Posts from ‘March, 2014’

Units responding for dumpster fire in Paddock Lake

At 9:50 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of dumpster on fire near a restaurant in the 7300 block of 256th Avenue in Paddock Lake.

Local I-94 project closings start tonight

The weather was just warm one day, but here comes the I-94 construction season. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced the following local closures, due to begin tonight: Beginning the night of Monday, March 31, I-94 WEST (NB) exit ramp to WIS 50, and WIS 50 entrance ramp to I-94 EAST (SB) will be […]

Deaths March 31, 2014: Janet J. Dzija, Norma J. Springer

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 burning in Lake Shangri-la

At about 6:20 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of burning in the 12100 block of 223rd Ave in the Lake Shangri-la neighborhood of Salem. Per dispatch: Person reporting the burning leaves was concerned that they may have been getting out of control.

Units responding for fire in Paddock Lake

At 5:54 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in the 8100 block of 235th Avenue in Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: A fence is on fire at this location. UPDATE 5:55 p.m. — Fence is in backyard. UPDATE 5:57 p.m. — First fire unit on […]

Units responding for leaf fire in Twin Lakes

At about 3:41 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding to a report of a leaf fire that is spreading in the 400 block of Highway F in Twin Lakes. Dispatch reports that a village police officer is on the scene and requested the fire department response. UPDATE 3:45 p.m. — Police officer at […]

Silver Lake Easter Egg Hunt is April 5

Silver Lake will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt in Schmalfeldt Park on Saturday, April 5 at 11 a.m. for children ages 3 through 6 years old. Please bring your own basket or bag to collect the eggs. The Easter Bunny will be there too! In the event of inclement weather, the Easter egg hunt […]

Units responding for crash in Randall

At about 12:07 p.m., Randall Fire Department, Twin Lakes Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a rolled over vehicle in the 11800 block of Highway KD in Randall. Per dispatch: Vehicle is on its roof. UPDATE 12:11 p.m. — Deputy blocking southbound traffi c on […]

Preparedness and Response Workshop on April 9 at County Center

A Preparedness and Response Workshop will take place Wednesday, April 9, from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (lunch included) at the Kenosha County Center (Highways 45 and 50 in Bristol. Kenosha County Emergency Management and the Kenosha Public Private Partnership will be hosting a workshop in a thought-provoking exercise for Public and Private Sectors to […]

Central HS Chess Club second at tournaament

Central High School Chess Club members Michael Hibbard (senior), George Windler (sophomore), and Kevin Ginnow (freshman) placed second in the team category at the Kenosha Chess Association Tournament, held on Saturday, March 1, at the Southwest Branch of the Kenosha Library. In addition, Windler took first place and Hibbard second, in the scholastic section. Each member was […]

Students earn recognition in Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Our long winter froze about everything but the imaginations and talents of Central High School senior Garrison Asma, junior Maria Salerno, freshmen Victoria Salerno and Sarah Verzal, as well as 8th-grader Sally Windler–all Gold Key medalists for the Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Garrison won in the category of Senior Writing Portfolio (“No Heroes, […]

Wilmot Shooting Club teams win vs. Union Grove.

Wilmot Shooting Club varsity and JV teams both won their second conference match vs. Union Grove on March 24. Results with top five Varsity 121-108: Brendon Pietschman, perfect 25; Kyle Pufahl; Matthew Phillips; Dean Raupp; Monica Dale. Junior Varsity 99-97: Ryan Neal, Justin Jacobazzi, Benjamin Epping, Dominic Woehling. Nick Edmonds.

Temp to top 60 degrees today

The National Weather Service forecast says today’s high temperature should be 64 degrees today. Now that’s more like it right? Don’t get used to it. High temperatures for the rest of the week through Sunday should be in the 40s. Wednesday night there’s even a chance of freezing rain.

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 […]

Salem graduate speaks to students about skills

Former Salem Grade School and Central High School student Elena Anderson recently visited Salem School and presented to the students how important reading and math are in her Explosive Ordinance Disposal role in the US military. The students were fascinated by her stories and experiences, and how a lifelong learning attitude can make a difference […]

Riverview School’s Third Annual Multicultural Fair is April 4

Riverview School’s Third Annual Multicultural Fair will be Friday, April 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. Throughout the school year, the children have been studying different cultures in their classrooms. At the fair, you can see the products of their hard work — student-created displays about countries around the globe. You also will be able […]

Easter Bunny visit at Westosha Senior Community Center April 12

A Easter Bunny Visit, Egg Hunt and Coloring Contest will take place at the Westosha Senior Community Center on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is a free for families. Bring your camera. Easter Bunny will be available for pictures from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Easter egg hunt at 11 […]

Salem UMC women to present “We Met Him” on April 5

“We Met Him,” a theatrical presentation by the women of the church, will be presented at Salem United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 5 at 7 p.m. In this drama, the female believers share what Jesus meant to them and how He changed their lives through short monologues based on what is recorded in the […]

Household hazardous waste disposal at County Center is May 3

Got some dodgy chemicals around the house you’d like to get rid of in a responsible manner? May 3 is this year’s date for the county’s annual household hazardous waste drop-off program. This year, you can also get rid of electronic waste and refrigerant waste containing freon. Here are the details from a media release […]

Bristol Progress Days Craft and Vendor Expo April 5

The second annual Bristol Progress Days Craft and Vendor Expo will take place Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bristol School, 20121 83rd St., in the large gym. Lunch  provided by VFW will be available for purchase. There will be a visit from the Easter Bunny from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]

Western Kenosha County Tennis Association seeks participants for Rally for Life on May 3

The Western Kenosha County Tennis Association will be hosting a 24-hour tennis fundraiser event “RALLY FOR LIFE” proceeds to benefit The American Cancer Society of Kenosha County and The Sharing Center. This 24-hour event will take place on Saturday, May 3 at 3 p.m. through Sunday, May 4 at 3 p.m. at the Central High […]

Children grief organization MargaretAnn’s Place closes

MargaretAnn’s Place, which provided support, education and awareness for children and their families who are grieving a death of a significant person in their lives, ceased providing those services this week. From an announcement released this week: MargaretAnn’s Place, Wisconsin’s Center of Hope for Grieving Children, will end services and dissolve as an agency. Services will […]

High school trapshooting returns to Southeast Wisconsin

Now in it’s fifth season of competition, the Southeastern Wisconsin Scholastic Clay Target Program Conference has grown to nearly 700 athletes from 13 local high schools — Including Wilmot and Central who will compete in a 10-week long season that will culminate at the conference championships on May 31 and June 1 at the Waukesha […]

Wilmot UMC to host Fox River Barbecue April 12

Wilmot United Methodist Church will host the Fox River Barbecue on April 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. The barbecue will offer pulled pork sandwiches and sides. Adults $8, children 6-12 $5 and children under 5 free. This is a celebration of the church’s lift project, now completed and fully paid. Thank you for your […]

Kenosha County Division of Health Celebrating National Accreditation on April 9

From the Kenosha County Division of Health: The Kenosha County Division of Health will be celebrating its National Accreditation accomplishment by hosting a community celebration at the Kenosha County Job Center on April 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The entire community is invited to participate in the celebration and learn how the Division of […]

Election 2014: Wheatland Center School referendum

Voters in the Wheatland Center School District will be able to vote  April 1 on a referendum to allow the district to increase the revenue limit for four years. The referendum seeks approval of a non-recurring referendum for four years — $750,000 for each school/budget year. Estimated tax impact on a home assessed at $100,000 […]

Election 2014: Central High School Board-Paris Seat

Note: westofthei.com will be posting questionnaire responses from contested local village and town board, Western Kenosha County county supervisor and some school board candidates over the next week. All candidates in a given race were asked the same questions. Their responses are printed as received. The election is April 1. — DH Central High School […]

St. Alphonsus hosting fish boil April 4

St. Alphonsus Parish and School will be hosting a fish boil on March 7 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fish to be served with onions, potatoes, carrots, coleslaw, bread, dessert, coffee and milk. Soda and beer available for additional purchase. Grilled cheese sandwiches and carryouts are available. Tickets are: Adults: $10.00 (advance) $10.50 (at door). […]

Randall School honor roll second quarter 2013-14

The following post was sponsored by Gagliardi Law, LLP. — DH The following students were named to the Randall School Honor Roll for the second quarter of the 2013-14 school year. 7th Grade Straight A’s: Jacob Brockway High Honors: Austin Adam, Tyler Adam, Dianna Barker, Jessica Bouma, Lauren Christensen, Gretta Cieslak, Skyler Cordova, Brennan Diedrich, […]

Paris garage fire last night

Firefighters from Paris Fire and Rescue and other fire departments fought a fire in the 12900 block of Burlington Road (Highway 142) in Paris Thursday night. Firefighters and sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene at about 10:45 p.m., according to radio transmissions (from archive). The garage was detached and about 50 feet from a […]

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