Posts from ‘June, 2011’

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

At about 8:05 p.m., the National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Kenosha County. The warning is in effect until 8:30 p.m.

Heat advisory issued for Friday

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory that includes Western Kenosha County fro Friday from noon to 8 p.m. High temperatures are expected to reach at least the mid 90s with heat index readings of 100 or over possible. Here’s a previous post we had regarding coping with hot weather.

Deal of the Day: Half off 18 holes at Brighton Dale

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 […]

Wheatland Willing Workers 4-H Club to celebrate 75th anniversary

Wheatland Willing Workers 4-H Club is celebrating its 75th Anniversary on Sunday, July 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. at New Munster Park, 34011 Geneva Road, New Munster (next to the Town of  Wheatland Fire Station). The event will feature food, games, prizes and a silent auction and most importantly fun and fellowship. All Wheatland […]

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 […]

Sheriff’s Department to intensify traffic enforcement July 1-17

To decrease speeding and increase safety belt use, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department will intensify its traffic safety enforcement efforts during the Summer Heat campaign from July 1 to 17. “With more officers patrolling, for longer hours during the Summer Heat campaign, we are striving to get drivers to comply voluntarily with the posted speed […]

Randall Ethics Committee says Nolan was not referring to Halvey in campaign letter

The Randall Ethics Committee, in a split decision, found that Supervisor Rose Nolan was not specifically referring to Supervisor Mark Halvey in a controversial piece of campaign literature she circulated in April. Three of the committee members said they felt the passages in the letter were generic, while two committee members said they felt there was evidence the comments […]

Units responding to smoke alarm

At 12:21 p.m., units from Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue are responding to a report of a smoke alarm in the 29700 block of 41st Street, Brighton. UPDATE 12:23 p.m. – Confirmed false alarm per dispatch. View Larger Map

Wheatland settles on specs for emergency signs

The size and shape of the emergency yard signs to be placed in town yards were approved by the Wheatland Town Board Monday night. The signs are designed to let emergency responders more easily locate individual addresses. They will have uniform appearance and location. Some other area towns have such signs already. The signs agreed […]

Seno to present “Alice in Wonderland” as fundraiser

The Seno Woodland Education Center and Creative Outlets are pleased to present “Alice in Wonderland” Friday, July 15, Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17. All shows are at 7 p.m. This event is a fundraiser for the Seno Woodland Education Center; funds will go the the continued renovation of the barn. Join Alice as […]

Bristol reaffirms smaller Village Board

The Bristol Village Board reaffirmed its intention to slim down from seven members to five in a vote Monday night. The latest ordinance vote was in order to take care of legal details that were not addressed properly in a earlier vote, said Trustee John McCabe, the measure’s chief sponsor. The actual vote of the […]

Brass Ball traffic jams update

I have heard back from two sources that say the state Department of Transportation has told them they will make changes to the traffic signal cycles at Brass Ball Corners that might ease traffic back-ups seen there lately. Temporary signals at the intersection of Highways 50 and 75/83 went online recently. The effect has been that westbound traffic on Highway 50 — […]

“Despicable Me” this week’s Twin Lakes Movie in the Park

Twin Lakes Movies in the Park program continues this Friday with a showing of  “Despicable Me.” Movies begin at dusk (approximately 8:15 p.m. this week). This year, all movies (except the Sept. 9 showing) will be in the Lance Park amphitheater area. Movies also are viewable from boats on the lake. Admission is free. Click here for […]

Caroline Jacobson of Paddock Lake celebrates 100th birthday

Friends, family and government officials helped Paddock Lake resident Caroline Jacobson celebrate her 100th birthday Sunday at a reception at Village Hall. Jacobson cheerfully accepted well wishes from friends, family and neighbors. She also was honored with honorary resolutions from several government bodies, including the state legislature, the county and the village. “I have been […]

Foster Parents needed in Kenosha County

Throughout the nation, there are many children in need of homes on a long-term basis. For that reason, in Kenosha County, as everywhere, many organizations are seeking foster care parents. According to Jessica Marie Scheeler, Community Impact Programs Foster Parent Trainer and Recruiter, there are 95 general foster homes in the county and 115 children […]

Town of Wheatland Fire Department Festival coverage

The 42nd Annual Town of Wheatland Fire Department Festival is taking place this weekend at New Munster Park. Here are some photos of the activities Saturday from freelance photographer Earlene Frederick (put your cursor over the photos for captions): One of the highlights of Saturday was the parade down old Highway 50 through New Munster to the […]

Paddock Lake Independence Day celebration is July 3

The Paddock Lake village government along with the Westosha Kiwanis Club will be hosting a Independence Day bike parade/celebration on July 3. The bike parade will start at McAlonan Park at 10 a.m.,  riding along to Village Hall. All kids will receive a t-shirt and a coupon that will get them a hot dog, bun, bag of […]

Wilmot HS Band earns Summerfest gig through WSMA competition

The band Chase Promenade, from Wilmot High School, recently competed in the WSMA Launchpad Competition in Madison, which is a statewide alternative music competition for Wisconsin high school students who are in bands formed outside of the traditional music classroom ensembles. The band competed in a regional competition on May 13, one of four regional […]

Nature Story Time Hike planned for Pringle

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Nature Story Time Hike: Deer at the Brook, Jim Arnosky on Saturday, July 2, from 1o to 11 a.m. In the story, beside a sparkling clear brook children watch as some deer — a buck, and then a doe and her two fawns — […]

Units responding to report of crash

At 7:47 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department and police are responding to a  report of a crash near 306th avenue and 90th Street. Extent of injuries is unknown. Scene may be in Randall. UPDATE 7:48 p.m. — One vehicle involved. Left road and struck embankment. No one reporting injuries at this time. Scene is directly […]

Watch out for westbound traffic through Paddock Lake on Highway 50

Westbound traffic on Highway 50 was backed up from Brass Ball Corners east to 246th Avenue in Paddock Lake a couple times that I saw today. My amateur opinion is that the problem is the temporary traffic signals at the intersection related to the construction work there and on Highway 75. I have some inquiries out to get the official scoop, but you might work […]

Units responding to crash on Highway C

At about 2:55 p.m., fire and police units are responding to a report of a rollover crash in the 15000 block of Highway C, Bristol. Flight for Life medical transport helicopter has been called to the scene. Estimated time of arrival 3:20 p.m. UPDATE 3:18 p.m. — Flight for Life on the ground at local landing zone. […]

Randall won’t have spring clean-up day

Randall will not host a spring clean-up day this year where residents can dispose of large — or large amounts — of  trash, as the town has done in the recent past. The reason is a tight budget in which no money was specifically set aside to pay for the dumpsters used for the clean-up, said Supervisor […]

Units responding to report of rollover crash

At 6:32 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a rollover crash in the 13800 block of Highway CJ, Bristol. Dispatch reports that the vehicle is on its roof and the occupants are out. View Larger Map

Progress Days Parade seeking entries

The Progress Days Parade Committee would like to extend an invitation to you to be in its parade. This year will be the festival’s 42nd year. The date is July 10. The theme for this year is: Bristol: United We Stand 2011! The parade starting time is 12:30 p.m.  and organizers hope to have you in line […]

A word from our sponsors: MSA sprints this week at Wilmot Raceway

The Wilmot Raceway expects another big field this Saturday. Coming off one of the largest car counts any track in the Midwest had last Saturday, this Saturday, June 25 has the Midwest Sprint Car Association winged warriors featured. The MSA is usually found competing weekly at Manitowoc and Plymouth, however this week Wilmot is pleased […]

Salem School Board looking for community committee members

The Salem Grade School Board of Education is looking for persons interested in being community members on their committees. The committees that are looking for community members are as follows: Finance, Education Review, Policy and Buildings & Grounds. Interested persons should send a letter of interest to David Milz, district administrator, and board President Shane […]

Bandits 14U Black take second at northern Illinois tournament

The Bordertown Bandits 14U Black team took 2nd at the Northern IL Lightning Class “A” softball tournament in Elgin, IL on June 17-19. Team members are: Jessica Spahn, Heidi Holmstrom, Kennedy Clanton, Taylor Schlitz, Dani Sychowski, Hailey Jester, Sarah Littleton, Haley Spoerl, Lauren Clark, Kayla Konwent, Miranda Page, Hannah Craig  and Amara Leith. Manager is Rick Spoerl and coaches […]

Units responding to crash on Highway 45

At 9:45 p.m, Bristol Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in about the 11300 block of Highway 45, Bristol. Dispatch says vehicle and trailer may have rolled over, but are not blocking traffic. UPDATE 9:49 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports vehicle is empty. View Larger Map

A word from our sponsors: 100 cars plus jet rocket school bus heat up Wilmot Raceway

Paul Stender’s World Record holding jet powered School Bus and Jeep entertained the big crowd at intermission during Antioch Night at Wilmot Raceway last Saturday. Here is some video of Stender melting a stack of cars with his jet powered school bus: One hundred cars in five divisions jammed the pits. The top five finishers in each […]

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