Monthly Archives: April 2012

Units responding to report of crash in Kenosha

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At 10:06 p.m., Kenosha Fire Department units and police are responding to a report of a crash in the 6000 block of 51st Avenue, in Kenosha.

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Park commissioners approve dredging

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At tonight’s Board of Park Commissioners meeting, the commissioners unanimously approved the project work for the dredging of the Kenosha Harbor and the Southport Marina.  The contract was awarded to Shoreline Builders (Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin) in the amount of $381,500, and the professional services agreement contract was awarded to Ruekert Mielke (Waukesha/Kenosha/Madison, Wisconsin) for construction management of the project.  The project has also been referred to the Public Works Committee for approval, and their next meeting will take place on Monday, May 7th.

Cathy Honeyager, assistant city engineer, stated that administration was working to find more money because the bids surpassed allocated funding.  Carol Stancato, finance director, explained that 2013 funding for dredging was being transferred to 2012.

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Units responding to report of vehicle fire

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At about 3:15 p.m., Kenosha Fire Department units are responding to a report of a vehicle on fire in the 4300 block of 45th Street.

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Kenosha PD gets tip on 2011 lighthouse graffiti and issues citation

The Kenosha Police Department has issued the following statement regarding an arrest last week in a graffiti incident from June 2011:
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Two injured in motorcycle crash

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Two motorcyclists were injured in a crash on the East Frontage Road just north of Highway K on Sunday afternoon.

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It’s raining umbrellas!

A community and alumni celebration was held at the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities Building on Saturday afternoon, on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.  Parkside invited diverse members of the community to “shower us with their creativity.”  The Shower of Creativity includes artists of all ages who engage their talents for an exhibit that spotlights the Rita as an umbrella organization for the arts and humanities in our region.  Individuals and teams used their imagination to turn white umbrellas into works of art, all displayed in the Rita and Main Place on the campus.

Visitors were given small binoculars in order to view the pieces more closely.  They were also given ballots on which to vote for three of their favorite pieces.  There were 76 in all.

Continue to the next page to see more pictures.

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Unit responding to church for medical call

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At 11:13 a.m., a Kenosha Fire Department ambulance is responding to a church in the 7400 block of 39th Avenue, Kenosha, for a report of an ill male.

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Police Explorer Post hosting spaghetti dinner today 4 to 8 p.m.

Spaghetti sound good for dinner tonight?

You’re in luck! Kenosha Police Explorer Post 509 is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner today, April 28th, to raise funds to support the Police Explorer Post.

The dinner is being held at Lamb of God Lutheran Church at 8411 Old Greenbay Road, from 4 to 8 p.m.

The cost is $7 per person and includes spaghetti, salad, and drink.

Units responding to rollover crash in Pleasant Prairie

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At 9:37 a.m., Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and police are responding to a report of a rollover crash in the 10000 block of 39th Avenue, in Pleasant Prairie.

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Florence Parry Heide and Howard J. Brown honored at Kenosha Arbor Day ceremony

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Author Florence Parry Heide and Kenosha News owner Howard J. Brown were honored this year at Kenosha’s Arbor Day Commemoration earlier this morning.

Brown died April 29, 2011, at the age of 87. Heide died Oct. 24, 2011, at the age of 92.

The city planted an American Yellowwood tree in honor of Heide at 10:30 a.m. and planted a Fort McNair Horsechestnut tree in honor of Brown at 11:30 a.m., both at Southport Park, north of the beach house along the east walkway.

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Units responding to crash on I-94 at Highway 165

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At 3:09 p.m., units from Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue, Bristol Fire and Rescue, Newport Fire Department, and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the northbound lanes of I-94 at the Highway 165 overpass.

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Units responding to 52nd Street and 30th Avenue

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At 8:17 a.m., Kenosha Fire Department and Police Department personnel are responding to a report of a crash at 52nd Street and 30th Avenue.

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Kenosha downtown study released

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The Lakota Group, a Chicago-based organization that has been commissioned to do a downtown redevelopment study for the city of Kenosha, has released their preliminary report.  Highlights are:

  • Lakefront access and use has improved over the last twenty years;
  • More needs to be done to get people from I-94 to downtown Kenosha;
  • Vacant buildings need to be addressed;
  • Parking is adequate.  It might need to be addressed if larger businesses move in;
  • Decisions need to be made regarding the Municipal Building, empty Harbor Park property, the Kenosha Theatre, and Heritage House (the former Elks Club)(pictured above).
  • A better branding and marketing vision is needed for downtown.  Partnerships with local organizations can help in this area.

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Units responding to crash on 75th Street in Pleasant Prairie

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At 11:02 a.m., the Pleasant Prairie Police are responding to a report of a crash in the 7000 block of 75th Street (Highway 50).

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Pleasant Prairie Police seeking info on burglary and theft

Pleasant Prairie Police are seeking information regarding a separate burglary and theft in the village.

From a press release from the PD:
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Units responding to crash on Highway 50

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At about 6:05 p.m., the Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and police are responding to a report of a crash in the 9300 block of Highway 50, in Pleasant Prairie.

Units responding to crash on 60th Street, Kenosha

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At 6:35 p.m., the Kenosha Fire Department is responding to a report of a crash at 14th Avenue and 60th Street.

Dispatch reports that air bags have deployed in at least one of the two vehicles involved. At least one injury is being reported.

Driver in Sheridan Road crash dies from injuries

A Chicago man died from the injuries he received in a crash into a tree along Sheridan Road in Pleasant Prairie Monday evening.

Pleasant Prairie Police said the driver of the vehicle,  Kenneth W. Goldheart, 21, of Chicago, was transported to Kenosha Hospital & Medical Center by paramedics and was subsequently transferred to Froedert Hospital by Flight for Life where he later died of his injuries.

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Units responding to smoldering grass in Pleasant Prairie

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At 1:02 p.m., the Pleasant Prairie Fire Department is responding to a report of smoldering grass in the 9800 block of 122nd Street, in Pleasant Prairie.

Brompton school charter contract approved

The first meeting of the new board of the Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) met last night.

The board unanimously approved the Brompton School charter contract.  On December 20, 2011, the school board approved the relocation of the school to Vernon Elementary School.  Now, the school requested and received an additional five-year charter renewal to continue as a KUSD charter school, and also requested and received approval to expand from a K-5 elementary school to a K-8 school.

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Units responding in Pleasant Prairie

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At 8:24 a.m., Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue units are responding to the area of Wilmot Road and Northview Drive, in Pleasant Prairie.

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Units responding to crash on I-94

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At about 7:55 a.m., sheriff’s deputies and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue are responding to a report of a crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 94, just south of Highway C.

Four vehicles involved.

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Four injured in crash on Sheridan Road in Pleasant Prairie

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Four people were injured in a crash on Sheridan Road in Pleasant Prairie this evening.

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Three KUSD board members sworn in tonight

At tonight’s KUSD organizational meeting, three KUSD board members were sworn in.

Mary Snyder

Tamarra Coleman

Carl Bryan

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Units responding to Mahone MS for asthma attack

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At 12:36 p.m., Kenosha Fire Department units are responding to Mahone Middle School, in Kenosha, to a report of a person having an asthma attack.

Units responding to crash at 75th Street and 22nd Avenue

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At 12:23 p.m., Kenosha Fire Department units and police officers are responding to a report of a crash at 75th Street and 22nd Avenue.

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Wires reported down on 60th Street and 57th Avenue, Kenosha

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At about 8:06 a.m., a Kenosha Fire Department unit is reporting that wires are down across 60th Street at about 75th Avenue.

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Unit responding to possible gas leak in Pleasant Prairie

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At 5:52 p.m., the Pleasant Prairie Fire Department is responding to the 10800 block of 34th Avenue, Pleasant Prairie, to a report of a possible gas leak.

UPDATE 5:56 p.m. — One unit continuing, others being cancelled.

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UW-P art exhibit features work of Eileen Mueller Neill

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside currently has a very interesting art exhibit on display in their Fine Arts Gallery.  It is:  “Eileen Mueller Neill:  Imaginings.”  A reception for the artist will also take place on Saturday, April 28th, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Neill’s framed pictures are hung on the upper deck. Smaller scale and more domestic thematically are her brightly colored constructions. These show diminutive figures set in tiny imaginary worlds — playing among the tendrils of electrical cords, playfully crawling about inside plumbing pipes.  Her work invites viewers into a fantasy world.

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Units responding to Carthage for chest pain

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At 11:41 a.m., Kenosha Fire Department units are responding to Carthage College, Kenosha, for a patient with chest pains.

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