Commission dismisses complaint against fire chief

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The Kenosha Police and Fire Commission voted Tuesday to dismiss complaints made against Fire Chief John Thomsen, ending a review of charges brought by the firefighter union’s president.

Thomsen, who has been accused of multiple counts of acts unbecoming of an officer, has already been disciplined because of the complaint. With the Police and Fire Commission’s action Tuesday, the chief will not have his two-week suspension altered.

City administration handed down Thomsen’s suspension in January, months after Kenosha Professional Firefighters Local 414 President Jeremy Ryan alerted Mayor Keith Bosman to the union’s concerns with Thomsen’s actions.




Weis-Way Dairy Farm to host Dairy Breakfast

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PARIS — Dan and Marie Weis will welcome visitors to their dairy farm with a big breakfast on June 14.

The Weis-Way Dairy Farm on Highway 142, just west of Highway 45, is the location of the 2014 Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast. The annual event is held on farms throughout the state in conjunction with June Dairy Month to help connect the local community with its dairy farmers.

Caledonia Democrat Bryce enters 21st District Senate race

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Caledonia Democrat Randy Bryce today announced his candidacy for the 21st Senate District, which includes much of rural Kenosha County.

Bryce said in a news release that he is running to stop partisan games, attacks on veterans and job creation failures in Madison.

Two charged in shooting death

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Footprints in the late spring snow led police to the suspects charged Tuesday in last week’s shooting death.

Police learned of the shooting when a 15-year-old passenger in victim Anthony M. Edwards’ car called 911, after the shot driver crashed into a home in the 6500 block of Sheridan Road about 10:40 p.m. April 14.

Celebrating Earth Day at Kenosha Public Museum

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Did you know that cutting your shower short by a minute each day would save about 2,500 gallons of water over the course of a year?

And if we all turned off our lights for an additional hour every day, we’d save about $2.7 billion and enough energy to drive a car to and from Pluto, twice, or about 18.6 billion miles.

Commission dismisses complaint against fire chief

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The Kenosha Police and Fire Commission voted Tuesday to dismiss complaints made against Fire Chief John Thomsen, ending a review of charges brought by the firefighter union’s president.

Thomsen, who has been accused of multiple counts of acts unbecoming of an officer, has already been disciplined because of the complaint. With the Police and Fire Commission’s action Tuesday, the chief will not have his two-week suspension altered.

Aide charged with child abuse after incident with autistic boy

A former special education aide at Jane Vernon Elementary School was charged with child abuse for allegedly slapping and tripping a child in her care at the school.

Cynthia Tessman, 54, of Kenosha, was charged this month with one felony count of physical abuse of a child, the charge related to an incident that occurred at the school last June.

Medication disposal events set for Saturday

Free household medicine disposal events will be held at three locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

All Kenosha residents are invited to drop off any outdated or unused medication, including prescription drugs. The collections are for households only, not businesses.

News briefs: Woman identified in OWI rollover

Kenosha police identified the woman who was was believed to be intoxicated while causing a two-car rollover crash at 85th Street and Sheridan Road just after noon on Monday.

Kimberly Artac, 56, faces felony charges for operating while intoxicated resulting in injury.

Event briefs: Fundraiser to aid Central High School arts programs

KENOSHA — A fundraiser to benefit performing arts programs at Central High School will take place 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, 11880 74th Place.

During that time, 12 percent of all sales will be donated to the Central High School Music Parents Association, which directly supports the choral, drama and music programs at the school.

Salem gains TIF authority

SALEM — A new economic development tool is available to the town of Salem under new legislation allowing towns that meet certain criteria to create Tax Incremental Financing districts.

Earlier this month, Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill extending TIF power to any Wisconsin town that meets three specific criteria:





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