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Paddock Lake plan commission approves auto parts store

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent The Village of Paddock Lake planning commission approved a design review request for a masonry frame automotive retail parts store at a Sept. 17 meeting. O’Reilly Auto Parts, the retail store, plans construct the business on the northwest corner of highways 50 and 75. The site, […]

 
 

Twin Lakes Chamber to host Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest, with a Halloween-styled theme, will come to the Village of Twin Lakes on Saturday, Oct. 20 starting at 5 p.m. The new event presented by the Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association, Inc. is held at the Twin Lakes Country Club Pavilion, 1230 Legion Drive, Twin Lakes. The […]

 
 

Authorities arrest second armed robbery suspect

Authorities arrest second armed robbery suspect

By Jason Arndt Editor Authorities believe they have arrested the second suspect involved in a high-speed chase and foot pursuit spanning two counties, which ended in the Village of Bristol, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department announced Wednesday afternoon. The high-speed chase, authorities said, started in Racine County at about 10:24 […]

 
 

Authorities advise residents to stay indoors after pursuit

Authorities advise residents to stay indoors after pursuit

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has urged residents near highway C and MB to stay indoors after two black men fled on foot following a foot pursuit late Tuesday night. The following is a report from the Sheriff’s Department Facebook page: “The Kenosha Sheriffs Department has an important message. At […]

 
 

Hundreds of volunteers tackle Silver Lake Park

Hundreds of volunteers tackle Silver Lake Park

Wilmot Mountain, other groups, beautify county property By Jason Arndt Editor After more than 100 volunteers from Wilmot Mountain tackled projects at Fox River Park last year, the group returned on Saturday, when they made improvements at Silver Lake Park. The improvements were part of parent company Vail Resorts’ corporate-wide […]

 
 

Lightning survivor continues ‘miraculous’ recovery

Lightning survivor continues ‘miraculous’ recovery

Prehn, 22, still faces long recovery By Jason Arndt Editor Despite experiencing some soreness, Brittney Prehn walked diligently through a crowd supporters Sept. 15 in Illinois, where her friends and family hosted a benefit at Woodstock’s Nikos Red Mill Tavern. Considering where she was in July, when she was struck […]

 
 

In this week’s Twin Lakes Report…

In this week’s Twin Lakes Report…

Two months after she was struck by lightning at Country Thunder, Brittney Prehn continues to recover, and considers herself a miracle for surviving. Her family and friends, meanwhile, have remained supportive of the Illinois woman. This week’s Twin Lakes Report also has a story on Wilmot Mountain’s EpicPromise Day, which […]

 
 

Fire destroys Town of Brighton barn

Fire destroys Town of Brighton barn

People unharmed, chief says By Jason Arndt Editor A two-alarm blaze in the Town of Brighton on Sept. 15 destroyed a barn, but nobody was hurt, according to Village of Salem Lakes Fire Chief Mike Slover. The fire happened at around 1 p.m., when authorities responded to the 29000 block […]

 
 

Illinois man pleads not guilty to exploitation charges

Illinois man pleads not guilty to exploitation charges

By Jason Arndt Editor An Illinois man accused of soliciting sex from a 15-year-old girl in the Village of Twin Lakes on July 6 pleaded not guilty to four felony charges at a Sept. 13 arraignment in Kenosha County Circuit Court. Christopher W. Leblanc, of Harvard, who did not speak […]

 
 

Polka pride

Polka pride

Oktoberfest booms in Paddock Lake By Jason Arndt Editor Old Settlers Park in Paddock Lake boomed with Bavarian-inspired culture Saturday when the Kenosha County park held its eighth annual Oktoberfest. The event saw several people donning lederhosen and raising beer steins, dancing to polka tunes, and embracing German heritage. Old […]