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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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Posted on: September 21, 2017

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

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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: September 21, 2017

Kenosha County marks Juror Appreciation Month

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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 20, 2017

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

County Treasurer's Office

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.

Property owners may claim a Lottery ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

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

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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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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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...

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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 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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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 30, 2017

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

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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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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Kenosha, Racine counties to offer farm chemical waste collection

With support from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, and the counties of Kenosha and Racine, UW-Extension is offering a Clean Sweep collection for agricultural chemical waste from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 at Old Settlers Park (Racine County Fai...

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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 Keno...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

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

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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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 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 17, 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 winter, when snow removal season gets int...

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Posted on: August 14, 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 if the adults aroun...

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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 High School and Academy student – is counti...

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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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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 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: August 1, 2017

FEMA, state officials begin 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 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 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: 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 cou...

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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 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 intersecti...

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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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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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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: June 13, 2017

Free admission days, discounts offered for veterans

Free admission days at a variety of entertainment events are available for active military, drilling reservists, veterans and their families.

Except for the Milwaukee County Zoo, the active military/veteran must present a military/VA patient ID card; an Am...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Kenosha County Parks Offers New Programs and Events this Summer

A commemoration of the Kenosha County Parks’ 90th anniversary will headline a slate of new park programs and events throughout the summer, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser has announced.

The new programs and events were designed to bring peop...

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