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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 […]

Kenosha County 64th in healthy outcomes, says UW study

The Kenosha County Division of Health Services released the following statement regarding Wisconsin health rankings by county: Kenosha County ranked 64th out of 72 counties in Health Outcomes and 61st in Health Factors, according to the new County Health Rankings report released today by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) and the Robert […]

Election 2014: County Supervisor District 22

Note: westofthei.com will be posting questionnaire responses from contested local village and town board, Western Kenosha County county supervisor and some school board candidates over the next week. All candidates in a given race were asked the same questions. Their responses are printed as received.  The election is April 1. — DH County Supervisor District […]

Election 2014: County Supervisor District 20

Note: westofthei.com will be posting questionnaire responses from contested local village and town board, Western Kenosha County county supervisor and some school board candidates over the next week. All candidates in a given race were asked the same questions. Their responses are printed as received.  The election is April 1. — DH County Supervisor District […]

Election 2014: County Supervisor District 18

Note: westofthei.com will be posting questionnaire responses from contested local village and town board, Western Kenosha County county supervisor and some school board candidates over the next week. All candidates in a given race were asked the same questions. Their responses are printed as received.  The election is April 1. — DH County Supervisor District […]

KD Park gates to reopen Tuesday

The gates to KD Park will be opened on Tuesday, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced Monday. The gates had been closed on March 11 due to wet, impassable conditions. People could park outside of the gates and walk in to the park, during the closed period. “Conditions are right now that it is safe to allow vehicle […]

Regional Employer Informational Session this week for Fast Forward Grants

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser, Racine County Executive James Ladwig, and Walworth County Board Chair Nancy Russell have announced the Southeastern Wisconsin Workforce Development Board and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Job Service are sponsoring a regional employer informational session for employers seeking worker training, through the Wisconsin Fast Forward program. Employers will learn […]

Still a little time to order trees from county program

A wide variety of trees and shrubs are available for sale through the Kenosha County Tree Program. Kenosha County has offered these native species for more than 25 years and, in that time, nearly one million trees have been sold. The purpose of the program is to promote conservation and to help area residents to […]

Kenosha County receives grant for Treatment Alternatives and Diversion

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced $1.5 million in grant awards to 12 counties — including Kenosha County — and one tribe for the establishment of specialty court and pre-trial diversion projects. The funding is part of the Treatment Alternatives and Diversion program, also known as “TAD,” and is used by counties to establish […]

Pringle to host Star Lab event Feb. 22

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Leave No Child Inside: Sky’s the Limit on Saturday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m. to noon. 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 […]

Valentine’s Snowshoe Candlelight Hike set at Pringle Feb. 14

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

Snowy, icy winter has road departments conserving salt

A winter with more snow and ice than typical has local public works departments implementing practices to conserve salt. Here’s a sample of what some of those responsible for keeping local roads clear and safe told us about their departments salt situation so far this season: Gary Sipsma, Director of Division of Highways, Kenosha County – “We […]

Three local county supervisor districts have races

Three of the county supervisor districts that represent Western Kenosha County on the County Board will have contested races in the April election. On the ballot in the 18th District, which includes part of Bristol and part of Pleasant Prairie: Incumbent Anita Johnson of Pleasant Prairie. Chad Toney of Bristol. On the ballot for the […]

Youth In Governance applicants sought

Kenosha County Youth In Governance, a youth empowerment program that offers area teens the chance to directly participate in local government and community service, is seeking nominations for outstanding and motivated young people for the 2014-15 year. The requirements to participate in Youth in Governance are: Youth must currently be a high school student in […]

County Board meeting canceled

Supervisor Mike Underhill (District 20) informs us that the County Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday night has been canceled. A Public Works and Facilities Committee meeting scheduled for Monday evening also has been canceled.

Pringle to host Nature Story Time Hike Saturday

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Nature Story Time Hike on Saturday, Jan. 4, 10 to 11 a.m. Participants will hear a story about experiencing the woods in wintertime. After the story participants will go on a hike with activities tied to the story. This activity is free.

Animals in Winter topic of Pringle Nature Story Time Hike

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Nature Story Time Hike: Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft on Dec. 7, from 10 to 11:00 a.m. Have you ever seen a butterfly in the snow? Probably not. Come and find out how other animals cope with winter’s worst weather. After the story, […]

Ice House Trail addition in Silver Lake is complete

The Silver Lake Ice House Trail addition to connect the trail through Silver Lake County Park to a residential neighborhood in Silver Lake is open, the county executive’s office announced this week: “With this additional segment, the Silver Lake Ice House Trail is about a mile in length,”County Executive Jim Kreuser said. “It’s a wonderful […]

County to hold transit hearing Wednesday at Community Library in Salem

Note: Western Kenosha County Transit is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Kenosha County will hold a public hearing to review its 2014 grant applications for transportation on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 1 p.m. at the Community Library, 24615 89th St., Salem. Applications are being submitted for Wisconsin Specialized Transportation Assistance Grant (s. 85.21 WI Statute) […]

Pringle to host beginning geocaching this Saturday

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Beginning Geocaching on Saturday, Nov. 9, 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Geocaching is a sport where people use their GPS’s to play hide and seek with cache’s, sometimes filled with treasure. Whether you’re just starting or completely new to the sport, come on out […]

Human Services Department promotes Cyber Security Awareness Month

The Kenosha County Human Services Department has issued the following statement regarding Cyber Security Awareness Month: October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Cyber threats at work and at home are real – and they are becoming more common in today’s world where we count on technology to stay connected. As part of cyber security […]

Highway C to be closed Wednesday for culvert work

Highway C in between Highways MB and 45 is scheduled to be closed Wednesday. The Kenosha County Department of Public Works will be installing a culvert from about 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day. During that time,  Highway C will remain open to local traffic only accessing homes, businesses and farms on Highway C, a […]

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