Posts from ‘March, 2011’

Units responding to report of grass fire in Brighton

At 8:13 p.m., Salem Fire and Rescue and a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a grass fire along Highway 75 near Highway NN, Brighton. UPDATE 8:14 p.m. — Deputy on scene says fire is small and may only need a grass rig to be extinguished. UPDATE 8:17 p.m. — Deputy reports that […]

Kenosha County Bomb Squad assists in Walworth County

Members of the Kenosha County Bomb Squad assisted the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department with some found dynamite today. A contractor digging near a home foundation in Lake Geneva, just south of the Wal-Mart there, unearthed nine metal tubes that appeared to be dynamite, information from KCSD said. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad responded at around 11 […]

Kenosha County ranks 61st and 57th in Wis. in UW health report

Kenosha County ranked 61st out of 72 counties in Health Outcomes and 57th in Health Factors, according to the new County Health Rankings report released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Kenosha County Health Department said in a news release. The rankings have ranked the health of Wisconsin counties annually […]

Local youth wrestlers do well at state

The WI Wrestling Federation held the WWF Kids Folkstyle State Tournament at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26, Over 2,000 youth wrestlers competed by invitation. Eight youth wrestlers from the Stateline Wildcats Wrestling Club, Wilmot, earned the honor as State Qualifiers to compete. Two Wildcats wrestlers made it to the finals and placed. […]

Candidate reports missing yard signs to Sheriff’s Department

One of the write-in candidates for the single available seat on the Paris School Board reported to the Sheriff’s Department this week that 11 of 20 yards signs he placed late last week are now missing. Doug Boss of Paris said he placed the signs Friday and Saturday. When he went back to maintain them Tuesday, 11 were missing. A Sheriff’s Department report […]

Mailboxes vandalized in Rock Lake area

Several residents of the Rock Lake area reported damage to their mailboxes that apparently took place Sunday night or early Monday morning. A spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department said the incidents appear to be isolated to that area. At least five incidents were reported to the Sheriff’s Department Monday, according to department reports. The reports […]

Units responding to report of crash

At about 2:10 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 12200 block of Rock Lake Road, Rock Lake. View Larger Map

Two found guilty at trial for Brighton murder, break-in

Two of the men charged with the murder of a Brighton resident in a home invasion in October 2009 were found guilty by a Circuit Court jury Tuesday in Kenosha. Teddy W. Bieker  and John M. Navigato each were charged with first degree intentional homicide, burglary and two counts of armed robbery. They are scheduled to be sentenced […]

Lake Shangri-la residents to get new streetlight

View Larger Map The Bristol Village Board approved a request from several citizens to place a streetlight in the 11800 block of 214th Avenue in the Lake Shangri-la neighborhood. A petition requesting the light, signed by over 100 people, was presented at an earlier meeting. Village administrator Randy Kerkman said utility company We Energies will install the light […]

Wheatland passes ordinance for Lilly Lake launch fee

View Larger Map The Wheatland Town Board on Monday approved an ordinance setting a fee for using the Lilly Lake boat launch, starting this boating season. The daily fee will be $7 and the annual $28, said town Clerk Sheila Siegler. The Department of Natural Resources also will have to approve of the fee amount. DNR regulations require […]

Deal of the Day: Ruth’s Hairlines gift card for half off

Have you heard about our new feature at West of the I? 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 […]

Bristol FD to get new grass rig

The Bristol Fire Department had two key parts of a new grass rig approved by the Village Board Monday night. The board unanimously approved a bid for a truck service body for the rig for $9,600 and a hydraulic drive generator for $10,000. The entire truck is expected to cost about $65,000, fire Chief Peter Parker said. The new truck will […]

Bristol agrees to to boundary, sewer agreements with Salem

The Bristol Village Board approved two agreements with Salem Monday that will fix the border between the municipalities and likely lower sewer rates for some Bristol residents. Salem recently approached Bristol about a boundary agreement, Bristol administrator Randy Kerkman said. Salem, a town, potentially became an annexation target when Bristol became a village in 2009. […]

Units responding to call on Winfield Road

At 9:19 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are being called to the station to respond to a call on Winfield Road. Flight for Life medical transport helicopter may also be responding to the scene. UPDATE 9:25 p.m. — Flight for Life cancelled. UPDSATE 9:50 p.m. — Dispatch reports that the incident involved a woman who fell between a wall and a […]

Units responding for struck gas line

At 1:52 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a struck gas line in the 26600 block of 103rd Place, Camp Lake. Dispatch reports: Contractor struck line. It is not known if it is leaking gas. No one is at home and the contractor is having a neighbor evacuate. We Energies has been notified. View Larger […]

Temps to plunge down into the teens tonight

I was just outside and saw a few snowflakes. “Man,” I thought, “winter just doesn’t seem to be giving up this year.” Then I looked at the National Weather Service forecast and I knew that was true. Temps tonight could dip down into the low teens for a high. There’s no snow predicted for the next few […]

Church offering babysitting on April Saturdays

Wilmot United Methodist Church invites you to enjoy an evening out while they baby sit your children. The service is available from 6 to 10 p.m. at the church, 11425 Fox River Road, Wilmot, on the following Saturdays: April 2; April 16 and April 30. Price is $10 per child a night (not to exceed $25 per […]

Randall property to be re-valued this year

The Randall Town Board has approved a revaluation of the property within the town this year. The town has not had a revaluation done since 2007, Rocco Vita, the town’s statutory assessor, told the Town Board at a meeting Thursday night. In the past, a revaluation would likely mean most taxpayers would see an increase in their property’s […]

Units responding to rollover on I-94

At 10:24 a.m., Paris Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a rolled over SUV in the southbound lanes of I-94 south of Highway 142, Paris. UPDATE 10:34 a.m. — Crash is on the on-ramp for Highway 158 at the West Frontage Road. Person is trapped in car, but is […]

Lakes Area Expo 2011 coverage

Area residents were able to check out the products and services of multiple business — and have other fun too — at the Lakes Area Busines Expo held Saturday at Wilmot High School. The event, in its seventh year, is organized by the Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association. Here are some photos from the day:

UW School of Medicine to survey area residents

The Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW), is the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s new statewide research project. Every year, SHOW meets with Wisconsin residents from all over the state to measure their health. This spring, the survey teams will visit households in the Kenosha area. SHOW surveyors will knock […]

A word from our sponsors: Hartnell Chevy awards Cruze won by Conan fan

Brittany Stalker wasn’t really in the market for a car. But when she saw the promotions for a Conan O’Brien TV show giveaway of 20 pine air fresheners – contained in a new Chevy Cruze car by the way — she thought she’d enter. And she did. But that was a lucky entry because she was one of the […]

Come visit westofthei.com at Lakes Area Expo

Come visit the westofthei.com crew — and a whole lot of other area business and organizations — at The 2011 Lakes Area Business Expo will be held on today, at Wilmot Union High School. The Expo will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2 or $1 with a non-perishable food item. All […]

Paddock Lake Area Lions hosting annual flower sale

The Paddock Lake Area Lions Club is again selling flowers. A dozen roses all one color, or a dozen roses in a rainbow of colors, or a bouquet of mixed flowers can be purchased for just $17 each. The flowers will be delivered on Wednesday, April 27,  to anywhere in Kenosha County and parts of Racine County Orders will be […]

Salem offering boaters safety course

Salem is offering a boaters safety course April 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $20. This course is required for persons born after 1988. The certificate will allow anyone over the age of 12 years to operate a watercraft legally. Interested persons may register at the Town Hall, 9814 Antioch Road (Highway […]

Wilmot HS placed on national AP Achievement List

Wilmot Union High School District is one of fewer than 400 school districts in the nation being honored by the College Board with a place on its AP® Achievement List for opening AP classroom doors to a significantly broader pool of students, while maintaining or improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or […]

Randall passes on pumping moratorium during bowl testing.

View Larger Map The Randall Town Board, in a split vote, rejected a request from the Benedict/Tombeau Lake Management District for a 60-day moratorium on storm water discharge from the Nippersink Bowl. The district sought the moratorium to give a private contractor it hired time to test water in the bowl for possible adverse qualities […]

Units responding to Trevor School for fall

At 2:39 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to Trevor School for a report of a fall. Dispatch reports that patient is a 53-year-old woman who fell in the gym while rollerskating. She is conscious and breathing.

Eight Stateline Wildcats youth wrestlers moving on to state

On Saturday, March 12, the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation (youth wrestling) held a regional tournament in Lake Geneva, where over 500 youth wrestlers competed. Nineteen youth wrestlers from the Stateline Wildcats Wrestling Club, Wilmot, gave it their all to “Shoot for State.” The following wrestlers placed second in their competitions and will be competing at the […]

Salem School District and support staff reach agreement

An agreement between the Salem School District Board of Education and Salem School support staff has been reached. The board and the staff’s representatives made it official at a special board meeting held Tuesday evening. This is not an extension of an agreement like some other districts around the state have done with their teachers and support […]

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