Kitchen fire damages home in Silver Lake

A little before midnight, Sunday, Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Randall Fire Department responded for a house fire in the 300 block of Chestnut Street in Silver Lake. Salem Lakes asked for a MABAS Box, thus receiving extra help and tenders (water) from other departments, including Bristol and Union Grove. The initial crews were successful in […]

Ceremony held to dedicate Bristol monument sign, natural area trails

Bristol Fire and Rescue, Bristol Village Board and other village officials had a dedication and flag raising ceremony for the new monument sign and Bristol Bay pedestrian path. The sign on the southeast corner of the Highways 50 and 45 intersection, once for a development, now holds the village logo. Behind it are three flagpoles: […]

2020 Salem Lakes Cleanup coverage (PHOTOS)

Crews were out picking up trash Saturday for the 8th Annual Salem Lakes Cleanup. About 37 volunteers traveled the roads around Salem Lakes, including Fox River Road, 83, SA, AH, and B. The cleanup usually happens in the Spring, but was delayed because of Covid-19. The influence of the pandemic was evident in the trash, […]

POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony and Honor Chair dedication coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

A POW/MIA Honor Chair was dedicated Friday afternoon at the County Center, at Highways 45 and 50. The ceremony was in recognition of National Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day, September 18th. The memorial is donated by Chapter 2 of the Wisconsin Branch of Rolling Thunder. The County Executive’s office provided the chair. The […]

Bristol House Fire

About 1 am, the Bristol Fire Department responded for a call at The Bristol House, 20600 75th Street. They found flames coming from the structure. A MABAS Box (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) bought help from surrounding departments and apparatus to cover the station. The stubborn and smokey fire kept crews working through the night. […]

Fire Departments Birthday Parade for Kelsey Timko

Lots of smiles as a parade of fire apparatus drove past Kelsey Timko’s house. It was a surprise for her 18th birthday. The family was having a picnic for her birthday. She is a Bristol Fire explorer and is Bristol Fire’s number one fan.   The parade was put together by Rich “BO” Bosanko, He […]

Catching a cow

Before 8 am Saturday morning, Kenosha Sheriff deputies were called about one of the missing cows. Three cows broke a fence and escaped Windborne Farm in Brighton Wednesday around 6 pm. One was captured last night. This morning, Tulip, gave everyone a run for their money. From the time the call came in, the cow […]

Sheriff wins national award

Thursday morning, Sheriff David Beth was presented with the DARE law enforcement executive of the year. The award was presented by Jeff Smith, Director of DARE Wisconsin. Due to Covid-19, he’ll receive the official award next year at the International DARE Conference. The DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program began in Kenosha County 1989. David […]

Units responding to Bristol School for medical call

About 11 am, Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding to Bristol School, 20101 83rd St, for medical call. (NOTE: This post modified from its original form — DH) Share26Tweet26 Shares

Flood warning

At 10:01 pm, the National Weather Service in Milwaukee/Sullivan WI has issued a Flood Warning for the Fox River near New Munster affecting Lake and Kenosha counties. The warning begins this evening and runs to Friday afternoon. At 9 pm the flood stage was 10.8 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet. The river is expected […]

Units responding for an alarm in Salem Lakes

At about 5:23 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue is responding to a CO alarm in the 8100 block of 247th Ave. Share3Tweet3 Shares

2019 Twin Lakes Shop with a Hero coverage (PHOTOS)

Twin Lakes officers and firefighters, and Randall firefighters escorted 24 shoppers around the Lake Geneva Walmart, Saturday morning, for the 16th annual Shop with a Hero. Each child had $200 dollars to spend. The event is made possible through donations. Share90Tweet90 Shares

2019 Messiah Lutheran Church The Living Nativity coverage (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Messiah Lutheran Church in Twin Lakes presented The Living Nativity Saturday evening, from 5 to 7 p.m., on Dec. 21 at the church, 8720 368th Ave., Twin Lakes. This was their first live nativity. All were welcome to see a recreation of Jesus’ beginnings. The nativity includes live animals, Christmas music, and the telling of […]

2019 Wilmot UHS Veterans Day Program (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

About 70 veterans signed up for the breakfast and program at Wilmot Monday morning. All were honored by their branch of service and individually recognized for serving. Share199Tweet199 Shares

2019 Veterans Day Observance at Riverview School

Those who serve were honored at an afternoon assembly at Riverview Grade School, in Silver Lake. Share11Tweet11 Shares

2019 Paris School Panther Prowl coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The 14th annual Panther Prowl took place at Paris Consolidated School, 1901 176th Avenue, on a windy Saturday afternoon.   The walk-a-thon had to be moved to the playground after the rain storms in the days preceding. Each student gathered pledges for walking a predetermined amount of time. Since it was moved to the smaller […]

2019 Salem Lakes Pumpkindaze coverage (PHOTOS)

The 8th Annual Salem Lakes Pumpkindaze festival was Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to midnight at the Fire Station No. 1/Highway Department Building, 11252 254th Court (Highway C) Trevor. Share26Tweet26 Shares

WKCHS Open House

On Sunday, the Western Kenosha County Historical Society opened their doors to visitors on the rainy afternoon. People came to look and the displays, and pictures, and see the old school house. The society building house a number of things relating to life, as it used to be, in Kenosha County. The Twin Oaks school […]

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 […]

Power outage Silver Lake

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Flash Flood Warning

The National Weather Service in Milwaukee/Sullivan has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for… Racine County in southeastern Wisconsin… Kenosha County in southeastern Wisconsin… * Until 330 AM CDT. * At 1225 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to one and one half inches of rain in […]

2019 Twin Lakes Business in the Park coverage (PHOTOS)

Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association held their 6th annual Business in the Park. The car show on Main St. enjoyed the perfect weather, as did the couple dozen vendors lining the sidewalk. There were collection barrels to gather non-perishable food for the Twin Lakes Food Pantry and school supplies for the Sharing Center. […]

2019 Kenosha County Fair Demo Derby coverage (VIDEO)

The annual demolition derby at the 2019 Kenosha County Fair smashed up over 100 vehicles on Sunday. It started with the kids. 4411 Justin Craig Janesville 2nd94 Shawn Gudex Lomira 1st411 Derek Gudex Campbellsport 4th25 Raymond Gudex Campbellsport 3rd 43 Garrett Doepgen Union Grove 44 Rachel Morton Salem 88 Dan Ring Salem 56 Wayne Sura […]

2019 Kenosha County Fair Combine Demo Derby coverage (VIDEO)

Thursday night, a dozen combines and their drivers competed in the 33rd annual combine demolition derby at the Kenosha County Fair in Wilmot. Here’s the lineup, followed by some video of the action: Tony Rossi – blue and orange Chris Meyer – tie dye Dana Druker – #36 blue Justin Hrupka – black and gold […]

2019 Twin Lakes Night Out coverage (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

National Night Out was observed in Twin Lakes last night. Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue, Wheatland Fire, Twin Lakes Police and Department of Natural Resources Conservation Wardens. Hot dogs, brats, and pulled pork sandwiches fortified the attendees while they looked at displays from several groups or other protective services displays. The night to learn about […]

A chance of rain, tonight

Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Light west wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Tonight A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 10pm and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Thursday Sunny, with a high near 80. ShareTweet0 […]


About 4:40 pm, Salem Lakes responded to a accident at Hwy C and Hwy 83. No injuries. Kenosha Sheriff’s Department deputies are taking the report. Share10Tweet10 Shares


About 4 pm Randal and Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue responded to pickup vs semi in the 12400 block of Fox River Rd. One person was transported. Kenosha Sheriff’s Department is investigating. Share20Tweet20 Shares

Lilly Lake high water

Members of the Lilly Lake Protection District came to talk about the water level of Lilly Lake. What they thought was one question, actually turned out to be three separate questions. What should be the normal height of the lake? If it is too high, should there be a way to lower it back to […]

Storms in the forecast

Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Calm wind. Monday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Monday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 7pm and 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with […]

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