Posts from ‘June, 2014’

Flood watch issued for Fox River

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the Fox River in Kenosha County. As of about 9 p.m., the river as measured at the New Munster gauge was at about 8 feet. The NWS predicts it could reach flood stage of 10 feet by Tuesday afternoon. The watch is expected to be […]

Units responding to tree fire in Cross Lake area

At about 9:43 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of tree on a wire and possibly on fire in the 23500 block of 124th Street in the Cross Lake neighborhood.

Deaths June 30, 2014: Marlene G. Folgers, Betty J. Hinzpeter, Bernice R. Hansen

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 tree down in Salem

At 6:20 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a tree down in the 27800 block of Silver Lake Road in Salem. Per dispatch: Caller reports that tree is on a power line and lights in their house are flickering.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for all or parts of six Wisconsin counties including Kenosha County. The warning is in effect until 6:30 p.m. 60 mph winds have been associated with parts of this storm. UPDATE 6:11 p.m. –Raining hard with strong winds in Paddock Lake. UPDATE 6:24 p.m. — […]

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for this evening

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for nine Wisconsin counties including Kenosha County. The watch is in effect until 9 p.m. Radar at 4:01 p.m. shows a large and strong storm over western Wisconsin heading slightly northeast. UPDATE 5:30 p.m. — Walworth County now under a sever thunderstorm warning. UPDATE […]

Lily Lake Summerhaven Association Kids Day Parade is July 4

The Lily Lake Summerhaven Association Kids Day Parade and Kids Games will take place Friday, July 4. New for 2014 will be a 50/50 Raffle.  Buy tickets before and immediately after the parade. Drawing will be held after the ceremony. Schedule Overview: 9:00 AM – Deliver homemade goodies for the bake sale. 10:00 AM – […]

Deal of the Day: Cabana Tan $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 […]

Randall sells surplus vehicles for $1,042

Note: Randall advertised the sale of these vehicles on — DH The Randall Town Board accepted two bids for a van and a car that the town no longer uses. The town received one bid for each vehicle. They had different names as bidders, but the exact same amount offered — $521. The board unanimously […]

A word from our sponsors: Wisconsin Emissions Testing available at Wilmot Auto Service

Note: Wilmot Auto Service is a 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 […]

Thunderstorms likely tonight; severe thunderstorms Monday night

The National Weather Service says thunderstorms are likely for tonight and thunderstorms are virtually certain for Monday night. There’s a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms tonight, mainly between 1 and 5 a.m., Monday. There will be a 40 percent chance of a thunderstorm during the day Monday and then a 90 percent chance of a thunderstorm […]

Units responding for gas line break in Bristol

At about 4:30 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a gas line break in the 15400 block of 82nd Place in Bristol. UPDATE 4:34 p.m. — Per dispatch: We Energies reported incident after receiving a call from property owner, who was digging on property with a backhoe, when line was […]

Units responding to crash on I-94

At 1:18 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 1200 block of I-94 southbound lanes. Per dispatch: There may be injuries. Scene is located in left lane. UPDATE 1:29 p.m. — Deputy on scene says no injuries being reported.

A word from our sponsors: June 29, 2014 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

Note: Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty, are sponsors. Here are open houses being hosted today by Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty (click the links below for more information): 23115 84TH ST, SALEM 17414 WINFIELD RD, BRISTOL 27211 85TH PL #H2, SALEM 31804 117TH ST, RANDALL 25513 121ST ST, SALEM

Paddock Lake Bike parade is July 4

The 2014 Paddock Lake July 4th Bike Parade will take place July 4. Line up will be at McAlonan Park on 248th Ave at 9:30 a.m. Parade kick off 10 a.m. The route goes to village hall, where hot dogs, chips and a drink will be served. Bring your best patriotic decorated bike. All participants […]

A word from our sponsors: Dousman Transport Co selected as a top workplace

Note: Dousman Transport Co is a sponsor. — DH Dousman Transport Co., Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Top Workplaces. The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on […]

Old Settlers Oktoberfest 2014 to be Sept. 13; adding new features

Old Settlers Oktoberfest is gearing up for their 4th Annual Oktoberfest. Lots of exciting changes as well as traditional events will be taking place. First off the date for the Oktoberfest this year is Saturday, Sept. 13. Th event takes place at Old Settlers County Park on Highway 50 (75th Street) in Paddock Lake. The Oktoberfest Work […]

UW-Whitewater announces spring 2014 dean’s list

The following students with local ties were named to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater dean’s list for the 2014 spring semester. Randall: Aaron Bonogofsky. Twin Lakes: Faith Anderson, Katelyn Herreid, Jennifer Mosansky, Daniel Lunetta, Brielle Stanek, Kelsey Myers, Zachary Faber, Jeremy Freeman, Michaela Efflandt, Nikki Meyers, Brittany Moore, Megan Stoen, Lauren Saxon. Trevor: Kathleen Plummer, Julia Teumer, Jessica […]

Christ Lutheran Church hosting annual Pig Roast today

Christ Lutheran is hosting its fourth annual Pig Roast on Saturday, June 28. Activities include Bingo, hayrides, children’s games, a silent auction and a raffle. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christ Lutheran is located at 24929 75th St. in Paddock Lake. Admission to the event is free. Dinner tickets are $8 adults, […]

Chance of thunderstorms back in the forecast

A chance of thunderstorms is creeping back into the outlook for this weekend, says the National Weather Service forecast. There’s a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms today and a 60 percent chance tonight, Sunday, Monday and Monday night. High temperatures should be in the 80s fro the next few days before starting to taper off later […]

Head Start enrollment underway

Head Start is a free Federally funded preschool program for 3-5 year old children living in Kenosha County. The program focuses on school readiness skills as well as providing social/emotional activities and meals. Head Start is enrolling now. Call 862-6168 for an application or information.

Wild parsnip most prevalent roadside invasive plant in Randall, Town Board told

A representative of a group that is surveying invasive plant species growing in road right of ways in eight Wisconsin counties told the Randall Town Board Thursday night that wild parsnip is the most prevalent of four target species in the town. The largest concentrations of wild parsnip were found along roads in the extreme southeastern part of […]

Deaths June 27, 2014: Daniel P. Ball

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:

Garage sales page updated

West of the I’s garage sales page has been updated. Be sure to check it out each week before you begin your bargain hunting. If you’d like your sale added to the list, please drop us a line at Include your address, days, hours etc. We’ll even add a map to your info.

Silver Lake Rescue Squad hosting pancake breakfast Sunday

The Silver Lake Rescue Squad will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday June 29 from 8 a.m. to noon at the rescue building, 209 E. Lake St. in Silver Lake. There will be pancakes, fresh strawberries, whipped cream, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, coffee, and milk. Call 889-8093 with any questions. This year’s proceeds are going towards purchase […]

Report from the road: Fog returns

At about 9:20 p.m., I completed drive from Bassett to Paddock Lake, mostly on Highway F. There was persistent fog outside and it was dense in some places.

Deaths June 26, 2014: Chester J. Peterson, Kathryn Bythell, VieAnna A. Allen, Beth Margaret Beth

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:

Mollie Wang named to NIU Dean’s List

Northern Illinois University announced that Mollie Wang of Bristol has been recognized as a Dean’s List student in the College of Health & Human Sciences. The Dean’s List is compiled by NIU’s academic colleges according to student grade point averages. Students must meet a minimum semester grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale […]

Still time to register for UW-Extension babysitting training

Kenosha County UW-Extension has extended the registration deadline for upcoming babysitting training sessions: Thursday, July 10th, registration is due Thursday, July 3. Tuesday, July 29th, registration is due Thursday, July 17. The class is one day long from 8:45 AM to 4:30 PM at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol. The class is open to […]

Bristol to try allowing one side street parking in Chaucer Woods

The Bristol Village Board is willing to try allowing parking on one side of the street in the Chaucer Woods subdivision. The board voted unanimously Monday to change the village’s parking ordinance to allow parking on the even address number side of the subdivision’s road. Chaucer residents have been seeking relief from the village’s standard […]

  • Follow us on