Deaths Aug. 10, 2022: Sandra June Burritt

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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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Aug. 10, 2022 lake test results: DeWitt Park Beach closed to swimming

DeWitt Park Beach on Silver Lake is closed after testing by Kenosha County Public Health showed elevated E.coli levels there.

The State Department of Health recommends posting warnings at beaches when test results indicate a E.coli level of 235/100mL or more and closing a beach when test results exceed E.coli 1000/100mL.

The result that triggered the swimming closure was greater than 2419 E.coli/100 mL. Resampling there was scheduled for Thursday.

Other test results reported by Kenosha County Public Health (except where noted) are:

Salem Lakes – Silver Lake County Park beach 5 E.coli/100 mL; Silver Lake DeWitt Park greater than 2419 E.coli/100mL; Lake Shangri-la 220th Ct. 39 E.coli/100 mL; Center Lake 7 E.coli/100 mL; Camp Lake 228 E.coli/100 mL; Hooker Lake Boat Launch 33 E.coli/100 mL; Rock Lake 2 E.coli/100mL.

Paddock Lake — Old Settlers County Park beach11 E.coli/100 mL; Hoag Park 16 E.coli/100 mL; North Shore Association 5 E.coli/100 mL; PHLA beach 228 E.coli/100mL; PHLA Diving Board 20 E.coli/100 mL.

Wheatland — Lilly Lake 1 E.coli/100 mL.

Twin Lakes — Lance Park on Lake Mary 6 E.coli/100 mL.

Bristol — Lake George-101st St. 6 E.coli/100 mL; Lake George-187th Ave. 8 E.coli/100 mL.

Randall (as reported by the town government) — Powers Lake 8.5 E.coli/100 mL,

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Car fire

8:38 pm Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue toned out for a squad car on fire. 7800 block of Highway B.

Deputy thinks he has it out with an extinguisher.

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2022 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: Lots of racing at the Kenosha County Fair

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Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

There’s a lot of racing at the Kenosha County Fair.

On Wednesday, Aug. 17, the program will feature modified, Street Stocks and Bandits. Gates Open at 5 p.m.; racing starts at 6:45 p.m.

On Saturday, Aug. 20, the program will feature Kenosha County Fair/Roger Iles Tribute featuring The Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint series plus WingLESS Sprints and Mini-Sprints. Gates Open at 5 p.m.; racing starts at 6:45 p.m. An additional fee of $10 applies for ages 12 and older. 11 and under free.

This year’s Kenosha County Fair will take place from Aug. 17-21

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A word from our sponsors: St. Alphonsus Church to Host Summer BBQ Picnic Aug. 21

Note: This is a paid announcement from St. Alphonsus Parish — DH

St. Alphonsus Parish is hosting its 2nd Annual Summer BBQ Picnic: BBQ, Bands, and Beer.

The BBQ Picnic will take place on Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 1:00 to 5:00pm at the New Munster Park Pavilion, 6331 341 st Avenue, New Munster, WI.

The event features live bands including “Relativity”, “Charley Thornton”, and others. Food will be served from 1-4pm or until sold out. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, as there is limited seating available at the venue.

This is a free event open to the public. Ticket prices for BBQ lunch including a BBQ pulled pork sandwich, mac n cheese, coleslaw, chips, and dessert are $15 for adults, $7 for children under 15, and free for children under 5. Beer, soda, and water are also available for purchase. Carry outs are available.

“The St. Alphonsus Summer BBQ Picnic is a great event where we can enjoy live music while getting together with our neighbors and friends,” Fr. Arthur Mattox stated. “What’s better than BBQ, bands, and a cold beverage on a beautiful summer day?” (with the exception of the Mass of course!)

For more information call St. Alphonsus Parish at 262.537.4370.

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Local students named to University of Iowa spring 2022 Dean’s List

More than 4,000 undergraduate students at the University of Iowa were named to the dean’s list for the 2022 spring semester. Dean’s list status was earned by 714 first year undergraduates during the 2022 spring semester at Iowa, only 1,268 second year students, only 1,559 third year students, and only 2,045 fourth year students.

Local students on the list were:

  • Julia Kryca of Kenosha, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Major: Neuroscience.
  • Madison Kushner of Kenosha, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Major: Open.
  • Jacinta Petersen of Bristol, College of Engineering, Major: Civil Engineering.
  • George Zeller of Kenosha, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Major: Human Physiology.

Guidelines for inclusion on the list are: Undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Education, the College of Engineering, the Tippie College of Business, and University College who achieve a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.50 or higher on 12 semester hours or more of UI graded coursework during a given semester or summer session and who have no semester hours of “I” (incomplete) or “O” (no grade reported) during the same semester are recognized by inclusion on the dean’s list for that semester

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2022 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: Fair includes a chance for sweet bids

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH

If bidding on beef, swine and poultry is not your thing, you still have other options at the Kenosha County Fair.

The annual pie auction takes place starting at Saturday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m., in the animal sale and show arena.

Up for bid will be pies and other desserts of every imaginable type and often packaged in creative ways. The bakers include local officials, champion bakers and 4-Hers.

But this is not your average bake sale. This auction benefits the fair building fund, which helps maintain the buildings that house the core fair functions.

This fun event is great family entertainment and everyone is welcome to attend and join in with a bid.

This year’s Kenosha County Fair runs Aug. 17-21.

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Fall election 2022: State Assembly Dist 61 Republican primary results

In Tuesday’s partisan primary election, two candidates were vying to become the Republican nominee for Dist. 61 State Assembly.

On the ballot were:

  • Mike Honold
  • Amanda Nedweski

The winner will face Max WInkels, the only Democrat running for the office.

Results at 8:36 p.m. with 5 of 21 polls reporting:

  •  Amanda Nedweski 1203 (58.77%)
  •  Mike Honold 839 (40.99%)

UPDATE 8:43 p.m. — With 10 of 21 polls reporting:

 Amanda Nedweski 2459 (56.39%)
 Mike Honold 1894 (43.43%)

UPDATE 8:50 p.m. — With 13 of 21 polls reporting:

Amanda Nedweski 3327 (55.68%)
Mike Honold 2639 (44.17%)

UPDATE 8:56 p.m. — With 16 of 21 polls reporting:

Amanda Nedweski 3472 (55.75%)
 Mike Honold 2747 (44.11%)

UPDATE 9:08 p.m. — With 19 polls  of 21 reporting:

Amanda Nedweski 3831 (56.4%)
 Mike Honold 2952 (43.46%)

UPDATE 9:18 p.m. — With 20 of 21 polls reporting:

Amanda Nedweski 4368 (56.4%)
 Mike Honold 3365 (43.45%)

UPDATE 10:01 p.m. — Above results reflect what may be incomplete results from all precincts except 1 of 3 in Salem Lakes.

UPDATE — Final unofficial results with 21 of 21 precincts reporting;

Amanda Nedweski 5029 (56.95%)
 Mike Honold 3785 (42.87%)
 Write-In 16 (0.18

 

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Fall election 2022: Kenosha County Sheriff Republican primary results

A field fo four is expected to be narrowed to one in election to designate a Republican to run for Kenosha Couny sheriff in November.

On the ballot are

  • Tyler Cochran
  • Albert Gonzales
  • Ray Rowe
  • David Zoerner

The winner will face James Simmons, the only Democrat running for the office, in the fall election on Nov. 8.

Incumbent David Beth, a Republican, is not running for re-election.

Results reported by Kenosha County at 8:33 p.m.:

David W. Zoerner 1637 (49.58%)
Ray Rowe 1055 (31.95%)
 Albert Brian Gonzales 383 (11.6%)
 Tyler Cochran 225 (6.81%)

UPDATE 8:40 p.m. — With 23 of 98 polls reporting:

David W. Zoerner 3140 (50.06%)
Ray Rowe 1853 (29.54%)
Albert Brian Gonzales 764 (12.18%)
Tyler Cochran 513 (8.18%)

UPDATE 8:47 p.m. — With  36 of 98 polls reporting:

 David W. Zoerner 4296 (49.68%)
 Ray Rowe 2491 (28.81%)
 Albert Brian Gonzales 1121 (12.96%)
 Tyler Cochran 736 (8.51%)

UPDATE 8:52 p.m. — With 63 polls of 98 reporting: 

 David W. Zoerner 5678 (48.21%)
 Ray Rowe 3428 (29.11%)
 Albert Brian Gonzales 1621 (13.76%)
 Tyler Cochran 1045 (8.87%)

UPDATE 8:57 p.m. — With 68 polls of 98 reporting:

 David W. Zoerner 6206 (48.16%)
 Ray Rowe 3732 (28.96%)
 Albert Brian Gonzales 1758 (13.64%)
 Tyler Cochran 1184 (9.19%)

UPDATE 9:16 p.m. — With 88 of 98 polls reporting:

 David W. Zoerner 7508 (47.43%)
 Ray Rowe 4649 (29.37%)
 Albert Brian Gonzales 2174 (13.73%)
 Tyler Cochran 1489 (9.41%)

UPDATE 9:35 p.m. — With 96 of 98 polls reporting:

David W. Zoerner 8465 (47.24%)
 Ray Rowe 5247 (29.28%)
 Albert Brian Gonzales 2434 (13.58%)
 Tyler Cochran 1763 (9.84%)

UPDATE 10:01 p.m. — Above results reflect what may be incomplete results from all precincts except 1 of 3 polls in Salem Lakes and the area of Genoa City in Kenosha County.

UPDATE — Final unofficial results with 98 of 98 precincts reporting:

David W. Zoerner  8927 (47.4%)

 Ray Rowe 5527 (29.35%)

 Albert Brian Gonzales 2561 (13.6%)

 Tyler Cochran 1804 (9.58%)

 Write-In 14 (0.07%)

 

 

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Aquanuts 50th anniversary

This Summer, The Aquanuts are celebrating their 50th anniversary. The water ski show team has been entertaining audiences on Lake Mary for free with award winning shows for decades. On Saturday July 30th, a performance was held including many alumni taking part in the show.

Many .ore photos and info below.

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Fall election 2022: Partisan primary election is Tuesday (today)

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Today is Election Day for the 2022 partisan primary.

Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

All wards in Salem Lakes will vote at Village Hall.

All wards in Bristol will vote at Village Hall.

All other polling places are in their typical locations. A complete list of polling places is available here.

There will be contests on the Republican side of the ballot in the following races of local interest:

Kenosha County Sheriff — The four GOP candidates are Tyler Cochran, Brian Gonzales, Raymond Rowe and Daivd Zoerner. Incumbent David Beth, also a Republican, is not running for re-election.

State Assembly District 61Candidates Mike Honold and Amanda Nedweski are competing for the GOP nomination to succeed Samantha Kerkman, who is not running for re-election after being elected Kenosha County executive in April. The 61st covers most of Western Kenosha County except for Wheatland.

State Assembly District 21 — Challenger Jay Stone and incumbent Van Wanggaard are competing for the GOP nomination. The 21st covers most of Western Kenosha County except Wheatland

State Assembly District 38 — Incumbent Tyler August and challenger Bart Williams are competing for the GOP nomination. The 38th includes Wheatland.

There are no contested Democratic primaries in the above races. The winners of the Republican primaries will face-off against the Democratic nominees in the Nov. 8 general election.

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Demolition has begun

Demolition has begun on the old Twin Lakes Village Hall. There was a bit of a late start because of the pouring rain. Work will continue tomorrow.

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2022 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: Get educated at the School Exhibits Building

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Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH.

If you’re looking for a place to get inspired about the school children of Western Kenosha County you might check out the School Exhibits Building at the Kenosha County Fair.

The building is literally decorated wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling with school work of Kenosha County students. Some are art, some are more explanatory, all are visually interesting. Public and parochial elementary schools from anywhere in the county are eligible, but generally it is Western Kenosha County schools that participate.

Students earn ribbons and premiums for their projects displayed in the building.

The school exhibits building is located just west of the Westosha Kiwanis food building and north of the Midway on the main east-west fairgrounds road.

The Kenosha County Fair runs Aug. 17-21 this year at the fairgrounds in Wilmot.

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Local students among UW-Whitewater spring 2022 graduates

The following students with local ties earned degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater as part of the 2022 spring commencement:

  • Matthew Bruzas, Salem, graduated with the following degree: Journalism – BA
  • Vince Comaroto, Trevor, graduated Cum Laude with the following degree: Computer Science – BS
  • Maddie Crum, Kenosha, graduated Summa Cum Laude with the following degree: Art Education – BSE
  • Lauren Cygnar, Salem, graduated with the following degree: Biology – BS
  • Nick DeCesaro, Kenosha, graduated with the following degree: Accounting – BBA
  • Ashley Falasz, Twin Lakes, graduated Cum Laude with the following degree: Psychology – BS
  • Bekah Gruener, Bristol, graduated with the following degree: Liberal Arts – AA
  • Kyle Grzyb, Trevor, graduated Magna Cum Laude with the following degree: Media Arts and Game Development – BS
  • Adan Herrera, Kenosha, graduated with the following degree: Journalism – BA
  • Maggie Hillock, Paddock Lake, graduated with the following degree: Music – BM, percussion performance.
  • Augie Horak, Trevor, graduated with the following degree: Entrepreneurship – BBA
  • Allie Kiser, Kenosha, graduated with the following degree: Marketing – BBA
  • Alex Klugiewicz, Salem, graduated with the following degree: Computer Science – BS
  • Samuel Kristiansen, Kenosha, graduated with the following degree: Music – BM
  • Joseph Maldonado, Kenosha, graduated Cum Laude with the following degree: Marketing – BBA
  • Dylan Paprocki, Twin Lakes, graduated Summa Cum Laude with the following degree: Finance – BBA
  • Madeline Schmidt, Salem, graduated with the following degree: Business Administration – MBA
  • Cora Shircel, Kenosha, graduated Summa Cum Laude with the following degree: Journalism – BA
  • Krissy Swatkowski, Kenosha, graduated Magna Cum Laude with the following degree: Elementary Education – BSE
  • Jared Ticha, Twin Lakes, graduated Magna Cum Laude with the following degree: Finance – BBA
  • Megan Turk, Trevor, graduated Cum Laude with the following degree: Elementary Education – BSE
  • Jordyn VanZeeland, Twin Lakes, graduated Summa Cum Laude with the following degree: Psychology – BS
  • Emily Vershowske, Twin Lakes, graduated Magna Cum Laude with the following degree: Psychology – BA
  • Brooklyn Willms, Kenosha, graduated Cum Laude with the following degree: Communication Sciences and Disorders – BS

More than 1,530 students crossed the stage to receive their degrees at this semester’s ceremonies – held May 14 on the Whitewater campus, and May 17 on the Rock County campus.

The graduating class included 11 international students, 71 military veterans and 200 nontraditional students, defined as undergraduate students who are 25 years of age or older. In addition, 194 self-identified students with disabilities received degrees.

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Agenda: Salem School District board special meeting Aug. 9, 2022

The Salem School District board is scheduled to hold a special meeting Tuesday, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the large group instructional room at the school.

Among the agenda items are:

  • Liquidated Damages for Teacher Resignation.
  • P.E. Teacher Resignation.

The full agenda is available here.

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

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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 71 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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Cloudy and rain

Thunderstorms continue in the morning hours. Cloudy this afternoon. Winds 10-15 mph. High of 78°. Tonight the low in the upper 50’s.

A flash flood watch remains in effect until 1pm.

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2022 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: The fair has plenty of pull

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Note: Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

The Kenosha County Fair has plenty of pull — as in pulling competitions.

The fair’s pull categories range from garden to tractors weighing thousands of pounds.

Truck and tractor pull is scheduled for Thursday starting at 6:30 p.m. in the grandstand. Several Tractor Classes and Truck Classes will be sure to please even the most experienced fan in this jam-packed contest. Details here.

The always popular Combine Demolition Derby follows the truck and tractor pull both nights. See these massive machines compete to be the last survivor.

The Kenosha County Fair runs this year from Aug. 17-21.

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Flash flood watch

From 1am Sunday through Monday afternoon.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to move in, with multiple rounds of slow-moving showers and thunderstorms with likely high rainfall rates. Conditions are favorable for flash flooding, depending on where the storms line up. Rainfall totals of 3 – 5 inches are possible.

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A word from our sponsors: Aug. 7, 2022 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):

2880 11th Pl 605, Kenosha

 

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Deaths Aug. 6, 2022: Christine M. Alton, Edward C. Desotell

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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2022 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: This fair has music, music, music

The music lover will have daily reasons to attend the Kenosha County Fair.

A variety of acts coming to the Creekside Stage should mean most everyone finds something they can tap their foot — or bob their head — to.

Here’s the lineup:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 17: 95 WIIL Rock Night at the Fair, 5-11 p.m. Royal Bliss, Ron’s Supper Club, NX Tagbacks, Shaman Harvest. Admission: $10 ages 12 and over; ages 7-11 $5; VIP up close $25.
  • Thursday, Aug. 18: KR Bluegrass Band, 1 p.m.; In The Stix 7:45 p.m..
  • Friday, Aug. 19: Stone Therapy, 1 p.m.; The Now 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 20: Justus, noon; Bella Cain, 8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 21, Doo-Wop Daddies, noon. Class of ’62, 3:30 p.m.

The Kenosha County Fair runs from Aug. 17-21.

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Christ Lutheran Church to host Free Community Picnic Aug. 13

Christ Lutheran Church’s Free Community Picnic will take place Saturday, Aug. 13 from noon until 5 p.m. at the church grounds, 24929 75th St., Paddock Lake.

The event will feature a free picnic lunch for everyone. Choice of burger, hotdog, or brat with sides and a beverage.

Bring your blanket or lawn chairs.

There also will be a silent auction. Come inside and bid on the treasures. Bids close at 4 p.m.

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Heat Advisory

A heat advisory is in effect until 7 pm. Heat index values up to 100 are expected.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has issued as Air Quality Advisory for Ozone which will be in effect from noon Saturday until 12:00 am Sunday (Saturday night).  
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Departments responding

11:56 am Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue is responding change of quarters and Paris Fire is responding with a chief and tender for a structure fire in Somers.

noon Somers is upgrading to a MABAS box alarm. Paris tender, Bristol RIT, Randall tender,

One person has smoke inhalation.

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A word from our sponsors: 2022 season Westosha Falcons Football kick-off event is Aug. 6 (TODAY)

Note: This is a paid announcement from Westosha Falcons Football — DH

The 2022 season Westosha Falcons Football kick-off event is Aug. 6.

The event will include:

  • Punt pass and kick contest.
  • Food.
  • 50/50 raffle.
  • Silent auction.
  • Home run derby.
  • Bingo.

The event will be held at The Sandlots of Salem from 4 to 8 p.m. All fundraising will benefit the CHS and youth teams.

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Fire alarm

1:16 am Bristol Fire and Rescue responded for a fire alarm at Bristol Elementary 20121 83rd St.

Nothing showing. Waiting on key holder.

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A word from our sponsors: Aug. 6, 2022 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):

2880 11th Pl 605, Kenosha

32835 120th St, Twin Lakes

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2022 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: County Fair children’s parade steps off on Friday of fair week

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Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH

The children’s parade at the Kenosha County Fair is a highlight of Friday of fair week.

Participants 14 years old and younger can depict characters in 26 categories.  There are animals, sports, TV and entertainment, hobbies, cartoons, groups and more. The parade is open to children 14 and under and has prizes in each category. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and all entries must be registered by 10:15 a.m. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. sharp. Registration takes place in the area just outside of the fair office on the southeast corner of the fairgrounds. Admission to the fair is free for children in costume until 10:30 a.m.

The 2022 Kenosha County Fair runs from Wednesday, Aug. 17, through Sunday, Aug. 21, at the fairgrounds in Wilmot.

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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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