Union Grove

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 […]

 
 

It’s all in the family

It’s all in the family

Fair tradition runs deep for Union Grove family By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Although raising animals for the Racine County Fair is considered a personal endeavor, oftentimes the projects take teamwork, which is true for a multi-generational family from Union Grove. The Wilks family, which currently has a 7,000-acre farm […]

 
 

Stratton unseats Lena in Dover recall

Stratton unseats Lena in Dover recall

By winning nearly 55 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s three-person recall election, current Town of Dover Supervisor Sam Stratton unseated controversial incumbent Mario Lena. Stratton will now serve the remainder of Lena’s term, which expires in April 2019. According to results posted by Town Clerk Camille Gerou, Stratton was […]

 
 

Grove moves to regulate e-cigs

Proposed ordinance outlaws sales of vaping products to minors By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Union Grove could soon follow in the footsteps of a smattering of other Southeastern Wisconsin municipalities and have on its books an ordinance regulating e-cigarette, or vaping, products. The Village Board on July 9 combed through a […]

 
 

Better safe than sorry

Better safe than sorry

Firefighter Justin Ehrhart teaches Peter Sutor how to use a fire extinguisher earlier this month when Kansasville Fire and Rescue hosted Pancake and Safety Day. The event featured fire and rescue demonstrations, children’s activities, equipment displays and a visit from the Flight for Life Helicopter. (Photo by Chad Hensiak)

 
 

Village hires new DPW director

Extensive search lasted more than five months By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Union Grove officials this month filled a five-month vacancy within the village’s public works department. After an extensive search, the Village Board on July 9 issued Richard Piette a $75,000 contract. His first day with the village is set […]

 
 

Firefighters still battling blaze in the Town of Norway

Firefighters still battling blaze in the Town of Norway

By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Since about 1 p.m. Sunday, firefighters from more than 40 agencies have battled a blaze at John’s Disposal, 7311 Omega Circle, in the Town of Norway. The four-alarm blaze, which caused Highway 45 to shut down for about five hours Sunday, has entered its 19th […]

 
 

A parade of little patriots

A parade of little patriots

Participants in last year’s Independence Day kiddie parade in Union Grove roll down Main Street on their decorated bicycles. The 2018 Independence Day parade in Union Grove will be held on Wednesday, July 4, at 9:15 a.m. The theme for this year’s parade is Building for the Future. Families can register their […]

 
 

Environmental testing finished on Granary site

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent One of the last remaining hurdles in the planned redevelopment of a dormant grain mill site in Union Grove is was crossed recently. At a Community Development Authority meeting June 19, Village Administrator Mark Janiuk confirmed the state Department of Natural Resources is concluding its review […]

 
 
 
 
 

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