Posts from ‘September, 2010’

66th Assembly candidates discuss education at forum

Central High School hosted a candidate forum focused on education at the school this evening. Invited were legislators and challengers who have at least part of their district in the Central district. But the only race where candidates showed up form both parties was the 66th Assembly Distrcit, where state Rep. Samantha Kerkman and her challenger Steve Brown both were present. […]

Zion Lutheran Church in Bristol celebration starts this weekend

Zion Lutheran Church in Bristol will be celebrating 50 years in its current building. Festivities will be kicked off on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 8:45 a.m. with a service and concert followed by contemporary band KOINE. Immediately following the service and concert all attendees are invited to enjoy a luncheon. On Sunday, Oct. 10, the Shoreland […]

Area may see first frost of the season this weekend

A cold snap that could have daytime high temperatures 10 to 20 degrees lower than normal for early October may also bring some frost to the area this weekend, says the National Weather Service. The low on Saturday is forecast for 36 degrees with patchy frost and 35 degrees on Sunday with areas of frost.

Sheriff pitching ordinance enforcement services to Brighton, Paris

Sheriff’ David Beth is proposing his deputies perform ordinance enforcement duties for Brighton and Paris, the two Western Kenosha County municipalities that currently don’t have staff directed to do such work or a municipal court. Beth made his pitch to have deputies perform the service at the Paris Town Board meeting Tuesday night. He earlier had made a similar proposal to […]

Westosha Senior Community Center to host fish fry

A fish fry dinner will be held on Fri. Oct. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. at the Westosha Senior Community Center, 19200 93rd St. (Highway C), Bristol. Prices are: Adults: $8. Seniors: $7. Children 6-12: $6. Children under 6: Free Carry outs will be available. There also will be a raffle.

Paddock Lake Trustee Howard Schlichting resigns from board

Howard Schlichting, who was elected to the Paddock Lake Village Board in April, has resigned. In a letter addressed to village Clerk Emily Uhlenhake and dated Sept. 24, Schlichting blames “childish in-fighting” and a lack of “community spirit” on the board as his reasons for leaving. “Please know that this has been an extremely difficult decision for me,” Schlichting wrote. “I feel that I […]

Units responding to report of crash at Highway K and MB-south, Bristol

At 4:14 p.m., Town of Bristol Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a two-vehicle crash at Highway K and MB-south in Bristol. Dispatch reports that there is one person at the scene with a head injury. The crash scene is reportedly blocking traffic. UPDATE 4:40 p.m. — Two tow […]

Salem Fireman’s Association cancels hayride this year

The Salem Fireman’s Association has issued the following statement regarding the status of its haunted hayride fundraiser: The Town of Salem Fireman’s Association regrets to inform you, that due to circumstances beyond our control, the Annual Haunted Hayride scheduled to take place on 10/16, 10/23, 10/29 and 10/30 has been cancelled. We thank you all for your […]

Central HS to host candidate forum focused on education

The Central High School Board is hosting a candidate’s forum Thursday, Sept. 30, starting at 7 p.m. at the school. The forum will focus on education issues. Candidates for state offices that include Central High School in their districts have been invited, including Republican state Rep. Samantha Kerkman and her Democratic opponent Steve Brown of the 66th Assembly District. The forum […]

Kenosha Symphony Opens 71st Season

Join the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra and Maestra Miriam Burns for A Classical Celebration on Saturday, October 9, at Reuther Auditorium, Kenosha. Featuring renowned violinst NaiYuan Hu will perform Dvorak’s Violin Concerto in A Minor. The Symphony also performs Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony and Schubert’s Symphony No. 3 in D major.  This concert begins the 71st season […]

Central HS Farmers Day coverage

Today was the traditional Farmers Day at Central High School, as part of the school’s homecoming week festivities. The tradtional parade of farm tractors driven by students made its way down Highway 50 from Brass Ball Mobil to the school at about 7 p.m. Here’s some video of the parade:

Units responding to report of crash on Highway C

At 7:27 a.m., deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 31200 block of Highway C, near the Salem-Randall border. View Larger Map

Units responding to report of crash on Highway 50, Paddock Lake

At 7:26 a.m., deputies are responding to the report of a crash on Highway 50 near Central High School. A deputy reported to dispatch that one vehicle reportedly rear-ended the other. View Larger Map

Bristol buys new “welcome to” signs

The Bristol Village Board has purchased new “welcome to” signs that will acknowledge the municipality’s new status as a  village. The board approved the purchase of 10 signs at $167 per sign from Sass Graphics of  Salem. The signs will be placed at the current locations for the welcome to the town of Bristol signs at: The east and […]

August surpasses Gibbs after 32nd Assembly GOP primary recount

After recounts in two counties, the winner in the 32nd Assmbly Republican primary is now Tyler August. On election night, it looked like August’s opponent Adam Gibbs had squeaked out a win. Gibbs could still appeal the findings. The eventual winner will vie against Democrat Doug Harrod for the seat now held by retiring Republican Rep. Tom Lothian. […]

Paris Town Board defers decision on dragaway agreement

Though they — and several members of the public — generally dislike what they see in the proposed nuisance control agreement with the Great Lakes Dragaway, the Paris Town Board Tuesday deferred action on the document to have one more meeting to hash out a better document. The agreement was proposed by the dragaway last month after many months of negotiation with the […]

Paris clerk referendum nullified by improperly noticed meeting

A vote by the Paris Town Board to hold a referendum on whether to convert the town clerk/treasurer post from elected to appointed was nullified because the meeting at which the action took place was improperly noticed. The legal notice for the meeting specified the meeting as a town meeting, but officials intended it to be noticed as a Town Board […]

Highway W access changes during construction lauded by Wheatland officials

A change — and another possible one — made to access to Highway W from Highway 50 while the former undergoes a rebuild were lauded by some Wheatland officials Monday night. But nevertheless the town’s fire chief is anxious to see the work at the accesses complete and a normal traffic flow restored. The blocking of the […]

Photos added to Falcon boys volleyball vs. Franklin post

Some great David Thoss photos — and lots of them — have been added to his post from last night on the Central boys volleyball victory versus Franklin. Check them out here.

28 Wilmot HS students earn AP Scholar Awards

Twenty-eight students at Wilmot Union High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or […]

Central boys volleyball wows fans with win over Franklin

The assembled Falcon fans had one word after the match tonight…..WOW!! In an intense, exciting, emotional High School boys volleyball match, the Central Falcons went to Franklin and won in exciting fashion 3-1. After a lackluster weekend showing by the Falcons, they came out ready to play Monday night. The first set was an intense […]

Bristol officials bracing for state’s plans for Highway 45

View Larger Map The above map shows the area of Highway 45 between Highway AH (south) and Highway 50. The state Department of Transportation will publicly reveal its plans at a meeting next Tuesday for a major overhaul of the Highway 45 corridor from Highway 50 south through Bristol to the state line. But some Bristol officials appeared at […]

Units responding to bus-car crash at Highways 45, 50

At 2:56 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue are responding to a report of a crash involving a school bus and a car at Highways 45 and 50 in Bristol. Dispatch says the bus driver is reporting no injuries to passengers, but rescue is continuing to the scene. Bus rear-ended car, according to dispatch. Crash scene […]

Dragstrip agreement on Paris Town Board agenda

An agreement between Paris and the owners of the Great Lakes Dragaway is on the Town Board’s regular monthly meeting agenda. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., at the Public Safety Building, 16607 Burlington Road (Highway 142), Paris. The drag strip agreement appears on the agenda for discussion and possible action. The proposal is the latest effort in an ongoing […]

Salem Town Board posts special meeting

The Salem Town Board has posted a notice of a special meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m. at Town Hall 9814 Antioch Road (Highway 83). Open session meeting items are: Discussion and possible action on the telephone system specific to the new fire highway building. Discussion and possible action on extending the quiet hours specific […]

Units responding to report of car, semi crash in Bristol

At 8 a.m., deputies are responding to a report of a crash involving a car and a semi in the 10100 block of Highway 45, Bristol. Dispatch reports that the driver of the car may be injured. UPDATE 8:02 a.m. — Bristol Fire and Rescue also responding. UPDATE about 8:30 a.m. — One person being transported to […]

Community baby shower to benefit The Sharing Center clients

A community baby shower to benefit clients of The Sharing Center will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 2, at Lakeside SuperValu, Paddock Lake. Items to be collected are: Diapers, sizes 3,4,5. Pull-ups. Wipes. Training pants/plastic pants. Formula. Baby and toddler food. baby shampoo. Baby wash. Baby powder. Baby oil. Cotton balls. Bottles. Bibs. Blankets

Kenosha County 4-H open house is Tuesday

The Kenosha County University of Wisconsin-Extension will host the Annual 4-H Open House, Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Kenosha County Center, northeast corner of Highways 45 and 50, Bristol. The county-wide event is open to all youth and adults interested in discovering more about 4-H in Kenosha County. The evening […]

Central boys volleyball bests Tremper

The Central Falcon boys volleyball hosted the Tremper Trojans in an SEC tilt Thursday. The Falcons moved to 3-0 in conference with a 4 game victory over the upstart Trojans. Central raced out to an early lead and stretched it to 21-9 before winning 25-10 on superior serving by Nick Manning and offense by the […]

Bristol annual PTA Walk-A-Thon fundraiser

The annual Bristol School PTA Walk-A-Thon took place today at the school. The event is the PTA’s main fundraiser. It helps provide funding for field trips, school assemblies, graduation functions, classroom materials for teachers and more. It included games, food and of course the walking. Prizes went to teh students who raised the most funds. Here are some scenes […]

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