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Kenosha County Board approves police body cams, veterans memorial bonds

KENOSHA ⸺ Thursday night, 18 members of the County Board held a special meeting to pass bonds for police body cameras and improvements to a veterans memorial park. However, it was five board members not present Thursday night who created the situation, and stalled the bonding process. The board members absent Thursday night were: Zach […]

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After months of tension, a possibility of change for Kenosha County Board

Tuesday evening’s Kenosha County Board meeting was different. For the first time in months, people treated each other, mostly, with civility throughout the process. In fact, Chairman John O’Day made it a point at the end of the meeting to call for civility and respect in all proceedings moving forward. Protesters not going anywhere To […]

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County Board approves resolution setting framework for Kenosha County Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission

KENOSHA — The establishment of Kenosha County’s Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission will move forward after the County Board’s approval Tuesday night of a resolution outlining the group’s structure and responsibilities. As stated in the resolution, the commission’s mission will be to realize greater racial equity and dismantle racism in Kenosha County through research, education, […]

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Updated: Kreuser finds Kenosha County Board behavior ‘disheartening’; Berg speaks out against Decker

KENOSHA – On Friday, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser called recent behavior witnessed coming from the County Board “disheartening.” Kreuser reacted to certain County Board members’ actions — specifically, Zach Rodriguez and Erin Decker —  at the most recent County Board meeting on Sept. 15.  In a live video of the meeting that continued after […]

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Applications, nominations sought for new Kenosha County Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission

KENOSHA — A process is now in place for community members to submit applications or nominations for appointments to the new Kenosha County Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today. The commission, created by the County Board on a 21 – 0 vote earlier this week, will be comprised of two […]

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KCDHS updates committee members on efforts to combat systemic racism in Kenosha County

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Since declaring racism a public health crisis in August, many have wondered what Kenosha County is doing to continually combat systemic racism. Division of Health Director John Jansen described steps the county has taken at a Human Services Committee meeting Tuesday night. These steps include the creation of the Kenosha County Racial […]

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Nelson named Gateway Technical College 2021 Distinguished Alumni

Larry Nelson has been named as the Gateway Technical College 2021 Distinguished Alumni. Nelson, of Kenosha, earned a Gateway Civil/Structural Technology associate degree in 1973 and currently serves as the president and CEO of Bane-Nelson Inc. One of Nelson’s nominators said: “Larry has donated countless hours to organizations, mentored young people, offering good-paying jobs through […]

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TEMPO Racine Announces 2021-2023 Board of Directors

On Thursday, July 15, TEMPO Racine held their Annual Picnic at Meadowbrook Country Club.  TEMPO  Racine President, Andrea Kiemen-Rognsvoog, of USI Insurance Services, announced Carolynn Friesch, newly appointed Executive Director of United Way of Kenosha County, as her successor as President, stating, “It is to the TEMPO Racine Board’s credit and our honor that we […]

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Committee Begins Receiving Applications For Gateway Board Of Trustees Seats

The Board Appointment Committee for the Gateway Technical College District Board of Trustees will accept applications from district residents seeking appointment to the board. Deadline to apply for the appointment is noon, Feb. 14. Three seats are open for appointment which begins July 1 and will end June 30, 2023. Those holding the three seats […]

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Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation Announces 2021 College Scholarship Recipients

KENOSHA- The Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation is honored to announce the 2021 scholarship recipients for three different scholarship types: the Foundation Scholarships to graduating High School Seniors, Herzing University Adult Learner Scholarships, and Tempo Kenosha Scholarships. The Chamber extends their gratitude to the dedicated Scholarship Committees who read through the submissions, interviewed and […]