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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 […]

 
 

County warns of ‘new’ Medicare scam targeting elderly victims

County warns of ‘new’ Medicare scam targeting elderly victims

Officials note Medicare isn’t issuing chip cards There is a “new” Medicare scam circulating in Kenosha County, according to the Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center. “Scammers have cleverly put a new twist on a scam that originated in 2020. The Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center recently […]

 
 

Third man charged in death of Twin Lakes man

Third man charged in death of Twin Lakes man

By Jason Arndt Editor The Twin Lakes Police Department announced an Illinois man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a Kenneth Thoma. Joshua C. Grimaldi, 18, of McHenry, Illinois, is now the third person implicated in the homicide. He was arrested by village police on Feb. 8. […]

 
 

Bridge reconstruction to close portion of Highway WG through mid-summer

Bridge reconstruction to close portion of Highway WG through mid-summer

Reconstruction of the Kenosha County Highway WG (128th Street) bridge over the Dutch Gap Canal in the Village of Bristol will close the roadway beginning the week of Feb. 21 and continuing through mid-summer. The closure will include the portion of Highway WG between Highway MB (152nd Avenue) and Highway […]

 
 

Hawthorn Hollow receives Bullamore Forks School Cornerstone

Hawthorn Hollow receives Bullamore Forks School Cornerstone

In 2021, Hawthorn Hollow received the cornerstone of the now-demolished second Bullamore Forks school, which was originally located at what is now the intersection of highways N and 142, north of Kenosha Airport. `Bullamore Forks School, much like the Pike River School, which was moved to Hawthorn Hollow, was a […]

 
 

Public Health modifies COVID-19 disease investigation procedures

Public Health modifies COVID-19 disease investigation procedures

In response to evolving needs and priorities in the ongoing COVID-19 response, Kenosha County Public Health has updated its disease investigation procedures, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced last. Public health staff will no longer attempt to contact each confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Kenosha County, Freiheit said. Rather, […]

 
 

Town of Wheatland looks to future in referendum questions

By Jason Arndt Editor Should the Wheatland Town Board appoint a clerk and treasurer instead of making both positions elected leadership posts? Voters will be able to decide as part of an April 5 referendum endorsed by the Town Board at a Jan. 24 meeting. Sheila Siegler, Board Clerk, said […]

 
 

Author visit, STEAM Night bring success at Wheatland Center

Author visit, STEAM Night bring success at Wheatland Center

Miranda Paul shares her writing experiences Wheatland Center School hosted Wisconsin-based author Miranda Paul on Jan. 13 for virtual visits with students throughout the day. Paul shared her vast knowledge of the writing process as well as her stories with all Wheatland students during the school day. Students listened to […]

 
 

COVID-19 self-tests encouraged, but come with a catch

COVID-19 self-tests encouraged, but come with a catch

Local officials unable to manage at-home data By Jason Arndt Editor Federal officials have recently pushed to make more at-home COVID-19 tests available through eventual free distribution to millions of Americans. The distribution, according to Biden Administration, began this week and will allow people to request four tests per household […]