Author Archive: Jason Arndt

Salem considers purchase of service policy

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Over the years, the town of Salem receives donation requests from various nonprofit agencies that include grade schools, The Sharing Center and most recently the Westosha Senior Center. By state law, the town cannot give “donations.” In the last two years at the town’s annual meeting, […]

 
 

Election 2016: Results

Election 2016: Results

Writer’s note: The last precinct to report unofficial results was 1 a.m. Wednesday. By Jason Arndt Staff Writer After Twin Lakes officials counted the last absentee ballots, unofficial results were finally released after five hours. In four local elections, including one municipality, two incumbents were voted out. The Village of […]

 
 

Four districts come together for new consortium

By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The last hurdle of a new Special Education Consortium received approval in last week’s Lakewood School Board meeting. The consortium, which involves four districts, seeks to improve services in special education. The move separates the four districts from the nine-district special education consortium through the […]

 
 

Condemned Silver Lake buildings face demolition

Condemned Silver Lake buildings face demolition

Numerous electrical violations reported By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent A building in downtown Silver Lake will soon be demolished. The soon to be vacant Lake Street building with the addresses of 313, 315, 317 and 319 will be boarded up. In late winter this year, fire and electrical inspections uncovered a […]

 
 

Four-way stop reduction set within a month in Wheatland

Board approval comes after highway department recommendation By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Despite safety concerns by law enforcement and fire officials, the Kenosha County Highway Department will remove a four-way stop in the Town of Wheatland, making it a two-way stop. At the recommendation of the highway department, Wheatland officials […]

 
 

Silver Lake candidates seek to rebuild Village

Silver Lake candidates seek to rebuild Village

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent In February, Silver Lake voters narrowed the Village Board field from seven to six in the primary election. On April 5, voters will decide on three Village trustees, including two incumbents, a previous trustee and two running for the first time. The candidates, listed in alphabetical […]

 
 

A warm welcome back for ‘Voice’ contestant

A warm welcome back for ‘Voice’ contestant

Twin Lakes native and current Nashville rock singer Megan Ruger wanted to play near her hometown since December of last year. Ruger, otherwise known as Megan Pflueger, a former contestant of “The Voice” and “American Idol” was granted her wish by Bella Vita owner Brian Boeckenstedt Friday. Boeckenstedt has known […]

 
 

Lakewood candidates make final remarks before election

Lakewood candidates make final remarks before election

Two incumbents, two challengers discuss poverty, test scores By Jason Arndt Staff Writer With Lakewood School in the midst of a rebuilding effort, the stakes are high in the April 5 Board of Education election, which consists of two incumbents and two challengers for two seats. The rebuilding effort includes […]

 
 

Ballot printing error leads to Lakewood omission in Twin Lakes

Second ballot mailed to absentee voters to rectify situation By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Registered absentee voters that received two ballots, one omitting the Lakewood School Board election, are asked to return both of them after the Village discovered a printing error. “The printer made a color-coding error for the […]

 
 

A mighty debut

A mighty debut

More than 100 attend first Mighty Mites camp at Wilmot By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Jake Erbentraut had a vision to create a Mighty Mites basketball camp for several years, but due to the 10-foot-high rims at Wilmot Union High School’s Field House, it was not possible until this year. […]

 
 
 
 
 

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