Monday, February 4, 2013
Trustees voted on a number of issues Monday that help move the A&W project forward and approved new fees for renting spaces at village parks.
Lovers of the frothy deliciousness at A&W will be happy to note the restaurant's relocation to the east side of I-94 is moving ahead. Because of the widening of I-94 and the relocation of the west frontage road, restaurant owners Frank and Sharon Welch are planning to move A&W to a spot at Northwestern Avenue and East Frontage Road. Caledonia trustees voted unanimously Monday night to approve the final certified survey map of the three lots east of the Pilot survey on Northwestern Avenue. The survey is conditional, based on the assumption that the Welch family provide a satisfactory storm water management plan. The CSM was also contigent of the Village Board approving - which they did - a Memorandum of Understanding between the Welch's, …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Caledonia Police were notified by a highway foreman that there were two pit bulls found in a crate in Crawford Park. Countryside Humane Society took them in.
If you are missing two pit bulls, Countryside Humane Society probably has them. Two abandoned adult pit bulls were found in a metal crate at 11:35 a.m. Sept. 7 in Crawford Park, 5199 Chester Lane. According to a report by the Caledonia Police Department, the highway foreman found the dogs. They didn’t have any collars or tags, and no one was near the dogs. Police noted that the dogs appeared healthy as they had been well fed and didn’t have any signs that they had been used for dog fighting. Countryside Humane Society responded and took the dogs.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Suspect allegedly asks boys playing outside of Kmart if he can film them, then tries to sell them drugs he just stole from the store.
A 30-year-old Racine man is facing charges after he allegedly stole Coricidin from two Caledonia stores along with a girl’s bike and then asked several young boys if he could film them playing with a scooter. Charles E. Kirkpatrick was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of retail theft and 17 counts of bail jumping. If convicted, he faces up to 13 ½ years in prison and $180,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: A 11-year-old and his 14-year-old brother were with a friend outside of Kmart playing with a scooter when they saw Kirkpatrick come up to the store on a black bicycle, then park and walk inside. He came out minutes later and approached the boys and began to ask if he could film them playing …
Friday, September 16, 2011
If passed, the budget would increase almost 60 percent.
The Caledonia Parks and Recreation Commission will ask the Village Board for $46,000 next year, as opposed to the $29,140 budget it has this year. John Leiber, president of the Commission, presented his proposals to the commission Sept. 15. Leiber noted that there are two one-time expenses in next year’s budget that have to be addressed. The Commission wants to spend $8,000 painting the maintenance building and $5,000 to furnish a new concession stand at Crawford Park. The proposed budget calls for $3,000 for equipment, $1,000 for utilities and $1,000 for janitorial supplies, some of which will be used for the concession stand, the budget indicates. An extra $1,000 is also budgeted for the salaries of seasonal park employees. “We do expect…
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Local soldier was killed in Iraq in 2004.
Daniel Wyatt served in the Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Reserve regiment out of Milwaukee. And it was with those men - Capt. Roman Koshkin and Col. Morgan Mann - who came to a memorial ceremony at Crawford Park to honor Wyatt's service to his country. Hundreds of people gathered at the park to listen to Mann tell the story of Wyatt's death, which happened on October 12, 2004, and his life as a Marine. Several times Mann's voice cracked as he told how he heard and felt the explosion, how the radio came alive with the news that Daniel had died from the blast of an improvised explosive device and how Wyatt had most certainly saved his fellow Marines. Village board member, Tom Weatherston, said he didn't know Wyatt, but when you've …
Monday, June 20, 2011
The Daniel Wyatt Memorial Ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. July 9 at Crawford Park.
Over a dozen kids and their moms came out for a little recreation and supported a good cause during a Zumbathon at the Caledonia Community Center last week. Jenny Petrick, who helped organize the event, held the salsa influenced excercise class to help raise money for the Daniel Wyatt Memorial Fund. She raised $170, which fell short of her goal. "But at least it's something," she said. Petrick has known the Wyatt family for years. And when she heard that a memorial was being built to honor Daniel Wyatt, who was killed in Iraq in 2004, she decided to help raise money to help pay for it. Last month, the Village Board approved a resolution to name the concession stand and the baseball diamond area the “Lance Corporal Daniel Wyatt Memorial …
Monday, May 16, 2011
Lance Corporal Daniel Wyatt was killed in 2004 while serving in Iraq.
Caledonia resident Jennifer Petrick has known the Wyatt family for years. And when she heard that a memorial was being built to honor Daniel Wyatt, who was killed in Iraq in 2004, she decided to help raise money to help pay for it. Last month, the Village Board approved a resolution to name the concession stand and the baseball diamond area the “Lance Corporal Daniel Wyatt Memorial Ball Diamond” at Crawford Park. The park is located at 5199 Chester Lane. A flagpole will also be erected and a plaque will be at the base of the flagpole. Petrick is hosting a fundraiser where people can buy products from Wildtree Herbs from her and 20 percent of the proceeds will go to help pay for the memorial. But since Petrick knew Daniel, she’s also giving…
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Daniel Wyatt loved playing baseball and the Village Board approved a memorial in his honor Tuesday.
A memorial and park dedication will honor a Caledonia Marine, who died while serving in Iraq. Lance Corporal Daniel R. Wyatt, 22, was killed in the Babil Province, Iraq, on October 12, 2004. To honor his service and sacrifice, the Village Board approved a resolution Tuesday to name the concession stand and baseball diamond area the Lance Corporal Daniel Wyatt Memorial Ball Diamond at Crawford Park. The park is located at 5199 Chester Lane. Tom Weatherston, a Village Board member, said naming the area was important to him because he served in the military during the Vietnam War and he feels that all servicemen are brothers. “It’s important to honor a Caledonia native who lost his life in service to his country,” Weatherston said. Wyatt also…