Posts from ‘November, 2009’

Salem town levy for 2010 passes with under 2 percent increase

A tax levy of $3,073,800 — representing an increase over last year of 1.94 percent — was passed comfortably by Salem electors Tuesday night. The levy passed by an 80 to 30 vote. All Town Board members present voted for the levy’s passage. Supervisor Patrick O’Connell was absent. Wisconsin law provides for town tax levies to be approved by […]

Salem to discuss school consolidation in January

Bigger can be better-that theory was discussed Tuesday night as school officials explored the benefits of combining Salem Grade School with one or more grade schools in Kenosha County. After discussion, the school board agreed to invite school boards from Wheatland, Bristol and the surrounding areas to a meeting in January to discuss consolidation. Salem […]

Consolidation possibilities on Salem School Board agenda

Setting up informal consolidation discussions with neighboring schools is on the agenda of the Salem School Board tonight. The first public sign that Salem might be exploring consolidation talks with neighboring districts arose last week, when the Wheatland Center School Board discussed an overture from Salem district administrator David Milz about informal consolidation talks. The Wheatland board members said […]

Twin Lakes considering what to do with dam

View Larger Map An update Monday from engineers hired by Twin Lakes to look at improvements to the dam that controls water levels on lakes Mary and Elizabeth suggested any modification of the current situation  might bring only a few less no-wake days for considerable cost. Vince Mosca, vice president of Hey and Associates, explained the largest […]

Two-vehicle crash on double lanes in Paddock Lake

At a little before 1 p.m., sheriff’s deputies and Salem Fire/Rescue responded to a two-vehicle crash in the 6100 block of 248th Ave., Paddock Lake. Involved were a Chevrolet pick-up truck and a Jeep. As a result of the crash, the Jeep rolled onto the passenger driver’s side and emergency workers had to assist the driver in […]

Personnel responding to gas line break

At 9:44 a.m., Silver Lake Rescue and Salem Fire/rescue are responding to a report of a broken gas line at a mobile home park in the 8000 block of 280th Avenue. Reportedly a truck has hit the line and people there cannot turn it off. UPDATE 9:50 a.m.: Line is a 1.5-inch residential line, still […]

Library to host tin ornament workshop

The Community Library will host a Mexican tin ornaments workshop. Participants will create Mexican tin art ornaments. Patterns will be provided or participants may create their own. The workshop will take place Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Community Library, 24615 89th Street, Salem. The workshop is for ages 12 and up. Registration is required. Please call […]

Local Catholic churches have new archbishop

The Most Rev. Jerome E. Listecki, until now Bishop of La Crosse and a retired lieutenant colonel in the United States Army, has been appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to succeed the Most Rev. Timothy Dolan as the new Archbishop of Milwaukee, the Catholic News Agency is reporting. Listecki is a Chicago native. Catholic churches […]

Chance of rain returns to the forecast

Remember rain? If not, there’s a 20 to 40 percent chance you will be reminded before the week is over. ShareTweet0 Shares

Regional Farm Fresh Atlas accepting entries

If you are a farmer or local business that wants to attract more customers in the Milwaukee Metropolitan area, then the 2010 Farm Fresh Atlas of Southeastern Wisconsin may be for you. The atlas features local farmers, cooperatives, farmers markets and businesses that produce, use, or sell Wisconsin farm products and sell those products directly […]

Brush fire reported in Wheatland

At 12:55 p.m., units from Wheatland Fire Department, Wheatland first responders and Twin Lakes rescue are responding to a report of a brush fire at 5030 352nd Avenue (Highway KD). UPDATE at 12:57 p.m.: Fire appears to be burning cattails around a pond. Someone is attempting to contact the property owner. UPDATE at 1:06 p.m.: Fire is […]

Car, semi crash on I-94 backing up traffic

At 12:08 p.m., deputies are responding to the report of a crash on Interstate 94 at Highway ML. The crash is in the southbound lanes and is causing “a major traffic problem” according to scanner transmissions. A car and a semi-tractor trailer are reportedly involved. UPDATE 12:11 p.m.: State trooper at scene reports the driver […]

Vehicle hits building in downtown Twin Lakes

At 8:26 p.m., Twin Lakes emergency personnel are being dispatched to Lake Avenue and Main Street for an accident. Injuries unknown. UPDATE 8:29 p.m.: Apparently a truck has struck a building at the intersection. The driver is out of the vehicle and is reporting no injuries to personnel at the scene. UPDATE 8:40 P.M.: Tow […]

Units responding to Trevor fire report

At 3:54 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units and Sheriff’s Department deputies are responding to a report of a fire at 113th Street and 269th Avenue, Trevor. The fire was reportedly set by two juveniles in a wooded area near a pond, according to scanner transmissions. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Wheatland School officials say latest student drop-off/pick-up working well

View Larger Map Buses are now entering and exiting the school grounds at the access shown at the bottom of the map. From there, they travel along the south side of the building and pick-up and drop-off in the area on the west side of the building where you can see a oval pointed on […]

Pick-up truck on fire on Highway K

At 11:30 a.m., Paris Fire Department and the Sheriff’s Department are responding to a pick-up truck that is on fire on Highway K. The scene is just west of Highway 45. UPDATE 11:33 a.m. — Report now is that there may just be smoke coming from the engine compartment. UPDATE 11:35 p.m. — Personnel on […]

Sexting involving Bristol teens being investigated

An incident of sexting — sending nude photos via cellphone text messages  — involving two Bristol teenagers, is being investigated by the Sheriff’s Department, Fox 6 News is reporting. Bristol School administration has addressed the situation in a letter sent home to parents, the report says. ShareTweet0 Shares

Randall Plan Commission has some questions

The Randall Plan Commission submitted a draft of a questionnaire to be distributed to every town resident. The wide ranging survey touches on topics from land and lake use to yard waste and fighting off annexation. The Plan Commission has been working on the questionnaire for months. Thursday it recommended that the Town Board accept its draft. […]

Salem students move cup stacking event toward record

Salem School added over 60 students to the World Sport Stacking Association’s quest to set a new world. The effort was sanctioned by the Guiness World Record people and was taking place across the world today. Last year’s event racked up 222,560 stackers. Sport or cup stacking is an activity where people stack up and down cups […]

Two vehicle crash at Highways 50 and 45 with injury

At 2:55 p.m., Bristol fire and rescue personnel and sheriff’s deputies are being sent to the scene of a two-vehicle crash at Highways 45 and 50 . The crash scene is on Highway 50 in the eastbound lanes, which are partially blocked, just west of the intersection. Involved are a blue truck and a silver […]

Valentine clarifies that she favors more reps for Salem on Library Board

Where Salem Chairman Linda Valentine stands on the make-up of the Community Library Board has been clarified. She favors the population based-apportionment that would give Salem more board members than any of the other four member municipalities. The make-up of the Library Board was discussed at a Salem Town Board meeting for the third month […]

No injuries for crash on Highway O

At 8:02 p.m., no injuries are being reported for a crash in the 8800 block of Highway O, Randall. Initially, Twin Lakes rescue was called to the but that was reversed after no injuries were discovered by those at the scene. ShareTweet0 Shares

Crash with injuries on North Avenue

At 9:55 a.m., Bristol fire and rescue crews are being dispatched to a two-vehicle crash on North Avenue (State Line Road) just west of Highway 45 in Bristol. A passerby reported the crash. Status of injuries is unknown. UPDATE 10:07 p.m.: Emergency personnel having difficulty locating the scene. Caller says the scene was closer to Rainbow […]

Central High School Veterans Day Assembly

Central High School students and staff honored the service of all U.S. military veterans at an assembly today at the school. The assembly included the presentation of colors by members of the Silver Lake American Legion Post, musical performances by the show choir and band. The keynote speaker was Capt. William Radomski, U.S. Navy, who shared this perspective on the meaning and proper spirit […]

Wilmot High School Veterans Day ceremony coverage

Wilmot High School students and staff honored the service of U.S. veterans today with a breakfast and ceremony at the school. The ceremony, attended by the entire student body, took place in the fieldhouse. It included a keynote speech by LTC Richard Borkowski, musical performances by school choir and band groups. A highlight was the […]

Randall School honors their sacrifice

Randall Consolidated Grade School paid tribute to all veterans today with a presentation that followed lunch in honor of their service to our country. The fifth through eighth grade choirs, and the concert band entertained veterans as well as provided power point presentations that honored current and former members of the armed forces. Randall Student […]

Wilmot eyes possible graduation day change for 2011

The Wilmot School Board is looking into feedback from parents and students about changing the graduation day to Saturdays rather than Sundays for the 2011 graduating class. District Administrator William Heitman was looking into the best day of the week to accommodate families, travel time and parties. “We also are thinking that it might be […]

New Community Library Representative to Wilmot School Board

Note: This post originally contained an identification error for the library board rep which has been corrected. – DH While Wisconsin regulations require a school representative from the local library board to alternate between Westosha Central and Wilmot High schools every three years, Wilmot School Board members can’t recall the last time they had one. Newly appointed Community Library Representative […]

New Approach to Collecting Educational Data

Forget mandatory workshops. Professional growth plans are changing the way Wilmot Union High School looks at learning. School Principal Chris Trottier demonstrated the school’s new system of professional development and improved learning for both staff and students. The Charlotte Danielson approach is a personalized professional growth plan for new and seasoned educators. Teachers outline their […]

Wheatland open to consolidation talks with Salem

Wheatland Center School Board members said Tuesday they are open to an invitation from the Salem School District to have preliminary discussions about consolidation. Wheatland  interim district administrator Conrad Chaffee said he was contacted by phone by Salem district administrator David Milz to gauge Wheatland’s interest in talking about consolidation. Consequently, Chaffee brought it up […]

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