Posts from ‘April, 2011’

Kiwanis Jack of Spades drawing pot expected to top $1,000 this week

The Westosha Kiwanis Club Jack of Spades weekly drawing pot stands at $788. Tickets for the drawing are $1 and can be purchased at Drifters in Paddock Lake or 75th Street Inn in Salem. The proceeds from the  drawing fund Westosha Kiwanis Club community service projects . This fundraiser has a progressive pot and will […]

Bristol School students rewarded with Deal or No Deal

The Bristol BE’s committee presented their version of Deal or No Deal on Thursday in an all-school assembly. One student from each classroom was picked to participate in the game. Only students that had 0 to 1 referrals from Monday, March 28 until the assembly qualified for the opportunity to participate. The student chosen from […]

Paris School students blast off at reading assembly

Paris School students have been reading about space and related topics as this year’s all-school reading unit. Students have been reading about space and demonstrating and building on their knowledge with a wide variety of activities including moon models, constellations, decorating a hallway of the school in a floor to ceiling space motif, solar system mobiles, planet poems and even demonstrating […]

Silver Lake Board sets goals and objectives

New Silver Lake village President Jeff Albrecht invited residents to come to two meetings tonight at Village Hall. And they came. First up was a citizens advisory committee meeting starting at 6 p.m. That was followed by the regular Village Board meeting at 7 p.m. More than 50 people attended both — a much larger […]

Units responding for investigation

At 6:13 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue is responding to the 9600 block of 400th Avenue for an investigation. UPDATE 6:14 p.m. — Rescue units being told to not respond. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Positions open in Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes is looking for residents interesed in filling several open postions on various boards and commissions: A single opening on the Board of Appeals (Zoning), which meets as needed and has a three-year term. A single opening on the Board of Park Commissioners, which meets on the last Tuesday of each month and is […]

Central accepts administration retirement and resignation

The Central High School Board Tuesday accepted the retirement of one administrator and the resignation of another. Kris Allison, athletic director, was the retirement. She has been on the school’s staff in some capacity for over 20 years. According to her bio at the district website: “Allison came to Central in 1986, and taught at Bristol for 10 years before […]

Hail on the weather deck

At about 1:40 p.m., the West of the I weather deck saw some sub-pea sized hail: Expect the wet to continue through the remainder of the day and tonight, the National Weather Service says. ShareTweet0 Shares

Agri-culinary tourism subject of workshop

Thinking about the opportunities in combining local food, farms and tourism? This win-win for local farmers and businesses will be the subject of the upcoming workshop open to Kenosha County residents on Agri-Culinary Tourism scheduled for Tuesday, May 17 from 4 to 8:30 p.m. at VDB Organic Farms in Delavan. Speaker Ann Dougherty of Learn […]

Twin Lakes approves watermilfoil treatment

The Twin Lakes Village Board approved spending up to $6,000 for Eurasian watermilfoil treatment this summer on Lakes Mary and Elizabeth. Marine Biochemists of Germantown will do the work. That company has been used by the village for the same work the last few years, said David Cox, village administrator. The actual bill for the […]

Landfill and air violations at Pheasant Run resolved

A civil environmental enforcement action arising from landfill and air violations at the Pheasant Run Recycling & Disposal Facility in Paris has been filed and resolved, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced Monday. The complaint alleges that from the fall of 2008 until the end of May 2009, Waste Management failed to cover 10 […]

Snow update: 2 inches

The West of the I weather railing had two inches of wet snow this morning at about 7 a.m. It sure seemed like more when I brushed off the van and then had to shovel out the drive. ShareTweet0 Shares

Seno Woodland Center to host Woodland Rendezvous May 21-22

The Seno Woodland Education Center is hosting a Spring Woodland Rendezvous, on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sunday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A rendezvous is a living historical event where participants celebrate the lives and achievements of our ancestors. Dressed in historically authentic garb and […]

Snow lingering in the forecast this week

Just in case you think the ample snow on the ground this morning is just some fluke, there is some form of snow in the forecast for today, tonight, Tuesday, Tuesday night, Wednesday and Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service. ShareTweet0 Shares

Power out in Paddock Lake

At 11:04 p.m., power at westofthei.com headquarters is out. How about you? A quick look around shows no sign of anyone with power in neighborhood. UPDATE 11:17 p.m. — Reader via Twitter reports power still on in south Paddock Lake. UPDATE about 12:20 a.m. — Power comes back on at westofthei.com HQ in Paddock Lake. […]

Snow? Tonight!

The latest National Weather Service forecast is calling for one to three inches of snow accumulation possible tonight. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to alarm investigation

At 8:12 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is responding for an investigation of a fire alarm in the 25000 block of 87th Street. Dispatch reports no smoke or flames seen by the resident at the multi-unit building involved. UPDATE 8:21 p.m. — Based on observation of personnel on scene, Salem now responding with a single engine in […]

Egyptology program set for Community Library, Twin Lakes

Egyptology will be the subject of a program to be held Saturday, April 30 at the Community Library, Twin Lakes site, 110 S. Lake Ave., Twin Lakes. Participants will explore the mysterious world of ancient Egypt, make some Egyptian art while listening to Egyptian music and try some Egyptian foods. The program is for ages 6 to […]

Wilmot HS basketball players recognized at banquet

On Wednesday, April 6, Wilmot Union High School Head Boys Basketball Coach Terry Bruton celebrated the 2010/2011 season at the year-end banquet by presenting seniors Jay Christian and Ty Singleton with the Most Valuable Player award along with acknowledging Christian, Singleton and Travis Ketterhagen, as the graduating senior captains. Christian was also recognized for his […]

Salem United Methodist to present “The Twelve” on April 21

Salem United Methodist Church invites you to observe holy week and celebrate Easter. On Thursday, April 21 “The Twelve” will be presented at 7:30 p.m.  The program is a living recreation of Da Vinci’s painting of the Last Supper. Come and hear the disciples tell their stories. Two services will be held on Easter Sunday, […]

Lakeland Little League Golf Outing seeks sponsors, golfer

Lakeland Little League’s 14th Annual Golf Outing will take place on June 20. The outing will be at Twin Lakes Country Club. The league is always in need of golfers, hole sponsors and raffle or silent auction items. A registration form can be downloaded at the league’s website: http://www.eteamz.com/lakelandll/. You can also contact Debbie Burnett at djb825@wi.rr.com or […]

Rain turns to snow

I actually saw in the National Weather Service forecast about an hour ago a new chance of snow.  I admit I dismissed it. Bad move. It’s here now: By the way, except for tomorrow during the day, the forecast (as of 3:40 p.m.) has rain through Wednesday. High temps in the 40s. ShareTweet0 Shares

Missing Pets: Black and white fox terrier

  Lori Bourque is looking for her missing dog. Jazzy is a black and white fox terrier. She was wearing a pink and black collar when she went missing Thursday If you have any information, call Lori at (work) 605-6654 or (cell) 220-9232. UPDATE  April 18 — Jazzy is back at home. Share1Tweet1 Shares

Westosha Kiwanis Egg Hunt coverage

The Westosha Kiwanis Club held their annual Easter Egg Hunt today at Salem School. The field was a little wet, and there was a bit of a chill in the air, but that didn’t seem to deter anyone from picking up plenty of treat-stuffed eggs. The Easter Bunny was in attendance and a representative of the Kenosha County […]

Wheatland Egg Hunt coverage

The wet weather did not deter the Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary from hosting its egg hunt today. Instead of holding the hunt out on the ballfield at New Munster Park, the festivities moved to the firehouse, inside and dry. Some 1,200 eggs were stuffed with candy and other prizes for the hunt. Some eggs held a golden ticket that entitled the holder […]

Units responding to school for asthma attack

At about 11:05 a.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to Wilmot High School for a person having an asthma attack. Dispatch reports that the patient is a 12-year-old girl. She does not have an inhaler with her. ShareTweet0 Shares

Silver Lake egg hunt rescheduled

The Silver Lake Easter Egg Hunt has been rescheduled for April 23, due to the rain today. All other details remain the same as was planned for today. ShareTweet0 Shares

Wheatland egg hunt at firehouse

The Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt has moved to the firehouse due to the weather. ShareTweet0 Shares

Sheriff Department seeking info on daytime burglaries

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has issued the following statement regarding recent daytime burglaries in Western Kenosha County: Areas West of I-94 and along the southern border of Kenosha County have seen a rash of daytime burglaries. Kenosha County deputies have been dealing with multiple burglaries that have occurred in this area over the past few weeks. […]

A word from our sponsors: Downtown Lake Geneva street blocked while Reliable hoists away

If you happened to be in downtown Lake Geneva Thursday morning, you may have noticed that Main Street was blocked off for a while. It wasn’t for an accident, but for a heating/cooling unit being installed on the roof of Champs. Reliable Heating and Air Conditioning of Paddock Lake was the contractor. Reliable owner Rick […]

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