A word from our sponsors: Walk MS Kenosha-Racine is April 27

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Agenda: Twin Lakes Village Board special meeting April 22, 2024

The Twin Lakes Village Board is scheduled to hold a special board meeting Monday, starting at 6 p.m. at Village Hall.

On the agenda is a closed session for a possible settlement for Richard Thayer claim. The board may act in open session on closed session matters.

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Agenda: Silver Lake-Salem Jt1 School District (Riverview School) board meeting April 22, 2024

The Silver Lake-Salem Jt1 School District (Riverview School) board is scheduled to meet Monday, starting at 6 p.m. in the school library.

Agenda items include:

  • Land Parcel Update
  • Strategic Plan Update
  • Budget Update
  • Student, Staff, Family, Board Survey Update
  • A closed session for: Consider renewal/extension (or nonrenewal/non extension) of individual employment contracts; consider employment contract; performance evaluation data; deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business

The full agenda is available here.

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A word from our sponsors: April 21, 2024 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Here are open houses being hosted today by Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty:

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Deaths April 20, 2024: Sheila Kay Dorsey, John C. Sabin, Raelene A. Yarbrough, Jim F. Kutzler

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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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Units responding to crash in Bristol

At about 6:55 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding to a crash at Highway MB and 104th Street in Bristol.

Per dispatch: Deputy already on the scene. Single vehicle off the road. Occupant injured.

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A word from our sponsors: April 20, 2024 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Here are open houses being hosted today by Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty:

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Deaths April 19, 2024: Mary Blanche Kohout

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: Tired of paying high rates for cable or satellite TV? Get a modern TV antenna from Slades Corners Computer Repair

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Westosha Central HS Music Dept. receives NAMM 2024 Support Music Merit Award

The Westosha Central High School Music Department has been awarded a 2024 Support Music Merit Award.

This national award is created by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). School Districts apply for the award each year and they have to meet certain criteria.

This is the 5th year in a row that the WCHS Music Dept has received the Support Music Merit Award. Only 120 school districts in the nation receive this award.

The WCHS Music Dept has also received the NAMM Best Communities for Music Education award in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

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Paddock Lake Village Hall parking lot improvement project to begin Monday

This map shows traffic will enter and park in the boat launch parking lot with a temporary pedestrian walkway leading to an entrance at the rear of the Village Hall.

From the village of Paddock Lake:

Paddock Lake, and Asphalt Contractors will begin the Village Hall Improvement Project on Monday April 22, 2024, and will be completing the resurfacing and reconstruction portion of the project the week of May 13, 2024.

The purpose of this improvement project is to replace 1987 asphalt pavement compromised by potholes and replace the surface with new pavement. In addition to pavement resurfacing, the sidewalks will be replaced to improve safety and the Village Hall parking lot will be connected to the new U.S. post office being placed south of the Village Hall at 7001-236 th Ave.

Project Scope: The project scope includes grinding/milling of deteriorated pavement and resurfacing with new asphalt pavement, replacing, and improving facility pedestrian sidewalks, installing a new cross access drive connecting the Village Hall Parking lot to the new U.S. Post office being placed in the building south of the Village Hall.

The public and visitors to the Village Hall can expect to see temporary closures within the construction project area. Detours and road closed signs will be prominently displayed to route traffic to enter and park in the boat launch parking lot with a temporary pedestrian walkway leading to an entrance at the rear of the Village Hall. The temporary pedestrian walkway will not be handicap accessible, those visitors not capable of maneuvering the temporary pedestrian walkway can call office staff at 262-843-2713 between 8 am and 4:00 pm for alternate assistance.

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Deaths April 18, 2024: William J. Douglas, Joyce J. Dempsky

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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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Three vacancies open up on Paddock Lake Village Board

Though the spring election was earlier this month, Paddock Lake this week finds itself with three openings on its Village Board.

As a result, village voters may find they need to go to the polls again in an election to fill two of the vacancies.

Trustee Michael Rayniak died April 9. He had just been re-elected to a new term April 2.

Trustee Barbara Brenner was also re-elected April 2, but has notified the village that she is choosing not to be seated, village administrator Tim Popanda said. Brenner did not attend a regular board meeting Wednesday, which was the first for trustees elected April 2.

Village President Terry Burns also has resigned his position as of May 12, Popanda said. Burns’ term expires in April 2025. Burns also was not present Wednesday.

Replacements for Rayniak and Brenner’s seats cannot be appointed because so much of their term — two full years — remains, Popanda said. Those seats will have to be filled through an election.

Village staff are working with state election officials to determine if the election to fill those seats can be aligned with a scheduled election such as the partisan primary in August or the general election in November or a special election will be needed, Popanda said.

The president’s role will likely be filled on a pro tempore basis by a trustee, with the seat ultimately filled by election next April, Popanda said. That means the Village Board will effectively have six members after the two seats are filled, until next April.

In his resignation message to fellow board members and village staff, Burns cited the need to reduce stress to address his ongoing health concerns along with a developing change in local politics that he finds undesirable as his reason for resigning.

“I have concluded that as long as I stay on the Village Board, I will stress, which will continue the high blood pressures and sugars,” Burns wrote. “My second chance has finally dawned on me. I need to rid myself of anxiety and frustrations. I plan on doing that by disassociating myself from the Village.”

Burns said he had considered not running for re-election in 2023. In another part of the resignation, he commented on the current nature of local politics.

“With the current political football that Kenosha County and its municipalities within have become, being an elected official appears to be taking a “party over people” situation which irks me something fierce,” Burns wrote. “I have never subscribed to that theory and have no intention of doing so. I have seen a lot of things in my 17 years on the Village Board, that is one of the worst in my opinion.”

Burns has been a Paddock Lake trustee or village president for 17 years.

Brenner has been a village trustee from 1977-82 and 2010 to April 2024.

Rayniak had been a village trustee since 2022.

One difficulty in determining when the trustee election can be held is whether those non-partisan positions can be filled during an otherwise partisan election, Popanda said. If not, the village will need to hold a special election.

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A word from our sponsors: Register today for Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association Spring Fling event on April 20

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Deaths April 17, 2024: Guy Stephen Seelye

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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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Local Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 27

From the Kenosha County Department of Human Services:

Kenosha County will offer collection events at four locations for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced.

The events will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at these sites:
◼ The Kenosha County Center at highways 45 and 50 in Bristol (enter off Highway 50 on the southeast side of the building)
◼ Pleasant Prairie Police Department, 8600 Green Bay Road.
◼ ELCA Outreach Center, 6218 26th Ave.
◼ Kenosha Fire Station 6, 2615 14th Place.

The goal of these events is to provide safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal of prescription medications while educating the public about the potential for abuse of these medications, Kerkman said.

Kenosha County Behavioral Health staff will be at all locations, providing information about other resources and services available in the community.

In addition to a convenient place to safely dispose of unneeded medications, the events will offer people the opportunity to receive training and free supplies of the overdose-reversing medication Narcan, as well as Fentanyl and Xylazine test strips.

Narcan training teaches people to recognize symptoms of an opioid overdose and how to administer the opioid overdose reversal drug. More information about the Narcan distribution program in Kenosha County is available at https://NarcanTrainedKenosha.com.

“Disposing of unneeded medications makes your home a safer place, and getting trained on Narcan gives you the ability to save lives,” Kerkman said. “At one of our Drug Take Back Day events last year, someone did just that — later that day, he used the Narcan he had received that morning to reverse an overdose that he came upon at a public event.”

Items acceptable for collection at the local events include prescription (controlled and noncontrolled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, inhalers, non-aerosol spray dispensers, creams, vials, and pet medications.

Unacceptable items include illegal drugs, needles/sharps, acids, aerosol cans, biohazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), personal care products, (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas), and mercury thermometers.

The Kenosha County Sheriff, Kenosha Police and Pleasant Prairie Police departments; the Kenosha Fire Department; the ELCA Outreach Center; and the Kenosha County Division of Aging, Disability and Behavioral Health Services are collaborating in the hosting of these events.

“As first responders who find ourselves all too often at the scenes of overdoses, the Kenosha Fire Department is pleased to participate in this communitywide effort to promote safety and prevention, said Kenosha Fire Chief Daniel Tilton. “I encourage the public to take this opportunity to dispose of their unneeded medications and to get trained on Narcan.”

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Agenda: Paddock Lake Village Board meeting April 17, 2024

The Paddock Lake Village Board is scheduled to meet Wednesday, starting at 7 p.m. at Village Hall (Municipal Building).

Agenda items include:

  • Approve Resolution R24-06, an initial Resolution authorizing the issuance and Sale of $1,465,000 General Obligation Promissory Notes, Series 2024A.
  • To approve Ordinance 24-01, an Ordinance related to special event permit.
  • Appoint John Poole to the Community Library Board for a term of three years.

The full agenda is available here.

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A word from our sponsors: Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital community talk on cardiovascular disease April 17 POSTPONED

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Agenda: Randall Consolidated School District board meeting April 17, 2024

The Randall Consolidated School District board is scheduled to meet Wednesday, starting at 6 p.m. in the school library.

Agenda items include:

  • Referendum Update
  • School Resource Officer (SRO)
  • Closed session for Staffing, Employment, and Administrative Contracts Discussion
  • Possible Action on Administrative Contracts

The full agenda is available here.

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A word from our sponsors: Register today for Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association Spring Fling event on April 20

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Stormy weather likely Tuesday

Thunderstorms and strong winds are in the forecast for Tuesday night.

The latest, local National Weather Service forecast calls for a 90 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms, starting after 5 p.m. and most likely between 7 p.m., Tuesday and 1 a.m., Wednesday. Between three-quarters and 1 inch of rain are possible.

It will be windy too, with a southeast wind of 15 to 25 mph and gusts as high as 40 mph.

Rain is likely to continue into Wednesday, tapering off as the day goes on. Rain may return Thursday afternoon and night.

UPDATE about 6:30 p.m. — Here’s the latest from the NWS Sullivan office:

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Agenda: Randall annual town meeting April 16, 2024

The Randall annual town meeting is scheduled to take place Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Town Hall in Bassett.

Agenda items include:

  • Clerk report and approval of 2023 Annual Meeting Minutes
  • Treasurer’s report and approval of 2023 Annual Financial Report
  • Building Inspector report
  • Water Patrol report
  • Fire Department report
  • Additional Town business allowed
  • Set 2025 Annual Meeting date and time

The full agenda is available here.

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Agenda: Paris annual town meeting April 16, 2024

The Paris annual town meeting is scheduled to take place Tuesday, starting at 6 p.m. at Town Hall.

Agenda items include:

  • Town Board comments
  • Paris Plan Commission, Jeff Badtke, Chairperson
  • Paris Fire & Rescue: Chief Colin Hennessey
  • Building Permit report
  • 2023 Financial Statements: Tami Olszewski – Ehlers
  • Town Roads report
  • Updates on Solar Project
  • Updates on Fiber Project
  • Any old business
  • Any new business

The full agenda is available here.

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Deaths April 15, 2024: Robert S. Pajak

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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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Salem School Community Rummage Sale is April 21

The Salem School Community Rummage Sale will take place Sunday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location will be the Salem School North Gym. Please park on the Highway AH side of the building and enter through Door #15. 

Among the items available will be: Children’s clothing,  toys, classroom/teaching materials, books, adult clothing & shoes, baby items, handmade crafts, household items, Taxidermy, Antiques, Furniture, Sports gear and more!

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A word from our sponsors: Paddock Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District seeking applicants for 2024 seasonal aquatic weed harvesting crew

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Enjoy the outdoors while working this summer! Paddock Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District is seeking applicants to fill open position(s) on our 2024 seasonal aquatic weed harvesting crew. Our seasonal staff enjoys working outdoors and on the lake in an environment that promotes watercraft recreation for the public at our beautiful lake. 

Our seasonal staff operates aquatic weed harvesters, conveyors, and dump trucks to remove invasive aquatic weeds from the lake. Harvesting staff typically work 40 hours per week with workday hours of 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday, the harvesting season begins the last week in May and concludes the first Friday in September. This seasonal position would be well suited for an applicant interested in pursuing a career in environmental or earth science. 

Job Type: Seasonal full-time

Hourly pay: $11.00 to $15.00 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications. 

Work schedule: June to September, Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. 

Requirements:
*Must be 17 years of age.
*Must have a valid driver’s license
*Must be able to work outdoors and be capable of lifting 25 to 50 pounds. 

Applications can be obtained at the Village Hall, 6969-236th Avenue, Paddock Lake, WI. 53168  

The Village of Paddock Lake and Paddock Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or provisions of service and complies with Wisconsin Department of Work Force Development laws. 

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Agenda: Salem Lakes Village Board meeting April 15, 2024

The Salem Lakes Village Board is scheduled to meet Monday, starting at 6 p.m. at Village Hall in Salem.

This meeting also will be livestreamed and available for viewing later here.

Agenda items include:

  • Approval of PS-INV103834 Image Trend software support for fire department in the amount of $9,786.80.
  • Discussion and possible approval of the Fireworks Ordinance modifications to allow both tent based and permanent structure sales of Fireworks within the Village limits.
  • Discussion and possible approval on Ordinance 2024.04-81, an ordinance regulating the sales of ice cream products from licensed vehicles and vendors.
  • Discussion and possible approval of a requested amendment to the Rock Lake Meadows Covenants to allow for certain yard signs.
  • Discussion and possible approval of lawncare contract with Fox Services LLC. for a per service cost of $10,398.50 with an estimated annual expenditure of $270,361 for 26 visits.
  • Discussion and possible approval of Rock Lake Road stop signs & street lights for $34,411.35.
  • Discussion and possible approval on change orders #1 increase of $2,000.00, change order 2 deduct of $5,180.00 and final payment request #4 in the amount of $85,175.80 for Well Number 2 Water System Improvements.
  • Discussion and possible approval of ATV bond schedule.
  • Discussion and possible approval of ATV sign quote and installation for $6,259.
  • Discussion and possible approval to accept donation of $6,259 from SLABOA for the purchase and installation of ATV Signs.
  • Silver Lake Happenings Beautification Proposal – Downtown Silver Lake (Lake Street).
  • Sons of the American Legion Beautification Proposal – Memorial Park in Silver Lake – May 11th and 18th

The full agenda is available here.

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Agenda: Twin Lakes Village Board and Lake District meeting April 15, 2024

The Twin Lakes Village Board and the Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District commissioners are scheduled to meet Monday.

First up is the regular board meeting. Agenda items include:

  • Discussion and possible action regarding Chamber’s use of Community Center.
  • Closed session for Richard Thayer claim and deliberating the sale price of a portion of 920 Lance Drive.

The full regular board meeting agenda is available here.

The Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District commissioners meeting will follow the regular meeting. The lake distrcit commissioners are the same individuals as the Village Board.

Lake District agenda items include:

  • Discussion and possible action to approve a work order with Wisconsin Lake and Pond Resource LLC for 2024 lake weed treatment.

The full lake district agenda is available here,

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A word from our sponsors: April 14, 2024 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Here are open houses being hosted today by Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty:

25811 91st St, Salem

23400 89th St, Salem

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Units responding for burning in Paris

At about 7:45 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units are responding for a report of possible burning in the 800 block of 200th Avenue in Paris.

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