Agenda: Wheatland J1 School District board meeting Nov. 30, 2022

The Wheatland J1 School District board is scheduled to hold a regular meeting starting at 7 p.m., Wednesday.

Agenda items include:

  • School Report Card
  • Draft 2023-24 Academic Calendar
  • Approval of 2022-23 Budget

The full agenda is available here.

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Deaths Nov. 28, 2022: Lillian M. Miller, Karen L. Marquardt, Walter C. Everett

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral.

The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information:

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A word from our sponsors: Westosha Head Start seeking preschool teacher & assistant teacher

Note: This is a paid announcement from Westosha Head Start — DH

Westosha Head Start has immediate opening for two postions:

Long term substitute preschool teacher — Head Start is looking for a long-term substitute teacher until the end of the school year with potential for continued employment The qualified applicant should have a BA in Early Childhood Education or a related field. Rate of pay is $200 per day.

Long term substitute assistant teacher — Head Start has immediate openings for assistant teachers. The qualified candidate would have a CDA, Introduction to Child Care, an AA in Early Childhood or experience working with young children. Pay range is $95-$125 per day based on qualifications.

Interested applicants should call Ann at 262-862-6168 or email ANN.BEAM@CESA2.ORG.

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Sheriff’s deputies searching for suspect from crash near I-94 and Highway 50

From the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page:

UPDATE 4:25 p.m. — News release from KCSD:

“On November 29th, 2022 at 1:00 PM a Kenosha County deputy attempted to stop a vehicle traveling northbound on I-94 near CTH C for a traffic violation.  The vehicle would not pull over and exited the interstate on CTH C onto the east frontage road.  The deputy that initiated the traffic stop advised that the vehicle crashed into a field just south of STH 50.  As deputies approached the vehicle dispatch advised that they were receiving calls that the occupants who were described as black males wearing all black clothing fled east towards the La Quinta Inn (118th Ave and STH 50). 

KSD as well as other area law enforcement (KPD, PPPD, and WI State Patrol) searched the area for the suspects.  Two subjects matching the description given by dispatch were taken into custody near the La Quinta Inn within a few minutes.  A large amount of illegal drugs and (2) handguns were recovered near the scene. 

A short time later KSD was given information that a possible third suspect had run northbound and entered the Woodman’s Grocery store and was asking patrons to use their cell phones.  Based on the physical evidence that was already recovered, KSD supervision coordinated with the Woodmans store manager to evacuate the store to search for the suspect.  After an extensive search of the store and a review of video surveillance footage of nearby businesses, it was determined that only two suspects were involved in this incident. 

The two suspects were transported to the Kenosha County Jail on multiple felony charges.  No patrons or officers were injured during this multijurisdictional incident.  This is an active investigation.  No further information will be released at this time.

The public is encouraged to contact the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Detective Bureau with any information at 262-605-5102 or anonymously to the Kenosha County Crime Stoppers at 262-656-7333.”

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Westosha Central HS Performing Arts to present Hello Dolly Dec. 2, 3, 4

“Hello, Dolly!” will be presented by Westosha Central High School Performing Arts, Dec. 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.

Performances will be at Wilmot Union High School, 11112 308th Ave, Wilmot (due to construction at Central).

Tickets are: General Admission: $10; Students: $5; Kids 5 and under are free. For ticket information please visit https://chs-drama.webnode.page/

The musical follows the story of Dolly Gallagher Levi, a strong-willed matchmaker, as she travels to Yonkers, New York, to find a match for the miserly “well-known, unmarried, half-a-millionaire” Horace Vanderge er. Set in 1890s New York, this musical bursts with humor, romance, energetic dance and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history.

Michael Klimzak is the Drama Director.

“Hello Dolly!” is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK, a Concord Theatricals Company

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A word from our sponsors: St. Alphonsus Cookie Walk is Dec. 10

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Note: This is a paid announcement — DH

St. Alphonsus Parish’s famous cookie walk will take place Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon (or sold out).

Arrive early for best selection.

The event will take place at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church Biersack Center, 6211 344th Ave., New Munster.

Cookies sold by the pound at $10.95/pound.

Call 262-210-8482 for pre-orders.

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Randall Chairman Bob Stoll won’t run for re-election in 2023

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Longtime Randall town Chairman Bob Stoll will not be on the ballot for re-election in 2023, the town clerk’s office announced recently.

Stoll filed his non-candidacy papers on Nov. 15.

Stoll had been chairman since 2009, when he defeated Matt Ostrander for the job. Stoll was a town supervisor before that.

People interested in running for this and other municipal and school offices up for election in April need to file candidacy papers by Jan. 3, 2023.

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A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association 2022 Trees on Parade and Holiday Shopping is Dec. 2 & 3

The following is a paid announcement from Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association — DH

The Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association 2022 Annual Trees on Parade and Holiday Shopping is a great way to kick off the holiday season.

This year’s theme is “Santa’s Workshop.”

Held at St. John the Evangelist Community Center, there will be craft and retail vendors so you can shop local for unique Christmas gifts (no shipping or empty shelves), Decorated Tree Contest, Gingerbread House Contest, Ugly Sweater Contest, food and fun.

Trees on Parade will be open Friday Dec. 2 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Village Tree Lighting will be Fri. Dec. 2 at 5:30pm by the caboose. Local schools will provide music before the tree lighting. A Village of Twin Lakes representative will light the tree

The second annual Elf Scavenger Hunt will take place the following Sat., Dec. 11th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check in at 9 a.m. Contact the Chamber for details and registration forms.

Contact the Chamber for more info at: 262-877-2220 or email info@twinlakeschamber.com

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Agenda: Wheatland Town Board and special meeting of electors Nov. 28, 2022

The Wheatland Town Board is scheduled to hold a meeting Monday starting at 6 p.m. at Town Hall in New Munster.

The town will also hold a special meeting of electors at 7 p.m. also at Town Hall.

Among the agenda items for the Town Board meeting are:

  • Petition to Discontinue Public Way — A. Acknowledge receipt of petition. B. Process required to respond to petition.
  • Kenosha County Ordinance 6 – amending the text of the Kenosha County General Zoning and
    Shoreland/Floodplain Zoning Ordinance creating a Solar Energy Systems Ordinance compliant with Section 66.0401 & 66.0403 of the Wisconsin State Statutes.

The full Town Board meeting agenda is available here.

The special meeting of electors is for the purpose of setting the compensation of the elected town clerk and elected town treasurer.

The notice of the special electors meeting is available here.

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Agenda: Bristol Village Board meeting Nov. 28, 2022

The Bristol Village Board is scheduled to hold a regular semi-monthly meeting Monday, starting at 7 p.m. at Village Hall.

Agenda items include:

  • Consider for approval Hiring of Paid-On-Call / Paid on Premise Staff for fire department.
  • Consider for approval new 2023 EMS billing rate increase for fire department.
  • Discuss and consider for approval the request of Bristol Bay Condominium Association c/o MPC  Property Management LLC 120 E Chestnut Street, Burlington, WI 53105 (Owner) and Amy  Klemko 7960 Williamsburg Ct, Bristol, WI 53104 (Applicant) for an amended Declaration and Plat to convert 12 Units that were never built and currently owned by the Association into common Element/greenspace.  Unit 1, 2, 3, and 4 in Building 1, Units 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12  in Building 2, Units13, 14, 15, 16 in Building 3, Units 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 in Building 5, Units 29, 30, 31 and 32 in Building 6, Units 33, 34 and 35 in Building 7, Units 36, 37, and 38 in Building 8, Units 39, 40, 41 and 42 in Building 9, Units 47, 48, 49 and 50 in Building 11, and Units 51, 52, 53 and 54 in Building 12 in the Bristol Bay Condominium(s) created by a “Declaration of Condominium” recorded on April 30, 2004, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Kenosha County, Wisconsin, as Document No. 1384741, and any amendments and/or corrections thereto, and by its Condominium Plat and any amendments and/or corrections thereto. Action is recommended by Plan Commission.
  • Consider for approval Ordinance 2022-6 repeal and adopt Titles 1, 3, 4, and 11 of Village Code of Ordinances.
  • Discuss Ordinances with Attorney Alan Harvey.

The full agenda is available here.

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Units responding to investigation in Trevor

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At about 6:29 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding for an investigation of a natural gas smell in a residence in the 28400 block of 106th Street in Trevor.

Per dispatch: Caller reporting a smell of gas behind a stove.

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Agenda: Joint School District #1 Silver Lake-Salem (Riverview School) board meeting Nov. 28, 2022

The Joint School District #1 Silver Lake-Salem (Riverview School) board is scheduled to hold a meeting Monday, starting at 7 p.m. in the school library.

A closed session concerning employment and collective bargaining with the teachers association will take place before the meeting starting at 6:15 p.m.

Among the agenda items for the regular meeting are:

  • Discussion/Possible Approval of 2023 Operating Referendum.
  • Initial Review of 2023-24 Calendar.
  • 2021-22 School Report Card/Forward Exam Presentation.

The full agenda is available here.

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A word from our sponsors: Nov. 27, 2022 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Note: Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty, are westofthei.com sponsors. This is a paid announcement — DH

Here are open houses being hosted today by Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty (click the links below for more information):

1151 N School St, Silver Lake

26217 100th St, Salem

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Growing with Bristol 2022 annual Light Parade and Tree Lighting Dec. 3

Growing with Bristol’s third annual Light Parade and Tree Lighting will take place on Saturday, Dec. 3.

The parade starts at 4:30 p.m. The parade will start on 81st Street, and will take a left on 198th Ave, and curve onto 80th Street before turning down 199th Ave. It will then go down 83rd Street and take a right down 198th Ave following 198th Ave down to Hansen Park.

The tree lighting will follow the parade at Hansen Park. There will be a performance by the Midwest Dance Center, an ugly sweat contest and fireworks.

Children can bring their letter to Santa to put in the magic mailbox. Make sure to include a return address. Free hot cocoa and cookies while supplies last.

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Wisconsin Lightning softball cuts ribbon on new practice facility for team

Note: Westosha Sports Complex is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH

Wisconsin Lightning Fastpitch held a ribbing cutting ceremony Saturday for its new indoor practice facility in Silver Lake.

The new facility is a collaboration between Wisconsin Lightning and Westosha Sports Complex through a team membership.

The facility is located just east of Westosha Sports Complex and gives Wisconsin Lightning a large, year round practice facility for softball hitting and fielding.

“We can do everything from hitting to field work in the winter,” said Randy Boydston, the group’s treasurer and one of its team coaches.

The new facility is over 9,000 square feet, much of it covered in turf.

“It’s always been a dream of our organization to have an indoor facility of this size.”

Though the group is excited about what the future holds with the new facility, Boydston pointed out that the group has accomplished much even with its more modest previous practice facility. The trophies and banners displayed on the walls of the new facilities attest to that.

Wisconsin Lighting Fastpitch was founded in 2004 and plays other girls fast pitch softball teams of top quality. The organization has had many players move on to college play, including at Division 1 schools.

Westosha Sports Complex, 1215 N. Pryor St, Silver Lake, is a Professional Training Facility featuring Virtual Golf simulators for the golf enthusiast, and seven batting tunnels where the traditional batting cage can be merged with a video game simulator that lets you hit in the most famous fields in America.

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Units responding for fire in Trevor

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At about 5:40 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a fire at 119th Street and 232nd Avenue in Trevor.

Per dispatch: This is being reported as a tree on fire.

UPDATE 5:42 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on scene confirms a tree on fire at this location. Appears to be a hollow tree.

UPDATE 5:58 p.m. — Bristol Fire and Rescue requested to respond non-emergency as mutual aid.

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Local fire departments responding for mutual aid to town of Burlington

At about 2:09 p.m., local fire departments are responding to a request for mutual aid from the Town of Burlington Fire Department for a fire in the 30400 block of Durand Avenue.

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

The following departments are requested to respond:

Randall Fire Department with a tender (water tanker)

Twin Lakes Fire Department with a tender.

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A word from our sponsors: Nov. 26, 2022 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Note: Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty, are westofthei.com sponsors. This is a paid announcement — DH

Here are open houses being hosted today by Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty (click the links below for more information):

1151 N School St, Silver Lake

26217 100th St, Salem

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Deaths Nov. 25, 2022: Richard William Corduan, Donna Lee S. Hehl

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral.

The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information:

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Highway Q to be closed Monday

Yes once again, Highway Q in Bristol is set to be closed for paving, this time starting Monday, Nov. 28.

From the county Division of Highways:

Kenosha County Highway Q (104th Street) is scheduled to be closed in both directions between 122nd Avenue and Highway MB (152nd Avenue) on Monday, Nov. 28, while crews work to perform pavement markings.

Highway U (136th Avenue) will remain open to north-south through traffic at the Highway Q intersection.

This one-day closure is weather-dependent and is subject to change.

Drivers are encouraged to detour around the closure via 122nd Avenue (the I-94 West Frontage Road), Highway C (Wilmot Road) and Highway MB (160th Avenue).

A project brief including a map of the work area and detour route is available here.

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A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association 2022 Trees on Parade and Holiday Shopping is Dec. 2 & 3

The following is a paid announcement from Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association — DH

The Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association 2022 Annual Trees on Parade and Holiday Shopping is a great way to kick off the holiday season.

This year’s theme is “Santa’s Workshop.”

Held at St. John the Evangelist Community Center, there will be craft and retail vendors so you can shop local for unique Christmas gifts (no shipping or empty shelves), Decorated Tree Contest, Gingerbread House Contest, Ugly Sweater Contest, food and fun.

Trees on Parade will be open Friday Dec. 2 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Village Tree Lighting will be Fri. Dec. 2 at 5:30pm by the caboose. Local schools will provide music before the tree lighting. A Village of Twin Lakes representative will light the tree

The second annual Elf Scavenger Hunt will take place the following Sat., Dec. 11th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check in at 9 a.m. Contact the Chamber for details and registration forms.

Contact the Chamber for more info at: 262-877-2220 or email info@twinlakeschamber.com

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Happy Thanksgiving 2022 from westofthei.com

All of us at westofthei.com are thankful for all of you who read our news, advertise with us and support us in many other ways.

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A word from our sponsors: H&R Block seeks Seasonal Receptionist

Note: This is a paid announcement from H&R Block-Twin Lakes-Paddock Lake-Genoa City — DH

Looking to make some extra money? If the typical year-round 9–5 isn’t for you, this seasonal position provides the freedom, flexibility, and extra earnings after the holidays you’ll need to embrace what makes your life uniquely yours. Joining us as a Seasonal Receptionist means you’ll relentlessly focus on how to wow clients now, and in the future. You’ll need the ability to work a flexible schedule in a fast-paced location during the tax season from January to April.
Hiring now, because training starts soon! After successfully working this tax season, you may find that you want to apply to return for subsequent seasons!

Day to day, you’ll…
• Greet clients in a personalized, friendly, and inviting manner
• Match clients with the best-suited tax professional for their needs
• Schedule clients how they would like to be scheduled
• Handle client exits by ensuring all current and future needs are met
• Maintain office cleanliness and organization of resources with team members
• Other duties as assigned
• What you will bring to the team…
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Experience working in a fast-paced environment
• Previous experience in a customer service environment
• Ability to multi-task
• Strong organizational and time-management skills
• Knowledge of cash register operations
• Knowledge and experience with a Windows based computer system

Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply! *This office is an independently owned and operated franchise office operating under an agreement with H&R Block. Franchisees make their own hiring decisions and any questions regarding employment at this office should be made directly to the franchisee.

Location: 124 East Main Street, Twin Lakes, WI 53181
Location: 112 Elizabeth Lane, Genoa City, WI 53128

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Units responding to spill in Bristol

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At about 1:10 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of fuel spill at Highways C and U in Bristol.

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Units responding for alarm in Wilmot

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At about 10:27 a.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to an alarm in the 11800 block of Fox River Road in Wilmot.

Per dispatch: This is for a sounding carbon monoxide alarm. Occupants are evacuating.

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Units responding for investigation in Bristol

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At about 7:32 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding for an investigation in the area of the 18400 block of 83rd Street in Bristol.

Per dispatch: Smell of natural gas has been reported.

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Twin Lakes approves 2023 tax levy with 1.6% increase

The Twin Lakes Village Board approved a 2023 tax levy Monday of $4,334,733, a 1.61 percent increase over 2022.

The levy was approved by a unanimous vote with President Howard Skinner and Trustee Aaron Karow absent.

The above levy figure includes the village levy, which the village controls, and the Community Library levy, which is not set by the village.

The resulting tax rate will essentially remain the same for 2023 — $4.47/$1,000 of assessed value. What that means for an individual’s village portion of their property tax depends on what happened to their property assessed value.

Here is more detail on the 2023 budget and tax levy.

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Deaths Nov. 22, 2022: Dino J. Zagame

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral.

The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information:

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Units responding for crash on I-94

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Ar about 11:45 a.m. Bristol Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Protection District units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the 9000 block of I-94 for a report of a crash.

Per dispatch: Crash may be on on ramp for I-94 from Hoghway C.

UPDATE 11:50 a.m. — Bristol command reports moderate damage to vehicle. All occupants appear to be out of vehicles.

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Units responding for gas leak in Bristol

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At about 8:50 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a gas line break in the 8500 block of 198th Avenue in Bristol.

UPDATE 8:52 a.m. — Bristol command reports evacuation underway.

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