Posts from ‘September, 2015’

Deaths Sept. 30, 2105: Phyllis A. Blomberg, Ellen Binninger

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:

2015 Central HS Homecoming parade coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Central High School celebrated Homecoming week with the annual parade Wednesday night. The parade featured Central teams and organizations, the CHS Marching Band,  units from some of the feeder grade schools and local businesses. The parade started at the school, crossed Highway 50, wound its way through Paddock Lake and then ended back at the […]

Pringle Nature Center to host Nature Story Time Hike: Fall Leaves Oct. 3

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding a Nature Story Time Hike: Fall Leaves by Mary Packard on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. Everyone has fun with the fall leaves, from the chipmunks to the boys and girls. After the story, we’ll go on a hike with activities tied to […]

A word from our sponsors: Hill Country Market and Breezy Hill Garden Center to host Apple Fest Oct. 3 & 4

Note: Hill Country Market & Breezy Hill Nursery are westofthei.com advertisers. — DH Hill Country Market and Breezy Hill Nursery are hosting an Apple Fest Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 4. Come enjoy apple and cider samples, a hard cider tasting, decorate your own caramel apple, an apple tree sale from Breezy Hill Nursery Garden […]

Wilmot High School Community Outreach to host monarch butterfly waystation course

Wilmot High School Community Outreach will presents a course on how to create a monarch butterfly waystation. Participants will learn about host and nectar plants for your backyard habit and how to attract monarch butterflies and aid in their great migration. Supplies Needed: Notepaper and Pen Date: Tuesday, Oct. 6. Time: 6-7 p.m. Instructor: Judith Grasser Location: Wilmot […]

Jeddyfest adds 5K Run/Walk to benefit World War II Monument

There will be a new addition to Jeddyfest this year — a 5K Run/Walk. This is a road/ trail competition. The race begins at JR Contraptions, (Highway 142 and Highway 45) in Paris and ends at Jeddy’s Bar in Brighton. Fee is $25, which includes a t- shirt and free drink at Jeddy’s. All proceeds […]

2015 Central HS Tractor Parade

As the sun was rising, a number of Central students were part of the annual Farmer Day tradition. The students drove their tractors to the corner of Hwy 75 and Hwy 50 to gather for the annual procession down Hwy 50 to school.  

Units responding to smoke at business in Paddock Lake

At about 6:58 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff”s deputies are responding to a report of smoke in a business in the 7800 block of Antioch Road (Highway 83) in Paddock Lake. UPDATE 7:01 a.m. — Deputy on the scene reports that no flames seen. Overhead doors have been […]

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 […]

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

There is still time to register for 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 […]

Deaths Sept. 29, 2015: Raymond Michael Arbet, John T. Murphy

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:

Brighton School to host spaghetti dinner Oct. 16

Brighton School will host is back to school fundraiser — a spaghetti dinner – on Oct. 16 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the school. Cost is $7 per ticket. Dinner includes main entree, salad, bread and drink. The proceeds will be going towards purchasing a new school LED sign, engineering kits, books/online sources for students, […]

A word from our sponsors: Lakeland Little League softball tryouts Oct. 3

Note: Lakeland Little League is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Lakeland Little League Spring Softball tryouts will take place Oct. 3 at Sorensen Fields at Central High School. Bring your glove, bat and helmet and be ready for a great season. Tryout times are as follows: Ages 6-10: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Ages 11-12: 11:30 […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 1:55 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highways 50 and 83-north. Per dispatch: Crash involves two cars and scene is blocking the westbound lanes. UPDATE 2 p.m. — Deputy on scene says some people reporting injuries.

WisDOT trying out new safety device on Highway 50 in Wheatland

Have you been wondering what’s the deal with those new large yellow signs on eastbound Highway 50 just before the Highway W-west intersection? Turns out the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is trying out the new devices  as a way reduce crashes there. From a press release from WisDOT: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) recently installed new warning […]

A word from our sponsors: Wheatland Center School seeks Part-Time Secretary/Health Aide

Note: Wheatland Center School advertised the following job opening with westofthei.com — DH Wheatland Center School is seeking a PM Part-Time Secretary/Health Aide. Position will start September 28, 2015. Starting rate $16.00per hour. Hours per week 25-30 hours. Those interested should submit a letter of application, resume, and complete the district job application available on […]

Local students named to Gateway Technical College Dean’s List for Summer 2015

The following individuals have earned the honor of being included on the Gateway Technical College Dean’s List for the Summer 2015 semester. This award is reserved for those students who completed at least 6 hours of postsecondary course work – not including development/remedial credits – and achieved a grade point average of 3.75 or higher. Dean’s list calculations are […]

A word from our sponsors: Ornament art classes set at Wilmot Artisan Market

Note: Wilmot Artisan Market is a westofthei.com sponsor — DH Fun classes creating ornaments are coming to Wilmot Artisan Market, 30723 113th St. Wilmot. Sign-up now at Graphix7@Charter.net or 815-289-2067. Limit seven adults per class. Pay with check or cash before classes. Supplies included. Classes take place noon to 4 p.m. Deadline for signing up for classes is five […]

Cooler weather to start Tuesday

That great streak of weather we have had going for about the last week is coming to an end — starting Tuesday. Monday we were flirting with a high of 80; the actual high temp at Kenosha Airport was 78. Tuesday’s high is forecast to reach 62. Wednesday and Thursday it will be 61. Friday just 58. […]

Body found in Paris identified

Note: Video added 7:09 p.m. — DH A body found in Paris Saturday has been identified as a Kenosha man, Sheriff David Beth said Monday. Beth said the body was that of Tywon Anderson, 37, of Kenosha. He said the identification was virtually certain, though the medical examiner is still awaiting some more information on […]

Central HS cheerleaders to host clinic Oct. 11

The Westosha Central High School cheerleading team will be hosting its fourth annual cheerleading clinic open to grades K-8 on Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the school. This fundraiser will benefit the cheerleading program’s competition season. The $30 clinic fee includes a cheerleading bow, food and snacks, the clinic material, and […]

A word from our sponsors: Sept. 27, 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): 20900 60th St., Bristol 11105 233rd Ave, Trevor 31120 Burlington Rd, Burlington 7713 216th Ave, Bristol 6114 242nd Ave, Salem

Sheriff’s Department conducting death investigation in Paris

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is conducting a death investigation in Paris. From a media release from the Sheriff’s Department: On Saturday, September 26th, 2015, at approximately 1503 hours, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department began a death investigation along CTH A/ 7th Street in Paris Township in Kenosha County, WI. This incident is on-going with reports and […]

Units responding to medical call at Wilmot UHS

At about 8:01 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a Wilmot Union High School for a medical call. Per dispatch: Patient is a 17-year-old male who is conscious and breathing. 8:10 p.m. — Second ambulance requested.

Deaths Sept. 26, 2015: Kevin William Kiffel

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:

Construction to start Oct. 5 on Wilmot Road in Illinois

If you cross the stateline on Fox River Road regularly, you might want to know there will be construction in Illinois starting soon. Here’s an announcement from Lake County Grading Co. LLC shared by David Shortess, Salem Public Safety: In conjunction with McHenry County Department of Transportation, Lake County Grading Company, LLC announced that Wilmot Road, […]

Knights of Columbus car and bike show Sept. 27

A car and bike show will be held Sunday, Sept 27 from  11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Holy Cross Church, Highways B and C in Wilmot. The show is hosted by Knights of Columbus. $10 entry; cash grand prize. There also will be food, drink, raffles and prizes. Contact: Joe Collins 262-496-1685. Rain date: Oct. 4.

Silver Lake Protection Association fundraiser is today

The Silver Lake Protection Association is hosting a fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 26 starting at 4 p.m. at the The Marina in Silver Lake. The money raised by the silent auction and donations will be used to help defend the lake against Eurosian water milfoil and other invasive weeds. The Marina is located at 28836 Silver Lake Road (Highway F), […]

2015 Wilmot UHS Homecoming game coverage (PHOTOS)

Wilmot defeated Badger 14-0 in Friday night’s homecoming game.

2015 Wilmot UHS Homecoming parade coverage (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Wilmot Union High School hit the streets of Wilmot Friday evening for the annual Homecoming parade. The parade started at the fairgrounds, traveled south down Highway W to downtown Wilmot and then turned back to the school. School groups, community groups and bands from Wilmot Union High School, Lakewood School, Randall School and Riverview School participated. Here […]

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