Union Grove

UG chamber helps businesses endure road construction obstruction

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As orange cones and barrels dot the landscape alongside construction equipment, representatives with Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce want to sound a clear, decisive message: The village is open for business. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has begun construction of Highway 45, from 7th Avenue […]


Breaking news: Sheriff’s officials searching for missing Kansasville woman

Breaking news: Sheriff’s officials searching for missing Kansasville woman

Residents throughout Western Racine County are asked to assist authorities in the search for a 59-year-old Kansasville woman who went missing Sunday morning. The woman likely suffers from mental health issues and requires oxygen. The woman, Lynn Rickard, is believed to have left her home without clothes or her oxygen, […]


Village holds off on contract linked to downtown redevelopment

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A company specializing in environmental remediation could be tapped to assist in downtown redevelopment efforts in Union Grove. But the proposal is on the back burner for the time being. The Village Board was slated to discuss a contract for ongoing environmental services as work on […]


Home values under review

Perceived low level has Union Grove considering re-evaluation By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As a precursor toward planning for future residential developments and a possible re-evaluation in the village, a Union Grove panel recently combed through current housing data. According to results from a recently completed analysis, Union Grove’s incorporated limits […]


Award-winning photo

Award-winning photo

      This photo, “Farming Through the Generations,” taken by Kelsey Henderson, of Yorkville, a Racine County 4-H member, was chosen as a Top 12 photo in the 2017 Wisconsin 4-H and Youth State Photo Display. Henderson is a member of the Yorkville 4-H Club and has been participating in the […]


UGHS fine-tunes focus on possible referendum

  By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Although more questions than answers remain in a possible facilities-related referendum at Union Grove High School, one component of the planning activities is coming into sharper focus. District Administrator Al Mollerskov said the district has narrowed the list of contractors associated with the exploratory process. […]


Details of possible UGHS referendum could surface this summer

  By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Details of Union Grove High School’s proposed facilities–related referendum could be coming down the pike in the months ahead. UGHS officials have hinted that one or more referendum questions could turn up on a ballot in one of the upcoming elections. District Administrator Al Mollerskov […]


Changes to rummage sale ordinance take hold this spring

  By Dave Fidlin Correspondent It is a time-honored tradition. Spring and garage sales have gone hand-in-hand for generations, and Union Grove officials discussed the age-old standby in the immediate aftermath of an extensive comb-through of the village code. The village last year engaged in an extensive zoning rewrite project […]


Singing about the Music Man

Singing about the Music Man

Jackie Giess (left), playing the role of Mrs. Paroo, and Max Carpenter, playing the role of Winthrop Paroo, perform in Yorkville School’s production of “The Music Man Jr.” The play was presented May 5 and 6 at Union Grove High School. See this week’s Westine Report for more photos from […]


Union Grove looking to expand its information superhighway

  By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Improved internet service could soon come to Union Grove as officials look at ways of marketing the community to would-be developers and new businesses. The Plan Commission on Monday met with representatives of Glendale-based Midwest Fiber Networks on a possible project that could build on […]


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