Posts from ‘April, 2009’

Central vs. Wilmot in girls soccer

Here’s some video from the Wilmot-Central girls soccer game Thursday evening, which ended in a 1-1 tie after two overtimes. The Falcons scored a very early goal, which is captured here:    Here are some photos from the game too:                                […]

Salem School cuts finalized; Merrill resigns

Salem Schol Board President Patricia Merrill (right) hugs board member Peggy Aull after Merrill announced her resignation Thursday night.   UPDATED: There was more news made at the special Salem School Board meeting tonight than anticipated. The anticipated part happened; staff and extracurricular cuts were made to balance the next school year budget. But board […]

Hazardous waste can be disposed of this Saturday

     Photo by npclark2k via morgueFile.com Have some old gas left over from snow blowing  – or maybe even last year’s grass cutting — season? How about an old motorcycle battery or insecticide or pool chemicals or flourescent bulbs? You can’t just throw them into the garbage. So how do you get rid of them […]

Dinner to benefit The Sharing Center

A dinner to benefit the The Sharing Center will be held this Tuesday. The menu will feature grilled chicken or fish boil. It will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. at Fitzgerald’s The Octagon House, 727 Main St., Genoa City. Tickets are $14 in advance and $15 at the door. They may be purchased ahead […]

River receding despite more rain

The rain has started back up today after a break Wednesday. But the National Weather Service says the Fox River is still — slowly — receding. After reaching a peak of 12.82 feet Wednesday morning, the river is at 12.52 feet at the New Munster measuring station. The rain is still supposed to end tonight […]

Wilmot HS to produce “Les Miserables” too

  Have you always meant to see “Les Miserables?” Were you meaning to get to Central High School’s student production of  “Les Miserables” but missed it? You’re in luck. Wilmot High School is performing the same play this weekend. Wilmot theater and music students will perform “Les Miserables” on: Friday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at […]

Wheatland School to consider referendum options

Wheatland Center School Board members will be discussing their options regarding another referendum over the coming months. That discussion got started Tuesday with two new board members, Troy Bruley and Mary Ochoa-Petersen, officially taking their seats. They replaced board members Vincent Mosca and Mary Kaddatz, who did not run for re-election in April. Also in […]

Why you voted the way you did

  Why did the Salem School tax levy referendum fail? A school board member said it was the economy. A referendum supporter said it was the economy. Referendum opponents said it was the economy. Was it the economy for you? Leave a comment to this post and tell us why you voted the way you […]

Cloudy today, rainy tomorrow, Fox to crest under 13 feet

Rain has become more certain for Thursday, with as much as three-quarters of an inch falling. But the forecast for the Fox River has not changed a lot except for flattening out some at the top of the curve. The river is just under 13 feet and is predicted to linger there for today and […]

Self-defense classes offered at church

Grand Master Holcombe Thomas is featured in an all-day Hapkido seminar on Saturday, May 2, at First Christian Church. Also open to the public that day is an afternoon of self-defense classes for women and children of all ages.  The Hapkido seminar will run from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The cost for the all […]

Reaction to Salem referendum defeat

Here’s some reaction to the defeat of the Salem School tax levy referendum: Patricia Merrill, board president On the referendum’s supporters: “There were just so many people  that worked so hard for this.” On why people voted no: “It just didn’t seem to have a whole lot to do with what was on the ballot” […]

Salem referendum defeated

The Salem tax levy referendum was defeated with 1,257 no votes to 774 yes votes. The referendum asked voters to approve the district exceeding the state-set revenue limit by $1.6 million a year for three years. We’ll have more later as we reach those who pushed for and against the referendum. UPDATE: Board President Patty […]

Views of west of the I high water

The persistent rain over the weekend and through Monday sent the Fox River up and caused standing water all over Western Kenosha County. Here are some views from west of the I: The forecast for the height of the water on the Fox continues to be downgraded by the National Weather Service. The current forecast […]

Voting brisk Paddock Lake

To my sense of things, turnout seems to be pretty strong so far in Paddock Lake for today’s Salem School tax levy referendum. When I voted before 1 p.m., there were already 304 voters before me. UPDATE: Diane Jahnke reports that she was voter 500 in Paddock Lake at 4:30 p.m.

Salem referendum vote today

It’s hard to believe residents of the Salem School District might forget today is the day to vote on the tax levy referendum, what with all the mailings and even just the chatter you hear these days amongst residents. But a reminder never hurts. So here it is. Vote today; the polls are open from […]

Flooding forecast downgraded slightly

The Fox River is still on the rise, but not expected to get quite as high as thought earlier in the week. The National Weather Service’s current prediction is for the Fox at New Munster to peak at 13.1 inches. As of 4:45 this morning, it was at 12.7 inches. The rain should take a […]

Bristol to compile public works hiring list

Everyone would probably prefer the economy were much better. But since it is what it is, and more people than usual are out of work, Bristol town administrator Randy Kerkman wants to see if the economy might improve the pool of candidates for a Public Works Department position. Kerkman asked for — and received — […]

Central France trip talk date changed

Interested in hearing about the trip the Central High School International Club recently took to France? The date has been changed for a scheduled session where the students will talk about their experiences at the school. The new date is May 7 in the All-Purpose Room starting at 2:45 p.m.

We’re adding a garage sale page

Spring means the return of the garage sale season. Starting this week, we’re introducing a new feature to westofthei.com — a garage sales page. Click on the  garage sale tab at the top of the page and you cna get the rundown of weekend garage sales in the area. If you’d like to be included […]

Salem referendum to be decided Tuesday

If you live in the Salem School district you likely know that there’s a referendum tomorrow. You’ve likely received a mailing or two or three or four. Maybe you’ve discussed it with your friends and family. Maybe you or a neighbor have a sign in their front yard. If after all that you are still […]

Church to host dinner theater as trip fundraiser

Christ Lutheran Church in Paddock Lake will be hosting dinner theater and a mystery all in one this weekend. The play, Dinner at 8 Dead by 9, features the guest of honor dying while at a show in her honor with mysterious circumstances surrounding her death. The production will be Saturday, May 2, at the […]

Fox River over flood stage; more rain coming

The Fox River was up over flood stage again  Sunday, at 10.73 inches as of this evening. Ten feet is flood stage. With more rain in the forecast, the river is predicted to reach 13.5 feet by Tuesday night, Wednesday morning. That’s just about 6 inches under major flood stage. How likely is rain Monday? […]

Salem blood drive will help 69 people

Some 69 people will be very glad that Salem School had a Blood Center of Wisconsin blood drive last week. That because 23 units were collected and unit  of blood collected goes to help three people, says Jennifer Meier, one of the organizers of the drive and a teacher at the school. In all, 33 […]

KD Park, new office buildings make Kreuser speech

County Executive Jim Kreuser gave his state of the county speech last week. I’ve been meaning to post on it for a while, but hey, westofthei.com headquarters has been busy and it is looooooong. Of course everything the county does effects us too, but there was not a lot of specific west of the I […]

Paddock Lake a Tree City for 10 years

Paddock Lake has been a Tree City USA for 10 years and has received the plaque to prove it. Trustee Karen Harris showed off the award at the village’s annual Arbor Day ceremony today at McAlonan Park. Then the real business of the day took place, the planting of a new maple tree in the park. […]

Food drive response not dampened

Response for the “Fill the Truck”  community food drive today in Paddock Lake was good despite the wet weather, organizer Dee Grubb said. “Take a look at our truck,” Grubb said. The collected food was to go to The Sharing Center, which benefits people west of the I in need. They’re going to be out […]

Bristol bike safety deemed success despite rain

The rain likely cut down the number of people who decided to ride their two-wheelers out to Bristol School this morning for the town’s first ever bike safety day and registration. But despite the less than perfect pedaling weather, the town had registered some 20 bikes before the first hours was up, public safety Officer Mark […]

Lakeland baseball starts season

Looking out the window now, I’m not sure how much baseball Lakeland Little League got in today. But I know that they did get started this morning with the Minor AAA division at the Brightondale fields for opening day of the 2009 season. Here is some video of the first inning of the Giants vs the […]

Spaghetti in Twin Lakes today

Have a taste for some spaghetti? You’re in luck. St Alphonsus Church is having a spaghetti dinner at St. John the Evangelist Church in Twin Lakes today from 3:30 to 7 p.m. The dinner, which includes spaghetti, salad and desert, is all you can eat.

Central girls track team competes at Janesville

The Central girls track team competed in the Janesville Parker Invitational in Janesville Friday night. The teams were:  Beloit Memorial, Franklin, Janesville Parker, Merrill, Oak Creek, Verona, Waukesha West and Central. Central relay results were: 3200 meter relay – 3rd 10:46.43 – Abbie Reeves, Katelyn Anichini, Candice Moretti, Amy Sylvester. 800 meter relay – 5th […]

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