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"Children of Eden" musical opens Oct. 26, 2018, at Bradford high School  Kenosha News

If you like big productions — we mean REALLY big productions — “Children of Eden” is for you.

Bradford planetarium avoids wrecking ball | Local News  Kenosha News

Bradford High School's planetarium will live on. On Tuesday, the Kenosha Unified School Board voted 6-1 to protect it from being torn down, and also authorized ...

"Mamma Mia!" resumes at Bradford High School with adult cast members  Kenosha News

As a former Kenosha Unified School Board president and longtime theater parent, Tamarra Coleman surrounded herself with the district's nationally recognized ...

Writer: We need to keep Bradford's planetarium | Voice Of The People |  Kenosha News

Most Kenoshans will live and die before seeing the Milky Way. But we can see that and all the brilliance of the night sky inside the Bradford High School ...

Teacher Placed On Leave After Student Recorded Her Using The ‘N-Word’ During Class  CBS Chicago

Kenosha, WI (WGBA/WACY) — A Wisconsin high school teacher is on paid leave after students recorded her using a racial slur on camera during class.

More than 100 gather to say goodbye to Bradford High School  Peoria Journal Star

BRADFORD — The old Bradford High School is at the intersection of Silver and High streets in this Stark County community, but a crowd of more than 100 ...

Senior recognition ceremony held in Bradford  Bureau County Republican

BRADFORD — The Bradford Community Scholarship Fund held its annual senior recognition ceremony on April 22 in the Bradford Elementary gymnasium.

Teen accused of fatal stabbing at Bradford High School will be tried as an adult  Kenosha News

Timothy Carson, accused of the fatal stabbing of a Bradford High School classmate, will be tried as an adult.

Women share military experiences with Bradford's Leading Ladies  Kenosha News

A Bradford High School organization that empowers girls to improve academically and engages them in the community celebrated local women in the military ...

Michael Mowbray  Bureau County Republican

CHILLICOTHE — Michael H. Mowbray, 79, of Chillicothe passed away at his home on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Mike was born Nov. 20, 1938, in Princeton, the ...

New principal at Stark County  The Stark County News

By John A. Ballentine TOULON – The Stark County Board of Education has hired Jeff Utsinger as the new Stark County High/Junior High principal starting with ...

Gordon, Waynes team up for youth camp | Local Football  Kenosha News

Just blink, and suddenly eight years have gone by. On Friday evening inside a sultry Bradford Fieldhouse, Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes were running ...

Run Blue to Beat It to battle invisible disease  Kenosha News

Kenosha resident Maria Patrizzi will rally friends, family and complete strangers on Sept. 23 to battle an invisible illness.

"The Nutcracker" at Bradford High School | Go Kenosha  Kenosha News

'The Nutcracker' is Sunday at Bradford. The Kenosha Academy of Performing Arts is performing “The Nutcracker” Sunday night at Bradford High School, 3700 ...

Kenosha Unified revises student dress code | Local News  Kenosha News

The Kenosha Unified School Board has adopted a new student dress code, allowing leggings, yoga pants and tank tops, but leaving intact regulations ...

Bradford senior makes directing debut with 'Dog Sees God'  Kenosha News

Bradford High School senior Fiona Dyer makes her directing debut with the independent production of “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” ...

Homeroom: CLS students create keepsake for classmates | Home Room  Kenosha News

Three Christian Life School seniors spent countless hours working to give their class something to remind them of their time together.

Life planner launch | Business |  Kenosha News

Nina Ferraro was admittedly a hot mess. The Kenosha native watched her life spiral out of control as she unsuccessfully attempted to juggle an 80-hour work ...

Loren Reed  Bureau County Republican

PRINCETON — Loren K. Reed, 77, of Princeton died at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, at Liberty Village of Princeton.

Christian Youth Theater performing "The Music Man Jr." at Wilmot High School  Kenosha News

There's trouble, right here in River City. But have no fear, Professor Harold Hill is on the case. This weekend, River City comes alive on the stage at Wilmot High ...

Thomas Rees  Bureau County Republican

BRADFORD — Thomas Grant Rees, 80, of Bradford passed away at 8:12 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at his daughter's home in Peoria.

KUSD's "Freaky Friday" production headed to International Thespian Festival  Kenosha News

For the ninth straight year, Kenosha Unified's final performance of the season will come on the nation's most-coveted high school stage.

Community invited to step up for planetarium | Opinion  Kenosha News

Late last month we applauded the Kenosha Unified School Board for proceeding with a $130000 restoration effort of the planetarium at Bradford High School.

Mission of Roosevelt Elementary strong as ever at 90  Kenosha News

Ninety years old, and as good as ever. That pretty much described Roosevelt Elementary School on the front page for its anniversary celebration Sunday that ...

Six new firefighters graduate from Kenosha's basic recruit training  Kenosha News

Six new firefighters will join the Kenosha Fire Department following graduation of the Basic Recruit Training Class of 2018.

Roger Balensiefen  Bureau County Republican

TISKILWA — Roger L. Balensiefen, 64, of Tiskilwa passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at his home surrounded by loved ones.

Homeroom: Bradford's Leading Ladies attend Durkee Mansion event  Kenosha News

Monday's trip to Durkee Mansion by Bradford High School's 32 Leading Ladies featured more than a journey through the history of tea parties.

Clarence J. "Binks" Bianco | Obituaries |  Journal Times

November 29, 1933—November 12, 2018. KENOSHA—Clarence J. “Binks” Bianco, age 84 of Kenosha, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on ...

"Ajax" drama opening at Carthage College | Theater  Kenosha News

To hear from “Ajax” playwrights Melody Abbott and Lawrence Gums, see our story in Sunday's Kenosha News. Carthage College's theater department is doing a ...

Ruthe Howes-Palacios  Bureau County Republican

DES PLAINES — Ruthe Ann Howes-Palacios, 55, of Des Plaines passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at her home after a long illness.

Unified announces administrative appointments | News  Kenoshanews

Kenosha Unified School District Superintendent Sue Savaglio-Jarvis this week announced a string of new hires and administrative appointments.

Kenosha area scares up some Halloween Weekend events  Kenosha News

This is it. The last weekend before Halloween. Which means you have precious few days left to enjoy pumpkin farms, trick-or-treating — and haunted houses!

"Failure: A Love Story" opening April 13 at Central High School  Kenosha News

The enormous, bold-face clock centered on the stage serves as a reminder to cherish every second.

Kenosha Unified delivers a pair of farces | Theater |  Kenosha News

Kenosha Unified is doubling its fun on the same stage. The nationally recognized program known for its crowd-pleasing musicals and dramas opens a pair of ...

News briefs for Saturday, March 24, 2018 | Local News  Kenosha News

Local student held in robbery attempt. A 17-year-old Bradford High School student is being held on $10,000 bond for attempted armed robbery. Justin Lawson ...

"Seussical" musical opens at Christian Life School | Theater  Kenosha News

Christian Life School's Josiah Williamson is considered by many a genuine, likable fellow who is respected by those around him. In several ways, he's just like ...

PM&L THeatre hosting auditions for "Calendar Girls" | Theater  Kenosha News

The PM&L Theatre will host auditions for “Calendar Girls,” a comedic play by Timothy Firth, at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday (July 9-10) at the PM&L Theatre's ...

Mauer announces bid for County Board seat | Local News  Kenosha News

SOMERS — Small-business owner Amy Maurer has announced her decision to run for Kenosha County Board Supervisor for District 15.

Today's events (Oct. 27, 2018) | Events |  Kenosha News

Get in the Halloween mood today by riding the Halloween streetcar, decked out like a smiling pumpkin. The streetcar runs 10:35 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. today. The fare ...

BHS Today's Teen Jasmine Willis | Today's Teen |  Kenosha News

Jasmine Willis. Bradford High School. Nickname: Jazzy J. Parents: Ron and Tammy Willis, Kenosha. Most memorable high school moment: “Decorating the ...

"The Laramie Project" opens at the Rhode Center for the Arts  Kenosha News

Kenosha resident Mackenzie Renner combines her legal background and passion for theater in the Lakeside Players' production of “The Laramie Project” at the ...

Navy Club Ship 40 honors 'greatest generation' at Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony  Kenosha News

Dick Stader, Kenosha Navy Club Ship 40 senior executive officer, typically wears his favorite Hawaiian shirt to the annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ...

Annual KUSD Art Exhibit returns | Go Kenosha |  Kenosha News

A collection of Kenosha Unified's finest artists are on display for the 47th annual District-Wide Student Art Exhibit at the Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Ave.

Summer Shakespeare performing "Twelfth Night" in Kenosha parks  Kenosha News

After starting the season with a Greek tragedy, Summer Shakespeare continues with ... well ... Shakespeare. The Fleeing Artists Theatre troupe is performing ...

Work could begin next month on Unified athletic upgrades  Kenoshanews

Construction could begin outside Bradford High School as soon as next month for the Kenosha Unified School District's athletics facilities project.

Movie review: 'The Nun' is a total, screaming blast  Kenosha News

Step aside, “Halloween.” Forget it, “Paranormal Activity.” Nice try, “Scream.” “The Conjuring” franchise (or the “Conjuring Cinematic Universe,” the “CCU”) has ...

Get Out: Bradford launches 'Peter and the Starcatcher'  Kenoshanews

Peter Pan wasn't always Peter Pan. Under the guidance of longtime director Holly Stanfield, Kenosha Unified performs the award-winning tale of how an ...

Betty B. Hardy Lucy

ROCK FALLS – Betty Bobb Hardy Lucy passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017.

A Life Remembered: Shane Bodven | Local News |  Kenosha News

Editor's note: Each Monday, the Kenosha News takes a look at the life of a Kenosha County resident who recently died. We share with you, through the ...

'American Idol' contestant among OTHS performers to be part of International Thespian Festival  Belleville News-Democrat

Education news: Three students from O'Fallon Township High School, including an 'American Idol' contestant, will participate in the International Thespian ...

"Calendar Girls" opens Sept. 7 at PM&L Theatre | Theater  Kenosha News

Timothy Firth's comedic play “Calendar Girls,” directed by Deane Jones, opens Friday (Sept. 7) at the PM&L Theatre. The show will run Fridays, Saturdays and ...

Kenosha Unified facilities upgrades ahead of schedule | News  Kenoshanews

Thanks in large part to cooperative summer weather, the new stadium under construction at Bradford High School, as well as other athletic venues being built or ...

Eighteen-year-old Kenosha man charged with sexually assaulting child  Kenosha News

Jacob Hembel, an 18-year-old Kenosha man is being held on a $25000 bond, charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child.

A Life Remembered: Local woman worked hard, played hard  Kenosha News

Editor's note: Each Monday, the Kenosha News takes a look at the life of a Kenosha County resident who recently died. We share with you, through the ...

Brookside, Willowbrook project a big success | Today S Opinion  Kenosha News

LAUREL — To the expanded and renovated Brookside Care Center and the new, adjoining Willowbrook community-based residential facility. A two-year $19.7 ...

Homeroom: 49 local students receive regional scholastic awards | Local News  Kenosha News

Forty-nine local students from six schools received Scholastic Art and Writing Awards this year for their submissions to the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.

A Life Remembered: Richard Kessler got involved to help others  Kenosha News

Editor's note: Each Monday, the Kenosha News takes a look at the life of a Kenosha County resident who recently died. We share with you, through the ...

Bradford Labor Day Celebration  The Stark County News

The Bradford Labor Day Celebration Parade kicked off down Main Street with the Bradford Police Department leading the way past a large crowd of spectators.

'Bakersfield Mist' opening at Racine's Over Our Head Players  Kenosha News

Unsure if it's more of a drama or a comedy, Over Our Head Players' upcoming production of “Bakersfield Mist” might be best described as a dramedy.

Suburban H.S. Thespians To Perform At International Festival

H.S. Thespians To Perform At Thespian Fest - St. Charles, IL - The Illinois High School Theatre Festival's All-State cast and crew will present their production of ...

Pringle Nature Center turns 20 | Local News |  Kenosha News

BRISTOL — Children caught frogs and turtles and visited nature education stations while artists painted “en plein air” Friday morning and families gathered by ...

KUSD opens season with Next to Normal | Go Kenosha  Kenosha News

Kenosha Unified School District opens its theater season with an enlightening look inside a far-from-perfect American household. The Tony Award-winning rock ...

Get Out: 'The Nutcracker' returns Sunday | Go Kenosha  Kenoshanews

The Kenosha Academy of Dance, Music and Drama is performing “The Nutcracker” on Sunday (Dec. 18) in the Bradford High School Auditorium, 3700 ...

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" opening at St. Joseph Catholic Academy  Kenosha News

The spring musical at St. Joseph Catholic Academy — the hit Broadway musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” — opens Friday (March 9) at ...

Get Out: 'Number the Stars' comes to Bradford Studio  Kenosha News

Kenosha Unified delivers an award-winning children's story centered around adult themes in “Number the Stars” opening at 7:30 tonight (May 18) at the ...

A Life Remembered: Rita Watring | Local News |  Kenosha News

Editor's note: Each Monday, the Kenosha News takes a look at the life of a Kenosha County resident who recently died. We share with you, through the ...

Antioch man held in overdose death of 19-year-old Wisconsin woman  Chicago Tribune

A 40-year-old Antioch man was being held Monday in lieu of $500,000 bail in connection with the overdose death of a 19-year-old woman in his basement last ...

Pringle Nature Center will have 'voice' in aerial adventure project  Kenosha News

The Pringle Nature Center first opened in 1998 in Bristol Woods county park, which is owned and operated by Kenosha County.

KYPAC performing Alice in Wonderland Jr. | Entertainment  Kenosha News

With a cast large enough to support dozens of the wackiest characters imaginable, Kenosha Youth Performing Arts Company plans to take its audiences on a ...

KUSD names new principals, administrative appointments | Local News  Kenosha News

New principals will greet returning Grewenow, Roosevelt and Whittier elementary pupils, as well as LakeView Technology Academy students when classes ...

After 65 year, a bittersweet reunion | Local News |  Kenosha News

Friday evening was emotional for Bradford High School's class of 1952.

Get Out: Your sledding guide to Kenosha County  Kenosha News

Don't tell those folks on the East Coast — but we need snow.

Snowbirds flock to Kenosha Day in Arizona | Local News  Kenosha News

PEORIA, Ariz. — As residents of Kenosha finally see spring on the horizon, with the first robin making its way home and the sap flowing at Petrifying Springs Park ...

Democrats for sheriff offer different perspective, focus | Opinion  Kenosha News

Two Democratic candidates — Andy Berg and David Zoerner — are hoping to rise above each other in the Aug. 14 primary in order to take on Republican ...

Artist Sujit Sudhi displaying his works in Kenosha and in India  Kenosha News

Two exhibits. One world apart. Watercolor artist Sujit Sudhi, a native of Kannur, India, will have his work on display through Feb. 25 as one of three featured ...

Christian Youth Theater performing "The Little Mermaid"  Kenosha News

Mia Olsen has never looked more natural as a redhead. The Tremper High School freshman takes on her first title role as a Disney princess in Christian Youth ...

Carthage Silent Sky | Theater |  Kenosha News

Carthage College delivers the relatively untold story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt in the popular drama “Silent Sky” opening on Friday (March 16) ...

Rent arrives at Rhode | Go Kenosha |  Kenosha News

The Rhode Theater has always been the home away from home for Katie Gray.

Surf's Up In Todos Santos! | Travel |  Kenosha News

After leaving the relaxation of Los Barriles, we headed around the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula and came up on the Pacific side to our next stop, ...

Judith Yearian  Bureau County Republican

PRINCETON — Judith Ann Yearian, 77, of Princeton passed away at Liberty Village of Princeton.

Time is now to be Inspired | Business |  Kenosha News

A large contingent of leaders (and emerging leaders) will come together at Journey Church on Friday to attend Inspire.

Oklahoma! arrives at Indian Trail | |  Kenosha News

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II are taking over the Indian Trail High School Auditorium.

Get Out: KYPAC delivers 'Peter Pan Jr.' | Go Kenosha  Kenoshanews

The stage is set for some of Kenosha Unified's youngest performers.

NFL Draft 2015: Kenosha Bradford’s Trae Waynes, Melvin Gordon go in top 15  Dairyland Express

For Bradford High School in Kenosha, Thursday at the 2015 NFL Draft was a big deal, as 2010 graduates Trae Waynes and Melvin Gordon were first-round ...

Samantha Weyker | Today's Teen |  Kenosha News

Nickname: Sam. Parents: Michael and Patricia Weyker, Kenosha. Favorite class: AP Biology. Most influential teacher: Brian Chike, Government and Politics.

Kenosha church holds back to school event | Local News  Kenosha News

For 17 years, the Greater Mount Hebron Church has sponsored a back-to-school event, handing out backpacks and school supplies to hundreds of families.

Fighting off the weight: Bucket list helps him reach his goal in the boxing ring  Kenosha News

Imagine the lines at Lou Perrine's if gas prices dropped below $1.50 per gallon, the Powerball reached $2 billion and slices of Mama P's famous HoHo cake ...

Arrington family lives 'excellence without excuse' | News  Kenoshanews

The late Rev. Olen Arrington's family is honored that the Kenosha Unified School District board chose his name for the new stadium at Bradford High School, ...

Smart Colleges support Smart Communities | Local Columnists  Kenosha News

I recently had the pleasure of participating in the Smart Future Summit hosted by the University of Wisconsin at Parkside.

DeBartolo-Goodwin | Community |  Kenosha News

Mercedez Goodwin of Springfield, Ill., and Gino DeBartolo of Kenosha, were married on July 7, 2017, at Michigan Shores Club, Wilmette, Ill. She is the daughter ...

Kenosha Pops Concert Band playing Christmas concert | Go Kenosha |  Kenosha News

Continuing what Musical Director Craig Gall calls “a firmly entrenched Kenosha holiday tradition,” the Kenosha Pops Concert Band will present its Christmas ...

Touring Abandoned Haunted House Complex | Go Kenosha  Kenosha News

MOUNT PLEASANT — It was Friday the 13th, and the stage was set. Light fog hovered over an eerie cornfield with ear-piercing screams heard from a distance ...

Boo Crew: Haunted Houses Tour 2017 | Go Kenosha  Kenosha News

On Friday, Oct. 13, the Kenosha News “Boo Crew” set out on its annual tour of the area's haunted houses.

A Life Remembered: Steve Rainey | News |  Kenosha News

Steve Rainey just wanted to keep it real. He kept things real for himself and real for musicians throughout the Kenosha community. A lifelong percussionist who ...

Get Out: Welcome to 'The Secret Garden' | Theater |  Kenoshanews

A gifted father-daughter duo take on leading roles in the beloved children's story “The Secret Garden,” opening Friday (Jan. 20) at the Rhode Center for the Arts, ...

Kenosha Inventors come alive at Green Ridge Cemetery  Kenosha News

The grave sites of famous Kenosha inventors at Green Ridge Cemetery became history classrooms Saturday, as visitors learned about the “bright ideas” of ...

Mike Salas goes from police work to the comedy stage  Kenosha News

For someone who served nearly three decades in law enforcement, retired Kenosha Police detective Mike Salas always had a knack for finding the lighter side ...

Get Out: 'Little Women' comes to Wilmot | Go Kenosha  Kenoshanews

Two weeks after being treated to his wife's production of “Little Women,” Wilmot High School choir director Alejandro Alumbreros gets to return the favor.

Trae Waynes: 'Focus on what you can do'  Kenoshanews

Trae Waynes was repeatedly told he wasn't good enough.

Family Psychiatric Care addresses mental health care gap  Kenosha News

Like most professionals in the nursing field, Shauna Richardson and Alyssa Skalitzky are committed to offering patients compassionate, holistic care.

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