Posts from ‘January, 2015’

Units responding to fire

Paris and Bristol Fire are responding to a possible structure fire in the 12900 block of Burlington Rd. 10:31 p.m. – It is a chimney fire, sparks coming out of chimney, residents evacuating. Update – Fire is out, units standing down.  

Units responding to accident

Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue are responding to a rollover accident with minor injuries on Highway F between Highway KD and JI.

UPDATE: Winter storm warning moved up to start at 10 p.m.

The National Weather Service has moved the start time of a winter storm warning for tonight up to 10 p.m. Total accumulation of snow for tonight and Sunday has inched up a little to 5 to 10 inches possible. The NWS also is saying snow is a solid 100 percent chance for tonight and Sunday. […]

Local students named to UW-Whitewater 2014 Fall Dean’s List

The following students from Western Kenosha County were named to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Dean’s List for the 2014 fall semester: Faith Anderson from Twin Lakes. Daniel Lunetta from Twin Lakes. Austin Johnson from Twin Lakes. Tyler Schatzka from Twin Lakes. Zachary Faber from Twin Lakes. Tiffany O’Dowd from Twin Lakes. Michaela Efflandt from Twin […]

Winter storm warning issued for area starting tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for an area of Wisconsin including Kenosha County. The warning will be in effect from midnight tonight until 3 a.m. Monday. Snow is expected to fall for about 24 hours. Snow accumulation totals are forecast in the range of 4 to 9 inches through Sunday night. Winds from […]

Pre-registration for 4K and 5K at Lakewood School announced

For children who will be 4 or 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2015 and plan to attend Lakewood School, Twin Lakes, 4-year or 5-year-old kindergarten program, please call Jodi Tamminga at 877-2148 ext. #162 or email to tamminga@twinlakes.k12.wi.us to pre-register during regular school hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration forms will be mailed to you with your screening time and date. Kindergarten […]

Deal of the Day: Home Again $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 […]

Snow expected for Saturday night/Sunday

Snow accumulation of up to about three inches total is expected (80 percent chance) for our area starting Saturday night and stretching into Sunday, says the local National Weather Service forecast. The snow is most likely to begin after midnight Saturday. It is probably worth noting that just across the border in Lake County, Illinois, they have […]

Cat’s Pajamas-Vocal Band performing tonight at Randall School

The Cat’s Pajamas-Vocal Band, a high energy male a cappella group based out of Branson, MO, will be performing at Randall Consolidated School on Friday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. as part of their eighth annual Music in Schools Tour. This tour brings student choral clinics, school assemblies, and evening shows to communities across the nation in an effort to […]

Boy Scout Troop 328 to host Super Bowl Breakfast and Silent Auction Feb. 1

Boy Scout Troop 328 will host its annual Super Bowl Breakfast and Silent Auction on  Sunday, Feb. 1, from 7  a.m. to 1 p.m. at Salem Grade School. Hwy 83/AH, enter off of AH. Cost: Adults – $6, Children 5-12 and Seniors – $4, Children under 4 – Free. Breakfast includes all you can eat pancakes, […]

Units responding for crash at Highways 45 & K

At about 8:46 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 45 and K along the Bristol-Paris border. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. Intersection blocked. One person reporting an injury. UPDATE 8:50 a.m. — Deputy blocking westbound traffic on […]

Central HS students participate in Augustana College Honors Band

Select Central High School students and band director, Adam Scheele, recently participated in the 46th annual Augustana College Honors Band Festival in Rock Island, IL. Approximately 250 students from WI, IL, and IA came together to rehearse a variety of musical selections on Sunday, January 18th and Monday, January 19th. The event culminated with the […]

Units responding to crash on I-94

At 6:32 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the southbound lanes of I-94 at Highway 165 for a report of a truck fire. Per dispatch: Caller reporting fire said it may have been a brake fire. UPDATE 6:38 — Deputies […]

Wheatland School Board adopts resolution opposing ATC line in front of school

View Larger Map The above Google Maps Streetview shows the current electrical poles and lines along Highway O in front of Wheatland Center School. The Wheatland J1 School Board adopted a resolution Wednesday opposing the placement of a new electrical transmission line along Highway O in front of Wheatland Center School. The board will be […]

Deaths Jan. 29, 2015: Salvatore J. “Sal” Seno, Patricia J. Klotz

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 Paris

At 6:12 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 12800 block of Highway KR in Paris. Per dispatch: Crash is a vehicle versus a deer, with possible injuries to people in the vehicle.

USDA accepting Conservation Stewardship Program applications

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting new applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Farm and forest landowners may apply by Feb. 27 for possible 2015 funding. CSP encourages agricultural producers to maintain existing conservation activities and adopt additional ones on their operations. Applications can be made at any time at all […]

A word from our sponsors — It’s Tax Season for Bruce Melling CPA

It’s the New Year! That means different things to people – resolutions, the end of the holiday season, school is back in session, colder weather, etc. As a CPA, to Bruce Melling, it means Tax Season. This is his 46th Tax Season, so he’s done this a few times before. His organizers have been mailed. These […]

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 […]

Local state legislators sign letter to governor urging more time for casino decision

Ten legislators with Kenosha-Racine are ties have signed a letter to Gov. Scott Walker urging him to take additional time before finalizing his decision regarding a proposed Menominee Tribal casino at the site of the former Dairyland Greyhound Park. The letter was signed by state Rep. Samantha Kerkman and  state Sen. Van Wanggaard, whose districts […]

February Powerful Tools for Caregiver Classes set

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 6 week educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself. This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. There are 2 classes you […]

Deal of the Day: Luisa’s $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 […]

Mollie Wang named to Northern Illinois University Dean’s List for fall 2014

Northern Illinois University announces that Mollie Wang of Bristol, is recognized as a Dean’s List student in Rehabilitation Services for the fall 2014 semester. Each semester’s Dean’s List is compiled by NIU’s academic colleges according to student grade point averages. To earn this distinction, students must meet a minimum semester grade point average of 3.5 […]

Units responding to Salem School for fire alarm

At about 8:52 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to Salem School for a general fire alarm. UPDATE 8:53 a.m. — Dispatch reports that alarm company reports that alarm was tripped by someone working on it.

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 […]

Public gets last glimpse at ATC routes before submission to PSC

American Transmission Co. officials gave the public a last look Tuesday at its preferred and alternative routes for a 138 kilovolt electrical transmission line connecting substations in Bristol and Lake Geneva. ATC held a public informational meeting Tuesday evening at Wheatland Center School that 139 people attended. The next step for the project is submission to […]

A word from our sponsors: Randall seeking applicants for part time town clerk

Note: Randall is advertising this position with westofthei.com. — DH Part time Municipal Town Clerk The Town of Randall is seeking candidates for Town Clerk. The primary duties of the Town Clerk are defined in Wisconsin Statutes 60.33. (Available on-line) This is a part time position with some evening hours. Organizational and computer skills required as well […]

Units responding to Rock Lake for water call

At about 1:05 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Kenosha County Dive Team units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to Rock Lake for a water call. Per dispatch: An ice fisherman has been reported to be struggling on the lake. Report called in by a bystander. UPDATE 1:12 p.m. — Dive Team being held at […]

A word from our sponsors: St. Alphonsus School to Host 26th Annual GREAT Nite Out

Note: St. Alphonsus School  has advertised this event with westofthei.com. — DH St. Alphonsus School will once again host its 26th Annual GREAT Nite Out. The GREAT Nite Out will take place on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 7 p.m. to Midnight at Marino’s Country Aire, 34816 Old Geneva Road, New Munster, WI. The event was […]

Snow update: .5 inch

Monday afternoon and last night’s snow fall amounted to just .5 inch of accumulation here at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. After a chance of some freezing drizzle this morning, the rest of the day looks clear as far as precipitation, says the National Weather Service forecast. A 50 percent chance of freezing rain and snow/sleet […]

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