Deaths Dec. 12, 2017: Terry Jeanne Lemons, William R. Lehmann, Lewis Robert ‘’Bob” Jarnigo, John Leo Riordan Sr.

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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:

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A word from our sponsors: 5th Annual Paddock Lake Lighted Parade is Dec. 16

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

Paddock Lake’s 5th Annual Lighted Holiday Parade will take place Saturday, Dec. 16.

The parade route will start at McAlonan Park on 248th Avenue and head north to 61st Street, then east to 236th Avenue and south to Village Hall. Line-up for the parade is 3:30 p.m. and the parade starts at 4 p.m.

Santa will be the headliner in the parade and will be escorted to Village Hall to take photos with all the good little boys and girls after the parade and tree lighting. Refreshments will be served. The event ends at 7 p.m.

Missing pets: Yellow lab

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Brenda McDonald is looking for her yellow lab, missing from the Ridgeway Subdivision in Randall.

The dog has been missing since 5 a.m., Thursday.

Anyone with any information about this dog can contact McDonald at 815-276-6289.

UPDATE — Friend of the owner reports dog has been found.

Salem Grade School honor roll first quarter 2017-18

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The following students were named to the Salem Grade School first quarter 2017-18 honor roll:

High Honors

Eighth Grade — Chloe Alcalde, Hayley Anderson, Michael Ash, Isabella Avila, Connor Barribeau, Bradley Bell, Jessica Boyd, Cody Bykowski, Connor Carlson, Ashlynn Day, Alejandro delAguila, Carlee Diggs, Glen Dittmer, Kalai Dovas, Joel Engberg, Veda Gibbs, Kylee Grosch, Alexis Hora, Lilly Hudon, Sophia Hull, Tristin Jantz, Aryna Karnila, Zachary Kazumura, Keegan Kearby, Margaret Kimpler, Ethan Liberman, Brooke Lindom, Julia Luellen, Alexia McCracken, Emily Ramirez, Emma Roberts, Evan Rosenick, Trinay Rudd, Gurkash Toor, Colten Tramburg, Dakota Veium, Steven Verhaalen, Ava Viirre, Benjamin Wade, Autumn Wright, Cooper Wyatt.

Seventh Grade  — Brandon Beauford, Rebecca Bricco, Mackenzie Cain, Isabella Cook, Emma Gold, Brooke Hahn, Kamaldeep Kaur, Alyssa Klementzos, Max Lebo, Taylor Lopatka, Zoe McNeill, Chase Mosback, Maxwell Nulph, Nina Pelli, Jeffrey Ramirez, Evan Rasch, Trinity Rausch, Allie Rhoades, Darrah Rice, Tyler Shike, Alexander Sippy, Holly Skinner, Lucas Sternberg, Monica Teumer, Connor Wade, Antonio Wegel.

Sixth Grade –– Annika Anderson, Ella Anderson, Cameron Bell, Reese Beucher, Tyler Bowman, Hannah Boyd, Coren Bracey, Leo Chen, Victoria Collins, Christopher Csukas, Adam David, Grace Davy, Christos Dovas, Samantha Erber, Olivia Godin, Megan Greenhill, Alexander Hannah, Jaime Hensley, Ana Hull, Eli Liberman, Julia MacIntyre, Lila McNeill, Collin Meininger, Mason Mitacek, Braedon Moeller, Delainey Moeller, Jordan O’Neil, Baylie Orozco, Jaden Ouwerkerk, Chet Pelli, Taylor Pflueger, Ava Philips, Espen Pieroni, Taylor Racas, Hunter Rebicek, Adrienne Reeves, Matthew Sandrik, Carson Schultz, Gwendolyn Sheen, Samuel Sippy, Tynan Skinner, Kayla Sobczak, Elijah Sumwalt, Logan Tramburg, Connor Venard, Travis
Verhaalen, Brianna Wetter.

Honors

Eighth Grade — Allyson Adams, Kialis Anderson, Alexander Bierman, Carson Burbach, Kaitlynn Davis, Erin Esteb, Kyle Ferris, Jayden Fleming, Collin Fort, Isaac Grosskurth, Doreen Grubb, Alyssa Halko, Andrew Hernandez, Evie Hinze, Serenidy Hjelmeseth, Haile Kavalauskas, Kiley Kennedy, Angelina Kraemer, Lauren Landry, Jose Matias, Zoe Moran, Madison Orth, Makayla Ouwerkerk, Beckham Perez, Elliott Perez, Mateo Quiroz, Wyatt Rehberg, Jake Roberts, Tristen Rudd, Connor Schmidt, Carter Schuler, Sabrina Shoulders, Derek Sieberth, Sophia Spadafino, Riley Spencer, Drew Stueber, Lauren Tabar, Saeveyon Talbert, Tyler Tennis, Hailey Warren.

Seventh Grade — Linda-Zabeth Bolte, Levi Boulieu-Bruns, Cecelia Bradley, John Bremer, Dylan Bruni, Avianna Copeland, Richard Davy, Neive Graniel, Ethan Hanrahan, Abigail Jackley, Elyse Kucharski, Kendall McCracken, Holly Murphey, Greg Onan, Ashlee Pfeiffer, Thomas Rudd, Matthew Schulz, Amelia Tennis, Joseph Urban, Sabrina Vernezze, Ryan Wagner, Danielle Wilkinson.

Sixth Grade — James Anderson, Grier Avery, Jacob Bricco, Hailey Bridges, Jack Bridleman, Samuel Buchholtz, Victoria Cook, Hunter Crain, Mallory Drakes, Isabella Frederick, Christopher Garcia, Joshua Graillet, Madison Hampton, Makaylie Heckel, Peyton Hehn, Logan Kubisiak, William Larson, Madyson Loberger, Krisala Mack, Miya Maki, Tristan Martinez, Alex Morales, Giovanni Navarrete, Amanda Olson, Jena Olson, Natalie Patyk, Ashley Sanchez, Elliot Sarbacker, Savanna Saylor, Samantha Shoulders, Genevieve Sobczak, Kaylie Tess, Gurkarn Toor, Alexander Veinot, Jade Watry, Colten Whitmire.

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Highway 45 closure expected Dec. 14 & 15

Just when you may have got used to using Highway 45 again there’s another closure to deal with, although a much shorter one in area and duration than what we dealt with this summer.

Kenosha County announced the following closure for Highway 45 in Bristol for Dec. 14 and 15 via its website:

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation plans to close a section of Highway 45 in the Village of Bristol on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 14 and 15, for sanitary sewer repair work. The closure will include the stretch between Highway 50 and 83rd Street. Traffic will be routed around the affected area via Highway 50 (75th Street), Highway D (184th Avenue) and Highway AH (83rd Street).

Units responding for crash in Paddock Lake

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At 7:21 a.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the 24800 block of Highway 50 in Paddock Lake.

Per dispatch: Three vehicles involved, eastbound lanes blocked and no injuries being reported at this time.

Rep. Kerkman to hold office hours Dec. 15 in Bristol and Somers

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State Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Salem Lakes) will be hosting two office hours sessions Friday, Dec. 15 at:

  • Bristol Municipal Building, 19801 83rd St., Bristol from 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Somers Municipal Building, 7511 12th St., Kenosha from 10 to 11 a.m.

Constituents are invited to come with questions, and to share any state-related concerns they may have with Rep. Kerkman.

“I am excited, once again, to be able to host office hours in communities on both sides of Kenosha County so that any constituent that would like to be heard has that ability,” Kerkman said. “We have accomplished much to be proud of so far in the 2017-2018 legislative session, but we still have plenty to do in the coming months. I am interested to hear what concerns and what questions my constituents have as we head into 2018.”

Brighton School first quarter 2017-18 honor roll

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The following students were named to the Brighton School honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year:

Principals Honor Roll

Eighth Grade — Evan Beth, Benjamin Bruzas, Phineas Doyle-Bruce, Kelsey Duhig, Simone Felber, Jackson Garcia, Juliana Golla, Reece Haney, Kolton Krueger, Holly Ludwig, Rebecca  Springer, Samantha Taylor, Carlie Vorpagel.

Seventh Grade — Aleah Daniels, Austin Dawson, Vivian Dufek, Clare Fallon, Noelle Junig, Julia Krekling, Nathan Nelson, Olivia Rasch, Aidan Runyan, Seth Taylor, Cordelia Wallace.

Sixth Grade — Jackson Golla, Jakob Hiemstra, Kyleigh Kevek, Lindsey Laitinen, Ethan Pedersen, Chloe Rausch, Samantha Rausch, Reese Spafford, Paige Sullivan.

Fifth Grade — Samuel Davis, Kade Edwards, Aiden Ellerbrock, Shelby Fabbri, Aiden Figueroa, Maxwell Jensen, Alexandria Keller, Anthony  Lena Jr., Sophia Paulowske, Keira Peyron, Jacob Steger.

Honor Roll

Eighth Grade — Owen Andersen, Ella Birkholz, Ean Daniels, Ellie Daniels, Brielle Gagne, Trinity Koltanowski, Jacob Kreuscher, Alexis Obregon, Raven Schiavo.

Seventh Grade — Mikayla Amick, Brayden Coots, Cate Debell, Gabriell Eppers, Frederick Goetz, Katelyn Griffey, Delaney Koltanowski, Rabeka Liberto, Tristan Peyron, Jentry Shouse, Lucas Sullivan.

Sixth Grade — Chloe Andersen, Chloe Brown, Connor Brown, Waylon Brusky, Kendra Grashel, Owen Keller, Brielle Ryshkus, Andrew Wolf.

Fifth Grade — Ben Haapanen, Christian Harpe, Emmaline Pedersen, Noah Rittmer, Janay Rothbauer, Brooklyn Schultz, Tylor Spencer, Drew Willms.

A-B Honor Roll

Sixth Grade — Jace Christensen, Tyler Goforth, Kailee Krueger, Travis Larson, Andrew Lofgren.

Fifth Grade — Maya Hernandez, Thomas Kirchner, Lindsey Roberts.

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Westosha Senior Community Center Holiday Party and Singalong fundraiser is Dec. 16

Note: Westosha Senior Community Center is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

The Westosha Senior Community Center Holiday Party and Singalong fundraising event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16 from noon to 2 p.m.

Seniors over 60 are invited to attend and sing along with this live musical performance of holiday favorites from the 1930s to 1980s by The Timeless Music Review. Tickets are $12 for seniors; children under 12 are free. Tickets are available in the center office. Santa will arrive at the event at 1 pm on a Bristol firetruck.

Healthy holiday appetizers and desserts were researched by Herzing University Nursing student interns and are being prepared together with local seniors at the center on Monday, Dec. 11.

The Westosha Senior Community Center is located at 1920 93rd St., Bristol.

Units responding to fire in Brighton

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At about 10 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in the 4600 block of 232nd Avenue (Highway EW) in Brighton.

Per dispatch: Fire reported in chimney and perhaps in one wall of house.

UPDATE 10:01 p.m. — Deputy arriving on scene reports that north side of house is fully engulfed in fire.

UPDATE 10:08 p.m. — Fire unit reports all occupants of the house are out and accounted for.

UPDATE 10:16 p.m. — Fire command reports that fire is mostly knocked down, but there is still fire in the attic.

UPDATE 10:20 p.m. — Box alarm activated. Additional departments due to respond include Town of Wheatland Fire Department, Twin Lakes Fire Department, Silver Lake Rescue Squad, Union Grove Fire Department, Kansasville Fire Department, Newport Fire Department and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue.

UPDATE 10:29 p.m. — Fire command requests a county salt truck respond to the scene.

UPDATE 10:39 p.m. — Fire command reports to dispatch that fire is out. Overhaul underway. Some second floor operations continue. Utility crew responding to the scene.

 

Snow fall forecast for during the day Wednesday

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Snow is forecast to fall nearly all day Wednesday, the latest, local National Weather Service forecast says.

Snow is most likely to fall between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., though it could start as early as 3 a.m. and could last until 11 p.m. All told, total accumulation of 1 to 2.5 inches is forecast. Chance of snow is 70 percent.

Salem Lakes to pursue developing growth plan

Salem Lakes Village Board members expressed support for pursuing a strategic plan for growth at its regular monthly meeting Monday.

Board members speaking about the matter said they would want to see all hamlets and potential commercial corridors along Highway 50 and Highway 83 addressed.

“I think what we need to start the thought process,” said Trustee Bill Hopkins.

Village administrator Patrick Casey said he has had some preliminary talks with the village’s designated planner about such a study and he will now get further details and return to the board for direction. Potentially, the board might have to hire a different firm for the task.

“I think it’s a great idea that we move it forward,” said Trustee Dan Campion.

“We’ve talked about it enough,” said Trustee Mike Culat. “Time to get it done.”

Trustee Laura Francart, who is the Village Board member on the Park Commission, said some work for future park planning needs is already underway by the commission.

Deaths Dec. 12, 2017: Gregg R. Borowski

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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:

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Units responding to crash on Frontage Road

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At about 2:50 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at West Frontage Road and Highway 158.

UPDATE 2:51 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports scene is actually at East Frontage Road and Highway 158. Somers Fire and Rescue dispatched to respond. Three vehicles involved.

Units on scene of semi crash in Salem Lakes

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At about 11:40 a.m., sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of a semi-tractor trailer crash along Highway 50 in Salem Lakes.

The semi was completely off the roadway from the eastbound lanes. It appeared to have hit a utility pole as well. Three heavy duty tow trucks were on the scene.

One lane of eastbound Highway 50 was closed to traffic and one open, but that may change if towing operations needs mroe room.

A word from our sponsors: Hill Country Market to host free holiday cookie sampling Dec. 17

Hill Country Market is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Hill Country Market, 7510 288th Ave. Salem, will host a free holiday cookie sampling on Dec. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Enjoy freshly baked favorites and holidays specials along with hot chocolate and coffee. We will see you there!

Units responding to fire in Randall

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At about 9:19 a.m., Randall Fire Department, Twin Lakes Rescue and Town of Wheatland Fire Department units are responding to a report of a possible chimney fire in the 11700 block of 314th Avenue in Randall.

Deaths Dec. 11, 2017: Sandra “Sandy” T. Bartholomew

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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:

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Units responding for fire on I-94

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At about 1:50 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to I-94 for a report of a vehicle on fire.

Per dispatch: Vehicle is in the 10400 block of the south bound lanes on the shoulder, reportedly fully engulfed in fire. Occupants are out of the vehicle.

Westosha Senior Community Center Holiday Party and Singalong fundraiser is Dec. 16

Note: Westosha Senior Community Center is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

The Westosha Senior Community Center Holiday Party and Singalong fundraising event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16 from noon to 2 p.m.

Seniors over 60 are invited to attend and sing along with this live musical performance of holiday favorites from the 1930s to 1980s by The Timeless Music Review. Tickets are $12 for seniors; children under 12 are free. Tickets are available in the center office. Santa will arrive at the event at 1 pm on a Bristol firetruck.

Healthy holiday appetizers and desserts were researched by Herzing University Nursing student interns and are being prepared together with local seniors at the center on Monday, Dec. 11.

The Westosha Senior Community Center is located at 1920 93rd St., Bristol.

Winter weather advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory ahead of what they expect to be some afternoon snow.

Most of Western Kenosha County is in the zone with a 2-inch accumulation forecast. The greatest chance of snow fall here is from 4-6 p.m.

If you are traveling to or from the far northeast corner of Kenosha County or Racine County or the Milwaukee area you may see 3 inches of snow in those locales.

The advisory is in effect until 6 p.m.

Units responding for crash in Salem

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At about 7:34 a.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 7900 block of Falcon Way in Salem on the Central High School campus.

Per dispatch: One Jeep rolled over. Deputy on the scene reports everyone is out of the vehicle and there appears to be no serious injuries.

A word from our sponsors: 5th Annual Paddock Lake Lighted Parade is Dec. 16

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

Paddock Lake’s 5th Annual Lighted Holiday Parade will take place Saturday, Dec. 16.

The parade route will start at McAlonan Park on 248th Avenue and head north to 61st Street, then east to 236th Avenue and south to Village Hall. Line-up for the parade is 3:30 p.m. and the parade starts at 4 p.m.

Santa will be the headliner in the parade and will be escorted to Village Hall to take photos with all the good little boys and girls after the parade and tree lighting. Refreshments will be served. The event ends at 7 p.m.

Snow in Monday’s forecast; temp under 20 on Tuesday

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There’s a 60 percent chance of snow in Monday’s latest, local National Weather Service forecast.

Snow could come between 4 a.m. and 8 p.m., but is most likely between noon and 4 p.m.

All told there could be 1 to 2 inches of accumulation.

The chance of snow reappears early Wednesday (20 percent), Wednesday night (40 percent) and Thursday (20 percent).

High temperatures for that stretch will be 32 on Monday, 19(!) on Tuesday, 24 on Wednesday and 29 on Thursday. The lowest low will be Tuesday night at 10.

2017 Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary Pictures with Santa coverage (PHOTOS)

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary turned the inside of the firehouse in New Munster in a facsimile of Santa’s workshop for its annual Pictures with Santa event on Sunday.

Those attending were able to enjoy some refreshments, make a craft, get a candy cane from current Miss Wheatland Mikelle Miles and of course talk to and pose for a with Santa by a TWFD truck.

Here are some more photos of the event:

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A word from our sponsors: Dec. 10, 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):

646 Crosswind Ln, , IL

11314 Bristol Rd, Bristol

7216 288th Ave, Salem

2403 136th Ave, Kenosha

745 4th Ct, Silver Lake

2017 Santa Visits Salem Lakes coverage (PHOTOS)

Santa visited Salem Lakes Village Hall Saturday, arriving via fire engine.

Once inside Village Hall, Santa and Mrs. Claus visited with youngsters about their Christmas wishes. Attendees also could enjoy refreshments, do crafts and color. Adults could enter a raffle benefiting The Sharing Center. There was a table staffed by Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue where youngsters could get a junior fire helmet and people could learn about a number of safety issues.

Here are some more photos from the event:

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Bristol Volunteer Firemen’s Association and Bristol Fire Department community benefit pancake breakfast with Santa coverage (PHOTOS)


The Bristol Volunteer Firemen’s Association and Bristol Fire Department hosted their Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa Saturday at the fire station and village hall.

Attendees were asked to bring two nonperishable food items or one unwrapped toy. While they were there they could enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast, tour the firehouse and equipment, visit with Santa and make a craft. Jazz Central, the Central High School student jazz band, played holiday tunes as well.

The event benefited Toys for Tots, The Sharing Center, KAFASI Meals on Wheels and others..

Here are some more photos from the event:

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Deaths Dec. 9, 2017: Hilary J. Naborowski

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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:

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2017 Oak Vue Farm Live Nativity coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The story of the birth of Jesus Christ was again acted out in a barn in Bristol this weekend as it has been for over 20 years.

The local tradition of the Oak Vue Farm Live Nativity continued Friday evening and Saturday.

The presentations include people acting out the part of the people involved in the Christmas story. Live animals are also used. The Gillmore family has been coordinating the event for two decades and Ed Gillmore says people from all over now help out as well. A choir of local church members sings and there are refreshments served afterwards.

Here is some video of scenes from the Friday 6:30 p.m. presentation:

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