Wilmot and Central high school baseball players competing in winter hitting league

/photo courtesy of Westosha Sports Complex

Some baseball players from Central and Wilmot high schools are competing in a local hitting league this fall.

“The hitting league is a way for high school aged players to get work in the offseason in a fun and competitive way,” said Karl Richter, Wilmot baseball coach.

The league is taking place at Westosha Sports Complex (a westofthei.com sponsor) in Silver Lake.

Teams of four players play seven innings, earning points depending on where the ball hits in the cage. Each player, every inning, starts by laying down two bunts followed by six swings each accumulating points each inning.

To make things more fun and interesting, the coaches also added a money round. Each team is given a single “money round” per game.  One player’s points will be doubled for that single round. 

The league has players of the rival local high schools competing.

“We had invited other area schools, but they were not able to follow through and put together teams,” Richter said. “For this season, Wilmot High School has two teams and Westosha Central has two teams. We let the kids have some fun and pick their own appropriate team names.”

The seven-week league ends on Dec. 20.  Each team will play each other twice, with the last week serving as the playoffs. 

Richter said he and assistant coach Pat Straub were familiar with hitting leagues from their high school playing days.

“Back in the day, when my assistant coach and I were in high school, hitting leagues were a thing at hitting facilities,” Richter said. “Coach Straub played in a league and I remember seeing people participate in a hitting league at Grand Slam USA in Spring Grove, Illinois.

“We felt it was time to bring them back,” Richter said.

Westosha Sports Complex has been a good venue for the league, Richter said.

“Westosha Sports Complex has been very accommodating and has been flexible working with us to set this league up,” Richter said. “The owners are great, the facility is very clean, well kept, and a great place for players to train for their upcoming baseball or softball seasons.”

/photo courtesy of Westosha Sports Complex
/photo courtesy of Westosha Sports Complex
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Growing with Bristol 2021 Light Up the Town Tree Lighting & Parade is Dec. 4

Growing with Bristol will host its second annual Light Up the Town event Saturday, Dec. 4.

New this year will be a Lights Parade, starting at 4:30 p.m. The parade begins in the area of Bristol United Methodist Church and will make its way south down 99th Avenue and 198th Avenue ending at Hansen Park

The tree lighting will take place at Hansen Park following the parade.

Donations of hats, gloves, socks or a canned food items are being accepted for The Sharing Center.

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Dec. 2, 2021: 22,397 positives

/Kenosha County Division of Health

Note: All numbers are cumulative since data started being reported in early 2020, unless otherwise noted. — DH

Kenosha County Public Heath is reporting 22,397 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Thursday. That’s 106 more than Wednesday. There have been 386 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 101,503 negative test results as of Thursday.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting a positive rate of 13,2861/100,000 people and a 1.7 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Thursday, .1 percent less than Wednesday

In Kenosha County, 53.28 percent of the population has had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination and 49.99 percent are fully vaccinated as of Thursday.

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

  • Bristol — 641 cases (2 more than Wednesday)
  • Paddock Lake — 405 cases (3 more than Wednesday)
  • Salem Lakes — 1,728 cases (11 more than Wednesday)
  • Randall — 398 cases
  • Twin Lakes — 690 cases (3 more than Wednesday)
  • Wheatland — 363 cases (4 more than Wednesday)
  • Paris — 155 cases (1 more than Wednesday)
  • Brighton — 164 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, 2020.

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 884,784 positive tests and 3,695,627 negative tests with 9,093 deaths statewide as of Thursday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there have been 78,363 positives as of Thursday.

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Units responding to Wilmot UHS for medical call

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 6:24 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding for a medical call at Wilmot Union High School.

Per dispatch: Patient is in the fieldhouse and having a seizure.

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Overdose deaths increase here out pacing national percentage, says Kenosha County Opioid Task Force

A news release from the Kenosha County Opiod Task Force issued Thursday morning:

Drug overdose deaths in Kenosha County increased by 57 percent during a recent 12-month period compared with the year prior, far surpassing a disturbing national trend, leaders of the Kenosha County Opioid Task Force announced today.

During the 12-month span ending in April 2021, Kenosha County recorded 55 toxicity deaths, according to statistics from the Medical Examiner’s Office. This compares with 35 such deaths during the same period the year before.

This timeframe was highlighted in recent provisional data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, indicating there were an estimated 100,306 overdose deaths nationwide in those 12 months, a 28.5 percent increase from the 78,056 deaths a year earlier.

It marked the first time the United States lost more than 100,000 lives to drug overdoses during a 12-month period.

“Nationally, the picture is bleak, and it is unfortunately no less alarming locally,” said Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall, a participant in the Kenosha County Opioid Task Force. “While 2019 showed a marked reduction of toxicity deaths in our county, there have been a number of rough months since the onset of the pandemic.”

Toxicity deaths include those due to abuse of any drugs, such as alcohol, cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, prescription medications, or a combination of thereof.

In Kenosha County, there are many resources available for people struggling with substance abuse disorder, noted Kari Foss, chairperson of the Opioid Task Force. These include recovery groups and counseling services, peer support resources, medication-assisted treatment, Narcan training, and more.

Founded in 2017, the Opioid Task Force earlier this year became a subcommittee of the Kenosha County Substance Abuse Coalition, which offers information and links to resources on its website, https://www.saveliveskenosha.org. There, resource pages may be accessed directly at https://www.saveliveskenosha.org/learn-more/.

Hard copies of a resource card that the coalition has created are also available at the Aging, Disability and Behavioral Health table in the main lobby of the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha.

“This is truly a matter of life and death, and it’s important that we remove the stigma and make sure that people who are struggling with substance use know that there are places to turn for help, and that their loved ones also know help is available,” Foss said.

Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit, a co-chair of the Substance Abuse Coalition, encourages people who are using opioids — or those who believe they may find themselves around users — to equip themselves with Narcan, a medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Free training and supplies of Narcan are available from Kenosha County Public Health, with more information available at https://bit.ly/KCNarcan or 262-605-6741.

“Narcan has saved many lives in Kenosha County, and it’s free and easy to access for anyone in the community,” Freiheit said. “Many times, saving a life is the first step toward recovery, and it’s important to remember that while the numbers look bleak, recovery is possible.”

Other community resources:

Vivent Health offers fentanyl test strips, allowing users to determine the presence of fentanyl —
an opioid that can be deadly in very small quantities — in other substances. For more information, call 262-657-6644.

The Kenosha County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resource Center, which can link people to many resources, may be reached from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at 262-764-8555.

The Kenosha County crisis hotline operated by Kenosha Human Development Services is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, at 262-657-7188.

Death statistics in Kenosha County, including month-by-month breakdowns and toxicity deaths by drug type, are available on the Medical Examiner’s Office website at https://www.kenoshacounty.org/2001/Death-Statistics.

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Santa to visit Twin Lakes on fire truck Dec. 4

Santa will be driving around Twin Lakes on a Twin Lakes Fire Department truck to spread holiday cheer on Dec. 4 starting around 9 a.m.

The estimated route schedule is as follows (subject to slight delays or changes):

  • 9:00 a.m. Country Club Trails and Arrowhead Subdivisions
  • 10:00 a.m. Kennedy/Roosevelt/Fairway (behind Berkots) and Bayview/Indian Point Area
  • 10:45 a.m. Spiegelhoff/Lucile Area
  • 11:00 a.m. Tan Oaks/Lakewood Apartments
  • 11:15 a.m. Majestic Estates
  • 11:30 a.m. Blueberry Hill Area and Whispering Oaks/Van Woods/Twin Lakes Park Area

Check the fire department’s Facebook page for any updates.

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A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association 2021 Trees on Parade and Holiday Shopping is Dec. 3 & 4

The following is a paid announcement from Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association — DH

The Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association Annual Trees on Parade and Holiday Shopping is back in full force in 2021. Back at St. John the Evangelist Community Center, there will be Craft & Retail Vendors so you can shop local for unique Christmas gifts (no shipping or empty shelves), Decorated Tree Contest, Gingerbread House Contest, Ugly Sweater Contest, music by DJ Keith on Sat., food and fun.

Trees on Parade will be open Friday Dec. 3rd ~ 4:00-8:00pm and Saturday Dec. 4th ~ 10:00am-4:00pm. A Fire Tablet donated by Complete Water Solutions, Twin Lakes is the Door Prize this year. Every paid admission receives one chance to win the Door Prize.

The Village Tree Lighting will be Sat. Dec. 3rd at 5:30pm. We will have “Carols in the Park” with local schools before the tree lighting. Hot Chocolate will be available from the Boy Scouts. Santa and a Village of Twin Lakes Representative will light the tree, then Santa will go to St. John’s by Fire Truck to talk to kids until 7:30pm. Santa will be back on Sat. 11:00am until 3:00pm. Come vote for your favorite trees, gingerbread houses and ugly sweaters. There will be a coloring contest for 10 yrs. and under the week of Nov. 22nd. Contest sheets will be available at schools and some local businesses. Make sure the contests are returned to your participating school or the Chamber by Wed. Dec. 1st. Ribbons and small cash prizes will be awarded to the winners.

The second annual Scavenger Hunt will take place the following Sat., Dec. 11th 10:00am noon. Contact the Chamber for details and registration forms. Registrations also available at Associated Bank. 150 Scavenger Hunters had a great time in 2020. Please be safe and stay home if you are sick, social distance when possible, wear a mask if it makes you more comfortable. Attendance is at your own risk.

Contact the Chamber for more info at: 262-877-2220 or email info@twinlakeschamber.com

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2021 Bristol Fire and Rescue annual pancake breakfast is Dec. 4

From a previous year’s event. /westofthei.com file photo

The Annual Bristol Fire and Rescue Pancake Breakfast will take place Saturday, Dec. 4, from 8 to 11 a.m., at the fire station, 19801 83rd St., Bristol.

Admission is two non-perishable food items per person or one unwrapped toy per person.

The event will include: pancakes, Santa, Christmas music, fire trucks and station tours.

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Dec. 1, 2021: 22,291 positives

/Kenosha County Division of Health

Note: All numbers are cumulative since data started being reported in early 2020, unless otherwise noted. — DH

Kenosha County Public Heath is reporting 22,291 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Wednesday. That’s 100 more than Tuesday. There have been 386 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County, four more than Tuesday. Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 101,326 negative test results as of Wednesday.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting a positive rate of 13,221/100,000 people and a 1.8 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Wednesday.

In Kenosha County, 53.26 percent of the population has had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination and 49.98 percent are fully vaccinated as of Wednesday.

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

  • Bristol — 639 cases (1 more than Tuesday)
  • Paddock Lake — 402 cases (3 more than Tuesday)
  • Salem Lakes — 1,717 cases (4 more than Tuesday)
  • Randall — 398 cases (5 more than Tuesday)
  • Twin Lakes — 687 cases (4 more than Tuesday)
  • Wheatland — 359 cases (3 more than Tuesday)
  • Paris — 154 cases (1 more than Tuesday)
  • Brighton — 163 cases (4 more than Tuesday)

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, 2020.

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 879,614 positive tests and 3,688,835 negative tests with 9,052 deaths statewide as of Wednesday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there have been 77,959 positives as of Wednesday.

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2021 Paddock Lake Area Lions Club Books & More rummage sale is Dec. 4

Paddock Lake Area Lions Club’s Annual “Books & More” Rummage Sale will take place Sat., Dec. 4, from 8 am-3 pm at the Westosha Senior Community Center, at 19200 93rd St., Bristol.

This indoor rummage sale will have many, many books and gently used items* for sale. No clothing, but there will be Christmas items, toys, furniture, tableware, linens, china, jewelry, etc.

The profit from this fund-raiser will help the club to continue serving and helping our community and places beyond.

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Deaths Dec. 1, 2021: Gregory Aldrich

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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Santa Claus coming to Silver Lake Dec. 4

Santa Claus is coming to the American Legion Hall in Silver Lake on Saturday, Dec. 4.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions and guidelines set by state and federal authorities, this year will be a drive through celebration. Children are to remain in the vehicles.

Santa will be at the Legion Hall from 1-2:30 p.m. The event is open to all children 10 and under.

Each child will each receive a bag of candy and a gift.

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2021 Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Assoc. tree lighting is Dec. 3

The annual Twin Lakes tree lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3 in Central Park by the caboose.

This event is organized by the Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association.

Local Boy Scouts will have delicious Hot Chocolate for sale. Don’t forget to grab a cup as the tree is lit.

After helping light the tree downtown, Santa will travel to the chamber’s Trees on Parade and Christmas Shopping event at St John the Evangelist Church, 701 North Lake Ave., Twin Lakes, where he will hear Christmas wishes until 7:30 p.m.

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Wilmot UHS board appoints interim district administrator

A person familiar to the Wilmot Union High School community has been appointed interim district administrator by the School Board.

Vance Dalzin will serve as interim district administrator through June 2022.

Dalzin was an assistant principal and then principal at Wilmot for eight years in the 1990s. He was retired, but most recently served as district administrator of the Oakfield School District,

Here is a news release distributed by the school Wednesday afternoon:

Wilmot Union High School is pleased to announce that Dr. Vance Dalzin has been named the new Interim District Administrator.

Dr. Dalzin retired from a 34-year career in education in June 2021. The last position he held was District Administrator for Oakfield School District from 2016-2021. Dr. Dalzin began the administrative part of his career here at Wilmot as Assistant Principal in 1991. He was promoted to Principal and served from 1994-1999. We are so pleased that he will come out of retirement and return to Wilmot to join us on a part time basis as Interim District Administrator. Vance has served as a respected leader at Whitewater High School, Williams Bay School District, and Fox Point J2 School District before his 5-year tenure at Oakfield School District.

Dr. Dalzin came highly recommended to the board by many sources, including the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators (WASDA). Dr. Dalzin will stay with us until the end of June. District Leader Torres will stay on in her position and will now have the ability to focus on the ambitious strategic planning Wilmot embarked on during the summer. Mrs. Torres took on the role of district leader which encompassed job duties of two positions last December. The board realizes that our ambitions require more support and that is what Dr. Dalzin will offer. He has the experience to keep our school compliant with Department of Public Instruction reporting requirements and act as liaison to the board.

Please join the Board of Education and the dedicated staff at Wilmot Union High School in welcoming Dr. Vance Dalzin to his new position.

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Local fire departments responding for mutual aid to Pleasant Prairie

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 1:16 p.m., two Western Kenosha County fire departments are responding for mutual aid to Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue, which is fighting a structure fire.

Per dispatch: The following departments are requested to respond for a change of quarters:

  • Bristol Fire and Rescue with a truck and a chief.
  • Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue with an ambulance.
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Units responding for alarm in Trevor

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 7:35 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to an alarm in the 28700 block of Wilmot Road in Trevor.

Per dispatch: This is a general fire alarm.

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A word from our sponsors: H&R Block offers Business Services

Note: This is a paid announcement from H&R Block — DH

Everyone knows H&R Block Tax Professionals are tax experts. Did you also know that H&R Block offers Business Services to Small Businesses as well? From Bookkeeping to Payroll and everything business services related in between, to keep your business running smoothly behind the scenes.

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Paddock Lake, WI — 262.843.3557

Twin Lakes, WI — 262.877.2505

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Nov. 30, 2021: 22,191 positives

/Kenosha County Division of Health

Note: All numbers are cumulative since data started being reported in early 2020, unless otherwise noted. — DH

Kenosha County Public Heath is reporting 22,191 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Tuesday. That’s 133 more than Monday. There have been 382 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County, one more than Monday. Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 101,181 negative test results as of Tuesday.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting a positive rate of 13,162/100,000 people and a 1.8 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Tuesday.

In Kenosha County, 53.21 percent of the population has had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination and 49.95 percent are fully vaccinated as of Tuesday.

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

  • Bristol — 638 cases (2 more than Monday)
  • Paddock Lake — 399 cases (2 more than Monday)
  • Salem Lakes — 1,713 cases (10 more than Monday)
  • Randall — 393 cases (1 more than Monday)
  • Twin Lakes — 683 cases (2 more than Monday)
  • Wheatland — 356 cases (2 more than Monday)
  • Paris — 153 cases (1 more than Monday)
  • Brighton — 159 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, 2020.

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 875,393 positive tests and 3,683,454 negative tests with 9,019 deaths statewide as of Tuesday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there have been 77.703 positives as of Tuesday.

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A word from our sponsors: Brighton School seeking Part-time Teacher Aide

Note: The following is a paid announcement from Brighton School District — DH

The Brighton School District has a Part-time Teacher Aide position available:

Prepare materials for lessons, demonstrations, and bulletin boards.

Operate equipment including computers, printers, photocopiers, and laminators.

Ensure that students have all materials necessary for class activities.

Work with students individually or in small groups for extension or remediation.

Provide extra help as needed to students with physical, mental, or linguistic limitations.

Lunchroom monitoring and recess duties

Adhere to accommodations in students’ IEPs and 504 plans.

Lead activities designed to foster students’ mental, physical, and social development.

Supervise students in various settings including classrooms, playgrounds, and field trips.

Hours: Monday-Friday up to 29 hours a week

High school diploma or GED required.

Associate’s degree in education or related field preferred.

Must pass a background check before starting employment.

Please email mgrohs@brightonschool.net  or call Melissa Grohs 262-878-2191 ext 103

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Units responding for crash in Bristol

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 3:05 p.m., Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highways C and D in Bristol.

Per dispatch: Three vehicles involved.

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Units responding for investigation in Wheatland

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 8:06 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for an investigation in a home in the 35200 block of 54th Street in Wheatland.

Per dispatch: Caller reporting smoke in a basement with a burning smell. No flames seen.

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Nov. 29, 2021: 22,058 positives

/Kenosha County Division of Health

Note: All numbers are cumulative since data started being reported in early 2020, unless otherwise noted. — DH

Kenosha County Public Heath is reporting 22,058 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Monday. That’s 202 more than Friday. There have been 381 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 100,970 negative test results as of Monday.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting a positive rate of 13,083/100,000 people and a 1.8 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Monday.

In Kenosha County, 53.18 percent of the population has had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination and 49.92 percent are fully vaccinated as of Monday.

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

  • Bristol — 636 cases (5 more than Friday)
  • Paddock Lake — 397 cases (3 more than Friday)
  • Salem Lakes — 1,703 cases (16 more than Friday)
  • Randall — 392 cases (3 more than Friday)
  • Twin Lakes — 681 cases (7 more than Friday)
  • Wheatland — 354 cases (2 more than Friday)
  • Paris — 152 cases (3 more than Friday)
  • Brighton — 159 cases (2 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, 2020.

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 870,249 positive tests and 3,678,563 negative tests with 8,973 deaths statewide as of Monday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there have been 77.457positives as of Wednesday, the last date for which data is available..

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Agenda: Salem School District regular board meeting Nov. 30, 2021

The Salem School District will hold a regular meeting Tuesday, starting at 7 p.m. in the middle school gym.

The meeting also will be live-streamed here,

Among the agenda items are:

  • District Administrator Resignation (June 30, 2022).
  • District Administrator Search Process.
  • Facility Focus Groups.

The full agenda is available here.

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Deaths Nov. 29, 2021: Mary Ann Cecelia Hornof-Bassi, Albert Douglas Akins

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 2021 Trees on Parade and Holiday Shopping is Dec. 3 & 4

The following is a paid announcement from Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association — DH

The Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association Annual Trees on Parade and Holiday Shopping is back in full force in 2021. Back at St. John the Evangelist Community Center, there will be Craft & Retail Vendors so you can shop local for unique Christmas gifts (no shipping or empty shelves), Decorated Tree Contest, Gingerbread House Contest, Ugly Sweater Contest, music by DJ Keith on Sat., food and fun.

Trees on Parade will be open Friday Dec. 3rd ~ 4:00-8:00pm and Saturday Dec. 4th ~ 10:00am-4:00pm. A Fire Tablet donated by Complete Water Solutions, Twin Lakes is the Door Prize this year. Every paid admission receives one chance to win the Door Prize.

The Village Tree Lighting will be Sat. Dec. 3rd at 5:30pm. We will have “Carols in the Park” with local schools before the tree lighting. Hot Chocolate will be available from the Boy Scouts. Santa and a Village of Twin Lakes Representative will light the tree, then Santa will go to St. John’s by Fire Truck to talk to kids until 7:30pm. Santa will be back on Sat. 11:00am until 3:00pm. Come vote for your favorite trees, gingerbread houses and ugly sweaters. There will be a coloring contest for 10 yrs. and under the week of Nov. 22nd. Contest sheets will be available at schools and some local businesses. Make sure the contests are returned to your participating school or the Chamber by Wed. Dec. 1st. Ribbons and small cash prizes will be awarded to the winners.

The second annual Scavenger Hunt will take place the following Sat., Dec. 11th 10:00am noon. Contact the Chamber for details and registration forms. Registrations also available at Associated Bank. 150 Scavenger Hunters had a great time in 2020. Please be safe and stay home if you are sick, social distance when possible, wear a mask if it makes you more comfortable. Attendance is at your own risk.

Contact the Chamber for more info at: 262-877-2220 or email info@twinlakeschamber.com

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Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association 2021 Holiday Helpers Workplace Drive to benefit food pantries is underway

The Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association 2021 Holiday Helpers Workplace Drive is underway.

Please bring your donations to the participating businesses or the chamber office by Dec. 2.

Here is a list of participating businesses and items being collected for the Twin Lakes Food Pantry and The Sharing Center in Trevor.

  • Diapers/Baby Wipes/Bibs/Burp Clothes/Infant Toys/Blankets Santosha Spa, Salon & Shoppe
  • Toilet Paper 4pks/Paper Towels/Kleenex Allied Plastics & Schenning Insurance
  • Laundry Soap/Dish Soap/Cleaning Products Allied Plastics
  • Socks/Underwear all sizes Chamber
  • Leggings/Sweatpants toddler to adult Chamber
  • Toothpaste/Tooth Brushes/Floss/Shampoo/Conditioners Complete Water Solutions
  • Body soaps/Bar Soaps/Deodorant Complete Water Solutions
  • Pajamas-Toddler to adult Rau Salon
  • Gas Gift Cards Chamber
  • Feminine Products Chamber
  • Toys/Books 3-12 years Schenning Insurance
  • Gift Cards for Teens-Movie theaters-food Subway, Culvers, Starbucks Etc. Chamber
  • Hats/Scarves/Gloves (request for warm & waterproof gloves) Bed size blankets Associated Bank
  • Can Vegetables Corn, Green Beans, Peas Etc. Clyde Brothers Construction & Home Improvements and State Farm Insurance
  • All food on list from here to baked beans: Can Sweet Potatoes Potatoes-instant, Pie fillings & non refrigerated pie crust mix or prepared crusts, Can Pumpkin, Chicken or Turkey Broth or Gravy, Package Stuffing, Durkee Onions, Mushroom Soup, Cranberries, Grocery Store Gift Certificates for Turkey & other perishables, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Can Tuna, Chicken, Salmon, Pancake Mix (water only) & Syrup, Soups & Stews Baked Beans, Whole Grain Cereals Athletico Physical Therapy
  • New or Gently used Winter Coats especially children’s Rau Salon.
  • Flour, Sugar, Spices Chamber

Every business is welcome to participate in the Workplace Drive. Contact the Chamber (262) 877-2220) and let then know what you would like to collect. More than one business may collect the same items, especially food items.

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Deaths Nov. 28, 2021: Ronald D. Knowlton

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 investigation in Salem

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 11:03 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding for an investigation in the 9100 block of 262nd Avenue in Salem.

Per dispatch: Caller reporting what may be illegal burning.

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Units responding for crash in Salem Lakes

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 10:23 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 28100 block of Silver Lake Road (Highway F) in Salem Lakes.

Per dispatch: Vehicle is reportedly off the road in the ditch.

UPDATE 10:26 a.m. — Deputy on scene confirms vehicle is on its side and in the ditch.

UPDATE 10:55 a.m. — Tow truck on scene.

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A word from our sponsors: Nov. 28, 2021 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):

7912 32nd Ave, Kenosha

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