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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 […]

County recognizes Nurse-Family Partnerships on Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day, the Kenosha County Division of Health Services has the following to say about the importance of Nurse-Family Partnerships to first time moms in need: This Mother’s Day, we recognize all of the moms who are working hard to give their children the best possible start and opportunities for success. It’s not easy being a mom […]

Kenosha County’s household hazardous waste, e-waste and refrigerant waste collection is May 6

Everyone who lives in Kenosha County – the city, towns and villages – can dispose of their household hazardous waste, e-waste and refrigerant waste by bringing their waste items to the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th Street, Bristol, on Saturday, May 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is the only county-wide household hazardous waste collection […]

Spring Election 2017: It’s Election Day!

It’s Spring Election Day today with non-partisan municipal, school and judicial offices on the ballot. At the state level, there is a contested election for state superintendent of schools. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voting in Twin Lakes will be at Village Hall. Salem Lakes will be using all three polling places: Salem […]

Spring Election 2017: Circuit court judge candidate questionnaire answers

Voters throughout Kenosha County will be able to vote in a contested election for circuit court judge on April 4. Each candidate was sent the same request for biographical information and a set of questions. Following are their answers:

Health Dept. says: Flu surging here; not too late for flu vaccine

The Kenosha County Division of Health wants you to know that there’s a surge in local flu cases going on, but it’s still not too late to get a flu vaccination. From a news release from the health division: The Kenosha County Division of Health is advising residents that it is not too late to receive […]

Kenosha County Youth In Governance program accepting nominations

Kenosha County Youth In Governance, a youth empowerment program that offers area teens the chance to directly participate in local government is seeking nominations for motivated young people for the 2017-2018 year. The requirements to participate in Youth in Governance are: Youth must be a Kenosha County resident. Youth must be a high school student in 10th […]

2017 Kenosha County 4-H Youth Ice Fishing Derby cancelled due to poor ice conditions

The annual Kenosha County 4-H Youth Ice Fishing Derby has been cancelled due to poor ice conditions. The derby was to take place Saturday. Here is the full announcement from the county Department of Public Works and Development Services: Due to unseasonably high temperatures and limited ice accumulations, the Kenosha County Parks is canceling its annual 4-H Youth […]

County snow plow rear-ended in I-94 crash

A Kenosha County Public Works snow plow was involved in a crash on I-94 early Thursday morning. Lt. Nathan Clark of Wisconsin State Patrol said a patient or patients were transported to a local hospital from the crash, but he could not say who from information available to him at the time of our interview. […]

KD Park reopens with better access, plans for future

A mix of county officials, contractors and some fans of the property re-opened KD park Tuesday afternoon with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The 300-plus acre county park is on the site of a former gravel pit. It first opened in 2010. It was closed since August for the construction of a paved parkway, parking stalls, signage and […]

KD Park to reopen after ceremony Tuesday

If you have been missing getting out to KD Park, you are in luck. The county park is set to reopen after a grand reopening and ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday. From a media release from the county executive’s office: Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser has announced the reopening of West End Park, locally known as KD […]

Mental health, law enforcement and infrastructure emphasized in county executive’s proposed 2017 budget

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser delivered his 2017 budget address Tuesday, saying his budget proposal emphasizes improvements to mental health services, law enforcement and infrastructure. Kreuser also said he expects some increase to residents county tax burden; he described the increase as equal to one penny a day for the owner of a $100,000 property. There were no Western […]

Kenosha County’s bond rating upgraded

Kenosha County’s bond rating has been upgraded. From an announcement of the action from the county executive’s office: Kenosha County on Thursday received upgraded ratings for the county’s general obligation bonds and long-term obligations from both Standard & Poors Global and Fitch Ratings. Both S&P and Fitch have assigned a rating of AA+, an upgrade from AA, both […]

Free admission this Friday for Silver Lake County Park beach

The National Weather Service may have cancelled its excessive heat warning and moderated its forecast some, but Friday is still going to be hot and Kenosha County wants to help. County Executive Jim Kreuser’s office has announced free admission for all county residents at Silver Lake County Park beach on Friday, July 22. From a media […]

County paving project in Twin Lakes to begin soon

A county paving project is set to start soon on some well-traveled roads in Twin Lakes. Village administrator Jennifer Frederick shared the following info from Gary Sipsma, county director of Division of Highways and Highway Commissioner: Kenosha County has an asphalt paving project scheduled on S. Lake Avenue from Main Street to Wilmot Avenue and on Wilmot Avenue from […]

County health dept. urges cooperation with community health survey

The Kenosha County Department of Human Services has issued the following media release regarding on upcoming community health survey: The Kenosha County Division of Health, Aurora Health Care, United Hospital System, and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, are working in partnership with Kenosha Community Health Center and Kenosha United Way to conduct a community health survey beginning June 23, […]

Grand opening for Silver Lake Mountain Bike Trail System June 4

An official grand opening of the Silver Lake Mountain Bike Trail System will be held at noon on Saturday, June 4. Approximately nine miles of professionally designed, purpose-built mountain bike trails have been built over the past two years in Silver Lake County Park. Construction, labor, and maintenance have been donated by members of the Silver Lake chapter […]

Additional coverage of Racine County hearing on Wheatland sex offender placement (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Today’s hearing dealt with whether the Town of Wheatland and or Kenosha County have the right to intervene in the placement of Michael McGee in the Town of Wheatland. Lawyers representing the state, Michael McGee, Department of Health Services, Kenosha County, and Town of Wheatland met in the courtroom of Judge Allan Torhorst in Racine […]

Reader’s Photos: Household hazardous waste collection line

Kenosha County should be a somewhat less hazardous place after the response to Saturday’s household hazardous waste collection event at the Kenosha County Center at Highways 45 and 50 in Bristol. Reader Kelly Mickelsen shared this photo of part of the line waiting to get into the County Center. At one point, Mickelsen said, the […]

County hazardous waste disposal program is Saturday

Kenosha County will host a household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, May 7 at the Kenosha County Center, Highways 45 and 50 in Bristol. E-waste (electronic waste) and refrigerant waste (items containing freon) will also be accepted. Here’s a video message from County Executive Jim Kreuser about the program: More information also available here.

Clinic to help veterans with free estate planning

In an effort to assist area veterans and their eligible dependents, the Kenosha County Veterans Service Office is hosting a Wills and Power of Attorney Clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Job Center located at 8600 Sheridan Road (South 10 Classroom). There will be volunteer attorneys on site to advise and […]

County receives grant to add improvements to KD Park

Kenosha County has received a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources grant to develop KD Park in Randall and Wheatland, the county has announced. From a news release distributed last week: Kenosha County Parks has been awarded the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Grant to develop the West End Park, locally known as KD Park, said […]

Paris-Somers agreement, Salem business park featured in State of the County address

  Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser’s 2016 state of the county address featured discussion of the Paris-Somers intergovernmental and the developing Salem business park. Kreuser delivered the address at a meeting of the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors Tuesday evening in Kenosha. Kresuer addressed the intergovernmental agreement between Paris and Somers that has Paris allow 2,500 […]

Kim Breunig first woman to lead County Board

Tuesday night, by unanimous vote, the County Board elected their first female Chairwoman. Kim Breunig, who represents District 21, which includes parts of Salem, Twin Lakes, Randall, and some of Wheatland, had been serving as Vice Chair, and has been a Supervisor for 10 years. Breunig has served on the Finance committees and Chaired Planning and […]

Kenosha County breaks ground on addition to Brookside Care Center

Government officials, Brookside administration, staff, and residents gathered for a program and groundbreaking for an addition to the Brookside Care Center in Kenosha on April 13 . The $20 million expansion of the Kenosha County operated facility will be built without adding to the tax bill, officials say. The addition will be a 48-bed, 2-story […]

Spring Election 2016: Recount shows Bruenig as victor in county supervisor Dist. 21 race

A recount of the county supervisor Dist. 21 results conducted Monday still had incumbent Kim Bruenig narrowly edging challenger Mark Nordigan by 4  votes. With final unofficial votes were counted April 5, Bruenig was leading Nordigan by 7 votes. That margin narrowed to 3 votes after canvassing, during which late arriving absentee votes were counted. Nordigan then […]

Kay Goergen honored for service to Kenosha County Board of adjustment

Former Kenosha County  Board of Adjustment Chairman Kay Goergen was recently honored for her long service. Goergen was presented with a plague inscribed with “in recognition of 17 year of loyal and dedicated service” by Ben Fiebelkorn, Senior Land Use Planner for Kenosha County Public Works & Development Services, Division of Planning Operations. Kay was […]

Spring Election 2016: County supervisor Dist. 21 results

Early results in the county supervisor Dist. 21 race show a tiught battle between incumbent Kim Bruenig and challenger Mark Nordigan. With 2 of 4 polls reporting unofficial results at about 9:26 p.m.: Mark Nordigan 356 (51%). Kimberly Breunig 332 (48%). The district includes parts of Salem, Randall and Twin Lakes. UPDATE 9:50 p.m. — […]

Spring Election 2016: County supervisor Dist. 23 results

Early results in the county supervisor Dist. 23 race show incumbent Dennis Elverman fending off a challenge from challenger Tom Gibbons. At 9:23 p.m. with 2 of 4 polls reporting unofficial results: Dennis Elverman 269 (59%). Thomas H. Gibbons 188 (41%). The district includes parts of Twin Lakes, Randall and Wheatland. UPDATE 12:46 a.m. — […]

Spring Election 2016: County supervisor Dist. 18 results

Early results from the county supervisor Dist. 18 election show Jill Gillmore of Bristol with a commanding lead over Monica Yuhas of Pleasant Prairie. Complete unofficial results from Bristol are: Gillmore 723. Yuhas 189. The district also includes part of Pleasant Prairie. Neither candidate is an incumbent as current Supervisor Anita Johnson did not run […]

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