A word from our sponsors: Feb. 7, 2016 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):

11105 233rd Ave, Trevor

31120 Burlington Rd, Burlington

8436 184th Ave, Bristol

24524 74th St, Salem

7713 216th Ave, Bristol

18625 116th St, Bristol

10816 269th Ave, Trevor






Deaths Feb. 6, 2016: Lorraine A. Muskat, Nancy J. Burnett, Patricia Bodven

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:

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A word from our sponsors: St. Alphonsus GREAT Nite Out is Feb. 13

st-alphonsus-great-nite-2016-webNote: St. Alphonsus has advertised this event with westofthei.com.  This is a paid announcement. — DH

St. Alphonsus Church will host its 27th Annual GREAT Nite Out on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 7 p.m. to mat Bella Vita Banquet Hall (formerly Marino’s Banquet Hall), 34816 Geneva Rd., New Munster.

The event is a fun-filled evening of Games, Raffles, Eats And Togetherness. The GREAT Nite Out is for everyone over the age of eighteen from the parish and surrounding community to socialize, play cards or games and enter the evenings raffle drawings. Prizes include Coach purses, electronics, power tools, and hundreds of other raffle prizes. No alcohol carry-ins allowed.

Beer, soda, snacks, cards and a late night sandwich are included with your $12 admission.

If you would like information about sponsorship, donating or attending the GREAT Nite out, please call the parish at 537-4370.

Scott Schumacher honored with street sign

/West Jacobs photo

/West Jacobs photo

242nd Avenue in the Hickory Hollow subdivision in Trevor has been given the honorary name of Schumacher Avenue.

The naming honors Kenosha Fire Department Lt. Scott Schumacher of Trevor, who died Feb. 25, 2015 of cancer due to carcinogen exposure during execution of emergency duties while on incidents with the KFD. Schumacher also was active as an leader of Lakeland Little League.

West Jacobs, a resident of the subdivsion, presented the idea for the honorary naming to the Salem Town Board.

“After the many memorials I thought it would be an honor to have our entrance to Hickory Hollow, honor his name,” Jacobs said. “I brought the idea up to the Salem Town Hall and they thought it a fantastic idea although they had never done such before.”

The new sign was installed on Feb. 3. Schumacher’s wife and children were present.

/West Jacobs photo

/West Jacobs photo

Riverview School wins third place in clothing recycling competition

riverview-usagain-2016Local clothing recycler USAgain is proud to announce that Riverview School in Silver Lake has won third position in 2015 America Recycles Day Challenge for schools.

America Recycles Day Challenge is USAgain’s annual clothing recycling competition. Participating schools collected clothing and household textiles in a USAgain recycling bin located on the school grounds.

Riverview Elementary school won the third prize of $50. The first place winner is Gwen T. Jackson Early Childhood and Elementary in Milwaukee, and Smith Elementary in Oshkosh finished second.

Andrea Zackery, Riverview principal, said “USAgain’s recycle program has been a rewarding endeavor that Riverview will continue. It provides the community and our staff an easy way to recycle unwanted clothing and textiles which in turn makes a positive impact on the environment.”

The competition ran from Oct. 15 to Nov. 15, culminating with America Recycles Day. At the end of the competition, clothing is weighed and all participants receive a cash prize based on total pounds.

“This friendly challenge encourages students to learn more about recycling and its impacts,” said USAgain CEO, Mattias Wallander. “Reusing and recycling resources is one of the easiest and most rewarding ways to reduce your carbon footprint.” A recent EPA study shows that the impact of clothing recycling, which averages at 15 percent nationwide, is equivalent to taking one million cars off the road for a year. Imagine the positive impact if we are able to recycle the remaining 85 percent (12 million tons) of textiles that are currently going into landfills ”

Together, 1,300 pounds of clothes were collected, which helped prevent 19,500 pounds of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere.

The items in good condition are reused as secondhand clothing and the rest are recycled to manufacture insulation material, wiping rags etc.

USAgain is a for-profit company with a mission of diverting textiles from landfills.

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.

Check out these coupons for two great deals! Must present printed coupon for these prices.

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 65 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

Silver Lake considers donation for The Sharing Center

silver-lake-VHA proposal by Silver Lake village President Bruce Nopenz that the village consider a cash donation to The Sharing Center in Trevor met with little support and one trustee calling such an action illegal.

But Nopenz said he will have the village attorney look into the legality of the matter before he lets it drop.

Nopenz, at Wednesday’s committee of the whole meeting, said he was prompted to raise the issue after learning that of clients served by the The Sharing Center about 9 percent are from Silver Lake.

In 2015, 64 families from Silver Lake used the center’s food pantry on a regular basis, and visited the center 340 times in total, said Sharon Pomaville, The Sharing Center executive director. Average family size is about 3. The center also provided 1,565 mid-morning snacks to Riverview School for its low-income and homeless students.

the-sharing-center-logo-with-tagTalking with The Sharing Center officials, Nopenz said he learned that the center needs donations of cash as well as food provided by the drives many area organizations and groups run throughout the year.

But some other board members said they felt the village having a food collection box at Village Hall or organizing food drives was a more appropriate role for the village.

Run a food drive is “all this board will have to do a couple of times a year,” said Trustee Roger Johnson. “The food is just as important as money.”

Johnson added that the board in the past may have acted on a motion to not make donations of village funds to charities. It’s not clear if it was just discussed or enacted because Johnson said the action was “on the table,” which in municipal government speak would typically indicate a measure for which action was deferred.

Trustee Dan Withers suggested his research indicates the village could not legally donate to The Sharing Center.

“I believe its illegal to give money to an organization to provide a service that you are not mandated to provide,” Withers said.

Pomaville, who in recent years has been coming to municipal board meetings to ask for a donation, pointed out that no legal basis for Withers view has ever been found to her knowledge.

“At other municipality meetings, the question has arose, “Is it legal to donate?” and so far, no municipality that I am aware of has found laws against it,” Pomaville said in an email to westofthei.com.

In recent years, Salem, Twin Lakes and Bristol have made donations to The Sharing Center.

While the municipalities that have been making a donation have done so as donors, Pomaville said she would like to see a different approach.

“I would like municipalities to look at supporting the center as an emergency or human service provider for the people in their own town,” Pomaville wrote. “Municipalities and towns contract with numerous providers to supply services to its community members.”

As to the need and a role for municipal support, Pomaville wrote the following:

The better question might be, “Why should our community fund a program/company/agency that provides extensive supportive programs, including rehousing their homeless students and residents, helping stabilize families coping with drastic financial losses due to death or illness periling the survival of the entire family, feeding families that otherwise would be going hungry (yes in America, in 2016), providing one-on-one support to those in the throes of domestic violence, and so much more? I’ve also heard, “The churches would pick up the slack,” and the truth is the task became so great, the churches couldn’t and hence the birth of so many nonprofits over the last 20 years. I’ve also heard, “The federal government should be doing this (or the state, or county): they are not, and so why not you? Why not our local towns supporting the providers? We provide a service as critical as any other service a town chooses to see the need for. This is a need, not a luxury, and municipalities who may view the stabilization of the lives of its children as a luxury, please visit me anytime for a real-time conversation on poverty. Choosing to see the need is key.”

Despite the lack of support for a donation (several board members did not express an opinion on a donation and Trustee Doug Randolph was absent), Nopenz said after the meeting that he intends to have the village attorney give an opinion on the legality before he brings the topic up again.

Wilmot UHS water off limits for drinking until testing completed

/Photo by Julie Elliott-Abshire  via freeimages.com

/Photo by Julie Elliott-Abshire via freeimages.com

Wilmot Union High School officials circulated the following message Friday regarding water at the school:

We routinely test our water supply.  Today, an unofficial test was conducted and preliminary analysis indicates there may be E. coli in the water system.  Until we get a licensed lab to test our water system, we are taking the following precautionary measures:

1.  Drinking fountains will be turned off.

2.  Signs will be posted to inform people not to drink the water.

3.  We will have bottled water available for students and staff by Monday.

4.  Faculty and staff will remind students of the situation on Monday.

Officials from the Kenosha County Health Department have already been notified and will be present on Monday morning to conduct water sampling.  The results will take 24 hours.


Daniel S. Kopp

District Administrator

Deaths Feb. 5, 2016: Aubrie Taylor–Lynn Credille, Donald H. Busch, Rita M. Rausch

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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: Hartnell Chevrolet seeking Sales Associate

new-hartnell-exteriorNote: The following is a paid announcement from Hartnell Chevrolet — DH

Hartnell Chevrolet in Salem Wisconsin is looking for a Sales Associate with drive and determination. We are a busy and growing dealership. If you are looking to start or advance your career in sales, here’s the opportunity you’ve been looking for. Hartnell Chevrolet has been serving the area since 1919. Our longevity in this highly competitive field is directly related to the efforts of our talented team of professionals, and we are looking for more great people to join our team. We offer an outstanding pay plan and the best working hours in the industry plus all the BENEFITS including health, 401K. Automotive sales experience is a plus but not necessary. As a Sales Associate, you’ll be responsible for sales activities, create and maintain excellent relationships with our customers, conduct business in a variety of traditional and non-traditional methods, such as email, Facebook, telephone, in-person appointments, superior communication and customer service skills, excellent follow-through skills, understanding of manufacturer’s specifications, maintaining a positive, can-do attitude, instrumental in helping this division increase overall dealership sales, valid driver’s license. We are drug free.

If you are this candidate then send resume to mmisurelli@hartnellchevrolet.com.

Financial management skills workshop for farm women offered by UW-Extension

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

A three-day workshop series is being held for farm women who are interested in improving their farm financial management skills, part of the fabric of farm life and the farm business. This series will be interactive between speakers and participants, with in-class exercises to assist in learning about farm financial management and opportunities to network with other women.

Topics presented will include an introduction to the financial management model, records and recordkeeping systems, types of financial statements, analysis and interpretation of financial statements, benchmarking of financial position and performance, and financial decision-making tools.

Speakers will include Nate Splett, Professor Emeritus, Department of Agricultural Economics at UW-River Falls; Jenny Vanderlin, Assistant Director of the Center for Dairy Profitability; Kristine Ely, Agriculture Educator, Walworth County UW–Extension and Leigh Presley, Agriculture Educator, Racine/Kenosha County UW–Extension.

The workshops will be held Thursdays, March 3, 10, and 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gateway Technical College – Burlington Center.  Each day will cover a different subject, building on content from the previous session.  Registration is $60 total and includes snacks, lunches and educational materials for all three days.  Class size is limited to 15 participants.  Find the registration form or register online at walworth.uwex.edu/2016/01/15/ annies-project-financial- management-workshop-series.

For more information regarding the program, please contact Kristine Ely, Walworth County UW-Extension Agricultural Educator, at 262-741-4951 orkristine.ely@ces.uwex.edu or Leigh Presley, Kenosha & Racine County UW-Extension Agricultural Educator, at 262-857-1948, 262-767-2905 orleigh.presley@ces.uwex.edu.

This Financial Management Workshop series is partially funded by a USDA Risk Management Agency cooperative agreement and supported by the UW-Center for Dairy Profitability and UW-Extension in Racine, Kenosha and Walworth Counties.

A word from our sponsors: Early registration open for Randall School PTC ShamRock N Run 5K March 19

randall-ptc-shamrock-n-run-2016-logo-webNote: Randall School PTC is advertising this event at westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Randall School PTC will be hosting its premier ShamRock N Run 5K run/walk and after party on Saturday, March 19.

This event will raise money for the Randall Consolidated School Outdoor & Playground Improvement Program, Phase II.

The race will start and finish at the Twin Lakes Country Club (“TLCC”) in Twin Lakes. Early Bird Registration rates of $15 (under 18) and $30 (adult) are available through Feb. 15 and then prices will increase. The race will begin at 10 a.m., rain, snow or shine. All race participants and supporters are invited to the TLCC Pavilion for an After Race Party including: Raffles, live music (Phil Calkins), food and beverage, kids activities, running/spirit awards ceremony.

All participants registered on/before March 1 will receive race entry, CHIPTIMING​, event shirt, route music/entertainment, after party w/ music & children’s activities, 1 lunch/beverage ticket, goodie bag and 1 raffle ticket. All fitness levels welcome! This event is designed for the whole family to enjoy!

New this year, the ShamRock N’ Run welcomes Sports Physical Therapists and Direct Energy as Platinum Elite and CHIPTIMING sponsors! Awards will be given to top 3 overall M/F and top 2 M/F per age group (>10; 11­18; 19­39; 40+), as well as SPIRIT awards for best individual and family. So get your green on!

Register and find more information at www.ShamRockNRunRandall.com

Wilmot vs Central in boys basketball coverage (PHOTOS)

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/Earlene Frederick photo

The Wilmot Union High School Panthers edged out the Central Falcons in boys basketball Tuesday.

This episode of Western Kenosha County’s sports rivalry  took place at Wilmot.

The final score was Wilmot 94 Central 92.

Here are some more photos from the game:

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A word from our sponsors: WKCYF Bulldogs in-person registration is Feb. 6

Bulldog-logo-webNote: WKCYF Bulldogs is a westofthei.com sponsor. The following is a paid announcement — DH

It’s that time of year again!!!

Calling all football players, cheerleaders and coaches who want to be part of something great. The WKCYF Bulldogs are gearing up for their 17th season and have officially opened registration. WKCYF Bulldogs will be hosting their first in-person registration this Saturday February 6th from 10 am-2 pm at Riverview Elementary School located at 300 W Prosser Street in Silver Lake.  Interested participants who are unable to attend can register online at www.bulldogyouthfootball.com. WKCYF Bulldogs will also be hosting open houses at the DawgHouse every Tuesday in February from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. The DawgHouse is located at 961 S Cogswell Ave. in Silver Lake. The Bulldogs are an all play league, proud members of USA Football with an all USA Football certified coaching staff who participate in the largest independent youth football league in the country the TCYFL. The Bulldogs core values are FUNdamentals, teamwork and leadership.

Come join the WKCYF Bulldogs family today! Dawg4Life

Local students earn semester honors at Edgewood College

The following area students have earned Semester Honors for the Fall 2015 semester at Edgewood College:

  • Emily Swanson of Woodworth.
  • Garrett Bogucki of Twin Lakes.
  • Katie Kleich of Twin Lakes.

Fulltime students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average for the semester are eligible for this honor.

Located in Madison, Edgewood College is a liberal arts Catholic college in the Dominican tradition. It  serves approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students at its Monroe Street and Deming Way campuses and online. The College offers more than 40 academic and professional programs, including master’s degrees in business, education, and nursing, and doctoral degrees in educational leadership and nursing practice. For more information about Edgewood College, please visit www.edgewood.edu.

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

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Note: Northlake Engineering is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

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

Northlake Engineering is a manufacturer located in Bristol, WI.  We have been in business for over 50 years and are now part of Standex Electronics.  We specialize 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.


  • 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
  • Ability to learn how to use measuring devices and test instruments
  • Soldering experience helpful.
  • 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 in person to: Northlake Engineering, 8320 193rd Avenue, Bristol, WI 53104.

Apply via fax: 262-857-6819

Apply on-line: https://www.milwaukeejobs.com/j/t-assembler-in-bristol-wi-e-northlake-engineering-inc-l-bristol,-wi;-kenosha,-wi;-salem,-wi-jobs-j16295939.html



Pringle Nature Center to host adult program Cabin Fever Crafts

pringle-logoPringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a new adult program. Cabin Fever Crafts, Tuesdays in February, 10 a.m. to noon each day.

Stuck in the house with nothing to do? Come on out to Pringle and try these crafts to help alleviate your cabin fever. Line-up is: Feb. 9 Bread Making, Feb. 16 Soap Making, Feb. 23 Nature Photography. Pre-registration is required by 3 p.m. the Saturday before the program as space is limited.

General Public: $10/session plus additional materials fees (varies by class). Call 857-8008 to register and for additional costs.

Units responding for investigation in Wilmot

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 9:29 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding for an investigation at a home in the 30700 block of 112th Street in Wilmot.

Per dispatch; A burning smell has been reported as coming from an upstairs bathroom. No fire seen at this time.

A word from our sponsors: Westosha Falcons Youth Football Open House & Registration is Feb. 13

westosha-falcons-youth-football-logoNote: Westosha Falcons Youth Football is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

The Westosha Falcons Youth Football (WFYF) feeder football program invites local youth in 4th through 8th grades to join this inclusive, all-play travel football league for the 2016 season.

Players interested in league information or registration are asked to attend the WFYF open house or in-person registration. New player and returning player season fee is $175 until April 1st and $200 after that date. There is a $25 registration discount per additional sibling. Practices will be held at Westosha Central High School with player conditioning beginning August 1st. All league games will be played Saturdays in September and October.

WFYF OPEN HOUSE + REGISTRATION — Saturday, February 13th, 11:00a-3:00p, Westosha Central High School cafeteria

WFYF IN-PERSON REGISTRATION DATES — Wednesday evenings February 17th and 24th and March 2nd, 9th, and 16th from 5:00p-7:00p, Westosha Central High School lobby.

Please contact (262) 287-6281 or westoshayouthfootball@gmail.com for more information.

Free income tax assistance available

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Photo by cohdra via morgueFile.com

Free income tax assistance is available in Kenosha County for low to moderate income families.

IRS certified volunteers are ready to assist taxpayers to complete and e-file their tax returns for free for households earning up to $54,000.

The Kenosha County VITA Coalition is working in partnership with United Way of Kenosha County, Carthage College, Kenosha County Job Center, Gateway Technical College and other community organizations.

Tax assistance is offered at multiple locations in Kenosha County:

  • Kenosha County Job Center – 8600 Sheridan Road, entrance D, Feb. 6 – April 12, Saturday mornings, 8 a.m. to noon and Tuesday evenings, 5 to 9 p.m. First come, first served.
  • ELCA Outreach Center – 6218 26th Ave, Kenosha, March 3-31, Thursday mornings by appointment. Call 652-5545.
  • Kenosha Public Library – 1500 27th Ave., Kenosha, Feb 2-23, Tuesday mornings by appointment. Call 262-960-9178.
  • Twin Lakes Community Library – 110 S. Lake Ave., Twin Lakes, Feb 4-25, Thursday evenings by appointment. Call 262-960-9178.
  • Salem Community Library – 24615 89th St., Salem, March 3-31, Thursday evenings, 4 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings, 9:30 a.m. to noon by appointment. Call 262-960-9178.

The Kenosha County VITA coalition provides free income tax preparation services for low-to moderate income individuals and families earning $54,000 or under. Financial education resources will be available at each of the tax sites. For more information about the VITA program or to file your own taxes for free if you earn under $62,000, please visit www.kenoshaunitedway.org/VITA or contact United Way of Kenosha County at 658-4104.

This program is brought to you by the Kenosha County VITA Coalition and its sponsors – United Way of Kenosha County, Kenosha Community Foundation, Rotary Foundation of Kenosha West, Guaranty Bank, US Bank, Trustone Credit Union and Educators Credit Union.

Christ Lutheran Church bingo is Feb. 11

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Photo by Scott Telle via stock.xchng

Christ Lutheran Church will host it Monthly Community Bingo on Thursday, Feb. 11 (held second Thursday every month), at the church at 24929 75th St.,(Highway 50), Paddock Lake.

Doors open at 5 p.m.; game starts at 6 p.m. Packages available for $10 and $20.

Everyone is welcome. On-site concessions available; this month, serving lasagna/salad/garlic bread or homemade soup (please, no outside food or beverages).

2016-17 Randall Fire Department officers approved

randall-fd-doorThe Randall Town Board last week approved a slate of officers for the Randall Fire Department.

The approval came at the Town’s Board regular meeting on Jan. 28.

The following individuals will serve two-year terms:

  • Chief: Matt Gronke.
  • Bassett Battalion Chief: Ken Foscz.
  • Powers Lake Battalion Chief: Buddy Pfenniger.
  • Bassett Captain: Bob Stoll.
  • Powers Lake Captain: Chris Brown.
  • Bassett Lieutenant: Matt Gall.
  • Powers Lake Lieutenant: Sam Schaal.
  • Treasurer: John Kaldem.
  • Secretary: Carlene Karow.

Units responding to crash in Wheatland

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 7:25 a.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units along with sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highway 50 and Highway O in Wheatland.

Per dispatch: Crash involves two cars in the westbound lanes. At least one injury being reported.

UPDATE 7:34 a.m. — Deputy on the scene reports that both vehicles are on the shoulder.

Dense fog advisory issued

fog 12-21-2011-1_optThe National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for Western Kenosha County.

Visibility may be less than .25 of a mile.

The advisory will be in effect until 6 a.m.

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. 4  through Wednesday, Feb. 10.

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 week’s ad also includes Wake Up to Breakfast Savings, 4 Day Sale, Lenten Seafood Sale and Sunday Bowl Party Sale

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

Units responding for propane leak in Paris

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 6:10 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units are responding for a report of a propane leak in the 15800 block of 60th Street (Highway K) in Paris.

UPDATE 6:14 p.m. — Per dispatch: Caller reporting an overwhelming smell of propane coming from a tank in an attached garage.

Anna Carroll wins 2016 Wheatland Center School Spelling Bee

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/Submitted photo

Anna Carroll won the 2016 Wheatland Center School Spelling Bee for the third year in the row.

Anna was one of 24 students to compete.

Jack Vozel finished second for his second year in a row and Emma Close placed third.

The students were congratulated and awarded trophies by district administrator Marty McGinley.

Vince Mosca and Linda Smith judged the bee.

Anna will continue on to the CESA 2 Regional Spelling Bee in March.

Units responding for truck fire in Paddock Lake

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 12:31 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a truck fire at 66th Street and 238th Avenue in Paddock Lake.

Per dispatch: The vehicle is a garbage collection truck.

UPDATE 12:37 p.m. — Salem F/R unit arriving on scene reports to dispatch that chassis of truck is “well-involved.”

UPDATE about 12:55 p.m. — Radio transmissions suggest fire is out.

UPDATE 1:30 p.m. — All Salem F/R units clearing the scene and returning to quarters.

UPDATE: Icy rain falling

At 12:21 p.m., the precipitation of the moment is an icy, noisy rain.

The forecast says something will probably be falling from the sky through at least 6. p.m.

Lauren Rosch makes Western Technical College President’s List of High Distinction for fall 2015

Lauren Rosch, Respiratory Therapist program student from Camp Lake, was named to Western Technical College President’s List of High Distinction for fall semester 2015. To be included on the President’s List, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and carry 12 or more credits in an associate’s degree or technical diploma program.

With an enrollment of approximately 7,200 degree students, Western offers more than 60 associate’s degree programs. In addition, the college also offers technical diplomas, certificates, and non-credit professional development courses.

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