The 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.
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.”
Note: 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.
Students and staff at Central High School have organized a fundraiser to help a CHS teacher meet the expenses of his wife’s cancer treatments.
The Appleby Family 5K Fun Run or 2 Mile Walk will take place on Saturday, April 22 at Central High School. The run/walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. and there will be no formal awards or timing system. The cost to pre-register is $20 and you will be guaranteed a shirt if registered by Friday, April 7. You may also register on the run/walk day between 8:30 and 9 a.m.; all profit will go to the Appleby family.
Randy Appleby, a teacher at Central, and his family have been dealing with a devastating disease. Susan Appleby, Randy’s wife, has been battling cancer since 2012. Since first being diagnosed, she has gone through many treatments, but in the last couple of years, the treatments are becoming less and less effective and she is running out of available options. Most recently, Susan’s cancer has shifted to her brain, to which she just underwent another surgery to contain this aggressive disease.
To be pre-registered your registration form must be completed and received before Friday, April 7, 2017. Please make checks payable to CHS. Registration forms and money may be dropped off at the school or mailed to: Central High School, Attn: Melissa Bahnson, P.O. Box 38,
Salem, WI 53168.
Those of you who travel east of the interstate, especially on Highway 165, may be interested in the following announcement from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation:
On March 22, 2017, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) resumed work on a resurfacing project on WIS 165 (104th Street) from I-94 to WIS 31 (Green Bay Road), in Kenosha County. The initial work is anticipated to take place off-road with limited traffic impacts. Then, the week of March 27, long-term single lane closures on WIS 165 are scheduled. Some congestions may occur with these closures. During the week of March 27, work will also begin on the WIS 165 and WIS 31 Intersection. This operation will prohibit left-turn movements on both northbound and southbound WIS 31, at the intersection, for approximately one month. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes or make use of adjacent intersections for the left-turn movements. The intersection will have increased capacity as a result of this improvement. The schedule of work is weather dependent and subject to change. The project is scheduled to be completed this summer. More information about the project can be found on 511 Wisconsin at http://projects.511wi.gov/wis165/.
Paddock Lake plans to put in a new water main along Highway 50 in 2018 to connect the east side water system to the west side water system that will serve yet to be developed areas southwest of Brass Ball Corners (Highway 50 and 83) and the Highway 50 corridor.
Recently the timing of when to start work on water line laterals that will connect customers along Highway 50 has been a topic of discussion.
Originally the village planned to have the lateral work done in 2026, when Highway 50 through the village was scheduled for reconstruction by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. That was for potential cost savings of doing the work while the road was already torn up and to defer the connection to lessen “push back” by business owners and residents along Highway 50, village officials say.
“It just was to the benefit of all parties concerned,” said village President Terry Burns.
That thinking has been disrupted by WisDOT notifying the village that instead of full reconstruction in 2026, the state now plans to just resurface Highway 50 in Paddock Lake in 2022.
The result is that without reconstruction there is little advantage to coordinating with the state project, village engineer Mark Kolsczaski of Baxter& Woodman said.
At a committee of the whole meeting on March 14, board members discussed the options of coordinating the lateral work with the water main installation or the resurfacing.
The village would obtain a loan to cover the cost of the laterals — the pipe between the main and an individual building — and then recover the cost through a special assessment on the property. Lateral project cost is estimated to be $450,000.
Board members did not arrive at a consensus on when to construct the laterals. They did ask village staff to research two questions:
Can the lateral project financing be rolled into a USDA loan the village has already in process to cover the cost of the water main and related work?
What can the term be for the special assessment repayment? Kolsczaski said five years is pretty typical, but village officials have heard of other municipalities being able to set longer repayment terms such as 10, 15 or 20 years.
The Sharing Center will celebrate Paul Gagliardi and his longstanding service in the community with a good humored roast from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 1 at Casa Capri, 2129 Birch Road, Kenosha.
Enjoy h’orderves & desserts, a cash bar, wine raffles, 50/50’s, and much more, in the spirit of April Fool’s Day.
All proceeds will benefit the Sharing Center, Western Kenosha County’s Resource Center and Food Pantry. 2017 marks its 34th year of service to Kenosha County families.
It’s an honor to be part of a fund raising event for a wonderful and needed non-profit agency that serves so many. It will be a fun night we all can look forward to. Many thanks to our board and staff for doing all the heavy lifting to make this event possible and to the Casa Capri for being our host.”
Tickets are limited, $50 per person, and can be purchased online at TheSharingCenter.net/PaulysRoast or in person at The Sharing Center, 25700 Wilmot Rd., Trevor.
Note: 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 66 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
Wednesday will be colder than its been with a high of 36 but mostly sunny conditions.
Thursday and Thursday night there will be a 40 to 50 percent chance of rain with a high temperature of 43.
Friday, the chance of rain lessens to 20 percent and the high temperature forecast soars to 64. But by Friday night the chance of rain increases to 80 percent and it just gets wetter from there. Saturday’s forecast has a 100 percent chance of rain, Saturday night a 90 percent chance of rain and Sunday a 80 percent chance of rain. The high temperature should be about 48 Saturday and 53 Sunday.
Dinosaurs and Red stars on signs in front of gas stations and round crowns on top of gas pumps. Sound familiar or not? Either way please join the Friends of the Community Library at their annual dinner when they present Jim Draeger as the guest speaker. He is a well known author, TV and radio personality and a member of the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Speaker Bureau. His topic will be “Fill ‘er Up”, a nostalgic look at Wisconsin gas stations of a bygone era.
The dinner will take place at the Fire Pit, 12417 Antioch Road in Trevor on April 3. There will be a short meeting at 4:30 p.m., cash bar at 5 p.m., buffet at 5:30 p.m. and author presentation at 6:30 p.m. The dinner is open to everyone and the cost is $25 per person. Reservations should be made by March 24 .
For information or to make a reservation, please call Marlene at 262-843- 2266
Note: 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!!
Have you heard about our feature at West of the I called Deal of the Day? It offers you great values on goods and services from local businesses. Here’s how it works. We offer a gift certificate or gift card from a local business for half price of its face value. For example, you get a $50 gift card but only pay $25 for it. Now that’s a deal!
Today’s offering is from Hill Country Market, 7510 288th Ave, Suite #1, Salem. Hill Country Market features local, organic, and gluten-free grocery products, produce, fine cheese, sausage, wine and beer, gourmet sandwiches, homemade soups, deli items, fresh meat, baked goods and more. They believe that fresh, local, and natural ingredients are best. You can even expect to see produce straight from their garden during the growing season. Make sure you visit the tea and coffee bar at Hill Country Market and the deli offering quality meat and cheeses from Boar’s Head. Hungry? Check out Hill Country Market’s unique, made-to-order sandwiches and panini’s as well as salads, soups of the day, fresh baked goods, and more.
Today’s offer is for a $25 Hill Country Market gift card that you can buy for $13.50 ($1 processing fee included). Full description of conditions is available here. It’s easy to purchase a Deal of the Day! Click the button below and you will be taken to PayPal’s site, where you can securely pay with a credit card or through your PayPal account. A PayPal account is not needed. We instantly receive notice of your purchase and we mail out the certificate usually the same day. Click the button to get your Deal of the Day!
Note: 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.
Brighton School recently celebrated a whole week of Dr. Seuss.
Monday was Cat in the Hat day.
Tuesday the school community wore shirts you can read for I Can Read With My Eyes Shut day.
Wednesday was Fox in Socks day and boy were there some fun socks.
Thursday was If I Ran the Zoo day with everyone wearing animal prints.
On Friday everyone donned shirts showing The Places You’ll Go, or in some cases, places grandparents, aunt and uncles went.
Students and staff alike enjoyed recognizing the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel. His literary contributions are appreciated by everyone from Kindergarteners right down to the office.
In a surprise ending to the week, the school was joined by Elvis of the Kenosha Kingfish.
Brighton Stars have been reading on their own time and keeping track of their progress. Once they hit 100 minutes, they get a free ticket to a Kingfish game, each year Brighton Night at Simmons Field gathers more and more attendees.