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A word from our sponsors: July 24, 2016 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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): 1734 Knob Rd, Burlington 2614 200th Ave, Union Grove 35502 52nd St, Burlington 8816 226th Ct, Salem 16805 93rd St, Bristol 10816 […]

Readers photos: Approaching storm

Valerie Smith shared these photos of Saturday evening’s approaching storm. The photos were taken in Salem.

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 1:08 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a crash at Highway 83-north and Highway 50. Per dispatch: At least one injury being reported. UPDATE 1:14 p.m. — Unit arriving on scene reports to dispatch that right lane of eastbound lanes blocked. UPDATE 1:17 p.m. — […]

Units responding for fire in Twin Lakes

At about 5:51 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue, Randall Fire Department and Town of Wheatland Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a report of a fire in the 700 block of Country Lane in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: Fire is in a garage attached to a house. UPDATE 5:54 […]

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for an area of Wisconsin that specifically includes Western Kenosha County. The warning is in effect until 7:30 p.m. The warning box includes almost all of Kenosha County west of I-94. The NWS reports that at 6:36 p.m. a storm was over Elkhorn with 60 […]

Children’s Heart Project of Samaritan’s Purse fundraiser is July 25

A fundraiser for Children’s Heart Project of Samaritan’s Purse will take place Monday July 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a short informational presentation. The event will take place at Crossway Community Church 13905 75th St, Bristol. This event includes desserts, popcorn, face painting, photo booth, silent donation items and more. All proceeds […]

Water warning lifted for Paddock-Hooker Lake Association beach

A swimming warning for the Paddock-Hooker Lake Association beach on Paddock Lake has been lifted after a retest showed lower levels of E.coli. A sample taken by Kenosha County Wednesday tested at 153 E.coli/100 mL. The State Department of Health recommends posting warnings at beaches when test results indicate a E.coli level of 300/100ml or more and […]

Garage sales page updated

West of the I’s garage sales page has been updated. Be sure to check it out each week before you begin your bargain hunting. If you’d like your sale added to the list, please drop us a line at darren@westofthei.com. Include your address, days, hours etc. We’ll even add a map to your info.

Deaths July 20, 2016: Elsie E. Brown, George Hecketsweiler Jr., Allen Michael Dunski Sr.

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:

July 20, 2016 lake test results: Warning posted at Paddock-Hooker Lake Association beach; all other tested beaches open

The Paddock-Hooker Lake Association beach on Paddock Lake will be posted with warning signs after an E.coli test this week at that location showed 387 E.coli/100 mL. The water at the PHLA beach will be resampled Wednesday. Other weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes showed E.coli levels below beach warning or closure levels. […]

Health Dept. issues advice for dealing with excessive heat

The National Weather Service still has an excessive heat watch in effect from Thursday noon to Friday 7 p.m. Heat index values are expected to exceed 100. The Kenosha County Division of Health issued the following media release with advice about how to be prepared for the heat wave: Local emergency management and health officials […]

Opinions on library board make-up still differ between Paddock Lake and Salem

Despite a looming deadline for holding back state funding, there still is not a consensus opinion on how to move forward with the make-up of the Community Library. The issue comes down to differing opinions of Paddock Lake and Salem officials. Officials from the other three Community Library member municipalities — Twin Lakes, Randall and […]

WisDOT announces start of work on Highway 165

It’s actually east of the I, but the state has announced some roadwork in Pleasant Prairie that could effect many Western Kenosha County  residents heading that way. Form a media release: On Monday, July 18, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to begin work on a resurfacing project on WIS 165 from I-94 […]

Salem Public Safety Officer Michael Ventura memorial coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

A memorial service for Salem Public Safety Officer Michael Ventura was held at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha Wednesday morning. Ventura died as the result of a traffic crash while on duty on Highway 50 in Salem Friday evening. The service was held in the Madrigrano Auditorium at the college, where Ventura just completed the police academy in […]

Salem Units Responding to Accident

8:15 p.m. – Salem units are responding to an accident, car versus hay tractor, at the 216th block of Hwy 50. 8:42 p.m. – Patient being taken by ambulance to local hospital.

July 13, 2016 lake test results: All tested beaches open

Weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes showed E.coli levels below beach warning or closure levels. Results reported Wednesday, July 6 by the Kenosha County Health Department were: Salem — Silver Lake County Park, 154 E.coli/100 mL. Paddock Lake — Old Settlers Park, 35 E.coli/100 mL; North Shore Beach Association, 6 E.coli/100 mL; Hoag Beach, 5 E.coli/100 mL; PHLA Beach, 2 E.coli/100 […]

U15 PBA Demarini Wisconsin Gold baseball win Longshots National

The U15 PBA Demarini Wisconsin Gold baseball team won the championship at the Longshots National Woodbat 4th of July Tournament in Downers Grove. The team consists of players from across Kenosha County and the greater southwest Wisconsin and northern Illinois region. Pictured above, front: Coach Nick Maginn and son Myles. Front row from left: Ivan […]

A word from our sponsors: Continued growth at Northlake Engineering spurs hiring; starting wage increased

Note: Northlake Engineering is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Northlake Engineering, Inc. continues to grow and is adding to its staff. Northlake Engineering is a manufacturer located in Bristol, WI.  We have been in business for over 50 years and are now part of Standex Electronics.  We specialize in design […]

Units responding for alarm at hotel

At about 7:57 a.m., fire units including from Bristol Fire and Rescue are responding to an alarm at a hotel at 75th Street and 125th Avenue in Kenosha. UPDATE about 8:05 a.m. — Per dispatch: False alarm due to testing.

Salem Public Safety Chief praises Ventura as good officer and asks public for time for grieving and investigation

Salem Public Safety Department Chief David Shortess, at a press conference Monday, praised Officer Michael Ventura, who died in a crash on Highway 50 in Salem while on duty Friday, as a good officer that he had confidence in. Shortess also asked the public to give the department and Ventura’s family time to grieve and for […]

2016 Bristol Progress Days Parade coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The 2016 Bristol Progress Days Parade wound its way through the heart of Bristol this afternoon. The parade had excellent weather. The Air One Multi-Jurisdictional Police Helicopter flew over the route and landed near the Progress Days festival grounds to give those interested a closer look. Units in the parade included fire department units from Bristol and other […]

Coverage of Bristol Firefighters’ Memorial dedication

The Bristol Firefighters’ Memorial was dedicated in a ceremony Sunday morning. The memorial, designed to recognize all who have served Bristol Fire and Rescue, was a joint project between the Bristol Volunteer Firemen’s Association and Bristol Fire Department. It is located at the fire station on 198th Avenue in Bristol. It features extensive stone work including sitable walls […]

Salem Public Safety officer dies in crash

A Salem Public Safety officer died in a crash on Highway 50 in Salem Friday evening, Kenosha-based public radio station WGTD is reporting. The officer’s name was not released. Here is the full WGTD story. The crash scene a little east of Highway B snarled traffic for hours afterwards. At its height, westbound traffic on […]

2016 Bristol Junior Outstanding Citizens

Micaela Lawlor and Luke Koeppel were named the 2016 Bristol Junior Outstanding Citizens Friday at the Progress Days Banquet. The banquet took place at the Parkway Chateau. The banquet kicks off the annual Bristol Progress Days community festival. Micaela is 13 and attends Bristol School. She is active in softball, basketball, volleyball, English Fest, Book […]

2016 Bristol Outstanding Citizens Julie Bayles and John Garlock

Julies Bayles and John Garlock were named the 2016 female and male Bristol Outstanding Citizens at the Bristol Progress Days banquet Friday night at the Parkway Chateau. The awards are an annual tradition at the banquet, which kicks off the three-day community festival. Bayles, the mother of 7, was nominated for her work with school […]

Traffic congestion on Highway 50

At about 6 p.m., reader Heather Deegen reports a traffic backup on westbound Highway 50 west of Paddock Lake. She said the back-up appeared to be for a traffic accident. UPDATE 6:13 p.m. — Heather reports Flight for Life Medical transport helicopter on the scene.

David Ferger sworn in as Twin Lakes Police officer

David Ferger of Pleasant Prairie was sworn in Monday night as a Twin Lakes Police officer. The ceremony took place at the Twin Lakes Village Board Committee of the Whole meeting. Here is video of Chief Adam Grosz telling a little about Ferger’s background, the swearing in by village administrator Jennifer Frederick and the ceremonial pinning […]

Registration open for Central High School Youth Football Camp

Join CHS Falcon Football coaches, staff, and Varsity players for football fundamentals and developmental instruction during summer camp session July 12-14, from 10 a.m. to noon at the CHS stadium field. Youth entering 3rd-8th grade in the fall are welcome to register on-site prior to the 10:00 a.m. camp start on July 12. $30 per […]

Bristol Progress Days 2016 will be July 8, 9, 10

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. will take place over three activity-packed days on July 8, 9, 10. The theme for this year is “Life’s a Picnic in Bristol in 2016.” The festivities […]

Wilmot Union High School second semester 2015-16 honor roll

Note: This post is sponsored by Mielke Stair Company LLC. The following students were named to the Wilmot Union High School honor roll for the second semester of the 2015-16 school year. Freshmen —  Delaney L. Ott, Carson A. Doty,  Jacob L. Brockway, Emily R. Hershelman, Skyler A. Cordova, Alexander T. Wank, Bianca R. Andersen, Jordan P. Ball, Cole M. Mulcahy, Noah M. […]

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