Posts from ‘October, 2010’

Units responding to report of flames in Salem

At 9:08 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a report of flames outside in the 27800 block of Highway F (Silver Lake Road), Salem. UPDATE 9:15 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports flames are from an attended bonfire that is under control. View Larger Map

Units responding to report of wires sparking on pole in Brighton

At 7:58 p.m., Salem Fire and Rescue is responding to a report of wires on a pole at Highways 75 and PH sparking “badly.” Note: In Paddock Lake, we had  brief power outage just before this call was dispatched. — DH UPDATE 8:06 p.m. — Sparking not found; units returning to quarters. View Larger Map

Pringle to host Girls Scouts badge event

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding a Junior Girl Scouts Earth Connections Badge on Saturday, Nov. 6, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Everything in this world is connected by the lines in the food web. Scouts can come to learn and earn a badge about the environment around you. Pre-registration is required […]

Trick or treat hours

Local municipalities have set official trick or treating hours for today’s festivities. Though many discussed changing the hours because of the holiday falling on a Sunday this year, most stuck with their customary times — and the same times as their neighbors. Most municipalities that set hours chose from 4 to 7 p.m. today as the official […]

Link to Go Green website to wait in Bristol

The Bristol Village Board had an extensive discussion at its last board meeting about a proposal from Trustee Carolyn Owens for linking to a Go Green website from the village’s website. Owens said the goal of the linked to site would be to plainly explain how residents could implement energy conserving techniques. The site would be created by Central High School students, […]

Itty Bitty Haunted House accepting donations for food pantry

The Itty Bitty Haunted House, 1198 White Lake Drive, Antioch, Ill. will have hours of haunting tonight until 9 p.m. and Sunday, (Oct. 31) from 3 to 8 p.m. Trick-or-treating hours will be 3 to 5 p.m. There are three levels of haunting to accommodate various age groups Admission is free, but donations of toilet paper, napkins, paper towels and […]

Units responding to report of burning violation in Silver Lake

At 6:47 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department is responding to a report of a burning violation in the 700 block of Glenwood Drive, Silver Lake. Dispatch reports a large bonfire appears to be burning unattended. UPDATE 7:28 p.m. — SLFD units returning to quarters. View Larger Map

Units responding to grass fire along Highway JB, Brighton

At about 5:40 p.m., units from Salem Fire/Rescue are responding to a grass fire in the 24600 block of Highway JB in Brighton. Dispatch says burning area estimated to be about 35 feet wide by 12 feet long. Fire personnel at scene reports that besides grass lawn mowers are now burning. Additional engine being dispatched from Trevor station. […]

Bristol educators take pies to the face for Red Ribbon Week

Bristol School students and staff culminated Red Ribbon Week last week with an all-school activity that saw some teachers and administrators volunteering to take a whipped cream pie in the face. All students had a chance to be the lucky ones selected to pick from the list of 14 staff members who were willing to be […]

Units responding to report of grass fire in Brighton

At 2:13 p.m., Salem Fie/Rescue is responding to a report of a grass fire in the 23400 block of Highway JB. Dispatch reports that the fire is in a ditch. UPDATE 2:31 p.m. — All Salem units clear of scene. View Larger Map

Pringle Nature Center to host 5k Run/Hike

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding the Pringle 5K Run/Hike on Saturday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. Lace up your running shoes to help raise money for Pringle Nature Center’s environmental education programs. This 5K run/hike goes through Bristol Woods and is hailed as one of the best trails in the area. […]

Christ Lutheran Church to host spaghetti dinner

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will take place Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 24929 75th St., Paddock Lake. All are welcome. Complete dinner (salad, garlic bread and beverages) is $5: ages 6-12 $3; age 5 and under are free. Also serving take-out. To order, call 843-2631 before 6:30 p.m.

David Schultz, Paris resident and builder of Bong State Rec Area accessible cabin, remembered

The Paris resident known to many as the driving force behind bringing an accessible cabin to the Bong State Recreation Area  and as a builder, beloved family member or friend and even Santa to others, died earlier this week. David Schultz, 54, died suddenly at home Monday. Involved in various community service projects through the years, perhaps Schultz’s […]

Units responding to crash on Highway KR in Paris

At 8:37 a.m., Paris Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash on Highway KR about a quarter of a mile east of Highway 45. Dispatch reports that injuries are unknown. UPDATE 8:42 a.m. — Dispatch reports that crash involves a car that is wedged underneath a truck. One […]

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Overnight temp dips below 30

But there is some better weather news over the weekend. The earlier predicted chance of rain for Sunday has disappeared from the National Weather Service forecast , greatly improving trick or treat conditions. For the balance of the forecast after Sunday, temps appear to be topping out around 50 with lows around 35.

The Sharing Center seeking Anonymous Angels

The Sharing Center is seeking Anonymous Angels to help with the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner baskets programs. Anonymous Angels will provide all the necessary and, not so necessary, food items for complete Thanksgiving and Christmas meals; in addition, at Christmas time gifts will be given to all members of the families. “Anonymous Angels” may call […]

One remianing day for leaf collection in Randall

Randall residents will be able to drop off leaves and other small yard waste this Saturday at the Randall Fire Department Station 2 at Highways KD and F. Hours for the collection will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 30. Grass, small twigs, leaves and plants will be accepted. Containers, plastic bags, baskets, boxes and other receptacles may […]

Randall to pay for firefighter physicals

Faced with a state directive to assess some firefighters for respiratory health, the Randall Town Board did that requirement one better and will also have firefighters undergo a physical exam, both paid for by the town. The measure was approved unanimously, but only after extensive discussion about whether the town could afford it in lean financial times. Chairman Bob […]

Units responding to possible burning violation

At 8:36 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units from the Trevor station are responding to a report of a possible burning violation on 269th Avenue. Dispatch reports that furniture may be being burned.

Winds calming but still breezy; chance of rain forecast for Sunday

The winds of the last few days have calmed some today. Right now, Kenosha Airport is recoirding wind in the high teens with gusts of in the low 20s. It’s going to be noticeably cooler today with a forecast high of just 44, says the National Weather Service. Over the last two days, some of the highest […]

Wilmot HS school-wide talent show set for Nov. 13

Wilmot High School Drama Club and Theater Department will present Chaos & Creation, Part III , a school-wide talent show, on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Admission is free, but donations are welcome to support senior students enrolling in Theater Education post-secondary programs. This year’s show includes several singers, dancers, bands, […]

Paris Town Board approves outdoor dining area for Mars Cheese Castle

An outdoor dining area at the new Mars Cheese Castle won approval of the Paris Town Board Tuesday night. The business, located at Highway 142 and Interstate 94, needs a conditional use permit to establish the area, planned for the north end of the building. The board vote on the permit was unanimous, with Chairman Virgil Gentz absent. The […]

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.

Wheatland responding mutual aid to Bohner’s Lake

At 5:28 p.m., Town of  Wheatland Fire Department is responding with a tanker truck to a call for mutual aid in the 33500 block of Lakeshore Dirve, Bohner’s Lake, across the Racine County line. View Larger Map

Power outage hits Wheatland Center School

A power outage at Wheatland Center School this afternoon means the Halloween Family Fun Night, scheduled for tonight, will be postponed to tomorrow. All other details of the event will be the same, a recorded message from the school said.

Deputies responding to reports of road hazards

At 2:32 p.m., deputies are responding to calls about road hazards due to high winds. One report is on Highway JI. Wheatland Fire Department is out at that scene and will be notifying county public works. There also is a report of a tree down in the 34800 block of Highway F. A sheriff’s deputy […]

Salem to host vendor/craft sale Saturday

Salem is hosting a Spooktakular vendor/craft bake sale. The event will by Saturday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Salem Town Hall, 9814 Antioch Road, Salem. There will be bags for the kids to decorate and other crafts for them to make while you shop. Vendors/crafters will represent a wide variety of  merchandise areas. For more information contact Crysti […]

St. Francis to host Fall Festival Nov. 7

St. Francis Xavier Church will host its annual Fall Festival on from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Nov. 7. The event includes a family style turkey dinner and bazaar. Available will be raffles, a variety booth and children’s games. Tickets are $9.50 for adults, $5 for children under 12, $3 for children under 5 […]

Central and Wilmot lose opening football playoff games

Both local high school football teams’ run at the playoffs were short. Central and Wilmot lost in the first round Tuesday nuight. Central was defeated by Milton, 52-14; Wilmot lost to DeForest 35-0.

Paris Town Board receives latest draft of agreement with dragaway

The Paris Town Board has in hand the latest draft of an agreement with Great Lakes Dragaway designed to control certain nuisances associated with the business and avoid the need for the town to enact a formal noise ordinance. Town attorney John Knuteson said the latest agreement contains significant concessions from the dragaway on matters of operating […]

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