Posts from ‘July, 2014’

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

Note: Dousman Transport Co is a westofthei.com 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 […]

Sheriff’s Department offering “Computer Cop” software

The following announcement is from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: Sheriff David Beth would like to announce that the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is releasing “Computer Cop” free to the public in Kenosha County. This is an Internet Safety Initiative for parents. The internet is a dangerous place for our children to travel. Predators are […]

Units responding for investigation in Silver Lake

At about 9:10 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue units and a Silver Lake Police officer are responding to a Northwater and Second for an investigation. Per dispatch: Caller reporting a burning rubber smell. UPDATE 9:17 p.m. — Police officer on the scene reports to dispatch a slight smell in the area, […]

Daily Rose: Get commercial at the fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The Commercial Building at the Kenosha County Fair hosts a wide variety of booths from the strictly commercial to the more philosophical. Through the years I have seen booths from law enforcement, political parties, builders, media, sellers of all types of merchandise and even […]

Units responding to crash in Salem

At about 5:55 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 21700 block of Salem Road (Highways AH) in Salem. UPDATE 5:58 p.m. — Two vehicles involved, in traffic. Deputy on scene. UPDATE 6:13 p.m. — Second ambulance being dispatched to the scene.

Amy Nydahl makes Georgia Southern University Dean’s List

Georgia Southern University recently named 2,518 students as 2014 Spring Semester Dean’s List honorees. Amy Nydahl from Bristol, has been named to the list for excellence in academics. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the […]

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 darren@westofthei.com. Include your address, days, hours etc. We’ll even add a map to your info.

Local students among UW-Stout Class of 2014

Undergraduate and graduate students participated in commencement ceremonies at University of Wisconsin-Stout in May. Cody Davenport of Bristol,  received a B.S. in golf enterprise management. Erika Bohn of Bristol,  received a B.S. in family and consumer science education, a B.S. in marketing and business education. Jacob Wagner of Salem,  received a B.S. in applied science. […]

Brett Prange graduates from Universal Technical Institute

Universal Technical Institute, Inc., a provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, has announced the graduation of Bret C. Prange from its automotive program. Originally from Twin Lakes, Prange came to the Lisle, Ill., campus to pursue a program specifically designed to provide the […]

The Aquanuts place second at Wisconsin Water Ski Show Championships

The Aquanuts competed at the 48th annual Wisconsin Water Ski Show Championships in Wisconsin Rapids, on Lake Wazeecha July 17-20. This year 24 teams from around the state came to show off their talents, and sense of humor, for some wholesome family entertainment. The Aquanuts are skiing within the theme of “Land of the Lost […]

Units responding for crash in Paris

At about 8:15 a.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a motorcycle down near the intersection of Highways K and D in Paris. UPDATE 8:23 a.m. — Fire units being told to stand down.

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 […]

Daily Rose: Hay bale toss contest is Friday evening at fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The hay bale throwing contest at the Kenosha County Fair will take place at 6:30 p.m., Friday of the fair. Pre-registration starts at 6 p.m. There is a $1 entry fee The premise is simple. Take a bale of hay and see how far […]

Units responding to Kenosha County Center for medical call

At about 4:19 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to the Kenosha County Center, Highways 50 and 45 in Bristol, for a medical call. Per dispatch: The 59-year-old patient is in a car in the parking lot and experiencing an unknown medical problem.

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 3:32 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff”s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 16200 block of Highway K in Bristol. UPDATE 3:35 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports to dispatch that crash involves a single vehicle with one occupant, who is reporting leg pain. Vehicle is off […]

Units responding for crash in Brighton

At about 12:20 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 75 and PH in Brighton. Per dispatch: Crash involves a vehicle that is off the road in a field. UPDATE 12:26 p.m. — Salem FD command on scene and has made contact with […]

Kelsey Woodke named to Upper Iowa University Dean’s List

Kelsey Woodke, a Marketing major from Salem, was named to the Upper Iowa University 2013-14 Spring Dean’s List. To be honored, the undergraduate must have earned a minimum 3.50 GPA for the semester and be enrolled as a full-time student. For more information about Upper Iowa University, go to www.uiu.edu.

Hot today, then chance of storms

The National Weather Service forecast says it will be hotter today than we’ve seen around here in a while. The high temperature is forecast for about 89 degrees. High humidity could mean heat index values from 95 to 100 degrees. The NWS says there is a 20 percent chance of a thunderstorm today and a 40 […]

Salem Town Board hears citizen views on ATV route

The Salem Town Board heard Monday from residents about their views on allowing ATV use on designated routes on town roads. Speakers at the special meeting just for this purpose included those who support and oppose the ordinance. By my count 26 people total spoke. Fourteen opposed the new ordinance, eight supported the new ordinance and […]

St. Francis Xavier Parish “Family Fun Day and Auction is Aug. 2

The 2014 St. Francis Xavier Parish “Family Fun Day and Auction” will take place Aug. 2 at the church grounds, 1704 240th Ave. in Brighton. This annual event includes food, refreshments and more. Viewing for the live auction starts at 3 p.m. Outdoor mass at will be at 4 p.m. The Live Auction is at 6:30 […]

Daily Rose: Powerful pedaling at pedal tractor pulls

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH. Youngsters will be pushing the pedals for all they are worth on Thursday and Friday at the Kenosha County Fair as part of the annual Pedal Tractor Pulls. The competition is open to youngsters from 5 to 12 years old. In pedal tractor pull, the kids pedal […]

Cheyenne Moffat receives Guy Allen Tawny Prize

Cheyenne Moffat, of Twin Lakes,  received the Guy Allen Tawny Prize at Beloit College’s Honors Day Convocation on May 7. Moffat is a first-year student. The Honors Day Convocation is an annual event held to honor outstanding Beloit College students and their accomplishments. Beloit College is a residential, liberal arts college offering 40 majors to […]

A word from our sponsors: Affordable Alarms offers home security at reasonable cost

Note: Affordable Alarms is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Affordable Alarms offers effective security for your home at a reasonable onetime cost. Affordable Alarms was founded by Powers Lake native and experienced law enforcement officer Bryan Pelz. A sheriff’s deputy for the last 19 years, he mainly patrols areas west of Highway 45 in Kenosha County. […]

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 5:55 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 14800 block of Highway K in Bristol. Per dispatch: A single vehicle spun out and is now off the road. Driver reporting some injuries. UPDATE 6:01 p.m. — Deputy on the scene reports to […]

Daily Rose: Still time to enter the Fairest of the Fair contest

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The 2014 Kenosha County Fairest of the Fair Contest is open to all residents of the city or county of Kenosha. There is still a little time to enter the contest. Entries must be postmarked by Friday, July 25. Contestants must be single, at least […]

Pringle to host nature story time Aug. 2

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Nature Story Time Hike: A Tree’s Tale by Lark Carrier on Saturday, Aug. 2, 10 to 11 a.m Join participants will they read about a huge, 400-year-old oak tree that sees many people come and go during the course of its life as a Mai-Mehtug or “path-tree” to […]

Local students part of Carthage College Celebration of Scholars

Carthage College held the fourth annual Celebration of Scholars in May. Celebration of Scholars showcases the research, scholarly, and creative achievements of students and faculty from all academic divisions at Carthage, including: Bianca Bakanec of Salem. Alexander Clark of Salem. Kira Immordino of Trevor. Established in 1847, Carthage is a college of the liberal arts […]

Cub Scout Pack 381 hosting fundraiser July 27

Cub Scout Pack 381 of Wheatland Center School is having a Pack fundraiser at Ace Hardware in Twin Lakes, Sunday, July 27, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Scouts will be selling brats, hot dogs, chips, soda and water for sale. For your sweet tooth, they will have baked goods available for sale too. All funds help […]

Tractor Trek travels through Twin Lakes

The path of McHenry County Farm Bureau 12th annual Tractor Trek brought it up to Kenosha County. They began their trip at the Historic Petersen Farm, across from Petersen Park on McCullom Lake Road. They came up through Spring Grove, to have lunch at Twin Lakes Country Club. The trip is an annual fundraiser for […]

Daily Rose: This fair has talent (show)

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Fairgoers with talent can display their skills at the Kenosha County Fair. The fair will host a talent show at the Free Acts Stage — one night only — on Thursday, Aug. 14, starting at 6 p.m. This is a change from previous years […]

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