Union Grove

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 […]

 
 

Kansasville woman charged with child neglect

Kansasville woman charged with child neglect

A Kansasville woman with a reported drug addiction is accused of leaving her two children unsupervised over a period of days earlier this month. Kristen Manderfield, 32, is charged with two counts of child abandonment and two counts of neglecting a child, in Racine County Circuit Court. According to the […]

 
 

A century in the making

A century in the making

Time capsule from former teachers school unveiled By Jason Arndt Staff Writer In 1918, area newspapers urged officials and residents to arrive at the Racine-Kenosha Joint County Training School for Teachers in Union Grove, where members planned to lay a cornerstone time capsule on Sept. 4. The weather, according to […]

 
 

Community State Bank donates toward new Humane Society campus

Community State Bank donates toward new Humane Society campus

Community State Bank presented a $750 donation to the Wisconsin Humane Society Racine Campus for its Unleash the Potential campaign. The campaign is an effort to help raise funds to build a new Wisconsin Humane Society Racine facility. The proposed facility will feature additional workspace and housing for animals, as […]

 
 

It’s all in the family

It’s all in the family

Fair tradition runs deep for Union Grove family By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Although raising animals for the Racine County Fair is considered a personal endeavor, oftentimes the projects take teamwork, which is true for a multi-generational family from Union Grove. The Wilks family, which currently has a 7,000-acre farm […]

 
 

Stratton unseats Lena in Dover recall

Stratton unseats Lena in Dover recall

By winning nearly 55 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s three-person recall election, current Town of Dover Supervisor Sam Stratton unseated controversial incumbent Mario Lena. Stratton will now serve the remainder of Lena’s term, which expires in April 2019. According to results posted by Town Clerk Camille Gerou, Stratton was […]

 
 

Grove moves to regulate e-cigs

Proposed ordinance outlaws sales of vaping products to minors By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Union Grove could soon follow in the footsteps of a smattering of other Southeastern Wisconsin municipalities and have on its books an ordinance regulating e-cigarette, or vaping, products. The Village Board on July 9 combed through a […]

 
 

Better safe than sorry

Better safe than sorry

Firefighter Justin Ehrhart teaches Peter Sutor how to use a fire extinguisher earlier this month when Kansasville Fire and Rescue hosted Pancake and Safety Day. The event featured fire and rescue demonstrations, children’s activities, equipment displays and a visit from the Flight for Life Helicopter. (Photo by Chad Hensiak)

 
 

Village hires new DPW director

Extensive search lasted more than five months By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Union Grove officials this month filled a five-month vacancy within the village’s public works department. After an extensive search, the Village Board on July 9 issued Richard Piette a $75,000 contract. His first day with the village is set […]

 
 
 
 
 

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