Free income tax assistance offered

County in partnership with Carthage College, the Kenosha County Job Center, and Guaranty Bank are excited to announce the return of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) for 2012. The VITA Program offers free tax help to low- to moderate-income (generally, $49,000 and below) individuals and families who cannot […]


Community Library scheduled February programs

                  Community Library announced its adult programming from January to March. The events are as follows:                   • Tuesday, Feb. 7. Heart-Shaped Box.                   What’s better than candy? Candy in a handmade box. Create a personalized heart-shaped box that you can fill with […]


Sheriff Department to host Citizen’s Academy

  The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy is a nine-week program designed to give participants a first hand look at the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department operations and allow them the opportunity to experience law enforcement from a Deputy Sheriff’s standpoint. Participants will ride along with deputies on the street, receive […]


BlurtITout is Feb. 19

The Western Kenosha County Historic Society will host BlutITout on Sunday, Feb. 19, at Wheatland Center School.                   Communities to be featured include Randall, Wheatland, Powers Lake, New Munster, Wheatland, Nippersink and Bassett.                   Bring any historic items pertaining to these communities for show and tell. If you don’t know […]


Earthquake reported in area Monday night

By Annette Newcomb Editor A magnitude 2.4 earthquake was reported in Kenosha County Monday night, just before 10 p.m. Originally the quake was thought to be centered in Lake Shangri-La but the USGS (United States Geological Survey) reevaluated the data and determined the center was located between on Chapel Hill […]


How can you say no?

How can you say no?

Sisters and fellow Girl Scouts Darcie, 8, and Hannelore Riestler, 10, are geared up for cookie booth sales. Both girls attend Spring Grove Elementary. Darcie is in Troop 313 and Hannelore is in Troop 359. They want to remind you to watch for the Girl Scout cookie booth sales that […]


Local artist helps people find their natural creativity

Antioch artist Barbara Wagner explains the Rooster project, an upcoming class topic slated for two sessions in April. Inset: Wagner also does Swedish and Norwegian folk art. (Photo by Gail Dziki)

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent “Its not about natural talent,” Barbara Wagner explained, “its about showing someone how to get form point A top point B. And when that person looks at his or her work and realizes what they have accomplished, it’s a great reward for me.” The Wooden Canvas […]


Maiter earns Scouting’s highest honor

Maiter earns Scouting’s highest honor

Shaun Maiter (third from right),  received the highest honor a Boy Scout can achieve, the Eagle Scout Award, during a ceremony Jan. 17. Joining in the celebration are state Rep. Samantha Kerkman (from left), Maiter’s brothers Kevin and Ryan, and his parents, Leslee and Tim Maiter. Maiter, a member of […]


Let ’em make cake

Let ’em make cake

Art students at Lakewood School recently created mouthwatering pies and cakes as part of a project that including the study of American artist Wayne Thiebaud. Fourth-grade artists with their cake creations are (from left) are Teague Matzke-Depinto, Aaliyah Novitovic, Siara Volbrecht and Sean O’Dowd.


Twin Lakes Police Reports

Jan. 3 Trespassing       at 7:38 p.m., a complainant called from Wilmot Avenue saying there was a subject who was possibly a former employee at the location who was not supposed to be there. The officers did not find her on the property, but she later came into the station, […]


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