Posts from ‘June, 2010’

Beavers and muskrats topic of Pringle talk this Saturday

Pringle Nature Center , 9800 160th Ave. (Highway MB), Bristol will be holding a Saturday Night Campfire Talk: Beavers and Muskrats on Saturday, June 26, at 5:30 p.m. Grab your lawn chair or blanket as participants gather around the campfire to talk about some of nature’s misunderstood creatures. In case of inclement weather, the talk […]

First Silver Lake Concert in the park this Sunday

The 14th season of Silver Lake’s Concerts in the Park will kick off this Sunday, June 27 at 5 p.m. at Schmalfeldt Park. Invited back by many requests from previous concert-goers is the highly acclaimed Pat Crawford Big Band. This 18-member band, directed by Pat Crawford, is well-known in area music circles. They offer a variety of big band […]

Golf Tip of the Week: “Up and Down to save par”

Welcome to our new golf tips feature, sponsored by Twin Lakes Country Club. This week’s tip is offered by Chad Cantwell, pro at Twin Lakes Country Club, two-time Kenosha County Open champion and holder of  the all-time low scoring average record at University of Wisconsin-Parkside: Helpful tips on chipping it close Right-Handed Terminology Ball Position – Center […]

Severe thunderstrom warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Kenosha County until 10:45 p.m. ShareTweet0 Shares

Traffic signals flashing at Highway 50 and B

At 9:52 p.m., if you’re heading out despite the bad weather, be aware that a deputy has reported to dispatch that the traffic signals at Highway 50 and Highway B are flashing red. ShareTweet0 Shares

Twin Lakes to build temporary road for downtown access

Drivers in Twin Lakes will have a new way to get around the Main Street re-construction project. The Village Board approved the building of a temporary road that will link the west end of Main Street to the municipal parking lot to the east. The road will cross the properties  of chiropractor Mark Dull and […]

Tornado Watch in effect until 11 p.m.

A Tornado Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for a number of Wisconsin counties including Kenosha County until 11 p.m. UPDATE 10:58 p.m. — NWS letting Tornado Watch expire at 11 p.m. ShareTweet0 Shares

Boss turns himself in to Wood County Sheriff’s Department

The man at the center of a six-hour man hunt last Tuesday has turned himself in. Today at about 3:30 p.m. Howard Boss turned himself in to the Wood County Sheriff’s Department, said Sgt. Gil Benn, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Upon satisfaction of Wood County cases, Boss will be transported back to Kenosha County […]

Crash at Highway 50 and Highway 83, Wheatland

At 5:15 p.m., Twin Lakes Rescue is responding to the report of a crash at Highways 50 and 83 in Wheatland for a multi-vehicle crash with injuries. ShareTweet0 Shares

Backyard campout planned for Pringle

Pringle Nature Center , 9800 160th Ave. (Highway MB), Bristol will be holding a Leave No Child Inside: NWF Great American Backyard Campout on Saturday, June 26 to 27, 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. Pitch your tent at Pringle Nature Center as we provide a memorable experience of what it’s like to sleep out under […]

Western Kenosha County Transit launches new website

Western Kenosha County Transit recently launched a new website. At the site, you can find information about fares and schedules, links, what’s new with the service and more. You can also access the transit service’s new newsletter there as well. ShareTweet0 Shares

Still time to register for Wilmot Future Panthers summer football camp

Wilmot Football “Future Panther” Skills Camp will take place Monday, June 28 through  Thursday, July 1. The cost of $35 includes a T-shirt and a season ticket for all Panther Football home games (with paid adult). For families with more than one player registering cost is $25 per player (make check payable to Wilmot Union High […]

Job’s Daughters Bethel 79 installs new officers

Job’s Daughters Bethel 79 installed new officers during an open ceremony at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at Washburn Masonic Temple, 8102 199th Ave., Bristol. Allyssa Ingram, daughter of Ed and Barb Ingram of Paddock Lake, was installed as Honored Queen and will lead the Bethel for the next six months. Also installed were Sarah […]

HCE and Kenosha County 4-H to sponsor Community Sewing Day

Community Sewing Days will be sponsored by the Kenosha County Association for Home & Community Education and Kenosha County 4-H in July. The Community Service project is open to sewers of all skill levels. Lap blankets, waker bags and adult bibs will be made and then distributed throughout the community. The sewing days will be July 12 […]

Eagle Scout candidate and Troop 328 helpers clean up Runyard Park

Jacob Herreid and Salem’s Boy Scout Troop 328 spent three  hours Saturday cleaning up brush at Runyard’s Park, located on Rock Lake Road in Trevor. This was the first phase of Herreid’s Boy Scout Eagle Project to help the park become handicap accessible. The morning began with Jacob delegating jobs to his fellow Scouts to […]

Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast coverage

If it’s the Saturday before Father’s Day then it’s Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast day. This year’s event was held at Crane Dairy in Brighton on Saturday. Typical attendance is over 2,000 for the annual event. Those attending were able to enjoy a great breakfast and get a glimpse of a working dairy farm. Here are some more photos from the event, courtesy of […]

Salem 4K registration exceeds expectations

Salem School has 88 students registered for its first year of 4-year-old kindergarten, district officials said this week. “It surprised us,” School Board President Shane Gerber aid while talking with reporters after this week’s School Board meeting. “We’re very pleased.” The program was approved by the board in March to start with the 2010-11 school year. It will be held in classrooms […]

More thunderstorms moving through

The National Weather Service is saying another round of thunderstorms is possible tonight. You can check out the radar yourself here. UPDATE 8:30 p.m. — McHenry County, just south of the state line for western Western Kenosha County, is under a sever thunderstorm warning. Twin Lakes police reporting many lightning flashes in the direction of Genoa City. UPDATE 9:30 p.m. — […]

Southport Bank to host Shredding Day

If you have personal documents that you don’t want to just throw in the trash you should check out Southport Bank’s Community Shred Day. Southport Bank’s Paddock Lake location,  23604 75th St., will host the shred day from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday June 19. There is no charge for the service. Only paper will be […]

Severe thunderstorm warning issued by National Weather Service

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for all of Kenosha County until 5 p.m. UPDATE  4:03 p.m. — Reports of multiple trees down, in Twin Lakes and Salem. Storm producing winds up to 50 mph according to National Weather Service. UPDATE 4:04 p.m. — Heavy rain and wind over Paddock Lake now. Radar link. UPDATE 4:07 p.m. — Salem Fire/Rescue responding […]

Teen pedestrian dies after being struck by car on Highway N

At 9:13 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units are responding to the report of a crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian in the 17100 block of Highway N. Someone on the scene is performing CPR. UPDATE 9:21 p.m. — Traffic being closed on Highway N at Highway D to the west and 169th Avenue to the east. Rescue on scene and […]

Twin Lakes and Randall Honored by Flight for Life

Flight for Life of McHenry honored the Twin Lakes Fire Department and Rescue Squad for its actions in responding to a call on January 13, 2009 involving three Wilmot High School girls. Instead of a tragic outcome, the multi-jurisdictional emergency response effort was recognized as the Scene Call of the Year for a combination department. […]

Residents get chance to ask questions about Bristol annexation referendum

About 75 people attended a public information meeting Thursday about the upcoming Bristol annexation referendum to have their question about the issue answered. The town’s attorney, William White, gave a recap of how the annexation process evolved so far resulting in the northwest corner of the town being incorporated as a village last December and […]

Wilmot loses 1-0 to Homestead

The Wilmot High School softball team lost to Homestead in the first round of the state tournament 1-0 in a squeaker in Madison this morning. The game was scoreless until the fourth inning. You can watch a recording of the game here. There is a reception scheduled for the team on Monday, June 21 at 5:30 p.m. in […]

Paddock Lake 50th anniversary celebration details emerge

The Village Board and staff were sporting their 50th anniversary t-shirts at Wednesday’s meeting. The shirts are on sale at Village Hall. Proceeds go toward paying for the 50th anniversary celebration July 4. More details about Paddock Lake’s 50th anniversary celebration, to be held on July 4, emerged at Wednesday’s Village Board meeting. Trustee Karen […]

Wilmot softball plays first game at state today

The Wilmot softball team will open its state tournament play today at 9 a.m. versus Homestead at Goodman Diamond, Madison. See more info at the school’s website about the game. We will also post the results as soon as we can find it out. Here’s some video of the girls being sent off by fans and parents at […]

Paddock Lake to give Central HS more time for tennis restrooms and path

The Paddock Lake Village Board approved a Plan Commission recommendation that will in effect give Central High School three years to complete the construction of a restroom facility and six-foot wide path along Highway 83 west of the school’s athletic facilities there. The school had asked for the extension. Building inspector Tim Popanda said discussion at the Plan Commission level was […]

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 to be added to the list, please drop us a line at westofthei@yahoo.com. Include your address, days, hours etc. We’ll even add a map to your info. ShareTweet0 Shares

Warrant issued for Boss’ arrest on three charges; deputies following leads

Efforts to capture Howard Boss, who police say was armed and fled a traffic stop on Highway 50 in Salem Tuesday leading to a six-hour active man hunt, continue. This afternoon, a warrant for his arrest on three charges was signed by Circuit Court Judge Anthony G. Milisauskas. The perimeter that the Sheriff’s Department had been maintaining around the […]

Send off for Wilmot softball team today at 4:30 p.m.

A send-off for the Wilmot softball team before they head of to the state tournament will take place today at 4:30p.m. on the northeast corner of the high school building. Bus leaves at 5 p.m. Also, there will be a reception for the girls on Monday, June 21 at 5:30 p.m. here in the commons. […]

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