Union Grove

Mealtime dispute leads to stitches, criminal charges

A family dispute that led to violence at a Town of Yorkville home last October has resulted in a felony battery charge against a Burlington man. Jason Michael Schwartz, 29, was charged recently in Racine County Circuit Court with substantial battery, a Class I felony, and disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, […]


You gotta believe! These dinners are good for body and soul

You gotta believe! These dinners are good for body and soul

Popular Head Chef Fr. Robert Kacalo, pastor, will be back in the kitchen again this Lenten season, preparing and dishing up hundreds of fish fry dinners. All proceeds raised benefit the St. Mary’s, Dover and St. Robert Bellarmine Legacy Funds Fish fries will be held on the Fridays during Lent […]


Be my sweet phone line Valentine

Members of the Yorkville Methodist Church choir got together on Monday to send singing valentines over the telephone.  This first-time venture raised $600 for the church’s new roof fund. (Photo by Julie Rossman)

Local church sends singing Valentines Day messages via cell phone   By Julie Rossman Correspondent The Yorkville United Methodist Church choir decided to do something fun and different for Valentines Day this year. They got word out several weeks ago that they would send singing Valentines to folk across town […]


Shop owner charged with growing more than his business

Shop owner charged with growing more than his business

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer A 50-year-old auto body shop owner faces more than 40 years in prison and up to $60,000 in fines for allegedly running a marijuana grow operation. John A. Olmstead, 2715 Robert St., Franksville, told police all the marijuana they found growing in his house, which […]


Local church offers Valentine events

Yorkville United Methodist Church, 17645 Old Yorkville Road, has announced its upcoming Valentine’s events.   Singing Valentines On Monday, Feb. 13, choir members will send a singing Valentine to a special person of your choice. The cost is $10 with a Valentine song and message being delivered via telephone call […]


Broncos’ defense clamps down

Broncos’ defense clamps down

Union Grove’s Sara Petrovic (left) and Megan Lee (right) try to tie up Wilmot’s Kari Clements during a recent game at Wilmot. (Photo by Earlene Frederick)


Apartment manager accused of taking tenants’ money

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer A Franklin man is accused of taking money from renters at the Mount Pleasant apartment complex he managed, and using those funds for himself rather than turning them over to the property owner. Lonnie Williams, 48, is also charged with stealing from the office’s petty […]


Referendum vote could be coming

Merits, costs of athletic facilities at issue By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After a 16-month hiatus, discussion is again heating up about holding a referendum to OK athletic facility improvements at Union Grove Union High School. Monday night, District Administrator Al Mollerskov held a meeting to get feedback from the community […]


Here she is: Racine County Fairest is Wisconsin’s pick

Here she is: Racine County Fairest is Wisconsin’s pick

The 2012 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs was recently selected during the 89th annual Wisconsin Association of Fairs Convention held in Wisconsin Dells. Richelle Kastenson, 21, representing Racine County Fair, was crowned 2012 Fairest of the Fairs. She is the daughter of Rick and Julie Kastenson of Union Grove. Kastenson […]


Chamber Choice Awards banquet set

The 2012 Chamber Choice Awards and Installation banquet of the Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce is Saturday, Feb. 25. All are welcome to help honor Country Rose Bakery & Café (business award) and Frank Lamping (individual award) for their contributions to our community. The theme is World of […]


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