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Severe thunderstorm watch issued

At about 7:09 p.m., the National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The watch is to continue until 9 p.m. UPDATE 8:43 p.m. — The NWS has issued a special weather statement saying radar shows a line of storms from near St. Nazianz to […]

Units responding for crash in Paris

At about 6:20 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at 7th Street and 172nd Avenue in Paris. Per dispatch: Crash involves a car and a motorcycle. UPDATE 6:26 p.m. — Flight for Life medical transport helicopter response being requested. UPDATE 7:14 p.m. — Flight for Life helicopter has […]

Randall seeking assurance Twin Lakes-Randall library branch will continue

Randall Town Board members want some reassurance that the Twin Lakes-Randall branch of the Community Library will remain if they approve a new library operating agreement that gives a lopsided presence on the governing board to Salem. Randall will be having their attorney draft a memo of understanding to be submitted to all of the […]

Silver Lake and Twin Lakes to host Memorial Day parades and ceremonies

Western Kenosha County residents can honor those who died while serving in the armed forces at parades and ceremonies planned for Monday in Silver Lake and Twin Lakes. Silver Lake Memorial Day observance will begin in Silver Lake with the annual Schultz-Hahn American Legion Post #293 parade at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 30. The parade begins […]

Sheriff and state representative weigh in on Wheatland sex offender placement

With the placement of  sex offender in a Wheatland home ordered by a Racine County Circuit Court Judge this week, two elected officials that objected to the placement reacted with strong statements Friday. The case relates to the state’s placement of Michael McGee of Racine County in a Wheatland house in the 32200 block of Highway 50 […]

Paris moves to raze house that has burned twice

The Paris Town Board Tuesday approved seeking a raze order for a house in the 19400 block of 38th Street that has seen two fires this year. The house was damaged on Feb. 18 when a fire leveled a barn on the property. Two men were charged with arson in connection with that fire. On April 29, Paris […]

Wheatland files appeal to sex offender placement

Wheatland has filed an appeal to a court order placing a sex offender in a Wheatland residence along Highway 50. Wheatland prosecuting attorney Todd Terry filed the appeal on behalf of the town on Wednesday, he said. That appeal is focused on the Racine Circuit Court’s denial of a petition for Wheatland to intervene in the case. Terry […]

Riverview School’s 7th grade students do well at State Level of Project Citizen; moving on to nationals

Riverview School’s 7th grade students participated in the State Level of Project Citizen, in Madison recently. Students presented four panels of information, along with a binder full of research, artifacts, and textual evidence, about a problem in society that they wish to solve, or at least better address, through government. One class of Riverview‛s 7th graders proposed that […]

A word from our sponsors: Cicchini Asphalt celebrating 35 years of being your full service asphalt contractor

Note: Cicchini Asphalt is westoftheicom sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH If you are looking to have some paving work done this year, Cicchini Asphalt  is your full-service residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal asphalt paving and maintenance contractor. Serving Kenosha and Racine counties for more than 30 years, Cicchini Asphalt has been synonymous with […]

A word from our sponsors: Looking to get involved with the community? Try Paddock Lake Area Lions Club

Note: Paddock Lake Area Lions Club is a sponsor. — DH Looking for a way to get involved in your community? Consider the Paddock Lake Area Lions Club. The Paddock Lake Area Lions commitment to the community is made possible because of the efforts of many individual and corporate donors, volunteers and partnerships with those in […]

Missing pets: Black dog

A big black dog was picked up after a man and his son found him in the middle of the intersection Highway 75 and Highway K along the Salem/Brighton border. Dog picked up about 9 p.m. on May 24. Call Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department for more information 262-605-5100.

Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast 2016 at Crane Farm on June 18

The 2016 Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast will take place on June 18 at Crane Dairy LLC, 29320 31st St., in Brighton. This annual event includes: A big farm breakfast, milking demonstrations, a Wisconsin products tent, old-fashioned children’s games and more. The event takes place from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. The breakfast will include scrambled eggs […]

Units responding for crash along Twin Lakes-Randall border

At about 10:39 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue and Randall Fire Department units are responding to a report of a crash in the 35300 block of Highway HM, along the Randall-Twin Lakes border.

Jazz Central concert tonight at Central HS

The final Central High School concert of the school year will take place tonight, Wednesday, May 25, at 7 p.m. in the cafetorium. Jazz Central will be performing several popular swing tunes that the audience will be familiar with such as Pennsylvania 6-5000, Jumpin’ East of Java, and Freddie Freeloader. Each Jazz Central member will have a featured […]

UPDATE: Judge upholds placement of sex offender in Wheatland

Racine County Circuit Court Judge Allan Torhorst has upheld the placement of a sex offender under the supervised release program at a Wheatland residence on Highway 50. The decision was issued this afternoon. A hearing was held this morning in which both sides in the case presented testimony, but Torhorst did not issue an immediate decision. […]

Hearing held but decision to wait on placement of sex offender in Wheatland

No decision immediately followed a hearing held Tuesday in Racine regarding the placement of a child sex offender in a Wheatland house. Judge Allan Torhorst heard arguments Tuesday morning from Kenosha County, Sheriff David Beth, a Sheriff’s Department detective, a neighbor of the house who has a 1-year-old child and the Kenosha County victim witness coordinator […]

Units responding for alarm in Trevor

At about 7:11 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of an supervisory alarm in the 12500 block of 280th Avenue in Trevor. Per dispatch: Alarm company reports a hallway smoke alarm was triggered. UPDATE 7:15 p.m. — Dispatch has spoken to person on the scene who says alarm was triggered by […]

Paddock Lake turns down donation of old schoolhouse

The Paddock Lake Village Board has turned down an offer to donate to the village an old schoolhouse building at Brass Ball Corners (Highway 50 and Highways 83/75). The board decided the estimated $172,000 cost of relocating the schoolhouse (known as Brass Ball School), buying property on which it would sit and other related costs was […]

A word from our sponsors: The Diettrich Farm offers unique summer riding camp program and more

Note: The Diettrich Farm is a sponsor. — DH. The Diettrich Farm, an equine growth and learning center, offers a unique summer riding camp program for children of all ages and experience levels. The week long camp offers lasting benefits. Campers develop confidence, enhance their self-esteem, learn to trust their intuition, develop horsemanship skills, […]

A word from our sponsors: Catholic parishes seek building maintenance person

Note: St. John the Evangelist and St. Alphonsus parishes have advertised this position with This is a paid announcement. — DH St. John the Evangelist and St. Alphonsus parishes are looking for a maintenance person.This person will work with the director of administrative services to insure that all building operations are running properly and correctly. […]

Silver Lake and Paddock Lake approve new Community Library Board arrangement

Silver Lake and Paddock Lake have approved a new joint operating agreement for the Community Library that will realign how Library Board members are distributed among the five member municipalities. Both approvals came at the municipalities’ respective village board meetings Wednesday. Twin Lakes also approved the agreement Monday. Under the new agreement, there will be a 10-member governing […]

Brighton School Honor Roll third quarter 2015-16

Note: This post is sponsored by Gagliardi Law, LLP. — DH The following students were named to the Brighton School honor roll for the third quarter of the 2015-16 school year: Principals Honor Roll Eighth grade — Frank R. Bain, Kenna M. Beth, Kayla N. Daniels, Anastasia M. Doyle-Bruce, Tyme Eppers, Charles J. Feeney, Elizabeth E. Gorka, Isabelle A. Keen, Heidi A. Ludwig, Hannah M. Moat, Keith A. Myers, Hannah […]

Units responding for crash in Powers Lake

At about 7:20 p.m., Twin Lakes Rescue and Town of Wheatland Fire Department units are responding to a the 39600 block of Bloomfield Road in Powers Lake. Per dispatch: Response is for a down motorcyclist.

Wheatland Center School Color Blast Run/Walk 2016 coverage (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

The Wheatland Center School Color Blast 2016 took place Saturday at the school. The event featured a course that used the fitness trail on the school property. Runners/walkers were periodically blasted with color powder at stations throughout the course. At the finish line, there was water and other refreshments. A Boy Scout troop also was selling […]

Petition for referendum on intergovernmental agreement rejected by Paris

A petition for a referendum on the intergovernmental agreement between Paris and Somers regarding land boundaries has been declared short of the needed signatures by Paris town Clerk Beverly McCumber. The state statute says the signatures must come from “the electors residing within the territory whose jurisdiction is subject to change as a result of the agreement.” The […]

Wheatland Center School Honor Roll third quarter 2015-16

Note: This post sponsored by MLS Auto Clinic.  — DH. The following students were named to the Wheatland Center School honor roll for the third quarter of the 2015-16 school year. Highest Honors Grade 8 — Alexander M. Gerlach, Samuel B. Hanson, Zachary B. Hanson, Cole A. Pappadakis, Tasia K. Vassos, Mackenzie R. Wesoloski, Nyssa E. […]

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 9:09 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 45 and Q. Per dispatch: Single vehicle in the ditch.

Silver Lake returning to two regular meetings per month

The Silver Lake Village Board will be returning to having two regular meetings per month. Since December 2014, the board had been having a committee of the whole meeting on the first Wednesday at which items could be discussed but not voted on. Then a regular board meeting — at which action can be taken — was held on the third […]

Units responding for burning in Bristol

At about 1:30 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue inits are responding to a report of burning in the 10000 block of 192nd Avenue. UPDATE 1:35 p.m. — Deputy being dispatched to the scene.

A word from our sponsors: R+D Automation seeks janitor

Note: R+D Custom Automation has advertised this position with This is a paid announcement. — DH R+D Custom Automation, a manufacturing facility in Lake Villa, IL is looking for a full-time janitor. Competitive salary and benefits offered. Must have a valid drivers license. Apply in person at 23411 W. Wall Street, Lake Villa, IL […]

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