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  • Observer Captures Kenosha: Sept. 24 through Oct. 3, 2021
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp Kenosha never leaves me wanting for scenes to capture with my camera. In fact, I can regularly photograph music, art or comedy events, as well as simply beautiful views along the harbor. Over the last week, I caught some writing I hadn’t noticed before […]
  • Carthage students, All Energy Solar hope residents harness chance to go green
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Carthage College junior Sophie Shulman’s journey into advocating for green energy and solar panels started with a thought: Why doesn’t Carthage have a wind turbine? Now, Shulman, a music and marketing major, has launched a project with solar panel company All Energy […]
  • ICYMI: Organizers hold first-ever Kenosha Orgullo Hispano (Hispanic Heritage) Festival
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ For the first time, organizers hosted Kenosha’s Hispanic Heritage (Orgullo Hispano) Festival, which packed the area around Kenosha Creative Space on Sept. 17. Midwest DJ Productions, Lomeli Butcher Shop and also Kenosha Creative Space joined together to put the festival on. As […]
  • Observer Conversations: James Simmons for Kenosha County Sheriff
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp Editor’s note: As the Observer wishes to be fair to all candidates, if there is another sheriff candidate who would also like to sit down for an interview on camera, I am more than happy to oblige. Please email me at dthompson@theuptownobserver.com. KENOSHA ⏤ […]
  • Tonight’s meeting: City Council to address alternative crowd control, TIDs
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, the Kenosha Common Council will vote on crowd-control alternatives for police and a couple of tax incremental districts (TIDs) Mayor John Antaramian is proposing.  Notably missing from tonight’s agenda, however, is Dist. 10 Ald. Anthony Kennedy’s recent face mask regulation proposal. […]
  • Kenosha police release image, seek ‘person of interest’ in death investigation
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ The Kenosha Police Department has released the image of a man sought in connection with a death at a home near 75th Street and 29th Avenue Tuesday.  Tuesday night, police released an image of Roberto Andino ⏤ 5 feet 9 inches tall […]
  • Alderman pulls mask ordinance ahead of City Council meeting
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Dist. 10 Alderman Anthony Kennedy has withdrawn his proposed ordinance updating the city’s face mask response during the COVID-19 pandemic. City officials announced Kennedy’s decision on the ordinance, which had packed two meetings full of protesters, in a press release sent Friday. […]
  • Kenosha Uptown’s Days of Healing kicks off today with ‘Spirituals United’
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Beginning today with a prayer walk event, and over the next several days, Uptown Kenosha will be focused on one thing: healing.  The result of a collaboration between several local organizations and business ⏤ including Bellissima’s Boutique, Hot Mess Studios LLC, Kenosha […]
  • Tonight: A COVID-19 mask ordinance recreation and open mics
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, the Kenosha City Council will once again briefly wade into the face mask ordinance waters as the COVID-19 pandemic continues on throughout Kenosha County.  During tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting at City Hall, 625 52nd St., Dist. 10 Ald. Anthony Kennedy is […]
  • Few remaining liquor licenses and end of summer events on tonight’s agendas
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, several city of Kenosha committees ⏤ Licenses and Permits, Parks Commission, Public Safety and Welfare, and also Public Works ⏤ will meet to discuss liquor license applications and some end of summer events. Licenses and Permits considers remaining licenses Starting at […]
  • On the Scene: Live videos you may have missed
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Over the past week, the Uptown Observer has been on the scene of city and county government meetings, a visit by Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and, of course, live music. Below, find our live videos from each of the aforementioned local government […]
  • Small Projects Relocation Plan on City Council agenda for displaced 16th Avenue homeowners
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp Relocations a result of extension plan for street, affecting eight properties KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, the City Council will discuss an agreement for a small projects relocation plan affecting approximately two homeowners, eight properties and nine residents as a result of the 16th Avenue ROW […]
  • Kenosha History Center pays tribute to photojournalist Al Fredrickson
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ As of today, Kenoshans and visitors alike can experience the life and work of photojournalist Al Fredrickson via an exhibit at Kenosha History Center.  From now until mid-October, the center at 220 51st Place will be hosting “Through the Lens of a […]
  • Licenses and Permits: Liquor license shortage an issue for committee
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ On Monday evening, the Licenses and Permits Committee faced an issue that is bound to happen in a city with many taverns: There are only a few liquor licenses left.  Kenosha Licenses and Permits Committee Chairman Ald. Curt Wilson told those in […]
  • City meetings and open mics on tonight’s docket
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Another Monday, another evening of city leaders meeting to make decisions for the people and music pervading the downtown area.  Licenses and Permits Committee meeting Starting at 4:30 p.m., the city’s Licenses and Permits Committee will meet on the second floor of […]
  • Tonight in Kenosha: City Council meets; Fusion and Rustic host open mics
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, local residents can attend an in-person Kenosha Common Council meeting, then head just a few blocks away in either direction for open mics at Fusion and Rustic Road. Common Council meeting tonight Tonight, the Kenosha Common Council will meet at 7 […]
  • Observer on the Scene: Live at Kenosha COR, city meetings
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ The Observer has been on the scene of government meetings and also a few announcements recently ⏤ including the move of the Great Lakes Brew Fest. Kenosha COR debut (July 7, 2021) Last week, Kenosha Coalition Organizing for Resolution hosted its initial […]
  • Tonight’s meetings (July 12, 2021): City committees discuss licenses, upcoming events
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, the city’s Licenses and Permits, Parks, Public Works and other committees will meet to discuss bartender’s licenses and approve upcoming events. Licenses and Permits Starting at 4:30 p.m., the Licenses and Permits Committee will consider approving the new bartender’s licenses of […]
  • KCOR hoping to help stop violence before police intervention
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ A new community group ⏤ Kenosha Coalition Organizing for Resolution (KCOR) ⏤ hopes to de-escalate situations before they reach the point of violence and police involvement in the city. On Wednesday, KCOR held a press conference in Civic Center Park to introduce […]
  • City government, music and Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood June’s top subjects
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp Observer readers focused on our “Around the Mics” galleries, local government coverage and the Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood discussion last month. Therefore, below, take a moment to look at the stories that your community spent time with from the Observer in June. You may even […]
  • Thompson’s Take (Opinion): The wrong people are excited about Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp Lately, when I think about the Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood project near Uptown Kenosha, I return to the same thought: The wrong people are excited about this. See, I’ve obviously been following developments on it, and recently, I attended the public input session on the […]
  • Observer on the Scene: Brent Penny at Creative Space; poetry at Lincoln Park; gentrification discussion
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ From time to time, the Uptown Observer finds itself with a cache of videos of live music, poetry and other events that we take on the scene of happenings each week. N However, due to time, they do not routinely see the […]
  • Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood input session held in Uptown
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Tuesday evening, Smith Group and the city of Kenosha held an input session with the community on the design of the Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood near Uptown. The session, held at the former Brown Bank Building at 2216 63rd St., started at 5 p.m. […]
  • Make Music Day begins at Kenosha Creative Space
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA— Today, June 21, is the first-ever Make Music Day in Kenosha at Kenosha Creative Space. The day will be filled with music from workshops to live band performances starting at 2:30 p.m. In fact, for convenience, you can see the lineup in the […]
  • Kenosha Parks Commission approvals signal return of canceled events
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Summer 2021 is shaping up to be a return to normal along the Kenosha lakefront concerning summer events after Parks Commission votes Monday night. On Monday evening, the Kenosha Parks Commission unanimously approved the locations and times of: The Kenosha Civic Veterans […]
  • Kenosha Pride holds ‘most successful benefit ever’ (photos)
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Saturday, Kenosha Pride and supporters filled the Rhode Center for the Arts to benefit the group’s August festival. The event ⏤ Pride’s first since COVID-19 hit ⏤ turned out a success, according to the group’s social media. In fact, in a post […]
  • Paff says federal government ‘bankrupting America’ as other alderpersons support Biden jobs plan
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ In what has become a routine at City Council meetings, Dist. 6 Ald. David Paff not only voted in opposition of nearly all his colleagues, but also used his comments to denounce the federal government and President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan. […]
  • Observer Walk: Petrifying Springs Park trails (video)
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp This morning I got up and decided that I would go on a walk/hike around the trails in Petrifying Springs Park right here in the local Kenosha area. I hadn’t in a while. However, exercise and mental health are linked together in ways. Therefore, […]
  • City Council to hold public hearing tonight on declaring Red Zone property ‘blighted’
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, following a public hearing, the City Council will vote on whether or not to declare the Red Zone property, 4814 Sheridan Rd., “blighted.” After being declared blighted, the city would take possession of the property. Mayor John Antaramian presented the resolution […]
  • Around The Mics: Thursdays at Kenosha Creative Space and Public
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Thursdays are a great night if you’re looking for some live entertainment. You can attend two different open mics at two amazing places: Kenosha Creative Space and Public Craft Brewing. You can first catch the start of Kenosha Creative Space‘s event Create […]
  • Around The Mics: Sundays at Kenosha Fusion
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA — With a dearth of open mics over the weekend, Kenosha Fusion is offering musicians a place to play and collaborate on Sundays. Uptown Observer stringer Jordan Pauley witnessed some of this during Fusion’s Sunday night open mic. The Fusion mic is hosted […]
  • Kenosha mask mandate ends as vaccination numbers stagnate in communities of color
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⸺ As of today, the city of Kenosha is no longer under the enforcement of any face mask mandate. However, the county Health Department has released recommendations to continue to stop the spread of COVID-19.  On Wednesday, a day before the city’s mandate […]
  • Take time to stop by one of Kenosha’s Monday night open mics
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ With a lack of city government meetings tonight, how about checking out local musicians at Kenosha’s Monday night open mics at Fusion and Rustic Road? For months now, local musician Haven Wells has run her open mic at Rustic Road Brewing Co., […]
  • Observer on the Scene this week: Body cam demo, downtown shots
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ This past week, the Uptown Observer went live for the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department demonstrating its new body cam system to the Kenosha County Board and police responding to shots downtown. The point of this is to offer the community an opportunity […]
  • Ald. LaMacchia shares bitter comments over city mask mandate in its final days
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ During the alderpersons’ comments portion of Monday night’s City Council meeting, Dist. 5 Ald. Rocco LaMacchia gave brief, biting comments to his colleagues while discussing the city’s ongoing mask mandate. LaMacchia gave the only alderpersons’ comments during that portion of the meeting, […]
  • Police take several in custody in connection with 89th Street homicide
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha Police Department officers have arrested three people in connection with the killing of an 18-year-old in the 2000 block of 89th Street in the city Friday. Around 12:30 a.m. Friday, police officers responded to a residence in that area for a […]
  • COVID-19 vaccine updates lead #SaturdayMorningMix
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ This week, families hoping to fully vaccinate children received welcome health news: Children 12 years and older can now receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Kenosha County. Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit made the vaccine announcement earlier this week. Likewise, […]
  • Tonight’s Meetings: County committee to get updates on Administration, PSB building upgrades
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Facilities Division Project Manager Frank Martinelli will update the Kenosha County Public Works/Facilities Committee on various building upgrades at its meeting tonight. Among them are several upgrades to the Kenosha County Public Safety Building, the Detention Center and also the Administration […]
  • Alderperson announcement, City Council #OfInterest this week
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ This week, Observer readers found the words of Alderperson Jan Michalski and also Alderperson Holly Kangas of the City Council to be #OfInterest. Of primary focus, Michalski announced that Gorman’s will be bringing a full grocery store to the Uptown Neighborhood. Not […]
  • Michalski: Full grocery store coming to Uptown Neighborhood
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ City officials are working to bring a full grocery store to the Uptown Neighborhood, right on 22nd Avenue, according to Dist. 3 Ald. Jan Michalski. Michalski announced the full-service grocery, which he identified as Gorman’s, would occupy the old Salvation Army lot […]
  • UPDATED: Alderperson: Rusten Sheskey should be ‘given a permanent desk job’
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include information from KPD documents released online concerning the Sheskey investigation as of 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2021. – Daniel Thompson KENOSHA ⏤ During the alderpersons’ comments portion of Monday’s City Council meeting, Dist. 4 […]
  • City Council strikes down attempt to repeal Kenosha mask mandate
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Monday night, the City Council voted overwhelmingly to kill an effort to repeal the city’s mask mandate, which will remain in effect until May 27. The effort, led by sponsors Dist. 5 Ald. Rocco LaMacchia, Dist. 6 Ald. Dave Paff and Dist. […]
  • Police Chief Miskinis’ disappointment, protests lead #SaturdayMorningMix
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ This week, readers focused on local protests and also now-retired Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis‘ statement on his disappointment with some citizens. The former police chief, officially retired as of today (May 1), expressed his frustration in a post earlier this week. […]
  • Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis: ‘I am extremely disappointed’
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Monday afternoon, Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis voiced his extreme disappointment with recent events in the city of Kenosha. In particular, Miskinis addressed the public’s reaction to KPD officer Rusten Sheskey’s continued employment after he shot Jacob Blake seven times in August […]
  • ‘Enough is Enough’: Activists protest police brutality; KCSD releases statement on arrests
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ A peaceful Sunday march and protest eventually ended in Kenosha County deputies placing three notable community leaders under arrest at the Kenosha Public Safety Building. Monday, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department called the arrests “targeted” in a released statement. The department also […]
  • (UPDATED) Tonight’s meetings: Again, different treatment for ‘false’ applications on Licenses and Permits agenda
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp UPDATED: At approximately 4:35 p.m. April 26, 2021,the Licenses and Permits Committee members present (all but Anthony Kennedy) voted to concur with the city attorney’s recommendations. No committee member questioned the discrepancies pointed out in this article. The City Council will next hear the […]
  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Help with Uptown Neighborhood clean-up tomorrow (April 22)
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Tomorrow, volunteers once again have the opportunity to help their neighbors and their community with neighborhood clean-up efforts in Uptown. Thursday’s event will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. It marks the second time that Uptown Kenosha Inc., Kenosha Community […]
  • Police and Fire Commission approves Kenosha Police Chief’s retirement, resignations from department
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ After approving Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis’ retirement, the Police and Fire Commission addressed the “significantly understaffed” department Tuesday morning. Miskinis announced his retirement months ago, hoping to give the city time to find a replacement, as he states in his letter […]
  • UPDATE: Somers House shooting leads to six confirmed shooting victims; person of interest in custody
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp Editor’s note: By the definition that the FBI uses to determine it, this shooting is technically a mass shooting. And our hearts break for the victims, their families and our community for getting caught up in this seemingly wholly American tradition of loved ones […]
  • Inside the Mind of Daniel Thompson: Somers House mass shooting, fear
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Sometimes, the written word falls short of expressing the emotion and thoughts we have inside after experiencing trauma. I, Daniel Thompson, am not immune to experiencing this. Sure, written words are convenient if you plan to return to them. But they are […]
  • Kenosha Police decision leads week’s stories
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ This week, Uptown Observer supporters’ eyes fell heavily on stories surrounding various facets of the Kenosha Police Department. We published a story focusing on the department’s process and proximity in time to getting body cameras. We also published another announcing the department […]
  • Officer discipline, Kenosha sunrises on list of #WhatYouMissed
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ The past week has been a mixed bag of beautiful views and potentially bitter news in the city of Kenosha involving a decision on officer discipline. Jordan Pauley’s morning views along the Kenosha harbor The area has seen sunnier days, with a […]
  • Police Chief: KPD Officer Rusten Sheskey will not be disciplined for shooting Jacob Blake
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ On Tuesday, Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis announced that officer Rusten Sheskey will not be disciplined for shooting Jacob Blake seven times on Aug. 23, 2020. In January, Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley also chose not to charge Sheskey with a […]
  • CORRECTED STORY: KPD Deputy Chief says department currently plans to implement body cameras by end of 3rd Quarter
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp Editor’s Note: This story has been updated as of Friday, April 16, 2021, at 2:50 p.m. Corrections made to this story include clarifying that the Kenosha Police Department will be signing a contract with a vendor for body cameras by early May. Implementation will […]
  • SCAM!: Fake deputies asking for donations from local businesses
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department reports people have recently been posing as deputies to scam local businesses. Local taverns reported several phone calls with this type of scam artist on Sunday, April 11. Interviewing owners, investigators learned these “deputies” said they […]
  • Hot Mess Studios #OfInterest to Observer readers
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ This past week our supporters proved that they truly want to be a hot mess ⏤ taking particular interest in Katy Wallner’s Hot Mess Studios, LLC. Of course, this kind of mess is pertaining to the pop-up art studio owned by Katy […]
  • A Look Back: The Observer spends time along the Kenosha harbor
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, the Uptown Observer crew has spent a lot of time walking, taking photos and enjoying the Kenosha harbor. Over time, we’ve seen many views along Lake Michigan, also capturing and sharing them periodically with our readers. You […]
  • Do your best Pollock impression with Wallner, Hot Mess Studios
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⸺ Local artist Katy Wallner may be a hot mess. But it’s OK. She likes it that way.  While regularly that description has negative connotations, like with many things, Wallner has turned it into a positive with her new creation: Hot Mess Studios, […]
  • Michalski sponsoring second Uptown cleanup this Saturday; alderpersons share comments on various topics
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ While last night’s meeting didn’t have any hot button topics on the agenda, alderpersons spent the end sharing a few important local things on their minds. During the alderpersons’ comments portion of last night’s Kenosha City Council meeting, Dist. 3 Ald. Jan […]
  • #WhatYouMissed: The return of good news
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Between the resurrection of the Public Craft Brewing open mic, an art exhibit opening and the return of Kenosha Pride, good news has been plentiful for Kenoshans the past week. Take a look back on all of the news the events of […]
  • #OfInterest: An application, Pride news and an art walkthrough
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ This past week’s news touched on various groups within the overall city, bringing news of the return of the Kenosha Pride festival. Uptown Observer readers also paid attention to the story of two applications the city’s Licenses and Permits Committee arguably gave […]
  • Uptown Opportunity: Help with monthly clean-up effort in Uptown neighborhood starting April 3
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Tomorrow, the whole Kenosha community will have the opportunity to come together for a good cause: clean-up efforts in the Uptown neighborhood. According to Uptown Kenosha Inc. Board President Krista Maurer, the business association will be collaborating with quite a few organizations […]
  • Art Scene: A walk through Kenosha Creative Space’s ‘Art + Protest’ exhibit
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⸺ Black lives are still an important topic in conversation and in art in the city of Kenosha ⏤ regardless of who believes they matter or not.  On Thursday, Kenosha Creative Space unveiled a new exhibit, ‘Art + Protest,’ that will be open […]
  • From Our Community: Kenosha Pride festival returns in August
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⸺ It’s official: The Kenosha Pride festival will return to Veterans Memorial Park on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. Kenosha Pride, Inc.’s Board of Directors made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.  The event announcement follows the city’s Parks Commission unanimously approving Pride’s special event application […]
  • #Mid-Week Rewind: An application, a city detective, a radio station
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ So far this week, the Uptown Observer‘s coverage has hovered heavily around municipal happenings and getting to know a detective within the city of Kenosha Police Department. Therefore, below, please catch up on our stories that the community has been reading this […]
  • Kenosha Licenses and Permits Committee: Two ‘false’ applications, two different treatments, one interested alderperson
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⸺ With one question and a brief exchange, a bartender’s license application sure to fail due to a criminal record received a second chance via deferral from the city Licenses and Permits Committee. On Monday night, the city committee considered the new bartender’s […]
  • #ObserverConversations: Talking about building trust, police life with KPD Detective Tommar Franklin
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Last week, the Uptown Observer had the opportunity to sit down for a long and very enlightening conversation with Kenosha Police Department Detective Tommar Franklin. However, the conversation between the Observer and Franklin covered more ground than a simple write-up could show. […]
  • #OfInterest: Observer readers delve into KPD detective’s experience, Thompson’s Take
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ This past week, Observer supporters’ eyes fell mostly on the story of Kenosha Police Department Detective Tommar Franklin. The community also took interest in Uptown Observer founder Daniel Thompson‘s recounting of his COVID-19 vaccination experience. In fact, many of the stories visitors […]
  • Observer Recap: A vaccine, a police chief and a detective (March 21-27, 2021)
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp 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: Founder Daniel Thompson receiving a COVID-19 vaccination; Police Chief Daniel Miskinis updating the community on arrests during civil unrest; […]
  • #HumanityCenteredSaturday: KPD Detective Tommar Franklin trying to make change from within
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha Police Department Detective Tommar Franklin has served his nation and his community for much of his life. Franklin has been in law enforcement for nearly 13 years, serving as a detective for almost three years. He has also called Kenosha home […]
  • Observer On The Scene: Wisconsin 7 finish 22-day fast, promise continued push for green energy
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ On Friday, the group known as the Wisconsin 7 finished a 22-day fast to pressure the state Legislature to pass Gov. Tony Evers’ climate justice initiatives in the 2021-2023 state budget. As a result, the group joined together to end their fast […]
  • Chief Miskinis updates community on efforts to arrest August rioters
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⸺ Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis gave an update on his department’s efforts to arrest those who participated in riots in the city in August 2020. Miskinis also pointed out a fact that is sure to be bitter for some to swallow: Out […]
  • #AroundTown: A walk along the Kenosha harbor
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ The Kenosha harbor, located at the end of 52nd Street in the downtown area, is a resource to both the city’s residents and visitors. In the warmer months, the harbor offers an easy, aesthetically-pleasing walk along Lake Michigan. During the winter months, […]
  • Kenosha Police Department officer, passenger uninjured in rollover crash at 52nd Street and 22nd Avenue Sunday
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⸺ A vehicle struck a Kenosha Police Department SUV at the intersection of 52nd Street and 22nd Avenue Sunday, shutting down the intersection for a period of time. According to Sgt. Leo Viola of the KPD, emergency personnel responded to the scene at […]
  • #WhatYouMissed: A look back on last week’s stories (March 15-21, 2021)
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Often, it is the case in the 24-hour news cycle that people read stories and then they quickly forget about them within a week’s time. As a result of this, we want to offer a look back each week on stories that […]
  • #HumanityCenteredSaturday: Officer Friendly wants entire community to work together toward a better future
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⸺ Everyone knows of Officer Friendly in Kenosha, although many forget about the human behind the Kenosha Police Department uniform.  The new Officer Friendly in town, Tyler Cochran, does a great job trying to engage the community.  For as long as Cochran can […]
  • #SaturdayMorningMix: Two claims and a mask mandate extension
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Claims filed against the city of Kenosha and an extension of the city’s mask mandate until May 27 lead this week’s most viewed stories on the Uptown Observer website. As a result, below, please take time to look back on all of […]
  • Kenosha coalition to host discussion on racism in faith communities March 25
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Next week, the Kenosha Coalition for Dismantling Racism will co-lead another “Courageous Conversation” ⏤ this time focusing on racism in faith communities. The panel discussion, held virtually at 6:30 p.m. on March 25, will focus on how racism in faith communities affects […]
  • Kenosha City Council extends current mask mandate until May 27, unanimously denies Huber and Grosskreutz claims
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ The City Council has extended the city’s face mask mandate until near the end of May. The council approved the motion 14-3 Monday night, with aldpersons David Paff (Dist. 6), Mitchell Pedersen (Dist. 12) and Dominic Ruffalo (Dist. 16) voting against.  The […]
  • City Council to discuss Huber family, Grosskreutz claims in closed session tonight
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, the City Council will discuss⏤ in closed session⏤ two claims relating to Kyle Rittenhouse shooting one person, Gaige Grosskreutz, and killing two others, Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum, on Aug. 25, 2020. Huber’s family is pressing forward with the suit on […]
  • Humanity-Centered Saturday: A trip down memory lane
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Since The Uptown Observer began, we’ve pursued what we call “humanity-centered journalism.” What this means is, instead of showing what gets more pageviews, we try to focus on the people. Within that, we try to add in little flourishes of personality that […]
  • #SaturdayMorningMix: A drug bust and a barber lead stories this week
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ The Uptown Observer hit on various aspects of the Kenosha County community this week, ranging from crime to the COVID-19 pandemic. We covered a shooting near Grace Lutheran Church in the Uptown neighborhood. The Observer also reported on an update on local […]
  • #MidWeekRewind: A vaccine update and a shooting top latest articles
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Another Wednesday means another time to reflect on recent articles published by The Uptown Observer site since Saturday, March 6. Therefore, below, please find the latest articles published in the different sections on our site. And, if you like what you read, […]
  • Kenosha police seeking information on Tuesday shooting near Grace Lutheran Church
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ The Kenosha Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating one or more suspects involved in a shooting Tuesday that left a 19-year-old in critical condition. According to a KPD release Wednesday morning, officers were called to the 5900 block of […]
  • Today’s tidbits: A beautiful morning and a mask mandate extension proposal
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Waking up Monday morning, the sun’s light hit Kenoshans with warmer temperatures and, overall, a beautiful beginning to the work week. As a result, the Uptown Observer‘s stringer Jordan Pauley rose up early today to capture the sun rising on the city. […]
  • #HumanityCenteredSaturday: A leader walks into a barbershop …
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp Alvin owens serves community with ‘collective’ KENOSHA ⏤ Known for his amazing haircuts and involvement in local activism supporting communities of color, Alvin D. Owens has done it all. He’s from cut hair in his front yard, worked in public relations, and has been […]
  • #SaturdayMorningMix: A fast, a law enforcement grant and an amazing voice lead local stories
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Good morning, Kenosha. It’s another Saturday, which means another mix of Observer stories from the week. This article sponsored by Valerie Douglas for KUSD School Board You’re waking up to a beautiful day locally. The sun is coming out. Birds are chirping. It’s […]
  • ‘Wisconsin 7’ kick off 22-day fast in Kenosha to support climate initiatives
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ The group now known as the “Wisconsin 7” took their last bites before starting a 22-day fast on Thursday, March 4, to support green energy initiatives. The group ⏤ led by Grace Lutheran Church Pastor Jonathan Barker ⏤ is fasting to pressure […]
  • #MidWeekRewind: COVID-19 variant, Wisconsin 6 and young talent
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ This week has shown the area a variety of news on multiple fronts. On one hand, the county has reported the first positive case of the U.K. variant of the COVID-19 virus. One the other hand, the new generation of musicians showed […]
  • From Our Founder: Be part of the change in Kenosha journalism; sponsor the Observer
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ You may have noticed video ads popping up on the Uptown Observer website recently seeking people to sponsor our work. Like the ones I’ve blatantly placed on this page as well.  This has been a soft signal from me that I am […]
  • Wisconsin 6 to take last bites Thursday at Grace before 22-day fast
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ While fasting in Biblical context mostly pertained to seeking something from God, the Wisconsin 6 are using it in the hopes of attaining change sought from man. On Thursday, March 4, the group led by Pastor Jonathan Barker will take their last […]
  • #HumanityCenteredSaturday: A sit-down with ‘Mama’ Arnetta Griffin
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Known as “Mama” in her community, Arnetta Griffin has been working to better Kenosha, doing God’s work.  With First Step Warming Center shutting down in May 2017 and her own experience as a single mother, Griffin wanted to make a difference in […]
  • Observer Conversations: ‘Baskets of Joy’ w/Danielle Rasmussen
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⸺ How can you bring joy into a local child’s day for only $12.66? Danielle Rasmussen has an answer with “Baskets of Joy”. Support the Observer Family Rasmussen, hairstylist by profession, is leading this year’s basket effort. The baskets go to cheer up […]
  • Good Morning, Kenosha (Feb. 26, 2021)
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp Good Morning, Kenosha! The Uptown Observer’s stringer Jordan Pauley, of Pauley’s Pro Pics, got up early to capture some local beauty this morning. Enjoy a few photos of the sun rising on Kenosha this morning below. Support the Observer family Latest Observances
  • #ICYMI: Beauty in a frosty morning before a warm-up
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ After a period of bitter cold, the sun has finally come to shine on the city again, highlighting remnants of winter beauty. Local residents certainly appreciate the warmth it has brought back to the area. However, many perhaps often overlook the benefits […]
  • Mid-Week Rewind: New communication hut for Uptown; new Fire Station No. 4 for KFD
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤ Initiatives to improve the Kenosha Fire Department and internet access in Uptown and throughout the city moved through committees this week. For the KFD, city committees approved needed variances for a new Kenosha Fire Station No. 4. The city is planning to […]
  • Public Works approves Uptown SiFi Networks site for communication hut
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp SiFi huts to help with broadband connectivity around city KENOSHA ⏤ While the state Legislature faces issues of broadband access in rural areas, Kenosha officials are looking to decrease broadband deserts within the heart of the city with communication huts.  On Monday, the city […]
  • City committees, commissions give approval to new Kenosha Fire Station No. 4 variances
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⏤Several Kenosha committees and commissions, including Public Works, approved moving forward with a new Kenosha Fire Department Station No. 4, passing needed variances for the project Monday. The new station, located at 4810 60th St., would replace the current building at that location, […]
  • Tonight’s Meetings (Feb. 22, 2021): City committees, commissions
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp City committees begin meeting at 4:30 p.m. KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight a number of city committees and commissions will meet in order to vet various issues before they come before the Common Council.  Committees meeting tonight include:  License and Permits Committee at 4:30 p.m.; Parks […]
  • Kenosha Achievement Center to host virtual ‘Legislators’ Breakfast’ event Monday
    Share on Social Media twitter facebook pinterest linkedin tumblr reddit emailwhatsapp KENOSHA ⸺ Monday, Feb. 22, the Kenosha Achievement Center will enter the foray of organizations holding their annual, cornerstone events virtually.  The Kenosha Achievement Center (KAC) will host its annual Legislators’ Breakfast, usually held in a meeting room at a local business, via Zoom […]

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