Author Archive: Jason Arndt

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 […]

 
 

Westosha’s Hill, Wilmot’s Faber make impact for hockey team

Westosha’s Hill, Wilmot’s Faber make impact for hockey team

By Jason Arndt Staff Writer jarndt@southernlakesnewspapers.com When the Kenosha Thunder co-op hockey program entered the season, coach J.R. Litkey said Wilmot junior Cody Faber and senior Chris Hill of Westosha Central bolstered the starting line, which proved instrumental in the turnaround. The Thunder finished 13-9 overall, a stark contrast compared […]

 
 

Morgan caps off remarkable Panthers wrestling career

Morgan caps off remarkable Panthers wrestling career

By Jason Arndt Staff Writer While Jake Morgan did not get the redemption he wanted in the WIAA Division 1 state wrestling finals, the 145-pound Wilmot Union High School senior capped off his career as one of the most decorated in the program’s history. Wilmot coach John Watson said the […]

 
 

Wilmot seeking repeat in Academic Decathlon

Wilmot seeking repeat in Academic Decathlon

Team notched third straight state title By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Wilmot Union High School is going national in the Academic Decathlon, after winning the team’s third consecutive state championship in the Wisconsin Dells Friday. In addition to the state title, the team set a school record in an Academic […]

 
 

Forever in their hearts

Forever in their hearts

Late columnist recalled for love of family, seniors club By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Virginia Gnat exemplified selflessness, promoted unity and always put others first, according to her three children. The late Young at Heart columnist, who passed away Feb. 15 at 85, was deeply involved in the Twin Lakes […]