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Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary hosting Pictures with Santa Dec. 4

Come see Santa at the Wheatland Fire House on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to noon. Come get your photo taken with Santa. This is a free community event sponsored by Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary. The Wheatland Fire House is located in New Munster.

Wheatland trick or treat forecast : Mostly cloudy and 54

Trick or treat in Wheatland Sunday looks to be dry, mostly cloudy with a high of 54, according to the latest local National Weather Service forecast for New Munster. There may be some drizzle this morning, but that is expected to end by about 10 a.m. Wheatland designated trick or treat hours are Sunday from 2 […]

2016 trick or treat hours set

Local municipalities have set official trick or treating hours for the 2016 Halloween celebration. First up this year is Wheatland, which set its official hours as 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30. Most municipalities that set hours chose from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 as the official trick or treat hours. This includes Bristol, Salem, […]

KD Park reopens with better access, plans for future

A mix of county officials, contractors and some fans of the property re-opened KD park Tuesday afternoon with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The 300-plus acre county park is on the site of a former gravel pit. It first opened in 2010. It was closed since August for the construction of a paved parkway, parking stalls, signage and […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 8:45 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a crash at Highway 50 and Highway 83-north in Wheatland.

Units responding to Wheatland Center School for medical call

At 12:51 p.m., Twin Lakes Rescue and Wheatland Fire Department units are responding for a medical call at Wheatland Center School. Per dispatch: Patient is a student who fainted.

New Wheatland Fire Dept. pumper/tanker blessed and put in service

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department’s new pumper/tanker truck was given a blessing and officially put in to service Sunday. The ceremonial blessing took place at the department’s annual pancake breakfast fundraiser. Chief Lou Denko gave the audience a rundown on some facts about the new apparatus. The new pumper will replace a 30-plus year old […]

A word from our sponsors: Wheatland selling by bid 1987 International Tanker Truck

Note: The Town of Wheatland is advertising this truck with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH The Town of Wheatland Volunteer Fire Dept. 1987 International Tanker Truck will be sold to the highest bidder. Sealed bid deadline 5 p.m., October 7, 2016 Truck will be available November 1, 2016. 1987 truck has 12,000 miles and […]

A word from our sponsors: Wheatland selling by bid 1987 International Tanker Truck

Note: The Town of Wheatland is advertising this truck with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH The Town of Wheatland Volunteer Fire Dept. 1987 International Tanker Truck will be sold to the highest bidder. Sealed bid deadline 5 p.m., October 7, 2016 Truck will be available November 1, 2016. 1987 truck has 12,000 miles and […]

Wheatland Fire Dept. pancake breakfast is Oct. 9

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. 9 from 7 to 11 a.m.. This event will feature great food, fun and raffles including a chance to win a kayak package for two. Fill your freezer; win half a […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 2:05 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 the 6700 block of 400th Avenue (Highway P) in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Multiple vehicles involved. UPDATE 2:16 p.m. — Traffic on 400th Avenue being blocked by deputies in both directions. […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 4:38 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highway 50 and Highway 83-north in Wheatland. Per dispatch: A vehicle has struck a pole. There is one person injured. UPDATE 4:41 p.m. — Deputy reports a light standard is down and […]

Salem doesn’t want to patrol Lilly Lake in 2017

Salem does not intend to patrol Lilly Lake in Wheatland in 2017 as it did this summer. That was the recommendation of village staff and the consensus of the Town Board as well at a Salem special board meeting Monday. This summer, Salem contracted  with Wheatland for water patrol of Lilly Lake, with Paddock Lake for water […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 4:51 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the 7200 block of 314th Avenue in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Crash involves two ATVs. At least one injury being reported.

Local teen dies in motocross crash

A Wheatland teenager died in a motocross crash Sunday in Illinois. Nicole Lootans, 14, died in the crash in Winnebago County. Here’s a report on the incident from WREX.com Here’s a link to a GoFundMe page to help defray funeral expenses. Note: We expect to have an obituary available later today. — DH

Units responding to crash in Slades Corners

At about 7:55 p.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highway 50 and Highway P in Slades Corners. Per dispatch: Vehicle is off the road east of Highway P and north of Highway 50. UPDATE 7:56 p.m. — Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding now as […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 1:08 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a crash at Highway 83-north and Highway 50. Per dispatch: At least one injury being reported. UPDATE 1:14 p.m. — Unit arriving on scene reports to dispatch that right lane of eastbound lanes blocked. UPDATE 1:17 p.m. — […]

Wheatland Willing Workers 4-H club donate blankets to the Twin Lakes Rescue

The Wheatland Willing Workers 4-H club donated blankets to the Twin Lakes Rescue Squad on July 7. The blankets will be used during calls that have children involved. The blankets are all fun colors and have different designs on them. The blankets will be used to help comfort kids and make them feel safe while […]

Court of Appeals stays placement of sex offender in Wheatland

The placement of a Racine County sex offender in a Wheatland home has been stayed by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District II. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department issued the following media release Friday: The Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District II, has ordered that the circuit court’s May 24th, 2016, order is stayed, pending appeal, regarding […]

Units responding for vehicle fire in Wheatland

At 10:48 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakws Rescue units are responding for a report of a vehicle fire at Highway 50 and Highway 83-north. Deputy on scene reports no signs of flame. Smoke may be from overheating.

2016 Wheatland Fire Department Festival parade coverage (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department Festival parade took place down Geneva Road through New Munster on Sunday afternoon. The parade featured area emergency services vehicles, entries from local businesses and a lot of classic cars. The parade started at the west end of New Munster and ended up at the festival site. Here is […]

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 […]

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