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Posted on: November 1, 2023

Kenosha County Caregiver Coalition to offer Family Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon

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In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month, the Kenosha County Caregiver Coalition is offering a free luncheon for family caregivers.

November is an important time to honor and recognize those who often go unnoticed yet have taken on the extra resp...

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: April 12, 2023

Healthcare Decisions Day event set for April 21

Graphic: National Healthcare Decisions Day Event on Friday, April 21, 2023

“Who will speak on our behalf about medical care if we cannot speak for ourselves?" asked Helen Sampson, Quality Coordinator with the ADRC and member of the Kenosha County Care Transition Coalition, “It is one of the things we actually can control. B...

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: December 16, 2022

Now drug-free, man finds success in Kenosha County Treatment Court

John Tibbetts poses for a photo with Judge David Wilk

John Tibbetts has now been drug-free for as long as any time since he was a teenager.

And at age 45, with a long history of substance use and resultant run-ins with the law, that’s no small thing.

Earlier this week, he took the next step in his ne...

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Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: October 24, 2022

Oct. 29 Drug Take Back Day events to include Narcan training

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events will be held at two Kenosha County locations this Saturday, Oct. 29, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

The events will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, ...

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: October 7, 2022

Service enhancements provide dedicated hotlines for crisis, child protective services calls

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Effective Oct. 1, 2022, Kenosha Human Development Services (KHDS) expanded services to the community with two separate programs:

  • The Crisis Program in the Crisis Prevention Center provides mental health services to individuals (children and...
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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Kenosha County ADRC showcasing play about Alzheimer's

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Please join the Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center, the National Alzheimer’s Association and Garrett Davis Productions for "Unforgettable," a heart-warming, honest and humorous play about a family thrust into managing ...

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Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Kenosha, Racine County executives partner on Overdose Awareness Day event

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave joined together Wednesday, Aug. 30, on International Overdose Awareness Day to highlight the tragic impact that opioids have had on both counties, as well as the acti...

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Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: August 30, 2022

Kenosha County provides over 400 Narcan packs during Human Services on the Go

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In an effort to provide more visibility of behavioral health services within the community, the Kenosha County Division of Aging, Disability & Behavioral Health Services in partnership with Kenosha County Public Health offered a mobile human services ...

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Kenosha County to host ‘Human Services on the Go’ in local neighborhoods

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The Kenosha County Division of Aging, Disability & Behavioral Health Services in partnership with Kenosha County Public Health will offer a mobile human services unit, “Human Services on the Go,” at events this Friday and in August...

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Kenosha County collects over 1,800 pounds of medication during Drug Take Back Day

Samantha Kerkman, Kari Foss and Kristan Binninger at the 2022 Drug Take Back event

The local efforts of National Drug Take Back Day on April 30, 2022, helped collect 1,883 pounds of medications, both prescribed and over-the-counter, Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today. 

The events, held at five locations ac...

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Kenosha County to hold events for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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On Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kenosha County residents can visit various locations throughout the county to safely dispose of unneeded medications, undergo life-saving NARCAN training and learn more about local behavioral health resources ...

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Kenosha County ADRC offers NEW online class to help you Stand Up and Move More

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The Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center is now accepting registrations for Stand Up & Move More, a free online workshop.

Did you know that too much sitting can increase your risk for numerous chronic conditions including heart disease, ...

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News

News Flash

Posted on: February 21, 2024

Community survey on addiction stigma remains open to public; now also available in Spanish

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A community survey on addiction that is part of a nationwide anti-stigma initiative remains open to Kenosha County residents, now also with an option to complete the questionnaire in Spanish.

The Kenosha County Substance Abuse Coalition is one of over 100 ...

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View News Release Behavioral Health News
Posted on: January 12, 2024

Kenosha County Substance Abuse Coalition, Addiction Policy Forum launch survey on addiction

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The Kenosha County Substance Abuse Coalition, one of over 100 pilot sites that have partnered with Addiction Policy Forum to launch a nationwide Anti-Stigma Initiative, has launched a community survey. 

This survey will provide a better understand...

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View News Release Behavioral Health News
Posted on: December 21, 2023

Kenosha County Substance Abuse Coalition selected as pilot site for Anti-Stigma Initiative

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The Kenosha County Substance Abuse Coalition has been selected as a pilot site for the nationwide Anti-Stigma Initiative launched by the Addiction Policy Forum, the coalition announced today. 

The Addiction Policy Forum Anti-Stigma Initiative incl...

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View News Release Behavioral Health News
Posted on: October 23, 2023

Local Drug Take Back Day events to be held throughout Kenosha County on Oct. 28

Photo of medications in a box at a Drug Take Back Day event

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events will be held at four Kenosha County locations Saturday, Oct. 28, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

The events will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at these sites:

  • Probation and Parole Office, 1...
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View News Release Behavioral Health News
Posted on: June 27, 2023

Kenosha County sees new string of suspected overdose deaths; updated 2022 total ties prior record

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Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall is reporting another recent series of suspected drug overdose deaths, as well as updated figures that indicate 2022 has tied the county’s previous annual record for toxicity deaths.

“These ne...

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View News Release Behavioral Health News
Posted on: April 25, 2023

Drug Take Back Day events result in hundreds of pounds collected, at least one life saved

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Local efforts on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day helped to collect roughly 1,500 pounds of unused medications, organizers announced today.

Furthermore, county officials learned that Narcan that was distributed at one of Saturday’s two lo...

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View News Release Behavioral Health News
Posted on: April 19, 2023

Local Drug Take Back Day events to be held Saturday in Kenosha, Bristol

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events will be held at two Kenosha County locations this Saturday, April 22, County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Sheriff David Zoerner announced today.

The events will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the newly r...

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View News Release Behavioral Health News

News Flash

Posted on: February 9, 2024

Willowbrook Assisted Living announces hiring of new manager

Amber Mucklin, Willowbrook Manager

Kenosha County’s Willowbrook Assisted Living has a new manager on board, Administrator Lynda Bogdala announced today. 

Amber Mucklin comes to Willowbrook from her previous role as Business Office Manager at The Sheridan at Green Oaks, an assisted ...

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View News Release Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: November 27, 2023

Coffee & Cocoa with Kerkman, carolers to be held Thursday at Brookside Care Center

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman will host her first Coffee & Cocoa with Kerkman event of the season from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. this Thursday Nov. 30, at Brookside Care Center.

Coffee & Cocoa with Kerkman is an opportunity for people to meet ...

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Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: November 21, 2023

Brookside Care Center now accepting memory care referrals, other long-term care applications

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Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center is now accepting referrals for memory care, as well as all other long-term care applications, Administrator Lynda Bogdala announced today.

Earlier this fall, increased staffing and other structural changes a...

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View News Release Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: September 26, 2023

Brookside Care Center to host open house this Thursday

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Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center will host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 28.

This is an opportunity for the public to tour the award-winning skilled nursing facility, and it comes as Brookside is accepting applications...

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View News Release Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: August 17, 2023

Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center now accepting long-term care applications

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Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center now has beds available for long-term Medicaid and memory care and is accepting residency applications, Administrator Lynda Bogdala announced today.

“Our staffing levels are now allowing us to admit...

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View News Release Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: July 21, 2023

Milwaukee Dancing Grannies entertain residents at Brookside

Photo of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies posing with a Brookside resident

In a nursing home, there’s nothing unusual about seeing plenty of grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and even great-great-grandmothers.

But some very special Grannies paid a visit to Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center on Thursday.

The...

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Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: July 7, 2023

Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center highlights employment opportunities

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Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center is actively recruiting for a variety of employee positions, Administrator Lynda Bogdala announced today.

Positions available include Certified Nursing Assistants, Nurses of all experience levels and Environm...

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View News Release Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: February 13, 2023

Brookside staff celebrate Black History Month

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Staff at Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center gathered recently for a festive, lunchtime celebration of Black History Month. 

And if you left hungry, you must have been at the wrong event.

“That’s what you call ethni...

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Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: January 12, 2023

Brookside to host open interview events for several employment positions

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Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center will host open interview employment events next week as it is actively recruiting for a host of positions, Administrator Lynda Bogdala announced today.

Available positions include Resident Assistant, Certifi...

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View News Release Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: September 27, 2022

Brookside Care Center offering new incentives to successful CNA applicants

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Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center is now participating in a state program that offers educational support and cash incentives to successful certified nursing assistant applicants.

The WisCaregiver program provides free training to candidates...

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Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Brookside Care Center, Willowbrook Assisted Living offering employment incentives

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Kenosha County is now offering increased wages and employee referral bonuses in an effort to fill vacant positions at Brookside Care Center and Willowbrook Assisted Living, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

Under a plan studied over recent...

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View News Release Brookside Care Center News

News Flash

Posted on: December 9, 2023

DCFS staff serve community with annual Feed 100 Families Food Drive

Photo of Youth Justice staff members with trophy

A friendly competition among staff in Kenosha County’s Division of Children and Family Services is again putting food on the table for local families in need. 

The Feed 100 Families Food Drive contest, held Friday, is holiday season trad...

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Children and Family Services News
Posted on: October 10, 2023

Kenosha County Summer Youth Employment Program wraps up 2023 season

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Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program completed its 15th season recently, coming to an official close with the Oct. 4 dedication of two murals that were created by student workers.

In this year’s program, 129 at-risk youth wo...

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Children and Family Services News
Posted on: October 5, 2023

Kenosha County DCFS employees receive honors from Child Advocacy Center

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The Children’s Wisconsin Kenosha County Child Advocacy Center recently honored two county staff members with awards for their efforts to protect children who are endangered by the presence of drugs in their homes.

Al Smith and Jean Abell, are Ini...

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Children and Family Services News
Posted on: July 28, 2023

Kenosha County to mark National Night Out with events on Tuesday, Aug. 1

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Kenosha County is coordinating National Night Out events at five locations this coming Tuesday, Aug. 1, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today. 

All events will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. and will include free food, games, activities, pri...

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View News Release Children and Family Services News
Posted on: April 29, 2023

Kim Kurklis honored as 2023 Connie Reyes Award winner

Kim Kurklis speaks at the 2023 Connie Reyes Award ceremony

A renowned advocate for children with special needs in the Kenosha Unified School District is the recipient of the 2023 Connie Reyes Award for Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.

Kim Kurklis received the honors Thursday at the Kenosha County ...

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View News Release Children and Family Services News
Posted on: March 28, 2023

Pinwheel display to honor children involved in cases of abuse, neglect

Photo of pinwheels in Job Center lawn

The public is invited to join this Saturday, April 1, in the planting of pinwheels in the lawn outside the Kenosha County Job Center to commemorate National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

Pinwheels representing each child in Kenosha County who w...

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View News Release Children and Family Services News
Posted on: December 23, 2022

DCFS food drive a friendly competition to help families in need

Group photo of Youth Justice staff members with food drive trophy

Staff from Kenosha County’s Division of Children and Family Services this holiday season again exercised their creativity and generosity for a good cause. 

In the annual Feed 100 Families food drive event held earlier this month, DCFS wo...

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Children and Family Services News
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program marks another season of success

County Executive Samantha Kerkman talks with Summer Youth Employment Program participants

Some put their paychecks in the bank to save up for necessary life expenses as they become adults. Others help their families to get by. And, of course, some like to use their hard-earned money to treat themselves a bit.

No matter how they approach it, par...

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View News Release Children and Family Services News
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Kenosha County to mark National Night Out with events on Tuesday, Aug. 2

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National Night Out will be celebrated at four Kenosha locations 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

The locations are:

  • The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, 1330 52nd St.
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 8760 3...
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View News Release Children and Family Services News
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Kenosha County’s Rhodes receives Hillcrest School’s Courage to Care Award

Donna Rhodes and some of her DCFS colleagues

Kenosha County Gang Intervention Supervisor Donna Rhodes’ work is dedicated to changing the lives of at-risk youth and setting them on the right path for productive adulthoods.

Little did she know that an awards ceremony last week at Hillcrest Sc...

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View News Release Children and Family Services News

News Flash

Posted on: November 18, 2023

Colleagues, friends celebrate retirement of Judge Bruce E. Schroeder

Photo of Judge Bruce E. Schroeder and members of his family

Friends and colleagues of retiring Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce E. Schroeder gave the longtime jurist a warm sendoff Friday, during a lunchtime celebration at the Courthouse.

Schroeder — whom one associate noted has served 40 years, six mon...

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Clerk of Courts News
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Kenosha County Courthouse hosts Adoption Day event

Nate Hunter celebrates Adoption Day 2022 with his daughter, Isabelle

Nate and Kathryn Hunter of Kenosha know all about patience, and how good things can come to people who wait.

They adopted their daughter, Isabelle, in September 2020, in a process that was delayed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other factor...

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Clerk of Courts News

News Flash

Posted on: November 21, 2023

County Clerk’s Office to hold Special Event Passport Day at Kenosha County Center in Bristol

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Kenosha County Clerk Regi Waligora is announcing her office’s first-ever Special Event Passport Day at the Kenosha County Center on Friday, Dec. 8.

This event will offer people the opportunity to apply for U.S. passports at the centrally located ...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: August 15, 2023

Kenosha County Clerk’s Office outlines services available to the public

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Kenosha County Clerk Regi Waligora is encouraging people in need of a U.S. Passport to use her office as a timesaving alternative to the Post Office.

Passport applications are among the many services that the County Clerk’s Office offers on a by-...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: December 19, 2022

County Board Chairman's statement on adoption of 2023 bonding measures

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Kenosha County Board Chairman Gabe Nudo this evening issued the following statement following the County Board’s unanimous vote to approve agreed-upon budget modifications and bonding authority for 2023:

“I thank all our County Board supervisors for the at...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: December 15, 2022

Nudo, Yuhas announce tentative agreement on 2023 county bonding measures

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An agreement is in place subject to full board approval to resolve Kenosha County’s bonding stalemate, County Board Chairman Gabe Nudo and Supervisor Monica Yuhas announced jointly tonight.

Nudo unveiled the compromise agreement during this eveni...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Public notice: Kenosha County Board of Canvassers to reconvene May 6

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The Kenosha County Board of Canvassers will reconvene Friday, May 6, in consideration of the Town of Randall Board of Canvassers' decision whether to canvass the results of a newly discovered absentee ballot from the April 5, 2022, election.

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County Clerk News
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Chairman Nudo announces 2022-’24 County Board committee assignments

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New Kenosha County Board Chairman Gabe Nudo on Thursday night announced his committee assignments for the new board term, which will continue until April 2024.

Nudo was elected by his board colleagues on Tuesday to serve as the chairman for the new term. S...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: April 12, 2022

UPDATED: Notice of Recount for the Petitioned Recount of County Board Supervisor Districts

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Recounts have been requested in the County Board races for Districts 8, 9 and 11, County Clerk Regi Bachochin reported this afternoon.

These will begin at 9 a.m. this Thursday, April 14, with the District 11 recount, to be followed by those for Districts 9...

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County Clerk News
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Remodeling to affect access to offices at county Administration Building

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Remodeling work in the Kenosha County Administration Building will affect the public’s in-person access to some services over the coming weeks.

The first-floor lobby and basement reception areas of the building are being modified to enhance secur...

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News Flash

Posted on: February 15, 2024

Next Coffee and Cocoa with Kerkman is Feb. 17 at Kemper Center

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman will host her next Coffee and Cocoa with Kerkman event from 10 to 11 a.m. this Saturday at Kemper Center, 6501 Third Ave. 

Residents are invited to this informal office hours event to meet with Kerkman and...

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County Executive News Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2024

‘Coffee and Cocoa with Kerkman’ event with Mayor Antaramian is Saturday, Jan. 6

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman will hold her next Coffee and Cocoa with Kerkman event from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. this Saturday, Jan. 6, at the Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Ave., Kenosha.

Mayor John Antaramian is scheduled to join Kerkman at t...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2023

Kerkman announces appointment of Michael Bastianelli as county’s Chief Information Officer

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today announced she is appointing Michael Bastianelli to serve as the county’s Chief Information Officer.

Bastianelli is a longtime manager in the county’s Division of Information Technology, ha...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2023

Parks Director Matthew Collins appointed Public Works Director for Village of Whitefish Bay

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Kenosha County Parks Director Matthew Collins will depart his position effective Jan. 14 as he pursues a new opportunity as Public Works Director for the Village of Whitefish Bay, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2023

UPDATED: Kerkman to host inaugural county tree-lighting event on Dec. 2

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UPDATE: This event has been postponed until Saturday, Dec. 2, due to inclement weather.

Under a revised schedule, the Biergarten will open at 2 p.m., with the tree-lighting to occur at 4:30.

The original news release appears below.

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County Executive News Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2023

Coffee & Cocoa with Kerkman, carolers to be held Thursday at Brookside Care Center

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman will host her first Coffee & Cocoa with Kerkman event of the season from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. this Thursday Nov. 30, at Brookside Care Center.

Coffee & Cocoa with Kerkman is an opportunity for people to meet ...

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County Executive News Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Statement on the future of the Kenosha County Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today released the following statement regarding the county’s Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission:

“The current state of the Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission does not align with or fulfill th...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2023

Kerkman signs 2024 budget following unanimous County Board approval

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today signed the 2024 county budget into effect, following the County Board’s 22-0 vote to adopt it earlier this week.

“I join Chairman Gabe Nudo in thanking the board for its thoughtful conside...

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

Kenosha Joint Services, Kenosha County receive state grants to enhance 911 system

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State grants totaling more than $550,000 will fund significant upgrades to Kenosha Joint Services’ 911 system, local officials announced today.

These grants include a $450,000 award to Joint Services and a $106,000 allocation to the Kenosha County Division...

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County Executive News Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2023

Kerkman statement on retirement of Judge Schroeder

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today released the following statement regarding the upcoming retirement of Judge Bruce E. Schroeder:

“During my time as a legislator, Judge Schroeder was always someone I respected and counted on to offe...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2023

Kerkman presents 2024 budget with focus on public safety, fiscal responsibility

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman presented her 2024 budget to the County Board this evening, emphasizing public safety and the county’s strong fiscal health.

Kerkman spoke of the county’s recently reaffirmed, top-tier AAA bond ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2023

Kenosha County, project partners break ground on Human Services Building relocation

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Construction work on Kenosha County’s Human Services Building project is now officially underway.

County Executive Samantha Kerkman joined other officials and project partners Sept. 26, at a groundbreaking ceremony for the long-awaited project.

The county, ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2023

Boundless Adventures to host Veterans Climb event Oct. 6

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Military veterans and their families will have the opportunity to climb for free Oct. 6 at the Boundless Adventures in Bristol Woods Park, Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman and other event partners announced today.

The Veterans Climb is open to act...

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Posted on: September 19, 2023

Kenosha County Parks Fall Wheel Ride is Saturday, Sept. 23

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman invites bicyclists of all ability levels to participate in the annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park on Saturday, Sept. 23.

This year’s organized ride will feature a new route, beginning at Ke...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Jim Wallace appointed, confirmed to lead Kenosha County Golf operation

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Jim Wallace is now in place as the Director of Kenosha County’s Division of Golf Operations, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

In that role, Wallace will oversee the operations of both of the county’s golf facilities: T...

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Posted on: September 6, 2023

Old Settlers Oktoberfest returns to Old Settlers Park on Sept. 9

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The 13th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest will be held noon to 8 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 9, at Kenosha County’s Old Settlers Park, 24100 75th St. 

The festivities will include authentic German food and beverages, live music, a classic car show, k...

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County Executive News Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2023

County Executive Cup golf outing to benefit Junior Golf programs is Sept. 12

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman is inviting golfers to join her at the 2023 County Executive Cup golf outing, a fundraiser for the county’s Junior Golf programs.

The 18-hole outing will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Brighton Dale Links,...

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Posted on: August 24, 2023

Kenosha, McHenry County leaders pledge support for proposed trail link

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The governments of McHenry County, Illinois, and Kenosha County, Wisconsin, are working across the border to create a new bike and pedestrian trail to link them together.

Representatives from both counties came together in Wilmot today to formally kick off...

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Posted on: August 14, 2023

County government to offer information, resources at Kenosha County Fair

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Kenosha County government is again headed to the County Fair, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

Continuing a service that began last year, Kerkman and representatives of various county divisions will be available to meet with the public th...

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

Kenosha County retains top-tier AAA bond rating with S&P Global

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S&P Global Ratings recently reaffirmed Kenosha County’s AAA bond rating, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

AAA, which Kenosha County first received in 2021, is the highest rating possible and is a continued confirmation of the county’s...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2023

Kerkman announces appointment of Interim Chief Information Officer

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County Executive Samantha Kerkman is appointing IT Services Manager Ben Taggart to serve as Kenosha County Interim Chief Information Officer following the resignation of Shawn Smith effective Aug. 18. 

“We thank Shawn for his service to ...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2023

Kenosha County to mark National Night Out with events on Tuesday, Aug. 1

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Kenosha County is coordinating National Night Out events at five locations this coming Tuesday, Aug. 1, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today. 

All events will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. and will include free food, games, activities, pri...

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Posted on: July 10, 2023

Next Saturdays in the Park with Sam event is July 15 at Silver Lake Park Beach

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The next installment in Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman’s Saturdays in the Park with Sam office hours series is this Saturday, July 15, at Silver Lake Park Beach.

The event will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. During this time, the normal beac...

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Posted on: July 7, 2023

County Human Services resources to be available at July 12 Movie Night at ELCA Outreach Center

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Kenosha County will offer Narcan training and information about other Human Services resources during a free Family Movie Night event on Wednesday, July 12, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the ELCA Outre...

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Posted on: June 20, 2023

Kerkman statement on state shared revenue package

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman released the following statement on the shared revenue bill that Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed into law today: 

“It was my privilege to be in Wausau today for Gov. Evers’ signing of ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2023

Kerkman announces appointment of Rebecca Dutter as Assistant Human Services Director

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Rebecca Dutter will serve as Kenosha County’s new Assistant Director of Human Services, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

An experienced leader in the county’s Department of Human Services, Dutter has served as Director...

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Posted on: June 7, 2023

2023 Saturdays in the Park with Sam series to begin June 10 at new Petrifying Springs playground

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman is launching the second season of her Saturdays in the Park with Sam office hours events this Saturday, June 10, at Petrifying Springs Park.

The event, to be held from noon to 1 p.m., will include a ribbon cutting ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Kenosha County Bike-to-Work Weeks are June 3-17

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Kenosha County and the City of Kenosha’s annual Bike-to-Work Weeks are returning this Saturday, June 3, through Saturday, June 17, County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Mayor John Antaramian announced today.

During Bike-to-Work Weeks, people are ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Kenosha County Veterans Honor Portal debuts Veterans History section

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The Kenosha County Veterans Honor Portal now has a new section devoted to telling historical stories about veterans and related topics, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

Launched in October 2022, the Veterans Honor Portal is an online tool...

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Posted on: May 19, 2023

County to host veterans appreciation picnic on June 2

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County Executive Samantha Kerkman is inviting local veterans and their families to the inaugural Veterans Appreciation Summer Picnic, to be held at noon Friday, June 2, at the Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park.

Admission is free, and lunch will be serv...

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Posted on: May 19, 2023

Kerkman statement on KABA President announcement

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today released the following statement on the Kenosha Area Business Alliance’s announcement of the hiring of Nicole Ryf as its new President:

“I had the opportunity to meet Nicole and found her ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2023

Kerkman’s State of the County address outlines year of successes, future plans

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman delivered her State of the County address to the County Board Tuesday night, highlighting the accomplishments of the past year and previewing some of the work to come in the near future.

“A little more th...

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Posted on: April 27, 2023

Kerkman statement on state shared revenue proposal

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman released the following statement on the shared revenue proposal that Assembly Republicans announced today:

“As the conversations in Madison continue, it appears we’re headed in the right directi...

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Posted on: April 25, 2023

Drug Take Back Day events result in hundreds of pounds collected, at least one life saved

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Local efforts on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day helped to collect roughly 1,500 pounds of unused medications, organizers announced today.

Furthermore, county officials learned that Narcan that was distributed at one of Saturday’s two local events...

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Posted on: April 19, 2023

Local Drug Take Back Day events to be held Saturday in Kenosha, Bristol

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events will be held at two Kenosha County locations this Saturday, April 22, County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Sheriff David Zoerner announced today.

The events will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the newly r...

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Posted on: April 18, 2023

Kerkman looks back, ahead upon reaching one-year mark in office

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today marked her first anniversary in the County Executive’s Office.

“It’s been a pleasure to serve in this role over the last year, and I look forward to many productive years ahead,&...

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Posted on: April 10, 2023

Kerkman announces appointees to fill vacancies on Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today announced her appointees for three vacant seats on the county’s Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission.

Alayna Arrington and Duane O’Keefe are Kerkman’s selections to serve terms to...

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Posted on: March 28, 2023

Study outlines path to attracting, retaining high-quality county workforce

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A study examining Kenosha County’s job classification and compensation schedule as it relates to the county’s ability to attract and retain employees was presented to the County Board tonight.

The report, assembled by Middleton-based Ca...

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Posted on: March 24, 2023

Brighton Dale Links and Petrifying Springs Golf Course to open for 2023 season

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Kenosha County’s Brighton Dale Links and Petrifying Springs Golf Course will open for the season on Monday, March 27, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

Regardless of weather conditions, the course clubhouses will be open for seas...

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Posted on: March 21, 2023

Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission application deadline extended

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The application deadline for people interested in filling vacant seats on Kenosha County’s Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission is now extended through this Friday, March 24, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

Three seats are curre...

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Posted on: March 10, 2023

New pact allows for Kenosha County mental health detentions at nearby Lake County facility

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today signed into effect an intergovernmental agreement that enables Kenosha County and its local law enforcement agencies to send involuntary mental health detentions to a nearby facility in Illinois.

This will al...

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Posted on: March 7, 2023

Applications, nominations sought for 2 seats on county’s Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission

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The Kenosha County Executive’s Office is now accepting applications and nominations of individuals to fill two vacant seats on the county’s Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission.

These appointments are to fill out a term that expires Dec....

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Posted on: March 3, 2023

Kerkman announces appointees to Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today announced her appointees to fill two vacant seats on the county’s Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission.

A. Brian Gonzales and Xavier Solis will serve three-year terms on the commission, pending confi...

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Posted on: March 1, 2023

Kerkman appointed to National Association of Counties committee on public safety

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman has been appointed to serve as a member of the National Association of Counties’ Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee, Kerkman announced today.

As a member of the committee, Kerkman will participa...

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Posted on: February 24, 2023

Kerkman statement on Feb. 22-23 ice storm response

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman released the following statement today, regarding the ongoing response to this week’s ice storm:

“Thank you to everyone on our team at Kenosha County, to the municipal governments and fire departments, to the utili...

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Posted on: February 20, 2023

Kenosha County extends deadline to take internet speed test

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Kenosha County officials today announced the extension of the deadline for County residents and businesses to take a broadband speed test to help gather data on internet speeds across the county.

Kenosha County residents and businesses are encouraged to ta...

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Posted on: February 17, 2023

Kenosha, Racine county executives issue joint proclamation celebrating food bank partnership

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The county executives from Kenosha and Racine counties are hailing a recent decision by the Kenosha County Food Bank to officially co-locate its operations at the Racine County Food Bank’s headquarters.

Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Racine ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2023

Next ‘Coffee and Cocoa with Kerkman’ event is Feb. 18

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman will hold her next Coffee and Cocoa with Kerkman event from 2 to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Civil War Museum, 5400 First Ave., Kenosha.

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Posted on: February 6, 2023

Wisconsin insurance commissioner tours Kenosha County flood mitigation efforts

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Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Nathan Houdek joined County Executive Samantha Kerkman and other local officials Monday on a tour of Kenosha County’s flood mitigation efforts. 

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

Kerkman announces creation of Kenosha County Broadband Advisory Committee

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today announced the establishment of a committee tasked with enhancing efforts to improve access to broadband internet service throughout the county, particularly in areas that are now underserved by high-speed in...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Kerkman statement on governor’s State of the State address

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today released the following statement regarding the State of the State address that Gov. Tony Evers delivered to the Wisconsin Legislature Tuesday evening:

 “I appreciate Gov. Evers’ a...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program 2023 Collection Event is May 20

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today is announcing this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, which will be held on May 20.

“This FREE Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program provides a great opportunity...

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Posted on: January 15, 2023

Next ‘Coffee and Cocoa with Kerkman’ event is Jan. 21

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman will hold her next Coffee and Cocoa with Kerkman event from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at Pleasant Prairie Fire Station No. 1.

This informal office hours event is an opportunity for residents to share their co...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Kenosha County Parks apparel now available for purchase

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A new online store is available to help people display their support for Kenosha County Parks on the clothes they wear, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

The Kenosha County Parks store includes T-shirts, sweatshirts and fleece jackets in m...

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Kerkman announces formation of Opioid Settlement Advisory Panel

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today announced the formation of a committee charged with developing recommendations for the use of opioid settlement funds that the county is receiving from pharmaceutical companies.

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Municipal leaders issue call to action: Take online speed test

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Municipal leaders throughout Kenosha County are encouraging residents and business owners to take a brief online speed test to help secure investments for faster local internet service. The test is available through the end of the year and is available to...

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Coalition announces multi-disciplinary response to targeted school violence prevention

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The School Threat Assessment Coalition of Kenosha held a press conference today to announce its work in establishing a systematic approach to violence prevention.

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul joined local leaders in announcing a strategy that is in...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

County Executive announces wintertime ‘Coffee and Cocoa with Kerkman’ office hours

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today announced an indoor, wintertime answer to the Saturdays in the Park with Sam office hours that she held in Kenosha County parks throughout the summer and fall.

Coffee and Cocoa with Kerkman events are schedul...

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Posted on: November 11, 2022

Kenosha County urges residents, businesses to take internet speed test

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Kenosha County officials are encouraging residents and business owners to take an online speed test to help gather data on internet speeds across the county. The test is available now through the end of the year for Kenosha County residents at www.kenosha...

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Posted on: November 7, 2022

Park roads dedicated for former Rep. Cloyd Porter, Karow family

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The two roads that lead into the Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park are no longer nameless. 

A ceremony was held Monday to dedicate the Highway KD entrance into the park as Porter Parkway, in honor of former state Rep. Cloyd Porter. 

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

County Executive's statement on County Board adoption of 2023 budget

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman released the following statement after the County Board’s Wednesday night vote to adopt the 2023 county budget:

“I appreciate the County Board’s support and collaboration on a budget t...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Kenosha County buildings to display green lights in honor of veterans during week of Nov. 7

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Kenosha County government buildings will be illuminated in green during the evening hours throughout the week of Nov. 7, as part of a national campaign to show support for veterans.

The county is participating in Operation Green Light for Veterans, an effo...

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Posted on: October 17, 2022

Applications, nominations sought for 2 seats on county’s Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission

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The Kenosha County Executive’s Office is now accepting applications and nominations of individuals to fill two seats on the county’s Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Kenosha County Veterans Honor Portal a one-stop shop for information, resources

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County Executive Samantha Kerkman recently announced the launch of the Kenosha County Veterans Honor Portal, an online tool that provides easy access to an array of information of interest to veterans and others in the community.

“We set out to c...

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

Next Saturdays in the Park with Sam is Oct. 15 at Bristol Woods Park

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman will host her next Saturdays in the Park with Sam event this Saturday, Oct. 15, at Bristol Woods Park.

Saturdays in the Park with Sam is an opportunity for residents to share ideas and comments with the county exec...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Kerkman emphasizes partnerships in 2023 budget address

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman presented her 2023 budget proposal to the County Board on Tuesday, stressing the importance of partnerships and fiscal responsibility.

Specifically, Kerkman noted partnerships that she and the county have worked to...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Petrifying Springs Park and Biergarten to host Flannel Fest, Jockey Undie Run on Oct. 8

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Calling all local lumberjacks, and those who merely wish to be like Paul Bunyan: Flannel Fest is returning to Kenosha County’s Petrifying Springs Park on Saturday, Oct. 8.

This day of festivities sponsored by Jockey International Inc. and hosted ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Habush Habush & Rottier donates $100,000 for restoration of Kenosha County's Ceremonial Courtroom

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Habush Habush & Rottier, has pledged $100,000 toward the restoration of the historic Ceremonial Courtroom in the Kenosha County Courthouse, the firm announced today.

“Our firm has represented Kenosha County residents since our founding in 193...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Next Saturdays in the Park with Sam is Sept. 24 at Petrifying Springs Park

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman will host her next Saturdays in the Park with Sam event this Saturday, Sept. 24, at Petrifying Springs Park.

Saturdays in the Park with Sam is an opportunity for residents to share ideas and comments with the count...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Oktoberfest returns to Petrifying Springs Biergarten this Friday-Sunday, Sept. 16-18

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Petrifying Springs Biergarten, in partnership with Kenosha County Parks, will celebrate Oktoberfest this Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16-18.

The weekend of festivities will include live music, authentic German food and beer, food trucks from area vendors, ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Brighton Dale Links to mark 50th birthday with Oct. 5 outing

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Kenosha County’s Brighton Dale Links golf course is celebrating its 50th year in 2022 with a special outing next month, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

The outing will be held Wednesday, Oct. 5, beginning with a noon shotgun start.

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

12th Annual Oktoberfest celebration returns to Old Settlers Park on Sept. 10

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The 12th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest will be held noon to 8 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 10, at Old Settlers Park, 24100 75th St., in Paddock Lake.

The festivities will include authentic German food and beverages, live music and dancing, a classic car sho...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Kenosha, Racine County executives partner on Overdose Awareness Day event

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave joined together Wednesday, Aug. 30, on International Overdose Awareness Day to highlight the tragic impact that opioids have had on both counties, as well as the acti...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Picnic in the Park at Petrifying Springs Park rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27

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Kenosha County Parks has rescheduled its annual Picnic in the Park celebration for this Saturday, Aug. 27 at Petrifying Springs Park, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced.

The event, which was to have been held Aug. 20, was postponed due to a threat...

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

Kenosha County government to offer services, executive office hours at County Fair

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Kenosha County government is going on the road to the County Fair, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

Kerkman, along with representatives of various county divisions, will be available to meet with the public during office hours throughout ...

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

Picnic in the Park returns to Petrifying Springs Park Saturday, Aug. 20

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Kenosha County Parks will host its annual Picnic in the Park celebration this Saturday, Aug. 20 at Petrifying Springs Park, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced.

The day will be filled with family-friendly activities including live music, interactiv...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Kenosha County maintains Triple A bond rating

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Kenosha County has maintained the highest bond rating achievable from Standard & Poors (S&P) for a second consecutive year, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today. 

“Maintaining our fiscal health has been a priority fo...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program marks another season of success

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Some put their paychecks in the bank to save up for necessary life expenses as they become adults. Others help their families to get by. And, of course, some like to use their hard-earned money to treat themselves a bit.

No matter how they approach it, par...

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

Kenosha County to mark National Night Out with events on Tuesday, Aug. 2

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National Night Out will be celebrated at four Kenosha locations 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

The locations are:

  • The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, 1330 52nd St.
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran Chur...
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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Joint statement on water safety in the City and County of Kenosha

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Following the second drowning of a child in Kenosha County in a week, County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Mayor John Antaramian are joining together in reminding the community to be alert and exercise caution while swimming — no matter where t...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Statement from Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today released the following statement upon her signing of an amendment to 2011 Resolution 63, allowing for the lawful carrying of concealed weapons in some county facilities and properties:

“The measure ...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Shelly Billingsley appointed as Kenosha County Public Works Director

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today announced she is appointing Shelly Billingsley to fill the now-vacant position of county Public Works director.

Billingsley will succeed Ray Arbet, who retired July 1. She will begin serving in the position i...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Next Saturdays in the Park with Sam is July 9; new ‘How To’ website tool announced

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman’s next Saturdays in the Park with Sam office hours will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. July 9 at the Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park.

Kerkman will be available during that time to talk with constituents...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Sgt. Christopher Hannah appointed to serve as Kenosha County Emergency Management director

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Kenosha County Sheriff’s Sgt. Christopher Hannah is being recommended to serve as the county’s Director of Emergency Management, County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Sheriff David Beth announced today.

Under an executive order signed t...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

County Executive Kerkman to host monthly office hours in county parks

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman is hosting a new series of informal office hours to be held in county parks.

Saturdays in the Park with Sam is an opportunity for residents to share ideas and comments with the county executive. Information about c...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Brookside Care Center, Willowbrook Assisted Living offering employment incentives

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Kenosha County is now offering increased wages and employee referral bonuses in an effort to fill vacant positions at Brookside Care Center and Willowbrook Assisted Living, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

Under a plan studied over recent...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Blue Ribbon Committee seeking private support for historic Ceremonial Courtroom restoration

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A Blue Ribbon Committee of community leaders is now actively working to raise private donations for a proposed restoration of the historic Ceremonial Courtroom in the Kenosha County Courthouse, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

The committ...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Kenosha County Communications Manager Joe Potente receives Excellence Award

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Kenosha County Communications Manager Joe Potente was recently recognized for Excellence in Public Health Media by the Wisconsin Public Health Association for providing up-to-date, critical information during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Potente accepted the awa...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

UPDATED LOCATION: Public invited to Inauguration Ceremony for County Executive Kerkman

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman invites the public to join her at a swearing-in ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Twin Lakes Village Hall Community Center.

PLEASE NOTE: The location has been changed from the Kenosha County Veterans Mem...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Kenosha County Public Works Director Ray Arbet to retire

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Kenosha County Public Works Director Ray Arbet will retire effective July 1, Arbet and County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

Arbet, who has served on and off in county government since 1982, said he made his decision to retire prior to former ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Samantha Kerkman takes oath of office as Kenosha County Executive

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Samantha Kerkman took the oath of office as Kenosha County Executive early Monday evening.

With that, Kerkman became Kenosha County’s fifth elected executive since the office was established 40 years ago, and the first woman to hold the post.

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

County, City of Kenosha adopt agreement on Health Department funding, road transfers, other issues

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The City and County of Kenosha have adopted a wide-ranging intergovernmental agreement that will be of long-term benefit of both units of government, County Executive Jim Kreuser and Mayor John Antaramian announced today. 

The pact, negotiated ove...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Kreuser’s final State of the County celebrates county’s accomplishments, looks toward future

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser delivered his final State of the County address to the County Board tonight, providing an overview of the county’s accomplishments during his nearly 14 years in office.

While looking back, Kreuser also called ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Kenosha County, U.S. Army Corps sign off on Pike River South Branch project partnership

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and others gathered today to mark the signing of a landmark agreement that will enable a transformative ecological restoration project.

The agreement formalizes a partnership between the Army Corps and Kenosha County, a...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Kenosha County unveils new apps showcasing parks, bicycling amenities

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Two new web applications showcasing Kenosha County’s park and bike amenities are now available for the public’s use, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The Kenosha County Parks app may be accessed at kenoshacounty.org/parksap...

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

Brighton Dale Links. Petrifying Springs Golf Course to open for 2022 season

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Kenosha County’s Brighton Dale Links and Petrifying Springs Golf Course will open for play, weather permitting, on Wednesday, March 16, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

“If you’re looking for another sign of spring, here it i...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Gov. Evers announces major grant awards for Kenosha County Human Services relocation, KIN project

Kenosha County officials receive a large check from Gov. Evers

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers today appeared in Kenosha to announce Neighborhood Investment Fund grants that will support two major projects in Kenosha County.

$9.85 million was awarded to Kenosha County to support the relocation of its Human Services function...

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Posted on: May 10, 2023

County responds to White Caps-area tornado siren sounding in error

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Division of Emergency Management was made aware that at approximately 12:20 a.m. on Monday, May 8, 2023, citizens of the White Caps neighborhood in the City of Kenosha reported an outdoor warning siren activated and ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2023

Storm spotter's class to be held April 25 at Kenosha County Center

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Kenosha County Sheriff’s Division of Emergency Management in cooperation with the National Weather Service will be sponsoring a free Storm Spotter’s Class on Wednesday, April 25th, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at the Kenosha County...

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Emergency Management
Posted on: February 15, 2023

Kenosha County issues Winter Storm Warning health, safety tips

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Kenosha County Public Health in cooperation with the Kenosha County Division of Emergency Management is issuing tips for being prepared and safe during the upcoming winter storm.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Kenosha Co...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

Severe winter weather health tips from Kenosha County

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Kenosha County Public Health in cooperation with the Kenosha County Division of Emergency Management is issuing tips for keeping warm and safe during the upcoming extreme weather.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Kenosha C...

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Posted on: September 8, 2023

Jim Wallace appointed, confirmed to lead Kenosha County Golf operation

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Jim Wallace is now in place as the Director of Kenosha County’s Division of Golf Operations, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

In that role, Wallace will oversee the operations of both of the county’s golf facilities: T...

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View News Release Golf News
Posted on: August 30, 2023

County Executive Cup golf outing to benefit Junior Golf programs is Sept. 12

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman is inviting golfers to join her at the 2023 County Executive Cup golf outing, a fundraiser for the county’s Junior Golf programs.

The 18-hole outing will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Brighton Dale Links,...

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Posted on: April 3, 2023

Kenosha County’s general manager of golf to retire

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Kenosha County General Manager of Golf Dan Drier is retiring effective April 6, Public Works Director Shelly Billingsley announced today.

“We thank Dan for his service to Kenosha County and the work that he did over the years to improve the physi...

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Posted on: March 24, 2023

Brighton Dale Links and Petrifying Springs Golf Course to open for 2023 season

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Kenosha County’s Brighton Dale Links and Petrifying Springs Golf Course will open for the season on Monday, March 27, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

Regardless of weather conditions, the course clubhouses will be open...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Brighton Dale Links to mark 50th birthday with Oct. 5 outing

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Kenosha County’s Brighton Dale Links golf course is celebrating its 50th year in 2022 with a special outing next month, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

The outing will be held Wednesday, Oct. 5, beginning with a noon shotgun start.

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

Brighton Dale Links. Petrifying Springs Golf Course to open for 2022 season

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Kenosha County’s Brighton Dale Links and Petrifying Springs Golf Course will open for play, weather permitting, on Wednesday, March 16, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

“If you’re looking for ano...

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

Kenosha County Public Health providing $5 radon test kits with a nonperishable food donation

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Kenosha County Public Health is offering $5 radon test kits throughout January — Radon Action Month — to anyone who donates a nonperishable food item.

There is a limit of one kit per person. All donations will go to local food pantries....

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Posted on: December 18, 2023

State DHS secretary-designee visits Kenosha County Job Center

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When it came to getting a firsthand view of human services agencies working collaboratively to serve the people, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Kirsten Johnson needed to look no further than her hometown. 

Johnson, a Ke...

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Health News
Posted on: December 13, 2023

Kenosha County Thrive Community Health Improvement Plan now available on county website

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A plan to improve the health of Kenosha County residents, developed by the community, was completed recently and is now published on the county website.

The Kenosha County Thrive Community Health Improvement plan is the result of information gathered in a ...

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View News Release Health News
Posted on: July 14, 2023

Latest Community Health Assessment Report now available on Kenosha County website

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A report assessing the health of Kenosha County and outlining priority areas for improvement was published recently, setting the stage for a community-led health planning process that is now underway, local public health leaders announced today.

The 2022 K...

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View News Release Health News
Posted on: June 27, 2023

Kenosha County sees new string of suspected overdose deaths; updated 2022 total ties prior record

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Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall is reporting another recent series of suspected drug overdose deaths, as well as updated figures that indicate 2022 has tied the county’s previous annual record for toxicity deaths.

“These ne...

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Posted on: June 27, 2023

Kenosha County Public Health offers asthma program, tips for withstanding poor air quality

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With an Air Quality Advisory in effect for all of Wisconsin due to smoke originating from Canadian wildfires, Kenosha County Public Health is reminding residents of an ongoing program that offers free asthma management solutions to eligible residents.

The ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Residents encouraged to join Kenosha County Thrive action groups

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Kenosha County Public Health is inviting community members to join volunteer action groups that will work this summer to help develop a plan to improve the health of the county.

The action groups are charged with discussing and developing recommendations t...

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View News Release Health News
Posted on: April 5, 2023

Kenosha County Public Health Clinic-West to open April 6

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A new Kenosha County Public Health clinic established to serve western Kenosha County will open this Thursday, April 6.

The Kenosha County Public Health Clinic-West will offer targeted services focusing on reproductive health and family planning, to compli...

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View News Release Health News
Posted on: February 17, 2023

Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit to leave position March 16

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Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit today announced she will leave her position for another career opportunity effective March 16, 2023.

Freiheit joined Kenosha County as Health Director in December 2019. Since then, she steered Kenosha County P...

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View News Release Health News
Posted on: February 15, 2023

Kenosha County issues Winter Storm Warning health, safety tips

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Kenosha County Public Health in cooperation with the Kenosha County Division of Emergency Management is issuing tips for being prepared and safe during the upcoming winter storm.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Kenosha Co...

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View News Release Health News
Posted on: December 28, 2022

Kenosha County Public Health providing $5 radon test kits in trade for nonperishable food donation

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Kenosha County Public Health is offering $5 radon test kits throughout January — Radon Action Month — to anyone who donates a nonperishable food item.

There is a limit of one kit per person. All food donations will go to local food pant...

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View News Release Health News
Posted on: December 22, 2022

Severe winter weather health tips from Kenosha County

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Kenosha County Public Health in cooperation with the Kenosha County Division of Emergency Management is issuing tips for keeping warm and safe during the upcoming extreme weather.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Kenosha C...

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View News Release Health News
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Kenosha County residents encouraged to take online community health assessment

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An assessment of Kenosha County’s overall community health is now underway, and residents can participate by taking an online survey, Health Officer Jen Freiheit announced today.

Kenosha County Thrive is a community-guided effort to assess the he...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Public health officials advise prevention measures as RSV cases spread

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Public health authorities locally and nationwide are seeing an earlier-than-usual spike in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases, Kenosha County Public Health is advising.

RSV is a major cause of respiratory illness in all age groups, and is the most com...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Kenosha County Board of Health outlines updated COVID-19 booster eligibility

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The new, Omicron-specific COVID-19 booster shot is now available at local providers, and people ages 12 and up are encouraged to get it, Kenosha County Board of Health President Dr. Diane Gerlach said today.

Gerlach said the updated shot, known as the biva...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Kenosha County Public Health providing MPV vaccinations to eligible populations

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Kenosha County Public Health is one of 17 approved MPV (monkeypox) vaccination providers in Wisconsin that are currently accepting appointments from the public, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

KCPH has received a limited supply of vaccine ...

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Kenosha County reports first confirmed case of monkeypox

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Kenosha County has identified its first confirmed case of orthopoxvirus (monkeypox), Health Officer Jen Freiheit announced today.

Contract tracing is underway, and the risk to the general public is low, Freiheit said.

“While monkeypox is certainly...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

COVID-19 boosters now available for children ages 5-11; other eligibility criteria outlined

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Children ages 5 through 11 are now able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster from local providers, Kenosha County Public Health announced today.

Echoing federal recommendations, Kenosha County Health Officer Jen Freiheit encouraged eligible people in this...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Kenosha County Communications Manager Joe Potente receives Excellence Award

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Kenosha County Communications Manager Joe Potente was recently recognized for Excellence in Public Health Media by the Wisconsin Public Health Association for providing up-to-date, critical information during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Potente accepted the awa...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Wisconsin DHS secretary visits Kenosha County as part of COVID-19 response Thank You Tour

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Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake came to Kenosha County with a simple message: “Thank you.”

The visit on Thursday, May 19, was the latest stop in a statewide tour that Timberlake is making to e...

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Health News
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Additional COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinics scheduled

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Kenosha County Public Health is conducting two additional COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinics in the coming days.

Both will be held at the Grace Welcome Center, 2006 60th St., from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. this Friday, May 20, and from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 24...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

CDC classifies Kenosha County as High Community Level for COVID-19 transmission

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On Thursday, May 12, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its COVID-19 Community Levels with new local data that place Kenosha County in the High category.

The Community Levels are a tool for monitoring COVID-19 and its impact on co...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Kenosha County Public Health and partners to host COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinics

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Three COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinics are scheduled for this month, with $25 Visa gift card incentives offered to all who receive a dose, Kenosha County Public Health announced today.

The clinics will be offered at the following times and locations:

  • Sun...
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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Kenosha County Public Health now providing fentanyl test strips along with Narcan training

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Kenosha County Public Health is now supplying fentanyl test strips to people who receive Narcan training, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

The county this week accepted delivery of a supply of 2,000 test strips that it ordered recently, aft...

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

Portion of Highway EW to be closed Feb. 13 for emergency repair

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway EW (232nd Avenue) in the Town of Brighton will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 13, for an emergency culvert replacement.

This closure will include the stretch of Highway EW between Highway JB (31st Street) and Highway NN (45th S...

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Highway News
Posted on: February 5, 2024

Portion of Highway E to close for culvert replacement

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Kenosha County Highway E (12th Street) is scheduled to be closed to through traffic just west of 45th Avenue in Somers from Feb. 12 through Feb. 23 for a culvert replacement.

A posted detour will route drivers around the closure via Highway 31 (Green Bay R...

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Highway News
Posted on: January 22, 2024

Portion of Highway C in Bristol to close for culvert replacement

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Kenosha County Highway C (Wilmot Road) is scheduled to be closed to through traffic just east of 176th Avenue in the Village of Bristol from Jan. 31 through Feb. 7 for a culvert replacement.

A posted detour will route drivers around the closure via Highway...

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Highway News
Posted on: January 13, 2024

County to conduct tree-trimming operations on Highway Q

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Beginning this month, Kenosha County will be trimming trees and shaping the foliage along Highway Q (104th Street/Winfield Road) in the Village of Bristol.

This work is a precursor to a resurfacing project that will occur in summer 2024.

The trimming will o...

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Highway News
Posted on: January 12, 2024

County reminds property owners: Do not deposit snow, ice on roadways

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The Kenosha County Division of Highways is reminding people not to deposit snow and ice from driveways onto roadways and highway shoulders, and to use extra caution when driving near snowplows.

Blowing or plowing snow onto roadways is both dangerous and il...

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Posted on: January 2, 2024

Portion of Highway AH in Salem Lakes to close for culvert replacement

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Kenosha County Highway AH (89th Street) is scheduled to be closed to through traffic just west of 262nd Avenue in the Village of Salem Lakes from Jan. 8-16 for replacement of a culvert.

A posted detour will route drivers around the closure via 256th Avenue...

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Highway News
Posted on: December 29, 2023

Portion of Highway D in Bristol to close for culvert replacements

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Portions of Kenosha County Highway D (184th Avenue) between highways 50 and C in the Village of Bristol are scheduled to be closed Jan. 8-18 for replacement of three culverts in the area.

A posted detour will route drivers around the closures via Highway 5...

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Highway News
Posted on: December 29, 2023

Highway B to close for bridge reconstruction just south of Highway JB

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Highway B (288th Avenue) is scheduled to be closed to through traffic just south of Highway JB (31st Street) in the Town of Brighton from Jan. 8 through late May 2024, as a bridge reconstruction occurs.

Drivers are encouraged to use Highway 75 (252nd Avenu...

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Highway News
Posted on: December 9, 2023

Highway JF project to kick off winter culvert rehabilitation schedule

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The Kenosha County Division of Highways is planning its winter culvert rehabilitation project for this year, which will involve temporary closures of several roadways throughout the county to replace failing pipes.

The first such project is scheduled to oc...

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Highway News
Posted on: November 30, 2023

Public Involvement Meeting for Highway C Trail (Phase 2) to be held Dec. 5

The planned multi-use trail and drainage improvement project along County Highway C between 128th Avenue and 136th Avenue in the Village of Bristol will be discussed at a public involvement meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023.

The meeting will be held from 4 ...

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Highway News
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Highway A railroad crossing to close Nov. 21 for emergency repairs

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Kenosha County Highway A (Seventh Street) is scheduled to be closed at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing west of Highway 31 (Green Bay Road) in Somers on Tuesday, Nov. 21, for emergency repairs to the crossing.

Drivers are encouraged to detour around the...

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Highway News
Posted on: November 9, 2023

Public meeting to focus on Highway O improvements in Wheatland

Planned improvements to Highway O in the Town of Wheatland will be the subject of a public information meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Wheatland Center School, 6606 368th Ave.

This open house meeting will include a brief presentation on the...

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Highway News
Posted on: November 1, 2023

Public information meeting to be held on Highway E, Y improvements

Resurfacing and other improvements to portions of Kenosha County highways E and Y in the City of Kenosha and the Town and Village of Somers will be the subject of a public information meeting on Thursday, Nov. 16.

This work, to be conducted in the spring a...

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Highway News
Posted on: October 25, 2023

Highway N to close just west of I-94 for sewer installation

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway N (38th Street) will be closed for approximately one week beginning Tuesday, Oct. 31, for installation of a sanitary sewer line to serve a private development nearby.

The closure includes the stretch of Highway N between...

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Highway News
Posted on: October 25, 2023

Highway C closure at Highway U to continue through Nov. 2

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The through-traffic closure on Kenosha County Highway C (Wilmot Road) near the Highway U (136th Avenue) intersection that began Oct. 16 is now scheduled to continue through Thursday, Nov. 2.

This three-day extension is due to inclement weather that has aff...

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Highway News
Posted on: October 25, 2023

Portion of Highway A closed for emergency culvert repair

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Kenosha County Highway A (Seventh Street) is currently closed between Highway Y (22nd Avenue) and 18th Avenue for an emergency culvert installation.

This daytime-only closure is expected to continue through Thursday, Oct. 26. Drivers are encouraged to use ...

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Highway News
Posted on: October 20, 2023

Oct. 30 public meeting to be held on 2024 work on Highway H

Proposed improvements to Kenosha County Highway H (88th Avenue) in the Village of Pleasant Prairie will be the subject of a public information meeting on Monday, Oct. 30.

The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Pleasant Prairie Village Hall, 9915 ...

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Highway News
Posted on: October 17, 2023

I-94 off-ramp work at Highway S to begin Oct. 23

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Work is set to begin Monday, Oct. 23, on improvements to the northbound Interstate 94 off-ramp at Kenosha County Highway S.

This work will involve the addition of a second right-turn lane onto eastbound Highway S.

Right-turning truck traffic will be detoure...

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Highway News
Posted on: October 6, 2023

Highway C to close at Highway U for intersection paving work

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Kenosha County Highway C (Wilmot Road) will be closed to through traffic near the Highway U (136th Avenue) intersection for two weeks beginning Monday, Oct. 16.

This is to allow for paving of Highway C and other miscellaneous work in and around the newly e...

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Highway News
Posted on: September 29, 2023

Periodic flagging operations to be in place on Highway C near Highway U intersection

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Paving operations related to the Highway C and Highway U intersection project will cause periodic flagging on Highway C during the week of Oct. 2.

Traffic delays on Highway C are possible while these operations occur.

This work is weather-dependent and is s...

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Highway News
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Highway 75 to close north of Highway 50 intersection

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A short stretch of Highway 75 (Antioch Road) is scheduled to be closed fully just north of the intersection with Highway 50 (75th Street) in Paddock Lake for three weeks beginning Thursday, Sept. 21.

The closure will be from the intersection to the drivewa...

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Highway News
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Portion of Highway 158 to be closed Sept. 19

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Highway 158 (52nd Street) is scheduled to be closed in both directions between Highway 31 (Green Bay Road) and Highway H (88th Avenue) from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19.

This is to allow for major pothole repairs and other maintenance work.

Drivers ar...

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Highway News
Posted on: September 5, 2023

Highway C flagging operations scheduled for Sept. 7

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Saw-cutting operations will impact traffic on Highway C in the Highway U intersection construction area during non-peak travel hours on Thursday, Sept. 7.

During these times, one lane of traffic will remain open with flagging operations in place.

A full clo...

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Highway News
Posted on: August 24, 2023

Highway D resurfacing work underway

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A resurfacing project is now underway on Kenosha County Highway D (172nd Avenue/45th Street/176th Avenue) between highways K (60th Street) and N (38th Street) in the Town of Paris.

Drivers are advised to find an alternate route through the area.

The project...

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Highway News
Posted on: July 31, 2023

Highway U closure south of Highway C to begin Aug. 1

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A long-term closure of Kenosha County Highway U (136th Avenue) just south of Highway C (Wilmot Road) is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Aug. 1.

This marks the beginning of work on a reconstruction of the intersection of highways C and U that will continue over...

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Highway News
Posted on: July 12, 2023

Portion of Highway KD to close for resurfacing

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The portion of Kenosha County Highway KD north of Highway 50 is scheduled to be closed to through traffic for approximately two weeks beginning Monday, July 17, for pavement milling and resurfacing work.

This includes the entire stretch of Highway KD (352n...

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Highway News
Posted on: July 11, 2023

July 19 public meeting set on upcoming reconstruction of Highway C/U intersection

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Upcoming improvements to the intersection of Kenosha County highways C and U will be the subject of a public information meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at the Kenosha County Center.

Improvements to the section of Highway U (136th Avenue) just...

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Highway News
Posted on: June 30, 2023

Highway EM reopens to through traffic

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The portion of Highway EM (East Lake Shore Drive) in the Village of Twin Lakes that has been closed since March reopened to through traffic today.

This area, between State Line Road and Highway Z (Wilmot Avenue) does, however, remain an active work zone, a...

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Highway News
Posted on: June 30, 2023

New roundabout at highways Y and A now open to traffic

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The newly constructed roundabout at the intersection of Kenosha County Highway Y (22nd Avenue) and Highway A (Seventh Street) reopened to traffic today.

This intersection had been closed since March, when work began on converting what was a 4-way stop into...

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Highway News
Posted on: June 23, 2023

One lane of westbound Highway S to close near 113th Avenue

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The stretch of Kenosha County Highway S (Burlington Road) just east of 113th Avenue in the Village of Somers is scheduled to have one lane closed in the westbound direction for approximately a month beginning Wednesday, July 5.

This is related to the drive...

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Highway News
Posted on: June 13, 2023

Highway EM lane closures set to begin June 19

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The stretch of Kenosha County Highway EM, (North Lake Avenue) just north of East Main Street in Twin Lakes is scheduled to have one lane closed in both directions for two weeks beginning this coming Monday, June 19.

This is related to sanitary lateral work...

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Highway News
Posted on: June 7, 2023

Highway K closure at railroad crossing to begin June 16

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A full closure of Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) at the Canadian Pacific railroad crossing east of Highway H (88th Avenue) is tentatively scheduled to begin Friday, June 16.

This is to allow for Canadian Pacific to replace the tracks, signals and g...

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Highway News
Posted on: June 7, 2023

UPDATED: Portion of Highway O to close for resurfacing

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Kenosha County Highway O (368th Avenue) between Highway F (Bassett Road) and Highway 50 in the towns of Randall and Wheatland is scheduled to be closed for approximately two to three weeks beginning Monday, June 12.

This is to allow for asphalt milling and...

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Highway News
Posted on: June 6, 2023

Highway E resurfacing west of I-94 to begin June 12

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A resurfacing project on Kenosha County Highway E (12th Street) between the I-94 West Frontage Road and Highway MB (136th Avenue) in the Town of Paris is scheduled to begin Monday, June 12, continuing through August.

The roadway will remain open to local t...

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Highway News
Posted on: May 31, 2023

Southbound I-94 lane closures at Highway 158 to begin June 5

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the Kenosha County Division of Highways are notifying motorists of upcoming pavement repairs along the southbound lanes of Interstate 94 at the Highway 158 bridge (52nd Street) in Kenosha County.

Beginning the...

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Highway News
Posted on: May 1, 2023

Highway E closures scheduled for May 2-4

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Portions of Kenosha County Highway E (12th Street) west of Interstate 94 are scheduled to be closed for culvert replacements Tuesday through Thursday, May 2-4.

The closures on Tuesday and Wednesday will include the stretch of Highway E between the I-94 Wes...

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Highway News
Posted on: April 18, 2023

Portion of Highway KD to close for resurfacing

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Kenosha County Highway KD (352nd Avenue) between Highway F (Bassett Road) and Highway 50 in Randall and Wheatland is scheduled to be closed for approximately two to three weeks beginning Tuesday, April 25.

This is to allow for asphalt milling and resurfaci...

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Highway News
Posted on: April 14, 2023

A reminder from Kenosha County: Drive with care during road construction season

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With a new road construction season underway, Kenosha County officials are reminding drivers to slow down and pay attention in work zones.

The week of April 17-21 is National Work Zone Awareness Week, a call to action for drivers to keep safety at the top ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2023

Overnight closures set for Highway 50 pothole repairs

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Overnight closures of Highway 50 (75th Street) in the Village of Paddock Lake are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday nights, April 5 and 6, to allow for repairs of significant potholes in the area.

These repairs are within the area where the Wisconsin De...

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Highway News
Posted on: March 7, 2023

March 20 public meeting to focus on Highway Y, A intersection project

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The upcoming reconstruction of the intersection of Highway Y (22nd Avenue) and Highway A (Seventh Street) in the Village of Somers will be the subject of a public information meeting on Monday, March 20.

This open house meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m...

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Highway News
Posted on: March 3, 2023

Notice of controlled burn at Wilmot gravel pit

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The Kenosha County Division of Highways wishes to notify residents in the area of the county-owned gravel pit in Wilmot that a controlled burn will take place there starting during the week of March 6, with anticipated completion by the end of March.

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Highway News
Posted on: March 1, 2023

Single lane on Highway K to close for utility work

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One lane of westbound Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) just west of Highway 31 (Green Bay Road) is scheduled to be closed from roughly March 9 until March 16 for utility work.

Drivers in this area are encouraged to slow down and expect possible traff...

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Highway News
Posted on: February 24, 2023

UPDATED: Highway C to close near Highway W on March 6, 7

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Kenosha County Highway C (Wilmot Road) is scheduled to be closed fully just east of Highway W (Fox River Road) from approximately 10 a.m. Monday, March 6, until approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 7.

This is to accommodate final restoration of the highway...

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Highway News
Posted on: February 22, 2023

Highway EM closure to begin March 1

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Highway EM (East Lake Shore Drive) in the Village of Twin Lakes is scheduled to be closed from State Line Road to Highway Z (Wilmot Ave) beginning Wednesday, March 1, for underground utility work and resurfacing.

The closure is expected to last roughly fou...

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Highway News
Posted on: February 8, 2023

Public meeting on Highway EM project set for Feb. 20

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A public information meeting on the upcoming road construction project on Kenosha County Highway EM in Twin Lakes is set for 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at the Twin Lakes Village Hall, 105 E. Main St.

The meeting will be held in an open-house format, w...

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Highway News
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Feb. 8, 2023, culvert project update

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Kenosha County’s annual culvert rehabilitation program is underway. Some schedules have changed due to weather conditions. Here’s a brief look at what will be happening in the immediate future:

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Highway News
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Jan. 27, 2023, culvert project update

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Kenosha County’s annual culvert rehabilitation program is underway. Some schedules have changed due to weather conditions. Here’s a brief look at what will be happening in the immediate future:

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Highway News
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Highway W project meeting set for Feb. 7

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A public involvement meeting on a proposed improvement project on Kenosha County Highway W between the Illinois state line and Highway C will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Wilmot Union High School library.

The meeting will include a brie...

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Highway News
Posted on: January 13, 2023

Lane closure on Highway U scheduled for Jan. 17-18

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A single-lane closure on Kenosha County Highway U (136th Avenue) about a half mile south of Highway C (Wilmot Road) is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 17 and 18, as a water main crossing is installed for a private development in the area.

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

Culvert replacements scheduled across Kenosha County

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Kenosha County’s spring 2023 culvert rehabilitation project will begin soon, causing lane closures and limited full closures on several roadways across the county.

The culvert replacement locations and projected times are as follows:

  • Highway KD (3...
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Highway News
Posted on: December 26, 2022

Highway K year-end project update

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The project team has completed most of the 2022 reconstruction project on Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) near the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks.

Some electrical work will be ongoing throughout the winter months; however, Highway K will remain ope...

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Posted on: December 16, 2022

Lane to close on Highway EM in Twin Lakes

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The right northbound lane of Highway EM (North Lake Avenue) at Estate Drive in Twin Lakes is scheduled to be closed for three days beginning Monday, Dec. 19.

This is to allow a utility company to install a fiber optic line within the right of way. The tota...

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Highway News
Posted on: December 13, 2022

Public meeting to focus on Highway W improvements

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Proposed improvements to Kenosha County Highway W between the Illinois state line and Highway C will be the subject of a public involvement meeting on Thursday, Dec. 15.

The open-house meeting will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Wilmot Union High School L...

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Highway News
Posted on: December 8, 2022

Overnight closures on Highway K set for Dec. 12, 13

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) is set to be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on the evenings of Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 12 and 13.

This full closure includes the stretch of Highway K between Highway H (88th Avenue) and 77th Avenue, and is...

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Highway News
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Highway Q closure set for Monday, Nov. 28

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Kenosha County Highway Q (104th Street) is scheduled to be closed in both directions between 122nd Avenue and Highway MB (152nd Avenue) on Monday, Nov. 28, while crews work to perform pavement markings.

Highway U (136th Avenue) will remain open to north-so...

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Highway News
Posted on: November 23, 2022

County reminds residents, property owners not to deposit snow on roadways

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With winter weather upon us, the Kenosha County Division of Highways is reminding people not to deposit snow and ice from driveways onto roadways and highway shoulders, and to use extra caution when driving near snowplows.

Blowing or plowing snow onto road...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Highway Q closure set for Tuesday, Nov. 22

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Kenosha County Highway Q (104th Street) is set to be closed between 122nd Avenue and Highway MB (152nd Avenue) on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

This closure, expected to last approximately one day, is to allow crews to perform asphalt paving and pavement markings in t...

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Highway News
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Sheriff's Department responds to calls related to Nov. 17 winter weather

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On November 17th 2022 Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-related calls from 5:00 PM through Midnight:

  • 1 crash with injury
  • 11 property-damage crashes
  • 5 assist motorists

At this time there are no road clos...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Highway W railroad crossing to be closed Nov. 18 for emergency repair

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The Canadian National Railway crossing on Highway W (328th Avenue) just south of 45th Street in the Town of Wheatland will be closed Friday morning, Nov. 18, for an emergency track repair.

Drivers are encouraged to use Highway B (288th Avenue) as a north-s...

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Highway News
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Portion of Highway Q to close for paving work

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Kenosha County Highway Q (104th Street) is scheduled to be closed in both directions between 122nd Avenue and Highway MB (152nd Avenue) for approximately two days beginning this Thursday, Nov. 17.

This is to allow for crews to perform asphalt paving and pa...

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Highway News
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Highway Q to be closed Nov. 15 for paving operations

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway Q (104th Street) is scheduled to be closed in both directions for approximately four hours on Tuesday, Nov. 15, for paving operations.

The closure includes the section between Highway U (136th Avenue) and Highway MB (152...

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Highway News
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Highway U to close near Highway Q intersection for paving work

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Kenosha County Highway U (136th Avenue) is scheduled to be closed near the Highway Q (104th Street) intersection on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 7 and 8, as crews perform asphalt paving work in the area.

Monday’s work will close the south side of the...

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Highway News
Posted on: November 1, 2022

Portion of Highway U to close for paving work

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Kenosha County Highway U (136th Avenue) is scheduled to close to traffic just north of Highway Q (104th Street) for approximately two days beginning Wednesday, Nov. 2.

This is to allow for paving work associated with the ongoing reconstruction of the inter...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Portion of Highway H to close for railroad crossing repairs

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Kenosha County Highway H (88th Avenue) is scheduled to be closed just south of 95th Street in Pleasant Prairie beginning Monday, Oct. 31, for repairs to two nearby railroad crossings.

The closure is expected to last roughly five days. Access to businesses ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

Highway Q to be closed Oct. 16 for culvert work

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Kenosha County Highway Q (104th Street) is scheduled to be closed between Highway U (136th Avenue) and just east of Highway MB (152nd Avenue) on Wednesday, Oct. 26, for culvert crossing work.

The closure is expected to begin by 7 a.m. and continue for appr...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Highway L to close for private development work

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway L in the Village of Somers will be closed for several weeks beginning Thursday, Oct. 27, to accommodate the installation of two roads and the addition of a turn lane related to a private development.

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Road repairs, Oct. 21 closure set on portion of Highway D

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation on Friday, Oct. 21, will begin road repairs on Kenosha County Highway D just north of Highway K in the Town of Paris, where there was a construction yard used for the Highway 50 reconstruction project.

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Highway Q traffic to shift, Highway U to reopen Oct. 6

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A traffic shift and the end of a long-term closure at Kenosha County highways Q and U are set to take effect this Thursday, Oct. 6.

Traffic on Highway Q (104th Street) from just east of Uline Drive to just west of Highway U (136th Avenue) is scheduled to b...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Highway H traffic shift near Highway K to begin Sept. 27

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A traffic switch on Kenosha County Highway H associated with the reconstruction of Highway K is set to begin Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Traffic on Highway H (88th Avenue) near the Highway K (60th Street) intersection is scheduled to be shifted to the west, onto th...

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Posted on: August 26, 2022

Pavement enhancements set for portion of Highway W

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Pavement enhancements will be performed on a portion of Kenosha County Highway W beginning Monday, Aug. 29.

This work includes the stretch of Highway W (304th Avenue/Fox River Road) between Highway F (93rd Street) and Highway C (113th Street) in the Villag...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Highway Q traffic switch to begin Thursday, Aug. 11

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Beginning Thursday, Aug. 11, traffic on Kenosha County Highway Q (104th Street) from just east of Uline Drive to just west of Highway U (136th Avenue) is scheduled to be shifted to the south onto the eastbound lanes through late summer, while crews work t...

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

94th Court intersection at Highway K to close as necessary for nearby construction

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Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 2, 94th Court at the intersection of Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) is scheduled to be closed as necessary for the safety of workers and the traveling public, while crews work to reconstruct the roadway.

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Highway NN repaving to begin Monday, July 25

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Repaving of Kenosha County Highway NN west of Highway 75 in the Town of Brighton is set to begin Monday, July 25, continuing for roughly two weeks.

The area to be paved includes Highway NN (52nd Street/312th Avenue) from Highway 75 (256th Avenue) to Highwa...

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Highway News
Posted on: July 19, 2022

Highway MB bridge closure to begin July 25

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The Kenosha County Highway MB bridge over Center Creek in the Town of Paris will be closed for reconstruction beginning July 25 and continuing through late-September.

This bridge is located about a half mile north of Highway K (60th Street). Highway MB (15...

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Highway News
Posted on: July 13, 2022

Overnight closures scheduled on Highway H July 18-20

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Overnight closures of Kenosha County Highway H (88th Avenue) are scheduled nightly Monday, July 18, through Wednesday, July 20, as crews install sanitary and storm sewer crossings near Highway K (60th Street).

Southbound access on Highway H will be availab...

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Portion of Highway EM closed for emergency sinkhole repair

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway EM (East Lakeshore Drive) in the Village of Twin Lakes will be closed today — Wednesday, July 13 — for an emergency sinkhole repair.

The closure includes the portion of the road between Highway Z (Wil...

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Highway News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Highway MB bridge replacement to begin this month; meeting set for July 8

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The upcoming rehabilitation of the Highway MB (152nd Avenue) bridge over Center Creek in the Town of Paris will be the subject of a public information meeting on July 8.

This meeting will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Kenosha County Center at highways 45...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Highway F to be reduced to one lane at Fox River Bridge

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Kenosha County Highway F (Silver Lake Road) is scheduled to be reduced to one lane on the bridge over the Fox River beginning Tuesday, July 5, and continuing for approximately four weeks.

This closure is to allow crews to perform surface repairs to the bri...

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Portion of Highway Y to close for natural gas main installation

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Kenosha County Highway Y (22nd Avenue) is scheduled to be closed at the Highway A (Seventh Street) intersection for up to two weeks beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, as We Energies works on the installation of a natural gas main in the area.

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Public information meeting set for 2023 Highway EM project

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A proposed rehabilitation of Kenosha County Highway EM in the Village of Twin Lakes will be the subject of a public information meeting on Tuesday, June 28.

The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Twin Lakes Village Hall, 105 E. Main St. A brief p...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Overnight closure tonight (June 13) on Highway C in Pleasant Prairie

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Highway C will be closed overnight tonight — Monday, June 13 — in the construction zone between Bain Station Road and Highway H (88th Avenue) in the Village of Pleasant Prairie.

This last-minute closure was necessitated by manhole adjus...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Portion of Highway C to close for resurfacing work

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Resurfacing work will cause daily closures on Kenosha County Highway C (Wilmot Road) between Bain Station Road and Highway H (88th Avenue) in the Village of Pleasant Prairie through the end of the week of June 13.

A full closure is in place Tuesday June 7,...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Punch list work being performed on Highway S

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There will be occasional construction activity on Kenosha County Highway S over the coming months, as contractors perform punch list repairs as a follow up to the reconstruction project that wrapped up in late 2021.

This work will involve periodic, tempora...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Closures scheduled on portions of highways F, V in Salem Lakes

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Portions of Kenosha County highways F and V in the Village of Salem Lakes will have closures beginning Monday, May 9.

Highway F (Silver Lake Road) will be closed at the Canadian National Railway crossing 0.4 miles of Highway B, to allow the railroad to rep...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Long-term closure on Highway K to begin week of May 9

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A long-term closure of Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) between 94th Court and the Union Pacific Railroad crossing west of Indian Trail High School and Academy is set to begin during the week of May 9, continuing through fall.

The closure is to accom...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Highway U to close just north of Highway Q for intersection reconstruction

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As crews work to reconstruct the intersection of highways U and Q in the Village of Bristol, a short stretch of Highway U just north of the intersection is set to be closed May 5 through mid-summer.

Drivers are urged to detour around the closure via highwa...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

May 3 public meeting set to share information on Highway K expansion

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A public involvement meeting on this year's Kenosha County Highway K expansion work will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Indian Trail High School and Academy, 6800 60th St., Kenosha.

The purpose of this meeting is to present the propos...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

UPDATED: Portion of Highway MB to close for bridge repairs

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Kenosha County Highway MB (160th Avenue) will be closed between highways 50 and C in the Village of Bristol for approximately two weeks beginning Monday, May 9, while crews work to repair the surface of the bridge over the Des Plaines River.

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Highway News
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Highway ML bridge rehabilitation to begin April 25

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Kenosha County Highway ML (122nd Street) in the immediate area of the Des Plaines River in the Village of Pleasant Prairie is scheduled to be reduced to one lane for approximately one week beginning Monday, April 25, while crews perform bridge surface rep...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Portion of Highway B to be closed April 21

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway BB (Seventh Street) in the Town of Brighton is scheduled to be closed Thursday, April 21, for a culvert replacement.

The closure includes the stretch of roadway between Highway J (312th Avenue) and Highway B (288th Avenu...

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Highway News
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Work Zone Awareness Week a reminder to drive with care during construction season

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With a new road construction season underway, Kenosha County Highway Director Clement Abongwa urges drivers to slow down and pay attention in work zones.

This week — April 11-15 — is Work Zone Awareness Week, as designated by federal, s...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Portion of Highway A to close April 11 for water main installation

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway A in the Village of Somers will be closed on Monday, April 11, for a water main installation.

The one-day closure includes the section of Highway A (Seventh Street) between Highway Y (22nd Avenue) and 13th Avenue.

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Highway CJ to have closures March 28-31 for culvert replacements

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Kenosha County Highway CJ (Horton Road) in the Village of Bristol will have daily and nightly closures from Monday, March 28, through Thursday, March 31.

The closures are to accommodate multiple culvert replacements. The road will not be passable at worksi...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Portion of Highway L to close for overnight water main work

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Water main installations related to a private development in the area are scheduled to close a portion of Kenosha County Highway L (18th Street) in the Village of Somers during the overnight hours for four nights beginning Monday, March 28.

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Highway WG bridge pile-driving operations to begin March 21

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Daytime pile-driving operations on the Kenosha County Highway WG (128th Street) bridge over the Dutch Gap Canal in the Village of Bristol are scheduled to begin Monday, March 21, continuing for approximately two weeks.

Businesses and residents should be aw...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Portion of Highway NN to close March 21-24 for culvert replacements

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway NN (52nd Street/312th Avenue) in the Town of Brighton will have daily road closures Monday, March 21, through Thursday, March 24.

This includes the section between highways K and B.

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Posted on: February 21, 2024

Community survey on addiction stigma remains open to public; now also available in Spanish

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A community survey on addiction that is part of a nationwide anti-stigma initiative remains open to Kenosha County residents, now also with an option to complete the questionnaire in Spanish.

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Posted on: February 9, 2024

Willowbrook Assisted Living announces hiring of new manager

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Kenosha County’s Willowbrook Assisted Living has a new manager on board, Administrator Lynda Bogdala announced today. 

Amber Mucklin comes to Willowbrook from her previous role as Business Office Manager at The Sheridan at Green Oaks, an assisted ...

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Western Kenosha County Transit revitalizes service with LINK, a refreshed rural transit experience

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Western Kenosha County Transit today announced a refresh of its existing public transportation services for 2024.

This rejuvenation introduces LINK Western Kenosha Transportation, a revitalized service emphasizing 'Your Route to a Better Rural Journey.'

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Posted on: January 12, 2024

County reminds property owners: Do not deposit snow, ice on roadways

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The Kenosha County Division of Highways is reminding people not to deposit snow and ice from driveways onto roadways and highway shoulders, and to use extra caution when driving near snowplows.

Blowing or plowing snow onto roadways is both dangerous and il...

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Posted on: January 12, 2024

Kenosha County Substance Abuse Coalition, Addiction Policy Forum launch survey on addiction

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The Kenosha County Substance Abuse Coalition, one of over 100 pilot sites that have partnered with Addiction Policy Forum to launch a nationwide Anti-Stigma Initiative, has launched a community survey. 

This survey will provide a better understand...

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Posted on: December 31, 2023

Medical Examiner’s Office responds to recent string of suspected overdose deaths

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Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall is again warning the public about the dangers of illegal drug use after a recent spate of suspected overdose deaths.

Hall’s office has responded to nine of these cases in a recent 12-day period, includ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2023

Kerkman announces appointment of Michael Bastianelli as county’s Chief Information Officer

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today announced she is appointing Michael Bastianelli to serve as the county’s Chief Information Officer.

Bastianelli is a longtime manager in the county’s Division of Information Technology, having served as Appli...

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Posted on: December 19, 2023

Parks Director Matthew Collins appointed Public Works Director for Village of Whitefish Bay

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Kenosha County Parks Director Matthew Collins will depart his position effective Jan. 14 as he pursues a new opportunity as Public Works Director for the Village of Whitefish Bay, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

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Posted on: December 18, 2023

State DHS secretary-designee visits Kenosha County Job Center

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When it came to getting a firsthand view of human services agencies working collaboratively to serve the people, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Kirsten Johnson needed to look no further than her hometown. 

Johnson, a Ke...

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Posted on: December 18, 2023

State DHS secretary-designee visits Kenosha County Job Center

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When it came to getting a firsthand view of human services agencies working collaboratively to serve the people, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Kirsten Johnson needed to look no further than her hometown. 

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Posted on: December 9, 2023

DCFS staff serve community with annual Feed 100 Families Food Drive

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A friendly competition among staff in Kenosha County’s Division of Children and Family Services is again putting food on the table for local families in need. 

The Feed 100 Families Food Drive contest, held Friday, is holiday season tradition in D...

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

Kenosha County Caregiver Coalition to offer Family Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon

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In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month, the Kenosha County Caregiver Coalition is offering a free luncheon for family caregivers.

November is an important time to honor and recognize those who often go unnoticed yet have taken on the extra resp...

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Posted on: October 23, 2023

Local Drug Take Back Day events to be held throughout Kenosha County on Oct. 28

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events will be held at four Kenosha County locations Saturday, Oct. 28, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

The events will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at these sites:

  • Probation and Parole Office, 1...
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Posted on: October 10, 2023

Kenosha County Summer Youth Employment Program wraps up 2023 season

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Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program completed its 15th season recently, coming to an official close with the Oct. 4 dedication of two murals that were created by student workers.

In this year’s program, 129 at-risk youth worked an average of 2...

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Kenosha County DCFS employees receive honors from Child Advocacy Center

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The Children’s Wisconsin Kenosha County Child Advocacy Center recently honored two county staff members with awards for their efforts to protect children who are endangered by the presence of drugs in their homes.

Al Smith and Jean Abell, are Ini...

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Posted on: September 27, 2023

Kenosha County, project partners break ground on Human Services Building relocation

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Construction work on Kenosha County’s Human Services Building project is now officially underway.

County Executive Samantha Kerkman joined other officials and project partners Sept. 26, at a groundbreaking ceremony for the long-awaited project.

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Posted on: September 26, 2023

Brookside Care Center to host open house this Thursday

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Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center will host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 28.

This is an opportunity for the public to tour the award-winning skilled nursing facility, and it comes as Brookside is accepting applications...

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Posted on: July 28, 2023

Kenosha County to mark National Night Out with events on Tuesday, Aug. 1

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Kenosha County is coordinating National Night Out events at five locations this coming Tuesday, Aug. 1, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today. 

All events will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. and will include free food, games, activities, pri...

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Posted on: July 7, 2023

County Human Services resources to be available at July 12 Movie Night at ELCA Outreach Center

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Kenosha County will offer Narcan training and information about other Human Services resources during a free Family Movie Night event on Wednesday, July 12, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the ELCA Outre...

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Posted on: June 27, 2023

Kenosha County sees new string of suspected overdose deaths; updated 2022 total ties prior record

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Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall is reporting another recent series of suspected drug overdose deaths, as well as updated figures that indicate 2022 has tied the county’s previous annual record for toxicity deaths.

“These ne...

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Posted on: May 19, 2023

Kenosha County Job Center to host 2023 Success Fair on June 2

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A June 2 event at the Kenosha County Job Center will showcase the many available resources that are available to help families and residents be successful.

These resources will include agencies that provide food assistance, public benefit assistance, insur...

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Posted on: April 29, 2023

Kim Kurklis honored as 2023 Connie Reyes Award winner

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A renowned advocate for children with special needs in the Kenosha Unified School District is the recipient of the 2023 Connie Reyes Award for Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.

Kim Kurklis received the honors Thursday at the Kenosha County ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2023

Drug Take Back Day events result in hundreds of pounds collected, at least one life saved

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Local efforts on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day helped to collect roughly 1,500 pounds of unused medications, organizers announced today.

Furthermore, county officials learned that Narcan that was distributed at one of Saturday’s two local events...

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Posted on: April 19, 2023

Local Drug Take Back Day events to be held Saturday in Kenosha, Bristol

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events will be held at two Kenosha County locations this Saturday, April 22, County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Sheriff David Zoerner announced today.

The events will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the newly r...

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Posted on: April 5, 2023

Kenosha County Public Health Clinic-West to open April 6

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A new Kenosha County Public Health clinic established to serve western Kenosha County will open this Thursday, April 6.

The Kenosha County Public Health Clinic-West will offer targeted services focusing on reproductive health and family planning, to compli...

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Posted on: March 28, 2023

Pinwheel display to honor children involved in cases of abuse, neglect

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The public is invited to join this Saturday, April 1, in the planting of pinwheels in the lawn outside the Kenosha County Job Center to commemorate National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

Pinwheels representing each child in Kenosha County who w...

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Posted on: March 10, 2023

New pact allows for Kenosha County mental health detentions at nearby Lake County facility

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today signed into effect an intergovernmental agreement that enables Kenosha County and its local law enforcement agencies to send involuntary mental health detentions to a nearby facility in Illinois.

This will al...

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Posted on: February 17, 2023

Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit to leave position March 16

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Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit today announced she will leave her position for another career opportunity effective March 16, 2023.

Freiheit joined Kenosha County as Health Director in December 2019. Since then, she steered Kenosha County P...

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

Brookside to host open interview events for several employment positions

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Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center will host open interview employment events next week as it is actively recruiting for a host of positions, Administrator Lynda Bogdala announced today.

Available positions include Resident Assistant, Certifi...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Kenosha County ADRC showcasing play about Alzheimer's

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Please join the Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center, the National Alzheimer’s Association and Garrett Davis Productions for "Unforgettable," a heart-warming, honest and humorous play about a family thrust into managing life with ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Brookside Care Center offering new incentives to successful CNA applicants

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Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center is now participating in a state program that offers educational support and cash incentives to successful certified nursing assistant applicants.

The WisCaregiver program provides free training to candidates...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Kenosha County provides over 400 Narcan packs during Human Services on the Go

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In an effort to provide more visibility of behavioral health services within the community, the Kenosha County Division of Aging, Disability & Behavioral Health Services in partnership with Kenosha County Public Health offered a mobile human services ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program marks another season of success

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Some put their paychecks in the bank to save up for necessary life expenses as they become adults. Others help their families to get by. And, of course, some like to use their hard-earned money to treat themselves a bit.

No matter how they approach it, par...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Sheriff's Department, Joint Services to host employment open house

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The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department and Kenosha Joint Services will host an employment open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, in the north parking area of the county Administration Building, 1010 56th St.

Corrections professionals, deputies an...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Brookside Care Center, Willowbrook Assisted Living offering employment incentives

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Kenosha County is now offering increased wages and employee referral bonuses in an effort to fill vacant positions at Brookside Care Center and Willowbrook Assisted Living, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

Under a plan studied over recent...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Kenosha County’s Rhodes receives Hillcrest School’s Courage to Care Award

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Kenosha County Gang Intervention Supervisor Donna Rhodes’ work is dedicated to changing the lives of at-risk youth and setting them on the right path for productive adulthoods.

Little did she know that an awards ceremony last week at Hillcrest Sc...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Gov. Evers announces major grant awards for Kenosha County Human Services relocation, KIN project

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers today appeared in Kenosha to announce Neighborhood Investment Fund grants that will support two major projects in Kenosha County.

$9.85 million was awarded to Kenosha County to support the relocation of its Human Services function...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024 | Last Modified on: February 2, 2024

Western Kenosha County Transit revitalizes service with LINK, a refreshed rural transit experience

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Western Kenosha County Transit today announced a refresh of its existing public transportation services for 2024.

This rejuvenation introduces LINK Western Kenosha Transportation, a revitalized service emphasizing 'Your Route to a Better Rural Jou...

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

Your input matters to Western Kenosha County Transit

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Western Kenosha County Transit has launched a community-wide survey aimed at gathering valuable feedback from residents West of I-94, including Bristol, Paddock Lake, Twin Lakes and Salem Lakes. This survey marks a critical step toward shaping the future ...

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Posted on: December 31, 2023

Medical Examiner’s Office responds to recent string of suspected overdose deaths

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Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall is again warning the public about the dangers of illegal drug use after a recent spate of suspected overdose deaths.

Hall’s office has responded to nine of these cases in a recent 12-day period, includ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

Medical Examiner’s Office responds to 3 suspected overdose deaths in recent days

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Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall is warning of a recent string of suspected drug overdose deaths in the community.

Hall said her office has responded to three such cases in recent days, all involving men over 35 years of age.

This follows a simi...

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Posted on: July 26, 2023

UPDATED: Medical Examiner reports 5 suspected overdose deaths in recent days

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Note: This news release has been updated from an earlier version to reflect the reporting of two additional deaths.

Kenosha County continues to feel the fatal effects of the drug epidemic as five suspected overdose deaths have occurred in recent days, Medi...

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Posted on: June 27, 2023

Kenosha County sees new string of suspected overdose deaths; updated 2022 total ties prior record

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Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall is reporting another recent series of suspected drug overdose deaths, as well as updated figures that indicate 2022 has tied the county’s previous annual record for toxicity deaths.

“These ne...

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Posted on: March 21, 2023

Medical Examiner reports 3 suspected overdose deaths in 5 days

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The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to three suspected overdose deaths during a recent five-day period, Medical Examiner Patrice Hall said today.

This recent wave of deaths is yet another unfortunate reminder of the continuing ...

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Posted on: December 12, 2022

Medical Examiner’s Office sees another round of suspected overdose deaths in Kenosha County

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Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall is reporting another unfortunate string of suspected overdose deaths in the community.

Hall today said her office has responded to three such cases over the last week, including two on consecutive days. All were...

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Posted on: November 12, 2022

Medical Examiner’s Office responds to 3 suspected overdose deaths in recent days

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Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall today said her office has responded to three suspected overdose deaths in recent days.

Hall said this is yet another sad reminder of the use of illegal drugs and counterfeit prescription medications, many of whi...

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Posted on: October 22, 2022

Efforts continue to ID man in 1993 John Doe case

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On August 27, 1993, a photographer walking in the 12700 blocks of the Soo Line railroad tracks in Pleasant Prairie found a deceased male's body. The decedent was in an advanced state of decomposition. The Pleasant Prairie Police and the Kenosha C...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Medical Examiner’s Office responds to recent wave of suspected overdose deaths

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The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office has responded to four suspected overdose deaths since last week, Medical Examiner Patrice Hall announced today.

This latest wave of cases is a sad reminder of the danger of the use of illegal drugs and...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Suspected overdose deaths raise concerns in Medical Examiner’s Office

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Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall is again warning of the dangers of drug use after her office responded to three suspected overdose deaths in a recent three-day period.

“While the specific causes of these deaths will not be confirmed ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Kenosha County Public Health now providing fentanyl test strips along with Narcan training

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Kenosha County Public Health is now supplying fentanyl test strips to people who receive Narcan training, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

The county this week accepted delivery of a supply of 2,000 test strips that it ordered recently, aft...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Medical examiner warns of dangers of drug use after 3 suspected overdose deaths in 4 days

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The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office has responded to three suspected overdose deaths in four days, renewing concerns about the dangers of illegal drugs that may be laced with fentanyl and other deadly substances.

Medical Examiner Patrice...

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Posted on: December 19, 2023

Parks Director Matthew Collins appointed Public Works Director for Village of Whitefish Bay

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Kenosha County Parks Director Matthew Collins will depart his position effective Jan. 14 as he pursues a new opportunity as Public Works Director for the Village of Whitefish Bay, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

UPDATED: Kerkman to host inaugural county tree-lighting event on Dec. 2

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UPDATE: This event has been postponed until Saturday, Dec. 2, due to inclement weather.

Under a revised schedule, the Biergarten will open at 2 p.m., with the tree-lighting to occur at 4:30.

The original news release appears below.

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Posted on: October 7, 2023

Veterans, families enjoy special climb night at Boundless Adventures

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A way to say thank you. 

 An opportunity for camaraderie. 

 A means to build confidence. 

 These were among the themes of the evening on Oct. 6, at the Veterans Climb event at the Boundless Adventures aer...

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Posted on: September 20, 2023

Boundless Adventures to host Veterans Climb event Oct. 6

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Military veterans and their families will have the opportunity to climb for free Oct. 6 at the Boundless Adventures in Bristol Woods Park, Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman and other event partners announced today.

The Veterans Climb is open to act...

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Posted on: September 19, 2023

Kenosha County Parks Fall Wheel Ride is Saturday, Sept. 23

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman invites bicyclists of all ability levels to participate in the annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park on Saturday, Sept. 23.

This year’s organized ride will feature a new route, beginning at Ke...

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Posted on: September 6, 2023

Old Settlers Oktoberfest returns to Old Settlers Park on Sept. 9

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The 13th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest will be held noon to 8 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 9, at Kenosha County’s Old Settlers Park, 24100 75th St. 

The festivities will include authentic German food and beverages, live music, a classic c...

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Posted on: August 31, 2023

Kenosha County seeks vendor to operate beer garden at Old Settlers Park

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Kenosha County is accepting proposals from businesses interested in operating a beer garden at Old Settlers Park, Parks Director Matthew Collins announced today.

Collins said the county is seeking a qualified food and beverage vendor that would fully manag...

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Posted on: August 24, 2023

Kenosha, McHenry County leaders pledge support for proposed trail link

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The governments of McHenry County, Illinois, and Kenosha County, Wisconsin, are working across the border to create a new bike and pedestrian trail to link them together.

Representatives from both counties came together in Wilmot today to formally kick off...

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

Kenosha County Parks presents Picnic in the Park, Aug. 19 at Petrifying Springs Park

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Kenosha County’s annual Picnic in the Park celebration is this Saturday, Aug. 19, at Petrifying Springs Park, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced.

Picnic in the Park is hosted by Kenosha County Parks and County Executive Samantha Kerkman....

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Posted on: June 12, 2023

Weekly Bristol Woodstock concert series to begin June 14

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The free, weekly Bristol Woodstock concert series at Kenosha County’s Bristol Woods Park begins this Wednesday, June 14, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced.

Concerts will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday through Aug. 16, weather p...

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Posted on: June 9, 2023

Weekly yoga, movie night events at Petrifying Springs Park to begin week of June 12

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A pair of popular, free weekly events at Kenosha County’s Petrifying Springs Park will begin the week of June 12, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced.

Yoga in the Park Presented by Hot Yoga Kenosha will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each...

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Posted on: June 6, 2023

Betsy Ade to headline June 8 ribbon-cutting at Old Settlers Park Bandshell

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a free concert by Betsy Ade and the Well-Known Strangers will be held this Thursday, June 8, to celebrate the opening of the new bandshell at Kenosha County’s Old Settlers Park.

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Posted on: June 3, 2023

Kenosha County Parks debuts trail information resource

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A new website resource offers comprehensive information about Kenosha County Parks’ network of trails, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today — on National Trails Day.

The landing page at kenoshacounty.org/trails includes lin...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Public input sought for Kemper Center/Anderson Arts Center utilization and business plan

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The County of Kenosha has engaged Keen Independent to create a utilization and business plan for the Kemper Center/Anderson Arts Center campus. As part of this process, the Keen Independent study team will develop a plan that includes a measurable analysi...

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

Event to celebrate opening of new trail network at Petrifying Springs Park, UW-Parkside

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Kenosha County Parks and other partners are inviting the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony this Friday, June 2, for the new multiuse and purpose-built mountain bike trail network within Petrifying Springs Park and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside ca...

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

Kenosha County Parks to offer another busy schedule of summer programs for all ages

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Kenosha County Parks is offering another action-packed summer of free activities, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

The season will officially kick off this Friday, May 26, with the 2023 grand opening of the Biergarten at Petrifying Spring...

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

Silver Lake Park Beach to open with new concession stand

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Kenosha County’s Silver Lake Park Beach will begin its 2023 season this coming weekend with a new concession vendor in place, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

Flip Flops Concession Stand was the business selected in a request fo...

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Posted on: February 21, 2023

Kenosha County seeks vendor for Silver Lake Park Beach concessions operation

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Kenosha County is accepting proposals from businesses interested in managing a concessions operation at Silver Lake Park Beach, Parks Director Matthew Collins announced today.

Collins said the county is seeking a qualified vendor with previous restaurant e...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Kenosha County Parks apparel now available for purchase

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A new online store is available to help people display their support for Kenosha County Parks on the clothes they wear, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

The Kenosha County Parks store includes T-shirts, sweatshirts and fleece jackets in m...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Petrifying Springs Park and Biergarten to host Flannel Fest, Jockey Undie Run on Oct. 8

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Calling all local lumberjacks, and those who merely wish to be like Paul Bunyan: Flannel Fest is returning to Kenosha County’s Petrifying Springs Park on Saturday, Oct. 8.

This day of festivities sponsored by Jockey International Inc. and hosted by Kenosha...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Veterans, active-duty military and families invited to climb for free at Boundless Adventures

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* UPDATE: As of Sept. 26, 2022, all available tickets have been distributed. *

Kenosha County Parks, Boundless Adventures, and the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services are partnering to offer 150 free tickets to the aerial adventure park to qualifi...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Kerkman to host Kenosha County Fall Wheel Ride this Saturday

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman invites bike riders of all ability levels to participate in the Ninth Annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park this Saturday, Sept. 24.  

“It’s a great time of the year to get out and explore our ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Oktoberfest returns to Petrifying Springs Biergarten this Friday-Sunday, Sept. 16-18

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Petrifying Springs Biergarten, in partnership with Kenosha County Parks, will celebrate Oktoberfest this Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16-18.

The weekend of festivities will include live music, authentic German food and beer, food trucks from area vendors, ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

12th Annual Oktoberfest celebration returns to Old Settlers Park on Sept. 10

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The 12th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest will be held noon to 8 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 10, at Old Settlers Park, 24100 75th St., in Paddock Lake.

The festivities will include authentic German food and beverages, live music and dancing, a classic car sho...

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Posted on: August 28, 2022

Commemorative benches dedicated at Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park

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Regulars at the American Heroes Café at Festival Foods in Kenosha wanted to pay tribute to their group’s founders, and they went above and beyond in their fundraising quest.

Meantime, another area veterans’ organization was l...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Picnic in the Park at Petrifying Springs Park rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27

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Kenosha County Parks has rescheduled its annual Picnic in the Park celebration for this Saturday, Aug. 27 at Petrifying Springs Park, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced.

The event, which was to have been held Aug. 20, was postponed due to a threat...

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

Picnic in the Park returns to Petrifying Springs Park Saturday, Aug. 20

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Kenosha County Parks will host its annual Picnic in the Park celebration this Saturday, Aug. 20 at Petrifying Springs Park, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced.

The day will be filled with family-friendly activities including live music, interactiv...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Kenosha County Parks to host Symphony in the Garten on Saturday, July 30

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Kenosha County Parks is excited to announce Symphony in the Garten, a unique musical collaboration, at Petrifying Springs Park. This FREE event will take place Saturday, July 30, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Axe throwing now available at Boundless Adventures in Bristol Woods Park

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A new axe throwing range at Boundless Adventures in Kenosha County’s Bristol Woods Park will make its official debut this weekend.

The range offers several lanes available for rentals, for use by one to five people each, featuring both authentic ...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Kenosha County Parks to offer another busy schedule of summer programs for all ages

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Kenosha County Parks is offering another action-packed summer of free community activities, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

The Warrior Poet Yoga Series kicked off the season back in May, offering free yoga classes at a different park ev...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Petrifying Springs Biergarten to celebrate 2022 season opening on Friday, May 27

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The Petrifying Springs Biergarten in Kenosha County’s Petrifying Springs Park will officially reopen for the season with a ceremonial keg tapping this Friday, May 27, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

Kerkman and County Board Sup...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Boundless Adventures in Bristol Woods Park now open for 2022 season

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The Boundless Adventures aerial adventure park within Kenosha County’s Bristol Woods Park is now open with spring schedule hours, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced.

Through June 12, the park will be open for climbing from 3 to 8 p.m. ea...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Free Warrior Poet Yoga Series kicks off in May

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Following the success of the free Traveling Yoga Series from last year, yoga teacher Steve Willis will be presenting Warrior Poet Yoga again this year, Kenosha County Parks announced today.

The weekend series beings May 7 and runs from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Kenosha County, U.S. Army Corps sign off on Pike River South Branch project partnership

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and others gathered today to mark the signing of a landmark agreement that will enable a transformative ecological restoration project.

The agreement formalizes a partnership between the Army Corps and Kenosha County, a...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Kenosha County unveils new apps showcasing parks, bicycling amenities

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Two new web applications showcasing Kenosha County’s park and bike amenities are now available for the public’s use, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The Kenosha County Parks app may be accessed at kenoshacounty.org/parksap...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Kenosha County seeking seasonal park employees

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Kenosha County Parks are actively recruiting for a host of seasonal job positions, with a $200 hiring bonus being offered to successful applicants, Parks Director Matthew Collins said today.

Available seasonal or part-time positions include:

  • Lifeguard (with...
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Posted on: July 7, 2023

Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center highlights employment opportunities

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Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center is actively recruiting for a variety of employee positions, Administrator Lynda Bogdala announced today.

Positions available include Certified Nursing Assistants, Nurses of all experience levels and Environm...

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Posted on: March 28, 2023

Study outlines path to attracting, retaining high-quality county workforce

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A study examining Kenosha County’s job classification and compensation schedule as it relates to the county’s ability to attract and retain employees was presented to the County Board tonight.

The report, assembled by Middleton-based Carlson Dettmann Consu...

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Posted on: February 6, 2023

Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission to host public listening session on housing

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The Kenosha County Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission will host a public listening session on Wednesday, Feb. 8, focused on housing.

This session will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. (or whenever the last participant is finished speaking) at Bradford Community C...

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Personnel News
Posted on: October 17, 2022

Applications, nominations sought for 2 seats on county’s Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission

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The Kenosha County Executive’s Office is now accepting applications and nominations of individuals to fill two seats on the county’s Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

These appointme...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission to host Sept. 12 public listening session

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The Kenosha County Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission will host a public listening session on Monday, Sept. 12.

This session will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. (or whenever the last participant is finished speaking) at Bradford Community Church, 5810 Eighth Av...

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Personnel News
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission to host public listening sessions

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The Kenosha County Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission will host a pair of public listening sessions this month.

Specifically, the commission is seeking feedback on racial and ethnic inequities and systemic disparities in law enforcement in Kenosha County....

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Personnel News
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Brookside Care Center, Willowbrook Assisted Living offering employment incentives

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Kenosha County is now offering increased wages and employee referral bonuses in an effort to fill vacant positions at Brookside Care Center and Willowbrook Assisted Living, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Kenosha County announces hiring of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator

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Kenosha County has selected a candidate for its new Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator position, Human Resources Director Clara-lin Tappa announced today.

Kelsey Hubeler is expected to begin in the role on April 25, Tappa said.

Hubeler is currently...

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Posted on: October 13, 2023

New Kenosha County website resource spotlights invasive spongy moth

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With the invasive spongy moth making a resurgence in parts of Wisconsin, Kenosha County is now offering a resource page on its website to help people identify and address outbreaks.

Formerly known as the gypsy moth, the spongy moth is an established invasi...

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View News Release Planning & Development News
Posted on: February 6, 2023

Wisconsin insurance commissioner tours Kenosha County flood mitigation efforts

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Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Nathan Houdek joined County Executive Samantha Kerkman and other local officials Monday on a tour of Kenosha County’s flood mitigation efforts. 

Houdek’s visit coincided with the start of Flood ...

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Planning & Development News
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Tree removal to precede mining work at Wilmot gravel pit

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Tree removal work on the south end of the Kenosha County-owned gravel pit on Highway C will begin soon, the Kenosha County Department of Public Works announced today.

This is being conducted as Thelen Sand and Gravel has entered into an agreement with Keno...

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Planning & Development News
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Kenosha County, U.S. Army Corps sign off on Pike River South Branch project partnership

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and others gathered today to mark the signing of a landmark agreement that will enable a transformative ecological restoration project.

The agreement formalizes a partnership between the Army Corps and Kenosha County, a...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Kenosha County unveils new apps showcasing parks, bicycling amenities

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Two new web applications showcasing Kenosha County’s park and bike amenities are now available for the public’s use, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The Kenosha County Parks app may be accessed at kenoshacounty.org/parksap...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

Register of Deeds encourages property owners to sign up for land notification alerts

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Kenosha County Register of Deeds JoEllyn Storz is encouraging property owners to register for a free service aimed at preventing real estate and mortgage fraud.

The county’s Land Notification system provides property owners with email alerts any ...

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View News Release Register of Deeds News
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Remodeling to affect access to offices at county Administration Building

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Remodeling work in the Kenosha County Administration Building will affect the public’s in-person access to some services over the coming weeks.

The first-floor lobby and basement reception areas of the building are being modified to enhance secur...

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Posted on: October 13, 2023

Sheriff warns of danger of street drugs amid rise in MDMA presence

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Kenosha County Sheriff David Zoerner is again warning of the dangers of using illicit street drugs, following new reports of substances being laced with other drugs, unbeknownst to the user.

At a recent meeting of the Kenosha County Substance Abuse Coaliti...

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Posted on: May 10, 2023

County responds to White Caps-area tornado siren sounding in error

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Division of Emergency Management was made aware that at approximately 12:20 a.m. on Monday, May 8, 2023, citizens of the White Caps neighborhood in the City of Kenosha reported an outdoor warning siren activated and ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2023

Kenosha man drowns while attempting rescue in Pike River

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On 05/07/2023 at approximately 1:31 PM Kenosha County Deputies and Somers Fire/Rescue personnel responded to the 2000 block of Sheridan Road for a possible drowning.  Initial reports from deputies on the scene were that an adult male was swimming...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2023

Serious injury crash involving bicyclist under investigation

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On April 20th, 2023, at 10:07 AM, Kenosha County deputies and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Village of Bristol responded to the 15200 block of CTH K for a serious motor vehicle crash involving a semi-truck and a bicyclist.  Initial reports indic...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2023

Local Drug Take Back Day events to be held Saturday in Kenosha, Bristol

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events will be held at two Kenosha County locations this Saturday, April 22, County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Sheriff David Zoerner announced today.

The events will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the newly r...

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Posted on: April 16, 2023

UPDATED: Motorcyclist killed in crash on Highway J

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APRIL 17, 2023, UPDATE:

The operator of the Harley Davidson motorcycle that was fatally injured on April 15th, 2023 has been identified as Scott E. Wicks, a resident of Buffalo Grove, IL.

APRIL 16, 2023, ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE:

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2023

Storm spotter's class to be held April 25 at Kenosha County Center

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Kenosha County Sheriff’s Division of Emergency Management in cooperation with the National Weather Service will be sponsoring a free Storm Spotter’s Class on Wednesday, April 25th, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at the Kenosha County...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2023

2 children injured in Somers crash

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On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023, at 6:04 PM, Kenosha County Deputies, Detectives, and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Village of Somers responded to the 400 block of Sheridan Road for a serious vehicle crash.  Initial reports indicated that a 2005 ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Authorities respond to crash involving school bus at highways 50, 83

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On Monday, March 13th, 2023, at 8:10 AM, Kenosha County deputies, and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Village of Salem Lakes responded to the intersection of STH 50 and STH 83 (Antioch Road) for a crash involving a school bus.  

Initial reports ind...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Sheriff's Department responds to calls related to March 9-10 winter storm

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On March 9th, 2023 from 8:00 PM through March 10th, 2023 at 10:00 AM Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-related calls:

  • 1 crash with injuries
  • 13 property-damage crashes
  • 52 assist motorists

At this time there are no r...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2023

Firearms, drugs, cash seized in KDOG search warrant effort

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Yesterday, February 27th, 2023, at approximately 2:25 PM, KSD received information regarding a wanted convicted felon residing in the Village of Salem Lakes.  The suspect was located, arrested, and found to be in possession of cocaine and marijua...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2023

Man arrested, dogs seized in joint law enforcement operation

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This morning 2-24-23 at approximately 9:00 AM the Kenosha Drug Operations Group (KDOG), KSD Tactical Response Team, and KPD Special Investigations Unit (SIU) conducted a joint operation and served a search warrant at a residence in the 6800 block of 14th ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2023

Overnight center available for residents affected by power outage

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Kenosha County will host an overnight reception center tonight for residents whose homes remain without power after Wednesday’s ice storm, Sheriff David Zoerner announced in cooperation with County Executive Samantha Kerkman and other partners.

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2023

Sheriff's Department responds to calls related to Feb. 22-23 ice storm

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On February 22nd, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. through February 23, 2023, at 7:00 a.m. Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-related calls:

  • 1 crash with injuries
  • 8 property-damage crashes
  • 4 assist motorists
  • 56 Fire Calls&n...
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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2023

Sheriff's Department responds to calls related to Feb. 16-17 winter storm

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On February 16th, 2023 from 12:00 PM through February 17th, 2023 at 5:00 AM Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-related calls:

  • 3 crashes with injuries
  • 22 property-damage crashes
  • 23 assist motorists

At 9:49 PM, KSD an...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2023

Man arrested for Dec. 22 burglary, attack

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On 12-22-2022 KSD deputies were dispatched to a trouble unknown located in the 38300 block of 87th Street.  The dispatcher who answered the call for service overheard a woman screaming and a male threatening the woman.  Several minutes l...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Kenosha County Major Crash Assistance team now activated

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In 2021, the need was recognized for the availability of a county-wide team specializing in the investigation of serious motor vehicle crashes.  After nearly a year of planning and training the Kenosha County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) is...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: December 24, 2022

Sheriff's Department responds to weather-related calls for service

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Thursday 12-22-22 through Friday 12-23-22 Kenosha County experienced very cold temperatures and snow/ice-covered roadways.  Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-related calls for service.

  • 4 cra...
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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2022

UPDATED: Driver flees deputies before shooting himself in vehicle

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3:30 P.M. UPDATE:

The suspect was pronounced deceased at an area hospital.  The name of the deceased is being withheld pending proper notification.

2:37 P.M. ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE:

This afternoon on 12-22-22 at 12:49 PM a Kenosha County Deputy locat...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2022

2 arrested after fleeing deputies, crashing vehicle along I-94

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On November 29th, 2022 at 1:00 PM a Kenosha County deputy attempted to stop a vehicle traveling northbound on I-94 near CTH C for a traffic violation.  The vehicle would not pull over and exited the interstate on CTH C onto the east frontage road...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Sheriff's Department responds to calls related to Nov. 17 winter weather

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On November 17th 2022 Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-related calls from 5:00 PM through Midnight:

  • 1 crash with injury
  • 11 property-damage crashes
  • 5 assist motorists

At this time there are no road closures in Ke...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2022

Vehicles damaged with rocks while driving along state line in Bristol

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On Tuesday, October 11th, 2022 at about 1:06 PM KSD deputies responded to the 14000 block of 128th Street for reports of several vehicles that had sustained damage while driving in this area.  Initial reports were that someone may have been shoot...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2022

UPDATED: Man killed in head-on crash on Highway F

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SEPT. 29, 2022, UPDATE:

The operator of the Buick Encore that was fatally injured on Tuesday, September 27th has been identified as David Russo, a 64-year-old resident of Salem, WI.

ORIGINAL SEPT. 28, 2022, NEWS RELEASE:

On Tuesday, September 27th, 2022, at ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2022

Man arrested after shots-fired incident in Somers

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On September 10th, 2022, at 8:54 AM, Kenosha County deputies responded to the Market Square Apartments (3100-Market Lane – Somers, WI) in regards to a shots fired complaint.  The caller stated that he had gotten into a confrontation ins...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2022

UPDATED: Mount Pleasant woman dies in single-vehicle crash on Highway K

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SEPT. 1, 2022, UPDATE:

The operator of the Nissan Altima that was fatally injured on Wednesday, August 31st has been identified as Jacquelyn Justice, a 26-year-old resident of Mount Pleasant, WI.

ORIGINAL SEPT. 1, 2022, NEWS RELEASE:

On Wednesday, August 31s...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2022

UPDATED: Mount Pleasant man killed in Somers crash

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SEPT. 1, 2022, UPDATE:

The operator of the Harley Davidson motorcycle that was fatally injured on Tuesday, August 30th has been identified as Walter S. Hayek IV, a 33-year-old resident of Mount Pleasant, WI.

ORIGINAL AUG. 31, 2022, NEWS RELEASE:

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2022

KDOG makes arrest in narcotics investigation

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On August 16th, 2022, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, Drug Operations Group (KDOG), conducted an operation regarding the illegal distribution of narcotics and oxycodone hydrochloride pills.

The suspect of this investigation was identifie...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Illinois man dies in crash at Great Lakes Dragaway

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On Saturday, July 30th, 2022, at 4:28 PM, Kenosha County deputies, and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Town of Paris and the Village of Somers responded to the “Great Lakes Dragaway” (18411-1st Street) for a serious vehicle crash. &...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Sheriff's Department details citations, arrests at Country Thunder

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During the July 21st-24th, 2022 Country Thunder music festival, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department recorded the following offenses. 

Total County Ordinance Citations – 60 Underage Alcohol Violation – 37O...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2022

UPDATED: Boy, 14, dies in drowning at campground

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JULY 25, 2022, UPDATE:

The 14-year-old male swimmer that went missing in Happy Acres Kampground was located and pulled from the water at a depth of approximately 6 to 9 feet by the area dive teams.  He has been identified as Aiden F. Braim, a resi...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2022

8-year-old is victim of drowning in Powers Lake

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On 07/19/2022 at 5:47 PM Kenosha County Deputies responded to Lakeside Park (9018-Lake Park Drive) located at the South end of Powers Lake for a report of a drowning child.  Dispatch advised that law enforcement officers from Walworth County had ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2022

Patrols added after suspicious vehicle complaint in Camp Lake

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On 07-18-2022, at approximately 2:45 PM, KSD Deputies were dispatched to the 26600 block of 106th Street in reference to a suspicious complaint. The caller stated her daughters were at a park in the Camp Lake neighborhood when a white Chevrolet Cruze stop...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2022

Sheriff's Department urges people to be aware of traffic, pedestrians near Country Thunder

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The 2022 Country Thunder Music Festival will be taking place from Thursday, July 21 to Sunday, July 24.  Starting on Wednesday, July 20, the increased traffic associated with this festival will impact the communities in Kenosha County, Walworth C...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2022

2022 Independence Day parades and fireworks safety

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As the July 4th, 2022, Independence Day holiday approaches, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind residents and visitors of a few parade and firework display dates as well as some firework safety guidelines:

Parades:

  • Twin La...
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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Sgt. Christopher Hannah appointed to serve as Kenosha County Emergency Management director

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Kenosha County Sheriff’s Sgt. Christopher Hannah is being recommended to serve as the county’s Director of Emergency Management, County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Sheriff David Beth announced today.

Under an executive order signed t...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

UPDATED: Search underway for missing swimmer in Silver Lake

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JUNE 17, 2022, UPDATE: 

The 22-year-old male swimmer that went missing on Silver Lake was located and pulled from the water at 7:10 PM last night at a depth of 25 feet by area dive teams.  He has been identified as Philip Shwaiko, a resid...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2022

UPDATED: Armed man arrested at Somers gas station

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JUNE 14, 2022, UPDATE:

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s department continues to investigate this incident.  The subject that entered the Kwik Trip has been identified as Jonathan Petersen, a 19-year-old male from the City of Kenosha.&nbs...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Sheriff's Department, Joint Services to host employment open house

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The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department and Kenosha Joint Services will host an employment open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, in the north parking area of the county Administration Building, 1010 56th St.

Corrections professionals, de...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2022

Full-scale emergency preparedness exercise to be held June 12 at Bristol Renaissance Faire

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The Kenosha Sheriff's Division of Emergency Management in conjunction with the Bristol Renaissance Faire, emergency response agencies, and jurisdictional partners, will be hosting an emergency preparedness Full-Scale Exercise in the area of the B...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Driver killed in Somers crash

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On June 2nd, 2022, at 1:35 PM, Kenosha County deputies, and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Village of Somers responded to the 9200 block of CTH A for a serious vehicle crash.  Initial reports indicated that a black 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck wa...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2022

Driver injured, cited in head-on crash with school bus on Highway C

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On Tuesday, May 31st, 2022, at 11:59 AM, Kenosha County deputies, and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Village of Salem Lakes, WI responded to the 27200 block of Wilmot Road (CTH C) for a serious vehicle crash involving a school bus.  Initial repor...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2022

2 Sheriff's Department personnel, property owner treated for injuries after Wheatland barn fire

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On May 1st, 2022, at 8:07 PM, Kenosha County Deputies and Fire/Rescue personnel from multiple departments responded to the 6800 block of 317th Avenue for reports of a barn that was on fire.  Kenosha Dispatch advised responding units that the barn...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Statement from Sheriff Beth on Detective Bliss funeral; online livestream available

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Tomorrow our KSD family will lay to rest our friend and colleague Detective Jeffrey Bliss. Our agency’s prayers and remembrances will be with his family and loved ones. Jeff served honorably for over two decades and we were all deeply saddened b...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2022

UPDATED: Statement from Sheriff Beth on the death of Detective Jeffrey Bliss

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It is with deep sadness and sorrow that the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department announces the death of Detective Jeffrey S. Bliss, 46, a 23-year veteran of the department.  The cause of death is undetermined currently as the City of Ken...

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Posted on: July 14, 2023

Final property tax installment due July 31

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Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson is reminding Kenosha County taxpayers that the final installment for their property tax is due by July 31.

Where you pay depends on where you live, or whether you are on time with your taxes, Jacobson said.

If your pro...

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View News Release Treasurer News
Posted on: June 5, 2023

Jacobson notes celebration of County Treasurers Appreciation Week

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As National Homeownership Month kicks off, Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson is encouraging people to join in a statewide celebration this week of the work county treasurers do in support of property owners in the state.

June 4-10, she said, is County...

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View News Release Treasurer News
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Final property tax installment due July 31

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Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson today reminds Kenosha County taxpayers that the final installment for their property tax is due by July 31.

If your property is in the City of Kenosha and you are paying 2021 property taxes, you must pay City of Kenos...

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View News Release Treasurer News
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Kenosha County treasurer promotes Help for Homeowners

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Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson is encouraging homeowners with financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic to access a new state program that is providing assistance with mortgage payments, property taxes and utility bills.

The Wisconsin Help fo...

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View News Release Treasurer News
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Remodeling to affect access to offices at county Administration Building

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Remodeling work in the Kenosha County Administration Building will affect the public’s in-person access to some services over the coming weeks.

The first-floor lobby and basement reception areas of the building are being modified to enhance secur...

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News Flash

Posted on: October 13, 2023

New Kenosha County website resource spotlights invasive spongy moth

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With the invasive spongy moth making a resurgence in parts of Wisconsin, Kenosha County is now offering a resource page on its website to help people identify and address outbreaks.

Formerly known as the gypsy moth, the spongy moth is an established invasi...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: April 29, 2023

Kenosha County celebrates Arbor Day at the County Center Prairie & Arboretum

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Some years from now, a majestic bur oak tree will stand tall along the walkway into the Kenosha County Center Prairie & Arboretum, providing shade, beautiful fall color, and a living laboratory for the study of tree diversity in our climate. ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2023

Youth As Resources Board applications due May 2

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Kenosha County students who will be in high school next school year are now invited to apply to serve on the Youth As Resources Board.

Funded by the United Way of Kenosha County and coordinated in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Divisi...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: April 25, 2023

Kenosha County to host Arbor Day celebration Friday, April 28

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A celebration of Arbor Day will be held this Friday at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol.

The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with a tree arts and photography exhibit featuring the works of Kenosha County 4-H participants, followed by a tree-planting c...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Youth As Resources grant applications open through March 17

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Spring applications to the Kenosha County Youth As Resources Board for grant funding is due this Friday, March 17.

Youth as Resources is a grant-giving organization that funds youth-designed and youth-led community service projects that benefit individuals...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Nia program to host local discussion and trip to Chicago centered on Black history and careers

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Extension Kenosha County and the Kenosha Public Library will host a “Black History in Kenosha” discussion as part of the ongoing “Nia” program after school from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 16.

Darren Maddox, whose...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: February 10, 2023

Nia program to host ‘Career, College and Leadership’ for youth

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Extension Kenosha County and the Kenosha Public Library will host a “Career, College, and Leadership Fair” to connect youth in grades 8-12 with local employers, educational institutions, and leadership opportunities as part of the ongo...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program 2023 Collection Event is May 20

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today is announcing this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, which will be held on May 20.

“This FREE Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program provides a great opportunity...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: January 13, 2023

Nia career program to host ‘Rest and Reset’ event

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University of Wisconsin-Extension in Kenosha County and the Kenosha Public Library’s Nia: Pathways and Purpose for the Future program is hosting the “Rest and Reset” event to help African American youth in 8th-12th grade rela...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: November 8, 2022

Youth As Resources grant applications open through Nov. 11

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Fall applications to the Kenosha County Youth As Resources Board for grant funding is due this Friday, Nov. 11.

Youth as Resources is a grant-giving organization that funds youth-designed and youth-led community service projects that benefit individuals in...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Nia career program joins forces with Building Our Future to teach youth to ‘use their voice’

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University of Wisconsin-Extension in Kenosha County and the Kenosha Public Library are partnering with Building Our Future’s Youth Leadership Cohort to host a new workshop for the Nia College and Career Preparation program.

The “Use You...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: April 30, 2022

New Kenosha County Center arboretum showcases tree diversity

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Extension Kenosha County marked Arbor Day on Friday with the debut of a new feature on the Kenosha County Center grounds, aimed at educating the public about the importance of tree diversity and the many species that can survive and thrive in our climate....

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UW Extension News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Spring break camp, after-school program to support Black youth

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Extension Kenosha County and the Kenosha Public Library are hosting a spring break camp and after-school program to support Black youth in exploring postsecondary education options.

These programs are an outgrowth of Nia: Pathways and Purpose for the Futur...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Youth in Governance, local musicians to host election awareness event

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Kenosha County Youth In Governance students are teaming up with young musicians in our community this Friday to spread awareness of the upcoming election on April 5.

The Rock the Vote event will be held at 7 p.m. this Friday, April 1, at the Kenosha Creati...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Extension Kenosha County, Kenosha Public Library join forces on program for students of color

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension is partnering with the Kenosha Public Library to bring the “Nia: Pathways and Purposes for the Future” program to the youth of Kenosha County.

Focusing on eighth-through-12th-grade s...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Youth As Resources grant applications open through Jan. 14

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The next deadline to apply for Kenosha County Youth As Resources grant funding for the 2021-’22 granting year is Friday, Jan. 14.

Youth as Resources is a grant-giving organization that funds youth-designed and youth-led community service projects...

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Posted on: February 21, 2024

Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services to host open house

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The Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services invites the public to an open house this Friday, Feb. 23.

The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Veterans Services Office, located on the north end of the Kenosha County Job Center building, 8...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: November 11, 2023

American Heroes Café celebrates Veterans Day with special breakfast

Photo of a large group of veterans singing the National Anthem at the Heroes Cafe

Regulars at the American Heroes Café at Festival Foods in Kenosha celebrated Veterans Day a day early on Friday, with a full breakfast and a 248th birthday celebration.

The birthday party — featuring a cake and a singing of “...

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Veterans News
Posted on: October 30, 2023

Veterans Day to be celebrated at events across Kenosha County

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Veterans Day events will be held across Kenosha County on and before the Nov. 11, 2023, holiday.

 A chronological list of celebrations, compiled by the Kenosha County Veterans Service Office:

What: Christian Life School Veterans Day Progra...

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Posted on: October 31, 2023

Kenosha County Veterans Celebration to be held Saturday, Nov. 4

The annual Kenosha County Veterans Celebration will be held this Saturday, Nov. 4, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

This free community event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the commons area at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sher...

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Posted on: October 20, 2023

Kerkman issues proclamation for local World War II veteran Laba's 100th birthday

Photo of Wally Laba at birthday celebration

Wally Laba had one, simple request as the singing of “Happy Birthday” wound down and the cake was about to be cut: “Stop counting!”

With his sense of humor fully intact, the local World War II veteran celebrated his ...

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Veterans News
Posted on: October 7, 2023

Veterans, families enjoy special climb night at Boundless Adventures

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A way to say thank you. 

 An opportunity for camaraderie. 

 A means to build confidence. 

 These were among the themes of the evening on Oct. 6, at the Veterans Climb event at the Boundless Adventures aer...

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Veterans News
Posted on: September 23, 2023

'George Peter Day' declared in honor of World War II veteran's 100th birthday

Photo of George Peter with Mayor Antaramian, Sheriff Zoerner and County Executive Kerkman

George Peter turned 100 on Sept. 22, 2023. But, as he would tell you, “I don’t look a day over 99.”

Peter, a World War II veteran, is American Legion Post 21’s oldest member. And on Friday, as he notched another year...

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Veterans News
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Boundless Adventures to host Veterans Climb event Oct. 6

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Military veterans and their families will have the opportunity to climb for free Oct. 6 at the Boundless Adventures in Bristol Woods Park, Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman and other event partners announced today.

The Veterans Climb is open to act...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Kenosha County Veterans Honor Portal debuts Veterans History section

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The Kenosha County Veterans Honor Portal now has a new section devoted to telling historical stories about veterans and related topics, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

Launched in October 2022, the Veterans Honor Portal is an online tool...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Memorial Day programs, ceremonies to be held across Kenosha County

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Memorial Day will be observed at various events across Kenosha County over the holiday weekend. Here is a list of programs, compiled by the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services:

What: Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery Memorial Day Cerem...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: May 19, 2023

County to host veterans appreciation picnic on June 2

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County Executive Samantha Kerkman is inviting local veterans and their families to the inaugural Veterans Appreciation Summer Picnic, to be held at noon Friday, June 2, at the Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park.

Admission is free, and lunch will be serv...

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Posted on: April 21, 2023

Kerkman declares "Carlton Stanton Day" in honor of World War II veteran's birthday

Carlton Stanton posing for photo with others

A member of Kenosha County’s waning population of World War II veterans was honored on the eve of his 97th birthday Friday at the American Heroes Café at Festival Foods in Kenosha. 

Carlton Stanton served in the U.S. Navy as a...

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Veterans News
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Kenosha County Veterans Services to hold town hall meeting on March 23

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The Kenosha County Veterans Services Town Hall Meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m., this Thursday, March 23, at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road.

Kenosha County Veterans Services Director Ali Nelson said the event will be an opportuni...

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Posted on: February 20, 2023

County issues proclamation for local World War II veteran's 99th birthday

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County Executive Samantha Kerkman declared Monday, Feb. 20, 2023, as Thomas Van Dahm Day in Kenosha County, in honor of a local World War II veteran who is celebrating his 99th birthday. 

Van Dahm was the guest of honor a few days earlier, at the ...

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Veterans News
Posted on: January 4, 2023

County proclamation issued in honor of local World War II veteran's 100th birthday

Photo of Harold "Jim" Eils with others

A local World War II veteran was the toast of the town Wednesday, at a belated celebration of his 100th birthday. 

Harold “Jim” Eils was the guest of honor at the weekly gathering of the American Heroes Café at Festi...

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Veterans News
Posted on: October 31, 2022

Veterans Day to be celebrated at events across Kenosha County

Veterans Day 2022 logo

Veterans Day events will be held across Kenosha County on and before the Nov. 11, 2022, holiday.

A chronological list of celebrations, compiled by the Kenosha County Veterans Service Office:

What: Christian Life School Veterans Day ProgramWhen: Friday, Nov ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2022

Kenosha County Veterans Services Director Ali Nelson elected president of statewide association

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Kenosha County Veterans Services Director Ali Nelson was recently elected president of the County Veterans Service Officers Association of Wisconsin.

Nelson was sworn into the office on Oct. 18, during the CVSO fall conference in Wisconsin Rapids. He will ...

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Veterans News
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Kenosha County Veterans Honor Portal a one-stop shop for information, resources

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County Executive Samantha Kerkman recently announced the launch of the Kenosha County Veterans Honor Portal, an online tool that provides easy access to an array of information of interest to veterans and others in the community.

“We set out to c...

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

American Legion Post 21 honors Kenosha women, ages 103 and 102

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Being 101 years old didn’t stop Lillian Jilk from joining the American Legion two years ago. 

And being 103 didn’t stop her from being present and smiling, when Legion Post 21 honored her for her two years as a continuous membe...

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Veterans News
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Veterans, active-duty military and families invited to climb for free at Boundless Adventures

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* UPDATE: As of Sept. 26, 2022, all available tickets have been distributed. *

Kenosha County Parks, Boundless Adventures, and the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services are partnering to offer 150 free tickets to the aerial adventure park to qualifi...

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Posted on: August 28, 2022

Commemorative benches dedicated at Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park

County Executive Kerkman and Korean War Veterans posing on commemorative bench

Regulars at the American Heroes Café at Festival Foods in Kenosha wanted to pay tribute to their group’s founders, and they went above and beyond in their fundraising quest.

Meantime, another area veterans’ organization was l...

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Veterans News
Posted on: July 19, 2022

Kenosha County Veterans Services to hold regular office hours in Twin Lakes

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The Kenosha County Veterans Service Office will hold regular office hours in Twin Lakes the third Tuesday of each month beginning July 19, Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

Office hours on these days will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: July 16, 2022

Local World War II veteran marks 102nd birthday

Emerald Knudson being presented with a flag at his birthday party

“The luckiest guy in the world.”

Paraphrasing the baseball great Lou Gehrig, that’s how Emerald “Dixie” Knudson describes himself on the eve of turning 102.

A World War II veteran, Knudson was the guest of h...

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Veterans News
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Memorial Day programs, ceremonies to be held across Kenosha County

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Memorial Day will be observed at various events across Kenosha County over the upcoming holiday weekend. Here is a list of programs, compiled by the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services:

What: Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery Memorial ...

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