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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 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 […]
Lilly Lake Beach remains closed and will stay so for the weekend after a follow-up test for bacteria showed levels are still elevated, Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler reported on Friday. A test taken on Aug. 9 showed 1300 cfu/100mls. Any reading over 1000 cfu/100mls closes the beach until a lower test reading is reached. A test performed Aug. […]
Lilly Lake Beach has been closed after a follow-up test for bacteria showed elevated levels, Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler reports. A test performed Aug. 7 showed 1414 cfu/100mls. Any reading over 1414 cfu/100mls closes the beach until a lower test reading is reached. Another test will be performed Thursday with results available Friday. A swimming advisory was placed on the beach Tuesday […]
Lilly Lake Beach is open again after follow-up testing showed levels of potentially harmful bacteria in the water at acceptable levels, reports Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler. Results from July 30 showed 816 cfu/100mls. The beach was closed after that result. The Aug. 1 results showed just 86 cfu/100mls, allowing the re-opening.
Lilly Lake Beach has been closed by the town after regular testing showed high levels of potentially harmful bacteria in the water, reports town Clerk Sheila Siegler. Closed signs will be posted at the beach. Results from July 9 showed 1203 cfu/100mls. A result above 1000/100mls results in a closure under the town’s guidelines. The […]
At 8:56 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue are responding to a report of a motorcycle crash in the 33200 block of 75th Street, Lilly Lake area of Wheatland. Motorcyclist may have struck a tree. UPDATE 9:01 p.m. — Dispatch syays correct location now is 7500 block of Lilly Lake Road. […]
At about 3:15 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue are responding to a report of a possible burning violation near 335th Avenue and 75th Street, in the Lilly Lake area of Wheatland. Dispatch says person reporting fire said it was causing a lot of smoke and was unattended. View Larger Map
View Larger Map Lilly Lake beach is fully open for swimming again after the results of the latest bacteria water test, Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler reports. A test sample taken yesterday showe 19 cfu/100mls. The beach was closed Wednesday and under an advisory Tuesday and Thursday due to high bacteria readings.
View Larger Map The beach at Lilly Lake has been placed back on advisory status by the town, Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler reports. The watertest taken yesterday came back at 291 cfu/100mls. A test from the day before was over 1,000 cfu/100mls, prompting the closing of the beach Wednesday. Guidelines during an advisory include:â€œSwim at your own risk. […]
View Larger Map Lilly Lake Beach has been closed by the town after additional testing showed higher yet levels of harmful bacteria in the water. Closed signs have been posted at the beach, reports town Clerk Sheila Siegler. Results from Aug. 1 showed 816 cfu/100mls, enough for an advisory to be issued Tuesday. Results from […]
View Larger Map Due to results of water testing, an advisory has been posted today at the beach at Lilly Lake, Wheatland town Clerk Shiela Siegler reports. The signs posted at the beach advise: â€œSwim at your own risk. Do not ingest lake water. Shower after swimming. Wash hands before eating. Do not swim if you […]
Have you been noticing what looks like an unusual number of dead panfish on Lilly Lake lately? If so, Wheatland Town Clerk has some information for you: “I contacted DNR and the fish kill is due to a bacteria in the water at this time of year. Doug Welch, fish manager, said it is a […]
80th Street/334th Avenue on the south side of Lilly Lake will be closed on Monday, May 16 from 8 a.m. to noon, the Wheatland town government has announced. The road closure is needed so WE Energies can change utility poles. Through traffic will not be allowed. Residents living on the street will be able to […]
View Larger Map The Wheatland Town Board on Monday approved an ordinance setting a fee for using the Lilly Lake boat launch, starting this boating season. The daily fee will be $7 and the annual $28, said town Clerk Sheila Siegler. The Department of Natural Resources also will have to approve of the fee amount. DNR regulations require […]
View Larger Map The action is not final, but after discussion last Monday, the Wheatland Town Board likely will institute a fee for using the Lilly Lake boat launch, starting this boating season. The town is in the process of creating an ordinance for the fee, said town Clerk Sheila Siegler. The exact amount of the fee has not […]