Posts from ‘July, 2017’

2017 Rally For Life coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Weather was perfect for the Western Kenosha County Tennis Association Rally For Life. The fundraiser raised money for The American Cancer Society and collected school supplies for the Sharing Center. This was the fourth year of the event. Each year they have had more people and raised more money.  This year they raised $3,500. Some […]

2017 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: Combine crunching at the fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Chances are sometime on TV or in person you’ve seen the spectacle of organized cars smashing together known as demolition derby. But put a fair in an area where there’s still some agriculture going on, like Kenosha County, and unique events like combine demolition derby […]

Deaths July 31, 2017: Joan T. Letourneaux, Fr. James Robert Stajkowski, Olivia Mary Mackay

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:

County urges farmers to report flooding damage

Kenosha County is urging farmers who experienced damage from the recent heavy rains and resulting flooding to report losses for the sake of acquiring disaster aid — even if covered by insurance. From a news release issued Monday: Kenosha County Emergency Management Director Lt. Horace Staples and the local Farm Service Agency office are urging […]

Randall School registration is Aug. 8 and 9

Randall School registration will take place on Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Aug. 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the junior high lobby. Student/yearbook photos will be taken at this time. School fees will be: $12.50 for 4K. $25 for students in 5K through 5th grades. $50 for students […]

2016-17 fourth quarter Wheatland Center School honor roll

Note: This post sponsored by Bumper to Bumper Paddock Lake Auto Parts. — DH The following students were named to the Wheatland Center School honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2016-17 school year: Highest Honors 8th Grade — Anna P. Carroll, Alena A. Ekornaas, Erin M. Gasser, Abby J. Horton, Ethan J. Keung, Jadyn […]

The Sharing Center starts 2017 school supply drive

Here is a news release from The Sharing Center about its annual school supply drive: With support from local donors, Sharing Center, Inc. in Western Kenosha County kicks off the back-to-school season with their annual school supply drive and giveaway. Each year the Center strives to give each child a backpack and the supplies they need […]

2017 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: Fair has rides wristband specials

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH If you can’t get enough of the up and down and round and round of the midway rides at the Kenosha County Fair, you are in luck. There’s a wristband special for the midway every day of this year’s fair Here is the lineup for […]

Kenosha County Veterans Services sets new hours

Kenosha County Veterans Services is announcing new hours of operation for veterans and families. Effective Aug. 1, 2017, the Kenosha County Veterans Services Office, located at 8600 Sheridan Rd. Suite 700, will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to assist veterans and their families with processing claims to obtain local, state and federal […]

Rescue call Twin Lakes

7:48 pm, Saturday, Twin Lakes rescue squad responded to 404 South Lake Avenue for traumatic injury.  Possible injury at the boat landing.

Fire at Uncle George’s

At 7 :18 pm, Saturday, Salem pulled a MABAS box for a structure fire at 225 South Railroad Street. A large amount of smoke was coming from the building. According to Capt. Jim Coppelman, the fire started at the grill. The cook yelled for the waitress to get all the people out of the building. […]

A word from our sponsors: July 30, 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): 11702 242nd Ct, Trevor 2403 136th Ave, Kenosha

2017 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: Get educated at the School Exhibits Building

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH. If you’re looking for a place to get inspired about the school children of Western Kenosha County you might check out the School Exhibits Building at the Kenosha County Fair. The building is literally decorated wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling with school work of Kenosha County students. […]

A word from our sponsors: 2017 Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association golf outing is Aug. 9

The Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH The 2017 Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association golf outing will take place Wed. Aug. 9. This 27th annual outing is sponsored by the Twin Lakes Country Club. Registration is at 10 a.m., with a 11 […]

WisDOT to host informational meeting on Highway 45 north of Highway 50 project

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold a Public Involvement Meeting for the resurfacing of Highway 45 from Highway 50 to Highway 11 in Kenosha and Racine counties. The meeting will be held at the Kenosha County Center (Hearing Room), 19600 75th St. Bristol on Thursday, Aug. 3 from 5-to-7 p.m. From a WisDOT news release: The format […]

Slow no wake lifted for Hooker Lake

A slow no wake order has been lifted for Hooker Lake in Salem Lakes. On Wedensday,  Lake Shangri-la, Cross Lake and Voltz Lake in Salem Lakes had their slow no wake orders lifted. All other lakes in the village remain under slow no wake, an announcement from village Clerk Cindi Dulaney said Saturday. All village […]

St. Francis Xavier Parish “Family Fun Day and Auction is Aug. 5

The 2014 St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church “Family Fun Day and Auction” will take place Aug. 5, at 1 p.m. at the church grounds in Brighton. This annual event includes food, refreshments and more. Mass will be at 3 p.m. The Live Auction is at 5 p.m. Treasure Table of small antiques starts at 3 p.m. […]

Motorcycle in ditch

9417 Camp Lake Rd. A report of a motorcycle in a ditch. Salem Fire and Rescue dispatched at 2:39 am. No mention of a rider.

2017 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: See the antique farm machinery exhibit at the fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. – DH For 45 years there has been an antique farm machinery exhibit at the Kenosha County Fair. That’s a long time. But much of the equipment in this display will be considerably older. Some of the machinery you might see includes: Old-fashioned pitcher pump to […]

National Night Out in Twin Lakes is Aug. 1

The Twin Lakes Police Department and Twin Lakes Fire Department will be hosting National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. John’s Church, 701 N. Lake Ave., Twin Lakes. National Night Out is a yearly event organized by local police and fire departments around the nation. This event is intended to build […]

Christ Lutheran Church bingo is Aug. 10

Christ Lutheran Church will host it Monthly Community Bingo on Thursday, Aug. 10 (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). This month featured are egg […]

Highway 45 update July 28, 2017: Sewer work, concrete patches, joint and crack repair

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 July […]

2017 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: Get commercial at the fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The Commercial Building at the Kenosha County Fair hosts a wide variety of booths from the strictly commercial to the more philosophical. Through the years I have seen booths from law enforcement, political parties, builders, media, sellers of all types of merchandise and even […]

Deaths July 27, 2017: Margaret A. Heike, John DiVincenzo

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:

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 […]

Swimming caution removed from Powers Lake after re-test

A swimming caution for Powers Lake was lifted Friday after retesting showed lower E.coli levels. The new reading was 38 E.coli/100mL, said Randall Supervisor Mark Halvey. A swimming advisory was posted after a test earlier in the week showed elevated E.coli levels. A reading of at least 235 E.coli/100mL prompts a swimming advisory or caution. […]

A word from our sponsors: 2017 Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association golf outing is Aug. 9

The Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH The 2017 Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association golf outing will take place Wed. Aug. 9. This 27th annual outing is sponsored by the Twin Lakes Country Club. Registration is at 10 a.m., with a 11 […]

July 27, 2017 Lake George beach test results: Both beaches open

The two beaches on Lake George in Bristol tested this week showed water E.coli levels below the caution and closure levels. Below are the test results for samples taken July 25, 2017: Lake George (101 st ) – 135 E.coli/100 mL Lake George (South) – 57 E.coli/100 mL The testing was performed by the Kenosha […]

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.

Paddock Lake Area Lions Club having fundraiser at Culver’s on Aug. 1

The Paddock Lake Area Lions Club is having a fundraising night at Culver’s of Pleasant Prairie located at I-94 and Highway 165 on Aug. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy a delicious meal, benefit a great cause and make a difference for the organization. Dine in, call in and take out orders are all welcomed. Mention your support of Lions when […]

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