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Village President Agrees Not To Extend Harassment Restraining Order, Cites First Amendment Rights

Rita Bucur, the Village President of Salem Lakes agreed in court today not to extend a harassment restraining order against village resident Dee Grubb. The harassment restraining order was signed on July 10, 2024. Today’s hearing was set to extend the order by four years. The gallery was filled with nearly a dozen of Bucur’s supporters. Grubb, a 51-year-old Salem Lakes resident who was furious with the village board after they refused to take action on a multitude of demands, hired a

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Village President Agrees Not To Extend Harassment Restraining Order, Cites First Amendment Rights

Rita Bucur, the Village President of Salem Lakes agreed in court today not to extend a harassment restraining order against village resident Dee Grubb. The harassment restraining order was signed on July 10, 2024. Today’s hearing was set to extend the order by four years. The gallery was filled with nearly a dozen of Bucur’s supporters. Grubb, a 51-year-old Salem Lakes resident who was furious with the village board after they refused to take action on a multitude of demands, hired a Milwaukee based attorney to represent her. In a communication on social media, Grubb said that the restraining order would be “devastating to her charity work with foster children and the special Olympics.” This seemed to cause Bucur to show Grubb some mercy. According to Bucur’s attorney, Xavier Solis, a stipulation,

Seven Applicants Apply For Vacant Kenosha County Board Seat, 5th District

Seven residents applied for appointment to the vacant 5th District Kenosha County Board seat, County Board Chairman Monica M. Yuhas announced today. The close of business on Monday, July 22, was the deadline for interested individuals to apply for the appointment. The seven applicants, in alphabetical order, are: David Arrington (D) – Special Educational Teacher, IL – Former County Board Member, Lost By a Large Margin just three months ago James Kendall – 29-Year Retired Kenosha Police Detective, Kenosha Police Union Board Executive Committee Patrick Melman – Deputy Warden, Racine Correctional Institution William Merritt – Physician Assistant, Zenith Health Care, Part Owner, Modern Apothecary Jason Ottum – Associate Director, Cyber Security Julia Robinson (D) – Former Alderman, Former Board of Health President, Kenosha County (Fought to keep businesses and schools

Drug-Using Counselor Out On Bail For Allegedly Operating A Firearm While Drunk, Sends KCE 18 Bizarre Emails Starting at 1:00 A.M.

A former foster mom is not happy that KCE wrote an article about her recent arrest and criminal case. So upset, in fact, that she began emailing KCE at 12:57 am on Saturday, July 20, 2024. Jacqueline Covelli-Niccolai, 37, of Kenosha, sent KCE Editor Kevin Mathewson 14 emails in a 3-hour period containing bizarre, questionable, concerning, and explicit emails. Niccolai went on about how a Kenosha nail bar “fucked up” her finger nails and they look “really bad.” This particular email came with a photo. She then told KCE about medication she was taking, pot holes in the city, unwanted hairs on her chin because of menopause, high gas prices, the increasing fees for streaming services, the fact that she doesn’t pay her water bill. She referred to Mathewson as

Lainey Wilson Headlines County Thunder Wisconsin On Friday: Photos

On Friday night, Lainey Wilson took to the stage at Country Thunder Wisconsin in Twin Lakes as Friday night’s headliner. The 32-year-old county music artist and actress took the stage at 10:00 pm and played more than a dozen songs for many thousands of fans. According to Wilson’s website: GRAMMY® -award-winning and multi-PLATINUM singer songwriter and actress Lainey Wilson has garnered enthusiasm across industries. With her first-ever GRAMMY® win for “Best Country Album,” and as the reigning CMA and ACM “Entertainer of the Year,” Wilson is one of the very few artists to ever win “Country Album of The Year,” at the CMA’s, ACM’s and GRAMMY®’s. From being named “Female Country Artist of The Year” at the 2024 People’s Choice Awards and taking home “County Song of the Year” with

Seven Applicants Apply For Vacant Kenosha County Board Seat, 5th District

Seven residents applied for appointment to the vacant 5th District Kenosha County Board seat, County Board Chairman Monica M. Yuhas announced today. The close of business on Monday, July 22, was the deadline for interested individuals to apply for the appointment. The seven applicants, in alphabetical order, are: David Arrington (D) – Special Educational Teacher, IL – Former County Board Member, Lost By a Large Margin just three months ago James Kendall – 29-Year Retired Kenosha Police Detective, Kenosha Police Union Board Executive Committee Patrick Melman – Deputy Warden, Racine Correctional Institution William Merritt – Physician Assistant, Zenith Health Care, Part Owner, Modern Apothecary Jason Ottum – Associate Director, Cyber Security Julia Robinson (D) – Former Alderman, Former Board of Health President, Kenosha County (Fought to keep businesses and schools

Drug-Using Counselor Out On Bail For Allegedly Operating A Firearm While Drunk, Sends KCE 18 Bizarre Emails Starting at 1:00 A.M.

A former foster mom is not happy that KCE wrote an article about her recent arrest and criminal case. So upset, in fact, that she began emailing KCE at 12:57 am on Saturday, July 20, 2024. Jacqueline Covelli-Niccolai, 37, of Kenosha, sent KCE Editor Kevin Mathewson 14 emails in a 3-hour period containing bizarre, questionable, concerning, and explicit emails. Niccolai went on about how a Kenosha nail bar “fucked up” her finger nails and they look “really bad.” This particular email came with a photo. She then told KCE about medication she was taking, pot holes in the city, unwanted hairs on her chin because of menopause, high gas prices, the increasing fees for streaming services, the fact that she doesn’t pay her water bill. She referred to Mathewson as

Lainey Wilson Headlines County Thunder Wisconsin On Friday: Photos

On Friday night, Lainey Wilson took to the stage at Country Thunder Wisconsin in Twin Lakes as Friday night’s headliner. The 32-year-old county music artist and actress took the stage at 10:00 pm and played more than a dozen songs for many thousands of fans. According to Wilson’s website: GRAMMY® -award-winning and multi-PLATINUM singer songwriter and actress Lainey Wilson has garnered enthusiasm across industries. With her first-ever GRAMMY® win for “Best Country Album,” and as the reigning CMA and ACM “Entertainer of the Year,” Wilson is one of the very few artists to ever win “Country Album of The Year,” at the CMA’s, ACM’s and GRAMMY®’s. From being named “Female Country Artist of The Year” at the 2024 People’s Choice Awards and taking home “County Song of the Year” with

Apple Holler Kicks Off Early Apple Picking Season Amid “Tropical Wisconsin Weather”

Sturtevant, WI, July 19, 2024 – Apple Holler, the beloved orchard and family farm, announces an exceptionally early start to its apple picking season, thanks to unprecedented “tropical Wisconsin weather conditions”, a mild winter, and a warmer spring than usual. This year, visitors can begin their apple-picking adventures almost two weeks earlier than normal. The season commenced with the harvesting of the crisp Lodi apple. In the coming weeks, apple enthusiasts can look forward to picking Jersey Mac, Viking, and Pristine apples as they ripen to perfection. “We’re thrilled to welcome visitors earlier this year,” said Dave Flannery, owner of Apple Holler. “The unique weather patterns have blessed us with an abundant and early crop, allowing families to start creating their apple-picking memories sooner than ever.” Apple picking is available

Fired KUSD Grooming Teacher Has Trial Set For 22 Counts Of Disorderly Conduct

A fired Kenosha Unified School district teacher, who was fired for grooming a 12-14 year-old student, will face trial on April 21, 2025. He stands accused of 22 counts of disorderly conduct. That is, if the defenses upcoming motions to dismiss are denied. Defense Attorney David Luczak told the court today that he would be filing a motion to dismiss that will be heard on September 23, 2024 at 3:00 pm. The motion must be submitted by August 9, 2024 and the State must respond by September 6, 2024. Luczak told the court that there are “constitutional issues” in this case, although he didn’t elaborate on which part of the constitution allows an adult teacher to “groom a student for sex” as was alleged by the minor victim’s lawyers. Kenosha

Indian Trail High School Employee Allowed To Resign During Sexual Assault Allegations, Later Charged With Very Serious Sex Crimes At Another School

Jamill E. Sanders, 36, of Racine, was allowed to resign from the Kenosha Unified School District on May 13, 2022 as an “Educational Support Professional.” While he resigned, he was under investigation from the Kenosha Unified School District for alleged sexual misconduct. He was allowed to resign by KUSD’s HR Director Kevin Neir and William Haithcock, Chief of School Leadership. The district didn’t designate the resignation as “resignation during investigation” or “resignation in lieu of termination” – simply “resignation.” Neir wrote in a March 24, 2022, email “You’re being placed on paid administrative leave effective Friday, March 25th, 2022. While on paid administrative leave, an investigation will commence which will review the events that happened on March 22nd, 2022 while you were monitoring in-school suspension.” According to Sanders’ personnel file,

Fired Teacher and Accused Pedophile Calls Police Many Times On Neighbors Who Call Him “Pedophile” And “Perv”: Videos

A Kenosha teacher who was recently fired and charged with 22 criminal counts for allegedly grooming a 12-14 year-old child for sex, has called Kenosha Police three times lately for what he calls “harassment.” Christian Enwright is also being sued by his victim’s parents for “grooming [Holly] for sex.” Enwright called police on May 18, 2024, June 9, 2024 and again on June 10, 2024 to report neighbors and passerby’s driving by and calling him a pedophile and “perv.” Enwright says that he felt scared for the safety of his newborn. His wife Leah, a former teacher at KTEC who recently resigned from the school district is “standing by her man” literally and figuratively. Leah accused Holly and this publication of lying about the accusations that Christian groomed a 12-14

Kenosha Area Leaders React To Trump Assassination Attempt

Yesterday, July 13, 2024, was an historic day in the United States. A 20-year-old gunman named Thomas Matthew Crooks shot and killed one person and injured the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, who is also a candidate to be the 47th president. The shots took place during an event in Butler, PA. President Trump released the following statement Saturday evening: “I want to thank The United States Secret Service, and all of Law Enforcement, for their rapid response on the shooting that just took place in Butler, Pennsylvania. Most importantly, I want to extend my condolences to the family of the person at the Rally who was killed, and also to the family of another person that was badly injured. It is incredible that such an

Salem Lakes Trustee Who Recently Resigned Due to Health Reasons Passes Away Peacefully

Kathryn “Kelly” Ann Sweeting (née Fallaw), 63, of Wonder Lake, IL, and, in later in life, Salem Lakes, WI, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 6, 2024. Born in 1960, in Arlington Heights, IL. Sweeting was a beloved mother, sister, daughter aunt, and friend – also to this publication. Kelly resigned her position in April 30th, 2024, due to health reasons saying: “As some of you may be aware, I have entered into a season of my life where attending to my personal health has become an uphill battle, the cost of which demands time and energy. For the good of the Village, I believe it is time that a new member of our community be appointed to carry out the role and responsibility entrusted to me. It is with

City Council President Sexually Harassed Department Head – Mayor Does Nothing And Issues Gag Order

A long-time Alderman, and current City Council President, Jan Michalski made some allegedly sexually-charged and inappropriate comments during a City Committee meeting last month. On or about June 10, 2024, Michalski commented on a female department head’s looks and body when she got up and bent over to turn off the video recording system for the committee meeting. The department head, Katie Elder, was recently appointed to be the director of parks at the City. In the room at the time, present in the room, were Aldermen Michalski, LaMacchia, Jack Rose, and Pizzala.Staff members in attendance were Katie Elder, Director of Parks; Greg Boldt, Deputy Director of Public Works/City Engineer, Kenosha Police Deputy Chief Joe Labatore; Kenosha Deputy Fire Chief Scott Krueger and, Gary Roberts, Director of Inspections. KCE reached

Fired Kenosha Unified Teacher Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison, Despite Pleas From Victim And Victim’s Mother

A now-fired Indian Trail High School and Academy (ITA) teacher was sentenced today to ten years in prison for a sexual relationship with an 15-year-old male student at his school. Nathan R. Gardner, 28, of Racine kept his head down in shame for most of the proceedings. Gardner was originally charged with five felonies and faced 97 years in prison. The charges were Possession of Child Pornography, Child Enticement, Use of a Computer To Facilitate a Child Sex Crime, Exposing a Child to Harmful Material, and Exposing a Child to Harmful Descriptions. Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Smathers was quick to dismiss all but a single count of Use of a Computer To Facilitate a Child Sex Crime. This came with it a minimum sentence of five years and

Salem Lakes Woman Slapped With Restraining Order Tuesday From Village President

A 51-year-old Salem Lakes resident who was furious with the village board after they refused to take action on a multitude of demands she issued in writing, was slapped with a restraining order on Tuesday. Dee Ann Grubb, 51, of Salem Lakes, was served with a temporary restraining order Tuesday night just before 8:00 p.m. by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. The petition that was granted and signed by Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner Lisa Bouterse, alleges constant harassment via email, social media, and in person. The petitioner, Salem Lakes Village President Rita Bucur, told KCE that she respects Grubb’s right to contact her and other board members about Village business. She respects her right to be upset that the board members she liked were all defeated by a 2

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