The music festival fundraiser in New Munster Park had a beautiful Sunday afternoon for all the festivities. The artisans, car show, magic show, games, food, and music were raising money for suicide awareness. By mid afternoon, they had already raised over $55,000. Cormeal The music festival is in memory of Jaime Leigh Wilson. In the […]
Frances Fonk of Paris was this year’s winner of westofthei.com’s guessing contest at its both at the Kenosha County Fair. This year’s contest was guessing the number of sunflower seeds in a quart canning jar. There were 2,463 seeds in the jar. Fonk’s guess of 2,455 was the closest, making ehr the winner of the prize, a […]
At about 3:47 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue, county dive team members and Silver Lake Police officers and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a possible water call on Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Initial call indicated response to the 27900 bock of Highway F, on the Salem side of the lake. UPDATE 3:49 […]
Note: Wisconsin’s Own Firearms LLC is a westofthei.com advertiser – DH Wisconsin’s Own Firearms will be hosting Concealed /Carry Classes on Sept 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at it Twin Lakes location. The 4-hour CCW training covers the following topics: Firearms Safety, Function, Ammunition, and Legal Aspects and Considerations for carrying a firearm. All students receive a […]
The family of Kathryn Kowalczyk , who died in a fatal traffic crash on Aug. 8 in Bristol, would like to share the following thank you: Also, Culver’s in Antioch on Rt 173 by the Walmart will be having a fundraiser on Tues, Sept 9, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. During that time, 10 percent of […]
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): 9800 212TH AVE, BRISTOL 23115 84TH ST, SALEM 27211 85TH PL #H2, SALEM 11325 306TH CT, SALEM 9000 226TH CT #7B, SALEM […]
At about 8:02 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a smoking vehicle along I-94. Per dispatch: Caller reported a smoking vehicle along the northbound lanes somewhere between Highway C and 50.
Twin Lakes officials anticipate being able to go forward with Movies in the Park’s screening of “Planes” tonight, but the planned pre-movie seaplane landing on Lake Mary has fallen victim to the weather. More info on the village’s Facebook page. UPDATE 7:10 p.m. — Movie screening has been cancelled now too, due to wind too strong for screen. That’s […]
At about 11:31 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding for a supervisory alarm at Bristol School. Per dispatch: Alarm came in through an alarm company, showing a general alarm. UPDATE 11:32 a.m. — Bristol chief on scene is investigating and reports no signs of fire showing from the exterior. UPDATE 11:34 a.m. — […]
Thunderstorms are prominent, if not quite certain, in the local National Weather Service forecast for today and continuing into Saturday. There’s a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms today and a 60 percent chance tonight and Saturday. The high temperature forecast for today and Saturday is 80. Sunday looks to be a little warmer — high 82 […]
At 3:52 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and a Silver Lake Police officer are responding to a report of a crash at Highway B and F in Silver Lake. UPDATE 3:54 p.m. — Fire Department unit on the scene reports two vehicles involved and patients with minor injuries. UPDATE 3:57 p.m. […]
At about 5:17 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 50 and B in Salem. Per dispatch: Preliminary information indicates two vehicles involved, one partially rolled over and the other in the cemetery at the intersection. UPDATE 5:23 p.m. […]
At about 11:03 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding to the Twin Lakes Fire Department station on Lance Drive for an electrical burning smell. UPDATE 11:18 a.m. — Police officer reports to dispatch that smell appears to be from the HVAC system. Repair company being called.
The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for our area that says strong thunderstorms are heading our way. According to the statement, the storm is moving east at 45 mph. It is expected to be over Twin Lakes by 10:15 a.m. and Paddock Lake by 10:30 a.m. UPDATE 10:22 a.m. — Twin […]
Wheatland Town Board seemed favorably disposed to join the Southeastern Wisconsin Fox River Commission after a presentation by commission representatives at Monday’s Town Board meeting. Thomas Slawski, a Southeast Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission planner who also is a non-voting member of the Fox River Commission, and Jim Pindel, secretary and treasurer of the Fox River Commission, explained […]
Team Glory Fastpitch Softball recently threw out its first pitch by having tryouts in Trevor. Team Glory’s leaders define it as a “Purpose Driven Fastpitch Organization that gives girls the opportunity to grow as players and people in a purpose driven softball community.” Team officials are working to field four teams from the pony league […]
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. Classes will be held at […]
At about 10:30 a.m., units from Salem Fire/Rescue responded to a report of a fire in the 27300 block of 82nd Place in Salem. Bristol Fire and Rescue also responded as mutual aid. More info avaiable at Kenosha Area Fire Scanner Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/KenoshaAreaFireRescueScanner Note: Thanks to Heather Deegan for the tip. — DH
Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center is offering free, confidential memory screens. Memory screens are suggested for anyone concerned about memory changes, at risk of Alzheimer’s disease due to family history or who wants to check their memory now for future comparison. Warning signs of dementia include forgetting people’s names and events, asking repetitive […]
NOTE: Lakeland Legends Fastpitch Softball travel team tryouts for the 10U and 12U teams are scheduled for Aug. 23 at 11 am for 10U, and 1 p.m. for 12U have been cancelled.
The Town of Salem Fire /Rescue Department will be hosting an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR /AED course on Aug. 21 at 6 pm. This course is a 3-4 hour course which combines basic CPR skills training with instruction and practice in using an AED. Course covers: Adult CPR/AED with and without a mask, Adult Choking, […]
At about 9:24 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in about the 24600 block of Highway 50 (75th Street) in Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: Crash involves a car and a semi-truck. Personnel on scene reporting major damage to vehicles. UPDATE 9:25 p.m. — Second […]
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. […]
Waterfights between area fire departments is a traditional part of Sunday at the Kenosha County Fair. In this wet competition, hose teams compete to push a metal keg beyond their opponents line. Here is some video of the action at the 2014 Kenosha County Fair:
At about 10:15 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the 8800 block of Fox River Road in Salem. Per dispatch: Caller reporting crash says it is a single vehicle that has struck a tree. UPDATE 10:21 p.m. — Per dispatch: Deputy reports […]
The small animal auction took place at the Kenosha County Fair on Sunday at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. This event is the culmination of months of hard work for young people who been caring for farm animals to show and then auction at the fair. If you are a lover of a great deal on […]
Here’s the schedule for Sunday at the 2012 Kenosha County Fair: 4-H Horse Fun Show 8 a.m. Horse Shoe Pitching Contest 1:30 p.m. Firefighter water fights 1:30 p.m. Small animal auction 1:30 p.m. Derby Icons Demolition Derby 1:30 p.m.& 5 p.m. 1 to 3 p.m., Burro Creek at the Miller Lite Creek Side Stage. Class of ’62 from […]
The 2014 Kenosha County Junior Fair dairy show was held at the fairgrounds in Wilmot Friday. A animal shown by Carrie Weis was named supreme champion overall. The same animal also won senior champion Holstein and champion Holstein overall. An animal shown by Cassidy Dabbs was named reserve supreme champion overall. Following are some more […]
The 2014 Kenosha County Junior Fair Beef Show took place at the fairgrounds Thursday. A steer shown by Ashley Panek was named grand champion market steer. A steer shown by Joey McManus was named reserve grand champion market steer. We will have more results later. Check back. Meanwhile here are more photos.
Here is Thursday’s Kenosha County Fair schedule: Jr. Fair Poultry 8 a.m. Open Class Foods 9 a.m. Jr. Fair Beef 10 a.m. Open Class Beef Follows Jr. Fair Beef, 10 a.m. Open Class Cultural Arts 9:30 a.m. Junior & Open Class Goats 10 a.m. Scavenger hunt ages 12 and under 10 a.m. Pedal Tractor Pull registration 10 a.m. Pedal Pull […]