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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Kenosha County ADRC showcasing play about Alzheimer's

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

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

Kenosha, Racine County executives partner on Overdose Awareness Day event

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The events, held at five locations ac...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
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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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
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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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
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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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
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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News Flash

Posted on: September 27, 2022

Brookside Care Center offering new incentives to successful CNA applicants

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

The WisCaregiver program provides free training to candidates...

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Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Brookside Care Center, Willowbrook Assisted Living offering employment incentives

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

Under a plan studied over recent...

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View News Release Brookside Care Center News
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

News Flash

Posted on: August 10, 2022

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

County Executive Samantha Kerkman talks with Summer Youth Employment Program participants

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

No matter how they approach it, par...

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

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

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

The locations are:

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

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

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

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

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View News Release Children and Family Services
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

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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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View News Release Children and Family Services
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

News Flash

Posted on: May 20, 2022

Kenosha County Courthouse hosts Adoption Day event

Nate Hunter celebrates Adoption Day 2022 with his daughter, Isabelle

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

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

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Clerk of Courts News
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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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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View News Release County Clerk News
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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View News Release County Clerk News
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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News Flash

Posted on: September 30, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

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

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

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

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County Executive News Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2022

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

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

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

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2022

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

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

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

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

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

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

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

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Kenosha, Racine County executives partner on Overdose Awareness Day event

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

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County Executive News Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2022

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

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

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

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2022

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

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

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

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Kenosha County maintains Triple A bond rating

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

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

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County Executive News Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2022

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

County Executive Samantha Kerkman talks with Summer Youth Employment Program participants

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

No matter how they approach it, par...

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

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

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

The locations are:

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

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

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

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Statement from Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman

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

“The measure ...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Shelly Billingsley appointed as Kenosha County Public Works Director

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

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

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

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

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

Under an executive order signed t...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

County Executive Kerkman to host monthly office hours in county parks

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

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

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Brookside Care Center, Willowbrook Assisted Living offering employment incentives

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

Under a plan studied over recent...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Blue Ribbon Committee seeking private support for historic Ceremonial Courtroom restoration

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

The committ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Kenosha County Bike-to-Work Weeks are June 4-18

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Kenosha County and the City of Kenosha’s annual Bike-to-Work Weeks are returning June 4-18, County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Mayor John Antaramian announced today.

As in other recent years, the festivities will be bookended by two community ...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Kenosha County Communications Manager Joe Potente receives Excellence Award

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

Potente accepted the awa...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

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

Kenosha County officials receive a large check from Gov. Evers

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

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

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Posted on: 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 t...

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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

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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: 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.

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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 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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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 Tuesday...

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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.

The event will begin...

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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

The Rainbow Pride flag flies in front of the Kenosha County Courthouse

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

County Executive Jim Kreuser delivers his 2021 State of the County address

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 t...

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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: 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.

The former clinic site in the Kenosha County Job Cente...

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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 fac...

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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.

Tier 1a...

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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.

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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 8, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

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

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

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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: September 22, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Kenosha County Public Health providing MPV vaccinations to eligible populations

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

KCPH has received a limited supply of vaccine ...

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Kenosha County reports first confirmed case of monkeypox

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

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

“While monkeypox is certainly...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Kenosha County Communications Manager Joe Potente receives Excellence Award

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

Potente accepted the awa...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

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

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

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

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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:

“The Wisconsin Department of Health Service...

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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.

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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...

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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 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 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: September 26, 2022

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

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

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

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Highway News
Posted on: August 26, 2022

Pavement enhancements set for portion of Highway W

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

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

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Highway News
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Highway Q traffic switch to begin Thursday, Aug. 11

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

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Highway News
Posted on: July 29, 2022

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

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

Drivers are encourag...

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Highway News
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Highway NN repaving to begin Monday, July 25

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

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

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Highway News
Posted on: July 19, 2022

Highway MB bridge closure to begin July 25

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

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

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Highway News
Posted on: July 13, 2022

Overnight closures scheduled on Highway H July 18-20

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

Southbound access on Highway H will be availab...

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Highway News
Posted on: July 13, 2022

Portion of Highway EM closed for emergency sinkhole repair

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

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

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Highway News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

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

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

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

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Highway News
Posted on: June 29, 2022

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

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

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

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Highway News
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Portion of Highway Y to close for natural gas main installation

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

Highway A w...

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Highway News
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Public information meeting set for 2023 Highway EM project

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

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

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Highway News
Posted on: June 13, 2022

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

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

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

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Highway News
Posted on: June 7, 2022

Portion of Highway C to close for resurfacing work

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

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

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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Highway ML bridge rehabilitation to begin April 25

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

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Highway News
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Portion of Highway B to be closed April 21

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

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

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Highway News
Posted on: April 11, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

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

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

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

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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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.

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Highway News
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).

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Highway News
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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Highway News
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:

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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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.

Another pro...

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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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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Highway News
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: 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: September 30, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

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

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

“Our firm has represented Kenosha County residents since our founding in 1930. We have...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Kenosha County ADRC showcasing play about Alzheimer's

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

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Brookside Care Center offering new incentives to successful CNA applicants

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

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Veterans, active-duty military and families invited to climb for free at Boundless Adventures

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* UPDATE: As of Sept. 26, 2022, all available tickets have been distributed. *

Kenosha County Parks, Boundless Adventures, and the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services are partnering to offer 150 free tickets to the aerial adventure park to qualifi...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Kenosha County Public Health providing MPV vaccinations to eligible populations

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

KCPH has received a limited supply of vaccine ...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Kenosha, Racine County executives partner on Overdose Awareness Day event

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

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: August 28, 2022

Commemorative benches dedicated at Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park

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Regulars at the American Heroes Café at Festival Foods in Kenosha wanted to pay tribute to their group’s founders, and they went above and beyond in their fundraising quest.

Meantime, another area veterans’ organization was looking to show its support for ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

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

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

No matter how they approach it, par...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Kenosha County Veterans Services to hold regular office hours in Twin Lakes

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The Kenosha County Veterans Service Office will hold regular office hours in Twin Lakes the third Tuesday of each month beginning July 19, Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

Office hours on these days will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Shelly Billingsley appointed as Kenosha County Public Works Director

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

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

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

County Executive Kerkman to host monthly office hours in county parks

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

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

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Posted on: 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: September 28, 2022

Kenosha County ADRC showcasing play about Alzheimer's

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

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Brookside Care Center offering new incentives to successful CNA applicants

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

The WisCaregiver program provides free training to candidates, no-cost ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

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

County Executive Samantha Kerkman talks with Summer Youth Employment Program participants

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

No matter how they approach it, par...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

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

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

Corrections professionals, deputies an...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Brookside Care Center, Willowbrook Assisted Living offering employment incentives

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

Under a plan studied over recent...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

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

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

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

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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: 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 22, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Suspected overdose deaths raise concerns in Medical Examiner’s Office

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

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

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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: September 30, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Veterans, active-duty military and families invited to climb for free at Boundless Adventures

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* UPDATE: As of Sept. 26, 2022, all available tickets have been distributed. *

Kenosha County Parks, Boundless Adventures, and the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services are partnering to offer 150 free tickets to the aerial adventure park to qualifi...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Kerkman to host Kenosha County Fall Wheel Ride this Saturday

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman invites bike riders of all ability levels to participate in the Ninth Annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park this Saturday, Sept. 24.  

“It’s a great time of the year to get out and explore our ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: August 28, 2022

Commemorative benches dedicated at Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park

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Regulars at the American Heroes Café at Festival Foods in Kenosha wanted to pay tribute to their group’s founders, and they went above and beyond in their fundraising quest.

Meantime, another area veterans’ organization was looking to show its support for ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Kenosha County Parks to host Symphony in the Garten on Saturday, July 30

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Kenosha County Parks is excited to announce Symphony in the Garten, a unique musical collaboration, at Petrifying Springs Park. This FREE event will take place Saturday, July 30, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Axe throwing now available at Boundless Adventures in Bristol Woods Park

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A new axe throwing range at Boundless Adventures in Kenosha County’s Bristol Woods Park will make its official debut this weekend.

The range offers several lanes available for rentals, for use by one to five people each, featuring both authentic ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Kenosha County Bike-to-Work Weeks are June 4-18

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Kenosha County and the City of Kenosha’s annual Bike-to-Work Weeks are returning June 4-18, County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Mayor John Antaramian announced today.

As in other recent years, the festivities will be bookended by two community ...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

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

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Kenosha County Parks is offering another action-packed summer of free community activities, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

The Warrior Poet Yoga Series kicked off the season back in May, offering free yoga classes at a different park ev...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

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

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

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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:

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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 Tuesday...

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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.

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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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View News Release Parks News
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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View News Release Parks News
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.

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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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View News Release Parks News
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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View News Release Parks News
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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View News Release Parks News
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 8, 2022

Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission to host Sept. 12 public listening session

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The Kenosha County Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission will host a public listening session on Monday, Sept. 12.

This session will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. (or whenever the last participant is finished speaking) at Bradford Community Church, 5810 Eighth Av...

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Personnel News
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission to host public listening sessions

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The Kenosha County Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission will host a pair of public listening sessions this month.

Specifically, the commission is seeking feedback on racial and ethnic inequities and systemic disparities in law enforcement in Kenosha County....

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Personnel News
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Brookside Care Center, Willowbrook Assisted Living offering employment incentives

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

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Kenosha County announces hiring of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator

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

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

Hubeler is currently...

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View News Release Personnel News
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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Planning & Development News
Posted on: March 30, 2022

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

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

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

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View News Release Planning & Development News
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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Planning & Development News
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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News Flash

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 Register of Deeds 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 28, 2022

UPDATED: Man killed in head-on crash on Highway F

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SEPT. 29, 2022, UPDATE:

The operator of the Buick Encore that was fatally injured on Tuesday, September 27th has been identified as David Russo, a 64-year-old resident of Salem, WI.

ORIGINAL SEPT. 28, 2022, NEWS RELEASE:

On Tuesday, September 27th, 2022, at ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2022

Man arrested after shots-fired incident in Somers

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On September 10th, 2022, at 8:54 AM, Kenosha County deputies responded to the Market Square Apartments (3100-Market Lane – Somers, WI) in regards to a shots fired complaint.  The caller stated that he had gotten into a confrontation ins...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2022

UPDATED: Mount Pleasant woman dies in single-vehicle crash on Highway K

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SEPT. 1, 2022, UPDATE:

The operator of the Nissan Altima that was fatally injured on Wednesday, August 31st has been identified as Jacquelyn Justice, a 26-year-old resident of Mount Pleasant, WI.

ORIGINAL SEPT. 1, 2022, NEWS RELEASE:

On Wednesday, August 31s...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2022

UPDATED: Mount Pleasant man killed in Somers crash

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SEPT. 1, 2022, UPDATE:

The operator of the Harley Davidson motorcycle that was fatally injured on Tuesday, August 30th has been identified as Walter S. Hayek IV, a 33-year-old resident of Mount Pleasant, WI.

ORIGINAL AUG. 31, 2022, NEWS RELEASE:

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2022

KDOG makes arrest in narcotics investigation

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On August 16th, 2022, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, Drug Operations Group, (KDOG), conducted an operation regarding the illegal distribution of narcotics and oxycodone hydrochloride pills.

The suspect of this investigation was identifi...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Illinois man dies in crash at Great Lakes Dragaway

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On Saturday, July 30th, 2022, at 4:28 PM, Kenosha County deputies, and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Town of Paris and the Village of Somers responded to the “Great Lakes Dragaway” (18411-1st Street) for a serious vehicle crash. &...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Sheriff's Department details citations, arrests at Country Thunder

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During the July 21st-24th, 2022 Country Thunder music festival, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department recorded the following offenses. 

Total County Ordinance Citations – 60 Underage Alcohol Violation – 37O...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2022

UPDATED: Boy, 14, dies in drowning at campground

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JULY 25, 2022, UPDATE:

The 14-year-old male swimmer that went missing in Happy Acres Kampground was located and pulled from the water at a depth of approximately 6 to 9 feet by the area dive teams.  He has been identified as Aiden F. Braim, a resi...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2022

8-year-old is victim of drowning in Powers Lake

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On 07/19/2022 at 5:47 PM Kenosha County Deputies responded to Lakeside Park (9018-Lake Park Drive) located at the South end of Powers Lake for a report of a drowning child.  Dispatch advised that law enforcement officers from Walworth County had ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2022

Patrols added after suspicious vehicle complaint in Camp Lake

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On 07-18-2022, at approximately 2:45 PM, KSD Deputies were dispatched to the 26600 block of 106th Street in reference to a suspicious complaint. The caller stated her daughters were at a park in the Camp Lake neighborhood when a white Chevrolet Cruze stop...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2022

Sheriff's Department urges people to be aware of traffic, pedestrians near Country Thunder

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The 2022 Country Thunder Music Festival will be taking place from Thursday, July 21 to Sunday, July 24.  Starting on Wednesday, July 20, the increased traffic associated with this festival will impact the communities in Kenosha County, Walworth C...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2022

2022 Independence Day parades and fireworks safety

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As the July 4th, 2022, Independence Day holiday approaches, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind residents and visitors of a few parade and firework display dates as well as some firework safety guidelines:

Parades:

  • Twin La...
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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2022

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

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

Under an executive order signed today, Hannah is serv...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

UPDATED: Search underway for missing swimmer in Silver Lake

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JUNE 17, 2022, UPDATE: 

The 22-year-old male swimmer that went missing on Silver Lake was located and pulled from the water at 7:10 PM last night at a depth of 25 feet by area dive teams.  He has been identified as Philip Shwaiko, a resid...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2022

UPDATED: Armed man arrested at Somers gas station

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JUNE 14, 2022, UPDATE:

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s department continues to investigate this incident.  The subject that entered the Kwik Trip has been identified as Jonathan Petersen, a 19-year-old male from the City of Kenosha.&nbs...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2022

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

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

Corrections professionals, de...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2022

Full-scale emergency preparedness exercise to be held June 12 at Bristol Renaissance Faire

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The Kenosha Sheriff's Division of Emergency Management in conjunction with the Bristol Renaissance Faire, emergency response agencies, and jurisdictional partners, will be hosting an emergency preparedness Full-Scale Exercise in the area of the B...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Driver killed in Somers crash

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On June 2nd, 2022, at 1:35 PM, Kenosha County deputies, and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Village of Somers responded to the 9200 block of CTH A for a serious vehicle crash.  Initial reports indicated that a black 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck wa...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2022

Driver injured, cited in head-on crash with school bus on Highway C

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On Tuesday, May 31st, 2022, at 11:59 AM, Kenosha County deputies, and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Village of Salem Lakes, WI responded to the 27200 block of Wilmot Road (CTH C) for a serious vehicle crash involving a school bus.  Initial repor...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2022

2 Sheriff's Department personnel, property owner treated for injuries after Wheatland barn fire

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On May 1st, 2022, at 8:07 PM, Kenosha County Deputies and Fire/Rescue personnel from multiple departments responded to the 6800 block of 317th Avenue for reports of a barn that was on fire.  Kenosha Dispatch advised responding units that the barn...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Statement from Sheriff Beth on Detective Bliss funeral; online livestream available

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Tomorrow our KSD family will lay to rest our friend and colleague Detective Jeffrey Bliss. Our agency’s prayers and remembrances will be with his family and loved ones. Jeff served honorably for over two decades and we were all deeply saddened b...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2022

UPDATED: Statement from Sheriff Beth on the death of Detective Jeffrey Bliss

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It is with deep sadness and sorrow that the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department announces the death of Detective Jeffrey S. Bliss, 46, a 23-year veteran of the department.  The cause of death is undetermined currently as the City of Ken...

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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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Sheriff Media Releases
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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Sheriff Media Releases
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.

Our departments h...

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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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News Flash

Posted on: July 22, 2022

Final property tax installment due July 31

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Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson today reminds Kenosha County taxpayers that the final installment for their property tax is due by July 31.

If your property is in the City of Kenosha and you are paying 2021 property taxes, you must pay City of Kenos...

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View News Release Treasurer News
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Kenosha County treasurer promotes Help for Homeowners

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

The Wisconsin Help fo...

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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: August 2, 2022

Nia career program joins forces with Building Our Future to teach youth to ‘use their voice’

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University of Wisconsin-Extension in Kenosha County and the Kenosha Public Library are partnering with Building Our Future’s Youth Leadership Cohort to host a new workshop for the Nia College and Career Preparation program.

The “Use You...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: April 30, 2022

New Kenosha County Center arboretum showcases tree diversity

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

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UW Extension News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Spring break camp, after-school program to support Black youth

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Extension Kenosha County and the Kenosha Public Library are hosting a spring break camp and after-school program to support Black youth in exploring postsecondary education options.

These programs are an outgrowth of Nia: Pathways and Purpose for the Futur...

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Youth in Governance, local musicians to host election awareness event

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Kenosha County Youth In Governance students are teaming up with young musicians in our community this Friday to spread awareness of the upcoming election on April 5.

The Rock the Vote event will be held at 7 p.m. this Friday, April 1, at the Kenosha Creati...

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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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News Flash

Posted on: September 20, 2022

Veterans, active-duty military and families invited to climb for free at Boundless Adventures

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* UPDATE: As of Sept. 26, 2022, all available tickets have been distributed. *

Kenosha County Parks, Boundless Adventures, and the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services are partnering to offer 150 free tickets to the aerial adventure park to qualifi...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: August 28, 2022

Commemorative benches dedicated at Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park

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Regulars at the American Heroes Café at Festival Foods in Kenosha wanted to pay tribute to their group’s founders, and they went above and beyond in their fundraising quest.

Meantime, another area veterans’ organization was l...

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Veterans News
Posted on: July 19, 2022

Kenosha County Veterans Services to hold regular office hours in Twin Lakes

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The Kenosha County Veterans Service Office will hold regular office hours in Twin Lakes the third Tuesday of each month beginning July 19, Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

Office hours on these days will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: July 16, 2022

Local World War II veteran marks 102nd birthday

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“The luckiest guy in the world.”

Paraphrasing the baseball great Lou Gehrig, that’s how Emerald “Dixie” Knudson describes himself on the eve of turning 102.

A World War II veteran, Knudson was the guest of h...

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Veterans News
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Memorial Day programs, ceremonies to be held across Kenosha County

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

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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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