2022 Kenosha County Fair: Sheep show results

Here are the judging results from the 2022 Kenosha County Fair sheep show, which took place Wednesday at the fairgrounds in Wilmot:

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2022 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: Thursday’s schedule for the Kenosha County Fair

Here is the schedule for Thursday at the 2021 Kenosha County Fair:

  • Hours 8 a.m.-Midnight
  • Midway Open 1-11 p.m.; Wristband Special 1-10 p.m. – $30.
  • 8:30 a.m. Junior Fair Poultry Show – east of Poultry Building
  • 9 a.m. Open Class Foods Judging – Open Class Building
  • 10 a.m. Junior Fair Beef Show followed by Open Class Beef Show – Show & Sale Arena
  • 10 a.m. Pedal Tractor Pull Registration – north of 4-H Exhibit Buildings (ages 5 – 12)
  • Noon -2 p.m. Kenosha County Sheriff’s Bear Cat Vehicle & TRT Gear on display – south of Poultry Barn
  • 2 p.m. Junior Fair Poultry Showmanship – east of Poultry Building
  • 3 p.m. Open Class Poultry Show – east of Poultry Building
  • 3:30 p.m. Junior & Open Class Goat Show – Show & Sale Arena
  • 5 p.m. Antique Tractor Parade – begins at Antique Machinery Display and continues through Grandstand area
  • 6 p.m. Amateur Wine Competition Results – Barrel Room
  • 6:30 p.m. Truck and Tractor Pull followed by Combine Demolition Derby – Grandstands
  • Creekside Stage: 3 p.m. KR Bluegrass Band. 7:45 p.m. In the Stix.

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Deaths Aug. 17, 2022: Carl William Trost

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral.

The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information:

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2022 Kenosha County Fair: Ag Olympics coverage (PHOTOS)

The 2022 Kenosha County Fair Ag Olympics was held Wednesday evening at the fairgrounds.

This fun event has contestants competing in activities somewhat reminiscent of what might be done on a farm, but with a fun twist. Different age groups compete against each other.

Here are some more photos from one of the younger classes:

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2022 Kenosha County Fair: Sheep show coverage (PHOTOS)

The 2022 Kenosha County Fair sheep show was held Wednesday afternoon at the fairgrounds in Wilmot.

We will be posting results of judging later; check back.

In the meantime, here are some more photos from the show:

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2022 Kenosha County Fair: Dog show coverage (PHOTOS)

The 2022 Kenosha County Fair dog show was held at Wednesday at the fairgrounds in Wilmot.

Here are some more photos from the event:

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Kenosha County Fair 2022: Swine show coverage (PHOTOS)

The 2022 Kenosha County Fair swine show took place Wednesday morning at the fairgrounds in Wilmot.

We expect to have results later. Meanwhile here are some more photos from the show:

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County government to hold office hours at the 2022 Kenosha County Fair

From the County Executive’s Office:

Kenosha County government is going on the road to the County Fair, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced Monday.


Kerkman, along with representatives of various county divisions, will be available to meet with the public during office hours throughout the fair’s five-day run — this Wednesday, Aug. 17, through Sunday, Aug. 21.

The county activities and resources available at the fair will include free Narcan training, information about behavioral and public health services, veterans services, workforce development, careers with Kenosha County, and more.

“I’m excited to take county government out to the fair, to meet with folks and to help inform our residents about the many resources that we offer,” Kerkman said. “We’re all looking forward to a great week at a great County Fair!”

Kerkman and other county representatives will be located at a booth near the center of the fairgrounds, adjacent to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department exhibit and the poultry barn. Narcan training will be available on demand during the hours the booth is staffed, and sessions will also be scheduled immediately after the Sheriff’s Department demonstrations Thursday through Sunday. Those who receive Narcan training at any time are invited to enter a drawing for a free admission pass at the Boundless Adventures aerial adventure park within Bristol Woods Park.

Representatives of specific county divisions will be available at the following times:

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2022 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: Wednesday’s schedule for the Kenosha County Fair

Here is the schedule for Wednesday at the 2022 Kenosha County Fair:

  • Hours 8 a.m.-Midnight
  • Midway Open 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Wristband Special 1- 9 p.m. – $30.00
  • All Day Kenosha County Sheriff’s Mobile Command Unit, ATV and Snowmobile on Display – south of Poultry Barn
  • 9 a.m. Junior Fair Dog Show — Fair office
  • 9 a.m. Open Class Judging – Clothing, Knitting, Crocheting, Home Furnishings, Flowers, Vegetables, Plants, Photography and Arts and Crafts- Open Class Building
  • 9 a.m. Open Class Swine Show followed by Junior Fair Swine Show – Show & Sale Arena
  • 3 p.m. Open Class Sheep Show followed by Junior Sheep Show – Show & Sale Arena
  • 6:30 p.m, AG Olympics – Show & Sale Arena – Public welcome to participate!
  • 6:45 p.m. Racing: Modifieds, street stocks and bandits.

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Aug. 16, 2022 lake test results: All lakes test with normal range

All Western Kenosha County lakes tested by Kenosha County Public Health on Monday were within normal E.coli levels.

The State Department of Health recommends posting warnings at beaches when test results indicate a E.coli level of 235/100mL or more and closing a beach when test results exceed E.coli 1000/100mL.

Test results from Monday are:

Salem Lakes – Silver Lake County Park beach 10 E.coli/100 mL; Silver Lake DeWitt Park 70 E.coli/100mL; Lake Shangri-la 220th Ct. 93 E.coli/100 mL; Center Lake 1 E.coli/100 mL; Camp Lake 27 E.coli/100 mL; Hooker Lake Boat Launch 8 E.coli/100 mL; Rock Lake 206 E.coli/100mL.

Paddock Lake — Old Settlers County Park beach 40 E.coli/100 mL; Hoag Park 50 E.coli/100 mL; North Shore Association 28 E.coli/100 mL; PHLA beach 6 E.coli/100mL; PHLA Diving Board 13 E.coli/100 mL.

Wheatland — Lilly Lake 1 E.coli/100 mL.

Twin Lakes — Lance Park on Lake Mary less than 1 E.coli/100 mL.

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2022 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: 2023 Fairest of the Fair crowning is Saturday

Attendees of the 2022 Kenosha County fair will learn who is the 2023 Fairest of the Fair and Fair Royalty on Saturday, Aug. 20.

The crowning will take place at 10:30 a.m. at Creekside Stage.

The fairest of the fair spends a year representing the fair locally and in a statewide competition.

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Aquanuts top off 50th season with first at 2022 Nationals

The Aquanuts from Twin Lakes finished off their 50th anniversary season by winning the 47th Indmar Marine Ski Show National Championship in Loves Park, Ill., on Aug. 12-14. 

This was the Aquanuts first National Title since 2015 and the first time since 1984 that they won both the Wisconsin State Title and the National Title in the same year. 

The tournament featured 14 teams and more than 1,500 athletes.

In competitive show skiing, each club has one hour to present a theatrical performance on water skis. Judges score acts by awarding points based on originality, presentation, and execution. Elaborate costumes and staging intermixed with music and fast action take place on the water as an announcer leads the audience through the show.

The Aquanuts were the 2nd team to ski on Saturday arriving at 6:30 a.m. for safety meetings, skiing around 9:30 a.m.  Results were not announced until Sunday evening around 8 p.m.

The nearly 36 hour wait for results was ‘exhausting’ said co-show directors Justin and Lisa Mushel from Burlington.

“The Aquanuts persevered against not only the 13 other teams but also the elements and conditions,” said Justin.

This was Mushel’s second National Title as he was show director back in 2015 with Ken Meyer. A fast current from the north and winds of 15, gusting to over 20 mph, from the south made the show execution not only difficult but intimidating for even the most experienced skier.  

Co-Announcer Mark Gurda referenced that the Aquanuts theme this year was Mary Poppins and featured ‘gusts of winds’ as part of their theme.

“Maybe Mary Poppins herself sent us some good luck” with the conditions,  said Gurda.

Within the team victory was the highest scoring Jump Team act as well as the Most Valuable Male Skier, Cody Coffey.  Cody a former Tommy Bartlett Show skier and multi-time Team USA member, is a crowd favorite and performed in more than half the ski acts.  The margin of victory was razor thin as the top three teams were separated by only a few points.

Team President and Boat Driver Bob Koehler said “that this is one of the rare circumstances where every member of the team, on and off the water, can take pride in knowing that what they did right made the difference in winning.”

Many of the Aquanuts did not get to celebrate Sunday Night as TEAM USA members were required to head to Janesville for practice in preparations for the World Show Ski Competition that will be held Oct. 19-23 in Winter Haven Florida.  This will be the first time the US is the host country since 2016.  The Aquanut team has six Team USA members. 

A celebration show with the community, fans and supporters is being planned Gurda said.

The Aquanuts next perform with a combo junior-senior team on Wednesday Aug 17 at 6 p.m.  The Aquanuts are part of a multi-team show at Corn Fest, held in Twin Lakes Saturday Aug. 20 , then Aug 24, 27 with the final show and celebration Sept. 3.

Check aquanutwatershows.com or call 866-SKI-SHOW (866-754-7469) for more info on trophy presentation dates. 

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2022 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: Children’s scavenger hunt is Thursday at the fair

Youth ages 3 – 12 are invited to participate in the Kenosha County Fair Children’s Scavenger Hunt on Thursday, Aug. 18.

Starting at 10 a.m. at the ticket gates, a clue sheet will be handed out and your journey begins.  Follow the clues, get your sheet stamped at each building/barn, and at the conclusion you will receive a “goodie bag.”  The activity ends at 2:30 so you have plenty of time to enjoy the Fair.

If you have trouble figuring out a clue, just ask at one of the stops.  Some of last year’s clues were: “Ewe” will love our new pens”.  “Come see Thumper”. “Twine, old iron and loud pops”.

Don’t miss out on the fun! It is a great way to learn about all the fair has to offer!

This year’s Kenosha County Fair runs from Aug. 17-21.

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Agenda: Wilmot UHS District board special meeting and working session

The Wilmot Union High School District board is scheduled to hold a special board meeting and a working session starting at 4:15 a.m. in the school library.

Among the agenda items for the special meeting are:

  • New Hire(s)
  • Resignation(s)

The full special board meeting agenda is available here.

The working session is scheduled to take place at 4:30 p.m. in the same location.

  • Community Outreach Report.
  • Updated Student Handbook.
  • Standards-Based Learning Update.
  • Superintendent Entry Plan.
  • Superintendent Evaluation Tool and Goals.
  • COVID Return to School Plan.

The full agenda is available here.

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Agenda: Salem Lakes Village Board regular meeting Aug. 15, 2022

The Salem Lakes Village Board is scheduled to hold a regular meeting Monday, starting at 6 p.m. at VIllage Hall in Salem.

The meeting also will be live streamed and archived here.

Among the agenda items are:

  • Resident Michael Alagna, request to review use of UTV and ATVs on the Village of Salem Lakes roads.
  • Payment Request No. 4 by Payne & Dolan, Inc., in the amount of $88,469.01, and Change Order No. 2 in the
    amount of $36,390.01 for the 2022 Street Rehabilitation Program.
  • Payment Request No. 1 by Mid City Corporation, in the amount of $97,219.20, for the Well #2 and Water System
    Improvements Project.
  • Lakeside International, LLC Invoice #2055268, in the amount of $6,478.10 for service and repairs on vehicle 5841.
  • Lakeside International, LLC Invoice #2055317, in the amount of $6,704.63 for service and repairs on vehicle 5842.

The full agenda is available here.

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Agenda: Twin Lakes Village Board regular meeting & Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District Commissioners meeting Aug. 15, 2022

The Twin Lakes Village Board and Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District Commissioners meeting (same members) is scheduled to hold a regular meeting Monday, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall.

The Village Board meeting is first. Among the agenda items are:

  • Discussion and possible action regarding awarding a three-year Assessor Services contract.
  • Consideration of a motion to approve a pay request from Asphalt Contractors Inc. for $110,935.30. This is in regards to the 2022 Street and Utility Improvements program.
  • Consideration of a motion to approve a pay request from JJ Henderson for $806,130.64. This relates to the ongoing waste water treatment plant and lift stations project.

The full regular meeting agenda is available here.

The Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District Commissioners meeting will take place after the completion of the regular Village Board meeting.

Among the lake district agenda items are:

  • Consideration of a motion to approve an annual agreement with United States Geological Survey for two lake gages in the amount of $11,300.

The full agenda is available here.

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Deaths Aug. 14, 2022: Doris H Miller

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral.

The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information:

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Kira Mackay named to UW-Oshkosh 2022 Spring Dean’s List

Kira Mackay of Twin Lakes was named to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh 2022 Spring Dean’s List.

Mackay is a graduate of Wilmot Union High School.

To be named to the Dean’s List, students must earn at least a 3.75 grade point average.

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Town of Randall Volunteer Fire Department picnic

The first annual picnic was held at the Randall Fire station at 9575 336th Ave. There were lots activities for the kids, lots of displays and food to eat. Money raised from the picnic will go toward maintain equipment for the fire department.

A silent auction.
The popular bouncy house.
Hot dogs, burgers, brats, chips and corn to eat.
Different kinds of vehicles were on display.
The Kenosha Sheriff’s Department brought several displays. This is their drone.
You could try on the bomb suit.
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2022 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: Fair has daily demo from Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department

From the 2019 Sheriff’s Dept. K9 demo at the fair. /westofthei.com file photo

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.con sponsor. — DH

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has a full program of demonstrations running each day of this year’s fair.

  • On Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Mobile Command Unit, ATV and snowmobile will be on display all day.
  • On Thursday, the BearCat Vehicle and TRT Gear will be on display from noon to 2 p.m.
  • On Friday, the Sheriff’s Bomb Unit will be on site, with demonstrations at 4 and 6 p.m.
  • On Saturday, there will be live Taser demonstrations at 4 and 6 p.m. Yes, they are really going to tase people.
  • On Sunday, there will be a Sheriff’s K-9 demonstrations at 2 and 4 p.m.

The demos are south of the poultry building.

The Kenosha County Fair runs Aug. 17-21 this year.

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A word from our sponsors: Aug. 14, 2022 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Note: Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty, are westofthei.com sponsors. This is a paid announcement — DH

Here are open houses being hosted today by Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty (click the links below for more information):

2880 11th Pl 605, Kenosha

 

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Megan Lejcar named to Wisconsin Lutheran College spring 2022 Dean’s List

Megan Lejcar, of Bristol, was named to Wisconsin Lutheran College’s Dean’s List for the spring 2022 semester. To be eligible for Dean’s List, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.6 or higher.

Lejcar is a sophomore at Wisconsin Lutheran College and a graduate of Westosha Central High School.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is an independent Christian college in Milwaukee that serves 1,100 traditional undergraduate, adult, and graduate students through its on-campus and online programming.

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Donations sought for 2022 La Salette Garage sale

Donations are needed for the 2022 La Salette Garage Sale to be held Labor Day Weekend Sept 3-5.

Please bring your donations to the end garage door between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. No clothes, TVs, large appliances or exercise equipment

Donations will cease Aug. 28. Donations of baked goods can be dropped off Friday, Sept. 2 at the kitchen.

La Salette is located on Highway KD, 10330 336th Ave. (Highway KD) in Twin Lakes.

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2022 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: Fair has fare

If you’re going to the Kenosha County Fair, sometime you’re going to have to eat.

Lucky for you it’s hard to imagine another place where you can find such a variety of food, most of it decadently delicious, if perhaps not what your physician would like to see you consume on a regular basis.

As I have mentioned before, I have spent a fair amount of time at the fair through the years. Consequently I’ve eaten many a fair food meal.

For my money the best deals are available at the stands of the service clubs and other local organizations that serve food at the fair as fundraisers for their good works. Some examples are Westosha Kiwanis, Kenosha County 4-H, Lions Club and Knights of Columbus. At these places you’ll find food that is varied, delicious and well-priced.

Commercial vendors also offer a wide range of fun and tasty offerings.

Better save some room for a fried meal and a sweet treat too.

This year’s fair runs from Aug. 17-21.

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Bristol accident

8:50 am Bristol Fire and rescue are responding for an accident in the 1570 block of 93rd St.

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A word from our sponsors: Aug. 13, 2022 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Note: Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty, are westofthei.com sponsors. This is a paid announcement — DH

Here are open houses being hosted today by Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty (click the links below for more information):

2880 11th Pl 605, Kenosha

32835 120th St, Twin Lakes

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Demolition of village hall

Demolition of the old village hall continued for several more days. The one acre lot will be used as a parking lot.

This how the village hall looked years, ago. Village President Leslie Skinner is standing in front of the building. He was president in the 1940’s. (photo courtesy of Howard Skinner)
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Car fire

9:05 pm Paris Fire and Rescue were toned out for a fully involved car fire in the 17900 block of Highway 142. Everyone is out of the vehicle.

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Aug. 12, 2022 lake test results: DeWitt Park beach to remain closed to swimming for this weekend

DeWitt Park Beach on Silver Lake remains closed to swimming after re-sampling Thursday by Kenosha County Public Health continued to show elevated levels of E.coli there.

The State Department of Health recommends posting warnings at beaches when test results indicate a E.coli level of 235/100mL or more and closing a beach when test results exceed E.coli 1000/100mL.

The Thursday result that kept the closure in place was greater than 2,419 E.coli/100 mL.

The location will remain closed to swimming over the weekend and is scheduled to be resampled Monday.

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2022 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: Fair has daily family activities

Some things only happen once a year at the Kenosha County Fair, which this year runs from Aug. 17-21.

But some of the entertainment happens every day, throughout the day.

Daily entertainment will be:

  • Nick’s Kid Show.
  • Pleasure Valley Pig & Duck Races.
  • Milwaukee Flyers.
  • Rock-N-Circus.
  • Chainsaw Carver Demonstration — Dave Watson.
  • Discovery Barnyard.
  • Strolling entertainment — Robocars.
  • Strolling entertainment — The Real Beals
  • Barnyard Adventure Show.
  • Carnival Midway.
  • Antique Farm Machinery Exhibit.

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