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Posted on: May 16, 2022

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

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

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

The events, held at five locations ac...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

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

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

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

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: February 24, 2022

Kenosha County ADRC reports new twist on old Medicare scam

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There is a “new” Medicare scam circulating in Kenosha County. Again. Scammers have cleverly put a new twist on a scam that originated in 2020. 

The Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center recently received a call from a savvy consume...

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: February 10, 2022

Next Powerful Tools for Caregivers course begins March 9

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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 Stan...

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Amid local and national spikes in overdose deaths, life-saving resources remain available

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Drug overdose deaths in Kenosha County increased by 57 percent during a recent 12-month period compared with the year prior, far surpassing a disturbing national trend, leaders of the Kenosha County Opioid Task Force announced today.

During the 12-month sp...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Opioid Task Force warns of presence of fentanyl in illegal drugs, counterfeit prescriptions

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A powerful opioid that can cause a deadly overdose with just a small amount is appearing in many illegal drugs and counterfeit prescriptions, members of the Kenosha County Opioid Task Force are cautioning the community. 

The Kenosha County Sheriff...

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: September 29, 2021

Next Powerful Tools for Caregivers course begins Oct. 13

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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: August 3, 2021

Next Powerful Tools for Caregivers course begins Sept. 9

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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: June 18, 2021

Kenosha County to offer Human Services on the Go, a mobile unit targeted to specific neighborhoods

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The Kenosha County Division of Aging, Disability and Behavioral Health Services, in partnership with other agencies, will offer a mobile human services unit that will travel through targeted areas throughout the summer beginning the week of June 21.

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network to offer training, opportunity to meet legislators

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Are you interested in issues affecting older adults? Join members of the Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAAN) and others to help educate state legislators about priority issues impacting Wisconsin’s aging population via this year’s ...

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Kenosha County ADRC and partners to host virtual event for National Healthcare Decisions Day

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The public is invited to a virtual event in celebration of National Healthcare Decisions Day from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 16.

Held on that date each year, National Healthcare Decisions Day is an opportunity for Americans to make their future healthcare...

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Kenosha County offering expanded transportation

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Kenosha County is now offering expanded weekend hours and medical appointment trips on its Care-A-Van and Western Transit services.

Beginning in February, Care-A-Van’s Saturday hours will be 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and new Sunday service will also run 8 a.m.-6 p.m. ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

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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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Aging & Disability Services announces name change

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The Kenosha County Division of Aging & Disability Services recently announced a name change to the Kenosha County Division of Aging, Disability & Behavioral Health Services.  

The new name more accurately reflects all the populations the d...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Behavioral Health Resource Fair set for Saturday, Oct. 24

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The public is invited to a Behavioral Health Resource Fair, to be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 24, at Holy Spirit Community Church, 5900 11th Ave., Kenosha.

The Kenosha County Division of Aging and Disability Services is hosting the fair...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

New session of Powerful Tools for Caregivers course begins Oct. 14

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The Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center is again offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a free, 6-week educational series designed by Stanford University to give you toolsto take care of yourself while caring for a loved one.

Caregivers ...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Feeling stretched or overwhelmed as a caregiver? Join Powerful Tools for Caregivers, now online!

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The Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center is again offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a free, 6-week educational series designed by Stanford University to give you tools to take care of yourself while caring for a loved one.

Caregivers...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Kenosha County Opioid Task Force statement on dangerous narcotics

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The Kenosha County Opioid Task Force today released the following statement on what appears to be a more-dangerous-than-usual, potentially deadly supply of illicit drugs in our community:

“The Kenosha County Opioid Task Force has recently become ...

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
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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News Flash

Posted on: August 6, 2021

Private donations fund new gardens at Brookside, Willowbrook

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Thanks to the generosity of private donors, Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center and Willowbrook Assisted Living recently debuted three newly landscaped and furnished outdoor gardens for its residents and their families to enjoy.

These gardens,...

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Brookside Care Center News

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

DCFS staff collect food, raise funds for local families in need

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Holiday cheer and the spirit of generosity returned to the corridors and cubicles of the Kenosha County Job Center this month, as Division of Children and Family Services staff welcomed the in-person return of an annual effort to help families in need.

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Children and Family Services
Posted on: September 22, 2021

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

2021 Summer Youth Employment Program participants stand in front of mural

Providing at-risk youth with a productive way to spend their time today, while teaching valuable work skills for the future.

That has been the mission of Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program since its inception in 2009, and this summer was no e...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Kenosha County Youth Justice Worker receives Hillcrest School’s Courage to Care award

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Kenosha County Youth Justice Worker Susana Wolf attended last week’s awards and commencement ceremony at Hillcrest School, planning only to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the students she’s helped to move onto the right path in life.

She didn’t r...

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View News Release Children and Family Services
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Dr. Rita Ventura honored as 2021 Connie Reyes Award winner

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A driving force behind the Kenosha County Child Advocacy Center since its inception is the recipient of the 2021 Connie Reyes Award for Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.

Dr. Rita Ventura received the honors during a celebration held virtual...

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View News Release Children and Family Services
Posted on: December 14, 2020

DCFS staff continue to feed families in need with revised food drive

Judging of the 2020 Feed 100 Families food drive

COVID-19 has canceled countless events and celebrations this year, but there’s something even the pandemic can’t stop: hunger. 

And so it was that Kenosha County Division of Children and Family Services staff members recently w...

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Children and Family Services
Posted on: September 19, 2020

Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program celebrates another successful season

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Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program marked another successful year in 2020, providing work skills and life lessons to nearly 90 at-risk youth in the community.

The program, which recently wrapped up its 12th season, aims to teach the...

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News Flash

Posted on: May 20, 2022

Kenosha County Courthouse hosts Adoption Day event

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

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

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Clerk of Courts News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Temporary change to elected officials’ office hours at Kenosha County Center

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Effective Tuesday, Oct. 5, the daily hours of the satellite Elected Officials’ Office in the Kenosha County Center will change temporarily.

The new office hours will be 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 

This change from th...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Kenosha County Courthouse to reopen after Labor Day

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The Kenosha County Courthouse will reopen to the public on Tuesday, Sept. 8, Kenosha County Clerk of Courts Rebecca Matoska-Mentink announced today.

Court operations will resume in the same manner as before the recent unrest that caused the closure of the ...

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View News Release Clerk of Courts News
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Kenosha County Circuit Court to resume operations on primarily virtual basis

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The Kenosha County Circuit Court is entering into its plan for a continuity of operations during this period of civil unrest.

Beginning Thursday, Aug. 27, all court operations will resume, primarily in a virtual setting, Kenosha County Clerk of Courts Rebe...

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View News Release Clerk of Courts News
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Kenosha County Circuit Court to resume jury trials on Aug. 31

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The Kenosha County Circuit Court will resume conducting jury trials on Aug. 31, with safety protocols in place, Chief Judge Jason Rossell and Clerk of Circuit Court Rebecca Matoska-Mentink announced today.

Remote, video conferenced hearings will continue t...

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News Flash

Posted on: May 3, 2022

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

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

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County Clerk News
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Chairman Nudo announces 2022-’24 County Board committee assignments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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County Clerk News
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Remodeling to affect access to offices at county Administration Building

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

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

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Chairman announces appointment of Dennis Pierce to 5th District County Board seat

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Kenosha County Board Chairman John O’Day today announced his appointment of Kenosha resident Dennis Pierce to the board’s vacant 5th District seat.

The appointment will go before the full board for a confirmation vote at the start of th...

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

Kenosha County seeking applicants to fill 5th District County Board seat

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The Kenosha County Clerk’s Office is now accepting applications from residents interested in filling the 5th District vacancy on the Kenosha County Board.

This seat became vacant with the recent resignation of Supervisor David Celebre. Eligible a...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Temporary change to elected officials’ office hours at Kenosha County Center

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Effective Tuesday, Oct. 5, the daily hours of the satellite Elected Officials’ Office in the Kenosha County Center will change temporarily.

The new office hours will be 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 

This change from th...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Committee releases two proposed maps for County Board redistricting

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The Kenosha County Redistricting Committee on Aug. 31, 2021, released two alternative preliminary maps of County Board districts redrawn in response to recently received 2020 Census data. 

The redistricting process occurs every 10 years, to ensure...

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County Clerk News
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Chairman announces appointment of Kim Lewis to 23rd District County Board seat

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Kenosha County Board Chairman John O’Day today announced his appointment of Twin Lakes resident Kim Lewis to the board’s vacant 23rd District seat.

The appointment will go before the full board for a confirmation vote at the start of th...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Chairman announces applicants for 23rd District County Board seat

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Kenosha County Board Chairman John O’Day today announced the names of the four individuals who have applied for appointment to the board’s vacant 23rd District seat.

The applicants are Kim Lewis, Mark Starzyk, Tracy Strother and Cathlee...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Kenosha County seeking applicants to fill 23rd District County Board seat

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The Kenosha County Clerk’s Office is now accepting applications from residents interested in filling the 23rd District vacancy on the Kenosha County Board.

This seat became vacant with the recent death of Supervisor Lon Wienke. Eligible applicant...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Kenosha County to administer safe, fair and accurate election

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County leaders and elections officials are administering a safe, fair and accurate election, Kenosha County Clerk Regi Bachochin assured voters on the eve of Tuesday’s election.

In an unprecedented election year, local elections officials would l...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: October 27, 2020

County clerk reminds couples to schedule a ‘virtual’ marriage license application before wedding day

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Kenosha County Clerk Regi Bachochin is urging people getting married this year to make it a priority to schedule an appointment for a “virtual” marriage license application.

The County Clerk’s Office has returned to accepting ...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: July 30, 2020

County clerk: Before saying ‘I do,’ you do need to schedule a marriage license appointment

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Kenosha County Clerk Regi Bachochin is urging people getting married this year to make it a priority to schedule an appointment for a marriage license application.

The County Clerk’s Office reopened for in-person services along with other Kenosha...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Kenosha County Clerk advises of guidelines for voting absentee in Aug. 11 partisan primary election

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In-person absentee voting for the Aug. 11 partisan primary election is now underway at municipal clerks’ offices across Kenosha County, while the window to request an absentee ballot by mail remains open until Aug. 6, County Clerk Regi Bachochin...

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News Flash

Posted on: May 20, 2022

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

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

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

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County Executive News Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Kenosha County Public Works Director Ray Arbet to retire

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

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

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Samantha Kerkman takes oath of office as Kenosha County Executive

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

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

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

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

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

The pact, negotiated ove...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

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

County Executive Jim Kreuser delivers his 2022 State of the County address

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

While looking back, Kreuser also called ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Kenosha County unveils new apps showcasing parks, bicycling amenities

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

The Kenosha County Parks app may be accessed at https://www.kenoshacounty.org/parksapp.&n...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

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

Kenosha County officials receive a large check from Gov. Evers

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

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

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County Executive News Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program 2022 Collection Event is May 7

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today is announcing this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, which will be held on May 7. 

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

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Kenosha County Tree Program now taking orders for spring 2022

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Kenosha County’s annual tree and shrub program is now taking online orders for seedlings to be picked up in spring 2022.

Items may be purchased through an online store that is simple to use and includes full-color images and descriptions of the tree and sh...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Kenosha County celebrates completion of Highway S expansion

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County Executive Jim Kreuser joined other local, county and state officials today in celebrating the completion of the largest county trunk highway project in Kenosha County’s history.

The Highway S expansion project, now substantially complete, ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Kenosha County cuts ribbon on newly rebuilt Highway H in Pleasant Prairie

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and others cut the ribbon today on a recently revamped section of Highway H in Pleasant Prairie.

The nearly-mile-long reconstruction of Highway H (88th Avenue) between 93rd Place and Bain Station Road included the addit...

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate completion of Pike River Phase II Restoration Project

Phase 2 Pike River restoration work in Petrifying Springs Park

The completion of the Pike River Phase II restoration project in Kenosha County’s Petrifying Springs Park will be celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this Friday, Oct. 15, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

Members of the public are invite...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark completion of new amenities at Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park

Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park ribbon cutting invite

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites the community to celebrate the completion of new amenities at Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon Tuesday, Oct. 12.

Attendees are invited to attend and listen to remark...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Kreuser proposes 2022 budget aimed at continuation of Kenosha County’s AAA success

County Executive Jim Kreuser presents his 2022 county budget proposal

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser presented his 2022 budget proposal to the County Board on Tuesday, celebrating the county’s recent upgrade to top-tier AAA bond status while laying a path to continue this success.

The proposed budget for next...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

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

2021 Summer Youth Employment Program participants stand in front of mural

Providing at-risk youth with a productive way to spend their time today, while teaching valuable work skills for the future.

That has been the mission of Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program since its inception in 2009, and this summe...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Kenosha County to host Fall Wheel Ride on Saturday, Sept. 25

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites bike riders of all ability levels to participate in the annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Sept. 25.

“Fall is a beautiful time of the year in Kenosha C...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

County Board confirms Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission appointees

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The Kenosha County Board voted Wednesday, Sept. 15, to confirm the nine individuals appointed to serve on the county's newly formed Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission.

The commission's mission is to realize greater racial and ethnic equi...

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County Executive News Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

10th Annual Oktoberfest celebration returns to Old Settlers Park on Sept. 11

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The 10th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest will be held noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Old Settlers Park, 24100 75th St., in Paddock Lake.

The festivities will include authentic German food and beverages, live music and danc...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Kenosha County Suffrage Celebration rescheduled for Sept. 8

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Kenosha County’s celebration of 101 years of the women’s right to vote, delayed by inclement weather last month, is now rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 8.

The festivities will run from 7 to 9 p.m. on the lawn outside the Anderson Arts ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Picnic in the Park returns to Petrifying Springs Park this Saturday, Aug. 21

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Kenosha County Parks will host its annual Picnic in the Park celebration this Saturday, Aug. 21, at Petrifying Springs Park.

The day will be filled with family-friendly activities including live music, interactive kids' activities, food trucks, fireworks, ...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Kenosha County’s bond rating achieves highest level

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Kenosha County has received a bond rating upgrade to Triple A (AAA), the highest possible, from Standard & Poor's, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

“A Triple A bond rating was a goal for me since I took office in June of...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Kreuser announces appointments to Kenosha County’s new Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today announced the seven applicants he is recommending to serve on the county’s new Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission.

Kreuser interviewed and selected these individuals from a field of 35 individuals who a...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

UPDATED: Kenosha County Suffrage Celebration postponed due to weather

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* UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to inclement weather. It will be rescheduled for a date to be announced.

Kenosha County invites the public to celebrate 101 years of the women’s right to vote at a special event on the evening of Tuesda...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Kenosha Pops Concert Band to feature salute to women’s suffrage

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The Kenosha County Suffrage 100 Committee and the Kenosha Pops Concert Band are collaborating on a celebration of the centennial of the women’s right to vote, to be featured at the band’s Wednesday, July 21 concert.

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Jeffris Family Foundation awards challenge grant to support Ceremonial Courtroom restoration

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The Jeffris Family Foundation will provide a $675,000 challenge grant to help fund the restoration of the Ceremonial Courtroom in the Kenosha County Courthouse, provided additional funds can be raised locally, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today....

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Rainbow Pride flag to fly outside Kenosha County Courthouse throughout month of June

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County Executive Jim Kreuser today ordered that the Rainbow Pride flag will be displayed among the other flags in front of the Kenosha County Courthouse throughout the month of June, LGBTQA+ Pride Month.

“Kenosha County recognizes and honors the ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

2021 Bike-to-Work Weeks begin with June 5 Bike Rodeo

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Kenosha County and the City of Kenosha’s annual Bike-to-Work Weeks will kick off with a Bike Rodeo event for families on Saturday, June 5, County Executive Jim Kreuser and Mayor John Antaramian announced today.

During Bike-to-Work Weeks, June 5-1...

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Posted on: May 22, 2021

Applications, nominations sought for new Kenosha County Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission

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A process is now in place for community members to submit applications or nominations for appointments to the new Kenosha County Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today. 

The commission, created by the Cou...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

County Board approves resolution creating Kenosha County Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission

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The establishment of Kenosha County’s Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission will move forward after the County Board’s approval Tuesday night of a resolution outlining the group’s structure and responsibilities.

As stated in the...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Kenosha County Administration Building to reopen to the public

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The Kenosha County Administration Building will reopen to the public on Monday, May 10, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The facility has been closed to the public since late August, when its front doors and windows were damaged during the ci...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Dr. Rita Ventura honored as 2021 Connie Reyes Award winner

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A driving force behind the Kenosha County Child Advocacy Center since its inception is the recipient of the 2021 Connie Reyes Award for Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.

Dr. Rita Ventura received the honors during a celebration held virtual...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Kreuser hails county employees’ efforts in 2021 State of the County address

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser delivered his 2021 State of the County Address to the County Board Tuesday evening, highlighting the remarkable work of the county’s staff amid the challenges of the past year.

“Even after a year-plu...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program 2021 Collection Event is May 1

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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 1. 

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

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Kenosha County golf courses to open for 2021 season

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Kenosha County’s Brighton Dale Links and Petrifying Springs Golf Course will open for play, weather permitting, on Friday, March 19, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

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Posted on: March 7, 2021

County Executive Kreuser to retire at end of current term

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser issued the following statement on Sunday, March 7, 2021:

“For nearly 35 years, it has been my honor to work in service to our community. My career began in Kenosha County government, led me to represent this area in the...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Kenosha County Tree Program now taking orders for spring 2021

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Kenosha County’s annual tree and shrub program is now taking online orders for seedlings to be picked up in spring 2021.

Items may be purchased through an online store that is simple to use and includes full-color images and descriptions of the tree and sh...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Kreuser budget plan lays groundwork for positive change, brighter future for Kenosha County

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser presented his 2021 budget proposal to the County Board on Tuesday, emphasizing the positive change to come after what has been a difficult year for the community. 

Included in the proposal are measures to promo...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Kenosha County debuts new online data portal and updated mapping applications

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Kenosha County is pleased to announce a new data portal and updated mapping applications now available at: https://dataportal.kenoshacounty.org or by clicking the “Maps” link on the Kenosha County homepage, at https://www.kenoshacounty.org.

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Posted on: September 19, 2020

Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program celebrates another successful season

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Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program marked another successful year in 2020, providing work skills and life lessons to nearly 90 at-risk youth in the community.

The program, which recently wrapped up its 12th season, aims to teach the...

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Posted on: September 5, 2020

POW/MIA chair dedication to be held Sept. 18 at Kenosha County Center

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As National Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day approaches, a new memorial in the Kenosha County Center in Bristol will be dedicated later this month.

A POW/MIA Honor Chair will be located in the commons area at the County Center, located at...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Kreuser: Body cameras for Sheriff’s Department will be funded in 2021

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today affirmed his commitment to funding body camera equipment for the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.

Kreuser said funding for body cameras will be included in the budget that he will present to the Coun...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Statement by Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser at Aug. 28 news conference

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser made the following comments at today’s news conference on the unrest in the community:

“On behalf of County Board Chairman John O’Day, I am grateful to be here today after the second straig...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

County executive, mayor call for additional National Guard troops after another night of unrest

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and Mayor John Antaramian today received a commitment from Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin National Guard that many more troops will be arriving in Kenosha beginning this evening.

Kreuser and Antaramian requested addi...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Statement by Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser on officer-involved shooting, unrest in community

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today released the following statement regarding the Aug. 23, 2020, officer-involved shooting and the subsequent unrest in the community:

"The events that unfolded in our community over the last 24 hours are nothin...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

City of Kenosha Complete Count Committee to hold 2020 Census events Aug. 24-28

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The City of Kenosha Complete Count Committee has organized a series of events during Kenosha Be Counted Week, Aug. 23-29, to help residents complete their 2020 Census forms. 

Internet access and assistance from census staff will be available at di...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Statement from the Kenosha County Office of the Corporation Counsel regarding mask mandates

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July 16, 2020, statement from the Kenosha County Office of the Corporation Counsel regarding a mask mandate:

In the wake of similar actions in Dane County and the City of Milwaukee, some individuals have asked whether Kenosha County would consider adopting...

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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: 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 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 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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Posted on: November 17, 2021

COVID-19 testing now available at Kenosha Unified headquarters

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No out-of-pocket cost COVID-19 testing is now available weekdays at a kiosk located in the north parking lot of the Kenosha Unified School District’s Educational Support Center, 3600 52nd St., Kenosha.

Testing hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Fr...

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

New COVID-19 testing hours in effect at Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue station

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The Wisconsin National Guard’s COVID-19 testing schedule at Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue Station No. 1 in Trevor is changing effective this week.

Testing will now be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays through Dec. 14.

Hours held previously...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health to offer children's COVID-19 vaccination clinics

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With the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine now approved for use in kids ages 5-11, Kenosha County Public Health will host a series of children’s vaccination clinics beginning Thursday, Nov. 11.

Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said these clinics are av...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

COVID-19 testing available at Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue station

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The Wisconsin National Guard will offer free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing four days per week through Dec. 14 at the Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue Station No. 1 in Trevor, Kenosha County Public Health announced today.

Testing hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesd...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health to offer COVID-19 booster clinic Friday, Oct. 8

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Kenosha County Public Health will host a COVID-19 booster dose clinic from 9 a.m. to noon this Friday, Oct. 8, at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road.

This clinic is intended to serve eligible individuals who do not otherwise have access to a...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Additional COVID-19 testing opportunities available in Kenosha County

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The Wisconsin National Guard will offer free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing this Thursday and Friday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, at the Kenosha County Fairgrounds in Wilmot.

Testing hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. 

No appointments are needed, althoug...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Drought-related assistance available to Kenosha County farmers

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Kenosha County is one of three Wisconsin counties included in a natural disaster declaration related to the recent drought. The others are Racine and Walworth counties.

As such, Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricu...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health to continue offering COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment only

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Kenosha County Public Health’s COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinics are ending after this week, but this service will remain available — by appointment only — at two locations.

The final, no-appointment-needed clinic will be held...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health issues recommendations on mask wearing

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In light of the recent change in CDC guidance and the upcoming May 27 expiration of the City of Kenosha’s mask requirement, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit today issued a series of recommendations on the wearing of face coverings....

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinics now open to people age 12 and up

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Kenosha County Public Health’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinics are now able to serve clients ages 12 and up, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

This expansion of eligibility follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Clinic clients may now choose COVID-19 vaccine variety; large clinics to end later this month

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Kenosha County Public Health’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinics are now able to offer clients the opportunity to choose which of the three vaccine varieties they wish to receive, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

This comes as the coun...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination clinic to accept walk-in clients April 21, 22 and 24

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Kenosha County Public Health will be able to serve walk-in clients at COVID-19 community vaccination clinics this Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, April 21, 22 and 24, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

This opportunity is open to anyone age...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Walk-ins to be served at COVID-19 vaccination clinics April 17 and 21 in Paddock Lake

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Kenosha County Public Health will be able to serve walk-in clients as long as doses remain available at the COVID-19 community vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, April 17, at Westosha Central High School, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freihe...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Kenosha County to hold COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Central High School

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Kenosha County Public Health, in partnership with Westosha Central High School, will hold a COVID-19 community vaccination clinic at the school from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 17.

This clinic is open to people who live, work or study in Kenosha Count...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Kenosha County Kickstart addendum offers advisory COVID-19 guidance for events

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A newly released addendum to last year’s Kenosha County Kickstart plan provides advisory guidance for event organizers with the intention of limiting the spread of COVID-19 as the pandemic continues, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freihei...

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Posted on: March 27, 2021

Holiday to affect COVID-19 vaccination clinic schedule

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The Kenosha County Public Health COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic will not be in operation on Friday, April 2, due to the Good Friday holiday.

People who become eligible for their second dose that day will be invited to make appointments beginning Ap...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Eligible Kenosha County residents urged to contact call center for COVID-19 vaccine appointments

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Kenosha County residents who are currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to contact the county vaccination call center to schedule an appointment for next week, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said today.

“We want to tak...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination clinic now operational in former Shopko building

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As of Wednesday, March 10, Kenosha County Public Health’s expanded-capacity COVID-19 community vaccination clinic is now operational in the former Shopko building at 5300 52nd St. in Kenosha.

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Kenosha County to open expanded COVID-19 vaccine clinic in former Shopko building

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Kenosha County Public Health’s COVID-19 vaccine clinics are moving from the Job Center to a larger venue beginning next week.

Starting Wednesday, March 10, clinics will be held in the former Shopko building at 5300 52nd St. in Kenosha.

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

First case of U.K. variant of COVID-19 detected in Kenosha County

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Lab results received over the weekend confirmed that B.1.1.7, known as the U.K. variant of COVID-19, has made its first known appearance in Kenosha County, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today. 

The individual tested posi...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Kenosha County's 65+ vaccination rate hits 50 percent milestone

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As of Wednesday, 50 percent of Kenosha County’s 65-and-over population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced.

Kenosha County reached this milestone in just three weeks since the State of...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Kenosha County launches COVID-19 vaccine call center

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A call center is now available for people who do not have access to schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments online, the Kenosha County Division of Health announced today.

Those unable to access the links to providers on the county’s COVID-19 Response Hu...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Kenosha County COVID-19 website now lists links to vaccine providers

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A list of local providers of the COVID-19 vaccine is now included on the Kenosha County COVID-19 Response Hub Website, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

The list, to be updated frequently, includes names and locations of provi...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Kenosha County to announce COVID-19 vaccine info as soon as it becomes available

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With the State of Wisconsin’s announcement Tuesday that all adults 65 and over will be eligible to begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine next week, the Kenosha County Division of Health looks forward to announcing more information about the local...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Tier 1a, 1b individuals may now sign up to receive COVID-19 vaccination info

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Individuals and organizations that fall within Tiers 1a and 1b of the COVID-19 vaccination schedule are now urged to fill out an online form to help link them with a local vaccine provider, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said today.

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Posted on: January 2, 2021

KCHC moves COVID-19 testing site; Modern Apothecary testing continues

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Two changes to the COVID-19 testing landscape in Kenosha County took effect recently.

The Kenosha Community Health Center moved its drive-thru testing facility from Gateway Technical College to the former Chase Bank drive-thru at 5506 Seventh Ave. in downt...

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health receives, distributes initial supply of COVID-19 vaccine

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is now helping to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to frontline health care personnel, with an initial emphasis on emergency medical services workers, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said today.

Freiheit said Kenosha Count...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Medical examiner calls on community to stay home during the holidays

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Citing a marked uptick in case volume in her office in recent months, Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall is strongly urging people to stay home and avoid gatherings this holiday season as COVID-19 continues to claim lives.

“The numbers ...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

County collaborating with partners on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is working actively with the Kenosha County Emergency Operations Center, health care providers and other partners to coordinate local distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Local health officials are following up on a p...

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Posted on: December 12, 2020

Dec. 12, 2020, COVID-19 Q&A

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In response to community questions about COVID-19 quarantine protocols and testing processes, the Kenosha County Division of Health is providing the following Q&A reference for the community.

Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit reminds the c...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Friday COVID-19 testing site moving to Salem Lakes Fire Station 1 in Trevor

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The Wisconsin National Guard’s weekly COVID-19 testing site in western Kenosha County is moving to a new location effective this Friday, Dec. 11.

Testing will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue Station No. 1, 11252 254th...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Kenosha Fire Department to offer free COVID-19 testing Wednesdays, Fridays at old Fire Station 3

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The Kenosha Fire Department will be offering FREE COVID-19 testing on Wednesdays and Fridays through the end of the year beginning this Friday, Nov. 20, the department announced today.

Anyone who lives or works in Wisconsin, ages 5 and above, can be tested...

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Posted on: November 14, 2020

Community leaders call on community to follow COVID-19 safety recommendations

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With cases of COVID-19 rising sharply in Kenosha County, local government and health leaders are imploring the community follow some fundamental health and safety recommendations.

As of Friday, Kenosha County had some 7,200 cumulative, confirmed cases of t...

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

Modern Apothecary moves COVID-19 testing site to old Fire Station 3

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In a new, public-private partnership, Modern Apothecary this week moved its COVID-19 testing site to the former Kenosha Fire Station No. 3, 2121 Roosevelt Road. 

A locally owned, independent pharmacy, Modern Apothecary last month began offering fr...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Health officer recommends move to virtual school between Nov. 23 and Jan. 4

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Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit is strongly recommending that all schools within the county — K-12, colleges and universities — switch to virtual instruction only between Nov. 23 and Jan. 4.

In announcing this recommendat...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

National Guard COVID-19 testing times to change

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The hours for COVID-19 testing that the Wisconsin National Guard is providing in Kenosha County will shift slightly, due to the impending end of Daylight Saving Time on Saturday night.

Beginning this Friday, Oct. 30, testing will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

State computer upgrade to affect COVID-19 reporting temporarily

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A planned upgrade to a state computer system will cause an outage affecting COVID-19 reporting this weekend, the Kenosha County Division of Health announced today.

The Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS) will undergo several enhancemen...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Modern Apothecary to offer free COVID-19 testing Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays on Simmons Island

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A new, drive-thru COVID-19 testing opportunity is coming to Kenosha County beginning this Thursday, Oct. 15.

Locally owned, independent pharmacy Modern Apothecary will offer testing each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday through at least Nov. 15 in the parkin...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Process underway to pursue SBA disaster declaration for damages due to unrest

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The Kenosha County Division of Emergency Management, in conjunction with the City of Kenosha officials, is reaching out to residents regarding a potential opportunity for an SBA (Small Business Administration) Declaration for damages due to the recent Ken...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Kenosha County food pantry needs as of Oct. 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 periodically publishing a list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension K...

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Posted on: October 10, 2020

Free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing to be offered in Kenosha County each Monday, Friday

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The Kenosha County Division of Health, in partnership with the Wisconsin National Guard, will offer free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing twice weekly throughout this fall.

Testing will be available each Monday, Oct. 12 through Dec. 7, at the Kenosha County Jo...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Kenosha County food pantry needs as of Sept. 25

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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 periodically publishing a list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension K...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Kenosha County food pantry needs as of Aug. 28

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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: August 19, 2020

UW-Parkside staff member tests positive for COVID-19

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A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, the Kenosha County Division of Health and UW-Parkside announced jointly today.

One staff member tested positive and is presently in isolation, per Wisconsin Department of Health ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2020

National Guard to conduct COVID-19 testing Aug. 3-5 at Brass Community School

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Free, drive-thru or walk-thru COVID-19 testing for the public will be offered Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 3-5 at Brass Community School in Kenosha.

This is the latest round of local testing by the Wisconsin National Guard, and the last one scheduled for...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of July 31

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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: July 20, 2020

Division of Health stresses importance of quarantining while waiting for COVID-19 test results

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In light of a recent increase in COVID-19 testing locally, the Kenosha County Division of Health is reminding those who have been tested to self-quarantine until they receive their results.

A total of 1,992 people were tested Thursday through Saturday at a...

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Posted on: July 18, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of July 18

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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: 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Kenosha County golf courses to open for 2021 season

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Kenosha County’s Brighton Dale Links and Petrifying Springs Golf Course will open for play, weather permitting, on Friday, March 19, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

“It’s seemed like a long winter, but spring is here and golf season is back,”...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Additional COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinics scheduled

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

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

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Two Kenosha businesses to host COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinics this week

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Two Kenosha businesses will host COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinics this week, with $25 Visa gift card incentives offered to all who get vaccinated. 

The first clinic will be offered from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Bellissima’s Bou...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

COVID-19 vaccination clinic coming to Second Baptist Church this Sunday, Feb. 20

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A free, open-to-the-public COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic is returning to Second Baptist Church, 3925 32nd Ave., from noon to 1 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 20.

Those who receive a dose of the vaccine will receive a $25 Visa gift card (while supplies last).

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

COVID-19 vaccination clinic open to public Sunday, Feb. 13, at St. Mark Church

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A free, pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be available to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 13, at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Kenosha. 

The clinic will be held in the church gymnasium, located at the c...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

UPDATED: COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinics scheduled for Feb. 6, 8, 9

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COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinics will be held at three City of Kenosha locations over the upcoming week, with $25 Visa gift cards offered to those who receive a vaccine dose, Kenosha County Public Health and other partners announced today.

The clinics w...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Kenosha County Public Health modifies COVID-19 disease investigation procedures

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In response to evolving needs and priorities in the ongoing COVID-19 response, Kenosha County Public Health has updated its disease investigation procedures, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

Public health staff will no longer attempt to con...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Kenosha County to make N95 masks available to residents

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Kenosha County has received a supply of 440,000 N95 masks that will be distributed to residents in the coming days, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today. No ID or residency is required.

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics scheduled throughout January

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Kenosha County Public Health, the Health Equity Task Force and other partners are collaborating on a series of mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics this month.

All three clinics will offer Visa gift card incentives to those who receive a first, second or bo...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Kenosha County Public Health providing free radon test kits throughout January

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

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

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

Health officer's statement on state advisory on Omicron variant

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Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit today released this statement, following the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ Dec. 20, 2021, advisory on the Omicron variant of COVID-19:

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination clinic open to public Dec. 12 at Second Baptist Church

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A free, pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be available to the public from noon to 1 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 12, at Second Baptist Church, 3925 32nd Ave., Kenosha.

This clinic is being conducted in a partnership between Kenosha County Public Health, th...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Joint statement on COVID-19 hospitalizations in Kenosha County

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With COVID-19 cases reaching their highest rates in nearly a year and hospitalizations on the rise, Kenosha County Public Health and the two hospital systems serving the community are urging the public to take precautions to prevent further spread of the ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Amid local and national spikes in overdose deaths, life-saving resources remain available

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Drug overdose deaths in Kenosha County increased by 57 percent during a recent 12-month period compared with the year prior, far surpassing a disturbing national trend, leaders of the Kenosha County Opioid Task Force announced today.

During the 12-month sp...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

COVID-19 testing now available at Kenosha Unified headquarters

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No out-of-pocket cost COVID-19 testing is now available weekdays at a kiosk located in the north parking lot of the Kenosha Unified School District’s Educational Support Center, 3600 52nd St., Kenosha.

Testing hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Pati...

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

New COVID-19 testing hours in effect at Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue station

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The Wisconsin National Guard’s COVID-19 testing schedule at Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue Station No. 1 in Trevor is changing effective this week.

Testing will now be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays through Dec. 14.

Hours held previously...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health to offer children's COVID-19 vaccination clinics

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With the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine now approved for use in kids ages 5-11, Kenosha County Public Health will host a series of children’s vaccination clinics beginning Thursday, Nov. 11.

Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said these clinics are av...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

COVID-19 testing available at Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue station

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The Wisconsin National Guard will offer free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing four days per week through Dec. 14 at the Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue Station No. 1 in Trevor, Kenosha County Public Health announced today.

Testing hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesd...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Block-by-block COVID-19 vaccination missions continue

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Kenosha County Public Health and the Health Equity Task Force will hold two block-by-block COVID-19 vaccination missions in the Lincoln Park neighborhood this week.

As in previous weeks, public health staff and community volunteers will be walking the area...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health neighborhood vaccination effort continues

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Brandon Morris says understanding a healthy Kenosha County from a grassroots level is what will lead us to a healthier community overall.

That’s the objective of an on-foot, mobile mission that Kenosha County Public Health is conducting throughou...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health to offer COVID-19 booster clinic Friday, Oct. 8

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Kenosha County Public Health will host a COVID-19 booster dose clinic from 9 a.m. to noon this Friday, Oct. 8, at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road.

This clinic is intended to serve eligible individuals who do not otherwise have access to a...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Additional COVID-19 testing opportunities available in Kenosha County

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The Wisconsin National Guard will offer free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing this Thursday and Friday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, at the Kenosha County Fairgrounds in Wilmot.

Testing hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. 

No appointments are needed, althoug...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health conducting neighborhood mobile missions

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Kenosha County Public Health has entered the next phase of its ongoing effort to promote COVID-19 vaccination, conducting mobile missions on foot in strategically selected neighborhoods. 

The next such effort will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. th...

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

State of Wisconsin, Grace Welcome Center extend COVID-19 vaccination incentives

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The State of Wisconsin recently extended its $100 COVID-19 vaccination incentive to residents who receive their first dose of the vaccine between Aug. 20 and Sept. 19.

With that, a local organization is also continuing its additional $20 cash incentive to ...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health answers frequently asked questions on COVID-19

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In response to recent community questions about COVID-19 — particularly, the Delta variant and vaccine developments — Kenosha County Public Health is providing this Q&A reference for the public.

Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit reminds th...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

$120 available to those who utilize COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Grace Lutheran Church

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People who receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up clinic this Thursday, Sept. 2, will be eligible to receive incentives totaling $120, organizers announced today.

The clinic will be held from 8 to 9:15 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 2...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health recommends universal masking in schools, institutions of higher ed

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As school boards meet and prepare for the 2021-22 school year, Kenosha County Public Health is recommending the implementation of universal masking requirements for teachers, staff, students and visitors in all education systems, regardless of COVID-19 va...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Mahone Fund, Kenosha County Public Health partner to offer COVID-19 vaccinations at upcoming events

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COVID-19 vaccinations will be available at this summer’s Lincoln Park Live Music Series performances and at the Aug. 21 HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival, event organizers announced today. 

These vaccination stations will be provided by...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Kenosha County to offer Human Services on the Go, a mobile unit targeted to specific neighborhoods

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The Kenosha County Division of Aging, Disability and Behavioral Health Services, in partnership with other agencies, will offer a mobile human services unit that will travel through targeted areas throughout the summer beginning the week of June 21.

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health to continue offering COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment only

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Kenosha County Public Health’s COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinics are ending after this week, but this service will remain available — by appointment only — at two locations.

The final, no-appointment-needed clinic will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. this Friday,...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health issues recommendations on mask wearing

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In light of the recent change in CDC guidance and the upcoming May 27 expiration of the City of Kenosha’s mask requirement, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit today issued a series of recommendations on the wearing of face coverings....

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinics now open to people age 12 and up

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Kenosha County Public Health’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinics are now able to serve clients ages 12 and up, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

This expansion of eligibility follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s acti...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Clinic clients may now choose COVID-19 vaccine variety; large clinics to end later this month

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Kenosha County Public Health’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinics are now able to offer clients the opportunity to choose which of the three vaccine varieties they wish to receive, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

This comes as the coun...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination clinic to accept walk-in clients April 21, 22 and 24

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Kenosha County Public Health will be able to serve walk-in clients at COVID-19 community vaccination clinics this Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, April 21, 22 and 24, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Walk-ins to be served at COVID-19 vaccination clinics April 17 and 21 in Paddock Lake

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Kenosha County Public Health will be able to serve walk-in clients as long as doses remain available at the COVID-19 community vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, April 17, at Westosha Central High School, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freihe...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Kenosha County to hold COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Central High School

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Kenosha County Public Health, in partnership with Westosha Central High School, will hold a COVID-19 community vaccination clinic at the school from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 17.

This clinic is open to people who live, work or study in Kenosha Count...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Kenosha County Kickstart addendum offers advisory COVID-19 guidance for events

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A newly released addendum to last year’s Kenosha County Kickstart plan provides advisory guidance for event organizers with the intention of limiting the spread of COVID-19 as the pandemic continues, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announce...

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Posted on: March 27, 2021

Holiday to affect COVID-19 vaccination clinic schedule

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The Kenosha County Public Health COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic will not be in operation on Friday, April 2, due to the Good Friday holiday.

People who become eligible for their second dose that day will be invited to make appointments beginning Apr...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Kenosha County, Grace Welcome Center partnering in COVID-19 vaccine outreach effort

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Kenosha County Public Health and the Grace Welcome Center are working together on a neighborhood outreach effort to provide greater access to the COVID-19 vaccine for underserved populations.

Public Health employees and volunteers earlier this week staged ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Eligible Kenosha County residents urged to contact call center for COVID-19 vaccine appointments

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Kenosha County residents who are currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to contact the county vaccination call center to schedule an appointment for next week, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said today.

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination clinic now operational in former Shopko building

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As of Wednesday, March 10, Kenosha County Public Health’s expanded-capacity COVID-19 community vaccination clinic is now operational in the former Shopko building at 5300 52nd St. in Kenosha.

The former clinic site in the Kenosha County Job Center is no lo...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Kenosha County to open expanded COVID-19 vaccine clinic in former Shopko building

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Kenosha County Public Health’s COVID-19 vaccine clinics are moving from the Job Center to a larger venue beginning next week.

Starting Wednesday, March 10, clinics will be held in the former Shopko building at 5300 52nd St. in Kenosha.

The new facility will...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

First case of U.K. variant of COVID-19 detected in Kenosha County

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Lab results received over the weekend confirmed that B.1.1.7, known as the U.K. variant of COVID-19, has made its first known appearance in Kenosha County, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today. 

The individual tested posi...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Kenosha County announces new brand, logo, vision and mission for public health services

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is rebranding itself as Kenosha County Public Health, debuting a new logo, mission and vision, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

Freiheit said the name “Kenosha County Public Health” ...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Kenosha County's 65+ vaccination rate hits 50 percent milestone

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As of Wednesday, 50 percent of Kenosha County’s 65-and-over population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced.

Kenosha County reached this milestone in just three weeks since the State of Wisconsin...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Kenosha County launches COVID-19 vaccine call center

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A call center is now available for people who do not have access to schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments online, the Kenosha County Division of Health announced today.

Those unable to access the links to providers on the county’s COVID-19 Response Hu...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Kenosha County COVID-19 website now lists links to vaccine providers

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A list of local providers of the COVID-19 vaccine is now included on the Kenosha County COVID-19 Response Hub Website, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

The list, to be updated frequently, includes names and locations of provi...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Kenosha County to announce COVID-19 vaccine info as soon as it becomes available

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With the State of Wisconsin’s announcement Tuesday that all adults 65 and over will be eligible to begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine next week, the Kenosha County Division of Health looks forward to announcing more information about the local distribut...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Tier 1a, 1b individuals may now sign up to receive COVID-19 vaccination info

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Individuals and organizations that fall within Tiers 1a and 1b of the COVID-19 vaccination schedule are now urged to fill out an online form to help link them with a local vaccine provider, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said today.

Tier 1a...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

County offering free flu shots via donation from Kenosha Fire Department

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is offering free flu vaccinations to the public — while supplies last — courtesy of a donation from the Kenosha Fire Department.

Late last month, the department turned over more than 120 unneeded do...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health providing free radon test kits in trade for food donations

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is offering free radon test kits throughout January — Radon Action Month — to anyone who donates a nonperishable food item.

There is a limit of two kits per person. All food donations will go to loc...

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Posted on: January 2, 2021

KCHC moves COVID-19 testing site; Modern Apothecary testing continues

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Two changes to the COVID-19 testing landscape in Kenosha County took effect recently.

The Kenosha Community Health Center moved its drive-thru testing facility from Gateway Technical College to the former Chase Bank drive-thru at 5506 Seventh Ave. in downt...

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health receives, distributes initial supply of COVID-19 vaccine

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is now helping to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to frontline health care personnel, with an initial emphasis on emergency medical services workers, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said today.

Freiheit said Kenosha Count...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

County collaborating with partners on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is working actively with the Kenosha County Emergency Operations Center, health care providers and other partners to coordinate local distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Local health officials are following up on a p...

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Posted on: December 12, 2020

Dec. 12, 2020, COVID-19 Q&A

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In response to community questions about COVID-19 quarantine protocols and testing processes, the Kenosha County Division of Health is providing the following Q&A reference for the community.

Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit reminds the c...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Friday COVID-19 testing site moving to Salem Lakes Fire Station 1 in Trevor

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The Wisconsin National Guard’s weekly COVID-19 testing site in western Kenosha County is moving to a new location effective this Friday, Dec. 11.

Testing will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue Station No. 1, 11252 254th Court, Tr...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Kenosha County backs shorter quarantine for some COVID-19 close contacts

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The Kenosha County Division of Health will support a new, shortened 10-day quarantine time for symptom-free individuals who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said today.

Last week, the Centers for Dis...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Kenosha Fire Department to offer free COVID-19 testing Wednesdays, Fridays at old Fire Station 3

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The Kenosha Fire Department will be offering FREE COVID-19 testing on Wednesdays and Fridays through the end of the year beginning this Friday, Nov. 20, the department announced today.

Anyone who lives or works in Wisconsin, ages 5 and above, can be tested...

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Posted on: November 14, 2020

Community leaders call on community to follow COVID-19 safety recommendations

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With cases of COVID-19 rising sharply in Kenosha County, local government and health leaders are imploring the community follow some fundamental health and safety recommendations.

As of Friday, Kenosha County had some 7,200 cumulative, confirmed cases of t...

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

Modern Apothecary moves COVID-19 testing site to old Fire Station 3

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In a new, public-private partnership, Modern Apothecary this week moved its COVID-19 testing site to the former Kenosha Fire Station No. 3, 2121 Roosevelt Road. 

A locally owned, independent pharmacy, Modern Apothecary last month began offering fr...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Health officer recommends move to virtual school between Nov. 23 and Jan. 4

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Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit is strongly recommending that all schools within the county — K-12, colleges and universities — switch to virtual instruction only between Nov. 23 and Jan. 4.

In announcing this recommendation today, Freiheit ...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

National Guard COVID-19 testing times to change

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The hours for COVID-19 testing that the Wisconsin National Guard is providing in Kenosha County will shift slightly, due to the impending end of Daylight Saving Time on Saturday night.

Beginning this Friday, Oct. 30, testing will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

State computer upgrade to affect COVID-19 reporting temporarily

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A planned upgrade to a state computer system will cause an outage affecting COVID-19 reporting this weekend, the Kenosha County Division of Health announced today.

The Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS) will undergo several enhancemen...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Modern Apothecary to offer free COVID-19 testing Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays on Simmons Island

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A new, drive-thru COVID-19 testing opportunity is coming to Kenosha County beginning this Thursday, Oct. 15.

Locally owned, independent pharmacy Modern Apothecary will offer testing each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday through at least Nov. 15 in the parkin...

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Posted on: October 10, 2020

Free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing to be offered in Kenosha County each Monday, Friday

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The Kenosha County Division of Health, in partnership with the Wisconsin National Guard, will offer free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing twice weekly throughout this fall.

Testing will be available each Monday, Oct. 12 through Dec. 7, at the Kenosha County Jo...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health urges compliance with governor’s emergency order

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is strongly urging individuals and businesses to comply with the statewide public health emergency order that takes effect Thursday, Oct. 8, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said today.

The order by Gov. Tony Evers limi...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

UW-Parkside staff member tests positive for COVID-19

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A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, the Kenosha County Division of Health and UW-Parkside announced jointly today.

One staff member tested positive and is presently in isolation, per Wisconsin Department of Health ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2020

National Guard to conduct COVID-19 testing Aug. 3-5 at Brass Community School

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Free, drive-thru or walk-thru COVID-19 testing for the public will be offered Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 3-5 at Brass Community School in Kenosha.

This is the latest round of local testing by the Wisconsin National Guard, and the last one scheduled for...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Kenosha County Opioid Task Force statement on dangerous narcotics

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The Kenosha County Opioid Task Force today released the following statement on what appears to be a more-dangerous-than-usual, potentially deadly supply of illicit drugs in our community:

“The Kenosha County Opioid Task Force has recently become ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Division of Health stresses importance of quarantining while waiting for COVID-19 test results

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In light of a recent increase in COVID-19 testing locally, the Kenosha County Division of Health is reminding those who have been tested to self-quarantine until they receive their results.

A total of 1,992 people were tested Thursday through Saturday at a...

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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 13, 2022

Punch list work being performed on Highway S

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

This work will involve periodic, tempora...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

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

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

The closure is to accom...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

UPDATED: Portion of Highway MB to close for bridge repairs

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

Drivers are ur...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Highway ML bridge rehabilitation to begin April 25

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

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Portion of Highway B to be closed April 21

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

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

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

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

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

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

A poste...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Portion of Highway L to close for overnight water main work

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

The worksite is...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Highway WG bridge pile-driving operations to begin March 21

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

Businesses and residents should be aw...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

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

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

This includes the section between highways K and B.

The closures are to accommodat...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

Emergency railroad repair work to close Highway W near 45th St.

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Emergency railroad repair work will close Highway W (328th Avenue) at the Canadian National crossing just south of 45th Street in the Town of Wheatland for much of the week of Feb. 21.

The crossing is scheduled to close at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, and is e...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Bridge reconstruction to close portion of Highway WG through mid-summer

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Reconstruction of the Kenosha County Highway WG (128th Street) bridge over the Dutch Gap Canal in the Village of Bristol will close the roadway beginning the week of Feb. 21 and continuing through mid-summer.

The closure will include the portion of Highway...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Portion of Highway A to close Feb. 14 for culvert replacement

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Kenosha County Highway A (Seventh Street) in the Village of Somers will be closed in the 3900 block for approximately five days beginning Monday, Feb. 14.

This is to accommodate a culvert replacement. The road will be impassible at the worksite.

A detour wi...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Portions of Highway K to close beginning Feb. 14 for culvert replacements

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Portions of Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) will be closed for approximately five days beginning Monday, Feb. 14, for two culvert replacements.

The first replacement location is just west of Highway EW; the second is just east of 239th Avenue, and w...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

Portion of Highway K to close Feb. 7 for culvert repair

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) is scheduled to be closed for approximately five days beginning Monday, Feb. 7, for a culvert replacement.

The closure location is approximately one mile west of Highway 45, in the 21600 block of Highway ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Section of Highway N to be designated as Class B highway

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The portion of Kenosha County Trunk Highway N (38th Street) between Highway 45 (200th Avenue) and 128th Avenue in the Town of Paris is being reclassified as a Class B highway effective the week of Feb. 7, 2022.

Under Wisconsin Statute 348.16, the Class B d...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

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

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With snow cover finally here — and here to stay for the foreseeable future — the Kenosha County Division of Highways is reminding people not to deposit snow and ice from driveways onto roadways and highway shoulders.

Doing so is both da...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Rail crossing repair to close portion of Highway H on Dec. 7

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Kenosha County Highway H (88th Avenue) is scheduled to be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the railroad spur crossing about 1,000 feet south of 95th Street in the Village of Pleasant Prairie.

This one-day closure is to allow for a private firm to conduct repa...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Dec. 1 public meeting to focus on proposed roundabout at highways A, Y

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The public is invited to a Dec. 1 public involvement meeting to discuss proposed improvements at the intersection of Kenosha County highways A (Seventh Street) and Y (22nd Avenue) in the Village of Somers.

This meeting will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Portion of Highway L to be closed Nov. 9 for pavement repair

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway L (18th Street) in the Village of Somers will be closed from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, for an emergency pavement repair.

This closure will allow for the repair of asphalt at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing th...

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Periodic lane closures on Highway K to continue into spring 2022

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Occasional lane closures will occur on Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) between 94th Court and the Indian Trail High School entrance over the next several months, to accommodate utility work in anticipation of a Highway K reconstruction project to b...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Kenosha County celebrates completion of Highway S expansion

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County Executive Jim Kreuser joined other local, county and state officials today in celebrating the completion of the largest county trunk highway project in Kenosha County’s history.

The Highway S expansion project, now substantially complete, involved t...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Portion of Highway H to be closed Wednesday, Nov. 3, for Somers utility project

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As part of an ongoing utility project in the Village of Somers, County Trunk Highway H will be closed for part of the day Wednesday, Nov. 3.

A contractor working for the village will be installing a sanitary sewer line beneath Highway H (88th Avenue) in ap...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Kenosha County cuts ribbon on newly rebuilt Highway H in Pleasant Prairie

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and others cut the ribbon today on a recently revamped section of Highway H in Pleasant Prairie.

The nearly-mile-long reconstruction of Highway H (88th Avenue) between 93rd Place and Bain Station Road included the addit...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Highway EM in Twin Lakes to be closed Oct. 11 for sewer repair

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Kenosha County Highway EM (South Lake Avenue) in the Village of Twin Lakes will be closed at Lakeview Avenue on Monday, Oct. 11.

The village requested this closure to accommodate sewer repair work.

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

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Highway Q/U intersection work to begin

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Reconstruction of the intersection of Kenosha County highways Q and U in the Village of Bristol is set to begin the week of Oct. 4, 2021.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 4, and continuing through late fall, Highway U (136th Avenue) will be closed for a short stretc...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Portion of Highway K to close Sept. 23 for culvert replacement

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Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) is scheduled to be closed between 104th Avenue and 94th Court the night of Thursday, Sept. 23, for a culvert replacement.

The closure is expected to run from roughly 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Drivers are urged to avoid this are...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Highway JB closed at Fox River bridge

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As of Thursday, Sept. 2, Kenosha County Highway JB (31st Street) is closed at the Fox River bridge about a quarter mile east of Highway 83 in the Town of Wheatland for emergency bridge repairs.

The scope of the work is pending based on engineering recommen...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Highway C railroad crossing in Trevor to close for repairs

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The Canadian National Railway crossing on Kenosha County Highway C just east of 258th Court in Trevor will be closed for repairs for roughly one week beginning Monday, Aug. 9.

A posted detour is routing drivers around the closure via Highway JF (260th Aven...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Highway H reconstruction from 93rd Place to Bain Station Road now underway

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Work is now underway on the reconstruction of Kenosha County Highway H (88th Avenue) between 93rd Place and Bain Station Road in the Village of Pleasant Prairie.

 A closure of Highway H to through traffic in this area began Tuesday, July 27, and i...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Virtual public meeting to focus on upcoming Highway H project

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An upcoming reconstruction of Kenosha County Highway H (88th Avenue) between 93rd Place and Bain Station Road in Pleasant Prairie will be the subject of a virtual public involvement meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22.

This project includes the addition...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Highway EM in Twin Lakes to close for culvert replacement

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Kenosha County Highway EM (East Lakeshore Drive) in the Village of Twin Lakes will be closed in approximately the 2000 block for culvert repair work beginning Monday, July 19.

This work will take roughly a week to complete.

A posted detour will route driver...

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Posted on: July 3, 2021

Kenosha County Highway S expansion progress continues

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The largest county trunk highway project in Kenosha County’s history is continuing to make solid progress, county officials said today.

Work on the 3.6-mile expansion of Highway S between Highway 31 and the Interstate 94 East Frontage Road is ongoing, with...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Public meeting to be held on Highway N bridge replacement

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The upcoming replacement of a bridge on Highway N over Center Creek in the Town of Paris will be the subject of a virtual public involvement meeting at 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 14.

Work on this project is scheduled to begin later that week. The work zone is ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

38th Street intersection to reopen; long-term closure on Highway S to resume

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The intersection of Kenosha County Highway S and 38th Street (formerly Highway N) is scheduled to reopen to traffic by 6 a.m. Monday, May 24.

At the same time, a long-term closure of Highway S from that intersection to the Interstate 94 East Frontage Road ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Portion of Highway L to close for sanitary sewer work

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Kenosha County Highway L (18th Street) is scheduled to be closed to through traffic between 39th and 41st avenues beginning Tuesday, May 18, to allow for the installation of a sanitary sewer connection to a subdivision being developed nearby.

This work, to...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Virtual public meeting on Highway H project set for May 19

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This summer, Kenosha County will be reconstructing drainage and pavement improvements along Highway H (88th Avenue) from Highway 165 to the Illinois state line in the Village of Pleasant Prairie.

Construction is expected to occur from mid-June through mid-...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

38th Street intersection with Highway S to close temporarily

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The intersection of Kenosha County Highway S and 38th Street (formerly Highway N) is scheduled to close to traffic for approximately two weeks beginning Monday, May 10.

During this intersection closure, Highway S will reopen to traffic between the Intersta...

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Posted on: April 24, 2021

Kenosha County reminds motorists to drive safely during this road construction season

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

The week of April 26-30, is Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, as designated by federal, state and local transportation agencies.&nbs...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Highway K improvement project scheduled for 2022

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The Kenosha County Department of Public Works, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, is planning improvements to the existing two-lane, rural Highway K (60th Street) roadway from 94th Court to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.

Co...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Highway NN to be closed April 21 for culvert replacement

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway NN (45th Street) in the towns of Brighton and Paris is scheduled to be closed on Wednesday, April 21, for a culvert replacement.

This includes the area between Highway 45 (200th Avenue) and Highway EW (232nd Avenue).

Driv...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Section of Highway D to close for culvert replacements

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway D in the Town of Paris will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, April 6 and 7, for culvert replacements.

The work area includes the stretch of Highway D (176th Avenue) between Highway N (38th Street) and Highway 142 (Burlin...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

State to conduct Highway 50 improvements west of I-94

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Work is set to begin the week of April 5 on a rehabilitation of segments of Highway 50 west of Interstate 94 in Kenosha County. Below is a news release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation:

To invest in Wisconsin's transportation system...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Long-term closure on Highway S to begin April 8

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A long-term closure of Kenosha County Highway S between Highway N (38th Street) and the Interstate 94 East Frontage Road is set to begin Thursday, April 8.

This closure is expected to continue through this fall, as crews work to construct the new Highway S...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Portion of Highway BB to close for gas main installation

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A section of Kenosha County Highway BB (Seventh Street) in the Town of Brighton will be closed for roughly a month beginning Thursday, April 1, as We Energies crews install a natural gas main down the westbound lane of the roadway.

The project area include...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Highway F Local Roads Improvement Project to begin in April

Kenosha County, in cooperation with the Village of Twin Lakes and the Town of Randall, will be improving portions of 89th Street (old Highway F), Karow Road and Pond Road beginning in April.

Dead-end cul-de-sacs will be constructed on each of these roadway...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Intermittent closures scheduled on Highway EM in Twin Lakes

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Intermittent closures are scheduled from March 29 through April 15 on Highway EM (East Lakeshore Drive) between Highway Z (Wilmot Avenue) and State Line Road (128th Street) in the Village of Twin Lakes.

These closures will accommodate a series of culvert r...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Kenosha County Highway S reconstruction work to resume

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Work on the reconstruction and expansion of Kenosha County Highway S is set to resume during the week of March 29, Kenosha County Highway Director Clement Abongwa announced today.

Once completed later this year, Highway S will be a four-lane, divided highw...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Public involvement meeting on Highway Q and U intersection improvements set for Feb. 18

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Proposed improvements to the intersection of Kenosha County highways Q and U in the Village of Bristol will be the subject of a virtual public involvement meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18.

The purpose of the proposed construction project is to addres...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Portion of Highway E closed for culvert replacement

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Kenosha County Highway E (12th Street) is now closed in the 14900 block in the Town of Paris for a culvert replacement.

The road is closed to through traffic at the worksite. A posted detour is routing drivers around the closure via Highway MB (136th Avenu...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Portion of Highway B to close for utility project

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Kenosha County Highway B (288th Avenue) is scheduled to be closed to through traffic in the 900 block beginning Wednesday, Jan. 27, for a We Energies utility project.

Reopening of the road is expected by Friday, Jan. 29. A detour will be posted.

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

UPDATED: Portion of Highway NN to close for culvert replacement

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Kenosha County Highway NN (45th Street) will close in the 21200 block beginning Wednesday, Jan. 27, for a culvert replacement.

This work is expected to be completed by Friday, Jan. 29. 

Kenosha County is hiring a contractor to conduct the work, due...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Public involvement meeting on Highway C and U intersection improvements set for Jan. 21

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Proposed improvements to the intersection of Kenosha County highways C and U in the Village of Bristol will be the subject of a virtual public involvement meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21.

The purpose of the proposed construction project is to addres...

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Section of Highway E to be closed Tuesday, Dec. 1, for emergency culvert replacement

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway E in the Town of Paris will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 1, for an emergency culvert replacement.

The closure includes the stretch of Highway E (12th Street) between 138th Avenue and Highway D (172nd Avenue).

Drivers are encou...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Portion of Highway S to close for railroad crossing work beginning Oct. 27

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Railroad crossing work will cause a roughly 10-day closure of a portion of Kenosha County Highway S beginning Tuesday, Oct. 27.

The stretch of Highway S between Highway 31 (Green Bay Road) and Highway H (88th Avenue) will be closed to through traffic durin...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

UPDATED: Stretch of Highway B to close for culvert replacement

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway B south of Silver Lake is expected to remain closed until approximately Thursday, Oct. 29, for the replacement of a large culvert.

The closure includes the stretch of Highway B (296th Avenue) between Highway F (Silver La...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Intersection of highways 31 and S to close overnight Thursday and Friday

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The intersection of highways 31 and S will be closed overnight this Thursday and Friday nights, Oct. 8 and 9, to accommodate paving work associated with the Kenosha County Highway S expansion project.

These closures are scheduled to be in effect from 9 p.m...

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Posted on: September 19, 2020

Highway MB to close Sept. 21-23 for culvert replacements

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Kenosha County Highway MB (156th Avenue) will be closed between Highway K (60th Street) and 73rd Street on Monday, Sept. 21, through Wednesday, Sept. 23, for three separate culvert replacements.

The road will be closed from roughly 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each da...

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Posted on: September 19, 2020

Overnight closures on Highway S set to begin Tuesday, Sept. 22

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Overnight closures on Kenosha County Highway S are set to begin Tuesday, Sept. 22, continuing for roughly one week.

The closures, to run from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, will include the stretch of Highway S between Highway EA (72nd Avenue) and Highway H (88th...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Long-term closure on Highway KR to begin Sept. 8

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Kenosha County Highway KR will be closed to through traffic between Highway H and Highway 31 beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8.

This long-term closure is to continue through fall 2022, while the Wisconsin Department of Transportation reconstructs and expands the ...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Highway S project update: Temporary through-traffic closure to begin Aug. 25

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As the Kenosha County Highway S expansion project continues, a full closure to through traffic between highways 31 and H is set to begin Tuesday, Aug. 25.

This closure is expected to last for approximately 10 days, as crews construct a box culvert and othe...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Section of Highway D to be closed Aug. 12 for emergency culvert replacement

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway D in the Town of Paris will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 12, for an emergency culvert replacement.

The closure includes the stretch of Highway D (176th Avenue) between Highway N (38th Street) and Highway 142 (Burlington Roa...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Highway H to close just north of Highway 50 for Pleasant Prairie utility work

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway H will be closed for roughly a month beginning Aug. 3, as the Village of Pleasant Prairie installs new water mains in the area in advance of next year’s Highway 50 reconstruction project.

The closure includes t...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Portion of Highway E to close July 23-26 for railroad crossing work

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The Union Pacific Railroad crossing at Highway E, just west of Highway 32, will be closed July 23-26.

This will result in the closure of Highway E (12th Street) between Highway 32 (Sheridan Road) and Highway Y (22nd Avenue). The road will remain open to lo...

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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 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: 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: May 24, 2022

Petrifying Springs Biergarten to celebrate 2022 season opening on Friday, May 27

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The Petrifying Springs Biergarten in Kenosha County’s Petrifying Springs Park will officially reopen for the season with a ceremonial keg tapping this Friday, May 27, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

Kerkman and County Board Supervisor Da...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Memorial Day programs, ceremonies to be held across Kenosha County

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Memorial Day will be observed at various events across Kenosha County over the upcoming holiday weekend. Here is a list of programs, compiled by the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services:

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Kenosha County Courthouse hosts Adoption Day event

Nate Hunter celebrates Adoption Day 2022 with his daughter, Isabelle

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

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

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

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

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

The events, held at five locations ac...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

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

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

The closure is to accom...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Kenosha County Public Works Director Ray Arbet to retire

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

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

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Posted on: April 30, 2022

New Kenosha County Center arboretum showcases tree diversity

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Extension Kenosha County marked Arbor Day on Friday with the debut of a new feature on the Kenosha County Center grounds, aimed at educating the public about the importance of tree diversity and the many species that can survive and thrive in our climate....

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Boundless Adventures in Bristol Woods Park now open for 2022 season

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The Boundless Adventures aerial adventure park within Kenosha County’s Bristol Woods Park is now open with spring schedule hours, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced.

Through June 12, the park will be open for climbing from 3 to 8 p.m. each Friday ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2022

Free Warrior Poet Yoga Series kicks off in May

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Following the success of the free Traveling Yoga Series from last year, yoga teacher Steve Willis will be presenting Warrior Poet Yoga again this year, Kenosha County Parks announced today.

The weekend series beings May 7 and runs from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

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

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

Medical Examiner Patrice Hall said...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Chairman Nudo announces 2022-’24 County Board committee assignments

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

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

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Samantha Kerkman takes oath of office as Kenosha County Executive

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

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

“I’m excited t...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

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

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

The pact, negotiated ove...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

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

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

While looking back, Kreuser also called on the boa...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Kenosha County announces hiring of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator

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Kenosha County has selected a candidate for its new Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator position, Human Resources Director Clara-lin Tappa announced today.

Kelsey Hubeler is expected to begin in the role on April 25, Tappa said.

Hubeler is currently...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Kenosha County unveils new apps showcasing parks, bicycling amenities

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

The Kenosha County Parks app may be accessed at https://www.kenoshacounty.org/parksapp.&n...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Kenosha County seeking seasonal park employees

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Kenosha County Parks are actively recruiting for a host of seasonal job positions, with a $200 hiring bonus being offered to successful applicants, Parks Director Matthew Collins said today.

Available seasonal or part time positions include:

  • Lifeguard (with...
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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Kenosha County treasurer promotes Help for Homeowners

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Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson is encouraging homeowners with financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic to access a new state program that is providing assistance with mortgage payments, property taxes and utility bills.

The Wisconsin Help fo...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Bridge reconstruction to close portion of Highway WG through mid-summer

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Reconstruction of the Kenosha County Highway WG (128th Street) bridge over the Dutch Gap Canal in the Village of Bristol will close the roadway beginning the week of Feb. 21 and continuing through mid-summer.

The closure will include the portion of Highway...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Kenosha County Public Health modifies COVID-19 disease investigation procedures

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In response to evolving needs and priorities in the ongoing COVID-19 response, Kenosha County Public Health has updated its disease investigation procedures, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

Public health staff will no longer attempt to con...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

COVID-19 testing now available at Kenosha Unified headquarters

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No out-of-pocket cost COVID-19 testing is now available weekdays at a kiosk located in the north parking lot of the Kenosha Unified School District’s Educational Support Center, 3600 52nd St., Kenosha.

Testing hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Pati...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

DA's report on the officer-involved shooting of Jacob Blake

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View the district attorney's full report here.

View a slideshow presentation of the district attorney's findings in PDF form here and in video form with audio and video features here.

View use-of-force expert Noble Wray's independent evaluation and report h...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

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

Kenosha County officials receive a large check from Gov. Evers

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

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

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health conducting neighborhood mobile missions

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Kenosha County Public Health has entered the next phase of its ongoing effort to promote COVID-19 vaccination, conducting mobile missions on foot in strategically selected neighborhoods. 

The next such effort will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. th...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

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

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Providing at-risk youth with a productive way to spend their time today, while teaching valuable work skills for the future.

That has been the mission of Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program since its inception in 2009, and this summer was no e...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Informational meeting set on proposed relocation of Kenosha County Job Center

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Bear Development invites the public to attend an informal presentation regarding the proposed relocation of the Kenosha County Job Center to Sun Plaza on 52nd Street in Kenosha.

This informational meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, in...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Kenosha County to offer Human Services on the Go, a mobile unit targeted to specific neighborhoods

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The Kenosha County Division of Aging, Disability and Behavioral Health Services, in partnership with other agencies, will offer a mobile human services unit that will travel through targeted areas throughout the summer beginning the week of June 21.

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Kenosha County Youth Justice Worker receives Hillcrest School’s Courage to Care award

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Kenosha County Youth Justice Worker Susana Wolf attended last week’s awards and commencement ceremony at Hillcrest School, planning only to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the students she’s helped to move onto the right path in life.

She didn’t r...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Aging & Disability Services announces name change

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The Kenosha County Division of Aging & Disability Services recently announced a name change to the Kenosha County Division of Aging, Disability & Behavioral Health Services.  

The new name more accurately reflects all the populations the d...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Online preregistration for Winter Wraps coat program available until Oct. 5

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Holiday House is made up of a consortium of agencies that come together to coordinate seasonal and holiday events, which provide assistance to children and families in need through two major events, Winter Wraps and the Christmas Food & Toy event.&...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Amid local and national spikes in overdose deaths, life-saving resources remain available

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Drug overdose deaths in Kenosha County increased by 57 percent during a recent 12-month period compared with the year prior, far surpassing a disturbing national trend, leaders of the Kenosha County Opioid Task Force announced today.

During the 12-month sp...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Opioid Task Force warns of presence of fentanyl in illegal drugs, counterfeit prescriptions

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A powerful opioid that can cause a deadly overdose with just a small amount is appearing in many illegal drugs and counterfeit prescriptions, members of the Kenosha County Opioid Task Force are cautioning the community. 

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Medical examiner reports 2 more suspected overdose deaths since last week

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Kenosha County has seen two more suspected overdose deaths in the past week, Medical Examiner Patrice Hall announced today.

This is the second straight week with two such cases and is the continuation of an unfortunate increase in what appear to be drug-re...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Medical examiner alerts community after 2 suspected overdose deaths within the past week

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Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall is reminding the community of the dangers of drug use following a pair of suspected overdose deaths last weekend.

These cases, both involving adults in the City of Kenosha, came just weeks after the Kenosha Coun...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Medical examiner calls on community to stay home during the holidays

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Citing a marked uptick in case volume in her office in recent months, Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall is strongly urging people to stay home and avoid gatherings this holiday season as COVID-19 continues to claim lives.

“The numbers are stark,...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Petrifying Springs Biergarten to celebrate 2022 season opening on Friday, May 27

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The Petrifying Springs Biergarten in Kenosha County’s Petrifying Springs Park will officially reopen for the season with a ceremonial keg tapping this Friday, May 27, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

Kerkman and County Board Sup...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Boundless Adventures in Bristol Woods Park now open for 2022 season

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The Boundless Adventures aerial adventure park within Kenosha County’s Bristol Woods Park is now open with spring schedule hours, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced.

Through June 12, the park will be open for climbing from 3 to 8 p.m. ea...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Free Warrior Poet Yoga Series kicks off in May

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Following the success of the free Traveling Yoga Series from last year, yoga teacher Steve Willis will be presenting Warrior Poet Yoga again this year, Kenosha County Parks announced today.

The weekend series beings May 7 and runs from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Kenosha County unveils new apps showcasing parks, bicycling amenities

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

The Kenosha County Parks app may be accessed at https://www.kenoshacounty.org/parksapp.&n...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Kenosha County seeking seasonal park employees

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Kenosha County Parks are actively recruiting for a host of seasonal job positions, with a $200 hiring bonus being offered to successful applicants, Parks Director Matthew Collins said today.

Available seasonal or part time positions include:

  • Lifeguard (with...
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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate completion of Pike River Phase II Restoration Project

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The completion of the Pike River Phase II restoration project in Kenosha County’s Petrifying Springs Park will be celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this Friday, Oct. 15, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark completion of new amenities at Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites the community to celebrate the completion of new amenities at Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon Tuesday, Oct. 12.

Attendees are invited to attend and listen to remark...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Kenosha County to host Fall Wheel Ride on Saturday, Sept. 25

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites bike riders of all ability levels to participate in the annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Sept. 25.

“Fall is a beautiful time of the year in Kenosha County, and...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Oktoberfest returns to the Petrifying Springs Biergarten Sept. 17-19

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Can three full days of German festivities make up for lost times? The Biergarten crew is determined to make this year's celebration worth the wait.

After a one-year hiatus, Oktoberfest returns to the Petrifying Springs Biergarten in Kenosha County...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

10th Annual Oktoberfest celebration returns to Old Settlers Park on Sept. 11

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The 10th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest will be held noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Old Settlers Park, 24100 75th St., in Paddock Lake.

The festivities will include authentic German food and beverages, live music and danc...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Kenosha County Suffrage Celebration rescheduled for Sept. 8

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Kenosha County’s celebration of 101 years of the women’s right to vote, delayed by inclement weather last month, is now rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 8.

The festivities will run from 7 to 9 p.m. on the lawn outside the Anderson Arts Center, 6603 Third A...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Free Military and Veterans Family Day to be held at Boundless Adventures Sept. 24

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Kenosha County Parks, Boundless Adventures, and the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services will host the second annual Military and Veterans Family Day climbing event at Boundless Adventures in Bristol Woods Park from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24.

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Picnic in the Park returns to Petrifying Springs Park this Saturday, Aug. 21

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Kenosha County Parks will host its annual Picnic in the Park celebration this Saturday, Aug. 21, at Petrifying Springs Park.

The day will be filled with family-friendly activities including live music, interactive kids' activities, food trucks, fi...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

UPDATED: Kenosha County Suffrage Celebration postponed due to weather

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* UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to inclement weather. It will be rescheduled for a date to be announced.

Kenosha County invites the public to celebrate 101 years of the women’s right to vote at a special event on the evening of Tuesda...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Kenosha County Parks, Kenosha Symphony Orchestra to host Symphony in the Park

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Kenosha County Parks and the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra will present the first-ever Symphony in the Park concert at Petrifying Springs Park, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

Spectators are invited to attend this FREE event at 6 p.m. Saturday, ...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Kenosha County Parks to offer busy schedule of summer programs for all ages

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Kenosha County Parks is offering several free outdoor activities this summer that are sure to get everyone moving, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The Traveling Yoga Series kicked off the season in May, offering free yoga classes at a differe...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

2021 Bike-to-Work Weeks begin with June 5 Bike Rodeo

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Kenosha County and the City of Kenosha’s annual Bike-to-Work Weeks will kick off with a Bike Rodeo event for families on Saturday, June 5, County Executive Jim Kreuser and Mayor John Antaramian announced today.

During Bike-to-Work Weeks, June 5-19, people ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Kenosha County’s Silver Lake Park Beach to begin 2021 season

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Kenosha County’s Silver Lake Park Beach will open for the season this Saturday, May 29.

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

Capacity limits that were in place in 2020 are lifted this year.

Daily entry fees, unchan...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Pike River Phase II streambank restoration work to begin at Petrifying Springs Park

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Construction of the Pike River Phase II Streambank Restoration and Pedestrian Bridge Replacement project in Petrifying Springs Park will begin in late spring, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

This project will be accomplished with the ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Traveling Yoga in the Park series returns for 2021

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Kenosha County Parks will offer a free Traveling Yoga in the Park series on weekends this season.

Classes will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. each Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting, during the months of May through September at various Kenosha County Park...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Oak savanna restoration project underway at Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park

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Kenosha County is transplanting 100 oak trees within Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park this spring.

Over the last 15 years, Kenosha County has received and planted free tree saplings from the Argosy Foundation as well as overstock from Kenosha County&...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Petrifying Springs Biergarten to begin 2021 season

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The Petrifying Springs Biergarten in Kenosha County’s Petrifying Springs Park will launch its new season with weekly soft openings beginning this Saturday, April 17.

Weather permitting, it will be open from noon to 9 p.m. each Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. e...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Boundless Adventures to open for 2021 season, with social distancing measures in place

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The Boundless Adventures aerial adventure park within Kenosha County’s Bristol Woods Park is set to open for the season this Friday, April 2, Parks Director Matthew Collins announced today.

Similar to last year, the park will operate with additional COVID-...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Traveling Yoga in the Parks series to run throughout September

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Kenosha County Parks will offer a free Traveling Yoga in the Park series on weekends throughout September.

Classes will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. each Saturday and Sunday throughout the month at various Kenosha County Parks.

This program is sponsored by cer...

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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: April 4, 2022

Kenosha County announces hiring of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator

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Kenosha County has selected a candidate for its new Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator position, Human Resources Director Clara-lin Tappa announced today.

Kelsey Hubeler is expected to begin in the role on April 25, Tappa said.

Hubeler is currently...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job fairs to showcase available positions within Kenosha County government

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Two upcoming job fairs will highlight career opportunities currently available in various Kenosha County departments and divisions.

The events, open to the public, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Tree removal to precede mining work at Wilmot gravel pit

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Tree removal work on the south end of the Kenosha County-owned gravel pit on Highway C will begin soon, the Kenosha County Department of Public Works announced today.

This is being conducted as Thelen Sand and Gravel has entered into an agreement with Keno...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Kenosha County unveils new apps showcasing parks, bicycling amenities

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

The Kenosha County Parks app may be accessed at https://www.kenoshacounty.org/parksapp.&n...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Kenosha County Tree Program now taking orders for spring 2022

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Kenosha County’s annual tree and shrub program is now taking online orders for seedlings to be picked up in spring 2022.

Items may be purchased through an online store that is simple to use and includes full-color images and descriptions of the t...

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Southern Housing Region to hold Nov. 3 public hearing on CDBG housing program

The Southern Housing Region will hold a public hearing at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, regarding the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) housing program.

This hearing will be held at the Southern Housing Region office in Columbia County, at 112 E. Ed...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Kenosha County Tree Program now taking orders for spring 2021

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Kenosha County’s annual tree and shrub program is now taking online orders for seedlings to be picked up in spring 2021.

Items may be purchased through an online store that is simple to use and includes full-color images and descriptions of the t...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Remodeling to affect access to offices at county Administration Building

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

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

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Temporary change to elected officials’ office hours at Kenosha County Center

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Effective Tuesday, Oct. 5, the daily hours of the satellite Elected Officials’ Office in the Kenosha County Center will change temporarily.

The new office hours will be 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 

This change from th...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

2 Sheriff's Department personnel, property owner treated for injuries after Wheatland barn fire

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On May 1st, 2022, at 8:07 PM, Kenosha County Deputies and Fire/Rescue personnel from multiple departments responded to the 6800 block of 317th Avenue for reports of a barn that was on fire.  Kenosha Dispatch advised responding units that the barn...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Statement from Sheriff Beth on Detective Bliss funeral; online livestream available

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Tomorrow our KSD family will lay to rest our friend and colleague Detective Jeffrey Bliss.  Our agency’s prayers and remembrances will be with his family and loved ones.  Jeff served honorably for over two decades and we were a...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2022

UPDATED: Statement from Sheriff Beth on the death of Detective Jeffrey Bliss

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It is with deep sadness and sorrow that the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department announces the death of Detective Jeffrey S. Bliss, 46, a 23-year veteran of the department.  The cause of death is undetermined currently as the City of Ken...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2022

Somers shooting under investigation

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On February 9th, 2022, at 12:47 AM, Kenosha County deputies, detectives, and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Village of Somers responded to the 1700 block of Green Bay Road (STH 31) for a male subject that called 911 stating that he sustained a gunshot wou...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2022

UPDATED: Man killed in head-on crash on I-94

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ORIGINAL JAN. 31, 2022, NEWS RELEASE:

On January 30th, 2022, at 11:33 PM, Kenosha County deputies, and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Villages of Bristol, Pleasant Prairie, and Newport, IL responded to the 8000 block of I-94 southbound for a serious vehicl...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Investigation reveals large-scale drug operation in Pleasant Prairie

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In February of 2021, deputies from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to a location in the Village of Salem Lakes regarding a narcotics overdose investigation.  Upon arrival, deputies administered NARCAN to the involved s...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2022

UPDATED: Racine woman killed in Somers crash

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ORIGINAL JAN. 21, 2022, NEWS RELEASE:

On January 21st, 2022, at 5:56 AM, Kenosha County deputies, detectives, and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Village of Somers responded to the 1500 block of Sheridan Road for a serious vehicle crash.  Initial r...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2022

UPDATED: Milwaukee man killed in crash near state line

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ORIGINAL JAN. 17, 2022, NEWS RELEASE:

On January 16th, 2022, at 1:05 AM, Kenosha County deputies, and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Village of Newport, IL responded to the 13900 block of State Line Road (CTH WG) for a serious vehicle crash.  Init...

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Posted on: January 1, 2022

UPDATED: Inmate found dead in Pre-Trial Facility cell

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Jan. 4, 2022, UPDATE:

The Kenosha County inmate that was transported to the hospital on 1/1/22 after being discovered unresponsive in his jail cell has been identified as Reighnn T. Post-McNab out of Kenosha, WI.  Reighnn Post-McNab was pronounced...

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Posted on: January 1, 2022

UPDATED: Driver killed in Somers crash

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JAN. 4, 2022, UPDATE:

The driver of the Chevy Impala that was fatally injured on January 1st, 2022 has been identified as Ryan R. Fandry, a resident of Franksville, WI.

ORIGINAL JAN. 1, 2022, NEWS RELEASE:

On January 1st, 2022, at 1:54 AM, Kenosha County dep...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Sheriff's Department urges caution after attempted entry to residence in Town of Paris

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On Monday, December 13th, 2021, at about 11:34 am KSD deputies were dispatched to the 17100 block of Burlington Road in the Town of Paris regarding an attempted entry to a residence.  According to deputies on the scene, the female complainant rep...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2021

Trespassing complaint in Town of Paris under investigation

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On Tuesday, December 7th, 2021, at about 11:09 am KSD deputies were dispatched to 15710-12th Street in the Town of Paris regarding a trespassing complaint.  According to deputies on the scene, the female complainant was working from home when she...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2021

Driver killed in Highway 31 crash

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ORIGINAL NOV. 27, 2021 NEWS RELEASE:

On November 26th 2021, at 3:54 PM, Kenosha County deputies, detectives, and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Village of Somers responded to the 400 block of Green Bay Road for a serious vehicle crash.  I...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2021

A thank-you message from Sheriff Beth

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Over the past three weeks the nation once again saw Kenosha come into the spotlight with the Rittenhouse Trial.  The Kenosha Sheriff’s Department had been preparing security plans for the trial for months.  Most of these plans ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

2 arrested in incident on Courthouse steps

Earlier today, law enforcement took two people into custody regarding an incident that occurred on the courthouse steps.   A 20-year-old male was arrested for battery, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.  A 34-year-old female was a...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Nov. 16, 2021, joint statement on Rittenhouse trial response

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and Kenosha Police Department understand and recognize the anxiety surrounding the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.  There are many questions being asked from our community as well as media outlets. &n...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2021

A message on Rittenhouse trial preparedness

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and the Kenosha Police Department have been and will continue to monitor the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.  We recognize that some varying opinions and feelings revolve around the trial that may cause c...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2021

UPDATED: Woman killed in head-on crash in Somers

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ORIGINAL NOV. 8, 2021, NEWS RELEASE:

On November 7th, 2021, at 7:21 PM, Kenosha County deputies, detectives, and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Village of Somers responded to the 400 block of Green Bay Road for a serious vehicle crash.  Initial re...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2021

10th Avenue near Courthouse to be closed during Rittenhouse trial

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Sheriff David Beth announces increased police presence and security of the Kenosha County Courthouse campus as the criminal trial of Kyle Rittenhouse begins on Monday, November 1, 2021.  Our responsibility to public safety is of utmost importance...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2021

UPDATED: Wounded K9 released from veterinary hospital

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ORIGINAL THURSDAY, OCT. 21 RELEASE:

On Thursday, October 21st, 2021, at about 11:16 am KSD deputies were dispatched to the Benson Corners gas station (19942-75th Street) located at the corner of STH 50 at US 45 in an attempt to locate a stolen vehicle that...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2021

UPDATED: One killed, one injured in I-94 crash

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OCT. 14, 2021, UPDATE:

The operator of the 2019 Volvo XC40 is identified as Dr. Mirza Ahmad, 35-years old and a resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The 27-year old passenger remains hospitalized at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee.  

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Applications welcome for 2021 Sheriff's Citizens' Academy

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Sheriff David Beth and The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department announce the 2021 Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy.  

Classes are held once a week and will begin Tuesday, October 26th and end November 30th, 2021.  ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Sheriff's Department responds to numerous calls during Aug. 10 storm

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On Tuesday 8/10/21 between the hours of 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm Kenosha County experienced a severe thunderstorm.  Kenosha County Deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-related calls:

  • 1 property-damage crash 
  • 3 assist motoris...
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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Sheriff's Department reports 2021 Country Thunder arrest totals

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During the July 15th-18th, 2021, Country Thunder music festival, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department recorded the following offenses:

Total County Ordinance Citations – 104

  • Underage Alcohol Violation – 79
  • Obstructing/Resisti...
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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Increased traffic to affect area during Country Thunder festival

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The 2021 Country Thunder Music Festival will be taking place from Thursday, July 15th to Sunday, July 18th.  Starting on Wednesday, July 14th the increased traffic associated with this festival will impact the communities in Kenosha County, Walwo...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2021

UPDATED: Kenosha woman killed in Green Bay Road crash

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JUNE 17, 2021, UPDATE:

The driver of the Nissan that was fatally injured on June 15th, 2021 has been identified as Pamela S. Dupuis, a resident of Kenosha, WI.

ORIGINAL JUNE 16, 2021, NEWS RELEASE: 

On June 15th, 2021, at 2:10 PM, Kenosha County dep...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Fatal house fire under investigation

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JUNE 14, 2021, UPDATE:

The individual that was fatally injured in the house fire on June 7th, 2021 has been identified as Lori Pizur, a resident of Brighton, WI.

ORIGINAL JUNE 8, 2021, NEWS RELEASE:

On Monday, June 7, 2021, at approximately 4:25 p.m. Deputie...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2021

Motorist using autopilot ticketed for inattentive driving

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On May 16th, 2021, at 7:51 AM, a Kenosha County deputy was dispatched to the area of I-94 northbound for a report of a Tesla whose driver appeared to be asleep behind the wheel crossing over the Illinois/Wisconsin state line.  The deputy located ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Milwaukee man killed on one-vehicle crash on Highway J

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May 4, 2021, UPDATE:

The driver of the Dodge Ram that was fatally injured on May 3rd, 2021 has been identified as Daniel M. Randazzo, a resident of Milwaukee, WI.

MAY 3, 2021, ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE: 

On May 3rd, 2021, at 2:59 AM, Kenosha County depu...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2021

3 protesters arrested for blocking entrance to Public Safety Building

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On Sunday, April 25, 2021, at approximately 10:00 pm members of the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department arrested three protesters that blocked access to the public entrance to the Kenosha County Public Safety Building (1000-55th Street) interfer...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Sheriff's Department responds to 6 nonfatal overdose calls within 1 week

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Over the past week from March 30th, 2021 through April 4th, 2021 Kenosha County Deputies and Detectives have responded to six overdose calls for service in Kenosha County.  

Upon the arrival of deputies, the individuals in these cases were not con...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2021

UPDATED: Person of interest arrested in Somers shooting that killed 3, injured 3

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Original news release: April 18th, 2021, 4:51 a.m.: 

On Sunday, April 18th, 2021, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department deputies and detectives responded to the Somers House Tavern (1548-Sheridan Road) for reports of a shooting that occurr...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2021

Deputies investigate fraud complaints at local taverns

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On Sunday, April 11th, 2021, deputies investigated several fraud complaints at local taverns in Kenosha County where individuals would ask for donations posing as law enforcement officers from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department (KSD). &...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2021

UPDATED: Area authorities respond to fatal crash on Highway C

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ORIGINAL MARCH 24, 2021, NEWS RELEASE:

On March 23rd, 2021, at 9:29 pm, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with the Village of Bristol Fire and Rescue, the Village of Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue, and the Village of Pleasant Prairie Fir...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Man arrested, items seized in Somers drug bust

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On Tuesday, March 9th, 2021, at approximately 1400 hours, the Kenosha Drug Operations Group (KDOG) executed a search warrant at 1034-88th Avenue in the Village of Somers in conjunction with a narcotics investigation involving a Somers resident, identified...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

UPDATED: One killed, several injured in crash at highways 142 and 45

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Feb. 22, 2021 UPDATE:

The driver of the Dodge Caliber that was fatally injured on February 19th, 2021 has been identified as James M. Olson Jr., a resident of Williams Bay, WI.

ORIGINAL FEB. 19, 2021, NEWS RELEASE:

On February 19th, 2021, at 7:19 AM, Kenosha...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Sheriff's Department details response to Feb. 15-16 winter storm

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On Monday 2/15/21 starting at 4 pm through Tuesday 2/16/21 at 12 pm Kenosha County experienced a winter storm warning.  Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-related calls:

  • 3 crashes with injuries
  • 13 propert...
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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2021

UPDATED: Kenosha County inmate dies from compilations after he was found hanging in cell

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FEB. 17, 2021, UPDATE:

The Kenosha County inmate that was transported to the hospital on 2/9/21 after being discovered unresponsive in his jail cell has been identified as Timothy J. Nelson out of Kenosha, WI. On February 12th, 2021 at 3:42 pm Timothy Nels...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2021

UPDATED: Milwaukee woman killed when struck by vehicle after I-94 crash

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FEB. 10, 2021, UPDATE:

The driver/pedestrian that was fatally injured on February 8th, 2021 has been identified as 34-year-old Kristina M. Pacheco, a resident of Milwaukee, WI.

ORIGINAL FEB. 9, 2021, NEWS RELEASE:

On February 8th, 2021 at 7:00 PM Kenosha Cou...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Sheriff's Department details calls related to Jan. 30-31, 2021, winter storm

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On Saturday 1/30/21 starting at 6 am through Sunday 1/31/21 at 6 pm Kenosha County experienced a winter storm warning.  Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-related calls:

  • 5 crashes with injuries
  • 11 propert...
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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Sheriff's Department responds to calls related to Jan. 26, 2021, winter storm

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On January 26, 2021, Kenosha County experienced a winter storm warning.  Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-related calls from midnight through 11 AM:

  • 4 crashes with injuries
  • 14 property-damage crashes
  • 6 a...
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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2020

Sheriff's Department responds to Dec. 29 winter storm-related calls

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On December 29, 2020, Kenosha County experienced a winter storm warning.  Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-related calls from 12/29/20 at 6 PM through 12/30/20 at 6 AM:

  • 4 accident with injuries
  • 8 proper...
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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2020

Deputy rescues man who fell through ice on pond near Hooker Lake

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On December 20, 2020, at 4:53 PM, the Salem Lakes Fire Department and Kenosha Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a pond east of Hooker Lake near the intersection of 236th Avenue and 80th Place. An area resident called 911 to report that a male fell through t...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign to run Dec. 18-Jan. 1

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About every three hours in Wisconsin, someone is killed or injured in an alcohol-related crash. Drivers impaired by alcohol or other drugs pose a serious hazard to themselves, their passengers, and everyone else along our roadways. Preliminary data indica...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2020

Sheriff's Department seeks identity of man found alongside Highway 31

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On November 10th, 2020 at approximately 4:30 pm Kenosha County Deputies and Detectives responded to the area of Green Bay Road and 4th Street for a male subject laying alongside the roadway.  Upon further investigation, it was determined that the...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2020

Deputies respond to weather- and traffic-related calls

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On November 10th, 2020 Kenosha County experienced a severe thunderstorm and tornado warning that began yesterday evening starting at approximately 5:00 p.m.  Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-related c...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2020

UPDATED: 2 killed in crash at highways Q and MB in Bristol

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FRIDAY, OCT. 30, 2020, UPDATE:

The deceased victims have been identified as 43-year-old Eric Debettignies, a resident of Kenosha, Wisconsin, and his 5-year-old daughter Alexa Debettignies.  The operator of the semi-truck was identified as 50-year-...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Process underway to pursue SBA disaster declaration for damages due to unrest

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The Kenosha County Division of Emergency Management, in conjunction with the City of Kenosha officials, is reaching out to residents regarding a potential opportunity for an SBA (Small Business Administration) Declaration for damages due to the recent Ken...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

UPDATED: Driver killed in crash on I-94 East Frontage Road

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SEPT. 22, 2020, ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE:

On September 22, 2020, at 1:52 pm, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with the Village of Somers Fire and Rescue responded to the 1400 block of the East Frontage Road (120th Ave.) for a two-vehicl...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Motorcyclist flown to hospital after single-vehicle crash on Highway B

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On Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 at approximately 8:51 p.m., Kenosha County Deputies along with the Village of Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue responded to the 11000 block of CTH B / Tuttle Road for a report of a single motorcycle crash.

The operator and sol...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Civil unrest statistics and a thank you from the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department

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As of today, September 3, 2020, Kenosha County has gone 8 days and nights with relatively peaceful activity. A situational update for the civil unrest includes the following statistics from August 23 through September 3.

  • Total calls for service = 31,204
  • 911...
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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2020

UPDATE: Nightly State of Emergency Curfew now suspended

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As of today, September 2, 2020, Kenosha County has ended the State of Emergency Curfew. That decision was announced today after consultation with law enforcement and community leaders.

Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian said:

“After consulting with loc...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Nightly curfew to continue through night of Sept. 6; to begin at 9 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday

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Kenosha County has again declared a state of Emergency Curfew East of I-94. The 7 p.m. curfew will remain in effect through Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 7 a.m.

Beginning the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 2, the curfew hours will take effect at 9 p.m. and will remai...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2020

State of Emergency Curfew east of I-94 to continue nightly through Tuesday, Sept. 1

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Kenosha County has again declared a state of Emergency Curfew for Monday August 31 and Tuesday September 1 from 7 PM to 7 AM East of I-94.  

The public needs to be off the streets for their safety.  

The curfew will be enforced.

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2020

Sheriff's Department referring food donation inquiries to Journey Disaster Team

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Kenosha County has been receiving an abundance of food donations for all of the officers and personnel that have come to Kenosha to assist with the current civil unrest in the community. While everyone is appreciative of the kind gestures, we are getting ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2020

State of Emergency Curfew to begin at 7 p.m. each night through Sunday Aug. 30

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Kenosha County has again declared a state of Emergency Curfew for 7:00 PM Wednesday, August 26 East of I-94 through Sunday August 30. 

The public needs to be off the streets for their safety. The curfew will be enforced until 7:00 AM.

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Tuesday evening, Aug. 25, Statement from Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth

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As we enter what will likely be another very challenging night in Kenosha County, I want the public to know that the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and our partners in law enforcement are doing our utmost to protect our community during thi...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

State of Emergency Curfew in effect east of I-94 Tuesday night, Aug. 25

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Kenosha County has again declared a State of Emergency curfew east of Interstate 94 from 8 tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 25) until 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26. 

The Sheriff’s Department is instructing the public to stay off the streets for their ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Emergency Curfew again in effect for night of Monday, Aug. 24

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Kenosha County has again declared a state of Emergency Curfew for 8:00 PM tonight, August 24th, East of I-94. The public needs to be off the streets for their safety. The curfew will be enforced until 7:00 AM.

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2020

Countywide emergency curfew in effect until 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24

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The County of Kenosha has declared a state of Emergency Curfew for 10:15 p.m. tonight August 23rd. The public needs to be off the streets for their safety. The Kenosha Sheriff’s Department will be enforcing the curfew until 7:00 a.m.

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2020

UPDATED: Sheriff's Department seeking information about suspicious death in Somers

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Original Aug. 17, 2020, news release:

On August 15th, 2020 at about 8:00 P.M. Kenosha County deputies and detectives responded to the 1300 block of Sheridan Road in regards to a suspicious death investigation.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. No...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Paddock Lake residents, sheriff's deputies join together to replace girl's stolen bike

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On August 13th, 2020 a resident of Paddock Lake contacted one of our deputies advising that they were made aware of a 13-year-old handicapped girl in the village who had her bike stolen last week. Residents in the neighborhood got together to buy the 13-y...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Sheriff's Department responds to various calls in connection with Aug. 10, 2020, storm

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On August 10th, 2020 Kenosha County experienced a severe thunderstorm and tornado warning that began yesterday afternoon starting at approximately 3:00 PM until 6:30 PM. Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-relate...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Reckless driving suspect and passenger arrested after fleeing crash scene on foot

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On August 10th, 2020 at 1:01 PM Kenosha County Deputies responded to the 28800 block of STH 50 for a reckless driving complaint. A short time later a deputy located the vehicle, a black 2014 Hyundai Equus, and conducted a traffic stop in the 23000 block o...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2020

3 inmates, no staff test positive in latest round of COVID-19 testing

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This past week, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department in cooperation with the Wisconsin National Guard completed COVID-19 testing of approximately 250 employees and 464 inmates. The testing has identified 0 employees and 3 inmates that tested ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2020

UPDATED: Driver killed in crash while fleeing deputy

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On July 16th, 2020 at about 7:15 AM a deputy from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department made a traffic stop in the 4300 block of Highway E after a vehicle almost struck his squad car. The operator was verbally identified by the deputy and upon...

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Sheriff Media Releases
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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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Kenosha County treasurer promotes Help for Homeowners

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Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson is encouraging homeowners with financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic to access a new state program that is providing assistance with mortgage payments, property taxes and utility bills.

The Wisconsin Help fo...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Remodeling to affect access to offices at county Administration Building

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

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

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View News Release Treasurer News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Temporary change to elected officials’ office hours at Kenosha County Center

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Effective Tuesday, Oct. 5, the daily hours of the satellite Elected Officials’ Office in the Kenosha County Center will change temporarily.

The new office hours will be 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 

This change from th...

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View News Release Treasurer News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Treasurer reminds homeowners new property tax bills are coming out this month

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Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson is reminding taxpayers that property tax bills will be mailed beginning the week of Dec. 7, and it is the responsibility of all taxpayers to make a payment by the end of January. 

“If you do not rec...

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News Flash

Posted on: April 30, 2022

New Kenosha County Center arboretum showcases tree diversity

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Extension Kenosha County marked Arbor Day on Friday with the debut of a new feature on the Kenosha County Center grounds, aimed at educating the public about the importance of tree diversity and the many species that can survive and thrive in our climate....

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UW Extension News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Spring break camp, after-school program to support Black youth

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Extension Kenosha County and the Kenosha Public Library are hosting a spring break camp and after-school program to support Black youth in exploring postsecondary education options.

These programs are an outgrowth of Nia: Pathways and Purpose for the Futur...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Youth in Governance, local musicians to host election awareness event

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Kenosha County Youth In Governance students are teaming up with young musicians in our community this Friday to spread awareness of the upcoming election on April 5.

The Rock the Vote event will be held at 7 p.m. this Friday, April 1, at the Kenosha Creati...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

Extension Kenosha County, Kenosha Public Library join forces on program for students of color

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension is partnering with the Kenosha Public Library to bring the “Nia: Pathways and Purposes for the Future” program to the youth of Kenosha County.

Focusing on eighth-through-12th-grade s...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Youth As Resources grant applications open through March 11

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The next deadline to apply for Kenosha County Youth As Resources grant funding for the 2021-’22 granting year is Friday, March 11.

Youth as Resources is a grant-giving organization that funds youth-designed and youth-led community service project...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program 2022 Collection Event is May 7

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today is announcing this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, which will be held on May 7. 

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

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Youth As Resources grant applications open through Jan. 14

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The next deadline to apply for Kenosha County Youth As Resources grant funding for the 2021-’22 granting year is Friday, Jan. 14.

Youth as Resources is a grant-giving organization that funds youth-designed and youth-led community service projects that bene...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: November 9, 2021

Youth As Resources grant applications open through Nov. 12

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The next deadline to apply for Kenosha County Youth As Resources grant funding for the 2021-’22 granting year is this Friday, Nov. 12.

Youth as Resources is a grant-giving organization that funds youth-designed and youth-led community service pro...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Youth As Resources grant applications open through Oct. 12

The first deadline to apply for Kenosha County Youth As Resources grant funding for the 2021-’22 granting year is Oct. 12.

Youth as Resources is a grant-giving organization that funds youth-designed and youth-led community service projects that b...

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UW Extension News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program 2021 Collection Event is May 1

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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 1. 

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

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Kenosha/Racine/Walworth Youth Tractor Safety Program marks another successful year

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An annual program that teaches teens how to safely operate farm equipment recently wrapped up for 2020, graduating 19 local youth ages 12 to 15.

The Kenosha/Racine/Walworth Youth Tractor Safety Program covers the fundamentals of farm safety, including safe...

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View News Release UW Extension News
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: May 23, 2022

Memorial Day programs, ceremonies to be held across Kenosha County

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Memorial Day will be observed at various events across Kenosha County over the upcoming holiday weekend. Here is a list of programs, compiled by the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services:

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: November 8, 2021

Veterans Day activities to be held across Kenosha County; video tribute also available

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A series of Veterans Day events and activities are scheduled across the area this week, while the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services has also once again produced a video tribute for people to enjoy from home.

“Since Kenosha County was n...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: August 25, 2021

Free Military and Veterans Family Day to be held at Boundless Adventures Sept. 24

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Kenosha County Parks, Boundless Adventures, and the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services will host the second annual Military and Veterans Family Day climbing event at Boundless Adventures in Bristol Woods Park from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24.

Ac...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Memorial Day programs, ceremonies to be held across Kenosha County

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Memorial Day will be observed at various events across Kenosha County over the upcoming holiday weekend. Here is a list of programs, compiled by the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services:

What: Memorial Day Ceremony – to include singing of...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services video celebrates Veterans Day

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The Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services is marking Veterans Day with a special video featuring several members of the community.

This video was produced in lieu of the annual Kenosha County Veterans Celebration, which was canceled due to the COVID...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: September 5, 2020

POW/MIA chair dedication to be held Sept. 18 at Kenosha County Center

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As National Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day approaches, a new memorial in the Kenosha County Center in Bristol will be dedicated later this month.

A POW/MIA Honor Chair will be located in the commons area at the County Center, located at...

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