Our Kenosha History: Former strip club overcomes numerous crimes and eventually receives a new lease on its life

Our Kenosha History: Former strip club overcomes numerous crimes and eventually receives a new lease on its life
With the recent news of local taverns having problems which our Kenosha City Council has decided to try to solve, lets take a look back at a small neighborhood joint on the city’s west side and its interesting history. On February 29, 1960, Augustus B. Thompson was given the authority to build a new, but pre-built restaurant at 4609 38th Avenue. By the end of the year, Thompson would open the Dun-Roamin’ Restaurant and Motel. The long, narrow building had the small restaurant in the front and a very small number of rooms for rent in the back. Later on, the hotel rooms would become transformed into a 3-room apartment. In the mid-1960’s it was known as Tommy’s Tap before Ken Penrod bough the building and opened Penrod’s Last Call Tavern, a country bar and grill in 1966. By 1968, a new operator comes on, Ken Menning. He hosts a... More

Best Albums Of 2021: From The Fans To The Fans

Best Albums Of 2021: From The Fans To The Fans
2021 was another crazy year for music, did we return to normalcy? Who knows maybe but with the help of music we sure felt like we did. Nothing can damper the feeling you get when hitting the play button and digging deep into a new album or artist. For me, and probably many others, some of the best music of 2021 made us feel comfortable in this new norm of the world we live in, we can always count on music to make us feel something that we may of never felt. So with that being said, I decided to reach out to some of my friends and other local Kenoshans for their Best of 2021 albums. With these lists, I hope everyone finds some new artists and expands their musical taste. Music is all about sharing what you feel and hear.  So without further ado, here are some of... More

Carl Continues to Charm and Cause Chaos by Michael Nelson

Carl Continues to Charm and Cause Chaos  by Michael Nelson
  Carl and many other wild turkeys reside in Kenosha and many other cities within the state of Wisconsin. Carl stands out mostly due to his “traffic control” and “vehicle inspections” which he does free of charge — whether someone wants it or not. He stands out for his behavior and because he remains visible to residents within the Forest Park community. Most of the other turkeys around Kenosha have not been as much of an issue, they occasionally hold up traffic while crossing the road, but Carl can be found in the road and intersections enforcing stop signs and speed limits. More
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