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2016 Miss Wheatland crowned

Miss Wheatland 2015 Brooke Bierdrzycki, crowned her successor, Alexandra Paleka. This helped kickoff the three day Wheatland Fireman’s Festival at New Munster Park. She received a $500 scholarship and other prizes. Alexandra is 17, and graduated from Catholic Central High School. She was involved in National Honor Society, Key Club, forensics and newspaper. This Fall […]

Units responding for investigation in Wheatland

At about 12:38 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for an investigation in the 7800 block of Highway KD. Per dispatch: Caller has reported what may be a field fire.

DNR biologist: No evidence of cougar found

A search of the area in Western Kenosha County where some residents believe they saw a cougar Tuesday turned up no evidence a big cat was there, a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources spokesman said Wednesday. DNR personnel found tracks in the area from a number of animals such as coyotes, deer and other small mammals, but […]

June 22, 2016 lake test results: All tested beaches open

Weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes showed E.coli levels below beach warning or closure levels. Results reported Wednesday by the Kenosha County Health Department were: Silver Lake — Silver Lake County Park, 10 E.coli/100 mL. Paddock Lake — Old Settlers Park, 5 E.coli/100 mL; North Shore Beach Association, 11 E.coli/100 mL; Hoag Beach, 6 E.coli/100 mL; PHLA Beach, 10 E.coli/100 […]

Sheriff’s Department warns of cougar sightings in Wheatland

Reports from several residents, along with what appear to be some attacked chickens, have triggered a search for a cougar in Western Kenosha County, said Sgt. Dan Ruth, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman. An automated emergency call was put out about cougar sightings Tuesday to phone numbers in a three-mile radius from the 35500 block of  52nd […]

Units responding for med call at beach

At about 3:34 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding for a medical call at a beach on Lilly Lake in the 7500 block of Lilly Lake Road. Per dispatch: Call is a for a female passed out on the beach.

Units responding for injury in Wheatland

At about 2:18 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to the 3400 block of Highway P in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Call is for an injured motorcyclist.

Appeals Court temporarily stays placement of sex offender in Wheatland; house red-tagged for lack of permits

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has temporarily stayed placement of a Racine County sex offender in a Wheatland home. The order from the Court of Appeals was issued Tuesday by Judge Mark D. Gundrum. Also, the home at 32200 Highway 50 (Geneva Road) was red tagged as unfit for use by Wheatland building inspector Tim Popanda. The […]

Body found along shore of Lilly Lake believed to be missing Wheatland man

The body of a man that had been missing since Monday and who family members had been actively searching for appears to have been found along the shore of Lilly Lake in Wheatland. A media release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department says the man appears to be Richard L. Warnke Sr of Wheatland. Positive identification is pending further […]

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 […]

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. […]

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