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Some county offices reopening starting Monday

If you have business to do with Kenosha County face to face it may be a little easier starting Monday. From a news release from the county executive’s office: 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. […]

Emergency culvert work closing portion of Highway K Thursday

Kenosha County released the following information Thursday morning: A portion of Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) will be closed today, Thursday, June 25, for an emergency culvert replacement. The closure includes the section of Highway K between highways W (328th Avenue) and B (288th Avenue). Drivers are encouraged to use Highway JB or Highway […]

Highway JB to close Tuesday for culvert repair

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: A portion of Kenosha County Highway JB in the Town of Brighton is scheduled to be closed Tuesday, June 16, for a culvert replacement. The closure will affect the section of Highway JB (31st Street) between Highway PH (264th Avenue) and Highway B (288th Avenue). Drivers are encouraged […]

Highway F realignment project to begin Monday

A construction project to realign Highway F through Randall and Twin Lakes is set to begin Monday. Information on the project was shared at a virtual public informational meeting earlier this week. The about 1 mile long project will cost about $3.4 million, with about 80 percent coming from federal funds. County officials say the […]

Virtual public involvement meeting on Highway F project set for Tuesday

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways A virtual public involvement meeting on the upcoming reconfiguration of a portion of Kenosha County Highway F will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 9. This meeting is an opportunity for the public to learn more about the project and ask questions about the relocation of Highway […]

Kenosha County and city issue curfews for Monday, Tuesday nights

Kenosha County and the city of Kenosha have issued emergency curfews for Monday and Tuesday nights. The curfews will take effect 8 p.m. each night and are set to expire at 7 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. The action Monday follows a similar action taken Sunday when crowds gathered in areas of Kenosha, presumably in […]

Silver Lake County Park open with social distancing, capacity limit

From the Kenosha County Division of Parks: Kenosha County’s Silver Lake Park Beach is open for the season as of today — Saturday, May 30 — with a capacity limit in place to promote appropriate social distancing. The beach will be open through Labor Day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. In response to […]

Dog parks, play grounds in Kenosha County parks re-opened

Dog parks and playgrounds in Kenosha County parks are open again, the county announced Friday. County parks in Western Kenosha County are: Old Settlers County Park in Paddock Lake, Silver Lake County Park and Fox River County Park in Salem Lakes and KD Park in Wheatland and Randall. Two of the county’s dog parks are […]

Draft Kenosha County Kickstart reopening plan released

A draft of a plan for reopening the local economy, dubbed the Kenosha County Kickstart plan, was released by Kenosha County Friday. The plan outlines proposed guidelines for safely re-opening various types of businesses and institutions while following certain standards and meeting gating criteria. “Our aim is to allow businesses the opportunity to operate successfully, […]

Kenosha County lifts Safer at Home extension

Kenosha County has lifted its Safer at Home extension after receiving legal guidance that the Supreme Court’s Wednedsay ruling also applies to counties. From a new release distributed at about 9 p.m., Thursday: In response to differing and updated legal guidance, Kenosha County is immediately withdrawing its local action that continued the provisions of the […]

County executive supports local extension of Safer at Home order

County Executive Jim Kreuser threw his support behind the extension of the Safer at Home order in the county through May 26. Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit issued the local order hours late Wednesday after the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned the statewide measure. This action — allowable under Wisconsin Statute 252.03 — will […]

Kenosha County extends Safer at Home to May 26

Kenosha County health officer Dr. Jen Freiheit has extended the provisions of the state’s Safer at Home order here until May 26. The announcement came in a news release issued about 11:30 p.m., Wednesday to take effect at midnight. “We must stay the course and remain calm until Kenosha County is safe to open for […]

County formulating “Kenosha County Kickstart” plan to reopen the economy

The following new release is from the Kenosha County Joint Information Center: An oversight committee charged with reviewing recommendations to reignite Kenosha County’s economy in the wake of COVID-19 will convene for the first time on Thursday. The initiative, called “Kenosha County Kickstart,” strives to reopen the economy based on the foundations of the state’s […]

Kenosha County reschedules household hazardous waste collection event to July 25

Looks like you’ll have to keep that household hazardous waste around a little bit longer. Kenosha County has announced that its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program collection event — typically held in early May — is being rescheduled. From the news release: This year’s Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program collection event is […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 peak date projected as June 3, model says

Kenosha County has released modeling Saturday that shows the local peak of COVID-19 cases could be reached in early June. The model finds that Kenosha County’s new COVID-19 peak date would be on approximately June 3, with 2,480 people infected. Figuring a 20 percent hospitalization rate and a 30 percent intensive care rate of hospitalizations, […]

Kenosha County dog parks to temporarily close as COVID-19 caution

From the Kenosha County Division of Parks: Based on the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and updated recommendations on COVID-19, the Kenosha County Dog Parks will be closed temporarily effective Friday, April 24. The closure will continue until further notice, pending further advisories from public health authorities. A new CDC […]

County Division of Health seeking donations of cloth masks and gowns

From the Kenosha County Joint Information Center: The Kenosha County Division of Health is in need of donations of cloth masks and gowns. Masks are being dropped off to residents who test positive for COVID-19 and their close contacts. Cloth masks and gowns are also needed for long-term care and assisted living facilities in the […]

County health official says safer at home is working here

Safer at home efforts are starting to have a positive effect at curbing COVID-19 spread in Kenosha County, county Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit told the County Board Tuesday evening via conference call. The call is a weekly update to the board from Freiheit about the status of COVID-19 here. With several weeks experience, Freiheit said […]

Portion of Highway MB to be closed Wednesday

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: Kenosha County Highway MB (156th Avenue) in the Village of Bristol will be closed between Highway K (60th Street) and 67th Street on Wednesday, April 15, for a culvert replacement. This work by the Kenosha County Division of Highways will be conducted weather permitting and is subject to […]

Absentee vote counting in Salem Lakes slows results; totals now updated

Counting of absentee ballots in Salem Lakes has been slow, delaying final unofficial vote totals in some races, the county has announced. From a statement released via Facebook: Counting of absentee ballots in the Village of Salem Lakes is taking longer than usual, hence results are not yet complete for the 19th, 20th and 22nd […]

Spring election 2020; County Board supervisor Dist. 22 results

Early results are coming in for the contested race for District 22 county supervisor. As of 6:42 p.m., with 2 of 3 polls reporting results are: Incumbent Erin Decker 663 Bruce Nopenz 382  UPDATE 7:22 p.m. — With 3 of 3 polls reporting what may be incomplete results: Erin Decker 788  Bruce Nopenz 469 UPDATE […]

Spring election 2020: County Board supervisor Dist. 18 results

Early results are coming in for the contest county supervisor Dist. 18 race. With 2 of 3 polls reporting at 6:12 p.m.: Jill Gillmore 525 (50%) Incumbent Monica M. Yuhas 388 (37%) UPDATE 7:20 p.m. — With 3 of 3 polls reporting what may be incomplete results: Yuhas 1,020 (49%) Gillmore 842 (40%) Share4Tweet4 Shares

Spring election 2020; County Board supervisor Dist. 20 results

Early results are coming in for the contested race for District 20 county supervisor. As of 5:08 p.m., with 1 of 3 polls reporting results are: Sharon Pomaville 324 Incumbent John K. Poole 296 The 20th District includes Paddock Lake and parts of Salem Lakes. UPDATE 6:06 p.m. — Latest results with 2 of 3 polls […]

Spring election 2020: County Board supervisor Dist. 19 results

Early results are coming in for the contested race for District 19 county supervisor. At 4:59 p.m., results from 7 of 9 polls show: Sandra Beth 727 Incumbent Michael Skalitzky 303 The 19th District includes Paris, most of Brighton and portions of Bristol and Somers. UPDATE 6:03 p.m. — With 9 of 9 polls reporting […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 cases update April 8, 2020: 130 positive

The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 130 positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Wednesday afternoon. That’s 3 more positives than Tuesday. There has been 1 COVID-19 death in Kenosha County. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 977 negative results in Kenosha County as of Wednesday afternoon. Kenosha County […]

Kenosha County Division of Health urges practice of faith while observing Safer-at-Home order

From the Kenosha County Division of Health: As Passover begins today and Easter Sunday approaches, the Kenosha County Division of Health is urging people to practice their faith while also observing the state’s Safer-at-Home order. While the order allows individuals to leave their homes for limited essential activities, it does not permit gatherings of more […]

Highway K closed Tuesday for repair

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) is scheduled to be closed between Highway MB (152nd Avenue) and 128th Avenue on Tuesday, April 7, for a culvert replacement. This work by the Kenosha County Division of Highways will be conducted weather permitting and is subject to change. Drivers are […]

Kenosha County Administration Building and clerk, treasurer and register of deeds satellite office in County Center closed to public due to COVID-19 safety

The following announcement is from the Kenosha County Office of the County Executive: In a further effort to protect the public and county staff from the COVID-19 virus, the Kenosha County Administration Building is now closed to the public 24/7, the building’s elected officials announced today (Monday). Some services from the county clerk’s, treasurer’s and […]

Spring Election 2020: 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 7. The 22nd District includes most of Wheatland, part of western Brighton, the northwest corner of Salem Lakes, including Silver Lake and part of Randall. (see map above). The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, […]

Spring Election 2020: 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 7 (or by absentee voting before then). 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 […]

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