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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. […]

Santa to visit kids at Twin Lakes Fire Department on Dec. 7

Santa will be visiting children at the Twin Lakes Fire Department station on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids can have their photo taken with Santa at the event. There also will be cookies and drinks available. The Twin Lakes Fire Department and Rescue Squad station is located at 236 E Main […]

Twin Lakes passes flat tax levy for 2020

The Twin Lakes Village Board approved a 2020 tax levy with a less than 1 percent increase. The 2020 levy of $3,776,011 is an increase of $24,881 or .66 percent over 2019. However, despite the slight increase in total levy the tax rate will decrease a little to $4.75/$1,000 of assessed value. The village’s assessed […]

Twin Lakes Village Board reviews sites for new village hall

The Twin Lakes Village Board reviewed four sites under consideration for a new village hall at Monday’s regular board meeting. Jon Wallenkamp, an architect with Kueny Architects, LLC gave a presentation on the following sites (graphic above description of each site): Next to the current police station on Lance Drive. The village would not have […]

Trick or treat hours changed to Saturday in Bristol; staying on Thursday in Paddock Lake, Salem Lakes, Randall, Twin Lakes

An unpleasant weather forecast has prompted one local municipality to change trick or treat hours this year, but most Western Kenosha County municipalities have decided to stick with sending the youngsters out on Halloween on Thursday as originally planned. Bristol on Wednesday afternoon changed trick or treating hours in Bristol to Saturday, Nov. 2, from […]

Laura Roesslein named new Twin Lakes village administrator

The Twin Lakes Village Board on Monday approved an employment contract with Laura Roesslein to serve as village administrator. Roesslein’s hiring was approved by a 6 to 1 vote, with Trustee Sharon Bower voting against. “I am excited and grateful for this opportunity,” Roesslein said in an email to westofthei.com. “I look forward to continuing […]

Units responding for alarm in Twin Lakes

At about 8:33 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units are responding for an alarm in the 600 block of Kennedy Drive. Per dispatch; This is a carbon monoxide alarm. Share4Tweet4 Shares

Twin Lakes agrees to locating new electrical equipment in Legion Park

The Twin Lakes Village Board recently agreed to allow Alliant Energy to locate a new switchgear in Legion Park. The equipment will allow better switching between different types of electrical service in neighborhoods near the park, an Alliant representative explained at a Village Board meeting last week. The equipment will have about a six foot […]

Units responding for down wire in Twin Lakes

At about 12:22 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and a Twin Lakes Police officer are responding for a report of a down power line in the 2800 block of Elizabeth Lane in Twin Lakes. Share15Tweet15 Shares

Twin Lakes Village Board advances new village hall project with architect hire

The Twin Lakes Village Board took a big step forward Monday in its quest to build a new village hall with the hiring of an architect for the project. The board approved a contract with Kueny Architects at Monday’s regular board meeting by a unanimous vote. Kueny will lead the board in a process identifying […]

Units responding to Randall School for medical call

At about 4:13 p.m., Twin Lakes Rescue units and a Twin Lakes Police officer are responding to Randall School for a medical call. Per dispatch: Patient fell off monkey bars on the playground and has an arm injury. Share7Tweet7 Shares

Twin Lakes considering ordinance on golf cart use

Twin Lakes Village Board members discussed the possibility of enacting an ordinance that would allow golf cart use on village streets. The discussion took place at the board’s committee of the whole meeting last week. It was in response to a group of residents who had asked to be allowed to use golf carts on […]

Units responding to alarm in Twin Lakes

At about 11:04 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and a Twin Lakes Police officer are responding to an alarm at a business in the 400 block of North Lake Avenue in Twin Lakes. UPDATE 11:07 a.m. — Police officer arriving on the scene reports no signs of smoke or fire visible from the exterior. […]

Units responding for alarm in Twin Lakes

At about 7:30 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and a Twin Lakes Police officer are responding for an alarm in the 700 block of Kennedy Drive in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: This is carbon monoxide alarm. Share7Tweet7 Shares

Units responding for alarm in Twin Lakes

At about 12:08 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to an alarm in the 2100 block of East Lakeshore Drive in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: This is a fire alarm-smoke detector in a guest house. Share6Tweet6 Shares

Units responding for down tree in Twin Lakes

At about 4:26 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding to the 500 block of Park Avenue in Twin Lakes for a report of a tree that has fallen on power lines. Per dispatch: No sparks, smoke or fire visible at this time. Share18Tweet18 Shares

Legion Drive to close for repaving

Legion Drive in Twin Lakes will be closing for repaving work starting Tuesday. Here are the details via the village’s Facebook page: ShareTweet0 Shares

2019 Twin Lakes Libertyfest fireworks (VIDEO)

Twin Lakes Libertyfest hosted its annual fireworks show Saturday evening. Libertyfest is put on by the Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association. Here is a sample of the fireworks from Lance Park (all video by Earlene Frederick): Here is another sample of the fireworks: Here is the finale of the show: ShareTweet0 Shares

2019 Twin Lakes Libertyfest Parade coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The 2019 Twin Lakes Libertyfest parade took place Saturday morning. Libertyfest is put on by the Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association. This year’s parade had a new route. The parade started at St. John’s Catholic Church on North Lake Avenue and ended up at Lance Park. Here are some scenes from the parade […]

Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association Libertyfest parade (with new route) & fireworks are today

Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association annual Libertyfest celebration takes place today in Twin Lakes. The annual parade will start things off, stepping off at 11:00 am with a new route. The parade will start at the St. John the Evangelist Church parking lot at 701 N. Lake Ave and Holy Hill Rd. The […]

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