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Community rises up for Kaleb

Community rises up for Kaleb

Wilmot grad is battling bone cancer By Jason Arndt Editor The Wilmot Union High School football program, as well as the community at-large, joined together to support a former student-athlete stricken with Ewing sarcoma before a Sept. 16 contest against visiting Waterford. Kaleb Gendron, the youngest of three children to […]

 
 

Knights of Columbus, area community steps up for Ukraine

Knights of Columbus, area community steps up for Ukraine

The Knights of Columbus, Twin Lakes Council No. 6554, raised more than $5,000 for the people of Ukraine during an April 23 fundraiser at multiple area locations. Ukraine, besieged by a Russian invasion, has experienced loss of life and property during the conflict with many fleeing from the country. The […]

 
 

Public Health now providing fentanyl test strips along with Narcan training

Kenosha County Public Health is now supplying fentanyl test strips to people who receive Narcan training, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced on April 28. The county last week accepted delivery of a supply of 2,000 test strips that it ordered recently, after they were made legal in Wisconsin under […]

 
 

Horses rescued from Wheatland barn fire

Authorities report no loss of life, injuries to law enforcement The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department reported no loss of life from a barn fire in the Town of Wheatland on Sunday. While the homeowners rescued the horses inside the barn, according to the Sheriff’s Department, a deputy and sergeant from […]

 
 

New Kenosha County Center arboretum showcases tree diversity

New Kenosha County Center arboretum showcases tree diversity

Extension Kenosha County marked Arbor Day on April 29 with the debut of a new feature on the Kenosha County Center grounds, aimed at educating the public about the importance of tree diversity and the many species that can survive and thrive in the regional climate. The Kenosha County Prairie […]

 
 

Household Hazardous Waste Program event set for May 7

Kenosha County’s Household Hazardous Waste Event will be held on May 7. As in 2021, e-waste (electronic waste) and refrigerant waste (items containing freon) will also be accepted again this year. Everyone who lives in Kenosha County – the city, towns and villages – can dispose of their household hazardous […]

 
 

Verhaalen recognized as 2021 Nurse of the Year at Aurora Medical Center

Verhaalen recognized as 2021 Nurse of the Year at Aurora Medical Center

Salem Lakes resident Gretchen Verhaalen, a nurse at Aurora Medical Center – Burlington, was selected as a 2021 Nurse of the Year for her exemplary demonstration of Advocate Aurora Health’s core nursing values and unwavering delivery of exceptional nursing care. “These 30 honorees from throughout our organization are being celebrated […]

 
 

Low-flying helicopter will survey Southern Wisconsin, including Kenosha, for a series of studies

Low-flying helicopter will survey Southern Wisconsin, including Kenosha, for a series of studies

Starting around late February and lasting three to four weeks, a helicopter towing a large hoop from a cable will begin making low-level flights over southern Wisconsin between Grant and Kenosha counties. The low-flying helicopter will collect and record geophysical measurements as part of multiple U.S. Geological Survey projects to […]

 
 

Dozens of Wheatland students have work published in Southern Lakes Anthology

Dozens of Wheatland students have work published in Southern Lakes Anthology

Southern Lakes Anthology, a creative writing and arts contest, will have plenty of Wheatland Center School representation with 21 students having their work published in the annual project. According to Marty McGinley, district administrator, this year’s project is the most students Wheatland has have ever had. The theme of this […]

 
 

Wilmot decathletes win ninth consecutive state championship

Wilmot decathletes win ninth consecutive state championship

The Wilmot Union High School Academic Decathlon entered state competition ranked third after regionals. However, the squad overcame the odds, and came away with its ninth consecutive Wisconsin Academic Decathlon title last week behind a collective effort from all team members. An academic decathlon is a competition composed of ten […]