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Crow in Kenosha County tests positive for West Nile Virus

The Kenosha County Division of Health reports a dead crow found in Kenosha County Aug. 14, has tested positive for West Nile Virus. From a media release issued by the Health Department: This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Kenosha County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1. “The positive bird […]

Pringle Nature Center hosting Celebrate Lake Michigan and Perseids events Friday

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be hosting two events on Friday, Aug. 14: Pringle will be a part of Celebrate Lake Michigan Day on Friday, Aug. 14, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Lake Michigan Day is a time set aside to consider our connection to Lake Michigan’s freshwater resources. Pringle is celebrating by having a bird […]

Pringle Nature Center to host Blue Moon Program July 31

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding a Blue Moon Program on Friday, July 31, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Join other participants for the Sky & Telescope rule of a blue moon – a second full moon in a month. Participants will talk about the mythology associated with the full moon and the different […]

Survivors of Suicide Support group meetings set

The Survivors of Suicide Support group will take place on Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. at Piasecki Althaus Family Services Center located at 2002 52nd St., Kenosha. Each year over 41,000 people die by suicide in the U.S., and over 1 million die worldwide. Kenosha County has lost over 350 people to suicide since 2000 and every one of the […]

Pringle to host invasive species workday July 25

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding an Invasive Species Workday on Saturday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. Want to help with parkland restoration or use cool tools? Students or Scouts, do you need to earn some community service hours? With the help of volunteers, undesirable non-native, invasive plants are […]

Pringle to host invasive species workday, backyard campout and telescope night June 27

The Pringle Nature Center will be a busy place June 27, with three events going on throughout the day: An Invasive Species Workday will take place on Saturday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. Want to help with parkland restoration or use cool tools? Students or scouts, do you need to earn some community service […]

Pringle to host Father’s Day Summer Solstice Celebration June 21

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding a Father’s Day Summer Solstice Celebration on Sunday, June 21, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Bring your dad out as we celebrate the Summer Solstice and Father’s Day. Participants will learn how cultures around the world celebrate the solstice and father’s in the animal realm. Thee will […]

Pringle Nature Center to host concert and bat program on Saturday

The Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be hosting two events Saturday, May 30. First, the center will be holding a Stage Opening Concert on Saturday, at 2 p.m. The newest addition to the nature center will be dedicated. Included in the festivities will be a concert by Joan Hammel, who is an award winning […]

Pork carnitas appear to be salmonella source

The source of a salmonella outbreak in Kenosha over Mother’s Day weekend appears to have been pork carnitas sold at a supermarket there. Here is an update from the Kenosha County Division of Health:

Kreuser named Elected Official of the Year by Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser, will be the recipient of the Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association’s Elected Official of the Year award for 2015, the highest award given by the Wisconsin Park & Recreation Association to an elected official in the state. From a Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association release about the award:

County Division of Health investigating salmonella outbreak

The Kenosha County Division of Health today issued the following statement regarding a salmonella outbreak investigation centered on a Kenosha business: The Kenosha County Division of Health is currently investigating an outbreak of Salmonella in the community after receiving several reports of cases in the county. The Division of Health is investigating food purchased over Mother’s Day weekend […]

Road work this week in Paddock Lake may lead to lane closures on Highway 50

Road work being done on Highway 50 in Paddock Lake may lead to lane closures and some more congested than usual traffic. Kenosha County crews are doing asphalt pavement repairs on Highway 50 in Paddock Lake on behalf of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Gary Sipsma, director of the Kenosha County Division of Highways explained in an email: […]

DairyAir Dairy Breakfast bike ride is June 20; new starting points this year

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser is inviting people to participate in the DairyAir Dairy Breakfast ride on June 20. This year, there will be two starting points for the ride: 7 a.m. at Silver Lake Park, 27000 8th St., Salem, for slightly more than 10 mile ride to the Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast at Herda Farms, 4602 […]

Household hazardous waste collection is Saturday

The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste, E-Waste and Refrigerant Collection event will take place at the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th Street (Highways 50 and 45), Bristol, on Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Here is a video message from County Executive Jim Kreuser about the event: More info here.

“Scoop the Poop” Spring Clean-up Day set for 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 2, at the three dog parks: the Harris Family Dog Park, 24100 75th St., Salem; the […]

Karyn van Heijningen is first recipient of Connie Reyes Award for Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

County Executive Jim Kreuser last week gave the first Connie Reyes Award for Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention to Karyn van Heijningen of Community Impact Programs. Kreuser thanked all of those who work to prevent child abuse and neglect and proclaimed April as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Kenosha County. The theme […]

Event to honor Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention workers

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites the public to an event to recognize those who work to prevent child abuse and neglect. The event will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14 in the Commons Area of the Kenosha County Human Services Building, 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha. Kreuser will present a plaque to the first recipient […]

Invasive Species Workday set for Pringle Nature Center on April 25

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding an Invasive Species Workday on Saturday, April 25, at 9 a.m. to noon. Want to help with parkland restoration or use cool tools? Students or Scouts, do you need to earn some community service hours? With the help of volunteers, undesirable non-native, invasive plants are removed […]

Police, fire departments conducting exercise in Bristol this morning

If you see a large amount of emergency vehicle response Wednesday around the Kenosha County Center and/or Bristol School it may be part of a full-scale exercise that local police and fire agencies, under the coordination of Kenosha County Emergency Management, are conducting. This exercise is funded by a Federal Homeland Security Grant administered by the state […]

Pringle Nature Center to host storytime hike about trees April 4

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding a Nature Story Time Hike: A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry on Saturday, April 4, 10 to 11 a.m. I f you have a tree, you can climb up its trunk, roll in its leaves, or hang a swing from one of its limbs. Cows […]

Kenosha County 65th in healthy outcomes, says UW study

Kenosha County slipped one spot — from 64th to 65th latest County Health Rankings released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Kenosha County Division of Heath issued the following media release regarding the rankings : Kenosha County ranked 64th out of 72 counties in Health Outcomes and 65th […]

Pringle to host inflatable planetarium event Feb. 28

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding a Leave No Child Inside: Sky’s the Limit on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 1 to 2 p.m. Come and explore the night sky during the daytime. Participants will use the inflatable StarLab Planetarium to look at the night sky and see what causes the seasons. Space is […]

Pringle Nature Center to host Valentine’s Snowshoe Candlelight Hike Feb. 14

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding a Valentine’s Snowshoe Candlelight Hike on Saturday, Feb. 14, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the winter wonderland at night with family, friends, and loved ones while on the candlelight trail at Bristol Woods County Park. Warm up afterwards by the crackling fire and refreshments will be […]

Pringle Nature Center to host Science Saturday on levers and pulleys

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding a Science Saturday: May the Force be With You on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 10  to 11 a.m. Children in 6th to 9th grade are invited to join Pringles staff for fun experiments. This month participants will look at how pulleys and levers work. At the end, […]

Business park in Salem may get boost from county

A proposed business park along Highway C in Salem could get a boost from a change in a revolving loan fund that will be pitched to the Kenosha County Board Finance Committee on Thursday. The park is proposed for land owned by the town of Salem just east of the Trevor Fire Station (Salem No. 1) […]

Survivors of Suicide Support Group starts Feb. 3

Note: The following announcement is from the Kenosha County Division of Health. — DH Each year over 40,000 people die by suicide in the U.S., and over 1 million die worldwide. Kenosha County has lost over 300 people to suicide since 2000 and every one of the deaths is survived by loved ones and friends. […]

Silver Lake Mountain Bike Trail open for winter use

Why should snowmobilers have all of the fun? The county announced late last week that the Silver Lake Mountain Bike Trail is open for winter biking. Here’s the announcement: County Executive Jim Kreuser is pleased to announce that the 6.2 miles of the Silver Lake Mountain Bike trail is open for winter biking. A trail […]

Youth in governance program seeks new members

Kenosha County Youth In Governance, a youth empowerment program that offers area teens the chance to directly participate in local government is seeking nominations for motivated young people for the 2015 -2016 year. The requirements to participate in Youth in Governance are: Youth must be a Kenosha County resident. Youth must be a high school […]

County to host youth ice fishing derby at KD Park on Jan. 17

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and Kenosha County Parks invite all youth age 16 and younger to participate in the 3rd Annual Youth Ice Fishing Derby at the KD Park on Saturday, Jan. 17, from 7 a.m. until noon. KD Park is located at 8530 352nd Ave. (Highway KD). Registration is $2 at the event. Cash […]

Pringle to host snowshoe hike on Jan. 10

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding a Guided Snowshoe Hike on Saturday, Jan. 10, 1 p.m. Join the Pringle Naturalist for a guided hike through the snow covered woods. Snowshoes will be provided; this is a great way to try a new sport without having to buy expensive equipment. There must be […]

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