Posts from ‘November, 2011’

Bristol officials firm up their preferences for Highway 45 intersections

The Bristol Village Board settled on what it would like to see at three main intersections involved in the state’s proposed Highway 45 reconstruction project. The state Department of Transportation has said it would seek the opinion of the board before making final design decisions regarding the project, projected to start in 2015. Last month, the board rejected a […]

Visit Santa at Twin Lakes Fire Department Saturday

Santa will be at the Twin Lakes Fire House on Main Street on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes refreshments and a photo and a chance to chat with Santa. ShareTweet0 Shares

Flight for Life called to Twin Lakes

At 8:38 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department members are setting up a landing zone for the Flight for Life medical transport helicopter. Twin Lakes Rescue earlier responded to a call for a hand injury at an industrial business in 36600 block of 89th St., Twin Lakes. After the initial call, more manpower was dispatched to the scene. ShareTweet0 Shares

Deputy responding to report of deer head in roadway

At 9:38 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a deer head in the roadway in the 32500 block of Highway K, Wheatland. View Larger Map Share3Tweet3 Shares

Western Kenosha County Historical Society to host potluck

The Western Kenosha County Historical Society announces its long continuing Holiday Potluck Party will be held on Sunday, Dec 4. The society expects arrival at 1 p.m. and will then have a very casual, brief business meeting with those interested, and will be seated for dinner at 2 p.m. RSVP is requested from those planning to attend […]

Bristol defers decision on Action Territory liquor license

The Bristol Village Board deferred action Monday night on a request from Action Territory Family Fun Park for a liquor license. Christina Beltran, manager at the business and the proposed agent for the Class B Beer/Class B liquor license, said the business, located on Highway 50 near I-94, is well aware of its status as a family-oriented business. […]

Units responding for a report of a broken bone at WUHS

At 7:20 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a report of a broken bone at Wilmot High School. Patient is an 11-year-old male at a wrestling practice. Injury is in forearm. Might be a compound fracture. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Wind advisory in effect

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for an area that includes all of Kenosha County. A gust as high as 45 mph has already been recorded at Kenosha Airport. The advisory is in effect until midnight. ShareTweet0 Shares

Wheatland to seek flags for KD stop sign

View Larger Map Wheatland officials will be seeking additional visibility for a stop sign on Highway KD at the Geneva Road (Old Highway 50) intersection. The concern about the visibility of the sign has been created by recent crashes at the intersection. Town Chairman Bill Glembocki said he will suggest to the county that some high-visibility flags […]

Wilmot’s Chris Nelson shares Ameche Award

Wilmot High School’s Chris Nelson made history this weekend when he received the annual Alan Ameche Award for Football Excellence at the Italian-American Club in Kenosha. The history part was that for the first time in the history of the award, there was a tie. Nelson and Bradford High School’s Quanzell Murphy shared the award. The award […]

Twin Lakes to stick with Veolia for garbage collection

Twin Lakes garbage collection services will remain with Veolia, it’s current contractor, after action taken by the Village Board at a special meeting Monday. The board voted unanimousily to accept a proposed five-year contract with Veolia. Trustees Aaron Karow and Jeremy Knoll were absent (Knoll, a Twin Lakes firefighter, was on a mutual aid call […]

Units responding for report of fuel spill

At 6:49 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a gas station in the 24500 block of 75th Street (Highway 50), Paddock Lake for a fuel spill.   ShareTweet0 Shares

Nolan resigns Randall posts

Rose Nolan resigned her posts as a Randall supervisor and member of the Board of Review in a letter dated today and delivered to town Clerk Phyllis Kaskin. In the brief letter, which you can see here, Nolan cites health problems as her reason for resigning. Nolan missed the last eight regular and special Town […]

Units responding for mutual aid to Wonder Lake

At 3:43 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department is responding for a call for mutual aid for a structure fire in the 4100 block of Thompson Road, Wonder Lake. UPDATE 11-29 — Here’s a story about the fire from the Northwest Herald. View Larger Map Share1Tweet1 Shares

Wilmot Village to host Christmas Open House Dec. 3 and 4

Historic Wilmot Village will again host its Christmas Open House on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., both days. Come and enjoy holiday shopping, entertainment, tastings, demonstrations and winter recreation in Historic Wilmot Village located at the intersections of Highways C and W in Kenosha County, Wisconsin. For […]

Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary to host Santa Dec. 4

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary will be holding its annual Pictures With Santa this Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Wheatland Fire House in New Munster. This free event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include free pictures, crafts and snacks. Share5Tweet5 Shares

Carlene Polzin wins $6,250 in Westosha Kiwanis Jack of Spades fundraiser

Carlene Polzin won $6,250 by picking the jack of spades in Westosha Kiwanis Club’s Jack of Spades fundraiser on Sunday at 75th Street Inn, Salem. The Westosha Kiwanis Club launched the new fundraiser in January. It gave participants a chance to win cash and the club an opportunity to raise funds for its community service projects. The […]

Units responding for fire alarm

At 4:23 p.m., Twin Fire Department is being dispatched to a report of an activated fie alarm in the 400 block of Waldeck Drive, Twin Lakes. UPDATE 4:26 p.m. — Police officer at the scene  reports there is no sign of fire and a keyholder is at the scene. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

No snow yet, but snowmobile clubs are out marking trials

Western Kenosha County hasn’t had a real snow yet, but you can see plenty of activity along road sides and in fields and woods int eh area that anticipate that first big dump. Members of snowmobile clubs are out marking trails with an array of signs that help keep snowmobiling safer and more convenient. Recently I spent a […]

Lakeland Little League accepting applications for manager, coaches and sponsors

Lakeland Little League is now accepting applications for managers and coaches for the 2012 baseball/softball season. Applicants must fill out both the volunteer application and the manager application. The forms must be returned to the Lakeland office at 18017 60th St., or by email to The league is also looking for sponsors. Call 857-2722 or email […]

Special Olympics Polar Plunge announces date and new location

Special Olympics Wisconsin-Southeastern Region will host its 13 th annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 11  with a new Plunge name and location . The Southeastern WI Polar Plunge (formerly known as the Pleasant Prairie Plunge) will be held at The Brat Stop, in Kenosha. A giant pool will be set up in The Brat […]

Goats reported in roadway

At 4:37 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is being dispatched to investigate a report of 10 to 12 goats in the roadway and not moving off in the 38500 block of Highway F. View Larger Map Share13Tweet13 Shares

Salem School sixth graders present Egypt Game Show Network

The Salem School sixth grade students presented the Egypt’s Game Show Network Tuesday to an audience of fellow students and family members. The show was the culmination of a the students unit on ancient Egypt. Students worked on adapting four modern game shows to their knowledge of Egypt. The game shows were Cash Camel, $10,000 Pyramid, Egypt’s Got Talent and Minute […]

Chance of snow in forecast for Sunday

A chance of snow showers is sneaking into the forecast for Saturday night/Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. That’s to be preceded by an all but certain 90 percent chance of rain during the day Saturday. Yuk! Best to try to enjoy the 57 and breezy forecast for today while you can. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for report of hunting accident

At about 10:48 a.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a report of a hunter accident at Bong State Recreation Area in Brighton. Department of Natural Resources is requesting the ambulance for a hunter accident involving a hand injury from a gun shot. UPDATE 10:56 a.m. — DNR warden reports that person who was hit with the shot is conscious and breathing and […]

Bristol, Somers assisting Paris with grass rigs

At about 5:10 p.m., Bristol and Somers fire departments are responding with grass rigs to assist Paris Fire Department in the 2700 block of 168th Avenue, Paris. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Sheriff’s Department urges seatbelt usage over holiday weekend

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department issued the following holiday weekend statement: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is warning citizens to make sure they buckle their seat belts over the Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend or run the risk of getting a ticket. “Whether you’re going across town or across the state this Thanksgiving, make sure you and […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Whether you spend it West of the I or somewhere else, may you have a Happy Thanksgiving. ShareTweet0 Shares

Twin Lakes adopts tax levy with slight increase; defers garbage decision

The Twin Lakes Village Board Monday passed a tax levy for 2012 with a .85 percent increase over 2011. The 2011 levy was $3,268,723. The 2012 levy will be $3,296,634, a difference of $27,911. Included in the board’s levy related moves Monday was a motion to abate the $41,935 associated with levy for the debt service on the purchase of the Lake […]

A word from our sponsors: Crossing Borders Artist Market & Studio Tours continues Dec. 3 & 4

The 2011 Crossing Borders Artist Market & Studio Tours with unique holiday items made by local artists will continue Dec.3 and 4. Included will be northeast Illinois and Southeast Wisconsin galleries and studios. Click here for more information or stop in at the Wilmot Artisan Market for a map, 30723 113th St. Wilmot. Note: Wilmot […]

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