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Was your great-grandmother a suffragist?

Kenosha County Suffrage 100 releases, researches list of 1915 league members Want to know if someone related to you was involved when women received the right to vote a century ago? Kenosha County Suffrage 100, a group dedicated to celebrating the history of women’s suffrage and the future of voting, this week released a curated […]

You can now text 911 in Kenosha County

It seems like we use text messaging more and more and now Kenosha County residents can add contacting 911 to that list. Contacting 911 by text recently was added here, but officials do advise that it is best suited for certain situations and contacting 911 by voice is usually best. Here’s some details — including […]

Highway MB to close Wednesday

A culvert replacement will close a portion of Highway MB (152nd Avenue) in Bristol Wednesday, July 31, the county announced Tuesday. The closure will affect the stretch of road between Highway CJ (Horton Road) and Highway Q (104th Street). Drivers are encouraged to use Highway U (136th Avenue) as an alternate route. ShareTweet0 Shares

Road construction set for Highway X and Highway NN for next week

Road construction on county highways is set to come to Brighton next week. From a news release from the county: Two Kenosha County highways in the Town of Brighton will be affected by resurfacing and culvert work beginning the week of July 29. Repaving of Highway X (240th Avenue) between Highway 142 (Burlington Road) and […]

Western Kenosha County not escaping opioid crisis, says DA

Western Kenosha County may have largely escaped other drug death crises, but opioids — prescription and illegal — are killing West of the I residents at about the same rate as east of the I residents, District Attorney Michael Graveley told the Bristol Village Board Monday. “I’ve never seen a drug crisis that had this […]

Highway F to be closed from Tuesday through Oct. 8

A section of Highway F south of Highway 50 in Paddock Lake is set to be closed for a while starting Tuesday. The work is expected to continue through Oct. 8. Impacts include causing me to reroute one of my favorite ways to go east and west in Western Kenosha County when I am going […]

Kenosha County sees three overdose deaths in 12 hours

Kenosha County saw three overdose deaths the span of 12 hours Saturday, Medical Examiner Patrice Hall reports. One of the cases was in Twin Lakes. One was in Kenosha and one was in Antioch, with the patient brought to St. Catherine Medical Center From a news release issued by Hall on Sunday: Kenosha County Medical […]

2019 Kenosha County hazardous waste, e-waste drop-off is May 4 in Bristol

Kenosha County’s Household Hazardous Waste Program collection event will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 4, at the Kenosha County Center, Highways 45 and 50 in Bristol. Here’s a video message from Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser telling you all about it: Prefer to read all about it? Click here for […]

Kenosha County April 27 Drug Take-Back Day at Kenosha County Center

Kenosha County will participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Residents are encouraged to bring unwanted, unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to drop-off sites at Entrance D of the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha, and the Kenosha County […]

Highway X in Brighton to be closed April 22-26

Kenosha County has released the following statement about an upcoming closure of Highway X in Brighton: Highway X (240th Avenue) in the Town of Brighton is scheduled to be closed daily during the week of April 22, as the Kenosha County Division of Highways conducts culvert replacement work. The closures will be in effect from […]

County officials set higher goal for petition drive to keep murderer behind bars

An effort by two elected county officials and a victim’s family to keep a man convicted of a 1985 murder in Bristol behind bars is resetting its goal for a petition drive. The petition asking that convicted murderer Eric Nelson not be granted parole next month reached its original goal of 1,000 signatures April 2, […]

District attorney, county executive join drive to prevent parole for murderer

Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Gravely and County Executive Jim Kreuser are lending their help to an effort by a local family to deny parole to a man convicted of a 1985 murder in Bristol. Eric Nelson was convicted of killing Joseph Vite at Vite’s Bristol home. Daniel Dower, a foster child of Vite’s, also was […]

Concern rising among county officials regarding recent overdose deaths

The following news release regarding drug overdose deaths was issued by Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall and Cynthia Johnson, county Health Director: A string of four suspected overdose deaths in the last week is raising concern among public health officials in Kenosha County. Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall said the four deaths since March 22 occurred across […]

County offers flood safety information

With the Fox River over flood stage and heading higher, the Kenosha County Division of Health has offered the following information on flood safety: With a Flood Warning in place along the Fox River and Flood Safety Awareness Week coming up the week of March 18-22, the Kenosha County Division of Health is urging people to take […]

Half price radon test kits available from Kenosha County in January

There’s still time to get a low price radon test kit from Kenosha County during January, which is Radon Action Month. From a news release from the county Division of Health: January is Radon Action Month, and the Kenosha County Division of Health encourages people to test their homes for elevated levels of this cancer-causing, odorless, […]

End of year tax reminders from county treasurer

Here are some end of the year tax reminders from Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson: With 2018 tax bills now having been mailed to property owners in all Kenosha County municipalities, Treasurer Teri Jacobson has a reminder for those who have delinquent taxes from past years. The message: If you do not pay your current-year taxes on time, you […]

County says use extra caution around working snowplows

Winter driving season is upon us, a fact that might be quite apparent even this morning. Here is a news release from Kensoah County about how to co-exist safely on the roadways with snow plows, along with some winter driving tips from the State Patrol: With another winter driving season already upon us, the Kenosha […]

Some county offices inaccessible; Western Kenosha County Transit on the road

A power outage has hampered the operation of some county offices in the Administration Building in downtown Kenosha: But Western Kenosha County Transit is operating if you need to get around Monday: ShareTweet0 Shares

Time change is a good time to check carbon monoxide detectors, says health dept.

Turn the clock back time is also a good time to take steps against carbon monoxide poisoning, says the Kenosha County Division of Health. From a division press release issued Thursday: As we turn back the clocks on Sunday and temperatures continue to fall, the Kenosha County Division of Health reminds residents to take action to […]

Kenosha County to participate in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Oct. 27

Kenosha County will participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Residents are invited and encouraged to bring their unwanted and unused medications to drop-off sites at Entrance D of the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha, and the Kenosha County Center, […]

Paris Town Board seeking lowering of speed limit on Highway A

The Paris Town Board is seeking a lowering of the speed limit on two stretches of Highway A in the town. The board unanimously approved two resolutions Tuesday asking Kenosha County to conduct traffic studies and implement a reduction of the speed limit on Highway A between Highway 142 and Highway D and in the […]

Kenosha County officials encourage voter registration in advance of November election

Have you considered early voting for the November election? Some elected officials got together in Kenosha Thursday to urge you to do just that. Here is a press release distributed by Kenosha County and the city of Kenosha: Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and City of Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian are calling on residents to make […]

Youth-led groups can apply for Kenosha County Youth As Resources until Oct. 11

Looking for money for your next community service or service learning project? Kenosha County Youth As Resources (YAR), a program dedicated to youth empowerment, is seeking youth-led groups to apply for grant funds of up to $500 for their next service project. A simple two-page application form and a short presentation to YAR board members are all […]

Kenosha County hosting Infant Health and Safety Fair & Diaper Distribution Sept. 26

Kenosha County is holding an Infant Health and Safety Fair & Diaper Distribution as it observes September as National Infant Mortality Awareness Month. Infant mortality is the death of a baby within the first year of life. Most babies are born healthy, but in 2016 in Wisconsin, 415 infants died before their first birthday. That is a slight […]

Closure for Highway W in Salem Lakes announced

Highway W in Salem Lakes north of Highway F is facing a long-term closure starting next week, the county has announced. From a post on the county’s website: A road embankment stabilization project will cause a long-term closure on Kenosha County Trunk Highway W (Fox River Road) in the Village of Salem Lakes. The closure – […]

Kenosha County to offer overnight lodge stays at Fox River Park

Kenosha County is opening an overnight lodge at Fox River Park an offering the public a chance to take a look around next week. From a news release from the county Division of Parks: A newly renovated facility within Kenosha County’s Fox River Park will provide overnight camp accommodations for scouts and other civic groups. Kenosha County […]

Crow tests positive for West Nile virus

A dead crow that tested positive for West Nile virus was found in Kenosha County July 31. From a new release from the Kenosha County Division of Health: The Kenosha County Division of Health reports a dead crow found in Kenosha County on July 31, 2018, has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird […]

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 […]

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