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Pringle to host Halloween night hike on Oct. 25

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Leave No Child Inside: Halloween Night Hike on Saturday, Oct. 25, 6:30-8 p.m. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume for this safe alternative Halloween hikes. Participants will warm up with hot chocolate afterwards. Please leave your flashlights at home as they will spoil the experience. […]

Dog park at Old Settlers Park to close Thursday and Friday for spraying

The office of Kensha County Executive Jim Kreuser has made the following announcement regarding the temporary closure of the dog park in Old Settlers County Park in Paddock Lake: The Harris Family Dog Park, located at Old Settlers Park in Paddock Lake, will be CLOSED Thursday, Oct. 16 so that weeds can be sprayed, and […]

Kenosha County Child Support Program receives “County of the Year” award

Kenosha County and Brown County Child Support Programs received the “County of the Year Award” from the Wisconsin Child Support Enforcement Association at the annual Child Support Fall Conference October 1st, 2014. “I’m extremely proud of the work done by our Child Support Agency,” Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser said. “This honor is a testament […]

County executive proposing 2.48% tax levy increase

County Executive Jim Kreuser presented a budget to the County Board on Tuesday that included a 2.48 percent increase in the property tax levy of 2015 over the 2014 levy. In his budget address to the board, Kreuser pointed out that the levy amount in his budget was less than the County Board advisory recommendation. Said Kreuser: We […]

Group building mountain bike trails at Silver Lake Park looking for help this weekend

A volunteer group building a new system of mountain bike trails at Silver Lake Park is looking for some additional helping hands. From a  press release from County Executive Jim Kreuser’s office: “This will be an excellent addition to the Kenosha County Parks System,” Kreuser said. “We appreciate the efforts of the Kenosha Off-Road Bicycle Association. They […]

Pringle program to explore cockroach behavior

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Science Saturday: Behavior of Cockroaches on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 10 to 11 a.m. Children in 6th to 9th grade will conduct fun experiments. This month, children will design and conduct an experiment to determine environmental preferences of the Madagascar hissing cockroach. Children will observe structures […]

Pringle Nature Center to host Mushroom in the Rain story time hike

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Nature Story Time Hike: Mushroom in the Rain by Mirra Ginsburg on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 10-11 a.m. Participants will hear a story about a rain-soaked ant that takes refuge under a mushroom, which expands to shelter several of his waterlogged friends. After the story, participants will […]

Information on enterovirus D68 infection from county Health Dept.

No cases of enterovirus D68 infection have been reported in Kensoha County, but they are starting to be seen in Wisconsin. Following is information from the Kenosha County Division of Health: Nationally, several states have reported an increase in severe acute respiratory infections and hospitalizations among children and adolescents, and are working with the CDC to […]

September is National Preparedness Month

Kenosha County Emergency Management has released the following statement regarding National Preparedness Month. When disaster strikes you may need to take action to help protect your family, your friends and your community. That’s what September’s National Preparedness Month is all about. Disasters can happen anytime and anywhere, from severe weather like the tornadoes that swept across […]

County to open new disc golf course at Silver Lake Park this week

The front nine of the new Silver Lake Disc Golf Course will open for play on Aug. 29, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser has announced. From the announcement to the media: The course features long, challenging fairways through a forest setting with undulating terrain. Hole #8 is especially challenging with a steep drop off from the tee and a […]

Pringle Nature Center Science Saturday set for Aug. 23

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Science Saturday: May the Force be With You on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 10-11 a.m. Children in 6th to 9th grade join us for fun experiments. Participants will look at how pulleys and levers work. At the end, participants will use their new knowledge to lift […]

Pringle to host nature story time Aug. 2

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Nature Story Time Hike: A Tree’s Tale by Lark Carrier on Saturday, Aug. 2, 10 to 11 a.m Join participants will they read about a huge, 400-year-old oak tree that sees many people come and go during the course of its life as a Mai-Mehtug or “path-tree” to […]

Old Settlers Oktoberfest 2014 to be Sept. 13; adding new features

Old Settlers Oktoberfest is gearing up for their 4th Annual Oktoberfest. Lots of exciting changes as well as traditional events will be taking place. First off the date for the Oktoberfest this year is Saturday, Sept. 13. Th event takes place at Old Settlers County Park on Highway 50 (75th Street) in Paddock Lake. The Oktoberfest Work […]

County participating in community health survey

The Kenosha County Division of Health, Aurora Health Care, and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin are working in partnership to conduct a community health survey beginning June 9. The survey will supplement a prior community health assessment conducted in 2011 with updated data and the ability to analyze trends over time. The survey will provide valuable […]

Rebels and Redcoats Revolutionary War Reenactment at Fox River Park June 21 and 22

The Rebels and Redcoats Revolutionary War Reenactment will be camped in Fox River County Park on June 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Hosted by the 3rd New York regiment and the Kenosha County Park Department, members of the North West Territory Alliance will present an encampment with the goal of teaching what […]

Trustee’s quest to bring old Bristol Town Hall back to use continues

A Bristol village trustee’s desire to make use of the old town hall building on Highway C in Bristol Woods County Park for some meetings or other events continues, but has met some obstacles along the way. The Village Board has discussed Trustee John McCabe’s proposal at its last two meetings. Wednesday, McCabe said the […]

Pringle Nature Center to host youth birding field trip

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Youth Birding Field Trip at Bristol Woods County Park on Saturday, May 31, at 9 a.m. Staff will have some binoculars to borrow. For children ages 8-18. Free.

Pringle Nature Center to host Invasive Species Workday

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having an Invasive Species Workday on Saturday, May 24, from 9 to noon. Come help participants combat European Buckthorn, Multi-Flora Rose, and many more invasive plants. Please bring your own work gloves, tools will be provided.

County Executive Kreuser’s 2014 State of the County speech

County Executive Jim Krueser delivered his 2014 State of the County speech Tuesday at the Kenosha County Board meeting. According to a copy of the text supplied by Kreuser’s office, the speech focused mostly on the economic development that is occurring along I-94 and the positive effect that has had on local economic indicators. The […]

Kenosha County receives Bird City status; Bristol Woods, Pringle, Bong are key

Kenosha County on Wednesday became the fifth county to achieve Bird City status from the Bird City Wisconsin organization — with features of Western Kenosha County playing a key role in the designation. Carl Schwartz, BCW state coordinator, presented Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser with official Bird City Wisconsin signs, a flag and a plaque […]

Pringle to host seed nature hike

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Nature Story Time Hike: A Seed is Sleepy by Diana Hutts Aston on Saturday, May 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. The program will be a contemplative look at the natural world with an introduction to seeds and plants. After the story, participants will […]

County executive oath of office is Tuesday

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser is inviting the public to join him as he takes the Oath of Office at 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 15 in Room 209 of the Kenosha County Courthouse, 912 56th St., Kenosha. The Honorable Judge Mary Wagner will administer the Oath of Office to Kreuser. Kreuser was first elected County Executive in […]

Volunteers sought for spring clean-up at county dog parks

The Friends of the Kenosha County Dog Parks will be hosting a “Scoop the Poop” Spring Clean- up Day at all three of the Kenosha County Dog Parks. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, May 3, at the three dog parks: the Harris Family Dog Park, 24100 75th St., […]

Election 2014 results: County supervisor Dist. 18

At 9:15 p.m., incomplete results from county supervisor District 18 show the incumbent leading. With 3 of 3 polls reporting incomplete results: Anita Johnson (incumbent) 288. Chad Toney 255. UPDATE about 10:45 p.m. — Last totals above are now complete unofficial votes.

Election 2014 results: County supervisor Dist. 22

At 9:15 p.m., incomplete results from county supervisor District 22 show the incumbent leading. With 3 of 3 polls reporting incomplete results: Erin Decker (incumbent) 584. Christopher Brown 386. UUPDATE about 10:45 p.m. — Complete unofficial votes: Decker 596. Brown 387.

Election 2014 results: County supervisor Dist. 20

At 9:15 p.m., incomplete results from county supervisor District 20 show the incumbent behind. With 3 of 3 polls reporting incomplete results: John Poole 355. Mike Underhill (incumbent) 283. UPDATE about 10:45 p.m. — Complete unofficial results: Poole 410. Underhill 313.

Fundraiser set for Silver Lake Mountain Bike Trail

The Kenosha Off-road Bicycling Association and the 75th  Street Inn are hosting a fund-raiser to aid in the development of the Silver Lake Mountain Bike Trails. The Burger & Beer Bash will be held on Saturday, April 19,  2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the 75th Street Inn, 26229 75th St., Salem. For $20, adults can get […]

Preparedness and Response Workshop on April 9 at County Center

A Preparedness and Response Workshop will take place Wednesday, April 9, from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (lunch included) at the Kenosha County Center (Highways 45 and 50 in Bristol. Kenosha County Emergency Management and the Kenosha Public Private Partnership will be hosting a workshop in a thought-provoking exercise for Public and Private Sectors to […]

Household hazardous waste disposal at County Center is May 3

Got some dodgy chemicals around the house you’d like to get rid of in a responsible manner? May 3 is this year’s date for the county’s annual household hazardous waste drop-off program. This year, you can also get rid of electronic waste and refrigerant waste containing freon. Here are the details from a media release […]

Kenosha County Division of Health Celebrating National Accreditation on April 9

From the Kenosha County Division of Health: The Kenosha County Division of Health will be celebrating its National Accreditation accomplishment by hosting a community celebration at the Kenosha County Job Center on April 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The entire community is invited to participate in the celebration and learn how the Division of […]

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