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“The idea is to teach life and leadership skills to youth throughout the county,” youth development educator Carmelo Dávila said.
Apart from working with the already well-established programs, Dávila is now working to put together a program that will provide support to the Kenosha Unified School District, which has an identified achievement gap.
Nearly 100 years later, the focus is still on supporting farmers in the county. But, the ag educator now also works to connect the community with the farmers.
One of the biggest projects is the production of the Farm Fresh Atlas, which provides a marketing opportunity for farmers in southeastern Wisconsin. Each year, 70,000 copies of the 45-page booklet are printed.
When he was a senior at Tremper High School, Josh Paul was accepted into the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
“When I got my acceptance letter my mom was bawling,” Paul said, remembering she was so thrilled he was accepted into a prestigious school. But after leaving home to study industrial engineering, he found it wasn’t what he expected.
RANDALL — Powers Lake resident Nancy Crabtree is urging Randall town officials to work jointly with the village of Bloomfield on issues related to the border lake.
A sampling of people interviewed Friday night in Kenosha elicited a range of opinions on Gov. Walker’s decision earlier in the day to deny the Menominee-Hard Rock proposal for an $800 million casino, hotel, entertainment and convention center complex.
RANDALL — Like officials in Twin Lakes and Paddock Lake, Randall Town Board members said Thursday they will not help pay for the building Silver Lake purchased for a Community Library.
The town of Somers is one step closer to becoming a village. The Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge David Wilk signed an order Wednesday calling for an incorporation referendum set for April 7.
Wisconsin Secretary of Administration Mike Huebsch issued a report on the proposed Kenosha casino that incorporates the analyses of consultants hired by the state and the state’s negotiations with the tribes and the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs.
A 22-year-old Chicago man with a long history of being at the wrong place at the wrong time was sentenced to 25 years in prison with an additional 10 years of supervised release for his involvement in a 2013 double homicide in Kenosha.
Gov. Scott Walker looked back to his predecessor to justify his denial of the Kenosha casino, saying the compact Jim Doyle negotiated with the Potawatomi exposes the state to too much financial risk to allow him to approve the Menominee-Hard Rock proposal.
As he heads to Iowa to attempt to drum up support for a possible presidential run, Gov. Scott Walker is leaving supporters of the Kenosha casino seething.
Despite saying he would use all the time available to him to make a decision, Gov. Scott Walker denied the Menominee Indian Tribe’s proposed Kenosha casino with four weeks left on the clock.
Kenosha’s downtown is well positioned for successful revitalization, according to presentations made Thursday by a five-member team of economic, design and re-development experts.
A family with strong ties to Kenosha recently competed in Guy’s Grocery Games in an episode that will aire at 7 p.m. Sunday on the Food Network.
Kenosha Unified School Board member Kyle Flood reported he was threatened by phone Thursday between the two sentencing hearings for two men involved in an August incident in which his phone was stolen.
The long-awaited opening of Kenosha’s Meijer store seems around the corner, as construction is nearing completion and company officials are preparing to make an announcement within the next few days.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., expressed tepid criticism of President Barack Obama after this week’s State of the Union address, telling reporters on a conference call Thursday he hopes lame duck status changes Obama’s approach.
Two people arrested here for retail theft, but connected with a murder in Alabama, are expected to be returned soon to their home state.
Kenosha Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at Johnson Bank, 2729 18th St., just before 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
Today’s problem: On-street parking on 74th Street just east of the intersection with 104th Avenue. The area has multiple businesses, including a preschool on the north side of the street, several outpatient health care facilities and a hotel.
KENOSHA — “Game Night” is the theme of Carthage College’s Family Fun Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the college’s Hedberg Library.
SOMERS — Town officials expect to meet with the new owners of a vacant 40-acre tract in a few weeks to discuss commercial development at the Somers Market Center, where Walmart and Sam’s Club are anchor stores.
The Forest County Potawatomi filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ rejection of new compact language that would force the state to reimburse the tribe if the Menominee Nation gets a casino here.