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Welcome

INSIDE:

Calendar of Events........................................4-5 Where It All Began.........................................6-7 The Business Community................................. 8 Fourth of July Parade....................................... 9 Super Saturday..........................................10-11 Christmas in Union Grove.............................. 12 Racine County Fair......................................... 13 Chamber Members........................14-15, 19-20 Union Grove Area Map..............................16-18 Farmers’ Market............................................. 21 Southern Wisconsin Center............................ 22 The Greater Union Grove Area....................... 23 Modine-Benstead Observatory...................... 24

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GREATER UNION GROVE AREA The Union Grove Area boasts an idyllic small town life with multi-generational families and businesses. Our close-knit community is centrally located in the Milwaukee – Chicago corridor, making this area an ideal choice for residential, business and industrial location. Our area is the home of the Racine County Fair and Great Lakes Dragaway. This area has an excellent K-8 public school system. Union Grove, Kansasville, Yorkville, and Raymond School each has its own local School Board. Graduates from all four schools move on to Union Grove Union High School which is well known for its high standards of education. We welcome you to experience what our residents already know – the amazing sense of community that is unique to Union Grove.

~ Jennifer Ditscheit

Executive Director, Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce

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CALENDAR EVENTS January May • Chamber Choice Awards Banquet

February

• Lions Club Annual Pancake Breakfast • Lioness Club Chili Supper & Salad Feed • Eastern Star Turkey Dinner

March

• Amazing Gray’s Senior Luncheon • Union Grove High School Musical Performance • Sweet Adelines Spring Cabaret • Bowling Battle of the Businesses • Inspired by Ryan Arts Fair

April

• American Legion Auxiliary Rummage Sale • UG Congregational UCC Soup & Sandwich Luncheon • St. Paul’s Ladies Guild Spring Casserole Luncheon • Yorkville United Methodist Church Pork Chop Dinner • UG Congregational UCC Rummage Sale • Union Grove Home & Garden Show

• Relay for Life • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Youth Spaghetti Dinner • Model Railroad Open House Tri-County & Union Grove Clubs • Union Grove Area Foodbank’s Annual Spring Used Clothing Sale • Memorial Day Service – Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery • Memorial Day Program & Procession – American Legion • UGES 5K Pony Run/Walk

June

• Lions Club Annual Car, Van & Motorcycle Show & Chicken BBQ • Kiwanis Cow Pie Bingo • Belle City Brassworks Concert

July

• Union Grove Fourth of July Parade • Raymond July Fourth Festival • Kansasville Fire Department’s Pancake Breakfast and Safety Day • Bronco Boosters Golf Outing • Racine County Fair • “Cruise Inn” Car Show

August

• “Back to the Past”Annual Car Show • Union Grove Area Foodbank’s Annual Fall Used-Clothing Sale

September

• Graham Public Library Annual Used Book Sale • Super Saturday • 5k Super Run/Walk • Kiwanis Club Street Dance • Tractor Pull and Fall Harvest Days • Heide Jo Storbeck Golf Outing Fundraiser sponsored by

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R&R Club • St. Robert’s Harvest of Holidays • North Cape Lutheran Church Door County Fish Boil

October

• Half Point Historical Reenactment • Yorkville United Methodist Church Pork Chop Dinner • St. Paul’s Ladies Guild Casserole Luncheon • The Great Pumpkin Fest sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce • Union Grove Elemetray School Craft Fair


December

• Tree Lighting Ceremony in Village Square Park • Breakfast with Santa (advance ticket required) • Chamber of Commerce Cookie Walk • Holiday Gift & Craft Fair at UGES • Kiwanis Christmas Tree Sale • Christmas Party for Senior Citizens-St. Robert’s • Christmas Village Display at Martin’s Garage Events listed are subject to change. Other school and community events may be scheduled. For the most current information, visit www.uniongrovechamber.org.

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• American Legion Prime Rib Dinner • Veteran’s Day Service – Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery • Roseanne’s Floral Holiday Open House • Union Grove High School Play • Sweet Adelines Show Chorus presentation at High School

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F Time has been kind to Union Grove

irst, it brought in the kind of settler who stayed and put down roots, rather than the kind who grabbed up land for speculation, and then raced off with his profits to newer settlements. Starting in the early 1840s, former New Englanders came here, naming the settlement, “Union Grove” for the large grove of burr oak trees which covered the countryside, and for the one-room Union School, located at what is now the intersection of Highway 45 and 11. Tradesmen were attracted to the tiny settlement along the old Indian trail leading to Lake Michigan because it was about one day out, by loaded grain wagon, from the Port of Racine. The heavily laden wagons moved slowly over the rutted trails. There were frequent broken axles. Erastmus Cadwell set up his blacksmith shop on what is now Old Settlers Park on the west edge of Union Grove. William Reid had a small general store nearby from which he sold supplies to travelers and to neighboring farmers. A Mr. Beer constructed an inn of homemade brick on the north side of the Indian trail. The log building housing the Union School was erected in 1846. It served as a school, church and community hall until 1850 when members of the Congregational Church erected their first house of worship on what is now Martin’s used car lot at the corner of Highway 11 and Vine Street. By 1850, all the essentials of community life were located along the Burlington-Racine trail, including homes, church, school, inn,

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store and smithy. All aboard Around 1853, agents from the Racine, Janesville and Mississippi Railroad Company started buying up right-of-way land north of the grove of burr oak trees. Land prices in the area jumped from $6 to $45 per acre. Dr. Ammon P. Adams, Union Grove’s first physician, and eleven other area settlers incorporated the Union Grove Land Company. They proceeded at once to lay out a village, with the railroad tracks running through the middle of their land. They persuaded the railroad company to build a station on the south side of the tracks and the Land Company erected a hotel north of the tracks. The first train arrived in Union Grove on Thursday, June 19, 1856. First lot sold William Reid purchased the first lot from the Land Company, just south of the railroad station. During the winter of 1855, Reid moved his log cabin, which housed his general store, from its Old Settlers Park location to his new lot. The move was made by placing skids under the cabin and pulling it with oxen over the frozen ground. Reid promptly re-opened his store and began selling provisions to the railroad workers as well as to area farmers. Through the years, time has moved slowly and easily here in Union Grove. The village never became a flashy kind of place – that’s been all to Union Grove’s good,


giving it stability, character and a legacy of lovely homes and legends of neighborly generosity and helpfulness. Today, Union Grove is on the threshold of what is expected to be a bright and rewarding future. Union Grove is growing. It expects continued, steady growth as it becomes interwoven to a greater degree in the growing urban complex blanketing southeastern Wisconsin. However, Union Grove seems to have its own way with time – and that’s partly what makes it tick! Source: American Legion Auxiliary’s Community History files.

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BUSINESS COMMUNITY The Village of Union Grove entered a new phase of its life in 2008, with the complete reconstruction of Main Street and related infrastructure – just the beginning of a Main Street beautification project supported by the Village Board and Community Development Authority. Union Grove businesses can also receive support by joining the Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, an active 100-plus-member organization. The Chamber lives its motto of “Moving Forward in New Directions.” The Chamber is organized for the purpose of advancing the economic well being of the Greater Union Grove Area. Through planning, education and cooperation, the Chamber shall serve the commercial, industrial, professional, educational and civic interests of the area. Chamber members gather at monthly luncheon or breakfast meetings with an informative speaker or panel. The Chamber sponsors Leadership Union Grove, a nine-month training

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program dedicated to developing caring, concerned and committed leaders. LUG is for individuals who either live or work in the area and want to grow personally and professionally. The Chamber offers a number of ways to promote your business, including a “Good Neighbor Business Award” featured in the monthly newsletter, through the enhanced membership listing on the Chamber’s website and the opportunity to offer a Hot Deal or Job Listing online. Business to business networking opportunities abound for companies who become involved in Chamber committees or events such as Bowling Battle of the Businesses, Chamber After Hours, Fourth of July Parade, Chamber Corn Booth at the Racine County Fair, The Great Pumpkin Fest, Christmas Comes To Union Grove and the Chamber Choice Awards annual banquet. The Chamber’s office is located on the first floor of the Village of Union Grove

Municipal Center, 925 - 15th Avenue (corner of Highways 11 and 45.) For more information, call (262) 8784606, e-mail ugchamber@att.net or visit www.uniongrovechamber.org. Financing opportunities Building your business in the Union Grove area may give you access to creative financing opportunities as well. The Union Grove Revolving Loan Fund is available and administered by Racine County Economic Development Corporation. The Community Development Authority offers façade grants and rent assistance for business located in the TID district. For more information on business opportunities in Union Grove, contact: • Village Union Grove at (262) 8781818; • www.uniongrove.net; or • Racine County Economic Development Corporation at (262) 8987401 or visit www.racinecountyedc.org


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he Fourth of July is a very patriotic day in Union Grove. A parade has been sponsored for more than 20 years by the Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce and Bixby-Hansen American Legion Post 171, with the cooperation of the Village of Union Grove. Many veterans’ organizations march or ride in the parade, including several buses carrying residents of the nearby Wisconsin Veterans Home. Children sitting on the curb receive a small American flag to wave during the parade. The committee chooses a different theme each year, but a patriotic theme is also encouraged, and the floats are judged for ribbons and cash prizes. Stilt walkers dressed as Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty are a big hit. The parade starts at 9:15 a.m. at the Racine County Fairgrounds on Highway 11 and travels to the parking lot of Union Grove Union High School on Highway 45. In addition, children decorate their trikes, bikes, scooters, or wagons and participate in a Kiddie Parade, which travels for two blocks on Main Street ahead of the main parade. After the parade, many families gather for a picnic and a relaxing holiday.

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SATURDAY! Super Saturday is an opportunity for businesses, local service organizations and community members to connect with a day filled with fun and activities centered in Union Grove. Super Saturday takes place on the first Saturday in September, and is held in downtown Union Grove – in and around Village Square. Local businesses hold sidewalk sales and local vendors are encouraged to participate. Super Saturday is an all-day event (10 a.m. to midnight) with a wide variety of things to do, see and eat throughout the day. Super Saturday will also feature four main attractions.

BattlefieldLIVE Wisconsin – Laser Tag Presented by: Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce Start Super Saturday off right! Grab a handful of friends and get ready to battle on the streets of Union Grove! Of course it’s all for fun. The Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce is proud and excited to offer the latest event addition to Super Saturday – Laser Tag! BattlefieldLIVE is the perfect adrenaline rush without the pain, the mess, or the fear of injury from flying projectiles. Unlike indoor laser tag these guns are infrared, like a TV remote control, and are completely eye-safe. Since there are no projectiles there’s no bruising, which means there’s no need for a mask to impair your vision or cumbersome safety gear. BattlefieldLIVE is old fashion fun with a modern, 21st Century high-tech twist.

Union Grove’s Got Talent – Talent Competition Presented by: Union Grove Piggly Wiggly Union Grove’s Got Talent, presented by Union Grove Piggly Wiggly, begins at Village Square Park in Union Grove. This talent competition features some wildly entertaining local acts. Union Grove’s Got Talent features singing, dancing, comedy and some unexpected skills and artistry. The winner of Union Grove’s Got Talent will even have the opportunity to open for the main act at the Annual Kiwanis Street Dance (Super Saturday Night). There is no age requirement or entry fee, and individuals and groups are all invited to participate. The stage and sound system will be provided for all of the contestants. Entry spaces for the event are first come, first serve! Please register early.

5K – Superhero Family Fun Run/Walk Presented by: Community State Bank Superheroes unite! Grab your running/ walking shoes, cape, mask and wrist guards and join in the annual Super Saturday 5K Superhero Fun Run/Walk, sponsored by Community State Bank. On Saturday afternoon, ordinary citizens and superheroes will join forces to run and walk side by side down the historic streets of Union Grove. You don’t need to be as fast as the Flash! This untimed event is less about your 10-minute mile and more about having fun with your family and friends – and releasing your inner hero!

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All participants will have their choice to register and participate as an Ordinary Citizen or an awesome Superhero. If you choose Superhero, you will receive a colorful cape, mask and wrist guards as part of the registration! So the question is…which one will you be? The flat 3.1 mile run/walk is ideal for families and people of all ages and abilities. All participants will receive a goody bag, post-race snacks, and a complimentary drink ticket for Super Saturday night. Enjoy music, food and drinks at the Annual Street Dance in the Village Square. A course map and registration info is available online at www. ugsupersaturday.com, or at any Community State Bank location.

Super Saturday Night Annual Street Dance Presented by: Union Grove Kiwanis Club After a “Super Day,” be sure to stick around for some more fun after dark. The Union Grove Kiwanis Club will hold their annual Super Saturday Street Dance at the Village Square Park. Enjoy plenty of music and entertainment! Make fun memories with a photo booth and grab yourself a famous “Kiwanerita!” You have to come check it out! Super Saturday Night will feature: free admission, with food and drinks will be available for purchase. Free will donations will be accepted at the gate. All proceeds from the event will be donated back to the local community.

It’s the Great Pumpkin Fest!

Fall Harvest Days

Fall Harvest Days are hosted by the Southeastern Wisconsin Antique Power and Collectables Society. The club hosts a working farm equipment show every September at the Racine County Fairgrounds in Union Grove. In 2014, the club is featuring Allis Chalmers Agriculture and in 2015 they are featuring the Regional Garden Tractors Collection during this event. The event attracts vendors and visitors from around the Midwest and around the world with varied interests, including tractors and farm equipment, farm toys, crafts, cars and trucks, etc. Admission to the fall show is $5. Attendance is more than 4,500 people for teh show, which now fills the entire fairgrounds plus the adjacent Old Settlers Park. Exhibitors and vendors provide activities for the entire family, including an antique tractor pulll. The annual tractor raffle has become a major highlight for all who attend. In 2016 the club will cohost the 27th annual Red Power Round Up from June 16-18, also at the fairgrounds. For more information, visit www.fallharvestdays.com or contact Randy at (262) 878-0486.

If you only go to one event in Union Grove this year, it should be The Great Pumpkin Fest! For nearly two decades, The Great Pumpkin Fest held on the last Saturday in October, has been a Union Grove Halloween tradition. Whether newborn or 90, there is something for everyone to enjoy. What really makes this event “Great” is each year this event has grown to include new contests and activities. The biggest and most recent addition to Pumpkin Fest and perhaps the greatest is the Pumpkin Chuckin competition. That’s right, as seen on TV, teams build and enter either a trebuchet, catapult, or sling shot to win a cash prize and bragging rights as the Greatest Chuckers at the Fest! The costume parade is a favorite each year with awards for the best costume in several different age brackets (including adults)! Enter your jack-o-lantern, your favorite chili, or your best pumpkin dessert recipe to see who will be judged the best at the fest. Our four-legged friends also have a place at The Great Pumpkin Fest when photos of them in costume are entered into competition, as well. Don’t forget to bring your appetite, there is plenty of food or pick up some goodies to take home. The event offers activities galore, such as coloring contests, games like pumpkin bowling and corn hole, pie eating contests and hours of amusement. There is always a live entertainment act, as well. For more information visit the Chamber website at www.uniongrovechamber.org or call (262) 878-4606. Hope to see you there!

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he Racine County Fair brings urban and rural together for five days during summer in an environment that is both fun and educational. The Racine County Fair started in 1922 and there has been a fair every year since. 2014 and 2015 will be the fair’s 92nd and 93rd years respectively. Since 2007 the fair has grown in attendance from about 45,000 visitors to just under 90,000. In 2013 the attendance was 86,900! The fair enjoys about 1,000 youth exhibitors, 500 open class and senior exhibitors, with over 1,500 animals shown at the fair. Photography is the largest exhibit in both youth and open class. Exhibitors enter everything from quilting to home furnishings, foods, antiques, culinary contests, a chocolate dessert contest and even a pie contest and auction. The fair also has more than 150 vendors that participate each year. It has everything from food to ATV’s, snowplows, and an Antique Tractor display. Let’s not forget all the entertainment the fair has to offer. There is the Runzheimer International Stage, which has continuous free entertainment all five days of the fair. We also have five small acts throughout the grounds and the ever-popular petting pen. In addition to these are the Grandstand acts, which include Truck and Tractor Pulls, Combine Demo Derby, Lawn Mower Racing, Garden Tractor Pulls, music acts and the crowd favorite Demo Derby! With the exception of the music acts in the Grandstand on Thursday and Saturday, entertainment is free. There really is something for everyone at the Racine County Fair! In addition to the judging that occurs everyday of the fair, on Wednesday we have the crowning of the Little King and Queen, and the Fairest of the Fair. The semi finals of the Fair Idol competition also take place on Wednesday. Thursday is the popular Children’s Day, which has free activities for children, a kiddie tractor pull and new for 2013 was a Children’s Cream Puff eating contest. Friday has the Fair Idol finals and Saturday is the large animal auction. Sunday features the Fur and Feather auction, cake decorating for 4 and 5 year olds and the chain saw carving auction. Over the past 10 years the fair has been able to make some great improvements to the grounds. The grandstand can accommodate 6,000 visitors and there is not a bad seat in the house! The Fair has also added new exhibit buildings in the following areas: youth, commercial, rabbit, poultry and even added a maintenance building. If you have not been to the fair – make plans to join us, you will be glad you did! greater union grove area chamber of commerce


CHRISTMAS Comes to Union Grove Christmas is a magical time of year and Union Grove kicks off the season right with two days of family fun and hometown traditions. Our annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Village Square is held on the Thursday after Thanksgiving from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Come and enjoy carolers, hot chocolate and cookies until the lighting of the tree, which signals the arrival of Santa Claus. He and his happy elf arrive on a bright red fire engine, with flashing lights and sirens down Main Street. Christmas stockings are handed out to all children younger than 11, compliments of the Union Grove Lions Club. While waiting for your turn to see Santa, visitors will enjoy Christmas music, which starts that night and is played throughout the Christmas Season. Adults can enter a drawing to win prizes donated from local businesses. Don’t forget to stop by the nostalgic Kiwanis Christmas Tree stand, kitty corner from the park. Feel free to warm your hands by the fire and maybe go home with a fresh cut Christmas tree. The Kiwanis tree sale is open for two weekends and the night of the tree lighting. The fun continues on the first Saturday in December, beginning with Breakfast with Santa. During this limited seating event, children young and old enjoy a delicious breakfast served by some of Santa’s best elves. Before and after breakfast children can spend some time creating crafts in the workshop or getting their picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Don’t wait to get your tickets for this event because there are none available at the door. Contact the Chamber for ticket sale dates. Join in the fun and go on a Cookie Walk to the area businesses where you will get a unique cookie to put in that year’s tin. Don’t forget to check out the many great deals being offered throughout town during the Cookie Walk. In addition, you will have the opportunity to sign up for a chance to win a Chamber gift certificate good at all member businesses! During your walk don’t forget to stop by the Union Grove Model Railroad’s open house at 1010 Vine Street. Lastly more than 100 vendors are waiting for you at the Holiday Gift and Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Union Grove Elementary School. For more information about any of these events check out the events calendar on our website at www.uniongrovechamber.org.

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Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce Members ACCOUNTANTS McMahon-Veltus, CPA 901 Main Street P.O. Box 187 Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-3667

Roger Palmen Auto Sales Inc. 19212 Spring Street P.O. Box 5 Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-2463 www.rogerpalmen.com

AGRICULTURE Moyer Farms 112 N. Colony Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-3166

AUTO PARTS & SUPPLIES Union Grove Auto Parts – NAPA Auto Parts 1401 Main Street Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-2759

Ray Alderman & Sons, Inc. 2209 S. Colony Avenue P.O. Box 37 Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-3359 rayaldermanandsons.com Unco Industries, Inc. 1577 11th Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 886-2665 www.vermiculture.com APARTMENTS Abbott Rental 21437 Washington Avenue Kansasville, WI 53139 (262) 878-2589 APPRAISERS S&S Real Estate Appraisal Service 1014 Vine Street P.O. Box 84 Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-3706 www.ssappraisers.com ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN & BUILDING Bower Design and Construction, LLC 1811 Seminole Drive Kansasville, WI 53139 (262) 939-4108 www.ubbuilders.com AUTO DEALER – NEW & USED Martin Ford Sales 19215 Spring Street P.O. Box 38 Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-1241 www.martinfordsales.com Martin’s Garage Chrysler-Dodge 1422 Main Street P.O. Box 85 Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-1226 www.martinsgarage.net

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AUTO REPAIR Bob’s Mobil Service 740 Main Street Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-1359 Old Iron Ranch – Small Engine Repair 15910 Durand Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 960-1302 www.facebook.com/oldironranch Tenhagen Auto Service 21445 Durand Avenue P.O. Box 165 Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-3945 BANKS & CREDIT UNIONS Community State Bank 1500 Main Street Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-3763 www.communitystatebank.net North Shore Bank 1101 Main Street Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-3737 www.northshorebank.com BAR AND TAVERN Dead Mann’s Saloon 3518 S. Beaumont Ave. Kansasville, WI 53139 (262) 878-4766 deadmannssaloon.com BEAUTY SALONS/SPAS The Salon Within 1405 Lincolnwood Drive Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-0282 BUS CHARTERS & RENTALS Dousman Transport Company 1325 Industrial Park Drive Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-1101 www.dtcbus.com

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CHIROPRACTORS Melby Chiropractic Clinic 1208 Main Street Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-4109 www.melbychiropractic.com CHURCHES United Church of Christ – Raymond 8217 W. Highway G Franksville, WI 53126 (262) 835-2157 www.raymondchurchucc.org United Church of Christ – Union Grove 1106 11th Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-1690 ugcongregational.org COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Chat the Fat 18428 Durand Ave. Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 939-8514 chatthefat.blogspot.com United Way of Racine County 615 N. Pine St. Suite 102 Burlington, WI 53105 (262) 898-2240 www.unitedwayracine.org COMPUTER SERVICE/SALES Microcomp Services 1011 Main Street P.O. Box 91 Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-3986

CONCRETE CONTRACTORS Kurk Concrete, Inc. 4324 Shianne Street Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-2397 www.kurkconcrete.com DENTAL Midwest Dental 951 Main Street Suite 100 Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-2422 www.midwest-dental.com The Family Dentists 1680 – 15th Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-1500 www.drjulloa.com/ DRUG & VARIETY STORES Aurora Pharmacy 4310 – 67th Drive Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-1171 www.aurorapharmacy.org EDUCATION Gateway Technical College 3520 30th Avenue Kenosha, WI 53140 (262) 564-2662 www.gtc.edu Shepherds College 1805 – 15th Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-6351 www.shepherdscollege.org


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Union Grove Union High School 3433 S. Colony Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-4427 www.ug.k12.wi.us ELECTED OFFICIALS Representative Robin Vos (262) 514-2597 ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS Service Electric Inc. 15322 Spring Street Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-1878 EMBROIDERY & SCREEN PRINT Stich Shoppe 18428 Durand Ave Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 210-9980 stitchshoppe.com FINANCIAL & INVESTMENT SERVICES Community Investment Center 1500 Main Street Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-3531 www.communitystatebank.net Stoebig Investment Management 1000 Main Street, Suite E Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-1544

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation 600 52nd Street Suite 130 Kenosha, WI 53140 (262) 925-2850 www.wwbic.com FLORISTS Roseanne’s Floral & Gift 1818 S. Colony Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-9600 www.roseannesfloral.com FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES Miller – Reesman Funeral Home 620 – 15th Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-2500 www.miller-reesman.com Polnasek-Daniels Family Funeral Home 908 – 11th Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-2011 www.danielsfamilyfuneral.com GIFTS & SPECIALTY ITEMS Paris Country Mall 107 200th Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-1738 pariscountrymall.com GOVERNMENT RCEDC- Racine Economic Development Corporation 2320 Renaissance Blvd. Sturtevant, WI 53177 (262) 898-7442 www.racinecountyedc.org

Town of Dover 4110 S. Beaumont Avenue PO Box 670 Kansasville, WI 53139 (262) 878-2200 www.townofdoverwi.co Village of Union Grove 925 -15th Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-1818 www.uniongrove.net GROCERY STORES Union Grove Piggly Wiggly 4400 – 67th Drive Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-2454 www.shopthepig.com HEATING & COOLING First Call Heating & Cooling, Inc. 1301 Villa Street Racine, WI 53403 (262) 634-9025 www.firstcallheating.com Southeastern Mechanical, Inc. P.O. Box 438 Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-0634 www.smi-hvac.com Square One Heating & Cooling 1114 – 15th Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-2228 HOME – CHILDREN Paragon Community Services 1577 11th Avenue Suite 1 Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 864-2096 www.paragoncommunity.com HOME – DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED Shepherds Ministries, Inc. 1805 – 15th Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-5620 www.shepherdsministries.org Timber Oaks 1390 8th Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-4899 oakridgecarecenter.com/ timber-oaks

HOME – SENIORS Home Helpers 1100 56th St Suite 300 Kenosha, WI 53140 (262) 997-0711 www.homehelpers.cc/ southeasternwi58462 Home Instead Senior Care 2616 Lathrop Avenue Racine , WI 53405 (262) 598-0290 www.homeinstead.com/racine HOME IMPROVEMENT Ozzie Seal & Stripe 911 West 5 Mile Franksville, WI 53126 835-0874 Phil Gray Builders, LLC 7523 Town Line Road Waterford, WI 53185 (262) 895-2375 sites.google.com/site/ philgraybuilders HONORARY LIFETIME MEMBER Honorary Lifetime Member – Bernie Backus 1506 Shuman Drive Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-2780 HOSPITALS & CLINICS Aurora Health Care 308 McHenry Street, Suite 5 Burlington, WI 53105 (262) 767-6259 www.aurora.org Aurora Health Center 4320 – 67th Drive Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-1211 www.aurorahealthcare.org Hospice Advantage 951 Main St. Suite 120 Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 864-4145 www.hospiceadvantage.com Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group – Union Grove 1120 Main Street Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-4424 careers.mywheaton.jobs INSURANCE Community Insurance Services 1500 Main Street Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-3763 www.communitystatebank.net www.uniongrovechamber.org

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Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce Members Hartlage Insurance Agency & Tina’s Tax Service 1200 Main Street Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-5901 Rural Mutual Insurance Company 1701 Main Street Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-2418 www.ruralins.com State Farm Insurance 1125 Main Street Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-4404 www.johnkurhajec.com

MANUFACTURING & PRODUCTION American Roller 1440 – 13th Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-2445 www.americanroller.com

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Bixby-Hansen American Legion 1027 New Street Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-3323

KITCHEN CABINETS & EQUIPMENT HOUSEHOLD Gateway Kitchen and Bath 1024 – 10th Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-2442

Coleman Tool and Manufacturing Corporation 1625 Leider Drive Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-4330 www.Colemantool.com

Life Choices Inc. 340 W Pine St. Burlington, WI (262) 763-4871 www.LifeChoicescpr.org

LANDSCAPING Lawn Pros, Inc. 527 – 200th Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-9678 www.mylawnpros.com

Grove Concrete & Supply 18426 Durand Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-2030 www.groveconcrete.com

LAUNDROMAT The Laundry Station 1000 Main Street, Suite B Union Grove, WI 53182 thelaundrystation.findalaundry.org

Grove Gear 1524 15th Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-1221 www.grovegear.com

LEGAL SERVICES Bass Law Offices, SC 1000 Main Street Suite D P.O. Box 61 Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 835-0555 www.basslawoffices.com

M&W Shops, Inc. 21209 Durand Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-4220 www.multivacinc.com

JEWELRY Fortier Jewelers 1129 Main Street Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-9185

LUMBER SUPPLIES Union Grove Lumber & True Value Hardware 1024 – 10th Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-1214

MOTORCYCLE & MOTOR SCOOTER DEALERS Schauer Power Center 1621 Main Street P.O. Box 186 Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-3344 www.schauerpower.com

Racine County Agriculture Society Inc. 19805 Durand Ave PO BOX 104 Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-3895 www.racinecountyfair.com

Wisconsin Veterans Home – Union Grove 21425G Spring Street Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-6700 www.dva.state.wi.us OFFICE EQUIPTMENT & SUPPLIES Acme Office Equipment 1011 Main Street Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-3553 www.acmecopier.com OPTICAL SERVICES Wegner Vision Clinic 1120 Grove Avenue Racine, WI 53405 (262) 637-7917 www.wegnervision.com

Union Grove Lodge 288 Free/Accepted Masons of Wisconsin 1021 – 11th Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-1494 wisc-freemasonry.org

PET BOARDING Playmate Kennel 1213 51st Drive Union Grove, WI 53182 878-1550 playmatekennels andstables.com

NURSING HOMES – SKILLED NURSING FACILITY Oak Ridge Care Center 1400 – 8th Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-2788 www.oakridgecarecenter.com

PHOTOGRAPHY Creative Captures 1106 Main Street Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 939-7427 www.ccpseniors.com

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Yorkville & Mt. Pleasant Mutual Insurance 901 Main Street P.O. Box 35 Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-5300

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Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce Members Gigi’s Joy Photograhy, LLC 19030 Plank Road Union Grove, WI 53182 www.gigisjoy.com PLUMBING CONTRACTORS Mr. Rooter Plumbing 2524 S. 76th Street Franksville, WI 53177 (262) 835-7785 Mr. Rooter.com PRESS/PUBLICATIONS/RADIO Westine Report Southern Lakes Newspapers 1102 Ann Street Delavan, WI 53115 (262) 728-3411 www.MyRacineCounty.com PROPERTY LEASING & MANAGEMENT Backwoods Storage 735 Commerce Drive Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-3500 Fonk’s Home Center 15941 Durand Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-1350 www.fonkshomecenter.com Pyramid Management Group 19116 Spring Street Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-5760 PUBLIC RELATIONS Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce 925 – 15th Avenue PO Box 44 Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-4606 www.uniongrovechamber.org RACE TRACKS Great Lakes Dragaway 18411 – 1st Street Box 7 Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-3783 www.greatlakesdragaway.com RECREATIONAL VEHICLES & CAMPER DEALERS Burlington RV Superstore 390 Sylvania Avenue Sturtevant , WI 53177 (262) 321-2500 www.burlingtonrv.com

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RECREATIONAL VEHICLES & CAMPERS STORAGE Schauer Equipment Co. 951 Commerce Drive P.O. Box 114 Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-1515 REHABILITATION SERVICES Alliant Physical Therapy 4380 67th Drive Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-9851 www.alliantpt.com RESTAURANTS Country Rose Bakery & Cafe 19319 Washington Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-5474 Ironwood Chophouse & Saloon 20715 Durand Ave Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-3033 www.ironwoodsaloon.com McDonald’s 835 15th Ave. Union Grove, WI 53182 878-1208 Michaels on the Lake 3101 Eagle Road Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-3313 michaelsonthelakewi.com Old Settler’s Bowling Center 1500 – 15th Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-3709 www.oldsettlersbowl.com Union Grove Dairy Queen 1600 – 15th Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-3930

H&R Block 1000 Main Street, Unit F Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-1441 www.hrblock.com TOURIST & SIGHTSEEING Information/Attractions Real Racine 14015 Washington Avenue Sturtevant, WI 53177 (262) 884-6400 www.racine.org TRAVEL AGENCIES Community Travel Agency 1500 Main Street Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-3351 www.communitytravelonline.com Easy Dream Vacations Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 806-7815 www.easydreamvacations.com

SIGNS & BANNERS Sign Resource 4249 E. Windlake Road Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 534-5900 thesignresource.com

TROPHIES, PLAQUES, & MEDALS Ruma Sports 1000 Main Street, Suite A Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-1067 www.ruma-sports.com

TAX PREPARATION Expert Tax Solutions, Inc. 1127 Prairie Drive, Ste. 100 Racine, WI 53406 (262) 884-9980 www.eichnertax.com

VETERINARIANS Animal Hospital of Union Grove 4414 Schoen Road Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-3333 www.ahug.myvetonline.com

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WASTE RECYCLING & DISPOSAL SERVICE Mercury Waste Solutions 21211 Durand Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-2599 www.MWSI.com Stericycle, Inc. 14035 Leetsbir Road Sturtevant , WI 53177 (866) 783-7422 WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT Meredith’s Culligan Water Conditioning 1531 – 13th Avenue P.O. Box 373 Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 878-1161 www.meredithculligan.com WEB SITE DESIGN LDH Web Services Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 806-7815 www.ldhweb.com WILDLIFE CONTROL Born Trapping Services 1309 71st Drive Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 939-9957 www.borntrappingservices.com


UNION GROVE FARMERS’ MARKET Since its beginning in the fall of 2011, the Union Grove Farmers Market has been “growing” (pun intended). The season runs from early June to midOctober. The Farmers Market is open every Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine, cold or hot. The location is the Village Square on Highway 45 at 10th Avenue and Main Street. Our vendors have offered all kinds of garden produce in season; plus honey, apples and cider, blueberries, cherries and

blackberries, seasoned chips and salsa, spice blends and cooking mixes, homemade chocolate candies, kettle corn popped on site, birdhouses and other country crafts. A weekly Bake Sale is a tasty new addition to the market, and is a fundraising opportunity for area non-profit organizations. Whenever possible, singers and musicians will showcase their talent at 4 p.m. at this local venue. The public is invited to bring a lawn chair to sit and enjoy

a relaxing hour in the park before or after shopping at the Farmers Market. The Union Grove Farmers Market is a joint project of the Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Union Grove Community Development Authority (CDA). Please visit www.uniongrovechamber.org or www.uniongrove.net to access the vendor application and bake sale registration, or to request a date on the entertainment schedule.

‘Back to the Past’ car show The “Back to the Past” car show is an event that engulfs the entire Village of Union Grove. Attracting people from all over southeastern Wisconsin, it showcases the newly renovated streets, sidewalks and businesses while providing a day of fun for the entire family. At this annual event, the second Saturday of August, Main Street comes to life with the sounds of 50s and 60s music, the roar and rumble of Hot Rods, muscle cars, motorcycles, trucks and tractors. Dash Plaques are given to the first 200 entries. Brought to you by Maximum Security Systems and the Village of Union Grove. For more information contact Tiger Heberling at (262) 939-2160 or go to www. maxsecuritysys.com.

Bowling Battle of the Businesses In March, the businesses in the area have a rare opportunity to face off in our Bowling Battle of the Businesses. There is a lot of competition to win the bragging rights as well as the traveling trophy. Thirty-two teams compete in two shifts on a Saturday afternoon and evening. This is a fun event as well as fundraiser. www.uniongrovechamber.org

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earby in the Town of Dover, veterans have found a great place to call home with the establishment in 2002 of the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Union Grove on the Southern Center Campus. The original buildings on the campus were built for Southern Wisconsin Center for the Developmentally Disabled (current name) in 1919. At its peak in 1959 SWC was home for 1,595 people. As of January 2008, SWC cared for 206 people from 18 counties. The Center provides a wide

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variety of programs and services designed to assist and prepare individuals to live successfully in the setting that best meets their needs. Fairchild Hall and Shemanske Hall were the first two SWC buildings converted for the Wisconsin Veterans Home. It was followed by the construction of Gates Hall for assisted living; Boland Hall, 120-bed skilled nursing facility; and Maurer Hall, activity center. Also on the campus is a VA Clinic to provide outpatient medical care services, including pharmacy support. A Veteran’s

Assistance Program helps homeless vets with vocational training, education and life skills in a structured living environment. The adjacent Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery was dedicated in 1998. It encompasses 35 acres of scenic countryside and has another 70 acres for expansion. The Department of Corrections opened the Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center on the campus in 1989. The minimum and medium security institution readies women inmates for a return to the community.

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Town of Yorkville The Town of Yorkville is a rural area of homes, farmland and businesses with a population of more than 3,300 residents located in the south central part of Racine County. The town has 52 miles of roads that are cleared and maintained by Racine County Public Works Department. The post offices of Union Grove 53182, Sturtevant 53177, and Franksville 53126 serve the area. The town is the home of the Racine County Fair held in July. The Modine-Benstead Observatory on the corner of Highway A and 63rd Drive has public night open houses. The Ives Grove Golf Links just west of Interstate 94 on Highway 20 is a 27-hole link-style course. Learn more about these attractions by visiting www.townofyorkville.com and clicking on the link provided under that menu choice. Yorkville’s history The Town of Yorkville was organized by the Wisconsin State Legislature on Feb. 7, 1842, and included what are now parts of the Towns of Raymond, Norway and Dover. In 1846, the Town of Yorkville was incorporated with 36 sections with borders of Two Mile Road, Interstate 94, County Line Road and Raynor Avenue. By 1893, the area known as Union Grove filed for incorporation and left the township.

Town of Paris

Paris is located in Kenosha County, south of Union Grove. There has been a long tradition of trade, commerce and social interaction between the two communities. In the early days most of the businesses were located in Paris Corners, (Highway 45 and Highway 142). The Town of Paris is also well known for two items of historical interest; the Town Hall lights the Civil War Monument every night. Dedicated in 1866, it was the first Civil War monument erected in the State of Wisconsin. The Schaefer Mammoth, on display at the Kenosha Public Museum, was excavated from the Schaefer Farm in the Town of Paris in 1993-94. Present day businesses are scattered throughout the Town of Paris which borders Interstate 94. Mars Cheese Castle and Bobby Nelson’s Cheese Market attract many visitors. Cars have been racing at Great Lakes Dragaway, located on Highway KR, since 1955. Kenosha Beef International celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2011. Pheasant Run, operated by Waste Management, is the largest landfill in the area.

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The Village of Union Grove welcomes you to our community. Union Grove is ideally located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 45 and Wisconsin Highway 11, only five miles west of Interstate 94. Putting it plainly, the Village of Union Grove is a great place to live. Our schools are top-notch, our people are friendly and we always have something interesting going on in the community. Our summers feature incredible car shows, the street dance, a wonderful Fourth of July Parade and we’re the proud host of the Racine County Fair. Check out our Farmers Market in the Village Square or join one of our recreational leagues. No matter where you are in town, you’re within minutes of a grocery store, pharmacy, church of your choice and several establishments serving up great food. Businesses find this the perfect location to distribute products or provide services to a tri-county area. Residents enjoy the safety and friendliness of small-town living, with easy access to major-league sports and entertainment in the nearby cities of Milwaukee and Chicago. Many families move here because of the quality of the schools. We invite you to browse our site (www.uniongrove.net) and learn more about Union Grove – a growing community with small town charm. Sincerely,

Michael Aimone Village President

Town of Dover

The Town of Dover surrounds beautiful Eagle Lake, for fishing, and boating. Michael’s on the Lake has banquet facilities and a patio to enjoy dining by lake. There are several restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The town’s boat launch is on Minnetonka Drive, a park located on Highway 11 east of Highway J and the Racine County park/boat launch is on Church Road. Veterans Park is on Highway 11 west of Eagle Road and several Veterans facilities are located on Highway C. The Betterment Committee holds their annual hometown picnic in August, tree lighting ceremony with caroling by the Kansasville School choir in December and an Ice Fishing Tournament in February. There are several manufacturing plants and various other businesses. www.uniongrovechamber.org

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WINTER Recreation The Grove SnoHawk Snowmobile Club is a non-profit organization that has been dedicated to supporting and promoting the sport of snowmobiling in Racine County for nearly 40 years. Along with the annual installation and maintenance of approximately 50 miles of some of the best riding trails in southeastern Wisconsin, the SnoHawks take pride in giving back to their community. For nearly as long as the club has been in existence, they’ve provided safety education to more than 1,600 snowmobilers through a Department of Natural Resources certified snowmobile safety course held annually in late November. Along with the many opportunities to volunteer on the club’s trail committee, there are several social events sponsored by the SnoHawks. Whether it’s the Spring Fling fundraiser, the annual “club trip” up north, or the impromptu ride on SnoHawk trails, there are ample possibilities to connect with others who love the sport of snowmobiling by being a member of the club. For more information on joining the Grove SnoHawk Snowmobile club, or to register for the DNR safety course, contact Dan Schauer at dschauer2@wi.rr.com.

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The Racine Astronomical Society was established in 1956. Membership is open to anyone interested in astronomy. The Modine-Benstead Observatory is located four miles west of Interstate 94 at the intersection of County Highway A and 63rd Drive in the Town of Yorkville. The Modine Benstead Observatory includes two domed observatories as part of the facility, which house a 16-inch and a 14-inch telescope. Public night open house events are held monthly from April through October and there is no charge for admission or parking. They have the observatory telescopes open and many of the club’s members will have their telescopes available to view through. Your many questions are expected and welcomed, since part of the club’s mission is to educate and inspire each of you to participate in the world of amateur astronomy. The night of an open house there will be a message on the observatory answering machine if the skies are cloudy. For more information visit www.rasastro.org.

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PARKS The Village of Union Grove has 13 designated park areas within the village limits. Leider Park (8th Avenue and High Street) has bathroom facilities, pavilion and soccer field as well as playground equipment. American Legion Memorial Park (7th Avenue and Main Street) is the new home of our dog park with a sledding hill in the winter. Village Square (Main Street and 10th Avenue); this is the location of the Village Christmas Tree and the Union Grove Farmers Market. Ryan Moe Michael Young Park located off of 67th Drive has playground equipment and bathroom facilities, along with a football field. School Yard Park- on the historic site of Union Grove Elementary School (14th Avenue at New Street) has a brand new concession stand, bathroom facilities and several baseball diamonds as well as playground equipment. Lauer Wildlife Preserve located in the Fox Creek subdivision is the home of Whitetail Lake. Other parks are Old Settlers County Park (Highway 11); 12th & Vine Park; 18th Avenue Park and Indian Trail Park (New Street); Martin’s Pond; Woods Park and Bufton Park. Two rustic walking trails can also be found in the Village; Eagle Trail which connects Ryan Moe Michael Young Park and Lauer Wildlife Preserve, and Woods Park Trail (Commerce Drive).

OTHER PARKS Lake, Dover Town of Dover Park – Highway 11, 1/2 mile east of Highway J, Dover Samuel Skewes Memorial Park – 15084 Spring Street, Yorkville Eagle Lake County Park / Minnetonka Drive Boat Ramp – Eagle, west of Dover Richard Bong State Recreation Area 26313 Burlington Road, Kansasville (262) 878-5600

RECREATION Department

The Village of Union Grove Recreation Department offers many programs year-round to the residents of the community. From youth sporting programs to seminars for adults of all ages, there’s something for everyone. From December to March, the Recreation and Parks Department offers basketball for the youth grades kindergarten to eighth grade. From May to the beginning of July, it offers a youth T-ball/coach pitch program and a girl’s softball program. The ever-popular soccer program runs from July to November. The department offers spirit team sessions, tumbling classes, Tae Kwon Do, exercise classes and many seminars/classes for all ages in the community room of the Municipal Center. There is always something going on for everyone. For more information, contact Kim Terpstra, recreation director, at (262) 902-7917 or kterpstra@uniongrove.net. Information can also be found on local cable channel 25 and online at www.uniongrove.net.

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he American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life has been described as a “huge compassionate support group” – a place where friends, family and loved ones join to celebrate and to honor those who have lost the battle. Relay For Life involves teams of up to 15 people who take turns walking or running around a track/path over a 14-hour period. A party-like atmosphere prevails as team members enjoy music, food, a silent auction, entertainment and other fun activities while building camaraderie with fellow teammates and participants. Money is raised through team and individual fundraising, Relay For Life of Union Grove is typically held on the last Friday in May, where hundreds of team members walk the grounds at the Racine County Fairgrounds, celebrating and remembering. In the 17 years that Union Grove has participated in Relay For Life, our community has raised more than $725,000 towards the fight against cancer. But Relay For Life is more than just a fundraiser. It’s a lifechanging experience. Relay for Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported and that one day cancer will be eliminated. Please help us FINISH THE FIGHT! For information, call Nancy Suhr at (262) 939-2990, or visit the Relay For Life of Union Grove website at www.relayforlife.org/ uniongrove.wi.

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GOVERNMENT COMMUNITY An elected president governs the Village of Union Grove with six elected trustees. These positions are considered part-time. The village administrator is a full-time position, overseen by the Village Board. A chairman and two to four trustees govern the surrounding townships of Yorkville, Dover, Raymond and Paris.

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Municipal Center 925 15th Ave. (262) 878-1818 www.uniongrove.net • Recreation Department (262) 902-7917 • Public Works (262) 878-9301 • Wastewater Treatment Plant (262) 878-2387

1215 Main St., Union Grove (262) 878-2910 www.uniongrove.lib.wi.us

TOWN OF YORKVILLE 925 15th Ave., Union Grove (262) 878-2123 www.townofyorkville.com

TOWN OF DOVER

FIRE DEPARTMENT • EMERGENCY – CALL 911

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Paris Fire Department ........................... (262) 859-3009

County Clerk........... (262) 636-3121

Raymond Center Fire Department............. (262) 835-1687

TOWN OF RAYMOND

Kansasville Fire Department ........................... (262) 878-3811

TOWN OF PARIS

Non-emergency number: Racine County Sheriff’s Department............. (262) 636-3211

Non-emergency numbers: Union Grove/Yorkville Fire Department............. (262) 878-4181

4110 S. Beaumont Ave., Kansasville (262) 878-2200 www.townofdoverwi.com 2255 76th St., Franksville (262) 835-4426 www.raymondtownof.com

POLICE – EMERGENCY CALL 911

Courthouse............. (262) 636-3371

Emergency Management ........................... (262) 636-3515 Planning & Development ........................... (262) 886-8470 Register of Deeds......(262) 636-3208 Veterans Services......(262) 767-2900

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FAITH COMMUNITY ASSEMBLY OF GOD

CHURCH OF GOD

BAPTIST

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

Raymond Baptist Church 8638 W. Highway K, Franksville (262) 878-5133

LUTHERAN

Union Grove Baptist Church 417 15th Avenue, Union Grove (262) 878-1264

CATHOLIC

St. Francis Xavier Parish 1704 240th Avenue, Kansasville (262) 878-2267 St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 1501 172nd Avenue, Union Grove (262) 859-2484 St. Mary Catholic Church 23211 Church Road, Kansasville (262) 878-1762 St. Robert Bellarmine Church 3320 S Colony Avenue, Union Grove (262) 878-3476

Union Grove Church of God 614 11th Avenue, Union Grove (262) 878-4920 Union Grove Congregation 14509 Braun Road, Sturtevant (262) 878-9331 North Cape Lutheran ELCA 2644 Raynor Avenue, Franksville (262) 835-2206 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 1610 Main Street, Union Grove 262) 878-2600 www.stpaulsug.org Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church 2908 S Colony Avenue, Union Grove, (262) 878-4156 www.trinityug.org

Yorkville United Methodist Church 17645 Old Yorkville Road, Union Grove (262) 878-2388 www.yumc.org

UNITED METHODIST

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

Union Grove United Methodist Church 906 12th Avenue, Union Grove (262) 878-1590 www.uniongroveumc.com

Raymond Community Church UCC 8217 W. Highway G, Franksville (262) 835-2157

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EDUCATION The Union Grove Area has an excellent public school system. There are four K-8 elementary schools (Union Grove, Raymond, Paris, Kansasville and Yorkville) that feed into Union Grove Union High School, which features an extensive Advanced Placement program, athletics, academics, fine arts and more. At Union Grove High School the Bronco Booster Club actively supports high school sporting activities and organizes the annual Homecoming parade. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to join. In addition, the Union Grove Area Fine Arts Foundation sponsors variety show/art show and provides student scholarships to fine arts summer camps. There are numerous post-secondary educational opportunities in the area as well. Gateway Technical College serves the tri-county area of Racine, Kenosha and Walworth counties, with campuses conveniently located throughout the area. University of Wisconsin-Parkside is located on a scenic campus between Racine and Kenosha. Carthage College is a private college located on Lake Michigan in Kenosha. Shepherds Collage is a post-secondary educational program for young adults with intellectual disabilities.

UNION GROVE UNION HIGH SCHOOL 3433 S. Colony Avenue, Union Grove (262) 878-2434 www.ug.k12.wi.us

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS UNION GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1745 Milldrum St., Union Grove (262) 878-2015 www.uges.k12.wi.us

BRIGHTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1200 248th Avenue, Kansasville (262) 878-2191 www.brighton.k12.wi.us

KANSASVILLE GRADE SCHOOL 4101 S. Beaumont Avenue, Kansasville (262) 878-3773 www.kansasville.org

YORKVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

PROVIDENCE CATHOLIC SCHOOL – EAST CAMPUS (Grades K-4) 1481 172nd Avenue, Union Grove (262) 859-2007 www.providencecatholicschool.org

PROVIDENCE CATHOLIC SCHOOL – WEST CAMPUS (Grades 5-8) 1714 240th Avenue, Kansasville (262) 878-2713 www.providencecatholicschool.org

POST SECONDARY

18621 Washington Avenue, Union Grove (262) 878-3759 www.yorkville.k12.wi.us

GATEWAY TECHNICAL COLLEGE

RAYMOND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE

UNION GROVE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

CARTHAGE COLLEGE

PARIS CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL

SHEPHERDS COLLEGE

2659 S. 76th Street, Franksville (262) 835-2929 www.raymond.k12.wi.us 409 15th Avenue, Union Grove (262) 878-1265 www.ugbccs.org 1901 176th Avenue, Kenosha (262) 859-2350 www.paris.k12.wi.us

(800) 247-7122 www.gtc.edu

900 Wood Road, Kenosha (262) 595-2345 www.uwp.edu

2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha (262) 551-8500 www.carthage.edu 1805 15th Avenue, Union Grove (262) 878-5620 www.shepherdsministries.org www.uniongrovechamber.org

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SHEPHERDS COLLEGE

Union Grove is home to a cutting edge, post-secondary educational program for young adults with intellectual disabilities – Shepherds College. Shepherds College is the first school of its kind in the country. Through a combination of life skills development, in-depth training in either Horticulture or Culinary Arts and supported living on a residential campus. Shepherds College prepares students to achieve Appropriate Independence – a level of self-sufficiency that is aligned with individual strengths and guided by Christian values – with the ultimate goal of integrating these students into their communities after graduation

from the program. Started in 2008 with five students, Shepherds College now teaches 58 students from 19 different states and three foreign countries. Tours of Shepherds College can be arranged by calling Chris Wright at (262) 878-6351 or Brian Canright at (262) 878-6365. You’ll have the opportunity to meet staff, visit with students, and see the unique program in action. Learn more about Shepherds College by visiting their website at www.shepherdscollege.edu or by following them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or their blog, Time to Fly.

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Union Grove’s central location makes it the ideal place to live for active families and individuals. Less than 10 miles from the Interstate, it’s only a 30-mile drive north to Milwaukee or a 70mile drive south to Chicago. Here’s just a sampling of some of the offerings available – and it will take less than a half-tank of gas to get there!

OUR NEIGHBORS UNION GROVE (0 MILES)

RACINE (15 MILES)

LAKE GENEVA (28 MILES)

• Great Lakes Dragaway 878-3783 • Racine County Fair 878-3895 • Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery

• Great Lakes Sailing Charters 637-4001 • Old Engine House No. 3 Museum 637-1369 • Racine Art Museum 638-8300 • Racine Theater Guild 633-4218 • Racine Zoo 636-9189 • Wind Point Lighthouse 639-5432

• Lake Geneva Balloon Company 206-3975 • Sunbird Balloons 933-6359

YORKVILLE (4 MILES) • Modine Benstead Observatory (262) 878-2774

KANSASVILLE (6 MILES) • Bong State Recreation Area 878-5600

WIND LAKE (16 MILES) • Heg Memorial Park (west of Highway 36 on Park Road)

CALEDONIA (17 MILES)

RAYMOND (10 MILES)

• 1888 Bohemian Schoolhouse 636-3926

• 7 Mile Fair 838-2177 • Paintball Sam’s 895-3070

GREENDALE (20 MILES)

BURLINGTON (12 MILES) • Aquaducks water ski show on Brown’s Lake (www.aquaducks.org) • Burlington Historical Museum 767-2884 • Fischer Park Beach 763-8446 • Malt House Theater 763-9873 • Spinning Top Museum 763-3946 • TraXside Skating 763-4410

• Reiman Publications Visitor Center (414) 423-3080

PLEASANT PRAIRIE (21 MILES) • Jelly Belly Center Tour (866) 868-7522

EAST TROY (23 MILES) • Green Meadows Farm 534-2891 • Ski, golf, outdoor concerts at Alpine Valley Resort 642-7374 • East Troy Electric Railroad 642-3263 • Kettle Moraine State Forest 594-6200

EAGLE (29 MILES) • Kettle Moraine Ranch 594-2122 • Old World Wisconsin 594-6300 • Swinging W Ranch 594-2416

MILWAUKEE (32 MILES) • Harley-Davidson Museum (414) 343-4056 • Betty Brinn Children’s Museum (414) 390-5437 • Miller Brewing Company Tour (800) 944-5483 • Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers (800) 933-7890 • Milwaukee County Zoo (414) 771-5500 • Potawatomi Bingo & Casino (800) 729-7244

ELKHORN (36 MILES) • Webster House Museum 723-4248 • Watson’s Wild West Museum 723-7505

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HERE TODAY. HERE TOMORROW. LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1903 For generations we’ve enjoyed a special relationship with our customers and the communities we serve. While turmoil in the financial community over the past several years has forced some banks to close, merge, or look out-of-state or even out of the country for new direction, Community State Bank remains a locally owned and operated independent community bank.

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