Posts from ‘July, 2012’

Units responding to motorcycle crash

At about 9:40 p.m., Randall Fire Department, Twin Lakes Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a motorcycle crash in the 36200 block of Highway HM in the Randall-Twin Lakes area. Dispatch reports that a caller said they heard a motorcycle go into a cornfield. Twin […]

Units responding to crash on I-94 south of Highway 50

At 9:14 p.m., sheriff’s deputies and units from Kenosha Fire Department, Bristol Fire and Rescue, Paris Fire Department and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue are responding to a report of a crash involving a car and a semi-tractor trailer int eh southbound lanes of I-94 just south of Highway 50. A deputy arriving on the […]

Deal of the Day: $25 Spray-n-Shine Express Saver Detail for half price

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 […]

Wisconsin Lightning 18U Black win first game at national tournament

The Wisconsin Lightning 18U Black softball team won their first game 3-1 at the USA Class A National Championship Tournament in Johnson City, Tennessee on Monday. The arm of Kristen Wood (Wilmot HS) and the bat of Heyden Kreuger (Central HS) paced the way to the victory in the 95-team tournament of 18-year-old fastpitch softball […]

Lilly Lake Beach closed due to water test results

Lilly Lake Beach has been closed by the town after regular testing showed high levels of potentially harmful bacteria in the water, reports Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler. Closed signs will be posted at the beach. Results from July 23 showed 816 cfu/100mls. The July 16 results showed just 1 cfu/100mls. This is the second beach closure […]

Description released for Paddock Lake bank robbery suspect

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has released a description and surveillance photos of a man who robbed a bank in Paddock Lake Monday afternoon. A Sheriff’s Department report says that a man entered the Community State Bank at Highways 50 and 75/83 at about 2:30 p.m. and gave a teller a note saying he had a gun. […]

Units responding to crash at church in Paddock Lake

At 11:42 a.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the parking lot of a church in the 24900 block of 75th Street, Paddock Lake. Dispatch reports that a car has struck a tree.

Daily Bloom: Get historical at Western Kenosha County Historical Society display

If you’re in the mood for some local history while at this year’s Kenosha County Fair, be sure to check out the Western Kenosha County Historical Society’s display in the Commercial Building. Here is a rundown of some of  their offerings: Is your name on this listing? The Western Kenosha County Historical Society has an all […]

Deal of the Day: Cabana Tan $25 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 […]

All remaining municipal burning bans lifted

Municipalities throughout Kenosha County have lifted their ban on open burning, Pleasant Prairie Fire Chief Doug J. McElmury announced today on behalf of the Kenosha County Chiefs and Captains Association. Conditions still call for extreme caution while burning, McElmury said in his statement. People burning must comply with local municipal ordinances regarding open burning,  McElmury said. Requirements for open […]

Deputy responding to report of downed tree in Randall

At about 7:35 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a downed tree at Highways KD and HM in Randall. UPDATE about 7:40 p.m. – Deputy will attempt to move tree out of the way. UPDATE 8:06 p.m. — Branch now off of the road, deputy reports.

Sheriff’s Department investigating robbery at Paddock Lake bank

A robbery at a bank in Paddock Lake this afternoon is being investigated by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. The incident was reported at 2:32 p.m. at Community State Bank,  25360 75th St., Paddock Lake, said Sgt. Gil Benn of the Sheriff’s Department. No injuries were reported and no other information is available at this time, Benn […]

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 […]

Units responding for fire alarm in Twin Lakes

At 10:48 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units are responding for a report of an activated fire alarm in the 1200 block of Main Street. The alarm is at a business. UPDATE 10:50 a.m. — Police officer at the scene reports that alarm was activated by smoke from an oven. No fire. UPDATE 11 […]

Deal of the Day: Ruth’s Hairlines $25 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 […]

Wilmot Youth Baseball Program seeking players

The 2013 Wilmot Youth Baseball Program is looking for players and coaches in age groups 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U and 14U that are interested in playing both league and tournament baseball for the 2013 summer season. If interested, contact Head Baseball Coach Josh Pye by Thursday, Sept. 6 with any questions and to be put […]

Daily Bloom: See the antique farm machinery exhibit at the fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. – DH For 45 years there has been an antique farm machinery exhibit at the Kenosha County Fair. That’s a long time. But much of the equipment in this display will be considerably older. Some of the machinery you might see includes: Old-fashioned pitcher pump to […]

Horicon Marsh topic of Audubon meeting Aug. 2

The history and ecology of Horicon Marsh — a Globally Important Bird Area and Wetland of International Importance in east central Wisconsin — is the topic for the next Hoy Audubon Society of Kenosha/Racine monthly meeting. The session, free and open to the public, is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Mount Pleasant […]

Units responding to crash in Wilmot

At 9:05 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue are responding to a report of a crash in the 12400 block of Fox River Road in Wilmot. Dispatch reports that crash involves a motorcycle.

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 […]

Wilmot UMC to host car show and pork chop and corn roast

The Wilmot United Methodist Church, 11425 Fox River Road, Wilmot, Wisconsin will be hosting it’s Annual Classic Car Show with Pork Chops and Corn Roast on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. The cost is adults $8; children ages 4-12 $5; and children 3 and under free. The menu includes: pork chop sandwich, ear […]

Daily Bloom: Get commercial at the fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The Commercial Building at the Kenosha County Fair hosts a wide variety of booths from the strictly commercial to the more philosophical. Through the years I have seen booths from law enforcement, political parties, builders, media, sellers of all types of merchandise and even […]

St. Francis Catholic Church Family Fun Day is Aug. 4

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church will host its Family Fun Day and Auction on Aug. 4 beginning at 1 p.m. Food to be served includes burgers, brats and chicken sandwiches along with other refreshments. Activities include: Children’s games and clown, 3 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. Baggo tournament 2 p.m. Booze Barrel raffle all […]

Units responding to crash in Bristol

At 9:37 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 15500 block of Highway C in Bristol. Dispatch says there are injuries being reported. UPDATE 9:38 a.m. — Car has struck a pole. Pole has snapped. UPDATE 9:40 a.m. — Dispatch says wires on […]

Aquanut Water Ski Team takes fourth at state tournament

The Aquanut Water Ski Team, based in Twin Lakes, celebrated their 40th year of show skiing in fine style last weekend with outstanding individual performances, as well as providing a crowd pleasing performance of their show “Charlie Tuna Invades Rock Ridge” at the Wisconsin State Tournament, securing a 4th place finish. Highlights from the show are […]

Daily Bloom: Hay bale toss contest is Friday evening at fair

The hay bale throwing contest will take place at 6:30 p.m., Friday of the fair. Pre-registration starts at 6 p.m. There is a $1 entry fee The premise is simple. Take a bale of hay and see how far you can toss it. Techniques vary. Classes are divided by gender and age: 9 years old […]

Wheatland lifts burning ban

The ban on open burning in Wheatland has been lifted, Town of Wheatland Fire Department Assistant Chief Brian Kerkman reports. Wheatland had been under a burning ban since mid June due to dry conditions. All applicable town laws regarding burning still apply.

Units responding for burn in Paddock Lake

At 7:19 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a report of an uncontrolled burn in the 6300 block of 244th Avenue in Paddock Lake. UPDATE 7:21 p.m. — Rescue is staying in quarters. UPDATE 7:40 p.m. — Fire units clearing the scene, having informed homeowner of village burning laws.

Twin Lakes burning ban ended

The burning ban in Twin Lakes has been lifted, village Clerk Kathleen Richardson reports. The burn ban had been put in effect by fire Chief Stan Clause due to dry conditions. All applicable village ordinances regarding burning are still in effect. Twin Lakes was the first area municipality to institute a ban on opening burning, going all the […]

Units responding for report of fire alarm in Twin Lakes

At 6:32 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a supervisory alarm at a home in the 36600 block of  89th Street in Twin Lakes. Automated call came in to Twin Lakes Dispatch, Joint Services Dispatch reports. UPDATE 6:37 p.m. — Dispatch reports that alarm […]

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