At about 5:15 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a crash in the 500 block of Burlington Avenue in Twin Lakes. UPDATE 5:18 p.m. — Southbound traffic on Burlington Avenue being blocked at Mueller Avenue.
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At about 6:01 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to the 7700 block of Highway P for an investigation. Per dispatch: A strong smell of gas has been reported. UPDATE 6:35 p.m. – Utility crew now responding.
The 2015 La Salette Shrine Craft & Vendor Fair will take place Sunday, Nov. 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will include bake sale, hot food, raffle, unique and specialty gifts. Shop For The Holidays. May one-of-a-kind gifts. Come walk the grounds; holiday lights on at dusk. La Salette Shrine is located on Highway KD at […]
A hunter safety class was conducted earlier this month at Silver Lake Sportsmen’s Club. Skills practiced included shooting rifle, shotgun and tracking a deer through the woods. Here are some more photos:
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): 10816 269th Ave, Trevor 11105 233rd Ave, Trevor 18625 116th St, Bristol 31120 Burlington Rd, Burlington 8537 Antioch Rd, Salem 27925 41st […]
At about 11:15 a.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in about the 1500 block of the southbound lanes of I-94. Per dispatch: Crash reportedly involves at least three vehicles and perhaps more. Kenosha Fire Department has offered to also respond and Paris command has […]
Here are some photos readers have shared of the first snow — which also happens to be the first big snow — of the Winter of 2015-16:
Pat Kjellander was recognized by the Twin Lakes Village Board on Monday for her 36 years of service to the village as an election official. Kjellander first worked a Twin Lakes election in 1979. She was named chief election inspector in 2001. “I don’t know how they will do it without you,” said Village President Howard Skinner. […]
At about 9:39 a.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a vehicle fire in the southbound lanes of I-94 near the Highway 142. Per dispatch: Flames and smoke reported. State Patrol unit also responding. UPDATE 9:45 a.m. — Deputies not finding a vehicle on fire in reported […]
Twin Lakes total village tax levy will increase 4.4 percent for 2016. The budget that includes the levy was approved unanimously Monday night by the Village Board, with Trustee Kevin Fitzgerald absent. The total 2016 tax levy for village and library is $3,601,133. The total tax levy in 2015 was $3,449,984. Village administrator Jennifer Frederick explained a […]
At about 2:35 p.m., the Town of Wheatland Fire Department is responding for mutual aid to the Lyons Fire Department. Wheatland is requested to respond with a tender (water tanker) for a compost fire. Fire is in the 6500 block of Moelter Road. UPDATE 2:52 p.m. — Twin Lakes Fire Department is being requested to […]
Julie Harms was named the new Twin Lakes village clerk by the Twin Lakes Village Board Monday. Harms will succeed Kathleen Richardson, who is retiring. Harms appointment will be effective Jan. 9, 2016. Harms is no stranger to the village. She is the current deputy clerk, working her way up from a temp. “We think she […]
At about 8:58 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 13500 block of Highway K along the Bristol/Paris border. Per dispatch: Crash involves two vehicles. Westbound lanes blocked.
Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete donated $1,000 to the Twin Lakes Food Pantry on Monday. Denny Ketterhagen, Ozinga sales representative, presented the check to Melissa Papacek, representing the food pantry. Also present was Twin Lakes village President Howard Skinner. Ketterhagen said Ozinga recently purchased Bassett Ready Mix. The funds for the donation came from a golf outing that […]
The Western Kenosha County Youth Football Program Bulldogs captured the 3A Big10 middleweight championship Nov. 15. The Bulldogs won the game by a score of 8-0 over the Zion Jr. Zee Bees at Grayslake North High School. The Bulldogs finished the season with a record of 8-3. The bulldog roster consists of Benson du chemin, Kaleb […]
At about 3:43 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding for mutual aid to the Newport Fire Department for a structure fire in the 17800 block of Route 173 in Lake County. Bristol is being requested to respond with a tender (tanker). UPDATE 3:52 p.m. — MABAS box alarm now activated. Town of Salem Fire/Rescue […]
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): 31120 Burlington Rd, Burlington 8537 Antioch Rd, Salem 33408 Bassett Rd, Burlington 27925 41st St, Salem 6114 242nd Ave, Paddock Lake (Salem) […]
A word from our sponsors: Hill Country Market & Breezy Hill Nursery Holiday Sparkle Event is Nov. 19
Note: Hill Country Market & Breezy Hill Nursery are westofthei.com sponsors. — DH Hill Country Market & Breezy Hill Nursery are hosting their Holiday Sparkle Event on Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Cost is: $15/person. Participants will enjoy a night of holiday decor and demos from Breezy Hill Nursery and a wine tasting with appetizers from Hill Country […]
Callie Rucker was appointed town clerk by the Randall Town Board Thursday at its regular meeting. Rucker succeeds Phyllis Kaskin, who held the post since 1967, when she succeeded her husband after his death. She retired as of Oct. 31. Rucker’s appointment was hardly a surprise. She has been working along side Kaskin learning the ropes […]
At about 8:38 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highways 50 and B in Salem. Per dispatch: Callers report one vehicle in the ditch with a driver who may be trapped and another vehicle with a driver and a passenger. UPDATE […]
Trevor Wilmot School is hosting a pancake breakfast this Sunday, Nov. 15, from 8 a.m. until noon. The proceeds will be used to support the music department. Tickets are $5 for ages 5 and up; children 4 and under are free. There will also be a craft fair including over 20 vendors with free admission. There […]
Central High School celebrated Veteran’s Day Wednesday afternoon. Veteran’s could gather for a reception from 1:15 until the program at 2 pm. The speaker for the assembly was Jake Eckhart, a Central grad who was a guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. For the month of October, the school store, the Falcon’s Nest, […]
Riverview School staff and students honored US military veterans with a program Tuesday at the school. The program included students performing a Pledge of Allegiance ceremony, an explanation of the symbolism of the POW/MIA Table, performances of appropriate musical numbers by band and choir students and remarks from district administrator Jon Schleusner. “Whatever you call it, (Veterans Day) […]
Kenosha County Emergency Management issued the following media release regarding Wisconsin Winter Awareness Week: Kenosha County Emergency Management wants to know, “Are You Ready for Winter?” Governor Scott Walker has declared November 9-13, 2015 as Wisconsin’s Winter Awareness Week. The annual campaign, sponsored by Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM), Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT), and the National […]
Wilmot Union High School hosted its annual Veterans Day Program Wednesday at the school’s Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse. The student body and staff attended. Organizers said there were over 100 veterans in attendance. “Today, it is our privilege to say thank you,” said social studies teacher Marlene A. Tilsner, who also organized the program. The program started […]
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for nine Wisconsin counties including Kenosha County effective until 11 p.m.
Westosha Senior Center will be hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. to noon at the center, 19200 93rd St. (Highway C) Bristol. Meal includes 2 pancakes, 2 sausage, 2 eggs, fruit cup, orange juice and coffee. Admission is: Adults $7, ages 6-12 $3, and under 6 free. Carry outs available. For more […]
At about 3:10 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units, sheriff’s deputies and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a report of a crash at Highways O and F in Randall. Per dispatch: Crash involves an SUV and a school bus with 25 students on board. No injuries reported.
A Veterans Day Program will be conducted at Salem School on Nov. 11, starting at 2:15 p.m. The school would like to extend the invitation to all Veterans. For more information please contact Virginia Vinson at 843-2356 Ext 125. Salem School is located at 8828 Antioch Road, Salem.
Volunteers are needed for the free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to help provide tax preparation assistance, quality review, client registration and language interpretation. Tax assistance is offered at multiple locations in Kenosha County: Twin Lakes Community Library – 110 S. Lakeshore Drive, Twin Lakes. Salem Community Library – 24615 89th Street, Salem. Kenosha […]