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January 6, 2017 by Lois Bertelson Langdon (Register to contact)

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Video shows two women roughly handle, pour liquid on man at group home  Journal Times

RACINE — A video surfaced online Friday showing two women outside a local group home facility appearing to roughly handle a man, dump a liquid on his face ...

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 ...

Police: Shots fired reports put Racine Park High School under lockdown — twice  WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee

RACINE -- Racine Park High School was on lockdown twice on Wednesday, Feb. 6 after reports of gunshots fired in the area. Authorities say the latest lockdown ...

Jean L. Ketarkus (nee: Johnson) | Obituaries |  Journal Times

(nee: Johnson). I was born in Racine, Wisc. November 16, 1923, to Marie and Edgar Johnson and preceded in death by my husband, Joseph Ketarkus, Sr., son ...

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.

Edward 'Bucky' Hanson | Obituaries |  Journal Times

July 21, 1930—April 8, 2019. LAKE BLUFF, IL—Edward (Bucky) Hanson, 88, formerly of Racine, passed away at Lake Forest Hospital in Lake Forest, IL on ...

Leonard W. Jensen | Obituaries |  Journal Times

Leonard W. Jensen. April 5, 1920—April 4, 2019. RACINE—Leonard W. Jensen, 98, died peacefully on April 4, 2019. Leonard was born on April 5, 1920, the ...

Vera V. Gorog (Nee: Bonini) | Obituaries |  Journal Times

RACINE—Vera Vivian Gorog, age 98, passed away peacefully at St. Monica's Senior Living.

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 ...

Paul Robert Schmidt | Obituaries |  Journal Times

Paul Robert Schmidt. February 25, 1947—April 1, 2019. WAUKESHA—Paul Robert Schmidt of Waukesha, formerly of Racine passed away at home on April 1, ...

Teens charged in shooting connected to Racine Park High School lockdowns

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 ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

Hitting all the right notes; Racine Unified musicians perform Saturday  Journal Times

RACINE — All five groups of young Racine Unified musicians that performed Saturday for Wisconsin School Music Association judges received top marks.

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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

School Notes: Park Theatre to put on 'Addams Family'  Journal Times

RACINE — Park High School students will put on four performances of “The Addams Family” this weekend. That lovable family of creepy kooks is alive and well ...

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.

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.

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.

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

Case's JaKobe Thompson drives to the basket against Park's Richie Warren during the Panthers' 83-62 Southeast Conference win on Friday at Park High ...

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 ...

In Photos: Park boys basketball falls to Franklin  Journal Times

Park's Nobal Days, left, and Richie Warren, right, guard Franklin's Ron Wilson during the Panthers' 56-43 Southeast Conference loss on Thursday at Park High ...

High school basketball: Park boys avenge only SEC loss, beat Indian Trail 64-59  Journal Times

For the seniors on the Park High School boys basketball team, Dec. 7, 2018, just might have been their wake-up call.

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 ...

Graduation rates improve at Case, Horlick, Park | Local News  Journal Times

RACINE — Students in the class of 2018 across the state graduated at higher rates than previous classes. Racine Unified rates fell slightly overall but increased ...

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.

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 ...

Boys basketball: Park takes care of business | Prep Sports  Journal Times

RACINE — The drama in this one was confined to when 6-foot-9 reserve center Malachi Alexander drained a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left.

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 schools: Case, Park dominate indoor track meet  Journal Times

The Case and Park high school boys track and field teams got the spring prep season off to a flying start Tuesday.

Boys basketball: Park to honor Owens on Wednesday  Journal Times

This won't be just another city showdown for Jim Betker.

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.

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 ...

In Photos: High school girls track season off and running  Journal Times

Katie Jester of The Prairie School runs in the 55-meter high hurdles race during a girls track and field meet Thursday at Park High School. Jester finished third in ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

IN PHOTOS: Park boys beat Kenosha Tremper in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal  Journal Times

Park High School senior guard Larry Canady shoots a 3-pointer over Kenosha Tremper junior guard Jyon Young during the Panthers' 69-51 victory over the ...

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 ...

High schools: Case boys basketball gets back on winning track  Journal Times

It was the kind of performance Jake Berce wanted to see heading into the postseason.

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.

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:

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 ...

Out on the Town: WSMA Concert Music Festival  Journal Times

Students from area schools participated in a Wisconsin School Music Association-sanctioned Concert Music Festival on Saturday at Park High School.

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.

Boys basketball preview: Talented Park gearing up for another run  Journal Times

A group of super seniors are poised for one more run at 1901 12th St.

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 ...

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 ...

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 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.

High school swimming: Case divers McCray, Hanna qualify for state meet  Journal Times

Azaan McCray and Jarek Hanna are maintaining Racine's strong tradition in high school diving.

Boys basketball: County boys teams face stiff playoff challenges  Journal Times

Without almost no exceptions, the 10 Racine County boys basketball teams face a brutal test in their respective WIAA regionals next Tuesday through Saturday.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

High school basketball: Canady takes over in Park's 83-62 win over Case  Journal Times

Playing the Case High School boys basketball team apparently brings out the best in Larry Canady.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

All photos by ADAM ROGAN,

Wrestling: Park's Bolton likes where wrestling is taking him  Journal Times

RACINE — As a fifth grader at Frank Elementary School in Kenosha, a bored Dashawn Bolton put pencil to paper one day and started drawing a snake in rich ...

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 ...

Basketball: Park's Days likely to stick with Tulane, despite Dunleavy firing  Journal Times

It appears likely Nobal Days will remain committed to Tulane University after the dismissal of the coach who recruited him.

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 ...

Mother grateful to community after daughter's seizure at parade  Journal Times

RACINE — A Racine mother is thanking the community for its quick action after her daughter had a seizure during Wednesday's Fourth Fest parade.

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 ...

Top stories of 2018 — No. 6: Police controversies | Local News  Journal Times

RACINE COUNTY — A police sergeant was accused of sexual assault on the job, a sheriff's lieutenant was accused of stealing money from a dead man, and ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

Boys basketball: Milton becomes Horlick's all-time leading boys scorer  Journal Times

Coming off a 53-point performance last Friday night, Marquise Milton was obviously going to draw extra scrutiny on Tuesday night.

High schools: Case divers make splash at Racine Invitational  Journal Times

The Case High School divers were on their game on Saturday.

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 basketball: Horlick pulls off monumental upset in Division 1 regional final  Journal Times

Jason Treutelaar referenced the David and Goliath story Saturday night with his players and challenged them to take a stone out of their bag, put it into a sling ...

Girls track & field: Case finishes second in first meet of season  Journal Times

Four Racine County girls track and field teams started their seasons on Thursday night in a five-team meet at Park High School. Case had the best finish of the ...

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.

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, ...

Track and field: Mar. 13, 2019 | Prep Sports |  Journal Times

Horlick's Javvion Vinson flies by Case's Jeremy Freeman as they compete in the 400-meter dash during an indoor track meet Tuesday evening, March 12, 2019, ...

Wrestling: Healthy Burlington makes statement at regional meet  Journal Times

An already impressive Burlington High School wrestling team finally had health on its side Saturday.

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.

Wrestling: Burlington wins second straight Southern Lakes championship  Journal Times

During the season, it won all seven Southern Lakes Conference dual meets.

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.

Havn, Hatcher square off for trustee in Mount Pleasant  Journal Times

MOUNT PLEASANT — After crowded fields in Village Board elections in recent years, many were waiting at filing deadline in January to see which incumbent ...

Man charged in fatal hit-and-run pleads not guilty  Journal Times

RACINE — A Kenosha man charged in the fatal hit-and-run crash that killed an area teen pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday.

Racine Unified graduation times and dates 2018  Racine County Eye

This weekend is the big one as students attending Racine Unified Schools will receive their diplomas. Here's when and where those big moments will happen:.

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.

Sports Hall of Fame: Riekoff willed Park to track and field success  Journal Times

Harvey Riekoff wants people to understand he is not the man he used to be.

High schools: Waterford's Halter back to his winning ways in wrestling  Journal Times

The best was back in action for the Waterford High School wrestling team Saturday afternoon.

Park alumni inducted into Hall of Fame | A+ |  Journal Times

RACINE — Three Park High School alumni were inducted into the school's Hall of Fame this year.

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.

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 ...

Junior ROTC coming to Park High School | Local News  Journal Times

RACINE — Racine Unified high school students interested in military *service* will have the chance to experience life as an Army cadet next year when Park High ...

Racine loses 'one of the good guys,' musician Roy Edwards dead at 65  Journal Times

RACINE — A cornerstone of Racine's music scene is gone.

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.

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.

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