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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: August 9, 2022

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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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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 Your Voice” workshop se...

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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 contagiou...

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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 16, 2022

Local World War II Emerald Knudson 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 honor Friday at the American Heroes Café at Festiva...

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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: 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 27, 2022

Sgt. Christopher Hannah appointed 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 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: 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 17, 2022

County Executive Kerkman to host monthly office hours in county parks

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

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

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

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: 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: 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 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 3, 2022

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

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

The closure is to accom...

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Posted on: May 1, 2022

Free Warrior Poet Yoga Series kicks off in May

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

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

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Posted on: 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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