Monthly Archives: August 2012

Units responding to Shoreland Lutheran HS for injury

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At 7:24 p.m., Somers Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to Shoreland Lutheran High School for an injury.

Patient is on the football field and may have a broken leg.

Suspect arrested in shooting incident at Roosevelt and 24th Avenue

Kenosha Police today issued a statement regarding the identification of a juvenile suspect regarding a shooting that took place Aug.10 near 24th avenue and Roosevelt Road in Kenosha.

Here’s the statement:

On 08-10-12 at approximately 2229 hours Officers of the Kenosha Police Department responded to area of 24th Ave and Roosevelt Road for a report of a shooting. On arrival to this area Officers located two juvenile male subjects who had gunshot wounds, both were taken to local hospitals by Kenosha Fire Department rescue personnel. During this investigation a 16 year old male suspect was identified and taken into custody. Charges have been referred to the Kenosha County District Attorneys Office which include: 1 st Dergree Recklessly Endangering Safety, and two counts of 1 st Degree Reckless Injury PTAC with use of a dangerous weapon. The Juvenile suspect currently is in custody and has a hearing scheduled for Sept. 20 in Kenosha County Circuit Court.

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Suspect arrested for Kenosha bank robbery

Kenosha Police have announced the arrest of a suspect in a recent robbery of a Kenosha bank.

According to the media release: On April 23, 2012 Officers of the Kenosha Police Department were dispatched to the Johnson Bank located at 3928 60th Street for a robbery. The suspect in this robbery fled the scene and was not located at the time of the incident. Through the investigation the suspect was identified as a 36-year-old man from Randolph. The suspect is in custody and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Milwaukee will be prosecuting this case.

Units responding to crash on Highway 50 in Kenosha

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At 2:48 p.m., Kenosha Fire Department units and police officers are responding to a report of a crash in the 5300 block of Highway 50 in Kenosha.

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Units responding to crash on I-94

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At 2:01 p.m., units from Newport Fire Department, Bristol Fire and Rescue and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue are responding to a report of a crash on I-94 in the northbound lanes south of Highway C.

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County reporting two cases of H3N2v virus

The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting that 2 cases of variant influenza A (H3N2v) viruses have been identified in Kenosha County.

Since July 2012, 276 cases of H3N2v were reported and confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) among 10 different states.

The Kenosha County Division of Health is recommending the following precautions:

Labor Day holiday waste collection schedule announced for Kenosha

Here’s the lowdown from Kenosha on waste collection, in all of its many forms:
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Kenosha Harbor part of study that showed no DNA evidence of Asian carp here

A bighead carp/United States Geological Survey. Public Domain.

Samples from the Kenosha Harbor were part of a recent study that showed no environmental DNA evidence of Asian carp has been found in Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan tributaries or harbors.

The results were announced this week by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

From the press release:
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United Way of Kenosha County kick-off is Sept. 5

United Way of Kenosha County, an organization that mobilizes the caring power of Kenosha County to improve lives in measurable and lasting ways throughout our communities, invites the public to join in the celebration of the 2012 Campaign Kickoff. The breakfast event is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Gateway Technical College Conference Center, Madrigrano Auditorium.

Registration will take place from 7 to 7:30 am, with breakfast from 7:30 to 8 am. A brief program will follow, including the announcement of this year’s volunteer campaign leadership, and comments from United Way Board President Bryan Albrecht, United Way’s new CEO, Tracy Nielsen, and Honorary Campaign Chair Dr. Gregory Woodward, President of Carthage College.

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Last Peanut Butter & Jam concert held tonight

Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials drummer, Kelly Littleton.

Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, who are celebrating the release of their new CD, “Jump Start,” gave two free performances as part of the Peanut Butter & Jam concert series at Veteran’s Memorial Park (54th Street and Sixth Avenue).  The two concerts were at 11:30 a.m., and 6:00 pm today.

Mixing slide guitar boogies and Chicago shuffles with the deep slow-burns, Lil’ Ed Williams and the Blues Imperials deliver riotous, rollicking, and intensely emotional blues.  The members of the band are Lil’ Ed Williams, bassist James “Pookie” Young, guitarist Mike Garrett, and drummer Kelly Littleton.

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Historic Preservation Commission delays raze order

Heritage House – Kenosha;

The Historic Preservation Commission voted unanimously tonight to recommend to the city administration the delay of the raze order for the former Elk’s Club, the Heritage House building, located at 5706 Eighth Avenue.  They want more time to discuss with interested parties and follow-up on all leads for potential uses of the building.  Several developers have expressed an interest, and they will be going through the building in the next few weeks.

Mike Maki, a planner for the city’s Department of City Development, gave a synopsis of what has transpired on this issue.  In February of 2012, the city requested permission from the commission to raze the building.  The current ordinance calls for any action on any building that is on the local historical property list be reviewed by the commission.  This includes demolition as well as alterations.

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Another crime prevention meeting held tonight

Another crime prevention meeting was held at Pete’s Place, 4520 Eighth Avenue, tonight.  This was initiated by the Union Park Neighborhood Watch Program.  Fifty people were in attendance, and crime prevention officer Jeff Wamboldt was present, as well as two alderpersons.  They were Eric Haugaard representing the first district, and Chris Schwartz representing the second district.  Wamboldt said that he thought it was a great turnout.

Wamboldt passed out whistles, Neighborhood Watch (NW) packets containing identity theft brochures, NW window clings, a contact phone numbers sheet, and an old NW newsletter.

Wamboldt reiterated a lot of what was presented last night at the McKinley crime prevention meeting, such as the three components of Neighborhood Watch, the “crime triangle” or the “crime equation,” and the “broken window theory.”  To read about this meeting, click here:  McKinley Crime Prevention Meeting.

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Airport commission approves ordinance change on communication tower

Kenosha Regional Airport – Master Plan Update

At this afternoon’s Airport Commission meeting, a zoning ordinance change relating to communication towers was approved unanimously.  City development coordinator Brian Wilke gave some introductory comments about the item, and then Ray Arbet, public works director for Kenosha County, also spoke.  On August 9th, the City Plan Commission gave their approval as well.  See the related article:  City Plan Commission Approves Ordinance Change on Towers.  The Common Council will have to give its final approval.

The zoning ordinance currently regulates height and setbacks for communication towers via the conditional use permit process.  Generally speaking, communication (cellular) towers can vary from 100 feet to 150 feet in height.  Radio/television/relay towers can be constructed up to 300 feet in height.

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NFL Network in town Thursday to chart Bears-Packers rivalry

From the Kenosha Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau:

Hey Kenosha! Wear your Packer or Bear gear Thursday, August 30, 2012 for the NFL Network! The network is filming in town for a feature on Kenosha and the Bears/Packers rivalry. The public is invited to be part of the filming at The Brat Stop (12304 – 75th Street) at 12:30 p.m. More filming stops will be made during the day and evening. Watch the Kenosha Area CVB Facebook page for updates. The feature will air during the pre-game show before the Bears and Packers meet for the first time this season on September 13 on the NFL Network. Let’s paint the town blue/orange/green/gold!!!!!

KUSD welcomes nine new administrators

At the Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) regular school board meeting which was held earlier tonight, nine new administrators were introduced by school superintendent Michele Hancock and congratulated by the entire board.  They were:

  • Assistant superintendent of teaching and learning, Dr. Sue Savaglio-Jarvis (“Dr. Sue”);
  • Executive director of information systems, data management, and evaluation, Kristopher Keckler (“Mr. Kris”);
  • Executive director of community partnerships, Tanya Reuter;
  • Principal of Bradford High School, Dr. Kurt Sinclair;
  • Principal of Mahone Middle School, Teri Huck;
  • Assistant principal of Mahone Middle School, Steve Germain;
  • Assistant principal of Washington Middle School, Brett Basley;
  • Dual-Language Principal of the Edward Bain School of Language and Arts (EBSOLA), Dr. Betzaida Gomez; and
  • Coordinator of student engagement and equity, Paris Echols.

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McKinley crime prevention meeting

From left to right, Kenosha dispatch supervisor Josh Nielsen, director of joint services Thomas Genthner, crime prevention officer Ron Francis, alderperson of the 11th district, Scott Gordon, and crime prevention officer Jeff Wamboldt.

About thirty people were in attendance at tonight’s Neighborhood Watch meeting for the McKinley area.  Scott Gordon, the alderperson for the district, hosted the meeting at the Harbor Manufacturing Company, 2012 – 52nd Street.  Kenosha crime prevention officers Jeff Wamboldt and Ron Francis were in attendance, as well as two other alderpersons, Curt Wilson (13th district), and Patrick Juliana (7th district), to show their support.  “We want to make Kenosha a safe place to live,” said Wamboldt.

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Play date invite

The Kenosha Dream Playground Project invites you to a “play date” on Sunday, September 9th, 2012, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Upper Lake Park, 498 N. Lake Street, in Port Washington.  This is what the Kenosha team envisions for Kenosha, possibly at Southport Park.

Possibility Playground is a new kind of playground; one where children of all abilities are able to play together. It was built with children of all types of physical abilities in mind, and has been used by thousands of children and parents to blend the line between learning, therapy, and playtime.

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Crash at Highways H and 50 reported

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At 12:41 p.m., Joint Services Dispatch reports that they have received several calls about a crash at Highways 50 and H, in Pleasant Prairie.

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Pleasant Prairie teaching gardens hosts harvest fest

A harvest fest made up entirely of produce from the RecPlex community learning garden was held last night at the RecPlex Beach Pavilion, across Lake Andrea from the RecPlex, 9900 Terwall Terrace, in Pleasant Prairie.  This was the Walk, Grow & Sow Community Learning Garden’s celebration of their spring and summer efforts.

Jenell Pluskota, wellness coordinator at the RecPlex, and Kate Field, Gateway’s horticulture instructor, served as hostesses for last night’s event.  Here is what the menu consisted of:  Italian marinated baked chicken, tomato and cucumber salad, opal basil-infused garden medley salad, spicy chickpea and sweet potato stew, veggie pizza, zucchini, tomato and rice casserole, bean salad, coleslaw salad, chocolate mint cantalope, brownies, herbal tea, and pomegranate cherry drink.  There were about thirty people in attendance.

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Parks Commission approves plan for Southport Park

At tonight’s Board of Park Commissioners meeting, an agenda item had to do with spending $38,000 on a task order for professional services by SAA Design Group, Inc., for the master park plan for Southport Park.  The study is due to be be finalized by December 21st.

There will be a series of three informational meetings scheduled in the next four months, inviting the public to give their input.  Chairman Michael Orth said that “typically, they do more listening than talking at these informational meetings.  They then synthesize the input and then present it at the next meeting.”

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Units responding to battery at Kennedy Park

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At 9:17 p.m., Kenosha Fire Department units are responding to a report of a battery in Kennedy Park.

Dispatch says patient says someone beat him and took his car. Police officers also are on the scene.

Units responding to smoke in house in Kenosha

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At 3:48 p.m., Kenosha Fire Department units are responding to a report of smoke in a house in the 4700 block of 18th Avenue, in Kenosha.

Dispatch reports that people reporting smoke are refusing to evacuate while they rescue pets.

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Units responding to second fire in Kenosha

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At 12:01 p.m., Kenosha Fire Department units are responding to a report of a fire in the 4900 block of 36th Avenue, in Kenosha.

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Units responding to fire at Carthage College

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At 11:51 a.m., Kenosha Fire Department units are responding to a report of a fire at Carthage College in Kenosha.

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Units responding to injury at Carthage

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At 8:55 p.m., Kenosha Fire Department units are responding to a report of an injury at Carthage College.

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Units responding to report of explosion in Kenosha

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At about 8:05 p.m., Kenosha Fire Department units are responding to a report of an explosion and smoke in the area of the 4700 block of 22nd Avenue, in Kenosha.

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Units responding to fire call in Somers

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At 6:19 p.m., Somers Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a structure fire in the 200 block of 22nd Avenue, in Somers.

Dispatch says caller reports people inside the home were trying to put out the fire, but it was getting out of hand.

Units responding to crash in Pleasant Prairie

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At 4:30 p.m., Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and village police officers are responding to a report of a crash in the 3900 block of Springbrook Road, in Pleasant Prairie.

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Knitters sought for hats and mittens for Holiday House

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If you can knit or crochet, and are willing to make a few pairs of mittens or some children’s hats, Holiday House can use your help. Hats and mittens are distributed along with winter coats to local children in need during the Holiday House Winter Wraps event. This year’s event will be held from October 24 to October 26.

Winter Wraps serves children birth to 12 years of age. In 2011, over 1,700 children received warm winter coats, hats, and mittens. This year, the Holiday House Team expects to exceed that number of children served.  Holiday House serves area children in need through a coordinated community effort.

Major funding for Holiday House comes from Kenosha Christmas Charities, Inc. (Goodfellows).  The Holiday House participating agencies are:   the Kenosha County Department of Human Services, Women and Children’s Horizons, the Shalom Center, the Urban League of Racine and Kenosha, Southern Lakes Credit Union, Community Action Agency, Kenosha News, R.S.V.P., and Goodwill Industries, Inc.

If you would like further information on Holiday House, please contact Sherri Arnold, Goodwill Industries, Inc., at (262) 697-4500.

Parks Commission meeting to review Southport Park

At Monday’s Parks Commissioners meeting, the Southport Park will face city review.  The Parks Commission will give their recommendation on a request to order a master plan study of Southport Park by SAA Design Group, estimated to cost $30,000.  The meeting takes place at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 625 – 52nd Street.

Southport Park is located at 7501 Second Avenue.  The 29-acre park contains one sandlot diamond and one soccer field, a playground, hiking and bike trails, a community center for rent, a picnic shelter, and a beach area.

Please refer to prior articles on this subject to learn more:

Southport Beach House Resolution Topic of Contention

City Proposing to Fund Plan for Southport Beach House

Southport Beach House Total Restoration Could Cost $3 Million