January 22, 2017
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Kenosha artists, art organizations receive honorsKENOSHA NEWS STAFF

Five artists and arts organizations will receive Awards of Excellence this month from the city of Kenosha’s Commission on the Arts.

A reception honoring the winners will be held Wednesday at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. The event begins with networking at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, though reservations are required.

100 years ago: The creation of Nash Motors Co.BY DIANE GILES

One hundred years ago this year, two guys named Charlie met at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago to hammer out a deal. The outcome was part of automotive history — and Kenosha history, too.

Charles Jeffery had been at the helm of Jeffery Motors since the death of his father, Thomas, six years prior.

Fix It: Off-ooad driving on Simmons IslandBY BRIAN PASSINO

Today’s problem: Off-road driving on Simmons Island Park, one of the jewels of the City of Kenosha’s lakefront park areas.

Fix It has noticed that over the past couple of years vehicles are leaving the roadway near the park entrance, at the beach and on the hill areas and tearing up the grass and sand. You know, like it’s their own personal muddin’ track. Lately, this has become a constant problem. On a recent drive on the island, Fix It saw several areas of damage.

Snapshot: Managing the Blood Center of WisconsinBY BILL SIEL

Aaron Deno has to balance many abilities while supervising Kenosha’s Blood Center of Wisconsin facility at 8064 39th Ave. plus the location in Racine — and that’s fine with him.

“I’ve always had a very strong predisposition for science and problem solving,” Deno said. “I get great fulfillment out of it.”

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