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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 email@example.com. Include your address, days, hours etc. We’ll even add a map to your info.
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. […]
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 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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, 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, 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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]