Posts from ‘August, 2016’

Deaths Aug. 31, 2016: Nicole Rose “Nikki” Lootans

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: 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 […]

Local teen dies in motocross crash

A Wheatland teenager died in a motocross crash Sunday in Illinois. Nicole Lootans, 14, died in the crash in Winnebago County. Here’s a report on the incident from WREX.com Here’s a link to a GoFundMe page to help defray funeral expenses. Note: We expect to have an obituary available later today. — DH

Christ Lutheran Church bingo is Sept. 8

Christ Lutheran Church will host it Monthly Community Bingo on Thursday, Sept. 8 (held second Thursday every month), at the church at 24929 75th St.,(Highway 50), Paddock Lake. Doors open at 5 p.m.; game starts at 6 p.m. Packages available for $10 and $20. Everyone is welcome. On-site concessions available (please, no outside food or beverages).

Deal of the Day: Hill Country Market $25 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 […]

Status of Paris recall election still undecided

The fate of a recall election for the Paris Town Board is still working its way through a state commission. A total of three complaints filed by Joe Kolnik against Paris town Clerk Beverly McCumber were received Aug. 10 and Aug. 12 – one against each decision to find insufficiency of the petition for recall for the […]

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 inf

Deaths Aug. 30, 2016: Betty J. Dix

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:

Lakewood School PTO golf outing is Sept. 18; entry deadline is Sept. 4

Lakewood School PTO presents its 2nd annual golf outing on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Twin Lakes Country Club. Registration is at noon with shotgun start at 1 p.m. Fees are per player $55 / Foursome $220. Includes­ 9 holes of golf, cart, green fees, lunch, goodie bag, hors d’oeuvres and award ceremony/raffle/live auction. $20 for Hors d’oeuvres/award ceremony ticket […]

Storm approaching?

Skies look stormy northwest of Paddock Lake at about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday. If you have anything outside that you don’t want to get wet you might bring it in or get it covered. National Weather Service radar as of 2:54 p.m. does show a storm bearing down on our area from the northwest. No rain in […]

Sharing Center annual school supply give-away underway

With support from local donors, Sharing Center, Inc. in Western Kenosha County kicks off the back-to-school season with its annual school supply give-away Each year we strive to give each child a backpack, Payless Shoe card, and the supplies they need for academic success. Supplies are available for pick up now, for those members of our […]

Public hearing Wed for Paddock Lake USDA water system loan

A public hearing on Paddock Lake’s intention to seek a USDA loan to help fund water system improvements will be held Wednesday. The hearing is scheduled to take place Aug. 31 starting at 6 p.m. at Paddock Lake Village Hall, 6969 236th Ave., Paddock Lake. Information on the scope of the project will be presented, said village administrator […]

Deaths Aug. 29, 2016: John H. Clark

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:

Temperatures to cool this week

Temperatures are expected to cool off this week, says the latest local National Weather Service Forecast. After a couple of days with high temperatures in the low 80s, highs should be in the low to mid 70s: 75 on Wednesday, 73 on Thursday, 74 on Friday. There’s also a 0-30 percent chance of a thunderstorm […]

2016 Old Settlers Oktoberfest set for Sept. 10

The 6th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest at Old Settlers Park, 24100 75th St., will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 from Noon to 8 p.m. This year’s Oktoberfest will feature a fun run, authentic German food and beverages, dancing, Edelweiss kids dance, classic car show, kid games, the Dachshund Dash, raffle prizes and a firework finale. Admission into […]

2016 Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Assoc. Business in the Park coverage (PHOTOS)

The threat of rain put a slight damper on things, but the Twin Lakes Business in the Park and car show rolled along.  Visitors could spend midday Saturday visiting the vendors, eating food and looking at cars. The event is organized by the Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association. This year there were some […]

Garrett Bogucki, Katie Kleich earn spring 2016 honors at Edgewood College

The following area students have earned Semester Honors for the Spring 2016 semester at Edgewood College: Garrett Bogucki of Twin Lakes. Katie Kleich of Twin Lakes. Fulltime students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average for the semester are eligible for this honor. Located in Madison, Edgewood College is a liberal arts Catholic college in […]

A word from our sponsors: Aug. 28, 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. 14121 60th St, Bristol. 25901 52nd St, Salem.

Deaths Aug. 27, 2016: Richard H. “Dick” Pofahl, Thomas “Tom” A. Dibble

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:

Labor of Love Day Music Festival is Sept. 4

The 7th Annual Labor of Love Day Music Festival in memory of Jamie Leigh Wilson will take place Sunday, Sept. 4 from noon to 7 p.m.,  at New Munster Park, 34315 Geneva Road, New Munster. Admission is free. This year’s festival will include live music, food and drinks, magic shows, face painting and more.  All ages […]

A word from our sponsors: Aug. 27, 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): 10816 269th Ave, Trevor. 19530 101st St, Bristol.

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 […]

Caution lifted for Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach after retest

A swimming caution placed on the Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach has been lifted Friday after a retest showed acceptable E.coli levels. The retest showed  73 E.coli/100 ml. The caution was placed on swimming at the beach after an elevated test result from a sample taken Tuesday. The State Department of Health recommends posting warnings at beaches […]

Units responding to crash along Brighton-Salem border

At about 1:26 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highways B and K along the Brighton-Salem border. UPDATE 1:32 p.m. — Fire unit arriving at scene reports minor damage to involved vehicles.

School buses here to begin using new 8-light warning system

School buses in Wisconsin will begin looking a little different when they are preparing to make a stop starting this school year. Heidi Mingesz, Wilmot Terminal manager, for Dousman Transport Co., Inc. which carries students for many Western Kenosha County school districts, shared the following info about the new 8-light warning light system: Dousman Transport Wisconsin school […]

Wilmot Masonic Lodge Pork Chop Dinner is Aug. 27

The Wilmot Masonic Lodge Pork Chop Dinner is this Saturday, Aug. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. $10 for single chop and $12 for double chops. Includes baked potato, green beans, dinner role and dessert. The lodge is at Highways W and C in Wilmot, across the street from Wilmot Auto Service.

Silver Lake Sportsmen annual picnic/open house is Aug. 27

Silver Lake Sportsmen annual picnic/open house will take place Saturday Aug. 27 from from noon until 6 p.m. at the club grounds located on Highway F (Silver Lake Road) across from the Silver Lake County Park entrance. The event features live entertainment, free pig roast with the purchase of raffle tickets, games and prizes for the kids, $2 beers, tours of the grounds and […]

Units responding for alarm in Voltz Lake

At about 8:26 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding for a supervisory alarm at a home in the 22800 block of 118th Street in Voltz Lake. UPDATE 8:27 p.m. — Dispatch says alarm company reports person on the scene reports this is a false alarm. Response continuing to confirm.

A word from our sponsors: Breezy Hill Garden Center to host Early Fall Container Workshop

Note: Breezy Hill Garden Center is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Breezy Hill Garden Center, 7530 288th Ave., Salem, is hosting a Early Fall Container Workshop on Saturday, Aug 27 starting at 10 a.m. Sign up today and create a beautiful container for the start of fall! Learn new tips and tricks and enjoy the start of the […]

Deaths Aug. 25, 2016: Judy Capelli

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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