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Posted on: June 8, 2018

New KR Trail now open to cyclists, runners, walkers

KR Trail

A new multiuse path linking Petrifying Springs Park with Highway KR and a soon-to-be built trail in Racine County is now open to users, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

A ribbon-cutting event to formally commemorate the KR Trail will b...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Great prizes up for grabs in 2018 Bike-to-Work Weeks Contest

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Now is the time to ride your bike to work and enter a contest to win fabulous, locally donated prizes, County Executive Jim Kreuser is reminding residents of Kenosha County.

Kenosha County’s official Bike-to-Work Weeks began this week and continu...

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Kenosha County’s Bike-to-Work Weeks are June 2-16

Bike graphic

Are you ready to ride? Kenosha County’s official Bike-to-Work Weeks are right around the corner, June 2-16.

During those weeks, residents who ride a bike to work are encouraged to enter to win prizes through the Bike to Work Weeks Contest at http...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

County to sponsor bike ride to Dairy Breakfast

DairyAir logo

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser is inviting people to participate in the DairyAir Dairy Breakfast ride on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

The starting point for the event is:

  • 7 a.m. at Bristol Woods Park, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol, for a 12.6-mile ride to the ...
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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Open house to showcase remodeled Brookside Care Center and Willowbrook Assisted Living facility

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Kenosha County invites the public to an open house at the newly remodeled Brookside Care Center and the new, adjoining Willowbrook Assisted Living facility.

The event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19. The facility is located at 3506 Washingto...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Kreuser lauds Kenosha County’s strong economy in 2018 State of the County address

2018 State of the County

Robust. Resilient. Heavy-duty. Exceptional. Outstanding.

These were among the words County Executive Jim Kreuser used to describe Kenosha County’s present condition, as he delivered his 2018 State of the County Address to the County Board on Tues...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Kenosha County social worker Julie Ortiz receives 2018 Connie Reyes Award

2018 Connie Reyes Award

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today presented the 2018 Connie Reyes Award for Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention to Julie Ortiz, a social worker in the county Division of Children and Family Services.

The award, now in its fourth year,...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

County executive to present fourth annual Connie Reyes Award

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites the public to an event to recognize those who work to prevent child abuse and neglect.

The event will be held at 4 p.m. this Wednesday, April 18, in the Commons Area of the Kenosha County Human Services Building...

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Turn the Town Blue Committee plans events for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month

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The Turn the Town Blue Committee will host a variety of events throughout April in commemoration of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

As part of its annual campaign, the committee asks community members to “Say Something, Do Something for...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

Kenosha County golf courses to open for the 2018 season on March 17

Brighton Dale sunset

The Brighton Dale Links Blue Spruce course and Petrifying Springs Golf Course will open for play on Saturday, March 17, 2018, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The White Birch and Red Pine courses and the practice range at Brighton Dale...

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

County Hazardous Waste Program drop-off day is May 5

Hazardous waste

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today is announcing this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Program.

“The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a FREE program and a great opportunity for Kenosha residents to dispose of ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Kenosha County’s emerald ash borer removal project earns DNR Innovations in Urban Forestry honors

DNR Urban Forestry Award

Kenosha County’s innovative, cost-effective approach to removing emerald ash borer-infested trees from three parks recently gained honors from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

The Parks Divisions’ Emerald Ash Borer Mechanized Tree Removal and...

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

New KARE Center, Crisis Prevention Center to host dedication, open house

KARE Center interior

A dedication and open house will be held this Saturday, Feb. 17, at Kenosha Human Development Services Inc.’s new KARE Center/Crisis Prevention Center.

The festivities will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the facility, the former Gateway Mortgage Corp. build...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Kenosha County Tree Program adds online store

Maple trees

Kenosha County’s Tree and Shrub Program is now offering people the opportunity to make purchases through an online store.

The program, which has sold nearly one million trees to residents over the last 25 years, previously accepted orders only through pape...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Kenosha County awarded $200,000 grant to restore Pike River Wetland in Petrifying Springs Park

Pike River in Petrifying Springs Park

Kenosha County Parks has been awarded $200,000 from Fund for Lake Michigan (FFLM) to support wetland restoration in the Pike River within Petrifying Springs Park, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The Petrifying Springs Park Wetland Res...

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

KD Park to host annual 4-H Youth Ice Fishing Derby on Jan. 21

2015 4-H ice fishing derby

Kenosha County’s annual ice fishing derby will return to KD Park from 7 to 11 a.m. Jan. 21, 2018, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The 4-H Youth Ice Fishing Derby is hosted by Kenosha County Parks in cooperation with County Executive Kreuser, ...

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Shalom Center to house temporary overnight warming shelter during winter months

Shalom Center logo

KENOSHA – An emergency overnight warming shelter will be provided this winter under a partnership forged between Kenosha County, the City of Kenosha and the Shalom Center.

Under the arrangement, the Shalom Center will offer 10 emergency beds, to ...

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

Emergency Assistance Program grant applications now available for July 2017 flood survivors

Flooded house in Wheatland

Kenosha County residents whose homes were damaged by the July 2017 floods may now apply for recovery funds through the Southern Housing Region Kenosha County Emergency Assistance Program, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The county was recentl...

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

A new use for an old roof: Repurposed rocks land at Brookside Care Center

Repurposed landscaping stones at Brookside Care Center

As Kenosha County makes efforts to promote sustainability, parts of the old roof at one Kenosha County building have found a new home and a new purpose at a different location.

Stones that now surround the outside of much of the Brookside Care Center facil...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

Waste collection changes in county buildings yield improved efficiency, substantial savings

Trash can

A seemingly minor change to how office waste is collected is translating into a meaningful savings for Kenosha County.

The county in October implemented new waste guidelines for its employees, asking those who work in facilities across county government to...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

County Executive praises Sharing Center upon release of Western Kenosha County Flood Fund grants

Sharing Center logo

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser is praising the work of the Sharing Center, which this week awarded $49,000 in grants to 13 families that were affected by the July flooding that devastated portions of the county.

These funds were collected from donors...

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

Kenosha County to receive $756,000 in CDBG funding for flood disaster recovery

2017 flood damage

Kenosha County will receive $756,000 in Community Development Block Grant-Emergency Assistance Program funding for disaster recovery activities related to the July floods, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

These funds will be used to complete r...

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

County to host Veterans Day Celebration, Homeless Veterans Stand Down

The Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services is planning a special event as Veterans Day approaches.

Veterans, active duty military members and their families are invited to the 2017 Homeless Veterans Stand Down and Veterans Celebration from 8 a.m. to ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

National Drug Take Back Day is Saturday; local drop-off sites available 365 days a year

Drug collection box

Those old, unwanted drugs in your medicine cabinet aren’t just taking up space. They could become a health hazard if they fall into the wrong hands and are used improperly.

With that concern in mind, the U.S. Department of Justice is holding its 14th Natio...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Economic development, future growth are focal points of 2018 county budget

County Board chambers

County Executive Jim Kreuser delivered the 2018 Budget Proposal to the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 3. This budget emphasizes activities that will continue to attract economic development to Kenosha County.

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

Kenosha County receives federal grant to fight opioid addiction

A $300,000 federal grant will enable Kenosha County to launch a new program to aid in the fight against opioid addiction.

With the grant funds, the county will begin an Opioid Overdose Reduction Project that will link overdose survivors and their family an...

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Kenosha County marks Juror Appreciation Month

Jurors are a bedrock of the American justice system. Without them, criminal defendants and civil parties would not be granted their constitutional right to a trial by a jury of their peers.

It is with that that Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser joins Cl...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Kenosha County Parks begins prairie restoration

KD Park

An $8,000 grant award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will help launch the first phase of a prairie restoration plan at KD Park, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The work began late last week, with the spraying of herbicides to...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

County aids, encourages community participation in Pike River Cleanup

Logs and litter – these are impediments to having a healthy river system, and they’re among the chief targets of the Pike River Cleanup that the Kenosha Sportfishing and Conservation Association sponsors annually.

“We&rsqu...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Kenosha County awarded EPA grant to restore Pike River within Petrifying Springs Park

Pike River project phases

A restoration of the Pike River in Petrifying Springs Park will begin next year, thanks to a $500,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The project,...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

SBA Disaster Loan deadline for flood victims is Oct. 17

2017 flood damage

Victims of the July flooding in Kenosha County have until Oct. 17 to submit applications for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destro...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Latest Kenosha County Job Fair to be held Sept. 13

More than 50 employers will be on hand for the next Kenosha County Job Fair, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Gateway Technical College.

The fair will run from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Madrigrano Auditorium, 3520 30th Ave. Booth space is not presently available...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Kenosha County to host ‘Fall Wheel Ride’

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites bike riders of all ability levels to participate in the Eighth Annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 30.

“Fall is a beautiful time of the year in Kenosha County...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

7th Annual Oktoberfest to feature authentic German music, food, fireworks and wiener dog races

The 7th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest at Old Settlers Park, 24100 75th St., will be held noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.

This year’s Oktoberfest will feature a fun run, authentic German food and beverages, dancing, a classic car show, kids’ games, the ...

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

Low-interest loans, Disaster Outreach Center now available for flood victims

Residents and businesses affected by last month’s severe flooding in Kenosha County may apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, and an outreach center is now open to assist people with applications.

The ...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

Youth in Governance program molds future leaders

2017-18 Youth in Governance class

Michael Hertel didn’t know how things would go when he first took his seat alongside County Board supervisors as a member of Kenosha County Youth in Governance program.

He hoped to make a difference for his community, but he wasn’t sure...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

USDA loan program a possible source of aid for flood victims

Wisconsin Emergency Management is citing a loan program available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Office as a possible source of funds to help residents affected by the recent floods.

USDA Rural Development has funding availabl...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

FEMA, state officials began Kenosha County flood damage review

The flood damage assessment process is underway in Kenosha County.

Representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Wisconsin Emergency Management and Kenosha County government today began the process of v...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

National Night Out to be celebrated Aug. 1

National Night Out will be celebrated at five Kenosha locations from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017.

The locations are: The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, 1330 52nd St.; Wesley United Methodist Church, 4600 60th St.; Lincoln Park, 6900 18th Ave.; ...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

Federal flood relief application process continuing

While preliminary figures suggest southeastern Wisconsin will qualify for federal disaster assistance after this month’s flooding, Kenosha County officials remain engaged in the process of applying for a Presidential disaster declaration.

The counties incl...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Continuing flood efforts detailed in Monday afternoon news conference

Local and state elected officials and Kenosha County Emergency Management personnel updated the community on ongoing flood recovery efforts in a news conference this afternoon at the former Silver Lake Village Hall in the Village of Salem Lakes.

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Flood update: Disaster aid process proceeding; more water test kits expected this afternoon

Wisconsin Emergency Management personnel are in Kenosha County today, actively working with county and municipal officials to compile a cost estimate of the total damage caused by last week’s flooding.

Municipalities have until 3 p.m. today to su...

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Posted on: July 16, 2017

Update on tips, resources available to flood victims

Representatives of Wisconsin Emergency Management met with local public safety and elected officials in western Kenosha County today as the response to this week’s flooding continues.

Flood waters in Kenosha County are beginning to recede, and as condition...

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Posted on: July 16, 2017

Shelter for flood victims available at Salem Grade School

A full-service shelter for flood victims is now open at Salem Grade School, 8828 Antioch Road (Highway 83).

All affected residents from all municipalities are welcome.

Lunch will be served at 1 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Overnight accommodations will be availab...

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Posted on: July 15, 2017

Red Cross representatives available at former Silver Lake Village Hall

Representatives of the American Red Cross will be at the former Silver Lake Village Hall throughout the day today (Saturday, July 15) to meet with area residents affected by this week’s flooding.

Caseworkers will be there from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Th...

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Posted on: July 14, 2017

Disaster recovery tips and assistance available for flood victims

A flooded home in Wheatland

Recent flooding throughout Kenosha County resulted in damage to public and private property, as well as displacement of residents from their homes.  

Kenosha County residents affected by flooding should be aware of the health and safety hazards as...

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Posted on: July 14, 2017

Flood-related road closure update

While there has been no significant rainfall since Wednesday, some areas of Kenosha County remain flooded. Some roads remain completely closed.

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth is continuing to work with Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser, the Kenosha C...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Sandbags available at Wilmot gravel pit

Sandbags for flood-affected residents will be available round the clock at the Wilmot County Gravel Pit, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced tonight.

The pit will remain open after normal hours until further notice. It is located at 32303 116th ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

County executive declares flooding-related state of emergency

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser declared a state of emergency today after another bout of heavy rainfall caused severe flooding across the county. An emergency declaration positions Kenosha County to ask for state and federal resources, if the situat...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Mental health, public safety and infrastructure are focus of 2017 Kenosha County Budget

County Executive Jim Kreuser delivered the 2017 Budget Proposal to the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors on October 4th.

This budget focus on three critical areas: mental health, law enforcement and infrastructure.

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