Posts from ‘February, 2014’

Is your ice shanty stuck? Consult with the DNR

If your ice shanty is still on a local, but you can’t move it due to continue cold, cold, cold weatrher here, the Department of Naturdal Resources wants to hear from you. From a Warden Wire article published this week: The Department of Natural Resources and the conservation wardens understand the predicament facing some ice […]

13 Wheatland Center School students selected for Southern Lakes Anthology

Thirteen Wheatland Center School students had their art, poem, cartoon, or story published in this year’s Southern Lakes Anthology. The theme for this year’s anthology was “Figure It Out.” Students in grades third through eighth could submit a piece for consideration. Of the 24 pieces submitted from Wheatland, 13 of them were selected for publication by a panel of judges […]

Deaths Feb. 28, 2014: Paul G. Jaeger, Glen E. Ziebel

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 to crash in Paris

At about 1:26 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash along Highway 45 near Highway NN. Per dispatch: Caller says vehicle is rolled over, and driver appears to be out of vehicle.

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 […]

Savanna Henninfield named to UW-Eau Claire dean’s list

Savanna Henninfield was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for the fall 2013 semester. Henninfield is a Bristol resident and 2012 graduate of Central High School.

Welcome back snow — tonight, tomorrow, tomorrow night

Snow is back in the National Weather Service forecast for tonight, Saturday and Saturday night. Accumulation should be modest, however. The expected range is something from less than two inches to about 3.5 inches. The high temperature today is forecast for 23.

Deaths Feb. 27, 2014: Marilynn Ann Prange, Regina I. Gibour

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 transformer problem in Randall

At about 9:18 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the 10500 block of 401st Avenue in Randall to investigate a report of a possible electrical transformer problem. Per dispatch; A caller reported seeing a bright flash and loud noise, but said their residence still had power. […]

Sen. Johnson to host town hall in Trevor Friday

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson will host a town hall meeting at The Fire Pit, 12417 Antioch Road (Highway 83), Trevor Johnson will give his State of the Nation presentation, which highlights the fiscal challenges the country faces today. Following the presentation, Johnson will take questions from the audience. The town hall is scheduled to take […]

Falcon Classic 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament registration is open

Falcon Classic 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament will take place April 5 at Central High School. Divisions are boys 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and girls 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th. Registration is $40 per team and is due by March 28. A registration for is available here.

Deal of the Day: Ruth’s Hairlines $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 […]

Messiah Christian Preschool’s Annual Silent Auction is March 9

Messiah Christian Preschool’s Annual Silent Auction will take place Sunday, March 9, from 3 to 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $14 The ticket price for this adults only event includes: entry into auction, hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, entry into raffle for 32″ TV and bid number for bidding on over […]

Grant MacKinnon and Taylor MacKinnon named to Creighton U. dean’s list

Full-time students who rank in the top 10 percent of their class for the semester and earn a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale are eligible for the Dean’s List at Creighton University. The following local students were named to Creighton University’s fall 2013 Dean’s List: Grant MacKinnon, of Salem, a sophomore […]

Deputy responding to crash in Bristol

At 7:45 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a crash on Highway 50, just west of Highway 45 in Bristol. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. No injuries being reported at this time. Cars were in eastbound lanes.

Central HS cheerleaders place third at state competition

The Central High School varsity cheerleaders placed third at the Wisconsin Association of Cheer and Pom Coaches competition this past weekend. Central competed in the D2 Medium division. The team also had stunt groups place 2 and 3 in D2 division.

Another day, another wind chill advisory

Another day, another bitter cold morning. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory starting at 3 a.m. Thursday and expiring at noon. The local forecast calls for a high temperature of 5, which paired with winds of 10 to 15 mph and gusts to 30 mph, may produce wind chill as low […]

Deadline nearing for Gateway foundation scholarship applications

The deadline is nearing for area graduating high school seniors to apply for a Gateway Technical College Foundation scholarship which would award them at least $500 toward their education at the college. One example of a Foundation scholarship is the President’s Opportunity Scholarship, awarded to one graduate per high school in the Gateway District, which […]

Westosha Falcons 7th grade wins Falcon Classic

The Westosha Falcons 7th grade feeder team won their division of the Falcon Classic on Feb. 15 at Central High School in Paddock Lake. Team members are: Jared Gerhke, Gabe Hartke, Samy Greco, Jaeden Zackery, Adam Simmons, Alex Salerno, Kyle Lois and Jake Mueller.

Marissa Mellen and Samantha Rampart named to UW-Platteville chancellor’s list

University of Wisconsin-Platteville announced its 2013 fall semester Chancellor’s List. Students receive this academic status by earning a 4.0 grade point average during the semester. Attainment of the Chancellor’s List represents the high academic achievement at UW-Platteville. Among those who made the Chancellor’s List were: Marissa Mellen, a Elementary Education major from Trevor. Samantha Rampart, […]

Still a little time to order trees from county program

A wide variety of trees and shrubs are available for sale through the Kenosha County Tree Program. Kenosha County has offered these native species for more than 25 years and, in that time, nearly one million trees have been sold. The purpose of the program is to promote conservation and to help area residents to […]

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 […]

Kenosha Unified School Board OKs gymnastics co-op agreement with Central HS

A co-op agreement that would merge the Central High School gymnastics team with the Kenosha Combined team starting with the 2014-15 season was approved the Kenosha Unified School District board Tuesday night. Two board members voted against the agreement. The Central School Board approved the agreement in April of 2013. The Kenosha board also unanimously […]

Wind chill advisory issued for Wednesday

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for a part of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County for Wednesday. The combination of a high temperature of 10 with winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph wind chills could reach -25. The advisory is in effect from midnight to […]

Powerful Tools for Caregivers beginning new session soon

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 6-week educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself. This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Classes will be held at Trevor-Wilmot […]

Kaitlyn Welzen named to Ripon College dean’s list

Kaitlyn Welzen, a Junior Spanish Environmental Studies major, has been named to the Dean’s List at Ripon College for the fall 2013 semester, which recognizes academic excellence. Welzen is the child of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin C. Welzen of Twin Lakes. To qualify for the Dean’s List at Ripon College, students must achieve a 3.40 […]

Re-scehduled Wilmot choir parents pancake fundraiser is March 1

The Wilmot High School Choir Parents are hosting an “all-you-can eat” pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 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. This event is rescheduled from Feb. 1. All tickets purchased […]

Deaths Feb. 24, 2014: Floyd C. Gyger Jr., James J. Ferris Jr.

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 Panther Backers Booster Club golf outing is May 10

Wilmot Panther Backers Booster Club is preparing for its annual Golf Fundraiser on Saturday, May 10. The event will be held at Twin Lakes Country Club. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to benefiting the students of Wilmot Union High School. More information is available here.

Bristol church to host grief support group

Bristol United Methodist Church, 8014 199th Ave, Bristol, is hosting two GriefShare grief support groups beginning in March. They are 13-week sessions beginning the first week of March. Tuesday group, beginning March 4, 6:30-8 pm; Wednesday group beginning March 5, 10:30 a.m.-Noon. There is a $15 registration for the workbook. For more information, call the […]

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