April 28, 2017
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Homeroom: Bristol students go ‘gaga’ over new gameBY JILL TATGE-ROZELL

There’s a new game on the Bristol School playground that school kids are going “gaga” over.

Played with a soft foam ball, gaga ball is a mix of dodgeball and four-square, played in an octagonal enclosure. The Bristol School PTA hired Scherrer Construction to make two of the pits, as they are officially called.

Potholes plague northside access roadBY BRIAN PASSINO

Today’s problem: Karl Atanasoff wrote, “I just saw someone damage their tire. (The) holes are huge and getting worse daily. They filled in (potholes) with white rock last time we talked, which lasted about three days.”

Atanasoff is referring to a roadway just west of 27th Avenue and just south of 18th Street. It runs east-west, past Taco Bell to the north and a vacant lot to the south. It eventually intersects the parking area for the Glenwood Crossings shopping center at a two-way stop. Atanasoff wrote, “I understand potholes are part of every spring but these however have been there for YEARS and are numerous as well as dangerous.”

Community Connection: Special Olympics - Southeastern RegionBY MELINDA TICHELAAR

This week’s featured organization is Special Olympics Wisconsin - Southeastern Region. Southeastern Regional Director of Development Brittany Neukirchen provided the answers.

Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy while participating in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Kenosha man finds his niche in aikidoBY BRIAN PASSINO

Steve Miller is an aikido instructor at the Kenosha Aikikai Aikido dojo, 5016 Seventh Ave.

Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba in the late 1920s. Kenosha Aikikai also offers training in aido, a traditional Japanese sword art, tai chi and a meditation session.

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