Posts from ‘August, 2009’

Pie auction coverage

The pie auction at the Kenosha County Fair raised $14,000 mostly with baked goods,  a couple of quilts, some other miscellaneous items and a lot of generous bidders. It took place Satruday evening in the auction barn. The betting can get competitive, but it’s all for a good cause — helping to maintain the buildings […]

Fair Food Review: 4-H Pizza

Here’s another of our Kenosha County Fair Food reviews. Today: 4-H Piizza stand. ShareTweet0 Shares

Wilmot Raceway will be ready tonight for racing at the fair

It’s been rough getting in events at the race track at the Kenosha County Fairgrounds during this year’s county fair due to daily rain. But organizers are working on the track and will have it in shape for tonight’s scheduled racing program, barring a bad turn in the weather. “Today, I think we’re going to […]

Horse show coverage

The horse show continued this morning at the Kenosha County Fair. Here’s a little bit of video: ShareTweet0 Shares

Garden tractor pull coverage

A regular feature of Saturday at the Kenosha County Fair is the garden tractor pull. Here’s some video of some adults and then some youngsters: ShareTweet0 Shares

Livestock auction coverage

The livestock or large animal auction is going on this afternoon at the Kenosha County Fair in Wilmot. Here is some video to give you a feel for the atmosphere: ShareTweet0 Shares

Hay bale toss contest coverage

A highlight of Friday’s schedule at the fair always is the hay bale throwing contest. The contest is divided into 10 categories by age and gender. This video sampling shows some of the youngest and oldest individuals in the competition: ShareTweet0 Shares

Fair Food review: The Lions Club

The third in our series of reviews of food at the Kenosha County Fair: ShareTweet0 Shares

Children’s day coverage at the fair

Friday is children’s day at the Kenosha County Fair. Here is some video of two of the highlights of the day this year. The children’s parade: The pedal tractor pull: ShareTweet0 Shares

Defendant in murder trial dead

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the apparent hanging death of Steven Bringsosen Jr. of  Bristol, who has been on trial for the death of his infant  nephew. At 7:37a.m., Friday, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an address in the  7100 block of 184th Ave., in Bristol on a report of a person hanging. Upon their arrival, […]

Junior fair dairy show coverage

The Junior Fair Dairy Show at the Kenosha County Fair took place this morning. Charles Terry’s brown Swiss cow was named supreme champion female. Kasey Lois’ Holstein was named reserve champion female. Here are some photos: Here’s some video of the supreme champion and reserve champion announcement: And for an extra dose of cute, the […]

Kenosha County has talent

Here’s a sampler of some of the acts performed as part of the Kenosha County Fair talent shows Wednesday and Thursday evenings: ShareTweet0 Shares

Fair Food Review: Westosha Kiwanis

The second in our series of reviews of food at the fair: ShareTweet0 Shares

Other happenings at the fair Thursday

Here are some more images of other events at the fair on Thursday: The pulls and combine demo derby were cancelled for Wednesday, but they got under way Thursday with an expanded program. Here’s some selected video: ShareTweet0 Shares

Herda award goes to Jessica Meyer

Each year, the beef project gives the William Herda Memorial Award to a deserving member of the project. This year’s winner of the Herda Award is Jessica Meyer. The award was presented by Rachel Crane, William Herda’s sister, and Patti Herda, William Herda’s mother, during the beef show Thursday at the Kenosha County Fair. ShareTweet0 […]

Sheriff’s department joining drunk driving crackdown

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has announced it will join other law enforcement agencies throughout the country in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving this Aug 21-Sept. 7, known by its tagline, “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.” In 2007 alone, nearly 13,000 people died in crashes in which the drivers or […]

Wilmot freshman football to host car wash

The Wilmot Freshmen Football Team will be hosting a car wash Friday, Aug. 21 at Wilmot Union High School South Lot from 2:45 to 5 p.m. A wash is $5; wash and vac $8 ShareTweet0 Shares

Beef champions named at fair

The beef champions in the junior fair at the Kenosha County Fair have been named. Cody Myers showed the grand champion steer. Kiersten Bird showed the reserve grand champion steer. We will have some video from the beef show later. Here are some more  photos: ShareTweet0 Shares

Thursday’s schedule at the Kenosha County Fair

Here’s today’s schedule at the Kenosha County Fair: Jr. Fair Poultry 8 a.m. Open Class Foods 9 a.m. Jr. Fair Beef 10 a.m. Open Class Beef Follows Jr. Fair Beef Open Class Cultural Arts 9:30 a.m. Open Class Goats 10 a.m. Pedal Tractor Pull 11 a.m. Jr. Fair Poultry Showmanship 2 p.m. Midway Wrist Band Promo 1 to 6 p.m. Open Class Poultry 3 p.m. […]

Jessica Pawlowski 2009 fairest of the fair

Jessica Pawlowski, of Bristol is the 2009 fairest of the Kenosha County Fair. Here is some video of the runner up and fairest announcements and the winner’s comments: ShareTweet0 Shares

Paddock Lake bans future fireworks sales

Note: An earlier version of this story said Trustee Karen Harris voted against the ban; she voted for it. Fireworks will no longer be sold in Paddock Lake. The board passed the ban Wednesday despite a plea from one of the local vendors. “We’ve been selling fireworks for years.  I pass all the inspections.  I […]

Fair food review: The Farm Bureau stand

Each day of the Kenosha County Fair, we will bring to you a fair food review, designed to help you decide where to eat. It was raining at dinner time Wednesday, so the obvious choice was to hit The Farm Bureau stand, which conveniently has indoor eating. ShareTweet0 Shares

Pulls, combine demo cancelled, but also on schedule for Thursday

There’s probably another reason besides the possibility of a rain out that truck and tractor pull and combine demolition derby were scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday at the Kenosha County Fair. But given the cancellation due to weather of those events Wednesday it is good fortune indeed. Truck and tractor pull as well as combine […]

Junior fair swine show champs decided

UPDATED: with photo and video Market barrow grand champion and reserve champion have been decided at today’s junior fair swine show at the Kenosha County Fair. The grand champion market barrow was shown by Tyler Putz. Here’s the big moment in video: The reserve grand champion market barrow was shown by Cody Myers. ShareTweet0 Shares

Dogs, owners put through their paces at fair’s dog show

One of the first events to get going as the Kenosha County Fair opened on Wednesday was the dog show. Here are a couple of photos: ShareTweet0 Shares

Daily crow: It’s opening day at the fair

Today is opening day at the Kenosha County Fair. Here’s a list of some of the highlights of the day: Seniors Citizens Day $5 admission. Open class Clothing, Knitting and Crocheting, and Home Furnishings 9 a.m. Open Class Flowers and Plants 9: a.m. Open Class Photography 9 a.m. Open Class Swine 9 a.m. Jr. Fair Swine 10 a.m. 4-H Dog […]

Transit questions answered at fair today, Friday

Do you have a question about how Western Kenosha County Transit, the bus service for people west of the I, works? If you’re going to be at the Kenosha County Fair today you will get a great chance to get your answer. Stephanie Phillips, transportation coordinator for the service, will be at the West of […]

We’re in the commercial building

While you’re at the Kenosha County Fair this week be sure to visit the West of the I booth in the commercial building. There you can chat with our staff and ask any question you might have about the website. We’re a good resource for questions about the fair too. If we don’t know the […]

Trevor-Wilmot board passes $11 million referendum resolution

The Trevor-Wilmot School Board Monday evening passed a resolution to hold a $11.380 million building referendum to add on to Trevor School. If approved by the voters, the project would effectively allow the district to discontinue use of the Wilmot Primary Center building and house all district students at the Trevor building. Enough rooms and […]

Judging, preparation well underway at the fair

The Kenosha County Fair officially opens Wednesday morning, but there was plenty of activity at the fairgrounds in Wilmot Tuesday. Junior fair judging was in full swing, with many categories completing judging Tuesday. Vendors throughout the grounds were setting up and the commercial building was a buzz with preparation as well. Here are some photos from […]

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