Units responding for investigation in Salem

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 8:51 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to the 8700 block of 245th Avenue in Salem for an investigation.

Per dispatch: A strong smell of natural gas has been reported inside a house. Occupants are evacuating.

Deaths April 29, 2016: Beatrice Martinez, David J. Schwenn

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral.

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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Wilmot Feeder School’s Combined Summer Mash- Up sign-up deadline is May 2

wilmot-Mash-up-LogoThe Wilmot Feeder School’s Combined Summer Mash- Up will take place at Wilmot High School.

Students entering grades 5- 8 in the fall at Lakewood, Randall, Riverview, Trevor-Wilmot , or Wheatland are welcomed to  sign up for this enrichment experience.

There will be two sessions offered for each age group (5/ 6 and 7/ 8):

  • Session 1- 8:30- 10:00
  • Session 2- 10:00- 11:30

Bus transportation is available. Pick- up will be at central locations, not regular bus stops.

Dates that sessions will meet are: June 20- 23, June 27- 30, July 6- 8, July 11- 14, and July 18- 21.

A pamphlet describing the offerings is here.

Registration deadline is May 2. Please turn in registration to your school office.

Paris site of alleged arson has another fire

A fire at a property in Paris that is already the subject of one arson case had another fire Friday.

Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies responded to the fire in the 19400 block of 38th Street (Highway N) in Paris at about 5:17 a.m. Friday, said Paris fire Chief Roland Iwen. Arriving fire units found a home on the property fully engulfed in flames.

A box alarm was called, bringing response from numerous departments including, Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue, Kenosha Fire Department, Kansasville Fire Department, Somers Fire and Rescue, Newport Fire Department, Caledonia Fire Department, South Shore Fire Department and Union Grove Fire Department.

The house, which was only damaged during a Feb. 18 fire that destroyed a barn on the property, was itself destroyed this time, Iwen said.

The house was not occupied and the property owners live out of state, Iwen said.

The fire is under investigation by the Kenosha County Fire Task Force, a joint agency that investigates fires, Iwen said.

Two men were charged with arson in relation to the Feb. 18 fire that destroyed the barn. They are awaiting trial in Kenosha County Circuit Court.

Bristol celebrates Arbor Day 2016 with tree planting at fire station project

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Bristol village and Bristol Fire and Rescue representatives celebrated Arbor Day 2016 on Friday with the planting of a flowering pear trees outside the fire station.

The tree will be a centerpiece of a project to be funded by the Bristol Volunteer Firemen’s Association titled ”Bristol Fire Department: Our Past, Present and Future.” The project will consist of a walkway built around the tree that will commemorate department members past and present, explained Chief John Niederer. The area will also display a fire department bell from 1899 and feature sitting walls, where the public and department members can look at the display.

Celebrating Arbor Day helps qualify the village for Tree City USA status. This is the fourth year the village has been designated a Tree City USA.

A word from our sponsors: Washburn Lodge annual Mother’s Day Pork Chop Dinner is May 7

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Washburn Lodge will host its annual Mother’s Day Pork Chop Dinner on Saturday, May 7 from 3 to 7 p.m.

Come treat mom to a wonderful dinner.

$12 per person for two chops. All moms receive a rose.

Washburn Lodge is located at 8102 199th Ave., Bristol.

Deal of the Day: Hill Country Market $25 gift card half off

HCMl-west-of-the-i-web-ad-(1)Have you heard about our feature at West of the I called Deal of the Day? It offers you great values on goods and services from local businesses. Here’s how it works. We offer a gift certificate or gift card from a local business for half price of its face value. For example, you get a $50 gift card but only pay $25 for it. Now that’s a deal!

Today’s offering is from Hill Country Market, 7510 288th Ave, Suite #1, Salem. Hill Country Market features local, organic, and gluten-free grocery products, produce, fine cheese, sausage, wine and beer, gourmet sandwiches, homemade soups, deli items, fresh meat, baked goods and more. They believe that fresh, local, and natural ingredients are best. You can even expect to see produce straight from their garden during the growing season. Make sure you visit the tea and coffee bar at Hill Country Market and the deli offering quality meat and cheeses from Boar’s Head. Hungry? Check out Hill Country Market’s unique, made-to-order sandwiches and panini’s as well as salads, soups of the day, fresh baked goods, and more.

Today’s offer is for a $25 Hill Country Market gift card that you can buy for $13.50 ($1 processing fee included). Full description of conditions is available here. It’s easy to purchase a Deal of the Day! Click the button below and you will be taken to PayPal’s site, where you can securely pay with a credit card or through your PayPal account. A PayPal account is not needed. We instantly receive notice of your purchase and we mail out the certificate usually the same day. Click the button to get your Deal of the Day!





Brighton School’s Struttin’ With the Stars is May 14

brighton-school-struttin-2016-artBrighton School’s Struttin’ With the Stars event has moved to the Spring.

The event will take place on May 14; everyone is invited to participate in the fun.

Struttin’ with the Stars will take place at Brighton School at 1200 248th Ave. (Highway 75), Brighton (Kansasville). Doors will open at 3 p.m. and close at 7 p.m.

A lot of new events are planned for this year, including Sumo wrestling and an inflatable obstacle course. Bring your sweet tooth for the cakewalk (and bake sale), bring your sense of fun for the carnival games, and bring your checkbook for the fabulous auction items.

This PTO sponsored event will help fund a new playground.

Please call the school office if you have a donation item or question at 262-878-2191.

A word from our sponsors: Paddock Lake Area Lions Club to host estate planning seminar May 3

Photo by cohdra via morgueFile.com

Photo by cohdra via morgueFile.com

Note: Paddock Lake Area Lions Club is a westofthei.com sponsors. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Paddock Lake Area Lions Club is presenting “The 10 Great Myths and Mistakes of Estate Planning and Social Security Assistance” on May 3, at Village Pub of Silver Lake, in the American Legion Hall, 307 N Cogswell Dr, Silver Lake.

The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m.

Presenters will be Maria Fliess of Fliess Financial Services, LLC and Carl R. Edenhofer, Jr. and Bryce Lehman of Edenhofer Law Offices, S.C.

Discussion highlights will include:

  • Learn how the new law which passes on 11-2- 15 will affect your Social Security decisions.
  • When it makes sense to delay benefits – and when it does not.
  • The 10 Great Myths and Mistakes of Estate Planning.
  • 10 tips for those retired or thinking of retiring.
  • How to coordinate Social Security with you other sources of retirement income.
  • How working affects Social Security.
  • Taxability of Social Security benefits.
  • How to claim a spousal benefit.
  • What the new change means to you.
  • What factors to consider before you apply for benefits and how to determine the best choice for your situation?
  • How to coordinate Social Security with your other sources of retirement income.
  • How to avoid probate.
  • How to increase your lifelong benefits by tens of thousands of dollars.

More information on the event and the presenters available here.

Deaths April 28, 2016: Keith Hayden, Leon “Pete” M. Koldeway

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral.

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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Western Kenosha County Transit offering free rides to The Sharing Center

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The Sharing Center, in partnership with Western Kenosha Transit, is proud to offer free rides to and from The Sharing Center.

The Sharing Center is Western Kenosha County’s Resource Center and Food Pantry located in Trevor, providing basic needs and empowering people in their transition to independence. Services include food pantry, clothing, household items, winter outerwear, school supplies, senior dining, holiday gift program, pet food, hygiene supplies, utility/rent/mortgage assistance, employment resources, and much more.

Anyone in need of a ride to The Sharing Center can contact Western Kenosha Transit by calling 888-203-3498. For more information on the Sharing Center visit: http://www.thesharingcenter. net/

For more information regarding Western Kenosha Transit visit: www.kenoshacounty.org/transit

A word from our sponsors: Wilmot Raceway season opener is April 30

wilmot-raceway-logo-2016-webNote: Wilmot Raceway is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Wilmot Raceway’s highly anticipated 2016 season opener goes trackside this Saturday night, April 30.

All of Wilmot’s core classes are on the card in a 5 division spectacular. Winged Sprints, wingLESS Sprints, Mini Sprints, Modifieds, and Street Stocks all take to the third-mile clay oval. Coming off a successful 2-day practice this past weekend that saw 75 machines take some laps in preparation for opening night, teams are revved up and ready to go green.

Adult tickets are just $15, children 7 thru 11 are $5, with kids 6 & under FREE. Pit Passes are just $25. Pit gates open at 3, spectator gates at 5, driver’s meeting set for 5:15, with hot laps slated for 5:45, and racing at 6:45.

Check out www.wilmotraceway.com for more inmformation

Clinic to help veterans with free estate planning

In an effort to assist area veterans and their eligible dependents, the Kenosha County Veterans Service Office is hosting a Wills and Power of Attorney Clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Job Center located at 8600 Sheridan Road (South 10 Classroom).

There will be volunteer attorneys on site to advise and provide free estate planning documents to qualified participants. These free documents will include last will and testament, financial power of attorney, power of attorney for health care and living will.

To qualify for this free program, an individual must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a veteran or the spouse/surviving spouse of a veteran (documentation will be required prior to the day of the clinic).
  • A family of one with an income of less than three times the federal poverty limits (approximately $3,000 a month).
  • Have less than $650,000 in total assets for a single person or less than $1.3 million in total assets for a married couple.

Participants must sign up and complete an estate planning questionnaire prior to the date of the clinic. In addition, married couples must sign up for two separate time slots for the day of the clinic. Each spouse should have their own time slot in order to work with separate attorneys.

To sign up for the clinic and receive the estate planning questionnaire, please contact Ali Nelson, Kenosha County Veterans Service officer, at 262-605-6690.

A word from our sponsors: The Diettrich Farm offers unique summer riding camp program and more

Camp7-diettrich-2016Note: The Diettrich Farm is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH.

The Diettrich Farm, an equine growth and learning center, offers a unique summer riding camp program for children of all ages and experience levels. The week long camp offers lasting benefits. Campers develop confidence, enhance their self-esteem, learn to trust their intuition, develop horsemanship skills, and spend time out enjoying nature. Each day, campers work on their riding and horse care skills. Aside from the grooming and riding, they learn bathing, first aid, barn management, and all the fun activities of life on a farm! Days are packed with lots of horse related games, activities, and guest speakers! Parents are encouraged to join their campers on the last day to enjoy a fun, noncompetitive show to display what they’ve learned throughout the week.

The activity at the Diettrich Farm doesn’t end when the summer does! Lynn Diettrich, founder, has been offering year round boarding, clinics, and lessons since 1987. Horses receive roomy 10 by 10 stalls, daily turnout, and attentive care. There is a spacious indoor arena, or if you prefer the trails, the Diettrich Farm is conveniently located next to the south trail entrance of Bong State Park. Whether you’re a first time rider or have been riding your whole life, the Diettrich Farm has something to offer everyone! To find more information on boarding, lessons, contact information, or to check out summer camp dates, find The Diettrich Farm  on Facebook or check out their website: www.thediettrichfarm.com.

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Wilmot UHS bands to perform May 16

clarinet-mf-puddleduck_optThe Wilmot High School Bands will perform a free concert in the school’s Lance Haas Auditorium for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 16.

The Wind Ensemble will perform “First Suite in E flat for Military Band” by Gustav Holst and “Danse Bohemien” by Randal Standridge. The Concert Band will perform “On Wings of Magic” by Naoya Wada and “Aces of the Air” by Karl King. The groups will combine to perform “Amparito Roca” by Jaime Texidor.

The Jazz ensemble will perform “Groovin’ Hard” by Don Menza, “Bari Bari Good” by Andy Clark and “Cute” by Neal Hefti.

Solo and ensemble festival awards from the Wisconsin School Music Association, the John Phillip Sousa, Louis Armstrong and Lisa Fleischer awards as well as band letters will be presented to the students during the concert.

Paddock Lake addling eggs to hold down nusiance Canada geese population

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Paddock Lake has been conducting a nuisance geese egg addling project this spring.

The village received a permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife agency and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to perform the activity, said village administrator Tim Popanda.

As opposed to being physically moved, eggs this year were sprayed with corn oil, which prevents the egg from hatching. By the time the mother goose realizes she will not have a brood, it is too late in the season to start an additional nest, Popanda explained.

The program is aimed at reducing the number of geese who do not migrate out of the area. Such resident geese are a nuisance through their droppings on land and boat docks as well as potentially contributing to higher bacteria levels in lakes.

With egg addling, not only are the numbers controlled for this year, but the nuisance geese are likely not to return to the same lake in subsequent years, Popanda said.

This method of nuisance geese mitigation is preferred by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife opposed to the alternative of capturing and euthanizing adult geese, Popanda said. Egg addling is also significantly less expensive.

A word from our sponsors: Wisconsin Emissions Testing available at Wilmot Auto Service

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Wisconsin Emissions Tests can now be done at Wilmot Auto Service.

The test is free to you. Call 862-6300 for an appointment. Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 to 11 a.m.

Check out these coupons for two great deals! Must present printed coupon for these prices.

Wilmot Auto Service, Inc is an independent auto repair shop and has earned the Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition as prescribed by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, (ASE), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of vehicle repair and service by means of voluntary testing and certification for automotive repair and service professionals.

Dwayne & Cindy Garwood are the owners and Dwayne is an ASE Master technician and has been in the automotive repair business for over 25 years, 16 of these years have been in Wilmot. Dwayne’s grandpa Harmon Garwood started Wilmot Auto Service in 1951. They are celebrating 65 years in business. He employs ASE certified and ASE master technicians. Dwayne’s commitment to you has always been to offer the highest quality, honest and friendly auto service.

Wilmot Auto Service offers a variety of services like alignments, brakes, tires, timing belts, check engine lights and state inspections. They can be reached at 262-862-6300. They are located at 11307 Fox River Rd. Wilmot, WI 53192 with the BP gas station in downtown Wilmot. www.wilmotautoservice.com

4-H Clubs and HCE make quiltlets for Nicaragua

4-h-hce-Quiltlet-Project-PhotoMembers of Slades Corners Lucky Clovers and Salem Pioneers 4-H Clubs recently joined members of Kenosha County Association for Home and Community Education at Bristol Village Hall to work on a community service project.  Over 200 yards of lightweight fabric in coordinated, bright colors were donated and purchased with donated funds for the purpose of sewing small and medium size comfort quilts or “quiltlets”.

The 19 volunteers, made up of grade school students through retirees, spent their time cutting and assembling comfort quilts for patients in medical centers in Nicaragua. The quiltlets were made in a variety of sizes and will ultimately be distributed to children, from toddler to teens, hospitalized in Nicaragua. To-date over 70 quiltlets have been made.

This project is organized by the Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas which began in a bilateral partnership that promotes multicultural understanding, cultivates lasting friendships, sponsors community based training programs, provides people-to-people activities and maintains a non-partisan stance. (www.wisnic.org)  The KCAHCE members support the efforts of the partnership.  To find out more about HCE in Kenosha County, contact Regina LaForge at 262-577-1920.

A word from our sponsors: Paddock Lake Area Lions Club to host estate planning seminar May 3

Photo by cohdra via morgueFile.com

Photo by cohdra via morgueFile.com

Note: Paddock Lake Area Lions Club is a westofthei.com sponsors. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Paddock Lake Area Lions Club is presenting “The 10 Great Myths and Mistakes of Estate Planning and Social Security Assistance” on May 3, at Village Pub of Silver Lake, in the American Legion Hall, 307 N Cogswell Dr, Silver Lake.

The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m.

Presenters will be Maria Fliess of Fliess Financial Services, LLC and Carl R. Edenhofer, Jr. and Bryce Lehman of Edenhofer Law Offices, S.C.

Discussion highlights will include:

  • Learn how the new law which passes on 11-2- 15 will affect your Social Security decisions.
  • When it makes sense to delay benefits – and when it does not.
  • The 10 Great Myths and Mistakes of Estate Planning.
  • 10 tips for those retired or thinking of retiring.
  • How to coordinate Social Security with you other sources of retirement income.
  • How working affects Social Security.
  • Taxability of Social Security benefits.
  • How to claim a spousal benefit.
  • What the new change means to you.
  • What factors to consider before you apply for benefits and how to determine the best choice for your situation?
  • How to coordinate Social Security with your other sources of retirement income.
  • How to avoid probate.
  • How to increase your lifelong benefits by tens of thousands of dollars.

More information on the event and the presenters available here.

Units responding to crash in Trevor

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 6:51 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 28500 block of Highway C in Trevor.

Per dispatch: Crash involves a pick-up truck and possibly other vehicles. Extent of injuries unknown at this time.

UPDATE 6:55 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on the scene reports two vehicles involved with moderate damage.

UPDATE 7:07 p.m. — Deputy requests two flatbed tow trucks.

Cool Thursday; no return to 60s until Monday

hot-thermometer-istockThe local National Weather Service forecast says don’t expect Thursday’s high temperature to get out of the mid 40s Thursday.

And looking further ahead, we shouldn’t expect to see 60s again until Monday.

Thursday’s forecast low is 39. Maybe not a threat of a frost, but cold enough for late April.

The NWS is forecasting a high of 60 on Monday, on Tuesday 66 and Wednesday 64.

A word from our sponsors: Wheatland Center School Color Run is May 21

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The Wheatland Center School Color Run will take place Saturday, May 21.

The 5K run will take place at the school starting at 9 a.m.

Proceeds of the event will benefit WCS athletics.

Cost is $20 for adults and $15 for students. Cost includes a t-shirt if registered by May 12.

Online registration is available here.

Wheatland 4-H Club hosting blood Drive May 14

blood-center-logoThe Wheatland Willing Workers 4-H Club is hosting a BloodCenter of Wisconsin blood drive on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The drive will take place at Wheatland Town Hall, 34315 Geneva Road, New Munster.

Appointments are encouraged. Refreshments will be provided.

You can sign-up for an appointment here or call Mary Daniels at 262-492-9751.

Deal of the Day: Village Pub Fish Fry $20 gift card half off

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Have you heard about our feature at West of the I called Deal of the Day? It offers you great values on goods and services from local businesses. Here’s how it works. We offer a gift certificate or gift card from a local business for half price of its face value. For example, you get a $50 gift card but only pay $25 for it. Now that’s a deal! Full conditions available here.

Our offering today is for Friday Fish Fry at The Village Pub, located in the American Legion Building, 307 N Cogswell Dr, Silver Lake. Serving begins at 3 p.m. and continues until 9 p.m. Full service begins at 10 a.m. on weekdays and 5 a.m. on Saturday and Sundays. Looking to host a party? The hall is available for rent. In-house catering also available. Book your party now by calling 262-889-8255. Our offer today is for a $20 gift certificate, available for $10.75 (75 cents processing fee) good for two fish fry dinners on Fridays. Certificate must be used for dine-in only. Full description of conditions is available here. It’s easy to purchase a Deal of the Day! Click the button below and you will be taken to PayPal’s site, where you can securely pay with a credit card or through your PayPal account. A PayPal account is not needed. We instantly receive notice of your purchase and we mail out the certificate usually the same day. One purchase per advertiser each 30 days. Click the button to get your Deal of the Day!





WisDOT and Salem discuss Highways 83 and C roundabout again

The state's latest concept for a roundabout at Highways 83 and C.

The state’s latest concept for a roundabout at Highways 83 and C.

Salem Town Board members at a special meeting Tuesday again listened to Wisconsin Department of Transportation representatives talk about why the state wants to rebuild the Highway 83 and Highway C intersection as a roundabout.

There wasn’t a lot of new information shared, but state officials again made their case that the intersection has a safety problem based on crash data and that a roundabout is the safest and least costly way of addressing that problem.

The town board passed in November 2015 a resolution opposing the roundabout (Supevisor Dennis Faber voted against the resolution). But in February, Chairman Diann Tesar said she had a change of heart and the board invited the state back for another exchange of information.

The state’s position hasn’t changed at all: There are too many severe crashes at the intersection and the roundabout is the best alternative for helping that problem.

“I think there’s a significant risk at this intersection for a severe crash,” said Stacey Pierce, a traffic engineer for WisDOT.

According to data presented by WisDOT, there were 32 crashes at the intersection between 2010 and 2014. Some 31 percent of those crashes were classified involving an injury. There were no fatalities in that period. In 2013, the intersection ranked in the top 5 percent of most dangerous intersections in Wisconsin.

“There is an issue out here in the  DOT’s mind,” Kevin Kuhlow of Ayres Associates, a consultant to the state on the project.

The roundabout will cost about $2 million less than an improved traffic signal rebuild. Most of the cost will be covered by a federal grant, the rest coming from the state. Salem will not need to contribute to the cost.

The roundabout will fix alignment and visibility issues at the intersection, WisDOT officials said. By moving from a traffic signal controlled intersection to a roundabout the chance for high speed, t-bone, right angle crashes is virtually eliminated and conflict points reduced from 32 to 8.

“You put in a roundabout, these types of crashes are just not going to occur,” Kuhlow said. “People run lights, they make mistakes. With a roundabout the geometrics elminate these crashes.”

Board members were less unified than the state in their opinion of the roundabout as a solution or even the idea that the intersection is hazardous.

Tesar and Faber support the building of a roundabout at Highways C and 83.

“I feel myself it will make the intersection safer, and it’s paid for,” Faber said.

Supervisor Dan Campion said he opposes the roundabout, questioning if the state is presenting all of the available data.

“I’m against it,” Campion said. “I don’t think this is the right intersection for a roundabout … I’m struggling with getting this information and getting it, shall I say, piecemeal.”

Supervisor Mike Culat, who did not state a strong position Tuesday, asked how many of the crashes recorded at the intersection involved alcohol, adding that perhaps the problem was not the design of the intersection but intoxicated drivers.

Pierce said whether crashes involved DUIs is irrelevant to the state’s analysis.

“We still fix roads based on trends of drunk drivers,” Pierce said. “We don’t discount DUIs. It’s all part of a trend.”

Supervisor Ted Kmiec was not at the meeting.

Nguyen Ly, WisDOT project manager, concluded the meeting with a request that town officials reconsider their opposition.

“We hope you can see and understand there is a safety issue at this intersection and that is why we’re here,” Ly said. “If we don’t proceed with this project, this funding will go away. A safer roadway for the public is very important. Together I think we can achieve that goal.”

If the town does not reverse its formal opposition, the state has said the project will not be done. If the town changes its mind, the state would like to have another public information meeting in June to keep on a timeline that would have construction start in 2019.

After the meeting, Tesar said she anticipates the matter to be an agenda item for a future Town Board meeting so the current consensus of the board can be gauged.

A word from our sponsors: New weekly ad for Marv & Alison’s Sentry posted at westofthei.com

Note: Marv & Alison’s Sentry is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH

This week’s ad for Marv & Alison’s Sentry in Paddock Lake is now available at westofthei.com. Click on the ad to see the full line-up of values for this coming week.

The sale prices in this ad (click here to see ad) are effective from Thursday, April 28 through Wednesday, May 4.

This week’s ad includes no clip coupons. Pick up a paper copy of the weekly ad at the service counter and then have the cashier scan the bar code to get all the big savings you have coming.

This week’s ad also includes Cinco De Mayo and a No Bones Meat sales.

Check out this week’s Marv & Alison’s Sentry ad for great values you can get right here in Western Kenosha County.

Deaths April 26, 2016: Elsie Jagielo, Linda June DeYoung, William “Bill” C. Podella

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral.

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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Salem School honor roll third quarter 2015-16

This post was sponsored by Paddock Lake Pet Services

The following students were named to the Salem School third quarter 2015-16 honor roll:

Eighth grade

High honors — Gianna Aiello, Alexis Arnold, Kathryn Boyd, Ashlee Calkins, Gavin Carlson, Garrett Edmonds, Cassidy Friedman, Colton Hauser, Madison Heck, Megann Holst, Hailie Kane, Myles Kazumura, Kevin Keating, Julie Lynch, Paul Lynch, Sophia Lynch, Connor MacLeod, Marlena Moore, Jaden Morris, Aaliyah Novitovic, Nathaniel Nucci, Kayla Oswalt, Rebekka Pelli, Kyle Pflug, Sarah Pohjola, Naomi Racas, Carissa Rudd, Zoe Shanaver, Claudia VanAken, Hannah Veium, Ronald Verhaalen, Joseph Wade, Morgan Williams.

Honors — Grace Bendix, Riley Burbach, Emily Carleton, Jenna Connolly, Lorenzo del Aguila, Austin Fulton, Gianna Giorno, Otto Gross, Katherine Hackeloer, Maigann Hulsman, Hannah Kline, Abigail Luellen, Karine Morales, Desery Ortiz, Addison Parish, Lindsi Patyk, Katie Piccone, Lucais Rhodes, Mia Rogers, Brett Schmadebeck, Holly Strauss, Alexis Tennyson, Brenda Torales-Macedo, Sara Turk, Brian Vedder.

Seventh grade

High honors — Jillian Adams, Laura Beinecke, Carolann Bradley, Nolan Bruni, Teegan DeHamer, Jordan Farnsworth, Sean Fookes, Michelle Frahm, Allison Gerrits, Lauren Haak, Katelyn Hannah, Shannon Hughes, Jessie Jahneke, Layni Kennell, Maya Klementzos, Aydan Kovachik, Grace Krueger, Madison Lopatka, Anna MacIntyre, Joshua McConnell, Madilynn Mitacek, Kyle Mitchell, Riese Mosback, Madeline Nulph, Rebecca Olson, Mackenzie Ruth, Julisa Sand, Jonathan Steinbach, Adam Strauss, Ashton Sumwalt, Shawna Vermilyer, Emily Wermeling, Carlie Winslow.

Honors — Logan Aiello, Courtnee Bader, Sofia Bryan, Kylie Gapko, Joshua Greenwood, Aubriana Henke, Melissa Hernandez-Aguilar, Corey Hinze, Anthony Hudson, Rylan Ladd, Jena Leopoldt, Jacob MacCrutheras, Anthony Mack, Tyler Moats, Marissa Morin, Saralynn Parker, Rebecca Pauletti, Jeremiah Perrault, McKenna Pflueger, Madison Sheen, Noelle Sheen, Maggie Skinner, Liliana Sobczak, Olivia Sperling, Abigayle Stichauf, Joseph Sullivan, Aynslie Tullis, Ryan Ultsch, Roberto Velasquez, Hannah Volbrecht, Corwin Wheeler-Rowe, Caden Wyatt.

Sixth grade

High honors — Hayley Anderson, Isabella Avila, Connor Barribeau, Bradley Bell, Alexander Bierman, Carson Burbach, Cody Bykowski, Connor Carlson, Makayla Cooper, Ashlynn Day, Alejandro del Aguila, Carlee Diggs, Glen Dittmer, Joel Engberg, Kyle Ferris, Veda Gibbs, Kylee Grosch, Doreen Grubb, Alyssa Halko, Alexis Hora, Lilly Hudon, Sophia Hull, Tristin Jantz, Aryna Karnila, Zachary Kazumura, Keegan Kearby, Margaret Kimpler, Brooke Lindom, Julia Luellen, Zoe Moran, Jake Roberts, Evan Rosenick, Trinay Rudd, Connor Schmidt, Riley Spencer, Dakota Veium, Steven Verhaalen, Ava Viirre, Benjamin Wade, Autumn Wright.

Honors — Allyson Adams, Chloe Alcalde, Michael Ash, Kialis Ealey, Erin Esteb, Aiden Eul, Ronald Felchuk, Rebecca Gray, Isaac Grosskurth, Andrew Hernandez, Evie Hinze, Haile Kavalauskas, Jaden Kelley, Natalie Kellogg, Angelina Kraemer, Lauren Landry, Ethan Liberman, Steven Lidbloom, Alexia McCracken, Naomi Miller, Simon Neblich, Beckham Perez, Mateo Quiroz, Emily Ramirez, Wyatt Rehberg, Tristen Rudd, Sabrina Shoulders, Derek Sieberth, Tucker Siminak, Drew Stueber, Tyler Tennis, Amber Tibbits, Gurkash Toor, Cody Venard, Hailey Warren, Cooper Wyatt.

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Deal of the Day: Breezy Hill Nursery $25 gift card half off

breezy-hill-nursery-summer-2015Have you heard about our feature at West of the I called Deal of the Day? It offers you great values on goods and services from local businesses. Here’s how it works. We offer a gift certificate or gift card from a local business for half price of its face value. For example, you get a $50 gift card but only pay $25 for it. Now that’s a deal!

Today’s offering is from Breezy Hill Nursery, 7530 288th Ave. Breezy Hill Nursery offers a full line of landscaping and gardening supplies. Their retail center offers gifts, decor, garden and landscaping products, delivery services and classes. Breezy Hill’s Garden Center Staff are passionate gardeners who are truly excited by the opportunity to share their knowledge, offer up some advice or show off the exciting signature specimen plant material their garden center is known for.

Today’s offer is for a $25 Breezy Hill Nursery gift card that you can buy for $13.50 ($1 processing fee included). Full description of conditions is available here. It’s easy to purchase a Deal of the Day! Click the button below and you will be taken to PayPal’s site, where you can securely pay with a credit card or through your PayPal account. A PayPal account is not needed. We instantly receive notice of your purchase and we mail out the certificate usually the same day. Click the button to get your Deal of the Day!





Max Hagberg represents Trevor-Wilmot School at 2016 state geographic bee

Max Hagberg. /Submitted photo

Max Hagberg. /Submitted photo

Eighth grader Max Hagberg from Trevor-Wilmot School was a semi-finalist in the 2016 Wisconsin National Geographic State Bee.

The contest took place at the American Family Insurance Corporate Headquarters in Madison on Friday, April 1.

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