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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 […]

“Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives” is motto of 2021 Work Zone Safety Awareness Week

From the Kenosha County Department of Public Works & Development Services: With a new road construction season underway, Kenosha County urges drivers to slow down and pay attention in work zones. The week of April 26-30, is Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, as designated by federal, state and local transportation agencies. This year’s theme — […]

2021 Kenosha County household hazardous waste and e-waste collection is May 1

If, like me, you’ve been collecting your household hazardous waste and e-waste all year you’ll be glad to know the time to get rid of it is near. Kenosha County’s 2021 Household Hazardous Waste Program Collection Event will take place May 1, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kenosha County Center at Highways […]

Oak tree transplanting underway at Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park

Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park in Wheatland and Randall is getting some new oak trees. Here are the details from a news release distributed Thursday by the Division of Parks: Over the last 15 years, Kenosha County has received and planted free tree saplings from the Argosy Foundation as well as overstock from Kenosha County’s […]

Virtual program on “Medicare and Change of Residence” offered April 29

Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center is offering virtual Medicare Minute presentations monthly, providing information on a wide range of Medicare topics. The April topic is “Medicare and Change of Residence” to be presented on April 29, from 10 to 11 a.m. Reservations are required to participate. A Zoom link will be sent to […]

Culvert replacement to close Highway NN Wednesday

From the Kenosha County Highway Department A portion of Kenosha County Highway NN (45th Street) in the towns of Brighton and Paris is scheduled to be closed on Wednesday, April 21, for a culvert replacement. This includes the area between Highway 45 (200th Avenue) and Highway EW (232nd Avenue). Drivers are encouraged to use Highway […]

Free, online caregiver training offered

The Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) together with the Alzheimer’s Association, is offering a free, online, professional-level training for the non-professional caregiver. The classes run on Wednesdays, May 5 to June 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. During this 6-week training, participants will gain knowledge to manage daily care of their loved […]

No tornado warning system drill on April 15 for 2021 Severe Weather Awareness Week

This week is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. In years past, that has often meant a statewide tornado warning drill in Thursday, including activation of all warning systems, including outdoor sirens. This year, there will be no such drill activation of warning systems including the outside sirens, Kenosha County Division of Emergency […]

It’s Spring Election Day 2021!

It’s Spring Election Day today with state and local non-partisan offices on the ballot. Polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Salem Lakes will be using all three polling places: Salem Lakes Village Hall, Wilmot Fire Station and Silver Lake Village Hall. Twin Lakes voting will be at Village Hall. All other […]

County Board chairman chooses Kim Lewis to fill vacant board seat

Kenosha County Board Chairman John O’Day has selected Kim Lewis to fill the vacant Dist. 23 County Board seat. The seat has been vacant since the March 3 death of Lon Wienke. From the news release announcing O’Day’s choice: Kenosha County Board Chairman John O’Day today announced his appointment of Twin Lakes resident Kim Lewis […]

Highway D in Paris to close for culvert work

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: A portion of Kenosha County Highway D in the Town of Paris will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, April 6 and 7, for culvert replacements. The work area includes the stretch of Highway D (176th Avenue) between Highway N (38th Street) and Highway 142 (Burlington Road). The closures […]

Old Highway F changes underway

Construction on 89th Street, or what you may think of as the old path of Highway F, is underway and will continue into the summer. The joint project between Kenosha County, Twin Lakes and Randall, will be improving portions of 89th Street, Karow Road and Pond Road beginning in April. From a county news release: […]

Four being considered to fill vacant seat on County Board

Four people have applied to fill out the term of county Supervisor Lon Wienke, who died March 3. From a news release distributed Thursday from County Board Chairman John O’Day: Kenosha County Board Chairman John O’Day today announced the names of the four individuals who have applied for appointment to the board’s vacant 23rd District […]

Kenosha County ADRC offering caregiver virtual support groups starting April 7; register now

Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center, together with Walworth County, is offering two virtual support groups to help family caregivers stay connected and informed.  Join others engaged in helping their loved ones manage day to day living, to relax, chat and learn helpful tips and strategies. The Caregiver Coffee Club meets the first Wednesday of each […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 vaccination clinic will not be open April 2

From Kenosha Public Health: The Kenosha County Public Health COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic will not be in operation on Friday, April 2, due to the Good Friday holiday. People who become eligible for their second dose that day will be invited to make appointments beginning April 7. This remains well within the 42-day period after […]

Applications sought to fill County Board Dist. 23 vacancy

Individuals interested in filling the County Board seat vacancy left by the death of Supervisor Lon Wienke last week can now apply to be appointed. Here are the details in a news release from the County Board office: The Kenosha County Clerk’s Office is now accepting applications from residents interested in filling the 23rd District […]

County Executive Jim Kreuser says he won’t run for re-election

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced Sunday that his current term will be his last in that office as he is retiring. The following is Kreuser’s statement distributed to the public Sunday: For nearly 35 years, it has been my honor to work in service to our community. My career began in Kenosha County government, […]

Western Kenosha County education workers get COVID-19 vaccine at clinic at Central HS

Over 560 people who work in Western Kenosha County education received their COVID-19 vaccination at a clinic held at Central High School Wednesday. The clinic was a joint effort between the 11 Western Kenosha County school districts and Kenosha County Public Health, said Dr. Jennifer Freiheit, the county’s public health officer. “It was truly a […]

Kenosha County announces new COVID-19 vaccination site that will increase capacity

Kenosha County has announced the opening of a new vaccination clinic that is a little closer to Western Kenosha County than the previous location of the Kenosha County Job Center on south Sheridan Road. The new facility — the former Shopko store on 52nd Street — should be able to accommodate over 2.5 times what […]

All Kenosha County Public Health vaccination clinics to be done at Job Center this week

Form the Kenosha County Joint Information Center: Kenosha County Public Health clinics will remain at the Job Center during the week of March 1, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said today. Those who have made second-dose appointments for this week should report to the Job Center at the time of their appointment, Freiheit […]

UK COVID-19 variant case confirmed in Kenosha County

From the Kenosha Joint Information Center: Lab results received over the weekend confirmed that B.1.1.7, known as the U.K. variant of COVID-19, has made its first known appearance in Kenosha County, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today. The individual tested positive earlier in February and has already completed the subsequent isolation period, […]

Kenosha County announces new brand, logo, vision and mission for public health services

The Kenosha County Division of Health is going to be known by a new name. From a new release from the county: The Kenosha County Division of Health is rebranding itself as Kenosha County Public Health, debuting a new logo, mission and vision, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today (Thursday). Freiheit said the name […]

50% of 65 and older residents at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19 in Kenosha County

Half of Kenosha County’s population 65 and over has now been vaccinated against COVID-19, the county announced Thursday. From a news release distributed Thursday afternoon: As of Wednesday, 50 percent of Kenosha County’s 65-and-over population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced. Kenosha County reached this […]

Improvements for Highways C and U project to be subject of virtual public meeting Jan. 21

From the Kenosha County Highway Department: Proposed improvements to the intersection of Kenosha County highways C and U in the Village of Bristol will be the subject of a virtual public involvement meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21. The purpose of the proposed construction project is to address safety concerns and make improvements to […]

County health officer urges Tiers 1a and 1b individuals to fill out COVID-19 vaccination form

From the Kenosha County Joint Information Center: Individuals and organizations that fall within Tiers 1a and 1b of the COVID-19 vaccination schedule are now urged to fill out an online form to help link them with a local vaccine provider, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said today. Tier 1a — the only group […]

County health division supports 10-day quarantine for COVID-19 close contacts with no symptoms

The Kenosha County Division of Health has announced its is on board with new guidance about the length of quarantine needed for COVID-19 close contacts who are symptom free. Here is a news release distributed Monday: The Kenosha County Division of Health will support a new, shortened 10-day quarantine time for symptom-free individuals who have […]

Property tax bills being mailed starting this week

Well it’s property tax bill time. From a news release from the county treasurer’s office: Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson is reminding taxpayers that property tax bills will be mailed beginning the week of Dec. 7, and it is the responsibility of all taxpayers to make a payment by the end of January. “If you […]

Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services marks Veterans Day with special video

The Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services is marking Veterans Day with a special video featuring several members of the community. This video was produced in lieu of the annual Kenosha County Veterans Celebration, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The video is available here. “It’s unfortunate that we can’t safely celebrate Veterans […]

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