Posts from ‘December, 2014’

UPDATE: One person dies in Wheatland crash (PHOTOS)

A 16 year old died in a crash at Highway 50 and 392nd Avenue in Wheatland Wednesday afternoon. From a media release on the incident from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: On 12-31-14, at approximately 1330 hours (1:30 p.m.), Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputies responded with the Wheatland and Randall Fire Departments, Salem Rescue, and Twin Lakes […]

Deaths Dec. 31, 2014: Raymond E. Svoboda, John “DeWayne” Tutor

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 Salem

At about 5:08 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue, Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a crash at Highway 50 and 288th Avenue (Highway B) in Salem.

Units responding for smoke in Bristol

At about 3:59 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of smoke in about the 13000 block of 116th Street in Bristol. Per dispatch: Smoke was reported by a caller who thought it might be from a brush fire. UPDATE 4:07 p.m. — Deputy out at the […]

Ed Wagner files non-candidacy for Brighton supervisor #2

Longtime town Supervisor Ed Wagner will not run for re-election in April to his seat on the Brighton Town Board. Town Clerk Linda Perona confirmed Wednesday that Wagner filed non-candidacy before last Friday’s deadline. Those wishing to run for a municipal office in the April election need to file candidacy papers by Jan. 6. Related post Decker not […]

Pringle to host snowshoe hike on Jan. 10

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding a Guided Snowshoe Hike on Saturday, Jan. 10, 1 p.m. Join the Pringle Naturalist for a guided hike through the snow covered woods. Snowshoes will be provided; this is a great way to try a new sport without having to buy expensive equipment. There must be […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 1:30 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highway 50 and 392nd Avenue in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved, one rolled over and the other off the road and in a field. Traffic is being blocked. UPDATE […]

Wilmot and Central HS Academic Decathlon Teams to compete at regionals Jan. 9

The Academic Decathlon Teams at Central High School and Wilmot Union High School were among 50 teams that advanced to regional competition, which will be held on Jan. 9 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The Wisconsin Academic Decathlon is part of a national scholastic competition for students in both public and private schools. During the local competition, […]

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 […]

Deaths Dec. 30, 2104: Glen D. Sullivan, Gladys Z. Schroeder

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 mutual aid to fire in Somers

At about 6:40 p.m., some Kenosha County fire departments are responding for mutual aid for a box alarm activated by Somers Fire and Rescue for a fire in the 11500 block of First Street in Somers. Paris, Bristol and Pleasant Prairie fire departments are responding with tankers. UPDATE about 6:44 p.m. — Town of Salem Fire/Rescue is […]

Units responding to vehicle fire in Trevor

At about 5:12 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a report of a vehicle fire at a residence in the 25500 block of 109th Place in Trevor. Per dispatch: Vehicle is fully engulfed and is near two residences. UPDATE 5:15 p.m. – Fire units arriving on the scene confirm vehicle is fully engulfed […]

Health department offers info on winter and asthma

The following information about asthma and the flu season is from the Kenosha County Health Department: During the winter season people are exposed to many respiratory viruses including influenza (flu). Respiratory viruses can be a trigger for someone with asthma. If a person with asthma gets the flu they are at an increased risk for […]

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 […]

Isabella Blackburn offered admission to Cornell College

Note: This story was updated from an earlier version due to incorrect information supplied by readMedia Newswire. — DH Isabella Blackburn of Twin Lakes has been offered admission and awarded the Founders Scholarship at Cornell College. Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, is a national liberal arts college.  This year it was named of the […]

Cold today and Wednesday

We will feel some of the first really cold days of this season Tuesday and Wednesday. Today’s high is expected to reach just 17, thoughh it will be sunny, says the National Weather Service forecast. Wind of 10 to 15 mph will mean wind chill facotr of -5 to 5. Wednesday’s high will be 16 […]

Deaths Dec. 29, 2014: Joanne M. Anderson

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:

A word from our sponsors: Silvertown Mall hosting one-of-kind estate sale including Christmas items

Note: Silvertown Mall is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Silvertown Mall in Silver Lake is now offering for sale items from an estate sale like no other you have seen. Many of the items filling every niche of the Silvertown Mall, 301 E. Lake St., Silver Lake, have a Christmas theme. Items include many with hand-crafted details. […]

Decker not running for re-election in Silver Lake; most other municipal incumbents have not filed non-candidacy

Silver Lake village Trustee Michael Decker appears to be the only local municipal office incumbent to file non-candidacy for a seat to be decided in the April 2015 election. As of 3 p.m. Monday, we had heard from the clerks of all but Bristol and Brighton. Filing deadline for non-candidacy papers was Friday. Decker was the […]

Bulldog Football and Cheer 2015 registration underway

Western Kenosha County Youth Football (Bulldog Football and Cheer), is offering a limited time offer for registration for the 2015 season. The cost to register will be $300, with the opportunity to make monthly payments starting in January and completing in June. The Bulldogs have been providing the youth of Kenosha County a program since 2000 and […]

West of the I businesses wish you a happy holiday — part 4

It’s that time of year again for West of the I video holiday greetings from Western Kenosha County businesses. Featured in the video below are: Keller Williams Premier Real Estate, Hoffman Lock and Glass, Luisa’s Restaurant and westofthei.com. Click here for more video greetings from local businesses on our 2014 holiday video page. Check out all […]

Units responding to grass fire in Wheatland

At 2:39 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to a report of a grass fire in the 31700 block of Highway 50. Per dispatch: Fire was reported as being south of the highway, away from any buildings, about 20 feet wide and approaching the highway. UPDATE 2:47 […]

Deaths Dec. 28, 2014: Donald Roy Jordan, Daniel E. Doucette

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:

West of the I businesses wish you a happy holiday — part 3

It’s that time of year again for West of the I video holiday greetings from Western Kenosha County businesses. Featured in the video below are: Wilmot Riverside, Ruth’s Hairlines, Slades Corners Computer Repair, Home Again Restaurant. Click here for more video greetings from local businesses on our 2014 holiday video page. Check out all of […]

Pringle to host Nature Story Time Hike Jan. 3

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding a Nature Story Time Hike: A Winter Place by Ruth Yaffe Radin on Saturday, Jan. 3, 10 to 11 a.m. Read about a family carrying ice skates past villages, farms, and forests on their way to a frozen lake high in the hills. After the story, […]

Sunny today and Wednesday

Remember the sun? You should see some today, according to the National Weather Service forecast. And again Wednesday. But there is a price to pay. Those warmer than typical temperatures that we have been experiencing of late are over fro a while. Today’s high is forecast for 33, Monday’s for 27 and Tuesday and Wednesday’s just […]

A word from our sponsors: Dec. 28, 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): 24510 84TH ST, SALEM 11105 233RD AVE, SALEM 27211 85TH PL #H2, SALEM 23702 82ND PL, SALEM

Deaths Dec. 27, 2014: Norman William Scherrer

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:

Bristol School’s Anna Thompson wins second in cool locker contest

Anna Thompson, a sixth grader at Bristol School, won second place in the Scotch Coolest Locker Contest sponsored by Scotch 3M. For her efforts, Anna will receive a $200 cash prize, the designated classroom or organization of the winning student will receive a $200 pizza party and the school hosting the winning locker decoration will also […]

A word from our sponsors: Start the New Year with a new job at Northlake Engineering in Bristol

Note: Northlake Engineering is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH If you are looking at starting off the New Year with a new job, Northlake Engineering, Inc. may be for you. Northlake Engineering is a small, family-owned company located in Bristol, WI, specializing in design and production of custom magnetics, power supplies and assemblies. Northlake employs just over […]

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