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Severe weather warning sirens are a drill

If you are hearing the severe weather sirens sounding right now at 1:45 p.m., they are part of a statewide drill. No actual dangerous weather has been sighted.

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 5:26 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a crash at Highways 83 and JF in Salem. Per dispatch: A deputy on the scene is reporting that one vehicle is upside down in the northbound lane of Highway 83.

Kenosha County Income Maintenance unit gets top ranking

The Kenosha County Income Maintenance (IM) unit, in partnership with Racine County under the Wisconsin Kenosha Racine Partnership Consortium, achieved the number one ranking for the last two months in most performance categories. “This was accomplished as the result of the hard work and dedication of our staff and our strong partnership with Racine County,” […]

Central Falcons shooting club week 5 results

Central Falcons shooting club varsity fell to the virtual score 117 to 115 last week. Top varsity shooters were: Megan Barton and Nicholas Thomey with 24 apiece, Mariano Ruffolo and Nathan Miller with 23 and Dan Heibor with 21. Junior varsity fell to the virtual score of 101-84. Top junior varsity shooters were: Paul Halladay with […]

Wilmot Shooting Club vs. Waterford results

Wilmot Shooting Club Varsity won last week against Waterford 122 vs.122 winning out by reverse run. Top 5 Varsity Shooters: Bodey Kaskin, Alicia Dale and Zach Heiselmann with perfect scores; Kyle Pufahl; Aaron Kerkman. Junior Varsity Shooters lost a close one, 109-114. Top 5 Junior Varsity shooter:  Ben Epping, Brad Knoll, Alex Siggeman, Matt Kauffman, Issac […]

Incorporation committee make-up discussed by Salem Town Board

A committee to investigate the town of Salem incorporating as a village will have about 11 to 15 members – including two from the Town Board, Town Board members decided Monday. But exactly what will be the committee’s charge, how they will fulfill it and when are still to be decided. Such a committee was […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 5:22 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash at Highway 83 and C in Salem. Per dispatch: Personnel on the scene say some injuries are being reported. UPDATE 5:26 p.m. — Salem Fire command reports two vehicles involved — one now on westbound Highway C and […]

Units responding to crash along Highway C

At about 12:18 p.m., Randall Fire Department units, Twin Lakes Police officers and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 32700 block of Highway C in an area along the Twin Lakes-Randall border. Per dispatch, a single vehicle has hit a tree. UPDATE 12:24 p.m. — Traffic being blocked in […]

Units responding for fire in Paris

At about 9:13 a.m., Paris Fire and Rescue, Bristol Fire and Rescue and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in the 900 block of 172nd Avenue in Paris. Per dispatch: Fire is in an apartment barn. People at the scene are trying to put […]

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 […]

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