Union Grove

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 […]


Sheriff recognizes community members

By Rumasa Noor Staff Writer On March 22, the village of Union Grove was shaken up after a fugitive kidnapped a female and later exchanged gunfire with the deputy in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot. After a 27-hour manhunt, the police was able to locate him but he decided to […]


Another reason not to smoke: police can track the smell

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Editor Police searching for a Union Grove woman suspected of stealing wine from a local liquor store followed their noses and detected the suspect hiding in a closet. Charged with felony personal identity theft and several misdemeanors is Ashley M. Baumgartner, 28, of 11th Avenue, Union […]


Outgoing Shepherds class exceeds 20 for first time

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor When Shepherd’s College first opened in 2008, there weren’t many students. The first graduating class from the three-year school – which provides post-secondary education for students with intellectual disabilities – was just five students. The next year, there were seven – and then there were 12. […]


Progress made in animal abuse case

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department released an update on the animal abuse complaint on a Brighton farm late Tuesday, calling the current conditions a “huge improvement.” Sheriff David Beth said Tuesday that he will meet with sheriff’s department detectives and the district attorney this week to discuss the next steps […]


County exec puts focus on workforce

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor In his first State of the County address, newly elected Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave laid out his philosophy to county residents. “During the months leading to the April election, I spoke with many people throughout Racine County, and described two of the major areas I […]


Fiery crash takes life of local retiree

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor A 72-year-old Franksville retiree died in the early morning hours Sunday following a two-vehicle collision on Highway 75 in Kansasville. Larry Burchell was traveling south on Highway 75 at about 5 a.m. Sunday morning when the driver of a Ford Escape coming the opposite direction allegedly […]


Fatality in Sunday crash ID’ed

Fatality in Sunday crash ID’ed

The Racine County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Tuesday that the driver killed on Highway 75 in a crash early Sunday was 72-year-old Larry L. Burchell of Yorkville. The crash occurred at about 5 a.m. Sunday when the driver of a Ford Escape fell asleep at the wheel and drifted into the […]


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