Posts from ‘May, 2013’

A word from our sponsors: Fulmer Dentistry hosts blood drive

Note: James Fulmer, DDS is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The Paddock Lake-based dentistry practice of James Fulmer, DDS, sponsored a blood drive, Friday, May 24. The Blood Center of Wisconsin Bus was at the center from 7 a.m. to noon. The drive was able to collect 30 pints. As there are four types of transfusable […]

Brighton School celebrates 50 years

The Brighton School community — present and past — celebrated the school’s 50th birthday Thursday at the school. Keeping with the idea of looking back, there were various displays of newspaper clippings through the years, old school photos and yearbooks from years gone by. There also was a ledger used by the School Board in […]

Units responding to Salem School for medical call

At about 11:32 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a medical call at Salem School. Patient is a student who fell on the playground. UPDATE about 11:55 a.m. — All fire units clearing the scene and returning to quarters.

Units responding for crash in Silver Lake

At 11:18 a.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and Silver Lake Police officers are responding to a report of a crash at Highways F and B in Silver Lake. Crash involves a motorcycle and a pick-up truck. Motorcyclist is laying in the road but appears to be breathing, dispatch reports. […]

DNR intends to issue permit for Rock Lake plant harvesting

A permit for harvesting aquatic plants on Rock Lake is expected to be issued soon for the next year, a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources representative said at a DNR-sponsored informational meeting at Salem Town Hall. Craig Helker, water resources biologist  with the DNR, said the conditions of the permit will likely be similar to […]

Thunderstorms back in forecast for today

Thunderstorms are back in the forecast for today and tonight. The National Weather Service says the storms will mostly be after 2 p.m. this afternoon. They set an 80 percent chance of thunderstorms developing here for today and tonight. The high temperatures is expected to reach 82 degrees. A 60 percent chance of showers continues […]

Reader photos: Storm clouds

Here are a couple of photos shared by readers of storm clouds that moved through teh area Thursay evening. Elsie Place’s photo was taken over Lilly Lake: Jeanette Amann’s photo was taken in Bristol: There are more thunderstroms and showers in the forecast for today.

Deaths May 30, 2013: Lee J. Kozie Sr., Norman C. Nolen

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:

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for an area including Kenosha County. The warning is in effect until 8:30 p.m. UPDATE 8:33 p.m. — Warning has expired.

Tornado watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for 46 counties in Wisconsin including Kenosha County. The watch is in effect until 1 a.m. Radar at 7:10 p.m. suggests the leading edge of the severe weather is at about Rockford right now. UPDATE 8:27p.m. — Watch area still includes Kenosha County, but has been […]

Boil order lifted in Paddock Lake

A bottled/boil water advisory for customers of the Paddock Lake water utility has been lifted, village officials announced at about 3 p.m. today. The advisory went into effect Wednesday after the water system experienced a loss of water pressure at 2:35 a.m.

Randall School third quarter honor roll

Note: This post is sponsored by Lakeland Septic Service The following students were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2012-13 school year at Randall School. 7th Grade Straight A’s: Faith Boyd, Kayla Kerkman High Honors: Colby Barker, Jeremy Bruton, Teagan Duffy, Desrye Erickson, Rachel Fosler, Adia Fuller, Sydney Grossi, Emily […]

Date changed for June Paris School Board meeting

The monthly Board of Education meeting for Paris School is scheduled for Thursday, June 6, at 6:30 pm in the gym, said Roger Gahart, district administrator. This is a reschedule from the normal “third Thursday of the month” for the regular meeting.

A word from our sponsors: Arbor Hills Nursery offers high quality trees at affordable prices

Note: Arbor Hills Nursery is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Arbor Hills Nursery is a high quality and affordable place to buy your next trees. Mark and Janet Lesko, Arbor Hills owners,  provide  personalized service from experienced staff (BS degree Biology: Horticulture, Botany). Questions are answered whether or not a purchase results. Questions are also […]

Bristol School Board approves contractor for expansion

The Bristol School Board at a special meeting Tuesday approved Scherrer Construction Company as the contractor on the school’s upcoming 15-classroom addition. The Burlington-based company will build the $5,3 million addition approved in a April 2 referendum. At the special meeting, the board also passed a resolution awarding the sale of the general obligation school […]

Garage sales page updated

West of the I’s garage sales page has been updated. Be sure to check it out each week before you begin your bargain hunting. If you’d like to be added to the list, please drop us a line at darren@westofthei.com. Include your address, days, hours etc. We’ll even add a map to your info.

Deputy out with loose sheep along Highway 50

At about 8:31 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is out with about 20 sheep that are loose in about the 29400 block of Highway 50 in Salem. Deputy asked dispatch to call owner for help with getting sheep back in place. Sheep are on the north side of the highway. UPDATE 8:34 p.m. — Dispatch reports […]

Deaths May 29, 2013: Richard R. Daly, Malda J. Apals

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 crash in Bristol

At 7:48 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 18500 block of Highway Q in Bristol. Vehicle is off the road, leaking liquid. It has two occupants who appear to not be exiting the vehicle, dispatch reports via a caller else on the scene. UPDATE 7:54 […]

Salem approves purchase of 27 acres near Town Hall

The Salem Town Board at a special meeting Tuesday approved the purchase of 27 acres of property to the west of Town Hall. The purchase price of the property was a total of about $126,630 or about $4,690 per acre, said town Clerk Cindi Ernest. The funds will come from impact fees collected from developers […]

Units responding to an out of control grill fire

At 6:45 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a report of a out-of-control grill fire in the 10400 block of 264th Avenue in Salem. UPDATE 6:47 p.m. — First unit on scene reports heavy smoke behind house and from deck area. UPDATE 6:56 p.m. — Fire out, small overhaul, scene command reports to dispatch. UPDATE […]

A word from our sponsors: Heidi’s Bakery has graduation goodies

Note: Heidi’s Bakery is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH This graduation season, Heidi’s Bakery is the place to get the sweeter side of your celebration gatherings. Heidi’s can whip up a cake or supply cookies for your gatherings. Give them a call at 586-8000 to place an order.

Deal of the Day: Home Again $25 gift card half off

ayHave 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 […]

Bottled/boil water advisory issued for Paddock Lake municipal water system users

Note: Update 3:30 p.m. with additional info. — DH. Paddock Lake has issued a bottled/boil water advisory for customers of the village’s water utility. The water system experienced a loss of water pressure today at 2:35 a.m. Those effected should boil tap water or use commercially bottled water for drinking, food preparation and making ice. If you […]

Reader video: Helicopter crop dusting

Every once in a while I will hear a call on the scanner about this time of year about low-flying helicopters. Typically, it turns out to be a crop duster. Reader Kelly Mickelsen encountered just such a situation Tuesday and captured it in a neat piece of video, which she shared with us. Here it is: […]

Units responding to Salem School for medical call

At 11:53 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to Salem School, 8828 Antioch Road, for a medical call. Patient is an 11-year-old girl who fell out of a swing and has hit her head. UPDATE 12:12 p.m. — One unit going to a Kenosha hospital. Other units clearing the scene.

Lakewood School third quarter honor roll

Note: This post sponsored by Paddock Lake-based dentistry practice of James Fulmer, DDS  Lakewood School has announced its third quarter honor roll for the 2012-13 school year. Eighth grade High Honor Roll — Isabella Andersen, Andie Brown, Jacob Grote,  Jenna Meyer, Darren Rita, Joshua Schattner. Honor Roll — Gabriella Gonzalez, Kahmille Grayson, Courtney Hawkins, Paige Huffmaster, Alexa […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At 6:32 a.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highways 83 and C in Salem. Crash involves an SUV and a car, dispatch reports. Traffic is blocked. One person reporting that they may be injured. Scene is toward the  southeast sector of the intersection. UPDATE 6:34 a.m. — Deputy on […]

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

Note: Lakeside Sentry 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 (click here to see ad) are effective from Thursday, May 30 […]

Services set for Lt. Jeffrey Kreft

Funeral services have been set for Twin Lakes Police Lt. Jeffrey Kreft, who died in a crash in Walworth County Saturday morning, the Twin Lakes Police Department and Walworth Sheriff’s Department have announced. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 30 from 3 to 7 p.m. with a memorial service at 7 p.m. at Brooklife Church, […]

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