Posts from ‘June, 2013’

Man found in Powers Lake dies

Thomas Salack, 62, of Powers Lake died today in Powers Lake, an apparent drowning victim, according to a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department media release issued at 5:48 p.m. Here is the full statement from KCSD: On 06-25-13 at 1525 hours Deputies responded with Twin Lakes Rescue, Twin Lakes Police Dept. and Town of Randall Fire […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 4:15 p.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at 256th Avenue and Highway SA in Salem. Three vehicle are involved, but no injuries are being reported at this time, dispatch reports. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to Powers Lake for medical call

At about 3:27 p.m., Twin Lakes Rescue and Randall Fire Department units are responding to a medical call at Powers Lake in Randall. A man who was in the water is the patient. He is now out of the water and CPR is being administered dispatch said. Scene is at Lakeside Park. A Twin Lakes […]

The British (were) coming!

Note: Above video by Earlene Frederick. It includes interviews with re-enactors and plenty of sights and sounds from the weekend. The next best thing to being there! The sons and daughters of the American Revolution lived once again this past Saturday and Sunday during the North West Territory Alliance’s Revolutionary War Reenactment at Fox River […]

More thunderstorms today and tonight

It seems likely that the area will see some more thunderstorm activity today and tonight, according tot eh National Weather Service forecast. During the day there is a 100 percent chance of thunderstroms in the current forecast. Looking out the window to the west and at the radar, it seems like that could be as […]

Units responding for fire in Twin Lakes

At 10:27 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue, Randall Fire Department and Richmond Fire Department units and village police officers are responding to a report of a possible structure fire in the 1900 block of Esch Road in Twin Lakes. Fire started in garage; smoke now in house, dispatch reports. UPDATE 10:33 p.m. — Mutual […]

Thunderstorms expected to enter area

The National Weather Service has issued a short-term forecast calling for a cluster of thunderstorms exiting Walworth County and far southeast Waukesha County to cross Kenosha County through 9:30 p.m. It was moving northeast at about 25 mph. If it shows up here, the storm may produce brief heavy rain and lightning strikes. ShareTweet0 Shares

Deaths June 24, 2013: Debra L. Mason, Caroline Kisner, Enid Janette Westfall, Elsie V. Hein, Edward G. Schoor, Gerry L. “Elvis” Westman

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

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the an area including Kenosha County. The watch is in effect until 10 p.m. Eight Wisconsin counties are included. A flood warning also remains in effect for the Fox River. At 2 p.m., the river was at 9.74 feet. Flood stage is 10 feet. […]

Wisconsin Lightning 14U AG wins back-to-back tournaments

After a completing a successful winter/fall schedule with 2nd place finishes in the 16U Witches and Fast pitches tourney and again at the Snowball Classic in the dome at Pekin, IL, Wisconsin Lightning 14U AG continued their run winning back-to-back tournament events in recent weeks. The team kicked off their summer softball campaign with a tournament […]

Wilmot Football Youth Camp will be July 8-11

The Wilmot Football Team will be holding its annual Youth Camp July 8-11 at Frank Bucci Field. The NON-contact camp will be broken into 2 groups, those going into 3rd, 4th and 5th grade and those going into 6th, 7th and 8th grade. The camp teaches fundamental skills of football and prepares players for success […]

Sheriff’s Department to join in National Boating Under the Influence enforcement effort

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has released the following statement regarding the upcoming National Boating Under the Influence enforcement effort: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department will join with other law enforcement agencies participating in a National Boating Under the Influence enforcement effort June 28-30. In an effort to bring attention to, and curb boating under the […]

Units responding for motorcycle-vehicle crash

At 4:38 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are esponding to a report of a crash at Highway JF and Highway 83 in Salem. Crash involves a motorcycle and another vehicle. UPDATE 4:39 p.m. — Rescue personnel calls for an additional ambulance. UPDATE 4:42 p.m. — Additional manpower requested to the scene […]

Thunderstorm Possibility

Those cloudy skies are not your imagination! According to the National Weather Service, there is a slight chance of severe thunderstorms this afternoon through this evening. There is a line of storms to our west, and could carry the possibility for Hail, damaging winds, and additional flooding.   ShareTweet0 Shares

Salem ISO rating improves

The Town of Salem Fire/Rescue Department has made the following announcement regarding ISO ratings: The Town of Salem Fire and Rescue Department is proud to announce that as of June 1 we have been awarded an ISO PPC Rating of Class 6 (Class 10 if you live more than five road miles from any Town […]

Town of Wheatland Fire Department festival coverage

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department is hosting its annual festival this weekend at New Musnter Park. Saturday’s activities included a parade down Geneva Road, a kids show, the softball tournament, water fights and music. The fun continues today with softball, fire department water fights and DJ music to close out the fun. Here are […]

Course for caregivers registration due July 5

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 6-week educational series designed to provide you with the tools caregivers need need to take care of themselves. This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Classes will be held at […]

Flood warning in effect for Fox River

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Fox River in Western Kenosha County. At 3 p.m. Saturday, the river was at 9.1 feet at the New Munster gauge. The river is forecast to be rise above flood stage of 10 feet by midnight tomorrow and continue to rise through the week. […]

Heat and showers in the forecast

The National weather service gives us a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the early Sunday morning hours, mainly between 1am and 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Daytime tomorrow will give us a 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am. Later, it will be mostly sunny and hot, with […]

Vehicle Fire

Paris Rescue and Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department dispatched to Highway 142 and 136th Street near MB and N, south of Highway 142 for a vehicle fully engulfed in flames.  No known occupants at this time 5:30 pm update: live ammunition firing inside vehicle 5:33 pm update: County asking for extra squad car to block off traffic in […]

Accident Highways B and C

Salem Rescue and Wilmot Fire Department called to an accident with reported injuries at the intersection of Highway C and Highway B. One person bleeding from face and vehicles involved are a Black Camary and Black pick up truck.   Both vehicles blocking intersection   update 4:20pm: There are at least two patients with minor […]

Assembly enjoys kringle in honor of the Central High School softball team

Tuesday, members of the State Assembly enjoyed kringle in honor of the Central High School softball team winning the Division I State title against Kenosha Bradford High School. When they found out that the two final teams were Central and Bradford, Representatives Samantha Kerkman (R-Randall) and Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) made a friendly wager on the […]

Crafters sought for music parents sale in Nov.

Reservations for space are now being accepted for the 12th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair sponsored by the Central High School Music Parents Association. The event will take place on Saturday, November 9, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Central High School in Paddock Lake. For more information or to register as a vendor, […]

Pack your umbrella

You may wish to bring your umbrella if you have plans today. About an  inch of rain that has fallen since yesterday, and steady rains and thunderstorms this morning should be giving way to cloudy skies this morning. Temperatures should rise to 86 degrees this afternoon with a good chance of more thunderstorms. ShareTweet0 Shares

EW Richter Court slated to become public right of way

  The Twin Lakes Village Board has inherited a 57-year-old problem and are scratching their collective heads on the best way to determine whether or not East-West Richter Court is a public right of way, and whether no parking signs can be erected. Residents Tom Richter and Gary Katunas want no-parking signs to allow access […]

Prayer vigil tonight for teen injured in crash

A prayer vigil will be held tonight for the the teen involved in a lawn mower accident last Friday. The vigil will be held at Wilmot United Methodist Church, 11425 Fox River Rd. in Wilmot at 8 pm Friday.   ShareTweet0 Shares

MYSO welcomes Ella Harper-Schiehl as new member

The Junior Wind Ensemble with the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra will be welcoming a new addition to its lineup with Double French Horn musician Ella Harper-Schiehl of Riverview School in Silver Lake. Ella, 12, and just out of sixth grade, first auditioned for the Junior Wind Ensemble on Thursday, May 30.  During the audition, Ella […]

Rain in the forecast

A few showers may dampen your morning activities, but should dissipate before 1pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 86. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. There is a 40 percent chance of rain tonight with low temps around […]

Local students named to UW-Whitewater Dean’s list

The following students have been named to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Dean’s List for the 2013 spring semester: Thomas Ashmus from Bristol. Amanda Becker from Trevor. Kaitlin Biehn from Kenosha. Jacky Bigger from Twin Lakes. Brandon Bockrath from Bristol. Kenneth Ciecko from Trevor. Drew Cox from Bristol. Megan DeTienne from Silver Lake. Tylar Edenhofer from […]

Wisconsin Lightning Fastpitch Battle of the Borders is this weekend

Wisconsin Lightning Fastpitch is hosting its annual NSA Qualifying “Battle of the Borders” girl’s fast pitch softball scholarship tournament at Central High School’s Sorenson Fields, Salem Grade School and Wilmot High School on June 21, 22 and 23. Over 60 teams, from Wisconsin and Illinois, will be competing in 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U […]

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