Deal of the Day: Cabana Tan $25 gift card half off

Have you heard about our feature at West of the I called Deal of the Day? It offers you great values on goods and services from local businesses. Here’s how it works. We offer a gift certificate or gift card from a local business for half price of its face value. For example, you get a $50 gift card but only pay $25 for it. Now that’s a deal! Full conditions available here.

Our offering today is from Cabana Tan in Paddock Lake. Cabana Tan Spa is dedicated to bringing you the most amazing tanning experience in all of SE Wisconsin! Their 3400 square foot facility offers 5 levels of Tanning, Airbrush Tanning, Laser Teeth Whitening, Massage Therapy and A Unique Boutique to shop in. The employees are educated in the indoor tanning industry and eager to customize the perfect tanning package or spa package just for you. Both single sessions and package deals are offered, along with a VIP Club for those year round tanners that want the absolutely lowest price possible with some really great benefits too! Cabana Tan’s private tanning rooms are designed to relax your mind while you achieve the perfect tan. Cabana Tan is open daily to accommodate your busy schedule and their commitment to cleanliness is unsurpassed. The offer today is for a $25 gift certificate for Tanning Beds Only for $13.50 (includes $1.00 processing charge). Certificate expires 12/30/17.





Units responding for crash in Lilly Lake

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 12:15 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the 7100 block of Highway JI in Lilly Lake.

Per dispatch: Two vehicles appear to be involved.

UPDATE 12:20 p.m. — Personnel at the scene reports all occupants of the vehicles out and walking around.

UPDATE: Driver facing charges in crash into Paddock Lake house

/Carl Ford photo

A Paddock Lake man is facing charges related to a a crash in which the truck he was driving struck a house in Paddock Lake Sunday evening.

A new release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department said the 58-year-old man was traveling southbound on 245th Avenue in a Ford pick-up truck when he lost control and struck a house in the 22400 block of 65th Street.

The crash was reported at 6:35 p.m. Sheriff’s deputies and Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units responded to the scene.

Damage to the house and the truck was severe, the release said. There was one person upstairs in the house at the time of the crash, but that person was not injured.

The driver was transported to a local hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.

The release said the driver (whose name we will report after charges are formalized in court) was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated (3rd offense), as well as a felony Probation and Parole hold. He is on Felony Parole for a 2003 incident where he was charged with two counts of Operating while Intoxicated Causing Death.

KCSD investigation is ongoing.

Carl Ford, the resident of the house, shared with us some photos of the scene and the damage to the house, which accompany this post.

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Units responding for crash in Paddock Lake

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A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes Area Charity Corp. gala “Kentucky Derby: The Run for the Roses” is Nov. 4

Note: Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association, Inc. is a westofthei.com sponsor. – DH

The Twin Lakes Area Charity Corp. 2017 Gala & Charity Auction will be on Nov. 4, at Bella Vita, New Munster.

This year’s theme is “Kentucky Derby: The Run for the Roses.”

There will be open bar from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Hors D’eouvres, Complimentary Tap Beer, Wine and Soda until midnight.

Buffet dinner is served at 7 p.m.

Returning this year is Mobile Bidding by Gesture. You can bid on your favorite items while you are socializing with your friends and neighbors. Not tech savvy? No problem. Personal shoppers will be there to help you with your bidding.

The gala also will feature:

  • Loud & Silent Auctions
  • Live Entertainment
  • Hat/Costume Contest – Ladies start creating those hats!

Call or email the Chamber office to make your reservation by Oct. 22. 262-877-2220 or info@twinlakeschamber.com

$75 per person; $140 per couple; $525 table of 8.

Any auction donation, large or small, would be appreciated. Call for pick-up or bring to the Chamber Office.

Please consider a donation from the following suggestions:

  • Themed Gift Basket (or items for us to create baskets)
  • Gift Certificates/Gift Cards
  • Service Discounts or Donations
  • Large or Small Auction Items
  • Bottles of Alcohol for a “Stock Your Bar For the Holidays” Basket
  • Monetary Donation (We will do the shopping and list you as the donor)

Sponsorships for the Event, Entertainment, Door Prize, Decorations, or Mobile Bidding are most welcome. Proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund, Local Charities, and Events.

Call or email the Chamber Office For Details 262-877-2220 or info@twinlakeschamber.com

Units responding for bus fires in Wilmot (PHOTOS)

/Earlene Frederick photo

At about 6:05 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Randall Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of three buses on fire in the 28400 block of Wilmot Road (Highway C) in Wilmot.

UPDATE 6:06 a.m. — Deputy on scene reports two buses fully engulfed in flames and one is catching. This appears to be at the Dousman Transport school bus terminal.

UPDATE 6:07 a.m. — Deputy reports all three now fully engulfed in flames. Other buses have been moved away from the buses on fire.

UPDATE 6:09 a.m. — Bristol Fire and Rescue also dispatched to respond.

UPDATE 6:16 a.m. — Town of Wheatland Fire Department dispatched to respond for mutual aid with a tender (water tanker).

UPDATE 6:33 a.m. — Witness at scene reports fires appear to be out. Buses are leaving for routes.

UPDATE 6:36 a.m. — Box alarm cancelled by Salem Lakes command.

UPDATE 6:57 a.m. — Some mutual aid units beginning to return to quarters.

/Earlene Frederick photo

/Earlene Frederick photo

Units responding for crash in Paddock Lake

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 6:38 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a crash in the 24400 block of 65th Street in Paddock Lake.

Per dispatch: A vehicle has reportedly struck a house. Water reportedly leaking from house.

UPDATE about 6:40 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports occupant of vehicle may be trapped.

UPDATE 6:44 p.m. — Salem Lakes command arriving on scene reports vehicle is a small pick-up truck. Dispatch reports that utility company crew is responding.

UPDATE 6:46 p.m. — Salem command reports person still in vehicle.

UPDATE 7:35 p.m. — All remaining Salem Fire/Rescue units clearing the scene and returning to quarters.

Units responding for crash in Bristol

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 5:09 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are rsponding to a report of a crash in the 6000 block of 184th Avenue in Bristol.

UPDATE about 5:13 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports one behocle rolled over and on its roof.

UPDATE about 5:15 p.m. — Deputy calls for flatbed tow truck.

UPDATE 5:18 p.m. — Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue dispached to respond to the scene.

UPDATE about 5:20 p.m. — Deputy requests a tow truck for rolled over vehicle.

A word from our sponsors: Oct. 15, 2017 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

AD-bear-realty-glenda-butch-revise2Note: Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty, are westofthei.com sponsors. This is a paid announcement — DH

Here are open houses being hosted today by Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty (click the links below for more information):

23300 111th St, Trevor

4605 352nd Ave, Burlington

25136 83rd Pl, Salem

20225 82nd St, Bristol

2403 136th Ave, Kenosha

11314 Bristol Rd, Bristol

Town of Wheatland Fire Department pancake breakfast Oct. 22

Photo by Alicia Solario via stock.xchng

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department will host a pancake breakfast  Sunday, Oct. 22 from 7 a.m. to noon at the fire station in New Munster.

The event will also include raffles.

All proceeds will benefit the fire department.

A word from our sponsors: Community Library’s Halloween Hustle 4k Fun Run/Walk and Kid’s Dash is Oct. 21

Note: Friends of the Community Library is advertising this event at westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Halloween Hustle, a 4k Fun Run/Walk and Kid’s Dash a fundraiser for Community Library, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the KD Park, 8530 352nd Ave. Start time is 10 a.m. and the Hustle will occur rain or shine.

Kids 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration forms can be obtained at either Community Library branch, Salem or Twin Lakes.

The form can also be accessed online here. Adult fees are $15 and children under 14 are $5. Note: Despite wording on form, registration will be accepted all week including on race day on Oct. 21. Halloween costumes are welcome.

The Hustle is sponsored by Friends of Community Library for funds to donate to the library. Additional sponsors are Munster Apple Orchard and Festival Foods.

Boy Scouts hosting haunted hay ride next Oct. 20, 21, 27, 28

haunted-hike-boy-scout-artBoy Scouts of America, Three Harbors Council, serving Scouts in Southeast Wisconsin, will host a haunted hayride, from 7 to 9 p.m., Oct 20 and 21 and Oct. 27 and 28 at Camp OhDaKoTa, 3363 Dyer Lake Road (just north of Highway 50 on Highway P).

Cost of the ride is $7; refreshments available for a nominal cost.

Travel on a tractor pulled wagon through a spooky forest filled with ghosts, goblins, zombies and chain saw villains. Try to make it out of the foggy cemetery of the zombies, the fort of the dead, and hear spooky stories of the ghosts of OhDaKoTa. Finish your trip with hot chocolate, bonfire, snacks and more.

A word from our sponsors: Silver Lake Barber Shop offers full service hair styling

Note: Silver Lake Barber Shop is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH

Dick Flatley of Silver Lake Barber Shop can bring his decades of experience to give you the hair style you have always wanted, and help keep you looking good.

The shop is located at 404 E Lake Street in downtown Silver Lake. Hours are:

  • Tuesday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7:30  a.m.-noon.

Dick offers the Roffler razor hair cutting system. “We’re able to give consistent results every time,” Flatley said. “We’re able to make their hair more manageable.”

Each new customer starts with a consultation, where the customer can talk about what they would like and Flatley suggests how to make that happen.

For each male customer, Dick shaves around the ear.

Additional services offered are:

  • Flat tops.
  • Beard trims.
  • Facial shaves.
  • Hair coloring, to freshen up and sharpen your look.

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are always served first. Make an appointment at 262-237-1447.

Dick is also looking to hire an additional stylist for the Silver Lake location. Contact him if you are interested and qualified at 262-237-1447.

Flash flood watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County.

The warning is in effect from 10 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m., Sunday.

The possibility of 1 to 2 inches of rain in a short period of type could lead to flash flooding, the watch statement said. Conditions may be worse where fallen leaves are clogging drainage routes.

 

Highway 45 update Oct. 13, 2017: Concrete sidewalk and driveways, rumble strips

Note: With the help of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, we will be telling our readers what work took place on the Highway 45 project in the week just past and what is expected to take place in the coming week. The state is now providing an update every two weeks, instead of weekly. Check back Oct. 27 for the latest. — DH

What happened this week (Week of Oct. 9) — Began concrete sidewalk and driveways. Began pavement markings from WIS 50 to County C. Began sign installation from WIS 50 to 83rd St. Completed concrete pavement hand pours from WIS 50 to 83rd St. Continued grading for sidewalks from County 50 to 83rd St. Completed HMA rumble strips. Completed shoulder aggregate at County C, and from County C to 86th St. Completed concrete curb and gutter placement from WIS 50 to 83rd St.

What’s expected to happen next week (Week of Oct. 16) — To begin topsoil placement from WIS 50 to 83rd St. To begin tree planting. To begin seed/mulch at the select sites. To complete concrete sidewalk, steps, driveways. To complete pavement markings from WIS 50 to County C. To complete sign installation from WIS 50 to 83rd St. To complete HMA pavement from WIS 50 to 83rd St. To pull traffic control from County WG to 83rd St. to turn on signals at County WG and County C.

Completed rumble strips. /WisDOT photo

Randall removes members of Park Commission

The current members of the Randall Park Commission were removed by the Town Board via a resolution passed unanimously at Thursday’s regular meeting.

The resolution said the commission members’ removal was effective immediately.

The commission members will be notified with a letter and a copy of the resolution, said town Chairman Bob Stoll.

The town’s website says the current members of the commission are: Michael Blickhahn, Charles Kuhfuss, Greg Orban, Ron Peterson and Nancy Schwartz.

Stoll said the move was made after years of poor communication and other problems with the park group working with the Town Board.

The park commission is an advisory body to the Town Board.

The town will in the future seek residents interested in serving on the board, Stoll said. In the meantime, The  Town Board members, town clerk and town treasurer will serve as the park commissioners.

Supervisor Randy Kaskin was absent from the meeting.

Lakewood School Kindergarten Family Fun Night coverage (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Lakewood School hosted a Kindergarten Family Fun Night Thursday evening at the school.

The event included pizza, learning stations and a song from the kindergarten students. Each family took home a special reading gift.

There was a Humpty Dumpty theme to the evening. Here is video of the students performing a Humpty Dumpty song featuring the famous nursery rhyme lyrics:

Here are some more photos from the night:

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Deal of the Day: Hill Country Market $25 gift card half off

HCMl-west-of-the-i-web-ad-(1)Have you heard about our feature at West of the I called Deal of the Day? It offers you great values on goods and services from local businesses. Here’s how it works. We offer a gift certificate or gift card from a local business for half price of its face value. For example, you get a $50 gift card but only pay $25 for it. Now that’s a deal!

Today’s offering is from Hill Country Market, 7510 288th Ave, Suite #1, Salem. Hill Country Market features local, organic, and gluten-free grocery products, produce, fine cheese, sausage, wine and beer, gourmet sandwiches, homemade soups, deli items, fresh meat, baked goods and more. They believe that fresh, local, and natural ingredients are best. You can even expect to see produce straight from their garden during the growing season. Make sure you visit the tea and coffee bar at Hill Country Market and the deli offering quality meat and cheeses from Boar’s Head. Hungry? Check out Hill Country Market’s unique, made-to-order sandwiches and panini’s as well as salads, soups of the day, fresh baked goods, and more.

Today’s offer is for a $25 Hill Country Market gift card that you can buy for $13.50 ($1 processing fee included). Full description of conditions is available here. It’s easy to purchase a Deal of the Day! Click the button below and you will be taken to PayPal’s site, where you can securely pay with a credit card or through your PayPal account. A PayPal account is not needed. We instantly receive notice of your purchase and we mail out the certificate usually the same day. Click the button to get your Deal of the Day!

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West side Paddock Lake residents to get electric service improvements

This map shows the project boundaries.

We Energies is planning a system improvement project in western Paddock Lake next year that a utility representative says should improve service to some 750 customers.

The project will replace wires, poles and transformers and result in a higher voltage service for the affected homes, said Cathy Schulze, spokesperson, We Energies.

“An American Transmission Company project will require the relocation of some of our facilities so we’re taking the opportunity to enhance our system on the west side of Paddock Lake,” Schulze said.

Forestry work also will be part of the project.

The $1.5 million project is expected to begin in May 2018 and wrap up by the end of the summer, Schulze said.

Boundaries of the project are approximately 60th Street on the north, 241st Court on the east, 247th Avenue and then 250th Avenue on the west and 75th Street (Highway 50) to the south.

A village staff memo to the Paddock Lake Village Board discussed at the committee of the whole meeting Tuesday said over the past three to four years electrical service in the  project area has been interrupted and that village staff and board members requested We Energies explore upgrading the distribution system.

The cost of the project will be born by We Energies.

Wet weekend in forecast

It will be a wet start to the weekend in Western Kenosha County, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast.

The rain should start Friday night, around 9 p.m. and continue through the very early morning hours of Saturday, perhaps ebbing from about 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. before starting up again and running through midnight Sunday. The balance of Sunday should be rain free.

When the Friday and Saturday rain is over we may see from 1 to 3 inches of total rainfall.

Forecast high temperatures are 65 on Friday, 70 on Saturday and a chilly 55 on Sunday. Sunday night will be the coldest, with a low of 37.

A word from our sponsors: Griffiths Grounds celebrates 7th season of providing fall produce and decorations

Note: Griffiths Grounds is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Family owned since 1946, Griffiths Grounds, 7010 Bristol Road (Highway 45) in Bristol, celebrates our 7th season providing homegrown fall produce and decorations to southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

Ben Griffiths

Ben Griffiths

Open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to dusk through October 31st; most any day and in any kind of weather you will be
greeted with a smile by our farmer and stand manager, Ben Griffiths.

In early summer, Ben and his family get together for a weekend of working the ground and planting the fields.  Ben spends his summer weeding, watering, and caring for the pumpkins, gourds, and squash that he proudly spends his fall days picking.  He would be happy to tell you which pumpkins and squash are good for baking or carving, as well as load your purchase into your vehicle.

griffiths-grounds-logo-smallerGriffiths Grounds offers a variety of carving pumpkins in all sizes, specialty decorating pumpkins, pie
pumpkins, small and large gourds, several varieties of squash, cornstalks and decorating corn.
Contact us for special orders!  We have provided pumpkins and gourds for weddings, anniversary and birthday parties, landscaping companies, and school parties. Whether you love to decorate for the season, stock up on squash for the winter, or enjoy carving pumpkins with your family, Griffiths Grounds has something for you! While supplies last.

Deaths Oct. 12, 2017: Ruth Ann Anderson

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:

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A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes Area Charity Corp. gala “Kentucky Derby: The Run for the Roses” is Nov. 4

Note: Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association, Inc. is a westofthei.com sponsor. – DH

The Twin Lakes Area Charity Corp. 2017 Gala & Charity Auction will be on Nov. 4, at Bella Vita, New Munster.

This year’s theme is “Kentucky Derby: The Run for the Roses.”

There will be open bar from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Hors D’eouvres, Complimentary Tap Beer, Wine and Soda until midnight.

Buffet dinner is served at 7 p.m.

Returning this year is Mobile Bidding by Gesture. You can bid on your favorite items while you are socializing with your friends and neighbors. Not tech savvy? No problem. Personal shoppers will be there to help you with your bidding.

The gala also will feature:

  • Loud & Silent Auctions
  • Live Entertainment
  • Hat/Costume Contest – Ladies start creating those hats!

Call or email the Chamber office to make your reservation by Oct. 22. 262-877-2220 or info@twinlakeschamber.com

$75 per person; $140 per couple; $525 table of 8.

Any auction donation, large or small, would be appreciated. Call for pick-up or bring to the Chamber Office.

Please consider a donation from the following suggestions:

  • Themed Gift Basket (or items for us to create baskets)
  • Gift Certificates/Gift Cards
  • Service Discounts or Donations
  • Large or Small Auction Items
  • Bottles of Alcohol for a “Stock Your Bar For the Holidays” Basket
  • Monetary Donation (We will do the shopping and list you as the donor)

Sponsorships for the Event, Entertainment, Door Prize, Decorations, or Mobile Bidding are most welcome. Proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund, Local Charities, and Events.

Call or email the Chamber Office For Details 262-877-2220 or info@twinlakeschamber.com

Units responding for crash in Voltz Lake

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 8:03 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at 232nd Avenue and 119th Street in the Voltz Lake neighborhood.

Per dispatch: Patient is a 7 year old who was struck by a dump truck. Incident reported by a school bus driver. Bus is still on the scene, with other children on board.

UPDATE 8:07 a.m. — Deputy on the scene reports child is conscious, breathing and able to walk.

Garage sales page updated

garage-saleWest of the I’s garage sales page has been updated.

Be sure to check it out each week before you begin your bargain hunting.

If you’d like your sale added to the list, please drop us a line at darren@westofthei.com. Include your address, days, hours etc. We’ll even add a map to your info.

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

wilmot-auto-exterior-2011-webNote: 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 auto repair shop and has earned the Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition as prescribed by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, (ASE), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of vehicle repair and service by means of voluntary testing and certification for automotive repair and service professionals.

Dwayne & Cindy Garwood are the owners and Dwayne is an ASE Master technician and has been in the automotive repair business for over 25 years, 16 of these years have been in Wilmot. Dwayne’s grandpa Harmon Garwood started Wilmot Auto Service in 1951. They are celebrating 66 years in business. He employs ASE certified and ASE master technicians. Dwayne’s commitment to you has always been to offer the highest quality, honest and friendly auto service.

Wilmot Auto Service offers a variety of services like alignments, brakes, tires, timing belts, check engine lights and state inspections. They can be reached at 262-862-6300. They are located at 11307 Fox River Rd. Wilmot, WI 53192 with the BP gas station in downtown Wilmot. www.wilmotautoservice.com

Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue service area burning ban lifted

The burning ban in effect for areas served by Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue has been lifted as of Oct. 11.

Recent rain was sufficient enough to lessen the dry and hazardous conditions, said Salem Lakes Fire Chief Mike Slover in a news release issued Wednesday afternoon.

Residents are reminded to perform burning in accordance with their local municipality’s ordinance. Currently the department covers three municipalities (Salem Lakes, Paddock Lake and Brighton) with different burn ordinances.

If you are unsure about your local ordinance contact the Salem Lakes duty officer by calling 262-620-3880 or your municipality’s village or town hall.

Food donation good for admission to Wilmot-Central football game Friday

Fans heading to Friday’s football game between local rivals Wilmot Union High School and Central High School at Wilmot can help a good cause.

As part of Wilmot’s Project Feed the Way fall campaign to raise money and food for The Sharing Center, donations will be collected at the football game this Friday. A donation of two non-expired, canned goods will get you into the game this Friday for free.

Also, Wilmot has their GO PINK night this Friday at the varsity game.  Proceeds from sale of t-shirts ($10) and sweatshirts ($25), along with holding raffles , miracle minute, and other fun go to supporting a family deal with cancer.  A presentation will take place at 6:40 p.m. prior to the game.

Wesley Chapel annual chicken dinner is Oct. 15

Wesley Chapel annual chicken dinner with Silent Auction, Bazaar, Bake Sale and Unique White Elephant sale will take place Sunday, Oct. 15.

Dining is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are:

  • Advance adult and carryouts $11.
  • Purchased at the door adult and carryout $12.
  • Advance children 6-12 $5.
  • Purchases at the door children $6.
  • Children 5 and under free.

The dinner features family style dining. Carryouts are available. The building is handicapped accessible.

Wesley Chapel is located on Highway U between Highways Q and C in Bristol.

For tickets or information, Call 262-857-7345.

Deal of the Day: Breezy Hill Nursery $25 gift card half off

breezy-hill-nursery-summer-2015Have you heard about our feature at West of the I called Deal of the Day? It offers you great values on goods and services from local businesses. Here’s how it works. We offer a gift certificate or gift card from a local business for half price of its face value. For example, you get a $50 gift card but only pay $25 for it. Now that’s a deal!

Today’s offering is from Breezy Hill Nursery, 7530 288th Ave. Breezy Hill Nursery offers a full line of landscaping and gardening supplies. Their retail center offers gifts, decor, garden and landscaping products, delivery services and classes. Breezy Hill’s Garden Center Staff are passionate gardeners who are truly excited by the opportunity to share their knowledge, offer up some advice or show off the exciting signature specimen plant material their garden center is known for.

Today’s offer is for a $25 Breezy Hill Nursery gift card that you can buy for $13.50 ($1 processing fee included). Full description of conditions is available here. It’s easy to purchase a Deal of the Day! Click the button below and you will be taken to PayPal’s site, where you can securely pay with a credit card or through your PayPal account. A PayPal account is not needed. We instantly receive notice of your purchase and we mail out the certificate usually the same day. Click the button to get your Deal of the Day!

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Salem Lakes to halt waste treatment at Silver Lake plant

A map from the draft plan showing the route of the proposed force main and gravity main from the Silver Lake wastewater treatment plant to the treatment plant along Highway C in Trevor.

The Salem Lakes Village Board  has adopted a utility district master plan that calls for stopping treatment operations at the Silver Lake wastewater treatment plant and instead pumping all sewage to the Salem plant in Trevor for treatment there.

The plan was adopted by a unanimous vote at Monday’s regular Village Board meeting.

Travis Anderson of Strand Associates, the village’s engineering firm, said his company’s research shows the most cost effective approach to treatment and meeting mandated lower phosphorus discharge requirements was to combine all treatment at the plant in Trevor.  His firm estimates an about $3 million savings for the phosphorus reduction alone.

Waste water currently routed to the Silver Lake treatment plant from the old village of Silver Lake will eventually be pumped via a new main down Highway B to meet a gravity fed main along Highway C that connects with the plant in Trevor, Anderson explained. The new main down Highway B would cost about $3 million.

The Silver Lake plant also has several other operational disadvantages. During this summer’s record flooding, the site, which is adjacent to the Fox River, flooded, including its access road. That meant if that situation occurs again the site might be accessible only by boat. It’s location in the flood plain and flood way is against state code for sewer treatment plants.

The Silver Lake plant also would be difficult to expand, Anderson said.

Performing all treatment at the plant in Trevor also would allow for more streamlined operations, Anderson said.

Overall, Anderson said consolidating treatment at Trevor would save $4.6 million in capitol cost and $127,000 annually in operational costs.

Besides the main from the Silver Lake plant, the plan also proposes $9 million in improvements to the plant in Trevor.

The plan proposed a $2 per month increase every other year. Trustee Dan Campion pointed out that will actually mean a slower increase in fees than was proposed by the last rate schedule adopted by the former town of Salem.

The charges also were adopted by a unanimous vote.

The plan has to be submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for its approval before it can be implemented.

A Google Maps view of the Silver Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant.

A Google Maps view of the wastewater treatment plant in Trevor.

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