Union Grove

A totally organic relationship

A totally organic relationship

Funeral home partners with local artist during renovation By Alex Johnson Correspondent Friends for nearly 20 years, Marlene Daniels of Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home, and Lynn Garwood, a local artist, have found a new way to promote small business, celebrating the power of community and artistry by displaying about a dozen […]

 
 

Grove committee reviews village’s 2019 utility budgets

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A Village of Union Grove panel recently reviewed spending plans linked to the village’s three utilities for the year ahead. Members of the village’s Water, Wastewater, Storm Water and Streets Committee combed through the financial documents at a meeting Nov. 19. According to documents in the […]

 
 

Grove officials have final review of budget before adoption

Village scheduled to vote on spending plan Monday By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The Union Grove Village Board and department heads had one last preliminary review of the $2.56 million draft budget at a meeting recently. Village Administrator Mark Janiuk said “no major changes” were incorporated into the draft document reviewed […]

 
 

Elementary school referendum passes

Expansion, renovation plan gains 63% voter support Voters in the Union Grove Elementary School District got behind a nearly $8 million plan to expand, reconfigure and maintain the K-8 school during Tuesday’s election. The referendum garnered 63 percent approval, passing 1,484 to 870, according to unofficial totals posted by the […]

 
 

Fun at the fest

Fun at the fest

Enjoying a ride down the slide at the Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival in Union Grove Oct. 20 are (from left) Jay and Jaycee Austin, Abigayle Bonn, and Mike and Ivy Bonn. (Photo by Chad Hensiak)

 
 

Grove selects temporary treasurer as busy tax season looms

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A retired Racine County staffer with expertise in finance-related matters will be keeping the Union Grove treasurer position warm in the coming months as village officials seek out a long-term replacement. At the urging of Village Administrator Mark Janiuk, the Village Board on Oct. 8 voted […]

 
 

Man allegedly beat wife, waved machete at Union Grove home

Man allegedly beat wife, waved machete at Union Grove home

A Union Grove man charged with beating his wife and wielding a machete during an argument was bound over for trial during a court appearance Oct. 17. Ronald A. Lemcke, 41, was charged Oct. 8 in Racine County Circuit Court with strangulation and suffocation, two counts of misdemeanor battery and […]

 
 

Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest to take place this weekend

Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest to take place this weekend

The Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest will take place in Union Grove on Saturday and Sunday at the Racine County Fairgrounds. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The schedule is as follows: Little Sprout Stage Saturday 10 a.m. – […]

 
 

Grove officials dig into trash, recycling contract in 2019

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With large-scale deliberations on Union Grove’s 2019 operating budget about to get underway, village officials are in the midst of reviewing the cost and scope of trash and recycling service in the year ahead. As with all municipalities, Union Grove is facing a cost increase for […]

 
 

Armed robbery suspects appear in court

Armed robbery suspects appear in court

High-speed chase spanned two counties By Jason Arndt Editor Two Illinois men accused of leading authorities on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle, which ended in the Village of Bristol, made their initial appearances in Racine County Circuit Court Sept. 27. Dezerric F. Pitts, 18, of Kankakee, and George […]

 
 
 
 
 

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