Posts from ‘February, 2010’

Salem resident Blayne Kirsch working in Haiti

Blayne Kirsch’s home is in Salem, where he lives with his wife, Pam, and their three sons.  But as an engineer who is a civilian employee of the US Navy, Blayne has been in Haiti for the last month as part of a team assessing all kinds of structures for safety and giving other aid in the wake of that nation’s devastating earthquake last […]

Church of the Redeemer meeting at Central High School

Church of the Redeemer-Midwest is now meeting at Central High School in Paddock Lake. This family-friendly, Bible- based service features contemporary music with a sprinkling of old hymn favorites. Sunday services are at 10:15 a.m. For information check out the website www.church-redeemermidwest.org or call 262-857-9317.

Wheatland FD to host corned beef cabbage dinner

The Town Of  Wheatland Volunteer Fire Department will host a corned beef and cabbage dinner on March 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. The dinner will be at at Luisa’s Pizza, 6806 317th Ave. Tickets are $9 in advance, $10 at door. Tickets can be purchased from fire department members or at Luisa’s Pizza and Local Folks in New Munster. […]

Western Kenosha County residents join Polar Plungers

Probably very few people would think today was a good day for a swim. But jump into the cold waters of Lake Andrea many people still did today during Special Olympics Polar Plunge. Perhaps it was because of the cause behind the annual event. Money raised by the Polar Plunge help fund local Special Olympics programs, which provide individuals […]

Job’s Daughters Bethel 79 hosting open meeting today

Job’s Daughters Bethel 79 is hosting an open meeting at 10 a.m. today, Feb. 27,  at Washburn Masonic Temple, 8102 199th Ave., Bristol. The meeting is open to the public and will introduce people to the organization. Refreshments and games will follow the meeting. Job’s Daughters is an organization for young women ages 10 to […]

Salem UMC to host Smorgasbord supper March 7

Salem United Methodist Church will hold its annual Smorgasbord supper on Sunday, March 7 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Prices are: $7 for adults, 14 years and older; $5 for seniors, 60 years and older; $5 for children, ages 3 to 13. Children under 3 eat free. Tickets are available ahead of time or at the […]

Randall may share building inspector

Randall will seek to negotiate sharing a building inspector with Twin Lakes, after action taken Thursday night. The Randall Town Board has been considering the renewal of its contract with building inspector David Sturdevant for the last several meetings. Last month, there was discussion centering on how Sturdevant is paid; he receives 80 percent of the building inspection fee charged by the town. Supervisor Ken […]

Worksites sought for Summer Youth Employment program

The 2010 Summer Youth Employment program is looking for mentoring worksites. The 2010 Summer Youth Employment program provides training and work experience for youth between the ages of 14 and 21. The Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha is currently recruiting mentoring worksites/employers for eligible youth. This program is made possible through funding from Kenosha […]

Residents voice concerns to Randall Town Board about county’s dog park

Several residents attended the Randall Town Board meeting tonight to express concerns about the proximity of a proposed dog park to a town park as well as residences. The groups’s concerns seemed to center on how lack of waste removal might impact the adjacent Bassett Park, which is a town park. The dog park is proposed to be a […]

Paris seeking new town clerk

The Paris Town Board is looking for a new clerk/treasurer in the wake of the departure of Linda Terry for a job with another municipality. Tuesday, the board appointed Betty Price as deputy clerk and approved the deputy clerk taking over the duties of the clerk/treasurer while a decision is made regarding permanently filling the position. Town Chairman Virgil Gentz said several people, including Price, have applied for […]

Take the Polar Plunge Saturday to support Special Olympics

People tough enough to brave the icy Wisconsin waters in February – and those who aren’t but still want to support a good cause — will be participating in the Special Olympics Polar Plunge this Saturday, Feb. 27 at Lake Andrea in Pleasant Prairie. The Polar Plunge is the largest fundraising effort benefiting Special Olympics Wisconsin in […]

Bristol supervisor seeks change in minutes

Bristol town Supervisor Joan Peterson made an unsuccessful bid for more information in meeting minutes at the Town Board’s meeting Monday night. Peterson’s suggestion that more information be included in meeting minutes came as the Town Board was considering approving the last meeting’s minutes. She had tried to have a point added to the minutes prior to the meeting. Bristol’s practice is to […]

Key Club Plans Relay for Life

Students from Wilmot High School are used to pulling all-nighters. But instead of studying for tests, this all-nighter will kick off summer vacation. For the first time, Key Club members will team up to hold a Relay for Life to fight cancer. The event will begin at 6 p.m. June 11 at the school’s track […]

The Sharing Center president affirms the works goes on

Carl Gustafson, president of the Board of Directors of  The Sharing Center, declined to say what led to the departure of the agency’s executive director last week, but asserted that the group’s work helping people in need back to independence will go on. The agency announced Monday that executive director Liz Peyton had been replaced by a board member serving as interim executive director. An unspecified […]

Is youth option a good option?

When Wilmot High School student Craig Manarik signed up for Calculus 2 at UW-Parkside through the Youth Options program, he was looking forward to earning college credit and boosting his post graduation chances for landing the college of his choice. However, he was shocked to learn that the ‘B’ he received dropped his GPA and […]

Paris fire chief aims to straighten out response areas

Paris fire Chief Roland Iwen wants to straighten out who should be responding to emergencies along Interstate 94 south of Highway N. Iwen told the Paris Town Board Tuesday night he recently discovered that Kenosha units are being dispatched to areas along the west side of I-94 from Highway N south that he understood to be within the Paris […]

Texas Hold’em tournament to benefit youth baseball team

The Pleasant Prairie Predators 12U baseball team is holding a Texas hold ‘em tournament fundraiser, Sunday Feb. 28 at the Brat Stop. The fundraiser is to help send the team to Cooperstown, New York this summer for a week-long tournament. Check in for the tournament will be noon 12:45 p.m. Start time is 1 p.m. The […]

Bristol makes going for another annexation referendum official

The Bristol Village Board approved petitioning for another annexation referendum Monday, apparently undaunted by last week’s setback in circuit court. The vote to approve a resolution stating the village’s intention to pursue another referendum on the annexation of the town of Bristol passed unanimously with no discussion. The petition must be filed with the circuit court, where a judge will set […]

The Sharing Center seeking new director and staff

The Sharing Center, Western Kenosha County’s most prominent relief organization, has issued a press release that says it’s looking for new staff leadership. The press release does not specify what happened to the last executive director, Liz Peyton. It also suggests that some staff may no longer be working for the agency as well. Here’s the text of the release: […]

Salem open house and public hearing on comprehensive plan is tonight

An  Open House and Public Hearing on the town’s comprehensive plan will be held by the Salem Town Board today at the Salem Town Hall, 9814 Antioch Road (Highway 83), Salem. The open house will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a public hearing before the Town Board at 7 p.m. The […]

Mary Ellen Close is dog park’s benefactor

The person behind a $12,500 donation to the effort to bring two off-leash dog parks to Kenosha County is anonymous no longer. Mary Ellen Close, the former longtime director of the Community Library, is making the donation, said Jonathon Rudie, general manager, Kenosha County Division of Parks. In exchange, the park will be named in honor of  Warren Close, […]

Snow update: Over 2 inches overnight

As of about 6:50 a.m. Monday, the West of the I weather railing had accumulated about 2.5 inches since snowfall started again between 8 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday. I found the snow to be wet and heavy when shoveling out the driveway. Take it easy out there. Perhaps that wetness is why the National Weather […]

Roll-over accident reported in Camp Lake

At 8:20 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units from the Wilmot station are responding to the report of a single vehicle roll-over accident at 268th Avenue and Camp Lake Road. UPDATE 8:24 p.m. — Responding units told to slow to non-emergency speed. UPDATE 8:28 p.m. — Vehicle is unoccupied and no one at scene from vehicle. View […]

Less snow being predicted for tonight, Monday

The National Weather Service seems to be predicting somewhat less snow for the storm predicted to come through tonight and Monday. Total accumulation is now expected to be from 4 to 8 inches tonight through tomorrow.

Wheatland responding to structure fire in Bohner’s Lake

At 3 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department is responding as mutual aid to a structure fire in the 32800 block of Bayview Drive, Bohner’s Lake, just over the border in Racine County. Wheatland is requested to respond with an engine and a tanker. UPDATE 3:18 p.m. — Wheatland units are returning to quarters. View Larger […]

Central High School to survey community on principal

Interested in helping Central High School find just the right person for it next principal? The school has created a questionnaire for those would like to provide feedback on what qualities the successor to retiring principal Tom Baba should possess. You can access it here. The district would like to have the next principal identified and under contract by the end of April, […]

Paris to host hearing on Smart Growth Plan

The Paris Plan Commission and Town Board will host a public hearing on the town’s Smart Growth plan on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m., at the Town of Paris Safety Building, 16607 Burlington Road (Highway 142). The purpose of the public hearing is to accept public comment on the plan as prepared by the Multi-jurisdictional Comprehensive Planning Advisory Committee and Southeastern Wisconsin […]

Snow in the forecast for today, tomorrow, Monday

There’s snow falling right now that has already exceeded the forecast at least on the West of the I weather railing. The National Weather Service is calling for less than an inch of accumulation. I measure a little over an inch already. But the real snow is coming Sunday night and Monday — when most area schools will be off […]

Go blurt it out in Trevor Sunday

BLURTitOUT! #4, focusing on Salem, Paddock Lake and Brass Ball and some ice harvesting, will take place this Sunday. The event will begin promptly at 1 p.m. at 25905 114th St. Arrival is suggested at 12:30 p.m. so you can visit with long lost friends and other commonly-interested attendees. Here is the format. Large images are displayed on […]

Silver Lake FD to have old grass rig appraised

The Silver Lake Village Board has instructed fire Chief Scott Barnes to have an old — and now infrequently used — piece of fire fighting equipment appraised in preparation for a possible sale. The department’s 1969 Dodge “grass rig” might appeal to a collector, a museum or be sold for another use, trustees discussed. The rig was […]

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