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Local fire department responding to Racine County as mutual aid

At about 7:35 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department is responding to a request for mutual aid from the Town of Burlington Fire Department. Per dispatch: Incident is a structure fire in the 8500 Country View Lane in the town of Burlington. UPDATE 7:41 p.m. — Dispatch reports that Racine County has called off response […]

Units responding for fire in Wheatland

At about 5:21 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in the roadside ditch of  the 36700 block of Highway 50 in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Fire is in a blue plastic barrel. UPDATE 5:25 p.m. — Wheatland FD commands cancels […]

Town of Wheatland Fire Department pancake breakfast Oct. 22

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department will host a pancake breakfast  Sunday, Oct. 22 from 7 a.m. to noon at the fire station in New Munster. The event will also include raffles. All proceeds will benefit the fire department.

A word from our sponsors: Luisa’s Restaurant to reopen Wednesday

Note: Luisa’s Restaurant is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Luisa’s Restaurant in Wheatland will re-open Wednesday, Oct. 11, marking the local iconic business’ recovery from the flood of 2017. The pizza and Italian restaurant will resume its normal hours of 4 to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, said owner Paul De Luisa. “I’m excited and […]

Wheatland exploring Slades Corners drainage issue with WisDOT

Wheatland is exploring cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to solve high water problems that effect properties in Slades Corners. Earlier this month, the Wheatland Town Board heard a proposal from town engineer Len Roecker of R.A. Smith about a study to determine how to best drain off water from areas at Slades Corners […]

Temp to top 90 degrees Friday

The National Weather Service says the high temperature will top 90 degrees Friday, which by the way is the first official day of fall. The high today is forecast to reach 93 degrees, says the latest, local NWS forecast. It was warm Thursday too, but it didn’t quite reach 90, at least at the nearest […]

Wheatland considering study of Slades Corners drainage solutions

The Wheatland Town Board is considering commissioning a study of engineering solutions to drainage in Slades Corners. But befoer going ahead with the study, the board will see if it can get some funding to help pay for the cost of the study. At Monday’s Town Board meeting, town engineer Len Roecker, of R.A. Smith […]

2017 Labor of Love Music Festival coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

A large crowd gathered at New Munster Park for the eighth annual Labor of Love Music Festival. The music of the four bands leans towards bluegrass. There are various vendors, food, beverages, and raffles with really nice prizes. This year’s event raised $72,000  toward suicide prevention, education, and awareness of mental health issues. Every Labor […]

Volunteers work to help flooding victims clean-up

Over 100 volunteers turned out to help with flood damaged homes. They removed objects of all description and debris from once flooded buildings. Some helped with sign in and organization. Others took care of food at the church. Some watched children so their parents could help out. Coaches and players from the Wilmot football team […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 3:48 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 83 and JB. Per dispatch: Injuries are being reported. Two vehicles involved. Air bags have deployed. An occupant of a minivan is trapped in the vehicle. UPDATE 3:57 […]

Units responding to burning in Wheatland

At about 8:50 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department units are responding to a report of burning in the 4800 block of 328th Avenue in Wheatland.

Slow no wake posted for Lilly Lake

Slow no wake has been declared for Lilly Lake by the Wheatland Town Board. The board approved the order at a emergency meeting held Thursday afternoon. The resolution authorizing the order says it is prompted by “historical high water level due to recent rainfall.” The board has concerns that wake action from watercraft could cause lakefront property damage […]

Units responding for gas line leak in Lilly Lake

At about 3:09 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a gas line leak in the 7000 block of 327th Avenue in Lilly Lake. Per dispatch: Gas is blowing from the line, which is about 200-300 feet from residence. UPDATE 3:15 p.m. […]

Units responding for fire in Wheatland

At about 12:45 p.m.. Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a tree on fire in the 6800 block of 368th Avenue in Wheatland.

Town of Wheatland Fire Department Festival 2017 parade coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The annual parade through New Munster as part of the Town of Wheatland Fire Department Festival took place Sunday afternoon. The parade made its way from the west down Geneva Road, ending at the festival at New Munster Park. The parade included units from local fire departments, businesses and other individuals and organizations. Here is […]

Local fire departments responding for mutual aid to Racine

At about 4:50 p.m., the Randall Fire Department and Town of Wheatland Fire Department are responding to a request for mutual aid for a search for an endangered person. Per dispatch: Departments are to respond with UTVs. Scene is in the 4900 block of Schoen Road. UPDATE 7:51 p.m. — This call appears to relate […]

June 21, 2017 Lake test results: Caution at Paddock-Hooker Lakes Assoc. beach on Paddock Lake; others open

Weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes have one beach under a swimming caution due to high E.coli levels. Testing on Tuesday at Paddock-Hooker Lake Association beach on Paddock Lake returned a result of 961 E.coli/100 mL. The county Division of Health will re-sample at PHLA beach Wednesday. All other lakes tested this week are open. […]

Units responding for crash in Slades Corners

At about 1:22 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding for a crash at Highway 50 and 392nd Avenue in Slades Corners.  

2017 Town of Wheatland Fire Dept. Festival is June 23, 24, 25

The 48th Annual Wheatland Volunteer Fire Department Festival will take place June 23, 24 and 25. Here is the lineup of activities: Friday — Miss Wheatland Coronation 7 p.m.; DJ Music in Motion to follow until midnight. Softball starts at 6 p.m. Saturday — Softball starts at 9 a.m. Kids Fun from 10 a.m to […]

June 14, 2017 Lake test results: Caution at Old Settlers beach on Paddock Lake; others open

Weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes have one beach under a swimming caution due to high E.coli levels. Testing on Tuesday at Old Settlers County Park on Paddock Lake returned a result of 260 E.coli/100 mL. The county Division of Health will re-sample at Old Settlers Wednesday. All other lakes tested this […]

Local fire department responding for mutual aid to Burlington

At about 3:20 p.m., the Town of Wheatland Fire Department is responding for mutual aid to the Burlington Fire Department for a structure fire in the 700 block of North Pine Street in Burlington. Wheatland is requested to respond with an engine. UPDATE 3:22 p.m. — Burlington FD has upgraded the box alarm. Now due […]

2017 Miss Wheatland competition accepting applications

In conjunction with the 48th annual Town of Wheatland Firemen’s Festival, the Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Auxiliary will again be crowning Miss Wheatland. The title of Miss Wheatland will be awarded after consideration by a panel of judges. The judges will be evaluating contestants based on community and school involvement, character, and willingness to represent Wheatland […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 12:46 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to a report of a crash in the 5100 block of 328th Avenue (Highway W) Per dispatch: Caller reports a single vehicle rolled over in a farm field. UPDATE 12:53 p.m. — Randall Fire Department requested by Wheatland […]

County opposing release of new sex offenders into Wheatland house

Last May, Kenosha County officials were working on keeping two sexual offenders from being released to live in a house in Wheatland along Highway 50. That case is still pending in the state Appeals Court. But the issue has not gone away. Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth announced Friday at a press conference that the […]

Wheatland town electors authorize town hall exterior upgrades

Wheatland town electors unanimously approved authorizing upgrades to the town hall exterior. The proposal was on the town’s annual meeting agenda Monday evening. The measure passed by a voice vote with 12 electors present and no one voicing opposition. Town Chairman Bill Glembocki explained the Town Board has been gathering information on what needs to […]

2017 Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt coverage (PHOTOS)

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt took place Saturday morning at the fire station in New Munster. The weather was spectacular — warm and sunny. That made for excellent traction for all of the young egg hunters. All the hunters were lined up before the hunt by age group. This allowed […]

2017 Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary egg hunt is April 15

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt will take place Saturday, April 15 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 to participate. Bring your own basket. This is a free community event sponsored by […]

Units responding for burning in Wheatland

At about 7:29 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of burning in the 3200 block of 367th Avenue in Wheatland. UPDATE 7:33 p.m. — Wheatland command calls off response from other units.

Salem Lakes may be back patrolling Lilly Lake in 2017

Lilly Lake might once again be patrolled by Salem Lakes Public Safety officers in 2017. The development marks the latest in an on, then off and now apparently on again water patrol relationship between Salem Lakes and Wheatland. Last summer, Wheatland contracted with Salem (now Salem Lakes) to patrol Lilly Lake. However, at the end […]

Units responding for investigation in Wheatland

At about 8:45 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding for an investigation in the 35000 block of 47th Street in Wheatland. Per dispatch: A natural gas smell has been reported inside a home. Occupants have evacuated.

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