Posts from ‘April, 2011’

Paddock Lake celebrates Arbor Day

Paddock Lake celebrated Arbor Day Saturday with a tree planting in Pathway Glen Park. The ceremony helps the village retain its Tree City USA designation. This is the 12th year the village has earned that honor. The ceremony was co-ordinated by village Trustee Karen Harris. The Red Sunset Maple planted at the park was donated by Ludwig […]

Deal of the Day: Luisa’s $25 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 […]

Units responding to report of smoke in Wheatland

At 9:53 a.m., Town of Wheatland Fire and Rescue and Twin Lakes Rescue are responding to a report of smoke coming from a building in the 38700 block of Geneva Road, Wheatland. UPDATE 10:01 a.m. — This was a controlled burn, according to scanner transmissions. View Larger Map

Units responding for burning violation investigation

At about 9:15 p.m., Salem Fire/rescue units are responding to investigate a possible burning violation in the 27900 block of Highway F. Salem. UPDATE 9:35 p.m. — Deputy reports two people found with campfire. No violation. View Larger Map

Organizations team up for Post Prom Parties

The Kenosha Sheriff’s Department announces a partnership with Youth for Christ and the YMCA to host a Post Prom Party for the third year in a row. Prom night can be a dangerous time for students. They don’t want the night to end. Without positive alternatives students can be tempted to attend parties where drugs […]

Units responding to report of crash in Paddock Lake

At 4:10 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a one-vehicle crash on Highway 50 at 236th Avenue, Paddock Lake. Dispatch reports that the car struck a rim in the road. Driver is now having chest pains. UPDATE 4:16 p.m. — Scene is actually about a mile east of 236th Ave. View Larger Map

Magic: The Gathering to be featured at library

Playing of Magic: The Gathering will be featured at the Community Library-Twin Lakes site, 110 S. Lake Ave., Twin Lakes on Saturday, May 14. Use your skills and knowledge to play against others in a friendly game of Magic: The Gathering. The program is for ages 9 and up and will take place from 1 to […]

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 […]

Units responding to report of fire alarm

At 10:22 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue and Randall Fire Department are responding to a report of a fire alarm in the 39400 block of Bloomfield Road, Randall. Dispatch reports that the alarm is coming from a smoke detector. UPDATE 10:27 a.m. — Personnel at scene reports that alarm was set off by sanding […]

Randall changes lawn mowing contractor

After a lengthy discussion and a failed motion to stick with a Wisconsin-based contractor, the Randall Town Board Thursday night awarded a contract for lawn mowing this summer to The Land Group of Woodstock, Illinois. The vote for awarding the contract to The Land Group was 3 to 2 with Supervisors Rose Nolan and Bob Gehring voting […]

Boater’s Safety Course to be offered in Silver Lake

The Silver Lake Water Patrol and the state Department of Natural Resources will conduct a Boater’s Safety Course on May 7 and 8. The course will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Silver Lake Village Hall, 113 S First St., Silver Lake. The class will teach the basics of boating and boating laws and regulations so […]

Kiwanis Jack of Spades drawing pot at $1,120 this week

The Westosha Kiwanis Club Jack of Spades weekly drawing pot stands at $1,120. Tickets for the drawing are $1 and can be purchased at Drifters in Paddock Lake or 75th Street Inn in Salem. The proceeds from the  drawing fund Westosha Kiwanis Club community service projects . This fundraiser has a progressive pot and will […]

Elkhorn man dies in crash in Bristol

An Elkhorn man died in a one-vehicle crash early Wednesday morning in Bristol. Leon Hood, 47, was pronounced dead at the scene by a representative of the Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office, according to Sheriff’s Department . He appeared to be the only occupant of his car. According to Sheriff’s Department reports: Hood’s car was […]

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting in Bristol

The Bristol Chapter of TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets on Monday mornings with weigh-in starting at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting starting at 9 a.m. at the Westosha Senior Center, Highway C east of Highway 45, Bristol. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a nonprofit, noncommercial weight-loss support and wellness education organization with thousands of associate […]

Bristol students collect food for The Sharing Center

As part of their spirit week activities last week, Bristol School students held a food drive to benefit The Sharing Center. Some 850 pounds of food was collected by the students, said Greta Menke a member of The Sharing Center Board of Directors. The food filled up a pick-up truck and the trunk and back […]

Make a sock puppet at the library

Sock Puppets will be the subject of a workshop on Wednesday, May 11 at the Community Library-Twin Lakes site, 110 S. Lake Ave. Twin Lakes. Participants will transform an ordinary sock into an incredible puppet. Clean socks will be provided. The program is for children ages 6 to 8 and will take place from 4 to […]

Units responding to report of barn fire

At 3:59 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue are responding to a report of a barn on fire in the 29200 block of Highway NN, Brighton. UPDATE 4:03 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports that barn is about a half mile off of the road, but fire equipment should be able to access via […]

Justice Department to seek commitment for treatment for Kenosha County man

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced Tuesday that the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a petition under the state’s sexual predator law against a Kenosha County man. The petition was filed on April 25, in Kenosha County Circuit Court and alleges that Thomas Johnson. (DOB 10/26/1946) is a sexually violent person and should be committed […]

Paddock Lake to hold Arbor Day ceremony Saturday

Paddock Lake village Trustee Karen Harris has made the following announcement regarding Arbor Day: Come bring your shovels and help the village of Paddock Lake celebrate Arbor Day and its Tree City USA recertification on Saturday, April 30 at 10 a.m. at Pathway Glen Park,  located on 248th Avenue and 62nd Street. Cookies, coffee and juice will […]

Rep. Ryan met with capacity crowds in Western Kenosha County

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan held listening sessions today in two locations in Western Kenosha County and was met with audiences much larger than customary. As Ryan commented in Paddock Lake, typically he might see a handful of residents turn out for such a session. Today, there were about 70 people in Twin Lakes Village Hall and about 90 […]

Paddock Lake Ryan session at capacity

If you weren’t able to make it into the US Rep. Paul Ryan listening session in Paddock Lake it is being broadcast now on Time-Warner Cable channel. 25. We also will have video from Paddock Lake and Twin Lakes sessions today.

Bristol Village Board votes to reduce trustee seats

The Bristol Village Board on Monday night voted 4 to 2 to reduce the number of trustee seats from 6 to 4 over the next two years. However, the motion, made by Trustee John McCabe, was contingent on a legal review finding no problem with the procedure used by the board. To make the reduction work, the board will […]

O’Connell to return to Salem Town Board

Patrick O’Connell, who narrowly lost his bid for re-election to the Salem Town Board earlier this month, will return to the board after all. Town Chairman Diann Tesar and the Town Board in a 3 to 1 vote appointed O’Connell to fill the supervisor seat Tesar vacated when she won the chairman seat, a press […]

Ryan to host listening sessions Tuesday in Twin Lakes and Paddock Lake

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan has scheduled listening sessions in Twin Lakes and Paddock Lake on Tuesday. Ryan schedule is: Twin Lakes: 11 a.m to noon, Twin Lakes Village Hall, 108 East Main St. Paddock Lake: : 1:30 to 2:30 p.m, Paddock Lake Village Hall, 6969 236th Ave. Later, Ryan is scheduled to appear in Kenosha.

Silver Lake Egg Hunt coverage

The weather was drier this Saturday than last, letting the Silver Lake Easter Egg Hunt go off as planned on its rain date. Children between the ages of 3 and 6 were able to participate. The event is organized by the village. Here are some photos by freelance photographer Earlene Frederick:

Puppet program set for Community Library, Salem

A Puppet Show program will take place Wednesday, April 27 at the Community Library, Salem site, 24615 89th St., Salem. Come join a talented cast of puppets and storytellers at this evening puppet show. After the performance, use the puppets yourself. All ages are welcome. The program will take place from 6:30 to 7 p.m. No registration […]

Riverview extending summer school to non-district enrollment

Silver Lake School District (Riverview School)  Summer School Program balances academic reinforcement classes with a wide variety of enrichment classes sure to meet the needs of all students. Registration began on Monday, April 11 for all resident (and open enrollment) students. This year, Riverview will also allow students from neighboring districts to sign-up for classes beginning on Monday, […]

Lakeland U11 baseball team goes undefeated in tournament

The Lakeland Little League U11 travel baseball team went undefeated in indoor tournament last weekend. The tournament took place at the at the Hitter Sports Plex in Middleton. Game scores were: Merton Mavericks 2, Lakeland 14. Freeport 2,  Lakeland 7. Champion Game Lake Villa 2, Lakeland 4. Team members are: Tanner Peterson, Adam Simmons, Tanner Bykowski, Jack […]

Multiple car accident reported

3:34 p.m. Bristol and Paris Fire and Rescue are reporting to an auto accident on Highway 45 and K involving at least two vehicles, a Silver Intreped and a Dodge Van. One passenger reported with facial injuries. Deputies will be averting traffic from the area.  

Unconscious Teenager

Twin lakes fire and rescue are being dispatched to 461 Hwy F for reports that a teenager has passed out. According to reports from parents, the 16-year-old boy fell, hit his head on the cupboards and passed out. No lacerations reported. Boy is semi-conscious.

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