Posts from ‘September, 2019’

Deaths Sept. 18, 2019: Robert A. Streicher, Patrick J. Lane

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A word from our sponsors: Western Kenosha County Historical Society open house is Sept. 22

Note: This is a paid announcement from the Western Kenosha County Historical Society — DH The Western Kenosha County Historical Society will have an Open House Sunday, Sept. 22. The free event will be from noon to 4 p.m. The buildings will be open with historic items on display, including the Twin Oaks School House. […]

Units responding to Randall School for medical call

At about 4:13 p.m., Twin Lakes Rescue units and a Twin Lakes Police officer are responding to Randall School for a medical call. Per dispatch: Patient fell off monkey bars on the playground and has an arm injury. Share5Tweet5 Shares

Sheriff’s Department seeking info on threat at Salem School

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information from the public about a threat that locked down Salem School for about two hour Wednesday. The threat is not being viewed as a credible threat, a news release issued by the Sheriff’s Department Wednesday afternoon said. The release also encouraged anyone with any information regarding this […]

Units responding for alarm in Twin Lakes

At about 2:20 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding to an alarm in the 3100 block of East Lakeshore Drive, Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: This is a carbon monoxide alarm. People are evacuating the building. Share5Tweet5 Shares

Units responding for investigation in Camp Lake

At about 2:12 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to the 9200 block of Camp Lake Road in Camp Lake for an investigation. Per dispatch: Caller reports sparks coming from wires touching trees. Share4Tweet4 Shares

Lockdown lifted at Salem School

A written threat found inside a bathroom caused Salem School to be on lockdown for about two hours Wednesday morning. The threat was reported to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department at about 9:35 a.m., Sgt. Chris Hannah, public information officer said. The K-8 school was immediately placed on lockdown, Hannah said, and deputies responded to […]

Chainsaw safety training class at Seno K/RLT Conservancy Sept. 28

Seno K/RLT Conservancy is hosting a Chainsaw Safety Training Class on Sept. 28. Safety and Woods Worker (S.A.W.W.)* Level I Basic Training will be conducted by instructor Nathan Stanford, Forest Safety Institute, Baraboo, on Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or shine. (3 hrs classroom / 5 hrs outdoor hands-on). The training […]

Fox River continues to recede; flood warning still in effect

The Fox River as measured at the New Munster gauge remains about a foot over flood stage Tuesday, though it continues to recede. A National Weather Service flood warning remains in effect. As of 6 p.m., Tuesday the river was at 12.17 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet. The current forecast calls for the river […]

Homelessness examined at session at The Sharing Center

About a dozen people working on the local homeless problem gathered at the Sharing Center in Trevor last week to discuss the issue. “Housing costs keep going up, incomes are flat, and every month, more and more people are being sucked into that gap, and into homelessness,” said Michael Basford, who currently heads Wisconsin Interagency […]

Deaths Robert “Bob” J. Howe, Linda Mays

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Brothers charged in vaping manufacturing case

Two brothers from Paddock Lake have been charged in connection with a THC vaping cartridge manufacturing operation out of a Bristol condo. According to online court records,Tyler Huffhines, 20, was charged Monday in Kenosha County Circuit Court with: Three counts of possession with intent-THC (>10,000g). One count of Maintain Drug Trafficking Place. One count of […]

Local fire departments responding for mutual aid to Burlington for fire

Local fire departments are responding for mutual aid to the Burlington Fire Department for a structure fire in the 500 block of State Street. Due to respond are: Town of Wheatland Fire Department with an engine, Randall Fire Department with a tender (water tanker) and Paris Fire and Rescue with an ambulance. Requested to respond […]

Units responding for fire in Bristol

At about 7:14 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to Highway 50 near the Highway MB-north intersection for a report of a grass fire. Per dispatch: Fire is reported to be south of the eastbound lanes of Highway 50. UPDATE 7:16 a.m. — Deputy on scene says he has located a controlled burn […]

Dense fog advisory issued

The fog outside Monday night apparently is expected to stick around for a while. The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for Kenosha County until 10 a.m., Tuesday. During this period, visibility may be “as low as a quarter mile to near zero,” the advisory says. Share5Tweet5 Shares

Deaths Sept. 16, 2019: Betty Lynn Jones

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Units responding for alarms in Paddock Lake

At about 10:21 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to alarms in the 6800 block of 243rd Avenue in Paddock Lake Per dispatch: This is for fire and carbon oxide alarms at a residence. UPDATE 10:26 a.m. — Dispatch reports property owner says this is a test. All fire units but one returning to […]

A word from our sponsors: Now is the time to visit Hafs Road Orchard

Note: Hafs Road Orchard is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Fall is the time to visit Hafs Road Orchard. 2019 marks Hafs Road Orchard’s 26th year of growing the Honeycrisp variety of apples. Their first Honeycrisp were planted in 1992, 60 trees as a trial. In the next several years customer enthusiasm and a buzz in the […]

Dense fog advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for an area that includes Kenosha County. The advisory is set to be in effect from midnight to 10 a.m. Monday. Visibility of a quarter mile or “much less” is possible during this period. Share3Tweet3 Shares

Fox River receding; flood warning remains in effect

The Fox River is receding after cresting Saturday night. A National Weather Service flood warning remains in effect. The river crested with a reading of 13.15 feet at 9:30 p.m., Saturday at the New Munster gauge. At 6 p.m., Sunday, the Fox was at 12.96 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet. The current forecast for […]

A word from our sponsors: Sept. 15, 2019 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

12303 233rd Ave, Trevor 6231 373rd Ave, Burlington 6846 102nd St Unit CC, Pleasant Prairie 6307 240th Ave, Salem 35025 Geneva Rd, Burlington 20600 83rd Pl, Bristol 9138 388th Ave, Burlington 2801 168th Ave, Kenosha 233 Christie Ln, Twin Lakes 1912 Swallow Rd, Twin Lakes 15620 12th St, Kenosha 6307 240th Ave, Salem Share1Tweet1 Shares

2019 Old Settlers Oktoberfest coverage (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

The 9th annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest took place amid perfect weather at Old Settlers Park in Paddock Lake Saturday afternoon and evening. The free admission event features a wide range of activities including German food, German music and dancing, the Dachshund Dash dog races, a car show, a stein hoisting competition and children’s activities. Proceeds […]

Work along Highway 50 on Paddock Lake water system to begin next week

Work is expected to begin next week along Highway 50 on the Paddock Lake water system project. The work along Highway 50 will be to install a main that that will connect the village’s east side water system with wells west of Highway 83 that will serve development in that area. Here’s a rundown on […]

Units responding for crash in Randall

At about 10:24 a.m., Randall Fire and Rescue and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at 125th Street and 336th Avenue in Randall. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. Share1Tweet1 Shares

Fox River approaching 13 feet; flood warning in effect

The latest National Weather Service forecast for the Fox River in Western Kenosha County is calling for a crest over 13 feet. The latest crest is projected to come at 13.3 feet by early Sunday morning as measured at the New Munster gauge. Flood stage is 11 feet. At 8 a.m., Saturday, the river was […]

A word from our sponsors: Sept. 14, 2019 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

1787 Knob Rd, Burlington 21515 81st St, Bristol 12303 233rd Ave, Trevor Share2Tweet2 Shares

Units responding to Central HS for medical call

At about 9:17 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to Central High School for a medical call. Per dispatch: Patient is an injured football player . Share31Tweet31 Shares

Wheatland fire chief and town chairman argue at meeting

An update on how contracted rescue service were working for Wheatland residents devolved into a heated exchange between fire Chief Lou Denko and town Chairman Bill Glembocki at Monday’s Town Board meeting. On the meeting agenda was a report from Chief Stan Clause Jr., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue, on how contracting for emergency medical […]

Deaths Sept. 13, 2019: Jay Rasmussen

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Paddock Lake under slow no wake

Paddock Lake is under a slow no wake order after heavy rains this week. Slow no wake means any watercraft used on a lake must travel slow enough to not cause a wake. Share3Tweet3 Shares

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