Posts from ‘January, 2018’

Deaths Jan. 19, 2018: Stanley Justo, Shirley Aldred, Joan M. Wampole

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:

KAFASI and Village Pub partnering on senior breakfast & lunch program

The Village Pub of Silver Lake and Kenosha Area Family & Aging Services, Inc. (KAFASI) are partnering together to offer anyone 60 and older, a healthy breakfast and lunch special every Wednesday and Friday, between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. This program is the first of its kind in Kenosha County, and the primary goal is to promote […]

Salem Lakes Park Commission to get another chance to propose use for Silver Lake building

The Salem Lakes Park Commission will get another chance to propose a use for the village owned building in Silver Lake that was once intended to be a library branch. The fate of the building was discussed at a Salem Lakes Village Board meeting Monday. The purchase of the building at 209 N. Second Street was […]

Lakewood School students place in “Ability…Not Disability” art contest

Last fall, kindergarten through 12th grade students from Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Rock, and Jefferson counties were invited to participate in a drawing contest sponsored by the organization Society’s Assets. The contest typically receives over 500 entries. The contest involved drawing an original picture that embodies and incorporates the slogan “Ability…Not Disability”. The contest is intended […]

A word from our sponsors: Randall School seeking full-time custodian

Note: Randall School is advertising this position with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH Randall School is accepting applications for a full-time custodian. Hours during the school year (September-May) are 3-11:30 p.m. and first shift during the summer months. The primary responsibilities of the job include: cleaning classrooms, hallways, bathrooms and large group areas. Hourly […]

Unit responding for crash on I-94

At about 9:49 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a crash on the off ramp from the southbound lanes of I-94 at Highway 50 for a crash. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. No injuries being reported at this time.

Warm up begins Thursday

A warm up in high temperatures is forecast by the National Weather Service to begin Thursday. Thursday’s high temperature should reach 33. and then Thursday and Friday reach the high 30s. 40s should be breached over the weekend with the peak coming Monday with a high of 44. Rain is in the forecast as well […]

Classes to resume at Wilmot UHS Thursday

Wilmot Union High School’s water related closure will end Thursday when classes resume. From an announcement from the school distributed via email Wednesday evening: The water has been tested and is safe!  Classes will resume tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 18.  The students will return for full, 8-period days on Thursday and Friday with 2:45 p.m. dismissal.  Final exams will take place next week on […]

Deaths Jan. 17, 2018: Robert “Bob” F. Boehm, Rita A. Schmidt

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 crash in Salem Lakes

At about 5 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a cash in the 31100 block of Highway F in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: Single vehicle has struck a tree. UPDATE 5:15 p.m. — Second ambulance dispatched to the scene. UPDATE 5:21 p.m. […]

Local students named to UW-Whitewater Fall 2017 Dean’s List

The following students with local connections were named to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Dean’s List for the 2017 fall semester: Brett Aichholzer from Twin Lakes. Rachel Barnes from Twin Lakes. Leah Blair from Bristol. Hunter Britton from Trevor. Summer Lynne Cliff from Trevor. Sam Davis from Twin Lakes. Josh Friedrichs from Salem. Jacob Gildemeister from […]

Westosha Central Cheer post top finishes at recent competitions

Westosha Central Cheer racked up some top finishes at recent competitions. Westosha Central Cheer competed at the Southern Lakes Conference Cheer and Dance Competition. This marks the fourth consecutive Conference Cheer Championship in a row for the falcons. Elkhorn placed second and Badger placed third. The JV team also came out on top beating Wilmot. […]

Deaths Jan. 16, 2018: Barbara J. Buxton

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:

Wilmot UHS to be closed again Wednesday; finals moved to next week

The well at Wilmot Union High School that failed on Monday and led to early dismissal that day and no school on Tuesday has been repaired, but school will still be closed Wednesday. That’s because the school needs a passing water quality test before opening its doors again to students, an announcement from district administrator […]

Holy Cross Parish to host spaghetti dinner Jan. 27

Holy Cross Parish will be hosting a spaghetti dinner Saturday, Jan. 27. The dinner will take place at the parish’s Bristol location, 18700 116th St. Cost for all you can eat dinner is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors over 65 and children 5 to 12. Under 5 are free. Carryouts are available as well. Dinner will be served from 4 […]

A word from our sponsors: Randall School seeking full-time custodian

Note: Randall School is advertising this position with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH Randall School is accepting applications for a full-time custodian. Hours during the school year (September-May) are 3-11:30 p.m. and first shift during the summer months. The primary responsibilities of the job include: cleaning classrooms, hallways, bathrooms and large group areas. Hourly […]

Deal of the Day: Luisa’s $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 […]

Snow update: another 2.5 inches

We measured another 2.5 inches of snow on the ground at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake at about 5:30 a.m. That was accumulation since about noon on Monday. That makes for a total of about 4.5 inches since snow started falling around 7:30 p.m., Sunday. A National Weather Service winter weather advisory remains in effect until […]

Deaths Jan. 15, 2018: James R. Lejcar, Norbert Fliess, Joseph C. Darling

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:

Wilmot UHS to be closed Tues. for water system repairs; finals resume Wednesday

Wilmot Union High School will be closed again Tuesday as repairs to the school’s water system continue. School is expected to re-open Wednesday. Students were sent home at 8:25 a.m., Monday, about an hour after school began, because the building had a water pressure problem. Here is a statement issued via social media Monday afternoon […]

Bristol Fire and Rescue fight fire twice at Lake George area home

Fire companies from Bristol Fire and Rescue and other aiding departments fought two fires at a Lake George area home Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. The cause of the fire at the home in the 9800 block of 192nd Avenue is currently under investigation by the Kenosha County Fire Investigation Task Force, said Bristol Chief John […]

Units responding to crash in Bristol

At about 1:25 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a crash in the 21000 block of Highway AH in Bristol. Per dispatch: Caller reports vehicle off the road.

Snow update: .75 inch more this morning; warning becomes advisory

While snowfall, until recently, has been steady it just doesn’t seem to be accumulating at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. We measured another .75 inch falling from 5:30 a.m. to noon. That’s a total of 2 inches since snow started at 7:30 p.m., Sunday. Snow may continue to fall through the early hours of Tuesday. […]

Local fire department responding for mutual aid to Lake County

At about 10:35 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding for a request for mutual aid from the Newport Fire Department for a crash in the south bound lanes of I-94 at mile marker 1, just over the state line in Lake County, Illinois. Per dispatch: Bristol responding with an ambulance.

Units responding for crash in Silver Lake

At about 10:09 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 10400 block of Highway B south of Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Caller reports car rolled three times and is upright now. Driver is trapped in vehicle. Single vehicle involved.

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 9:38 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highway U and Highway WG (State Line Road) in Bristol. Per dispatch: One vehicle may have struck a tree. UPDATE 9:44 a.m. — One person trapped in a vehicle. UPDATE 9:48 a.m. — Deputy […]

Wilmot UHS sending students home early Monday due to water problem

Wilmot Union High School students are being sent back home Monday morning due to a water pressure problem at the school. Students will be dismissed at 8:25 a.m. this morning, said a social media announcement from the school. Buses will be here to pick students up at 8:30 a.m.

Snow update: 1.25 inches overnight, still falling

We measured 1.25 inches of snow at westofthei.com headquarters between the start of snowfall at about 7:30 p.m., Sunday to 5:30 a.m., Monday. That would be on the low end of the most recent forecast of 1-2 inches overnight. As of 6:30 a.m., snow is still falling. I have one report from someone who has […]

A word from our sponsors: St. Alphonsus 29th Annual GREAT Nite Out is Feb. 10

Note: St. Alphonsus is advertising this event at westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH St. Alphonsus will host its 29th Annual GREAT Nite Out. The GREAT Nite Out will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 7 p.m. to Midnight at Bella Vita Banquet Hall, 34816 Geneva Rd., New Munster, WI. The event is a […]

Local fire department responding for mutual aid to Lake County

At about 8:21 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding to a request for mutual aid from Newport Fire Department for a crash at milepost 2.5 in the southbound lanes of I-94 in Lake County. Per dispatch: Bristol requested to respond with a squad.

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