Addendum to Kenosha County Kickstart plan gives further guidance to event organizers

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ On Wednesday, Kenosha County officials released an addendum to the county’s Kickstart plan, providing guidance to event organizers on how to limit the spread of COVID-19. https://videopress.com/v/BauuaDot?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Important to note is the emphasis officials put on the addendum being recommendations not binding by law. However, they are the best practices as Kenosha [...]

Thompson’s Take (Opinion): Vaccination, feeling safe at Grace while helping the community

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Editor’s Note: This column is about Observer Founder Daniel Thompson's subjective experiences getting a COVID-19 single-dose vaccination. Therefore, this piece is his opinion. This is not a news article. That does not mean that it does not contain facts; however, the main focus is to relay experience.  Hello everyone. I’m writing this because I think [...]

#SaturdayMorningMix: Two claims and a mask mandate extension

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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 our reporting that the community has paid attention to since March [...]

Kenosha County health officer updates Health Board on COVID-19 response; vaccine clinics ‘going amazing’

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KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha County Health Officer Jennifer Freiheit gave her latest local COVID-19 and vaccine clinics update to the Kenosha County Health Board Tuesday morning. https://videopress.com/v/BauuaDot?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata According to Freiheit, it won’t be long until the 65-plus age group reaches herd immunity through vaccination ⏤ a multi-faceted effort led by county employees and volunteers. In fact, [...]

First case of U.K. variant of COVID-19 confirmed in Kenosha County

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ On Monday, Kenosha County officials confirmed the first positive case of the B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 in the county. Personnel received lab results over the weekend confirming that the variant ⏤ known as the U.K. variant ⏤ had made its first appearance in the county. Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit [...]

Kenosha Homecoming Car Show postponed until 2022

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Car show will return on July 30, 2022 KENOSHA ⏤ Residents hoping to catch the yearly Homecoming Car Show this summer will have to, again, wait another year.On Wednesday, the Kenosha County Historical Society and the show committee jointly announced the postponement, citing months of deliberation over the decision."This was not an easy decision to [...]

From Our Community: Free bread and milk giveaway at Grace

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KENOSHA ⏤ Grace Welcome Center will be hosting a free bread and milk giveaway Feb. 11 and Feb. 12.Recently, the center found itself with an abundance of bread and milk that had not been given out yet. As a result, a giveaway will take place at the center, located at 2006 60th St. in Kenosha, this [...]

Public Works gives first approval to review of Kenosha snow removal policies

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KENOSHA ⏤ The city’s Public Works Committee moved a resolution forward Monday night calling for a review and potential overhaul of snow removal policies on city streets. The resolution, principally sponsored by Dist. 17 Ald. David Bogdala, calls for immediate changes ⏤ particularly to salting policies ⏤ as well as a longterm review of current [...]

Observer In-Depth: Grace Welcome volunteers risk safety to take care of city’s vulnerable citizens

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KENOSHA ⏤ When the pandemic started, volunteers at Grace Welcome Center got together and came to a decision: If they die from doing their work, “So be it.” Volunteers at the center, located at 2006 60th St. in Kenosha, express seeing working at the pantry as working for the people they love, for the people [...]

Artists, venues struggle for survival during COVID-19 era

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Musicians, owners open up about challenges in staying afloat KENOSHA ⏤ Imagine, if you will, the struggle of watching as 50% to 100% of your monthly income vanishes in an instant at a few words' utterance. Not because of your choices as a musician or business owner, but because of an unprecedented event that overwhelmed [...]