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Jeffris Family Foundation Awards Challenge Grant to Support Restoration of Kenosha County Ceremonial Courtroom

KENOSHA COUNTY— The Jeffris Family Foundation will provide a $675,000 challenge grant to help fund the restoration of the Ceremonial Courtroom in the Kenosha County Courthouse, provided additional funds can be raised locally, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced on Monday. To earn the $675,000 award, Kenosha County must raise $1.35 million in private donations over […]

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Kenosha County to Offer Human Services on the Go, a Mobile Unit Targeted to Specific Neighborhoods

The Kenosha County Division of Aging, Disability, and Behavioral Health Services, in partnership with other agencies, will offer a mobile human services unit that will travel through targeted areas throughout the summer beginning this week. Housed in a small bus, the Human Services on the Go unit will offer on-the-spot Narcan training, information about substance […]

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Kenosha County Parks to Offer Busy Schedule of Summer Programs for All Ages

Kenosha County Parks is offering several free outdoor activities this summer that are sure to get everyone moving, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced on Friday. The Traveling Yoga Series kicked off the season in May, offering free yoga classes at a different park every Saturday and Sunday, from 9 to 10 a.m. Additional, regularly scheduled […]

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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 […]

Free community gardening

Several local agencies and a church are jumpstarting the growing season with a free plant exchange for adults, and a seed giveaway for youth and on Saturday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. The event, which is free and open to all, will be held at the St. Paul Community Garden, 1821 Carroll […]

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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 […]