Posts from ‘May, 2009’

Blind David Paddock honored with ceremony, marker

A marker honoring a Revolutionary War patriot who later came to live in Salem was dedicated at a ceremony Saturday at Liberty Corners Cemetery. David Paddock was born in 1753 in New York state. He was known as Blind David after losing his sight from an explosion during the second battle of Saratoga and came to […]

Paddock Lake holds off on loader purchase

The Paddock Lake Village Board this week had a conversation similar to what is going on over kitchen tables all over the country in a troubled economy. “Yeah we need this, but can we afford it now?” In the village’s case, the thing was a wheel loader, which Trustee Joe Riesselmann was recommending the village […]

Trevor students honor Memorial Day

Students at Trevor School remembered the true meaning of Memorial Day with songs, poetry, speeches and a moment of silence Friday morning. The ceremony is an annual event coordinated by fifth grade  teacher Jan Sielski. The event included inspiring words from Senior Chief Petty Officer Braun Crowder, United States Navy (Retired). Crowder was introduced by his […]

Weekend weather cooler, maybe wetter

Have you enjoyed the warm weather of the last few days? Want to see more of the same? Forget about it. Temps and conditions today and through Memorial Day weekend are forecast to be cooler than the highs in the 80s we enjoyed Wednesday and Thursday. It  may be wetter too. Today, there’s a 20 […]

Crash at Musial and Highway P, Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes police and emergency crews are responding to a two-vehicle crash at Highway P (Richmond Road) and Musial Road at 6 p.m. One injury is a cut lip. Another person being examined. UPDATE: One person being transported to Burlington for treatment. Both vehicles being towed from scene on flatbeds. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Hay trailer on fire on Highway B

A trailer loaded with hay bales is on fire in the 12700 block of Highway B (304th Ave.). Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding at about 5:45 p.m. The truck that was hauling the trailer has been disconnected from the trailer, scanner transmissions said. “Huge amount of hay” burning, says a deputy on the scene. Trailer […]

Ceremonies, parades to honor military heroes

There are several west of the I events to remember military heros this Memorial Day weekend. On Friday morning, Trevor Grade School will be recognizing Memorial Day at 9:30 a.m. All community members are encouraged to join in honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend and protect our freedom. Students will be recognizing their friends […]

No injuries to children in school bus, truck crash

Salem Fire/Rescue responded at about 3:50 p.m. to a school bus versus truck crash in the 22100 block of 83rd St., Salem. Scanner transmissions reported three children were still on the bus, but there were no injuries. UPDATE: All fire/rescue units returned to quarters at 4:14 p.m. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Gypsy moth spraying expected Friday

Aerial spraying to control destructive gypsy moths is scheduled  to take place Friday, including in some areas of Western Kenosha County. Gypsy moth caterpillars are a destructive pest that feeds on the leaves of many species of trees and shrubs in Wisconsin, the Department of Natural Resources says. The planes used for the spraying are […]

Niebuhr takes top jazz band award at Central

Central High School’s jazz band concert was last night. A highlight of this spring concert each year is the naming of the Louis Armstrong Award. This year’s winner was Ryan Niebuhr, a four-year jazz band member and bassist. Members of this year’s Jazz Central are Kiel Cruey, Maeghan Darrell, Max Felgenhauer, Riley Thoss, Calvin Johnson, […]

State says UW-Parkside teacher program lacking

UW-Parkside’s teacher education program has run afoul of some serious criticism from the state Department of Instruction. Says the Associated Press: The DPI said the program has “serious deficiencies” and does not meet many state standards. The department warned the school must fix the problems soon or it will no longer sanction the program, which […]

Bristol farmer’s market opens for season

Wednesday’s beautiful weather made for a great opening day scene for Bristol’s Farmer’s Market. The market, in its second season, takes place each Wednesday during the summer from 2 to 6 p.m., adjacent to Town Hall. On opening day there were already a variety of goods available for purchase, from asparagus and rhubarb to vegetable […]

Routine board business hits snag in Paddock Lake

A couple of initiatives of new Paddock Lake Village President Marlene Goodson have run into apparent dead ends. The often routine measures of appointing a trustee to a vacant seat and setting committee assignments were the points of contention. Goodson, at Wednesday’s Village Board meeting, said she created a new list of committee chairmen and […]

Silver Lake will spray for aquatic weeds at DeWitt

Water activity at a Silver Lake beach will be restricted following a scheduled chemical weed spraying next week. Permit papers were sent to the Department of Natural Resources on Tuesday, Silver Lake Village President Roger Johnson announced at the Wednesday Village Board meeting. The permit will be issued for a May 27 spraying. Signs will be […]

Hot weather today tomorrow

A first taste of summer-like weather is forecast for today and tomorrow. The National Weather Service is calling for a high today of 87 hereabouts. The full effect of that warmth will be tempered somewhat by a south wind between 10 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Tomorrow, the mercury could […]

Conference track meet at Badger

Wilmot and Central high schools had their conference track meet tonight at Badger High School in Lake Geneva.  Here’s some video of a couple of hurdles heats and some triple jump (taped by Mallory Hillock): We received boys results. Here they are: 4X800 Meter Relay — 4. Central, 9:18.05 Riley Thoss, Jay Gilliland, John Lloyd, Scott […]

Salem able to bring back classroom teacher

Stimulus funds will enable the Salem School District to bring back one classroom teacher previously noticed for lay-off. The School Board Tuesday night approved two measures for spending the stimulus money, which has to be spent in certain areas. But funding those areas with stimulus money freed up money to pay for the classroom teacher.  […]

FDs respond to garage fire, then crash

Randall and Twin Lakes fire departments are responding to a report of a garage on fire in the 38600 block of Highway F. UPDATE: 6:40 p.m., Randall units returning to quarters from this fire, but Randall and Twin Lakes have been called to an injury crash at Highways F and JI. Scanner transmissions say it […]

Musial Road launch to stay open — with fee

Boaters will still be able to launch their vessels at the end of Musial Road. But launchers there also will now have to pay the same fees as charged at the village’s other Lake Elizabeth launch, which is a substantially more improved facility, said David Cox, village administrator. Currently, no fee is collected at the […]

PL bingo date moved

The Paddock Lake village bingo event scheduled for this Friday has been moved to Friday, May 29 due to the Memorial Day weekend, Trustee Karen Harris has announced. The free bingo and refreshments begins at 5 p.m. at Village Hall,  6969 236th Ave. ShareTweet0 Shares

Riverview board trims 5 to close budget deficit

The Riverview School Board laid off five support staff workers Monday night in an attempt to match the school’s budget with shrinking revenue. Laid off by a 4 to 1 vote of the board were a custodian, two aides, a tech aide and a music aide. Brent Brenner was the only vote against the lay-off. […]

Silver Lake president says village economy stagnant

Silver Lake Village President Roger Johnson hosted an address on the economic state of the village tonight at Riverview School. In short, the financial health of the village is danger because the local economy is stagnant. Economic development has come to a halt for now, which does not help expand the property tax base. In […]

WWII, rhythm at library this week

World War II and drumming will be the focus of two different session at the Community Library this week. John Duggleby will present a “Sentimental Journey” through America’s World War II era featuring live music and historic radio broadcasts. The program will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 21, at the Salem site, 24615 […]

Little if any rain predicted for this week

If you’ve got outdoor activities you want to get in, this week might be a good one for them. There’s little rain predicted (slight chance Thursday) and temperatures in the upper 60s and 70s most of the week. Might even top out at over 80 Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Fox River is back under flood stage […]

War hero Paddock to be remembered in ceremony

A Revolutionary War veteran, whose family name is a local icon, will be remembered in a Memorial Day weekend ceremony. The Wisconsin Society Sons of the American Revolution will honor David “Blind David’ Paddock at a ceremony at Liberty Corners Cemetery, south of Highway C on Highway 83, at 11 a.m., Saturday. David Paddock was […]

How about a balloon flight with your pancakes?

All Boy Scout pancake breakfasts will do a good job filling you up. But Troop 381’s breakfast could take you up to the sky as well. Tethered balloon rides were an option at the troop’s pancake breakfast this morning. The balloon, Easy Wind, piloted and owned by John Trione of Lake Geneva Balloon Co., took […]

Deputies to crackdown on safety belt usage

Don’t say you haven’t been warned: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department will team up with hundreds of law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin for the Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement mobilization from May 18 to 31, Sheriff David Beth said. “During Click It or Ticket, our officers will be patrolling in greater numbers and […]

A nice day for a softball game

Wet weather on the wrong days has made it tough to get softball games in. Hence it has taken awhile for us to catch up to a Lakeland softball game. But we got out to our first of the season Saturday at Sorensen Fields. It was the Lions vs. the Bobcats in a Minor League […]

Highway 50 crash causes traffic detour

Eastbound traffic on Highway 50 was being diverted south at Highway F due to a crash at the McDonald’s/Burger King median cut. Some of those involved in the multi-vehicle crash were transported by rescue squad for treatment, a witness said. Accident occured at about 3:10 p.m. Salem Fire/Rescue and Sheriff’s Department personnel responded to the […]

Hartnell staying open, says manager

A west of the I GM dealer appears to have escaped the automaker’s chopping block. Hartnell Chevrolet in Salem has not received a notice that its franchise agreement will not be renewed, said manager Kevin Ryczek. Such notices were being received by General Motors dealers today all over the US. The move to trim perhaps […]

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