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Na’Kia Hughes believes it is important for young people to find their footing in the world and to play a role in shaping the future, especially in their communities.

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With snow-covered Simmons Field just a flip-throw away, first-year Kenosha Kingfish general manager Doug Gole sits in his office and envisions all of the sights, sounds and smells of the historic ballpark.

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Mike DeBrabander has worked as a “patrol laborer” for the Kenosha County Highway Department for eight years, including duties like driving a Sterling tri-axle dump truck outfitted with a snowplow blade and wing.

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PLEASANT PRAIRIE — For the last nine months, Kate Bennett has been diligently plugging away, compiling, collecting and cataloging photographs, documents and artifacts while laying the groundwork in establishing what will eventually become a center for the village’s history.

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“I love feeding people. It’s awesome,” said Kenya Reap, who has been the kitchen manager at the Shalom Center for the past year and a half. “I want to be able to use my creativity to its fullest extent.”

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For all of the people who talk about opening up a restaurant or bar, there are the courageous few who actually go ahead and do it.

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For more than four decades Sue Parsons, of Kenosha, has been driving students throughout the Kenosha area to and from public and private schools.

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SOMERS — Craig Becker, one of the most decorated athletes in University of Wisconsin-Parkside history, continues to serve a role at the NCAA Division-2 school entering his fifth year as Parkside’s assistant athletic director for facilities.

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To really enjoy winter, people need to have two things: something to do and the clothing or equipment to keep them comfortable while doing it.

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Ashley Jensen, 32, is the pool supervisor for the Kenosha Parks Division. She has been maintaining Kenosha’s two public pools, Washington Park Pool and Anderson Park Pool, since 2011.

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Unless you nearly stepped on one at Six Flags Great America or you’ve been to a comic convention, you probably haven’t seen the works — some now gone forever — of Beth Zwolski Tobias, aka “The Chalk Girl.”

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“If you see a police officer, it’s OK to go up and talk to them. ... I don’t want you guys to be afraid to talk to police officers,” said Officer Friendly Tyler Cochran, as he spoke to a group of third-graders from Forest Park Elementary School recently.

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Lynda Bogdala’s goal in college was to pursue a career at a maximum security state prison, receiving and classifying prisoners.

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Dozens of customers waited patiently in line in near-freezing conditions as carhops weaved through an overflowing parking lot on Feb. 26 at Big Star, 1500 Washington Road.

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Current and former pupils, families, teachers and staff came together Friday to celebrate Bose Elementary School’s 50th anniversary.

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Somers historian Jackie Nelson, whose great-grandfather immigrated to Wisconsin in the mid-1800s and established a farm in the Berryville area, manages two online history blogs — the Somers Pioneer History blog and the Oakwood Cemetery blog.

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Bob LoCicero’s love for bowling inspired him to overcome physical limitations with a creative adaptation — stickbowling.

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Kathy Laybourn, 62, a founding member of Lemon Street Gallery, has been teaching at the gallery since 2000. She currently teaches the “Beginner and Beyond” painting class on Thursdays.

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Peggy Malmberg is a quilter and a member of the Southport Quilters Guild since 2006.

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Hundreds Kenosha County youth explore their interests by participating in 4-H. For some, like Abby Diedrich, 22, it sparks a passion that leads to a career.

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BRISTOL — A 16-mph wind whips around, rattling the plastic and metal hoops of a structure at Living Hope Farm LLC, located west of Interstate 94 on 88th Avenue just north of the Des Plaines River.

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If you’re a patron of Tenuta’s Deli & Liquors, 3203 52nd St., chances are you’ve run into Tony Bonnano.

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Kenosha Crime Prevention Officer Jeff Wamboldt is mostly known for his efforts keeping the city safe and serving as a County Board member.

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Jeff Muzenski is in his 38th season as a basketball referee with the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association. He’s also been an NCAA referee for eight seasons.

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Somers resident Frankie Rovella has fond memories of his high school days when he held a part-time job selling Christmas trees at a local hardware store.

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