Union Grove

Woman accused of shooting husband during argument

A woman who the Racine County Sheriff’s Department initially said Tuesday would be charged with attempted murder is instead facing lesser charges after allegedly shooting her husband during a domestic dispute at their residence in Union Grove. Phyllis Vernice Madeja, 41, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Wednesday with […]


Update: Union Grove woman charged with attempted murder

Update: Union Grove woman charged with attempted murder

Update: The Racine County Sheriff’s Department has released the names of the man and woman involved in the early-morning shooting, and charged the wife with attempted second intentional degree homicide. According to the updated release, witnesses said Phyllis Madeja and her husband, Konrad, got into a verbal and physical argument. […]


Man allegedly did drugs while kids were in car

A Kansasville man is accused of nearly overdosing on narcotics while he left his children in the car Sunday. Joshua Koerber, 38, was charged with resisting an officer and two counts of child neglect – all Class A misdemeanors – Monday in Racine County Circuit Court. He was also charged […]


Speaker to talk about NCAA recruiting road

The road to college for athletes is no longer lined with traditional mile markers. It used to be that batting averages, points per game or yards per carry paved the way for sports stars. Nowadays, one more percentage is carrying more and more weight. It’s called the grade point average. […]


Woman dies after being hit by vehicle

Woman dies after being hit by vehicle

A 53-year-old Town of Yorkville woman died Thursday evening after being struck by a vehicle near hear home on Highway 20, according to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office. The county’s emergency communications center received multiple 911 calls shortly before 6 p.m. regarding a pedestrian hit by a vehicle on Highway […]


Union Grove man charged with battery

A Union Grove man is facing a pair of felony charges after allegedly attacking his father while drunk Nov. 25. Brian Hardy, 51, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Monday with aggravated battery of an elderly person, repeater, with domestic abuse assessments and strangulation and suffocation, again with domestic […]


Ecumenical Thanksgiving service planned

People of all faiths are invited to a service of praise and thanksgiving at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Yorkville United Methodist Church at 17645 Old Yorkville Rd., Union Grove. Participating pastors and their congregations are Rev. Manda Stack (Raymond Community Church and Union Grove Congregational UCC), Rev. […]


Zelich appears in Minnesota court

Zelich appears in Minnesota court

Ex-cop still has body dumping charges in Walworth County By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Although a former West Allis police officer still has charges pending in Walworth County Circuit Court, the 55-year-old man appeared in Olmsted, Minn., County Circuit Court, where he stands accused of killing 37-year-old Laura Simonson, according […]


Summit takes aim at heroin’s scourge

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor As attendees made their way into the Racine County Heroin Summit Oct. 26 at Union Grove Union High School, they were greeted with stories of loss. The videos, taken from TheFlyEffect.com, shared the stories of parents whose children had stolen from them and from friends and […]


Women arrested for prostitution at village residence

Two women were arrested in Union Grove last week after the Racine County Sheriff’s Department raided what they suspect to be a brothel. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, both Adena Sparks, and Eugenia Nance were taken into custody Sunday following an undercover operation. The statement said […]


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