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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 […]

Units responding for burning in Wheatland

At about 7:36 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of burning in the 39900 block of Highway F in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Caller reporting a large bonfire. Share15Tweet15 Shares

Wheatland town meetings cancelled; town hall unavailable for rental; voting still taking place

All Wheatland town meetings and gatherings are cancelled until further notice in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, town Clerk Sheila Siegler has announced. Town facilities cannot be rented for March and April and possibly further into the year, depending on the Covid-19 emergency. Town hall is open for in-person absentee voting. […]

Wheatland in-person absentee voting begins Tuesday; bring your own pen

From Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler: The Town of Wheatland begins in-person absentee voting on Tuesday, March 17.  Hours are Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Wheatland Town Office, 34315 Geneva Rd. New Munster.  Absentee voting concludes Friday, April 3, 2020 at 5 p.m. We encourage everyone to bring their own […]

Wheatland Fire Department annual Corned Beef and Cabbage fundraiser is March 16; POSTPONNED

NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONNED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PERCAUTIONS. — DH The Town of Wheatland Fire Department is hosting its annual Corned Beef and Cabbage fundraiser on Monday, March 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Alphonsus School. The department is raising funds for equipment used by department personnel. Tickets can be purchased […]

Agenda: Wheatland Town Board regular board meeting March 9, 2020

The Wheatland Town Board is scheduled to hold a regular meeting on Monday starting at 6 p.m. at Town Hall in New Munster. Among the agenda items are consideration of amending an ordinance to allow 4-H animal projects at some residential properties for part of the year. Here is the full agenda. Share3Tweet3 Shares

Wheatland to consider allowing some 4-H animal project on non-farm lots

The Wheatland Town Board showed some willingness Monday to work toward a way some farm animals could be allowed to be kept on residential lots in the town as 4-H projects. That would represent a change in the current ordinance, which prohibits the keeping of most farm animals on residential zoned lots. Specifically prohibited are […]

Wheatland officials discuss next step for fire station

Wheatland town officials discussed what to do next regarding a new fire station for the Town of Wheatland Fire Department at Monday’s regular board meeting. The meeting was the first board meeting since an advisory referendum to spend up to $3.8 million for a new fire station was rejected by town voters last Tuesday. The […]

Agenda: Wheatland Town Board regular board meeting Feb. 24, 2020

The Wheatland Town Board is scheduled to hold a regular board meeting on Monday starting at 6 p.m. at Town Hall in New Munster. Among the agenda items are: Report of the new fire station referendum election and discussion of results. (The measure failed.) Discuss amending animal ordinance to allow 4-H projects for part of […]

Wheatland Fire Department chief says he has no timeline for a different station proposal

Chief Denko: Let the issue settle Town of Wheatland Fire Department Chief Lou Denko said he has no immediate plans to come back with a different proposal for a new fire station in the wake of the defeat of a referendum on a $3.8 million station plan by voters Tuesday. Instead, Denko said he would […]

Town of Wheatland Fire Department fire station referendum info session scheduled for Feb. 16

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department has added another information session relating to the upcoming fire station project referendum. The session will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. at the fire station in New Munster. This meeting will show the proposed building layout and present facts and figures for this proposed project. The referendum seeking […]

Agenda: Wheatland Town Board regular meeting Feb. 10, 2020

The Wheatland Town Board is scheduled to hold a regular Town Board meeting at 6 p.m., Monday at Town Hall in New Munster. Except for a request for an alcoholic beverage operator license and a request for temporary alcoholic beverage operator (bartender) licenses, most of the agenda is routine reports and administrative matters. The full […]

Agenda: Lilly Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District Board of Commissioners meeting Feb. 10, 2020

The Lilly Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District Board of Commissioners is scheduled to hold a meeting starting at 5:30 p.m., on Monday at Wheatland Town Hall in New Munster. Agenda items are mostly related to the upcoming special district meeting on Feb. 29 for consideration of financing an outlet control structure, piping and culverts on […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 12:31 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highway 50 and Highway O in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. Injuries being reported. Share30Tweet30 Shares

Agenda: Wheatland Town Board regular meeting Jan. 27, 2020

The Wheatland Town Board is scheduled to hold a regular board meeting on Monday at 6 p.m. at Town Hall in New Munster. Among the agenda items are: A presentation by Matthew Ehr regarding an Eagle Scout Project-Sign for Oakwood Shores Park. The board also will consider this for approval. Temporary Class “B” Retailer Alcoholic […]

Lilly Lake residents to get to vote on outlet project

Property owners and residents of the Lilly Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District will get a chance to vote on whether to proceed with creating an outlet that could solve chronic high water conditions there. Wheatland’s town engineer Len Roecker outlined three possibilities for an outlet recommended in a study of how to relieve the high […]

Agenda: Lilly Lake high water relief study subject of meeting Saturday

The Lilly Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District is scheduled to hold a meeting on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 9:30 a.m. at Wheatland Town Hall in New Munster. The meeting is all about the 2019 Lilly Lake High Water Relief Study and will include: A presentation on the study. Development of a consensus on best option […]

New Wheatland Fire Station information sessions set for Jan. 25, 28, Feb. 1, Feb. 11

Informational open houses on the proposal for a new Town of Wheatland Fire Department station in New Munster are scheduled for the following dates and times: Saturday, Jan.y 25, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. Town residents will be able to vote on a […]

Agenda: Wheatland Town Board meeting Jan. 13, 2020

The Wheatland Town Board is scheduled to have a meeting on Monday, Jan. 13, starting at 6 p.m. at Town Hall in New Munster. Included on the agenda is consideration of an 84th St. “no parking” designation in Powers Lake. Here is the full agenda. Share3Tweet3 Shares

Local fire department requested to respond for mutual aid to Burlington

At about 5:40 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department has been requested to respond for mutual aid to Burlington for a fire in the 5900 block of Bonn’s Trail. Per dispatch: Wheatland is requested to respond with a truck and a chief. Share17Tweet17 Shares

Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary hosting Pictures with Santa Dec. 8

Come see Santa at the Wheatland Fire House on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come get your photo taken with Santa. This is a free community event sponsored by Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary. The Wheatland Fire House is located in New Munster. Share17Tweet17 Shares

Units responding to crash in Wheatland

At about 5:41 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 31700 block of Highway 50 in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Deputies already on the scene. At least one injury being reported so far. UPDATE 5:48 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on scene […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 3:50 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a crash in the 36800 block of Highway 50 in Wheatland. Share38Tweet38 Shares

Drone to be used in Lilly Lake survey Tuesday

If you see something unusual over Lilly Lake Tuesday rest assured it is (probably) not a weird looking bird or an alien space craft. A drone or unmanned aerial vehicle will be flying above Lilly Lake Tuesday as part of an ongoing study of water levels there and how to deal with them. The study […]

Wheatland moves forward with Feb. 18 referendum on new fire station spending

The Wheatland Town Board approved pursuing an advisory referendum regarding whether to build a new fire station for the Town of Wheatland Fire Department. The board intends to hold the referendum Feb. 18, the date of the non-partisan primary. The referendum will ask if voters wish to authorize the town to build a new fire […]

Wheatland moving toward referendum for new fire station

The Wheatland Town Board appears ready to have a referendum about whether to build a new station for the Town of Wheatland Fire Department. At Monday’s regular Town Board meeting, town Chairman William Glembocki directed town officials to get together the necessary information so formal steps could be taken by mid November in anticipation of […]

Local fire departments responding for mutual aid to Burlington for fire

Local fire departments are responding for mutual aid to the Burlington Fire Department for a structure fire in the 500 block of State Street. Due to respond are: Town of Wheatland Fire Department with an engine, Randall Fire Department with a tender (water tanker) and Paris Fire and Rescue with an ambulance. Requested to respond […]

Wheatland fire chief and town chairman argue at meeting

An update on how contracted rescue service were working for Wheatland residents devolved into a heated exchange between fire Chief Lou Denko and town Chairman Bill Glembocki at Monday’s Town Board meeting. On the meeting agenda was a report from Chief Stan Clause Jr., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue, on how contracting for emergency medical […]

Slow no wake ordered for Lilly Lake

Town Chairman Bill Glembocki has ordered slow no wake for Lilly Lake due to high water, effective immediately, town Clerk Sheila Siegler reported Friday afternoon. Slow no wake means any watercraft used on a lake must travel slow enough to not cause a wake. Share30Tweet30 Shares

Meetings on Sept. 10 and 14 to explain need for new Town of Wheatland Fire Department station

Town of Wheatland Fire Department officials will present their case for the town building a new multi-million fire station in New Munster at two public informational meetings next week. The meetings will be held at the current TWFD station, 34011 Geneva Road, New Munster on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 14 at 9 […]

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