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2020 Kenosha County Fair cancelled

The 2020 Kenosha County Fair has been cancelled due to concerns over safety during the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the fair board announced Thursday evening. The 2020 fair was to be the 100th Kenosha County Fair, with a number of special events to recognize the milestone. Here is a news release from the fair: The Kenosha […]

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At 3:06 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding for a report of a crash at Highways C and D in Bristol. Per dispatch: Caller reporting a crash between a box truck and a minivan blocking the roadway. UPDATE 3:09 p.m. — Unit arriving on scene confirms two vehicles involved […]

Units responding for fire in Wheatland

At about 2:46 p.m., Twin Lakes Rescue and Town of Wheatland Fire Department units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding for a fire in the 6700 block of Highway W in Wheatland. Per dispatch: A vehicle is smoking, but no flames seen. UPDATE 2:55 p.m. — No fire. Incident command releases rescue and other still […]

Units responding for water incident in Twin Lakes

At about 1:46 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding for a report of a kayaker in the water. Per dispatch: Person is near the north point of Lake Elizabeth. UPDATE 1:56 p.m. — Police officer in boat has located person in the water. UPDATE 1:57 p.m. — Police […]

Units responding to crash in Paris

At about 10:01 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units are responding to a crash in the 16600 block of Highway 142 in Paris. Share8Tweet8 Shares

Kenosha County COVID-19 update June 3, 2020: 1,222 positives

The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 1,222 positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Wednesday. That’s 17 more positives than Tuesday. There have been 30 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 8,305 negative test results, a positive rate of 723/100,000 people and a 2 […]

Units responding for crash in Salem Lakes

At about 8 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highway 50 and Highway B in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: Injuries being reported. UPDATE 8:05 p.m. — Unit arriving on scene reports two vehicles involved, both with heavy damage. Bristol Fire and Rescue dispatched to respond with an […]

COVID-19 testing site in operation in Paddock Lake

A drive-up COVID-19 testing site at Central High School in Paddock Lake is operating through Saturday. The site is unique among sites set up anywhere in Kenosha County in that you are not required to have a referral from a doctors or even be showing any symptoms to have a test. Cost is free. Here […]

Units responding to crash in Trevor

5:54 p.m. – Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue are responding to an injury accident in the 12000 block of Hwy 83. Vehicles are not blocking. Share6Tweet6 Shares

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 in effect until midnight. A severe thunderstorm watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening […]

Sewer work to close Legion Drive

Twin Lakes made the following announcement Tuesday afternoon via Facebook regarding closing of Legion Drive: Share6Tweet6 Shares

Kenosha County and city issue curfews for Monday, Tuesday nights

Kenosha County and the city of Kenosha have issued emergency curfews for Monday and Tuesday nights. The curfews will take effect 8 p.m. each night and are set to expire at 7 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. The action Monday follows a similar action taken Sunday when crowds gathered in areas of Kenosha, presumably in […]

Local fire department responding for mutual aid to town of Burlington

At about 9:22 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department is responding to a request for mutual aid from the Town of Burlington Fire Department. Per dispatch: Wheatland requested to respond with a engine and chief to Hooiser Creek and Brever roads for a building on fire. UPDATE 9:31 p.m. — Wheatland released from responding by […]

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

At about 8:46 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue is responding to a request for mutual aid from the Antioch Fire Department. Salem Lakes is requested to respond with a tender for a strucure fire in the 300 block of North Woodland Avenue. Share6Tweet6 Shares

Units responding for fire in Silver Lake

At about 5:34 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Randall Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in the 700 block of South East Street in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Caller reporting a boat on fire attached to a pickup and near a garage. UPDATE 5:37 p.m. — Deputy […]

Warmer than normal weather expected next week

The National Weather Service office in Sullivan says we should get a blast of summer — maybe even some 90 degree days — next week. Here’ are the details: Share16Tweet16 Shares

Collection for Central vs. Wilmot Soup-er Bowl is Saturday

The Sharing Center needs 3,000 cans of soup and a friendly competition between the local high schools is seeking to fill the need. Soup-er Bowl Saturday, Central vs. Wilmot, will take place May 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the schools. There will be a collection site at each school to see who […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 update May 28, 2020: 1,094 positives

The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 1,094 positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Thursday. That’s 33 more positives than Wednesday. There have been 25 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. That’s 1 more than Wednesday. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 6,846 negative test results, a positive rate of […]

Units responding to fire on I-94

At about 5:35 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are rsponding to a report of a possible vehicle fire on I-94. Per dispatch: Scene is located in the northbound lanes near Highway 165. UPDATE 5:38 p.m. — Deputies on scene report to responding […]

Units responding to crash in Silver Lake

At about 4:33 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a crash at Highways B and F in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: This is a crash with one patient. Deputies are already on the scene. UPDATE 4:38 p.m. — Per dispatch: This is a two vehicle crash with one vehicle still on the scene. […]

Fox River back under flood stage; flood warning elapses

The Fox River is back under flood stage as of Wednesday. The river slipped under flood stage of 11 feet early Wednesday morning. As of 1 p.m., Wednesday the river was measuring at 10.81 feet at the New Munster gauge. The National Weather Service flood warning has elapsed. Share18Tweet18 Shares

Units responding for fire in Wilmot

At about 9:24 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding for a report of a fire in the 30400 block of 111th Street in Wilmot. Per dispatch: This is a garbage fire outside a restaurant. UPDATE 9:30 p.m. — Unit arriving on scene reports fir eis in a small dumpster near a shed. Share7Tweet7 Shares

A word from our sponsors: Archwood Senior Living to open soon

Note: The following is a paid announcement from Archwood Senior Living. — DH Archwood Senior Living in Paddock Lake is set to open in early June. Archwood Senior Living is a vibrant new assisted living community for seniors in Western Kenosha County and Antioch. The community includes an array of services and amenities including: 24/7 […]

Units responding for water incident on Fox River

At about 8:42 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Kenosha County Dive Team units are responding to a report of a possible water emergency on the Fox River in the 400 block of Depot Street in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Caller reporting a person out of a kayak in the water and possibly in distress. UPDATE […]

Units responding to report of crash in Twin Lakes

At about 8:13 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and a Twin Lakes Police officer are responding to a report of a crash on North Lake Avenue in Twin Lakes. UPDATE 8:17 p.m. — Traffic being blocked for northbound traffic. Share52Tweet52 Shares

Units responding for crash in Brighton

At about 6:18 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a vehicle fire on Highway JB at Highway 75 in Brighton. Per dispatch: This is a single vehicle with a fire in the engine compartment. Flames appear to be out, but there still is smoke. UPDATE 6:21 p.m. — […]

Tornado watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The watch is in effect until 8 p.m. A tornado watch means severe weather that could produce a tornado is possible during the watch period. A tornado watch also is in effect for most of the counties […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 cases update May 22, 2020: 962 positive

The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 962 positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Friday. That’s 33 more positives than Thursday. There have been 22 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. That’s 1 more than Thursday. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 5,301 negative test results, a positive rate of […]

Units responding for fire in Powers Lake

At about 4:20 p.m., Randall Fire Department, Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue, Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Town of Wheatland Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a possible fire in the 39300 block of 93rd Street in Powers Lake. Per dispatch: Caller reports large amount of smoke believed to be […]

Fox River still above flood stage; flood warning in effect

The Fox River is still over a foot above flood stage Thursday evening. At 6 p.m., the river was measuring at 12.27 feet as measured at the New Munster gauge. Crest for this cycle was at 12.97 feet, reached early Tuesday morning. A National Weather Service flood warning remains in effect. The current NWS river […]

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