Units responding for alarm in Brighton

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At about 8:37 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to an alarm in the 25400 block of 60th Street in Brighton.

Per dispatch: This is for an activated fire alarm.

UPDATE 8:40 p.m. — Dispatch reports to responding units that resident reports alarm was triggered by cooking. No fire. One unit will continue to confirm.

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Deaths Sept. 13, 2021: Dennis Roger Dohse, Dennis Gerou

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 alarm in Trevor

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At about 7:38 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding for an alarm in the 10400 block of 256th Avenue in Trevor.

Per dispatch: This is a carbon monoxide alarm.

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2021 Old Settlers Oktoberfest coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The 10th annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest took place Saturday at Old Settlers Park. After a hiatus last year, this year resumed with a warm day and a good crowd. Money raised from the event goes toward a permanent band shell.

The beer crew were busy serving all day long.
Over 100 cars participated in the car show.
Chewbacca, 4 years old, won the Dachshund Dash. He’s owned by Steven and Jaclyn Pacheco of Genoa City.
Second place went to Jax, with his owner Jeff Goller from Oak Creek.
The dogs participate in preliminary heats, in this case there were three. The winners of each faced off for the championship.
The heats don’t always go smoothly.
Chewie winning his heat.
D’Oberlanders Dance Crew
Lona Massong won the stein hoisting for the fifth time.
Terry Schackmuth, Salem Lakes, (2nd) Donnie Foster, Mukwonago, (1st), Ray Danka, Chicago, (3rd)
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Units responding for burning in Randall

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At about 8:20 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of burning in the 33600 block of Highway C in Randall.

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Units responding for fire on I-94

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At about 7:40 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Protection District units are responding to a report of a fire in the 11000 block of the northbound lanes of I-94.

Per dispatch: This is being reported as a vehicle fire.

UPDATE 7:43 p.m. — Flames extinguished, dispatch reports.

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Agenda: Salem Lakes Village Board meeting Sept. 13, 2021

The Salem Lakes Village Board is scheduled to hold a regular meeting Monday, starting at 6 p.m., at Village Hall in Salem.

The meeting can be viewed live or streamed later here.

Among the agenda items are:

  • A public hearing and possible action regarding a raze order for a structure at 8548 Antioch Road, Salem.
  • Discuss and possible change for Halloween Trick or Treat hours on October 31st.
  • Discussion and possible action on Payment Request No. 23 by C.D. Smith Construction Inc., in the amount of
    $381,488.79, for WWTP Regionalization Improvements.
  • Discussion and possible action on Final Payment Request No. 6 by Payne & Dolan, Inc., in the amount of
    $5,000.00, for the 2020 Sanitary Sewer & Street Rehabilitation Program.

The agenda also includes a closed session to discuss the Village of Paddock Lake Fire/Rescue Service Contract.

The full agenda is available here.

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9/11 remembrance

Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue, Bristol Honor Guard, and Randall Fire Chief Ken Foszcz participated in a service remembering the 20th anniversary of 9/11 at Old Settler’s Park, Saturday, before Oktoberfest began.

9-11 Memorial Ceremony was followed by the singing of National Anthem by 11-year-old Avery Meachum.

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Agenda: Bristol Village Board regular meeting Sept. 13, 2021

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

Among the agenda items are:

  • Discuss and set hours for Trick or Treating
  • Discuss and consider for approval the 2022 contract with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department for Law Enforcement Services.
  • Consider for approval Resolution # 21-10: For DNR Urban Forestry Grant.
  • Consider for approval Ordinance No. 2021-3: An ordinance regulating the use of scare guns.
  • Consider for approval Amendment No. 1 to Task Order No. 21-04 for UD1 East and North Lake George Force Main Replacement.

The full agenda is available here.

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Agenda: Wheatland Town Board regular meeting Sept. 13, 2021

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

Among the agenda items are:

  • A second reading and action on: Ordinance 2021-001 – Chapter 36.27 (K) – amend the comprehensive land use plan map to reflect recent town and county approval of an amendment for part of Tax Parcel #95-4-219-314-0360 (Haskins
    LLC) from “Suburban-Density Residential” to “Suburban-Density Residential” and “Commercial”
    for the existing barn area.
  • A first reading on: Ordinance 2021-003 – Chapter 46.35 – create Contributing to Truancy.
  • Request from New Munster LLP, Dan Finke, owner of 95-4-119-031-0330, 34410 Geneva Rd. to have the raze
    order removed from this property. He is in the process of completing the repair of the building.
  • Review and possible action in regard to two proposals for cutting back trees and shrubbery from the road
    right-of-way in the Lily Lake area.
  • 31st St. and 348th Ave (CTH KD) intersection – flashing light stop sign for eastbound traffic.

The full agenda is available here.

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

807 Hickory Rd, Twin Lakes

23820 82nd St, Salem

1030 Wilmot Ave 1032, Twin Lakes

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Deaths Sept. 11, 2021: Christopher L. Shelton, Sandra Feest

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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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Geneva Road to be closed for intersection work

Geneva Road (old Highway 50) will be closed at the south side of the Highway 50 stop lights south to Geneva Place to allow for the removal of the blacktop, installation of traffic loops and repaving by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Road is scheduled to reopen Thursday, Sept. 16.

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A word from our sponsors: Sept. 11, 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):

23820 82nd St, Salem

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Sept. 10, 2021: 17,701 positives

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


Note: All numbers are cumulative since data started being reported in early 2020, unless otherwise noted. — DH

Kenosha County Public Heath is reporting 17,701 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Friday. That’s 61 more than Thursday. There have been 321 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County, 1 more than Thursday. Kenosha County Public Health is reporting 88,053 negative test results.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting a positive rate of 10,468/100,000 people and a 1.9 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Friday.

In Kenosha County, 49.95 percent of the population has had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination and 46.61 percent are fully vaccinated as of Friday.

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

  • Bristol — 481 cases (2 more than Thursday)
  • Paddock Lake — 319 cases (2 more than Thursday)
  • Salem Lakes — 1,251 cases (7 more than Thursday)
  • Randall — 287 cases (2 more than Thursday)
  • Twin Lakes — 481 cases (2 more than Thursday)
  • Wheatland — 278 cases
  • Paris — 117 cases
  • Brighton — 132 cases (2 more than Wednesday)

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 678.240 positive tests and 3,201,978 negative tests with 7,740 deaths statewide as of Friday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there have been 67,968 positives as of Friday.

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Deaths Sept. 10, 2021: Linda Mary Roberts, Ronald J. Gnau

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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Brass Ball removed from corners; awaits placement at new site

Maybe, like me, you have had your eyes more on orange barrels lately to have noticed, but the iconic brass ball over the intersection of Highway 50 and Highways 83/75 — also known as Brass Ball Corners — is no longer there.

It’s not a surprise. Paddock Lake officials announced in March that the ball’s days were limited.

The deed was officially done Sept. 2, when a We Energies crew took the ball down from its spot suspended over the intersection from four utility poles, said Tim Popanda, village administrator. The ball is now in the village’s possession.

Fear not, the brass ball will be back on public display eventually. Current plans call for the ball to be displayed at the roadside historical marker, but not until after We Energies replaces utility poles along Highway 50 and the Highway 50 reconstruction/widening project is done (probably 2022 or 2023), Popanda said.

A brass ball of some sort hung over the intersection as a landmark since at least the 1930s. A brass ball — though not always actually brass — was displayed at the intersection as a landmark and navigation aid as early as the 1840s.

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Units responding for medical call at Riverview School

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At about 11:48 a.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding for a medical call at Riverview School in Silver Lake.

Per dispatch: Patient has a laceration.

UPDATE — Kenosha County Scanner reporting Flight for Life Medical Transport Helicopter responded for this call.

UPDATE 3:48 p.m. — From Kenosha County Sheriff’s Departrment Sgt. David Wright, public information officer: “A seven-year-old boy was struck in the head by a projectile that flew from a lawnmower deck.  The child was attending school at Riverview School at the time of the incident.  Flight for Life took the child to Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee.  I do not know the extent of his injuries.  His condition is not known at this time.”

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Units responding for fire in Twin Lakes

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At about 11:10 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and a Twin Lakes Police officer are responding to a report of a fire at Burlington Avenue and Holy Hill Road in Twin Lakes.

Per dispatch: Caller reporting a dump truck on fire.

UPDATE 11:13 a.m. — Fire unit on scene reports debris in dump truck on fire, not truck. Deputy also on the scene. Traffic on Holy Hill being shut down.

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Central HS at Burlington football game to start with 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony

First responders will be honored just before the Central High School-Burlington High School football game in Burlington Friday evening, the day before teh 20th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on the US.

Details follow from the Burlington Area School District:

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Sept. 9, 2021: 17,640 positives

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


Note: All numbers are cumulative since data started being reported in early 2020, unless otherwise noted. — DH

Kenosha County Public Heath is reporting 17, 640 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Thursdays. That’s 142 more than Wednesday. There have been 320 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County, 1 more than Wednesday. Kenosha County Public Health is reporting 87,896 negative test results.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting a positive rate of 10,427/100,000 people and a 1.9 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Thursday.

In Kenosha County, 49.88 percent of the population has had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination and 46.53 percent are fully vaccinated as of Thursday.

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

  • Bristol — 479 cases (2 more than Wednesday)
  • Paddock Lake — 317 cases (1 more than Wednesday)
  • Salem Lakes — 1,244 cases (11 more than Wednesday)
  • Randall — 285 cases
  • Twin Lakes — 479 cases (2 more than Wednesday)
  • Wheatland — 278 cases
  • Paris — 117 cases
  • Brighton — 132 cases (2 more than Wednesday)

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 675,908 positive tests and 3,195,553 negative tests with 7,717 deaths statewide as of Thursday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there have been 67,841 positives as of Thursday.

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Deaths Sept. 9, 2021: Lawrence J. Bruton Jr.

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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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Twin Lakes gets peek at county plans for East Lakeshore Drive-Highway EM

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The Twin Lakes Village Board got a first look how the county will repave and create new sidewalks or paths along East Lakeshore Drive (which also is county Highway EM).

The project is proposed to resurface the entire road surface from where Lakeshore/Highway EM meets Highway Z south to the state line.

The county is also proposing creating some more pedestrian friendly sections where feasible to help separate vehicle traffic from walkers. Clement Abongwa, Kenosha County director of highways/highway commissioner, said at a Twin Lakes Village Board meeting Tuesday that the road is heavily used by pedestrians for a county highways.

Abongwa outlined two approaches to try to get some separation between vehicular traffic and pedestrian. One, which he called the “Cadillac option” would be to construct sidewalks and curbed streets. The other option would be to pave over the area where the current roadside ditch system is and create a piped storm sewer to catch and transport the water the ditches used to. Both methods could only be implemented along some stretches of the road.

Of three options presented, some board members seemed to favor the one calling for 1.4 miles of storm sewer, curb and sidewalk work along with resurfacing of 2.6 miles of the road. The cost of that plan was estimated at $2.9 million

“I’m just thrilled that we are looking at it,” said Trustee Kevin Fitzgerald.

It’s too early in the process to tell if the village might need to share in the cost or how much, said Laura Roesslein, village administrator.

“We will know more as the project progresses and once Kenosha County passes their budget,” Roesslein said in an email to westofthei.com.

Once an approach to the work is settled on, the county expects to take 2022 to develop a full design with work taking place in 2023.

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Units responding for investigation along I-94

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At about 2:26 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Protection District units are responding for an investigation in the 12700 block of the northbound lanes of I-94.

Per dispatch: Caller reporting snell of natural gas from unknown source.

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Agenda: Randall Town Board meeting Sept. 9, 2021

The Randall Town Board is scheduled to hold a regular meeting on Thursday, starting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall in Bassett.

Among the agenda items are:

  • Nippersink Bowl Water Quality Management Plan from Hey and Associates. Discussion, consideration, and action if any.
  • Purchase of No Parking and other traffic related signage. Discussion, consideration, and action if any.

The full agenda is available here.

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Sept. 8, 2021: 17,498 positives

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


Note: All numbers are cumulative since data started being reported in early 2020, unless otherwise noted. — DH

Kenosha County Public Heath is reporting 17,498 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Wednesday. That’s 97 more than Tuesday. There have been 319 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. Kenosha County Public Health is reporting 87,742 negative test results.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting a positive rate of 10,424/100,000 people and a 1.9 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Wednesday.

In Kenosha County, 49.79 percent of the population has had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination and 46.42 percent are fully vaccinated as of Wednesday.

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

  • Bristol — 477 cases (2 more than Tuesday)
  • Paddock Lake — 316 cases (2 more than Tuesday)
  • Salem Lakes — 1,233 cases (7 more than Tuesday)
  • Randall — 285 cases (1 more than Tuesday)
  • Twin Lakes — 477 cases (1 more than Tuesday)
  • Wheatland — 278 cases (2 more than Tuesday)
  • Paris — 117 cases
  • Brighton — 130 cases (1 more than Tuesday)

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 674,248 positive tests and 3,190,369 negative tests with 7,686 deaths statewide as of Wednesday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there have been 67,742 positives as of Wednesday.

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Deaths Sept. 8, 2021: Edward G. Bass Jr.

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: Teachers on Call seeking substitute teachers & paraprofessionals/aides

Note: This is a paid announcement from Teachers on Call — DH

Teachers on Call is looking for Substitute Teachers, Special Education Assistants, and Classroom Aides/Paraprofessionals to work in your local school districts! Make a difference today by working with K-12 students in your local area schools. Prior experience is not needed, but a caring heart and desire to inspire in the classroom is required. Teachers On Call offers benefits such as maintaining a very flexible schedule, online training opportunities, bonuses, and a fast and easy application process. Find out more information at teachersoncall.com or apply online at https://www.teachersoncall.com/talent/apply-now. Questions? Contact Michael Burkhardt at michael.burkhardt@teachersoncall.com or call 800-713-4439.

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Units responding for alarm in Cross Lake

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At about 9:57 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to an alarm in the 23600 block of 126th Street in Cross Lake.

Per dispatch: This is being reported as a carbon monoxide alarm.

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Sept. 7, 2021: 17,401 positives

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


Note: All numbers are cumulative since data started being reported in early 2020, unless otherwise noted. — DH

Kenosha County Public Heath is reporting 17,401 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Tuesday. That’s 137 more than Friday. There have been 319 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. Kenosha County Public Health is reporting 87,626 negative test results.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting a positive rate of 10,367/100,000 people and a 1.9 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Tuesday.

In Kenosha County, 49.70 percent of the population has had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination and 46.34 percent are fully vaccinated as of Tuesday.

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

  • Bristol — 475 cases (2 more than Friday)
  • Paddock Lake — 314 cases (2 more than Friday)
  • Salem Lakes — 1,226 cases (8 more than Friday)
  • Randall — 284 cases (4 more than Friday)
  • Twin Lakes — 476 cases (1 more than Friday)
  • Wheatland — 276 cases (4 more than Friday)
  • Paris — 117 cases (5 more than Friday)
  • Brighton — 129 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 672,272 positive tests and 3,186,781 negative tests with 7,667 deaths statewide as of Tuesday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there have been 67,644 positives as of Tuesday.

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