Posts from ‘May, 2012’

County executive seeking more foster families

May is National Foster Parent Appreciation Month and more foster families are needed here, County Executive Jim Kreuser said. “Our goal is to add another 20 to 25 new foster homes in order to address the need for Kenosha County children,” Kreuser said. Recent experience seems to suggest that the county is up to the […]

Units responding to Bristol School for medical call

At 8:32 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to Bristol School for a report of an ill child. Dispatch reports that the 11-year-old boy is conscious and breathing but may be about to pass out. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for report of crash at Highways 83 and AH, Salem

At 7:46 a.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 83 and AH in Salem. Dispatch says two vehicles involved. UPDATE 7:47 a.m. — Deputy reports that scene is blocking traffic. One vehicle has heavy front end damage. One person involved has only minor arm cuts, […]

Kenosha Area Soccer Association merges with ACE Soccer Club

ACE Soccer Club and Western Kenosha County based Kenosha Area Soccer Association  have announced completion of a merger between the two programs. As a result, KASA, an established Kenosha County recreational soccer program with over 500 members and currently recognized by US Club Soccer, has merged their program with ACE Soccer Club who operates programs […]

Wheatland FD receives OK for shed and carnival items

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department received approval at Monday’s Town Baord meeting for a storage shed at the firehouse and several items related to its annual festival. The board approved the placement of an 8 foot by 10 foot building on the east side of the fire station in New Munster. Capt. Paul DeLuisa, representing the department, said […]

Twin Lakes Chamber scholarship winners recognized

The Twin Lakes Chamber and Business Association Scholarship Dinner was held at Wilmot High School last week. Award scholarship winners were: Amy Zick, Austin Vanderhoof, Rachel Teklics, and Monica Leedle (not pictured). State Rep. Samantha Kerkman is at the left. Share11Tweet11 Shares

Wilmot Raceway results for May 19

Note: Wilmot Raceway is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH With nearly ideal weather conditions taking place fans were treated to some excellent racing action May 19 at Wilmot Raceway on the first of several family fun nights scheduled for the 2012 racing season. It was defending division champion Chris Carlson making his way to victory […]

Community Library to host course on internet

The Community Library is hosting a course titled Introduction to the Internet. Participants will become familiar with the parts of an Internet browser and learn how to utilize links and perform basic searches. The course is scheduled for: Thursday, June 7, at the Salem library location, 24615 89th Street, Salem 2:00pm—3:30pm Registration required. Registration opens […]

Randall School Olympics opens for 2012

Randall School kicked off its eighth Randall Olympics Wednesday with opening ceremonies. The Olympic themed activities will continue the balance of next week and all of next week, with closing ceremonies June 1. In between, students will participate in a variety of activities involving academic and physical activities. Here’s a video of highlights from the opening ceremonies, including the procession where each grade […]

Hot and windy today

The National Weather Service forecast is calling for a high of 88 degrees here today. A wind advisory also has been issued. Winds will be 20 to 30 mph this afternoon with gusts as high 45. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to drag strip for knee injury

At about 9:40 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue is responding to Great Lakes Dragaway for an injury. Dispatch says an accident occurred on track and that EMTs say patient has a knee injury. UPDATE 10:01 p.m. — One person being transported to local hospital. ShareTweet0 Shares

La Salette Rummage Sale & Pancake Breakfast this weekend

The 2012 La Salette Rummage Sale & Pancake Breakfast will be: Friday, May 25 from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Saturday, May 26 from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Sunday, May 27 from 8:30 until noon. Items available for purchase include kitchenware, furniture, athletic equipment, toys, games, books, jewelry and more. There also will be […]

Units responding for report of gas leak

At 4:21 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Rescue are responding to a report of a gas leak. The report is for a business in the 39600 block of Bloomfield Road. UPDATE 4:24 p.m. — Dispatch reports that owner of property reported having damaged gas meter with construction equipment. We Energies unit responding. […]

First of Silver Lake Village Wide Garage Sales coming up

The third annual Silver Lake Village Wide Garage Sales will be held on the weekend after Memorial Day and the weekend before Labor Day. A total of 54 families have participated in one or more of the weekend events. This year there will once again be two garage sale weekends — the weekend after Memorial […]

Sheriff’s Department and Silver Lake Police stepping up seatbelt enforcement through June 3

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and the Silver Lake Police Department have announced they are intensifying their enforcement of Wisconsin’s mandatory safety belt law during the annual Click It or Ticket mobilization from May 21 to June 3. Approximately 400 law enforcement agencies throughout the state are expected to participate in this year’s Click It or Ticket […]

Twin Lakes Movies in the Park season starts this Friday

The Village of Twin Lakes Park Commission and season sponsor Baxter and Woodman Consulting Engineers announce the start of the 2012 season for the Movies in the Parks program. Free movies are played every other Friday night beginning Memorial Day weekend in the outdoor amphitheater on the shores of Lake Mary at Lance Park (57 […]

Wheatland FD responding for brush fire

At about 3:45 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department units are at a brush fire at Karcher Road and Highway KD, Wheatland. Initial response was slowed by command at the scene. UPDATE 3:59 p.m. — Fire was a controlled. All units clearing the scene. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Cows reported on Highway 50

At about 7:25 a.m., sheriff’s deputies are investigating a report of cows on Highway 50. I did not catch the cross street or block location, but you might want to keep your eyes peeled if you’re going to be using Highway 50. UPDATE 7:38 a.m. — Deputy reports nothing found at original location. He is […]

Boat trailer parking near Lilly Lake launch to be restricted

View Larger Map The above Google map shows the approximate stretch of Lilly Lake Road on which boat trailer parking would be banned on the lake side of the street. Boat trailer parking parking on the lake side of Lilly Lake Road from the boat launch up the hill to 344th Avenue will be prohibited under […]

Twin Lakes administrator moving on to new job

David Cox, Twin Lakes village administrator for the last 12 years, is moving on to a new job as the village administrator in Hartland. His last day in the Twin Lakes post will be July 6, according to his formal resignation letter. The Twin Lakes Village Board decided to start the search for Cox’s replacement […]

Deputy investigating report of downed wire in Paddock Lake

At 5:14 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is investigating a report of a downed wire in the 6400 block of 236th Avenue, Paddock Lake. The person who called in the report of the wire said a piece of farm machinery knocked down the wire. UPDATE 5:21 p.m. — Deputy believes wire is cable TV line. Wire […]

Units responding for crash at Highways 45 and Q, Bristol

At about 5:05 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 45 and Q in Bristol. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

James Fulmer DDS sponsoring blood drive on May 25

Note: James Fulmer, DDS is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The Paddock Lake-based dentistry practice of James Fulmer, DDS, is sponsoring a blood drive, Friday, May 25. Hours for the drive, which will benefit The Blood Center of Wisconsin, are 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Blood Center Bus will be located at Fulmer’s office, 7137 236th […]

Weather much cooler today — especially tonight

The hot summer like weather of the last couple of days will be a memory today. Today’s high is forecast for just 69. A high of 92 was recorded Sunday at Kenosha Regional Airport. The real chill will come tonight, with a low of 44 forecast by the National Weather Service. Air conditioning one day, heat on […]

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 293 of Silver Lake to distribute poppies May 25 and 26

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 293 of Silver Lake will be distributing poppies on May 25 and 26 at businesses in Paddock Lake, Bristol and Silver Lake. Donations collected for poppies can only be used for veterans and their families. The poppies are hand-crafted by veterans in the Poppy Shop at Zablocki VA Medical Center, to […]

Western Kenosha County Tennis Association Tennis Marathon Fundraiser coverage

Note: The Western Kenosha County Tennis Association is a westofthei.com advertiser at the time of this posting. — DH The Western Kenosha County Tennis Association hosted its first Tennis Marathon Fundraiser on Sunday, at the Central Tennis Courts. Matt Griffiths, high performance trainer, Four Lakes Athletic Club, Elkhorn donated his time to run some drills […]

Units responding for report of rollover crash at Highways 50 and 45

At about 5:30 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and sheriff’d deputies are responding to a report of a rollover crash at Highways 50 and 45, Bristol. UPDATE 5:35 p.m. — Everyone involved out of vehicle, deputy reports. UPDATE 5:38 p.m. — Salem Fire/Rescue responding for mutual aid. UPDATE 5:42 p.m. — Tow being called for […]

Weather report from the road: Windy and wet

Just got back to Paddock Lake from Whitewater at about 5 p.m, just in front of the weather. In Walworth County the rain was scattered but intense at times and the wind was very strong in places. The National Weather Service says storms may continue until 7 p.m. UPDATE 5:06 p.m. — Dispatch reports a tree down in the […]

Central Badger Girls State rep and alternate announced

Central High School recently announced the selection of its 2012 Badger Girls State representative and alternate. Annaliessa Potter, daughter of Jill Potter, was selected to represent Central at the week-long conference promoting democratic overnement principles and citizenship in Oshkosh. Taylor Naef, daughter of Daniel and Heidi Naef, was selected as the alternate. Attendance at Badger […]

Twin Lakes American Legion Post to host services and Memorial Day parade

American Legion Post 544 in Twin Lakes will host its annual Memorial Day services and parade this year on Monday, May 28. There will be a Memorial Service at Mound Prairie Cemetery starting at 9 a.m. This will be followed by a Memorial Service at St. John’s Church at 9:30 a.m. The parade through Twin Lakes begins at 11 a.m. Line-up […]

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