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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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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.

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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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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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Posted on: July 15, 2017

Testing kits available for residents with submerged wells

Many residents’ wells have been submerged during the recent flooding in Kenosha County.

For those who wish to test their well water, test kits are available at the former Silver Lake Village Hall, 113 S. First St., until 7 p.m. Saturday (July 15) and from ...

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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. The Village ...

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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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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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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 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 Work Weeks a...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Kenosha County Veterans Services Office is announcing new hours

Kenosha County Veterans Services Office will be open for business during lunch hours starting August 1, 2017. 

Veterans and their families can be seen during lunch hour from noon to 1 p.m. 

KENOSHA, WI – Kenosha County Veterans Services is...

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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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