Posts from ‘July, 2010’

Resignation of clerk/treasurer on agenda of Paris Town Board meeting

The agenda for the next regular monthly meeting of the Paris Town Board has been posted. Included on the agenda is an item for the formal acceptance of the resignation of town Clerk/Treasurer Beth Frederick. She was appointed to fill the position after former Clerk/Treasurer Linda Terry resigned in February to take a job with another municipality. Recently, the board had been considering ways […]

Crash at Highways HM and Z

At 5:39 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue is responding to the report of a crash with unknown injuries at Highways HM and Z in Twin Lakes. UPDATE 5:45 p.m. — Crash is single vehicle in ditch, no injuries, an officer on the scene reports. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Daily Quack: Get commercial at the fair

The Commercial Building at the Kenosha County Fair hosts a wide variety of booths from the strictly commercial to the more philosophical. Through the years I have seen booths from law enforcement, political parties, builders, media, sellers of all types of merchandise and even cooking demonstrations. If for no other reason, a trip or two […]

Salem Town Board gives Heath property owners a little more time to improve site

Owners of the dilapidated Heath farmstead on Highway AH in Salem have received a little more time from the Salem Town Board to get the property visually presentable. The board agreed at a special meeting last Monday to give the owners of the property until Nov. 15 to get the home on the property looking good and […]

Silver Lake approves road paving projects for 2010

The Silver Lake Village Board has approved $171,000 in road paving projects for the current year. The board will borrow that money from Peoples Bank at 4.1 percent interest for five years. Included in the project will be: East and West Elm Street. Lawn Court. Prairie Drive. Oak Street. The board had some discussion on […]

Paddock Lake to host Green Expo July 31

Paddock Lake’s Green Expo will be Saturday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Village Hall, 6969 236th Ave. Exhibitors at the expo will include: Eco-Tech (Joe Sadlier) — on recycled plastic products. Fox Plumbing (Chris Fox) — on water conservation. Reliable Heating and Air Conditioning (Rick Sheehan) — energy conservation. Village of Paddock Lake (Tim Popanda) — storm […]

Daily Quack: Hay bale toss contest is Friday evening

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 […]

Livingston and Lux lauded at Twin Lakes Protection and Rehabilitation District annual meeting

Two big contributors to the enjoyment and health of Lakes Mary and Elizabeth were recognized for their contributions Saturday. Michael Lux and Bob Livingston were the recipients of recognition awards at today’s annual meeting and budget hearing for the Twin Lakes Protection and Rehabilitation District. The meeting was held Saturday morning  at Wilmot High School. Here’s the presentation for Lux, who […]

Body recovered on Lake Elizabeth

View Larger Map The body of a man who drowned on Lake Elizabeth Thursday evening was recovered Friday night. The drowning victim was John A. Jones, 53, of Elgin, Ill., a Twin Lakes Police Department press release said. Firefighters and dive teams from multiple jurisdictions had searched for Jones on Thursday and for his body […]

Recovery effort on Lake Elizabeth re-starting

At 8:54 p.m., Twin Lakes firefighters have been called back to the station for an apparent restart of the body recovery effort on Lake Elizabeth, according to scanner transmissions. UPDATE about 9:15 p.m. — Emergency workers have launched at least one boat onto the lake. ShareTweet0 Shares

Update: Lake Elizabeth recovery effort suspended for today

Twin Lakes police Chief Dale Racer has issued the following statement regarding ongoing efforts to recover the body of a man who went missing after entering Lake Elizabeth in Twin Lakes Thursday evening: Fire Department dive and sonar teams battled the winds and waves on Lake Elizabeth today and were unable to recover the body. The Incident Commander from […]

Daily Quack: 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 a […]

Salem Fire/Rescue responding to report of person who was submerged in pond

At 3 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue personnel are responding tothe 22000 block of 45th Street (Highway NN), Brighton, for a person who was underwater in a pond and is not breathing and is not conscious. UPDATE 3:05 p.m. — Scanner transmissions indicate CPR was performed on the person and they are now breathing, but still unconscious. UPDATE […]

Units responding to smoke in attic in Bristol

At 2:23 p.m., deputies and units from Bristol, Salem, Paris and Pleasant Prairie are responding to a report of smoke in an attic in a home in the 8400 block of 200th Avenue, Bristol. UPDATE 2:26 p.m. — First personnel on scene say no fire showing from outside and occupants are out. UPDATE about 2:47 p.m. — Some mutual aid units […]

Update: Photo of tree branch on house

Above is a photo of a tree branch that landed on a house in the Lily Lake area of Wheatland during last night’s storm. More info here. ShareTweet0 Shares

Update: Deputy sustains minor injury in van crash incident

Here’s some additional information released by the Sheriff’s Department regarding a crash last night involving a van and a Sheriff’s Department squad. Last night (7/22) at about 10:31 p.m. a Kenosha sheriff’s Deputy was involved in an injury accident. The deputy was operating an unmarked squad when she was struck by a van at the intersection of Highway P and […]

Semi, car crash at Highways 75 and K

At 1:52 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to the report of a multi-vehicle crash at Highways 75 and K at the Brighton-Salem line. Dispatch reports the crash involves a semi-truck and a car. Deputy on scene reports that one person may have a head injury. There is no entrapment. UPDATE 1:58 p.m. — Traffic backing […]

Emergency Management urges residents to leave flooding areas

Kenosha County Emergency Management has issued the following press release in the wake of the predicted flooding along the Fox River: The National Weather Service (NWS) in Sullivan WI has predicted that the Fox River will rise from its current flood stage of 10.31 Feet (10:00 AM on July 23, 2010) and will crest at 13.5 […]

Lake Elizabeth shut down to boat traffic

To facilitate recovery efforts on Lake Elizabeth, officials are shutting down boat traffic on the lake, according to scanner transmissions. The recovery relates to an incident from Thursday evening in which a man got into the water, but disappeared. ShareTweet0 Shares

Lakeland baseball 9-10 year olds win district title

The Lakeland Little League 9-10 year old baseball team won the District 6 Championship in Burlington Thursday by beating Franklin American by a score of 11 to 8. Lakeland will now move on to the state tournament. ShareTweet0 Shares

Raze order issued

An abandoned home deemed a public eyesore is on its way towards demolition, after the Randall Plan Commission approved an order to raze the dilapidated building located at 40709-93rd Street. “This building is a total mess,” stated Charles Gitzinger Chairperson. “There are windows broken, doors broken and rumors of squatters living there. The whole inside […]

Flooding coming on Fox River says weather service

The National Weather Service is predicting that the Fox River at the New Munster measuring station will exceed flood stage of 10 feet sometime this morning due to heavy rainfall last night and additional rain expected today The river could rise as high as 12.5 feet by Saturday morning, the NWS says. A flood warning is in effect. ShareTweet0 Shares

Update: Search for man on Lake Elizabeth suspended until dawn

Here is some additional information released by the Twin Lakes Police Department about the search for a man who went missing after entering Lake Elizabeth in Twin Lakes Thursday evening: On Thursday, July 22, 2010 at approximately 5:04 p.m. Kenosha County Joint Services and the Twin Lakes Police Department received a 9-1-1 call for assistance from a boater on […]

North Lake Street flooded in Twin Lakes

At midnight, Twin Lakes police are reporting that North Lake Avenue is flooded near Holy Hill Road. They are attempting to errect a road block there. UPDATE 12:17 a.m. — Police report water has receded. ShareTweet0 Shares

Flash flood warning, tornado watch in effect until 2 a.m.

The National Weather Service reports that a flash flood warning and a tornado watch, both for Kenosha County, will remai n in effect until 2 a.m. ShareTweet0 Shares

Tree limb collapses house ceiling

At 11:15 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue are responding to a report of a tree limb that fell on a house and collapsed the living room ceiling in the 7500 block of 335th Avenue. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Van crashes after hitting deputy’s squad

At 10:29 p.m., Twin Lakes police and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the scene of a van that crashed into a yard on 401st Avenue just south of Highway Z. The van allegedly hit a Sheriff’s Department squad car and continue driving. The van eventually crashed into the yard and the struck deputy was following. The driver of the […]

Severe thunderstorm warning issued until 10 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstrom warning for Kenosha County until 10 p.m. Note: If this is the same storm that we were in as we traveled back from Whitewater just now, respect it. The rain was so heavy that we had to pull over for awhile and Highway 12 had multiple trees down in the […]

Randall Adopts Sex Offender Ordinance

Convicted sex offenders new to the town shall not live within 2500 feet of a school, licensed day care or preschool center, library, parks, recreational centers or playgrounds in the Town of Randall. The Town Board Thursday, created and unanimously approved Chapter 15, an ordinance to provide regulations relating to residency restrictions for sex offenders […]

Search under way on Lake Elizabeth

At 5:25 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Fire and police personnel are conducting a search on the north end of Lake Elizabeth regarding the report of a person, maybe in a vehicle, in the water, according to scanner traffic. UPDATE — Man reportedly was on a boat on Lake Elizabeth with others and […]

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