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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

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 […]

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