2024 Pier to Peer Food Drive collects over 200 bags of groceries and cash donations for Twin Lakes Food Pantry

This year’s Lake Mary Pier to Peer food drive collected over 200 bags of groceries and a sizable cash donation for the Twin Lakes Food Pantry.

Organizers of the drive drop off bags, on people’s piers, a few days prior to the collection date, which this year was July 5. On the collection day, organizers drive by, with boats, and collect groceries and toiletries that are then donated to the Twin Lakes Food Pantry. Those without a pier were also invited to donate.

“A heartfelt thank you to the Twin Lakes Lakes community for exceeding our food pantry goals, yet again!” said Faye Gartenberg, one of the drive’s organizers, in an email to westofthei.com. “We are filled with immense gratitude and want to extend our thanks to everyone for their dedication to our hunger relief efforts.  Collectively, we can make a huge impact on our neighbors lives.”

This year’s drive collected 235 bags of groceries and toiletries, as well as over $3,000 from community individuals, donors and neighborhood grants, as well as companies that matched a portion of the donations. 

“Thank you to the volunteers and staff for their dedication and hard work. this has made a huge impact for the Twin Lakes Food Pantry,” Gartenberg said.

This year’s drive co-chairs were Kathy Paradise and Michael Gartenberg.

Kathy Paradise and Michael Gartenberg
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2024 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: Still time to enter Fairest of the Fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

There is still time to enter the Kenosha County Fairest of the Fair contest.

The Fairest of the Fair winner selected this year will reign from January 2025 – January 2026 and will represent Kenosha County Fair at the State of Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair competition in January 2025. The Kenosha County Fair Fairest of the Fair will be given a $1,000 cash award and a Lifetime Membership to the Kenosha County Fair. Fair Royalty will be given a $500 cash award.

The Fairest of the Fair winner will serve as an ambassador of the Kenosha County Fair and represent the Fair during a year of official duties, including appearances at local events and parades.

To be a contestant you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age as of August 1, 2024.
  • Legal resident of Kenosha County, either city or rural area for at least one year.
  • Childless while competing for the Fairest of the Fair and if selected Fairest of the Fair will remain childless during the tenure

More information on duties and eligibility is available here.

Crowning will take place Saturday, Aug. 17, at 10:30 a.m., on the Creekside Stage.

The deadline to enter is Aug 1. An application is available here.

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July 18, 2024 lake test results: Swim cautions lifted for DeWitt park beach, Lake Shangri-la 220th Ct and Center Lake; caution remain in place at 5 other locations

Swim cautions have been lifted for DeWitt Park beach on Silver Lake, Lake Shangri-la 220th Ct and Center Lake and swim cautions remain in effect at five other locations after re-sampling by Kenosha County Public Health Wednesday.

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 results from Wednesday that prompted the cautions were:

  • Old Settlers County Park beach on Paddock Lake – 275 E.coli/100 mL
  • Lance Park beach on Lake Mary in Twin Lakes – 980 E.coli/100 mL
  • Paddock Hooker Lakes Association beach – 240 E.coli/100 mL
  • Paddock Hooker Lakes Association diving board (channel) – 488 E.coli/100 mL
  • Camp Lake – 365 E.coli/100 mL

The cautions will remain in effect over the weekend until resampling next week.

The results from Wednesday that caused swim cautions to be dropped were:

  • DeWitt Park beach on Silver Lake – 62 E.coli/100 mL
  • Shangri-La-220th Court – 81 E.coli/100 mL
  • Center Lake – 135 E.coli/100 mL

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A word from our sponsors: Westosha Head Start is Now Enrolling for the 2024-2025 School Year

Note: The following is a paid announcement from Westosha Head Start — DH

Westosha Head Start, located in WIlmot, is a no-cost preschool program serving eligible children ages 3 through 5, as well as their families in the Western Kenosha County area. The Head Start Program provides a comprehensive preschool education that focuses on school readiness skills in all developmental areas including social/emotional, physical, communication, and problem solving ensuring children will have all the necessary skills and abilities required for their transition into kindergarten.

“Our developmentally appropriate programming provides hands-on, play-based experiences, concentrating on the whole child. Head Start helps children get ready to succeed in school and life,” says Jennifer Geissman, Education Specialist at Westosha Head Start. High-quality learning experiences, tailored to each child’s current needs and abilities, are provided by our DPI licensed teachers, and provided with our individualized and culturally appropriate programming are nutritious meals and snacks and all school supplies. Since your child does not have to be potty trained to attend, teachers work closely with families to develop strategies to help their child become potty-trained.

Westosha Head Start goes beyond the classroom, and works alongside each family, offering medical, dental, and mental health services, as well as family-oriented events, “We welcome all families to be involved in promoting their child’s development and family well being. Parental involvement is a big part of making our programming successful,” says Ann Beam, Center Manager/Family Advocate.

Families interested in more information about Westosha Head Start program are welcome to contact Ann Beam at (262) 862-6168.

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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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July 17, 2024 lake test results: Eight locations remain under closures, cautions

All eight locations identified as having elevated E.coli levels earlier this week remain under swim closures or cautions after resampling by Kenosha County Public Health Tuesday continued to show 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.

Results from Tuesday that continued closures or cautions were:

  • Old Settlers County Park beach: 1414 E.coli/100 mL – closed.
  • Center Lake: 345 E.coli/100 mL – caution.
  • Paddock Hooker Lakes Association beach: 548 E.coli/100 mL – caution.
  • Paddock Hooker Lakes Association diving board: >2419 E.coli/100 mL – closed.
  • Shangri-La 220th: 299 E.coli/100 mL – caution
  • Lance Park on Lake Mary in Twin Lakes: 260 E.coli/100 mL – caution.
  • Camp Lake: 921 E.coli/100 mL – caution.
  • DeWitt Park beach on Silver Lake: 345 E.coli/100 mL – caution.

Above locations were scheduled to be resampled Wednesday.

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2024 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: Get ready for the fair!

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement — DH

The Kenosha County Fair is right around the corner.

The fair will take place this year from Aug. 14-18 at the fairgrounds in Wilmot adjacent to Wilmot Union High School. The theme this year is “Hay Bales & Cow Tails.” Daily admission is $12 for 12 years old and above. Ages 7 to 11 are $6 a day and children 6 and under are free. Seniors 65 and older have daily admission of $8. Active or retired military (must show ID) are $8 daily. Season tickets are: Adults (12 and over) $40 and children ages 7-11 $15.

Lifetime memberships are $325.

Racing on Saturday night requires a $15 Grandstand Fee for ages 12+; 11 and under free (with paid Fair Admission).

The fair is a truly something for everyone event with animals, art, rides, music, racing, food and more. It’s the ultimate all ages experience.

Leading up to the fair westofthei.com will publish every day a “2024 Fair Preview” highlighting some aspect of the fair. Keep coming back to learn more about what’s going to be happening at the Kenosha County Fair.

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Units responding to fire in Rock Lake

At about 9:19 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue, Wheatland Vol Fire Department and Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a fire in the 12700 block of 257th Avenue in Rock Lake.

Per dispatch: This is being reported as a fire in a wall at an electrical outlet.

UPDATE 9:24 a.m. — Fire unit on scene reports no signs of fire from exterior. Salem Lakes command on the scene cancels all response from mutual aid departments.

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Sponsored post: Growing with Bristol Summer Bash fundraiser is July 20

Note: This is a paid announcement from Growing with Bristol — DH

Join Us for the Growing with Bristol Summer Bash! 

📅 Date: Saturday, July 20th
🕔 Time: 5 PM – 8 PM
📍 Location: Lake George Lodge

Get Ready for an Evening of Fun and Prizes!

✨ RAFFLES GALORE! ✨
🎟️ Raffle Tickets on Sale: 5 PM – 6:30 PM 
🎁 Exciting Prizes:

  • 50/50 Raffle 💰
  • Raffle Baskets 🧺
  • 1/8 of a Steer Raffle 🐄
  • Pre-Sold Cash Raffle:
    • 1st Place: $1000 CASH!
    • 2nd Place: $500 CASH!
    • 3rd Place: $250 CASH!
    • (Only 500 tickets available!)

Raffle Drawings:

  • Raffle Baskets: 6:45 PM
  • 1/8 Steer: 6:50 PM
  • 50/50 Raffle: 7:00 PM
  • Pre-Sold Cash Raffle: 7:00 PM

🧠 TRIVIA TIME! 🧠

  • Free Trivia with Prizes: 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Don’t Miss Out on the Fun! Gather your friends, bring your competitive spirit, and join us for an unforgettable evening at the Lake George Lodge. Whether you’re here for the thrill of the raffles or the excitement of trivia, there’s something for everyone!

This event helps fund all our FREE family fun that we bring all year long 
– like our Easter Egg Hunt, Arbor Day Event, Outdoor Movie Nights, Trivia Nights, Trunk or Treat, Light Up the Town Holiday Light Parade and Tree Lighting, Magic Mailbox AND SO MUCH MORE! 

Visit our website at growingwithbristol.com to learn more!

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Deaths July 16, 2024: Carl T. Sattersten, Gerald K. Robinson, Julia Ann Pringle

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: Wilmot Union High School District board meeting July 17, 2024

The Wilmot Union High School District board is scheduled to meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the school library.

Agenda items include:

  • Standards-Based Grades Report
  • Retiree Health Insurance
  • Administrator Contract Amendments
  • Closed session for: Considering specific applications of probation or parole or considering strategy for crime detection or prevention. Wisconsin Statute 19.85(1)(d) — 2024-2025 Emergency Plans; Individual Employees Compensation; District Administrator Evaluation.

The full agenda is available here.

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Agenda: Randall Consolidated School District board meeting July 17, 2024

The Randall Consolidated School Board is scheduled to meet Wednesday, starting at 6 p.m..

The meeting will be held virtually due to construction at the school. The video call link is here.

Agenda items include:

  • Referendum Update
  • Annual Meeting Preview
  • Approve Student Academic Standards for 2024-2025

The full agenda is available here.

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How much rain did we get?

Man, it sure has seemed to rain a lot over the last 48 hours .

But how much is a lot?

In Paddock Lake, the village measured 3 plus inches of rain in 90 minutes overnight Monday-Tuesday and 5.4 inches of rain over the last 48 hours, said village administrator Tim Popanda

The Wisconet weather station at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol reported 3.63 inches of rain from Saturday through about 4 p.m., Tuesday.

The impact of that 5.4 inches in Paddock Lake caused a significant increase in lake level, work by staff to successfully prevent flooding of basements sewer backup and keeping the waste water treatment plant operating correctly despite a nearly 400 percent increase in flow, Popanda said.

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July 16, 2024 lake test results: Eight locations under swim caution

Eight sites in Western Kenosha County are under swim cautions after testing on Monday 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 results from Tuesday that prompted the closures are :

  • Old Settlers County Park beach on Paddock Lake – 397 E.coli/100 mL
  • Paddock Hooker Lakes Association beach – 248 E.coli/100 mL
  • Paddock Hooker Lakes Association diving board – 248 E.coli/100 mL
  • DeWitt Park beach on Silver Lake – 727 E.coli/100 mL
  • Lake Shangri La 220th Ct. – 387 E.coli/100 mL
  • Camp Lake – 727 E.coli/100 mL
  • Center Lake – 517 E.coli/100 mL
  • Lance Park on Lake Mary in Twin Lakes – 687 E.coli/100 mL

The above sites were scheduled to be resampled Tuesday.

Kenosha County Public Health test results (except where noted) from Monday were:

Salem Lakes – Silver Lake County Park beach 108 E.coli/100 mL; Silver Lake DeWitt Park 727 E.coli/100mL; Lake Shangri-la 220th Ct. 387 E.coli/100 mL; Center Lake 517 E.coli/100 mL; Camp Lake 727 E.coli/100 mL; Hooker Lake Boat Launch 41 E.coli/100 mL; Rock Lake 179 E.coli/100mL.

Paddock Lake — Old Settlers County Park beach 397 E.coli/100 mL; Hoag Park 102 E.coli/100 mL; North Shore Association 166 E.coli/100 mL; PHLA beach 248 E.coli/100mL; PHLA diving board 248 E.coli/100 mL.

Wheatland — Lilly Lake 11 E.coli/100 mL.

Twin Lakes — Lance Park on Lake Mary 687 E.coli/100mL.

Randall (reported by The District of Powers Lake ) — Powers Lake Beach 38.6 E.coli/100mL.

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A word from our sponsors: Hospice Alliance hosts the inaugural Root River Poker Run on July 20

Note: The following is a paid announcement from Hospice Alliance. — DH

Join us by land or sea as Hospice Alliance hosts the inaugural Root River Poker Run on Saturday, July 20. Walk, run, drive, kayak, canoe or dinghy to stops along the lakefront to draw your poker card and receive a stamp. Collect all seven stamps and return to the Riverside Marina Clubhouse by 4:30 pm to turn your card in to the Poker Judges. Stick around after for food, music, raffle prizes, and the award ceremony beginning at 5 pm. Prizes for 1st, and 2nd best poker hand, and a prize for the worst hand will be awarded.

Stops: Reefpoint Anchor Away Ship Store, Reefpoint Brew House, Corner House Tiki Bar, Andiamo Boat, Gaslight Party Docks, Chartroom Restaurant Docks, and Harbor Lite Yacht Club. Rules: Start at 2 pm and finish no later than 4 pm. Visit the stops in ANY order. When you arrive at the stop be ready to draw your card. Bring your stamped poker card(s) to the Riverside Marina Clubhouse by 4:30 pm. Food, music, raffle prizes, and award ceremony to begin at 5 pm.

Registration information can be found online at www.hospicealliance.org/pokerrun. Pre-registration is requested but not required. Pre-register by July 12 to receive the discounted registration fee of $25; there will be a $30 registration fee after July 12 and to register the day of the event. Day-of registration will occur from 1 – 2 pm at the Riverside Marina Clubhouse. Registration includes a poker card and an afterparty meal for one attendee. Extra poker cards
are available for $10 each. All proceeds help support Hospice Alliance’s mission to ‘add life to days’ and continue providing exceptional care and supportive services to all, regardless of ability to pay. For questions or help getting registered, call our office at 262.652.4400.

Hospice Alliance, the #1 provider of hospice care in Southeastern Wisconsin, is committed to offering compassionate physical, emotional, and spiritual care and educating our patients, those who support them, and the communities we serve. Personalized care for patients and families who are facing life-limiting illnesses is available in the patient’s or loved one’s private homes, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, and in the Hospice Alliance House located in
Kenosha. Hospice Alliance is your compassionate, community non-profit hospice, incorporated in 1981. For more information, call 262-652-4400 or visit www.hospicealliance.org.

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Tornado watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for an area that includes Kenosha County.

The watch is set to be in effect until 1 a.m., Tuesday.

The NWS says tornado watches are issued when “conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes in and close to the watch area. Their size can vary depending on the weather situation. They are usually issued for a duration of 4 to 8 hours. They normally are issued well in advance of the actual occurrence of severe weather. During the watch, people should review tornado safety rules and be prepared to move a place of safety if threatening weather approaches.”

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More thunderstorms likely Monday

More thunderstorms, maybe severe, are likely in our area Monday, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast.

The peak time for a storm is between 6 to 10 p.m., but could start sooner or linger later.

Kenosha County is in the area of higher chance for severe weather, the NWS-Sullivan office says.

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A word from our sponsors: Westosha Head Start is Now Enrolling for the 2024-2025 School Year

Note: The following is a paid announcement from Westosha Head Start — DH

Westosha Head Start, located in WIlmot, is a no-cost preschool program serving eligible children ages 3 through 5, as well as their families in the Western Kenosha County area. The Head Start Program provides a comprehensive preschool education that focuses on school readiness skills in all developmental areas including social/emotional, physical, communication, and problem solving ensuring children will have all the necessary skills and abilities required for their transition into kindergarten.

“Our developmentally appropriate programming provides hands-on, play-based experiences, concentrating on the whole child. Head Start helps children get ready to succeed in school and life,” says Jennifer Geissman, Education Specialist at Westosha Head Start. High-quality learning experiences, tailored to each child’s current needs and abilities, are provided by our DPI licensed teachers, and provided with our individualized and culturally appropriate programming are nutritious meals and snacks and all school supplies. Since your child does not have to be potty trained to attend, teachers work closely with families to develop strategies to help their child become potty-trained.

Westosha Head Start goes beyond the classroom, and works alongside each family, offering medical, dental, and mental health services, as well as family-oriented events, “We welcome all families to be involved in promoting their child’s development and family well being. Parental involvement is a big part of making our programming successful,” says Ann Beam, Center Manager/Family Advocate.

Families interested in more information about Westosha Head Start program are welcome to contact Ann Beam at (262) 862-6168.

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2024 Bristol Progress Days parade coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Bristol Progress Days held its annual parade Sunday afternoon.

It rained in the morning, but was clear and dry — but warm– by parade time.

The parade starts in central Bristol just west of Highway 45. It crosses the highway and then works its way past Village Hall and the fire station and south to Hansen Park, where the rest of the three-day festival’s activities take place.

Fire equipment from Bristol Fire and Rescue and other area departments, local government officials and candidates, marching bands and floats from organizations and businesses participated, most throwing lots of the candy that is part of the parade’s reputation.

Here is some video of the bands in the parade, the Westosha Central High School Marchinf Falcons and the The Rambler band from Kenosha:

Here are some more photos from the parade:

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Severe thunderstorm watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for an area of Wisconsin including Kenosha County.

The watch is set to be in effect until 1 a.m., Monday. Damaging winds and large hail are he primary hazards with this storm.

Says NWS: “A severe thunderstorm watch is issued by the National Weather Service when conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. A severe thunderstorm by definition is a thunderstorm that produces one inch hail or larger in diameter and/or winds equal or exceed 58 miles an hour. The size of the watch can vary depending on the weather situation. They are usually issued for a duration of 4 to 8 hours. They are normally issued well in advance of the actual occurrence of severe weather. During the watch, people should review severe thunderstorm safety rules and be prepared to move a place of safety if threatening weather approaches.”

Other counties included in the watch include Racine Walworth and Milwaukee in Wisconsin. Parts of Illinois and Indiana are also included in the watch area.

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A word from our sponsors: July 14, 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 (click links for more information):

545 Wisconsin Ave, Twin Lakes

25811 91st St, Salem

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Units responding for investigation in Lake Shangri-la

At 9:07 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding for an investigation in the 22400 block of 121st Street in Lale Shangri-la.

Per dispatch: Caller reporting smoke.

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Thunderstorm headed this way

A thunderstorm is headed toward Kenosha County, the National Weather Service says in a special weather statement.

The statement is in effect until 9:45 p.m.

Wind gusts of 40-50 mph are associated with this storm. The NWS advises sheltering inside a building if possible.

The storm is tracking from the northwest.

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Heat advisory issued

A heat advisory has been issued for an area including Wisconsin including Kenosha County.

The advisory is set to be in effect from 2 to 7 p.m., Sunday.

Heat index values up to 100 are expected, the advisory text says.

Other counties in the advisory are Rock, Milwaukee, Racine, and Walworth counties.

The NWS advises:

Take extra precautions when outside. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing. Try to limit strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Take action when you see symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

The latest, local NWS forecast calls for a high temp here on Sunday of 91, with a 40 percent chance of rain or a rain or perhaps a thunderstorm through the morning, pausing during the afternoon, and then resuming in the evening

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A word from our sponsors: July 13, 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 (click links for more information):

545 Wisconsin Ave, Twin Lakes

25811 91st St, Salem

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Margaret Gillmore is 2024 Miss Bristol

The 2024 Miss Bristol contestants (from left): Leslie Herrera, Amanda Gosuch, Margaret Gillmore and Isabella Hannaman.

Margaret Gillmore was named 2024 Miss Bristol at the Bristol Progress Days banquet Friday evening at the Parkway Chateau.

Gillmore was one of four contestants in this year’s contest, which is an annual part of the Bristol Progress Days community festival.

Gillmore is a Class of 2024 graduate of Westosha Central High School. She plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point this fall with the goal of becoming a teacher and high school wrestling coach. Gillmore was a three-sport athlete at Westosha Central and a four-year letterman, competing in cross country, track and wrestling (which she demonstrated as part of the talent portion of the program Friday). At Central, she tutored other students and was a freshman and peer mentor. Gillmore was a member of the Bristol Challenge 4-H Club, serving as president and club photographer. She also has been a volunteer for Marleigh’s Ministry and the annual live nativity at her family’s Oakvue Farm. Her parents are Matthew and Jill Gillmore.

The other contestants this year were: Leslie Herrera (first runner-up), Amanda Gosuch (second runner-up) and Isabella Hannaman (third runner-up).

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Gwen Tonyan, Gavin Goyke named 2024 Bristol Junior Outstanding Citizens

Gavin Goyke and Gwen Tonyan

Gwen Tonyan and Gavin Goyke were named the 2024 Bristol Junior Outstanding Citizens at the Progress Days banquet Friday at the Parkway Chateau.

Each year a girl and a boy are named outstanding citizens as part of the three-day Bristol Progress Days community festival.

In her introduction at the banquet, Gwen was praised for always working for good grades and being willing to help teachers, staff and other students. She is a member of the Bristol Strivers 4-H Club, where she is involved with archery, arts and crafts and Ukrainian eggs. She was awarded a gold clover award for all her community service and volunteering this past year. She also plays o a Bristol Recreation Softball team.

In his introduction at the banquet, Gavin was praised for maintaining a 3.5 GPA. He is a member of the school’s production team and robotics club. He is a member of the school band and has earned many solo and ensemble festival awards. On the production team, he spent 150 hours of support, including training new techies in pro audio, lighting and videography. He was awarded the Silver Feather, given by high school techies, and the Legacy award for exceeding 450 hours of service.

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Dennis and Linda Volling named 2024 Bristol Outstanding Citizens

Dennis and Linda Volling

Dennis and Linda Volling were named the 2024 Bristol Outstanding Citizens at the Bristol Progress Days banquet Friday night at the Parkway Chateau.

Naming of the outstanding citizens is a feature of the banquet, which kicks off the annual three-day community festival. Each year one man and one woman from Bristol are selected for the honor.

The Vollings were selected for being pillars of the Bristol community for almost 45 years, their introduction at the banquet said. Their involvement included the Bistol Fire Department, Bristol Grade School, Bristol Historical Society and Home and Community Education.

The couple are currently members of Daybreak Church, where they are active with Bible study, youth group and serving younger families.

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July 12 lake test results: Lance Park swim caution lifted; Old Settlers County Park swim caution in effect for the weekend

A swim caution at Lance Park on Lake Mary in Twin Lakes has been lifted and a swim caution at Old Settlers County Park on Paddock Lake will remain in place for the weekend after resampling by Kenosha County Public Health Thursday.

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 Thursday result that allowed the lifting of the caution at Lance Park was 187 E.coli/100 mL.

The Thursday result that kept the caution in place at Old Settlers County Park was 261 E.coli/100 mL.

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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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