Thompson’s Take: It’s time leaders step up

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When I returned to this city a few years ago, I had no intention of being a leader in it or the county. If my personality type was based heavily on any type of character, it was always the antiheroes.  This included Han Solo, the Green Power Ranger and Batman (aka rich man with mental [...]

COVID-19 vaccine updates lead #SaturdayMorningMix

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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, she also gave updates to several county committees on local efforts [...]

Tonight’s Meetings: County committee to get updates on Administration, PSB building upgrades

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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 Building. Current ongoing county upgrade projects  According to supporting documents linked [...]

Kenosha County Board chairman selects Lewis to serve county’s 23rd District; board approves 13-2

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Kenosha County Board Chairman John O'Day. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ During a Wednesday meeting, Kenosha County Board Chairman John O’Day announced his selection of Twin Lakes attorney Kim Lewis to fill the vacant District 23 supervisor position. Supervisor Lon Wienke previously served the district until his death March 3, 2021.  [...]

Kenosha County Board approves funds for Pike River restoration, Vets Memorial Park budget changes

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ During a Tuesday evening meeting, the Kenosha County Board gave its approval to several measures to improve county parks. https://youtu.be/Xby3yVBSOBA The board approved: Department of Transportation easements in Old Settlers Park in Paddock Lake;Grant funding for Phase II of the Pike River restoration initiative in Petrifying Springs Park;2021 budget changes to Veterans [...]

#SaturdayMorningMix: A fast, a law enforcement grant and an amazing voice lead local stories

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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 https://videopress.com/v/ta74sm1v?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata You’re waking up to a beautiful day locally. The sun is coming out. Birds are chirping. It’s another lovely weekend in the city. While you ease into [...]

Kenosha Achievement Center to host virtual ‘Legislators’ Breakfast’ event Monday

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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 for the first time due to COVID-19 safety precautions.  The free [...]

Saturday Morning Mix (Feb. 13, 2021)

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KENOSHA ⏤ A mix of important announcements ⏤ including Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis' upcoming retirement ⏤ made this week a substantial one in the city. On Thursday, Miskinis announced his retirement at the end of April to city department heads and staff. Miskinis has faced calls to resign since the shooting of Jacob Blake [...]

Local leader to take part in ‘Trace the Line’ panel

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KENOSHA ⏤ Kenoshan Porche Bennett-Bey will serve as a panelist at an event drawing Midwest leaders together to talk about moving forward in 2021. The event, based around the new film "Trace the Line", takes place on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. The virtual event is free and open to those who pre-register at http://www.wearebravebird.com/conversations. [...]

Mid-Week Rewind Stories (Feb. 10, 2021)

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This week's stories so far Take a look back on the stories, videos and pictures that The Uptown Observer has published since Sunday. Below, find our latest stories presented in a neat list for you to peruse by clicking right.   @import url(https://theuptownobserver.com/wp-content/plugins/siteorigin-panels/css/front-flex.min.css); #pgc-2157-0-0 { width:100%;width:calc(100% - ( 0 * 30px ) ) } #pg-2157-0 [...]