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    County weighs ideas for addressing mental health budget deficit


    Kenosha County Board supervisors surveyed a variety of ideas Wednesday night aimed at addressing a budget deficit for mental health services.

    Museums a success, despite not meeting lofty projections


    When proposed in 2005, the $15 million Civil War Museum was projected by some to attract 300,000 visitors a year.

    Centenarian sisters share tips for a long life


    Two centenarian siblings are on track for a world record. Like a good wine, they have a few more years before their combined ages are ripe for a record.

    Budding entrepreneurs hit home runs at FastPitch


    Gary Krause, George Carlozzi and Daniel Haas dreamed of ways to make life easier and safer for others.

    WestoshaMarket enjoys successful inaugural season


    BRISTOL — The plentiful, bright produce at the last WestoshaMarket of the season Wednesday served as both a metaphor for the market's attendance, as well as its future.

    Unified alters snow day notifications

    Kenosha Unified School District families will get a slightly earlier announcement of snow days.

    Unified to acquire land near EBSOLA

    A plan to cleanup an industrial site near Edward Bain School of Language and Arts will move forward after a vote from the Kenosha Unified School Board.

    Social media threats may have led to shots being fired at a Kenosha home Tuesday night.

    It’s party time in Twin Lakes

    TWIN LAKES — Main Street in Twin Lakes will close to traffic from 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday for a daytime car show and an evening block party.

    Unified schools get upgrades


    At Jane Vernon Elementary School, teachers are busy readying classrooms for students who will return to a newly renovated — and more energy efficient — building next week.

    Teacher pleads guilty to sexual assault


    A former Bullen Middle School teacher and coach pleaded guilty Wednesday to the charge that he sexually assaulted a high school student while he was employed by the Kenosha Unified School District.

    Snyder: This Grill Games team cooks up fun along with food


    Let’s make something clear right up front: Laura Tyunaitis is not going to share her award-winning grilling recipes.

    Event briefs: Fundraiser to aid college tour organization

    KENOSHA — A fundraising “Back to School Rally” for Education Youth Development Outreach begins at noon Friday and will continue until noon Saturday at Second Baptist Church, 3925 32nd Ave.

    Unified rejects student advisory committee

    The Kenosha Unified School Board rejected a proposal to create a student advisory committee aimed at giving students a stronger voice in district policy.

    ComSys head fires back at city

    The next shoe has dropped in the city’s ongoing information technology probe.

    Somers town, village to get IT service from county

    SOMERS — Kenosha County will be providing the village and town of Somers with computer and phone services under for the remainder of the year and all of next year.

    Stein hoisting competition draws curious crowd


    Beer isn’t always light.

    Ground broken for industrial park


    SOMERS — Though work had begun weeks ago, ground was officially broken Tuesday for Somers’ first industrial park, dubbed First Park 94.

    Six questions for Tammy Conforti, president of the Kenosha Dream Playground Project


    The first phase of the Kenosha Dream Playground Project “community build” wrapped up Sunday in Petzke Park, 2900 14th Ave.

    Work begins on rough track crossing


    Crews worked Tuesday to fix the Union Pacific Railroad crossing at 75th Street near Cooper Road.

    Woman charged in string of garage burglaries


    The pregnant woman accused of working with the father of her child to burglarize garages, stealing tools to pawn and full gas cans, appeared in court Tuesday.

    News briefs: Fairgoers prefer Walker over Trump

    Patrons of the Kenosha County Fair prefer Gov. Scott Walker for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, according to a straw poll taken by the Republican Party.

    Kenosha man reportedly stalked woman

    Racine police used a Taser and a police dog to subdue a Kenosha man prior to his arrest Saturday for stalking and harassment.

    New owners at Scoops make it a family affair


    Keeping the lights on at a favorite downtown Kenosha business was the goal when Julie Soldenwagner with her husband Carl took ownership of Scoops Ice Cream a few weeks ago. With seven children, ages 20 to 6, the family didn’t really need more tasks on its to-do list. But Soldenwagner didn’t want to see the shop at 5819 Sixth Ave. close its doors.

    Ride Across Wisconsin to finish on Simmons Island Saturday

    The Wisconsin Bike Federation's 175-mile Ride Across Wisconsin will finish with a celebration at Simmons Island park in Kenosha from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

    Event briefs: Driver Card info session slated

    KENOSHA — An information session about a bill that would allow immigrants to apply for a limited-purpose Driver Card begins at noon Friday in the Oberiletti Center in Lincoln Park, 7010 22nd Ave.

    Hot new Italian model comes to town


    Psst. Hey, guys, have you heard about the hot new Italian in town? She’s fast and she looks smokin’ hot in red. If you can sneak away from the house on Thursday evening, you can get a look at her.