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County health dept. urges cooperation with community health survey

The Kenosha County Department of Human Services has issued the following media release regarding on upcoming community health survey: The Kenosha County Division of Health, Aurora Health Care, United Hospital System, and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, are working in partnership with Kenosha Community Health Center and Kenosha United Way to conduct a community health survey beginning June 23, […]

Grand opening for Silver Lake Mountain Bike Trail System June 4

An official grand opening of the Silver Lake Mountain Bike Trail System will be held at noon on Saturday, June 4. Approximately nine miles of professionally designed, purpose-built mountain bike trails have been built over the past two years in Silver Lake County Park. Construction, labor, and maintenance have been donated by members of the Silver Lake chapter […]

Additional coverage of Racine County hearing on Wheatland sex offender placement (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Today’s hearing dealt with whether the Town of Wheatland and or Kenosha County have the right to intervene in the placement of Michael McGee in the Town of Wheatland. Lawyers representing the state, Michael McGee, Department of Health Services, Kenosha County, and Town of Wheatland met in the courtroom of Judge Allan Torhorst in Racine […]

Reader’s Photos: Household hazardous waste collection line

Kenosha County should be a somewhat less hazardous place after the response to Saturday’s household hazardous waste collection event at the Kenosha County Center at Highways 45 and 50 in Bristol. Reader Kelly Mickelsen shared this photo of part of the line waiting to get into the County Center. At one point, Mickelsen said, the […]

County hazardous waste disposal program is Saturday

Kenosha County will host a household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, May 7 at the Kenosha County Center, Highways 45 and 50 in Bristol. E-waste (electronic waste) and refrigerant waste (items containing freon) will also be accepted. Here’s a video message from County Executive Jim Kreuser about the program: More information also available here.

Clinic to help veterans with free estate planning

In an effort to assist area veterans and their eligible dependents, the Kenosha County Veterans Service Office is hosting a Wills and Power of Attorney Clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Job Center located at 8600 Sheridan Road (South 10 Classroom). There will be volunteer attorneys on site to advise and […]

County receives grant to add improvements to KD Park

Kenosha County has received a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources grant to develop KD Park in Randall and Wheatland, the county has announced. From a news release distributed last week: Kenosha County Parks has been awarded the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Grant to develop the West End Park, locally known as KD Park, said […]

Paris-Somers agreement, Salem business park featured in State of the County address

  Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser’s 2016 state of the county address featured discussion of the Paris-Somers intergovernmental and the developing Salem business park. Kreuser delivered the address at a meeting of the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors Tuesday evening in Kenosha. Kresuer addressed the intergovernmental agreement between Paris and Somers that has Paris allow 2,500 […]

Kim Breunig first woman to lead County Board

Tuesday night, by unanimous vote, the County Board elected their first female Chairwoman. Kim Breunig, who represents District 21, which includes parts of Salem, Twin Lakes, Randall, and some of Wheatland, had been serving as Vice Chair, and has been a Supervisor for 10 years. Breunig has served on the Finance committees and Chaired Planning and […]

Kenosha County breaks ground on addition to Brookside Care Center

Government officials, Brookside administration, staff, and residents gathered for a program and groundbreaking for an addition to the Brookside Care Center in Kenosha on April 13 . The $20 million expansion of the Kenosha County operated facility will be built without adding to the tax bill, officials say. The addition will be a 48-bed, 2-story […]

Spring Election 2016: Recount shows Bruenig as victor in county supervisor Dist. 21 race

A recount of the county supervisor Dist. 21 results conducted Monday still had incumbent Kim Bruenig narrowly edging challenger Mark Nordigan by 4  votes. With final unofficial votes were counted April 5, Bruenig was leading Nordigan by 7 votes. That margin narrowed to 3 votes after canvassing, during which late arriving absentee votes were counted. Nordigan then […]

Kay Goergen honored for service to Kenosha County Board of adjustment

Former Kenosha County  Board of Adjustment Chairman Kay Goergen was recently honored for her long service. Goergen was presented with a plague inscribed with “in recognition of 17 year of loyal and dedicated service” by Ben Fiebelkorn, Senior Land Use Planner for Kenosha County Public Works & Development Services, Division of Planning Operations. Kay was […]

Spring Election 2016: County supervisor Dist. 21 results

Early results in the county supervisor Dist. 21 race show a tiught battle between incumbent Kim Bruenig and challenger Mark Nordigan. With 2 of 4 polls reporting unofficial results at about 9:26 p.m.: Mark Nordigan 356 (51%). Kimberly Breunig 332 (48%). The district includes parts of Salem, Randall and Twin Lakes. UPDATE 9:50 p.m. — […]

Spring Election 2016: County supervisor Dist. 23 results

Early results in the county supervisor Dist. 23 race show incumbent Dennis Elverman fending off a challenge from challenger Tom Gibbons. At 9:23 p.m. with 2 of 4 polls reporting unofficial results: Dennis Elverman 269 (59%). Thomas H. Gibbons 188 (41%). The district includes parts of Twin Lakes, Randall and Wheatland. UPDATE 12:46 a.m. — […]

Spring Election 2016: County supervisor Dist. 18 results

Early results from the county supervisor Dist. 18 election show Jill Gillmore of Bristol with a commanding lead over Monica Yuhas of Pleasant Prairie. Complete unofficial results from Bristol are: Gillmore 723. Yuhas 189. The district also includes part of Pleasant Prairie. Neither candidate is an incumbent as current Supervisor Anita Johnson did not run […]

Spring Election 2016: County supervisor Dist. 20 results

Early results in the race for county supervisor Dist. 20 show a very tight race. Complete unofficial results from Paddock Lake are: John Poole 443 Mike Underhill 440 Poole is the incumbent, but Underhill held the seat before him. Both candidates live in Paddock Lake. Dist. 20 also includes parts of Salem. UPDATE 9:18 p.m. […]

Kenosha County household hazardous waste disposal program is May 7

Kenosha County will host a household hazardous waste program on May 7. “The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a FREE program and a great opportunity for Kenosha residents to dispose of their household hazardous waste in an environmentally friendly way,” County Executive James Kreuser said. As in 2015, e-waste (electronic waste) and refrigerant waste (items […]

Spring Election 2016: County supervisor District 23 candidates Q&A

Voters in county board District 23 will be able to cast a ballot in a contested county supervisor race on April 5. The 23rd District includes parts of Twin Lakes and Randall and small portion of Wheatland. (see map above). The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here is their biographical […]

Spring Election 2016: County supervisor District 21 candidates Q&A

Voters in county board District 21 will be able to cast a ballot in a contested county supervisor race on April 5. The 21st District includes parts of Twin Lakes, Randall and Salem (see map above). The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here is their biographical information, followed by their […]

Bristol Village Board passes resolution for lower speed limit on Highway Q

The Bristol Village Board Monday passed a resolution urging the county to reduce the speed limit on Highway Q from 55 to 45 mph between Highway U and Highway 45 in the village. Since Highway Q is a county highway, the village does not have the power to change the speed limit itself. In addition to […]

Spring Election 2016: County supervisor District 20 candidates Q&A

Voters in county board District 20 will be able to cast a ballot in a contested county supervisor race on April 5. The 20th District includes Paddock Lake and part of Salem (see map above). The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here is their biographical information, followed by their question […]

Spring Election 2016: County supervisor District 18 candidates Q&A

Voters in county board district 18 will be able to cast a ballot in a contested county supervisor race on April 5. The 18th District includes much of Bristol in Western Kenosha County (see map above). The rest of the district is in Pleasant Prairie. The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by […]

Fox River Park now fully open

All parts of Fox River County Park in Salem are again open for normal use, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced Tuesday. The park closed Feb. 15 so that a contract crew could cut ash trees to try to halt the spread of the emerald ash borer. Parts of the park reopened March 12. From a […]

Fox River County Park to partially re-open Saturday

If the warmer weather of late has made you inclined to visit Fox River County Park, you’re in luck. The park, closed since Feb. 15 for the mass removal of ash trees, will partially reopen Saturday, the office of  Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced Friday. Most of the park will be accessible to the public. […]

Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society now a 501(c)(3)

The local history group that is seeking to move and renovate the old Bristol town hall anounced Friday that it has received  501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service. Here is the announcement from the Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society: The Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society received its 501(c)(3) status from the IRS making them a tax-exempt non-profit organization and last […]

County replacing cut ash trees with a variety of species

You may noticed a change in the look of Fox River County Park, where hundreds of ash trees have been cut down in recent weeks as a way to stop the spread of emerald ash borer. There’s no other way to stop the destructive insect. Ash trees in other county parks have been cut too. But […]

Pringle Nature Center to host Leave No Child Inside: Sky’s the Limit Feb. 27

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Leave No Child Inside: Sky’s the Limit on Saturday, Feb. 27, 1 to 2 p.m. Come and explore the night sky during the daytime. Use the inflatable StarLab Planetarium to look at the night sky and see what causes the seasons. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. […]

Readers photos: Results of logging at Fox River Park

So how many trees have they cut down out at Fox River Park? Juddie Brandes of Silver Lake provided an at least partial visual answer with these photos she shot Friday afternoon. The county has hired a logging company to cut down some 2,600 ash trees in three county parks in an effort to halt the spread of […]

Loggers now working at Brighton Dale Golf Course; work at Fox River Park continues

Loggers now have move on to Brighton Dale Golf Course to cut down ash trees in an effort to stop the destructive emerald ash borer. Fox River County Park in Salem and Petrifying Springs County Park across the I in Somers also remain closed while logegrs continue to work there. Here is a statement released by […]

Pringle to host Nature Story Time Feb. 18

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol, will be having a Nature Story Time: The Mitten by Jan Brett on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 9:30 to 10 a.m. When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing. One by one, woodland animals find it and crawl in. […]

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