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 …

mics; mic; public craft; public craft brewing co; rustic; rustic road brewing co; musicians; singer-songwriters; songwriters

Cold Nights, Warm Lights: Photos from recent open mics 

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 local venues and open mics. Public Craft Brewing Co. Wednesday open…

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YAR; youth as resources; kenosha achievement center; kac; community; kenosha community; donation; grant

A YAR grant, a KAC donation, and a reminder from Kenosha County

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 Currently, youth groups in the Kenosha community can apply for a…

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sobriety; sober; framing; thinking; thoughts; alcohol; alcoholism; podcast

‘Framing and Sobriety’: An observation on how one affects another (podcast)

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 for many to reach that goal. Therefore, I’ve identified some things…

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Jordan Pauley: A Real Stand Up Guy

  “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 stand-up comedian and the man behind Crimson Jester Productions.  “I always…

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Jill Zgorzelski: Creating Community

“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 at now. And that’s why it’s so important to me to…

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