Welcome home for KCSD K9 Riggs

Sunday afternoon, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department K9 Riggs was released from the vet in Buffalo Grove and returned home. He had been shot in an incident on 10-21. From the scene, he was rushed to Harris Animal Hospital. Riggs was treated by Dr. Taylor Naef and Dr. Keen – Reed. Share427Tweet427 Shares

Deputy involved shooting press conference (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

A Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department K9 played a key role in aprehending a homicide suspect at a Bristol gas station Thursday monring. Sheriff David Beth said deputies were informed by Chicago Police that the suspect was at the gas station just west of Highway 45 along Highway 50. Three deputies went to the location and […]

Welcome home parade for Alex Hook

Fire department personnel and units from Salem Lakes, Randall, Wheatland and Twin Lakes paraded past Alex Hook’s home Wednesday afternoon in a welcome home parade. Hook is recovering from serious injuries he suffered while outside at recess on Sept. 10. The event was organized by Marcella Mazurek. Share146Tweet146 Shares

Veterans Memorial Park dedication coverage

Over one hundred people gathered at the Honor Plaza in the new part of the Veterans Memorial Park. The new part has an entrance off of Highway F. The project began 20 years, ago with the purchase of a gravel pit. The land sat on hold for almost 10 years, because of the cost of […]

2021 Western Kenosha County Historical Society Historyfest coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

A little rain didn’t dampen spirits at the Western Kenosha County Historical Society’s Historyfest Sunday afternoon. It was held at the historical society in Miller Park at 25905 114th St. in Trevor. Visitors could tour the historical society and the special displays, the one-room schoolhouse, and other displays outside. Children could paint pumpkins, enjoy the […]

2021 Old Settlers Oktoberfest coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The 10th annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest took place Saturday at Old Settlers Park. After a hiatus last year, this year resumed with a warm day and a good crowd. Money raised from the event goes toward a permanent band shell. Share90Tweet90 Shares

9/11 remembrance

Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue, Bristol Honor Guard, and Randall Fire Chief Ken Foszcz participated in a service remembering the 20th anniversary of 9/11 at Old Settler’s Park, Saturday, before Oktoberfest began. 9-11 Memorial Ceremony was followed by the singing of National Anthem by 11-year-old Avery Meachum. Share98Tweet98 Shares

2021 Kenosha County Fair Combine Demolition Derby – Day 2 (VIDEO)

Seven competitors dueled it out on the second night of combine demo derby at the 2021 Kenosha County Fair. Share596Tweet596 Shares

2021 Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association Business in the Park and Car Show coverage (PHOTOS)

The Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association 2021 Business in the Park and Car Show took place Saturday, on Main St. Twin Lakes. About 100 cars were entered. Various vendors lined the sidewalk. The Chamber sold hot dogs or brats, chips and soda or water for concessions. Best in Show – Dale Schneider, 1933 […]

2021 Kenosha County Fair Demolition Derby coverage (VIDEO)

Sunday afternoon at the 2021 Kenosha County Fair was filled with the sights and sounds of the demo derby. B8 Phil Burrow Kenosha B3 Matt Burrow Salem Lakes T18 Tom Boyd Salem Lakes 113 Dylan Moss Lake Villa 426 John Moss Gages Lake PBR Nick Parr Sturtevant 6th 4WD Ryan Dillow Hainesville 2nd 43 Garrett […]

Floeter retires from fair

After 30 years of being charge of the Education Building at the Kenosha County Fair, Dennis Floeter has retired. Sunday was his last day. He took over from his father, Earl Floeter. Dennis will be spending his time up north, keeping busy. Amanda Boss was a recent Fairest of the Fair. She is currently a […]

New Salem Lakes Fire Chief sworn in

Last night, the Salem Lakes Fire Commission swore in James Lejcar as the second Salem Lakes Fire Chief. He succeeds Chief Mike Slover, who was present. Share229Tweet229 Shares

2021 Kenosha County Fair tractor pull coverage (VIDEO)

Competitors tested their metal and their mettle at the truck at tractor pulls Wednesday evening at the 2021 Kenosha County Fair. This is the 14500 turbo tractor division of that competition. Russel Lewis, Antioch, IH1466, 307.92 Brian Kuebker, Salem Lakes, Ford 8600, 363.49 Keith Storm, Franksville, Case 1370, 285.20 Bill McNeill, Lake Villa, IH1066, 267.49 […]

2021 Kenosha County Fair Combine Demo Derby coverage (PHOTOS)

Thursday was the first night of crashing, smashing farm equipment action at the 2021 Kenosha County Fair. Seven competitors took to the track with their combines: Jake , Dana Druker (blue), Kris Rigert (dark green), Matt Rowntree (green), Ted Kelley (red), Aaron Denko (pink), Chase Warren (cow). Share897Tweet897 Shares

Rescue call

At 8:46 pm Twin Lakes Rescue was dispatched to Wilmot Raceway, 30820 111th St. for a patient who had been hit in the head with a rock. They were transported to the hospital. Share96Tweet96 Shares

Weather update

Chances for thunderstorms continue into Sunday morning with some stronger storms possible. Torrential rainfall will be possible, with any training storms potentially causing localized flooding. The Wisconsin DNR has issued a Air Quality Advisory for ozone for Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha Counties that is in effect until 11 PM this evening. Share146Tweet146 Shares

Rescue responding to Wilmot Raceway

7:02 pm Salem Lakes Rescue is responding to Wilmot Raceway 30820 111th St. Share183Tweet183 Shares

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for nearby counties

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the following counties until 9 pm. Columbia, Green, Lafayette, Walworth, Dane, Iowa, Rock, Waukesha, Dodge, and Jefferson Kenosha County still has the possibility for hazardous weather this evening into Sunday morning. Chances for thunderstorms continues into Sunday morning with some stronger storms possible. Torrential rainfall will be […]

Accident at Highway O

About noon, Wheatland Fire and Twin Lakes Rescue responded for a three vehicle accident at Hwy 50 and Hwy O. One person was transported by Twin Lakes Rescue to Burlington Hospital. Share183Tweet183 Shares

Mutual aid to Antioch

About 11am, Salem Lakes Fire responded with Antioch to a basement fire on Marshall Dr. The incident escalated to a first alarm MABAS, in which Bristol would have been due, but they took a pass. Randall Fire Responded to help cover Antioch Station 1. The incident did escalate to a second alarm. Share163Tweet163 Shares

Accident in Trevor

At 9:26 am Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue responded to an accident at 25921 Hwy C. One car had left the road and hit another vehicle at the gas station and ended up in the neighbor’s trees. Two rescue squads evaluated four people but no one was transported. Kenosha Sheriff’s Department is investigating. Share209Tweet209 Shares

Bristol court at Relay For Life

Miss Bristol Amanda Palmen, members of her court, Amanda Gorsuch and Emily Thomas, sang the National Anthem at opening ceremonies for the 26th annual Relay for Life, Friday night. The event was held at Celebration Place, 5501 Calabria Way, on the lakefront. Share450Tweet450 Shares

2021 Twin Lakes Libertyfest fireworks

Saturday night Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association Libertyfest drew a great crowd. The Aquanuts did their show during the first part of the evening. The DJ played music. There was food and beverages to available while enjoying the lakefront. A lot of kids were playing in the water. Many boats dotted the water […]

2021 Rock the Lake coverage

A new event was held on the shore of Lake Mary, at Lance Park. Rock the Lake was put together through the combined efforts of the Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association, the Aquanuts and Twin Runners Snowmobile Club. The event had two bands and the Aquanuts for entertainment and food and beverages for […]

Silver Lake Post office’s Sue Gerber and Pam Michajlak retire

In the last week, Silver Lake lost two long-times postal employees. Sue Gerber and Pam Michajlak retired from the Postal Service this month. Pam’s last day was the 12th. Sue’s last day was the 18th. Pam was the original carrier for Silver Lake when they began home delivery, June 29th, 1996. She followed in the […]

Chief Slover Retirement ceremony

June 10th, The Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue held a retirement/walkout ceremony for their Chief David “Mike” Slover. Chief Slover came to Salem from Florida, in 2002, to consolidate the Salem Fire Department, Trevor Fire, Wilmot Fire and Salem Rescue. In 2004 the Town of Salem Fire Department was born, encompassing the different personnel, equipment, and traditions. […]

Bristol School’s First Career Day Vehicle Parade

Friday afternoon, Bristol School, 20121 83rd St. had their first career day vehicle parade. A few students came outside, but due to the wind and rain, many watched it inside the building on video. The route went around the school. The areas of interest were agriculture, food and natural resources; architecture and construction; arts, audio/video […]

Sheriff’s Department body cameras are on the road

For the last three weeks, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has deployed body cameras throughout the department and corrections. Tuesday night, the Kenosha county Sheriff’s Department gave a demonstration for the County Board. “It’s going to help our officers prove, most of the time, they’ve done exactly as they are supposed to do,” said Sheriff […]

An incredibly successful 2021 for annual Salem Lakes cleanup

The 9th annual Salem Lakes Spring cleanup was Saturday morning, beginning at Fox River Park. Everything exceeded any previous cleanup. More people, more food, more prizes, more food to eat. A record-breaking 185 people of all ages, from all over the area, gathered to start the event. Besides their efforts, they brought bags of food […]

A Time to Remember

Wednesday at noon, law enforcement of Kenosha county gather at the Public Safety Monument to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Remembers: Blanco Aquino James C.Rieschel Frank Fabiano Jr. Jacob Keul The Kenosha Police Department remembers: Antonio Pingitore Gary Fraid Donald Murphy Dreux Beaulier They also remembered other Wisconsin […]

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