Posts from ‘May, 2017’

Units responding for crash in Randall

At about 10:18 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the 31600 block of Highway F in Randall. Per dispatch: A car is on its side and is on fire. UPDATE 10:22 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports power wires are down.

Deaths May 31, 2017: Kathleen Rose Scott

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:

UPDATE: Trevor man injured in State Line crash

A Trevor man was injured in a crash on the Highway WG along the Wisconsin-Illinois state line Tuesday afternoon. A 55-year-old man from Trevor was the driver of a car that left the roadway and struck a tree in the 17300 block of Highway WG in Bristol, a news release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s […]

Julie Katzer presented with Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2017 Excellence Scholarship

Julie Katzer, student at Central High School, was presented a $10,000 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2017 Excellence Scholarship  at a recognition luncheon hosted by Herb Kohl, Wisconsin philanthropist, former US senator and businessman. In March, scholarship recipients had been informed that each would receive a $5,000 scholarship, but in a surprise announcement at the recognition […]

A word from our sponsors: Western Kenosha County Tennis Association offering 2017 summer programs

Note: Western Kenosha County Tennis Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The Western Kenosha County Tennis Association is hosting a variety of tennis programs this summer. Programs are available for all levels of experience for children 5 to 14. There also is an an adult program planned. All sessions take place at the Central High […]

Lawn Chair Learning series to focus on garden and landscape topics

A series on garden and landscape topics held at various Master Gardener Volunteer project sites throughout Racine and Kenosha Counties is taking place through June. The Lawn Chair Learning Series takes place on Tuesday evenings, 6-7 p.m. This series is  free and open to the public. It will take place outdoors.  Bring your own lawn chair. If inclement weather, […]

Deaths May 30, 2017: James David Lundgren, Susan L. Sainsbury, Susan A. Appleby

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 Wilmot

At about 6:08 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of burning in the 30900 block of 114th Street in Wilmot.

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 3:18 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a crash near the intersection of Highways 45 and WG in Bristol. Per dispatch: Caller reports a car has struck a tree. Scene is on the north side of the road adjacent to the westbound lane of […]

Units responding for fire in Bristol

At about 1:57 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire at Highways 45 and WG in Bristol. Per dispatch: Caller reports a vehicle on fire. UPDATE 2:01 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports vehicle is fully engulfed. All occupants out of vehicle. UPDATE 2:13 p.m. […]

Deal of the Day: Cabana Tan $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 […]

2017 Miss Wheatland competition accepting applications

In conjunction with the 48th annual Town of Wheatland Firemen’s Festival, the Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Auxiliary will again be crowning Miss Wheatland. The title of Miss Wheatland will be awarded after consideration by a panel of judges. The judges will be evaluating contestants based on community and school involvement, character, and willingness to represent Wheatland […]

A word from our sponsors: Arbor Hills Nursery LLC offers high quality trees at affordable prices

Note: Arbor Hills Nursery LLC is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Arbor Hills Nursery LLC is a high quality and affordable place to buy your next trees. Mark and Janet Lesko, Arbor Hills Nursery LLC owners,  provide  personalized service from experienced staff (BS degree Biology: Horticulture, Botany). Questions are answered whether or not a purchase results. […]

2017 Twin Lakes Memorial Day ceremony and parade coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

American Legion Post 544 hosted a Memorial Day parade and ceremony on Monday in Twin Lakes. The parade, which stepped off at 11 a.m., featured veterans, school bands, Scouting groups, police and sheriff’s department vehicles, entries from other organizations and concluded with a lineup of fire department equipment. After the parade, a ceremony honoring members of […]

Units responding for burning in Lake Shangri-la

At about 8:43 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of burning in the 22300 block of 118th Street in Lake Shangri-la. Per dispatch: A large fire near a wooden fence has been reported.

2017 Silver Lake Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Schultz-Hahn American Legion Post #293 in Silver Lake marked Memorial Day with a parade and a ceremony at the post on Monday morning. The weather cooperated completely, with what might be described as perfect parade weather. The parade featured veterans, Scouting groups, school bands, sheriff’s department vehicles, entries from local businesses and organizations and lots […]

Units responding for fire in Bristol

At about 5:25 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to the 7700 block of 128th Avenue in Wheatland for a report of a possible fire. Per dispatch: Large amount of white smoke reported coming from a wooded area.

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 2:10 a Bristol Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 20000 block of 93rd Street in Bristol.

Deaths May 28. 2017: Audrey M. Keulman

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: May 28, 2017 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

Note: Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty, are westofthei.com sponsors. This is a paid announcement — DH Here are open houses being hosted today by Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty (click the links below for more information): 7940 Fredricksburg Ct 201, Bristol 23300 111th St, Trevor 24941 87th St #6, Salem 7942 […]

Lakeland Little League community aims to strike out cancer

Lakeland Little League participants and supporters rallied around two parents who find themselves battling cancer again. The result was the Strike Out Cancer drive that culminated with a presentation to Kim Patterson and Jim Dietz, who both have sons on the league’s 10u travel baseball team. Patterson and Dietz were presented at the start of […]

Units responding for alarm in Bristol

At about 6:06 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to an alarm at a business in the 12700 block of 60th Street in Bristol. Per dispatch: This is a supervisory alarm. UPDATE 6:13 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on scene reports no signs of fire from the exterior.

A word from our sponsors: Western Kenosha County Tennis Association offering 2017 summer programs

Note: Western Kenosha County Tennis Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The Western Kenosha County Tennis Association is hosting a variety of tennis programs this summer. Programs are available for all levels of experience for children 5 to 14. There also is an an adult program planned. All sessions take place at the Central High […]

UPDATE: Power feed from ATC restored

A power feed to a local substation from American Tranmission Co. has been restored, which should help bring more residents without power in Western Kenosha County back online, said Brian Manthey, a We Energies spokesman. As of about 11 a.m., only obout 2,000 residents remained without power in Kenosha County, Manthey said. At its peak, […]

UPDATE: Power back for some

At about 8:45 a.m., we started getting reports that power is back on for some poeple in Western Kenosha County. Early reports were that Bristol residents had power. In Paddock Lake, westofthei.com headquarters had power again at about 8:45 a.m. Lilly Lake power back at about 9:49 a.m. UPDATE about 10:15 a.m. — We Energies […]

UPDATE: Power outage due to transmission feed failure

The wide spread power outage that Western Kenosha County is experiencing Saturday morning is due to a lost feed from American Transmission Co., a We Energies spokesperson said. The outage is effcting over 11,000 We Energies customers and over 5,000 Alliant Energy customers in Kenosha County. We Energies lost power to a local substation due […]

Wide spread power outage effecting thousands here

A wide spread power outage is effcting a large portion of Western Kenosha County on Saturday morning. The outage started aroubd 8 a.m. Outages have been reported to westofthei.com from Paddock Lake south to Trevor and as far west as Lilly Lake. We Energies says over 6,000 of its customers are out of power at […]

Highway 45 update May 26, 2017: Hwy WG intersection reopens, sawing for base patches, utility relocations

Note: With the help of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, we will be telling our readers what work took place on the Highway 45 project in the week just past and what is expected to take place in the coming week. Check back every Friday for the latest. What happened this week (week of May […]

Deaths May 26, 2017: Phyllis Marie Scheck, Steven R. Kubas

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: Wisconsin Emissions Testing available at Wilmot Auto Service

Note: Wilmot Auto Service is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Wisconsin Emissions Tests can now be done at Wilmot Auto Service. The test is free to you. Call 862-6300 for an appointment. Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 to 11 a.m. Wilmot Auto Service, Inc is an independent […]

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