At about 4:09 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to the 8600 block of 225th Avenue in Salem for an investigation. Per dispatch: Homeowner reports their home may have been struck by lightning. UPDATE about 4:18 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on scene reports no signs of fire visible from exterior.
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At about 2:05 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 6700 block of 400th Avenue (Highway P) in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Multiple vehicles involved. UPDATE 2:16 p.m. — Traffic on 400th Avenue being blocked by deputies in both directions. […]
Westosha Central High School social studies teacher Parisa Meymand of Trevor has been named a 2016 American Geographical Society Geography Teacher Fellow. Meymand is one of 50 teachers nationwide selected for the honor. From a news release from the AGS: Ms. Meymand is one of fifty teachers selected from across the United States to participate in this first […]
At about 4:38 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highway 50 and Highway 83-north in Wheatland. Per dispatch: A vehicle has struck a pole. There is one person injured. UPDATE 4:41 p.m. — Deputy reports a light standard is down and […]
Union Grove Memorial Cemetery Walk, sponsored by the History Seekers of the Union Grove Area, will take place Saturday, Sept. 24 from 1 -4 p.m. Participants will have a unique experience on this tour of the historic Union Grove Memorial Cemetery. You can speak with early settlers and listen to them tell of life in this western Racine County […]
Looking for money for your next community service or service learning project? Kenosha County Youth As Resources (YAR), a program dedicated to youth empowerment, is seeking youth-led groups to apply for grant funds of up to $500 for their next service project. A simple two-page application form and a short presentation to YAR board members […]
The trial of Andrew Obregon will not take place this year. The trial was set to begin Sept 26, but court records on Wednesday show the trial has been rescheduled to Jan. 30, 2017. Media reports say the delay came at the request of defense counsel due to an issue caused by illness to part of the defense […]
At about 5:58 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of a crash in the 30200 block of Highway F in Salem. One ambulance is on the scene and another is being dispatched. Tow trucks have been dispatched. A We Energies crew also is on the scene for damage […]
The Paddock Lake Area Lions Club will host their 10th annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. The dinner will be served at the Westosha Senior Community Center at 19200 93rd St., in Bristol. Tickets are $7.50 for adults; $4.50 for children ages 6-12; and free for children under age 6. There will be many Raffles and […]
The identity of a man who died in a car fire in New Munster Friday has been released. Paul H. Hoffman, 64, of Burlington, died of burn injury and smoke inhalation, said a media release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. Hoffman’s pickup was reported on fire in the parking lot of the store where […]
Salem does not intend to patrol Lilly Lake in Wheatland in 2017 as it did this summer. That was the recommendation of village staff and the consensus of the Town Board as well at a Salem special board meeting Monday. This summer, Salem contracted with Wheatland for water patrol of Lilly Lake, with Paddock Lake for water […]
At about 7:54 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department and Randall Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a report of a crash in the 33800 block of 116th Street along the Twin Lakes-Randall border. Per dispatch: Vehicle may have rolled over and driver may have fled the scene.
Trevor-Wilmot School is advertising this position with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH Trevor-Wilmot School is looking for basketball coaches for the girls and boys season during the upcoming school year. The girls season runs from the beginning of October to the beginning of December. The boys season runs from the beginning of […]
The time to register for the latest Powerful Tools for Caregivers series has been extended. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 6-week educational series designed by Stanford University to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself while caring for an adult loved-one. This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings […]
Note: Home Again Restaurant is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Home Again Restaurant will host its third annual pig roast Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Delicious slow roasted pig will be served, $10 for all you can eat. There also will be giant Jenga and baggo tournaments, raffles and drink specials. Home Again is […]
A pick-up truck on fire in a parking lot in New Munster Friday morning was occupied, a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman said. The identity of the person in the vehicle has not been released as of 8:39 a.m., said Sgt. Eric Klinkhammer, KCSD public information officer, in a media release. Bystanders reportedly tried to get the person […]
At about 7:55 a.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the 6500 block of 352nd Avenue in New Munster for a vehicle fire. UPDATE about 7:58 a.m. — Deputy on scene reports vehicle is a pick-up truck and it is fully engulfed in flames. UPDATE […]
The first bird this season in Kenosha County has tested positive for West Nile virus. Consequently, residents should take protective measures from getting mosquito bites, county health officials say From the Kenosha County Division of Health: The Kenosha County Division of Health reports a crow found in Kenosha County on September 2nd has tested positive for […]
There’s rain in the latest local National Weather Service forecast for Friday in Western Kenosha County. While there’s some chance of rain all day Friday, the strongest chance is this morning, from about 8-11 a.m. While rain is more likely in the morning, a thunderstorm is more likely this afternoon. The chance of rain diminishes […]
At about 10:12 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to Salem Community Park for a medical call. Per dispatch: Patient is a male, over 50 years old, who is having an allergic reaction.
Paddock Lake officials discussed Tuesday allowing property owners whose dead ash trees are taken down by the village to have a little longer to pay the bill. President Terry Burns presented the idea of allowing those whose diseased trees are taken down by the village to have until January 2018 to reimburse the village’s cost. […]
At about 9:13 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to an alarm in the 12100 219th Avenue in Lake Shangri-la. Per dispatch: This is a general fire alarm.
The Bristol Village Board on Monday enacted a historic preservation ordinance. The ordinance sets up a procedure by which a property owner could request a historical designation. That is most often done because the owner is interested in qualifying for federal/state historic preservation grant and tax credit programs, said village administrator Randy Kerkman. The ordinance […]
At about 11:45 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to Central High School to respond to a 911 call from a staff member. Per dispatch: A call had been received from a staff member that an announcement had been made that there was an intruder in the school, but that was followed with an announcement that it was […]
Old Settlers Oktoberfest took place Saturday at Old Settlers County Park in Paddock Lake. This was the sixth year for the event. The morning was rainy, but seemingly right on cue the weather cleared just as the fest got started at noon. Admission was free and those attending could enjoy German music and dancing, food and […]
At about 5 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash along the state line. Per transmissions from the scene, a van has been found along the side of the road rolled over, but there is no driver present. UPDATE 5:06 p.m. — Fire personnel and deputies are […]
The Riverport Chorus Craft and Vendor Fair will take place Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 700 North Bloomfield Road, Lake Geneva (1.5 miles south of Highway 50 on Highway 120). The event will include foods, baked goods, raffle. Admission will be $1.
The 2016 Old Settlers Oktoberfest is underway as of noon. The event, featuring food, beer, German music and dancing, a car show, children’s games and much more, is going on at Old Settlers County Park in Paddock Lake. Here is a schedule of events (click for a larger view):
Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center & Kenosha Area Family & Aging. Inc. is presenting “Gain Insight into Alzheimer’s & Dementia” on Sept. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the County Center Building located at 19600 75th St. (Highway 50 and 45), Bristol. Event presenters are Kenosha County Dementia Care Specialists, Linda Bocanegra-Johnson and Patty Collins. Various educational […]
A word from our sponsors: Westosha Lakes Church-Twin Lakes to host Back the Badge Sunday on Sept. 11
Note: Westosha Lakes Church has advertised this event with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH Westosha Lakes Church will host a Back the Badge Sunday on Sept. 11. The even is to remember, honor and encourage public heroes. The event will be held at Lakewood School, 1218 Wilmot Ave., Twin Lakes. The event […]