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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Medical Examiner’s Office responds to recent wave of suspected overdose deaths

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The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office has responded to four suspected overdose deaths since last week, Medical Examiner Patrice Hall announced today.

This latest wave of cases is a sad reminder of the danger of the use of illegal drugs and the misus...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Kenosha County Board of Health outlines updated COVID-19 booster eligibility

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The new, Omicron-specific COVID-19 booster shot is now available at local providers, and people ages 12 and up are encouraged to get it, Kenosha County Board of Health President Dr. Diane Gerlach said today.

Gerlach said the updated shot, known as the biva...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Next Saturdays in the Park with Sam is Sept. 24 at Petrifying Springs Park

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman will host her next Saturdays in the Park with Sam event this Saturday, Sept. 24, at Petrifying Springs Park.

Saturdays in the Park with Sam is an opportunity for residents to share ideas and comments with the count...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Kerkman to host Kenosha County Fall Wheel Ride this Saturday

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman invites bike riders of all ability levels to participate in the Ninth Annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park this Saturday, Sept. 24.  

“It’s a great time of the year to get out and explore our ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Veterans, active-duty military and families invited to climb for free at Boundless Adventures

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Kenosha County Parks, Boundless Adventures, and the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services are partnering to offer 150 free tickets to the aerial adventure park to qualified veterans, active-duty and military reserve members, and their families.

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Brighton Dale Links to mark 50th birthday with Oct. 5 outing

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Kenosha County’s Brighton Dale Links golf course is celebrating its 50th year in 2022 with a special outing next month, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

The outing will be held Wednesday, Oct. 5, beginning with a noon shotgun start.

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Kenosha County Public Health providing MPV vaccinations to eligible populations

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Kenosha County Public Health is one of 17 approved MPV (monkeypox) vaccination providers in Wisconsin that are currently accepting appointments from the public, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

KCPH has received a limited supply of vaccine ...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Kenosha, Racine County executives partner on Overdose Awareness Day event

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave joined together Wednesday, Aug. 30, on International Overdose Awareness Day to highlight the tragic impact that opioids have had on both counties, as well as the acti...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Kenosha County provides over 400 Narcan packs during Human Services on the Go

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In an effort to provide more visibility of behavioral health services within the community, the Kenosha County Division of Aging, Disability & Behavioral Health Services in partnership with Kenosha County Public Health offered a mobile human services ...

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Posted on: August 28, 2022

Commemorative benches dedicated at Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park

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Regulars at the American Heroes Café at Festival Foods in Kenosha wanted to pay tribute to their group’s founders, and they went above and beyond in their fundraising quest.

Meantime, another area veterans’ organization was looking to show its support for ...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Kenosha County maintains Triple A bond rating

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Kenosha County has maintained the highest bond rating achievable from Standard & Poors (S&P) for a second consecutive year, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today. 

“Maintaining our fiscal health has been a priority fo...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program marks another season of success

County Executive Samantha Kerkman talks with Summer Youth Employment Program participants

Some put their paychecks in the bank to save up for necessary life expenses as they become adults. Others help their families to get by. And, of course, some like to use their hard-earned money to treat themselves a bit.

No matter how they approach it, par...

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Kenosha County reports first confirmed case of monkeypox

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Kenosha County has identified its first confirmed case of orthopoxvirus (monkeypox), Health Officer Jen Freiheit announced today.

Contract tracing is underway, and the risk to the general public is low, Freiheit said.

“While monkeypox is certainly contagiou...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Joint statement on water safety in the City and County of Kenosha

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Following the second drowning of a child in Kenosha County in a week, County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Mayor John Antaramian are joining together in reminding the community to be alert and exercise caution while swimming — no matter where they are.

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Kenosha County Veterans Services to hold regular office hours in Twin Lakes

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The Kenosha County Veterans Service Office will hold regular office hours in Twin Lakes the third Tuesday of each month beginning July 19, Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

Office hours on these days will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Shelly Billingsley appointed as Kenosha County Public Works Director

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today announced she is appointing Shelly Billingsley to fill the now-vacant position of county Public Works director.

Billingsley will succeed Ray Arbet, who retired July 1. She will begin serving in the position i...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Sgt. Christopher Hannah appointed Kenosha County Emergency Management director

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Kenosha County Sheriff’s Sgt. Christopher Hannah is being recommended to serve as the county’s Director of Emergency Management, County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Sheriff David Beth announced today.

Under an executive order signed today, Hannah is serv...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

County Executive Kerkman to host monthly office hours in county parks

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

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

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

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

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Kenosha County Parks is offering another action-packed summer of free community activities, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

The Warrior Poet Yoga Series kicked off the season back in May, offering free yoga classes at a different park ev...

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Posted on: May 1, 2022

Free Warrior Poet Yoga Series kicks off in May

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

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

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Kenosha County Public Health modifies COVID-19 disease investigation procedures

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In response to evolving needs and priorities in the ongoing COVID-19 response, Kenosha County Public Health has updated its disease investigation procedures, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

Public health staff will no longer attempt to con...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

COVID-19 testing now available at Kenosha Unified headquarters

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No out-of-pocket cost COVID-19 testing is now available weekdays at a kiosk located in the north parking lot of the Kenosha Unified School District’s Educational Support Center, 3600 52nd St., Kenosha.

Testing hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Pati...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

DA's report on the officer-involved shooting of Jacob Blake

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View the district attorney's full report here.

View a slideshow presentation of the district attorney's findings in PDF form here and in video form with audio and video features here.

View use-of-force expert Noble Wray's independent evaluation and report h...

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