Observer Recap: A vaccine, a police chief and a detective (March 21-27, 2021)

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KENOSHA ⸺ Over the past week, Uptown Observer coverage has focused mainly on the COVID-19 vaccine and the Kenosha Police Department.

Last week, stories included:

Therefore, please take a look back at the stories and lives that we touched on this week below. 

Latest Observer Stories

  • Cold Nights, Warm Lights: Photos from recent open mics 
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Over the winter months, it sometimes seems as though musicians, like certain other types of life on Earth, hibernate.  However, while cold weather has never been a friend of musicians, there are still plenty of local talented bands and songwriters hitting your […]
  • A YAR grant, a KAC donation, and a reminder from Kenosha County
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ This past week’s news in the Kenosha community you may have missed includes a Youth as Resources grant reminder, a donation to Kenosha Achievement Center and also a warning on depositing snow on roadways. Youth as Resources applications open until Jan. 14 […]
  • ‘Framing and Sobriety’: An observation on how one affects another (podcast)
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ As of Jan. 1, 2022, I am officially five years sober from alcohol, after roughly also a decade of alcoholism/binge drinking. However, while that is a cause for celebration in my life, the milestone leaves me thinking about why it’s so hard […]
  • Jordan Pauley: A Real Stand Up Guy
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp   “After a year and a half, I just wanted to knock the rust off before producing and hosting again. You’d think it’s just like riding a bike. But there was definitely some social anxiety after that long break.”   Jordan Pauley is a […]
  • Jill Zgorzelski: Creating Community
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp “I’m still creating myself, still working on myself. I’m still working on my art. I’m still trying to become the best version of myself. I can’t be this person or that person, but I can be me. And so that’s kind of where I’m […]
  • Jason Hedman: Kenosha’s Own Dickens is No Scrooge
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp My recent conversation with Jason Hedman was brief, but we did manage to cover his stint as a 6th-grade writer of Star Wars inspired fan-fiction, singing and playing in punk rock bands, and in-between all that was some talk of Christmas.  And what says […]
  • Carl the Kenosha Turkey: Feathered friend, fowl foe, or a fine family feast?
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp If you live in Kenosha, Wis., chances are you’re familiar with a local urban turkey that isn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers: Carl.  He has over 5k followers on his Facebook, a viral song in his name, bumper stickers that read “I brake […]
  • Stephanie Donoma Wants to Paint Your Pets
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp I first knew Stephanie Donoma as a young musician, playing acoustic at the Monday night open mic hosted Downtown by Chris Sipos and Rachel Young in the mid-2000s. It wasn’t until I returned to Facebook a few years ago that I learned about her […]
  • Brent Mitchell sings the blues
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp When I sat down a few days ago to chat with Brent Mitchell, I knew a few things about him already. He is a poet, visual artist, theologian and activist. His music has been Grammy listed and included on a movie soundtrack. Brent’s also […]
  • Thompson’s Take: A return to the Golden Rule concerning respect
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ We need to, as a society, go back to sticking to the Golden Rule in an unflinching and aggressively positive way when it comes to respect.  For the uninitiated, the Golden Rule is, in a nutshell: Treat others as you want them […]
  • The Social Observer: Recent videos and posts by or with the Observer elsewhere
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Over the last month, the Uptown Observer been very social. The Observer spoke with Kenosha County Sheriff candidate Tyler Cochran, viewed a presentation by Plywood People at the Vault and sat down with CUSH and Dr. Monica Cummings. In short, the Observer […]
  • Thompson’s Take (Opinion): A confession, a new community perspective, a new start
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ I remember my first day covering any government meeting in any community.  In October 2012, I walked into the Kimball County Courthouse in Kimball, Neb., a 23-year-old recent college grad wearing a black fedora and whatever the hell business casual is supposed […]
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