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Units responding to fire in Twin Lakes

At about 11:05 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police offices are responding to a report of a fire in the 100 block of Highway O in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: This is a vehicle fire, believed to be confined to the engine compartment. UPDATE 11:06 a.m. — Police officer arriving on […]

Slow no wake signs down for Powers Lake

Randall Town Supervisor Mark Halvey reports that the slow no wake signs are down for Powers Lakes as of Sunday afternoon. Share17Tweet17 Shares

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 1:27 p m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and Kenosha Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the 7500 block of 12300 Avenue along the Bristol/Kenosha border for a crash. Per dispatch: Crash involves a down motorcycle. Share27Tweet27 Shares

Grace Merrill’s contribution to area EMS celebrated

Everybody in emergency medical services in this area knows who Grace Merrill is. A lot of them could have been her student at some point. She has been taking care of the residents of Salem Lakes and Wheatland for decades and has taught a couple of generations of emergency medical responders. Merrill was recognized for […]

Power outage reported

At about 11:38 a.m., We Energies is reporting 142 households without power in Salem and Paddock Lake. Most of those appear to be in Salem, with just a handful of households in Paddock Lake affected. No information on cause or restoration time is available at this point. At about 11:05 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue responded […]

Units responding to wires smoking

11:05 a.m. – Salem Fire is responding to 237th Ave and 84th St. for wires arcing and smoking. Update 11:16 a.m. – WE Energies has been notified. Share29Tweet29 Shares

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Units responding for fire in Salem

At about 11:45 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in a grill at a home in the 24300 block of 84th Street in Salem. Per dispatch: Grill top is closed but flames are visible. Grill is about two feet from […]

Man dies in Wheatland fire

A man died in a fire in Wheatland Friday morning. From a news release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department:  On July 5, 2019, at approximately 5:02 AM the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with multiple county fire departments responded to the Wheatland Mobile Home Park 32200 45th Street for a report of a mobile […]

2019 Paddock Lake Fourth of July Bike Parade coverage

Bikes, golf carts and more came out for Thursday’s 2019 Paddock Lake Fourth of July Bike Parade. The parade starts at McAlonan Park on the west side of the lake and makes its way to its destination of Village Hall on the east side of the lake. Prizes were awarded for the best decorated bikes […]

Slow no wake ordered for Powers Lake, Lake Benedict

The Randall Town Board has issued a slow no wake order for Powers Lake and Lake Benedict, said town Chairman Bob Stoll. The order is in effect until further notice. Share75Tweet75 Shares

2019 Silver Lake Boat Parade moved to July 7

The 2019 Fourth of July Silver Lake Boat Parade has been moved this year to July 7 starting at 1 p.m. on the water of Silver Lake. The parade was moved over concerns about the weather on July 4, the traditional day for the event, said event organizer Pauline Chaput. Get all the details about […]

Power outage update

At about 23 hours after the outage began there are still about 1,500 households out of power in Western Kenosha County.. Most of those households are in Paddock Lake, where We Energies says there at 880 households out of power, roughly half of the utilities customers there. In Salem, there are 76 households out of […]

Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue Station No. 2 open as comfort station during power outage

Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue Station is open as a comfort station for people who may still be experiencing a power outage from Tuesday evenings storms, village Trustee Ted Kmiec is reporting via his personal Facebook page. The station on Antioch Road in Salem has power and can be used by people who need to cool off, […]

July 3, 2019 lake test results: Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach closed, Lake George and Camp Lake at caution

The Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach on Paddock Lake is closed to swimming and Lake George at 101st Street and Camp Lake are under swim cautions after testing this week showed elevated levels of E.coli at those locations. Test results from Tuesday that triggered these actions were: PHLA: 1,112 E.coli/100 mL. This location is due […]

Strong storm headed here

At 7:40 p.m., the National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement saying that a strong storm is headed toward Western Kenosha County from the Elkhorn area. Among the listed areas of impact are: Twin Lakes, Paddock Lake, Silver Lake, Camp Lake and Powers Lake. Winds of 40 mph and lightning are possible from […]

Power outages reported

At about 5:45 p.m., We Energies is reporting a large number of people in Western Kenosha County without power. The outage, show as being centered in the Silver Lake area, is reported as affecting over 4,000 households. We are out of power at westofthei.com HQ in northwest Paddock Lake. As of 5:48 p.m., a crew […]

Thunderstorm might affect part of the area

At 4:48 p.m., the National Weather Service is saying a strong thunderstorm may hit the eastern part of Western Kenosha County, including Paddock Lake and Bristol. At 4:44 p.m., the storm was centered over Union Grove. Wind gusts of 50 to 55 mph are possible with this storm, says a NWS special weather statement. Allen […]

Deaths July 1, 2019: Owen Richard Crifasi

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2019 Silver Lake Boat Parade set for July 4

NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO JULY 7 FOR 2019. MORE INFO HERE. The 2019 Fourth of July Silver Lake Boat Parade will take place July 4 starting at 1 p.m. on the water of Silver Lake. Participants can dress up their body and boat, personal water craft or kayak and join the fun. […]

June 30, 2019 storm damage photos

The storm that came through the area in the early afternoon Sunday included winds strong enough to down some tree limbs. Here are a selection of photos from the damage (Photos by Earlene Frederick and Pam J. Maddox as credited): ShareTweet0 Shares

Bristol Historical Society holds grand opening for Davidson Hall

The Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society held a grand opening at Davidson Hall Sunday. The event was the first public showing of the nearly finished hall and the many historical relics inside. The hall, which once was the Bristol Town Hall, was moved last year from its original location along Highway C in Bristol Woods County […]

Units responding to crash in Wilmot

At about 3:36 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a crash in the 11300 block of Fox River Road in Wilmot. Per dispatch: This involves a motorcyclist that lost control. Share29Tweet29 Shares

Deputy responding for down wire in Silver Lake

At about 1:42 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding for a report of a down wire at West Chestnut Street and South Sixth Street in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: The wire is down across the road and cars are reportedly driving over it. Share14Tweet14 Shares

Power outages reported

In the wake of the storm that started passing through the area around 12:50 p.m., We Energies is reporting power outages in the area. The largest outage is centered in the Trevor and Salem area is affecting 1,603 customers, We Engeries outage map says at 1:36 p.m. Officially the cause has not been determined. A […]

Units responding for down wire in Cross Lake

At about 1:20 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue is responding to a report of a down wire in the 25200 block of 123rd Street in Cross Lake. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to Trevor for sparking wire

At about 1:18 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a sparking wire in the 10400 block of 269th Avenue in Trevor. ShareTweet0 Shares

Road flooded in Twin Lakes

At about 1:05 p.m., a Twin Lakes Police officer reported to dispatch that he was blocking off traffic on southbound North Lake Avenue in Twin Lakes due to the road being flooded. UPDATE 1:38 p.m. — Road being reopened. Share12Tweet12 Shares

Units responding for sparking wire in Paddock Lake

At about 1:02 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to the 6700 bock of 238th Avenue in Paddock Lake for a report of a sparking wire. UPDATE 1:11 p.m. — Fire unit on the scene returning to quarters. No immediate problem detected. Dispatch reports electric utility crew responding to take […]

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

The National Weather Service has now issued a severe thunderstorm warning for an area that includes Kenosha County. This warning is set to be in effect until 1:15 p.m. Winds of 60 mph have been observed with this storm, the warning says. UPDATE 1:23 p.m. — The warning has expired. A severe thunderstorm watch remains […]

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