Posts from ‘June, 2013’

Deputy responding to report of horse in roadway

At 10:40 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a horse in the roadway in the 21900 block of Highway AH in Salem.

Units responding to smell of gas in Salem

At 10:29 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units, Silver Lake Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a natural gas smell in the 10400 block of Highway W in Salem. Odor was reported by a passerby, dispatch reports. UPDATE 10:35 a.m. — Deputy has checked out area and has not […]

Deaths June 29, 2013: Nathaniel John Walter, Charles “Dutch” DeVries

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:

Bristol Progress Days will be July 12, 13, 14

Note: Bristol Progress Days is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Bristol Progress Days, the annual community festival held the weekend after the Fourth of July, in Bristol, Wis. will take place over three activity-packed days on July 12, 13, 14. The theme for this year is Around the World in 2013. The festivities include the […]

Randall approves crack filling and slag sealing work for town roads

The Randall Town Board approved about $50,000 in crack filling and slag sealing work for select town roads. The crack filling will cost about $19,000. It will performed on: roads on the southeast side of Powers Lake; some streets along the east side of Lake Benedict; part of 383rd Avenue and all of 87th Place […]

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 your sale 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.

UW-Extension is offering babysitting training

Kenosha County UW-Extension is offering babysitting training on July 10,  July 15, July 16,  July 22, July 29 and July 31. The class is one day long from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol. The class is open to The class is open to 6th , 7th and 8th […]

Units responding to restaurant for fall

At 10:15 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a restaurant in the 12000 block of Antioch Road (Highway 83) for a fall. Patient is a male in his 30s who is conscious and breathing and is behind the building.

Units responding to crash in Bristol

At about 10 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 45 and WG in Bristol. Two vehicles involved. Air bags have deployed.

Units responding for report of burning in Salem

At 6:57 p.m., a Town of Salem Fire/Rescue engine and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a possible burning violation in the 11300 block of 260th Avenue in Trevor. Construction materials may be being burned, dispatch says. UPDATE 7:15 p.m. — Fire is out, deputy reports.

Deaths June 28, 2103: James Gary Miller Sr., Thomas J. Salack (Salach)

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:

Deputy responding to report of turtle on highway in Paddock Lake

At 6:14 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a turtle in the eastbound lanes of Highway 50 in the 25300 block in Paddock Lake.

Units responding to crash on I-94

At about 2:24 p.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a two-vehicle crash in the 7500 block of I-94, northbound lanes. The crash involves a pick-up truck and a coach bus that is leaking fluid, dispatch says. UPDATE 2:36 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports at least five injuries on bus. Fire and […]

Units responding for CO alarm in Randall

At about noon, Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a carbon monoxide alarm in the 8700 block of 380th Avenue in Randall. Dispatch says no one at the scene is reporting symptoms of CO exposure.

Fran Kunkel retires from Salem Post Office

Fran Kunkel has retired from the Salem Post Office after 25 years of getting out the mail. Co-workers and family marked the occasion Thursday with a surprise ceremony Thursday morning at the post office. Here’s a summary of Kunkel’s career from the perspective of  Rachel Bisom, Fran’s daughter: My mom is a mail lady (the […]

Rain in the forecast for this afternoon

Beautiful day out there this morning, isn’t it? The National Weather Service forecast says that all could change late this afternoon. The current area forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of rain this afternoon. There could be new rainfall of between a tenth and quarter of an inch.  There’s also a 60 percent chance […]

Units responding for crash in Trevor

At about 10:37 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at 239th Avenue and 119th Street (Highway JF) in Trevor.

Paddock Lake to host annual bike parade

Paddock Lake’s annual July 4th bike parade will be July 4, starting at 10 am. Line up is at 9:45 at McAlonan Park on 248th Avenue. The parade will end at the Village Hall at 6969 236th Ave where hot dogs, chips and lemonade will be served. All participants in the bike parade will receive […]

Contrasting sky to the north

At about 4:30 p.m., there’s a very contrasting sky over Western Kenosha County, as shown by the above photo I took in Paddock Lake looking to the northwest. The National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm warnings for areas north of us, so apparently we will not get hit. But the local forecast also has […]

Deal of the Day: Scully’s Silver Lake Grill $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 […]

Salem Pumpkindaze set for Oct. 19; seeking vendors

Salem has made the following announcements regarding this year’s PumpkinDaze Festival: Mark your Calendar! The Town of Salem is holding Salem PumpkinDaze on October 19, 2013. The Artisan/Vendor Fair will start the day at 9:00 AM. There will be kid’s activities, great food, Salem Has Talent, and to finish up the evening bella cain , a […]

Deputy responding to report of swan on highway

At about 8:52 a.m.,a sheriff’s deputy is investigating a report of a swan along Interstate 94 near the state line.

Deputy responding to turtle near road report

At about 8:20 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a large turtle near the median of Highway 50 near the 16800 block in Bristol. Turtle is believed to be a large snapping turtle. UPDATE about 8:25 a.m. — Turtle found in median. Highway Department being notified.

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, June 27 through […]

Deaths June 26, 2103: William G.Ives

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 for fire alarm in Twin Lakes

At about 2:55 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding to a fire alarm in the 2100 block of East Lakeshore Drive in Twin Lakes. UPDATE about 3:10 p.m. — Personnel at scene report no signs of fire.

Readers’ photos: Rain gauge

How much rain have we received since last night? West Jacobs rain gauge says almost 2.5 inches from last night until 10 a.m. Wednesday. National Weather Service radar at 12:27 p.m. suggests we could see a little more soon.

Access to drum corps show at Central HS on Sunday will be from Highway 83

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has announced that access to the Drum Corps International Music on the Border on Sunday, June 30 at Central High School will be via the Highway 83 entrance to the campus near the tennis courts. A parking lot paving project will not allow access to the lot from Highway 50, said Sgt. […]

Units responding for mutual aid to Somers

At about 9:25 a.m., units from various county fire departments including Paris, Bristol, Salem and Silver Lake are responding as mutual aid to Somers Fire and Rescue for a structure fire in the 1800 block of 100th Avenue in Somers. Fire may have started by a lightning strike to the roof of the building. UPDATE […]

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 your sale 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.

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