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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Kenosha County Courthouse hosts Adoption Day event

Nate Hunter celebrates Adoption Day 2022 with his daughter, Isabelle

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

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

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

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 Kenosha County Veterans Honor Plaza.

The plaza is located off the entrance to the Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park o...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Additional COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinics scheduled

Kenosha County Public Health logo and text "COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Clinics"

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

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

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

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

The events, held at five locations ac...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

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

Kenosha County Public Health logo and text: "CDC COVID-19 Community Levels"

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

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

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

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

Highway K looking east from near Highway H

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 11, 2022

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

Kenosha County Public Health logo and text "COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Clinics"

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

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

  • Sun...
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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Kenosha County Public Works Director Ray Arbet to retire

Photo of Ray Arbet at Boundless Adventures

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

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

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Posted on: April 30, 2022

New Kenosha County Center arboretum showcases tree diversity

Terri Ward, Andy Buehler and Samantha Kerkman posing in front of a tree

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

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Boundless Adventures in Bristol Woods Park now open for 2022 season

Photo of a girl climbing the ropes course at Boundless Adventures

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

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

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Posted on: May 1, 2022

Free Warrior Poet Yoga Series kicks off in May

Warrior Poet Yoga logo over photo of people doing yoga

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

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

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

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

Medical Examiner's Office door

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

Medical Examiner Patrice Hall said...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Chairman Nudo announces 2022-’24 County Board committee assignments

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

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

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Samantha Kerkman takes oath of office as Kenosha County Executive

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

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

“I’m excited t...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

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

Kenosha County and City of Kenosha logos at text: "Intergovernmental Agreement"

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 on the boa...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Kenosha County announces hiring of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator

Portrait of Kelsey Hubeler

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

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

Hubeler is currently...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

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

Group shot of the participants in the Pike River South Branch signing ceremony

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

Image with screenshots of apps reading "Bike Kenosha County and Parks apps now available"

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

A crowd at Silver Lake Park Beach

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

Available seasonal or part time positions include:

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

Kenosha County treasurer promotes Help for Homeowners

Wisconsin Help for Homeowners graphic

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

The Wisconsin Help fo...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

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

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 24, 2022

Kenosha County ADRC reports new twist on old Medicare scam

Graphic reading "Medicare Scam Alert"

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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Posted on: February 11, 2022

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

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

The closure will include the portion of Highway...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Kenosha County Public Health modifies COVID-19 disease investigation procedures

Kenosha County Public Health logo and text "Updated COVID-19 Investigation Procedures

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

Web graphic for report on Blake shooting

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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