Posts from ‘February, 2018’

Thelen wins approval from Twin Lakes to change mining plan

Thelen Sand and Gravel won approval from the Twin Lakes Plan Commission Wednesday to change where it will begin mining operations on property it owns in Twin Lakes. Thelen in 2006 filed a plan to begin extracting of minerals from property it owns north of Highway C in the area of Highway KD and Highway […]

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 […]

Job’s Daughters Bethel 79 pancake porky breakfast is March 4

Job’s Daughters Bethel 79 is having a Pancake and Porky breakfast to raise money for member’s travel funds. The breakfast is on Sunday, March 4, from 8 a.m. to noon at Washburn Lodge, 8102 199th Ave., Bristol. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for kids age 3-12 for all-you-can-eat pancakes, additional sausages for $1. Job’s Daughters is for young […]

Deaths Feb. 28, 2018: Diana Sullivan

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: Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

A word from our sponsors: Wisconsin Emissions Testing available at Wilmot Auto Service

Note: Wilmot Auto Service is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Wisconsin Emissions Tests can now be done at Wilmot Auto Service. The test is free to you. Call 862-6300 for an appointment. Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 to 11 a.m. Wilmot Auto Service, Inc is an independent […]

Flood update: Fox lingering above flood stage

The Fox River is expected to rise a little again before finally slowing moving under flood stage, says the latest National Weather Service river forecast. The latest observation at the New Munster gauge (at 2 p.m., Thursday) was 11.64 feet. With precipitation in the forecast for Wednesday night and Thursday, the current river forecast sees […]

Zero-interest, deferred-payment loans for home rehab available to qualifying county residents

Zero-interest, deferred-payment loans for home rehab are available to Kenosha County residents the Division of Planning and Developmetn has announced. From a news release: Zero-interest, deferred-payment loans for home rehabilitation remain available to low-to-moderate-income Kenosha County residents. These Community Development Block Grant loans are administered through the Southern Housing Region CDBG program. Applications are accepted on a […]

A word from our sponsors: Wheatland Center School’s 2018 Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction is March 10

Note: This event is being advertised with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH Wheatland Center School’s  31st Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction will take place Saturday, March 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will include: Spaghetti Dinner (served from 4 to 7 p.m.), silent auction, raffles, referendum info booth and Candy Bar Bingo. Dinner Tickets in advance […]

Nominations sought for the 2018 Kenosha County Remarkable Older American Award

Nominations are being sought for the 2018 Remarkable Older American Award. Nominees must meet the following criteria: Kenosha County resident, 60 years of age or older and outstanding service to his/her community through military service, volunteerism, commitment to family and/or career achievements that have a made a substantial and positive impact. Individuals, organizations or businesses may nominate an […]

A word from our sponsors: Bruce Melling CPA can help you get ready for tax law changes

The new tax law known as “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” was signed into law on December 22, 2017. The bill is more than 500 pages long, and rewrites the Internal Revenue Code. Previous changes of this magnitude to the Code were passed in 1954 and 1986. The new law takes effect January 1, 2018, so […]

Deaths Feb. 27, 2018: Dennis W. Shufelt, Marvel Lee Dixon

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: Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Local fire departments responding for aid to Somers

At about 11:32 a.m., Western Kenosha County fire departments are among those responding for a box alarm activated by Somers Fire and Rescue for a structure fire in the 2400 block of 100th Avenue in Somers. Due to respond are: Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue with an ambulance to man a station and Paris Fire and Rescue […]

A word from our sponsors: St. Alphonsus Parish fish boil March 2

St. Alphonsus Parish is hosting its second Lenten fish boil on Friday, March 2, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Parish Center, 6211 344th Ave, New Munster. The fish boil features all-you-can-eat boiled fish, potatoes, onions, carrots, coleslaw, bread, dessert, milk and coffee. Grilled cheese sandwiches are also served. Carryouts are available. Ticket prices: […]

Almost 60 Tuesday; snow on Thursday

It’s going to be quite warm Tuesday. It could be a bit snowy Thursday. That’s the roller coaster ride of the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Tuesday’s high sounds very nice. A high of 59 and sunny skies. Thursday is a different story. A high of 36 and a 90 percent chance of rain/snow […]

In-person registration dates for Junior Panthers Football & Cheerleading coming up

Western Kenosha County Youth Football and Cheer Program (formerly Bulldogs) is thrilled to begin its 19th season with some exciting new changes.  The program will begin 2018 with a new name — the Junior Panthers. Along with the new name the program will also be sporting the new team colors of red and black. Junior Panthers […]

Flood update: Receding of Fox slowing; flood warning remains in effect

The National Weather Service has adjusted its forecast of when the Fox River, as measured at the New Munster gauge, will slip back under flood stage of 11 feet. The current forecast now is that the river will slip below 11 feet at about noon, Thursday. Earlier forecasts had that happening as early as Tuesday. […]

Deaths Feb. 26, 2018: Lee Daryl Wilkinson

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: Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Salem UMC annual Smorgasbord and Silent Auction is March 4

Salem United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Smorgasbord and Silent Auction on Sunday, March 4 from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door ($9 in advance) for adults, $9 ($8 in advance) for seniors and children.  Kids under 3 eat free. Meal includes chicken, beef and the famous meatballs, as well […]

A word from our sponsors: Registration open for Randall School PTC ShamRock N Run 5K on March 17

Note: Randall School PTC is advertising this event at westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH Randall School PTC will be hosting its premier ShamRock N Run 5K run/walk and after party on Saturday, March 17. This event will raise money to benefit planned programming and teacher wish list requests. The race will start and finish at […]

19 Wheatland Center School students have work selected for 2018 Southern Lakes Anthology

Nineteen student authors and artists at Wheatland Center School recently had their writing or artwork chosen for publication in the 2018 Southern Lakes Anthology. The title of this year’s anthology is “What’s Inside?” Student work is judged on creativity/originality, technical skill and presentation, clarity and message, and overall quality. Wheatland fifth grader Lucas Ellingson received special recognition this […]

A word from our sponsors: Paddock Lake seeks proposals from landscape maintenance contractors

Note: This is a paid announcement from the village of Paddock Lake. — DH The Village of Paddock Lake invites proposals from qualified landscape maintenance contractors to maintain lawns at various municipal parks, facilities and public lands within the Village of Paddock Lake for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. The contractor should have the following expertise and […]

Units responding for crash in Trevor

At about 8:20 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to the 12200 block of 280th Avenue in Trevor for a crash. Sheriff’s deputies may be on scene already. Per dispatch: One person involved has a head wound. Share7 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 7

Inaugural Salem Lakes Polka Night coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Salem Lakes Village Hall was alive with the sound of polka music and dancing feet Saturday at the village’s Inaugural Polka Night . The fist time event was hosted by the Salem Lakes Park Commission. Besides the music and dancing, those who attended were able to enjoy birthday cake for the village, which was celebrated its first […]

A word from our sponsors: Feb. 25, 2018 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): 7940 Fredricksburg Ct 201, Bristol 4605 352nd Ave, Burlington 745 4th Ct, Silver Lake 11314 […]

Deaths Feb. 24, 2018: William W. Eubanks

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: Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Wind advisory issued; Fox still falling; 50s early next week

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The advisory will be in effect from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday. Winds may reach 20-30 mph with gusts as high as 45 mph during this period. Winds this strong may blow unsecured items or make […]

A word from our sponsors: Registration open for Randall School PTC ShamRock N Run 5K on March 17

Note: Randall School PTC is advertising this event at westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH Randall School PTC will be hosting its premier ShamRock N Run 5K run/walk and after party on Saturday, March 17. This event will raise money to benefit planned programming and teacher wish list requests. The race will start and finish at […]

Deaths Feb. 23, 2018: Marilyn Krause, Alice Pokryfke, Jack K. Thiele

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: Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Units on scene of fire in Bristol

At about 4:30 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are on the scene of a fire at Highways D and 50 in Bristol. The fire investigation unit was requested to respond to the scene at 4:30 p.m. Kenosha County Scanner Facebook page reporting Paris Fire and Rescue and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue also responded […]

Friends of Community Library book sale is Feb. 24 in Twin Lakes

The Friends of Community Library will hold a book sale on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Twin Lakes library, 110 S. Lake Ave., Twin Lakes. The sale will be open to Friends members from 10 to 11 a.m. and to the general public from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A $5 bargain bag sale will take place from […]

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