Posts from ‘January, 2016’

Brandon Schattner named to Augustana College’s 2015 fall term Dean’s List

Brandon Schattner, a sophomore majoring in Accounting and Business Administration from Twin Lakes, was among the students named to Augustana College’s 2015 fall term Dean’s List. Founded in 1860, Augustana College is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences. The college enrolls 2,500 students and is located along one of the world’s […]

Kenosha Lions Foundation grants available to county service organizations

The Kenosha Lions Foundation has announced that they will continue their Grants Award Program in 2016 to Kenosha County service organizations. This will mark the 31st consecutive year that Lions/Lioness Clubs of Kenosha County have made these grants available to the Kenosha community. Non-profit groups may request an application for funding and guidelines by writing to the: Kenosha Lions Foundation P.O. […]

A word from our sponsors: Jan. 31, 2016 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): 31120 Burlington Rd, Burlington N6006 Foster Rd, Elkhorn 18625 116th St, Bristol 16805 93rd St, Bristol 8436 184th Ave, Bristol 24524 74th […]

Latest forecast for Tuesday calls for sizable snow — but not here

The latest National Weather Service forecast for our area for Tuesday has a likely chance of snow, but just not much. While some weather watchers for days have been eyeing Ground Hogs Day for a repeat of something along the lines of 2011’s blizzard, the latest from NWS says we will miss sizable accumulation. From the latest Sullivan NWS […]

2016 Lake Shangri-la ice fishing derby coverage (PHOTOS)

Note: The organizers of this event have advertised it with westofthei.com — DH. Lake Shangri-la’s 47th Annual Ice Fishing Derby — “the biggest little fishing derby in the world” — got under way today. The event continues Sunday. More information is available here. Following are some more photos (submitted by Reid Lopatka) from today’s activities:

Units responding for investigation in Paddock Lake

At about 2:42 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to the 24800 block of 75th Street (Highway 50) in Paddock Lake for an investigation. Per dispatch: A strong smell of natural gas was reported by a caller. UPDATE 2:59 p.m. — Per dispatch: Light gas smell detected by fire […]

Lakewood School dedicates new addition

Lakewood School hosted a dedication for its new addition Friday evening. The event included a passport activity that encouraged attendees to see all of the new features of the building, including a new gym, concession stand, lunchroom, library new music and art rooms and improvements to hallways and the middle school. Twin Lakes Trustee Barbara Andres […]

Happening now: Lake Shangri-la’s 46th Annual Ice Fishing Derby

Note: The organizers of this event have advertised it at westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH. Lake Shangri-la’s 46th Annual Ice Fishing Derby — “the biggest little fishing derby in the world” — is underway and continues Sunday. There will be hourly door prizes and fishing prizes. Derby raffle prizes include $1,000 cash […]

Deaths Jan. 29, 2016: Oscar “Ozzie” Walter Nielsen, Rita L. Tenhagen

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 investigation in Twin Lakes

At about 4:37 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding to the 1800 block of Esch Road in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: This is for an odor investigation.

Twin Lakes Area Food Pantry thanks 2015 donors

The following message is from the Twin Lakes Area Food Pantry Board of Directors: The Twin Lakes Area Food Pantry (TLAFP) would gratefully like to thank all the area merchants, organizations, and individuals who have helped us this past year through donations of food, money and time. With your support, we have been able to provide food to 1,006 families […]

A word from our sponsors: Small business rental space available at 8607 Antioch Road, Salem

Note: Peoples Bank is a westofhei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Space is available for rent for your business in the heart of Salem at 8607 Antioch Road. This is a great location for your business or a second location if you are branching out. Two units in this building are now […]

Wheatland Center School 4 and 5 Year Old Kindergarten Pre-Registration

Wheatland Center School 4 and 5 Year Old Kindergarten Pre-Registration for the 2016 –17 school year will take place Feb 1-March 11. Contact the school at 537-3905 during school hours. Students currently enrolled at Wheatland do not have to pre-register. Kindergarten School Readiness (formerly called 4K/5K screener) appointments will be assigned when you register and then information packets will be mailed. […]

Randall OKs equipment for new fire department grass rig

The Randall Town Board approved the purchase of equipment to finish off a vehicle that will serve as the Randall Fire Department’s new grass rig. The board approved a proposal from Jefferson Fire& Safety of Middleton for $14,191 for a skid unit. The unit, which will be fit inside the back of a pick-up truck, will […]

A word from our sponsors: Help wanted — The Sharing Center seeks food pantry manager

Note: The Sharing Center is advertising this position at westofthei.com. — DH The Sharing Center in Trevor is seeking a Food Pantry Manager. Position is 25-30 hours a week. Applicant must have a clean driving record, proven ability to manage teams of volunteers/staff, able to walk/lift/stand for most of the day, great attitude, and a service […]

Tack Sale on Jan. 31 to benefit Kenosha County 4-H Horse Project

Kenosha County 4-H Horse Project Tack Sale will take place Jan 31, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wilmot Union High School, 11112 308th Ave., Wilmot. There will be new and used tack, veterinarian speakers, huge raffle and outstanding food. Admission is $1 per person. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale benefit youth education for the Kenosha […]

Warm weekend, likely snow and rain early next week

A warm next few days, peaking Saturday and Sunday, are in the local National Weather Service forecast. Thursday’s high could reach 38 and Friday’s 31. But the real warm up will come Saturday and Sunday, with high temperatures expected to top 40. The chance of rain/snow is increasing in the forecast for Tuesday, now up […]

A word from our sponsors: Lakeland Little League baseball and softball registration open now; in-person registration today

It may still be chilly outside, but it’s not too early to be thinking about Lakeland Little League baseball and softball. Open registration for both baseball and softball is open now online now at the league’s website. There also will be in-person registration at Central High School in Paddock Lake on Jan. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 […]

Ground hog day storm redux? Maybe

Some news outlets that cover weather are starting to hype the idea that our area will be hit with a big snowstorm Tuesday. The timing would be eerie. The last time we had a really, really big snow was also Feb 1- 2 but in 2011. The National Weather Service is currently guarded about the prospects. Full details here from […]

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At 7:44 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 45 and C in Bristol. Per dispatch: Two vehicles are involved. Airbags deployed in at least one vehicle. At least one injured person being reported. UPDATE 7:49 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on scene […]

Local students named to Carthage College Dean’s List for Fall 2015 semester

A total of 972 students have been named to the Carthage College Dean’s List for the Fall 2015 semester. Dean’s List honors are accorded to Carthage students who achieve a 3.5 grade-point average while carrying at least 14 credit hours during a semester. The following local students achieved the honor: James Gorsline of Bristol. Hannah […]

Central HS hosts 2016 Middle School Honors Band and Choir Festival

The Central High School Performing Arts Department hosted the second annual Middle School Honors Band and Choir Festival on Jan. 13. Approximately 75 band and 38 choir students from area middle schools were invited to work with Adam Scheele, CHS band director, and Rob Clark, CHS choir director, to enhance their music skills and gain […]

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 Jan. 26, 2016: Ruth E. Bobzien, Judith E. Warren

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: Lake Shangri-la’s 46th Annual Ice Fishing Derby is Jan. 30 & 31

Note: The organizers of this event have advertised it at westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH. Lake Shangri-la’s 47th Annual Ice Fishing Derby — “the biggest little fishing derby in the world” –will take place this year on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 30 and 31. There will be hourly door prizes and fishing […]

Units responding to crash in Bristol

At about 12:45 p.m., Bristiol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash on 128th Avenue west of Highway 45 in Bristol. UPDATE 12:50 p.m. — This scene may be in Illinois and Illinois agencies may be taking over.

Salem School collecting history for 100-year celebration

If you are interested in the history of Salem School, maybe even have some old photos or info to share, you may be interested in this announcement about the school upcoming 100th year anniversary: In the late 1800s, children in Salem attended a 2-room wooden building known as Salem Center School. In 1916, a 4-room brick building […]

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At 7:33 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash on Highway C just west of Highway 45 in Bristol. Per dispatch: One person involved is asking to be checked out by rescue personnel. UPDATE 7:37 a.m. — Bristol FR command reports moderate damage to vehicle and asks Town of […]

A word from our sponsors: Lakeland Little League baseball and softball registration open now; in-person registration Jan. 28

It may still be chilly outside, but it’s not too early to be thinking about Lakeland Little League baseball and softball. Open registration for both baseball and softball is open now online now at the league’s website. There also will be in-person registration at Central High School in Paddock Lake on Jan. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 […]

Deaths Jan. 25, 2016: Gary R. Zobel, Monica Cetera

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:

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