Union Grove

Board approves committee appointments

The Union Grove Village Board approved an updated slate of committee appointments at its April 24 meeting. Newly elected Trustee Jan Winget was assigned to serve on the Library and Building boards and the Administration Committee. Additionally, she will chair the Plan Commission. Other appointments include assigning Trustee Gordon Svendsen […]


Union Grove adopts ‘dark stores’ ordinance, seeks state reform

  By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Union Grove is joining a chorus of communities, asking state lawmakers to stiffen regulations that enable big box and other chain retailers to seek lower assessments for their business buildings. A number of municipalities across the region have been adopted so-called dark stores ordinances, referring […]


Reckless driver allegedly under influence of heroin

At about 3:30 p.m. April 7, the Racine County Communications Center took several 911 calls of a reckless driver on Interstate 94 going south from Highway G. The callers stated the reckless driver was in a silver car and that the driver appeared to be falling asleep while driving, according […]


Village reviews fee schedule

Union Grove could tweak service fees to match other communities By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The amount Union Grove charges for various services could be tweaked in the months ahead. A village panel is currently reviewing what comparable communities are charging. The village’s Administration and Finance Committee on April 17 began […]


Election review: Two upsets and a draw

Lena unseats Lembcke in Town of Dover By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With spring election season now in the rear-view mirror, results across Western Racine County have revealed several upsets and an unusual occurrence. Two veteran municipal leaders are leaving their posts this month as the results shake out and another […]


Union Grove manufacturer to expand facility

  By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Union Grove-based Coleman Tool and Manufacturing Corp. is poised to expand its existing facility by 40,000 square feet, based on plans approved by a village panel last week. Company representatives came before the Plan Commission on April 3 and unveiled a series of details for the […]


Lena challenging Lembcke for Dover chair

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor While the Town of Dover supervisor races are uncontested, Mario Lena is challenging Tom Lembcke for the town chairman position. Running unopposed for their supervisor positions are Mike Shenkenberg and Sam Stratton.   Tom Lembcke (I) Age: 74 Resident of town: 39 years Occupation: Farmer Education: […]


Union Grove man charged with drug possession

David Hemer, 20, was charged with possession of marijuana, second offense, Monday, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia and felony bail jumping. According to the criminal complaint filed in Racine County Circuit court, the Racine County Sheriff’s Department was called to a home on Durand Avenue Friday for a […]


Hit-and-run suspect charged

A 20-year-old Town of Raymond man was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Tuesday with felony hit and run. Ryan Holterman is charged with two counts of hit and run causing injury as well as two misdemeanor counts of reckless driving causing injury. The first two counts are felonies, while […]


Breaking news: Lamping makes Fan Hall of Fame

Breaking news: Lamping makes Fan Hall of Fame

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor “Go Frank Go!” paid off. After a huge effort to get out the vote by Union Grove residents and businesses, the village’s own Frank Lamping was elected to the Fan Hall of Fame ahead of nine other finalists Tuesday morning. Lamping will receive his name displayed […]


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