Posts from ‘December, 2010’

Wheatland FD, Twin Lakes Rescue responding for mutual aid

At about 6:25 p.m., the town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue are responding to a request for mutual aid for the Bloomfield Fire Department, which is fighting a fire in the 1500 block of Center Drive. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Salem to hold special meeting Christmas Eve morning

The Salem Town Board will be holding a special Town Board meeting at 8 a.m., Friday, Christmas Eve. The posted agenda contains the following three items: Discussion and possible action to establish a policy or resolution with regard to where supervisors are allowed to engage citizens in Town of Salem public building during regular open hours. Discussion and possible […]

Valentine: No changes for Making Salem Better

Salem town Chairman Linda Valentine said she plans no changes for her Making Salem Better Google Group website in the wake of action taken Tuesday by the Salem Town Board to distance the town from the site. The Salem Town Board, following a closed session at a special meeting Tuesday night, voted 4 to 1 to request that Chairman Linda Valentine discontinue her […]

Synthetic marijuana ban passes in Twin Lakes

The Twin Lakes Village Board has made a ban on the sale and/or possession of synthetic marijuana within the village official. The ban on the substance, which had been sold at at least two village businesses, will officially take place after the ordinance is published, which was expected to happen Dec. 26, David Cox, village administrator, said at Monday’s […]

Salem Town Board asks chairman to discontinue Making Salem Better website

The Salem Town Board, following a closed session at a special meeting Tuesday night, voted 4 to 1 to request that Chairman Linda Valentine discontinue her Google group website Making Salem Better. Valentine voted against the move. Here are the draft minutes of the meeting (which were supplied by Valentine). The site, for which people must apply […]

Rescue units heading to Central High School for fainting person

At 1:46 p.m., Salem Fire/rescue is responding to Central High School, Paddock Lake, for a female student who has fainted. UPDATE 1:47 p.m. — Deputy on the scene says the student may have had a seizure and is now conscious and breathing. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Central basketball boys defeat Badger

Photos by David Thoss The Central Falcons visited Lake Geneva Badger Tuesday in an SLC game. The Falcons won 59-53. The Falcons brought along a lot of fans, dressed in Christmas themed outfits, to bring cheer to the Falcons. The opening quarter saw the Falcons stay close at 10-9 after one. Despite a number of […]

Crash closes I-94 in Racine County

At 5:28 a.m., the southbound lanes of Interstate 94 in Racine County from Highway K (the Racine Highway K) to Highway KR (the county line) have been shut down because of a crash. There may have been two separate crashes involving as many as 19 cars. Suffice to say that road conditions are still very slick in places. Here’s […]

Roads slick, deputies reporting

At about 7:55 p.m., deputies are beginning to report various roads, such as Highway K, as having slick spots. Highway crews are out salting, but probably best to assume you’re driving on ice, even if it doesn’t look like it. ShareTweet0 Shares

Dense fog advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for the area until 9 p.m. this evening. The fog will be cleared by a cold front that will come into the area later. In the meantime, the fog will aggravate seeing slick patches on local roads. ShareTweet0 Shares

Wheatland buys new squad for constable

The Wheatland Town Board has approved the purchase of a new squad car to be used by the town constable. The town will pay $14,050 plus trade-in of its current 2007 Dodge Charger squad to Martins Garage, Inc., Union Grove. The town is purchasing a 2011 Dodge Charger Police RWD vehicle. The action was taken at a special […]

Snow update: 2.25 inches and some ice

As of about 6:30 a.m.  Tuesday morning, the West of the I weather railing had accumulated another quarter inch of snow since 11 p.m., along with a nice glazing of  ice. As for shoveling, I give this snow fall a 8 on a scale of 10, 10 being the easiest to shovel. The light crust […]

Snow report: 2 inches

The National Weather Service forecast for snow accumulation may have been a little low. The West of the I weather railing has already accumulated 2 inches of snow by 11:15 p.m. ShareTweet0 Shares

Twin Lakes splits $1,500 donation between The Sharing Center and Twin Lakes Food Pantry

The Twin Lakes Village Board reconsidered its earlier action to donate $1,500 to The Sharing Center and decided instead to donate $750 to the Twin Lakes Food Pantry and $750 to The Sharing Center. The action came after about 20 minutes of discussion, including one speaker during citizens comments. The board originally made the donation on […]

Deputies responding to report of crash at Highways C and MB

At 9:42 p.m., deputies are responding to a report of a crash on Highway C at about Highway MB. UPDATE 9:44 p.m — Deputy on scene reports that one vehicle involved and it is in the ditch. No injuries. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to report of crash on Highway U

At 9:36 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding to a report of a crash with injuries in the 12200 block of Highway U. UPDATE 9:40 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports that single car involved and is in the ditch with flashers on. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding as mutual aid to Antioch

At 5:25 p.m., engines from Salem Fire/Recue, Salem and  Trevor stations and Bristol Fire Department are responding to Antioch as mutual aid to cover Antioch stations. Dispatch reports that Antioch has a house fire in progress. ShareTweet0 Shares

Paul Ryan rates high in Google zeitgeist review

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, who represents Western Kenosha County in Congress, certainly is mentioned a lot more these days on cable news programs. But an interesting insight into just how much his star is rising is provided by Google’s zeitgeist report. The report is a review of popular search topics from the search engine giant. […]

Crash reported on Highway 50 under I-94

At 7:56 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy reports that he was flagged down at the scene of a crash in the westbound lanes of Highway 50 under the Interstate 94 overpass. The deputy reports that traffic is blocked. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to crash at Highways B and NN

At 7:24 a.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding toa  report of a crash at Highways B and NN, Brighton. Dispatch reports that crash involves a car and a dump truck. The vehicles are partially blocking the road. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Ice, snow accumulation forecast for today and tonight

The National Weather Service forecast for our area calls for snow and ice today and tonight. The forecast calls for snow to start falling after 3 p.m., with less than a half inch of daytime accumulation. Snow is to continue tonight, perhaps collecting an inch or two and then start changing to icy drizzle as the night goes on. The freezing […]

Bristol Fire Department receives grant for pediatric equipment

The General Federation of Women’s Club-Wisconsin‘s, in alliance with Emergency Medical Services for Children-Wisconsin, is working on a project to equip Wisconsin’s EMS ambulance departments with critical pediatric equipment. GFWC-WI and the Milwaukee Brewers Community Foundation, Inc. have awarded a grant to the Bristol Fire Department to create a Pediatric Jump Kit Bag (“Ped Bag”) […]

Wisconsin Bookworms help children discover reading

The Wisconsin Bookwormsâ„¢ program has been helping children discover good books and the benefits of reading for nearly 13 years, providing more than 500,000 free books to pre-schoolers who otherwise might not have the chance to own books. Kenosha County is a member of this unique partnership between the Wisconsin Association for Home and Community Education […]

Pringle Nature Center to host solstice hike

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave. (Highway MB), Bristol will be holding a Candlelight Full Moon Night Hike & Winter Solstice Celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring the entire family out to celebrate the Winter Solstice and learn about the solstice and burn a Yule log. Participants will also […]

Units responding to crash at Highways 83 and SA

At 12:26 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue from the Salem and Trevor stations and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash with injuries at Highways 83 and SA, Salem. UPDATE 12:28 p.m. — First responder at scene is asking for an additional rescue squad. UPDATE 12:33 p.m. — Flat-bed tow trucks being called for […]

Santa visits Paddock Lake Village Hall

It may seem like Santa has been everywhere in Western Kenosha County over the last few weekends, but he still had rounds to make. Today, Santa visited with children at Paddock Lake Village Hall. He was escorted through town on a Salem Fire/Rescue truck. The children who visited with Santa also received a stocking filled with fun items. There were […]

Randall and Lakewood schools students get to Shop with a Hero

The Twin Lakes Professional Police/Dispatcher Association and the Twin Lakes Fire Department/Rescue Squad Association teamed up for the seventh annual “Shop With A Hero” event Saturday, at the Wal-Mart Super Center in Lake Geneva. The departments brought 30 students, 15 from Lakewood School and 15 from Randall School, and allow each student to purchase $150 in […]

Units responding to report of crash with injuries at Highways F and SA

At 3:54 p.m., deputies and Salem Fire/Rescue are responding to a report of crash with injuries at Highways F and SA. Dispatch reports that crash involves a truck that hit a tree. One patient at scene appears to have a facial injury. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Community Library municipal summit delayed

A meeting at which the member municipalities of the Community Library were to address changes to the agreement sought by Twin Lakes will likely not happen until January. That was the assessment of Paddock Lake village President Marlene Goodson, who is hosting the meeting and has been trying to find a suitable date for municipal representatives and their attorneys […]

Bulldog team donates coaches’ gift money to The Sharing Center

The Western Kenosha County Youth Football League Bulldog Middleweight Superbowl Championship team this past year had an undefeated season, 12-0. But the audible they called on how to use money collected for coaches gifts was another great call. The team decided to donate the money they were planning on using for coaches’ gifts to the Sharing Center. The […]

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