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Readers photos: Colin Powell

Colin Powell, former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who rose to national prominence during the first Gulf War, died Monday. Trevor resident West Jacobs, retired US Air Force, had a chance to photograph Powell when in 1993 he visited the US Air Force Academy in Colorado, where Jacobs was […]

Readers’ photos: Swan on the run in Slades Corners

We at love a good loose animal story We’ve done them all: Cows, horses, sheep even pigs. Today Caroline Brown sent us this photo of a swan strolling down 60th Street (Old Highway 50) in Slades Corners this morning. So now we can add swans to the list. Share57Tweet57 Shares

Report from the road: Stopped train blocking crossings

At about 1:57 p.m., we have received a report from a reader that a stopped train is blocking crossings in Trevor/Salem Lakes. Our tipster said the Highway C crossing has been blocked since about 1:30 p.m. A sheriff’s deputy reported to dispatch that the train is blocking crossings from 272nd Avenue to south of Highway […]

Reader’s photos: Sunrise over Silver Lake

Juddie Brandes shares this photo of this spectacular sunrise over Silver Lake. Juddie took the photo Thursday morning. Thanks for sharing it, Juddie. Share383Tweet383 Shares

Reader photos: Bald eagle in Paddock Lake

Paddock Lake village administrator Tim Popanda shared these photos of a bald eagle that visited the area of Paddock Lake Village Hall. Popanda took the photos around 1:15 p.m., Thursday. Share1KTweet1K Shares

Reader photos: Ice storm damage

Michael Mules shared these photos of damage caused by our icy precipitation overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning. Above is a photo of a tree damaged on 249th Avenue in Salem. Below is 112th Street in Trevor showing ice covered tree. The National Weather Service says expect more of the same Wednesday night into Thursday. There’s a […]

Reader photos: Frozen fun

Near record cold closed local schools Wednesday and Thursday. So children, and those looking after them, were no doubt looking for ways to occupy everyone in a constructive way. Isla and Kain Wiberg of Wheatland, with the help of their grandmother Mary, took advantage of the day off from school to make invisible clones of […]

Reader photos: Blood moon

Did you see the super blood wolf moon Sunday? Juddie Brandes of Silver Lake did. And she shared some of the photos she took of the phenomenon. Here’s how National Geographic explained this moon, the result of a total lunar eclipse: During totality, the full moon does not disappear entirely and instead turns a rusty shade of red, […]

Reader’s photos: Deer pays a visit to Paddock Lake real estate office

Bear Realty  recently had an unusual visitor at its office in Paddock Lake — a deer. In the above photo, taken by Bear agent Glenda Dupons last Thursday afternoon, the deer appears to be trying to see if anyone is in. Fortunately the deer stayed outside, unlike what happened once at the Kenosha dentist office […]

Reader’s photos: Flooded streets in Salem Lakes

The Fox River is about two feet over flood stage Monday and that’s enough to close some adjacent roads. Bruce Francart of Silver Lake shared these photos of the area around Riverside Drive and Shorewood Drive around 81st Street. Share162Tweet162 Shares

Reader photos: Strawberry Moon over Silver Lake

Did you see the Strawberry Moon in Wednesday night’s sky? Juddie Brandes of Silver Lake did and she shared some photos she took for all of us who did not see it ourselves to enjoy. Brandes explained that the Strawberry Moon — also known as the Rose Moon or Honey Moon — was named by Algonquin tribes, […]

Snow update: 5 inches total; lesser chance of snow through weekend; plus reader photos

We measured a total of 5 inches total of snowfall at headquarter  in the event starting Thursday evening. That was on he low end of the forecast for the winter storm warning period. There is still a lingering chance of snow for the rest of the weekend — 40 percent Friday night, 50 percent […]

Readers photos: Sky over Salem

We have had some interesting looking skies lately in Western Kenosha County. Here is a submission from Valerie Smith of the sky over Salem from Saturday afternoon. ShareTweet0 Shares

Readers photos: Rainbow over Paddock Lake

Kristen Gourlie took this photo of a rainbow over Paddock Lake on Thursday. ShareTweet0 Shares

Reader’s photos: July 13, 2017 flood photos

Here are some more photos submitted to of flooding in Western Kenosha County: Have a flooding photo you’d like to submit? Email to or message our Facebook page. Related posts Reader’s photos: Storm/Flooding photos July 12, 2017 ShareTweet0 Shares

Reader’s photos: Storm/Flooding photos July 12, 2017

Flooding is widespread  from the deluge of rain experienced overnight into this morning in Western Kenosha County. Deputies continue to respond to multiple reports of more locations where roads are washed over with water or impassable. Do you have some photos of flooding in your area you would like to share? Send them to […]

Readers photos: Deer trapped on Silver Lake ice (Updated)

(Note: This post has been edited to clarify that the deer was on top of the ice. — DH) Cory Ketterhagen shared these photos taken by Kenzi Ketterhagen of a deer trapped on ice on Silver Lake. The photos are from about 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The deer was stuck on the south end of the lake. […]

Readers photos: Sunrise in Paddock Lake

Glenda Dupons shared this photo of a spectacular sunrise taken about 7:11 a.m. this morning in Paddock Lake. ShareTweet0 Shares

Reader’s photos: Last ride for SLFD Chief David Zillmer

Juddie Brandes of Silver Lake submitted this photo from the funeral Tuesday of David Zillmer, former Silver Lake Fire Department chief and longtime member of the department. Zillmer, 70, died June 14. His obituary is available here. ShareTweet0 Shares

Readers photos: Sunday storm

Sunday’s storm that brought a severe thunderstorm warning from the National Weather Service did not bring much in the way of rain or thunder and lightning but it did create some opportunities for photogrpahing some dramitic looking skies. Here are a couple photos submitted by readers: ShareTweet0 Shares

Readers photos: Bald eagle in Brighton

Larry Zamba of Brighton has seen some interesting wildlife sights this year. You may remember about a month ago, Zamba found what he says were cougar tracks on his property. Now on Friday morning  he saw a bald eagle near Bong State Recreation Area. Being a professional photographer, Zamba was able to get some excellent photos of […]

Reader’s photos: First big snow fall of Winter of 2015-16

Here are some photos readers have shared of the first snow — which also happens to be the first big snow — of the Winter of 2015-16: Share12Tweet12 Shares

Readers’ photos: Afternoon storm

The storm that rolled in over the are arounf 3:30 p.m. or so wasn’t unexpected, but it did seem to come up fast. Here’s a photo of the sky over Paddock Lake taken by Valerie Smith: We may not be done. The National Weather Service hourly forecast says rain is likely again by about 10 […]

Readers’ photos: Sky before the storm

Here are some reader submitted photos of the storm Friday evening: Share18Tweet18 Shares

Readers photos: Pole work on Cogswell Drive

Kelly Mickelsen shared this photo she took in Silver Lake Monday afternoon. Traffic was blocked from just after the parade to well into the afternoon while repairs were made. Kelly took this photo at about 3 p.m. Other people who saw the scene thought it looked like the pole had been struck and damaged by […]

Readers photos: May 12, 2014 storms

There were sure some interesting looking skies out there today. Here are some photos readers shared with us. Share16Tweet16 Shares

Reader photos: Blood moon over Salem

Do you see the blood moon this morning? The full lunar eclipse, where the moon moves into the earth’s shadow and consequently appears red, was visible early this morning. I wasn’t awake, but lucky for us Tammy Filiatreault of Salem was and she happens to be handy with a camera. She shared this photo of what […]

Readers photos: Snow clean-up in Trevor

Looks like the snow that visited us more or less constantly Tuesday to Thursday is behind us for now.  But Trevor resident and frequent photo contributor West Jacobs shot these photos of snow removal efforts in his neighborhood Thursday. West wrote: I’d like to give a BIG shout out to all the guys doing the […]

Reader photos: Pheasant at Richard Bong State Recreation Area

Salem resident West Jacobs was out at Bong on a recent morning — before all the hunters — and shot some photos of  a pheasant in the sunlight. Thanks for sharing, West. Share13Tweet13 Shares

Readers’ photos: Fire on Lake Geneva

Bruce Francart of Silver Lake was out on Geneva Lake this morning for a boating outing when he saw the scene he captured in these photos, which he shared with us. Bruce said he took the photos at about 9 a.m. and fire departments were still on the scene at noon. I haven’t been able […]

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