Posts from ‘December, 2011’

Units responding for possible chimney fire

At 9:29 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is responding for a report of a possible chimney fire in the 23900 block of Highway 50 (75th Street), Paddock Lake. UPDATE 9:37 p.m. — Fire personnel on scene and investigating. UPDATE 9:46 p.m. Some fire units returning to quarters.   ShareTweet0 Shares

Trustees as election inspectors debated in Paddock Lake

Whether it is appropriate for elected village trustees to also serve as election inspectors was debated by the Paddock Lake Village Board Wednesday night. The typically routine approval of a list of election inspectors for next year was the occasion for the discussion. That list included the names of Trustees Karen Harris and Chris Bucko. The list is submitted by the village clerk. Before the […]

Snow shoveling ordinance modified in Paddock Lake to allow more time for clean-up

Those with sidewalks in front of their homes or businesses in Paddock Lake will have a little more time to shovel snow from those walks under changes to the village ordinance approved Wednesday night. Under the new rules, residential properties with a sidewalk in front or adjacent will need to have their sidewalks cleared no later than midnight of […]

Lakewood and Randall students get a chance to Shop With a Hero

Members of the Twin Lakes Police Department and Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue took 30 children — 15 from Lakewood School and 15 from Randall School — to Walmart in Lake Geneva for a $150 Christmas spending spree as part of the annual “Shop with a Hero” program on Saturday, Dec. 17. The children who participated […]

Units responding for report of structure fire

At 8:42 a.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a possible structure fire at Highways K and 75. Report was phoned in by a passer-by, dispatch says. Deputy reports to dispatch that it may be smoke from a burn barrel. UPDATE 8:49 p.m. — Fire […]

Thick fog this morning

If you’re heading out this morning, be prepared for some thick fog. At 5:30 a.m. in Paddock Lake, it’s difficult to see across the street, the fog is so heavy. If it persists, some extra caution while driving — and standing on bus stops — is in order. UPDATE 7:46 a.m. — Karen has been out driving for about […]

Paris joins Bristol in retaining access rights on Highway 45 feeders

The Paris Town Board joined the Bristol Village Board in voting to retain rights to determine access points for roads that intersect with Highway 45. Paris’ action came at a re-scheduled Town Board meeting Tuesday night. The state had asked Paris and Bristol to grant the state authority to control access on locally controlled roads […]

The Sharing Center moving to old Trevor Fire Station

The Sharing Center will be moving to new quarters in the old Trevor Fire Station, Kimberly Swanson, president of the center’s Board of Directors announced today. The center was recently approached about locating in the fire station after a representative of the fraternal firefighters organization that owns the building saw a post on westofthei.com about the center’s current landlord, […]

Central boys basketball loses to Watertown

Central hosted the Watertown Goslings in a non-conference boys basketball battle Monday night. The Falcons started off very slow and never recovered, going down 7-0 before getting a basket on a 3 point bomb by Dalton Sjong. The first half ended at 14-6 Central on two 3 pointers from Sjong. The second quarter with lackluster play […]

Twin Lakes Village Board gives nod to residential commercial building downtown — again

A local developer is again going to try to receive tax credits to build a mixed use senior housing/commercial building in downtown Twin Lakes. The effort by Bear Development received the blessing of the Twin Lakes Village Board Monday night. The development is essentially the same concept as was presented earlier this year, when Bear Development first applied to receive the state tax credits, […]

Town of Wheatland FD responding to crash scene in Racine County

At about 10:10 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department is being dispatched as mutual aid to a crash in Racine County near the county line on Highway P. Wheatland is being instructed to bring equipment for freeing people trapped in vehicles. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for report of fluid spill

At 8:13 p.m., Salem Fire/rescue is responding to a report of a fluids spill at Highways 50 and 83/75 (Brass Ball Corners) , Paddock Lake. The spill is reportedly due to a crash with no injuries at the intersection. UPDATE 8:17 p.m. — There also is a traffic signal down for westbound traffic on Highway 50. View Larger […]

West of the I businesses wish you happy holidays — Part 2

Here is the second installment of West of the I video holiday greetings from Western Kenosha County businesses. Featured this week are Paddock Lake Subway, Paddock State Farm, Skinner’s Service Inc. of Twin Lakes, Reliable Heating & Air Conditioning of Paddock Lake, Kmiec & Noonan of Salem. There are more video holiday greetings here. Check them out! […]

Units responding to report of garage fire

At 10:21 a.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a garage fire in the 8900 block of 269th Avenue, Salem. Dispatch reports that a neighbor is reporting the fire and says the detached garage is fully engulfed. UPDATE 10:27 a.m. — Personnel arriving on scene […]

Santa in Silver Lake American Legion Hall coverage

Santa made his annual visit Saturday to Silver Lake at the American Legion Hall on Cogswell Drive. The Silver Lake American Legion and Auxiliary hosted the visit. Santa arrived in grand style aboard a Silver Lake Fire Department truck. The youngsters who attended had a chance to chat one-on-one with Santa and received a gift. Here are […]

Santa at Paddock Lake Village Hall coverage

Santa visited Paddock Lake Village Hall today. His visit was sponsored by the village government. Santa arrived riding on a Salem Fire/Rescue truck, which made its way through the village first to announce his arrival. Young people had a chance to visit with Santa and also get a bag of goodies. There were cookies and drinks to […]

Snow sneaks in

It snowed last night, if you haven’t noticed already. We got about .5 inch in Paddock Lake on the West of the I weather railing as of about 8 a.m. All signs of snow falling are supposed to end by 11 a.m. There’s a 20 percent chance of more snow Monday and Tuesday, but this snow may […]

Units responding for report of vehicle fire

At 8:30 p.m., sheriff’s deputies and Salem Fire/rescue are responding to a report of a vehicle fire in the block of Highway 50 (75th Street), Paddock Lake. UPDATE 8:31 p.m. — Deputy reports vehicle is in left turn lane to go north on 236th Avenue. Smoke may be from a hose failure. No fire. View […]

Units responding for report of crash

At about 6:57 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a  report of a crash with injuries at 256th Avenue and Highway SA (103rd Street), Salem. Dispatch says one vehicle may be on its side in the ditch, but that’s not clear. UPDATE 7:07 p.m. — Personnel on scene reports minor injuries. View Larger […]

Units responding to report of crash on Highway 142

At about 4:48 p.m., sheriff’s deputies and fire and rescue personnel are responding to a report of a crash on Highway 142. Dispatch reports that extent of injuries are unknown. I don’t know the location yet, but Salem Fire/Rescue is responding so it likely is in Brighton. UPDATE 5 p.m. — Crash scene is actually in Racine […]

Paris Town Board to meet Tuesday

The Paris Town Board will meet this Tuesday, at 7 p.m., at Town Hall on Highway 142. The board’s regular meeting date is the fourth Tuesday. With the upcoming holidays, that meeting has likely been moved to this date, though I could not confirm that today with town Clerk/Treasurer Beverly McCumber. The agenda can be viewed here. […]

Salem School Staff play girls basketball team

The Salem Booster Club girls basketball team played a team of female school staffers in a Teacher Appreciation Game on Friday, Dec. 9, at Salem Grade School. Staff won the game 32 to 27. Here are some photos contributed by the Booster Club: ShareTweet0 Shares

Bristol updates assortment of ordinances

The Bristol Village Board this week added or  updated a number of ordinances — and thanks to one trustee especially — in the process had  some discussion of the proper role of local government in regulating behavior. On the agenda was consideration of ordinances on: Unregistered motor vehicle prohibited on streets. Graffiti. Possession or Use of Intoxicating Substances or Intoxicating Substance Paraphernalia: Posession of Injection Implement. Updating ordinances to […]

Bristol School students to host open house with music for seniors

The fifth and sixth grade students of Bristol School are holding a Holiday Open House for Senior Citizens, Grandma’s and Grandpa’s on Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. for their Holiday Concert Dress Rehearsal. A cookie and coffee reception will immediately follow the rehearsal. ShareTweet0 Shares

Pringle to host candlelight night hike

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol, will be having a Candlelight Night Hike & Winter Solstice Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 22, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bring the family out to celebrate the Winter Solstice as you learn about the solstice and burn a Yule log. Participants will also go out for a hike […]

Silver Lake Police Officers Assoc. conducting toy drive

The Village of Silver Lake Police Officers’ Association is conducting a Holiday Toy Drive through Dec. 17. New, unwrapped toys, games and stuffed animals needed to brighten the lives of local children between the ages of newborn to 14 years old this Holiday Season. If you would like to open your heart and share the […]

Compassion & Justice Christmas Store has session this weekend

The Compassion & Justice Team of First Christian Church is hosting its second annual Compassion & Justice Christmas Store, an alternative Christmas gift shop. The store has two remaining sessions : Saturday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Christmas Store is located in […]

Units responding for crash on I-94

At 9:08 a.m., Paris Fire and Rescue, sheriff’s deputies and state troopers are responding to a report of a crash on I-94, southbound lanes, in about the 1000 block, Paris. At least one car appears to have struck the median. Another car on the shoulder may also have been involved, dispatch reports. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Wilmot UMC to present “Everyone Loves Joseph” on Dec. 18

Wilmot United Methodist Church will host its annual Christmas Drama at 9 a.m. on Sunday,  Dec. 18. Afterwards there will be a fellowship. The drama is is titled “Everybody Loves Joseph,” and is based on the television show “Everybody Loves Raymond.” It was written by Keith Hewitt and directed by Rachel Hewitt. The cast are are […]

WisDOT holds meeting in Bristol on Highway 45 access control project

Officials representing the Wisconsin Department of Transportation briefed citizens and answered questions about an ongoing project to control access points on Highway 45 through Bristol and Paris. The public informational meeting was held at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol. In a presentation, which was not planned for the evening, Jon Schwichtenberg representing the project, said […]

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