Posts from ‘September, 2011’

Great Endings to close for retirement after 33 years

You may have noticed recently that one of the longest-tenured tenants in Paddock Lake’s Village Plaza has been moving out. But the owners of Great Endings Hair Salon want their customers and everyone else to know that the business is closing its doors after 33 years not because of any strife, but so that one of the partners can […]

Burglaries in Knolls reported; information sought

Four burglaries to homes in the Knolls area of Randall near Powers Lake were reported last week. All of the Knolls homes were right next to each other, said Sgt. Bill Beth, Sheriff’s Department spokesman. Burglars are entering by cutting screens and breaking windows, Beth said. They are taking anything of value — electronics, jewelry […]

Flu vaccine now available from county Health Dept.

The Kenosha County Division of  Health will now be offering the annual flu vaccine at their Nurse of the Day locations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Kenosha County Division of Health recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone six months and older as the single best way to protect against […]

Christ Lutheran to host spaghetti dinner

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will take place Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 24929 75th St., Paddock Lake. All are welcome. Complete dinner (salad, garlic bread and beverages) is $6: ages 6-12 $3; age 5 and under are free. Also serving take-out ($6). To order, call 843-2631 before 6:30 p.m.

UPDATE: Woman ejected from vehicle in Wednesday Highway 142 crash

View Larger Map Note: Our original post on this incident is available here. — DH The woman driving a car involved in a crash on Highway 142 in Paris Wednesday evening was ejected from her vehicle after it left the highway. Amanda Schultz, 24, of Union Grove, was transported from the scene by Flight for Life medical transport […]

Providence to host bingo this Saturday

Providence Catholic School hosts bingo every first and third Saturday of the month. This Saturday, Oct. 1, the progressive jackpot could be up to $700 — with at least $500 guaranteed. Providence is located at 1704 240th Ave. (Highway X), Brighton, on the grounds of Saint Francis Xavier Church. Doors open at 4 p.m. with bingo beginning at […]

Salem School kicks off new positive behavior program

Salem School  is implementing a new program to promote positive behavior throughout the year. The program, Positive Behavior Interventions and Support is a systemic approach to proactive, school-wide behavior based on a Response to Intervention model. PBIS applies evidence-based programs, practices and strategies for all students to increase academic performance, improve safety, decrease problem behavior, […]

Wind advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County for today starting at 3 p.m. and lasting until 7 a.m. Friday. Winds at 20 to 30 mph are expected with gusts as high as 45 to 50 mph. There’s also a 50 percent chance of more rain today and […]

Crash on Highway 142

At 5:45 p.m., traffic is being shut down on Highway 142 for a crash. Paris Fire and Rescue is on the scene. Flight for Life medical transport helicopter is being called. Estimated time of arrival at about 6:10 p.m. UPDATE 5:49 p.m. — Traffic being blocked by deputy at Highway 45. Scene appears to be to the […]

County Detention Center death being investigated

The Tuesday death of a man being held at the Kenosha County Detention Center is being investigated by a neighboring county’s sheriff’s department. From a statement released through Sgt. Bill Beth, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman: On 09-27-11 at 0040 hrs Correctional Staff at the Kenosha County Detention Center (KCDC) 4777 – 88th Ave found […]

Pringle to host nature story time on rocks

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave. (Highway MB), Bristol will be having a Nature Story Time Hike: If You Find a Rock by Peggy Christian on Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 to 11 a.m. When you find a rock, you don’t always know what kind of rock it is. Have you found a hiding rock? Or […]

Dragaway committee process working, Paris supervisor says

Regular meetings between management of the Great Lakes Dragaway and a committee of Paris officials and interested residents seem to be making progress in addressing some of the conflict between the drag strip and the town evident in the past. Supervisor Ron Kammerzelt reported at Tuesday’s Paris Town Board meeting on the last two meetings with the drag strip. He summarized that the track has been conscientious in addressing noise and other problems. […]

Senior Center to benefit from Culver’s fundraiser on Wednesday

The Western Kenosha County Senior Center of Bristol will have a fundraiser at Culver’s of Pleasant Prairie on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Culver’s will donate 10 percent of the sales profit brought in between 4 and 8 p.m. Please inform the staff when ordering that you are dining to support the Senior Center.

Units responding for pole wire arcing

At 6:33 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue and police are responding for a pole with an arcing wire near Randall School, 37101 87th St. (Highway F), Twin Lakes. UPDATE 6:34 p.m. — Second caller reports to dispatch that pole is on fire and is in the northwest portion of the site, where the buses […]

Randall PTC breakfast raises money for playground

Randall Consolidated School’s PTC Welcome-Back-to-School Pancake Breakfast was held on Saturday, Sept. 10. Over 100 people, plus Randy Wildcat, went to school on a Saturday to eat pancakes and sausages made by teachers. Randall students and their families were given a choice of blueberry, chocolate chip, or regular pancakes made-to-order by teachers Lori Byers, Tina […]

A word from our sponsors: Reliable Heating and Air Conditioning offering giftcards for heating check-ups, other services

Reliable Heating and Air Conditioning is offering its customers who make an appointment for early heating season tune-ups — and some other services — a little extra value: Sign up early for a furnace check up and get a $10 Woodman’s giftcard. Buy a humidifier and get a $25 Woodman’s giftcard. Buy an air cleaner and get […]

Bristol citizens give views on Highway 45 shared path at board meeting

Citizens at a Bristol Village Board meeting Monday presented their views on whether the eventual reconstruction of Highway 45 from Highway 50 to the state line should include a multi-use path along one side. The path issue was not on the meeting agenda, but during citizens comments three citizens spoke in opposition to the path. One spoke in favor. One option presented […]

Bristol Village Board rejects referendum on board size

Bristol residents will not be voting in a referendum on the size of  the Village Board after action taken by the Village Board Monday. The board voted 4 to 2 to not take action on a petition asking for a referendum on the question of restoring the number of village trustees to six. Trustee Bill […]

Flood advisory issued for Kenosha County

Kenosha County is included in a flood advisory issued by the National Weather Service. Flooding is expected to be minor here, the advisory says. More showers and perhaps a thunderstorm are in the forecast for tonight (60 percent), tomorrow (80 percent), tomorrow night (60 percent) and Wednesday (60 percent).

Lumber in the road on Highway 50

At 4:02 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of an about six-foot two by four lying in the road in the 27000 block of Highway 50, Salem. Traffic is having to swerve to avoid the obstacle, dispatch reports. View Larger Map

Randall road project maps

Living in northwest Randall and wondering what specifically is going to happen to the town road in front of your property when street rehab work in that area begins soon? This series of maps supplied by town engineering firm Ruekert-Mielke shows exactly what works is going to be done where for the project from ditching to paving to tree canopy trimming […]

Daybreak currently has openings

Daybreak, a program of the Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services Inc. currently has openings. Daybreak is a social activity program for adults in the early to middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease or a related memory disorder. This program provides much needed respite for caregivers while allowing their loved ones to participate in activities and […]

Salem Fire/Rescue responding for mutual aid to Kansasville

At 5:48 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is being dispatched to Dover, just over the Racine County line, for an industrial fire. Salem is being asked to send an engine. The fire is at a business in the 21200 block of Durand Avenue (Highway 11), just west of Union Grove. View Larger Map

Oktoberfest coming to Old Settlers County Park Oct. 1

Old Settlers Oktoberfest, a new community event, is coming to Old Settlers County Park in Paddock Lake Oct. 1. Admission is free and a wide variety of activities are scheduled for the whole family to enjoy. The event will take place from 2 to 10 p.m. Old Settlers Oktoberfest is a joint effort between Westosha-Salem Kiwanis Club, […]

Grayson achieves rank of Eagle Scout

Connor Grayson of Silver Lake has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor attainable through the Boy Scouts of America. The son of Keith and Nancy Grayson, his Court of Honor was held on Saturday at Camp Oh-Da-Ko-Ta and was attended by state Rep. Samantha Kerkman. Grayson is a member of Troop 329 in […]

Seno Center to host pig roast and silent auction fundraiser

The Seno Woodland Education Center will host its first annual Pig Roast and Silent Auction fundraiser on Oct. 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. Funds from the event will help to finish renovations on the barn and other improvements around the property, which is located in Wheatland. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for […]

Randall School Board invites community to sessions on goals

The Randall School Board is inviting interested community members to attend informal sessions to get acquainted, ask questions, and share information about the school district. The sessions will be held in the school library on two occasions. Each session is scheduled for one hour. The dates and times for each of these sessions are: Monday, […]

Silver Lake president responds to criticism over outsourcing of building inspector services

The possible outsourcing of building inspector services to Salem drew more criticism from the audience and a spirited response from village President Jeff Albrecht at Wednesday’s Silver Lake Village Board meeting. This is the second meeting in a row that the issue has spurred significant public comment at a Village Board meeting. Last time, at […]

Paddock Lake approves attachment of car dealership property to village

View Larger Map The Paddock Lake Village Board approved the attachment of a five-acre site owned by a local car dealership into the village this week. The parcel is the site of Hartnell Chevrolet. Until this week, the property was within the municipal boundaries of Salem. The change is termed an attachment rather than an annexation because it was within […]

Brighton School Struttin with the Stars is Saturday

Brighton School’s Third Annual “Struttin’ with the Stars” will take place Sept. 24, from 3 to 7 p.m. Activities will include: Carnival. Silent Auction & Raffle. Live Auction. Baggo Tournament. Cake Walk. Bake Sale

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