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Community Foundation starts accepting scholarship applications

The Kenosha Community Foundation announced it has started accepting applications for multiple scholarships, including two new awards in 2021, according to a Dec. 17 news release. The KCF, which plans to offer five total scholarships, has three available for students who have roots in Western Kenosha County. Students looking to […]

 
 

County Tree Program now taking orders for spring 2021

Kenosha County’s annual tree and shrub program is now taking online orders for seedlings to be picked up in spring 2021. Items may be purchased through an online store that is simple to use and includes full-color images and descriptions of the tree and shrub species offered for sale. Over […]

 
 

Youth in Governance nominations sought

County program looks to help area youth The Kenosha County Youth in Governance program is now accepting nominations for the 2021-22 school year with a deadline of Jan. 29. According to Extension Kenosha County, which is part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension, the Youth in Governance program looks to […]

 
 

Voters will need patience waiting for election results

Voters will need patience waiting for election results

State commission provides advice for voters The Wisconsin Elections Commission is asking voters to be patient in waiting for election results on Tuesday. Because of the relatively high number of absentee ballots in the election, local clerks may need additional time to complete their tallies, according to the commission. “If […]

 
 

Chamber cancels Trees on Parade in Twin Lakes

The Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association, Inc. sadly announced it has canceled the annual Trees on Parade and Holiday Shopping event typically held the first weekend in December. Chamber officials, however, said they plan on carrying over the Disney theme to the 2021 event and have asked people […]

 
 

Salem’s Allen recognized for dedicated service to veterans

Salem’s Allen recognized for dedicated service to veterans

Phillip Allen, of Salem, was one of 10 people recognized for his contributions and significant service to Wisconsinites during a 2020 Governor’s Service Awards ceremony on Oct. 15. Allen, a Veterans of Foreign Wars member, earned the Veteran Volunteer of the Year Service award. The Governor’s Service Awards honors outstanding […]

 
 

Sharing Center begins holiday season donation drive

Sharing Center begins holiday season donation drive

Each year, the Sharing Center strives to provide families what they need for a more enjoyable holiday season. The Sharing Center, 25700 Wilmot Road, Trevor has offered a holiday meal for Thanksgiving and Christmas as well as Christmas gifts to all children the last 40 years, according to the nonprofit […]

 
 

Community Library will not charge overdue fines for some materials

The Community Library branches of Twin Lakes and Salem Lakes will no longer charge overdue fines for Children’s and Young Adult print materials, according to an announcement made last week. “We are committed to increasing reading and literacy and monetary fines present an economic barriers to access of library materials […]

 
 

BREAKING: Wilmot to close for 14 days amid COVID-19 outbreak

BREAKING: Wilmot to close for 14 days amid COVID-19 outbreak

Sporting events canceled, hundreds in quarantine Wilmot Union High School and the Kenosha County Division of Health have jointly decided to shut down the school to in-person instruction for 14 days because of a COVID-19 outbreak. The two-week shutdown, which is effective on Friday, will transition the school to an […]

 
 

Wilmot’s Handorf named National Merit Semifinalist

Wilmot’s Handorf named National Merit Semifinalist

Gabe Handorf, a senior, was announced as a National Merit Semifinalist last week by Wilmot Union High School. Handorf, according to a Sept. 14 release, is just one of about 16,000 semifinalists in the 66th annual Merit Scholarship Program. The approximate 16,000 semifinalists, including Handorf, have an opportunity to continue […]

 
 
 
 
 

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