Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Caledonia has 50 square miles, just became a village in 2005 and sometimes answering the question of where you're from is not an easy answer.
Like some relationships on Facebook, living in Caledonia is complicated. If you live in the 50 square miles called the Village of Caledonia, you might have a Franksville, Racine or Caledonia address. Some Town of Raymond residents actually have a Caledonia or Franksville address, but they live and pay taxes to the Town of Raymond. There's an unincorporated part of Caledonia and it has a Caledonia post office. But then again, you might live in the unincorporated community of Husher or have a Racine address, but actually pay taxes to the Village of Caledonia. Or you might live in Franksville, have a Franksville address, get your mail from a post office in Franksville and actually live in Caledonia. So we asked Caledonia residents on Facebook…
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
It's the start of a new year, and we want to know what you think might be coming down the road. Share your thoughts on what you think the future holds—or what you hope will happen.
With the calendar officially turned to 2013, you've likely made the resolutions you're going to make. Now, take out the crystal ball and let us know what you think will happen locally. Here are a few topics to get you started: Highway 38 reconstruction High crash rates and traffic needs have prompted the Department of Transportation to take a serious look at reconstructing Highway 38 in Caledonia. Routes have been proposed, but many of them aren't popular. Walmart It's been no secret that the big box store has its sights set on Caledonia. There's a dedicated and vocal opposition to the store coming to the proposed location at 4 Mile Road and Highway 31, but there are others who support having the retailer come to town. Wind Point …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Caledonia residents should be aware that garbage collection will be delayed due to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
For the next two weeks, garbage and recycling collection will be adjusted because of the Christmas and New Year holidays. Collections from Tuesday through Friday will be delayed one day. For example, if your normal collection day is Tuesday, for the next two weeks, it will switch to Wednesday. There will still be collections on Mondays. The holiday collections may be at an earlier time of day than normal. Residents are asked to put out garbage and recycling the night before your scheduled collection day.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Municipal clerks for Caledonia, Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant say absentee ballot voting strong the first day.
Early in person absentee voting started yesterday in Wisconsin and a steady stream of people voted at polling places in Caledonia, Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant. With both parties pushing voters to cast their absentee ballots early, they see that getting those ballots in early gives their respective parties an advantage and voters are listening. Caledonia resident Stephanie Seversin said she usually doesn’t vote early. “This was my first time voting early,” she said. “I usually vote on the day of the election, but I saw in the newspaper that they were asking us to vote early.” By 2 p.m. Monday poll worker John Barnes said they already had a couple hundred people come to the Caledonia Safety Building to vote early. “We’ve probably had 750 …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Two teenagers hoped that an apology and return of the victim's property would suffice, but he is pressing charges and now they both face felonies.
An apology didn't do any good after two teens were allegedly caught stealing golf clubs from an open garage in Racine. Jordan Zimmerman, 18, of Mount Pleasant, and Kevin Flick, 17, of Caledonia, were charged Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court with a single count each of felony burglary of a building or dwelling. If convicted, they each face up to 12-1/2 years in prison and/or up to $25,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: Zimmerman and Flick were driving around Monday afternoon after spending time at McDonald's and Johnson Park when they spotted an open garage of a home on N. Wisconsin Street. They could see a golf bag with clubs, so Flick reportedly parked the car around the corner from the home, ran into the garage and …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Village residents attended an open house Thursday to learn more about village plans to replace aging sewer and water lines. Widening and improving roads in the Kremer subdivision is also on the table, and that is not making some residents very happy.
A number of residents expressed their opinions Thursday at an open house about proposed sewer and street work in the Kremer subdivision. The project will combine plans to replace the sanitary sewer, water, and storm utility system and will be bid out as a complete package to help keep costs down, said Tony Bunkelman, assistant village engineer. Still, special assessments are expected to run between $5,200 and $5,500 per lot. "Final numbers will depend on the final bid, but I expect the costs to be roughly the same as when we did Johnson Drive a couple of years ago," he said. Mike Steiner, project manager at Foth, the engineering firm designing the work, said the idea is to add eight to 10 feet to the 22-foot wide roads to provide parking …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Wauwatosa's Jocelyn Flashinski, who was killed by a train Friday, had developed strong bond with local autistic children.
Whenever Jocelyn Flashinski was coming over for therapy, young Mario Martinez, who is autistic, would wait impatiently for her. “He would sit at the window or the door. He would recognize her car. He would say ‘Jocelyn’s coming today,’” said the now 9-year-old boy’s father, Jesse Martinez of Milwaukee. Martinez paused to stifle tears Tuesday as he talked about the Wauwatosa woman who became more than just a therapist to his young son, and who had known Mario since he “was in Pampers.” When she met Mario, he couldn’t talk. “He was afraid of the wind when the trees would move. She got him past that,” Martinez said. “I told her, ‘Thank you for giving us back our son. Thank you for letting us know who Mario is. I think it was just the …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Take a look at all of the news coverage from the Racine Tea Party Event, which drew a crowd of about 4,000 people to Gorney Park in Caledonia yesterday.
At Wisconsin Tea Party Rally, Republicans Stress National Importance Of Recall The message: win in Wisconsin and win the general. posted Jun 2, 2012 5:06pm EDT CALEDONIA, Wisconsin — A Tea Party rally on Saturday drew a thousand or so to a field in Racine County to hear some of Wisconsin's biggest Republican stars highlighted ... GOP leaders make final push for Wisconsin Gov. Walker msnbc.com By Alex Moe, NBC News CALEDONIA, WI -- Top Republicans were out in full force Saturday morning with just three days to go before the all-important recall election in the Badger State, stumping for incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Priebus: I Won't Play Into The Narrative That Wisconsin Democrats Are Losing posted Jun 2, 2012 3:27pm EDT Priebus …
Friday, May 25, 2012
The number of people asking for absentee ballots in Caledonia isn't as high as the November 2010 general election, but they are certainly higher than the number requested in the recall primary election last month.
As the June 5 recall election draws near, Caledonia Village Clerk Karie Torkilsen say her office has received about 1,900 absentee ballots — double cast during the primary election last month. Of those 1,900 ballots, 1,500 are temporary and 400 are permanent absentee ballot requests. This number of absentee ballot requests in Caledonia is following a statewide trend, according to the Government Accountability Board, which oversees elections in Wisconsin. “I’m expecting a lot more people to come in next week to vote in person,” Torkilsen said. “The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is the May 31, so based on what we are getting in the mail per day I would guess an additional 50 to 75.” Temporary ballots are for voters who are …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Map out your weekends using Patch's community calendar to find the best rummage sales in Caledonia. One man's trash is another man's treasure!
Whether you call them garage sales, rummage sales or yard sales, Patch wants to be the first place you check each weekend to find locally used treasures. We want anyone who's planning a yard sale to enter it in our community calendar. Not only will it show up in our daily morning newsletter sent to thousands of local residents, it will also show up on our home page the day of your yard sale.