Posts from ‘February, 2011’

Randall School students will Jump Rope For Heart this week

Students at Randall School are jumping this week at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. The school is holding its 15th bi-annual Jump Rope For Heart event. In 2009, Randall School raised over $11,000 which was the highest in Kenosha County and one of the […]

KASA t-ball and softball sign-up is under way

KASA slow pitch softball and t-ball registration is going on now. An in-person registration will take place  Saturday, Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Salem School, Highways AH and 83. Please call Jim at 262-220-5682 or Kathie at 262-220-9055 or email for any questions or concerns. ShareTweet0 Shares

Paddock Lake to host bingo night

Paddock Lake will be having a bingo night on Friday, Feb. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Village Hall, 6969 236th Ave. Kids and adults are welcome to enjoy a night of free bingo, food, fun and prizes. Donations of pet food for Safe Harbor Humane Society also will be accepted. Call Karen Harris at 843-2713 […]

Services set for Twin Lakes police lieutenant

Twin Lakes police Chief Dale Racer has issued the following press release: Funeral arrangements for Lt. John J. Andrews of the Twin Lakes Police Department, who died in an off-duty, one-vehicle accident on Saturday, Feb. 19, in Racine County, are as follows: Visitation will be held at the Hales Corners Lutheran Church, 12300 West Janesville Road, Hales Corners, […]

Snow update: About 2 inches

Overnight, we got about 2 inches of snow at HQ. The National Weather Service says the snow should become flurries by about 8 a.m. But that’s not it for precipitation for the week. Rain/snow is in the forecast for Wednesday and then there’s a chance of snow each day through Saturday. The best chance […]

Effort to reconsider Mills apartment building in Twin Lakes fails

An effort to reconsider approval by the Twin Lakes Village Board of a concept for a 24-unit senior apartment building with commercial space on the first  floor for a downtown site failed at Monday’s Village Board meeting. Trustee Michael Moran made the motion to reconsider the earlier granted approval of the concept for the building being proposed by […]

Wilmot baseball hosting wiffle ball tourney

The Wilmot Baseball Program is hosting a wiffle ball tournament as a fundraiser for the baseball program on March 11, 12 and 13 at Wilmot High School. There will be three divisions: 10U, 12U, and 14U. Registration deadline is set for March 6. Contact Josh Pye at or at 210-5797 to register or for more […]

Twin Lakes PD lieutenant dies in car crash

Twin Lakes Police Lt. John Andrews died in a one-car crash in Racine County Saturday. Here is a statement on Andrews’ death released by Twin Lakes police Chief Dale Racer on Sunday: It is with deepest regrets that this department announces the death of Patrol Lieutenant John J. Andrews. Lieutenant Andrews succumbed to injures he sustained in a one […]

‘Four Seasons Gardening in Wisconsin’ topic for Feb. 24 talk

UW-Extension and Stein Gardens & Gifts are pleased to announce that Nicholas Staddon, director of New Plant Introductions for Monrovia Growers, will present “Four Seasons Gardening in Wisconsin” to the public on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m at the Kenosha County Center (Highways 45 and 50) Bristol. In addition, there will be a reception for […]

Winter storm warning and flooding warning on for area

The West of the I area is getting a double whammy of weather related warnings tonight. A flood warning continues. The Fox River was observed at 11.6 feet this afternoon at the New Munster measuring station. Flood stage is 10 feet. The current forecast calls for the river to crest at just under 12 feet tomorrow. New is a […]

Salem School D.A.R.E graduation coverage

Salem School held its D.A.R.E. graduation Friday. D.A.R.E stands for drug abuse resistance education. The program, lead by sheriff’s Deputy Raymond Rowe, teaches fifth graders the dangers of using alcohol and drugs and a lot of other lessons along the way such as respect for parents and building good character. With 110 graduates, the Salem program is the largest […]

Emergency management urges extreme caution as Fox rises

The National Weather Service  has forecast that the Fox River will rise from its current flood stage of 10.03 Feet (12:15 PM 02/18/11) and will crest at 11.0 Feet by (02/20/11), then begin falling. The Fox River Height/flow is measured at the New Munster River Gauge in Wheatland. In the Oakwood Shores Subdivision in the […]

Dog parks close due to sloppy conditions

People who use Kenosha County’s dog parks are being asked to check the county’s website before venturing out, county Parks General Manager Jonathan Rudie said. All three of the Kenosha County Dog Parks closed today (Friday, February 18) and will be closed at least through the weekend (Feb. 18-20). With colder temperatures expected on Sunday, […]

Sen. Wirch sighting?

The location of all 14 Democratic state senators continues to be “undisclosed” Friday morning. But if anyone was concerned that the Kenosha County’s senator, Bob Wirch, might be holing up somewhere along, relax. I’m pretty sure that’s the Pleasant Prairie Democrat toward the back there in this screenshot (below) of an interview aired last night on MSNBC’s The […]

Twin Lakes village administrator and police chief recognized for support of National Guard

Twin Lakes village administrator David Cox and police Chief Dale Racer were recognized  for their support of the National Guard at a ceremony Thursday at the police station. Cox and Racer received their awards from Col. (retired) Mike Williams representing the U.S. Defense Department’s Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve program. Cox and Racer were recognized for their support of […]

Progress Days committee offering reward for return of pedal tractor

The Bristol Progress Days Committee is offering a $250 reward for the return of its pedal pull tractor. The tractor was painted blue and had “Bristol Progress Day” on its side when it disappeared last year just before the annual community festival. The tractor is used in a pedal tractor pull, a kid-scaled version of a tractor pull competition. Committee representatives say the reward […]

Wilmot cheerleaders at nationals report

The Wilmot cheerleaders attended the National High School Cheerleading Competition in Orlando, Feb. 10 to Feb. 14. Wilmot competed at the Milwaukee Regional Competition in December. Their first place finish earned them their first ever bid to this prestigious national competition. Wilmot attended along with over 400 teams. The team’s goal was to make it […]

Fog advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a fog advisory for an area that includes Western Kenosha County. It may not look bad right now (at 6:30 a.m.), but the fog is supposed to increase as the morning goes on. It may extend into the afternoon. Oh yes, the high temp today should be about 54. Drizzle too. Looking farther out, snow is back […]

No decision yet on Twin Lakes status with Community Library

The Twin Lakes Village Board seemed poised Wednesday to withdraw from the joint Community Library system, but ultimately deferred a vote after some trustees raised questions and said they would like to see a more definite plan for transition in place. Twin Lakes is currently one of five municipalities that jointly operate the Community Library. The library maintains sites in Salem, Silver Lake and […]

Twin Lakes to consider future in Community Library at special meeting

Note: I am reposting this because I got the day wrong in the original story and omitted the time. Sorry about that! — DH The Twin Lakes Village Board will hold a special meeting Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m., at Village Hall to discuss and possibly act on its continued membership in the Community Library joint […]

Campion, Meier, O’Connell and Peckler-Dziki survive supervisor primary

At 8:53 p.m., early returns in the Salem town supervisor primary show incumbent Joseph Meier with 194 votes, Dan Campion with 171 votes, incumbent Patrick O’Connell with 155 votes, Gail Peckler-Dziki with 117 votes and Jody Keulman-Ress with 82 votes. The top four vote getters will compete to fill two supervisor seats in the April 5 election. UPDATE 9:10 […]

Tesar and Valentine advance in Salem town chairman primary

At 8:46 p.m., early returns show Diann Tesar with a strong lead in the Salem town chairman primary with 171 votes. Second is incumbent chairman Linda Valentine with 93 votes. In third is Dennis Faber with 83 votes and Patrick O’Connell fourth with 49 votes. These totals are with one of two polls reporting preliminary results. The […]

Farrell and Atwood to vie for Bristol village president in April

Early — and quite sparse — vote totals in the Bristol village president primary show Mike Farrell with the lead with 14 votes. Colleen Fisch has 9 votes and Ruth Atwood has 6. This is with one of two polling places reporting preliminary results. The top two vote getters will advance to the April 5 election. Incumbent […]

Units responding to semi fire

At 7:38 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the southbound lanes of Interstate 94 just north of the Highway C off ramp for a report of a semi-tractor trailer on fire. UPDATE 7:41 p.m. — First personnel on scene reports no fire showing. UPDATE 7:45 p.m. — Deputy reports that […]

Paris resident launches write-in candidacy for Central HS board

Central High School has announced that someone has come forward to run for the Paris seat on the School Board for which no one filed candidacy papers to be on the April  ballot. Henry Billingsley filed paperwork with the district stating his intention to run as a write-in. Billingsley is a longtime Paris resident and runs his own […]

Central gymnastics may be cut for lack of team members

If more team members cannot be found, gymnastics at Central High School will likely be dropped for next year, Central athletic and activities director Kris Allison said. The school anticipates only four gymnasts returning next year, Allison said. “We will try to get the numbers up, but if the interest is not there, it costs a whole lot of […]

Crash reported on at I-94 and Highway 50

At 12:28 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is with a crash on the southbound on ramp from Highway 50 to Interstate 94. There are no injuries being reported and damage to the vehicles is minor, according to personnel on the  scene. Involved are a truck and a semi tractor-trailer. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Bingo at Providence School on Feb. 19

Providence Catholic School will have bingo on Feb. 19 at the West Campus located on Highway  X in Brighton. Doors open at 4 p.m. with bingo beginning at 6p.m. A menu of soup and sandwich will be available for purchase. Choice of soups will be chicken noodle or chili. On March 5 a mardi gras […]

Units responding to crashes on I-94

At 6:25 a.m., sheriff’s deputies and Bristol Fire and Rescue are responding to the report of what appears to be two crashes on I-94. Dispatch sent deputies to what appears to be a flipped over vehicle in the median just south of Highway 50. The driver is reportedly injured and laying in the roadway, personnel on the scene reports. There also […]

Pringle is site for Great Backyard Bird Count

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave. (Highway MB), Bristol will be a site for the Great Backyard Bird Count on Saturday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m. to noon. The Great Backyard Bird Count is a joint venture between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Audubon Society where citizen scientists count and identify as best as […]

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