Posts from ‘February, 2011’

UW-Extension hosting Quickbooks for farmers workshop

Are you interested in learning how to use Quickbooks computer software for your farm financial recordkeeping? Or build upon what you already do know? The University of Wisconsin-Extension Center for Dairy Profitability and UW-River Falls are offering a beginning hands-on workshop using Quickbooks in Jefferson on Friday, March 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]

Units responding to report of rollover crash

At 7:33 a.m., units from Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue are responding to a report of crash at Highways 50 and P. Dispatch reports that one vehicle is rolled over. Injuires are being reported. UPDATE 7:36 a.m. — Dispatch reports crash may be in Walworth County. UPDATE 7:40 a.m. — Dispatch reports crash […]

Pringle to host reading of Dr. Suess’ “The Lorax”

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave. (Highway MB), Bristol will be holding a Nature Story Time Hike: The Lorax by Dr. Seuss on Saturday, March 5, 10 to 11 a.m. The perennial favorite of kids and parents since it was published in 1971 will be read. Inspired by the “save our planet” mindset of the […]

County under winter weather advisory

Kenosha County is under a winter weather advisory until 6 a.m. Monday. Conditions overnight could include rain, freezing rain, icing and snow — maybe 1 to 3 inches of accumulation — the National Weather Service says.

Recall Wirch holds rally; Wirch supporters demonstrate outside

The organizers of the recall state Sen. Robert Wirch campaign held a rally at The Brat Stop Saturday. John Capra, a Salem resident who attended the rally, said about 650 people attended. Meanwhile, at the entrance to the business, supporters of Wirch marched with signs expressing their support for Wirch. The recall campaign began in earnest Thursday. The group estimates they need to gather some 18,000 signatures in the […]

UW-Extension Spring Garden Seminar in Paddock Lake on March 12

A “Spring Into Gardening Seminar” will be held Saturday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Central High School, 24617 75th St. (Highway 50), Paddock Lake. The day-long seminar features a choice of 18 gardening classes. Topics include vegetable gardening, fruit tree care and grafting, rain gardens, seed starting, flower gardening and more. […]

St. Alphonsus to host fish boil March 11

St. Alphonsus eighth grade class will be hosting a Fish Boil on Friday, March 11 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Parish Center, 6301 344th Ave., New Munster. Advanced tickets are available in the school office. Ticket prices: Adults (12 & older) $10 in advance, $10.50 at the door, […]

Special Olympics Polar Plunge 2011 coverage

Hundreds of warm-blooded souls — including several from Western Kenosha County — were freezin’ for a reason at the 2011 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics at Lake Andrea in Pleasant Prairie Saturday. Plungers collected pledges in exchange for a plunge into the icy water. All the money raised goes to support Special Olympics, including participants throughout Kenosha County. Special […]

Group for grieving children to resume in Twin Lakes Feb. 28

MargaretAnn’s Place, Wisconsin’s Center of Hope for Grieving Children, is pleased to announce that their Peer Support/Education Group for grieving children and their families residing in Western Kenosha and Racine counties will resume on Feb. 28 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Twin Lakes. The group will continue to meet bi-weekly on the second […]

Lakeland travel baseball team to host dodgeball tournament

The Lakeland Little League 10U Travel Baseball Team is sponsoring its first annual dodgeball tournament at Riverview School in Silver Lake from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 5. The age groups will be 8-9;10-11; 12-13; 14-15; 16+ and an adult division (30+). The entry fee is $30 per six-person team. For an […]

Wilmot High School presenting West Side Story this weekend

This year’s musical at Wilmot High School will be West Side Story, one of the most famous American productions in theater history. Wilmot teacher Lance Haas, the show’s director, said, “”All schools have outstanding soloists, but Wilmot is able to present an outstanding CAST. The West Side Story cast is filled with great singers and actors, […]

Deal of the Day: $100 Epic Audio gift certificate for half price

Have you heard about our new feature at westofthei.com? We call it Deal of the Day and it will offer you great values on goods and services from local businesses. Here’s how it works. We offer a gift certificate or gift card from a local business for half price of its face value. For example, you get […]

Salem residents witness last Discovery launch

Salem residents Jackie Ciesla and Chris Gustafson were able to witness firsthand the launch of space shuttle Discovery in Titusville, Florida. It was the last launch for Discovery. The duo parked at the south end of the Kennedy Space Center Parkway Draw Bridge to get a good vantage point. Here are some photos that Jackie […]

Roundabout proposed for Highways C and MB intersection

View Larger Map A proposed reworking of the intersection of county Highways MB and C in Bristol includes a roundabout, the county executive’s office said in a meeting announcement today. A public information meeting on this project will be held on Thursday, March 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Hearing Room at the Kenosha County Center […]

Lakeland Little League seeking team sponsors

Lakeland Little League is looking for team sponsors for the 2011 season. If you would like your name on the back of uniform shirts of one of teams please download the sponsor form (available here),  and return. If you have questions, contact Rich Edwards at 262-498-2040 or e-mail Kerry Burnett at burnett914@yahoo.com

Wilmot Expo photos

Did you miss Wilmot High School’s Expo last week? The annual event serves as a showcase for incoming students and their parents of what life at Wilmot is all about. It’s not quite the same as being there, but click here to see a great assortment of photos from the event.

Kenosha County municipalities eligible for blizzard cost assistance

The state has determined that  Kenosha County has exceeded the threshold needed for public assistance for the Ground Hog Day Blizzard, the county’s Emergency Management Office has announced. This determination means federal reimbursement could be made available to local governmental bodies — county, municipal, schools, some non-profits. As a result, FEMA has been asked to […]

Effort to force Wirch recall election begins

An effort to gather enough signatures of 22nd Senate District residents to force a recall election for state Sen. Robert Wirch has begun. Dan Hunt, the chairman of recall exploratory committee, announced Thursday afternoon in Wirch’s hometown of Pleasant Prairie that the group has 60 days to gather approximately 18,000 signatures of district residents 18 or older, who may […]

Randall electors approve spending for road improvements

Randall residents in attendance at a special meeting Thursday night overwhelming approved the town borrowing $3 million to conduct an extensive repair program for town roads. The action will allow the village to exceed the tax levy cap to repay the funding borrowed from the state trust fund. Interest paid will be 3.75 percent. By taking on the major program, […]

Polar Plunge for Special Olympics is Saturday

People tough enough to brave the icy Wisconsin waters in February — and those who aren’t but still want to support a good cause — will be participating in the Special Olympics Polar Plunge this Saturday, Feb. 26 at Lake Andrea in Pleasant Prairie. The Polar Plunge is the largest fundraising effort benefiting Special Olympics Wisconsin […]

Snow likely tonight

More snow is in the forecast for tonight — perhaps as much as 1 to 3 inches, says the National Weather Service. Then the chance for a variety of precipitation continues through Monday. The greatest possibility is Sunday night, with a 70 percent chance of rain or snow or sleet or a mix thereof.

Wirch on Walker after “Koch” call: We don’t trust him

State Sen. Robert Wirch, the Democrat who represents most of Kenosha County in the State Senate, was quoted extensively in a Huffington Post story on Scott Walker’s phone call with a reporter posing as a well-known ultra-conservative businessman. Wirch says the phony call was useful in a couple of ways. One, the Democratic senators now know some of the […]

Ruzicki is new Salem School Board member

Kirsten Ruzicki has been appointed to the Salem School Board. Ruzicki was sworn in at a special meeting Wednesday night. She is filling a vacancy left by the resignation of Jim Gere, who moved out of the district. Ruzicki, who served on the board in the past, will be the board’s deputy clerk.

County Board opposes Walker budget plan on bargaining

The Kenosha County Board adopted a resolution Tuesday opposing Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to reduce collective bargaining power for state employees to only wages as a way to address anticipated budget deficits. The resolution passed 19-9. The marathon meeting saw a packed audience section and multiple citizens expressing their views. Here’s some video of opinions from citizens at the […]

Paris asked to help with cemetery

View Larger Map The Paris town government has received a request to help with the Paris Lutheran Cemetery. Representatives of the cemetery have approached the town about helping maintain the cemetery, said town attorney Timothy Driscoll. The cemetery is located on Highway A, east of 144th Avenue. Driscoll explained that if the cemetery is ultimately abandoned, the town would likely — under state […]

Wirch recall effort being explored

Sen. Bob Wirch Several media outlets are reporting that state Sen. Bob Wirch, who represents most of Kenosha County, is the subject of a recall effort. If this proceeds, you might be asked to sign a petition. To get a recall on the ballot, 15,000 signatures would have to be collected within 60 days. UPDATE […]

Units responding to Trevor School for supervisory alarm

At 1:44 p.m., units from Salem Fire/Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a supervisory alarm at Trevor Grade School. UPDATE 1:52 p.m. — Deputy arriving on scene says no signs of fire are showing from the outside. UPDATE 2:05 p.m. — A deputy reports alarm was false. View Larger Map

Central vs. Wilmot girls basketball photo

Central and Wilmot high schools girls basketball teams played each other Tuesday at Wilmot. Wilmot prevailed 44 to 41. Here are some photos of the action by freelance photographer Earlene Frederick:

Units responding for report of gas smell

At 10:12 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department personnel are responding to the 800 block of Shore Drive for a report of a natural gas smell at a meter. UPDATE 10:18 a.m. — We Energies crew also responding. View Larger Map

Christ Lutheran to host spaghetti dinner

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will take place Wednesday, March 2, 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 ($5). To order, call 843-2631 before 6:30 p.m.

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