Posts under ‘4-H’

Wisconsin state vet continues ban on spring fair pig weigh-ins

Spring swine weigh-ins in preparation for county fairs are again going to be banned this year due to concerns over spreading a deadly, communicable virus among pigs, Dr. Paul McGraw, state veterinarian at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced this week. Here’s the full statement from DATCP:

Weather cancels 4-H volunteer training tonight

The 4-H volunteer orientation scheduled for tonight is cancelled due to the inclement weather, Bethany Sorce, 4-H Program Assistant announced. The next orientation will be Feb. 4 at the Kenosha County Center.

4-H Horse Project tack sale is Jan. 25

The Kenosha County 4-H Horse Project sponsored Annual Tack Sale will take place Sunday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wilmot Union High School, 11112 308th Ave., in the commons area. The event offers shopping and much, much more. Admission is $2 per person at the door which is donated to SMILES Therapeutic Riding, Darien. Each paid entry gets you […]

Kenosha County Fair 4-H Pizza Stand jingle

For me, the best food at the fair is that sold by the various local organizations raising money for their good works — like Westosha Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, Knights of Columbus and Shoreland Lutheran. There are a lot of options for every taste just among these organizations’ varied offerings. If you’ve been looking for […]

Wheatland Willing Workers and Wheatland FD hosting blood drive May 17

The Wheatland Willing Workers 4-H Club and Town of Wheatland Fire Department are hosting a blood drive on May 17 from 8 a.m. to noon. The drive will take place at a new location, Wheatland Town Hall, 34315 Geneva Road, New Munster. Child Care will be provided by 4-H members while you donate. Please bring […]

Kenosha County 4H Fishing Project raffle and chili cook-off fundraiser is March 1

The Kenosha County 4H Fishing Project will host a raffle and chili cook-off fundraiser on Saturday, March 1, at The Conservation Club of Kenosha County Bristol Shooting Ranges, 21001 ­85th St. Bristol. $1.00 per raffle ticket. Winner need not be present. Top prizes in the raffle include: Lake Michigan Fishing Charter (FinQuest) iPad Mini Snow Blower Two Man Ice Shanty $200 Gander Mountain Gift Card Keurig Coffee Maker Flat Screen TV Pizza Oven 2 Gallon Air Compressor  18 Volt Cordless Drill Many More Great Prizes Too Numerous to List Drawing to be held after Chili Cook Off, which starts at 3 p.m. […]

4-H Tack Sale is Sunday

The Kenosha County 4-H Horse Project Annual Tack Sale will be Sunday,  Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wilmot Union High School. There will be new & used tack, veterinarian speakers, 50-plus silent auction items, door prizes and great food. More info is available here.

Corbin Bevry shoots perfect 300 in the 4H archery shoot

Corbin Bevry of the Paris Happy Workers shot a perfect 300 in the 4H archery shoot on Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Kenosha County Fairgrounds. Corbin is the 1st 4H member that has ever gotten a perfect score in the archery project.

UW-Extension Youth and Family Educator announces his departure

John de Montmollin, Associate Professor & Youth and Family Educator Kenosha County UW-Extension, is leaving his local post for a UW-Extension job in Green Lake County. The announcement was made July 1 in a letter addressed to “program participants, parents and partners.” In his local role,  de Montmollin oversaw the county 4-H program. His last day […]

Kenosha County 4-H tack sale is Saturday

Kenosha County 4-H tack sale is Saturday March 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Bristol School,  20121 83rd St., Bristol ( 1 mile south of Hwy 50 and 1 block west of Hwy 45). Admission is $2 or 2 non-perishable food item to be donated to the Sharing Center in Trevor. Sorry no one will […]

4-H Horse Project Tack Sale is March 23

The Kenosha County 4-H Horse Project Tack Sale will take place March 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bristol School, 20121 83rd st., Bristol (1 mile south of Highway 50 and 1 block west of Highway 45). Selling new and used horse tack/equipment and horse related items as well as having a Silent […]

4-H Council and Providence Catholic School chosen by local farm for grants

The Kenosha County 4-H Council and Providence Catholic School each received a $2,500 grant this week from a Brighton dairy farm through an agricultural product company’s program. Mighty Grand Dairy of Brighton was awarded the grant by Growmark/CONSERV FS to be distributed to two worthy organizations of their choice. Dave  Daniels of Mighty Grand Dairy said the […]

Randall approves keeping project animals at homes

The Randall Town Board has approved a change in a town ordinance that will allow 4-H participants to keep project animals at home. The board has been working on a way to accommodate a request from an Arrowhead North Subdivision family to be able to keep two lambs on their property as part of a child’s 4-H project. The board has been willing to do so […]

Kenosha County Fishing project to host raffle, chili cook-off fundraiser Saturday

The Kenosha County 4-H Fishing Project will hold a fundraiser raffle and chili cook-off among area fire departments on March 2 at the Conservation Club of Kenosha County Bristol Shooting Ranges, 21001 85th St. Bristol. Come support your favorite Fire Department and the activities of the fishing project. Top Raffle Prizes include: Charter fishing trip on Lake Michigan. FinnQuest;  iPad […]

4-H Pinewood Derby coverage

Kenosha County 4-H held its Fourth Annual Pinewood Derby Monday night at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol. 4-H Club members from throughout the county got a chance to finally see the homemade vehicles they have been working on in action. Participants competed against each in several age based classes. There also was an adult class for the big kids. In each class, […]

Randall youth project animals at home ordinance advances, but not final

Amending a Randall town ordinance to allow 4-H participants to keep project animals at home took another step forward this week. But the matter was not voted on because the board made an change to the amendment drafted by the town attorney. Julie Bonogofsky appeared before the Town Board last month to ask the board to grant permission for her daughter […]

Randall Town Board considering amending ordinance to allow for sheep project

The Randall Town Board is considering amending a town ordinance so one young resident can have a better 4-H project experience. Julie Bonogofsky appeared before the Town Board Thursday night to ask the board to grant permission for her daughter to be able to keep two lambs on the family’s one acre property in the Arrowhead North Subdivison. The daughter is […]

4-H Fishing Derby cancelled

The last couple of years have been tough for ice fishing and ice fishing derbies in Western Kenosha County. 2013 is shaping up to be more of the same. With temps in the 40s the last few days and reaching 50 today (at Kenosha Regional Airport) the organizers of the  4-H Fishing Derby scheduled for Saturday, […]

4-H Pinewood Derby coverage

Kenosha County 4-H held its annual pinewood derby Tuesday night. 4-Hers from throughout the county participated by crafting a car from a kit and then matching it against others in their age group. The fastest cars — and the slowest too — won trophies. The hearing room at the Kenosha County Center was packed with participants and fans. This […]

4-H -Ambassadors to host game night

Kenosha County 4-H Game Night  will be held at Brighton Elementary School, 1200 248th Ave., on Jan. 13. Times by age group will be: 1st – 4th grade will be from 5pm  to 6:30pm. 5th – 8th grade will be from 6:45pm – 8:15pm. The Game Night is open to anyone listed in the grades above, so […]

Wheatland Willing Workers 4-H Club celebrates 75 years

Current and past members and their family and friends got together Sunday to celebrate the 75th anniversary of  the Wheatland Willing Workers 4-H Club. The club, founded in 1936, is the second oldest existing 4-H club in Kenosha County, said Tedi Winnett, director of Kenosha County UW-Extension. (Bristol Challenge is the oldest club). The celebration was held at New […]

Visit from state legislator added to Wheatland Willing Workers 4-H Club’s is 75th Anniversary event this Sunday

A new distinguished visitor has been added to the line-up for the Wheatland Willing Workers 4-H Club’s  is 75th Anniversary on Sunday, July 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. at New Munster Park, 34011 Geneva Road, New Munster (next to the Town of Wheatland Fire Station). State Rep. Tyler August will be joining the festivities […]

Wheatland Willing Workers 4-H Club to celebrate 75th anniversary

Wheatland Willing Workers 4-H Club is celebrating its 75th Anniversary on Sunday, July 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. at New Munster Park, 34011 Geneva Road, New Munster (next to the Town of  Wheatland Fire Station). The event will feature food, games, prizes and a silent auction and most importantly fun and fellowship. All Wheatland […]

Brighton Bombers 4-H Club visits veterans

Members of the Kenosha County 4-H “Brighton Bombers” Club hosted an “ice cream social” at the Union Grove Veterans Home at “Boland Hall”. ]The veterans having served in WWII and Korea were treated to the ice cream social compliments of the 4-H club. The 4-H’ers took the opportunity to earn community credit by visiting these […]

Third grade 4-Her collecting books for Frank School families

Kenna Beth, a third grader in the Brighton Bombers 4H Club, has set a goal to collect as many gently used books as she can to donate to the Frank Neighborhood Project. Kenna’s family does fun things with kids who go to Frank School in Kenosha and she feels many of them might like some […]

4-H Pinewood Derby coverage

Kenosha County 4-H held its second annual pinewood derby Monday evening in the hearing room of the Kenosha County Center, Bristol. John deMontmollin, UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development educator, said 186 kits for making cars were mailed out to 4-H Club members this year, an increase from last year. Club members had about six weeks to work on their […]

4-H Fishing Project to host Chili Cook Off and Raffle

The Kenosha County 4-H Fishing Project is hosting its first annual Chili Cook Off! & Raffle on Feb. 19. The cook-off will feature chefs from your favorite local volunteer fire departments. Chili Cook Off  Tasting will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Raffle sales end and drawing begins at 6 p.m. The event will be held at Conservation Club […]

Kenosha County 4-H open house is Tuesday

The Kenosha County University of Wisconsin-Extension will host the Annual 4-H Open House, Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Kenosha County Center, northeast corner of Highways 45 and 50, Bristol. The county-wide event is open to all youth and adults interested in discovering more about 4-H in Kenosha County. The evening […]

Additional Merit Awards announced

A ceremony recognizing all Merit Award winners at the 2010 Kenosha County Fair  was held on Sunday at 6 p.m., outside the exhibit buildings. Click here to see the last batch of Merit Award winners. Other Merit Award results are available here, here and here.

HCE and Kenosha County 4-H to sponsor Community Sewing Day

Community Sewing Days will be sponsored by the Kenosha County Association for Home & Community Education and Kenosha County 4-H in July. The Community Service project is open to sewers of all skill levels. Lap blankets, waker bags and adult bibs will be made and then distributed throughout the community. The sewing days will be July 12 […]

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