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Community Foundation accepting proposals for 2021 Unrestricted Funds grants

The Kenosha Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications from local not-for-profit organizations for 2021 grants funded from Unrestricted Funds that the Foundation manages. In addition to supporting projects that align with its mission ‘to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Kenosha County,’ with 2021 grants from […]

 
 

County sees double barrage of snowfall

County sees double barrage of snowfall

Weight causes barn collapse in Randall By Jason Arndt Editor Western Kenosha County and surrounding areas experienced a double snowstorm within a seven-day span causing several traffic accidents and even a partial barn collapse in the Town of Randall. The National Weather Service, which issued winter storm warnings on two […]

 
 

Long-time naturalist retiring from state park

Long-time naturalist retiring from state park

Departure creates uncertainty for future programming at Bong By Jason Arndt Editor Frequent visitors to Richard Bong State Recreation Area likely encountered naturalist Beth Goeppinger through her 28-year tenure. Goeppinger’s tenure, however, will come to end on Jan. 29 as she plans to retire and the Department of Natural Resources […]

 
 

Central Board of Education authorizes $39 million referendum question

Central Board of Education authorizes $39 million referendum question

Voters to decide during April 6 Spring Election The Central High School District’s Board of Education on Jan. 12 unanimously approved a $39.6 million capital improvement referendum question for the April 6 Spring Election. According to a district news release, if approved by taxpayers, the referendum would result in an […]

 
 

Breaking ground on a new Village Hall

Breaking ground on a new Village Hall

Twin Lakes to usher new era By Jason Arndt Editor Twin Lakes officials on Jan. 18 broke ground on the future Village Hall in the downtown area after months of discussion. The new village hall will open by the end of this year and replace an aging and smaller structure […]

 
 

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 […]