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Keeping it close to home

Keeping it close to home

Midwives offer comfort and different approach to childbirth By Jason Arndt Editor Following the birth of her second of three children by a midwife, Brandy Brey found inspiration from the experience, and decided to turn it into a career. A midwife is professionally trained and certified in supporting women through […]

 
 

Wheatland Center School announces board resignation

Wheatland Center School announces board resignation

District seeks candidates to fill vacancy Mary Ochoa-Petersen has resigned as a member of the Wheatland School Board, the district reports, adding the board of education is seeking candidates to fill the vacancy. “We would like to thank her for her years of service to the Wheatland J1 School District […]

 
 

Train, semi-tractor crash reported in Salem Lakes

Train, semi-tractor crash reported in Salem Lakes

Authorities urge residents to avoid area Kenosha County authorities are urging motorists to avoid the area near the intersection of 104th Street and 268th Court in Salem Lakes, where a semi-tractor trailer reportedly crashed into Canadian National Railway train Tuesday afternoon. As authorities investigate the crash at the scene, preliminary […]

 
 

Gaul finds her calling in Cambodia

Gaul finds her calling in Cambodia

Wilmot graduate teaching orphaned children By Jason Arndt Editor Behind Kimmy Gaul’s wide smile is a person with a wider mission to help children across the globe. The wider mission for Gaul, a 2012 Wilmot Union High School graduate, involves serving as a volunteer at an orphanage in Cambodia. Her […]

 
 

Horton receives Kohl Fellowship

Horton receives Kohl Fellowship

Wheatland teacher first in school history By Jason Arndt Editor Kandi Horton is not only the first Kohl Fellowship winner in Wheatland Center School history, but also the sole recipient of the award in Kenosha County for 2017. The announcement, made in a March 15 news release, states Horton is […]

 
 

Aspiring Eagle Scout has dugout plans

Aspiring Eagle Scout has dugout plans

Porter, 15, targets Legion Park By Jason Arndt Editor Unsheltered baseball dugouts at Legion Park in Twin Lakes could see a revival, courtesy of an aspiring Eagle Scout, who has ambitious plans to upgrade the structures. Daniel Porter, 15, who presented his plan to the Twin Lakes Village Board Monday, […]

 
 

Central community comes to aid of teacher

Central community comes to aid of teacher

Appleby Family 5K set for April 22 By Jason Arndt Editor Randy Appleby is a teacher best described as selfless and humble, putting the needs of his students before his own, Westosha Central High School students and one administrator reports. However, for the physical education teacher of 17 years at […]

 
 

VIDEOS: Wilmot students talk “Hello! My Baby”

VIDEOS: Wilmot students talk “Hello! My Baby”

Musical set for the weekend Wilmot Union High School’s annual spring musical, “Hello! My Baby” is set for production March 17-19 in the school auditorium. The production created by Emmy Award winner Cheri Steinkellner, of Sister Act, has 7 p.m. presentations on both Friday and Saturday followed by a 2 […]

 
 

Vandalism suspects appear in court

Vandalism suspects appear in court

15 are charged with damage at Wilmot Primary school By Jason Arndt Editor Nearly two years after a group of young adults allegedly vandalized the former Wilmot Primary Center School, a dozen people accused in the crime made their first appearances last week in Kenosha County Intake Court. Six of […]

 
 

Wheatland mulls Firehouse options

By Jason Arndt Editor Although no plans are in place yet, the Wheatland Town Board is considering multiple options related to its Geneva Road fire station, which has not received an upgrade since completion in 1978. In a Feb. 6 meeting, the Wheatland Town Board learned the fire station has […]

 
 
 
 
 

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