Posts from ‘October, 2013’

Kerkman urges governor to consider new claims regarding impact of Kenosha casino on Potawatomi

A former executive of the Potawatomi Tribe has told Governor Scott Walker that the tribe’s claims of detrimental impact from the Menominee Tribal casino in proposed for Kenosha are inflated. More on former Potawatomi CFO Kurt Schmidt claims are available here. In reaction, state Rep. Samantha Kerkman issued a statement urging Walker to consider Schmidt’s information in […]

Country Inn and Suites/The Brat Stop special needs Halloween 2013 event coverage

The Country Inn and Suites and The Brat Stop in Kenosha just west of I-94, hosted a Halloween party and indoor trick or treat for adults and children with special needs on Oct. 30 at the Parkway Chateau. The event was a Halloween celebration for those with special needs and their families. Participants dressed up […]

Deaths Oct. 31, 2103: Joseph R. Hunt

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: Joseph R. Hunt, 83, of Kenosha, died Oct. 29, 2013.

Units responding to crash in Wheatland

At about 1:24 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash on Highway 83-north near Highway JB. Single truck off the road. UPDATE 1:27 p.m. — Dispatch says the crash scene may be on Highway JB east of Highway 83. UPDATE 1:29 p.m. — […]

Food recipients sought for Westosha Lakes Church/Central High School food drive

On Friday, Nov. 8, Westosha Lakes Church, along with Central High School students, community organizations, businesses, and churches in the area will come together to provide approximately one week’s worth of food, including a turkey and all the trimmings, for families who would appreciate this special gift during Thanksgiving time. This is a free, no-strings-attached service […]

Wilmot High School Community Outreach to address estate planning

Wilmot High School is presenting its first Community Outreach program of the season. Join Attorney Roberta Levinson for her lively presentation about the most important things you need to know about wills, trusts and powers of attorneys (advanced directives) on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the high school at 11112 308th […]

Wet trick of treat still in forecast

The forecast from the National Weather Service still calls for a wet round of trick or treat today. By the start of the 4 p.m. official trick or treat time in most Western Kenosha County municipalities, the NWS is calling for a 100 percent chance of rain with a chance of a thunderstorm upping the […]

HCE to host clothing exchange Nov. 11

The Kenosha County Association for Home & Community Education Clothing Exchange is providing as opportunity to clean out your closets and basements while helping yourself and others throughout our community. You are invited to bring all clothing or accessories you have outgrown or are ready to get rid of. The sizes include infant through adult. The […]

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 […]

Twin Lakes-Randall Recreation co-ed basketball registration is next week

The Twin Lakes-Randall Recreation program will sponsor a co-ed basketball program for boys and girls in grades 1 through 6. The program will focus on skill development, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fundamentals of the game. Teams will be divided into groups by grades. All teams will play scheduled games on Saturdays (except the first Saturday will […]

Warmer — but wetter — weather in forecast

If you’ve been grumbling about the chilly temperatures of late there’s good news. Temperatures are supposed to be noticeably warmer the next couple of days. Alas, there’s a catch. There also is a very strong chance of rain today, tonight and tomorrow. Today’s high temp is forecast for 59, with a 30 percent chance of […]

It’s foggy out there

At about 6:55 a.m., the National Weather Service is warning of fog this morning. That’s certainly the case at westofthei.com HQ, where you can hardly see to teh back of the yard right now. The fog is supposed to be worst near the state line.

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, Oct.  31 through […]

Antioch seeking man in connection with death of two women there

A 54-year-old man is being sought by Antioch. Ill. police for questioning regarding the death of two women there. The man sought is named Billy Varner. He was last seen driving a 2002 tan Chevy extended conversion van with the registration N943872. Police say Varner should be considered dangerous and should not be approached. Instead call, 911 […]

Deaths Oct. 19. 2013: Dixie Lee Muto, David A. Dyrhovd

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 combine on fire in Bristol

At about 4:33 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Town of Salem Fire/Rescue Paris Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a combine on fire near Highways 50 and MB. UPDATE 4:37 p.m. — Deputy reports to dispatch that scene is closer to Highway MB and C. Combine is “way off […]

Deal of the Day: Heidi’s Bakery $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 […]

Wilmot UHS Link Crew sponsoring Cinderella’s Closet dress drive

Wilmot High School Link Crew Leaders, Savannah Rivers, Hannah Tryban, Morgan Haley, and Ashley Alter, are hosting a dress drive to help benefit Cinderella’s Closet. Cinderella’s Closet is a non-profit organization that provides girls with dresses for prom. The dress drive will be held on Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the […]

No Need 2 Speed yard signs available for pickup tonight

A limited number of No Need to Speed yard signs will be available for pick-up from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at the Kenosha County Center, Highways 50 and 45 in Bristol. Amee Janus, founder of the Wisconsin Initiative safety Education, said the 50 signs to be given away today were sponsored by Hupy & […]

Trick or treaters invited to Salem United Methodist Church

“Trick or Treat! Calling all little Salem ghosts and goblins: Don’t forget to stop by Salem United Methodist Church during Trick of Treat hours (4 to 7 p.m.) on Thursday, for some candy. The church is located at 25130 85th St, in Salem.

Units responding for odor investigation in Slades Corners

At 6:25 a.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to the intersection of Highways 50 and P in Slades Corners for an investigation. A strong smell of propane gas has been reported there, dispatch says. UPDATE 6:30 a.m. — Rescue squad being held in quarters.

Family, friends, fellow firefighters say good-bye to Thomas Brown, Randall FD

A funeral with fire department honors was held today for Thomas Brown, Battalion Chief, Randall Fire Department. Brown died Oct. 21 after about a month-long illness. He was 59. Brown joined the Randall Fire Department in 1985 and was the battalion chief for station Number 1 in Powers Lake at the time of his death. […]

Deaths Oct. 28, 2013: Aniela K. Szymanski

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 investigation in Twin Lakes

At about 6:22 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and village police offices are responding to a home in the 300 block of Bird Street in Twin Lakes for an investigation.

Deal of the Day: Luisa’s $25 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 […]

Central HS ABS to host Fall Frolic 5K FUN Run/Walk

The 4th Annual Fall Frolic 5K FUN Run/Walk sponsored by Central High Schools Association of Business Students will take place Nov. 3 at the school. The 5K Run / Walk will travel entirely on CHS’s property ending on the football field. Professional timing will be used. All profits goes to MDA and March of Dimes. […]

Units responding for report of burning in Salem

At about 4:05 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of burning in the 31000 block of 75th Place in Salem. A sheriff’s deputy also is responding.

Silver Lake Community Fall Fest 2013 coverage

Community Baptist Church in Silver Lake hosted its second annual Community Fall Fest Saturday evening at the church. There was a large bonfire (supervised by the Silver Lake Fire Department)  for warming and smaller fires for roasting marshmallows. The bouncy house and slide were especially popular with the little ones. Other activities included a craft […]

Central HS cross country teams sending competitors to state tournament

The Central High School cross country teams will be sending several individual competitors and the whole girls team to the state tournament after the sectional meet Saturday at UW-Parkside on Somers. Central’s Melissa Capra topped all girls competitors with a 14:55.4, a new personal and Central record. Central’s Jacob Heibor topped all boys competitors with […]

Units responding to restaurant in Bristol for medical call

At about 11:09 a.m., Bristol Fie and Rescue units are responding to a restaurant in the 12300 block of Bristol Road (Highway 45) in Bristol for a medical call. Per dispatch: Patient is having difficulty breathing.

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