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).
SOMERS — Dormant several years due to the poor economy and flagging condominium sales, a plan has reawakened to develop a mixed-use retail and residential subdivision in Somers.
It’s beginning to look a lot like a Ye English Olde Christmasse Feaste as 200 Kenosha Unified High School student musicians and actors converge to warm the cockles of every heart over four days at Tremper High School beginning Thursday night.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A Lake County judge has given a 110-year prison sentence to a Kenosha man convicted in the 2007 killing of a suburban Chicago woman.
There are only a handful of days left for people to finish taking their General Educational Development tests at Gateway Technical College without having to start over.
With alternate-side street parking in effect in Kenosha, vehicle owners are reminded to check their calendar daily when parking overnight on city streets.
A man has been charged with stealing copper pipe and other items from several places throughout the city.
Visits to the emergency room for injuries from falling on ice and snow are up.
An error is causing a delay in the suit filed by a conservative group seeking to block implementation of new Kenosha Unified School District labor contracts.
BRIGHTON — When Betty Houtz recently found herself faced with making interment plans for the cremains of her brother Dave Meyer, she had a request: to have him buried in the same grave as one of their parents.
KENOSHA — Bridges Community Center, 5718 Seventh Ave., will host a holiday open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
An Oshkosh man who is due in court next month for visiting the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus in violation of a restraining order has been arrested for the same thing in Stevens Point.
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — The Village Board narrowly approved Monday renewing the license for Scotty’s Mobile Home Park, 5310 75th St.
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — With the Village Board’s unanimous approval Monday for its conceptual plan, the proposed 162-unit Senior Lifestyle Community looks to be on track for Phase I to begin construction in fall 2014.
SALEM — A resident is asking the town to consider "quiet zones" for at least four railroad crossings in order to minimize loud noise from train horn.
When told his garage was not in compliance with city housing codes, a Kenosha resident sought to appeal the decision.
Early filings for candidacy for Kenosha County Board show potential races that could occur in next year’s spring election, including a possible re-match in the 4th District.
Sunday’s snowstorm was a dramatic reminder of the hazards winter weather brings for drivers.
A judge on Monday shut down the defense’s attempt to use a new DNA analysis method on genetic material found on murder victim Lisa Marie Mezera’s clothing.
When attorneys for the Kenosha Unified School District go to court Tuesday, they will be facing a group familiar to legal battles over education and labor law in Wisconsin.
If you were looking for January, search no farther.
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — “Breakfast with Santa” begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Prairie Springs Park, highways H and 165, Pleasant Prairie.
The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department offered a stunning visual reminder on the dangers of animals and roadways in a 21-second video involving a deputy’s vehicle and a deer.
Kenosha Professional Firefighters Local 414 has reached out to the city to start talks on ways to reduce city fire department overtime costs, which are holding the city back from hiring three additional firefighters.
A local liquor store was burglarized early Sunday with more than $5,000 in merchandise stolen, primarily alcohol and cigarettes, according to a Kenosha police report.
Kenosha County residents woke up to a white Monday with additional snowfall overnight creating a wintry scene.