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County treasurer announces changes in collection of delinquent taxes

County Treasurer Teri Jacobson has announced changes in how delinquent taxes are collected. From a news release from the treasurer’s office: In an effort to improve the system for all taxpayers, the Kenosha County Treasurer’s Office is making some changes to how it collects delinquent taxes, Treasurer Teri Jacobson announced (Monday). “We now have the ability in our […]

Highway MB to be closed at times next week

A section of Highway MB in Paris will be closed at times next week for road work. From a news released distributed by the county on Friday: Multiple culvert replacements will close a portion of Kenosha County Highway MB (136th Avenue) at various times during the week of May 14. The closures will affect the stretch of […]

Road work to close portions of Highways EM and MB starting this week

Two Western Kenosha County highways are scheduled to close this week for road work, the county Division of Highways has announced. From a news release distributed Monday by the county: In the Village of Twin Lakes, Highway EM (East Lakeshore Drive) is scheduled to be closed Tuesday and Wednesday for paving of the gutter. This improvement is […]

2018 Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is May 5

Gather up your household hazardous waste and get to Kenosha County’s Household Hazardous Waste Program  May 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kenosha County Center at Highways 45 and 50 in Bristol. The drop-off is free for residents and will accept a wide variety of household hazardous waste, e-waste and refrigerant waste items. Here […]

Register by April 27 for county’s wills and power of attorney clinic for veterans

To assist area military veterans and their eligible dependents, the Kenosha County Veterans Services Office is hosting a Wills and Power of Attorney Clinic on Saturday, May 12. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the North 3 Conference Room at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha. Refreshments will be provided. […]

County declares Work Zone Safety Awareness Week

Well, the weather is bound to get better — maybe even later this week. And with better weather comes road construction. Here is a news release from the county division of highways regarding Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, which is April 9-13: With a new road construction season underway, Kenosha County urges drivers to slow down and […]

Spring election 2018: It’s election day!

Western Kenosha County residents will be going to the polls Tuesday to vote in the 2018 spring non-partisan election. Polls throughout our area open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Contested races on are the ballot for: County supervisor in Dist. 18, Dist. 20, Dist. 21, Dist. 22 and Dist. 23. Salem Lakes […]

Spring Election 2018: County supervisor District 23 candidates Q&A

Voters in county board District 23 will be able to cast a ballot in a contested county supervisor race on April 3. The 23rd District includes parts of Twin Lakes and Randall and small portion of Wheatland. (see map above). The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here is their biographical […]

Spring Election 2018: County supervisor District 22 candidates Q&A

Voters in county board District 22 will be able to cast a ballot in a contested county supervisor race on April 3. The 22nd District includes parts of Brighton, Wheatland, Randall, and Salem Lakes, including all of Silver Lake. (see map above). The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here […]

Spring Election 2018: County supervisor District 21 candidates Q&A

Voters in county board District 21 will be able to cast a ballot in a contested county supervisor race on April 3. The 21st District includes parts of Twin Lakes, Randall and Salem (see map above). The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here is their biographical information, followed by their […]

Spring Election 2018: County supervisor District 20 candidates Q&A

Voters in county board District 20 will be able to cast a ballot in a contested county supervisor race on April 3. The 20th District includes Paddock Lake and part of Salem Lakes (see map above). The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here is their biographical information, followed by their […]

Spring Election 2018: County supervisor District 18 candidates Q&A

Voters in county board district 18 will be able to cast a ballot in a contested county supervisor race on April 3. The 18th District includes much of Bristol in Western Kenosha County (see map above). The rest of the district is in Pleasant Prairie. The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by […]

County free household hazardous waste disposal is May 5

If you have some hazardous waste hanging around that you’d like to get rid of 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 […]

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 […]

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