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Kenosha County Youth Justice Worker Receives Hillcrest School Award

KENOSHA — Kenosha County Youth Justice Worker Susana Wolf attended last week’s awards and commencement ceremony at Hillcrest School, planning only to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the students she’s helped to move onto the right path in life. She didn’t realize that she’d be leaving with the school’s Courage to Care Award, an […]

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Kenosha County Officials Investigating Fatal House Fire

TOWN OF BRIGHTON – Kenosha County officials are seeking the public’s help in investigating a farmhouse fire that killed a person here Monday afternoon. House Fire Details Personnel from Kansasville Fire and Rescue, Union Grove-Yorkville Fire Department and Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue responded to a reported structure fire at in the 21700 block of […]

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Kenosha Community Foundation awards grants to local non-profits

The Kenosha Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $55,960 to 13 Kenosha County not-for-profit organizations and projects from the income earned by the Foundation’s pool of Unrestricted Endowment Funds. According to Executive Director Jane Harrington-Heide, “this year’s grants align with the needs assessment the Foundation conducted in partnership with the United Way of Kenosha County in […]

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Rainbow Pride Flag to Fly Outside Kenosha County Courthouse Throughout Month of June

KENOSHA — County Executive Jim Kreuser today ordered that the Rainbow Pride flag will be displayed among the other flags in front of the Kenosha County Courthouse throughout the month of June, LGBTQA+ Pride Month. “Kenosha County recognizes and honors the diversity, heritage, and contributions of our entire population,” Kreuser said. “Pride Month is a […]

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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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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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Kenosha County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Now Serving 12+ Population

Kenosha County Public Health’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinics are now able to serve clients ages 12 and up, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today. This expansion of eligibility follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s action on Wednesday to authorize use of the Pfizer vaccine for adolescents ages 12 to 15. The change […]

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Kenosha County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Update

Kenosha County Public Health’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinics are now able to offer clients the opportunity to choose which of the three vaccine varieties they wish to receive, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced on Wednesday. This comes as the county is preparing to move to the next phase of its vaccine rollout, ending mass […]

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E.C. Styberg Engineering Aims To Hire, Train Underserved Populations

RACINE – E.C. Styberg Engineering Co. has been awarded a state Workforce Equity Grant for training workers, primarily from underserved populations, in advanced manufacturing. Further, the $306,190 grant will allow the company to recruit, train, and provide on-the-job coaching to roughly 25 people. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development funding will help the workers earn […]

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We Energies Gas Line Construction Underway In Paris And Brighton Towns

The construction of the 46-mile gas line segment in Kenosha County will cost about $186 million, according to a recent report. The We Energies Lakeshore Lateral gas pipeline project is ongoing, with crews active in Brighton and Paris Towns. The project involves installing new natural gas transmission pipelines from Bluff Creek gate station in Whitewater town […]