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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Kenosha/Racine/Walworth Youth Tractor Safety Program marks another successful year

2020 Tractor Safety Program participation

An annual program that teaches teens how to safely operate farm equipment recently wrapped up for 2020, graduating 19 local youth ages 12 to 15.

The Kenosha/Racine/Walworth Youth Tractor Safety Program covers the fundamentals of farm safety, including safe...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

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

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

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

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

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

Hazardous waste

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

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

Everyone...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

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

Hazardous waste

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

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

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Spring into Gardening returns Saturday, March 7

Extension gardening program

The annual Spring into Gardening session returns on Saturday, March 7, at Union Grove High School, 3433 S. Colony Ave., Union Grove. Registration is open through Feb. 24.

The day will commence with a keynote presentation, “Genetic Diversity and P...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Youth in Governance nominations being accepted through Jan. 31

2019-20 Youth in Governance class

Kenosha County is seeking nominations for the Youth in Governance Program for the 2020-21 program year.

Youth in Governance is a program that allows 14 youth (rising high school juniors and seniors) to sit on the seven County Board committees and provides ...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Regional expo to link employers with resources to hire work-ready, formerly incarcerated workers

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An upcoming expo aims to help employers struggling to find qualified workers to fill open positions.

The second annual Southeast Wisconsin Re-entry Employer Expo will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at Gateway Technical College’s...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Sustainability-themed tour at KD Park and neighboring farm to highlight prairies, pastures, pizza

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A sustainability themed tour that will conclude with locally sourced food and beverages will be held the evening of Thursday, Sept. 5, at Kenosha County’s KD Park.

The Twilight Tour will begin at KD Park, where Kenosha County Parks Director Matthew Collins...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

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

Hazardous waste

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

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

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