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 […]

St. Alphonsus rectory demolition: A little piece of history demolished

Monday morning, some parishioners gathered to watch the demolition of the old rectory at St. Alphonsus, 6301 344th Avenue. The building, built in 1895, was older than the church. It had survived the previous St. Alphonsus church that burned down after Sunday Mass, January 13, 1907. This photo from about 1901 show the first church […]

Kenosha county units responding to Racine county

6:42 am Kansasville puled a box to the second alarm for a house fire in the 600 block of North Britton Rd. Responding units include Salem Lakes, Paris, Bristol, and Wheatland. Share57Tweet57 Shares

Wheatland Fire responding mutual aid

4:04 am Wheatland Fire is responding as mutual aid to Town of Burlington for a bus on fire inside a building, in the 31300 block of Bushnell Rd. 4:13 am The Town of Burlington has pulled a box alarm and also requested an engine from Randall and squad from Twin Lakes. 4:34 am Salem Lakes […]

Twin Lakes Village Hall groundbreaking

Officials gathered late Monday afternoon for the groundbreaking of the new Twin Lakes village hall. The new site is just across the street from the current village hall at 108 E. Main St. The village board has been working on this project for over a year. Scherrer Construction will begin in the next several weeks, […]

Santa Visits Wheatland 2020

Sunday morning, Santa made several stops around the Town of Wheatland, to visit the local children with an assist from the Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Auxilary. The annual indoor Wheatland Fire Department visit with Santa had to be cancelled, with it’s craft projects and treats. Instead, Santa visited outside, with goodie bags for […]

Twin Lakes-Randall Shop With a Hero 2020

For over a decade, members of the Twin Lakes Police Department, Twin Lakes Fire Department, Town of Randall Volunteer Fire Department would take some kids from Randall and Lakewood schools shopping for gifts. This year, the gifts were delivered. The kids selected what they wanted and they were purchased in advance, then wrapped at the […]

Santa visits Twin Lakes 2020

Santa was visiting the kids of Twin lakes Saturday morning with the Twin Lakes Fire Department. Santa had a toy for good girls and boys. Due to the pandemic, the fire department couldn’t hold their annual station visit with Santa. Share31Tweet31 Shares

Santa visits Silver Lake — 2020 style

The Silver Lake American Legion held a drive-thru visit with Santa Saturday afternoon, Dec. 5th. Over 100 children, 10 and under, received a bag of candy and a present from Santa’s masked helpers (American Legion Auxiliary), and a “Merry Christmas” from Santa. This was in place of the Legion’s yearly, indoor event. Share116Tweet116 Shares

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. Share24Tweet24 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. Share200Tweet200 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. Share58Tweet58 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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