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

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

Performers at Fusion (Around the Mics)

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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 [...]

Around The Mics: Performers at Creative Space, Public

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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. [...]

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

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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, [...]

Good Morning, Kenosha (Feb. 26, 2021)

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Kenosha Police Chief Miskinis to retire at end of April

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Police chief sent email to city department heads Thursday informing them KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis will retire at the end of April. Miskinis, who has served in law enforcement since the 1980s, announced the retirement to city staff in an email sent at 8:18 a.m. Thursday morning. He has spent nearly 25 [...]

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 [...]

Tonight’s City Meetings (Feb. 8, 2021)

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Kenosha Public Works Committee to discuss changes to snow removal policy KENOSHA ⏤ The city’s Public Works Committee will be tackling the recent, local hot topic issue of its policies for snow removal on city streets. A new resolution, principally sponsored by Dist. 17 Ald. David Bogdala, calls for immediate changes ⏤ particularly to salting [...]

Saints Radio Sunday (Feb. 7, 2021): Brooding Prudes, Lunde, and Tammy Peacy and Chris Sipos

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KENOSHA ⏤ Hello, and welcome back to another round of Saints Radio Sunday. This week we have three bands that we will be highlighting: Brooding Prudes, Lunde, and Tammy Peacy and Chris Sipos. Each offers a different feel to Kenoshans looking for something to listen to. So please, take the time to listen, click on [...]

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 [...]

Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department captain on administrative leave

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ A Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department captain is currently on administrative leave, according to a department official. KCSD Chief Deputy Marc Levin confirmed the leave Wednesday night after questioning from Supervisor Zach Rodriguez. The confirmation came during Wednesday's county Judiciary and Law Committee meeting. Rodriguez asked whether the sheriff's department had put a [...]

Effort to switch County Board meetings to hybrid model fails … again

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Hourlong debate undercut by bleak image of hybrid model from staff Editor's Note: This story has been updated as of 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, to include comments from supervisors, audio of the meeting and more details in general.KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ A motion to move County Board meetings to a hybrid in-person/virtual model failed to [...]

‘100 Fridays’ press conference at Grace Welcome Center (#ICYMI)

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KENOSHA — On Friday, Jan. 29, Rev. Jonathan Barker of Grace Lutheran Church completed 100 Fridays of fasting in order to support increasing green energy initiatives around the nation. As a result, Barker held a press conference at the church, 2006 60th St., welcoming speakers including County Board Supervisor Andy Berg and state Rep. Tod [...]

City Snowplowing: ‘We are not treating our citizens equally’

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City Council critical of snowplowing on Kenosha streets during weekend snowstorm KENOSHA ⸺ While one alderperson heaped praise on local snowplowing efforts, others had an avalanche of complaints for the job done on city streets during last weekend’s snowstorm. During the alderperson’s comments portion of Monday’s City Council meeting, Dist. 11 Ald. Rollin Pizzala first [...]