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Scout builds butterfly garden in Salem park

Monarch butterflies will now have a way station in Salem, thanks to the Eagle Scout project of Evan Kirsch.

Town employee gets project rolling By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Evan Kirsch had to complete a community service project to become an Eagle Scout – and he took the advice of Salem resident and town employee Judy Grasser. “I contacted his troop and suggested a monarch way station if anyone had […]

 
 

Salem native Brown commits to La Crosse

Salem native Brown commits to La Crosse

Central senior excels in classroom, on volleyball court By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor In western Kenosha County, volleyball is king when it comes to sports. Whether it’s Westosha Central or Wilmot high schools, both have boys and girls varsity programs as of this past fall, and some of the state’s […]

 
 

Wilmot opts out of federal school lunch program

Wilmot opts out of federal school lunch program

Students didn’t like the taste of mandated food choices By Anne Trautner and Patricia Bogumil Staff Writers The “one size fits all approach” to the new federal school lunch guidelines hasn’t fit everyone. Some school districts, such as Wilmot Union High School, have opted out of the federal school lunch […]

 
 

Music for the masses

Music for the masses

     Wheatland Center School students Peyton Williamson (left) and Rebecca Rainey provide the music for shoppers at the school’s annual fall craft fair Nov. 22. (Photo by Earlene Frederick)

 
 

DEER HUNTING PREVIEW: Herd strong, optimism high for season

DEER HUNTING PREVIEW: Herd strong, optimism high for season

Wisconsin’s annual nine-day gun deer season opens Saturday. State wildlife officials are optimistic for the southern district due to stability, and in some cases an increase in deer population. Check out our special season preview by clicking here.

 
 

‘Anything Goes’ when Central High hits the stage

‘Anything Goes’ when Central High hits the stage

Musical runs through the weekend at Westosha Central By Anne Trautner Staff Writer Audience members will be transported back to a 1930s cruise ship as Westosha Central High School presents its fall musical comedy, “Anything Goes,” this weekend. Students have been rehearsing for the past two months. “It is going […]

 
 

Ready for a Dickens of a holiday

Ready for a Dickens of a holiday

Downtown Antioch features scenes straight out of ‘A Christmas Carol’ Antioch is offering several fun-filled activities for the holiday season. Among them are: Dickens Holiday Village The Holiday Village is now open through Jan. 2. This is a community volunteer art program on the sidewalks of downtown Antioch. Each Dickens […]

 
 

Thank you, veterans

Thank you, veterans

Students at Salem Elementary retire the colors during a Veterans Day salute Nov. 10 at the school. The school was one of many in the area honoring veterans. Students at Salem also collected items for the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Alliance. (Photo by Earlene Frederick)

 
 

Capra caps strong career at state

Capra caps strong career at state

Boys, girls take 17th in season’s final event By Dan Truttschel Sports Correspondent No matter how you slice it, the Westosha Central boys and girls cross country teams enjoyed hugely successful 2014 campaigns. When you finish up at the state meet, there’s no other way to evaluate things. Both squads […]

 
 

Local schools set to celebrate Veterans Day

Local schools set to celebrate Veterans Day

Ceremonies planed to honor veterans, educate students on sacrifice By Anne Trautner Staff Writer Students at schools across the area will participate in Veterans Day activities this week. “It’s a teachable moment for teachers to help students to understand that these people gave us our freedom. These people fought and […]