Posts from ‘October, 2009’

Salem girls take Comet invitational hoops tournament title

Michelle Shramek reports that the Salem School A team girls won the Comet invitational tournament, Saturday at Riverview School The Falcons defeated Wheatland, Randall and Bristol to take first place. Team members are: Larkin Langston Danielle Tesar Megan Jehlicka Katie Skora Destiny Johnson Ashley Jehlicka Emily Green Haley Sporel Hailey Jester Kallie Shramek Briana Schoenke Kim […]

Central wins conference tournament

Frequent westofthei.com contributor David Thoss filed the following report: Central Falcons mens volleyball team captured their first SEC Conference title today in Burlington. The Falcons entered the tournament as the number 1 seed after an impressive conference record of 7-1, giving them a co-title with Franklin and Racine Horlick. After sweeping both Muskego and Racine […]

Paddock Lake pet parade coverage

Paddock Lake’s annual pet parade took place this morning. Organizer and village Trustee Karen Harris said the turnout was the best she remembered, despite there being a decided chill in the air. Above is some video of the parade, which worked its way from Hoag Park to Village Hall. A few prizes for biggest, smallest […]

Residents line up early for H1N1 vaccine

If you drove by the County Center at Highway 50 this morning, saw the overflowing parking lot and long line and wondered what they were giving away the answer was flu prevention. People started lining up as early as 5:30 a.m. to be ready for the county’s first H1N1 vaccination clinic, according to those near the head […]

Rural landowners conference to be held in Bristol

The Second Annual Southeast Wisconsin Rural Landowner Conference, scheduled for Saturday Nov. 7, will offer opportunities for rural landowners and small farmers as well as individuals who are considering a farm enterprise. The program will include Vicki Elkin of Gathering Waters Conservancy, with an overview on farmland preservation. After the keynote speaker, participants will be able […]

Bristol hosts incorporation info session

Representatives of the Bristol town government gave an update on incorporation and answered questions on the process at a meeting Thursday night at Town Hall. After the meeting, Chairman Richard Gossling said he felt the questions and concerns raised by the about 40 people in attendance were similar to what had been expressed at earlier meetings. But this session did […]

Tree blocking lane of Highway 50 in Paddock Lake

A tree that fell over is reportedly blocking a westbound lane of Highway 50 at 236th Avenue in Paddock Lake at 10:21 p.m. UPDATE 10:29 p.m.: Deputy at the scene reports that the tree appears to have been struck by a hit and run vehicle. Another deputy is searching for the vehicle, which should have […]

Bristol incorporation meeting coverage

We were at the Bristol incorporation informational meeting Thursday night. We shot a lot of video, which we are processing, so if you are looking for coverage check back Friday morning. Post up now. ShareTweet0 Shares

Crash shuts down interstate

A crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 94 in Kenosha County is causing deputies to shut down traffic while the scene is being cleared at 9:55 p.m. UPDATE 10:03 p.m.: Crash appears to be in the area of Highway C. UPDATE 10:20 p.m.: The lanes are clear and the ramps and southbound lanes are […]

Wilmot tops Central in football

Western Kenosha County’s football rivalry for this year was settled Wednesday night at Wilmot’s Frank Bucci Field. The game was tight at 9 to 3 Wilmot going into the fourth quarter. But Wilmot got going in the final period rolling up 17 points. The final score was 26 to 3, Wilmot. Here are some more […]

Rainy weather with us for a few days

It looks like the National Weather Service thinks the rainy weather we’re having will be with us for a few days: ShareTweet0 Shares

Murder suspects in court

Preliminary hearings for the four men charged in the murder of a Brighton resident got under way Wednesday. The hearings were continued until Nov. 12. Charged with first-degree intentional homicide and other crimes in the shooting death of  Robin Leydel of Brighton are: John M. Navigato, 50, of Bristol. Brian D. Suchecki, 37, of Twin Lakes. Richard J. Beeter, […]

Salem to seek lower speeds on Highway AH

Monitoring of motorists’ speed along a stretch of Highway AH has prompted Salem officials to petition the county to lower speed limits there. The Town Board voted this week to seek the lower limit with the county through a letter. The county did some monitoring of speeds on the highway after resident Vince Cherry spoke at the […]

Wheatland FD to host pancake breakfast Sunday

The Town of Wheatland Volunteer Fire Department will host a pancake breakfast Sunday, Oct 25 from 7 a.m. to noon. The event will take place at the Wheatland Fire Station, 34011 Geneva Road, New Munster. Donations are accepted at the door. Besides the breakfast, there will be raffles and a silent auction. ShareTweet0 Shares

Paddock Lake bingo this Friday

Paddock Lake will host bingo Friday evening at Village Hall. Children and adults are invited. Bingo will be played from 5 to 7 p.m. Refreshments are served. For more information call 843-2713. ShareTweet0 Shares

Paddock Lake to seek to buy houses with chronic flooding

View Larger Map Paddock Lake will aim to buy four flood-plagued homes in the village through a federal grant program. The program is the same one the county has used to buy homes along the Fox River, said building inspector Tim Popanda, who believes the Paddock Lake case is the first time it has been […]

Are you being bugged?

Are you being bugged? You might be, because it’s Asian lady beetles and boxelder bugs time. Here are some fact sheets about each of these relatively harmless, but pesky, insects — including how to stop them from bugging you. Asian lady beetles info. Boxelder info. ShareTweet0 Shares

H1N1 flu shots available in county

The Kenosha County Division of Health Services will be giving H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine shots at a series of clinics this month and in November. The first clinic is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th St. Bristol. The vaccine is free of charge. The complete schedule of […]

Kerkman meets with area dentists

State Reps. Samantha Kerkman and Robin Vos recently attended a legislative dinner and forum with the Racine and Kenosha Dental Societies. The purpose of the forum was to discuss dental care access in Wisconsin and exchange ideas aimed at improving access. “Overall, the event went very well and it gave Rep.Vos and me a chance […]

Westosha Kiwanis installs new officers

The Westosha Kiwanis Club has installed officers for the new Kiwanis year. The are: Rick Zawacki, president. Steve “Syd” Bluemel, vice president. Vicki Robbert, secretary/treasurer. Jason Kron, immediate past president. The officers were installed by Division 1 Lt. Gov. Ron Soellner. The Westosha Kiwanis Club is a community service organization. Some of its projects have included the […]

Salem resident urges Central board to go nowhere on roundabout

Chris Skrzynecki of Salem had a message for the Central School Board when it comes to the construction of a roundabout intersection at the school’s new entrance/exit to Highway 83. Don’t do it. And he is willing to help you fight back. The school district, since last month, has appeared to be resigned to building […]

Central levy passes annual meeting by narrow margin

Last year’s Central High School annual meeting lasted about 7 minutes, according to the minutes of the meeting. This year a modest crowd of residents who showed up to ask the board to do a better job in controlling spending pushed this year’s meeting on Tuesday night to well over an hour. When electors voted on the […]

Trevor Wilmot levy benefits from consolidation aid increase

An unexpected increase in the amount of consolidation aid the Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated School District will recieve this school year allowed the district to dodge the double digit tax levy increases most area districts are enacting this year. District electors approved a levy of $2,523,688 by a vote of 6 to 1 Tuseday night at the district’s annual […]

Eastern Star to host breakfast buffet in Bristol

Bristol Chapter #164 Order of the Eastern Star, is holding a breakfast buffet on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to noon at Washburn Masonic Lodge, 8102 199th Ave. Bristol. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Buffet includes scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits and gravy, hash browns  and pancakes. ShareTweet0 Shares

Bristol to host incorporation info meeting

Bristol residents will be able to get an update on the effort to incorporate part of the town as a village at a meeting Thursday evening. The town’s attorney will give an update on the process so far, explain the upcoming referendum and take questions, said Amy Klemko, town clerk. The meeting will begin at […]

Salem may consider library board make-up again

The Salem Town Board is not done with considering the make-up of the Community Library Board. Chairman Linda Valentine said she will put the issue on the November meeting agenda for consideration. Meanwhile, the board heard from town attorney Richard Scholze that state statutes do require that if a new agreement is written for the library, it […]

Voters approve Salem Grade School levy increase

A Salem School District resident with a home valued at $200,000 can expect to see a $134 increase in school taxes this fall as residents have approved a 2009-10 budget that includes a tax levy hike of 9.1 percent. About 33 district residents approved the $5,546,540.52 levy at the district’s annual meeting Monday night. Tempers […]

Petitions filed calling for stops on 256th Avenue

A resident presented to the Salem Town Board a petition asking that three-way stops be established on 256th Avenue at 100th and 93rd streets. Jennifer Donat, speaking during citizens comments, contended motorists regularly exceed the posted speed limit of 35 mph. Donat lives on the road and circulated the petition among her neighbors. “It’s a […]

Salem to create program to to help homeowners with sanitary sewer backups

The Salem Town Board has approved the creation of a program that could help owners effected  by sanitary sewer backups during severe weather. The grant reimbursement program would help homeowners install valves between their sewer lateral and their toilet to check back flow of sewage into their homes, explained Chairman Linda Valentine. The program would […]

Central annual meeting Tuesday

The Central High School District of Westosha will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, Oct.. 20, at 7 p.m. at the school. The annual meeting is unique for Wisconsin school districts. At these meetings, residents hear a presentation on the school’s budget for the school year and then get a chance to vote on the tax […]

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