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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate completion of Pike River Phase II Restoration Project

Phase 2 Pike River restoration work in Petrifying Springs Park

The completion of the Pike River Phase II restoration project in Kenosha County’s Petrifying Springs Park will be celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this Friday, Oct. 15, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

Members of the public are invite...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark completion of new amenities at Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park

Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park ribbon cutting invite

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites the community to celebrate the completion of new amenities at Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon Tuesday, Oct. 12.

Attendees are invited to attend and listen to remark...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Kreuser proposes 2022 budget aimed at continuation of Kenosha County’s AAA success

County Executive Jim Kreuser presents his 2022 county budget proposal

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser presented his 2022 budget proposal to the County Board on Tuesday, celebrating the county’s recent upgrade to top-tier AAA bond status while laying a path to continue this success.

The proposed budget for next...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

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

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Providing at-risk youth with a productive way to spend their time today, while teaching valuable work skills for the future.

That has been the mission of Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program since its inception in 2009, and this summe...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Kenosha County to host Fall Wheel Ride on Saturday, Sept. 25

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites bike riders of all ability levels to participate in the annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Sept. 25.

“Fall is a beautiful time of the year in Kenosha C...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

County Board confirms Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission appointees

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The Kenosha County Board voted Wednesday, Sept. 15, to confirm the nine individuals appointed to serve on the county's newly formed Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission.

The commission's mission is to realize greater racial and ethnic equi...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

10th Annual Oktoberfest celebration returns to Old Settlers Park on Sept. 11

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The 10th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest will be held noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Old Settlers Park, 24100 75th St., in Paddock Lake.

The festivities will include authentic German food and beverages, live music and danc...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Kenosha County Suffrage Celebration rescheduled for Sept. 8

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Kenosha County’s celebration of 101 years of the women’s right to vote, delayed by inclement weather last month, is now rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 8.

The festivities will run from 7 to 9 p.m. on the lawn outside the Anderson Arts ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Picnic in the Park returns to Petrifying Springs Park this Saturday, Aug. 21

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Kenosha County Parks will host its annual Picnic in the Park celebration this Saturday, Aug. 21, at Petrifying Springs Park.

The day will be filled with family-friendly activities including live music, interactive kids' activities, food trucks, fireworks, ...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Kenosha County’s bond rating achieves highest level

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Kenosha County has received a bond rating upgrade to Triple A (AAA), the highest possible, from Standard & Poor's, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

“A Triple A bond rating was a goal for me since I took office in June of...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Kreuser announces appointments to Kenosha County’s new Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today announced the seven applicants he is recommending to serve on the county’s new Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission.

Kreuser interviewed and selected these individuals from a field of 35 individuals who a...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

UPDATED: Kenosha County Suffrage Celebration postponed due to weather

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* UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to inclement weather. It will be rescheduled for a date to be announced.

Kenosha County invites the public to celebrate 101 years of the women’s right to vote at a special event on the evening of Tuesda...

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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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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: 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.

Howeve...

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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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