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In this week’s Twin Lakes Report…

In this week’s Twin Lakes Report…

OVERWHELMED: Christy McFarlane, of Salem Lakes, used that word to illustrate the support she has received from the Kenosha Thunder Booster Organization for her daughter, Mazzy Bartelheim, who has overcome health obstacles since she was born 11 years ago. Bartelheim, a Wheatland Center School fifth-grade student, was the beneficiary of […]

 
 

National show profiles suitcase killer

National show profiles suitcase killer

Zelich, 55, receives consecutive sentences By Jason Arndt Editor Less than two months after Walworth County officials sentenced so-called suitcase killer Steven Zelich to 10 years for dumping the bodies of two women he killed in the Town of Geneva, authorities released an interrogation video to nationally syndicated crime show […]

 
 

Four SLC titles in a row

Four SLC titles in a row

Central cheer wins again By Jason Arndt Editor For the fourth straight year, the Westosha Central High School cheerleading squad collected a Southern Lakes Conference title, and came away with two all-conference solo awards on Jan. 6. Earning the individual conference title was senior Jaden McKenna, who has garnered multiple […]

 
 

Co-op hockey program steps up for local girl

Co-op hockey program steps up for local girl

Kenosha Thunder to give back to Wheatland student Jan. 13 By Jason Arndt Editor For many girls in the fifth grade, they enjoy Disney movies, spending time with loving family members and participating in school activities. Mazzy Bartelheim, of Wheatland Center School, is no different, despite the obstacles standing in […]

 
 

Tornado roared through Wheatland 10 years ago

Tornado roared through Wheatland 10 years ago

Rare storm happened on unseasonably warm day By Jason Arndt Editor While residents braved blustery subzero temperatures entering 2018, Western Kenosha County experienced an entirely different scenario 10 years ago, when an EF-3 tornado ripped through the Town of Wheatland and surrounding areas. The tornado, which marks its 10th anniversary […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2017 – No. 1: July floods rank as top story in area

TOP STORIES OF 2017 – No. 1: July floods rank as top story in area

By Jason Arndt Editor An unprecedented flood along the Fox River in July was the top news story of 2017. In mid-July, Southeastern Wisconsin was pounded by torrential rainfall which led to record-flooding along the Fox River in New Munster, where residents reported property damage and loss of personal items. […]

 
 

In this week’s Twin Lakes Report…

In this week’s Twin Lakes Report…

On Jan. 7 it will be 10 years ago that a rare and powerful winter tornado ripped through the Town of Wheatland, just south of Burlington, destroying 26 homes and damaging 100 others. Revisit the storm in a story and photo in this week’s Twin Lakes Report. Also, the Kenosha […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2017 – No. 2: Obregon gets life

TOP STORIES OF 2017 – No. 2: Obregon gets life

By Jason Arndt Editor More than a year after Andrew Obregon changed the way residents in Kenosha County operated on a daily basis during a 22-day spree in 2015, which included murder, the Brighton man took a stunning plea just before the start of his January jury trial. “This was […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2017 – No. 3: Welcome to Salem Lakes

TOP STORIES OF 2017 – No. 3: Welcome to Salem Lakes

  By Jason Arndt Editor Another year, and another series of changes for the now-former Village of Silver Lake and Town of Salem, when the two municipalities officially merged operations on Feb. 14. The changes were approved by the state Department of Administration towards the end of 2016. The merger […]

 
 

Stage Stop to reopen again

Stage Stop to reopen again

Forever lasted five months for the Wilmot Stage Stop, which the initial owners announced closure of the 169-year-old establishment last August, but a new ownership group plans to re-open the restaurant. The announcement to reopen comes in a social media post on its re-activated Facebook page on Jan. 4. “The […]

 
 
 
 
 

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