Units responding to Randall School for crash

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 3:20 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to Randall School for a crash.

Per dispatch: A child has been struck by a car in the parking lot.

UPDATE 3:21 p.m. — Fire Department personnel being told to stand down; response needed from rescue squad only.

UPDATE 3:32 p.m. — Ambulance returning to quarters; no patient transport. Police officers also clearing the scene.

Community Baptist Church of Silver Lake hosting Fall Fest Saturday

community-baptist-fall-fest-logo-2013The Community Baptist Church of Silver Lake will host their third annual Community Fall Fest Saturday Oct 25.

Community Fall Fest begins at 5 p.m. at Community Baptist Church in Silver Lake. Activities include hay rides, a bon fire, brats and hot dogs, and ‘do-it-yourself’ s’mores. Children will enjoy carnival-style games, a craft cabin, a giant inflatable slide, and more. Pastor Cliff Hathcock will offer short history tours inside the church building each hour. While Fall treats such as hot chocolate, pumpkin snacks, etc. may be purchased, the event is free.

Community Baptist Church is located at 203 N. Fourth Street in Silver Lake. For more information, contact Pastor Cliff at 262-889-4013 (office) or 262-889-2585 (home).

Units responding for crash in Paddock Lake

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 11:54 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a crash at 236th Avenue and Highway K in Paddock Lake.

Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved; one hit a pole and rolled over.

UPDATE 11:55 a.m. — Deputy on scene reports that one vehicle is on its roof off the road.

UPDATE 11:56 a.m. — Salem F/R unit on the scene reporting that one person is trapped in upside down vehicle. Says only one ambulance needs to respond.

UPDATE 12:08 p.m. — Per dispatch: Person freed from vehicle, with minor injuries.



Video of chase on I-94 in Kenosha County released

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has released video of a chase on I-94 last week that resulted in the arrest of two Milwaukee brothers.

Here’s video from fox6now.com with footage of the chase:

Central mountain bike team finishes season

/Contributed photo, used with permission of photographer

/Contributed photo, used with permission of photographer

Central High School’s mountain bike team participated in the the final NICA race of the season held Sunday at Cascade Mountain in Portage.

Central’s Aaron Diaz finished 10 of 23 JV competitors. Central’s Riley Kaebisch did not compete due to illness.

/Contributed photo, used with permission of photographer

/Contributed photo, used with permission of photographer

St. Francis Xavier Parish Fall Festival is Nov. 2

cooked-turkey-sxc-as012a2569-webSt. Francis Xavier Parish will host its annual Fall Festival on Sunday, Nov. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The festival includes a turkey dinner, raffles, variety booth and children’s games.

Cost of turkey dinner is: Adults-$10, children under 12-$5, children under 5-$3, children under $3-free, and carry out-$11.

St. Francis Xavier Parish is located on Highway X one mile south of Highway 142 in Brighton.

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, Oct. 23 through Wednesday, Oct. 29.

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

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

Salem Fire/Rescue responding for mutual aid to Antioch

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 8:40 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a mutual aid request from the Antioch Fire Department for a structure fire in the 42900 block of North Lake Avenue in Antioch.

Salem is being requested to respond with a tanker.

2014 Twin Lakes Chamber & Business Rock the Night Gala & Auction coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)


The Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association held its annual gala at Rumpoles Saturday night.  The evening included listening/dancing to “Elvis” silent and live auction, and buffet dinner.

Attendees this year were encouraged to dress as their favorite rock star.

The event raises funds to award scholarships, make donations to the local food pantry and non-profit organizations and provide other community events. Costume winner "Lady Gaga" Dianne Periman

Costume winner “Lady Gaga” Dianne Periman

80's groupies took third in the costume contest.

80’s groupies took third in the costume contest.

Anthony, Paul and Pat DeMoon

Anthony, Paul and Pat DeMoon

Units responding for crash in Twin Lakes

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At 8:09 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units are responding to the 800 block of Burlington Avenue in Twin Lakes for a crash.

Per dispatch: Two vehicles are involved. There may be one person injured.

Twin Lakes Village Board splits clerk and treasurer position

tl-logoThe Twin Lakes Village Board has split the village clerk/treasurer job into two positions: Village clerk and village accountant/treasurer.

The action was accomplished by a revision of the village’s charter ordinance that passed by a 6-0 vote at Monday’s Village Board meeting. Because it involved the charter ordinance, the change required a 2/3 vote of the board (5 votes) for approval. Trustee Jeremy Knoll was absent from Monday’s meeting.

The change was suggested by village administrator Jennifer Frederick, who said clerk and treasurer take different skills that could be better addressed with specialists.

“I think they are completely different skill sets,” Frederick said at the Committee of the Whole meeting Oct. 6. Clerks deal with permits, records and related matters. Treasurers deal with finance, no small issue even in Twin Lakes with a $4 million budget.

The ordinance does not take effect for 60 days because it is a charter ordinance. Frederick said she hopes to recruit for the position during the upcoming two months and have someone come on board in early 2015.

Units responding for alarm in Twin Lakes

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At 1:51 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a commercial fire alarm in the 100 block of Lance Drive in Twin Lakes.

UPDATE 2:02 p.m. — Police officer at the scene reports a false alarm caused by sweeping of wood shavings.


Country Inn and Suites and Parkway Chateau to host special needs Halloween event

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The Brat Stop and Country Inn and Suites in Kenosha just west of I-94 will host its annual Halloween Trick or Treat Event for Special Needs Children and Adults Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The event is a  Halloween celebration for children and adults with special needs and their families. Participants can dress up in their favorite costume and then trick or treat in a safe, accessible environment at the Brat Stop’s Parkway Chateau. Area businesses and organizations sponsor fun stations for the trick or treaters. Participants will be able to enjoy great snacks, have candy to take home, play games and win prizes. There also will be live music, face painting and balloon making.

The Brat Stop/Parkway Chateau is located at 12304 75th St., Kenosha.

Call Country Inn & Suites 857-3680 for more information.

Pancake breakfast to benefit Westosha Senior Center

pancakes-eggs-sausage-istock-webWestosha Senior Center will be hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 8 a.m. to noon at the center, 19200 93rd St. (Highway C) Bristol.

Pancake, sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit cup, orange juice and coffee will be served. Admission is: Adults $7, ages 6-12: $3 and under 6 free.

For more information call 891-3436 or visit www.westoshaseniorcenter.com

Units responding to crash in Bristol

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 3:12 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash on 101st Street (I missed the cross street location) in Bristol.

Per dispatch: Preliminary reports indicate no injuries.

UPDATE 3:44 p.m. — All Bristol units are clearing and returning to quarters.

Guest column: Foster parents needed in Kenosha County

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/Photo by Asif Akbar via freeimages.com

Note: The following guest column on the need for foster parents in Kenosha County was written by Katie Headley, Foster Care Recruiter, Community Impact Programs. — DH

This year has flown by and the holiday season is quickly approaching. Before we know it the air will turn crisp and cold, snowflakes will be falling from the sky and we will be gathered together with our loved ones and friends – making memories and sharing stories of days gone by. For children placed in the foster care program this can be a very difficult time of year, being separated from their families and all they have ever known – often through no fault of their own.

Perhaps you’ve been thinking of a way for you or your family to contribute to the goodness of our community. Consider becoming a foster parent!

There are over 150 children in the foster care program here in Kenosha County. We are looking for loving homes for children of all ages. Foster care is challenging but it also carries with it immense rewards. Leo Buscaglia, known as Dr. Love, once said, “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

No one said that foster care is easy. To love a child, raise up a child, to fear that they may leave again one day – it is a reality faced by many foster parents. The beauty of having foster children to care for, nurture, protect and love is that they will bring immeasurable gifts to your life!

This holiday season, consider giving a child in foster care the immeasurable gift of comfort, safety and a loving home by becoming a foster parent.

If you are over the age of 21, financially independent and you have love in your heart and a desire to be a parent, we are looking for you.

For more information on how you can become a foster parent in Kenosha County, please contact Community Impact Program’s at 262-656-8420 ext. 123 or email fostercare@psgcip.com. Community Impact Programs, Inc. is a contracted agency with the Kenosha County Division of Children and Family Services. Our Resource Development program is responsible for recruiting, licensing and training foster families and placing foster children into licensed foster homes in Kenosha County.

Hazardous material team responding to Somers

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

The Kenosha County Hazardous Materials Team is responding to the 1200 block of 72nd Avenue in Somers for a possible hazardous materials incident.

UPDATE 8:54 a.m. — Per dispatch: This is now a confirmed incident. Units staging at Somers School.

UPDATE 11:57 a.m. — This was a a refrigerant leak at the school. The WGTD Facebook page has some more info.

Units responding for gas smell in Twin Lakes

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 9:45 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding to a report of a gas smell in the 1200 block of Point o Wood Drive.

Units responding for vehicle fire in Bristol

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At 9:32 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a possible vehicle fire at 124th Street and 210th Avenue in Bristol.

UPDATE 9:39 p.m. — Per dispatch: Sheriff’s deputy has helped an occupant out of the vehicle. That person may be injured.

UPDATE 9:43 p.m. — Flight for Life medical transport helicopter being requested. Fire unit on scene reports to dispatch that there is no smoke or fire at this time.

Units responding for smoking vehicle in Bristol

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 7:35 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a vehicle with smoke coming from under its hood at Highways U and Q.

Per dispatch: Report came from a passer by.

UPDATE 7:45 p.m. — Deputy on the scene reports to dispatch that there are no signs of smoke or fire at this time.

UPDATE 7:49 p.m. — Deputy requesting tow truck for vehicle.

Units responding for burning in Paddock Lake

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 3:54 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of burning in the 7700 block of 243rd Avenue in Paddock Lake.

UPDATE 4:03 p.m. — Burning in a burn barrel. Some units returning to quarters.

Pringle to host Halloween night hike on Oct. 25


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Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Leave No Child Inside: Halloween Night Hike on Saturday, Oct. 25, 6:30-8 p.m.

Come dressed in your best Halloween costume for this safe alternative Halloween hikes. Participants will warm up with hot chocolate afterwards. Please leave your flashlights at home as they will spoil the experience. Pre-registration is required. General Public: $6.

Pringle Nature Center is located inside Bristol Woods County Park.

Wilmot UHS students to present “Nana’s Naughty Knickers”

wuhs-fall-play-2014-1A student cast and crew from Wilmot Union High School will present “Nana’s Naughty Knickers,” a smart, sassy, fun comedy written by Katherine DiSavino. It is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc., and was originally performed at the Rainbow Dinner Theater in Pennsylvania in 2010.

The story takes place in Nana’s New York City apartment where she secretely design’s lingerie for her senior friends. Nana’s granddaughter decides to spend the summer at the apartment to save money for law school. The fun begins when the grandaughter and Nana’s best friend discover Nana’s little secret.

Show days and time in the school’s Lance Haas Auditorium are:

  • Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m..
  • Friday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 8 at 2 and 7 p.m.

Admission is $5.


Deal of the Day: Luisa’s $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! Our offering today is from Luisa’s Restaurant, 317th Avenue and Highway 50 in Wheatland. Luisa’s is the place for a taste of Italian & American cuisine. Known for their pizzas, their classic thin crust is legendary! For the hearty appetite they can prepare pan or stuffed pizza and they dare you to try to eat more than one piece! Luisa’s menu doesn’t stop at pizza. They also feature pasta dishes, sandwiches, burgers and more. Their Friday Fish Fry is a hit with the locals and be sure to check out the daily specials. The offered gift card is for $25, which we are selling for $13.50 (includes $1 processing charge). Card must be used for eat in only.Full description of conditions is available here. It’s easy to purchase a Deal of the Day! Click the button below and you will be taken to PayPal’s site, where you can securely pay with a credit card or through your PayPal account. A PayPal account is not needed. We instantly receive notice of your purchase and we mail out the certificate usually the same day. Click the button to get your Deal of the Day!

Shannon Rosol named to Dean’s List at Biola University

Shannon Rosol, from Trevor, was one of 1,513 students who were named to the Biola University Dean’s List for spring 2014.

Biola students are placed on the Dean’s List to honor those with a grade point average of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in twelve or more credit units and whose cumulative grade point average is at least 3.2. This past spring, 35 percent of Biola students achieved this academic goal.

“Inclusion on the Biola Dean’s List is an indication that this student is performing exceptionally well in a rigorous academic program,” said vice provost for academic administration, Patricia Pike. “Our Dean’s List students are bright, motivated, engaged, competent, and personable. They are already demonstrating the characteristics of success that results from applied intelligence and that will support future endeavors in society, community, career and family life.”

Biola’s grade point average requirement for the Dean’s List is one of the highest among Southern California Christian universities.

Biola University is a leading Christ-centered university in Southern California that offers a premier, nationally ranked education within the setting of an all-Christian communit For more information, visit www.biola.edu.

A word from our sponsors: Oct. 19, 2014 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):


23115 84TH ST, SALEM


27211 85TH PL #H2, SALEM

11325 306TH CT, SALEM

9000 226TH CT #7B, SALEM


31804 117TH ST, RANDALL

8439 234TH AVE, SALEM


Frost advisory for early Sunday

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/Photo by Raymond Metcalfe via stock.xchng

The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for our area of Wisconsin for early Sunday morning.

The advisory will be in effect from midnight until 8 a.m., Sunday.

The low temperature for tonight is forecast for 31 degrees.

Deaths Oct. 18, 2014: Bernice Krizmanich

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 →

2014 Salem Pumpkindaze coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

salem-pumpkindaze-2014-topThe fourth annual Salem Pumpkindaze community festival is taking place Saturday.

Early in the day activities included a craft and vendor sale, children’s activities, fire and law enforcement equipment displays, food, the Salem Has Talent youth talent show, pony rides, a petting zoo and more.

For the evening, live music performances by Kyle Young and Bella Cain will take place from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. There is a $5 cover charge at 6 p.m.

Here is some video of the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Hazardous Device Squad blowing up a pumpkin with some more photos from Pumpkindaze following that (click continue reading link below):

Continue reading →

Youngster gets 11-point buck in youth deer hunt

jared-camp-deer-10-2014-webJared Camp, 11, got an 11-point buck during this year’s youth deer hunt. Jared was hunting with his father Kris Camp on their property in the Burlington area.

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