Posts from ‘July, 2013’

Daily Harvest: Get educated at the School Exhibits Building

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH. If you’re looking for a place to get inspired about the school children of Western Kenosha County you might check out the School Exhibits Building at the Kenosha County Fair. The building is literally decorated wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling with school work of Kenosha County students. […]

Trevor man’s efforts get signage added to Highways 83-JF intersection

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be making a few changes to the intersection of Highways 83 and JF in Salem after a local resident brought dangers of the intersection to the attention of WisDOT officials. But West Jacobs, the resident who lives just a little to the west of the intersection, said he feels […]

Lightning 18u Black win first 2 pool games at ASA “A” National Championships

The Wisconsin Lightning 18u Black softball team won their first 2 pool games at the ASA “A” National Championships at Moyer Softball Complex in Salem, VA. On Monday, the Lightning beat the Louisville Stunners Black 3-1 behind the 3 hit pitching of Kristen Wood (Wilmot). Wood struck out 11 and walked 1 in picking up […]

Body found by Camp Lake launch from self-inflicted shot, says KSD

A body found at the Department of Natural Resources boat launch on Camp Lake has been determined to be the result of a self-inflicted shot, a statement released today by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department says. From the media release: On 07/30/2013 at 1102 hours Deputies responded with Salem Fire and Rescue to a person […]

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, Aug. 1 through […]

Twin Lakes Park Commission meeting recap

The Village of Twin Lakes Park Commission met earlier this evening.  Topics of discussion are summarized below: Pat Kail was elected chairman; Chad Dunn was elected Secretary.  (Dunn was not present at tonight’s meeting.)  It was stated that a vice chairman was not needed. June and July bills were reviewed and approved. Village Administrator Jennifer […]

Daily Harvest: See the antique farm machinery exhibit at the fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. – DH For 46 years there has been an antique farm machinery exhibit at the Kenosha County Fair. That’s a long time. But much of the equipment in this display will be considerably older. Some of the machinery you might see includes: Old-fashioned pitcher pump to […]

Silver Lake trustee wants to pursue Connect Communities status to grow downtown

Silver Lake Trustee Soti Wilber said she will suggest the village pursue Connect Communities status with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation after a meeting with a state downtown development expert Tuesday. The meeting was a Committee of the Whole meeting arranged by Wilber with James Engle, Downtown Development Team Lead Economic & Community Development at […]

Twin Lakes Movies in the Park continue Friday with “Madagascar 3″

The Village of Twin Lakes Park Commission and season sponsor Baxter and Woodman Consulting Engineers 2013 season for the Movies in the Parks program continues Friday. “Madagascar 3″ will be screened beginning at dusk in the outdoor amphitheater on the shores of Lake Mary at Lance Park. Bring a blanket or chair for these free, family-friendly […]

Units responding for medical at Camp Lake launch

At about 11 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding for a medical call near the Camp Lake boat launch, 227th Avenue and 113th Street. Patient is an unresponsive male. UPDATE 1:55 p.m. — Radio traffic since the initial call indicates deputies have been investigating the scene. UPDATE July 31 […]

Suicide Prevention Coalition to host clergy summit Aug. 13

The Kenosha County Suicide Prevention Coalition is hosting a free day of learning for spiritual leaders in our community with a clergy summit on Thursday, Aug. 13. Every 14 minutes someone in the U.S. dies by suicide. What if that someone was a member of your congregation? The Kenosha County Suicide Prevention, lead agency Kenosha […]

Units responding for report of gas leak

At about 11 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department is responding to a report of a possible gas leak at an apartment unit on East Northwater Street in Silver Lake. Caller reporting smell of gas, but no symptoms of illness.

Daily Harvest: Get commercial at the fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The Commercial Building at the Kenosha County Fair hosts a wide variety of booths from the strictly commercial to the more philosophical. Through the years I have seen booths from law enforcement, political parties, builders, media, sellers of all types of merchandise and even […]

Deaths July 29, 2013: John Alan Dayer

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 crash in Brighton

At 3:45 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at 45th Street and 308th Avenue in Brighton. UPDATE 3:48 p.m. — Deputy also came upon the scene and reports there are injuries. UPDATE 3:50 p.m. — Four apparently non-life threatening injuries being reported, according to […]

Units responding to car fire in Twin Lakes

At about 3:05 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding to a report of a possible vehicle fire in the parking lot of the Twin Lakes US Post Office. No flames seen but there is smoke coming from the engine compartment, dispatch reports. UPDATE 3:09 p.m. — Police officer on the scene reports that […]

Silver Lake downtown development subject of Tuesday meeting

How to bring more businesses back to downtown Silver Lake will be the subject of a special Silver Lake Economic Development Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday. The meeting will start at 4:30 p.m. at Village Hall. Trustee Soti Wilber, chairman of the Economic Development Committee, said the meeting will start with a presentation by […]

Wilmot Jr. baseball hosting pig roast Aug. 10

The Wilmot Jr. Panthers Baseball Program is putting on a Pig Roast Fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 10. The roast will take place from 2 to 12 a.m..at Legion Field, 989 Legion Drive in Twin Lakes and will feature local food and live music. Admission is $10 for advance tickets or at the door. Schedule of events […]

Daily Harvest: Hay bale toss contest is Friday evening at fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The hay bale throwing contest at the Kenosha County Fair will take place at 6:30 p.m., Friday of the fair. Pre-registration starts at 6 p.m. There is a $1 entry fee The premise is simple. Take a bale of hay and see how far […]

Wilmot students among those at national shooting competition in Illinois

The Scholastic Pistol Program held its first National High School Pistol Championship at the World Recreation and Shooting Complex July 15 through July 20 in Sparta, IL. Around 200 young shooters attended the championship from around the nation. Of those young shooters, five high school pistol teams from Wisconsin made the long journey to Sparta […]

Deaths July 27, 2013: Arthur L. Koehn,

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:

Daily Harvest: Powerful pedaling at pedal tractor pulls

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH. Youngsters will be putting pedals to the metal on Thursday and Friday at the Kenosha County Fair as part of the annual Pedal Tractor Pulls. The competition is sponsored by Jockey International and is open to youngsters from 5 to 12 years old. In pedal […]

Wheatland Town Board to hold special meeting for financing

The Wheatland Town Board will hold a special meeting Monday, at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall in New Munster. The single action item on the agenda is “a resolution to borrow money for road improvements and to repay an existing road improvement loan using a lower interest rate.”

Wisconsin Lightning Black 18U to compete in national championships

The Wisconsin Lightning Black 18U will be competing in the 18U ASA “A” National Championships in Salem, Virginia July 29 through Aug 4. The team includes the last two Wisconsin players of the year Kristen Wood (Wilmot), Sarah Fonk (Westosha Central), along with Makenzie Walker (Kenosha Bradford), Brittney Blazich (Westosha Central), Larkin Langston (Westosha Central), […]

Westosha Lakes Church seeking sponsors for backpack project

The Helping Hands Food Pantry at Westosha Lakes Church is looking for help sponsoring students for its “Back to School Backpack Project”. The pantry is looking for sponsors who would be interested in purchasing a backpack along with some school supplies. You will be provided the list of supplies to purchase with an approximate total […]

Daily Harvest: Demo derby for more crunching, crashing fun

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The sound of the fenders of two cars crunching can be sickening — unless you’re at the Kenosha County Fair’s demolition derby There will be plenty of intentional crunching at the Wilmot Raceway on the fairgrounds on Sunday with Demo Derby taking place starting […]

Assessment notices delayed in Wheatland

Do you live in Wheatland and have been wondering where your 2013 assessment notice is? Sheila Siegler, town clerk, offered this explanation: We are having a revaluation this year and the assessment firm is running late with the work. As soon as we have any further information regarding a firm date, we will send a […]

Units responding for mutual aid for I-94 crash

At 3:08 p.m., Newport Fire Department is responding to a crash in the northbound lanes of I-94 at Russell Road. Initially, Bristol Fire and Rescue and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue were dispatched as mutual aid but they were called off by Newport command at the scene.

Thunderstorms likely today; cool for the weekend

  The current National Weather Service forecast says it’s likely we will see some rain today — 70 percent chance probably after 10 a.m. There is a slight risk that some of those storms will be severe. At 8:26 a.m., the regional radar doesn’t look too ominous, but a wider view shows some rain along […]

Flight for Life responding to Twin Lakes

At about 7:55 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are setting up a landing zone for Flight for Life medical transport helicopter. I am not sure what this relates to at this point.

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