Posts from ‘September, 2012’

Pringle to host Haunted Halloween Hike

The Pringle Nature Center will present A Haunted Halloween Hike Date on Oct. 27 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The center is located inside Bristol Woods County Park on Highway MB just south of Highway C Cost is $5 for general public. Haunting is done by Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of Kenosha County. Scouts […]

Road report: Foggy in places

Out on the road this morning there was significant fog in places in Western Kenosha County. I saw no fog in Paddock Lake, but fairly heavy fog in Brighton once I got north of Highway K along Highway 75. There also looked to be fog to the west. The National Weather Service short-term weather forecast […]

Wilmot UHS football scores versus Burlington

Here are the Wilmot Union High School football scores for this week versus Burlongton: varsity — Burlington wins 31-18. junior Varsity — Burlington wins 33-13. (Note: Corrected from earlier score. — DH) Freshman — Urlongton wins 28-14. — Submitted by Jim O’Connell ShareTweet0 Shares

Brighton School 4th Annual Struttin’ with the Stars great success

Large crowds and smiling faces seemed to enjoy the 4th Annual Struttin’ with the Stars at Brighton Elementary School today. Hosted by the Brighton PTO, the ativities included carnival games, face painting, cake walk, silent auction, live auction and a bake sale. In addition, the Brighton Booster Club hosted a spaghetti dinner during the carnival. […]

Sheriff’s Department conducts Tactical Response Team training

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department held Tactical Response Team training  Thursday in Somers. From a statement issued by the department: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department was able to conduct realistic Tactical Response Team training thanks to help from a community member. Next/Partners, Inc. has acquired properties along STH 142 east of I-94. Phil Jennings, the President of […]

WGTD’s Iaquinta interviews state rep candidates Kerkman and Steinbrink

On Friday, Len Iaquinta, from WGTD’s weekend show, “Community Matters,” interviewed state representatives Samantha Kerkman and John Steinbrink, who are both vying for the 61st assembly district seat.  Kerkman, R-Randall, and Steinbrink, D-Pleasant Prairie, are the two incumbents who have been redistricted into the same district. The district includes the towns of Brighton, Paris, Randall, […]

Randall sets trick of treat hours

Randall’s officials trick or treat hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31. Evening hours have been the norm in recent years in Randall and typically most other area municipalities in the area that set hours use these same hours. So far, Salem and Silver Lake have designated the same hours. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for crash in Paris

At 3:23 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are rssponding to a report of a crash at Burlington Road and 152nd Avenue in Paris. Dispatch says two vehicles are involved. Everyone is out of the vehicles, but one person may have a neck injury. Share1Tweet1 Shares

Units responding to grass fire in Paris

At 11:27 a.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to the area of Highway 142 and Highway MB-north in Paris. Fire was reported by a passerby who said it is in the ditch and appeared to be unattended. UPDATE 11:34 a.m. — Deputy unable to locate fire. Share1Tweet1 Shares

Brighton School 4th Annual Struttin’ with the Stars is Saturday

The Brighton PTO will be hosting the 4th Annual Struttin’ with the Stars on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Brighton Elementary School, 1200 248th Ave., Brighton. There will be many activities including carnival games, face painting, cake walk, silent auction, live auction and much more. For more information please contact Brighton […]

HCE sponsoring clothing exchange

Here is your opportunity to clean out your closets and basements while helping yourself and others throughout our community. You are invited to bring all clothing or accessories you have outgrown or are ready to get rid of.  The sizes include infant through adult. The event will be held on Monday, Oct. 15, at the […]

Units responding for car fire on I-94

At about 7:32 a.m., units from Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department are responding to a report of a car fire on I-94. Scene is between Russell Road and the weigh station in the northbound lanes, dispatch reports. Share1Tweet1 Shares

Work approved for Randall Town Hall

Randall Town Hall in Bassett is in for some spiffing up after action by the Town Board Thursday. The board approved bids for a new roof and painting the interior of the building. The roofing work was award to Melka’s Roofing for$9,340. That was the lowest of three bids. The other two bids were over $12,000. The owner of Melka’s Roofing is […]

Students with disabilities at Wheatland Center enjoying new playground equipment

Students in the Orthopedically Impaired/Other Health Impaired class that is housed at Wheatland Center School are enjoying a more swinging recess this year. That’s because new playground swings that adapt to their disabilities — even accommodate a wheelchair — were installed over the summer break. “It is always difficult to find recreational activities that our physically challenged students […]

Units responding to crash in Bristol

At 3:04 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 45 and C in Bristol. Dispatch says a car and a truck are involved. Car is in the ditch and car in traffic. Injuries unknown. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to crash in Randall

At about 3:55 p.m., units from the Randall Fire Department, Twin Lakes Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue are responding to a report of crash at 87th Street and 383rd Avenue in Randall. Dispatch says injuries are being reported. ShareTweet0 Shares

Bristol rain garden update

I took the above photo this week of the rain garden at Bristol Village Hall. Compare it to the photo below from late May and you can see the area has come a long way. What’s a rain garden? Stop by the Bristol rain garden and check out the thorough explanatory sign (last photo below). […]

Police and fire departments searching for missing male

At 11:04 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department personnel are staging at Millennium Park to help in a search for a missing male. Police have been searching for the individual wearing a dark top and tan or green pants for about 30 minutes in the southern part of the village. UPDATE 11:08 a.m. — Updated and more detailed description: Male […]

A word from our sponsors: Fortier Jewelers announces October sales

Fortier Jewelers can help you make Boss’s Day Tuesday, Oct 16 and Sweetest Day Saturday, Oct. 20 one to remember for someone special. Fortier’s Octoberfest sale starts Friday, Oct. 5. and continues through Saturday, Oct. 20. Come in to the store to get: 50% off All in Store Merchandise.  Excludes special orders, loose stones and Citizen watches. […]

Bristol School students using new library computers

Bristol School students in grades kindergarten through sixth grade are getting a lot more computer time in the library thanks to the addition of 30 new computers in the school’s Ed Becker Library Media Center. Where once there were 12 computers, there are now 30. As a result, students during library time have their own assigned workstation. That increases efficiency in teaching computer related […]

Units responding to crash at Highways K and 45

At 5:20 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a crash at Highways K and Highway 45 along the Bristol-Paris border. UPDATE 5:21 p.m. — Personnel at the scene reports that there are two injuries, one which is moderate bleeding. Share3Tweet3 Shares

Units responding to DeWitt Park beach for possible injury

At 1:03 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue are responding to a possible injury at DeWitt Park in Silver Lake. Dispatch reports that the patient is a woman who was in a disabled boat on Silver Lake and swam ashore. Village police officers also are responding. ShareTweet0 Shares

Verle Swanson takes Honor Flight to Washington DC

Note: Thanks to Linda Valentine for this info and use of her photos. — DH Verle R. Swenson, of Camp Lake was on the Sept. 15 Honor Flight from Milwaukee to Washington DC to see the WWII monument. Swenson served on the USS Montauk in WWII, then was in the Korean War and was on […]

A word from our sponsors: Think Pink for great deals on Holiday Shopping!

Looking for a way to make some extra holiday cash and find great bargains on like-new and brand-new holiday gifts? Look no further than Pink Platypus Consignments. Long time frugalista moms, Jennifer Hull and Becki Chorazy, both of Salem, are proud to announce that they are accepting consignors through October 9 for Pink Platypus’ Fall/ […]

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation announces grant in Twin Lakes

AT&T Wisconsin has announced a $5,000 Innovation & Investment Award grant to the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) to support its Rural Microenterprise Gateway project. The grant was announced at WWBIC’s Social Networking for Your Business 101 Class in Twin Lakes with WWBIC leaders and state Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Powers Lakes). The $5,000 AT&T […]

Reader participation: Write a message for NFL

So you saw the Packers game last night. And if you didn’t see it as it happened you no doubt have heard about it since then. Here’s the latest from the league on the situation. So Western Kenosha County, if you were going to write one of those signs people hold up at NFL games to get themselves on […]

Community Library Senior Coffee Hour to focus on new library materials

Senior Coffee Hour – Library Materials Showcase will take place Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Community Library-Twin Lakes-Randall branch, 110 S. Lake Avenue, Twin Lakes, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Those attending will get a sneak peek at some of the library’s new materials in the “Pass It On” book review session. Library representatives will […]

Bristol trustee says roundabout work running behind

The work by the county Highway Department to build a roundabout at the Highways C and MB intersection is about three weeks behind, Bristol Trustee John McCabe reported at Monday’s Village Board meeting. McCabe said he learned that moving pavement and utilities was three weeks behind from personnel at the site when he went to […]

Randall FD responding or brush fire in McHenry County

At about 2:25 p.m., Randall Fire Department is responding to a MABAS box alarm from  McHenry County for a brush fire on Miller Road. ShareTweet0 Shares

Bristol Vol. Firemen’s Association hosting Fright Night Fundraiser

The Bristol Volunteer  Firemen’s Association is hosting a Fire Department Fright Night Fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29 at Farmer Brown’s Haunted Barn and Hay Ride. $20 admission gets you a scenic hay ride, live DJ music, haunted barn and bonfires. Buy or bring your own snacks. Half of all proceeds from […]

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