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Posted on: August 20, 2019

County’s bond rating remains at AA+ as rating agencies offer positive feedback, stable outlook

Kenosha County Administration Building sign

A pair of rating agencies recently reaffirmed Kenosha County’s AA+ bond rating, expressing their praise of the county’s fiscal management and expressing a favorable forecast for the future.

This comes as the county’s overall long-term obligations have decl...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Kenosha County Parks to host Picnic in the Park on Aug. 24

Picnic in the Park 2019

Kenosha County Parks’ annual Picnic in the Park will return to Petrifying Springs Park on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Following up on last year’s successful event, the daylong festivities will include live music, interactive kids’ activities and an evening firework...

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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: July 24, 2019

Was your great-grandmother a suffragist? Kenosha County Suffrage 100 releases 1915 list

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Want to know if someone related to you was involved when women received the right to vote a century ago?

Kenosha County Suffrage 100, a group dedicated to celebrating the history of women’s suffrage and the future of voting, this week released a curated li...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Medical examiner, Sheriff's Department make positive ID in 1988 John Doe homicide

1988 John Doe homicide

The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department are always committed to solving “Cold Cases” that remained open.

Using state-of-the-art fingerprint technology, the Medical Examiner’s Office was recently able to iden...

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

Officials mark debut of renovated Branch 1 courtroom

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Judge David Bastianelli, County Executive Jim Kreuser and Clerk of Courts Rebecca Matoska-Mentink cut the ribbon on Monday, July 15, in the newly remodeled Branch 1 Courtroom in the Kenosha County Courthouse.

Improvements to the courtroom include significa...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Preliminary work to begin on installation of traffic signals at Highway H and 65th Street

Intersection of Highway H and 65th Street

Construction activity is scheduled to begin the week of July 15 on the installation of traffic signals at the intersection of Kenosha County Highway H (88th Avenue) and 65th Street in the City of Kenosha.

Crews will begin groundwork related to the project....

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

Highway F to close at Highway 50 for summer-long utility, widening project

Looking south on Highway F from Highway 50

A short stretch of Kenosha County Highway F in the Village of Paddock Lake is scheduled to be closed to through traffic beginning Tuesday, July 2, and continuing until Oct. 8.

This closure affects the portion of Highway F (256th Avenue) starting at Highway...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Text-to-911 service now available across Kenosha County

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Mobile phone users in Kenosha County now have a new way to access emergency services.

Text-to-911 capabilities were recently enabled for all of the cellphone providers that serve the county, Kenosha Joint Services announced today.

But while people can now t...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

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

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Memorial Day Weekend will usher in a busy season of summer activities in Kenosha County’s parks, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The festivities kick off Friday, May 24, with the season kickoff at the Petrifying Springs Biergarten. On Saturda...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Kenosha County to host town hall meeting for veterans

2019 veterans town hall flyer

The Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services later this month will host an informative Town Hall Meeting on VA and TRICARE Benefits and a VA Commemoration Ceremony of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Veterans, active-duty military members and t...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Proposals sought for Silver Lake Park Beach concessions operation

Silver Lake Park Beach

The Kenosha County Division of Purchasing is accepting sealed proposals from vendors interested in providing concessions operations at Silver Lake Park Beach.

Proposals must be received by 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Purchasing Division on the...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Kreuser appoints steering committee for 2020 suffrage celebration

Susan B. Anthony

To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser has appointed a special steering committee to coordinate celebrations across the county i...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Kenosha County Tree Program adds online store

Maple trees

Kenosha County’s Tree and Shrub Program is now offering people the opportunity to make purchases through an online store.

The program, which has sold nearly one million trees to residents over the last 25 years, previously accepted orders only through pape...

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