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Twin Lakes will consider additional no parking zone during music festival

In reaction to a complaint from a Elizabeth Lane resident, Twin Lakes Police officials said they will consider the posting of additional no parking signs there during next year’s Country Thunder music festival. The annual festival, located in Randall just across from the village’s west side, brings thousands of people to the area each July. The Elizabeth Lane resident, […]

Power outage update: Paddock Lake resolved, some Salem residents still without power

A power outage that started during Sunday night’s storm in Paddock Lake leaving hundreds without power through this morning has been resolved, We Energies says. An outage affecting about 50 customers in Salem however persists at about 11 a.m. That outage is being attributed to a We Energies equipment problem. There are also smaller outages […]

Severe thunderstorm warning/watch expire; flooding advisory issued

The National Weather Service has allowed all severe thunderstorm watches and warnings to expire at 10 p.m. However, the NWS has issued a flood advisory until 11:30 p.m. The advisory says urban flooding could occur throughout all of Western Kenosha County.

Power outages reported in area

At 9:49 p.m., We Energies is reporting power outages in: Wheatland, near 31st Street and 288th Avenue affecting less than 5 customers, cause under investigation. Paris, near 7th Avenue and 172nd Avenue, affecting less than 5 customers, cause under investigation. Paddock Lake, northwest side of the village, affecting 280 customers, cause under investigation. Salem, affecting 1,500 customers, […]

Units responding for tree on fire in Bristol

At about 9:40 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding for a report of a tree onfire in the 8300 block of 184th Avenue in Bristol.

Units responding for wire down in Brighton

At about 9:23 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are rsponding to the 29800 block of 41st Street in Brighton fora report of a down wire and tree on fire.

Units responding for fire in Randall

At 9:13 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to 98th Street and 343rd Avenue in Randall for a pole on fire.

Units responding for down wire in Wheatland

At 8:57 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department units are responding to the 4900 block of 330th Avenue for a wire down on a vehicle.

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

At 3:19 p.m., the Kenosha County Warning Center is reporting that the National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for an area of Wisconsin including Kenosha County. The watch is in effect until 10 p.m.

Units responding for water call in Wheatland

At 12:56 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department, Silver Lake Rescue, Silver Lake Fire Department and Kenosha County Dive Team units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a water call in the 31900 block of 77th Street in Wheatland. Per dispatch: A man on an inflatable tube on the Fox River appears to be unresponsive. UPDATE 1:03 […]

Daily Celebration: Get commercial at the fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The Commercial Building at the Kenosha County Fair hosts a wide variety of booths from the strictly commercial to the more philosophical. Through the years I have seen booths from law enforcement, political parties, builders, media, sellers of all types of merchandise and even […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 1:51 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in about the 31600 block of Highway 50. UPDATE 1:54 p.m. — Per dispatch: Scene is in the eastbound lanes just after the bridge over the Fox River. UPDATE 1:55 p.m. […]

Pringle Nature Center to hold Science Saturday: Let’s Go to the Moon Aug. 8

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding a Science Saturday: Let’s Go to the Moon on Saturday, Aug. 8, 10 to 11 a.m. Children in 6th to 9th grade join staff for fun experiments. This month, children will determine where on the moon the rocks are from. Space is limited so registration is required. Call […]

Units responding for fire in Slades Corners

At about 10:17 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’d deputies are responding for a report of a possible fire at Highways P and 50 in Slades Corners. Per dispatch: Caller reports a large tree may be on fire. UPDATE 10:22 p.m. — Wheatland FD units being held in quarters.

Wisconsin Lightning 18U split first 2 games at ASA “A” Nationals

The Wisconsin Lightning 18U girls Fastpitch team split their first two games in opening action at the ASA “A” Nationals in Spartanburg, SC. The Lightning lost Monday afternoon 6-2 to Triangle Lightning, NC and came back Tuesday morning to defeat Axe Elite 18U from Allen, Texas 5-0. They now advance to play Wednesday morning as […]

Wilmot High School Honor Roll second semester 2014-15 year

The following students were named to the Wilmot High School Honor Roll for the second semester of the 2014-15 school year: Freshmen — Colby Barker, Rebecca Bell, Faith Boyd, Bradley Brennum, Kayla Brever, Ashlyn Brey, Isaac Bruley, Jeremy Bruton, Abigail Clark, Chloe Davis, Annalise Devall, Taylor Dewing, Sierra Domek, Teagan Duffy, Maille Dunn, Desrye Erickson, Alyssa Flory, Daniel Folos, Rachel Fosler, Kyle Gendron, Margaret Gerlach, Joseph Graham, Sydnet Grossi, Gavin Hammond, Emily Hand, Emily Heckel, Sydney Helmuth, Kylie Henderson, Jayden Hendrie, Hunter […]

Units responding for fire in Brighton

At about 3:45 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a fire in the 3300 block of 264th Avenue in Brighton. Per dispatch: Caller reports a manure pile appears to be on fire.

Bristol won’t hold money for new historical society

The Bristol Village Board failed to take action Monday on one trustee’s request that the village create a temporary account to hold funds for the newly forming Bristol Historical Society. Trustee John McCabe, who is leading the drive to create the historical society as a way to restore the old town hall building, asked for the […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 4:28 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies responding to a crash in the 4600 block of Highway 83-north in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Three or four vehicles may be involved. Flames and smoke reported coming from a convertible. A minivan is on its roof. UPDATE 4:32 p.m. […]

Units responding for fire in Salem

At about 3:38 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a possible fire in a home in the 23400 block of 81st Street in Salem. Per dispatch: Caller is reporting a large fire on top of a stove. UPDATE 3:42 p.m. — Dispatch reports to […]

Central High School 2014-15 second semester honor roll

Note: This post sponsored by Subway of Paddock Lake and Twin Lakes. — DH The following students were named to the Central High School honor roll for the second semester 2014-15 school year: Straight As Freshmen: Braden Beth, Alexander Dawson, Felix Desimoni, Stephanie Dopuch, Brielle Gunderson, Rylee Kennell, Madison LeRoy, John Polick, Jarrett Reiter, Haley Trecker, Kelly Wolkober. Sophomores: Joseph Brown, Anneliese Ceisel, Julie Katzer, Andrew Koroly, Anna Leigh Niles, Jesstys Volbrecht, […]

Scott Nolan named Rosenthal Outstanding Educator

Casper College has released the name of the winner of the Rosenthal Outstanding Educator Award for the 2014-2015 school year. Scott Nolan received $2500 in addition to the recognition. Nolan was born in Burlington, went to St. Alphonsus School and Randall School, Greybull Wyoming High School and Flagler College St. Augustine, Florida. Nolan, a business instructor, […]

Warning lifted for DeWitt Beach after new test

A swimming warning issued for DeWitt Beach in Silver Lake has been lifted after a new water test, Trustee Roger Johnson said. A swimming warning was posted for the beach Friday after higher than standard test results for e. coli were received.

Swimming warning posted at DeWitt Beach in Silver Lake

A warning for elevated e-coli bacteria has been posted at DeWitt Beach in Silver Lake due to testing results received Friday, Trustee Roger Johnson said. This notice is required by the Department of Natural Resources. Swimming is at your own risk at this time until a passable test result is received. UPDATE — Warning was lifted […]

Lakewood School adopts draft of new compensation model

The Twin Lakes School District Board (Lakewood School) on Thursday adopted a draft of a new compensation model that school officials feel will help the district attract and keep top teaching talent. The new model introduces some elements reminiscent of pre-Act 10 contracts, but having pay adjustments based on merit and professional development, not time. Before Act […]

Units responding for possible vehicle fire in Randall

At about 3:51 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of a possible vehicle fire in the 38800 block of 93rd Street in Randall. Per dispatch: A lot of smoke coming from vehicle but no flames seen. UPDATE 3:55 p.m. — Deputy in area not finding the incident. […]

Randall School District to have revenue limit referendum Oct. 13

The Randall School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to hold a referendum seeking authority to exceed the district’s revenue limit. The board is seeking to exceed the revenue limit by $460,000 for three years on a non‐recurring basis. The board chose Oct. 13 as the date for the referendum. As there is no other election scheduled for that […]

Units responding for fire alarm in Twin Lakes

At about 2:30 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and a village police officer are responding for an activated fire alarm in the 2100 block of East Lakeshore Drive in Twin Lakes. UPDATE 2:35 p.m. — Per dispatch: Alarm company called to cancel. They believe this is a false alarm caused by work going on […]

Local students named to Carthage College Spring 2015 dean’s list

These local students were named to the Carthage College dean’s list for academic excellence during the spring 2015 semester: Courtney Baker of Trevor. Perla Jaimes of Salem. Jennifer Lila of Silver Lake. Angela Mitek of Bristol. Lorena Retana of Salem. Lorena Retana of Salem. Odessa Torrez-Hempel of Trevor. Dean’s list honors are accorded to Carthage […]

Bike registration wiped from Twin Lakes ordinances

Twin Lakes residents, are you up to date with your bicycle registration? Don’t sweat it if you’re not. The Twin Lakes Village Board on Monday formally repealed the requirement to register bikes from village ordinances. Village administrator Jennifer Frederick, at Monday’s regular board meeting, said the police department had requested the change since the registration ordinance […]

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