Carthage students, All Energy Solar hope residents harness chance to go green

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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 Solar to increase local panels. Shulman is currently working with the [...]

County Public Health, Grace hoping incentives increase vaccinations

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KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha County Public Health officials and Grace Welcome Center are hoping incentives will increase turnout tomorrow at their COVID-19 vaccination clinic.  The pop-up clinic ⏤ located at Grace Lutheran Church, 2006 60th St. ⏤ will start at 8 a.m. tomorrow (Sept. 2). The clinic will end at 9:15 a.m. Cash, gift card vaccination incentives [...]

Kenosha Uptown’s Days of Healing kicks off today with ‘Spirituals United’

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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 Beauty Supply, Jockey and S’Lush Daiquiri Lounge and Grill ⏤ the [...]

Tonight: A COVID-19 mask ordinance recreation and open mics

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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 set to introduce the repealing and recreation of parts of the [...]

KCOR hoping to help stop violence before police intervention

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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 themselves to the community. Watch the full conference below. https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/videos/397053485079759/ What [...]

Local leaders praise Evers for signing AB 374, opioid settlement bill into law

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Kenosha County officials Wednesday expressed gratitude after Gov. Tony Evers signed AB 374 into law. The move frees up settlement funds for opioid addiction mitigation and abatement efforts. 2021 Assembly Bill 374 addresses settlement of the multidistrict opiate litigation. In this specific instance, it addresses the multidistrict litigation titled In re: National [...]

Observer on the Scene: Brent Penny at Creative Space; poetry at Lincoln Park; gentrification discussion

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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 light of day. Therefore, this is the first installment in what [...]

Kenosha County Health Officer: Children 12 and up can now get Pfizer vaccine

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Children aged 12 years and older can now go get Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations, county Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced Thursday. Freiheit, in a morning release, said the county is following the eligibility expansion of the CDC’s Wednesday action. On that day, the CDC authorized the use of the Pfizer vaccine for [...]

Inside the Mind of Daniel Thompson: Thoughts on justice, Floyd

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KENOSHA ⏤ I decided to record my initial thoughts following the guilty verdicts returned against Derek Chauvin for murdering George Floyd. https://anchor.fm/mind-of-daniel-thompson/episodes/Ep--03---Scattered-Thoughts-on-Justice-evad7e Because I feel like maybe some people are feeling a little in shock by the Chauvin verdict as, historically, this is just the fairytale ending for people of color.  Not the one we [...]

Do your best Pollock impression with Wallner, Hot Mess Studios

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KENOSHA ⸺ Local artist Katy Wallner may be a hot mess. But it's OK. She likes it that way.  https://www.facebook.com/HotMessstudiosllc/posts/119290066906161 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, LLC.  The brainchild of the Creatives for Community founder, the [...]

Uptown Opportunity: Help with monthly clean-up effort in Uptown neighborhood starting April 3

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KENOSHA ⏤ Tomorrow, the whole Kenosha community will have the opportunity to come together for a good cause: clean-up efforts in the Uptown neighborhood. https://videopress.com/v/ta74sm1v?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata According to Uptown Kenosha Inc. Board President Krista Maurer, the business association will be collaborating with quite a few organizations to lead the neighborhood clean-up efforts over the weekend, and [...]

Art Scene: A walk through Kenosha Creative Space’s ‘Art + Protest’ exhibit

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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.  Observer founder Daniel Thompson takes a walk through 'Art + Protest' at Kenosha Creative Space. The free exhibit will be open to the public until May 9. [...]

#ObserverConversations: Talking about building trust, police life with KPD Detective Tommar Franklin

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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. Therefore, please take the time to watch the interview for yourself [...]

#OfInterest: Observer readers delve into KPD detective’s experience, Thompson’s Take

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KENOSHA ⏤ This past week, Observer supporters' eyes fell mostly on the story of Kenosha Police Department Detective Tommar Franklin. https://www.facebook.com/104994688045055/photos/pb.100045469393154.-2207520000../210588397485683/?type=3 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 to our site paid most attention to focused on the [...]

#HumanityCenteredSaturday: KPD Detective Tommar Franklin trying to make change from within

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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 for over 20 years.  During his time in the service, Franklin [...]

#HumanityCenteredSaturday: Officer Friendly wants entire community to work together toward a better future

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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 remember, he has wanted to be an active member in his [...]

#HumanityCenteredSaturday: A leader walks into a barbershop …

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Alvin owens serves community with 'collective' https://youtu.be/5XlqV7ARfQ0 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 employed in the education field.  Regimen Barber Collective A resident [...]

HUMANITY-CENTERED SATURDAY: Jo Wynn helps the homeless, the historically underserved

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KENOSHA ⏤ Jo Wynn has served her community for the vast majority of the time she’s lived in it.  Wynn has lived in Kenosha now for 17 years. Two years into her stay, in 2005, she created her organization, Walkin’ In My Shoes, which serves the homeless population in the city. She decided to create [...]