Posts from ‘April, 2015’

UPDATE: Owner of car in Lake Shangri-la has 30 days to get it out

The owner of a car that ended up completely submerged in Lake Shangri-la Tuesday evening will have 30 days to get the vehicle out of the lake or face a Department of Natural Resources fine. The driver of the Ford Taurus on Tuesday at about 8 p.m. edged her vehicle to the water on a […]

Deaths April 30, 2015: Dolores Ann Dillon, Janice M. Hassett

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:

Silver Lake to negotiate contract with Sheriff’s Department for police protection; OKs lease for library with school

The Silver Lake Board voted Wednesday to negotiate a contract with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department for police protection for the village. The vote was 5-0 in favor, said village President Bruce Nopenz. Trustee Patrick Dunn was absent due to a work conflict and Trustee Chris Willkomm has resigned from the board, Nopenz said. If […]

Units responding for investigation in Bristol

At about 1:39 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding for an investigation in the 8500 block of 198th Avenue. Per dispatch: Caller reporting a gas odor.

A word from our sponsors: Peoples Bank seeking part time personal banker

Note: Peoples Bank is a sponsor. — DH Peoples Bank in Silver Lake is seeking applicants for part-time personal banker. The Personal Banker is responsible for opening accounts, setting customers up with internet banking and bill pay, processing account changes, and assisting and resolving customer questions, problems, and concerns, all while adhering to bank […]

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

Temperatures in the 70s forecast for Saturday, Sunday, Monday

High temperatures could reach the 70s Saturday, Sunday and Monday, says the latest local National Weather Service forecast. After Monday, it looks like temperatures could dip some again, but just down into the 60s. Has this warming trend got you thinking about doing some planting? Check out this article from NWS about last freeze dates […]

Units responding for crash in Brighton

At about 5:18 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of  crash int eh 29300 block of Highway JB in Brighton. Per dispatch: Crash involves a car and a motorcycle. UPDATE 5:20 p.m. — First fire/rescue unit on the scene reports no injuries. responding fire/rescue units slowing down.

Units responding to crash in Paddock Lake

At about 1:51 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a report of a crash at Highway 50 and Highway 75 in Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: One person reporting injury at this time. UPDATE 2:02 p.m. — Second ambulance being dispatched to the scene.

Household hazardous waste collection is Saturday

The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste, E-Waste and Refrigerant Collection event will take place at the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th Street (Highways 50 and 45), Bristol, on Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Here is a video message from County Executive Jim Kreuser about the event: More info here.

A word from our sponsors: New weekly ad for Marv & Alison’s Sentry posted at

Note: Marv & Alison’s Sentry is a sponsor. — DH This week’s ad for Marv & Alison’s Sentry  in Paddock Lake is now available at 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 […]

Paris to explore development moratorium

The Paris Town Board voted Tuesday to explore instituting a development moratorium for the I-94 corridor within the town’s boundaries. The moratorium would halt new development within the corridor in the town while town officials figure out if they can extend sewer and water service to the area and do other planning. A development moratorium is […]

Units responding for submerged vehicle in Lake Shangri-la

At about 7:59 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a vehicle submerged in water the 22000 block of 117th Street in Lake Shangri-la. Per dispatch: Caller said a woman and young child came to their home saying their car was submerged in the lake.

Work on new Lilly Lake boat launch to begin May 16

View Larger Map A Google Streetview of the existing Lilly Lake boat launch. The public boat launch located on Lilly Lake Road will be closed starting May 16 for re-construction. This will be for a ” completely new boat launch – bigger and better,” said Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler. The work is expected to take about […]

ATC submits application for Spring Valley-North Lake Geneva Transmission Line Project to PSC

American Transmission Co.’s application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin seeking approval for the Spring Valley-North Lake Geneva Transmission Line Project was submitted Monday the company announced. From the ATC announcement: The project includes the construction of a new 138,000-volt transmission line from the North Lake Geneva Substation in southern Walworth County to the […]

Bristol School Festival of the Arts is tonight

Bristol School’s Festival of the Arts will take place Tuesday, April 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tour Bristol School to see: 7th and 8th grade solo & ensemble vocal and instrumental performances K-8 art exhibit. 8th grade poetry & literature projects. 6th, 7th & 8th grade forensics performances. Take a 10 minute tour or stay all evening. Enjoy bake […]

A word from our sponsors: LeMay Sales and Service welcomes Pete Stemen to staff

Note: LeMay Sales and Service is a sponsor. — DH LeMay Sales and Service in Kenosha welcomes Pete Stemen to its staff as service manager. Stemen has 36 years of automotive service experience, working much of that time in Western Kenosha County. The LeMay family has been serving Kenosha’s car care needs for over 50 […]

Suspicious briefcase turns out to be empty in Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes Police encountered a suspicious briefcase outside a downtown business this morning. Personnel from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Disposal Unit ultimately determined the briefcase was empty. TLPD Chief Dale Racer said his department was notified by an employee of the business in the 100 block of South Lake Avenue about the briefcase at […]

Central HS All Band Spring Concert is May 2

The Westosha Central High School Music Program presents the All Band Spring Concert on Sunday, May 3, at 2:30 p.m. in the school cafetorium located at 24617 75th St., Paddock Lake.  Admission is free and the event is open to the public. A wide variety of music will be performed by the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, […]

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 […]

Units responding for burning in Bristol

At about 7:42 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of burning in the 17600 block of Winfield Road in Bristol. UPDATE 7:46 p.m. — Dispatch reports that the subject address does have a burn permit.

Deaths April 26, 2015: Theodore Otto Loster

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: Hill Country Market to host pancake beakfast

Note: Hill Country Market is a sponsor. — DH Hill Country Market will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday,  May 2 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Join Hill Country Market for a delicious pancake breakfast at the market! Come enjoy the cozy atmosphere of the market, indulge in delicious pancakes, grab some coffee or tea and […]

Riverview School Drama Club to present Alice in Wonderland The Musical on May 1

The Riverview School Drama Club will present Alice in Wonderland The Musical on Friday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. The production includes live instrumental accompaniment. There will be limited concessions (popcorn, candy and drinks). Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and children 3 and under are free.

UW-Extension providing youth tractor safety course

UW-Extension in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth Counties are collaborating to provide a 24-hour tractor safety course for youth ages 12-16. This course is required by Wisconsin law for any youth between the ages of 12 and 16 that drive farm machinery on public roads. The tractor safety course will be held at Burlington High School. Classes […]

Units responding for medical call along Highway 50

At about 10:15 a.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to the 40600 block of Highway 50 near Slades Corners. Per dispatch: Patient is in a car along side the westbound lanes. Driver may have passed out while driving.

A word from our sponsors: April 26, 2015 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

Note: Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty, are 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 29712 41ST ST, BRIGHTON 11105 233RD AVE, SALEM 3300 200TH AVE, PARIS 27222 31ST ST, BRIGHTON 16006 60TH […]

Paddock Lake Arbor Day celebration 2015 coverage

Paddock Lake celebrated Arbor Day Saturday. For the 16th year, the village was presented with a Tree City USA flag. Kim Sebastian of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources made the presentation at the ceremonial planting of a tree in Erickson Park. The Tree City USA status is conferred on governments that show special commitment to trees […]

Deaths April 25, 2015: James Clifford Gleason, Kenneth A. Sams

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 alarm at Twin Lakes business

At about 2:58 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding to a business in the 100 block of Holy Hill Road for an alarm.

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