Posts from ‘March, 2012’

Westosha Kiwanis Egg Hunt is March 31

The Westosha-Salem Kiwanis Club will host its Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31, at noon sharp. Line-up starts at 11:45 a.m. The event is open to all children ages 2 to 10 west of I-94 in Kenosha County. It will be held at Salem Grade School, Highways AH and 83. There will be three age brackets: […]

Bristol fire chief asks Village Board to consider full-time EMTs

Bristol Fire Chief Peter Parker asked the Bristol Village Board on Monday to consider authorizing the hiring of full-time EMT/I99s to better staff medical calls. The only current full-time employee of the department is Parker. Department staffing for medical calls specify a EMT/I99 respond. That staffing is now addressed with paid on call personnel, some of who […]

Randall School Board candidates forum coverage

The four candidates vying for two seats on the Randall School Board on April 3 gave their opinions at a forum organized by school staff Monday evening. Each candidate was able to give a short introduction. Then each answered questions from a panel of staff, with the candidates rotating the order in which they answered. About 30 people […]

Fire damages Bristol home

An malfunctioning electric blanket was the cause of a fire that damaged a Lake George neighborhood home in Bristol Monday. The raised ranch house is located in the 19500 block of 101st St., Bristol. The call was received by the Bristol Fire Department at about 7:07 a.m. Besides Bristol, units from the Antioch, Pleasant Prairie and Newport […]

Happy 75th birthday Twin Lakes

westofthei.com would like to wish a slightly belated birthday to the village of Twin Lakes. The village was officially incorporated on March 25, 1937. So far, there is no official celebration of the anniversary planned, village President Howard Skinner said at last week’s Village Board meeting. However, he said he has talked with representatives of the Twin Lakes Area […]

Easter buffet today at Local Folks to benefit The Sharing Center

A Easter dinner buffet and raffle fundraiser for The Sharing Center will be held at Local Folks Restaurant on today, March 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to The Sharing Center, a relief agency serving Western Kenosha County residents. The buffet will include ham and baked chicken, with all the […]

Five Stateline Wildcats place at state tournament in Madison

Twelve youth wrestlers from the Stateline Wildcats Wrestling Club competed at the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation Folkstyle State Tournament in Madison, on March 23-24. Five Wildcats wrestlers made it to the finals to become State Placers, they are: Corrina Olsen – 5th Place. Qwade Gehring – 5th Place. Rebekah Valach – 5th Place. Trevor Nindl – […]

Twin Lakes responding to fire alarm

Twin Lakes Fire department responding to fire alarm at 1213 West Main Street. ShareTweet0 Shares

Twin Lakes’ Allied Plastics among those utilizing KABA funding

KABA’s Revolving Loan Fund program just completed a blockbuster year, granting over $5.3 million in funding to local businesses in 2011 including Allied Plastics, located in Twin Lakes. The program makes low-interest loans available to businesses throughout Kenosha County, stimulating business growth and expansion and encouraging private investment and economic development. It was the second-best […]

Structure Fire Salem

2:35 pm: Salem Fire and rescue called for structure fire  at 27620 115th St., just off of Highway C south of Camp Lake ShareTweet0 Shares

Boating safety course to be offered by Silver Lake Water Patrol and DNR

A boater’s safety course sponsored by the Silver Lake Water Patrol and the Wisconsin DNR will be held April 14 and 15 at Silver Lake Village Hall,  113 S First St., Silver Lake. The class will teach you the basics of boating and boating laws and regulations so that you have a safe and fun boating season. Wisconsin boating safety certification or […]

Possible Electrical fire Silver Lake

6:10 p.m Silver Lake Fire and Rescue dispatched to 1135 S First Street for possible electrical fire. Report electrical burning odor reported near or in the vicinity.   6:22 p.m update-Location of electrical odor was Silver Lake Police Department. No signs of fire, all units requested to stand down ShareTweet0 Shares

Playing chicken with trains a dangerous trend in Silver Lake

Silver Lake Police Chief Dan Kingsley told the Village Board Wednesday that he and his officers are seeing more instances of children playing on the village’s railroad tracks. One such activity is playing chicken with oncoming trains, Kingsley said. “It seems to be kind of a trend,”  Kingsley said Officers have been stopping such activity when […]

Bristol School to host fish fry

Bristol School District is hosting a community fish fry on March 30, from 4 to 7:30 p.m., in the school cafeteria, 20121 83rd St., Bristol. Proceeds from the event will benefit the band and school technology. Fish Fry tickets may be purchased at Bristol School between the hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays. Advance tickets are: $6 for […]

Kenosha County Emergency Management to offer free Tornado Spotter’s Class

Kenosha County Emergency Management will be sponsoring a combination Free Basic/ Advanced Tornado Spotter’s Class on Wednesday, April 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Bristol Village Hall, 19801 83rd St., Bristol. Though the class is free, people need to register with Kenosha County Emergency Management at 262-605-7900 with your name, phone number (in case […]

Motor Vehicle Accident.

7:55 pm Salem Rescue responding to a single car vs tree motor vehicle accident with possible entrapment. First responders unable to open doors of vehicle. The accident occurred along Highway X, south of Highway 142 in Kansasville. Unknown number of occupants in vehicle. ShareTweet0 Shares

Power outages reported; Salem School staying in session, Central HS releasing early

At about 10:35 a.m., we are getting reports of power outages in the central part of the West of the I area. We  Energies outage information is showing outages in Paddock Lake, the Hooker Lake area, along Highway 50 to Highway B and in Silver Lake. About 3,500 customers may be effected, it appears. Watch out for intersections where […]

Temps to be just 20 degrees above normal for weekend

Just when you get used to June in March it all falls through. Starting today and continuing through the weekend, high temperatures are expected to reach only the 60s, says the National Weather Service forecast. That’s only 20 degrees over normal, not the 40 degrees over normal we’ve all come to count on this week. Bummer! There’s a decent chance of rain today and tonight and a […]

Obstacles remain for Silver Lake train whistle quiet zone

Like yet another train coming down the track, the issue of engineers blowing warning whistles while passing through town — especially at night — came up again before the Silver Lake Village Board meeting Wednesday night. A status report on village efforts to quiet the whistles was requested during citizens comments. Village President Jeff Albrecht gave a […]

Randall Plan Commission recommending higher boat launch fees

The Randall Plan Commission Thursday recommended the Town Board enact hefty increases in boat launch fees. Current boat launch annual passes are $15 for resident/property owners and $22.50 for non resident/property owners. The plan commission recommended changing those fees to $50 for resident/property owners and $75 for  non resident/property owners. The commission, which has been charged with studying all types of government […]

Pringle to host ephemeral pond project meeting

A meeting to inform citizens about how they can protect unique local wetlands will take place Saturday, March 24, at 1 p.m. at the Pringle Nature Center in Bristol Woods County Park, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol. Looking for an excuse to explore wetlands next spring? If so, the Wisconsin Ephemeral Ponds Project is for you. […]

Units responding for fire alarm in Twin Lakes

At 3:57 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department is responding to a report of a general fire alarm in the 1200 block of W. Main Street, Twin Lakes. UPDATE 4:01 p.m. — Police officer on scene reports no smoke in residence. People inside don’t know why alarm went off. One fire department unit may continue for investigation. ShareTweet0 Shares

A word from our sponsors: Reliable Heating and Air Conditioning now offering duct cleaning

Note: Reliable Heating and Air Conditioning is a westofthei.com sponsor. Reliable Heating and Air Conditioning is now offering the additional service of duct cleaning. Having your air ducts cleaned can provide substantial benefits, said Rick Sheehan, Reliable owner, including: Better indoor air quality. Reducing the presence of allergens. Reducing dust in a house Improving airflow […]

Twin Lakes FD engine responding for Spring Grove fire

At 11:20 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department is responding to a request for mutual aid from the Spring Grove Fire Department, which is at the scene of a structure fire. Twin Lakes is being asked to respond with an engine. UPDATE 11:23 a.m. — Engine not needed; Spring Grove now requesting a tanker. UPDATE 11:28 […]

Silver Lake may include launch area in lake weed kill

Silver Lake will seek to add the area around the village boat launch to the partsh of the lake included in its yearly chemical aquatic weed kill program. The Village Board decided to add the launch area during discussion before approving this year’s weed kill program. Trustee Barbara Ironside made the suggestion, saying that the […]

Easter bunny visiting Paddock Lake March 23

The Easter Bunny is coming to Paddock Lake, on Friday, March 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. The visit will take place at Village Hall, 6969 236th Ave. ShareTweet0 Shares

Western Kenosha County Tennis Association to host open house March 25

The Western Kenosha County Tennis Association  will host an open house Sunday, March 25 from 2  to 4 p.m. at the Central High School gym. The program will include an introduction to Quickstart Tennis and an opportunity to register for the WKCTA summer programs: Ages 5 to 10 Midwest Youth Team Tennis. Ages 11 to 14 Beginner Futures […]

Silver Lake PD approved for buying digital radios

An abrupt change to digital narrow band signals for police communications at the county level led the Silver Lake Police Department to seek approval for new digital radios for its squads and officers Wednesday night. The Silver Lake Village Board approved the expenditure unanimously. Estimated costs for three in squad car radios and three portable […]

Units responding for report of crash

At 7:49 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 19500 block of 83rd Street. Dispatch reports that a school bus clipped a garage while backing up at apartment complex.  Three children on bus, no injuries. Another bus is being sent to pick-up students. UPDATE 8:03 […]

No summer school for Salem School this year

The Salem School Board decided not to have summer school again this year. At the School Board meeting Tuesday, the board discussed several options including a short-term right before the school year remedial jump start session with no transportation provided. Board President Shane Gerber made a motion to institute that type of program, but it […]

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