Posts from ‘September, 2016’

Deaths Sept. 30, 2016: Tina M. Mastalerz, Gene C. “Spike” Hodler Jr.

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 Wilmot UHS Homecoming parade coverage (PHOTOS)

The rain that had fallen off and on for a good part of the day held off for the Wilmot Union High School Homecoming Parade Friday evening. The parade stepped off form the fairgrounds and made its way through downtown Wilmot. Here are some more photos of the event by freelance photographer Monty Fincher:

Units responding for alarm in Salem

At about 9:55 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding for an alarm at Town of Salem Fire/Rescue Station 2 on Antioch Road in Salem. Per dispatch: Alarm was called in by alarm company as a general fire alarm. UPDATE 9:57 p.m. — Fire unit on scene reports to dispatch that this appears to […]

Deal of the Day: Breezy Hill Nursery $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 […]

Time for car versus deer crashes is here; WisDOT offers advice

The time of year for crashes involving motorists striking deer is upon Western Kenosha County. How often does someone run into a deer in their car in Kenosha County? Pretty often. The number of deer crashes over the last three years have been 140, 152 and 153. Here is some information and tips offered by […]

Union Grove United Methodist Church turkey dinner is Oct. 15

Union Grove United Methodist Church will host its 62nd  Turkey Dinner on Oct. 15 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.. Adults and all carry outs are $12. Children  5 -10  $5.  Under age 5  free. Tickets can be purchased from church members and they will be available at the door. The traditional dinner includes roast turkey, whipped potatoes, gravy, stuffing, creamed […]

A word from our sponsors: Central High School Job Posting — Outside Ground Maintenance, Temporary Part Time Position

Note: Central High School is advertising this position with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH Central High School is seeking applicants for an Outside Ground Maintenance, Temporary Part Time Position. Job is responsible for the landscaping and grounds of Westosha Central. Job duties include performing grounds keeping, mowing, shrub trimming, weed whacking, raking, and […]

Deaths Sept. 29, 2016: James Robert Williams

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:

Christ Lutheran Church bingo is Oct. 13

Christ Lutheran Church will host it Monthly Community Bingo on Thursday, Oct. 13 (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).

The Sharing Center offers guidance on food donations

The Sharing Center, Western Kenosha County’s Resource Center and Food Pantry located in Trevor, offers the following information to community groups contemplating food drives at this time of year: Community groups and social organizations often host food drives to fill local food pantry shelves this time of year. By keeping a few simple tips in mind, you can […]

Garage sales page updated

West of the I’s garage sales page has been updated. Several new entries just posted today. 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 […]

Emily Swanson graduates from Edgewood College

Emily Swanson of Woodworth graduated from Edgewood College this spring. Swanson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and in English. Emily is the daughter of Treva and David Swanson. Edgewood College is a liberal arts Catholic college in the Dominican tradition. It serves approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students at its Monroe Street and Deming Way campuses, […]

A word from our sponsors: Village of Paddock Lake seeks part time Administrative/Clerk support staff

Note: The Village of Paddock Lake is advertising this position with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH The Village of Paddock Lake is accepting applications for part time Administrative/Clerk support staff, approximately 10-15 hours per week with flexible scheduling. This position serves at the direction of the Village Administrator and Clerk/Treasurer. Experience in an office […]

Local historical groups to host Fall History Fair Oct. 2

The Western Kenosha County Historical Society and the Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society will host a Fall History Fair on Sunday, Oct. 2 from noon to 4 p.m. This no admission fee family event will take place at the Western Kenosha County Historical Society’s grounds at 25905 114th St., Trevor (Miller Park). There will be historical […]

Units responding to crash in Wilmot

At about 4:40 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 30400 block of Highway C in Wilmot. Per dispatch: Unit on scene reports two vehicles involved. UPDATE 4:51 p.m. — Deputy confirms third vehicle involved. UPDATE 4:55 p.m. […]

Bethany Hathcock named to Bob Jones University’s University Singers

Bethany Hathcock of Silver Lake has been named to Bob Jones University’s University Singers, BJU’s largest choral organization. Hathcock is a freshman majoring in Cross-Cultural Service. All students at BJU are welcome to audition and are placed in a choral group according to their classification and abilities. Singers are re-auditioned periodically to determine proper placement. […]

A word from our sponsors: Randall Fire Department 1985 grass fire truck for sale by bid

Note: Town of Randall is advertising the sale of this item with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH The Town of Randall is accepting sealed bids for the sale of a fire department 1985 Ford F-150 4×4 Fire Apparatus grass fire truck . Steel water tank and pump skid mounted in a six […]

Christ Lutheran Church Craft Fair Oct. 15

Christ Lutheran Church’s Seventh Annual Craft Fair will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A variety of items will be available, including wooden bowls and coffee grinders, crocheted afghans and scarves, eggshell art, greeting cards, soaps, glass works, candles, and clothing. Baked goods will also be available for purchase, […]

Units responding for smoke in Silver Lake

At about 8:55 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue, Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to a report of smoke in a house on Wisconsin Avenue in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: A caller reports smoke coming from a washing machine in a residence. UPDATE 9 a.m. — Fire unit […]

Garage sales page updated

West of the I’s garage sales page has been updated. Several new entries just posted today. 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 word from our sponsors: Central High School Job Posting — Outside Ground Maintenance, Temporary Part Time Position

Note: Central High School is advertising this position with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH Central High School is seeking applicants for an Outside Ground Maintenance, Temporary Part Time Position. Job is responsible for the landscaping and grounds of Westosha Central. Job duties include performing grounds keeping, mowing, shrub trimming, weed whacking, raking, and […]

Bristol increases sewer rates for Utility District 1

The Bristol Village Board on Monday approved an increase in sewer rates for customers in Utility District 1. Users of the system will see an increase of 9 percent for the next three years. The current residential rate is $120. After the three increases the rate will be $153. This is the first increase in the rate in […]

Bong State Recreation Area announces October programs

Richard Bong State Recreation Area announces the following October programs.: Saturday, Oct. 1 — Watercolor Workshop — Join artist Paula Touhey to learn and practice the basics of watercolor painting using the flowers of fall for inspiration.  Best for ages 10 and up.  Meet at the Visitor Center.  Please call to pre-register (262) 878-5601.   9am-12pm.  Saturday, Oct. 8 — Survival […]

Bristol School PTA seeking crafters and vendors for fair

The Bristol School PTA is hosting its 5th Annual Craft & Vendor Fair on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Applications from crafters and vendors are currently being accepted. More information and the application can be found at https://ptoffice.mjssoftware.com/mywebsite/Bristol_School_PTA_WI/Home

Units responding for smoke in house in Camp Lake

At about 9:44 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of smoke in a house in the 27500 block of 95th Street in Camp Lake. Per dispatch: Caller turned on furnace for first time this season; then there was smoke in house.

A word from our sponsors: Village of Paddock Lake seeks part time Administrative/Clerk support staff

Note: The Village of Paddock Lake is advertising this position with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH The Village of Paddock Lake is accepting applications for part time Administrative/Clerk support staff, approximately 10-15 hours per week with flexible scheduling. This position serves at the direction of the Village Administrator and Clerk/Treasurer. Experience in an office […]

Deaths Sept. 26, 2016: Evelyn Helen Schultz, James Martin Tatge, Patrick S. Morton

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:

Wilmot UHS students awarded donation from Kenosha County Tavern League to attend leadership conference

Eight students from the Wilmot Union High School Student Government will join thousands of other student leaders at a Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) Conference in Denver, Colorado on Nov. 10-13. On Thursday, Sept.15, President of the Kenosha County Tavern League Jennifer Collison presented advisors Tracy Carlisle and Dawn Barranco with a check for $700 to help alleviate the […]

Cooler weather this week

It’s as if Mother Nature suddenly became aware of the calendar and thought, “wow it’s fall, time to cool things off.” High temerpatures in the National Weather Service forecast for this week are not expected to get out of the 60s all week. Forecast highs for this week are: Monday, 66; Tuesday, 61; Wednesday, 60; […]

Units responding for investigation

At about 4:09 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to the 8600 block of 225th Avenue in Salem for an investigation. Per dispatch: Homeowner reports their home may have been struck by lightning. UPDATE about 4:18 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on scene reports no signs of fire visible from exterior.

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