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“Chalk Talk Kenosha” makes its way to Madison

Do you remember the community art project that was on display in various business in downtown Kenosha last summer?  Well, it has made its way to the state capitol art gallery in Madison.  See below for some pictures:

What are you

In a photograph a young woman holds up a sign that reads, “A man robbed me and put a knife to my kid’s neck.” With her hair pulled back in a practical ponytail and chips evident in her brightly colored fingernail polish, the young woman poses purposely for the camera. But is her message a plea for help, some kind of message the viewer is supposed to act upon?  Written in chalk on black construction paper, this chilling statement is a response to seemingly simple request:  Describe an incident that changed you. The request, stark response, and subsequent photograph are all part of a “chalk talk” workshop conducted at the Kenosha Literacy Council.

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Public speaks out on streetcars

Streetcar 4617, recently donated at no cost to Kenosha Transit, is towed by one of the city’s existing streetcars. /Earlene Frederick photo

At Monday afternoon’s Transit Commission, Ron Iwen, transit director, and other members of the Transit Department heard from the public on their views on the proposed streetcar expansion.  The city’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) includes $10.2 million for the proposed expansion of the streetcar over the next two years.  The project, which would have all but $2 million of its costs covered by federal funding, could extend the streetcar through downtown with a track going south on Eighth Avenue and north on Sixth Avenue from 50th Street to Library Park.

Several people were concerned about traffic congestion and traffic jams which might be caused by the slow movement of the streetcars in the traffic lane of the street.  Iwen said that “mass transit hauls more people faster than cars.  At Bradford High School, it took 68 seconds to dump 70 students.  This will not cause congestion.”

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Local pair second in the Wisconsin PGA Junior Fall Scramble

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Jack Polick and Elijah Day teamed up to fire a 5 under par 67 to claim second place in the Wisconsin PGA Junior Fall Scramble at The Brute at Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Thirty-two (32) teams competed in the final PGA Junior Section event of the year. Polick and Day took second place in the 16-18 year old division, as well as the tournament overall. A 7 under par round of 65 won the competition. Polick, 13, is a seventh grader at Bristol School; Day, 17, is a senior at Bradford High School.

Bradford HS Homecoming parade coverage

Bradford High School’s Homecoming parade and football game were Friday.

The parade took place along 30th Ave to Washington Road to the school campus. Here’s video of the whole parade:

In the game, Bradford dominated Indian Trail 37-0.

Bradford and Tremper homecomings this weekend

Bradford High School and Tremper High School will have their homecomings this weekend.

  • Bradford’s Homecoming parade will be on Friday, Oct. 5th, at 4:30 p.m. The parade will start at Fireside Restaurant and runs south on 30th Avenue  to Washington Road to Bradford High school. The football game, Bradford vs. Indian Trail High School and Academy, will be played at Jaskwhich Stadium  at Indian Trail High School High School and Academy. Ticket sales are only in advance. You can read the details here. 
  • Tremper’s Homecoming parade will also be on Friday, Oct. 5th, at 5 p.m. The parade starts at Lincoln Park and runs south on 22nd Avenue, to west on 79th Street to south on 25th Street to west on 81st Street to south on 26th to Ameche Field. The football game,  Tremper vs. Franklin, will start at Ameche Field at 7 p.m.

Advance only ticket sales for Bradford vs. Indian Trail

The Kenosha Unified School District has made the following announcement regarding the Bradford vs. Indian Trail varsity football game at Jaskwhich Stadium, Friday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. :
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Units responding to medical call at Bradford HS

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At 12:09 p.m., Kenosha Fire Department units are responding to Bradford High School for a medical call.

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Bradford’s Murphy shares Ameche Award

Quanzell Murphy accepts the Alan Ameche Award. /Earlene Frederick photo

Bradford High School’s Quanzell Murphy made history this weekend when he received the annual Alan Ameche Award for Football Excellence at the Italian-American Club in Kenosha.

The history part was that for the first time in the history of the award, there was a tie. Murphy and Wilmot Union High School’s Chris Nelson shared the award.

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Bradford student rally for union rights

At about 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, just after the school day, about 30 Bradford High School students along with members of the community and of local unions marched from the school across Washington Road to the UAW Local 72 union hall on Washington Road on Kenosha’s north side.

The idea of the event was to rally for union rights, student organizers said.

Here’s some video shot by freelance journalist Mike Gordon for