Posts from ‘January, 2012’

Fog through mid morning

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement that says to expect areas of fog through mid morning in Western Kenosha County. The fog is expected to begin to break up after 9 a.m., with the arrival of increased wind and warmer temps. High today is forecast for 36. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for report of kitchen fire

At 3:52 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department, Randall Fire Department, Town of  Wheatland Fire Department and Richmond Fire Department as well as Twin Lakes Police are responding to a report of a possible fire in a kitchen of a residence in the 200 block of Christie Court, Twin Lakes. UPDATE 3:58 p.m. — Police officer reports that […]

Units responding for report of fire in basement

At 2:38 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue, Bristol Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in a home in the 22300 block of 83rd Street, Salem. Dispatch reports that caller says fire is in the basement. UPDATE 2:43 p.m. — First personnel on scene reports no signs of fire from […]

Salem School District launches streaming radio station

Salem School District recently launched a streaming radio station to highlight the events within the district. The station features music and artists ranging from the 60s to today. Nestled within the music is information related to the school. While most of the music comes from popular artists, listeners shouldn’t be surprised if they hear a […]

Kenosha County Youth In Governance seeking nominations

Kenosha County Youth In Governance, a youth empowerment program that offers area teens the chance to directly participate in local government and community service, is seeking nominations for outstanding and motivated young people for the 2012 -2013 year. The requirements to participate in Youth in Governance are: Youth must currently be a high school student […]

Central freshman boys basketball team defeats Burlington

The Central High School boys basketball team hosted Burlington in a conference gameTuesday. The Falcons won 54-48. Here are some more photos by Phil Gilbert: ShareTweet0 Shares

Rezoning and conditional use permit for new Nissan dealership approved by Bristol Planning Commission

A rezoning and conditional use permit that is the start of a process to bring a Nissan car dealership to a location along West Frontage Road in Bristol received the approval of the village Planning Commission Tuesday. The commission unanimously approved the request of Bob Rohrman Nissan for a rezoning from agricultural to business zoning on the […]

Open house set for North Mill Creek-Dutch Gap Canal Watershed Plan

An open house for the North Mill Creek-Dutch Gap Canal Watershed Plan will be held from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Lake Villa Library, 1001 E Grand Ave, Lake Villa. This will be the last informational meeting prior to close of the public review period for the watershed plan on Feb. […]

Bristol to create tree fund

Bristol will be creating a public trees budget fund. But in approving the action Monday night, Village Board members wanted to stress the fund will not entail any new taxes, but rather be a reallocation of funds already being spent under other village budget line items. For example, tree trimming now done under the public works budget will now be assigned […]

Lake Shangri-la ice fishing derby is Jan. 28-29

The “biggest little ice fishing derby in the world” will be held on Lake Shangri-la on Saturday, Jan. 28 and Sunday, Jan. 29. The Community Center is located at 22112 121st St.. The fishing is from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  Saturday and Sunday Breakfast will be served. Lunch / Dinner will be catered. Hour door and […]

A word from our sponsors: HuHot Mongolian Grill to host Special Olympics fundraiser Jan. 25

HuHot Mongolian Grill, 7214 Green Bay Road, Kenosha, is raising some cold cash with a hot fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Southeastern Region. On Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 5 to 8 p.m., local Special Olympics athletes and volunteers will become “Helping Hands” that will cook up a little fun and funds at HuHot Mongolian […]

Units responding for report of rollover in Bristol

At 2:38 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 14000 block of Highway C, Bristol. Dispatch reports that a single vehicle is involved, an SUV rolled over on its side. Driver is out of vehicle. UPDATE 2:48 p.m. — Tow truck being called to […]

Warmer temps to bring rain

The National Weather Service says we’re in for more precipiation today and tonight — but not snow. Warmer temperatures (high of 37 today) may bring freezing drizzle and freezing fog this afternoon. That will be followed by rain (80 percent chance) — a quarter to a half inch. The temperature should stay warm Monday, with a high of […]

Extension services to host equine education program in Bristol

A full day Equine Educational program organized and sponsored by Illinois and Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Services for horse owners will be offered on Saturday, Feb. 11  in Bristol. This program will focus on horse nutrition. Examples of some of the session topics include general horse nutrition, managing manure, feeding vitamins and minerals to horses, managing […]

A word from our sponsors: Wilmot Riverside chili tops contest

Wilmot Riverside topped the best tasting chili contest at the St. Alphonsus School Chili Cook-Off on Jan. 14, Greg Pahl, owner of the Wilmot Riverside reports. All proceeds from the fundraiser benefited charity. Note: Wilmot Riverside is a westofthei.com sponsor. ShareTweet0 Shares

Central JV cheerleaders place second in Sheboygan

Central High School JV cheerleaders competed at the Junior Varsity and Middle School Championship at Sheboygan South High School today. Out of 10 teams, Central  placed second. You can see them next at any home basketball game or their next competition on Feb. 4 at Brookfield. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to report of crash in Bristol

At 5:53 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 45 and C, Bristol. UPDATE 5:56 p.m. — Dispatch reports two vehicles involved. Vehicles are blocking traffic. UPDATE 5:57 p.m. — Deputy advises dispatch that every one is conscious and breathing. One person complaining of chest pain. UPDATE 6 […]

Snowmobile trails open

Snowmobile trails in Kenosha County are open. The latest update on the county snowmobile alliance hotline (10:20 p.m., 1/20) said Friday’s snow made conditions acceptable for use of the trails. The recorded statement asked those using the trails to stay on the trails, obey rules and respect landowners. The number for the hotline is 671-4944. Share2Tweet2 Shares

Salem B team takes fifth place in Bristol Shootout

The Salem Booster Club B-team boys basketball team placed fifth in the Bristol Shootout last weekend. The tournament was hosted by Bristol School. Pictured above are coaches and team members: (Back Row) Asst. Coach Jakob Barthel, Joey Gilliland, Sam Sekany, CJ McManaman, Nick Penge, Jeremy Lightsey, Coach Brandon Jester, (front row) Tyler Stone, Michael Williams, Gavin […]

Snow update: Low end of forecast

Our measurements at West of the I headquarters in Paddock Lake showed a total of about 3 inches of snow on the ground for this snowfall as of about 8 p.m. That was on the low end of the forecast for snow accumulation put out by the National Weather Service. The Winter Weather Advisory for Kenosha County is set […]

County encouraging winter activities at parks

With some snow finally falling here, your thoughts may be beginning to turn to outdoor winter fun. Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser is encouraging people to embrace the winter by participating in the outdoor activities available through the Kenosha County Park System — which includes several Western Kenosha County locations. “We’re pleased to be opening the lighted cross country ski […]

Snow’s here

Snow is falling in Paddock Lake as of about 10:40 a.m. Looks fine and not grabbing hold much yet on pavement. UPDATE 12:45 p.m. — About .25 inch of accumulation over the last two hours on the West of the I Weather Railing. UPDATE 2:36 p.m. — An additional .5 inch since last measuring. .75 total for this event so far. […]

Units responding to crash in Wilmot

At 10:41 a.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways C and W in Wilmot. UPDATE 10:50 a.m. — Flatbed tow truck being called to scene for one vehicle View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Weather update: Little more snow on ground expected

The latest info (as of 3:54 a.m.) from the National Weather Service now has a possible accumulation of snow for today and tonight at 3 to 6 inches. “Near the Illinois border” is where they are saying the heaviest snow will fall. Winter weather advisory in effect from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. ShareTweet0 Shares

Workshop to focus on Farmers Markets

If you are a farmer selling at local farmers’ markets or are a market manager interested in helping your vendors and farmers’ market to be successful, the Farmers’ Market Workshop scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4 is just for you. The Farmers’ Market Workshop, which is open to Kenosha County residents, will provide farmers’ market vendors and managers […]

Central High School to host freshman orientation

Central High School will hold an Eighth Grade Orientation Night on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 6 to 8:40 p.m. Administrators and guidance counselors will begin the evening by presenting general information and explaining required course placements. Parents and students will then have an opportunity to hear additional presentations regarding various elective courses. Students will also […]

Winter storm watch removed

The National Weather Service has canceled a winter storm watch for Friday and replaced it with a winter storm advisory. The new snow accumulation forecast for this Friday is now 2 to 4 inches. ShareTweet0 Shares

Missing Pet: Black Shar pei

Have you seen a black Shar pei that may have been lost. This pet was last seen in the area of 243rd Avenue and 64th Street, Paddock Lake. The dog is estimated to weigh about 50 pounds. Anyone with information about the dog is asked to call Safe Harbor at 262-694-4047. UPDATE  1/20 — Dog found, but unfortunately […]

Winter storm watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for an area of Wisconsin that includes Western Kenosha County. The watch will be in effect from Friday morning through Friday evening. Snowfall is expected to begin in mid-morning and continue into evening. Accumulation: 5 to 7 inches. Wind will be 10 mph. ShareTweet0 Shares

Sheriff’s Department to offer Citizen’s Academy

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department will again offer the Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy is a 9-week program designed to give participants a first hand look at the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department operations and allow them the opportunity to experience law enforcement from a deputy sheriff’s standpoint. Participants will ride along […]

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