Posts from ‘December, 2009’

Church to host spaghetti dinner

Christ Lutheran Church in Paddock Lake will host a spaghetti dinner on Jan. 6. Serving will be from 5 to 7 p.m. The dinner includes salad, garlic bread and beverage. Cost is $5 per adult, $3 per child 6 to 12 years old  and 5 and under free. Drive-up orders are $5 without beverage. Call […]

Bristol to hold meetings, hearing for Smart Growth plan

After years of discussion and planning Bristol is ready to show its Smart growth Plan to the public — in a few months anyway. The state mandated land use plan will be the subject of a series of meetings March 2, after action taken this week by the Town Board and interim Village Board. The […]

Bristol churches to host blood drive

Bristol and Wesley Chapel United Methodist churches together with the Blood Center of Wisconsin are hosting a blood drive at the Kenosha County Center (19600 75th St., or Highways 45 and 50, Bristol) on Monday, Jan. 4 from 3 to 7 p.m. Signing up is easy. You can call at 262-857-2961 or sign up online […]

Fundraising for dog parks continuing

Jonathon Rudie, general manager of park operations for Kenosha County, recently reported on fundraising for the county’s first public dog parks. So far, about $1,715.41 has been raised, Rudie said in a recent email. The county is looking to raise $25,000 in matching funds to pay for improvements needed at the parks, such as fencing. Fundraising included pet […]

Salem third graders celebrate Colonial Christmas

Salem School third graders and their guests recently took part in the annual Colonial Christmas celebration. Students danced, made oiled window decorations, made a ball and cup game and wrote with quill pens to get a sense of life in colonial America. Parents, grandparents and Thomas Jefferson also attended the afternoon event. Here are some […]

Falcons lose to Brookfield East in tourney; play again tonight

The Central High School Falcons were hosted by the Brookfield East Spartans Tuesday night in the second game in the Lavern Luebstorf Christmas Tournament. The Falcons went out to a quick 7-0 lead on a 3-pointer by Austin Damaschke, and buckets from Erik Richter and Spencer McCoy. The Falcons ended up with a first quarter […]

Bristol adjusts salt on highways

Bristol Supervisor Carolyn Owens had a question for Randy Kerkman, town/village administrator and public works director, on Monday night: Is the public works department conserving road salt? Well, yes and no, was the answer. Kerkman explained the state regulates the amount of salt for ice and snow control that can be used on roads the town maintains. […]

Snow is back, but little accumulation expected

Snow is falling again. But the National Weather Service doesn’t foresee a lot of accumulation. Perhaps an inch between today and tonight.

Units responding to crash with injuries in Paris

At 9:50 p.m., Paris fire and rescue units are responding to a report of an accident with injuries at Highways 45 and NN (45th Street) in Paris. The vehicle has apparently hit a tree. At least two people were in the vehicle. One is reporting a head injury. A deputy is on the scene as well. At 9:52 p.m., personnel […]

Bristol makes more village/town moves

Though starting a process that could result in Bristol being one municipality again was the headline, the Bristol village and town boards in the meantime took a number of other actions — most exact duplicates — Monday aimed at allowing the two municipalities to act essentially as one. The actions are necessary since the village […]

Twin Lakes has a plan

The Twin Lakes Plan Commission and Village Board have approved an update to the village’s land use plan. The plan and an accompanying color map and table of uses are available at the village’s website. Village President Howard Skinner pointed out that the uses called for in the plan do not override existing uses, but are for […]

Bristol Village Board to seek annexation referendum

The Bristol Village Board on Monday voted to seek a referendum that could reunite the village with the town of Bristol. The resolution declaring the village’s intent to apply to the Circuit Court  for an order for an annexation referendum was approved unanimously by the interim Village Board, which has the same members as the […]

Community Library to offer watercolor course

Learning the art of watercolor will be the topic of workshops offered by the Community Library Tuesdays in January. Participants will learn to paint landscape and floral designs with local artist and teacher Tina Fincher. The class will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Community Library, 24615 89th St., Salem. The course is for […]

Pringle to host blue moon program

Pringle Nature Center in Bristol Woods County Park  will hold a Leave No Child Inside Blue Moon Candlelight Night Hike on Wednesday, Dec. 30, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. A blue moon only happens once in a blue moon. Parents, bring your children out during the holiday break and join in this infrequent occurrence. There […]

Snow update: Total since Christmas 5 inches

With another inch on the West of the I weather railing since yesterday afternoon, our area got 5 inches of snow since the snow started back up Christmas Day. The chance of any more snow in the near future is light through tonight, the National Weather Service forecast says. There’s not even another mild chance of snow until Wednesday. […]

Snow update: 2.25 inches since 1 p.m.

At 3:36 p.m., the West of the I weather railing has accumulated another 2.25 inches of snow since about 1 p.m. That’s a total of 4 inches since this snowfall started yesterday. The National Weather Service says we could see as much as 7 inches of snow before this is through today. It is light, fluffy and easy shoveling at […]

Crash on Highway C in Twin Lakes

At 1:42 p.m., fire and rescue units, including two ambulances, are being dispatched to a crash on Highway C, east of Highway Z. View Larger Map

Snow update: Another inch

Latest snow fall total from the West of the I weather railing is 1 inch of fluffy snow since 8:45 a.m. That’s a total of about 1.75 inches since the snow started falling again yesterday. The National Weather Service has the area under a winter weather advisory until 9 p.m. The heaviest snow is expected  from now, midday, until evening. Now totals could […]

Couple recognized for work to get tennis grant

Central High School’s tennis coaches Pat and Paul Brings were recently recognized by the School Board for their contributions to the school’s fledgling tennis program. The couple, who started the school’s tennis programs and also started a community tennis organization, worked with the United States Tennis Association to apply for a grant to help build facilities, […]

Snow update: About .75 of an inch so far

As of about 8:45 a.m., the West of the I weather railing had accumulated about .75 inch of snow.  The National Weather Service forecast was for 1 to 3 inches of snow today. And as for scrapping/brushing conditions, snow is very brushable with light crust underneath: Also, as you might have suspected, the Fox River has been on the rise and is just a little […]

Committee for creative ways to sustain Paris School District to form

A committee to generate creative ideas of how to sustain the Paris School District will be forming early next year. The need for such a group was agreed upon at a joint meeting of the School Board and representatives of the Paris Town Board and the Paris School Foundation that took place last week. The committee will be open to interested community members and also […]

Silver Lake to host Twelfth Night celebration

Silver Lake needs your live Christmas tree for its annual Twelfth Night celebration bonfire on Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. “Please don’t just toss out your live Christmas trees and wreaths for the trash pick-up when the holidays are over,’ said Trustee Ann Augustin. “Rather, bring them to the marked, open area just south of our […]

1 to 3 inches snow accumulation possible Saturday

Now that the rain has stopped and the snow has started again, let’s check in on what’s in store according to the National Weather Service. Little or no accumulation is expected for the rest of today and less than a half inch is possible tonight. But tomorrow there’s a forecast of 1 to 3 inches of snow.

Merry Christmas from West of the I

Rep. Kerkman calls for audit of Family Care

State Rep. Samantha Kerkman is seeking an audit of a state program that provides long-term care to the elderly and people with physical and developmental disabilities. Kerkman sent a letter to Sen. Kathleen Vinehout and state Rep. Peter Barca, co-chairs of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, with her request. Kerkman is a member of the committee. In he request, […]

Units responding to rollover accident on Highway 75 in Brighton

At 11:19 a.m., units from Salem Fire/Rescue are responding to a rollover accident on Highway 75, just north of Highway PH in Brighton. The Dodge SUV reportedly had a male driver and three children passengers. The children are reportedly out of the car and complaining of unspecific pain. UPDATE 11:23 a.m. — Someone is in […]

Bristol, other fire departments responding to garage fire

At 10:34 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and other departments are responding to a report of a garage on fire in the 11800 block of 187th Avenue, Bristol. The garage is an attached to a residence. Other responding fire departments are: Antioch, Newport and Pleasant Prairie. UPDATE 11:02 a.m. — Fire is under control. Firefighters are working […]

Windshield Watch: Crusty

If you haven’t gotten out yet, you might want to allow some time for letting the car de-ice some. The West of the I mobile news gathering unit had a front windshield of crusty snow and ice-coated side and back windows this morning.

School board recognizes Schultz achievements

Central High School student Jim Schultz was recognized by the school board recently for being named: All state volleyball player. Southeast Conference Player of the Year. Schultz is a senior at Central.

Crash with injuries at Highways 83 and AH

At 9:23 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a report of a crash with injuries at Highways AH and 83 (Antioch Road), Salem. A deputy is reporting that a traffic standard is down as well. UPDATE at 9:24 p.m. — Eastbound traffic on Highway AH will be blocked. The traffic standard is blocking the southboud […]

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