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“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 […]

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 […]

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