Author Archive: Jason Arndt

Flood stage dropping at Fox River near New Munster

Flood stage dropping at Fox River near New Munster

Severe thunderstorm watch  should not hinder relief efforts, NWS states By Jason Arndt Editor Since recording a record flood stage of 17.5 feet July 13, the Fox River near New Munster has dropped to nearly 16 feet as of Saturday night, the National Weather Service reports. The flooding of the […]

 
 

Water test kits available for residents at former Silver Lake hall Sunday

Water test kits available for residents at former Silver Lake hall Sunday

Red Cross returns for another day to help all residents By Jason Arndt Editor During the recent floods in Western Kenosha County, several residents have seen their wells get submerged with potentially contaminated water, but testing kits are available for those needing assurance at the former Silver Lake Village Hall […]

 
 

Flood Update: Saturday’s Road Report

Flood Update: Saturday’s Road Report

While Highway 50 at the Fox River remains closed, along with several other stretches, the Kenosha County Highway Department announced the reopening of Highway K between highways 45 of 75 on Saturday. As some county roads are still shut down, Kenosha County officials cautioned motorists from entering flooded areas. “Drivers […]

 
 

HELP GUIDE: Flooding Assistance, Road Closures

HELP GUIDE: Flooding Assistance, Road Closures

The American Red Cross, along with two schools, are stepping in to help flooding victims in Western Kenosha County. Also, Kenosha County officials have offered tips to stay healthy, issued reminders of road closures and where to receive additional assistance. From the Salem Lakes website: MUNICIPALITIES The American Red Cross […]

 
 

Sharing Center ready to assist families

Sharing Center ready to assist families

According to the Sharing Center Facebook page, the nonprofit organization in Trevor is ready to offer resources to families affected by floods “The Sharing Center is opening its services to families who may have been impacted in western Kenosha County by the heavy rains. Please contact the Center directly at […]

 
 

Riverview School open to help flood victims

Riverview School open to help flood victims

For area residents affected by flooding, Riverview School in the Silver Lake area has opened its doors to people looking to clean up and shower, according to school officials. The school, located at 300 E. Prosser St in Silver Lake, will have its locker rooms with showers available and plans […]

 
 

Governor declares state of emergency due to flooding in area

Governor declares state of emergency due to flooding in area

The following was released by Gov. Scott Walker’s office Thursday morning: Governor Walker Surveys Flood Damage, Declares State of Emergency MADISON – Governor Scott Walker today declared a State of Emergency for Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties following damaging storms that caused widespread flooding across the southeast region. “Our thoughts […]

 
 

Muff among nation’s elite volleyball players

Muff among nation’s elite volleyball players

Central senior heading to Florida tourney By Jason Arndt Editor For eventual Westosha Central High School senior Connor Muff, he was one of nearly 700 Wisconsin boys volleyball players vying for a spot on the Badger Region High Performance team earlier this year, but he came through to earn one […]

 
 

Flood Updates: State of Emergency declared, more closures

Flood Updates: State of Emergency declared, more closures

Note: Since this release was submitted, the Fox River near New Munster set a new record flood stage, with the previous record set in 2008. Also, the following schools and roads were added to the list of closures: Wilmot Union High School – No summer mash-up From the Sheriff’s Department […]

 
 

READER PHOTOS: Flooding in Western Kenosha County

READER PHOTOS: Flooding in Western Kenosha County

Sparked by torrential rain, and a record-setting Fox River flood stage, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser declared a state of emergency June 12. The floods have caused several roads to close in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties as officials declare them impassable. Kenosha County residents Sarah Strasser, Tanika Johnson, Kyle […]

 
 
 
 
 

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