Posts from ‘November, 2014’

Cold start to the work week, but warm spell after that

Monday will be a cold one, the National Weather Service forecast says. But that should be it for the week, with temperatures in the 30s and even 40s by the weekend. Temperatures were falling all day Sunday. Monday’s high is forecast to be just 16, with a low Monday night of 8. But things should improve from […]

Marie Everett graduates from Upper Iowa University

Upper Iowa University is pleased to announce Marie Everett from Twin Lakes, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in August. Honors qualifications as follows: Summa cum laude is awarded to those with at least a 3.9 GPA; magna cum laude (3.7-3.9 GPA), and cum laude (3.5-3.7 GPA). Upper Iowa University […]

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 […]

A word from our sponsors: Nov. 30, 2014 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

Note: Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty, are westofthei.com 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 27211 85TH PL #H2, SALEM 25016 87TH ST #2, SALEM 125 E SPRUCE ST, SILVER LAKE

Deaths Nov. 29, 2014: Lawrence J. “Doc” Fishback

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 leaking vehicle in Randall

At 5:32 p.m., Randall Fire Department units have been dispatched to respond to a vehicle leaking fluids at Highway F and KD (south) in Randall. Twin Lakes Police officers are on the scene. UPDATE 5:36 p.m. — Police officer on scene reports gas and fluids “all over the place.” UPDATE 5:46 p.m. — All fire […]

Units responding for possible appliance fire in Silver Lake

At about 5:25 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department, Silver Lake Rescue Squad, Town of Salem Fire/Rescue, Town of Wheatland units are responding to a report of a possible appliance fire at a home  in the 1000 block of Eastwood Drive in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Smoke reported by resident coming from a washer and dryer. UPDATE […]

Pringle to host nature story time hike Dec. 6

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding a Nature Story Time Hike: When Winter Comes by Nancy Van Laan on Dec. 6, from 10 to 11 a.m. Winter’s first snowflakes have arrived, and as they dance to earth with the lingering autumn leaves, a bundled-up family and their pet Scottie head outdoors […]

Volunteer tax helpers sought for local program

United Way of Kenosha County is working in partnership with Gateway Technical College, Carthage College, the Kenosha County Job Center and other community organizations to support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, which provides income tax preparation services for low-moderate income individuals and families. Last year, volunteers assisted clients in receiving over $1.368 million […]

Travel advisory for Packer game issued by DOT

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has issued a travel advisory for those going to the Packer game on Sunday regarding construction and road closures in Green Bay. You can get all of the details here.  

Oakvue Farm live nativity for 2014 is Dec. 12 and 13

The local holiday tradition of the live nativity at Oakvue Farm in Bristol continues in 2014 on Dec. 12 and 13. The living nativity — which includes live animals and a cast of 40 — will be presented Friday and Saturday evening, with two presentations each night.   On Friday, Dec. 12, the approximately 30-minute […]

Units responding to CO alarm in Wheatland

At about 7:33 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a carbon monoxide alarm in a mobile home park along 45th Street in Wheatland. Per dispatch: We Energies technicians on scene are reporting high carbon monoxide readings outside a housing unit. UPDATE […]

Units responding for crash on I-94

At about 6:16 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units are responding to a crash in teh northbound lakes of I-94. Per dispatch: Scene is at the off ramp for Highway 165. UPDATE 6:19 p.m. — Two vehicles appear to be involved, a responding fire units says.

Deaths Nov. 28, 2104: Revilla “Rev” M. Horton, Janet M. Uhen

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 crash in Twin Lakes

At about 4:26 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a report of a crash in the 1700 block of Willow Road. Per dispatch: Car has struck a tree. Unknown if vehicle is occupied. UPDATE 4:27 p.m. — Per dispatch: Improperly parked car was started remotely. Never had an […]

A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes Chamber and Business Association Trees on Parade 2014 is Dec. 5 & 6

Note: Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association Trees on Parade 2014, sponsored by Allied Plastics, Inc, will take place Friday Dec.5 and Saturday Dec. 6 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 701 Lake Ave., Twin Lakes. Categories for the 2014 Tree Decorating Contest are:  Junior, […]

Snow, then rain and sleet, then a warm weekend

The snow you may be seeing out your window this morning should continue into the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service forecast. About 3 p.m., the precipitation is expected to turn to sleet and freezing rain. But there’s only a slight chance of that wintery mix continuing into the evening. Accumulation of less than […]

Local players advancing with UW-Whitewater football team

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team won its 34th Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship and ninth in the last 10 years with a 10-0 regular season record. The Warhawks are currently preparing to host 14th-ranked Wabash (Ind.) this Saturday at noon in a second round game in the NCAA Division III Playoffs. The following student-athletes […]

A word from our sponsors: Crossing Borders Artist Market & Studio Tours Dec. 6 & 7

Note: Wilmot Artisan Market is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The 2014 Crossing Borders Artist Market & Studio Tours with unique holiday items made by local artists will take place Dec. 6 and 7. The tour features glass blowers, potters throwing on the wheel, bronze sculptors, jewelers, Art/Coffee bars, jewelry, wood turning, galleries, photographs, educational opportunities […]

Happy Thanksgiving 2014

All of us at westofthei.com wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Deal of the Day: Breezy Hill Nursery $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 […]

Genoa City Lions Club bingo is Dec. 2

The Genoa City Lions Club will be conducting Bingo on Dec. 2, at 332 Fellows Inc. on Fellows Road in Genoa City. Doors open at 5 p.m. Early-Bird Bingo starts at 6 p.m., Regular Bingo starts at 6:45 p.m., Progressive Jackpot Bingo starts at 9 p.m. Progressive Jackpot for Dec. 2 will be $471 to a single winner getting a […]

Santa to visit Westosha Senior Center on Dec. 13

The Bristol Fire Department is dropping off Santa at The Westosha Senior Center on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 11:a.m. Santa and his elf will be handing out gifts to the children from 11:a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Cookies, hot chocolate, coffee and other goodies will be available. Caroler’s will be roaming the center. Please bring your camera for […]

Units responding to crash in Bristol

At about 9:17 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 18000 block of Highway 50 (75th Street) in Bristol. Per dispatch: Single vehicle involved, which may have rolled over but is back on its wheels again. Occupant reportedly out of vehicle. UPDATE 9:22 a.m. […]

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 […]

Central Falcons Youth Football to hold informational meeting Dec. 10

Westosha Central Falcons Youth Football will be a youth football team for future Westosha Central football players. The new program will be affiliated with SEYFA and will be playing against other area schools including Waterford, Burlington, and Union Grove. SEYFA is organized by grade level and games are played on Saturday mornings and afternoons. It is an […]

Deal of the Day: Hill Country Market $25 gift card for 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 […]

Bristol Village Board approves dam inspection

The Bristol Village Board on Monday hired a contractor to conduct an inspection of the dam that forms Lake Shangri-la. The inspection is being required by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, said village administrator Randy Kerkman. “This is another one of those unfunded mandates from the state,” Kerkman said. At one time, Kerkman conducted the […]

Randall School students make bookmarks for veterans

Randall School students put a personal touch on Veteran’s Day this year. When our veterans visited Randall to be honored on Nov. 11 with lunch and a school-wide assembly, they will also received hand-made bookmarks crafted by students at Randall. “Lest we forget” was printed on each bookmark, appropriately printed on the score from America the Beautiful. A poppy, […]

Units responding for call along I-94

At about 1:43 p.m., Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the I-94 southbound lanes near Highway 165. Per dispatch: A caller is reporting car car pulled over ont he shoulder with a person lying on the ground. UPDATE 1:52 p.m. — Deputies driving through […]

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