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Agenda: Wilmot Union High School District Finance Committee meeting May 12, 2020

The Wilmot Union High School District Board of Education Finance Committee is scheduled to hold a meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. Agenda items include: 2020-2021 Preliminary Budget Dousman Transportation Contract A full agenda is available here. Share3Tweet3 Shares

County sees 3 fatal drug overdoses in 1 week; 1 in Twin Lakes

The following is a news release from the Kenosha County Department of Human Services: A string of suspected fatal overdoses in recent days is an unfortunate reminder of the dangers of drug use, Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall said today. The Medical Examiner’s Office has handled three suspected overdose cases since Tuesday, May 5, […]

Units responding to crash in Paris

At about 6:08 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue has been dispatched to set up a landing zone for Flight for Life medical transport helicopter and respond to the scene for a crash in the 2500 block of Highway D in Paris. Kenosha County Scanner Facebook page has the original call starting at about 6 p.m.: […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 Q&A, May 9, 2020

The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is continuing to provide answers to the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19. Here is the most recent session in video form, followed by a written synopsis: The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email atCOVID19@kenoshacounty.org. Those asked most frequently will be answered each week, […]

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Kenosha County COVID-19 cases update May 8, 2020: 646 positive

The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 646 positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Friday. That’s 29 more positives than Thursday. There have been 15 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 3.067 negative test results in Kenosha County as of Friday. Kenosha County Division […]

2020 Twin Lakes Libertyfest parade and fireworks cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

The Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association has cancelled the 2020 Libertyfest Parade and fireworks display, the chamber has announced. The following is from the chamber’s Facebook page: Share68Tweet68 Shares

I-94 closed in Racine County

At 11:34 a.m. from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation: Incident along the West Frontage Road just south of WIS 11 requires all lanes of I-94 northbound/southbound and frontage roads to be temporarily closed between WIS 11 and County Road KR. Motorists are directed to use the following temporary detours: Southbound I-94 — Exit at WIS 11 […]

Units responding for fire in Bristol

At about 3:38 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in the 13200 block of Wilmot Road (Highway C) in Bristol. Per dispatch: This is an isolated residence with the fire in the garage. Vehicles believed to […]

Temps to get chilly

The warm temperatures in the 70s were nice while they lasted. And they won’t last this week. High temperatures will be in the 40s to 50s with lows in the 30s through Sunday night, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. If you have some plants coming up in the garden or otherwise outside […]

Fox River under 12 feet; flood warning still in effect

The Fox River has receded under 12 feet as of Sunday evening. At 6 p.m., the river was measuring at 11.8 feet at the New Munster gauge. The current National Weather Service forecast for the river has it receding slower than previously forecast. The river is now expected to drop back under flood stage Wednesday […]

Units responding for fire in Bristol

At about 5:59 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a vehicle fire in the 12700 block of Bristol Road in Bristol. Per dispatch: Caller reports flames seen coming from under the vehicle. UPDATE 6:06 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports heavy smoke. UPDATE 6:09 p.m. […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 Q&A, May 2, 2020

The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is continuing to provide answers to the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19. Here is the most recent session in video form, followed by a written synopsis: The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email atCOVID19@kenoshacounty.org. Those asked most frequently will be answered each week, […]

Flood warning issued for Fox River

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the the Fox River in Western Kenosha County. Steady rain over the last 24 hours has caused the river as measured at the New Munster gauge to rise from 7.87 feet at 10:30 p.m., Tuesday to 10.38 feet at 10 p.m., Wednesday. Flood stage is […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 cases update April 29, 2020: 370 positive

The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 370 positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Wednesday. That’s 12 more positives than Tuesday. There have been 10 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. That’s 1 more than Tuesday. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 1,865 negative test results in Kenosha County as […]

Western Kenosha County went big for absentee voting in April 7 election

Election officials throughout Wisconsin urged people planning to vote in the April 7 presidential preference primary and spring non-partisan election to use the absentee voting process, due to COVID-19 spread concerns. Typically, municipal clerks here said they would expect in-person voting to far outweigh absentee votes. As an example, Bristol village Clerk Amy Klemko said […]

Thunderstorm — maybe severe — possible later

The National Weather Service office in Sullivan says strong and possibly severe thunderstorms may visit our area later Tuesday. A good chunk of Western Kenosha County is right on the eastern edge of the area identified as the most likely to see severe storms: Share19Tweet19 Shares

National Guard to assist with COVID-19 testing at Kenosha County Detention Center and Pretrial Facility

The following announcement is from the Kenosha County Joint Information Center: Members of the Wisconsin National Guard will be coming to Kenosha County this week to assist with COVID-19 testing at the Kenosha County Detention Center and Pretrial Facility. All inmates and employees at these facilities are being tested in an effort to be proactive […]

Units responding for smoke in Paddock Lake

At about 7:05 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of smoke in the 24900 block of 69th Place in Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: Caller reporting smoke coming from a back porch of a neighbor’s home. UPDATE about 7:07 p.m. — Deputy on […]

Units responding to crash in Salem

At about 5:27 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 8200 block of Antioch Road (Highway 83) in Salem. Per dispatch: This is a crash with two motorcycles down. UPDATE 5:30 p.m. — Two injuries being reported, per dispatch. Share26Tweet26 Shares

Kenosha County COVID-19 cases update April 24, 2020: 319 positive

The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 319 positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Friday. That’s 11 more positives than Thursday. There have been 7 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. That’s one more than Thursday. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 1,633 negative test results in Kenosha County as […]

Needs for local food pantries listed

The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is going to publish a weekly update on the needs of food pantries during the COVID-19 emergency. Here this week’s update for The Sharing Center in Trevor: Sharing Center, 25700 Wilmot Road (Highway C), Trevor. Donations accepted 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; all other days by appointment at […]

Sheriff Beth urges Wisconsin sheriffs to think hard before not enforcing safer at home order

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth sent a letter to his fellow Wisconsin sheriffs Thursday urging them to think hard before not enforcing the state’s Safer at Home order, aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19. Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling has said enforcing Safer at Home will not be a priority for his department as […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 cases update April 22, 2020: 282 positive

The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 282 positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Wednesday. That’s 7 more positives than Tuesday. There have been 6 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 1,578 negative results in Kenosha County as of Wednesday. Kenosha County Division of […]

Rain and high winds expected this evening

The National Weather Service has issued the following special weather statement concerning thunderstorms and strong wind expected here this evening: A line of showers with isolated thunderstorms is producing strong, gusty winds, mainly out of the northwest. Wind gusts up to 40 mph are common with these showers, but isolated gusts of 50 to 55 […]

Units responding to burning in Silver Lake

At about 2:52 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of burning in the 200 block of South First Street in Silver Lake. Share8Tweet8 Shares

Kenosha County COVID-19 Q&A, April 18, 2020

The Kenosha County Joint Information Center is continuing to provide answers to the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19. Here is the most recent session in video form, followed by a written synopsis: The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at COVID19@kenoshacounty.org. Those asked most frequently will be answered each […]

Units responding for fire in Wheatland

At about 9:26 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department, Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a fire in the 8000 block of 400th Avenue in Wheatland. Per dispatch: This is being reported as a garage fire. UPDATE 9:30 p.m. — Dispatch reports to […]

Maybe a little snow again

The latest, local National Weather Service forecast says we may get a little snow again Thursday night into Friday. Snow is most likely to fall between 4 and 8 a.m., Friday. Less than an inch is expected. After that, the forecast is looking considerably more spring like. Saturday and Sunday temperatures are forecast to be […]

Gov. Evers extends Safer at Home order; K-12 school buildings to remain closed for 2019-20 year

Gov. Tony Evers Thursday extended his COVID-19 Safer at Home order for Wisconsin through May 26. There are some changes to what is defined as essential businesses. One significant change is that public and private K-12 school buildings will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, with education continuing through distance learning […]

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