Whether it is because Italian families historically accounted for a strong segment of Kenosha’s early population, or because we just find the combined textures and flavors of melted cheese, savory sauce and oven-crisp crust irresistible, pizza has long played a dominant role in Kenosha’s culinary scene.
A curious Kenosha News reader had a thought about coffee:
“I guess I am too frequent a customer,” wrote Pete Wicklund. “And maybe I'm spoiled. But five Starbucks along or just off Highway 50? Yet we have nothing along Highway 31 between Highway 158 and Washington Road?”
How can that be, Wicklund wonders.
Joseph Vigneri leads a tour through the Rhode Center for the Art, far above the stage in the fly loft. ( KENOSHA NEWS PHOTO BY BILL SIEL )
A door unexpectedly slams shut, papers fly off a desk, something seems to whisper in your ear, the lights flicker on and off. Do you blame ghosts or chalk it up to a sudden gust of wind, or maybe even that extra glass of wine?
Over the years, people have reported “unsettling” experiences at some of Kenosha’s oldest and best-preserved buildings.
Some of the first Curious Kenosha requests came from readers asking us to explain the unexplainable. Here’s our investigation, just in time for Halloween. We recommend you read this with the lights on.
Stacks of ash trees removed from Petrifying Springs Park. The emerald ash borer has devastated the ash tree population in Kenosha County. ( KENOSHA NEWS FILE PHOTO BY KEVIN POIRIER )
Leaves aren’t the only things falling from trees these days.
City workers removed about 500 ash trees this year, with more than 3,000 others scheduled to be taken down in the future among concerns over falling branches, limbs and other debris, according to city forester Dirk Nelson. The emerald ash borer is to blame for this mess and the extensive cleanup project needed to remove the area’s entire ash population.
The Kenosha News looked into this issue after a question about ash trees received the most votes in a Curious Kenosha voting round. The question, asked by an anonymous user, was:
Kenosha County East End Parks Supervisor Joe Ranchel shows Mary Beth Drechsler, of Kenosha, the spring Petrifying Springs County Park is named after. She is the first person to get her question answered by the Kenosha News Curious Kenosha team. ( KEVIN POIRIER )