Units responding for burning in Trevor

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 4:20 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding for burning in the 11400 block of 272nd Avenue in Trevor.

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

wilmot-auto-exterior-2011-webNote: Wilmot Auto Service is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH

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.

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, 15 of these years have been in Wilmot. Dwayne’s grandpa Harmon Garwood started Wilmot Auto Service in 1951. They are celebrating 63 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

Burning ban in effect in Silver Lake today

burning-ban-artA ban on all outdoor burning has been ordered in Silver Lake by  Silver Lake Fire Department Chief Allison Draeger.

The burn ban will be in effect Friday, Draeger said.

Units responding for burning in Paddock Lake

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 1:52 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of burning in the 6500 block of 248th Avenue in Paddock Lake.

Units responding for tree fire in Bristol

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 11:39 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a tree on fire in the 16000 block of 60th Street (Highway K) in Bristol.

UPDATE 11:40 a.m. — Deputy on scene reports that resident says tree is on some wires.

UPDATE 11:43 a.m. — Dispatch has contacted We Energeis.

Blood drive Nov. 4 at Twin Lakes American Legion Post 544

blood-center-logoTwin Lakes area residents can make a tremendous, positive impact on the lives of patients at BloodCenter of Wisconsin’s upcoming blood drive. The drive will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Twin Lakes American Legion Post 544, 989 Legion Dr.. Twin Lakes.

Donors can schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-BE-A-HERO (1-877-232-4376), or visiting www.bcw.edu or m.bcw.edu on their mobile device. Appointments are preferred to ensure a quick and convenient donation, but walk-in donors are also welcome.

Anyone 16 or older who is in general good health and meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. Parental consent is required for 16-year-olds to donate. The entire process takes about an hour. Donors should bring a photo ID that includes birth date.

BloodCenter of Wisconsin is a not-for-profit organization that specializes in blood services, organ, tissue and marrow donation, diagnostic testing, medical services and leading-edge research. BloodCenter of Wisconsin is the only provider of blood to hospitals in 29 Wisconsin counties as well as providing support to hospitals and patients across the country. BloodCenter of Wisconsin advances patient care by delivering life-saving solutions grounded in unparalleled medical and scientific expertise. For more information, visit www.bcw.edu.

Units responding for crash in Randall

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 9:05 a.m., Randall Fire Department, Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the 35600 block of Highway F in Randall.

UPDATE 9:07 a.m. — Fire personnel on scene reports one car in the ditch.

Snowing this morning; windy and cold rest of the day

Happy Halloween — or white Christmas.

The snow is sticking pretty good to the grass and cars and such at about 6:45 a.m. The National Weather Service says there should be less than a half inch of accumulation and the snow should stop by about 9 a.m.

There also is a wind advisory in place today until 6 p.m. Winds could be 25-35 mph with gusts as high as 45 mph.

Today’s high temperature should be a chilling sounding 39.

Units responding to business for electrical fire

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At 8:56 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of an elecrical fire at a gas station/convenience store in the 12100 block of 75th Street, just west of I-94 in Kenosha.

UPDATE 8:57 p.m. — Dispatch calls off Bristol response per Kenosha Fire Department command on the scene.

Silver Lake PD, Silver FD and Silver Lake Rescue to host trick or treating event Friday

trick-or-treaters-artSilver Lake Police, Silver Lake Rescue Squad and Silver Lake Fire Department will host a Trick or Treating event, Friday, Halloween, at Schmalfeldt Park and Riverview School.

Members will be handing out glow sticks, candy and pizza for the parents. Silver Lake trick or treat time is 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31.

“We expect a good turn out and hope everyone has a great time, ” said SLPD Chief Andrew Trudeau.

Deaths Oct. 20, 2014: Roy A. Rohde

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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: Continue reading →

Dinner and Dodgeball for Amanda is Saturday

/U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Soo C. Kim- via Wikimedia Copmmons, public domain

/U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Soo C. Kim- via Wikimedia Copmmons, public domain

If you are looking for something fun to do while helping to support a community effort, the friends of Amanda Hauser,  local Catholic Financial Life Chapters, and the community from Brighton Wisconsin would like to invite you to  “Dinner and Dodgeball for Amanda.”

Amanda Hauser is a 12 year old student from Brighton Grade School who has been courageously battling a cancerous brain tumor.  The purpose of the event is to bring the community together to support Amanda and her family, and to raise money to help with the many expenses related to this illness.  All proceeds raised will be donated to the Hauser family.

The event, which includes a community dodgeball tournament, spaghetti dinner by Luisa’s Restaurant, raffles and auctions, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Brighton Grade School, located on the corner of Highways 75 and 142 in Brighton.

For more information about the event, make a donation, or sign up a team for dodgeball, contact David Beth at 262-605-5101 or Charlene Brandes at 262-878-2191.

Chance of snow and cold nights in forecast

thermostatThere’s a chance you could have to deal with snow tomorrow morning, says the National Weather Service forecast for our area.

The forecast calls for a 40 percent chance of precipitation tonight that could become snow showers. Then there’s a 30 percent chance of snow Friday, Halloween.

While today’s high temperature is expected to reach 53, tomorrow’s high is expected to be just 39. The low temperature Friday and Saturday will be a downright cold 27.

Next week, so far, looks like highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s.

Deal of the Day: Ruth’s Hairlines $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!
Our offering today is from Ruth’s Hairlines, 713 Cogswell Drive, Silver Lake, 889-8382. Ruth’s Hairlines offers hair care for the entire family. Like their Facebook page to get their promos and updates. We have a $25 haircut with April gift card for $13.50 (includes $1 handling charge). One purchase through Deal of the Day per client. Expires 11/12/14
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.





2014 trick or treat hours round-up

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Photo by gracey via morgueFile.com

It’s time to make sure you have the right hours carved out for trick or treating with the youngsters this year.

Most municipalities that set hours chose from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 as the official trick or treat hours. This includes Bristol, Salem, Paddock Lake, Twin Lakes, Randall and Silver Lake.

Official trick or treat hours in Wheatland were on Sunday, Oct. 26.

Brighton and Paris customarily do not set official hours.

A word from our sponsors: Help wanted at Reliable Heating and Air Conditioning

reliable_logo_tilted-webThe following post is a paid announcement by Reliable Heating and Air Conditioning. — DH

Installers sought for HVAC work. Multiple positions available. Experience preferred, but willing to train individuals with mechanical aptitude. Work includes installation of HVAC lines and sheet metal work. These are full-time positions with benefits, paid vacation and paid holidays.

Apply in person at:

Reliable Heating and Air Conditioning
5920 256th Ave.
Paddock Lake, WI 53168

Units responding for crash in Salem

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At 8:54 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the 11100 block of Antioch Road (Highway 83) in Salem for a crash.

Per dispatch: Three cars involved; multiple injuries.

UPDATE 8:56 p.m. — Personnel at the scene requests a second ambulance respond to the scene.

UPDATE 8:57 p.m. — Deputy en route to shut down northbound traffic on Antioch Road.

UPDATE 8:58 p.m. — Southbound traffic on Antioch Road to be diverted onto Highway C.

Country Inn and Suites special needs Halloween event coverage (PHOTOS)

special-needs-halloween-2014-topCountry Inn and Suites in Kenosha just west of I-94 hosted its annual Halloween Trick or Treat Event for Special Needs Children and Adults Tuesday at the Parkway Chateau.

The event is a Halloween celebration for children and adults with special needs and their families. Participants can dress up in their favorite costume and then trick or treat in a safe, accessible environment. Area businesses and organizations (including westofthei.com) sponsor fun stations for the trick or treaters. Participants enjoyed great snacks, candy to take home, playing games winning prizes, live music, face painting, balloon making and more.

Here are some more photos:
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Deaths Oct. 29, 2014: Gerald Thomas Lewis

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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: Continue reading →

Westosha Lakes Church offering Thanksgiving meal; register by Oct. 31

cooked-turkey-sxc-as012a2569-webIf you are seeking assistance during the Thanksgiving season, the Helping Hands Food Pantry of Westosha Lakes Church is available to provide extra help. If you would like to receive a complete turkey dinner including a 12-14 pound frozen turkey and everything needed to make a complete Thanksgiving meal, please call 262-586-9520 to register no later than this Friday, Oct. 31 by 5 p.m. Leave your name, address, and phone number with the person who answers the phone or on the automated system so that you can be sent a postcard with instructions for pick up. Distribution will be at Central High School on Sunday afternoon Nov. 9, but you must call to arrange to have a post card mailed to you. The complete turkey dinners are being provided free on a first come, first served basis and quantity is limited to 150.

Units responding for alarm in Paris

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 2:03 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units are responding to a fire alarm in the 4000 block of West Frontage Road in Paris.

UPDATE about 2:10 p.m. — First units arriving on scene report no signs of fire.

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, Oct. 30 through Wednesday, Nov. 5.

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

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

Wilmot UHS Veterans Day breakfast and assembly is Nov. 11

US-Flag-mf-click-webVeterans Day Breakfast & Observance at Wilmot Union High School will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Breakfast will be at 7:45 a.m. in the commons with a 9 a.m. assembly in Veteran’s Memorial Field House.

All community veterans and family members are invited. RSVP to Marlene Tilsner at 862-2351, ext. 265 or tilsnerm@wilmoths.k12.wi.us. Indicate your name and number of guests attending breakfast.

Veterans interested in staying later in the day to discuss their experiences with students on a smaller scale should make their availability known to Marlene Tilsner as well.

Also, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lance Hass Auditorium,  a viewing of Honor Flight will take place. This is a free viewing, but donations will be accepted. All proceeds will go to the Honor Flight program.

Parking and  entrance on Southwest side of the building.

Deal of the Day: Luisa’s $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! Our offering today is from Luisa’s Restaurant, 317th Avenue and Highway 50 in Wheatland. Luisa’s is the place for a taste of Italian & American cuisine. Known for their pizzas, their classic thin crust is legendary! For the hearty appetite they can prepare pan or stuffed pizza and they dare you to try to eat more than one piece! Luisa’s menu doesn’t stop at pizza. They also feature pasta dishes, sandwiches, burgers and more. Their Friday Fish Fry is a hit with the locals and be sure to check out the daily specials. The offered gift card is for $25, which we are selling for $13.50 (includes $1 processing charge). Card must be used for eat 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. Click the button to get your Deal of the Day!





Man dies from injuries in Oct. 19 crash in Bristol

A Kenosha man who was driving a vehicle that struck a tree in Bristol on Oct. 19, , suffering severe injuries as a result, has now died from those injuries.

Todd M. Covelli, 48, died Monday at Advocate Condell Medical Center-Libertyville, where he was transported by Flight for Life medical transport helicopter the day of the crash, according to information supplied by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.

Covelli’s crash was originally reported as a vehicle fire at about 9:30 p.m., Oct. 19.  When deputies, arrived they saw the scene involved a single vehicle that had hit a tree.

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Randall School receives grant to sponsor drug/healthy choices dance

Front row: McKinley Boyle, Lauren Christensen Back row: Teacher Karen Reddin. /Submitted photo

Front row: McKinley Boyle, Lauren Christensen
Back row: Teacher Karen Reddin. /Submitted photo

Randall School is the recipient of a 2014-15 ATOD $250 Mini Grant offered by the Greater Kenosha Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Awareness Committee.

This grant was written by students Lauren Christensen, McKinley Boyle, and teacher Karen Reddin.

This mini grant — “Dance the Drugs Away” — w​ill be used to sponsor a drug-free dance. This dance w​ill​ be open to grades 6-8 at Randall School​. ​Wheatland Center School students​ will be invited to attend.

In the school’s concession area, student council will provide positive posters and drug free messages to dance attendees.

The grant money will be used to offset the cost of the DJ, as a result students will be able to attend for only $2 (a dance typically costs $5). Money ​from the grant ​will also be used to buy posters and drug/healthy choices awareness decorations​ for the dance​.

Kenosha County UW-Extension launches recycling website

A screenshot of the kensoharacinerecycles.org homepage

A screenshot of the kensoharacinerecycles.org homepage

The following announcement regarding recycling information is from Kenosha County UW-Extension:

Kenosha County UW-Extension announces that it has launched its Kenosha and Racine Counties Recycle Guide website for residential and commercial sectors. Features of the website include a searchable database for many hazardous waste products that can be recycled through municipal and private sector recycling firms servicing the two counties. As a ‘one stop shop’ website for all recycling information throughout the two counties, the site will feature recycling tips, articles and news clips from partner agencies Environmental Protection Agency and WI Department of Natural Resources. This enables residents and commercial clients to stay current with recycling trends. The website is an engaging, user-friendly electronic platform for the existing printable Recycle Guide that has served Kenosha and Racine Counties for many years, providing consumers with reliable and current information. The website can be found at kenosharacinerecycles.org. For more information about this program, please contact Amy Greil, CNRED Educator, Kenosha County UW-Extension or email amy.greil@kenoshacounty.org.

U16 Kenosha Crew girls go 7-0-0

/Submitted photo

/Submitted photo

The U16 Kenosha Crew girls’ soccer team went 7-0-0 in the Wisconsin Youth Soccer League SECL A Division. The girls completed their season undefeated with 7 wins, 0 losses, and 0 ties. They finished in first place with 21 total points and scored 27 goals and only allowed 3 goals against in 7 games. Team is led by team captains Sarah Amburn, Madison Bailey, and Keeper Rachel Stanley. Team members include Abi Whynott, Alaina Snider, Amy Allen, Aubrey Geiger, Deja Simpson, Gabrielle Vecchitto, Katie Engle, Kristina Post, Lindsey Orthmann, Madelyn Lacroix, Megan Jensen, Rebecca Berzinsky, Samantha Cibrario, Sidney Stull, Sydney Keckeisen, and Taylor Meredith. The team is coached by Nathan Weishuhn.

Units responding for CO alarm in Wheatland

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 7:49 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are reaponding to the 32200 block of 45th Street in Wheatland for a carbon monoxide alarm.

Per dispatch: No one at the scene is experiencing symptoms at this time.

Deaths Oct. 27, 2014: Shirley A. Fox, Vincenzo “Vinnie” Ruffolo

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: Continue reading →

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