Agenda: Twin Lakes #4 School District (Lakewood School) Board meeting Sept. 14, 2020

The Twin Lakes #4 School District Board (Lakewood School) is scheduled to hold a regular board meeting starting at 6 p.m., Monday, at the school gymnasium.

Among the agenda items are:

  • Discuss and possible approval of school reopening plan updates.

The full agenda is available here.

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Agenda: Randall School annual meeting Sept. 14, 2020

The Randall School District is scheduled to hold its 2020 annual meeting starting at 6 p.m., Monday at the school.

Among the agenda items are:

  • Motion for Resolution to levy tax against all taxable property within the district in the sum of $6,047,193 necessary to operate and maintain the district school system and to finance the capital outlay of the said system on the basis of the recommended budget for the 2020-2021 school year.

The full agenda is available here.

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Agenda: Wheatland Town Board meeting Sept 14, 2020

The Wheatland Town Board is scheduled to hold a regular meeting starting at 6 p.m., Monday at Town Hall in New Munster.

Among the agenda items are:

  • Discuss amending Chapter 27 ATV travel on town streets to include streets in Oakwood Shores Subdivision.
  • Discussion on whether to allow golf carts on certain town roads.
  • Consideration and possible action on animal permit fee revision.
  • Consideration and possible action on revised Twin Lakes Rescue Squad contract.

The full agenda is available here.

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Units responding for burning in Lake Shangri-la

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At about 7:29 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a burning in the 22200 block of 121st Street in Lake Shangri-la.

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Agenda: Bristol Village Board regular meeting Sept. 14, 2020

The Bristol Village Board is scheduled to hold its regular semi-monthly meeting on Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Bristol Village Hall 19801 83rd St., Bristol.

Agenda items include:

  • Consider for approval the hiring of five Paid on Call members to the Fire Department.
  • Consider for approval the Memorandum of Understanding with Kenosha County regarding bicycle signage and maintenance. (Tabled from 6/22/2020)
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Agenda: Salem Lakes Village Board regular meeting Sept. 14, 2020

The Salem Lakes Village Board is scheduled to hold a regular meeting starting at 7 p.m., Monday.

Village Board Meetings will be conducted via Zoom for Board of Trustees and Village Staff. The meeting will be streamed live on YouTube for your viewing. Here is the village’s YouTube channel link. If you have any questions, please call the Clerk’s Office at 262-843-2313.

Agenda items include:

  • Presentation, update and discussion on the Waste Water Treatment Plant Regionalization Improvements Project, by Travis Anderson from Strand Associates.
  • Discussion and possible action on the July 2020 Raze Order issued for the property located at 12020 254th Ave., Trevor.
  • Capt. Hallisy with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department will report to the Board a recap of the Department’s August civil unrest involvement.
  • Discussion and possible action on the Comprehensive Bike Plan for Kenosha County 2025.
  • Discussion and possible action on the 2021 Purchase of Service Funding requests from the Sharing Center for $12,000 and from Westosha Senior
    Community Center for $5,340.
  • Discussion and possible action on Payment Request No. 16 C.D. Smith Construction Inc., in the amount of $451,932.07 for WWTP Regionalization Improvements
  • Discussion and possible action on Payment Request No. 3 by Payne & Dolan, Inc., in the amount of $362,641.92, for the 2020 Sanitary Sewer and Street Rehabilitation Program.

The full agenda is available here.

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A word from our sponsors: Sept. 13, 2020 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):

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Deaths Sept. 12, 2020: Joseph Edward Couch

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 ours sponsors: Enter Twin Lakes Chamber Harvest Fest Scarecrow Contest

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Note: This is a paid announcement from the Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association — DH

All businesses, residents and organizations are welcome to enter the Scarecrow Contest that is part of the Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association 2020 Harvest Fest community event.

Create a scarecrow between 4’ & 5’ tall from 1” x 2” s, PVC or broomsticks. MUST BE ABLE TO STAND ALONE, WITH SECURELY ATTACHED PARTS &
WATERPROOF MATERIALS!

Please, do not use anything valuable or things you would like returned! Be creative, but keep it family friendly.

Bring Scarecrows to the Chamber office by Thurs. Sept 24th noon-6 p.m.

Scarecrows will be judged by the public during the Harvest Fest Event.
Scarecrows will be placed around town the following week until Halloween for all to enjoy. Feel free to put yours in front of your business.

Scarecrows will have signs acknowledging the owner with a number for judging. Remove your Scarecrow the day after Halloween. The Chamber is
not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged Scarecrows.

ENTRY FEE: $10.
Application available here.

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Dryer, warmer weather around the corner

If you have just about given up on seeing the sun or a day without rain, hold on, there’s hope.

The latest, local National Weather Service forecast calls for the rain to end Saturday night and the sun to start peeking out Sunday. It’s going to get a little warmer too, with a high temperature of 79 possible Wednesday, before a bit of another cool down after that.

We had a VERY brief glimpse of the sun earlier here at the office. We are expecting it to have a little more staying…

Posted by US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin on Saturday, September 12, 2020

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A word from our sponsors: Sept. 12, 2020 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):

21715 31st St, Bristol

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Retired Kenosha FD battalion chief displays 9-11 memorial in Bristol

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Retired Kenosha Fire Department Battalion Chief  Richard “Bo” Bosanko.    Bosanko again displayed a 9-11 memorial in his Bristol yard this year.

Said Bosanko: “I was on duty at the fire station on 9-11-2001 when the planes hit the towers.  We watched the horror unfolding on television like the rest of the country.  It was the saddest day of my career in the Fire Service. It still hurts. It is vital that our country never forget the brave sacrifices made by many Americans that fateful day.”

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Sept. 11, 2020: 3,110 positives

Note: Our interactive charts are back. Hover over a data point to see details. Click on “A Flourish Chart” to see a larger version. — DH

Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 3,110 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Friday. That’s 19 more than Thursday. There have been 64 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County . The Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 34,581 negative test results, a positive rate of 1,844/100,000 people and a 2.1 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 Wednesday (new numbers were not available Thursday):

  • Bristol — 56 cases (2 more than Thursday)
  • Paddock Lake — 44 cases
  • Salem Lakes — 144 cases (3 more than Thursday)
  • Randall — 34 cases (1 more than Thursday)
  • Twin Lakes — 59 cases (3 more than Thursday)
  • Wheatland — 43 cases
  • Paris — 17 cases
  • Brighton — 12 cases (4 more than Thursday)

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:

Wisconsin DHS has begun reporting new county level data updated weekly: Burden (case rate), trajectory (percent case change), trend and activity level for the last two weeks. Here is Kenosha County’s data as of Sept. 9:

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

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 86,250 positive tests and 1,245,034 negative tests with 1,193 deaths statewide as of Friday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there are 15,592 positives as of Friday, the Lake County Health Department reports.

Note: We had been posting Kenosha County recovery data as presented by the county. That data has not been updated since Aug. 12, We will resume publishing this data if it is updated again. — DH

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Units responding for crash in Slades Corners

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At about 4:05 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding for a report of a crash in the 32500 block of Highway 50 near Slades Corners.

Per dispatch: Deputies already on the scene of crash in the eastbound lanes. One lane blocked.

UPDATE 4:17 p.m. — Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue responding with an ambulance as mutual aid.

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Units responding for gas line break in Lake Shangri-la

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At about 4:01 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a gas line break in the 12000 block of 223rd Avenue in Lake Shangri-la.

Per dispatch: Caller reports a contractor told her they struck a gas line.

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A word from our sponsors: H&R Block in Paddock Lake is here for you and offers reliable services in unreliable times

Note: This is a paid announcement from H&R Block Paddock Lake. — DH

H&R Block Paddock Lake location has been in The Village Plaza located at the NE corners of Hwy 83 and Hwy 50 in Paddock Lake for over 18 years serving clients and their tax as well as their business service’s needs.

Dawn Grode is the owner and is an Enrolled Agent besides having 25 years of experience under her belt as a Tax Professional. Enrolled Agent (or EA) is a tax advisor who is a federally authorized tax practitioner empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. EA’s represent taxpayers before the
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for tax issues including audits, collections and appeals. Our office also has 4 additional Tax Professionals, all having varying levels of expertise ready to serve our clients.

No matter where you are Dawn and her group of talented Tax Professionals are here and available to serve as the office is open year-round. In addition to business services offered and tax preparation, our offices have notary services to serve your needs. Our Tax Professionals and our Customer Service Professionals are locals who know the area and many of the tax situations that are unique to our area such as small businesses, farming and rental properties.

Our Tax Professionals go through rigorous training every year and are required to have updated training as well as complete 20+ hours of continuing education and tax updates before the IRS even allows them
to prepare taxes. Rest assured, we are on top of things with our knowledge and comprehension of everything taxes, so you get your return prepared professionally and correctly when you have them prepared by one of our Tax Professionals.

During the tax season from January through April our offices have extended hours for your convenience. The rest of the year from May through December our offices are still open full-time regular hours from
9-5. Remember if you haven’t filed your taxes for 2019 yet there is still time to get them completed by the extension deadline of October 15th . We are here for you. We are ready to serve you. Call us today at 262-843-3557.

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Local fire department responding for mutual aid to Pleasant Prairie

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At about 8:42 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding to a request for mutual aid from Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue for a crash at Highways H and 165.

Per dispatch: Bristol requested to respond with an ambulance.

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Sept. 10, 2020: 3,091 positives

Note: Our interactive charts are back. Hover over a data point to see details. Click on “A Flourish Chart” to see a larger version. — DH

Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 3,091 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Thursday. That’s 14 more than Wedensday. There have been 64 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County . The Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 34,277 negative test results, a positive rate of 1,837/100,000 people and a 2.1 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 Wednesday (new numbers were not available Thursday):

  • Bristol — 54 cases
  • Paddock Lake — 44 cases
  • Salem Lakes — 141 cases
  • Randall — 33 cases
  • Twin Lakes — 56 cases
  • Wheatland — 44 cases
  • Paris — 17 cases
  • Brighton — 8 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:

Wisconsin DHS has begun reporting new county level data updated weekly: Burden (case rate), trajectory (percent case change), trend and activity level for the last two weeks. Here is Kenosha County’s data as of Sept. 9:

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

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 84,881 positive tests and 1,245,448 negative tests with 1,193 deaths statewide as of Thursday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there are 15,486 positives as of Thursday, the Lake County Health Department reports.

Note: We had been posting Kenosha County recovery data as presented by the county. That data has not been updated since Aug. 12, We will resume publishing this data if it is updated again. — DH

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Deaths Sept. 10, 2020: William “Critter” Schultz, Richard W. Sikac

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: 12-week 9-Hole Tuesday/Wednesday Golf League is back at Westosha Sports Complex

Note: The following is a paid announcement from Westosha Sports Complex. — DH

Westosha Sports Complex’s 12-week, 9-Hole Tuesday/Wednesday Golf League is back! Starts week of 10/15/20, see schedule located at the bottom.

$20 per player per week, 3 installment payments of $80. First is required date of signing up, second due 10/15/20, third is due 12/3/20
First 8 players to sign up get choice of 5:00 or 7:00 tee time.

Handicap is established after playing 45 holes. Once established, we will apply handicap to the previous weeks. If a player already has an E6 handicap net scores will be tallied effective week one.

A different 9 will be played each week. Tee boxes set at “blue” tees
Putting will be set up as a gimmie within 8 feet. Putting can be done from any spot within the simulator. If you are not on the green you must putt from a point even with the tee. When in the sand you must use the #5 blue tee.

Total net score for entire league will decide winner of the league. Any missed weeks must be made up no later than 7 days before the final day of league play, and can only be made up during the week, NO WEEKENDS. If missing weeks are not made up you forfeit and cannot win any prize money
$5 per week per player will go towards prize pool 1st (40%), 2nd (30%), 3rd (20%), and last place (10%) will be awarded prize money.

Dates of play: 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 1/5, 1/12, 1/19

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Units responding for crash in Paddock Lake

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At about 5:30 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a crash in the 7500 block of Highway 83 in Paddock Lake.

Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. Injuries being reported.

UPDATE 5:36 p.m. — Second ambulance dispatched.

UPDATE 5:38 p.m. — Incident command holds second ambulance in quarters.

UPDATE 5:48 p.m. — Tow trucks responding for vehicles.

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Sept. 9, 2020: 3,077 positives

Note: Our interactive charts are back. Hover over a data point to see details. Click on “A Flourish Chart” to see a larger version. — DH

Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 3,077 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Wednesday. That’s 12 more than Tuesday. There have been 64 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County . The Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 34,203 negative test results, a positive rate of 1,827/100,000 people and a 2.1 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 — 54 cases
  • Paddock Lake — 44 cases
  • Salem Lakes — 141 cases
  • Randall — 33 cases
  • Twin Lakes — 56 cases
  • Wheatland — 44 cases
  • Paris — 17 cases
  • Brighton — 8 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:

Wisconsin DHS has begun reporting new county level data updated weekly: Burden (case rate), trajectory (percent case change), trend and activity level for the last two weeks. Here is Kenosha County’s data as of Sept. 9:

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

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 83,334 positive tests and 1,238,173 negative tests with 1,183 deaths statewide as of Wednesday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there are 15,407 positives as of Wednesday, the Lake County Health Department reports.

Note: We had been posting Kenosha County recovery data as presented by the county. That data has not been updated since Aug. 12, We will resume publishing this data if it is updated again. — DH

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Deaths Sept. 9, 2020: David W. Maynard

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 ours sponsors: Western Kenosha County Assisted Living seeking countywide recognition

Note: This is a paid announcement from Archwood Senior Living. — DH

Archwood Senior Living is in the running for the best of Kenosha County award in the assisted living category. Archwood is the only one of it’s kind representing Western Kenosha County. All others in the category are East of the I. Archwood has launched a campaign involving residents and staff in an attempt to be named “The Best of Kenosha County.”

If you would like to support Archwood you can vote for them at this link.

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Units responding for fire on I-94

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At about 4:27 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a fire on I-94.

Per dispatch: This is for a vehicle on fire in the southbound lanes near Highway 50

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Sept. 8, 2020: 3,065 positives

Note: Our interactive charts are back. Hover over a data point to see details. Click on “A Flourish Chart” to see a larger version. — DH

Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 3,065 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Tuesday. That’s 9 more than Monday. There have been 64 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County (adjusted down one from Monday). The Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 34,168 negative test results, a positive rate of 1,821/100,000 people and a 2.1 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 Tuesday:

  • Bristol — 52 cases
  • Paddock Lake — 43 cases
  • Salem Lakes — 132 cases
  • Randall — 32 cases
  • Twin Lakes — 54 cases
  • Wheatland — 40 cases
  • Paris — 13 cases
  • Brighton — 6 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:

Wisconsin DHS has begun reporting new county level data updated weekly: Burden (case rate), trajectory (percent case change), trend and activity level for the last two weeks. Here is Kenosha County’s data as of Sept. 2:

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

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 82,477 positive tests and 1,230,159 negative tests with 1,168 deaths statewide as of Tuesday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there are 15,354 positives as of Tuesday, the Lake County Health Department reports.

Note: We had been posting Kenosha County recovery data as presented by the county. That data has not been updated since Aug. 12, We will resume publishing this data if it is updated again. — DH

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Units responding for alarm in Trevor

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At about 1:45 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriffs deputies are responding to an alarm in the 12400 block of Antioch Road in Trevor.

Per dispatch: This is a smoke alarm in an apartment building.

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Units responding for fire in Lake George

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At about 8:43 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue units are responding to a fire in the 10300 block of 195th Avenue in Bristol.

UPDATE about 8:55 a.m. — Bristol command activates a MABAS box alarm. Due to respond are:

  • Paris Fire Department, Kenosha Fire Department and Twin Lakes Fire Department with engines.
  • Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Randall Fire Department with tenders.
  • Fox Lake Fire Department with a squad.
  • Somers Fire and Rescue with an ambulance.
  • Kenosha, Paris, Somers and Newport Fire Department with chiefs.
  • Kansasville Fire Department and Union Grove Fire Department for change of quarters (station coverage).

UPDATE about 9:42 a.m. — Bristol command requests response from Kenosha County Fire Investigation Task Force.

UPDATE 9:53 a.m. — Bristol command strikes box alarm.

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UPDATE — According to Chief John Niederer (via Earlene Frederick):

The call came for a structure fire, called in by the neighbor. The home wasn’t occupied. Upon arrival, they had heavy smoke showing. They asked for a MABAS Box, because water had to be brought by tender. (no hydrants) The structure sustained significant damage, but the firefighters made a good stop to prevent it from being worse. The house is an older one, built in 1938, according to Kenosha county records.

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Sept. 7, 2020: 3,056 positives

Note: Our interactive charts are back. Hover over a data point to see details. Click on “A Flourish Chart” to see a larger version. — DH

Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 3,056 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Monday. That’s 27 more than Friday. There have been 65 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. The Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 33,972 negative test results, a positive rate of 1,816/100,000 people and a 2.1 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 Friday:

  • Bristol — 53 cases (one more than Wednesday)
  • Paddock Lake — 43 cases
  • Salem Lakes — 135 cases (2 more than Thursday)
  • Randall — 32 cases
  • Twin Lakes — 56 cases (2 more than Thursday)
  • Wheatland — 42 cases
  • Paris — 15 cases
  • Brighton — 7 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:

Wisconsin DHS has begun reporting new county level data updated weekly: Burden (case rate), trajectory (percent case change), trend and activity level for the last two weeks. Here is Kenosha County’s data as of Sept. 2:

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

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 81,760 positive tests and 1,226,793 negative tests with 1,168 deaths statewide as of Monday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there are 15,012 positives as of Friday, the Lake County Health Department reports.

Note: We had been posting Kenosha County recovery data as presented by the county. That data has not been updated since Aug. 12, We will resume publishing this data if it is updated again. — DH

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Kenosha County Courthouse to reopen Tuesday

From the Clerk of Courts Office:

The Kenosha County Courthouse will reopen to the public on Tuesday,
Sept. 8, Kenosha County Clerk of Courts Rebecca Matoska-Mentink announced (Friday).

Court operations will resume in the same manner as before the recent unrest that caused the closure of the Courthouse on Aug. 24, Matoska-Mentink said. A temporary drop box at the Kenosha County Job Center for paper court filings will no longer be available after Friday, Sept. 4.

While Kenosha County’s Civic Center government campus will remain fenced in at the start of (this week), visitors to the Courthouse will be able to enter during business hours via a gate in front of the main entrance on 56th Street. Other county buildings on the campus will remain closed to the public until further notice, with services remaining available online or by phone.

COVID-19-minded health and safety protocols will remain in place within the Courthouse, including the use of only certain courtrooms to ensure social distancing during trials. Courtrooms and other areas will continue to be thoroughly cleaned each evening after courts recess.

While jury trials are being conducted in person, many court hearings will continue to be held via phone and video conference until further notice.

Chief Judge Jason Rossell credited Kenosha County and State of Wisconsin courts staff for their hard work in adjusting to the recent events.

“Thank you to Courthouse and information technology staff and Court Operations in Madison for working so quickly and effectively to get the courts running during this disruption,” Rossell said.

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