Last week's question: What was manufactured at Kenosha's Vincent-McCall Co.?
Answer: Over the 60-plus years the company and its predecessors were in business, they manufactured bedsprings, furniture manufacturers’ supplies, automobile seats, steel cots, couches and even lawn furniture.
Last week’s question: What Metropolitan Opera star performed at the high school (Reuther) auditorium in Kenosha on Oct. 29, 1949?
Answer: Her name was Risë Stevens. She arrived at the Northwestern train depot four days earlier on Oct. 25.
Last week’s question: Where can you find a plaque commemorating the 2 millionth square yard of concrete street paving in Kenosha?
This week’s mystery: You can find the bronze plaque in the middle of 25th Street, just east of 17th Avenue.
Last week’s question: What local church held services in a tent in 1923 until the tent blew down?
Answer: First Christian Church held meetings in a borrowed tent set up on a lot where Reuther High School sits today. Last weekend the church celebrated its 90th anniversary.
Last week’s question was a photo quiz, asking the name of the Somers farm where the Eli G. Runal family built their homestead, including the home tagged “The House of the Seven Gables.”
Answer: It was the Willowbrook Farm. The name may have been lost forever in obscurity if not for the health-care facility that took its name in the early part of the 20th century: Willowbrook Sanatorium.
Last week’s question: As a child, Mrs. Kate Wheeler was witness to a federal crime. What was the crime?
Answer: Aiding a fugitive slave, which was illegal after the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law was passed by Congress.
Last week’s question: What was the original name of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church in Kenosha?
Answer: St. Mark Church was the name originally bestowed on the parish when it was founded in 1844 as the first Catholic church in Southport, later known as Kenosha.
Last week’s question: Who was chosen Miss Kenosha 1944?
Answer: Kenosha native Constance “Connie” Pilligor, who was 15 at the time. But she never received a crown — or even a tiny tiara — when she was chosen Miss Kenosha on Aug. 24, 1944.
Last week’s question: How many of the seven schools represented in the 1913 play festival outdoor pageant are still in operation today?
Answer: Only one: Frank Elementary School, which is 119 years old. The other six elementaries — Columbus, Deming, Durkee, Gillett, Weiskopf and (the original) Bain — are all out of commission.
Last week’s question: What was Ruth Harman’s cargo when she made a round-trip flight from Kenosha to Milwaukee on Feb. 11, 1935?
Answer: True romantics think about chocolate as Valentine’s Day approaches, and the needs of those romantic types is what local shop owner Jack Andrea had in mind when he hired Kenosha’s own female aviator Ruth Harman in 1935.
Last week’s question: Where was the Lake house located in Kenosha?
Answer: One might guess the Lake house was overlooking Lake Michigan. But the home got its name from its owner, Southport pioneer Jared Lake, and not by its location.
RACINE — Alligators, crocodiles, venomous snakes and other poisonous reptiles do not make good pets. Period.
The junior class at Harborside Academy takes its food seriously.
A suspicious vehicle found inside a secure area of the Kenosha Regional Airport brought out most of the county’s hazardous materials response units Thursday.
Congratulations, Kenosha! You’re a six-figure town.
In the scheme of political scandals, Kenosha’s case of the glued door lock is no Watergate.
The Kenosha Police and Fire Commission received a complaint on Tuesday from a man who said he sustained multiple injuries during his arrest due to officers using excessive force.
Gateway Technical College invites members of the public — and business leaders, specifically — to help provide direction on the type of job skills training that should be offered by the college in the near future.
Charges have been filed against a woman believed to have stolen more than $170,000 from the cemetery where she worked from 2006 to 2009.
Today’s problem: Deterioration and disrepair of equipment deterred parents, families from bringing kids to the lakefront playground popularly known as “Tot’s Park,”
The two men shot in last week’s home invasion are lucky to be alive, prosecutors said. Both were shot in the head or face at close range.
Paul Ryan is reportedly working on adding another title to his resume: author.
The couple accused of starving and neglecting horses on their Pleasant Prairie farm are headed for a hearing, despite not yet hiring an attorney.
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — For the 10th year in a row, hydroplanes will race at Lake Andrea over the Memorial Day weekend.
Lamarkous D. Washington, one of two suspects in the attempted murders of two men last week in Kenosha, was arrested Wednesday night in the Milwaukee area and was being transported to the Kenosha County Jail.
A bipartisan effort in Madison is helping Kenosha County maintain programs for struggling families and children.
SOMERS — Employers and job seekers tried to mesh needs with skills Wednesday at a state-sponsored exposition at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Somers Elementary students spent a weekend afternoon with community members cleaning up a local park as part of a service and community-based learning project.
A driver who was taken to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa by Flight For Life on Friday said he felt a seizure come on and tried to pull over before ultimately crashing and rolling his vehicle.
A man charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl told said he was a Navy SEAL, according to police, and that his kisses were just helping her for when she has boyfriends.
KENOSHA — Organist Charles Bonow will present his festival worship service concert, "Our Life In Christ," this weekend.
While many people have plans for travel and family gatherings for the Memorial Day weekend, others will be concentrating on the reason for the long weekend — remembrance of those who fought and died for the country.
Looking to celebrate this holiday weekend? Pack a sweater.
A repair project at the Kenosha County Administration Building will move forward this summer after a vote by the County Board.
If I go to bed hungry, it’s my choice.