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Spring Election 2020: Twin Lakes trustee candidates info

Voters in Twin Lakes will be able to vote in a contested race for village trustee on April 7 (or earlier with absentee voting). There are three at-large seats open. Four candidates will be on the ballot. Due to logistical problems we encountered, instead of our usual questionnaire, we are presenting biographies of each candidate […]

A word from our sponsors: Village of Twin Lakes seeking recycling center attendant

Note: This is a paid announcement from the village of Twin Lakes. — DH The Village of Twin Lakes is hiring a seasonal position to work at the Twin Lakes Yard Waste Recycling Center to ensure compliance in yard waste collection efforts. The Recycling Center Attendant is responsible for the following: Overseeing yard waste collection […]

Units responding for report of fire in Twin Lakes

At about 4:22 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue, Randall Fire Department and Town of Wheatland Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a report of a possible fire at a residence in the 300 block of Waldeck Drive in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: Initial report is of smoke coming from […]

Twin Lakes meeting audience practices proper social distancing

Meetings of public entities like village, town and school boards have been being cancelled left and right over the last week due to concerns about spreading the COVID-19 coronavirus. The Twin Lakes Village Board meeting did hold a committee of the whole meeting last Monday and audience members were careful to practice proper social distancing, […]

Units responding for alarm in Twin Lakes

At about 12:27 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and a Twin lakes Police officer are responding to a report of an alarm in the 800 block of Shore Drive in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: This is a residential fire alarm. UPDATE 12:30 p.m. — Police officer arriving on the scene reports to dispatch […]

Twin Lakes Village Hall closed to public due to COVID-19 guidelines

The following announcement was posted on the Twin Lakes village website: The Village of Twin Lakes is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) and is adhering to the National, State and Kenosha County Health Department guidelines. The Village Hall will be closed to the public starting March 18, 2020 until further notice with the exception of […]

Twin Lakes Village Hall/Community Center may get preliminary design for appearance soon

With the configuration of its floors now decided, the architects for the new Twin Lakes Village Hall and Community Center will be moving to designs for how the building will look. Jon Wallenkamp of Kueny Architects updated the Village Board last week on the project, looking to settle the general floor plans and which facility […]

Lake weed treatment approved for 2020 for Lakes Mary and Elizabeth

The Twin Lakes Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District Board of Commissioners approved lake weed treatment for the 2020 season at a meeting Monday. Spending not to exceed $15,941 was approved unanimously. The commissioners are the same individuals as the Village Board. Commissioner Thomas Connolly was absent from the meeting. Wisconsin Lake and Pond Resource will […]

Identity of man who died from Twin Lakes crash released

Twin Lakes Police have released the identity of a man who died in a motorcycle crash early Friday morning in Twin Lakes. Jacob Gallegos, 27, of Twin Lakes, was transported by ambulance to a hospital in Burlington, where he was pronounced dead. According to witnesses who were traveling southbound, just prior to the crash they […]

Man dies in crash in Twin Lakes

A man died in a motorcycle crash in Twin Lakes early Friday morning, Twin Lakes Police report. The man’s identity has not been released pending notification of family. From a news release distributed Friday by the TLPD: On Friday, 02/2812020 at 12:32AM Twin Lakes Police Officers were called to the 500 block of North Lake […]

Units responding for crash in Twin Lakes

At about 11:09 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue and Twin Lakes Police officers responding for a report of a crash along Lake Elizabeth shore near Mt. Moriah. Per dispatch: Someone has fallen off a four-wheeler ATV. UPDATE 11:18 a.m. — Patient has been moved to Bat View and Indian Point to meet rescue. UPDATE […]

Agenda: Twin Lakes Village Board regular meeting Feb. 17, 2020

The Twin Lakes Village Board is scheduled to hold a regular board meeting on Monday starting at 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall in Twin Lakes. On the agenda is a change to the garbage ordinance that has been under discussion for a few meetings now. The full agenda is available here. Share2Tweet2 Shares

Units responding for investigation in Twin Lakes

At about 8:05 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and a Twin Lakes Police officer are responding for an investigation in the 100 block of Mueller Avenue in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: Caller reporting a smell of burning inside a house. No flames or smoke seen. UPDATE 8:10 p.m. — Police officer at the scene […]

Twin Lakes PD make arrests in methamphetamine case

Twin Lakes Police Department officers and members of the Kenosha County Drug Operations Group recently made a possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine arrest in Twin Lakes. From a TLPD news release distributed Thursday (Note: Names of those arrested have been omitted. westofthei.com doesn’t publish names of defendants until they have been formally charged in […]

Units responding for alarm in Twin Lakes

At about 4:05 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and a Twin Lakes Police officer are responding to an alarm in the 100 block of Lance Drive in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: This is a general fire alarm. UPDATE 4:07 p.m. — Fire command calls for responding units to stand down. False alarm. Share15Tweet15 Shares

Twin Lakes, Randall School, Lakewood School exploring resource officer

The Twin Lakes Police Department, Randall School and Lakewood School are exploring the possibility of placing a resource officer in the schools. TLPD Chief Adam Grosz explained at the Village Board committee of the whole meeting Monday that he has been discussing the idea with the schools for a while and has now located a […]

Agenda: Twin Lakes Village Board committee of the whole meeting Feb. 3, 2020

The Twin Lakes Village Board is scheduled to hold a committee of the whole meeting at 6:30 p.m., Monday at Village Hall in Twin Lakes. No action is taken at a committee of the whole meeting, but board members are able to discuss the items on the agenda and sometimes develop a consensus for future […]

Friends of the Community Library book sale is Feb. 1

The first Community Library book sale of 2020 will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The $8 for a bag of books special, running the entire time of the sale, will once again be offered. The sale has an abundance of children’s books as well as fiction and nonfiction for […]

Units responding for fire in Twin Lakes

At about 9:12 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue, Richmond Fire Department, Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Randall Fire Department units and a Twin Lakes Police officer are responding to a fire in the 800 block of Hickory in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: Caller reporting black smoke coming from a basement. UPDATE 9:24 a.m. […]

Agenda: Twin Lakes Village Board regular meeting Jan. 19, 2020

The Twin Lakes Village Board is scheduled to hold a regular board meeting on Monday, Jan. 20 starting at 6:30 p.m., at Village Hall in Twin Lakes. This is a regular board meeting at which the board can take action on items so noticed on the agenda. Items on the agenda for this meeting include: […]

Units responding for alarm in Twin Lakes

At about 10:24 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and a Twin Lakes Police officer are responding for an alarm in the 1600 block of Wilmot Avenue in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: This is a fire alarm in an apartment complex. UPDATE 10:31 a.m. — Police office on the scene says alarm is activated at […]

Calvary UCC chili-soup lunch is Jan. 18

Calvary United Church of Christ chili-soup lunch will take place Saturday, Jan. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the church, 1511 Wilmot Ave., Twin Lakes. All you can eat bowl of chili or soup for $10 for adults and $6 for children under 10. There also will be a basket raffle. Share7Tweet7 Shares

Twin Lakes considering addressing nuisance short term rental properties

The Twin Lakes Village Board is looking for a way to address chronically troublesome short term rentals in the village without hurting homeowners who are being responsible about how they lease out their properties. Short-term rentals refers to the recent trend of homeowners renting out their homes for stays of typically a week or less. […]

Units responding for alarm in Twin Lakes

At about 3:43 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding to a report of an alarm in the 100 block of Lance Drive in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: This is a general fire alarm. UPDATE 3:44 a.m. — Twin Lakes Police officer on the scene reports no signs of smoke or fire visible from […]

Spring election 2020: Contest for village trustee in Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes voters will have a contested village trustee election to vote in this spring. Three incumbents and one challenger filed candidacy papers by Tuesday’s deadline. They are: Incumbents Barb Andres, Jeremy Knoll and Tom Connolly and newcomer Bill Kaskin will appear on the April 7 election ballot. The candidates with the three highest vote totals […]

Agenda: Twin Lakes Village Board Special and Committee of the Whole meetings Jan. 6, 2020

The Twin Lakes Village Board is scheduled to hold two meetings Monday at Village Hall. The committee of the whole meeting will start at 6 p.m. Among the items on the agenda for this discussion only meeting will include approving a certified survey map for two properties that make up the Lake Elizabeth boat launch […]

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 […]

Messiah Lutheran Church to present The Living Nativity Dec. 21

Messiah Lutheran Church in Twin Lakes will present The Living Nativity from 5 to 7 p.m., on Dec. 21 at the church. Anyone is welcome to come to see a recreation of Jesus’ beginnings. The nativity includes live animals. There also will be hot chocolate, cookies, and activities for the children. Messiah Lutheran Church is […]

2019 Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue Santa coverage (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

Santa visited with local children at the Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue Station Saturday morning. Santa toured the village on a fire truck before coming to the station. Besides talking to Santa and posting for a photo, children were able to pick out a pre-Christmas gift and have a snack of a hot dog and […]

Twin Lakes considering deactivating Cemetery Board

The Twin Lakes Village Board is considering deactivating its Cemetery Board. At Monday’s committee of the whole meeting, Trustee Kevin Fitzgerald, who is the Village Board’s representative to the Cemetery Board, proposed the action. The Cemetery Board, he said, doesn’t in practice have much to do, but still is required to meet twice a year. […]

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