Local BloodCenter blood drives scheduled for March 2 and March 31

blood-center-logoBloodCenter of Wisconsin’s has scheduled the following upcoming blood drives in Western Kenosha County:

  • New Munster. Monday, March 2 from 3 to 7 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Parish, 6301 344th Ave.
  • Silver Lake Community Drive. Tuesday, March 31 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Silver Lake Rescue Squad, 209 E. Lake St., Silver Lake.

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.

Units responding for report of flipped snowmobile on Fox River

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 3:28 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue, Silver Lake Rescue Squad and Kenosha County Dive Team units are responding to a report of a flipped over snowmobile on the Fox River in about the 9000 block of Fox River Road (Highway W) near Wilmot.

Per dispatch: Incident called in by a passer by.

UPDATE 3:38 p.m. — All units clearing the scene. Snowmobilers left the scene.

Ordering for Paddock Lake Area Lions Club flower sale underway

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Photo by Bev Lloyd-Roberts via stock.xchng

The Paddock Lake Area Lions Club is again selling flowers. One dozen roses all one color, or a dozen roses in a rainbow of colors, or a bouquet of mixed flowers can be purchased for just $17.00 per dozen.

The flowers will be delivered on Wednesday, April 22, to anywhere in Kenosha County and in the southern parts of Racine County. Orders can be taken until April 4.

For more information, or to order, call: Lions Ralph or Joyce Myers at 262-857-7254 or Lion Cindy Taylor at 262-914-4241.

Proceeds received from the sale of the flowers go directly to help the club provide assistance to those in need in the local community, as well as in the state and beyond. Lions help the blind, provide eyeglasses for the needy, support local youth groups and local food pantries, as well as helping to promote literacy.

Friends of Community Library seeking board members

bookshelf-mf-jppi_optFriends of Community Library is looking for new members for its board. Representatives should come from the Paddock Lake, Salem, and Silver Lake area or from the Randall and Twin Lakes area.

The board members serve a two-year term, but there also is at least one one-year vacancy where a person could check out the work the board does and then decide if he or she would like to continue on the board. There are approximately 10 meetings per year that can be scheduled during the day or early evening to meet board members needs.

This may all sound rather dry, but the Friends are people who know how much a library and its services enrich the five communities that comprise the library. The Friends usually hold two book sales a year and are proud to say they just contributed $5,000 to the library for its Youth Services Program. Activities for young people range all the way from preschool, through kids and tweens, to teens. The variety of programs offered is impressive.

The Friends also are ready to provide financial support for supplies for the library that may not have been able to be included in the tax budget. If you love books, movies, magazines, newspapers, computers, the answer to questions, the opportunity to spark a new interest in yourself or someone in your family, or just get out of the house for some inspiration, your first step should be to visit the libraries in Salem, Silver Lake or Twin Lakes.

The next step is to get involved with the Friends, and one way is to volunteer some time for its board.

If interested, contact Friends president Judy Jooss at jjooss@charter.net

A word from our sponsors: March 1, 2015 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.

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

3300 200TH AVE, PARIS

11105 233RD AVE, SALEM

29712 41ST ST, BRIGHTON

16006 60TH ST, PARIS

226 TOMAHAWK DR, TWIN LAKES

6106 246TH AVE, PADDOCK LAKE

203 E SPRUCE ST, SILVER LAKE

7950 MCHENRY ST, BURLINGTON

125 E SPRUCE ST, SILVER LAKE

Central HS varsity cheer team state champs

/Contributed photo

/Contributed photo

The Westosha Central High School varsity cheer team won their division’s team championship at the Wisconsin Association of Cheer/Pom Coaches Association tournament Saturday.

The Central team competed in the Division II Medium class.

The tournament was held at Memorial Coliseum, Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

Here is some video of the team from Fox Sports Wisconsin:

Great Kenosha Pizza Bake-Off is Sunday

pizza-sxc-Stephen-Coburn-webThe Kenosha Area Noon Optimist Club’s annual “Great Kenosha Pizza Bake-Off” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 1 at the UAW Local 72 Headquarters, 3615 Washington Road (wheelchair accessible & ample parking), Kenosha.

Attendees at the Great Kenosha Pizza Bake- Off, can sample over 30 pizzas served from local pizza establishments all under one roof, and vote for your favorite tasting pizza to win this year’s “People’s Choice Award”!

This year’s Celebrity Judges will be sampling pizzas in a blind taste-test for the “Critics Choice Award”.  WLIP’s Wake Up Call, Bill Lawrence; Darren Hillock, westofthei.com; Liz Snyder, Kenosha News; and Tamie Falk-Day, Athletic Director, UW-Parkside are just some of the Judges on the Celebrity Panel!

There will be an exciting Silent Auction Area, entertainment by Bill Lynch; a special appearance by Miss Kenosha 2015, Miss Kiersten Gonzales; and a visit from popular local Mascots, like Torchie from Carthage, Trojan from Tremper, and Kenosha Kingfish Mascot, King Elvis just to name a few.

Beverages, and delicious cupcakes provided by Linnea Bakery, Kandra’s Cupcakes and Robin’s Nest Cakery will be available for purchase at the Bake-Off.

Tickets cost $12 at the door for adults and $6 at the door for children 10 and younger.

The Great Kenosha Pizza Bake-Off 2015 is sponsored by Staffing Partners and presented by the Kenosha Area Noon Optimist & Junior Optimist Club of Kenosha. Proceeds from this event go to support Optimist youth programs in the community. This includes our major sponsorship of the Boys & Girls Club’s annual “Youth of the Year” Scholarship Program.

Memorial for KFD Lt. Scott Schumacher of Trevor is Thursday

A memorial for Kenosha Fire Department Lt. Scott Schumacher of Trevor, will take place March 5 at Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Drive in Kenosha.

Schumacher’s death earlier this week was from cancer due to carcinogen exposure during execution of emergency duties while on incidents with the KFD, said a statement issued by the KFD. During his 16 years of service to the KFD, Schumacher executed multiple rescues and received several commendations for lifesaving and heroism.

Schumacher will receive full Line of Duty Death honors from the KFD. A public safety procession will follow the service to KFD Station #7 where a private family ceremony will occur.

Schumacher, 41, is survived by his wife and three children.

Schumacher also was active as a leader in Lakeland Little League. The league issued the following statement on his death on its website:

The entire Lakeland family extends our condolences to the family of Scott Schumacher, who passed away after a courageous battle with cancer Wednesday. Scott was a huge supporter of baseball in our community, helping make Lakeland run smoothly as a coach, manager, and the president-elect of our board of directors. Scott was a man of service who gave his time generously and passed his expertise to countless young players. Though he managed some of our most advanced youngsters on district and travel teams, Scott particularly enjoyed working with players who were new to the game, teaching them with patience and compassion.  We will miss his tireless work ethic, his dedication, leadership and his love of the game.”

A full obituary is available here.

 

A word from our sponsors: Creative Concrete hiring concrete laborers

Note: Creative Concrete is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH

creative-concrete-logo-with-help-wanted-webCreative Concrete, Inc. is looking for experienced concrete laborers. We are looking for individuals to start full-time. CDL license and experience in running small equipment is helpful. Apply in person or call the office:

30621 52nd St. Salem, WI 53168 M-F 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

(262) 537-4495

Units responding for crash in Trevor

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 3:02 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 25600 block of 110th Street in Trevor.

Per dispatch: School bus driver reported seeing a car off the road that may have struck a tree.

UPDATE 3:05 p.m. — Fire unit on scene reports no vehicle found at specified location, but there are tracks that could have been made by a vehicle leaving the roadway.

UPDATE about 3:10 p.m. — No vehicle found. All fire units clearing the scene.

Units responding for CO investigation in Bristol

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 2:05 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a home in the 18600 block of 102nd Street in Bristol for a carbon monoxide investigation.

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, 16 of these years have been in Wilmot. Dwayne’s grandpa Harmon Garwood started Wilmot Auto Service in 1951. They are celebrating 64 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

Units responding to crash in Wheatland

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 1:15 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways W and JI in Wheatland.

Per dispatch: Single vehicle rollover. Driver out and walking around.

A word from our sponsors: St. Alphonsus School hosting fish boil March 6

st-alphonsus-fish-boil-3-6-2015-webNote: St. Alphonsus School is advertising this event with westofthei.com — DH

St. Alphonsus School is once again hosting its famous Lenten fish boil. The fish boil will take place on Friday, March 6, 2015, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Parish Center, 6211 344th Ave., 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 available. Carryouts are also available.

Ticket prices: Adults (12 & older) $11.00 in advance, $12.00 at the door, children (ages 4-11) $5.00 in advance, $6.00 at the door, ages 3 and under free. Advance tickets available in the school office.

For more information call St. Alphonsus School at 262-537-4379.

Bristol School Honor Roll second quarter 2014-15

Note: This post sponsored by American Family Insurance Michael Barber, agent. — DH

The following students were named to the Bristol School second quarter honor roll for the 2014-15 school year:

Fourth Grade

First honors — Lindsay Anderson, Nicholas Argersinger, Katelynn Bergmann, Seth Brankey, Jacob Briggs, Grace Cetera, Tristan Chevrette, Morgan Chyla, Kiley Cummings, Elizabeth Dietz, Andrew Eckhart, Samuel Ellefson, Sydney Farm, Joshua Felske, Lillian Floss, Max Galton, Brooke Giannotti, Reid Glassen, Aidan Gomez, David Gonwa, Anthony Hall, Leslie Herrera, Liam Horrom, Ava Jacobi, Kylee Johnston, Collin Kadel, Grace Kitterman, Anthony Krause, Brooke Mueller, Faith Manring, Andrew Muhlenbeck, Samuel Murillo, Gabriella Neideffer, Elle O’Reilly, Arlen Palmen, Branson Parker, Lucas Perri, Ella Peschman, Emma Ramis, Reese Rynberg, Annastasia Scheele, Karina Sharify, Katherine Slutsky, Connor Speirs, Cheyenne Stemple, Addison Weyrauch, Lindsey Wiedmeyer, Taya Witt, Ian Witt.

Second honors — Sara Brown, Sebastian Cox, Emma Crocher, Riley Dahms, Dylan Dumelle, Colton Elliott, Alison Glassman, Eli Gomez, William Herda, Mason McNeill, Margaret Meisel, Cody Miller, Jack Nottingham.

Fifth Grade

First honors — Aleksandra Bojanic, Emma Brandt, Emma Brewer, Mallory Burns, Ashton Bussiere, Quinn Caya, Haley Conklin, Ariana Eiler, Christina Ekkela, Savannah Fisher, Havish Gopar, Viny Greco, Hunter Johnson, Logan Jozefiak, Ruby Loecher, Bao Lu, Asa McGonegal, Kylie Metevia, Makayla Millhouse, Samuel Monday, Amanda Palmen, Taylor Parrish, Tori Parrish, Logan Piktel, Mariel Reid, Jack Rose, Tyler Schoolcraft, Dean Serritella, James Talbert, Niko Therman, Daniel Tompkins, Bryan Topercer, Catherine VanKammen, Katie Walkington, Alyssa Weber, Alexandra Wells, Abigail Yule.

Second honors — Mason Dreyer, Aiden Erich, Lauren Foerster, Mackenzie George, Priya Kurszewski, Aidan Lance, Matthew Mallace, Abby Mallace, Oma Patterson, Vivian Pelli, Ellie Reynolds, Cole Stalker, Samantha Wenberg.

Sixth Grade

First honors —  Olivia Bergmann, Bojana Bojanic, David Bonnes, Christopher Delong, Mackenzie Farm, Matt Felske, Amanda Gorsuch, Delaney Hawkins, Grace Henningfield, Lorenzo Herrera, Madison Johnston, Lucas Koeppel, Chloe Kroeger, Chase Kveck, Jenna Leslie, Rachel Maddox, Chase Malanowski, Daniel Masnik, Brynn McNeill, Vincent Mesrine, Alessandra Murillo, Benjamin Pelli, Cynthia Pelli, Dayton Pietschman, Olivia Rickert, Fiona Schmeelk, Chantelle Schoolcraft, Jessica Skoropinski, Anna Thompson, Sara Tyszkowska, Carly Vogelsang, Mikaela Wynhoff.

Second honors — Nolan Andrews, Nayeli Borrero, Conner Buono, Zara Dixon, Dylan Eckhart, Sophia Floss, Makenna Glassman, Stephen Harscher, Rudolph Herakovich, Ryan Herda, Emma Klinesmith, Ben LeFebve, Aidon Long, Stephanie Mickelson, Ashley Miller, Drake Newport, Benjamin Shane, Madeline Slutsky, Vivian Stemple, Christaina Stevens, Abigayle Stichauf.

Seventh Grade

First honors — Tyler Andrews, Jillian Argersinger, Tyler Bannon, Seth Bayles, Nathan Brewer, Ellie Christeson, Ethan Chyla, Teagan Coomans, Sydney Crowe, Ryan Cuba, Davin Cummings,William DeGoey, Victoria Desimoni, Cooper Ferruzzi, McKenna Hall, Hannah Hogan, Andrew Hrncar, Kyle Kitterman, Sarah Kuhn, Kiley Leroy-Stowell, Oliva Manring, Zachary Meyers, Austin Mordja, Tanner Mordja, Cade Nichols, Carlie Odejewski, John Ortloff, Maggie Pelli, Chloe Perri, Madeline Persino, Tyler Rivera, Brandon Rivera, Kayla Seno, Shelby Serritella, Kassidy Valarezo, Savannah Weyrauch, Eli Willoughby, Megan Witt, Ellie Witt, Marcus Wolff, Melissa Yule, Grace Ziehm.

Second honors — Trinity Alexander, Yaritza Bermudez, Gage Bohr, Isabell Clark, Tyler Carver, William Cavener, Jordan Dahlberg, Kiley Erich, Isabella Jaimes, David Kelly, Tracy Richards, Logan Salzeider, Priscilla Scaccia, Thomas Szostak, Colton Soto, Molly Wadin, Nicholas Wiedmeyer, Gabrielle Zagame, Logan Ziegler.

Eighth Grade

First honors — Katelyn Bergmann, Kaylee Bernardy, Kayli Bohr, Hope Caya, Noah Coleman, Sierra Cruz, Rebecca Edwards, Kathryn Farrell, Kapish Gopar, Samy Greco, Ella Kaebisch,  Nicole Knoerr, Savannah Kroeger, Kelsey Kurylo, Claire Lawrence, Eric Lehmann, Ben Mickelson, Cory Miller, Amba Nkabyo, Javier Retana, Josh Schultze, Brystal Schultz, Alexis Toney, Marie Tyree, Elizabeth VanKammen.

Second honors — Zachary Cain, Codi Granner, Dylan Griffing, Abby Jones, Tayla Kapity, Brandon Kent, Claire Koeppel, Shawna Lunn, Joe Michelau, Shalynn Mulloy, Jack Reynolds, Haley Riordan, Colten Schultz, Chris Sdralis, Kaitlyn Shaffer, Anna Spikes, Katelyn Thatcher, Grant Thomas.

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 12/31/2015.





Randall to seek memo of understanding on transit buses storage

This Google Streetview shows the old Bassett fire station where Western Kenosha County transit buses are stored.

This Google Streetview shows the old Bassett fire station where Western Kenosha County transit buses are stored.

Randall town Supervisor Lauren Fox will be negotiating a memo of understanding to govern the continued storage of Western Kenosha County Transit buses in the former Bassett fire station.

Two transit buses are currently stored in the building. But in January, Supervisor Randy Kaskin brought up several concerns about the arrangement, including transit drivers leaving the bay doors open, washing personal vehicles inside and parking personal vehicles in the town’s building. He also expressed concerns about filling up the building’s holding tank needlessly by washing buses inside rather than outside.

“It seems like the drivers don’t care about the taxpayers of Randall,” Kaskin said Thursday. “The taxpayers are footing the bill.”

On Thursday, Carolyn Feldt, who manages the transit system for Kenosha County, said the problems brought up have been addressed and that the transit system is very willing to forge a formal agreement. The agreement would outline what should and should not be done with the buses in regards to the building.

“Certainly writing up a letter of agreement is something we have been remiss in doing…” Feldt said. “We are very appreciative of the storage space because of the security it provides.”

Housing the buses in Randall, as has been done since 2007, is also a cost and time savings for the transit service, Feldt said. If the buses were not kept there, they likely would be housed at the Kenosha Achievement Center on the east side of Kenosha, meaning a driver would have to make a 30-minute trip just to get to Western Kenosha County. The transit system also houses one bus at the Twin Lakes Public Works facility and others at the KAC, which coordinates the buses’ maintenance and drivers.

Supervisor Bob Gehring had been designated as the town’s representative to the transit service. When problems arose, he said he talked directly to drivers. But Fox said it would be better to talk to the supervisors and volunteered to negotiate the memo of understanding and serve as the lead contract to the transit system.

“In my mind, the ridership certainly proves that having these buses out here is beneficial,” Fox said.

A motion to have Fox negotiate the memo of understanding passed unanimously.

A word from our sponsors: Continued growth at Northlake Engineering spurs hiring

northlake_building (1)Note: Northlake Engineering is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH

Northlake Engineering, Inc. continues to grow and is adding to its staff.

Northlake Engineering is a small, family-owned company located in Bristol, WI, specializing in design and production of custom magnetics, power supplies and assemblies. Northlake employs just over 60 people so the  company is large enough to provide opportunities for advancement and small enough that you are not lost in the crowd.  Northlake has an excellent schedule working  Monday-Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Northlake workers complete 40 hours in a compressed schedule.  Overtime may be available.  Northlake has a state of the art facility and many tasks are done seated at a work bench rather than standing at an assembly line. Northlake offers a competitive wage and benefits package. More information about Northlake Engineering is available here.

Northlake is currently seeking individuals to assemble the company’s products. Duties include: Assembly, winding, soldering, wiring, potting, testing, crimping, laminating, taping, etc.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to read and comprehend work instructions in English.
  • Ability to lift and move materials weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Coordination in handling parts and wires
  • Training in the use of measuring devices and test instruments
  • Soldering experience.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Specification reading experience preferred.

This is a direct hire position in a drug free work environment. Northlake is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities.

Apply online by clicking here.

Apply in person to: Northlake Engineering, 8320 193rd Avenue, Bristol, WI 53104.

Apply via fax: 262-857-6819

Apply via email to: jkurylo@northlake-eng.com

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Wilmot UHS cheer team headed to state

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/Submitted photo

The Wilmot High School Varsity Cheer team competed on Saturday, Feb. 21, against five other schools at the WACPC Southern Regional cheer competition held at Wilmot HIgh School. Wilmot placed 3rd in the large varsity division earning a bid to the State Tournament in Madison Saturday, Feb. 28. The competition will be held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

Units responding to crash in Paris

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 7:55 a.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 19000 block of Highway N in Paris.

Per dispatch: A single vehicle has rolled over. Driver, the only occupant, is not reporting serious injuries at this time, but would like to be checked out.

Units responding to crash in Brighton

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 7:18 a.m., Kansasville Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in about the 23600 block of Highway 142 in Brighton.

Per dispatch: A caller reports there may be three vehicles involved. One may have hit a tree.

UPDATE 7:30 a.m. — Kansasville FD unit says four vehicles involved, one which has struck a tree. Roadway also is blocked.

UPDATE 7:32 a.m. — Deputy on scene reports two injured people and that this appears to be two separate crashes.

UPDATE 7:44 a.m. — Tow truck being sent for vehicle in the ditch.

UPDATE 7:45 a.m. — Second tow truck being sent to the scene.

UPDATE 7:48 a.m. — Deputy now report this was one continuous crash. Traffic access to the scene being blocked.

UPDATE 7:50 a.m. — Town of Salem Fire/Rescue responding with an ambulance at Kansasville FD’s request.

Units responding for crash along Bristol-Paris border

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 6:30 a.m., Paris Fire and Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 16800 block of Highway K along the Paris-Bristol border.

Per dispatch: Vehicle has rolled over.

UPDATE 6:34 a.m. — Per dispatch: Truck is only vehicle involved. Occupants not reporting serious injuries at this time, but want to be checked out.

UPDATE 6:55 a.m. — Deputy requests tow truck.

UPDATE 6:59 a.m. — Ambulance returning to quarters, no patient transport. Road reopening to traffic.

Snow update: 2 inches overnight

snowword-mf-jdurham-webAt about 5:30 a.m., we measured 2 inches of new snow accumulation at westofthei.com headqaurters in Paddock Lake from the snow that started Wednesday evening. That exceeded National Weather Service expectations. There was still some light snow falling.

The National Weather Service has issued a lake effect snow advisory for Kenosha County until 10 a.m. The advisory says parts of Western Kenosha County could see 1 to 2 inches of addtional snow while areas farther east could see even more.

Units responding for crash on I-94

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 9:25 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units are responding to a report of a crash in about the 12600 block of the southbound lanes of I-94.

Per dispatch: Crash appears to involve a semi and a car.

UPDATE 9:34 p.m. — Bristol FD units clearing the scene and returning to quarters.

Deaths Feb. 25, 2015: June E. Luke, Patricia DeLuisa

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 →

1.5 inch of snow possible today, tonight

snowflake-sxc-ilker-webThe National Weather Service forecast for our area suggests we may be in for as much as 1.5 inches of snow yet today and tonight.

The temperature will also be cold tonight, reaching just 6.

There’s more cold in the forecast for Thursday, with a high temperature of 10, Friday with a high of 13 and Saturday with a high of 17 before a bit of a warm-up starts Sunday. Sunday-Wednesday’s highs should be in the 20s.

Units responding for crash along Twin Lakes-Randall border

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 3:39 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue and Randall Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a report of a crash at Highway P and 104th Street in a border area between Twin Lakes and Randall.

UPDATE 3:44 p.m. — Police officer on seen reports to dispatch that crash involves an SUV and a car. Vehicles showing heavy damage.

UPDATE 3:47 p.m. — Richmond Fire and Rescue requested to respond with an ambulance as mutual aid.

UPDATE 3:48 p.m. — Silver Lake Rescue Squad requested to respond with an ambulance for mutual aid. Dispatch informs Twin Lakes FD command that Flight for Life is not flying due to approaching weather.

UPDATE 3:51 p.m. — Police officer moving to block traffic at Highway P and Lance Drive.

UPDATE 3:54 p.m. — Silver Lake Rescue unit told to stand down.

UPDATE 4:01 p.m. — Twin Lakes FD command now requesting that Silver Lake Rescue head back to the scene.

UPDATE 4:17 p.m. — Tow truck responding to the scene.

Girl Scout Troop 7346 to host cookie drive-up at Lance Park

girl-scouts-logo-webGirl Scout Troop 7346 will be hosting a Drive-Up Cookie Sale at Lance Park in Twin Lakes on Saturday, Feb. 28 and March 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

People can drive up and buy cookies, $3.75 per box.

Central Varsity Cheer advances to state tournament

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The Westosha Central Varsity Cheer team competed on Saturday, Feb. 21, against five other schools at the WACPC Southern Regional cheer competition. Westosha Central tied for first place along with New Berlin Eisenhower High School. They have advanced to the State Tournament in Madison next Saturday. The competition will be held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

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, Feb. 26  through Wednesday, March 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 ad also includes a no bones meat sale and a frozen foods sale.

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

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