Question: What Kenosha County sheriff drove a squad car to New York City to be on a game show?
Answer: In the race for the office of Kenosha County sheriff in 1952, Marshall Simonsen — who stood 5 feet 6 inches — ran on the slogan: “You have tried ’em all, now try the small.”
Question: Who was the scandalous parson whose brief pastorate 100 years ago was cut short when it was discovered he was a bigamist?
Answer: The congregants of the Henry M. Simmons Memorial Church were tickled to be getting the services of the Rev. James Morrison Darnell in November 1914.
Question: Kenosha industrialist Zalmon G. Simmons bankrolled what small but mighty railway in 1889?
Answer: It’s the Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway in Colorado.
Question: Many people know of junior national bicycle champ Bobby Thomas, who took the title on the Washington Bowl track in Kenosha in 1928 before 10,000 screaming fans. What was the name of the racer who won the national senior title that day?
Answer: His name was Robert J. Connor, and his hard-earned victory that day was in the shadow of Thomas, who was a Kenosha hometown hero.
Question: How long has Kenosha’s Roscioli family lived in their Columbus Park neighborhood home?
Answer: The Rosciolis have lived at 5412 23rd Ave. in Kenosha since 1922. This summer could be the first time in 93 years that the mailman will deliver envelopes there addressed to someone other than a Roscioli, or “Occupant.”
Question: What was Shoot the Chutes?
Answer: Almost 75 years before Kenoshans clamored for the thrill rides at Great America, they got their adrenalin pumping at a Kenosha feature called Shoot the Chutes in Anderson Park.
Question: What Nobel Peace Prize winner made an appearance in Kenosha on June 13, 1981?
Answer: Mother Teresa of Calcutta, 1979 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, spent two hours on a Saturday in Kenosha during her American tour in the summer of 1981.
It’s been 76 years since the last train made its run on the KD line in Kenosha County on May 31, 1939.
The Kenosha Division line was a 72-mile stretch of the Chicago and North Western Railway that began in downtown Kenosha and ended in Rockford, Ill.
Question: Earlier this month, the name of Jacob Keul was added to Kenosha’s Public Safety Memorial. Was Keul a firefighter or a deputy sheriff?
Answer: Truth be known, he was both. And his family was confused on the subject of his demise until Keul’s 11-year-old great-great-granddaughter Katelyn Hannah found out what happened to her ancestor.
Question: Kenosha High School held its first classes in 1849. When did the school graduate its first class?
Answer: Twelve years later in 1861.
Question: What animal caused pandemonium at the Burke Theater in downtown Kenosha on Sept. 22, 1924?
Answer: A little black kitty with a white stripe down its back. You know the type.
RANDALL — Clouds rumbled over the grounds on the last day of Country Thunder Sunday, but not even the slightest chance of rain could keep country music fans away from the main stage.
BRISTOL — The bodies of two men, who died in a plane crash, were discovered in a field behind a home in the 16800 block of 60th Street Sunday.
A man in his early 30s was taken to a local hospital late Saturday after being injured in an industrial accident.
Each Monday, the Kenosha News takes a look at the life of a Kenosha County resident who recently died. We share with you, through the memories of family and friends, a life remembered.
An E. coli bacteria warning has been issued for Silver Lake’s DeWitt Beach off Cogswell Drive.
RANDALL — Country Thunder has always been celebrated for bringing big names to Wisconsin, but for some country music fans the lesser-known opening acts bring fresh material to the scene.
RANDALL — The energy was electric at Country Thunder as the gates opened Saturday.
A car sped through a parking lot and crashed into a garage Saturday evening after the driver appeared to suffer from a medical condition.
Authorities responded to a reported stabbing in the 1700 block of 52nd Street at 2:51 p.m. Saturday.
BRISTOL — Buckthorn, multiflora rose, garlic mustard and honeysuckle were under attack Saturday morning at Pringle Nature Center.
Simmons Field became a field of dreams for youngsters from Kenosha Saturday afternoon as they got the chance to try out their hitting, catching and running skills with Kenosha Kingfish players.
BRISTOL — Traffic has gotten much heavier along the two-lane roads west of the Uline development, but not so much that the county plans major improvements in the near term.
SOMERS — Town officials are now considering a referendum to annex the remaining remnant town properties into the village of Somers.
KENOSHA — Being safe at home will be discussed during a conference call for seniors, beginning at 2 p.m. Tuesday.