Posts from ‘September, 2009’

Paris School contract talks get off to defiant start

Paris School teacher contract negotiations began Wednesday with a defiant stance from both sides. The teacher’s representative, Rick Moore, Southern Lakes United Educators executive director, gave an opening statement that included the assertion the union was not interested in concessions or givebacks, offered evidence that the district’s reputation for the highest pay in the county was […]

Frost still in tonight’s forecast

The National Weather Service is still forecasting patchy frost for tonight, but a higher low temperature of 40 degrees. (My garden didn’t frost last night, did yours? — SG ). So perhaps the frost danger is lower tonight. The rest of the weather for the rest of the week? Chilly with a pretty good chance […]

Non-emergency alarm gives Salem students and staff an impromptu fire drill

A snafu relating to ongoing construction work at Salem School meant students and staff got what amounted to an unscheduled fire drill Wednesday. “A cover to a smoke alarm was purposely removed in an unoccupied mechanical room to prepare for the soldering of pipes in the bathroom area of the new addition,” said district administrator […]

Seno Center to host Dracula as fundraiser

Beware! There is a new version of Dracula a foot to raise funds for the Seno Woodland Education Center. This version of Dracula is closely based on Bram Stoker”s classic novel of the same name. A young lawyer is assigned to a gloomy village in the mists of Eastern Europe. He is captured and imprisoned […]

Wheatland School Board hires Chaffee as interim administrator

The Wheatland Center School Board hired  Conrad Chaffee as interim administrator at a special meeting today. Chaffee’s hiring comes after the announcement that current administrator Scott Huth is retiring for health reasons. Chaffee will start on Thursday and has agreed to stay on through June 30, 2010,  if needed, said board President Christopher Serak. Chaffee, […]

Paris School teacher negotiations to begin

The highly anticipated contract negotiations between teachers and the Paris School District are set to get started Wednesday. The School Board and representatives of the teachers union will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the school. The agenda calls for both sides to exchange initial proposals and set a next meeting date. A closed session to discuss compensation is […]

Close out as Community Library director

Longtime director of the Community Library Mary Ellen Close has been removed from that position and reassigned to other duties. The action took place at a meeting of the library’s board Monday night, said Ken Mangold, a Randall representative to the board. The vote was 6 to 2. Before the vote to reassign Close, two […]

Wheatland Center to meet regarding interim administrator

The Wheatland Center School District has set a special meeting for tonight to consider the hiring of an interim administrator. The agenda for the meeting calls for a citizen participation on a temporary replacement for current district administrator Scott Huth, followed by a closed session to consider personnel matters. The agenda then includes an item for action on the […]

First frost, then rain

The forecast from the National Weather Service for frost the next couple of nights has not gone away. In fact, it seems a bit more emphatic. After the frost, a persistent chance of rain. Lovely weather we’re having!

Bristol considering solutions to Main Street parking

View Main Street Bristol in a larger map Solutions to a lack of parking in the town’s Main Street (199th Avenue) area are being considered by the Bristol Town Board. The issue first arose last month when Supervisor Ruth Atwood raised it after noting that the Bristol Post Office, which is on the street, will soon be […]

Railroad crossing before and after

The repairs to the Canadian National Railroad crossing at Cogswell Drive in Silver Lake is complete and the road open to traffic. Just in time for village residents to begin finding new routes into the village from north as Highway B is closed sometime this week at Highway 50 for ongoing intersection improvements there. Here […]

Twin Lakes sets building work hours

The Twin Lakes Village Board has formally set hours during which building activity can take place within the village. Construction will now be allowed only during the hours of: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. The board adding the hours to the village’s ordinance code […]

Highway B closing at Highway 50 this week

Lane closures on Highway 50 at Highway B are due to change this week, as the work by the state to make that intersection safer progresses. Currently the right or outside lanes in each direction on Highway 50 are closed while workers have been reconstructing the median, left lanes and left turn lanes. Starting sometime this week, […]

Wires arcing in Paddock Lake

At 6:16 a.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is being dispatched to the 6700 block of 238th Avenue for a report of arcing wires. It’s not known yet whether the wires have been knocked down. UPDATE 6:23 a.m.: Fire department on scene and investigating report. UPDATE 6:25 A.M.: Broken pole located. Wires not seen arcing now. Damage to be reported […]

Frost in forecast for Tuesday night

Temperatures are going to fall — and fast — over the next couple of days, with patchy frost in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday night, says the National Weather Service. High winds are expected to continue today and tonight, with gusts in the 40-plus mph range. The low temperature Tuesday is forecast for 36 […]

Tornado watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for seveal Wisconsin counties including Kenosha County. The watch is in effect until 2 a.m. Other counties affected are: Dodge Jefferson Milwaukee Ozaukee Racine Rock Walworth Washington Waukesha UPDATE: The National Weather Service has added a wind advisory for the area through 7 p.m., Monday. Winds […]

T-storms headed this way

The National Weather Service has issued a short-term weather forecast calling for thunderstorms — maybe within the hour. The line of storms is moving east at 50 miles an hour. Here’s the radar. UPDATE 4:11 p.m.: That line seems to have passed, but a 90 percent chance of rain is still in the forecast for tonight. UPDATE […]

Sewer work to begin in Paddock Lake

The first phase of Paddock Lake’s Sewer Rehabilitation project will begin Monday. American Hydro will start using a jet rodder Monday to clean sewers slated for repairs. On Monday, Oct. 22, Insituform will begin repairing the sewers using a cured in place process over a seven-week period. National Power Rodding will also assist in the […]

Seniors to host fish fry

The Westosha Senior Group will be serving their fall fish fry on Oct. 2, at the Westosha Community Center on Highway C, a half-mile east of Highway 45, Bristol. Serving will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m and again from 4 to 7 p.m. Prices are adults, $8; seniors, $7; and children (6 to […]

Wilmot Cheer Club to host Comedy Sportz

The Wilmot Cheer Club will present the Comedy Sportz Show and Dinner, Friday, Oct. 23. The fundraiser will start with dinner at 6 p.m. and the show in the Wilmot High School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are adults, $20, students and seniors $ 15. Tickets are available for purchase at Stage Stop in Wilmot , Peoples Bank […]

Power outage this morning

Some Western Kenosha County residents had a power outage over night. A recorded phone call from We Energies said over 1,000 customers were effected. We have a request in for more information. We’ll share what we find out. UPDATE 10:27 a.m.: The outage affected about 1,200 customers and stemmed from a problem in Burlington, said […]

KASA soccer action

KASA soccer started its fall season last weekend. NEW WITH MORE MORE ACTION: Here’s some video from games played today at Silver Lake Park, Salem: And some photos too:

Central football loses to Badger

A tie breaking fourth quarter touchdown put Badger ahead of the Central Falcons for good Saturday afternoon. The final score was 14-7. The Falcons rushed for 59 yards, and passed for 114. Badger logged 219 rushing yards and another 89 through the air. Dan Neighbors was the leading Falcon rusher with 36 yards on 11 carries. Jared […]

Twin Lakes Main Street project takes more steps forward

The $1 million, largely grant-funded project that will remake Main Street in Twin Lakes from Lake Street to Burden Street took a couple more steps forward this week. The Village Board approved spending about $65,500 on design work for the project. Administrator David Cox pointed out that while grants would often be available for design work […]

Legislature recognizes Twin Lakes Fire Department

Did you make it to the Twin Lakes Fire Department 80th anniversary celebration last Saturday? Two local state legislators did. State Rep. Samantha Kerkman and state Sen. Bob Wirch presented a plaque to the leaders of the department at the department’s anniversary fish boil and fry last Saturday. The plaque honored the department on behalf of the state […]

Randall supervisors looking into leaf collection plan

Three Randall town supervisors are organizing a system to collect leaves this fall. Supervisor Bob Gehring, a farmer, had volunteered to spread leaves from town residents on his fields. While many Randall residents live in a rural setting and can dispose of leaves on their property, others in denser neighborhoods might find it useful to have collection […]

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Mattel Toy Store reps making the rounds of local events

Representatives of The Mattel Toy Store coming to Wilmot this fall will be appearing at several area events to share more information about the store. Scheduled appearances are: Kenosha Harbor Market, Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., along Second Avenue, Kenosha. Wilmot Flea Market, Sunday, Sept. 27, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wilmot Ski Mountain. Tremper High School […]

Randall adds support for keeping library board reps as is

The Randall Town Board Thursday added its name to the list of member municipalities that have formally endorsed keeping representation equal on the Community Library Board. Randall Supervisor Rose Nolan was the only vote against the resolution. She did not give a reason for her opposition during the meeting. The composition of the board has become controversial after it was […]

Tryouts set for Westosha Youth Basketball Club

The Westosha Youth basketball Club has set tryout dates for the upcoming season. Tryouts will be held on two evenings. Any boy or girl interested in playing on one of the teams needs to attend one of the two tryouts. Any player interested in attending both tryouts is free to do so, but it is […]

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