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Posted on: January 19, 2018

Kenosha County Medication Disposal program, available 365 days a year, adds Somers drop box site

Drug collection box

Kenosha County’s Medication Disposal Program now has a drop box site in Somers, the Division of Health is announcing.

The program offers residents the opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted, unused medication, for no charge. It has collected 10 tons of ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Kenosha County awarded $200,000 grant to restore Pike River Wetland in Petrifying Springs Park

Pike River in Petrifying Springs Park

Kenosha County Parks has been awarded $200,000 from Fund for Lake Michigan (FFLM) to support wetland restoration in the Pike River within Petrifying Springs Park, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The Petrifying Springs Park Wetland Res...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

Youth in Governance program seeks new members

Kenosha County Youth In Governance, a youth empowerment program that offers area teens the chance to directly participate in local government, is seeking nominations for motivated young people for the 2018-'19 program year. 

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

KD Park to host annual 4-H Youth Ice Fishing Derby on Jan. 21

2015 4-H ice fishing derby

Kenosha County’s annual ice fishing derby will return to KD Park from 7 to 11 a.m. Jan. 21, 2018, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The 4-H Youth Ice Fishing Derby is hosted by Kenosha County Parks in cooperation with County Executive Kreuser, ...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Kenosha County to offer Narcan training twice monthly

Narcan

Beginning in January, the Kenosha County Division of Health will offer Narcan (naloxone) Nasal Spray training the first Monday and third Thursday of each month at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road.

Training is free, and a free Narcan nasal ...

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Shalom Center to house temporary overnight warming shelter during winter months

Shalom Center logo

KENOSHA – An emergency overnight warming shelter will be provided this winter under a partnership forged between Kenosha County, the City of Kenosha and the Shalom Center.

Under the arrangement, the Shalom Center will offer 10 emergency beds, to be reserve...

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

Emergency Assistance Program grant applications now available for July 2017 flood survivors

Flooded house in Wheatland

Kenosha County residents whose homes were damaged by the July 2017 floods may now apply for recovery funds through the Southern Housing Region Kenosha County Emergency Assistance Program, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The county was recentl...

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

Kenosha County golf courses now closed for the season

Brighton Dale sunset

Kenosha County’s golf courses are now closed for the season, Daniel Drier, general manager of golf operations, announced today.

Brighton Dale Links had closed for the season Nov. 17, but Petrifying Springs Golf Course remained open as long as the...

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

A new use for an old roof: Repurposed rocks land at Brookside Care Center

Repurposed landscaping stones at Brookside Care Center

As Kenosha County makes efforts to promote sustainability, parts of the old roof at one Kenosha County building have found a new home and a new purpose at a different location.

Stones that now surround the outside of much of the Brookside Care Center facil...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

County Executive praises Sharing Center upon release of Western Kenosha County Flood Fund grants

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser is praising the work of the Sharing Center, which this week awarded $49,000 in grants to 13 families that were affected by the July flooding that devastated portions of the county.

These funds were collected from donors...

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

Kenosha County to receive $756,000 in CDBG funding for flood disaster recovery

2017 flood damage

Kenosha County will receive $756,000 in Community Development Block Grant-Emergency Assistance Program funding for disaster recovery activities related to the July floods, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

These funds will be used to complete r...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

Waste collection changes in county buildings yield improved efficiency, substantial savings

A seemingly minor change to how office waste is collected is translating into a meaningful savings for Kenosha County.

The county in October implemented new waste guidelines for its employees, asking those who work in facilities across county government to...

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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.

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