Posts from ‘April, 2013’

Twin Lakes continues to consider skatepark options

The Twin Lakes Park Commission continues to consider options for re-establishing a skate park in the village. Fundraising for the park has gone on for several years, spearheaded by resident Elaine Valentine. The village was close to having equipment for the park last summer when it agreed to purchase used equipment from Lake Geneva. However, […]

Units responding to crash at Highways 50 and 45 in Bristol

At about 9:28 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a motorcycle crash at Highways 45 and 50 in Bristol. UPDATE 9:30 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports to dispatch that crash is front of gas station just west of the intersection. A pedestrian crossing the road […]

Local fire departments help fight fire in Lake County

Firefighters and equipment from Salem Fire/Rescue, Bristol Fire and Rescue, Paris Fire and Rescue and the Twin Lakes Fire Department were among those that provided mutual aid to the Newport Fire Department for a fire in the 14500 block of Juniper Court, Wadsworth this evening. Most of the local departments responded with tenders (tankers) to […]

Units responding for vehicle fire in Wilmot

At about 3:12 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to the 12400 block of Fox River Road in Wilmot for a vehicle fire. Vehicle is in the parking lot of a business there. UPDATE about 3:16 p.m. — Deputy reports vehicle is fully engulfed. UPDATE […]

Deal of the Day: Dan and Cheryl’s Place $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 […]

Household hazardous waste disposal day is Saturday

Kenosha County is hosting a household hazardous waste disposal day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 4 (Date now correct — DH), at the Kenosha County Center, Highways 45 and 50 in Bristol. While in the past, the county has hosted two such days, Saturday is the only date scheduled for this year. There […]

I-94 blocked by crashes at Russell Road

At 6 a.m., all lanes of I-94 are blocked at Russell Road due to incidents involving two semi-trucks, WBBM radio is reporting. UPDATE 7:55 a.m. — Pleasant Prairie responding for mutual aid with a squad to Newport Fire Department to I-94 near Highway 173 in Lake County for rolled over tanker, likely the same incident. […]

Former Wheatland Constable Bob Haas lauded at event for 34 years of service

Bob Haas was Wheatland constable for 34 years. By his assessment, that’s a long time “I am the longest serving law enforcement elected official in Kenosha County. I think I am. I don’t think there’s been another sheriff or another constable or law enforcement official that’s had that many years. I think most sheriffs have six years, seven, eight at the most.” […]

Units responding to crash on Highway 50 in Bristol

At 4:36 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 19700 block of Highway 50 in Bristol. Crash involves a car and a truck. One vehicle is smoking or may be giving off steam. UPDATE 4:40 p.m. — Crash scene may actually be in southbound lanes of […]

Units responding for burning in Lake Shangri-la area

At 4:20 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of burning at a home in the 12100 block 223rd Avenue in Lake Shangri-la. Burning appears to be yard waste, dispatch reports.

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 […]

Annual village wide garage sale set for Silver Lake

The fourth annual Silver Lake Village Wide Garage Sales will be held on the weekend after Memorial Day and the weekend before Labor Day. A total of 63 families have participated in one or more of the weekend events. This year there will once again be two garage sale weekends — the weekend after Memorial […]

Units responding for crash on I-94

At 2:29 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a crash in the 12200 block of the southbound lanes of I-94. Dispatch says the crash involves a deputy. Minor damage being reported. Not clear how many vehicles involved. UPDATE 3:01 p.m. — All Bristol units clearing the scene, with no transport of patient.

Fox River below 12 feet; forecast calls for flood stage to end Thursday

The Fox River at the New Munster gauge is down to 11.58 feet as of the 1:45 observation today. With the right weather, the river is forecast to be below flood stage of 10 feet by Saturday. But about that weather. There is some chance of rain in the forecast for every day this week. The strongest […]

Salem Fire/Rescue to host CPR/AED course

The Town of Salem Fire /Rescue Department will be hosting an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR /AED course on May 16 at 6 pm. This course is a 3-4 hour course which combines basic CPR skills training with instruction and practice in using an AED. Course covers: Adult CPR/AED with and without a mask, Adult […]

Kerkman co-chaired committee calls for further review of UW System balances

The state  Joint Legislative Audit Committee, co-chaired by state Rep. Samantha Kerkman, has released the following statement regarding auditing the UW Systems’s revenue balances: Some members of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, along with co-chairs Sen. Rob Cowles (R-Green Bay) and state Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Randall), directed the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) to thoroughly review UW System’s program revenue […]

Deaths April 27, 2013: Kenneth W. Tomaszewski, Janet Obuchowski

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: Kenneth W. Tomaszewski, 68, of Bonita Springs, FL, and formerly of Powers Lake, passed away April 26, 2013. Janet Obuchowski, 83, of Salem, died April 26, 2013.

Units responding for CO alarm in Twin Lakes

At 5:12 p.m., Twin Fire and Rescue units are responding to the 410 block of Indian Point Road in Twin Lakes for a carbon monoxide alarm. Occupants of the building are not experiencing symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure, dispatch reports.

Units responding for investigation in Wheatland

At 4:31 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report for an investigation in the 33100 block of 80th Street in Wheatland. Person reporting fire says that a bonfire that is smoldering there is unattended, dispatch reports. UPDATE 4:34 p.m. — Wheatland firefighter on scene calls off […]

Bristol Arbor Day 2013 coverage

Bristol hosted an Arbor Day celebration today at the municipal building. This was Bristol’s first Arbor Day as an official Tree City USA, having just officially received that recognition earlier this month. On the first spring like day of 2013, volunteers helped mulch a row of newly planted trees along the municipal building parking lot […]

Deputies responding to crash on Highway 50 in Bristol

At 2:52 p.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a cash in the 12400 block of Highway 50 in Bristol. Crash scene is in the westbound lanes and is blocking traffic, dispatch reports. UPDATE 2:55 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports one lane blocked. Airbags deployed in both vehicles. No injuries. One vehicle […]

Paddock Lake Arbor Day 2013 coverage

Paddock Lake celebrated Arbor Day today by planting a tree at Village Hall. This year’s tree was a Norway maple supplied by Ludwig Nursery in Brighton. Trustee Jill Smart led the ceremony, which included the tree planting, the presentation of a Tree City USA flag to the village by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources representative Kim Sebastian […]

Local high school students attend events to drive home anti drunk driving message

Students at Wilmot Union High School and Central High School both had events this week to drive home the potentially fatal consequences of drunk driving as prom and graduation season approach. On Thursday at Wilmot, students witnessed a mock disaster involving a staged car crash scene involving actors portraying high school students and other involved individuals. Actual local fire department, EMS and law enforcement personnel participated […]

Lakewood School students present 101 Dalmations

Lakewood School students are presenting the musical “101 Dalmations” this weekend. District administrator Joseph Price said the performances tonight and Saturday are sold out. But luckily for students and staff, the cast presented their last dress rehearsal for their classmates and teachers Thursday afternoon. Here is video of a few scenes from Thursday’s performance: Here are some more photos […]

Units responding to crash in Salem

At 7:38 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 8200 block of Fox River Road in Salem. Crash involves two pick-up trucks that reportedly hit head-on, dispatch reports. Air bags have deployed in the vehicles. UPDATE 7:48 p.m. — First fire units on scene reports […]

Units responding for mutual aid to Kenosha

At about 6:50 p.m., units from Bristol Fire Department and Salem Fire/Rescue are among those responding for mutual aid to the Kenosha Fire Department after activation of a MABAS box alarm. The Kenosha department has an active fire in the 6200 block of 88th Avenue in Kenosha.

Units responding for CO alarm in Randall

At 5:41 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of a carbon monoxide alarm at a residence in the 12000 block of 330th Avenue in Randall. Occupants of the home are not experiencing symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure.

A word from our sponsors: Wilmot Auto Service earns Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition

Note: Wilmot Auto Service is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Wilmot Auto Service, Inc is an independent auto repair shop and has earned the Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition as prescribed by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, (ASE), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of vehicle repair and service by means […]

Local units responding for mutual aid to Bloomfield FD

At 2:38 p.m., units from Twin Lakes Fire Department, Randall Fire Department and Town of Wheatland Fire Department are responding to a MABAS box alarm from Bloomfield Fire Department. The call is for a shed fire in the 400 block of Sumner Street in Genoa City. Twin Lakes is responding with a truck and chief, […]

May the Fourth be with you at Community Library on May 4

A May the Fourth Celebration Star Wars style will be held Saturday, May 4 at the Community Library, Twin Lakes branch from 1 to 3 p.m. All ages are welcome. Registration is required. The Twin Lakes branch phone number is 877-4281 “May the Fourth be with you” at this Star Wars party. Join others for a fantastic, […]

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