Posts from ‘October, 2013’

Country Inn and Suites and The Brat Stop to host special needs Halloween event

The Brat Stop and Country Inn and Suites in Kenosha just west of I-94 will host the Great Country Pumpkin Party for adults and children with special needs on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is a  Halloween celebration for children and adults with special needs and their families. Participants can dress up in their favorite costume and then trick […]

Christ Lutheran Church Fall Craft Faire is Nov. 2

Christ Lutheran Church at 24929 75th St., in Paddock Lake will host a Fall Craft Faire on Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This community event will have crafters and vendors from Paddock Lake and the surrounding area. Some of the items available for sale will include: Quilted Items, Printed Pictures, Jewelry, Woven Jewelry, […]

Kenosha casino decision delayed

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Gov. Scott Walker will delay his decision on whether to allow a Menominee Tribe casino to be built on the grounds of the closed Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha. The expectation had been that Walker would decide the issue by Friday. The Menominee proposal has received federal approval and […]

Paris planning and town boards defer action on shooting range plan

Action on a  proposal to develop a new 40-lane indoor shooting range in Paris was deferred by both the Paris Plan Commission and the Paris Town Board this week. Brozak Holdings LLC and John Merideth, DBA Elite Tactics and Training Center are petitioning for a conditional use permit to operate the facility at 12721 12th St. […]

Deputy investigating report of downed branch

At about 8:36 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is investigating report of a downed tree branch on Highway WG (State Line Road) east of Highway U. ShareTweet0 Shares

Scouts hosting haunted hayride at Camp Oh-Da-Ko-Ta tonight and Saturday

Cub Scouts and Boy Scout from throughout the Three Harbors Council are hosting a haunted hayride tonight, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 to 9 p.m. each day. Come have fun and food on a hayride through Camp Oh-Da-Ko-Ta. The event is open to the general public. All haunting done by local Boy Scouts and Venture […]

Units responding for crash on Highway 83 near state line

At about 6:42 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the 12700 block of Highway 83 near the Wisconsin-Illinois state line. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. Some injuries being reported. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for burning in Trevor

At about 4:16 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding for a report of burning in the 23600 block of 128th Street, Trevor. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to crash on I-94

At about 3:35 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue units are responding to a crash on I-94 near Russell Road. ShareTweet0 Shares

Community Baptist Church to host Community Fall Fest Saturday

Community Fall Fest begins at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 at Community Baptist Church in Silver Lake. Activities include hay rides, a bon fire, brats and hot dogs, and ‘do-it-yourself’ s’mores. Children will enjoy carnival-style games, a craft cabin, a giant inflatable slide, and more. Pastor Cliff Hathcock will offer short history tours inside the […]

Units responding to car fire on I-94

At about 9 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a car fire in the 110000 block of the southbound lanes of I-94. UPDATE 9:01 p.m. — Arriving unit reports vehicle is on side of the road; smoke […]

Deaths Oct. 24, 2103: Charles Byron Krebs, Gayle Oren Groves

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: Home heavily damaged in Bristol fire

A fire that started in an exterior wall heavily damaged a Bristol home in the 8300 block of 184th Avenue (Highway D) last night. From Bristol Fire and Rescue Chief Peter Parker: The fire was reported at 10:49 p.m. Initially the report was that a deck attached to a house was on fire. Subsequently it […]

Caregiver workshop to explore relationship changes and dementia

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Bristol Caregiver Support Group along with Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center and Right At Home are hosting a free and informative workshop titled, “Relationship Changes & Dementia” on Nov. 18. This workshop is for family/friend caregivers who are caring for a loved one with a memory loss. The purpose of […]

Local fire departments responding for fire in Lake County

At about 10:40 a.m., local fire departments are being dispatched to assist with a fire at North Wadsworth Road and Mill Creek Road. Salem, Bristol and Paris fire departments have been asked to respond with tenders (water tankers). UPDATE 11:33 a.m. — Twin Lakes and Trevor tenders now responding. UPDATE 12:30 p.m. — From JAC […]

2013 trick or treat hours set

It’s time to make sure you have the right hours carved out for trick or treating with the youngsters this year. Most municipalities that set hours chose from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 as the official trick or treat hours. This includes Bristol, Salem, Paddock Lake, Twin Lakes, Randall and Silver Lake. Wheatland […]

Fire in Bristol

Multiple fire departments responded to a fire in Bristol last night. The fire in the 8300 block of 184th Avenue (Highway D) was first reported around 10:50 p.m. Bristol Fire and Rescue called for a series of box alarms that brought firefighters from departments throughout the area to the scene. According to radio transmission archives: […]

Units responding for burning in Randall

At about 8:12 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding for a report of burning in the 33700 block of 116th Street in Randall. ShareTweet0 Shares

Rep. Kerkman repeats support for casino; urges Walker to approve

  After a meeting with the Menominee Tribe about its proposal to locate a casino in Kenosha, Gov. Scott Walker holds the fate of the project in his hands. State Rep. Samantha Kerkman repeated her support for the project in a statement released Wednesday: The Menominee Tribe present a very compelling case for approving the […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At 6:17 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units along with sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highway 50 and Highway W-south. UPDATE 6:19 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports three vehicles involved, minor injuries, two drivers out but one still inside vehicle. UPDATE 6:28 p.m. — Deputy calls […]

Deaths Oct. 23, 2013: Ruth Evelyn Farm

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

Inmate dies at jail

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department released the following statement regarding an apparent inmate suicide at the Kenosha County Jail on Tuesday: On 10-22-13 at 14:19 hours (2:19 p.m.) Jail Staff at the Kenosha County Jail (KCJ) 1000-55th Street found a male inmate had attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself. Life saving efforts were immediately conducted […]

Salem School Sept 2013 Students of the Month anounced

Salem School has started a Student of the Month program this year for 3rd through 8th grade students at the school. Each month classroom teachers will submit their Student of the Month selections to district administrator David Milz. “The premise is to select students who have demonstrated positive achievement through academics and/or behavior,” Milz explained. […]

Snowing yet?

The National Weather Service says there’s a 70 percent chance of snow/rain today, mostly after 4 p.m. At 2:57 p.m., nothing yet at HQ in Paddock Lake. Have you seen any flakes? The forecast adds that little to no snow accumulation expected. ShareTweet0 Shares

Randall PTC seeking vendors for fair

Randall School PTC is having a Vendor Fair at Randall School on Saturday, Nov.  16. The PTC is currently looking for vendors. Interested vendors should contact Stephanie Vescova at for booth space or any questions. A registration form with more information is available here. ShareTweet0 Shares

Wilmot vs. Central football photos

In the better late then never department, here are some photos from the Wilmot vs. Central football game Friday. Wilmot Panthers were victorious against rival Central High School 28-7. Here are some more photos from freelance photographer Earlene Frederick (Note: BTW, the delay in posting is my fault not hers — DH): Share4Tweet4 Shares

Twin Lakes trims parking spots on Main for better sight lines, business access

The Twin Lakes Village Board on Monday voted to eliminate four parking spots on Main Street to improve sight lines in one location and access to a new business in another. The village has been barricading three parking spots on the north side of Main Street just east of the Burden Avenue intersection in order […]

A word from our sponsors: State Farm celebrating National Teen Driver Safety Week

Note: State Farm is a sponsor. — DH Mindy J. Cooling, State Farm agent in Paddock Lake, is helping students celebrate National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct. 18-26. Central High School is eligible to compete for a $100,000 grant and a community concert by Kelly Clarkson. Check out all the details at Celebrate My Drive […]

Human Services Department promotes Cyber Security Awareness Month

The Kenosha County Human Services Department has issued the following statement regarding Cyber Security Awareness Month: October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Cyber threats at work and at home are real – and they are becoming more common in today’s world where we count on technology to stay connected. As part of cyber security […]

A word from our sponsors: New weekly ad for Lakeside Sentry 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 (click here to see ad) are effective from Thursday, Oct.  24 through […]

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