Posts from ‘June, 2009’

Randall approved for $100,000 grant for bowl flooding

Randall is in line to receive a grant to address flooding issues at the Nippersink Bowl. But there’s some process to go yet and the town will not actaully receive the grant funds until the project is complete. Kenneth Ward, the town’s engineer, reported the good news at last week’s Town Board meeting. The Community […]

SBA will tour county to assess flood damage

The damage from flooding after heavy rain nearly two weeks ago was not enough to get a FEMA disaster declaration. But representatives from the Small Business Administration and Emergency Management  on Tuesday, July 7 will tour some of the homes/businesses that were damaged from the June 19 storm that hit Kenosha County. “In order to be eligible […]

Cooler temps forecast for Tues., Wed.

If you woke up this morning, felt a chill, and figured the temperature will be heating up later to late June levels, you’re going to be disappointed. The forecast for today and tomorrow calls for high temperatures only in the high 60s. There’s some chance of rain Tuesday and Wednesday as well, but not drenching […]

Bristol’s Veterans Park to get berm

Veteran’s Park, which lies just west of the more unsightly side of  Bristol Town Hall, may get a screening berm this summer. Town administrator Randy Kerkman explained how a berm could be built along the east side of the park about six feet tall. That would be high enough to screen out some of the […]

Silver Lake Fourth of July fun this weekend

The Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Department and the newly formed Silver Lake Area Chamber of Commerce are collaborating on a weekend of Fourth of July fun this year. The two groups have lined up music, raffles, games, food, beverages, kids activities, eating contests, a rubber duck race on the Fox River and  more at the […]

Silver Lake Concert in the Park starts with Crawford band

The Silver Lake Concert in the Park series kicked off Sunday evening with the Pat Crawford Big Band.

Wilmot 2 tops Wheatland Firemen’s Fest water fights

It’s summer fire department festival time and that means water fights. Water fights were part of the weekend festivities at Wheatland — business people Saturday and firefighters Sunday. In the contests, four-person hose teams battle to push a barrel over the other team’s line. The host team came in fourth Sunday with third place going […]

Congregation celebrates pastor of 15 years last day in Salem

The congregation at Salem United Methodist Church said good-bye today to their pastor of the last 15 years — Joe Mitchell. Mitchell has been reassigned to pastor at two churches in Sturgeon Bay, Door County. He will be succeeded at Salem UMC by Grace Cajiuat, who officially takes over July 1. With a stay that […]

Libertyfest parade coverage

Here’s some photos from the Libertyfest parade which worked its  way through Twin Lakes from Legion Park to Lance Park.

Wheatland Firemen’s Fest parade coverage

In honor of its 40th anniversary, the Wheatland Firemen’s Festival included  a parade through New Munster this year. Here’s a few shots from the parade:

Scenes from Twin Lakes Libertyfest

Twin Lakes’ Libertyfest enjoyed great weather this year, well up until the last couple of hours or so. Here are some photos from Saturday’s festivities. Liberty Brawl II “The War by the Shore” was a highlight of Saturday afternoon for wrestling fans. The Aquanuts gave a special performance as part of Libertyfest. Other scenes: Parade […]

Photos from Libertyfest, Wheatland Firemen’s Festival

We had  people taking photos at both Libertyfest this weekend and the Wheatland Firemen’s Festival. We’re working on getting photos posted from both events, so check back!

Three locals charged in robbery spree

Lake County officials have charged three Western Kenosha County residents and others with being part of 20 robberies in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. The following suspects were identified at a press conference Friday: Michael Boyle, 42, of Twin Lakes. Sean Kettledon, 25, of Paddock Lake. A 16-year-old from Silver Lake whose name was withheld. […]

Safety Town Class of 2009 graduates

Another class of future kindergarten pupils is a little more aware of safety thanks to Kathy Harris Safety Town. The class of 2009 graduated Friday at Bristol School. Through the course the students learn about a number of safety topics, such as traffic, bikes, being a pedestrians, strangers and the school bus. Jill  Wagner leads […]

Silver Lake teen tops local muskie hunt

The 2009 Silver Lake Youth Muskie Hunt hit the water early Friday morning. The weather was nice and the fishing good, with several large northerns landed and one muskie netted by noon. There were about 20 youth participants, with about half of those being from Silver Lake. The event was organized by Silver Lake Police […]

Silver Lake County Park beach reopened

If you’re looking for somewhere to escape the heat, you’re in luck. Silver Lake County Park beach has been reopened. E.coli testing shows the bacteria levels have returned to normal levels, said Jonathan Rudie,  general manager, Kenosha County Division of Parks. The beach was closed Thursday, for elevated E. coli test results.

Randall may survey residents

If you’re a Randall resident and have wanted to have your say about town issues you may get your chance. The Town Board began the process of surveying all property owners in the town at Thursday’s meeting. The Town Board unanimously directed the Plan Commission to begin working on assembling a survey and reporting back […]

Well at Petrifying Springs Park closed for bacteria

If anyone out here gets water from the artisian wells at Petrifying Springs County Park in Somers, you might want to know that the wells have been closed because the water has tested positive for fecal coliform bacteria, probably due to the heavy rains of a week ago. Here’s more info.

Crash victims identified

The Sheriff’s Department has identified the victims in the crash in the 29600 block of  Highway K, Brighton, yesterday evening as: Denise Dooley, 18,  driver, deceased. Alivia Manon, 18,  front passenger, deceased. Tanya Nitschneider, 18, rear passenger, non-life threatening injuries. “The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is saddened by this senseless loss and wishes to remind […]

Silver Lake County Park beach closed for swimming

Silver Lake County Park beach has been closed due to a test showing elevated E. coli levels considered unsafe for swimming, the county has announced. The sample was taken today. It showed a result of 2,419 colonies present. A result of  800 colonies puts a swimming beach on alert and a count of or over […]

Lightning hosting huge tournament this weekend

If you’re looking to take in a ballgame this weekend, the Wisconsin Lightning softball organization has you covered and then some. Wisconsin Lightning is hosting its annual NSA Qualifying “Battle of the Borders” girl’s fast pitch scholarship tournament this weekend. Participating will be over 47 teams competing in four age groups, — 10U, 12U, 14U […]

Two teens die in Brighton crash

Two teenage girls died in a car crash Wednesday evening. Kenosha County sheriff’s deputies responded at 7:16 p.m. to a report of fatal accident in the Brighton. The single vehicle crash occurred in 29600 block of Highway K (60th Street). Initial reports indicate that a 2003 Jetta was traveling westbound on Highway K when it […]

New shoreline building rules get over hurdle

New shoreline building regulations have been passed by the state Natural Resources Board, the Associated Press is reporting: Property owners would have to limit waterproof surfaces such as roofs and driveways. Buildings within 75 feet of the water would be limited to 35 feet in height. Homeowners who want to expand a pre-existing structure within 75 […]

Hot today, more rain likely tonight

After you ride out the heat of today, brace yourself. There’s more rain in the forecast for tonight. After that, temps should stay in the high 80s, with some chance of more rain Saturday and Sunday. Meanwhile, the Fox River is expected to recede to below the action stage sometime Friday, after peaking at 11.12 […]

Pringle hosting family campout this weekend

The Pringle Nature Center will be hosting a family camp out this weekend. The event will begin at 4 p.m., Saturday, and conclude at 10 a.m. Sunday. The center is located at 9800 160th Ave., Bristol. Cost is $10 per tent. Families may bring multiple tents. Activities will include: Songs and stories around the campfire […]

Almost $13 million in flood damage here so far

What kind of damage did the recent flooding cause? Here’s the latest estimates from the county: $11,975,000 in estimated private sector damages based upon 1, 202 homes and businesses that were flooded. $847,934 in estimated public sector damages broken down as follows: $21,900 in debris clearance. $57,000 in protective measures. $264,559 in road systems. $110,000 […]

Homes at equestrian development get initial OK from Bristol planners

View Larger Map The site of Sunflower Farms is seen here. The equestrian facility is visible in the lower right. The proposed homes would be on the west (left) side of the property. A proposal to add houses to the Sunflower Farms development got an initial approval from the Bristol Plan Commission in the form […]

Three rob Bristol store at gunpoint

Sheriff’s deputies are looking for three suspects who robbed a convenience store in the 20000 block of 75th Street, Bristol, early Tuesday morning. Deputies responded to the report of an armed robbery at 12:46 a.m. The suspects had already left the store and were last seen headed eastbound on foot with no vehicle in sight. […]

Lightning softball has successful weekend

The Lightning girls fastpitch softball team had a very successful weekend  in the Wisconsin State National Softball Association Tournament this weekend in Middleton. The 10U squad won first place, 12U Black won first place, 14U Black won runner up and 16U Black won first place.

Bristol to add extra bulk pick-up day July 2

Bristol will have an extra bulk garbage pick-up day July 2 to help out those cleaning up after last week’s heavy rain and flooding. The extra day will work the same as the regularly scheduled bulk garbage pick-up day the third week of the month, only two weeks earlier. “This gives people the weekend to […]

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