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Highways V and MB to close for roadwork

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: Two county trunk highways in the villages of Bristol and Salem Lakes will have closures for roadwork during the week of April 15. — Highway V (224th Avenue) between highways C (Wilmot Road) and JS (107th Street) is scheduled to be closed from 7 a.m. to about 3 […]

Saturdays in the Park with Sam at Veterans Memorial Park April 13

From the Office of the County Executive: Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman will host a Saturdays in the Park with Sam community outreach event from 10 to 11 a.m. this Saturday, April 13, at the Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park. This informal office hours event is being held in conjunction with a Kenosha County 4-H […]

Highway Q to close for culvert work

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: In preparation for an upcoming resurfacing project, sections of Kenosha County Highway Q (104th Street/Winfield Road) in Bristol are set to be closed to through traffic during the during the upcoming weeks for the installation of new drainage culverts. These daily closures are to occur from 6 a.m. […]

Highway V to close starting March 11

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: A portion of Kenosha County Highway V in the Village of Salem Lakes is scheduled to be closed daily during the week of March 11 for culvert replacement and ditch line work. This includes the stretch of Highway V (224th Avenue) between Highway C (Wilmot Road) and Highway […]

Brush burning to take place at county-owned gravel pit

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: The Kenosha County Division of Highways wishes to notify residents in the area of the county-owned gravel pit in Wilmot that a controlled burn will take place at various times throughout the month of March. This burning of brush on the property will be conducted as weather permits, […]

County Highway Director Clement Abongwa leaving for new job in Dane County

From the Office of the Kenosha County Executive: Kenosha County Highway Director Clement Abongwa will depart his position this spring as he takes on a similar role in Dane County, Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced (Thursday). As Commissioner of the Dane County Department of Highway & Transportation, Abongwa will lead operations in the state’s […]

Highway C set to be closed for culvert replacement

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: Kenosha County Highway C (Wilmot Road) is scheduled to be closed to through traffic just east of 176th Avenue in the Village of Bristol from Jan. 31 through Feb. 7 for a culvert replacement. A posted detour will route drivers around the closure via Highway MB (160th Avenue), […]

Long-term closure of Highway B in Brighton to start Jan. 8

Highway B in Brighton Is set to start a long-term closure next week. From Kenosha County Division of Highways: Highway B (288th Avenue) is scheduled to be closed to through traffic just south of Highway JB (31st Street) in the Town of Brighton from Jan. 8 through late May 2024, as a bridge reconstruction occurs. […]

County breaks ground on Human Services Building project

From the Office of the County Executive: Construction work on Kenosha County’s Human Services Building project is now officially underway. County Executive Samantha Kerkman joined other officials and project partners Tuesday, at a groundbreaking ceremony for the long-awaited project. The county, in an innovative public-private partnership with Bear Development, is developing a facility that will […]

Highway C flagging operations scheduled for Sept. 7

From the Kenosha County Division f Highways: Saw-cutting operations will impact traffic on Highway C in the Highway U intersection construction area during non-peak travel hours on Thursday, Sept. 7. During these times, one lane of traffic will remain open with flagging operations in place. A full closure of Highway C (Wilmot Road) in the […]

Resurfacing underway on Highway D in Paris

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: A resurfacing project is now underway on Kenosha County Highway D (172nd Avenue/45th Street/176th Avenue) between highways K (60th Street) and N (38th Street) in the Town of Paris. Drivers are advised to find an alternate route through the area. The project is expected to continue for approximately […]

Kenosha County receives funding from state for two assistant district attorneys

From the Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office: District Attorney Michael Graveley and members of his staff convened a news conference (Friday) to spotlight a major win for public safety in Kenosha County in the recent Wisconsin state budget process. Graveley credited members of the local legislative delegation, County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Gov. Tony Evers […]

County to launch new concert series at Old Settlers Park bandshell June 8

Kenosha County will be launching a new series of concerts at the newly constructed bandshell at Old Settlers County Park starting June 8. The bandshell was funded in part by Old Settlers Oktoberfest, an annual event held at the park. The new, free concert series will be called Rhythm on the Lake. Old Settlers Park […]

County to host Veterans Appreciation Summer Picnic June 2 at Veterans Memorial Park

From the Kenosha County Executive’s Office: County Executive Samantha Kerkman is inviting local veterans and their families to the inaugural Veterans Appreciation Summer Picnic, to be held at noon Friday, June 2, at the Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park. Admission is free, and lunch will be served courtesy of MISSION BBQ in Kenosha. Free roundtrip […]

2023 national champion Wilmot Union High School Academic Decathlon honored by county

Kenosha County officials and other dignitaries joined Wilmot Union High School’s Academic Decathlon team Monday, for a special luncheon to celebrate the team’s recent Division II National Championship. County Executive Samantha Kerkman bestowed upon the team a Certificate of Recognition, while Anna Carroll of Sen. Van Wanggaard’s office presented a state proclamation. Carroll, now a […]

Kenosha County Hazardous Waste Collection Event is May 20

Saturday, May 20 is this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event. From Kenosha County Executive’s Office: “This FREE Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program provides a great opportunity for Kenosha County residents to dispose of their household hazardous waste in an environmentally friendly way,” County Executive Samantha Kerkman said. E-waste (electronic waste) and refrigerant waste […]

Highway KD to close for resurfacing

From the Kenosha County Division of HIghways: Kenosha County Highway KD (352nd Avenue) between Highway F (Bassett Road) and Highway 50 in Randall and Wheatland is scheduled to be closed for approximately two to three weeks beginning Tuesday, April 25. This is to allow for asphalt milling and resurfacing of the roadway. Drivers are encouraged […]

The Kenosha County Veterans Services Town Hall Meeting March 23

From the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services: The Kenosha County Veterans Services Town Hall Meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m., this Thursday, March 23, at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road. Kenosha County Veterans Services Director Ali Nelson said the event will be an opportunity for people to receive […]

Date of closure of Highway C in Wilmot changed

From Kenosha County Division of Highways: Kenosha County Highway C (Wilmot Road) is scheduled to be closed fully just east of Highway W (Fox River Road) from approximately 10 a.m. Monday, March 6, until approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 7. This is to accommodate final restoration of the highway surface where a culvert was recently […]

Highway EM (East Lake Shore Drive) long-term closure to begin March 1

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: Highway EM (East Lake Shore Drive) in the Village of Twin Lakes is scheduled to be closed from State Line Road to Highway Z (Wilmot Ave) beginning Wednesday, March 1, for underground utility work and resurfacing. The closure is expected to last roughly four months. Only local traffic […]

Highway EM (East Lakeshore Drive) public information meeting is Feb. 20

From the Kenosha County Division of HIghways: A public information meeting on the upcoming road construction project on Kenosha County Highway EM in Twin Lakes is set for 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at the Twin Lakes Village Hall, 105 E. Main St. The meeting will be held in an open-house format, with […]

County updates status of culvert projects

From the Kenosha County Division: Kenosha County’s annual culvert rehabilitation program is underway. Some schedules have changed due to weather conditions. Here’s a brief look at what will be happening in the immediate future: Highway C (Wilmot Road) between Highway W (Fox River Road) and Highway B (304th Avenue): One-lane closure with automated flagging operations […]

Kenosha County Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission to hold listening session Feb. 8

The Kenosha County Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission will hold a listening session Feb. 8, the Kenosha County Executive’s office announced Friday. The event will take place from 6-8 p.m., or when the last participant is done speaking at Bradford Community Church UU, 5810 8th Ave., Kenosha. The Commission welcomes commentary on: In what ways […]

County issues new schedule for culvert projects

Kenosha County’s Highway Division has issued the following update to its ongoing culvert work schedule: Kenosha County’s annual culvert rehabilitation program is underway. Some schedules have changed due to weather conditions. Here’s a brief look at what will be happening in the immediate future: Highway KD (352nd Avenue) between Highway F (Bassett Road) and Geneva […]

Culvert replacements scheduled by county to cause road closures

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: Kenosha County’s spring 2023 culvert rehabilitation project will begin soon, causing lane closures and limited full closures on several roadways across the county. The culvert replacement locations and projected times are as follows: Highway KD (352nd Avenue) between Highway F (Bassett Road) and Geneva Road: Area to be closed […]

Kerkman forms committee on use of opioid settlement funds

From the Kenosha County Executive’s office: Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman (Monday) announced the formation of a committee charged with developing recommendations for the use of opioid settlement funds that the county is receiving from pharmaceutical companies. The Opioid Settlement Advisory Panel includes representation from law enforcement agencies, behavioral health service providers and county government. […]

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 […]

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