From the Journal Times of Racine, Wisconsin: Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill legalizing cannabidiol, or CBD, which has reportedly been shown to work for children in Colorado. It was illegal in Wisconsin because it contains a small amount of THC ...
Marie Susan Norman, daughter of Gilbert John and Thelma Marie Melcher Bell, was born, August 14, 1942 in Racine, Wisconsin. She departed this life, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of seventy-one years ...
RACINE — Racine Police Officer Kristy Walls is going over ... s Miller Park in July as a way to raise money for Special Olympics athletes from Southeastern Wisconsin. The pair have signed up for Over the Edge, a Special Olympics Wisconsin fundraising ...
Lewis doesn’t work for the school or even for Racine Unified. Rather ... large-scale effort to “turn around” Knapp and Goodland because the schools are among Wisconsin’s lowest performers. This turnaround effort — and Cambridge’s work in ...
Neal Kedzie, R-Elkhorn, announced Thursday he is seeking re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate's 11th District seat. Kedzie currently represents the district, which includes portions of Walworth, Rock, Jefferson, Waukesha, Kenosha and Racine counties.
Racine, WI is located on Lake Michigan, at the mouth of the Root River approximately 30 miles (50km) south of Milwaukee and 60 miles (100km) north of Chicago, IL. racinewi
The first permanent settlement here was established in 1834 as Port Gilbert. Later Racine was incorporated as a city on the 8th of August in 1848.
Improvement of the harbor in 1844 and the coming of the railroad in 1855 brought industrial growth to the city. Racine is a port of entry, and its manufactures include farm machinery, processed foods, automobile parts, machine tools, floor wax, and electrical equipment.The city has been a major industral center for much of its history and the Gateway Technical Institute is also located in Racine.
Winter in Wisconsin and Racine brings snow, colder temperatures and an abundance of outdoor activities from sledding to ice skating to hockey. January and February are the coldest months, with some days dropping below zero. On average, however, Racine's winter's are moderate, with temperatures fluctuating between the teens, twenties and thirties. Snowfall varies, though the average accumulation is ten inches per month.
Racine has many architectural interests. Three buildings in Racine were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The reliefs on the county courthouse were designed by Carl Milles. Of note also are the cream city brick houses throughout the city.
The Gothic-style buildings of the DeKoven Centeroriginally housed Racine College, an Episcopal preparatory school for boys founded in 1852. Today, the campus continues to host a variety of activities, including: retreats, conferences, recreation events, weddings, picnics, business seminars and luncheons.
The Racine Zoological Gardenslocated on the north side of downtown covering 32 acres, the Zoo is home to over 250 animals representing 76 species including lions, wolves, rhinos, orangutans, kangaroos and more.
The main building at the zoo was built between 1936 and 1939 and is still the focal point of the Zoo. Here you can see the big cats up close and watch the orangutans swinging from rope trapezes. After a major renovation effort in 1994, the animals' enclosures were enhanced by building display areas resembling natural habitat surroundings.
The Wind Point Lighthouse
The Lake Michigan shoreline along Racine has much to offer with scenic vistas from Cliffside Park, North Beach offering cool relief in the summer and Festival Hall overlooking the Harbor . Many festivals and events are held on the shoreline each year. Lake Michigan truely is a wonder and a focal point of life in Racine.
Winding through the city and emptying into Lake Michigan at the harbor is the Root River. Along the Root River are a series of parks and trails accessible to the public. Rapids drive was named for the area of the river where the dam now stands and even today in times of high water, kayakers can find class III rapids about a quarter mile down river from the dam near Quarry Lake Park. Great fishing can be found near Horlick Dam and Lincoln and Island parks. The Root River is a great draw for hikers, fishermen and kayakers.