Posts from ‘May, 2012’

Bristol adopts new zoning ordinance

A village adopting a new zoning ordinance. Sounds like pretty dull stuff right? But in the case of the fairly new village of  Bristol that action taken this week had more significance than just a routine updating of a law full of arcane details. It allowed the village of Bristol to deliver on some changes sought by constituents that […]

A word from our sponsors: Wilmot Raceway results for May 26

Note: Wilmot Raceway is a westofthei.com sponsor. Tommy Sexton celebrated his victory with a wheel stand down the backstretch at Wilmot Raceway after taking the A-main during the fourth event of the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints season at Wilmot Raceway May 26. Sexton had every reason to celebrate as taking a feature win so […]

Central boys golfers recognized as Academic All-State honorees

The Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin has announced that Mark LaMeer, Brent Wagner, Luke Millhouse and John Lynch of Central High School are Academic All-State honorees for the boys’ golf season that just concluded. Students are nominated by GCAW member coaches if they meet the following criteria: 1) A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5, 2) […]

Lakewood School’s Second Annual 5K Run/Walk is Saturday

Lakewood School’s Second Annual 5K Run/Walk will be held this Saturday, June 2 at 8 a.m., starting at Lakewood School in Twin Lakes. Registration is still open and can be done at the event’s website, where there also is complete info about the course and more. The money raised will benefit a technology upgrade at […]

Deal of the Day: Bristol Hair Shoppe $40 gift card 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 […]

Paris School mathletes visit state Capitol

Paris School Gifted and Talented math competition students visited the State Capitol last week. The students, accompanied by parent chaperones and Junior High Math Teacher Brittany Heller, were in Madison for a math competition. Post-competition, they joined state Rep.  Samantha Kerkman for a Capitol tour and gathered on the observation deck for a photo.

Deal of the Day: Heidi’s Bakery $10 gift card 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 […]

Twin Lakes Fire Department to host blood drive

The Twin Lakes Fire Department and Rescue Squad will host a community blood drive in partnership with the BloodCenter of Wisconsin on Monday, June 18, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The drive will be held at the Twin Lakes Fire House at 236 E. Main St., Twin Lakes. About 1 in 5 people entering […]

Job’s Daughters Bethel 79 holding a bake sale June 2

Job’s Daughters Bethel 79 is holding a bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 2, at Lakeside Sentry, 25300 75th St., Paddock Lake. Homemade baked goods will be on sale for 50 cents to $2. The sale benefits the scholarship fund for Wisconsin Job’s Daughters and Bethel 79, which meets in Bristol and […]

Salem School murals unveiled at Salem Town Hall

Four murals created by Salem School fifth grade art classes were officially unveiled today at Salem Town Hall. The murals are intended to permanently hang in the large meeting room at Town Hall. Salem art teacher Christina Schatmeyer said the school was approached by town officials about creating art for the formerly rather drab meeting […]

Paddock Lake weed harvester awaiting repairs for damage

The aquatic weed harvester that the village of Paddock Lake uses to remove excessive plant growth from its namesake lake is not able to be used while it awaits repairs. Damage to the harvester was discovered Monday morning when a village employee went to use the equipment. What exactly caused the damage is not yet known, said village […]

Units responding for report of crash in Randall

At 3:07 p.m., Randall Fire Department, Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 10600 block of Highway KD (336 Avenue). A pick-up truck struck a tree but then continued southbound, dispatch reported. Crash was reported by a bystander. Fire and rescue units […]

Deal of the Day: Scully’s $10 gift card 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 […]

Go Native Native Plant Sale Expo at Seno Woodland Education Center June 2

The Go Native Native Plant Sale Expo will take place June 2, from 9 a.m. to  3 p.m. at the Seno Woodland Education Center, 3606 Dyer Lake Road, Wheatland. Thousands of native plants for sun, shade, wet, dry and in between will be available for purchase. Need plants for birds and butterflies? They will be […]

Twin Lakes Memorial Day parade and ceremony coverage

American Legion Post 544 in Twin Lakes hosted its annual Memorial Day services and parade on Monday. The day began with a Memorial Service at Mound Prairie Cemetery starting at 9 a.m., followed by a Memorial Service at St. John’s Church at 9:30 a.m. The parade through Twin Lakes began at 11 a.m. and worked […]

Silver Lake Memorial Day ceremony and parade coverage

The Annual Silver Lake Schultz-Hahn American Legion Post #293 Memorial Day Parade and ceremony was held today The parade began at 9 a.m. at Riverview School, made its way down Cogswell Drive, wound through downtown and headed back to the school. Immediately afterwards there was a ceremony  in the parking lot of the Legion Hall […]

Units responding for arcing wires in Twin Lakes

At 3:27 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and police officers are responding to a report of arcing wires in the 130 block of Richter Court, Twin Lakes. View Larger Map

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for most of Wisconsin, including Kenosha County. The watch is in effect until 8 p.m. Some of the storms passing through the area are expected to produce hail and strong winds. UPDATE 5:13 p.m. — Have had some rain for a while in Paddock Lake, […]

Randall Fire Station antenna repaired — way up there!

Work was being done on the Randall Fire Station Number 2 communications antenna last weekend (May 20). The antenna has had somewhat of a rough past. It has been hit by lightning twice.

Units responding for report of burning

At 10 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue are responding to a repor of a possible burning violation in the 800 block of Manor Drive, Silver Lake. Dispatch reports that burning is allegedly a pile of wood in a side yard. UPDATE 10:05 p.m. — First fire unit reports small burning pile. […]

Units responding for report of possible crash

At 9:35 p.m., sheriff’s deputies and Silver Lake Rescue and Salem Fire/Rescue are responding to a report of a crash in the area of 308th Avenue and Highway NN, Brighton. Caller said they heard tire squealing and screaming, dispatch says. UPDATE 9:38 p.m. — Deputy has found crash and reports that injuries appear to be […]

Units responding for report of motorcycle crash

At 8:56 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue are responding to a report of a motorcycle crash in the 33200 block of 75th Street, Lilly Lake area of Wheatland. Motorcyclist may have struck a tree. UPDATE 9:01 p.m. — Dispatch syays correct location now is 7500 block of Lilly Lake Road. […]

Salem School art projects to have openings this week

This will be a big week for art students at Salem School with two major projects having openings. On May 29, murals which fifth grade students have been working on for display at Salem Town Hall will be officially unveiled to the public. The opening, which is open to the public, will take place from 6 […]

Deal of the Day: Half off 18 holes at Petrifying Springs or Brighton Dale golf course

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 […]

Units responding for report of boat fire

At 2:32 p.m., Silver Lake Police and Silver Lake Fire Department units are responding to a report of a fire on a boat on Silver Lake. Dispatch says boat is being towed to village launch. First police officer on scene says no flames seen.

Units responding for report of motorcycle crash in Brighton

At 12:58 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a motorcycle crash on Highway J just north of Highway 142 in Brighton. Dispatch says the motorcycle is in a ditch and female is complaining of a back injury. View Larger Map

Wandering cows reported

At about 12:20 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of loose cows in the area of the 30600 block of 117th St. Person reporting the cows said they were headed east toward the river. View Larger Map

Temp top be mid-summer hot Sunday

Ready for mid-summer like heat? Ready or not that’s what the National Weather Service says we’re in for Sunday. The high temperature for Sunday hereabouts is forecast for 95. How’s that for Memorial Day weekend weather? I’d say it’s more like Fourth of July. The high should be almost as high Monday at 93 (prepare parade participants […]

Road hazard reported on Highway P in Randall

At about 6:56 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is investigating a report of a road hazard in the 10200 block of Highway P, Randall. Dispatch said the hazard is a large dead goose. View Larger Map

Units responding for fire alarm on 68th St., in Paddock Lake

At 6:55 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a fire alarm in the 23800 block of 68th Street, Paddock Lake. UPDATE 6:58 p.m. — Deputy in scene reports it is a false alarm. Fire units slowing their response. View Larger Map

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