A word from our sponsors: June 16, 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):

20101 60th ST, Bristol

20119 63rd St, Bristol

7529 328th Ave, Burlington

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Deaths June 15, 2019: Donald J. Fornero, Joy Eileen Belter, Anna Kennedy

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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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2019 Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Kenosha County’s dairy farm community was on display at the annual Dairy Breakfast Saturday.

This year’s annual event was held at the Mighty Grand Dairy in Brighton.

Those attending the event were able to eat a hearty breakfast that included an ice cream sundae, look over farm equipment and get a close up look at cows being milked, eating and walking about their enclosures. Also open for viewing was the farm’s automated calf feeding system.

Wet weather this spring kept there from being parking at the farm. Visitors instead arrived via shuttle buses from Central High School in Paddock Lake and the Kenosha County Center in Bristol. But that inconvenience appeared to have little effect on attendance.

Here is a video of Rachael Crane of Kenosha County Dairy Promotion, the organization that runs the breakfast, making a presentation to the host farm:

In this video, the host families, represented by Dave Daniels, Myron Daniels, Nick Abel and Chad Daniels introduce their family members at the breakfast:

Kenosha County Dairy Promotion gives a scholarship each year at the dairy breakfast. Here is this year’s awardees:

Here are some more photos:

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A word from our sponsors: June 15, 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):

7529 328th Ave, Burlington

7529 328th Ave, Burlington

9015 184th Ave, Bristol

35025 Geneva Rd, Burlington

 

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Units responding to fire in Brighton

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At about 9:46 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Kansasville Fire Department units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a fire in the 26100 block of Highway JB in Brighton.

Per dispatch: A turkey enclosure is on fire. The enclosure is near a chicken coop and trees.

UPDATE 9:54 — Some units released by command.

UPDATE 9:57 — Dispatch reports fire is out; overhaul to begin.

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Deaths June 14, 2019: Shirley A. Phinisee, Rose Mary Athey

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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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Twin Lakes American Legion post hosting pancake breakfast June 16

The Twin Lakes American Legion Post #544 Family is hosting an all you can eat pancake breakfast on June 16 from 7 a.m. to noon at the St. John’s Catholic Church basement, 701 North Lake Ave, Twin Lakes.

Serving will end promptly at noon so arrive early.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door with veterans $8, kids 5 to 8 years old $5 and kinds under 5 free.

Meal to include: pancakes, eggs, sausage, orange juice, milk and coffee.

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Wilmot Raceway shows appreciation for first responders

Wilmot Raceway celebrated first responders in the community Saturday, June 8.

As part of the acknowledgment of the contribution of first responders there was a flyover of bi-planes.

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department had a SWAT team vehicle on display.

Members of Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue displayed one of the department’s fire engines.

First responders (law enforcement, EMS, firefighters etc.) will be recognized again at the track on June 22 and 29 with free general admission with valid ID.

Note: Photos courtesy of Jason Walters, Otaku Photography.

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Units responding for crash near I-94

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 2:22 p.m., sheriff’s deputies and Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding for a crash in the 13500 block of Highway 50.

Per dispatch: Multiple vehicles may be involved.

UPDATE 2:31 p.m. — Deputy on the scene reports two of the three westbound lanes are blocked. Another deputy requests a tow for one vehicle.

UPDATE 3:02 p.m. — All westbound lanes re-opened to traffic.

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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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Deaths June 13, 2019: Jeffrey K. Madden, Kenneth L. Jacobson, Donald E. “Don” Becker

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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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June 13, 2019 lake test results: Hooker Lake Boat Launch closed; Sunset Beach, DeWitt Park & Shangri-la #1 under caution

The Hooker Lake Boat Launch is closed for swimming and cautions are in effect for Sunset Beach on Lake Elizabeth, Beach #1 in Lake Shangri-la and DeWitt Park Beach on Silver Lake after water test results showed elevated E.coli levels at those locations.

Wednesday’s results causing closures and cautions were:

  • 1300 E.coli/100 mL at Hooker Lake Boat Launch.
  • 260 E.coli/100 mL at Sunset Beach on Lake Elizabeth.
  • 345 E.coli/100 mL at DeWitt Park Beach.
  • 260 E.coli/100 mL at Shangri-la #1.

Full results reported June 13, 2019 by the Kenosha County Division of Health were:

  • Randall — Powers Lake, 62 E.coli/100 mL (reported by town of Randall).
  • Bristol — Lake George 103rd Street, 5
    E.coli/100 mL; Lake George 101st Street, 108
    E.coli/100 mL.
  • Paddock Lake — Old Settlers County Park beach, 210 E.coli/100 mL; North Shore Beach Association, 17 E.coli/100 mL; Hoag Beach, 22 E.coli/100 mL; Paddock-Hooker Lake Association Beach on Paddock Lake, 32 E.coli/100 mL; Paddock-Hooker Lake Association Beach (diving board area in channel), 47 E.coli/100 mL; Hooker Lake Boat Launch, 1300 E.coli/100 mL.
  • Salem Lakes — Silver Lake at Silver Lake County Park beach, 3 E.coli/100 mL; Silver Lake at DeWitt Park, 6 E.coli/100 mL; Center Lake, 33 E.coli/100 mL; Camp Lake, 9 E.coli/100 mL; Rock Lake  83 E.coli/100 mL; Lake Shangri-la #1, 49 E.coli/100 mL; Lake Shangri-la #2, 4 E.coli/100 mL.
  • Wheatland — Lilly Lake, 5 E.coli/100 mL.
  • Twin Lakes — Lance Park on Lake Mary, 37
    E.coli/100 mL; Musial Park Beach on Lake Elizabeth 7 E.coli/100 mL; Lucille Beach Park on Lake Elizabeth, 38 E.coli/100 mL.

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.

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Salem Lakes requests traffic study for Highway AH

Salem Lakes will request a traffic study of Highway AH west of Salem School.

The village will request Kenosha County conduct the study as a first step in reducing the speed limit from 55 mph in stretch from 256th Avenue west to Camp Lake Road.

Kenosha County has jurisdiction over setting a speed limit on Highway AH.

The board unanimously approved asking for the traffic study at Monday’s regular board meeting.

Interim village administrator Mike Murdock said the village could have requested a reduction in the speed limit, but the county likely would have done the traffic study anyway.

“You can request a 45 speed limit, but they are still going to do a traffic study,” Murdock said.

Trustee Dan Campion said the county wants to have data before making such decisions.

Murdock said the study will take into account a number of factors, including how many driveways are on the road and how fast people are driving on the road now. Speed limits are in part set on how fast people are comfortable driving on a stretch of road, Murdock said.

“It’s hard to base speed limits on what we think they should be,” Murdock said.

Two members of the audience who live on Highway AH expressed support for a lower speed limit at the meeting. One said cars frequently end up in the ditch in his front hard.

On June 1 a woman died after her car left the roadway in the 26900 block of Highway AH, striking a culvert and a tree.

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Deaths June 12, 2019: Ross Kay Anderson

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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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Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church hosting organ recitals June 18 and 25

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bristol is hosting a series of
three organ recitals. The remaining recitals will be held on Tuesdays, June 18 and 25 at 7 p.m.

Zion is celebrating the recent installation of an Johannus Ecclesia T370 organ. Zion’s organist, Brenda Hafeman, has arranged for premier organists from Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota to play each of the evenings. The third Tuesday will also include several trumpet/organ pieces. Each Tuesday will feature music from different composers.

Each recital will be about an hour and a half with light refreshments to follow.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church is located at 7931 200th Ave. (Highway 45) Bristol.

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Units responding for alarm in Twin Lakes

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At about 5:10 a.m., Twin Lakes Rescue and Twin Lakes Police are responding to an alarm in the 500 block of Outlook Drive in Twin Lakes.

Per dispatch: This is a carbon monoxide response with multiple possible patients.

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Mighty Grand Dairy to host 2019 Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast

From the 2016 Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast. /westofthei.com file photo

Mighty Grand Dairy in Brighton will be the site of the 2019 Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast on June 15, from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m.

The farm is located at  22811 18th Street.

Due to wet fields at the farm this year there will be no parking at the farm site. Instead shuttle buses will be run from the Kenosha County Center, Highways 50 and 45 in Bristol, and Central High School in Paddock Lake. There will be six buses — three for each site — making trips to the farm and back to the parking sites. Here’s a video from Kenosha County Dairy Promotions that further explains the situation, including views of how wet the fields that were to be for parking still were as of Tuesday (before Wednesday’s rain):

From the Kenosha Area Convention and Visitors Bureau:

This event is fun for the whole family! Enjoy a morning on the farm that includes: a big farm breakfast, milking demonstrations, a Wisconsin products tent with items for purchase, an Agriculture in Action tent to learn more about the workings of a farm, old-fashioned children’s games, farm toys for sale and much more! The breakfast includes scrambled eggs with ham and cheese, pancakes, fresh bread and butter, yogurt, muffin, juice and ice cream. There is a nominal fee for the breakfast: $6 / children 6 and under are free. Tickets will be for sale on the farm, the day of the Breakfast. For the safety of the guests and the other farm animals, it is asked that no additional animals/pets be brought to the Breakfast. The farm is located in Brighton Township.
Farm facts (as of August 2018): The farm is owned by Myron, Dave Daniels, and family. They have been milking since 1997. They are milking 550 cows, 3 times a day in a milking parlor. They raise 600 young stock on the farm. They are the largest dairy farm in Kenosha County.
Email KenoshaCountyDairyPromo@gmail.com with questions.
Mighty Grand Dairy Farm
22811 18th Street Union Grove (Brighton), WI 53182
(760) 898-0641
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Interested in riding your bike to the dairy breakfast? Here’s some info on County Executive Jim Kreuser’s DairyAir Ride. 

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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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Wheatland Town Board keeps Lilly Lake on slow no wake status; options considered

The Wheatland Town Board on Monday did not change the slow no wake status of Lilly Lake.

Slow no wake was ordered for the lake on May 13. A re-measurement of the level on Monday showed the lake to actually be a bit higher than on May 13.

The Monday measurement translates to 758.9 feet above mean sea level.

“It’s ridiculously high,” said town Chairman Bill Glembocki.

This is the highest the lake has been since 2017, a year of historic rain fall and widespread flooding throughout the area. The summer of 2017 also was the last time the lake was under slow no wake status.

Glmebocki said he talked with a representative of the state Department of Natural Resource about possibly lowering the lake level by pumping water out of Lilly Lake. The process sounds difficult and lengthy, chiefly due to the number of permits and permissions required. Where water might be pumped to is also not clear.

Glembocki said he would contact the village engineer as well as any other experts he could find or were suggested to him to see if moving water out of the lake is feasible.

Town officials have said the level of Lilly Lake tends to be more static than many area lakes because it does not have an outlet or spillway.

One audience member suggested exploring whether Kenosha County could be held liable for any cost of lowering the lake because the county allowed building in areas around the lake that used to hold water from the lake when it was high.

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Deaths June 11, 2019: Patrick “Panagiotis” Keres

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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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A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association new Libertyfest parade & fireworks on June 29

Note: This is a paid announcement from Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association.

Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association will be celebrating the
Independence Day holiday on Saturday, June 29th. The new Libertyfest will be one day only this year! It will begin with the annual parade stepping off at 11:00 am. The parade route has changed this year. Lineup will be at the St. John the Evangelist Church parking lot at 701 N. Lake Ave and Holy Hill Rd. The parade will travel south on North Lake Ave., turn west on to E. Main St. and end at Lance Park. This route will provide more parking for people who would like to view the parade. Take advantage of the time while you are waiting for the parade and visit the businesses along the parade route. This year’s parade promises to be one of the grandest parades ever. There is no fee to participate. Clubs, organizations, bands, businesses and individuals are all invited to participate. Floats, tractors, special cars are welcome. If you would like to be in the parade, contact the Chamber for an application at 262-877-2220 or info@twinlakeschamber.com

/Earlene Frederick photo

The evening activities will begin at 4:00pm. The Chamber will have food and beverages available from 4-10pm at Lance Park. No outside alcohol will be allowed. DJ Keith Nowicki will entertain the crowd until the start of the
Aquanut Water Ski Show at 7:30pm. After the Aquanut Show, DJ Keith will
again entertain until the Fireworks begin at dusk. Keith will play synchronized patriotic music that has been created especially for the Twin Lakes fireworks display.

Tickets will be available for the Chamber’s new 6 Month Long 50/50 Raffle. Tickets will be $1.00 each. Help us get the Grand Prize up to at least $5000.00! Catch the excitement as we watch the total rise on the thermometer by the Chamber Office. The drawing will be November 20, 2019 at Twin Lakes Country Club during the annual Awards Dinner.

Other dates to put on your calendar: July 31st, 29th Annual Golf Outing at Twin Lakes Country Club; August 11th, Porsche Club Car Show on Main St.; August 16th-18th, CornFest Water Sports Competition at Lance Park; August 24th Business in the Park & Car Show on Main St.; October 12th, Oktoberfest at Twin Lakes Country Club; December 6th & 7th,Trees on Parade & Holiday Shopping at St. John the Evangelist Church Community Center and December 6th, the Village Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Park by the caboose.

For more information contact the Chamber Office at 262-877-2220 or email:
info@twinlakeschamber.com.

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Deaths June 10, 2019: Mary Catherine Humann, James “Jim” R. Barred, Ed Baeten

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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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Units responding for burning in Salem Lakes

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At about 9;25 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of burning near 78th Street And 312th Avenue in Salem Lakes.

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Wilmot Union High School Class of 2019 graduation coverage (PHOTOS)

Wilmot Union High School’s Class of 2019 graduated Sunday at a ceremony held in the school’s Veteran’s Memorial Fieldhouse.

The ceremony included speeches, musical performances and the conferring of the diplomas.

Here is a video montage of scenes from after the ceremony:

Here are some photos from the ceremony (All above and below photos by Earlene Frederick):

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Central High School Class of 2019 graduation coverage (PHOTOS)

The Central High School Class of 2019 graduated Sunday in a ceremony held at the school in Paddock Lake.

The ceremony included student speakers, a faculty speaker, the presentation of the class gift and musical performances.

Here is a video of scenes from just before the ceremony, including several of the creative mortar designs students were sporting:

Here are some more photos from the ceremony (photos and above video by Earlene Frederick):

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Units responding to Wilmot UHS for medical call

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At about 3:27 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding for a medical call at Wilmot Union High School.

Per disapatch: Patient fell from a wheelchair.

Graduation is underway at the school.

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Central HS and Wilmot UHS Class of 2019 graduation ceremonies today

Both Central High School and Wilmot Union High School have their Class of 2019 graduations Sunday afternoon.

Central’s ceremony starts at 1 p.m. and is available to view via live stream here:

Wilmot’s ceremony starts at 2 p.m. Streaming there is by sections of the ceremony at the school’s Facebook page.

We expect to have photos and video from both ceremonies. Check back later.

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A word from our sponsors: June 9, 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):

8520 184th Ave, Bristol

3463 213th Ave, Bristol

20101 60th ST, Bristol

1787 Knob Rd, Burlington

9015 184th Ave, Bristol

602 East St, Silver Lake

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Units responding to crash in Trevor

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At about 6:49 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 26600 block of 106th Street in Trevor.

Per dispatch: This involves a single motorcyclist.

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Deaths June 8, 2019: David Alan Hansen

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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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