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KenoWi to end publication

KenoWi.com is ceasing publication as of today, the local news website’s parent company, 2Hill Media LLC, has announced.

“While we have made great progress since KenoWi.com started in September of 2010, we have not been able to achieve the kind of results that would have allowed us to keep KenoWi.com going as a viable business,”said Darren Hillock, the site’s co-publisher. “We want to thank all of you who became regular readers of KenoWi over the last two plus years. We also want to thank our contributors — especially Margie Gentner and Earlene Frederick — for helping us publish an interesting and timely alternative news source about Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie and Somers. We also appreciate all of the community organizations and government representatives that kept us informed of their activities along the way and the many loyal readers who spread the word about KenoWi.com.

2Hill Media’s other local news website, westofthei.com, is unaffected by this announcement and will continue to cover Western Kenosha County.

About those technical difficulties …

Regular, or even occasional, readers of KenoWi.com may have experienced some difficulties in reaching the site late Thursday and much of Friday. Our hosting company was having unexpected server difficulties that resulted in the problem. Eventually we were moved to a new server, which has cleared up the issue. The experience also has prompted us to think about some more vigorous hosting and we are considering several options. The end result will be an even better experience for those that visit KenoWi.com in the future.

Thank you for your loyalty and patience while we worked this out.

Darren and Karen Hillock

Happy Thanksgiving from KenoWi.com!

Whether you spend it in KenoWI land or somewhere else, may you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

461 wins KenoWi.com guessing contest

Katie Berezowitz, 5, of Burlington was this year’s winner of the KenoWi.com guessing contest at our booth at the Kenosha County Fair.

Katie guessed the number of Snap candy pieces in the jar right to the exact number — 461. For her accuracy, she will receive a lifetime membership to the Kenosha County Fair courtesy of KenoWi.com and its sister site WestOfTheI.com.

Thanks to everyone that participated and stopped by our booth to chat.

Deal of the Day: $100 Epic Audio gift certificate for half price

Have you heard about our new feature at KenoWi.com? We call it Deal of the Day and it will offer you great values on goods and services from local businesses.

Here’s how it works. We offer a gift certificate or gift card from a local business for half price of its face value. For example, you get a $50 gift card but only pay $25 for it. Now that’s a deal!

Our offering today is from Epic Audio, 635 58th St., Kenosha,  262-764-0280. Epic Audio’s mission is simple: to provide the best high-fidelity components available at prices designed to fit any budget. They are an authorized dealer for such outstanding audio product lines as PS Audio, Quad, Cambridge Audio, Wadia, Creek, Epos, Music Hall, KEF, Harman-Kardon, Shanling and more.  They also offer the best used gear available, fully-tested and with a 60-day warranty on all pieces except digital players. Owner Craig Swanson would love for you to see — and hear– his store’s equipment. He has a sound solution for every budget. We are offering a $100 gift certificate for $53 ($3 processing fee). The certificate will be valid for six  months from purchase on any merchandise Epic Audio handles. Full description of Deal of the Day conditions is available here. Click the button below to buy the Deal of the Day.





Come visit KenoWi at Kenosha Expo

Come out and visit the KenoWi staff at the  2011 Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Expo this weekend.

This year’s event will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19 and Sunday, Feb. 20 in the Frank J. Petretti Fieldhouse.

Full details available here.

KenoWi.com to be subject of WLIP radio program Friday morning

KenoWi.com, Kenosha newest online news source, will be the topic on the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce’s new local business show on WLIP from 6:30 to 7 a.m., Friday, Jan. 28.

One of the site’s founders, Darren Hillock, will discuss the site and how it fits into the local news scape.

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