A word from ours sponsors: Messy Church set for April 30

living-waters-messy-church-4-2017-webLife can be messy, so why shouldn’t church be messy, too?  If wooden pews, hymns, and sitting still and quiet aren’t your thing, Messy Church might be just what you’re looking for.

Messy Church is sponsored by Living Waters Ministries in conjunction with United Methodist churches in Kenosha County.  It’s cross-generational, very informal, and everyone is welcome to attend.  It is a monthly opportunity for people to gather and enjoy fellowship as they do crafts, play games, and enjoy a communal meal—all in celebration of a simple theme.

Join others at Trevor-Wilmot School, 26325 Wilmot Rd, Trevor, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 30 for a hands-on faith, fellowship and fun-for-everyone experience. And don’t dress up … this is Messy Church!

If you are interested in more information, please contact Rachel Hewitt at queenrachel58@gmail.com.

Deputy responding to loose animal call at Bristol/Salem Lakes border

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At about 7:50 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of two German shepherd dogs running loose in the area of Highways 50 and 216th Avenue near the Bristol/Salem Lakes border.

Units responding to crash in Bristol

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At about 6:48 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highways 50 and D in Bristol.

UPDATE 6:50 a.m. — Fire unit on scene reports that everyone appears to be out of vehicles. Eastbound inside lane being shut down by a deputy.

UPDATE 6:54 a.m. — Deputy requests a tow for one vehicle.

UPDATE 6:57 a.m. — Deputy requests a tow for another vehicle.

 

Garage sales page updated

garage-saleWest of the I’s garage sales page has been updated.

Be sure to check it out each week before you begin your bargain hunting.

If you’d like your sale added to the list, please drop us a line at darren@westofthei.com. Include your address, days, hours etc. We’ll even add a map to your info.

Deaths April 27, 2017: Robert W. “Bob” Bohn

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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Salem Lakes to have separate clerk and treasurer positions

The Salem Lakes Village Board split the office of clerk/treasurer into separate clerk and treasurer positions.

The action was taken at a special meeting Wednesday, with Trustee Bill Hopkins voting no and village President Diann Tesar not casing a vote. Trustee Laura Francart was absent, but excused.

The new arrangement will be more like Salem, where there was a separate clerk and treasurer. Silver Lake had a combined position.

At the time of the merger of Salem and Silver Lake into Salem Lakes in February, Cindi Dulaney was the Salem town clerk, Chris Lamb the Salem town treasurer and Vicki Galich the Silver Lake village clerk/treasurer.

Since the merger, Galich has continued to serve in her position while Dulaney and Lamb are still employed by the village.

The board on Wednesday did not appoint individuals to fill the new offices. Tesar said appointment required a 60-day waiting period.

Hopkins said he did not object to the splitting of the clerk/treasurer office into two positions but he did object to the new position reporting directly to the Village Board. Instead, he felt they should report to the village administrator.

“That’s micro managing,” Hopkins said. “I do not believe they should be reporting to the Village Board.”

Hopkins’ position seemed to be supported by Trustee Bob Raymond who said “We’re not here on a daily basis; Pat (Casey, village administrator) is.” However, Raymond made the motion to approve the split with the reporting to the board aspect and voted for it.

Having the treasurer and clerk report directly to the board was defended by other board members.

“It worked for the town of Salem for a long time to have some independence,” said Trustee Ted Kmiec.

 

Registration open for Tom Paddock Memorial Golf Outing to Benefit Kiwanis Club of Westosha-Salem and Make a Wish on May 20

paddock-golf-logo-2017The 2017 Annual Tom Paddock Memorial Golf Outing will take place Saturday, May 20 at Twin Lakes Country Club, 1230 Legion Drive, Twin Lakes.

Registration is 11:30 a.m., lunch is 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., shotgun start at 1 p.m. and dinner is 6:45 p.m.

Entry fee is $100 per golfer (includes range balls, golf, lunch and dinner).

Contests and prizes include: Golf ball drop, golf ball launch, tons of contests, great door prizes and awesome raffles.

The event will benefit Kiwanis Club of Westosha-Salem and Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin.

Registration and sponsorship forms available here.

Units responding for alarm in Silver Lake

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 1:53 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of an alarm at a home in the 100 block of Eastwood Drive in Silver Lake.

Per dispatch: This is a carbon monoxide alarm.

A word from our sponsors: Christ Lutheran Church’s Annual Rummage Sale is April 28 & 29

christ-lutheran-church-rummage-sale-2017Note: Christ Lutheran Church is advertising this event with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Christ Lutheran Church’s Annual Rummage Sale of new or used furniture, miscellaneous household items, home maintenance tools and implements, sports equipment, clothing etc. will happen on Friday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday April 29 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All are invited to come and find a bargain.

Christ Lutheran Church is a congregation of the ELCA.  The church holds worship weekly on Sunday mornings starting at 9 a.m. During the School year there is Sunday school starting at 10:15 a.m. Summer worship is also on Wednesdays starting at 6:30 p.m., beginning on June 1.

Some of the many activities that are held throughout the year include:  Bingo on the second Thursday of the month, Church Picnic and Pork Roast on July 15, Fish Boil held in October, Fall Craft Fair.

Salem Lakes to pursue water patrol with deputies and civilian code enforcement crew

The Salem Lakes Village Board Wednesday agreed to move forward with hiring sheriff’s deputies as independent contractors for water patrol and pursuing the creation of a civilian code enforcement staff.

The direction came at a special meeting. Trustee Laura Francart was absent, but excused.

If both of those plans come to be, it appears to be the end of the Public Safety Department, which used sworn officers that carry weapons to enforce ordinances and perform water patrol. A majority of the board last week voted to suspend the operation of that department. That suspension remained intact after Wednesday’s meeting.

Sheriff David Beth was in attendance and said he polled his deputies about interest in working directly for the village as water patrol officers. Within 24 hours, he said he had seven individuals interested in the work, including some with experience in Salem water patrol and with supervising and organizing water patrol.

Because these deputies would be hired directly by the village as independent contractors, they would not need to be paid their deputy wages, Beth said, but they would retain all of their arrest powers as deputies. Beth added that he also would authorize them to use their Sheriff’s Department radios, weapons and other personal equipment while working for the village. The village, however, would provide boats for patrol.

At the direction of the board, village administrator Patrick Casey said he would meet with the deputies soon in an attempt to organize patrol to begin by Memorial Day. If board approval of some aspect is needed before the next scheduled meeting on May 8 a special meeting could be held.

Casey also said he needed to check on whether any individuals were contracted or scheduled already to work water patrol under the Public Safety Department.

What to do for code enforcement seemed less certain.

Beth said code enforcement could be done by the deputies that will be working in the village under the village’s law enforcement contract with the Sheriff’s Department. Such work is a routine part of the work done by deputies in other contract communities such as Paddock Lake, Bristol and Somers.

“We do that all the time,” Beth said. “The situations you are bringing up, that’s what we do every day.”

Village President Diann Tesar and Beth sparred over whether deputies will do code enforcement well.

Tesar expressed doubt that deputies will do code enforcement for matters such as property maintenance violations and junk vehicles in yards.

“I know they don’t want to do the ordinance enforcement,” Tesar said to Beth. “I just don’t see them wanting to do the ordinance enforcement.”

Countered Beth: “I disagree 100 percent.”

Among the rest of the board there seemed to be strong sentiment for setting up a civilian department for code enforcement that could call on assistance from deputies when needed. Trustees Mike Culat, Dan Campion, Ted Kmiec and Bob Raymond all expressed support for some form of civilian code enforcement.

Personnel for civilian code enforcement could come from people formerly employed for public safety, Culat suggested, though they would no longer be acting as sworn officers.

The board decided to give code enforcement more consideration at  future date. In the meantime, Casey suggested that deputies be used for code enforcement as issues arise.

Salem’s Public Safety Department was the subject of some controversy among Town Board members last year when board members learned that the department had been accepted to a grant program to increase traffic enforcement. That program required a certain number of contacts per shift covered by the grant. Consequently, officers were doing more traffic enforcement, especially along Highway 50, than in the past. Officer Michael Ventura died in a crash on July 8 on Highway 50 while driving a Public Safety Department vehicle. The town withdrew from the grant program in August.

In November, with the merger of Silver Lake and Salem in process, the Silver Lake Village Board created a Public Safety Department from the old Salem department, though with some apprehension from trustees about the scope of powers.

UPDATE: Hazardous material spill appears to be from equipment malfunction; roads open

A equipment malfunction appears to the reason for a spill that closed roads for about five hours in Western Kenosha County near the Kenosha-Racine County.

Roads are now open and there is no longer any danger to the public, said a statement released by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department at about 4:15 p.m.

From the statement:

On 04-26-2017 at 10:32 AM Deputies along with the Town of Paris Fire Department were dispatched to a hazardous material incident in the 20900 block of 1st Street in the Town of Paris.  A pickup truck was eastbound on 1st Street and was hauling a trailer with 2 tanks containing Anhydrous Ammonia.  While in transit a valve on the tank trailer malfunctioned which resulted in the release of the tank contents.The operator of the truck was able to safely evacuate the area prior to emergency responder’s arrival.  He was transported to local hospital as a precaution and was not injured. Fire Departments from Somers, Salem, Union Grove and Pleasant Prairie assisted and the valve on the tanks was able to be closed ending the leak. Citizens in the area were notified through our notification system to shelter in place and close doors and windows. Roadways entering into the area were closed.  An elderly man in a home very close to the incident in Kenosha County was evacuated from his residence to his family who responded to the scene. The incident is under investigation but does appear to be an equipment malfunction.  The scene is clear and the equipment has been removed.  All roadways are open.  There is no longer any danger to the public. Anhydrous ammonia is a widely used source of nitrogen fertilizer in farming operations.

A WisDOT statement issued earlier on the incident said Highway 45 was closed in both directions from Highway 142 in Paris in Kenosha County to Highway 11 in Union Grove in Racine County.

A word from our sponsors: Wisconsin Emissions Testing available at Wilmot Auto Service

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Wisconsin Emissions Tests can now be done at Wilmot Auto Service.

The test is free to you. Call 862-6300 for an appointment. Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 to 11 a.m.

Wilmot Auto Service, Inc is an independent auto repair shop and has earned the Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition as prescribed by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, (ASE), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of vehicle repair and service by means of voluntary testing and certification for automotive repair and service professionals.

Dwayne & Cindy Garwood are the owners and Dwayne is an ASE Master technician and has been in the automotive repair business for over 25 years, 16 of these years have been in Wilmot. Dwayne’s grandpa Harmon Garwood started Wilmot Auto Service in 1951. They are celebrating 66 years in business. He employs ASE certified and ASE master technicians. Dwayne’s commitment to you has always been to offer the highest quality, honest and friendly auto service.

Wilmot Auto Service offers a variety of services like alignments, brakes, tires, timing belts, check engine lights and state inspections. They can be reached at 262-862-6300. They are located at 11307 Fox River Rd. Wilmot, WI 53192 with the BP gas station in downtown Wilmot. www.wilmotautoservice.com

Units on scene of crash with gas release along Kenosha-Racine county line

At about 11:26 a.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department issued the following statement regarding a incident along the Kenosha-Racine county line:

Emergency Services are at the scene of a truck accident involving the release of anhydrous ammonia gas. Residents in the vicinity of Hwy KR and Hwy 45 in the Township of Paris and the Village of Union Grove are requested to shelter in place and close windows for the next 2 hours. Media release with details will follow. We urge residents and motorists to stay away from the area.

Here is info from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation on road closures related to this crash:

US 45 in Kenosha County is closed in both directions between WIS 142 and WIS 11 because of a hazardous materials spill. Kenosha County Sheriff’s Dept. is the responding law enforcement agency. Motorists are being encouraged to monitor 511 and choose an alternate route if appropriate. As always, use 511wi.gov for up to date information and travel times.

Garage sales page updated

garage-saleWest of the I’s garage sales page has been updated.

Be sure to check it out each week before you begin your bargain hunting.

If you’d like your sale added to the list, please drop us a line at darren@westofthei.com. Include your address, days, hours etc. We’ll even add a map to your info.

A word from our sponsors: Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop 385 Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction is May 13

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Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop 385 of Bristol will hold a Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction at Bristol Grade School located at 20121 83rd Street in Bristol, on Saturday, May 13 from 7 a.m. to noon.

The breakfast will include pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and beverages. Tickets are available at the door: $6 for adults, $3 for children (5 to 13 years) while children 4 and under eat for free. A silent auction will take place at the event from 7 to 11 a.m. Items available for bid include gift certificates from area businesses, sporting event tickets, sports memorabilia and gift baskets. Opportunities to win a large handmade quilt will also be offered.  All proceeds from the event will benefit Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop 385.

Troop 385 continues to participate in the Adopt-A-Highway Program and is responsible for litter pick up along a stretch of Highway 45 in Bristol. In the past year, three members of the Troop each completed a community service project, as well as additional requirements, to earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. Both the Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop are self-funded. This annual event helps ensure that all boys can continue to experience the many benefits of Scouting.  The Pack and Troop include students from Brighton and Bristol elementary schools, as well as Central High School.

Units responding for fire in Randall

/Earlene Frederick photo

/Earlene Frederick photo

At about 8:45 p.m., Randall Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of a confirmed structure fire in the 33400 block of 120th Street in Randall.

Deputy on the scene reports home has been evacuated. Twin Lakes Fire Department and Town of Wheatland Fire Department units are also part of the initial response.

UPDATE 8:50 p.m. — MABAS box alarm activated. Response includes: Town of Salem Fire/Rescue, Richmond Fire Department and Bloomfield Fire Department with engines; Spring Grove and Fox Lake Fire Department with tenders (tankers); Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Richmond Fire Department with chiefs; Racine Fire Belles; and Antioch Fire Department and Town of Wheatland Fire Department for change of quarters.

UPDATE 9:24 p.m. — Randall FD command strikes box alarm.

/Earlene Frederick photo

/Earlene Frederick photo

Salem Lakes schedules special meeting for Wednesday; discussion of Public Safety on agenda

The Salem Lakes Village Board will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at Salem Town Hall 9814, Antioch Road, Salem.

The agenda includes eight items for discussion and possible action.

Included on the agenda is  continued discussion on suspension of the Public Safety Department and/or Water Patrol.

The agenda also includes an ordinance to divide the office of clerk/treasurer into individuals offices and allow for the appointment of each. Silver Lake, from which the new village has acquired much of its structure, had a combined position. Salem had a separate clerk and treasurer. Both Silver Lake and Salem positions were appointed.

Here is the entire agenda.

A word from our sponsors: Christ Lutheran Church’s Annual Rummage Sale is April 28 & 29

christ-lutheran-church-rummage-sale-2017Note: Christ Lutheran Church is advertising this event with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Christ Lutheran Church’s Annual Rummage Sale of new or used furniture, miscellaneous household items, home maintenance tools and implements, sports equipment, clothing etc. will happen on Friday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday April 29 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All are invited to come and find a bargain.

Christ Lutheran Church is a congregation of the ELCA.  The church holds worship weekly on Sunday mornings starting at 9 a.m. During the School year there is Sunday school starting at 10:15 a.m. Summer worship is also on Wednesdays starting at 6:30 p.m., beginning on June 1.

Some of the many activities that are held throughout the year include:  Bingo on the second Thursday of the month, Church Picnic and Pork Roast on July 15, Fish Boil held in October, Fall Craft Fair.

Salem Firefighter Association spaghetti dinner is April 30

spaghetti-mf-xandert-webSalem Firefighter Association will be hosting a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dinner will be held at Village of Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue Station No. 2, 8339 Antioch Road, Salem.

The public is invited to eat spaghetti and tour the station. Cost will be $8 for adults, $5 for children, kids under 5 eat for free.

Proceeds will be used towards the association’s community outreach programs.

Deal of the Day: Village Pub Fish Fry $20 gift card half off

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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! Full conditions available here.

Our offering today is for Friday Fish Fry at The Village Pub, located in the American Legion Building, 307 N Cogswell Dr, Silver Lake. Serving begins at 3 p.m. and continues until 9 p.m. Full service begins at 10 a.m. on weekdays and 5 a.m. on Saturday and Sundays. Looking to host a party? The hall is available for rent. In-house catering also available. Book your party now by calling 262-889-8255. Our offer today is for a $20 gift certificate, available for $10.75 (75 cents processing fee) good for two fish fry dinners on Fridays. Certificate must be used for dine-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. One purchase per advertiser each 30 days. Click the button to get your Deal of the Day!





Wheatland town electors authorize town hall exterior upgrades

Front view of Wheatland Town Hall.

Front view of Wheatland Town Hall.

Wheatland town electors unanimously approved authorizing upgrades to the town hall exterior.

The proposal was on the town’s annual meeting agenda Monday evening.

The measure passed by a voice vote with 12 electors present and no one voicing opposition.

Town Chairman Bill Glembocki explained the Town Board has been gathering information on what needs to be done to the building. Among the items being considered are doors, windows, cement and siding.

“It’s more general maintenance than anything,” Glembocki said. “Everything is 30 years plus old.”

A cost of the upgrades was not available as the town is still gathering information on the extent of the work and requesting bids.

The town is considering figuring out a way to make this well head less obtrusive as part of its exterior upgrades project.

The town is considering figuring out a way to make this well head less obtrusive as part of its exterior upgrades project. One of these doorways also may be eliminated.

A word from ours sponsors: Messy Church set for April 30

living-waters-messy-church-4-2017-webLife can be messy, so why shouldn’t church be messy, too?  If wooden pews, hymns, and sitting still and quiet aren’t your thing, Messy Church might be just what you’re looking for.

Messy Church is sponsored by Living Waters Ministries in conjunction with United Methodist churches in Kenosha County.  It’s cross-generational, very informal, and everyone is welcome to attend.  It is a monthly opportunity for people to gather and enjoy fellowship as they do crafts, play games, and enjoy a communal meal—all in celebration of a simple theme.

Join others at Trevor-Wilmot School, 26325 Wilmot Rd, Trevor, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 30 for a hands-on faith, fellowship and fun-for-everyone experience. And don’t dress up … this is Messy Church!

If you are interested in more information, please contact Rachel Hewitt at queenrachel58@gmail.com.

Mostly sunny and warm Tuesday, then rain

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Photo by Agata Urbaniak via stock.exchng

Tuesday should be another nice day with a high over 70 and mostly sunny skies, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast.

The rest of the week, however, stands a good chance of being wet, the same forecast says.

rainpad-mf-jdurhamThe rain could start as early as Tuesday night, but grows to a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms Wednesday and a 70 percent chance Wednesday night. A chance of rain or a thunderstorms persists Thursday through Sunday with chances ranging from 40 to 70 percent.

Units responding for fire in Bassett

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 8:52 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding for a report of a fire in the 34400 block of Bassett Road in Bassett.

Per dispatch: Caller reporting an unattended fire.

Deaths April 24, 2017: Charles P. Honold, Ruth A. Leeftink

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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County executive endorses March for Babies on April 29; Bristol family serving as ambassadors

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave are asking residents in both counties to consider participating in the 2017 March for Babies on April 29 at the Racine County Zoo.

Kenosha County Board Supervisor Jill Gillmore, her husband, Matt, and their 7 children are this year’s Racine/Kenosha Ambassador Family for the Racine/Kenosha March for Babies, the nation’s oldest fundraising walk, which helps more babies survive and thrive.

The Gillmore family knows first-hand about the challenges of premature birth. Their youngest daughter, Marleigh, was born 10 weeks early and weighing 3 pounds. She suffered an immature sphincter valve, pulmonary artery stenosis and spent her first weeks fighting for life in a hospital Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Today, the Gillmore family is dedicated to making sure other parents don’t have the same experience.

“I am delighted to serve in this important role to raise awareness and urgently-needed funds for the March of Dimes mission to prevent birth defects and premature birth,” Jill Gillmore said.

Racine and Kenosha residents can sign up today at marchforbabies.org to start a team with co-workers, family or friends; or make a donation to help more babies get a healthy start in life.

On-site registration on the day of the event will begin at 9 a.m. with the 1.5-mile walk kicking off at 10 am.

“March for Babies is also a memorable and rewarding event for the whole family,” Gillmore said. “We celebrate children and parents who experienced the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or special care nursery. We’ll recognize these families throughout the day with a Superhero Sprint for kids, complete with a purple cape, a symbolic lei for mom and dad and loads of fun in the kids’ zone.

“Participants will also have the opportunity to walk through our Memory Mile and visit our unforgettable March for Babies Memory Garden. Those who have experienced loss will find a meaningful way to remember their baby by planting a flower in our butterfly garden,” said Gillmore.

Kreuser and Delagrave said they appreciate the work of the March of Dimes as the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health.

Premature birth is the leading cause of death among babies in the United States. It affects about 380,000 babies – that’s 1 in 10 — born each year, including 6,200 in Wisconsin. Funds raised by March for Babies in Racine and Kenosha support community programs such as Centering Pregnancy and Stork’s Nest. March of Dimes programs that provide comfort and support for moms and babies as well as innovative research to find the unknown causes of premature birth and birth defects.

For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. For the latest resources and health information, visit marchofdimes.org and nacersano.org. If you have been affected by prematurity or birth defects, visit the March of Dimes shareyourstory.org community to find comfort and support.

For detailed national, state and local perinatal statistics, visit persistats.org, and find the March of Dimes on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The 2017 March for Babies is sponsored nationally by Kmart, Famous Footwear, Macy’s, Cigna and HCA.

Kenosha ADRC to host Welcome to Medicare Workshop May 18

Going on Medicare? You will have some decisions to make.

Kenosha Aging and Disability Resource Center sponsors monthly Medicare workshops for people new to Medicare and their families. Learn the basics of Medicare coverage, options for private health and drug coverage, and public benefits that can help with health care costs.

Welcome to Medicare Workshop will be held on Thursday, May 18, at the Salem Community Library located at 24615 89th Street Salem, in the meeting room. Reservations required; please call 262-605-6646 to make a reservation.

Deal of the Day: Hill Country Market $25 gift card half off

HCMl-west-of-the-i-web-ad-(1)Have you heard about our feature at West of the I called Deal of the Day? It offers you great values on goods and services from local businesses. Here’s how it works. We offer a gift certificate or gift card from a local business for half price of its face value. For example, you get a $50 gift card but only pay $25 for it. Now that’s a deal!

Today’s offering is from Hill Country Market, 7510 288th Ave, Suite #1, Salem. Hill Country Market features local, organic, and gluten-free grocery products, produce, fine cheese, sausage, wine and beer, gourmet sandwiches, homemade soups, deli items, fresh meat, baked goods and more. They believe that fresh, local, and natural ingredients are best. You can even expect to see produce straight from their garden during the growing season. Make sure you visit the tea and coffee bar at Hill Country Market and the deli offering quality meat and cheeses from Boar’s Head. Hungry? Check out Hill Country Market’s unique, made-to-order sandwiches and panini’s as well as salads, soups of the day, fresh baked goods, and more.

Today’s offer is for a $25 Hill Country Market gift card that you can buy for $13.50 ($1 processing fee included). Full description of conditions is available here. It’s easy to purchase a Deal of the Day! Click the button below and you will be taken to PayPal’s site, where you can securely pay with a credit card or through your PayPal account. A PayPal account is not needed. We instantly receive notice of your purchase and we mail out the certificate usually the same day. Click the button to get your Deal of the Day!





Deaths April 23, 2017: Dorothy Mae Polewaczyk

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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Units responding for mutual aid to Pleasant Priaire

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 5:30 p.m., Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue is activating a box alarm for assistance with a wild land search for an endangered person.

Bristol Fire and Rescue and Somers Fire and Rescue are being requested to respond with ATVs.

UPDATE — Kenosha County Scanner Facebook page is reporting that subject was found.

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