Posts from ‘November, 2010’

“Leash cutting” ceremonies, dog photos with Santa this weekend at county dog parks

The Friends of the Kenosha County Dog Parks will host “Cutting of the Leash” ceremonies on Saturday to formally dedicate the Carlisle Family Dog Park and the Warren Close Bark Park. The leash-cutting ceremonies will be held at: 8 a.m. at the Carlisle Family Dog Park at Petrifying Springs Park, Area 1, 4700 Hwy JR, Somers. […]

Units responding to wood burning furnace problem

At 11:40 a.m., units from Salem Fire/Rescue and Kansasville Fire Department are responding to a report of a problem with a wood burning furnace in the 1400 block of 240th Avenue, Brighton. Dispatch reports that occupants have cleared the building. UPDATE 11:53 a.m. — Salem Fire/rescue now responding with additional personnel as mutual aid to Kansasville. Earlier […]

Wheatland passes levy with 3 percent increase

The Wheatland Town Board on Monday passed a tax levy for 2011 with a 3 percent increase over 2010. The total levy for 2011 is $633,604. Some town residents have an additional levy for a lighting district. During Monday’s budget hearing, there were a few questions from the about 20 members of the public in attendance. One resident asked questions about the retirement […]

Western Kenosha County Tennis Association elects new officers

The Western Kenosha County Tennis Association elected a new board of directors at their Annual Meeting on Monday, Nov. 15 at Central High School. Officers for 2011 are: President-Bob Ferruzzi. Vice President-Chuck Werve. Treasurer-Kathy Christenson. Secretary-Pat Brings. Past-President-Paul Brings. ShareTweet0 Shares

Salem Town Hall to host visit from Santa

The above video is from last year’s event. Salem will host its seventh annual visit with Santa, Saturday, Dec. 4,  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Town Hall, 9814 Antioch Road (Highway 83). The event will include: Free fire engine rides. Music. Hot cocoa. Coloring contest. Make a Craft Corner. Make Gift Bags. Games and prizes. Raffles. […]

Wheatland to pursue address identification signs

The Wheatland Town Board will pursue installing address identification signs next year at the request of the Town of Wheatland Fire Department. The matter came up at a special Town Board meeting Monday and then latter at a budget hearing. Fire Chief Alan Kaddatz said the signs are needed to make it easier — and quicker — […]

LaBell to appear on radio program on school funding

A program on examining school funding airing this weekend on Kenosha radio station WGTD 91.1 will imclude a West of the I perspective. Beth LaBell, Paris School parent and Paris YES Committee leader, and Tom Beebe from the Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools will discuss the topic of school funding on “Education Matters,” a weekly roundtable discussion program […]

Twin Lakes Chamber Trees on Parade & Shopping and parade this weekend

The above video shows scenes from last year’s Trees on Parade & Shopping. Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association’s annual Trees on Parade & Shopping is this weekend. The fun will be on Friday, Dec. 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Rumpoles Banquet […]

Church’s Christmas store will benefit worldwide ministries

First Christian Church of Kenosha, 13022 Wilmot Road (Highway C), Bristol, is opening a “Christmas Store” on Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. and every Sunday from now until Christmas from  10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The store will be open to everyone and will provide a unique gift giving experience to shoppers. “It’s a […]

Icy road conditions reported

At about 9:14 p.m., county dispatch reports a deputy found icy road conditions at Highways 45 and JB in Paris. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Christ Lutheran Church to host spaghetti dinner

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will take place Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 24929 75th St., Paddock Lake. All are welcome. Complete dinner (salad, garlic bread and beverages) is $5: ages 6-12 $3; age 5 and under are free. Also serving take-out. To order, call 843-2631 before 6:30 p.m. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to report of possible gas leak

At 9:22 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department is responding to a report of a smell of natual gas and a possible gas leak in the 2300 block of Haerle Avenue, Twin Lakes. UPDATE 9:46 a.m. — Gas company responding to scene. Will be requested to shut off gas service at the meter. View Larger Map […]

Lake Shangri-la to host football and meat raffle and chili cook-off

The Lake Shangri-la Community Center will host a football ticket and meat raffle and a chili contest Dec. 5. The chili contest will be at 11 a.m. with the raffles following at noon. The center is located at 22112 121st St. The football tickets are for the San Francisco-Green Bay game and the Chicago-Detroit game. See for more […]

Twin Lakes PD responds to two crashes Saturday

The Twin Lakes Police Department responded to two traffic crashes Saturday. The first was reported to the department at just after midnight Saturday morning. A resident of the area reported to the PD that a vehicle had run off the road and into the ditch at Indian Point Road and Waldeck Drive, Twin Lakes. The vehicle drove out of the ditch, […]

Units responding to possible burning violation

At 12:20 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a report of a possible burning violation at 81st Street and 249th Avenue. UPDATE 12:41 p.m. — Units returning to quarters. Homeowner was advised that burning building materials is not allowed. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Twin Lakes sends $1,500 to The Sharing Center

The Twin Lakes Village Board agreed to give $1,500 from the current year’s budget to The Sharing Center,. The board approved the action unanimously at its meeting last Monday. Lynn Biese, the center’s director, made an appeal for the funds at the meeting. She said the  money was needed to help the organization meet an anticipated shortfall in operating funds for this […]

Expert working with Wilmot teachers on making information stick

Jane E. Pollock recently began her first of four visits to Wilmot Union High School for the 2010-11 school year. Pollock is working with a cohort of teachers on lesson strategies that are designed to “fire the neurons” of students in order to make information stick. Pollock specializes in teaching and supervising learning and she […]

Deputies responding to crash at Highways C and W

At 9:43 p.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of two-vehicle crash at Highways C and W in Wilmot. Dispatch reports the scene is blocking the intersection. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to hunter accident at Bong

At 12:26 p.m., sheriff’s deputies and Salem and Silver Lake rescue units are responding to a report of a hunter with a gunshot injury at Richard Bong State Recreation Area, Brighton. The hunter is in the vicinity of Vern Wolf Lake, dispatch reported. UPDATE 12:29 p.m. — Salem Fire/Rescue ATV at the Wilmot station being dispatched to scene. […]

Central to open new entrance/exit again this Monday

Bad weather got in the way of the new Central High school entrance/exit onto Highway 83 staying open last week. The school did open the new drive on Monday, with it seeing limited use by drivers. Then severe weather that afternoon set back We Energies ability to complete installation of street lights at the intersection and the road was closed for […]

County health department urges pertussis and flu vaccinations

The Kenosha County Health Department urges residents to get vaccinated for pertussis (whooping cough) and seasonal flu. Pertussis is a highly contagious and sometimes fatal bacterial lung infection which has dramatically increased in the past decade. It spreads from person to person through coughs or sneezes. Pertussis causes severe coughing spells (which can last four weeks or longer) […]

HOPE Council to host impact panel on drinking and driving

The HOPE Council invites community members to attend an Impact Panel on Monday, Dec. 6, so that they may hear powerful messages from individuals who have been impacted by drinking and driving. The Impact Panel begins at 6:30 p.m. (late admittance is not permitted) and is held at Gateway Technical College’s Madrigrano Auditorium, 3520 30th Ave., Kenosha. Pre-registration is required as […]

Brrrrr cold temps expected tonight and tomorrow a.m.

Planning on hitting some of those Black Friday sales early Friday morning? Maybe be out early enough to be standing in line to get into your favorite store right away? Dress warm! The National Weather Service predicts low temps in the teens for tonight. ShareTweet0 Shares

Happy Thanksgiving …

Whether you spend it West of the I or somewhere else, may you have a Happy Thanksgiving. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to crash on I-94

At 10:21 p.m., sheriff’s deputies, Bristol Fire and Rescue and Pleasant Prairie Fire Department responding to a report of a crash with injuries in the 12700 block of I-94, Bristol. UPDATE 10:23 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports only one injury; requesting one rescue squad. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Bristol receives sign for water award

Bristol officials were formally recognized for their water protection efforts Monday. A representative of the Water Star program presented officials with a large sign and a certificate naming Bristol a Water Star community. Bristol is the first municipality in Kenosha County to earn the distinction. The Water Star program honors cities, villages, towns and counties that have taken important steps […]

Snow possible today, but no accumulation expected

The National Weather Service says we may get snow today, but they do not expect any accumulation. The Thanksgiving Day forecast calls for no rain or snow, but temperatures that will be falling through the day from a high of 36. We could have a low of 17  Thursday night. ShareTweet0 Shares

Salem sixth graders present Egyptian burial ceremony

Salem School sixth graders showed their in-depth knowledge of the rituals associated with an ancient Egyptian royal burial ceremony at a demonstration for students and parents Tuesday morning at the school. Students acted out all aspects of the ceremony within the context of a play that had a group of modern day children discovering their ancient Egyptian roots. Besides the large cast of  sixth […]

National Weather Service confirms ef1 tornado hit Union Grove

The tornado that started in very northern Kenosha County and caused substantial damage in the Union Grove area has been confirmed by the National Weather Service as  a level ef1 tornado. More info, including a map of the path and some damage photos from Union Grove, are available here. ShareTweet0 Shares

Twin Lakes passes tax levy with .4 percent increase

The Twin Lakes Village Board passed a tax levy Monday night for 2011 with a .4 percent tax increase. But even that slight increase should feel like a 0 percent increase to most village property taxpayers, said village administrator David Cox. That’s because the the increase is due to new development in the community and should only […]

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