Posts from ‘August, 2009’

Wheatland electors approve extra budget for road repairs

View Larger Map Road re-paving in Wheatland this year is focused in the Lily Lake area. A small group of Wheatland electors gave their approval Monday night to the town exceeding the previously set road budget. With the unanimous approval, the town went from a $240,229 road budget to $500,000. The increase will allow the […]

Golf outing to benefit county junior golf program

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser will host the Annual Kenosha County Executive Cup Golf Outing to raise money for the Kenosha County Junior Golf Program on Friday, Sept. 18 at Brighton Dale Links. “The Kenosha County Junior Golf Program provides a wonderful opportunity for the youth of our county to participate in the venerable game […]

Paddock Lake craft show to benefit shelter seeking exhibitors

A craft sale at Paddock Lake Village Hall that will benefit a local shelter for women is looking for exhibitors. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10 at Village Hall, 6969 236th Ave. Proceeds will go to Women & Children’s Horizons. Set up will be permitted on Friday […]

Randall approves motorcycle rally at Shadow Hill Ranch

The property that hosts the Country Thunder music festival each summer has won Randall’s approval to host a motorcyle rally this October. Dubbed the “Big Border Rally,” the event is scheduled to take place Oct. 9 to 11, at the Shadow Hill Ranch, 2305 Lance Drive (Highway P). It is being organized by Biker Information Guide, […]

Golf outing to benefit Salem Booster Club

A golf outing organized by a local financial planning company will benefit the Salem Booster Club. The outing will take place Friday, Sept. 18, at Bristol Oaks Country Club, 16801 75th St., Bristol. The $65 per golfer package includes: 18 holes. Cart. Lunch. Reception. Chance to win prizes. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., with a […]

St. John the Baptist Church marks 150 years

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Paris celebrated 150 years of existence today with mass and other events. The church had a distinguished visitor to help with the celebration — Most Reverend William Callahan, auxiliary bishop of the Milwaukee Archdiocese. Here’s some video from the day — including the bishop’s arrival at the church […]

Motorcycle crash at Highways J and B

Police and rescue units are being dispatched to Highways J and BB in Brighton for a motorcycle accident. There is reportedly one injury being reported. Apparently only one vehicle involved. Woman on motorcycle is pregnant and wants to be checked by rescue.

Paris School makes personnel moves

The Paris School Board made a couple of personnel moves at this week’s regular board meeting: Former teacher Judy Folkers was hired for a technology support position. She will typically work about 10 hours a week, said Roger Gahart, district administrator. Folkers is very familiar with the school’s computer network, Gahart said, having been involved with […]

Salem college student wins West of the I fair contest

Hundreds tried, but none were as close to guessing the number of candy pieses in a bottle at the West of the I booth in the commercial building at the Kenosha County Fair as Becky Semke of Salem. The official tally was 671 pieces of candy. Semke was closest with her guess of 680. As […]

Wheatland schedules special meeting for Monday

The Wheatland Town Board will be hold a pair of special meetings Monday: A special Town Board meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. with two subdivision final plats on the agenda along with a resolution seeking permission to use paper ballots for the Oct. 27 Wheatland Center School referendum. (Agenda here) Following at 7 p.m. […]

Gov., legislative panel approve Highway KD upgrades key to opening up park

View Larger Map The above view shows the site of KD park to the west of Highway KD and north of Highway F. Some $671,359 in federal economic stimulus funding for improvements to Highway KD was endorsed by Gov. Jim Doyle and approved unanimously by the state Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance, County Executive Jim Kreuser […]

The Sharing Center to host ice cream social ‘friend-raiser’

The Sharing Center is inviting the community to its first “friend-raiser.” In thanks for the generosity shown by the community — and to show how donations are used — the center is holding an ice cream social on Saturday, Sept. 5 , from noon to 5 p.m. Board members, staff and volunteers will be on […]

Wheatland holding open book sessions

The town of Wheatland is conducting open book property assessment reviews today, Saturday and next week. Call the town office (262)537-4340 to schedule an appointment. Times for  Saturday are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. An overflow date has been added, Sept. 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fishing to continue from Randall municipal piers

View Larger Map This satellite view shows the Bayview piers. If you like to fish from any of the Randall municipal piers — either at Bayview Park or the Department of Natural Resources launch on the northern end of Powers Lake — relax. The Town Board affirmed your ability to fish from those piers Thursday […]

Fair merit awards announced

Kenosha County Fair 2009 Junior Fair Merit Award winners have been announced.  The awards are given for outstanding junior fair projects outside of beef, prok, sheep, swine, poultry and rabbits. Youth organization or 4-H club listed after the award winner’s name. The merit award winner for 2009 are: Somers Chargers, 4-H Club Club Scrapbook. Bristol […]

Bristol UMC to host brat roast this weekend

Bristol United Methodist Church will host its annual Brat Roast, Rummage and Bake Sale on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, August 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Grilled brats, burgers and hot dogs will be available as well as an array of home-made baked goods and other treats. […]

What do you think of Ryan on health care?

Word is that a pretty good crowd showed up for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s listening session in Paddock Lake Wednesday. I was not able to make it due to a family commitment, but I bet some of you did. What did you think of what you heard on the congressman’s views on the topic of […]

Two injured in crash that involved deputy

Two people were injured in a crash Monday afternoon in Paris that involved a Kenosha County sheriff’s deputy. At about 4:45 p.m., Deputy Nicole Sorensen was responding to a report of a man lying in a ditch on Highway L just west of Highway 341. Sorensen was traveling east on Highway N west of Interstate […]

Silver Town Mall sponsoring sidwalk sale, village-wide garage sale event

The Silver Town Mall in Silver Lake is sponsoring  an event this weekend they hope will become an annual event. The mall is calling the event a village-wide garage sale weekend. The mall will be having a sidewalk sale that day, but they are also encouraging residents of Silver Lake to register their garage sales […]

A word about our sponsors: Lakeland Septic receives small animal buyer award

At westofthei.com, we are proud of our sponsors. Periodically, we will be telling you a little more about them. Lakeland Septic Service, a westofthei.com sponsor,  is one of the two 2009 recipients of the Kenosha County Fair Small Animal Buyer Award. Congratulations to Dan and Marie Weis and family on this honor.

Paris School electors hike tax levy 28 percent

Electors in the Paris School District passed a preliminary tax levy that calls for a 28 percent increase, largely due to the taxing authority granted in a June referendum. But that levy could have been 12 percent higher yet, reported district administrator Roger Gahart. The district chose not to use all the levy authority it […]

Congressman Paul Ryan’s Town Hall Meetings

Representative Thomas Lothian attended the Wheatland Town Board meeting Monday night and reported that Congressman Paul Ryan’s Town Hall meetings on President Obama’s proposed Health Care Reform have been successful. “We have had many reports that there has been great interest and big turnouts,” he said. “It might be something that residents and the board […]

Wheatland Town Board Dissolves Tornado Recovery Committee

Formed after the devastating tornados ripped through Kenosha County January 7, 2008, the Wheatland Tornado Recovery Committee is officially closed. The committee raised approximately $90,000 to help families most in need to help offset the insurance gap after 25 homes were unsalvageable and many others were seriously damaged. During the regular Wheatland Town Board meeting […]

Usage of Western Kenosha County Transit increasing, hearing audience told

Usage of Western Kenosha County Transit generally has been increasing for the seven quarters in which the service has existed, officials told the audience at a public hearing today at the Community Library in Salem. The first quarter that the transit service existed it had about 600 riders. For the last quarter, there were 2,523, […]

Injury accident on Highway N, Paris

Paris fire and rescue units are responding to the scene of a traffic crash in the 12200 block of Highway N. There reportedly are injuries, according to scanner transmissions. Note: More information here.

Demo derby action from the County Fair

The dual demolition derbies are the highlight of the Sunday entertainment at the Kenosha County Fair and always draw a big crowd. The audience this Sunday was huge, perhaps concentrated by the number of rain outs of racing, pulling and demo action earlier in the week. Here’s a sampling of the hard slamming action from […]

Kenosha County Fair small animal auction coveage

The Kenosha County fair small animal auction took place Sunday, the last day of the fair. Poultry and rabbits were auctioned to the highest bidder. Here’s some footage of the sites and sounds of the auction.

Gymkana horse show coverage

The gymkana horse show took place Sunday morning at the Kenosha County Fair. “The what kind of horse show?” you might ask. Gymkana is a type of horse competition that consists of exercises run over various courses. The winner completes the course in the shortest amount of time. For example, I saw three different types […]

Fair Food Review: K of C roasted corn

Here’s another in our series of reviews of food at the Kenosha County Fair. Today: the Knights of Columbus roasted corn stand.

Transit service to hold public hearing Monday

Western Kenosha County Transit will host a public hearing Monday, Aug. 24, at 10:30 a.m., at the Community Library, 24615 89th St., Salem. Attendees will be able to learn about the recently expanded service and share their opinion of the service as the transit service plans 2010. For more information call Stephanie Phillips 262-605-6615

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