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The University of Wisconsin-Extension is leading a public dialogue to help shape its future scope and direction as it prepares to serve the next generation of Wisconsin residents.
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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.
TWIN LAKES — The village Ethics Board Thursday dismissed an ethics complaint filed against Police Chief Dale Racer by Kevin Mathewson, regarding actions Racer allegedly took during Mathewson’s bid for hire with the police department.
Thirty-two years ago, the Shalom Center served its first soup kitchen meal.
SOMERS — Town Chairman Ben Harbach with assistance from attorney Rogers Clark and an army of town and county officials welcomed Somers residents to their last public meeting on incorporation. Residents will decide if 12 square miles, including most of the popualtion of the current town, will be split off into a village on April 7.
SOMERS — Some 25-30 people voiced concerns Thursday afternoon at a listening sessionwith state legislators, Rep. Samantha Kerkman, R-Salem, and Sen. Van Wanggaard regarding Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed 2015-17 biennial budget.
Concerned by a string of recent fiery train derailments involving oil shipments from North Dakota, federal, state and local officials are sounding the alarm to prevent a disaster in Wisconsin.
Employers who forecasted a hiring binge at the beginning of the year may have created a snowball effect that is pushing the unemployment rate to its lowest level since 2008.
This year’s Bowls and Books was another success, raising about $7,500 to support renovation efforts at the Rhode Center for the Arts, event chairwoman Judy Rossow said Thursday.
Kenosha’s yard waste drop-off site, 4071 88th Ave., is opening Monday.
A Kenosha couple whose business and home were raided by the Secret Service have been charged in federal court with conspiring to commit wire fraud and identity theft.
Wisconsin’s voter ID law will not go into effect until after the April 7 elections, but Kenosha County’s municipal clerks don’t expect to be overburdened during subsequent elections.
A jury should decide whether a disabled man sexually assaulted after an off-duty bus driver took him from the Kenosha Achievement Center can seek damages from the organization, an appeals court ruled this month.
Today's Problem: Reader KP contacted Fix It with a concern about a utility box near the harbor walkway in HarborPark. KP said, “As your fix-it mobile probably is not allowed on the bicycle path by the sculpture walk, I wanted to alert you to the most unusually and precariously situated sculpture about even with the western side of the Civil War Museum. It would appear that an electrical junction box (I think) is broken off of its concrete slab and leaning over."
KENOSHA — Eighth District Ald. Kurt Wicklund will host a monthly breakfast meeting 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Andy’s Drive-In, 2929 Roosevelt Road.
A proposed change to the state Department of Transportation budget would require local governments to foot more of the bill for things like curbs and gutters when a state highway project comes through town.
Lincoln Middle School on Wednesday became the epicenter of goodwill in the face of bullying once again.
The Somers Town Board is facing accusations of violating the Open Meetings Law.
An 18-year-old man left his ID behind when he helped burglarize a home this month, hoping to be caught.
Racine police on Tuesday arrested a Kenosha man on his way to a large heroin deal, after receiving a tip from a confidential informant.
TWIN LAKES — Police Chief Dale Racer, head of the local department for 8 years, will retire July 6.
A Racine man police say was videotaped fatally shooting a friend March 2 has pleaded not guilty to homicide.
Every year is an election year — at least when it comes to voting for Kenosha’s favorite soup.
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — A casino night to benefit clubs and sports at Indian Trail High School will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Radisson, 11800 108th St.
Two Kenosha men believed to be racing through city streets at speeds close to 80 mph received multiple citations on Tuesday.