Posts from ‘January, 2012’

Randall boys basketball teams win a pair of games versus Lakewood

The Randall School boys teams had a good day today versus Lakewood Schools. Both the Randall and A and B teams defeated Lakewood in the in the Randall gym. Note: Thanks to Paul Brown Jr. for the info and the photos. 

Units responding for possible gas leak

At 5:38 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department is responding to a report of a possible a gas leak in the 600 block of Barry Road.

Units responding to report of crash on Highway 45

At 1:22 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding to a report of a crash on Highway 45 north of Highway V, Bristol. Dispatch reports: One person reporting neck pain; vehicle is about 50 feet off the road with one set of wheels in a pond. View Larger Map

Very few reported feeling earthquake

View Larger Map The above map shows (green arrow) the epicenter of the Jan. 30, 2012 earthquake. Did you feel the earthquake last night? Me neither. But don’t feel bad. For all the stir today, it doesn’t seem many people felt, or at least were alarmed, by the event. A 2.4 magnitude earthquake centered in McHenry, Illinois occurred about 9:55 […]

Deal of the Day: $25 Cabana Tan gift certificate for half off

Have you heard about our feature at West of the I called Deal of the Day? It offers 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 a $50 […]

Road hazard: Chair in road on Highway AH

At about 8:03 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a road hazard on Highway AH west of 216th Avenue. Dispatch says that a metal chair is reportedly in the road. View Larger Map

Maiter achieves Eagle Scout rank

Shaun Maiter’s Eagle Scout Ceremony was held at Salem United Methodist Church on Jan. 17. Shaun is son of Leslee and Tim Maiter. The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest honor attainable through the Boy Scouts of America Shaun, a member of Troop 328, got started with Scouting in 1998 as a Tiger Scout. Shaun […]

High temperature to top 50 today

The National Weather Service is forecasting a high temperature of 54 degrees today. That warmth will be tempered a bit by winds around 15 mph with gusts as high as 25 mph. Highs the balance of the week are not expected to get below 40 until Saturday’s 38.

Earthquake in Illinois felt here

View Larger Map The above map shows (green arrow) the epicenter of the Jan. 30, 2012 earthquake. There was a minor earthquake in Illinois last night that some people in Wester Kenosha County reported feeling. The quake registered 2.4 magnitude and happened just before 10 p.m. The quake was centered at McHenry, Illinois. Those reporting to the U.S. Geological […]

Christ Lutheran to host spaghetti dinner Feb. 1

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will take place Wednesday, Feb. 1, 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 $6: ages 6-12 $3; age 5 and under are free. Also serving take-out ($6, without beverage). To order, call 843-2631 between 4:30 […]

Student from Silver Lake performed in Marquette production

Kerry John Kerros performed in Marquette University’s presentation of If You Take a Mouse to School. Kerros is a Freshman Theatre Arts major in the College of Communication and is from Silver Lake. Kerros performed as a bus driver and coach. “Working on theater for young audience productions is an important part of the training […]

Report of pig at large in Paddock Lake

At about 6 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy responded to a report of a pig walking down the street in the 6000 block of 241st Avenue, Paddock Lake. That’s not far from westofthei.com headquarters so I thought I’d take a look for myself. I think I saw a raccoon on 246th Avenue, but no pig.

Units responding for crash on Highway P

At 7:49 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue and Twin Lakes Police are responding to a report of a single vehicle crash in the 12400 block of Highway P. Dispatch reports that a vehicle hit a pole. A first responder on the scene reported to dispatch that no one was trapped in the vehicle. An ambulance was sent to […]

Acuna achieves Eagle Scout rank

Hector Acuna’ Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony was held at Salem United Methodist Church on Jan. 21. Hector is the son of Mary Acuna. The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest honor attainable through the Boy Scouts of America Hector is a member of Troop 328 in Salem. During his time in By […]

Deal of the Day: Half off Luisa’s $25 gift card

Have you heard about our feature at West of the I called Deal of the Day? It offers 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 a $50 […]

Units responding to report of crash in Brighton

At 1:30 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in about the 2600 block of Highway X, Brighton. A white pick-up truck is involved. It reportedly left the roadway and hit a tree. Driver is out of the truck and conscious and breathing but  “a little banged up,” […]

Missing pets: Brown and black corgi

A female black and brown corgi is missing from its home in the 25200 block of 60th Street, Salem. The dog was last seen Sunday at the home. If you have the dog, or any information about its whereabouts, call Josh at 262-308-3968. UPDATE 10:03 p.m. — Dog found and back home.

Units responding to a report of crash in Paris

At 9:21 a.m., Paris Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash along Hihgeay 45 about a mile south of Highway 142, Paris. Dispatch reports that one vehicle is involved. Vehicle left the road and may have crashed through a fence. Minor injuries being reported.

Just under an inch of snow

We got just under an inch of snow accumulation overnight at West of the I headquarters — 7/8ths of an inch to be exact. Fluffy stuff too. There’s a chance of flurries today and a 20 percent chance of more snow tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service forecast. The good news jis that starting […]

Units responding for report of crash in Paris

At 8:52 a.m., sheriff’s deputies and Paris Fire and Rescue are responding to a report of a crash in the 19600 block of Highway N, Paris. Dispatch reports that one vehicle is off the road and in the ditch. Report is Fromm a passerby.

Snow falling

At about 10:38 p.m., snow is falling outside of westofthei.com headquarters. The National Weather Service forecast says up to about an inch could accumulate overnight, with less than a half inch of accumulation Sunday.

National History Day at Trevor-Wilmot School coverage

Parents, community members and students filled the halls of Trevor-Wilmot School Wednesday night to catch a glimpse of over 50 historical figures in a National History Day: A Night at the Museum event. Visitors were treated to one-on-one information explained by Cleopatra, George Washington, and Amelia Earhart, just to name a few. This year’s 7th graders […]

Paris B Team Basketball tournament photo

Paul Brown Jr. submitted this photo from last night at the B team Basketball Tournament at Paris Grade School. This game pitted Randall vs. Paris. Paris won 25-21.

Salem School Celebration coverage

Salem School held its annual celebration Thursday evening. The event serves as a showcase of some of the activities that go on at the school. This year’s event had a western theme. A highlight is always the staff performance that closes out the festivities. Here’s some video of this year’s performance, which starts off with principals Ben Walshire […]

Twin Lakes-Randall Recreation girls softball registration is Saturday

Registration for Twin lakes-Randall Recreational Girls Softball will be Sat., Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon, at Lakewood School, Twin Lakes. The program is for girls in grades 4th-12th. All home games are played at Bassett Park. More information and a registration form are available here.

Boy Scout troop to host Super Bowl Sunday breakfast

Boy Scout Troop 328 from Salem is hosting a pancake breakfast and silent auction on Sunday, Feb. 5, (Super Bowl Sunday). The breakfast will be held at the Salem Grade School located at the corner of Highways 83 and AH in Salem. Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. The menu consists of […]

Lakeland Little League registration at office this Saturday

Interested individuals can register at the Lakeland Little League Office on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon for the upcoming baseball/softball season. The office is located at 18015 60th. St., Bristol. You can also still register on-line at http://www.eteamz.com/lakelandll/. You can download the form also on our website and take it to the office. To […]

Former Chairman Lauren Fox appointed to Randall Town Board

Former town Chairman Lauren Fox was appointed Thursday by the Randall Town Board to the supervisor #1 seat vacated by Rose Nolan in November. In recommending Fox’s appointment, Chairman Bob Stoll said he was proposing a woman with substantial experience with town government. “I think she would be very, very good,” Stoll said. Supervisor Bob Gehring seemed to object to the abruptness of […]

Zuckowski Memorial Ice Derby coming to Benedict and Tombeau Feb. 11

The Mike Zukowski Memorial Ice Derby will take place on Lakes Benedict and Tombeau, Saturday, Feb. 11, from 7 a.m. to noon. There will be prizes for Largest Fish of the Day in the categories of  walleye,  bass and northern pike. Raffle tickets will be available at the event only. Lunch will be from noon to 1 […]

Barn fire overnight in Bristol

Bristol Fire Department firefighters and sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a barn fire late Wednesday night. The barn was located in the 12200 block of 136th Ave., Bristol. The report of the fire was received at about 10:30 p.m. The pole barn housed a snowmobile,  a motorcycle, tools and welding equipment. The welding equipment had been used earlier in […]

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