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Mental Health Moment: You CAN let it go, don’t overanalyze

It’s no surprise to people who know me well that I have an incredibly hard time letting a thought go. I overanalyze everything ⏤ even things that will never probably have any real significance to my life. And don’t even get me started on the pains of moral choices in video games.   Overanalysis will kill … Continue reading Mental Health Moment: You CAN let it go, don’t overanalyze

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Mental Health Moment: You ARE okay

I won’t lie to you. I have to just tell myself that I’m okay at least a few times a week. If I don’t, I’ll struggle to continue to build toward better. 'Okay' is okay I’m not sure if it’s the decade in journalism or my anxiety disorder, but I always feel like there’s something … Continue reading Mental Health Moment: You ARE okay

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Mental Health Moment: You CAN make a difference

In our society currently, it can feel like one is simply screaming out into the abyss with most things they try ⏤ without seemingly any difference or meaningful response.  However, I want to tell you that you can and do make a real difference each day. Simple things make a difference There have been two … Continue reading Mental Health Moment: You CAN make a difference

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Mental Health Moment: You ARE enough

Despite the blemishes, inadequacies and general “just not right” feeling advertisements try to instill in us, I want you to know that you are enough, as you are. Struggle of feeling “enough” For most of my life, I have felt inadequate. In fact, it wasn’t until the last few years of my life that I … Continue reading Mental Health Moment: You ARE enough

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Mental Health Moment: You CAN choose how you spend your time

I want to tell you something that you might not have heard for a while: You have every right to choose how you spend your time.  Now, in our world full of constant pressures, isn’t that a nice thought? Constant time pressures It’s no secret that, especially as a society, we seem to want to pack … Continue reading Mental Health Moment: You CAN choose how you spend your time

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Mental Health Moment: You CAN make it

First off, take a breath. It’s Saturday. Despite whatever you’ve gone through or will in the future, you’ve made it through another week.  You have made it this far.  Oftentimes, if you look at your life in its entirety and the long road ahead, the seeming vastness of it can become daunting. In fact, the … Continue reading Mental Health Moment: You CAN make it

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Mental Health Moment: You CAN follow through

I’ll be completely honest with you guys, most days the thought that repeats in my head is, “I don’t want to do this.” However, every day I drag myself — sometimes kicking and screaming — to do that specific activity (mostly exercise or work) to which I’ve made a commitment.  Because, after I do it, … Continue reading Mental Health Moment: You CAN follow through

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Second Baptist Church to host free vaccination clinic Sunday (Feb. 20)

KENOSHA ⏤ Second Baptist Church, 3925 32nd Ave., will host a free, open-to-the-public COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic tomorrow, Feb. 20. The clinic will run from noon to 1 p.m. For incentive, the county is giving $25 Visa gift cards to those who receive a vaccine dose during the event, while supplies last.  What is available … Continue reading Second Baptist Church to host free vaccination clinic Sunday (Feb. 20)

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Thompson’s Take (Opinion): A confession, a new community perspective, a new start

KENOSHA ⏤ I remember my first day covering any government meeting in any community.  In October 2012, I walked into the Kimball County Courthouse in Kimball, Neb., a 23-year-old recent college grad wearing a black fedora and whatever the hell business casual is supposed to be. I sat down, and City Clerk Cathleen Sibal, a … Continue reading Thompson’s Take (Opinion): A confession, a new community perspective, a new start

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Update: KCSD names suspect in Bristol deputy-involved shooting

BRISTOL ⏤ The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has identified the suspect in a Thursday deputy-involved shooting in Bristol as Allen M. Brown, 33, of Countryside, Ill. On Thursday, Brown allegedly fled deputies after they initiated a traffic stop at the Benson Corners gas station near Highway 50 and US 45 in Bristol. Brown drove a … Continue reading Update: KCSD names suspect in Bristol deputy-involved shooting

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

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

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Inside the Mind of Daniel Thompson: ‘As long as my community is well fed’

KENOSHA ⏤ Since I've taken on the role of a community, independent journalist, I have known much encouraging and, frankly, needed support ⏤ both for the Observer and "Inside the Mind of Daniel Thompson". However, people have also pressured me to put down other independents, like Koerri Elijah, and treat them as competition. While I … Continue reading Inside the Mind of Daniel Thompson: ‘As long as my community is well fed’

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Performers at Fusion (Around the Mics)

KENOSHA ⏤ Every Monday night the sounds of music drift along Seventh Avenue through the night as various performers take the stage at Kenosha Fusion. Starting at 8 p.m., Kenosha Fusion's open mic night brings in some powerhouse music performances.  Eli Eastridge, Oscar Mercadillo, Malcom Wright and also Maxwell Melendrez from Spirit Shakers regularly take … Continue reading Performers at Fusion (Around the Mics)

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Around The Mics: Performers at Creative Space, Public

KENOSHA ⏤ Downtown has been where you want to be to catch some amazing local talent at two venues’ open mics: Kenosha Creative Space and Public Craft Brewing Co.However, starting this month, these mics will be split over two days. You can first catch "Open Mic for the People" over at Public Craft Brewing Co. … Continue reading Around The Mics: Performers at Creative Space, Public

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Wisconsin 6 to take last bites Thursday at Grace before 22-day fast

https://videopress.com/v/GObqrnpv?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata KENOSHA ⏤ While fasting in Biblical context mostly pertained to seeking something from God, the Wisconsin 6 are using it in the hopes of attaining change sought from man. On Thursday, March 4, the group led by Pastor Jonathan Barker will take their last bites of food outside of Grace Lutheran Church. After that, … Continue reading Wisconsin 6 to take last bites Thursday at Grace before 22-day fast

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Good Morning, Kenosha (Feb. 26, 2021)

Good Morning, Kenosha! The Uptown Observer's stringer Jordan Pauley, of Pauley's Pro Pics, got up early to capture some local beauty this morning. Enjoy a few photos of the sun rising on Kenosha this morning below. Support the Observer family Make a one-time donationYour contribution is appreciated.DonateMake a monthly donationYour contribution is appreciated.Donate monthlyMake a … Continue reading Good Morning, Kenosha (Feb. 26, 2021)

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#SaintsRadioSunday: Lines of Loyalty debuts ‘I’m Not The One’

KENOSHA ⏤ Good morning, fellow music lovers and supporters. Welcome to another round of #SaintsRadioSunday, this week featuring Lines of Loyalty. Admittedly, this week is a little more intimate of a playlist, with one new contribution and recap of what we've received. However, you should still pay attention to these Kenosha-area artists. If you have … Continue reading #SaintsRadioSunday: Lines of Loyalty debuts ‘I’m Not The One’

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Saturday Morning Mix (Feb. 13, 2021)

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 … Continue reading Saturday Morning Mix (Feb. 13, 2021)