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Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At 2:42 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 33500 block of Highway 50 in Wheatland. Per dispatch: A car and a semi tractor trailer involved. Car is in the ditch. Two people from car may be injured. […]

Units responding to crash in Slades Corners

At about 2:31 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the 40100 block of Highway 50 in the Slades Corners area. Per disaptch: A witness reported that an SUV that was in the eastbound lanes struck the median. UPDATE 2:42 p.m. — Fire department […]

National Weather Service marking 7th anniversary of Jan. 7, 2008 tornado

The National Weather Service, on its Facebook page, today marking the seventh anniversary of the F3 tornado that swept through Wheatland and Brighton on Jan. 7, 2008. The write-up from the NWS has extensive information on the tornado. The tornado that destroyed homes in Wheatland and Brighton is the strongest ever recorded (using the Fujita system, adopted […]

Units responding to crash in Wheatland

At about 12:54 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 8100 block of Highway KD in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Vehicle may be rolled over.

Twin Lakes, Wheatland Fire responding to accident

1:55 p.m. – Twin Lakes Rescue, Wheatland first responders and fire are responding to an accident at Hwy 50 & KD.  Unknown injuries. 2:00 p.m. – Randall Fire being requested for mutual aid to the accident.

Identity of teen who died in Wheatland crash released

The identity of a 16 year old who died in a crash in Wheatland on Wednesday has been released by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. Samantha J. Russell of Wheatland died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, a statement from the Sheriff’s Department said. A 12-year-old family friend that was a passenger in […]

UPDATE: One person dies in Wheatland crash (PHOTOS)

A 16 year old died in a crash at Highway 50 and 392nd Avenue in Wheatland Wednesday afternoon. From a media release on the incident from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: On 12-31-14, at approximately 1330 hours (1:30 p.m.), Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputies responded with the Wheatland and Randall Fire Departments, Salem Rescue, and Twin Lakes […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 1:30 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 Highway 50 and 392nd Avenue in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved, one rolled over and the other off the road and in a field. Traffic is being blocked. UPDATE […]

Decker not running for re-election in Silver Lake; most other municipal incumbents have not filed non-candidacy

Silver Lake village Trustee Michael Decker appears to be the only local municipal office incumbent to file non-candidacy for a seat to be decided in the April 2015 election. As of 3 p.m. Monday, we had heard from the clerks of all but Bristol and Brighton. Filing deadline for non-candidacy papers was Friday. Decker was the […]

Units responding to grass fire in Wheatland

At 2:39 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to a report of a grass fire in the 31700 block of Highway 50. Per dispatch: Fire was reported as being south of the highway, away from any buildings, about 20 feet wide and approaching the highway. UPDATE 2:47 […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 6:18 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 32300 block of Geneva Road in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Caller reported one vehicle hit a guard rail. Another vehicle on the scene but it is unknown if […]

Driver in wrong way fatal crash faces felony charges

Brian J.  Smith, the driver of a truck that was going the wrong way on Highway 50 in Wheatland  on Dec. 6 leading to a crash with another vehicle in which two people died, faces five felony charges. Smith, 36, of Lindenhurst, appeared in Kenosha County court for a preliminary hearing Tuesday. He faces felony charges […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At 4:57 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department units are responding to a report of crash in the 7500 block of Highway W in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Crash scene is on west side of the road; one person may be injured.

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 10:16 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue and Town of Wheatland Fire Department units are responding to a delayed report of a crash in the 7400 block of Highway JI in Wheatland.

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 9:31 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a crash in the 7400 block of Highway KD in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Vehicle was in a crash with a deer. Vehicle now in the ditch line.

UPDATE: Names of two who died in Saturday crash released

The names of two men who died in a crash on Highway 50 in Wheatland Saturday evening have been released by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. The driver of the car has been officially identified as a 52-year-old man named Paul E. Reese Jr. and the passenger of the car  as 29-year-old Michael E. Reese. The men […]

UPDATE: Driver of wrong way vehicle in fatal crash identified

The name of the driver of a pick-up truck who was traveling the wrong way on Highway 50 in Wheatland Saturday evening and crashed into a car has been released by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. The identities of two people in the car who died as a result of the crash are not being released by the […]

Town of Wheatland Fire Dept. Auxiliary Pictures with Santa 2014 coveage

Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary hosted its annual Pictures with Santa Sunday at the firehouse in New Munster. Youngster could talk with Santa, pose for a free photo and get a candy cane from Miss Wheatland 2014 Miranda Bird. And the fun didn’t stop there. Youngsters could also color and make ornaments and get a close-up […]

Fatal accident Hwy 50

About 6 pm Wheatland Fire, Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue, and Silver Lake Rescue responded to a serious accident on Hwy 50, just west of Hwy 83 north. The car was reported to be on fire and the people inside had to be extricated. Flight For Life was called, but waved off just before landing. […]

Units responding to CO alarm in Wheatland

At about 7:33 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a carbon monoxide alarm in a mobile home park along 45th Street in Wheatland. Per dispatch: We Energies technicians on scene are reporting high carbon monoxide readings outside a housing unit. UPDATE […]

Units responding to Wheatland Center School for medical call

At about 12:22 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to Wheatland Center School for a medical call. Per dispatch: Patient is a 10-year-old student who slipped on ice.

Units responding for mutual aid to Racine County

At about 12:52 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue are responding to a request for mutual aid to a smoke investigation and building evacuation in the 34100 block of Arbor Lane in the Town of Burlington. Twin Lakes is being requested to reapond with an ambulnce and Wheatland with an engine.

Units responding to vehicle fire in Wheatland

At about 4:14 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of a vehicle fire along Highway 50 just west of Highway P in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Vehicle on fire is on a trailer, but there is no truck attached to the trailer. UPDATE 4:24 p.m. — […]

New boat launch on Lilly Lake takes step forward

View Larger Map The construction of a new boat launch at Lilly Lake took a step forward last week when the Wheatland Town Board accepted a bid for the project. Corporate Contractors submitted the lowest bid of $108,000, which was accepted by the Town Board by unanimous vote on Nov. 3. The figure includes engineering cost. The Town Board in September […]

Wheatland electors and Town Board pass 2015 levy

Wheatland electors and the Wheatland Town Board on Monday approved a 2015 tax levy of $662,667 for general tax, street light districts and debt service-road improvement. That is a about a .85 percent increase from the 2014 tax levy of $657,058 for those same items. The levy was unanimously approved first by about 10 electors at the special […]

Units responding for report of fire in Wheatland

At about 8:14 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 possible structure fire in the 4900 block of 376th Avenue in Wheatland. UPDATE 8:15 p.m. — Per dispatch: Homeowner reporting via phone that a wood pile is on fire […]

2014 trick or treat hours round-up

It’s time to make sure you have the right hours carved out for trick or treating with the youngsters this year. Most municipalities that set hours chose from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 as the official trick or treat hours. This includes Bristol, Salem, Paddock Lake, Twin Lakes, Randall and Silver Lake. Official […]

Units responding for CO alarm in Wheatland

At about 7:49 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are reaponding to the 32200 block of 45th Street in Wheatland for a carbon monoxide alarm. Per dispatch: No one at the scene is experiencing symptoms at this time.

2014 Wheatland Fire Department pancake breakfast

On Sunday, folks could join the Wheatland Fire Department on National Firefighters Memorial Day for their pancake breakfast. Eggs, sausage, and pancakes with syrup, or blueberries, strawberries and whipped cream. There were also baked goods for sale.

ATC officials present latest changes to route for high voltage transmission lines

Officials from American Transmission Company have come forward with some more changes to the routes they are proposing for a high voltage transmission line between a substation in Bristol and one in Lake Geneva. Highlights of the most recent changes to the routes within Western Kenosha County include: A return of a line along Highway O […]

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