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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…

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 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 …

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.

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 …

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.

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…

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…

Local Columnists

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.

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.

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STURTEVANT — Up to 300 invited guests, including Gov. Tony Evers and visitors from industry and other states, on Tuesday helped celebrate the newly expanded and renovated SC Johnson iMET Center, Gateway Technical College’s training ground for advanced manufacturing.

MOUNT PLEASANT — Foxconn Industrial Internet (Fii) is scheduled to hold an all-day hiring event Thursday as the company begins gearing up to meet its future manufacturing needs in Mount Pleasant.