Posts from ‘November, 2012’

Units responding for crash at Highways 45 and 50 in Bristol

At 9:50 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 45 and 50 in Bristol. Crash involves a semi tractor trailer and a pick-up truck. Fluid from vehicles on the roadway, dispatch reports. UPFATE 9:52 p.m. — Feputy says no one is reporting any […]

Trevor man dies in crash on Camp Lake Road

A Trevor man died in a car crash today in Salem. From a statement from Sgt. Bill Beth, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman: At 10:48  this morning Kenosha County Deputy Sheriffs responded with Salem Fire and Rescue to a fatal rollover car crash in the 9400 block of Camp Lake Road in the Town of […]

Riverview School Honor Roll first quarter 2012-13

Riverview School in Silver Lake recently announced its honor roll for the 2012-13 school year first quarter: Grade 6 — 4.0: Ella Harper-Schiehl. High Honors: Alyssa Baillie, Sophia Bormann, Kevin Brenner, Stormy Grumbeck, Sarah Hinrichs, Kevin Kessel, Haley Lamberson, Mason Moravectz, Kylie Ott, Noelle Ridolfi, Ambriel Siggeman, Emily Wagner, Cassandra Wilber, Jaeden Zackery. Honors: Joshua Van Kampen, […]

Paddock Lake OKs LED streetlights for 248th Avenue

Drivers and residents along 248th Avenue (the Double Lanes)  in Paddock Lake may notice some new lights along that main village street before Christmas, but they won’t be the multi-colored holiday kind. The Paddock Lake Village Board on Wednesday approved replacing the existing median high pressure sodium streetlights along 248th Avenue with new LED fixtures. […]

Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary to host Santa Dec. 2

Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary will host Pictures with Santa  from 11 a.m.  to 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Town of Wheatland Fire Department, 34011 Geneva Road, New Munster. There will be snacks, crafts, and the kids will be able to explore the fire trucks with the firefighters. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for medical call at store in Twin Lakes

At 3:07 p.m., Twin Lakes Rescue is responding to a  medical call at a grocery store in the 600 block of N. Lake Avenue, Twin Lakes. The patient fell, dispatch reports. ShareTweet0 Shares

A word from our sponsors: New Lakeside Sentry ad posted at

Note: Lakeside Sentry is a sponsor. — DH This week’s ad for Lakeside Sentry in Paddock Lake is now available at Click on the ad to see the full line-up of values for this coming week. The sale prices in this ad are effective from Thursday, Nov. 29  through Wednesday, Dec. 5.  Ask […]

Units responding for report of possible fire in Brighton

At about 7:16 a.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue units are responding to a report of a possible fire in the 28800 block of 31st Street in Brighton. Caller reported a large fire on the north side of the road, dispatch reports. No record of burn permit on file. UKPDATE 7:23 a.m. — First […]

Temperatures to begin warmer surge today

So with the chilly temperatures we’ve had for about the last week, and the fact that December starts Saturday, it’s safe to say winter is here to stay right? Nope. The National Weather Service is forecasting a warming trend that is expected for Western Kenosha County to begin today with a high of 48 degrees and continue with highs […]

Paddock Lake enacts recycling rebate program

Paddock Lake residents can look forward to a little lower quarterly refuse charge in 2013 thanks to a rebate program enacted by the Village Board Wednesday night. Under the program, money received by the village from its recycling contractor, John’s Disposal of Whitewater, based on the amount of recycling received from residents will now be […]

Salem Fire Association hosting Santa on a Fire Truck fundraiser

Salem Fire Association will be holding a fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Salem Fire/Rescue Station 2, 8339 Antioch Road, Salem. Pictures with Santa on a Fire Truck will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. 4×6 photos will be printed while you wait. The cost of […]

Salem School PTO hosting Packers-Bear fundraiser Friday

Salem School Students are deciding which NFL team, the Chicago Bears or Green Bay Packers, have the most fans at Salem School this week. The Salem School PTO is hosting “Penny Wars” a fundraiser in which all students are encouraged to bring in their spare change from home to compete in this border town rivalry. […]

Paris approves tax distribution advance for school district

The Paris Town Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a $300,00 advance on the January 2013 tax distribution for the Paris School District. This will allow the school district to avoid borrowing from a bank to cover cash flow in December, which Paris district administrator Roger Gahart said is a common instance for many school districts. “December always is a […]

Highways C and MB roundabout to open Friday

If you are one of the many Western Kenosha County residents who have been inconvenienced by the construction of a roundabout intersection at Highways C and MB in Bristol  there’s good news for you. The director of the county Highways Department says the intersection will be opened for traffic again this Friday, Nov. 30. From Gary Sipsma, county Highway […]

Central HS girls basketball games switched

The Central High School girls home basketball originally scheduled to be played at Central this Friday, Nov. 30 will be played at Burlington High School. The game originally scheduled to be played at Burlington on Jan. 11 will now be a home game for Central. The games had to be switched because of a band […]

Bristol PTA to host Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair Dec. 1

The Bristol PTA is hosting a Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair on Saturday, Dec. 1 from  9 am to 2 pm. Come on out and do your Holiday shopping while supporting the Bristol PTA and local crafters and vendors. Participating vendors include (but certainly not limited to) Arbonne, Tastefully Simple, Scentsy, Grace Adele, Miche, Pampered […]

Santa visiting Twin Lakes Fire Dept. Dec. 8

The Twin Lakes Vol. Fire Dept and Rescue Squad will be hosting Santa at the Firehouse on Saturday Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Members of the community are invited to stop by to visit with Santa. Bring your camera for a picture, and refreshments will be served. ShareTweet0 Shares

Bristol renews contract with Sheriff’s Department

The Bristol Village Board Monday renewed its contract for police protection with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. The year’s contract, which provides additional police coverage for the village,  cost the village about $280,000. That is about the same amount the village paid last year, said Randy Kerkman village administrator. Officials expressed satisfaction with the service. Kerkman said he has had feedback from residents that the sheriff’s […]

Units responding to crash in Twin Lakes

At 2:48 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and village police officers are responding to a report of a crash at 336th Avenue and 98th Street in Twin Lakes. Dispatch says no injuries being reported. UPDATE 2:53 p.m. — Police officers on the scene confirm no injuries. They are blocking off traffic on the road. UPDATE 2:56 […]

Lakewood School Extravaganza is Dec. 1

Lakewood School PTO is hosting its annual Lakewood Extravaganza on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11 am to 3 pm. There will be pictures with Santa, games, face painting, raffles, baked goods and crafts for sale. The PTO also will be hosting a spaghetti lunch at a cost of $5 for adults, $3  for kids 10 […]

A word from our sponsors: Crossing Borders Artist Market & Studio Tours Dec. 1 & 2

The 2012 Crossing Borders Artist Market & Studio Tours with unique holiday items made by local artists will take continue  Dec. 1 and 2. Included will be northeast Illinois and Southeast Wisconsin galleries and studios: Wilmot Artisan Market, 30723 113th St., Wilmot. Fox River Glass, 11218, Fox River Road, Wilmot. Bristol Pottery, 11227 136th Ave., […]

Units responding for report of grass fire in Bristol

At 6:46 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a large fire, possibly a grass fire, in the 21600 block of Highway V, Lake Shangri-la. UPDATE 6:59 p.m. — Several fire units in the area, but not locating fire. UPDATE 7:03 p.m. –Bristol units clearing the scene without finding reported […]

Santa coming to Randall and Randall Fire Department Dec. 8 and 9

Santa Claus is coming to Randall. Santa will be taking time out of his busy schedule to visit the kids of Randall, Saturday, Dec. 8 . At 10 am Santa will begin visiting all the town neighborhoods trading his sleigh for a Randall Fire Department truck. Santa will be stopping along the way, so all […]

Units responding to burning in Wheatland

At about 1:05 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department units are responding to a report to burning in the area of 318th Avenue and 71st Street in Wheatland. Dispatch says caller reported leaf burning that is blowing and causing mini fires on other properties. ShareTweet0 Shares

Sheriff’s Department promotions and re-assignments announced

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has issued the following press release regarding promotions and other personnel changes at the department: Measures passed by the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors in the 2013 budget and a retirement will mean changes at the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff David Beth announces the retirement of Captain Paul Falduto. […]

Units responding for report of burning in Randall

At 4:16 p.m., Randall Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Rescue are responding to the 33700 block of 116th Street in Randall for the report of a possible burning violation. UPDATE 4:23 p.m. — Fire department and deputy on scene. Deputy reports a lot of black smoke ShareTweet0 Shares

Area law enforcement departments join Booze and Belts effort against drunk driving

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, Twin Lakes Police Department and Silver Lake Police Department will join with law enforcement agencies across the state during December for the annual Booze and Belts campaign. The Booze and Belts campaign runs from Dec. 7 through 16. During Booze and Belts and throughout the year, law enforcement agencies are cracking […]

Brothers complete Eagle Scout project at Pringle Nature Center

Brother’s Zach and Jacob Martell have finished Eagle Scout projects at Pringle Nature Center. Zach Martell built a total of eight bat houses in May of 2011 in Bristol Woods County Park located in the prairie and by the first parking lot to encourage bats to roost in the park and avoid roosting in the […]

Flurries in Paddock Lake

In Paddock Lake we are seeing the light flurries forecast as a possibility for this morning. Later the clouds are suppose dto break up leaving us with a mostly sunny day with a high of 34. It will continue to be breezy, though, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 […]

Winter hours announced for KD Park

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced this week that KD Park, 8530 352nd Ave., will now be open seven days a week. The park had previously been closed for the winter. The park will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. People are encouraged to explore the park. Suggested park activities include: Hiking […]

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