Posts from ‘December, 2013’

Snow update: 3 inches so far with more in the forecast through Thursday

As of about 11:15 p.m., we are measuring about 3 inches of snow on the ground at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. That’s accumulation since about 2:30 p.m. Seemed pretty light for easy shoveling. The local National Weather Service forecast is calling for 1 to 3 inches of accumulation overnight. There is another 1 to […]

Units responding to crash near Paddock Lake

At about 10:26 p.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways K and EW, along the Paddock Lake/Brighton border. Per dispatch: A car has hit a tree. A Paris Fire Department unit is on scene. UPDATE 10:35 p.m. — Town of Salem Fire/Rescue being dispatched. Per dispatch: Only one person […]

Local departments responding for mutual aid for I-94 crash

At about 8:55 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue are responding to a mutual aid request from Newport Fire Department for mutual aid to a crash on I-94 at Russell Road in the northbound lanes. Per dispatch: Bristol is being asked to respond with a squad and Pleasant Prairie with […]

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 8:33 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 8400 block of 184th Avenue in Bristol. Per dispatch: One vehicle involved. It is off the road and was on fire initially, but no longer. Driver is conscious and breathing, but may have […]

Deaths Dec. 31, 2103: Marion Kay Simbrowsky

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral. 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 Salem

At about 3:49 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a crash in the 10400 block of 296th Avenue in Salem. Per dispatch: Crash is a rollover in a driveway. Driver is in a residence and says they are not injured. UPDATE 3:52 p.m. — Unit arriving on scene says crash is not […]

Snowshoe rental available at Pringle Nature Center

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be renting snowshoes when there is at least 4” of snow on the ground, Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 3 p.m. Looking for a winter activity that doesn’t cost a lot of money and is a great workout? You can […]

Taylor Naef named to Augustana College deans list

A total of 839 students have been named to the Dean’s List at Augustana College for the 2013 fall term. Students who have earned this academic honor have maintained a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a four-point scale for courses taken during the term. Taylor Naef from Bristol was among the students named […]

Lake Shangri-la hosting Soup r Bowl

Lake Shangri-la will be hosting a Soup r Bowl soup throwdown and meat raffle on Saturday, Jan. 4 at the Community Center, 22211 121st St, Bristol. The public is invited to attend. First prize in the soup contest will be $100; second prize $50; third prize $25. There is a $10 contestant fee for participating in the […]

Winter weather advisory issued for New Year’s Eve-New Year’s Day

We are likely to get more snow over the next few days. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 6 p.m. Tuesday to midnight New Year’s Day. The snow will start tonight with about one inch of accumulation, according to the NWS local forecast. Snow should stop during the day, but […]

Units responding for medical call at Bristol convenience store

At about 7:20 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding for a medical call at a gas station/convenience store in the 20000 block of 93rd Street in Bristol. Per dispatch: Patient is a 20-year-old male who may have a broken bone, which may have occurred at a nearby ski facility.

Randall Supervisor Halvorson won’t seek re-election

Randall Supervisor Mike Halvorson has filed papers stating he does not intend to run for re-election in the April 2014 election. Halvorson was first elected to the Randall Town Board in April 2010 and was re-elected in April 2012. The deadline for filing non-candidacy papers by incumbents was Dec. 27. The other supervisor seat to […]

Deaths Dec. 30, 2013: Edward E. Wasielewski III

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral. 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:

West of the I businesses wish you happy holidays

Need a dose of holiday spirit? Check out West of the I’s video holiday greetings. A new group is featured on our front page this week and all are available for viewing on the Video Holiday Greetings page.

Lakeland Little League registration to start Jan. 1

‘Tis the season…to start thinking about baseball and softball! Join Lakeland Little League’s 60th Season! Online Registration is tentatively planned to start Jan. 1, 2014. Onsite registration events will be announced. Visit www.lakelandll.com for registration details and updates. Instructional/Tee Ball Announcement: New for 2014, announcing a newly reorganized instructional/tee ball league. This division is focused […]

UW-Cooperative Extension sponsoring small business & farmers workshop

Beginning January 22, the UW-Cooperative Extension offices in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth Counties in cooperation with the UW Center for Dairy Profitability and Annie’s Project are sponsoring What Every Small Business Should Know workshop series for small business owners and farmers. The series of three workshops will be held on Wednesdays, Jan. 22, Feb. 12, […]

Units responding for medical call at church

At about 10:20 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a church in the 8000 block of 199th Ave., in Bristol for a medical call. Patient is a woman who fell, dispatch says.

Temperatures to plunge to below zero tonight; wind chill advisory issued

Are you ready for the plunge — in temperatures that is. Right now, the National Weather Service is recording a comfortable late December temperature of 32 at Kenosha Regional Airport. It’s not going to stay like that. Temps are expected to bottom out at -5 for a low tonight, according to the current forecast. The NWS […]

Shane Siefert makes UW-Whitewater wrestling team

Shane Siefert, a sophomore biology major from Paddock Lake, has made the 2013-14 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling team. After finishing third in the national championships last year, the Warhawks have high expectations this season and intend to offer a strong challenge to each opposing team. The team holds preseason-training sessions with new and returning players […]

Randall School boys win basketball tournament

The Randall School A-team won the Union Grove Holiday Invite basketball tourney this weekend. Thanks to Paul Brown Jr. for the photo.

Deaths Dec. 28, 2013: Frank T. “Tom” Kintigh

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral. 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:

Snowmobile trails closed due to warmer temperatures

The Kenosha County snowmobile trail system has been closed due to warm temperatures. “Hopefully with snow coming Sunday and colder temperatures, we will be able to re-open,” the snowmobile trail hotline recording says. The snowmobile hotline number is 671-4944.

Units responding for snowmobile injury in Salem

At about 8:06 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a residence in the 25100 block of 85th Street in Salem for an injured person. Dispatch reports patient reportedly hit a rock while snowmobiling.

Units responding for crash in Twin Lakes

At about 7:41 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and village police officers are responding to a report of a crash on 93rd Street at about Aroowhead Drive in Twin Lakes. Dispatch says one vehicle is reportedly on its side. UPDATE 7:50 p.m. — Police officer on scene reports to dispatch that the one […]

Deaths Dec. 27, 2013: Joyce I. DeRidder

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral. 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:

Central vs. Indian Trail at Honda Holiday Classic (photos)

Central High School faced Indian Trail High School in the opening round of the Honda Holiday Classic Thursday night at Carthage College. Indian Trail won 54-51. Here is a quarter by quarter report: First quarter: The Hawks jumped out to a 7-0 start but the Falcons clawed back to within 1 with Karsten and Gravely hitting […]

Local fire department responding for mutual aid to Antioch

At about 5:10 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a request for mutual aid from the Antioch Fire Department. Salem is being requested to respond with a tender (tanker) to the 26300 block of West Prospect Ave. in Antioch for a structure fire.

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 […]

Happening now: Twin Lakes Fire Dept. hosting blood drive today until 1 p.m.

BloodCenter of Wisconsin is hosting a blood drive in Twin Lakes, on Friday, Dec. 27, from 9  a.m. to 1 p.m. The drive is sponsored by the Twin Lakes Fire Department and is at Village Hall, 108 E. Main St. I just got a call from the drive and there are people waiting right now […]

Warm then really cold

The forecast for the next few days is a study in contrasts — first warm then really cold. Today the high temperature should reach about 34 and about 40 Saturday, the National Weather Service forecast says. A cooling trend will begin Sunday with a high of 25 and falling temperatures. How far will those temps […]

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