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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. This photo shows the scene during the citizens’ comments portion of the County Board’s Sept. 8, 2020, meeting. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. For the first time in months, people treated each other, mostly, with civility throughout the process. In fact, Chairman John O’Day made it […]

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Kenosha health officials encourage compliance with Evers’ new order

The message from Kenosha County officials is clear: Follow Gov. Tony Evers’ new COVID-19 emergency order. In a release issued Wednesday, the Kenosha County Division of Health strongly urged residents and businesses to comply with the statewide order.  The order notably limits “public gatherings, prohibiting groups larger than 25 percent of an indoor space’s occupancy […]

Posted inKenosha Lens

Kenosha County Joint Information Center Announces Food Pantry Needs

In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is periodically publishing a list of needs at local food pantries. This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha County in cooperation with the Joint Information Center. To add your organization to the […]

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City of Kenosha offers new options for residents to participate in listening sessions

KENOSHA –  Kenosha residents interested in the City’s efforts to unify and heal can now weigh in via an online feedback form on the City’s official website. City officials and community leaders previously announced a series of in-person community listening sessions to gather residents’ input on the City’s Commit to Action Roadmap, a community call […]

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Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program Celebrates Another Successful Season

KENOSHA — Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program marked another successful year in 2020, providing work skills and life lessons to nearly 90 at-risk youth in the community. The program, which recently wrapped up its 12th season, aims to teach these skills while also decreasing juvenile crime and gang involvement in Kenosha County. “The Summer […]

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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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Text Messaging Scam Targeting FoodShare Members and Applicants

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service have become aware of a text messaging scam targeting FoodShare members. The text might say, “You were chosen to receive food stamps or SNAP.” FoodShare members and applicants should never share personal information with individuals or organizations they […]

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Gov. Evers, OCI Commissioner Afable, DHS Secretary-designee Palm Encourage Wisconsinites Who Lost Health Insurance Anytime this Year to Enroll

Gov. Tony Evers, with Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, today encouraged Wisconsinites who have lost their health insurance coverage at any point this year to visit HealthCare.gov to enroll in healthcare coverage that works for them. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Steil Seeks Nominations for 2020 Veteran of the Year

Bryan Steil announces applications are now open for the 2020 Veteran of the Year Award. This award honors local veterans for their service to our country and contributions in our community. Applications are due October 9. Applications can be submitted through Steil’s website here. “Whether it is helping one veteran dealing with a federal agency […]

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5 things you need to know now about mail-in voting in Wisconsin

Written by Max Witynski for Wisconsin Watch Fraud is NOT likely to be a major issue, but there is a reasonable chance your ballot could be rejected if you do not carefully follow instructions. Make sure that you and your witness sign the envelope and that the witness includes their address.Request your ballot now at […]