A word from our sponsors: June 16, 2024 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:

25811 91st St, Salem

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Temps over 90 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

High temperatures in Western Kenosha County will top 90 Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast.

And the temperatures won’t be far behind for the balance of the week, topping out in the high 80s.

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2024 Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The 2024 Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast took place Saturday morning at Crane Grain Farms in Brighton.

The annual event is organized by Kenosha County Dairy Promotion.

Those who attended the event were able to eat a hearty scrambled eggs, pancake and sausage breakfast prepared by event volunteers. There were all kinds of agriculture related activities from a cow milking simulator to a close up look at farm machinery. You could even top it off with frozen custard supplied by Culver’s on Highway 142.

Here is video Heather Daniels, Kenosha County Dairy ambassador, telling the audience a little about the host farm and Michael Daniels, representing the host farm this year, saying a few words.:

Here is video of the announcement of the Kenosha County Dairy Promotion scholarship winners:

Here is video of the presentation of the new Friends of Kenosha County Dairy Promotion award to Alan Kaddatz and Marilyn Zirbel:

Here is video of the presentation of a proclamation from County Executive Samantha Kerkman:

Here is video of remarks and a presentation of a certificate from U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil:

Here are some cheese facts from Kelsey Henderson, 2024 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair, who has roots in Paris:

Here are some more photos from the event:

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A word from our sponsors: June 15, 2024 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:

25811 91st St, Salem

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Pickleball courts may come to Paddock Lake

One of the fastest growing recreational sports in the US may be getting a facility in Paddock Lake.

The Paddock Lake Village Board Wednesday gave its informal approval to pursuing replacing a rundown skate park with two pickleball courts at Erickson Park on the village’s east side.

The conversion would be helped by the fact the skate park was constructed on a old tennis court.

The skate park was constructed in 2005 on a former tennis court. The skate park was well used until late 2018 and was vandalized in 2019 and 2020, suffering further damage to the wood and metal ramps, said a memo on the topic from village administrator Tim Popanda.

Late last year, the village received an offer from a resident to donate funds to convert the skate park to a pickleball court, Popanda said. At that time, the board directed Popanda to investigate the costs of restoring the skate park and creating the pickleball facility.

The cost of the refurbishment of the skate park would cost over $60,000 while the pickleball courts would cost about $20,000, Popanda’s memo said.

Popanda said he would check with the resident about how much they might be willing to donate now that costs are known.

All board members who spoke on the topic Wedensday favored the pickleball option over restoring the skate park.

“It seems like we have less kids and the population is getting older here, so I think its a good idea,” Trustee John Poole said.

Money the village might have to contribute toward the project could come from park impact fees on new development, Popanda said.

The rest of the playground equipment and other aspects of Erickson Park will remain intact, Popanda said.

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Wheatland Vol. Fire Dept. offering CPR class on June 24

The Wheatland Volunteer Fire Department is offering a CPR class at the Fire Station on Monday, June 24 at 6 pm.

The class is free to those who live and/or work in Wheatland.

There is limited space so call the Town Hall at 262-537-4340 to reserve your place in the class.

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Deaths June 13, 2024: Elva J. Kurtz, Diane Mary Bretta

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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June 13, 2024 lake test results: Swim caution removed for Lake Shangri-la

A swim caution has been removed for Lake Shangri-la-220th Court has been lifted after re-sampling Wednesday by Kenosha County Public Health showed E.coli levels within acceptable range there.

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

The result from Wednesday that prompted the removal of the swim caution at Lake Shangri-la-220th Court was 99 E.coli/100 mL.

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Celebration of Life for Bruce Chaput on June 22

A Celebration of Life for Bruce Chaput, October 25, 1949-February 27th, 2024, will take place Saturday, June 22, 2024 from noon to 6 p.m. at Silver Lake Sportsmen Club at 27021 85th St., Salem.

Please dress casually. There will be food and beverage to enjoy. Anyone who has a fun story of Bruce is encouraged to tell it as we all know laughter heals the soul.

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Sponsored post: 2024 Rock the Lake is June 15 in Twin Lakes

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

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Garage sales page updated

West of the I’s garage sales page has been updated.

Be sure to check it out each week before you begin your bargain hunting.

If you’d like your sale added to the list, please drop us a line at darren@westofthei.com. Include your address, days, hours etc. We’ll even add a map to your info.

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Units responding to fire in Trevor

At about 4:53 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue, Bristol Fire and Rescue, Town of Randall Fire Department and Wheatland Vol. Fire Department units are responding to a report of a fire in the 26500 block of 104th Street in Trevor.

UPDATE 4:59 p.m. — First units arriving on scene report no signs of fire from exterior.

UPDATE 5 p.m. — Salem Lakes command on the scene reports occupant now out of home. Fire appears to have started from exterior. Nothing appears to be burning now, but investigation underway.

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Deaths June 12, 2024: Gregory J. Orban

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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June 12, 2024 lake test results: Lake Shangri-la-220th Ct. at swim caution

Lake Shangri-la-220th Ct. is at a swim caution after testing Tuesday 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 an E.coli level of 235/100mL or more and closing a beach when test results exceed E.coli 1000/100mL.

The result from Lake Shangri-la-220th Ct. that prompted the caution was 261 E.coli/100 mL. It was scheduled to be resampled Wednesday.

Here are other results of Tuesday’s sampling as reported by Kenosha County Public Health:

Salem Lakes – Silver Lake County Park beach 12 E.coli/100 mL; Silver Lake DeWitt Park 4 E.coli/100mL; Lake Shangri-la 220th Ct. 261 E.coli/100 mL; Center Lake 33 E.coli/100 mL; Camp Lake 10 E.coli/100 mL; Hooker Lake Boat Launch 18 E.coli/100 mL; Rock Lake 128 E.coli/100mL.

Paddock Lake — Old Settlers County Park beach 21 E.coli/100 mL; Hoag Park 2 E.coli/100 mL; North Shore Association 4 E.coli/100 mL; PHLA beach 2 E.coli/100mL; PHLA Diving Board 31 E.coli/100 mL.

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

Twin Lakes — Lance Park on Lake Mary 82 E.coli/100mL.

Randall (reported by The District of Powers Lake ) — Powers Lake Beach 14.8 E.coli/100mL

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Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin and Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue hosting blood drive June 26

Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin and Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue are hosting a blood drive.

The drive will take place on Wednesday, June 26, from 2-6 p.m. at Fire Station 1 in Trevor.

Appointments are required.

You can make an appointment here.

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Nearly 90 temps here

High temperatures very close to 90 are in the latest, local National Weather Service forecast.

Wednesday’s high temperature is expected to reach 88. Wednesday’s high should reach 89.

After those two days it should cool down into the high 70s for Friday and Saturday, before heating up again Sunday through Tuesday, at least.

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Sponsored post: Expert spine and neurosurgery care at Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital

Note: This is a paid advertisement from Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital — DH

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Deaths June 11, 2024: Dorothy A. Jost

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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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Air quality alert issued

From the National Weather Service:

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has issued an Air Quality Advisory for Ozone on Wednesday, June 12, from noon until 11 p.m. CDT. This advisory affects people living in the following counties: Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan.

Due to weather conditions conducive to ozone production, the air quality index is expected to reach the UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS level. People with lung disease (such as asthma), children, older adults, and people who are active outdoors (including outdoor workers) should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.

For more information on current air quality, please see: https://airquality.wi.gov

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Woman dies in ATV crash in Montgomery Lake neighborhood

A woman died in an ATV crash in the Montgomery Lake Highlands neighborhood Sunday.

From a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department news release:

During the evening hours of June 9th, 2024, members from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and Salem Lakes Fire Department responded to a single ATV crash in the 8600 block of 234th Avenue in the Village of Salem Lakes. This crash resulted in a single fatality.

At approximately 9:11 PM on June 9th, Kenosha Joint Services 911 received a call from area residents stating they observed a single ATV that crashed into a ditch along 234th Avenue in the 8600 block. Laying next to the ATV was a female who was not conscious and not breathing. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The operator of the ATV, 36-year-old Samantha Pageau, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office. Due to the crash resulting in a fatality, the Kenosha County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) as well as Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Conservation Wardens responded to the scene to assist in the accident investigation. The Wisconsin DNR, with the assistance of the Kenosha County MCAT, investigated the crash.

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department extends our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of those impacted by this tragic event. The Kenosha Human Development Services – Crisis Line is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. If anyone needs someone to talk to, the Crisis Line is always available: 262-657-7188.

No further information will be released at this time.

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Agenda: Paddock Lake Village Board committee of the whole meeting June 12, 2024

The Paddock Lake Village Board is scheduled to hold a committee of the whole meeting Wednesday, starting at 6 p.m. at Village Hall (Municipal Building).

Formal action is not taken at committee of the whole meetings, which are for discussion of issues.

Agenda items include:

  • Wireless telephone tower and ground space lease renewal
  • Special Event Permit application for Rhythm In the Park
  • Boat parade regatta permit
  • Payment to WE Energies for streetlights
  • Independence Day bike parade July 4, 2024
  • Pickle ball court at Erickson Park
  • Discussion: Price quotes to construct a handicap accessible kayak/canoe launch

The full agenda is available here.

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Bristol and Paris Cemetery Association 2024 annual meeting is June 19

The Bristol and Paris Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at Paris Town Hall, 16606 Burlington Road, on Wednesday, June 19, at 3 p.m.

All interested persons are welcome.

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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 10, 2024: Francis J. Moran

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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Agenda: Wheatland Town Board meeting June 10, 2024

The Wheatland Town Board is scheduled to meet Monday, starting at 6 p.m. at Town Hall in New Munster.

Agenda items include:

  • Consideration of recommendation of the Town of Wheatland Planning Board for LGPS LLC, W624 Doulass Ave., Burlington, WI 53105 (Owner) Dustin Hein, Freedom Fireworks, LLC 1422 East Geneva Street Delavan, WI. 53115 (agent) requested approval of a temporary use (section III S. 12.18 7-4 which states that it shall be unlawful to proceed with the operation, construction, installation, enlargement or alteration of a temporary use, as defined in this ordinance without first obtaining approval from the Kenosha County Board of Adjustments) to temporarily use an existing parking lot for the placement of a 20’x80’ sales tent, a 8’x40’ metal storage container and multiple signs to operate a temporary fireworks stand in the B-3 Highway business District on Tax Parcel 95-4-219-656-0305 Town of Wheatland.
  • Consideration of the recommendation of the Town of Wheatland Planning Board for Andrew B and Lucille A Lois Family Trust 7601 368 th Ave, Burlington, WI 53105(Owner), request for an amendment to Adopted Land Use Plan Map for 2035 (Map 65 of the Comprehensive plan) from “Suburban-Density Residential” & “Isolated Natural Resource Area” to “General Agricultural and Open land”, Farmland Protection & Isolated Natural Resource Area” on Tax Parcels 95-4-119-044-0400 & 95-4-119-091-0100located in the SE ¼ section $ & the NE ¼ of Section 9, T1N R19E.
  • Consideration of recommendation of the Town of Wheatland Planning Board for Andrew B and Lucille A Lois Family Trust 7601 368 th Ave., Burlington WI 53105 (Owner) requests a rezoning from A-1 Agricultural Preservation District to A-2 General Agricultural District on part of Tax Parcel 95-4-119-044-0400, located in the SE ¼ section 4, T1N, R19E, Town of Wheatland.
  • Approval of the lowest acceptable bid for the raze of the Dressler Property at 7815 334 th Avenue, Burlington. Tax Parcel 95-4-119-111-3096.
  • Closed Session of the Town Board to review considerations for 2025 essential emergency services options.

The full agenda is available here.

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Agenda: Wilmot Union High School District board working session June 10, 2024

The Wilmot Union High School District board is scheduled to hold a working session on Monday in the school library , starting at 4:30 p.m.

Agenda items include:

  • USI Health Insurance Self-Funding Proposal
  • 2024-2025 Handbooks
  • Teaching Overload Assignments
  • Comptroller Position
  • Chinese Exchange Program

The full agenda is available here.

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Sponsored post: 2024 Rock the Lake is June 15 in Twin Lakes

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

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Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 4 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Protection District units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a crash in the 10700 block of Highway U in Bristol.

Per dispatch: Single vehicle involved. Now off the road in a field

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Units responding for crash in Trevor

At about 3:10 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a crash at Highway 83 (Antioch Road) and Highway JF in Trevor.

Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. Injuries being reported.

UPDATE 3:16 p.m. — Bristol Fire and Rescue requested to respond as mutual aid with an ambulance.

/Contributed photo by West Jacobs
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Agenda: Bristol Village Board meeting June 10, 2024

The Bristol Village Board is scheduled to meet Monday, starting at 7 p.m. at Village Hall.

Agenda items include:

  • Discuss and consider for approval the request of Matthew and Jill Gillmore (Applicants/Owners) 14700104th Street, Kenosha, WI 53142 for a Conditional Use Permit for a secondary residence on Agricultural tax parcel# 37-4-121-233-0403, located in part of SW 1/4 SEC 23, Town 1, Range 21, Village of Bristol, Kenosha County and State of Wisconsin. For informational purposes, this property is located at 14700 104th Street (Hwy Q), between Hwy MB and 140th Avenue,
  • Discuss and consider for approval the on the request of Brett Hickey, Kimley-Horn Associates 111 W. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1320, Chicago, IL 60604 (Applicant), Nutting Properties, LLC, 4606 200th A venue, Bristol, WI 53104 (Jay Nutting, Current Owner), and The Overland Group, LLC 1598 Imperial Center, Suite 2001, West Plains, MI (Developer) for a Site Plan Review Application for the proposed 12,480 sq. ft. Dollar General Retail Store on Tax Parcel 37-4-121-054-0415 Part of the E 1/2 SE 1/4 SEC 5 T 1 R 21), Village of Bristol, Kenosha County, Wisconsin. For informational purposes, the property is located at 18514 75th Street which is on the Northwest corner of Hwy 50 (75th Street) and County Hwy D (184th Ave.).
  • Discuss and take possible action on the addition of a second polling place location in the Village.
  • Discuss and consider for approval the proposals for the refrigeration for the walk-in cooler at the Beer Garden at Hansen Park.

The full agenda is available here,

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