Posts from ‘September, 2010’

Twin Lakes planning party for Main Street re-opening

Twin Lakes officials are making plans for a block party to mark the reopening of Main Street after a summer of extensive road work. The idea will be to draw citizens back to the area — and its businesses — in a fun event just before the street reopens to traffic, village administrator David Cox […]

Wakeboarders blamed for eroding Lake Benedict Shoreline

Look out from their deck and the waters of Lake Benedict spread out in sun-glittered splendor, an azure expanse punctuated by sailboats and songbirds and in the distance, the shoreline of the lake’s northern side. Looking down from their deck, lake residents along 93rd street watch in horror as wave upon wave crashes at the […]

Wilmot HS to host program on government careers

Wilmot Union High School is hosting a career panel on Oct. 15, starting at 9:15 a.m. that will focus exclusively on the government/public administration cluster of careers. Panel participants include: State Rep. Samantha Kerkman. State Sen. Bob Wirch. Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Chad Kerkman. County Supervisor Kimberly Bruenig. Kneosha city administrator Frank Pacetti. Sandra Brietzman, Wiscosnin […]

County executive recommending Cynthia Johnson for Health Department director

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser is recommending Cynthia H. Johnson to serve as the director of the Kenosha County Division of Health. Johnson, who was serving as the assistant director/director of nursing, was appointed the interim division director following the retirement of Frank G. Matteo in July. “Cynthia has been a leader in public health […]

New Regulations for Electronic Waste

Tired of your old console television? What about that giant fax machine that stopped working? Or that 1995 desktop computer with the not so flat screen? While it might seem tempting to toss those items to the curb with your weekly trash, Andy Rechenmacher, General Manager of Veolia Environmental Services, says not so fast. According […]

County’s Fall Wheel Ride set for Oct. 2

If you are looking for a reason to go bike riding east of the I, the county government is providing it. Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites bike riders of all ability levels to participate in the Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 2. “This is […]

Accident near American Girl

2:35 p.m. Randall and Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue have been called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with possible injuries. Vehicle apparently slid off the west side of the road at 124 Fox River Road in Wilmot. 2:52 p.m. Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue report an injury, but party was transported by […]

Ag chemicals clean-up program registration under way

The Kenosha and Racine counties UW-Extension and Walworth County Public Works are hosting a joint Agricultural Clean Sweep program to collect and properly dispose of unwanted, unusable or banned ag-related chemicals and products. Program services are provided free to any Kenosha, Racine or Walworth County farmer or farmland owner who has agricultural chemical waste. This program is not offered […]

88 on first day of Fall?

Today is the first full day of Fall. But you won’t know it by the temperature. The National Weather Service is forecasting a high temperature today of 88 degrees. But the warm-up is expected to be short lived with high temps forecast to return to the 60s Friday and stay there for the next few days. ShareTweet0 Shares

Underage drinking town hall meeting coverage

A program designed to combat the problem of underage drinking in Kenosha County hosted a town hall meeting Wednesday night at Central High School. Panelists from local law enforcement, a Kenosha hospital, the medical examiner’s office and an insurance agency offered their unique perspective on the problem of curbing underage drinking. The event was sponsored by Stand Tall Against […]

Units responding to report of unattended bonfire

At 10:42 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department is responding to a report of a large, unattended bonfire in the  800 block of West Main Street, Twin Lakes. The fire is reportedly near a barn, dispatch said. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Deputies responding to crashes on I-94

At 7:38 a.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to a reports of  perhaps as many as 10 cars involved in a chain reaction crash on an I-94 off ramp — which might be for Highway C or Highway 165. Apparently only damage to vehicles, no injuries. Traffic is heavy in the area. UPDATE 7:53 a.m. — Deputies having cars towed […]

Salem residents to bring old TV shows to radio theater format this Saturday

With a snap of a finger and twist of a nose, WGTD Radio Theater will bring two of television’s most beloved magical comedies to the airwaves and in front of a live studio audience 11:15 a.m. Sept. 25 on 91.1 WGTD. WGTD Radio Theater’s 91.1 Players will revisit “Bewitched” and “I Dream of Jeannie” with […]

Bristol School PTA Walk-A-Thon this Saturday

The Bristol Grade School’s PTA is seeking donations for a fundraiser on Sept. 25. The PTA is hosting a Walk-A-Thon, and in conjunction with that, will be having a silent auction and raffle. The group expects attendance to be well over 1,000 people. The PTA is seeking merchandise, gift baskets, or gift certificates to be auctioned/raffled […]

Twin Lakes PD to have a motorcycle for a little longer

The Twin Lakes Police Department will be keeping its motorcycle — and training two officers to use it — after action taken by the Village Board Tuesday night. The board agreed to send two officers to training to use the motorcycle. Under use of the motorcycle had been a topic of some controversy amongst board members over […]

Twin Lakes to repair dam, but not change function

View Larger Map The Twin Lakes Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District Commissioners have approved repairing the dam that controls lake levels on lakes Mary and Elizabeth but not changing the function of that dam. Changes to the dam have been considered for awhile, but rejected Tuesday night as not improving the function of the dam enough to significantly […]

Salem Fire/rescue responding to report of smoking tree

At 5:51 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units from the Trevor Station are responding to a report of tree on wire in a backyard in the  11400 block of 260th Avenue. The tree is smoking, dispatch reports. UPDATE 6:10 p.m. — Emergency workers are responding to several calls of downed wires and trees. Nothing too serious sounding yet. UPDATE […]

Some hail in Salem School area; severe thunderstorm warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstrom warning for the area until 6 p.m. The storm that broke out in the Salem School area around 5:30 p.m. was short-lived — less than 10 minutes. But it was intense, with even some pea-sized hail sighted. UPDATE 5:52 p.m. — Kenosha County Emergency Service Warning Center […]

Severe thunderstorm watch issued until 9 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Kenosha County and eight other Wisconsin counties. The watch is in effect until 9 p.m. Radar suggests there is indeed stormy weather headed our way. ShareTweet0 Shares

Next Salem budget workshop tonight

Salem’s next town 2011 budget workshop meeting is scheduled for today starting at 6 p.m. The workshop meeting will be held at Salem Town Hall, 9814 Antioch Road, Salem. A copy of the agenda is available here. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to crash at Highways F and B

At 12:19 p.m., Silver Lake Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash with injuries at Highways F and B, Silver Lake. Dispatch reports two vehicles involved. UPDATE 12:32 p.m. — Tow trucks being called to scene. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Steady chance of rain through balance of week

Rain figures in the forecast for the rest of the week, with the highest probablity being this afternoon, tonight, Wednesday night and Thursday night, says the National Weather Service forecast. At least it will be warmer (for a while anyway)! ShareTweet0 Shares

Underage drinking topic of meeting at Central HS Wednesday

A town hall meeting about the problem of underage drinking will take place Sept. 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Central High School, 24617 75th St. (Highway 50), Paddock Lake. The meeting will educate parents, teachers, officials, youth, and other community members about the impact underage drinking has on the community. Panelists representing law enforcement, health […]

Victim in fatal crash identified

The victim in a fatal crash on Highway 50 and Highway W Sunday evening has been identified as Linda S. Carlson, 47, of Salem. According to Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Gil Benn: Deputies responded with rescue personnel to the intersection of Highway 50 and Highway W (north) for a report of a two-vehicle injury accident. Based […]

Twin Lakes meetings postponed until Tuesday

Two Twin Lakes government meetings scheduled for tonight have been postponed until Tuesday. The quarterly Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District meeting will now take place Tuesday, starting at 6:30 p.m., at Village Hall, 108 East Main St. The regular Village Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, beginning at 7 p.m., or following the Lake District meeting. ShareTweet0 Shares

Cows loose at Highways K and EW

A passerby reports that there are cows loose in the area of Highways K and EW. Good thing it’s not foggy this morning. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Crash reported at Highways W and JB, Wheatland

At 7:17 p.m., units from Town of Wheatland Fire Department, Silver Lake Rescue and the Sheriff’s Department are responding to a report of a two-vehicle crash at Highway W and Highway JB, Wheatland. UPDATE 7:19 p.m. — Randall Fire Department being dispatched to respond with an engine as mutual aid. UPDATE 7:22 p.m. — Twin […]

Units responding to serious crash on Highway 50 at Highway W

At 6:57 p.m., rescue units and deputies are responding to a report of crash with injuries on Highway 50 east of Highway W. UPDATE 6:58 p.m. — Medical personnel on scene reports that injuries are serious and requests Flight for Life medical helicopter be sent to scene. Crash may have been head-on. UPDATE 7:01 p.m. […]

Central boys volleyball at Tosa East Invite

The Central boys volleyball team, got through to the Championship Match at the Tosa East invite on Saturday, Sept. 18. After impressing victories winning their pool play over Pius X, Waukesha West and Racine Horlick, they played Shorewood in the semifinal. The match against Shorewood was a three-set thriller that saw an inspired Falcon squad […]

Photos from Central HS football

Here are some photos from the Central High School game on Friday night versus the Elkhorn Elks. Central lost 27-24. ShareTweet0 Shares

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