Four well-deserving Wisconsin citizens gained a chance for a new beginning when Gov. Tony Evers issued them a pardon last week.
Wisconsin has long been a hotbed for golfers and golfing fans and the Badger State has been a genial host with big turnouts for some great professional golf tournaments over the past two decades.
LAUREL: To Agnes Wilcox, who decided for her 80th birthday that friends should donate to the Shalom Center rather than give her any gifts. Friends stepped up, and her family presented the Shalom Center with $800 in cash and another $400 to $500 of food and nonperishable food donations. “When…
For more than a decade and perhaps longer, areas of Kenosha have been plagued with flooding when heavy rains fall.
As the massive Downtown Vision Project builds out in coming years to transform Kenosha, projects like the Weiskopf Lots completed in 2019 may be forgotten.
When was the last time you received a hand-written letter?
Recycling in Kenosha has become, as recent Voice of the People writer Frederick Butzen put it so eloquently, “a feel-good charade.”
LAUREL — To Manny Rios, known as “Mayor Manny,” who inspired everyone in attendance at last weekend’s annual Racine/Kenosha Heart and Stroke Walk at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Manny, a Lincoln Middle School seventh-grader, was born with a severe congenital heart defect and given l…
University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban will make $6.5 million to coach the Crimson Tide this season, but with performance incentives that dollar amount could rise.
It’s an idea that caught our attention, and one that municipal leaders in Kenosha County and beyond might watch closely.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi simply should call for a vote. It’s time to get members on record on whether they support an impeachment inquiry that is consuming all time and energy and bringing Washington to a standstill.
Today we’ll give a shout out to climate change or, at least, to studying it and its potential impact on Wisconsin’s water, air and land and game resources.
When someone is working as a salaried employee in the service industry, retail or anywhere for that matter, they should get paid adequately for the hours they work.
It certainly seemed as though the Milwaukee Brewers’ season ended on Sept. 10, the night Christian Yelich, the reigning National League Most Valuable Player, fouled a pitch off his right kneecap and sustained a season-ending injury. At least as far as the team’s chances of returning to the p…
LAUREL — To LakeView Technology Academy for being named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The Kenosha Unified school is one of just eight in the state to get the designation. LakeView, a specialty high school that prepares students looking to enter careers in…
The best outcome in Wheatland, where plans for a new firehouse have been controversial and debated for more than a year, is for residents to decide.
Wisconsin is on a path to a clean energy future, and Kenosha and Racine are helping lead the way.
Every day, it seems, you can drive alongside or past another driver who clearly thinks using their phone is, at that moment, as important or more important than paying attention to the road.
The contentious issue of police use of body cameras and the release of video footage was center stage recently in Madison.
Gov. Tony Evers is a Democrat. It isn’t a stretch to call him a liberal, so when he makes a liberal proposal, that’s no more of a surprise than when Gov. Scott Walker would make a conservative proposal.
LAUREL -- To Rob Hawkins, owner of Hawkins Farm in Bristol, for changing course after the spring rain and muddy fields prevented any kind of corn harvest. He planted 44,000 pounds of a seed mixture and the result are the fields of bright yellow sunflowers that have been delighting residents …
In 2016, 40.3 million people were victims of human trafficking, according to the International Labour Organization.
As much as we like to see bipartisanship in our often politically fractured state Legislature, the hairs on our neck went up a bit when we read about the joint sponsorship by Republicans and Democrats on a bill to test the waters for red-light cameras and automatic traffic enforcement.
Throughout the nation, there is a worker shortage. There are not enough people to fill jobs.
Are you registered to vote? If not, it will never be easier than today.
As development continues in downtown Kenosha, and the Downtown Vision Plan slowly takes shape, questions circle back to a refrain we've been hearing for years:
LAUREL — To the dozen homes, three farms and five church and school buildings in western Kenosha County now eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, according to a recently completed inventory of property by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Celebrate our history by …
You’re watching a game from the stands — or watching at home on your TV — and you’re startled when somebody runs onto the field of play during a break in the action.
Sometimes we have to call a spade a spade.
Living in Kenosha for 20 plus years, I am especially appreciative of our Public Works Department and the hard-working men collecting our garbage each week.
Public health AND gun laws: It’s not one or the other.
There are areas of the federal government that can’t escape being political. With some agencies, their very existence is political.
LAUREL — To Bartley O’Mara Jr. and Maureen Schwartz, co-owners of the Bartley House, and everyone who works there on an amazing and appreciated run. For 60 years the Bartley House has served Kenoshans, and its closing on Sept. 20 will leave warm memories for many. “We’re not going anywhere,”…
Wisconsin is whistling past the graveyard when it comes to measles vaccinations.
A Forbes report back in March drew some attention to the Badger State’s public pension funding success, particularly over neighboring Illinois.
The Salvation Army, serving Kenosha County, is dedicated to serving our community with the love of Christ.
Accommodating the crest in popularity of e-bikes, the Interior Department last month agreed to open the gates and allow them on trails in national parks and other public lands across the country.
We’re reminded regularly and warned often.
Ice Castles LLC recently pulled its application to build a year-round tourist destination at Dunn Field in Lake Geneva after school officials voiced concerns.
Sullying someone’s family name and good reputation is not a trifling matter.
The mess that is the ongoing I-94 construction project didn’t have to be this way.
LAUREL: To Gavin Lux, the Kenosha product who made quite a splash in his debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers. After being drafted right out of Indian Trail High School in 2016, Lux rose through the Dodgers’ farm system and made his Big League debut on Monday. He didn’t disappoint, collecting …
LAUREL — To the Kenosha Police Department and the Kenosha Professional Police Association for their amazing and appreciated Back to School with a Cop program last weekend at the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha. The annual event meant more than 1,200 backpacks filled with school supplies for…
On this Labor Day, we hope you can sit back and reflect on the hard work you do throughout the year. Here are some quotes, courtesy of Town & Country Magazine, that recognizes your work:
LAUREL — To the Wolf Pack Motorcycle Club of Kenosha — and many donors — for the backpack distribution last weekend in the Wilson Heights neighborhood. For the 10th year the club gave out backpacks filled with school supplies to appreciative children and families. “That’s what it’s all about…
U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil didn’t please everyone when he voted against the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 last month. But he refused to add to the nation’s expanding deficit.
Maybe, just maybe, the buses carrying Democratic delegates from Illinois to Milwaukee and back next July will stop at Mars Cheese Castle like many travelers.
As we’ve written before in this space, Wisconsin has a problem with drinking and driving. One sheriff has taken a novel approach to curbing that.
The mass raids by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Mississippi on Aug. 7 hit seven chicken-processing plants run by five companies in six cities.
Municipal officials, including George Stoner in Somers, have waited a long time for action in Madison to close the “dark store” tax loophole.
I continually emphasize the importance of telling your story via a carefully crafted estate plan.
Recently, the United States Food and Drug Administration announced that the use of e-cigarettes in high schools across the country had reached epidemic proportions, with one in four students reporting e-cigarette or vaping use.
At the start of October, the European Court of Justice handed down an important decision regarding Facebook that should be generating extensive debate, but so far has not. Implications for freedom of speech are profound.
Growing old is a privilege that not everyone gets to enjoy.
Educating our youth well is fundamental to the future of our country. This is a multi-faceted and dynamic task. Educators have a responsibility to ensure that students master certain concepts so that they are prepared to be contributing members of society.
Afghanistan’s September 28 presidential election provides some promising evidence of long-term political progress, even as violence and terrorist acts continue. The United States is trying to find an exit, characteristically without any disciplined long-term planning.
MADISON — October is Cybersecurity Month. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection typically uses this opportunity to educate businesses and consumers alike about how best to keep consumer data safe.
As Wisconsinites, we can be proud of how separated Wisconsin parents address and fulfill their financial obligations for their children.
The fifth annual InStyle Awards honoring the actors, actresses and artists whose style defines the red carpet took place Monday night. Here are some of the best looks.