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Is your ice shanty stuck? Consult with the DNR

If your ice shanty is still on a local, but you can’t move it due to continue cold, cold, cold weatrher here, the Department of Naturdal Resources wants to hear from you. From a Warden Wire article published this week: The Department of Natural Resources and the conservation wardens understand the predicament facing some ice […]

Lake Shangri-la Fishing Derby is Jan. 25-26

Note: The organizers of this event have advertised it with westofthei.com — DH. Lake Shangri-la’s 45th Annual Ice Fishing Derby — “the biggest little fishing derby in the world” –will take place this year on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25 and 26. There will be hourly door prizes and fishing prizes. Derby raffle prizes include […]

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.

Snowmobile trail system re-opened

The additional snow of the last few days has allowed the Kenosha County snowmobile trail system to be re-opened, according to the recording at the trail hotline. The Kenosha County snowmobile trail hotline is: 671-4944.

Paddock Lake holiday festivities are Dec. 14

Paddock Lake is hosting its first lighted holiday parade on Saturday, Dec. 14. The parade will start at 4 p.m. After the parade travels from McAlonan Park on the west side of the village to Village Hall on the east side (same route as the July 4 bike parade), there will be time to visit […]

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 […]

The British (were) coming!

Note: Above video by Earlene Frederick. It includes interviews with re-enactors and plenty of sights and sounds from the weekend. The next best thing to being there! The sons and daughters of the American Revolution lived once again this past Saturday and Sunday during the North West Territory Alliance’s Revolutionary War Reenactment at Fox River […]

Tractor safety education for youth available

Racine, Kenosha and Walworth Counties will be collaborating to provide tractor safety education for youth ages 12-16. The course will be a total of 24 hours in length. This course is required by Wisconsin for any youth between the ages of 12 and 16 that will be driving farm machinery on public roads. The tractor […]

Composting seminar set for May 30 in Silver Lake

Jo Lasdasky will be conducting a seminar on composting at the conference room at Peoples Bank in Slver Lake Village Hall on Thursday, May 30,  at 7 p.m. (Note: Location has been changed. — DH). Lasdasky is a certified master gardener and a certified master composter with the State of Wisconsin. Even if you know a […]

Salem Water Patrol to host boater’s safety course

A boater’s safety course sponsored by the Salem Water Patrol and the state Department of Natural Resources will be held June 8 and 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Salem Fire/Rescue-Trevor Station. This class wil teach you the basics of boating, boating laws and regulations so that you have a safe and fun boating […]

Volunteers sought for County Dog Parks clean-up April 6

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, April 6, at the three dog parks: the Harris Family Dog Park, 24100 75th St., […]

Trees available through county tree 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 […]

County to host youth ice fishing derby at KD Park on Feb. 16

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and Kenosha County Parks invite all youth age 16 or younger to participate in the 1st Annual Youth Ice Fishing Derby at the KD Park on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 7 a.m. until noon. KD Park is located at 8530 352nd Avenue, Burlington, WI 53105. For youth ages 16 and […]

State grant for KD Park finalized

A grant that will help the county expand KD Park with a land purchase received final approval Monday, state Rep. Samantha Kerkman announced The grant was part of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program. From a statement release by Kerkman’s office: The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee approved a Stewardship Fund grant in the amount of $265,000 for […]

Pringle Nature Center to host animals in winter hike Jan. 5

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Nature Story Time Hike: Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft & Richard G. Van Gelder on Saturday, January 5, from 10 to 11 a.m. Have you ever seen a butterfly in the snow? Probably not. Woodchucks don’t like cold weather either but they don’t […]

Pringle to host Perseids viewing Saturday

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Perseids Meteor Shower Viewing on Saturday, August 11th, 9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at their peak. This year’s shower should peak on the night of August […]

Horicon Marsh topic of Audubon meeting Aug. 2

The history and ecology of Horicon Marsh — a Globally Important Bird Area and Wetland of International Importance in east central Wisconsin — is the topic for the next Hoy Audubon Society of Kenosha/Racine monthly meeting. The session, free and open to the public, is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Mount Pleasant […]

Pringle Nature Center to host Nature Story Time Hike Aug. 4

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave. (Highway MB), Bristol will be having a Nature Story Time Hike: My Night Forest by Roy Orwen on Saturday, Aug. 4, 10 to 11 a.m. A youngster ponders the world outside before bedtime as they consider what an owl sees, a wolf hears, a bear smells, a deer tastes, […]

Next Paddock Lake Picnic in the Park is Tuesday at Hoag Park

Paddock Lake’s annual Picnics in the Park series will continue on Tuesday, July 24, from noon to 2 p.m., at Hoag Park, 238th Avenue and 65th Street on the east side of the lake. There will be children’s games and raffles, along with hot dogs, fruit and lemonade, said village Trustee Patricia Warner, who is organizing the events this […]

Children’s Fishing Workshop set for Silver Lake Friday, July 6

The Silver Lake Citizens for Growth’s member, Dennis Rodefer, is holding a Children’s Fishing Workshop on Friday, July 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Silver Lake’s Village Hall. This workshop is open to children (boys and girls) ages 5-15. Children ages 5-10 must be accompanied by a parent. The workshop will include the following: […]

Fox River Clean Up to be July 21

This year’s Fox River Clean Up will take place Saturday, July 21, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has announced. Participants can enjoy a canoe ride down the Fox River while cleaning up the environment along the way. The event will encompass over 23 miles of the Fox River from the Waterford Dam to Wilmot. The event will begin […]

Salem to allow dual waterski and watertube lines

Summer water enthusiasts will be able to tow two water skiers and water tubes behind their boats on Salem lakes, thanks to an amended ordinance passed by the Salem Town Board on Monday night. The previous ordinance restricted boats to one line for water tubing and skiing, which often created an overload of individuals on […]

Salem and Western Kenosha County Tennis Association to offer adult tennis program

Salem in partnership with the Western Kenosha County Tennis Association is offering a tennis program for adults. There will be two sessions of instruction offered: Wednesdays June 13, 20, 27 and July 11, 18, 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Central High School Tennis Courts on Highway 83, Salem. Cost: $45. Saturdays June 2, […]

Boating safety course to be offered by Silver Lake Water Patrol and DNR

A boater’s safety course sponsored by the Silver Lake Water Patrol and the Wisconsin DNR will be held April 14 and 15 at Silver Lake Village Hall,  113 S First St., Silver Lake. The class will teach you the basics of boating and boating laws and regulations so that you have a safe and fun boating season. Wisconsin boating safety certification or […]

Western Kenosha County Tennis Association to host open house March 25

The Western Kenosha County Tennis Association  will host an open house Sunday, March 25 from 2  to 4 p.m. at the Central High School gym. The program will include an introduction to Quickstart Tennis and an opportunity to register for the WKCTA summer programs: Ages 5 to 10 Midwest Youth Team Tennis. Ages 11 to 14 Beginner Futures […]

Paddock Lake president has coyote deterrence request

In recent weeks, Paddock Lake has seen an increasing number of coyotes inside the village limits, said village President Marlene Goodson. “We are getting hit with an exorbitant number of coyotes,” Goodson said in a recent phone interview. She feels coyote sightings have been more common this year than in recent years. We’re not talking about the outskirts of […]

Pringle to host Vernal Equinox Night Hike

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Vernal Equinox Night Hike on Saturday, March 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Participants will search for the early spring risers that live in the park as well as learn how different cultures welcomed the longer days and warmer weather. Please leave your flashlights […]

Coast Guard Auxiliary to host Boating Safety Course

You deserve to have a safe as well as a fun time on the water this summer! The U.S.C.G. Auxiliary wants to help you by offering the nine hour course: About Boating Safely (ABS) on three consecutive Thursday’s at Gander Mountain, 6801 120th Ave., Kenosha. The next class begins March 1 and the final exam […]

County Parks division to host meeting on open space plan

The Kenosha County Division of Parks is hosting a meeting for county residents and stakeholders to provide information about the county’s park and open space plan, currently in draft form, and to gather public input on the proposed recommendations. The meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 at the […]

Coast Guard Auxiliary to host safe boating course

Are you a boater or jet-skier? Would you like to be? The Coast Guard Auxiliary is hosting America Boats Safely to help you make your boating experience safe as well as fun. Topics include: Nautical Terminology, Legal Requirements, Boating Emergencies, Towing, Basic Navigation, Safety Equipment and much more. If you were born after 31 December […]

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