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TOP STORIES OF 2018 – No. 3: Central basketball captivates community

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – No. 3: Central basketball captivates community

By Kenosha County historical standards, the Westosha Central boys basketball team flew in rare air last March at the Kohl Center in Madison, where they became just the sixth squad since 1941 to make a state boys basketball tournament appearance. Although the Falcons lost, the appearance marked the first time […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – No. 4: Communities pass school referendums

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – No. 4: Communities pass school referendums

Last April, the Randall and Wheatland school districts won approval of four collective school referendums. At Wheatland Center School, residents granted the district permission to exceed revenue limits by $625,000 for non-recurring purposes to maintain the current level of services the school offers. The decision, which came on a 465-352 […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – No. 5: Silver Lake Rescue Squad disbands

Silver Lake Rescue Squad, which provided emergency services to some communities for decades, ceased operations on Dec. 31. The decision, according to local fire officials, came after the Silver Lake Rescue Squad saw a diminished role in the area after the merger of the former Village of Silver Lake and […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – Nos. 6-10: Wilmot decathletes win fifth straight state title

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – Nos. 6-10: Wilmot decathletes win fifth straight state title

6. Rare lightning strike at Country Thunder Country Thunder in Twin Lakes, known for its country music and underage drinking citations, garnered national exposure for another reason in July. That’s when an Illinois woman was struck by lightning on the Miller campground during the music festival. Brittney N. Prehn, of […]

 
 

In this week’s Twin Lakes Report…

In this week’s Twin Lakes Report…

While the area experienced some blemishes last year, when a man was killed inside his home and a farm family saw their property damaged by fire, 2018 brought some positive developments to Western Kenosha County. Whether it was the epic run of the Westosha Central boys basketball team, which captivated […]

 
 

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

The staff at Southern Lakes Newspapers wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas!

 
 

A pre-med’s mission

A pre-med’s mission

Area woman joins volunteers in Guatemala By Jason Arndt Editor Access to basic human rights, such as public health and the means to receive medical services are just two areas people in the United States often take for granted, said Madeline Brown. Brown, a Salem native and 2015 Westosha Central […]

 
 

In this week’s Twin Lakes Report…

In this week’s Twin Lakes Report…

A week before the Twin Lakes’ annual ‘Shop with a Hero’ event, Twin Lakes police officer Kevin Saunders said he finds the greatest joy arriving to Lakewood and Randall schools, where officials inform students they will go on a shopping spree. The shopping spree, which happened Saturday at the Lake […]

 
 

End of an era

End of an era

Scott Pierce concludes 11-year tenure at Central By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent District Administrator Dr. Scott Pierce has attended his last Westosha Central School Board meeting. “Eleven years is a rather long time for an administrator to stay at a school,” explained Scott Pierce. He will be retiring at the end […]

 
 

Wheatland students step up for the Sharing Center

Wheatland students step up for the Sharing Center

By Jason Arndt Editor Undergarments, like a pair of socks, are an often overlooked item for people who look to contribute to the Sharing Center, Inc. of Trevor. The student leadership group at Wheatland Center School recognized this need and organized a drive to collect socks in late November. About […]