Posts from ‘June, 2011’

Reader submitted storm photos

The storms that moved through the area earlier this evening produced a couple of great photo ops for some local shutterbugs: ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to crash on I-94

At 9:12 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash with injuries in the 1200 block of Interstate 94, southbound lanes. Dispatch reports the vehicle involved is a truck and is on its side. UPDATE 9:15 p.m. — Dispatch reports that car hydroplaned and left the road landing in a ditch. There may be […]

New severe thunderstorm warning issued

At 8:51 p.m., the National Weather Service has issued a new severe thunderstorm warning for Kenosha County. It will be in effect until 9:45 p.m. The storm being watched by the NWS is expected to be in the following locations at the following times: Genoa City and Pell Lake around 9 p.m. Twin Lakes and […]

Units responding to wires down

At 8:11 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue are responding to a report of wires down in the 8800 block of 368th Avenue, Randall. Dispatch reports that wires are down in a front yard and caller reports a burning smell, though now flames seen. ShareTweet0 Shares

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Western Kenosha County until 8 p.m. A severe thunderstrom watch is in effect until 1 a.m. ShareTweet0 Shares

Silver Lake police officers to wash cars for fireworks fund

Silver Lake Police Officers Association Local 325 will be pumping gas and washing cars for donations to the Silver Lake Fireworks Fund on Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Badges, Bubbles and Fuel will take place at the BP Gas Station, 551 N. Cogswell Drive, Silver Lake. ShareTweet0 Shares

Revolutionary War re-enactment coming to Fox River County Park

Rebels and Redcoats on the Fox, a Revolutionary War re-enactment will be coming to Fox River County Park on July 9 and 10. The event is open to the public. Hours on Saturday will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The re-enactment will include various demonstrations and shows […]

Bordertown Bandits 14U Black do well at tournament

The Bordertown Bandits 14U Black team won the consolation bracket at the Northern Ice Tournament in Wauconda, Illinois on June 10-12 The team also received a bid to the USSSA World Series in Orlando, Florida. Team members are: Haley Spoerl, Heidi Holmstrom, Jessica Spahn, Dani Sychowski, Kennedy Clanton, Taylor Schlitz, Amara Leith, Lauren Clark, Sarah Littleton, Kayla […]

Paddock Lake rainbow photo and forecast

Glenda Dupons snapped the above photo of a rainbow over Brass Ball Corners, Paddock Lake, a little before 6 a.m. last Thursday, June 16. From the looks of the current forecast, perhaps area residents will be seeing more rainbows in coming days. The National Weather Service forecast is calling for some chance of rain every […]

Units responding to alarms

At 10 a.m., sheriff’s deputies and units from Salem Fire/Rescue are responding to the 26700 block of 108th Street, Trevor for a residential supervisory/burglary alarm. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

The Sharing Center receives grants from Kenosha Community Foundation

The Kenosha Community Foundation honored one of its own – Howard J. Brown – at its annual Grants Distribution Reception held at Kenosha’s Civil War Museum. Foundation Executive Director Robert Schneider, remembered Brown’s generosity and caring, and noted that contributions to Mr. Brown’s Endowment Fund at the Foundation continue. At the reception, five of the funds managed by […]

Bristol Progress Days banquet tickets on sale

Tickets to the 2011 Progress Days Banquet are now on sale. The annual Progress Days banquet is always held on the first day of the festival — July 8 this year. The location is Parkway Chateau on Highway 50. At the banquet, the Outstanding Citizen winner is announced. The Miss Bristol contestants also participate and […]

Local kids sweep top spots in Silver Lake fishing tournament

On Friday June 10, Silver Lake hosted its second major youth fishing event. About 20 kids participated including five kids from the Silver Lake area. The program was sponsored by the Youth Conservation Alliance and Muskies Inc., where 17 expert and professional fisherman from Illinois & Wisconsin volunteered their boats and time on a Friday […]

Units responding to CO detector

At about 7:05 p.m., the Twin Lakes Fire Department and a Twin Lakes police officer are responding to a report of a carbon monoxide detector sounding in the 100 block of Lynne Drive, Twin Lakes. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Wilmot runner up in state softball tournament

The Wilmot Union High School softball team ended the state tournament as runner up. On Friday, Wilmot defeated Bradford High School from Kenosha 4 to 3. In Saturday’s championship game, the Panthers lost to Stevens Point 2 to 1. Here’s a gallery of photos from Saturday. This is the second consecutive year the team has made it to the state tournament. […]

Units responding to report of burning violation

At about 2:57 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue are responding to a report of a possible burning violation in the 7500 block of 335th Avenue, Lily Lake. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Twin Lakes Movies in the Park to show Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Friday

Twin Lakes Movies in the Park program continues this Friday with a showing of  ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s.’ Movies begin at dusk (approximately 8:15 p.m. this week). This year, all movies (except the Sept. 9 showing) will be in the Lance Park amphitheater area. Movies also are viewable from boats on the lake. Admission is free. This week’s […]

Boy injured on Trampoline in Silver Lake

7:10 p.m. Silver lake fire & rescue called to S 4th Street in Silver Lake to assist a 6-year-old child injured after falling from a trampoline. He is conscious and breathing, but bleeding significantly under his arm. He is being transported to Memorial Hospital in Burlington.   ShareTweet0 Shares

Injured Bicyclist in Bristol

1:40 p.m. Bristol Fire and Rescue on the scene for an injured bicyclist along the 17900 block of Highway C. Female is conscious and breathing, but will require transport to the hospital.   2:01 p.m. Bicyclist being transported to St. Catherine Hospital ShareTweet0 Shares

Dairy Breakfast Boasts Record Attendance

  After the first hour of business, Kenosha County Dairy Ambassador, Rachel Crane knew they had a hit. With perfect weather to encourage early morning diners, the breakfast, held at the Weis-Way Dairy Farm, served 1136 people by 7:30 a.m. “We normally serve about 700-800 by that time,” she said. “I am so excited that […]

A word from our sponsors: Meet the Miller Girls at Wilmot Raceway

Come out and meet the Miller Girls tonight, June 18 at the Wilmot Raceway. They’ll be greeting folks in the midway area near the beer stand from approx 6:30 – 8 p.m. Several door prizes will be handed out as well. It’s Miller Time at Wilmot Raceway this Saturday Night featuring Racing & Rockets, with […]

Twin Lakes Libertyfest is July 1 and 2

Twin Lakes Libertyfest 2011 will take place on Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2. The annual Libertyfest Parade will take place on Saturday, July 2 beginning at  11 a.m. Fireworks begin at dusk on Saturday, July 2. Libertyfest is a fun filled family event. Food, music, games, and vendors are all part of this […]

Brighton Student Hosts Hygiene and Snack Drive

When 13-year-old Katie Castle-Wisman saw the end of the school year approaching, she began to worry that some students at Brighton Elementary might go hungry over the summer. After all, the learned from her mother, Tammy Wisenfski, who works part time at the Westosha Sharing Center that the need for healthy food increases greatly once […]

Silver Lake Ethics Ordinance Passes First Hurdle

After months of work, ethics ordinance 491 passed first reading quickly and without fanfare at Wednesday night’s Silver Lake Village Board meeting. A pleased board accepted the updates to the proposal, which includes setting up a three-member Ethics Commission to handle complaints. Attorney Linda Gray adapted the ordinance to comply with the existing state statutes. […]

Twin Lakes to remain in Community Library System

After hearing the decision on the renewal of the Sand Bar restaurant and tavern license, record crowds dissipated, leaving just two citizens to hear the fate of the Randall/Twin Lakes Library. In a 6-1 vote with Trustee Shirley Bower voting for the withdrawal, the Village Board decided against withdrawing from the Community Library System and […]

Silver Lake Fire Department to host street dance July 15-16

The Silver Lake Fire Department Street Dance will take place this year on July 15 and 16. Activities on Friday, July 15 include: Third Annual Baggo Tournament Registration  at  6 p.m. DJ “Cowboy J” at 5 to 8 p.m. Band “One Night Stand” at 8 p.m. to midnight. Activities on Saturday, July 16: Duck Races at […]

Sand Bar liquor license renewed for season

An overcapacity crowd, predominantly of supporters for renewing the Sand Bar liquor license filled the Village Hall Thursday night. In question was the renewal of the license for the business located on the shores of Lake Elizabeth. Owned by Carlo DiCarlo, the outdoor restaurant and bar operates on nearly 100 percent of DNR owned property. […]

Wilmot softball wins first game in state tournament

The Wilmot Union High School softball team won it’s first game in the state tournament today versus Oconomowoc 10-0. That sets up an all Kenosha County match with Wilmot versus Bradford tomorrow in the semifinal round. ShareTweet0 Shares

Silver Lake pursuing railroad quiet zone designation

Silver Lake residents may sleep easier, if the Village succeeds in becoming a designated 24-hour railroad quiet zone. At specific locations, the train operators would be relieved of a federal rule that requires whistles be sounded every time the train approaches a railroad crossing. If approved, Silver Lake would join hundreds of cities around the […]

Possible Gas Main Break at Cracker Barrel

7:34 a.m. Kenosha County and Bristol Fire and Rescue dispatched to Cracker Barrel Restaurant for a possible gas main break. WE Energies is also on the scene. ShareTweet0 Shares

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