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Governor declares state of emergency due to flooding in area

Governor declares state of emergency due to flooding in area

The following was released by Gov. Scott Walker’s office Thursday morning: Governor Walker Surveys Flood Damage, Declares State of Emergency MADISON – Governor Scott Walker today declared a State of Emergency for Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties following damaging storms that caused widespread flooding across the southeast region. “Our thoughts […]

 
 

Flood Updates: State of Emergency declared, more closures

Flood Updates: State of Emergency declared, more closures

Note: Since this release was submitted, the Fox River near New Munster set a new record flood stage, with the previous record set in 2008. Also, the following schools and roads were added to the list of closures: Wilmot Union High School – No summer mash-up From the Sheriff’s Department […]

 
 

READER PHOTOS: Flooding in Western Kenosha County

READER PHOTOS: Flooding in Western Kenosha County

Sparked by torrential rain, and a record-setting Fox River flood stage, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser declared a state of emergency June 12. The floods have caused several roads to close in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties as officials declare them impassable. Kenosha County residents Sarah Strasser, Tanika Johnson, Kyle […]

 
 

STORM UPDATES: Warnings, Closures, Advisories

STORM UPDATES: Warnings, Closures, Advisories

Note: With ongoing flooding issues across the region, this link will get updated, as needed. UPDATES 3:15 p.m. Wednesday: “The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be closing Hwy 50 at the Fox River due to flooding. This closure will take place at 6:00PM tonight and last for several days. Detours […]

 
 

Officials: Some county roads impassable due to flooding

Officials: Some county roads impassable due to flooding

With torrential rainfall the last 24-48 hours, some Kenosha County highways are impassable due to flooding, authorities are responding to reports of washouts Wednesday morning. “We ask for public patience and please allow for extra time driving in Kenosha County during this event,” a Sheriff’s Department news release states. “The […]

 
 

Rummage with a cause

Rummage with a cause

Annual event part of Relay for Life drive for one family By Jason Arndt Editor Drawing inspiration from her own cancer diagnosis, Bristol’s Rae Anne Niles knew what to do five years ago, start an annual rummage sale fundraiser to help the American Cancer Society. As part of the fundraiser, […]

 
 

Appointments to clerk, treasurer on horizon

Salem Lakes has items on July 10 agenda By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent According to village president Diann Tesar, Salem Lakes plans to appoint a clerk and treasurer in July. The regular meeting, scheduled for July 10 at 7 p.m., is at the Salem Town Hall. “We had to wait for […]

 
 

Highway W construction continues

Highway W construction continues

Work continues on a summer-long project to straighten out a nearly-90-degree curve on Kenosha County Highway W (Fox River Road) in the Village of Salem Lakes. The construction area, alongside the Fox River near 82nd Street, has been closed to through traffic since May 30, though residents who live within […]

 
 

Kansasville woman still missing after massive search

Kansasville woman still missing after massive search

Entering day four of a massive search, about 130 officials from five counties still could not find a Kansasville woman missing since Sunday, the Racine County Sheriff’s Office reports. Lynn M. Rickard, 59, was reported missing from her residence in the 4900 block of Schoen Road in the Town of […]

 
 

Two new K9s added to Sheriff’s Department

Two new K9s added to Sheriff’s Department

By Jason Arndt Editor Since last November, when the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department laid K9 officer Klaus to rest after he suffered internal bleeding, the department was left with one K9 unit. The shortage was addressed earlier this month, however, when the Sheriff’s Department welcomed two new K9 officers to […]

 
 
 
 
 

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