Posts from ‘July, 2010’

Daily Quack: Two days of combine crunching at the fair

Chances are sometime on TV or in person you’ve seen the spectacle of organized cars smashing together known as demolition derby. But put the fair in an area where there’s still some agriculture going on, like Western Kenosha County, and unique events like combine demolition derby spring up. Combine demolition derby takes the huge machines […]

Paddock Lake Green Expo coverage

Paddock Lake held its first Green Expo today. The event, held at Village Hall, featured information on a variety of topics including rain barrels, clean stormwater run-off, hybrid and electric vehicles and efficient home appliances. Village officials said they were happy with the turnout and they hope to expand the event perhaps to a larger venue someday. […]

Lakeland Seniors advance to state championship round

The Lakeland Seniors baseball team has battled their way to the state championship game late this week. Friday night Lakeland dropped a game to Verona, 7 to 1. But they came back strong in the losers bracket by defeating Menominee Falls this afternoon, 16 to 2. That means Lakeland will play in the first of two championship games Sunday afternoon. If […]

Units responding to possible structure fire on East Lakeshore Drive

At 6:59 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding to a report of black smoke, possibly indicating a structure fire, in the area of East Lakeshore Drive and Wilmot Avenue. UPDATE 7:04 p.m. — Police have narrowed the area for the origin of the smoke to be between Hickory and Lakewood School. Firefighters are standing by. UPDATE 7:06 […]

Crash with injuries on Highway C

At 9:01 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the scene of a one-vehicle crash in the 16700 block of Highway C. Vehicle is reportedly in the ditch. Personnel reports vehicle has moderate to heavy damage. Vehicle struck a pole. View Larger Map

Twin Lakes man sentenced in fatal crash case

Bryan W. Fusinato of Twin Lakes has been sentenced to four years in prison for a charge of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle relating to a July 4, 2009 crash in which a McHenry, Illinois woman died. Fusinato pleaded  guilty to the charge in March. The sentence was ordered by Judge Mary Kay Wagner. The accident […]

Daily Quack: Fair has two days of rides wristband specials

If you can’t get enough of the up and down and round and round of the midway rides at the Kenosha County Fair, then there are two days you will want to keep in mind. There will be two midway wrist band promotion days at the fair, which will allow unlimited riding during the promotion […]

Rain now likely tonight

The chance of rain in the area has been increasing all day in National Weather Service forecasts and has now hit the likely mark. Make that a 60 percent chance after 10 p.m. — though there’s a lesser chance any time now too.

Lakeland seniors win first game at state tournament

The Lakeland Seinor Boys baseball team played its first game of the state tournament Thursday against Menominee Falls. Lakeland won 10 to 4. Lakeland’s next game is today at 5:30 pm.

Twin Lakes Movie in the Parks is Thursday

Twin Lakes will take another shot at the premiere of its Movies in the Parks program Thursday, Aug. 5. The first Movies in the Parks was postponed due to high winds and overall poor weather on July 22. The movie will be screened at the new amphitheater at Lance Park starting after 8 p.m.,  as soon as it […]

A word from our sponsors: Rustic Dairyland Antique Mall hosting flea market this Sunday

There’s another outdoor flea market this Sunday, Aug. 1, at  Rustic Dairyland Antique Mall. Hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dealer space is available. Call for set-up rates: 262-857-9050 Rustic Dairyland Antique Mall is located at 12009 53rd Place (Interstate 94 and Highway 158), Paris. Rustic Dairyland Antique Mall also is open daily from […]

Paris Fire Department to get credit card

The Paris Fire Department will be getting a credit card. The Town Board approved the move at Tuesday’s Town Board meeting. In the past, emergency expenses were often covered by Chief Roland Iwen using his credit card. Iwen was then reimbursed for the payment by the town. The town’s auditors, however, have said that is not the […]

Daily Quack: Racing is for pigs too

You don’t have to be a sprint or stock car driver to go racing at the Kenosha County Fair, Aug. 18-22. Robinson’s Racing Pigs, pigs that race — and swim — just for the reward of an Oreo cookie, have become a fixture at the fair, which takes place at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. Florida-based […]

Twin Lakes Night Out is Tuesday

Twin Lakes’ National Night Out event will be Tuesday, Aug., 3 from 5 to 8 p.m., at St. John’s Catholic Church, 701 North Lake Ave. The annual event is a chance for citizens to interact with law enforcement in a friendly, casual way that strengthens the bound between the two. New this year will be […]

Permit amendment stumbling block in Paris-Dragaway talks

The status of a amendment to a conditional use permit addressing many of the town’s concerns appears to have developed as an obstacle in negotiations between the Great Lakes Dragaway and Paris town officials. The town and dragaway are conducting the negotiations as a a way to avoid the town having to pass a strict noise and light ordinance. […]

Girl Scouts and Lois family to receive thanks from Wheatland Town Board

Two organizations that have recently beautified New Munster Park will receive recognition and thanks for their efforts from the Wheatland Town Board. Letters expressing those sentiments will go out to: The Gert Lois Family, which recently donated and planted a tree in her honor at the park, with permission of the Town Board. The tree was planted near the pavilion. Girl Scout Troop 7061 […]

KASA Fall Soccer registration party is Thursday

KASA Fall Soccer  is just around the corner and the league is kicking off the season with a registration party Thursday, July 29,  at Brewed Beginnings Coffee Shop in Paddock Lake from 4 to 7 pm. Brewed Beginnings  is located between Promise Land Restaurant and La CaBana Mexican Restaurant on Highway 50. Everyone who registers […]

Daily Quack: Two demo derbies for more crunching, crashing fun

The sound of the fenders of two cars crunching can be sickening — unless you’re at the Kenosha County Fair’s demolition derbies. There will be plenty of intentional crunching at the Wilmot Raceway on the fairgrounds on Sunday with two demolition derbies — one at 1 p.m. and another at 5 p.m. In demolition derby, […]

Wisconsin Lightning Softball sign-ups this week

Tryouts for the Wisconsin Lightning Softball teams for the 2011 will be in August. Tryouts will take place at Wilmot High School softball fields, 3173 116th St., on the following dates and times: Aug. 14 and 15 – 10U, 9 to 11 a.m.; 12U to 14U, noon to 3 p.m.; 16U to 18U, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 17 — 10U 5 […]

Paris clerk/treasurer resignation tabled

Paris town Clerk/Treasurer Beth Frederick submitted her resignation by letter today, but the Town Board tabled accepting it until they can discuss the matter further with her. In fact, town Chairman Virgil Gentz said he didn’t even read the letter because he wants to find a way to keep Frederick in her current position. “I think it’s […]

Daily Quack: More to junior fair than just animals

When many people think of the fair, and kids showing projects, they think of animals large and small. And kids do exhibit animals at the fair from cattle to cats. Perhaps lesser known, however, is the many non-animal projects that are also part of the fair, which this year runs from Aug. 18 to Aug. […]

Units responding to report of rollover crash

At 5:15 p.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to the report of a rollover crash on Highway 50 (75th Street) near 216th Avenue at the Bristol-Salem line. Dispatch reports that the vehicle is in the median and apparently is upright again, but there may be injuries. Salem Fire/Rescue also responding to the scene. UPDATE 5:20 p.m. — Deputy reports to dispatch that there may be two […]

Salem Fire/Rescue to host open house Aug. 1

Salem Fire/Rescue will host and open house with water fights this Sunday, Aug. 1, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Salem station, 8339 Antioch Road. The event promises fun for the entire family with apparatus on view, fire truck rides, DJ, concession stand and kids activities. Kids water fights begin at 1 p.m. […]

Lakeland American takes senior district championship

The Lakeland American Senior baseball team captured the District 6 crown Monday and advanced to the state tournament in Madison, starting July 29. In the double elimination tournament they lost their first game to Franklin National 12-8. They then won 5 straight games coming through the losers bracket to face Franklin National for the championship […]

Two crashes on Interstate 94, no injuries

Within the hour, sheriff’s deputies have responded to two multi-vehicle crashes on Interstate 94: The first involved three vehicles and was at Highway 50 in the southbound lanes. Two of the involved vehicles were beyond construction barrels when deputies arrived and therefore out of the way. A third vehicle did not stop. No injuries were reported. At […]

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.

Bristol to seek bids for new entrance signs

It used to be the town of Bristol. Then it was the village of Bristol and the town of Bristol. With Bristol’s corporate identity united again as a village, the Village Board is considering redoing signs along roadways that enter the village to reflect the new identity. The village has one proposal in hand already for 20 […]

Daily Quack: This fair has talent (shows)

Fairgoers with talent can display their skills at the Kenosha County Fair. The fair will host talent shows at the Free Acts Stage on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 18 and 19, starting at 6 p.m. The talent contests are open to amateurs ages 7 to adult. There are solo and group classes in each of […]

Lakeland girls take state title; on to regional in Ohio

This past weekend, the Lakeland Little League Junior Girls captured the district softball tournament earning them the right to represent the state of Wisconsin in the regional tournament in Elyria, Ohio Aug. 6-11. The winner of that tournament will get to participate in the softball Little League World Series held in Kirkland, Washington . The […]

Silver Lake looking at demolishing rescue storage building and some sidewalks

After a recent inspection by the village’s liability insurance carrier, Silver Lake is considering demolishing a storage building on the rescue squad property and some out of repair sidewalks in town, rather than pay to replace them. The insurance company recently identified the storage building and the sidewalks on East and West Lake Street and in the 300 block of North […]

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