Posts from ‘November, 2011’

The Sharing Center seeking sponsors for Christmas program

The Sharing Center is seeking sponsors to “adopt” a family for Christmas. Sponsors are asked to provide all the necessary food items for a complete Christmas dinner plus a gift (s) for children under 18. Sponsors may call, stop in or email to the Sharing Center to sign-up to adopt a family for Christmas. Once […]

Police seeking tips regarding playground fire

View Larger Map Twin Lakes Police are seeking information regarding a fire in Arrowhead Park that burned the playground area early this morning. According to a press release from the department: On Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 at 12:25 a.m. the Twin Lakes Fire Department and the Twin Lakes Police Department responded to a report of a fire in Arrowhead Park, […]

Paris to pay full county taxes for residents this year

Paris will pay the county tax for all residents for at least one more year, Town Board members announced tonight at the town’s budget hearing. The board had been considering perhaps not paying all of residents county taxes, as it has in the past from revenue received from the Waste Management Pheasant Run landfill, located in the southwest corner […]

Units responding to report of oven fire

At 3:30 p.m,, Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are repsonding to a report of a fire in an oven in the 10100 block of 296th Avenue, Salem. View Larger Map Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Salem School Student Senate conducts food drive

The Salem School Student Senate has been conducting a food drive recently in which all classes in the school have participatd. The food will be donated to The Sharing Center. Homerooms competed against each other to see who collected the most food. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Units responding for report of garage fire

At 4:22 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a garage fire in the 11000 block of 268th Avenue, Trevor. Dispatch reports that garage is attached to a house. Occupants are evacuating. UPDATE 4:28 p.m. — Some responding units being held or returned to quarters. Fire “mostly” extinguished. Lots of […]

Units responding to report of crash

At about 3:32 p.m., sheriff’s deputies and Bristol Fire and Rescue are responding to a report of  crash at Highway 45 and WG, Bristol. Dispatch reports that two vehicles are involved. One vehicle hit a tree. An airbag deployed in one of the vehicles. UPDATE 3:37 p.m. — One vehicle is a car; the other is a Jeep. View […]

Bristol Fine Arts to present ‘The Tales of Hans Christian Andersen’

The Bristol Fine Arts Department is proud to present “The Tales of Hans Christian Andersen” along with Supper with Santa and a Silent Auction and Bake Sale. Show times are Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec 4 at noon. Supper with Santa is Saturday, Dec. 3 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with continuous serving. Pictures […]

“Jingle Bell Walk” will benefit Imagine Kenosha Learning Center & Toys for Tots

“Jingle Bell Walk” benefiting Imagine Kenosha Learning Center & Toys for Tots will take place Saturday, Dec. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at  Bristol Grade School. The sounds of bells will ring through the air as kids and adults alike tie jingle bells to their sneakers and join in IK’s Jingle Bell Walk, to […]

Four Wheatland Center students participating in UW-Milwaukee honors band this weekend

Four Wheatland Center School band students are participating this weekend in the UW-Milwaukee Middle Level Honors Band. The Wheatland students will be performing with students from all over Southeastern Wisconsin. On Friday they auditioned for their chair placement in the band they will participate in. The students will end with a concert Nov. 20 at […]

The Sharing Center distributes Thanksgiving meals

The Sharing Center distributed Thanksgiving meals to over 200 families today at Holy Name Church-WIlmot. In the annual program, families are adopted by spopnsors, who purchase the food for a holiday meal. The food is then anonymously given to the recipients. The center conducts a similar program for Christmas. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact the center at 262-997-0783 or Note: […]

Paris town budget hearing is Nov. 21

The Paris Town Budget Hearing will be Monday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. The typical business of a budget hearing includes citizens having the opportunity to comment on the budget and then vote on its approval. This year the budget is also where board members have indicated they will decide whether the town will continue to pay all of […]

Helping Hands Holiday Food Pantry distributes to about 300

Friday’s Helping Hands Holiday Food Pantry will hopefully have made the season a little brighter for many in need. Westosha Lakes Church, Christ Lutheran Church, New Life Bible Church, Central High School and Wilmot High School teamed together along with many hands and feet to transport, unload, organize, pack and distribute food to approximately 300 families […]

Bristol tax levy down slightly

The Bristol Village Board this week passed a tax levy slightly lower than the 2011 levy. The 2012 levy will be $1,484,902, about 4 percent less than 2011. Village administrator Randy Kerkman said lower levy was due to partial payment of some debt this year. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Units responding for report of fence on fire

At about 4:40 p.m., Silver Lake Fire and Rescue and village police are responding to a report of fence on fire in the 300 block of North Cogswell Drive, Silver Lake. Dispatch reports a garage may also be involved. UPDATE 4:42 p.m. — Dispatch reports that a shed may be on fire too. UPDATE 4:46 p.m. — Personnel on scene says trees […]

County seeking local photos for website redesign

Kenosha County is seeking photographs that represent scenes, activities, events and life all across the county to be used in the redesign of its website. “We are looking for images that highlight and characterize all of the wonderful things that make Kenosha County a great place to live, work, play and raise a family,” County […]

Capt. Novaez remembered at memorial at Central HS

The Central High School German Class hosted a public memorial service on Thursday evening in the school’s cafetorium, to honor late German teacher Capt. David A. Novaez. Captain Novaez and his wife both passed away as the result of a motorcycle accident on Oct. 9. About 80 people attened the event. Thos attending were able to share […]

Wilmot UHS dedicates Chase Promenade Midi Laboratory

Wilmot High School dedicated the new Chase Promenade Midi Laboratory tonight after the Fall Instrumental Music Concert. The lab is built around $5,000 worth of Yamaha electric pianos awarded to the school when student band, Chase Promenade, won the WSMA Launchpad Competition last school year. To honor the band’s members — Matt Spatol, Tony Diaz, Brandon Kempf and Billy […]

Units responding for report of a stabbing

At 6:05 p.m., deputies and Salem Fire/Rescue are responding to a report of a stabbing at 83rd Street and 249th Avenue, Salem. Dispatch is advising rescue to stage until deputies get on scene. Stabbing victim was reportedly stabbed in the neck area, dispatch reports to responding units. UPDATE 6:08 p.m. — Rescue on scene and […]

Bristol Village Board says no to roundabouts, sidewalks, trails on Highway 45

View Larger Map The Bristol Village Board has decided to tell the state Department of Transportation that it does not favor sidewalks, shared use trails or roundabouts as part of the proposed Highway 45 reconstruction project. The board is in favor of creating a crosswalk on the highway at the entrance to the east parking […]

Santa is Coming to Salem on Dec. 3

The eighth annual Santa is Coming to Salem will take place Dec. 3 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Salem Town Hall, 814 Antioch Road (Highway 83), Salem. Many fun activities are being planned. Santa will be arriving about 1:15 p.m. on a fire truck. Rides on the truck will be given if weather permits. […]

Salem passes 0 percent increase tax levy

Salem electors and the Town Board approved a tax levy for 2012 that represents a 0 percent increase over 2011. The total levy for general fund, library fund, debt service and capital projects will be $3,419,470 for 2012 — as it was in 2011. Of those funds, the library levy did see an increase. Salem is part […]

Event this weekend to benefit Mike Devries

A benefit for the Mike Devries Foundation will take place Nov. 19 at the Brat Stop-Parkway Chateau (entrance C) and feature food, games, live music, magic, raffles and other fun. Mike Devries,  a Lily Lake resident, was involved in an accident in Feb. 2008 when his truck hit black ice and rolled over. Devries is now  paralyzed from the waste […]

Wheatland Center School Craft and Vendor Fair is Nov. 19

The Wheatland Center School Craft and Vendor Fair will be Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the middle school gym. Featured will be over 40 crafters and vendors including one-of-a-kind craft items, holiday gifts, handmade jewelry, home party vendors, plus handmade crafts made by students. Also at the fair will be […]

Metal box reported in Highway 50

At 7:47 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a large metal box in the westbound lanes of Highway 50 in Wheatland just before the Fox River. View Larger Map Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Central jazz band to perform Wednesday

“Swingin’ into Fall,” a jazz concert performed by Central High school students, will take place Wednesday, Nov. 16 starting at 7 p.m. The concert will be held at the school on Highway 50 (75th Street) in Paddock Lake. Admission is free. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Salem to approves lease with lake district for equipment storage

View Larger Map The Salem Town Board approved entering into a lease with the Camp and Center Lakes Rehabilitation District for use of town-owned land. The district plans to construct a pole barn type building on the land, just north of the sewer treatment plant along Highway C, in which it will store its weed harvester and […]

Kmiec sworn in as Salem supervisor

Theodore B. Kmiec III was formally appointed to the Salem Town Board and sworn in at the start of Monday’s regular Town Board meeting. Here is some video of the ceremony (sorry about the shaky start and the low sound level): Kmiec will fill the seat formerly held by Joseph Meier, who died in September. Kmiec will serve until April, when a […]

Group offering help with Thanksgiving meal for those in need

In these tough economic times, could you use some help putting a Thanksgiving meal on the table? If you’re answer is yes, a coalition of area churches, businesses, Central and Wilmot high schools and other groups and individuals stand ready to help. The groups have been collecting food for the holiday meal that they plan to distrubute […]

Windshield Watch: Slightly frosted; high of 59 later

The windshield of the mobile news gathering unit and parade entry had a very slight frost , easy to wipe away with the dry wipers. (In the photo you can see where I melted some of it with the mere touch of a finger). Such things as frost will be distant memories later today as the National Weather Service forecast calls for […]

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