Twin Lakes

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – No. 2: Blaze damages historic farm

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – No. 2: Blaze damages historic farm

Sunnyview Dairy Farm, owned by the same family since 1908, was ravaged by a four-alarm blaze that caused extensive damage to the property at 4602 Highway 83 in the Town of Wheatland. The May 1 blaze, according to a family spokeswoman, left the family terrified and overwhelmed. “It is all […]

 
 

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 – 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!

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

A sweeping success

A sweeping success

Curling attracts fans from far and wide By Jason Arndt Editor For some people, curling is more than just a sport, it is a way for them to socialize. The social sport, according to the United States Curling Association, is an activity where players slide 42-pound granite stones down a […]

 
 

Twin Lakes amends budget

Twin Lakes amends budget

Property owners to see tax savings By Jason Arndt Editor Upon further review of its adopted budget, Twin Lakes village officials discovered higher than anticipated growth, among other items. The higher than anticipated growth, in addition to the village’s revaluation and building activity, forced the Village Board to amend the […]

 
 

Probable cause found in homicide case

Probable cause found in homicide case

Four defendants bound over for trial By Jason Arndt Editor Despite objections by their attorneys, four Racine men accused in the Nov. 15 shooting death of Joseph Riley were bound over for trial, which will be before Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Jason Rossell. Kenosha County Commissioner Loren Keating, who […]