Posts from ‘October, 2012’

Country Inn and Suites special needs Halloween 2012 event coverage

The Country Inn and Suites in Kenosha just west of I-94, hosted Halloween party and indoor trick or treat for adults and children with special needs on Oct. 30 at the hotel. The event was a Halloween celebration for those with special needs and their families. Participants dressed up in their favorite costume and then […]

Cow loose on Highway K

At about 2:43 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is investigating a report of a cow loose on or near the roadway along Highway K between Highway B and Highway 75 along the Salem-Brighton border. Share17Tweet17 Shares

Workshop on giving care for loved ones with dementia is Nov. 19

A Family Caregiver Workshop titled, “Your Loved-one has Dementia: What to do?”will take place Nov. 19 at the Westosha Community Center in Bristol. The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia is life-changing and leads to many questions. Lynda Markut, MS, LCSW from the SE WI Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will discuss: what […]

Results of Silver Lake Harvestfest scarecrow contest

Here are the official results of the Silver Lake Harvestfest scarecrow yard decorating contest: First Place – The Semke Family, East Dells Road. Second Place – The Meincke Family, West Poplar Street. Third Place – The Niederhauser Family – Anita Court. Share2Tweet2 Shares

Waves roll in on Lake Michigan

Curious to see out what the wave action looked like on Lake Michigan today with the remnants of Hurricane Sandy moving through this afternoon? Check out this post with photos from our sister site KenoWi, including from Salem resident Allison Draeger, of what the angry water looked like today. Share2Tweet2 Shares

Blood drive scheduled for Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wilmot

BloodCenter of Wisconsin is making it easy for Kenosha County residents to give back to their community through an upcoming blood drive open to all residents. The drive is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 11233 306th Ave., Wilmot. Donors can schedule an appointment by calling […]

Wind advisory in effect

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for an area including Kenosha County until 7 p.m. today. Our area could see winds of  20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph, according to the current forecast. It will be even windier if you get close to Lake Michigan. The breeze could be […]

Emergency Management to set-up center for storm issues

Kenosha County Emergency Management is setting up an Emergency Operations Center to deal with any storm related issues over the next couple of days. Problems most likely will be along the Lake Michigan shoreline as high winds as waves as high as 18 feet are expected. In Western Kenosha County, the forecast calls for conditions to be […]

Sandy to have impact on Lake Michigan

Think Hurricane Sandy and its impact is an east coast story? Think again. This storm is so large that the National Weather Service expects to see significant effects from the storm on Lake Michigan. Here’s more info and a press release from the city of Kenosha from our sister site, Share2Tweet2 Shares

Twin Lakes-Randall Rec. Basketball registration is Nov. 1

Registration for the Twin Lakes-Randall Rec. Basketball program for grades 1-6 will take place at Lakewood School in Twin Lakes on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. More information and a registration form is available here. Share1Tweet1 Shares

St. Alphonsus School Chili Cook-Off is Nov. 3

St. Alphonsus School 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off will be Saturday, Nov. 3. Serving will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets  are adults $8,  children (4-14) $4, children 3 and under are free. Included is all you can eat chili, baked potato w/toppings, rolls, hot dogs, milk, coffee and dessert. Beer, wine and soda […]

Westosha Lakes Church accepting donations for food pantry

Westosha Lakes Church in Paddock Lake will be sponsoring a 4th Annual Holiday Food Pantry on Friday Nov. 9 at Central High School in Paddock Lake. This annual event is a joint venture with Westosha Lakes church, area businesses, local high schools, private donors, and the community at large. The event is volunteer operated with all […]

Cow in the the road along Highway F

At 10 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is investigating a report of a cow in the road on Highway F between Highways SA and B. The cow is black. ShareTweet0 Shares

Silver Lake Harvestfest 2012 coverage

Silver Lake’s first annual Harvestfest took place Saturday. Activities included a Twilight Parade, a scarecrow decoration contest, a bonfire, food, beverages, games and music at Community Baptist Church. Here are some more photos of the activities from freelance photographer Earlene Frederick: Share1Tweet1 Shares


The National Weather Service forecast is calling for a slight chance of snow this morning. Or rain. The angst should all be over by 10 a.m. For the rest of the week, temperatures should work their way up through the 40s into the 50s by Thursday. Share2Tweet2 Shares

Units responding to car fire in Salem

At about 1:10 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue are responding to a report of a car on fire in the 29000 block of Highway 50 in Salem. Dispatch says the occupants of the car are out. UPDATE 1:12 p.m. — First rescue unit on the scene reports light smoke. The car is on the inside […]

Bristol asks for improvements to Highways C and MB roundabout

Bristol will request some improvements to the roundabout intersection at Highways MB and C currently being constructed by the county Highway Department. The village would like to see pedestrian and bike crossings and a colored stamped concrete apron added to the project, which were not in the original county plans, said village President Mike Farrell. Those features were estimated by the county to cost about $14,000. The board […]

Vice president makes a stop West of the I

Vice President Joe Biden was campaigning Friday in Oshkosh and then in Somers at UW-Parkside. Between the two appearances, he had time for a quick stop in Western Kenosha County — at Mars Cheese Castle in Paris, specifically. Here’s a story from about the Paris visit. Here’s coverage of the UW-Parkside speech from WLS-TV. Share1Tweet1 Shares

Habitat for Humanity of Kenosha to hold orientation meeting in Salem Oct. 30

The Habitat for Humanity of Kenosha (HFHK) Family Selection Committee will hold its second Homeownership Program Orientation Meetings at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Salem Community Library at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Curtis Strange Elementary School in Kenosha. Each orientation meeting will provide background information about Habitat for Humanity […]

Units responding for possible barn fire

At 7:28 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire Department units along with sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of  possible barn fire in the 23100 block of 98th Street in Salem. UPDATE 7:34 p.m. — Deputy on the scene reports fire is a bonfire and it is being attended. Share2Tweet2 Shares

Units responding to water emergency in Bristol

At 2:36 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and county dive team members are responding to a report of a water emergency on Lake George in Bristol. Person has fallen out of a boat and is calling for help. Deputies also responding. UPDATE 2:54 p.m. — Bristol command reports person is in a boat now. […]

Units responding to report of house fire in Randall

At about 2:03 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue and Randall Fire Department units are responding to a report of a house fire in the 11900 block of 316th Avenue in Randall, just southwest of Wilmot. Dispatch reports that house is fully engulfed. Deputies also responding. Fire was reported by neighbors. UPDATE 2:14 p.m. — […]

Units responding to tree on fire

At 1:34 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of a tree on fire in the 39900 block of 90th Place in Randall. ShareTweet0 Shares

Paddock Lake to host Pumpkin Fun

Paddock Lake will be hosting a Pumpkin Fun event on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will be held inside Village Hall, 6969 236th Ave. Participants can decorate a pumpkin, make an illuminated ghost, decorate a cookie and in general have some fun. Share1Tweet1 Shares

Farmers can get into 2013 Farm Fresh Atlas

If you are a farmer or local business that wants to attract more customers in the Milwaukee Metropolitan area, then the 2013 Farm Fresh Atlas of Southeastern Wisconsin is for you! The Atlas features local farmers and farmers’ markets. “We are developing this Atlas to meet consumers’ renewed interest in choosing where their food comes […]

Silver Lake’s first annual Harvestfest is Saturday

Silver Lake’s first annual Harvestfest will take place Saturday, Oct. 27. Activities are will include the Twilight Parade. Light up floats and vehicles are invited to participate. Prizes for best entries. Registration is required via email: parade application is available here.  The parade starts at 6 p.m. at Riverview School. The parade will leave the Riverview parking […]

Paris contracts for development study

The Paris Town Board this week contracted for a study of what infrastructure might be needed for development along I-94. The study, which will cost $15,000, will be conducted by Ehlers and Associates, town Chairman Virgil Gentz said. The study is part of the town’s efforts to be ready for possible development along I-94, which forms the […]

Units responding to Salem School for medical call

At 12:46 p.m.,Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a medical call at Salem School. Patient is a 5-year-old student who has returned from a field trip and is now developing hives. Share3Tweet3 Shares

Grant funds available from Kenosha County Youth As Resources

Looking for money for your next community service or service learning project? Kenosha County Youth As Resources (YAR), a program dedicated to youth empowerment, is seeking youth-led groups to apply for grant funds of up to $500 for their next service project. A simple two-page application form and a short presentation to YAR board members […]

Lightning 14U AG 2nd at Witches and Fastpitches

Wisconsin Lightning 14U AG took 2nd place overall in the Witches and Fastpitches 16U tournament held in Salem on Oct.19-20. The 8th and 9th grade Lightning girls competed with travel clubs from around the area notching victories along the way against quality teams consisting of mainly high school sophomores and juniors. The girls played outstanding […]

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