Bristol tops conference in volleyball

bristol-girls-volleyball-2015Westosha Conference girls volleyball championships were held Thursday at Randall School.

Bristol came in first; Salem came in second.

Wilmot’s Emily Walter selected to attend West Point Summer Leaders Experience

Emily Walter, a junior at Wilmot Union High School has been selected to be among 1,000 attendees at West Point’s prestigious Summer Leaders Experience in June.

More than 5,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLE, which offers outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to experience life at West Point. SLE attendees live in the cadet barracks (dormitories), eat in the Cadet Mess, and participate in academic, leadership, athletic, and military workshops. The one-week seminars are designed to help juniors with their college-selection process, while giving them an idea of the importance of leadership and sound decision-making in their education, careers, and lives, in general.

All SLE attendees participate in virtual-reality war simulation, and military and physical fitness training, and, in addition, each student selects three of the 15 offered workshops.

The United States Military Academy at West Point is a four-year, co-educational, federally funded undergraduate college located 50 miles north of New York City. A preeminent leaderdevelopment institution, West Point was founded in 1802 as America’s first college of engineering. Since then, West Point has grown in size and stature, but remains committed to the task of producing commissioned leaders of character for America’s Army.

For more information about West Point, go to http://www.usma.edu/admissions.

Brighton School kindergarten screening is April 28

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Brighton School kindergarten screening will be held Tuesday, April 28, for children who will be 5  years old on or before Sept. 1, 2015. Registration paperwork will be provided at the same time.  Parents are to bring in their child’s birth certificate and Social Security number.

Screening is by appointment only. To make an appointment please contact the office at 878-2191.

Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt

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The Kiwanis Club of Westosha-Salem held their annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, at Noon, at Salem Grade School.

 

The Easter Bunny arrived with Salem Fire.

The Easter Bunny arrived with Salem Fire.

 

The Sheriff department command unit was available to tour while waiting for the hunt to start.

The Sheriff department command unit was available to tour while waiting for the hunt to start.

 

There were 4,000 eggs on the fields to be collected.

There were 4,000 eggs on the fields to be collected.

400 stuffed eggs were donated by Westosha Headstart.

400 stuffed eggs were donated by Westosha Headstart.

Noah Stout 2 1/2, Bristol

Noah Stout 2 1/2, Bristol

Alyssa Kohel 6, Bristol

Alyssa Kohel 6, Bristol

Kayden McLean, 6, Salem

Kayden McLean, 6, Salem

 

Silver Lake Easter Egg Hunt

 

 

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Silver Lake held their Easter Egg hunt on Saturday morning. The festivities began with the arrival of the Easter Bunny on a Silver Lake fire engine. There was a special egg in each age group for an Easter basket.

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Sam Semke 9, received the basket, but he said the three of them got it together. Chase Semke 10, Chase McCollum 8.

Sam Semke 9, received the basket, but he said the three of them got it together. Chase Semke 10, Chase McCollum 8.

Kyra Zinn 6, Silver Lake

Kyra Zinn 6, Silver Lake

Ethan Beyer 2, Silver Lake

Ethan Beyer 2, Silver Lake

Wheatland Fire Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt 2015

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt was held Saturday morning by the Wheatland Fire Station. Everyone gathered around the Wheatland truck, and were divided into three age groups. Some eggs had a special certificate in them for a special prize they received from Miss Wheatland.

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Cooper Ebertowski 5, Wheatland

Cooper Ebertowski 5, Wheatland

 

Kaci Peters, 7 Genoa City

Kaci Peters 7, Genoa City

Car in ditch

About 12:30 am a car missed turning into Benson Corners.

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A word from our sponsors: March 29, 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):

29712 41st STREET, BRIGHTON: http://bearrealty.com/properties/29712-41ST-ST-BRIGHTON-WI-53168/1405261/165/#.VRXiZA9N3AM.facebook

11105 233rd AVENUE, SALEM: http://bearrealty.com/properties/11105-233RD-AVE-SALEM-WI-53179/1394181/165/#.VRXikXS4Xlg.facebook

3300 200th AVENUE, PARIS: http://bearrealty.com/properties/3300-200TH-AVE-PARIS-WI-53104/1404139/165/#.VRXiu4pfC9I.facebook

12320 250th AVENUE, SALEM: http://bearrealty.com/properties/12320-250TH-AVE-SALEM-WI-53179/1398364/165/#.VRXi8kT12uY.facebook

16006 60TH ST, PARIS: http://http://bearrealty.com/properties/12320-250TH-AVE-SALEM-WI-53179/1398364/165/#.VRXi8kT12uY.facebook

15425 67th ST, KENOSHA: http://bearrealty.com/properties/15425-67TH-ST-KENOSHA-WI-53142/1405822/165/#.VRXjSj-woLE.facebook

8456 184th AVENUE, BRISTOL: http://bearrealty.com/properties/8456-184TH-AVE-BRISTOL-WI-53104/1409371/165/#.VRXjdzOdfXs.facebook

Wet and windy tomorrow

Issued by The National Weather ServiceMilwaukee/Sullivan, WI

Sat, Mar 28, 6:49 pm CDT

  • … BURST OF MIXED PRECIPITATION EXPECTED SUNDAY MORNING…
  • WARMER… MOIST AIR SURGING INTO SOUTHERN WISCONSIN LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE A PERIOD OF MIXED PRECIPITATION SUNDAY MORNING.
  • A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SLEET WILL SPREAD INTO SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN INCLUDING MADISON… PORTAGE AND THE WISCONSIN DELLS BETWEEN 7 AM AND 9 AM CDT SUNDAY MORNING. SURFACE TEMPERATURES AT THAT TIME WILL BE RIGHT AROUND FREEZING… SO THERE IS ALSO A POTENTIAL FOR A ONE TO TWO HOUR PERIOD OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN.
  • THE MIXED PRECIPITATION WILL SPREAD RAPIDLY EAST AND START TO AFFECT SOUTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL WISCONSIN INCLUDING FOND DU LAC… MILWAUKEE… KENOSHA AND WEST BEND BETWEEN 9 AM AND 11 AM CDT. A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SLEET IS EXPECTED OVER THIS AREA WITH A CHANCE FOR SNOW. SURFACE TEMPERATURES WILL BE SLIGHTLY ABOVE FREEZING… REDUCING THE THREAT FOR LIGHT FREEZING RAIN.
  • THE MIXED PRECIPITATION WILL END FROM WEST TO EAST BETWEEN 11 AM AND 2 PM CDT.
  • THIS BURST OF MIXED PRECIPITATION WILL CAUSE A PERIOD OF REDUCED VISIBILITY SUNDAY MORNING AS WELL AS POSSIBLY SLUSHY… SLIPPERY TRAVEL.
  • IN ADDITION… STRONG SOUTH WINDS ARE EXPECTED ON SUNDAY. WIND GUSTS WILL LIKELY REACH 35 TO 40 MPH… WITH SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH. HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ON EAST TO WEST ORIENTATED ROADWAYS WILL BE BUFFETED BY THESE STRONG WINDS. SECURE ANY LOOSE ITEMS LEFT OUTSIDE AS WELL.

Injuries at Salem business

At 9:42  Salem Fire and Rescue and Sheriff’s Department were dispatched for report of two people stabbed at a business in the 12700 block of Antioch Road. Deputies are looking for a suspect who fled the scene.

 

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Car vs pole

Single car accident 224th Avenue 116th Street at 6:48pm. Car vs pole. Two people transported to the hospital by Salem Fire.

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Central HS Badger Boys and Girls State representatives named for 2015

Central High School District of Westosha recently selected the 2015 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 Sophia Calzavara, daughter of Frank Calzavara and Deneen Smith.

Selected as alternate is Shannon Bozman, daughter of Bruce and Alison Bozman.

Representing the Boys State in Ripon are Eddie Korando, son of Brad and Jean Korando, and Dominic Pham, son of Harrison and Carol Pham

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.

Field fire

4:02 Town of Salem Fire asked for a MABAS box for a field fire at Fox River Park. The box was struck less than 10 minutes later because they quickly brought it under control. Salem and Silver Lake remain on scene putting out hot spots. About 10 acres burned.

Salem Fire would like to remind everyone to be aware of the dry material and burning bans in their areas.

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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

Wilmot UMC to host Fox River Barbecue April 11

Wilmot United Methodist Church will host the Fox River Barbecue on April 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. The barbecue will offer pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw, potato salad, and dessert. Adults $8, children 6-12 $5 and children under 5 free. Carry outs are available.

Wilmot United Methodist Church is located at 11425 Fox River Road, Wilmot.

For further information, call 262-862-6366.

Salem School students walk all over South America — on a giant map

salem-school-giant-mapSalem School hosted a National Geographic’s giant map of South America earlier this week, through the efforts of sixth grade teacher Diane Thomson. The visit was sponsored by the Wisconsin Alliance for Geography. Salem was one of only 15 schools in the state to get such a visit this school year.

The map itself is 22 feet by 35 feet and was housed in the intermediate gym. Students got a chance to walk on the coastal beaches, travel the Andes Mountain Range, dip their sock clad (no shoes on the map!) feet in the Amazon River and participate in various geography activities lead by Bonnie Kieffer from Beaver Dam.

The students will show what they know by doing a before and after map of South America.

One fifth grader sized foot equaled about 100 miles on the map.

One fifth grader sized foot equaled about 100 miles on the map.

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Deaths March 27, 2015: David H. Vos

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 →

Units responding to crash in Twin Lakes

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 5:38 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a report of a crash at Highways C and Z in Twin Lakes.

Per dispatch: A bicyclist may be involved.

UPDATE 5:49 p.m. — Ambulance leaving the scene heading for a local hospital.

Michelle Garven is new Trevor-Wilmot district administrator

New Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated District administrator Michelle Garven (left) meets with reporters at the school Friday. In the center is school bord President Tom Steiner and current district administrator George Steffen at right.

New Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated District administrator Michelle Garven (left) meets with reporters at the school Friday. In the center is school bord President Tom Steiner and current district administrator George Steffen at right.

Michelle Garven has been announced as the new district administrator of the Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated Grade School District.

Garven was at the school Friday being shown around by current district administrator George Steffen and school board President Tom Steiner.

Garven is currently the director of learning services in the Grafton School District. She has been an educator for 15 years, coming to teaching as a second career after working in insurance sales.

Graven received her bachelor’s degree in education from Mount Mary College and her master’s degree from Alverno College. She is completing her dissertation in the doctoral program at Cardinal Stritch University.

Her first day on the job at Trevor-Wilmot will be July 1.

Garven said she was interested in Trevor-Wilmot because of its student body from a diverse socio-economic background and the district’s size.

“It was a small community, which I was interested in,” Garven said.

When coming for an inteview with the board, she witnessed a discussion about education data, which impressed her as well.

“This is a group of people who understand what education is and want to get better,” Garven said.

The school board interviewed six people from a large pool of candidates identified by search firm Hazard, Young and Attea.

“…Michelle Garven was the best for for our district,” Steiner said. “All her past accomplishments  have been in programs which our district is actively pursuing or hopes to pursue. She connected well with the staff and board, was very energetic and well prepared to meet the demands of our district. We are excited about having her lead our school into the future.”

Steffen is retiring. He came to the district in 2004 as district administrator.

New Trevor-Wilmot district administrator Michelle Garven watches phsyical education students roller skating in the main gym.

New Trevor-Wilmot district administrator Michelle Garven watches phsyical education students roller skating in the main gym.

New Trevor-Wilmot district administrator Michelle Garven meets seventh and eighth grade teachers.

New Trevor-Wilmot district administrator Michelle Garven meets seventh and eighth grade teachers.

New Trevor-Wilmot district administrator Michelle Garven meets some staff and a student.

New Trevor-Wilmot district administrator Michelle Garven meets some staff and a student.

Mr. Wilmot 2015 coverage

Dylan Fraley, Mr. Wilmot, Jake Skinner, 1st Runner up

Dylan Fraley, Mr. Wilmot, Jake Skinner, 1st Runner up

The Mr. Wilmot 2015 competition was last Thursday night at Wilmot Union High School.

Dylan Fraley was named Mr. Wilmot, with Jake Skinner, 1st Runner up.

Others competing for the honor: Carson Borowski, Bryce Kothe, Marcus Lindstrand, and Isaac Thiel.

Meals on Wheels seeking delivery volunteers

car-tire-wheel-sxc-Ivaylo-Georgiev-webThe Meals on Wheels program is in need of volunteers to assist with meal delivery to older adults throughout the Western Kenosha County region.  Routes are picked up at by  11 a.m. Monday  through Friday and typically take one, but not more than two hours to deliver.

The meal delivery is vital to the independence of these older adults.  The MOW program has flexible day assignments and pick-up locations.

Please visit the KAFASI website to download the volunteer enrollment form at www.kafasi.org  or contact Diana Jaeger, MOW-County Program Coordinator at 262-358-5779  for further information on how to become a Volunteer Driver.   One to two hours a week can make such a difference in the lives of our neighbors and the compassionate spirit of our community.

Salem Celebration 2015 coverage

Life-size Candyland game.

Life-size Candyland game.

This year’s Salem Celebration theme was Candyland. Salem Grade School was bustling Thursday evening with games and ice cream. The evening concluded with a performance by staff.

Continue reading →

Zachary Fitzpatrick participates in Africa study tour

Carthage College students on the “Economics and Business in Southern Africa” study tour — including Zachary Fitzpatrick of Bristol  — explored a stunning variety of spectacular natural environments, exotic wildlife, historic townships, uniquely sophisticated cities, world-renowned cuisine, and very lively and diverse cultures. On the tour, students visited South Africa, Botswana, and Kingdom of Lesotho and met with economists, businessmen, writers, and artists.

J-Term is a special month-long period of study in which Carthage students explore subjects outside their majors or minors, discover new interests, and test their creativity through classes held both on campus and around the world. It’s a month to experiment, create and dream. Carthage is ranked No. 7 in the nation among baccalaureate institutions for student participation in short-term study abroad.

A four-year, private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, Carthage is located in Kenosha. The campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan, is home to 150 scholars, 2,500 full-time students, and 400 part-time students.

Wilmot High School Drama Department to present Legally Blonde The Musical

Drama-webWilmot High School Drama Department will present the fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, on Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, April 18 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This musical is enjoyable from start to finish. Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world. The part of Elle is double-cast with Amanda Hutchings and Elena Schleusner; boyfriend, Warner, is played by Anthony Sandberg; Margo is portrayed by Adia Fuller; Jami Steffen plays Serena; the role of Pilar is portrayed by Savannah Meyers and Angela Marinez; Gaelen is played by Sarah Poteracki; Abbey Severt portrays Kate; Lauren Hansen plays snobby Vivienne Kensington; her friend is portrayed by Isabella Anderson; the part of Paulette is played by Annette Triller; Kiki is portrayed by Sarah Zerr; Becca Brewer portrays Brooke Wyndam; Aeryn Burgess plays Chutney; Jonny Fluger portrays Emmett; Professor Callahan is played by Anri Santamaria, Kyle is double-cast with Adam Ruehmer; Dewey is played by Jake Gildemeister; the Harvar  classmates are portrayed by Rachel Osterloh, Antonio Burgos, and Maggie McDonald; and Grandmaster Chad is played by Tyler Tonyan. There are many more students involved in this high school version of the Broadway musical. All tickets are $7 and sold at the door the one hour before each performance. For more information about the show, contact the show’s director, Deborah Fragale, at 862-2351 extension 148 or at fragaled@wilmoths.k12.wi.us.

Units responding for vehicle in water in Lake Shangri-la

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 7:23 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units, Kenosha County Dive Team members and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a vehicle in the water in the 21600 block of 121st Place in the Lake Shangri-la neighborhood.

Per dispatch: A caller reported that a vehicle went down a hill with a curve and slid into the water. Driver is inside the vehicle and trying to rock the vehicle out. Actual location southwest of above address.

UPDATE 8:21 a.m. — Vehicle has not been located and shoreline does not seem to have been disturbed in this area, deputy reports to dispatch.

Unforecast snow falling Friday morning

snowflakepaper-mf-sideshowmomAt 5 a.m., I see snow falling outside my Paddock Lake window.

I am somewhat surprised. I watch weather forecasts pretty close to be able to bring you news of weather conditions you might want to know about. Snow wasn’t in our local National Weather Service forecast last night. In fact, it’s not in the local forecast for this morning.

Best guess is that the snow forecast for this morning in the Chicago area has reached a little farther north than predicted. So we will refer to the forecasts for that area to gauge the impact on us. Looks like this is lake effect snow event, that should end by mid morning, but could cause some slippery road conditions for the morning commute.

A 70 percent chance of snow/sleet is actually in the forecast for Sunday, with little to no accumulation expected.

UPDATE 5:30 a.m. — Not snowing now in Paddock Lake.

Deaths March 26, 2015: John C. O’Connor

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 →

Teen grief support group to begin April 6

A grief support group for high school youth who have lost a loved one will begin meeting on April 6tat Bristol School. Although Teen S.O.S (Sharing Our Stories) is supported by Living Waters and the United Methodist Churches of Western Kenosha County, it is not a religious based curriculum and is open to all. Sessions run for 8 weeks on Monday evenings, with a limit of 8 youth per session. $50 registration fee to cover activities. Scholarships are available. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Pamela at 262-358-5102 or LivingWaters@wi.rr.com.

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

Application period open for Gateway high school senior scholarships

Gateway Technical College Foundation Inc. has announced the application period has opened for interested graduating high school seniors to apply for scholarships to the college.

Deadline to apply for scholarships is April 1.

High school student scholarships are open to high school students who graduate in the current academic year, have earned a minimum 2.0 grade point average in high school and have completed the online application.

“Applying for a Gateway Foundation scholarship helps graduating high school students keep their education more affordable at Gateway,” said Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Charpentier. “A couple of hours of a student’s time can result in a $500 or $1,000 scholarship. We are grateful to our donors who make this possible.”

High school student scholarships available through the Foundation are:

  • Gateway President’s Opportunity Scholarship
  • Gateway Central High School Scholarship
  • Gateway Foundation High School Student Success Scholarship
  • Gateway Technical Education Association Scholarship Fund for High School Students
  • Dave Dixon Transportation Scholarship
  • Gabriella Ortiz Memorial Scholarship
  • Jessica Tueting Esch Memorial Scholarship (High School)
  • KABA Catalyst2Career for High School Students Scholarship

The online application for the scholarships can be found at https://www.gtc.edu/foundation-scholarships.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Charpentier at 262-564- 2866.

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