Posts from ‘July, 2011’

Drowning victim identified

The 15-year-old boy who died after being found underwater in a pond at a paintball park in Trevor has been identified by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department as  Jamari Smith from Harvey, Ill. Jamari Smith was pronounced dead Sunday morning. On Saturday afternoon, he had been swimming with other members of a youth group from  All […]

Twin Lakes National Night Out to be Aug. 2

Twin Lakes will host National Night Out on Aug. 2, from 5 to  8 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church 701 N. Lake Ave. Twin Lakes. Bring the family and meet your local police, fire and EMS personnel while getting free food and prizes. Demonstrations will include: Fire Department Ladder Climb. Taser. Fire Demonstration. Kenosha […]

Hair raising Good Time Rock and Roll Benefit coverage

Five local hair salons got together today to host a benefit that gave haircuts in exchnge for donations to The Sharing Center. The five salons were: Bristol Hair Shoppe, Tracy’s Hair FX, Julie’s Unique Salon, and LIV Salon. There was other fun too, like boat rides, good food and raffles of several types. It took place at Silver Lake […]

Units responding to crash with two injuries

At 1:02 p.m., Randall Fire Department, Twin Lakes Fire Department and sheriff’s deputies and Twin Lakes Police are responding to a report of a crash involving two pick-up trucks on Richmond Road (Highway P) at about 400th Avenue, along the Randall-Twin Lakes border. Dispatch reports that there are two injured parties. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Teen found underwater in pond dies at Children’s

A 15-year-old boy who was found underwater at a paintball park in Trevor Saturday died at Children’s Hospital, Milwaukee, the Sheriff’s Department is reporting. The teen, a resident of Harvey, Illinois, was swimming with a group when a lifeguard at the facility in the 29000 block of Highway C (Wilmot Road) noticed that his count of indivuduals in […]

Salem UMC to host vacation Bible school

From Aug. 1-5, Salem United Methodist Church is holding a Vacation Bible School for all of the children in the community ages Pre K- sixth grade. Please call the church at 843-2525 if interested. ShareTweet0 Shares

Lakeland 9/10 year old softball team wins district championship

The Lakeland 9/10 Year Old Softball All Star team won the title of District Champs on Friday night. The team went 4-0 for the tournament. They started off by beating South Milwaukee 7-5 on Tuesday night. On Wednesday they pulled off an 18-7 win against Oak Creek in extra innings. Sydney Robson’s bat was on […]

Wheatland lightning strike photos

Big storms blew the garbage over last night at John Trione’s Wheatland home. While out in the back yard picking up, John noticed this tree in his neighbor’s yard, which apparently received a lightning strike the night before. He took a couple photos and shared them with us: ShareTweet0 Shares

Teen in critical condition after being dragged out of pond

A teen boy is in “extremely critical” condition after being dragged from a pond in Trevor this afternoon. According to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, at 2:58 p.m., Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputies responded with Salem Fire/Rescue to a paintball park in the 29000 block of  Wilmot Road, Trevor for a possible drowning victim. Patrons were swimming […]

Lakeland Little League fall ball registration under way

Lakeland Little League will be taking registrations for Fall Ball is underway. The next registration day will be Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the league office, 18017 60th St., Bristol. You can also download the registration form here, and mail it in or take it to the office. Registration is $25 […]

Pringle to host Scouts plant event

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave. (Highway MB), Bristol will be hosting Brownie Girl Scouts: Plants on Saturday, July 30, 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Explore the forest and learn how to identify the vegetation that surrounds us through games and hands-on activities. You’ll plant your own seeds to take home and watch their progress. Pre-registration […]

Rain cancels tonights’s program at Wilmot Raceway

Heavy rain the last two days has cancelled racing tonight at Wilmot Raceway, according to the track’s phone hotline. Coming up on July 30 will be the Tommy Homan Memorial Family Night & Youth Sports Night. Racing will be Modifieds, Street Stocks, Mini Sprints and Fearless 4’s . Admission will be $10 for adults and children 12 and over […]

Kiwanis Jack of Spades drawing pot at $2,425

The Westosha Kiwanis Club Jack of Spades weekly drawing pot stands at $2,425. 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 […]

IRA sprints coming to Wilmot Raceway this weekend

The 900 horsepower thunder of the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series make their second of four Wilmot Raceway appearances scheduled for 2011 on Saturday, July 23. Over 30 of the earth shaking, ground pounding winged warriors will be on hand for the 2nd annual Roger Illes Tribute event. Plus Vintage Modifieds both on […]

Seven arrested on drug indictments

Seven men were arrested on July 20 on federal drug indictments, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department announced today. According to a press release: Charles Dion Parks (06/26/69), Alexander Bolden (11/02/69), Andre Deshawn Hicks (02/ 01/72), Johnathan Leonard Clayton (06/24/63), Joseph Allen Lymon (08/05/69), David Wayne Brantley Sr (1/15/72) and Zachary Lawrence Pulera (11/13/86) were arrested on […]

Units responding to crash in Twin Lakes

At 2:46 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and village police are responding to a report of a crash in the 29000 block of Lakeshore Way, Twin Lakes. Dispatch reports that the incident involves a vehicle and a pier. UPDATE 2:53 p.m. — Update info indicates injured party may have been on the tailgate of a […]

Senior Citizens Park to host next Paddock Lake Picnic in the Park

Paddock Lake’s next Picnic in the Park of the summer is Tuesday, July 26, from noon to 2 p.m., at Senior Citizens Park on 65th St., 64th Place and 243rd Court. Residents are invited for free hot dogs, drinks, fruit, goodies and mingling with your neighbors. ShareTweet0 Shares

Lakeland baseball 8/9 year olds win district championship

The Lakeland Baseball American 8/9 year old team recently won the Little League District 6 Championship in South Milwaukee. The team went undefeated in the tournament going 4 and 0. Lakeland American defeated Kenosha National, Oak Creek National, Oak Creek American, and Kenosha American in the championship game 17 to 6. Team roster is: Logan Salzeider, […]

Units responding to report of sounding alarms

At 8:05 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding to a report of smoke and CO alarms sounding in a residence in the 18501 block 116th Street, Bristol. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Twin Lakes responding for mutual aid to Spring Grove

At 5:57 p.m, Twin Lakes Fire Department is responding with a tanker as mutual aid to the Spring Grove Fire Department for a garage fire on Richardson Road, Spring Grove. UPDATE 6 p.m. — Salem Fire/Rescue-Wilmot station and Randall Fire Department also now responding with tankers. Salem also sending a rescue squad. UPDATE 6:05 p.m. […]

Grass truck reporting to Highway C scene

At 5:26 p.m., the Bristol Fire Department grass truck is being dispatched to the 17300 block of  Highway C, Bristol. The truck is to meet the Bristol fire chief, who is  on the scene of a burning violation. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Historic Lakeland 17 Big League regional tournament bid ends

The Lakeland 17 Big League has been eliminated from the regional tournament after losing two games. Lakeland 17 team lost their first game in the regional tournament Tuesday night to Illinois. Wednesday, Lakeland 17 lost to Ohio 6-4 to be eliminated from the tournament. Lakeland loaded the bases in the 7th inning but couldn’t score […]

Silver Lake Beautification Committee conducting slogan contest

The Silver Lake Beautification Committee is conducting a Silver Lake Slogan Contest. Participants are asked to create the winning slogan that describes Silver Lake as a great place to live or visit. The winning slogan entrant will win a “Dining Out in Silver Lake” package that includes: Breakfast at Scully’s. Lunch at Uncle George’s. Dinner […]

“Annie” is this week’s Twin Lakes Movie in the Park

Twin Lakes Movies in the Park program continues this Friday with a showing of  “Annie.” Movies begin at dusk (approximately 8:15 p.m.). 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. If weather makes outdoor screening difficult, the […]

Paddock Lake trustees debate concealed carry ban in Village Hall

Paddock Lake trustees had a spirited debate about whether to ban carrying a concealed firearm by members of the public in Village Hall. The issue was introduced by Trustee Chris Bucko, chairman of the police and public safety committee, in the  wake of the recent signing into state law of a concealed carry bill, which will go into effect […]

The Sharing Center seeking school supplies sponsors

The Sharing Center, Western Kenosha County’s relief agency, is seeking sponsors for its 2011 Back-To-School program. Any interested individual, business or organization should contact the center at 997-0783 or by stopping in at 7001 236th Ave. (address corrected from earlier version — DH) This drive is only for West of the I schools. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to car fire

At 5:42 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is at the scene of a car fire in the 13800 lock of Highway C, Bristol. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

New approach to open house this year for Wheatland Center School

Wheatland Center School administration is working on a new format for the traditional just after the beginning of the year open house this September. Principal Patti Clements said at the regular School Board meeting Tuesday that this year’s event, on Sept. 12, will be formatted less as a meet and greet and more as a parent information night. Teachers will […]

Heat advisory in effect until Thursday night

The National Weather Service has a heat advisory in effect from 10 a.m. today until 9 p.m. Thursday. High temps today could be in the high 90s with heat index readings over 100. Dewpoints in the mid 70s are expected. Looking out a bit, the forecast does not show any major relief from highs in the high 80s to low 90s […]

Republican primary recall 22nd Senate District election results: Steitz wins

Polls closed at 8 p.m. in the 22nd State Senate District recall election. At 8:33 p.m., Jonathon Steitz has an early and sizable lead over Fred Ekornaas in the Kenosha County portion of the district — 1118 to 627. Part of the district also is in Racine County. The winner will go on to face […]

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