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Governor Evers, DHS Urge COVID-19 Vaccination Ahead of 2021-2022 School Year

Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourage anyone attending school in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year to get their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. This includes children ages 12 and up as well as anyone planning to attend in-person classes at a college or university. “Getting vaccinated now means […]

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Incarceration after COVID: how the pandemic could permanently change jails and prisons

By Robert Chappell, Madison365 and Shereen Siewert, Wausau Pilot & Review Even before COVID-19 began to snake through Wisconsin’s jails and prisons, Chad Billeb saw a storm coming. As chief deputy for the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department, Billeb was already studying ways to reduce the number of inmates in the jail, a challenge that county […]

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Gateway Technical College to Hold Annual NitroX Vehicle Summer Camp

Gateway Technical College still has some open seats for its annual, exciting, hands-on summer camp at its Horizon Center for Transportation Technology.  The NitroX summer camp gives middle-schoolers the chance to build and test drive nitro-methane powered remote-controlled trucks – and race their own truck at the end of the week. Participants will learn how […]

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UPDATE: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Extends Air Quality Advisory for Ozone

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has extended the air quality advisory for ozone (orange). Start: Tuesday, July 27 – 3:30 p.m. End: Wednesday, July 28 – 11 p.m. Counties: Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, Ozaukee & Sheboygan Comments: The air quality index (AQI) is expected to reach the UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS level. Sensitive groups, including […]

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National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Delegation Tours Racine County Water Shed Areas

RACINE COUNTY – County Executive Jonathan Delagrave met with the leadership contingent from the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) last Friday during a visit to Racine County. The group came to Wisconsin as part of their 75th Anniversary celebration and annual summer meeting being held in Chicago.  Members of the NACD viewed the new […]

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Winners of the Lake F/X Games Announced

RACINE– The City of Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department (PRCS) has announced the results of the Lake F/X Games held on Saturday, July 24, at the Pershing Park B3 Skate Park.    Placing in the Scooter-ama Competition: 11 & Under               1st place – Brody Ervin Division                     2nd place – Travis                               […]

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Racine County Cultural Grant and Community Services Grant Application Period Opens

RACINE- The application for the 2021 Racine County Cultural and Community Services Grant is now open. Each year, the Office of the County Executive awards funding through discretionary annual budget allocations. Local non-profit organizations and other private entities are encouraged to apply for funding that will assist them in providing community-based programs or capital projects […]

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Issues Air Quality Advisory for Ozone

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has issued an air quality advisory for ozone (red). Start: Friday, July 23 – 11 a.m. CDT End: Saturday, July 24 – 12 a.m. CDT Counties: Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Kewaunee, & Door Comments: The air quality index (AQI) is expected to reach the UNHEALTHY level. Active […]

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: Wearing A Life Jacket Saves Lives

It’s peak boating season, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds boaters that wearing a life jacket could save your life. To date, 16 people have died in boating incidents so far this year in Wisconsin. Operator inexperience, inattention, recklessness, and speeding are the four leading causes of tragic watercraft crashes, and the leading cause […]

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The Community Buzz: What’s Up With Local Nonprofits

For a full look at what local nonprofits are up to, check out our nonprofit community feed here. Here’s a snapshot of the things you’ll find: Looking for a job? United Way Racine is hiring! https://twitter.com/UnitedWayRacine/status/1417937472412135430 Did you miss NAMI Racine County’s first installment of their minority mental health series? No worries! You can watch […]

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Governor Evers, DHS Urge COVID-19 Vaccination Ahead of 2021-2022 School Year

Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourage anyone attending school in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year to get their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. This includes children ages 12 and up as well as anyone planning to attend in-person classes at a college or university. “Getting vaccinated now means […]