Posts from ‘August, 2013’

Pringle to host butterfly story/hike

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Nature Story Time Hike: Monarch Butterfly by Gail Gibbons on Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 to 11 a.m. Come to listen to a story about the life cycle, body parts, and behavior of the monarch butterfly. After the story, participants will go out on a […]

Kyle Samples wins westofthei.com contest

Note: Lakeside Sentry is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Kyle Samples of Wilmot won westofthei.com’s booth contest this year at the Kenosha County Fair. Samples correctly guessed 346 as the number of candy pieces in a jar displayed during the fair at out booth in the Commercial Building. He won a $100 gift card good […]

FEMA welcomes Kenosha County to the Community Rating System

The Kenosha County Planning and Development Division released the following statement regarding the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS): Residents and business owners in the unincorporated areas of Kenosha County can now enjoy a reduction in flood insurance premiums because of the county’s active participation in the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community […]

Central HS cross country at Menomonee Falls Coaches Challenge results

The Central High School cross country team competed in its first meet of the season Thursday at the Menomonee Falls Coaches Challenge. Central junior Shane McNealy finished first among all boy competitors with a time of 16:46. Central sophomore finished third overall with a time of 16:59. On the girls side, junior Melissa Capra captured […]

Units responding for investigation in Salem

At about 9:50 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to the 8000 block of 238th Avenue in Salem for an investigation. UPDATE 9:52 p.m. — Dispatch says a caller is reporting a large tree on fire.

Units responding to crash on I-94

At about 9 p.m., Somers Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 1200 block of I-94, northbound lanes.

Seevere thunderstorm watch dropped

At 8:05 p.m., a severe thunderstorm watch scheduled to continue until 9 p.m. for Kenosha County has been cancelled by the National Weather Service.

Deaths Aug. 30, 2103: Carlene B. Monzel, Barbara Louise Richter

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:

Power outages reported in Paddock Lake and Bristol

We Energies power outages — likely storm related — are being reported at 5:16 p.m. in Paddock Lake and in Bristol. In Paddock Lake, the outages are on the north side of the lake, with about 44 customers effected. In Bristol, several small outages are being reported in Rainbow Lake Manor.

Storm related emergency fire/police responses

The following is a round-up of what appear to be storm related police and fire responses: UPDATE about 4:52 p.m. — Town of Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a report of a tree down in the 23700 block of 82nd Place. UPDATE about 4:54 p.m. — Twin Lakes Police office reports a tree down at […]

Units responding to Randall School for investigation

At 4:51 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units are responding to Randall School in Twin Lakes for an investigation. UPDATE 5:04 p.m. — Deputy dispatched to school. Water coming through roof of the school building.

Severe thunderstorm warning extended

At 4:21 p.m., the National Weather Service has extended the severe thunderstorm warning until 5 p.m. Very heavy rain falling right at 4:24 p.m. in Paddock Lake. Here is some video in Paddock Lake of the storm near its height: UPDATE 4:48 p.m. — Distant rumbles in the area. Rain has greatly decreased, but still […]

Twin Lakes Movies in the Park cancelled tonight

Twin Lakes Movies in the Park showing for tonight at dusk in Lance park has been cancelled due to the weather, village administrator Jennifer Pollitt has announced. Rain date will be next Friday, Sept. 6 with the same movie- RANGO.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Kenosha County and other counties in Wisconsin until 4:30 p.m. Quarter-size hail and up to 70 mph winds have been reported with this storm. UPDATE 4:11 p.m. — Wind picking up in Paddock Lake. Radar suggest worst of teh storm is […]

Reward offered for tools stolen from farm

Note: Meyer Family Farms Vegetable Stand is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The Meyer Family is hoping to get back about $7,000 in tools stolen from a shop on their farm property in Salem Thursday evening. Jimmy Meyer said he left the shop around 7:30 p.m. Upon returning from picking corn in his fields at […]

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

Despite how tranquil it look at about 2:20 p.m. out my window in Paddock Lake, the National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for 15 Wisconsin counties including Kenosha County. The watch is in effect until 9 p.m.

Units responding for tree on wire in Salem

At about 2:05 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to the 10400 block of 266th Avenue in Salem for a report of a tree down on a wire. We Energies is also responding. No arcing being seen, dispatch says. UPDATE 2:15 p.m. — Deputy reports that wire and tree are on […]

Hot again today

The high temperature to day is expected to creep back over 90 degrees, according to the latest National Weather Service forecast. There’s also a 40 percent chance of a thunderstorm today and a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms tonight. Looking ahead after that, temps should be in the 80s Saturday and Sunday before dipping down […]

Deaths Aug. 29, 2103: Dolores T. Baer, Scott P. Stevens

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 at Highways 45 and WG in Bristol

At 7:20 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 along the state line. UPDATE 7:21 p.m. — Dispatch says crash scene is now being reported by a caller as being about one mile east of Highway 45 along […]

A word from our sponsors: Reliable Heating and Air Conditioning replaces units at Antonia’s Pancake House

Note: Reliable Heating and Air Conditioning is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Reliable Heating and Air Conditioning recently completed work at Antonia’s Pancake House in Paddock Lake that should have diners feeling more comfortable. Rick Sheehan, Reliable owner, said his company installed four new Carrier heating/air conditioning units on the building, which is located on […]

Units responding for gas smell in Salem

At 12:19 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a gas smell in an apartment in the 8700 block of Antioch Road (Highway 83) in Salem. The occupant of the effected apartment has evacuated, dispatch says.

Units responding for crash on I-94

At about 12:09 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the northbound lanes of I-94 near the Highway C interchange. Crash involves a motorcycle. UPDATE 12:13 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports crash is […]

Central HS cheerleaders to host camp Sept. 14

The Central High School Cheerleaders will be hosting a Youth Clinic on Sept. 14 to help raise money for camp. This is a perfect opportunity for all ages to learn the fundamental cheerleading skills and techniques including jumps, motions, sideline cheers, dance, stunting and tumbling. Lunch will be provided. Participants will receive their shirt at […]

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.

Dense fog advisory in effect

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for our area. The advisory will be in effect until 9 a.m. Thursday morning. Visibility could be limited to one-quarter of a mile or less during this period.

Labor of Love Day Music Festival is Sept. 1

The 4th Annual Labor of Love Day Music Festival in memory of Jamie Leigh Wilson will take place Sunday, Sept. 1, from noon to 7 p.m.,  at New Munster Park, 34315 Geneva Road, New Munster. This year, admission is free. This year’s festival will include live music, a dove release, food, local vendors, and entry […]

Deaths Aug. 28, 2013: Taylor Aurelia Clark, Debra “Debbie” Lou Shimkus

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:

Rep. Kerkman issues statement supporting Kenosha casino

State Rep. Samantha Kerkman, whose district includes most of Western Kenosha County, has issued a statement supporting the opening of  Menominee Tribe casino in Kenosha just east of  I-94 on the site of the closed Dairyland Greyhound Park. In the statement, Kerkman lauds the impact of the casino for jobs and says she will be […]

Paris Town Board approves generators for We Energies facility

The placement of two diesel back-up generators at the We Energies natural gas generator plant on 172nd Avenue in Paris was approved by the Paris Town Board Tuesday night. The 3,000 kW generators are to supply power to the natural gas powered peak demand turbines at the facility. Once the turbines are running the generators […]

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