A word from our sponsors: St. Alphonsus Parish fish boil March 31

st-alphonsus-fish-boil-2017-3St. Alphonsus Parish is hosting its third and final fish boil of the Lenten season on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Parish Center, 6211 344th Avenue, New Munster.

The fish boil features all-you- can-eat boiled fish, potatoes, onions, carrots, coleslaw, bread,

dessert, milk and coffee. Grilled cheese sandwiches are also served. Carryouts are available.

Ticket prices: Adults (12 & older) $12, children (ages 4-11) $6, ages 3 and under free.

For more information call St. Alphonsus Parish at 262.537.4370.

Spring Election 2017: Paddock Lake trustee questionnaire answers

Voters in the Paddock Lake will have the opportunity to vote in a contested village trustee election on Tuesday, April 4.

There are four candidates for three seats. Voters will be able to three individuals. The candidates with three highest vote totals will win the seats.

Each candidate was sent the same request for biographical information and a set of questions. Following are their answers:

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Bristol responding for mutual aid for crash

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 1:38 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding for mutual aid to Newport Fire Department for a crash.

Per dispatch: Crash is on I-94 just north of Russell Road. Bristol is requested to respond with a squad.

Deal of the Day: Home Again $25 gift card half off

ad-home-again-camp-lake-address-webHave 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 offer is from Home Again, 9524 Camp Lake Road, Salem. In Home Again, chef/owner Emily Schubkegel is striving to offer a restaurant that is elegant but still has a family friendly feel. “You can feel comfortable, but it still has some classy elements,” Schubkegel said of Home Again. She calls the food “elegant home cooking.” Everything is made from scratch. The menu offers appetizers, sandwiches, entrees and soups and salads. Home Again is open every day but Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Phone is 262-857-8200 and you can visit them on the web at: www.homeagainrestaurant.com Today’s offer is for a $25 gift certificate which you can buy for $13.50 ($1 processing fee included). Certificate 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!





Central HS forensics team members qualify for 2017 state

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Last week Westosha Central’s Forensics team competed in the District Tournament at Burlington High School. This is the meet that determines whether they go to state or not. In order to go to state, each member, or group, much receive two scores of at least a 20 or above. Everyone who competed qualified for the first time in years. 

Students who made it to state this year are:  Aysiah Aguilar, Veronica B-K, Michelle Belmont, Jenna Bradtke, Teagan Coomans. Will Cushman, Jordan Dahlberg, Jonathan Filatreault, Chelsea Gerber, Haley Gorsuch, Maria Grenyo, Shannen Griffiths, Emily Houtz, Grace Jahnke, Emily Jones, Alex Kelly, Zayin Knotterus, Anna Kurzer, Chelsea Lamp, Madison LeRoy, Lina Mack, Joyce Riphagen, Carina Rook, Alex Salerno, Victoria Salerno, Jeanna Soto, Vanessa Tym, Francesca Weidner, Elise Wember, Sally Windler, Jennifer Young.

In addition,  Central will be hosting this year’s conference meet, which will be after school, Wednesday, April 5.

Units responding for alarm in Silver Lake

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 10:23 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to an alarm at a home in the 400 block of Carla Court in Silver Lake.

Per dispatch: This is a carbon monoxide alarm.

UPDATE 10:39 a.m. –Unit on the scene reports to dispatch that alarm caused by a faulty detector. Units clearing the scene and returning to quarters.

A word from our sponsors: Wheatland Center School has job openings for special education aide and bus driver

wcs-round-logoNote: Wheatland Center School is advertising these positions with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Wheatland Center School has the following job openings:

Special Education Aide Position — Starting rate $11.97 per hour. Approx. 30 hours per week. Those interested should submit a letter of application and complete the district job application available on the school’s website: www.wheatland.k12.wi.us Send application to: Wheatland J1 School District, Attn: Carolyn Spangler, 6606 368th Avenue, Burlington, WI 53105. Call with questions, 262-537- 2216.

School Bus Driver Needed — Seeking dependable and safety minded individuals for Route, Field Trips and Other Opportunities. CDL with “S” Endorsement Required. FREE TRAINING available for qualified persons to assist in obtaining a CDL. From $27.50 – $29.75 per route. Visit website for more information and an application: http://www.wheatland.k12.wi.us. Send application to: Wheatland Jt. #1 School District, 6606 368th Ave., Burlington, WI 53105. Call with questions 262-537- 2216.

The Wheatland J1 School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital status or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability in its programs, activities, or employment practices.

 

2017 Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary egg hunt is April 15

From the 2013 event.

From the 2013 event.

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt will take place Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m. sharp.

The egg hunt will be held at the Town of Wheatland Fire Department Firehouse in New Munster. Ages 10 and under are welcome to participate. Bring your own basket.

This is a free community event sponsored by the Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary.

A word from our sponsors: Bulldog Football and Cheerleading accepting applications for 2017

Bulldog-logo-webNote: WKCYF Bulldogs is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Bulldog Football and Cheerleading is now accepting applications for the 2017 campaign. There are multiple ways to sign up and get involved with the greatest game on earth.

The WKCYF Bulldogs, a 501C3 non-profit, all volunteer organization which was established in 2000, are proud to be beginning our 18th year of providing football and cheer to boys and girls of Western Kenosha County. The Bulldogs are proud members of the The Chicagoland Youth Football League (TCYFL) and all coaches are USA Football “Heads Up” certified. The Bulldogs are an all play league with an emphasis on safety. The Bulldogs are the only League serving the area that separates players by age and weight to ensure your children play and learn in the safest possible experience.

An open house event will run from noon to 4 p.m. on April 15 at the “Dog House” located at 307 Lake Street in Silver Lake. Stop by early for some great door prizes and a day of fun and learning.

Upcoming registration dates (all at the Dog House, 307 Lake Street in Silver Lake):

  • Tuesday, April 18, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 26, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 8, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 16, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 25, 6-7:30 p.m.

Visit website www.bulldogyouthfootball.com for an online registration portal.

Question can be directed to wkcyfvptackle@gmail.com or call 262.891.7843 for more information.

Like Bulldogs on Facebook or follow us on twitter @wkcyfbulldogs.

Deaths March 26, 2017: Reuben S. Demske

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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Units responding for alarm in Twin Lakes

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com


At about 4:19 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding for a smoke alarm in the 460 block of Highway F in Twin Lakes.

A word from our sponsors: Messy Church set for today

salem-umc-messy-church-3-2017-webNote: The sponsors of Messy Church are advertising this event with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Would you like to try a church but wooden pews, hymns, and sitting still and quiet isn’t for you? Then Messy Church just might be your thing.

Messy Church is sponsored by the churches of Circuit 14 and Living Waters Ministries, based on an exciting new movement that began in England in 2004.  MessyChurch is cross-generational, 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 Gospel message.

Join others at Trevor-Wilmot School, 26325 Wilmot Rd, Trevor, from 4 to 6 p.m. on March 26 for a hands-on faith, fellowship and fun for everyone experience. Messy Church will include intergenerational arts and crafts, games, music, Bible story and dinner. Don’t dress up…this is Messy Church!

If you are interested in more information, please contact Rachel Hewitt at queenrachel58@gmail.com.

Katelyn Herreid receives scholarship at UW-Whitewater

The following local students have received scholarships from the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater:

Katelyn Herreid, from Twin Lakes,  who is majoring in communication sciences and disorders and Spanish. Herreid was awarded the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department Scholarship and the Dyer Family Scholarship.

 

“Student scholarships honor the past, acknowledge the present, and give hope to the future. Our scholarships continue to grow with the generous support from friends and alumni,” said Katy Heyning, dean. “This year we gave more than $100,000 to over 120 students across the College of Education and Professional Studies.”

Scholarship recipients were recognized for their academic achievements and community service and represent majors across all departments in the college.

A word from our sponsors: March 26, 2017 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

AD-bear-realty-glenda-butch-revise2Note: Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty, are westofthei.com sponsors. This is a paid announcement — DH

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

25165 Runyard Way West, Trevor

4707 308th Ave Salem

9000 226th Ct 9B, Salem

23300 111th St, Trevor

7113-7111 368th Ave, Burlington

County Treasurer Jacobson hosting community-wide shower to benefit clients of Women and Children’s Horizons

County Treasurer Teri Jacobson is hosting a community-wide shower by accepting donations of items to benefit clients of Women and Children’s Horizons, an organization dedicated to advocating for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Items can be dropped off at the Treasurer’s Office in downtown Kenosha at the County Administration Building, 1010 56th St., or at the Elected Official’s Office at the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th St., Bristol.

The drive is taking place through April 30.

Women and Children’s Horizons is registered at Target for items to assist clients and their children. Use the “Advanced Search” option at the store or on its website, and search “Women and Children’s Horizons” for the full list of items.

Among the items requested are: Crockpots, coffee makers, dishes, pots and pans, utensils, silverware, bed pillows, 3-5 drawer storage bins, comforters, sheets, blankets, diapers (especially larger sizes) and baby wipes. Also, underwear, bras and socks (all sizes for women and children), personal care items (deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, body wash), paper towels and household and clothing cleaning products. To make a monetary donation, checks may be written to Women and Children’s Horizons.

In addition, the children’s program coordinator is seeking donations of craft supplies. Particularly needed are balloons, glitter glue or clear glue, craft sand, construction/craft paper, mason jars and stickers. The items are used for “calm down” jars and stress balls, which help the children deal with anger issue, according to Women & Children’s Horizons staff.

For more information about Women and Children’s Horizons, visit http://wchkenosha.org.

For more information about the community shower, please contact Jacobson at 262-653- 2542.

A word from our sponsors: The Plumbing Works LLC now offering rental of water treatment equipment

the-plumbing-works-water-treatment-photo-webNote: The Plumbing Works LLC is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

The Plumbing Works LLC is now offering rental of our top of the line water treatment equipment! We have found that some of our customers prefer to rent water treatment equipment rather than own it.

When you rent from us you will never be charged a service charge (unless it is damaged due to renter negligence) and you will never have to worry about repairs. Rental fees begin at $28.00 per month. In addition to renting water softeners, we also rent iron filters and sulfur filters. Iron filters remove excessive iron (rust). Sulfur filters remove sulfur particulates and “rotten egg” odor.

Along with our rental program we offer a salt delivery program to be sure your units are properly filled with salt and periodically maintained.

If you are interested in our rental option, please give our office a call today at 262-877-3842!!

Central HS 2017 Badger Boys and Girls State representatives announced

booster-chs-falconCentral High School District of Westosha recently selected the 2017 Badger Boys and Girls State Representatives.

Representing Central at the week-long conference promoting democratic government principals and citizenship in Oshkosh for Girls State is Haley Trecker, daughter of Ronald Trecker. Selected as an alternate is Wylie Jackson, daughter of Keith and Shelly Jackson.

Representing the Boys State in Ripon, Wisconsin are Felix Desimoni, son of Beatrice Desimoni, and Michele Rovella, son of Francesco and Natalie Rovella. Selected as an alternate is Andrew Christensen, son of Bert and Michelle Christensen.

Attendance at Badger State is made possible and sponsored by the American Legion Schultz-Hahn Post 293 for the boys, and the Schultz-Hahn 293 Unit of the Women’s Auxiliary for the girls.

OakVue Farm hosting Easter celebration

OakVue Farm will be hosting a Easter celebration starting at 8:30 a.m. on April 16.

There will be a celebration service followed by brunch with an egg hunt for kids.

Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP: 262-960-9145.

OakVue Farm, which also hosts a live nativity during the Christmas season, is located at 14700 104th Street in Bristol.

A word from our sponsors: Tax season is here again for Bruce Melling CPA

artwork-for-post-1Note: Bruce Melling CPA is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

This year’s income tax return filing deadline is April 18th and will be here before we know it. Bruce Melling is a Certified Public Accountant in his 48th tax season. He completes federal and state income tax returns for individuals that live in many states across the country.

Bruce is very knowledgeable regarding current income tax laws. He attends an extensive, multiple-day Tax School every year. The classes at the Tax School are often taught by current and/or former IRS and State of Wisconsin employees.

For more information about Bruce, you can visit his website at www.mellingcpa.com.

Have your tax returns prepared by a skilled professional this year. Contact Bruce by phone at 866-578- 0900 or e-mail him at bruce@mellingcpa.com.

Deaths March 24, 2017: Glen C. Haisman, Elizabeth “Liz” Sommer

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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Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association exploring building shelter at Lance Park


Representatives of the Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association shared their vision for building a shelter within Lance Park with Twin Lakes Village Board members Monday night.

The chamber hosts the annual Libertyfest community festival in the park each year. To house concessions and entertainment the chamber rents a tent to keep the event weather proof.

Instead of continuing to rent tents, the chamber is proposing building a more permanent open sided structure in the park, said James Little, a member of the chamber board of directors.

Little and other chamber representatives were at the meeting to get the Village Board’s ideas about where would be a good location for the structure.

“Where does that go?” Little said. “What is a good spot that makes the park better, not just for Libertyfest.” Chamber officials believe the shelter could be used by other groups besides the chamber.

A preliminary sketch for the shelter submitted to the board called for dimensions of 60 feet wide by 90 feet long with 16 foot head room.

The tents of recent years have been pitched in part of the park’s parking lot. Trustee Kevin Fitzgerald said he didn’t like that location for a permanent structure.

“I’m not too fond of a metal pole building with no sides being on our most expensive piece of real estate,” Fitzgerald said. Instead he suggested a natural bowl within the park be explored as a performance space.

Chamber President Wayne Trongeau said he felt the bowl might present accessibility issues and provide a space for people to party that would be difficult for police to patrol. Trongeau is a retired police officer.

Trustee Tom Connolly suggested the board meet with chamber officials at Lance Park. A tentative time and date for that meeting was set for 6 p.m. on April 17. A regular board meeting would normally take place at 6:30 p.m. on that date.

 

 

Deal of the Day: Glazed Bakery $10 gift card half off

glazed-ad-1Have 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 Glazed Bakery on 24123 75th Street, Paddock Lake. Glazed specializes in cakes for all occasions. There’s a coffee bar and delicious pastries, bread, cookies, donuts and breads on sale every day. Indoor and outdoor seating. Hours are 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. The offered gift certificate is for $10 towards baked goods which we are selling for $5.75 (includes 75 cent processing). 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!





Paris School explores the ocean for 2017 reading unit

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Each year, Paris School selects a topic to explore. This year’s unit of discovery was the ocean.

The highlight was the PSO taking everyone to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.

Back at school, the hallway was decorated with their various projects. The hallway included a saltwater fish tank provided by a Paris School graduates, Zachary Klabunde.

The culmination of the unit was Wednesday, when the students presented skits, readings, and songs. Here are some photos and video:

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A word from our sponsors: Messy Church set for March 26

salem-umc-messy-church-3-2017-webNote: The sponsors of Messy Church are advertising this event with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Would you like to try a church but wooden pews, hymns, and sitting still and quiet isn’t for you? Then Messy Church just might be your thing.

Messy Church is sponsored by the churches of Circuit 14 and Living Waters Ministries, based on an exciting new movement that began in England in 2004.  MessyChurch is cross-generational, 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 Gospel message.

Join others at Trevor-Wilmot School, 26325 Wilmot Rd, Trevor, from 4 to 6 p.m. on March 26 for a hands-on faith, fellowship and fun for everyone experience. Messy Church will include intergenerational arts and crafts, games, music, Bible story and dinner. Don’t dress up…this is Messy Church!

If you are interested in more information, please contact Rachel Hewitt at queenrachel58@gmail.com.

Warm Friday, wet weekend

The latest, local National Weather Service forecast calls for a Friday flirting with 70 degrees followed by a wet weekend.rain-downspout

Friday’s high temperature may reach 69.

But starting tonight and extending through Saturday it is expected to rain. The chance of rain Friday night is 90 percent, 100 percent Saturday, 80 percent for Saturday night and 50 percent Sunday.

After that warm Friday, Saturday will be much cooler with a high in the high 40s. Sunday will be a little warmer with a high in the mid 50s.

Salem School Celebration 2017 “Under the Sea” coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

salem-celebration-2017-1The annual Salem School celebration was held Thursday at the school.

This year’s event had a theme of “Under the Sea.”

The event is designed to showcase what is going on at Salem School. It featured crafts, story readings, games, art displays, projects, activities and ice cream in the cafeteria. As is tradition, the night ended with a performance by school staff in the North Gym.

Here is video of the staff performance:

Here are some more photos from the night:

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Deaths March 23, 2017: Bernard Louis Gunty

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: St. Alphonsus Parish fish boil March 31

st-alphonsus-fish-boil-2017-3St. Alphonsus Parish is hosting its third and final fish boil of the Lenten season on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Parish Center, 6211 344th Avenue, New Munster.

The fish boil features all-you- can-eat boiled fish, potatoes, onions, carrots, coleslaw, bread,

dessert, milk and coffee. Grilled cheese sandwiches are also served. Carryouts are available.

Ticket prices: Adults (12 & older) $12, children (ages 4-11) $6, ages 3 and under free.

For more information call St. Alphonsus Parish at 262.537.4370.

Local students present at Undergraduate Research Day at the UW-Whitewater

The following local students were among the presenters at Undergraduate Research Day at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

  • Michaela Efflandt from Twin Lakes, majoring in psychology. Efflandt’s projects are called “Non-reciprocal Behavioral Contrast in Multiple VI-DRL Schedules” and “Exploring behavioral contrast in multiple VI PR schedules.”
  • Grace Barrett from Trevor, majoring in geography. Barrett’s project is called “UWW Soils Team Participation in Collegiate Soils Competition.”
  • Kierstin Sorensen from Salem, majoring in physics. Sorenson’s projects are called “A Citizen Science Search for High Proper Motion Stars Towards Galactic Center”, “What Makes a Good Citizen Scientist: First Results from The Milky Way Project Blink” and “A Search for Variable Stars Towards Galactic Center Using “Citizen Science.”
  • Kayla Weidner from Bristol, majoring in elementary education. Weidner’s project is called “Does It Exist Without Light: Season 2, Episode 5”.
  • Gregory Hyde from Kenosha, majoring in computer science. Hyde’s project is called “Testbed Development for Genetic Algorithms”
  • Colin Deady from Trevor, majoring in marketing. Deady’s project is called “Evaluating eBay’s Future in the Online Marketplace.”
  • Brittany Moore from Twin Lakes, majoring in communication sciences and disorders. Moore’s project is called “Bi-dialectalism:the investigation of the cognitive advantage and non-native dialect perception in noise.”

“It’s a showcase of academic student engagement in its purest form-seeing students engage in scholarly activity through undergraduate research within their discipline and across disciplines,” said Whitney Supianoski, director of the McNair Scholars Program.

The event was Thursday, March 16, in the James R. Connor University Center Hamilton Room.

Projects ranged from social work and criminology to performing art pieces. Many of the students have been preparing their research and working alongside a faculty mentor for close to a year.

“Typically, they (undergraduate students) work for a year or more. By ‘work’ I mean the active scholarly work that they need to put in, including a literature review or some sort of experimentation. It includes thinking how to present the work and explain the work to people who may not be in their field of expertise,” said Catherine Chan, director of the Undergraduate Research Program.

As a longstanding UW-Whitewater event, Undergraduate Research Day has grown not only in numbers, but in the quality of the research being presented.

“I’ve witnessed a growth in the variety of the projects and different trends in the projects being presented,” said Chan. “There are more team-based projects now, more interdisciplinary projects being developed. It is certainly an opportunity for them to practice any opportunities down the line for interviews for grad school, professional schools and employment.”

A word from our sponsors: Wheatland Center School has job openings for special education aide and bus driver

wcs-round-logoNote: Wheatland Center School is advertising these positions with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Wheatland Center School has the following job openings:

Special Education Aide Position — Starting rate $11.97 per hour. Approx. 30 hours per week. Those interested should submit a letter of application and complete the district job application available on the school’s website: www.wheatland.k12.wi.us Send application to: Wheatland J1 School District, Attn: Carolyn Spangler, 6606 368th Avenue, Burlington, WI 53105. Call with questions, 262-537- 2216.

School Bus Driver Needed — Seeking dependable and safety minded individuals for Route, Field Trips and Other Opportunities. CDL with “S” Endorsement Required. FREE TRAINING available for qualified persons to assist in obtaining a CDL. From $27.50 – $29.75 per route. Visit website for more information and an application: http://www.wheatland.k12.wi.us. Send application to: Wheatland Jt. #1 School District, 6606 368th Ave., Burlington, WI 53105. Call with questions 262-537- 2216.

The Wheatland J1 School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital status or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability in its programs, activities, or employment practices.

 

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