Units responding for crash in Rock Lake

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At about 8:45 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a crash in the 25600 block of 119th Street in Rock Lake.

Per dispatch: A vehicle has struck a pole.

UPDATE 8:46 p.m. — Bristol Fire and Rescue to respond with an ambulance as assistance.

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Units responding for crash in Silver Lake

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At about 8:33 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a 30200 block of Highway F in Silver Lake.

Per dispatch: Passerby reporting two-vehicle crash.

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Emergency curfew declared for Kenosha city and county

Kenosha County and the city of Kenosha have both declared states of emergency and corresponding curfews for Sunday.

The curfews will begin at 8:30 p.m.

The public needs to be off the streets for their safety.  The Sheriff’s Department and Police Department will be enforcing the curfew.

Kenosha based media outlets and people on social media have been reporting protests moving through Kenosha Sunday evening. Some instances of breaking windows and throwing objects also have been reported.

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Units responding for crash in Bristol

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At about 7:50 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a crash in the 12700 block of Highway 45 in Bristol.

Per dispatch: Motorcyclist is down.

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Deaths May 31, 2020: Georgian Nye

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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A word from our sponsors: Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons open as essential business

We know many of you look forward to checking out the weekly listings of open houses being hosted each weekend by Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons.

Open houses are not allowed under current COVID-19 curbing regulations, but that doesn’t mean Glenda and Butch Dupons aren’t working.

“Our status is ‘essential service’ business, open 7 days a week complying with CDC regulations,” Glenda said.

Check out all the listings at Bear Realty here.

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Local fire department responding for mutual aid to town of Burlington

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At about 9:22 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department is responding to a request for mutual aid from the Town of Burlington Fire Department.

Per dispatch: Wheatland requested to respond with a engine and chief to Hooiser Creek and Brever roads for a building on fire.

UPDATE 9:31 p.m. — Wheatland released from responding by incident command.

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Local fire department responding for mutual aid to Antioch, Ill.

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At about 8:46 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue is responding to a request for mutual aid from the Antioch Fire Department.

Salem Lakes is requested to respond with a tender for a strucure fire in the 300 block of North Woodland Avenue.

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Units responding to crash in Trevor

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At about 8:35 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at 268th Avenue and 103rd Place in Trevor.

Per dispatch: Motorcycle off the road.

UPDATE 8:39 p.m. — Dispatch reports to responding units that rider is injured.

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Kenosha County COVID-19 Q&A, May 30, 2020

In the final installment of the Kenosha County Joint Information Center’s COVID-19 FAQ series, Kenosha County Division of Health Communicable Disease Supervisor Amanda Tuura summarizes the public guidance in the Kenosha County Kickstart plan, and Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit offers a message on COVID-19 in our community.

Here is the video message:

The Kickstart plan, released earlier this week, includes advisory best practices for businesses and individuals — in a phased approach that aims to save lives while bringing back our economy. It is aligned with the state’s Badger Bounce Back plan.

The public guidance for all phases of the plan includes the following recommendations:

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Deaths May 30, 2020: Louise Francis Gutowski, Richard Emil Daniels, Raymond A. Kawalec

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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Silver Lake County Park open with social distancing, capacity limit

From the Kenosha County Division of Parks:

Kenosha County’s Silver Lake Park Beach is open for the season as of today — Saturday, May 30 — with a capacity limit in place to promote appropriate social distancing.

The beach will be open through Labor Day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

In response to the COVID-19 emergency, only 162 vehicles — the capacity of the parking lot near the beachfront area — will be allowed in at any given time. When that limit is hit, no further vehicles or walk-in beach users will be allowed in until new spaces become available.

No lifeguards will be on duty this year, due to public health and safety concerns, though parks staff will be monitoring the area and will be prepared to call the proper authorities if an emergency takes place, said Kenosha County Parks Director Matthew Collins.

“Our beach this year will be use at your own risk,” Collins said. “We did not feel that we could have our employees in potential situations where they would otherwise be working in close proximity to the general public.”

Collins said seasonal parks staff will focus on additional sanitary measures, including more frequent pickup of trash and cleaning of restroom facilities.

The beach entry fee for Kenosha County residents will be $5 per vehicle, unchanged from last year. The nonresident entry fee — now $10 per vehicle — is slated to increase to $25, under a proposal to go before the County Board’s Public Works and Facilities Committee on Monday, June 1.

Collins said this temporary, premium fee for nonresidents is intended to promote more use of the beach by Kenosha County residents while the capacity limit is in place.

“Because we’re limiting the number of people on the beach, we want to encourage our residents to have an outlet to get out and be safe,” Collins said. “If others want to come and enjoy the beach, our intention is to charge a premium fee.”

Collins cautioned that if people do not abide by the capacity restriction and practice proper social distancing — remaining more than six feet apart from others who are not from the same household — the beach may have to be closed before the traditional end of the season on Labor Day Weekend.

Silver Lake Park is located at 27000 85th St. (Highway F) in Salem Lakes.

Other parks changes due to COVID-19

In an effort to abide by the social distancing and event recommendations in the Kenosha County Kickstart plan, Kenosha County Parks is enacting the following changes this summer:

– Movie Night in the Park presented by Gruber Law Offices on Friday nights at Petrifying Springs Park will be canceled through the end of July.

– External special events in Kenosha County parks are canceled through July 31.

– Pavilion reservations are canceled through July 31. Those who had made reservations for prior to that date will receive a full refund.
For more information about Kenosha County parks, visit http://parks.kenoshacounty.org and follow Kenosha County Parks on Facebook and Instagram.

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Units responding for fire in Silver Lake

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At about 5:34 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Randall Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in the 700 block of South East Street in Silver Lake.

Per dispatch: Caller reporting a boat on fire attached to a pickup and near a garage.

UPDATE 5:37 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports fire is out.

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Deputy Friendly Safety Poster Contest uses curbside bike pick-up this year

Mary Cananaugh of Trevor-Wilmot School picks up her pick from Deputy Ray Rowe. /Submitted photo

The 35th annual Deputy Friendly Safety Poster Contest was scheduled to take place on March 23, , but with the Covid-19 pandemic, the banquet — where contest winners get their bike prize — was canceled.   

Deputy Friendly Ray Rowe came up with an alternate plan. He scheduled a a “curb side” bike pickup.  Winners and their parents remained in their cars until it was there turn to get a photo and load up the bike.

Out of 1,100 Safety Posters submitted,  40 4th grade students were selected as winners from schools throughout Kenosha County.  Each student received a bike, a helmet and a plaque.

The program is designed to promote kids thinking about being safe. 

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Warmer than normal weather expected next week

The National Weather Service office in Sullivan says we should get a blast of summer — maybe even some 90 degree days — next week.

Here’ are the details:

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update May 29, 2020: 1,152 positives

The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 1,152 positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Friday. That’s 58 more positives than Thursday. There have been 27 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. That’s 2 more than Thursday. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 7,321 negative test results, a positive rate of 671.9/100,000 people and a 2 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Friday.

Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting the following total positive COVID-19 test results for Western Kenosha County as of Friday:

  • Bristol — 16 cases (1 more than Thursday)
  • Paddock Lake — 5 cases
  • Salem Lakes — 48 cases (1 more than Thursday)
  • Randall — 7 cases
  • Twin Lakes — 13 cases
  • Wheatland — 3 cases
  • Paris — 2 cases

All other county cases reported above are from Kenosha, Somers and Pleasant Prairie.

The Kenosha County Joint Information Center on Wednesday announced the finalization of the Kenosha County Kickstart plan. The plan includes gating criteria based on the state’s Badger Bounce Back plan. Here is the status of meeting the Kenosha County gating criteria on Friday:

More information on the data behind the gating criteria is available here.

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 daily positives and negatives over time:

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 positives as a percentage of daily tests over time:

Here is Kenosha County recovery data as of May 22 (updated weekly):

/Source: Kenosha Division of Health Services Updated weekly – Last updated 5/22/20

The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Kenosha County’s first case of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 16.

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 17,707 positive tests and 233,588 negative tests with 568 deaths statewide as of Friday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there are 8,134 positives as of Friday, the Lake County Health Department reports.

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May 29, 2020: Needs for local food pantries update

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The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is going to publish a weekly update on the needs of food pantries during the COVID-19 emergency.

Here is this week’s update for The Sharing Center:

Sharing Center, 25700 Wilmot Road (Highway C), Trevor. Donations accepted 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon Friday; nights and weekends by appointment at 262-298-5535.
Food products needed this week: Fresh produce, bread
Non-food products needed this week: Toothbrushes, toothpaste

Here are the updates for all of the other food pantries listed by the Joint Information Center.

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COVID-19 testing coming to Central High School next week

From the Kenosha County Joint Information Center:

The Kenosha County Division of Health, in partnership with the Wisconsin National Guard, will offer a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site during the week of June 1 at Westosha Central High School in the Village of Paddock Lake.

Anyone ages 5 and up can be tested, regardless of whether they are showing symptoms. No appointment is needed. The cost is free.

Members of the Wisconsin National Guard will be conducting the tests.

“We thank the National Guard for coming to our community to offer this service,” said Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit. “Expanded testing — as we’re seeing at this site and elsewhere — will help us identify more cases and ultimately keep our community safer from COVID-19.”

The site will be open from noon to 8 p.m. each day Monday-Thursday, June 1-4, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 5 and 6. Tests will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, with results expected within roughly seven days.

Visitors are asked to enter using the east school entrance on Highway 50. Westosha Central High School is located at 24617 75th St.

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Collection for Central vs. Wilmot Soup-er Bowl is Saturday

The Sharing Center needs 3,000 cans of soup and a friendly competition between the local high schools is seeking to fill the need.

Soup-er Bowl Saturday, Central vs. Wilmot, will take place May 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the schools. There will be a collection site at each school to see who can bring in the most cans. Any food donations will be taken, but the cans of soup are what counts for points.

Come out and support your school and your community.

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May 29, 2020 lake test results: All tested lakes safe for swimming

All beaches tested by the Kenosha County Division of Health tested safe for swimming this week.

The State Department of Health recommends posting warnings at beaches when the test results indicate a E.coli level of 300/100mL or more and closing a beach when test results exceed E.coli 1000/100mL. Wheatland (Lilly Lake) has a policy of posting an advisory for a level of E.coli 235/100 mL or more and closing a beach when test results exceed E.coli 1000/100mL.

Tuesday’s testing results by the Kenosha County Division of Health (unless noted otherwise) were:

Salem Lakes — Silver Lake County Park beach 28 E.coli/100 mL; Silver Lake DeWitt Park 11 E.coli/100 mL; Lake Shangri La (220th Ct.) 29 E.coli/100 mL; Lake Shangri La (214th) 10 E.coli/100 mL; Center Lake 18 E.coli/100 mL; Camp Lake 148 E.coli/100 mL; Hooker Boat Launch 50 E.coli/100 mL; Rock Lake 10 E.coli/100 mL.

Paddock Lake — Old Settlers County Park beach 10 E.coli/100 mL; Hoag Park 1 E.coli/100 mL; North Shore Association 3 E.coli/100 mL; PHLA Diving Board 53 E.coli/100 mL; PHLA 21 E.coli/100 mL.

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

Twin Lakes — Lance Park: 13 E.coli/100 mL; Lucille 37 E.coli/100 mL; Sunset 9 E.coli/100 mL; Musial: 35 E.coli/100 mL.

Bristol — Lake George (101st) 31 E.coli/100 mL; Lake George 16 E.coli/100 mL

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Units responding for crash in Camp Lake

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At about 6:43 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the 28400 block of Highway AH in Camp Lake.

Per dispatch: This is a single vehicle rollover crash with one injured person who is out of the vehicle and conscious and breathing.

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update May 28, 2020: 1,094 positives

The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 1,094 positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Thursday. That’s 33 more positives than Wednesday. There have been 25 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. That’s 1 more than Wednesday. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 6,846 negative test results, a positive rate of 646.3/100,000 people and a 2 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Thursday.

Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting the following total positive COVID-19 test results for Western Kenosha County as of Thursday:

  • Bristol — 15 cases
  • Paddock Lake — 5 cases
  • Salem Lakes — 47 cases (1 more than Wednesday)
  • Randall — 7 cases
  • Twin Lakes — 13 cases (1 more than Wednesday)
  • Wheatland — 3 cases
  • Paris — 2 cases

All other county cases reported above are from Kenosha, Somers and Pleasant Prairie.

The Kenosha County Joint Information Center on Wednesday announced the finalization of the Kenosha County Kickstart plan. The plan includes gating criteria based on the state’s Badger Bounce Back plan. Here is the status of meeting the Kenosha County gating criteria on Thursday:

More information on the data behind the gating criteria is available here.

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 daily positives and negatives over time:

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 positives as a percentage of daily tests over time:

Here is Kenosha County recovery data as of May 22 (updated weekly):

/Source: Kenosha Division of Health Services Updated weekly – Last updated 5/22/20

The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Kenosha County’s first case of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 16.

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 16,974 positive tests and 220,719 negative tests with 550 deaths statewide as of Thursday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there are 7,988 positives as of Thursday, the Lake County Health Department reports.

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Units responding for investigation in Wheatland

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At about 9:50 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to the 31200 block of 70th Street in Wheatland.

Per dispatch: This is for an investigation for a hover board that caught fire inside a residence.

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Local fire department responding for mutual aid to Antioch, Ill.

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At 9:39 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue is responding to a request for mutual aid from the Antioch Fire Department for a structure fire in the 200 block of Oak Ridge Court in Antioch.

Per dispatch: Salem Lakes is requested to respond with an engine.

UPDATE 9:42 p.m. — Dispatch tells Salem Lakes to disregard mutual aid request.

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Deaths May 28, 2020: Leslie Ann (Schmidt) Holloway, Serelda Leek

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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Units responding to fire on I-94

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At about 5:35 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are rsponding to a report of a possible vehicle fire on I-94.

Per dispatch: Scene is located in the northbound lanes near Highway 165.

UPDATE 5:38 p.m. — Deputies on scene report to responding units through dispatch that scene is just north of the Highway 165 overpass.

UPDATE 5:43 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on scene reports one vehicle on fire.

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Units responding to crash in Silver Lake

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At about 4:33 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a crash at Highways B and F in Silver Lake.

Per dispatch: This is a crash with one patient. Deputies are already on the scene.

UPDATE 4:38 p.m. — Per dispatch: This is a two vehicle crash with one vehicle still on the scene.

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update May 27, 2020: 1,061 positives

The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 1,061 positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Wednesday. That’s 51 more positives than Tuesday. There have been 24 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. That’s 1 more than Tuesday. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 6,632 negative test results, a positive rate of 631.7/100,000 people and a 2 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Wednesday.

Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting the following total positive COVID-19 test results for Western Kenosha County as of Wednesday:

  • Bristol — 15 cases (2 more than Tuesday)
  • Paddock Lake — 5 cases
  • Salem Lakes — 46 cases (2 more than Tuesday)
  • Randall — 7 cases
  • Twin Lakes — 12 cases (1 more than Tuesday)
  • Wheatland — 3 cases
  • Paris — 2 cases

All other county cases reported above are from Kenosha, Somers and Pleasant Prairie.

The Kenosha County Joint Information Center on Wednesday announced the finalization of the Kenosha County Kickstart plan. The plan includes gating criteria based on the state’s Badger Bounce Back plan. Here is the status of meeting the Kenosha County gating criteria on Wednesday:

More information on the data behind the gating criteria is available here.

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 daily positives and negatives over time:

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 positives as a percentage of daily tests over time:

Here is Kenosha County recovery data as of May 22 (updated weekly):

/Source: Kenosha Division of Health Services Updated weekly – Last updated 5/22/20

The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Kenosha County’s first case of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 16.

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 16,462 positive tests and 210,605 negative tests with 539 deaths statewide as of Wednesday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there are 7,913 positives as of Wednesday, the Lake County Health Department reports.

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Deaths May 27, 2020: Diane T. Droskoski

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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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Fox River back under flood stage; flood warning elapses

The Fox River is back under flood stage as of Wednesday.

The river slipped under flood stage of 11 feet early Wednesday morning. As of 1 p.m., Wednesday the river was measuring at 10.81 feet at the New Munster gauge.

The National Weather Service flood warning has elapsed.

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