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Walworth County is looking for people or organizations to assist in a long-term planning committee for those affected by the July 12 flooding in Walworth, Racine and Kenosha counties, according to a release from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office.

Persons or groups interested in learning more about this committee are invited to attend an informational meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday Aug. 26 at the Burlington High School, 400 McCanna Parkway, Burlington Wisconsin.

State and local health officials are advising residents to continue to protect themselves against mosquito bites as they announce this year’s first confirmed human cases of West Nile virus  in residents of Oconto and Fond du Lac Counties, according to a news release from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

The majority of WNV human cases in the state occur during the months of August and September. However, the risk of contracting WNV and other mosquito-borne illnesses is present anytime mosquitoes are active, so it is important for people to be vigilant in their personal protective measures to prevent mosquito bites throughout the summer and early fall.   

Wisconsin residents—including those in Walworth County—who were affected by flash floods and flooding during heavy storms on July 11 will be able to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, according to a release from the SBA.

Gov. Scott Walker applied for SBA assistance after his request for a federal disaster declaration had been turned down by FEMA.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services will hold a public hearing on a proposed order to drug test  able-bodied adult participants in the FoodShare Employment and Training program.

The hearing will be held on Monday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brown County Library’s Central Library Auditorium, 515 Pine St., Green Bay.

DELAVAN—Paul Nehlen, Republican challenger to House Speaker Paul Ryan, said he supports President Donald Trump’s criticism of efforts to take down statues and memorials to the Civil War Confederacy.  

"As a candidate for political office in Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, I stand with President Trump in opposing our nation's history and culture being ripped apart with the removal and desecration of historic statues and monuments," Nehlen said in a release from his office.

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