Posts from ‘January, 2011’

Pringle to host “The Great Kapok Tree” hike

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding a Nature Story Time Hike: The Great Kapok Tree on Saturday, Feb. 5, 10 to 11 a.m. Come out for a simply told story about a man who falls asleep while chopping down a kapok tree and how the forest’s inhabitants teach him about the […]

Senior apartment building gets Twin Lakes OK with commercial addition

A concept for a 24-unit senior apartment building downtown received the approval of the Twin Lakes Village Board Wednesday with the addition of commercial space on the first floor. The vote was 5 to 0 with President Howard Skinner abstaining and Trustee Sharon Bower absent. Skinner said he abstained because his auto repair business, Skinner’s Service, is located across the […]

Peer support/education program for grieving children to resume

MargaretAnn’s Place, Wisconsin’s Center of Hope for Grieving Children, is pleased to announce that their Peer Support/Education Group for grieving children and their families residing in western Kenosha and Racine counties will resume on Feb. 14 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Twin Lakes. The group will continue to meet bi-weekly on the second […]

Bristol buys more storage for documents

Faced with the need to store documents — some forever — and no more space for them in the Municipal Building, the Bristol Village Board approved the purchase of a used portable steel storage unit for $8,344 at its Monday meeting. Village administrator Randy Kerkman said office staff has been storing the documents upstairs in the Municipal Building on 83rd Street, but that […]

Salem School spelling bee coverage

Salem School held its annual school-wide spelling bee Monday. Finishing first was Kaylee McNamara. In second was Lucas Ray. Third was Hannah Sweeney. Kaylee spelled “globalization” correctly to win the bee. A classroom champion from each grade third through eighth competed. The other participants were: Cullen Black, Katie Boyd, Anna Chandler, Ashlynne Cooper, Makenzie Cooper, […]

Paris Town Board hears presentation on investments

The Paris Town Board Tuesday heard a presentation from its new lead bank on how it will invest the town’s approximately $18 million in cash reserves. Neil Buchanan, a Johnson Bank vice president, and Mark Oechler, certified financial planner and vice president of Johnson Investment Services, described a portfolio that will sacrifice some liquidity in favor of higher rate of return […]

Silver Lake FD to host baggo tourney on the ice

The Silver Lake Fire Department will host a Baggo Tournament on the ice of Silver Lake, off the village boat launch on Cogswell Drive (across from Silver Lake Auto-BP) this Saturday, Jan. 29. The tournament starts at 12:30 p.m. Tournament entry fees are: $20 a team/$10 a person. Besides baggo, there will be 50/50 raffles as well as food, beer, soda, […]

Bristol contracts with state for I-94 and Highway 50 work

The Bristol Village Board has contracted with the state to complete utility work at the intersection of Highway 50 and Interstate 94. The move, explained village administrator Randy Kerkman, will mean a considerable savings over the village doing the work itself or hiring someone else to do it. The work relates to utility adjustments required by the ongoing I-94 project that is reconfiguring […]

Program aims to assist farm women with investments, estate planning

A new program has been developed to assist farm women who would like to learn more about investment and estate planning for their farm business. The program, called Annie’s Project, Level II is modeled after a widely successful program that started in Illinois and has spread to over 20 states. It is open to Kenosha […]

Units responding to crash on Highway W near Fox River

At 3:16 p.m., police units are responding to report of a crash in the 6300 block of Highway W, Wheatland. UPDATE 3:17 p.m. — Town of Wheatland Fire Department now responding too. Wheatland constable on scene reports no injuries. Fire department being called to help keep vehicle from slipping into the Fox River. Driver in […]

Snowmobile crash sends man to hospital

View Larger Map A crash between two snowmobiles Sunday on the Fox River sent an Illinois man to the hospital via medical transport helicopter. David J. Tahaney, 46, of Round Lake, Ill., was transported from the scene by Flight for Life to an Illinois hospital due to the extent of his injuries. The incident took […]

Gas gelling caused school bus woes Friday for Wheatland

Gelling of diesel fuel in the district fleet of buses was the problem that lead to cancellation of classes last Friday at Wheatland Center School, Jason Tadlock, district administrator, explained in a letter to parents issued today. Here’s the text of the message, which went out via email this morning: ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to report of carbon monoxide poisoning

At about 3:15 p.m., units from Twin Lakes Rescue and the Town of Wheatland Fire Department are responding to a report of a possible carbon monoxide poisoning in a vehicle along Highway 50. The person reporting the problem is parked along the shoulder of the westbound lanes in the 35600 block of Highway 50, Wheatland. View Larger […]

Genoa City Baseball, Softball registration at Randall School Wed.

Genoa City Baseball and Softball registration is currently available at In-person registration will be held at Randall School (Highways F and O , Twin Lakes) on Wednesday, Jan. 26 from 5:30 to  7:30 p.m. Please use entrance around the right side and park in back lot to enter. Baseball fees: Co-ed Instructional 5-6u $50. Baseball […]

Nominations sought for Kenosha County Youth In Governance

Kenosha County Youth In Governance, a youth empowerment program that offers area teens the chance to directly participate in local government and community service, is seeking nominations for outstanding and motivated young people for the 2011 -2012 year. The requirements to participate in Youth in Governance are: Youth must currently be a high school student […]

February workshop to focus on selling at farmers’ markets

If you are a farmer selling at local farmers’ markets or are a market manager interested in helping your vendors and farmers’ market to be successful, the Farmers’ Market Workshop scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 5 is just for you. The Farmers’ Market Workshop, which is open to Kenosha County residents, will provide farmers’ market vendors […]

Tavern League Ice Fishing Party is Feb. 26

The Kenosha County Tavern League will host its seventh annual Ice Fishing Party on Saturday Feb. 26 The party location is at Marino’s Country Aire, New Munster. Doors open at 10 a.m. Fishing will be on all inland Kenosha County waters starting at 4 a.m. and ending at noon. There will be first, second and […]

North Mill Creek/Dutch Gap Canal committee focusing on flooding

The North Mill Creek/Dutch Gap Canal watershed planning committee is focusing on flooding and flood damage at its next meeting on Wed., Jan. 26, 6-8 p.m. at the Lake Villa Public Library, 1001 E. Grand Ave., Lake Villa, IL. Flooding and flood damage are identified as issues in the watershed and will be the topic […]

Eagle Scout project fixes drainage problem at Riverview School

Craig Manarik of Silver Lake recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor recognized by the Boy Scouts of America. He is the son of John and Margaret Manarik who helped organize his Court of Honor Ceremony, which was attended by state Rep. Samantha Kerkman, state Sen. Bob Wirch, and Ross Swartz, owner […]

Pringle to host teacher naturalist volunteer training

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol, will be holding a Teacher Naturalist Volunteer Training from Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 26 to 28. Are you interested in nature and would love to share that curiosity with the next generation? Pringle is offering training sessions to give the knowledge to help the naturalist teach the classes […]

Tickets available for Wilmot HS hoops game at Bradley Center

The Wilmot High School boys basketball team will be playing at the Bradley Center on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 3:15 p.m. against New Berlin Eisenhower. Tickets are $25 to see the Wilmot game and the Milwaukee Bucks game later that night. If you are interested in purchasing tickets please contact Cheryl Kothe at 862-2351 ext. […]

Units responding to report of crash into pole

At 7:58 p.m., Kenosha County sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a car that has driven through a pole in the 2300 block of 312th Avenue, along the Kenosha-Racine County line. UPDATE 8:04 p.m. — Deputy from Racine County being called to scene. UPDATE about 8:25 p.m. — We Energies being called to […]

Blue shovel campaign to benefit The Sharing Center snow fund

The Help Shovel Out The Sharing Center fundraising campaign is under way. This campaign, initiated by local citizens who just want to help out, consists of asking for donations of  $5 in exchange for a token small blue toy shovel. The money raised will go directly into the Snow Plowing Fund at The Sharing Center […]

Workshop designed for farmers market managers

A workshop specifically designed for managers of farmers’ markets is scheduled for Jan. 27-28 and is open to Kenosha County residents. The workshop will include information on topics such as “Keeping Customers Safe: Food Safety and the Market”, “Farmers’ Market Liability and Legal Issues” as well as a discussion on using EBT machine at the […]

Salem School to host celebration night Jan. 27

Salem School will host its third annual Salem Celebration Thursday, Jan. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. with a theme of “We Are Family.” This event is open to the Salem School community and will celebrate “all the terrific things going on in our building,” said Ben Walshire, 4k-fourth grade principal. “We will be showcasing […]

Some roads slick out there. Beware!

The National Weather Service was not forecasting accumulation of  snow this morning in Western Kenosha County, but we certainly saw some in the  area. Reports from the field suggest that roads are deceptively slick in spots. Use caution!  One firsthand report from out of the area related seeing at least “12 accidents along Highway 45 north of I-894.” After noon today, there is not another […]

Ryan chosen to give rebuttal to State of the Union

As perhaps additional evidence of his rising star on the national scene, U.S. Rep Paul Ryan has been chosen to deliver the Republican rebuttal to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday. Ryan’s district includes all of Kenosha County. In a press release issued today, Speaker of the House John Boehner said: Paul Ryan is uniquely qualified […]

Units responding to crash at Highway 50 and 83-north

At about 3:40 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue are responding to a  report of a crash at Highway 50 and Highway 83-north in Wheatland. Some people at the scene are requesting rescue to be checked out, a deputy reports. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for gas smell

At 11:29 a.m., units from Salem Fire/Rescue, Salem and Trevor stations, are responding to a home in the 12600 block of 257th Avenue. An occupant of the home says they smell what they believe to be a natural gas smell in the home. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Malfunctioning buses close Wheatland Center School

Wheatland Center School has cancelled classes today due to the cold causing buses to malfunction. An automated phone call and mass email sent out by the district said: This is a message from the Wheatland School District, Due to the cold weather the buses are not operating properly. We apologize for the delayed notice, but we […]

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