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County to host sessions on availability and options for addiction services

The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office reports nearly triple the number of people die by overdose poisoning than car accidents. The Kenosha County Division of Health, in partnership with the Hope Council on Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse, Kenosha Human Development Services, and Kenosha County Drug Court, is hosting a learning opportunity about the availability […]

Program to increase well-being coming here

The Kenosha County ADRC and the UW-Madison have received a grant to run a program called Lighten UP! in the community to increase well-being and quality of life for Kenosha, Rock and Brown County residents. There will be a Lighten UP! class at the Salem Library starting Oct. 2. This pilot study that looks at ways to […]

Sponsored post: Wilk investiture is Sept. 17

Note: The following post was sponsored by David Philip Wilk. — DH The investiture of David Philip Wilk as judge of the Kenosha County Circuit Court, Branch 5 will take place Wednesday, Sept. 17, starting at 4 p.m. at the Kenosha County Courthouse, second floor, 912 56th Street, Kenosha. The public is invited. A reception […]

Old Settlers Oktoberfest 2014 Dachshund Dash coverage (VIDEO)

The winner of the Dachshund Dash at Old Settlers Oktoberfest 2014 was a very familiar dog. For the fourth year in a row, Ellie, who is trained by Michelle Schroeder took top dog honors. In the dash, the dogs have to run a straight course, released by one human friend and coaxed to the finish line by […]

Happening now: 2014 Old Settlers Oktoberfest is underway!

Note: Old Settlers Oktoberfest is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The 4th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest is under way at Old Settlers Park, 24100 75th St., Paddock Lake. The event will feature authentic German food, dancing, Little Miss Edelweiss pageant and the Dachshund Dash. Entry to the event is free. The Dachshund Dash is for […]

Wilmot UHS makes national top high school list

Wilmot Union High School was recently rated as one of America’s top public high schools by Newsweek/The Daily Beast. The publication ranked Wilmot #566 in the nation. Wilmot was the only Kenosha County high school to make the list. The list was compiled using “six indicators culled from school surveys to compare public high schools in […]

Deaths Sept. 12, 2014: Barbara A. Lahodik

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:

No Greater Friends

The thirteenth anniversary of 9/11 was commemorated with a service at The Kenosha International Noble Garden of Peace at Wolfenbuttel Park on the shores of Lake Michigan in the city of Kenosha. The service titled ”No Greater Friends” was put together by the 31st World Congress of Poets. Each member of the protective services addressed a […]

All about care facilities subject of upcoming workshop

“Care Facilities…the when, what and how” will be a free workshop to provide information on when to consider a care facility, what are the types of care facilities, and how they can be paid for. The workshop will take place at Aurora Medical Center, 10400 75th St., Kenosha, Roomes E & F on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 6:30 […]

Wilmot UHS to host program on tech safety

Wilmot High School will present “The Dark Side of Digital Technology: Internet, Cell Phones, and Social Media” on Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 6 to 7:3o p.m. at the Lance G. Haas Auditorium at the school. The program is a presentation pertaining to the real world of Social Media given by Eric Szatkowski, a special agent with the Wisconsin Department of Justice. This presentation is […]

A word from our sponsors: Lakeside Sentry brats to be featured at Old Settlers Oktoberfest Sept. 14

Note: Lakeside Sentry is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Lakeside Sentry in Paddock Lake will be serving its renowned brats at Old Settler’s  Oktoberfest, Saturday, Sept. 13 at Old Settlers Park in Paddock Lake. Lakeside Sentry’s brats are made with all natural ingredients right in the store’s USDA approved meat department, said Marv Jenkins, who owns […]

Deal of the Day: Cabana Tan $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 […]

Wheatland Town Board recognizes Eagle Scout for park project

The Wheatland Town Board on Monday recognized Boy Scout Robert Ehr for his work at the town’s Koch Park. Ehr refurbished picnic tables at the park’s pavilion and created a sign for the park. He performed the work as part of his pursuit of Eagle Scout rank. Koch Park is located at 36203 52nd St. Boy Scouts seeking […]

Units responding to accident

10:39 a.m. – Paris Fire and Rescue is responding to an crash in the 12300 block and KR for an accident.  Injuries are unknown; extrication may be needed. 10:47 a.m. – Somers Fire and Rescue has been called for mutual aid. UPDATE 2 p.m. — One person died in this crash (more here).

Units responding for gasoline leak in Trevor

At about 10:26 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a home in the 26800 block of 108th Place for a gasoline leak. Per dispatch: Vehicle leaking gas is in an unattached garage.

A word from our sponsors: Old Settlers Oktoberfest set for Sept. 13

Note: Old Settlers Oktoberfest is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The 4th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest at Old Settlers Park, 24100 75th St., on Saturday, Sept. 13 from Noon to 8 p.m. will feature authentic German food, dancing, Little Miss Edelweiss pageant and the Dachshund Dash. Entry to the event is free. “This is a wonderful […]

Aaron Bonogofsky graduates Army Basic Training

Aaron Bonogofsky of Randall recently graduated from The United States Army Basic Training, Fort Benning, Georgia (Infantry). Bonogofsky is a graduate of Wilmot Union High School. He is currently a sophomore enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and is in the Army ROTC program there. He is also a current member of the Army National Guard.

Westosha Youth Basketball Club tryouts Sept. 13 and 21

The Westosha Youth Basketball Club is a travel basketball team program for boys and girls in the 4th through 8th grades who either live within the Central High School attendance area or attend one of the grade schools that feed into Central and intend on going to high school at Central. The high school coaches are actively […]

Old Settlers Oktoberfest set for Sept. 13

Note: Old Settlers Oktoberfest is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The 4th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest at Old Settlers Park, 24100 75th St., on Saturday, Sept. 13 from Noon to 8 p.m. will feature authentic German food, dancing, Little Miss Edelweiss pageant and the Dachshund Dash. Entry to the event is free. “This is a wonderful […]

Lakes Mary and Elizabeth clean-up is Saturday

The annual Lakes Mary and Elizabeth clean-up in Twin Lakes  will take place Saturday, Sept. 6 starting at 8 a.m. at Lance Park. Volunteers will kayak/canoe/row/swim the entire shoreline and shallow areas of both lakes to pick up any trash left over from the summer season.  There will be coffee, donuts, and a short presentation by the […]

Central HS’s Diaz finishes 11th at first mountain bike race of 2014

The first NICA high school mountain bike race for the year took place at Minooka Park in Waukesha last week. This is the first year that Central High School has participated int the sport with a team.  Aaron Diaz, a Central High School junior, finished 11th out of 25 riders. Central has another team member who could […]

Silver Lake Village Board to consider police chief’s resignation

The agenda for Wednesday’s Silver Lake Village Board meeting includes an agenda item regarding the resignation of the Silver Lake Police chief. The item, under president’s agenda, says: “To Accept Chief Dan Kingsley’s Letter of Resignation.” No further information is included in the agenda. We have requested a copy of the letter from village Clerk […]

Frances Fonk wins westofthei.com county fair booth contest

Frances Fonk of Paris was this year’s winner of westofthei.com’s guessing contest at its both at the Kenosha County Fair. This year’s contest was guessing the number of sunflower seeds in a quart canning jar. There were 2,463 seeds in the jar. Fonk’s guess of 2,455 was the closest, making ehr the winner of the prize, a […]

Units responding for possible water call on Silver Lake

At about 3:47 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue, county dive team members and Silver Lake Police officers and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a possible water call on Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Initial call indicated response to the 27900 bock of Highway F, on the Salem side of the lake. UPDATE 3:49 […]

A word from our sponsors: Wisconsin’s Own Firearms to conduct concealed/carry classes

Note: Wisconsin’s Own Firearms LLC is a westofthei.com advertiser – DH Wisconsin’s Own Firearms will be hosting Concealed /Carry Classes on Sept 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at it Twin Lakes location. The 4-hour CCW training covers the following topics: Firearms Safety, Function, Ammunition, and Legal Aspects and Considerations for carrying a firearm. All students receive a […]

Family of Kathryn Kowalczyk thanks community

The family of Kathryn Kowalczyk , who died in a fatal traffic crash on Aug. 8 in Bristol, would like to share the following thank you: Also, Culver’s in Antioch on Rt 173 by the Walmart will be having a fundraiser on Tues, Sept 9, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. During that time, 10 percent of […]

A word from our sponsors: Aug. 31, 2014 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

Note: Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty, are westofthei.com sponsors. Here are open houses being hosted today by Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty (click the links below for more information): 9800 212TH AVE, BRISTOL 23115 84TH ST, SALEM 27211 85TH PL #H2, SALEM 11325 306TH CT, SALEM 9000 226TH CT #7B, SALEM […]

Units responding to I-94 for smoking vehicle

At about 8:02 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a smoking vehicle along I-94. Per dispatch: Caller reported a smoking vehicle along the northbound lanes somewhere between Highway C and 50.

Twin Lakes Movies in the Park looks good; unstable air grounds seaplane

Twin Lakes officials anticipate being able to go forward with Movies in the Park’s screening of “Planes” tonight, but the planned pre-movie seaplane landing on Lake Mary has fallen victim to the weather. More info on the village’s Facebook page. UPDATE 7:10 p.m. — Movie screening has been cancelled now too, due to wind too strong for screen. That’s […]

Units responding for alarm at Bristol School

At about 11:31 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding for a supervisory alarm at Bristol School. Per dispatch: Alarm came in through an alarm company, showing a general alarm. UPDATE 11:32 a.m. — Bristol chief on scene is investigating and reports no signs of fire showing from the exterior. UPDATE 11:34 a.m. — […]

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