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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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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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Southeast Wisconsin Solar Group Buy Chooses Solar Vendor, Holds Informational Webinars for 2021 Group Buy Season

City of Racine – The Southeast Wisconsin Solar Group Buy (SWSGB) has selected Eagle Point Solar as its solar installer this year. Since 2010, Eagle Point Solar has been committed to the installation and deployment of solar photovoltaic systems throughout the Midwest. As the area’s largest installer with more than 1700 installations and 35 MW of […]

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WGTD Honored for its Coverage of Blake Shooting Case, Race Relations

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association at its annual gala honored WGTD FM for its coverage of the shooting of Jacob Blake and the station’s programs on race relations and racial inequities. WGTD received a first place award in the medium market category for “Best Coverage of Civil Discourse and Social Change.” In addition, the 91.1 Players […]

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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 […]

Traveling Yoga in the Park

Kenosha County Parks will offer a free Traveling Yoga in the Park series on weekends this season. Classes will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. each Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting, during the months of May through September at various Kenosha County Parks. This program is sponsored by certified yoga instructor Stephen M. Willis, […]

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Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park begins Oak Savanna Restoration Project

Kenosha County is transplanting 100 oak trees within Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park this spring. Over the last 15 years, Kenosha County has received and planted free tree saplings from the Argosy Foundation as well as overstock from Kenosha County’s tree program. These trees have matured and are now ready to be transplanted as part […]

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Medical examiner alerts community after 2 suspected overdose deaths within the past week

Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall reminds the community of the dangers of drug use following a pair of suspected overdose deaths last weekend. These cases, both involving adults in the City of Kenosha, came just weeks after the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department reported responding to six nonfatal overdose cases in a six-day period. There […]

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Kenosha County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Accepting Walk-ins TODAY, Thursday, Saturday

Kenosha County Public Health COVID-19 community vaccination clinics are accepting walk-in clients today, tomorrow and Saturday. The schedule is: Noon to 6 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 21), at Westosha Central High School, 24617 75th St., Paddock Lake.9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, April 22), at the former Shopko building, 5300 52nd St., Kenosha.9 a.m. […]