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Seven vie to advance in Silver Lake

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Seven Silver Lake residents have tossed their hats into the ring to duke it out in the in Tuesday primary election for a chance to compete for a Village Board seat in the April 5 vote. The list of seven candidates will be reduced to six […]

 
 

County to straighten nasty curve

Highway W project is planned for 2017 By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Kenosha County plans to get the major kink out of Highway W, just south of 82nd Street, in 2017. The estimated cost of the project is $850,000 and construction is planned to begin in the spring or summer of […]

 
 

PBS spotlight shines on area

PBS spotlight shines on area

Residents can watch local ‘Around the Corner’ episode online By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Hundreds of people, including elected officials, attended the advance screening of “Westosha-Western Kenosha County” Monday night at the Wilmot Union High School auditorium. The episode, which is part of Milwaukee Public Television’s “Around the Corner with […]

 
 

Schools will band together for musical performances

Band-O-Rama is Saturday at Westosha Central By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Nearly 2,000 people, including 400 students from several area schools expect to perform at Westosha Central High School in the annual Band-O-Rama Saturday. The multiple-school performance has been a fixture for at least 25 years, according to Westosha Central […]

 
 

Walworth County case is up next

Walworth County case is up next

Minnesota authorities will wait to try Zelich for murder By Jason Arndt Staff Writer After Steven Zelich reached a plea bargain on a charge of first-degree reckless homicide in Kenosha County Circuit Court last week, it is only a matter of time before he faces court officials in two other […]

 
 

Zelich pleads guilty in ‘suitcase’ murder

Zelich pleads guilty in ‘suitcase’ murder

Former police officer could face additional sentences in Walworth County, Minnesota By Jason Arndt Staff Writer When a Kenosha County judge granted a motion made by prosecutors last month, it prompted Steven Zelich’s defense to accept a plea in Kenosha County Circuit Court Monday. Zelich, a former West Allis police […]

 
 

Putting a face on homelessness

Winter count gives rise to awareness, services By Jason Arndt Staff Writer When Kenosha County conducted its biannual homeless count Wednesday, it was the first step in raising awareness for all community members west of Interstate 94, according to Sharon Pomaville. The executive director of Sharing Center in Trevor said […]

 
 

Obregon trial set for September

Obregon trial set for September

Defense must review massive amount of evidence By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Citing the large amount of evidence that must be reviewed, a lawyer for Andrew Obregon on Thursday requested more time to prepare for the accused murderer’s trial. Taking the request under consideration during the preliminary hearing, a judge […]

 
 

Area communities collaborate on economic development

Goal is a consistent message that touts entire county By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Last year, according to Kenosha County Planning and Development director Andy Buehler, his department began a conversation with the Kenosha Area Business Alliance, the village of Pleasant Prairie and Downtown Kenosha Inc. about expanding commercial development in […]

 
 

Local officials seek improvement on new ACT mandate

By Jason Arndt Staff Writer School officials were not surprised when the Department of Public Instruction revealed a drop in statewide ACT exam scores last week. A new state mandate requires all juniors to take the exam. Statewide, the average composite score dropped from 22.2 to 20, and a drop […]

 
 
 
 
 

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