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Posted on: May 26, 2019

Medical examiner sounds alarm after responding to three suspected overdose deaths in one day

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Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall is again warning people of the dangers of drugs, after her office responded to three suspected overdose cases in one day, on Saturday.

Hall said the deceased ranged in age from 20s to 50s. Two were men; one was ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

County executive, mayor promote Bike-to-Work Weeks and June 1 Kenosha County Bike Rodeo

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and Mayor John Antaramian have a challenge and a suggestion for bicyclists of all ability levels.

The challenge: Trade your car for two wheels during Kenosha County’s Bike-to-Work Weeks, June 1-15.

The suggestion: Take p...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

UW-Parkside, Kenosha County leaders sign off on 50-year, collaborative land-use agreement

County Executive Jim Kreuser and UW-Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford sign a collaborative land agreem

University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Kenosha County officials today celebrated the beginning of a collaboration aimed at improving the ecology and recreational opportunities on 139 acres of UW-Parkside property that borders Petrifying Springs Park.

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Memorial Day programs, ceremonies to be held across Kenosha County

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Memorial Day will be observed at various events across Kenosha County over the holiday weekend. Here is a list of programs, compiled by the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services:

What: Memorial Day Ceremony at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memoria...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Kenosha County Parks to offer busy schedule of summer programs for all ages

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Memorial Day Weekend will usher in a busy season of summer activities in Kenosha County’s parks, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The festivities kick off Friday, May 24, with the season kickoff at the Petrifying Springs Biergarten. On Saturda...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Summer job opportunity: Kenosha County seeking lifeguards for Silver Lake Park beach

Silver Lake Beach

Want to spend the summer working outdoors? How about on a beach?

Kenosha County is seeking qualified applicants to work as lifeguards at Silver Lake Park Beach.

The beach is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Lifeguards work a full-time schedule up t...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Kreuser’s 2019 State of the County affirms commitment to law enforcement, roads, quality of place

County Executive Jim Kreuser delivers his 2019 State of the County Address.

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser presented his 2019 State of the County address to the County Board on Tuesday night, elaborating on the county’s work to take care of its infrastructure, and its citizens.

“The state of Kenosha Count...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Brookside Care Center seeks volunteer greeters

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Brookside Care Center is in search of volunteers to greet and welcome residents’ family and friends during evening and weekend hours.

Hours in need of coverage include 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. These time frames may...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Petrifying Springs Biergarten revenue share yields cash for county, improvements to park

Petrifying Springs storage/restroom facility

The gross revenue share that Kenosha County receives as part of its partnership with the private operators of the Petrifying Springs Biergarten is paying dividends for the county and for users of Petrifying Springs Park.

A new ball diamond, storage facilit...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Turn the Town Blue Committee presents 2019 Strong Family Awards

2019 Strong Family Award winners

The Turn the Town Blue Committee on Tuesday night honored five Kenosha County families with the 2019 Strong Family Award.

These awards were presented during a Family Game Night event at Ruffolo’s Special Pizza 2 in Kenosha. This event concluded a...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Petition drive to oppose parole for murderer Eric Nelson exceeds 2,300 signatures in first 10 days

Screenshot of Eric Nelson parole petition

A petition drive urging the Wisconsin Parole Commission to deny release of a convicted murderer is off to a strong start, already greatly surpassing a signature goal that Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced last week.

As of today, nearly 2,400 p...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Report finds stormwater controls for Foxconn development area will maintain or reduce flood flows

This week, the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) released its floodplain evaluation of the proposed Village of Mount Pleasant Electronic & Information Technology Manufacturing (EITM) Zone and associated roadway expansion tha...

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Posted on: April 6, 2019

Kenosha County, UW-Parkside strike land-use agreement for natural area near Petrifying Springs

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Kenosha County and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside plan to enter into a collaborative land-use agreement that will enhance the management of 139 acres of natural land alongside Petrifying Springs Park, officials announced Friday.

This agreement establ...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

Nancy Morey honored as 2019 Connie Reyes Award recipient

2019 Connie Reyes Award presentation

The former coordinator of a community collaboration dedicated to strengthening families through prevention is the recipient of the 2019 Connie Reyes Award for Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.

Nancy Morey received the honors during a ceremo...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

County executive, DA voice opposition to parole for convicted murderer Eric Nelson

Participants in the Vite family news conference

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and District Attorney Michael Graveley today joined the family of murder victim Joseph Vite in strongly opposing the parole of convicted murderer Eric S. Nelson.

Nelson is serving a life sentence for the 1985 killing th...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Medical Examiner’s Office sounds warning about recent spate of suspected overdose deaths

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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 Kenosha County – one each in Tw...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Kenosha, Racine counties provide update on Highway KR project

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Today, leadership of Kenosha and Racine counties provided an update on the roadway improvement project for County Highway KR, including providing a timeline of upcoming committee considerations.

“Roadway improvements to County Highway KR remain in the plan...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

State DOT answers FAQs on Highway KR expansion project

Highway KR sign

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has compiled answers to a list of frequently asked questions about the expansion of Highway KR. That document is available here.

While Highway KR is a shared Kenosha and Racine county trunk highway, this project i...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Kenosha County to host town hall meeting for veterans

2019 veterans town hall flyer

The Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services later this month will host an informative Town Hall Meeting on VA and TRICARE Benefits and a VA Commemoration Ceremony of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Veterans, active-duty military members and t...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Proposals sought for Silver Lake Park Beach concessions operation

Silver Lake Park Beach

The Kenosha County Division of Purchasing is accepting sealed proposals from vendors interested in providing concessions operations at Silver Lake Park Beach.

Proposals must be received by 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Purchasing Division on the...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Kreuser appoints steering committee for 2020 suffrage celebration

Susan B. Anthony

To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser has appointed a special steering committee to coordinate celebrations across the county i...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Kenosha County Tree Program adds online store

Maple trees

Kenosha County’s Tree and Shrub Program is now offering people the opportunity to make purchases through an online store.

The program, which has sold nearly one million trees to residents over the last 25 years, previously accepted orders only through pape...

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