At about 8:46 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 45 and K along the Bristol-Paris border. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. Intersection blocked. One person reporting an injury. UPDATE 8:50 a.m. — Deputy blocking westbound traffic on […]
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At 6:32 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the southbound lanes of I-94 at Highway 165 for a report of a truck fire. Per dispatch: Caller reporting fire said it may have been a brake fire. UPDATE 6:38 — Deputies […]
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:
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 6 week educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself. 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. There are 2 classes you […]
Northern Illinois University announces that Mollie Wang of Bristol, is recognized as a Dean’s List student in Rehabilitation Services for the fall 2014 semester. Each semester’s Dean’s List is compiled by NIU’s academic colleges according to student grade point averages. To earn this distinction, students must meet a minimum semester grade point average of 3.5 […]
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is moving forward with a roundabout at the Highway 83 and Highway C intersection in Salem. A roundabout was selected over a revised traffic signal controlled intersection due to lower cost and greater safety, said Cindy Flower, project manager with WisDOT at a Salem Town Board Committee of the Whole […]
At 11:50 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police offices are responding to the 500 block of Oakwood Trail for a report of a car fire. UPDATE 11:54 a.m. — Police officer arriving on scene reports that vehicle’s engine compartment is “well involved” with fire.
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): 11105 233RD AVE, SALEM 1089 224TH AVE, BRIGHTON 12320 250TH AVE, SALEM 25355 RUNYARD WAY W, SALEM 27211 85TH PL #H2, SALEM […]
Twin Lakes-Randall Recreation program has a new director. Jennifer Svoboda is succeeding Val Lass, who held the position for the last nine years. “It was time to pass the torch,” said Lass, who will now be a board member for the program. Svoboda is a 2014 graduate of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, currently working as an instructional […]
The National Weather Service says there’s a pretty good chance we will get some snow this weekend. The local forecast includes a 60 percent chance of snow Saturday night and a 70 percent chance of snow Sunday. The snow should be mostly done by noon Sunday with 1 to 3 inches of accumulation before it’s […]
The Randall Town Board is opposed to contributing to the purchase of a Community Library branch building in Silver Lake. That leaves none of the four member municipalities besides Silver Lake willing to help pay for the $250,000 purchase and renovation cost. Randall Town Board members discussed the issue Thursday night at a regular monthly […]
On April 17, 2013, a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in central Texas killed 15 people and injured more than 160. The incident at the West Fertilizer Company is considered one of the worst industrial accidents in U.S. history. In the aftermath of that tragedy, questions have been raised about what information emergency first […]
Note: Peoples Bank is a westofhei.com sponsor. — DH Space is available for rent for your business in the heart of Salem at 8607 Antioch Road. This is the perfect location for retail sale shops, small office needs or retail services such as hair care, nails or shoe repair. This is a great location for […]
Kenosha County Tavern League has donated $500 to Westosha Head Start to aid local children. Westosha Head Start, located in Wilmot, services eligible children ages 3 through 5 as well as their families in the Western Kenosha County area. The program provides a preschool education that focuses on social, cognitive and hands-on learning, ensuring its children will have […]
Note: Hill Country Market is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Hill Country Market is hosting a wine tasting with appetizers on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at Hill Country Market, Highways B and 50, in Salem. Cost if $15 per person. Please pre-register for this event by calling 262-537-2111 […]
Brighton Boys Winter Classic 2015 took place Saturday at Brighton School. Host team Brighton School came away with the championship. Here are all of the results from the round robin format: Game 1: 9 a.m. — Brighton 32 pts vs. Paris 25 pts. Game 2: 10 a.m. — North Cape 27 pts vs. Union Grove 29 pts. Game 3: […]
Dustin Strzelecki, 21, of Silver Lake, was injured in a fall at a Milwaukee mall on Monday evening. Fire department officials said his injuries were “were extremely critical,” fox6now.com reported. Glendale police told Fox6 that there did not appear to be foul play involved.
At about 9:38 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a carbon monoxide alarm in the 1800 block of Pheasant in Twin Lakes. UPDATE 9:44 a.m. — One person being checked out; gas company responding.
ATC to hold meeting on final route options for power line project; Paddock Lake not happy with route
American Transmission Co. will host a public informational meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 27, on the final route options for a power line project that will connect a substation in Bristol with a substation in Lake Geneva. The meeting will take place from from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Wheatland Center School in the cafeteria. The public is invited to attend any […]
At about 7:56 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the northbound lanes of I-94 about one mile south of Highway 165. Per dispatch: Truck reportedly hit the median and rolled over. UPDATE 8:01 p.m. — Dispatch reports […]
Spring swine weigh-ins in preparation for county fairs are again going to be banned this year due to concerns over spreading a deadly, communicable virus among pigs, Dr. Paul McGraw, state veterinarian at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced this week. Here’s the full statement from DATCP:
There’s been enough recent snow Kenosha County snowmobile trail system to be re-opened, according to the 5 p.m. Jan. 8 recording at the trail hotline. The Kenosha County snowmobile trail hotline is: 671-4944. The Kenosha County message also says the Racine County trail system is open as well, but that the Walworth County system is not.
At 6:11 a.m., traffic in the northbound lanes of I-94 is being diverted off the highway at Highway 158 due to a crash. UPDATE 6:20 a.m. — WisDOT reporting all lanes are blocked. Traffic is exiting at Highway 158 and then re-entering at the on ramp at Highway 158. UPDATE 7:05 a.m. — WisDOT traffic cameras seem to […]
The National Weather Service has extended the current winter weather advisory until 3 a.m., due to the anticipation of continued reduced visibility due to blowing snow. The local forecast still calls for 1 to 3 inches of snow today and tonight. As of 3:03 p.m., we had about .75 of an inch in Paddock Lake […]
At 2:42 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 33500 block of Highway 50 in Wheatland. Per dispatch: A car and a semi tractor trailer involved. Car is in the ditch. Two people from car may be injured. […]
Wilmot High School Community Outreach will present QPR-Suicide Prevention and Awareness Training on Jan. 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn the signs and symptoms of someone who is depressed and may be suicidal and to provide steps about what to do and give necessary resources. Instructor is Shannon Riley. The training will take place […]
The Kenosha County 4-H Horse Project sponsored Annual Tack Sale will take place Sunday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wilmot Union High School, 11112 308th Ave., in the commons area. The event offers shopping and much, much more. Admission is $2 per person at the door which is donated to SMILES Therapeutic Riding, Darien. Each paid entry gets you […]
Some local schools have started to announce closings for Thursday, Jan. 8: Brighton Wheatland Bristol Paris Providence Randall Trevor/Wilmot Wilmot High School Riverview Lakewood Central High School Salem St. Alphonsus. Westosha Head Start.
At about 5:31 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Shorewood Drive and 80th Street in Salem. Per dispatch: One vehicle is rolled over and in the ditch. No one still inside vehicle.
Some local municipalities should see little change in their local government leadership as they will have all uncontested races in the April 7 election: Paddock Lake — Only incumbents President Terry Burns and Trustees Dick Fish, Gary Kaddatz, Kathy Christenson and Municipal Judge Bob Brenner filed candidacy papers by Tuesday’s deadline. Bristol — Only incumbents President Mike Farrell […]