No evidence of threat found at Central HS Friday

Central High School will have extra deputies on campus Friday in the wake of a social media threat discovered Thursday.

Classes were to be held as normal on Friday, school officials said.

Deputies searched the school twice and found no evidence of an imminent danger, Sheriff David Beth, who was at the school this morning, told

The school sent out an automated call about the situation Thursday evening and a follow-up Friday morning about the results of the Sheriff’s Department search, said R. Scott Pierce, district administrator.

The call this morning said:

Good morning. This is Peter Haubrich, Asst. Principal at Central High School. This message is a follow up to the message sent that reported a threat of violence to the school. Sheriff’s Deputies were alerted at around 10 o’clock pm and been investigating various leads looking for the source of the social media postings. Central High School has been searched twice with no evidence of any threat. Deputies will be at the school all day to ensure student and staff safety. Thank you to Sheriff Beth who personally came to the school this morning to work with school administration. School will resume as normal. Thank you.

Central has a school resource officer from the Sheriff’s Department that is at the school each attendance day, but there will be extra deputies present Friday, Beth said.

Beth added no evidence has been found yet that the “CHS” referenced in the social media posting was the school in Paddock Lake.

UPDATE 8:16 a.m. — Here is a news release issued by the Sheriff’s Department:

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating a threat complaint at Central High School located at 24617 75th Street in Paddock Lake, WI. On October 18, 2018 at approximately 10:00 PM, an anonymous person using the social media outlet Snapchat posted a statement indicating “CHS School Shooting 10-19-18 Be Ready.” At the present time, the school is open for class and all activities. The Sheriff’s Department has posted extra personnel at the school. At this point there is no credible evidence to confirm the threat, or that Central High School in Kenosha County is even the school involved. When using Snapchat, a user is able to create a ‘post’ which disappears soon thereafter; making it hard to determine who the original sender is. This investigation is active and ongoing. Sheriff David Beth, the department, and the Central High School Administration and staff take all threats or potential threats extremely seriously to ensure the safety of all students and staff.


UPDATE about 8:45 a.m. — Central administration has decided to send students home due to a large number of absences, the Sheriff’s Department reports in a news release:

Central High School Administration has now made the determination to cancel classes due to a large number of excused absences. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department requests that anyone who receives any kind of post or message related to this incident to take a ‘screenshot’ and forward it to the Sheriff’s Department website at


UPDATE 9:08 a.m. — Sheriff Beth tells a second photo connected with this investigation has emerged and appears to be related to an incident in New Mexico from April at Cleavis High School.

A word from our sponsors: Griffiths Grounds celebrates 8th season of providing fall produce and decorations

Note: Griffiths Grounds is a sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Family owned since 1946, Griffiths Grounds celebrates our 8th season providing homegrown fall produce and decorations to southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. It is located on Highway 45, north of Highway 50.

Ben Griffiths

Open 7 days a week from 7am to dusk through October 31st; most any day and in any kind of weather you will be greeted with a smile by our farmer and stand manager, Ben Griffiths.

In early summer, Ben and his family get together for a weekend of working the ground and planting the fields.  Ben spends his summer weeding, watering, and caring for the pumpkins, gourds, and squash that he proudly spends his fall days picking.  He would be happy to tell you which pumpkins and squash are good for baking or carving, as well as load your purchase into your vehicle.

Griffiths Grounds offers a variety of carving pumpkins in all sizes, specialty decorating pumpkins, pie pumpkins, small and large gourds, several varieties of squash, cornstalks and decorating corn. Contact us for special orders!  We have provided pumpkins and gourds for weddings, anniversary and birthday parties, landscaping companies, and school parties.

Whether you love to decorate for the season, stock up on squash for the winter, or enjoy carving pumpkins with your family, Griffiths Grounds has something for you! While supplies last.

Deaths Oct. 18, 2018: Dennis Lee Veldman

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Units responding for possible aircraft incident in Bristol

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At about 6:12 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue are responding to the area of the Winfield Airport, 18120 Winfield Rd, Bristol, for a report of a possible aircraft incident.

Per dispatch: Caller that was southbound on I-94 reported seeing what looked like a aircraft on fire that then appeared to go down somewhere west of I-94 somewhere between Highway 165 (also, 104th Street, Highway Q and Winfield Road) and the state line.

UPDATE 6:19 p.m. — Fire unit at Winfield Airport reports no sign of a crash or aircraft on fire there.

UPDATE 6:26 p.m. — Fire unit confirms a glider was using an orange parachute in the area of the Winfield Airport.

Units responding for burning in Paddock Lake

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At about 5:28 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of burning in the 24600 block of 69th Place in Paddock Lake.

A word from our sponsors: Wisconsin Emissions Testing available at Wilmot Auto Service

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Wisconsin Emissions Tests can now be done at Wilmot Auto Service.

The test is free to you. Call 862-6300 for an appointment. Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 to 11 a.m.

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.

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, 16 of these years have been in Wilmot. Dwayne’s grandpa Harmon Garwood started Wilmot Auto Service in 1951. They are celebrating 67 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.

Six Randall School students published in the 2018 Rising Stars Collection

Six  Randall School students were published in the 2018 Rising Stars Collection, a collection of student poetry selected by Appelley Publishing for their annual book. This contest was open to students in grades 3-12. Their entries were submitted over a year ago for consideration in this publication.

  • Tyler Bell, was published with his poem, “Anything is Possible”.
  • Taylor Dale was published with her poem, “The Soccer Ball”.
  • Ian Kerkman was published with his poem, “The Ocean”.
  • Cora Singleton was published. Her poem was called, “An Untimely Burden”.
  • Ethan Weaver was published with his poem titled, “The Book”.
  • Kimmy Zender was published with, “Bringing Back the Warmth”.

Tyler Bell, Taylor Dale, Ian Kerkman, Cora Singleton, and Ethan Weaver are all 7th graders this year at Randall.  Kimmy Zender is now at Wilmot High School.

Deal of the Day: Luisa’s $25 gift card half off

Have you heard about our feature at West of the I called Deal of the Day? It offers you great values on goods and services from local businesses. Here’s how it works. We offer a gift certificate or gift card from a local business for half price of its face value. For example, you get a $50 gift card but only pay $25 for it. Now that’s a deal! Our offering today is from Luisa’s Restaurant, 317th Avenue and Highway 50 in Wheatland. Luisa’s is the place for a taste of Italian & American cuisine. Known for their pizzas, their classic thin crust is legendary! For the hearty appetite they can prepare pan or stuffed pizza and they dare you to try to eat more than one piece! Luisa’s menu doesn’t stop at pizza. They also feature pasta dishes, sandwiches, burgers and more. Their Friday Fish Fry is a hit with the locals and be sure to check out the daily specials. Today’s offer is a $25 gift card which we are selling for $13.50 (includes $1 processing charge). Gift card must be used for eat in only.Full description of conditions is available here. It’s easy to purchase a Deal of the Day! Click the button below and you will be taken to PayPal’s site, where you can securely pay with a credit card or through your PayPal account. A PayPal account is not needed. We instantly receive notice of your purchase and we mail out the certificate usually the same day. Click the button to get your Deal of the Day!


Salem Lakes considering changes to bulk garbage collection

The company that collects garbage in Salem Lakes is proposing a change to how bulk item collection is done there in exchange for a lower rate.

Currently residents of the village are able to have items too large for their regular garbage bin — such as furniture or appliances — picked up on their first garbage collection day of the month by Johns Disposal.

Johns is proposing doing away with the set monthly pickup, replacing it with residents phoning in when they need bulk pickup. There will be no extra charge for called in bulk pickup.

Johns is requesting a 6.1 percent increase to $14.86 per unit for 2019, without the change outlined above. If the village chooses to go with the call in for bulk pick-up option, the per unit rate would be $14.14 for 2019.

Regarding the need for a rate increase or the change in service, John’s said in a letter to the board:

Johns has had another excellent year of curbside collection in the Village with nearly 2,000 tons saved from the landfill! Unfortunately, recycling markets have plummeted starting January 1, 2018 when China drastically reduced the amount of recovered materials that are imported. Additionally, the most recent round of tariffs has adversely impacted our business and ultimately your residents.

At a meeting last week, board members seemed in favor of trying the new arrangement, while acknowledging it would requite some resident education.

“I think it’s better,” said Trustee Ted Kmiec. “You can get all of your stuff out there and then you can call.”

A Johns representative is expected to address the change at a meeting next month before the board makes a final decision.

Paddock Lake is considering a similar proposal from Johns. Village Board members there are expected to vote on the change Wednesday night.

Carthage College nursing students visit Salem School

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Recently, students in grades 7 and 8 at Salem School had an exciting opportunity. Carthage College nursing students came to classrooms to share their own paths into the nursing field and to highlight the importance of nurses in our communities.

The Carthage nursing students demonstrated some of the equipment they use in their training and shared practical lessons for healthy living. They also told students about their own paths to the nursing profession, answered questions about what motivated them, and described what the program at Carthage entails. Salem students gained valuable insight into nursing and the medical field though their many questions.

Cameron Swallow, wife of new Carthage College president John Swallow, offered this opportunity to the school. Learning about career fields and how those fields are chosen fits into Academic and Career Planning for students. Salem students are encouraged to learn more about career fields of interest by using their Career Cruising account and through a variety of classroom activities and individual meetings with the school 5th through 8th grade counselor, Judy Richter.

Units responding for smoke in Trevor

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At about 4:37 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the 11000 block of Highway 83 in Trevor for a report of smoke.

Per dispatch: Caller says smoke is coming from a chimney.

Garage sales page updated

garage-saleWest 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 Include your address, days, hours etc. We’ll even add a map to your info.

Crash in Bristol

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At about 6:56 a.m., we have a reader report from the road that there is a crash at Highways 45 and C in Bristol.

Scanner traffic suggests deputies are on the scene.

Sponsored post: Life Line Screening at the Westosha Senior Community Center Oct. 20

Note: Westosha Senior Community Center is advertising this event with This is a paid announcement. — DH

Life Line Screening, recognized with an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau, offers a 5-test package to thoroughly check you for risk of stroke, cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions. The combination of these tests help detect problems – before you have symptoms and while you and your doctor can still take action… so you can keep doing the things you love.

Life Line Screenings go beyond regular checkup to look inside your arteries for signs of plaque buildup. Plaque buildup in the arteries can lead to heart disease, aneurysm or stroke. These screenings are especially recommended for those 55 years or older. Screening results are provided within 21 days. All participants with abnormal results are directed to take their report to their physician.

Screenings include:

  • Carotid Artery/Plaque Screening.
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  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurism Screening.
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening.
  • Osteoporosis Risk Assessment.

Get all 5 screenings for just $139.

Getting screened is simple. It’s painless, non-invasive, and you keep your clothes on.

Life Line will be at the Westosha Senior Community Center Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Call toll-free 1-866-229-0469 for an appointment.

Westosha Senior Community Center is located at 19200 93rd St., Bristol, Wisconsin (Highway C just east of Highway 45).

Units responding for fire in Trevor

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At about 4:22 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a fire in the 24600 block of Wilmot Road (Highway C) in Trevor.

Per dispatch: This response is for a lawnmower on fire.

Salem Lakes keeps two acre minimum for chicken keeping

You will need a piece of land at least two acres in size if you want to legally keep chickens in Salem Lakes.

Last week the board enacted an ordinance setting that limit, despite some comments from citizens asking for consideration of allowing the birds on smaller lots.

The vote was 4-3 with President Diann Tesar and Trustee Dennis Faber, Bill Hopkins and Dan Campion voting yes and Trustees Ron Gandt, Ted Kmiec and Mike Culat voting no.

The board has been considering formalizing chicken keeping standards for several months. As with many matters, the former town of Salem ordinance and the former village of Silver Lake ordinances didn’t match.

Essentially the board kept the old town of Salem ordinance’s requirement for a minimum residential lot size of two acres. New provisions included standards for setback for coops, no roosters allowed and an exemption for one chicken kept as a youth project, such as 4-H.

Some residents at the meeting spoke out against the two-acre requirement.

Peter Poli, during citizen’s comments, said Lake County, Illinois has had success with allowing chicken keeping on much smaller lots in unincorporated parts of the county. He contended most complaints there have been about noise from roosters, which the Lake County and Salem Lakes laws both prohibit.

“People have an interest in it,” Poli said of chicken keeping. “I’d like to see some reasonable ordinance so people will not be keeping chickens against ordinance.”

Resident Patrick Hull said much more urban locations than Salem Lakes are allowing chickens on much smaller properties.

“It’s so puzzling because we have big cities allowing chickens,” Hull said. “Chickens add so much to mental health for some.”

Resident Sharon Pomaville compared the chicken keeping requirements to dog keeping rules on her quarter of an acre property.

“There’s no way I could ever have a chicken on my property yet there are about 25 dogs in the neighborhood,” Pomaville said. “The two acres I think is really large.”

Trustee Culat said he felt two acres was too large.

“Two acres is a pretty good chunk of land,” Culat said

Trustees in favor of the two-acre limit defended the standard as making sure chickens are not a nuisance to neighbors.

“They attract rats, they attract skunks …” Faber said of chickens.

A word from our sponsors: 2018 Salem Lakes Pumpkindaze is Oct. 20

Note: Village of Salem Lakes is advertising this event with This is a paid announcement. — DH

The Village of Salem Lakes is hosting its 7th annual Pumpkindaze on Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to midnight.

Make your way to one of Southeast Wisconsin’s best indoor festivals! On Saturday, October 20th at the Salem Highway & Fire Department, doors open at 10:00 AM kicking off its artisan fair featuring over 40 local vendors selling amazing hand crafted jewelry, woodwork, art, pottery, textiles, and
more! Food vendors set up shop all day featuring traditional fair style food, and Jack’s Bar is an always popular destination.

Kids events featuring costume contests, a fabulous talent show, free inflatables, painting pumpkins, balloon animals, and so much more will keep the kids entertained all day long!

Music kicks off at 5:30 PM featuring local sensation The Gooroos and the fun won’t stop ‘til midnight so grab your red solo cup, we’ll fill you up, let’s have a party! Pumpkindaze is also welcoming Made in America-the best tribute to Toby Keith in the U.S. of A. Mmmm hmmm we love this Fall!

Pumpkindaze Details:

  • When: Saturday October 20th , 2018
  • Where: Salem Highway & Fire Department, 11252 254th Court (CTH C) Trevor WI 53168
  • Time: 10 AM until Midnight
  • There is a 5-dollar cover charge after 5 PM.

For more event information please visit the Village of Salem Lakes at: or the Village’s Facebook page: or contact Shannon Hahn & Alexandria Robinson at 262-843-2313.

Units responding for crash in Bristol

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At about 1:14 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding for a crash at Highways 50 and 45 in Bristol.

Per dispatch: Vehicles in Kenosha County Center lot. Deputies already on the scene.

Flood warning canceled for Fox River

The National Weather Service flood warning for the Fox River in Western Kenosha County has been canceled, with the river below flood stage again.

As of 7 a.m. the river was at 10.58 feet as measured at the New Munster gauge. Flood stage is 11 feet.

The river had been under flood warning since Oct. 1, first exceeding flood stage on Oct. 2. Crest was at 13.24 feet on Oct. 7. That mark is eighth highest on the NWS list of historic crests for the New Munster gauge. The seventh highest historic crest of 13.37 was reached on Feb. 21 of this year and the highest ever crest of 17.47 was reached on July 13, 2017.

Deal of the Day: Hill Country Market $25 gift card half off

HCMl-west-of-the-i-web-ad-(1)Have you heard about our feature at West of the I called Deal of the Day? It offers you great values on goods and services from local businesses. Here’s how it works. We offer a gift certificate or gift card from a local business for half price of its face value. For example, you get a $50 gift card but only pay $25 for it. Now that’s a deal!

Today’s offering is from Hill Country Market, 7510 288th Ave, Suite #1, Salem. Hill Country Market features local, organic, and gluten-free grocery products, produce, fine cheese, sausage, wine and beer, gourmet sandwiches, homemade soups, deli items, fresh meat, baked goods and more. They believe that fresh, local, and natural ingredients are best. You can even expect to see produce straight from their garden during the growing season. Make sure you visit the tea and coffee bar at Hill Country Market and the deli offering quality meat and cheeses from Boar’s Head. Hungry? Check out Hill Country Market’s unique, made-to-order sandwiches and panini’s as well as salads, soups of the day, fresh baked goods, and more.


Kenosha County to participate in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Oct. 27

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Kenosha County will participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

Residents are invited and encouraged to bring their unwanted and unused medications to drop-off sites at Entrance D of the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha, and the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75 th St., Bristol.

Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, pet medications, sprays, liquids and inhalers will be accepted.

Those who are unable to make it to the Oct. 27 event may also utilize one of the six medication drop boxes that the Kenosha County Medication Disposal program offers 365 days a year, noted County Executive Jim Kreuser.

“Safely disposing of unneeded medications is an easy way to make your home safer, and to help protect the environment,” Kreuser said. “Kenosha County is pleased to offer this service to our residents.”

Removing unused medication from the household can help to prevent prescription drug abuse and accidental poisonings, and it helps to protect local waterways from contamination that may occur if medicine is flushed down the toilet or thrown in the garbage, the Division of Health notes.

Since 2009, the Medication Disposal program has collected 10 tons of medication.

Permanent drop-off locations and hours are as follows:

  • Salem Lakes Village Hall, 9814 Antioch Road (Highway 83), 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, excluding holidays.
  • Twin Lakes Police Department, 920 Lance Drive, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Kenosha County Public Safety Building, 1000 55 th St., 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, excluding holidays (drop-off site users will be buzzed in after hours).
  • Pleasant Prairie Police Department, 8600 Green Bay Road (Highway 31), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Somers Village/Town Hall, 7511 12 th St. (Highway E), 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, excluding holidays.
  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside Police Department, 900 Wood Road (Tallent Hall, east side of building), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Items acceptable for deposit in the drop boxes include prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, ointments and creams, pet medications, sprays, inhalers and liquids. If keeping medication in its original package, please cross out personal information or peel off the label. All medication should be enclosed in a sealed bag before it is placed in the drop box.

Unacceptable items include biohazardous materials, needles/sharps/syringes and illegal drugs. Another option – the Wisconsin Drug Repository – is available for those seeking to dispose of unopened, unexpired medications. These drugs are then donated to people with cancer or chronic disease who do not have insurance or are underinsured. More information about the program and medications eligible for donation is at . At present, the only Kenosha County drop-off sites associated with the program are Good Value Pharmacy’s Festival Foods location, 3207 80th St., and Larsen-Mayer location, 3825 39th Ave.

Those with questions about the county’s Medication Disposal Program and the upcoming Drug Take-Back Day events may contact the Division of Health at 262-605-6700. More information, including a program brochure, is also online at .

Deaths Oct. 15, 2018: Claire Pearson, Marjorie K. Coari, Patricia Anne Collins

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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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Fox River drops below flood stage

The Fox River as measured at the New Munster gauge has dropped below flood stage.

At 7 a.m., the river was at 10.98 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet.

A National Weather Service flood warning remains in effect, at least for now. It was last updated at 3 a.m., when the river was still over flood stage.

The receding trend should continue, with the only precipitation in the seven-day forecast being a 20 percent chance of rain — or maybe snow — showers Saturday night.

Word from our sponsors: Single story office/clinic building for lease in Paddock Lake

Note: The village of Paddock Lake is advertising this leasing opportunity at This is a paid announcement. — DH

For lease, single story office/clinic building containing 2,989 sq. ft., fully ADA accessible, modern, energy efficient masonry building with plenty of windows for natural light.

Layout is conducive for conversion to two separate office suites. Ample accessible parking lot surrounded by professionally maintained landscaping makes this building and site very attractive to customers and clients. In addition, the building is equipped with a dry 1,300 sq. ft. basement capable of storing records and or files.

Property is adjacent to STH 50 with an average daily traffic count of 34,000 vehicles. This building is perfect for a law office, CPA firm, Insurance office, health care clinic, day care, fitness center or business incubator.

Address: 7001-236 th Ave. Paddock Lake, WI.

Contact Tim Popanda, Village Administrator at 262-843-3617 or

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A word from our sponsors: The Sankulpa Yoga Center opens in Bristol

Note: Sankulpa Yoga Center  is a sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

The Sankulpa Yoga Center opened in Bristol this summer and shares a building with the new Bristol Hair Shoppe at 19806 83rd Street.  Lori Hawkins is the owner of Sankulpa Yoga, and her vision for this space is to bring the benefits of yoga to the community.  “Yoga has the ability to help enrich the lives of every single person who practices it.  Yoga has been known as a release from stress or an anxiety and a tool for focus and mindfulness.  Some come in for the many physical benefits of yoga:  strength building, balance, and flexibility.  One of the things I love best about yoga is that it just helps me to feel better in mind and body,” says Hawkins.

Sankulpa Yoga offers a multitude of classes as well as some unique workshops and special events.  There is something for the beginner, the experienced yogi, and everyone in between, including classes designed for kids and athletes.  Their class schedule online gives a description of what to expect for each class.  They can also schedule a private or small group class at a time that works for you.  Teachers at Sankulpa Yoga are experts in their field and have the background to help every student make adjustments or take modifications to get the most out of each pose at each student’s experience and current ability level.

As a former school teacher, Lori Hawkins trained to become a yoga teacher with Emerald Heart School of Yoga in 2016.  Her desire was to bring relief to students for the anxiety and stress they experience.  She has developed a workshop for teachers to give students (and for teachers themselves) the tools to help ease stress during the school day.  Expect to find a stress-reducing yoga  class before and after school hours in the fall on the class schedule too.

Sankulpa Yoga offers a welcoming environment of highly trained yoga teachers who are truly dedicated to helping those who enter the yoga center gain what they seek from class.  They look forward to working with you.  Classes can be purchased individually or by packages of 10 at  Drop ins are also welcome.

Wilmot UHS to host blood drive Oct. 22

Wilmot Union High School in conjunction with BloodCenter of Wisconsin will host a blood drive Monday, Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The blood drive will take place in the Maki Center Gym.

Appointments are encourages. Contact Tracy Carlisle at 262–862-2351 ext. 147 or click here to make an appointment. 

Please bring a photo ID and eat a good breakfast on the day of the drive. Refreshments provided.

All donors will be entered in a drawing to win tickets to a game at Lambeau Field.


A word from our sponsors: Oct. 14, 2018 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

AD-bear-realty-glenda-butch-revise2Note: Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty, are 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):

7844 7th Ave, Kenosha

23634 124th St, Trevor

24724 74th St, Salem

23410 112th St, Trevor

Units responding for crash in Bristol

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At about 9:12 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 21200 block of Highway C in Bristol.

Per dispatch: Vehicle has struck a utility pole. Pole severed; vehicle in ditch.

UPDATE 9:17 p.m. — Deputy requests response from electric company.


Deaths Oct. 13, 2018: Seth Ira Zupkoff

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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2018 Paris School Panther Prowl coverage (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

The Paris School Organization hosted its annual Panther Prowl fundraiser Saturday afternoon at the school.

This was the 13th year for the fundraiser, which featured a walkathon, silent auction, concessions, 50/50 raffles, bake sale, sponge toss and free children’s face painting and games.

Here is video of the start of the first leg of the walkathon, with kindergarten through second grade pupils:

Here are some more photos from the event:
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