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‘Swim at your own risk’

‘Swim at your own risk’

Lifeguard shortage reported in western Kenosha County By Jason Arndt Editor Along Lake Michigan in the City of Racine, authorities have seen two fatal drownings in recent weeks, and Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling urged the city to take action. Schmaling, in a news conference on June 22, called on […]

 
 

Challenge grant awarded to support Kenosha County’s Ceremonial Courtroom restoration

Challenge grant awarded to support Kenosha County’s Ceremonial Courtroom restoration

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 June 21. To earn the $675,000 award, Kenosha County must raise $1.35 million […]

 
 

Bong introduces summer Storywalk

Bong introduces summer Storywalk

Richard Bong State Recreation Area invites you to explore the newly installed summer Storywalk which is an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. StoryWalks have been installed in 50 states and 13 countries including, Germany, Canada, […]

 
 

Westosha Central to host COVID-19 vaccination clinic Saturday

Westosha Central to host COVID-19 vaccination clinic Saturday

Kenosha County Public Health will be able to serve walk-in clients as long as doses remain available at the COVID-19 community vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, April 17, at Westosha Central High School, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced this week. Walk-ins will also be […]

 
 

Few changes on municipal boards countywide

Few changes on municipal boards countywide

Incumbents see success in April 6 Election Western Kenosha County municipalities, with exception to the Village of Paddock Lake, saw no changes to their respective boards following the April 6 Spring Election. While the Village of Twin Lakes and Town of Wheatland had contested races, which went to incumbents, voters […]

 
 

Sheriff’s Department warns of donation scam

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department on Sunday investigated several fraud complaints at local taverns, where people posed as law enforcement officers and asked for donations, according to a news release. The tavern owners, according to the Sheriff’s Department, said they received calls to their business from a person stating they […]

 
 

Four vie for Paddock Lake Village Board

Four vie for Paddock Lake Village Board

Voters will decide on three to fill trustee seats By Jason Arndt Editor Voters in the Village of Paddock Lake will weigh in on the race for Village Trustee on April 6 with four residents seeking three seats. The April 6 Spring Election features incumbents Bena Ahlberg, Scott Garland along […]

 
 

Newcomer to challenge incumbent Glembocki

Newcomer to challenge incumbent Glembocki

Both candidates seek top Wheatland leadership post By Jason Arndt Editor The Town of Wheatland, unlike recent years, has a contested race in the April 6 Spring Election with newcomer Diane Grenus challenging incumbent William M. Glembocki for the chairperson post. While voters will decide whether to retain Glembocki, or […]

 
 

Hazardous Waste collection date set for May 1

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser on March 19 announced this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program event will be held May 1. “The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a FREE program and a great opportunity for Kenosha County residents to dispose of their household hazardous waste in an […]

 
 

Community Foundation appoints Harrington-Heide as permanent executive director

Kenosha Community Foundation’s Board of Directors announced last week Jane Harrington-Heide has been appointed to serve as the foundation’s new executive director. Harrington-Heide, who served as Interim Executive Director since 2020, has been involved with the Foundation in a variety of roles since the mid-1990s ranging from positions on the […]

 
 
 
 
 

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