At 10:08 p.m. Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding for burning near 333rd Avenue and 118th Street in Randall. UPDATE 10:09 p.m. — Randall Fire command has rescue units hold in quarters. UPDATE 10:12 p.m. — Per dispatch: Backyard fire is being attended. Randall FD chief on […]
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The president of the Community Library Board told the Twin Lakes Village Board Monday that the makeup of the library’s board may be up for changes again. Kevin Fitzgerald, who is president of the library board as well as a Twin Lakes trustee, said the state is seeking to have the library’s agreement among its […]
Candidate Phillip Johnson told westofthei.com Wednesday that he plans to ask for a recount of the votes in the Randall town chairman election. In final unofficial vote totals from Tuesday’s election, Johnson was defeated by incumbent Chairman Bob Stoll by 18 votes, or about 4 percentage points. Johnson has three days after certification by the board […]
At about 5:57 pm., Randall Fire Department, Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and sheriff”s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 40300 block of 103rd Street in Randall. Per dispatch: Crash involves a motorcyclist who hit an embankment and flew off the motorcycle, possibly then hitting a garage.
Randall voters will be able to cast a ballot in a contested town chairman race on April 7. The candidates are incumbent Bob Stoll and challenger Phillip Johnson. westofthei.com conducted video interviews with both candidates, the results of which are displayed below. Here is their biographical information first: Bob Stoll — age 61. Previous political experience: Randall Town […]
At about 4:30 p.m., Randall Fire Department, Twin Lakes Fire Department, Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Silver Lake Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a hay field on fire. Per dispatch: Property reported a loud noise at the top to a utility pole that produced sparks that may […]
The Randall Town Board is going out to bid for uniform address signs that are designed to make it easier for police, fire and rescue personnel to find a specific addresses. The board has budgeted $45,000 for the project of having the signs made and installed. The two-sided, reflective signs will be installed in a […]
The Randall Town Board last week took a step forward with placing uniform address signs on all improved parcels in town by reviewing designs from a company that has installed the signs in several other Western Kenosha County municipalities. The small metal signs would display the address number of the property. Options presented last week included signs that […]
At about 10 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 34200 block of Bassett Road in Randall. Per dispatch: Single vehicle has struck a tree. UPDATE 10:03 p.m. — Fire unit reports occupants out of the vehicle with […]
At about 4:06 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of a vehicle fire in the 9200 block of 396th Avenue in Randall. Per dispatch: Caller was working on car when caught fire.
Randall town Supervisor Lauren Fox will be negotiating a memo of understanding to govern the continued storage of Western Kenosha County Transit buses in the former Bassett fire station. Two transit buses are currently stored in the building. But in January, Supervisor Randy Kaskin brought up several concerns about the arrangement, including transit drivers leaving the […]
At about 3:39 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue and Randall Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a report of a crash at Highway P and 104th Street in a border area between Twin Lakes and Randall. UPDATE 3:44 p.m. — Police officer on seen reports to dispatch that crash involves an […]
At about 11:25 a.m., sheriff’s deputies and Twin Lakes Police officers are on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash along Highway C in the area of the Westosha Airport. Crash was reportedly caused by poor visibility. At this time, no injuries are being reported and no rescue units have been dispatched. Traffic along the road is being […]
Note: Western Kenosha County Transit is westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Randall Town Board members frustrated with some aspects of an arrangement that houses Western Kenosha County Transit buses in the old Randall Fire Station in Bassett will get their chance to air their grievances with transit officials at the Feb. 26 Town Board meeting. Supervisor […]
At about 3:44 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of crash in the 32800 block of Highway F in Randall. UPDATE 3:36 p.m. — First Randall FD unit on the scene reports two vehicles involved, with the road blocked. A Twin Lakes police office is also […]
The Randall Town Board is opposed to contributing to the purchase of a Community Library branch building in Silver Lake. That leaves none of the four member municipalities besides Silver Lake willing to help pay for the $250,000 purchase and renovation cost. Randall Town Board members discussed the issue Thursday night at a regular monthly […]
Phyllis Kaskin, who has been Randall town clerk for almost 50 years, is edging closer to retirement from that position. Kaskin said this week she has decided to retire, but an effective date has not been decided yet. Meanwhile, the town is advertising for candidates interested in filling the part-time position. In November, town electors […]
At about 4:15 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 39700 block of 93rd Street in Randall. Per dispatch: Single vehicle has left the road and is in the ditch. Airbags deployed. Driver out of the vehicle. There may be injuries.
At about 6:02 p.m., Randall Fire Department, Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue and Silver Lake Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a car fire in the 9200 block of 391st Avenue in Randall. Per dispatch: Car is in the driveway, about 25 feet from a house, but very close to another vehicle. […]
At about 2:50 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to an alarm in the 40100 block of 94th Place in Randall. Per dispatch: Resident heard a loud pop, which was followed by activation of fire alarm. No smoke or flames seen yet.
Randall voters will see a rematch in 2015 of the town chairman contest from 2013. Both incumbent Bob Stoll and challenger Phillip Johnson filed their candidacy papers before Tuesday’s deadline. Other town offices had only the incumbents file for re-election: Supervisor #1 Lauren Fox. Supervisor #3 Randy Kaskin.
At about 1:32 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Fire And Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash at Highways Z and P in Randall. Per dispatch: A single vehicle has struck a utility pole.
Decker not running for re-election in Silver Lake; most other municipal incumbents have not filed non-candidacy
Silver Lake village Trustee Michael Decker appears to be the only local municipal office incumbent to file non-candidacy for a seat to be decided in the April 2015 election. As of 3 p.m. Monday, we had heard from the clerks of all but Bristol and Brighton. Filing deadline for non-candidacy papers was Friday. Decker was the […]
Each December, Santa comes to the Randall Fire Department Station No. 2 in Bassett for the fire department’s annual community Breakfast with Santa. This year, one special attendee came to the event in high style. Chase Freund, 7, of Johnsburg, Illinois has cancer. Randall firefighter Dennis Raupp, a friend of the Freund family, knew that Chase was […]
Paddock Lake is joining Twin Lakes in deciding not to contribute toward the purchase of a building to use as a Silver Lake branch of the Community Library. The Paddock Lake Village Board discussed the matter at a Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday. Village President Terry Burns, who led the discussion, laid out several reasons for […]
Santa Claus is coming to Randall! Santa will be taking time out of his busy schedule to visit the kids of Randall, Saturday, Dec. 13. Santa will begin visiting all the town neighborhoods trading his sleigh for a Randall Fire Department truck. Santa will be stopping along the way, so all good boys and girls […]
At 5:32 p.m., Randall Fire Department units have been dispatched to respond to a vehicle leaking fluids at Highway F and KD (south) in Randall. Twin Lakes Police officers are on the scene. UPDATE 5:36 p.m. — Police officer on scene reports gas and fluids “all over the place.” UPDATE 5:46 p.m. — All fire […]
A 2015 tax levy of $910,946 was approved by the Randall Town Board Thursday. That represents an about 4.69 percent increase over the 2014 levy of $870,138. The vote to approve the levy and the accompanying budget were unanimous with all members of the Town Board present. Before the meeting formally started, resident Steve Gutschick asserted […]
Randall electors at a special town meeting defeated a motion to combine the appointed clerk and treasurer posts into a single position upon retirement of current longtime Clerk Phyllis Kaskin. After a motion was made from the floor to approve the combination, only seven electors voted for it with 13 voting against it. In discussion on the move, Chairman […]
At 4:01 p.m., Randall Fire Department units are responding to a report of burning in the 9400 block of 401st Avenue in Randall. Per dispatch: Twin Lakes Rescue also was dispatched but is being held in station until further notice by Randall command. Burning is a large pile of leaves in the road, according to a […]