Twin Lakes Fire Department has new breathing equipment, UTV

The Twin Lakes Fire Department has acquired some new equipment recently.

New self-contained breathing apparatus are going out with firefighters on calls. The equipment was purchased with a $75,000 donation from an anonymous donor in honor of John Kjallander, with the village government kicking in another $20,000, said Chief Stan Clause Jr.

“The donation meant a lot to the department,” Clause said. “The donation we received was just amazing.”

The new equipment replaces units that were over 20 years old, Clause said. The department purchased 22 units, completely overhauling the department’s air packs.

The new equipment represents an upgrade in function as well as age, Clause said. They are Interspiro units, a Wisconsin company with a location in Pleasant Prairie. Some other local departments have been moving to Interspiro too.

“It’s nice to have the same system so they can be interchangeable,” Clause said.

The department also recently acquired a new UTV. The new Polaris Ranger has tracks instead of wheels and will be able to access terrain that is difficult for wheeled vehicles such as snowmobile trails and swampy areas, Clause said. Few other nearby departments have such a vehicle and the TLFD UTV can aid other departments when needed.

The department got a good deal on the UTV thanks to negotiating with Polaris by department member Glenn Tietz, who works at Twin Lakes Marine, Clause explained. The department was able to sell its old UTV to another fire department, meaning the new machine cost the department only net $3,000.

The UTV will be outfitted with a water tank and pump for fighting fires and be able to carry a backboard for patients, Clause said. Recent fundraising by the Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association’ pond hockey tournament raffle will go toward those improvements along with other fundraising.

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A word from our sponsors: Feb. 28, 2021 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Note: Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty, are westofthei.com sponsors. This is a paid announcement — DH

Here are open houses being hosted today by Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty (click the links below for more information):

12303 233rd Ave, Trevor

114 E Chestnut St, Silver Lake

9016 257th Ave, Salem

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Units responding for spill in Salem

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At about 5:32 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputy are responding to 86th Street and 246th Avenue in Salem for a report of what appears to be an oil spill.

Per dispatch: Origin of spill unknown.

UPDATE 5:43 p.m. –Firefighters applying oil dry to spill in the road.

UPDATE 6:02 p.m. — Oil dry in place. Fire units returning to quarters.

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Agenda: Twin Lakes Committee of the Whole meeting March 1, 2021

The Twin Lakes Village Board is scheduled to hold a committee of the whole meeting on Monday starting at 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall.

Agenda items include:

  • Presentation by Dr. Jeffrey Alstadt of Randall school regarding their upcoming referenda.
  • Presentation by Accurate Appraisers regarding the 2021 revaluation year.
  • Discussion regarding Air B & B’s in the Village.
  • Discussion regarding outdoor wood burning furnaces.
  • Discussion regarding a fee schedule for Police Department records.
  • Consideration of a motion to approve hiring Buelow Vetter to assist with collective bargaining negotiations.

The full agenda is available here.

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A word from our sponsors: Wilmot Auto Service offers exceptional service, quality products and unparalleled customer satisfaction

Note: Wilmot Auto Service is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH

Wilmot Auto Service, Inc is an independent auto repair shop and has earned the Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition as prescribed by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, (ASE), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of vehicle repair and service by means of voluntary testing and certification for automotive repair and service professionals.

Call 862-6300 for an appointment. Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dwayne & Cindy Garwood are the owners and Dwayne is an ASE Master technician and has been in the automotive repair business for over 25 years. Dwayne’s grandpa Harmon Garwood started Wilmot Auto Service in 1951. They are celebrating 70 years in business. He employs ASE certified and ASE master technicians. Dwayne’s commitment to you has always been to offer the highest quality, honest and friendly auto service.

Wilmot Auto Service offers a variety of services like alignments, brakes, tires, timing belts, check engine lights and state inspections. They can be reached at 262-862-6300. They are located at 11307 Fox River Rd. Wilmot, WI 53192 with the BP gas station in downtown Wilmot. www.wilmotautoservice.com

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Feb. 26, 2021: 14,798 positives

Kenosha County COVID-19 vaccination status /Kenosha County Division of Health

The Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 14,798 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Friday. That’s 11 more than Thursday. There have been 299 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County (adjusted down 1 on Friday). The Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 71,148 negative test results, a positive rate of 8,796/100,000 people and a 2.0 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Friday.

Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting the following total positive COVID-19 test results for Western Kenosha County as of Friday:

  • Bristol — 409 cases (2 more than Thursday)
  • Paddock Lake — 242 cases (1 more than Thursday)
  • Salem Lakes — 985 cases (1 more than Thursday) (Note: Corrected from earlier version — DH)
  • Randall — 216 cases (2 more than Thursday)
  • Twin Lakes — 377 cases (3 more than Thursday)
  • Wheatland — 234 cases (2 more than Thursday)
  • Paris — 92 cases
  • Brighton — 105 cases

All other county cases reported above are from Kenosha, Somers and Pleasant Prairie.

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 daily positives and negatives over time:

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 positives as a percentage of daily tests over time along with a 14-day moving average:

The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Kenosha County’s first case of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 16, 2020.

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 562,807 positive tests and 2,620,297 negative tests with 6,399 deaths statewide as of Friday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there are 54,754 positives as of Friday.

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Units responding for fire in Wilmot

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At about 3:47 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Randall Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a possible fire ilin a building in the 30900 block of 114th Street in Wilmot.

Per dispatch: This is being reported as a possible fire in an electric fireplace. Smoke inside building.

UPDATE 3:54 p.m. — Deputy arriving on scene reports no signs of active fire. Smoke and burning smell present.

UPDATE 3:56 p.m. — Fire command says responding units can continue but slow down. Fire believed to be out.

UPDATE 4:13 p.m. — Randall units released to return to quarters.

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Units responding to Wheatland Center School for medical call

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At 8:37 a.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to Wheatland Center School for a medical call.

Patient is experiencing low blood pressure and has a history of heart condition.

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Kenosha County announces new brand, logo, vision and mission for public health services

The Kenosha County Division of Health is going to be known by a new name.

From a new release from the county:

The Kenosha County Division of Health is rebranding itself as Kenosha County Public Health, debuting a new logo, mission and vision, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today (Thursday).

Freiheit said the name “Kenosha County Public Health” aims to more clearly and succinctly state the purpose of the operation, which provides a wide range of public health services for the community.

“While our formal name was and will continue to be the Kenosha County Division of Health, many know us simply as ‘the Health Department,’ and many others may not even be aware that we exist and we are here to serve them,” Freiheit said. “It’s our hope that by making ourselves known as Kenosha County Public Health, our residents will come to better understand the many ways we are here to help build and sustain a healthy community.”

Along with the new name comes a new logo — an interwoven letter K, representing the multitude of programs, partners and health services that make up Kenosha County Public Health and reflect its mission to inspire the health and wellness of everyone in our diverse community, Freiheit said.

Kenosha County Public Health staff and county administration have also worked together to adopt a new vision statement: “An Equitable, Engaged and Healthy Future.”

The mission statement that accompanies this vision is: “To inspire health and wellness in Kenosha County through service and leadership.”

Freiheit said the upcoming one-year anniversary of the start of the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing effort now to vaccinate the community provide a fitting backdrop for the rebranding.

“Over this past year, for better or worse, public health garnered much more of the public’s attention than usual, and we have been and will continue to be here to help guide the community through the pandemic,” Freiheit said. “At the same time, there are over 60 programs and services that we are continuing to provide — from home visiting nurse programs for new moms, to overdose prevention, to restaurant inspections, and STI clinics.

“We want people to know that Kenosha County Public Health is the place to turn for many services and programs and that we are here for you, the public.”

Kenosha County Public Health worked with 2-Story, a Wisconsin-based advertising, marketing and design firm, to develop the new branding. Changes to signage, letterhead, the Public Health Website and social media will be rolled out in the coming weeks and months.

For more information about the services Kenosha County Public Health provides, please visit https://www.kenoshacounty.org/297/Health-Services, or follow Kenosha County Public Health on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KenoshaCountyPublicHealth.

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Feb. 25, 2021: 14,787 positives

Kenosha County COVID-19 vaccination status /Kenosha County Division of Health

The Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 14,787 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Thurssday. That’s 23 more than Wednesday. There have been 300 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. The Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 71,036 negative test results, a positive rate of 8,789/100,000 people and a 2.0 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Thursday.

Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting the following total positive COVID-19 test results for Western Kenosha County as of Thursday:

  • Bristol — 407 cases
  • Paddock Lake — 241 cases
  • Salem Lakes — 984 cases
  • Randall — 214 cases
  • Twin Lakes — 374 cases
  • Wheatland — 232 cases
  • Paris — 92 cases
  • Brighton — 105 cases

All other county cases reported above are from Kenosha, Somers and Pleasant Prairie.

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 daily positives and negatives over time:

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 positives as a percentage of daily tests over time along with a 14-day moving average:

The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Kenosha County’s first case of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 16, 2020.

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 562,151 positive tests and 2,615,455 negative tests with 6,394 deaths statewide as of Thursday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there are 54,638 positives as of Thursday.

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Deaths Feb. 25, 2021: Dolores D. Randall, Patricia Renee Volbrecht

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral.

The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information:

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Spring election 2021: Video presentation on Central High School District of Westosha referendum

Central High School graphic (click image for larger view)

Voters in the Central High School District of Westosha will be able to vote on a referendum on April 6.

The district is seeking approval to spend up to $39.6 million to fund building improvements. This includes: Safety and security improvements, construction of additions for a cafeteria, gymnasium, locker rooms and classrooms; renovating and facility improvements, including modernizing classrooms and learning spaces, converting the existing cafeteria into an auditorium and the existing locker rooms into a weight room/fitness center; building systems and infrastructure updates; site improvements; and acquisition of furnishing, fixtures and equipment.

Tax impact is estimated to be an additional 59 cents/$1,000 of assessed value over the current tax rate. That would result in an annual cost of $118 to property owners of a $200,000 home in the district.

On Monday, the district hosted a public information meeting on the referendum issue. Here is video of the presentation, lead by district administrator John Gendron, and some questions and answers afterwards:

The district has another public informational meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m., March 11 at the school cafeteria. That meeting also will be available as a live stream (click here at time of meeting to view stream).

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Central High School 2020-21 first semester honor roll

The following students were named to the Central High School honor roll for the first semester 2020-21 school year.

Straights A’s 4.0 GPA

Freshmen — Ryan Anderson, Bryce Backus, Jessica Bailey, Kaelie Billingsley, Carter Boerman, Hannah Boyd, Coren Bracey, Maegan Carver, Grace Cox, Caroline DeGoey, Katherine Denman, Adrienne Dority, Samantha Erber, Margaret Gillmore, Alexander Hannah, Jordan Jozefiak, Blake Lardinois, Devin Laska, Julia MacIntyre, Imagin Melrose, Anastasija Minic, Petar Minic, Viktorija Minic, Vuk Minic, Braedon Moeller, David Narolewski, Emmy Parks, Maxwell Pecha, Evan Pelli, Katherine Polick, Zoey Preve, Chloe Rausch, Rocco Ruffolo, Jacob Schmitz, Samantha Territo, Katelyn Walker, Kylie Walker, Emma Williams, Rachel Wyant, Audrey Zeller.

Sophomores — Seliz Arizmendi, Katelynn Bergmann, Jacob Briggs, Alex Bush, Aleah Daniels, Austin Dawson, Elizabeth Dietz, Vivian Dufek, Clare Fallon, Joshua Felske, Neive Graniel, Ava Jacobi, John Kinzler, Paige Koenecke, Max Lebo, Zoe McNeill, Nathan Nelson, Jessica Ormonde, Nina Pelli, Monica Teumer, Grace Verzal, Taya Witt.

Juniors — William Allen, Joseph Bingen, Aleksandra Bojanic, Austin Dority, Savannah Fisher, Riley Gifford, Gina Grenyo, Alexis Hora, Tristin Jantz, Reese Johnston, Aryna Karnila, Ilsa Lofty, Makayla Millhouse, Amanda Palmen, Evan Rosenick, Tyler Schoolcra, Kaitlyn Sweeney, Bryan Topercer, James Vineyard, Kacper Volbrecht.

Seniors — Jillian Adams, Laura Beinecke, Bojana Bojanic, Joseph Brenner, Evelyn Buono, Paul Capelli, Miguel del Aguila, Alexandra Denman, Noah Dufek, Alena Ekornaas, Amanda Gorsuch, Katelyn Hannah, Aubrianna Henke, Lorenzo Herrera, Tyler Holewinski, Layni Kennell, Grace Krueger, Jenna Leslie, Juliette Lofty, Chase Malanowski, Valarie Meyer, Madilynn Mitacek, Olivia Nahorniak, Sean Noonan, Sydney Nys, Edric Petrick, Mackenzie Ruth, Julisa Sand, Jacob Seward, Coral Shebenik, Abigail Sokoloskis, Ashton Sumwalt, Kelsey Timko, Roman Varty, Jack Weis, Emily Wermeling, Lexie Wisnefski, Caden Wya.

High Honors – 3.4-3.99 GPA

Freshmen — Avery Ambrosius, Annika Anderson, Ella Anderson, Nathan Anderson, Grace Bertz, Reese Beucher, Mason Biehn, Kamryn Blaim, Alexander Boston, Jack Brenton, Jayda Briggs, Lauryn Buesing, Kaylee Buntrock, Jadyn Burke, Avery Burns, Ayden Burns, Logan Bush, Lauren Caya, Leo Chen, Elijah Conejo, Ava Craig, Ayden Crowe, Hayden Danielowicz, Adam David, Joshua Dorobek, Christos Dovas, Ryan Dryer, Elena Espada, Avery Evans, Ethan Fisher, Madison Fontaine, Morgan Frederking, Brenna Gagliano, Lukas Galley, Christopher Garcia, Jacob Garoutte, Shaine Grinde, Emma Hall, Brett Hanke, Abbey Hart, Madelyn Haubrich, Aidan Hawkins, Jaime Hensley, Reese Heseman, Jakob Hiemstra, Hannah Hoe, Zachary Hornberger, Ian Kerkman, Gabriel Killberg, Marley Kinzle, Ava Kirsch, Raygian Koenecke, Brock Koeppel, Ivan Kohlhagen, Lindsey Laitinen, William Larson, Madyson Loberger, Chloe Lois, Marcos Lowe, Andrew Magdovitz, Miya Maki, Emily Maxon, Lila McNeill, Collin Meininger, Ava Miller, Mason Mitacek, William Monday, James Noonan, Ellianna Olson-Exferd, Jordan Oppenneer, Alexis Palmer, Adit Patel, Chet Pelli, Luke Pelli, Grace Persino, Christian Peter, Avriana Pfeiffer, Triana Pham, Ava Philips, Lindsay Piktel, Austin Pohjola, Taylor Racas, Samantha Rausch, Adrienne Reeves, Sienna Reid, Jordan Roscioli, Armando Rovella, Carson Schultz, Joseph Shaffer, Gwendolyn Sheen, Zane Siminak, Samuel Sippy, Tynan Skinner, Madelyn Smith, Jesse Sorensen, Ruslan St. Germain, Brandon Stewart, Paige Sullivan, Owen Sweeney, Rachelle Talbert, Anna Topercer, Joshua Topercer, Logan Tramburg, Damian Uchacz, Daniel Valletta, Travis Verhaalen, Jazzmine Villa Conejo, Jordyn Watts, Hayley Weathersby, Payton Weathersby, Michael Webers, Ryan Weitzel, Brianna Wetter, Adin Whetstone, Hezekiah Whipple, Andrew Wolf, Katherine Zeller.

Sophomores — Cecelia Bradley, John Bremer, Rebecca Bricco, Mackenzie Cain, Rebecca Ceisel, Grace Cetera. Tristan Chevrette, Morgan Chyla, Brayden Coots, Kiley Cummings, Riley Dahms, Emma DeJonge, John Delavan, Max Galton, Joseph Gibbs, Brynlee Gifford, Marcus Gillmore, Reid Glassen, Caleb Gliesmann, Frederick Goetz, Eli Gomez, Gwen Grabot, Brooke Hahn, Grace Hanke, Ethan Hanrahan, Elizabeth Jones, Collin Kadel, Kamaldeep Kaur, Alyssa Klementzos, Elizabeth Krause, Alekssandra Kuvshinikov, Riennea Marquez, Kyle Martinez, Jacob Meredith, Chase Mosback, Karina Munoz, Holly Murphey, Jesse Nau, Abigail Nosalik, Maxwell Nulph, Elle O’Reilly, Arlen Palmen, Nicholas Pelczynski, Gabrielle Quintero, Evan Rasch, Olivia Rasch, Trinity Rausch, Allie Rhoades, Darrah Rice, Aidan Runyan, Reese Rynberg, Jaime Salas, Lillian Schoen, Julia Schwer, Kade Scott, Katey Seidl, Sydney Selburg, Nathaniel Sharre, Coda Shebenik, Nikolas Shortridge, Brooke Shumaker, Avery Sipiora, Marlee Sipiora, Alexander Sippy, Holly Skinner, Katherine Slutsky, Brooke Smith, Adam Switalski, Hargun Toor, Joseph Urban, Cordelia Wallace, Lindsey Wiedmeyer, Brynn Wierzbicki, Ian Witt, Dana Zamago.

Juniors — Nicole Adamski, Chloe Alcalde, Aydin Anderson, Hayley Anderson, Michael Ash, Aiden Banchi, Connor Barribeau, Bradley Bell, Mackenzie Beller, Helena Besler, Evan Beth, Leah Binzel, Madeline Boerman, Mallory Burns, Cody Bykowski, Connor Carlson, Quinn Caya, Delaney Champine, Lauren Chandler, Cayleb Correa, Ashlynn Day, Carlee Diggs, Kalai Dovas, Phineas Doyle-Bruce, Kelsey Duhig, Ashlyn Edquist, Ariana Eiler, Christina Ekkela, Erin Esteb, Lauren Foerster, Jackson Garcia, Veda Gibbs, Mackenzie Gonzalez, Viny Greco, Devin Griffin, Isaac Grosskurth, Travis Harpster, Kira Hauenstein, Caroline Hill, Andrew Jackson, Logan Jozefiak, Keegan Kearby, Kiley Kennedy, Chase Kerkman, Elizabeth Khalil, Kylee Kinsman, Peyton Kirsch, Emma Kirton, James LaBell, Aidan Lance, Lauren Landry, Brooke Lindom, Carly Lois, Hailey Luedtke, Julia Luellen, Anastasia Lukasiewicz, Ethan Mahaffee, Abby Mallace, Benjamin Marecek, Anthony Maxon, Ethan McNutt, Michael Mulhollon, Elaina Murray, Marie Nickolette, Griffin Nosek, Easton Parks, Aryan Patel, Caraline Phillips, Emily Ramirez, Drew Reiter, Kevin Resh, Emma Schepker, Anastasia Sdralis, Travis Senft, Dean Serritella, Cort Shane, Sabrina Shoulders, Derek Sieberth, Drew Stueber, James Talbert, Aubry Taylor, Daniel Tompkins, Colten Tramburg, Catherine Van Kammen, Dakota Veium, Steven Verhaalen, Ava Viirre, Carlie Vorpagel
Benjamin Wade, Madison Walk, Alexandra Wells, Carly Welsch, Peyton Williamson.

Seniors — Hannah Andre, Dominic Arturi, Courtnee Bader, Chloe Barbaro, Phaedra Beckert, Olivia Bergmann, Mathias Biehn, Carolann Bradley, Nolan Bruni, Conner Buono, Sage Carlson, Troy Christensen, Abigail Conrad, Hannah Coots, Nicholas Dawley, Teegan De Hamer, Christopher De Long, Joshua Delavan, Benjamin Durkin, Dylan Eckhart, Matthew Ehr, Emmarie Eppers, Mackenzie Farm, Matthew Felske, Megan Fliess, Sophia Floss, Sean Fookes, Michelle Frahm, Careressa Gaines, Bryan Grinde, Luke Hanke, Samuel Hardesty, Kayla Hartlaub, Dylan Hartnek, Delaney Hawkins, Samuel Hiemstra, Corrin Hill, Shannon Hughes, Jessie Jahneke, Collette Jolly, Amardeep Kaur, Maya Klementzos, Emma Klinesmith, Lucas Koeppel, Andrei Kuvshinikov, Cole Langel, Jordan Lazarski, Benjamin LeFebve, Megan Lejcar, Jena Leopoldt, Madison Lopatka, Anna Mac Intyre, Olivia Madrigrano, Morgin Marks, Daniel Masnik, Brynn McNeill, Edward Menarek, Alyssa Meyer, Stephanie Mickelson, Antonina Miller, Matthew Moreno, Riese Mosback, Heddon Nelsen, Aaliyah Novitovic, Madeline Nulph, Victoria Platz, Francisco Quinones, Isabelle Quintero, Carson Richter, Valentina Rovella, Fiona Schmeelk, Chantelle Schoolcra, Grayson Scudder, Bryce Sekey, Madison Sheen, Maggie Skinner, Madeline Slutsky, Liliana Sobczak, Makala Sorensen, Anna Thompson, Sara Tyszkowska, Shawna Vermilyer, Carly Vogelsang, Jalyn Warren, Cody Weathersby, Olivia Webers, Kailei West, Arianna Wilburn, Ava Wolco, Alexandra Wolf, Elizabeth Zell, Hannah Zimmermann.

Honors – 3.0-3.39 GPA

Freshmen — Christian Andonoski, Ronan Bacle, Gabriel Bayles, Darla Bonnes, Tyler Bowman, Hailey Bridges, Parker Bronson, Chloe Brown, Connor Brown, Waylon Brusky, Quentin Burns, Stephen Ceisel, Seth Clark, Talia DeBartelo, Genna DeLap, Reinhardt DeWitt, Danielle Dreher, Christine Duck, Keaton Enright, Isabella Frederick, Jack Griffey, Leeanna Hauch, Cameron Isaacson, Madison Keeter, Matthew Keeter, Owen Keller, Kyleigh Kevek, Comfort Lawrence, Krisala Mack, Tristan Martinez, Shaylee McCann, Robert Meyers, Delainey Moeller, Jaden Ouwerkerk, Natalie Patyk, Espen Pieroni, Seth Piwowarczyk, Seth Scheele, Kayla Sobczak, Ethan Strenger, Elijah Sumwalt, Theodore Sweet, MacKenzie Thomas, Gurkarn Toor, Alannah Upchurch, Ava Weis, Shannon Wiebers, Mason Wierzbicki, Cody Zwiebel.

Sophomores — Addison Alfaro, Lindsay Anderson, Nicholas Argersinger, Caleb Barnes, Janae Bayles, Seth Brankey, Karis Bridleman, Dylan Bruni, Nicholas Bundza, Hailey Caldwell, Manuel Clark, Isabella Cook, Emma Crocher, Logan DePerte, Marayah Drakes, Izabella Duryee, Andrew Eckhart, Madeline Ellingson, Gabriell Eppers, Sydney Farm, Bennett Gatto, Carson Hacker, Elijah Hall, Jenna Harris, Payton Harrison, Jonathan Hernandez-Aguilar, Liam Horrom, Joseph Kavalauskas, Anthony Krause, Nora Lawson, Taylor Lopatka, Quinn Mickelson, Cody Miller, Addison Morehouse, Emma Moreno, Andrew Muhlenbeck, Greg Onan, Lucas Perri, Emma Ramis, Jacob Rasor, Michael Rasor, Reed Schackmuth, Annastasia Scheele, Lucas Sternberg, Connor Wade.

Juniors — Allyson Adams, Cameron Anderson, Isabella Avila, Zachary Bailey, Hunter Blaim, Alexander Bongratz, Jessica Boyd, Emma Brandt, Emma Brewer, Benjamin Bruzas, Alexander Bryngelson, Caleb Castillo, Emma Close, Ellie Daniels, Savannah Derse, Nicholas Duke, Kyle Ferris, Collin Fort, Spencer George, Jacob Hanke, Evie Hinze, Lilly Hudon, Cameron Humphrey, Zachary Kazumura, Keegan Kinzle, Trinity Koltanowski, Devon Kramer, Priya Kurszewski, Troy Lehmann, Ruby Loecher, Jacob Lois, Bao Lu, Samuel Monday, McKenna Pielhau, Logan Piktel, Vivian Pisani, Zachary Preve, Margaret Rand, William Rasmussen, Wyatt Rehberg, Ellie Reynolds, Jake Roberts, Jack Rose, Riley Spencer, Rebecca Springer, Lauren Tabar, Tyler Tennis, Niko Therman, Gurkash Toor, Kyleigh Vargas, Mitchell Vineyard, Alyssa Weber, Vincenzo Weidner, Samantha Wenberg, Addison West, Damien Wojtowicz, Autumn Wright, Cooper Wyatt, Tyler Yee, Abigail Yule.

Seniors — Mariyah Avilez, Abigail Balazs, Kendall Bloomfield, Jacob Bur, Jolina Clark, Alexis Delle-Grazie, Evan Duncan, Thomas Francis, Kylie Gapko, Faith Grams, Joshua Greenwood, Jasmin Guiterrez, Colin Hall, Stephen Harscher, Nicholas Hasse, Melissa Hernandez-Aguilar, Donald Hoyle, Benjamin Hutson, Ryan Jackson, Allyson Knox, Ruben Marquez, Kyle Mitchell, Tyler Moats, Saralynn Parker, Alexis Puidokas, Devin Richards, Kelsi Santos, Madison Scharfhausen-Thomey, Benjamin Shane, Noelle Sheen, Ian Slade, Olivia Sperling, Jonathan Steinbach, Abigayle Stichauf, Ryan Ultsch, Carlie Winslow.

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Agenda: Randall Town Board/Plan Commission regular meeting Feb. 24, 2021

The Randall Town Board and Plan Commission are scheduled to hold a joint meeting on Thursday starting at 7 p.m.

Thus meeting will be conducted virtually via Zoom. Meeting ID: 843 5437 9792 Passcode: 232080 Join the meeting by clicking here at meeting time.

Among the Town Board agenda items are:

  • Information on the April 6 Randall Consolidated School Non-Recurring Operational Referendum.
  • Signage needs at Randall Parks and boat launches.
  • Ordinance Chapter 25 forfeiture schedule draft.
  • Screening of outdoor business use in the M1 zoning district.

Plan Commission agenda items are:

  • Robert J. Piper, 7603 Shorewood Dr., Salem, WI 53168 (Owner), requesting a rezoning from B-2 Community Business Dist. to R-2 Suburban Single-Family Residential Dist. on Tax Parcel #60-4-119-232-0150, located in the northwest ¼ of Section 23, T1N, R19E, Town of Randall.

The full agenda is available here.

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Feb. 24, 2021: 14,764 positives

Kenosha County COVID-19 vaccination status /Kenosha County Division of Health

The Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 14,764 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Wednesday. That’s 16 more than Tuesday. There have been 301 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County, 1 more than Tuesday. The Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 70,621 negative test results, a positive rate of 8,776/100,000 people and a 2.0 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Wednesday.

Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting the following total positive COVID-19 test results for Western Kenosha County as of Wednesday:

  • Bristol — 407 cases
  • Paddock Lake — 241 cases
  • Salem Lakes — 984 cases (3 more than Tuesday)
  • Randall — 214 cases
  • Twin Lakes — 374 cases (1 more than Tuesday)
  • Wheatland — 232 cases
  • Paris — 92 cases
  • Brighton — 105 cases

All other county cases reported above are from Kenosha, Somers and Pleasant Prairie.

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 daily positives and negatives over time:

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 positives as a percentage of daily tests over time along with a 14-day moving average:

The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Kenosha County’s first case of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 16, 2020.

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 561,311 positive tests and 2,603,118 negative tests with 6,342 deaths statewide as of Wednesday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there are 54,512 positives as of Wednesday.

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Deaths Feb. 24, 2021: Ronald Vos, Alan Charles Kautz

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral.

The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information:

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A word from our sponsors: 2021 St. Alphonsus Parish Lenten fish boil is March 19

St. Alphonsus Parish will once again host its famous Lenten fish boil. The Lenten fish boil will take place on Friday, March 19, 2021 from 4:30 to 7:00pm at St.Alphonsus Parish Center, 6211 344th Ave., New Munster.

This year’s fish boil is offered via curbside pickup only. It features boiled fish, potatoes, onions, carrots, coleslaw, bread, and dessert.

Ticket prices are $15.

For more information call St. Alphonsus Parish at 262-537-4370.

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Kenosha Lions Foundation will continue Grants Award Program in 2021 to Kenosha County service organizations

The Kenosha Lions Foundation has announced that they will continue their
Grants Award Program in 2021 to Kenosha County service organizations.

This will mark the 36th consecutive year that Lions Clubs of Kenosha
county have made these grants available to the Kenosha community.

Non-profit groups may request an application for funding and guidelines by
writing to the: Kenosha Lions Foundation P.O. Box 654 Kenosha, WI
53141 or sending an email to cathyapellegrino@gmail.com Only written requests from Kenosha County organizations will be accepted
and must be received by the Foundation on or before March 15, 2021. Priority will be given to organizations with projects that assist those with
hearing and visual disabilities.

All of these awards are in addition to the many other programs the Lions
Clubs conduct each year for the less fortunate of Kenosha County. These clubs are part of Lions International, the largest service organization
in the world. They are serving in over 205 countries and geographic areas
with over 1,300,000 members in over 45,000 clubs.

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Feb. 23, 2021: 14,748 positives

Kenosha County COVID-19 vaccination status /Kenosha County Division of Health

The Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 14,748 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Tuesday. That’s 21 more than Monday. There have been 300 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County, 1 more than Monday. The Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 70,518 negative test results, a positive rate of 8,766/100,000 people and a 2.0 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Tuesday.

Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting the following total positive COVID-19 test results for Western Kenosha County as of Monday:

  • Bristol — 407 cases (3 more than Monday)
  • Paddock Lake — 241 cases (2 more than Monday)
  • Salem Lakes — 981 cases (5 more than Monday)
  • Randall — 214 cases (2 more than Monday)
  • Twin Lakes — 373 cases (4 more than Monday)
  • Wheatland — 232 cases
  • Paris — 92 cases
  • Brighton — 105 cases

All other county cases reported above are from Kenosha, Somers and Pleasant Prairie.

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 daily positives and negatives over time:

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 positives as a percentage of daily tests over time along with a 14-day moving average:

The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Kenosha County’s first case of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 16, 2020.

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 560,564 positive tests and 2,598,601 negative tests with 6,317 deaths statewide as of Tuesday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there are 54,349 positives as of Tuesday.

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Agenda: Wheatland J1 School District (Wheatland Center School) regular meeting

The Wheatland J1 School District (Wheatland Center School) board is scheduled to hold a regular meeting Wednesday, starting at 7 p.m.

Among the agenda items are:

  • Proactive Programming Options & Instructional Lessons Learned
  • Intergovernmental Agreement for Operation of the Westosha Athletic Conference
  • Update on Fire Related Insurance Claim

The full agenda is available here.

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Deaths Feb. 23, 2021: Clayton John Krahn, Ralph Spencer Buxton Sr., Chester M. Swiderski, Toni M. Gasparino

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral.

The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information:

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Units responding for gas leak at Salem School

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Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Salem School officials are dealing with a report of a gas leak at the school building at about 11 a.m., Kenosha County Scanner Facebook page is reporting.

School buses being brought to the school to evacuate building.

UPDATE 11:46 a.m. — Salem Lakes command reports to dispatch students being held in buses, will not be sent home at this time. Utility company and fire department believe leak can be secured.

UPDATE 12:08 p.m. — Salem Lakes command reports leak is secured, meter reading is zero. Building has been ventilated. Plan is to begin letting students back into the building soon.

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Feb. 22, 2021: 14,727 positives

Kenosha County COVID-19 vaccination status /Kenosha County Division of Health

The Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 14,727 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Monday. That’s 23 more than Friday. There have been 299 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County, 1 more than Friday. The Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 70,442 negative test results, a positive rate of 8,754/100,000 people and a 2.0 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Monday.

Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting the following total positive COVID-19 test results for Western Kenosha County as of Monday:

  • Bristol — 404 cases
  • Paddock Lake — 239 cases
  • Salem Lakes — 976 cases
  • Randall — 212 cases
  • Twin Lakes — 369 cases
  • Wheatland — 232 cases
  • Paris — 92 cases
  • Brighton — 105 cases

All other county cases reported above are from Kenosha, Somers and Pleasant Prairie.

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 daily positives and negatives over time:

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 positives as a percentage of daily tests over time along with a 14-day moving average:

The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Kenosha County’s first case of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 16, 2020.

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 559,998 positive tests and 2,595,614 negative tests with 6,284 deaths statewide as of Monday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there are 54,264 positives as of Monday.

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Agenda: Salem School District board regular meeting Feb. 23, 2021

The Salem School District board is scheduled to hold a regular meeting Tuesday, starting at 7 p.m. The board will meet in the Intermediate Library. Public access to allow for social distancing will be held in the Large Group Instruction Room. A livestream will be viewable at the time of the meeting at: https://www.salem.k12.wi.us/multimedia

Among the agenda items are:

  • Outside Group Access to Salem School Facilities
  • Central High School Referendum Presentation – John Gendron
  • 2019-2020 School District Audit
  • 2021-2022 Budget Planning

The full agenda is available here.

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Agenda: Paris Town Board regular meeting Feb. 23, 2021

The Paris Town Board is scheduled to hold a regular meeting Tuesday, starting at 7 p.m., at Town Hall.

Among the agenda items are:

  • Discussion on another Town wide shred day.
  • Paris Solar project update
  • Report – annual meeting of Multi-Jurisdictional Advisory Committee for Smart Growth
  • 4-H Community garden project update
  • Internet project update
  • Resolution addressing the impact and potential solutions to revenue caps on utility tax payments to the Town.

The full agenda is available here.

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A word from our sponsors: On-site registration for Lakeland Little League baseball/softball at Westosha Sports Complex Feb. 24

Note: This is a paid announcement from Westosha Sports Complex — DH

On-site registration for Lakeland Little League baseball/softball will be conducted at Westosha Sports Complex on Feb. 24, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Westosha Sports Complex is located at 1215 N Pryor St, Silver Lake.

Lakeland softball divisions are

  • 14U for ages 12 to 14.
  • 12U for ages 10 to 12.
  • 10U for ages 8 to 10.

Lakeland baseball divisions are:

  • Instructional Division for ages 4 to 6.
  • AA Minors Divsion for ages 6 to 8.
  • AAA Minors (Classic Eight) for ages 8 to 10.
  • The Show for ages 10 to 13.

More information about Lakeland Little League available here.

Westosha Sports Complex is a Professional Training Facility where players up their game, Practice their swings, and just have fun. Westosha Sports Complex has the latest cutting edge Virtual Golf simulators for the golf enthusiast, and 7 Batting tunnels where the traditional batting cage is merged with a video game simulator that lets you hit in the most famous fields in America.

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Snow report Feb. 21, 2021: 1.5 inches

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At 8:50 p.m., we measured 1.5 inches of snow accumulation at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake since snow started falling around 4:50 p.m.

The National Weather Service says snow could continue to fall until about midnight.

For snow removal purposes, this may not be deep snow but it is wet and heavy.

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Latest snow forecast; warm-up on the way

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Snow is falling in Paddock Lake at about 4:50 p.m., Sunday.

The forecast from the National Weather Service for how much to expect is about what it has been for the last few days — maybe 2 inches.

Wet, slushy snow is expected to continue until about 10 p.m., Sunday.

After the snow, a bit of a warm-up is in the offing.

The latest, local NWS forecast is calling for high temperatures in the 30s and lows in the 20s through next Sunday. It’s like a heat wave …

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Agenda: Wheatland Town Board regular meeting Feb. 22, 2021

The Wheatland Town Board is scheduled to hold a regular meeting on Monday, starting at 6 p.m.

This meeting is virtual. The meeting will be accessible for public monitoring by clicking here at the time of the meeting. Citizens wishing to make a public comment may submit such comment in writing to smsiegler@townwheatland.com no later than 4 p.m. the day of the meeting. Comments will be provided to town board members and made a part of the
meeting.

  • Among the agenda items are: Black Bull Fireworks, including Temporary Use Permit (Kenosha County issued) to sell novelty fireworks at 33703 59th St. from June 16 to July 4, 2021. Hours: June 16 to July 4, 8 am-9 pm; Fireworks Permit – (Wheatland issued) for June 16 – July 4, 2021 with the same operation as listed in (a) and per town ordinance; and Sell fireworks possessor permit under same conditions as 2020.

The full agenda is available here.

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Agenda: Bristol Village Board regular meeting Feb. 22, 2021

The Bristol Village Board is scheduled to hold a regular meeting Monday at Village Hall starting at 7 p.m.

Among the agenda items are:

  • Bids for fencing at Hansen Park.
  • Consider for approval the change order for Visu-Sewer for the UD1 sewer main repair.

The full agenda is available here.

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