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Greek Orthodox retreat center welcoming to all

Greek Orthodox retreat center welcoming to all

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor In the Greek Orthodox – or really, the Orthodox – religion, the importance of “retreating” is an important part of life. “Retreating is a big part of our faith,” explained Chrysanthy Tiggas, the director of the St. Iakovos Retreat Center. “There’s this image of going away […]

 
 

Obregon’s defense requests venue change

By Jason Arndt STAFF WRITER Andrew Obregon, 33, appeared in Kenosha County Circuit Court June 24, where both parties agreed they need more time to prepare for a September Jury Trial. In the motion hearing, Obregon’s defense requested a change of venue, and to suppress certain pieces of evidence associated […]

 
 

Fire department honored for heart care

On June 7, the Union Grove-Yorkville Fire Department was awarded the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Bronze Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. With more than 250,000 people experiencing what is called a STEMI – an elevation of the […]

 
 

Crash claims life of student athlete

Crash claims life of student athlete

Community rallies in memory of Taylor Skendziel   By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor With the summer sun still bright, a handful of red balloons drifted slowly into the evening sky Saturday. Minutes earlier, friends and family of Taylor Skendziel circled around members of the Union Grove High School softball team as […]

 
 

Driver in two-vehicle collision dies

Driver in two-vehicle collision dies

  The driver of a Dodge Neon carrying three Union Grove Union High School students to the school’s post-season softball banquet succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash Thursday night. Taylor Skendziel, 17, died in the early evening, with a family member posting a Facebook update shortly before 8 p.m. […]

 
 

Injured identified in vehicle collision in Yorkville

  Injured include three JV softball players Four people were injured Wednesday evening when two vehicles collided at the intersection of Highway U and 2 Mile Road in the Town of Yorkville. The three occupants of a 2003 Dodge Neon were members of the Union Grove junior varsity softball team, […]

 
 

Waterford Graded names administrator

Waterford Graded names administrator

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After embarking on an extensive search for a second-in-command administrator, Waterford Graded School District officials have named an educator to the recently vacated director of curriculum and student growth position. The School Board on May 23 formally hired Sloan Allen. He succeeds Kathy Hoppe, who held […]

 
 

Update: Name released in Yorkville fatality

Update: Name released in Yorkville fatality

A 43-year-old woman, who deputies say was attempting to retrieve her dog on Highway 11 in Yorkville early Tuesday morning, and was struck and killed by a semi-trailer truck, according to a news release issued by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department. Later in the day, the sheriff’s department identified the […]

 
 

Joint meeting planned on Rails to Trails project

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT Plans to convert an abandoned rail line into a path accommodating bicyclists and pedestrians will require extensive intergovernmental collaboration and cooperation, the top elected official within Union Grove asserted this week. On the heels of last week’s public information meeting on the proposed Rails to Trails […]

 
 

Yorkville to lay off two teachers

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Two teachers in the Yorkville School District have received preliminary layoff notices – and students have rallied behind at least one of the teachers. The district is being forced, due to declining enrollment, to remove a section at both fourth and fifth grades, according to Yorkville […]

 
 
 
 
 

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