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Twin Lakes to replace damaged Bayview Pedestrian Bridge

The Twin Lakes Village Board approved replacing the Bayview Pedestrian Bridge, which was damaged in a car crash in September. At a special board meeting Monday, the board approved a bid to replace the structure from Knoll Steel of Spring Grove, Illinois for a cost of $15,966. The vote to approve was unanimous, with Trustee […]

Units responding to alarm in Twin Lakes

At about 9:51 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to an alarm sounding in the 600 block of North Lake Avenue in Twin Lakes.

Swearing in of Twin Lakes PD K9 Rex (VIDEO)

The Twin Lakes Police Department has a tradition of new police officers being sworn in by the village administrator at a Village Board meeting. The fact that the latest addition to the force walks on four legs did not change that tradition. Rex, with his officer handler Joseph Patla at his side, was sworn in […]

Chilly but dry weather forecast for trick or treat hours

Local weather should be cool and dry today when most communities hold their trick or treat hours, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Bristol, Twin Lakes, Randall and Paddock Lake have designated trick or treat hours Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Salem Lakes’ designated hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Paris and Brighton […]

Unts responding for crash in Twin Lakes

At about 4:59 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue and Randall Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police offices are responding to a report of a crash in the 1800 block of Richmond Road in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: Single vehicle crash. UPDATE 5:01 p.m. — Twin Lakes command chief says Randall units can respond […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 28, but Kenosha County has year round options

Saturday, Oct. 28 may be National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, but Kenosha County residents are fortunate they have local options for disposing of unused prescription drugs year round — including two drop-off locations in Western Kenosha County. From a news release for County Executive Jim Kreuser’s office: Those old, unwanted drugs in your medicine cabinet aren’t […]

Twin Lakes PD new K9 is on the beat

Twin Lakes brand new officer hit the road Wednesday afternoon. Rex, a 17 month old German Shepherd went on patrol with Officer Joe Patla. He arrived from Germany in August. He and the officer have been in training together for the past four weeks. Rex has been in training since he was a puppy and […]

Twin Lakes approves 2018 road project engineering

The Twin Lakes Village Board on Monday approved the first step in the  2018 road project: Design, preparation of  bidding documents and bidding. These engineering tasks will be conducted by Town & Country Engineering, the village’s engineering firm. The cost is not to exceed $21,500. The roads set to be included in the 2018 road […]

Tickets on sale now for La Salette Shrine Polish Dinner fundraiser Nov. 4

The Priests and Brothers of the La Salette Shrine in Twin Lakes will host a Polish Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 4. Pre-ticket sales only, with 125 seats available. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tickets  are $25 per person (Note: Ticket price corrected from an ealier version of this post — DH). Call […]

Unity and prayer service to be held Sept. 30 in Bassett

A Service of Unity and Prayer,  sponsored by the Twin Lakes churches, will be held Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. at Westosha Baptist Church, 35300 Bassett Road, Bassett. All are welcome to attend this service to affirm unity and pray for the world.

Twin Runners Snowmobile Club show and swap meet is Sept. 17

Come join the Twin Runners Snowmobile Club as they present a vintage snowmobile show and swap meet on Sunday, Sept. 17. The event will be held at the Club shed, 469 W. Main St. in Twin Lakes. Many beautifully restored classic machines will be on display starting at noon. Show classes this year will be original and restored pre-1971, 1972-1975, […]

Twin Lakes Police announce charges in five 2017 overdose deaths

The Twin Lakes Police Department Friday announced criminal charges in connection with five drug overdose deaths in the village between late April and mid June. TLPD Chief Adam Grosz, in announcing the charges, said: “I hope this will send a strong message that we are tired of seeing families in our community torn apart by heroin, […]

Twin Lakes considering changes in e-waste recycling program

The Twin Lakes Village Board on Monday discussed making changes to the village’s e-waste recycling program aimed at keeping it for just residents and controlling exposure to possible future increases in cost of having the program. This year has seen a huge increase in the use of the program, village administrator Jennifer Frederick said. But […]

Aquanuts place fifth at 2017 Show Ski National Championships

The Aquanut Water Shows team of Twin Lakes competed at the 43rd Indmar Marine Engines Division 1 Show Ski National Championships, Saturday in Loves Park, IL. The Aquanuts placed fifth in the overall competition following, Sarasota (Sarasota, FL) Ski-A-Rees, Wonder Lake (Wonder Lakes, IL), Rock Aqua Jays (Janesville, WI) and Mad City (Madison, WI). The Aquanuts wowed the […]

Units responding for investigation in Twin Lakes

At about 9:25 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding for an investigation of a residential fire alarm in the 11100 block of Cobblestone Court in Twin Lakes. UPDATE 9:29 p.m. — Personnel on scene reports to dispatch no smoke or flames visible from outside.

Two arrested in Twin Lakes for firing gun outside house

Two men were arrested and are being held in the Kenosha County Jail after firing a gun outside of a Twin Lakes residence early Wednesday. A 20-year-old Twin Lakes man and a 23-year-old Richmond man were arrested by Twin Lakes Police and are in the jail awaiting formal charges. The Kenosha County Tactical Team was […]

Twin Lakes considering short-term rental regulations

The Twin Lakes Village Board is considering whether it needs to regulate short-term rentals within the village after being approached by residents of one neighborhood about problems they have seen with those arrangements. Several residents of Rosebud Avenue attended the meeting to voice concerns about a home in their neighborhood that has repeatedly been rented […]

Aquanuts place third at 2017 state championships

The Aquanut Water Shows team competed at the 51st Annual Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Championships, Saturday, July 22, the “oldest and largest” water ski championships in the world, at the Red Sands Beach on Lake Wazeecha in Wisconsin Rapids. The Aquanuts placed third in the overall competition (1,731.38 points), following Mad City (1,892.22 points) and the Rock […]

2017 National Night Out in Twin Lakes coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

National Night Out was Tuesday night St John’s Church, 701 N. Lake Ave., Twin Lakes. Various Police and fire agencies were present with personnel and equipment.  Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue, Randall Fire , Wheatland Fire, Twin Lake Police Department, Twin Lakes Water Patrol,  Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, Flight For Life, Richmond Police, and Wheatland Constable.  […]

Rescue call Twin Lakes

7:48 pm, Saturday, Twin Lakes rescue squad responded to 404 South Lake Avenue for traumatic injury.  Possible injury at the boat landing.

National Night Out in Twin Lakes is Aug. 1

The Twin Lakes Police Department and Twin Lakes Fire Department will be hosting National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. John’s Church, 701 N. Lake Ave., Twin Lakes. National Night Out is a yearly event organized by local police and fire departments around the nation. This event is intended to build […]

Flood clean-up kits available at Twin Lakes Village Hall

Flood Clean-Up Kits are now available at Twin Lakes Village Hall for those affected by last week’s flooding. Kits include cleaning supplies, a mop, sponge, bleach, Pine Sol and other supplies. In cooperation with the County’s Disaster Reporting Requirements, the village is asking affected Twin Lakes residents to call Village Hall and report any damage to […]

Units responding for investigation in Twin Lakes

At about 1:20 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding for an investigation in teh 1200 block of Lucille in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: Resident reports smoke alarm sounding. UPDATE 1:27 p.m. — Twin Lakes Police officer on reports scene appears to be secure, but no one knows how to silence alarm.

More 2017 Twin Lakes Libertyfest photos

Twin Lakes Libertyfest 2017 took place at Lance Park in Twin Lakes Friday and Saturday. Following are some additional photos from the events that we did not have an opportunity to publish earlier. Here are some photos from the duck race: Here are some photos of performances from Saturday: Here are photos from the Aquanuts […]

Happy Fourth of July 2017; fireworks from Twin Lakes and Paddock Lake (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Happy Fourth of July 2017 to all of our westofthei.com readers. Nothing says Fourth of July USA like fireworks and we have photos and video from two displays this holiday weekend. Here’s video toward the end of the Westosha Kiwanis Club Fireworks display from Monday night: Here’s a photo of the barges for that display […]

Wayne and Kathleen Messmer sing National Anthem at 2017 Twin Lakes Libertyfest

Wayne Messmer, known for his iconic renditions of the US National Anthem at Chicago sports contests, sang the Star-Spangled Banner Saturday evening at the start of the Aquanuts show that was part of 2017 Twin Lakes Libertyfest. Messmer sang the anthem as a duet with his wife, Kathleen, and a cappella. Here’s video of the […]

2017 Twin Lakes Libertyfest parade coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The second day of the 2017 edition of Twin Lakes Libertyfest started Saturday morning with the traditional parade through the streets of the village. The parade started in Legion Park and made its way to Legion Park, where the rest of Libertyfest takes place. Participating were local fire and police departments, local businesses, organizations, elected […]

Units responding for alarm in Twin Lakes

At about 6:18 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding to investigate a report of a fire alarm in the 100 block of W. Park Drive. UPDATE 6:24 p.m. — Dispatch reports to responding fire units that alarm company says this is a false alarm.

Twin Lakes Libertyfest coverage from Friday (PHOTOS)

Twin Lakes annual summer festival Libertyfest opened Friday evening at Lance Park. Opening night activities included bingo, food, shopping, amusements and live music on Country Night. Libertyfest continues Saturday. The event is organized by the Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association. Here are some more photos from Friday:

Twin Lakes man dies during armed robbery in Madison

The Wisconsin State Journal has an extensive story about the circumstances around the death of Christ E. Kneubuehl, 56, of Twin Lakes, who died during an armed robbery at a fast food restaurant in Madison earlier this week. Kneubuehl is believed to have suffered a heart attack during the robbery. The suspects are still at large. […]

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