Posted on: October 12, 2017

Important Medicare Information

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 If you have a Medicare Supplement policy, you are not affected by changes in any provider networks. A physician that accepts Medicare as primary insurance must accept your supplement. 

 

October 15 – December 7 is Medicare’s Open...

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Aging & Disability Resource Center News
Posted on: September 27, 2017

Kenosha County receives federal grant to fight opioid addiction

Opioid therapy

A $300,000 federal grant will enable Kenosha County to launch a new program to aid in the fight against opioid addiction.

With the grant funds, the county will begin an Opioid Overdose Reduction Project that will link overdose survivors and their family an...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

County receives $250,000 Aurora grant to expand access to behavioral health care

Aurora logo

Aurora Health Care today announced a $250,000 contribution to Kenosha County organizations to help expand access to behavioral health care in the county. Tele-psychiatry services will be made available through a collaborative effort between the Kenosha Co...

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Aging & Disability Resource Center News

Posted on: October 6, 2017

Making a Difference

The following is an email our Director of Nursing, Barbara Beardsley, BSN, RN, received earlier this month showing how Brookside makes a difference beyond Kenosha County.

Dear Barbara Beardsley:

During the 2013-14 flu season, Brookside Care Center was among...

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Brookside Care Center News
Posted on: October 6, 2017

Carpet: Separating Fact from Fiction

Carpet

There has been a great deal of conversation recently about the carpet at Brookside. I would like to give you all the facts about the carpet that we installed at Brookside, and how and why the decision was made to use carpet as opposed to hard-surface floo...

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Brookside Care Center News

Posted on: September 21, 2017

Kenosha County marks Juror Appreciation Month

Courthouse sign

Jurors are a bedrock of the American justice system. Without them, criminal defendants and civil parties would not be granted their constitutional right to a trial by a jury of their peers.

It is with that that Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser joins Cl...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Inactive voters to receive notification postcards from state

“Notice of Suspension” postcards are on their way to the mailboxes of 12,738 registered Kenosha County voters who have not voted in the past four years.

This mailing from the Wisconsin Elections Commission is not a scam, advised Kenosha County Clerk Mary T...

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County Clerk News

Posted on: October 26, 2017

County to host Veterans Day Celebration, Homeless Veterans Stand Down

The Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services is planning a special event as Veterans Day approaches.

Veterans, active duty military members and their families are invited to the 2017 Homeless Veterans Stand Down and Veterans Celebration from 8 a.m. to ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

National Drug Take Back Day is Saturday; local drop-off sites available 365 days a year

Drug collection box

Those old, unwanted drugs in your medicine cabinet aren’t just taking up space. They could become a health hazard if they fall into the wrong hands and are used improperly.

With that concern in mind, the U.S. Department of Justice is holding its 14th Natio...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Economic development, future growth are focal points of 2018 county budget

County Board chambers

County Executive Jim Kreuser delivered the 2018 Budget Proposal to the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 3. This budget emphasizes activities that will continue to attract economic development to Kenosha County.

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County Executive News Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2017

Kenosha County receives federal grant to fight opioid addiction

A $300,000 federal grant will enable Kenosha County to launch a new program to aid in the fight against opioid addiction.

With the grant funds, the county will begin an Opioid Overdose Reduction Project that will link overdose survivors and their family an...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2017

Kenosha County marks Juror Appreciation Month

Jurors are a bedrock of the American justice system. Without them, criminal defendants and civil parties would not be granted their constitutional right to a trial by a jury of their peers.

It is with that that Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser joins Cl...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Kenosha County Parks begins prairie restoration

KD Park

An $8,000 grant award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will help launch the first phase of a prairie restoration plan at KD Park, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The work began late last week, with the spraying of herbicides to...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

County aids, encourages community participation in Pike River Cleanup

Logs and litter – these are impediments to having a healthy river system, and they’re among the chief targets of the Pike River Cleanup that the Kenosha Sportfishing and Conservation Association sponsors annually.

“We&rsqu...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Kenosha County awarded EPA grant to restore Pike River within Petrifying Springs Park

Pike River project phases

A restoration of the Pike River in Petrifying Springs Park will begin next year, thanks to a $500,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The project,...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

SBA Disaster Loan deadline for flood victims is Oct. 17

2017 flood damage

Victims of the July flooding in Kenosha County have until Oct. 17 to submit applications for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destro...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Latest Kenosha County Job Fair to be held Sept. 13

More than 50 employers will be on hand for the next Kenosha County Job Fair, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Gateway Technical College.

The fair will run from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Madrigrano Auditorium, 3520 30th Ave. Booth space is not presently available...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Kenosha County to host ‘Fall Wheel Ride’

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites bike riders of all ability levels to participate in the Eighth Annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 30.

“Fall is a beautiful time of the year in Kenosha County...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

7th Annual Oktoberfest to feature authentic German music, food, fireworks and wiener dog races

The 7th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest at Old Settlers Park, 24100 75th St., will be held noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.

This year’s Oktoberfest will feature a fun run, authentic German food and beverages, dancing, a classic car show, kids’ games, the ...

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

Low-interest loans, Disaster Outreach Center now available for flood victims

Residents and businesses affected by last month’s severe flooding in Kenosha County may apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, and an outreach center is now open to assist people with applications.

The ...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

Youth in Governance program molds future leaders

2017-18 Youth in Governance class

Michael Hertel didn’t know how things would go when he first took his seat alongside County Board supervisors as a member of Kenosha County Youth in Governance program.

He hoped to make a difference for his community, but he wasn’t sure...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

USDA loan program a possible source of aid for flood victims

Wisconsin Emergency Management is citing a loan program available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Office as a possible source of funds to help residents affected by the recent floods.

USDA Rural Development has funding availabl...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

FEMA, state officials began Kenosha County flood damage review

The flood damage assessment process is underway in Kenosha County.

Representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Wisconsin Emergency Management and Kenosha County government today began the process of v...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

National Night Out to be celebrated Aug. 1

National Night Out will be celebrated at five Kenosha locations from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017.

The locations are: The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, 1330 52nd St.; Wesley United Methodist Church, 4600 60th St.; Lincoln Park, 6900 18th Ave.; ...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

Federal flood relief application process continuing

While preliminary figures suggest southeastern Wisconsin will qualify for federal disaster assistance after this month’s flooding, Kenosha County officials remain engaged in the process of applying for a Presidential disaster declaration.

The counties incl...

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Posted on: July 18, 2017

Red Cross, local organizations to host Multi-Agency Response Center for flood victims

The American Red Cross, in partnership with a host of local agencies, will staff a Multi-Agency Response Center for flood victims from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Riverview Grade School, 300 E. Prosser St., in Silver Lake.

This center is intended...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Continuing flood efforts detailed in Monday afternoon news conference

Local and state elected officials and Kenosha County Emergency Management personnel updated the community on ongoing flood recovery efforts in a news conference this afternoon at the former Silver Lake Village Hall in the Village of Salem Lakes.

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Flood update: Disaster aid process proceeding; more water test kits expected this afternoon

Wisconsin Emergency Management personnel are in Kenosha County today, actively working with county and municipal officials to compile a cost estimate of the total damage caused by last week’s flooding.

Municipalities have until 3 p.m. today to su...

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Posted on: July 16, 2017

Update on tips, resources available to flood victims

Representatives of Wisconsin Emergency Management met with local public safety and elected officials in western Kenosha County today as the response to this week’s flooding continues.

Flood waters in Kenosha County are beginning to recede, and as condition...

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Posted on: July 16, 2017

Shelter for flood victims available at Salem Grade School

A full-service shelter for flood victims is now open at Salem Grade School, 8828 Antioch Road (Highway 83).

All affected residents from all municipalities are welcome.

Lunch will be served at 1 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Overnight accommodations will be availab...

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County Executive News Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2017

Red Cross representatives available at former Silver Lake Village Hall

Representatives of the American Red Cross will be at the former Silver Lake Village Hall throughout the day today (Saturday, July 15) to meet with area residents affected by this week’s flooding.

Caseworkers will be there from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Th...

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County Executive News Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Disaster recovery tips and assistance available for flood victims

A flooded home in Wheatland

Recent flooding throughout Kenosha County resulted in damage to public and private property, as well as displacement of residents from their homes.  

Kenosha County residents affected by flooding should be aware of the health and safety hazards as...

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Posted on: July 14, 2017

Flood-related road closure update

While there has been no significant rainfall since Wednesday, some areas of Kenosha County remain flooded. Some roads remain completely closed.

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth is continuing to work with Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser, the Kenosha C...

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County Executive News Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2017

Sandbags available at Wilmot gravel pit

Sandbags for flood-affected residents will be available round the clock at the Wilmot County Gravel Pit, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced tonight.

The pit will remain open after normal hours until further notice. It is located at 32303 116th ...

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County Executive News Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2017

County executive declares flooding-related state of emergency

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser declared a state of emergency today after another bout of heavy rainfall caused severe flooding across the county. An emergency declaration positions Kenosha County to ask for state and federal resources, if the situat...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Winners named in 2017 Kenosha County Bike to Work Weeks Contest

Eighteen cyclists are taking home prizes from Kenosha County’s recent Bike to Work Weeks Contest.

Bicyclists were invited to enter the contest each day that they rode during Bike to Work Weeks, June 11-24. Winners were chosen at random.

Bike to Wo...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Fiscal strength, jobs and innovation make for very strong State of the County

County Executive Jim Kreuser delivered his 2017 State of the County Address to the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday detailing recent economic development gains and praising county innovations.

“The State of Kenosha County is very, very stro...

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County Executive News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2016

Mental health, public safety and infrastructure are focus of 2017 Kenosha County Budget

County Executive Jim Kreuser delivered the 2017 Budget Proposal to the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors on October 4th.

This budget focus on three critical areas: mental health, law enforcement and infrastructure.

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County Executive News Releases

Posted on: November 17, 2017

Are you Ready for Thanksgiving? Safety Tips from ReadyWisconsin

READY WISCONSIN RELEASE: Are you Ready for Thanksgiving? Safety Tips from ReadyWisconsin

CONTACT: Lori Getter | ngwi.pao@mail.mil | 608-242-3239

Did you know that most home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving? That’s why it’s important to follow the safety ...

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Emergency Management

Posted on: November 2, 2017

Kenosha nurses present at national conference on addictions

Kenosha County nurses at national conference

Kenosha County Public Health Nurses Amanda Tuura and Gianna Ventura presented at the International Nurses Society on Addictions Annual Conference, held Oct. 18-21 in Orlando, Fla.

The presentation's focus was on the county-funded Medication Assisted Treatm...

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Health News
Posted on: October 25, 2017

National Drug Take Back Day is Saturday; local drop-off sites available 365 days a year

Drug collection box

Those old, unwanted drugs in your medicine cabinet aren’t just taking up space. They could become a health hazard if they fall into the wrong hands and are used improperly.

With that concern in mind, the U.S. Department of Justice is holding its 14th Natio...

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

County marks National Infant Mortality Awareness Month with resource fair, diaper distribution

Babies

Kenosha County is holding a resource fair and diaper drive 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 2015 in Wisconsin,...

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

Kenosha County bird tests positive for West Nile Virus

The Kenosha County Division of Health reports a dead crow found in Kenosha County on August 11, 2017 has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Kenosha County since surveillance for the mosq...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Kenosha County medical examiner, Division of Health warn of spate of opioid, opiate deaths

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 10 suspected overdose deaths in Kenosha County over the past month.

All of these deaths are awaiting ...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Kenosha County receives $3.3 million lead hazard grant

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) this week awarded $3,300,000 to the Kenosha County Division of Health to support continuous efforts to keep families and their children safe from lead-based paint and other home health and safety ...

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View News Release Health News
Posted on: June 28, 2017

Opioid death prevention grant already saving lives in Kenosha County

On the same day Kenosha County public health nurses completed naloxone training with members of the Pleasant Prairie Police Department, officers there scored their first “save,” reviving a man who was experiencing an opioid overdose.

Naloxone – known by th...

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View News Release Health News
Posted on: June 2, 2017

County receives grant to distribute Narcan

Kenosha County’s Division of Health recently received a grant to distribute Narcan (Naloxone), an emergency medication utilized to reverse an opioid overdose.

The Division of Health will provide short information sessions to high-needs community agencies a...

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Health News

Posted on: November 2, 2017

Public meeting to focus on Kenosha County Trunk Highway S reconstruction alternatives

Highway S

A public involvement meeting will be held this month to discuss the alternatives for the second phase of an upcoming reconstruction and expansion of Kenosha County Trunk Highway S.

Phase 2 of the project involves expanding Highway S to four travel lanes fr...

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View News Release Highway News
Posted on: October 25, 2017

Highway L rail crossing to close for repairs

Highway L Canadian Pacific crossing

The Canadian Pacific Railway crossing in the 8000 block of Kenosha County Highway L (18th Street) will be closed Thursday and Friday, Oct. 26 and 27, for railroad repairs.

Highway L also remains closed east of Highway 31 (Green Bay Road) for a Village of S...

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Highway News
Posted on: September 19, 2017

Highway W reopens after summer-long reconstruction/relocation; other west-end projects continuing

Highway W

Kenosha County Highway W (Fox River Road) is expected to reopen by the end of this week, as a summer-long project to straighten out a hairpin curve comes to a close.

The construction area, alongside the Fox River near 82nd Street in the Village of Salem La...

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View News Release Highway News
Posted on: September 19, 2017

County performing Highway 31 repairs for state; traffic delays expected

Highway 31 repairs

Kenosha County, under contract by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, is conducting spot repairs of damaged pavement along Highway 31 (Green Bay Road) in the City of Kenosha.

This work, in the area between Highway K (60th Street) and Highway 50 (75...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

County to begin work on two highway resurfacing projects

The Kenosha County Division of Highways will soon begin work on two resurfacing projects in the Village of Salem Lakes.

Work is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Sept. 12, on repaving of County Trunk Highway JF (119th Street) from 259th Avenue to Highway 83 (Ant...

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View News Release Highway News
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Highway MB paving work to begin Wednesday; road to remain open but caution urged

Highway MB construction area

A repaving project on Kenosha County Highway MB (160th Avenue) in the Village of Bristol will begin this week.

Highway MB will be resurfaced from Highway 50 (75th Street) to just north of the roundabout at Highway C (93rd Street).

The road will remain open ...

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View News Release Highway News
Posted on: August 11, 2017

Highway D to close for emergency culvert repair

Highway D culvert

A segment of Kenosha County Trunk Highway D will be closed part of next week for emergency culvert repair work.

The portion of Highway D (176th Avenue) between Highway 142 (Burlington Road) and Highway N (38th Street) is expected to be closed for two days ...

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View News Release Highway News
Posted on: August 11, 2017

New fuel station to improve efficiency at Kenosha County Center

Kenosha County Center fuel station

A recent improvement project at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol will make “fill ‘er up” go faster for employees of the Kenosha County Division of Highways. And that’s likely to mean savings for taxpayers come w...

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Highway News
Posted on: August 8, 2017

Planning underway for Highway S expansion, improvements

The Kenosha County Department of Public Works is continuing to study alternatives for an expansion of County Trunk Highway S in the Village and Town of Somers.

Engineers are evaluating alternatives for converting the two-lane road into a four-lane, divided...

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View News Release Highway News
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Highway C to close for emergency repairs Aug. 8-11

Kenosha County Trunk Highway C is set to be closed between highways 45 and D from Tuesday, Aug. 8, to Friday, Aug. 11.

The closure is to accommodate the emergency repair of a 56-foot-long, 48-inch-diameter culvert on Highway C (93rd Street), just west of H...

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View News Release Highway News
Posted on: July 21, 2017

Highway H, Bain Station Road intersection closure scheduled to begin Tuesday

The intersection of Highway H (88th Avenue) and Bain Station Road in Pleasant Prairie is scheduled to close at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, as work begins on a roundabout reconstruction project.

Phase 1 of the Kenosha County project, to continue through mid...

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View News Release Highway News
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Reconstruction of Highway H, Bain Station Road intersection to begin in late July

PLEASANT PRAIRIE – Kenosha County is preparing to begin reconstruction of the intersection of County Highway H (88th Avenue) and Bain Station Road in late July, with completion scheduled late this fall.

The reconstruction involves converting the ...

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View News Release Highway News
Posted on: June 29, 2017

Highway W work to continue throughout the summer

Highway W construction area

Work continues on a summer-long project to straighten out a nearly-90-degree curve on Kenosha County Highway W (Fox River Road) in the Village of Salem Lakes.

The construction area, alongside the Fox River near 82nd Street, has been closed to through traff...

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Highway News
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Highway E bridge work continues

Highway E bridge

Work is continuing on the replacement of the Kenosha County Highway E bridge over Pike Creek, just west of state Highway 31 in the village of Somers.

Highway E (12th Street) remains closed in both directions between highways 31 (Green Bay Road) and EA (72n...

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Highway News
Posted on: June 9, 2017

Intersection of highways 45 and C to remain closed until June 21

Intersection of highways C and 45

The intersection of U.S. Highway 45 and Kenosha County Highway C will remain closed a week longer than expected, as the state of Wisconsin continues a major project on Highway 45 in the village of Bristol.

Highway 45 remains closed in both directions betwe...

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Dead ash trees in Silver Lake Park provide real-world training opportunity for Gateway students

Gateway Urban Forestry partnership

A unique partnership earlier this week turned a rural Kenosha County park into a real-world laboratory for students in Gateway Technical College’s Arboriculture/Urban Forestry Program.

Students were at Silver Lake Park on Tuesday, working on the proper not...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Kenosha County to receive state funding for further development of KD Park

Kenosha County has been tentatively awarded two state grants to further develop the West End Park, known locally as KD Park, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Knowles-Nelson Stewardship and ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Economic development, future growth are focal points of 2018 county budget

County Executive Jim Kreuser

County Executive Jim Kreuser delivered the 2018 Budget Proposal to the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 3. This budget emphasizes activities that will continue to attract economic development to Kenosha County.

View Budget Highlights News Releas...

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

Kenosha County receives federal grant to fight opioid addiction

A $300,000 federal grant will enable Kenosha County to launch a new program to aid in the fight against opioid addiction.

With the grant funds, the county will begin an Opioid Overdose Reduction Project that will link overdose survivors and their family an...

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View News Release Home
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Kenosha County presents 12th annual Youth Justice Report

Ron Rogers

Juvenile arrests and the number of delinquency referrals continued to decline in Kenosha County in 2016.

These trends are among the highlights of the 12th Annual Youth Justice Report that Kenosha County Human Services officials unveiled in a presentation t...

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View News Release Home
Posted on: September 19, 2017

County performing Highway 31 repairs for state; traffic delays expected

Kenosha County, under contract by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, is conducting spot repairs of damaged pavement along Highway 31 (Green Bay Road) in the City of Kenosha.

This work, in the area between Highway K (60th Street) and Highway 50 (75...

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View News Release Home
Posted on: September 11, 2017

Kenosha County Parks begins prairie restoration

An $8,000 grant award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will help launch the first phase of a prairie restoration plan at KD Park, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The work began late last week, with the spraying of herbicides to...

Read on...

View News Release Home
Posted on: August 22, 2017

Kenosha County bird tests positive for West Nile Virus

The Kenosha County Division of Health reports a dead crow found in Kenosha County on August 11, 2017 has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Kenosha County since surveillance for the mosq...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Kenosha County Veterans Services Office is announcing new hours

Kenosha County Veterans Services is announcing new hours of operation for veterans and families.

Effective August 1, 2017, the Kenosha County Veterans Services Office, located at 8600 Sheridan Rd. Suite 700, will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday throug...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Kenosha County receives $3.3 million lead hazard grant

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) this week awarded $3,300,000 to the Kenosha County Division of Health to support continuous efforts to keep families and their children safe from lead-based paint and other home health and safety ...

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View News Release Home
Posted on: June 28, 2017

Opioid death prevention grant already saving lives in Kenosha County

On the same day Kenosha County public health nurses completed naloxone training with members of the Pleasant Prairie Police Department, officers there scored their first “save,” reviving a man who was experiencing an opioid overdose.

Naloxone – known by th...

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View News Release Home
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Inactive voters to receive notification postcards from state

“Notice of Suspension” postcards are on their way to the mailboxes of 12,738 registered Kenosha County voters who have not voted in the past four years.

This mailing from the Wisconsin Elections Commission is not a scam, advised Kenosha...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Kenosha County presents 12th annual Youth Justice Report

Ron Rogers

Juvenile arrests and the number of delinquency referrals continued to decline in Kenosha County in 2016.

These trends are among the highlights of the 12th Annual Youth Justice Report that Kenosha County Human Services officials unveiled in a presentation t...

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View News Release Human Services News
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Latest Kenosha County Job Fair to be held Sept. 13

More than 50 employers will be on hand for the next Kenosha County Job Fair, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Gateway Technical College.

The fair will run from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Madrigrano Auditorium, 3520 30th Ave. Booth space is not presently available...

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View News Release Human Services News
Posted on: August 30, 2017

County receives $250,000 Aurora grant to expand access to behavioral health care

Aurora logo

Aurora Health Care today announced a $250,000 contribution to Kenosha County organizations to help expand access to behavioral health care in the county. Tele-psychiatry services will be made available through a collaborative effort between the Kenosha Co...

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Human Services News
Posted on: August 9, 2017

Summer Youth Employment Program pays dividends for kids, community

County Executive Jim Kreuser talks with participants in the Kenosha County Summer Youth Employment P

Asked what he likes best about participating in Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program, Tre-Shawn Moore-Thomas is quick to produce an answer: “The money!”

While Moore-Thomas – a 16-year-old Indian Trail Hig...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Delinquent Tax Sales

DELIQUENT TAX SALES  KENOSHA, STATE OF WISCONSIN  

The following is a true and correct list of all unredeemed lots, parcels or pieces of land situated, lying and being in the County of Kenosha, State of Wisconsin, which pieces were sold b...

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Dead ash trees in Silver Lake Park provide real-world training opportunity for Gateway students

Gateway Urban Forestry partnership

A unique partnership earlier this week turned a rural Kenosha County park into a real-world laboratory for students in Gateway Technical College’s Arboriculture/Urban Forestry Program.

Students were at Silver Lake Park on Tuesday, working on the proper not...

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View News Release Parks News
Posted on: November 7, 2017

Kenosha County to receive state funding for further development of KD Park

KD Park

Kenosha County has been tentatively awarded two state grants to further develop the West End Park, known locally as KD Park, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Knowles-Nelson Stewardship and ...

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View News Release Parks News
Posted on: September 11, 2017

Kenosha County Parks begins prairie restoration

An $8,000 grant award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will help launch the first phase of a prairie restoration plan at KD Park, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The work began late last week, with the spraying of herbicides to...

Read on...

View News Release Parks News
Posted on: September 8, 2017

Kenosha County awarded EPA grant to restore Pike River within Petrifying Springs Park

Pike River project phases

A restoration of the Pike River in Petrifying Springs Park will begin next year, thanks to a $500,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The project,...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Kenosha County to host ‘Fall Wheel Ride’

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites bike riders of all ability levels to participate in the Eighth Annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 30.

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

7th Annual Oktoberfest to feature authentic German music, food, fireworks and wiener dog races

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The 7th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest at Old Settlers Park, 24100 75th St., will be held noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.

This year’s Oktoberfest will feature a fun run, authentic German food and beverages, dancing, a classic car show, kids’ games, the ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Kenosha County Parks 90th Anniversary Celebration

Kenosha County Parks is celebrating its 90th anniversary by hosting a free community event on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Petrifying Springs Park.

The festivities will start at noon and close with fireworks at dusk. The event will feature free entertainment inclu...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Make-A-Wish Car Show Returns to Petrifying Springs

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser, the Kenosha County Parks Division, and many local business sponsors invite you to be a part of the ninth annual Make-A-Wish Car Show, Rods for a Reason. Showtime will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2017, in ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Planning and Development Notice

Kenosha County maintains a list of persons requesting notice of any proposed ordinance or amendment that affects the allowable use of the property owned by the person.

You may add your name to this list by providing (in written or electronic format) your n...

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

Kenosha County Certified a Class 5 Community Rating System Community

The FEMA National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) field verification findings based on your 3-year cycle application was pleased to inform Kenosha County that the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management A...Read on...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

'Persons of interest' questioned in home invasion

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Sheriff David Beth is announcing that the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department had “Person(s) of Interest” under surveillance Friday, Nov. 3, from the Oct. 27, 2017, home invasion in the Village of Somers.

The subject(s) under surveillance did get into a ve...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2017

Couple injured in Somers home invasion

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OCT. 31, 2017, UPDATE:

Both of the victims are recovering from the injuries sustained. These included injuries to the head of both the male and female. The male received two non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to his shoulder during the altercation with th...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2017

Deputies arrest man for 10th-offense OWI

On 10-20-17 at 5:53 p.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a reckless driving investigation. A concerned citizen observed a 2000 Dodge Dakota traveling westbound on Highway C (Wilmot Road) near Highway MB (160th A...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Vehicle strikes residence in Paddock Lake

On 10-15-17 at 6:35 p.m. the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a vehicle that struck a residence.

Investigation indicates that a sole operator identified as 58-year-old Jeffrey Hin...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2017

Driver killed in crash at highways KR, H

On 10-08-17 at 7:15 am the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with the Village of Somers Rescue responded to a report of a serious vehicle crash. Response was to the intersection of Highway KR (1st Street), and Highway H (88th Avenue), re...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2017

Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash; suspect under arrest

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UPDATE: The vehicle has been located and a 39 year old man is in custody. Charges pending. The suspect is identified as Ryan Peterson, of Salem Lakes.

ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE: On 09-17-17 at 9:45 pm the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and Salem...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

SBA Disaster Loan deadline for flood victims is Oct. 17

Victims of the July flooding in Kenosha County have until Oct. 17 to submit applications for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destro...

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

Low-interest loans, Disaster Outreach Center now available for flood victims

Residents and businesses affected by last month’s severe flooding in Kenosha County may apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, and an outreach center is now open to assist people with applications.

The loans beca...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

USDA loan program a possible source of aid for flood victims

Wisconsin Emergency Management is citing a loan program available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Office as a possible source of funds to help residents affected by the recent floods.

USDA Rural Development has funding availabl...

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

Farmers urged to report flood-related damage

Kenosha County Emergency Management Director Lt. Horace Staples and the local Farm Service Agency office are urging area farmers to report flood-related damage to their crops and livestock.

Through today, damage from the July 10-12 flooding may be reported...

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

Updated list of water damage restoration providers

As a resource for residents affected by the recent flooding, the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department has updated its list of area water damage restoration contractors.

The Sheriff's Department warns people to beware of scams from supposed cleanup companies...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Red Cross, local organizations to host Multi-Agency Response Center for flood victims

The American Red Cross, in partnership with a host of local agencies, will staff a Multi-Agency Response Center for flood victims from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Riverview Grade School, 300 E. Prosser St., in Silver Lake.

This center is intended...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Continuing flood efforts detailed in Monday afternoon news conference

Local and state elected officials and Kenosha County Emergency Management personnel updated the community on ongoing flood recovery efforts in a news conference this afternoon at the former Silver Lake Village Hall in the Village of Salem Lakes.

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Flood update: Disaster aid process proceeding; more water test kits expected this afternoon

Wisconsin Emergency Management personnel are in Kenosha County today, actively working with county and municipal officials to compile a cost estimate of the total damage caused by last week’s flooding.

Municipalities have until 3 p.m. today to su...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Deadline to claim 2016 Lottery and Gaming Credit is Oct. 2

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Are you receiving the state Lottery and Gaming Credit on your property tax bill? Now’s the time to check, and to request the funds you’re due if you’re not receiving them, Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson advises.

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

Final property tax installment due July 31

Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson today reminds Kenosha County taxpayers that the final installment for their property tax is due on or before Monday, July 31.

If your property is in Pleasant Prairie and you are paying 2016 property taxes, you must pa...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

Treasurer lists unclaimed funds

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Some of your money could be hiding in the halls of Kenosha County government.

Per state law, every other year, County Treasurer Teri Jacobson publishes lists of unclaimed funds that are being held by the Sheriff’s Department and the Kenosha Count...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Veterans Day celebrations and events to be held across Kenosha County

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A host of events will be held across Kenosha County on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, and the days that precede and follow it. This list was compiled by the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services:

What: Kenosha County Homeless Veterans Stand Down and Veteran...

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

County to host Veterans Day Celebration, Homeless Veterans Stand Down

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The Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services is planning a special event as Veterans Day approaches.

Veterans, active duty military members and their families are invited to the 2017 Homeless Veterans Stand Down and Veterans Celebration from 8 a.m. to ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Kenosha County Veterans Services Office is announcing new hours

Kenosha County Veterans Services is announcing new hours of operation for veterans and families.

Effective August 1, 2017, the Kenosha County Veterans Services Office, located at 8600 Sheridan Rd. Suite 700, will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday throug...

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Veterans News
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Mental health coverage expanded to veterans with other-than-honorable discharges

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding emergency mental health services to former service members with other-than-honorable administrative discharges.

This is the first time the VA has offered this benefit for this group of former service mem...

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Veterans News
Posted on: April 21, 2017

Employment services are available for disabled veterans

For veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.

The VR&...

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Veterans News
Posted on: April 21, 2017

Wills, power of attorney are subject of 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 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road.

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Express Route 35 Job Fair to showcase new transit option available to workers

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A unique job fair geared toward workers who might take advantage of the relatively new express bus service to LakeView Corporate Park will be held next week in downtown Kenosha.

The Express Route 35 Job Fair is expected to feature some eight to 10 employer...

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