Posts from ‘August, 2010’

High school football seasons begins Friday for local teams

High school football gets started this week. Both West of the I teams have set their rosters and will see their first game action this Friday. Wilmot Wilmot will meet Catholic Central at Wilmot’s Bucci Field, starting at 7 p.m. The school’s website says there’s free stuff involved for some fans, thanks to the cheerleading squad. Here’s the Wilmot roster. Central While the […]

Bristol School introduces new behavior management system at open house

Bristol School administration and staff introduced the three “Bristol B’s” to the  school community at an open house today that was different than those of recent years. The B’s — as in “be safe, be respectful, be responsible” — are part of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, the new behavior management system the school will begin using this year, explained principal […]

Rescue responding to Lance Park for injured skier

At 6:36 p.m., Twin Lakes Rescue and village police are responding to report of an injured water skier at Lance Park. Dispatch reports that the injured skier was part of the Aquanuts Show. UPDATE 6:42 p.m. — Richmond Rescue being dispatched to stand by to assist in pain management for the patient. UPDATE 6:51 p.m. […]

Services are Thursday for firefighter killed in crash

Services for Firefigher/EMT-Paramedic Eric Norden will be Thursday, Aug. 26, at Holy Cross Church-West (former Holy Name Catholic Church) Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to noon, with fire department personnel walk through at noon and service at 1 p.m., said Salem Fire/Rescue Chief David “Mike” Slover. The church is located at the northwest corner of Highway […]

Units responding to single-vehicle crash on State Line Road, Bristol

At 10:30 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the report of a single-vehicle crash on State Line Road, east of Highway 45, Bristol. The vehicle is in a ditch, dispatch reported. UPDATE 10:35 a.m. — Driver reports via dispatch that car crossed center line and entered ditch. Driver is out […]

Wheatland Fire Department lines up help for construction zone

Town of Wheatland Fire Department officials have arranged automatic mutual response from two other departments for the northwest corner of the town in anticipation of the possibility of traffic snafus due to the intersection work at Highways 50 and P. The construction has not been a problem yet, fire Chief Allan Kaddatz told the Town Board Monday, but he […]

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

Paris receives proposed nuisances agreement from dragaway

Paris has receive a proposed agreement to address nuisances at the Great Lakes Dragaway from the race track’s attorney. The agreement is the result of months of talks between lawyers representing the town and the drag strip, town attorney John Knuteson said at Tuesday night’s Town Board meeting. Residents have complained about noise and light coming from the dragaway. […]

Paris Town Board asked to consider referendum on appointed clerk/treasurer

Some citizens asked for — and the Town Board seemed willing to consider — a referendum to move the town clerk/treasurer from an elected position to an appointed one. The town has been struggling with the position since Linda Terry resigned in February to take a job with another municipality. Beth Frederick was appointed to fill the job, and the Town Board expressed […]

Deputies responding to crash on Highway C

At 5:43 p.m., deputies are responding to a report of a two-vehicle crash in the 27500 block of Highway C, Salem. Dispatch reports no injuries. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to report of crash with injuries in lot

At 5:23 p.m., Silver Lake Fire and Rescue are responding to a report of a two-vehicle crash with injuries in the parking lot of a business in the 500 block of North Cogswell Drive, Silver Lake. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Best of the fair Education Building announced

Each year, several Western Kenosha County schools particpate in the county fair’s Education Building display. Here are the winners of this year’s Best of the Best of the work displayed last week. Back row in above photo from left: Katelyn Plunka – 7th Grade Reserve Champion – Trevor Taylor Bengle – 8th Grade Champion – Providence DiAngelo […]

Open house on Salem incorporation exploration referendum this Thursday

The first of two informational open houses for Salem residents regarding the upcoming referendum on whether the town should explore incorporation as a village will be held this Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Salem Town Hall,  9814 Antioch Road. The non-binding referendum question on the Partisan Primary ballot, Sept. 14 will read as follows: Shall the Town Board of Salem begin […]

Lake County Coroner says firefighter who died in crash had blood alcohol level over limit

The Daily Herald’s website is reporting that Lake County Coroner Dr. Richard Keller said Eric Norden’s blood-alcohol level at the time of his fatal crash on Saturday was .21 percent, over the legal threshold of .08 percent. Norden, 30, died in a single vehicle crash at about 4 a.m. Saturday morning just south of the […]

Units responding to rollover on Highway K

At 10:57 a.m., deputies and Bristol Fire and Rescue are responding to a report of a rollover crash on Highway K at 60th Place right at the Bristol, Salem and Brighton, Paris border. The crash reportedly involves one vehicle. The driver is out of the vehicle and is bleeding from the neck. The roadway is not […]

Paris to hear update on drag strip tonight

An update on progress in negotiations between the town of Paris and Great Lakes Dragaway over noise and other issues is on the agenda of tonight’s Town Board meeting. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m., at the Public Safety Building, 16607 Burlington Road (Highway 142). ShareTweet0 Shares

Highway 50 traffic to be detoured through New Munster today

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced a detour on eastbound Highway 50 in Wheatland is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., today, Aug. 24 and last until 6 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25. The detour begins east of Highway P, at 384th Avenue. It will take traffic along Geneva Road (Old Highway 50). The road […]

Wheatland shopping for new squad car

The Wheatland Town Board on Monday gave Constable Bob Haas permission to shop for a new squad car. Haas will get prices from three area Dodge dealers for a police package Dodge Charger, the same make and model he currently dries. That way. most equipment should be able to be transferred from one vehicle to the other, Haas said. […]

Kenosha County Fair rabbit show results

The rabbit show at the 2010 Kenosha County Fair was held Friday. Click here to see the the list of top champions. ShareTweet0 Shares

Additional Merit Awards announced

A ceremony recognizing all Merit Award winners at the 2010 Kenosha County Fair  was held on Sunday at 6 p.m., outside the exhibit buildings. Click here to see the last batch of Merit Award winners. Other Merit Award results are available here, here and here. ShareTweet0 Shares

Bristol School revamps open house

Bristol School will be taking a different approach to welcoming families this school year. On Wednesday, Aug.  25, Bristol students and parents are invited to attend an open house, which will become an annual event. Different from past years, families will be welcomed by staff members in the gym. Information on the new behavior management system will be presented […]

Kenosha County Fair Small Animal Auction video

The Kenosha County Fair Small Animal Auction was held this afternoon. The auction gives junior fair exhibitors a chance tot sell their poultry and rabbits shown at the fair this year. Here is some video of the auction to give you a feel for the event: ShareTweet0 Shares

Kenosha County Fair Demolition Derby video

A traditional Sunday feature of the Kenosha County Fair is demolition derby. This year, there was a derby at 1 p.m. and an even larger variety of cars crashing around starting at 5 p.m. A fair police officer was heard to say on the scanner that the standing room only crowd for the 5 p.m. derby was the largest they could remember in several […]

Daily Quack: Sunday at the Kenosha County Fair

Here is Sunday’s schedule for the Kenosha County Fair: 4-H Horse Fun Show, 8 a.m. Herdsmanship Awards, 1 p.m. 4-H Poultry and Rabbit Sale, 1:30 p.m. 4-H Merit Awards, 6 p.m. Class of ’62 A Tribute to Buddy Holly, Creek Side Stage,  2 to 4 p.m. Demo Derby, 1 and 5 p.m. ShareTweet0 Shares

Salem firefighter/paramedic who died in car crash this morning honored at fair

Eric Norden, a firefighter/paramedic with Salem Fire/Rescue and member of other area departments died in a car crash early Friday morning. Just hours later, friends, colleagues and family members were remembering Norden in two ceremonies at the Kenosha County Fair. Here is some video of the moment of silence in Norden’s honor at the pie auction: […]

Kenosha County Fair Large Animal Auction video

The Large Animal Auction took place this afternoon at the Kenosha County Fair. The auction is the big pay-off for a year or more of work by youngsters who raised and then showed their steers, pigs and sheep at the fair. This is where their efforts are rewarded with cash. One change this year for those bidding […]

Kenosha County Fair garden tractor pull video

The garden tractor pull took place early Saturday at the Kenosha County Fair. The event included various classes in which children and adults both competed. Here’s a video sampling of the action: ShareTweet0 Shares

Kenosha County Fair Junior Fair Poultry results

The Junior Fair Poultry Show was held at the Kenosha County Fair on Thursday. Here are the top champions from the show: Best Goose – Joe Brown Best Turkey – Ben Griffith Best Duck – Jake Weis Best Standard Chicken – Michelle Knapp Best Bantam – Michelle Knapp Best of Show – Joe Brown Reserve best of […]

A word about our sponsors: Lakeland Septic Service receives Livestock Auction Buyer Award

At westofthei.com, we are proud of our sponsors. Periodically, we will be telling you a little more about them. Lakeland Septic Service, a westofthei.com sponsor, is one of the two 2010 recipients of the Kenosha County Fair Livestock Auction Buyer Award. Congratulations to Dan and Marie Weis and family on this honor. ShareTweet0 Shares

New 4-H Dairy Award goes to Emma Calzavara

The above video shows the presentation of a new dairy award to Emma Calzavara by instructor Jacob Street. This year’s Kenosha County Fair featured a new award sponsored by Jacob Street. For the past four years, Street said he has been working with youngsters in the Dairy Project here on finishing and clipping their dairy cattle. The […]

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