Posts from ‘January, 2013’

Grief support group to meet at Bristol church

A new GriefShare grief support group will begin at the Bristol United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Feb. 6. The 13-week program is offered at 10:30 am each Wednesday, and is open to anyone in the community. There is no charge to attend, but there is a workbook offered for $15. Please call to register or […]

Lakeland Little League registration underway on line and at league office

Lakeland Little League is beginning their 59th Season in 2013. Registration is taking place currently online for softball and baseball. Online registration is open until March 28. Registration also is available at the Lakeland Little League office from 10 am to noon every Saturday until March 2. The office is located at 18017 60th St., Bristol […]

Twin Lakes changes thinking on community sign

The Twin Lakes Village Board is going in a different direction on how it plans to get messages out to the community via a downtown electronic sign. Last month, the board seemed headed toward purchasing a sign capable of displaying full color and graphical images along with text. But last week, village administrator Jennifer Pollitt […]

Rescue responding for medical call at Twin Lakes business

At 8:25 p.m., Twin Lakes Rescue is responding to a medical call at a business in the 600 block of Rink Avenue in Twin Lakes. A patient is believed to be having a seizure. ShareTweet0 Shares

Video: Central High School Cheerleaders at Bucks game

My daughters and I went to the Milwaukee Bucks game Saturday night anticipating an enjoyable night of professional basketball. As a bonus, we also were able to see a bit of Western Kenosha County on display as well. The Central High School Cheerleading Team performed on the court before the game. I didn’t realize this was going to be […]

Weather watch: Snow starts

A little after 1 p.m., the first phase of the precipitation we are expected to get this afternoon started with light snow. Forty-five minutes later, the flakes are bigger and falling thicker. Here’s some video a little before 2 p.m. in Paddock Lake: The current winter weather advisory from the Natonal Weather Service says this […]

Randall School spelling champs announced

Randall School held its Spelling Bee on Tuesday, January 15. Twenty students from grades 2-8 were in this final round. The 2013 winner was Claire Griffin, grade 8. The runner up was Luke Youra, grade 2. Claire will move on to the regional competition on March 7th at Whitewater High School. ShareTweet0 Shares

Deaths Jan. 26, 2013: Donna E. Eberhard

The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information: ShareTweet0 Shares

Winter storm watch cancelled; now winter weather advisory

The National Weather Service has withdrawn a winter storm watch for Sunday that was issued earlier today and replaced it with a winter storm advisory, indicating an expectation of less intense weather expected. The latest Sunday forecast for here now calls for “snow likely, possibly mixed with sleet between noon and 3 pm, then freezing […]

Flight for Life responding to ski hill

At about 12:45 p.m., Flight for Life medical transport helicopter has been requested to respond to a ski hill business on Fox River Road in Wilmot. The patient is someone who fell at the facility and who was being treated by Silver Lake Rescue and Randall Fire Department personnel. Additional fire department personnel have been […]

Wheatland Center School kindergarten registration starts Feb. 1

Wheatland Center School will be holding Kindergarten registration February 1  through February 28. Contact the school at 262-537-3903 during school office hours, 8 am to 4:30 pm to register. Students who wish to enter 4K must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2013. Students who wish to enter 5K must be 5 […]

About those technical difficulties …

Regular, or even occasional, readers of westofthei.com may have experienced some difficulties in reaching the site late Thursday and much of Friday. Our hosting company was having unexpected server difficulties that resulted in the problem. Eventually we were moved to a new server, which has cleared up the issue. The experience also has prompted us to think about some more vigorous […]

Winter Storm Watch issued for Sunday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for an area that includes Kenosha County from Sunday morning until late Sunday night. The forecast calls for snow in the morning changing to snow and sleet perhaps with freezing rain after noon. There’s a 100 percent chance of some kind of precipitation, but snow and […]

Units responding for roof fire in Bristol

At 9 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue Department, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Antioch Fire Department are responding to a report of a fire at a home in the 12000 block of 136th Avenue, Bristol. Caller told dispatch the fire appeared to be on the roof, maybe coming from a chimney. The caller was […]

Randall Town Board considering amending ordinance to allow for sheep project

The Randall Town Board is considering amending a town ordinance so one young resident can have a better 4-H project experience. Julie Bonogofsky appeared before the Town Board Thursday night to ask the board to grant permission for her daughter to be able to keep two lambs on the family’s one acre property in the Arrowhead North Subdivison. The daughter is […]

Deaths Jan. 25, 2013: Henry “Hank” David Andre, William J. Powers, Gordon J. “Gordy” West Sr.

The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information: Share1Tweet1 Shares

Units responding for crash at Highways B and K

At 3:10 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways K and B in Salem. Dispatch says one person is reporting a head injury. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to crash on Fox River Road

At 6:36 a.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 10700 block of Fox River Road, just north of the Wilmot Primary Center, in Wilmot. Car has slide off the road. PAsserby is assisting the driver in getting out, dispatch reports. ShareTweet0 Shares

Latest snow forecast: about an inch

At 5:40 a.m., there’s snow on the ground at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. We’re measuring about .25 inch. The National Weather Service forecast is looking for the snow to continue through the morning, but for daytime accumulation to be less than a inch total. As temperatures rise again over the weekend, there’s wintry mix […]

Units responding for stove fire in Twin Lakes

At 2:10 p.m.,Twin Laks Fire Department units and village police officers are responding to the 500 block of Indian Point Road for a report of a stove fire. UPDATE 2:12 p.m. — Randall Fire Department and Richmond Fire Department units are responding as mutual aid. UPDATE 2:18 p.m. — Units from outside Twin Lakes being […]

Boy Scout troop to host Super Bowl Sunday breakfast

Boy Scout Troop 328 from Salem is hosting a pancake breakfast and silent auction on Sunday, Feb. 3, (Super Bowl Sunday). The breakfast will be held at the Salem Grade School located at the corner of Highways 83 and AH in Salem. Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. The menu consists of […]

Units responding to Twin Lakes intersection for medical call

At about 12:50 p.m., Twin Lakes Rescue is responding to the intersection of Gateway and Legion for a medical call. A person in a vehicle is reportedly having a seizure, dispatch says. ShareTweet0 Shares

A word from our sponsors: TJ Tactical offering Wisconsin Concealed Carry Permit course Feb. 23

Note: TJ Tactical is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH TJ Tactical is currently offering classes to anyone who is interested in obtaining a Wisconsin Concealed Carry Permit. These classes are open to all skill levels. The WI Concealed Carry Permit Class is taught to Wisconsin Department of Justice Guidelines. Classes taught by certified WI DOJ Firearms […]

Community Library looking at new Silver Lake branch location

The Community Library is considering a new facility for its Silver Lake location, Silver Lake representative to the board Sue Gerber said last week. Gerber was speaking at a Silver Lake Village Board meeting. She is also a village trustee. She said library administration and representatives of the member municipalities met at the former Westosha […]

A word from our sponsors: Home Again Restaurant hosting concealed carry class

Note: Home Again Restaurant is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Home Again Restaurant is hosting a concealed carry class Saturday, Jan 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Cost is $70. Preregistration is recommended. Donuts and coffee included. Call for more info 857-8200. ShareTweet0 Shares

Deputy investigating crash on Highway F

At about 7:55 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is investigating a report of a crash in the 27300 block of Highway F in Salem. A truck has reportedly run off the road and hit a tree. No one was with the vehicle, the person reporting the crash told dispatch. ShareTweet0 Shares

Deaths January 23, 2013: Sandra K. “Sam” Wilton-Geiger

The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information: ShareTweet0 Shares

Cody Faber, Dominick Bellina top finishers in Randall School Geography Bee

On Friday, January 11th, Randall School held Geography Bee Finals. Ten students, two students who qualified from each grade 4th-8th, moved on to this level. The school bee, conducted by seventh grade teacher Kelli Jo McGinley and gifted and talented coordinator Karen Reddin, is a nationwide program through National Geographic. Randall School winners are: First […]

Bristol School 5 year old kindergarten registration Feb. 4 to 8

Bristol School will be registering students for the 5 year old kindergarten classes who did not attend 4k at Bristol School, from Monday through Friday, February 4 to 8. The hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Your child must be 5 before September 1, 2013. Please report to the Main Office (Entrance #2) […]

Units responding to crash on State Line Road

At 7:15 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 13500 block of State Line Road along the Illinois-Wisconsin border. Dispatch reports that one vehicle involved. It has struck a pole and is partially on fire. Occupant may be trapped inside. Scene is in Lake County but […]

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