Posts from ‘May, 2012’

Units responding for report of fire at landfill in Paris

At 10:20 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire at the Pheasant Run Landfill, near Highways 45 and K, in Paris. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Students attend Silver Lake Sportsmen Club hunter safety course

Forty one students attended the Silver Lake Sportsmen Club Spring 2012 Hunter Safety class for 5 days between March 28 to April 7with a field day on the last day. Areas covered on the field day were: Safely crossing fences with guns. Shotgun shooting. .22 rifle shooting. Animal tracking. ShareTweet0 Shares

Kenosha County ranks 64th and 60th in Wis. in UW health report

Kenosha County ranked 64th out of 72 counties in Health Outcomes and 60th in Health Factors, according to the new County Health Rankings report released this month by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Last year, the county ranked ranked 61st  in Health Outcomes and 57th in Health Factors. The […]

A word from our sponsors: Cabana Tan to host book signing with Holocaust survivor

Note: Cabana Tan Spa is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Cabana Tan Spa will host a Meet & Greet Book Signing with Paul Argiewicz, Holocaust survivor, Sunday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cabana Tan Spa is located at 7353 256th Ave. (Highways 50 & 75), Paddock Lake, WI. All are invited. Enjoy refreshments […]

Units responding to a report of gas smell

At 1:27 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a  report of a smell of natural gas in a basement in the 23600 block of 122nd Street, Salem. Sheriff’s deputy also responding. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Happening now: Paddock Lake Green Expo and e-waste recycling

Have some old electronics you would like to get rid of properly? If so, there’s still some time to head down to the Paddock Lake Village Hall until 3 p.m. for Green Expo. The expo includes free e-waste recycling. As the photo above shows, many people from throughout the couny have already taken advantage of the opportunity. […]

A word from our sponsors: Family Night tonight at Wilmot Raceway

Note: Wilmot Raceway is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH It’s Family Night at the Wilmot Raceway tonight, May 19. Adults are just $10, and all kids 11 & under are free. On track action starts at 6 pm.  Pit Gates open at 3 p.m., and Grandstand Gates 5 p.m. Tonight’s program will feature the Don’s Auto Parts […]

Silver Lake American Legion to host Memorial Day Parade

The Annual Silver Lake Schultz-Hahn American Legion Post #293 Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 28. Anyone interested in participating in the parade is welcome and should be at Riverview School by 8:15 on Monday morning. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. Monday morning by Riverview School and will travel east […]

Central’s Hayden Krueger named to softball all star team

Central High School senior softball player Hayden Krueger has been selected to participate in the Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches all-star game in Stevens Point. The games will take place on June 18 and 19. ShareTweet0 Shares

Wheatland Scouts pancake breakfast is Sunday

The Boy Scout Troop #381 is having their 9th Annual Pancake Breakfast this Sunday, May 20, form 8 am to 1n pm at Wheatland Center School.  Adult ticket cost $6, senior citizens tickets are $5nand children ages 5 to 12 cost $3.50. There will also be a silent auction and bake sale. ShareTweet0 Shares

Car wash to raise funds for Twin Lakes Skate Park

The committee raising funds for the Twin Lakes Skate Park is sponsoring a car wash on Saturday, May 19 at Spray ‘N Shine, 415 N Lake Ave., Twin Lakes. A rain date of May 20 has been scheduled. The Skate Park committee is  still collecting items for the garage sale fund raiser. The Twin Lakes Park […]

Sheriff’s Department to sponsor ATV course

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department will be sponsoring an ATV Safety Course on June 12 and 13. Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 who is at least 12 years old must complete an ATV safety certification course in order to operate on public ATV trails and areas in Wisconsin. The course begins at […]

Units responding to bicycle crash

At about 9:36 a.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a bicycle crash in the 8400 block of Highway MB, Bristol. Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding as well. Dispatch reports that two bicyclists collided. UPDATE 9:42 a.m. — Deputy on scene reports to dispatch that one rider has an arm injury, possibly […]

Funeral and visitation for Wilmot teacher Jeffrey LaVine today

Funeral services and visitation for Wilmot Union High school teacher Jeffrey LaVine will be today in Kenosha. Mr. LaVine, 63, died suddenly on May 12. The funeral services will be held  today, May 18 at 7 p.m. at the Kemper Center Founders Hall in Kenosha., 6501 Third Ave. Visitation with the family will also be today […]

A word from our sponsors: The Sub Sisters now own and operate Twin Lakes Subway

Note: The Twin Lakes and Paddock Lake Subway restaurants are westofthei.com sponsors. — DH If you’re in the Twin Lakes area and have a taste for a Subway sandwich you’re in luck. The Twin Lakes Subway location at 110 S. Lake Ave. has re-opened this week. If you are a Subway regular as you go […]

Wilmot Trap Team results from Central Invitational

Here are the Wilmot Trap Team results from the 2012 Central Falcons Invitational held May 11-12 at Bristol Conservation Club. Varsity Skeet Squad: 3rd place Alicia Dale, Dakotah Gyger and Joe Asleson. Intermediate Skeet Squad: 3rd place Monica Dale, Ben Epping and Anthony Sanberg. Varsity Trap Squad: 2nd place Ryan Lipstreuer, Joe Asleson, Dakotah Gyger, […]

Wilmot High School Senior Awards Night is May 21

Wilmot Union High School invites the public to its annual Senior Awards Night on Monday, May 21. A small reception will take place in the commons at 6:30 p.m. and the awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. in the Lance G. Haas Auditorium. ShareTweet0 Shares

Bordertown Bandits do well at Great America tournament

Bordertown Bandits Girls Fastpitch had three teams place in the Six Flags Great America May Madness Tournament on May 11, 12 and13. 10u Bandits placed second, 12u Black Bandits took home first place, and 14u Bandits placed 2nd. Click here for photos and complete results. Share2Tweet2 Shares

Salem Booster Club Drama Club presenting “Blast through the Past” tonight

The Salem Booster Club Drama Club will be presenting the play: “Blast through the Past” Thursday, May 17, at 7 P.M., at Salem School in the Cafetorium. The play is about a Grandma and Grandpa that reminisce about best movie moments from the “good ol’ days”. The students will be portraying the best of the […]

Spring Rendezvous at the Seno Center is this weekend

The Seno Woodland Education Center is hosting a Spring Woodland Rendezvous, on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sunday, May 20, 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 […]

Still time to participate in Wilmot Union High School Booster Club fundraiser

The Wilmot Union High School Booster Club is holding its annual Golf Outing on May 19 — and there’s still time to participate. In a  change for this year, the golf outing is followed by the Paint the Town Red White and Black Dinner Dance. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 262-914-4237, emailing […]

Randall School Recycling Fashion Show coverage

Randall School eighth graders showed Wednesday that style can be recycled — as in using recycled materials — at the Recycling Fashion Show. Eighth grade students researched a fashion designer and then put what they learned into practice by creating clothing and accessories in the style of their designer but using all recycled materials. On Wednesday, they got […]

Units responding for report of crash in Salem

At 8:07 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 83 and JF in Salem. Dispatch reports that there are two vehicles involved. The vehicles are blocking the intersection. Airbags have deployed. UPDATE 8:09 p.m. — Dispatch reports that one vehicle has moderate front end damage. […]

Bingo benefit will help buy adapted swings for special ed students

A Swing into Spring bingo fundraiser will be held at Wheatland Center School on Friday, May 18 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Bingo will start at 6 p.m. The money raised will help purchase swings for children with special needs who attend school at Wheatland. Tickets are $12 and include: 3 Bingo Cards,  1 Raffle Ticket, […]

Western Kenosha County Tennis Association Tennis Marathon Fundraiser is this Sunday

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  is hosting a Tennis Marathon Fundraiser for players of all ages and abilities on Sunday, May 20, at the Central Tennis Courts. Registration is required. The event, a first for […]

Salem School Board allocates $200,000 for technology upgrade

The Salem School Board voted unanimously to spend up to $200,000 for a technology upgrade at the school that will include building-wide wireless internet access and new hardware for students. The board charged its Technology Committee with coming back with a specific proposal for what type and how many computing devices for students should be purchased. The money will […]

Rainbow photos from readers

UPDATED with new photos about 2:30 p.m., May 16. — DH UPDATE again about 11:13 p.m., May 16. — DH Perfect conditions for rainbows this evening resulted in a number of spottings between about 6:30 and 7 p.m. Here are a few photos shared with westofthei.com: Do you take a rainbow shot Tuesday evening? Send it along […]

Niccolai new Salem School Board president

The Salem School Board has a new board member as its new president. Jack Niccolai, a retired band director at Salem who was just elected to the School Board in April for the first time, was unanimously elected president by the board Tuesday night. Before the vote, current President Shane Gerber announced he would not seek another term as board president. “I can […]

Storm arrives

At about 6:20 p.m., the wind has picked up considerably and there has been some lightning and thunder in Paddock Lake as a storm moves through the area. No warning or watches issued, but the National Weather Service says look for downpours, wind gusts to 30 mph and maybe some hail. Chance of storms through 9 p.m. UPDATE 6:23 p.m. — […]

Wilmot Raceway results for May 12

Note: Wilmot Raceway is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH It spite of a brief rain shower late in the program Wilmot Raceway which delayed the start of the Modified and 4 Cylinder features the second program of the 2012 season was completed before a solid crowd on May 12. ShareTweet0 Shares

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