Posts from ‘May, 2017’

Salem Lakes still working on water patrol

Salem Lakes is still putting together a way to have water patrol on village lakes this summer, perhaps even before the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The Village Board received on update on that effort at a special meeting Tuesday evening at Salem Town Hall. Village administrator Patrick Casey said village staff is still working to […]

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 […]

Twin Lakes passes ordinance requiring dogs on leashes in public

If you have your dog off your own property in Twin Lakes, it should be on a leash, after the latest adjustment to village ordinances regarding animals at large. The Village Board passed the ordinance change at last week’s regular board meeting. The ordinance formerly had a provision to allow a dog to be off […]

Brighton School Honor Roll third quarter 2016-17

The following students were named to the Brighton School honor roll for the third quarter of the 2016-17 school year: Eighth Grade Principal’s honor roll — Abigail Conrad,  Hannah E. Coots, Noah Dufek,  Emmarie N. Eppers, Megan M. Fliess, Megan M. Lejcar,  Alyssa M. Meyer, Antonina L. Miller,  Sydney R. Nys, Jacob R. Seward, Chloe Uhlenhake, Alexandra Wolf. Honor roll — Max Calzada, Daniel P. […]

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. This is a paid announcement. — 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 […]

Central HS hosting World’s Fair May 23

Central High School will be hosting a World’s Fair at the school Tuesday, May 23 from 1:50 to 2:42 p.m. (during 7th hour) in the cafeteria. This event is conducted by students representing their research on a chosen country. The community is invited to see their work as well. Visitors should check in at the […]

Central HS jazz concert is May 24

Central High School’s Jazz Central Spring Concert will be held on Wednesday, May 24 at 7  at Westosha Central High School. The evening’s performance will celebrate the 100th birthdays of some of the greatest jazz pioneers: Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Buddy Rich, and Thelonius Monk. Admission is free and open to the public.

Off and on again Salem Lakes meeting on Tuesday to discuss and maybe decide Public Safety Dept. and water patrol fates

Clearly the Salem Lakes Village Board is ready to again take up the issue of the Public Safety Department and water patrol. The question — over the last few days anyway — has been when. On Sunday, the village issued notice of a special Village Board meeting to be held Monday at 7 p.m. That […]

State to start reconstruction on Highway 45 in Racine County after Memorial Day

If construction on Highway 45 in Bristol wasn’t enough to get you down, here’s an announcement from WisDOT about more work to be done on Highway 45 in Racine County from the north side of Union Grove up to Highway 30 starting after Memorial Day: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will begin a reconstruction […]

Deaths May 22, 2017: Peter Thomas Marsalek, Mary K. Clark, Bernice M. Richter

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:

Identity of man who died in crash with school bus released

The identity of a man who died after a van he was driving rear-ended a school bus in Trevor on Friday has been released. The driver of the van was Peter Thomas Marsalek, 21, of Antioch, said a statement from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department released Monday. The bus had just picked up a student in […]

La Salette Pancake Breakfast May 28

Memorial Day Weekend Pancake Breakfast at La Salette will take place Sunday, May 28, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice, coffee and dessert will be served. The breakfast is $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-12. La Salette is located at 10330 336th Ave. (Highway KD), Twin Lakes.  For more information call […]

Deal of the Day: Village Pub Fish Fry $20 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 […]

Rainy days ahead

Showers and thunderstorms should start Monday night and pretty much continue through Tuesday and Wednesday. The latest, local National Weather Service forecast shows a 60 percent chance of showers/storms tonight (most likely between 6 and 10 p.m.), a 70 percent chance of showers/storms Tuesday (most likely between 1 and 6 p.m.) and a 50 percent […]

Deaths May 21, 2017: Donna R. Wolf

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:

Vida Terry recognized for long service to Brighton

Vida Terry of Brighton was recognized for her long service to the town as an election official and in other capacities and roles as well. A reception in Terry’s honor was held at Brighton Town Hall Sunday. Terry started as an election official for the town in 1964. She also served as town treasurer for 10 years. […]

Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association and Twin Lakes considering pavilion in Lance Park

The Twin Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and the Twin Lakes village government are exploring the building of a pavilion in Lance Park. The chamber proposed the idea at a Village Board meeting in March. The pavilion could replace the chamber’s need to rent and erect tents at the park each summer for Libertyfest. The […]

A word from our sponsors: May 21, 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): 33100 120th St, Twin Lakes 33031 121st Pl, Twin Lakes 35110 69th St, Burlington 24941 […]

Units responding for transformer in Wheatland

At about 9:43 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding for a report of a blown transformer near the 36000 block of 31st Street in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Caller saw a flash in direction of a transformer. No smoke or flames seen.

Deaths May 20, 2017: James Franklin DeBruhl

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:

Law enforcement agencies prepare for 2017 Click It or Ticket mobilization

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and Wisconsin State Patrol are among the law enforcement agencies across the state and the country gearing up for the Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization from May 22 through June 4. Representatives of the Sheriff’s Department, State Patrol and the Racine County Sheriff’s Department held a kick off […]

Highway 45 update May 19, 2017: Signals stake out, sawing and more 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 […]

Central HS bands to compete in Cedar Point Music in the Parks festival

The Central High School Band and Jazz Central are participating in the Music in the Parks festival from May 19-21. The bands will travel to Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio. Performances will be held at a local school district where the CHS Bands will perform Friday night and compete against other band programs […]

Deaths May 19, 2017: Leo A. Kirchner, Maria Elisa Zamba

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: Driver who died in crash with bus from Antioch

The driver of a van that died after that vehicle rear-ended a school bus on Highway C in Trevor Friday morning was identified as a 21-year-old man from Antioch, Sheriff David Beth said at a press conference in Kenosha Friday afternoon. The name of the man was being withheld pending notification of family, Beth said. […]

A word from our sponsors: Washburn Lodge to host Armed Forces Day Dinner May 20

Note: Washburn Lodge is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH The Brethren of Washburn Lodge F.& A.M. 145 invites you to attend our Armed Forces Day Dinner to honor Americans in uniform who serve their country in times of war and peace. Those who are honored on this day include people who serve the […]

UPDATE: Van driver dies in Friday morning crash

The driver of a van that struck the rear of a school bus this morning in Trevor died as a result of their injuries, a statement from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department said. Here is a statement released by the Sheriff’s Department at about 8:45 a.m.: At this time Deputies and the Salem Fire Department […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 7:08 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highways C and Highway 83 in Salem. Per dispatch: Crash involves a car and a school bus with about 20 children on board. UPDATE about 7:13 a.m. — Crash scene is on Highway C west of Highway […]

Cooler, wetter weekend

It’s going to be much cooler and wet this weekend, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. After days this week of upper 70s-plus highs, Friday’s high temperature is expected to reach just 50. Saturday’s high is forecast for 66 and Sunday’s high 63. Rain is also likely during that period. Friday there will […]

A word from our sponsors: Home Again to host Cinderella and Prince Charming Royal Tea Party May 20

Note: Home Again Restaurant is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement — DH Cinderella and Prince Charming will be hosting a royal Tea Party at Home Again Restaurant. Make your reservations for anytime between noon and 3 p.m., when the royal couple will take their leave. Included in the price is tea (or […]

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