Posts from ‘May, 2011’

Bristol nixes helicopter ordinance

The Bristol Village Board has rejected a proposed ordinance controlling helicopters in the village. The action came at the regular Village Board meeting Monday night. It was approved unanimously with Trustee Carolyn Owens absent. The ordinance was proposed by staff in reaction to complaints from a resident who objected to helicopter landings at a local restaurant. The ordinance would have required helicopter pilots not landing […]

County announces limited hours for KD Park

The above photos were from an open house at KD Park held last fall. A schedule of limited operating hours and days in 2011 for Kenosha County’s KD Park were announced today. The schedule will be: The park will be open from 7 a.m. to dusk on: May 28, 29 and 30. June 4 and 5. June 18 and 19. […]

Units responding to possible gas leak

At 11:08 a.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a report of a possible gas leak in the 24700 block of 82nd Street. A well digger working on the scene believes he may have hit a line because he smells gas, dispatch reports. UPDATE 11:15 a.m. — Fire units staging at scene. Struck line may be an old, inactive main, […]

Pringle to host composting workshop

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be hosting a UW-Extension Composting Workshop on Saturday, May 28, from 1 to 2 p.m. Learn from a Master Gardener the basics of composting and vermiculture as well as how simple it is to start your own. Home composting yard materials and certain food scraps can provide […]

Central HS dedicates tennis courts

Central High School held a dedication for its tennis courts Sunday. The courts were one of the last pieces of the facilities project to be completed. The project was funded by a multi-million referendum approved by voters in January 2009. Conducting the ceremony were athletic director Kris Allison, district administrator Scott Pierce and tennis coaches […]

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

At 7:28 p.m, a severe thunderstorm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for an area that includes Kenosha County. The warning is in effect until 8:15 p.m. Storms, moving from the west at over 65 mph, are expected to be over Twin Lakes at around 7:35 pm. and in Salem/Paddock Lake at about 7:40 […]

Units responding for alarm

At 6:33 p.m., Randall and Twin Lakes fire departments and Twin Lakes Rescue are responding to a report of a residential fire alarm in the 40400 block of 97th Street, Randall. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Tornado Watch issued for county

At 2:05 p.m., the National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Kenosha County and 35 other Wisconsin counties. The watch is in effect until 10 p.m. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to crash in Camp Lake

At 11:28 a.m., sheriff’s deputies and Salem Fire/Rescue-Wilmot Station are responding to a report of a crash in the 9200 block Highway AH/SA. UPDATE 11:31 a.m. — One person reportedly trapped in vehicle, dispatch reports. Vehicle may have struck a tree. UPDATE 11:33 a.m. — Additional ambulance being called to scene. Flight for Life medical […]

Units responding for motorcycle crash

At 10:07 a.m., Randall Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue are responding to a report of a motorcycle crash in the 12400 block of Fox River Road, Randall. Dispatch reports that the crash involves a 65-year-old male who hit a guard rail. He is conscious and breathing, but injured. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Thunderstorms likely tonight

The National Weather Service forecast includes a chance of isolated thunderstorms today and more likely thunderstorms for our area tonight. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for structure fire in Silver Lake

At 7:14 p.m., units from several are fire area departments are responding to  a report of a structure fire in the 800 bock of Glenwood Drive, Silver Lake. Departments responding include: Silver Lake, Randall and Twin Lakes. UPDATE 7:15 p.m. — Personnel on scene reports that inside of home is “engulfed” in kitchen area. UPDATE 7:28 p.m. — Owners on way to scene. UPDATE 7:31 p.m. — Traffic […]

Units responding for burning complaint

At 7 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue-Trevor station units are rsponding tot eh 11500 block of 277th Avenue, Trevor for a burning complaint. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Flight for Life landing in Twin Lakes

At 6:47 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department personnel are being dispatched to staff a landing zone at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church for the Flight for Life medical transport helicopter. This apparently relates to one of the two medical calls Twin Lakes Rescue has had in the last 30 minutes or so. ShareTweet0 Shares

Paddock Lake clean-up day and Green Expo today

Paddock Lake’s annual spring clean up day will be May 21, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. This is village residents chance to dispose of bulky items and non-Freon appliances at no charge. Please be sure to remove fluids from lawn mowers and grass whips.  As in years past roll off dumpsters will be located […]

Pringle to host invasive species workday

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave. (Highway MB), Bristol will be having an Invasive Species Workday on Saturday, May 28, 9 a.m. to noon. Help to continue to restore the center’s Oak Savanna and Prairie areas. Participants will be cutting down buckthorn, multiflora rose, and other invasive plants. This also helps create open spaces in […]

Randall School choir singing at Miller Park video

The Randall Consolidated School 6-7-8th grade choruses sang the National Anthem before a Brewers game at Miller Park last week. There is no description I could write of how well they did that could match hearing it for yourself. Thanks to this video, you can: The combined choruses featured 89 students. Thanks to music teacher Katy Diaz […]

Wilmot HS advanced web design students compete to create real world website

Students in Travis Wetzel’s Advanced Website Design class created websites for a catering business, Four Seasons Catering. Briana Yonushatis (senior) and Zack Stryjewski (junior) created the winning website, which you can see at Adam Fitzgerald’s (sophomore) website was also in the final round of the class contest. The website began as a project in […]

Central HS names new boys basketball coach

Dave Sjong has been hired as the Central High School head boys basketball coach, athletic director Kris Allison announced Thursday. Sjong was the assistant varsity coach last season and filled in for the last few games as interim coach. Sjong was previously the boys assistant coach at Catholic Central High School and the girls assistant coach at […]

A word from our sponsors: Wilmot Raceway video

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Kiwanis Jack of Spades drawing pot at $1,500

The Westosha Kiwanis Club Jack of Spades weekly drawing pot stands at $1,500. Tickets for the drawing are $1 and can be purchased at Drifters in Paddock Lake or 75th Street Inn in Salem. The proceeds from the  drawing fund Westosha Kiwanis Club community service projects . This fundraiser has a progressive pot and will […]

Steitz announces Senate run

Jonathan Steitz has added his name to the people who will run against state Sen. Robert Wirch in a recall election. Steitz, a local attorney , made the official announcement of his candidacy Wednesday at a press conference in Pleasant Prairie. Here’s some video of the announcement from freelance journalist Mike Gordon: Here’s a brief interview with […]

Registration is Saturday for Salem summer recreation program

Another registration for Salem’s new summer recreation program will be held Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to noon at Salem Town Hall, 9814 Antioch Road. The town, in partnership with 5 Star Sports is excited to offer summer sports camps this year. The camps are focused on physical activity, skill building, and fun. Camps will be […]

Students participate in Law Day activities

State Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Randall), representing the Kenosha County legislative delegation, participated in the annual Kenosha County Law Day at the State Capitol. The event is held each year to provide students with the opportunity to learn more about law enforcement, and local and state government. Sponsored by the Kenosha County Council of the American […]

Units responding to CO alarm

At 8:49 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a sounding CO alarm in the 25000 block of 113th Street. ShareTweet0 Shares

Emergency crews conducting drill

If at about 4:45 p.m. or so you are seeing a lot of emergency response from fire departments — especially heading in the direction of Highways 31 and A — it is likely related to a drill being conducted at Petrifying Springs County Park. The drill is a full-scale exercise that will test the ability of area […]

Units responding for gas spill

At 4:37 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department is responding to a report of a gas spill at a gas station on North Lake Avenue. ShareTweet0 Shares

Pringle to host campfire talk on monarchs

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave. (Highway MB), Bristol will be having a Saturday Night Campfire Talk – Monarchs on Saturday, May 21, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Around the campfire, participants will learn about the natural world around us. Topics vary each talk. In case of inclement weather, the talk will be held in the […]

Bristol Progress Days seeking parade entries

The Progress Days Parade Committee would like to extend an invitation to you to be in its parade. This year will be the festival’s 42nd year. The date is July 10. The theme for this year is: Bristol: United We Stand 2011! The parade starting time is 12:30 p.m.  and organizers hope to have you in line […]

Lakeland Legends 10U win tournament

The Lakeland Legends 10U softball team won their second tournament for the season in Fox Lake, Illinois at the Dawg Pound Classic on Sunday, May 15. MVP winners throughout the tournament were Kayla Kerkman, Becca Edwards, Danielle Gulliford and Andrea Edquist. Danielle Gulliford earned the MVP of the tournament with her two homeruns. Players on […]

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