Posts from ‘January, 2013’

Local units heading back to Burlington fire site

At about 9:45 p.m., units from Salem Fire/Rescue, Somers Fire and Rescue and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue are responding to the scene of last night’s fire that a food processing plant on South Honey Creek Road in Burlington.

Silver Lake Ethics Commission to interview Trustee Sue Gerber

The Silver Lake Ethics Commission will interview Trustee Sue Gerber as part of its examination of an ethics complaint lodged by a village resident. The complaint was filed by resident Ralph Jankovic. In his letter, dated Jan. 11, Jankovic charges that Gerber has been improperly voting on matters regarding the village’s contract with Silver Lake Rescue Squad Inc. because […]

Wind chill advisory; Fox River over flood stage

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory effective from midnight tonight through noon Friday. The combination of single digit temperatures and 15 to 20 mph winds with 30 mph gusts tonight and 10 to 15 mph winds tomorrow will produce wind chills of -15 to -23. Friday night there also is a 60 percent […]

Twin Lakes Chamber Baggo Tournament registration nearing end; location changed

There’s still some time to register for the The Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association is hosted Baggo Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 9 . The event has changed locations. It will now take place at Marino’s Country Aire Banquet Hall in New Munster. The tournament will be double elimination and have cash prizes. Registration fee […]

UPDATE: Fire at egg plant in Burlington contained; no one injured

The fire at an egg plant in Burlington on South Honey Lake Road that started yesterday evening was finally declared out today before noon. Various media reports say that no one was injured in the fire, which drew aid from fire departments from throughout the region, including Western Kenosha County. Here’s coverage from wisn.com.

Deal of the Day: The Village Pub Friday Fish Fry $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 word from our sponsors: Luisa’s has big game special for Sunday

Note: Luisa’s Restaurant is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Luisa’s Restaurant is offering a special for this Sunday’s big game: Sheet pizza cheese and 2 toppings, 20 wings, 2 orders of breadsticks, and two 2 liter bottles of soda. All for only $49er. You’ll be Raven about it. Call ahead to pre-order. Call Luisa’s pre-order […]

Open house on proposed electrical transmission lines well attended

An open house informational meeting on a proposed 138-kilovolt electrical transmission line from southern Walworth County to western Kenosha County drew a sizable crowd Wednesday afternoon. About 160 people had attended the meeting, held at Christ Lutheran Church in Paddock Lake, in a little under its first three hours, said Mary Carpenter, local relations representative for American […]

Units responding for medical call at Bristol School

At 8:26 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to Bristol School for a trauma with injury medical call. Patient was hit in the eye with a spring, dispatch reports. UPDATE 8:30 p.m. — Deputy reports that injury was to just above the eye socket.

Local fire units lending aid at Burlington fire

Western Kenosha County fire departments are on the scene of a house fire in Burlington. The fire is in the 33100 block of South Honey Lake Road in Burlington. At about 6:25 p.m., equipment was requested from Bristol Fire and Rescue and Paris Fire Department. Silver Lake Fire Department was dispatched earlier. UPDATE 6:58 p.m. […]

Deaths Jan. 30, 2013: Betty L. Newer

The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information:

Deal of the Day: Home Again $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 […]

UPDATE: .5 inch of snow

Well we may no be done with precipitation yet, but I took the opportunity of a pause in the action to measure what was on the ground so far. At about 1 p.m., I measured .5 inch of snow at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. Looks like farther west in Kenosha County there may have been more accumulation. Anyone […]

Wheatland Center School activities cancelled

Wheatland Center School has announced that all after-school activities have been cancelled for today.

Deputy responding for crash in Paris

At 11:51 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a crash at Highway 45 and N in Paris. Single vehicle is reportedly off the road in the ditch, dispatch says.

Units responding to crash on Highway W in Salem

At 11:43 a.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue units are responding to a crash on Highway W south of Highway F in Salem. Crash is in the 9300 block of Highway W. UPDATE 11:45 a.m. — Personnel at scene reports one person out and walking around and reporting no injury. Deputy calling for a tow truck.

Units responding to crash on Highway C in Randall

At 10:57 a.m., Randall Fire Department, Twin lakes Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units along with sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 34400 block of Highway C in Randall. The crash involves a single vehicle that has hit a tree. One patient is bleeding from the head, dispatch reports. UPDATE […]

A word from our sponsors: TJ Tactical offering Wisconsin Concealed Carry Permit course Feb. 23

Note: TJ Tactical is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH TJ Tactical is currently offering classes to anyone who is interested in obtaining a Wisconsin Concealed Carry Permit. These classes are open to all skill levels. The WI Concealed Carry Permit Class is taught to Wisconsin Department of Justice Guidelines. Classes taught by certified WI DOJ Firearms […]

1 to 2 inches of snow possible; Fox nearing flood stage

As rain turns to snow this morning we could see 1 to 2 inches of snow accumulation today, the National Weather Service forecast says. Any precipitation should be all snow by 9 a.m. Meanwhile, all of the moisture over the last day or so has the Fox River rising. The river at 5 a.m. was at […]

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, Jan. 31 through Wednesday, Feb. 6.  Ask […]

Units responding for crash on Highway 50 in Wheatland

At 7:11 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department, Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue are responding to a report of a crash in the 33700 block of Highway 50 in Wheatland. One of the drivers involved is reporting back pain, dispatch reports. UPDATE 7:16 p.m. — Two vehicles involved. Air bags deployed in the vehicles, a […]

Flood warning issued for Fox River; fog thick in spots

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Fox River at New Munster. At 6 p.m., the river was at 7.68 feet. Flood stage is 10 feet. The forecast calls for the river to raise above flood stage by Thursday morning and peak at 10.7 feet. My personal observation driving from Kenosha to Paddock […]

A word from our sponsors: Heidi’s Bakery accepting paczki orders now

Note: Heidi’s Bakery is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH It’s getting close to paczki day and that means the staff at Heidi’s Bakery in Paddock Lake is preparing to fulfill the demand for this traditional holiday treat. The paczki (pronounced poonchkey) is a Polish filled pastry that has become a part of the celebration of Fat Tuesday, the […]

Units responding for pole on fire in Randall

At about 3 p.m., Randall Fire Department units are responding to a report of a pole on fire along Highway CK in Randall. UPDATE about 3:05 p.m. — Deputy confirms that pole is actively burning. Traffic on CK to be blocked in both directions.

Silver Lake Fire and Rescue Squad Auxiliary to host Valentine’s Day Dance

Silver Lake Fire and Rescue Squad Auxiliary will be hosting its Annual Valentine’s Day Dance fundraiser at the American Legion Hall, 307 North Cogswell Drive, in Silver Lake on Saturday, Feb. 9. The dance starts at 8 p.m. and goes until midnight. There is no admission charge but tickets will be available at the door […]

Joseph Michael Bryzek and Thomas Eric Sims graduate from UW-Stout

Local students from the area graduated from UW-Stout in December. Joseph Michael Bryzek of Bristol received a Bachelor of Science in Management. Thomas Eric Sims of Trevor received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. UW-Stout, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, is a special mission university in the UW System. The university has a long-standing reputation of […]

Deal of the Day: Westosha Fitness Party Zumba or Zumbatomic $60 punch 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 […]

Dense fog advisory this morning; thunderstorms later

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for the area. Fog is expected to continue until about 9 a.m. Then NWS expects “showers and thunderstorms before noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 3 pm, then showers and thunderstorms after 3 pm.” The high temperature is expected to be 63 […]

Western Kenosha County Tennis Association to host winter programs

The Western Kenosha County Tennis Association will be hosting a tennis program this Winter for children ages 5-7. Whether you have played in one of our Summer tennis programs at the Central High School courts, this new program is designed to teach/enhance the basic skills of tennis. The mini-tennis nets and either foam or low […]

Deaths Jan. 28, 2013: Shirley Ann Parks, Donald J. Maki and Guadalupe Coronado

The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information:

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