Posts from ‘December, 2011’

Snow forecast for New Years Day

In a start to the New Year that many would rather not see, the National Weather Service forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of snow Sunday. First, the National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for 9 a.m. to midnight Sunday. Rain from tonight will change to mixed precipitation and then snow later. That snow could accumulate to […]

Noise is from fireworks

Hear a rumbling out there in Western Kenosha County a little after 9 p.m.? According to discussion between dispatch and sheriff’s deputies, it appears to be due to a fireworks show at Wilmot Mountain ski hill that started at 9 p.m. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for CO investigation

At about 8:40 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a carbon monoxide investigation at a home in the 39000 block of 90th Place, Randall. ShareTweet0 Shares

Event to benefit Imagine Kenosha

A benefit with live music, food and local vendors will benefit Imagine Kenosha, which is based in Bristol. The event will take place March 10 at The Brat Stop. From Imagine Kenosha’s website: The mission of Imagine Kenosha (IK) is to identify and meet the unmet needs of grade school and middle school age youth […]

Units responding for report of crash at Highways 50 and P

At 5:01 p.m., Twin Lakes Rescue and Town of Wheatland Fire Department along with sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of  a crash at Highways 50 and P, Wheatland. UPDATE 5:03 p.m. — Dispatch reports that two vehicles are involved — one is in the intersection one is in the median ditch on the […]

West of the I businesses wish you happy holidays — Part 4

Here is the last installment of West of the I video holiday greetings from Western Kenosha County businesses. Featured this week are: Sass Graphix of Salem, Encore Furniture and Antiques of Paddock Lake, Luisa’s Restaurant of Wheatland, Pet Services of Paddock Lake, Smith Chiropractic of Salem and ShareTweet0 Shares

Ironside not running for re-election for Silver Lake trustee

Barbara Ironside, who in the last few months has resigned, then was reappointed to, her Village Board seat, has filed non-candidacy papers saying she will not run for re-election in April. The deadline for declaring non-candidacy for incumbents was last week. That means the other incumbents, Sue Gerber and Chris Willkomm, apparently intend to run for re-election. Filing […]

Harris not running for re-election as Paddock Lake trustee

Only Karen Harris filed a non candidacy statement for Paddock Lake trustee, due late last week. That means Harris will not be on the ballot in the April re-election. However, the other incumbents, Barbara Brenner and Joseph Riesselmann, are apparently intending to run for re-election. Filing of nomination papers closes Jan. 3 at 5 p.m. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for report of grass fire

At 12:13 p.m., Brsitol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue, Newport Fire Department and Antioch Fire Department and sheriff’s deputies are responding toa  report of a grass fire in the 17300 block of Winfield Road, Bristol. Dispatch reports that the fire started is spreading and getting closer to a home. UPDATE 12:19 p.m. — Deputy […]

Paddock Lake office closed Friday clarification

Whoops! A error in the letter with Paddock Lake tax bills gave the wrong date that the office is closed. The date is key if you want to make sure your taxes are recorded as paid in 2011. The office will be closed Friday, Dec. 30, as well as the date in the letter. ShareTweet0 […]

Central HS to host financial aid info night

Central High School will present an informational meeting on applying for financial aid for college on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Kristina Klemens, a financial aid counselor at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, will be the speaker. She will present information on grants, scholarships and loans. The meeting will be held in the All-Purpose Room. Applications […]

Recruits hosted in Bristol for Christmas

The Family of Ralph and Joyce Myers along with many volunteers and donors hosted 65 Navy recruits this year at the Bristol United Methodist Church for Christmas. The recruits arrived at the church shortly after 9 a.m. They were greeted by family and friends and spent their day on cell phones calling family and friends, […]

Community Library branches to close Friday and Monday for New Year holiday

Community Library branches at Salem and Silver Lake will be closed from Friday, Dec.  30, through Monday, Jan. 2, in observance of the New Year Holiday. Normal hours at both locations will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 3. The Community Library branch located in Twin Lakes still remains closed for remodeling. ShareTweet0 Shares

Lakeland seeking team sponsors

Lakeland Little League is seeking team sponsors for the 2012 season. If you would like your name on the back of uniform shirts of one of our teams please download the sponsor form from the league website at and fill it out and turn into the address at the bottom of the form. If you have questions […]

Units responding to report of crash in Paris

At 3 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue and a state trooper are responding to a report of a crash at Highways N and MB, Paris. UPDATE 3:05 p.m. — Dispatch reports that a van is in the ditch, airbags deployed. Injuries unknown. UPDATE 3:08 p.m. — Personnel on scene reports one minor injury. UPDATE 3:36 p.m. — One […]

Units responding to report of grass fire

At about 1:20 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a report of a grass fire in the area of Highways B and 50, Salem. UPDATE 1:22 p.m. — Dispatch reports to responding units that there is a permit for a controlled burn in that area today. Fire units say they will continue to respond to verify. UPDATE 1:33 p.m. — Deputy reports that fire […]

Public assistance programming delivery to merge in Kenosha and Racine counties

The New Year will bring a new opportunity for delivering public assistance programming in Kenosha and Racine counties as the two entities join together for a regional approach to service delivery effective Jan.  1, 2012. County Executive Jim Kreuser announced that the two counties will form Wisconsin’s Kenosha Racine Partners (WKRP) consortium in an effort […]

Units responding to report of transformer fire

At 8:20 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding to a report of a transformer on fire in the 19600 block of 104th Avenue, Bristol. UPDATE 8:29 a.m. — Personnel not finding a fire. UPDATE 8:32 a.m. – No fire found. Fire units are returning to quarters. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to report of fire in yard

At about 4:15 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in a backyard in the 6400 block of 235th Avenue, Paddock Lake. UPDATE 4:19 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports fire and smoke is coming from a backyard burn pit. Fire units told not to respond. ShareTweet0 Shares

Volunteer tax preparers sought

With tax season approaching, United Way of Kenosha County is working in partnership with other community organizations to support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, which provides income tax preparation services for low-moderate income individuals and families. Volunteers are being recruited to work at VITA sites both in Kenosha  and in Salem  and will […]

Units responding to Silver Lake County Park; missing man’s body found

At about 10:25 a.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to Silver Lake County Park. Dispatch said it was for a person who was not conscious and not breathing. A little later the Wilmot station was toned out to respond with its ATV. There is a family and friend organized search for a missing Genoa City […]

Units responding for report of burning violation

At 10:46 a.m., Salem Fire/Rescue from the Wilmot Station is responding for a report of a burning violation in the 26500 block of 103rd Street, Salem. Complainant says burning of cardboard is taking place, dispatch reports. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Randall students perform at Southridge Mall and assisted living facility

Randall School seventh and eighth grade Music Excel students and several small instrumental ensembles performed at Southridge Mall on Wednesday, Dec. 21. The 45-minute performance included a variety of Christmas songs. The performance concluded with a sing-a-long. After this the mall, they went to Walnut Grove in Lake Geneva for a repeat performance for the […]

Twin Lakes postpones decision on LED streetlights

The Twin Lakes Village Board is still considering how much light and how much savings would make a switch  to LED fixtures downtown and in one park worth a change. Changing out the lights could save $4,000 in power costs a year. At that rate, the savings could pay for the estimated $15,000 in replacement costs […]

Units responding to report of fire along Highway 50

At 8:52 p.m., units from Salem Fire/Rescue, Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue are responding to a report of flames visible at an address in the 218100 block of 75th Street (Highway 50), Salem. Dispatch says flames were reported by a passerby, who also thought it looked like a person was trying to […]

Search party being formed for missing man

A search party is being organized for Saturday morning to look for a Genoa City man whose car was found unattended in Silver Lake County Park Tuesday. People interested in helping search for Roger Baker are asked to meet at Silver Lake Park at the parking area for the beach at 9 a.m. Those participating will break into […]

Obiturary: Francis “Pinky” J. Held: 80, Bristol/Kenosha

Francis “Pinky” J. Held: 80 years old of Bristol/Kenosha, WI passed away Thursday December 22, 2011 at St. Luke Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI. STRANG FUNERAL HOME OF ANTIOCH 1055 Main St. (Rte. 83) Antioch, IL Click link below for full text. ShareTweet0 Shares

West of the I businesses wish you happy holidays — Part 3

Here is the third installment of West of the I video holiday greetings from Western Kenosha County businesses. Featured this week are: Paddock Lake Sporting Goods, Fulmer Dentistry of Paaddock Lake, Siebert’s Pub of Salem, O’Brien’s Pit Stop & Auto Service of Twin Lakes, Edenhofer Law Offices of Paddock Lake, Linda’s Wilmot Cafe. There are more video holiday […]

Randall Town Board turns down request for tuition aid

A request for tuition aid from a town firefighter who took law enforcement classes was turned down by the Randall Town Board Thursday. A motion to deny the request for the aid from Tom Huffine totaling $1,500 passed by a 2 to 1 vote. Supervisors Mike Halvorson and Randy Kaskin voted to deny the request with Chairman Bob Stoll […]

Bristol students get a chance to say Deal or No Deal

Bristol School student James Smith now knows your luck can turn around for the better. In the school’s Deal or No Deal assembly last April, James was selected from his class to accept a deal of a modest gift or choose  another mystery gift that could be even better, or maybe much worse. That time, James gambled and chose […]

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