Question: What year was the KenWis Club founded?
Answer: The KenWis Club, Kenosha’s Lutheran Men’s Club, was established in 1933.
Question: What instrument did Somers resident Marjorie Bullamore play on the Chautauqua circuit in 1927?
Answer: Bullamore played the violin. She was quite talented in her youth, and she was an adventurous soul.
Question: Kenosha Theatre was the first of Kenosha’s many theaters to show a talking motion picture show. What was the name of the first “talkie” shown at the Kenosha Theatre in 1928?
Answer: It was Universal Pictures’ “Melody of Love,” the studio’s first 100 percent talking and singing movie.
Question: In 1981 a ship unloaded its cargo on the Kenosha dock, and soon that cargo ended up falling into the harbor. What was the cargo?
Answer: Road salt — tons of it.
Question: What famous auto stuntman used Kenosha-built Nash automobiles exclusively from 1948 to 1955 for his performances?
Answer: His name was “Lucky” Lee Lott, and when he got behind the wheel it brought a whole new meaning to the words “auto-destruct.” He crashed them, smashed them and thoroughly trashed them.
Question: What was the name of the drug store on the corner of 50th Street and Seventh Avenue in the 1920s?
Answer: Herrmann Drug, at 4924 Seventh Ave., was operated by Jacob J. Herrmann starting in the early 1920s. (Herrmann never owned the building; it was owned by Julius J. Dagenbach.)
Question: What AMC concept car was 2 inches shorter than a VW Beetle and featured 4-wheel drive and a turbo-powered engine?
Answer: It was the AM Van, designed in 1977 by Richard A. Teague’s design team at American Motors.
Question: Who interrupted the Kenosha Regulars’ baseball game on June 29, 1885?
Answer: The Kenosha Regulars team scorer made the following entry in his score book in the fifth inning that day: Game interrupted by ministers.
Question: Who built his house in 1948 from reclaimed bricks from the old Allen Tannery?
Answer: Kenosha firefighter Joe Zicarelli was a tenacious character, and you only had to look at his Allendale home to find proof.
Question: A Kenosha County resident was on the 1952 and 1954 national championship University of Wisconsin boxing team. Who is he?
Answer: Terry Tynan of Somers boxed for four years at the University of Wisconsin. For two of those seasons — 1952 and 1954 —the UW boxing team won the national championship.
Question: Kenosha native Union Pvt. James E. Pettit was a Civil War prisoner of war in what Confederate prison?
Answer: We know about James Edward Pettit’s confinement in the Confederate prison in Cahaba, Ala., through a primary resource: a manuscript he wrote sometime after his experience.
Despite a request from 10 Wisconsin legislators, Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday he will not reconsider his decision to deny a Kenosha casino.
Jurors acquitted a former University of Wisconsin-Parkside basketball recruit of sexually assaulting a fellow student in September 2013.
Prosecutors had a rough day in Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder’s courtroom earlier this week, when the judge took them to task for a host of deficiencies — problems District Attorney Robert Zapf chalked up to a overly busy schedule and an understaffed office.
Two Nevada children believed to be kidnapped were found by Pleasant Prairie Police just after 1 a.m. Wednesday at an apartment complex in the 7800 block of 88th Avenue, according to Pleasant Prairie Chief David Smetana.
“Horrifying” was how Patty described the assault.
A 48-year-old Bristol man had what authorities called a “medical event” when he lost consciousness in a running vehicle Wednesday morning at Woodman’s, 7145 120th Ave.
The day after Holocaust survivors gathered to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Nesse Godin remembered her own liberation.
Meijer will open its Kenosha supercenter at 7701 Green Bay Road in June, the retailer announced Wednesday.
RANDALL — The Cat’s Pajamas Vocal Band will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Randall Consolidated School, 37101 87th St., as part of its annual Music in Schools Tour.
A familiar face in the Kenosha Unified School District will have a new role as the liaison for Hispanic and Latino students, families and community liaison.
If the Public Service Commission selects the preferred route for a new 25-mile electricity transmission line, it will kill plans for an equestrian development on Highway 83 in Paddock Lake, the property owner said at a public hearing on the project Tuesday night.
Two much-anticipated proposals to restore Kenosha historic landmarks remain on hold as the respective developers await needed approvals for tax credits, city officials said Tuesday.
A group of Mahone Middle School students’ ambitious plan to provide weekend meals to students in need proved such a success the kids are creating a sequel.
A young woman was bruised and bloody after a sexual assault she says took place in her dorm room early in the 2013-14 school year at the University of Wisconsin Parkside.
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to give the University of Wisconsin System more freedom would allow it to impose unchecked tuition hikes and potentially price students out of college, one of the system’s toughest critics said Tuesday.
A city commission is recommending a $316,000 contract to replace the roof of Kenosha’s historic Southport Beach House, with some slate tiles to be replaced with asphalt shingles.
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — Villagers will be able to weigh in on a new proposal that would revamp one of Pleasant Prairie’s oldest parks.
MILWAUKEE — Gov. Scott Walker denied the Kenosha casino on Friday to protect state revenues — the same reason he gave Tuesday when he announced his plan to help build a new arena to keep the Milwaukee Bucks in town.
KENOSHA — The “Raise Me Up” telethon to benefit the Charlie V’s Foundation will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
When the Salem Town Hall surprisingly ran out of ballots during the busy November 2014 election, voting officials were forced to make hundreds of photocopies and tediously hand count the ballots after the polls closed.
LakeView Technology Academy has received the Wisconsin Technology Education Association’s High School Program of the Year Award,
A 12-year-old Wheatland girl is recovering after suffering serious injuries in a fatal car accident on Dec. 31 on Highway 50 and 392nd Avenue, according to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.