Posts from ‘September, 2013’

Salem will not apply for requested buoys on Hooker Lake

An effort by four lakeshore residents to have slow-no wake buoys placed in the western bay of that lake will not be acted on further by the Salem Town Board after action at a special Town Board meeting Monday. Board members voted 3 to 1 with one abstaining to not pursue an application with the […]

Readers Photos: Lakeside Apartments fire in Camp Lake

Glen Moncatch, neighbor of the Lakeside Apartments building in Camp Lake, shared the following photos he took Friday morning in the early moments of the fire.  Glen said he took these photos from the back and south side from his yard. They are sequenced here with the first photo taken about 15 minutes before the […]

Football Frenzy to benefit Wilmot UHS football program

The Saturday Night Football Frenzy dinner and raffle will benefit the Wilmot Union High School football program. The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 12 at Rumpoles, 352 E. Main St., Twin Lakes. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner buffet is at 5:30 p.m. and raffle draws start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 pre-sale […]

Silver Lake Harvestfest is Oct. 26

Silver Lake Harvestfest will take place Saturday, Oct. 26. Planned activities include: A Scarecrow Yard Decoration Contest with judging starting at 2 pm. Application available here. A Twilight Parade, beginning  at 6 p.m. at Riverview School. Light up floats and vehicles are invited. There will be prizes for the best entries. Application available here. Harvest Fest […]

Rural Landowner Conference is Nov. 2 in Bristol

The 7th Annual Southeast Wisconsin Rural Landowner Conference scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2. will offer opportunities for rural landowners and small farmers as well as individuals who are considering a farm enterprise. Participants will be able to choose from a variety of educational topics from three tracts: small farm, conservation and entrepreneurship. The small farm […]

Lauren Skalecki and Rachael Teklics peer mentors at UW-Whitewater

The following students have been trained and certified to be University of Wisconsin-Whitewater peer mentors: Lauren Skalecki of Trevor. Rachael Teklics of Trevor. Each UW-Whitewater peer mentor is assigned a group of new students to help them get comfortable with campus, participate in activities and build relationships. Mentors help new students all the way through […]

Randall School student music compositions recognized by WSMA

Four Randall School students were among those recognized in the Wisconsin School Music Association’s Student Composition Project. Recognized were: McKinley Boyle, honorable mention, instrumental solo. Kyle Diedrich, honorable mention, instrumental ensemble. Emily Hershelmann and Jake Brockway, honorable mention, instrumental collaborative ensemble. Jennifer Vanderloop is the teacher for all of these students. In the Student Composition […]

Units responding for gas smell in Salem

At about 9:45 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a residence in the 23900 block of 80th Place in Salem for a possible gas leak. Occupants reported a strong smell of gas, dispatch reports. Occupants are evacuating.

Deaths Sept. 28, 2013: Lillian Elizabeth Pfarr

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:

Kenosha Symphony Orchestra season announced

The Kenosha Symphony Orchestra has announced its lineup for the 2013-14 season of performances: Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. “Shakespeare as Muse. Robert G. Hasty, Conductor. Guest Juli Bunyak (vocal). Ticket Price before the concert $20.00 Adults; $5.00 Students. Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. “Winter Dreams.” Robert G. Hasty, Conductor. Guest Sasha Mandl […]

Community Library programming for October announced

From Storytime to Zombie Tag, the schedule for October activities at the Community Library branches has been announced. Some programs are targeted for certain age groups and some require registration while others do not. Be sure to check the details for the event you are interested in. You can view the whole schedule here.

Allyn Durbin named to Villanova Dean’s List

Allyn Durbin, from Bristol,  was named to the Dean’s List at Villanova University for the spring 2013 semester. Durbin is studying Astronomy and Astrophysics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Villanova University Dean’s List recipients are honored by their college’s respective dean. To qualify, one must be a matriculated full-time student and earn […]

A word from our sponsors: Meyer Family Farms Vegetable Stand still has sweet corn

Note: Meyer Family Farms Vegetable Stand is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH For all you folks wondering if Meyer Family Farms Vegetable Stand still has sweet corn, they do! Currently, they are running a special for their Facebook fans and westofthei.com readers. Mention that you saw this post on westofthei.com or Facebook and receive 12 sweet […]

Deaths Sept. 27, 2103: Arlene F. Washack, Yolanda Elizabeth “Betty” Edwards

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 brush fire in Paris

At about 4:18 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a brush fire in approximately the 4600 block of Highway 45 in Paris. UPDATE 4:20 p.m. — Fire unit on the scene. UPDATE 4:22 p.m. — Traffic on 45 being shut down by a deputy at Highway […]

Units responding for crash in Brighton

At about 12:57 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the 4200 block of Highway B in Brighton. Per dispatch: Single vehicle involved. May have rolled more than once. Occupants out of car.

Camp Lake apartment fire scene update

We are at the scene of the apartment building fire in Camp Lake. Per Sgt. Bill Beth, sheriff’s department spokesman: Call came in at about 3:50 a.m. Working smoke alarms awakened some residents. Deputies evacuated others. Some doors were broken down to alert some residents. Everyone got out safely. Fire started in attic or second […]

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 […]

Units responding for crash at Highways K and B

At about 7:13 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways B and K along the Brighton-Salem border. Per dispatch: One vehicle is one its side and another is smoking. Some injuries being reported. UPDATE 7:24 a.m. — Additional ambulance being dispatched from Silver […]

Roads blocked due to fire in Camp Lake

At 6:44 a.m., we have received several reports that traffic is being blocked on Highways AH and SA in Camp Lake due to a fire there this morning. We are seeking more information and will report what we find out ASAP. UPDATE 7:41 a.m. — Building involved is a two-story apartment building just south of […]

Rep. Kerkman intros bill aimed at curbing infant deaths from co-sleeping while intoxicated

State Rep. Samantha Kerkman’s office released the following statement on Thursday regarding a co-sleeping bill she has introduced: Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Randall) has proposed a bill that will help prevent infant deaths from unsafe sleep conditions and create a penalty for those who cosleep with an infant while intoxicated. The proposed bill would make several […]

Units responding to crash at Highway N and I-94

At about 5:45 a.m., Paris Fire and Rescue and Kenosha Fire Department units are responding to a report of a crash on Highway N at I-94 (12000 block). Crash scene is east of I-94.

Dense fog advisory — again

For the third day in a row, the National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for our area. The advisory will be in effect until 9 a.m. Temperatures are expected to reach 77 today and 51 tonight with — yes — patchy fog after 8 a.m. Saturday looks to be warmer with a […]

Sponsored Post: Randall offers Crown Victoria and swim rafts for sale via bids

Note: This post is a paid announcement by the Town of Randall. — DH This info posted Sept. 26, 2013 The Town of Randall is accepting sealed bids for: 1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4 door auto “Police Special, PS, PB 221,407 miles.” 2 ShoreMaster Swim rafts (7 ½ x 9 ½) with ladders. These items […]

Christ Lutheran Church to host fish boil Sept. 28

Christ Lutheran Church is hosting its 24th Annual Fish Boil on Saturday, Sept. 28 starting at 4:30 p.m.through 7 p.m. Ticket prices are adults $12, children 6-12 $6 and under 6 free. The church’s chefs invite you to enjoy a meal cooked in the great outdoors featuring: Fresh cod, red potatoes, carrots, onions, salty rye […]

James Mccarty and Craig Manarik named to Purdue Dean’s list

About 9,600 Purdue University students were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have completed at least 12 credit hours, be enrolled at least half-time, have a semester grade point average of at least 3.0 and have at least a 3.5 cumulative […]

Deal of the Day: The Village Pub $9 all you can eat breakfast 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 […]

Paris School Panther Prowl is Oct. 5

The public is invited to join Paris School’s students, families and staff for their unique “fun”raiser. The Eighth Annual Panther Prowl Walk-a-thon will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, from noon until 5 p.m. at Paris Consolidated School located at 1901 176th Ave. This year’s campaign for pledge support has the students working diligently to […]

A word from our sponsors: Wisconsin Emissions Testing available at Wilmot Auto Service

Note: Wilmot Auto Service is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Wisconsin Emissions Tests can now be done at Wilmot Auto Service. The test is free to you. Call 862-6300 for an appointment. Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 to 11 a.m. Wilmot Auto Service, Inc is an independent […]

Report from the road: It’s foggy out there

At 5:52 a.m., I just came in from a trip to Salem and back and it’s foggy out there — at least in places. The National Weather Service agrees and has issued a dense fog advisory, in effect until 9 a.m. Patchy fog is in the forecast again for Friday morning too at this point. […]

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