Posts from ‘May, 2014’

Readers photos: Pole work on Cogswell Drive

Kelly Mickelsen shared this photo she took in Silver Lake Monday afternoon. Traffic was blocked from just after the parade to well into the afternoon while repairs were made. Kelly took this photo at about 3 p.m. Other people who saw the scene thought it looked like the pole had been struck and damaged by […]

Bristol School Board hosting listening session Wednesday

The Bristol School Board members will hold a Listening Session on Wednesday, May 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m. prior to the Sports Banquet. This session is for the public to air their concerns or comments to Bristol School board members. A quorum of the board may be present. Share1Tweet1 Shares

More thunderstorms likely today

The National Weather Service forecast says it’s likely we will see more rain and thunderstorms today. Storms are most likely from about 1 to 2 p.m. and then again after 4 p.m., according to the hourly forecast. The high temperature should be a bit cooler than yesterday, with a high of 78. High temperatures are […]

Units responding for mutual aid

At about 8:10 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue units are responding as mutual aid to the Newport Fire Department for a crash on I-94 near Russell Road. ShareTweet0 Shares

Twin Lakes Memorial Day 2014 parade and ceremony (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

American Legion Post 544 hosted its annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony Monday morning in Twin Lakes. The parade started at Lance Park and worked its way east ending at Legion Park. After the parade was finished, a ceremony was held outside of the Legion post building. In the parade were community groups, businesses, school bands, […]

Silver Lake Memorial Day parade and ceremony 2014 coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The Schultz-Hahn American Legion Post #293 annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony was held this morning in Silver Lake. Community groups, businesses, school bands, law enforcement and fire departments paid tribute to our fallen service people in the parade. After the parade, a ceremony was held at the legion hall on Cogswell Drive. Here is some […]

Units responding to pole on fire in Paddock Lake

At about 3:36 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a utility pole on fire in the 6200 block of 237th Avenue in Paddock Lake. UPDATE 3:51 p.m. — We Energies now on the scene. ShareTweet0 Shares

Warm with a chance of showers and thunderstorms for Memorial Day

Memorial Day looks to be another warm one, with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms as part of the deal. Today’s high temperature should reach 82, according to the National Weather Service forecast. While a chance of rain and thunderstorms exists throughout the day, it is strongest from 5 to 10 p.m., according to the […]

A word from our sponsors: Arbor Hills Nursery offers high quality trees at affordable prices

Note: Arbor Hills Nursery is a sponsor. — DH Arbor Hills Nursery is a high quality and affordable place to buy your next trees. Mark and Janet Lesko, Arbor Hills owners,  provide  personalized service from experienced staff (BS degree Biology: Horticulture, Botany). Questions are answered whether or not a purchase results. Questions are also […]

Units responding for crash in Randall

At 9:36 p.m., Randall Fire Department, Twin Lakes Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a motorcycle crash in the 32100 block of Highway F in Randall. UPDATE 9:43 p.m. — Landing zone for Flight for Life medical transport helicopter being setup. UPDATE 9:46 p.m. — […]

Memorial Day parades, services listed

Silver Lake and Twin Lakes will be the scene of Memorial Day parades and ceremonies Monday morning: American Legion Post 544 in Twin Lakes will host its annual Memorial Day parade this year on Monday, May 26. The parade through Twin Lakes begins at 11 a.m. Line-up is between 10 and 10:30 a.m. There will be a service after the […]

Lakewood School celebrates reading

During May, Lakewood School celebrated the students reaching and exceeding their goals for reading. On Friday, the school day ended with a concert from Weird Science. The drummer for the band is school reading specialist Don Sieg. A little video of the concert. As the students left school, they waved goodbye to Administrator Joe Price […]

Salem School Family 5K Run/Walk is May 31

The Salem School Family 5K Run/Walk will take place  Sat. May 31. Start time will be 8:30 a.m., with check in time from 7 to 8:20 a.m. Fee: $10 Individual or $15 Family Proceeds will go to the purchase of school supplies, benefiting Salem families in need and Salem classrooms. More information available here. A registration form is available here. […]

Former employees picket Paddock Lake bakery

Former employees of  Heidi’s Bakery in Paddock Lake (Note: Heidi’s Bakery is a sponsor — DH) picketed outside the business this morning. The picketers’ signs said employees of the bakery have failed to be paid and asked people not to do business there. At about 8 a.m., there were three former employees of the business on site, […]

Elizabeth Fonk named greater Kenosha softball player

Elizabeth Fonk of Central High School was chosen as the Greater Kenosha Youth Baseball and Softball Association Leila Mercado Outstanding Softball Player for 2014. Elizabeth was selected by the High School coaches from the City and County of Kenosha. In addition to the award Elizabeth will receive a $500.00 scholarship. Elizabeth will be continuing her […]

Units responding to crash in Randall

At about 9:49 a.m., Randall Fire Department, Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 32800 120th Street in Randall. Per dispatch: Crash involves a motorcycle that has gone off the road. UPDATE 9:52 a.m. — Fire unit on scene reports driver is up […]

Weather near perfect today; chance of thunderstorms Monday

The National Weather Service forecast calls for a near perfect day Sunday — 81 degrees for a high temp,  sunny and no chance of thunderstorms. It should be even a smidgen warmer Monday, Memorial Day, perhaps reaching 84 degrees. But there is a chance of thunderstorms. Those storms are mostly likely to occur between 4 […]

Lakewood School PTO flower sale is May 28

Lakewood School PTO’s annual flower sale slated for 3 p.m. on May 28. Proceeds from the sale help the PTO fund its activities. You can also help the PTO by using this form for flower purchases at Creative Edge Landscapes Greenhouses, 415 Lincoln Dr, Twin Lakes. 20 percent of the sale will be donated to the PTO. […]

Community Library closed Monday for Memorial Day

All Community Library branches, Salem, Silver Lake, and Twin Lakes will be closed on Monday, May 26, 2014 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours at all locations will resume on Tuesday, May 27. ShareTweet0 Shares

Family of Bruce Schaal shares thanks with the community

The family of Bruce Schaal, known for his work in local fire and rescue and as a local business leader, asked to share this message with the community: The family of Bruce “Ticker” Schaal would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for all the love, prayers, words of kindness, shared memories, and gestures, […]

Units responding for bicyclist in Salem

At about 8:31 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to report of a fallen bicyclist in the 23500 block of Highway AH in Salem. Per dispatch: Patient is a male bicyclist who fell and hit his head; he was wearing a helmet. ShareTweet0 Shares

A word from our sponsors: Fulmer Dentistry hosts blood drive

Note: James Fulmer DDS is a sponsor. — DH The Paddock Lake-based dentistry practice of James Fulmer, DDS, is sponsoring a blood drive, Friday, May 30.Hours for the drive, which will benefit The Blood Center of Wisconsin, are 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Blood Center Bus will be located at Fulmer’s office, 7137 […]

Units responding for burning in Paddock Lake

At about 10:40 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of burning in the 6700 block of 236th Avenue in Paddock Lake.   ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to accident

5:42 pm – Randall Fire and Twin Lakes rescue and police department are responding to an injury accident at 11500 Hwy P, near Country Thunder.  Possible air bags were deployed, injuries unknown. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for fire alarm at Riverview School

At about 3:22 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department, Randall Fire Department and Town of Wheatland Fire Department units along with a Silver Lake Police officer are responding to a report of a fire alarm at Riverview School. UPDATE 3:23 p.m. — Silver Lake FD unit calls in as en route. UPDATE 3:24 p.m. — Police […]

Wisconsin Electric Power Company fined for violations at Paris generating plant

The Wisconsin Attorney General’s office made the following announcement regarding Wisconsin Electric Power Company’s electric generation plant in Paris: Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen has announced that his office has obtained a judgment against Wisconsin Electric Power Company regarding air pollution violations at their Town of Paris, Kenosha County, electric generation plant. The civil complaint filed […]

Twin Lakes-Randall Summer Recreation sign-up is May 28

Sign up for the 2012 Twin Lakes-Randall Summer Recreation Program will be Wednesday, May 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lakewood Grade School, Twin Lakes, in the gym. The program is open to all students. The program runs from July 7-31, Monday through Thursday, at Lakewood School. Here is a full list of offerings and times. […]

Sheriff’s Dept. stepping up seatbelt enforcement

If you are hitting the roads in Western Kenosha County, you might want to consider that the Sheriff’s Department has announced they will again be participating in the annual Click it or Ticket campaign through June 2. From a media release from the department: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department will intensify its enforcement of Wisconsin’s mandatory safety […]

Garage sales page updated

West of the I’s garage sales page has been updated. Be sure to check it out each week before you begin your bargain hunting. If you’d like your sale added to the list, please drop us a line at Include your address, days, hours etc. We’ll even add a map to your info. ShareTweet0 Shares

Twin Lakes American Legion Post to host services and Memorial Day parade

American Legion Post 544 in Twin Lakes will host its annual Memorial Day parade this year on Monday, May 26. The parade through Twin Lakes begins at 11 a.m. Line-up is between 10 and 10:30 a.m. There will be a service after the parade at the post in Legion Park. The parade starts in Lance Park, moves along Lance Drive […]

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