Posts from ‘March, 2013’

County Division of Health reminds citizens of services for National Public Health Week

In recognition of National Public Health Week, April 1-7,, the Kenosha County Division of Health wants to take this opportunity to share with the community all the ways it is here to help all of us lead healthier lives. “We all have a role in making our communities healthier places and the Kenosha County Division […]

Election 2013: Silver Lake village trustee

Note: westofthei.com distributed questionnaires to candidates for local offices in the April 2 election. Each candidate for a given office was asked the same questions. We will present the answers in posts as they were submitted (spelling corrected when caught). — DH Silver Lake village trustee Nancy Barranco, age 60. Previous political experience: Elected 3 terms […]

Election 2013: Silver Lake municipal judge

Note: westofthei.com distributed questionnaires to candidates for local offices in the April 2 election. Each candidate for a given office was asked the same questions. We will present the answers in posts as they were submitted (spelling corrected when caught). — DH Silver Lake municipal judge Patrick Dunn, no response received. Marlene Engstrom, no response received to […]

Election 2013: Wheatland town supervisor #2

Note: westofthei.com distributed questionnaires to candidates for local offices in the April 2 election. Each candidate for a given office was asked the same questions. We will present the answers in posts as they were submitted (spelling corrected when caught). — DH Wheatland town supervisor #2 Robert Haas, age 62. Previous political experience: Wheatland town […]

Deaths March 30, 2013: Cherie A. Carnes

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:

Election 2013: Bristol School Board

Note: westofthei.com distributed questionnaires to candidates for local offices in the April 2 election. Each candidate for a given office were asked the same questions. We will present the answers in posts as they were submitted (spelling corrected when caught). — DH Bristol School Board (two at large seats) Lynn Keller, age 48. Previous political […]

Election 2013: Bristol village trustee

Note: westofthei.com distributed questionnaires to candidates for local offices in the April 2 election. Each candidate for a given office was asked the same questions. We will present the answers in posts as they were submitted (spelling corrected when caught). — DH Bristol village trustee (two at large seats open) Colleen Fisch, age 44. Previous […]

Six Lakewood School students raise money for Heifer International project through reading

Third grade students at Lakewood School have been busy reading books for pleasure, and to become better readers, and at the same time they have been helping end world hunger and improve the environment through Heifer International’s Read to Feed program. The sponsored program helps students raise money for Heifer to provide livestock, seeds, trees, […]

Election 2013: Salem town supervisor

Note: westofthei.com distributed questionnaires to candidates for local offices in the April 2 election. Each candidate for a given office were asked the same questions. We will present the answers in posts as they were submitted (spelling corrected when caught). — DH Salem town supervisor Dan Campion, age 58. Previous political experience: Current Salem Salem Town Board […]

County’s Icehouse Trail to connect with Silver Lake neighborhood

A walking-biking trail that the county built last year on the north side of Silver Lake will be connected to the northside of the village of Silver Lake by a trail extension. The connection to the Icehouse Trail was approved by the Silver Lake Village Board last week. Village President Jeff Albrecht said most of […]

Twin Lakes FD responding for mutual aid to Wonder Lake

At 9:03 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department is responding for mutual aid to the Wonder Lake (Ill) Fire Department for a structure fire. Twin Lakes is being asked to send a tender (tanker) truck.

Election 2013: Salem School Board

Note: westofthei.com distributed questionnaires to candidates for local offices in the April 2 election. Each candidate for a given office were asked the same questions. We will present the answers in posts as they were submitted (spelling corrected when caught). — DH Salem School Board Jim Gere, age 51. Previous political experience: Former Salem School Board member. […]

Units responding to restaurant for medical call

At 7:05 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a restaurant in the 25800 block of 119th Street in Trevor for a medical call. Patient is a person who may have had a seizure, dispatch reports.

Units responding to Fox River Park

At 5:45 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue, Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to a report of a mulch pile that may be on fire in Fox River County Park. UPDATE 5:50 p.m. — Dispatch says that personnel on the scene reports that fire is small and that other units should […]

Mr. Wilmot 2013 photos

We have some photos from this year’s Mr. Wilmot contest, which was held at the school on March 18. Contestants and their escorts this year were: Ricky Frederking escorted by Brittany Moore. Melvin Merkel escorted by Kasey Warmington. Marcus Page escorted by Kylie Arena. Justin Schweitzer escorted by Haley Pacholsky. Bennett Kothe escorted by Brittany […]

Units responding to gas line strike in Silver Lake

At about 2:35 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue units along with village police are responding to a report of a struck gas main in the 120 block of E. Larch St. in Silver Lake. A homeowner struck a gas main while trying to dig out roots, dispatch reports. Person could hear […]

Readers Photos: Northern hawk owl

Western Kenosha County based photographer Erin Pugh shared this photo of a northern hawk owl that she took recently in an undisclosed Kenosha County location. This is way out of the owl’s normal range, Pugh said. Normally these birds are seen much farther north, but they are being sighted out of that area more often, according to the Department of Natural Resources. […]

Salem teachers have heads shaved as part of fundraiser

Salem School has been raising money for the American Heart Association through the Red Out program. Goals and incentives were established to help get the kids excited about this endeavor, such as Principal Ben Walshire wearing a dress and Principal Eileen Bruton wearing a suit and tie if enough money was raised. But the really […]

Deaths March 28, 2013: Anna Rose Tully, Clifford C. Cantwell, Gary N. Daniel, Gwen D. Neau

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:

Units responding to smell of gas in Wheatland

At 10:38 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of a gas smell in  the area of the 5600 block of 392nd Avenue in Wheatland. UPDATE 10:46 p.m. — Deputy in the area says he smells the odor as well. Personnel are investigating. UPDATE 11:02 p.m. […]

Units responding to alarm in Wheatland

At 9:53 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a supervisory alarm in the 32800 block of Geneva Road in Wheatland. Dispatch says resident reports smoke alarm sounding but no signs of smoke or fire seen. UPDATE 10:04 p.m. — Fire department units returning to quarters.

Units responding to vehicle fire in Paris

At 9:03 p.m., Paris Fire and Resscue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a vehicle fire in the 12000 block of Highway N in Paris. Dispatch says a vehicle stopped there and is on fire. Everyone is out of the vehicle.

Twin Lakes community and business leader Cliff Cantwell dies

Cliff Cantwell, well-known in the Twin Lakes community as the owner of the Twin Lakes Country Club and for his leadership in numerous community organizations, died Wednesday. He was 71. Among the organizations he played an active role in through the years were the Twin Lakes Chamber and Business Association, the Aquanut Water Ski Team, the D.A.R.E. Program […]

Deal of the Day: Luisa’s $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 […]

Deputies responding to crash on Highway 142

At 1:05 p.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the 16000 block of Highway 142 in Paris Two vehicles are along the side the road and one is in the ditch, dispatch reports. No injuries being reported. UPDATE 1:09 p.m. — Deputy calls for a tow truck to get vehicle from the ditch. […]

Silver Lake president’s statement regarding EMS services

In the wake of the decision last week by the Silver Lake Village Board to contract with Salem for emergency medical services, we published a reaction statement from Dan Gerber, president of Silver Lake Rescue Squad Inc. Silver Lake Rescue had provided those services to the village for over 50 years. Village President Jeff Albrecht asked to […]

Temps creeping warmer; Fox River rising

Temperatures are slowly rising each day of late, but we shouldn’t expect to break though the 50 degrees mark until Saturday, says the National Weather Service forecast. But there’s a 20 percent chance of rain Saturday and a 70 percent chance of rain Saturday night to dampen any enthusiasm for the warmth. Temperatures also don’t look like they […]

Units responding for investigation

At 6:11 a.m., Silver Lake Fire and Silver Lake Rescue units are responding for an investigation in the 100 block of Dells Road in Silver Lake. UPDATE 6:13 a.m. — A person walking in the area heard an alarm going off in a home, but did not see or smell anything unusual, dispatch reports to a responding […]

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. This week’s ad also includes a special three-day no fooling around sale. The sale prices in this […]

Units responding for crash in Paris

At about 1:25 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 142 and 45 in Paris. UPDATE 1:27 p.m. — Crash scene is actually on Highway 142 about half a mile east of Highway 45. A silver car is off the road and has struck a tree. UPDATE […]

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