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County free household hazardous waste disposal is May 5

If you have some hazardous waste hanging around here’s a reminder that Kenosha County’s free Household Hazardous Waste Program is coming up May 5. From a news release from County Executive Jim Kreuser’s office: “The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a FREE program and a great opportunity for Kenosha residents to dispose of their household hazardous […]

Medical examiner and Division of Health issue warning on opiod-related deaths

Two Kenosha County government departments have issued a warning in the wake of recent deaths related to opioid drug use. From a new release issued March 8: The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Kenosha County Division of Health are issuing a warning about opioid and opiate use after a string of four suspected overdose deaths […]

Spring Election 2018: Circuit court ruling puts Nopenz back on April 3 county supervisor ballot

Bruce Nopenz of Silver Lake is back on the April 3 ballot for county supervisor in Dist. 22 after a ruling by a Kenosha County Circuit Court judge Wednesday. Judge Bruce Schroeder overruled the decision of the Wisconsin Election Commission that Nopenz be removed because of an inadequate number of nominating signatures due to rules […]

Kenosha County wins award for approach to emerald ash borer tree removal

Kenosha County was recently recognized with an award at the Wisconsin Arborist Association/DNR urban forestry conference for how it tackled its emerald ash borer infestation in county parks, including two in Western Kenosha County. From a county news release: … The Parks Divisions’ Emerald Ash Borer Mechanized Tree Removal and Utilization Project was the recipient of the […]

Zero-interest, deferred-payment loans for home rehab available to qualifying county residents

Zero-interest, deferred-payment loans for home rehab are available to Kenosha County residents the Division of Planning and Developmetn has announced. From a news release: Zero-interest, deferred-payment loans for home rehabilitation remain available to low-to-moderate-income Kenosha County residents. These Community Development Block Grant loans are administered through the Southern Housing Region CDBG program. Applications are accepted on a […]

Spring Election 2018: Candidate removed from April 4 ballot for Dist. 22 county supervisor to wage write-in campaign

Bruce Nopenz, the Dist. 22 county supervisor candidate removed from the April 3 ballot by a ruling of the Wisconsin Elections Commission earlier this week has decided to run a write-in candidacy. Nopenz announced his write-in candidacy via a news release posted on his candidate Facebook page. The Dist. 22 incumbent, Erin Decker, filed a […]

Spring Election 2018: Nopenz removed from April 3 ballot for Dist. 22 county supervisor

An objection by incumbent Dist. 22 county Supervisor Erin Decker to the nominating petitions of her challenger Bruce Nopenz has been upheld by the Wisconsin Election Commission. The ruling means Nopenz will not appear on the April 3 ballot unless he files an appeal in circuit court and is successful. According to the commission’s decision […]

County’s annual ice fishing derby is Jan. 21 at KD Park

So Thursday, early, when the temperatures were balmy, you might not have been thinking about ice fishing. But Wisconsin normalcy has returned for the “forecastable” future so it seems safe again to report that Kenosha County’s annual ice fishing derby will return to KD Park from 7 to 11 a.m. Jan. 21. From a news release: […]

2018-2019 Kenosha County Youth In Governance nominations being accepted now

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 Kenosha County Youth In Governance program. Youth who are selected to serve will gain instrumental leadership skills and knowledge from having the opportunity to serve on one of the seven County Board committees.  These skills will help take them far into their academic and personal careers. The requirements to […]

Contested races for most local county supervisor races

While most Western Kenosha County municipal seats see little competition in the April 3 election, all but one of the six Western Kenosha County County Board districts will have contested races. Candidates filing nomination papers by the 5 p.m. Tuesday deadline were: District 18 — Monica Yuhas and Mary (Katie) Verzal. Incumbent Jill Gillmore is […]

Flood survivors can now apply for CDBG Emergency Assistance Program funds

Applications are now available for Kenosha County residents who want to access Community Development Block Grant-Emergency Assistance Program funds awarded to the county in the wake of flooding this summer. An application form is available here. From a news release from County Executive Jim Kreuser’s office: Kenosha County residents whose homes were damaged by the July […]

Gateway Technical College students work with ash trees in Silver Lake Park

Gateway Technical College horticulture students were in Silver Lake County Park this week working on the park’s dead ash trees. From a news release from the county’s Department of Public Works & Development Services-Division of Parks: A unique partnership earlier this week turned a rural Kenosha County park into a real-world laboratory for students in Gateway Technical […]

County to host 2017 Homeless Veterans Stand Down and Veterans Celebration Nov. 4

Kenosha County will host a event to reach out to homeless veterans. From a news release from the Department of Human Services: The Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services is planning a special event as Veterans Day approaches. Veterans, active duty military members and their families are invited to the 2017 Homeless Veterans Stand Down and Veterans Celebration […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 28, but Kenosha County has year round options

Saturday, Oct. 28 may be National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, but Kenosha County residents are fortunate they have local options for disposing of unused prescription drugs year round — including two drop-off locations in Western Kenosha County. From a news release for County Executive Jim Kreuser’s office: Those old, unwanted drugs in your medicine cabinet aren’t […]

Deadline to apply for lottery and gaming credit is Oct. 2

The following news release from county Treasurer Teri Jacobson about the lottery and gaming credit has a looming deadline: Are you receiving the state Lottery and Gaming Credit on your property tax bill? Now’s the time to check, and to request the funds you’re due if you’re not receiving them, Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson advises. Property owners […]

Kenosha County receives $300,000 federal grant to battle opioid addiction

Kenosha County has announced the receipt of a grant to create a program aimed at fighting the spread of opioid addiction, a problem that has been greater here than nearby Wisconsin counties of late. From a news release from County Executive Jim Kreuser’s office: A $300,000 federal grant will enable Kenosha County to launch a […]

Highway W expected to reopen this week; Highway AH and SA paving updates; Highway MB work completed

Highway W — with a smoothed out turn that used to be nearly 90 degrees — is expected to reopen later this week, Kenosha County announced Tuesday. The road has been closed since late May to through traffic. The project is now substantially completed, though some “punch list” items remain to be completed by the […]

Work on Highways JF and SA to begin next week and week after

Work on two county Highways in Western Kenosha County is set to begin next week and the week after. From a news release from the county Division of Highways: Work is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Sept. 12, on repaving of County Trunk Highway JF (119th Street) from 259th Avenue to Highway 83 (Antioch Road). County Trunk Highway […]

Repaving on Highway MB in Bristol to begin this week

Work on Highway MB in Bristol will begin this week and last through mid-Septmeber. From a news release from the county: A repaving project on Kenosha County Highway MB (160th Avenue) in the Village of Bristol will begin this week. Highway MB will be resurfaced from Highway 50 (75th Street) to just north of the roundabout at Highway […]

Crow tests positive for Wet Nile virus

A dead crow found in Kenosha County has tested positive for West Nile virus. Here is more from the Kenosha County Division of Health: The Kenosha County Division of Health reports a dead crow found in Kenosha County on August 11, 2017 has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird that […]

2017-18 Kenosha County Youth in Governance participants announced

Kenosha County Youth in Governance swore in its newest class of 14 local high school students earlier this summer. Participants serve as advisory members of the County Board’s six standing committees, plus the Kenosha Joint Services Board. They attend meetings and have the opportunity to contribute to discussions just the same as the elected supervisors who make up […]

USDA loan program may help local flood victims

Kenosha County has issued a news release about a loan program that might be of help to victims of recent flooding: Wisconsin Emergency Management is citing a loan program available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Office as a possible source of funds to help residents affected by the recent floods. USDA Rural Development has funding […]

County health division reacts to string of opioid deaths here

The Kenosha County Division of Health has issued the following statement in the wake of a string of recent opioid deaths here: The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Kenosha County Division of Health are issuing a warning about opioid and opiate use after a string of 10 suspected overdose deaths in Kenosha County […]

Feds here to assess flood damage to determine relief

Federal officials joined county officials in touring Kenosha County Tuesday assessing good damage in the wake of heavy rain July 11 and 12 and resulting flooding. The assessments will be used to determine whether local residents and businesses will be eligible for federal grants and other assistance to recover from flood damage. From a news […]

County still seeking federal disaster assistance in wake of record flooding

Kenosha County officials continue to work toward helping southeastern Wisconsin qualify for federal disaster relief, a statement released Monday afternoon from the county executive’s office said. “Lt. Staples and our county departments are working hard to ensure that Kenosha County is able to draw down the highest possible amount of federal and state money to help […]

County offers flood disaster recovery tips and assistance

Here is a press release from Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser’s office regarding flood disaster recovery tips and assistance: Recent flooding throughout Kenosha County resulted in damage to public and private property, as well as displacement of residents from their homes. Kenosha County residents affected by flooding should be aware of the health and safety hazards associated with […]

List of county highway closures

Here is a list of highway closures due to flooding from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department as of early Thursday afternoon: Highway MB from 142 to Highway E and from Highway C to Highway 50. Highway C from Highway 45 to Highway D. Highway E from I94 to 104th Avenue. Highway KR from Highway H to […]

County highway department, sheriff’s deputies responding to numerous flooded road conditions

Kenosha County Highway Department has issued the following statement regarding flooded roads this morning: Due to the severe weather pattern that passed through Kenosha County, we are presently responding along with the Kenosha County Highway Department to numerous reports of flooded roadways and washouts. The following roadways are closed due to the flooding or washouts: The […]

County awarded $3.3 million to drive lead-based paint removal here

The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Friday that it has been awarded a multi-million dollar grant to combat lead-based paint and other home health and safety hazards. From the announcement released by the county: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) this week awarded $3,300,000 to the Kenosha County Division of Health to […]

County clerk mailing suspension notices to dormant voters

If you have not voted in an election in a while, you may be getting some mail from Kenosha County soon. Here’s an announcement from County Clerk Mary T. Kubicki regarding Notices of Suspension: “Notice of Suspension” postcards are on their way to the mailboxes of 12,738 registered Kenosha County voters who have not voted in […]

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