Posts from ‘January, 2010’

Genoa City Baseball and Softball registration underway

Genoa City Baseball and Softball Registration is underway. In-person registration will be held at Randall School on Wednesday, Jan. 27 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Use the Junior High entrance. Online registration is now open at and runs through Jan. 31. Further information and details are available through the website  or contact Karen Koehn (softball questions) […]

Reps want Rock Lake electric motor rule to be official

View Larger Map Representatives of the Rock Lake Homeowners Association have long thought that only the use of electric boat motors on their body of water was an enforceable town law. The rule is even posted at the public boat launch on the lake. But research by town administrator Patrick Casey found that the rule, though requested, was never […]

Crash at Highways C and 45

At 6:31 a.m., deputies and rescue are being dispatched to the scene of a crash at Highways 45 and C in Bristol. A deputy at the scene said one person involved is requesting rescue for neck pain. ShareTweet0 Shares

Bristols want longer look at services agreement

The Bristol village and town boards both tabled the consideration of an intergovernmental agreement that will govern how the municipalities will share services as if they were one entity. Village Trustee Carolyn Owens made the original motion to table the agreement saying she wanted to read it, but had not had a chance since it […]

Comprehensive no-wake levels likely would take study

Setting comprehensive slow-no wake levels for all of the lakes in Salem would likely entail hiring a consultant to conduct a study, the town’s new Lakes Committee was told Monday. Setting up comprehensive no-wake levels is one of town Chairman Linda Valentine’s goals for the group, which had its first meeting early this month and met for the second […]

New Bristol town and village boards installed

Bristol — in both of its municipal forms — took a significant step tonight toward clarifying its present split personality. The village of Bristol’s first ever president and village board were sworn in tonight before a village board meeting. A little later, a new town chairman was selected and three town supervisor positions were filled on the town board. After the flurry of swearing ins and […]

Salem Lakes Committee to meet tonight

The work to revise and update all the various documents that regulate lakes within Salem will continue today with a meeting of the relatively new Lakes Committee. The committee met for the first time Jan. 4. It is made up of representatives of the lake districts within the town and three members of the Town Board. At the last […]

Flood warning issued for Fox River

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Fox River. The river crept over the flood stage of 10 feet Sunday at the New Munster measuring station. The river is forecast to peak at about 11.5 feet Wednesday before beginning to recede. The good news is that there is no rain in the forecast for the next few day. However, […]

Quotable: Don’t go all foo-fooey on us now

“I don’t think I want to tell 198 families that we’re going to have some foo-fooey table and they have to go to The Sharing Center.” Paddock Lake village Trustee Karen Harris during discussion of whether the village should spend $3,500 for the construction of a desk and podium system for the Village Board to sit at during meetings. Currently the […]

New Siebert’s owner seeks to bring back old feel and expand appeal

When Jim Pelech passed the shuttered Siebert’s tavern on Highway 83 in Salem, he thought of another time — a time when he remembered the bar and restaurant being the place to eat and meet in the  area. “It was really a loss of for the community,” said Pelech, who also operates his own marketing business. Eventually, he decided it was […]

Bristol church to host spaghetti dinner

Holy Cross Catholic Church will be hosting a spaghetti dinner this Saturday, Jan. 30. The dinner will take place at the parish’s Bristol location, 18700 116th St. Cost for dinner is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors over 65 and children 5 to 12. Under 5 are free. Carryouts are available as well. Dinner will be served from 4 to 8 […]

Wilmot Primary Center modular classrooms renewed

The modular classrooms in which some classes are held at Wilmot Primary Center have received approval from the county to be used for at least another year. District administrator George Steffen reported to the Trevor-Wilmot School Board said the county Board of Adjustment earlier this month approved extending the variance that allows use of the units. Wilmot Primary Center principal Theresa Curley represented the district before the Board of Adjustments. “They didn’t really […]

Paddock Lake to rekey Village Hall locks

You’ll soon need a new key to get into Paddock Lake Village Hall when it’s locked. The Village Board voted this week to pay for a rekeying of all Village Hall locks. Trustee Terry Burns, who heads the village’s Buildings and Grounds Committee, said the rekeying is needed to re-establish who has a working key […]

Twin Lakes buys new fire truck

The Twin Lakes Village Board has approved the purchase of a new piece of equipment for the Fire Department. The purchase of a Pierce Arrow XT Heavy Duty Aluminum Aerial Ladder vehicle for $640,000 from Reliant Fire Apparatus of Cedarburg was approved Monday. The new truck, when delivered, will replace the village’s current 1989 Pierce Arrow aerial ladder truck, said David Cox, village […]

Powers Lake sportsmen to host ice fishing rodeo

The Powers Lake Sportsman’s Club 54th Annual Ice Fishing Rodeo will be Sunday, Feb. 14. Headquarters will be located at the public boat launch on north side of Powers Lake. There will be prizes throughout the day, food and drinks. Hourly fish prizes will be awarded from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call  Brett Butler 206-1563. Share12Tweet12 Shares

Rollover crash on Highway HM

At 9:16 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department and rescue units as well as the Randall Fire Department are responding to the scene of a rollover accident on Highway HM west of Highway KD along the Twin Lakes/Randall border. Twin Lakes police and sheriff’s deputies are responding as well. UPDATE at 9:23 p.m. — Traffic is being shut down at the Four […]

Death penalty ban sought for man accused in slaying of Trevor woman

Attorneys for James Ealy, the man accused of murdering Trevor resident Mary Hutchinson, are seeking to bar the state of Illinois from seeking the death penalty in his case, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. Ealy is accused of murdering Hutchinson at the Lindenhurst, Ill. fast food restaurant where she worked as a manager. ShareTweet0 Shares

Two car crash at Highways 75 and JB

At 5:09 p.m., deputies and Salem Fire/Rescue are responding to the scene of an two-care crash at Highway 75 and JB in Brighton. Involved are a silver Neon and a silver Taurus. One car is in the ditch and one is blocking the roadway. Extent of injuries is unknown. UPDATE 5:18 p.m. — Fire department personnel on the scene report that damage […]

Paddock Lake raises lease payment for The Sharing Center

The Sharing Center, the primary relief agency for Western Kenosha County, will be remaining in a building on 236th Avenue in Paddock Lake that is owned by the village, but paying a little more for the privilege. The Village Board on Wednesday night unanimously approved increasing the agency’s rent from $900 per month to $1,100 […]

Trevor-Wilmot increases open enrollment class size limits

The Trevor-Wilmot School Board has made a little more room for open enrollment students than it has allowed in recent years. Open enrollment is a process by which a student who resides in one public school district can apply to attend another public school district. If allowed to leave by the resident district and accepted by the […]

Paddock Lake Village Hall hours to change Feb. 1

The Paddock Lake Village Board, on Wednesday night, approved a change to the hours of operation at Village Hall. Effective Feb. 1, Village Hall will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Currently Village Hall is open until 5 p.m. weekdays. The change was initiated by village office staff, […]

Plan for Heath property given nod at least for now

Plans to tear down a 100-year old home while trying to save a barn of similar age on a property in Salem won the approval of the Salem Town Board. All of the structures on the property at 25510 89th St. were originally targeted for razing by the town in November. At that time, Michael Hart, a […]

Paddock Lake to host bingo this Friday

Paddock Lake will be having a bingo night on Friday Jan. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Village Hall, 6969 236th Ave. Kids and adults are welcome to enjoy a night of free bingo, food, fun and prizes. Donations of pet food for Safe Harbor Humane Society also will be accepted. Call Karen Harris at 843-2713 […]

Salem supervisors adopt administrator job description and spar with chairman on job’s role

The Salem Town Board adopted a job description for the town administrator at a special meeting Tuesday night. The description was largely the same as one created as part of a comprehensive study of town positions. The meeting was relatively short for a Salem Town Board proceeding of late — well less than a half hour. But […]

No surprises in Bristol village election

The seven candidates for seven positions in the first Bristol village officials race did win. If you’re curious about who got how many votes, here are the totals. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to crash with injury in Bristol

At 3:12 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue  and deputies are responding to an crash at Highways MB and Q in Bristol. There is at least one person reporting a head injury, scanner transmissions say. UPDATE 3:15 p.m. — Scene is actually just east of Highway MB on Highway Q. Injured person is conscious and breathing […]

It’s Election Day in Bristol — village version — today

Residents of the village of Bristol are voting in their first ever village president and Village Board election today. Of course the outcome is not expected to be too surprising. Only one candidate filed for village president. Six people filed for the board, which has six openings. Barring a remarkable write-in victory, the Village Board sworn into […]

Units responding to report of flames at home in Twin Lakes

At 6:39 a.m., units from the Twin Lakes fire and police departments are responding to a report of flames but no smoke visible at a home at Haerle and Porter. The home is a summer home undergoing remodeling. UPDATE 6:41 a.m. — Personnel at the scene have located the flames. Cause was a propane heater that caught […]

Salem to seek safety devices at school crossing on Highway 83

Restoring a flashing yellow light — and perhaps adding a more modern sign showing the speed of individual passing vehicles — will be sought by the Salem Town Board for a crossing for Salem School on Highway 83. Town administrator Patrick Casey said the town plans to seek placement of both of those devices from […]

Scout troop to host breakfast and 100th anniversary celebration

Boy Scout Troop 328 in Salem will be having their annual Super Bowl Pancake Breakfast on Feb 7, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Salem School, 8828 Antioch Road (Highway 83). In recognition of the 100th anniversary of Scouting, the troop invites former members of the troop for a reunion at the breakfast. A special name […]

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