Union Grove

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 […]


Village Board looks at charging Chamber rent

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Faced with ongoing budget constraints, Union Grove officials are contemplating a proposal to charge the local Chamber of Commerce organization a rental fee to use village facilities. The Village Board’s Administration/Finance Committee discussed the issue Tuesday, but took no action. The Greater Union Grove Area Chamber […]


Raymond man’s thriving business goes to pot

Raymond man’s thriving business goes to pot

Deputies find nearly a ton of marijuana, sophisticated operations By Tracy Ouellette Staff writer After what officials are calling the biggest drug bust in the area’s history and possibly the state, a 44-year-old Raymond Township man remained in Racine County Jail as of Wednesday morning on a $1 million cash […]


Santa breakfast tickets available Nov. 5

The 26th annual Breakfast With Santa and Elves, sponsored by the Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce is Saturday, Dec. 3.  The first serving is at 9 a.m., and the second serving is at 11 a.m., at the Masonic Temple, 1021 – 11th Ave., Union Grove. Tickets go on […]


Teen charged with burglary, theft, forgery

By Patricia Bogumil Interim Editor An 18-year-old Union Grove woman is charged with one count of felony burglary to a dwelling as a repeat offender; two felony counts of forgery as a repeat offender; and two misdemeanor theft charges of property valued under $2,500 as a repeat offender for allegedly breaking […]


Welcome to the Great Pumpkinfest!

Event set for Saturday at UGUHS Children and adults are invited to come in costume to Union Grove’s Great Pumpkinfest, being held Saturday, Oct. 29, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., in the gymnasium at Union Grove Union High School, 3433 S. Colony Ave. Vie for prizes by bringing in […]


Library renovations aim for better comfort and efficiencies

Library renovations aim for better comfort and efficiencies

By Julie Rossman Correspondent Graham Public Library patrons, and even plenty of passers-by, have noticed the renovation work that’s been in progress for several weeks now. The most noticeable project involves new windows, while other improvements include a new furnace, new lighting and roof insulation. No new tax dollars are […]


The Great Guinea Caper brings local youth a ‘Pullet Surprise’ win

The Great Guinea Caper brings local youth a ‘Pullet Surprise’ win

By Patricia Bogumil Staff writer Ben Hildebrant, 15, was fine just limiting his personal acquaintance with backyard fowl to chickens. But Ben’s appreciation for guinea fowl quickly took flight when a pair of characters named Dot and Dip snuck into his family’s life. Ben’s humorous account of Dot and Dip’s […]


Grove students, staff mourn death of beloved teacher

Grove students, staff mourn death of beloved teacher

By Annette Newcomb Staff writer Two area high schools were joined in common grief Monday morning as staff and students learned that each had lost a beloved teacher as the result of a tragic motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon. For Westosha Central High School, it was the death of German teacher […]


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