2017 Kenosha County Dairy Futurity show coverage (PHOTOS)

The 2017 Dairy Futurity Show took place Friday afternoon at the Kenosha County Fair at the fairgrounds in Wilmot.

In the Dairy Futurity Show youngsters too young to show animals in the Junior Fair Dairy Show dress up a young calf and themselves to represent a theme promoting dairy. The costumes for the calves and the children always show a lot of creativity.

The winner of this year’s Dairy Futurity contest was Kasey Herda, who exhibited a retro milkman look.

Here are some more photos of the contestants (Note: I aimed to try to get a photo of everyone; if I missed someone, I am sorry about that — DH) :
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2017 Kenosha County Junior Fair rabbit show coverage (PHOTOS)

The 2017 Kenosha County Junior Fair rabbit show took place at the fairgrounds in Wilmot.

The show takes place outside the rabbit barn at the north end of the fairgrounds.

We expect to have results of the judging later. Check back.

In the meantime, here are some more photos from the show:

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Silver Lake County Park beach still on caution; PHLA and Center Lake clear

Silver Lake County Park beach on Silver Lake is still at a caution and Paddock Hooker Lake Association and Center Lake are now safe for swimming after resampling on Wednesday reported on Thursday.

The results were:

  • Silver Lake: 308 E.coli/100 mL
  • PHLA: 42 E.coli/100 mL
  • Center Lake: 106 E.coli/100 mL

Silver Lake County Park beach will be re-sampled Thursday.

Cautions are issued for results of more than 235 E.coli/100 mL. Beaches are closed to swimming for a test result of more than 1,000 E.coli/100 mL.

 

 

 

2017 Kenosha County Fair Junior Fair goat show results

Here are the results of the Junior Fair Goat show at the 2017 Kenosha County Fair (Photos from the show here):

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2017 Kenosha County Fair Children’s parade coverage (PHOTOS)

The annual children’s parade took place at the 2017 Kenosha County Fair in Wilmot Friday morning.

In the children’s parade, costumed youngsters compete in 20-plus categories with costume and props relating to their category. They are observed by a panel of judges and then parade around the fairgrounds. This year the parade was led by the Fair Police, the Fair Court kept things moving along and Kenosha County Sheriff’ Department D.A.R.E. Officer Deputy Ray Rowe brought up the rear. At the end, there’s a goodie bag for everyone that participated and a half-pint of white or chocolate milk.

Here are some more photos of the event:

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Units respond for crash in Paddock Lake

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue responded for a crash in Paddock Lake at about 2:15 p.m., Kenosha County Scanner Facebook page reported.

Photos posted on social media showed snarled traffic in the area of crash on Highway 50 just west of Brass Ball Corners (Highway 83-south/Highway 75 and Highway 50).

Injuries were being reported when the fire/rescue units were dispatched.

UPDATE about 5:30 p.m. — Freelance photographer/reporter Earlene Frederick who was at the scene reports people with injuries transported to hsopitals by ambulance. Flight for Life also responded, but may not have transported any patients. One vehicle rolled over, but was put back on its wheels to provide access to occupants for emergency workers.

2017 Kenosha County Junior Fair dairy show coverage (PHOTOS)

Carrie Weis and her suprme champion overall Holstein.

The 2017 Kenosha County Junior Fair dairy show took place Friday morning at the fairgrounds in Wilmot.

A Holstein shown by Carrie Weis was named supreme champion overall.

We expect to have more results later. Check back.

Meanwhile, here are some photos from the show (we will have a separate post with the cute as can be Futurity class later too. Check back for that as well.):

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2017 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: Friday’s schedule for the 2017 Kenosha County Fair

Here is the schedule for Friday at the 2017 Kenosha County Fair:

  • Hours 8 a.m.-Midnight.
  • Midway Open Noon – 11 p.m.; 1 ticket off each ride Noon-5 p.m.; Wristband Specials: Noon-5 p.m., $15 or Noon – 11 p.m., $25.
  • 8 a.m. Junior Fair Rabbit Show followed by Open Class Rabbit Show – north of Rabbit Building.
  • 8 a.m. Junior Fair Horse and Pony Show – Horse Show Ring.
  • 9 a.m. Junior Fair Dairy Show followed by Open Class Dairy Show – Show & Sale Arena.
  • 9:30 a.m. Children’s Parade Registration Begins – Fair Office (ages 14 and under).
  • 10 a.m. Pedal Tractor Pull Registration – (ages 5 – 12 and 13 – 16) north of 4-H Exhibit Buildings.
  • 10:30 a.m. Children’s Parade Begins.
  • 11 a.m. Pedal Tractor Pull (ages 13 – 16) – north of 4-H Exhibit Buildings.
  • 11:30 a.m. Pedal Tractor Pull (ages 5 – 12) – north of 4-H Exhibit Buildings.
  • 1 p.m. Open Class Flower Arrangements and Cheese Judging – Open Class Building.
  • 4 p.m. Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Unit Demonstration – Family Entertainment Area.
  • 5 p.m. 4-H Fish Casting Contest at Fish Pond.
  • 5-8 p.m. Bingo-Bingo Building.
  • 6 p.m. Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Unit Demonstration – NW corner of Commercial Building (outside).
  • 6:30 p.m. Hay Bale Throwing Contest – Show & Sale Arena (all ages).
  • 6:45 p.m. Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series Racing – Grandstands ($5.00 admission fee ages 12 and older).
  • 8:30 p.m. The Now – Creekside Stage

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.

2017 Kenosha County Junior Fair swine show results

swine show results photoHere are the results of the 2017 Kenosha County Junior Fair swine show, held Wednesday at the fairgrounds in Wilmot:

  • Grand champion market hog — Tucker Matrisch.
  • Reserve champion market hog — Jordyn Schultz.
  • Grand champion female — Landin Hipper.
  • Reserve champion female Bryce Babros.
  • Champion duroc — Carrie Weis.
  • Champion Chester white — Rebecca Scheen.
  • Champion Poland China — Kyle Blume.
  • Champion spot — Payton Armbruster.
  • Champion Hampshire — Chas Miles.
  • Champion Yorkshire — Calahan Miles.
  • Champion all other breeds — Aria Elfering.
  • Champion crossbred — Tucker Matrisch.
  • Grand champion showman — Wylie Jackson.
  • Senior Showman — Wylie Jackson.
  • Intermediate showman — Joseph Berezowitz.
  • Junior showman — Montana Hipper
  • Beginner Showman — Landin Hipper.

2017 Kenosha County Fair goat show coverage (PHOTOS)

The 2017 Kenosha County Fair goat show took place Thursday afternoon at the fairgrounds.

Young people showed goats in dairy, market and other classes.

The goat project is one of the newer animal projects at the fair, only being about 5 years old.

Here are some more photos from the show:
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2017 Kenosha County Fair Junior Fair poultry show coverage

The 2017 Kenosha County Fair Junior Fair poultry show took place Thursday morning at the Kenosha County Fairgrounds in Wilmot.

We expect to have results of the judging later. Check back.

Meanwhile here are some more photos from the event:

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2017 Kenosha County Fair dog show merit awards

Here are the merit awards from the dog show at the 2017 Kenosha County Fair.

  • Kasper Hodgson, Salem Pioneers, Rally-Obedience.
  • Kate Husenica, Trail Blazers, Rally-Obedience.
  • Molly Jackson, Salem Pioneers, Obedience.
  • Ariana Eiler, Bristol Strivers, Obedience.
  • Makayla Zydeck, Salem Pioneers, Showmanship.
  • Alex Kelly, Paris Happy Workers, CGC.
  • Mariana Maugetson, Earth Adventures, CGC.
  • Alex Kelly, Paris Happy Workers, Agility.
  • Ariana Eiler, Bristol Strivers, Agility.

2017 Kenosha County Junior Fair beef show coverage (PHOTOS)

Jordyn Schultz and her grand champion steer.

The 2016 Kenosha County Junior Fair beef show took place Thursday at the fairgrounds in Wilmot.

The grand champion steer was shown by Jordyn Schultz.

The reserve grand champion steer was shown by Joey McManus.

Joey McManus and his reserve champion steer.

Note: We are expecting to have more judging results later. Check back.

Here are some more photos:

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2017 Kenosha County Fair sheep show results and coverage (PHOTOS)

The Kenosha County Fair Junior Fair sheep show took place Wednesday afternoon at the fairgrounds in Wilmot.

Here are results of the judging followed by more photos:

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2017 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: Thursday’s schedule for the 2017 Kenosha County Fair

Here is the schedule for Thursday at the 2017 Kenosha County Fair :

  • Hours 8 a.m.-Midnight.
  • Midway Open 1-11 p.m.; Wristband Special 1-10 p.m. – $25.
  • 8 a.m. Junior Fair Poultry Show – east of Poultry Building.
  • 10 a.m. Open Class Foods Judging – Open Class Building.
  • 9:30 a.m. Open Class Cultural Arts Judging – Open Class Building.
  • 10 a.m. Junior Fair Beef Show followd by Open Class Beef Show – Show & Sale Arena.
  • 10 a.m. Children’s Scavenger Hunt – pick up your clue sheet at the ticket gates – turn in by 2:30 at the Information Booth in Commercial Building #1 (Ages 12 and under).
  • 10 a.m. Pedal Tractor Pull Registration – north of 4-H Exhibit Buildings (ages 12 and under).
  • Noon-2 p.m. Kenosha County Sheriff’s Bear Cat Vehicle & TRT Gear on display – corner of Commercial Building.
  • 2 p.m. Junior Fair Poultry Showmanship – east of Poultry Building.
  • 3 p.m. Open Class Poultry Show – east of Poultry Building.
  • 3 p.m. Junior and Open Class Goat Show – Show & Sale Arena.
  • 5-8 p.m. — Bingo at Bingo Building.
  • 5:30 p.m. Antique Tractor Parade.
  • 6 p.m. Truck and Tractor Pull followed by Combine Demolition Derby – Grandstands.
  • 8 p.m. Suburban Cowboys – Creekside Stage.

Michelle Knapp is 2016 Kenosha County Fairest of the Fair

Taylor Matrisch, Michelle Knapp and Abby Diedrich.

Michelle Knapp was named 2017 Kenosha County Fairest of the Fair.

The announcement was made in a ceremony at the fairgrounds Wednesday evening, one of the traditional highlights of the first day of the fair.

Also named to this year’s court were Taylor Matrisch and Abby Diedrich.

The court and fairest selections were made after two rounds of judging, which took place last week and earlier this week. A final session with the judges and contestants took place over dinner Wednesday night.

All three will preside over a number of events and ceremonies during this year’s fair and represent the Kenosha County Fair over the next year.

The crowning was held in the sale and show arena. Turnout for the event was over 100 people in the audience.

Here is some video of the crowning:

2017 Kenosha County Fair Merit Award winners

Here is a list of the 2017 Kenosha County Junior Fair Merit Award Winners:

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Deaths Aug. 16, 2017: Betty Jane Wojdyla

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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2017 Kenosha County Fair dog show coverage (PHOTOS)

The dog show at the 2017 Kenosha County Fair took place Wednesday.

Dog owners put their pets through various tests of skill, obedience  and agility.

Here are some more photos:

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Aug. 16, 2017 lake test results: Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach closed; Silver Lake County Park beach and Center Lake under caution

The Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach on Paddock Lake is closed to swimming and the beaches at Silver Lake County Park on Silver Lake and Center Lake are under swimming cautions after testing on Tuesday showed elevated E.coli levels there.

Cautions are issued for results of more than 235 E.coli/100 mL. Beaches are closed to swimming for a test result of more than 1,000 E.coli/100 mL.

Tuesday’s results at PHLA were >2,419 E.coli/100 mL.

Tuesday results at Silver Lake County Park were 299 E.coli/100 mL.

Tuesday’s results at Center Lake were 365 E.coli/100 mL.

Other test results from local lakes reported by the Kenosha County Division of Health are:

Salem Lakes — Silver Lake-county park, 299 E.coli/100 mL; Silver Lake-DeWitt Park, 14 E.coli/100 mL; Center Lake, 365 E.coli/100 mL; Lake Shangri-la #1 (East), 19 E.coli/100 mL; Lake Shangri La #2 (South/East) 1 E.coli/100 mL; Rock Lake, 102 E.coli/100 mL; Camp Lake, 27 E.coli/100 mL.

Paddock Lake — Old Settlers, 12 E.coli/100 mL; Northshore Beach Association, 4 E.coli/100 mL; Hoag Beach, 6 E.coli/100 mL; PHLA Beach, 2419 E.coli/100 mL.

Wheatland — Lily Lake, 1 E.coli/100 mL.

Bristol — Lake George (South), 1 E.coli/100 mL; Lake George (103rd), 4 E.coli/100 mL.

2017 Kenosha County Junior Fair swine show coverage (PHOTOS)

2017 Kenosha County Fair Junior Fair swine show took place Wednesday at the fairgrounds in Wilmot.

We will have results of judging later.

Meanwhile enjoy these photos from the show:

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Two arrested in Twin Lakes for firing gun outside house

Two men were arrested and are being held in the Kenosha County Jail after firing a gun outside of a Twin Lakes residence early Wednesday.

A 20-year-old Twin Lakes man and a 23-year-old Richmond man were arrested by Twin Lakes Police and are in the jail awaiting formal charges. The Kenosha County Tactical Team was called to make entry to the house, when the suspect refused to come out.

Here’s a news release from the Twin Lakes Police Department about the incident:

On Wednesday, 8/16/17 at 12:23 AM, Twin Lakes Police Officers were called to the 2100 block of Haegele Dr. in the Village of Twin Lakes to investigate a neighbor reporting two male subjects firing a gun out side a residence. Upon arrival, officers approached the residence and heard yelling inside. A short time later, a male subject walked on to the front porch and proceeded to fire several shots from a pistol into the ground. The male subject went back inside the house, came out again, and fired several more shots.  Officers ordered the male subject to drop the gun. He ignored the order, walked back inside the house, and closed the door. Several deputies from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to assist. Attempts to have the suspects exit the home were unsuccessful and the Kenosha County Tactical Response Team made entry into the residence. Two male subjects were in the home and were both taken into custody. Witnesses indicated that both of the male subjects had been outside shooting the firearm prior to the police arriving. A firearm was recovered, and several rounds of ammunition casings were found outside the residence. One bullet struck a neighboring house, going through a garage wall and lodging into a service door to the home. While the residents were in the home at the time, no one was injured. A 20 year old male from Twin lakes and a 23 year old male from Richmond, IL were transported and are being held at the Kenosha County Jail. Several criminal charges will be submitted to the Kenosha County Attorney later today (Wednesday).”

2017 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: Wednesday’s schedule for the 2017 Kenosha County Fair

Here is the schedule for Wednesday at the 2017 Kenosha County Fair :

  • Hours 8 a.m.- Midnight.
  • Midway Open 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Wristband Special 1- 9 p.m.  – $25.
  • All Day Kenosha County Sheriff’s Mobile Command Unit, ATV and Snowmobile on Display – corner of Commercial Building.
  • 9 a.m. Open Class Judging – Clothing, Knitting, Crocheting, Home Furnishings, Flowers, Plants and Photography – Open Class Building.
  • 9 a.m. Open Class Swine Show followed by Junior Fair Swine Show – Show & Sale Arena.
  • 9 a.m. Junior Fair Dog Show – located between the Commercial Building and the Fair Office.
  • 3 p.m. Open Class Sheep Show followed by Junior Sheep Show – Show & Sale Arena.
  • 5 p.m. — Barn Quilt Squares judging.
  • 3-7 p.m. Bingo at the Bingo Building.
  • 6:30 p.m. Digger Doug’s ATV/UTV Fair Quad Classic – Grandstands.
  • 7:30 p.m. Lunchmoney Bullies at the Creekside Stage.
  • 9 p.m. Fairest of the Fair Crowning – Show and Sale Arena.
  • 9:20 p.m. Fireworks – Sponsored by Festival Foods! Best viewing area will be in the Grandstand.

Gov office: Kenosha County doesn’t meet standard for FEMA flood relief; SBA loans sought

Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties would not meet the Federal Emergency Management Agency threshold for relief from that agency for July’s flooding, the office of Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday.

However, the governor has initiated procedures to be able to obtain Small Business Administration loans for those counties, a program Walker’s office says the counties would qualify for.

From the new release:

A preliminary damage assessment conducted by the SBA, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and emergency management directors from the affected counties found the State of Wisconsin would not meet the threshold for FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program. However, the initial assessment indicated the State of Wisconsin would be eligible for SBA assistance.

Hundreds of Kenosha County homes and businesses suffered damage from record flooding in the wake of heavy rains the week of July 9.

Walker said (in the release):

The July floods caused damage to many homes and businesses in southeast Wisconsin and that’s why we’re reaching out to SBA for assistance. We’re going to do all we can to help the families and business owners who were affected, and I thank everyone who was involved in the response and recovery efforts.”

Here is the whole news release from the governor’s office.

2017 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: Fair has daily demo from Kenosha Sheriff’s Department

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.con sponsor. This is a paid announcement — DH

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department tent at the Kenosha County Fair has a full program of demonstrations running each day of this year’s fair.

  • On Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Mobile Command Unit, ATV and snowmobile will be on display.
  • On Thursday, there the BearCat Vehicle and TRT Gear will be on display from noon to 2 p.m.
  • On Friday, the Sheriff’s Bomb Unit will be on site, with demonstrations at 4 and 6 p.m.
  • On Saturday, there will be live Taser demonstrations at 4 and 6 p.m. Yes, they are really going to tase people.
  • On Sunday, there will be a Sheriff’s K-9 demonstrations at 2 and 4 p.m.

The demos are held outside at the northwest corner of the Commercial Building.

The Kenosha County Fair runs Aug. 16-20 this year.

2017-18 Kenosha County Youth in Governance participants announced

Kenosha County Youth in Governance swore in its newest class of 14 local high school students earlier this summer.

Participants serve as advisory members of the County Board’s six standing committees, plus the Kenosha Joint Services Board. They attend meetings and have the opportunity to contribute to discussions just the same as the elected supervisors who make up the committees. The students are paired with a mentor member of each committee.

“Youth in Governance does an outstanding job of getting some of our community’s best and brightest teens involved in government at a young age,” said County Executive Jim Kreuser. “These are our future leaders.”

Members are nominated, often by teachers, before undergoing an in-depth interview process. For the 2017 program year, there were 260 nominees, 20 of whom were interviewed by current and past YIG participants and members of the County Board’s Planning, Development and Extension
Education Committee.

“The youths we get that apply for Youth in Governance, they’re always so amazing,” said Supervisor Erin Decker, chairwoman of the Planning, Development and Extension Education Committee. “They’re all bright and active and just great. It’s always great to see a bunch of
people who you know that, in the future, they’re going to do well.”

In order to be considered for YIG participation, applicants must be Kenosha County residents in 10th or 11th grade with a grade-point average of 2.5 or greater. Participants are required to attend the monthly meetings of their assigned committee, plus at least one full County Board meeting during their one-year term. They are also required to participate in a bus tour – a one-day crash course in all of the functions of county government – at the start of the term.

Terms run from May to May. High school juniors completing their first term have the opportunity to apply to return for a second year.

County Board Chairwoman Kim Breunig has been a champion of Youth in Governance since it began. What was then an experiment for Kenosha County has become a model for governments elsewhere in Wisconsin that have launched similar programs.

“I don’t think there’s ever been a youth who came out of there saying ‘that was a waste of my time,’” Breunig said. “Whether they talk in the committee meetings or not, I think they always learn something.”

“I love this program,” Breunig added. “I think it was one of the best things that Kenosha County ever did.”

The 2017-’18 Youth in Governance class includes:

  • Jeremy Jin, Finance and Administration Committee.
  • Emma Heller-Cavener, Finance and Administration Committee.
  • Megan Setter, Human Services Committee.
  • Na’Kia Hughes, Human Services Committee.
  • Jamal Hanson, Joint Services Board.
  • Janaki Rawal, Joint Services Board.
  • Morgan Kolimaga, Judiciary and Law Committee.
  • Anna Delisi, Judiciary and Law Committee.
  • Isabella Ricker, Legislative Committee.
  • Aubriana Maedke, Legislative Committee.
  • Jonathan Filiatreault, Planning, Development and Extension Education Committee.
  • Julia Arturi, Planning, Development and Extension Education Committee.
  • Alexander Dawson, Public Works and Facilities Committee.
  • Aiden Moore, Public Works and Facilities Committee.

For more information about Kenosha County Youth in Governance, please visit http://kenosha.uwex.edu/youth-development/youth-in-governance/.

Units responding to accident

11:15 a.m. – Salem Fire and Rescue is responding to an injury accident in the 7800 block of Highway 83.

11:22 a.m. – Two vehicles involved, minor injuries being reported.

2017 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: The fair has plenty of pull

Note: Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

The Kenosha County Fair has plenty of pull — as in pulling competitions.

The fair’s pull categories range from garden to 14,500 pound tractors.

Truck and tractor pull is scheduled for Thursday starting at 6:30 p.m. in the grandstand. Classes are:

  • Altered Farm Tractors
  • Too Hot to Farm Tractors
  • 9500 Farm Tractors
  • Modified Tractors
  • Pro Street Gas Trucks
  • Barnyard Gas Trucks
  • Outlaw Diesel Trucks
  • Pro Street Diesel Trucks
  • 14,500 Farm Turbo Tractors

Combine demo derby follows the pulling competition Thursday.

Garden tractor pull takes place Saturday, starting at 10 a.m., weigh-in at 9 a.m.

More information on garden tractor pull classes and rules is available here.

The Kenosha County Fair runs this year from Aug. 16-20.

Units responding to water emergency

6:37 p.m. – Bristol Fire and Rescue are responding to a water emergency at 199th and 214th Ave.

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