Posts from ‘January, 2010’

Construction of ice shanty most likely saved two lives in Paddock Lake

It’s New Year’s Day 2010, and Tom Mueller and Cody Styscko are engaged in the sport that has bonded them for the past 10 years. What started out as a typical evening of ice fishing on Paddock Lake, the site suddenly turned into a tragic accident scene when the ice shanty the pair occupied was […]

Raffle slated to help Mueller Family

Mike Mueller, brother of Tom Mueller, has organized a raffle to aid the Mueller Family due to lost wages and destroyed fishing equipment as a result of the Jan. 1 accident. The drawing will be held Saturday, Feb. 6, at Drifters, Highway 50, Paddock Lake, following the Drifter’s Ice Fishing Derby. First prize is $500 […]

KASA to run iceless hockey this year

KASA Sports is accepting registrations for its first ever iceless hockey league. The season will run from Feb. 13 through March 27. All games will be played at Salem Grade School on Saturdays. The registration form, which includes additional details, is available here. For additional information, you can email Jim Gere at kasasoccer@yahoo.com or text /call 262-220-5682.

February is coin raiser month for The Sharing Center

During the entire month of February, the Sharing Center of Paddock Lake is sponsoring a “coin raiser” at many schools, businesses and organizations in Western Kenosha County. Please consider donating some “pocket change” when you see coin banks with the Sharing Center logo at participating locations. The Sharing Center is a not-for-profit charity that is home to a […]

Supervisor suggests skating on Lake Benedict be explored

View Larger Map A Randall supervisor is asking the town Park Board to consider creating a ice skating area on Lake Benedict. Supervisor Rose Nolan said she was approached by a constituent with the request for the town to create an ice skating area. The resident thought the area out from Fox Park would be suitable for skating. Nolan asked Supervisor Ken Mangold, a member of the […]

Zuckowski Memorial Ice Derby coming to Benedict and Tombeau Feb. 6

The Mike Zukowski Memorial Ice Derby will take place on lakes Benedict and Tombeau, Saturday, Feb. 6 from 7 a.m. to noon. Prizes for largest fish of the day — walleye, bass and northern — will be awarded. There will be raffle prizes as well, but raffle tickets are available at the event only. The $20 per […]

Symphony to perform Classic Valentine concert

Join the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra and Maestra Miriam Burns for A Classic Valentine on Saturday, February 13, at Reuther Auditorium,  Kenosha, featuring renowned pianist Fumi Nishikiori performing Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto.  The Symphony also performs Finzi’s Romance and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2. The concert begins at 8 p.m. with a pre-concert discussion at 7 p.m.  […]

Salem PTO Family Fun Night coverage

The Salem School PTO hosted its third annual Family Fun Night Friday at the school. Those attending found an array of games, puzzles and crafts to enjoy with their family members. When hungry or thirsty, there was free popcorn and lemonade. Here are some photos of the festivities:

Lakewood Girl Scouts to host spaghetti dinner

Lakewood Girl Scouts, Troop 7286, will be hosting a spaghetti dinner, Saturday, Jan. 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. The dinner will be held in the cafeteria at Lakewood School, Twin Lakes. Ticket prices are: Adults $6 Children 4-12 – $4 Children 3 and under free There will also be a bake sale. Proceeds from the sale will help […]

Slight warming trend forecast

For those who feel frozen to the bone over recent days, there’s good news. It’s going to get warmer, according to the National Weather Service. Unfortunately, it won’t be warm, warm — highs still below 30 in fact. But it will be good to say good-bye to highs in the teens for awhile won’t it?

Candidate suggests Randall host pre-election events

One of the candidates for Randall Town Board this spring is suggesting the town government host meet and greet events for people to get to know who’s running for office. Mark Nordigan made his proposal at the Town Board’s regular meeting Thursday. He spoke during citizens’ comments. Nordigan said he thinks both candidates and the public would benefit […]

Central tops Badger in boys basketball

Central boys basketball traveled to Lake Geneva to face the Badgers in a Southern Lakes Conference game on Thursday. The Falcons definitely looked to shut down two of the conference’s leading scorers — Badger’s Preston Dailey and Justin Bowers. And the plan certainly was effective. Central came out fast in the first quarter with the […]

Paris School to be at Just Add Kids Expo

Paris School will have a promotional booth at the Just Add Kids Expo 2010 on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Burlington RV Superstore located at I-94 and Highway 20 in Sturtevant. Families interested in exploring open enrollment are invited to stop by for information. Children can make a bookmark, […]

Former library director dismissed from job she was demoted to

Mary Ellen Close, who was demoted from director of the Community Library to circulation clerk last fall, has now been dismissed from the library staff altogether. Close was dismissed last week, said Ken Mangold, Library Board member from Randall. “Her services were no longer required,” Mangold said. He would not elaborate on why Close was let go. Close’s last position was one […]

Dog parks may get $12,000 donation

The effort to raise $25,000 in matching funds  to build two off-leash dog parks in Kenosha County may get a big boost if an anonymous person’s pending $12,000 donation is completed. Mark Modory, the county supervisor who has been spearheading the drive to build the parks, said a person has approached the county about buying naming rights for the […]

State Rep. Kerkman issues statement on Doyle’s state of the state

State Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Randall) issued the following statement following Gov. James Doyle’s final State of the State Address and the decrease in revenues: “I find it disheartening that Governor Doyle credits himself with creating or saving 44,000 jobs and for ‘saving’ companies such as U-Line and Mercury Marine. In reality, we nearly lost those […]

Randall School Board candidates to address questions at union-sponsored panel discussion

Randall School’s Teachers’ Union is sponsoring a panel discussion for the  five residents that are running for the school board in the Feb. 16 primary election. Each candidate will be given 20 minutes to answer a list of selected questions. Each candidate will be given the list of the questions prior to speaking to the […]

Twin Lakes dogs protecting turf from trepassers given defense

Twin Lakes dogs that bite someone trespassing on the property where the dog lives have been given a chance to have their action defended after a change in the village’s dog control ordinance. The changes were first discussed at a Committee of the Whole meeting earlier this month. Trustee Thomas Connolly said he felt the ordinance was flawed because a dog that […]

Quotable: Welcome and may you soon be obsolete

“I hope you understand when I say I hope that your tenure is short …” Former town official Audrey Van Slochteren speaking to newly appointed Bristol town supervisors at a meeting Monday. Part of Bristol incorporated as a village in December and a referendum on annexing the remaining town to the village as well is anticipated. Until then, there’s a village of […]

Salem officials consider draft comprehensive plan

Salem town officials will be pondering what types of economic development they might want to plan to attract as part of the state-mandated planning process. A draft of the plan was considered by the Town Board and Planning and Zoning Commission at a special meeting Wednesday. The nearly four year process is nearing the end, with approval of a plan anticipated […]

Salem PTO to host Family Fun Night Friday

The Salem School PTO will host its third annual Family Fun and Games Night this Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. The event wil take place in Salem School’s main gym, cafetorium and LGI room. The event is designed as an educational evening of good old fashioned game playing. A parent or parents are expected […]

Salem students battling with coins to benefit earthquake victims

Students in Alyson Davis’ fifth grade class at Salem School have found a fun way to help earthquake victims in Haiti and get their whole school — and perhaps the community beyond — involved. All this week, Davis’s class is leading a penny challenge to benefit those in need in Haiti. “My students and I were discussing the earthquake and […]

Lake Shangri-la ice fishing derby this weekend

The Lake Shangri-la Property Owners Association will host its 41st annual ice fishing derby this Saturday and Sunday. Headquarters for the event is the Community Center, 22112 121st St. Food and refreshments will be served from 6 a.m. until closing both days. There will be hourly door prizes, special raffles and prizes for all members of the […]

Salem Town Board, Plan Commission to meet on comprehensive plan

The Salem Town Board and Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a joint informational meeting today at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall, 9814 Antioch Road, On the agenda is a presentation by the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission on the Town of Salem Comprehensive Plan: 2035.

Still time to register for Lakeland baseball, softball

There is still time  to register for Lakeland Little League’s 56th season. Baseball (ages 5-18) and fast pitch softball (ages 6-18) registration fees are: $125 for Minor League and above. $75 for Instructional Leagues. On-site registration will take place Thursday, Jan. 28, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Central High School cafetorium. Online registration is underway and continues […]

Twin Lakes swears in new police lieutenants

The individuals selected to fill three new lieutenant positions on the Twin Lakes Police Department — Dennis Linn, Joseph Balog and John Andrews — were sworn in Tuesday. The ceremony was conducted by Dave Cox, village administrator, with family members and friends, Village Board members, members of the Police Commission and members of the police force  in attendance. The positions were […]

Wilmot High School Applies for Race to the Top Plan

Wilmot High School submitted its signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in order to collaborate with the state of Wisconsin in the federal Race to the Top program. The school hopes to receive $69,000 from the $4 billion fund created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The purpose of Race to the Top […]

Paris still gathering info for noise ordinance

Paris town officials are not ready yet to act on a noise ordinance that could address complaints about Great Lakes Dragaway. Town Board members told a full house Tuesday at Town Hall that they were still gathering information on the topic. “There’s still more information to be gathered and conversations that have to take place,” said town […]

Semi hits and damages bridge

A semi tractor trailer hit a bridge in the 15700 block of Highway N in Paris Monday. There was structural damage to the bridge as a result of the impact. The semi continued 200 feet into a heavy forested tree line, said Sgt. Gil Benn, Sheriff’s Department spokesman. Fuel was leaked and semi truck and […]

Wilmot JV cheerleaders successfully defend championship

Amy Kaelber shared the following report: Wilmot High School JV cheerleading squad competed at the Wisconsin All Star Cheer Championships in Wausau on Saturday. The JV team competed in the small cheer division and took first place defending their first place win from last year.

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