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A word from our sponsors: 2020 Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association golf outing is July 22

Note: This is a paid announcement from the Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association. — DH The 2020 Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association golf outing will take place Wed. July 22. The event is open to the public. This 30th annual outing will be held at the Twin Lakes Country Club. Event […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 update July 1, 2020: 1,527 positives

The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 1,527 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Wednesday. That’s 22 more positives than Tuesday. There have been 43 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 17,451 negative test results, a positive rate of 904.2/100,000 people and a […]

July 1, 2020 lake test results: Silver Lake-DeWitt Park and Camp Lake under swim caution

Silver Lake-DeWitt Park and Camp Lake are both under swimming cautions after testing Tuesday found elevated levels of E.coli there. The test results that produced the cautions were: Silver Lake-DeWitt Park: 980 E.coli/100 mL Camp Lake: 248 E.coli/100 mL Those locations were scheduled to be re-sampled Wednesday. Other results from Monday as reported by the […]

K9 handler in Twin Lakes moving on but dog will stay

Note: This story was updated with new information at about 3:29 p.m. — DH K9 Rex, a trained police dog brought to the community largely through a grass roots fundraising effort, will remain with the Twin Lakes Police Department, though his handler — who initiated the program — is leaving for a new job. TLPD […]

Free educational series for caregivers to be held online starting July 16

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a free, 6-week educational series designed by Stanford University to give you tools to take care of yourself while caring for a loved one. Caregivers are currently spending much of their time at home with their loved ones or are unable to visit their loved ones who are quarantined in care […]

Units responding for alarm in Twin Lakes

At about 2:42 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding to the 100 block of Lance Drive in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: This response is for a activated fire alarm. Share5Tweet5 Shares

Explanation of why COVID-19 gating criteria dropped by Kenosha County; new data to be displayed

Are you wondering why the gating criteria with the red and green markers were eliminated at the Kenosha County COVID-19 Kenosha County Kickstart website (and we used to post in our wstofthei.com updates too)? The Kenosha County Division of Health issued a news release Monday through the Joint Information Center about the change from the […]

Units responding for crash in Brighton

At about 2:04 p.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report 9f a crash in the 21700 block of Burlington Road (Highway 142) in Brighton. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for fire in Wilmot

At about 2:01 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to the 12400 block of Fox River Road in Wilmot. Per dispatch: This is for a small fire not near a building. Share5Tweet5 Shares

Some county offices reopening starting Monday

If you have business to do with Kenosha County face to face it may be a little easier starting Monday. From a news release from the county executive’s office: Kenosha County government offices will begin a phased-in reopening on Monday, June 29, when the County Treasurer’s Office will open to begin accepting property tax payments. […]

Highway K resurfacing to begin next week

Resurfacing of Highway K is scheduled to start next week and perhaps continue through July. From a news release from the Kenosha County Division of Highways distributed Friday: The Kenosha County Division of Highways is scheduled on Monday, June 29, to begin a resurfacing project on Highway K (60th Street) between the Interstate 94 West […]

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The watch is set to be in effect until 9 p.m. Share10Tweet10 Shares

Emergency culvert work closing portion of Highway K Thursday

Kenosha County released the following information Thursday morning: A portion of Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) will be closed today, Thursday, June 25, for an emergency culvert replacement. The closure includes the section of Highway K between highways W (328th Avenue) and B (288th Avenue). Drivers are encouraged to use Highway JB or Highway […]

Free COVID-19 testing site in Burlington next week

Free drive-through COVID-19 testing will be taking place in Burlington next week. This testing is open to any person who lives or works in Wisconsin, ages 5 or older (minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian). No appointment is needed; expect lines and wait times. Testing will take place Tuesday, June 30 and Wednesday, July […]

Arson suspected in Trevor fire

Arson is suspected as the cause of a fire in Trevor Wednesday morning, a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman said. From a news release distributed Wednesday afternoon: On June 24, 2020, at 3:09 AM, Sheriff’s Department Deputies and Salem Lakes Fire Department responded to the 28500 block of 117th Street for a call of vehicles on […]

A word from our sponsors: The Sharing Center seeks food pantry manager

Become part of the team making a difference every day in Western Kenosha County! A key position, the Food Pantry Manager handles the everyday management of the pantry, works as a community advocate locally and regionally, and is key in facilitating community programs. Must be able to lift 40 pounds repeatedly during a shift, and […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 update June 23, 2020: 1,425 positives

The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 1,425 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Monday. That’s 5 more positives than Monday. There have been 39 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 15,213 negative test results, a positive rate of 846/100,000 people and a […]

Kenosha County Food Bank “Reduce Waste, Help Farmers and Eat Well Campaign” Events set

The Kenosha County Food Bank, Inc. is working in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture, Gordon Food Service and other local organizations to host three upcoming trailer-to-trunk food distribution events, one of which is taking place in Western Kenosha County. This free food distribution of top-tier products (dairy, produce, pork and chicken) is […]

June 23, 2020 lake test results: Lake Shangri-la (220th Ct), Center Lake, Hooker Lake launch at caution

Lake Shangri-la-220th Court, Center Lake and Hooker Lake boat launch are under a swim caution after testing Monday found elevated levels of E.coli there. The test results that produced the cautions were: Lake Shangri La (220th Ct.): 830 E.coli/100 mL Center Lake: 291 E.coli/100 mL Hooker Boat Launch: 547 E.coli/100 mL Lake Shangri-la and Center Lake were […]

Units responding for sparking in Wheatland

At about 10:26 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to the 35800 block of 52nd Street in Wheatland for a report of a sparking wire. Share6Tweet6 Shares

Kenosha County COVID-19 update June 22, 2020: 1,419 positives

The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 1,419 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Monday. That’s 19 more positives than Friday. There have been 39 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. That’s 2 more than Friday. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 15,148 negative test results, a positive rate […]

Deaths June 22, 2020: James A. Doro

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Local fire departments responding for mutual aid to Antioch, Ill.

At about 2:42 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue are responding to a request for mutual aid to the Antioch Fire Department for a structure fire in the 1600 block of Elderberry Lane in Antioch, Illinois. Per dispatch: Salem Lakes is to respond with a tender and Bristol with a ladder. Share8Tweet8 […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 6:52 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 6500 block of 366th Court in Wheatland. Per dispatch: This is an ATV rollover crash with two people injured. Share9Tweet9 Shares

Units responding for water incident in Twin Lakes

At about 2:40 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and Twin lakes Police offices are responding to a report of a crash on Lake Elizabeth in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: This is a crash between two personal water craft on the southeast end of Lake Elizabeth. UPDATE 2:47 p.m. — Those involved are attempting […]

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 […]

County sets limits for Fourth of July at county park beaches

Kenosha County plans to impose strict limits on attendance at two county parks in Western Kenosha County on July 4, typically the parks’ busiest day of the year. On July 4, 121 vehicles will be allowed to enter Silver Lake Park. The beach fee will be collected at the main entrance. Admission to the park […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 update June 19, 2020: 1,400 positives

The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 1,400 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Friday. That’s 9 more positives than Thursday. There have been 37 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 14,441 negative test results, a positive rate of 831.7/100,000 people and a […]

Schoors Lane chain coming down

A chain that blocks the entrance to Schoors Lane at Matthew Avenue in Twin Lakes for about eight months a year will be coming down permanently, after action by the Twin Lakes Village Board Monday. The placing of the chain dates back to a resolution passed by the Village Board in 2007. That resolution calls […]

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 […]

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