While lightning late Thursday night might have put a scare in some visitors to this year’s Country Thunder celebration, hardly anything will stop one Kenoshan from being there. Not even duty with the U.S. Army. Sgt. Blake Buchanan, 26, scheduled his two-week leave from his tour in Afghanistan to rock out at the four-day music festival.
The questions were endless before the famous movie star took the stage with Modern West, his country band that most in the audience didn’t know existed. Some even preemptively compared Costner’s presence at the festival to Jessica Simpson, who performed two years ago to many disappointed patrons who said she didn’t “fit” with the rest of the lineup.
One year sober from a crack cocaine addiction, Linda Soto said she wants to start over. But her dreams to repair holes in the living room ceiling and window screens, to patch up the splotchy, mismatched colored walls and to replace the scratched wood floor and worn-out secondhand furniture are on hold once again.
Nursing home administrators claim it is the federal ranking system that’s to blame for painting facilities in a negative light — including in Kenosha, where half of Medicare-certified nursing homes are deemed below average and well-below average.
As a result of the November 2009 search, police found a “world” of pornography, including more than 100 DVDs of child erotica and images of children in sexual poses that covered his walls, cupboards and shelves, the criminal complaint says. If convicted, Kevin Derks faces up to 500 years in prison.
Amid national and state issues facing the federally funded preschool program, the Kenosha Unified School District will increase the number of locations to eight next year, and officials say a local study shows the Unified program’s benefi ts are longer lasting than the national trend suggests.
“You missed a comma in the ‘1,000,’” 10-year-old Zachary Morris of Kenosha scolds his teachers while scanning a Braille text. Proofreading — check. Then the blind fourth-grader spells a word aloud as he zips his fi ngers across the bumpy page. “M-E-A-N-D-E-R. Is that meander? Is it like ambling?” Spelling, reading comprehension — check, check. Morris will put those three skill requirements to the test June 25-26 at the National Braille Challenge in Los Angeles.