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Schools to close on Wednesday

Schools to close on Wednesday

Local districts have until then to make plans Local school administrators will have until Wednesday to come with a plan to close for at least two-and-a-half weeks, under a mandate issued Friday by Gov. Tony Evers. The mandate is an attempt on the governor’s part to stem the spread of […]

 
 

Former newspaper GM pleads guilty to theft

Former newspaper GM pleads guilty to theft

Jensen ordered to pay $274,000, serve probation Cynthia R. Jensen, 56, of Kingston, Illinois, pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge in Walworth County Circuit Court on Jan. 10. The former general manager of Southern Lakes Newspapers and Southern Lakes Publishing, Delavan, made a $250,000 restitution payment at the court […]

 
 

Kenosha County administers floodplain buyout program

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Western Kenosha County residents have endured issues with flooding over the years, with July 2017 arguably the worst. Yet, according to Andy Buehler, director of Kenosha County planning and development, it could have been worse. “Since 1995, about 100 homes that used to sit in the […]

 
 

Longtime Randall resident, public servant Bob Gehring passes away

Longtime Randall resident, public servant Bob Gehring passes away

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Robert Gehring, a Randall Town Board member since 1983, died Dec. 12 at the age of 78 after suffering complications from heart disease. Gehring, nicknamed “Farmer Bob,” was a fourth-generation farmer and strong advocate for agriculture and open spaces. He continued the Gehring family farm, established […]

 
 

Hitting young audiences with all the right notes

Hitting young audiences with all the right notes

LGSO school tour includes Twin Lakes, Silver Lake By Tom Ganser Correspondent Many students at Lakewood School in Twin Lakes recently enjoyed their first live orchestra performance and met the musicians up close and personal, watching and hearing the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra. The LGSO also performed at Riverview Elementary […]

 
 

County W closed for fear of collapse

County W closed for fear of collapse

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent County Highway W, which runs between Wisconsin 50 and Wilmot, has been closed since early November. The base of the road that runs close to the Fox River at 7700 — near the river’s bend just south of New Munster Wildlife Area — has been damaged […]

 
 

OWI suspect allegedly kicked sheriff’s deputy

OWI suspect allegedly kicked sheriff’s deputy

A 45-year-old Twin Lakes man is accused of kicking a Racine County sheriff’s deputy in the face while officers attempted to subdue him for an OWI-related blood test. Ronald D. Oneil was bound over for trial on felony operating while intoxicated-fourth offense, battery to a law enforcement officer and resisting […]

 
 

Paddock Lake residents see little rise in property taxes

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent The Village of Paddock Lake will see a 7 percent rise in professional services and a decrease in state shared revenue, but residents will not experience an equivalent rise on their property tax bills. The Kenosha County Sheriff contract increased $33,900 and the fire and rescue […]

 
 

Central Board of Education approves facilities analysis

Central Board of Education approves facilities analysis

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent At its Nov. 19 regular meeting, the Westosha Central High School Board of Education approved a contract with Bray Architects not to exceed $10,000 for a comprehensive facilities analysis. The plan is to have Bray work with various groups, including community members, to determine what the […]

 
 

Former Twin Lakes police captain set for trial

Former Twin Lakes police captain set for trial

By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Dennis Linn, a former Twin Lakes Police captain, will go on trial on drug charges after a hearing in Kenosha County Circuit Court on Nov. 26. Linn, according to online court records, is scheduled to appear at a Feb. 27 jury status hearing with jury […]