Union Grove

Open House to honor long-time children’s librarian

Pat Freitag will retire at the end of the year from Graham Public Library, where she has been Children’s Librarian for the last 19 years.  The library will host an open house in her honor on Friday, December 2, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Photo by Julie Rossman)

By Julie Rossman Correspondent Pat Freitag has been a familiar face at Union Grove’s Graham Public library for the last 19 years, however, she has decided to retire at the end of the year. An open house will be held in her honor on Friday, Dec. 2, from 3 p.m. […]

 
 

Hay, this is fun

Hay, this is fun

Yorkville School first graders (top) learn about life on the farm thanks to a visit by Al Wilks, who brought a Case tractor and square baler to school.  Students tried to lift the big bales of straw by working together.

 
 

Taking stock, giving thanks

Taking stock, giving thanks

Just in time to help purchase much-needed supplies for the holidays, Arlene Odeja of the Union Grove Area Food Bank (left) is thankful to receive a $2,000 donation from Laurie Ehleiter, president of the Union Grove Kiwanis Club. The Kiwanis Club this year is also donating Christmas gifts for 25 […]

 
 

Shepherds College recommended for accreditation

Shepherds College recommended for accreditation

By Julie Rossman Correspondent After just three years in existence, Shepherds College, Union Grove, is now one step closer to being fully accredited as a post-secondary school for young adults with intellectual disabilities. The college hosted a review team from the North Central Association – Commission on Accreditation and School […]

 
 

A roundabout question

DOT to hold informational meeting on possible roundabout at highways 20 and 75 By Tracy Ouellette Staff writer The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Southeast Region in Waukesha will hold a public information meeting to discuss reconstructing the intersection at highways 20 and 75 (County S) in Racine County. The meeting […]

 
 

Ton of dope can’t pay a $1 million bond

By Patricia Bogumil Interim Editor Despite charges that he was running a multi-million dollar marijuana operation, a 44-year-old Raymond township man remained in custody Wednesday on a $1 million bond. John Gay is charged with multiple felonies after agents with the Metro Drug Unit, federal High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program […]

 
 

Living the ‘green’ life

Village considers participating in recycling competition By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Recycling could be a buzzword in Union Grove in the next few years if village officials move forward with a proposal to participate in an advocacy organization’s initiative to promote the virtues of green living. Recyclebank and Johnson Wax have […]

 
 

High school play opens Thursday

UGHS to present ‘A Bad Year for Tomatoes’ UGHS’s theatre department is currently working on its newest production, ‘A Bad Year for Tomatoes’ written by John Patrick and produced with permission by Dramatists Theatre Inc. The play follows the famous Hollywood actress, Myra Marlowe, who heads out into the country […]

 
 

A passion for history

Graham Public Library volunteer Betty Backus pages through the history files at the library – a volunteer project she has been working on for about 15 years. Backus recently received the Wisconsin Library Association’s 2011 Citation of Merit Award for her volunteer work.  (Photo by Julie Rossman)

Betty Backus recognized for library volunteer work By Julie Rossman Correspondent Betty Backus has been connected to Union Grove’s Graham Public Library for a long time. First, as a part-time employee for more than 20 years, then as a volunteer for the past 19 years. After receiving a large stack […]

 
 

Two high school students arrested for making bomb threat

By Tracy Ouellette Staff writer Two 16-year-old students at Union Grove High School were arrested last week after writing bomb threats on the boys’ and girls’ bathroom walls in the school. According to UGHS Superintendent Alan Mollerskov, the threats, found Wednesday, Oct. 26, by other students said the school would […]

 
 
 
 
 

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