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Students garner recognition in state Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Students garner recognition in state Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Caleb Bruley, along with three other Wheatland Center School students, garnered recognition for their pieces presented at the regional Scholastic Art and Writing Award competition. Joining Bruley, an eight-grader, were Brynn Wierzbicki, Breanna Moe and Madeline. Bruley earned two Gold Keys in short story and humor for his piece “The […]

 
 

On location

On location

Film duo conducts filming in area By Jason Arndt Editor The City of Burlington took center stage on Jan. 22, when two independent filmmakers with local ties collaborated on a feature movie, which the writer calls a cautionary tale. The feature movie, titled “Blame,” is about five young friends who […]

 
 

In this week’s Twin Lakes Report…

In this week’s Twin Lakes Report…

Westosha Central High School welcomed eight new members, including two coaches, into its Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony held Jan. 26 at the Club at Strawberry Creek in Kenosha. The ceremony, which is the second since 2017, was a collaborative effort between school administrators and the Westosha Central […]

 
 

Twin Lakes Board approves fire equipment upgrades

Twin Lakes Board approves fire equipment upgrades

By Jason Arndt Editor Equipment upgrades are on the horizon for Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue after the Village Board authorized the purchase of three items, including a used ambulance, at its Jan. 21 regular meeting. Additionally, the village board has decided to move forward on a fourth, a new […]

 
 

College news: Fall 2018 Semester

College news: Fall 2018 Semester

DEAN’S LIST UW-River Falls The following area students were named to the Fall 2018 Dean’s List at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls: Salem: Fleur Gawlik, Animal Science; Nicole Ginnow, Animal Science To be named to the Dean’s List, a full-time undergraduate must earn a grade point average of at least […]

 
 

Winter Storm Warning prompts school closures

Winter Storm Warning prompts school closures

Authorities issue tips to stay safe from projected extreme weather With projected snowfall between 7- to 14-inches, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the area until 6 p.m. Monday, which prompted closures of all area schools on Sunday. The National Weather Service said snow will […]

 
 

Wheatland School in early construction phase

Wheatland School in early construction phase

Officials project August completion By Jason Arndt Editor Since the Wheatland J1 School District won approval on two referendums last April, including one for facility improvements, officials spent months creating a construction plan. The construction plan, which started in early November, is starting to show on the exterior of Wheatland […]

 
 

Paddock Lake, Bristol to see contested elections

Town of Randall, Paris will also have challenges By Jason Arndt Editor After the deadline passed to file nomination papers for the April 2 Spring Election last week, there will be four Western Kenosha County municipalities with contests, including the villages of Paddock Lake and Bristol. The towns of Randall […]

 
 

TOP NEWS STORIES OF 2018 – No. 1: Homicide shakes quiet community

TOP NEWS STORIES OF 2018 – No. 1: Homicide shakes quiet community

Joseph Riley’s death sparked an outpouring of community support, including contributions to a GoFundMe page to offset funeral expenses. Friends described Riley as a caring and loving person who embraced nature. Before his death, he took up photography to showcase the outdoors. During the Nov. 15 home invasion, the four […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – No. 2: Blaze damages historic farm

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – No. 2: Blaze damages historic farm

Sunnyview Dairy Farm, owned by the same family since 1908, was ravaged by a four-alarm blaze that caused extensive damage to the property at 4602 Highway 83 in the Town of Wheatland. The May 1 blaze, according to a family spokeswoman, left the family terrified and overwhelmed. “It is all […]