Police Chief: KPD Officer Rusten Sheskey will not be disciplined for shooting Jacob Blake

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KENOSHA ⏤ On Tuesday, Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis announced that officer Rusten Sheskey will not be disciplined for shooting Jacob Blake seven times on Aug. 23, 2020. In January, Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley also chose not to charge Sheskey with a crime. Sheskey followed current policy Sheskey “acted within the law and [...]

KPD Deputy Chief: Department currently plans to implement body cameras May 3

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KENOSHA ⏤ According to Deputy Chief Eric Larsen, the Kenosha Police Department currently plans to implement body cameras on its officers May 3. https://videopress.com/v/PFWVQyKY?preloadContent=metadata The full audio of Kenosha Police Department Deputy Chief Eric Larsen's Monday evening update on the department implementing body cameras to the city's Public Safety and Welfare Committee. Video property of [...]

SCAM!: Fake deputies asking for donations from local businesses

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department reports people have recently been posing as deputies to scam local businesses. Local taverns reported several phone calls with this type of scam artist on Sunday, April 11. Interviewing owners, investigators learned these "deputies" said they were part of KCSD and also the "Police and Sheriff's Coalition." [...]

Hot Mess Studios #OfInterest to Observer readers

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KENOSHA ⏤ This past week our supporters proved that they truly want to be a hot mess ⏤ taking particular interest in Katy Wallner's Hot Mess Studios, LLC. Of course, this kind of mess is pertaining to the pop-up art studio owned by Katy Wallner. Last week, we covered Wallner's soft opening of her new [...]

#SaintsRadioSunday: Who are the Saints?

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KENOSHA ⏤ For months now, I’ve made Saints Radio playlists without explaining the name's meaning. Therefore, this week’s installation focuses on the band that it is inspired by. Full disclosure, it’s me. And this is the one and only time I’ll be featuring myself as a musician. That part of my life and this part [...]

A Look Back: The Observer spends time along the Kenosha harbor

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KENOSHA ⏤ Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, the Uptown Observer crew has spent a lot of time walking, taking photos and enjoying the Kenosha harbor. https://www.facebook.com/olfashionednews/videos/10159662275253013 Over time, we've seen many views along Lake Michigan, also capturing and sharing them periodically with our readers. You can also find the entirety of what we've posted from [...]

#tbt: Public Craft’s first open mic since COVID-19 hit

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KENOSHA ⏤ Before the coronavirus pandemic, Public Craft Brewing Co. regularly housed the tunes and comedy of local performers each week. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=210592364151953&id=104994688045055 The business hosted a comedy open mic on Mondays, an all-original music mic the third Thursdays and regular weekend shows. In short, it served as home to some of the local creatives. However, [...]

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 [...]

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.  [...]

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 [...]