Units responding for spill at weigh station

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At about 4:16 p.m., Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and members of the county Hazardous Materials team are responding to the weigh station on I-94 for a possible hazmat incident.

Per dispatch: Something is leaking from drums in a truck load.

UPDATE about 2:23 p.m. — Bristol Fire and Rescue dispatched to respond as well.

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A word from our ssponsors: Mental Health First Aid course offered Feb. 28

Note: This is a paid announcement from Kenosha County Division of Health. — DH

A Mental Health First Aid course will be held Friday, Feb. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Aurora Medical Center Kenosha, 10400 75th St. Kenosha.

Registration, due by Feb. 21, is available here.

You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Learn how to help a friend, family member, coworker or neighbor in need. Get trained in Mental Health First Aid. Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based course developed by the National Council on Behavioral Health.

Two separate courses will be offered simultaneously:

  1. Adults interacting with adults
  2. Adults interacting with youth

Both courses will include information on:

  • Risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns
  • Strategies to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations
  • Where to turn for help

The cost of the participant manual is $18.95 plus small processing fee. You will need to choose the youth or adult class, as they are offered at the same time. Lake Behavioral Hospital is generously providing lunch.

This course is being co-sponsored by the Kenosha County Department of Human Services and the University of Wisconsin-Extension, in partnership with Aurora Health Care and Lake Behavioral Hospital. For more information or questions call 262-605-6741 or narcan@kensoshacounty.org.

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Agenda: Paddock Lake Village Board regular meeting Feb. 19, 2020

The Paddock Lake Village Board is scheduled to have a regular meeting on Wednesday, starting at 7 p.m. at Village Hall in Paddock Lake.

Agenda items include a motion to deny a written request to repeal and recreate the village ordinance pertaining to the sale of fireworks. Here’s some background on this issue.

The full agenda is available here.

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Wheatland new fire station referendum results

A referendum asking Wheatland residents to approve spending for a new fire station for the Town of Wheatland Fire Department was defeated in Tuesday’s election.

The final vote totals were: Yes – 308, No – 426. 

A committee charged with designing a new station came up with a plan that was estimated to cost $3.8 million and anticipate the department’s needs for 50 years.

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Paddock Lake seeking applicants to fill trustee seat

Paddock Lake is seeking applicants interested in filling out the term of Trustee Gary Kaddatz, who died in December.

Here is a new release with the details from the village:

The Village of Paddock Lake Board of Trustees is seeking qualified Village of Paddock Lake residents interested to fill by appointment, the remainder of a two-year Trustees term, vacated by the death of an incumbent Paddock Lake Trustee. All qualified individuals interested, shall submit a written letter of application to the Village Board of Trustees expressing the candidate’s qualifications, history, background and desire to be appointed to serve on the Village Board through April of 2021. Letters of application shall be submitted to the Paddock Lake Village Clerk, Michelle Shramek by 4:00 pm March 9, 2020.
Applications can be mailed, hand delivered or emailed to:
Michelle Shramek
6969-236th Ave.
Paddock Lake, WI. 53168
MShramek@paddocklake.net

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Agenda: Randall School Board regular meeting Feb. 19, 2020

The Randall School Board is scheduled to hold a regular board meeting starting at 6 p.m., Wednesday at the school.

Among the agenda items are:

  • 2nd Friday Enrollment.
  • Approval of a Staff Hire.
  • Employee Network and Internet Acceptable Use policy review and possible approval.

The full agenda is available here.

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Deaths Feb. 18, 2020: Margaret R. Peppler, Candace (Prusi) Johnson

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: St. Alphonsus Parish is hosting first fish boil of the season on Feb. 28

Note: This is a paid announcement from St. Alphonsus Parish. — DH

St. Alphonsus Parish will once again host its famous Lenten fish boils. The first lenten fish boil will take place on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Parish Center, 6211 344th Ave., New Munster.

The fish boil features all-you-can-eat boiled fish, potatoes, onions, carrots, coleslaw, bread, dessert, milk and coffee. Grilled cheese sandwiches are also served. Carryouts are available.

Ticket prices: Adults (12 & older) $13.00, children (ages 4-11) $6.00, ages 3 and under free.

For more information call St. Alphonsus Parish at 262-537-4370.

St. Alphonsus will host two additional fish boils on March 13 and March 27.

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Madison Bailey named Carthage College Fall All-Academic All-Conference award

The College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) announced their honorees of the Fall All-Academic All-Conference award with 85 student-athletes from Carthage College selected.

Among the honorees was Madison Bailey of Twin Lakes.

The CCIW Academic All-Conference list comprises those individuals that achieved an overall grade-point average of 3.30 or above and lettered in their respective sport, and have served at least one year in residency at their respective school.

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Spring Election 2020: It’s Primary Election Day!

It’s Spring Primary Election Day today for non-partisan offices.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wheatland residents will be able to vote in a referendum regarding whether the town should build a $3.8 million station for the Town of Wheatland Fire Department.

Statewide there is a primary for Supreme Court justice.

Note: westofthei.com will be providing results of the Wheatland referendum as soon as they are available tonight. Check back! — DH

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A word from our sponsors: 2020 Brighton School PTO Pasta Dinner Fundraiser is Feb. 29

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Note: This is a paid announcement from Brighton School PTO — DH

Brighton School PTO will hold its Pasta Dinner & Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 29 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the school.

Come enjoy family fun with the Brighton community.

Pasta dinner cost is $7 pre-sale or $10 at the door.  Cost for 6 years old and under is $5.

The event also will include a silent auction, bake sale, 50/50 raffle and vendors.

Tickets are available at the Brighton School office or at the door.

Option available: Donate a meal ticket to a veteran.

Questions or interested in being a vendor or crafter? Contact the PTO at ptobrighton@gmail.com.

Brighton School is located at Highways 75 and 142 in Brighton.

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Highway EM to close for culvert repair

The Kenosha County Highway Department has made the following announcement about a closure of Highway EM:

Kenosha County Highway EM in the Village of Twin Lakes will be closed roughly 700 feet north of the Illinois state line for approximately one week beginning Feb. 18. The closure is being scheduled to allow for the repair of rusting and failing culverts under the roadway. A posted detour will be in place. While the closure is expected to last roughly a week, this schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions.

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Deaths Feb. 17, 2020: Charles Jamie Whiddon, Phillip Bruce Lenox

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 for fire in Paris

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At about 9:14 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue, Bristol Fire and Rescue, Somers Fire and Rescue and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the 20600 block of 31st Street in Paris for a report of a possible chimney fire.

UPDATE about 9:25 p.m. — Paris command reports fire is out. Units still responding to do so on a non-emergency basis.

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Agenda: Twin Lakes Village Board regular meeting Feb. 17, 2020

The Twin Lakes Village Board is scheduled to hold a regular board meeting on Monday starting at 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall in Twin Lakes.

On the agenda is a change to the garbage ordinance that has been under discussion for a few meetings now.

The full agenda is available here.

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Units responding to crash in Bristol

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At about 6:44 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a crash in the 14700 block of Highway WG in Bristol along the state line.

Per dispatch: This is a single vehicle crash. Vehicle has struck a tree.

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Agenda: Twin Lakes #4 School District Board of Education special and regular meetings Feb. 17, 2020

The Twin Lakes #4 School District Board of Education is scheduled to hold a special meeting and a regular meeting on Monday at Lakewood School in Twin Lakes.

The regular meeting starts at 6 p.m. Agenda items include:

  • Discuss and Possible Approval of Eighth Grade Recognition Date.
  • Discuss and Possible Approval of New Teacher Hire for the 2020-2021 School Year.
  • Discuss and Possible Approval of Resignation.
  • A closed session for: Enrollment school year and 2020-21 staffing and to discuss a student’s education placement and welfare. The board may take action on items discussed in the closed session once back in open session.

The full regular meeting agenda is available here.

The special meeting is scheduled to start at 7:15 p.m. It includes a closed session for: “to confer regarding pending expulsion hearings, conduct two student expulsion hearings, and deliberate and take
possible action on the recommendations.”

The full special meeting agenda is available here.

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Agenda: Paris Plan Commission public hearing and meeting Feb. 17, 2020

The Paris Plan Commissionon is scheduled to conduct a public hearing at 7 p.m. at the Town of Paris Safety Building in Paris.

The hearing will be to accept public comment regarding a proposed amendment to the Land Use Plan Map for the Town of Paris of the Comprehensive Plan for Kenosha County. An application has been filed with Kenosha County and the Town of Paris by John P Lourigan / Lourigan Trust 844 172nd ave Union Grove WI 53182 (Owner), requesting an amendment from “Farmland Protection” to “General Agricultural and Open Land” & amp; “Suburban-Density Residential” on Tax Parcel # 45-4-221-091-0310, located in the SW ¼ of Section 9, T2N, R21E, Town of Paris.

Upon the close of the Public Hearing, a meeting of the Plan Commission shall be called to order and the application shall be addressed per the agenda.

The complete hearing notice is available here.

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Agenda: Salem Lakes Village Board committee of the whole Feb. 17, 2020

The Salem Lakes Village Board is scheduled to hold a committee of the whole meeting on Monday starting at 6 p.m. at Village Hall in Salem.

No formal action is taken at a committee of the whole meeting, but board members are able to discuss the items on the agenda and sometimes develop a consensus for future action.

Agenda items are:

  • Update on the list of Village owned properties
  • Addition of vicious animals to the current animal ordinance
  • Village Impact Fees
  • Update the Public Facilities Needs Assessment
  • Procedures for reapplying for an Operator License after a denial
  • Discuss the 2019 4th quarter financials
  • Village Park Rental Agreement
  • Affordable housing and development

The full agenda is available here.

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A word from our sponsors: Feb. 16, 2020 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):

35025 Geneva Rd, Burlington

22905 120th St, Trevor

4025 30th Ave, Kenosha

6231 373rd Ave, Burlington

23702 80th Pl, Salem

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Town of Wheatland Fire Department fire station referendum info session scheduled for Feb. 16

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department has added another information session relating to the upcoming fire station project referendum. The session will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. at the fire station in New Munster.

This meeting will show the proposed building layout and present facts and figures for this proposed project.

The referendum seeking approval for a $3.8 million new fire station will take place Tuesday, along side the non-partisan primary election.

The department has hosted four events earlier, but added this one due to requests from residents, a post on the department’s Facebook page said.

Plans for the proposal can be seen here.

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Units responding for investigation in Twin Lakes

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At about 8:05 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and a Twin Lakes Police officer are responding for an investigation in the 100 block of Mueller Avenue in Twin Lakes.

Per dispatch: Caller reporting a smell of burning inside a house. No flames or smoke seen.

UPDATE 8:10 p.m. — Police officer at the scene reports that smell appears to be related to welding of a pipe.

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Deaths Feb. 15, 2020: Betty Ackerman

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 crash in Paris

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At about 2:45 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a crash in the 400 block of West Frontage Road in Paris.

Per dispatch: Single vehicle has rolled over and is on its roof.

UPDATE 2:50 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports no injuries.

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Deaths Feb. 14, 2020: Joyce Patricia Rozell

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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Old Settlers Oktoberfest Inc. donates $10,000 to start band shelter design process

Bringing a band shelter to Old Settlers County Park in Paddock Lake is taking an important step forward thanks to a donation from Old Settlers Oktoberfest, Inc.

From a news release distributed Friday by the office of County Executive Jim Kreuser:

Design work on a long-awaited band shelter at Old Settlers Park will begin, thanks to a $10,000 donation from the nonprofit Old Settlers Oktoberfest Inc. To date, the Oktoberfest group has raised roughly $90,000 from the one-day event that it holds each September in Old Settlers Park. This year’s festivities, the 10th annual celebration, will be Sept. 12. “I congratulate Old Settlers Oktoberfest and its volunteer organizers for their fundraising success, and I thank them for contributing to what will be a great addition to our county parks,” said Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser. “Thanks, too, to the community for its support of a great event and a great Kenosha County park.” Kenosha County Parks Director Matthew Collins said once the design elements of the band shelter are established, planners will have a better idea of the construction timetable and future fundraising needs. It is hoped that construction will occur in the near future, Collins said. Rebecca Lancour, Old Settlers Oktoberfest president, said the $10,000 donation is the first step toward realizing the late event founder Heidi Schuerstedt’s dream of building a band shelter in the park. “It is our turn to give back to the community that has given our organization generous donations and endless support for the past nine years,” Lancour said. “We are excited to be so close to our goal.” Collins said the band shelter will provide a stage for the performers at the annual Oktoberfest, and will allow for the scheduling of concert series and other additional events in Old Settlers Park. “There’s not currently anything like this in the Paddock Lake area,” Collins said. “We’re excited to be able to offer a place for the community to enjoy live music and entertainment throughout the summer season.” Mindy Cooling, an Old Settlers Oktoberfest board member, said the group is eager to make its
dream of nine-plus years a reality. “We know this process will take longer than we would all like, but it is our priority to have a band shelter built that complements the beauty of Old Settlers Park, Paddock Lake and our wonderful community that has so generously donated almost $90,000 to this project,” Cooling said. “We also know that we are still short of our $100,000 goal and ask for continued support from our neighbors to make our 10th annual Oktoberfest this Sept. 12 the best one yet.” Old Settlers Park is located at 24100 75th St.

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A word from our sponsors: Mental Health First Aid course offered Feb. 28

Note: This is a paid announcement from Kenosha County Division of Health. — DH

A Mental Health First Aid course will be held Friday, Feb. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Aurora Medical Center Kenosha, 10400 75th St. Kenosha.

Registration, due by Feb. 21, is available here.

You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Learn how to help a friend, family member, coworker or neighbor in need. Get trained in Mental Health First Aid. Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based course developed by the National Council on Behavioral Health.

Two separate courses will be offered simultaneously:

  1. Adults interacting with adults
  2. Adults interacting with youth

Both courses will include information on:

  • Risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns
  • Strategies to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations
  • Where to turn for help

The cost of the participant manual is $18.95 plus small processing fee. You will need to choose the youth or adult class, as they are offered at the same time. Lake Behavioral Hospital is generously providing lunch.

This course is being co-sponsored by the Kenosha County Department of Human Services and the University of Wisconsin-Extension, in partnership with Aurora Health Care and Lake Behavioral Hospital. For more information or questions call 262-605-6741 or narcan@kensoshacounty.org.

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Scouts get behind the scenes peek at pizza at Luisa’s

The Brownies Scouts of Troop 30046 recently got a behind the scenes look at what goes into making pizza and other Italian food at Luisa’s Restaurant in Wheatland.

The tour of the kitchen, the walk-in cooler and the dining room was part of an ongoing project where the girls are learning about occupations.

Restaurant owner Paul De Luisa answered some questions from the girls and of course there was pizza to eat afterwards.

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Deaths: Feb. 13, 2020: Arlene F. Crawford

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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Twin Lakes PD make arrests in methamphetamine case

Twin Lakes Police Department officers and members of the Kenosha County Drug Operations Group recently made a possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine arrest in Twin Lakes.

From a TLPD news release distributed Thursday (Note: Names of those arrested have been omitted. westofthei.com doesn’t publish names of defendants until they have been formally charged in court):

On Friday, January 31, 2020, Officers from the Twin Lakes Police Department and members of the Kenosha County Drug Operations Group executed a search warrant at 503 N. Lake Avenue in the Village of Twin Lakes. The warrant was a result of an investigation over the course of several weeks that showed evidence of repeated drug sales. Officers recovered various pipes, scales, manufacturing equipment, marijuana, methamphetamine and other items that were consistent with the
sale and use of methamphetamine. During the warrant investigation, it was learned another male was on his way to the residence to deliver a substantial amount of methamphetamine. A short time later, a male subject arrived by car, where officers attempted to take him into custody. The male exited the car and was given repeated commands to surrender. The male failed to obey commands and was taken into custody, with the assistance of Twin Lakes Police K9 “Rex.” The male suspect, identified as 32 years old and from Arkdale, WI, was in possession of over 5 ounces of methamphetamine, LSD, marijuana, pipes, scales, and packaging
materials. He was on parole and has a lengthy criminal history. He was
recently released from prison after serving 3 years of a 6-year sentence.

Felony and misdemeanor charges have been referred to the Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office for this male suspect and a 26 year old woman from Twin Lakes in connection with this case, the news release said.

No officers were injured. The male suspect was treated at the scene by Twin Lakes Rescue Squad. He was later transported to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office.

“The Twin Lakes Police Department will continue to aggressively pursue individuals involved with illegal drug sales within the Twin Lakes area,” the news release said.

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