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Twin Lakes PD to take part in National Pharmaceutical Take Back Initiative

The Twin Lakes Police Department will participate in the   U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration eighth National Pharmaceutical Take Back Initiative on April 26. The Police Department is one of six locations in Kenosha County that has a Medication Drop Box and is available 24/7, located in the lobby of the Police Department located at 920 Lance […]

Units responding to crash in Paddock Lake

At about 5:40 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 24400 block of Highway 50 in Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: Four vehicles involved, in the eastbound lanes. Extent of injuries unknown. UPDATE 5:44 p.m. — Salem fire command request that an additional Salem ambulance be dispatched. […]

John Gendron named new administrator for Randall School District

John Gendron, the Riverview School District administrator, has been named the new district administrator for the Randall School District, according to a letter distributed to Randall staff by current Randall administrator Steve Bloom. Gendron will start at Randall effective July 1. Bloom’s resigned his position  in January. He will continue to serve as district administrator […]

Salem electors vote to form a committee to explore incorporation

Salem electors at Tuesday spring electors meeting voted overwhelmingly to form a committee to explore incorporation of the town as a village. The motion to form the committee was made by Kyle Christensen. There was some discussion about who should be on the committee, but Christensen said he would be in favor of a mix of […]

Salem electors approve $10,000 donation to The Sharing Center

Salem town electors authorized the Salem Town Board to give $10,000 to The Sharing Center food pantry and resource center, located in Trevor. The nearly unanimous vote took place at Tuesday’s annual spring electors meeting. Last year, electors authorized the board to give $5,000 to the center. This year, Tim Squier of Trevor moved to […]

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At 7:34 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a crash along State Line Road near Highway MB along the Wisconsin-Illinois border. UPDATE 7:39 a.m. — Traffic on State Line Road being blocked at Highway 45 and east of the accident scene. UPDATE 7:45 a.m. — […]

Residents ask Salem Town Board to widen ATV use in town

The Salem Town Board was willing to give further consideration to a citizen request that a town system of approved ATV routes be established. Melva Stockwell spoke about the issue at Monday’s regular Town Board meeting. Though she called herself more of a participant in “quiet sports” like bicycling, Stockwell said others in town are […]

Units responding to fire in Paddock Lake

At about 7:40 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue are responding to a report of possible chimney fire in the 6000 block of 236th Avenue in Paddock Lake. Kenosha Area Fire Rescue Scanner Facebook page says an early unit on the scene reported flames visible from the home’s chimney. UPDATE 7:46 […]

Word from our Sponsors: New temporary phone numbers for Luisa’s

Note: Luisa’s is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH. Luisa’s is experiencing phone problems. If there is no answer on the main number, please call one of the following numbers: 262-539-6078 262-539-6082 262-539-6086 262-539-6088

Boy Scout Troop 329 cleans up Fox River Park trails

Silver Lake Boy Scout Troop 329 spent this past the morning of April 6 cleaning trails at Fox River Park in Kenosha County. Troop 329 has adopted the trails at Fox River Park for the next two years and will help maintain the trails as part of their service to the community. The troop also […]

Burning not recommended now in Kenosha County, says DNR

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is rating southeastern Wisconsin, including Kenosha County, as “high” risk for wildland fires, due to current conditions. A rating of high means: “Dangerous conditions—fires difficult to control. Burning not recommended.” The Silver Lake Fire Department chief has banned burning in that village as of today until further notice. Here […]

Fire departments on scene with brush fire in Bristol

At about 3 p.m., multiple fire departments are responding to a Box Alarm for a brush fire in the 8000 block of 128th Avenue in Bristol. Bristol Fire and Rescue command activated the box alarm. Responding departments include: Twin Lakes Fire Department with an engine; brush trucks from Town of Wheatland Fire Department, Pleasant Prairie […]

Robert Opelt earns Eagle Scout rank

On April 6, Scout Robert Opelt from Troop 329 in Silver Lake stood before his Troop, family and Friends and was awarded Scouting’s highest honor the Eagle Scout rank. Robert had been looking forward to this day since completing all of his requirements early last year but had held off on the ceremony until his […]

Wilmot Shooting Club vs. Badger results

Wilmot Shooting Club Varsity and JV won their Third conference match vs. Badger High School on April 1. Varsity score was 117-116. Top scorers: Bodey Kaskin, Alicia Dale, Tara Steffen, Josh Fuson, Matt Phillips. Junior Varsity 108-102. Top scorers: Ben Epping, Brad Knoll, Dominic Woehling, Trevor Schwartz, Justin Jacobazzi. All scores can be viewed here.

Churches to present “Seven Last Words of Christ” cantata

A combined choir composed of churches from Salem, Bristol, Wesley Chapel and Wilmot UMC, under the direction of Jenny Hoffman will perform Theodore Dubois, “Seven Last Words of Christ” on April 13, Palm Sunday at 3 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church. This sacred cantata, “The Seven Last Words of Christ”, is presented in eight […]

Local departments responding for mutual aid to Kansasville

At 2:03 p.m., local fire departments are responding to a request for mutual aid for a box alarm requested by the Kansasville Fire Department for a structure fire in Kansasville. Fire is in the 21600 block of Schroeder Road. Paris Fire Department is due to respond with an engine and a chief, Silver Lake Fire […]

Wilmot Shooting Team earns awards at Sparta, IL tournament

Wilmot Shooting Club took 10 shooters to Sparta Il for the SCTP Northeastern Regional Shootout at the World Shooting Complex in Sparta, Il. on April 4-6. This was the team’s first tournament of the year. Here are the awards: Sporting Clays Lady 3rd place: Alicia Dale. Skeet Varsity 3rd place squad – Alicia Dale, Melisa […]

Units responding for mutual aid to Zion for wildfire

At about 6:56 p.m., Kenosha County based fire departments are responding to a request for mutual aid from the Zion Fire Department, which is fighting a wildfire at Illinois Beach State Park in Zion. Town of Salem Fire/Rescue is due to respond with an ambulance, Pleasant Prairie is due to respond with a tech and […]

Paddock Lake considering political sign regulations

Paddock Lake Village Board members at a committee of the whole meeting Tuesday discussed putting some limits on political signs displayed in the village. Several board members appeared to be offended by displays within the village for the just past spring election where a single candidate has numerous signs displayed on a single property. Areas […]

Workshop to explore “What is Dementia?”

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Bristol Caregiver Support Group along with Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center and Right At Home are hosting a free and informative workshop titled, “What is Dementia?” on April 21. This workshop is for family/friend caregivers who are caring for a loved one with a memory loss. The purpose of this […]

Highway 45 project pushed back to 2018

A major construction project on Highway 45 from the state line north to Highway 50 has been pushed back another year. Information distributed by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation at a public involvement meeting at the Bristol Municipal Building on Monday said construction is now projected to start in the spring of 2018 and be […]

Units responding for fire in Randall

At 3:24 p.m., Randall Fire Department, Twin Lakes Fire Department, Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Silver Lake Fire Department and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a structure fir ein the 10700 block of 395th Avenue in Randall. UPDATE 3:26 p.m. — Dispatch reports that this is actually a grass fire, but […]

Westosha Youth Basketball 3-on-3 2014 coverage (VIDEO)

Westosha Youth Basketball hosted its first 3-on-3 tournament Saturday at Central High School. Twenty teams of boys and girls competed. There also was a free-throw contest. Here’s video of some of the action from several different games in the morning:

County Emergency Management hosting Severe Weather/Tornado Spotter’s classes April 8 and 14

Kenosha County Emergency Management will be sponsoring a basic and advanced free Severe Weather/Tornado Spotter’s Class. Basic will be Tuesday, April 8 and Advanced will be Monday, April 14 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, at the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th St., Bristol. Though the class is free, people need to register with Kenosha County Emergency Management […]

Units responding to rollover crash in Bristol

At about 4:19 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 19000 block of 128th Street in Bristol. Per dispatch: Vehicle rolled over several times and now is upright in the south ditch. UPDATE 4:25 p.m. — Deputy arriving on the scene reports vehicle […]

Silver Lakes extends contract with Silver Lake Rescue Squad through 2014

The Silver Lake Village Board has extended its contract for emergency medical services with Silver Lake Rescue Squad through the end of the year. The current contract had expired March 31. The board voted to extend the contract with the current terms at Wednesday’s Village Board meeting. The vote was 5-0 with, Trustee Sabrina Moran […]

Trevor-Wilmot School Honor Roll second quarter 2013-14

Note: The following post was sponsored by Gagliardi Law, LLP. — DH High Honors 8th Grade – Jacob Gerzel 7th Grade – Kyle J. Grzyb, Kennedy M. Muff, Cole M. Mulcahy, Madison G. Zerr 6th Grade – Jordan C. Backe, Erma L. Dippold, Maxwell S. Hagberg, Benjamin Krawczyk, Karina O. Leber, Ryan D. Vazquez, Austin […]

Randall School academic pep rally coverage

Sending off an athletic team that is fortunate enough to be moving on to a state tournament is an occasion for any school to celebrate, often as a  group in the gym with music and cheers. With several students this year achieving similar level of accomplishments, but in academics rather than sports, Randall School decided […]

Wheatland Center School Honor Roll second quarter 2013-14

Note: The following post was sponsored by Gagliardi Law, LLP. — DH The following students were named to the Wheatland Center School Honor Roll for the second quarter of the 2013-14 school year: Highest Honors 8th Grade – Kayli M. Humphrey, Ashleigh B. Vinson, Isaac Bruley, Hunter Hess, Robert McNealy, Sierra R. Olson, Anthony J. […]

Bank warns of return of phishing call scam

Customers of Southport Bank, which is based in Kenosha and has a branch in Paddock Lake, have been reporting receiving phishing calls looking for personal information. Similar calls hit the area in late February-early March. These automated calls that request that someone enter personal information like account numbers or personal identification numbers are not legitimate, […]

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