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Beach advisory issued for Lilly Lake beach

A beach advisory has been posted at Lilly Lake Beach, Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler has announced. The test from Aug. 11, measured 411 cfu/100mls. A test of greater than 235 and less than 1,000 results in a beach advisory. Results higher than 1,000 cfu/100mls close the beach. Burlington Water Pollution Control Facility tests the water. The […]

Units responding for fire in Wheatland

At about 9:01 a.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department, Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue and Randall Fire Department are responding to a report of a fire in about the 38000 block of Highway 50 in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Caller reported large amount of black smoke. UPDATE 9:09 a.m. — Wheatland chief on the scene. This […]

Beach advisory lifted for Lilly Lake

Lilly Lake Beach has reopened without a beach advisory after a latest round of testing, Wheatland Town Clerk Sheila Seigler reports. A test taken Tuesday showed a result of  124 cfu/100 mls. Results above 235 cfu/100mls trigger an advisory while results over 1000 cfu/100mls close the beach. A test taken Monday had triggered the advisory.

Beach advisory issued for Lilly Lake beach

A beach advisory has been posted at Lilly Lake Beach, Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler has announced. The test from Aug. 4, measured 727 cfu/100 mls. A test of greater than 235 and less than 1,000 results in a beach advisory. Results higher than 1,000 cfu/100mls close the beach. Burlington Water Pollution Control Facility tests the water. […]

U13-14 Genoa City Jays place second in Chain of Lakes Baseball League

The U13-14 Genoa City Jays, made up of players from Randall, Wheatland, Genoa City, Lake Geneva and Burlington, came in second place in both season and single-elimination Championship play in the Chain of Lakes Baseball League. Of the nine teams in the league, the Jays allowed the least number of runs in the 24-game season […]

Units responding to crash in Wheatland

At about 11:54 a.m., Silver Lake Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a bicyclist who has crashed near Highways JI and W in Wheatland.

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 9:05 a.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units along with sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash near 60th Street and 396th Avenue in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Crash involves a vehicle and a bicyclist, who was wearing a helmet. One patient reporting head and back injuries. […]

Units responding for boat on Fox River in Wheatland

At about 3:20 p.m., sheriff’s deputies and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding for a report of an unoccupied boat floating on the Fox River in Wheatland. Per dispatch: A caller reported seeing the boat on the river between Highway 50 and Highway K. UPDATE 3:26 p.m. — Twin Lakes Fire Department toned out for manpower for […]

Lilly Lake treated for milfoil

Some areas of Lilly Lake were treated to control invasive aquatic plants (milfoil, etc.) Wednesday late afternoon, town Clerk Sheila Siegler has announced. A notice was posted at the public beach with a 24-hour swimming advisory.

Units responding to crash in Wheatland

At about 2:19 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units along with sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 7500 block of 352nd Avenue in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Crash appears to involve a semi and another vehicle. The other vehicle may be rolled over in the […]

Wheatland Willing Workers and Wheatland FD hosting blood drive May 17

The Wheatland Willing Workers 4-H Club and Town of Wheatland Fire Department are hosting a blood drive on May 17 from 8 a.m. to noon. The drive will take place at a new location, Wheatland Town Hall, 34315 Geneva Road, New Munster. Child Care will be provided by 4-H members while you donate. Please bring […]

Units responding for investigation in Wheatland

At about 10:43 p.m. Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding for an investigation at a home in the 7600 block of 328th Avenue in Wheatland. Per dispatch: A home owner has flooding that is nearing electrical outlets in the basement.

Units responding for report of fire in Wheatland

At about 8:04 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire and Rescue, Randall Fire Department, and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of a possible structure fire in the 7200 block of 352nd Avenue in Wheatland. UPDATE about 8:10 p.m. — Dispatch reports there is a controlled and permitted burn going on in that […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At 7:55 a.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department ad Silver Lake Rescue units along with sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a crash in the 3300 block of Highway W in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Passer by reported a car that has gone off the road and struck a culvert. Unknown if there are […]

Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary Egg Hunt

As the first thunder rumbled, the kids began the hunt. They dashed across the field behind the Wheatland Fire Station, Saturday, April 12th. Everyone gathered their eggs and checked them to see if they won a big prize. There was just enough time to conclude the event before the rain began. Normally, the kids would […]

Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary egg hunt is Saturday

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt will take place Saturday, April 12, at 10 a.m. SHARP! The egg hunt will be held at the Wheatland Fire Department Firehouse in New Munster. Ages 1 to 10 are welcome. Bring your own basket. This is a free community event sponsored by the Town […]

Units responding to fire in Wheatland

At about 8:35 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of a garage fire in the 7000 block of 316th Avenue in Wheatland. UPDATE 8:36 p.m. — Mutual aid being requested from Randall and Twin Lakes fire departments. UPDATE about 8:40 p.m. — Deputy reports that […]

Units responding to crash in Wheatland

At 9:52 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 7800 block of Highway W in Wheatland. UPDATE 9:56 p.m. — Per dispatch: Vehicle on its side and smoking. Driver is out of the vehicle.

Wheatland Fire Department annual Corned Beef and Cabbage fundraiser is March 10

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department is hosting its annual Corned Beef and Cabbage fundraiser on Monday, March 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Alphonsus School cafeteria — a new location this year — with raffles to follow. The department is raising funds for equipment used by department personnel. Tickets can be purchased […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 8:36 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue and Town of Wheatland Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 8200 block of Highway O in Wheatland. UPDATE 8:40 a.m. — One vehicle involved. Occupants appear to be out of the vehicle and standing.

Wheatland Center School’s Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction is March 15

Wheatland Center School’s 27th Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction will be March 15, from 4-8pm. You can enjoy a delicious meal from 4-7 pm of spaghetti with meat sauce, bread, salad, beverage and dessert. Stay for some fun from 4-8pm: many raffle and silent auction items, WCS learning fair, Scholastic book fair and Candy […]

Wheatland Fire Department annual Corned Beef and Cabbage fundraiser is March 10

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department is hosting its annual Corned Beef and Cabbage fundraiser on Monday, March 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Alphonsus School cafeteria — a new location this year — with raffles to follow. The department is raising funds for equipment used by department personnel. Tickets can be purchased […]

Deputy responding to crash in Wheatland

At about 9:47 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a crash along Highway 50 near Highway W in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Caller reports the reaction to snowmobiles crossing the highway caused the crash. One car hit a guard rail. No injuries being reported at this time.

Units responding for snowmobile crash in Wheatland

At 1:26 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to a report of a snow mobile crash near the 33700 block of Highway JB in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Crash scene is along a trail in a field. UPDATE 1:29 p.m. — Per dispatch: Deputy on scene reports one […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 9:25 a.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue units are responding to a report of a rollover crash in the 33100 block of Highway 50 in Wheatland. Additional manpower from Wheatland FD was requested after the initial tone out. UPDATE 9:40 a.m. — All Wheatland units are clearing the scene […]

Flight for Life called for medical call in Wheatland

At about 6:07 p.m., Town of Wheatland personnel are setting up a landing zone for Flight for Life medical transport helicopter. The patient is from a medical call that Wheatland FD and Twin Lakes Rescue responded to in the 6800 block of 319th Avenue. UPDATE 6:09 p.m. — Flight for Life able to respond with […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At 7:44 a.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding for a report of a crash in the 35000 block of Geneva Road in Wheatland. Per dispatch: A car has hit a front porch of a house.

Photos from Friday night Bloomfield Road barn fire

A fire destroyed a barn along Bloomfield Road in Wheatland Friday night. Two horses were rescued from the barn. Several chickens also were removed. Firefighters on the scene faced considerable challenges from ice. Roads leading to the scene were slick and the drive at the property in the 39400 block of Bloomfield Road was narrow […]

Units responding to crash in Wheatland

At about 2:22 p.m., Town of Wheatland units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to 392nd Avenue between Highway 50 and the 4500 block in Wheatland. Dispatch says a single vehicle has rolled over and may have hit a telephone pole. UPDATE 2:25 p.m. — Occupant of vehicle is reportedly siting upright in vehicle but not […]

Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary Pictures with Santa 2013 coverage (photos)

Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary hosted Pictures with Santa on Sunday at the Fire Station in New Munster. Young attendees were able to chat with Santa and receive a candy cane. They also could color, work on a holiday craft and enjoy an assortment of cookies. Here are some more photos:

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