Posts from ‘August, 2010’

Pringle to host a soaring story and hike

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave. (Highway MB) , Bristol will be holding a Nature Story Time Hike: The Eagle & The Wren retold by Jane Goodall on Saturday, Sept. 4 from 10 to 11 a.m. Participants will hear a story about how the lark, dove, eagle and vulture all claim to soar the highest. […]

Units responding to crash on Highway 50 near I-94

At 3:33 p.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a two-vehicle crash just west of I-94 on Highway 50. The crash reportedly occurred in about the 12200 block of Highway 50 (75th Street) but ended up in the 12400 block. View Larger Map

Silver Lake to consider turning off some street lights

Whether to turn off a street light at Wisconsin and South Riverside Drive – and perhaps consider others — is on the agenda of the Silver Lake Village Board meeting Wednesday night. The board has, in the past, had some discussion about not lighting some lights as a money saving measure. Last year, the budget for street lights was $4,500 […]

Church looking for exhibitors and crafters for Oct. 16 fair

Exhibitors and crafters are wanted for the Fall Faire sponsored by the Christ Lutheran Church Women’s group. The fair will be held at Christ Lutheran Church in Paddock Lake, on Oct. 16. Call Kathy at 843-2631 for information and to reserve your spot.

Some storms likely, says National Weather Service

It looks to be a stormy tonight, Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service (as of 10:14 a.m.). There’s a 60 to 70 percent chance of thunderstorms throughout that period. Temps will be falling too, with a high on Friday of only 71.

Next Twin Lakes Movies in the Parks is Friday

The next Twin Lakes Movies in the Park will be screened Friday, Sept. 3  at West Side Park. The movie will be Field of Dreams. The movie will begin around 8:15 p.m. More information about the series is available at the village’s website. View Larger Map

Randall Town Board rejects request for refund of garbage fees

A Randall property owner’s request for a refund of garbage and recycling fees for four year on a property that has only a boathouse was rejected by the Town Board. Jack Goodman told the Town Board Thursday that his property has been billed for garbage and recycling fees for 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005, despite that the […]

Iraq and Afghanistan vets invited to Welcome Home celebration

Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families in the entire southeastern Wisconsin area are invited to the 3rd Annual Welcome Home celebration, Oct. 2 at the Experimental Aircraft Association grounds, 3000 Poberezny Road, in Oshkosh. All guests who register by Sept. 15 will receive free admission to the museum. While the target is recent veterans, everyone who previously […]

Randall gets $17,000 payment from Country Thunder

Randall recently received a check for its share of revenue from the 2010 Country Thunder music festival. This year’s amount is $17,181, town Treasurer Carol Haas reported at the last Town Board meeting. The town receives 1 percent of tickets sales in exchange for services rendered, such as fire/rescue service. “I think that’s the most timely […]

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.

Christ Lutheran to host fish boil Sept. 11

Christ Lutheran Church’s Annual Fish Boil will be Sept. 11, from 4:30 – 7 p.m. The meal includes boiled cod, red potatoes, carrots, onions, salty rye bread, coleslaw and cherry cobbler. Meals cost: Adults $12, child 6-12 years $6, age 5 and under free. The church is located at 24929 75th Street (Highway 50), Paddock Lake.

Randall Fire Department to start cadet program

The Randall Town Board has given its approval for the Fire Department to begin a cadet program. Firefighter Dennis Raupp told the board  Thursday that the program would be designed to create the “next generation” of local firefighters. The program would operate under the auspices of Boy Scouts of America and be formed as an Explorer post. […]

Western Kenosha County Transit to host planning meeting

Western Kenosha County Transit will be hosting a  planning meeting on Thursday, Sept. 2 at 1:30 p.m. at the Community Library, 24615 89th St, Salem. The goal of the meeting is to determine service priorities and suggestions for any route or schedule refinements that can be made to maximize the efficiency of Western Transit. If you can’t make the […]

Libraries will be closed Labor Day

All locations of Community Library, Salem, Silver Lake, and Twin Lakes will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6, in observance of Labor Day. Normal hours at all locations will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Units responding to report of possible burn violation

At 8:22 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department is responding to a report of a possible burning violation in the 7800 block of Highway P. View Larger Map

Proposed drag strip/Paris agreement posted

Last week, we posted that the owners of Great Lakes Dragaway have submitted a proposed agreement to Paris to control nuisances that town residents have complained about. The agreement was received last Monday and was announced at Tuesday’s Town Board meeting. We requested a copy of the document that same night. We received our copy Friday. Click here to view the entire […]

Photos from Wilmot football opener

Here are a few photos by freelance photographer Earlene Frederick from the Wilmot High School football game versus Catholic Central last Friday night. Wilmot won 14 to 7.

Bizarre History topic of library program

Bizarre Wisconsin History will be the topic of a program Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Community Library, 24615 89th St., Salem. Chad Lewis of Unexplained Research will explore hundreds of Wisconsin newspaper accounts of the strange, bizarre, and unusual from 1870-1910. The program is for ages 18 and up. Registration is required. Call 843-3348.

Municipalities continue to opt for transit referendums

West of the I municipalities continue to opt for letting voters have a say on new taxes to support a regional public transportation. Last week, Silver Lake and Paddock Lake opted for Nov. 2 referendums on the issue. This week, Randall authorized essentially the same vote. Previously, Bristol and Twin Lakes had approved such votes. The municipalities are being asked to […]

Bristol School PTA seeks donors for fundraiser

The Bristol Grade School’s PTA is seeking donations for a fundraiser on Sept. 25. The PTA is hosting a Walk-A-Thon, and in conjunction with that, will be having a silent auction and raffle. The group expects attendance to be well over 1,000 people. The PTA is seeking merchandise, gift baskets, or gift certificates to be auctioned/raffled […]

Randall Fire Department 25th Anniversary celebration coverage

The Randall Fire Department celebrated its 25th anniversary with an open house today at Station Number 2 at Highways KD and F. A variety of activities and demonstrations awaited those attending including fire equipment, a smoke house,  kids games, food, music, Flight for Life and demonstations illustrating the advantages of sprinklers and how firefighters free people trapped in cars crunched in crashes. Here is a […]

Units responding to crash with injuries in Brighton

At 3:48 p.m., sheriff’s deputies, Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue are responding to the scene of a crash with injuries at Highways JB and B, Brighton. The crash involves one vehicle, which ran a stop sign, hit a post and is in a field, dispatch reports. UPDATE 3:54 p.m. — Personnel on scene reports […]

Units responding to fire call in Paddock Lake

At 11:19 a.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to report of a fire. Water supply being set-up. Not sure of location yet. I can hear the sirens stopping from Paddock Lake. UPDATE 11: 31 a.m. — Sounds like scene is in Paddock Lake, east side. Traffic being stopped at 65th Street and 238th Avenue to expedite movement of fire department equipment. […]

Central vs. Round Lake football game coverage

Central High School’s new stadium saw its first football action with junior varsity and varsity games tonight in Paddock Lake. The Falcons were victorious 29-0 over Round Lake. Here’s video of the varsity Falcons taking the field: Here’s video of the varsity Falcon defense early on: Here’s some video of the varsity Falcon offense, including their first points […]

Wilmot defeats Catholic Central in season opener

The Wilmot football Panthers started their season out right tonight. Wilmot defeated Catholic Central 14 to 7 at home at Bucci Field in Wilmot. Wilmot’s next game will be Sept. 3, again at home, versus Milwaukee Pius XI.

Crash on Highway C reported

At 4:11 p.m.,  deputies were responding to the  report of a crash in the 23900 block of Highway C, Salem. UPDATE 4:14 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports no injuries and scene is not blocking traffic. View Larger Map

Randall to replace water patrol boats

View Larger Map The Randall Town Board approved the purchase of two new water patrol boats at Thursday’s Town Board meeting. One of the boats will be used for Powers Lake and the other for Lake Benedict. Water Patrol member Darrell J. Borger presented several quotes he obtained for different boats — one set for […]

Firefighter Norden funeral photos

Funeral services for Firefighter EMT-Paramedic Eric Norden were held today at Holy Cross Church-West in Wilmot. Norden, 30, a full-time firefighter for Salem Fire/Rescue and a part-time firefighter for several other area departments including Paris and Antioch and Silver Lake Rescue, was killed in a crash early Saturday morning just south of the state line. […]

CHS Community Band to perform Sunday

The next CHS Community Band concert will be at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29, at Hansen Park, in Bristol. If there’s inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Central High School cafetorium. The concert is free and open to the public. Hansen Park is on Highway 45, just south of Highway AH. The CHS […]

Randall Fire Department to celebrate 25 years this week

The Randall Fire Department’s 25th anniversary festival is this Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Bassett Fire Station, on Highway F at Highway KD. The festival will begin at 11 a.m. and continue through late evening. It will feature live bands, recorded music, classic cars, smoke house, sprinkler house, blood pressure checks, children’s games, fire prevention […]

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