Meet the Observer Family



Welcome to the home of the Observer family. We are a new resource for news in the Kenosha community, and we are also part of our community outside of the Observer. Please, get to know a little bit about the Observer family below.

Daniel Thompson

Observer Founder, Owner and Editor-in-Chief


JorDan Pauley

Observer Stringer/Photographer

Olivia Crudup

Observer Intern


Latest Observances …

sheskey; case; Jacob Blake; kenosha journalist; civil unrest

Police Chief: KPD Officer Rusten Sheskey will not be disciplined for shooting Jacob Blake

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 crime. Sheskey followed current policy Sheskey “acted within the law and…

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body cameras; kenosha police; kpd; kenosha; uptown observer

KPD Deputy Chief: Department currently plans to implement body cameras May 3

KENOSHA ⏤ According to Deputy Chief Eric Larsen, the Kenosha Police Department currently plans to implement body cameras on its officers May 3. Larsen gave the update to the city’s Public Safety and Welfare Committee Monday night. Timeline The department is currently choosing between just a couple of vendors for the needed equipment, he said.…

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deputies; crash; olson; injuries; jail; accident; body cameras; administrative leave; accidents; kenosha county sheriff's department

SCAM!: Fake deputies asking for donations from local businesses

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 were part of KCSD and also the “Police and Sheriff’s Coalition.”…

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hot mess; wallner; interest

Hot Mess Studios #OfInterest to Observer readers

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 Wallner. Last week, we covered Wallner’s soft opening of her new…

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saints bands; saints radio sundays; saints radio sunday; saints radio; uptown observer; kenosha; kenosha journalist

#SaintsRadioSunday: Who are the Saints?

KENOSHA ⏤ For months now, I’ve made Saints Radio playlists without explaining the name’s meaning. Therefore, this week’s installation focuses on the band that it is inspired by. Full disclosure, it’s me. And this is the one and only time I’ll be featuring myself as a musician. That part of my life and this part…

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