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Christ Lutheran Church to host bingo Aug. 14

Christ Lutheran Church Monthly Community Bingo will take place Thursday, Aug. 14 at the church, 24929 75th St. (Highway 50), Paddock Lake. Doors open at 5 p.m.; game starts at 6 p.m. Packages available for $10 & $20. Everyone is welcome. On-site concessions (please, no outside food or beverages).

Lake Elizabeth part of Wisconsin Walleye Initiative

Lake Elizabeth in Twin Lakes is a sentinel lake in the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative, those attending the  Twin Lakes Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District meeting on Saturday learned. As a result, the lake could see a huge increase in stocking of large walleye fingerlings starting in 2015, said Luke S. Roffler, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources senior fisheries […]

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for an area of Wisconsin including Kenosha County. The warning is in effect until 9:15 p.m. This storm is traveling at about 60 mph. Radar indicates that the storm is over the Burlington area now and heading southeast. This storm has produced some nickel-sized hail, […]

Units responding to report of fire in Bristol

At about 4:48 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Town of Salem Fire/Rescue, Paris Fire and Rescue and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire at a mobile home park in the 8700 block of 184th Avenue in Bristol. Per dispatch: Black smoke reported coming from […]

Twin Lakes Movies in the Park continues with “Despicable Me 2″

The Village of Twin Lakes Park Commission and season sponsor Baxter and Woodman Consulting Engineers 2014  Movies in the Parks program continues Friday, Aug. 1. “Despicable Me 2″ will be screened beginning at dusk in the outdoor amphitheater on the shores of Lake Mary at Lance Park. Bring a blanket or chair for these free, family-friendly […]

Bristol woman died in Highway C crash

The driver that died in a car crash on Highway C Monday has been identified by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department as Jessica Jones, 28, of Bristol. The cause of the vehicle leaving the roadway is still under investigation, said Sgt. Bill Beth, Sheriff’ Department spokesman. Highway C was closed to traffic for over four […]

UPDATE: Driver dies in Salem crash

The driver of a car that left Highway C in Salem this evening died, a sheriff’s department spokesman said. The following statement was released by KCSD Sgt. Bill Beth: At 2022 hours this evening Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputies responded with Salem Fire and Rescue to the scene of a fatal car crash in the 21700 […]

Bristol old town hall project takes step forward

The Bristol Village Board took a step forward in the drive to see the old town hall building brought back to use other than storage. The board passed a resolution Monday recognizing that its predecessor — the town of Bristol — turned over ownership of the building to Kenosha County. The resolution further stated that […]

Units responding to crash in Salem

At about 8:25 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 21700 block of Wilmot Road (Highway C) in Salem. Per dispatch: Caller says car flipped over. UPDATE 8:26 p.m. — Second ambulance requested to respond to the scene. UPDATE 8:32 p.m. — Dispatch […]

Daily Rose: Fair has two days of rides wristband specials

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH If you can’t get enough of the up and down and round and round of the midway rides at the Kenosha County Fair, then there are two days you will want to keep in mind. There will be two midway wrist band promotion days […]

Twin Lakes to open channel from Lake Elizabeth to new spillway

The Twin Lakes Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District approved spending no more than $2,400 for treatment of Eurasian milfoil and lilypads in an effort to open up a channel through which water can easier flow from the southern end of Lake Elizabeth to the newly constructed spillway located over the state line. Stantec will perform […]

Healthy Food Drive set for July 27

A group of volunteers is hosting a Healthy Food Drive in Kenosha County to support the Sharing Center, which provides food to families and other local food shelters. The food drive will take place Sunday, July 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Richter’s Marketplace in Twin Lakes. Ideas for items to donate include: Fruits and […]

Units responding for investigation in Silver Lake

At about 9:10 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue units and a Silver Lake Police officer are responding to a Northwater and Second for an investigation. Per dispatch: Caller reporting a burning rubber smell. UPDATE 9:17 p.m. — Police officer on the scene reports to dispatch a slight smell in the area, […]

Daily Rose: Get commercial at the fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The Commercial Building at the Kenosha County Fair hosts a wide variety of booths from the strictly commercial to the more philosophical. Through the years I have seen booths from law enforcement, political parties, builders, media, sellers of all types of merchandise and even […]

Units responding to crash in Salem

At about 5:55 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 21700 block of Salem Road (Highways AH) in Salem. UPDATE 5:58 p.m. — Two vehicles involved, in traffic. Deputy on scene. UPDATE 6:13 p.m. — Second ambulance being dispatched to the scene.

Garage sales page updated

West of the I’s garage sales page has been updated. Be sure to check it out each week before you begin your bargain hunting. If you’d like your sale added to the list, please drop us a line at darren@westofthei.com. Include your address, days, hours etc. We’ll even add a map to your info.

The Aquanuts place second at Wisconsin Water Ski Show Championships

The Aquanuts competed at the 48th annual Wisconsin Water Ski Show Championships in Wisconsin Rapids, on Lake Wazeecha July 17-20. This year 24 teams from around the state came to show off their talents, and sense of humor, for some wholesome family entertainment. The Aquanuts are skiing within the theme of “Land of the Lost […]

Daily Rose: Hay bale toss contest is Friday evening at fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The hay bale throwing contest at the Kenosha County Fair will take place at 6:30 p.m., Friday of the fair. Pre-registration starts at 6 p.m. There is a $1 entry fee The premise is simple. Take a bale of hay and see how far […]

Units responding for crash in Brighton

At about 12:20 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 75 and PH in Brighton. Per dispatch: Crash involves a vehicle that is off the road in a field. UPDATE 12:26 p.m. — Salem FD command on scene and has made contact with […]

Kelsey Woodke named to Upper Iowa University Dean’s List

Kelsey Woodke, a Marketing major from Salem, was named to the Upper Iowa University 2013-14 Spring Dean’s List. To be honored, the undergraduate must have earned a minimum 3.50 GPA for the semester and be enrolled as a full-time student. For more information about Upper Iowa University, go to www.uiu.edu.

Salem Town Board hears citizen views on ATV route

The Salem Town Board heard Monday from residents about their views on allowing ATV use on designated routes on town roads. Speakers at the special meeting just for this purpose included those who support and oppose the ordinance. By my count 26 people total spoke. Fourteen opposed the new ordinance, eight supported the new ordinance and […]

A word from our sponsors: Affordable Alarms offers home security at reasonable cost

Note: Affordable Alarms is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Affordable Alarms offers effective security for your home at a reasonable onetime cost. Affordable Alarms was founded by Powers Lake native and experienced law enforcement officer Bryan Pelz. A sheriff’s deputy for the last 19 years, he mainly patrols areas west of Highway 45 in Kenosha County. […]

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 5:55 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 14800 block of Highway K in Bristol. Per dispatch: A single vehicle spun out and is now off the road. Driver reporting some injuries. UPDATE 6:01 p.m. — Deputy on the scene reports to […]

Tractor Trek travels through Twin Lakes

The path of McHenry County Farm Bureau 12th annual Tractor Trek brought it up to Kenosha County. They began their trip at the Historic Petersen Farm, across from Petersen Park on McCullom Lake Road. They came up through Spring Grove, to have lunch at Twin Lakes Country Club. The trip is an annual fundraiser for […]

Riverview School students get lessons in emergency preparedness

Over 50 fifth graders at Riverview Grade School in Silver Lake learned how to be prepared to respond in the event of a disaster or emergency during an event at the school near the end of the school year. The students are participating in the STEP, or Student Tools for Emergency Planning, program. The statewide […]

Units responding for garage fire in Bristol

At about 10:13 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Paris Fire and Rescue and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a garage fire in the 20100 block of 63rd Street in Bristol. UPDATE 10:15 p.m. — Per dispatch: Deputy at scene says truck inside the attached garage appears to be […]

Units responding for smoke in Paddock Lake

At about 8:48 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of smoke in the area of 61st Street and 242nd Avenue in Paddock Lake.

Aug. 17 golf outing will benefit Westosha Basketball

A golf outing fundraiser for Westosha Basketball Programs will take place Aug. 17 at Bristol Oaks Country Club. The outing will have an 18 Hole Scramble format, with a 12:30 p.m. start. Entry fee is $80 per person, including 18 holes w/cart, unlimited range balls. Lunch on the turn. Prizes for: Longest drive, Longest putt, Closest to […]

Silver Lake dissolution referendum survives procedural challenge from village president

Questions from village President Sue Gerber about the procedure followed by those seeking a dissolution referendum in Silver Lake apparently will not stop the vote from happening. Gerber said the signatures for the dissolution were presented as a direct resolution petition instead of under the provision of the state statue governing the dissolution of a […]

A word from our sponsors: Help wanted – delivery driver

Note: This post is sponsored by Olson Salt and Soft Water. — DH Olson Salt and Soft Water of Powers Lake is seeking a delivery driver. A CDL is a plus, but the company will train the right individual. Person will car pool to Milwaukee. Warehouse experience and experience driving/maneuvering  a box truck helpful. Job […]

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