Posts from ‘June, 2010’

Bristol Village Board annexes town

Carrying through with a decisive vote from yesterday, the Bristol Village Board adopted an ordinance annexing the town of Bristol en masse at a special meeting Wednesdya night. Here is video of the entire historic meeting: Before the action is “official, official” a notice will have to be published. Village administrator Randy Kerkman said that could happen as […]

Still time to enter Progress Days Parade

The Progress Days Parade Committee would like to extend an invitation participate in the July 11 parade. This year will be the event’s 41st year. The theme for this year is: FUN AGAIN IN 2010! The starting time is 12:30 p.m. and organizers hope to have units in line by noon. There is no fee […]

Town of Bristol voters say yes to joining village

Soon there will only be one Bristol again. The town’s voters approved a referendum Tuesday that asked if town of Bristol voters wanted to rejoin the village of Bristol as one municipality. The vote was 402 yes to 35 no. The Village Board will complete the formality at a special meeting Wednesday by passing an […]

Author will donate to Silver Lake Fire Department

Charlene Lassig will hold a book signing for her novel “The Scroll of Deuel,” during the Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Dept Fireman’s Festival on Saturday July 3, beginning at 10 a.m. and lasting throughout the day. Two dollars from every book sold or ordered at the event will be donated to the Silver Lake Fire […]

Paris to hold special closed meeting on pay for clerk and deputy clerk positions

The Paris Town Board will hold a special meeting Wednesday,  to consider matters regarding employment, promotion, compensation or evaluation of the clerk/treasurer and deputy clerk positions. The meeting is expected to be held in closed session. The full notice is available here. UPDATE — The original meeting notice did not have a time. Wednesday morning, a new […]

Paddock Lake Village Hall closed for bomb investigation

Investigation into whether a small device picked up by the village building inspector this morning might be an explosive has closed Paddock Lake Village Hall for business this morning. Village President Marlene Goodson said the small device, which building inspector Tim Popanda originally thought might be a lost cellphone, is outside the building. Sheriff’s deputies are investigating […]

Lily Lake Public Beach to get new sign and fence

Lily Lake Public Beach will soon be getting a new rules sign and a new fence after action by the Wheatland Town Board Monday. The new sign will only list regulations specific to Lily Lake along with a notice that all other state Department of Natural Resources rules are in effect on the lake. The old sign had a […]

Flight For Life-McHenry Base recognizes Salem Fire/Rescue for Support of Night Vision Goggle Safety Initiative

Flight For Life-McHenry Base recognized Salem Fire/Rescue personnel on Monday for their support of the night vision goggles initiative of the FFL  safety program. Salem, Wilmot and Trevor Firefighter Associations and Salem Rescue Squad Association purchased over 250 of the limited edition FFL Safety Coins to show their support of the NVG safety initiative that the FFL organization had […]

Bristol annexation referendum this Tuesday

Town of Bristol residents will get a chance to decide Tuesday through a referendum whether they want to join the village of Bristol as a single incorporated government entity. Voting for town of Bristol residents only will be at Holy Cross Church (formerly St. Scholastica), 18700 116th St. (Highway V). Hours will be 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The issue […]

Twin Lakes’ Libertyfest this weekend

This year’s Twin Lakes Libertyfest will be held on Friday, July 2 and Saturday, July 3. Libertyfest is a grand summer event in Twin Lakes. Every year families gather to enjoy a patriotic parade, food, fun, entertainment and of course a wonderful display of fireworks. The Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association takes great pleasure in hosting […]

Beaver hike set at Pringle Nature Center

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave. (Highway MB), Bristol will be holding a Nature Story Time Hike Beaver Stream by Marilyn F. Holmer on Saturday, July 3, 10 to 11 a.m. Participants will hear how during the cool weather, Beaver searches for a home, flees a coyote, and finds a special beaver. After the story, […]

Library to sell divided perennials

The Community Library branch at 24615 89th St, Salem is dividing some of its perennials from the library gardens and will be sharing them with the public. Donations are appreciated. Donations will go towards library programming. The next sale will take place Saturday, July 10, 9 a.m to 10 p.m.

Paris should have agreement with dragaway by next month

The Paris Town Board should have an agreement with the Great Lakes Dragaway governing issues citizens have complained about such as noise and excessive light to consider at its July board meeting. Town attorney John Knuteson said he has been meeting with the dragaway’s lawyer to hammer out an agreement that the board hopes could take the place of having to […]

Wheatland Fire Department Festival coverage

Today was the second day of the 41st Annual Softball Tournament, Dance and Festival fundraiser. Today’s activities included a parade, an interactive show for kids, food, beverages, water fights down by the firehouse and of course lots of softball action Here are some scenes from the parade, which wound it way down Geneva Road to New Munster Park: […]

Longtime Wheatland official Don Smitz dies

Don Smitz, 74, who served Wheatland and Kenosha County in a number of government capacities, died Thursday. An obituary is available at the Haase Derrick Lockwood Funeral Home website. Smitz attended the March 12 Central High School Wall of Fame ceremony. Smitz, who graduated from the school in 1955, was one of this year’s inductees.

Report of struck gas main at Lance Park

At 12:32 p.m., the Twin Lakes Fire Department is responding to the report of a struck gas main at Lance Park in Twin Lakes. UPDATE 12:35 p.m. — Personnel at scene reports that leak has been capped. Response slowing down. View Larger Map

DeWitt Park Beach closed due to high bacteria count

Yesterday, Silver Lake Trustee Chris Willkomm was picking up geese waste at DeWitt Park Beach. Today, the beach has been closed until further notice due to high bacteria counts in the water there, village staff reports. Willkomm said high water from recent rains has caused more geese waste to wash up on the beach lately.

Wisconsin Lightning 10U Black wins state tournament

Wisconsin Lightning 10U Black won the NSA State Tournament this past weekend in Middleton, for the second year in a row. Lightning went undefeated in the tournament. The team won against Fox River Rush, Racine Belles and Wisconsin Lightning 10U Silver. The championship game was against against Fox River Rush.

Silver Lake trustee pitches in on poop patrol

Recent rainy weather has had the unpleasant effect of washing a lot of geese waste from Silver Lake onto DeWitt Park beach. With the village Public Works Department already short-handed, Trustee Chris Willkomm decided Thursday to take the matter into his own hands. Well not exactly his hands, but you get the idea. Willkomm went down to the beach Thursday afternoon to scoop waste off the […]

Miss Bristol judging begins

The first round of interviews took place Wednesday for the Miss Bristol contest. Participating this year are: Hannah Keller. Courtney Cox. Emily Kempf. Emily Swanson. Sabrina Wolf. Stephanie Blazich. Elle Anderson. Hayley May. Sara Schumaker. Miss Bristol will be selected and announced at the Coronation Banquet on July 9, starting at 7 p.m. at the Parkway Chateau. […]

Invasive Species Workday set for Pringle this Saturday

Pringle Nature Center , 9800 160th Ave. (Highway MB), Bristol will be holding an Invasive Species Workday on Saturday, June 26, at 9 a.m. to noon. Come help combat European buckthorn, multi-flora rose, and many more invasive plants. Please bring your own work gloves, tools will be provided. The Pringle Nature Center is located inside Bristol Woods County Park.

Crash with injuries reported at Highway C and B, Salem

At 5:25 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue, Wilmot Station, is responding to a report of a multi vehicle crash with injuries at Highways C and B, Salem. UPDATE 5:29 p.m. — Cars off the roadway in an adjacent parking lot now. UPDATE 5:45 p.m — Rescue units are clearing the scene with no transport of patients. View Larger Map

Job’s Daughters bomber dinner benefits building fund

Job’s Daughters Bethel 79 is hosting a Meatball Bomber Dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at Washburn Masonic Lodge, 8102 199th Ave., Bristol. The dinner benefits the Washburn Masonic Lodge building fund. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids age 5-12 and free for children under 5. The menu is meatball […]

Report of gas line struck in Twin Lakes

At 3:09 p.m., Twin Lakes police and fire department are responding to a report of a struck gas main in the 1500 block of E. Lakeshore Drive.

Silver Lake Firemen’s Festival set for Fourth of July weekend

The Silver Lake Fire Department’s Annual Firemen’s festival will take place at Schmalfeldt Park July 2 and 3. As they did last year, the Silver Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Fire Department to expand the range of activites available. The festival will kick off Friday with the second annual SLFD baggo tournament. There also will be music, food and […]

Lightning to host 56-team tournament this weekend

Wisconsin Lightning Fastpitch is hosting its annual NSA Qualifying “Battle of the Borders” girl’s fast pitch softball tournament at Central High School’s Sorenson Fields, Salem Grade School and Wilmot High School this weekend. Over 56 teams, from Wisconsin and Illinois, will be competing in 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U age groups on June 25, 26 […]

Spilled load blocking Highway 83 lane

At 7:58 a.m., a deputy reports to dispatch that old car parts and other metal items that appear to have spilled off a truck are blocking the westbound lane of Highway 83 (North) near its intersection with Highway 50 in Wheatland. The county Highway Department is being called to clean-up the mess. View Larger Map

Paris considering additional compensation for clerk/treasurer

Paris may be having a special meeting in the future to consider additional compensation for Clerk/Treasurer Beth Frederick. Two of the three Town Board members said at Tuesday’s monthly board meeting that Frederick has been doing extra work and should be compensated for it. “We have a real asset here with Beth as our clerk,” said Supervisor Ken Monson. “I […]

Flood warning issued for Fox River

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Fox River in Western Kenosha County. The river has been rising fast at the measuring station near New Munster and is expected to exceed the flood stage of 10 feet by this evening. Heavy rain forecast for the next 24 or so hours is expected to […]

Map of new Main Street Twin Lakes detour route

Twin Lakes village administrator David Cox has released a map of the new Main Street detour including the just approved temporary road. Here it is. You can click on it for a slightly larger version. For more info on how the new detour came about, see this previous post.

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