Posts from ‘March, 2017’

Units responding for crash in Paris

At about 8:18 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 100 block of the southbound lanes of I-94. Per dispatch: Involved vehicle partially blocking off ramp. May have suffered a suspension failure.

Sponsored post: Bristol School seeking lawn mowing bids

Note: The following is a paid announcement from Bristol School. — DH

Deaths March 31, 2017: Betty Jane Hartman

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:

Spring Election 2017: Silver Lake-Salem Joint Dist. 1 School Board (Riverview School) candidate questionnaire answers

Voters in the Silver Lake-Salem Joint District 1 (Riverview School) will have the opportunity to vote in a contested school board  election on Tuesday, April 4. Two seats will be filled by the election in April. A primary in February narrowed the field to four candidates. The candidates with the two highest totals will fill […]

Units responding for fire in Brighton

At about 4:04 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a possible barn fire in the 500 block of 264th Avenue in Brighton. Per dispatch: Salem’s response is a request for mutual aid to the Kansasville Fire Department, which is already responding. UPDATE 4:08 p.m. — Dispatch […]

A word from our sponsors: Bulldog Football and Cheerleading accepting applications for 2017

Note: WKCYF Bulldogs is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Bulldog Football and Cheerleading is now accepting applications for the 2017 campaign. There are multiple ways to sign up and get involved with the greatest game on earth. The WKCYF Bulldogs, a 501C3 non-profit, all volunteer organization which was established in […]

Flood warning issued for Fox River

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Fox River in Western Kenosha County. The river at the New Munster gauge was at 10.32 feet as of 6 a.m., Friday. The river forecast calls for the river to be over flood stage of 11 feet by early this afternoon. The river is expected […]

Deal of the Day: Luisa’s $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 […]

Deaths March 30, 2017: Rick Thomas

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: Wheatland Center School’s 2017 Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction is April 8

Note: This event is being advertised with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH Wheatland Center School’s  30th Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction will take place Saturday, April 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will include: Spaghetti Dinner (served from 4 to 7 p.m.), silent auction, raffles, STEAM Fair and Candy Bar Bingo. Dinner Tickets at the door are: Adult […]

Spring Election 2017: Randall town chairman candidate questionnaire answers

Voters in Randall will be able to vote in a contested election for town chairman on April 4. This is the third consecutive election in which incumbent Bob Stoll has been challenged by Phillip Johnson. Each candidate was sent the same request for biographical information and a set of questions. Following are their answers:

Flood watch issued for Fox River

A flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Fox River as measured at the New Munster gauge. The watch is set to be in effect from Friday evening to Tuesday. The current forecast for the river calls for flood stage of 11 feet to be reached at about 7 p.m., […]

Salem Lakes to host Egg Hunt on April 1 and Eggstravaganza April 8

Salem Lakes will be hosting two Easter related events incorporating elements of traditional events presented in the past by the town of Salem and village of Silver Lake. Salem Lakes first annual Easter egg hunt will be held April 1 at 11 a.m. at Schmalfeldt Park in Silver Lake. The egg hunt is for ages […]

Spring Election 2017: Circuit court judge candidate questionnaire answers

Voters throughout Kenosha County will be able to vote in a contested election for circuit court judge on April 4. Each candidate was sent the same request for biographical information and a set of questions. Following are their answers:

A word from our sponsors: St. Alphonsus Parish fish boil March 31

St. Alphonsus Parish is hosting its third and final fish boil of the Lenten season on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Parish Center, 6211 344th Avenue, New Munster. The fish boil features all-you- can-eat boiled fish, potatoes, onions, carrots, coleslaw, bread, dessert, milk and coffee. Grilled cheese sandwiches are also […]

Wheatland school district to survey residents about financial and facility needs

If you live in the Wheatland J1 School District (Wheatland Center School), expect to be hearing from the school soon. The district is reaching out to residents through a community-wide survey to develop financial and facility long range plans. “Wheatland Center School is a critical part of our community,” said Marty McGinley, district administrator, in a […]

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 […]

Ochoa-Petersen resigns from Wheatland J1 School District board; replacement sought

The Wheatland J1 School District (Wheatland Center School) is seeking a resident to fill a vacancy on the school board after the resignation of a board member. Mary Ochoa-Petersen announced her resignation as a member of the board of education and it was accepted at the March 23 board meeting. She had been a member of the […]

Spring Election 2017: Salem Lakes trustee candidate questionnaire answers

Voters in the village of Salem Lakes will be able to vote in a contested election for village trustee on April 4. A primary election in February narrowed the field of eight candidates to six, who will appear on the ballot for the April 4 general election. Three seats will be filled. Voters will be able […]

Riverview School students do research at UW-Whitewater library

Riverview School 8th grade students recently made their second visit to the University of Wisconsin Whitewater library in order to conduct research on the topics they picked for their National History Day project. This was a learning experience for the students as they worked alongside college students doing the same kind of research they were […]

A word from our sponsors: The Plumbing Works LLC now offering rental of water treatment equipment

Note: The Plumbing Works LLC is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH The Plumbing Works LLC is now offering rental of our top of the line water treatment equipment! We have found that some of our customers prefer to rent water treatment equipment rather than own it. When you rent from […]

Rain headed our way through Thursday

The chance of rain is 100 percent Wednesday night and Thursday, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. There might even be a thunderstorm during that time. Thursday night the chance of rain slackens a bit to 70 percent and a bit further Friday to 40 percent. High temperatures will be in the 40s Thursday […]

Spring Election 2017: Salem Lakes village president candidate questionnaire answers

Voters in village of Salem Lakes will have the opportunity to vote in a contested village president election on Tuesday, April 4. There are two candidates for one seat. Voters will be able to vote for one individual. The candidates with the highest vote total will win the seat. Each candidate was sent the same request […]

Deputy responding for crash in Bristol

At about 1:54 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding for a report of a crash in the 18000 block of Highway C in Bristol. Per dispatch: Caller reports a vehicle left the road and may have rolled over. Vehilce now upright. UPDATE 1:57 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports vehicle is partly in the road […]

Central HS ‘Falcon Nest’ store earns DECA Gold Level Certification

The School-Based Enterprise at Westosha Central High School was among 360 school-based enterprises in the United States achieving Gold Level Certification (or Gold Level Re-certification) this year and will be recognized at DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California. The students who worked on the certification were Mikayla Chon, Nick Uzzardo and Julia Ziemelis, with the assistance […]

A word from our sponsors: Wheatland Center School has job openings for special education aide and bus driver

Note: Wheatland Center School is advertising these positions with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH Wheatland Center School has the following job openings: Special Education Aide Position — Starting rate $11.97 per hour. Approx. 30 hours per week. Those interested should submit a letter of application and complete the district job application available on the school’s website: www.wheatland.k12.wi.us Send […]

Dense fog advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Western Kenosha County. The advisory is in effect until 9 a.m., Wednesday. Visibility during this advisory may be a quarter mile or less.

UPDATE: Train crash causing extended crossing closures; no injuries or spills

A crash involving a semi-tractor trailer and a train Tuesday afternoon in Trevor will be blocking crossings in the area for an extended period, a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department media release says. The release also confirms that no one was injured in the incident and there were no hazardous spills from the train. Town of Salem […]

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 […]

Units responding for train crash in Camp Lake

At about 1:55 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the 26500 block of 104th Street in Camp Lake for a crash. Per dispatch: Caller reports a semi tractor trailer and a train involved. UPDATE 1:58 p.m. — Dispatch reports that person at the scene says it appears just the […]

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