Posts from ‘June, 2016’

2016 Westosha Kiwanis Fireworks over Paddock Lake on July 2

This year’s Westosha Kiwanis Club fireworks display over Paddock Lake will take place at dusk on Saturday, July 2. The annual display is project of the community service club. Fundraising by the club pays for the display, which will be launched by Bartolotta Fireworks.

Aquanuts place third at Janesville

The Twin Lakes-based Aquanuts show water skiing team placed third in a very competitive field of teams from around Wisconsin and Illinois on Saturday, June 25 in Janesville. This tournament is the opening of the 2016 competitive show skiing season. This year, the Aquanuts are celebrating 44 years of show skiing excellence with the show theme “Ski or Sink”, crafted […]

A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes Libertyfest is July 1-3; carnival rides return

Note: Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Twin Lakes Libertyfest 2016 is July 1-3 this year. The annual festival, organized by the Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association includes music, food, a parade, fireworks and fun. This year also marks the return of carnival rides to Lance Park […]

Brighton School Honor Roll fourth quarter 2015-16

Note: This post is sponsored by Gagliardi Law, LLP. — DH The following students were named to the Brighton School honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2015-16 school year: Principal’s honor roll Fifth grade —  Austin Dawson, Vivian M. Dufek,  Clare Fallon, Katelyn Griffey, Delaney Koltanowski, Nathan T. Nelson, Utopia Pasika, Olivia K. Rasch, Aidan Runyan, Lucas Sullivan, Seth D. Taylor, Cordelia Wallace. Sixth grade — Evan D. Beth, Kelsey B. Duhig, Simone Felber, Juliana R. Golla, Reece M. Haney,  Rebecca L. Springer, Carlie R. Vorpagel. Seventh grade — Abigail Conrad, Noah Dufek, Megan […]

Units responding for alarm at Trevor-Wilmot School

At about 11:20 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a supervisory alarm at Trevor-Wilmot School. Per dispatch: Alarm was reported by alarm company as a smoke alarm with verification. Someone at the scene attempted to cancel the alarm with proper verification code. Rescue unit returning to quarters and another […]

A word from our sponsors: 2016 Paddock Lake bike parade is July 2; cash prizes for best decorated bikes

Note: The village of Paddock Lake is advertising this event with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH The annual Paddock Lake bike parade will take place July 2. Residents of all ages are encouraged to participate with a bike decorated for the holiday. Parade line-up will take place at 9:30 a.m. at McAlonan […]

Units responding to fire on I-94

At about 6:56 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a vehicle on fire on I-94 near Highway C. UPDATE about 6:58 a.m. — Unit on the scene reports vehicle is fully engulfed in fire. UPDATE 7:13 a.m. — Deputy requests […]

Thunderstorms likely tonight

There’s a 70 percent chance we will see a thunderstorm Thursday night, says the National Weather Service local forecast. The storm is most likely to occur between 7 and 10 p.m. Thursday. The holiday weekend forecast looks good, with high temperatures in the high 70s Saturday, Sunday and Monday and the only rain a 20 […]

La Salette to host Craft Fair and Bake Sale on July 3

La Salette Shrine Craft Fair and Bake Sale will take place Sunday July 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Unique one of a kind items will be featured for sale. There also will be food, drinks and a raffle. Come walk the grounds and feed the fish. La Salette Shrine is located at 10330 336th Ave. (Highway  […]

Deaths June 29, 2016: Richard J. “Rick” Ours

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:

Riverview School third trimester honor roll 2015-16

Note: This post is sponsored by Peoples Bank. — DH The following students were named to the Riverview School honor roll for the third trimester 2015-16 year. 6th Grade High honors: Tyee Simek, Katilyn Keller, Chase Goodwin, Kiley Kennedy, Brady Schick, Natalie Dalton, Samantha Brooks, Hailee Smith-Beth, Abbey Grumbeck, Zachary Bailey, Mackenzie Belletini, Ashton Leahy. Honors: Owen […]

June 29, 2016 lake test results: All tested beaches open

Weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes showed E.coli levels below beach warning or closure levels. Results reported Wednesday, June 29 by the Kenosha County Health Department were: Silver Lake — Silver Lake County Park, 6 E.coli/100 mL. Paddock Lake — Old Settlers Park, 23 E.coli/100 mL; North Shore Beach Association, 54 E.coli/100 mL; Hoag Beach, 52 E.coli/100 mL; PHLA […]

2016 Kenosha County Fairest of the Fair entry info

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The 2016 Kenosha County Fairest of the Fair Contest is open to all residents of the city or county of Kenosha. Contestants must be single, at least 18 years of age on Jan. 1, 2016 but will not reach the age of 25 by […]

Motorcyclist injured in crash in Bristol

A motorcyclist was transported by helicopter to a Milwaukee area trauma center after a crash in Bristol Tuesday afternoon. From a media release from Bristol Fire & Rescue: At 13;38 hours (1:38 p.m.) on Tuesday, June 28, the Bristol Fire and Rescue Department, Newport Fire Department and Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the 13600 block of […]

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.

Paris adds to legal budget

The Paris Town Board at its Tuesday regular monthly meeting added $200,000 to this year’s budget for legal expenses. Board members acknowledged that the change was necessary due to legal expenses related to its intergovernmental agreement with Somers, which is being challenged by some Paris residents and the city of Kenosha. “As everyone knows, dollars […]

Westosha Head Start receives $1,500 donation from Kenosha County Tavern League

Westosha Head Start recently invited State Rep. Samantha Kerkman to share in the experience of the Kenosha County Tavern League donating funds to aid local children and families in the Kenosha County area. With the donation of $1,500, Head Start will be able to assess children and family needs early, and be able to provide services right away. Westosha […]

Deaths June 28, 2106: Frank J. Slagoski Jr., Janet Ann (Drissel) Hamilton

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:

Bristol announces intent to create TID at Highways U & Q for commercial development

Bristol is pursuing the creation of a tax increment financing district with an Illinois based developer who will look to attract corporate businesses to the site at Highways U and Q in Bristol. “Kenosha County is clearly one of the hottest business development areas in the entire country,” said village President Mike Farrell. ” The […]

Units Responding to Wilmot Raceway

12:35 p.m. – Units are responding to a report of white smoke from a passerby at Wilmot Raceway. 12:37 p.m. – Fire is a controlled burn.

Randall School third trimester honor roll for 2015-2016

Note: This post sponsored by Bassett Auto Repair. — DH The following students were named to the Randall School third trimester honor roll for the 2015-2016 school year: 7th Grade Straight A’s: Madison Brockway, Madeline Hershelman, Carly Rohn, Sydney Youra, Elliana Zerr. High Honors: Ana Bishop, Jessah Bollinger, Dylan Collins, Emma Franklin, Arianna Karow, Korik Klein, […]

A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes Libertyfest is July 1-3; carnival rides return

Note: Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Twin Lakes Libertyfest 2016 is July 1-3 this year. The annual festival, organized by the Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association includes music, food, a parade, fireworks and fun. This year also marks the return of carnival rides to Lance Park […]

Units responding for investigation in Silver Lake

At about 7:33 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to the 100 block of West Lake Street, Silver Lake for an investigation. Per dispatch: Caller reporting possible hot spots from an earlier fire.

Cooler weather ahead

Temperatures are heading for a bit of a dip over the remainder of this week, says the latest local National Weather Service forecast. While high temperatures have been flirting with 90 of late, they will be firmly in the 70s starting Tuesday, where the high is expected to top out at 71. Highs the rest […]

Salem School honor roll fourth quarter 2015-16

This post was sponsored by Paddock Lake Pet Services The following students were named to the Salem School fourth quarter 2015-16 honor roll: Eighth grade High honors — Gianna Aiello, Kathryn Boyd, Ashlee Calkins, Lorenzo del Aguila, Garrett Edmonds, Gianna Giorno, Colton Hauser, Megann Holst, Myles Kazumura, Kevin Keating, Hannah Kline, Abigail Luellen, Julie Lynch, Paul Lynch, Sophia Lynch, Connor MacLeod, Marlena Moore, Jaden Morris, Aaliyah Novitovic, Kayla Oswalt, Addison Parish, Rebekka Pelli, Sarah Pohjola, Naomi Racas, Mia Rogers, Carissa Rudd, Zoe […]

A word from our sponsors: 2016 Paddock Lake bike parade is July 2; cash prizes for best decorated bikes

Note: The village of Paddock Lake is advertising this event with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH The annual Paddock Lake bike parade will take place July 2. Residents of all ages are encouraged to participate with a bike decorated for the holiday. Parade line-up will take place at 9:30 a.m. at McAlonan […]

2016 Wheatland Fire Department Festival parade coverage (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department Festival parade took place down Geneva Road through New Munster on Sunday afternoon. The parade featured area emergency services vehicles, entries from local businesses and a lot of classic cars. The parade started at the west end of New Munster and ended up at the festival site. Here is […]

A word from our sponsors: June 26, 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): 2614 200th Ave, Union Grove 6309 328th Ave, Salem 24204 64th St, Salem 1-2 pm  10816 269th AVE, Trevor WI  53179 (Lake […]

Deaths June 25, 2016: David Smaniotto

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 Miss Wheatland crowned

Miss Wheatland 2015 Brooke Bierdrzycki, crowned her successor, Alexandra Paleka. This helped kickoff the three day Wheatland Fireman’s Festival at New Munster Park. She received a $500 scholarship and other prizes. Alexandra is 17, and graduated from Catholic Central High School. She was involved in National Honor Society, Key Club, forensics and newspaper. This Fall […]

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