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.
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.
Perched on a shelf in Jennifer Phan’s office is a poster board covered with photographs of smiling owners posing with healthy-looking horses and ponies.
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.
Erik Herbrechtsmeier and his younger brother Mike have been jumping into frigid Lake Michigan for the annual Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day for quite awhile.
Christina Rios has worked for eight years alongside about 40 other volunteers to help put on the First United Methodist Church’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner.
Two big decisions in Desiree Farchione’s life were precipitated by potentially life-threatening events.
“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.”
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.
James Senft started the Falcon Aviation Club at Central High School four years ago to get a new generation interested in aviation.
Someday, Samantha Jacquest hopes, Blue House Books will be a Kenosha gathering place. But for now, its patrons gather around it instead.
For more than four decades Sue Parsons, of Kenosha, has been driving students throughout the Kenosha area to and from public and private schools.
At 30, Brennan Havican supports his art habits — performing music on guitar and as a vocalist, in addition to doing photography — by working two jobs.
When Norm Cloutier arrived on the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus in 1981, he was prepared to assume his role as an economic professor.
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.
Andrew Sadock loves sailing.
Two themes have run through most of Pam Drummond’s life — the law and tennis.
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.
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.
Natalie Lall couldn’t have written a better script for her final high school performance.
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.”
When Holly Muenchow was a student at Carthage College she would drive past Breezy Hill Nursery in Salem Lakes on her way to school and think, “I’d like to work there someday,”
“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.
A year ago, Crystal Camacho had no hair. She shaved it off, saying she needed to make a change.
Lynda Bogdala’s goal in college was to pursue a career at a maximum security state prison, receiving and classifying prisoners.
Horses have taught Serah Vogus much about her own abilities.
Social work can be a demanding job, but an important one.
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.
Current and former pupils, families, teachers and staff came together Friday to celebrate Bose Elementary School’s 50th anniversary.
“I always say I have the best job in the world, and I mean it,” said Heather Thompson, who works as a youth services programming librarian with the Kenosha Public Library.
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.
Fred Jones had just checked on construction of his new home in Somers on March 2 when a driver passed him at high speed on Sheridan Road on the south side of Kenosha.
SALEM LAKES — Judy Grasser remembers the warm summers as a youth when she and a friend would bike to a big field beyond her home in Schiller Park, Ill. — and there they were.
Bob LoCicero’s love for bowling inspired him to overcome physical limitations with a creative adaptation — stickbowling.
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.
John Langenfeld and Audrey Vesnefsky know about diamonds.
Alexis Tyler wasn’t rehearsing or performing in a play during a very brief time at the start of her sophomore year of high school.
Peggy Malmberg is a quilter and a member of the Southport Quilters Guild since 2006.
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.
Laura Yurchak has a special place in her heart for shelter dogs.
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.
If you’re a patron of Tenuta’s Deli & Liquors, 3203 52nd St., chances are you’ve run into Tony Bonnano.
This is typically the week when New Year’s resolutions get serious, and Tammy DeVilbiss is ready.
Gary Lieder, 71, of McHenry, Ill., is the Ski School Director at Wilmot Mountain. Lieder has been an instructor at the ski mountain for the past 48 years.
Kenosha Crime Prevention Officer Jeff Wamboldt is mostly known for his efforts keeping the city safe and serving as a County Board member.
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.
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.
If being a spectator were an Olympic sport, Mark Chestnut would take home the gold.
The Child Advocacy Center in Kenosha looks like any friendly pediatrician’s office, with holiday decorations in the lobby, children’s drawings on the walls and stuffed animals in the exam room.
SALEM LAKES — To say she has a passion for pumpkins might just be an understatement for this veteran cucurbit carver.