Wisconsin Lightning 18U split first 2 games at ASA “A” Nationals

lightning-softball-logoThe Wisconsin Lightning 18U girls Fastpitch team split their first two games in opening action at the ASA “A” Nationals in Spartanburg, SC.

The Lightning lost Monday afternoon 6-2 to Triangle Lightning, NC and came back Tuesday morning to defeat Axe Elite 18U from Allen, Texas 5-0. They now advance to play Wednesday morning as bracket play begins.

In opening action Monday, Lightning got off to a fast start as Sam Schloegl opened the first with a lead off walk, advanced to second on a single to left by Jessica Heffel and scored on a one out RBI single to left by Justine Schattner. Triangle then countered with a pair in the bottom of the first and second making making it 4-1.

WI Lightning then came back with an RBI single to center in the top of the third by Heffel scoring Meagan Spohr who had reached on an error, cutting the deficit to 4-2.

The score remained until Triangle added 2 more in the bottom of 5th, making the final 6-2. Kali Kaestner took the loss for WI Lightning giving up 7 hits, while striking out 5 and walking 2.

In Tuesdays action against the AXE Elite 18u, Schloegl scored after a lead off walk, steal of second and an RBI double to left center by Larkin Langston in the top of first making the score 1-0. The score remained the same until the top of the fourth. After a 1 out walk to Langston and 2 stolen bases, Schattner delivered an RBI single to center. Lexy Kemnitzer followed with a single to center advancing Schattner to third. After a strikeout, Lauren Orszula delivered an infield RBI single scoring Schattner making it 3-0. The Lightning added a single run in the 5th with an RBI double by Paige Kitzing scoring Ashley Madsen. In the 7th, Kitzing drove in another run with an RBI fielders choice making the final 5-0.

The Lightning got a stellar shut out performance from Lexy Kemnitzer who limited the Axe to 5 hits, with 3 strikeouts and no walks.

The WI Lightning 18U members are Sam Schloegl, Lauren Orszula, Justine Schattner (Wilmot Union); Larkin Langston, Liz Fonk, Heidi Holmstrom (Westosha Central); Lexy Kemnitzer (McFarland); Paige Kitzing, Jessica Heffel (Racine Case); Katherine Walsh (DSHA); Meagan Spohr (Richmond); Ashley Madsen (Kettle Moraine); Kali Kaestner (Mukwanago); and Ana Brown (Johnsburg). The WI Lightning is managed by Scott Hermes with coaches Steve Spahn and Kevin Orszula.

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!

Missing pets: Young tan female dog in Bassett

A lost young, tan, female dog with a cropped tail is being held by Randall town officials.

The dog was turned in to the town Tuesday after being found running loose in Bassett, said Supervisor Mark Halvey.

Call 877-2165 to claim this dog or if you have any information about who might be the owner.

Salem Public Safety and the Kenosha Moose Club holding I Dent A KID events

Town of Salem Public Safety and the Kenosha Moose Club will be holding a free registration for parents called “I Dent A KID”.  This program allows parents to have a CD of information made, that they will take home, with their child’s bio information.  This information could be handed to law enforcement in the future should a child turn up missing.  The CD holds a child’s basic identifiers including fingerprints and photos.

This event will be held on:

  • Thursday, July 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Salem Town Hall, 9814 Antioch Road (Highway 83), Salem.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Lake Shangri-la Community Center “National Night Out Celebration.”
  • Saturday, Aug. 15, from 4 to 7:00 pm at the Salem Town Hall, 9814 Antioch Road (Highway 83), Salem.

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, July 30 through Wednesday, Aug. 5.

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 ad also includes a Back to School sale, 3-Day Sale and Ribfest specials.

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

Rain tonight? Maybe

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Photo by Vivek-Chugh via stock.xchng

The local National Weather Service forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of rain tonight.

If it does rain, it looks like it is most likely going to come between midnight and 8 a.m. and it could be heavy. At about 9:16 p.m., radar shows rain coming alive in eastern Iowa and moving to the east.

Tonight’s low temperature will be a relatively warm 74.

Daytime high temperatures are expected to stay in the high 80s Wednesday, Thurday and Friday.

Daily celebration: Demo derby for more crunching, crashing fun

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH

The sound of the fenders of two cars crunching can be sickening — unless you’re at the Kenosha County Fair’s demolition derby

There will be plenty of intentional crunching at the Wilmot Raceway on the fairgrounds on Sunday with Demo Derby taking place starting at 1:30 and 5 p.m.

In demolition derby, competitors try to disable each other’s vehicles by running into them. The last driver with a car that can still get around is the winner.

The demo derbies always draw a good crowd to the grandstand. Seeing all the destructive action of the derbies is included in the gate admission.

Check out this link if you are interested in entering the derby.

This year’s Kenosha County Fair runs from Aug. 19 to 23.

Deaths July 28, 2105: Thomasine R. Freyermuth

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 →

A word from our sponsors: WestoshaMarket open Wednesday 3-7:30 p.m.

/Earlene Frederick photos

/Earlene Frederick photos

Note: WestoshaMarket is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH

The new WestoshaMarket continues its regular schedule this week.

WestoshaMarket is open Wednesdays, through Aug. 26, from 3 to 7:30 p.m., 21010 75th Street in Bristol (Highway 50, 3/4 mile west of Highway 45).

The market is open rain or shine.

Click here for more information, including vendors and musical highlights.

Kenosha Common Markets, Inc., operator of Kenosha HarborMarket, is seeking vendors for the new WestoshaMarket being held in Bristol. Vendors may apply for any number of dates, from one to all nine. First year booth fees are $25/date, or $200 for all nine days. Vendor categories include fresh, local farm products, prepared foods, artisan goods, and services. There are also Nonprofit and Miscellaneous categories. For information, call Melanie Hovey at 262-496-3898. The WestoshaMarket application is available at www.kenoshaharbormarket.com.

Wilmot High School Honor Roll second semester 2014-15 year

The following students were named to the Wilmot High School Honor Roll for the second semester of the 2014-15 school year:

Freshmen — Colby Barker, Rebecca Bell, Faith Boyd, Bradley Brennum, Kayla Brever, Ashlyn Brey, Isaac Bruley, Jeremy Bruton, Abigail Clark, Chloe Davis, Annalise Devall, Taylor Dewing, Sierra Domek, Teagan Duffy, Maille Dunn, Desrye Erickson, Alyssa Flory, Daniel Folos, Rachel Fosler, Kyle Gendron, Margaret Gerlach, Joseph Graham, Sydnet Grossi, Gavin Hammond, Emily Hand, Emily Heckel, Sydney Helmuth, Kylie Henderson, Jayden Hendrie, Hunter Hess, Teagan Holland, Rachel Jenkins, Elizabeth Keen, Edie Keung, Mitchell Klein, Kordan Kopp, Matthew Krawczyk, Kayla Kruczek, Ashley Lesko, Amber Lucy, Kira Mackay, Joshua McConnell, Margaret McDonald, Cole Mulcahy, Kylee Mulhollon, Brock Muzzy, Alexandra Nunez, Shae O’Day, Stephanie Ollinger, Justin Paasch, Colten Pearson, Montana Petersen, Anthiny Poco, Jaimie Popanda, Amy Poteracki, Lauren Pryor, Nadia Rachev, Bradley Radloff, Hayli Richards, Zachary Sasser, Dayne Schleusner , Julissa Scott, Samantha Serak, Jason Sherrod, Brenna Simmons, Connor Stickels, Jack Stoppenbach, Zachary Strasser, Megan Streitmatter, Camryn Swanson, Jared Ticha, Jordyn VanZeeland, Danielle Venckus, Emily Vershowske, Ashleigh Vinson, Sanual Wank, Cameron Wischnowski, Fredrick Zuehls.

Sophomores — Rylee Amundson, Isabella Andersen, Rachel Bixler, Regan Borowski, Cassandra Bossong, Rebecca Brewer, Hunter Britton, Andie Brown, Ryan Buchta, Baylee Chappell, Devin Coleman, Kalyn Coose, Emily Coulman, Lauren Daniels, Taylor Danielson, Heather DeReu, Shannon Diedrich, Reuben Dowell, Delaney Dvorak, Samantha Edmonds, Bradley Eidson, Cody Faber, Jonathan Fluger, Courtney Fraley, Autumn Frazee, Claire Griffin, Kalyn Harewood, Samantha Haston, Jessica Heckel, Morgan Herzog, Roman Ibarra, Gunnar Johnson, Bradley Knoll, Kevin Kummerow, Alexa Lewis, Riley Loveless, Madelyn Martin, Shawn McCluskey, Jori McCormack, Jenna Meyer, Savannah Meyers, Kelsey Molitor, Heather Mortensen, Ty Mulcahy, Kamryn Nardini, Brianna Olsen, Rachel Osterloh, Mallory Ostrander, Shannon Perry, Ian Peyton, Samantha Porter, Morgan Robinson, Benjamin Roszko, Anri Santamaria, Joshua Schattner, Zachary Schrader, Trevor Schwarz, Julia Shurtleff, Delaney Sjong, McKenna Stanek, Brianna Strandberg, Grace Suiter, Laney Videlka, Brittany Vogt, Hannah Vozel, Bianca Weishaupt, Alyssa White, Alexandria Wiseman, Ivan Zarate.

Juniors — Rebecca Alter, Abbie Alter, Brandon Anderson, Jessica Baker, Carlie Banchi, Margaret Beth, Kasey Bouma, Lauren Brendel, Robert Brenner, Brendan Buhler, Joseph Burba, Cole Ceckowski, Kirsten Clayton, Sean Collins, Josiah Coose, Caitlyn Crowder, Monica Dale, Madeline DaMask, Ethan Dybing, Kiersten Ekornaas, Sophia Ellsworth, Cecily Fico, Roren Finney, Lillian Foley, Timothy Fosler, Lillian Friedman, Teya Gaines, Jared Gendron, Julia Girtz, James Graham, Alyssa Gregory, Steven Hand, Brandon Haskins, Shawna Helmuth, Alyssa Horn, Kristin Jaeger, Emmet Katzer, Shannon Kessel, Samantha Kirk, Madeline Klawitter, Anthony Klein, Deenah Kloth, Mason Kuwik, Brooke Miller, Jake Morgan, Josey Musky, Brett Muzzy, Jeremiah Niemietz, Mason Nindl, Matthew O’Connell, Chad Oehme, Evan Orre, Jenifer Ostegard, Elizabeth Ozog, Landen Pelky, Jon Radtke Jr., Alyssa Raupp, Khol Rohrman, Stephanie Sanderson, Samantha Schloegl, Angela Schumacher, Carl Simmons, Rae Anna Slager, Shanna Smith, Logan Souders, Nichole Stevens, Sarah Strasser, Jessica Strom, Matthew Strother, Morgan Sullivan, Justin Szczgiel, Nathan Thiel, Hayley Thomas, Annette Triller, Magdelen Triller, Michael Tricke, James Tryban, Ellie Turner, Kiana Vazquez, Emily Walter, Anya wank, Tehya White, Sawyer Wightman, Lauren Yunker.

Seniors — Adrian Arcoleo, Kaylee Arndt, Kyle Beyers, Rebecca Boyle, Amber Brent, Khristopher Bridges, Aeryn Burgess, Kaylee Clark, Timm Clark III, karter Crowe, Kelley Dahlen, Catharine Daniels, Daniel Dennis, Marnie Destree, Ethan Dowell, Matthew Dowell, Kaitlyn Ericson, Corrinn Favaro, Lauren Feltner, Dylan Fraley, Jacob Gildemesiter, Faith Graf, Austin Haag, Teresa Haston, Anica Henderson, Kelsie Herzog, James Higgins, Kathryn Homerin, Amanda Hutchings, Erin idler, David Kogut, Katie Kummerow, Kevin Kusters, Tyler Lesko, Marcus Lindstand, Haylee Martin, Michael Mattox, Lauren McCluskey, Kailey McCormack, Kenan McCracken, Nicole Mellen, Jarad Meyer, McKenzie Morton, Ryan Neal, Connor Nopenz, Dominic Nordigan, Lauren Orszula, Haley Paasch, Tyler Pokorny, Sarah Poteracki, Riley Potter, Megan Preuss, Nathan Pryor, Katiana Rachev, Jenna Ring, Shelby Rivera, Benjamin Rovik, Nicole Sasser, Kathrin Savage, Justine Schattner, Elena Schleusner, Samantha Schroeder, Justine Schwarz, Ethan Scott, Abbey Severt, Alexander Siggeman, Madelyn Skalecki, Ashley Smith, Jami Steffen, Taylor Strickland, Rachel Szydlowski, Anne Taylor, Nicholas VanKampen, Johny Weber.

Units responding for fire in Brighton

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 3:45 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a fire in the 3300 block of 264th Avenue in Brighton.

Per dispatch: Caller reports a manure pile appears to be on fire.

Deal of the Day: Glazed Bakery $10 gift card half off

glazed-ad-1Have 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 Glazed Bakery on 24123 75th Street, Paddock Lake. Glazed specializes in cakes for all occasions. There’s a coffee bar and delicious pastries, bread, cookies, donuts and breads on sale every day. Indoor and outdoor seating. Hours are 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. The offered gift certificate is for $10 towards baked goods which we are selling for $5.75 (includes 75 cent processing). 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!

Victims in Bristol plane crash identified

The two victims in the fatal plane crash in Bristol last weekend have been positively identified, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has announced.

The pilot of the plane has been identified as William Lester Lanman, 69, of Louisville, Kentucky.  Lanman was a US Army Veteran and long time pilot.

The passenger in the plane has been identified as 43 year old James Dan Arnold, 43, of Crestwood, Kentucky. Arnold was a friend of Lanman and was studying to be a pilot.  Arnold leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

The men had been flying to Oshkosh at the time of the crash.

The crash continues to be investigated by the FAA and NTSB.

The crash scene was discovered by authorities on Sunday afternoon after about two hours of searching.

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Justin McNaught, Taylor Naef named to Augustana College Dean’s List

Augustana College announced 892 students were named to the Dean’s List for the 2015 spring term. Students who have earned this academic honor have maintained a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a four-point scale for courses taken during the term.

Local students included:

  • Justin MacNaught of Wilmot.
  • Taylor Naef of Bristol.

Founded in 1860, Augustana College is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences.

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

Central High School Community Band concert is July 29

music notes-sxc-Robert Proksa_optThe Central High School Community Band will present a summer concert on Wednesday, July 29 at 6 p.m.

The concert will take place outside, at the back of Central High School. Please bring lawn chairs and blankets. The performance will include music from movies such as Disney’s The Lion King, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Star Wars, and Jurassic Park.

This is the sixth year for the CHS Community Band and is the largest so far at 50 participants. The band is comprised of inbound freshman through seniors and also includes a few CHS alumni from the past few years. It is open to any area high school students; participants are not required to be CHS students.

This is event is free and open to the public. In the case of inclement weather the event will be held in the school.

Units responding to fire in Paris

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 9:33 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue, Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue, Somers Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a possible fire in the 3700 block of 200th Avenue (Highway 45) in Paris.

UPDATE 9:37 p.m. — Dispatch reached someone at original address. They said they are not burning but they can see same fire to the east, perhaps along Highway N.

UPDATE 9:41 p.m. — Units investigating a new address in the 19400 block of 38th Street.

UPDATE 9:48 p.m. — Some fire units returning to quarters.

Deaths July 27, 2015: Shirley G. Bizek

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 →

Bristol won’t hold money for new historical society

An exterior view of the old Bristol Town Hall along Highway C in Bristol Woods County Park.

An exterior view of the old Bristol Town Hall along Highway C in Bristol Woods County Park.

The Bristol Village Board failed to take action Monday on one trustee’s request that the village create a temporary account to hold funds for the newly forming Bristol Historical Society.

Trustee John McCabe, who is leading the drive to create the historical society as a way to restore the old town hall building, asked for the account as a way to hold funds already donated to the fledgling group.

“People have come up and given us donations,” McCabe said.

At first, it looked like McCabe might get his request granted. Trustee Colleen Fisch made a motion to create the account and McCabe seconded it.

But then Trustee Ruth Atwood expressed opposition to the move, citing the board’s stated position that no village funds would be used to support the society and its work.

“Why haven’t you gone through a bank?” Atwood asked McCabe. “That’s what our banks are for. This gives me an uncomfortable feeling.”

When he tried to get a bank account for the organization, McCabe said, he was told he needed a taxpayer identification number, which the group does not have and might not be able to get for 18 months because it is seeking tax-exempt nonprofit status.

Village President Mike Farrell said he initially supported McCabe’s request, but he was swayed by Atwood’s arguments.

“Now I am sensing that there’s more problems …” Farrell said. “It was made very clear that the village would not be involved in any way.”

Eventually Fisch withdrew her motion and the board moved on to other agenda items.

“I was just looking for some help,” McCabe said.

Lakeland Little League 9/10 year old All Stars win Dist. 6 Championship

/Submitted photo

/Submitted photo

The Lakeland Little League 9/10 year old All Star baseball team won the Wisconsin District 6 Championship Friday night.

The tournament was held at South Milwaukee Little League, starting Friday, July 17. The tournament is double elimination format.

Lakeland Stars dropped the first game of the tournament to Kenosha American. Lakeland rebounded with five straight wins to earn an opportunity to play for the championship. Lakeland would meet the Kenosha American team once again for the championship, but had to win both games of a doubleheader on Friday July 24.

Lakeland’s momentum carried the team to two 13-3 victories in 4 innings each, earning the championship.

Eight games over seven days showed the depth and determination of the squad.

Lakeland will now participate in the 9/10 year old Little League Wisconsin State tournament, Aug. 1-6 in Glendale.

Members of the team are: Nick Argersinger, Joey Pflug, Anthony Hall, Kade Scott, Jake Briggs, Dakota Veium, Max Weis, Ian Witt, Adam Switalski, Seth Brankey, Scotty Schulz, Max Robson.

Recap of Scores:

  • LLL Stars vs Kenosha American. 7-13 L.
  • LLL Stars vs Burlington Frank Roth. 19-0 W.
  • LLL Stars vs LLL Stripes. 19-4 W.
  • LLL Stars vs. Burlington Ginger Beuamont. 10-4 W.
  • LLL Stars vs. South Milwaukee. 11-10 W.
  • LLL Stars vs. Kenosha National. 8-4 W.
  • LLL Stars vs. Kenosha American. 13-3 W (game 1).
  • LLL Stars vs. Kenosha American. 13-3 W (game 2).

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 4:28 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies responding to a crash in the 4600 block of Highway 83-north in Wheatland.

Per dispatch: Three or four vehicles may be involved. Flames and smoke reported coming from a convertible. A minivan is on its roof.

UPDATE 4:32 p.m. — Per dispatch: Pick-up truck also involved.

UPDATE 4:33 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports everyone is out of the vehicles and two vehicles are on fire. Traffic being blocked on Highway 83 on both directions.

UPDATE 4:36 p.m. — Per dispatch: Burlington Fire Department responding with an ambulance.

UPDATE 4:39 p.m. — One Flight for Life medical transport helicopter responding for this incident.

UPDATE 4:44 p.m. — Helicopter response cancelled.

Units responding for fire in Salem

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 3:38 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a possible fire in a home in the 23400 block of 81st Street in Salem.

Per dispatch: Caller is reporting a large fire on top of a stove.

UPDATE 3:42 p.m. — Dispatch reports to responding units that sheriff’s deputy on scene is evacuating occupants now. Fire is confined to stove top at this time.

UPDATE 3:44 p.m. — Per dispatch: Deputy shut off gas supply from outside; fire is out.

Daily celebration: This fair has talent (show)

kenosha-co-fair-promo-sheep-2015-webNote: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH

Fairgoers with talent can display their skills at the Kenosha County Fair.

The fair will host a talent show at the Free Acts Stage — one night only — on Thursday, Aug. 20, starting at 6 p.m. This is a change from previous years in which two shows were held.

The talent contests are open to amateurs ages 2 to adult. There are some changes this year to the Kenosha County Fair Talent Show. These changes have been made to align with the Wisconsin State Fair Talent competition that will occur for the first time this year and hopefully for years to come.

There are only 3 divisions. Youth, Teen and Adult.

All categories will compete against each other. No separate sub categories. For example, no DI Dance solo separate from DI Vocal Solo. No Adult will advance.

You can find the  entry form and rules here. All entries are due at the fair office (or postmarked by) Aug. 1.

The Wisconsin State Fair will be having a Talent Show during the Wisconsin State Fair. To be entered into this  competition you must compete and win either the youth or teen division at a Wisconsin State Fair sanctioned event. The Kenosha County Fair will be a sanctioned event but the performers would not compete until the 2015 Wisconsin State Fair. If you are interested in this event please read more on the form for the Kenosha County Fair Talent Show.

The Kenosha County Fair runs this year from Aug. 19-23.

Central High School 2014-15 second semester honor roll

Note: This post sponsored by Subway of Paddock Lake and Twin Lakes. — DH

The following students were named to the Central High School honor roll for the second semester 2014-15 school year:

Straight As

Freshmen: Braden Beth, Alexander Dawson, Felix Desimoni, Stephanie Dopuch, Brielle Gunderson, Rylee Kennell, Madison LeRoy, John Polick, Jarrett Reiter, Haley Trecker, Kelly Wolkober.

Sophomores: Joseph Brown, Anneliese Ceisel, Julie Katzer, Andrew Koroly, Anna Leigh Niles, Jesstys Volbrecht, Jacob Werth, Jessica Werth.

Juniors: Graham Andrews, Eddie Korando, Alyssa MacKinnon, Kaylee McNamara, Anna Walther, Zachary Wermeling, Brianna Wolkober, Lucas Wysiatko.

Seniors: Nicholas Bielski, Brienna Bostanche, Madeline Brown, Brooklyn Carlson, Brittany Horner, Rebecca Lamp, Angelica Reeves, Nicholas Salerno, Megan Sippy.

High Honors

Freshmen: Aysiah Aguilar, Payton Armbruster, Melissa Balenkowski, Kaitlyn Barningham, Drew Bayles, Kaila Beaumier, Addison Borchert, Lauren Bucko, Andrew Christensen, Andrew Colletti, Haley Dawley, Madison DeBoer, Rachel Drosen, Kailey Duval, Andrea Edquist, Aria Elfering, Joshua Engberg, Alexis Erickson, Marie Rene Essary, Jonathan Filiatreault, Braden Gere, Devin Gillespie, Rebecca Glassen, Katherine Grabarec, Shannen Griffiths, Danielle Gulliford, Haley Hassett, Anna Hebior, Emma Heller-Cavener, Maggie Hillock, Paige Horrom, Emily Houtz, Kayli Humphrey, Kate Husenica, Wylie Jackson, Grace Jahnke, Mickenzie Kennedy, Kayla Kerkman, Kendall Krumm, Michelle LaMeer, Lauren Lamey, Chelsea Lamp,Molly Landaeta, Samuel LeFebve, Max Brown, Jada Cruz, Claire Fox, Joshua Leslie, Mackenzie Maccaux, Korin Madrigrano, Colin Mast, Celina McClellan, Meghan McNealy, Robert McNealy, Lindsay Meyers, Trevor Millhouse, Taylor Mitchell, Connor Muff, Brayden Naef, Nicole Noble, Jason Olson, Sierra Olson, Olivia Owens, Kathryn Perri, Daniel Persino, Kylee Plants, Nicholas Rasmussen, Keelin Richards, Soheila Roenfanz, Michele Rovella, Anna Sager, Caitlin Salzeider, Nikolas Schaal, Breanna Scherer, Lillian Schnider, Rachel Senft, Siera Sieberth, Matthew Smith, Logan Sperling, Ryan Sperling, Kristin Swatkowski, Adam Tatro, Francesca Weidner, Ashley Wells, Mason Welter, Elise Wember, Reanna Wesinger, Sally Windler, Brooke Wysiatko.

Sophomores: Emily Allen, Austin Anderson, Jason Anderson, Brantleigh Bannon, Michelle Belmont, Katrina Bostanche, Veronica Bursek-Krekling, Lucas Andre, Douglas Clements, Alyssa Bock, Carolyn Brown, Alexis Carlson, Nathan Caya, Carter Clothier, Karli Cox, William Cushman, Hunter Danielowicz, Emma Delisi, John Dietz, Julianna Ellerbrock, Meghan Faszholz, Hannah Fellows, Samantha Fornell, Claudia Fox, Noble Freels, Fleur Gawlik, Kevin Ginnow, Raylene Gonzalez, Lucas Graveley, Elizabeth Hameau, Katie Holmstrom, Nichole Hudrick, Hunter Huggins, Mackenzie Karow, Amanda Keating, Lindsey Kimpler, Alyssa Hrncar, Trent Jones, Janel Katzer, Rhett Kliger, Ryan Kliger, Aaron Lance, Lisa Landry, Caitlyn Lawrence, Madeline Leafblad, Scott Lynch, Samantha Manis, Tyler McCarthy, Bailey Menarek, Taylor Meredith, Kira Mickelson, Andrea Muhlenbeck, Brett Niederer, Colleen Nolan, Kaitlyn Olson, Tevin Pielhau, Austin Podella, Carli Podella, Kendra Proell, Hasan Rahman, Katrina Rhodes, Arielle Richards, Lillie Rogers, Trinity Rudd, Victoria Salerno, Trevor Silber, Tyler Stone, Nicole Stratton, Jamie Tambornino, Isabella Tondi, Megan Turk, Vanessa Tym, Sarah Verzal, Thomas Walsh, Emily Wells, Mikayla Wittliff, Jenna Wozniak, Jennifer Young, Jacob Yule, Arielle Zamba, Julie Ziemelis.

Juniors: Adam Aker, Andrew Allen, Elaine Andersen, Luke Andrekus, Madeleine Asma, Katelyn Baietto, Kasey Bakutis, Rachel Barthel, Samantha Boswell, Shannon Bozman, Ethan Buccelli, Mason Buthman, Sophia Calzavara, Joseph Cambroni, George Capelli, Kamdyn Christiansen, Delaney Coomans, Hollilina Coppelman, Savanna Danoski, Kathryn Durkin, Justin Engberg, Reagan Friedrich, Daniel Hansen, Alena Hanson, Jacob Hebior, Christopher Hill, Jared Holloway, Matthew Holloway, Nicole Jackson, Tanika Johnson, Eleonora Karnila, Samuel Keller, Kayla Konwent, Emma LaForge, Jacob Lampada, William Lloyd, James Manring, Maxine Marinis, Amanda Maurer, Christopher McConnell, Courtney McFeters, Travis Artac, Rachel Fish, Clara Kevek, Ryan Laffin, Megan Lau, Jake McGovern, Mackenzie Meyers, Jacob Morris, Simone Mostratisi, Jonathan Ocasio, Pooja Patel, Makayla Patterson, Dominic Pham, Monica Rasch, Olivia Rasmussen, Alexandria Reeves, Vincent Reiter, Heather Richards, Emily Richter, Mariana Rios Romero, Aaron Roloff, Olivia Schaefer, Jordan Schoff, Jaret Schroeder, Olivia Simmons, Jenna Trione, Cheyenne Vernezze, Natalia Vignieri, Sarah Post, Julia Ryan.

Seniors: Brandi Ager, Julia Alberth, Pamela Anderson, Jonah Arbet, Brett Ashmus, Samuel Baer, Steven Baer, Adam Barningham, Ashley Barningham, Trevor Blaschke, Courtney Bockrath, Victoria Borchert, Penelope Bremner, Jordan Bruley, Cali Buchino, Danielle Bykowski, Melissa Capra, Benjamin Carter, Monica Ceisel, Sarah Cheney, Nashton Christiansen, Kennedy Clanton, Morgan Clark, Kelly Corkins, Zachary Culbertson, Sabrina Davis, Leah Blair, Gerald Ehr, Robert Ehr, Cody Fanke, Anna Finnemore, Grant Fischer, Haley Fliess, Sarah Frederick, Nicole Ginnow, Benjamin Graveley, Bryan Griffey, Melissa Hauner, Hunter Hermes, Heidi Holmstrom, Rachel Horst, Hailey Houtz, Annah Jaime, Dalton Karow, Daniel Katzer, Ryan Hill, Savannah LaBoy-Rodriguez, Kenzie Keena, Benjamin Keller, Abigail Kimpler, J. Mitchell Kirsch, Michael Krueger, Gregory Kuhfuss, Melissa LaMeer, Emilee LaMothe, Jarret LaPlant, Christian Lamey, Lucy Landaeta, Ty Lane, Rebecca Lawrence, Nicholas Leopoldt, Madeline Murphy, Francesca Przlomski, Shania Lindsley, Jacklyn McClain, Shane McNealy, Kathryn Neave, Luke O’Neill, Ashley Ortloff, Noah Poppe, Phylicia Quiroz, Kyle Racas, Sarah Ratliff, Maria Regalado, Raven Renje, Mindi Richards, Scott Richter, John Rudd, Alyssa Rudis, Matthew Ryan, Paige Salas, Amber Saldivar, Maria Salerno, Holly Schaal, Claire Schlosser, Megan Scott, Mikayla Sellers, Brianna Shane, Abigail Slutsky, Alyssa Sokolski, Katherine Springer, Danielle Stachura, Madison Stanczak, Evelyn Swatkowski, Brianna Sweeney, Steven Switalla, Claire Thompson, Abby Trost, Emily Turk, Donovan Ware, Mattie Weber, Kayla Weidner, Andrew Weis, Justin Wermske, Julia Williams, Matthew Young, Michael Yule.

Honor roll

Freshmen: Paige Armbruster, Brianna Aylward, Nicholas Bakutis, Zachary Bell, Emily Bible, Timothy Bizek-Daley, Matthew Bruzas, Christian Cannon, Meghan Capra, Alexandria Carey, Osmar Castillo, Chase Erickson, Nicholas Frederick, Samuel Grasseschi, Margaret Grech-Cumbo, Colten Greenhill, Jonathan Hahn, Jacob Hauser, Cole Hoffman, Zayin Knottnerus, Jenna Kontaxis, Lauren LaPlant, Trey Maccaux, Nathaniel Martin, Alexander McGonegal, Joseph McManus, Collin Crisp, Justin Fanter, Alexis Kelly, Kai Kuebler, Hailey Lord, Chelsea Perleberg, Melanie Petges, Matthew Quist, Reid McNeill, Zane Meyers, Zoe Peters, Rosa Roloff, Alexis Saad, Cameron Schuler, Laura Silberschmidt, Emma Slutsky, Lindsay Weber, Yasmin Zamora.

Sophomores: Breanna Beitzel, Nicole Ashmus, Jessica Batko, Beau Bergles, Sarah Blair, Kaitlyn Boarini, Aiden Brown, Justin Brown, Alexander Bruzas, Tanner Bykowski, Robert Denikas, Shania Dumelle, Mikayla Chon, Tyler Daniels, Sheena Derler, Dallas Evans, Heaven Fecht, Billy Flahive, Nadia Foltz, Abigail Frederick, Joshua Friedrichs, Hannah Fugate, Garrett Gilbert, Haley Gorsuch, Kyle Gray, Joscelynn Gould, Madeline Hansen, Jacob Holverson, Kenneth Horner, Joseph Hulback, Tessa Jahneke, Emily Jones, Rilye Kaebisch, Ryan Kirsch, Olivia Klean, Patrick Komperda, Andrew Korando, McKenna Krueger-Gapko, Tyler Krause, Parker Krumm, Kyle Kuhfuss, Austin Kurylo, Kara Laffin, Andrew LaForge, Morgan Langer, Maxwell Larson, Brian Lois. Ashley Lura, Abigail Marcquenski, Lindsay Mazurek, Thomas McClain, Trace Miller, Kaeley Mueller, Drake Muhlenbeck, Victor Nightingale, Kestly O’Neill, Emily Ortloff, Sheel Patel, Nickolas Penge, Matthew Perona, Dawson Rausch, Sarai Roberts, Amelia Ruckoldt, Amanda Sabourin, Jeffrey Schmadebeck, Rory Schmucker, Jack Schroeder, Kaitlyn Serini, Kylie Shane, Zachery Smith, Hunter Snell, Gabrielle Soehn, Alexandra Sostre, Robert Steadman, Stevi Sterling, Griffin Switalla, Nicholas Uzzardo, Jacob Voigt, Carrie Weis, Gradacious White, Gwendolyn Williams.

Juniors: Samuel Blankenship, Katie Castle-Wisman, Nathan Ellerbrock, Mackenzie George, Jonathan Hardesty, Dakota Barbaro, Amber Borggren, Rachel Breliant, Nikolai Buchman, Dylan Clements, Tyler Cook, Dori Cooling, Alex Daniels, Tristan Deegan, Aaron Diaz, Ryann Eberle, Nathan Forsberg, Anais Friedrich, Zoe Friedrich, Bradly Gillmore, Emma Goldberg, Emma Griffing, Jessica Griswold, Shelby Gross, Skyler Hardy, Michael Hassett, Austin Heiselmann, Hattie Heller-Cavener, Daneil Knottnerus, Hannah Lampada, Daniel Hogan, Mitchell Holmes, Julia Jester, John Kollross, Hannah Kunce, Connor LaRoche, Jillian Lardinois, Macy Lux, Zachary Millhouse, Giovanna Mirelli de Oliveira, Elizabeth Moat, Alexis Moroniak, Cole Nichols, Ndolo Nkabyo, Miranda Nobile, Emily Olejniczak, Chyanne Onstad, Hanna Perona, Alexandria Pettis, Kiel Peyron, Esmeralda Retana, Sophie Rogers, Krista Schultz, Paul Schulz, Andrew Shane, Zachary Smith, Hadlei Stanczak, Paige Stevens, Richard Szweda, Jerame Tooman, Shakala Tucker, Taylor Washack, Thea Wehrmeister, Gary Welter, Schmuel Zuriel.

Seniors: Leslie Abel, Madeline Artac, William Bablitz, Robert Bastrup, Lucas Blair, Seara Bonnar, Natalie Capelli, Brittiny Carlson, Samuel Colletti, Christal Daniels, Douglas Danielson, Alissa DeBell, Cody DeHamer, Ashley Derflinger, Joshua Diaz, Gavin Ellerbrock, Sarah Fallon, Kyle Florek, Kyle Foulke, Jaymes Gayhart, Marshall Gilbert, Kaitlyn Gorsuch, Erik Greenlee, Star Greune, Alex Hamilton, Brandon Hansen, Samantha Harms, Cory Hauser, Daniel Hebior, Austin Hedrick, Lauren Henke, Hope Howell, Abigail Hucker, Haley Krueger, Bryan Labicki, Lucas Leydens, Kevin Lourigan, Jaela McGill, Cheyenne McKinney, Jordan Meyers, Shelby Miller, Gavin Odejewski, Ashley Panek, Tyler Perona, Mina Refla, John Culp, Maria Sabourin, Brett Sandberg, Cameron Schneider, Mikayla Shannon, Michael Skora, Madeline Spain, Alexander Stockwell, Jordan Swiech, Julia Toomey, Irmalicia Trevino, Jordan Turcotte, Tylor Ugalde, Jessica Vela, Jamie Voigt, Hannah Wesner, Braden Willkomm, Colin Zinngrabe, Rue Swift.

Note: This post sponsored by Subway of Paddock Lake and Twin Lakes. — DH


A word from our sponsors: Western Kenosha County Transit buses add bike racks

WKCT-bus-bike-rackNote: Western Kenosha County Transit is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH

Western Kenosha County Transit buses have now been outfitted with bike racks.

Now you can take your bike to meet the bus, and then take your bike with you too.

All WKCT buses are otufitted with teh racks and there is no extra charge for using them.

Find out more about WKCT, including schedules, at http://www.kenoshacounty.org/transit

Two die in plane crash in Bristol; identities of victims undetermined

Two men were found dead in the wreckage of a plane crash found in Bristol Sunday afternoon.

The identities of the two crash victims has not been determined yet, said Sgt. Dan Ruth, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman. The plane, a Zenith CH601XL, was reported missing and was last known to be heading to the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Air Show in Oshkosh.

The Sheriff’s Department released the following statement this afternoon:

On 07/26/2015 at 1014 hours the Winnebago County (WI) Sheriff’s Department contacted the Kenosha County (WI) Sheriff’s Department regarding an overdue aircraft. The Aircraft was described as a Zenith CH601XL airplane.  The plane was last known to be en route to the Annual EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Air Show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The plane was approximately 20 hours overdue. Kenosha County Deputies immediately began a search for the missing plane along with the Wisconsin Civil Air Patrol.  Civil Air Patrol personnel located a plane crash site at approximately 1238 hours in a grassy field several hundred yards south of a residence at 16807-60th Street in Kenosha County, WI. Two men were found in the crashed plane deceased.  The time of the crash has not yet been determined; however it appears to have occurred sometime in the previous 24 hours. There were no injuries to anyone on the ground and no buildings or property was damaged. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with the Bristol Fire Department responded to this scene.  The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is currently assisting the Civil Air Patrol, the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) along with the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) in securing the scene.  The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office has been dispatched to the site for their investigation. The FAA and NTSB will be conducting a full investigation into this crash.  The details on the departure and ultimate destination have not been determined.  The identities of the two victims have not been determined. The cause of the crash is under investigation. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is in full cooperation with the Federal Agencies investigating this crash and Sheriff Beth has allocated resources to assist in their efforts for as long as needed.


Kaitlyn Welzen named to Ripon College Dean’s List for spring 2015 semester

Kaitlyn Welzen, a Senior Spanish and Environmental Studies major and a Sociology minor at Ripon College from Twin Lakes, has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2015 semester, which recognizes academic excellence.

Welzen is the child of Kevin and Christina Welzen of Twin Lakes.

To qualify for the Dean’s List at Ripon College, students must achieve a 3.40 grade point average or higher on a 4.00 scale and complete at least 12 credits of regular letter-graded work.

For more information about Ripon College, visit ripon.edu.

Get ready for the 2015 Kenosha County Fair!

kenosha-county-fair-2015-fair-book-coverThe Kenosha County Fair is right around the corner.

The fair will take place this year from Aug. 19-23 at the fairgrounds in Wilmot adjacent to Wilmot Union High School. The theme this year is “Celebrate Wisconsin at the Kenosha County Fair.” Daily admission is $9 for 12 years old and above. Ages 8 to 11 are $5 a day and children 7 and under are free. Daily tickets are only sold at the gates on the day of entry. Seniors 62 and older have daily admission of $6 on Wednesday only, Senior Citizens Day.

The fair is a truly something for everyone event. Animals, art, rides, music, racing, food and more. It’s the ultimate all ages event.

Leading up to the fair and tying in with this year’s theme, westofthei.com will publish daily a “Daily Celebration” highlighting some aspect of the fair. Keep coming back to learn more about what’s going to be happening at the Kenosha County Fair.

Units responding for alarm in Camp Lake

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 9:32 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to an alarm at a residence in the 26100 block of 103rd Street in Camp Lake.

A word from our sponsors: July 25, 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):

16006 60th St., Paris

31120 Burlington Rd, Brighton

11105 233rd Ave, Salem

7713 216th Ave, Bristol

27925 41st St, Brighton

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