Units responding for alarm in Twin Lakes

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At about 7:30 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and a Twin Lakes Police officer are responding for an alarm in the 700 block of Kennedy Drive in Twin Lakes.

Per dispatch: This is carbon monoxide alarm.

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Units responding for burning in Salem

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At about 3:26 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of burning in the 23600 block of 81st Place in Salem.

Per dispatch: Caller reports burning was taking place in a swampy area near some trees.

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Units responding for crash in Bassett

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At about 2:10 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue and Randall Fire Department units are responding for a report of a crash in the 34500 block of Bassett Road (Highway F) in Bassett.

Per dispatch: Crash involves an ATV in a yard.

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A word from our sponsors: Aug. 24, 2019 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):

20600 83rd Pl, Bristol

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Deaths Aug. 23, 2019: Deborah Jean Kaiser

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 Chamber & Business Association’s 2019 Annual Business in the Park and Car Show is Aug. 24

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Note: Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

The Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association’s Annual Business in the Park and Car Show will be held on Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street by the Chamber office.

Come down for a day of community fun for free! No Admission!

Business, craft and retail booths will line the street between Lake Ave. and Burden Ave. Main St. will be closed 8:30 a.m. so the Car Show entries can begin to line up. The Car Show will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., this year with a motorcycle category.

The ever popular Spinning Wheel will be at Business in the Park. Everyone gets one spin of the Spinning Wheel to win a prize, (while supplies last). Prizes are donated by the Chamber and local businesses. Touch that Truck will be back. Kids get the opportunity to see heavy equipment up close to
touch, sit in and learn about careers in the trades. As summer draws to a close let’s not forget the Twin Lakes Food Pantry. Family budgets are stretched at this time of year with back to school needs. Please bring food items for the Twin Lakes Food Pantry or school supplies for the Sharing Center. There will be barrels by the Chamber for donations.

Food and raffles will also be available at Business in the Park.

Click here for more information.



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Units responding to fire in Twin Lakes

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 1:43 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue and Randall Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a fire in the 300 block of Burden Avenue in Twin Lakes.

Per dispatch: Caller reports a dryer on fire.

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Units responding to Central HS for alarm

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At about 9:13 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to Central High School in Paddock Lake for an alarm.

Per dispatch: This is a fire alarm.

UPDATE 9:15 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports no fire or smoke observed.

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Wheatland Center School community education classes offered for fall

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Wheatland Center School is offering a variety of community education classes this fall.

Classes will start the week of Sept. 16 and continue into December November.

Fees for classes vary.

Check out this brochure for the whole line-up and a registration form.

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Garage sales page updated

West 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.

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Units responding for crash in Salem Lakes

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At about 8:35 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the 30400 block of Highway W in Salem Lakes.

Per dispatch: Two vehicles, both off the road, are involved.

UPDATE 8:39 p.m. — Personnel from Salem Lakes Station No. 1 (Trevor) toned out to respond to the scene.

UPDATE 8:44 p.m. — Deputy requests two tow trucks.

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Identity released of motorcyclist who died in Salem Lakes crash

The identity of a motorcyclist who died in a crash in Salem Lakes on Monday has been released by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.

Jonathan G. Wynn, 30, of Bristol, died at the scene, a sheriff’s department news release said.

A Sheriff’s Department news release said Wynn was in about the 21900 block of Highway C in Salem Lakes when he tried to pass several vehicles, struck one and was ejected from his motorcycle.

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A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association’s 2019 Annual Business in the Park and Car Show is Aug. 24

Note: Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

The Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association’s Annual Business in the Park and Car Show will be held on Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street by the Chamber office.

Come down for a day of community fun for free! No Admission!

Business, craft and retail booths will line the street between Lake Ave. and Burden Ave. Main St. will be closed 8:30 a.m. so the Car Show entries can begin to line up. The Car Show will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., this year with a motorcycle category.

The ever popular Spinning Wheel will be at Business in the Park. Everyone gets one spin of the Spinning Wheel to win a prize, (while supplies last). Prizes are donated by the Chamber and local businesses. Touch that Truck will be back. Kids get the opportunity to see heavy equipment up close to
touch, sit in and learn about careers in the trades. As summer draws to a close let’s not forget the Twin Lakes Food Pantry. Family budgets are stretched at this time of year with back to school needs. Please bring food items for the Twin Lakes Food Pantry or school supplies for the Sharing Center. There will be barrels by the Chamber for donations.

Food and raffles will also be available at Business in the Park.

Click here for more information.

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Deaths Aug. 20, 2019: Jonathan G. “Jon” Wynn

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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2019 Kenosha County Fair Demo Derby coverage (VIDEO)

The annual demolition derby at the 2019 Kenosha County Fair smashed up over 100 vehicles on Sunday.

It started with the kids.

  • 4411 Justin Craig Janesville 2nd
    94 Shawn Gudex Lomira 1st
    411 Derek Gudex Campbellsport 4th
    25 Raymond Gudex Campbellsport 3rd
  • 43 Garrett Doepgen Union Grove
  • 44 Rachel Morton Salem
  • 88 Dan Ring Salem
  • 56 Wayne Sura Racine
  • B3 Matthew Burrow Salem
  • 62 Travis Smith Kenosha
  • 237 Max Sedlack Kenosha
  • 813 Joe Vash Racine
  • 53T Matt Schuch St. Charles
  • 00 Mike Hagen Elkhorn
  • 1/2 x Jeff Fandich McHenry
  • 4 Ryan Dillow Gurnee
  • 71 Andy Dye Burlington
  • 911Jr Steve Applegate Kenosha
  • 911 Ken Applegate Pleasant Prairie
  • 19 Alex Untner Waterford
  • 299 Skylar Thomson Greylake
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  • 43 Garrett Doepaen Union Grove 4th
  • 44 Rachael Martin Salem
  • 88 Dan Ring Salem 5th
  • 813 Joe Vash Racine 6th
  • 4 Ryan Pillow Gurnee 1st
  • 71  Andy Dye Burlington 2nd
  • 19 Alex Lintner Waterford
  • 51T Shane Knorr Grayslake 3rd
  • 911jr Steve Applegate Garden Prairie
  • 14 Andrew Katz Salem
  • B8 Blake Kreuser Kenosha 1st
  • 222 Riley Newberry Kenosha 2nd
  • 661 Korey Baumann Caledonia
  • C63 Chris Valenta Trevor
  • 911 Ken Applegate Pleasant Prairie 4th
  • 87x Patrick Roeker Walworth
  • 313 Austin Newberry Kenosha
  • 420 Justin Snyder Whitewater 5th
  • 773 Josh Lewandowski Union Grove 3rd
  • 369 Nathan Walling Racine
  • 50 Cody Kapellusch Union Grove
  • 61 Jason Kecter Racine
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  • 427 Steven Hill Franksville
  • 113 Marissa Siedjak Kenosha 1st
  • K4 Tyler Juga Kenosha
  • 34 Kevin Anderson Pleasant Prairie
  • 728 Garrett Eidsor Kenosha
  • 05 Mark Etzelmueller Kenosha 5th
  • 14 Kevin Massie Kenosha 4th
  • 199 Jonathan Cox Salem
  • I1/22 Chris Walters Silver Lake
  • Jennifer Lintner Waterford
  • Timothy Mende McHenry
  • Joe Cortese Racine
  • Josh Nees Sr Racine 3rd
  • 47T Laura Foster Kenosha 6th
  • 96 Joshua Nees Racine 2nd
  • 3B52 Colton Gritzmacher Belvidere
  • 747 Dylan Page Belvidere
  • 14K Keenan Rogers Belvidere
  • PBR Nick Parr Sturtevant 1st
  • 1129 Sam Wilson Caledonia 2nd
  • 170 Anthony Prucha Racine 3rd
  • 78T Joe Jackson Batavia 4th
  • 97R Adkin Rhodes St. Charles 6th
  • 226R Mason Rhodes St Charles
  • 169 Pacman Joe Jr. Maudin Kenosha
  • Fats Curtis Lindsley LaPorte 5th
  • 25 Ken Huff Lowell
  • 09 James Giese Dyer
  • 44x Erik Greenlee Genoa City
  • D17 Dominik Kruk Kenosha
  • K504 Devon Hoefeld Kenosha
  • K01 Mason Eichhorn Kenosha
  • 413 Tony Foreman Twin Lakes 3rd
  • 885 Drew Nelson Salem 1st
  • 619 Travis Prihaoda Wind Lake
  • 121 Ryan Wrenger Franksville
  • 68 Randy Trew Racine Racine 6th
  • 1175 Travis Codd Kansasville
  • 601   Kratowez Racine 4th
  •   Mundwig, Franksville, 5th
  • Adam Freltay Kenosha 2nd
  • Jake Zender Twin Lakes
  • 28 Anthony Izzo Capron
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Salem Lakes Village Board: Open to petitions for lake districts

A single village wide lake district with taxing authority formed through resolution by the Village Board seemed to be out of favor among Salem Lakes Village Board members at a committee of the whole meeting Monday.

Instead, board members said they would consider petitions to form a district organized by interested citizens showing a majority of landowners within designated smaller districts, while acknowledging that will be a grueling process to organize.

“It’s up to you people to do the legwork,” said Trustee Mike Culat, who was chairing the meeting in the absence of village President Diann Tesar, who was sick. “If 51 percent of people in an area want this, you’ll have it.”

“This should be decided by the people affected,” said Trustee Ted Kmiec.

Trustee Bill Hopkins said he would like to see petitions brought forward rather than have the board initiate action and received a round of applause from some audience members.

Last summer, the board briefly discussed the idea of a village wide district after Hopkins said he heard Faber was going to bring it forward. Faber acknowledged that he was researching the idea, but wasn’t ready then move it forward.

On Monday, Faber said he has conducted that research and pointed out that a village wide district would spread the financial burden wider. But by the end of the meeting he said he also favored the petition process.

A lake district has taxing authority independent of any municipality. There are three lake districts in Salem Lakes: for Camp-Center Lake, Hooker Lake and Voltz Lake. Some other lakes in the village have associations, which can do fund raising for their projects and activities, but cannot tax.

At the beginning of the committee meeting, several audience members spoke in favor and opposition to the idea of forming more lake districts. Those opposed especially objected to a village wide district formed by resolution by the Village Board.

“The board should not be involved in making this decision alone,” said one of the speakers from the audience, Jeff Albrecht. a former Silver Lake village president. His remarks drew applause.

Two audience members were clearly opposed to a village wide district. Two others addressed only Lake Shangri-la. Four other audience members spoke in favor of a district at least for Silver Lake. They all are active in the Silver Lake Protection Association.

Village attorney Richard Scholze explained a taxing lake district can be formed by a municipality or by a petition of affected land owners.

The first step in either process is establishing boundaries, which can be involved, Scholze said.

“There’s a number of issues that someone has to look at … before you could act on a decision on whether to form a district,” Scholze said.

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Aug. 20, 2019 lake test results: DeWitt Park beach closed and Paddock Hooker Lakes Association beach under caution

DeWitt Park Beach on Silver Lake is closed to swimming and Paddock Hooker Lakes Association beach on Paddock Lake is on a swim caution after water tests on Monday showed elevated levels of E.coli there.

The State Department of Health recommends posting warnings at beaches when the test results indicate a E.coli level of 300/100mL or more and closing a beach when test results exceed E.coli 1000/100mL. Wheatland (Lilly Lake) has a policy of posting an advisory for a level of E.coli 235/100 mL or more and closing a beach when test results exceed E.coli 1000/100mL.

The test results that produced the closure and caution were:

  • DeWitt Park beach on Silver Lake — 1,986 E.coli/100 mL
  • PHLA on Paddock Lake — 649 E.coli/100 mL

The above locations are set to be resampled Tuesday.

Other results from Monday as reported by the Kenosha County Division of Health (except where noted) are:

Salem Lakes –Silver Lake County Park beach 133 E.coli/100 mL; Lake Shangri La #1 27 E.coli/100 mL; Center Lake 7 E.coli/100 mL; Camp Lake: 20 E.coli/100 mL; Hooker Boat Launch: 18 E.coli/100 mL.

Paddock Lake — Old Settlers County Park on Paddock Lake 15 E.coli/10; Hoag Park 28 E.coli/100 mL; North Shore Association: 7 E.coli/100 mL; PHLA Diving Board 20 E.coli/100 mL.

Wheatland — Lilly Lake 16 E.coli/100 mL.

Twin Lakes — Lance Park on Lake Mary 22 E.coli/100 mL.

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Bristol United Methodist Church to host Rummage Sale, Bake Sale and Brat Roast Aug. 23 & 24

A Rummage Sale, Bake Sale and Brat Roast will be held on Friday, Aug. 23
and Saturday, Aug. 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bristol United Methodist Church, 8014 199th Ave., Bristol, which is about a half mile south of Highway 50 on Highway 45.

Sorry, no clothing, but lots of other thing will be available for sale: dishes, pans, small appliances, pictures, furniture, toys, knick-knacks, luggage, etc.

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Report from the road: Fog

I just did some driving between Paddock Lake and downtown Trevor and it’s foggy out there. There’s no National Weather Service advisory or warning in effect, but visibility was limited in spots.

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A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association’s 2019 Annual Business in the Park and Car Show is Aug. 24

Note: Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

The Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association’s Annual Business in the Park and Car Show will be held on Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street by the Chamber office.

Come down for a day of community fun for free! No Admission!

Business, craft and retail booths will line the street between Lake Ave. and Burden Ave. Main St. will be closed 8:30 a.m. so the Car Show entries can begin to line up. The Car Show will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., this year with a motorcycle category.

The ever popular Spinning Wheel will be at Business in the Park. Everyone gets one spin of the Spinning Wheel to win a prize, (while supplies last). Prizes are donated by the Chamber and local businesses. Touch that Truck will be back. Kids get the opportunity to see heavy equipment up close to
touch, sit in and learn about careers in the trades. As summer draws to a close let’s not forget the Twin Lakes Food Pantry. Family budgets are stretched at this time of year with back to school needs. Please bring food items for the Twin Lakes Food Pantry or school supplies for the Sharing Center. There will be barrels by the Chamber for donations.

Food and raffles will also be available at Business in the Park.

Click here for more information.

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Deaths Aug. 19, 2019: Paul Kreulach, Kenneth Mielke, Darlene M. Jones

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 last look in photos at the 2019 Kenosha County Fair

The 2019 Kenosha County Fair came to a close Sunday evening.

We spent a lot of time at the fairgrounds over the five days of the fair. We enjoyed talking to many of you at our booth in the Commercial Building.

Here’s a last look at the fair with some photos that did not fit into out other coverage:

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2019 Kenosha County Fair music (VIDEO)

The Kenosha County Fair has lots of live music and the 2019 edition was no exception.

Here is a sampling of the music that was playing at the Creekside Stage and Barrel Room — from polka to contemporary country to retro rock ‘n’ roll:

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2019 Kenosha County Fair small animal auction coverage (VIDEO)

The small animal auction at the Kenosha County Fair took place Sunday afternoon at the fair grounds in Wilmot.

This where the hard work of youngsters in the rabbit and poultry projects pays off when bidders in the live auction vie to buy the offered animals.

Here are some video scenes from the auction:

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Units responding for alarm in Lake Shangri-la

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 5:05 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding for an alarm in the 21900 block of 121st Street in Lake Shangri-la.

Per dispatch: This is a carbon monoxide alarm.

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Units responding for alarm in Wilmot

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At about 3:28 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a business in the 12400 block of Fox River Road in Wilmot for an alarm.

Per dispatch: This is an alarm called in by an alarm company for a fire alarm that has gone off six times.

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Motorcyclist dies in Salem Lakes crash

A motorcyclist died in a crash in Salem Lakes this morning.

From a news release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department:

The Sheriff’s Department is currently on the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash in the 21900 block of Highway C.  The preliminary investigation indicates an eastbound motorcycle attempted to pass several vehicles at a very high rate of speed.  The motorcycle struck a vehicle and the operator of the motorcycle was ejected.  The operator of the motorcycle died at the scene. It is estimated the roadway will reopen at approximately 3:00 PM.  East and westbound Highway C traffic is closed from US 45 to 98th Street, as the investigation is conducted.

Here is our original report on the crash.

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Units responding for crash in Salem Lakes

/Photo by Melissa Shilling-Kane, used with permission

At about 11:52 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 21900 block of Highway C in Salem Lakes.

Per dispatch: Crash involves motorcyclist and perhaps another car. Motorcycle is off the road. Injuries being reported.

UPDATE 11:59 a.m. — Salem command requests mutual aid from Bristol Fire and Rescue. Bristol is requested to respond with an engine.

UPDATE about 12:01 p.m. — Salem command changes request for mutual aid from Bristol to response by heavy squad instead of engine.

UPDATE 2:25 p.m. — Sheriff’s Department says motorcyclist died at the scene. More info here.

/Photo by Melissa Shilling-Kane, used with permission
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A word from our sponsors: Paddock Lake seeking seasonal public works help

Note: This is a paid announcement from the village of Paddock Lake. — DH

The Village of Paddock Lake is accepting applications for a full-time seasonal public works position. September through December.

Responsibilities will include the ability to assist existing village staff with day-to-day operations during the Fall yard waste collection.

Applicants must have the ability to pass a drug and alcohol exam and fit-to work test.

Village applications and job description is available at the Village of Paddock Lakes office at 6969 236th Ave. Paddock Lake, WI 53168 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.

Application submittal deadline is 3:00 pm September 9,2019.

THE VILLAGE OF PADDOCK LAKE IS AN EQUAL OPERTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Deaths Aug. 18, 2019: Don E. Rawlins

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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