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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 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 to […]

Kenosha County officials urge adherence to state stay at home order

From a news release from the Kenosha County Emergency Management COVID-19 Virus Joint Information Center: Local officials (Tuesday) urged residents to comply with Gov. Tony Evers’ order to stay in their homes to help slow the spread of COVID-19. “We need to keep each other safe by staying at home,” said Kenosha County Executive Jim […]

Kenosha County explains COVID-19 testing guidelines

Wonder who gets tested for COVID-19 and why? Here is some information on that topic from the Kenosha County Division of Health: Due to a national shortage of COVID-19 laboratory testing materials, the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene and the Milwaukee Health Department Laboratory are limiting testing to the highest-priority patients and health care workers. […]

Kenosha County suspending nonessential services; how to interact with departments

Kenosha County has released the following information about how its services will be delivered due to the COVID-19 coronavirus situation: Kenosha County will temporarily shut down nonessential services and close most of its facilities to the public by 5 p.m. Wednesday, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today (Tuesday). This step, aimed at preventing the further […]

Kenosha County Veterans Services Office suspending in-person appointments

The following is an announcement from the Kenosha County Veterans Services Office: In response to public health guidelines recommending social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Kenosha County Veterans Service Office is suspending in-person appointments until further notice. Office staff will remain available to field veterans’ questions and handle pending cases via telephone […]

Kenosha County declares state of emergency for COVID-19 (coronavirus)

The following announcement of a declaration of state of emergency regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) is from Kenosha County County Executive Jim Kreuser: Kenosha County County Executive Jim Kreuser today declared a State of Emergency in Kenosha County in an effort to guard against the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). As of this afternoon, there remain no confirmed […]

County Treasurer to head homeowners task force

Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson has been selected to head a statewide task force aimed at supporting home ownership. From a news release from the treasurer: State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski is leading an effort that will bring together county, city, village, and town treasurers, along with community partners to assist Wisconsin residents when they buy a […]

Portion of Highway K to close for culvert work

Here’s a late breaking announcement of a road closure from the Kenosha County Division of Highways: Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) will be closed between Highways 45 and EW beginning today, March 4, 2020, for a culvert replacement in the 20700 block. This work is expected to take approximately three days, depending on weather […]

Kenosha County issues update on COVID-19 (coronavirus) local preparedness

The Kenosha County Division of Health is not following any local cases of COVID-19 respiratory illness – formerly referred to as coronavirus as of Thursday afternoon. Here is a detailed report from the Kenosha County Division of Health on the situation here: The Kenosha County Division of Health, along with state and federal partners, continues […]

Culvert replacement to close Highway D sections next week

Highway D will see some closures next week for culvert replacement. From Kenosha County: The Kenosha County Division of Highways will close two sections of Highway D during the week of March 2 for culvert replacement work. The affected sections are: Highway D (184th Avenue) between highways K and 50 in the Village of Bristol […]

Highway EM to close for culvert repair

The Kenosha County Highway Department has made the following announcement about a closure of Highway EM: Kenosha County Highway EM in the Village of Twin Lakes will be closed roughly 700 feet north of the Illinois state line for approximately one week beginning Feb. 18. The closure is being scheduled to allow for the repair […]

Old Settlers Oktoberfest Inc. donates $10,000 to start band shelter design process

Bringing a band shelter to Old Settlers County Park in Paddock Lake is taking an important step forward thanks to a donation from Old Settlers Oktoberfest, Inc. From a news release distributed Friday by the office of County Executive Jim Kreuser: Design work on a long-awaited band shelter at Old Settlers Park will begin, thanks […]

Section of Highway B in Brighton to close starting Monday

From the Kenosha County Highway Department: Highway B (288th Avenue) in the Town of Brighton is scheduled to be closed in roughly the 600 block during the week of Feb. 10 for a culvert replacement. The work is expected to take about one week, depending upon weather conditions. Drivers will be detoured around the affected […]

Kenosha County Division of Health continues to closely monitor coronavirus outbreak

From the Kenosha County Division of Health: The Kenosha County Division of Health, along with state and federal partners, is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that was first detected in Wuhan, China, and continues to expand. Five cases have been confirmed in the United States – […]

Kenosha County Division of Health offering half price radon kits in January

The following is a news release from the Kenosha County Division of Health: January is Radon Action Month, and the Kenosha County Division of Health is again offering home test kits for half price, just $5. People are encouraged to test their homes for elevated levels of this odorless, radioactive gas that is the nation’s […]

Nominations sought for Youth in Governance Program for the 2020-21 program year

The following is a news release from Kenosha County UW-Extension: Kenosha County is seeking nominations for the Youth in Governance Program for the 2020-21 program year. Youth in Governance is a program that allows 14 youth (rising high school juniors and seniors) to sit on the seven County Board committees and provides them with a […]

Jan. 20 state holiday to affect availability of some vital records, says county register of deeds

The following is a news release from the Register of Deeds office: The Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday, Jan. 20, will affect access to some vital records, Kenosha County Register of Deeds JoEllyn Storz announced Wednesday. While Kenosha County offices will remain open on Monday, State of Wisconsin offices will be closed. […]

Kenosha County holding Narcan training sessions in Twin Lakes and Trevor

The Kenosha County Division of Health is holding Narcan training in Twin Lakes and Trevor. The session in Twin Lakes will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 15, starting at 7 p.m., at the Twin Lakes Fire Department, 236 E Main St, Twin Lakes. Sessions in Trevor will be held on the following dates: Jan. 20, […]

Spring election 2020: Four of six county supervisor districts with contests

Four of the six County Board supervisory district seats that include parts of Western Kenosha County will have contested races in the spring election ballot. Candidates filing by the Tuesday deadline were (by district): District 18 — Incumbent Monica Yuhas of Pleasant Prairie and challenger former supervisor Jill Gillmore of Bristol. District 19 — Incumbent […]

Flu cases up statewide; Kenosha reports 7 confirmed cases

So far, Kenosha County has not seen a spike in influenza cases like the state this flu season. But county health officials warn that could change rapidly. Here’s a news release from the county Department of Human Services: With influenza-related hospitalizations on the rise statewide, local and state health officials are emphasizing steps people can […]

Regi Bachochi to be appointed county clerk

Chief Deputy County Clerk Regi Bachochi is expected to be appointed to fill out the remainder of the term of former County Clerk Mary T. Kubicki. From a news release from the county distributed Friday: Longtime County Clerk’s Office staff member Regi Bachochin will be appointed to the clerk’s position pending a vote of the […]

County Clerk Mary T. Kubicki to retire as of Dec. 31

Kenosha County Clerk Mary T. Kubicki, the county announced Thursday. Kubicki’s resignation is effective Dec. 31. A replacement will be appointed to serve out the balance of Kubicki’s term, which expires in April 2021. Here is a press release from the county: Kenosha County Clerk Mary T. Kubicki will retire on Dec. 31, 2019, ending […]

County: Time change weekend good time to maintain CO detectors

From the Kenosha County Division of Health Services: As temperatures continue to drop and Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend, the Kenosha County Division of Health is urging people to take action to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. When you turn back your clocks on Saturday night, it’s a good time to put […]

Roadside erosion closes Highway W

If Highway W is part of your regular route, you may have to start thinking of a new path while the county makes some impromptu repairs. From a county news release issued Tuesday: Kenosha County would like to inform drivers that County Trunk Highway W (Fox River Road) is now closed in the 7700 block […]

Medication collection event to be held at Kenosha County Center on Oct. 26

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. 26. Residents are encouraged to bring unwanted, unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75 th St., Bristol. Those who are unable to make it to the Oct. […]

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

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