Posts from ‘June, 2012’

Still time to join Bulldogs Football

It’s not too late to join Bulldogs Football for the coming season. Go to to download a player application and mail it in. Players can still join up to July 20. Sunday, June 24 will be equipment handout at Central High School in Paddock Lake, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ShareTweet0 Shares

Wilmot UHS students compete to create website for Genoa Physical Therapy

Students in Travis Wetzel’s Advanced Website Design class created websites for a new business, Genoa Physical Therapy of Genoa City, WI. Jesse Kammer (class of 2012) created the winning website which you can see at The top three designs also include websites of Erika Ekornaas and Brandon Ostermann. The website is a product of […]

Registration open for blood drive at Community Library, Salem

The Blood Center of Wisconsin will sponsor a blood drive at the Community Library, Salem branch, on Thursday, July 12. The drive will run from 3 to 7 p.m. Registration is preferred but walk-ins are also welcome. Registration begins June 21, call 262-843-3348. Community Library, Salem branch, is located at 24615 89th St., (southeast corners of Highways 83 […]

Units responding for investigation in Silver Lake

At 9:43 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue units are responding to a call for an investigation at Cogswell Drive and Lake Street, Silver Lake. Dispatch reports that a caller reported a garbage can on fire. UPDATE 9:44 p.m. — Police officer says the fire is in a burn barrel and is […]

Units responding to report of burning violation in Salem

At about 9:35 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a burning violation in the 23600 block of 82nd Street in Salem. Dispatch reeports that fire appears to be a bonfire. UPDATE 9:36 p.m. – Rescue units held in station. UPDATE 9:48 p.m. — Fire was a violation of current burning ban. It has […]

Wheatland Volunteer Fire Department carnival starts Friday

The 43rd annual Wheatland Volunteer Fire Department carnival will be held on June 22, 23 and 24 at New Munster Park. This year’s carnival will once again include a softball tournament, concessions, a baggo tournament, and live music. Friday night Tristan Grawe will open the festival, performing from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by Glenna […]

Silver Lake PD seeking info on incident

The Silver Police Department is asking anyone with information about the below incident to call 262-889-4100. On Friday, June 8 at approximately 3:20 A.M. an officer, while on patrol, observed a vehicle parked on Maple Street with a flat tire. Upon inspecting the tire the officer noted that the valve stem had been cut off. […]

Units responding for burning violation in Paddock Lake

At about 10:50 a.m., units from Salem Fire/Rescue are responding to a report of burning violation in the area of 61st Street and 236th Avenue in Paddock Lake. Paddock Lake is under a burning ban due to recent dry weather. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Revolutionary War Reenactment this weekend at Fox River Park

The Rebels and Redcoats will fight an epic battle this weekend to determine if Fox River Park will remain in Kenosha County or will become part of the British Empire. The Rebels and Redcoats Revolutionary War Reenactment will be held on June 23 and 24 at Fox River Park, 9521 30 Ave. It is hosted […]

Paddock Lake included in burning ban

Paddock Lake is included in a burning ban declared by Salem Fire/Rescue earlier this week, village administrator Tim Popanda said at Wednesday’s Village Board meeting Village officials were not sure at first whether they were included in the ban enacted by the Salem department, which provides fire protection service to the village. However, Popanda said […]

Units responding for investigation of smoke in Bassett

At 10:46 a.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding for an investigation of smoke coming from a microwave oven in a residence in the 34300 block of Bassett Road. UPDATE 10:48 a.m. — Deputy on scene says everyone out of home and smoke appears to be from burned food inside the […]

Road construction on Highway 50 near Central HS

If you’re heading east on Highway 50 today watch out for repair work that was going on right at the  north side entrance of Central High School in Paddock Lake. At about 9 a.m., county road crews appeared to be repairing the concrete in the far south lane. Traffic was being diverted to the left hand eastbound […]

A word from our sponsors: USAC sprints coming to Wilmot Raceway this weekend

Note: Wilmot Raceway is a sponsor. — DH This Saturday night, June 23, features the USAC Amsoil NATIONAL Sprint Series and their 410 non wing Sprint Cars at Wilmot Raceway. Racing will be Jon Stanbrough, Levi Jones, Dave Darland, Damien Gardner, Tracy Hines, Bryan Clauson, Tommy Sexton, and more. Joining USAC’s Thunder & Lightning […]

Robb Evans working as legislative intern in Madison

Robb Evans of Twin Lakes is working as an intern in state Rep. Samantha Kerkman’s office at the State Capitol this summer. Robb graduated from Wilmot Union High School in 2010, and currently he is attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Next fall he will be a junior majoring in history and economics with plans to […]

Paddock Lake Village Board approves TIF district plan

A plan to create a tax incremental financing district on Paddock Lake’s southwest side to fund completion of the west side water system was approved by the Paddock Lake Village Board Wednesday night. A TIF district allows a municipality to recover infrastructure costs within a designated area by using all increased tax revenue in that district from development for a designated period […]

Chance of rain for tonight decreases

Unless you enjoy sweating and grass as brown and crunchy as shredded wheat cereal, you have probably been hoping for some rain hereabouts any day now. Earlier today there was a 70 percent chance of rain in the form of a thunderstorm tonight after 1 a.m. in the National Weather Service forecast. Alas as of […]

Deputies responding for report of crash at Highways 83 and JB, Wheatland

At about 4:43 p.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways JB and 83, along the Racine-Kenosha County border. One vehicle reportedly rear-ended the other, dispatch reports. First deputy on scene reports that all parties are out of their vehicles and that there do not appear to be any injuries. […]

Church to host movie night with camping this weekend

Christ Lutheran Church is hosting a Free Outdoor Family Movie Night with overnight camping welcomed and brunch served the following day. The event begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at 24929 75th Street (Highway 50), Paddock Lake. ShareTweet0 Shares

Hoop house grants available

SEED announces the availability of matching grants for the construction of one or more hoop houses in Kenosha, Racine or Walworth Counties. Total grant money available is $5,000. Grants will be announced in July, 2012 and construction must be completed by September 1, 2012. The goal of the grant(s) is to demonstrate growing season extension […]

Paris FD responding for fuel spill

At about 1:30 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue is responding to a report of a fuel spillage in the 1200 block of the southbound lanes of I-94 in Paris. ShareTweet0 Shares

Silver Lake PD Water Patrol will be increasing patrol June 22-24

Recreational boating fatalities last year jumped to their highest levels since 1998 and boating under the influence (BUI) was the leading contributing factor, according to the U.S. Coast Guard’s report, 2011 Recreational Boating Statistics. The report comes just weeks before Silver Lake Police Department Water Patrol Officers participate in the Operation Dry Water 2012, an […]

Deputies responding to report of crash

At 12:47 p.m., deputies are responding to a report of a crash on Fox River Road (didn’t catch block) involving a school bus and another vehicle. Dispatch says the bus is unloaded. Traffic being blocked by other vehicle. ShareTweet0 Shares

Administrator and teacher contracts approved at Salem School

New teacher agreements with a salary increase and a new contract for district administrator David Milz were approved by the Salem School Board Tuesday night. The teachers agreement with a  1.64 percent increase in pay was approved unanimously. A contract for support staff was approved unanimously with the same 1.64 percent increase. Milz contract was approve with a […]

Riverview School fourth quarter honor roll announced

Riverview School has announced its Honor Roll for the  Fourth Quarter 2011-2012. Grade 6  4.0: Ashlyn Brey High Honors: Andrew Christensen, Andrew Colletti, Kyle Gendron, Quintin Girardi, Teagan Holland, Augustin Horak, Rachel Jenkins, Emma Kube, Avril Marshall, Kyler Moudy, Benjamin Opelt, Brenna Simmons, Zachary Strasser, Ethan Straub, Alex Willemarck, Cameron Wischnowski. Honors: Alyson Baker, Darin […]

Salem Booster Club recognized at School Board meeting

The Salem School Board took some time at its monthly meeting tonight to recognize the efforts of the Salem Booster Club. The Booster Club stepped up to fund and operate sports and other extracurriculars in the wake of failed referendums and resulting budget cuts in 2009. Here is video of board President Jack Niccolai making the presentation of the certificate of appreciation to Booster […]

Fire in Highway C in Salem reported

At about 9:20 p.m., Linda Valentine of Salem reports that Highway C is blocked west of Highway 83 for a fire scene somewhere east of the tracks. UPDATE about 9:45 p.m. — Salem Fire/Rescue  units are clearing a scene. ShareTweet0 Shares

Silver Lake enacts burning ban

Silver Lake fire Chief Bill Brown has placed a burning ban into effect in Silver Lake due to the prevailing dry conditions, village Clerk Terry Faber said. The ban is in effect until further notice. Yesterday, Bristol, Salem and Paris enacted a burning ban. Last week, Twin Lakes enacted a similar ban. ShareTweet0 Shares

Falcon Hoops Basketball Camp for grades 6-9 is June 25-28

Boys and girls entering grades six through nine are welcome to participate in this year’s Falcon Hoops Basketball Camp. Camp will take place at Central High School. Participants will engage in fun and age-appropriate drills and competitions while working with the Central High School Basketball Staff and current players. Registration forms can be found on […]

Annual Rock-n-Roll Classic Car Show & Concert in the Park is June 24

The first Annual Rock-n-Roll Classic Car Show & Concert in the Park will be held on Sunday, June 24 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Hansen Park in Bristol. The event will feature a Classic Car Show, ‘60’s Rock- n-Roll Band, BBQ, ice cream, pizza, beer and wine coolers, and much, much more. The event […]

Bristol Outstanding Citizen nominations due by June 20

Each year, Bristol Progress Days recognizes an Outstanding Citizen. This person is selected from nominations explaining why this person is an Outstanding Citizen of Bristol. The Outstanding Citizen is announced at the Coronation Banquet on Friday of Progress Days at the Parkway Chateau. This year a Junior Outstanding Citizen will also be recognized. They must […]

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