Posts from ‘February, 2013’

Signals on blink at Highways 83 and C

At 1:33 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is investigating a report that a vehicle has struck a traffic signal at Highways 83 and C in Salem. The signal pole is still up, but the lights are blinking. ShareTweet0 Shares

UPDATE: Snow starting to fall

Snow started falling in Paddock Lake at about 1 p.m. Within minutes it was pretty heavy, with visibility appearing to be reduced. Here’s some video: The winter weather advisory for the area is now in effect from 3 p.m. today until noon Wednesday. Two to 7 inches of snow between today, tonight and tomorrow still […]

A word from our sponsors: Home Again to host concealed carry course

Note: Home Again is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH A concealed carry class will be held at Home Again Restaurant, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $70 per person. Pre-registration is required. Includes coffee and donuts. This class follows the Wisconsin Department of Justice requirements and will allow you to file for […]

UPDATE: Snow accumulation extending into Wednesday

The latest National Weather Service forecast is calling for a little more snow than earlier and lasting a little longer too. We are now supposed to see rain and snow before 2 p.m., then snow and sleet between 2 and 3 p.m. and then snow after that.We could get from 1 to 3 inches of […]

Central’s Brandon Spencer qualifies for state bowling tournament

A member of the Central Bowling Team has qualified to go to the HS State Tournament on March 1,2 and 3 in Wausau at Dave Weston Lanes. Brandon Spencer is a junior at Central High School and has been on the bowling team for the past 3 years. He has placed 6th in the 3A […]

Sheriff investigating road hazard

At about 9:20 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is investigating a report of a road hazard in the area of Highways K and B along the Salem/Brighton border. Dispatch says broken glass has been reported there. UPDATE 9:30 p.m. — Deputy confirms an about six foot by six foot area of what appears to be broken […]

Riverview School second quarter honor roll

Note: This post sponsored by Mielke Stair Company LLC Riverview School has announced its honor roll for second quarter of the 2012-13 school year. Grade 6 High Honors: Riley Alexander, Alyssa Baillie, Sophia Bormann, Victoria Bormann, Kevin Brenner, Stormy Grumbeck, Ella Harper-Schiehl, Sarah Hinrich, Kevin Kessel, Haley Lamberson, Zachary Lamberson, Mason Moravectz, Kylie Ott, Noelle […]

Storm watch now an advisory

The National Weather Service has now issued a winter storm advisory for the area for Tuesday into Wednesday morning. Earlier the NWS had issued a Winter Storm Watch for approximately the same time period. Not much has change in the detail of the forecast. We are still expected to see 2 to 5 inches of […]

Wilmot UHS boys basketball sectional game tickets on sale

Tickets for the Wilmot-Stoughton Sectional game at Lake Geneva Badger will be on sale in the high school office at Wilmot Union High School from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Thursday. Tickets are $4 apiece for adults and students. Wilmot defeated rival Central High School 65-54 Friday and Waterford 47-40 on Saturday in regional […]

Winter Storm Watch issued for Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for an area of Wisconsin including Kenosha County. The local forecast calls for snow to start Tuesday after noon and accumulate 1 to 3 inches. Snow is expected to continue into the night accumulation of an additional 1 to 2 inches. That’s a total of […]

Central’s Trevor Foster recognized for community service with Habitat for Humanity

The Prudential Spirit of Community Award has named Trevor Foster of Central High School as one of the top runner-ups in the 2013 campaign. Trevor was selected as one of six Distinguished Finalists for his impressive community service activities and will receive an engraved bronze Distinguished Finalist medallion to commemorate this prestigious award. In addition, […]

Special Olympics Wisconsin Regional Basketball Tournament coverage

The 2013 Special Olympics Wisconsin Regional Basketball Tournament will took place Sunday at Wilmot Union High School. Thirty teams from throughout Southeast Wisconsin competed. Simultaneous games took place in the fieldhouse as well as the Maki Gym. The event is a Western Kenosha County Special Olympics Fund Raiser. There was a concession stand for breakfast […]

Pringle Nature Story Time Hike set for March 2

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be having a Nature Story Time Hike: At Grandpa’s Sugar Bush by Margaret Carney & Janet Wilson on Saturday, March 2, from 10 to 11 a.m. Alongside his grandpa, a young boy shares the tasks involved in making maple syrup the old-fashioned way. From tapping the trees […]

Units responding for investigation in Trevor

At about 1:05 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to an investigation at a business in the 26100 block of 110th Street, Trevor. Dispatch reports that a water line may be broken at the scene. ShareTweet0 Shares

Salem School hosts second grade parents for Valentine lunch

Salem held its annual 2nd Grade Valentine’s Day Luncheon with their parents on Feb. 13. First, parents and students worked together on a Valentine’s Day project in the classroom, and then had a chance to eat lunch with their son/daughter in the cafeteria. Over 70 parents attended. ShareTweet0 Shares

Rep. Kerkman backs audit of DCF oversight of Child-Placing Agencies

At a hearing last week, members of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee approved an audit of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) oversight of Child-Placing Agencies. The audit was approved unanimously by the Committee. “Ensuring the integrity of our public assistance programs is one of my highest priorities. The audit will provide a critical […]

Rebecca Torgerson makes UW-Whitewater Dean’s List

Rebecca Torgerson, 2009 Wilmot High School graduate, has made the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Deans List with a 3.75 GPA. Current enrollment at UW-Whitewater is about 12,000 students. Rebecca is also currently employed at Aurora Health Care, while pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders and then a Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology. ShareTweet0 Shares

Wheatland School District chooses Karcher principal for next superintendent

The Wheatland School District Board has chosen a new superintendent, it was announced this week. Martin McGinley, principal at Karcher Middle School in the Burlington Area School District, will succeed Jason Tadlock when Tadlock moves on to a new position in Elkhorn at the end of the current school year. An announcement of the move was made […]

Deaths Feb. 23, 2013: Arthur James Washack, Regina M. Beaver

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: Arthur James Washack, 77, of Sturtevant, and formerly of Paddock Lake,, passed away Friday, February 22, 2013. Regina M. Beaver, 105, of Brighton, died Friday, February 22, 2013. ShareTweet0 Shares

Former Paddock Lake Trustee Arthur Washack dies

Former Paddock Lake village Trustee Arthur Washack died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. He was 77. Washack was living in Sturtevant at the time of his death. A full obituary is available here. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to crash in Twin Lakes

At 7 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and village police officers are responding to a report of a crash at East Main Street and Strickland in Twin Lakes. UPDATE 7:05 p.m. — Police officer on the scene reports three vehicle involved, two of which were parked and unoccupied. One injury. UPDATE 7:37 p.m. […]

Units responding to fire alarm in Twin Lakes

At about 3:05 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding to a report of a fire alarm in the 1200 block of Musial Road in Twin Lakes. UPDATE 3:13 p.m. — Fire Units are clearing the scene. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for crash at Highways 45 and 50

At 1:28 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff,s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 45 and 50 in Bristol. Three vehicles involved, with one having left the scene to the south, dispatch reports. UPDATE 1:31 p.m. — One person reporting back pain, dispatch reports. Scene is west of […]

Deaths Feb. 22, 2013: Ruth Gerber, Sonja Laverne Davis, Todd Elverman

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: Share3Tweet3 Shares

Wilmot vs. Central regional basketball score

Rivals Wilmot and Central high schools are playing in a boys basketball regional game tonight at Wilmot. At halftime, Wilmot is leading Central 34 to 27. UPDATE 7:52 p.m. — Third quarter was very strong for Wilmot. At the end of the quarter, Wilmot is winning 55 to 37. UPDATE 8:10 p.m. — Final 68-40 […]

Salem UMC smorgasbord is March 10

The Annual Smorgasbord & Silent Auction at Salem United Methodist Church (25130 85th Street in Salem, WI) will take place, Sunday, March 10 from 12:00-5:00 p.m.   Menu includes: chicken, roast beef, Swedish meatballs, homemade mac & cheese; mashed potatoes, veggies, loads of salads; dessert & drink.  Advance ticket price is:  Adults (14 & up): $8.00;  […]

UPDATE: 3.5 inches of snow on ground so far

At about 6:30 a.m., we are recording about 3.5 inches of snow on the ground at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. That’s on the low end of the 3 to 5 inches forecast for last night. The snow has stopped falling for now but the National Weather Service forecast suggests we could be in for […]

Units Responding to Salem Grade School

3:29 pm Salem Fire and Rescue are responding to Salem Grade School for a 13-year-old boy with a cut finger. ShareTweet0 Shares

Wisconsin Lions Camp participant applications available

The Wisconsin Lions Camp, owned and operated by the Wisconsin Lions Foundation Inc., begins its 57th year of camping for youth and adults with disabilities on May 29. The twelve-week summer camping program is provided free of charge, made possible by the financial support of the Lions, Lioness, and Leo Clubs of Wisconsin, including the […]

Trees available through county tree program

A wide variety of trees and shrubs are available for sale through the Kenosha County Tree Program. Kenosha County has offered these native species for more than 25 years and, in that time, nearly one million trees have been sold. The purpose of the program is to promote conservation and to help area residents to […]

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