Posts under ‘Lilly Lake’

Slow no wake ordered for Lilly Lake

Town Chairman Bill Glembocki has ordered slow no wake for Lilly Lake due to high water, effective immediately, town Clerk Sheila Siegler reported Friday afternoon. Slow no wake means any watercraft used on a lake must travel slow enough to not cause a wake. Share30Tweet30 Shares

Slow no wake order lifted for Lilly Lake

The Wheatland Town Board on Monday lifted the slow no wake order for Lilly Lake at its regular meeting. The order had been in effect since May 13. The slow no wake order was enacted after high water levels were detected. Wave action while a lake’s level is high can cause shore line erosion. On […]

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 […]

Lilly Lake remains under slow no wake after latest review

At each of its meetings since May 13, the Wheatland Town Board has reviewed the latest measurement of the Lilly Lake level to see if a slow no wake order can be lifted. So far, it can’t, town officials have decided each time. In fact, the latest level equal to 758.8 feet above mean sea […]

Sept. 5, 2018 lake test results: Lilly Lake open for swimming after second re-test

Lilly Lake Beach is open to swimming after testing on Wednesday showed normal E.coli levels there. Cautions are issued for results of more than 235 E.coli/100 mL. Beaches are closed to swimming for a test result of more than 1,000 E.coli/100 mL. Wednesday’s test result for Lilly Lake Beach was 133 E.coli/100mL. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for crash in Lilly Lake

At about 12:15 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the 7100 block of Highway JI in Lilly Lake. Per dispatch: Two vehicles appear to be involved. UPDATE 12:20 p.m. — Personnel at the scene reports all occupants of the vehicles out […]

Local lakes remain under slow no wake orders

Western Kenosha County lakes that were under slow no wake orders last weekend due to heavy rain are still under slow no wake. We checked with local municipalities  and slow no wake orders for the following are still in effect: Lakes Mary and Elizabeth in Twin Lakes. Paddock Lake. Lilly Lake in Wheatland. Powers Lake […]

Slow no wake posted for Lilly Lake

Slow no wake has been declared for Lilly Lake by the Wheatland Town Board. The board approved the order at a emergency meeting held Thursday afternoon. The resolution authorizing the order says it is prompted by “historical high water level due to recent rainfall.” The board has concerns that wake action from watercraft could cause lakefront property damage […]

Units responding for gas line leak in Lilly Lake

At about 3:09 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a gas line leak in the 7000 block of 327th Avenue in Lilly Lake. Per dispatch: Gas is blowing from the line, which is about 200-300 feet from residence. UPDATE 3:15 p.m. […]

July 6, 2017 lake test results: All tested beaches open

Weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes showed E.coli levels below beach warning or closure levels. Results reported Thursday, July 6, 2017, by the Kenosha County Health Department were: Salem Lakes — Silver Lake at Silver Lake County Park, 36 E.coli/100 mL. Paddock Lake — Old Settlers Park, 29 E.coli/100 mL; North Shore Beach Association, 38 E.coli/100 […]

June 28, 2017 lake test results: All tested beaches open

Weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes showed E.coli levels below beach warning or closure levels. Results reported Tuesday, June 27 by Randall were: Randall – Powers Lake 31 E.coli/100 mL Results reported Wednesday, June 28, 2017, by the Kenosha County Health Department were: Salem Lakes — Silver Lake at Silver Lake County Park, 3 E.coli/100 mL. Paddock Lake — […]

June 21, 2017 Lake test results: Caution at Paddock-Hooker Lakes Assoc. beach on Paddock Lake; others open

Weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes have one beach under a swimming caution due to high E.coli levels. Testing on Tuesday at Paddock-Hooker Lake Association beach on Paddock Lake returned a result of 961 E.coli/100 mL. The county Division of Health will re-sample at PHLA beach Wednesday. All other lakes tested this week are open. […]

June 14, 2017 Lake test results: Caution at Old Settlers beach on Paddock Lake; others open

Weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes have one beach under a swimming caution due to high E.coli levels. Testing on Tuesday at Old Settlers County Park on Paddock Lake returned a result of 260 E.coli/100 mL. The county Division of Health will re-sample at Old Settlers Wednesday. All other lakes tested this […]

Salem Lakes may be back patrolling Lilly Lake in 2017

Lilly Lake might once again be patrolled by Salem Lakes Public Safety officers in 2017. The development marks the latest in an on, then off and now apparently on again water patrol relationship between Salem Lakes and Wheatland. Last summer, Wheatland contracted with Salem (now Salem Lakes) to patrol Lilly Lake. However, at the end […]

Salem doesn’t want to patrol Lilly Lake in 2017

Salem does not intend to patrol Lilly Lake in Wheatland in 2017 as it did this summer. That was the recommendation of village staff and the consensus of the Town Board as well at a Salem special board meeting Monday. This summer, Salem contracted  with Wheatland for water patrol of Lilly Lake, with Paddock Lake for water […]

June 22, 2016 lake test results: All tested beaches open

Weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes showed E.coli levels below beach warning or closure levels. Results reported Wednesday by the Kenosha County Health Department were: Silver Lake — Silver Lake County Park, 10 E.coli/100 mL. Paddock Lake — Old Settlers Park, 5 E.coli/100 mL; North Shore Beach Association, 11 E.coli/100 mL; Hoag Beach, 6 E.coli/100 mL; PHLA Beach, 10 E.coli/100 […]

Units responding for med call at beach

At about 3:34 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding for a medical call at a beach on Lilly Lake in the 7500 block of Lilly Lake Road. Per dispatch: Call is a for a female passed out on the beach. ShareTweet0 Shares

Body found along shore of Lilly Lake believed to be missing Wheatland man

The body of a man that had been missing since Monday and who family members had been actively searching for appears to have been found along the shore of Lilly Lake in Wheatland. A media release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department says the man appears to be Richard L. Warnke Sr of Wheatland. Positive identification is pending further […]

Dianna Barker earns US Figure Skating gold medal

Dianna Barker of Twin Lakes passed her senior moves in the field test earning a US Figure Skating gold medal on April 16. Of the tests passed each year by US Figure Skating, only 3 percent are at the senior level to earn the gold medal. Barker had to complete this test in front of a gold […]

Lilly Lake Beach upgraded to swimming advisory

Lilly Lake Beach has been upgraded to a swimming advisory after the latest test for E.coli there, said Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler on Thursday. Elevated E.coli levels had kept the beach closed since Aug. 25. The latest reading at the beach from a test conducted Thursday was 461 E.coli/100mL. A result of 1,000 E.coli/100mL or higher […]

Lilly Lake Beach remains closed after latest test

Lilly lake Beach is still closed Wednesday after the latest water tests there still show elevated E.coli levels, Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler reports. A Sept. 1 test showed 1,553 E.coli/100mL. A result of 1,000 E.coli/100mL or higher prompts a beach closure. A reading of 300 to 999 E.coli/100mL prompts the posting of a swimming advisory. Additional tests will continue […]

Lilly Lake Beach to remain closed to swimming over weekend

More test results with elevated E.coli levels will keep Lilly Lake Beach closed through the weekend, Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler said Friday. The beach was first closed for swimming on Tuesday, when a test taken Monday was returned with a result of 2,419 E.coli/100mL. Subsequent test results were: Aug. 25 — 1,120 E.coli/100mL. Aug. 26 — 2,419 […]

Lilly Lake Beach still closed Wed.

Lilly Lake Beach will remain closed Wednesday after a re-rest still showed elevated levels of E.coli, Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler reports. Test results however are heading in the right direction. Tuesday’s re-test showed 1,120 E.coli/100mL, less than half of Monday’s result. A result of 1,000 E.coli/100mL or higher prompts a beach closure. A reading of 300 to 999 E.coli/100mL prompts […]

Lilly Lake Beach closed due to water test results

Lilly Lake Beach has been closed after a regular test showed elevated levels of E.coli bacteria, said Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler A water test from Monday showed  2,419 E.coli/100mL. A reading above 1,000 E.coli/100mL results in a beach closure. The water will be tested daily until it shows a safe reading. Share75Tweet75 Shares

Units responding for investigation in Lilly Lake

At about 9:30 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department units are responding to the area of the 7500 block of 335th Avenue in Lilly Lake. Per dispatch: Two callers have reported burning nearby that is making people sick and causing them to close windows. UPDATE 9:43 p.m. — All TWFD units clearing the scene and returning to […]

Lilly Lake boat launch open again after re-construction

The reconstruction of the public boat launch on Lilly Lake is complete and the launch open for use again. The launch was closed since May 16 when work began. Worked ended right on schedule. Wheatland received 50 percent funding for the project from a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Recreational Boating Facilities Grant. The Town Board […]

Units responding for crash in Lilly Lake

At about 4:17 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in about the 7900 block of Highway JI (328th Avenue ) in Lilly Lake. Per scanner transmissions: Motorcycle appears to be involved.   Share11Tweet11 Shares

Work on new Lilly Lake boat launch to begin May 16

View Larger Map A Google Streetview of the existing Lilly Lake boat launch. The public boat launch located on Lilly Lake Road will be closed starting May 16 for re-construction. This will be for a ” completely new boat launch – bigger and better,” said Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler. The work is expected to take about […]

New boat launch on Lilly Lake takes step forward

View Larger Map The construction of a new boat launch at Lilly Lake took a step forward last week when the Wheatland Town Board accepted a bid for the project. Corporate Contractors submitted the lowest bid of $108,000, which was accepted by the Town Board by unanimous vote on Nov. 3. The figure includes engineering cost. The Town Board in September […]

Back to the drawing board for Lilly Lake boat launch project

View Larger Map A process that could result in a new public boat launch at Lilly Lake is going back to the drawing board. The Wheatland Town Board on Monday rejected two bids for the project after learning that the state Department of  Natural Resources preferred a different construction. The town had applied for a DNR […]

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