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Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes registration due May 29

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a free, 6-week educational series designed by Stanford University to give you tools to take care of yourself while caring for a loved one. This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. The next class […]

A word from our sponsors: May 19, 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): 23410 112th St, Trevor Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Randall School students participate in 2018 Math 24 competition

Randall School participated in the Annual Math 24 competition sponsored by the Southern Lakes Advanced Learners Network. This competition provides an opportunity for students in the area to complete at various levels using the Math 24 game. This year, 12 students from Randall participated in this event. Here are the awards taken home: 4th grade — Pete […]

Units responding for water emergency report on Powers Lake

At about 3:28 p.m., Twin Lakes Rescue units, other fire department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to Powers Lake for a report of a possible water emergency. Per dispatch: Notification has been received from an in car system of an impact alarm mapping  a vehicle as in Powers Lake in the area of 405th […]

Public invited to Bristol School facilities and growth workshop May 21

The Bristol School District is hosting a meeting Monday, May 21 to gather opinions about its future. From a news release distributed by the district: The Bristol School District #1 Board of Education and Administration invite all community members of the school district to join us for an interactive community workshop on Monday, May 21, […]

Free community education on substance abuse available in May in Salem

Free community education  on substance abuse disorders will take place in May. On May 24, Addiction is a Disease will be presented. On May 31, Types of Treatment will be presented. Both programs will be presented from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Community Library, 24615 89th St., Salem. Pizza will be served. The programs are presented […]

Bristol School honor roll third quarter 2017-18 school year

This post is sponsored by Paddock Lake Pet Services The following Bristol School students were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year: *Denotes straight A’s Fourth grade — *Kayleigh Bannon, Paige Bastrup, Ryan Bergmann, Andrew Biehn, Iain Blair, *Evelyn Brandt, *Spencer Brankey, *Evan Buntrock, *Sophia Cetera, *Hayden Chyla, Joseph Corbeil, Ayden Cowart, Sadie Crane, Lauren Dahlberg, *Alexis Davis, *Paxton Ferruzzi, Meghan Gallentine, Leo Galton, Clara Garcia, Madilyn Gomez, Quintin […]

A word from our sponsors: The Aging Mastery Program® starting at Westosha Senior Community Center May 17

Note: Westosha Senior Community Center is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH The Aging Mastery Program®, sponsored by the National Council on Aging, is coming to the Westosha Senior Community Center. Geared towards seniors 50 years and older, this fun program will help older adults improve their health, financial security and overall well-being. […]

Fox River tops flood stage

The Fox River, as forecast by the National Weather Service, exceeded flood stage of 11 feet by about 2 p.m. Monday afternoon. As of 8 p.m., the river stands at 11.54 feet as measured at the New Munster gauge. A flood warning remains in effect. A crest of 13.3 feet is forecast for Wednesday afternoon. […]

Strong thunderstorm headed our way

At 7:27 p.m., the National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement about a strong thunderstorm headed our way in Western Kenosha County: At 727 PM CDT, a strong thunderstorm was located over Genoa City, or near Twin Lakes, moving east at 30 mph. Half inch hail has been reported with this storm. Locations impacted include… Twin Lakes, […]

A word from our sponsors: In-person registration dates for Junior Panthers Football & Cheerleading coming up

Note: Western Kenosha County Youth Football and Cheer Program is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH 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 […]

Showers and storms in forecast for Monday

It should be a rainy and stormy early Monday morning, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. There’s a 90 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight through 6 a.m., Monday. As much as .75 inch is possible. The middle of Monday should be clear, but the chance of rain and later thunderstorms […]

Local fire department responding for mutual aid to Illinois

At about 3:55 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding to a request for mutual aid to the Newport Fire Department for a crash in Lake County, Illinois at the 2.5 mile marker of I-94, northbound lanes. Per dispatch: Bristol being requested to respond with a squad. Share3 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 3

Word from our sponsors: Today is last day to register for Westosha Sports Complex May golf scramble

Note: Westosha Sports Complex is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcment. — DH Westosha Sports Complex is hosting a 4 Person Scramble golf event in May. Participants can play on Westosha Sports Complex’s state of the art golf simulator anytime between May 14 and May 31. Entry fee is $200 per team due by May 13. $80 per […]

A word from our sponsors: May 12, 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): 427 9th Pl, Kenosha Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Word from our sponsors: Play in the Westosha Sports Complex May golf scramble

Note: Westosha Sports Complex is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcment. — DH Westosha Sports Complex is hosting a 4 Person Scramble golf event in May. Participants can play on Westosha Sports Complex’s state of the art golf simulator anytime between May 14 and May 31. Entry fee is $200 per team due by May 13. $80 per […]

Units responding for alarm in Silver Lake

At about 7;54 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue is responding to a fire alarm in the 300 block of Cogswell Drive in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Resident reports alarms going off, but no smoke or flames seen. UPDATE about 9 a.m. — Deputy on scene reports this is an alarm malfunction. Share6 Tweet Share Pin +1 […]

Cool, wet Friday and Saturday

The nice, warmer days we have had this week are coming to an end for a while Friday and Saturday. High temperatures for both of those days will be in the 40s, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. And it should be wet. There’s an 50 percent chance of rain Thursday night, an […]

Units responding for alarm in Twin Lakes

At about 4:02 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a report of an alarm in the 800 block of Shore Drive in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: This is a residential fire alarm. UPDATE about 4:04 p.m. — Dispatch reports to responding units that alarm company says this […]

Units responding to Central HS for alarm

At about 9;35 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to Central High School for a supervisory general fire alarm. UPDATE 9:37 a.m. — Arriving fire unit reports no signs of fire from exterior. UPDATE 9;45 a.m. — Students re-entering the building. Share3 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 3

Twin Lakes poised to resume mosquito spraying

Mosquito spraying appears to be coming back to Twin Lakes this summer. Village President Howard Skinner at Monday’s committee of the whole meeting directed village administrator Jennifer Frederick to come to the May 21 regular Village Board with costs of mosquito spray and pellets for the board’s consideration. The village has not sprayed the entire […]

Word from our sponsors: Play in the Westosha Sports Complex May golf scramble

Note: Westosha Sports Complex is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcment. — DH Westosha Sports Complex is hosting a 4 Person Scramble golf event in May. Participants can play on Westosha Sports Complex’s state of the art golf simulator anytime between May 14 and May 31. Entry fee is $200 per team due by May 13. $80 per […]

Units responding for fire in Twin Lakes

At about 12:31 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a report of a possible fire in the 800 block of Maple in Twin Lakes. UPDATE 12:34 p.m. — Caller confirms to dispatch that building is on fire. Incident retoned as structure fire. Randall Fire Department, Town of […]

Power outage centered in Bristol

At 7:55 a.m., We Energies is reporting a power outage centered at Highways 50 and 45 in Bristol. The cause is under investigation and 646 customers are being reported as affected. UPDATE 9:48 a.m. — Outage being reported as resolved. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Report from the road: Traffic signals on flashing red in Bristol, Paddock Lake, Salem

We received a report from someone who just drove through there that the traffic signals at Highways 50 and 45 in Bristol were on flashing red at about 7:25 a.m. Be prepared to stop if you are approaching that intersection. This may be related to power outages We Energies is reporting in that area. At […]

Twin Lakes considers changes to sex offender residency ordinance

The Twin Lakes Village Board is considering some changes to its sex offender residency ordinance aimed at making it more difficult to challenge in the wake of some recent court cases. Along with making the law more difficult to challenge, one change also may increase the percentage of territory in the village in which a […]

Units responding for crash in Trevor

At about 5:30 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 25600 block of Highway SA in Trevor. UPDATE 5:31 p.m. — Two vehicles involved. Share9 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 9

Open burning bans lifted in Wheatland, Salem Lakes, Paddock Lake, Brighton

The fire chiefs for Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Town of Wheatland Fire Department have cancelled open burning bans that were issued earlier this week in their respective coverage areas. That action affects Salem Lakes, Paddock Lake, Brighton and Wheatland. In announcing the cancelling of the Wheatland ban, town Clerk Sheila Siegler reminded residents there to […]

Salem Grade School honor roll third quarter 2017-18

This post is sponsored by Paddock Lake Pet Services The following students were named to the Salem Grade School third quarter 2017-18 honor roll: High Honors Sixth grade — Annika Anderson, Ella Anderson, Reese Beucher, Hannah Boyd, Coren Bracey, Hailey Bridges, Leo Chen. Victoria Collins, Christopher Csukas, Adam David, Grace Davy, Christos Dovas, Samantha Erber, Olivia Godin, Megan Greenhill, Alexander Hannah, Makaylie Heckel, Jaime Hensley, Ana Hull, Logan Kubisiak, William Larson, Julia MacIntyre, Krisala Mack, Lila McNeill, Collin Meininger, Mason Mitacek, Braedon […]

Units responding to alarm in Twin Lakes

At about 8:26 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and a Twin Lakes Police officer are responding to an alarm in the 1100 block of Shore’s Drive. Per dispatch this is a smoke detector sounding. UPDATE about 8:30 a.m. — Police officer confirms false alarm due to cooking with home owner. Share5 Tweet Share Pin […]

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