Posts from ‘November, 2009’

Paddock Lake Planning Commission to consider conceptual plan for multi-use development along 248th Avenue

The Paddock Lake Planning Commission will consider a development Tuesday that is larger than it has likely reviewed in a while in the current slumping development and real estate economy. General Properties Inc. of Northfield, Ill., Urban Green LLC of Lincolnwood, Ill. and village resident Matthew Nolan are seeking conceptual plan review  of a planned unit development consisting of: 140-unit senior living center. Medical […]

Roundabout back before Central HS board Tuesday

The Central High School Board has the controversial roundabout intersection on Highway 83 back on the agenda of its Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday evening. The board is expected to hear an update on the building project and then hear a presentation and have discussion regarding the roundabout. The board also is expected to consider fees from engineering firm Nielsen, Matsen and […]

Paddock Lake t-shirt design contest gets a little richer

Last week, the Paddock Lake Village Board approved the concept of a contest to set the design of  a 25th anniversary village t-shirt. Profits from the shirts would help defray the cost of the planned 50th anniversary celebration village officials would like to host next summer. Trustee Karen Harris said she had secured a $25 gift card for Drifters that could […]

Arnison recognized for service to Paddock Lake

Tom Arnison’s many years of service on the Paddock Lake Plan Commission and Lake District were recognized by the Village Board this week. The board passed a resolution honoring Arnison and presented him with a plaque. Here’s the presentation:

Pringle Center to host snow tracks program

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave. , Bristol will hold a program titled “Nature Story Time Hike: Snow Tracks by Jean George” on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 to 11  a.m. Bring out the little ones as participants sit down to read a book. In the winter time, you can see what story the animals […]

Symphony plans Holiday Spectacular

The entire family is certain to get in the mood for Christmas by attending the “Holiday Spectacular” Kenosha Symphony concert being held on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 4 p.m. The concert will be performed at Reuther Auditorium, the corner of 58th Street and Sheridan Road, Kenosha. This family holiday celebration will feature seasonal favorites, including […]

Flight for Life responding to crash along Highway K

At 1:22 p.m., Flight for Life is responding to the scene of a three-vehicle crash in the 14100 block of Highway K along the Bristol/Paris border. Two vehicles are involved, with a third vehicle with some minor involvement. The Bristol Fire Department and sheriff’s deputies are on the scene. Emergency crews are working to free one person from a vehicle, according […]

Dairyland greyhounds will be adopted

The urgent need to adopt greyhounds racing at Dairyland Greyhound Park has received some  attention around the web these days. If you haven’t heard, the track, located just over the I and the state’s last one operating, will cease racing as of Jan. 1. Here’s the track’s statement on the matter, which does differ somewhat […]

Happy Thanksgiving …

Whether you spend it West of the I or somewhere else, may you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Whitish Thanksgiving?

The National Weather Service has revised its forecast for Thanksgiving — for the worse. Now they are saying there could be a slight accumulation of snow– maybe half an inch. High temp tomorrow? 38.

Bristol extends public works employees contract with 1% increase

The Bristol Town Board extended the contract of its Public Works Department employees for one year and gave them a 1 percent pay increase Monday night. The employees are represented by the Labor Association of Wisconsin, said town administrator Randy Kerkman. Labor Association of Wisconsi

Bristol Hair Shoppe gets in holiday giving mood

Bristol Hair Shoppe may have just opened five months ago in downtown Bristol. But they already are thinking about how to help the community at large. Earlier this month the salon hosted an event for 30 of their guests to help collect items to donate. They called the event the “Dump and Dine” night. For […]

West of the I part of WGTD year in review show

Yours truly of  West of the I participated in a year in review on WGTD’s Community Matters radio show, hosted by Len Iaquinta. Others participating in the look at what was news locally in 2009 were Peter Selkowe of The Racine Post and Steve Lund of the Kenosha News. WGTD can be heard at 91.1 […]

Former Silver Lake leader faces sexual assault charges

Former Silver Lake village President Ronald C. Wieland has been charged with two counts of second degree sexual assault of a child, court records show. Wieland is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing tomorrow in Kenosha before court Commissioner Carl Greco. Silver Lake police Chief Daniel Kingsley said Wieland was arrested last week in Silver […]

Paddock Lake approves anniversary t-shirt contest

Paddock Lake will be looking for a resident with a knack for combining local history with a cool t-shirt. The Village Board on Tuesday night approved a brainchild of Trustee Karen Harris to sell 50th anniversary t-shirts and conduct a contest to set the design. The margin between the cost of the t-shirts and the […]

Units responding to Salem garage fire

At 9:24 p.m., units from Salem Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire Department are responding to a report of a garage fire in the 23600 block of 81st St., Salem. Someone had a car on a battery charger in the garage, radio transmissions said. When they went to the garage to check on the vehicle, they found the structure on fire. The garage is not attached to […]

Wilmot School Board mulls course additions and deletions for 2010-11 school year

Chorale, Ceramics III and IV, Exploring Tech Ed II, Advanced Metals, AP Spanish and other programs could face the guillotine next year if Wilmot Union High School board approves significant course additions and deletions. Principal Chris Trottier outlined a plan to add Digital Electronics, Civil Engineering and Architecture, and Web 3.0, and delete a dozen […]

Snow in the air for Thanksgiving?

No accumulation is expected but there is snow in the National Weather  Service forecast for Thanksgiving Day.

Twin Lakes approves village budget with 5.53% levy increase — and a motorcycle

Purchasing the police motorcycle the police department has been using for years and continuing pay for some village commission members were restored to the Twin Lakes 2010 budget before its approval Monday night. The resulting levy will be $3,255,231 for 2010, about a 5.5 percent increase from 2009′s levy of $3,084,497. The budget and levy were approved unanimously by the Village Board. A public […]

Paris YES Committee hosting school funding event

The Paris YES Committee  is sponsoring a community-wide information and action event on school-funding reform Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Paris School, 1901 176th Ave. (Highway D). Tom Beebe, executive director of the Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools, will present his program “Solving Wisconsin’s School-Funding Problem” to participants. The presentation is open to […]

American Legion to host Santa visit

The Schultz-Hahn American Legion and Women’s Auxiliary is having their annual Children’s Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec. 6. Santa Claus will arrive promptly at noon. The party will run until 2 p.m. The event is for children up to the age of 10 years old. Each child will receive a gift from Santa along with […]

Salem Community Foundation offering scrip programs

The Salem Community Foundation is looking to catch people up on its most recent activities. The foundation was incorporated in early June 2009 and is a tax exempt non profit organization. Therefore, all donations are tax deductible on an individual’s tax return. The group’s initial purpose was to identify alternate sources of funding for Salem […]

The Sharing Center distributes Thanksgiving dinners to area families

A large group of volunteers gathered at Holy Cross Catholic Church-Wilmot for The Sharing Center’s annual Thanksgiving dinner meal distribution. From 6 a.m. until just before 10, people who had adopted a family for the holiday brought in the makings of a holiday feast. The supplies were taken into the church’s gymnasium and arranged efficiently by number. Then at around 10 a.m., the food […]

Highway B and 50 intersection work behind schedule

View Larger Map The latest estimated completion date is Dec. 4 for the Highways B and 50 intersection work. The delay has been due to poor soil conditions and wet weather, said Dennis Shook, Wisconsin Department of Transportation spokesman. The project, which cost an estimated $1.7 million, is adding traffic signals, improved left-turn lanes and other changes […]

Lightning basketball tryouts coming up

Lightning Girls Youth Basketball will be holding tryouts  the next two weekends: Nov. 21, check in at 9 a.m. Tryouts from 10 a.m. to noon. Dec. 6, check in at 5 p.m. Tryouts from 6 to 8 p.m. Both sessions will be at Wilmot Union High School, 11112 308th Ave., Wilmot. Cost for new player is $250. Cost for returning […]

Salem to begin radar tracking of speed soon

The Salem public safety officer should soon be on roads in the town checking the speed of drivers. The town purchased radar speed detection equipment two months ago. David Shortess, public safety officer, said Tuesday he expects the enforcement to begin in about a week. Town administrator Patrick Casey said this week that natural areas for increased enforcement […]

Silver Lake Fire and Rescue Squad Auxiliary to host bake sale

Silver Lake Fire and Rescue Squad Auxiliary will present a delicious assortment of goodies at the group’s annual bake sale. The sale will take place at the American Legion Hall on Cogswell Drive in Silver Lake , Friday, starting at 4:30 p.m. Donated baked goods should be at the hall by 4 p.m. Also, beginning […]

Around the clock work gets green light at new fire station/highway department site

Work at the site of the new Salem highway department/ fire station on Highway C has the blessing of the Town Board to proceed 24 hours seven days a week, if desired. The board gave its sanction to the action at a special meeting Tuesday. However, town administrator Patrick Casey pointed out the approval wasn’t really necessary […]

Sheriff’s Department gives notice of sex offender release

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is making notification of the release of convicted sex offender John A. Butterbrodt into Western Kenosha County. Butterbrodt was convicted of  first degree sexual assault of a child. He was placed in the community last week, after having been released from prison earlier this month. He will be residing within a half-mile radius of Highways […]

Twin Lakes still working on 2010 budget

Some additional changes to the Twin Lakes village budget that could lower the tax levy from an earlier proposal are being considered. Administrator David Cox outlined some $54,000 in potential cuts and $9,000 in additional potential revenue for the Village Board to consider Monday. If implemented those changes would bring the property tax for 2010 to $3,214, […]

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