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Traffic shift, end of long-term closure at Highways Q & U expected this week

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: A traffic shift and the end of a long-term closure at Kenosha County highways Q and U are set to take effect this Thursday, Oct. 6. Traffic on Highway Q (104th Street) from just east of Uline Drive to just west of Highway U (136th Avenue) is scheduled […]

County experiences another wave of suspected overdose deaths; preventative resources available

From Kenosha County Public Health: The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office has responded to four suspected overdose deaths since last week, Medical Examiner Patrice Hall announced (Thursday). This latest wave of cases is a sad reminder of the danger of the use of illegal drugs and the misuse of prescription medications, Hall said. “Unfortunately, this […]

Paving on Highway W to begin Monday

From the county Division of Highways: Pavement enhancements will be performed on a portion of Kenosha County Highway W beginning Monday, Aug. 29. This work includes the stretch of Highway W (304th Avenue/Fox River Road) between Highway F (93rd Street) and Highway C (113th Street) in the Village of Salem Lakes. The road will remain […]

202 Kenosha County Fair: Alayna Bachand this year’s Shirley Daniels Sewing Memorial Award recipient

The Kenosha County 4-H Sewing Project held a Shirley Daniels Sewing Memorial Award ceremony Sunday at the 2022 Kenosha County Fair. Alayna Bachand was this year’s awardee. The award is named for Shirley Daniels, a longtime leader in local 4-H. Daniels was a general leader of the Brighton Explorers 4-H Club for 25 years with […]

County government to hold office hours at the 2022 Kenosha County Fair

From the County Executive’s Office: Kenosha County government is going on the road to the County Fair, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced Monday. Kerkman, along with representatives of various county divisions, will be available to meet with the public during office hours throughout the fair’s five-day run — this Wednesday, Aug. 17, through Sunday, Aug. […]

Due date for final installment of 2021 property tax is July 31

Do you still owe money on your property taxes? If yes, Kenosha County has a reminder for you: Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson reminds Kenosha County taxpayers that the final installment for their property tax is due by July 31. If your property is in the City of Kenosha and you are paying 2021 property […]

Highway MB bridge project information meeting set for July 8

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: The upcoming rehabilitation of the Highway MB (152nd Avenue) bridge over Center Creek in the Town of Paris will be the subject of a public information meeting on July 8. This meeting will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Kenosha County Center at highways 45 […]

Sgt. Hannah appointed head of Kenosha County Emergency Management

Kenosha County has a new director of Emergency Management: Sgt. Christopher Hannah. From a news release distributed Monday: Kenosha County Sheriff’s Sgt. Christopher Hannah is being recommended to serve as the county’s Director of Emergency Management, County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Sheriff David Beth announced today. Under an executive order signed today, Hannah is serving […]

County Executive Kerkman to host monthly office hours in county parks; first is Saturday in Paddock Lake

Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman has announced a new series of informal office hours to be held in county parks. Saturdays in the Park with Sam is an opportunity for residents to share ideas and comments with the county executive. Information about county resources and services will also be available to visitors. These events will […]

County communications manager receives Excellence in Public Health Media recognition

From the Kenosha County Executive’s office: Kenosha County Communications Manager Joe Potente was recently recognized for Excellence in Public Health Media by the Wisconsin Public Health Association for providing up-to-date, critical information during the COVID-19 pandemic. Potente accepted the award at a reception held Wednesday, May 25, at the Wilderness Resort in the Wisconsin Dells […]

Highway F to close for railroad crossing repair

Highway F is going to be closed starting Monday for railroad crossing repairs. Highway F (Silver Lake Road) will be closed at the Canadian National Railway crossing 0.4 miles east of Highway B, to allow the railroad to repair the crossing, said a news release from the county Division of Highways. The railroad expects this […]

Kenosha County Public Works Director Ray Arbet to retire

The retirement of Kenosha County Public Works Director Ray Arbet was announced Wednesday. From a news release distributed Wednesday: Kenosha County Public Works Director Ray Arbet will retire effective July 1, Arbet and CountyExecutive Samantha Kerkman announced Wednesday. Arbet, who has served on and off in county government since 1982, said he made his decision […]

Kenosha County Public Health providing fentanyl test strips with Narcan training

From Kenoha County Public Health: Kenosha County Public Health is now supplying fentanyl test strips to people who receive Narcan training, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced Thursday. The county this week accepted delivery of a supply of 2,000 test strips that it ordered recently, after they were made legal in Wisconsin under a state […]

Spring election 2022: Kenosha County supervisor Dist. 23 election results

Voters in the 23th District will be electing a county supervisor Tuesday in a contested race. District 23 includes parts of Twin Lakes and Randall. Here’s a map. On the ballot are Aaron Karow, who is a Twin Lakes village trustee, and Kim Lewis, the incumbent who was appointed to the seat in 2021 after the […]

Highway CJ in Bristol to close for culvert work

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: Kenosha County Highway CJ (Horton Road) in the Village of Bristol will have daily and nightly closures from Monday, March 28, through Thursday, March 31. The closures are to accommodate multiple culvert replacements. The road will not be passable at worksites. The daytime closures will be on Highway […]

Highway NN to close starting March 21 for culvert replacements

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: A portion of Kenosha County Highway NN (52nd Street/312th Avenue) in the Town of Brighton will have daily road closures Monday, March 21, through Thursday, March 24. This includes the section between highways K and B. The closures are to accommodate multiple culvert replacements. The road will be impassible […]

Twin Lakes approves agreement with county for East Lakeshore Drive rehab

The Twin Lakes Village Board on Monday approved an intergovernmental agreement with Kenosha County for a project that will repave East Lakeshore Drive (county Highway EM), improve storm sewers in along the road and create a safer area for pedestrians and bicyclists. The village will pay a portion of the cost. Cost breakdown is: State […]

Kenosha County ADRC warning of new Medicare scam

The following news release about a scam that is going around is from Paula Clark of the Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center: There is a “new” Medicare scam circulating in Kenosha County. Again. Scammers have cleverly put a new twist on a scam that originated in 2020. The Kenosha County Aging & Disability […]

Bridge reconstruction to close Highway WG through mid-summer

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: Reconstruction of the Kenosha County Highway WG (128th Street) bridge over the Dutch Gap Canal in the Village of Bristol will close the roadway beginning the week of Feb. 21 and continuing through mid-summer. The closure will include the portion of Highway WG between Highway MB (152nd Avenue) […]

Railroad crossing repairs to close Highway W in Wheatland

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: Emergency railroad repair work will close Highway W (328th Avenue) at the Canadian National (railroad) crossing just south of 45th Street in the Town of Wheatland for much of the week of Feb. 21. The crossing is scheduled to close at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, and is […]

It’s 2022 spring primary Election Day!

It’s spring primary election day, with contests in two local races. Polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Here is a list of polling places. There are two contests of local interest: Three candidates for county executive are vying to appear on the April 5 ballot: Jerry Gulley, Samantha Kerkman and Rebecca […]

Another 5 days of Highway K closure for culvert work starting Feb. 14

Highway K along the Paddock Lake-Brighton border will be closed again for repairs this coming work week. From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: Portions of Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) will be closed for approximately five days beginning Monday, Feb. 14, for two culvert replacements. The first replacement location is just west of […]

Spring Election 2022: Kenosha County executive candidates Q&A

Voters throughout Kenosha County will have the opportunity to vote in a non-partisan primary Feb 15 for county executive. There will be three candidates on the ballot Tuesday: Jerry Gulley, Samantha Kerkman and Rebecca Matoska-Mentink. Incumbent Jim Kreuser did not run for re-election. Tuesday’s primary will narrow the filed to two for the April 5 […]

Pomaville announces she will not run for re-election to 20th District supervisor seat

The incumbent Kenosha County District 20 Supervisor has announced she will not run for re-election in April 2022. Sharon Pomaville of Salem made the announcement Wednesday via email to news media and social media. Pomaville, the executive director of The Sharing Center, was in her first term on the County Board, having defeated incumbent John […]

Plan for repair to Highway JB bridge over the Fox River expected by end of Sept.

County officials expect to have a plan for repairing the county Highway JB bridge over the Fox River in Wheatland by the end of September. The road has been closed where it crosses the river since Sept. 2. A concerned citizen called the county and requested a review of a section of the bridge, Highway […]

County Supervisor Pomaville hosting listening sessions in Salem & Paddock Lake Sept. 18

Kenosha County Board Supervisor Sharon Pomaville, District 20, will hold two listening sessions on Saturday, Sept. 18. One session will be held at the Community Library in Salem from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Note: Time corrected from earlier version — DH) Another session will be held at Paddock Lake Village Hall from 1 to […]

Kreuser announces Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission appointees; includes local county supervisor and a Wheatland resident

A county supervisor who represents a Western Kenosha County district along with a Wheatland resident were included on the county’s new Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission, whose membership was announced Wednesday. Sharon Pomaville, whose district includes Paddock Lake and parts of Salem Lakes, was one of two county supervisors named to the commission. Also named […]

Highway EM/East Lakeshore Drive in Twin Lakes to close Monday for repair

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: Kenosha County Highway EM (East Lakeshore Drive) in the Village of Twin Lakes will be closed in approximately the 2000 block for culvert repair work beginning Monday, July 19. This work will take roughly a week to complete. A posted detour will route drivers around the closure via […]

A word from our sponsors: 2021 Bristol Woodstock free concerts coming to Bristol Woods Park on Thursdays

Note: This is a paid announcement from Kenosha County Division of Parks — DH The Bristol Woodstock concert series is coming to Bristol Woods County park this summer on Thursdays, June 24 through Aug. 5, 6 to 8 p.m., Bristol Woodstock is sponsored by Kenosha County Parks, Gruber Law Offices LLC, Aetna Medicare Solutions, and […]

Kenosha County Board creates Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission

The Kenosha County Board Tuesday created a Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission at Tuesday’s regular board meeting. The commission, charged with facilitating greater racial equity and dismantling racism here. The commission was created by a 21-0 vote at Tuesday’s County Board meeting (Supervisors Erin Decker and Mark Nordigian were excused absent from the meeting). From […]

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