Wheatland Center School teacher Megan Zirbel awarded 2018 Kohl Teacher Fellowship

Wheatland Center School science teacher Megan Zirbel is among the 100 Wisconsin teachers selected for the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellowship this year.

From a school news release:

For the second consecutive year, a Wheatland teacher has been honored with the most prestigious teaching award in the state. The selection committee for the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellowship announced the 2018 recipients Tuesday, March 20th. Awards in the amount of $6,000 will be made to 100 Wisconsin teachers and their schools. The Wheatland J1 School District is proud to announce that Megan Zirbel, Middle School Teacher, has been named a winner of the 2018 Kohl Teacher Fellowship. Fellowship recipients are educators who have been chosen for their superior ability to inspire a love of learning in their students, their ability to motivate others, and their leadership and service within and outside the classroom. As the primary middle school science teacher, Megan has played a critical role in making Wheatland a leader in Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math programming in Southeast Wisconsin. With Megan’s guidance Wheatland was the first school in the area to implement Project Lead the Way’s (PLTW) Gateway curriculum. For the past 7 years at Wheatland Mrs. Zirbel has been empowering her students through a myriad of rigorous and exciting PLTW courses, but more importantly her dynamic personalized approach engages them as learners. Fellowship recipients are selected by a statewide committee composed of civic leaders, representatives of education-related associations, and the program’s co-sponsors: the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools (WCRIS), regional Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESA), and the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators. The Kohl Foundation Fellowship program was established by Herb Kohl, philanthropist and businessman, in 1990. To date the foundation has awarded over 11 million dollars to Wisconsin educators, principals, students, and schools. “We are incredibly proud of Megan, she is a phenomenal teacher,” said Wheatland J1 School District Principal Drew Halbesma. “The Kohl Fellowship is the most prestigious award a Wisconsin teacher can receive, and no one is more deserving than Megan Zirbel. I believe she truly embodies all that Herb Kohl had in mind when he created this incredible opportunity to recognize great teaching.” Zirbel will receive her award at a ceremony in Monona, April 14. She is the second Wheatland teacher to be honored with the Kohl Teacher Fellowship.”

Deal of the Day: Home Again $25 gift card half off

ad-home-again-camp-lake-address-webHave 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 offer is from Home Again, 9524 Camp Lake Road, Salem. In Home Again, chef/owner Emily Schubkegel is striving to offer a restaurant that is elegant but still has a family friendly feel. “You can feel comfortable, but it still has some classy elements,” Schubkegel said of Home Again. She calls the food “elegant home cooking.” Everything is made from scratch. The menu offers appetizers, sandwiches, entrees and soups and salads. Home Again is open every day but Monday and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Phone is 262-857-8200 and you can visit them on the web at: www.homeagainrestaurant.com Today’s offer is for a $25 gift certificate which you can buy for $13.50 ($1 processing fee included). Certificate must be used for eat in only.Full description of conditions is available here. It’s easy to purchase a Deal of the Day! Click the button below and you will be taken to PayPal’s site, where you can securely pay with a credit card or through your PayPal account. A PayPal account is not needed. We instantly receive notice of your purchase and we mail out the certificate usually the same day. Click the button to get your Deal of the Day!


Salem Lakes Easter events March 24

From the 2017 Salem Lakes Eggstravaganza. /westofthei.com file photo

Salem Lakes has a pair of Easter events coming up March 24.

An Easter egg hunt will take place at 10 a.m. in Schmalfeldt Park, 383 Railroad Street, Silver Lake.

At 11 a.m., the village’s Easter Eggstravaganza gets underway at Salem Lakes Village Hall, 9814 Antioch Road, Salem. The event, which will continue to 1 p.m., will include pictures with the Easter Bunny, crafts, activities  and more.

Deputies on scene of crash in Paddock Lake.

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At 8:45 a.m., sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of a crash at Highway 50 and Highway 83-south in Paddock Lake.

Units responding to Trevor-Wilmot School for investigation

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At about 8:37 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a Trevor-Wilmot School for an investigation.

Per dispatch: A gas smell has been detected outside the school kitchen. The school is evacuating.

UPDATE 8:43 a.m. — Utility company to respond.

UPDATE 9:06 a.m. — Salem command reports to dispatch that there may have been a release of gas. People are re-entering the school, but staying to one side of the building.

UPDATE 9:27 a.m. — Nicole Massie, Trevor-Wilmot director of business services, said the fire department has cleared the entire building for use. The odor was initially detected by a staff member and the school evacuated as a “necessary precaution.” The school’s bus provider Dousman Transport was contacted and quickly sent buses for students and staff to wait in, but the building was cleared before the buses could be loaded, Massie said.

A word from our sponsors: Polish your golf game year round at Westosha Sports Complex

Note: Westosha Sports Complex is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement.  — DH

Weather or season never gets in the way of your golf game at Westosha Sports Complex in Silver Lake.

Westosha Sports Complex is a professional training facility where players up their game, practice their swings, and just have fun.

Westosha Sports Complex features Full Swing, the worldwide leader in cutting edge indoor golf simulation technology. Full Swing simulators are in the homes of top Tour Pros including Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Jim Furyk, Padraig Harrington, and many more. Its patented dual tracking technology delivers superior ball tracking data and makes Full Swing the only simulator that actually measures ball flight indoors. With over 30 years of experience, Full Swing provides the most accurate and realistic golf experience you can find. There are 15 different courses you can play.

Hours are: Monday through Tuesday 3-9 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. If you are looking for an earlier tee time call us at least 48 hours in advance and we will try and accommodate you. Refreshments, including beer, are avilable for purchase.

If your game is baseball or softball, stop in for Westosha Sports Complex’s HitTrax baseball/softball hitting simulator.

HitTrax is not your average batting cage. Its patented technology measures real-time data and displays live results for immediate feedback. Analyze key performance metrics to identify tendencies before stepping onto the field.

With HitTrax, players are further engaged, in-depth performance reports are generated. Whether it’s hitting leagues, tournaments or home run derby’s, HitTrax brings the excitement of the outdoor game into this facility.

Click here for full pricing details.

Westosha Sports Complex is located at 1215 N. Pryor St, Silver Lake.

Units responding for alarm in Bristol

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At about 7:17 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding for an alarm at a business in the 7900 block of 120th Avenue in Bristol.

UPDATE 7:19 p.m. — Per dispatch: People at the scene report that alarm was pulled by a child and that this is a false alarm.

Job’s Daughters Bethel #79 hosting Easter egg hunt March 25

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Job’s Daughters Bethel #79 is hosting its fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 25, at Washburn Masonic Lodge, 8102 199th Ave., Bristol.

The free event is open to children 12 and under, who will be divided into appropriate groups to gather eggs. The event will happen rain or shine, moving indoors if necessitated by the weather

For more information, call Bethel Guardian Heather Collier at 262-748-5725 or email BristolJD79@gmail.com.

Job’s Daughters is an organization for girls ages 10 to 20 to learn life skills like planning and organization, public speaking and leadership in a fun, uplifting environment where members make long-lasting friendships. Bethel 79 has been a part of the community for more than 30 years, running a goldfish game at Bristol Progress Days and participating in the parade, in addition to many community service events.

A word from our sponsors: In-person registration date for Junior Panthers Football & Cheerleading March 22

Note: Western Kenosha County Youth Football and Cheer Program is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Western Kenosha County Youth Football and Cheer Program (formerly Bulldogs) is thrilled to begin its 19th season with some exciting new changes.  The program will begin 2018 with a new name — the Junior Panthers. Along with the new name the program will also be sporting the new team colors of red and black.

Junior Panthers has scheduled in-person registrations at Jr. Panther World Headquarters 307 Lake St. in downtown Silver Lake. In person registration dates and times are:

  • March 22 from 6-7:30 p.m.

For more information or questions on tackle please contact Mike Gentile at wkcyfvptackle@gmail.com or for cheerleading questions contact Ashley Schaufel at wkcyfvpcheer@gmail.com.

The tackle football program will continue to participate in The Chicagoland Youth Football League (TCYFL). Tackle football for children in kindergarten through 8th Grade will still be offered. Teams are divided upon a specific age and weight restrictions at each level making our program a safer and more equitable way for participants to learn the game of football. You can learn more about the age/weight parameters by visiting https://goo.gl/ck39UP.

This year two different cheerleading programs will be offered. Regular rec league cheer will begin in late July and end in November, as
well as the new competitive cheerleading program. Rec league will run concurrently with the football program, cheering at weekly games and events. The competitive program will compete at various competitions throughout the year depending on availability. Cheerleaders will also have the option to participate in both programs at an additional cost. Competitive Cheer squads will still participate at various league events.

More information on Junior Panthers football and cheerleading programs is available here.

Salem Lakes approves exemption to sex offender residency ordinance

The Salem Lakes Village Board granted an exemption to the village’s sex offender residency ordinance at a special meeting Monday night.

The exemption for Daniel Frank Olszewski, 36, to be allowed to live with his mother was approved unanimously, with Trustee Bob Raymond absent.  Trustee Michael Culat moved to grant the exemption and Trustee Ted Kmiec seconded the motion.

The village’s ordinance prohibits a registered sex offender from living within 2,000 feet of places that children congregate, such as schools, parks and churches, village administrator Patrick Casey said.

Olszewski’s said at the meeting that his mother’s residence is 1,983 feet from Shorewood Terrace Park, as he measured it. He added he planned to live with his mother only until he could find another residence.

“I’m not looking to stay here a long time,” Olszewski said at the meeting. “I am just looking to stay here until I find my own place.” He said he is again working for the same company that employed him before his conviction.

Olszewski was convicted in 2014 of possession of child pornography. A report from the state Department of Corrections shows Olszewski underwent treatment while in prison. Two corrections psychologists did not recommend further treatment for Olszewski.

“I made some poor choices, but that’s not the person I want to be,” Olszewski told the board.

Girls Scouts fill Easter baskets for The Sharing Center

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The Girls Scouts of Kenosha West recently had their Annual Easter Basket and Food Drive Event. There were over 100 Girls Scouts under the age of 11 that came out to fill over 236 baskets. The girls put together baskets that will be distributed to families in need through The Sharing Center in Trevor.  Troops gathered donations, including collecting over 288 toothbrushes and tooth paste from a local dentist. Jelly Belly donated over 600 individually wrapped packets of jelly beans.  There was a large quantity of non perishable food items that were donated.

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A word from our sponsors: Hill Country Market Wine Tasting with Appetizers is March 23

Note: Hill Country Market is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Hill Country Market is hosting a Wine Tasting with Appetizers on Friday, March 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Enjoy a wine tasting with delectable appetizers. $20/per person. Please pre-register at 262-537-4867.

Hill Country Market is located at the corner of Highway 50 and Highway B (7510 288th Ave.) in Salem Lakes.

Paddock Lake looks at updating village website

Paddock Lake should get a new website that will be easier to navigate, be more up-to-date, allow for online payments and meet accessibility requirements for people with disabilities.

That was the conclusion of discussion among the Village Board last week at a committee of the whole meeting.

The village’s current website, created in 2011 by 2hill Media (Note: Full disclosure — 2hill Media LLC is westofthei.com’s parent company), while functional, is difficult to read on mobile devices and not Americans with Disabilities compliant, said deputy clerk/treasurer Michelle Shramek at the meeting.

2hill Media no longer designs websites. Shramek sought proposals from three companies used by other municipalities for websites. A staff report favored the proposal by Town Webb for creation of the new site.

One of the planned enhancements would be for the village to be able to accept payments via the website, said village administrator Tim Popanda.

“This will be another way to collect revenue,” Popanda said.

A charge for using the convenience of online payment would be paid by the user to cover the per transaction charge to the village.

The new site could also include fillable forms such as building permits, applications, complaints.

Annual cost is expected to be $1,803.

The board will vote on whether to approve the website upgrade at Wednesday’s meeting.

A word from our sponsors: Come drive a bus with Dousman Transport


The Dousman Transport entry in the 2017 Libertyfest Parade in Twin Lakes.

Note: Dousman Transport is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Dousman Transport is looking for a few good individuals to join its bus driving team based at its facility in Wilmot.

  • Driving a bus with Dousman has a number of advantages, such as:
  • Bring pre-school age children along with you on your route.
  • Summers off!
  • A good parents job. Your schedule syncs up with local school calendars.

Starting pay is $14, more with CDL and experience. $500 signing bonus and quarterly safety bonus up to $0.35 per hour.

Dousman gives paid training. These positions are part-time with flexible hours (4 hours per day on school days). A.M. and P.M. hours available now.

For more information about a rewarding career transporting school children please apply in person at Dousman Transport, 28401 Wilmot Road, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Phone: 262-862-6086.

Dousman Transport drivers Sue Morton and Jessica Koltz collect dog food and toys for Meals on Wheels at a Central-Wilmot basketball double header.

Dousman Transport drivers Sue Morton and Jessica Koltz collect dog food and toys for Meals on Wheels at a Central-Wilmot basketball double header.

Deaths March 19, 2018: Peter J. Gaertner III

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral.

The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information:

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A word from our sponsors: Bruce Melling CPA can help you get ready for tax law changes

The new tax law known as “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” was signed into law on December 22, 2017. The bill is more than 500 pages long,
and rewrites the Internal Revenue Code. Previous changes of this magnitude to the Code were passed in 1954 and 1986.

The new law takes effect January 1, 2018, so it will not affect your 2017 tax return. However, since every individual’s tax situation is different, it is very
important when preparing your 2017 tax return to know how the new tax law will affect your tax situation in 2018. In addition, new 2018 Federal Withholding Tables have been issued by the Internal Revenue Service. Careful tax planning is important to prevent “surprises” next year when preparing your 2018 tax return.

If you need assistance with your tax planning and preparation, Bruce Melling has more than 40 years of experience and is a licensed CPA in
Wisconsin and Illinois. You can read more about him at www.mellingcpa.com.

2018 Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary egg hunt is March 31

From the 2013 event.

From the 2013 event.

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt will take place Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m. sharp.

The egg hunt will be held at the Town of Wheatland Fire Department Firehouse in New Munster. Ages 10 and under are welcome to participate. Bring your own basket.

This is a free community event sponsored by the Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary.

A word from our sponsors: Appointments being accepted for Paris and Salem school districts free ​developmental screenings

Note: CESA 2 is advertising this event at westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH

A free ​developmental screening is available to all children ages 21⁄2 -5 years old. This screening is intended for children that are not already enrolled in school and are located within Paris and Salem school districts.

What​ is developmental screening and why is it important? Developmental screening is a combination of activities and play that focus on speech, motor and readiness skills such as colors, shapes and counting. Developmental screening is important because it can help determine if your child is learning basic skills when he or she should be.

Screenings will take place Wednesday, March 21,  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. By appointment only.

Screenings will take place at the Early Childhood Classroom, Salem Grade School, 8828 Antioch Road, Salem.

To arrange an appointment contact Ashley Veselik at Salem Grade School: 262-843-2356 X102

Bristol Recreation softball and t-ball registration is March 22 and April 21

Bristol Recreation will hold in-person registration for the 2018 softball and t-ball seasons on Thursday, March 22 from 6 to 8 p.m and Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to noon.

T-ball is for children in 4K through first grade. Games are played Saturday 9 to 10:30 a.m., June through July at Hansen Park, 198th Avenue and 83rd Place.

Softball has three divisions: Minors 2nd to 4th grade, Majors 5th to 8th Grade and intermediates 9th through 12th grade.

for more information, contact: Tina Elfering (T -Ball) 262-206-3992 or email tinaelfering@yahoo.com; Joe Kumpfer (Majors) 262-960-3707; John Herda (Minors) 262-206-8145; Greg George (lntermediates) 262-620-1584; Jessie Tonyan 262-620-0903.

Registration forms are available here.

A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes seeking to fill full-time, part-time and seasonal positions

Note: The village of Twin Lakes is advertising these positions at westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH

The Village of Twin Lakes (population 6,050) is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time, part-time and seasonal positions.

Positions available include:

  • Accountant/Treasurer (part-time)
  • Sewer operator-laborer (full-time)
  • Sewer operator-lab technician (full-time)
  • Building inspector (part- or full-time)
  • Election inspector (part-time, Election Day only)
  • Summer parks laborer (part-time seasonal)
  • Summer movies in the part assistant (part-time seasonal)
  • Summer music in the parks assistant (part-time seasonal)
  • GIS internship (part-time seasonal)

Click here for more information including an application and full job descriptions. 

2018 Randall School PTC ShamRock ‘N’ Run coverage (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

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The fourth annual Randall School ShamRock ‘N’ Run was held Saturday.

The event, organized by the Randall School PTC, started and ended at Twin Lakes Country Club.

The event’s proceeds benefit PTC programming and teacher wish lists.

The run/walk course wound its way through the east side of Twin Lakes, beginning and ending at the country club. There also was a festive after party with food, raffles, live music and children’s activities. Attendance by all was welcome at the after party.

This year’s date lined up perfectly with the shamrock theme, being on St. Patrick’s Day.

Here is some video of the start:

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Deaths March 18, 2018: Rosemary A. McNeill

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The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information:

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Units responding for accident

Twin Lakes Fire and Twins Rescue and Randall Fire are responding the report of a motorcycle accident 11600 block of 342nd Ave at 2:49 pm.

2:56 pm two motorcycles down,one patient

A word from our sponsors: March 18, 2018 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. This is a paid announcement — DH

Here are open houses being hosted today by Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty (click the links below for more information):

11314 Bristol Road, Bristol: https://bearrealty.com/Property/Detail/MetroMLS/1570966/11314-Bristol-Rd-Bristol-WI-53104#.Wq2rYenTEOA.facebook

1862 Swallow Road, Twin Lakes: https://bearrealty.com/Property/Detail/MetroMLS/1563504/1862-Swallow-Rd-Twin-Lakes-WI-53181#.Wq2rlS7OEuE.facebook

7940 Fredricksburg Court 201, Bristol: https://bearrealty.com/Property/Detail/MetroMLS/1563627/7940-Fredricksburg-Ct-201-Bristol-WI-53104#.Wq2rvxdG5DI.facebook

7216 288th Ave., Salem: https://bearrealty.com/Property/Detail/MetroMLS/1527608/7216-288th-Ave-Salem-WI-53168#.Wq2sF8FlvpQ.facebook

Christ Lutheran Church 2018 Easter egg hunt is March 25

The community is invited to attend Christ Lutheran Church’s 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt held Sunday, March 25, (Palm Sunday) immediately following the 9 a.m. worship service (9-10:15 a.m.) for 2-5 and 6-10 age groups.

Christ Lutheran Church is located at 24929 75th Street (Highway 50), Paddock Lake (the blue church on the hill just west of Westosha Central High School).

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 67 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

Fire call

About 2:05 pm Salem Lakes Fire responded for a small grass fire in a remote area of Silver Lake Park. It was extinguished and all units cleared.

County free household hazardous waste disposal is May 5

If you have some hazardous waste hanging around here’s a reminder that Kenosha County’s free Household Hazardous Waste Program is coming up May 5.

From a news release from County Executive Jim Kreuser’s office:

“The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a FREE program and a great opportunity for Kenosha residents to dispose of their household hazardous waste in an environmentally friendly way,” Kreuser said. As in 2017, e-waste (electronic waste) and refrigerant waste (items containing freon) will also be accepted again this year. Everyone who lives in Kenosha County – the city, towns and villages – can dispose of their household hazardous waste, e-waste and refrigerant waste by bringing their waste items to the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th Street, Bristol, on Saturday, May 5th from 8 AM to 1 PM. This is the only county-wide household hazardous waste collection date scheduled for this year. Due to long lines and wait times in the past, City of Kenosha residents are encouraged to use the City’s hazardous waste and e-waste disposal programs. For more information, please visit www.kenosha.org/departments/public-works/waste-recycling. Measures have been taken to reduce wait times at this year’s event. Household hazardous waste items include: household cleaners, aerosol cans, bug sprays, vehicle maintenance related fluids, oil-based paints, paint removal products, fluorescent bulbs, pool chemicals and garden outdoor related products. Accepted e-waste items include: computers, laptops, fax machines, keyboards, mice, stereos, scanners, iPods, TVs, VCRs, DVD, CD and MP3 players, printers, phones, copiers, power tools, toner cartridges and electronic toys. All e-waste items will be accepted free of charge. Refrigerant waste items include: refrigerators, water coolers, freezers, air conditioners, water heaters, dehumidifiers, microwaves and other household appliances. The following items will not be accepted: lead acid batteries, which include vehicle and power tool batteries, latex paint, tires, infectious or biological waste, propane cylinders, explosives, radioactive waste, medical and pharmaceutical waste and commercial or business waste. Latex paint is not considered to be ahazardous material. It may be disposed of with regular garbage by putting kitty litter in a box, spreading the paint over the litter and allowing it to dry. If latex paint cans are empty or the paint is completely dry in the can, it may also be disposed of with regular garbage. Lead acid batteries can often be recycled at retail establishments that sell batteries. It is suggested that residents call to confirm that a retail establishment will accept recycled batteries before dropping it off. For more information regarding the Household Hazardous Waste, E-waste and Refrigerant Waste Collection Day, please visit Kenosha County’s website at www.kenoshacounty.org or contact the UW-Extension at 262-857 -1945 .

A word from our sponsors: Breezy Hill Nursery at Realtors Home & Garden Show March 23-31

Note: Breezy Hill Nursery is a westofthei.com sponsors. This is a paid announcement — DH

Join Breezy Hill Nursery at the Realtors Home & Garden Show at the Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center, March 23 through March 31.

Breezy Hill Nursery will be at the Garden Promenade #10, offering ideas and inspiration for your outdoor projects.

State superintendent visits central High School Family and Consumer Sciences Department

State Superintendent of Public Education Tony Evers listens to student Lyndsey Gulbrandson tell him about making mozarella cheese.

Each year, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers visits a high school Career and Technical Education program in Wisconsin.

Friday he visited Central High School’s Family and Consumer Sciences Department. The visit was arranged after hearing great things about the school’s program, an aide to Evers said.

Evers spent about 90 minutes observing classes and talking with students and staff in programs such as food science; skill certificate programs in child services, infant and toddler and food service; professional culinary; and programs that prepare students to be health workers.

“Our Family and Consumer Science Department was honored to be picked by our state FACS Consultant for Dr. Evers’ visit,” said Cheryl Halladay, the FACS department head. “It was a pleasure to be able to share with him the strength and diversity of our program and student achievements in all of the FACS career pathways at Central.

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