Posts from ‘October, 2009’

Official trick or treat hours are today

The time is near, but here’s a last-minute reminder that trick or treat hours in Western Kenosha County municipalities that set them are 4 to 7 p.m. today — except for Wheatland, which already had official trick or treating. Here are some safety tips from the Sheriff’s Department as well.

West of the I poll results: Party on!

The results of our most recent West of the I poll were decidedly in favor of holiday parties at school during school hours for students. The most pro party answer — “Kids need some relief from the school day once in a while. Parties during school are OK” –received the highest percentage of votes — 45 percent. The most anti-party answer — “School is about […]

Lakeland seeking coaches, managers

Managers and coaches forms for Lakeland Little League baseball and softball are now being accepted for the 2010 season. You can download the forms here and turn them into the league office. Note that managers and coaches must fill out both the manager application and the volunteer form. If you have questions, contact Wally Zirbel, […]

Paris residents to meet with sheriff about break-ins

A group of Paris residents concerned with the number of break-ins recently in the town will be meeting with Sheriff David Beth Monday to discuss the issue. The meeting will take place at Paris Town Hall on Monday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m.  Beth is expected to have approximately an hour to listen to concerns and […]

First Kenosha County H1N1 death reported

Various media outlets are reporting the first H1N1 flu death in Kenosha County. The identity of the individual is not being disclosed. See the county’s H1N1 (swine) flu page for information about the disease.

Bristol to encourage employees of Main Street businesses to park at Town Hall

View Main Street Bristol in a larger map The Bristol Town Board has come up with a couple of strategies to try to ease the Main Street (199th Avenue) parking crunch. Town administrator Randy Kerkman reports that the town will be encouraging businesses there to have employees park in the Town Hall parking lot. Letters will be sent […]

Grand opening for Mattel Toy Store is Tuesday

The New Mattel Toy Store in Wilmot will hold its grand opening on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The store will have the world’s most popular brands under one roof and is located at the American Girl complex at 12400 Fox River Rd, Wilmot, Wisconsin. Regional director Jeff Toboyek said the store will carry a wide variety of […]

One-day farmers market to be held in Bristol Nov. 7

A farmers’ market will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. to noon in cooperation with the Second Annual Rural Landowner conference and trade show. Individuals can attend the farmers’ market and trade show only or can stay and learn about a variety of topics related to small scale farming and living in […]

West of the I poll: School holiday parties

Riverview School recently enacted a no holiday party policy. Other schools have moved away from parties during school time as well. What do you think?(opinion)

Sheriff’s Department offers trick or treat safety advice

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has issued the following Halloween trick or treating advice: Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth and The National Crime Prevention Council would like to wish everyone a safe and fun Halloween. In preparation for Halloween parties or trick-or-treating, we would like to extend some safety tips to ensure that your kids’ spooky night […]

Pringle to host family Halloween hike

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will hold a Family Friendly Halloween Night Hike on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume for this safe Halloween hike as participants learn about how animals hide at night, Hikers also will see if any nocturnal friends will give […]

Paris School Board certifies levy

The Paris School Board certified a total tax levy Monday that was largely the same as that approved by district electors at the August annual meeting. The certified levy was $2,190,555 — about $4,000 more than approved at the annual meeting. District administrator Roger Gahart explained the corresponding mill rate had to be adjusted slightly higher than that presented at the annual […]

Eastern Star to host open house and bazaar Sunday

Bristol Chapter Order of the Eastern Star is hosting an open house and bazaar Sunday, Nov. 1, from noon to 4 p.m. at Washburn Masonic Lodge, 8102 199th Ave., Bristol. In addition to informational tables about Eastern Star, Masonry and Job’s Daughters, there will be homemade crafts and jewelry and vendors of home-based businesses, such […]

Two car crash at Highway 83 and JF

At 4:20 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a two vehicle crash at Highways 83 and JF in Salem. Two injuries reported. UPDATE 4:24 p.m.: Crash involved a Pontiac Grand Prix and a Pontiac Sunfire. Personnel at the scene report a possible neck injury and a knee injury. View Larger Map

Wheatland Center School referendum passes

The Wheatland Center School tax levy referendum passed 193 to 163. The vote will allow the district to continue to exceed its state revenue limit by $300,000 for four more years. Here’s the breakdown of the vote by municipality: Wheatland 172 yes, 143 no. Salem 19 yes, 14 no. Randall 2 yes, 2 no. Brighton […]

Wheatland Center School to give buses in back a try

View Larger Map Buses will enter and exit the school grounds at the access shown at the bottom of the map, travel along the south side of the building and pick-up and drop-off in the area on the west side of the building where you can see a oval pointed on the pavement. In the […]

Riverview School hires Feld as interim administrator

Riverview School will be welcoming back a familiar face as the district’s interim administrator. Douglas Feld who has filled various roles at the school for 40 years, was tapped by the School Board Monday to fill the administrator role while a permanent replacement for outgoing administrator Todd LeRoy is sought. LeRoy resigned earlier this month and will […]

Paris students earn School Board recognition

This month’s Paris School Board recognition went to the following students: Zackary Klabunde was recognized for his help installing and then stocking the school’s new library shelves. The shelving was purchased through funds raised by the school’s PTO. This summer, Zackary was at the school, since his mother works in the office, and he asked […]

New Riverview policy on Halloween parties affirmed by board

The district’s new position on not allowing Halloween parties during the school day without academic justification will remain in place after the issue received a hearing before the School Board Monday night. The policy on parties had previously been approved, but appeared as an agenda item on Monday’s meeting agenda. Assistant district administrator Joe Dawidziak defended the policy, saying Halloween parties that did not have […]

Riverview versus Salem in girls basketball action

Riverview played Salem in girls basketball Monday at Salem. In the B game, Salem defeated Riverview. Here’s some video: Here’s some video from the A game (I had to leave before the game ended so I don’t know who won):

Riverview approves 21 percent increase in tax levy

A tax levy increase of about 21 percent was approved by the electors and school board of the Riverview School District Monday night. Like most other Western Kenosha County school districts this fall, that steep increase in the amount of district revenue to come from local property taxes was chiefly due to less state aid than last year and less even than what […]

Fox River on rise, but still below flood level

It seems like it’s been forever since anyone was concerned about the level of the Fox River. After the June 19 storm, there were not a lot of significant rain events to bump up the river all summer. But the steady rain of recent weeks has caused the river to finally to start to rise. As of this morning it was at 8.6 […]

Wheatland Center School voters to decide referendum Tuesday

Residents of the Wheatland Center School District will be able to vote in a tax levy referendum Tuesday. The referendum seeks to allow the district to continue to tax $300,000 over the state revenue limit, which essentially would extend authority granted four years ago, but which has expired. Essentially the same measure failed in April […]

Paris School Board to hold meeting for levy, negotitations

The Paris School Board will hold a special meeting tonight. On the agenda is certification of the tax levy. A levy of $2.19 million was approved at the district’s annual meeting in August. That represented a 28 percent increase over last year’s levy, mostly due to additional levy authority granted by a referendum in June. The levy […]

County executive schedules public discussion sessions in Silver Lake, Salem

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser has announced upcoming after office hours sessions in Silver Lake and Salem. Kreuser will be available to meet county residents: Wednesday, Nov. 4, Silver Lake Village Hall, 113 South First St., Silver Lake, from 5:30 p.m. until the start of the Village Board of Trustees meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, […]

Unmanned boat found on Silver Lake

At 1:56 p.m., authorities are investigating a unmanned boat that is traveling in circles under power on Silver Lake. A deputy is on the lake in another boat and rescue services are being called to stage at the lake. UPDATE 1:58 p.m.: Deputy on the lake reports that the owner of the boat is on […]

Two CHS, one WHS runners advance to state cross country meet

The Wisconsin Sectional Cross Country Meet was held at University of Wisconsin-Parkside Saturday, with runners from Central and Wilmot high schools competing. Qualifying for the state meet from Central were Erik Carlson, with a time of 17:09,  and Hannah Andrekus, with a time of  15:58. Wilmot’s Emily Hamilton, with a time of 15:50, also qualified for the […]

Injury crash at Highways 50 and W

At 10:57 a.m., Twin Lakes and Wheatland fire and rescue crews and the Sheriff’s Department are being dispatched to a crash at Highways 50 and W (south, also known as Fox River Road). One injury reported. The scene is partially blocking the eastbound lanes of Highway 50. UPDATE 11:03 a.m. — Towing called for two vehicles, one needing a […]

Soup tasting event to benefit west of the I seniors

Meals on Wheels and the Westosha Community Center along with their sponsor PATS Services Inc. will present Bowls ‘n’ Bakers Nov. 11 at Bristol Oaks Country Club. The event, centered on a soup tasting contest featuring your favorite soups from area restaurants, raises funds for Western Kenosha County senior services. Tickets are $15. You get to vote for […]

Wilmot to present Neil Simon’s ‘Fools’

Wilmot High School will present Neil Simon’s comedy “Fools” on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m, and Saturday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. The play takes place in the cursed Ukrainian village of Kulyenchikov 100 years ago. The curse? For 200 years […]

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