Posts from ‘January, 2014’

Deaths Jan. 31, 2014: Margaret Carlson, Dan W. Loth, Norbert B. Bialek, Shirley R. Davis

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:

Wilmot Choir Parents breakfast fundrasier for Feb. 1 cancelled

A pancake breakfast fundraiser sponsored by the Wilmot High School Choir Parents for Saturday at the school has been cancelled, due to expected bad weather. The organizers hope to reschedule the event in the near future. Tickets will be honored at the rescheduled date.

Winter storm warning issued for Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning starting at midnight tonight and lasting until 6 p.m. Saturday. The local forecast calls for our area to see from 3 to 6 inches of snow accumulation during that time. The hourly NWS forecast for snowfall should start to intensify around 3 a.m. and continue […]

Readers photos: Lakeshore Way, Twin Lakes fire

Reader Ginny shared these photos of a fire that damaged a home on Lakeshore Way in Twin Lakes. The fire warranted a box alarm that brought assistance to the Twin Lakes Fire Department from several other local fire departments. fire fighters were on the scene from the time of the initial call at about 10:30 […]

Units responding to vehicle fire in Paddock Lake

At 12:11 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a report of a vehicle fire in the 24300 block of Paddock Lake. Bristol Fire and Rescue also responding due to proximity of car to a house. UPDATE 12:21 p.m. — Fire command reports that fire is confined to under the hood of the vehicle […]

Girl Scout cookie drive-thru at Lakewood School Feb. 1

Girl Scout Troop 7346 will be hosting a Cookie Drive-Thru at Lakewood School in Twin Lakes on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. People can drive up and buy cookies, $3.75 per box. The types of cookies available are: Thanks A Lot – Shortbread dipped in rich fudge. Cranberry Citrus Crisps – […]

Significant snow tonight and Saturday

Western Kenosha County could be in for another 2 to 5 inches of snow late tonight and Saturday, according to the latest National Weather Service forecast. The snow could start this evening but shouldn’t really get going until after 1 a.m. tonight and continue through Saturday until about 5 p.m. The temperature today should reach […]

Silver Lake IDs points to clarify about Salem fire/EMS contract

The Silver Lake Village Board at a Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday night identified several items they would like clarified about a proposed contract from Salem to serve the village for fire and emergency medical services. Silver Lake is due to vote on the contract at its Feb. 5 meeting. If approved, Salem could […]

Randall School accepts resignation of district administrator

The resignation of district administrator Steve Bloom was accepted by the Randall School Board at a special meeting this evening. The vote to accept the resignation was 3 to 1. Bloom will continue to serve as administrator until June 30. Board President Val Lass said the board would have no comment on the move until […]

Units responding for crash along Hwy, 50 in Wheatland

At about 7:10 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash on Highway 50 near Highway O in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Vehicle is rolled over off the westbound lanes of Highway 50 east of Highway O.

Units responding for crash in Paris

At 5:38 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash along Highway 142 west of Highway MB.

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 5:31 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash at Highways P and F in Wheatland. UPDATE 5:46 p.m. — Deputies checking along Highway F not finding crash scene.

Units responding for crash in Twin Lakes

At 5:29 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in 1200 block of Lance Drive in Twin Lakes. Single vehicle is rolled over. UPDATE about 5:35 p.m. — Village Police officer on the scene reports vehicle is about 50 feet off the road and near some trees. […]

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At 5:28 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding to a crash in the 21200 block of Highway C in Bristol.

Lakeland Little League baseball and softball registration is open

Note: Lakeland Little League is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH 2014 marks the 60th season for Lakeland Little League, as well as the 75th year of Little League. Join in on the fun! Registration is taking place currently online for Lakeland softball and baseball. Online registration is open until Feb. 28. Registration also is available […]

Randall wins Wilmot feeder tournament

The Randall boys basketball team won the Wilmot Boys Basketball Feeder School Tournament Sunday, Jan 26. Participating schools were: Trevor-Wilmot, Lakewood, Riverview, Randall and Wheatland.

Units responding for fire in Twin Lakes

At 10:30 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department, Randall Fire Department, Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Richmond Fire Department units along with village police officers are responding to a confirmed structure fire in the 2800 block of Lakeshore Way in Twin Lakes. UPDATE 10:34 a.m. — Police officer advises responding units to be careful in […]

Snow today

The National Weather Service forecast says we have a 100 percent chance of seeing snow today. An hourly forecast from NWS indicates the snowfall is expected to begin in the late morning and continue at least until mid afternoon. Total accumulation of about 1 inch expected. Since winds will be about 20 mph throughout that […]

Will ethics ordinance keep two from voting on Salem-Silver Lake fire /EMS contract?

Silver Lake’s ethics ordinance might keep two members of the Silver Lake Village Board from voting on a contract that would have Salem provide fire and emergency medical services to the village. The possible entanglement exists because two board members — village President Sue Gerber and Trustee Sabrina Moran — have connections to the Silver […]

Deaths Jan. 29, 2014: Norbert B. Bialek, Howard W. Hein

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:

Randall School Board to hold special meeting regarding administrators employment

The Randall School Board will meet in a special meeting Thursday to consider the continued employment of two administrators. The board is expected to go into closed session for the following agenda items: Discussion and potential action to accept the resignation of the District Administrator (Steve Bloom) based upon the terms mutually agreed to by […]

Units responding for gas odor in Twin Lakes

At 5:39 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding for a report of a gas odor in a residence in the 900 block of Bonnie Brae in Twin Lakes. The odor is strong and coming from the kitchen.

Units responding for car fire in Twin Lakes

At 1:57 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding for a car fire in the 400 block of Lincoln Drive in Twin Lakes. Twin Lakes Police also responding. UPDATE 2:11 p.m. — All units back in quarters.

A word from our sponsors: New weekly ad for Marv & Alison’s Sentry posted at westofthei.com

Note: Marv & Alison’s Sentry is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH This week’s ad for Marv & Alison’s 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 […]

Village, town officials to give new library a look Wednesday

Officials from the towns and villages that are part of the Community Library system will be meeting Wednesday at the site of the recently purchased building in Silver Lake that is to serve as that community’s library branch. The meeting will take place at 209 N Second St., Silver Lake starting at 6:30 p.m. Silver Lake […]

Deaths Jan. 28, 2014: Arlene F. Roanhaus

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:

Wilmot choir parents to host pancake fundraiser Feb. 1

The Wilmot High School Choir Parents are hosting an “all-you-can eat” pancake breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 1. Breakfast will be served 8 to 11 a.m.  and will cost $7 per person (children under 3 free). The meal will take place in the high school commons. There will be performances by the Treble Choir & Vocal […]

Units responding to crash in Salem

At 10:50 a.m., Town of Salem Fie/Rescue units are responding to a crash in the 28100 block of Highway F in Salem. Per dispatch: A car has hit a telephone/utility pole. UPDATE 10:59 p.m. — Deputies blocking traffic on Highway F. Second ambulance requested from Salem Fire/Rescue.

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 […]

Bristol Fire and Rescue personnel lauded for saving heart attack patient

Bristol Fire and Rescue personnel were lauded for saving the life of a Kenosha man on Christmas Eve 2013 in a ceremony at Monday’s Bristol Village Board meeting. Dr. Ben Feinzimer, Kenosha County EMS medical director, praised the Bristol personnel for saving the life of Brian Mickelson. “This past Christmas Eve marked an event that, against […]

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