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Students garner recognition in state Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Students garner recognition in state Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Caleb Bruley, along with three other Wheatland Center School students, garnered recognition for their pieces presented at the regional Scholastic Art and Writing Award competition. Joining Bruley, an eight-grader, were Brynn Wierzbicki, Breanna Moe and Madeline. Bruley earned two Gold Keys in short story and humor for his piece “The […]

 
 

In this week’s Twin Lakes Report…

In this week’s Twin Lakes Report…

Westosha Central High School welcomed eight new members, including two coaches, into its Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony held Jan. 26 at the Club at Strawberry Creek in Kenosha. The ceremony, which is the second since 2017, was a collaborative effort between school administrators and the Westosha Central […]

 
 

Twin Lakes Board approves fire equipment upgrades

Twin Lakes Board approves fire equipment upgrades

By Jason Arndt Editor Equipment upgrades are on the horizon for Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue after the Village Board authorized the purchase of three items, including a used ambulance, at its Jan. 21 regular meeting. Additionally, the village board has decided to move forward on a fourth, a new […]

 
 

Wheatland School in early construction phase

Wheatland School in early construction phase

Officials project August completion By Jason Arndt Editor Since the Wheatland J1 School District won approval on two referendums last April, including one for facility improvements, officials spent months creating a construction plan. The construction plan, which started in early November, is starting to show on the exterior of Wheatland […]

 
 

TOP NEWS STORIES OF 2018 – No. 1: Homicide shakes quiet community

TOP NEWS STORIES OF 2018 – No. 1: Homicide shakes quiet community

Joseph Riley’s death sparked an outpouring of community support, including contributions to a GoFundMe page to offset funeral expenses. Friends described Riley as a caring and loving person who embraced nature. Before his death, he took up photography to showcase the outdoors. During the Nov. 15 home invasion, the four […]

 
 

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!

 
 
 
 
 

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