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Orientation for potential UW-Extension Master Gardeners is Feb. 17

Orientation for anyone interested in 2016 Master Gardener Volunteer Program will be held Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th St., Bristol. This session is an opportunity to learn more about the Master Gardener Volunteer program, the training course and volunteer projects. Attendance is required to apply for the Master Gardener Volunteer […]

Bristol Progress Days hosting dinner and show fundraiser March 19

Bristol Progress Days will host “Murder at the Deadwood Saloon” at the Parkway Chateau, March 19 at 7 p.m. This is a dinner and show fundraiser.  The play gives you an opportunity to be a suspect or even the victim, and to enjoy a great meal that includes a Barron of Beef and Chicken. The total […]

Colder weather starts Tuesday night

A dip in the temperature is starting Tuesday night and will stick around through Saturday. For the most part, highs in the teens and lows in single digits will be the norm, says the National Weather Service forecast. Friday is the exception. The high might top 20 that day. Wind chill is expected to be below zero […]

Ash tree logging will close two local county recreational facilities temporarily

The ash tree removal that has temporarily closed Petrifying Springs County Park in Somers will next be coming to two Western Kenosha County park facilities. From a statement issued by the county’s Department of Public Works & Development Services Wednesday: Petrifying Springs Park is expected to reopen on Feb 20th, Kenosha County Parks Director Jonathan Rudie […]

Units responding for crash in Randall

At about 7:46 a.m., Randall Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units along with sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 12300 block of Highway W in Randall. Per dispatch: Single vehicle is rolled over in a ditch. UPDATE about 7:48 a.m. — Occupant of the vehicle is apparently […]

Units responding to crash in Randall

At about 4:17 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to report of a crash in the 9300 block of Highway JI In Randall. Per dispatch: Single vehicle involved — van rolled over on its roof. UPDATE 4:22 p.m. — Randal FD unit on […]

Riverview School wins third place in clothing recycling competition

Local clothing recycler USAgain is proud to announce that Riverview School in Silver Lake has won third position in 2015 America Recycles Day Challenge for schools. America Recycles Day Challenge is USAgain’s annual clothing recycling competition. Participating schools collected clothing and household textiles in a USAgain recycling bin located on the school grounds. Riverview Elementary school won the […]

Silver Lake considers donation for The Sharing Center

A proposal by Silver Lake village President Bruce Nopenz that the village consider a cash donation to The Sharing Center in Trevor met with little support and one trustee calling such an action illegal. But Nopenz said he will have the village attorney look into the legality of the matter before he lets it drop. Nopenz, […]

Wilmot vs Central in boys basketball coverage (PHOTOS)

The Wilmot Union High School Panthers edged out the Central Falcons in boys basketball Tuesday. This episode of Western Kenosha County’s sports rivalry  took place at Wilmot. The final score was Wilmot 94 Central 92. Here are some more photos from the game:

A word from our sponsors: WKCYF Bulldogs in-person registration is Feb. 6

Note: WKCYF Bulldogs is a westofthei.com sponsor. The following is a paid announcement — DH It’s that time of year again!!! Calling all football players, cheerleaders and coaches who want to be part of something great. The WKCYF Bulldogs are gearing up for their 17th season and have officially opened registration. WKCYF Bulldogs will be hosting […]

Free income tax assistance available

Free income tax assistance is available in Kenosha County for low to moderate income families. IRS certified volunteers are ready to assist taxpayers to complete and e-file their tax returns for free for households earning up to $54,000. The Kenosha County VITA Coalition is working in partnership with United Way of Kenosha County, Carthage College, Kenosha County […]

Units responding to crash in Wheatland

At about 7:25 a.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units along with sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highway 50 and Highway O in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Crash involves two cars in the westbound lanes. At least one injury being reported. UPDATE 7:34 a.m. — Deputy on the scene […]

Units responding for truck fire in Paddock Lake

At about 12:31 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a truck fire at 66th Street and 238th Avenue in Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: The vehicle is a garbage collection truck. UPDATE 12:37 p.m. — Salem F/R unit arriving on scene reports to dispatch that chassis of […]

Free, confidential memory screens and dementia care consultations available

The Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center is now offering free, confidential memory screens and dementia care consultations scheduled monthly at the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th St., (Highways 50 and 45) Bristol. Memory screens are suggested for anyone concerned about memory changes, at risk of Alzheimer’s disease due to family history or who wants […]

Kenosha Lions Foundation grants available to county service organizations

The Kenosha Lions Foundation has announced that they will continue their Grants Award Program in 2016 to Kenosha County service organizations. This will mark the 31st consecutive year that Lions/Lioness Clubs of Kenosha County have made these grants available to the Kenosha community. Non-profit groups may request an application for funding and guidelines by writing to the: Kenosha Lions Foundation P.O. […]

Units responding for investigation in Paddock Lake

At about 2:42 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to the 24800 block of 75th Street (Highway 50) in Paddock Lake for an investigation. Per dispatch: A strong smell of natural gas was reported by a caller. UPDATE 2:59 p.m. — Per dispatch: Light gas smell detected by fire […]

Twin Lakes Area Food Pantry thanks 2015 donors

The following message is from the Twin Lakes Area Food Pantry Board of Directors: The Twin Lakes Area Food Pantry (TLAFP) would gratefully like to thank all the area merchants, organizations, and individuals who have helped us this past year through donations of food, money and time. With your support, we have been able to provide food to 1,006 families […]

A word from our sponsors: Lakeland Little League baseball and softball registration open now; in-person registration today

It may still be chilly outside, but it’s not too early to be thinking about Lakeland Little League baseball and softball. Open registration for both baseball and softball is open now online now at the league’s website. There also will be in-person registration at Central High School in Paddock Lake on Jan. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 […]

Deaths Jan. 25, 2016: Gary R. Zobel, Monica Cetera

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:

WisDOT public involvement meeting on Highway 12/Highway NN project is Jan. 27

If you travel Highway 12 in Walworth County in the Elkhorn area often, you might be interested in the following announcement from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation about the Highway 12-County NN interchange. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is announcing a public involvement meeting to discuss the upcoming reconstruction of the US 12/County NN interchange, in […]

Monday weather: Fog, then rain, then snow

Monday’s temperatures should reach a comfortable — for late January — high of 37. But there also will be patchy fog, followed by rain followed by snow, says the local National Weather Service forecast. Rain will come this afternoon, most likely after about 3 p.m. Snow is most likely to start and continue in the wee hours […]

A word from our sponsors: Help wanted — The Sharing Center seeks food pantry manager

Note: The Sharing Center is advertising this position at westofthei.com. — DH The Sharing Center in Trevor is seeking a Food Pantry Manager. Position is 25-30 hours a week. Applicant must have a clean driving record, proven ability to manage teams of volunteers/staff, able to walk/lift/stand for most of the day, great attitude, and a service […]

2016 Herman and Virginia Gundlach Scholarship applicants sought

Executive Director Robert Schneider announced that the Kenosha Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2016 Herman and Virginia Gundlach Scholarship. “We invite high school seniors who are currently attending Kenosha County’s eight public high schools and want to continue their education at a college in Wisconsin to apply for the Gundlach Scholarships,” said Schneider. For the Gundlach […]

Salem supervision of Silver Lake public works on hold

The Silver Lake Village Board tabled having Salem supervise the village’s public works workers. Earlier this month, with the retirement of longtime Silver Lake DPW supervisor Bob Williams looming, village President Bruce Nopenz had proposed having Salem supervise the remaining one full -time employee and one part-time employee in the Silver Lake public works department. Salem […]

Lake Shangri-la’s 46th Annual Ice Fishing Derby is Jan. 30 & 31

Note: The organizers of this event have advertised it with westofthei.com — DH. Lake Shangri-la’s 47th Annual Ice Fishing Derby — “the biggest little fishing derby in the world” –will take place this year on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 30 and 31. There will be hourly door prizes and fishing prizes. Derby raffle prizes include […]

Date set for Obregon trial on homicide and other charges

A trial for Andrew Obregon is scheduled to take place in September on a total of over 30 charges including homicide. Obregon, of Bristol, is accused of killing Tywon Anderson, 37, of Kenosha, and leaving his body in Paris. While a person of interest and later a suspect in Anderson’s death, Obregon eluded law enforcement for almost […]

Units responding for crash on I-94

At 6:08 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units along with sheriff’s deputies and state patrol officer are responding to a report of a crash in the southbound lanes of I-94 near Hoghway 165.

Joshua Cooper newest Twin Lakes PD lieutenant

Joshua Cooper was sworn as the Twin Lakes Police Department’s lieutenant at Monday’s regular Village Board meeting. Village administrator Jennifer Frederick administered the oath, after some remarks by police Chief Adam Grosz. After Cooper signed his oath, Sonya Cooper pinned on his new badge. Cooper has been with the department since 2008. He had been serving as […]

Units responding for crash in Twin Lakes

At about 4:12 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue and Randall Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a report of a crash in the 36400 block of Highway F in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: A vehicle has struck a tree. UPDATE 4:13 p.m. — TLPD officer on scene says crash is […]

Lakewood School new addition dedication night is Jan. 29

Lakewood School will be holding a Dedication Night for its new addition on Jan. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. The schedule is as follows: 6 p.m. — Doors open; fun activities begin. 6:30 p.m.   -Pre-ceremony entertainment by Lakewood band. 7 p.m. — Ribbon cutting dedication. 7:15 p.m. — Activities resume. 7:45 p.m. — Drawing for prizes. 8 p.m. — Festivities end. Visitors will […]

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