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 […]
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, 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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
At about 7:50 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department, Twin Lakes Rescue, Town Wheatland Fire Department and Randall Fire Department units along with Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a report of a possible chimney fire at a home in the 1000 block of Shore Drive in Twin Lakes.
The Village of Twin Lakes Park Commission and season sponsor Baxter and Woodman Consulting Engineers 2014 Movies in the Parks program continues Friday, July 18. “Smurfs 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 movies. […]
The Wilmot United Methodist Church will be host its Pork Chop and Corn Roast dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9. The cost is Adults $8.00; Children ages 5-12 $5.00; and children 4 and under free. The menu includes: pork chop, ear of corn, coleslaw, dessert and drink. The pork chops are done by […]
The Kenosha Bowmen Inc. will be hosting its 6th Annual “Heidi Rendezvous Benefit” for Bryann Christensen and family on Aug. 2. Tickets are $10, which include entry to the event, pig roast meal and a raffle. In July 2013, doctors discovered that Bryann has a brain tumor. In October, 2013 he was told that he […]
There’s no good excuse for going hungry while your visiting Bristol Progress Days at Hanson Park along Highway 45 this weekend. Local organizations such as The Bristol Fire Department, the Washburn Masonic Lodge of Bristol, Job’s Daughters and other vendors are offering a variety of goodies.
Note: Bristol Progress Days is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Bristol Progress Days, the annual community festival held the weekend after the Fourth of July, in Bristol, Wis. begins today and will continue over three activity-packed days on July 11, 12, 13 The theme for this year is “Still Has The Jive” 1969-2014. The festivities include […]
Note: Bristol Progress Days is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The Bristol Progress Days Parade will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. The parade is known for its large number of varied entries and its abundance of candy treats thrown by those in the parade. The parade route works its way through downtown Bristol and […]
At about 1:29 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department and Randall Fire Department are responding to a report of a possible structure fire in the 500 block of Lakeview Avenue in Twin Lakes. Per Twin Lakes PD dispatch: Report was called in by a neighbor to home. UPDATE 1:33 p.m. — Town of Wheatland Fire Department […]
The Silver Lake Boat Parade was again a complete success. After having such cold weather earlier in the week it was great to see the sun. The boaters really represented the 4th of July with colorful decorations and original ideas. The organizers would like to give a special thanks to the Silver Lake Businesses who […]
11:31 – Twin Lakes Fire Dept. is responding to a call at 124 Richter Ct. for a fire in the oven
At about 6:40 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 24100 block of 75th Street (Highway 50) in Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: This may be a vehicle vs. pedestrian incident. UPDATE 6:47 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on the scene reports crash is […]
Kenosha County Outlaws for winning the Championship game at the Downer’s Grove, Illinois Rebels Classic. The girls went on to win with a 7-0 record. The players are made up of girls from Wilmot, Westosha Central and Bradford high schools: (Front row) Kelsie Herzog, Ashely Henningfield, Kailey McCormack, Brooke Biedrzycki, (back row) Lauren Brendel, Zoe Glass, […]
Milwaukee School of Engineering has announced the following local students have been named to the MSOE Dean’s List for the 2013-14 Winter Quarter: Benjamin Ihlen, from Trevor, was named to the Dean’s List. Ihlen is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering and Master of Science in Structural Engineering. MSOE is an independent, non-profit […]
At 1:06 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department, Silver Lake Rescue and Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units (all stations) are responding to a report of smoke in a building in the 8300 block of Fox River Road in Salem. Per dispatch: Smoke is in an out building behind a home. No flames seen, but smoke and a […]
At about 10:17 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Kenosha Fire Department units are responding to a report of a crash on I-94 near Highway 50. UPDATE 10:18 a.m. — Per dispatch: Sheriff’s Department already on scene. Patient has a hand laceration. Scene is actually on the exit ramp.
At about 11:54 a.m., Silver Lake Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a bicyclist who has crashed near Highways JI and W in Wheatland.
The Lily Lake Summerhaven Association Kids Day Parade was held July 4th. The theme was Famous American Heroes. After the parade, prizes were awarded for the best in several categories. One person was handing out hot dogs for watchers and participants in the neighborhood parade. Vietnam veteran, and longtime Wheatland firefighter Jerry Greil was the […]