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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 […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2017 – No. 4: Twin Lakes double homicide

TOP STORIES OF 2017 – No. 4: Twin Lakes double homicide

By Jason Arndt Editor For decades, the Village of Twin Lakes went without a violent homicide, until the community experienced a double murder just hours after Thanksgiving. The double murder, which involved two local brothers, led to the arrest of 25-year-old Trevor man Nathan Kivi. Kivi, who allegedly shot and […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2017 – No. 5: Stage Stop closes…forever

TOP STORIES OF 2017 – No. 5: Stage Stop closes…forever

By Jason Arndt Editor About seven months after Wilmot Stage reopened its doors, the 169-year-old restaurant shut down again on Aug. 11, when the family stated they have no plans to reconsider. “It is with bittersweet circumstances that we are closing the doors of the Wilmot Stage Stop forever. The […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2017 6-10: Twin Lakes K9 unit among lead stories

TOP STORIES OF 2017 6-10: Twin Lakes K9 unit among lead stories

By Jason Arndt Editor An unprecedented flood along the Fox River in July was the top news story of 2017. Along with flooding came a stunning plea from Andrew Obregon, who sparked a sensational manhunt two years earlier, and the birth of the Village of Salem Lakes. Here is a […]

 
 

HONOR ROLLS: Randall School

Randall School The following students were named to the 2017-18 first trimester honor roll at Randall Consolidated School. Straight A’s Eighth grade: Ruth Ake, Alana N. Buchanan, Lindsey R. Franklin, Madison M. Stickler, Blake K. Weaver, Clayton R. Worklan, Zoe S. Zenner. Honor Roll Seventh grade: Bradley T. Becker, Lucas […]

 
 

HONOR ROLLS: Riverview School

Riverview School The following students were named to the 2017-18 first trimester honor roll at Riverview School. High Honors Sixth grade: Delia Myers, Benjamin Randolph, Jenna Randle, Skylar Gerber, Riley Leahy, Amanda Brooks, Delaney Coates, Isaac Blount, Rachel Geronimi, Ava Hetland, Dylan Masnova, Kaiden Volbrecht, Owen Drissel, Logan Johnson, William […]

 
 

Wheatland to impose new parking restriction

Ordinance relates to commercial vehicles By Jason Arndt Editor The Wheatland Town Board adopted new parking restrictions related to commercial vehicles at its Dec. 11 regular meeting after staff received sporadic complaints throughout the municipality. According to Wheatland Town Chairman William Glembocki, commercial vehicles cropped up in Slades Corners, and […]

 
 

Jury finds robbery suspect guilty

Jury finds robbery suspect guilty

Two co-defendants await trial By Jason Arndt Editor After just one hour of deliberations on Dec. 15, a Kenosha County jury found a 22-year-old man guilty of a June 22 armed robbery in the Village of Twin Lakes, which also involves two other suspects. Julian Barler, guilty of felony armed […]

 
 
 
 
 

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