Town of Wheatland Fire Department Festival 2017 parade coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The annual parade through New Munster as part of the Town of Wheatland Fire Department Festival took place Sunday afternoon.

The parade made its way from the west down Geneva Road, ending at the festival at New Munster Park.

The parade included units from local fire departments, businesses and other individuals and organizations.

Here is video of the fire truck portion of the parade, which featured equipment with lights flashing and sirens blasting:

Here are some more photos from the parade:

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Units responding for burning in Trevor

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 6:46 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding for a report of burning in the 27600 block of 115th Street in Trevor.

Units responding for gas leak in Twin Lakes

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At about 5:50 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding to the 400 block of West Park Drive in Twin Lakes.

Per dispatch: A natural gas line leak has been reported.

UPDATE 5:59 p.m. — Dispatch reports that utility company has been contacted and will respond within 30 minutes.

Local fire departments responding for mutual aid to Racine

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At about 4:50 p.m., the Randall Fire Department and Town of Wheatland Fire Department are responding to a request for mutual aid for a search for an endangered person.

Per dispatch: Departments are to respond with UTVs. Scene is in the 4900 block of Schoen Road.

UPDATE 7:51 p.m. — This call appears to relate to this report from journaltimes.com.

Washburn Lodge #145 Charter Days Celebration 2017 coverage (PHOTOS)

Members of the public were invited to help Washburn Lodge celebrate its founding at its Charter Days Celebration Saturday afternoon at the Lodge.

There has been a Masonic Lodge in Bristol since 1864, said current Worshipful Master Kyle LaReese.

Saturday’s event is an annual observation of the Lodge’s birthday, LaReese explained. People were invited to view the building and its history and bring food items to be donated to The Sharing Center. Anyone who brought a donation was entitled to a free funnel cake from the lodge’s funnel cake trailer. Hamburgers and brats also were offered for purchase.

In recent years, the lodge has been working on rehabbing their building. The most recent addition was new concrete work out front.

Units responding for crash in Twin Lakes

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At about 2:59 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and village police officers are responding to an address on Wilmot Avenue in Twin Lakes for a report of a ATV crash.

Per dispatch: Two people are injured.

Salem Lakes free Concert in the Park June 25

Salem Lakes Park Commission’s free summer Concert in the Park will take place, Sunday, June 25 from 4 to 6 p.m., will feature the classic rock of the band Roxx.

Bring your lawn chairs, coolers and food to Schmalfeldt Park in Silver Lake and enjoy this free concert.

Schmalfeldt Park is located at 498 E Wisconsin Ave., Silver Lake.

A word from ours sponsors: Messy Church set for June 25

Looking for something fun for the whole family?

Then get messy at Messy Church.

Messy Church is sponsored by Living Waters Ministries in conjunction with United Methodist churches in Kenosha County.  It’s cross-generational, very informal, and everyone is welcome to attend.  It is a monthly opportunity for people to gather and enjoy fellowship as they do crafts, play games, and enjoy a communal meal—all in celebration of a simple theme.

Join others at Trevor-Wilmot School, 26325 Wilmot Rd, Trevor, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 25 for a hands-on faith, fellowship and fun-for-everyone experience. And don’t dress up … this is Messy Church!

If you are interested in more information, please contact westoshamessychurch@gmail.com

Garage sales page updated

garage-saleWest of the I’s garage sales page has been updated.

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.

Twin Lakes Police arrest three armed robbery suspects

Twin Lakes Police officers surrounded an apartment building and arrested three armed robbery suspects Thursday afternoon.

From a TLPD news release on the incident:

On Thursday, 6/22/2017 at 1:52 p.m. the Twin Lakes Police Department was dispatched to the 1700 block of Wilmot Ave in the Village of Twin Lakes to investigate the report of two male subjects who were robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of an apartment complex and had money stolen. The male victims, ages 15 and 18, reported that they were approached in the parking lot by two black males and one white male who showed the victims a firearm and demanded that they hand over cash and went through their vehicle. The suspects took approximately $270 in cash from the victims and told them not to alert authorities. During the investigation, a Twin Lakes Police Officer saw two male subjects exit a nearby apartment who matched the description the victims had provided. As the officer approached the subjects, they ran into a separate apartment building. Police surrounded the apartment building and took three male subjects into custody a short time later without incident. A firearm was later recovered from a vehicle belonging to one of the suspects. A 22-year old male from Chicago IL, a 21-year old male from Delevan, WI, and a 21-year old male from Burlington, WI were all arrested on suspicion of armed robbery and later transported to the Kenosha County Jail. Charges of Armed Robbery will be forwarded to the Kenosha County District Attorney.

Highway 45 update June 23, 2017: Base patches, culvert apron endwalls, common excavation

 

Twin 72 inch apron endwalls installation. /WisDOT photo, used with permission

Note: With the help of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, we will be telling our readers what work took place on the Highway 45 project in the week just past and what is expected to take place in the coming week. Check back every Friday for the latest.

What happened this week (week of June 19) — Following successful paving operations, the full closure at the US 45 and County C Intersection was reopened to traffic the night of 6/21/17. Base patches were poured on US 45 from County C to 86th Street. Twin 72 inch culvert apron endwalls were installed. Common excavation was performed at the US 45 and County Q intersection.

What’s expected to happen next week (week of June 26) — Common excavation will continue for turn lanes and bypass lanes on US 45 between County Q and 196th Ave. Storm sewer installation will begin on US 45 between 86th and 83rd streets. Joint repair will begin on US 45 between County C and 86th Street.

Paving of US 45 and County C Intersection during closure. /WisDOT photo, used with permission

Deal of the Day: Cabana Tan $25 gift card half off

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 from Cabana Tan in Paddock Lake. Cabana Tan Spa is dedicated to bringing you the most amazing tanning experience in all of SE Wisconsin! Their 3400 square foot facility offers 5 levels of Tanning, Airbrush Tanning, Laser Teeth Whitening, Massage Therapy and A Unique Boutique to shop in. The employees are educated in the indoor tanning industry and eager to customize the perfect tanning package or spa package just for you. Both single sessions and package deals are offered, along with a VIP Club for those year round tanners that want the absolutely lowest price possible with some really great benefits too! Cabana Tan’s private tanning rooms are designed to relax your mind while you achieve the perfect tan. Cabana Tan is open daily to accommodate your busy schedule and their commitment to cleanliness is unsurpassed. The offer today is for a $25 gift certificate for Tanning Beds Only for $13.50 (includes $1.00 processing charge). Certificate expires 12/30/17.





A word from our sponsors: Special summer sign-up deal at Salem/Paddock Lake Curves

Note: Salem Paddock Lake Curves is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Salem/ Paddock Lake Curves has been strengthening the women in our community for over 15 years. The Curves workout is convenient, combining strength training and cardio activity plus stretching – all in just 30 minutes – to strengthen your whole body. By getting stronger and increasing your flexibility, you are setting the stage for a healthier, more active future so you can live the life you want.

Walk in and jump on any machine in the circuit! In your 30 minute workout, you’ll work every major muscle group with strength training, cardio and stretching. Curves is a supportive environment where you can gain strength, balance and flexibility with the guidance of your coach

To get you started on your journey to a healthier lifestyle, Salem /Paddock Lake Curves has a summer special, giving you the whole summer fitness program for just $129. Special includes the 30-Minute Total Body Workout Circuit on Strength Training Machines along with Specialty Classes and a Coach to monitor a safe, effective, and fun workout!

Call 262-843- 4600 today for your free consultation! (Silver Sneakers and Silver and Fit Programs are Accepted at this facility)

Note: Offer good now to Labor Day for new members only.

Pringle Nature Center to host International Mud Day June 28

/Photo by Bill Sarver via freeimages.com

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having an International Mud Day on Wednesday, June 28, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

International Mud Day aims to connect children around the globe through the earth. Connect with others and play in the mud. There will be lots of mud to play in. Please bring a change of clothes as getting dirty will be strongly encouraged. Free; donations accepted.

Pringle Nature Center is located inside Bristol Woods County Park.

A word from ours sponsors: Messy Church set for June 25

Looking for something fun for the whole family?

Then get messy at Messy Church.

Messy Church is sponsored by Living Waters Ministries in conjunction with United Methodist churches in Kenosha County.  It’s cross-generational, very informal, and everyone is welcome to attend.  It is a monthly opportunity for people to gather and enjoy fellowship as they do crafts, play games, and enjoy a communal meal—all in celebration of a simple theme.

Join others at Trevor-Wilmot School, 26325 Wilmot Rd, Trevor, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 25 for a hands-on faith, fellowship and fun-for-everyone experience. And don’t dress up … this is Messy Church!

If you are interested in more information, please contact westoshamessychurch@gmail.com

Deaths June 22, 2017: Jeffrey J. Borndahl, Albert Switalla, Penny Shogren

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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Garage sales page updated

garage-saleWest of the I’s garage sales page has been updated.

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.

Caution removed at Paddock-Hooker Lake Assoc. beach on Paddock Lake

A swimming caution for elevated E.coli levels at the beach at Paddock-Hooker Lake Association beach on Paddock Lake has been removed after a follow-up test showed safe levels.

The re-test on Wednesday showed a result of 46 E.coli/100 mL.

The State Department of Health recommends posting warnings at beaches when the test results indicate a E.coli level of 300/100ml or more and closing a beach when test results exceed E.coli 1000/100ml. Wheatland (Lilly Lake) has a policy of posting an advisory for a level of E.coli 235/100 mL or more and closing a beach when test results exceed E.coli 1000/100 mL.

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June 21, 2017 Lake test results: Caution at Paddock-Hooker Lakes Assoc. beach on Paddock Lake; others open

A word from our sponsors: Washburn Lodge to host Charter Celebration June 24

Note: Washburn Lodge is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Washburn Lodge #145 in Bristol will be hosting a Charter Days Celebration  on June 24.

Come join in celebrating 153 years of Masonic history in Bristol.

On June 24, the doors of the lodge will be open from noon to 4 p.m., where you can view the building and its history.

On that day, the lodge also is sponsoring a food drive for The Sharing Center, a local food pantry helping families in the Westosha area. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive a free funnel cake from the lodge’s funnel cake trailer. There will also be hamburgers and hot dogs for purchase.

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

Highway C and 45 intersection partially reopened

If working around the Highways 45 and C intersection has been messing up your daily comings and goings there’s good news today. The intersection partially reopened Wednesday evening (Note: Time corrected from earlier version. — DH).

Access through the intersection both east and west on Highway C is open. There are stop signs on Highway C in both directions.

Turns onto Highway 45 north or south are still closed to through traffic.

WisDOT had previously announced they anticipated the intersection re-opening Wednesday.

Here’s video coming through the intersection from the east (Wow, was the windshield on the westofthei.com mobile news gathering unit dirty!):

Rain/storm possible this morning, likely tonight

Graphic by Agata Urbaniak

Western Kenosha County could see some isolated showers Thursday morning and is likely to see some showers and storms over night.

The latest local National Weather Service forecast says there’s a 20 percent chance of showers, mostly between 7 and 9 a.m. Then there’s a 40 percent to 80 percent chance of a thunderstorm later, peaking between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. Friday.

The high temperature Thursday should reach 86.

County clerk mailing suspension notices to dormant voters

If you have not voted in an election in a while, you may be getting some mail from Kenosha County soon.

Here’s an announcement from County Clerk Mary T. Kubicki regarding Notices of Suspension:

“Notice of Suspension” postcards are on their way to the mailboxes of 12,738 registered Kenosha County voters who have not voted in the past four years. This mailing from the Wisconsin Elections Commission is not a scam, advised Kenosha County Clerk Mary T. Kubicki. It’s part of a regular purge of inactive voters, required by state law. “If you haven’t voted since the 2012 presidential election, you’ll be getting one of these cards,” Kubicki said. “If you want to remain an active registrant, all you need to do is mail the card back to your municipal clerk.” Voters have one month to return the card to their city, village or town clerk. Those who do not respond will be marked as inactive. Voters will also be inactivated if the post card is undeliverable by the post office. “This mailing helps make sure every voter’s name and address is correct and current, and removes names of voters who no longer wish to vote,” said Michael Haas, administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission. “It is not designed to keep any active voter’s name off the poll list.” Voters who have changed their name or address should not return the postcard, but rather must re-register under their new name or address. Voters who have an up-to- date Wisconsin driver’s license or ID card may now register online up to 20 days before an election at www.myvote.wi.gov. They may also register by mail up to 20 days before an election, after which they may register at their municipal clerk’s office until the Friday before the election, or at their polling place on Election Day. Those who receive a postcard but believe they have voted in Wisconsin in the past four years are asked to contact their local municipal clerk. A directory of municipal clerks is available at http://elections.wi.gov/clerks/directory. “Those records are kept by the city, town and village clerks who administer elections, not the County Clerk’s Office,” Kubicki said. The 12,738 postcards mailed in Kenosha County are out of a total of 381,495 sent statewide. Wisconsin has a voting-age population of 4,461,159 people, 3,707,701 of whom were actively registered to vote as of June 1, 2017. Kenosha County had 98,985 registered voters, out of a voting-age population of 125,834.

Units responding for fire in Trevor

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At about 5:52 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a possible fire in an oven at a home in the 12000 block of 258th Avenue in Trevor.

UPDATE about 5:53 p.m. — Deputy at the scene reports fire is out and occupants have evacuated. Residence filled with smoke.

UPDATE about 5:54 p.m. — Fire command has all responding units except one engine return to quarters.

 

A word from our sponsors: Kaleigh Fulmer, DDS joins Fulmer Dentistry

Dr. Kaleigh Fulmer DDS

Note: Fulmer Dentistry is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Jim Fulmer, DDS has announced the hiring of his daughter, Kaleigh Fulmer, DDS, as a full-service dentist to continue the tradition of outstanding dental care at his Kenosha and Paddock Lake offices.

Kaleigh was indoctrinated into the quality dental care environment at an early age, having been a regular at Fulmer Dentistry throughout her childhood. A 2007 graduate of Tremper High School in Kenosha, Kaleigh received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From there, she followed in her father’s footsteps and graduated magna cum laude with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Marquette University School of Dentistry this spring.

“I am excited to be able to provide dental care for the entire family in a comfortable and friendly environment, building bonds that will last a lifetime (pun intended),” she said. “I believe that the foundation for excellent dentistry begins with trust and developing a strong patient-dentist relationship.”

She added that without that relationship “no dentist can deliver the highest quality dentistry and provide an excellent patient experience.”

Kaleigh said that as the daughter of a very successful dentist with an outstanding reputation it was a dream come true to go to work alongside her father and continue in his tradition of providing excellent dental services for Fulmer Dentistry patients.

Kaleigh also joins her father in her professional affiliations, including the Kenosha Dental Society, the Wisconsin Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

“It is my mission to listen to and understand each patient’s individual needs and concerns,” Kaleigh stated. “I will make sure they are aware of any and all treatment options.”

Dr. Jim said he was extremely proud to be the first dentist in Kenosha to have his daughter join in his practice and continue in the Fulmer tradition of providing outstanding dentistry to Kenosha County families. “Kaleigh has always been passionate about improving people’s lives. The fact that she has decided to do that through dentistry at Fulmer Dentistry could not make me any prouder.”

Like her father, Kaleigh puts a premium on continuing education. “Although I’ve learned from two of the best (Marquette Dental and my dad), I know it is important to never stop learning. I’m excited to network, to learn best practices from others in the industry, and to continually embrace and work with the latest trends in dental technology.”

To make an appointment with Dr. Kaleigh Fulmer, call the Fulmer Dentistry office in the Kenosha area at 262-324-1370 or Paddock Lake at 262-843-4643.

Garage sales page updated

garage-saleWest of the I’s garage sales page has been updated.

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.

June 21, 2017 Lake test results: Caution at Paddock-Hooker Lakes Assoc. beach on Paddock Lake; others open

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/Photo by Jonathan Schieffer via freeimages.com

Weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes have one beach under a swimming caution due to high E.coli levels.

Testing on Tuesday at Paddock-Hooker Lake Association beach on Paddock Lake returned a result of 961 E.coli/100 mL. The county Division of Health will re-sample at PHLA beach Wednesday.

All other lakes tested this week are open.

Results reported Tuesday, June 20 by Randall were:

  • Randall – Powers Lake 22.8 E.coli/100 mL

Results reported Wednesday, June 14, by the Kenosha County Health Department were:

  • Salem Lakes — Silver Lake County Park, 32 E.coli/100 mL.
  • Paddock Lake — Old Settlers Park, 29 E.coli/100 mL; North Shore Beach Association, 41 E.coli/100 mL; Hoag Beach, 12 E.coli/100 mL; PHLA Beach, 961 E.coli/100 mL.
  • Wheatland — Lilly Lake, less than 1 E.coli/100 mL.

The State Department of Health recommends posting warnings at beaches when the test results indicate a E.coli level of 300/100ml or more and closing a beach when test results exceed E.coli 1000/100ml. Wheatland (Lilly Lake) has a policy of posting an advisory for a level of E.coli 235/100 mL or more and closing a beach when test results exceed E.coli 1000/100ml.

A word from our sponsors: 2017 Paddock Lake bike parade is July 4; $325 gift certificate prizes for best decorated bikes

The decorated bikes await judging.

Note: The village of Paddock Lake is advertising this event with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH

The 2017 annual Paddock Lake bike parade will take place July 4.

Residents of all ages are encouraged to participate with a bike decorated for the holiday. Face painting begins at 9 a.m.. Parade line-up will take place at 9:30 a.m. at McAlonan Park, 248th Avenue between 72nd and 73rd Streets. The parade route will proceed north on 248th Avenue to 61st Street, then east to 236th Avenue, then south to Village Hall.

This year’s prizes for decorated best decorated bikes will be a $325 gift certificate to Bob’s Pedal Pusher for first, a $325 gift certificate to Bob’s Pedal Pusher for second and a $325 gift certificate to Bob’s Pedal Pusher for third prize and $25 for best costume. Decorated bike prizes are for participants younger than 18. Prizes for first, second and third prizes will be awarded for decorated bikes only, not accessories to bikes. Costume contest is open to all ages. Prize money was donated by Salem Township Rescue Assoc., c/o Tom and Pat Flowers.

There also will be two new youth bikes awarded as raffle prizes. Those bikes were donated by Mike Tucknott.

After the parade, there will be hot dogs, chips and lemonade for parade participants.

Deaths June 20, 2017: Bruce Wayne Horrom, Darlene F. Jahns, Malikai Alexander Torkelson

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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A word from our sponsors: Special summer sign-up deal at Salem/Paddock Lake Curves

Note: Salem Paddock Lake Curves is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Salem/ Paddock Lake Curves has been strengthening the women in our community for over 15 years. The Curves workout is convenient, combining strength training and cardio activity plus stretching – all in just 30 minutes – to strengthen your whole body. By getting stronger and increasing your flexibility, you are setting the stage for a healthier, more active future so you can live the life you want.

Walk in and jump on any machine in the circuit! In your 30 minute workout, you’ll work every major muscle group with strength training, cardio and stretching. Curves is a supportive environment where you can gain strength, balance and flexibility with the guidance of your coach

To get you started on your journey to a healthier lifestyle, Salem /Paddock Lake Curves has a summer special, giving you the whole summer fitness program for just $129. Special includes the 30-Minute Total Body Workout Circuit on Strength Training Machines along with Specialty Classes and a Coach to monitor a safe, effective, and fun workout!

Call 262-843- 4600 today for your free consultation! (Silver Sneakers and Silver and Fit Programs are Accepted at this facility)

Note: Offer good now to Labor Day for new members only.

Kenosha County Veterans Services Office touts free events for seniors

Free admission days at a variety of entertainment events are available for active military, drilling reservists, veterans and their families.

Except for the Milwaukee County Zoo, the active military/veteran must present a military/VA patient ID card; an American Legion, VFV, AMVETS, etc., membership card; DD Form 214 or NGB Form 22. The zoo event requires tickets, which are available at the Kenosha County Veterans Services Office, please see details below for each event.

Upcoming free events include:

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