Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Jonathan Kwiatkowski's family planted a memorial garden in his name, but a neighbor has complained to the village that it's a nuisance. The neighbor says the memorial reminds him of his and his roommate's own personal tragedy. Now he's dropping the compla
UPDATE: The neighbor who filed a complaint saying his neighbor's memorial to his son was a nuisance has dropped the complaint, according to a story in the Journal Times. In his letter to Village President Bill Bensman dated Tuesday, the retired educator said he (McNulty) was withdrawing the complaint “based on the thoughtful rearrangement of the memoriam.” Here's the original story: WIND POINT, WI -- One month after a local man was fatally stabbed at his family's home in April 2011, family members planted a memorial garden in the front yard as a Mother's Day present for the victim's mom. Jonathan Kwiatkowski's brothers, Kyle and Corey, and his sister-in-law Cassie, planted the garden around a tree in front of the family's Wind Point home…
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Racine County District Attorney Richard Chiapete started laying out the state's case on the first day of testimony against Sean Forester-Hoare, who is accused of the first degree murder of Jonathan Kwiatkowski in April 2011.
WIND POINT – Jurors heard a chilling 911 call from murder victim Jonathan Kwiatkowski on Tuesday during the first day in the trial of Sean Forester-Hoare, who is facing first-degree murder charges. The call occurred during a physical confrontation involving his parents, Lori and Tim, and his brother Corey fighting Forester-Hoare at their home in the 5300 block of Valley Trail Drive at 2:41 a.m. April 4, 2011. Lori Kwiatkowski also gave a dramatic testimony as she talked about the details surrounding her son's death. Jonathan Kwiatkowski was stabbed in the neck with a five-inch knife during the altercation. Forester-Hoare faces possible life in prison. In defense attorney Jonathan LaVoy's opening statement, he said Forester-Hoare had the …
Monday, November 14, 2011
The following information was supplied by the Caledonia Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Wind Point - A homeowner scared off a possible burglar from his home at 4:04 p.m. Nov. 10 in the 5300 block of Hunt Club Road. Officials with the Village of Wind Point had asked for mutual aid from the Caledonia Police Department. The suspect rang the doorbell to the home, but when the homeowner looked outside he only saw a blue car parked in his driveway. Going to a side window, he saw a man wearing all black and a scarf covering his face on his front porch, according to a report by the Caledonia Police Department. The homeowner didn’t answer the front door, but then 15 minutes later he heard the doorbell ring again and saw the same person outside. The man had a backpack and he saw the suspicious man going into his backyard, kneel down …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Racine County Property Transfers from Oct. 17 through Oct. 21.
Caledonia 3511 Buckley Rd. $143,500 820 Kaywood Dr. $40,000 5820 Middle Rd. $244,00 2119 Parkway Dr. $195,000 Mt. Pleasant 4140 Pennington Lane $170,000 1925 Trevino Trail $650,000 7944 Gina Dr. $115,000 4937 High Meadows Terrace $185,000 5912 Independence Rd. $225,000 13300 Spring St. $120,000 1835 Ryan Rd. $277,000 3140 Wood Rd., Unit 1 $83,000 1403 Pinecone Ridge $271,000 4244 S Circle Dr. $212,000 Sturtevant 9109 Hulda Dr. $125,000 2933 95th S $73,000 2824 91st St $109,000 Wind Point 4253 Lake Meadow Dr. $247,000 5110 Darby Place $179,900
Friday, July 1, 2011
Crews are still working to restore power in some areas of Caledonia, Wind Point and North Bay.
Do you want to know more about this topic? “Like” us on Facebook. If we get more than 10 likes, we’ll know to do a follow-up. A super cell thunderstorm formed several miles out over Lake Michigan, blew across the lake, and smashed into the shoreline near Wind Lake and Caledonia at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30. “Normally you wouldn’t see that,” said a spokesperson for NWS. “You might see them form over land and produce a gust like that, but this did do that. While super cell thunderstorms aren’t unheard of, you don’t see them every year.” At the Racine Airport, wind gusts reached 66 mph, according to officials with the National Weather Service. A number of trees and power lines were down. Work crews cleared a number of trees along Erie…
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Clouds are swirling along the lake shore.
Have any photos from the Wind Storm? As a Patch user, you can upload them. A number of trees and power lines were down in an odd wind storm that happened about 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30 in Wind Point and Caledonia. Work crews cleared a number of trees along Erie St., and Four Mile Road.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Lori Kwiatkowski, mother of murder victim Jonathan Kwiatkowski, testified in a preliminary hearing why Sean Forester-Hoare allegedly killed her son.
A courtroom filled with friends and family sobbed as Lori Kwiatkowski gave her testimony in a preliminary hearing Wednesday as she recalled how her son, Jonathan Kwiatkowski, died on April 4. Sean Forester-Hoare, 29, lived three houses down from Kwiatkowski and his family. Forester-Hoare is accused of first-degree intentional homicide. If convicted, he faces life in prison. Kwiatkowski, 21, of Wind Point, was stabbed in the throat while he was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher. He died after he, and his family, had a violent conflict with Forester-Hoare over his driving, said Lori Kwiatkowski. "You took his life," Lori said. "You took my baby's life because of his driving!" Lori, who is the state's only witness in the case, told the court…
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Sturtevant has completed the process, but Mount Pleasant and Caledonia are still tallying costs, and officials from those villages expect to have documentation completed by next week.
Whether you call it Snowmageddon or Snowtorious Big or just a big mess, the Feb. 2, 2011 blizzard cost municipalities a lot of money in labor, equipment and salt for icy roads. But because the days just before and after, roughly Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, have been declared an emergency disaster period, the Villages of Caledonia, Wind Point, Sturtevant and Mount Pleasant are eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency funds to help cover the costs involved with clearing all that snow. Chuck Stachowski, director of public works for Sturtevant, said FEMA guidelines include choosing a 48-hour period between Jan. 31 and Feb. 4, tallying the costs, and then submitting an application for reimbursement. FEMA is expected to kick in 75 percent, the …
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Property transfers from April 11 - 15.
Four great properties in Caledonia and Wind Point will welcome new homeowners: 5730 Sandview Lane $215,000 1706 Ellis Avenue $27,500 700 Waters Edge #7 $290,000 1706 Johnson Avenue $26,000
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Caledonia, Sturtevant, Mt. Pleasant, North Bay and Wind Point residents can use this service.
Wondering what to do with those leftover solvents, fertilizers, insecticides and other things in your garage, basement or closets? The first of this year’s seven planned household hazardous waste collections runs from 8 a.m.to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Residents, living east of I-94, can drop off items at the collection site located at 6200 21st Street, just north of the former Sam’s Club. “We run the gamut—old solvents, oil-based paint, floor cleaner. It’s almost like a history lesson. We’ll see cans and boxes of stuff that’s 50 years old,” says Keith Haas, general manager of the Racine Water & Wastewater Utilities, which organizes the hazardous waste drop-off. Last year’s collection program took in about 71,000 pounds of materials from …