Posts from ‘July, 2011’

Daily Buzz: Powerful pedaling at pedal tractor pulls

Youngsters will be putting pedals to the metal on Thursday and Friday at the Kenosha County Fair as part of the annual Pedal Tractor Pulls. The competition is sponsored by Jockey International and is open to youngsters from 5 to 12 years old. In pedal tractor pull, the kids pedal a special pedal-powered tractor pulling a […]

Cancer benefit for Melissa Piktel Family at Kenosha Bowmen Aug. 20

Kenosha Bowmen’s “Heide’s Rendezvous Benefit” benefit for the Melissa Piktel Family will be held Aug. 20, from 2 to 11 p.m. The benefit will feature live music, picnic/pig roast, kids games, live and silent auctions, raffles. A $10 raffle ticket includes a meal — served from 4 to 7 p.m. Bands “Trip” and “Dirty Looks” will […]

Units responding for woman on raft

At 8:13 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of a call on Powers Lake. Dispatch reports that patient is on a raft about 20 feet from shore behind a property in the 8900 block of Lake Park Drive. May be having an asthma or panic attack. UPDATE […]

Daily Buzz: Get educated at the School Exhibits Building

If you’re looking for a place to get inspired about the school children of Western Kenosha County you might check out the School Exhibits Building at the Kenosha County Fair. The building is literally decorated wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling with school work of Kenosha County students. Some are art, some are more explanatory, all are visually interesting. […]

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat at Chapel on the Hill this weekend

The summer production of the Christian Arts Centre at Chapel on the Hill in Lake Geneva continues this weekend. The group is producing Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. Western Kenosha County residents are among the cast and crew — including Silver Lake residents Connor Grayson as Dan and  Kerry John Kerros in the lead role […]

Picnic in Paris is today, tomorrow

The annual “Picnic in Paris” will be held today, July 30, starting at 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 31, starting at 11:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1501 172nd Ave., Paris. The public is invited to come and enjoy great food, refreshments, raffles, fun and frolic. View Larger Map

Milfoil treatment areas getting smaller on Lakes Mary and Elizabeth

The amount of acreage in Lakes Mary and Elizabeth that have to be treated for Eurasian milfoil has decreased by more than half over recent years, it was reported at the Twin Lakes Protection and Rehabilitation District annual meeting Saturday. “We really are down substantially in what we are treating,” said Tony Migon, chairman of the district’s […]

Pringle to host bird story time hike

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave. (Highway MB), Bristol will be having a Nature Story Time Hike: The Eagle and the Wren, retold by Jane Goodall on Saturday, Aug. 6, 10 to 11 a.m. In the story, lark, dove, eagle and vulture all claim to soar the highest. So owl suggests a contest, and off […]

Units responding for report of crash

At 5:39 p.m, units from Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue is responding to a report of a crash in the 34400 block of Bassett Road, Twin Lakes. UPDATE 5:43 p.m. — Dispatch reports that there are two patients with minor injuries. Some units being told to remain in station. View Larger Map

Daily Buzz: See the antique farm machinery display at the fair

For 44 years there has been an antique farm machinery exhibit at the Kenosha County Fair. That’s a long time. But much of the equipment in this display will be considerably older. Some of the machinery you might see includes: Old-fashioned pitcher pump to draw water. Roper maker, with which you can make you own […]

Randall to change cell phone providers

In a move one town supervisor estimates could save about $400 a month during peak months, the Randall Town Board changed cell phone companies. The board also decided to decrease the number of phones from eight to five, when research revealed some phones in possession of the fire department to not be needed any longer. The […]

Units responding to alarm

At 11:36 a.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a supervisory alarm at a esidence in the 6900 block of 238th Avenue, Paddock Lake. The alarm is coming from a hallway smoke detector in a hallway. UPDATE 11:40 a.m. – Deputy on scene reports no signs of fire showing. UPDATE 11:45 a.m. — Additional […]

Commuter news: Illinois tolls may be increased

There’s bad news coming from south of the border for Western Kenosha County commuters who work in Lake County and other points south. The Illinois Tollway Authority is proposing a 35 cent increase at most toll stations as a way of funding a $12 billion capital plan. Here’s the whole plan. I don’t see a […]

Missing pets: White cat with brown spots

Katie Sponenburg is looking for her lost cat, which was last seen along 64th Street in Paddock Lake. The cat is white cat with brown spots. Half his face is brown and he has bright blue eyes. He weighs about 18 pounds, is declawed and has a broken front fang tooth. Contact KAtie at 262-492-4948 or […]

Wisconsin Lightning softball tryouts Aug 13 and 14

2011 – 2012 Wisconsin Lightning Fastpitch Tryouts for girls ages 7 – 18 years old looking to join a competitive fastpitch organization will be Aug. 13 and 14 at Wilmot High School. The teams play in local, state and national competitions, including ASA, NSA and USSSA tournaments. Those trying out should bring  softball gear (glove, cleats, […]

Deputies responding to crash

At 3:32 p.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a vehicle that rolled and left the southbound lanes of I-94 in about the 4200 block. Vehicle is reportedly on the access road. UPDATE 3:35 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports driver has only minor injuries. View Larger Map

Units responding for alarm investigation

At 11:14 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and a sheriff deputy are responding to the 10900 block of Highway MB (152nd Avenue) for investigation of an audible fire alarm in a home. Dispatch reports that a neighbor has been hearing the alarm for about 15 minutes. UPDATE 11:23 a.m. — One unit being returned to station. Chief […]

Lakeland 10u baseball team headed to state

The Lakeland 10U Baseball Allstars went 5-0 in the Wisconsin District 6 tournament on Sunday, July 24 as they defeated the Franklin Nationals 21-7. The team hit .515 throughout the tournament with two home-runs by Jaeden Zackery and an in the park home run by Jarrett Reiter. The entire team put together a strong performance […]

Daily Buzz: Still time to enter Fairest of the Fair

Leading up to this year’s Kenosha County fair, we will publish a daily news item about the event, which in keeping with this year’s theme, we will call the Daily Buzz. — DH There’s not a lot of time left, but still some, for individuals interested in competing to be named Fairest of the Fair for this […]

Wheatland to negotiate over building razing

Wheatland town officials will meet with the owner of a property it had ordered razed after the owner filed legal action to stop the demolition. The property is a commercial building at 4708 328th Ave. After the town issued a raze order for the building, an attorney for the property’s owner, Doloris Hudson, requested a restraining order to […]

Lightning video and tornado watch cancelled

Pretty steady lightning and rumble sof thunder over Paddock lake for about the last hour. Here’s some video from around 10:30 p.m. looking west from west Paddock Lake: Tornado watch appears to have been cancelled for our area by National Weather Service.

Tornado watch issued

At 7:45 p.m., Kenosha County is included in an area under a National Weather Service tornado watch. The watch is in effect until 1 a.m.

Flash flood watch issued

Kenosha County is included in a flash flood watch issued by the National Weather Service. The watch is in effect until Thursday morning. There is an 80 percent chance of more rain in in the area tonight. A flash flood occurs within a few hours (usually less than six) of heavy or excessive rainfall, dam or levee […]

Lakeland U11 baseball district champs

The Lakeland U11 baseball team has won the District 6 championship. The team will now advance to the state tournament. Team members are: Chad Zirbel, Michael Williams, Frank Koehnke, AJ Frisby, Troy Hickey, Jack Polick, Tanner Peterson, Justin Paasch, Kyle Gendron, Tanner Bykowski and Gunner Peterson. Coaches are: Coach Koehnke, Coach Peterson, Coach Zirbel.

Report of pole and wires on fire

At 9:53 a.m., sheriff’s deputies are investigating a report of a pole down and on fire in the 17900 block of Highway WG, Bristol. View Larger Map

Report of railroad crossing gates malfunction

At 9:46 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of the railroad crossing gate at Highway C and 258th Court, Trevor, being down without a train present. UPDATE 9:59 a.m. — Deputy confirms report. Railroad being called. UPDATE 10:03 a.m. — Gates at 256th Avenue also down with no train visible, deputy reports. UPDATE 11:01 […]

DOT documenting access points along Highway 45

The state Department of Transportation is in the process of documenting all access points to Highway 45 from the state line north through Kenosha County. The federal highway passes through Bristol and Paris. Representatives of the DOT and a consultant working with the DOT explained the program and its timeline at a Paris Town Board meeting Tuesday […]

Salem water tower construction photos

Perhaps if you have glanced north along Highway C when passing the new Salem Fire/Rescue Trevor station and town Highways Department garage you have seen a new structure reaching for the sky. Workers have ben working on the  new water tower for the facility. Former town Chairman Linda Valentine shared the following photo collages of the process:

Picnic at Senior Citizen Park coverage

Paddock Lake held another of its Picnic in the Parks today, this time at Senior Citizen park. Here are some photos by Karen Hillock of the event: The next picnic in the park will be Aug. 24 at Hoag Park, from noon to 2 p.m.

Wisconsin Lightning softball to host clinic

Wisconsin Lightning Girls Fastpitch will be conducting a softball clinic for ages 8 to 12, July 30, 9 a.m. to noon at Wilmot High School diamonds. Participants will have a chance to develop fundamentals with proven coaching in an individual skills and drills environment. To pre-register email Name, Age, Address and Phone to santigrossi@gmail.com . […]

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