Posts from ‘June, 2012’

Reader photos: White pelicans

Linda Valentine sent in these photos of white pelicans on a Western Kenosha County lake this morning at about 8 a.m. She writes: They were led by one and in a relatively straight line, then the leader would make their head turn and stab the water and all the others then would catch up and […]

Units responding to report of brush fire in Randall

At 10:39 a.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue are responding to a report of a grass fire on a golf course in the 1000 block of Tombeau Road, Randall. Dispatch reports that fire is north of the course near a maintenance shed. Course staff are trying to control the fire but it is […]

Hot weather starting today

The latest forecast from the National Weather Service for our area does not have us topping 100 degrees on Thursday. But that doesn’t mean it’s not going to be hot, hot, hot the next few days. Today’s high temperature forecast is for 95 degrees. Thursday it should creep up to 99 degrees and then moderate […]

Car burns in barn in Paris

Paris Fire Department units put out a fire in a barn in the 1300 block of 136th Avenue in Paris Monday evening. Paris Chief Roland Iwen said a person was using a cutting torch on a vehicle in a pole barn when the vehicle caught fire. The department responded at about 7:40 p.m. When firefighters […]

Units responding to report of leaf fire in Salem

At 10:10 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue units are responding to a report of a out of control leaf fire near the intersection of Highway B and 50, Salem. Dispatch says caller said the flames of the fire were high, but that it was not near any structures. UPDATE 10:16 p.m. — First […]

Paris residents voice opinions on county tax payments; town settles on paying 80%

SUMMARY:  The Paris Town Board voted to pay 80 percent of town property owners county property taxes starting next year. The town has been paying all of the county tax for land owners for about years from landfill fee revenue. The 2 to 1 vote came at a Town Board meeting Tuesday night. Following is […]

4-year-old boy drowns in Bristol

A 4-year-old boy drowned in a pool in Bristol today, a sheriff’s department spokesman said. Here is a department statement  issued at about 4:12 p.m. today on the incident, which occurred in the 11700 block of 187th Avenue in Bristol: On 06-26-12 at 1149 hours deputies responded with … Bristol Rescue Squad Staff to a report of […]

Emerald ash borer confirmed at Bong State Rec. Area

Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in the Bong State Recreation Area in Brighton, the state Department of Natural Resources has announced. Emerald ash borer has also been confirmed for the first time on state owned lands. EAB adults were captured on two separate survey traps in the Richard Bong State Recreation Area in Kenosha […]

Deputies responding to crash in Paddock Lake

At about 1:40 p.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Higheay 50 and 248th Avenue in Paddock Lake. Dispatch says one of the vehicles involved is towing a boat and it is blocking 248th Avenue. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to burning violation in Trevor

At 10:18 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units from the Trevor Station and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a burning ban violation in the 11300 block of 258th Court, Trevor. Dispatch says that caller reports a large bonfire in the backyard of a residence. UPDATE 10:39 p.m. — Fire out, deputy reports. View Larger […]

Bristol considering water rate increase

The Bristol Village Board started the process Monday of considering the need for a rate increase for people using its municipal water system. The water utility has not had a rate increase since 2005. It has about 370 residential users and some commercial users. Village Auditor Renee Messing of Clifton Larson Allen reviewed a possible rate increase application to […]

Rebels and Redcoats Revolutionary War Reenactment coverage

The Rebels and Redcoats Revolutionary War Reenactment took place this past weekend at Fox River Park The event was  hosted by the North West Territory Alliance and sponsored by Community State Bank, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and the Kenosha County Division of Parks. To get a feel for the life styles of soldiers and […]

Local fire departments aiding with town of Burlington fire

At 1:45 p.m., Randall, Twin Lakes and Wheatland fire departments are responding to a box alarm call for mutual aid to the town of Burlington for a fire. Twin Lakes is sending an engine, Wheatland a brush truck and Randall special equipment. The fire is in a swamp in the 7200 block of Wheatland Road […]

Units responding for report of grass fire in Twin Lakes

At 1:36 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department and village police officers are responding to Kings Circle and Swallow Road, Twin Lakes for a report of a grass fire. The scene is in the Blueberry Hill subdivision. UPDATE 1:42 p.m. — Police officer on scene first says fire appears to be burning itself out. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 […]

UW Extension offering Farmers Market Tours

The Wisconsin Farmers Market Association and UW Cooperative Extension will offers four Farmers Market Tours this summer, which are open to Kenosha County residents. While designed to offer farmers market managers an opportunity to learn from other managers while at a particular market, anyone interested in the organization and management of a farmers market would […]

Construction work continuing on Highway 50 in Paddock Lake

Both eastbound lanes of Highway 50 are closed this morning about midway through Paddock Lake. A sign at the site says work by Kenosha County will be going on there all this week. Traffic has been reduced to one lane in each direction through the construction zone. ShareTweet0 Shares

Rock-n-Roll Classic Car Show & Concert in the Park

The first Annual Rock-n-Roll Classic Car Show & Concert in the Park took place on Sunday at Hansen Park in Bristol. The event featured a Classic Car Show, ‘60’s Rock- n-Roll Band, and booths and displays from area businesses and organizations. The event was sponsored by Imagine Kenosha Learning Center, a non-for-profit organization that focuses […]

Units responding for investigation of burning violation

At about 8:20 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a report of a possible burning violation in the 9000 block of 269th Ave., Salem. Salem is under burning ban due to dry weather conditions. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Schmidt Implement and family auction coverage

Note: This auction was advertised with westofthei.com. — DH The Schmidt Implement Co. & Schmidt Family Auction sale took place Sunday at 10 a.m. at 8537 Antioch Road (Highway 83), Salem. Cars were lining Highway 83 as the auction got started this morning. Seekers of older John Deere equipment — or just about anything else John Deere […]

Units responding for fire in marsh in Twin Lakes

At 7:36 p.m.. Twin Lakes Fire Department is responding to a report of a small fire in the marsh in the 3100 block of East Lakeshore Drive, Twin Lakes. Dispatch reports that fire was from a campfire that got away from the people tending it. View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for burning investigation

At 5:50 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue are responding for a burning investigation in the 37800 block of 91st Street, Randall. Dispatch says a caller reports a large bonfire. UPDATE 5:52 p.m. — Rescue staying in quarters. UPDATE 8:27 p.m. — Randall returning to scene for report of a re-kindle of the […]

Community Library to host Flip Flop Fantasy

The Community Library, Twin Lakes branch will host Flip Flop Fantasy Sunday, July 8, from 1 to 2 p.m. Bring your own flip flops and the library will provide the embellishments. Registration required. Registration begins June 24, call 262-877-4281. The Community Library, Twin Lakes branch is located at 110 S Lake Ave., Twin Lakes. ShareTweet0 Shares

Salem Fire/Rescue to host CPR/AED course

Salem Fire/Rescue Chief Mike Slover has announced that the the department will be hosting an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED course on July 19, at 6 p.m. at the Trevor Station / Highway Department building located just off  Highway C at 11252 254th Ct. Cost of the course is $40 per person and class size […]

Units responding to report of burning violation in Paddock Lake

At about 8:30 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a burning violation in the 6000 block of 240th Avenue in Paddock Lake. Paddock Lake is under a burning ban due to dry weather conditions. UPDATE 8:35 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports fire has been out out with a […]

Town of Wheatland Fire Department Carnival coverage

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department is hosting its annual carnival this weekend. Today there was the parade through New Munster, the Kids are People Too show and business waterfights. The softball tournament continued and the night was to conclude with music from Bella Cain. Here a video with some scenes from the parade: After […]

Units responding to raceway for injury

At 8:08 p.m., Silver Lake Rescue is responding to Wilmot Raceway for an injury. Dispatch says the patient is a driver involved in an accident, He has blurred vision and is conscious and breathing. Note: Wilmot Raceway is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH ShareTweet0 Shares

Kenosha County and Paddock Lake hosting movie at Old Settlers Park June 29

Kenosha County Parks and Paddock Lake are hosting  a movie at Old Settlers Park on Friday, June 29. A showing of The Muppets (Rated PG) will begin at dusk. Event admission is $5 per person and includes one complimentary soda and a box of popcorn. Children 6 and under are free. Tickets will be available at the […]

A word from our sponsors: Schmidt Implement Co. & Schmidt Family Auction is June 24

Note: The following is a paid announcement by Schmidt Implement Co. — DH The Schmidt Implement Co. & Schmidt Family Auction sale will take place Sunday, June 24 at 10 a.m. at 8537 Antioch Road (Highway 83), Salem. We have been a John Deere and Gehl dealer in Salem since 1923. This auction sale is […]

Job’s Daughters to host open installation

Job’s Daughters Bethel 79 will hold an open installation of officers at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Washburn Masonic Temple, 8102 199th Ave., Bristol. Ashley Dabbs, daughter of Sherri Arnold and Mike Dabbs of Wheatland, will be installed as Honored Queen. Other officers to be installed are Sarah Ludeman, Alleya Ingram and Maggie Morris. […]

Western Kenosha County agencies among Kenosha Community Foundation grantees

The Kenosha Community Foundation has awarded 30 grants from seven endowment funds it manages – a total of $79,750 was awarded to 24 different organizations in all parts of Kenosha County. Some Western Kenosha County groups were beneficiaries: From the Foundation’s unrestricted endowment funds, a grant awards went to The Sharing Center in Trevor to support the […]

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