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Ash tree logging will close two local county recreational facilities temporarily

The ash tree removal that has temporarily closed Petrifying Springs County Park in Somers will next be coming to two Western Kenosha County park facilities. From a statement issued by the county’s Department of Public Works & Development Services Wednesday: Petrifying Springs Park is expected to reopen on Feb 20th, Kenosha County Parks Director Jonathan Rudie […]

Pringle Nature Center to host adult program Cabin Fever Crafts

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a new adult program. Cabin Fever Crafts, Tuesdays in February, 10 a.m. to noon each day. Stuck in the house with nothing to do? Come on out to Pringle and try these crafts to help alleviate your cabin fever. Line-up is: Feb. 9 Bread Making, Feb. […]

2016 4-H Youth Ice Fishing Derby canceled

The 4-H Youth Ice Fishing Derby that was scheduled for Jan. 16 has been done in by the unseasonably warm temperatures this winter. The event has been canceled, the Kenosha County Parks department has announced. From the official announcement: Due to unseasonably high temperatures and limited ice accumulations, the Kenosha County Parks is canceling its annual […]

Pringle Candlelight Night Hike & Winter Solstice Celebration Dec. 22

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Candlelight Night Hike & Winter Solstice Celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 22, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bring the family out to celebrate the Winter Solstice as we learn about the Solstice and burn a Yule log. We will also go out for a hike […]

Pringle Nature Center to host Halloween Candlelight Night Hike Oct. 30

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Halloween Candlelight Night Hike on Friday, Oct. 30, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Come out if you dare to see if the ghouls really do come out at night. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume! The trails will be lit by candles. You might […]

Pringle Nature Center to host Invasive Species Workday Oct. 24

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having an Invasive Species Workday on Saturday, Oct. 24, 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 removed […]

Pringle Nature Center to host Halloween Night Hike Oct. 16

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Leave No Child Inside: Halloween Night Hike on Friday, Oct. 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8  p.m. Don’t let the ghouls and goblins scare you from coming out! Come dressed in your best Halloween costume for this safe alternative Halloween hikes. Participants will talk about the […]

Civilian Conservation Corps statue at Fox River Park unveiled

A statue to honor the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps has been unveiled at Fox River County Park. The Civilian Conservation Corp ran from 1933 to 1942 as part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s “New Deal” to employ young men, aged 17 to 28 years old, in manual unskilled labor to remove them from the […]

Pringle Nature Center to host Nature Story Time Hike: Fall Leaves Oct. 3

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding a Nature Story Time Hike: Fall Leaves by Mary Packard on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. Everyone has fun with the fall leaves, from the chipmunks to the boys and girls. After the story, we’ll go on a hike with activities tied to […]

Civilian Conservation Corps statute to be dedicated at Fox River Park

A statue to honor the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps will be dedicated at a 5 p.m. ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at the entrance to Fox River Park, 30255 93rd St. The public, former CCC workers and family members of former CCC workers are invited to the dedication ceremony, Kenosha County Executive Jim […]

Workshop on dangers and warning signs of opiate and heroin use and abuse topic of workshop

The Kenosha County Division of Health, in partnership with Gateway Technical College, University of Wisconsin Parkside, and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints is hosting a learning opportunity for the community on the dangers and warning signs of opiate and heroin use and abuse. Participants can look forward to learning: What is the scope of the opioid /heroin problem […]

Pringle Nature Center Fall Fun Fest 2015 coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Pringle Nature Center inside Bristol Woods County Park held its Fall Fun Fest/International Migratory Bird Day Celebration on Saturday. Attendees were able to partake in a number of outdoor activities on a beautiful afternoon. There were hayrides through the center’s trails and activities such as pumpkin decorating and birdhouse making. A live falcon and an owl […]

Pringle Nature Center to host Fall Fun Fest/International Migratory Bird Day Sept. 19

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding a Fall Fun Fest/International Migratory Bird Day Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come and go on hayrides through the center’s beautiful trails, see a falconer, or listen to people speak about local efforts in conservation. Become a Friend of Pringle and get free […]

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 […]

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