Cold weather fun from ice fishing to ice skating to ice golf will be part of Pleasant Prairie’s Winterfest this Saturday, Jan. 29.
All are invited to the Lake Andrea Beach Pavilion inside Prairie Springs Park for serious winter fun during the second annual Winterfest event.
Winterfest will feature fun outdoor winter activities for children and families, including: an ice fishing derby, snow man contest, snow golf, a free outdoor skate and a bonfire on the beach. The event will run from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Admission to Winterfest is free, though fees apply for certain activities.
At 2:47 p.m., a Kenosha Fire Department medical unit is responding to Greenquist Hall at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, for a 20-year old woman who has fainted.
At about 12:35 p.m., units from Somers Fire and Rescue are responding to a report of a fire in an apartment building on Sheridan Road, Somers.
Personnel at the scene reports that occupants of the building are all out and heavy smoke is coming from one units.
UPDATE 12:52 p.m. — Fire knocked down.
UPDATE 1:34 p.m. — Several Somers fire units clearing scene and returning to quarters.
The Healthy Lifestyles Kenosha Committee is pleased to announce the seventh annual Kenosha Community Health Fair and Screening Event as part of the Kenosha Expo, on Feb. 19 to 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at University of Wisconsin-Parkside – Frank J. Petretti Fieldhouse.
In conjunction with the health fair, Wellness Inc. will be on hand to perform various screenings for a minimal charge, including a panel C blood test for $82 self-pay. The Wellness Screening Program takes only 30 minutes and requires an appointment by calling 630-723-0175. The screenings will take place on the following dates:
- Thursday, Feb. 17, from 6 to 10 a.m., Kenosha YMCA – Callahan Family Branch, 7101 53rd St., Kenosha.
- Friday, Feb. 18, from 6 to 10 a.m., LakeView RecPlex, 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie.
- Saturday, Feb. 19, from 7 a.m. to noon, UW-Parkside – Frank J. Petretti Fieldhouse, Somers.
- Sunday, Feb. 20, from 7 a.m. to noon, UW-Parkside – Frank J. Petretti Fieldhouse, Somers.
For more information on the 7th Annual Kenosha Community Health Fair and Screening Event, please visit www.kenoshaexpo.com.
Kenosha County Youth In Governance, a youth empowerment program that offers area teens the chance to directly participate in local government and community service, is seeking nominations for outstanding and motivated young people for the 2011 -2012 year.
The requirements to participate in Youth in Governance are:
- Youth must currently be a high school student in the 10th or 11th grade.
- Youth must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
- Youth must be a Kenosha County resident.
- Youth must be able to attend the monthly meetings and additional committee meetings that are combined with other committees.
To nominate a young person, please contact John de Montmollin, Youth & Family Educator, Kenosha County UW-Extension at 262-857-1945. Nominations are due February 11, 2012
Currently, agricultural zoned properties are assessed at a much lower agricultural rate. Apparently, there are crops being grown on tracts of land within the city limits of Kenosha that are not zoned agricultural. This proposed ordinance change would open up seven additional tracts of land as agricultural, and would make legal any large tract of land being used for crop production. (A large tract of land was defined as 10 acres or more.) This ordinance change would have provided an opportunity for more people to be in compliance with zoning regulations.
At 6 p.m., Kenosha Police and Fire units are responding to a report of a crash at 52nd Street and Green Bay Road (Highway 31).
Dispatch reports that two cars are involved. At least one person involved is reporting a minor head injury.
UPDATE 6:05 p.m.– Officer at scene reports that crash scene is “right in the middle of the intersection.”
At about 5:51 p.m, a Kenosha police officer was dispatched to check on a possible water main break at 63rd Street and 35th Avenue.
Dispatcher said roadway was covered in water.
UPDATE 6:06 p.m. — Officer on scene confirms large amount of water and is investigating. Two flatbed tow trucks being called.
As perhaps additional evidence of his rising star on the national scene, U.S. Rep Paul Ryan has been chosen to deliver the Republican rebuttal to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday.
Ryan’s district includes all of Kenosha County.
At about 4:20 p.m., a Kenosha Police officer is confirming what apepars to be a water main break in the area of 35th Place and 19th Avenue.
Water Utility crews are being called to the area.
At 8:43 a.m., Kenosha police fire and medical units are responding to a report of smoke coming from a home in the 6600 block of 22nd Avenue.
Dispatch reports that the house had a fire last night and the smoke may be the result of a rekindle.
UPDATE 8:45 a.m. — Police sergeant on scene reports that light smoke visible coming from second floor and roof.
UPDATE 8:47 a.m. – Safety officer and fire investigator being called to scene.
Alderperson Ray Misner said he felt that the city was overpaying for this service. The city is paying $3,500 a month for a desk, phone and basic services. All the services required in picking up dead animals and strays result in additional charges.
The fact that the agreement is only for one year at this point encouraged Misner, he said, in that there would be enough time to make changes for next year.
Alderperson Michael Orth said he was concerned because this was the only company to respond to the city’s request for a quote. He and Alderman Tod Ohnstad encouraged the passage of this agreement so that the service could be provided for the city. Failure to approve this agreement at this time would leave the city without animal control for 2011.
The vote to approve the contract was 14 to 1, with Misner being the sole dissenting vote.
The application of Maria Castanuela, for a secondhand article dealer license and secondhand jewelry dealer license located at 6310 24th Ave, (Las Hermanitas 2ndhand Store) was referred back to the Licensing & Permit Committee by the Common Council Wednesday.
At the Licensing & Permit Committee level, the approval had previously failed 3 to 2.
Two citizens were commended at this evening’s Kenosha Common Council Meeting:
At 3:13 p.m., Kenosha Fire Department units are responding to a report of a crash with injuries at 39th Avenue and 85th Street.
UPDATE 3:25 p.m. — Location may be in Pleasant Prairie. Sheriff’s deputy being dispatched to handle call because Pleasant Prairie squads are tied up.
From a press release issued by the village Tuesday:
At 2:29 p.m., Kenosha fire and police units are responding to a report of a crash in the 3000 block of 52nd Street.
Dispatch reports that two people are reporting injuries — one with chest pains, the other is bleeding from the face.
Southbound traffic on 30th Avenue being blocked by police.
UPDATE 2:35 p.m. — An additional medical unit being sent to the scene.
Kenosha Police Officer John P. DeMario had a memorable Police & Fire Commission meeting this morning.
DeMario was promoted to sergeant this morning by the commission. He also was awarded a plaque from the Concerned Citizens Coalition for Greater Kenosha for being a tireless advocate in the enforcement of underage drinking laws.
Steve Fredriksson, SPF process director for the “Stand Tall Against Alcohol” Project, presented DeMario with a plaque at the meeting . Fredriksson singled out the Kenosha Police Department and the City Attorney’s Office for having eased the passing of an ordinance that now makes it easier for the Kenosha Police Department to cite underage drinkers.
At 12:31 p.m., units from the Kenosha Fire Department are responding to an apartment building in the 4900 block of 36th Avenue for a report of a possible carbon monoxide problem.
Dispatch says report came from We Energies who reported they received a call from a woman in a unit having trouble with her furnace and feeling dizzy. Dispatch is calling back to advise her to leave the apartment.
UPDATE 12:39 p.m. — Fire personnel on scene reports to dispatch that they have found no problem, but requests on behalf of residents that building be checked by We Energies.
At 11:14 a.m., a medical unit from the Kenosha Fire Department and police officers are responding to St. Joseph High School for a report of a student who passed out in a classroom.
UPDATE 11:16 a.m. — Dispatch relays report from school that students is now conscious, coherent and speaking. Police officer on scene confirms that status.
At 10:25 p.m., a medical unit from the Kenosha Fire Department is responding to Tremper High School for a report of a person with a headache.
Dispatch reports that patient is a 16-year-old female.
Today should see milder temperatures than we have been seeing in recent days, but there’s a price to be paid. One to 3 inches of price, in fact.
The National Weather Service forecast is calling for 1 to 3 inches of snow accumulation today in the area. The high temperatue should climb up to 32.
We may get another inch of accumulation tonight.
The heaviest snow will be in the late morning into the late afternoon.
A greatly lessened chance of snow continues for Tuesday.
At 6:23 p.m., Kenosha Fie Department is responding to a report of a natural gas smell coming from the basement in 2000 block of 61st Street.
Dispatch reports that home is believed to be vacant.
UPDATE 6:26 p.m. — We Energies also on the scene. Police blocking off traffic.
UPDATE 6:38 p.m. –Personnel on scene calls for more traffic control.
UPDATE 6:40 p.m. — Transit bus being called to scene.
UPDATE 6:48 p.m. — Personnel at scene reports that We Energies having difficulty locating a “troubleshooter” but will send on as soon as possible. Residents in immediate area being evacuated, according to scanner transmissions.
UPDATE 7:04 p.m. — Bus has arrived at scene.
UPDATE 7:13 p.m. — Structure has been made safe. Bus being released. Fire units returning to quarters.
Fill your stomach without emptying your wallet. Lunch is free, with 100 percent of tips benefiting Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Southeastern Area.
Texas Roadhouse, 7121 118th Ave. Kenosha, will open its doors from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. to serve you a free lunch consisting of a pulled pork sandwich, fries, applesauce and a soda. The wait staff will team up with local law enforcement officers to serve lunch.
Don’t forget to “Tip-a-Cop” as all donation tips received from the meals benefit the nearly 1,400 local Special Olympics athletes.
At 8:33 p.m., a Kenosha Fire Department medical unit and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a woman having a seizure at the Kenosha County Detention Center, 4777 88th Ave., Somers.