Posts from ‘May, 2016’

Deaths May 31, 2016: Geraldine “Gerri” Veronica Ring, Donald W. Schmidt, Josephine G. Kline

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:

Central defeats Wilmot in sectional softball game

Central High School defeated Wilmot Union High School in a softball sectional game Tuesday in Paddock Lake. Central will move on to play Union Grove for the sectional championship at 5 p.m. Thursday in Lake Geneva. Wilmot and Central faced off in the same level of sectionals last year. Central won last year too and […]

Appeals Court temporarily stays placement of sex offender in Wheatland; house red-tagged for lack of permits

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has temporarily stayed placement of a Racine County sex offender in a Wheatland home. The order from the Court of Appeals was issued Tuesday by Judge Mark D. Gundrum. Also, the home at 32200 Highway 50 (Geneva Road) was red tagged as unfit for use by Wheatland building inspector Tim Popanda. The […]

A word from our sponsors: Looking to get involved with the community? Try Paddock Lake Area Lions Club

Note: Paddock Lake Area Lions Club is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Looking for a way to get involved in your community? Consider the Paddock Lake Area Lions Club. The Paddock Lake Area Lions commitment to the community is made possible because of the efforts of many individual and corporate donors, volunteers and partnerships with those in […]

Grand opening for Silver Lake Mountain Bike Trail System June 4

An official grand opening of the Silver Lake Mountain Bike Trail System will be held at noon on Saturday, June 4. Approximately nine miles of professionally designed, purpose-built mountain bike trails have been built over the past two years in Silver Lake County Park. Construction, labor, and maintenance have been donated by members of the Silver Lake chapter […]

A word from our sponsors: Western Kenosha County Tennis Association offering summer programs

Note: Western Kenosha County Tennis Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The Western Kenosha County Tennis Association is hosting a variety of tennis programs this summer. Programs are available for all levels of experience for children 5 to 14. There also is an an adult program planned. All sessions take place at the Central High […]

Kenosha Area Family & Aging Services to host fall prevention workshop

Kenosha Area Family & Aging Services ,Inc. will be offering a free Stepping On Workshop series beginning Tuesday, June 7, from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. for seven consecutive weeks at  New Life Bible Church in Twin Lakes. Stepping On is a seven-week workshop program for independent community-dwelling older adults who have fallen, are at risk of […]

Deal of the Day: Glazed Bakery $10 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 […]

Wilmot and Central to meet in softball sectional today

The teams from Wilmot Union High School and Central High School will meet today in a Division 1 sectional game of the WIAA 2016 Girls Softball Tournament. The teams will play at 4:30 p.m. at Central. Central is seeded second in their bracket and Wilmot sixth. The winner of Tuesday’s game will face the winner of the […]

Inaugural Bristol Progress Days 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk is July 9

The inaugural Bristol Progress Days 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk on will take place on Saturday, July 9, 2016, presented by Absolute Chiropractic + Wellness, in conjunction with the annual 3-day festival. The event will start and finish at the Bristol Progress Days grounds at Hansen Park Pavilion just off Highway 45 in Bristol. The 5K will begin at […]

Thunderstorms and cooler temps in forecast

Thunderstorms Tuesday night and Wednesday and cooler temperatures later in the week are in the local National Weather Service forecast. There’s a 50 percent chance of a thunderstrom Tuesday night, most likely after 7 p.m., and a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms Wednesday. High temperatures should start to trail off on Wednesday too, reaching the mid […]

Deaths May 30, 2016: Sandra Lee Virgo, Wanda M. Bowman

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:

2016 Twin Lakes Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Twin Lakes paid its respects to those members of the US military who gave the ultimate sacrifice with a parade and ceremony Monday. The parade from Lance Park to Legion Park and the ceremony that followed was organized by American Legion Post 544 in Twin Lakes. The parade included veterans, law enforcement, local Scout groups, school bands and […]

2016 Silver Lake Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Silver Lake remembered those who died while serving in the US military at the annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony Monday morning. The parade and ceremony are organized by Schultz-Hahn American Legion Post #293 in Silver Lake. The events were blessed with warm, sunny and dry weather this year. The parade included units from local Scout groups, local law […]

A word from our sponsors: Cicchini Asphalt celebrating 35 years of being your full service asphalt contractor

Note: Cicchini Asphalt is westoftheicom sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH If you are looking to have some paving work done this year, Cicchini Asphalt  is your full-service residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal asphalt paving and maintenance contractor. Serving Kenosha and Racine counties for more than 30 years, Cicchini Asphalt has been synonymous with […]

Riverview School’s National Junior Honor Society Coffee in the Courtyard is June 4

Riverview School’s National Junior Honor Society members invite staff, students and the community to Coffee in the Courtyard on Saturday, June 4 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the school. National Junior Honor Society members have been working over the past few weekends to revitalize the school courtyard. After last summer with the construction for the remodel […]

Body found along shore of Lilly Lake believed to be missing Wheatland man

The body of a man that had been missing since Monday and who family members had been actively searching for appears to have been found along the shore of Lilly Lake in Wheatland. A media release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department says the man appears to be Richard L. Warnke Sr of Wheatland. Positive identification is pending further […]

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 9:40 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue are responding to a report of a crash in the 10400 block of 168th Avenue in Bristol. Per dispatch: Caller reported hearing a loud crash in this area.

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

At about 7:09 p.m., the National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The watch is to continue until 9 p.m. UPDATE 8:43 p.m. — The NWS has issued a special weather statement saying radar shows a line of storms from near St. Nazianz to […]

Units responding for crash in Paris

At about 6:20 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at 7th Street and 172nd Avenue in Paris. Per dispatch: Crash involves a car and a motorcycle. UPDATE 6:26 p.m. — Flight for Life medical transport helicopter response being requested. UPDATE 7:14 p.m. — Flight for Life helicopter has […]

Randall seeking assurance Twin Lakes-Randall library branch will continue

Randall Town Board members want some reassurance that the Twin Lakes-Randall branch of the Community Library will remain if they approve a new library operating agreement that gives a lopsided presence on the governing board to Salem. Randall will be having their attorney draft a memo of understanding to be submitted to all of the […]

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. Check out these coupons for two great […]

Silver Lake and Twin Lakes to host Memorial Day parades and ceremonies

Western Kenosha County residents can honor those who died while serving in the armed forces at parades and ceremonies planned for Monday in Silver Lake and Twin Lakes. Silver Lake Memorial Day observance will begin in Silver Lake with the annual Schultz-Hahn American Legion Post #293 parade at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 30. The parade begins […]

Family members searching for Richard Warnke Sr.

Family members are searching for Richard Warnke Sr., who has been missing since Monday when he left his home on foot. He lives in Wheatland, near Lily Lake Resort. Family has filed a missing persons report with Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. If you have heard from him, or see him, please contact the Sheriff’s Department […]

Sheriff and state representative weigh in on Wheatland sex offender placement

With the placement of  sex offender in a Wheatland home ordered by a Racine County Circuit Court Judge this week, two elected officials that objected to the placement reacted with strong statements Friday. The case relates to the state’s placement of Michael McGee of Racine County in a Wheatland house in the 32200 block of Highway 50 […]

Salem and Twin Lakes in special traffic enforcement deployment

Salem has released the following statement regarding an increased traffic enforcement initiative in Salem and Twin Lakes: The Town of Salem Public Safety Office in conjunction with Twin Lakes Police Department will in their own jurisdictions be participating in a special traffic enforcement deployment. This concentrated effort of traffic enforcement will begin May 23 rd and run through […]

Lakewood, Randall, Riverview, Trevor-Wilmot band students compete in Minneapolis festival

Last week, 86 students from Lakewood, Randall, Riverview, and Trevor-Wilmot schools took a trip to Minneapolis to compete in the Music in the Parks Festival. The Red Band (7th & 8th grade) received a rating of Superior, the highest possible rating. The White Band (6th & 7th grade) received a rating of Excellent, which is […]

Paris moves to raze house that has burned twice

The Paris Town Board Tuesday approved seeking a raze order for a house in the 19400 block of 38th Street that has seen two fires this year. The house was damaged on Feb. 18 when a fire leveled a barn on the property. Two men were charged with arson in connection with that fire. On April 29, Paris […]

Deal of the Day: Leslie’s Kayak and Paddle Board Rental $50 gift certificate 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 […]

Wheatland files appeal to sex offender placement

Wheatland has filed an appeal to a court order placing a sex offender in a Wheatland residence along Highway 50. Wheatland prosecuting attorney Todd Terry filed the appeal on behalf of the town on Wednesday, he said. That appeal is focused on the Racine Circuit Court’s denial of a petition for Wheatland to intervene in the case. Terry […]

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