Lilly Lake might once again be patrolled by Salem Lakes Public Safety officers in 2017. The development marks the latest in an on, then off and now apparently on again water patrol relationship between Salem Lakes and Wheatland. Last summer, Wheatland contracted with Salem (now Salem Lakes) to patrol Lilly Lake. However, at the end […]
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Salem does not intend to patrol Lilly Lake in Wheatland in 2017 as it did this summer. That was the recommendation of village staff and the consensus of the Town Board as well at a Salem special board meeting Monday. This summer, Salem contracted with Wheatland for water patrol of Lilly Lake, with Paddock Lake for water […]
Weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes showed E.coli levels below beach warning or closure levels. Results reported Wednesday by the Kenosha County Health Department were: Silver Lake — Silver Lake County Park, 10 E.coli/100 mL. Paddock Lake — Old Settlers Park, 5 E.coli/100 mL; North Shore Beach Association, 11 E.coli/100 mL; Hoag Beach, 6 E.coli/100 mL; PHLA Beach, 10 E.coli/100 […]
At about 3:34 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding for a medical call at a beach on Lilly Lake in the 7500 block of Lilly Lake Road. Per dispatch: Call is a for a female passed out on the beach.
The body of a man that had been missing since Monday and who family members had been actively searching for appears to have been found along the shore of Lilly Lake in Wheatland. A media release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department says the man appears to be Richard L. Warnke Sr of Wheatland. Positive identification is pending further […]
Dianna Barker of Twin Lakes passed her senior moves in the field test earning a US Figure Skating gold medal on April 16. Of the tests passed each year by US Figure Skating, only 3 percent are at the senior level to earn the gold medal. Barker had to complete this test in front of a gold […]
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 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 […]
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 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 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]