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A word from our sponsors: June 26, 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 6309 328th Ave, Salem 24204 64th St, Salem 1-2 pm  10816 269th AVE, Trevor WI  53179 (Lake […]

Silver Lake Music at the Park is June 26

The first Silver Lake 2016 Music at the Park will take place Sunday, June 26 at Schmalfeldt Park, 498 E. Wisconsin Ave., Silver Lake. Jubal’s Call will perform from 4 to 6 p.m. Attendees should bring their own chairs.

A word from our sponsors: 2016 Paddock Lake bike parade is July 2; cash prizes for best decorated bikes

Note: The village of Paddock Lake is advertising this event with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH The annual Paddock Lake bike parade will take place July 2. Residents of all ages are encouraged to participate with a bike decorated for the holiday. Parade line-up will take place at 9:30 a.m. at McAlonan […]

Happening now: DNR hosting Outdoor Day June 25

A Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Day will take place Saturday, June 25 at Burlington Conservation Club from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your family and join the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Burlington Conservation Club to help promote the safe and wise use of natural resources. Children and adults will be able to come […]

Units responding for fire along Bristol-Paris border

At about 12:12 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue, Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Somers Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in the 13900 block of 60th Street (Highway K) along the Paris-Bristol border. Per dispatch: Fire is in a pole barn housing […]

Wheatland Fire Dept. annual festival is June 24-26

The 48th Annual Town of Wheatland Fire Department Festival will take place June 24-26 at New Munster Park. This event includes food, fun and refreshment for all. Here is the lineup of activities for the weekend: Friday, June 24 — 95 WIL Rock 5:01 Club starts off at 5 p.m. Softball games start at 6 p.m. […]

Coverage of Salem merger informational forum #2

Salem on Tuesday hosted its second informational forum regarding the proposed merger with Silver Lake at Town Hall. This audience, at about 35 people was a little smaller than the audience for a similar forum last week. Those in attendance Tuesday heard a presentation on the process and were able to ask questions and make […]

2016 Paddock Lake bike parade is July 2; cash prizes for best decorated bikes

The annual Paddock Lake bike parade will take place July 2. Residents of all ages are encouraged to participate with a bike decorated for the holiday. Parade line-up will take place at 9:30 a.m. at McAlonan Park, 248th Avenue between 72nd and 73rd Streets. The parade will start at 10 a.m. The route will proceed north […]

Thunderstorms, maybe severe, in Wednesday’s forecast

Thunderstorms, maybe severe, are in Wednesday’s National Weather Service forecast for the area. As of Tuesday evening there are no formal watches, warnings or advisories in effect for Western Kenosha County on Wednesday. However, the NWS says there is a 60 percent chance of a thunderstorm Wednesday and a 70 percent chance of  a thunderstorm Wednesday night. […]

Units responding to crash in Paddock Lake

At about 3:08 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highways 50 and 83 in Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved, one still on the roadway and one in a bank parking lot. One person reporting an injury.

Salem Town Board questions Public Safety Department traffic initiative

A traffic patrol initiative, driven by a grant, that has increased patrol by Salem Public Safety officers on Highway 50 drew questions from the Salem Town Board at Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting. Board members were upset that they had not been told of the grant program and that plans were to increase traffic […]

Sunny, warm Tuesday, then cooler and maybe stormy days

If you still have some garden or outside related chores to get finished (I know I do) then Tuesday might be your best opportunity for a while. The latest local National Weather Service forecast calls for a nice Tuesday — 81 degrees for a high and sunny. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms creeps into […]

Richard Bong State Recreation Area to celebrate pollinators June 25

Celebrate Pollinators on Saturday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to noon at Richard Bong State Recreation Area.  There is a whole day of pollinator-related activities planned and you can attend one part or enjoy them all.  There is something for everyone. Schedule of Events: 9 a.m. to noon — Drop in at booths to make bee houses, hummingbird feeders […]

Units responding for alarm at Central HS

At about 7:24 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding for a fire alarm at Central High School in Paddock Lake. UPDATE 7:39 a.m. — Deputy reports that alarm has been reset and people returning to school.

Units responding for fire

At about 7:22 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a dishwasher on fire in a residence on 126th Place. UPDATE 7:24 a.m. — Fire unit on scene reports that it can handle this fire alone.

Fox River Water Trail ceremonial opening is Wednesday

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser has announced the grand opening of the Fox River Water Trail to improve access to Kenosha County’s largest river. The 11 mile section of the Fox River includes four non-motorized watercraft launch sites maintained by the Kenosha County Parks Division. The Fox River watershed covers 2,658 square miles around the Fox River extending from […]

A word from our sponsors: June 19, 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): 208 S Cogswell Dr, Silver Lake 6309 328th Ave, Salem 38357 N Loyola Ave, , IL

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 3:17 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash at Highway 50 and Highway KD in Wheatland. Per disaptch: Multiple vehicles involved. UPDATE about 3:18 p.m. — Wheatland constable and state trooper on the scene and deputy responding as well. Three vehicles appear […]

Deputy responding for attempted duck crossing in Salem

At about 11:27 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of ducks in the median of Highway 50 near Highway B in Salem. Per dispatch: A caller reports there are ducks in the median trying to cross Highway 50. The caller was concerned they might cause a crash.

Paris to send out letter with answers to IGA FAQs

All Paris residents should be soon receiving a letter answering  frequently asked questions about the intergovernmental agreement with Somers. A copy of the letter was posted on the town website Thursday and distributed to local media via email. Answering questions the public posed about the IGA was something the board promised to do at the April 19 town annual […]

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 crash near state line

At about 2:55 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at 127th Street and Antioch Road (Highway 83) near the state line. Per a Salem Public Safety officer on the scene: Two injuries being reported. UPDATE about 3:03 p.m. — Extrication equipment being brought to the scene. UPDATE […]

A word from our sponsors: The Diettrich Farm offers unique summer riding camp program and more

Note: The Diettrich Farm is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH. The Diettrich Farm, an equine growth and learning center, offers a unique summer riding camp program for children of all ages and experience levels. The week long camp offers lasting benefits. Campers develop confidence, enhance their self-esteem, learn to trust their intuition, develop horsemanship skills, […]

UPDATE: Woman dies in Highway C crash

A Salem woman died in a crash on Highway C Wednesday. Identities of the people involved in the crash including the person who died are not being shared yet by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department pending notifications. From a Sheriff’s Department media release: On June 15th, 2016, at approximately 1637 hours, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded […]

Units responding for alarm in Bristol

At 9:38 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to an alarm at a car dealer in the 8200 block of West Frontage Road in Bristol. Per dispatch: This is a general fire alarm. UPDATE — Fire units arriving on scene report no exterior signs of smoke or fire. UPDATE — Fire command reports […]

Draft cooperative plan for Salem-Silver Lake merger released

A draft of the cooperative plan designed to merge the town of Salem and the village of Silver Lake into a single village has been released by the town. The draft plan has been posted on the town’s website and was distributed to the town’s email list for notice, agendas, etc. Provisions of the draft plan […]

Units on scene of crash in Bristol

At about 4:50 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies were responding to a crash on Highway C, west of Highway 45 in Bristol. Deanne Handley, passing by after the crash, tells westofthei.com that a van was off the road and that another vehicle had heavy front end damage. Kenosha Area Police and Fire […]

A word from our sponsors: Ride Western Kenosha Transit to the 2016 Dairy Breakfast

Note: Western Kenosha Transit is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Take a Western Kenosha Transit ride to the June Dairy Breakfast on June 18. For a promotional fee of $2 each way you have a ride to this community event from your door to the hosting Crane Dairy in Brighton. […]

Thunderstorms expected tonight

The Local National Weather Service forecast says there is a 90 percent chance we will see a thunderstorm Tuesday night. The storm could arrive as early as 8 p.m., but is most likely between midnight and 4 a.m. A 30 percent chance will linger into Wednesday.

Units responding for medical call on Highway 50 in Paddock Lake

At about 6:19 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding for a medical call in the 24600 block of Highway 50 in Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: A person in a car is having a medical problem in the westbound lanes.

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