Posts from ‘June, 2017’

Twin Lakes Libertyfest coverage from Friday (PHOTOS)

Twin Lakes annual summer festival Libertyfest opened Friday evening at Lance Park. Opening night activities included bingo, food, shopping, amusements and live music on Country Night. Libertyfest continues Saturday. The event is organized by the Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association. Here are some more photos from Friday:

A word from our sponsors: Friday schedule for Twin Lakes Liberyfest

Note: Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Twin Lakes Libertyfest is under way in Lance Park. Here is the schedule for Friday: 5 p.m. — Park Opens. 5 to 9 p.m. — Inflatables, Sea Hamsters, Euro Bungy Jump & Games. 5 to 10 p.m. — […]

Deaths June 30, 2017: Michele Lynn Millard, Bernice Slutsky, Ione E. Kofoed

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:

Highway 45 update June 30, 2017: Continued common excavation, storm sewer installation, rain delays

  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 June 26) […]

Salem UMC to have sermon series from Genesis in July

During the month of July, Salem United Methodist Church in Salem will be revisiting some familiar (and not-so- familiar) stories from the Book of Genesis in a five-part sermon series beginning July 2. Seeking to connect ancient scripture and modern life, the sermons are: July 2 – “This is going to hurt me worse than it hurts you…except, […]

A word from our sponsors: Hill Country Market hosting Summer on the Hill on July 15

Note: Hill Country Market is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Hill Country Market is hosting Summer on the Hill on Saturday, July 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come join us for a relaxing, summer afternoon. Enjoy live music on our patio from the Astro Blues Band (1 p.m.-4 p.m.), beer and wine booths, […]

Local fire department responding for mutual aid to Burlington

At about 1:25 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department is responding to a request for mutual aid. Per dispatch: Wheatland FD is being requested to respond with an engine to the scene of a commercial structure fire. UPDATE about 1:43 p.m. — Randall Fire Department responding with an engine and and Bristol Fire and Rescue […]

Wheatland J1 School District community survey results available

A report on a community survey conducted by the Wheatland J1 School District (Wheatland Center School) is now available at the school’s website: “We are thankful to everyone that took the time to offer their feedback and complete the survey,” said Marty McGinley, District Administrator. “Our school must reflect the priorities of the community and […]

Twin Lakes man dies during armed robbery in Madison

The Wisconsin State Journal has an extensive story about the circumstances around the death of Christ E. Kneubuehl, 56, of Twin Lakes, who died during an armed robbery at a fast food restaurant in Madison earlier this week. Kneubuehl is believed to have suffered a heart attack during the robbery. The suspects are still at large. […]

A word from our sponsors: Wheatland Center School seeking applicants for special education aide and substitute teachers

Note: The Wheatland J1 School District is advertising these positions with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH The Wheatland J1 School District has the following job openings: Special Education Aide Position — Starting rate $12.50 per hour. Approx. 30 hours per week. Those interested should submit a letter of application and complete the district job application available on […]

Bristol School honor roll fourth quarter 2016-17

The following students were named to the Bristol School second quarter 2016-17 honor roll: *Denotes straight A’s Fourth grade First honors — Isaac Beltran, Ellie Boncher, *Noah Burnett, Gabriel Catuara, Trinity Chevrette, Lily Christensen, Nathan Danner, Zachary Delong, Charles Dietz, *Rachel Erich, *Graham Foerster, Aubrey Fritz, *Makenna Heseman, *Rosse Klunchoo, Evan Leafblad, Liam Lubkeman, Emily Mallace, *Ella Mattson, Owen Mattson, Evelyn Neideffer, Morgan Nelson, Jakob Newell, Dallas Padgett, Reid Pumala, *Austin Rynberg, *Jack Spiegel, *Zhanna St. Germain, Kelsey Stowell, Kaitlin Sturycz, Nicholas Tortorici, Amelia Uchacz, Brandon […]

Units responding for alarm in Bristol

At about 8:34 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to an alarm in the 10300 block of 186th Avenue in Bristol. Per dispatch: This response is for a sounding carbon monoxide alarm. Occupants have evacuated; no symptoms being experienced.

Deaths June 29, 2017: Barbara Ruth Gates

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:

Local students graduate from Carthage College

These local students were among more than 550 who graduated from Carthage College in Kenosha in the past academic year: Samantha Lucas of Bristol, graduated in December 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. Dalton Sjong of Paddock Lake, graduated in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management. James […]

A word from ours sponsors: 2017 Twin Lakes Libertyfest offers family fun in a small town with a Big Bang!

Note: Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Get ready for Twin Lakes annual Libertyfest 2017! This Free Family Fun will be on Friday June 30th, 5:00 pm until Midnight and Saturday July 1st from Noon until Midnight. As always there will be a food […]

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 info.

A word from our sponsors: 2017 Paddock Lake bike parade is July 4; $325 gift certificate prizes for best decorated bikes

Note: The village of Paddock Lake is advertising this event with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH The 2017 annual Paddock Lake bike parade will take place July 4. Residents of all ages are encouraged to participate with a bike decorated for the holiday. Face painting begins at 9 a.m.. Parade line-up will […]

Severe thunderstorm warning

National Weather service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning until 2:30 am for eastern Walworth County and all of Kenosha County. Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. If you must drive…prepare for very poor visibility and ponding of water on roadways. […]

Storm related emergency calls

Tree down in Cross Lake — At about 8:47 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a tree on a power line in the 23600 block of 126th Place in the Cross Lake neighborhood. Entrance to home is blocked. UPDATE 8:57 p.m. — Dispatch reports to units […]

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

At 8:26 p.m., The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Kenosha County. The warning is in effect until 9 p.m. The storm is moving east at about 55 mph, the warning says. Winds could reach 60 mph. A tornado watch also remains in effect until 10 p.m. UPDATE 9:07 p.m. — […]

June 28, 2017: Dorothy Ann “Dottie” Daniels

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:

Tornado watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for an area of Wisconsin that includes Western Kenosha County. The watch is in effect until 10 p.m. A tornado watch means severe weather that could produce a tornado is possible during the next few hours. UPDATE 9:25 p.m. — Tornado watch has been withdrawn.

June 28, 2017 lake test results: All tested beaches open

Weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes showed E.coli levels below beach warning or closure levels. Results reported Tuesday, June 27 by Randall were: Randall – Powers Lake 31 E.coli/100 mL Results reported Wednesday, June 28, 2017, by the Kenosha County Health Department were: Salem Lakes — Silver Lake at Silver Lake County Park, 3 E.coli/100 mL. Paddock Lake — […]

Deputies responding for crash along Paddock Lake-Brighton border

At about 12:27 p.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at 236th Avenue and Highway K, along the Paddock Lake-Brighton border. Per dispatch: Scene is blocking traffic. No injuries being reported at this time.

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 info.

Rainy, stormy Wednesday, Thursday, Friday in forecast

Significant chances of rain and/or thunderstorms are in the latest, local National Weather Service forecast for Western Kenosha County for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday, there’s an 80 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms, with the greatest likelihood between 11 a.m. and noon. A strong chance of showers and storms will re-emerge tonight between about […]

Local fire departments responding for mutual aid to Kansasville

At about 7:46 a.m., Western Kenosha County fire departments are among those responding to a box alarm activated by the Kansasville Fire Department for a search. Per dispatch: Bristol Fire and Rescue, Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Randall Fire Department are along those being requested to respond with ATVs or other resources.

A word from our sponsors: Wheatland Center School seeking applicants for special education aide and substitute teachers

Note: The Wheatland J1 School District is advertising these positions with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH The Wheatland J1 School District has the following job openings: Special Education Aide Position — Starting rate $12.50 per hour. Approx. 30 hours per week. Those interested should submit a letter of application and complete the district job application available on […]

Deaths June 27, 2017: Rudolph “Rudy” Samuel Hubli, Mary Ann Frostman, Alvin L. Melka

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 to accident in Salem

At about 6:48 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a motorcycle crash at 216th Ave. and Hwy AH in Salem.

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