Posts from ‘July, 2009’

State tournament in Brighton ends with West Madison victory

West Madison is the 2009 Wisconsin Littel League Majors State champion after they defeated Glendale 5 -2 at Brightondale Ball Park in Brighton Friday night. West Madison will go on to the regional tournament in Indianapolis. If they keep on winning, they could end up in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn. Here’s […]

Daily crow: These aren’t farm animals!

Think of the animals you might find at a county fair and you’d probably think of farm animals — cattle, horses, pigs, fowl — and maybe pets — like dogs. Elephants and tigers probably wouldn’t make your list. But you’d be wrong when it comes to the Kenosha County Fair, Aug. 19-23, at the fairgrounds […]

Lakeland seniors advance to state championship round

Lakeland American Senior baseball All-Stars will play for the state championship. Lakeland defeated Menominee Falls American 3-1 on Thursday night. Lakeland advances to the State Championship game on Saturday, August 1, 4:00 pm, Ceniti Park in Verona. They will play the winner of Friday night’s game between Menomonee Falls and Madison West. “Falls was a tough opponent […]

Semi finals play in State Majors Little League Tournament

Rain delayed the start, but the games got played in the semi-final round of the State Majors Little League Tournament Thursday at Brightondale Ball Park, Brighton. District 4 (Madison area) champ West Madison American defeated District 6 (Franklin area) champ Franklin National 8 to 7. District 1 (Milwaukee North and West suburbs) champ Glendale  edged District 3 […]

Gov. says Fiat not likely to buy Kenosha Engine Plant

It appears Fiat will not buy the Chrysler Engine Plant, possibly ending the city’s long association with car manufacturing. Gov. Jim Doyle today made the following statement regarding Chrysler: “Today, I learned that it is unlikely that Chrysler will exercise its option to purchase the Kenosha car-engine plant. Although today’s news is disappointing, it is […]

Paris Fire Department day room to get TV upgrade

The Paris Fire Department will no longer find itself a victim of the conversion to digital TV broadcast signals. The Town Board voted 2 to 1 this week to subscribe to Direct TV service for the department’s day room. Before June, the department had relied on receiving signals through an antenna. Without a digital converter […]

Milk going up to 35 cents at Wheatland School

Milk will be a little more expensive at Wheatland Center School this coming school year. The School Board this week raised the price to $35 per carton. But it was not without discussion. The board discussed keeping the price at last year’s 30 cents, since the price the school will pay for milk has not […]

St. Francis Family Fun Day this Saturday

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Brighton will host its Family Fun Day and Auction Saturday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to midnight. Here’s some of the fun planned: Volleyball tournament — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Horseshoe tournament — 10 a.m. Baggo tournament — Noon. Children’s games — Noon -to 3 p.m. Outdoor Mass — 4 p.m. Auction —  6 p.m. […]

Lakeland Seniors win first game at state

Lakeland Seniors baseball team took the first game of the Seniors State Tournament with a 6-5 victory over West Madison American Wednesday evening. Luke Podella drove in Sam Shelton with the game winning run with a sharp single in the bottom of the seventh. “Dalton Sjong was very strong on the mound,” said Coach Jeff Neave. […]

Daily Crow: Making hay by throwing hay

If you’re the kind of person who likes to throw some weight around, the Kenosha County Fair has an event just for you. The hay bale throwing contest will take place at 6:30 p.m., Friday of the fair. Pre-registration starts at 6 p.m. There is a $1 entry fee The premise is simple. Take a […]

Two vehicle crash at Highways 45 and 50

Emergency units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a two-vehicle accident at Highways 45 and 50 in Bristol at 11:15 a.m. One person is reportedly entrapped in an SUV, scanner transmissions said. UPDATE 11:17 a.m. — Both vehicles are reportedly in the south ditch along Highway 50. UPDATE 11:20 a.m. — Rescue […]

Day 5 results State Major Baseball Tournament

Play in the 2009 Little League Wisconsin State Major Baseball Tournament at Brightondale Ball Park continued Wednesday night. Here are the night’s results: District 6 (Franklin area) Franklin National 5 District 5 (Wausau area) Wausau Northern 4 District 4 (Madison area) West Madison American 12 District 3 (Eau Claire area) Lowes Creek 2 District 1 […]

Plenty of humor at Kerkman investiture

While certainly a momentous and dignified occasion, there were many humorous moments during Judge Chad Kerkman’s investiture as a Kenosha County Circuit Court judge Wednesday afternoon. There were a lot of dignitaries to introduce around the courtroom. County Executive Jim Kreuser was rattling off the names of elected officials when he just casually mentioned state […]

Kerkman takes oath of office as circuit court judge

Chad G. Kerkman of Randall took the oath of office as the new eighth branch Kenosha County Circuit Court judge this afternoon at the courthouse in Kenosha. The above video shows the oath of office, administered by Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser. The courtroom used for the investiture was packed well beyond its seating […]

Daily Crow: Specials will have folks crowing in multiple media

Each year the Kenosha County Fair has a group of special competitions related to that year’s theme. This year’s theme “Something to crow about,” has yielded a group of fine feathered exhibit classes to try your hand at. Vegetables — Rooster made from a minimum of five fruits and/or vegetables. Fruits and vegetables may be […]

Lakeland seniors begin state tournament play tonight

The Lakeland Little League Senior baseball team begins play in the state tournament today in Verona. Today’s opponent is West Madison National. Game starts at 8 p.m. Thursday’s opponent is Menomonee Falls also at 8 p.m. The championship game is set for 4 p.m. on Saturday. The Lakeland Senior team won the District 6 championship […]

Day 4 results of State Major Baseball Tournament

Play in the 2009 Little League Wisconsin State Major Baseball Tournament at Brightondale Ball Park continued Tuesday night. Here are the night’s results: District 5 (Wausau area) Wausau Northern 3 District 3 (Eau Claire area) Lowes Creek 20 District 6 (Franklin area) Franklin National 16 District 2 (Appleton area) Appleton Lions Division 6 District 4 […]

Cause of landfill fire undetermined

What started a fire at the Pheasant Run landfill Monday night has not been determined, the fire chief in charge of the scene said. Paris Fire Department Chief Roland Iwen said it could have been caused by something that was smoldering when it was dumped into the landfill, such as cooking coals, but even on […]

Paris Town Board will wait until formal recognition for donation to school foundation

The Paris Town Board’s lawyer is advising it to wait until the Paris Foundation is formally recognized by the IRS before making a donation. In the meantime, Town Board members expressed willingness to start talking with the foundation’s representatives about the school support group’s aims and goals and how the town might be able to […]

Wisconsin Lightning 14U World Series Champs

The Wisconsin Lightning struck early and often in the 14U National Softball Association “B” World Series Softball Championship this week in Merrillville, Ind. The Lightning finished far ahead of the other 80 teams in the 14U brackets with 56 runs to their opponents 16 and a 9-0 record to bring home the trophy as World […]

Daily Crow: Open class has something for everyone

When you see all the exhibits by young people at the fair, it’s easy to conclude that the fair is a kid thing. Not so. There are a whole list of categories that anyone can compete in known as open classes. There are animal competitions such as dairy cattle, beef cattle, swine, sheep and smaller […]

Weather downs tree branches, wires

Firefighters, deputies and utility crews are responding to a rash of down branches, wires and resulting fires this evening. Conditions are busy enough that a general call for all available Salem firefighters to report to the station was made at 11:39 p.m. What did you see? Leave a comment. ShareTweet0 Shares

Fire at Pheasant Run landfill

Firefighters from four departments responded to a report of a fire at the Pheasant Run landfill in Paris at about 10:12 p.m. Units from Paris, Bristol, Pleasant Prairie and Somers responded. A water supply was established at a pond on the southeast end of the property. Because the fire was in the interior of the […]

Day 3 results of State Major Baseball Tournament

Play in the 2009 Little League Wisconsin State Major Baseball Tournament at Brightondale Ball Park continued Monday night. Here are the night’s results: District 3 (Eau Claire area) Lowes Creek 5 District 2 (Appleton area) Appleton Lions Division 3 District 5 (Wausau area) Wausau Northern 2 District 4 (Madison area) West Madison American 4 District 1 […]

Wheatland Center School to pursue referendum

Wheatland Center School District voters will likely have a tax levy referendum to consider this October. The School Board passed a resolution Monday night saying they intend to hold a referendum and start informing the community of that intent as early as registration next week. The board will likely structure the referendum the same as […]

Daily Crow: Powerful pedaling at pedal tractor pulls

Youngsters will be putting pedals to the metal on Thursday and Friday at the Kenosha County Fair as part of the annual Pedal Tractor Pulls. The competition is sponsored by Jockey International and is open to youngsters from 5 to 12 years old. In pedal tractor pull, the kids pedal a special pedal-powered tractor pulling […]

SBA disaster loan center here this week

The SBA has issued the following statement of interest to people who suffered damage due to the June 19 storms in Western Kenosha County. “As a result of a request from Kenosha County and Gov. Doyle, Kenosha County received a disaster declaration for the June 18-19th storms that dumped more than 5” of rain over […]

Severe storm watch issued until 9 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for an area of southern Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The watch is in effect until 9 p.m. More details here. UPDATE 4:51 p.m. — Rained for a little in Paddock Lake around 4:30, but has stopped now and clearing some. UPDATE 7:p.m. — If […]

Injury accident at Highways F and KD

Police and emergency units are responding at about 1:20 p.m. to an injury accident at Highways F and KD. Sounds like from scanner transmissions that there is some blockage of traffic. Sounds like it is the more western intersection of these roads, as there is question of jurisdiction going on for law enforcement. Twin Lakes, […]

Day 2 results of State Major Baseball Tournament

The 2009 Wisconsin State Major Baseball Tournament  continued Sunday at Brighton Dale Ball Park. Wisconsin consists of six Little League districts. The winner of this tournament will represent the state in continuing play that could end up in the  Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn. Round 2 game scores from Sunday, July 26 were: District […]

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