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Units responding to crash in Paddock Lake

At about 1:24 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the intersection of Highways 50 and 83 in Paddock Lake for a report of a crash.

Units responding for alarm in Silver Lake

At about 5:58 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to a fire alarm at a building in the 400 block of South Cogswell Drive in Salver Lake. Per dispatch: Alarm company says fire alarm was triggered by a smoke detector.

Scholarships for students with disabilities available from Society’s Assets

Society’s Assets has made applications for the 2017 Scholarship Awards program available. Area high schools and colleges have received application packets and the public may also inquire with the office listed below. Students with physical and/or sensory disabilities could be eligible for up to $25,000 in scholarships, with the number of awards to be determined. Applicants must […]

Donations of toys or pet food get free admission to Friday CHS-WUHS basketball games

On Friday, Jan. 20, Westosha Central High School will be hosting Wilmot Union HIgh School in a boys and girls basketball doubleheader. This game will be part of the CHS Athletic Hall of Fame weekend. Any fan who brings a donation of either pet food or toys for the Meals on Wheels program will receive […]

2017 Kenosha County 4-H Youth Ice Fishing Derby cancelled due to poor ice conditions

The annual Kenosha County 4-H Youth Ice Fishing Derby has been cancelled due to poor ice conditions. The derby was to take place Saturday. Here is the full announcement from the county Department of Public Works and Development Services: Due to unseasonably high temperatures and limited ice accumulations, the Kenosha County Parks is canceling its annual 4-H Youth […]

Salem approves camp’s revised plans for zipline and bunkhouse; neighbors approve too

The Salem Town Board on Monday recommended approval of a conditional use permit amendment for the expansion of the Camp R. Sol Boy Scout Camp in Wilmot. The board first considered the request at last week’s regular board meeting but tabled it after opposition to the proposal surfaced from residential neighbors to the west of […]

Units investigating smoke in Twin Lakes

At about 4:40 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding to a report of smoke coming from a home in the 500 block of Oakwood Trail in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: A caller reports smoke coming from the lower portion of the home.

Units responding for water call on Powers Lake

At about 11 a.m., Randall Fire Department, Twin Lakes Rescue and county dive team members are responding to the 40600 block of 91st Street in Powers Lake for a water all. Per dispatch: Caller reports a possible need for a rescue on the lake. UPDATE 11:03 a.m. — Dispatch reports that original caller located binoculars […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 7:13 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways B and AH in Salem. Per dispatch: Vehicle may be rolled over. UPDATE 7:16 a.m. — Deputy on scene says two people reporting injuries.

School closings for Jan. 16, 2017

Local school districts are announcing closings for Monday due to hazardous travel conditions. As of 5:50 a.m. closings have been announced for: Central High School. Salem Grade School. Brighton School. Wheatland Center School. Randall School. Riverview School. UPDATE 5:53 a.m. Bristol School. Paris School. Trevor-Wilmot School. Wilmot Union High School. Lakewood School.

Units responding to water call on Camp Lake

At about 1:24 p.m. – Town of Salem Fire/Rescue are responding to a water call on Camp Lake for an ATV in the water. UPDATE about 1:34 p.m. — Dispatch reports everyone out of the water. Dive team response cancelled.

County snow plow rear-ended in I-94 crash

A Kenosha County Public Works snow plow was involved in a crash on I-94 early Thursday morning. Lt. Nathan Clark of Wisconsin State Patrol said a patient or patients were transported to a local hospital from the crash, but he could not say who from information available to him at the time of our interview. […]

Units responding for vehicle smoke in Paris

At about 5:55 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the underpass of I-94 at Highway 142. Per dispatch: Heavy smoke is reported coming from a vehicle under the interstate. No flames seen.

Units responding for investigation in Twin Lakes

At about 1:34 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding to investigate activated fire/smoke alarms at two apartment buildings in the 1700 block of Wilmot Avenue. Per dispatch: No smoke or fire being seen at the scene.

Deputies investigating traffic back-up on Highway 50

At about 8:10 p.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to the area of 317th Avenue and Highway 50 in Wheatland for reports of backed up traffic in that area. Vehicles that have slid off the road in that are are also being reported in that area. UPDATE about 8:45 p.m. — Via Facebook, Sheriff’s Department reports […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 7:48 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 35200 block of Highway 50 in Wheatland. Per dispatch: One vehicle rolled over. UPDATE 8:04 p.m. — Fire units and deputies unable to locate crash in reported location.

Units responding for crash on I-94

At about 7:02 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the  7600 block of  the  northbound lanes of I-94, at the off ramp. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. Pleasant Prairie Police on the scene.

Spring election 2017: Contests for Riverview, Trevor-Wilmot and Lakewood school board seats

There will be contests for school board seats in Silver Lake Joint School District 1 (Riverview School), Trevor-Wilmot School District and Twin Lakes School District No. 4 (Lakewood School) in the April election. Other local school districts have no contests for their seats. Filing for candidacy closed Jan. 3. Here’s a rundown by district. Riveriew […]

Still time to enroll in Wheatland Center School community education classes

Wheatland Center School is offering a variety of community education classes. There is still time to join a class. Fees for classes vary. Check out this brochure for the whole line-up and a registration form.

Units responding for crash on I-94

At about 9:56 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash on I-94, northbound lanes at the state line. Per dispatch: Possible injuries.

Salem tables action on Boy Scout Camp zipline tower and bunkhouse request

Salem Town Board members tabled action on a recommendation to the County Board regarding a Boy Scout camp seeking to add a zipline and climbing tower and two bunkhouses to the facility. Camp Sol R. Crown is located at 11651 304th Avenue in Wilmot (south of Highway 50 and east of Highway B-South). The tabling came […]

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program seeking volunteers

Have you ever wanted to help people file taxes but weren’t sure how to begin? Join us for an informational session on becoming a volunteer for Kenosha’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Volunteers are needed for tax preparation, client registration, interviewing and quality reviewing. Assistance is also needed for sign and language interpretation. Help your fellow community members […]

Units responding to accident

8:16 p.m. – Twin Lakes Rescue and Randall Fire are responding to a two vehicle accident at 98th St. and Hwy KD.  One car is reported to be on its side.

Units responding for investigation in Wheatland

At about 5:52 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the 4200 block of 368th Avenue in Wheatland. Per dispatch: A caller has reported seeing high flames in a wooded area.

A word from our sponsors: Kenosha Menards holding Hiring Fair Jan. 16

Note: Menards  is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Menards is holding a Hiring Fair on Monday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kenosha store, 7330 74th Place, Kenosha. Hiring for Part-Time and Full-time positions. Flexible hours – days, nights, weekends. Looking for all positions – Sales, Cashiering, […]

Warmer temps and precipitation in forecast

Some warmer temperatures and some snow or rain or a combination are in the latest local National Weather service forecast. First the temperatures. Monday’s high should reach 28, but then it should really warm up with a high Tuesday of 42 and highs in the low 30s for Wednesday and Thursday. There’s a slight chance […]

Units responding to accident in Salem

At about 6:03 p.m. – Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to an accident in the 8600 block of Hwy SA. Per dispatch car has hit a tree. 6:12 p.m. – Salem is responding with an engine to the landing zone at Salem Grade School for Flight for Life.

Units responding for alarm in Salem

At about 1:55 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a carbon monoxide alarm in the 8100 block of 248th Avenue in Salem. UPDATE 2:12 p.m. — Fire department units clearing the scene and returning to quarters.

Trevor-Wilmot honor roll for first trimester 2016-17

The following students were named to the Trevor-Wilmot School honor roll for the first trimester of teh 2016-17 school year: 8th Grade — Danielle A. Aronson, Alexander M. Bennett,  Amanda J. Bossong, Ethan C. Brandt, Anastasia M. Brooks, Kalei A. Brown, Evelin Cervantes, Tanner S. Cole, Faith L. Elrod, Lydia E. Fielder, Rebekah T. Fowler, Gabriel […]

Silver Lake may pay off debt and set aside reserves for projects to be done after merger

The Silver Lake Village Board is contemplating designating reserves for some Silver Lake centered projects after its merger with Salem. Salem/Silver Lake administrator Patrick Casey has informed the board that a review of the village’s existing eight bank accounts showed there was about $2.2 million that could be used for this purpose. The Village Board […]

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