Westosha Kiwanis Support Special Olympics

The Westosha Kiwanis Club is supporting a Brighton man who will compete at the 2011 Special Olympics World Games in June. Christopher Mark, 18, a senior at Wilmot High School, was presented a check for $1,000 May 23 from Westosha Kiwanis President Steven Bluemel. Mark, an athlete of Western Kenosha County Special Olympics, was selected […]

Kenosha Symphony Opens 71st Season

Join the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra and Maestra Miriam Burns for A Classical Celebration on Saturday, October 9, at Reuther Auditorium, Kenosha. Featuring renowned violinst NaiYuan Hu will perform Dvorak’s Violin Concerto in A Minor. The Symphony also performs Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony and Schubert’s Symphony No. 3 in D major.  This concert begins the 71st season […]

Symphony ends season with Russian Nights

Experience the magic as the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra ends its concert season with Russian Nights on Saturday, May 8, at  Reuther Auditorium, Sheridan Road and 58th Street, Kenosha. Capture the excitement as Maestra Miriam Burns leads the Symphony and renowned violinist Jeanyi Kim performs Glazunov’s Violin Concerto. The Symphony will also present Stravinsky’s Suite No. […]

Construction of ice shanty most likely saved two lives in Paddock Lake

It’s New Year’s Day 2010, and Tom Mueller and Cody Styscko are engaged in the sport that has bonded them for the past 10 years. What started out as a typical evening of ice fishing on Paddock Lake, the site suddenly turned into a tragic accident scene when the ice shanty the pair occupied was […]

Raffle slated to help Mueller Family

Mike Mueller, brother of Tom Mueller, has organized a raffle to aid the Mueller Family due to lost wages and destroyed fishing equipment as a result of the Jan. 1 accident. The drawing will be held Saturday, Feb. 6, at Drifters, Highway 50, Paddock Lake, following the Drifter’s Ice Fishing Derby. First prize is $500 […]

Symphony to perform Classic Valentine concert

Join the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra and Maestra Miriam Burns for A Classic Valentine on Saturday, February 13, at Reuther Auditorium,  Kenosha, featuring renowned pianist Fumi Nishikiori performing Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto.  The Symphony also performs Finzi’s Romance and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2. The concert begins at 8 p.m. with a pre-concert discussion at 7 p.m.  […]

Symphony plans Holiday Spectacular

The entire family is certain to get in the mood for Christmas by attending the “Holiday Spectacular” Kenosha Symphony concert being held on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 4 p.m. The concert will be performed at Reuther Auditorium, the corner of 58th Street and Sheridan Road, Kenosha. This family holiday celebration will feature seasonal favorites, including […]

Benefit set to help Brighton woman

A benefit to aid the wife of a slain Brighton man will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, beginning at 2 p.m. at Wagner’s Tavern, 23818 60th St. (Highway K), Brighton. Robin “Byrd” Leydel died from a single gunshot to the chest following a home invasion on Oct. 13. Four men have been charged in […]

Symphony to begin 70th season

The Kenosha Symphony Orchestra will open its 70th season on at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Reuther Auditorium, 913 57th St., Kenosha. This concert will feature world-renowned opera stars Frano Pomponi and his wife, Christine Arand. Baritone Franco created a sensation in Paris as Pentheus in the opra The Bassarids at the Chalet […]

Paddock Lake bans future fireworks sales

Note: An earlier version of this story said Trustee Karen Harris voted against the ban; she voted for it. Fireworks will no longer be sold in Paddock Lake. The board passed the ban Wednesday despite a plea from one of the local vendors. “We’ve been selling fireworks for years.  I pass all the inspections.  I […]

Yard clean up this week in Silver Lake

  Unsightly property on Cogswell Drive will be groomed this week. “I can almost guarantee it will be cleaned up by the weekend,” President Roger Johnson said at Wednesday night’s regular board meeting. The front yard at 613 Cogswell Dr. has not been mowed all summer. Neighbor Nathan Eide addressed the village board in June […]

Salem and Paddock Lake officials remember Dad

Today we celebrate and remember our father or father figure. Not everyone was blessed to have his or her biological father to guide and be an influence in their life. Possibly an uncle, teacher or another man may have taken on that role. Whatever the circumstance, take time to reflect. Two officials in Kenosha County […]

First Father’s Day was in 1910

“Anyone can be a father, but it takes a special person to be called, Dad.”  – Author Unknown  I found this history of Father’s Day on funmunch.com. This is very interesting, and the appropriate day to share with our readers. The creation of a national day for Dads began back in the 1900s when a grateful daughter wanted […]

Sun shines on Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast

After the alarming thunderstorms Friday night, it was a welcome sight to see the sunshine Saturday morning and a large, hungry crowd at the Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast. This annual event was held at the Dale and Richard Spoerlein Farm, Brighton. Due to the saturated grounds, attendees were bused to the grounds from either Brighton […]

Paddock Lake will fill the trustee vacancy – soon

Paddock Lake residents will see a trustee sitting in the vacant seat, but not yet. President Marlene Goodson made a motion Wednesday night, at the monthly village board meeting, to appoint Glenda Morey to the position created by Goodson when she was voted in as president last April. That motion received a second from Trustee Chris […]

Road improvements needed for athletic facility

Part of the plans included in the new athletic facility project is improving and expanding highways 50 and 83. Administrator Dr. Scott Pierce reported on the draft designed by the Department of Transportation at the Tuesday night Central High School Board meeting. Improvement plans in part include four northbound lanes (an exclusive left-turn lane, two […]

Taste of Kenosha County Begins Friday

The first annual Taste of Kenosha County State Line Food Family and Music Festival will take place this weekwend at the Wilmot Mountain Ski and Snowboard Area, 11931 Fox River Rd., Wilmot. As the economy continues to stay questionable, more and more individuals are vacationing locally to enjoy time with the family. As Americans are looking for cost […]

Paddock Lake trustee seat remains vacant

It appears the vacant Paddock Lake trustee seat created when Marlene Goodson was elected president will remain empty until the April 2010 election. The Committee of the Whole met Monday night with Glenda Morey, who has voiced interest in the position. Goodson recommended to either appoint Morey to the seat or wait until the April election […]

Silver Lake will spray for aquatic weeds at DeWitt

Water activity at a Silver Lake beach will be restricted following a scheduled chemical weed spraying next week. Permit papers were sent to the Department of Natural Resources on Tuesday, Silver Lake Village President Roger Johnson announced at the Wednesday Village Board meeting. The permit will be issued for a May 27 spraying. Signs will be […]

No wake order still on for Salem lakes

With water levels still high, Salem will continue the slow, no wake enforcement on town lakes. David Shortess, director of public safety, inspected the lakes on Friday. He said Tuesday he will assess the lakes again this week. Chairman Linda Valentine noted many residents disregard the no wake order, or say they are not aware […]

Paddock Lake delays banning fireworks sales

If fireworks are illegal in Wisconsin, why are they sold in Paddock Lake? The Paddock Lake Village Board was ready to end those sales Wednesday, but instead decided to take the issue back to the Police and Fire Committee for discussion at its July meeting. The Salem Fire Department had numerous concerns about the safety […]

Tesar leads last meeting as Salem chairman

“It’s sad to be here,” Diann Tesar said, as she began her last Salem Town Board meeting as chairman. It was an emotional moment as she composed herself and thanked everyone for their support. Tesar has been a member of the Town Board for the past 18 years, serving the last four as chairman. She […]

Spring cleaning? Salem passes property upkeep law

In an effort to rid Salem of junk cars, dilapidated houses and debris on properties, the board voted unanimously April 13 to pass a property maintenance ordinance. Increasing numbers of properties throughout the town have fallen into disrepair and are becoming a health and public safety issue, town administrator Patrick Casey pointed out. “And citizens […]

Valentine defeats Tesar for Salem chairwoman

   Eighteen-year Salem town board veteran Diann Tesar lost her chairman seat to challenger Linda Valentine in a tight race by 88 votes. “I leave with my head held high,” Tesar said in a telephone interview April 7. The final tally was Valentine 673 with Tesar garnering 585 votes. This was Valentine’s first bid for […]

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