Posts from ‘March, 2011’

Units responding to one-vehicle crash in Paris

At about 7:45 a.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of crash on Highway 142 near Highway A. one car in ditch. One person at scene reporting back injury, dispatch says. UPDATE 8:01 a.m. — Somers Rescue responding for aid at request of Paris personnel. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Wilmot HS seeking participants for vision events

Wilmot High School is looking for participants for two evetns that will help the school district develop a plan for its future. Says a press release issued by the district office: The Vision Workshop, held on May 24 and June 1, from 6-8 p.m. each evening, will be used to define what Wilmot will look like in five […]

Inch of snow possible tonight

How much snow might Western Kenosha County see tonight? About an inch overnight, says the National Weather Service. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to pick-up versus tree crash

At about 10:20 p.m., deputies and Salem Fire/Rescue are responding to a report of a pick-up truck that has hit a tree in the 23200 block of Highway C, Salem. UPDATE 10:30 p.m. — Deputy at scene reports two vehicles in south ditch. UPDATE 10:32 p.m. — Deputy reports that one vehicle has major damage, is in […]

Deputy responding to crash at Highways 83 and C

At about 10:07 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a crash near Highway 83 and Highway C. Dispatch reports that crash involves a truck that is off the road on the south side of the Highway. UPDATE 10:11 p.m. — Another caller passing by scene reports icy road conditions, dispatch says. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Deputy responding to crash at Highways 50 and P

At about 9:35 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a cash at Highway 50 and P (Slades Corners area) in Wheatland. UPDATE 9:51 p.m. — Crash scene is actually on Highway P north of Highway 50, deputy reports. UPDATE 9:54 p.m. — Driver has got vehicle out of ditch. View Larger […]

Sheriff’s Department gives notice of sex offender release

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is making notification of the release of convicted sex offender Charles W. Keys into Western Kenosha County. Keys “forced sexual acts upon an adult female acquaintance and also touched a 10-year-old female relative under her clothing on her private areas,” a bulletin from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department said. Keys was […]

Emergency Management advises residents to leave areas that flood

Residents of areas effected by flooding in Western Kenosha County are being advised by Kenosha County Emergency Management to seek alternative shelter as the Fox River is forecast to crest at over 12.5 feet. Flood stage for the river at the New Munster measuring station is 10 feet. “Residents are urged to take extreme caution […]


Hey it’s snowing – again! ShareTweet0 Shares

Deer may have been killed by lightning strike

Were a group of deer in Salem killed Sunday by lightning? Let’s hope so in a way.  Any other explanation might be kind of creepy or scary even. Note: Sorry that the link did not come through when this was posted earlier. — DH ShareTweet0 Shares

Crash at Highways 50 and 83/75 takes out traffic light

At about 4:46 p.m., I came across a crash on Highway 83 at Highway 50 (Brass Ball Corners), Paddock Lake. I could see one car being prepared to be towed. The traffic signal mounted on the Highway 83 south median had been knocked down. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to Central for injured student

At 10:49 a.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a report of a teenager complaining of back pain and a bump on the back of the head at Central High School in Paddock Lake. UPDATE at about 11:05 a.m. — Patient to be transported to hospital by ambulance. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Twin Lakes Library Committee to meet April 13

The Twin Lakes Library Committee has set a tentative meeting date of April 13, village administrator David Cox said Monday. The village’s future as a member of the Community Library system has been in question since late last year, when the village began considering separating from the joint municipality system and creating its own village library. Last […]

6th grade girls Westosha Youth Basketball takes first at Lake Geneva

The sixth grade girls Westosha Youth Basketball team took first place in the Lake Geneva Basketball tournament on Sunday, March 20. They beat Bigfoot in the championship game 22-12. This is the fourth tournament they have won this year, also taking the Consolation Championship in two other tournaments. Team members are: Devin Coleman, Todora Lux, Baylee […]

Gunsmith shop wins Twin Lakes Village Board OK

A proposal to operate a gunsmith shop at 475 Lincoln Drive, unit 106, Twin Lakes received the approval of the Twin Lakes Village Board Monday night. The shop’s owner, Jim Hodges, is seeking permission to sell classic, “high-end” and competition/match grade weapons and accessories, as well as repair and customize similar firearms. The approval was contingent on a number of […]

Central forensics students advance to state festival

Central High School’s forensics team advanced 23 of their 24 vying entrants to the Wisconsin High School Forensics Association’s State Festival to be held in Madison on April 16. To move on, students had to receive at least two scores of 20 out of a possible 25 points from three judges. Those students going to […]

Possibility of snow re-enters forecast for this week

As if to not let us forget that it’s still March, there’s a slight chance of snow Wednesday and Friday this week, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Only Thursday is free of a forecast of a chance of precipitation of some sort. And temps? Welcome back 40 and 30s. ShareTweet0 Shares

Flood Warning

The National Weather Service in Sullivan has issued a Flood warning for the Fox River near New Munster. At 3 P.M the stage was 9.6 feet and flood stage is 10 feet. The forecast is to rise above flood stage by late tomorrow and continue to 10.5 feet by early Wednesday. Water is already near […]

Storm causes traffic light outage

6:57 p.m. Kenosha County dispatch reports traffic lights out on Highway 50 and Hwy P due to the thunderstorm ShareTweet0 Shares

Possible domestic violence in Salem

1:50 p.m. Kenosha County dispatched Salem Rescue and Trevor Fire departments to 118th Street in Salem for a woman with head pain and heart issues. Woman called 911 to report that her husband was throwing a TV around the house and hit her with the TV, he has since left the residence. Additional report indicates […]

Second candidate emerges for Paris School Board

Where there once were no candidates for Paris School Board this April there now are two. Mike Cavalenes announced this week that he is running as a write-in candidate for the one position on the board to be filled in April. Earlier this month, Doug Boss announced he would be running a write-in candidacy for the position. Incumbent board President Leslie Holloway […]

Job’s Daughters to host pancake breakfast

Job’s Daughters Bethel 79 is hosting an all-you-can eat Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2011 at Washburn Masonic Lodge, 8102 199th Ave., Bristol. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for kids (age 12 and under) and seniors. The cost includes milk, coffee and sausage. Job’s Daughters is a […]

Local Holocaust survivor speaks to Wheatland Center students

Paul Argiewicz, a Holocaust survivor who lives in Paddock Lake, recently visited Wheatland Center School. Argiewicz was accompanied by his wife, Cheryl, and Deanne Joseph Ebner, author of the book Number 176520: The Story of Paul Argiewicz—A Teenage Holocaust Survivor. Together, the three of them shared Argiewicz’s personal stories with WCS middle school students, parents, and […]

Armed motorcylists reported to be driving in Silver Lake area

12:15 p.m. Kenosha County dispatch is sending out a squad to investigate three Harley Davidson-type Motorcyclists driving along Highway F and B, near the Silver Lake Dairy Queen. All reported to be wearing black face masks and driving with rifles strapped to their shoulders. Two deputies on enroute to scene. UPDATE 1:16p.m. — while initially […]

Boy Scouts hosting pancake breakfast and silent auction Sunday

Boy Scout Troop 329 will host a pancake breakfast and silent auction Sunday, March 20 from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The breakfast will be held at Holy Cross Church-Wilmot (former Holy Name Church), Highways C and B, Wilmot. Served will be all you can eat pancakes. There also will be eggs, sausage, juice, milk and […]

Providence annual auction and raffle is April 9

Providence Catholic School’s  12th Annual Auction will be on Saturday, April 9. The evening begins at 5 p.m. and continues until 11 p.m. A Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby theme and free admission with free hors d’ oeuvres top the evening. The event includes a spring raffle give away of  $15,000 in cash prizes […]

Salem School to see staff retirements

The following Salem School staff have given their retirement notice: Dennis Kelly, a gym teacher. Judy Power, a first grade teacher. Merien Rebicek, a fourth grade teacher. Claire Zalubowski, reading specialist. Ellen Gutknecht, an art teacher. Peter Geissal, district business manager.   ShareTweet0 Shares

Mr. Wilmot 2011 coverage

The annual Mr. Wilmot contest was held Thursday night at the Lance G. Haas Auditorium for the Performing Arts at Wilmot High School. The full house watched the eight contestants perform in the categories of dance solo, casual wear, sports wear, vocal solo and talent. In the end, Sean Meehan took top honors with Kerry John Kerros in second. The […]

Units responding to fire alarm in Twin Lakes

At 10:20 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department is responding to a report of a fire alarm in an equipment room in the 400 block of Lincoln Drive. UPDATE 10:50 a.m. — Units clearing scene. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

A Word from Our Sponsors: Edenhofer Law will donate to Adopt-a-Highway helpers

Edenhofer Law Offices, S.C. is looking for non-profit or church organizations in the area to participate with the Adopt-A-Highway this spring, summer and fall. The firm has a few openings left for groups to sign up to clean the portion of the county highways adopted by Edenhofer Law Offices, S.C.. Each group who participates will […]

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