Last week’s question: The SS Milwaukee was launched Dec. 6, 1902, and shuttled railroad cars between Milwaukee and Grand Haven, Mich. Where is it now?
Answer: On the bottom of Lake Michigan. The 338-foot-long all-steel train ferry sank on Oct. 22, 1929, in a terrific storm and took the lives of all 52 crew members onboard.
Last week’s question: When firebugs torched three Salem grade schools in the early hours of Oct. 31, 1931, county officials surmised that the culprits were Halloween pranksters. Which schools did they set on fire?
Answer: The three schools were Barnard School, Liberty Corners School and Paddock Lake School.
Last week’s question: Whose police captain’s badge worn by a Kenosha resident resides in the collection of the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison?
Answer: The badge belonged to the fictitious Capt. Frank X. Furillo, one of the main characters on the Emmy-winning show “Hill Street Blues.” It is now cataloged as museum object No. 2007.41.2.
Last week’s question: In 1932, bank robbers went to the home of an assistant cashier and tied up his wife and a school teacher before ushering him to his place of employment to gain access to the vault. Which Kenosha County bank was it?
Answer: The Silver Lake State Bank was the scene of a stealthy planned robbery, the likes of which hadn’t been seen before.
Last week’s question: American Motors Corp. President William Luneberg came to Kenosha to visit the plant in the early 1970s. During a tour of the facility, plant worker Dom Jiardine Jr. approached him and made a request. What did Jiardine want?
Answer: A car.
Last week’s question: What Kenosha mayor was reelected after a political scandal in 1894?
Answer: It was Dr. William F. Farr, who was elected mayor for the first time in the spring of that year.
Last week’s question: When did the first air mail letter arrive in Kenosha?
Answer: The first air mail letter arrived in Kenosha on June 5, 1919.
Last week’s question: In what country did Kenosha missionary Jennette G. Hauser work from 1860 to 1867?
Answer: Hauser first traveled to India during the time of the American Civil War.
Last week’s question: How did the Allis Apartments at 811 60th St. in Kenosha get its name?
Answer: The Allis Apartments, one of the oldest apartment buildings in Kenosha, has stood across the street from Library Park since 1915.
Last week’s question: Who has been the single biggest monetary contributor to the Kenosha Public Library system?
Answer: You might think it was industrialist and philanthropist Zalmon Simmons, who gave Kenosha that beautiful stone-and-marble library downtown, but you’d be wrong.
Last week’s question: In 1926, John Jeremy of Stillwater, Minn., came to Kenosha in hopes of finding something. What was Jeremy looking for?
Answer: He was looking for the body of 14-year-old John O’Day, who had drowned in Lake Michigan near the bluff at the foot of Selma Avenue (75th Street).
A woman is dead and a 38-year-old man in custody after a 10-hour standoff in Kenosha Wednesday.
STURTEVANT — Gateway Technical College’s programs that seek to eliminate the “skills mismatch” between manufacturers and potential employees drew the praise of U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez Wednesday.
TWIN LAKES — Allied Plastics got the nods of approval it needed from the Plan Commission Wednesday to proceed with purchasing the Christmas tree lot on Holy Hill Road for use as a 140-stall parking lot.
The 2013 Crossing Borders Artist Market & Studio Tour this weekend provides an opportunity to see artists from southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois at work.
Entrepreneurs looking to open pawn or secondhand shops in Kenosha now have to abide by new rules dictating their location.
The spring election campaign for the Kenosha Unified School Board looks like it may be getting crowded.
At Bradford High School, about 350 kids will be getting a lesson in the Game of Life next week when — with the help of Educators Credit Union — the school holds Reality Check.
I may be exaggerating, but it feels like I’ve been eating cookies non-stop since mid-November.
SOMERS — A holiday boutique and bake sale will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hawthorn Hollow, 880 Green Bay Road, Somers.
A Salem man stole a gun, police say, when he burglarized a home last month.
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — If two mobile home parks in the village fail to address outstanding zoning and building code violations, the owners’ licenses might not be renewed after their Dec. 31 expiration date.
The Kenosha County Board Tuesday authorized up to $1.7 million in bonds to pay for new software to replace an aging emergency dispatch system.
A plan to expand the Kenosha School of Technology Enhanced Curriculum received a unanimous committee recommendation Tuesday.
Women who have more breast milk than their babies can use are now able to become donors, dropping off their excess milk at a hospital in Racine so it can be pasteurized and used for premature and critically ill babies.
The city’s Commission on the Arts is hoping to improve communication between the group and the public.
A Beach Park, Ill., man arrested as part of a large drug bust this summer has been sent to prison.
KENOSHA — Students in grades K-6 are invited to make winter treasure bottles at the next “Cool Craft Fridays” event, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday at Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave.
SILVER LAKE — The village tax levy will increase 1.47 percent to help cover a 2.7 percent increase in expenses in Silver Lake.
SALEM — A pit bull killed a cat, then bit a teenager who tried to remove the animal from the dog’s jaws on Friday.
BRIGHTON — A 1.2 percent increase in the tax levy is needed to support a 2 percent increase in the Brighton town budget for 2014.
A popular mass transit tax credit — easing the pocketbook for many local Metra commuters — may be cut nearly in half starting Jan. 1.
Alderman Curt Wilson was talking to a constituent when he learned of a break-in in his district. An elderly woman awoke in the middle of the night and found an intruder in her home.
A man believed to be responsible for a spate of break-ins and attempted break-ins near Lincoln Park this fall has been charged.