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UW-Parkside announces $3 million gift to fund Scholarships, new Student Success & Learning Commons

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside announced a $3 million gift from the Callahan family of Kenosha to fund a new scholarship program for UW-Parkside students. The new program, the Callahan Scholars, will benefit students with financial needs with an emphasis on supporting Kenosha County students and students of color. In addition to funding scholarships, the gift […]

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Kenosha County Food Bank Announces Partnerships with Two Local Organizations

The Kenosha County Food Bank (KCFB) is now partners with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and the Racine County Food Bank (RCFB). The KCFB will serve as Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin’s regional distribution centers. This brings local programs affiliated with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin into an expanded network of KCFB partners, creating alignments in products and […]

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Sheriff Beth David Announces 2021 Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy

Sheriff Beth David from the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department announces the 2021 Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy. The Citizens’ Academy is a six-week overview of all aspects of the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department followed by a graduation ceremony. The class will begin on Tuesday, October 26th, and end on November 30th, 2021.  The academy highlights tours of the Kenosha […]

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Jerry Gulley Announces Candidacy for County Executive, Kenosha County

Kenosha County Supervisor Jerry Gulley, a resident of Pleasant Prairie, formally announced his candidacy for County Executive today with the following statement: “I bought my home here in 2012 to be near my in-laws. I’ve been privileged to live in so many beautiful parts of our country – Tennessee, New York, Silicon Valley, Birmingham, Seattle, […]

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Wisconsin Visual Artists interpret the theme of “Transitions” in new show opening September 12

Deborah Maris Lader, “Considering The Earth”, photopolymer etching. KENOSHA – Forty members of the Southeast Chapter of the Wisconsin Visual Artists group answered the call to interpret the theme of “Transitions” through a work of art in a new exhibit opening September 12 at the Anderson Arts Center in Kenosha. “Transitions are a part of […]

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Grace Lutheran Church Hosting Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic; $120 Incentive Available

KENOSHA — People who receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up clinicthis Thursday, Sept. 2, will be eligible to receive incentives totaling $120, organizersannounced today. The clinic will be held from 8 to 9:15 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 2006 60th St., inKenosha, through a partnership between the Grace Welcome Center […]

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Kenosha Creative Space Announces Partnership with Plywood People

On Monday, Kenosha Creative Space is announcing The Path business accelerator program in partnership with Atlanta-based Plywood People. Through the local affiliate of this national program, members of Kenosha Creative Space and select program applicants from the Kenosha area will have the opportunity to launch or develop their business idea in community with other like-minded […]

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Gateway Technical College Fire Students Train with Kansasville Fire Department

Students from Gateway Technical College’s Fire School were in Kansasville for training. The 17 students in attendance were practicing fire and rescue training modules. Rob Knight captured the event and those participating in Firefighter I & Firefighter II classes. The Kansasville Fire Department assisted the Gateway students. Gateway Technical College Fire Students train with Kansasville […]

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North Shore Bank Hosting Kenosha Welcome Party to Connect New Residents, Locals, Small Businesses

On the heels of the opening week of the brand-new Kenosha South branch, North Shore Bank today announced the Kenosha Welcome Party to be held on Thursday, Sept. 9 from 6 – 9 p.m. at The Apis Hotel and Restaurant, 614 56th Street, Kenosha, WI 53140. The Welcome Party, presented by the community bank, will […]

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Local Organizations Receive Beyond the Classroom Grants

MADISON –  Four Racine organizations and two in Kenosha are among 115 out-of-school providers receiving a total of $49.5 million through the Beyond the Classroom Grant Program. The awards were announced this week by Gov. Tony Evers. The Beyond the Classroom grants were made available to eligible nonprofit organizations providing virtual and in-person programming for […]

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Kreuser Announces Appointments to Kenosha County’s New Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission

KENOSHA — Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today announced the seven applicants he is recommending to serve on the county’s new Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission. Kreuser interviewed and selected these individuals from a field of 35 individuals who applied before the June 30 deadline. Under the County Board resolution that established the committee earlier […]

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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 […]