Units responding for alarm in Trevor

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At about 1:53 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to the 25700 block of 110th Street in Trevor for a residential supervisory alarm.

UPDATE 1:55 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on scene reports no signs of fire from exterior.

UPDATe 1:56 p.m. — Fire unit on scene will handle call. All other units can stand down.

A word from our sponsors: May 20, 2018 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Here are open houses being hosted today by Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty (click the links below for more information):

2343 Catherine Ave, Twin Lakes

310 Park Ave, Twin Lakes

11314 Bristol Rd, Bristol

32001 Geneva Rd, Salem

427 9th Pl, Kenosha

6230 373rd Ave, Burlington

43230 N US Hwy 45, , IL

A word from our sponsors: Register now for Westosha Falcon Youth Football Fall Tackle & Summer Camp

westosha-falcons-youth-football-logoNote: Westosha Falcon Youth Football is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Give your athlete the Westosha Falcon Youth Football 100% ALL-PLAY ADVANTAGE!

Register now for Fall Tackle, and Summer Camp at www.westoshafootball.org or in-person on May 30 from 5-7 p.m.in the CHS lobby.

WFYF players receive a position on offense or defense PLUS positive coaching with a focus on fundamentals, safety, sportsmanship, and academics. Please contact (262) 287-7410 for additional details.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes registration due May 29

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a free, 6-week educational series designed by Stanford University to give you tools to take care of yourself while caring for a loved one. This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.

The next class is Thursdays, May 31 – July 12 (this is a 7-week series because there is no class on July 5) 6 – 8 p.m., Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th Street, Room B, Bristol.

Registration is required by Tuesday, May 29. For more information or to register, contact the Aging & Disability Resource Center: 262-605- 6646 or 1-800- 472-8008. Or register online at adrc.kenoshacounty.org. Look for the red registration button.

Salem School participates in Pennies for Patients

Jennifer Meier’s 3rd grade class raised $627 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during Salem School’s Pennies for Patients donation drive. /Submitted photo

Recently, Salem School students and staff participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual Pennies for Patients event. Donations were collected to help the organization find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Salem students, their families, and school staff raised $4,600 for this worthy cause.

Two classes in particular raised over $600 each. Jennifer Meier’s third grade class raised $627 and Kelly Rynberg’s 5th grade class raised $621.

Kelly Rynberg’s 5th grade class raised $621 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during Salem School’s Pennies for Patients donation drive. /Submitted photo

A word from our sponsors: May 19, 2018 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Here are open houses being hosted today by Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty (click the links below for more information):

23410 112th St, Trevor

Deaths May 18, 2018: Fredrick R. “Guy” Lambert, Richard “Richie” Julius Stasierowski

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The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information:

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A word from our sponsors: In-person registration dates for Junior Panthers Football & Cheerleading coming up

Note: Western Kenosha County Youth Football and Cheer Program is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Western Kenosha County Youth Football and Cheer Program (formerly Bulldogs) is thrilled to begin its 19th season with some exciting new changes.  The program will begin 2018 with a new name — the Junior Panthers. Along with the new name the program will also be sporting the new team colors of red and black.

Junior Panthers has scheduled in-person registrations at Jr. Panther World Headquarters, 307 Lake St. in downtown Silver Lake. In person registration dates and times are:

  • May 5th 11:00AM-2:00PM
  • May 10th 6:00-7:30PM
  • May 14th 6:00-7:30PM
  • May 22nd 6:00-7:30PM
  • May 30th 6:00-7:30PM
  • June 5th 6:00-7:30PM
  • June 6th 6:00-7:30PM
  • June 7th 6:00-7:30PM

For more information or questions on tackle please contact Mike Gentile at wkcyfvptackle@gmail.com or for cheerleading questions contact Ashley Schaufel at wkcyfvpcheer@gmail.com.

The tackle football program will continue to participate in The Chicagoland Youth Football League (TCYFL). Tackle football for children in kindergarten through 8th Grade will still be offered. Teams are divided upon a specific age and weight restrictions at each level making our program a safer and more equitable way for participants to learn the game of football. You can learn more about the age/weight parameters by visiting https://goo.gl/ck39UP.

This year two different cheerleading programs will be offered. Regular rec league cheer will begin in late July and end in November, as well as the new competitive cheerleading program. Rec league will run concurrently with the football program, cheering at weekly games and events. The competitive program will compete at various competitions throughout the year depending on availability. Cheerleaders will also have the option to participate in both programs at an additional cost. Competitive Cheer squads will still participate at various league events.

More information on Junior Panthers football and cheerleading programs is available here.

Twin Lakes receives Budget Presentation Award

Twin Lakes village government recently received recognition of following good budgetery practices.

From a news release from the Government Finance Officers Association:

Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to announce that Village of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, has received GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as: • a policy document • a financial plan • an operations guide • a communications device. Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award. When a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is granted to an entity. a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation is also presented to the individual(s) or department designated as being primarily responsible for having achieved the award. This has been presented to Jennifer Frederick, Village Administrator. There are over 1,600 participants in the Budget Awards Program. The most recent Budget Award recipients, along with their corresponding budget documents, are posted quarterly on GFOA’s
website. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.

Search underway in Wheatland

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At about 9 a.m., law enforcement agencies are conducting a search in the area of Highway 50 and Highway 83 north in Wheatland, Kenosha County Scanner Facebook page is reporting. Here’s a link to their post: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2082832385064491&id=1149085318439207

Randall School students participate in 2018 Math 24 competition

Randall School participated in the Annual Math 24 competition sponsored by the Southern Lakes Advanced Learners Network.

This competition provides an opportunity for students in the area to complete at various levels using the Math 24 game.

This year, 12 students from Randall participated in this event. Here are the awards taken home:

4th grade — Pete Tassone was high scorer for Randall’s team.

5th grade — Lucas Mangold took 1st place for 5th grade at the event, also was the high scorer for Randall. Kassie Baggett took 4th place for 5th grade at the event.

6th grade — James Kiraly took 1st place for  6th grade at the event, high scorer for Randall’s 6th grade team. Tyler Bell took 5th place for all 6th grade at the event.

7th grade — Riley Buchert took 6th place for all the 7th grade teams, high scorer for Randall 7th graders.

Fox River slips below 12 feet; flood warning continues

The Fox River has slipped below flood stage of 11 feet as measured at the New Munster gauge.

The river was measured at 11.88 feet at 4 a.m., Friday.

 A flood warning remains in effect.

The current forecast for the river has it slipping below flood stage Sunday morning.

There is a 60 percent chance of rain Friday night, with a tenth to a quarter inch possible.

 

Garage sales page updated

garage-saleWest of the I’s garage sales page has been updated — and it’s a big week for sales.

Be sure to check it out each week before you begin your bargain hunting.

If you’d like your sale added to the list, please drop us a line at darren@westofthei.com. Include your address, days, hours etc. We’ll even add a map to your info.

Deaths May 17, 2018: Verna T. Ramelow, Helen J. Sarmont

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The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information:

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Units responding for water emergency report on Powers Lake

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At about 3:28 p.m., Twin Lakes Rescue units, other fire department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to Powers Lake for a report of a possible water emergency.

Per dispatch: Notification has been received from an in car system of an impact alarm mapping  a vehicle as in Powers Lake in the area of 405th Avenue and 91st Street.

UPDATE 3:43 p.m. — Per dispatch: Units on the scene have not located anything yet. Responding dive team members staging at Randall Fire Station.

UPDATE 3:56 p.m. — Per dispatch: Person who was driving car is on Powers Lake in a boat. Car is parked on shore. Person returning to boat launch to meet with deputy. Car confirmed to be parked at boat launch.

Public invited to Bristol School facilities and growth workshop May 21

The Bristol School District is hosting a meeting Monday, May 21 to gather opinions about its future.

From a news release distributed by the district:

The Bristol School District #1 Board of Education and Administration invite all community members of the school district to join us for an interactive community workshop on Monday, May 21, 2018 on topics related to school district growth and facilities as together we continue planning strategically for our future. Community and staff input gathered at the workshop will be used to guide facilities-related decision making. We will gather from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday May 21, 2018 at Bristol School District #1 in the large gym (Note: Time and location changed from original — DH) located at 20121 83rd Street. All district residents are invited and encouraged to join the conversation. As part of the District’s long-range planning process, the Bristol School District #1 Board of Education selected Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) in March 2018 to complete Facilities Assessments related to Educational Adequacy, ADA accessibility and building capacity and utilization. These assessments are the first step in developing a long-term facilities plan.The highlights of this detailed report (available on the district website www.bristol.k12.wi.us) will be shared at the community workshop. This summer, using the community’s input, the Board of Education and District administrators will to develop preliminary potential solutions and high-level cost estimates to address the needs identified in the Facilities Assessments.

Wheatland Center School mathletes compete in 2018 regional meet

/Submitted photo

The hard work and success of Wheatland Center School Mathletes continued at the Regional Math Meet that was held at the Kenosha County Center on March 14.

Students in grades fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth competed against forty other math students from 10 local schools.

Members of the fifth and sixth grade Wheatland team were: Sofia Bronson, Evan Close, Nolin Jannke, Elizabeth Nickolette, Jack Brenton, Josh Dorobek, Ian Kerkman, and Amanda Rainey. Members of the seventh and eighth grade team were: Alex Bush, Gwen Hammond, Keghan Pye, Kianna Weis, Austin Butterfield, Jessica Dorobek, Carly Lois, and James Vineyard.

Sixth grader Josh Dorobek scored second overall for his grade level and received an individual medal. The fifth and sixth grade math team finished 1st place overall and will compete in the MegaMath meet in Madison in May.

Deaths May 16, 2018: Harold F. Schloegl, Joanne M. Willkomm

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The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information:

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Free community education on substance abuse available in May in Salem

Free community education  on substance abuse disorders will take place in May.

On May 24, Addiction is a Disease will be presented.

On May 31, Types of Treatment will be presented.

Both programs will be presented from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Community Library, 24615 89th St., Salem. Pizza will be served.

The programs are presented by The Sharing Center, Hope Council on Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse, Kenosha County Substance Abuse Coalition and Women and Children’s Horizons.

For more info or to RSVP contact: guida@hopecouncil.org or 262-658-8166.

2018 Twin Lakes Movies in the Park series to begin June 8

Twin Lakes’ 2017 Movies in the Park series will begin in June.

The free movies are brought to you by the village government and through donations from area businesses. Bring a blanket and a chair. The movies are shown at Lance Park Amphitheater. Movies start at dusk.

The schedule is as follows:

  • June 8 — Deep
  • June 22 — Wonder
  • July 20 — Coco
  • July 27 — Finding Dory
  • Aug. 10 — A Wrinkle in Time

Fox River crests, starting to recede

The Fox River has crested at 12.43 feet as measured at the New Munster gauge.

That high water mark came at 9:15 p.m, Tuesday. As of 5 a.m. Wednesday, the river stood at 12.4 feet.

The National Weather Service had been forecasting a crest of 13 feet. The current forecast calls for the river to dip below flood stage of 11 feet by Sunday morning.

A flood warning remains in effect.

Garage sales page updated

garage-saleWest of the I’s garage sales page has been updated — and it’s a big week for sales.

Be sure to check it out each week before you begin your bargain hunting.

If you’d like your sale added to the list, please drop us a line at darren@westofthei.com. Include your address, days, hours etc. We’ll even add a map to your info.

Deaths May 15, 2018: Chester J. Cholewinski

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The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information:

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Bristol School honor roll third quarter 2017-18 school year

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The following Bristol School students were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year:

*Denotes straight A’s

Fourth grade — *Kayleigh Bannon, Paige Bastrup, Ryan Bergmann, Andrew Biehn, Iain Blair, *Evelyn Brandt, *Spencer Brankey, *Evan Buntrock, *Sophia Cetera, *Hayden Chyla, Joseph Corbeil, Ayden Cowart, Sadie Crane, Lauren Dahlberg, *Alexis Davis, *Paxton Ferruzzi, Meghan Gallentine, Leo Galton, Clara Garcia, Madilyn Gomez, Quintin Graf, James Hack, *Joseph Hamm, Zachary Hanusek, Wiley Harvell, Parker Haubrich, Molly Herda, Lila Heriford, *Lexi Hernandez, Benjamin Hubbard, Addysen Jines, Reid Kaebisch, *Matthew Koeppen, Zachary Koprovic, Tori Kriens, Addison Kumpfer, Benjamin Kunkel, Alexander Lenart, Abby Lensmeyer, *Jakob Loecher, Makya Lordier, Joseph Luciano, *James Maciuk, Madison Mauser, Aiden Mickewicz, Isabel Morales, Dylan Oberembt, Hunter Oberembt, Camden Oppenneer, *Conner O’Reilly, Addison Palmer, Lola Patterson, *Jackie Pelli, *Olivia Peter, *Aubree Phillips, *Jora Phillips, *Jori Pietschman, Haylee Puidokas, Langan Pumala, Alexsandra Rangel, Adrianna Rocco, *Madison Ross, Olivia Schwab, *Gunnar Schwartz, Ferris SmithSmith, Samuel Stencil, Avery Topercer, Aubrey Vavra, Nathan Walczak, Cameron Walkington, *Sentrell Watts, *Briel Weis, Isabel Weyrauch, Finnegan Whipple, David Wiebers, *Micah Wolff.

Fifth grade — Teagan Alexander, *Kristin Antos, Isaac Beltran, *Ellie Boncer, Konner Boyd, Noah Burnett, Gabriel Catuara, Trinity Chevrette, Lily Christensen, Hunter Conklin, Reilly Crisp, Nathan Danner, Zachary DeLong, Charlie Dietz, *Jillian Duke, Jonathan Ekkela, Rachel Erich, Kelan Fenters, *Graham Foerster, Mikayla Franco, Aubrey Fritz, Nicole Garcia Herrera, Taleia Gomez, Gabrielle Gonwa, Reid Hansche, *Makenna Heseman, Amelia Jacobi, Hailey Kaur, Justin Keeker, *Rosse Klunchoo, Caden Kramer, *Evan Leafblad, Erick Lopez Cazarez, Liam Lubkeman, Emily Mallace, *Ella Mattson, Owen Mattson, Mackenzie Miles, *Evelyn Neideffer, Morgan Nelson, Jakob Newell, Max Nottingham, Dallas Padgett, Austin Rynberg, Heaven Salts, Brody Schulte, Kostandino Sdralis, John Sedlacek, Jack Spiegel, *Zhanna St. Germain, Vaughn Stalker, Kelsey Stowell, Kaitlin Sturycz, Takis Therman, Nicholas Tortorici, Amelia Uchacz, Brandon Weddel, Riley Williams, *Anna-Lena Winkler, *Jack Zirkelbach.

Sixth grade — *Ryan Anderson, Morgan Baber, *Grace Bertz, *Alyssa Bollwark, Darla Bonnes, *Jayda Briggs, Joshua Brown, *Lauryn Buesing, Kaylee Buntrock, Avery Burns, *Ayden Burns, Quentin Burns, Logan Bush, Maegan Carver, Lauren Caya, Grace Cox, Ava Craig, Ayden Crowe, *Hayden Danielowicz, *Caroline DeGoey, *Katherine Denman, Elena Espada, Ethan Fisher, *Morgan Frederking, Kate Girard, Shaine Grinde, Emma Hall, *Abbey Hart, Molly Harvell, Madelyn Haubrich, Leeanna Hauch, Aidan Hawkins, Hannah Hoeft, *Jordan Jozefiak, Vanessa Kelley, *Brock Koeppel, Vivian Kveck, Andrew Magdovitz, Shaylee McCann, *Imagin Melrose, *Ava Miller, *William Monday, Ellianna Olson Exferd, Jordan Oppenneer, Alexis Palmer, *Emmy Parks, *Adit Patel, *Evan Pelli, Luke Pelli, Grace Persino, Christian Peter, Lindsay Piktel, *Katie Polick, Crystal Rangel, Sienna Reid, Seth Scheele, Joseph Shaffer, Madelyn Smith, Ethan Sorensen, Ruslan St. Germain, Brandon Stewart, Rachelle Talbert, Samantha Territo, Anna Topercer, *Joshua Topercer, *Damian Uchacz, *Katelyn Walker, *Kylie Walker, Jordyn Watts, Michael Webers, Ryan Weitzel, Hezekiah Whipple, Shannon Wiebers, Hannah Wynhoff, Julia Wynhoff, *Audrey Zeller, Katherine Zeller, Cody Zwiebel.

Seventh grade — Ashlyn Anderson, Lindsay Anderson, *Nicholas Argersinger, *Katelynn Bergmann, Seth Brankey, *Jacob Briggs, Sara Brown, Grace Cetera, Tristan Chevrette, *Morgan Chyla, Emma Crocher, Natali Cruz, Kiley Cummings, Riley Dahms, John Delavan, *Elizabeth Dietz, *Andrew Eckhart, Samuel Ellefson, Sydney Farm, *Joshua Felske, Lillian Floss, Max Galton, Brooke Giannotti, Reid Glassen, Aidan Gomez, Eli Gomez, David Gonwa, Anthony Hall, William Herda, Leslie Herrera, *Liam Horrom, Collin Kadel, Grace Kitterman, Anthony Krause, Hunter Lordier, Cody Miller, Brooke Mueller, Gabriella Neideffer, *Elle O’Reilly, *Arlen Palmen, Ella Peschman, Emma Ramis, *Reese Rynberg, Annastasia Scheele, Kade Scott, *Avery Sipiora, Marlee Sipiora, *Brooke Smith, Melaney Smith, Connor Speirs, Grace Verzal, *Lindsey Wiedmeyer, *Ian Witt, *Taya Witt.

Eighth grade — Aleksandra Bojanic, Emma Brandt, Emma Brewer, *Mallory Burns, Quinn Caya, Haley Conklin, Nicholas Duke, *Ariana Eiler, *Christina Ekkela, *Savannah Fisher, Lauren Foerster, Elizabeth Gayhart, Spencer George, Audrey Girard, Mackenzie Gonzalez, Viny Greco, Aleena Haider, Hunter Johnson, Logan Jozefiak, Emma Kirton, Daniel Koffen, Troy Lehmann, Ruby Loecher, Abby Mallace, Matthew Mallace, Asa McGonegal, *Makayla Millhouse, Samuel Monday, Claire Nelson, Dennis Padgett, *Amanda Palmen, Easton Parks, Taylor Parrish, Tori Parrish, Aryan Patel, Oma Patterson, Vivian Pelli, Logan Piktel, Mariel Reid, Drew Reiter, Kevin Resh, Ellie Reynolds, *Jack Rose, *Tyler Schoolcraft, Anastasia Sdralis, *Dean Serritella, James Talbert, Niko Therman, *Daniel Tompkins, *Bryan Topercer, Catherine VanKammen, Katie Walkington, *Alyssa Weber, *Alexandra Wells, Samantha Wenberg, Abigail Yule.

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A word from our sponsors: Polish your golf game year round at Westosha Sports Complex

Note: Westosha Sports Complex is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement.  — DH

Weather or season never gets in the way of your golf game at Westosha Sports Complex in Silver Lake.

Westosha Sports Complex is a professional training facility where players up their game, practice their swings, and just have fun.

Westosha Sports Complex features Full Swing, the worldwide leader in cutting edge indoor golf simulation technology. Full Swing simulators are in the homes of top Tour Pros including Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Jim Furyk, Padraig Harrington, and many more. Its patented dual tracking technology delivers superior ball tracking data and makes Full Swing the only simulator that actually measures ball flight indoors. With over 30 years of experience, Full Swing provides the most accurate and realistic golf experience you can find. There are 15 different courses you can play.

Hours are: Monday through Tuesday 3-9 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. If you are looking for an earlier tee time call us at least 48 hours in advance and we will try and accommodate you. Refreshments, including beer, are avilable for purchase.

If your game is baseball or softball, stop in for Westosha Sports Complex’s HitTrax baseball/softball hitting simulator.

HitTrax is not your average batting cage. Its patented technology measures real-time data and displays live results for immediate feedback. Analyze key performance metrics to identify tendencies before stepping onto the field.

With HitTrax, players are further engaged, in-depth performance reports are generated. Whether it’s hitting leagues, tournaments or home run derby’s, HitTrax brings the excitement of the outdoor game into this facility.

Click here for full pricing details.

Westosha Sports Complex is located at 1215 N. Pryor St, Silver Lake.

Fox River tops 12 feet, heading higher

The Fox River topped 12 feet early Tuesday morning and appears to still be on the rise considering subsequent readings at the New Munster gauge.

As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, the river stood at 12.35 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet. A National Weather Service flood warning remains in effect. 

A crest of 13 feet is forecast for early Wednesday afternoon. That crest is slightly less than in earlier forecasts.

Helping the river forecast is that the only significant chance of rain in the latest, local NWS forecast is for Saturday night (50 percent chance of thunderstorms) and Sunday (40 percent).

A word from our sponsors: The Aging Mastery Program® starting at Westosha Senior Community Center May 17

Note: Westosha Senior Community Center is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

The Aging Mastery Program®, sponsored by the National Council on Aging, is coming to the Westosha Senior Community Center.

Geared towards seniors 50 years and older, this fun program will help older adults improve their health, financial security and overall well-being. AMP is all about feeling better today and staying healthy for the future. We believe that small steps can make a big difference in our health and happiness, and that even modest improvements can make life more fun and meaningful.  AMP empowers older adults to make and maintain important changes and gain skills they need.

  • 6-Week Class, Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning May 17, 2018.
  • Refreshments and lunch provided at each class.
  • Hear from local expert speakers, engage in class activities and meet new friends.
  • Over $60 in value for just $25 (scholarships available, ask for details).
  • Pre-registration is required. Limited spots available.

Contact the Westosha Senior Community Center at (262) 891-3436 or email at director@westoshaseniorcenter.com to register for The Aging Mastery Program®.

Visit our website (www.westoshaseniorcenter.com) for a full list of senior programs:

  • Tai Chi
  • Chair Yoga
  • Chair Fitness
  • Line Dancing
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Ceramics
  • Crafters Corner
  • Oil Painting
  • Bingo
  • Bread & Bakery
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool, cards, games & MORE.

The Westosha Senior Community Center is located at 19200 93rd Street (Highway C) Bristol. Phone: (262) 891-3436. Website: www.westoshaseniorcenter.com.

Fox River tops flood stage

The Fox River, as forecast by the National Weather Service, exceeded flood stage of 11 feet by about 2 p.m. Monday afternoon.

As of 8 p.m., the river stands at 11.54 feet as measured at the New Munster gauge.

A flood warning remains in effect.

A crest of 13.3 feet is forecast for Wednesday afternoon.

Strong thunderstorm headed our way

Graphic by Agata Urbaniak

At 7:27 p.m., the National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement about a strong thunderstorm headed our way in Western Kenosha County:

At 727 PM CDT, a strong thunderstorm was located over Genoa City, or near Twin Lakes, moving east at 30 mph. Half inch hail has been reported with this storm. Locations impacted include… Twin Lakes, Paddock Lake, Camp Lake, Genoa City, Silver Lake, Powers Lake, Pell Lake, Salem, New Munster, Bassett and Slades Corners. This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio stations and available television stations for additional information and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

UPDATE 7:41 p.m. — Heavy rain, thunder, some lightning and a little pea-sized hail hitting Paddock Lake. Here’s some video:

A word from our sponsors: In-person registration dates for Junior Panthers Football & Cheerleading coming up

Note: Western Kenosha County Youth Football and Cheer Program is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Western Kenosha County Youth Football and Cheer Program (formerly Bulldogs) is thrilled to begin its 19th season with some exciting new changes.  The program will begin 2018 with a new name — the Junior Panthers. Along with the new name the program will also be sporting the new team colors of red and black.

Junior Panthers has scheduled in-person registrations at Jr. Panther World Headquarters, 307 Lake St. in downtown Silver Lake. In person registration dates and times are:

  • May 22nd 6:00-7:30PM
  • May 30th 6:00-7:30PM
  • June 5th 6:00-7:30PM
  • June 6th 6:00-7:30PM
  • June 7th 6:00-7:30PM

For more information or questions on tackle please contact Mike Gentile at wkcyfvptackle@gmail.com or for cheerleading questions contact Ashley Schaufel at wkcyfvpcheer@gmail.com.

The tackle football program will continue to participate in The Chicagoland Youth Football League (TCYFL). Tackle football for children in kindergarten through 8th Grade will still be offered. Teams are divided upon a specific age and weight restrictions at each level making our program a safer and more equitable way for participants to learn the game of football. You can learn more about the age/weight parameters by visiting https://goo.gl/ck39UP.

This year two different cheerleading programs will be offered. Regular rec league cheer will begin in late July and end in November, as well as the new competitive cheerleading program. Rec league will run concurrently with the football program, cheering at weekly games and events. The competitive program will compete at various competitions throughout the year depending on availability. Cheerleaders will also have the option to participate in both programs at an additional cost. Competitive Cheer squads will still participate at various league events.

More information on Junior Panthers football and cheerleading programs is available here.

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