Posts from ‘November, 2017’

A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association Trees on Parade 2017 is Dec 1 & 2

Note: Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association Trees on Parade 2016 will take place Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 at St. John the Evangelist Church Community Center, 701 Lake Ave., Twin Lakes. This year’s “Candy Cane Lane” marks the 11th annual trees event. Hours […]

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

We at westofthei.com are thankful for all of our readers, advertisers and supporters. Happy Thanksgiving!

Community Library branches closed for Thanksgiving; reopen Friday

Community Library branches at Salem and Twin Lakes will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Regular hours at both locations will resume on Friday, Nov. 24.

Deaths Nov. 22, 2017: Frances M. “Midge” Tesch, David C. Cowan, Paul K. Gutche

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 Bristol

At about 5:18 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of burning in the 20500 block of 107th Street in Bristol. Per dispatch: Caller reporting a large pile of wood chips burning.

2017 La Salette Shrine Craft & Vendor Fair is Nov. 26

The 2017 La Salette Shrine Craft & Vendor Fair will take place Sunday, Nov. 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will include bake sale, hot food, raffle, unique and specialty items. Shop for the holidays. Many one-of-a-kind gifts. Come walk the grounds; holiday lights on at dusk. La Salette Shrine is located on Highway KD […]

Units responding for alarm in Paddock Lake

At about 1 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding for an alarm in the 6200 block of 235th Avenue in Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: This is a carbon monoxide alarm. No one in the home is experiencing symptoms.

A word from our sponsors: “Crafts in the Woods” arts and crafts show at YMCA Camp MacLean is Nov. 25

Note: YMCA Camp MacLean is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH YMCA Camp MacLean will host the 24th annual “Crafts in the Woods” arts and crafts show on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 50 crafters will be exhibiting in William L. Rust Lodge and 21 cabins. […]

KAFASI presents award to winners of 2017 Bowls ‘n’ Bakers

Representatives of Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services, Inc. on Friday presented the restaurant winners of the agency’s annual 2017 Bowls ‘n’ Bakers fundraiser with plaques commemorating their accomplishment. Bowls ‘n’ Bakers is an event in which attendees are able to sample soup from various Western Kenosha County restaurants and vote for their favorite. This […]

Deaths Nov. 21, 2017: Linda L. Braden, Robert J. “Bob” Vidas

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 receives disaster recovery funding for flood damage

Are you still cleaning up and fixing your property after damage from July’s flooding? If so you may be interested to know that Kenosha County will receive over $700,00 in disaster recovery program funding that you may be able to tap (though exactly how that will work is not available yet). From a new release […]

A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association Trees on Parade 2017 is Dec 1 & 2

Note: Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association Trees on Parade 2016 will take place Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 at St. John the Evangelist Church Community Center, 701 Lake Ave., Twin Lakes. This year’s “Candy Cane Lane” marks the 11th annual trees event. Hours […]

WKC Bulldogs Big 10 feathers win 2017 Superbowl

The WKC Bulldogs Big 10 feathers won the Superbowl Sunday Nov. 12, defeating the GPH Grizzlies by a score of 26-13. The Bulldogs finished the season with a record of 7-5 after 5 straight wins to finish the season. The Bulldogs play football in The Chicagoland Youth Football League  (TCYFL) the largest independent youth football […]

Deal of the Day: Home Again $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 Nov. 20, 2017: Ginetta Salonen

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:

Twin Lakes passes tax levy with less than 1 percent increase

The Twin Lakes Village Board passed a 2018 budget and tax levy Monday night. The levy of  $3,653,982 is $27,207 or .75 percent more than the 2017 levy. The total assessed value of the village rose .75 percent and the tax rate will remain the same at 5.1454 per thousand of assessed value. What will happen with […]

Power outage in area

At about 2:10 power is out at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. We Energies is reporting seven outages centered between Burlington and Paddock Lake effecting over 1,600 customers. UPDATE 3:24 p.m. — Power back on at WOTI HQ. We Energies still reporting some outages in Western Kenosha County. UPDATE 3:39 p.m. — We Energies says […]

Units responding for burning in Randall

At about 11:52 a.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to report of burning in the 8900 block of 388th Avenue (Highway P) in Powers Lake. Per dispatch: Burning occurring near the roadway. UPDATE 11:58 a.m. — Rescue being held in quarters.

A word from our sponsors: “Crafts in the Woods” arts and crafts show at YMCA Camp MacLean is Nov. 25

Note: YMCA Camp MacLean is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH YMCA Camp MacLean will host the 24th annual “Crafts in the Woods” arts and crafts show on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 50 crafters will be exhibiting in William L. Rust Lodge and 21 cabins. […]

Deaths Nov. 19, 2017: Lyle P. Quick

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:

Gateway Technical College students work with ash trees in Silver Lake Park

Gateway Technical College horticulture students were in Silver Lake County Park this week working on the park’s dead ash trees. From a news release from the county’s Department of Public Works & Development Services-Division of Parks: A unique partnership earlier this week turned a rural Kenosha County park into a real-world laboratory for students in Gateway Technical […]

Units responding for crash in Slades Corners

At about 1:40 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash at Old Highway 50 (Geneva Road) and 352nd Avenue (Highway KD) in Slades Corners. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. UPDATE 1:43 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports several individuals reporting injuries. He also […]

A word from our sponsors: Nov. 19, 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): 646 Crosswind Ln, , IL 25136 83rd Pl, Salem 11314 Bristol Rd, Bristol 2403 136th […]

Deaths Nov. 18, 2017: Joseph J. Welch, Jared Eppers, Charlene “Char” Lois

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:

Wheatland Center School students awarded first at Fluid Power Challenge at Milwaukee School of Engineering

Students from Wheatland Center School participated in the Fluid Power Challenge at Milwaukee School of Engineering recently and four were awarded a first place. From a news release from the school: A group of four Wheatland students successfully navigated the Fluid Power Challenge at MSOE and were awarded first place in the portfolio potion of the competition. […]

A word from our sponsors: “Crafts in the Woods” arts and crafts show at YMCA Camp MacLean is Nov. 25

Note: YMCA Camp MacLean is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH YMCA Camp MacLean will host the 24th annual “Crafts in the Woods” arts and crafts show on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 50 crafters will be exhibiting in William L. Rust Lodge and 21 cabins. […]

Units responding for crash in Trevor

At about 5:30 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 83 and C in Trevor. UPDATE 5:34 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on the scene reports two vehicles involved. Second ambulance dispatched.

Deaths Nov. 17, 2017: Betty J. Wagner

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: Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association Trees on Parade 2017 is Dec 1 & 2

Note: Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association Trees on Parade 2016 will take place Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 at St. John the Evangelist Church Community Center, 701 Lake Ave., Twin Lakes. This year’s “Candy Cane Lane” marks the 11th annual trees event. Hours […]

WKC Bulldog middleweights win league Superbowl

WKC Bulldog middleweights football team won the class 5A Superbowl in The Chicagoland Youth Football league on Sunday at Carmel High School  in Mundelein, Illinois. Head coach Steve Zager said: “Most of these kids have played together since they were 6 years old. They are now 12 and 13 and have been to two other Superbowls […]

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