Posts from ‘May, 2009’

Senior coffee to explore online health info

With so much information available online, looking for answers to health care issues can seem intimidating. The next Community Library Senior Coffee Hour — Searching for Health Information Online — aims to help you learn the best techniques for performing a safe and effective search. Times and dates are: Friday, June 5, from 9 to […]

Kerkman spends time in firefighter training

State Rep. Samantha Kerkman last weekend spent some time learning about firefighting hands-on. Professional Firefighters Union of Racine and Kenosha invited local elected officials and members of the media to attend Fire Ops 101, an all-day training seminar designed to give certain civilians an idea of what it takes to be a firefighter. Of the […]

Paris second graders help teacher complete degree

Most second graders are probably pretty used to their teacher helping them with their school work. But how many second graders get a chance to help their teacher with theirs? That was the situation for Paris School second grade teacher Jenny Weis recently. Four of her students — Chloey Menarek, MacKenzie Fricke, Reid LaBell and […]

Paris “yes” voters paint huge signs

Some 40 Paris School students and their parents spent Saturday afternoon at the LaBell home painting large “Vote Yes” signs. The signs will be posted throughout the Paris School District Sunday, said Beth LaBell. The school district is facing a tax levy referendum June 9. The referendum asks voters to authorize the district exceeding the […]

Bristol planting trees in parks

Parks are generally green spaces in any form. But two Bristol parks will be looking a little greener thanks to the efforts of the Public Works Department. Starting last Friday, the town is planting trees at Veteran’s Park, adjacent to the Town hall property, and at Hansen Park, the site of Progress Days. The town […]

Firefighters supply defibrillator for Bristol deputy squad

The Sheriff’s Department squad car that patrols Bristol  has received an extra piece of equipment that could help save a life. Bristol fire Chief Peter Parker recently reported to the Bristol Town Board that an automatic heart defibrillator that was purchased by the Bristol Firemen’s Association was installed in the squad car. The town contracts […]

Holocaust survivor, author to speak in Salem

Holocaust survivor Paul Argiewicz and local author Deanne Ebner will speak at a Community Library program Thursday. Argiewicz will share his experiences during the Holocaust and Ebner will discuss her book, “Number 176520: The Story of Paul Argiewicz, A Teenage Holocaust Survivor.” The program will take place 7  to 8:30 p.m. at the Salem Community […]

Paddock Lake committees issue to be aired Tuesday

A special Paddock Lake Village Board meeting — with the thorny issues of committee assignments and filling a vacant trustee slot on the agenda — has been scheduled for Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., at Village Hall. A notice for the meeting was posted Friday. Trustee Karen Harris said she and Trustee Chris Bucko called the meeting to […]

Wheatland Center community carnival coverage

Wheatland Center school hosted its first community carnival Friday evening. The event featured an array of games, a fire truck, inflatables, and a wide selection of food for sale cheap. Tickets were sold to access the games designed to please kids of all ages. Here are some photos from the event:  

Paris yes voters to gather Sat. to paint signs

Supporters of passing the upcoming Paris School tax levy referendum are going to be writing large their feelings about the issue. Volunteers will be gathering Saturday at 14155 12th St. (Highway E,  just west of Highway MB) to paint several large “Save Paris School” signs to post around the distinct. Sign painting will begin at 1 […]

New banner image added: Spring garden

We’ve added a new photo to our rotating banner. It was submitted by Lynn Perry of Salem. To fit into the header, we had to crop it some. Above is the photo as submitted. From that view, it may be easier to identify the site of this gorgeous spring garden scene (click on the photo […]

Sheriff Department gives notice of sex offender release

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is making a notification of the release into Salem of convicted sex offender Gladstone T. Curtis. Curtis, who was convicted of first degree sexual assault of a child and incest,  will be living within a mile radius of the 12500 block of Antioch Road (Highway 83), a sheriff’s department sex […]

Rain in the forecast for foreseeable future

If you don’t like rain in the forecast, not even a little bit, you’re going to be sorely disappointed with the forecast for the weekend and beyond. Rain to some degree is in the National Weather Service forecast through Tuesday. The greatest probability is Sunday at 50 percent. Of course if you have your garden already […]

Paris School Foundation formed

The Paris School Foundation, which could solicit and accept donations — including from the Paris town government — to support the school district, is up and running, it was announced at the School Board meeting Thursday. Tom Werth, speaking during citizen’s comments, said the group has been legally formed, its application for tax-exempt status is […]

Bristol approves honey of a rezoning

A rezoning approval by the Bristol Town Board Wednesday will allow a beekeeper to build a honey processing facility on his property. Mark Harger, of Grayslake, Ill., said he lives part-time on the property on the west side of Highway U and north of Highway WG. He has been keeping bees at the property for […]

Wheatland School carnival is Friday

Food and fun for the whole family is promised by the Wheatland Center School Community Carnival. The event will take place Friday, May 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. Among the fun will be: a dual slide, obstacle course, Toddler Town, inflatable baseball, pick-a-pop, bucket toss, Boom Blasters, football toss, face painting, popcorn, cotton candy […]

Bristol sells a little land to diner

Patrons of the Bristol 45 Diner may someday have more paved lot to park on thanks to action taken by the Town Board Wednesday. The board approved the sale of about .1 of an acre of park land adjacent to the restaurant on Highway 45 south of 83rd Street. That 10-foot wide strip on the […]

Tollway bringing out new missed fee signage

If you take the tollway into work or play, expect to see some new signs along the way. To help educate drivers about unpaid tolls, this month the Illinois Tollway will launch new roadway signage campaign, piloting several styles of new information signs throughout the Tollway system. The launch of the new signage program is […]

Rainy Wednesday forecast, river on the rise again

Sure, it’s raining now, but will  it last? There’s a decent chance it will, at least today, says the National Weather Service. The forecast calls for rain to continue today until 1 p.m., with patchy fog.  Then a 30 percent chance of rain continues tonight, with a 20 percent chance Thursday. Friday should be clear with […]

Law enforcement leaders discuss top issues

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen met Tuesday with law enforcement leaders, elected officials, community leaders, judges, and public safety officials from throughout Kenosha County at a law enforcement roundtable hosted by state Sen. Robert Wirch and state Reps. Samantha Kerkman and Tom Lothian. Topics discussed at the roundtable included the open carry memo, Internet Crimes […]

Wilmot could see big insurance savings

The Wilmot High School District stands to save almost $300,000 for the coming school year if it can convince teachers to accept a new health insurance carrier. The lower quote was the result of the west of the I school districts jointly seeking quotes for health insurance. Though the co-op of districts dissolved, the carrier […]

Motorcycle crash victim identified

 The man who died after a motorcycle crash Sunday has been identified as Gerald M. Krzeszewski, 51, of Antioch. The crash was reported by a passing motorist in the 8900 block of county Highway JI (328 Avenue) at about 9:30 p.m. Deputies discovered a motorcycle had been southbound on Highway JI when it drifted off-road into […]

Randall cleanup day is June 6

Spring Cleanup Day for the Randall residents will be June 6. Residents can bring items to the Town Hall parking lot, 34530 Bassett Road from 1o a.m. to 2 p.m. The following items will not be taken: Appliances – stoves, refrigerators, washers, microwaves, etc. Liquid paints – cans in solid form with lids removed accepted. Chemicals – […]

Twin Lakes marks Memorial Day

Twin Lakes held its annual Memorial Day ceremony and parade Monday.  Joseph M. Nilles, commander of American Legion Post 544, summed up the meaning of the day at the ceremony following the parade at Legion Park: The ceremony also included a gun salute: Here’s some photos from the day:             […]

Silver Lake marks Memorial Day

The weather was nice for the parade and ceremony at Silver Lake for Memorial Day Monday. In the video above, state Rep. Samantha Kerkman speaks to the meaning of the day. Here’s some photos from the parade:                

Man killed in motocycle crash in Randall

A 51-year-old Antioch man died in a motorcycle crash at 9:35 p.m., Sunday, in Randall, the Sheriff’s Department said.  The accident was reported by a passing motorist in the 8900 block  of county Highway JI (328 Avenue). Deputies discovered a motorcycle had been southbound on Highway JI when it drifted off-road into the west ditch. […]

Parades, ceremonies to mark Memorial Day

Two local parades followed by ceremonies will mark Memorial Day in Western Kenosha County. The Memorial Day  parade in Silver Lake begins at 9 a.m. Line up is at Riverview School. We’ve always found that downtown is a good vantage point, as the parade works its way back to the school. There will be a […]

Supervisor Breunig attends public issues conference

Kimberly Breunig, a county supervisor representing Salem, was one of 12 Wisconsin delegates attending the 2009 Public Issues Leadership Development Conference in Washington D.C. She represented the Wisconsin Associated County Extension Committees, Inc. at the conference. WACEC serves as the liaison between county government and the University of Wisconsin-Extension. More than 200 representatives from across […]

Mother arrested in Twin Lakes for leaving kids in hot car

A mother was arrested in Twin Lakes Saturday for leaving two children in a car where the temperature was over 100 degrees. From the Twin Lakes Police Department press release:  On Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 12:22PM officers responded to check the welfare of two infants sitting in an unattended vehicle parked in a parking […]

Rain out of the forecast for most of Sun., Mon.

Rain doesn’t look to threaten the remainder of the Memorial Day weekend. Temperatures are predicted to be in the mid 60s Sunday and Monday, with no rain predicted until Monday night. Tuesday and Wednesday could be wet too, so enjoy it while you can. No excuse to not attend a patriotic parade and a reverent ceremony, […]

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