Posts from ‘April, 2010’

Weather update: Tornado watch extended to 10 p.m.

The National Weather Service has now extended a tornado watch until 10 p.m. for Kenosha County and 11 other counties. Sure enough, there’s more bad weather headed this way on the radar. UPDATE 10:13 p.m. — NWS has let the watch expire.

Weather update: First wave passes north

It appears by radar that the worst of the weather forecast for Kenosha County this evening may have passed to the north. A tornado watch remains in effect until 8 p.m. and thunderstorms could continue through tonight.

Units responding to report of grass fire

At 6:18 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a report of a grass fire behind a residence in the 23900 block of 84th Street. UPDATE 6:21 p.m. — Dispatch reports that homeowner appears to have extinguished the fire, bu they would like the fire department to check out the situation. View Larger Map

Salem PTO invites public to volunteer recognition event

The Salem Grade School Parent Teacher Organization will be hosting a Volunteer Appreciation and Reception on Monday, May 3,  at 7 p.m. at the school. The Salem Grade School PTO will be honoring PTO volunteers for the contributions they have provided to the school this year in Apple Core, at PTO events, with special projects […]

National Weather Service issues tornado watch

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for an area including Kenosha County until 8 p.m. tonight. Much of Wisconsin and Illinois are also under a tornado watch. Says the NWS: A tornado watch defines an area shaped like a parallelogram, where tornadoes and other kinds of severe weather are possible in the […]

Pringle Nature Center to host bird walk

The Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave. (Highway MB), Bristol will be holding a bird walk on Saturday, May 8 at 8 a.m. Participants will join Rick Fare from Hoy Audubon to look for the spring migrants in Bristol Woods. Bring your own binoculars; Pringle has a limited number of binoculars to check out and […]

Lakeland Softball gets started this Saturday

Last Saturday was a wet opening weekend for Lakeland Little League’s baseball divisions, which were rained out. This Saturday it’s Lakeland Softball’s turn for opening day as the first games of the season are scheduled to take place with the Minors Girls Division. The Panthers will face the Cougars at Sorenson Fields #1 and the Mustangs will meet the Lions at Sorenson […]

Park Street railroad crossing in Silver Lake to be closed May 3-5

View Larger Map The Park Street railroad crossing in Silver Lake will be closed Monday, May 3, through Wednesday, May 5, village Clerk Terry Faber reports. The village was notified of the closure Friday morning, Faber said. Canadian National Railroad will be repairing the tracks in that area.

Paris to try more spraying for maintaining memorial bricks

Regular spraying is the latest strategy Paris officials will pursue to keep the brick walkway of the town’s memorial clear of weeds. The town has been investigating alternatives and was advised that regular applications of Round-Up was the best alternative, town Chairman Virgil Gentz said at Tuesday’s Town Board meeting. Weeds growing between the bricks […]

Have your say about the Salem Booster Club

The Salem Booster Club is looking for your feedback on its programs. The club was formed last year by volunteers after funding for sports and other extracurriculars at Salem School being cut due to budget constraints in the wake of  four failed tax levy referendums. The club has different forms depending on how you interact with the group. The surveys  have been distributed through various means, […]

Units responding to landfill for report of garbage truck fire

At about 9:30 a.m., Paris Fire and Rescue and Bristol Fire are responding to the report of a garbage truck on fire at the Pheasant Run Landfill in the 19400 block of  60th St. (Highway K), Paris. UPDATE 9:45 a.m. — A deputy at the scene reports that the fire appears to have been put out by landfill employees. UPDATE 9:50 […]

Units responding to fire in Paddock Lake

At about 9:10 a.m., units from Salem Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a house fire on 234th Ave in Paddock Lake. The fire was in an outside light fixture that was left on, a firefighter at the scene told me. It was put out quickly with damage to some […]

Paris officials to meet on drag strip concerns

Paris officials are getting closer to addressing neighbors’ concerns about operations at the Great Lakes Dragaway. Town Attorney John Knuteson said he and an attorney representing Great Lakes Dragaway have met and the town laid out the areas of concern voiced by residents living near the track, including: Hours of operation. Noise. Lights. Speeding on nearby roads. […]

Police: Gangs not prevalent West of the I; drugs about the same

Police officers from the Kenosha Police Department and the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department that presented  a program on drug and street crimes at the County Center on Wednesday night said gang activity is not strong right now West of the I, but drug crime is much like it is in the city, just less concentrated. Vicente Correa, an officer with the KPD […]

Salem students can enter Booster Club writing contest

The Salem Booster Club is holding a writing contest. Students will compete in two age groups: Kindergarten through fifth grade 100-150 words. Sixth through eighth grade 200-250 words. The topic for the contest is “What Salem Booster Club Means to Me.” First place entries will receive a $30 gift card and have their writing published […]

Paris School hires second kindergarten teacher

The Paris School Board made the hiring of  a second kindergarten teacher official Monday and the individual hired is no stranger to the school. The board hired Megan Elfering, a graduate of the school who currently is student teaching in the first grade classroom at Paris. Elfering will be graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in May with a degree in early childhood education with human […]

Crash closes Highway C

At 7:59 p.m., Highway C near the Westosha Airport site is closed due to what appears to be a traffic crash, a passerby reports.

Pringle to host Nature Story Time

The Pringle Nature Center , 9800 160th Ave. , Bristol will be holding a Nature Story Time Hike: A Tree’s Tale by Lark Carrier on Saturday, May 1, from 10 to 11 a.m. Participants will hear a story about a tree’s life as it covers a broad sweep of history — from when the Native […]

UW Extension offering youth tractor safety course

UW Extension is offering a Youth Tractor Safety Course. Racine, Kenosha and Walworth counties will be collaborating to provide tractor safety education for youth ages 12-16. The course will be a total of 24 hours in length. This course is required by Wisconsin for any youth between the ages of 12 and 16 that will be driving farm machinery […]

Wilmot High School Summer Classes June 15-July 26

Summer school classes will begin June 15 and continue through July 26 at Wilmot High School. While a number of courses are designed to boost failing grades, others will address weaknesses before incoming freshman start the school year, and some classes will give students a head start on fulfilling graduation requirements. Some of the summer […]

Hugh Armstrong Receives Commendation

District Administrator William Heitman presents Hugh Armstrong a letter of commendation and a plaque recognizing his seven years of service to the Wilmot Union High School Board of Education. Armstrong served the board from April 2003 to April 2010. He and his wife plan to retire to South Carolina in the fall.

Program in Paris on burglaries still on despite recent arrests

A program on Neighborhood Watch and preventing burglaries scheduled for May in Paris will still be held despite recent arrests for those burglaries in Paris, town Chairman Virgil Gentz said Tuesday evening. The Kenosha Sheriff’s Department will present the program May 5, at 6:30 p.m. at Paris Town Hall, 16607 Burlington Road (Highway 142). Though the arrests are bringing […]

Units responding to report of fire in Paris

At 1:27 p.m., units from Paris Fire and Rescue, Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Somers Fire as well as the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department are responding to the report of a fire at a business in the 100 block of 200th Avenue (Highway 45). Dispatch reports that the fire started in electrical […]

Program on drugs and street crimes is tomorrow

Illegal drugs and street crimes will be the subject of a presentation April 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Kenosha County Center. The program is sponsored by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy Alumni. It wil be presented by Sgt. Kenneth Urquhart, Kenosha County Drug Operations Group. The program will be free and the general public is invited to attend.

Wilmot High School to present “Fiddler”

High School will present the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” on Friday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 1st at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 2 at 2 p.m. The play is directed by Lance Haas and assisted by Amy Weckerle. The story takes place in 1905 on the eve of […]

County to host medicine collection day

Kenosha County will be holding its next Medicine Collection Day on Saturday, May 8. The collection, which is the second one to be held in the county, is an effort to prevent prescription drug abuse and accidental poisonings in Kenosha County as well as help protect local waterways. Prescription drugs can be a gateway for more serious drug […]

Randall residents hear west dog park to go along side Bassett Park

Randall residents who have been opposing locating a county operated off-leash dog park next to Bassett Park plan to seek a meeting with County Executive Jim Kreuser about the issue. About 20 residents gathered Monday night to hear how a process they thought might lead to the park being located farther north broke down and what they could do about it […]

Seno Center to host invasive species workshop

A workshop to help people learn to identify and control forest pests, diseases and invasive plants will he held at the Seno Woodland Education Center on Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This one day workshop will give attendees information they need to recognize and control the invasives in their woods. The workshop […]

Christ Lutheran Church to host spaghetti dinner

Christ Lutheran Church will host a spaghetti dinner, Wednesday, May 5. Everyone is welcome. Dinner includes salad, garlic bread and beverages. Serving will be from 5 to 7 p.m. $5 per adult, $3 per child 6-12 with children 5 and under free. Drive-up orders $5 (without beverage) accepted by phone. Call 843-2631 between 4:30 and 6:30 […]

Household hazardous waste drop-off is Saturday

The first drop-off of the year for the Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program will be Saturday, May 1. “The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a free program and a great opportunity for county, non-City residents to dispose of their household hazardous waste in an environmentally friendly way,” County Executive Jim Kreuser said. Residents of […]

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