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Lilly Lake Beach upgraded to swimming advisory

Lilly Lake Beach has been upgraded to a swimming advisory after the latest test for E.coli there, said Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler on Thursday. Elevated E.coli levels had kept the beach closed since Aug. 25. The latest reading at the beach from a test conducted Thursday was 461 E.coli/100mL. A result of 1,000 E.coli/100mL or higher […]

Lilly Lake Beach remains closed after latest test

Lilly lake Beach is still closed Wednesday after the latest water tests there still show elevated E.coli levels, Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler reports. A Sept. 1 test showed 1,553 E.coli/100mL. A result of 1,000 E.coli/100mL or higher prompts a beach closure. A reading of 300 to 999 E.coli/100mL prompts the posting of a swimming advisory. Additional tests will continue […]

Lilly Lake Beach to remain closed to swimming over weekend

More test results with elevated E.coli levels will keep Lilly Lake Beach closed through the weekend, Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler said Friday. The beach was first closed for swimming on Tuesday, when a test taken Monday was returned with a result of 2,419 E.coli/100mL. Subsequent test results were: Aug. 25 — 1,120 E.coli/100mL. Aug. 26 — 2,419 […]

Lilly Lake Beach still closed Wed.

Lilly Lake Beach will remain closed Wednesday after a re-rest still showed elevated levels of E.coli, Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler reports. Test results however are heading in the right direction. Tuesday’s re-test showed 1,120 E.coli/100mL, less than half of Monday’s result. A result of 1,000 E.coli/100mL or higher prompts a beach closure. A reading of 300 to 999 E.coli/100mL prompts […]

Lilly Lake Beach closed due to water test results

Lilly Lake Beach has been closed after a regular test showed elevated levels of E.coli bacteria, said Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler A water test from Monday showed  2,419 E.coli/100mL. A reading above 1,000 E.coli/100mL results in a beach closure. The water will be tested daily until it shows a safe reading.

Units responding for investigation in Lilly Lake

At about 9:30 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department units are responding to the area of the 7500 block of 335th Avenue in Lilly Lake. Per dispatch: Two callers have reported burning nearby that is making people sick and causing them to close windows. UPDATE 9:43 p.m. — All TWFD units clearing the scene and returning to […]

Lilly Lake boat launch open again after re-construction

The reconstruction of the public boat launch on Lilly Lake is complete and the launch open for use again. The launch was closed since May 16 when work began. Worked ended right on schedule. Wheatland received 50 percent funding for the project from a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Recreational Boating Facilities Grant. The Town Board […]

Units responding for crash in Lilly Lake

At about 4:17 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in about the 7900 block of Highway JI (328th Avenue ) in Lilly Lake. Per scanner transmissions: Motorcycle appears to be involved.  

Work on new Lilly Lake boat launch to begin May 16

View Larger Map A Google Streetview of the existing Lilly Lake boat launch. The public boat launch located on Lilly Lake Road will be closed starting May 16 for re-construction. This will be for a ” completely new boat launch – bigger and better,” said Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler. The work is expected to take about […]

New boat launch on Lilly Lake takes step forward

View Larger Map The construction of a new boat launch at Lilly Lake took a step forward last week when the Wheatland Town Board accepted a bid for the project. Corporate Contractors submitted the lowest bid of $108,000, which was accepted by the Town Board by unanimous vote on Nov. 3. The figure includes engineering cost. The Town Board in September […]

Back to the drawing board for Lilly Lake boat launch project

View Larger Map A process that could result in a new public boat launch at Lilly Lake is going back to the drawing board. The Wheatland Town Board on Monday rejected two bids for the project after learning that the state Department of  Natural Resources preferred a different construction. The town had applied for a DNR […]

Beach advisory issued for Lilly Lake beach

A beach advisory has been posted at Lilly Lake Beach, Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler has announced. The test from Aug. 11, measured 411 cfu/100mls. A test of greater than 235 and less than 1,000 results in a beach advisory. Results higher than 1,000 cfu/100mls close the beach. Burlington Water Pollution Control Facility tests the water. The […]

Beach advisory lifted for Lilly Lake

Lilly Lake Beach has reopened without a beach advisory after a latest round of testing, Wheatland Town Clerk Sheila Seigler reports. A test taken Tuesday showed a result of  124 cfu/100 mls. Results above 235 cfu/100mls trigger an advisory while results over 1000 cfu/100mls close the beach. A test taken Monday had triggered the advisory.

Beach advisory issued for Lilly Lake beach

A beach advisory has been posted at Lilly Lake Beach, Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler has announced. The test from Aug. 4, measured 727 cfu/100 mls. A test of greater than 235 and less than 1,000 results in a beach advisory. Results higher than 1,000 cfu/100mls close the beach. Burlington Water Pollution Control Facility tests the water. […]

6 year old honored for saving youngster on Lily Lake

The family of Olivia Lopez, 6, of Kenosha last wekend celebrated her recent heroics on Lilly Lake. Here is how Olivia’s grandmother, Patti Robinson of Wilmot, tells the story: We were at the beach with no other people present other than the ones in our group. A mother and her little daughter who appeared to be around […]

Beach advisory lifted for Lilly Lake

Lilly Lake Beach has reopened without a beach advisory after a latest round of testing, Wheatland Town Clerk Sheila Seigler reports. A test taken Tuesday showed a result of 15 cfu/100mls. Results above 235 cfu/100mls trigger an advisory while results over 1000 cfu/100mls close the beach. A test taken Monday had triggered the advisory.

Beach advisory posted at Lilly Lake Beach

A beach advisory has been posted at Lilly Lake Beach, Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler has announced. The test from June 9, measured 687 cfu/100mls. A test of greater than 235 and less than 1,000 results in a beach advisory. Result higher than 1,000 cfu/100mls close the beach. Burlington Water Pollution Control Facility tests the water. The advisory […]

Units responding for crash in Lilly Lake

At about 6:51 p.m., Twin Lakes Rescue and Town of Wheatland Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at 73rd Street and 328th Avenue (Highway JI) in the Lilly Lake area. One motorcycle in ditch. Driver is reporting injuries, dispatch says.

Wheatland Town Board limits ice motorcycle use; may add muffler requirement

The Wheatland Town Board passed an ordinance Monday limiting use of motorcycles on frozen Lilly Lake to 10 specified hours on the weekend. The board also made a last minute addition that motorcycles on the lakes have mufflers. That addition will only go into effect if it is deemed legal by the town attorney. Chairman […]

Foster Parents Needed in Kenosha County

Throughout the state, there are many children in need of homes on a short or long-term basis. For that reason, in Kenosha County, the Community Impact Programs, Inc is seeking foster care parents. “We always need families,” said Foster Care Coordinator, Ann Dreschler, to the Twin Lakes Village Board. “We are in crisis mode right […]

Lilly Lake treated for milfoil

Lilly Lake in Wheatland was treated for Eurasion milfoil on June 13, town Clerk Sheila Siegler reports. About six total acres of area near shoreline was treated by Marine Biochemists of Mequon. The full report is available here. A map of the treated areas is available here.  

Soggy, but tasty Dairy Breakfast

  The brave souls who meandered through muddy fields to attend the annual Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast at Uhlenhake’s Land Locked Acres were not disappointed. A steady downpour dampened the number of attendees, but not the spirit of those who enjoyed a fresh breakfast of scrambled eggs, pancakes, muffins, bread and butter, yogurt, milk and […]

Wheatland still working toward motorcycle ice riding solution

Discussion at the Wheatland Town Board meeting tonight showed the board is still working  toward a solution to concerns about motorcycle use on frozen Lilly Lake. The topic was on the agenda of tonight’s regular Town Board meeting. Town Chairman Bill Glembocki said that he would like to try to get the motorcyclists to agree […]

Something fishy at Lilly Lake this week may be the DNR

If you see some fishy activity on illy Lake during the night this week, it may be some work being done by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler explains in this statement emailed earlier today: WI DNR will be conducting an “Electro-Fishing Survey” of Lilly Lake during the night hours […]

Wheatland will consider regulating ice motorcycles — later

An agenda item for discussing recent motorcycling on the ice of Lilly Lake drew about 30 audience members to the Wheatland Town Board meeting Monday night. But while there indeed was some discussion, there was no action that would put the matter to rest for this season. Instead,  town Chairman Bill Glembocki said he would […]

The Forgotten Man, A Story of Joseph of Nazareth to be performed at Wilmot High School

When Lance Haas, former Wilmot Union High School band and choir director was given a cancer diagnosis in April 2010, he was told he had just 10 months to live. During those months, he began growing closer to God through prayer, reading his Bible more and trying to discern the reason he was still alive […]

Man injured in Lilly Lake crash

Note: We posted some reporting last night from the scanner regarding this crash. — DH A 31-year-old Wheatland man was injured in a rollover crash in the Lilly Lake neighborhood Thursday evening. The man was driving his car eastbound on Lilly Lake Road approaching 73rd Street when he crossed into the westbound lane of Lilly […]

Benefit to help cover medical costs for Louie Grasseschi is Sept. 22

A benefit to help cover medical costs for Louie Grasseschi is set for Sept. 22 at Lilly Lake Resort, 7910 328th Ave. The event will start at 1 p.m. Grasseschi has been diagnosed with pancreas and liver cancer. The benefit will include food, raffles, bake sale and music. A $15 minimum donation is being accepted at the […]

Lilly Lake Beach reopens after latest test

Lilly Lake Beach has reopened without a swimming advisory after a latest round of testing, Wheatland Town Clerk Sheila Seigler reports. The test taken Tuesday showed a result of 67 cfu/100mls. Results above 235  cfu/100mls trigger an advisory while results over 1000 cfu/100mls close the beach.

Lilly Lake Beach re-opens, but under advisory

Lilly Lake Beach has re-opened today, but with a swimming advisory in effect after the most recent round of bacteria testing, Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler reports. The Aug. 13 test result showed 387 cfu/100mls. Any result over 235 cfu/100mls triggers an advisory. Guidelines during an advisory include: Swim at your own risk. Do not ingest […]

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