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Teens' arrests connected to Park High School lockdowns  Journal Times

RACINE — Two teenagers have been detained and one of them, a 15-year-old, is charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in connection to a ...

No shots fired at Racine Park High School, sound was from machinery  WISN Milwaukee

Racine Park High School was under lockdown early Wednesday evening because of a report of shots fired at or near the school, but police determined it was ...

Jack Owen Young | Obituaries |  Journal Times

Jack Owen Young. March 20, 1935 - January 31, 2019. RACINE - Jack Owen Young left this world on 1/31/19 at age 83 to live his eternal life in Heaven.

Mark J. Rickard | Obituaries |  Journal Times

August 25, 1949—January 28, 2019. Age 69, of Dover passed away Monday, January 28, 2019, at his residence. He was born August 25, 1949 to John and ...

David Carl Bidstrup | Obituaries |  Journal Times

RACINE—David Carl Bidstrup (age 87) was taken into God's arms on Monday, February 4, 2019 from Ascension All Saints Hospital.

Educators Credit Union opens branch inside Park High School  Journal Times

RACINE — Educators Credit Union will be living up to its name — literally. A new ECU branch opened Monday at Park High School.

Dr. Gregory A. Shove | Obituaries |  Journal Times

Dr. Gregory A. Shove. April 5, 1953 - February 10, 2019. RACINE - Dr. Gregory A. Shove, age 65, passed away, Sunday, February 10, 2019. Gregory was born ...

Michael R. Villalpando | Obituaries |  Journal Times

Michael R. Villalpando. October 11, 1946 — January 9, 2019. Michael R. Villalpando, age 72, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019 unexpectedly at his ...

Student accused of bringing marijuana to Racine Park High School

RACINE — A 17-year-old Park High School student is facing a felony charge after he was found to have brought 17.9 grams of marijuana to school, according to ...

Audrey M. DeKeuster Nee: Wrixton | Obituaries |  Journal Times

December 6, 1919—January 25, 2019. RACINE—Audrey Mae DeKeuster, age 99, passed away Friday, January 25, 2019 at home surrounded by her family.

2 students apprehended for allegedly making threats in Racine high schools  WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee

RACINE -- Racine police say they apprehended two students for allegedly making threats at Racine public high schools. The district also canceled classes at ...

Racine officer pleads not guilty in Park High School case  Journal Times

RACINE — Brinelle Nabors, the Racine police officer accused of using excessive force against a Park High School student in 2015 during an arrest, pleaded not ...

Student with rare disorder flourishes at Park High School  Journal Times

RACINE — Chasitty Luna-Ponce wakes up at 5:10 every morning to make a 45-minute trip to Park High School.

Dr. Gregory Shove loved healing people and learning  Racine County Eye

Dr. Gregory A. Shove, 65, died Sunday, February 10, 2019. Gregory was born in Manhattan, Kansas, on April 5, 1953, as son of Gene and Myrtle (nee: Ellis) ...

Harold J. Meekma 'Skip' | Obituaries |  Journal Times

Harold J. Meekma. 'Skip'. August 14, 1946 – January 25, 2019. RACINE – Harold John Meekma, 72, affectionately known as “Skip”, received the promise of ...

Louis "Tom" Vance | Obituaries |  Journal Times

March 10, 1929 — January 31, 2019. RACINE — Louis “Tom” Vance, 89, passed away at the Wisconsin Veterans Home — Boland Hall on Thursday, January ...

Update: Students apprehended after making Horlick, Park threats  Journal Times

RACINE — Two students were apprehended after allegedly making threats of violence at Horlick and Park high schools, police said Tuesday.

Mary A. Fumo | Obituaries |  Journal Times

January 13, 1925—January 18, 2019. MOUNT PLEASANT – Mary A. Fumo, 94, passed away at Ascension All Saints on Friday, January 18, 2019. A lifelong ...

‘Punched me in my jaw:’ Jurors hear testimony from student in Racine police officer battery case  WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee

RACINE -- Testimony was underway Wednesday, Jan. 9 in the trial of a Racine police officer charged with misconduct in public office, battery and disorderly ...

Wayne H. Fuller | Obituaries |  Journal Times

October 24, 1934—February 9, 2019. Wayne H. Fuller 84, of Burlington, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. He was ...

Racine high school students apprehended after making threats; Case High School closed Tuesday

Two students were apprehended after allegedly making threats of violence at Horlick and Park high schools, police said Tuesday.

Evelyn F. Styka "Evie" | Obituaries |  Journal Times

September 17, 1921 – January 20, 2019. RACINE – Evelyn F. (nee: O'Connor) Styka, age 97, passed away peacefully at Oak Ridge Care Center Sunday, ...

Varsity Brands Names Finalists In 2019 School Spirit Awards  Longview News-Journal

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Varsity Brands, the market leader in sport, spirit and achievement, today announced that its ...

John W. Hutchison | Obituaries |  Journal Times

January 25, 1937—January 21, 2019. STURTEVANT – John W. Hutchison, 81, passed away at Ascension All Saints on Monday, January 21, 2019. He was born ...

Christopher J. Bosanec | Obituaries |  Journal Times

November 11, 1971 – January 21, 2019. RACINE – Christopher John Bosanec, age 47, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, January 21, 2019 of an ...

Trial begins for Racine officer accused of excessive force  Journal Times

RACINE — The trial of the Racine Police officer accused of using excessive force against a Park High School student in 2015 began Tuesday as last-minute ...

Racine man, Park High grad, is global technician champion  Journal Times

RACINE — Bill Bertagnoli always thought his son Matt was special. But it wasn't until he wanted to cut his lawn one day that he knew Matt might have some.

Irene D. Francetic (Nee: Razdik) | Obituaries |  Journal Times

July 14, 1931—January 27, 2019. RACINE—Irene D. Francetic, age 87, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the Hospice Alliance Hospice House, ...

Police say threat made at REAL School not credible  Journal Times

STURTEVANT — After threats were made at three Racine Unified schools last week, a threat was reported at the REAL School, 10116 Stellar Ave., on Tuesday.

RPD officer charged with excessive force in Park High incident  Journal Times

RACINE — Charges have been filed against a Racine police officer who is accused of using excessive force against a Park High School student in 2015.

Student accused of bringing marijuana to school | Crime and Courts  Journal Times

RACINE — A 17-year-old Park High School student is facing a felony charge after he was found to have brought 17.9 grams of marijuana to school, according to ...

Honor Roll: Park High School | A+ |  Journal Times

RACINE — These Park High School students were named to the first-semester honor roll for the 2017-18 school year:

County working on details for agreement with Racine Unified on Pritchard Park  Journal Times

RACINE COUNTY — It's official. Racine County and the Racine Unified School District are partnering to help build a sports complex and plaza at Pritchard Park.

Trial continues for RPD officer accused of using force against Park student  Journal Times

RACINE — The trial of the Racine Police officer accused of using excessive force against a Park High School student in 2015 continued Wednesday, as jurors ...

High school football: Case defeats Park for first Southeast Conference win  Journal Times

MOUNT PLEASANT — The Case and Park high school football teams were both searching for their first Southeast Conference victory of the season at Hammes ...

A Brass Spectacular Nov. 11 at Park High  Journal Times

RACINE — The Belle City Brassworks brass band will present its annual concert, “A Brass Spectacular,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in the Park High School John ...

High school football: Park routs Pius 48-14 behind quarterback Kelley  Journal Times

RACINE — Trey Kelley didn't record a touchdown as a wide receiver or running back his freshman year at Park High School.

High school basketball: Park's Days getting close to announcing college choice  Journal Times

Nobal Days is hoping to make one of the biggest decisions of his life within the next month or so.

Racine Invitational volleyball: St. Catherine's/Lutheran boys shine  Journal Times

RACINE — The St. Catherine's-Lutheran boys volleyball team was on top of its game entering the 24-team Racine Park Invitational tournament on Saturday at ...

Jury deliberating in RPD officer's trial, verdict expected Friday  Journal Times

RACINE — The jury is expected to continue deliberations today in the case of the Racine Police officer accused of using excessive force against a Park High ...

Lowest-performing Unified schools docked for absenteeism | Local News  Journal Times

RACINE — Some of Racine Unified's lowest-performing schools on the 2017-18 state report cards — released last week — were docked for absenteeism.

In Photos: Park boys, Case girls win in basketball doubleheader at Case  Journal Times

Larry Canady attempts a shot during Park's 81-75 double-overtime victory over Case Tuesday night in Case's fieldhouse. Canady, a senior guard, scored a ...

Peter F. Meinert | Obituaries |  Journal Times

March 15, 1942—January 31, 2019. RACINE—Peter F. Meinert, age 76, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Ascension All Saints Medical Center.

Park's Days commits to Tulane | Prep Sports |  Journal Times

RACINE — As Nobal Days sat beside his father, Al, during their return flight from New Orleans Sept. 15, Nobal just had a feeling.

High schools: Park wrestling stays unbeaten in SEC meets  Journal Times

The Park High School wrestling team's perfect start to the season continued in style Thursday night.

Inesa Vrublevskis | Obituaries |  Journal Times

September 6, 1949—January 4, 2019. RACINE—Inesa Vrublevskis, age 69, passed away peacefully at the Hospice House in Pleasant Prairie, WI on Jan.

In photos: The first day of school in Racine  Journal Times

Alan Klingenmeyer gives words of encouragement to his daughter, Kate, 8, a third-grader at Jefferson Lighthouse Elementary School before the first day of ...

High school basketball: Canady, Panthers make a statement  Journal Times

The Park High School boys basketball team was hungry for a win Tuesday night against Southeast Conference opponent Horlick.

Former Park athlete looks at positive after losing legs in boating accident  Journal Times

As he speaks from his home in Carpentersville, Ill., Henry Owens is thoughtful, considerate and composed. There is no hint in his voice of any of the ...

High schools: Burlington wrestling dominates first meet of season  Journal Times

The Burlington High School wrestling team ended last season with a sour taste in its mouth, losing to Holmen 27-26 in the WIAA Division 1 state team semifinals ...

In Photos: Horlick Rebels, spurred by home crowd, roll past Park Panthers 41-6  Journal Times

All photos by ADAM ROGAN,

High school football: Injury dampens Racine Lutheran's 24-0 win over Park  Journal Times

MOUNT PLEASANT — An injury took the buzz out of the air at Hammes Field Friday night when Racine Lutheran High School football player Elijah Solis laid ...

In Photos: Park wrestling edges Case in SEC dual meet  Journal Times

Park's Ladainian Johnson, left, grapples with Case's Cristian Servantez during the 160-pound match at Southeast Conference dual meet at Case. Johnson ...

Court date set for RPD officer charged with excessive force  Journal Times

RACINE — The jury trial for Brinelle Nabors, the Racine Police Department officer charged with using excessive force against a Park High School student three ...

Busing limit implemented 70 years ago; some want a change  Journal Times

RACINE — At the time the two-mile busing limit for Wisconsin students became law, there was another pressing issue facing the state's districts: How would ...

High school football: Horlick rumbles to 41-6 win over city rival Park  Journal Times

The 93rd installment in a long-standing intracity high school football rivalry featured an irresistible force and an immovable object—both wearing Horlick High ...

High schools: Park's Nobal Days impresses at national Top 100 camp  Journal Times

He doesn't have the muscle yet to leverage himself in the paint and some players score more points in minutes than Nobal Days averages in a game.

High school basketball: Park boys beat state-ranked Mount Horeb 67-64  Journal Times

The days of the Park High School boys basketball team losing its first two games of the season seem like a distant memory.

High school football: New Park coach Danny Hernandez ready for big challenge  Journal Times

RACINE — Ricky Canady was emphatic when answering the question put to him, which was this: What did the junior running back for the Park High School ...

Richard King | Obituaries |  Journal Times

February 10, 1934—January 22, 2019. RACINE-Richard King, 84, went home to be with his Lord on January 22, 2019 surrounded by his family. Richard was ...

Racine officer facing charges for 2015 arrest at Park High School  WDJT

RACINE (CBS 58) – A Racine Police Officer is now charged with using excessive force against a Park High School student back in 2015. The Kenosha District ...

High school boys: Park perseveres in double overtime  Journal Times

It was another classic showdown between two city rivals Tuesday night. The Park and Case high school boys basketball teams went back and forth before the ...

Postcard sent by California man shows Unified some school history  Journal Times

RACINE — Racine Unified administrators took part in some unexpected correspondence this fall when they received a circa 1910 postcard featuring Racine ...

Results are in: How schools fared on state's yearly report card  Journal Times

Every year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction releases a series of assessments, known as "School Report Cards," of every public and voucher ...

Teen arrested after alleged threat at Union Grove High School  Journal Times

UNION GROVE — A 15-year-old boy was in custody Monday afternoon and is facing charges after allegedly making a threat to shoot up Union Grove High ...

Sports Hall of Fame: Clay molded himself into greatness  Journal Times

At 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds as a high school sophomore, John Clay truly was a superman in shoulder pads from the start.

All-County football: First-team selections made it a season to remember  Journal Times

It could be argued that this was the most memorable season in the history of high school football in Racine County.

Swim team alleges RUSD twice reneged on Case pool  Journal Times

RACINE — On Monday, more than two dozen Case High School students, swimmers, divers and family members questioned the Racine Unified School Board's ...

Boys basketball: Thompson steps up in clutch for Case  Journal Times

JaKobe Thompson established himself as a reliable scorer for the Case High School boys basketball team as a freshman last season.

Charges to be filed against officer accused in excessive force incident at Park High  Journal Times

RACINE — Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley is expected to file charges against Racine Police Officer Brinelle Nabors, who is accused of ...

In Photos: Park boys win, Horlick girls victorious in basketball doubleheader  Journal Times

Horlick's Stephon Chapman and Park's Nobal Days reach for the tipoff during Park's 70-53 Southeast Conference win on Tuesday night at Horlick. JAKE HILL ...

Sports Hall of Fame: Park's Woods remembered as great player, greater person  Journal Times

Going on 35 years after he graduated from Park High School, there are all kinds of stories still out there about what a person of impeccable character Jerry ...

Racine Police to reinstate Officer Nabors after he's found not guilty  Journal Times

RACINE — Racine Police Officer Brinelle Nabors is poised to return to active duty after more than three years on administrative leave after he was found not ...

Boys swimming: Palmer, Abel lead Horlick over Bradford  Journal Times

Frank Michalowski took over as head coach for the Horlick High School boys swimming team this season and brought his winning ways with him.

Girls basketball: Racine Lutheran's Strande scores 41 in win over Dominican  Journal Times

Racine Lutheran High School junior Caroline Strande scored 19 points in the first half of the Crusaders' Metro Classic Conference game against Dominican on ...

High school wrestling: Burlington shows its skills south of the border  Journal Times

The Burlington High School wrestling team showed off their skills south of the border on Saturday.

Racine officer facing criminal charges collects $160K while on paid leave for more than 2 years  WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee

RACINE — A Racine police officer has been on paid leave since 2015, when he was accused of using excessive force on a Washington Park High School ...

High school boys: Burlington wrestling beats Waterford in SLC showdown  Journal Times

What was left of Jade Gribble's shredded vocal cords said it all.

Trial of RPD officer accused of excessive force to begin Tuesday  Journal Times

RACINE — The jury trial of Brinelle Nabors — the Racine Police officer accused of using excessive force against a Park High School student in 2015 — is set to.

Videos in 2015 Park High School incident that prompted lawsuit released  Journal Times

RACINE — The Journal Times has obtained a pair of videos that show portions of a 2015 incident at the center of a lawsuit brought last month by a former Park ...

Racine is where Taylor's heart remains | Prep Sports  Journal Times

RACINE — One would never guess Gordon Taylor, a man who can offer a rare personal glimpse into a bygone era of Racine's rich sports heritage, will turn 95 ...

Peter Jackel: Park's wrestling program on the rise  Journal Times

Times have changed and it's so much more difficult to be a high school wrestling coach in Racine than it used to be.

Teen reportedly left in ditch for 40 minutes after fatal hit-and-run  Journal Times

RACINE — Assistant District Attorney Micha Schwab called the actions of Johnny Lee Taylor Sr. — the 71-year-old Kenosha man who has been charged in the ...

High school girls: Freshmen lead Park soccer to 5-0 win  Journal Times

The kids were more than alright for the Park High School girls soccer team on Thursday.

Hernandez named Park football coach | Prep Sports |  Journal Times

RACINE — Bryan Shredl was delighted that Danny Hernandez, his friend and former Carthage College teammate, was named coach of the Park High School ...

High schools: Promising start for Case football fizzles away in loss  Journal Times

A promising start for the Case High School football team quickly fizzled away on Friday night at Oak Creek.

Class Reunions | A+ |  Journal Times

Case, Park and Horlick High schools class of 1968.

Park High grad looks to a future as a medical examiner  Journal Times

RACINE — Television has been known to turn kids' brains to mush. It seems to have had the opposite effect on Zola Peterson.

Park High School Graduates | A+ |  Journal Times

RACINE — Candidates for graduation at Park High School are: Hector Aguero, Moriah Aguilar, Lesly Alcantar, Laqueena Alexis, Awniah Ali, Abbel Anderson, ...

High schools: Horlick's swimming depth too deep for Park in SEC win  Journal Times

The Horlick High School boys swimming and diving team won just four events against Park Tuesday, but the Rebels' depth made the difference in a Southeast ...

Girls basketball roundup: Lutheran's Strande reaches scoring milestone  Journal Times

It's only two games into the Racine Lutheran high school girls basketball season and Caroline Strande has already made some history.

All-Racine County Girls Swimming & Diving | Prep Sports  Journal Times

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR McKenzie Sanchez, Case.

Girls basketball: Horlick's Pitrof helps keep Rebels undefeated  Journal Times

Olivia Pitrof's impressive streak continues. The junior forward for the Horlick High School girls basketball team added another double-double to her season stats ...

All-County Boys Volleyball: Burlington dominates first team selections  Journal Times

There are just two repeat performers on this year's All-Racine County high school boys volleyball team, but they are familiar names to fans of the sport.

High school football Week 4: Racine Lutheran, Martin Luther showdown should be a classic  Journal Times

This one promises to be a classic. It certainly was last season, when the Racine Lutheran High School football team held off Martin Luther 34-31 in a Metro ...

Three injured, including two teens, after crash at West and Wright  Journal Times

RACINE — Three people, including two teens, were taken to the hospital after a crash Thursday involving three vehicles at West Boulevard and Wright Avenue.

Dorothy P. Winkler | Obituaries |  Journal Times

May 10, 1928—February 8, 2019. BURLINGTON—Dorothy P. Winkler, 90, of Burlington, passed away Friday, February 8, 2019 at Oak Park Place.

Everything you need to know about Saturday's Racine Rotary Post Prom  Journal Times

RACINE — Each year, Racine's Post Prom draws a huge crowd to Downtown Racine where parents, family and friends gather to watch high school students and ...

High schools: Burlington wrestlers flex muscle at Slinger Invitational  Journal Times

The Burlington High School wrestling team showcased its talent Saturday morning at the Slinger Invitational.

High school wrestling preview: Racine County teams feature top-notch quality  Journal Times

Racine County high school wrestling teams are thick with talent this season.

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