Posts from ‘September, 2009’

Panther backers to prowl on Oct. 3

The Paris School Organization will host the fourth annual “Paris Panther Prowl” walk-a-thon fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 3,  from noon until 5 p.m. The “prowl” is a fundraiser that features Paris School’s students, staff, and parents walking laps in exchange for pledged donations. In addition, the walk-a-thon has become a community event featuring a DJ, […]

Ryan speaks about health care on MSNBC

If you’re still wondering what West of the I’s congressman, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, is thinking on the health care issue (that’s assuming you haven’t attended a town hall meeting or read the mail he’s sent you or seen one of his other TV appearances) he laid it out for the nation on MNBC’s Morning Joe show today. Here’s […]

Subway to benefit The Sharing Center

The Subway Restaurant 24406 75th St., Paddock Lake, will be collecting items for the Sharing Center and giving customers a free cookie or six-inch sub in return for their generosity. Customers who bring in a canned good will receive a cookie. Those who bring in laundry soap or shampoo will receive a six-inch sub. This offer […]

Crash at Highways 50 and W

At 7:27 a.m., emergency crews are responding to the report of an car crash with injuries at Highways W and 50, Wheatland. UPDATE 7:31 a.m.: Crash scene in median, no serious injuries, a responder at the scene reports. Two vehicles involved. One vehicle with rear end damage the other with front end damage. UPDATE 7:57 […]

Wilmot School Board Annual Meeting

Residents of the Wilmot High School District on Tuesday night approved a 2009-10 budget that school officials say reflects a tax levy of $10,848,560 or total tax rate of $4.5083 per $1000 of assessed value and up 27 cents more than last year’s rate. The tax rate amounts to $901.66 for owners of a $200,000 […]

Wheatland Center to form committee to examine student transportation concerns

The Wheatland Center School Board will form a special committee to examine concerns that have arisen for some parents over how students are dropped off and picked up from school this year. How students come and go to the school was changed this year. The district’s seven buses used to drop off students along the […]

Twin Lakes restructures police department

A restructuring of the Police Department designed to improve supervision of officers and flatten the organization was approved unanimously by the Twin Lakes Village Board Monday night. The department’s four sergeant positions and one part-time lieutenant will be eliminated. Three full-time lieutenant positions will replace the sergeants as everyday supervisors, but unlike the sergeants, the lieutenants will not be in the union representing the […]

State approves Bristol incorporation petition

The state has approved Bristol’s petition to incorporate part of the town as a village, the town announced today. The town issued the following statement: On September 17, 2009, the Wisconsin Department of Administration approved the Town of Bristol’s petition to incorporate the Northwest portion of the Town as a Village and sent its results […]

Lakeland softball forming tournament team

Lakeland Little League is now offering a girls tournament/travel team. To be eligible, players must be playing in the regular Lakeland season. All Lakeland players are invited to try out for this team, especially if they are interested in playing at another level. This is not a full travel team. The team is only expecting […]

Roll over crash in Twin Lakes

At 8:09 a.m., Twin Lakes police and emergency crews are responding to a roll-over vehicle crash at 11600 334th Ave. No word yet on injuries. UPDATE 8:11 a.m.: One person out of the vehicle, laying along side. UPDATE 8:14 a.m.: Scene on county side of road. Sheriff’s deputies already responding. UPDATE 8:15 a.m.: Driver responsive, […]

Twin Lakes says formally: “Leave library board as is”

Salem town Chairman Linda Valentine asked for it and she got it. The Twin Lakes Village Board passed a resolution Monday night endorsing keeping the make-up of the Community Library Board as is as far as the number of representatives from each municipality. The composition of the board has become controversial after it was discovered […]

A word about our sponsors: Fisher Investment Group donates $2,100 from outing to Salem Boosters

At westofthei.com, we are proud of our sponsors. Periodically, we will be telling you a little more about them. Fisher Investment Group held a golf outing fundraiser at Bristol Oaks Country Club, Bristol, for the benefit of the Salem Booster Club Friday, Sept. 18. With good participation and healthy sponsorship, Fisher Investment Group was able […]

Bills will have to be bigger to go before Paddock Lake board for prior approval

The Paddock Lake Village Board has raised the threshold at which expenditures will need approval from the board’s Finance Committee. In the past, any expenditure above $100 had to go before the board committee. That longstanding standard has not kept up with current costs, said Janet Cushing, deputy clerk/treasurer at Wednesday’s Village Board meeting. The […]

Central cross country collects food for needy

Note: Karen Gorsline shared the following report and photos: Central High School’s cross country teams held a food drive on Sunday, Sept. 13, at Lakeside SuperValu in Paddock Lake . The drive was held to help The Sharing Center in Paddock Lake . The 81-member team collected 1,515 pounds of food and $500 in monetary […]

Emergency personnel responding to crash in Twin Lakes

At 7:51 p.m., Twin Lakes police, fire and rescue personnel are responding to a crash at East Lakeshore Drive and Richmond Road Park Drive. How many vehicles are involved or whether there are injuries is not known. UPDATE 7:56 p.m.: Crash may involve a hit and run, scanner transmissions say. Injuries still unknown. UPDATE 7:59 […]

Central boys win silver bracket at Wauwatosa East

Note: David Thoss shared this report and photos: Central High School’s boys volleyball team placed second in pool play at Wauwatosa East, and then went on to win the Silver Bracket Saturday. ShareTweet0 Shares

Central cross country results, photos

Note: Jim Gorsline shared the following report and photos: Central High School cross country competed at the Franklin Invite on Sept. 18. The boys varsity finished fourth out of eight teams. For the varsity boys, medal winners were awarded to the top 15 out of 66 runners. Top finishers for Central were: 5th place, Bradley […]

Twin Lakes Fire Department celebrates 80th anniversary

The Twin Lakes Fire Department celebrated its 80th anniversary with a fish fry/boil at the station Saturday evening. Here are some photos from the event: There was music too. Phil Calkins’ performance got some people up and dancing: ShareTweet0 Shares

Livestock sellers show appreciation for fair auction buyers

Those who buy and animal at the Kenosha County Fair get the benefit of a good meal — or many meals — for the money they put out. But another perk is the buyer appreciation dinner, held each September in the Commercial Building at the fairgrounds. Here are some photos from this year’s event, which […]

Christ Lutheran to begin hosting monthly bingo

Christ Lutheran Church 24929 75th St. (Highway 50), Paddock Lake, plans to host bingo on the second Thursday of each month, beginning on Oct. 8. The doors will open at 5 p.m. with play starting at 6 p.m. Concessions will be available on site; please no outside food/beverages. For more information, call 843-2631. ShareTweet0 Shares

Pringle to host service, muskrat and photography events this weekend

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol, will be hosting three events this weekend. A Day of Service with Chicago Wilderness on Saturday, Sept. 26 from  9 a.m. to noon. The Chicago Wilderness Corporate Council will hold a Day of Service on National Public Lands Day to encourage thousands of volunteers to participate in restoration […]

Coverage of buyers dinner, TLFD anniversary coming

Saturday was a busy one for events. Besides the Silver Lake business expo, westofthei.com also was at the Buyers Appreciation Dinner at the fairgrounds and the Twin Lakes Fire Department 80th anniversary celebration. We will have video and photos posted Sunday morning from both . Check back! UPDATE: Buyers dinner coverage here and TLFD anniversary […]

Silver Lake Business Expo coverage

The Greater Sliver Lake Area Chamber of Comemrce hosted its second annual business expo at Riverview School, Silver Lake, Saturday. Those who attended – depending on when they were there — were able to mingle with 20 businesses, hear state legislators, enjoy some music and participate in a scavenger hunt. Here are some photos from […]

Salem FD responding to check out fire in Paddock Lake

The Salem Fire Department, at 7:40 p.m., is responding to a report of a fire in a backyard in the 6400 block of 238th Avenue, Paddock Lake. The person who reported the fire said it might be a bonfire, but wanted it checked out. They were looking at the fire from across Paddock Lake. UPDATE […]

Central defeats Elkhorn 24-7

Central defeated Elkhorn in football 24 to 7 Friday night in Elkhorn. The Falcons rushed for 248 yards and passed for another 66. Elkhorn rushed for only 18 yards, but gained 120 through the air. The leading Falcon rusher for the night was Danny Neighbors with 77 yards. Austin Damaschke and Jared Zirbel added 60 […]

Drag racing leads to crash, argument

At 10:52 p.m., emergency and police personnel are responding to the scene of a reported two-car crash at 39314 Bloomfield Road, Randall. Scanner transmissions say reports are that the two vehicles involved were drag racing and at least one may have left the road and ended up in a ditch. Injuries unknown. UPDATE 10:54 p.m. […]

Salem UMC youth talent show postponed

The talent show featuring the youth group from Salem United Methodist Church scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19 has been postponed. Check westofthei.com for the new date. ShareTweet0 Shares

Students announce theme for Central High School homecoming

The new football stadium won’t be ready for the game, but plans for homecoming at Central High School are still moving along. Here students Caroline Price and Howard Witkus give a report to the School Board: ShareTweet0 Shares

Detour route set for Silver Lake railroad crossing work

Starting Monday, it will be a little harder to get around Silver Lake on Cogswell Drive — but just for a few days. The Canadian National Railroad crossing at Cogswell will be repaired by the railroad starting Monday. The crossing will need to be closed and traffic will be rerouted around to the Park Street […]

Concert in the Park closes season with Jazz Wave

Jazz Wave will close out this season of Concerts in the Park Sunday in Silver Lake. The concert begins at 5 p.m. in Schmalfeldt Park. Jazz Wave, led by Jeff Lang, will be making its 10th appearance in the series, said village Trustee Ann Augustin, who organizes the concerts. “They were the original performers when […]

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