Local fire department responding for mutual aid to Zion, Ill.

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At about 2:03 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding to a request for mutual aid from the Zion Fire Department for a structure fire in the 3300 block of Emmaus Avenue in Zion.

Per dispatch: Bristol is to respond with a truck.

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A word from our sponsors: Now is the time to visit Hafs Road Orchard

Note: Hafs Road Orchard is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement — DH

Fall is the time to visit Hafs Road Orchard.

2020 marks Hafs Road Orchard’s 27th year of growing the Honeycrisp variety of apples. Their first Honeycrisp were planted in 1992, 60 trees as a trial. In the next several years customer enthusiasm and a buzz in the apple grower community convinced Hafs Road Orchard owners Richard and Deborah Polansky to dive in. They went on Honeycrisp tours, talked with fellow growers and now grow over 1,000 Honeycrisp trees. In spring 2015, Hafs Road Orchard planted 400 new Honeycrisp trees.

The orchard store is bursting with fresh apples for eating, cakes, pies, apple sauce, salads and crisps. Please feel free to call (262) 279-3638 to check on quantities of your favorite varieties. Be sure to pick up some fresh apple cider and don’t forget the orchard’s handmade Honeycrisp caramel apples.

The orchard also has a fantastic selection of gourds and pumpkins.

This year Hafs Road Orchard has opened a new out of doors selling area.

Hafs Road Orchard is open through Thanksgiving. Check here for hours.

Honeycrisp are a delicious healthy holiday gift.

Hafs Road Orchard is conveniently located just 7 miles east of Lake Geneva at W632 Hafs Road, Genoa City.

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The Sharing Center receives new van as part of grant program

Executive director Sharon Pomaville and The Sharing Center’s new van. /Contributed photo

The Sharing Center in Trevor is among 13 emergency food partners of the Hunger Relief Federation that will receive brand new vehicles to transport food to their communities as part of a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).

Hunger Task Force is administering the grant on behalf of the Federation and will present the hunger relief partners with the keys to their brand new vehicles during this event.

The Sharing Center, which serves Western Kenosha County, will receive a new van, valued at about $40,000, said Sharon Pomaville, the center’s executive director.

“Funding like this is unheard of in all my years as a director, and in all the years prior,” Pomaville said. “We were fortunate for the foresight of the Hunger Task Force to take the lead and present a strong application. Grants are very competitive. It was immensely impactful to all who applied.”

The Kenosha County Food Bank also received a new truck through the grant valued at about $120,000.

During the past several months of the pandemic, need has continued to increase throughout Wisconsin. Since June alone, Hunger Task Force has distributed 1,790,463 more pounds of food than in the same period in 2019 – an increase of nearly 30%. Additionally, the Hunger Relief Federation has received and distributed more than 2.5 million pounds of Wisconsin milk, cheese and dairy products to families statewide, as well as 9,195,280 pounds in combination boxes of produce, meat and dairy.

In September, Hunger Task Force received $7.2 million in grants from DATCP to build Hunger Relief Federation members’ capacity and provide Wisconsin-based food products statewide to food pantries and emergency feeding organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants included a $2.2 million Food Security Network Grant to purchase coolers, freezers, trucks and other essential equipment, and $5 million to purchase food from local farmers and producers.

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Central High School District of Westosha seeking applicants for board vacancy

The Central High School District of Westosha is seeking applicants for a Board of Education vacancy created by a recent resignation.

Matt Ellerbrock resigned effective Nov. 11. He is moving out of state.

That seat is at large, so any district resident who is an eligible voter can apply. The person seated will complete Ellerbrock’s term to the April 2021 spring election. The three-year term will then be on the ballot.

Following is a news release from the school district about filling the vacancy:

The Westosha Central High School District is currently seeking applicants to fill a vacant Board position. The position is the at large representative; qualified applicants must reside within the district and be at least 18 years old. The board will select a candidate following the interview process. The selected candidate will fill the position immediately and complete the current term ending April 26, 2021. The three-year term will be on the spring election ballot.

Applicants should send a communication of intent to John Gendron, District Administrator, no later than Friday, November 13, 2020, at 12 p.m. Board interviews will be held on Tuesday, November 17, at 6 p.m. The district will send information to applicants with more details on November 13 regarding the interviews.

To submit your candidacy for the vacant position:
● Name
● Address
● Phone
● Email
● Letter of Interest, including reasons for wanting to serve and any other information you find relevant to serving on the board.

Send or email your information to:
Central High School
John Gendron
PO Box 38
Salem Wisconsin 53168
gendronj@westosha.k12.wi.us

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Oct. 29, 2020: 5,241 positives

Note: Our interactive charts are back. Hover over a data point to see details. Click on “A Flourish Chart” to see a larger version. — DH

The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 5,241 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Thursday. That’s 123 more than Wednesday. There have been 83 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. That’s 7 more than Wednesday. The Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 48,464 negative test results, a positive rate of 3,115/100,000 people and a 1.6 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Thursday.

Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting the following total positive COVID-19 test results for Western Kenosha County as of Wednesday:

  • Bristol — 112 cases (7 more than Wednesday)
  • Paddock Lake — 79 cases (5 more than Wednesday)
  • Salem Lakes — 266 cases (16 more than Wednesday)
  • Randall — 61 cases (2 more than Wednesday)
  • Twin Lakes — 94 cases (6 more than Wednesday)
  • Wheatland — 75 cases (2 more than Wednesday)
  • Paris — 33 cases (1 more than Wednesday)
  • Brighton — 33 cases (1 more than Wednesday)

All other county cases reported above are from Kenosha, Somers and Pleasant Prairie.

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 daily positives and negatives over time:

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 positives as a percentage of daily tests over time along with a 14-day moving average:

The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Kenosha County’s first case of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 16.

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 214,996 positive tests and 1,803,465 negative tests with 1,948 deaths statewide as of Thursday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there are 20,825 positives as of Thursday, the Lake County Health Department reports.

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Western Kenosha County seeing elevated absentee/early voting

Western Kenosha County is part of the trend toward increased use of absentee voting, either through mailing in a ballot or voting early in-person.

We contacted the municipal clerks in Bristol, Salem Lakes, Twin Lakes, Paddock Lake, Randall, Wheatland, Paris and Brighton. The clerks that responded all said use of absentee voting is above the 2016 presidential election.

Interest in presidential election is always high, officials say, and in this year of COVID-19 and its need for social distancing people are availing themselves of options besides voting at the polls on election day.

Here is absentee voting data we received as of earlier this week.

  • Bristol — As of Monday, 1,390 absentee ballots had been returned and 616 had voted early in-person. Registered voters: 3,554.
  • Paddock Lake — As of Monday, 392 absentee ballots and 270 in-person early. Registered voters: 1,876.
  • Wheatland — As of Monday, 441 absentee ballots. Registered voters: 2247.
  • Randall — As of Tuesday, 808 absentee. Registered voters 2,273.
  • Brighton — As of Thursday, 410 absentee ballots. Registered voters: 1,030.

Besides mailed in or dropped off absentee ballots, there is also the option to vote early in-person.

“We have had considerably more this election,” Paddock Lake village Clerk Michelle Shramek said of in-person early voting this election.

In-person early voting — in which voters fill out an absentee ballot at the polling location — opened Oct. 20 and closes Oct. 30. Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler thought there would be more use of the system in her town this year.

“I expected we would have more in-person absentee voting the first week,” Siegler said. “I’m hoping this second week will bring more voters as it gets closer to November 3rd.”

In Randall, absentee votes are approaching doubling the number from 2016, said Clerk Callie Rucker. And the town is seeing about 100 early in-person votes per day.

When mailed and dropped off absentee ballots and early in-person voting is combined almost 50 percent of Brighton’s 1,030 registered voters have voted this year, said town Clerk Linda Perona. In 2016, just 173 people requested absentee ballots in the fall partisan election that included the presidential race.

Paddock Lake village Clerk Michelle Shramek urged people who still have possession of absentee ballots to not delay in returning them.

“If they have a ballot that was mailed to them, the ballot they received is considered a live ballot and they should return the ballot by dropping it off at the village hall or mail it back before 8 p.m. on Election Day,” Shramek said.

In the end, elections are just another aspect of normal life that might be a little different this year.

“With Covid, we have to space out and it cuts down on how many can be in the building to vote at one time,’ said Siegler. “Normally, even presidential elections haven’t had a long wait (in Wheatland).  But this is not a normal year in any respect.”

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Deaths Oct. 29, 2020: Maria Smid (neé Ketting)

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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Units responding for burning in Salem

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At about 5:17 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of burning int he 8900 block of 256th Avenue in Salem.

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Two people die in crash in Bristol

Two people died in a crash in Bristol Wednesday evening.

The names of both of the deceased, a 43-year-old man and his 5-year-old daughter, are not being released by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department at this time.

Here is a news release from KCSD:

On October 28th, 2020, at about 8:30 PM the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department investigated a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a passenger car and a semi-truck on CTH Q (104th St) at CTH MB (152nd Ave) in the Village of Bristol.  Initial reports indicated that there was heavy damage to the passenger car and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.  A 5-year-old girl who was the daughter of the deceased driver and passenger of the car was transported to a local hospital by Bristol Fire Department but succumbed to her injuries and also died. Deputies and Detectives who are investigating the crash reported that a 2004 Mini Cooper was traveling eastbound on CTH Q at a high rate of speed, struck the semi-truck that was attempting to turn south from CTH Q onto CTH MB.  The operator of the Mini Cooper was identified as a 43-year-old man from Kenosha, WI.  The semi-truck operator was identified as a 50-year-old man from Gurnee, IL. The semi-truck operator is cooperating with the investigation.  The names of the operators and deceased are being withheld as this is still an open investigation.

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Oct. 28, 2020: 5,118 positives

Note: Our interactive charts are back. Hover over a data point to see details. Click on “A Flourish Chart” to see a larger version. — DH

The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 5,118 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Wednesday. That’s 160 more than Tuesday. There have been 76 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. The Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 48.143 negative test results, a positive rate of 3,042/100,000 people and a 1.6 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County (.1% higher than Tuesday) as of Wednesday.

Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting the following total positive COVID-19 test results for Western Kenosha County as of Wednesday:

  • Bristol — 105 cases
  • Paddock Lake — 74 cases
  • Salem Lakes — 250 cases
  • Randall — 59 cases
  • Twin Lakes — 88 cases
  • Wheatland — 73 cases
  • Paris — 32 cases
  • Brighton — 32 cases

All other county cases reported above are from Kenosha, Somers and Pleasant Prairie.

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 daily positives and negatives over time:

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 positives as a percentage of daily tests over time along with a 14-day moving average:

The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Kenosha County’s first case of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 16.

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 210,126 positive tests and 1,795.161 negative tests with 1,897 deaths statewide as of Wednesday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there are 20,553 positives as of Wednesday, the Lake County Health Department reports.

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Deaths Oct. 28, 2020: Linda J. Halko, Marilyn F. Nevoraski

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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Units responding for crash in Bristol

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At about 8:35 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the area of Highway Q and Highway MB in Bristol for a report of a crash.

Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. One is rolled over. The other is a semi-tractor trailer. Injuries being reported.

UPDATE 8:40 p.m. — Mutual aid being requested from Newport Fire Department and Pleasant Prairie Fire Department.

UPDATE 8:42 p.m. — Flight for Life medical transport helicopter responding.

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4-H Club may add community garden to Paris Town Hall site

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The Paris Happy Workers 4-H Club received Paris Town Board approval to pursue plans for a a community garden somewhere on the grounds of the town hall-fire station complex.

The Town Board discussed the matter and gave their OK to the general concept at Tuesday night’s monthly meeting.

“I’m comfortable with the idea,” said town Chairman John Holloway.

Nicole Niccolai, the club’s general leader, said she sees the garden as a way to revitalize the club’s public service with something hands on and local.

“I kind of want to bring community into their community service,” Niccolai said.

Niccolai said the garden could have been hosted at her property, but she felt the Town Hall location is more central and people might be more comfortable going there than a private property.

Supervisor Ken Monson said he was concerned the garden be kept up so that it did not reflect negatively on the town if it got weedy or otherwise unkempt.

“When  it comes to weeds, there’s a heck of a lot of work,” Monson said.

Niccolai pledged to keep the club working at the site.

“The kids will be working there regularly for community service,” Niccolai said.

Town officials also noted that currently outside water is not readily available from the building, which has no outdoor hoses. A hydrant at the site does not work.

Niccolai said she could supply hoses to use the outside bibs or could truck in water with a tanker truck her father-in-law has access to.

Holloway said the town will develop a list of concerns it has and ask for the club to come up with ways to address them.

Members of the committee that looks after the Veterans Memorial on the site also requested the garden not be located to close to the monument.

In the meantime, Holloway said Niccolai had the town’s blessing to apply for some grants to help pay for supplies for the garden.

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Units responding to crash in Trevor

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At about 6:25 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 12200 block of Highway 83 in Trevor.

Per dispatch: Two vehicles. One vehicle was smoking.

UPDATE 6:30 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on scene reports moderate damage to both vehicles.

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Oct. 27, 2020: 4,958 positives

Note: Our interactive charts are back. Hover over a data point to see details. Click on “A Flourish Chart” to see a larger version. — DH

The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 4,958 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Tuesday. That’s 6 more than Monday. There have been 76 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. The Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 47,925 negative test results, a positive rate of 2,947/100,000 people and a 1.5 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Tuesday.

Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting the following total positive COVID-19 test results for Western Kenosha County as of Tuesday:

  • Bristol — 105 cases
  • Paddock Lake — 74 cases
  • Salem Lakes — 250 cases
  • Randall — 59 cases
  • Twin Lakes — 88 cases
  • Wheatland — 73 cases
  • Paris — 32 cases
  • Brighton — 32 cases

All other county cases reported above are from Kenosha, Somers and Pleasant Prairie.

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 daily positives and negatives over time:

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 positives as a percentage of daily tests over time along with a 14-day moving average:

The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Kenosha County’s first case of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 16.

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 206,311 positive tests and 1,789,158 negative tests with 1,852 deaths statewide as of Tuesday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there are 20,526 positives as of Tuesday, the Lake County Health Department reports.

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Deaths Oct. 27, 2020: Brian O. Bohleen, Jeanne Susan Devine

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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County clerk urges use of “virtual” marriage license application

From the Kenoshas County Clerk’s office:

Kenosha County Clerk Regi Bachochin is urging people getting married this year to make it a priority to schedule an appointment for a “virtual” marriage license application.

The County Clerk’s Office has returned to accepting marriage license applications primarily through the “virtual” process, via videoconferencing. Appointments will be scheduled for Monday, Wednesday or Thursdays. Call the County Clerk’s Office at 262-653-2552 to set up an appointment once you have an officiant, a location, are able to provide an email for correspondence, and have access to a phone or computer with video calling/chatting capability as well as access to print documents during the interview, if necessary.

“Once you set an appointment for application, you will receive an initial email with the virtual meeting invite as well as an application document that must be completed and returned via email before 4 p.m. the day prior to your appointment.” said Bachochin. “The morning of your video appointment, you will receive copies of your completed documents
that must be reviewed timely, confirmed via email, and printed prior to the beginning of the video call.”

It is recommended if you do not have access to a printer, please plan to complete the interview where you can access both your email and print documents. The virtual interview may be conducted at your home, another residence or even the public library, so that you may access your email and have printing capabilities.

Even though the application process is fairly simple, conducting virtual marriage license applications requires a little more work on the backside for the deputy clerks; therefore, it limits the number of applications that can be processed each week simply because of time constraints, Bachochin said.

It is important to make sure you get your application scheduled in advance to allow for the state statute waiting period for the license to be issued, she added.

Wisconsin’s waiting period must be considered when scheduling an appointment, Bachochin said. Applicants must apply no more than 35 days and no fewer than seven days before the wedding.

“Often many couples put off the application process to the very end of their wedding plans. That makes it more challenging to fit in an appointment time that will work for both the office staff and the couples.” Bachochin said.

Bachochin said applicants must have a wedding date and officiant when they schedule an appointment to receive a license.

You will need to call the County Clerk’s Office at 262-653-2552 to schedule an appointment. If you have more questions about the process or any questions along the way, please contact the office.

There are currently no walk-in marriage license application services available at the County Clerk’s Office in downtown Kenosha or the Elected Officials Office in Bristol.

More information about the required documents for applying for a marriage license and other services the County Clerk’s Office provides is available at https://www.kenoshacounty.org/137/County-Clerk.

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A word from our sponsors: Polish your golf game year round at Westosha Sports Complex

Note: Westosha Sports Complex is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement.  — DH

Weather or season never gets in the way of your golf game at Westosha Sports Complex in Silver Lake.

Westosha Sports Complex is a professional training facility where players up their game, practice their swings, and just have fun.

Westosha Sports Complex features Full Swing, the worldwide leader in cutting edge indoor golf simulation technology. Full Swing simulators are in the homes of top Tour Pros including Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Jim Furyk, Padraig Harrington, and many more. Its patented dual tracking technology delivers superior ball tracking data and makes Full Swing the only simulator that actually measures ball flight indoors. With over 30 years of experience, Full Swing provides the most accurate and realistic golf experience you can find. There are 15 different courses you can play.

Hours are: Monday through Tuesday 3-9 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. If you are looking for an earlier tee time call us at least 48 hours in advance and we will try and accommodate you. Refreshments, including beer, are avilable for purchase.

If your game is baseball or softball, stop in for Westosha Sports Complex’s HitTrax baseball/softball hitting simulator.

HitTrax is not your average batting cage. Its patented technology measures real-time data and displays live results for immediate feedback. Analyze key performance metrics to identify tendencies before stepping onto the field.

With HitTrax, players are further engaged, in-depth performance reports are generated. Whether it’s hitting leagues, tournaments or home run derby’s, HitTrax brings the excitement of the outdoor game into this facility.

Click here for full pricing details.

Westosha Sports Complex is located at 1215 N. Pryor St, Silver Lake.

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Deaths Oct. 26, 2020: Alice Helen (nèe Clausen) La Violette

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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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Oct. 26, 2020: 4,952 positives

Note: Our interactive charts are back. Hover over a data point to see details. Click on “A Flourish Chart” to see a larger version. — DH

The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 4,952 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Monday. That’s 258 more than Friday. There have been 76 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. That’s 2 more than Friday. The Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 47,635 negative test results, a positive rate of 2,941/100,000 people and a 1.5 percent case fatality rate (.1 percent lower than Friday) in Kenosha County as of Monday.

Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting the following total positive COVID-19 test results for Western Kenosha County as of Monday:

  • Bristol — 105 cases (5 more than Friday)
  • Paddock Lake — 74 cases (2 more than Friday)
  • Salem Lakes — 250 cases (17 more than Friday)
  • Randall — 59 cases (6 more than Friday)
  • Twin Lakes — 88 cases (3 more than Friday)
  • Wheatland — 73 cases (7 more than Friday)
  • Paris — 32 cases (2 more than Friday)
  • Brighton — 32 cases (4 more than Friday)

All other county cases reported above are from Kenosha, Somers and Pleasant Prairie.

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 daily positives and negatives over time:

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 positives as a percentage of daily tests over time along with a 14-day moving average:

The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Kenosha County’s first case of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 16.

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 201,049 positive tests and 1,777,892 negative tests with 1,788 deaths statewide as of Monday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there are 20,071 positives as of Friday, the Lake County Health Department reports.

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Local fire department responding for mutual aid to Somers

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At about 2:44 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue is responding to a request for mutual aid from Somers Fire and Rescue for a crash in the 1800 block of Highway 31 (Green Bay Road) in Somers.

Per dispatch: Paris is requested to respond with an ambulance.

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Units responding for alarm in Bristol

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At about 8:57 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to the 13000 block of Wilmot Road for an alarm.

Per dispatch: This is a general fire alarm.

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A word from our sponsors: Wilmot Auto Service offers exceptional service, quality products and unparalleled customer satisfaction

Note: Wilmot Auto Service is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH

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.

Call 862-6300 for an appointment. Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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. Dwayne’s grandpa Harmon Garwood started Wilmot Auto Service in 1951. They are celebrating 69 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

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Deaths Oct. 25, 2020: Coleman E. Connolly

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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Agenda: Salem School District budget hearing and annual meeting Oct. 27, 2020

The Salem School District is scheduled to hold a budget hearing and annual meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the school.

Livestreams of both meetings will be available here at meeting time.

The budget hearing is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. The agenda includes a review of the proposed budget for the 2020-2021 school year.

The annual meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. The agenda includes:

  • District Report by Connie Valenza, district administrator.
  • Presentation of the budget for the 2020-2021 school year by the treasurer.
  • Motion for the tax levy for the 2020-2021 school year. Any district resident of voting age can vote on the tax levy. Residents must be physically present to participate in the levy vote.

The agendas for both meetings are available here.

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A word from our sponsors: Oct. 25, 2020 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Note: 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):

543 Oakwood Trl, Twin Lakes

114 E Chestnut St, Silver Lake

7955 Williamsburg Ct 101, Bristol

770 Sheridan Rd, Kenosha

9016 257th Ave, Salem

20515 75th St, Bristol

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Agendas: Bristol Village Board regular meeting Oct. 26, 2020

The Bristol Village Board is scheduled to hold a regular meeting starting at 7 p.m., Monday at Village Hall.

Among the agenda items are:

  • Discuss and take action to allow ATV’s and golf carts to travel on village roads.

Full agenda is available here.

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Deaths Oct. 24, 2020: Patricia Ann Scannell

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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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Trick or treating hours for 2020

All local municipalities that designate trick or treat hours have done so as usual for 2020.

Here’s the rundown:

  • Wheatland — Sunday, Oct. 25, 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Bristol — Saturday, Oct. 31, 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Paddock Lake — Saturday, Oct. 31, 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Randall — Saturday, Oct. 31, 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Salem Lakes — Saturday, Oct. 31, 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Twin Lakes — Saturday, Oct. 31, 4 to 7 p.m.

Here’s some info from Kenosha County Division of Health about safe trick or treating in these COVID-19 driven times:

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Oct. 23, 2020: 4,694 positives

Note: Our interactive charts are back. Hover over a data point to see details. Click on “A Flourish Chart” to see a larger version. — DH

The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 4,694 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Friday. That’s 91 more than Thursday. There have been 74 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. The Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 46,625 negative test results, a positive rate of 2,772/100,000 people and a 1.6 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Friday.

Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting the following total positive COVID-19 test results for Western Kenosha County as of Friday:

  • Bristol — 100 cases (3 more than Thursday)
  • Paddock Lake — 72 cases (2 more than Thursday)
  • Salem Lakes — 233 cases (6 more than Thursday)
  • Randall — 53 cases (2 more than Thursday)
  • Twin Lakes — 85 cases
  • Wheatland — 66 cases (1 more than Thursday)
  • Paris — 30 cases
  • Brighton — 28 cases (3 more than Thursday)

All other county cases reported above are from Kenosha, Somers and Pleasant Prairie.

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 daily positives and negatives over time:

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 positives as a percentage of daily tests over time along with a 14-day moving average:

The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Kenosha County’s first case of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 16.

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 190,478 positive tests and 1,744,072 negative tests with 1,745 deaths statewide as of Friday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there are 20,071 positives as of Friday, the Lake County Health Department reports. The Lake County Health Department is now recommending all schools there go to virtual learning due to “substantial community transmission of COVID-19.”

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