Author Archive: Jason Arndt

Five seek Wilmot board seats

Five seek Wilmot board seats

Incumbents face opposition from two challengers By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Wilmot Union High School’s string of recent successes are one of the main reasons three board seats have brought two challengers against three incumbents in the April 5 election. But, funding is a concern, and all five candidates are […]

 
 

Wheatland approves reduction of 4-way stop

By Jason Arndt Staff Writer After several expressed traffic concerns on County Highway O and Geneva Road in the Town of Wheatland, board members are hoping that addition by subtraction can lead to better outcomes. At its Town Board meeting March 14, members voted 3-0 in favor of removing the […]

 
 

Cooking up success

Cooking up success

Wilmot culinary students take second at competition By Jason Arndt Staff Writer jarndt@southernlakesnewspapers.com Culinary students at Wilmot Union High School reaped the rewards after their second place finish at the Wisconsin ProStart Invitational last weekend. ProStart, a nationwide two-year program, has 28 high schools in Wisconsin teaching the curriculum. Students […]

 
 

Salem School is set to celebrate 100-plus years

Salem School is set to celebrate 100-plus years

Anniversary event is planned for April 24 By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Salem Grade School began in a brick building built 100 years ago in 1916, or so Principal Eileen Bruton thought. When she began her search, she discovered a photo of an earlier wooden, two-room structure that was built in […]

 
 

School plans an epic celebration

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Every year, Salem Grade School plans a celebration event and invites the community. This year is a little different. This year the district plans to celebrate 100-plus years. In past years, the event has been held on a Thursday night, but this year the event will […]

 
 

Central advances to state title match

Central advances to state title match

By Jason Arndt Staff Writer With a minute left in a WIAA Division 5 semifinal game and Catholic Central in a 35-35 stalemate against Barneveld, Hilltoppers 6-foot-4 senior Ben Heiligenthal drew a foul, and converted one of his two free throws. Heiligenthal’s free throw became the inevitable game-winner, helping Burlington […]

 
 

Intentional Talk

Intentional Talk

Local reporter returns home to work for neighboring county Upon returning to Southeast Wisconsin from an 18-month pilgrimage in Northeast Wisconsin, I had no idea what to expect out of the western Kenosha County sports scene. If the first six months are any indication, it has been a warm welcome […]

 
 

Ski hill unveils investment plans

Ski hill unveils investment plans

Wilmot Mountain upgrades cause ripple effect in community By Jason Arndt Staff Writer New Wilmot Mountain owner, Vail Resorts, Inc. of Colorado, unveiled a multi-million dollar transformation plan last week, creating a ripple effect in the community. The new owner, which purchased the ski hill in January from Stopa LLC, […]

 
 

Twin Lakes police report four vehicle entries

Twin Lakes police report four vehicle entries

Police Department seeking information related to Sunday entries By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Police officials are urging Twin Lakes residents to stay vigilant, and report any suspicious activity, after the department received four reported vehicle break-ins at two subdivisions Sunday. The incidents, which occurred at Van Woods and Whispering Trails, […]

 
 

Being a buddy

Being a buddy

Program allows students to bench bullying behaviors By Jason Arndt Staff Writer jarndt@southernlakesnewspapers.com The Buddy Bench not only raises awareness of schoolyard bullying, but can also reinforce positive behaviors in area schools. Jim Scherrer, CEO of Scherrer Construction, launched the non-profit organization Scherrer Cares Buddy Bench Program in 2014 as […]

 
 
 
 
 

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