A word from our sponsors: Sept. 18, 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):

1202 Pearl Ct, Twin Lakes

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Sept. 17, 2021: 18,051 positives

Kenosha County COVID-19 vaccination status /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 18,051 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Friday. That’s 116 more than Thursday. There have been 329 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County, 1 more than Thursday. Kenosha County Public Health is reporting 89,620 negative test results.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting a positive rate of 10,673/100,000 people and a 1.9 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Friday.

In Kenosha County, 50.45 percent of the population has had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination and 47.13 percent are fully vaccinated as of Friday.

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

  • Bristol — 497 cases (5 more than Thursday)
  • Paddock Lake — 322 cases (5 more than Thursday)
  • Salem Lakes — 1,292 cases (11 more than Thursday)
  • Randall — 293 cases (2 more than Thursday)
  • Twin Lakes — 498 cases (4 more than Thursday)
  • Wheatland — 282 cases (2 more than Thursday)
  • Paris — 124 cases (2 more than Thursday)
  • Brighton — 135 cases (2 more than Thursday)

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 693,734 positive tests and 3,255,875 negative tests with 7,827 deaths statewide as of Friday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there have been 68,868 positives as of Friday.

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Deaths Sept 17, 2021: Michael V. Tatroe

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 Twin Lakes

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At about 7:35 p.m., Randall Fire Department units and a Twin Lakes Police officer are responding for an investigation of 450 Lincoln Drive in Twin Lakes.

Per dispatch: This is an investigation of a burning odor.

UPDATE about 7:40 p.m. — TLPD officer on scene reports resident says stove was on fire.

UPDATE 7:45 p.m. — Fire unit on scene reports fire is out.

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Paddock Lake balks at price tag for moving streetlights along Highway 50

Paddock Lake village officials are seeking an alternative to moving 40 streetlights along Highway 50 at an estimated cost to the village of over $70,000 when the road is widened by the Wisconsin Department of Transporation next year.

We Energies recently requested the village in conjunction with the road project switch to LED fixtures and pay $71,300 of the cost of the lights and moving poles. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is requiring all utilities along the route to be moved to avoid conflicts with the project.

“What pocket are we going to pull $71,000 from?” asked village President Terry Burns at Village Board committee of the whole meeting last week.

In 1987, when the two-lane Highway 50 was reconstructed and expanded to four lanes, the Village Board in cooperation with We Energies (then WEPCO) authorized the placement of 40 additional streetlights along Highway 50 and Highway 83, according to a village staff report on the issue. These 40 new lights were in addition to the 16 existing lights already on Highway 50.

The existing lights were paid for with a monthly charge added to the village’s utility bill for the lights. This time, We wants the money all at once, said Tim Popanda, village administrator.

Village Board members at last week’s meeting who gave their opinion were all in favor of disputing We Engeries’ plan.

Village officials seemed to to agreeable to paying for the changing of the light fixtures to LED, at a cost of $25 each. Paying for moving the poles was more of a sticking point.

President Terry Burns asked Popanda to approach We Energies with the argument that the moving of poles is being prompted by a WisDOT project and therefore is not the village’s responsibility, an argument supported by village attorney Jeff Davison.

“They are clearly the utility,” Davison said. “They have the responsibility for the relocation.”

Popanda said he would contact We Energies with the village’s concerns and then report back.

“We Energies is not going to be happy to hear from me,” Popanda said.

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Sept. 16, 2021: 17,935 positives

Kenosha County COVID-19 vaccination status /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 17,935 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Thursday. That’s 124 more than Tuesday. There have been 328 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County, 7 more than Tuesday. Kenosha County Public Health is reporting 80,298 negative test results.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting a positive rate of 10,604/100,000 people and a 1.9 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Thursday.

In Kenosha County, 50.39 percent of the population has had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination and 47.05 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 — 492 cases (8 more than Tuesday)
  • Paddock Lake — 317 cases
  • Salem Lakes — 1,281 cases (13 more than Tuesday)
  • Randall — 291 cases (2 more than Tuesday)
  • Twin Lakes — 494 cases (8 more than Tuesday)
  • Wheatland — 280 cases
  • Paris — 122 cases (3 more than Tuesday)
  • Brighton — 133 cases (1 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 690,539 positive tests and 3,243,034 negative tests with 7,806 deaths statewide as of Thursday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there have been 68,849 positives as of Thursday.

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2021Growing with Bristol Fall Fest is Sept. 17 & 18

The Growing with Bristol 2021Fall Fest will be held Sept. 17 and 18.

The family oriented, free event will offer a variety of activities and contests. Most of the activities will take place at Hansen Park, 86th Place and 198th Avenue in Bristol.

More information can be seen here.

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Fire/rescue, police on scene of crash along Salem Lakes/Brighton border

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At about 11:15 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies responded to a crash at Highways 75 and K along the Paddock Lake/Brighton border.

At about 11:30 a.m., traffic was being routed around the scene. Westbound traffic on Highway K is being diverted north on 248th Avenue in Paddock Lake.

UPDATE 12:23 p.m. — Deputy preparing to re-open Highway 75 to traffic.

UPDATE 12:24 p.m. — All fire and rescue units still on the scene are clearing and returning to quarters.

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A word from our sponsors: Paris School seeking part-time Custodial Aide

Note: This is a paid announcement from Paris School — DH

Paris School is looking for a hardworking part-time Custodial Aide.

Work hours will be Monday through Friday from 3:30 – 7:30 pm for the 2021/22 school year.  Pay starts at $13.00 an hour. Cleaning experience preferred, but will train.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and references to: Roger Gahart, 1901 176th Avenue Kenosha, WI 53144 or email application materials to rgahart@paris.k12.wi.us.

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A word from our sponsors: Register now for 12 week 9 Hole Tuesday Golf League at Westosha Sports Complex

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Note: This is a paid announcement from Westosha Sports Complex — DH

12 week 9 Hole Tuesday Golf League at Westosha Sports Complex in Silver Lake starts 10/18/21. Se schedule located at the bottom. 2 installment payments of $140. First is required date of signing up, second due week of 11/1/21.

First come first served get choice of 5:00 or 7:00 tee time. Days of the week available are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.An average is established after playing 36 holes. Once established we will apply handicap to the first 4 weeks. Handicap is your average minus 37. Averages will be on a rolling 6 weeks. A different 9 will be played each week. Tee boxes: Men – Blue, Ladies – Red, 60 Years or older – White. Putting will be set up as a gimmie within 6 feet. Putting can be done from any spot within the simulator. If you are not on the green you must putt from a point even with the tee. When in the sand you must use the #5 blue tee. Total Net score for your lowest 10 rounds will decide winner of the league Any missed weeks must be made up no later than 7 days before the final day of league play, and can only be made up during the week, NO WEEKENDS unless you pay for the simulator time. If missing weeks are not made up you forfeit and can not win any prize money. We will allow 1 make up round per season, any more than that you will need to pay for the simulator time. $5 per week per player will go towards prize pool 1st(40%), 2nd(30%), 3rd(20%), and last place(10%) will be awarded prize money.

Dates of play: 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/31.

Call to reserve your spot 262-885-6110.

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No COVID-19 data story today; key data not available

There will not be our usual COVID-19 data story today. Key Kenosha County data was not available.

Check back tomorrow

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Deaths Sept. 15, 2021: Karen Ann Chapleau, Jeffrey William Phillips, Paul J. Richter, Arnold Crowe

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 alarm in Wilmot

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At about 6:34 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to an alarm in the 12400 block of Fox River Road in Wilmot.

Per dispatch: This is being reported as a fire alarm.

UPDATE 6:37 p.m. — Response called off. Training taking place at site caused alarm activation.

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Units responding for crash in Paris

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At about 4:02 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the 15200 block of 38th Street in Paris.

UPDATE about 4:09 p.m. — Paris unit arriving on scene reports two vehicles involved — one in ditch one on side of road.

Per dispatch: Injuries being reported.

UPDATE about 4:10 p.m. — Bristol Fire and Rescue requested to respond with am ambulance.

UPDATE 4:12 p.m. Paris command clears Btistol from responding. Sufficient units on scene.

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A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes Chamber & Business Assoc. 2021 Harvest Fest is Sept. 25

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

The Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association will host Harvest Fest in downtown Twin Lakes adjacent to the chamber office from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25.

Here are some of the acitivies planned for this free admission, family friendly event:

  • Food Trucks/Beer Tent.
  • Craft and retail vendors.
  • Beer Stein Holding Contest.
  • Kids Activities
  • Pumpkin Painting.
  • Music by DJ Keith.
  • Hay rides.

Contact the chamber at 262-877-2220 for more information or questions.

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Trevor-Wilmot School extends Summer Food Program through June 2022

The Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated Grade School District has extended its Summer Food Program through June 30, 2022, the district has announced.

Trevor-Wilmot will continue serving free breakfast and lunch to all children for this school year. Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under.  Persons over 18 years of age who are determined by a state or local public educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled and who also participate in a public or private non-profit school program may receive free meals as well. 

A bag breakfast/lunch can be picked up in the Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated entry way from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m., every Monday and Wednesday. Please park in the parking lot and walk in the building.  Please do not park in the fire lane.  

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Units responding for gas line break in Powers Lake

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At about noon, Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of a possible gas line break in the 38700 block of 87th Street in Powers Lake.

Per dispatch: Construction company has struck a line. No sign of leak observed or hissing heard.

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Units responding for crash in Bristol

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At about 8:10 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a crash on Highway 50 just west of Highway 45 in Bristol.

Per dispatch: Single vehicle in the construction zone.

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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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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Sept. 14, 2021: 17,811 positives

Kenosha County COVID-19 vaccination status /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 17,811 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Tuesday. That’s 39 more than Monday. There have been 321 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. Kenosha County Public Health is reporting 88,591 negative test results.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting a positive rate of 10,534/100,000 people and a 1.8 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Tuesday.

In Kenosha County, 50.21 percent of the population has had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination and 46.86 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 — 484 cases (adjusted down 1)
  • Paddock Lake — 317 cases
  • Salem Lakes — 1,268 cases (5 more than Monday)
  • Randall — 289 cases
  • Twin Lakes — 486 cases (1 more than Monday)
  • Wheatland — 280 cases (1 more than Monday)
  • Paris — 119 cases
  • Brighton — 132 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 683,714 positive tests and 3,221,330 negative tests with 7,771 deaths statewide as of Tuesday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there have been 68,575 positives as of Tuesday.

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Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society to hold pancake breakfast Sept. 18

Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society will hold a pancake breakfast Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Bristol Municipal Building in conjunction with Growing with Bristol’s Fall Fest.

Pancakes, eggs, sausages, O.J, milk and coffee will be served. Tickets: $7 – Adult; $5 – Children (ages 3-12); free 2 and under. Tickets will be available at the door.

The breakfast will take place from 7 to 11 a.m., at the municipal building, 19801 83rd Street, Bristol.

After breakfast, you are invited to stop next door and visit Davidson Hall — open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Funds raised at this event help support the operation of the Davidson Hall by the Bristol WI Historical Society.

For additional information, see the group’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BristolWisconsinHistoricalSociety/

Click here for a list of BWHS Pancake Breakfast Sponsors.

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County Supervisor Pomaville hosting listening sessions in Salem & Paddock Lake Sept. 18

Kenosha County Board Supervisor Sharon Pomaville, District 20, will hold two listening sessions on Saturday, Sept. 18.

One session will be held at the Community Library in Salem from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Note: Time corrected from earlier version — DH) Another session will be held at Paddock Lake Village Hall from 1 to 3 p.m.

Citizens in both Paddock Lake and Salem Lakes (20th District, map available here) are invited to attend these meetings. Information discussed will include county budget, goals for the next year, as well as updates from the various committees that Pomaville serves on.

Supervisor Pomaville was elected to the Kenosha County Board in April of 2020 and is serving her first term. She represents Paddock Lake and a portion of Salem Lakes.

Pomaville serves on the Judiciary & Law Committee (Chair), Public Works Committee, Human Services Board, the Racial Equity Commission, and the Redistricting Committee.

Questions may be submitted in advance to Sharon.Pomaville@kenoshacounty.org

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A word from our sponsors: Teachers on Call seeking substitute teachers & paraprofessionals/aides

Note: This is a paid announcement from Teachers on Call — DH

Teachers on Call is looking for Substitute Teachers, Special Education Assistants, and Classroom Aides/Paraprofessionals to work in your local school districts! Make a difference today by working with K-12 students in your local area schools. Prior experience is not needed, but a caring heart and desire to inspire in the classroom is required. Teachers On Call offers benefits such as maintaining a very flexible schedule, online training opportunities, bonuses, and a fast and easy application process. Find out more information at teachersoncall.com or apply online at https://www.teachersoncall.com/talent/apply-now. Questions? Contact Michael Burkhardt at michael.burkhardt@teachersoncall.com or call 800-713-4439.

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Sept. 13, 2021: 17,772 positives

Kenosha County COVID-19 vaccination status /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 17,772 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Monday. That’s 71 more than Friday. There have been 321 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. Kenosha County Public Health is reporting 88,053 negative test results (same as Friday)

Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting a positive rate of 10,510/100,000 people and a 1.8 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Friday, .1 lower than Friday.

In Kenosha County, 50.16 percent of the population has had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination and 46.81 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 — 485 cases (4 more than Friday)
  • Paddock Lake — 317 cases (adjusted down 2)
  • Salem Lakes — 1,263 cases (12 more than Friday)
  • Randall — 289 cases (2 more than Friday)
  • Twin Lakes — 485 cases (4 more than Friday)
  • Wheatland — 279 cases (1 more than Friday)
  • Paris — 119 cases (1 more than Friday)
  • Brighton — 132 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 681,624 positive tests and 3,211,566 negative tests with 7,759 deaths statewide as of Monday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there have been 68,465 positives as of Friday.

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Units responding for alarm in Brighton

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At about 8:37 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to an alarm in the 25400 block of 60th Street in Brighton.

Per dispatch: This is for an activated fire alarm.

UPDATE 8:40 p.m. — Dispatch reports to responding units that resident reports alarm was triggered by cooking. No fire. One unit will continue to confirm.

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Deaths Sept. 13, 2021: Dennis Roger Dohse, Dennis Gerou

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:

Continue reading →
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Units responding for alarm in Trevor

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At about 7:38 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding for an alarm in the 10400 block of 256th Avenue in Trevor.

Per dispatch: This is a carbon monoxide alarm.

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2021 Old Settlers Oktoberfest coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The 10th annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest took place Saturday at Old Settlers Park. After a hiatus last year, this year resumed with a warm day and a good crowd. Money raised from the event goes toward a permanent band shell.

The beer crew were busy serving all day long.
Over 100 cars participated in the car show.
Chewbacca, 4 years old, won the Dachshund Dash. He’s owned by Steven and Jaclyn Pacheco of Genoa City.
Second place went to Jax, with his owner Jeff Goller from Oak Creek.
The dogs participate in preliminary heats, in this case there were three. The winners of each faced off for the championship.
The heats don’t always go smoothly.
Chewie winning his heat.
D’Oberlanders Dance Crew
Lona Massong won the stein hoisting for the fifth time.
Terry Schackmuth, Salem Lakes, (2nd) Donnie Foster, Mukwonago, (1st), Ray Danka, Chicago, (3rd)
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Units responding for burning in Randall

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At about 8:20 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of burning in the 33600 block of Highway C in Randall.

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Units responding for fire on I-94

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At about 7:40 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Protection District units are responding to a report of a fire in the 11000 block of the northbound lanes of I-94.

Per dispatch: This is being reported as a vehicle fire.

UPDATE 7:43 p.m. — Flames extinguished, dispatch reports.

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