Posts from ‘July, 2016’

A word from our sponsors: Bear Homes to showcase Salem house in Parade of Homes

Note: Bear Homes is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. – DH Bear Homes is participating in this years Racine Kenosha Builders Association Parade of Homes which takes place September 17 & 18, 24 & 25 from 12-4 along with 6 other builders and homes. This spectacular Bear Home is perched on top […]

Deaths July 31, 2016: Thomas Merkt, Anne S. Kissee

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:

Salem responds for fire alarm

Town of Salem Fire and Rescue responding for a fire alarm at Benet Lake 5:07 pm. Confirmed false alarm 5:12 pm.

National Night Out in Twin Lakes set for Aug. 2

The community is invited to join Twin Lakes Police, Fire and Rescue personnel for National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at St. John Catholic Church on North Lake Avenue, Twin Lakes. National Night Out is a national initiative to bring residents together to get to know public safety personnel and neighbors as together we can create […]

Daily firecracker: Get educated at the School Exhibits Building

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH. If you’re looking for a place to get inspired about the school children of Western Kenosha County you might check out the School Exhibits Building at the Kenosha County Fair. The building is literally decorated wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling with school work of Kenosha County students. […]

A word from our sponsors: July 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): 2614 200th Ave, Union Grove 35502 52nd St, Burlington 8816 226th Ct, Salem 16805 93rd St, Bristol 10816 269th Ave, Trevor 19530 […]

Daily firecracker: See the antique farm machinery exhibit at the fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. – DH For 44 years there has been an antique farm machinery exhibit at the Kenosha County Fair. That’s a long time. But much of the equipment in this display will be considerably older. Some of the machinery you might see includes: Old-fashioned pitcher pump to […]

Kansasville responding for accident

4:48 p.m. Kansasville was responding for an ATV accident at Bong State Recreation Area. The patient is reported to be in one of the parking lots.

Bristol responding for accident

3:10 p.m. Bristol Fire and Rescue responded for an accident in the 12100 blk of 182nd Avenue. Patient was transported at 3:27 p.m.

Mark Pasikhov particpates in Lake Forest Academy annual Service Learning Day

Lake Forest Academy annual Service Learning Day took place on April 28. Students and faculty went on 22 different service trips around the North Chicago suburban area to volunteer at local organizations. The LFA community planted 1,000 trees, packed 15,380 meals at Feed My Starving Children, packaged 5,500 lbs of meat at Northern Illinois Food […]

A word from our sponsors: Team Glory Midwest’s Future looks bright!

Note: Team Glory Midwest of a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH As the second year of Team Glory Midwest’s season is winding down, the organization couldn’t be happier about how their 3rd season is looking. The vision of Team Glory is different than your “typical” travel softball team. Their team mantra […]

Teams from Lakewood and Paris schools do well at Gateway SumoBot competition

Two Western Kenosha County school teams placed in competitions at Gateway Technical College’s 12th Annual SumoBot competition held May 5 at its SC Johnson integrated Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Center in Sturtevant. The Team Black team from Paris School took second in the SumoBot category. Team Inferno from Lakewood Elementary, Twin Lakes, took third place in the Sumo […]

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.

Daily firecracker: Get commercial at the fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The Commercial Building at the Kenosha County Fair hosts a wide variety of booths from the strictly commercial to the more philosophical. Through the years I have seen booths from law enforcement, political parties, builders, media, sellers of all types of merchandise and even […]

A word from our sponsors: Continued growth at Northlake Engineering spurs hiring of electrical assemblers

Note: Northlake Engineering is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Northlake Engineering, Inc. continues to grow and is adding to its staff. Northlake Engineering is a manufacturer located in Bristol, WI.  We have been in business for over 50 years and are now part of Standex Electronics.  We specialize in design […]

Dakota Grimm recognized during Student Awards Program at the U of M Crookston

Dakota Grimm, of Bristol, was recognized as the President’s Volunteer Service Award-Outstanding Ambassador at the annual Student Awards Program at University of Minnesota Crookston. The Student Awards Program is a celebration of student service, leadership,and academic and athletic achievement. The evening was an opportunity to recognize students across majors and disciplines for their academic achievement and outstanding volunteerism. The University […]

A word from our sponsors: Glazed Bakery’s Customs & Classics Car Show Aug. 7

Note: Glazed Bakery is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Glazed Bakery and County Executive Jim Kreuser are sponsoring a Customs & Classics Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 7, at Spencer Field in Old Settlers County Park. This event will include food, fun and cars. There will be no […]

A word from our sponsors: Puma Baseball Academy tryouts Aug. 2-5

Note: Puma Baseball Academy is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Puma Baseball Academy is holding try-outs for 11U to 18U on Aug 2-5. If you can’t make the tryout date, a makeup day will be Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. Cost is $40 per player. Tryouts held at Indian Trails H.S. Baseball […]

Units responding for crash on I-94

At about 1:39 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 9800 block of the southbound lanes of I-94.

Closure of 168-year old Wilmot business institution announced

The Stage Stop restaurant in Wilmot has announced via Facebook and its website that it is closing as of Friday. The local institution — know for its grilled meat and the stick of butter served on its baked potatoes — had billed itself as the longest continuously owned and operated tap and dining establishment in Wisconsin. […]

Cooler weekend ahead

The National Weather Service latest local forecast calls for a weekend with temperatures a bit cooler than we’ve been having lately. The high temperature Friday an Saturday is expected to hit just 77. Sunday will be 80 and Monday 83. Skies are gloomy today, but there’s just a 30 percent chance of rain Friday and tonight […]

St. Francis Xavier Parish “Family Fun Day and Auction is Aug. 6

The 2014 St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church “Family Fun Day and Auction” will take place Aug. 2 at the church grounds, 1704 240th Ave. (Highway X) in Brighton. This annual event includes food, refreshments and more. Viewing for the live auction starts at noon. Mass will be at 4 p.m. The Live Auction is at 6 p.m. […]

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.

Daily firecracker: Hay bale toss contest is Friday evening at fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The hay bale throwing contest at the Kenosha County Fair will take place at 6:30 p.m., Friday of the fair. Pre-registration starts at 6 p.m. There is a $1 entry fee The premise is simple. Take a bale of hay and see how far […]

Units responding for investigation in Wilmot

At about 5:55 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding for an investigation in the 11100 block of 308th Avenue in Wilmot. Per dispatch: A caller has reported smoke coming from some woods. UPDATE 5:58 p.m. — Deputy on scene says smoke may have been the result of a lightning strike from earlier.

Deaths July 28, 2016: Edward J. Kulpa, Wesley C. Redlin

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 burning in Camp Lake

At about 4:52 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of burning in the 9900 block of 272nd Avenue in Camp Lake.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The warning is in effect until 3:45 p.m. The NWS is advising people at the Racine County Fair to seek shelter. Quarter sized hail and torrential rain occuring with this storm. UPDATE 3:52 p.m. — NWS […]

Silver Lake Beats community festival is Aug. 13

The Silver Lake Beats community festival will take place Aug. 13. Activities will take place from 2 p.m. to midnight at Schmalfeldt Park in Silver Lake. Here is a rundown of the entertainment: 2 p.m. — DJ 733rd . 5 p.m. — Karaoke by DJ Magic. 8 p.m. — Burro Creek. Dusk – Fireworks over Silver Lake. From 2 p.m. to close, Kaye Brothers Carnival will have bounce houses, […]

Swimming closure lifted for Paddock-Hooker Lake Association beach

The above map shows the location of the Paddock-Hooker Lake Association beach. A swimming closure for the Paddock-Hooker Lake Association beach on Paddock Lake has been lifted after a retest showed lower levels of E.coli. A sample taken by Kenosha County Wednesday tested at 84 E.coli/100 mL. The State Department of Health recommends posting warnings at […]

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