Posts from ‘December, 2009’

Snow update: .5 inch of snow and ??

On the West of the I weather railing we’ve had half an inch of accumulation of snow and some other wet stuff from 2 p.m. to about 8:40 p.m. Meanwhile, the National Weather Service has changed its forecast to 1 to 2 inches of accumulated whatever overnight. The forecast is still for all rain after 9 a.m. […]

Ramp reported as icy

At 5:45 p.m., a deputy is reporting that a ramp leading onto I-94 at Highway 158 is icy. If one is, others probably are too. Be careful out there! ShareTweet0 Shares

Car spins, crashes into median on I-94

At 4:05 p.m., units from Bristol Fire and Rescue are responding to a report of a one vehicle crash in the northbound lanes Interstate 94 just south of Highway 165. A black car spun and hit the median wall, according to radio transmissions. There are “apparent injuries.” Bristol is responding as mutual aid for Pleasant Prairie Fire Department, which is responding […]

Community Library announces holiday closures

The Community Library in Salem, Silver Lake and Twin Lakes will be closed on the following days in December and  January: Thursday, Dec. 24, in observance of Christmas Eve. Friday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas Day. Thursday, Dec. 31, in observance of New Year’s Eve. Friday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Year’s Day. […]

Wanted: Salem basketball coach

The Salem Booster Club, which funds and organizes sports and extracurricular activirties at Salem School, is looking for a coach for the boys basketball B team. The club had a coach step forward, but that indivudual was not eligible under conference rules, Anyone interested in coaching can submit their qualifications to: ShareTweet0 Shares

Western Kenosha County Transit expands with routes aimed at commuters

Western Kenosha County Transit is adding new routes and increased local service starting Dec. 28. New routes aimed at commuters include early morning service from Twin Lakes to Kenosha and Antioch, Ill. with stops in Paddock Lake, Silver Lake and Salem. The morning commuter service will allow for riders to connect with Kenosha Area Transit […]

Weather to get sloppy

The National Weather Service has issued  a winter weather advisory for our area calling for a combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain starting later this afternoon and continuing into tomorrow. On Christmas Eve, the forecast class for temps in the high 30s with rain. On Christmas Day, expect snow showers starting in the  afternoon with more “wintry mix” at night. ShareTweet0 […]

Units responding to garage fire in Salem

At 9:05 p.m., multiple units from Salem Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue are responding to a garage fire in the 8900 block of 270th Avenue, Salem. UPDATE at 9:08 — It is an attached garage and people are reportedly out of the house, according to radio transmissions. UPDATE at 9:09 — Dispatch is receiving […]

Two-car crash at Highways JF and C

At 5:21 p.m., deputies are responding to a two-vehicle crash at Highways JF and C in Trevor. No injuries are reported, according to radio transmissions. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for smoking car in Silver Lake

At 11:13 a.m., units from the Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad are responding to the report of a smoking car at a mobile home park on Cogswell Drive, Silver Lake. ShareTweet0 Shares

Paddock Lake buys wheel loader

The Paddock Lake Village Board has purchased a wheel loader for $87,700. The purchase, to be made in four annual payments, was approved unanimously by the board (Trustee Chris Bucko was absent.). The purchase of a similar piece of equipment was rejected by the board in May, when only Trustees Joe Riesselmann and Kathy Christenson voted […]

Snow update: More than forecast already

The National Weather Service’s forecast has been adjusted to 1 to 2 inches of snow locally today. It had been 1 inch earlier today. Good move. On the West of the I weather railing, we have already had 1 and 11/16ths of an inch of snow as of 10:30 a.m. ShareTweet0 Shares

Injury accident on Highway 83, AH

At 7:40 a.m., deputies and Salem Fire/Rescue are responding to an accident at Highway 83 (Antioch Road) and Highway AH. Two people are reporting injuries — one to a leg one to a neck. Apparently only one vehicle — a truck — involved. UPDATE 8:08 a.m. — One person being transported by Salem Fire/Rescue to […]

Snow accumulating, but brushable

As of 6:30 a.m., the West of the I weather railing  had about .75 inch of snow. The National Weather Service says we could get about an inch, mostly before noon. Police are responding to some slip and slide accidents. As for Windshield Watch, there’s snow but it’s light and very brushable. ShareTweet0 Shares

Twin Lakes will house transit bus

Twin Lakes will begin housing a Western Kenosha County Transit bus after action taken by the Village Board Monday. The board approved a letter of agreement between the transit service and the village for housing one of the three buses that provide dedicated route public transit service in Western Kenosha County. Two other buses are housed in a Bassett building owned by Randall, which used […]

Snow then rain in forecast

There’s snow in the forecast for the next few days — though not a lot of accumulation — less than 2 inches total. And on Christams Day in Western Kenosha County? Rain/snow. ShareTweet0 Shares

Salem teacher transported to hospital after falling in class

A Salem School fourth grade teacher fell and hit her head on a countertop in her classroom today. She was transported to the hospital and received stitches  for a head cut, said district administrator. She was later released and was resting at home this afternoon. “We are really cautious with head injuries,” district administrator David Milz […]

The Score delivers sports equipment to Salem School

Two weeks ago two radio hosts Team Mully and Hanley from The Score 670 AM collected donations on behalf of the Salem Booster Club during a broadcast from Union Station, Chicago. Today the goods were delivered in two boxes that contained 15 basketballs, a bucket of softballs, bats, batting helmets, volleyballs  and other miscellaneous equipment. Here’s some […]

Man trapped under hay bale

At 3:08 a.m., police and rescue units are responding to a barn on 176th Avenue for a report of a man trapped under a 1,000-pond hay bale. UPDATE at 3:10 p.m. — Man has been freed from bale, but he is still on the ground, radio transmissions said. UPDATE at 3:37 p.m. — Paris Rescue transporting person […]

Units responding to oven fire in Lily Lake area

At 1:40 p.m., the Town of Wheatland Fire Department is responding to a fire in the oven of a home in the 7600 block of 335th Avenue, in the Lily Lake area. Apparently the fire is in pan inside an oven, but the door of the oven is locked and cannot be opened, according to radio transmissions. […]

Injured Twin Lakes assist. fire chief recovering well

The above slide show was created by Al Stolp’s sisters Laurie Gauger and Kathy O’Day. It was shown at the community benefit for Stolp held Dec. 5. The last thing Al Stolp of Twin Lakes remembers about the morning of Oct. 10 was that a branch in the tree he was working in started to give way. […]

Pictures with Santa on a Fire Truck at Salem Sunday

If you’re looking for a unique photo opportunity with Santa this season, you might want to stop by the Salem Fire/Rescue main station Sunday. There you can have a photo taken with Santa on a fire truck. A 4-by-6-inch color photo — processed while you wait — is $5 per photo. The funds benefit the Salem […]

Santa visits Paddock Lake

Santa visited Paddock Lake Village Hall Saturday morning. The jolly man in red arrived on a fire truck from Salem Fire/Rescue and found a line waiting to meet him. After consulting with Santa, participants were able to enjoy cookies and milk. Parents also could have their children pohographed for an identification kit courtesy of Farmer’s […]

The Sharing Center Christmas distribution coverage

Donors large and small made this a better Christmas for almost 300 Western Kenosha County families today as The Sharing Center first took in and distributed Christmas packages today at Holy Cross Catholic Church-Wilmot. Here’s some video of the operation while food and gifts were being taken in and organized for later distribution: How generous can some people get? […]

Mattel Toy Store in Wilmot contributes to Shop With A Cop

The Mattel Toy Store in Wilmot was one of the sponsors of this year’s Shop With A Cop program hosted by the Antioch Police Department. Mattel donated toys that were given to the selected children before they headed out to Wal-Mart to spend money on others for holiday gifts. “We were happy to participate in this great cause that […]

Snow update: Less than an inch tonight

The latest National Weather Service forecast for our area has backed off the snow prediction. Now there’s a 20 percent chance of some snow today and a 50 percent chance of snow tonight with an accumulation of less than 1 inch. Some chance of snow remains in the forecast through Sunday night, with high temps […]

Paris School staffers go hippie for a day

If you were at Paris School yesterday morning you might have thought you were time-warped back to the’60s. But those hippies you might have seen in the hallway were really school reading specialist Margie Blair, teacher Josh Pye and district administrator Roger Gahart dressed as hippies as part of a day of rewards for students for reaching their goal in the Our School […]

Paris School sets limits for open enrollment

The Paris School Board, at its meeting Thursday night, set by-grade limits that would make room for over 50 open enrollment students next year. That action comes as a district support organization is preparing an unprecedented push to attract open enrollment students to the district. The School Board set open enrollment limits last year as well. But this year the limits in upper grade levels […]

Highway B and 50 traffic controls for real now

No more flashing lights. The signals at Highway B and Highway 50 are working in the regular way. That essentially completes a project that started at the location in July to improve the layout of lanes at the intersection and place the traffic lights. Consequently, access to Silver Lake from the north is convenient once more. (The project was voted most inconvenient in a West […]

Kerkman issues statement on Wisconsin Shares Audit

State Rep. Samantha Kerkman has issued a statement on the release of the Legislative Audit Bureau’s second phase of its year-long audit of the Wisconsin Shares program. Kerkman, a member of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee which requested the audit, said: “The taxpayers have every right to be outraged by what the audit bureau found.” The audit revealed at […]

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