Posts from ‘December, 2012’

Fireworks going off in Wilmot

If you are hearing loud explosive sounds in Western Kenosha County, the culprit may be fireworks being set off at Wilmot Mountain. At about 9:40 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy reported the fireworks to dispatch.

Wind chills to dip below zero Monday-Tuesday night

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the area calling for temperatures in the single digits and wind chills between 10 and 15 degrees below zero tonight and tomorrow. The longer range forecast calls for temps to get warmer after Wednesday with a high back in the upper 30s by Monday.

Ashmus official non-candidate for Paris School Board

Paris School Board member Lisa Ashmus has filed non-candidacy papers for the Paris School Board of Education, district administrator Roger Gahart has announced. Ashmus has been saying publicly she intended to not run for re-election in April, but filing the non-candidacy notification makes it official. The other incumbent, Deanna Krumm, did not file non-candidacy. Those […]

Kenosha Community Foundation grants ap period now open

Kenosha Community Foundation announces that local not-for-profit organizations can now apply for 2013 grants. According to Foundation President Ken Fellman, the area’s community foundation will make grants from five of the funds it manages. The Foundation is seeking proposals to be funded from the following: Unrestricted funds – Grants from this group of funds support […]

Units responding for possible CO problem

At 7:27 p.m., units from Salem Fire/Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a possible carbon monoxide problem at a home in the 23500 block of 123rd Street in Salem. Occupants believe they are experiencing some symptoms, dispatch reports. UPDATE 7:57 p.m. — We Energies responding to the scene.

Units responding to crash on I-94

At about 12:50 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a crash in the northbound lanes of I-94 at the Highway 158 overpass. A car has reportedly hit the median. UPDATE 12:55 p.m. — Another deputy is now responding to help control traffic. UPDATE 12:56 p.m. — State patrol on scene assisting […]

Temperatures to take a turn for the colder Monday night

Temperatures here are set to get quite a bit colder than we have seen in seems like forever — starting Monday night. The National Weather Service forecast is calling for an overnight low around 7 degrees Monday night. Lows for the following few days are expected to remain in single-digit territory.

Pringle Nature Center to host animals in winter hike Jan. 5

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Nature Story Time Hike: Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft & Richard G. Van Gelder on Saturday, January 5, from 10 to 11 a.m. Have you ever seen a butterfly in the snow? Probably not. Woodchucks don’t like cold weather either but they don’t […]

Slippery conditions on I-94 cause multiple crashes; one driver critically injured

Slippery conditions on I-94 caused multiple crashes this morning on I-94 near Highway C. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department released the following statement on the situation, including one crash that resulted in critical injuries to one man: This morning between the hours of  6 and 9:30 a.m. Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputies and The Wisconsin State Patrol […]

Silver Lake Village Board to consider 90 day extension of rescue contract

The Silver Lake Village board will consider a 90-day extension of is contract with Silver Lake Rescue Squad Inc. at the board’s next meeting this Wednesday, Jan. 2. The agenda for the meeting posted Dec. 28 includes the following agenda item: “Discuss/Possible Action to Extend SLRS services for 90 days to provide EMS service to […]

Snow not expected to add up to much

It may be snowing today in Western Kenosha County, but if you were hoping to have those flakes lay down a good layer for snowmobiling or  sledding or skiing or such you’re likely to be disappointed, says the National Weather Service. While the local forecast calls for snow today and maybe tonight, accumulations are pegged […]

Lakewood School Board incumbents file non-candidacy notices

Both incumbents in the Twin Lakes District #4 – Lakewood School Spring Election have filed notices of non-candidacy. The incumbents were Carey Kuhlmey and Barabara Chapman. Kuhlmey is the current board celrk and made the announcement. Candidacy filing forms are available in the school office and through the Clerk until the deadline of 5 pm on Wednesday, […]

Silver Lake’s 12th Night celebration is Sunday, Jan. 6

Silver Lake’s Annual 12th Night celebration will take place Sunday, Jan. 6, starting at 7 p.m. Christmas trees that have been collected at the fire station will be lit for a truly spectacular burn. There also will be refreshments inside the fire station. The Silver Lake Fire Department station is located at 113 S. First […]

West of the I businesses wish you happy holidays

Need a dose of holiday spirit? Check out West of the I’s video holiday greetings. Over 20 area business recorded greetings this year.  A new group is featured on our front page this week and all are available for viewing on the Video Holiday Greetings page.

A word from our sponsors: New weekly ad for Lakeside Sentry posted at westofthei.com

Note: Lakeside entry is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH This week’s ad for Lakeside Sentry in Paddock Lake is now available at westofthei.com. Click on the ad to see the full line-up of values for this coming week. The sale prices in this ad are effective from Thursday, Dec. 27 through Wednesday, Jan. 2.  Ask […]

Pringle may host snowshoe hike Saturday

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Guided Snowshoe Hike on Saturday, Dec. 29, at 1 p.m. — if the weather cooperates. Join a Pringle Naturalist for a guided hike through the woods for some winter fun. Snowshoes will be provided. This is a great way to try out a new sport without […]

Daisy Troop 9256 provide children with Christmas gifts

Kindergarten Girl Scout Daisy Troop 9256 out of Riverview School in Silver Lake adopted four children to purchase Christmas presents for from The Sharing Center in Trevor.  The girls delivered the items to the Sharing Center Monday, December 3. Daisies  earned their “Considerate and Caring” Petal for their donations. Donations were collected at events such […]

Units responding to report of structure fire in Salem

At 8:21 p.m., units from Bristol Fire and Rescue and Salem Fire/Rescue along with sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a structure fire in the 25100 block of 83rd Place in Salem. A caller to dispatch says it is a garage that is on fire with flames showing. There is reportedly a propane […]

Randall School Music Excel students perform at Southridge Mall

The 7th and 8th Grade Music Excel Groups along with band ensembles and selected African Drummers from Randall School performed at Southridge Mall on Thursday, Dec. 20. They had 2 performances, one at 11:30 a.m. and the second at 12:15 p.m. They did a collection of Christmas and holiday songs. The music was directed by […]

Units responding to car fire on I-94

At 2:32 p.m., Somers Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a car fire on I-94.

Merry Christmas from westofthei.com!

Units responding to rollover crash in Brighton

At 7:22 p.m., units from Salem Fire/Rescue and Kansasville Fire Department along with sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a rollover crash in the 1800 block of Highway 75 in Brighton. The SUV type vehicle involved is on the west side of the road. There are two occupants still inside, dispatch reports. UPDATE […]

Central HS to host financial aid information night on Jan. 8

Central High School will present an informational meeting on applying for aid for college on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Kristina Klemens, a financial aid counselor, at UW-Parkside, will be the speaker. Klemens will present information on grants, scholarships and loans. The meeting will be held in the All-Purpose Room. Applications and forms will […]

Chaos & Creation-Part V, an all-school talent show at Wilmot UHS Jan. 12

Wilmot High School presents Chaos & Creation-Part V, an all- school talent show, on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lance Haas Auditorium. This annual show has grown in popularity and student involvement. Talent this year includes singers, guitarists, pianists, dancers, actors, and Rubik Cubes. All tickets are $5 sold at the door […]

Units responding for report of rekindling of barn

At 10:16 p.m., units from Twin Lakes Fire Department, Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue are responding for a report of a rekindling of a barn in the 400 block of Highway Z in Randall. The barn and a milking house originally burned Friday evening. UPDATE about 10:25 p.m. — Twin Lakes being told […]

UPDATE: Smouldering at site of barn fire could continue through the week

Hay at the site of a barn fire in the 400 block of Highway Z in Randall on Friday evening could continue to smolder and produce smoke through this week, a Randall Fire Department spokesman said. Here is the rest of the press statement released by Capt. Robert Stoll, Randall Fire Department public information officer: … One of […]

House with music synced light display also collecting for The Sharing Center

Note: This has been reposted due to a technical problem with the video, which has been corrected now. — DH If you’re looking for some spectacular Christmas lights — and a chance to make a donation to a good cause — you might want to check out the display of the Randy and Julie Batassa household at 24712 118th […]

Twin Lakes municipal judge to hear cases in Silver Lake until election

Twin Lakes Municipal Judge Bruce Goodnough will also be hearing cases in Silver Lake Municipal Court until a successor to Silver Lake Municipal Judge David Engstrom can be elected. Engstrom died Nov. 29. of cancer. He served as municipal judge for 25 years, the longest single term in that office in village history. A new Silver Lake […]

Former Silver Lake deputy clerk/treasurer rehired

Suzanne Nelson, who resigned as Silver Lake deputy village clerk/treasurer in November to accept a position elsewhere will be coming back to her old post. The Silver Lake Village Board agreed to rehire Nelson at the Village Board meeting Dec. 19. Trustee Patrick Dunn voted against the rehiring. The board had advertised for a replacement for Nelson but had not started […]

Lance Haas’ The Forgotten Man performed this weekend

There are three more performances of Lance Haas’ posthumous production: The Forgotten Man. The performances are scheduled at: Admission is free. Donations will be accepted. The three remaining shows are: Saturday the 22nd at 2:00 Saturday the 22nd at 8:00 Sunday the 23rd at 2:00. Location is the Lance G. Haas Auditorium at Wilmot High […]

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