Posts from ‘April, 2016’

A word from our sponsors: New weekly ad for Marv & Alison’s Sentry posted at

Note: Marv & Alison’s Sentry is a sponsor. — DH This week’s ad for Marv & Alison’s 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 […]

Deaths April 26, 2016: Elsie Jagielo, Linda June DeYoung, William “Bill” C. Podella

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral. 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

Salem School honor roll third quarter 2015-16

This post was sponsored by Paddock Lake Pet Services The following students were named to the Salem School third quarter 2015-16 honor roll: Eighth grade High honors — Gianna Aiello, Alexis Arnold, Kathryn Boyd, Ashlee Calkins, Gavin Carlson, Garrett Edmonds, Cassidy Friedman, Colton Hauser, Madison Heck, Megann Holst, Hailie Kane, Myles Kazumura, Kevin Keating, Julie Lynch, Paul Lynch, Sophia Lynch, Connor MacLeod, Marlena Moore, Jaden Morris, Aaliyah Novitovic, Nathaniel Nucci, Kayla Oswalt, Rebekka Pelli, Kyle Pflug, Sarah Pohjola, Naomi Racas, Carissa Rudd, Zoe Shanaver, Claudia […]

Max Hagberg represents Trevor-Wilmot School at 2016 state geographic bee

Eighth grader Max Hagberg from Trevor-Wilmot School was a semi-finalist in the 2016 Wisconsin National Geographic State Bee. The contest took place at the American Family Insurance Corporate Headquarters in Madison on Friday, April 1. Share3Tweet3 Shares

A word from our sponsors: Village of Twin Lakes seeking summer help

Note: The Village of Twin Lakes is advertising these positions on This is a paid announcement. — DH The Village of Twin Lakes is hiring for the following part-time summer positions: Movies in the Park assistant. Public Works seasonal laborer. Lake Education Assistant. These are a great opportunity for college and high school students. […]

Severe thunderstorm watch cancelled early

As of about 8:02 p.m., the National Weather Service is no longer showing Kenosha County as part of a severe thunderstorm watch area. The watch had originally been scheduled to extend to 10:30 p.m. Lake County, Illinois, just to our south, is still in the watch area. ShareTweet0 Shares

Hail in Paddock Lake, then sun with rain

At about 4:50 p.m., a band of pea-size hail moved through the part of Paddock Lake where HQ is located. Here’s a brief video: The hail was over in a few minutes. By 5 p.m. it was sunny and by 5:05 p.m. sunny and raining. A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 10 […]

County receives grant to add improvements to KD Park

Kenosha County has received a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources grant to develop KD Park in Randall and Wheatland, the county has announced. From a news release distributed last week: Kenosha County Parks has been awarded the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Grant to develop the West End Park, locally known as KD Park, said […]

Severe thunderstom watch issued

At 2:23 p.m., the National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for an area that includes Kenosha County, reports Kenosha County Emergency Management. The watch is effective until 10 p.m. ShareTweet0 Shares

Work to start again on Highway 50 crossing in Kenosha

It was supposed to start last month, but it didn’t, and now it is supposed to again. I’m talking about railroad crossing work on Highway 50 (75th Street) near 51st Avenue in Kenosha. Here’s the latest from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation about what looks to be somewhat of a traffic headache if you head in […]

Salem Town Baord to hold special meeting Tuesday; roundabout meeting to follow

The Salem Town Board will hold a special meeting Tuesday, starting at 5 p.m. According to the agenda distributed by the town clerk Monday, the meeting will start at 5 p.m. with a closed session relative to joint and/or consolidated services agreements. The meeting will eventually move out of closed session for possible discussion, action or an announcement regarding […]

Central HS freshman athletic meeting Wednesday

Westosha Central High School will be hosting an incoming freshman night on Wednesday,  at 6 p.m. for all students who are interested in participating in sports during the 2016-2017 school year. The night will include general athletic department information as well as the opportunity to get sport specific information. Topics include athletic paperwork, the athletic website, […]

A word from our sponsors: Washburn Lodge annual Mother’s Day Pork Chop Dinner is May 7

Note: Washburn Lodge is advertising this event at This is a paid announcement. — DH Washburn Lodge will host its annual Mother’s Day Pork Chop Dinner on Saturday, May 7 from 3 to 7 p.m. Come treat mom to a wonderful dinner. $12 per person for two chops. All moms receive a rose. Washburn […]

Salem School community celebrates 100th anniversary (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Past and present students, staff and community members in general celebrated 100 years of Salem School on Sunday afternoon. There has been a school on the Highway 83 and Highway AH site since 1916. Sunday’s celebration started out with a presentation that included recognizing students and staff from the past. Arlene Schmidt Runkel, Class of […]

Sheriff’s Dept. reports possible cellular 911 outage

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has issued the following announcement regarding a possible 911 service outage for US Cellular: Today, April 24th, 2016 at 11:54 am, the Kenosha Joint Services 911 center received a message from US Cellular that there might be a 911 cellular outage in the area of Kenosha County.  US Cellular technicians are working on identifying the […]

Illinois man dies in crash on I-94

A Northfield, Ill. man died after his vehicle was found striking a wall on I-94 Saturday morning. The man was identified as Brian P. Carney, 52, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department said in a media release. From the media release: On Saturday morning, April 23rd, 2016, at approximately 0542 hours, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to I-94, north […]

Spring Grove man dies in Randall crash

A Spring Grove man died as a result of a crash in Randall Friday evening. Arthur M. Kraft, 50, was identified as the driver and sole occupant of the involved vehicle, said a media release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. From the media release: On Friday evening, April 22nd, 2016, at approximately 1805 hours, […]

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11279 donates to veterans home Music and Memory program

Members of Father Matthias Zerfas Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11279 Twin Lakes, recently presented a check for $2,500 to the Union Grove Veterans Home. The money donated will be used for their Music and Memory program to help veterans with dementia. Presenting the check (above) are members Service Officer Pam Mitchell, Quartermaster Todd Erickson, Commander Joe Nilles, Kevin McClorey, Paul […]

Kyle Toppel sworn into National Guard

Kyle Toppel was recently sworn into the Army National Guard. PVT Toppel is a junior at Westosha Central High School and will serve as a 19D Calvary Scout. Share85Tweet85 Shares

A word from our sponsors: April 24, 2016 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

Note: Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty, are sponsors. Here are open houses being hosted today by Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty (click the links below for more information): 20900 60th St, Bristol 10816 269th Ave, Trevor 16805 93rd St, Bristol 31120 Burlington Rd, Burlington 27925 41st St, Salem 21800 121st […]

Salem Public Safety Office & Twin Lakes PD announce speeding, seatbelt grants

The Town of Salem Public Safety Office and the Twin Lakes Police Department recently announced grant that will help those agencies crackdown on speeders and intensify seatbelt enforcement. Both grants are from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Safety. From a media release regarding the speeding enforcement grant: The funds may be used to pay […]

Friends of the Community Library hosting Book and Bake sale on April 30

The Friends of the Community Library Board are sponsoring a Book and Bake sale on Saturday, April 30 at the Twin Lakes Community Library 110 S. Lake St. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to noon for the Friends of the Community Library members. Everyone will be welcome from noon until 3:30 p.m. From 2 until 3:30 […]

A word from our sponsors: The Diettrich Farm offers unique summer riding camp program and more

Note: The Diettrich Farm is a sponsor. — DH. The Diettrich Farm, an equine growth and learning center, offers a unique summer riding camp program for children of all ages and experience levels. The week long camp offers lasting benefits. Campers develop confidence, enhance their self-esteem, learn to trust their intuition, develop horsemanship skills, […]

Twin Lakes ahead of schedule on building reserve

Like a homeowner dutifully paying extra on their mortgage every month, the Twin Lakes Village Board learned this week the village’s financial discipline is paying off. A presentation from the village’s auditor David Maccoux of Schenck S.C. at Monday’s Village Board meeting included showing the village is ahead of schedule on its goal for building its financial reserve. […]

Cassidy’s Cause cancer benefit is April 24

The Cassidy’s Cause benefit will take place Sunday, April 24 from noon to 5 p.m. at Bella Vita Banquets, 34816 Geneva Road, New Munster. The event will include a band, 50/50 raffles, basket raffles, gun raffles, live auction and much more. Genesse Depot will provide live music. Live auction starts at 3 p.m. with raffle […]

Central HS to present Kill Me, Deadly April 22, 23 and 24

Westosha Central High School will be offering a spring production of Kill Me, Deadly – a murder mystery comedy thriller directed by Michael Klimzak. In this production, the main character, Charlie Nickels, has a hard life as a detective working in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, and things are only made harder by the […]

Wilmot Masonic Lodge Pork Chop Dinner is April 23

Wilmot Masonic Lodge Pork Chop Dinner is this Saturday, April 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. $10 for single chop and $12 for double chops. Includes baked potato, green beans, dinner role and dessert. Wilmot Masonic Lodge is located at the northwest corner of Highway C and Fox River Road (Highway W), in downtown Wilmot. Share3Tweet3 Shares

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 […]

Units responding for investigation

At about 11:58 a.m., Twin lakes Fire Department units are responding for an investigation in the 500 block of McCole Road in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: A strong smell of natural gas being reported in a kitchen. ShareTweet0 Shares

Frost advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for our area from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday. Temperatures will be cooler Friday than lately, with a high of just 51 and temperatures falling into the mid to low 30 overnight, says the NWS forecast. Temperatures should recover for the weekend with a high of 59 […]

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