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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: 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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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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Posted on: September 25, 2020

New session of Powerful Tools for Caregivers course begins Oct. 14

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The Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center is again offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a free, 6-week educational series designed by Stanford University to give you toolsto take care of yourself while caring for a loved one.

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Feeling stretched or overwhelmed as a caregiver? Join Powerful Tools for Caregivers, now online!

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The Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center is again offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a free, 6-week educational series designed by Stanford University to give you tools to take care of yourself while caring for a loved one.

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Kenosha County Opioid Task Force statement on dangerous narcotics

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The Kenosha County Opioid Task Force today released the following statement on what appears to be a more-dangerous-than-usual, potentially deadly supply of illicit drugs in our community:

“The Kenosha County Opioid Task Force has recently become ...

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center office to open July 6

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The Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center’s office will reopen Monday, July 6, 2020, along with many other county buildings. Appointments are strongly encouraged.

Most business may be conducted by phone or using remote video. Trai...

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

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: May 13, 2020

May is Mental Health Month – Be Kind to Your Mind

May is Mental Health Awareness Month[1]

Kenosha County residents are encouraged to Be Kind to Your Mind by attending a series of free virtual presentations celebrating mental health month in May.

We are facing unprecedented times and want to focus on helping improve your mental health. Many peop...

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Kenosha County ADRC offers grocery delivery program for seniors, people with disabilities

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Need help getting groceries while staying safer at home? The Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) can help bridge the gap for those who want to limit trips to public spaces or need help with online grocery shopping.

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View News Release Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Western Kenosha County Transit shifts to door-to-door service only

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Effective Monday, April 6, Western Kenosha County Transit, a public bus service, will shift to door-to-door service only. Current fixed routes will be temporarily suspended to adhere to Gov. Tony Evers’ Safer-at-Home order.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Western Transit service continuing; door-to-door service encouraged

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Western Kenosha County Transit is continuing to offer door-to-door and regular fixed-route public transit to Kenosha County residents west of I-94.

During Governor Tony Evers’ Safer-at-Home order, all riders needing to make essential trips are en...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

May 5, 2020, letter to Brookside residents and family members

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Brookside Administrator Lynda Bogdala’s latest letter to residents and family members, sent May 5, 2020, offers an update on steps being taken to protect against COVID-19 in our facility.

You can read the full letter here.

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020, letter to Brookside residents and families

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On April 6, 2020, Administrator Lynda Bogdala sent an update to residents and family members on the measures we are taking to protect our Brookside family from COVID-19. 

You can read the full letter here.

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Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020, letter to Brookside residents and families

On March 20, 2020, Brookside Administrator Lynda Bogdala sent a letter to residents and families, updating them on the preventative measures being taken to reduce the risk of COVID-19 entering the facility, and on the ways people can help residents while ...

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Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

COVID-19 update: Brookside now asking family, friends not to visit facility

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As we continue to react and adapt to the latest information regarding the spread of coronavirus, Brookside is now asking that family members and friends not visit our facility – regardless of whether they are feeling symptoms of illness.

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Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Letter to Brookside residents and family members regarding coronavirus

We know that you may be concerned about the spread of the 2019 coronavirus, and how it may impact us here at Brookside Care Center.

To that end, Brookside Administrator Lynda Bogdala and Kenosha County Division of Health Director Dr. Jennifer Freiheit have...

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Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center lands on Newsweek list of top nursing homes

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Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center is listed among Wisconsin’s top nursing homes in a new, national ranking compiled by Newsweek.

The report, published online last week, ranks Brookside as the fifth best nursing home in Wisconsin. It is the only nursin...

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News Flash

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: 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
Posted on: September 19, 2020

Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program celebrates another successful season

Fence painting during the 2020 Summer Youth Employment Program

Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program marked another successful year in 2020, providing work skills and life lessons to nearly 90 at-risk youth in the community.

The program, which recently wrapped up its 12th season, aims to teach the...

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View News Release Children and Family Services
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Strong Family Awards presented to 2 Kenosha-area families

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Two local families were the recipients of this year’s Kenosha County Strong Family Awards, presented Thursday, April 30.

The honorees were Rachael Comstock and Megan Mercer and their respective families.

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

2020 Strong Family Awards to be presented in April 30 Facebook Live stream

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The Kenosha County Turn the Town Blue Committee will present its annual Strong Family Awards in a Facebook Live stream at noon Thursday, April 30.

The presentation caps off Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month, which is observed each April. It will be ...

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View News Release Children and Family Services
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Nominations sought for 2020 Strong Family Awards

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The Kenosha County Turn the Town Blue Committee is seeking nominations for its annual Strong Family Awards.

Granted each year during April, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month, the awards honor local families that demonstrate the qualities of the five...

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Children and Family Services
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Feeding families and having fun: DCFS staff holds 9th annual Feed 100 Families Food Drive

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Feeding families and having fun.

These are the goals of the Kenosha County Division of Children and Family Services’ annual Feed 100 Families Food Drive, which took place Dec. 7 at the Job Center building.

For the ninth year in a row, staff member...

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Children and Family Services
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Summer Youth Employment Program continues to provide jobs, life lessons for at-risk youth

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Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment program wrapped up another successful season on Wednesday, with the dedication of a new mural at the Kenosha County Job Center.

The program, established in 2009, aims to provide at-risk youth with job and life-skill...

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

National Night Out events to be held across Kenosha County on Aug. 6

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National Night Out will be celebrated at four Kenosha locations and one in Twin Lakes from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019.

The Kenosha locations are: The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, 1330 52nd St.; Lincoln Park, 6900 18th Ave.; St. John...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Kenosha County Courthouse to reopen after Labor Day

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The Kenosha County Courthouse will reopen to the public on Tuesday, Sept. 8, Kenosha County Clerk of Courts Rebecca Matoska-Mentink announced today.

Court operations will resume in the same manner as before the recent unrest that caused the closure of the ...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Kenosha County Circuit Court to resume operations on primarily virtual basis

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The Kenosha County Circuit Court is entering into its plan for a continuity of operations during this period of civil unrest.

Beginning Thursday, Aug. 27, all court operations will resume, primarily in a virtual setting, Kenosha County Clerk of Courts Rebe...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Kenosha County Circuit Court to resume jury trials on Aug. 31

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The Kenosha County Circuit Court will resume conducting jury trials on Aug. 31, with safety protocols in place, Chief Judge Jason Rossell and Clerk of Circuit Court Rebecca Matoska-Mentink announced today.

Remote, video conferenced hearings will continue t...

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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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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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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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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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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: July 30, 2020

County clerk: Before saying ‘I do,’ you do need to schedule a marriage license appointment

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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 marriage license application.

The County Clerk’s Office reopened for in-person services along with other Kenosha...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Kenosha County Clerk advises of guidelines for voting absentee in Aug. 11 partisan primary election

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In-person absentee voting for the Aug. 11 partisan primary election is now underway at municipal clerks’ offices across Kenosha County, while the window to request an absentee ballot by mail remains open until Aug. 6, County Clerk Regi Bachochin...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Chairman O’Day announces 2020-’22 County Board committee assignments

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New Kenosha County Board Chairman John J. O’Day recently announced his committee assignments for the new board term, which will continue until April 2022.

O’Day, a 24-year veteran of the board, was elected by his board colleagues on Apr...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Public invited to listen in on latest County Board COVID-19 teleconference at 7:30 p.m. April 7

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Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit will again brief the County Board on the latest in the fight against COVID-19 in a teleconference at 7:30 p.m. this Tuesday, April 7.

The public is invited to listen in by calling 408-418-9388 and entering the...

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County Clerk News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Clerk urges people to vote absentee for April 7 election; online registration deadline extended

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As the April 7 election draws near and with the governor’s “Safer at Home” order in place, Kenosha County Clerk Regi Bachochin continues to strongly urge people to vote absentee.

To that end, the state has extended its deadlin...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

County Board to hold March 17 emergency teleconference for COVID-19 briefing

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The March 17, 2020, regular meeting of the Kenosha County Board has been canceled. However, the board will meet in a teleconference to hear a briefing on the COVID-19 emergency from Kenosha County Health Director Jen Freiheit.

This briefing will begin at 7...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Kenosha County clerk encourages voters to vote absentee for April 7 election

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Because of the COVID-19 situation, voters in Kenosha County are strongly urged to act now to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary, County Clerk Regi Bachochin said today.

“Polls will be open in Kenosha...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

County Board confirms appointment of new County Clerk Regi Bachochin

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The Kenosha County Board on Tuesday night voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Regi Bachochin as county clerk.

This action will allow Bachochin to fill out the remainder of former County Clerk Mary T. Kubicki’s term, which ends in Janu...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Regi Bachochin named as county clerk appointee

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Longtime County Clerk’s Office staff member Regi Bachochin will be appointed to the clerk’s position pending a vote of the County Board, board Chairman Daniel Esposito announced today.

Bachochin, the chief deputy clerk, has been serving...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: December 26, 2019

Kenosha County Clerk Mary T. Kubicki to retire Dec. 31

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Kenosha County Clerk Mary T. Kubicki will retire on Dec. 31, 2019, ending an 11-year tenure in office and a 41-year career with the county.

“Sometimes you just know when the timing is right,” Kubicki said. “I turned 65 in Nove...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

County Clerk's Office changes hours for passport applicants

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Effective immediately, the Kenosha County Clerk’s Office has changed the hours that it accepts passport applications.

Applications will now be accepted by appointment only from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays only. Applicants may schedule an appoi...

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View News Release County Clerk News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Laura Belsky appointed to fill 4th District County Board seat

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Kenosha County Board Chairman Daniel Esposito tonight announced his appointment of Laura Belsky to fill the vacant 4th District seat on the County Board.

The board then immediately approved Belsky’s appointment on a voice vote with no opposition....

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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

Dr. Rita Ventura

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.

“It’s seemed like a long winter, but spring is ...

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Posted on: March 7, 2021

County Executive Kreuser to retire at end of current term

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser

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 tree and sh...

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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.

This easy-to-us...

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Posted on: September 19, 2020

Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program celebrates another successful season

Fence painting during the 2020 Summer Youth Employment Program

Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program marked another successful year in 2020, providing work skills and life lessons to nearly 90 at-risk youth in the community.

The program, which recently wrapped up its 12th season, aims to teach the...

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Posted on: September 5, 2020

POW/MIA chair dedication to be held Sept. 18 at Kenosha County Center

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As National Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day approaches, a new memorial in the Kenosha County Center in Bristol will be dedicated later this month.

A POW/MIA Honor Chair will be located in the commons area at the County Center, located at...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Kreuser: Body cameras for Sheriff’s Department will be funded in 2021

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today affirmed his commitment to funding body camera equipment for the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.

Kreuser said funding for body cameras will be included in the budget that he will present to the Coun...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Statement by Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser at Aug. 28 news conference

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser made the following comments at today’s news conference on the unrest in the community:

“On behalf of County Board Chairman John O’Day, I am grateful to be here today after the second straig...

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County Executive News Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2020

County executive, mayor call for additional National Guard troops after another night of unrest

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and Mayor John Antaramian today received a commitment from Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin National Guard that many more troops will be arriving in Kenosha beginning this evening.

Kreuser and Antaramian requested addi...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Statement by Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser on officer-involved shooting, unrest in community

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today released the following statement regarding the Aug. 23, 2020, officer-involved shooting and the subsequent unrest in the community:

"The events that unfolded in our community over the last 24 hours are nothin...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

City of Kenosha Complete Count Committee to hold 2020 Census events Aug. 24-28

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The City of Kenosha Complete Count Committee has organized a series of events during Kenosha Be Counted Week, Aug. 23-29, to help residents complete their 2020 Census forms. 

Internet access and assistance from census staff will be available at di...

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County Executive News Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Statement from the Kenosha County Office of the Corporation Counsel regarding mask mandates

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July 16, 2020, statement from the Kenosha County Office of the Corporation Counsel regarding a mask mandate:

In the wake of similar actions in Dane County and the City of Milwaukee, some individuals have asked whether Kenosha County would consider adopting...

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County Executive News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Kenosha County offices to begin phased-in reopening

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Kenosha County government offices will begin a phased-in reopening on Monday, June 29, when the County Treasurer’s Office will open to begin accepting property tax payments.

All other county offices will reopen to the public on July 6, though man...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Link to sign on to the Declaration of Racism as a Public Health Crisis

In his 2020 State of the County address, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser encouraged County Board supervisors and members of the public to sign on to the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute’s declaration of racism as a public...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Kreuser’s State of the County credits community for resilience, calls for concerted action on racism

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser delivered his State of the County address to the County Board Tuesday night, lauding the community for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic while calling for action to battle systemic racism in our society.

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Kreuser’s State of the County address to call for action on racism as a public health crisis

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser’s upcoming State of the County address will include a call for the County Board to adopt a resolution declaring racism to be a public health crisis.

County Board Supervisor Laura Belsky and the Kenosha County ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2020

New path and bridge alongside Highway C latest addition to Kenosha County’s multiuse trail system

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and other local officials gathered this morning to celebrate the formal opening of a new shared-use path alongside Highway C in the Village of Pleasant Prairie.

The roughly mile-long multiuse trail runs from 114th Avenu...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Bike-to-Work Weeks in Kenosha County are June 6-20

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This year’s Bike-to-Work Weeks in Kenosha County are June 6-20, County Executive Jim Kreuser and Mayor John Antaramian announced today.

And whether you’re commuting to your job or working from home right now, it’s a great time...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

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

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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.

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Local officials urge compliance with governor's 'safer-at-home' order

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Local officials today urged residents to comply with Gov. Tony Evers’ order to stay in their homes to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

“We need to keep each other safe by staying at home,” said Kenosha County Executive Jim Kr...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Kenosha County elected officials announce modified procedures during COVID-19 shutdown

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The Kenosha County Clerk, Treasurer and Register of Deeds offices have established how they will handle their constitutional duties and serve the public while the county’s nonessential operations are affected by the COVID-19 emergency.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Kenosha County to suspend nonessential services; many employees to work remotely

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Kenosha County will temporarily shut down nonessential services and close most of its facilities to the public by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

This step, aimed at preventing the further spread of COVID-19 in the...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Kenosha County now under State of Emergency as coronavirus precautions ramp up

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County Executive Jim Kreuser today declared a State of Emergency in Kenosha County in an effort to guard against the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

As of this afternoon, (March 12) there remain no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Kenosha County.

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

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

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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 2.

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

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

$10,000 donation from Oktoberfest group to fund design of future band shelter in Old Settlers Park

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Design work on a long-awaited band shelter at Old Settlers Park will begin, thanks to a $10,000 donation from the nonprofit Old Settlers Oktoberfest Inc.

To date, the Oktoberfest group has raised roughly $90,000 from the one-day event that it holds each Se...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

As 2020 Census approaches, Kenosha County urges all residents to respond

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Soon it will be time for people across the nation to respond to the 2020 U.S. Census, and Kenosha County is striving for full participation from its residents. 

County Executive Jim Kreuser said it is crucial for residents to respond to the census...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Kenosha County Tree Program continues with online ordering system

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For the second year in a row, the Kenosha County Tree and Shrub program is taking orders exclusively through an online system.

The online store is simple to use and includes full-color images and descriptions of the varieties available for purchase.

Over th...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Summer Youth Employment Program continues to provide jobs, life lessons for at-risk youth

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Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment program wrapped up another successful season on Wednesday, with the dedication of a new mural at the Kenosha County Job Center.

The program, established in 2009, aims to provide at-risk youth with job and ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Wisconsin Active Together honors Kenosha County for its efforts to promote walking, bicycling

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Kenosha County is being recognized as a Wisconsin Active Together Community for its commitment to bolstering quality of life by making it easier for people to walk, bike and be active.

The honor, announced last week, was granted specifically to the Kenosha...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center lands on Newsweek list of top nursing homes

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Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center is listed among Wisconsin’s top nursing homes in a new, national ranking compiled by Newsweek.

The report, published online last week, ranks Brookside as the fifth best nursing home in Wisconsin. I...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Medication collection event to be held at Kenosha County Center on Oct. 26

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Kenosha County will participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.

Residents are encouraged to bring unwanted, unused prescription and over-the-counter medications...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Kreuser’s 2020 budget plan zeroes in on law enforcement, infrastructure

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Law Enforcement and infrastructure are the themes of the 2020 proposed budget that Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser presented to the County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 1.

Included in the proposed budget is the contract settlement with the Kenosha Coun...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Kenosha County to host Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park on Sept. 28

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites bike riders of all ability levels to participate in the 10th Annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 28.

“It will be a great day to trade four wheels for t...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Annual Pike River Cleanup event to be held Saturday, Sept. 21

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The Kenosha Sportfishing and Conservation Association is seeking volunteers for its annual Pike River Cleanup, to be held 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 21.

This event, aimed at further improving the health of the Pike River, is supported by K...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

POW/MIA chair dedication to be held Sept. 19 in Kenosha County Board chambers

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As National Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day approaches, a new memorial in the Kenosha County Administration Building will debut later this month.

A POW/MIA Honor Chair will be located in the lobby outside of the County Board chambers and...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

9th Annual Oktoberfest celebration returns to Old Settlers Park on Sept. 14

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The 9th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest will be held noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 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 show, kid...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

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

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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

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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: July 30, 2019

National Night Out events to be held across Kenosha County on Aug. 6

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National Night Out will be celebrated at four Kenosha locations and one in Twin Lakes from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019.

The Kenosha locations are: The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, 1330 52nd St.; Lincoln Park, 6900 18th Ave.; St. John...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Kenosha County Dog Parks to close as safeguard against spread of COVID-19

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Based on the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and updated recommendations on COVID-19, the Kenosha County Dog Parks will be closed temporarily effective Friday, April 24.

The closure will continue until further notice,...

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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.

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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 29, 2020

COVID-19 testing to be offered at Kenosha County Job Center Oct. 2-3, 5-6

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The Wisconsin National Guard will conduct free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2 and 3, and Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 5 and 6, at the Kenosha County Job Center.

Testing will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on each of these days...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Kenosha County food pantry needs as of Sept. 25

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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: August 28, 2020

Kenosha County food pantry needs as of Aug. 28

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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 publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

UW-Parkside staff member tests positive for COVID-19

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A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, the Kenosha County Division of Health and UW-Parkside announced jointly today.

One staff member tested positive and is presently in isolation, per Wisconsin Department of Health ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2020

National Guard to conduct COVID-19 testing Aug. 3-5 at Brass Community School

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Free, drive-thru or walk-thru COVID-19 testing for the public will be offered Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 3-5 at Brass Community School in Kenosha.

This is the latest round of local testing by the Wisconsin National Guard, and the last one scheduled for...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of July 31

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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 publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Division of Health stresses importance of quarantining while waiting for COVID-19 test results

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In light of a recent increase in COVID-19 testing locally, the Kenosha County Division of Health is reminding those who have been tested to self-quarantine until they receive their results.

A total of 1,992 people were tested Thursday through Saturday at a...

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Posted on: July 18, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of July 18

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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 publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing available at UW-Parkside July 16-18

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The Wisconsin National Guard is coming to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside this week to provide three days of free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing to the public.

Testing will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 16-18, in Park...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of July 2

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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 publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Division of Health makes changes to Kenosha County Kickstart data dashboard

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The Kenosha County Division of Health last week made changes to the COVID-19 data that it provides to the public, in an effort to better represent how the virus is affecting the community.

These changes were made to the Kenosha County Kickstart dashboard, ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of June 26

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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 publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Wisconsin National Guard to offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Kenosha June 23 and 24

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The Wisconsin National Guard will return to Kenosha County to conduct two days of drive-thru COVID-19 testing for the public this Tuesday and Wednesday, June 23 and 24.

This round of testing will occur outside the Kenosha Municipal Building, 625 52nd St.

Te...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of June 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 publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Some private nonprofits may apply for FEMA aid to cover COVID-19 costs

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Certain private nonprofit organizations in the community are eligible to apply for funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance program to help cover the costs of COVID-19 response efforts.

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Wisconsin National Guard to provide COVID-19 testing June 1-6 at Westosha Central High School

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The Kenosha County Division of Health, in partnership with the Wisconsin National Guard, will offer a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site during the week of June 1 at Westosha Central High School in the Village of Paddock Lake.

Anyone ages 5 and up can be tes...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

UPDATED: Drive-thru COVID-19 testing center to operate June 4, 5 and 6 at Tremper High School

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The Kenosha County Division of Health and the Wisconsin National Guard will offer another drive-thru COVID-19 testing site this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 4, 5 and 6, at Tremper High School in Kenosha.

Anyone ages 5 and up can be tested, regardles...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

45 positive COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths at Kenosha Estates Living and Care Center

Forty-five residents of a Kenosha long-term care facility have tested positive for COVID-19, with three fatalities, the Kenosha County Division of Health announced today.

These cases have occurred at Kenosha Estates Living and Care Center, a skilled nursin...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Positive cases of COVID-19 ID'd in seven local establishments

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Known positive cases of COVID-19 have emerged at seven establishments in Kenosha County, the Division of Health announced today.

The Division of Health is disclosing the establishments in cooperation with the businesses, in an effort to slow the spread of ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, May 30, 2020

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In the final installment of the Kenosha County Joint Information Center’s COVID-19 FAQ series, Kenosha County Division of Health Communicable Disease Supervisor Amanda Tuura summarizes the public guidance in the Kenosha County Kickstart plan, an...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of May 27

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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 publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Finalized Kenosha County Kickstart plan offers reopening guidance to businesses, organizations

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The City and County of Kenosha, in partnership with the Kenosha Area Business Alliance, today released the final draft of a plan to help guide businesses through the process of restarting operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Six COVID-19 fatalities reported at local long-term care facility

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Six COVID-19-positive residents of a long-term care facility in the City of Kenosha have died in recent weeks, the Kenosha County Division of Health announced today.

The deaths occurred at The Bay at Sheridan Health and Rehabilitation Center, 8400 Sheridan...

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Posted on: May 23, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, May 23, 2020

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This week’s COVID-19 FAQs from the Kenosha County Joint Information Center are a special edition, geared toward members of our Spanish-speaking community.

The questions were answered by members of the Kenosha County Division of Health and present...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of May 21, 2020

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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 publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

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Posted on: May 16, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 statement, May 16, 2020

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This week, in lieu of its weekly COVID-19 frequently asked questions, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is presenting a statement in the wake of the sunset of the Safer-at-Home order.

The statement, delivered by Kenosha Police Lt. Joe Nosalik on ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of May 15, 2020

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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 publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

City, county, KABA unveil draft of Kenosha County Kickstart plan to restart local economy

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Local officials today released a draft of a plan that outlines a series of best practices to help local businesses restart after the COVID-19 shutdown, while also promoting public health and safety.

The Kenosha County Kickstart plan includes recommendation...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

County executive, mayor affirm support for countywide adoption of Safer-at-Home Order

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and City of Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian today affirmed their support for Wednesday night’s local adoption of the state’s Safer-at-Home Order.

Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit issued t...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Kenosha County Kickstart oversight committee to review recommendations for economic restart

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An oversight committee charged with reviewing recommendations to reignite Kenosha County’s economy in the wake of COVID-19 will convene for the first time on Thursday.

The initiative, called “Kenosha County Kickstart,” strives...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Free, no-appointment-needed COVID-19 testing available in Burlington, Milwaukee

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is encouraging people who are seeking COVID-19 testing and have been otherwise unable to obtain it to utilize the no-appointment-needed, drive-thru sites now operating in Burlington and Milwaukee.

There is no charge fo...

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Posted on: May 9, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, May 9, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center today presents the latest installment of its series answering the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at COVID19@kenoshacounty.org...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

National Guard partners with Kenosha County on COVID-19 testing at select private employers

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In an effort to contain localized outbreaks of COVID-19, the Kenosha County Division of Health has partnered with the Wisconsin National Guard to conduct testing at select private employers.

This testing has occurred over the last week and may continue in ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of May 6, 2020

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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 publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

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Posted on: May 2, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, May 2, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is presenting the latest in its series answering the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at COVID19@kenoshacounty.org. Those asked...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of April 30, 2020

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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 publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

KCHC, Kenosha County Division of Health open drive-thru COVID-19 testing center at Gateway

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An effort to test a higher percentage of Kenosha County residents for COVID-19 began this morning, with the opening of a new, drive-thru testing site in a parking lot at Gateway Technical College’s Kenosha Campus.

A joint venture between the Keno...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing center to open on Gateway campus

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The Kenosha Community Health Center, in cooperation with the Kenosha County Division of Health and Gateway Technical College, will open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site later this week.

This site will be available to patients who have been selected by he...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Wisconsin National Guard to offer COVID-19 testing assistance at Detention Center, Pretrial Facility

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Members of the Wisconsin National Guard will be coming to Kenosha County this week to assist with COVID-19 testing at the Kenosha County Detention Center and Pretrial Facility.

All inmates and employees at these facilities are being tested in an effort to ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health projections show success of ongoing social distancing requirements

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A projection model used by the Kenosha County Division of Health suggests that current public health measures are “flattening the curve” and continued social distancing would significantly reduce total infections and hospitalizations l...

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Posted on: April 25, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 25, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center this week is presenting the fifth in its ongoing series answering the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at COVID19@kenoshacounty...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Local food pantries list needs as COVID-19 response continues

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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 publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Kenosha County residents using 2-1-1 frequently to access COVID-19 information

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Kenosha County residents are embracing using the 2-1-1 system as a pipeline to information and resources related to COVID-19.

Among Wisconsin’s counties that are using the system, Kenosha County ranks second behind only Milwaukee County in terms ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health seeking donations of cloth masks, gowns

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is in need of donations of cloth masks and gowns.

Masks are being dropped off to residents who test positive for COVID-19 and their close contacts.

Cloth masks and gowns are also needed for long-term care and assisted l...

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Posted on: April 18, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 18, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is back this week with more answers to the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at COVID19@kenoshacounty.org. Those asked most freq...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Kenosha County reports first cases of COVID-19 in long-term care facility

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Kenosha County now has its first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a long-term care facility, the Division of Health announced today.

The cases involve five residents and two employees of Parkside Manor, 6300 67th St., in Kenosha. These individuals are not ho...

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Posted on: April 11, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 11, 2020

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For the third straight week, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is answering the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at COVID19@kenoshacounty.o...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

UPDATED: Division of Health urges people to stay safe by practicing religion, spirituality from home

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Note: This news release has been updated to reflect Gov. Tony Evers’ announcement Friday that worship services in parking lots, in which attendees remain in their vehicles, are permitted under the Stay-at-Home order.

As Passover begins today and ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Health officer encourages use of cloth face coverings to help slow spread of COVID-19

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Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit is encouraging the public to follow a recent federal recommendation, urging people to wear a cloth face covering in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

The Centers for D...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Kenosha County records first COVID-19 death

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Kenosha County officials regret to announce today that the first Kenosha County resident has died from complications of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall said the deceased individual is an 85-year-o...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 4, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is continuing to provide answers to the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at COVID19@kenoshacounty.org, an...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Kenosha County debuts new COVID-19 Information Hub

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A new, enhanced COVID-19 Information Hub is now available at www.kenoshacounty.org/covid-19, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center announced today.

The site offers links to relevant resources, answers to frequently asked questions and regularly updat...

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, March 28, 2020

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In the interest of providing answers to the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center has implemented a question-and-answer program.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Reminder from the Kenosha County Division of Health on COVID-19 testing guidelines

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The Kenosha County Division of Health would like to remind citizens of the following with regard to to getting tested for COVID-19:  

Under guidelines from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, you will be given priority for testing if you ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Local officials urge compliance with governor's 'safer-at-home' order

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Local officials today urged residents to comply with Gov. Tony Evers’ order to stay in their homes to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

“We need to keep each other safe by staying at home,” said Kenosha County Executive Jim Kr...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Joint Information Center formed within Kenosha County Emergency Operations Center

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Kenosha County Emergency Operations Center (E.O.C.) met in response to the National, State and County declarations of emergency, regarding the COVID-19 public health crisis. The Kenosha County E.O.C. is comprised of governm...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

County executive declares state of emergency in response to lakefront damage from Jan. 10-12 storm

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County Executive Jim Kreuser on Jan. 24, 2020, declared a state of emergency in Kenosha County in response to the significant Lake Michigan shoreline damage caused by the Jan. 10-12 storm. This declaration is an effort to help the county and affected muni...

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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: April 23, 2020

Kenosha County golf courses to reopen Friday, April 24

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Kenosha County’s golf courses, Brighton Dale Links and Petrifying Springs Golf Course, will reopen at 8 a.m. Friday, April 24, General Manager of Golf Operations Daniel Drier announced today.

Golfers will be required to walk the courses, as carts...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

2020 golf season to begin at Kenosha County’s Brighton Dale Links, Petrifying Springs Golf Course

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The 2020 golf season at Brighton Dale Links and Petrifying Springs Golf course will begin Thursday March 12, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

“Spring is here — it’s time to hit the links,” Kreuser said. ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

Petrifying Springs Golf Course now offering year-round experience with golf simulator

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Golfers can now enjoy Petrifying Springs Golf Course year-round, with the addition of a FlightScope golf simulator.

“We’re excited to offer this amenity to our customers,” said Daniel Drier, Kenosha County’s general ...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Brighton Dale Links now closed for the season; golf and holiday sale continue at Petrifying Springs

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One of Kenosha County’s two golf facilities has closed for the season, while the other will remain open until further notice, weather dependent.

Brighton Dale Links closed Tuesday, ahead of schedule due to cold and wet course conditions, said Dan...

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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 Prevention’s acti...

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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.

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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 29, 2020

COVID-19 testing to be offered at Kenosha County Job Center Oct. 2-3, 5-6

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The Wisconsin National Guard will conduct free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2 and 3, and Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 5 and 6, at the Kenosha County Job Center.

Testing will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on each of these days...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

UW-Parkside staff member tests positive for COVID-19

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A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, the Kenosha County Division of Health and UW-Parkside announced jointly today.

One staff member tested positive and is presently in isolation, per Wisconsin Department of Health ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2020

National Guard to conduct COVID-19 testing Aug. 3-5 at Brass Community School

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Free, drive-thru or walk-thru COVID-19 testing for the public will be offered Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 3-5 at Brass Community School in Kenosha.

This is the latest round of local testing by the Wisconsin National Guard, and the last one scheduled for...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Kenosha County Opioid Task Force statement on dangerous narcotics

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The Kenosha County Opioid Task Force today released the following statement on what appears to be a more-dangerous-than-usual, potentially deadly supply of illicit drugs in our community:

“The Kenosha County Opioid Task Force has recently become ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Division of Health stresses importance of quarantining while waiting for COVID-19 test results

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In light of a recent increase in COVID-19 testing locally, the Kenosha County Division of Health is reminding those who have been tested to self-quarantine until they receive their results.

A total of 1,992 people were tested Thursday through Saturday at a...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing available at UW-Parkside July 16-18

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The Wisconsin National Guard is coming to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside this week to provide three days of free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing to the public.

Testing will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 16-18, in Park...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health resumes vaccination services

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After a break in offering immunizations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kenosha County Division of Health will again offer all immunizations starting on Monday, July 6, 2020.

As a precautionary measure to protect the public and staff, the Division of Hea...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Division of Health makes changes to Kenosha County Kickstart data dashboard

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The Kenosha County Division of Health last week made changes to the COVID-19 data that it provides to the public, in an effort to better represent how the virus is affecting the community.

These changes were made to the Kenosha County Kickstart dashboard, ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Wisconsin National Guard to offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Kenosha June 23 and 24

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The Wisconsin National Guard will return to Kenosha County to conduct two days of drive-thru COVID-19 testing for the public this Tuesday and Wednesday, June 23 and 24.

This round of testing will occur outside the Kenosha Municipal Building, 625 52nd St.

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Concentration of suspected opioid overdoses prompts additional Narcan training

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The Kenosha Fire Department, Kenosha County Opioid Task Force, Kenosha County Office of the Medical Examiner and the Kenosha County Division of Health want to alert the public of a recent concentration of suspected opioid-related overdoses in the City of ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health seeks clinical professionals to assist with disease investigation

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is looking for people with clinical backgrounds to assist with COVID-19 Positive Case Disease Investigation.

Applications for limited-term disease investigator positions are being taken at https://www.kenoshacounty.org...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

UPDATED: Drive-thru COVID-19 testing center to operate June 4, 5 and 6 at Tremper High School

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The Kenosha County Division of Health and the Wisconsin National Guard will offer another drive-thru COVID-19 testing site this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 4, 5 and 6, at Tremper High School in Kenosha.

Anyone ages 5 and up can be tested, regardles...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

45 positive COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths at Kenosha Estates Living and Care Center

Forty-five residents of a Kenosha long-term care facility have tested positive for COVID-19, with three fatalities, the Kenosha County Division of Health announced today.

These cases have occurred at Kenosha Estates Living and Care Center, a skilled nursin...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Positive cases of COVID-19 ID'd in seven local establishments

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Known positive cases of COVID-19 have emerged at seven establishments in Kenosha County, the Division of Health announced today.

The Division of Health is disclosing the establishments in cooperation with the businesses, in an effort to slow the spread of ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Wisconsin National Guard to provide COVID-19 testing June 1-6 at Westosha Central High School

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The Kenosha County Division of Health, in partnership with the Wisconsin National Guard, will offer a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site during the week of June 1 at Westosha Central High School in the Village of Paddock Lake.

Anyone ages 5 and up can be tes...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Finalized Kenosha County Kickstart plan offers reopening guidance to businesses, organizations

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The City and County of Kenosha, in partnership with the Kenosha Area Business Alliance, today released the final draft of a plan to help guide businesses through the process of restarting operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Six COVID-19 fatalities reported at local long-term care facility

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Six COVID-19-positive residents of a long-term care facility in the City of Kenosha have died in recent weeks, the Kenosha County Division of Health announced today.

The deaths occurred at The Bay at Sheridan Health and Rehabilitation Center, 8400 Sheridan...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

City, county, KABA unveil draft of Kenosha County Kickstart plan to restart local economy

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Local officials today released a draft of a plan that outlines a series of best practices to help local businesses restart after the COVID-19 shutdown, while also promoting public health and safety.

The Kenosha County Kickstart plan includes recommendation...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Kenosha County withdraws local order on Safer-at-Home

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In response to differing and updated legal guidance, Kenosha County is immediately withdrawing its local action that continued the provisions of the state’s Safer-at-Home Order, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced tonight.

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Local action maintains May 26 expiration of Safer-at-Home order within Kenosha County

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In response to today’s Wisconsin Supreme Court decision overturning the state’s Safer-at-Home Order, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit tonight issued a local order continuing the regulations within the county until May 26....

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Kenosha County Kickstart oversight committee to review recommendations for economic restart

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An oversight committee charged with reviewing recommendations to reignite Kenosha County’s economy in the wake of COVID-19 will convene for the first time on Thursday.

The initiative, called “Kenosha County Kickstart,” strives...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Free, no-appointment-needed COVID-19 testing available in Burlington, Milwaukee

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is encouraging people who are seeking COVID-19 testing and have been otherwise unable to obtain it to utilize the no-appointment-needed, drive-thru sites now operating in Burlington and Milwaukee.

There is no charge fo...

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Posted on: May 9, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, May 9, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center today presents the latest installment of its series answering the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at COVID19@kenoshacounty.org...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

National Guard partners with Kenosha County on COVID-19 testing at select private employers

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In an effort to contain localized outbreaks of COVID-19, the Kenosha County Division of Health has partnered with the Wisconsin National Guard to conduct testing at select private employers.

This testing has occurred over the last week and may continue in ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, May 2, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is presenting the latest in its series answering the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at COVID19@kenoshacounty.org. Those asked...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

KCHC, Kenosha County Division of Health open drive-thru COVID-19 testing center at Gateway

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An effort to test a higher percentage of Kenosha County residents for COVID-19 began this morning, with the opening of a new, drive-thru testing site in a parking lot at Gateway Technical College’s Kenosha Campus.

A joint venture between the Keno...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing center to open on Gateway campus

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The Kenosha Community Health Center, in cooperation with the Kenosha County Division of Health and Gateway Technical College, will open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site later this week.

This site will be available to patients who have been selected by he...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Wisconsin National Guard to offer COVID-19 testing assistance at Detention Center, Pretrial Facility

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Members of the Wisconsin National Guard will be coming to Kenosha County this week to assist with COVID-19 testing at the Kenosha County Detention Center and Pretrial Facility.

All inmates and employees at these facilities are being tested in an effort to ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health projections show success of ongoing social distancing requirements

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A projection model used by the Kenosha County Division of Health suggests that current public health measures are “flattening the curve” and continued social distancing would significantly reduce total infections and hospitalizations l...

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Posted on: April 25, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 25, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center this week is presenting the fifth in its ongoing series answering the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at COVID19@kenoshacounty...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Kenosha County residents using 2-1-1 frequently to access COVID-19 information

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Kenosha County residents are embracing using the 2-1-1 system as a pipeline to information and resources related to COVID-19.

Among Wisconsin’s counties that are using the system, Kenosha County ranks second behind only Milwaukee County in terms ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health seeking donations of cloth masks, gowns

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is in need of donations of cloth masks and gowns.

Masks are being dropped off to residents who test positive for COVID-19 and their close contacts.

Cloth masks and gowns are also needed for long-term care and assisted l...

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Posted on: April 18, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 18, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is back this week with more answers to the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at COVID19@kenoshacounty.org. Those asked most freq...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Kenosha County reports first cases of COVID-19 in long-term care facility

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Kenosha County now has its first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a long-term care facility, the Division of Health announced today.

The cases involve five residents and two employees of Parkside Manor, 6300 67th St., in Kenosha. These individuals are not ho...

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Posted on: April 11, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 11, 2020

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For the third straight week, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is answering the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at COVID19@kenoshacounty.o...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

UPDATED: Division of Health urges people to stay safe by practicing religion, spirituality from home

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Note: This news release has been updated to reflect Gov. Tony Evers’ announcement Friday that worship services in parking lots, in which attendees remain in their vehicles, are permitted under the Stay-at-Home order.

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Health officer encourages use of cloth face coverings to help slow spread of COVID-19

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Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit is encouraging the public to follow a recent federal recommendation, urging people to wear a cloth face covering in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Kenosha County records first COVID-19 death

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Kenosha County officials regret to announce today that the first Kenosha County resident has died from complications of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall said the deceased individual is an 85-year-o...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 4, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is continuing to provide answers to the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at COVID19@kenoshacounty.org, an...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Kenosha County debuts new COVID-19 Information Hub

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A new, enhanced COVID-19 Information Hub is now available at www.kenoshacounty.org/covid-19, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center announced today.

The site offers links to relevant resources, answers to frequently asked questions and regularly updat...

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, March 28, 2020

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In the interest of providing answers to the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center has implemented a question-and-answer program.

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Reminder from the Kenosha County Division of Health on COVID-19 testing guidelines

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The Kenosha County Division of Health would like to remind citizens of the following with regard to to getting tested for COVID-19:  

Under guidelines from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, you will be given priority for testing if you ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

State of Wisconsin provides guidance on COVID-19 testing criteria

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Due to a national shortage of COVID-19 laboratory testing materials, the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene and the Milwaukee Health Department Laboratory are limiting testing to the highest-priority patients and health care workers.

This guideline, ann...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Kenosha County reports first confirmed case of COVID-19

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The first confirmed case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has been recorded by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Kenosha County Division of Health reported today.

The infected individual is a 59-year-old female with no travel history.

After testing,...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Kenosha County now under State of Emergency as coronavirus precautions ramp up

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County Executive Jim Kreuser today declared a State of Emergency in Kenosha County in an effort to guard against the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

As of this afternoon, (March 12) there remain no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Kenosha County.

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Division of Health announces COVID-19 guidelines for long-term care facilities and visitors

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As national concern about the spread of the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) grows, the Kenosha County Division of Health today released a series of guidelines for people to consider before visiting local long-term care facilities.

As of March 11 2020, there re...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health still closely monitoring COVID-19, formerly known as coronavirus

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The Kenosha County Division of Health, along with state and federal partners, continues to closely monitor the outbreak of the COVID-19 respiratory illness – formerly referred to as coronavirus – that was first detected in Wuhan, China...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Concentration of suspected opioid overdoses prompts additional Narcan training

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In response to a concentration of suspected opioid overdoses in the Uptown area, the Kenosha County Division of Health and the Kenosha Public Library are partnering to offer a FREE Narcan training at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Uptown Library, 2419 63r...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health continues to closely monitor coronavirus outbreak

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The Kenosha County Division of Health, along with state and federal partners, is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that was first detected in Wuhan, China, and continues to expand.

Five ca...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health offering half-price test kits throughout Radon Action Month

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January is Radon Action Month, and the Kenosha County Division of Health is again offering home test kits for half price, just $5.

People are encouraged to test their homes for elevated levels of this odorless, radioactive gas that is the nation’...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Outbreak of Hepatitis A infections potentially linked to fresh blackberries

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising the public of an ongoing outbreak of illnesses caused by Hepatitis A, potentially linked to fresh blackberries purchased from Woodman's Food Market and Fresh Thyme Farmers Market during the period...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Wisconsin health officials find E. Coli 0157 in bagged romaine salad from Salinas Valley, Calif.

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services this week announced that food safety officials found E. coli 0157 bacteria in an unopened bag of pre-washed, chopped romaine lettuce collected from an ill person's home.

As an investigation into a multistate outb...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

‘Fall back’ while checking your carbon monoxide detectors, Kenosha County Division of Health advises

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As temperatures continue to drop and Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend, the Kenosha County Division of Health is urging people to take action to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Medication collection event to be held at Kenosha County Center on Oct. 26

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Kenosha County will participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.

Residents are encouraged to bring unwanted, unused prescription and over-the-counter medications...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

Kenosha County offering free well testing kits to those affected by recent flooding

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is offering free well water test kits to residents whose properties were affected by the recent floods.

Kits are available at the Division of Health offices in Suite 600 of the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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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).

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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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Highway News
Posted on: September 19, 2020

Highway MB to close Sept. 21-23 for culvert replacements

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Kenosha County Highway MB (156th Avenue) will be closed between Highway K (60th Street) and 73rd Street on Monday, Sept. 21, through Wednesday, Sept. 23, for three separate culvert replacements.

The road will be closed from roughly 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each da...

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Highway News
Posted on: September 19, 2020

Overnight closures on Highway S set to begin Tuesday, Sept. 22

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Overnight closures on Kenosha County Highway S are set to begin Tuesday, Sept. 22, continuing for roughly one week.

The closures, to run from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, will include the stretch of Highway S between Highway EA (72nd Avenue) and Highway H (88th...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Long-term closure on Highway KR to begin Sept. 8

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Kenosha County Highway KR will be closed to through traffic between Highway H and Highway 31 beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8.

This long-term closure is to continue through fall 2022, while the Wisconsin Department of Transportation reconstructs and expands the ...

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Highway News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Highway S project update: Temporary through-traffic closure to begin Aug. 25

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As the Kenosha County Highway S expansion project continues, a full closure to through traffic between highways 31 and H is set to begin Tuesday, Aug. 25.

This closure is expected to last for approximately 10 days, as crews construct a box culvert and othe...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Section of Highway D to be closed Aug. 12 for emergency culvert replacement

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway D in the Town of Paris will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 12, for an emergency culvert replacement.

The closure includes the stretch of Highway D (176th Avenue) between Highway N (38th Street) and Highway 142 (Burlington Roa...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Highway H to close just north of Highway 50 for Pleasant Prairie utility work

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway H will be closed for roughly a month beginning Aug. 3, as the Village of Pleasant Prairie installs new water mains in the area in advance of next year’s Highway 50 reconstruction project.

The closure includes t...

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Highway News
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Portion of Highway E to close July 23-26 for railroad crossing work

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The Union Pacific Railroad crossing at Highway E, just west of Highway 32, will be closed July 23-26.

This will result in the closure of Highway E (12th Street) between Highway 32 (Sheridan Road) and Highway Y (22nd Avenue). The road will remain open to lo...

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Highway News
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Section of Highway K to close July 13 for culvert replacement

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) will be closed Monday, July 13, for a culvert replacement.

The closure includes the stretch between Highway MB (152nd Avenue) and 128th Avenue. Drivers are encouraged to use Highway 50 as an east-west alt...

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Highway News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Highway S project update: Reconfigured Highway EA intersection now open

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The newly realigned intersection of Kenosha County Highway S (38th Street) and Highway EA (72nd Avenue) is now open to traffic, the Kenosha County Division of Highways announced today.

This comes as work continues on the overall Highway S project, which in...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Highway K resurfacing project to begin Monday, June 29

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The Kenosha County Division of Highways is scheduled on Monday, June 29, to begin a resurfacing project on Highway K (60th Street) between the Interstate 94 West Frontage Road and Highway 45 (200th Avenue).

This work could last until the end of July, depen...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Portion of Highway K to close June 25 for emergency culvert replacement

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) will be closed today, Thursday, June 25, for an emergency culvert replacement.

The closure includes the section of Highway K between highways W (328th Avenue) and B (288th Avenue).

Drivers are encouraged t...

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Highway News
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Section of Highway JB to close Tuesday, June 16, for culvert replacement

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway JB in the Town of Brighton is scheduled to be closed Tuesday, June 16, for a culvert replacement.

The closure will affect the section of Highway JB (31st Street) between Highway PH (264th Avenue) and Highway B (288th Ave...

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Highway News
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Highway S project update: Highway EA to close temporarily

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As work continues on Kenosha County’s Highway S expansion project, the intersection at Highway EA is set to close for approximately two weeks beginning Monday, June 15.

This closure is to accommodate an intersection realignment.

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Posted on: June 6, 2020

New path and bridge alongside Highway C latest addition to Kenosha County’s multiuse trail system

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and other local officials gathered this morning to celebrate the formal opening of a new shared-use path alongside Highway C in the Village of Pleasant Prairie.

The roughly mile-long multiuse trail runs from 114th Avenu...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Virtual public meeting on Highway F project is Tuesday, June 9

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A virtual public involvement meeting on the upcoming reconfiguration of a portion of Kenosha County Highway F will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 9.

This meeting is an opportunity for the public to learn more about the project and ask questions about the ...

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Highway News
Posted on: May 23, 2020

Highway S reconstruction work now underway

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Work is now underway on the reconstruction and expansion of Highway S between the Interstate 94 East Frontage Road and Highway 31, Kenosha County Highway Director Clement Abongwa announced today.

This project, which will continue through late 2021, will re...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Bids sought for Phase 2 of Highway S expansion project

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Bids for Phase 2 of the Kenosha County Highway S expansion project (Amazon west driveway to Highway H) were accepted until 10 a.m. May 29, 2020.

View the advertisement for bids here.

View the project manual, including plans and specifications, here.

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Highway News
Posted on: April 18, 2020

Virtual public involvement meeting on Highway S to be held Wednesday, April 22

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A virtual public involvement meeting on the Kenosha County Highway S expansion project will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 22.

This meeting is an opportunity for the public to learn more about the expansion of Highway S into a four-lane, divided highwa...

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Highway News
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Portion of Highway MB to close April 15 for culvert replacement

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Kenosha County Highway MB (156th Avenue) in the Village of Bristol will be closed between Highway K (60th Street) and 67th Street on Wednesday, April 15, for a culvert replacement.

This work by the Kenosha County Division of Highways will be conducted weat...

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Highway News
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Two stretches of Highway K to close for culvert replacements

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Two closures are scheduled this week for culvert replacements on Highway K (60th Street) on the border of the Village of Bristol and the Town of Paris. 

The first closure, scheduled for Monday, April 13, includes the stretch of Highway K between H...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Portion of Highway K to close April 7 for culvert replacement

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Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) is scheduled to be closed between Highway MB (152nd Avenue) and 128th Avenue on Tuesday, April 7, for a culvert replacement.

This work by the Kenosha County Division of Highways will be conducted weather permitting an...

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Highway News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Highway E shared-use path information meeting canceled

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In light of recent recommendations from public health agencies regarding prevention of the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Kenosha County Division of Highways has cancelled the planned Public Information Meeting for the Highway E shared-use path pro...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Highway K to close just west of Highway 45 for culvert replacement

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Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) will be closed between highways 45 and EW beginning today, March 4, 2020, for a culvert replacement in the 20700 block.

This work is expected to take approximately three days, depending on weather conditions.

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Portions of Highway D to close for culvert work during week of March 2

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The Kenosha County Division of Highways will close two sections of Highway D during the week of March 2 for culvert replacement work.

The affected sections are:

  • Highway D (184th Avenue) between highways K and 50 in the Village of Bristol (two culverts).
  • High...
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Posted on: February 17, 2020

Highway EM to close Feb. 18 for culvert repair

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Kenosha County Highway EM in the Village of Twin Lakes will be closed roughly 700 feet north of the Illinois state line for approximately one week beginning Feb. 18.

The closure is being scheduled to allow for the repair of rusting and failing culverts und...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Highway B to close for culvert replacement

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Highway B (288th Avenue) in the Town of Brighton is scheduled to be closed in roughly the 600 block during the week of Feb. 10 for a culvert replacement.

The work is expected to take about one week, depending upon weather conditions.

Drivers will be detoure...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Public information meeting set for Highway C shared-use path project

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Kenosha County, partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, is preparing to move forward with the construction of the County Trunk Highway C shared-use path between 114th Avenue and Bain Station Road in the Village of Pleasant Prairie.

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Highway D to close Wednesday, Nov. 20, for culvert replacement

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway D in the Town of Paris will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 20, for an emergency culvert replacement.

The closure will affect the section of Highway D (172nd Avenue/45th Street/176th Avenue) between Highway K (60th Street) and...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Highway W closed due to erosion from Fox River

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Kenosha County would like to inform drivers that County Trunk Highway W (Fox River Road) is now closed in the 7700 block in the Town of Wheatland, due to the continued high water level of the Fox River causing roadside erosion.

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Resurfacing to begin on portion of Highway MB in Bristol

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The Kenosha County Division of Highways is set to begin work Tuesday, Sept. 10, on a resurfacing of Highway MB (152nd Avenue) between Highway Q (104th Street) and Highway WG (128th Street) in the Village of Bristol.

The road will remain open to traffic dur...

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

Portion of Highway MB to close July 31 for culvert replacement

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A culvert replacement will close a portion of Highway MB (152nd Avenue) in the Village of Bristol this Wednesday, July 31.

The closure will affect the stretch of road between Highway CJ (Horton Road) and Highway Q (104th Street).

Drivers are encouraged to u...

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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.

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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: 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: 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 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 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 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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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: 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.

“The main ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Kenosha County Administration Building now reopened 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 civ...

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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 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 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 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 10, 2021

Kenosha County offering expanded transportation services

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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: 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.

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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: 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

Division of Health receives, distributes early 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.

“The numbers are stark,...

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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 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 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: 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 3, 2020

November 3, 2020, Election Results

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Important information for the November Election.

CLICK on the image above for information on voting In-Person Absentee Ballot and Absentee Ballot Drop Box Locations.

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Kenosha County food pantry needs as of Sept. 25

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Long-term closure on Highway KR to begin Sept. 8

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Kenosha County Highway KR will be closed to through traffic between Highway H and Highway 31 beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8.

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Kenosha County food pantry needs as of Aug. 28

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

UW-Parkside staff member tests positive for COVID-19

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A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, the Kenosha County Division of Health and UW-Parkside announced jointly today.

One staff member tested positive and is presently in isolation, per Wisconsin Department of Health ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of July 31

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Division of Health stresses importance of quarantining while waiting for COVID-19 test results

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In light of a recent increase in COVID-19 testing locally, the Kenosha County Division of Health is reminding those who have been tested to self-quarantine until they receive their results.

A total of 1,992 people were tested Thursday through Saturday at a...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Statement from the Kenosha County Office of the Corporation Counsel regarding mask mandates

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July 16, 2020, statement from the Kenosha County Office of the Corporation Counsel regarding a mask mandate:

In the wake of similar actions in Dane County and the City of Milwaukee, some individuals have asked whether Kenosha County would consider adopting...

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Posted on: July 18, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of July 18

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of July 2

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Division of Health makes changes to Kenosha County Kickstart data dashboard

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The Kenosha County Division of Health last week made changes to the COVID-19 data that it provides to the public, in an effort to better represent how the virus is affecting the community.

These changes were made to the Kenosha County Kickstart dashboard, ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of June 26

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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.

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Wisconsin National Guard to offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Kenosha June 23 and 24

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The Wisconsin National Guard will return to Kenosha County to conduct two days of drive-thru COVID-19 testing for the public this Tuesday and Wednesday, June 23 and 24.

This round of testing will occur outside the Kenosha Municipal Building, 625 52nd St.

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of June 12

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Some private nonprofits may apply for FEMA aid to cover COVID-19 costs

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Certain private nonprofit organizations in the community are eligible to apply for funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance program to help cover the costs of COVID-19 response efforts.

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

UPDATED: Drive-thru COVID-19 testing center to operate June 4, 5 and 6 at Tremper High School

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The Kenosha County Division of Health and the Wisconsin National Guard will offer another drive-thru COVID-19 testing site this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 4, 5 and 6, at Tremper High School in Kenosha.

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Wisconsin National Guard to provide COVID-19 testing June 1-6 at Westosha Central High School

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The Kenosha County Division of Health, in partnership with the Wisconsin National Guard, will offer a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site during the week of June 1 at Westosha Central High School in the Village of Paddock Lake.

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

45 positive COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths at Kenosha Estates Living and Care Center

Forty-five residents of a Kenosha long-term care facility have tested positive for COVID-19, with three fatalities, the Kenosha County Division of Health announced today.

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Positive cases of COVID-19 ID'd in seven local establishments

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Known positive cases of COVID-19 have emerged at seven establishments in Kenosha County, the Division of Health announced today.

The Division of Health is disclosing the establishments in cooperation with the businesses, in an effort to slow the spread of ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, May 30, 2020

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In the final installment of the Kenosha County Joint Information Center’s COVID-19 FAQ series, Kenosha County Division of Health Communicable Disease Supervisor Amanda Tuura summarizes the public guidance in the Kenosha County Kickstart plan, an...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Finalized Kenosha County Kickstart plan offers reopening guidance to businesses, organizations

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The City and County of Kenosha, in partnership with the Kenosha Area Business Alliance, today released the final draft of a plan to help guide businesses through the process of restarting operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of May 27

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Six COVID-19 fatalities reported at local long-term care facility

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Six COVID-19-positive residents of a long-term care facility in the City of Kenosha have died in recent weeks, the Kenosha County Division of Health announced today.

The deaths occurred at The Bay at Sheridan Health and Rehabilitation Center, 8400 Sheridan...

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Posted on: May 23, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, May 23, 2020

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This week’s COVID-19 FAQs from the Kenosha County Joint Information Center are a special edition, geared toward members of our Spanish-speaking community.

The questions were answered by members of the Kenosha County Division of Health and present...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of May 21, 2020

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Posted on: May 16, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 statement, May 16, 2020

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This week, in lieu of its weekly COVID-19 frequently asked questions, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is presenting a statement in the wake of the sunset of the Safer-at-Home order.

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

City, county, KABA unveil draft of Kenosha County Kickstart plan to restart local economy

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Local officials today released a draft of a plan that outlines a series of best practices to help local businesses restart after the COVID-19 shutdown, while also promoting public health and safety.

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Kenosha County withdraws local order on Safer-at-Home

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In response to differing and updated legal guidance, Kenosha County is immediately withdrawing its local action that continued the provisions of the state’s Safer-at-Home Order, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced tonight.

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of May 15, 2020

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

County executive, mayor affirm support for countywide adoption of Safer-at-Home Order

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and City of Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian today affirmed their support for Wednesday night’s local adoption of the state’s Safer-at-Home Order.

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Local action maintains May 26 expiration of Safer-at-Home order within Kenosha County

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In response to today’s Wisconsin Supreme Court decision overturning the state’s Safer-at-Home Order, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit tonight issued a local order continuing the regulations within the county until May 26....

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Kenosha County Kickstart oversight committee to review recommendations for economic restart

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An oversight committee charged with reviewing recommendations to reignite Kenosha County’s economy in the wake of COVID-19 will convene for the first time on Thursday.

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Free, no-appointment-needed COVID-19 testing available in Burlington, Milwaukee

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is encouraging people who are seeking COVID-19 testing and have been otherwise unable to obtain it to utilize the no-appointment-needed, drive-thru sites now operating in Burlington and Milwaukee.

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Kenosha County ADRC offers grocery delivery program for seniors, people with disabilities

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Need help getting groceries while staying safer at home? The Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) can help bridge the gap for those who want to limit trips to public spaces or need help with online grocery shopping.

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Medical examiner alerts community after 3 suspected overdose deaths in less than a week

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A string of suspected fatal overdoses in recent days is an unfortunate reminder of the dangers of drug use, Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall said today.

The Medical Examiner’s Office has handled three suspected overdose cases since Tu...

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Posted on: May 9, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, May 9, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center today presents the latest installment of its series answering the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at COVID19@kenoshacounty.org...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

National Guard partners with Kenosha County on COVID-19 testing at select private employers

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In an effort to contain localized outbreaks of COVID-19, the Kenosha County Division of Health has partnered with the Wisconsin National Guard to conduct testing at select private employers.

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of May 6, 2020

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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 publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

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Posted on: May 2, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, May 2, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is presenting the latest in its series answering the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at COVID19@kenoshacounty.org. Those asked...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Kenosha County food pantries list needs as of April 30, 2020

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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 publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

KCHC, Kenosha County Division of Health open drive-thru COVID-19 testing center at Gateway

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An effort to test a higher percentage of Kenosha County residents for COVID-19 began this morning, with the opening of a new, drive-thru testing site in a parking lot at Gateway Technical College’s Kenosha Campus.

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing center to open on Gateway campus

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The Kenosha Community Health Center, in cooperation with the Kenosha County Division of Health and Gateway Technical College, will open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site later this week.

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Wisconsin National Guard to offer COVID-19 testing assistance at Detention Center, Pretrial Facility

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Members of the Wisconsin National Guard will be coming to Kenosha County this week to assist with COVID-19 testing at the Kenosha County Detention Center and Pretrial Facility.

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Posted on: April 25, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health projections show success of ongoing social distancing requirements

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A projection model used by the Kenosha County Division of Health suggests that current public health measures are “flattening the curve” and continued social distancing would significantly reduce total infections and hospitalizations l...

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Posted on: April 25, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 25, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center this week is presenting the fifth in its ongoing series answering the community’s questions about COVID-19.

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Kenosha County Dog Parks to close as safeguard against spread of COVID-19

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Based on the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and updated recommendations on COVID-19, the Kenosha County Dog Parks will be closed temporarily effective Friday, April 24.

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Local food pantries list needs as COVID-19 response continues

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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 publishing a weekly list of needs at local food pantries.

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Kenosha County residents using 2-1-1 frequently to access COVID-19 information

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Kenosha County residents are embracing using the 2-1-1 system as a pipeline to information and resources related to COVID-19.

Among Wisconsin’s counties that are using the system, Kenosha County ranks second behind only Milwaukee County in terms ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health seeking donations of cloth masks, gowns

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is in need of donations of cloth masks and gowns.

Masks are being dropped off to residents who test positive for COVID-19 and their close contacts.

Cloth masks and gowns are also needed for long-term care and assisted l...

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Posted on: April 18, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 18, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is back this week with more answers to the community’s questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at COVID19@kenoshacounty.org. Those asked most freq...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Kenosha County reports first cases of COVID-19 in long-term care facility

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Kenosha County now has its first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a long-term care facility, the Division of Health announced today.

The cases involve five residents and two employees of Parkside Manor, 6300 67th St., in Kenosha. These individuals are not ho...

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Posted on: April 11, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 11, 2020

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For the third straight week, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is answering the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at COVID19@kenoshacounty.o...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Health officer encourages use of cloth face coverings to help slow spread of COVID-19

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Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit is encouraging the public to follow a recent federal recommendation, urging people to wear a cloth face covering in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

UPDATED: Division of Health urges people to stay safe by practicing religion, spirituality from home

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Note: This news release has been updated to reflect Gov. Tony Evers’ announcement Friday that worship services in parking lots, in which attendees remain in their vehicles, are permitted under the Stay-at-Home order.

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Western Kenosha County Transit shifts to door-to-door service only

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Effective Monday, April 6, Western Kenosha County Transit, a public bus service, will shift to door-to-door service only. Current fixed routes will be temporarily suspended to adhere to Gov. Tony Evers’ Safer-at-Home order.

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Kenosha County records first COVID-19 death

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Kenosha County officials regret to announce today that the first Kenosha County resident has died from complications of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall said the deceased individual is an 85-year-old male C...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Kenosha County Joint Information Center COVID-19 FAQs, April 4, 2020

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is continuing to provide answers to the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at COVID19@kenoshacounty.org, an...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Kenosha County debuts new COVID-19 Information Hub

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A new, enhanced COVID-19 Information Hub is now available at www.kenoshacounty.org/covid-19, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center announced today.

The site offers links to relevant resources, answers to frequently asked questions and regularly updat...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Local officials urge compliance with governor's 'Safer-at-Home' order

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Local officials today urged residents to comply with Gov. Tony Evers’ order to stay in their homes to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

“We need to keep each other safe by staying at home,” said Kenosha County Executive Jim Kr...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Reminder from the Kenosha County Division of Health on COVID-19 testing guidelines

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The Kenosha County Division of Health would like to remind citizens of the following with regard to to getting tested for COVID-19:  

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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.

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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 11, 2020

Online preregistration for Winter Wraps coat program available until Oct. 5

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Holiday House is made up of a consortium of agencies that come together to coordinate seasonal and holiday events, which provide assistance to children and families in need through two major events, Winter Wraps and the Christmas Food & Toy event.&...

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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.

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Medical examiner alerts community after 3 suspected overdose deaths in less than a week

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A string of suspected fatal overdoses in recent days is an unfortunate reminder of the dangers of drug use, Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall said today.

The Medical Examiner’s Office has handled three suspected overdose cases since Tu...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

New DNA research finds possible link between 1993 Kenosha County John Doe victim and S.C. tribe

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DNA information now suggests a yet-unidentified man found in Kenosha County in 1993 may have had ties to an American Indian tribe in South Carolina and to relatives in Sonora, Mexico, Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall announced today.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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 4, 2020

Traveling Yoga in the Parks series to run throughout September

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Kenosha County Parks will offer a free Traveling Yoga in the Park series on weekends throughout September.

Classes will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. each Saturday and Sunday throughout the month at various Kenosha County Parks.

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Yoga and Fitness in the Park events to begin next week; other summer parks events canceled

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Two free, weekly events at Petrifying Springs Park will begin the week of June 22, while other county parks events throughout the summer are now canceled due to social distancing concerns, Kenosha County Parks Director Matthew Collins announced today.

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Posted on: June 6, 2020

New path and bridge alongside Highway C latest addition to Kenosha County’s multiuse trail system

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and other local officials gathered this morning to celebrate the formal opening of a new shared-use path alongside Highway C in the Village of Pleasant Prairie.

The roughly mile-long multiuse trail runs from 114th Avenu...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Kenosha County’s Silver Lake Park Beach now open with temporary modifications in place

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Kenosha County’s Silver Lake Park Beach is open for the season as of today — Saturday, May 30 — with a capacity limit in place to promote appropriate social distancing.

The beach will be open through Labor Day from 8 a.m. to 6...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Kenosha County Dog Parks, playgrounds to open; Biergarten, Boundless Adventures to begin season

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The Kenosha County Dog Parks are reopening today, Kenosha County Parks Director Matthew Collins announced.

Playgrounds in Kenosha County Parks, which had also been marked as closed, are also opening, Collins said.

Both amenities will have signs posted nearb...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Kenosha County Dog Parks to close as safeguard against spread of COVID-19

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Based on the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and updated recommendations on COVID-19, the Kenosha County Dog Parks will be closed temporarily effective Friday, April 24.

The closure will continue until further notice,...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Anderson Arts Center will reopen following $4.3 million renovation

The Anderson Arts Center, one of the hubs for art in southeastern Wisconsin, will begin a new chapter on Sunday, Feb. 23, when it re-opens to the public after a $4.3 million preservation and modernization project.

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

New network of trails abutting Petrifying Springs Park to accommodate variety of users

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Kenosha County Parks is in the early stages of planning a new trail system adjacent to Petrifying Springs Park that will include dedicated facilities for mountain bikers, as well as multiuse trails for hikers, bikers and runners.

Meantime, bids are now bei...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

$10,000 donation from Oktoberfest group to fund design of future band shelter in Old Settlers Park

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Design work on a long-awaited band shelter at Old Settlers Park will begin, thanks to a $10,000 donation from the nonprofit Old Settlers Oktoberfest Inc.

To date, the Oktoberfest group has raised roughly $90,000 from the one-day event that it holds each Se...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

We Energies Foundation, Swartz Nursery support reforestation project at Fox River Park

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A reforestation project in Kenosha County’s Fox River Park was made possible by a donation from the We Energies Foundation and Paul Swartz Nursery, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

Both entities contributed $2,500 to the project, whi...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Kenosha County receives Silver Star Award for Boundless Adventures Partnership

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The Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association has selected Kenosha County’s partnership with Boundless Adventures in Bristol Woods Park as the winner of the 2019 Silver Star Award for creative service delivery and marketing.

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Kenosha County to host Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park on Sept. 28

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites bike riders of all ability levels to participate in the 10th Annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 28.

“It will be a great day to trade four wheels for t...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Petrifying Springs Biergarten to host third annual Oktoberfest celebration Sept. 20-22

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Petrifying Springs Biergarten, in partnership with Kenosha County Parks, will host its third annual Oktoberfest celebration throughout the upcoming weekend, Sept. 20-22.

The festivities will include live music, authentic German food and beer, Bavarian game...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Annual Pike River Cleanup event to be held Saturday, Sept. 21

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The Kenosha Sportfishing and Conservation Association is seeking volunteers for its annual Pike River Cleanup, to be held 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 21.

This event, aimed at further improving the health of the Pike River, is supported by K...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

9th Annual Oktoberfest celebration returns to Old Settlers Park on Sept. 14

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The 9th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest will be held noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 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 show, kid...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Free Military and Veterans Family Day to be held Oct. 4 at Boundless Adventures

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Military veterans and their immediate families are invited to climb for free on Friday, Oct. 4, at the Boundless Adventures aerial adventure park in Kenosha County’s Bristol Woods Park.

The inaugural Military and Veterans Family Day will run from...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

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

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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’ acti...

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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: 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: January 16, 2020

Kenosha County Tree Program continues with online ordering system

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For the second year in a row, the Kenosha County Tree and Shrub program is taking orders exclusively through an online system.

The online store is simple to use and includes full-color images and descriptions of the varieties available for purchase.

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Wisconsin Active Together honors Kenosha County for its efforts to promote walking, bicycling

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Kenosha County is being recognized as a Wisconsin Active Together Community for its commitment to bolstering quality of life by making it easier for people to walk, bike and be active.

The honor, announced last week, was granted specifically to the Kenosha...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

As DMV reopens, license applicants may request related records from Register of Deeds Office online

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Kenosha County Register of Deeds JoEllyn Storz encourages people to be prepared to renew driver’s licenses or state photo identification cards by requesting certified copies of their vital records online or via a mailed application.

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Jan. 20 state holiday to affect availability of some vital records

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday, Jan. 20, will affect access to some vital records, Kenosha County Register of Deeds JoEllyn Storz announced today.

While Kenosha County offices will remain open on Monday, State of Wisconsin offices will be...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Statewide availability of marriage certificates to expand

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It will soon be easier to obtain a copy of your marriage certificate, Kenosha County Register of Deeds JoEllyn Storz announced today.

Effective Jan. 2, 2020, individuals married in Wisconsin will be able to receive a copy of their marriage certificate from...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: September 22, 2020

UPDATED: Driver killed in crash on I-94 East Frontage Road

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SEPT. 22, 2020, ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE:

On September 22, 2020, at 1:52 pm, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with the Village of Somers Fire and Rescue responded to the 1400 block of the East Frontage Road (120th Ave.) for a two-vehicl...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Motorcyclist flown to hospital after single-vehicle crash on Highway B

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On Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 at approximately 8:51 p.m., Kenosha County Deputies along with the Village of Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue responded to the 11000 block of CTH B / Tuttle Road for a report of a single motorcycle crash.

The operator and sol...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Civil unrest statistics and a thank you from the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department

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As of today, September 3, 2020, Kenosha County has gone 8 days and nights with relatively peaceful activity. A situational update for the civil unrest includes the following statistics from August 23 through September 3.

  • Total calls for service = 31,204
  • 911...
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Posted on: September 2, 2020

UPDATE: Nightly State of Emergency Curfew now suspended

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As of today, September 2, 2020, Kenosha County has ended the State of Emergency Curfew. That decision was announced today after consultation with law enforcement and community leaders.

Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian said:

“After consulting with loc...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Nightly curfew to continue through night of Sept. 6; to begin at 9 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday

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Kenosha County has again declared a state of Emergency Curfew East of I-94. The 7 p.m. curfew will remain in effect through Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 7 a.m.

Beginning the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 2, the curfew hours will take effect at 9 p.m. and will remai...

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Posted on: August 30, 2020

State of Emergency Curfew east of I-94 to continue nightly through Tuesday, Sept. 1

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Kenosha County has again declared a state of Emergency Curfew for Monday August 31 and Tuesday September 1 from 7 PM to 7 AM East of I-94.  

The public needs to be off the streets for their safety.  

The curfew will be enforced.

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Posted on: August 30, 2020

Sheriff's Department referring food donation inquiries to Journey Disaster Team

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Kenosha County has been receiving an abundance of food donations for all of the officers and personnel that have come to Kenosha to assist with the current civil unrest in the community. While everyone is appreciative of the kind gestures, we are getting ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2020

State of Emergency Curfew to begin at 7 p.m. each night through Sunday Aug. 30

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Kenosha County has again declared a state of Emergency Curfew for 7:00 PM Wednesday, August 26 East of I-94 through Sunday August 30. 

The public needs to be off the streets for their safety. The curfew will be enforced until 7:00 AM.

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Tuesday evening, Aug. 25, Statement from Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth

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As we enter what will likely be another very challenging night in Kenosha County, I want the public to know that the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and our partners in law enforcement are doing our utmost to protect our community during thi...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

State of Emergency Curfew in effect east of I-94 Tuesday night, Aug. 25

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Kenosha County has again declared a State of Emergency curfew east of Interstate 94 from 8 tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 25) until 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26. 

The Sheriff’s Department is instructing the public to stay off the streets for their ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Emergency Curfew again in effect for night of Monday, Aug. 24

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Kenosha County has again declared a state of Emergency Curfew for 8:00 PM tonight, August 24th, East of I-94. The public needs to be off the streets for their safety. The curfew will be enforced until 7:00 AM.

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Posted on: August 23, 2020

Countywide emergency curfew in effect until 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24

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The County of Kenosha has declared a state of Emergency Curfew for 10:15 p.m. tonight August 23rd. The public needs to be off the streets for their safety. The Kenosha Sheriff’s Department will be enforcing the curfew until 7:00 a.m.

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

UPDATED: Sheriff's Department seeking information about suspicious death in Somers

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Original Aug. 17, 2020, news release:

On August 15th, 2020 at about 8:00 P.M. Kenosha County deputies and detectives responded to the 1300 block of Sheridan Road in regards to a suspicious death investigation.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. No...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Paddock Lake residents, sheriff's deputies join together to replace girl's stolen bike

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On August 13th, 2020 a resident of Paddock Lake contacted one of our deputies advising that they were made aware of a 13-year-old handicapped girl in the village who had her bike stolen last week. Residents in the neighborhood got together to buy the 13-y...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Sheriff's Department responds to various calls in connection with Aug. 10, 2020, storm

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On August 10th, 2020 Kenosha County experienced a severe thunderstorm and tornado warning that began yesterday afternoon starting at approximately 3:00 PM until 6:30 PM. Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-relate...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Reckless driving suspect and passenger arrested after fleeing crash scene on foot

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On August 10th, 2020 at 1:01 PM Kenosha County Deputies responded to the 28800 block of STH 50 for a reckless driving complaint. A short time later a deputy located the vehicle, a black 2014 Hyundai Equus, and conducted a traffic stop in the 23000 block o...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

3 inmates, no staff test positive in latest round of COVID-19 testing

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This past week, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department in cooperation with the Wisconsin National Guard completed COVID-19 testing of approximately 250 employees and 464 inmates. The testing has identified 0 employees and 3 inmates that tested ...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

UPDATED: Driver killed in crash while fleeing deputy

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On July 16th, 2020 at about 7:15 AM a deputy from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department made a traffic stop in the 4300 block of Highway E after a vehicle almost struck his squad car. The operator was verbally identified by the deputy and upon...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Rollover crash causes shutdown of I-94 for several hours

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On June 17th, 2020 at about 7:00 PM the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 9000 block of Interstate 94 for a report of a two-vehicle crash with injuries including a semi that had tipped over.

Deputies reported that a 2003 Buick ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

UPDATED: 14-year-old boy killed in crash at highways 50 and B

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UPDATE 2:

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is continuing to investigate the fatal crash that took place on STH 50 at CTH B on June 3rd, 2020 involving the death of 14-year-old, Dominic Boll-Flaig of Twin Lakes. Detectives are looking to sp...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Countywide curfew to continue Monday and Tuesday nights, June 1 and 2

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The County of Kenosha has again declared a state of Emergency Curfew for 8:00 PM tonight June 1 and tomorrow June 2. The public needs to be off the streets for their safety. The Kenosha Sheriff’s Department will be enforcing the curfew ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2020

Emergency Curfew in effect 8:30 p.m. May 31 to 7 a.m. June 1

The County of Kenosha has declared a state of Emergency Curfew for 8:30 PM. The public needs to be off the streets for their safety. The Kenosha Sheriff’s Department will be enforcing the curfew.

Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Kenosha County deputies involved in stolen vehicle pursuit in Pleasant Prairie

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On May 28th, 2020 at 5:18 AM Kenosha County Deputies assisted with a stolen vehicle pursuit that started in the City of Kenosha near Sheridan Road and 89th Street. Pleasant Prairie Police located the vehicle, a black Honda Accord, at Springbrook Road and ...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Arrest made at Kenosha County Administration Building

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On May 5, 2020, a 57-year-old female City of Kenosha resident, Mary Magdalen Moser, was arrested and issued citations for her actions while attempting to gain access to the County Board Chambers during a meeting of the County Board at the Kenosha County A...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Sheriff releases results of COVID-19 testing in Detention Center, Jail

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, at the suggestion of the Kenosha County Division of Health and in cooperation with the Wisconsin National Guard recently, completed COVID-19 testing of approximately 250 employees and 420 inmates. Sheriff...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Wisconsin National Guard to offer COVID-19 testing assistance at Detention Center, Pretrial Facility

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Members of the Wisconsin National Guard will be coming to Kenosha County this week to assist with COVID-19 testing at the Kenosha County Detention Center and Pretrial Facility.

All inmates and employees at these facilities are being tested in an effort to ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Sheriff's Department warns of COVID-19-related scams

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is warning people to beware of scams related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Recently the FBI issued an alert that phone calls, texts or emails asking for personal or financial information to get the $1,200 fe...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Illinois man arrested in KDOG heroin bust

Morris Parham

On Thursday, March 26th, 2020, at approximately 1100 hours, the Kenosha Drug Operation Group (KDOG) conducted a field arrest (Buy/Bust) of an individual of interest in a drug investigation. Assisting in the operation were members of the Kenosha Police Dep...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Kenosha County no longer housing Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees

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The President, Governor and the County Executive have declared a State of Emergency to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Due to this state of Emergency, on March 15, 2020, U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are no longer housing ICE deta...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Sheriff's Department seeks inmate who failed to return to Detention Center

Missing inmate Charles Zay Johnson

On 03/11/20 deputies responded to the 2400 block of 53rd Street in the City of Kenosha in an attempt to locate a Kenosha County Detention Center (KCDC) inmate that failed to comply with the regulations of his Electronic Monitoring program.

Inmate Charles Z...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Possible attempted child abduction in Salem Lakes under investigation

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On March 4th, 2020 at 11:19 AM deputies responded to Salem Grade School to investigate a possible child abduction that took place in the 24200 block of 84th Street.

Deputies met with school administrators and a 13-year-old male student who stated that whil...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2020

UPDATED: Passenger killed in motorcycle crash on Camp Lake Road

MARCH 3, 2020, UPDATE:

The deceased victim has been identified as 42-year-old Marnie J. Cogswell, a resident of Spring Grove, Illinois. The operator of the motorcycle has been identified as 43-year-old Alejandro Rivas, a resident of Antioch, Illinois.

ORIGI...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Kenosha County deputy revives non-breathing 2-day-old infant

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On February 09th, 2020 at 6:09 PM Kenosha County Deputies and Salem Fire Department responded to a residence in the 6600 block of 236th Avenue in the Village of Paddock Lake for a 2-day old infant that was not conscious, not breathing and turning blue. Wh...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Sheriff's Department K-9 locates subjects in western Kenosha County pursuit

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On January 28th, 2020 at 2:19 AM a Kenosha County Deputy was investigating a suspicious vehicle on Cogswell Drive and Lakeview in the Village of Silver Lake. According to initial reports, a male subject that was spotted near the vehicle ran from the area,...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Woman killed in I-94 crash near Highway E

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JAN. 29, 2020, UPDATE:

The deceased operator has been identified as 37-year-old Andrea M. Durian, a resident of Racine, Wisconsin.

JAN. 28, 2020, ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE:

On January 27th, 2020 at 6:17 PM the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department invest...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2020

UPDATED: Sheriff's Department investigating fatal crash on I-94 near state line

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JAN. 6, 2020 UPDATE:

The pedestrian that was fatally injured on January 3rd, 2020 has been identified as 38 year old Christina M. Oldaker, a resident of Coldwater Michigan.

ORIGINAL JAN. 3, 2020, NEWS RELEASE:

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Departmen...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Kenosha County Sheriff's Department message on the legalization of marijuana in Illinois

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In the coming weeks legalized recreational marijuana will begin in the state of Illinois. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department recognizes that residents of Wisconsin can now travel to Illinois and consume recreational marijuana in Illinois.

In...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Sheriff's Department personnel grow beards, raise funds for No-Shave November

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Sheriff David Beth is pleased to announce the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has donated $2481 to No-Shave November 2019.

No-Shave November is a web-based, non-profit organization devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to supp...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Man arrested for eighth-offense OWI

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On 10-26-19 at 9:49 p.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a reckless driving investigation. During the course of this investigation, a 46-year-old resident of the Village of Salem Lakes, Michael R. Hess was taken...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Sheriff's Department responds to SUV, motorcycle crash on Highway KR

The Sheriff’s Department is currently on the scene of a vehicle crash that occurred today at 4:08 p.m. involving a motorcycle and a sport utility vehicle in the 14400 block of Highway KR / 1st Street. Westbound traffic on Highway KR is closed at...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Two-vehicle, head-on crash under investigation in Bristol

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a two-vehicle head-on collision in the 8000 block of US 45 (200th Avenue) in the Village of Bristol that resulted in serious injuries. This collision has currently closed traffic on US 45....

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

UPDATED: Sheriff's Department responds to handwritten threat at Salem Grade School

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SEPT. 21, 2019, UPDATE:

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department with the cooperation from Salem Grade School has identified the juvenile student who wrote the threatening message “I will shoot up this school 5th Grade” on the ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2019

UPDATED: Sheriff reveals details of illegal THC vaping cartridge investigation

Sheriff David Beth addresses the media about an illegal THC vaping cartridge bust/

OCT. 3, 2019, UPDATE:

On October 1, 2019, at approximately 2:52 p.m. a fourth suspect 19-year old Hannah Curty a resident of Racine was booked into custody at the Kenosha County Jail for felony charges related to the Huffhines family illegal THC vape cartr...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Sheriffs to hold Sept. 11 news conference on THC vaping cartridge investigation

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth, Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling, and the City of Waukesha Police Department will conduct a joint press conference at the Kenosha County Public Safety Building in the Emergency Operations Center. This is locat...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2019

UPDATED: Motorcycle driver dead at scene of Bristol crash

Aug. 21: UPDATE:

The operator of the motorcycle is identified as Jonathan G. Wynn, 30 years old and a resident of Bristol, Wisconsin.

Aug. 19 ORIGINAL RELEASE:

The Sheriff’s Department is currently on the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash in the 21...

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Sheriff Media Releases

News Flash

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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View News Release Treasurer News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson to chair statewide homeowners task force

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State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski is leading an effort that will bring together county, city, village, and town treasurers, along with community partners to assist Wisconsin residents when they buy a home and as they seek to remain in their homes.

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News Flash

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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View News Release UW Extension News
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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View News Release UW Extension News
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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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: April 28, 2020

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

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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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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: March 6, 2020

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

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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 2.

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

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View News Release UW Extension News
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Spring into Gardening returns Saturday, March 7

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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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View News Release UW Extension News
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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View News Release UW Extension News
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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News Flash

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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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: September 5, 2020

POW/MIA chair dedication to be held Sept. 18 at Kenosha County Center

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As National Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day approaches, a new memorial in the Kenosha County Center in Bristol will be dedicated later this month.

A POW/MIA Honor Chair will be located in the commons area at the County Center, located at...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

2020 Memorial Day commemorations scheduled; many to be held virtually

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Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 25, 2020, with a host of local observations scheduled — many to be held virtually, due to the COVID-19 emergency.

“It is customary to spend Memorial Day remembering and honoring our veterans ...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Kenosha County Veterans Service Office to suspend in-person appointments temporarily

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In response to public health guidelines recommending social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Kenosha County Veterans Service Office is suspending in-person appointments until further notice.

Office staff will remain available to field vete...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services lists Veterans Day events throughout the area

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Celebrations and events in commemoration of Veterans Day will be held across Kenosha County in the coming days.

Following is a list of activities, compiled by the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services:

What: Christian Life School Veterans Day Program...

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Veterans News
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Homeless Veterans Stand Down and Veterans Celebration to be held Nov. 2 at Kenosha County Job Center

Flag presentation at 2018 Kenosha County Veterans Celebration

The Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services and other partners will host a Homeless Veterans Stand Down and Veterans Celebration in advance of Veterans Day, on Saturday, Nov. 2.

This event will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kenosha County Job Cente...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: September 9, 2019

POW/MIA chair dedication to be held Sept. 19 in Kenosha County Board chambers

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As National Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day approaches, a new memorial in the Kenosha County Administration Building will debut later this month.

A POW/MIA Honor Chair will be located in the lobby outside of the County Board chambers and...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Free Military and Veterans Family Day to be held Oct. 4 at Boundless Adventures

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Military veterans and their immediate families are invited to climb for free on Friday, Oct. 4, at the Boundless Adventures aerial adventure park in Kenosha County’s Bristol Woods Park.

The inaugural Military and Veterans Family Day will run from 4 to 9 p....

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News Flash

Posted on: April 6, 2020

Western Kenosha County Transit shifts to door-to-door service only

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Effective Monday, April 6, Western Kenosha County Transit, a public bus service, will shift to door-to-door service only. Current fixed routes will be temporarily suspended to adhere to Gov. Tony Evers’ Safer-at-Home order.

Residents west of I-94...

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View News Release Western Kenosha County Transit News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Western Transit service continuing; door-to-door service encouraged

Western Kenosha County Transit bus

Western Kenosha County Transit is continuing to offer door-to-door and regular fixed-route public transit to Kenosha County residents west of I-94.

During Governor Tony Evers’ Safer-at-Home order, all riders needing to make essential trips are en...

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View News Release Western Kenosha County Transit News

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