Posts from ‘December, 2012’

House with music synced light display also collecting for The Sharing Center

If you’re looking for some spectacular Christmas lights — and a chance to make a donation to a good cause — you might want to check out the display of the Randy and Julie Batassa household at 24712 118th Street, Trevor. The Christmas Light display is synced to music on radio station 106.9 FM. Tune in the station on […]

UPDATE: No injuries in barn fire

Twin Lakes Police Chief Dale Racer reports that there were no injuries to residents, firefighters or animals resulting from a fire at a barn in the 400 block of Highway Z Friday evening. As of 11 p.m., the cause of the fire was undetermined, Racer said. We will pass along any further information as we […]

Paddock Lake President Goodson says non-candidacy decision prompted by completed projects

Having completed the work that prompted her to get back into local government drove Paddock Lake President Marlene Goodson’s decision not to run for re-election in April she said Friday. “I’m going to miss it, but it’s time for me to move on,” Goodson said. Goodson has a long history in Paddock Lake elected office. She was first elected […]

One Brighton incumbent files non-candidacy notification

One Notification of Non-candidacy for the April 2, 2013 election was received for Brighton municipal  offices — from Gerald A. Helmert-Supervisor #1, reports Linda Perona clerk-treasurer. That means incumbents Chairman David DeVito, Supervisor Edward John Wagner and Clerk-Treasurer Perona plan to stand for re-election. Those wishing to run for town offices have until Jan. 2 to gather […]

Two Wheatland incumbents will not run for re-election

Two Wheatland town official incumbents have filed for notification saying they will not run for re-election. Robert E. Herda, town supervisor, and Bob Haas, town constable, filed notifications of non-candidacy in early December, town Clerk Sheila Seigler reports. Today was the deadline for filing a non-candidacy notification. Herda subsequently died on Dec. 7. That means […]

Units responding to report of barn fire in Twin Lakes

At 6:10 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a report of a barn on fire in the 400 block of Highway Z in Twin Lakes. UPDATE 6:11 p.m. — Randall, Wheatland and Richmond fire departments also responding. UPDATE 6:18 p.m. — Police officer on scene reports that barn is […]

County health division offers holiday coping advice

The Kenosha County Division of Health offers the following: Happy Holidays! Or is it? For many, holidays bring feelings of sadness or depression, not joy and fond memories. Recognizing that this is not a happy time for you, that it’s OK to cry, and acknowledging your feelings are essential steps in trying to make the […]

Units responding to Central High School for medical call

At 3:50 p.m., units from Salem Fire/Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to Central High School in Paddock Lake for a medical call. Patient is a 17-year-old male with a shoulder injury. ShareTweet0 Shares

All Paddock Lake incumbents file non-candidacy notifications

If you’ve been contemplating running for village office in Paddock Lake but hesitated because you didn’t want to face an incumbent, this is the year you’ve been waiting for. Today is the deadline for the filing of notifications of non-candidacy for positions to be selected in the April 2, 2013 election. In Paddock Lake, all of the incumbents have filed those […]

Snow update: About 1 inch

How much snow did you get? We got just shy of an inch at westofthei.com world headquarters  in Paddock Lake. No more snow, but tonight the temperature should get pretty cold. The National Weather Service forecast is for a low of 12. Snow returns to the forecast for Monday through Wednesday, with chances varying between 20 […]

Units responding for crash on Highway WG in Bristol

At 7:45 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Newport Fire Department and Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash along Highway WG, near Highway MB in Bristol along the state line. UPDATE 7:47 a.m. — Newport personnel at the scene report that a car has struck a pole off the south side of […]

Kerkman: Audit raises concerns about UW relationship with WiscNet

State Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Randall) issued the following statement regarding a Legislative Audit Bureau report on the relationship between the University of Wisconsin (UW) System and WiscNet: Today, the Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) released report 12-18 which details the relationship between the University of Wisconsin (UW) System and WiscNet. This audit report was statutorily required […]

UPDATE: Rain beginning turn to snow at 3:35 p.m.

A little ahead of schedule the rain that has been falling all days is beginning to look a little white in Paddock Lake at about 3:36 p.m. No accumulation yet. Not much as changed in the National Weather Service’s forecast for the area. A winter storm warning remain in effect from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. Their may […]

Central HS cancels evening activities, sporting events

Jonathan Lindh, athletic and activities director, reports that all Central High School activities and events have been cancelled for the evening. This includes the freshman and JV basketball games, as well as the wrestling meet at Union Grove. ShareTweet0 Shares

Head Start program canceled for tonight

Julie Ouimet reports that the Westosha Head Start Program has canceled its Christmas Concert for tonight due to weather conditions. The concert will be rescheduled after the first of the year. ShareTweet0 Shares

Salem School after school and evening activities cancelled

After school and evening activities at Salem School have been cancelled due to the forecast of severe weather. The cancellation includes vocal music programs planned for tonight. Students in those concerts will be bringing home additional information. ShareTweet0 Shares

Contract for Silver Lake rescue services headed back to committee

The issue of a contract for rescue service in 2013 for Silver Lake village residents didn’t make the agenda of Wednesday’s Silver Lake Village Board meeting. Instead the issue is headed back to the Emergency Government Committee for a resolution and recommendation, village President Jeff Albrecht said Thursday. Meanwhile Silver Lake Rescue Squad Inc., the village’s current contractor, will continue to provide service […]

West of the I businesses wish you happy holidays

Need a dose of holiday spirit? Check out West of the I’s video holiday greetings. Over 20 area business recorded greetings this year.  A new group is featured on our front page this week and all are available for viewing on the Video Holiday Greetings page. ShareTweet0 Shares

Salem Battle of the Books team performing Night Before Christmas on Salem Radio

A reading of The Night Before Christmas by the Salem Booster Club Battle of the Books team is now available on Salem School Radio’s on demand page. The participating readers are: Ann Dawley, Julisa Sand, Kyle Bruenig, Carter Reid, Paige Dawley, Sara Pohjola and Tommy Reilly. Click here to access the file. Share3Tweet3 Shares

Snow expected after 4 p.m.

The latest National Weather Service forecast for the area calls for the long-anticipated snow here to begin changing over from rain after 4 p.m. today.  Total snow accumulation during the day should be one inch. Tonight the real snow begins, with an accumulation of an additional one to two inches forecast (that’s less than was being forecast yesterday). Friday will open with blowing snow before […]

Bristol board discusses proposals for fire department personnel

Tonight, the Bristol Village Board conducted a special meeting to review the three bids that were received for the contracted fire fighters and emergency medical technician (EMT) personnel.  The three bidders being considered were Metro Paramedic Services, Inc., out of Elmhurst, Illinois; LJH Ambulance, out of Kenosha; and Paratech Ambulance Service, out of Milwaukee.  Each […]

Western Kenosha County Transits to restore two routes on limited basis

Some of the service marked for elimination in the Western Kenosha County Transit system is being restored, although with less frequency than in the past. The system is now planning to have expanded regional routes that will travel between Paddock Lake and the Antioch Walmart on Monday and Wednesdays and between Twin Lakes and Lake […]

After school events cancelled for Thursday at Wheatland Center School

Wheatland Center School has announced that Thursday after-school activities have been cancelled, due to expected severe weather. District administrator Jason Tadlock said in a phone and email message: Due to the winter storm warning that has been issued for tomorrow afternoon, Thursday December 20th, we are cancelling all after school club and sport activities associated […]

National Weather Service issues winter storm advisory

The National Weather Service has stepped up its assessment of severe weather for tonight and Thursday with the issuing of a Winter Storm Warning that includes Kenosha County. Our area is now forecast to receive between 3 to 5 inches of snow by Thursday night. Rain will begin tonight, but heavy snow will not start until Thursday afternoon. There’s a chance […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At 12:15 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highway 50 and Highway 83-north in Wheatland. UPDATE 12:18 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports that two vehicle are involved. One is off the road in a swampy are and […]

A word from our sponsors: New weekly ad for Lakeside Sentry posted at westofthei.com

This week’s ad for Lakeside Sentry in Paddock Lake is now available at westofthei.com. Click on the ad to see the full line-up of values for this coming week. The sale prices in this ad are effective from Thursday, Dec. 20 through Wednesday, Dec. 26.  Ask for a copy of the coupons — including the Super […]

Salem to try again on Rock Lake ordinance

The Salem Town Board has passed another attempt at limiting the type sof motors that can be used on watercraft on Rock Lake. In August, the board originally passed an ordinance limiting motor use on Rock Lake to electric motors only, except for some very specific exceptions. But that ordinance was rejected by the state Department […]

Less than an inch of snow today; maybe up to 3 inches Thursday

So it’s snowing now (at about 11:15 a.m.) … … but will it stick? It might. The National Weather Service says we could get less than an inch of snow before its over today. Looking farther down the road, the NWS is now saying our area could get 1 to 3 inches of snow Thursday […]

Units responding for report of oven fire in Randall

At 10 p.m., units from Randall Fire Department, Town of Wheatland Fire Department, Twin Lakes Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue are responding to a report of an oven fire in the 34300 block of Bassett Road in Randall. Occupants have evacuated. UPDATE 10:03 p.m. — All units except a Randall engine are returning to […]

Silver Lake Rescue offers new proposal to village

Silver Lake Rescue Squad Inc. has offered the Silver Lake Village Board  a new proposal for rescue services for the next two years that significantly reduces the retainer fee paid compared to recent years. Rescue officials hope the new terms and two-year time frame will give the village’s Silver Lake Fire Department and the rescue squad, […]

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