The above commentary on the Arrival of Spring
is from Bill Grabowski!  Thanks, Bill!

The above is from Cheryl Pierangeli Kasdorf
and Kim Gulbransen Spann's FB page!
Thanks ladies!


Congratulations to Miss America 2012,
Laura Kaeppeler,Kenosha's own!! 

K-towners near and far are very proud of you!
"Borrowed" pic courtesy of Ms. Ferrell's FB page! Thanks Fran!



It's CheeseHead Season!


Yah sure,you betcha...

Class of "75 CheeseHeads...
Rocco with Peggy and Jim Gombar at a 2009 Packer game!

Guide to speaking CheeseHead


Da Pack is Back!!!!

Green Bay Packers! 

2011 SuperBowl Champions!!!
GO PACKERS! Long Live Da Cheeseheads!

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. 
Vince Lombardi
The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have. 
Vince Lombardi 

Calling All Packer Backers!
Get Your Green On And Say Cheese!
Send in your pictures and we'll post them!!"

Congratulations to everyone! 
The Vince Lombardi Trophy returns Home!

From the Flashback File...Red Devils 1974-1975

 The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
- Vince Lombardi -
R U Ready for some FOOTBALL HISTORY?!

Bradford's 2011 Football Team finished the season an Undefeated 14-0!
Great Job!




Congratulations to a Most Excellent Team,
their coaches and their families!
Amazing season and accomplishment!
K-towners everywhere are so very proud of you all!
Bring on the parade!

See highlights, CLICKHERE!
Rocco LaMacchia (Alderman!) is spearheading a drive to raise funds for a permanent sign honoring
The 2011State Champion Red Devils. Details to follow...

"The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that,
whether you win or lose,
you have applied the best of yourself
to the task at hand."
Vince Lombardi


Who Knew!? Kenosha Police are now on You-tube...can you recognize The Class of 1975 reps?

This Youtube was just on Fox News and they claim the Kenosha Police have gone "viral"! They were interviewed  on the show  Christmas morning! Click Here if you missed it!

Congratulations to all the K-town cops! We love you guys!

 "Famous" Kenosha natives...scroll down...a work in progress.....


This is from Pipper!    (Thanks, Pipper!)


 You know you're from Kenosha if...

..your last name is Paielli, Ruffolo, or some other overly-Italian name. were the coolest kid in elementary school because you always scored the most goals in your K.A.S.L. games. know that rush hour begins at 3:30pm, not 5 or 6. can walk into SuperValu on 80th Street (or some similar grocery store), and you recognize at least 5 people within 5 minutes.


...the last 5 generations of your family are from Kenosha.

...your family is Italian, is related to Italians, or owes money to Italians.

....when you say that there's nothing to do, you couldn't be more right. know what a "bubbler" is, and you make fun of people from Milwaukee for saying it.'re not home at 4am because you're either at IHOP, Marina Gardens, or Miraz.'ve seen every BlockBuster movie on opening day three times because it was too cold to hang out by the lake.'ve seen the Food Network special on Frank's everytime that it has aired. remember when George Bush came to town, and the entire city shut down.'ve been pulled over for something extremely stupid by a cop who was probably bored..."chineeze fire drills?" "fire extinguishing?"...driving off with the window trays from any drive -in? Doing "donuts" in the snow'filled streets? joke about wearing a bullet-proof vest if you're going to Milwaukee, Racine, or Waukegan. know what "F.I.B." means.

...a Packers-Bears game splits your family down the middle.'ve always rooted for the Bulls because the Bucks have never been very good. watch the Milwaukee news at 5 and the Chicago news at 6. least 2 of your family members have worked at Chrysler/AMC. don't even think twice about the drive-thru liquor store that you just passed.'re shocked when you visit other places, and you find out that there are more cable companies than just Time Warner. know every road around I-94 because your grandma is too afraid to drive on the highway.'re not Italian, but you joke that you're one twelfth Italian by association.

(This statue was created by Mike Martino, Class of 1973!)

...the only time you've ever seen more than 50 people in place is when the new Harry Potter book or the new StarWars movie comes out. are guilty of either participating in or observing at least one "Dine and Dash" moment... can't believe how bad other student musicians your own age are.'ve spent an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out how they connected Simmons Island to the mainland.'re shocked to realize nobody else in the state knows the Empire Carpet jingle. hold a completely irrational prejudice against people from Illinois, but both your parents work for Abbott Labs. actually recognize the names of places in "That 70's Show". know that the Bong Recreation Area sign is one of the top-10 most stolen signs in America. hate it when people drive down by the lighthouse for 10 seconds and leave, but you do it too. never understood why we have a 1 1/2 mile trolley system that goes absolutely no where.'ve taken part in more than one illegal activity at Pets.

...if you know someone you never hang out with its because you used to play football or baseball together when you were 9.'ve experienced 90 degrees and humid at 60th st & 22nd ave and 65 degrees and chilly at 60th st & 7th ave in the 3 minutes it took you to drive the distance.

...beyond I94 is considered the western frontier and you rarely travel past it unless youre going to congo river or action territory, that's ok then. dont understand why theres 75 elementary schools (most of which you've never heard of) and only 3 high schools after bradford, tremper or ita usually means milwaukee, whitewater or madison...before you return again to K-town, cuz there's "no place like home"

...white caps was the place where the "rich" people lived until you realized the houses there stunk too.

...big star is better than spot, or spot is better than big star. which side are you on? enjoyed at least one class on the top floor of the Annex! And had your next class in the 3rd floor of the Main building...

...your high school charges $50 a semester for parking passes due to being overcrowded, and half the lot is still empty. know which blocks, not areas, are the "ghetto" ones and which ones arent.'re still waiting for that casino to be built because the dog track sucks and no one goes there anyway.'re grandparents remember when the house your friend lives in was still farmland, and so do you, because it was only 10 years ago.

...crossing over 75th st is like crossing enemy lines. "you're in bradford/tremper territory now boy. (insert redneck accent here)" went crazy for the brand new trendy food place (Starbucks / Coldstone / Panera / Chipotle / Qdoba / Jimmy Johns, etc.)...about 5 years after the rest of the country did...but there's still no place like the DQ!!! spent part of your "youth" , and left a few brain cells at Sunnyside, Chet's, Pub'N'Grub, Two Decades Back...and everywhere in between...


Once a Cheesehead, Always a Cheesehead...What a wonderful place to "grow up"! And no matter how far you roam...There's no place like "Home"...

  You know you are becoming an OLD Kenoshan when...
(from St. Joe's Class of 1968)

... you hung out at the T&C Lounge at night...and saw everyone else at any 52nd street bar during "lunch" break...
... your dad bought your new Schwinn at Don Gill's

... you bought your meat from a butcher at Hrupka's and they delivered it to your house! (and flank steak was .79 cents a pound!)
... you walked to Lincoln Food for groceries and put it on the family tab (Southside)
... you walked to City Food and did the same thing (Northside)

... you remember the Home Juice man and the orange and papaya juice that he delivered
... you remember leaving the empty milk bottles out for the milkman and woke up to find milk, butter, and eggs in your silver box

... you ate hamburgers at George Webb

... you went downtown to sit around and have a malt at Dutch Maid

... you went downtown to go to the .25 movies at the Orpheum

... you went downtown to Hoffmann's Records, put on set of headphones, and listened to your favorite 45 RPM

... you went downtown to Torcaso's but never had a shoe repaired. You just sat in the shoe shine chairs and talked.

... you went downtown to The Hole (only pool players will know)

... you went downtown on Friday night and scooped the loop

... you went ice skating at Lincoln Park, Washington Bowl, or Petzke Park

... you never missed the Tuesday night bike races at The BowlIt was THE place to hang out in the summer.

... you were a member or yearned to be a member of the Towne Club because it was way out of town and had a private pool
... you worked at or knew someone who worked at AMC-Lakefront

... you worked at or knew someone who worked at MacWhyte or Snap-On

... you knew someone who built the best fire engines in the world at Peter Pirsch

... you remember the Horsey Swings at Petzke Park
... you used chalk to draw the strikezone on a school wall and played fast pitch until dark
... you had a phosphate at Park Drug for a nickel

... you played nine holes at Muni for .35

... you bought gas at Owen's (Sheridan Rd. and 56th Street) for .28/gallon
... you went "out of town" to Mars Cheese Castle

... you went "out of town" to the Brat Stop
... you went on a day trip out of town to Silver Lake

... you went to the Northside outdoor (Mid-City) or the Southside outdoor (Keno). Either one was almost to Racine or Illinois! It wasn't a "drive-in", it was the outdoor.

... you learned how to sneak in these outdoors in the trunk of a car
... you kept driving back and forth thru the water that ran over the street at Pet's just to hear the noise

... you wondered if "bums" hung out at night in the picnic buildings at Pet's

... you got gum in your pack of baseball cards and you ate it no matter how hard or distasteful it wa, and traded the extra cards with your friends...

... you know about Avenue Dairy Store (Johnnies)
... you bought Bazooka for a penny, Snaps for 2 cents, Indian Brand Pumpkin Seeds for 5 cents, and a Black Cow for a dime

... you went to an all-you-can-eat Perch fish fry at Kelly's Tavern

... you went to pre-school in portable buildings ( The Portables) realize that you were born in a hospital that no
longer exists.

 Some of Kenosha' very own...Famous Native Sons...

Jeff Cesario

Mark Ruffalo clickhere

 Daniel J. Travanti clickhere

Don Ameche clickhere

Orson Welles

And then there's Kenosha's very own Al Molinaro!!

Before we could get into Pub-n-Grub...Many hung out (or "worked" while others hung out...) at McD's...Where did you spend your S.A.T.U.R.D.A.Y. nights?


Living in Wisconsin!

60 above zero:
Arizonians turn on the heat.
People in Wisconsin plant gardens.

50 above zero:
Californians shiver uncontrollably.
People in Green Bay sunbathe.

40 above zero:
Italian & English cars won't start.
People in Wisconsin drive with the windows down.

32 above zero:
Distilled water freezes.
The water in Lake Michigan gets thicker.

20 above zero:
Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats.
People in Wisconsin throw on a flannel shirt.

15 above zero:
New York landlords finally turn up the heat.
People in Wisconsin have the last cookout before it gets cold.

0 Degrees
People in Miami all die.
  Wisonsinites close the windows.

10 below zero:
Californians fly away to Mexico.
People in Wisconsin get out their winter coats.

25 below zero:
Hollywood disintegrates.
The Girl Scouts in Wisconsin are selling cookies door to door.

40 below zero:
Washington DC runs out of hot air.
People in wisconsin let the dogs sleep indoors.

100 below zero:
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
  Wisconsinites get upset because they can't start the Mini-Van.

460 below zero:
ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero on the Kelvin scale.)
People in Wisconsin start saying..."Cold 'nuff fer ya?"

500 below zero:
Hell freezes over.
  Wisconsin public schools will open 2 hours late!

The following is from



We are an honorable people and trust you will be forthright in your self assessment:
50% score or higher needed to attain The Bachelor of Cheese degree.
A score of 80% or above earns the distinguished Master's of Cheddar degree. 

You can taste a difference in cheese made somewhere else.

You own at least one tie with a or piece of jewelry with a Green Bay Packer theme.

You can find and pronounce : Eau Claire, Oconomowoc, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha, and La Crosse, Fond du Lac.

You know what "bubbler" means and can point quickly to the location of the closest one.

At least one of your family members works / worked in a cheese factory.

A Holstein cow outside of
makes you miss home.

You can taste the difference between apples grown up north and the ones that you can buy in the south.

When talking about the Green Bay Packers you refer to them as "we".

When the weather hits "0" degrees you decide that maybe it's time to get out a jacket instead of a sweatshirt.

The family gets together every week for fish fry at the local pub.

You know what a brat is, and they're at every outdoor event that your family has ever had.

You know how to make a very good sled out of normal household items.

You love your outdoor pool because of how it doubles as an ice skating area during the winter.

You have watched
and not noticed an accent.

You drive around with the air conditioning on until it hits 30 degrees, because it just was so darn hot outside.

The local paper needs 6 pages to cover the Packers... in July!

Your best shirt has a big letter G on it.

You think it's nice enough to swim when the temperature hits 50.

You family owns a "winter car" while the "good one" sits in the garage from Nov-Apr.

Your put ketchup on a charcoal grilled NY strip steak.

You think everyone from south of
has an accent.

You can identify a

Down South to you means

You can make sense out of the words "upnort" and "Trivers".

You consider Madison exotic.

You can visit Luxemburg,
Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Berlin
, New London & Poland all in one afternoon.

You can recognize someone from
from their driving.

You buy cat litter every winter, but you don't own a cat.

At least twice a year, the kitchen doubles as a meat processing plant or cannery.

You don't have a coughing fit from one sip of Pabst Blue Ribbon.

You're a member of the Polar Bear Club and proud of it.

You can use the word "ya der hey" easily in a sentence.

You hear someone use the words "uff-dah" and you don't immediately break into uncontrollable laughter.

Your whole family wears green and gold to church on Sunday.

Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a cow next to your blue spruce.

You know how to polka.

You know what a FIB is and can spot them a mile away.

You think of the major four food groups as cheese, beer, brats and Jell-O salad with marshmallows.

FFA was the most popular club in high school.

You have eaten a cow pie at the State Fair.

There was at least one kid in your class who had to help milk cows in the morning .

Country Kitchen is the place to meet after the party.

You have ever seen or played in a "broom ball" game.

You have ever partied at Summerfest, Festa Italiana, German Fest, Irish Fest, Oktoberfest, or all of the above.

You or someone you know was a "Dairy Princess" at a county fair.

You can't be friends with a Vikings fan.



Attention Visitors to Wisconsin!!

Wisconsin Tourism Council Bulletin

This list of rules will be handed to each person as they enter the state.

1. That big-shouldered farm boy did more work before breakfast than you'll do all week at the gym. How'd you like to go home and tell your momma you got your butt kicked by a big guy in bib overalls.

 2. It's called a "gravel road." No matter how slow you drive, you're going to get dust on your BMW. I have a four wheel drive because I need it. Drive it or get it out of the way.

3. We all started hunting and fishing when we were nine years old. Yeah, we saw Bambi. We got over it.

4. Any references to "corn fed" when talking about our women will get your butt kicked ... by our women.

5. Go ahead and bring your $600 Orvis Fly Rod. Don't cry to us if a flathead breaks it off at the handle. We have a name for those little 13 inch trout you fish for ... bait.

6. Pull your pants up. You look like an idiot

7. If that cell phone rings while a bunch of mallards are making their final approach, we will shoot it. You might hope you don't have it up to your ear at the time.

8. That's right. Whiskey is only two bucks. We can buy a fifth for what you paid in the airport.


9. The Packers and the Bucks are as important here as the Lakers and the Knicks ... and a dang sight more fun to watch.


10. No, there's no "Vegetarian Special" on the menu. Order steak. Order it rare. Or, you can order the Chef's Salad and pick off the two pounds of ham and turkey. Yeah, we have sweet tea. It comes in a glass with two packets of sugar and a long spoon.

11. You bring Coke into my house, it better be brown, wet, and served over ice. 12. So you have a $60,000 car. We're real impressed. We have $250,000 combines that we use two weeks a year.

13. Let's get this straight. We have one stoplight in town. We stop when it's red. We may even stop when it's yellow.

14. Our women hunt, fish, and drive trucks ... because they want to. So, you're a feminist. Isn't that cute.

15. Yeah, we eat catfish ... carp, too ... and turtle. You really want sushi and caviar? It's available at the bait shop.

16. They are cows. That's what they smell like. Get over it. Don't like it? Interstate 94 goes two ways ... Pick one.

17. The "Opener" refers to the first day of pheasant season. It's a religious holiday held the closest Saturday to the first of November. "The Big Opener", Deer season is also a state holiday...You can get breakfast at the church.

18. So every person in every pick-up waves. It's called being friendly. Understand the concept or we'll kick your butt.
19. Yeah, we have golf courses. Don't hit in the water hazards. It spooks the fish.

20. No, we can't shoot the doves. They're song birds. Okay, even we feel a little stupid about that one.



Congratulations, Bradford Red Devils 2010 Football Team! (11-2)

(First time in History! in "Way Over 100 years!")

BRADFORD Season is one for the records!KenoshaNewsfrontpagenews!

(update from Rocco thanks, Rocco!)
Division I State Quarterfinals!