Union Grove

Elementary school referendum passes

Expansion, renovation plan gains 63% voter support Voters in the Union Grove Elementary School District got behind a nearly $8 million plan to expand, reconfigure and maintain the K-8 school during Tuesday’s election. The referendum garnered 63 percent approval, passing 1,484 to 870, according to unofficial totals posted by the […]

 
 

Fun at the fest

Fun at the fest

Enjoying a ride down the slide at the Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival in Union Grove Oct. 20 are (from left) Jay and Jaycee Austin, Abigayle Bonn, and Mike and Ivy Bonn. (Photo by Chad Hensiak)

 
 

Grove selects temporary treasurer as busy tax season looms

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A retired Racine County staffer with expertise in finance-related matters will be keeping the Union Grove treasurer position warm in the coming months as village officials seek out a long-term replacement. At the urging of Village Administrator Mark Janiuk, the Village Board on Oct. 8 voted […]

 
 

Man allegedly beat wife, waved machete at Union Grove home

Man allegedly beat wife, waved machete at Union Grove home

A Union Grove man charged with beating his wife and wielding a machete during an argument was bound over for trial during a court appearance Oct. 17. Ronald A. Lemcke, 41, was charged Oct. 8 in Racine County Circuit Court with strangulation and suffocation, two counts of misdemeanor battery and […]

 
 

Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest to take place this weekend

Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest to take place this weekend

The Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest will take place in Union Grove on Saturday and Sunday at the Racine County Fairgrounds. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The schedule is as follows: Little Sprout Stage Saturday 10 a.m. – […]

 
 

Grove officials dig into trash, recycling contract in 2019

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With large-scale deliberations on Union Grove’s 2019 operating budget about to get underway, village officials are in the midst of reviewing the cost and scope of trash and recycling service in the year ahead. As with all municipalities, Union Grove is facing a cost increase for […]

 
 

Armed robbery suspects appear in court

Armed robbery suspects appear in court

High-speed chase spanned two counties By Jason Arndt Editor Two Illinois men accused of leading authorities on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle, which ended in the Village of Bristol, made their initial appearances in Racine County Circuit Court Sept. 27. Dezerric F. Pitts, 18, of Kankakee, and George […]

 
 

Kansasville woman charged with child neglect

Kansasville woman charged with child neglect

A Kansasville woman with a reported drug addiction is accused of leaving her two children unsupervised over a period of days earlier this month. Kristen Manderfield, 32, is charged with two counts of child abandonment and two counts of neglecting a child, in Racine County Circuit Court. According to the […]

 
 

A century in the making

A century in the making

Time capsule from former teachers school unveiled By Jason Arndt Staff Writer In 1918, area newspapers urged officials and residents to arrive at the Racine-Kenosha Joint County Training School for Teachers in Union Grove, where members planned to lay a cornerstone time capsule on Sept. 4. The weather, according to […]

 
 

Community State Bank donates toward new Humane Society campus

Community State Bank donates toward new Humane Society campus

Community State Bank presented a $750 donation to the Wisconsin Humane Society Racine Campus for its Unleash the Potential campaign. The campaign is an effort to help raise funds to build a new Wisconsin Humane Society Racine facility. The proposed facility will feature additional workspace and housing for animals, as […]

 
 
 
 
 

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