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Bristol Fire and Rescue responding to accident

5:12 p.m. – Bristol Fire and Rescue are responding to an accident at Highway Q and Highway U for an accident with injuries.

Silver Lake tavern fire update (PHOTOS)

  Fire broke out this morning at a tavern in the 200 block of Railroad Street in Silver Lake. Someone cleaning in the building was made aware of the fire by a passer-by. Personnel manning the Silver Lake Fire Department engine could see the smoke coming from the back of the building, from the fire station, but […]

Units responding to fire in Silver Lake

At 6:44 a.m.. Silver Lake Fire Department and Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a structure fire in the 200 block of S. Railroad Street in Silver Lake. UPDATE 6:49 a.m. — MABAS box alarm activated. Twin Lakes Fire Department responding with a tender and a truck. UPDATE 6:54 a.m. — MABAS box […]

2015 Kenosha County Fair Junior Fair Poultry Show results

The 2015 Kenosha County Fair Junior Fair poultry show was held Friday at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. Here are the results of the judging:

Bristol Fire and Rescue responding to accident

6:45 p.m. – Bristol Fire and Rescue are responding to an accident in the 16700 bloc of 93rd St. between a motorcycle and vehicle. Update 7:00 p.m. – Flight for Life landing zone being set up at Hwy 45 and Hwy 50. Update 7:04 p.m. – Hwy C closed between Hwy D and Hwy 45. […]

2015 Kenosha County Junior Fair dairy results

Here are the results of the 2015 Kenosha County Junior Fair dairy show, held Friday at the fairgrounds in Wilmot:

2015 Kenosha County Junior Fair dairy show coverage (PHOTOS)

The 2015 Kenosha County Junior Fair dairy show took place Friday at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. A senior 2-year-old shown by Chase Warren was named supreme champion. Reserve champion was a 5-year-old Holstein also shown by Chase Warren. We are expecting to have more judging results later. Check back! In the meantime, here are some more […]

One Paddock Lake beach to reopen, one to remain closed

One Paddock Lake beach that was closed Wednesday for a high E. coli test result will reopen for swimming Thursday. The beach at Old Settlers County Park in Paddock Lake will reopen after a follow-up test showed a result of 130 E. coli/mL. A result of 300 E. coli/mL triggers a swimming advisory while a […]

Lauren Feltner is 2015 Kenosha County Fairest of the Fair

Lauren Feltner was named 2015 Kenosha County Fairest of the Fair. The crowning took place Wednesday evening at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. 2014 Fairest Kristin Blume performed the honors. The other members of the fairest court will be Miranda Bird and Bailey Slater. The court and fairest selections were made after two rounds of judging, which […]

A word from our sponsors: Wisconsin Emissions Testing available at Wilmot Auto Service

Note: Wilmot Auto Service is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Wisconsin Emissions Tests can now be done at Wilmot Auto Service. The test is free to you. Call 862-6300 for an appointment. Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 to 11 a.m. Wilmot Auto Service, Inc is an independent […]

2015 Kenosha County Fair Open Class judging

Open class judging in many classes took place Wednesday at the Kenosha County Fair in Wilmot. Some of the categories judged today were: Clothing, knitting and crocheting, home furnishings, flowers and plants, vegetables and photography. Open class is for individuals who do not participate in junior fair. The judging may have taken place today, but the exhibits will […]

2015 Kenosha County Junior Fair swine show coverage (PHOTOS)

The 2015 Junior Fair Swine Show took place Wednesday morning at the Kenosha County Fair in Wilmot. The grand champion market swine was shown by Morgan Rau. The reserve grand champion market swine was shown by Tucker Matrisch. We will have more judging results later. Meanwhile, here are some more photos from the show:

How to pay for care is topic of free workshop

The Kenosha County Caregiver Coalition is proud to offer a free workshop that will provide information explaining the difference ways in which care can be paid for. This will include care in your home, assisted living or nursing home. Rachel DeWildt, Information, Assistance & Access Supervisor, at the Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center and Ali Nelson, […]

Deaths Aug. 17, 2015: Howard K. Gehrke

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:

Grant MacKinnon named to Creighton University’s Spring 2015 Dean’s List

The following students from Western Kenosha County area were named to Creighton University’s Spring 2015 Dean’s List: Grant MacKinnon of Salem, a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences Full-time students who earn a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale are eligible for the Dean’s List. Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., enrolls […]

Accident call

Randall Fire and Twin Lakes Rescue responded for an accident at 374th Ave and 128th St at 5:12 am.

Daily Celebration: Take the bus to the fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair and Western Kenosha County Transit are westofthei.com sponsors. — DH All aboard to the Kenosha County Fair! Western Transit will offer stops to the fair for no additional cost in the following fashion on Aug. 19, 20, and 21 (this will impact arrival/departures as regularly scheduled those days): Leaving Twin […]

Readers’ photos: Sky before the storm

Here are some reader submitted photos of the storm Friday evening:

Storm moving through area from north

At 8 p.m. a storm is moving through the area coming from the north. The National Weather Service says the storm is moving south at 45 mph. Hail and winds as high as 50 mph have been associated with the storm, which seems to have popped up out of nowhere. The storm is expected to impact all of […]

Vendors sought for PumpkinDaze Craft Fair & Flea Market

Vendors are being sought for a Craft Fair & Flea Market at Salem PumpkinDaze, Sat. Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is Salem’s 4th Annual Pumpkin Daze Event.  Crafters and artisans are indoors and new this year, flea market is outdoors. Please call the Salem Town Hall for information and to reserve your spot. Call and ask for Shannon […]

Twin Lakes American Legion Family Post #544 accepting donations for rummage sale

The Twin Lakes American Legion Family Post #544 at 989 Legion Drive will begin accepting donations for its annual Rummage Sale. Drop off dates and times for donations are as follows: Aug. 14 12 to 4 p.m., Aug. 15 and 17 from 9a.m. to noon and Aug. 20, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Gently used, clean donations are greatly appreciated. Please, no […]

Paddock Lake trustee seat to remain vacant until October

The Paddock Lake village trustee seat being vacated by Kathlyn Barry will remain vacant until after the municipal budget process is completed, village President Terry Burns said. That should be at least until late October. Burns said to keep the seat vacant for awhile was the consensus reached by the board at a committee of the whole […]

Nate Walter Memorial 5K Run/Walk set for Sept. 23

Join the Walter Family and Wilmot Union High School for the 3rd Annual Nate Walter Memorial 5K Fun Run/Walk on Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. at Wilmot Union High School. All proceeds from the events will go toward a scholarship in Nate’s name. Cost is $20  and includes t-shirt, water and food after 5K. Children 10 and […]

State cuts 2,000 ash trees in Bong State Recreation Area

In Paddock Lake where I live, one of the more ash tree intensive municipalities around here, emerald ash borer infested trees have been slowly coming down. Many of the ones that have not been cut yet, are showing the signs of the infestation. But the state is taking huge steps on its own property nearby. […]

A word from our sponsors: Central Soccer Club recreational soccer program registration underway

Note: Central Soccer Club is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The soccer coaching staff at Central High School is announcing the continuation of the Central Soccer Club recreational soccer program. Soccer opportunities are offered from Kindergarten—Eighth grade. Young athletes will learn the game of soccer from nationally licensed coaches. The cost for the fall recreational league is $145. Your […]

Aquanuts win 2015 National Championship

The Twin Lakes based Aquanuts won the national team title at the 41st Indmar Marine Engines Division 1 Show Ski National Championship Aug. 7-9. The competition was held on the Rock River at Shorewood Park in Loves Park. This is the Aquanuts fourth national team title. Their previous wins came in 1983, 1984 and 1985. Aquanuts also took first […]

Units responding for crash in Twin Lakes

At about 10:01 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and Twin Lakes Police are responding to a report of a crash on 93rd Street west of Meadow in Twin Lakes. UPDATE 10:09 a.m. — Officer on the scene reports damage to utility pole at the scene. UPDATE about 10:25 a.m. — Police officer at […]

Kathy Barry resigning from Paddock Lake Village Board

Trustee Kathlyn Barry is resigning from the Paddock Lake Village Board. Village President Terry Burns confirmed Friday that Barry has submitted a letter of resignation to the board. Discussion of the resignation is on the agenda for Tuesday’s committee of the whole meeting. Barry served on the board since June 2013, when she was appointed to fill […]

Genoa City Lions Club hosting bingo Aug. 18

The Genoa City Lions Club will be conducting Bingo on Aug. 18 at 332 Fellows Inc. on Fellows Road in Genoa City. Doors open at 5 p.m., Early-Bird Bingo starts at 6 p.m., Regular Bingo starts at 6:45 p.m., Progressive Jackpot Bingo starts at 9 p.m. Progressive Jackpot for Aug. 18 will be $1,108 to a single winner getting a “BlackOut” in […]

Registration deadline for Advanced Care Directives Workshop is Aug. 7

The Kenosha County Caregiver Coalition is offering a free workshop that will provide information explaining the differences between a Living Will, Power of Attorney for Health Care, 5 Wishes, Guardianships and a Do Not Resuscitate Order. Rebecca Dutter, Adult Protective Service Coordinator, at the Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center and Marcia Kehl, Senior Care Resource Center Coordinator […]

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