Posts from ‘August, 2011’

Bristol Fire Dept to apply for grants

The Bristol Fire and Rescue Department has received the approval of the Village Board to apply for $100,000 in grants for new equipment. If Bristol’s grant proposal is approved in full, the village would need to pay $5,000, fire Chief Peter Parker said. The grant would allow the department to acquire: Replacement turnout gear. An […]

Reader’s photo: Stormy sky over Silver Lake

Wanda Hutchins shared this photo of  the sky near her Silver Lake home at around 7 p.m. , Monday. The National Weather Service forecast suggests that we should be done with storm clouds for the balance of the week at least. ShareTweet0 Shares

Paris to seek new striping for town roads

The Paris Town Board approved seeking an agreement with Racine County Public Works to stripe seven town roads. The board received an estimate of $2,400 for the work. To be striped are: 122nd Avenue, 128th Avenue, 138th Avenue, 144th Avenue, 172nd Avenue, 213th Avenue and 169th Avenue. The vote to pursue the work was unanimous […]

Wilmot Union HS cheerleaders to host pancake breakfast

The back-to-back-to-back state champion Wilmot Union High School cheerleaders will host a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Aug. 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Wilmot High School Commons. The public is invited to join the team for pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk and juice. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $6 each […]

Kreuser names new medical examiner

County Executive Jim Kreuser has announced the appointment of Patrice Hall as county medical examiner. Hall, of Brookfield, is currently a deputy medical examiner in the Waukesha County Medical Examiner’s Office. Hall has a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and is a certified death investigator through the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. She holds […]

Silver Lake Village Wide Garage Sale Weekend seeks sales

The third annual end of Summer “Silver Lake Village Wide Garage Sale Weekend” is set for the weekend of Aug. 26-28. This year “Shirtz Happen” is coordinating the event in cooperation with the Greater Silver Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. If you are interested in having a sale you need to register with GSLACC as […]

Bristol UMC to host brat, bake and rummage sale

Enjoy delicious brats, burgers, baked goods and bargains galore at Bristol United Methodist Church Rummage Sale, Brat Roast, and Bake Sale on Saturday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 28. Saturday hours are 8 to 4 p.m. and Sunday hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bristol United Methodist Church is located at 8014 199th Avenue, is on […]

Bristol Village Board discusses need for pawn shop law

Bristol Village Board members discussed whether the village needs an ordinance regulating pawn shops. The consensus was that it might be a something to consider for the future, but that any such law should not discourage the operation of secondhand stores that accept donations for their stock. During his administrator report, village administrator Randy Kerkman said he […]

Paddock Lake Picnic in the Park is Wednesday

Paddock Lake’s next Picnic in the Park of the summer is Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Hoag Park, at 65th Street and 237th Avenue. Residents are invited for free hot dogs, drinks, fruit, goodies and mingling with your neighbors. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Storms likely, all signs indicate

The National Weather Service forecast says thunderstorms are likely today. The sky to the west of Paddock Lake at about 9 a.m. says so too:   ShareTweet0 Shares

Bristol postpones decision on board size referendum

A decision on a petition requesting the Bristol Village Board conduct a referendum on the size of the Village Board was postponed by the board Monday. Trustee John McCabe motioned for the tabling of a vote on the referendum so board members could study a legal opinion on the matter that village administrator Randy Kerkman had distributed […]

House fire in Paris

Firefighters from Paris Fire and Rescue and several other area departments responded to a fire in the 11400 block of Highway KR Sunday evening. The fire was reported a litle before 6 p.m., Sunday. UPDATE Aug. 23 — Chief Roland Iwen said no one was injured in connection with the fire. As of Tuesday, the cause was […]

Kenosha County Fair poultry judging results

Taking best of show honors in the Kenosha County Junior Fair Poultry Show  was a goose shown by Delaney Hinz. Reserve Champion of Show was a standard chicken shown by Kendall Krumm. Click here to view the rest of the Kenosha County Junior Fair poultry show results. ShareTweet0 Shares

Child not seriously injured in fall at fairgrounds

In what Sheriff David Beth called “a little miracle,” an 18-month-old boy sustained no serious injuries after falling from the top row of the grandstand at the Kenosha County Fairgrounds Saturday night. The boy was apparently reaching for popcorn when he slipped through the grandstand and fell, Beth said. The boy was transported from Wilmot […]

Champion, reserve champion hog carcass results

The top finishers in the carcass categories for the 2011 Kenosha County Junior Fair swine show have been announced. Grand champion carcass went to a hog shown by Ben Griffiths, Brighton Bombers/Explorers 4-H Club. Reserve champion carcass went to a hog shown by Kate Beth, Paris Happy Workers 4-H Club. The rest of the pork […]

Kenosha County Fair Large Animal Auction video

The Large Animal Auction took place this afternoon at the Kenosha County Fair. The auction is where their efforts of the youngsters who have worked hard raising their animals are rewarded with cash. Here is some video of the auction: ShareTweet0 Shares

Kenosha County Junior Fair Horse Show photos

The Kenosha County Junior Fair Horse Show took place Friday and today. Here are some photos from a few of the classes this morning: ShareTweet0 Shares

Large animal auction under way

The large animal auction — beef, sheep and pigs — began at 1 p.m. We will have a video later to give the atmosphere of the auction but the best way to experience it is to go — and maybe even bid! ShareTweet0 Shares

2011 Kenosha County Fair grand champion and reserve champion hogs

The grand champion market barrow at this year Kenosha County Junior Fair swine show was shown by Holly Weiss, pictured above. The reserve champion market barrow was shown by Rebecca Horton, shown below. Here’s the rest of the swine show results. Here are some photos from the show. ShareTweet0 Shares

Kenosha County Junior Fair rabbit show results

Here are the Kenosha County Junior Fair rabbit show results. The show was held Friday at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. Our photos from the show are available here. ShareTweet0 Shares

Kenosha County Junior Fair dairy show results

Here are the results of judging in the Junior Fair Dairy Show at the Kenosha County Fair. Our photos from the show are available here. ShareTweet0 Shares

Fishing, gun safety merit awards announced

Here are some more merit award announcements from judging at the 2011 Kenosha County Fair: Keenan Wiley, Slades Corners Lucky Clovers 4-H Club, received a merit award for a gun safety project. Emily Galuszka and Jacob Hardesty received merits for fish casting. ShareTweet0 Shares

Kenosha County Fair hay bale throw coverage

The hay bale throwing competition is an annual part of Friday evening at the Kenosha County Fair. The event is coordinated by the Slades Corners Lucky Clovers 4-H Club. Participants compete to see who can throw a bale of straw the farthest. Contestants are divided by age and gender, with the younger classes using a smaller bale as well. Here’s […]

Kenosha County Fair pedal tractor pull coverage

Another annual part of Children’s Day ta the Kenosha County Fair is the pedal tractor pull. Participants compete to do much the same task as the big machines in the grandstand, but just using their own legs to power a pedal tractor. Contestants are divided by age. This year, the pull had an impromptu special guest pedal puller — […]

Kenosha County Fair children’s parade coverage

Friday is Children’s Day at the Kenosha County Fair. An annual highlight of the day is the children’s parade, in which kids dressed in costumes that fit certain categories parade around the fairgrounds in Wilmot. Here is a video of this year’s event, which should include almost every participant: ShareTweet0 Shares

Taser demonstration at the fair

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is doing something a little different this year at the Kenosha County Fair. Instead of their usual display in the Commercial Building, the Sheriff’s Department display is located just outside the  Commercial Building and is featuring a daily demonstration of techniques or equipment used by the department. If you are or coming out to the fair yet […]

Kenosha County Fair dairy show coverage

The Kenosha County Fair dairy show took place this morning at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. Here are some photos from the junior fair portion: We expect to have results from the judging later. Check back! — DH ShareTweet0 Shares

DeWitt Park Beach open again

DeWitt Park Beach in Silver Lake, which had been closed for swimming due to high bacterial counts, has re-opened for swimming, village Clerk Terry Faber reports. ShareTweet0 Shares

Kenosha County Fair Rabbit Show coverage

The Rabbit Show took place Friday morning at the Kenosha County Fair. Here are some photos from the judging: We expect to have results from the judging later. Check back! — DH ShareTweet0 Shares

Daily Buzz: Kenosha County Fair Friday schedule

Here is Friday’s schedule for the Kenosha County Fair: 4-H Horse Show at horse arena, 8 a.m. Jr. Fair Rabbits-Open Class After 8 a.m. Jr. Fair Dairy-Open Class After 9 a.m. Jr. Fair Goats-Open Class After 10 a.m. Open Class Flower Arrangements 1 p.m. Children’s Parade 10:30 a.m. Pedal Tractor Pull 11:30a.m. Special Pedal Pull, 13-16 yr olds, 11 a.m. 4-H Fish […]

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