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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: Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

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 […]

2018 Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is May 5

Gather up your household hazardous waste and get to Kenosha County’s Household Hazardous Waste Program  May 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kenosha County Center at Highways 45 and 50 in Bristol. The drop-off is free for residents and will accept a wide variety of household hazardous waste, e-waste and refrigerant waste items. Here […]

Register by April 27 for county’s wills and power of attorney clinic for veterans

To assist area military veterans and their eligible dependents, the Kenosha County Veterans Services Office is hosting a Wills and Power of Attorney Clinic on Saturday, May 12. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the North 3 Conference Room at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha. Refreshments will be provided. […]

County declares Work Zone Safety Awareness Week

Well, the weather is bound to get better — maybe even later this week. And with better weather comes road construction. Here is a news release from the county division of highways regarding Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, which is April 9-13: With a new road construction season underway, Kenosha County urges drivers to slow down and […]

Spring election 2018: It’s election day!

Western Kenosha County residents will be going to the polls Tuesday to vote in the 2018 spring non-partisan election. Polls throughout our area open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Contested races on are the ballot for: County supervisor in Dist. 18, Dist. 20, Dist. 21, Dist. 22 and Dist. 23. Salem Lakes […]

Spring Election 2018: County supervisor District 23 candidates Q&A

Voters in county board District 23 will be able to cast a ballot in a contested county supervisor race on April 3. The 23rd District includes parts of Twin Lakes and Randall and small portion of Wheatland. (see map above). The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here is their biographical […]

Spring Election 2018: 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 3. The 22nd District includes parts of Brighton, Wheatland, Randall, and Salem Lakes, including all of Silver Lake. (see map above). The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here […]

Spring Election 2018: County supervisor District 21 candidates Q&A

Voters in county board District 21 will be able to cast a ballot in a contested county supervisor race on April 3. The 21st District includes parts of Twin Lakes, Randall and Salem (see map above). The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here is their biographical information, followed by their […]

Spring Election 2018: County supervisor District 20 candidates Q&A

Voters in county board District 20 will be able to cast a ballot in a contested county supervisor race on April 3. The 20th District includes Paddock Lake and part of Salem Lakes (see map above). The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here is their biographical information, followed by their […]

Spring Election 2018: 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 3. 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 westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by […]

County free household hazardous waste disposal is May 5

If you have some hazardous waste hanging around that you’d like to get rid of here’s a reminder that Kenosha County’s free Household Hazardous Waste Program is coming up May 5. From a news release from County Executive Jim Kreuser’s office: “The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a FREE program and a great opportunity for Kenosha […]

Medical examiner and Division of Health issue warning on opiod-related deaths

Two Kenosha County government departments have issued a warning in the wake of recent deaths related to opioid drug use. From a new release issued March 8: The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Kenosha County Division of Health are issuing a warning about opioid and opiate use after a string of four suspected overdose deaths […]

Spring Election 2018: Circuit court ruling puts Nopenz back on April 3 county supervisor ballot

Bruce Nopenz of Silver Lake is back on the April 3 ballot for county supervisor in Dist. 22 after a ruling by a Kenosha County Circuit Court judge Wednesday. Judge Bruce Schroeder overruled the decision of the Wisconsin Election Commission that Nopenz be removed because of an inadequate number of nominating signatures due to rules […]

Kenosha County wins award for approach to emerald ash borer tree removal

Kenosha County was recently recognized with an award at the Wisconsin Arborist Association/DNR urban forestry conference for how it tackled its emerald ash borer infestation in county parks, including two in Western Kenosha County. From a county news release: … The Parks Divisions’ Emerald Ash Borer Mechanized Tree Removal and Utilization Project was the recipient of the […]

Zero-interest, deferred-payment loans for home rehab available to qualifying county residents

Zero-interest, deferred-payment loans for home rehab are available to Kenosha County residents the Division of Planning and Developmetn has announced. From a news release: Zero-interest, deferred-payment loans for home rehabilitation remain available to low-to-moderate-income Kenosha County residents. These Community Development Block Grant loans are administered through the Southern Housing Region CDBG program. Applications are accepted on a […]

Spring Election 2018: Candidate removed from April 4 ballot for Dist. 22 county supervisor to wage write-in campaign

Bruce Nopenz, the Dist. 22 county supervisor candidate removed from the April 3 ballot by a ruling of the Wisconsin Elections Commission earlier this week has decided to run a write-in candidacy. Nopenz announced his write-in candidacy via a news release posted on his candidate Facebook page. The Dist. 22 incumbent, Erin Decker, filed a […]

Spring Election 2018: Nopenz removed from April 3 ballot for Dist. 22 county supervisor

An objection by incumbent Dist. 22 county Supervisor Erin Decker to the nominating petitions of her challenger Bruce Nopenz has been upheld by the Wisconsin Election Commission. The ruling means Nopenz will not appear on the April 3 ballot unless he files an appeal in circuit court and is successful. According to the commission’s decision […]

County’s annual ice fishing derby is Jan. 21 at KD Park

So Thursday, early, when the temperatures were balmy, you might not have been thinking about ice fishing. But Wisconsin normalcy has returned for the “forecastable” future so it seems safe again to report that Kenosha County’s annual ice fishing derby will return to KD Park from 7 to 11 a.m. Jan. 21. From a news release: […]

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