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News Flash

Posted on: July 1, 2020

Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center office to open July 6

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The Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center’s office will reopen Monday, July 6, 2020, along with many other county buildings. Appointments are strongly encouraged.

Most business may be conducted by phone or using remote video. Trai...

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Kenosha County ADRC to offer Tools for Caregivers course online

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The Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center is now accepting applications for its next Powerful Tools for Caregivers course, to be conducted online.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a free, six-week educational series designed by Stanford Unive...

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: May 13, 2020

May is Mental Health Month – Be Kind to Your Mind

May is Mental Health Awareness Month[1]

Kenosha County residents are encouraged to Be Kind to Your Mind by attending a series of free virtual presentations celebrating mental health month in May.

We are facing unprecedented times and want to focus on helping improve your mental health. Many peop...

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Kenosha County ADRC offers grocery delivery program for seniors, people with disabilities

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Need help getting groceries while staying safer at home? The Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) can help bridge the gap for those who want to limit trips to public spaces or need help with online grocery shopping.

Free assistance ...

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Western Kenosha County Transit shifts to door-to-door service only

Western Kenosha County Transit bus

Effective Monday, April 6, Western Kenosha County Transit, a public bus service, will shift to door-to-door service only. Current fixed routes will be temporarily suspended to adhere to Gov. Tony Evers’ Safer-at-Home order.

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Western Transit service continuing; door-to-door service encouraged

Western Kenosha County Transit bus

Western Kenosha County Transit is continuing to offer door-to-door and regular fixed-route public transit to Kenosha County residents west of I-94.

During Governor Tony Evers’ Safer-at-Home order, all riders needing to make essential trips are en...

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Forum focuses on state budget's effect on elders, people with disabilities

2019 state budget forum

More than 60 people turned out at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha Friday morning, March 22, for an advocacy forum on the proposed 2019-’21 Wisconsin state budget and its effects on elders, people with disabilities, those with mental illness...

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Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Program to provide information about long-term care ombudsman program

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The Kenosha County Caregiver Coalition is sponsoring a presentation by Rachel Selking, Long Term Care Ombudsman Supervisor with the State of Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care to share information about the state ombudsman program.

A long-term car...

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News Flash

Posted on: May 6, 2020

May 5, 2020, letter to Brookside residents and family members

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Brookside Administrator Lynda Bogdala’s latest letter to residents and family members, sent May 5, 2020, offers an update on steps being taken to protect against COVID-19 in our facility.

You can read the full letter here.

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Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020, letter to Brookside residents and families

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On April 6, 2020, Administrator Lynda Bogdala sent an update to residents and family members on the measures we are taking to protect our Brookside family from COVID-19. 

You can read the full letter here.

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Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020, letter to Brookside residents and families

On March 20, 2020, Brookside Administrator Lynda Bogdala sent a letter to residents and families, updating them on the preventative measures being taken to reduce the risk of COVID-19 entering the facility, and on the ways people can help residents while ...

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Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

COVID-19 update: Brookside now asking family, friends not to visit facility

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As we continue to react and adapt to the latest information regarding the spread of coronavirus, Brookside is now asking that family members and friends not visit our facility – regardless of whether they are feeling symptoms of illness.

The exce...

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Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Letter to Brookside residents and family members regarding coronavirus

We know that you may be concerned about the spread of the 2019 coronavirus, and how it may impact us here at Brookside Care Center.

To that end, Brookside Administrator Lynda Bogdala and Kenosha County Division of Health Director Dr. Jennifer Freiheit have...

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Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center lands on Newsweek list of top nursing homes

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Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center is listed among Wisconsin’s top nursing homes in a new, national ranking compiled by Newsweek.

The report, published online last week, ranks Brookside as the fifth best nursing home in Wisconsin. It is the only nursin...

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View News Release Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Brookside Care Center seeks volunteer greeters

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Brookside Care Center is in search of volunteers to greet and welcome residents’ family and friends during evening and weekend hours.

Hours in need of coverage include 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. These time ...

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View News Release Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: March 4, 2019

March 26 luncheon to offer information on volunteering at Brookside

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Are you curious about volunteering at Kenosha County's Brookside Care Center?

Join us at noon Tuesday, March 26, to share lunch and conversation on the what, the why and the how of volunteering at Brookside.

This free luncheon will be held in the Southport ...

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Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Brookside Care Center seeks volunteer greeters

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Brookside Care Center is in search of volunteers to greet and welcome residents’ family and friends during evening and weekend hours.

Hours in need of coverage include 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. These time ...

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View News Release Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: August 20, 2018

Willowbrook Assisted Living to host courtyard concert, cookout and open house

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Kenosha County’s newest assisted living community, Willowbrook Assisted Living, will host a free concert, cookout and open house on Sunday, Aug. 26.

The concert, featuring music by Simon & Schmidt, will run from 4 to 5 p.m. in the courtyard at Willowbr...

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News Flash

Posted on: April 30, 2020

Strong Family Awards presented to 2 Kenosha-area families

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Two local families were the recipients of this year’s Kenosha County Strong Family Awards, presented Thursday, April 30.

The honorees were Rachael Comstock and Megan Mercer and their respective families.

The Kenosha County Turn the Town Blue Commi...

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View News Release Children and Family Services
Posted on: April 29, 2020

2020 Strong Family Awards to be presented in April 30 Facebook Live stream

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The Kenosha County Turn the Town Blue Committee will present its annual Strong Family Awards in a Facebook Live stream at noon Thursday, April 30.

The presentation caps off Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month, which is observed each April. It will be ...

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View News Release Children and Family Services
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Nominations sought for 2020 Strong Family Awards

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The Kenosha County Turn the Town Blue Committee is seeking nominations for its annual Strong Family Awards.

Granted each year during April, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month, the awards honor local families that demonstrate the qualities of the five...

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Children and Family Services
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Feeding families and having fun: DCFS staff holds 9th annual Feed 100 Families Food Drive

Feed 100 Families 2019

Feeding families and having fun.

These are the goals of the Kenosha County Division of Children and Family Services’ annual Feed 100 Families Food Drive, which took place Dec. 7 at the Job Center building.

For the ninth year in a row, staff member...

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Children and Family Services
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Summer Youth Employment Program continues to provide jobs, life lessons for at-risk youth

Group photo at 2019 Summer Youth Employment mural dedication

Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment program wrapped up another successful season on Wednesday, with the dedication of a new mural at the Kenosha County Job Center.

The program, established in 2009, aims to provide at-risk youth with job and life-skill...

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View News Release Children and Family Services
Posted on: July 30, 2019

National Night Out events to be held across Kenosha County on Aug. 6

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National Night Out will be celebrated at four Kenosha locations and one in Twin Lakes from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019.

The Kenosha locations are: The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, 1330 52nd St.; Lincoln Park, 6900 18th Ave.; St. John...

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View News Release Children and Family Services
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Turn the Town Blue Committee presents 2019 Strong Family Awards

2019 Strong Family Award winners

The Turn the Town Blue Committee on Tuesday night honored five Kenosha County families with the 2019 Strong Family Award.

These awards were presented during a Family Game Night event at Ruffolo’s Special Pizza 2 in Kenosha. This event concluded a...

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Children and Family Services
Posted on: April 10, 2019

Nancy Morey honored as 2019 Connie Reyes Award recipient

2019 Connie Reyes Award presentation

The former coordinator of a community collaboration dedicated to strengthening families through prevention is the recipient of the 2019 Connie Reyes Award for Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.

Nancy Morey received the honors during a ceremo...

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View News Release Children and Family Services
Posted on: March 26, 2019

Turn the Town Blue Committee plans events for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month

Go Blue 2018 group photo

The Kenosha County Turn the Town Blue Committee is again planning a variety of events throughout April, in recognition of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

This annual campaign emphasizes the power of prevention and the importance of raising childr...

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View News Release Children and Family Services
Posted on: February 28, 2019

Kenosha County Girl Scouts' project aims to give back to teen girls in foster care

Elsa Witkiewicz and Scarlette Fallscher of the Bags of Bravery and Beauty project

Two Kenosha County Girl Scouts working toward their Silver Award are conducting a donation drive for teen girls in foster care.

Elsa Witkiewicz of Troop 9338 and Scarlette Fallscher of Troop 32432 are collecting health and beauty items, in a project they&a...

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Children and Family Services
Posted on: December 17, 2018

Local hairdressers give back to foster kids in ‘Haircut for the Holidays’

In support of foster parents in Kenosha County, approximately 25 local hairdressers spent a recent evening giving free haircuts to local foster kids. The event, called Haircut for the Holidays, organized by Danielle Rasmussen of Hair Cuttery, took place T...

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Children and Family Services
Posted on: December 7, 2018

DCFS staff display creativity, generosity in annual Feed 100 Families food drive effort

Feed 100 Families - Ongoing Unit

Staff members in the Kenosha County Division of Children and Family Services exercised their creativity and their generosity Friday, in the division’s annual Feed 100 Families Food Drive and holiday office decorating contest.

This competition, no...

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Children and Family Services
Posted on: September 28, 2018

Kenosha County presents 2017 Youth Justice Report

DCFS staff

Delinquency referrals are continuing to trend downward, while the number of juvenile arrests has remained steady.

These were among the primary takeaways of Kenosha County’s 2017 Youth Justice Report, unveiled during a presentation in Circuit Judge Jodi Mei...

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Children and Family Services
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program marks 10 years of success

2018 Summer Youth Employment Program

Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment program recently completed its 10th season, providing work experience and life lessons to 210 participants at 35 worksites.

Modeled off of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Comprehensive Ga...

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View News Release Children and Family Services
Posted on: August 2, 2018

National Night Out to be celebrated Aug. 7

2018 National Night Out logo

National Night Out will be celebrated at five Kenosha locations and one in Twin Lakes from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.

The Kenosha locations are: The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, 1330 52nd St.; Lincoln Park, 6900 18th Ave.; Lord of Life Luth...

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View News Release Children and Family Services

News Flash

Posted on: July 15, 2019

Officials mark debut of renovated Branch 1 courtroom

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Judge David Bastianelli, County Executive Jim Kreuser and Clerk of Courts Rebecca Matoska-Mentink cut the ribbon on Monday, July 15, in the newly remodeled Branch 1 Courtroom in the Kenosha County Courthouse.

Improvements to the courtroom include significa...

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Clerk of Courts News
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Ribbon to be cut in newly remodeled Branch 1 Courtroom

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The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting event at 8:15 a.m. Monday, July 15, to commemorate the grand reopening of the newly remodeled Branch 1 Courtroom in the Kenosha County Courthouse, 912 56th St.

The Branch 1 Courtroom and judicial space has been und...

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News Flash

Posted on: May 1, 2020

Chairman O’Day announces 2020-’22 County Board committee assignments

County Board chambers

New Kenosha County Board Chairman John J. O’Day recently announced his committee assignments for the new board term, which will continue until April 2022.

O’Day, a 24-year veteran of the board, was elected by his board colleagues on Apr...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Public invited to listen in on latest County Board COVID-19 teleconference at 7:30 p.m. April 7

County Board chambers

Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit will again brief the County Board on the latest in the fight against COVID-19 in a teleconference at 7:30 p.m. this Tuesday, April 7.

The public is invited to listen in by calling 408-418-9388 and entering the...

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County Clerk News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Clerk urges people to vote absentee for April 7 election; online registration deadline extended

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As the April 7 election draws near and with the governor’s “Safer at Home” order in place, Kenosha County Clerk Regi Bachochin continues to strongly urge people to vote absentee.

To that end, the state has extended its deadlin...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

County Board to hold March 17 emergency teleconference for COVID-19 briefing

County Board chambers

The March 17, 2020, regular meeting of the Kenosha County Board has been canceled. However, the board will meet in a teleconference to hear a briefing on the COVID-19 emergency from Kenosha County Health Director Jen Freiheit.

This briefing will begin at 7...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Kenosha County clerk encourages voters to vote absentee for April 7 election

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Because of the COVID-19 situation, voters in Kenosha County are strongly urged to act now to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary, County Clerk Regi Bachochin said today.

“Polls will be open in Kenosha...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: January 22, 2020

County Board confirms appointment of new County Clerk Regi Bachochin

Regi Bachochin portrait

The Kenosha County Board on Tuesday night voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Regi Bachochin as county clerk.

This action will allow Bachochin to fill out the remainder of former County Clerk Mary T. Kubicki’s term, which ends in Janu...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Regi Bachochin named as county clerk appointee

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Longtime County Clerk’s Office staff member Regi Bachochin will be appointed to the clerk’s position pending a vote of the County Board, board Chairman Daniel Esposito announced today.

Bachochin, the chief deputy clerk, has been serving...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: December 26, 2019

Kenosha County Clerk Mary T. Kubicki to retire Dec. 31

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Kenosha County Clerk Mary T. Kubicki will retire on Dec. 31, 2019, ending an 11-year tenure in office and a 41-year career with the county.

“Sometimes you just know when the timing is right,” Kubicki said. “I turned 65 in Nove...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

County Clerk's Office changes hours for passport applicants

Clerk's office counter

Effective immediately, the Kenosha County Clerk’s Office has changed the hours that it accepts passport applications.

Applications will now be accepted by appointment only from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays only. Applicants may schedule an appoi...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Laura Belsky appointed to fill 4th District County Board seat

Laura Belsky

Kenosha County Board Chairman Daniel Esposito tonight announced his appointment of Laura Belsky to fill the vacant 4th District seat on the County Board.

The board then immediately approved Belsky’s appointment on a voice vote with no opposition....

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County Clerk News
Posted on: July 29, 2019

Kenosha County seeking applicants to fill 4th District County Board seat

County Board chambers

The Kenosha County Clerk’s Office is now accepting applications from residents interested in filling the 4th District vacancy on the Kenosha County Board.

This seat became vacant with the recent death of Supervisor Michael Goebel. Eligible applic...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: October 16, 2018

County Board Chairman appoints Daniel Gaschke to fill vacant 7th District seat

Daniel Gaschke

Kenosha County Board Chairman Daniel Esposito tonight appointed Daniel Gaschke to fill the vacant 7th District seat on the board.

Gaschke, who was confirmed by the County Board on a unanimous vote, succeeds Supervisor Dayvin Hallmon, who resigned from the ...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Kenosha County seeking applicants to fill 7th District County Board seat

County Board chambers

The Kenosha County Clerk’s Office is now accepting applications from residents interested in filling the 7th District vacancy on the Kenosha County Board.

This seat became vacant with the recent departure of Supervisor Dayvin Hallmon, who resigne...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Chairman selects Somers Trustee Joe Cardinali to fill 15th District County Board seat

Joe Cardinali

Kenosha – County Board Chairman Daniel Esposito has selected Village of Somers Trustee Joe Cardinali to fill the vacant 15th District County Board seat.

The vacancy occurred following the death of 15th District Supervisor Greg Retzlaff in June. R...

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News Flash

Posted on: June 26, 2020

Kenosha County offices to begin phased-in reopening

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Kenosha County government offices will begin a phased-in reopening on Monday, June 29, when the County Treasurer’s Office will open to begin accepting property tax payments.

All other county offices will reopen to the public on July 6, though man...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Link to sign on to the Declaration of Racism as a Public Health Crisis

In his 2020 State of the County address, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser encouraged County Board supervisors and members of the public to sign on to the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute’s declaration of racism as a public...

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County Executive News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Kreuser’s State of the County credits community for resilience, calls for concerted action on racism

2018 State of the County

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser delivered his State of the County address to the County Board Tuesday night, lauding the community for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic while calling for action to battle systemic racism in our society.

“...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Kreuser’s State of the County address to call for action on racism as a public health crisis

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser’s upcoming State of the County address will include a call for the County Board to adopt a resolution declaring racism to be a public health crisis.

County Board Supervisor Laura Belsky and the Kenosha County ...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2020

New path and bridge alongside Highway C latest addition to Kenosha County’s multiuse trail system

Highway C trail dedication

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and other local officials gathered this morning to celebrate the formal opening of a new shared-use path alongside Highway C in the Village of Pleasant Prairie.

The roughly mile-long multiuse trail runs from 114th Avenu...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Bike-to-Work Weeks in Kenosha County are June 6-20

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This year’s Bike-to-Work Weeks in Kenosha County are June 6-20, County Executive Jim Kreuser and Mayor John Antaramian announced today.

And whether you’re commuting to your job or working from home right now, it’s a great time...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

New date for Kenosha County household hazardous waste collection is July 25

Hazardous waste

This year’s Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program collection event is being rescheduled for Saturday, July 25, due to the COVID-19 emergency.

The annual event was previously scheduled to be held this Saturday, May 2.

Everyone...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Local officials urge compliance with governor's 'safer-at-home' order

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Local officials today urged residents to comply with Gov. Tony Evers’ order to stay in their homes to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

“We need to keep each other safe by staying at home,” said Kenosha County Executive Jim Kr...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Kenosha County elected officials announce modified procedures during COVID-19 shutdown

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The Kenosha County Clerk, Treasurer and Register of Deeds offices have established how they will handle their constitutional duties and serve the public while the county’s nonessential operations are affected by the COVID-19 emergency.

County Exe...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Kenosha County to suspend nonessential services; many employees to work remotely

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Kenosha County will temporarily shut down nonessential services and close most of its facilities to the public by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

This step, aimed at preventing the further spread of COVID-19 in the...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Kenosha County now under State of Emergency as coronavirus precautions ramp up

COVID-19 Declaration of Emergency (1)

County Executive Jim Kreuser today declared a State of Emergency in Kenosha County in an effort to guard against the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

As of this afternoon, (March 12) there remain no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Kenosha County.

Howeve...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program 2020 collection event is May 2

Hazardous waste

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today is announcing this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, which will hold its Collection Event May 2.

“The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a FREE program and a...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

$10,000 donation from Oktoberfest group to fund design of future band shelter in Old Settlers Park

Old Settlers Oktoberfest logo

Design work on a long-awaited band shelter at Old Settlers Park will begin, thanks to a $10,000 donation from the nonprofit Old Settlers Oktoberfest Inc.

To date, the Oktoberfest group has raised roughly $90,000 from the one-day event that it holds each Se...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2020

As 2020 Census approaches, Kenosha County urges all residents to respond

2020 Census logo

Soon it will be time for people across the nation to respond to the 2020 U.S. Census, and Kenosha County is striving for full participation from its residents. 

County Executive Jim Kreuser said it is crucial for residents to respond to the census...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2020

County executive declares state of emergency in response to lakefront damage from Jan. 10-12 storm

January 2020 Kemper lakefront damage

County Executive Jim Kreuser on Jan. 24, 2020, declared a state of emergency in Kenosha County in response to the significant Lake Michigan shoreline damage caused by the Jan. 10-12 storm. This declaration is an effort to help the county and affected muni...

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County Executive News Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Kenosha County Tree Program continues with online ordering system

Maple trees

For the second year in a row, the Kenosha County Tree and Shrub program is taking orders exclusively through an online system.

The online store is simple to use and includes full-color images and descriptions of the varieties available for purchase.

Over th...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Summer Youth Employment Program continues to provide jobs, life lessons for at-risk youth

Group photo at 2019 Summer Youth Employment mural dedication

Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment program wrapped up another successful season on Wednesday, with the dedication of a new mural at the Kenosha County Job Center.

The program, established in 2009, aims to provide at-risk youth with job and ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Wisconsin Active Together honors Kenosha County for its efforts to promote walking, bicycling

Wisconsin Active Together logo

Kenosha County is being recognized as a Wisconsin Active Together Community for its commitment to bolstering quality of life by making it easier for people to walk, bike and be active.

The honor, announced last week, was granted specifically to the Kenosha...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center lands on Newsweek list of top nursing homes

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Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center is listed among Wisconsin’s top nursing homes in a new, national ranking compiled by Newsweek.

The report, published online last week, ranks Brookside as the fifth best nursing home in Wisconsin. I...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Medication collection event to be held at Kenosha County Center on Oct. 26

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Kenosha County will participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.

Residents are encouraged to bring unwanted, unused prescription and over-the-counter medications...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Kreuser’s 2020 budget plan zeroes in on law enforcement, infrastructure

County Executive Jim Kreuser delivers his 2020 budget address

Law Enforcement and infrastructure are the themes of the 2020 proposed budget that Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser presented to the County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 1.

Included in the proposed budget is the contract settlement with the Kenosha Coun...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Kenosha County to host Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park on Sept. 28

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites bike riders of all ability levels to participate in the 10th Annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 28.

“It will be a great day to trade four wheels for t...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Annual Pike River Cleanup event to be held Saturday, Sept. 21

Pike River Cleanup

The Kenosha Sportfishing and Conservation Association is seeking volunteers for its annual Pike River Cleanup, to be held 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 21.

This event, aimed at further improving the health of the Pike River, is supported by K...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2019

POW/MIA chair dedication to be held Sept. 19 in Kenosha County Board chambers

pow mia flag

As National Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day approaches, a new memorial in the Kenosha County Administration Building will debut later this month.

A POW/MIA Honor Chair will be located in the lobby outside of the County Board chambers and...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2019

9th Annual Oktoberfest celebration returns to Old Settlers Park on Sept. 14

Oktoberfest 2017 (7)

The 9th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest will be held noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 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 show, kid...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2019

County’s bond rating remains at AA+ as rating agencies offer positive feedback, stable outlook

Kenosha County Administration Building sign

A pair of rating agencies recently reaffirmed Kenosha County’s AA+ bond rating, expressing their praise of the county’s fiscal management and expressing a favorable forecast for the future.

This comes as the county’s overall long-term obligations have decl...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Kenosha County Parks to host Picnic in the Park on Aug. 24

Picnic in the Park 2019

Kenosha County Parks’ annual Picnic in the Park will return to Petrifying Springs Park on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Following up on last year’s successful event, the daylong festivities will include live music, interactive kids’ activities and an evening firework...

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

National Night Out events to be held across Kenosha County on Aug. 6

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National Night Out will be celebrated at four Kenosha locations and one in Twin Lakes from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019.

The Kenosha locations are: The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, 1330 52nd St.; Lincoln Park, 6900 18th Ave.; St. John...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

Was your great-grandmother a suffragist? Kenosha County Suffrage 100 releases 1915 list

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Want to know if someone related to you was involved when women received the right to vote a century ago?

Kenosha County Suffrage 100, a group dedicated to celebrating the history of women’s suffrage and the future of voting, this week released a ...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

As Anderson Arts Center renovation continues, Twilight Jazz relocates across the street for 2019

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An ongoing renovation project at the Anderson Arts Center will lead to a temporary relocation of the popular Twilight Jazz concert series, and a bright future for the historic lakefront mansion, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser said today.

Those who co...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Kenosha County Suffrage 100 effort launches website, Facebook page

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A steering committee formed to coordinate and promote local celebrations of the upcoming 100th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote has launched a website and Facebook page, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The Kenosha Coun...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

DairyAir Dairy Breakfast bike ride returns this Saturday, June 15

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser’s annual DairyAir Bike Ride to the Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast returns this Saturday, June 15.

The organized ride will begin at 7 a.m. at Bristol Woods Park, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol, continuing to the Dair...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Prizes available for those who bike to work through June 15

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Kenosha County’s Bike-to-Work Weeks continue through June 15, and those who participate remain eligible to win locally donated prizes, County Executive Jim Kreuser is reminding residents.

The Bike to Work Weeks Contest is a part of the county and...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

County executive, mayor promote Bike-to-Work Weeks and June 1 Kenosha County Bike Rodeo

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and Mayor John Antaramian have a challenge and a suggestion for bicyclists of all ability levels.

The challenge: Trade your car for two wheels during Kenosha County’s Bike-to-Work Weeks, June 1-15.

The suggesti...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

UW-Parkside, Kenosha County leaders sign off on 50-year, collaborative land-use agreement

County Executive Jim Kreuser and UW-Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford sign a collaborative land agreem

University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Kenosha County officials today celebrated the beginning of a collaboration aimed at improving the ecology and recreational opportunities on 139 acres of UW-Parkside property that borders Petrifying Springs Park.

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Kreuser’s 2019 State of the County affirms commitment to law enforcement, roads, quality of place

County Executive Jim Kreuser delivers his 2019 State of the County Address.

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser presented his 2019 State of the County address to the County Board on Tuesday night, elaborating on the county’s work to take care of its infrastructure, and its citizens.

“The state of Kenosha Count...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Petrifying Springs Biergarten revenue share yields cash for county, improvements to park

The gross revenue share that Kenosha County receives as part of its partnership with the private operators of the Petrifying Springs Biergarten is paying dividends for the county and for users of Petrifying Springs Park.

A new ball diamond, storage facilit...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Petition drive to oppose parole for murderer Eric Nelson exceeds 2,300 signatures in first 10 days

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A petition drive urging the Wisconsin Parole Commission to deny release of a convicted murderer is off to a strong start, already greatly surpassing a signature goal that Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced last week.

As of today, nearly 2,400 p...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

Nancy Morey honored as 2019 Connie Reyes Award recipient

2019 Connie Reyes Award presentation

The former coordinator of a community collaboration dedicated to strengthening families through prevention is the recipient of the 2019 Connie Reyes Award for Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.

Nancy Morey received the honors during a ceremo...

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Posted on: April 6, 2019

Kenosha County, UW-Parkside strike land-use agreement for natural area near Petrifying Springs

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Kenosha County and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside plan to enter into a collaborative land-use agreement that will enhance the management of 139 acres of natural land alongside Petrifying Springs Park, officials announced Friday.

This agreement establ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Kenosha County to host April 27 Drug Take-Back Day events at two locations

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Kenosha County will participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27.

Residents are encouraged to bring unwanted, unused prescription and over-the-counter medicati...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

County executive, DA voice opposition to parole for convicted murderer Eric Nelson

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and District Attorney Michael Graveley today joined the family of murder victim Joseph Vite in strongly opposing the parole of convicted murderer Eric S. Nelson.

Nelson is serving a life sentence for the 1985 killing th...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Turn the Town Blue Committee plans events for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month

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The Kenosha County Turn the Town Blue Committee is again planning a variety of events throughout April, in recognition of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

This annual campaign emphasizes the power of prevention and the importance of raising childr...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Brighton Dale Links, Petrifying Springs Golf Course to begin 2019 golf season

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Kenosha County’s two golf facilities will open for play, weather permitting, this week, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

Petrifying Springs Golf Course is set to open Wednesday, March 20, while Brighton Dale Links is slated to begin its season...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

Annual Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program collection to be held May 4

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today is announcing this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Program.

“The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a FREE program and a great opportunity for Kenosha County residents to disp...

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

Kenosha County receives Fund for Lake Michigan grant for Pike River restoration work

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A $75,000 grant from the Fund for Lake Michigan will go toward restoration work on the South Branch of the Pike River, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

These funds – the latest in a series of grants aimed at improving the Pike – will b...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Online orders being taken for 2019 Kenosha County Tree and Shrub Program

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The 2019 Kenosha County Tree and Shrub Program has moved to an all online ordering system.

The Kenosha County Tree Program has sold nearly one million trees over the last 30 years. The purpose of the program is to encourage everyone to plant more native tr...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Kreuser appoints steering committee for 2020 suffrage celebration

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To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser has appointed a special steering committee to coordinate celebrations across the county i...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Local, state officials urge ‘yes’ vote in Nov. 6 'dark stores' referendum

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Local officials and state lawmakers from the Kenosha area gathered today to urge support for a nonbinding, countywide referendum on the Nov. 6 election ballot that calls upon the Legislature to close a loophole that allows large retailers to skirt propert...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Clara-Lin Tappa appointed, confirmed as Kenosha County human resources director

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An experienced corporate administrator will serve as Kenosha County’s new director of human resources.

Clara-Lin Tappa’s appointment to the position was approved unanimously by the County Board Tuesday night. Since May, Tappa has worked...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

National Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 27; local drop-off sites available 365 days a year

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Kenosha County will participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

Residents are invited and encouraged to bring their unwanted and unused medications to drop-of...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Proposed 2019 budget lowers taxes, increases services and commitment to infrastructure

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County Executive Jim Kreuser delivered the 2019 Budget Proposal to the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 2, 2018. This budget includes a reduction in property taxes, along with an increased commitment to infrastructure improvements.

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Kenosha County, city officials encourage voter registration in advance of November election

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and City of Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian are calling on residents to make sure they’re registered to vote before the Nov. 6 election.

“Now is the time to make sure you’re ready to cast a ballot on or before Election Da...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Kenosha County to host 'Fall Wheel Ride' to Petrifying Springs Park on Sept. 29

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites bike riders of all ability levels to participate in the Ninth Annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 29.

“It is a great time of the year to get out and vi...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Volunteers needed for Sept. 15 Pike River Cleanup event

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The Kenosha Sportfishing and Conservation Association is seeking volunteers for its annual Pike River Cleanup, to be held 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.

This event, aimed at further improving the health of the Pike River, is supported by Kenosha C...

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

8th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest to feature authentic German music, food, wiener dog races

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

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

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program marks 10 years of success

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Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment program recently completed its 10th season, providing work experience and life lessons to 210 participants at 35 worksites.

Modeled off of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Comprehensive Ga...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

National Night Out to be celebrated Aug. 7

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National Night Out will be celebrated at five Kenosha locations and one in Twin Lakes from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.

The Kenosha locations are: The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, 1330 52nd St.; Lincoln Park, 6900 18th Ave.; Lord of Life Luth...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Kenosha County Parks presents Picnic in the Park, Aug. 11 at Petrifying Springs Park

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A family-friendly community event last held 25 years ago is returning to Petrifying Springs Park on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Picnic in the Park is a day of live music, interactive family activities and concessions, aimed at continuing to raise awareness and educ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Kenosha County Dog Parks to close as safeguard against spread of COVID-19

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Based on the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and updated recommendations on COVID-19, the Kenosha County Dog Parks will be closed temporarily effective Friday, April 24.

The closure will continue until further notice,...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing available at UW-Parkside July 16-18

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The Wisconsin National Guard is coming to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside this week to provide three days of free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing to the public.

Testing will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 16-18, in Park...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of July 2

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Division of Health makes changes to Kenosha County Kickstart data dashboard

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The Kenosha County Division of Health last week made changes to the COVID-19 data that it provides to the public, in an effort to better represent how the virus is affecting the community.

These changes were made to the Kenosha County Kickstart dashboard, ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of June 26

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Wisconsin National Guard to offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Kenosha June 23 and 24

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The Wisconsin National Guard will return to Kenosha County to conduct two days of drive-thru COVID-19 testing for the public this Tuesday and Wednesday, June 23 and 24.

This round of testing will occur outside the Kenosha Municipal Building, 625 52nd St.

Te...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of June 12

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Some private nonprofits may apply for FEMA aid to cover COVID-19 costs

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Certain private nonprofit organizations in the community are eligible to apply for funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance program to help cover the costs of COVID-19 response efforts.

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Wisconsin National Guard to provide COVID-19 testing June 1-6 at Westosha Central High School

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The Kenosha County Division of Health, in partnership with the Wisconsin National Guard, will offer a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site during the week of June 1 at Westosha Central High School in the Village of Paddock Lake.

Anyone ages 5 and up can be tes...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

UPDATED: Drive-thru COVID-19 testing center to operate June 4, 5 and 6 at Tremper High School

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The Kenosha County Division of Health and the Wisconsin National Guard will offer another drive-thru COVID-19 testing site this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 4, 5 and 6, at Tremper High School in Kenosha.

Anyone ages 5 and up can be tested, regardles...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

45 positive COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths at Kenosha Estates Living and Care Center

Forty-five residents of a Kenosha long-term care facility have tested positive for COVID-19, with three fatalities, the Kenosha County Division of Health announced today.

These cases have occurred at Kenosha Estates Living and Care Center, a skilled nursin...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Positive cases of COVID-19 ID'd in seven local establishments

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Known positive cases of COVID-19 have emerged at seven establishments in Kenosha County, the Division of Health announced today.

The Division of Health is disclosing the establishments in cooperation with the businesses, in an effort to slow the spread of ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, May 30, 2020

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In the final installment of the Kenosha County Joint Information Center’s COVID-19 FAQ series, Kenosha County Division of Health Communicable Disease Supervisor Amanda Tuura summarizes the public guidance in the Kenosha County Kickstart plan, an...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of May 27

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Finalized Kenosha County Kickstart plan offers reopening guidance to businesses, organizations

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The City and County of Kenosha, in partnership with the Kenosha Area Business Alliance, today released the final draft of a plan to help guide businesses through the process of restarting operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kenosha County Kickstart of...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Six COVID-19 fatalities reported at local long-term care facility

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Six COVID-19-positive residents of a long-term care facility in the City of Kenosha have died in recent weeks, the Kenosha County Division of Health announced today.

The deaths occurred at The Bay at Sheridan Health and Rehabilitation Center, 8400 Sheridan...

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Posted on: May 23, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, May 23, 2020

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This week’s COVID-19 FAQs from the Kenosha County Joint Information Center are a special edition, geared toward members of our Spanish-speaking community.

The questions were answered by members of the Kenosha County Division of Health and present...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of May 21, 2020

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

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Posted on: May 16, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 statement, May 16, 2020

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This week, in lieu of its weekly COVID-19 frequently asked questions, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is presenting a statement in the wake of the sunset of the Safer-at-Home order.

The statement, delivered by Kenosha Police Lt. Joe Nosalik on ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of May 15, 2020

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

City, county, KABA unveil draft of Kenosha County Kickstart plan to restart local economy

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Local officials today released a draft of a plan that outlines a series of best practices to help local businesses restart after the COVID-19 shutdown, while also promoting public health and safety.

The Kenosha County Kickstart plan includes recommendation...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

County executive, mayor affirm support for countywide adoption of Safer-at-Home Order

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and City of Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian today affirmed their support for Wednesday night’s local adoption of the state’s Safer-at-Home Order.

Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit issued t...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Kenosha County Kickstart oversight committee to review recommendations for economic restart

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An oversight committee charged with reviewing recommendations to reignite Kenosha County’s economy in the wake of COVID-19 will convene for the first time on Thursday.

The initiative, called “Kenosha County Kickstart,” strives...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Free, no-appointment-needed COVID-19 testing available in Burlington, Milwaukee

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is encouraging people who are seeking COVID-19 testing and have been otherwise unable to obtain it to utilize the no-appointment-needed, drive-thru sites now operating in Burlington and Milwaukee.

There is no charge fo...

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Posted on: May 9, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, May 9, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center today presents the latest installment of its series answering the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at [email protected]

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

National Guard partners with Kenosha County on COVID-19 testing at select private employers

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In an effort to contain localized outbreaks of COVID-19, the Kenosha County Division of Health has partnered with the Wisconsin National Guard to conduct testing at select private employers.

This testing has occurred over the last week and may continue in ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of May 6, 2020

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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Posted on: May 2, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, May 2, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is presenting the latest in its series answering the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at [email protected]. Those asked...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of April 30, 2020

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

KCHC, Kenosha County Division of Health open drive-thru COVID-19 testing center at Gateway

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An effort to test a higher percentage of Kenosha County residents for COVID-19 began this morning, with the opening of a new, drive-thru testing site in a parking lot at Gateway Technical College’s Kenosha Campus.

A joint venture between the Keno...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing center to open on Gateway campus

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The Kenosha Community Health Center, in cooperation with the Kenosha County Division of Health and Gateway Technical College, will open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site later this week.

This site will be available to patients who have been selected by he...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Wisconsin National Guard to offer COVID-19 testing assistance at Detention Center, Pretrial Facility

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Members of the Wisconsin National Guard will be coming to Kenosha County this week to assist with COVID-19 testing at the Kenosha County Detention Center and Pretrial Facility.

All inmates and employees at these facilities are being tested in an effort to ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health projections show success of ongoing social distancing requirements

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A projection model used by the Kenosha County Division of Health suggests that current public health measures are “flattening the curve” and continued social distancing would significantly reduce total infections and hospitalizations l...

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Posted on: April 25, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 25, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center this week is presenting the fifth in its ongoing series answering the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at [email protected]

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Local food pantries list needs as COVID-19 response continues

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Kenosha County residents using 2-1-1 frequently to access COVID-19 information

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Kenosha County residents are embracing using the 2-1-1 system as a pipeline to information and resources related to COVID-19.

Among Wisconsin’s counties that are using the system, Kenosha County ranks second behind only Milwaukee County in terms ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health seeking donations of cloth masks, gowns

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is in need of donations of cloth masks and gowns.

Masks are being dropped off to residents who test positive for COVID-19 and their close contacts.

Cloth masks and gowns are also needed for long-term care and assisted l...

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Posted on: April 18, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 18, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is back this week with more answers to the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at [email protected]. Those asked most freq...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Kenosha County reports first cases of COVID-19 in long-term care facility

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Kenosha County now has its first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a long-term care facility, the Division of Health announced today.

The cases involve five residents and two employees of Parkside Manor, 6300 67th St., in Kenosha. These individuals are not ho...

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Posted on: April 11, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 11, 2020

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For the third straight week, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is answering the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at [email protected]

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

UPDATED: Division of Health urges people to stay safe by practicing religion, spirituality from home

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Note: This news release has been updated to reflect Gov. Tony Evers’ announcement Friday that worship services in parking lots, in which attendees remain in their vehicles, are permitted under the Stay-at-Home order.

As Passover begins today and ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Health officer encourages use of cloth face coverings to help slow spread of COVID-19

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Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit is encouraging the public to follow a recent federal recommendation, urging people to wear a cloth face covering in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

The Centers for D...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Kenosha County records first COVID-19 death

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Kenosha County officials regret to announce today that the first Kenosha County resident has died from complications of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall said the deceased individual is an 85-year-o...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 4, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is continuing to provide answers to the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at [email protected], an...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Kenosha County debuts new COVID-19 Information Hub

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A new, enhanced COVID-19 Information Hub is now available at www.kenoshacounty.org/covid-19, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center announced today.

The site offers links to relevant resources, answers to frequently asked questions and regularly updat...

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, March 28, 2020

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In the interest of providing answers to the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center has implemented a question-and-answer program.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Reminder from the Kenosha County Division of Health on COVID-19 testing guidelines

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The Kenosha County Division of Health would like to remind citizens of the following with regard to to getting tested for COVID-19:  

Under guidelines from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, you will be given priority for testing if you ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Local officials urge compliance with governor's 'safer-at-home' order

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Local officials today urged residents to comply with Gov. Tony Evers’ order to stay in their homes to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

“We need to keep each other safe by staying at home,” said Kenosha County Executive Jim Kr...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Joint Information Center formed within Kenosha County Emergency Operations Center

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Kenosha County Emergency Operations Center (E.O.C.) met in response to the National, State and County declarations of emergency, regarding the COVID-19 public health crisis. The Kenosha County E.O.C. is comprised of governm...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

County executive declares state of emergency in response to lakefront damage from Jan. 10-12 storm

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County Executive Jim Kreuser on Jan. 24, 2020, declared a state of emergency in Kenosha County in response to the significant Lake Michigan shoreline damage caused by the Jan. 10-12 storm. This declaration is an effort to help the county and affected muni...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Kenosha County golf courses to reopen Friday, April 24

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Kenosha County’s golf courses, Brighton Dale Links and Petrifying Springs Golf Course, will reopen at 8 a.m. Friday, April 24, General Manager of Golf Operations Daniel Drier announced today.

Golfers will be required to walk the courses, as carts...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

2020 golf season to begin at Kenosha County’s Brighton Dale Links, Petrifying Springs Golf Course

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The 2020 golf season at Brighton Dale Links and Petrifying Springs Golf course will begin Thursday March 12, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

“Spring is here — it’s time to hit the links,” Kreuser said. ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

Petrifying Springs Golf Course now offering year-round experience with golf simulator

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Golfers can now enjoy Petrifying Springs Golf Course year-round, with the addition of a FlightScope golf simulator.

“We’re excited to offer this amenity to our customers,” said Daniel Drier, Kenosha County’s general ...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Brighton Dale Links now closed for the season; golf and holiday sale continue at Petrifying Springs

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One of Kenosha County’s two golf facilities has closed for the season, while the other will remain open until further notice, weather dependent.

Brighton Dale Links closed Tuesday, ahead of schedule due to cold and wet course conditions, said Dan...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Brighton Dale Links, Petrifying Springs Golf Course to begin 2019 golf season

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Kenosha County’s two golf facilities will open for play, weather permitting, this week, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

Petrifying Springs Golf Course is set to open Wednesday, March 20, while Brighton Dale Links is slated to begin ...

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

Petrifying Springs Golf Course now closed for the season

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Petrifying Springs Golf Course is now closed for the season, Daniel Drier, Kenosha County’s general manager of golf operations, announced today.

“We’re sorry to say goodbye for 2018, but with the snow that’s on the ground and looking at the weather forecas...

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Brighton Dale Links now closed for the season

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One of Kenosha County’s two golf facilities will close for the season this week, while the other will remain open until further notice, weather dependent.

Brighton Dale Links will be closed beginning Thursday, Nov. 8, Daniel Drier, the county’s general man...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing available at UW-Parkside July 16-18

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The Wisconsin National Guard is coming to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside this week to provide three days of free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing to the public.

Testing will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 16-18, in Park...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health resumes vaccination services

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After a break in offering immunizations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kenosha County Division of Health will again offer all immunizations starting on Monday, July 6, 2020.

As a precautionary measure to protect the public and staff, the Division of Hea...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Division of Health makes changes to Kenosha County Kickstart data dashboard

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The Kenosha County Division of Health last week made changes to the COVID-19 data that it provides to the public, in an effort to better represent how the virus is affecting the community.

These changes were made to the Kenosha County Kickstart dashboard, ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Wisconsin National Guard to offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Kenosha June 23 and 24

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The Wisconsin National Guard will return to Kenosha County to conduct two days of drive-thru COVID-19 testing for the public this Tuesday and Wednesday, June 23 and 24.

This round of testing will occur outside the Kenosha Municipal Building, 625 52nd St.

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Concentration of suspected opioid overdoses prompts additional Narcan training

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The Kenosha Fire Department, Kenosha County Opioid Task Force, Kenosha County Office of the Medical Examiner and the Kenosha County Division of Health want to alert the public of a recent concentration of suspected opioid-related overdoses in the City of ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health seeks clinical professionals to assist with disease investigation

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is looking for people with clinical backgrounds to assist with COVID-19 Positive Case Disease Investigation.

Applications for limited-term disease investigator positions are being taken at https://www.kenoshacounty.org...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

UPDATED: Drive-thru COVID-19 testing center to operate June 4, 5 and 6 at Tremper High School

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The Kenosha County Division of Health and the Wisconsin National Guard will offer another drive-thru COVID-19 testing site this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 4, 5 and 6, at Tremper High School in Kenosha.

Anyone ages 5 and up can be tested, regardles...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

45 positive COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths at Kenosha Estates Living and Care Center

Forty-five residents of a Kenosha long-term care facility have tested positive for COVID-19, with three fatalities, the Kenosha County Division of Health announced today.

These cases have occurred at Kenosha Estates Living and Care Center, a skilled nursin...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Positive cases of COVID-19 ID'd in seven local establishments

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Known positive cases of COVID-19 have emerged at seven establishments in Kenosha County, the Division of Health announced today.

The Division of Health is disclosing the establishments in cooperation with the businesses, in an effort to slow the spread of ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Wisconsin National Guard to provide COVID-19 testing June 1-6 at Westosha Central High School

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The Kenosha County Division of Health, in partnership with the Wisconsin National Guard, will offer a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site during the week of June 1 at Westosha Central High School in the Village of Paddock Lake.

Anyone ages 5 and up can be tes...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Finalized Kenosha County Kickstart plan offers reopening guidance to businesses, organizations

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The City and County of Kenosha, in partnership with the Kenosha Area Business Alliance, today released the final draft of a plan to help guide businesses through the process of restarting operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kenosha County Kickstart of...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Six COVID-19 fatalities reported at local long-term care facility

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Six COVID-19-positive residents of a long-term care facility in the City of Kenosha have died in recent weeks, the Kenosha County Division of Health announced today.

The deaths occurred at The Bay at Sheridan Health and Rehabilitation Center, 8400 Sheridan...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

City, county, KABA unveil draft of Kenosha County Kickstart plan to restart local economy

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Local officials today released a draft of a plan that outlines a series of best practices to help local businesses restart after the COVID-19 shutdown, while also promoting public health and safety.

The Kenosha County Kickstart plan includes recommendation...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Kenosha County withdraws local order on Safer-at-Home

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In response to differing and updated legal guidance, Kenosha County is immediately withdrawing its local action that continued the provisions of the state’s Safer-at-Home Order, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced tonight.

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Local action maintains May 26 expiration of Safer-at-Home order within Kenosha County

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In response to today’s Wisconsin Supreme Court decision overturning the state’s Safer-at-Home Order, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit tonight issued a local order continuing the regulations within the county until May 26....

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Kenosha County Kickstart oversight committee to review recommendations for economic restart

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An oversight committee charged with reviewing recommendations to reignite Kenosha County’s economy in the wake of COVID-19 will convene for the first time on Thursday.

The initiative, called “Kenosha County Kickstart,” strives...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Free, no-appointment-needed COVID-19 testing available in Burlington, Milwaukee

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is encouraging people who are seeking COVID-19 testing and have been otherwise unable to obtain it to utilize the no-appointment-needed, drive-thru sites now operating in Burlington and Milwaukee.

There is no charge fo...

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Posted on: May 9, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, May 9, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center today presents the latest installment of its series answering the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at [email protected]

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

National Guard partners with Kenosha County on COVID-19 testing at select private employers

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In an effort to contain localized outbreaks of COVID-19, the Kenosha County Division of Health has partnered with the Wisconsin National Guard to conduct testing at select private employers.

This testing has occurred over the last week and may continue in ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, May 2, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is presenting the latest in its series answering the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at [email protected]. Those asked...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

KCHC, Kenosha County Division of Health open drive-thru COVID-19 testing center at Gateway

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An effort to test a higher percentage of Kenosha County residents for COVID-19 began this morning, with the opening of a new, drive-thru testing site in a parking lot at Gateway Technical College’s Kenosha Campus.

A joint venture between the Keno...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing center to open on Gateway campus

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The Kenosha Community Health Center, in cooperation with the Kenosha County Division of Health and Gateway Technical College, will open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site later this week.

This site will be available to patients who have been selected by he...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Wisconsin National Guard to offer COVID-19 testing assistance at Detention Center, Pretrial Facility

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Members of the Wisconsin National Guard will be coming to Kenosha County this week to assist with COVID-19 testing at the Kenosha County Detention Center and Pretrial Facility.

All inmates and employees at these facilities are being tested in an effort to ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health projections show success of ongoing social distancing requirements

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A projection model used by the Kenosha County Division of Health suggests that current public health measures are “flattening the curve” and continued social distancing would significantly reduce total infections and hospitalizations l...

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Posted on: April 25, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 25, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center this week is presenting the fifth in its ongoing series answering the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at [email protected]

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Kenosha County residents using 2-1-1 frequently to access COVID-19 information

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Kenosha County residents are embracing using the 2-1-1 system as a pipeline to information and resources related to COVID-19.

Among Wisconsin’s counties that are using the system, Kenosha County ranks second behind only Milwaukee County in terms ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health seeking donations of cloth masks, gowns

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is in need of donations of cloth masks and gowns.

Masks are being dropped off to residents who test positive for COVID-19 and their close contacts.

Cloth masks and gowns are also needed for long-term care and assisted l...

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Posted on: April 18, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 18, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is back this week with more answers to the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at [email protected]. Those asked most freq...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Kenosha County reports first cases of COVID-19 in long-term care facility

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Kenosha County now has its first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a long-term care facility, the Division of Health announced today.

The cases involve five residents and two employees of Parkside Manor, 6300 67th St., in Kenosha. These individuals are not ho...

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Posted on: April 11, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 11, 2020

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For the third straight week, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is answering the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at [email protected]

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

UPDATED: Division of Health urges people to stay safe by practicing religion, spirituality from home

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Note: This news release has been updated to reflect Gov. Tony Evers’ announcement Friday that worship services in parking lots, in which attendees remain in their vehicles, are permitted under the Stay-at-Home order.

As Passover begins today and ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Health officer encourages use of cloth face coverings to help slow spread of COVID-19

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Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit is encouraging the public to follow a recent federal recommendation, urging people to wear a cloth face covering in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

The Centers for D...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Kenosha County records first COVID-19 death

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Kenosha County officials regret to announce today that the first Kenosha County resident has died from complications of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall said the deceased individual is an 85-year-o...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 4, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is continuing to provide answers to the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at [email protected], an...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Kenosha County debuts new COVID-19 Information Hub

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A new, enhanced COVID-19 Information Hub is now available at www.kenoshacounty.org/covid-19, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center announced today.

The site offers links to relevant resources, answers to frequently asked questions and regularly updat...

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, March 28, 2020

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In the interest of providing answers to the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center has implemented a question-and-answer program.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Reminder from the Kenosha County Division of Health on COVID-19 testing guidelines

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The Kenosha County Division of Health would like to remind citizens of the following with regard to to getting tested for COVID-19:  

Under guidelines from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, you will be given priority for testing if you ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

State of Wisconsin provides guidance on COVID-19 testing criteria

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Due to a national shortage of COVID-19 laboratory testing materials, the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene and the Milwaukee Health Department Laboratory are limiting testing to the highest-priority patients and health care workers.

This guideline, ann...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Kenosha County reports first confirmed case of COVID-19

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The first confirmed case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has been recorded by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Kenosha County Division of Health reported today.

The infected individual is a 59-year-old female with no travel history.

After testing,...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Kenosha County now under State of Emergency as coronavirus precautions ramp up

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County Executive Jim Kreuser today declared a State of Emergency in Kenosha County in an effort to guard against the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

As of this afternoon, (March 12) there remain no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Kenosha County.

Howeve...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Division of Health announces COVID-19 guidelines for long-term care facilities and visitors

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As national concern about the spread of the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) grows, the Kenosha County Division of Health today released a series of guidelines for people to consider before visiting local long-term care facilities.

As of March 11 2020, there re...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health still closely monitoring COVID-19, formerly known as coronavirus

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The Kenosha County Division of Health, along with state and federal partners, continues to closely monitor the outbreak of the COVID-19 respiratory illness – formerly referred to as coronavirus – that was first detected in Wuhan, China...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Concentration of suspected opioid overdoses prompts additional Narcan training

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In response to a concentration of suspected opioid overdoses in the Uptown area, the Kenosha County Division of Health and the Kenosha Public Library are partnering to offer a FREE Narcan training at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Uptown Library, 2419 63r...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health continues to closely monitor coronavirus outbreak

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The Kenosha County Division of Health, along with state and federal partners, is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that was first detected in Wuhan, China, and continues to expand.

Five ca...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health offering half-price test kits throughout Radon Action Month

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January is Radon Action Month, and the Kenosha County Division of Health is again offering home test kits for half price, just $5.

People are encouraged to test their homes for elevated levels of this odorless, radioactive gas that is the nation’...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Kenosha County, state health officials urge residents to take precautions as flu season takes hold

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With influenza-related hospitalizations on the rise statewide, local and state health officials are emphasizing steps people can take to avoid illness.

To date this winter season, Kenosha County has had seven confirmed cases of influenza, with five hospita...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Outbreak of Hepatitis A infections potentially linked to fresh blackberries

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising the public of an ongoing outbreak of illnesses caused by Hepatitis A, potentially linked to fresh blackberries purchased from Woodman's Food Market and Fresh Thyme Farmers Market during the period...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Wisconsin health officials find E. Coli 0157 in bagged romaine salad from Salinas Valley, Calif.

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services this week announced that food safety officials found E. coli 0157 bacteria in an unopened bag of pre-washed, chopped romaine lettuce collected from an ill person's home.

As an investigation into a multistate outb...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

‘Fall back’ while checking your carbon monoxide detectors, Kenosha County Division of Health advises

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As temperatures continue to drop and Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend, the Kenosha County Division of Health is urging people to take action to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

When you turn back your clocks on Saturday night, it&rsq...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Medication collection event to be held at Kenosha County Center on Oct. 26

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Kenosha County will participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.

Residents are encouraged to bring unwanted, unused prescription and over-the-counter medications...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

Kenosha County offering free well testing kits to those affected by recent flooding

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is offering free well water test kits to residents whose properties were affected by the recent floods.

Kits are available at the Division of Health offices in Suite 600 of the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan ...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Kenosha Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families to hold diaper drive, Health Equity Forum

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The Kenosha Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families is highlighting Minority Mental Health Month throughout July, with a drive to collect diapers for families in need and a Health Equity Forum.

Diaper drive/infant health and safety event:

Diapers are now...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Caution urged, cooling centers available as temperatures spike

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, Division of Emergency Management and the Division of Health are urging people to prepare for extreme heat this Thursday, July 18, 2019, to Saturday, July 20, 2019, by staying cool, hydrated, and informed.

A period o...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Community health survey to be conducted via telephone

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When “Management Decisions” calls, it is important to you and your family’s health. Why?

Effective July 15, 2019, a community health needs assessment (CHNA) of Kenosha County will be under way. Management Decisions is the rese...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Kenosha County to host April 27 Drug Take-Back Day events at two locations

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Kenosha County will participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27.

Residents are encouraged to bring unwanted, unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to dro...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Medical Examiner’s Office sounds warning about recent spate of suspected overdose deaths

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A string of four suspected overdose deaths in the last week is raising concern among public health officials in Kenosha County.

Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall said the four deaths since March 22 occurred across Kenosha County – one each in Tw...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Kenosha County Division of Health urges people to remain safe during flooding events

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With a Flood Warning in place along the Fox River and Flood Safety Awareness Week coming up the week of March 18-22, the Kenosha County Division of Health is urging people to take precautions to stay safe when flooding events occur.

“Springtime f...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Kenosha County Division of Health offers tips to stay warm and safe during extreme cold

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As temperatures drop and wind chill advisories are in effect, the Kenosha County Division of Health is issuing tips for keeping warm and safe during extreme weather. Serious health problems can result from prolonged exposure to the cold. The most common c...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Kenosha County Division of Health offering half-price test kits during Radon Action Month

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January is Radon Action Month, and the Kenosha County Division of Health encourages people to test their homes for elevated levels of this cancer-causing, odorless, radioactive gas.

Throughout the month, radon test kits will be available for half price, ju...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Division of Health urges people to check carbon monoxide detectors when resetting clocks

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As we turn back the clocks on Sunday and temperatures continue to fall, the Kenosha County Division of Health reminds residents to take action to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

“Carbon monoxide poisonings become more prevalent when temperatur...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

National Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 27; local drop-off sites available 365 days a year

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Kenosha County will participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

Residents are invited and encouraged to bring their unwanted and unused medications to drop-of...

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

Kenosha County Division of Health highlights stories in celebration of National Recovery Month

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is highlighting three stories of recovery as it commemorates September as National Recovery Month.

These stories, captured on video, highlight the hopeful and human side of treatment and recovery. The first two videos ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Essay contest asks Kenosha County students in grades 4-8, 'What’s a healthy community to you?'

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The Kenosha Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families is asking local elementary and middle school students, “What’s a healthy community to you?”

That is the theme of an essay contest that is now open to all Kenosha County st...

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Diaper drive, resource fair to mark National Infant Mortality Awareness Month

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Kenosha County is holding an Infant Health and Safety Fair & Diaper Distribution as it observes September as National Infant Mortality Awareness Month. 

Infant mortality is the death of a baby within the first year of life. Most babies are bor...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Kenosha County bird tests positive for West Nile virus

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The Kenosha County Division of Health reports a dead crow found in Kenosha County on July 31, 2018, has tested positive for West Nile virus.

This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Kenosha County since surveillance for the mosqui...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Kenosha County to offer Narcan training to local Tavern League members, others at Coins Sports Bar

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The Kenosha County Division of Health, in an ongoing effort to combat the opioid epidemic, is committed to building awareness about the availability of Narcan, a medication used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

With the support of local tavern...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Section of Highway K to close July 13 for culvert replacement

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) will be closed Monday, July 13, for a culvert replacement.

The closure includes the stretch between Highway MB (152nd Avenue) and 128th Avenue. Drivers are encouraged to use Highway 50 as an east-west alt...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Highway S project update: Reconfigured Highway EA intersection now open

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The newly realigned intersection of Kenosha County Highway S (38th Street) and Highway EA (72nd Avenue) is now open to traffic, the Kenosha County Division of Highways announced today.

This comes as work continues on the overall Highway S project, which in...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Highway K resurfacing project to begin Monday, June 29

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The Kenosha County Division of Highways is scheduled on Monday, June 29, to begin a resurfacing project on Highway K (60th Street) between the Interstate 94 West Frontage Road and Highway 45 (200th Avenue).

This work could last until the end of July, depen...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Portion of Highway K to close June 25 for emergency culvert replacement

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) will be closed today, Thursday, June 25, for an emergency culvert replacement.

The closure includes the section of Highway K between highways W (328th Avenue) and B (288th Avenue).

Drivers are encouraged t...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Section of Highway JB to close Tuesday, June 16, for culvert replacement

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway JB in the Town of Brighton is scheduled to be closed Tuesday, June 16, for a culvert replacement.

The closure will affect the section of Highway JB (31st Street) between Highway PH (264th Avenue) and Highway B (288th Ave...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Highway S project update: Highway EA to close temporarily

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As work continues on Kenosha County’s Highway S expansion project, the intersection at Highway EA is set to close for approximately two weeks beginning Monday, June 15.

This closure is to accommodate an intersection realignment.

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Posted on: June 6, 2020

New path and bridge alongside Highway C latest addition to Kenosha County’s multiuse trail system

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and other local officials gathered this morning to celebrate the formal opening of a new shared-use path alongside Highway C in the Village of Pleasant Prairie.

The roughly mile-long multiuse trail runs from 114th Avenu...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Virtual public meeting on Highway F project is Tuesday, June 9

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A virtual public involvement meeting on the upcoming reconfiguration of a portion of Kenosha County Highway F will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 9.

This meeting is an opportunity for the public to learn more about the project and ask questions about the ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2020

Highway S reconstruction work now underway

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Work is now underway on the reconstruction and expansion of Highway S between the Interstate 94 East Frontage Road and Highway 31, Kenosha County Highway Director Clement Abongwa announced today.

This project, which will continue through late 2021, will re...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Bids sought for Phase 2 of Highway S expansion project

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Bids for Phase 2 of the Kenosha County Highway S expansion project (Amazon west driveway to Highway H) were accepted until 10 a.m. May 29, 2020.

View the advertisement for bids here.

View the project manual, including plans and specifications, here.

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Posted on: April 18, 2020

Virtual public involvement meeting on Highway S to be held Wednesday, April 22

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A virtual public involvement meeting on the Kenosha County Highway S expansion project will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 22.

This meeting is an opportunity for the public to learn more about the expansion of Highway S into a four-lane, divided highwa...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Portion of Highway MB to close April 15 for culvert replacement

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Kenosha County Highway MB (156th Avenue) in the Village of Bristol will be closed between Highway K (60th Street) and 67th Street on Wednesday, April 15, for a culvert replacement.

This work by the Kenosha County Division of Highways will be conducted weat...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Two stretches of Highway K to close for culvert replacements

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Two closures are scheduled this week for culvert replacements on Highway K (60th Street) on the border of the Village of Bristol and the Town of Paris. 

The first closure, scheduled for Monday, April 13, includes the stretch of Highway K between H...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Portion of Highway K to close April 7 for culvert replacement

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Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) is scheduled to be closed between Highway MB (152nd Avenue) and 128th Avenue on Tuesday, April 7, for a culvert replacement.

This work by the Kenosha County Division of Highways will be conducted weather permitting an...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Highway E shared-use path information meeting canceled

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In light of recent recommendations from public health agencies regarding prevention of the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Kenosha County Division of Highways has cancelled the planned Public Information Meeting for the Highway E shared-use path pro...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Highway K to close just west of Highway 45 for culvert replacement

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Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) will be closed between highways 45 and EW beginning today, March 4, 2020, for a culvert replacement in the 20700 block.

This work is expected to take approximately three days, depending on weather conditions.

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Portions of Highway D to close for culvert work during week of March 2

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The Kenosha County Division of Highways will close two sections of Highway D during the week of March 2 for culvert replacement work.

The affected sections are:

  • Highway D (184th Avenue) between highways K and 50 in the Village of Bristol (two culverts).
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Posted on: February 17, 2020

Highway EM to close Feb. 18 for culvert repair

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Kenosha County Highway EM in the Village of Twin Lakes will be closed roughly 700 feet north of the Illinois state line for approximately one week beginning Feb. 18.

The closure is being scheduled to allow for the repair of rusting and failing culverts und...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Highway B to close for culvert replacement

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Highway B (288th Avenue) in the Town of Brighton is scheduled to be closed in roughly the 600 block during the week of Feb. 10 for a culvert replacement.

The work is expected to take about one week, depending upon weather conditions.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Public information meeting set for Highway C shared-use path project

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Kenosha County, partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, is preparing to move forward with the construction of the County Trunk Highway C shared-use path between 114th Avenue and Bain Station Road in the Village of Pleasant Prairie.

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Highway D to close Wednesday, Nov. 20, for culvert replacement

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway D in the Town of Paris will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 20, for an emergency culvert replacement.

The closure will affect the section of Highway D (172nd Avenue/45th Street/176th Avenue) between Highway K (60th Street) and...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

New traffic signals at Highway H and 65th Street to begin operation this week

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New traffic signals at the intersection of Kenosha County Highway H (88th Avenue) and 65th Street in the City of Kenosha are scheduled to begin operating this week.

Kenosha County Highway Director Clement Abongwa said the signals will be activated Friday.

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Highway W closed due to erosion from Fox River

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Kenosha County would like to inform drivers that County Trunk Highway W (Fox River Road) is now closed in the 7700 block in the Town of Wheatland, due to the continued high water level of the Fox River causing roadside erosion.

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Resurfacing to begin on portion of Highway MB in Bristol

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The Kenosha County Division of Highways is set to begin work Tuesday, Sept. 10, on a resurfacing of Highway MB (152nd Avenue) between Highway Q (104th Street) and Highway WG (128th Street) in the Village of Bristol.

The road will remain open to traffic dur...

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

Portion of Highway MB to close July 31 for culvert replacement

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A culvert replacement will close a portion of Highway MB (152nd Avenue) in the Village of Bristol this Wednesday, July 31.

The closure will affect the stretch of road between Highway CJ (Horton Road) and Highway Q (104th Street).

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Repaving, culvert work to affect two roads in Town of Brighton

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Two Kenosha County highways in the Town of Brighton will be affected by resurfacing and culvert work beginning the week of July 29.

  • Repaving of Highway X (240th Avenue) between Highway 142 (Burlington Road) and Highway JB (31st Street) is scheduled to begi...
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Posted on: July 22, 2019

144th Avenue in Town of Paris to close July 25 for culvert replacement

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A culvert replacement will close 144th Avenue in the Town of Paris on Thursday, July 25.

The closure will affect the entire stretch of road, between Highway KR (First Street) and Highway A (Seventh Street).

This work by the Kenosha County Division of Highwa...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Highway KR to close long-term between Highway H, 100th Avenue

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A long-term closure of Highway KR (First Street) between Highway H (88th Avenue) and 100th Avenue in the Village of Somers is scheduled to begin the evening of Monday, July 22.

This closure is expected to continue for approximately one month. It is being s...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Portion of Highway F to close July 23 for culvert replacement

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Kenosha County Highway F (Bassett Road) is scheduled to be closed Tuesday, July 23, between highways KD south (336th Avenue) and KD north (352nd Avenue) for a culvert replacement.

This work by the Kenosha County Division of Highways will be conducted weath...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Preliminary work to begin on installation of traffic signals at Highway H and 65th Street

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Construction activity is scheduled to begin the week of July 15 on the installation of traffic signals at the intersection of Kenosha County Highway H (88th Avenue) and 65th Street in the City of Kenosha.

Crews will begin groundwork related to the project....

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Posted on: July 8, 2019

Highway MB resurfacing work continues; full closure set for Sunday, July 14

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Resurfacing work on Kenosha County Highway MB in the Town of Paris will continue this week, with a full closure scheduled for Sunday, July 14.

This work will affect the stretch of Highway MB (152nd Avenue) between Highway N (38th Street) and Highway 142 (B...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

Highway F to close at Highway 50 for summer-long utility, widening project

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A short stretch of Kenosha County Highway F in the Village of Paddock Lake is scheduled to be closed to through traffic beginning Tuesday, July 2, and continuing until Oct. 8.

This closure affects the portion of Highway F (256th Avenue) starting at Highway...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Portion of Highway MB to be resurfaced in Town of Paris

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway MB (152nd Avenue) in the Town of Paris is scheduled to be resurfaced beginning later this week.

The area to be resurfaced spans from Highway K (60th Street) to Highway 142 (Burlington Road). Work is expected to begin thi...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Portion of Highway W in Salem Lakes to be resurfaced

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway W (Fox River Road) in the Village of Salem Lakes is scheduled to be resurfaced during the week of June 3, weather permitting.

This project involves the stretch of Highway W beginning at Highway F (93rd Street) and contin...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Highway MB to be closed May 21 for culvert replacement

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Kenosha County Highway MB (152nd Avenue) is scheduled to be closed Tuesday, May 21, between Highway Q and Highway CJ in the Village of Bristol for a culvert replacement.

This work by the Kenosha County Division of Highways will be conducted weather permitt...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Highway Q to be closed May 7 for emergency culvert replacement

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Highway Q (104th Street/Winfield Road) is scheduled to be closed Tuesday, May 7, between Highway 45 (Bristol Road) and Highway MB (160th Avenue) in the Village of Bristol for an emergency culvert replacement.

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Posted on: May 4, 2019

Highway JF to close for railroad crossing reconstruction

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A portion of Highway JF (119th Street) in Trevor will be closed for roughly 10 days beginning Thursday, May 9, for reconstruction of the Wisconsin Central Ltd./Canadian National Railway crossing west of 250th Avenue.

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Highway A to close Wednesday for emergency culvert replacement

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Highway A (Seventh Street) is scheduled to be closed Wednesday, April 10, between Highway 31 (Green Bay Road) and Highway G (30th Avenue) in the Village of Somers.

The road is being closed for an emergency culvert replacement. This work by the Kenosha Coun...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Kenosha, Racine counties provide update on Highway KR project

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Today, leadership of Kenosha and Racine counties provided an update on the roadway improvement project for County Highway KR, including providing a timeline of upcoming committee considerations.

“Roadway improvements to County Highway KR remain i...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

State DOT answers FAQs on Highway KR expansion project

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has compiled answers to a list of frequently asked questions about the expansion of Highway KR. That document is available here.

While Highway KR is a shared Kenosha and Racine county trunk highway, this project i...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Highway L to be closed March 19 for crossing repairs

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The Union Pacific Railroad crossing on Kenosha County Highway L will be closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, for railroad repair work.

This crossing is located on Highway L (18th Street), just east of Highway EA (72nd Avenue), in the Village of ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2019

Highways D, L to close short term for repairs

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Two sections of Kenosha County highways will be closed for repairs during the week of Jan. 14.

Highway D (176th Avenue) is scheduled to be closed Monday between highways K (60th Street) and N (38th Street) in the Town of Paris for an emergency culvert repl...

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

Winter driving reminder: Snowplows require extra room to operate

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With another winter driving season already upon us, the Kenosha County Division of Highways reminds motorists to use extra caution when driving near snowplows.

Furthermore, drivers should consider staying off roadways whenever possible when winter storms m...

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

Highway L to close Wednesday, Oct. 17, for culvert replacement

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway L is scheduled to be closed Wednesday, Oct. 17, for a culvert replacement.

The closure will include the stretch of Highway L (18th Street) between 39th and 47th avenues in the City of Kenosha and the Village of Somers.

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Highway A to close for culvert replacement in Paris

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A portion of Kenosha County Trunk Highway A is scheduled to be closed weather permitting on Monday, Oct. 15, for a culvert replacement in the Town of Paris.

The closure will affect the stretch of Highway A (Seventh Street) between Highway MB (136th Avenue)...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Resurfacing to begin on Highway MB in Town of Paris

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A resurfacing project on Kenosha County Trunk Highway MB in the Town of Paris is set to begin Monday, Sept. 24, weather permitting.

The project includes the stretch of Highway MB (136th Avenue) between highways 142 (Burlington Road) and A (Seventh Street)....

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Kenosha County to host public hearing on Phase 1 of Highway S expansion

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The Kenosha County Department of Public Works will hold a public hearing later this month to discuss the location, design, and environmental aspects of the proposed improvements in Phase 1 of the Kenosha County Trunk Highway S expansion project.

Phase 1, a...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Portion of Highway W to close for road embankment project

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A road embankment stabilization project will cause a long-term closure on Kenosha County Trunk Highway W (Fox River Road) in the Village of Salem Lakes.

The closure – in the 8900 block of Highway W, just north of Highway F – is scheduled to begin Tuesday, ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Highway E resurfacing work to begin Monday, July 23

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A resurfacing project on Kenosha County Trunk Highway E in the Village of Somers is set to begin Monday, July 23, weather permitting.

The project includes the area of Highway E (12th Street) between highways EA (72nd Avenue) and 31 (Green Bay Road). Comple...

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

Residents, property owners reminded not to deposit snow on roadways

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The Kenosha County Division of Highways wishes to remind everyone that depositing the snow/ice you remove from your driveway onto the highway or highway shoulders is not only dangerous, but illegal.

Wisconsin Statute, 346.94(5), “Rules of the Road,” states...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing available at UW-Parkside July 16-18

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The Wisconsin National Guard is coming to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside this week to provide three days of free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing to the public.

Testing will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 16-18, in Park...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health resumes vaccination services

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After a break in offering immunizations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kenosha County Division of Health will again offer all immunizations starting on Monday, July 6, 2020.

As a precautionary measure to protect the public and staff, the Division of Hea...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Highway S project update: Reconfigured Highway EA intersection now open

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The newly realigned intersection of Kenosha County Highway S (38th Street) and Highway EA (72nd Avenue) is now open to traffic, the Kenosha County Division of Highways announced today.

This comes as work continues on the overall Highway S project, which in...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Kenosha County offices to begin phased-in reopening

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Kenosha County government offices will begin a phased-in reopening on Monday, June 29, when the County Treasurer’s Office will open to begin accepting property tax payments.

All other county offices will reopen to the public on July 6, though man...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of July 2

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Division of Health makes changes to Kenosha County Kickstart data dashboard

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The Kenosha County Division of Health last week made changes to the COVID-19 data that it provides to the public, in an effort to better represent how the virus is affecting the community.

These changes were made to the Kenosha County Kickstart dashboard, ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Highway K resurfacing project to begin Monday, June 29

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The Kenosha County Division of Highways is scheduled on Monday, June 29, to begin a resurfacing project on Highway K (60th Street) between the Interstate 94 West Frontage Road and Highway 45 (200th Avenue).

This work could last until the end of July, depen...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of June 26

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Link to sign on to the Declaration of Racism as a Public Health Crisis

In his 2020 State of the County address, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser encouraged County Board supervisors and members of the public to sign on to the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute’s declaration of racism as a public...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Kreuser’s State of the County credits community for resilience, calls for concerted action on racism

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser delivered his State of the County address to the County Board Tuesday night, lauding the community for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic while calling for action to battle systemic racism in our society.

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

UW-Madison Division of Extension program “The Literacy Link” awarded $21,000 for new books

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A new grant award to UW-Madison Extension aims to increase reading and literacy among children in Kenosha and Racine counties whose parents are involved in the justice system.

UW-Madison Extension’s Literacy Link project was selected to receive a...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Yoga and Fitness in the Park events to begin week of June 22; other summer parks events canceled

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Two free, weekly events at Petrifying Springs Park will begin the week of June 22, while other county parks events throughout the summer are now canceled due to social distancing concerns, Kenosha County Parks Director Matthew Collins announced today.

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Wisconsin National Guard to offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Kenosha June 23 and 24

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The Wisconsin National Guard will return to Kenosha County to conduct two days of drive-thru COVID-19 testing for the public this Tuesday and Wednesday, June 23 and 24.

This round of testing will occur outside the Kenosha Municipal Building, 625 52nd St.

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of June 12

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Concentration of suspected opioid overdoses prompts additional Narcan training

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The Kenosha Fire Department, Kenosha County Opioid Task Force, Kenosha County Office of the Medical Examiner and the Kenosha County Division of Health want to alert the public of a recent concentration of suspected opioid-related overdoses in the City of ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Kreuser’s State of the County address to call for action on racism as a public health crisis

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser’s upcoming State of the County address will include a call for the County Board to adopt a resolution declaring racism to be a public health crisis.

County Board Supervisor Laura Belsky and the Kenosha County ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2020

New path and bridge alongside Highway C latest addition to Kenosha County’s multiuse trail system

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and other local officials gathered this morning to celebrate the formal opening of a new shared-use path alongside Highway C in the Village of Pleasant Prairie.

The roughly mile-long multiuse trail runs from 114th Avenu...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health seeks clinical professionals to assist with disease investigation

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is looking for people with clinical backgrounds to assist with COVID-19 Positive Case Disease Investigation.

Applications for limited-term disease investigator positions are being taken at https://www.kenoshacounty.org...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Some private nonprofits may apply for FEMA aid to cover COVID-19 costs

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Certain private nonprofit organizations in the community are eligible to apply for funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance program to help cover the costs of COVID-19 response efforts.

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

UPDATED: Drive-thru COVID-19 testing center to operate June 4, 5 and 6 at Tremper High School

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The Kenosha County Division of Health and the Wisconsin National Guard will offer another drive-thru COVID-19 testing site this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 4, 5 and 6, at Tremper High School in Kenosha.

Anyone ages 5 and up can be tested, regardles...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Wisconsin National Guard to provide COVID-19 testing June 1-6 at Westosha Central High School

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The Kenosha County Division of Health, in partnership with the Wisconsin National Guard, will offer a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site during the week of June 1 at Westosha Central High School in the Village of Paddock Lake.

Anyone ages 5 and up can be tes...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

45 positive COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths at Kenosha Estates Living and Care Center

Forty-five residents of a Kenosha long-term care facility have tested positive for COVID-19, with three fatalities, the Kenosha County Division of Health announced today.

These cases have occurred at Kenosha Estates Living and Care Center, a skilled nursin...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Positive cases of COVID-19 ID'd in seven local establishments

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Known positive cases of COVID-19 have emerged at seven establishments in Kenosha County, the Division of Health announced today.

The Division of Health is disclosing the establishments in cooperation with the businesses, in an effort to slow the spread of ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, May 30, 2020

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In the final installment of the Kenosha County Joint Information Center’s COVID-19 FAQ series, Kenosha County Division of Health Communicable Disease Supervisor Amanda Tuura summarizes the public guidance in the Kenosha County Kickstart plan, an...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Kenosha County’s Silver Lake Park Beach now open with temporary modifications in place

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Kenosha County’s Silver Lake Park Beach is open for the season as of today — Saturday, May 30 — with a capacity limit in place to promote appropriate social distancing.

The beach will be open through Labor Day from 8 a.m. to 6...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Finalized Kenosha County Kickstart plan offers reopening guidance to businesses, organizations

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The City and County of Kenosha, in partnership with the Kenosha Area Business Alliance, today released the final draft of a plan to help guide businesses through the process of restarting operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of May 27

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Six COVID-19 fatalities reported at local long-term care facility

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Six COVID-19-positive residents of a long-term care facility in the City of Kenosha have died in recent weeks, the Kenosha County Division of Health announced today.

The deaths occurred at The Bay at Sheridan Health and Rehabilitation Center, 8400 Sheridan...

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Posted on: May 23, 2020

Highway S reconstruction work now underway

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Work is now underway on the reconstruction and expansion of Highway S between the Interstate 94 East Frontage Road and Highway 31, Kenosha County Highway Director Clement Abongwa announced today.

This project, which will continue through late 2021, will re...

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Posted on: May 23, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, May 23, 2020

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This week’s COVID-19 FAQs from the Kenosha County Joint Information Center are a special edition, geared toward members of our Spanish-speaking community.

The questions were answered by members of the Kenosha County Division of Health and present...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Kenosha County Dog Parks, playgrounds to open; Biergarten, Boundless Adventures to begin season

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The Kenosha County Dog Parks are reopening today, Kenosha County Parks Director Matthew Collins announced.

Playgrounds in Kenosha County Parks, which had also been marked as closed, are also opening, Collins said.

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of May 21, 2020

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

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Posted on: May 16, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 statement, May 16, 2020

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This week, in lieu of its weekly COVID-19 frequently asked questions, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is presenting a statement in the wake of the sunset of the Safer-at-Home order.

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

City, county, KABA unveil draft of Kenosha County Kickstart plan to restart local economy

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Local officials today released a draft of a plan that outlines a series of best practices to help local businesses restart after the COVID-19 shutdown, while also promoting public health and safety.

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Kenosha County withdraws local order on Safer-at-Home

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In response to differing and updated legal guidance, Kenosha County is immediately withdrawing its local action that continued the provisions of the state’s Safer-at-Home Order, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced tonight.

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of May 15, 2020

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

County executive, mayor affirm support for countywide adoption of Safer-at-Home Order

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and City of Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian today affirmed their support for Wednesday night’s local adoption of the state’s Safer-at-Home Order.

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Local action maintains May 26 expiration of Safer-at-Home order within Kenosha County

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In response to today’s Wisconsin Supreme Court decision overturning the state’s Safer-at-Home Order, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit tonight issued a local order continuing the regulations within the county until May 26....

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Kenosha County Kickstart oversight committee to review recommendations for economic restart

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An oversight committee charged with reviewing recommendations to reignite Kenosha County’s economy in the wake of COVID-19 will convene for the first time on Thursday.

The initiative, called “Kenosha County Kickstart,” strives...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Free, no-appointment-needed COVID-19 testing available in Burlington, Milwaukee

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is encouraging people who are seeking COVID-19 testing and have been otherwise unable to obtain it to utilize the no-appointment-needed, drive-thru sites now operating in Burlington and Milwaukee.

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Kenosha County ADRC offers grocery delivery program for seniors, people with disabilities

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Need help getting groceries while staying safer at home? The Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) can help bridge the gap for those who want to limit trips to public spaces or need help with online grocery shopping.

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Medical examiner alerts community after 3 suspected overdose deaths in less than a week

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A string of suspected fatal overdoses in recent days is an unfortunate reminder of the dangers of drug use, Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall said today.

The Medical Examiner’s Office has handled three suspected overdose cases since Tu...

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Posted on: May 9, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, May 9, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center today presents the latest installment of its series answering the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at [email protected]

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

National Guard partners with Kenosha County on COVID-19 testing at select private employers

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In an effort to contain localized outbreaks of COVID-19, the Kenosha County Division of Health has partnered with the Wisconsin National Guard to conduct testing at select private employers.

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of May 6, 2020

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

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Posted on: May 2, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, May 2, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is presenting the latest in its series answering the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at [email protected]. Those asked...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of April 30, 2020

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

KCHC, Kenosha County Division of Health open drive-thru COVID-19 testing center at Gateway

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An effort to test a higher percentage of Kenosha County residents for COVID-19 began this morning, with the opening of a new, drive-thru testing site in a parking lot at Gateway Technical College’s Kenosha Campus.

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

New date for Kenosha County household hazardous waste collection is July 25

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This year’s Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program collection event is being rescheduled for Saturday, July 25, due to the COVID-19 emergency.

The annual event was previously scheduled to be held this Saturday, May 2.

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing center to open on Gateway campus

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The Kenosha Community Health Center, in cooperation with the Kenosha County Division of Health and Gateway Technical College, will open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site later this week.

This site will be available to patients who have been selected by he...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Wisconsin National Guard to offer COVID-19 testing assistance at Detention Center, Pretrial Facility

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Members of the Wisconsin National Guard will be coming to Kenosha County this week to assist with COVID-19 testing at the Kenosha County Detention Center and Pretrial Facility.

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Posted on: April 25, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health projections show success of ongoing social distancing requirements

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A projection model used by the Kenosha County Division of Health suggests that current public health measures are “flattening the curve” and continued social distancing would significantly reduce total infections and hospitalizations l...

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Posted on: April 25, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 25, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center this week is presenting the fifth in its ongoing series answering the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at [email protected]

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Kenosha County Dog Parks to close as safeguard against spread of COVID-19

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Based on the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and updated recommendations on COVID-19, the Kenosha County Dog Parks will be closed temporarily effective Friday, April 24.

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Local food pantries list needs as COVID-19 response continues

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In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Kenosha County residents using 2-1-1 frequently to access COVID-19 information

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Kenosha County residents are embracing using the 2-1-1 system as a pipeline to information and resources related to COVID-19.

Among Wisconsin’s counties that are using the system, Kenosha County ranks second behind only Milwaukee County in terms ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health seeking donations of cloth masks, gowns

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is in need of donations of cloth masks and gowns.

Masks are being dropped off to residents who test positive for COVID-19 and their close contacts.

Cloth masks and gowns are also needed for long-term care and assisted l...

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Posted on: April 18, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 18, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is back this week with more answers to the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at [email protected]. Those asked most freq...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Kenosha County reports first cases of COVID-19 in long-term care facility

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Kenosha County now has its first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a long-term care facility, the Division of Health announced today.

The cases involve five residents and two employees of Parkside Manor, 6300 67th St., in Kenosha. These individuals are not ho...

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Posted on: April 11, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 11, 2020

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For the third straight week, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is answering the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at [email protected]

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Health officer encourages use of cloth face coverings to help slow spread of COVID-19

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Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit is encouraging the public to follow a recent federal recommendation, urging people to wear a cloth face covering in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

The Centers for D...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

UPDATED: Division of Health urges people to stay safe by practicing religion, spirituality from home

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Note: This news release has been updated to reflect Gov. Tony Evers’ announcement Friday that worship services in parking lots, in which attendees remain in their vehicles, are permitted under the Stay-at-Home order.

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Western Kenosha County Transit shifts to door-to-door service only

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Effective Monday, April 6, Western Kenosha County Transit, a public bus service, will shift to door-to-door service only. Current fixed routes will be temporarily suspended to adhere to Gov. Tony Evers’ Safer-at-Home order.

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Kenosha County records first COVID-19 death

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Kenosha County officials regret to announce today that the first Kenosha County resident has died from complications of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall said the deceased individual is an 85-year-old male C...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 4, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is continuing to provide answers to the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at [email protected], an...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Kenosha County debuts new COVID-19 Information Hub

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A new, enhanced COVID-19 Information Hub is now available at www.kenoshacounty.org/covid-19, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center announced today.

The site offers links to relevant resources, answers to frequently asked questions and regularly updat...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Local officials urge compliance with governor's 'Safer-at-Home' order

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Local officials today urged residents to comply with Gov. Tony Evers’ order to stay in their homes to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

“We need to keep each other safe by staying at home,” said Kenosha County Executive Jim Kr...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Reminder from the Kenosha County Division of Health on COVID-19 testing guidelines

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The Kenosha County Division of Health would like to remind citizens of the following with regard to to getting tested for COVID-19:  

Under guidelines from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, you will be given priority for testing if you ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Community health survey to be conducted via telephone

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When “Management Decisions” calls, it is important to you and your family’s health. Why?

Effective July 15, 2019, a community health needs assessment (CHNA) of Kenosha County will be under way. Management Decisions is the research firm that will be conduct...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

Nancy Morey honored as 2019 Connie Reyes Award recipient

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The former coordinator of a community collaboration dedicated to strengthening families through prevention is the recipient of the 2019 Connie Reyes Award for Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.

Nancy Morey received the honors during a ceremo...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Kenosha County Girl Scouts' project aims to give back to teen girls in foster care

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Two Kenosha County Girl Scouts working toward their Silver Award are conducting a donation drive for teen girls in foster care.

Elsa Witkiewicz of Troop 9338 and Scarlette Fallscher of Troop 32432 are collecting health and beauty items, in a project they&a...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program marks 10 years of success

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Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment program recently completed its 10th season, providing work experience and life lessons to 210 participants at 35 worksites.

Modeled off of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Comprehensive Ga...

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Diaper drive, resource fair to mark National Infant Mortality Awareness Month

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Kenosha County is holding an Infant Health and Safety Fair & Diaper Distribution as it observes September as National Infant Mortality Awareness Month. 

Infant mortality is the death of a baby within the first year of life. Most babies are bor...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

National Night Out to be celebrated Aug. 7

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National Night Out will be celebrated at five Kenosha locations and one in Twin Lakes from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.

The Kenosha locations are: The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, 1330 52nd St.; Lincoln Park, 6900 18th Ave.; Lord of Life Luth...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Medical examiner alerts community after 3 suspected overdose deaths in less than a week

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A string of suspected fatal overdoses in recent days is an unfortunate reminder of the dangers of drug use, Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall said today.

The Medical Examiner’s Office has handled three suspected overdose cases since Tu...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

New DNA research finds possible link between 1993 Kenosha County John Doe victim and S.C. tribe

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DNA information now suggests a yet-unidentified man found in Kenosha County in 1993 may have had ties to an American Indian tribe in South Carolina and to relatives in Sonora, Mexico, Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall announced today.

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Medical examiner, Sheriff's Department make positive ID in 1988 John Doe homicide

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The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department are always committed to solving “Cold Cases” that remained open.

Using state-of-the-art fingerprint technology, the Medical Examiner’s Office was recently able to iden...

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Posted on: May 26, 2019

Medical examiner sounds alarm after responding to three suspected overdose deaths in one day

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Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall is again warning people of the dangers of drugs, after her office responded to three suspected overdose cases in one day, on Saturday.

Hall said the deceased ranged in age from 20s to 50s. Two were men; one was ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Medical Examiner’s Office sounds warning about recent spate of suspected overdose deaths

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A string of four suspected overdose deaths in the last week is raising concern among public health officials in Kenosha County.

Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall said the four deaths since March 22 occurred across Kenosha County – one ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

With 25th anniversary approaching, Kenosha County ME’s Office continues probe of 1993 John Doe case

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As the John Doe mystery of an unidentified body found alongside a set of railroad tracks in Pleasant Prairie hits the quarter-century mark next week, the Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office is turning to cutting-edge technology to identify ...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Kenosha County to offer Narcan training to local Tavern League members, others at Coins Sports Bar

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The Kenosha County Division of Health, in an ongoing effort to combat the opioid epidemic, is committed to building awareness about the availability of Narcan, a medication used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Yoga and Fitness in the Park events to begin next week; other summer parks events canceled

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Two free, weekly events at Petrifying Springs Park will begin the week of June 22, while other county parks events throughout the summer are now canceled due to social distancing concerns, Kenosha County Parks Director Matthew Collins announced today.

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Posted on: June 6, 2020

New path and bridge alongside Highway C latest addition to Kenosha County’s multiuse trail system

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and other local officials gathered this morning to celebrate the formal opening of a new shared-use path alongside Highway C in the Village of Pleasant Prairie.

The roughly mile-long multiuse trail runs from 114th Avenu...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Kenosha County’s Silver Lake Park Beach now open with temporary modifications in place

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Kenosha County’s Silver Lake Park Beach is open for the season as of today — Saturday, May 30 — with a capacity limit in place to promote appropriate social distancing.

The beach will be open through Labor Day from 8 a.m. to 6...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Kenosha County Dog Parks, playgrounds to open; Biergarten, Boundless Adventures to begin season

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The Kenosha County Dog Parks are reopening today, Kenosha County Parks Director Matthew Collins announced.

Playgrounds in Kenosha County Parks, which had also been marked as closed, are also opening, Collins said.

Both amenities will have signs posted nearb...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Kenosha County Dog Parks to close as safeguard against spread of COVID-19

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Based on the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and updated recommendations on COVID-19, the Kenosha County Dog Parks will be closed temporarily effective Friday, April 24.

The closure will continue until further notice,...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Anderson Arts Center will reopen following $4.3 million renovation

The Anderson Arts Center, one of the hubs for art in southeastern Wisconsin, will begin a new chapter on Sunday, Feb. 23, when it re-opens to the public after a $4.3 million preservation and modernization project.

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

New network of trails abutting Petrifying Springs Park to accommodate variety of users

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Kenosha County Parks is in the early stages of planning a new trail system adjacent to Petrifying Springs Park that will include dedicated facilities for mountain bikers, as well as multiuse trails for hikers, bikers and runners.

Meantime, bids are now bei...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

$10,000 donation from Oktoberfest group to fund design of future band shelter in Old Settlers Park

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Design work on a long-awaited band shelter at Old Settlers Park will begin, thanks to a $10,000 donation from the nonprofit Old Settlers Oktoberfest Inc.

To date, the Oktoberfest group has raised roughly $90,000 from the one-day event that it holds each Se...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

We Energies Foundation, Swartz Nursery support reforestation project at Fox River Park

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A reforestation project in Kenosha County’s Fox River Park was made possible by a donation from the We Energies Foundation and Paul Swartz Nursery, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

Both entities contributed $2,500 to the project, whi...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Kenosha County receives Silver Star Award for Boundless Adventures Partnership

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The Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association has selected Kenosha County’s partnership with Boundless Adventures in Bristol Woods Park as the winner of the 2019 Silver Star Award for creative service delivery and marketing.

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Kenosha County to host Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park on Sept. 28

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites bike riders of all ability levels to participate in the 10th Annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 28.

“It will be a great day to trade four wheels for t...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Petrifying Springs Biergarten to host third annual Oktoberfest celebration Sept. 20-22

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Petrifying Springs Biergarten, in partnership with Kenosha County Parks, will host its third annual Oktoberfest celebration throughout the upcoming weekend, Sept. 20-22.

The festivities will include live music, authentic German food and beer, Bavarian game...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Annual Pike River Cleanup event to be held Saturday, Sept. 21

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The Kenosha Sportfishing and Conservation Association is seeking volunteers for its annual Pike River Cleanup, to be held 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 21.

This event, aimed at further improving the health of the Pike River, is supported by K...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

9th Annual Oktoberfest celebration returns to Old Settlers Park on Sept. 14

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The 9th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest will be held noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 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 show, kid...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Free Military and Veterans Family Day to be held Oct. 4 at Boundless Adventures

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Military veterans and their immediate families are invited to climb for free on Friday, Oct. 4, at the Boundless Adventures aerial adventure park in Kenosha County’s Bristol Woods Park.

The inaugural Military and Veterans Family Day will run from...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Kenosha County Parks to host Picnic in the Park on Aug. 24

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Kenosha County Parks’ annual Picnic in the Park will return to Petrifying Springs Park on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Following up on last year’s successful event, the daylong festivities will include live music, interactive kids’ acti...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Sustainability-themed tour at KD Park and neighboring farm to highlight prairies, pastures, pizza

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A sustainability themed tour that will conclude with locally sourced food and beverages will be held the evening of Thursday, Sept. 5, at Kenosha County’s KD Park.

The Twilight Tour will begin at KD Park, where Kenosha County Parks Director Matthew Collins...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

As Anderson Arts Center renovation continues, Twilight Jazz relocates across the street for 2019

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An ongoing renovation project at the Anderson Arts Center will lead to a temporary relocation of the popular Twilight Jazz concert series, and a bright future for the historic lakefront mansion, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser said today.

Those who co...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

DairyAir Dairy Breakfast bike ride returns this Saturday, June 15

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser’s annual DairyAir Bike Ride to the Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast returns this Saturday, June 15.

The organized ride will begin at 7 a.m. at Bristol Woods Park, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol, continuing to the Dairy Breakfas...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

County executive, mayor promote Bike-to-Work Weeks and June 1 Kenosha County Bike Rodeo

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and Mayor John Antaramian have a challenge and a suggestion for bicyclists of all ability levels.

The challenge: Trade your car for two wheels during Kenosha County’s Bike-to-Work Weeks, June 1-15.

The suggestion: Take p...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

UW-Parkside, Kenosha County leaders sign off on 50-year, collaborative land-use agreement

County Executive Jim Kreuser and UW-Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford sign a collaborative land agreem

University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Kenosha County officials today celebrated the beginning of a collaboration aimed at improving the ecology and recreational opportunities on 139 acres of UW-Parkside property that borders Petrifying Springs Park.

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Kenosha County Parks to offer busy schedule of summer programs for all ages

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Memorial Day Weekend will usher in a busy season of summer activities in Kenosha County’s parks, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The festivities kick off Friday, May 24, with the season kickoff at the Petrifying Springs Biergarten. On Saturda...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Summer job opportunity: Kenosha County seeking lifeguards for Silver Lake Park beach

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Want to spend the summer working outdoors? How about on a beach?

Kenosha County is seeking qualified applicants to work as lifeguards at Silver Lake Park Beach.

The beach is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Lifeguards work a full-time schedule up t...

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Parks News
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Petrifying Springs Biergarten revenue share yields cash for county, improvements to park

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The gross revenue share that Kenosha County receives as part of its partnership with the private operators of the Petrifying Springs Biergarten is paying dividends for the county and for users of Petrifying Springs Park.

A new ball diamond, storage facilit...

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Posted on: April 6, 2019

Kenosha County, UW-Parkside strike land-use agreement for natural area near Petrifying Springs

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Kenosha County and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside plan to enter into a collaborative land-use agreement that will enhance the management of 139 acres of natural land alongside Petrifying Springs Park, officials announced Friday.

This agreement establ...

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View News Release Parks News
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Kenosha County receives state grant to advance shoreline protection efforts at Kemper Center

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The Kenosha County Division of Parks this week received another state grant award to address shoreline protection needs on the Kemper Center property.

This $30,000 Wisconsin Coastal Management Program award will help to advance stormwater management and si...

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View News Release Parks News
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Proposals sought for Silver Lake Park Beach concessions operation

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The Kenosha County Division of Purchasing is accepting sealed proposals from vendors interested in providing concessions operations at Silver Lake Park Beach.

Proposals must be received by 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Purchasing Division on the...

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Parks News
Posted on: December 3, 2018

Construction to begin on aerial adventure park in Bristol Woods Park

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Work on a new aerial adventure park within Kenosha County’s Bristol Woods Park is scheduled to begin this week.

The park, set to open by summer 2019, is the result of a partnership between Kenosha County Parks and Boundless Adventures, a New York-based com...

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View News Release Parks News
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Kenosha County to host 'Fall Wheel Ride' to Petrifying Springs Park on Sept. 29

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites bike riders of all ability levels to participate in the Ninth Annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 29.

“It is a great time of the year to get out and view the sig...

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View News Release Parks News
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Petrifying Springs Biergarten to celebrate Oktoberfest throughout upcoming weekend

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Petrifying Springs Biergarten, in partnership with Kenosha County Parks, will celebrate Oktoberfest throughout the upcoming weekend, Sept. 21-23.

The second annual Oktoberfest at the Biergarten will include live music, authentic German food and beer, Bavar...

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View News Release Parks News
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Volunteers needed for Sept. 15 Pike River Cleanup event

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The Kenosha Sportfishing and Conservation Association is seeking volunteers for its annual Pike River Cleanup, to be held 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.

This event, aimed at further improving the health of the Pike River, is supported by Kenosha C...

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View News Release Parks News
Posted on: September 4, 2018

8th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest to feature authentic German music, food, wiener dog races

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

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

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View News Release Parks News
Posted on: August 10, 2018

Kenosha County opens Fox River Park Overnight Lodge

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A newly renovated facility within Kenosha County’s Fox River Park will provide overnight camp accommodations for scouts and other civic groups.

Kenosha County Parks staff along with community volunteers and local businesses recently put the finishing touch...

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View News Release Parks News
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Kenosha County Parks presents Picnic in the Park, Aug. 11 at Petrifying Springs Park

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A family-friendly community event last held 25 years ago is returning to Petrifying Springs Park on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Picnic in the Park is a day of live music, interactive family activities and concessions, aimed at continuing to raise awareness and educ...

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News Flash

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Kenosha County Tree Program continues with online ordering system

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For the second year in a row, the Kenosha County Tree and Shrub program is taking orders exclusively through an online system.

The online store is simple to use and includes full-color images and descriptions of the varieties available for purchase.

Over th...

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View News Release Planning & Development News
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Wisconsin Active Together honors Kenosha County for its efforts to promote walking, bicycling

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Kenosha County is being recognized as a Wisconsin Active Together Community for its commitment to bolstering quality of life by making it easier for people to walk, bike and be active.

The honor, announced last week, was granted specifically to the Kenosha...

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View News Release Planning & Development News
Posted on: August 23, 2019

The Planning & Development Online Permit & Information Portal is LIVE!

The Kenosha County Planning & Development Online Portal is LIVE and available at https://permitting.kenoshacounty.org/eTrakit/

Designed to allow the general public the ability to search public records and view basic permit and project application infor...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Report finds stormwater controls for Foxconn development area will maintain or reduce flood flows

This week, the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) released its floodplain evaluation of the proposed Village of Mount Pleasant Electronic & Information Technology Manufacturing (EITM) Zone and associated roadway expansion tha...

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View News Release Planning & Development News
Posted on: January 28, 2019

Kenosha County receives Fund for Lake Michigan grant for Pike River restoration work

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A $75,000 grant from the Fund for Lake Michigan will go toward restoration work on the South Branch of the Pike River, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

These funds – the latest in a series of grants aimed at improving the Pike – will b...

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View News Release Planning & Development News
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Online orders being taken for 2019 Kenosha County Tree and Shrub Program

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The 2019 Kenosha County Tree and Shrub Program has moved to an all online ordering system.

The Kenosha County Tree Program has sold nearly one million trees over the last 30 years. The purpose of the program is to encourage everyone to plant more native tr...

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View News Release Planning & Development News
Posted on: November 15, 2018

$1 million in grants available for housing repairs across southern Wisconsin

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A recent grant award will allow for the continuation of a program that provides financial aid for home repairs for non-city residents in Kenosha County.

The Wisconsin Department of Administration’s Division of Housing awarded $1 million to the So...

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News Flash

Posted on: May 12, 2020

As DMV reopens, license applicants may request related records from Register of Deeds Office online

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Kenosha County Register of Deeds JoEllyn Storz encourages people to be prepared to renew driver’s licenses or state photo identification cards by requesting certified copies of their vital records online or via a mailed application.

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View News Release Register of Deeds News
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Jan. 20 state holiday to affect availability of some vital records

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday, Jan. 20, will affect access to some vital records, Kenosha County Register of Deeds JoEllyn Storz announced today.

While Kenosha County offices will remain open on Monday, State of Wisconsin offices will be...

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View News Release Register of Deeds News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Statewide availability of marriage certificates to expand

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It will soon be easier to obtain a copy of your marriage certificate, Kenosha County Register of Deeds JoEllyn Storz announced today.

Effective Jan. 2, 2020, individuals married in Wisconsin will be able to receive a copy of their marriage certificate from...

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News Flash

Posted on: June 18, 2020

Rollover crash causes shutdown of I-94 for several hours

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On June 17th, 2020 at about 7:00 PM the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 9000 block of Interstate 94 for a report of a two-vehicle crash with injuries including a semi that had tipped over.

Deputies reported that a 2003 Buick ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2020

UPDATED: 14-year-old boy killed in crash at highways 50 and B

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UPDATE 2:

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is continuing to investigate the fatal crash that took place on STH 50 at CTH B on June 3rd, 2020 involving the death of 14-year-old, Dominic Boll-Flaig of Twin Lakes. Detectives are looking to sp...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Countywide curfew to continue Monday and Tuesday nights, June 1 and 2

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The County of Kenosha has again declared a state of Emergency Curfew for 8:00 PM tonight June 1 and tomorrow June 2. The public needs to be off the streets for their safety. The Kenosha Sheriff’s Department will be enforcing the curfew ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2020

Emergency Curfew in effect 8:30 p.m. May 31 to 7 a.m. June 1

The County of Kenosha has declared a state of Emergency Curfew for 8:30 PM. The public needs to be off the streets for their safety. The Kenosha Sheriff’s Department will be enforcing the curfew.

Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Kenosha County deputies involved in stolen vehicle pursuit in Pleasant Prairie

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On May 28th, 2020 at 5:18 AM Kenosha County Deputies assisted with a stolen vehicle pursuit that started in the City of Kenosha near Sheridan Road and 89th Street. Pleasant Prairie Police located the vehicle, a black Honda Accord, at Springbrook Road and ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Arrest made at Kenosha County Administration Building

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On May 5, 2020, a 57-year-old female City of Kenosha resident, Mary Magdalen Moser, was arrested and issued citations for her actions while attempting to gain access to the County Board Chambers during a meeting of the County Board at the Kenosha County A...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Sheriff releases results of COVID-19 testing in Detention Center, Jail

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, at the suggestion of the Kenosha County Division of Health and in cooperation with the Wisconsin National Guard recently, completed COVID-19 testing of approximately 250 employees and 420 inmates. Sheriff...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Wisconsin National Guard to offer COVID-19 testing assistance at Detention Center, Pretrial Facility

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Members of the Wisconsin National Guard will be coming to Kenosha County this week to assist with COVID-19 testing at the Kenosha County Detention Center and Pretrial Facility.

All inmates and employees at these facilities are being tested in an effort to ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Sheriff's Department warns of COVID-19-related scams

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is warning people to beware of scams related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Recently the FBI issued an alert that phone calls, texts or emails asking for personal or financial information to get the $1,200 fe...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Illinois man arrested in KDOG heroin bust

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On Thursday, March 26th, 2020, at approximately 1100 hours, the Kenosha Drug Operation Group (KDOG) conducted a field arrest (Buy/Bust) of an individual of interest in a drug investigation. Assisting in the operation were members of the Kenosha Police Dep...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Kenosha County no longer housing Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees

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The President, Governor and the County Executive have declared a State of Emergency to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Due to this state of Emergency, on March 15, 2020, U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are no longer housing ICE deta...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Sheriff's Department seeks inmate who failed to return to Detention Center

Missing inmate Charles Zay Johnson

On 03/11/20 deputies responded to the 2400 block of 53rd Street in the City of Kenosha in an attempt to locate a Kenosha County Detention Center (KCDC) inmate that failed to comply with the regulations of his Electronic Monitoring program.

Inmate Charles Z...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Possible attempted child abduction in Salem Lakes under investigation

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On March 4th, 2020 at 11:19 AM deputies responded to Salem Grade School to investigate a possible child abduction that took place in the 24200 block of 84th Street.

Deputies met with school administrators and a 13-year-old male student who stated that whil...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2020

UPDATED: Passenger killed in motorcycle crash on Camp Lake Road

MARCH 3, 2020, UPDATE:

The deceased victim has been identified as 42-year-old Marnie J. Cogswell, a resident of Spring Grove, Illinois. The operator of the motorcycle has been identified as 43-year-old Alejandro Rivas, a resident of Antioch, Illinois.

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Kenosha County deputy revives non-breathing 2-day-old infant

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On February 09th, 2020 at 6:09 PM Kenosha County Deputies and Salem Fire Department responded to a residence in the 6600 block of 236th Avenue in the Village of Paddock Lake for a 2-day old infant that was not conscious, not breathing and turning blue. Wh...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Sheriff's Department K-9 locates subjects in western Kenosha County pursuit

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On January 28th, 2020 at 2:19 AM a Kenosha County Deputy was investigating a suspicious vehicle on Cogswell Drive and Lakeview in the Village of Silver Lake. According to initial reports, a male subject that was spotted near the vehicle ran from the area,...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Woman killed in I-94 crash near Highway E

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JAN. 29, 2020, UPDATE:

The deceased operator has been identified as 37-year-old Andrea M. Durian, a resident of Racine, Wisconsin.

JAN. 28, 2020, ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE:

On January 27th, 2020 at 6:17 PM the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department invest...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2020

UPDATED: Sheriff's Department investigating fatal crash on I-94 near state line

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JAN. 6, 2020 UPDATE:

The pedestrian that was fatally injured on January 3rd, 2020 has been identified as 38 year old Christina M. Oldaker, a resident of Coldwater Michigan.

ORIGINAL JAN. 3, 2020, NEWS RELEASE:

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Departmen...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Kenosha County Sheriff's Department message on the legalization of marijuana in Illinois

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In the coming weeks legalized recreational marijuana will begin in the state of Illinois. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department recognizes that residents of Wisconsin can now travel to Illinois and consume recreational marijuana in Illinois.

In...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Sheriff's Department personnel grow beards, raise funds for No-Shave November

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Sheriff David Beth is pleased to announce the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has donated $2481 to No-Shave November 2019.

No-Shave November is a web-based, non-profit organization devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to supp...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Man arrested for eighth-offense OWI

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On 10-26-19 at 9:49 p.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a reckless driving investigation. During the course of this investigation, a 46-year-old resident of the Village of Salem Lakes, Michael R. Hess was taken...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Sheriff's Department responds to SUV, motorcycle crash on Highway KR

The Sheriff’s Department is currently on the scene of a vehicle crash that occurred today at 4:08 p.m. involving a motorcycle and a sport utility vehicle in the 14400 block of Highway KR / 1st Street. Westbound traffic on Highway KR is closed at...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Two-vehicle, head-on crash under investigation in Bristol

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a two-vehicle head-on collision in the 8000 block of US 45 (200th Avenue) in the Village of Bristol that resulted in serious injuries. This collision has currently closed traffic on US 45....

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

UPDATED: Sheriff's Department responds to handwritten threat at Salem Grade School

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SEPT. 21, 2019, UPDATE:

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department with the cooperation from Salem Grade School has identified the juvenile student who wrote the threatening message “I will shoot up this school 5th Grade” on the ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2019

UPDATED: Sheriff reveals details of illegal THC vaping cartridge investigation

Sheriff David Beth addresses the media about an illegal THC vaping cartridge bust/

OCT. 3, 2019, UPDATE:

On October 1, 2019, at approximately 2:52 p.m. a fourth suspect 19-year old Hannah Curty a resident of Racine was booked into custody at the Kenosha County Jail for felony charges related to the Huffhines family illegal THC vape cartr...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Sheriffs to hold Sept. 11 news conference on THC vaping cartridge investigation

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth, Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling, and the City of Waukesha Police Department will conduct a joint press conference at the Kenosha County Public Safety Building in the Emergency Operations Center. This is locat...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2019

UPDATED: Motorcycle driver dead at scene of Bristol crash

Aug. 21: UPDATE:

The operator of the motorcycle is identified as Jonathan G. Wynn, 30 years old and a resident of Bristol, Wisconsin.

Aug. 19 ORIGINAL RELEASE:

The Sheriff’s Department is currently on the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash in the 21...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2019

UPDATED: Man pronounced dead after Bristol house fire

July 19, 2019, UPDATE:

The victim in this fire that was removed from the home was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The victim has been identified as James C. Weiss a 67-year-old resident of the Village of Bristol. A 41-year-old female who was also at t...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2019

Medical examiner, Sheriff's Department make positive ID in 1988 John Doe homicide

1988 John Doe homicide

The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department are always committed to solving “Cold Cases” that remained open.

Using state-of-the-art fingerprint technology, the Medical Exa...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Caution urged, cooling centers available as temperatures spike

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, Division of Emergency Management and the Division of Health are urging people to prepare for extreme heat this Thursday, July 18, 2019, to Saturday, July 20, 2019, by staying cool, hydrated, and informed....

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2019

Man dies in Wheatland mobile home fire

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JULY 9, 2019 UPDATE:

The victim in this fatal fire investigation is identified as Stanley J. Mesmer a 71-year-old resident of the Town of Wheatland. This fire is not suspicious in nature. The cause of the fire is still being investigated and is unknown at ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2019

Sheriff to host press conference on suspect in custody for Racine officer's murder

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Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth, City of Racine Police Chief Art Howell, and Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling will conduct a joint press conference at the entrance of the Racine City Hall. This is located at 730 Washington Road. This press co...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Text-to-911 service now available across Kenosha County

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Mobile phone users in Kenosha County now have a new way to access emergency services.

Text-to-911 capabilities were recently enabled for all of the cellphone providers that serve the county, Kenosha Joint Services announced today.

But while people can now t...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Video visitation to begin at Kenosha County detention facilities

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is announcing the implementation of video visitation at our Detention Facilities. This new process will change the current, traditional, non-contact visit process and replace it with a more convenient vide...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2019

UPDATED: Procedures being followed after confirmed Mumps case in Kenosha County Detention Center

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JUNE 7, 2019, UPDATE:

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has recently identified a second detainee being housed in the isolated housing area of the Kenosha County Detention Center as displaying symptoms of the Mumps. This detainee was immedi...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2019

UPDATED: Driver killed in single-vehicle crash on Highway AH in Salem Lakes

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June 4, 2019, update:

The operator of the 2004 Chevrolet Aveo is identified as Cynthia L. Maricle 44 years old and a resident of Salem Lakes, Wisconsin.

Original June 1, 2019, release:

On June 1, 2019, at 6:16 a.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Dep...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2019

Sheriff's Department, other agencies undergo search for person in New Munster Wildlife Area

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On May 27, 2019, at 11:36 a.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a subject yelling for help coming from the New Munster Wildlife Area located in the 8500 block of CTH KD (352nd Avenue). The Kenosha County Sheriff&...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Driver killed in train-vs.-vehicle crash in Trevor

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At 1:10 p.m. today, May 23, 2019, Kenosha Sheriff’s Department Deputies and Village of Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue responded to a serious train vs vehicle crash at a railroad crossing in the area of 258th Avenue and the Canadian National Railroa...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2019

No injuries reported in school bus collision at highways 142 and 75

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On May 16, 2019, at 6:37 a.m. the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and Kansasville Fire and Rescue responded to the intersection of STH 142 and STH 75 for a crash involving a school bus, and a van. The school bus involved was transporting two...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Wrong-way driver arrested after crash on Highway 50

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On 05-12-2019 at 11:19 am the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, Village of Bristol Fire and Rescue, and the Village of Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a two-vehicle rollover crash in the 19600 block of STH 50. The investi...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2019

3 arrested after KDOG search warrant

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On Thursday, May 9, 2019, at approximately 1240 HOURS, the Kenosha Drug Operations Group (KDOG) served a “No Knock,” search warrant at 4711 – 37th Ave #2, Kenosha. Assisting in the service of the warrant were members of the K...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Drug Take-Back Day, other collections yield 147 boxes, 2,157 pounds of medication

On Monday, April 29, 2019, Detectives from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department participated in the Wisconsin Department of Justice Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. As a result of this participation, 147 boxes of prescription medication with ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Semi-trailer fire on I-94 under investigation

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a semi-trailer fire in the 2500 block of Interstate 94 southbound. We have no reported injuries.

Today at approximately 3:30 a.m. Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies and the Village of Somers F...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2019

UPDATED: 3 killed in crash on Highway 50

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a two-vehicle crash in the 21600 block of Highway 50 (75th Street) in the Village of Bristol that resulted in at least one fatality. Eastbound lanes are currently closed with traffic being...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Several injured in 3-vehicle crash at highways H and L

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway L (18th Street) and Highway H (88th Ave) in the Village of Somers that resulted in multiple people taken to area hospitals for non-life...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2019

Tactical Response Team assists in arrest of battery suspect

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Today, February 8, 2019, at approximately 12:16 AM Deputies from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single family residence in the 12200 block of 280th Avenue for a reported battery complaint. Upon arrival, Deputies found a partially c...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2019

KDOG search warrant leads to man's arrest

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On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019, at approximately 0900 hours, the Kenosha Drug Operations Group (KDOG) served a “knock and announce,” search warrant. Assisting in the service of the warrant were members of the Kenosha Police Department&...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2019

Sheriff's Department reports weather-related traffic calls, power outages

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Kenosha County experienced a freezing rain/ice event that began yesterday evening. Between Tuesday, February 5, 2019, starting at approximately 6:00 PM until today Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at 8:00 AM, Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies have responded to ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2019

Numerous departments battle house fire in Trevor

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Today, January 31, 2019, at approximately 2:14 a.m. Deputies and the Town of Salem Fire Department responded to a home in the 28600 block of 109th Street for a structure fire. Deputies arrived at the scene and found an active fire with a nearly fully engu...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2019

Sheriff urges people to take precautions during extreme cold spell

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Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth would like to emphasize public safety with the dangerously low temperatures forecast for the remainder of the week. Sheriff Beth urges residents to take precautions during this period of frigid weather. Stay indoors if yo...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2018

UPDATED: Green Bay Road now reopened after structure fire in 5600 block

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At 3:14 a.m. this morning, Kenosha Sheriff’s Deputies responded with the Somers Fire Department to a structure fire at Dejno’s trucking located at 5670 Green Bay Road. The fire has been extinguished, but the cause of the fire is still ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2018

UPDATED: Arrests made in Wheatland shooting that left 1 dead, 3 injured

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At 10:25 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018, Kenosha Sheriff’s Deputies were sent to an address in the Town of Wheatland in the 31500 block of 71st Street for a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, Deputies learned of a shooting that occurred in that resid...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2018

Sheriff's Department to conduct Integrated Public Alert Wireless System test

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On November 17, 2018, at approximately 10:45 a.m., the Kenosha Sheriff's Division of Emergency Management will conduct a test of "IPAWS (Integrated Public Alert Wireless System)." An IPAWS mass notification alert is used to warn the public when ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2018

UPDATED: Small seaplane breaks apart during touch-and-go landing on Camp Lake

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On 10-29-18 at 6:17 p.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department as well as numerous County Fire and Rescue teams responded to Camp Lake in the County of Kenosha for a water call involving a possible small plane crash.

Investigation revealed tha...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2018

Threat investigated at Wilmot High School

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At approximately 2:10 p.m. on 10-23-18 the School Resource Officer and School Administration at Wilmot High School became aware of a handwritten threat made in a women’s bathroom on the campus located at 11112 308th Avenue.

The investigation reve...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2018

Sheriff's Department investigating threats complaint at Central High School

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating a threat complaint at Central High School located at 24617 75th Street in Paddock Lake, WI.

On October 18, 2018, at approximately 10:00 p.m., an anonymous person using the social media outl...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2018

UPDATED: Two suspects under arrest after high-speed chase, manhunt

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At approximately 10:24 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, the Racine Sheriff’s Department (RSD) and Mount Pleasant Police Department (MPPD) requested the assistance of the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department (KSD) with their high speed chase of ar...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Sexual assault suspect in custody

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department’s active search for a sexual assault suspect has ended.

Suspect, Stephen Smith, (61 years old) had allegedly cut off his GPS ankle monitor to avoid authorities in August of 2018 after he was named...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2018

4 arrested in KDOG drug investigation

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On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at approximately 1130 hours, members of the Kenosha Drug Operations Group were conducting surveillance on a suspected drug house at 4425 30th Ave., Lower, Kenosha.  For the past few months KDOG had an active investi...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2018

Man, woman die in motorcycle crash at highways H and S

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On 09-01-18 at approximately 6:41 p.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with Village of Somers and City of Kenosha Fire and Rescue responded to the intersection of Highway H (88th Avenue) and Highway S (38th Street) for an injury v...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2018

UPDATED: Authorities respond to natural gas leak in Somers

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On 8-20-18, at approximately 9:33 a.m., The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded with Somers Fire and Rescue to a report of a gas leak at the Villa Rosa Apartment complex, located at 716 Sheridan Road.

Early indications are that a constr...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Fleeing vehicle strikes building

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On 07-30-18, at approximately 7:03 a.m., a Kenosha County Deputy observed a vehicle with one occupant traveling in a suspicious manner on Birch Road just west of Sheridan Road. The 2001 Chevrolet sedan speed off at a high rate of speed in an effort to elu...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2018

UPDATED: Woman believed to be struck by lightning at Country Thunder

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an incident where a Country Thunder attendee appears to have been struck by lightning. The identity of the victim is unknown at this time.

On 07-20-18 at approximately 12:36 a.m., the Kenos...

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Sheriff Media Releases

News Flash

Posted on: March 5, 2020

Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson to chair statewide homeowners task force

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State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski is leading an effort that will bring together county, city, village, and town treasurers, along with community partners to assist Wisconsin residents when they buy a home and as they seek to remain in their homes.

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Treasurer News
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Treasurer reminds taxpayers to stay current with 2018 taxes to keep delinquent payment plans intact

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With 2018 tax bills now having been mailed to property owners in all Kenosha County municipalities, Treasurer Teri Jacobson has a reminder for those who have delinquent taxes from past years.

The message: If you do not pay your current-year taxes on time, ...

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View News Release Treasurer News

News Flash

Posted on: June 23, 2020

UW-Madison Division of Extension program “The Literacy Link” awarded $21,000 for new books

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A new grant award to UW-Madison Extension aims to increase reading and literacy among children in Kenosha and Racine counties whose parents are involved in the justice system.

UW-Madison Extension’s Literacy Link project was selected to receive a...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: April 28, 2020

New date for Kenosha County household hazardous waste collection is July 25

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This year’s Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program collection event is being rescheduled for Saturday, July 25, due to the COVID-19 emergency.

The annual event was previously scheduled to be held this Saturday, May 2.

Everyone...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program 2020 collection event is May 2

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today is announcing this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, which will hold its Collection Event May 2.

“The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a FREE program and a...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Spring into Gardening returns Saturday, March 7

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The annual Spring into Gardening session returns on Saturday, March 7, at Union Grove High School, 3433 S. Colony Ave., Union Grove. Registration is open through Feb. 24.

The day will commence with a keynote presentation, “Genetic Diversity and P...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Youth in Governance nominations being accepted through Jan. 31

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Kenosha County is seeking nominations for the Youth in Governance Program for the 2020-21 program year.

Youth in Governance is a program that allows 14 youth (rising high school juniors and seniors) to sit on the seven County Board committees and provides ...

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UW Extension News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Regional expo to link employers with resources to hire work-ready, formerly incarcerated workers

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An upcoming expo aims to help employers struggling to find qualified workers to fill open positions.

The second annual Southeast Wisconsin Re-entry Employer Expo will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at Gateway Technical College’s...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Sustainability-themed tour at KD Park and neighboring farm to highlight prairies, pastures, pizza

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A sustainability themed tour that will conclude with locally sourced food and beverages will be held the evening of Thursday, Sept. 5, at Kenosha County’s KD Park.

The Twilight Tour will begin at KD Park, where Kenosha County Parks Director Matthew Collins...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Annual Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program collection to be held May 4

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today is announcing this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Program.

“The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a FREE program and a great opportunity for Kenosha County residents to disp...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Employment expo to meet two needs: Workers for businesses, jobs for the formerly incarcerated

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An upcoming expo aims to help employers struggling to find qualified workers to fill open positions.

The second iteration of the Southeast Wisconsin Reentry Employment Expo will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Gateway Technical College...

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View News Release UW Extension News

News Flash

Posted on: May 21, 2020

2020 Memorial Day commemorations scheduled; many to be held virtually

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Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 25, 2020, with a host of local observations scheduled — many to be held virtually, due to the COVID-19 emergency.

“It is customary to spend Memorial Day remembering and honoring our veterans ...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Kenosha County Veterans Service Office to suspend in-person appointments temporarily

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In response to public health guidelines recommending social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Kenosha County Veterans Service Office is suspending in-person appointments until further notice.

Office staff will remain available to field vete...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services lists Veterans Day events throughout the area

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Celebrations and events in commemoration of Veterans Day will be held across Kenosha County in the coming days.

Following is a list of activities, compiled by the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services:

What: Christian Life School Veterans Day Program...

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Veterans News
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Homeless Veterans Stand Down and Veterans Celebration to be held Nov. 2 at Kenosha County Job Center

Flag presentation at 2018 Kenosha County Veterans Celebration

The Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services and other partners will host a Homeless Veterans Stand Down and Veterans Celebration in advance of Veterans Day, on Saturday, Nov. 2.

This event will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kenosha County Job Cente...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: September 9, 2019

POW/MIA chair dedication to be held Sept. 19 in Kenosha County Board chambers

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As National Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day approaches, a new memorial in the Kenosha County Administration Building will debut later this month.

A POW/MIA Honor Chair will be located in the lobby outside of the County Board chambers and...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Free Military and Veterans Family Day to be held Oct. 4 at Boundless Adventures

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Military veterans and their immediate families are invited to climb for free on Friday, Oct. 4, at the Boundless Adventures aerial adventure park in Kenosha County’s Bristol Woods Park.

The inaugural Military and Veterans Family Day will run from 4 to 9 p....

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: May 17, 2019

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: Memorial Day Ceremony at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memoria...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Kenosha County to host town hall meeting for veterans

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The Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services later this month will host an informative Town Hall Meeting on VA and TRICARE Benefits and a VA Commemoration Ceremony of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Veterans, active-duty military members and t...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: December 22, 2018

Kenosha County Veterans Service Office coordinates mobile home donation for homeless veteran

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Just in time for Christmas, a homeless veteran in Kenosha now has a place to call his own, thanks to the generosity of a local family and the support of the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services.

Still mourning the recent loss of his mother, Geraldi...

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Veterans News
Posted on: October 26, 2018

Kenosha County to host Veterans Celebration on Nov. 3

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The Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services invites the public to a Veterans Celebration in advance of Veterans Day, on Saturday, Nov. 3.

This event will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha. Visitors...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Nominations sought for Nov. 3 Veterans Celebration honors

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The Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services is seeking nominations of veterans to be honored during the Nov. 3 Veterans Celebration at the Kenosha County Job Center.

One veteran from each war era is recognized each year. The celebration recognizes tho...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: August 6, 2018

Veterans Treatment Court seeks peer mentor volunteers

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The Veterans Treatment Court of the Second Judicial District of Wisconsin is looking for volunteer peer mentors to help provide an individualized support system for veterans going through the court.

Peer mentors are intended to be a guiding influence, a sh...

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News Flash

Posted on: April 6, 2020

Western Kenosha County Transit shifts to door-to-door service only

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Effective Monday, April 6, Western Kenosha County Transit, a public bus service, will shift to door-to-door service only. Current fixed routes will be temporarily suspended to adhere to Gov. Tony Evers’ Safer-at-Home order.

Residents west of I-94...

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View News Release Western Kenosha County Transit News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Western Transit service continuing; door-to-door service encouraged

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Western Kenosha County Transit is continuing to offer door-to-door and regular fixed-route public transit to Kenosha County residents west of I-94.

During Governor Tony Evers’ Safer-at-Home order, all riders needing to make essential trips are en...

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View News Release Western Kenosha County Transit News

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