Posts from ‘August, 2015’

Deaths Aug. 31, 2015: Annie Mae Faught, Stephen J. Robers

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 to transformer fire in Twin Lakes

At 7:32 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and a Twin Lakes Police officer are responding to the 300 block of East Hunt Avenue in Twin Lakes for a report of a transformer fire. UPDATE 7:34 p.m. — Police officer on the scene says fire is still burning and is closer to Burden than North […]

Twin Lakes Business in the Park

It was a wet start for the Business in the Park and 2nd Annual Car Show. It may have dampened attendance, but the food, prizes, and activities went on in Twin Lakes Central Park. The Chamber had a hot dogs and brats. Activities for kids included face painting. Booths had information, some tchotchkes, and some had […]

Kenosha County Housing Authority: $2,138,776 available for housing repairs

The Kenosha County Housing Authority has made the following announcement regarding the availability of housing repair low or 0% interest loans: The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) Division of Housing awarded $2,138,776 in Phase 2 funds to the Southern Housing Region for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing Program. The Southern Housing Region is represented by the counties […]

Units responding to crash in Trevor

At about 2:37 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 26000 block of Highway C in Trevor. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved, a pick-up truck and a mini-van. Impact may have been head on. Some injuries being reported. UPDATE 2:40 p.m. — Unit […]

Deputy responding to crash in Paris

At about 1:03 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a crash at Highway 45 and Highway N in Paris.

Local UW-Whitewater student athletes named to 2014-15 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Honor Roll

A total of 335 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student-athletes representing all 20 of the institution’s varsity sport programs were named to the 2014-15 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Honor Roll, which was announced Thursday, Aug. 13. The Warhawks’ 11 women’s teams had 191 honorees, while 144 student-athletes from the nine men’s teams garnered Scholastic Honor Roll accolades. […]

Dense fog this morning

Expect dense fog this morning, says a special weather statement issued by the NAional Weather Service. Visibility may be reduced to a quarter mile or less in spots. The fog is expected to lift between 9 and 10 a.m.

Deaths Aug. 30, 2015: Lucinda P. Tackitt, Traci B. McCarthy

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: 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 […]

Warmer weather in forecast for next 7 days

The weather looks to be warmer next week, says the local National Weather Service forecast. Just in time for school to start? How’s that for timing. Monday should start a streak of high temperatures in the mid and high 80s that should last through next Sunday. The week also looks to be dry, so far. The only chance […]

Ashton Hartman graduates from Lake Forest College

Ashton Hartman of Trevor, graduated cum laude from Lake Forest College with a bachelor of arts degree in Communication, with a minor in Art History. Hartman was among more than 350 students to graduate from Lake Forest College at Ravinia Festival Park on May 9, 2015. Hartman is a graduate of Lakes Community High School. Lake […]

A word from our sponsors: Aug. 30, 2015 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): 27925 41st St, Brighton 11105 233rd Ave, Salem 31120 Burlington Rd, Brighton 7713 216th Ave, Bristol 208 S Cogswell Dr, Silver Lake […]

Units responding for alarm in Twin Lakes

At about 8:42 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding to a carbon monoxide alarm at an apartment in the 100 block of Strickland Avenue in Twin Lakes. UPDATE 8:48 p.m. — Per dispatch: When fire department units arrived on scene they smelled smoke. Randall Fire Department, Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Richmond […]

Powerful Tools for Caregivers series sign-up due Sept. 14

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. Classes will be held at the Kenosha County Center, Room […]

A word from our sponsors: Aug. 29, 2015 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): 9000 226th Ct 12A, Salem

Wilmot and Central high school teachers participate in Gateway train-the-trainer event

Gateway Technical College hosted a seminar giving several area high school instructors the skills and equipment to provide training to their students to successfully enter their chosen career or college program. Called a “train-the-trainer” event because college instructors train high school teachers to better train their students, the July 22 to July 23 session provided […]

A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes Chamber’s Business in the Park Business Expo, 2nd Annual Car Show and Craft fair is Aug. 29

Note: Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association’s Business in the Park Business Expo, 2nd Annual Car Show and Craft fair will take place Saturday, Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Twin Lakes. The street will be lined with […]

Wilmot Masonic Lodge Pork Chop Dinner Aug. 29

Wilmot Masonic Lodge, at Highways W and C in Wilmot, will be having another Pork Chop Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. $10 for a single chop and $12 for a double chop. Meal includes baked potato, green beans, dinner roll and dessert.

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 […]

Lilly Lake Beach to remain closed to swimming over weekend

More test results with elevated E.coli levels will keep Lilly Lake Beach closed through the weekend, Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler said Friday. The beach was first closed for swimming on Tuesday, when a test taken Monday was returned with a result of 2,419 E.coli/100mL. Subsequent test results were: Aug. 25 — 1,120 E.coli/100mL. Aug. 26 — 2,419 […]

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

Riverview School’s PTO to host Color-A-Thon fundraiser on Oct. 10

Riverview School’s PTO will be holding a Color-A-Thon fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 10. The event starts at 9 a.m. Registration starts at 8 a.m. The event will wrap up by 1 p.m. The event will take place at Fox River Park. The event will include a 5K Color-A-Thon and a Family Course. Family course is less than one mile, perfect for […]

Bristol Fire and Rescue responding to accident

5:12 p.m. – Bristol Fire and Rescue are responding to an accident at Highway Q and Highway U for an accident with injuries.

Central HS girls tennis washing cars Aug. 30

The Westosha Central High School girls tennis team will be holding a car wash fundraiser on Sunday, Aug. 30 from noon to 3 p.m. Bring your car to the Central High School front drive. Minimum donation of $10 for cars and $15 for vans.

Sponsored post: Brighton School Special Education Notices 2015

Note: The following is a paid announcement from Brighton School. — DH

Silver Lake tavern fire update (PHOTOS)

Fire broke out this morning at a tavern in the 200 block of Railroad Street in Silver Lake. Someone cleaning in the building was made aware of the fire by a passer-by. Personnel manning the Silver Lake Fire Department engine could see the smoke coming from the back of the building, from the fire station, but they […]

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

Units responding to fire in Silver Lake

At 6:44 a.m.. Silver Lake Fire Department and Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a structure fire in the 200 block of S. Railroad Street in Silver Lake. UPDATE 6:49 a.m. — MABAS box alarm activated. Twin Lakes Fire Department responding with a tender and a truck. UPDATE 6:54 a.m. — MABAS box […]

A word from our sponsors: Messiah Christian Preschool has openings

Note: Messiah Christian Preschool is a westofthei.com sponsor — DH Messiah Christian Preschool has the following openings for the 2015-2016 school year: M/W/F     8:30 – 11:30 AM (3 openings for 4’s) M/W/F    12:30 – 3:30 PM T/TH       12:30 – 3:00 PM Child must be 3 by 12/31 and toilet trained. Please contact the Church/Preschool office for pricing […]

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