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#HCS: Grace Welcome Center cuts ribbon on new cooler, celebrates anniversary

“God, we sit in this basement in Grace Welcome Center ready to see you in our midst. Open our eyes and our hearts to greet you and all that come this day.” KENOSHA ⏤ Those were the closing words of Pastor Kevin Beebe’s prayer in the Grace Welcome Center basement Wednesday as the pantry cut … Continue reading #HCS: Grace Welcome Center cuts ribbon on new cooler, celebrates anniversary

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#HumanityCenteredSaturday: ‘Let’s Be Better Humans’ with Jon Linton in Kenosha

KENOSHA ⏤ I first met and talked to Jon Linton, founder of “Let’s Be Better Humans”, shortly after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in August 2020.  At that time, he had recently spent days in Minneapolis, documenting the aftermath after the killing of George Floyd.  I had been doing the same work with the … Continue reading #HumanityCenteredSaturday: ‘Let’s Be Better Humans’ with Jon Linton in Kenosha

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

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

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

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

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

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

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#SaturdayMorningMix: Two claims and a mask mandate extension

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 … Continue reading #SaturdayMorningMix: Two claims and a mask mandate extension

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Humanity-Centered Saturday: A trip down memory lane

KENOSHA ⏤ Since The Uptown Observer began, we’ve pursued what we call “humanity-centered journalism.” What this means is, instead of showing what gets more pageviews, we try to focus on the people. Within that, we try to add in little flourishes of personality that others may not. For a while now, our intern Olivia Crudup … Continue reading Humanity-Centered Saturday: A trip down memory lane