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What’s next for Highway KR?

As public opinion – and controversy – swirls around the Foxconn Technology Group’s planned manufacturing complex in southwestern Mount Pleasant, work continues on a number of infrastructure improvements that surround the project. Among the most Read More

Blandin Phonograph - for Gadgets and Geeks 6-2019
Gadgets & Geeks

Frederick Blandin and the phonograph

A Racine letter carrier’s interest in woodworking became a lifelong career that played a role in the early days of the auto industry and what is now home entertainment. Frederick Blandin (1862-1927) started a part-time Read More

von Schrader exterior 2019
Gadgets & Geeks

Rench, von Schrader and clean carpets

A pair of Racine entrepreneurs turned an unwanted business into a global success that lives on today. Back in 1935, Francis von Schrader (1904-1992) and Harry D. (H.D.) Rench (1901-1980) worked at electric appliance maker Read More

LCVP - landing craft photo
Gadgets & Geeks

Twin Disc and its role in D-Day

June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day – a key event in World War II. Starting that day, wave after wave of Allied troops (approximately 156,000) invaded the Axis-held beaches of Normandy, France. A Read More