Posts from ‘March, 2010’

Warm weather forecast for next three days

Some especially warm weather is forecast for the next three days West of the I. The National Weather Service is forecasting a high temperature of 73 today and 78 Thursday and Friday. Then the weather will return to something more like spring, with highs in the mere 60s over the weekend and a decent chance of some rain.

Salem supervisor candidates interviews

Four candidates will be vying for two Salem Town Board seats in the April 6 election. Here’s some video of the candidates when I interviewed them before the February primary. I assume their views on the topics covered likely have not changed much since then so I thought I’d bring these back to the front page. Dan Campion: Dennis Faber: Diann Tesar: […]

Public offers ideas for trimming Central’s budget

Four groups of district residents, faced with the task of trimming over $500,000 from the Central High School budget, came up Tuesday night with a number of cost cutting suggestions for the School Board. The most common suggestion was letting jobs that are coming open through retirement or resignations stay open. The meeting was designed as a way for the public to give suggestions to the board on […]

Spring food drive to benefit The Sharing Center

Mike Underhill, candidate for Kenosha County supervisor Dist. 23, is sponsoring his first annual spring food drive this Saturday,  April 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Lakeside SuperValu Plaza parking lot, 25300 75th St., Paddock Lake. Community members are encouraged to bring non-perishable food, baby and hygiene items. “I really believe in […]

Wheatland to change garbage, recycling company for transfer station

The Wheatland Town Board has voted to contract with a new company to haul garbage and recycling away from the town transfer station in New Munster. The switch to Veolia could save the town about $7,800 over the bid submitted by the town’s current contractor Waste Management in the first year of a two-year contract. Estimates developed by town […]

Units responding to crash with injuries in Paddock Lake

At 5:17 p.m., deputies and Salem Fire/Rescue are responding to a report of a two-car crash with injuries in the 24400 block of Highway 50 (75th Street) Paddock Lake. UPDATE 5:32 p.m. — Salem rescue unit clearing the scene with no transports.

Units responding to report of grass fire in Bristol

At 5:11 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding to a report of grass fire in the 8700 block of Highway D. The fire is reportedly on the east side of the highway near the Des Plaines River. View Larger Map

Units responding to grass fire in Wheatland

At 4:20 p.m., units from Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue are responding to the report of a grass fire in the 5600 block of 376th Avenue, Wheatland. UPDATE 4:22 p.m. — Dispatch says fire was a controlled burn that got out of hand. It is reportedly not near any structures. UPDATE 4:35 p.m. — Deputy reports to dispatch that […]

Wilmot girls soccer to host Go Pink event as cancer fundraiser

The Wilmot High School girls soccer program will be hosting a Go Pink Soccer Tournament, Thursday, April 1 at Wilmot. All proceeds from the event will be donated to women fighting breast cancer. Racine Park High School will play Wilmot. Junior varsity will play at 4:30 p.m. and varsity at 6:30 p.m. Special guest will […]

Randall may undertake major road program

Randall is set to take on major maintenance of town roads that would cost about $490,000 a year for five years after action at last week’s Town Board meeting. While the Plan Commission and the Town Board both approved undertaking the project, precisely how the town will borrow to finance the program is yet to be determined. Just from […]

Bristol softball, T-ball registration is April 14

Registration for the Bristol Recreation Department’s 2010 softball and T-ball season will be April 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bristol Municipal Building, 19801 83rd St. T-Ball is for children through first grade. Softball divisions are: Minors: 2nd Grade – 4th Grade Majors 5th Grade – 8th Grade Intermediates 9th Grade – 12th […]

Small brush fire in Brighton

At 2:56 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a report of a small, smouldering brush fire the 23100 block of 31st Street, Brighton. View Larger Map

Brush fire reported in Paris

At 2:20 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue is responding to a report of a brush fire in the 21400 block of 31st Street (Highway JB), Paris. UPDATE at 2:27 p.m. — Peronnel on scene says fire is small and in ditch. UPDATE at 2:35 p.m. — Fire out. View Larger Map

Silver Lake chamber candidate forum coverage

The Greater Silver Lake Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate forum Saturday at Scully’s Silver Lake Grill. Candidates for county supervisor dist. 24, Silver Lake trustee and Riverview School Board were invited. Not all candidates on the ballot were there. Following is some video from the opening statements of the candidates that did attend. […]

Units responding to field fire in Silver Lake

At 12:06 p.m., Silver Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue are responding to the report of a field on fire in the 1200 block of North School Street, Silver Lake. UPDATE at 12:09 p.m. — Deputy on scene confirms that a field is on fire at School Street and that another may be on fire at Berwick […]

Units responding to field fire in Brighton

At 11:18 a.m., units from Salem Fire/Rescue, Kansasville Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue are responding to the report of a field fire in the 29700 block of 52nd Street (County Highway NN), Brighton. The fire is reportedly in a field between two structures. UPDATE at 11:25 a.m. — Dispatch reports that property owners has doused the […]

Westosha Kiwanis Egg Hunt coverage

The Westosha Kiwanis Club hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Salem School today. The hunt is typically the largest such event in Western Kenosha County, and this year was no exception. Some 5,000 plastic eggs were stuffed with candy, coins and prizes for this year’s event. The Easter Bunny was in attendance. Though it […]

Silver Lake egg hunt coverage

Silver Lake hosted its 14th annual Easter Egg Hunt today in Schmalfeldt Park. The traditions that have developed over the years — including the arrival of Mr. Bunny on a village fire truck — all came off without a hitch thanks to dry but a little chilly weather. Here’s some video of the event:

Wheatland Easter Egg Hunt coverage

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary hosted its second annual Easter Egg Hunt today at New Munster Park. This was the auxiliary’s second year of hosting a Easter Egg Hunt. The big crowd they drew last year was bested this year. Just to be safe, organizers counted the number of participants and asked each hunter […]

Units responding to report of fire on Highway 50

At 7:14 p.m., units from the Salem, Bristol, Pleasant Prairie and Paris fire departments are responding to the report of a boat on fire in the 17800 block of 75th Street (Highway 50) in Bristol. UPDATE 7:18 p.m. — Units from departments other than Bristol are being returned to quarters. Deputies may close off traffic […]

Units responding to report of field fire

At 1:25 p.m., units from Salem Fire/Rescue are responding to the report of a field on fire in the 29800 block of 41st in Brighton. UPDATE 1:27 p.m. —  Fire apparently in field behind a home, but no other structures near flames. Source of fire is discarded charcoal briquettes, according to scanner transmissions. UPDATE 1:40 p.m. — Deputies […]

Man charged in Brighton home invasion pleads guilty to some charges

One of the men charged in connection with the shooting death of Robin Leydel and the invasion of Leydel’s Brighton home in October has pleaded guilty to some of the charges against him. Court records show Brian D. Suckecki, 37, of Twin Lakes,  has pleaded guilty to: Felony murder-armed robbery. Armed robbery. Felon in possession […]

Easter Bunny visits Paddock Lake

Jordan Schultz delivers a high five to the Easter Bunny while her sister, Brooklyn Schultz, looks on. The Easter Bunny visited with children Friday at Paddock Lake Village Hall.

Video from Bristol annexation meeting

The Bristol information meeting on the annexation process and referendum had good attendance, with about 50 people there. Village/town attorney William White gave an overview of the topic and related issues and answered questions. The northwest portion of the town was incorporated Dec. 1, 2009. The village has published its intent to ask for an annexation referendum […]

Wilmot hosts Special Olympics basketball tournament

Special Olympics of Southeastern Wisconsin had their basketball tournament at Wilmot Union High School on Saturday March 6. Forty one teams participated throughout the day. The teams that qualify move on to regional competition in Milwaukee on March 28. The teams that qualify at the regional competition move on to State competition April 9-11 at […]

Country Thunder and Randall to work together on getting new zoning from county

View Larger Map The map above shows the Shadow Hill Ranch property. Randall officials and representatives of the Country Thunder Music Festival are pledging to work together to get new zoning approved for the festival’s property from the county — and therefore keep it in Randall. Country Thunder is interested in holding events almost year […]

Dog park access will return to Randall Town Board agenda

Allowing the county to access a proposed off-leash dog park at an under development county park through an existing Randall town park parking lot will return to a future Randall Town Board meeting agenda. Supervisor Rose Nolan asked for the reconsideration. Stoll said the new discussion will be confined to the access because all other […]

Units responding to report of child in abandoned silo

At 5:10 p.m., units from Salem Fire/Rescue are responding to a child stuck in a silo at a business in the 11000 block of 258th Avenue, Trevor. UPDATE 5:13 p.m. — Personnel at scene reports that the child is not trapped and that the silo is empty. Apparently the child climbed to a spot with the […]

Fire alarm triggered at Trevor School

At 10:43 a.m., units from Salem Fire/Rescue were called to Trevor School in response to a supervisory fire alarm. Deputies at the scene reported at about 10:46 a.m. that students were out of the building and no flames were showing form the outside. Preliminary investigation located no fire and school officials were not sure what triggered the […]

Hair salon pitches in to fill eggs for Silver Lake hunt

If you — or your children — enjoy the Silver Lake Easter Egg hunt this Saturday you can thank Gail Runkel and Linda Myers of Sugar-n-Spice  Styling & Tanning Salon, 315 E. Lake St. Silver Lake, for volunteering to help with a key part of the event’s preparation. The duo stuffed over 800 plastic eggs […]

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