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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 […]

Health department offers info on winter and asthma

The following information about asthma and the flu season is from the Kenosha County Health Department: During the winter season people are exposed to many respiratory viruses including influenza (flu). Respiratory viruses can be a trigger for someone with asthma. If a person with asthma gets the flu they are at an increased risk for […]

Pringle to host Nature Story Time Hike Jan. 3

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding a Nature Story Time Hike: A Winter Place by Ruth Yaffe Radin on Saturday, Jan. 3, 10 to 11 a.m. Read about a family carrying ice skates past villages, farms, and forests on their way to a frozen lake high in the hills. After the story, […]

Pringle to host nature story time hike Dec. 6

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding a Nature Story Time Hike: When Winter Comes by Nancy Van Laan on Dec. 6, from 10 to 11 a.m. Winter’s first snowflakes have arrived, and as they dance to earth with the lingering autumn leaves, a bundled-up family and their pet Scottie head outdoors […]

Fall Election 2014: Several local referendums on ballot

The fall partisan election typically doesn’t hold a lot of significance when it comes to strictly local issues. Sure that election decides state and federal offices — even president every four years — and those are important offices, but they’re not local. This year, that’s definitely not the case with a countywide referendum and referendums in three municipalities on controversial issues. Here’s […]

County, state preparing for if Ebola comes here

The Kenosha County Divison of Health issued the following statement regarding local Ebola preparedness: The Kenosha County Division of Health, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) are preparing in the event the Ebola virus is diagnosed here. “At this time, there are no reported cases of Ebola in Wisconsin, and the […]

Pringle to host trial run/hike and beginning geocaching on Nov. 8

The Pringle Nature Center in Bristol Woods County Park will be hosting two events on Saturday, Nov. 8: Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding the  Pringle 5K Prairie and Woods Trail Run/Hike on Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.  to noon. Lace up your running shoes to help raise money for Pringle Nature Center’s […]

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.

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