Posts from ‘February, 2013’

County executive to host after office hours event in Salem on March 11

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser has announced an “after office hours” session to be held in Salem on Monday, March 11. Kreuser will be available to meet with county residents starting at 6 p.m. at the Salem Town Hall, 9814 Antioch Road, Salem, until the start of the Town Board meeting at 7 p.m. No […]

Kenosha County Fishing project to host raffle, chili cook-off fundraiser Saturday

The Kenosha County 4-H Fishing Project will hold a fundraiser raffle and chili cook-off among area fire departments on March 2 at the Conservation Club of Kenosha County Bristol Shooting Ranges, 21001 85th St. Bristol. Come support your favorite Fire Department and the activities of the fishing project. Top Raffle Prizes include: Charter fishing trip on Lake Michigan. FinnQuest;  iPad […]

Salem School to bring sports and extracurriculars back to school control; reinstate summer school

Salem School is bringing the running of sports and clubs back under the umbrella of the school in the 2013-14 school year as well as bringing back summer school this June. The School Board approved the move at last week’s regular monthly meeting. Sports and clubs have been run by the independent community organization the Salem Booster Club since […]

UPDATE: Sheriff’s Department handles 192 crashes during storm

During the storm that started Tuesday and continued into today, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department deputies handled 192 calls for crashes and ditched vehicles, Sgt. Bill Beth, department spokesman, reported this afternoon. Overall that was 131 car in ditches calls, 54 property damage calls and 7 personal injury calls. Here’s a breakdown by time period through […]

Wilmot boys basketball team advances; next game is Thursday

Wilmot Union High School’s boys basketball team won its regional playoff game Tuesday against Waterford 47 to 40. Wilmot now advances to a sectional game versus Stoughton Thursday at Badger High School in Lake Geneva at 7 p.m. Tickets are limited and can be purchased in the high school office from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 […]

UPDATE: A little more snow today and a little more tonight

It sure looked like the snow was falling steadily all day, but we measured only about another inch from 5:30 a.m. to about 3:15 p.m. at headquarters in Paddock Lake. It was kind of warm; maybe some of it melted. That would be a total of 8.75 measured by us since 12:30 p.m., Tuesday. […]

UPDATE: Latest available crash numbers

Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputies continued to deal with crashes and ditched vehicles this morning. Here are the totals for the storm since 12:30 p.m. Tuesday: Cars in ditch: 122. Property damage crash: 53. Personal injury crash: 7. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to report of tree on fire

At 10:50 a.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a tree on fire in the 24600 block of 81st Place in Salem. Tree is against a power line. ShareTweet0 Shares

4-H Pinewood Derby coverage

Kenosha County 4-H held its Fourth Annual Pinewood Derby Monday night at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol. 4-H Club members from throughout the county got a chance to finally see the homemade vehicles they have been working on in action. Participants competed against each in several age based classes. There also was an adult class for the big kids. In each class, […]

The Sharing Center is open today

The Sharing Center is open today at 2 p.m. for food, the agency announced via its Facebook page this morning. Volunteers are to report at noon. Share3Tweet3 Shares

UPDATE: Overnight crash numbers from Sheriff’s Department

Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Bill Beth reports the following crash data from 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. this morning: 58 cars in the ditch. 4 property damage crashes. 1 personal injury crash. Share7Tweet7 Shares

UPDATE: Latest snow total and forecast, schools open

We measured an additional 3 inches of snow overnight here at headquarters in Paddock Lake. That’s a total of 7.75 inches we measured from 1 p.m. Tuesday to 5:30 a.m. this morning. And it’s not done! The current National Weather Service forecast says we could get another 1 to 2 inches of accumulation today and another inch […]

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Note: Lakeside entry 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, Feb. 28 through Wednesday, March 6.  Ask […]

Readers photos: Feb. 26, 2103 snow storm

Note: Do you have a photo from today’s snow? Send it to us at and we’ll add it to this post. Share1Tweet1 Shares

UPDATE: Sheriff’s Dept releases storm response data

Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Bill Beth shared the following stats from KCSD responses to today’s storm: As of 1730 KSD has responded to the following: 45 Assist Motorists/Vehicles in the ditch; 45 10-50 Property Damage Crashes; 6 10-50 Personal Injury Crashes.  These incidents continue to reach across the entire county. Most recently vehicles […]

Deaths Feb. 26, 2013: Leo R. Konopka

The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information: ShareTweet0 Shares

UPDATE: Winter storm warning issued until noon Wednesday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The warning replaces the winter weather advisory issued earlier. The warning will be in effect until noon. The warning calls for 6 to 10 inches of snow total for the storm. Highest totals will be in the southeastern part of the state. Sounds like that’s us! Shoveling note: This snow […]

Brighton School second quarter honor roll

Note: This post sponsored by Paddock Lake Auto Parts. High Honors: Sheena Derler, Julianna Ellerbrock, Claudia Fox, Victoria Salerno, Isabella Tondi, Thomas Walsh. Honor Roll: Emily Allen, Arielle Zamba. Honorable Mention: Alexander Bruzas, Julianna Calzada, Hunter Conrad, Tyler Daniels, Logan Hughes, Noah Kofron, Josiah McDermit, Kaeley Mueller, Rory Schmucker, Weston Uhlenhake. Grade 7 High Honors: […]

Sheriff’s Dept.: Stay off roads; extra deputies being called in

Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Bill Beth issued the following statement regarding the current storm: Sheriff David Beth has ordered additional deputies called to work in order to help with cars in the ditch and crashes. We do have extra deputies on the road currently, but more are needed in order to meet all of the needs the weather is creating. […]

Units responding to school bus crash

At 4:22 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at 83rd Street and 251st Avenue in Salem. Unknown at this point is there are any children on the bus. UPDATE 4:24 p.m. — Dispatch reports that the bus has hit a tree.   Share2Tweet2 Shares

Traffic backed up on Highway W

At about 4:11 p.m., dispatch is reporting that traffic is backing up on Highway W in about the 12100 block due to cars being up able to climb a hill in the road there. Police personnel on the scene report multiple vehicles stuck. Share5Tweet5 Shares

UPDATE: Snow measurement at 4:07 p.m.

At about 4:07 p.m., we are measuring about 4.75 inches of snow in Paddock Lake at headquarters. As snow started falling at about 1 p.m., that’s over an inch an hour. I haven’t shoveled yet, but snow seems heavy and sticky. Share2Tweet2 Shares

Units responding to crash in Paris

At 3:33 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 45 and 142 in Paris. UPDATE 3:36 p.m. — One vehicle involved was pulling a trailer. The other was a car. One person reporting an injury so far. UPDATE 3:41 p.m. — Fire department […]

Deputy responding to disabled car on Highway 50 at B

At 3:20 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a disabled vehicle on Highway 50 at Highway B in Salem. The mini-van is blocking traffic, dispatch reports. ShareTweet0 Shares

Snow emergency declared in Salem

Salem has declared a snow emergency effective in the town until further notice. During a declared snow emergency: Parking of vehicles. (1) After the declaration of a snow emergency, no person shall park any vehicle at any time, night or day, on any public street, road or highway within the Town. Any vehicle parked upon any public street, road […]

Units responding to car versus pedestrian crash in Paddock Lake

At about 2:48 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units responding to car versus pedestrian crash in Paddock Lake at 248th Avenue and Highway 50. UPDATE 2:50 p.m. — Car pulling into parking lot on north side of the road. Pedestrian up and walking around, deputy on the scene reports. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for school bus in snow bank in Brighton

At 2:45 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a school bus in a snow bank along Highway X in Brighton. Caller told dispatch there appeared to be only a driver with the vehicle. UPDATE 3:13 p.m. — Deputy reports he found no stuck bus on Highway X or nearby roads. ShareTweet0 […]

After school activities at Wheatland Center cancelled

After school activities at Wheatland Center School have been cancelled for today, the school has announced through automated message. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to crash in Bristol

At 1:50 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and a sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the 17600 block of Wilmot Road (Highway C) in Bristol. Two vehicles involved. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to Wilmot UHS

At 1:47 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to Wilmot Union High School. Call is for a unknown medical problem. Share2Tweet2 Shares

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