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Units responding for fire in Paris

At about 12:13 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a car fire in the 21400 block of Highway NN in Paris. UPDATE 7:19 p.m. — Paris Chief Roland Iwen shared some more information about this incident at the Town Board meeting Tuesday night. He said the […]

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 […]

Salem man wins grand champion of both wine and cheese judging

Everyone knows that wine and cheese go together. You might not think that wine making and cheese making go together as well, but apparently they do, at least for one open class exhibitor at the 2016 Kenosha County Fair. Brian Hettrick of Salem was awarded grand champion for wine for his dry, white grape wine […]

2016 Kenosha County Junior Fair rabbit show results

The 2016 Kenosha County Junior Fair rabbit show was held Friday at the Fairgrounds in Wilmot. Here are the results of judging:

A word from our sponsors: Aug. 21, 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): 2614 200th Ave, Union Grove 19530 101st St, Bristol 12320 250th Ave, Trevor 25901 52nd St, Salem 10816 269th Ave, Trevor

Units responding for crash along Brighton-Salem border

At about 12:04 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways K and B along the Brighton-Salem border. Crash involves a car and a truck. A vehicle may be rolled over.

2016 Kenosha County Junior Fair rabbit show (PHOTOS)

The 2016 Kenosha County Junior Fair rabbit show took place at the fairgrounds in Wilmot Friday morning. Here are some more photos from the show:

2016 Kenosha County Fair Children’s parade coverage (PHOTOS)

Rain did not dampen the cute factor of the 2016 Kenosha County Fair children’s parade Friday morning. Steady rain had hit the fairgrounds in Wilmot for about two hours before the parade was scheduled to start, causing organizers to discuss alternate ways to hold the event, such as an all inside the Commercial Building path. But the rain stopped a […]

2016 Kenosha County Fair Dairy Futurity Show coverage (PHOTOS)

The 2016 Kenosha County Fair Dairy Futurity Show took place Friday afternoon at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. This show features children too young to show in the junior fair leading a calf who has been decorated with a milk marketing message. It is always very cute. The winner of this year’s contest was Eli Daniels. He and […]

2016 Kenosha County Junior Fair dairy show coverage (PHOTOS)

The 2016 Kenosha County Junior Fair dairy show took place Friday morning at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. The start of this year’s show was a little late as a downpour hit the fairgrounds, but it was up and running by about 9:30 a.m., with a little rain still lingering. A Holstein shown by Shannon Diedrich […]

2016 Kenosha County Junior Fair poultry show coverage (PHOTOS)

The 2016 Kenosha County Junior Fair poultry show was held Thursday at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. We expect to have results of the judging to post later. Meanwhile here are a few photos of the judging:

2016 Kenosha County Fair Merit Award winners

Here is a list of the 2016 Kenosha County Junior Fair Merit Award Winners:

2016 Kenosha County Fair ATV/UTV races coverage

The Kenosha County Fair added ATV/UTV races to this year’s motorsports program. Professional and amateur participants raced in several classes Wednesday evening at Wilmot Raceway at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. Here is some video from a youth UTV race, a utility ATV race and another ATV class: Here are some more photos:

2016 Kenosha County Fair horse pull covereage (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

The 2016 Kenosha County Fair featured a horse pull competition Wednesday evening. This new event drew a sizable crowd to the horse ring. In horse pull, teams of horses compete at pulling weight over distance, much like tractor pull. The heaviest and farthest pull wins. Here is some video to give you an idea of […]

Highway C in Trevor to be closed for culvert related to dam

A detour will be in effect starting Monday for a section of Highway C in Trevor. Work crews are expected to be working on a stretch of the highway near 286th Avenue for about five days, said a news release from the county. Here is the whole news release: The Kenosha County Department of Public […]

2016 Kenosha County Junior Fair sheep show coverage (PHOTOS)

The 2016 Kenosha County junior fair sheep show took place Wednesday at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. We expect to have results of the judging later. Check back. In the meantime, here are some more photos from the show:

Daily Firecracker: Wednesday’s schedule for the 2016 Kenosha County Fair

Here is the schedule for Wednesday at the 2016 Kenosha County Fair : Hours 8 a.m.- Midnight. Midway Open 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Wristband Special 1- 9PM – $25. All Day Kenosha County Sheriff’s Mobile Command Unit, ATV and Snowmobile on Display – corner of Commercial Building. 9 a.m. Open Class Judging – Clothing, Knitting, Crocheting, Home Furnishings, Flowers, Plants […]

Salem library board proposal received well by key Paddock Lake officials

The latest nine-member Community Library board proposed by Salem has the unofficial approval of two key Paddock Lake officials. Paddock Lake Trustee Kathy Christenson and Paddock Lake village President Terry Burns said Tuesday they could support Salem’s proposal for a nine-member board with Salem having four members, but giving up one seat to the school representative. Twin Lakes would […]

Application period open now for Kenosha Community Foundation grants

The Kenosha Community Foundation announces that local not-for- profit organizations can now apply for 2017 grants. According to Foundation Executive Director Robert Schneider, the area’s community foundation will make grants from four of the funds it manages. The Foundation is seeking proposals to be funded from the following: OMC Legacy Fund – Grants from this fund support […]

Paddock Lake looking to bring closure to Community Library issue

A Paddock Lake village trustee is proposing a two-pronged approach to bring a conclusion to the ongoing Community Library Board make-up issue. At a committee of the whole meeting Wednesday, Trustee Kathy Christenson proposed asking Salem to approve a 10-member governing board, which Paddock Lake favors, or submit a 9-member proposal to Paddock Lake. Paddock […]

Daily firecracker: Fair has daily demo from Kenosha Sheriff’s Department

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department tent at the Kenosha County Fair has a full program of demonstrations running each day of this year’s fair. On Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Mobile Command Unit, ATV and snowmobile will be on display. On Thursday, there the new BearCat Vehicle and TRT Gear will be on display from noon to 2 p.m. […]

Deaths Aug. 12, 2016: Everett F. Squire, Carol A. Grulich

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:

A word from our sponsors: Central High School Soccer Feeder Program deadline is Aug. 13

The Central High School Soccer Feeder Program is currently accepting registration. Registration deadline and first practice day is Aug. 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Central Hiogh School. Click here for more details.

Daily firecracker: 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 Kenosha County Transit will offer stops to the fair for no additional cost on Aug. 17, 18 and 19. Full schedule is available here. This will impact the regular schedule by a few […]

Paris Town Board recall organizers to appeal decision rejecting recall election

The organizers of a recall of the Paris Town Board say they will challenge the decision of town Clerk Beverly McCumber that the petitions calling for a recall of the Town Board were insufficient. Said recall leader Joseph Kolnik via a Facebook post: Elections are the method in which an elector’s voice is heard. This action denies that […]

Aug. 10, 2016 lake test results: Caution posted at Silver Lake Park beach; all others open

The beach at Silver Lake County Park on Silver Lake in Salem will be posted with caution signs after an E.coli test this week at that location showed 308 E.coli/100 mL. The water at the Silver Lake Park beach will be resampled Wednesday. Other weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes showed E.coli levels below beach […]

Salem withdraws from traffic patrol grant program

The Salem Town Board in a split vote at Monday’s regular board meeting withdrew from a state grant program targeting the enforcement of speed and seat belt laws. Supervisors Ted Kmiec, Dan Campion and Mike Culat voted to withdraw; Chairman Diann Tesar and Supervisor Dennis Faber voted against withdrawing. The WISE grant raised questions from the board in June, […]

Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award

Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.   Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue Department is one of only 17 EMS provider departments (one of only 2 volunteer departments) in Wisconsin that has earned […]

Daily firecracker: This fair has music, music, music

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The music lover will have daily reasons to attend the Kenosha County Fair. A variety of acts coming to the Creekside Stage should mean most everyone finds something they can tap their foot — or bob their head — to. Here’s the lineup: Wednesday, […]

Daily firecracker: Animal auctions a highlight of the fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH For many a youngster, the culmination of a year’s effort will be at the small and large animal auctions at the Kenosha County Fair. The large animal sale starts at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20. The small animal sale takes place Sunday, Aug. 21, […]

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