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This One’s for Ewe: Your guide to the Racine County Fair

This One’s for Ewe: Your guide to the Racine County Fair

Lauran Winkler, a member of the Raymond 4-H Club, gets her Dutch-Holland Rabbit, Lopez, settled in his cage at the Racine County Fair on Tuesday, the day before the fair officially opened. The fair runs through Sunday at the fairgrounds in Union Grove. (Photo by Julie Rossman) The annual Racine […]


Grove man charged after domestic violence incident

A Union Grove man has been criminally charged after allegedly choking his pregnant girlfriend early Sunday. Larry Beck, 27, is charged with felony strangulation/suffocation, as well as misdemeanor disorderly conduct and battery. All three charges have repeater clauses, and both the disorderly conduct and strangulation charges have domestic abuse assessments […]


Yorkville sees increase in resident enrollment

By Rumasa Noor Staff writer After seeing a decrease in resident enrollment for seven consecutive years, Yorkville Elementary School has finally witnessed an increase this year. District Administrator Dave Alexander made the report at the July 14 meeting of Yorkville Elementary school. “I was reporting to the board that it’s […]


UG board approves purchase of Chromebooks

By Rumasa Noor Staff writer The Union Grove Elementary School board approved the purchase of 125 Chromebooks for $39,000 at the meeting on July 20. The school provided students with Chromebooks for the first time last year, said District Administrator Brenda Stevenson. Several schools throughout the area have been providing […]


Yorkville Elementary School appoints new principal

By Rumasa Noor Staff writer The new principal of Yorkville Elementary School, Amy Foszpanczyk, took charge in the first week of July. Foszpanczyk graduated from UW-Whitewater in 1997 with an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education. She was licensed for grades 1-9 and started her career in Wilmot, where she taught […]


Local rescue squads honored

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor In a medical emergency, time is of the essence. Medical advances have shown that the quicker a heart attack victim is treated, the better the outcome. As a result, the American Heart Association has begun a special recognition program – and two area volunteer squads earned […]


Yorkville school explores impact of budget proposal

By Rumasa Noor Staff Writer Since the state unveiled its budget proposal this year, public school districts have become increasingly concerned about dealing with the funding cuts. Dave Alexander, Yorkville Elementary School District Administrator, said the state’s proposed budget does not allow them to have any new revenue for the […]


Bret Wolter runs away with UGHS Outstanding Senior award

By Patricia Bogumil Editor Emeritus The nominees for this year’s Outstanding Senior award at Union Grove High School are Miranda Dam, Olivia Wilde, McKenna Wisch and Bret Wolter. All four candidates were nominated by high school staff for consideration for the award. Staff at the Westine Report then reviewed each […]


Five graduate from Union Grove Christian School

By Rumasa Noor STAFF WRITER High school graduation is one of the most exciting times in life for many students. Union Grove Christian School conducted its graduation ceremony on May 22, 2015. Five students were a part of this year’s graduating class. The ceremony’s valedictorian was Lisa Zimmerman who was […]


Shepherds College grads leave with tools to succeed

Shepherds College grads leave with tools to succeed

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor On Saturday afternoon, as the flags were marched in and 20 graduates took their seats in the gymnasium at Shepherds College in Union Grove, there were tears. For some, the tears continued throughout the ceremony. But with those tears were also huge smiles, as those 20 […]


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