KUSD Downsizing Recommendations to be Revealed; 'Magic at Muni' Holiday Display & Light Show to Open Friday

Nov. 28, 2023 6:15p

From WGTD News:

The final recommendations of a committee that's been studying various options for school downsizing and consolidation is expected to present their final recommendations Wednesday night. The meeting will be held in the auditorium at Reuther beginning at 5:30. The session can also be viewed on the district's YouTube channel. The school board is expected to make the final decisions next month. Several options were laid out earlier this month. One scenario calls for the establishment of a new K-through-8 school that would combine Washington Middle School with the Edward Bain School of Language and Art. Under that option, four elementary schools would close: Grant, Jefferson, McKinley and Vernon.

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There's a new holiday event to add to the list of family-friendly activities in Kenosha: "Magic at Muni." The city has organized light shows and holiday displays that run a-third of a mile through the Washington Municipal Golf Course. The festival is open every Friday through Sunday from four to nine, starting this Friday. It's free. While the entire path is not A-D-A accessible, all of the displays can be viewed from the portions of the trail that are. City officials say they're working on a plan for next year to allow people who have a tough time getting around to use golf carts. There's one other feature of "Magic at Muni." The golf course's clubhouse will be open and decorated, with hot dogs, hot chocolate, cookies and chips available for purchase. 

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A couple of bars in Racine's Uptown that were accused of violating various liquor laws survived a scrutiny by the city's Public Safety and Licensing Committee Monday night. The owner of the Sports Pub apologized and said a manager had been fired. The manager reportedly refused entry to police officers who had wanted to perform a tavern inspection. Also up for review was a tavern called the "Fifteen-Eighteen." The bar was accused of various infractions, including allowing outside parties to operate a business out of the bar and operating after closing. The owner was ordered to participate in a follow-up meeting with city officials.

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Some personnel changes in Walworth County government has had a domino effect. Clerk of Courts Kristina Secord recently moved over to the sheriff's department to service as a business office supervisor. Register of Deeds Michelle Jacobs was recently appointed by the county's judges to fill the Clerk of Courts vacancy. That has led to a notice from Gov. Evers' office indicating that they're accepting applications for the Register of Deeds position. Evers will appoint a replacement. The deadline for applying is a week from Friday.

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