Posts from ‘November, 2010’

Kids will make crafty snowmen in library program

Snowman Craft is a program for children that will be held at two of the Community Library branches in December. Participants will make a snowman of their very own without getting cold and wet. They also will enjoy seasonal stories to welcome in the winter season. The program, for children ages 2 to 5, will be from 10:30 […]

Twin Lakes to stay in Community Library

A move to have Twin Lakes withdraw from the multi-municipality Community Library to start its own village library was tabled Monday. That move came after the board put forward a proposed amendment to the agreement that governs the library. That provision would have expenses and revenues tracked on a per branch basis, including a proper proration of joint revenues and expenses. […]

Kenosha County units are responding to aid Union Grove

Fire and rescue units from Kenosha County are responding to Union Grove as mutual aid due to severe weather damage in the area of Highways 45 and 11. Departments included are Somers, Pleasant Prairie, Bristol and Kenosha. UPDATE 5:01 p.m. — Kenosha County dispatch reports that most roads into and out of Union Grove are […]

I-94 being shut down at Highway KR due to weather

Kenosha County Joint Services dispatch reports that I-94 is being shut down at Highway KR due to the weather. ShareTweet0 Shares

Tornado warning issued for northern Kenosha County

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for northern Kenosha County. It is in effect until 4:30 p.m. Warning sirens did sound in the Paddock Lake area. A confirmed tornado was spotted in McHenry County near Richmond. There also may have been a tornado in northern Kenosha County Joint Services Dispatch reported. Students were held […]

Units responding to crash on Highway 142

At about 3:35 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies were responding to a report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 142, just east of Highway 45, in Paris. One of the vehicles is a semi truck, dispatch reports. Traffic is being blocked from entering Highway 142. ShareTweet0 Shares

Tornado watch until 6 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for 11 counties including Kenosha County until 6 p.m. Text of the watch is available here. UPDATE 3:06 p.m. — Tornado warning has been issued for northwest McHenry County, Illinois. UPDATE 3:28 p.m. — Tornado warning issued for southern Walworth County until 3:45 p.m. Also, Lakewood […]

Units responding to report of rollover crash

At 2:08 p.m., units from Salem Fire/Rescue, Wilmot Station, are responding to a report of a rollover crash in th 8200 block of Fox River Road (Highway W), Salem. Dispatch reports that the vehicle involved is a pick-up truck that came to rest on its roof. The driver is reported out of the vehicle and walking around. […]

Units responding to investigation of possible gas leak

At 7:43 a.m., Paris Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a phone report of a smell of natural gas in the 4700 block of Highway MB (152nd Avenue), Paris. UPDATE 7:56 a.m. — Deputy on scene reports more of a swampy rotten egg smell than natural gas smell. He sees nothing obvious that would cause a gas […]

Units responding to alarm at Trevor Grade School

At 7:34 a.m., sheriff’s deputies and Salem Fire/Rescue are responding to a fire alarm at Trevor Grade School. General fire alarm came in through alarm company, dispatch reports. UPDATE 7:43 a.m. — First fire unit on scene reports nothing showing. UPDATE 7:45 a.m. — Fire unit clearing and returning to station. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to crash on Highway 83, Salem

At 7:11 a.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash on Highway 83 in front of the Salem Fire/Rescue Salem station. Injuries unknown. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Bristol to be honored for water protection efforts

A new state program is honoring Bristol Monday as the first Kenosha County municipality to receive its recognition for exemplary water protection efforts. The program, Water Star, honors cities, villages, towns and counties that have taken important steps to protect surface water and groundwater, such as strengthening stormwater controls, ensuring water quality, protecting habitats and […]

Grand Geneva chefs mentoring Wilmot High School students

Grand Geneva Resort’s Executive Sous Chef Mike Sawin other chefs from the Grand Geneva have been volunteering their time to help mentor Wilmot High School Culinary students. A recent lesson from Sawin was deboning chickens. The students travel to the Grand Geneva one night per week to receive mentoring that will help them prepare for […]

Cold Turkey disc golf tournament Nov. 20 at Silver Lake Park

The Fifth Annual Cold Turkey disc golf tournament will take place next weekend at the Grey Fox Course in Silver Lake County Park. Format for the Professional Disc Golf Association Sanctioned C-Tier tournament will be 2 Rounds of 18 – Singles Play The tournament will take place Saturday, Nov. 27 with check-in from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Full registration details […]

Twin Lakes-Randall Community Library to host Wii bowling tournament

A Grandparent/Grandchild Wii Bowling Tournament will take place at the Community Library, Twin Lakes-Randall branch, in December. Participants will be able to take on other families in a friendly, intergenerational bowling competition. The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4 at 110 S. Lake Avenue, Twin Lakes, All ages are […]

Westosha SHARE raises money for The Sharing Center

Westosha SHARE Food hosted a fund raiser to help The Sharing Center feed area seniors for the holidays. The craft fair and bake sale ran from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the Westosha Senior Center, 19200 93rd St., Bristol. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to fire in Paddock Lake

At about 4:15 p.m., units from Salem Fire/Rescue, Salem and Wilmot stations, are responding to a report of a chimney fire in the 24500 block of 70th Street, Paddock Lake. UPDATE 4:34 p.m. — Units staging on 248th Avenue. UPDATE 4:36 p.m. — Command at scene reports to fire base that fire is “pretty well […]

Crash just east of the I on Highway 50

At 2:30 p.m., if you’re heading out to the area of I-94 and Highway 50, you might prepare for snarled traffic. There’s a rollover crash just east of the I. ShareTweet0 Shares

Snow for Thanksgiving?

Here’s the National Weather Service’s early outlook for Thanksgiving weather. 50 percent chance of snow Wednesday night, low around 24. Thanksgiving day: 30 percent chance of snow, high 29. Maybe the forecast will change! ShareTweet0 Shares

The Sharing Center distributes Thanksgiving meals

The Sharing Center held its annual distribution of Thanksgiving meals to families that need a hand today at Holy Cross Church, Wilmot. From 6 to 10 a.m. those donating meals brought in their donations. Then from11 a.m. until 2 p.m. families picked up their holiday meals. The center runs a similar program for Christmas. Donors can sign-up for that program through Dec. 3. […]

Paris YES hears “no” from Town Board on agenda request

A request to be put on the Town Board agenda from the Paris YES Committee was rejected by town Chairman Virgil Gentz for last Tuesday’s meeting. A request from the group to be able to discuss the town supporting the school’s open enrollment marketing efforts next month doesn’t seem any more likely to be approved. […]

Sheriff presents awards for exceptional service

Sheriff David Beth presented awards today to deputies and community members who have demonstrated exceptional service to the mission of the department. Deputy Tim Hackbarth was recognized for his part in arresting two fugitives from Illinois in a incident in April in Bristol: Deputy Keith Fonk was recognized for the same call as Hackbarth (Sheriff Beth shares different details however): Alan […]

Wilmot High School district administrator retiring

Wilmot High School district administrator William Heitman will retire after the current school year, the district has announced. Heitman came to Wilmot in 2003. He made the following statement to westofthei.com about his time at the district: Wilmot’s employment has been a rewarding experience, working with the staff and community to enhance the educational opportunities […]

Units responding to crash with injuries near Central HS

At 4:51 p.m., units from Salem Fire/Rescue are responding to a report of a crash with injuries in the 24600 block of Highway 50, Paddock Lake. The crash is in the eastbound lanes. Right-hand lane is open. One person may have a head injury. One vehicle is leaking fluids. Involved is a Suburban and a Dodge. UPDATE 5:28 p.m. — Salem […]

Units responding to report of car on fire

At 3:58 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units from the Trevor and Wilmot stations are responding to a report of a car on fire in the 10800 block of 255th Ave. UPDATE 4:01 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports to dispatch that fire is out, but water is still being sprayed on car. Fire department en route. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Salem School students stack-up for world record

Salem School students participate Thursday in a quest to set  a world record as part of the World Sport Stacking Association’s 2010 Stack-Up. The WSSA is attempting to set a Guinness World Record for sport stacking, a competitive activity in which participants stack up and down cups in various pyramids in prescribed patterns at lightning speed. For the event, […]

The Sharing Center to offer prescription co-pay vouchers

Through a grant from the United Way, the ELCA Urban Outreach Center of Kenosha and The Sharing Center of Paddock Lake are partnering to offer prescription co-pay vouchers to residents of Western Kenosha County. On the third Tuesday of each month, representatives will be available at the Sharing Center at 7001 236th Ave., Paddock Lake, […]

Pringle to host Girl Scout Earth & Sky badge event Nov. 20

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave. (Highway MB), Bristol will be holding a Brownies Girl Scout Earth & Sky Badge program on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Brownies can come out to Bristol Woods to see what makes the sky above our heads and the earth below our feet unique as well […]

Paddock Lake Village Board names interim administrator

The Paddock Lake Village Board has named building inspector Tim Popanda as interim village administrator. The action took place after an executive session during last night’s Village Board meeting. Village President Marlene Goodson said the move is necessary because village administrator John Berg is not able to fulfill his duties currently. Citing privacy regulations, she […]

Southern Lakes All Conference teams named

The Southern Lakes All Conference teams for fall sports season 2010 have been named. Check out all of those Central and Wilmot names here. ShareTweet0 Shares

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