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2016 trick or treat hours set

Local municipalities have set official trick or treating hours for the 2016 Halloween celebration. First up this year is Wheatland, which set its official hours as 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30. Most municipalities that set hours chose from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 as the official trick or treat hours. This includes Bristol, Salem, […]

Collection day to change for half of village with new Twin Lakes garbage contract

Half of Twin Lakes will have a new garbage collection day under a new contract approved by the Village Board Monday. Residents who now have garbage collection on Thursday will have collection on Wednesday when a contract with new garbage collection firm Groot Industries begins in January. Residents who have collection on Tuesday will continue to have collection […]

KD Park reopens with better access, plans for future

A mix of county officials, contractors and some fans of the property re-opened KD park Tuesday afternoon with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The 300-plus acre county park is on the site of a former gravel pit. It first opened in 2010. It was closed since August for the construction of a paved parkway, parking stalls, signage and […]

Twin Lakes poised to change garbage collection company

Twin Lakes village officials are working on firming up a contract with a new garbage collection company. If completed, Twin Lakes will be the first Wisconsin municipality served by Illinois-based Groot Industries. Village Board members discussed the contract at a Committee of the Whole meeting Monday, opting to go with a seven-year contract that has […]

Donations sought for downtown Twin Lakes planters

The Main Street Flowers Project in Twin Lakes is looking to put a fall spin on the look of the downtown planters. The project is seeking donations of pumpkin or gourds or similar fall items to be used in the downtown planters. You can drop off your donations of pumpkins/gourds/mums at the drop off table at Central Park (N Lake/Main […]

Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church hosting Oktoberfest on Oct. 2

Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, Twin Lakes, is having an Oktoberfest on Oct. 2. The entire community is invited. The event will follow service at 9 a.m. There will be free food served at noon The event also will feature a bouncy house, horse shoe tournament, bocce ball, badminton and more. Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church is […]

Twin Lakes woman faces homicide charge in connection with Salem heroin death

A Twin Lakes woman faces a charge of reckless homicide in connection with the heroin overdose death of a Salem man this summer. Elizabeth M. Cooper, 30, faces a charge of  first degree reckless homicide/delivery of drugs. She also has been charged with felony possession of narcotic drugs (heroin) and a misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia. […]

Westosha Lakes Church-Twin Lakes Back the Badge Sunday coverage (PHOTOS VIDEO)

The daily sacrifice of emergency workers was remembered and honored at Westosha Lakes Church, Twin Lakes campus Sunday. The church held a Back the Badge Sunday, the 15th anniversary of the World Trade Center attack, to give recognition and thanks to police officers and firefighters. The event took place at the church’s regular worship location in Twin […]

Twin Lakes poised to buy radios, truck and pay for road work

The Twin Lakes Village Board appears ready to use funds left over from a note issue from 2015 to finance three capital purchases. The board discussed the possibilities at a Monday committee of the whole meeting, with no one raising objections to the recommendation of village administrator Jennifer Frederick. The money was available because another capital […]

A word from our sponsors: Westosha Lakes Church-Twin Lakes to host Back the Badge Sunday on Sept. 11

Note: Westosha Lakes Church has advertised this event with This is a paid announcement. — DH Westosha Lakes Church will host a Back the Badge Sunday on Sept. 11. The even is to remember, honor and encourage public heroes. The event will be held at Lakewood School, 1218 Wilmot Ave., Twin Lakes. The event […]

2016 Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Assoc. Business in the Park coverage (PHOTOS)

The threat of rain put a slight damper on things, but the Twin Lakes Business in the Park and car show rolled along.  Visitors could spend midday Saturday visiting the vendors, eating food and looking at cars. The event is organized by the Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association. This year there were some […]

UPDATE: Man injured trying to rescue cats from house fire in Twin Lakes

The Twin Lakes Police department issued the following media release regarding a fire in the village Wednesday afternoon: On Wednesday (Note: Day corrected from original release. — DH), August 24, 2016 at approximately 12:17 pm. Twin Lakes Police were dispatched to 1714 Sunset Dr, Twin Lakes, WI for a residential structure fire. The house was fully engulfed […]

A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes Chamber’s Business in the Park Business Expo, Annual Car Show and Craft fair is Aug. 27

Note: Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association is a sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH The Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association’s Business in the Park Business Expo, 2nd Annual Car Show and Craft fair will take place Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Twin Lakes. The street […]

Aquanut Water Show Team takes fourth at Nationals

The Aquanut Water Show Team, of Twin Lakes, won fourth place at the 42nd Indmar Marine Engines Division 1 Show Ski Nationals, Sunday, Aug. 14 in Janesville. The award ceremony followed three days of competition involving 14 teams from around the nation, on the Rock River, in Janesville, crowned a new National Champion Show Ski team. The top […]

Units responding for crash in Twin Lakes

At about 4:40 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to the 200 block of North Lake Avenue in Twin Lakes for a report of a crash. Per dispatch: Two vehicles may be involved. Injuries unknown. UPDATE 4:43 p.m. — TLPD officer reports to dispatch that someone involved in the crash […]

TLPD Capt. Dennis Linn recognized for 20 years of service

Twin Lakes Police Department Capt. Dennis Linn was honored for 20 years of service as a police officer Monday night at the Twin Lakes Village Board meeting. He was presented by Chief Adam Grosz. His wife Cheryl pinned the 5-star pin on him that represents 20 years.  

Little Library in Twin Lakes opens

Twin Lakes dedicated their new Little Library Monday night at Lance Park. Twin Lakes has approved two Little Libraries. One at Legion Park and one at Lance Park. Grace Lutheran Child Development Center donated toward the cost. The students of tech ed teacher Cole Marshall at Wilmot Union High School  built it. Little libraries are […]

Twin Lakes new rescue squad

Twin Lakes had a new rescue squad delivered Monday afternoon. Personnel are working very hard to get it ready to respond to calls by midnight, tonight. The new red $200,000 squad (not counting equipment) replaces the older, 2001 rescue squad. The squad was financed by a loan from the Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands.

Twin Lakes loan for ambulance approved by Board of Commissioners of Public Lands

Approval of Twin Lakes’ loan from the the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands was recently announced. The village will use the $199,115 to purchase an ambulance. The Twin Lakes loan was among $1.4 million approved this month. The BCPL operates entirely on program revenue, without taxpayer money and distributes more than 96 cents of every dollar of […]

Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award

Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.   Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue Department is one of only 17 EMS provider departments (one of only 2 volunteer departments) in Wisconsin that has earned […]

Units responding to fire in Twin Lakes

At about 12:55 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and a Twin Lakes Police officer are responding to a fire in the 2600 block of East Lakeshore Drive in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: A dumpster is on fire.

Baby exhumed in 26 year old homicide case

Today, the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department exhumed their first grave for criminal investigation. It took almost four hours to do it.  “It’s something that the department has never done, according to Sgt. Eric Klinkhammer.  It not something that’s done very often”.  They had to go through the maps of the cemetery, and the location of the […]

DARE golf outing

The 24th annual DARE golf outing teed off at Twin Lakes Country Club and Nippersink Country Club. The outing is always sold out, and has a waiting list. The outing and dinner raises money for the DARE program and Deputy Friendly supplies.

Good night for Night Out

A large turnout enjoyed pizza, cookies, and soda, while watching demonstrations and looking at displays provided by local protective services. Fire departments from Twin Lakes, Wheatland and Randall brought apparatus and equipment. Twin Lakes Police, Kenosha Sheriff’s Department, and Conservation Wardens brought equipment and were available to answer questions. Twin Lakes firefighter Kris Grate races […]

National Night Out in Twin Lakes set for Aug. 2

The community is invited to join Twin Lakes Police, Fire and Rescue personnel for National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at St. John Catholic Church on North Lake Avenue, Twin Lakes. National Night Out is a national initiative to bring residents together to get to know public safety personnel and neighbors as together we can create […]

Units responding for burning in Twin Lakes

At about 8:14 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police offices are responding to a report of a burning in the 900 block of Bayview in Twin Lakes.

Units responding for crash in Twin Lakes

At about 5:18 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding for a crash at Holy Hill Road and Burlington Avenue in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. At least one injury being reported.

Units responding for down tree in Twin Lakes

At about 8:14 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to the intersection of Mount Moriah and West Park Drive in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: A tree reportedly has fallen on a power line at this intersection. UPDATE about 8:21 p.m. — Police officer on the scene reports that […]

Units responding for transformer fire in Lilly Lake

At about 7 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding for a report of a transformer on fire behind a house in the 7500 block of 335th avenue in Lilly Lake. (Note: Location clarified from original post. — DH) UPDATE 7:04 p.m. — Dispatch reports that fire is out. […]

Junior Aquanut Team to host breast cancer benefit July 27

The Junior Aquanut Team has announced that they will host a benefit show to support breast cancer patients. The event is being held on Wednesday, July 27 at 6 p.m. at Lance Park Beach off of E. Main Street in Twin Lakes. The team will be working with the Susan G. Komen foundation to raise money for breast cancer research. The […]

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