Posts from ‘May, 2010’

Twin Lakes Memorial Day coverage

Twin Lakes American Legion Post 544 conducted its annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony today. Rain earlier in the morning stopped just before parade step-off time. The parade made its way up Lance Drive and Main Street east to Legion Park. A ceremony was held outside the Post headquarters at Legion Park just after the parade. Here is some […]

Silver Lake Memorial Day coverage

Schulz-Hahn American Legion Post 293 conducted its annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony today. Some rain dampened the parade, but not the spirit of either participants or spectators. Because of the weather, the annual ceremony was held inside the American Legion Hall on Cogswell Drive. Here is some video of scenes from the parade and […]

Units responding to report of car fire in Paddock Lake

At 2:42 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a report of a car on fire in the parking lot at Village Plaza, Highways 50 and 83/75, Paddock Lake. View Larger Map

Units responding to report of a waste fire in Salem

At 2:27 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue are responding to a report of a large construction materials fire in the 8700 block of 312th Avenue. UPDATE at 2:37 p.m. — Grass rig from Wilmot station being requested for response. View Larger Map

Twin Lakes FD assisting with fire effort in McHenry

At 2:25 p.m., Twin Lakes Fired Department is responding to a request for assistance from the McHenry Fire Department. Twin Lakes is responding with a  tender.  The fire is on Garrison Road in McHenry. UPDATE at 2:50 p.m. — Response will now be an ambulance instead of a tender.

Forecast calls for rainy week ahead

There’s a good chance of rain today and much of the week, according to the National Weather Service.

Barn dance to support Wisconsin Rural Youth Scholarship program

Gather your friends and family and dig out your boots from the back of the closet. It’s time to celebrate rural communities and support students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bob and Sue Crane are hosting a barn dance on Saturday, June 19, from 5 to 11 […]

Seno receives Wisconsin Environmental Education Board grant

The Seno Woodland Education Center has been awarded a grant by the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board (WEEB) to offer expanded programming to Boy Scouts and landowners in Racine and Kenosha counties. The $19,357 grant will provide training to 60 Boy Scout leaders from the Southeast Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and 20 woodland […]

Trevor School Memorial Day Program coverage

Students at Trevor School held their traditional Memorial Day Program Friday morning at the school. In addition to various musical performances and readings, the program included remarks by state Sen. Robert Wirch. The program also included a re-enactment of the Iwo Jima Memorial, including students telling the stories of the individuals involved in the famous flag raising on Mount Suribachi. Here’s is video […]

Wheatland Fire Department tournament, dance, festival set for June 25-27

The Wheatland Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its 41st Annual Softball Tournament, Dance and Festival fundraiser on June 25, 26 and 27. On Friday, softball games start at 6 p.m. and the dance starts at 9 p.m., with FLOOG performing. On Saturday,  Softball starts 11 a.m. The parade starts at 1 p.m. , with a […]

Units responding to roll-over on Highway MB in Bristol

At 8:10 a.m., sheriff’s deputies and Bristol Fire and Rescue are responding to a report of a cement truck rolled on its side on Highway MB. Driver trapped. UPDATE 8:12 a.m. — Traffic is being blocked at Highway 50 and MB for southbound lane. Truck was in the southbound lanes. Deputy on scene says driver […]

Still time to enter Bristol Progress Days parade

There’s still time to participate in the 41st annual Bristol Progress Days parade. This year’s date is July 11. This year’s theme is Fun Again in 2010! If you’re interested in participating, contact Lisa Wadin at: LWadin@wi.rr.com or 857-3099.

Mandatory car insurance takes effect June 1

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is reminding residents that beginning June 1, Wisconsin’s mandatory insurance law goes into effect.  As of that date, drivers must be able to provide proof of insurance if stopped by law enforcement officers. Act 28 requires anyone who owns or operates a motor vehicle on the roadways within this state […]

Bristol Progress Days running Schwan’s fundraiser

Bristol Progress Days, the annual community festival in July, is conducting a fundraiser through frozen food company Schwan’s. There are several ways to participate and help raise money for Progress Days: A Schwan’s truck will be parked at the Bristol Municipal Building, 19801 83rd St.,  before June 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can shop and choose items the truck […]

Garage sales page updated

West 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 to be added to the list, please drop us a line at westofthei@yahoo.com. Include your address, days, hours etc. We’ll even add a map to your info.

Violet Miller wins Remarkable Older American Award

Violet Miller of Trevor was one of this year’s Remarkable Older American Award winners this year. Miller is well-known in the Trevor community, even being dubbed the unofficial mayor of Trevor. Before the advent of the 911 emergency system, Miller took calls in her home for the Trevor Fire Department. She also has devoted over 62 years […]

Units responding to fire alarm at Kenosha County Center

At 3:03 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding to a report of a fire alarm at the Kenosha County Center, Highways 45 and 50, Bristol. UPDATE 3:06 p.m. — Dispatch reports the alarm may be related to system testing at the building. View Larger Map

Salem third graders present ‘Little Red Writing Hood’

Anne Woodward’s third grade class at Salem School performed a play last week called ‘Little Red Writing Hood.’ It’s the story of Little Red Riding Hood and her magic pencil. She uses it to change the fairy tales we all know to make them “better.”  However, the plan back fires and the FBI ( Fairy […]

Pringle to host Leave No Child Inside day

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave.  (Highway MB), Bristol will be holding a Leave No Child Inside: Come Out and Play Day! on Saturday, May 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Using objects found outside, a minimum of discovery tools, and lots of imagination, those attending will participate in simple, nature-based activities appropriate for […]

American Legion Post 544 to host Twin Lakes Memorial Day Parade

American Legion Post 544 will host the 2010 Twin Lakes Memorial Day Parade, on Monday, May 31. The parade will be led by the American Legion Riders and the American Legion Post 544 Color Guard. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and follow a route from Lance Park to the American Legion Post, 989 […]

Wheatland Center School Community Carnival is Wednesday

Wheatland Center School’s second annual Community Carnival is Wednesday, June 2 at the school. The event, which will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., will include: Carnival games. Bounce houses for all ages. Food. Face painting. Dunk tank. Display of equipment from the Wheatland Fire Department and town constable. Three hours unlimited jumping wristbands are available for $10. […]

Units responding to fuel spill in Paddock Lake

At 9:38 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a report of a minor fuel leak from a vehicle at a gas station at Brass Ball Corners, Paddock Lake.

Units responding to smoke in attic in Paddock Lake

At 6:29 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire Department are responding to a report of smoke in an attic in the 6100 block of 235th Avenue, Paddock Lake. Dispatch reports that there is are no flames visible, and that everyone is out of the house. UPDATE 6:30 p.m. — Deputy on scene confirms smoke coming […]

Storm knocks power out in Paddock Lake

Power went out at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake at about 2:55 p.m. Not sure how widespread outage is yet. UPDATE 3:03 p.m. — Shawn Kreuger reports pea-sized hail in Paddock Lake. UPDATE 3:07 p.m. — The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for Western Kenosha County. Statement says there are two […]

Units responding to report of house struck by lightning

At 2:44 p.m., in the midst of a downpour from a thunderstorm, Salem Fire/Rescue units and deputies are responding to the report of a house in the 11500 block of Fox River Road, Wilmot, struck by lightning. Dispatch says people on the scene report a burning smell in the house. UPDATE 2:45 p.m. — Dispatch […]

No Joke golf outing on June 11 will benefit Make-A-Wish and Westosha Kiwanis

The 8th annual No Joke at Bristol Oaks Golf Outing will take place June 11. The event benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Westosha Kiwanis Club. It is organized by the Kiwanis Club. Registration is at 10 a.m., play begins at 11 a.m. and dinner is at 4:30 p.m. Entry fees are $90 per golfer before June 1 […]

American Legion Post 293 to host Silver Lake Memorial Day parade

The Schulz-Hahn American Legion Post 293 will be holding its annual Silver Lake Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 31 beginning at 9 a.m. The parade will start out from Riverview School and will head towards Cogswell Avenue (Hwy B). It will then proceed south to First Street and then west on Lake Street ending […]

Rep. Ryan received death threat in Janesville

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, whose district includes all of Western Kenosha County, received a death threat that was investigated by the FBI, it was reported Tuesday. The website Politico and other media outlets reported on the the incident yesterday. Ultimately the man that threatened Ryan while he as walking in a parking lot with his daughter in Janesville was charged only […]

Central comes up short against Union Grove on baseball diamond

Central Falcons baseball team hosted the Broncos of Union Grove Tuesday in a Southern Lakes Conference tilt. The Broncos jumped out to a quick lead in the first inning by successfully being patient against Central starter Austin Damaschke. The Broncos’ patience resulted in a five- run lead and they made that lead hold up. Brian […]

Paris amends sex offender ordinance to close loophole

When Paris officials recently questioned the placement of a convicted sex offender in the town, they found a big difference in how the state and the town define “home.” The town thought the phrase “home community” in its sex offender residency ordinance meant Paris. The state Department of Corrections felt “home community” meant anywhere in Kenosha County. The difference was not […]

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