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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 […]

Placement of Milwaukee sex offender in Wheatland revoked

The placement of a Milwaukee sex offender on supervised release in a Wheatland house has been revoked. That action took place in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Thursday, said Todd Terry, Wheatland prosecuting attorney. The move to revoke the placement of Robert McGee was not unexpected, as state officials had requested the action after determining McGee did fit the […]

Additional coverage of Racine County hearing on Wheatland sex offender placement (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Today’s hearing dealt with whether the Town of Wheatland and or Kenosha County have the right to intervene in the placement of Michael McGee in the Town of Wheatland. Lawyers representing the state, Michael McGee, Department of Health Services, Kenosha County, and Town of Wheatland met in the courtroom of Judge Allan Torhorst in Racine […]

Additional coverage of Wheatland sex offender placement temporary restraining order (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

A temporary restraining order was granted this afternoon prohibiting the state from placing a sex offender in a Wheatland home. Judge David Bastianelli granted the order this afternoon at a hearing in Kenosha Circuit Court. The case is in regards to the Department of Health Services proposed placement of Michael McGee in a house at […]

Temporary restraining order granted barring state from renting Wheatland home for sex offender placement

A Kenosha County Circuit Court judge on Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order prohibiting the state from renting a Wheatland home for the placement of a sex offender there. The town of Wheatland had sought the order granted by Judge David Bastianelli at a hearing in Kenosha. The case relates to the state’s proposed placement of Michael McGee of […]

Local fire departments responding to Burlington for mutual aid

At about 3:40 p.m., Western Kenosha County fire departments are responding for a MABAS box alarm for a structure fire in Burlington. Due to respond to the scene in the 29200 block of Ketterhagen Road are Town of Wheatland Fire Department with an engine and a chief. Due to respond for change of quarters are […]

State legislators ask judges to stop Wheatland sex offender placements

Four area state legislators have formally added their voices to those asking that the placement in a Wheatland home of two sex offenders on supervised release not take place. State Rep. Tyler August, state Sen. Steve Nass, State Rep. Samantha Kerkman and state Sen. Van Wanggaard sent letters signed by all four to Milwaukee County Circuit Court […]

Wheatland and county fighting sex offender placement

A standing room only crowd at Wheatland Town Hall was told Wednesday that there is a good chance the placement of two men convicted of sex offenses against children will not take place in Wheatland. “I’d be willing to bet it’s not going to happen,” Sheriff David Beth told the crowd. “For everything I know, […]

Meeting set for May 11 about release of sex offenders into Wheatland

Local law enforcement and state officials will be hosting a meeting on May 11, at 6 p.m. to answer questions regarding the release of two sex offenders in Wheatland, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department announced. Representatives from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, the Wisconsin Department of Health and the Wheatland Town Constable will be present. […]

Wheatland 4-H Club hosting blood Drive May 14

The Wheatland Willing Workers 4-H Club is hosting a BloodCenter of Wisconsin blood drive on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The drive will take place at Wheatland Town Hall, 34315 Geneva Road, New Munster. Appointments are encouraged. Refreshments will be provided. You can sign-up for an appointment here or call Mary Daniels at 262-492-9751.

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 11:33 a.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding for a crash in the 33000 block of Highway 50 in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Car in a ditch has been reported.

Salem to take on water patrol for Silver Lake, Paddock Lake and Lilly Lake

Note: Updated now with comment from Salem Supervisor Dan Campion. — DH Salem expanded its water patrol obligations beyond its own borders this summer with the approval of three contracts to patrol Silver Lake, Paddock Lake and Lilly Lake in Wheatland. Separate contracts with the village of Silver Lake, the village of Paddock Lake and Wheatland were approved […]

Town of Wheatland Fire Dept. Auxiliary 2016 Easter Egg Hunt coverage (PHOTOS)

The 2016 Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt took place Saturday morning outside the firehouse in New Munster. Youngsters 10 and under were able to scramble to collect plastic eggs containing small prizes. Some eggs contained a certificate for a large prize. Here are some more photos:

Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary egg hunt is March 19

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt will take place Saturday, March 19, at 10 a.m. sharp. The egg hunt will be held at the Town of Wheatland Fire Department Firehouse in New Munster. Ages 10 and under are welcome. Bring your own basket. This is a free community event sponsored by the Town […]

Wheatland Fire Department annual Corned Beef and Cabbage fundraiser is March 14

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department is hosting its annual Corned Beef and Cabbage fundraiser on Monday, March 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Alphonsus School. The department is raising funds for equipment used by department personnel. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Town of Wheatland Fire Department members or at Luisa’s […]

Units responding for down wire in Wheatland

At 3:22 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of a down wire in the 37515 block of Geneva Road in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Caller reports wire is against a house.

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At 8:57 a.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the 8200 block of Highway KD in Wheatland. Per dispatch: One vehicle involved; one injury being reported.

Units responding to crash in Wheatland

At about 7:25 a.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units along with sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highway 50 and Highway O in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Crash involves two cars in the westbound lanes. At least one injury being reported. UPDATE 7:34 a.m. — Deputy on the scene […]

Units responding to fire in Wheatland

At 12 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire at a mobile home park in the 32200 block of 45th Street in Wheatland. Per dispatch: A shed is on fire about 15 feet from a home. UPDATE 12:05 p.m. […]

Units responding for sparking transformer in Wheatland

At about 8:18 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department, Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a sparking transformer in the 7600 block of 368th Avenue (Highway O) in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Transformer is near a barn. UPDATE 8:21 p.m. — Dispatch says a caller at […]

Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary hosting Pictures with Santa Dec. 6

Come see Santa at the Wheatland Fire House on Sunday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come get your photo taken with Santa, plus there will be hot cocoa, treats and crafts. This is a free community event sponsored by Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary. The Wheatland Fire House is located in New Munster.

Units responding for gas line break in Wheatland

At about 6:23 a.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding for a report of a possible gas line break at 373rd Avenue and Geneva Road in Wheatland.

Local fire department responding for mutual aid to Lyons

At about 2:35 p.m., the Town of Wheatland Fire Department is responding for mutual aid to the Lyons Fire Department. Wheatland is requested to respond with a tender (water tanker) for a compost fire. Fire is in the 6500 block of Moelter Road. UPDATE 2:52 p.m. — Twin Lakes Fire Department is being requested to […]

Units responding for investigation in Wheatland

about 6 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units with sheriff’s deputies are responding for an investigation in Wheatland. Per dispatch: A caller in the area of the 5600 block of 366th Avenue reported high flames from an unknown source.

Wheatland Fire Dept. pancake breakfast is Oct. 25

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department will be host its annual pancake breakfast at the Wheatland Fire Station, 34001 Geneva Road, in New Munster on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 7 to 11 a.m.. Since 1943 the Wheatland Volunteer Fire Department has served its community. These 72 years of service have been made possible through the generous donations and […]

Units responding for report of vehicle fire

At about 5:50 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff deputies are responding to a report of a possible vehicle fire in about the 39200 block of Highway 50, eastbound. Per dispatch: Caller traveling in opposite direction reported flames coming from a white dump truck. UPDATE 5:53 p.m. — […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 1:55 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highways 50 and 83-north. Per dispatch: Crash involves two cars and scene is blocking the westbound lanes. UPDATE 2 p.m. — Deputy on scene says some people reporting injuries.

WisDOT trying out new safety device on Highway 50 in Wheatland

Have you been wondering what’s the deal with those new large yellow signs on eastbound Highway 50 just before the Highway W-west intersection? Turns out the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is trying out the new devices  as a way reduce crashes there. From a press release from WisDOT: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) recently installed new warning […]

Units responding for alarm in Wheatland

At about 8:58 a.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of a supervisory alarm in the 33500 block of 80th Street in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Alarm is at a residence.

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