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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.

County Executive Kreuser’s 2014 State of the County speech

County Executive Jim Krueser delivered his 2014 State of the County speech Tuesday at the Kenosha County Board meeting. According to a copy of the text supplied by Kreuser’s office, the speech focused mostly on the economic development that is occurring along I-94 and the positive effect that has had on local economic indicators. The […]

Kenosha County receives Bird City status; Bristol Woods, Pringle, Bong are key

Kenosha County on Wednesday became the fifth county to achieve Bird City status from the Bird City Wisconsin organization — with features of Western Kenosha County playing a key role in the designation. Carl Schwartz, BCW state coordinator, presented Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser with official Bird City Wisconsin signs, a flag and a plaque […]

Pringle to host seed nature hike

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Nature Story Time Hike: A Seed is Sleepy by Diana Hutts Aston on Saturday, May 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. The program will be a contemplative look at the natural world with an introduction to seeds and plants. After the story, participants will […]

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 […]

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