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Bedtime tips, shared by local teacher, go viral

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When a Wilson Elementary School teacher posted a chart on social media relaying recommended bedtimes, she just hoped to give the school’s parents a bit of a benchmark.

Stacy Karlsen, a kindergarten-first grade teacher, posted the chart on Wilson’s Facebook page on Friday with the words “helpful information!”

Local authorities on alert regarding Fox Lake shooting

Local law enforcement officials remained on high alert Wednesday, despite having little information in the hunt for three suspects involved in the fatal shooting of a Fox Lake, Ill., officer.

Fox Lake Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, 52, was shot dead Tuesday morning while pursuing three suspicious men on foot just 10 miles south of the Wisconsin-Illinois border near Route 12 and Sayton Road.

County grapples with mental health budget

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Is it time for Kenosha County to run its own facility for those with serious mental illnesses?

Last week, the County Board held a special meeting to discuss a budget deficit associated with the cost of committing the mentally ill to facilities outside of Kenosha. The need for a local facility was one of the ideas floated.

Kenosha Beef recalls pork sausage products

Kenosha Beef International is recalling approximately 89,235 pounds of pork sausage patty products after small pieces of metal were found in the meat, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The frozen, pork sausage patties were produced on May 13. The following products are subject to recall:

Freshmen rule at Central — for one day

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PADDOCK LAKE — Central High School freshmen learned an important lesson Tuesday — where not to be Wednesday when the entire student body returns to school.

"This is the main hallway," senior Alyssa MacKinnon, a freshman mentor, told the ninth-graders.

Concerts aim to help revitalize Lincoln Park

Two decades ago, Lincoln Park Live was a showcase musical event in Kenosha’s largest park.

Now, it’s set to return this month, with jazz, gospel and rhythm/blues concerts scheduled Sept. 10, 17 and 24 in the park’s flower gardens just behind the Bruno Oribiletti Center.

Proposal retracts mayor’s power over park fee waivers

Kenosha Mayor Keith Bosman said Tuesday he was surprised and disappointed by a move to have the city’s Park Commission — not the mayor’s office — grant waivers of park use fees.

The commission voted 3-2 on Monday to recommend to the City Council Ald. David Bogdala’s proposal to make the commission the sole grantor of waivers.

County Board seeks to lure presidential debate to Kenosha

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The Kenosha County Board is trying to get the nation’s attention.

On Tuesday the board unanimously approved a resolution calling for a Democratic presidential debate to take place in Kenosha.

Back to school by the numbers

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Tuesday is back-to-school day in Kenosha Unified and other public school districts across Wisconsin. Here’s a by-the-numbers look at Unified as the new school year begins:

4,316 — total number of staff employed by Kenosha Unified as of Monday

Wage increases sought for county’s 911 center

Some Kenosha County officials want to bump up pay for employees of the county 911 center so wages are more competitive with surrounding communities.

Kenosha Police Chief John Morrissey said some positions with Kenosha County Joint Services, which handles 911 dispatching for the city and county, are notorious for departures due to low pay.

Newcomers arrive on Parkside campus

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SOMERS — Elijah Triggs was remarkably calm.

“It’s just another day,” Triggs said. “I’m ready.”

Homeless woman scratches by with pig companion

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As police scanner calls go, it was a doozy: “Homeless woman living in camper with pig. Check on welfare of pig.”

The call was so odd, we felt the need to follow up with the Kenosha Police Department to see if we had heard the call correctly. Yes, we were told, a caller had told police a homeless woman had a pet pig, and the caller was concerned the pig might not be getting enough food.

Somers seeks to gauge interest in voluntary annexation

SOMERS — When the village of Somers was created earlier this year, Somers officials hoped property owners in the remnant town would choose to annex into the village.

Now officials are pushing those efforts a little harder.

A dream of education

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Among the students heading back to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside this year is Patrick Kimani Nyambura, a student from Kenya starting his second year here.

Nyambura dreamed of getting this kind of education, but before Twin Lakes resident Lynda Hochschild reached out to him, he had no real hope that it would ever happen.

Arcing wires touch off fire in Trevor home

An electrical fire Sunday that started in an attic has displaced the owners of a home in Trevor.

No one was injured in the 12:28 p.m. fire at 28313 107th Place.

    First TV ad for Walker touts fight with unions

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    MADISON — The first television ad designed to bolster Republican Scott Walker’s sagging presidential campaign highlights his 2011 struggle with public sector unions, the clash that made him known across the country.

    The 60-second ad by the super PAC Unintimidated begins broadcasting in Iowa on Tuesday as part of a $7 million buy that runs until the Feb. 1 caucuses.

    State GOP bills target Planned Parenthood federal funding

    MADISON (AP) — About $7.5 million in federal funding for Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin would be cut under two Republican-backed bills heard Wednesday by a state Assembly committee, measures that come as the Legislature also considers criminalizing research on aborted fetal tissue.

    Supporters defended the measures as reasonable steps to prevent taxpayer money going to a group that provides abortions. But opponents said halting the funding would adversely affect the women’s health services, including cancer screenings and wellness checks, which Planned Parenthood also provides to about 60,000 men and women a year.

    Spending on private voucher school program soars

    MADISON (AP) — Spending on Wisconsin’s private school voucher program increased about seven times as fast as aid to public schools since Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans took control of the Statehouse, based on new figures released Tuesday.

    A memo by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau prepared at the request of voucher opponent Sen. Jennifer Shilling, a Democrat from La Crosse, shows the spending increase on private voucher schools between the 2011-2012 fiscal year and 2016-2017.

    Walker’s talk about Canadian border wall draws derision

    ONAWA, Iowa — Scott Walker’s suggestion that building a wall between Canada and the U.S. might be a “legitimate” idea prompted swift derision from fellow Republicans on Monday and an attempt by his campaign to clarify what he meant.

    It was the latest misstep for a 2016 presidential candidate who got off to a strong start but has fallen back into the pack after a series of fumbles and a lackluster performance in the first GOP debate.

    Barrett calls for equipping officers with body cameras

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — All Milwaukee police officers on the street would be wearing body cameras by the end of 2016 under a proposal announced Sunday by Mayor Tom Barrett.

    The proposal comes after tense episodes between police and Milwaukee’s African-American community and fatal shootings by police in Ferguson, Mo., Cleveland and North Charleston, S.C., that sparked discussion nationwide about race and policing. Last year, 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton was fatally shot by a Milwaukee police officer in a downtown park.

    Walker: Clinton is wrong on gun control after TV shooting

    GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker called Thursday for better mental health treatment in the wake of the Virginia shootings and dismissed Hillary Rodham Clinton’s call for tighter gun control as a political response.

    “It’s unfortunate that all too often we’ve seen from people like Hillary Clinton a political reaction to something that’s much more sophisticated and challenging than that,” Walker said.

    Hoecherl returns to Rangers after another injury

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    KENOSHA — If Kaela Hoecherl flashes a smile at some point during the ninth-ranked UW-Parkside women’s soccer team’s season opener against Alderson Broaddus University at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Wood Road Field in Somers, it would be understandable.

    After all, the 2010 Tremper graduate has traveled a rocky road just to get to this point.

    Aussie women stop by Simmons Field

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    KENOSHA — On Thursday evening at Simmons Field, Jeneane Lesko summed up the general expectations for members of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

    “They were always telling us you have to play like a man and look like a woman,” she said.

    Prep ticker: Falcons, Lancers sweep in volleyball

    Central 3, Elkhorn 0

    The Falcons rolled to a 25-9, 25-10, 25-7 Southern Lakes Conference victory at Elkhorn Thursday night. ... Kaeley Mueller led the attack with nine kills, followed by Devin Gillespie with six and Laura Shoopman with five. ... Other leaders included Abi Marquenski (four aces, 2.5 blocks), Sierra Lee (19 assists, 13 digs), Kennedy Muff (14 assists), Tanika Johnson (nine assists) and Sarah Blair (11 digs). ... “I thought everyone played extremely well,” Central coach Charlie Berg said. “It’s very hard to isolate any one single girl in contribution to tonight’s win.”

    Veterans lead Reds volleyball team

    A stellar 2014 season has led to some pretty lofty expectations for the Carthage College women’s volleyball team.

    Now it’s up to the Reds to deliver.

    College runners at starting line

    The men’s and women’s cross country teams at UW-Parkside and Carthage College soon will be off and running.

    Both Parkside squads open their 2015 seasons Friday at the Lewis University Invitational. Parkside’s first home meet is Sept. 12 with the Midwest Open.

    Mikolas comes through

    Bradford graduate Nate Mikolas delivered perhaps the biggest hit of his professional baseball career on Thursday night.

    Mikolas blasted a game-tying grand slam in the top of the eighth inning at Hunnicutt Field in Princeton, W.Va., and the Pulaski (Va.) Yankees eventually won 9-8 in 10 innings to steal Game 1 of the best-of-3 Appalachian (Rookie) League East Division playoffs against the Princeton Rays.

    Red Men looking to take that next step

    Has the Carthage football program turned the corner?

    While last year’s 3-7 record, including 2-5 in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin, may indicate otherwise, the improvement was evident from the previous season when the Red Men went winless in the CCIW and won just one of their 10 games.

    Red Men a little less green this season

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    KENOSHA — Prior to last year’s season opener, the Carthage football team featured 81 freshmen on its 133-player roster and 16 were listed on the two-deep.

    First-year players won’t be counted on quite as heavily in 2015.

    Four medals for Boresch in world bowling

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    Kenosha’s Lennie Boresch Jr. has many accomplishments in his distinguished bowling career.

    This tops all of them.

    Prep ticker: Shore sets record in Hawks volleyball win

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    Indian Trail 3, Racine St. Catherine’s 0

    Senior libero Dylan Shore set the school’s career record in digs in the Hawks’ 25-11, 25-21, 25-17 season-opening victory at home. Shore’s 15 digs boosted his career total to 369. ... Travis Lopour led IT with 12 kills while Lucas Eggers had six and Jon Quinn added five kills and three blocks. Ryan Landgraf and Turner Fuhrer dished out 14 and 15 assists, respectively. “We were able to alter our lineups and get a lot of people into the game,” coach Brian Sharkey said. “It’s good to know that we have a lot of versatile players who can play multiple positions.”

    Sebetic among Packers’ cuts

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    Tremper graduate Kyle Sebetic was one of five players released by the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday when the team’s roster moves were announced by general manager Ted Thompson.

    Bradford lands in the win column

    In a game shortened by 15 minutes, the Bradford boys soccer team and interim coach Scott Wolf each got their first win on Tuesday with a 3-2 Southeast Conference victory over Oak Creek at Jaskwhich Stadium.

    Victor Andrade’s second-half goal off a George Flores helper gave the Red Devils a 3-2 lead, and it held up until the 75th minute when the Oak Creek coach refused to leave the field after a red card, according to Wolf. That prompted the head referee to call the game.

    Prep ticker: Lancers girls win cross country invite title

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    Familiar face in a brand new place

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    It goes without saying there is a huge difference between high school and collegiate athletics.

    And former Tremper standout boys soccer player Jaime Colin has found that out first-hand in his opening days with the UW-Parkside men’s soccer program.

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    Somers to consider capitalization policy

    SOMERS — A proposed policy for capital assets will go before the Village Board on Tuesday.

    Kenosha Beef recalls pork sausage products

    Kenosha Beef International is recalling approximately 89,235 pounds of pork sausage patty products after small pieces of metal were found in the meat, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

    39th Avenue project won’t take place this year

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    Although planned and approved to be resurfaced this year, a seven-block section of rough road on 39th Avenue from 45th Street to 52nd Street in Kenosha won’t even go to bid until January or February, according to Mayor Keith Bosman.

    County grapples with mental health budget

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    Is it time for Kenosha County to run its own facility for those with serious mental illnesses?

    News briefs: Woman gets probation for leaving kids in burning apartment

    A Kenosha woman who left her four sleeping children at home with food cooking on the stove will spend one year on probation, after entering a plea to one count each of child neglect and bail jumping.

    Local authorities on alert regarding Fox Lake shooting

    Local law enforcement officials remained on high alert Wednesday, despite having little information in the hunt for three suspects involved in the fatal shooting of a Fox Lake, Ill., officer.

    Man to be charged in theft of wallets, purses

    A Kenosha man suspected of stealing purses and wallets from at least 13 homes had his bond set Wednesday at $100,000, ahead of charges being filed.

    Bedtime tips, shared by local teacher, go viral

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    When a Wilson Elementary School teacher posted a chart on social media relaying recommended bedtimes, she just hoped to give the school’s parents a bit of a benchmark.

    Snyder: On this Labor Day Weekend, hug a worker

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    I never met Robert S. Strang, but as Labor Day approaches, I salute him.

    Event briefs: Cruise-In car show Saturday in downtown

    KENOSHA — The Kenosha Classic Cruise-In car show will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Kenosha.

    Kenoshan charged in man’s overdose

    A Kenosha man is charged in Racine County with recklessly endangering safety after deputies there said he gave a man the drug he used to overdose.

    Johnson removed as Silver Lake committee chairman

    SILVER LAKE — Silver Lake Trustee Roger Johnson was recently stripped of his role as chairman of the General Welfare, Buildings, Public Works, Parks, Public Lands and Library Committee by village president Bruce Nopenz.



    County Board seeks to lure presidential debate to Kenosha

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    The Kenosha County Board is trying to get the nation’s attention.

    Proposal retracts mayor’s power over park fee waivers

    Kenosha Mayor Keith Bosman said Tuesday he was surprised and disappointed by a move to have the city’s Park Commission — not the mayor’s office — grant waivers of park use fees.

    Concerts aim to help revitalize Lincoln Park

    Two decades ago, Lincoln Park Live was a showcase musical event in Kenosha’s largest park.

    Poor weather smokes Grill Games attendance

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    Inclement weather kept crowds at bay for last weekend’s Grill Games, with less than half the attendance compared with last year, organizers for said Tuesday.

    Four Unified schools have multi-grade classes

    When children returned to school Tuesday, students at four Kenosha Unified School District schools attended class with students from two grade levels.

    Lots of smiles on first day of school

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    At Harvey Elementary School in Kenosha, parents Jose and Veronica Murrieta realized too late that they had forgotten to take their customary “back to school” photo of their son Joshua.

    Freshmen rule at Central — for one day

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    PADDOCK LAKE — Central High School freshmen learned an important lesson Tuesday — where not to be Wednesday when the entire student body returns to school.

    News briefs: Dehumidifier blamed for Salem fire

    A faulty dehumidifier is believed to be the cause of a basement fire at a Salem home Tuesday afternoon.

    Man gets nine years for sexual assault

    A Kenosha man who sexually assaulted a sleeping woman on last summer was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison.

    New competency exam ordered in murder case

    The court is once again examining the competency of one of the two teenagers convicted of the 2008 murder of Capri M. Walker, this time as he pursues an appeal.

    Unified to take closer look at P.E. waiver

    The Kenosha Unified School District is taking another look at physical education waivers.

    Snap-on theft suspect to remain free on bond

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    The second man charged in connection with the theft of Snap-on Inc. tool kits worth more than $1 million must not sell any tools online while he remains out on bond.

    Labor Person of the Year deflects praise

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    This year’s Labor Person of the Year doesn’t think he should stand alone in the spotlight.

    Event briefs: Car show to benefit wounded soldier

    KENOSHA — A car show to benefit a severely wounded soldier from Kenosha will take place 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday on Simmons Island.

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