Posts from ‘July, 2013’

Deaths July 25, 2013: Virginia A. Andresen

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

Units responding for crash in Paris

At about 6:47 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at a drag strip in the 18400 block of Highway KR (First Street) in Paris. A vehicle is rolled over on the track and injuries are being reported, dispatch reports. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for report of crash on Highway 50

At about 2:39 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 12500 block of Highway 50. A car and a truck are involved. A Twin Lakes Rescue unit happens to be on scene and reports injuries, dispatch says. UPDATE 2:45 p.m. — Kenosha Fire Department units also […]

Daily Harvest: This fair has talent (show)

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Fairgoers with talent can display their skills at the Kenosha County Fair. The fair will host a talent show at the Free Acts Stage — one night only — on Thursday, Aug. 16, starting at 6 p.m. This is a change from previous years […]

Central HS parent/athlete meetings set for Aug. 5

All Central High School prospective fall athletes must attend the mandatory fall parent/athlete meeting on Aug. 5. There will be two identical meetings, with one starting at 6 p.m. and one at 7 p.m. Please select the one that works better for your schedule. If you have any questions please contact the Westosha Central Athletic […]

Units responding for residential alarm in Trevor

At about 8:55 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a residential supervisory alarm in the 28400 block of 106th Street in Trevor. Alarm was reported by a passer-by who heard a smoke alarm going off. The caller did not believe anyone was home and they smelled slight burning odor. ShareTweet0 Shares

Deaths July 24, 2013: Leslie William Huff

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

Rep. Kerkman: Lottery audit shows areas for improvement

The state legislature’s Joint Audit Committee, co-chaired by state Rep. Samantha Kerkman, Tuesday released its annual audit report on the Wisconsin Lottery. The committee’s statement on the audit said: The report contains both a program evaluation and a financial audit of the Lottery, whose revenues are used exclusively for property tax relief in Wisconsin. In […]

Wilmot Shooting Club fundraiser is July 28

A fundraiser for Wilmot Shooting Club will be held Sunday, July 28 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Silver Lake Sportsman Club, 27000 85th Street (Highway F), Silver Lake. The event will include shooting, food, raffles and prizes. ShareTweet0 Shares

Garage sales page updated

West of the I’s garage sales page has been updated. Be sure to check it out each week before you begin your bargain hunting. If you’d like your sale added to the list, please drop us a line at darren@westofthei.com. Include your address, days, hours etc. We’ll even add a map to your info. ShareTweet0 Shares

Salem man involved in shooting and suicide Tuesday night, police say

A 43-year-old Salem man is suspected of shooting a man in Pleasant Prairie Tuesday evening before shooting himself in a Racine park later that night. An article on the incident at journaltimes.com says the names of the individuals involved are not being released by police at this time. The man shot in Pleasant Prairie is […]

St. Francis Xavier Parish “Family Fun Day and Auction is Aug. 3

St. Francis Xavier Parish “Family Fun Day and Auction” will take place Aug. 3 at the church grounds, 1704 240th Ave. in Brighton. This annual event includes children’s games, food, refreshments and more. Games start at 3 p.m. Outdoor mass at will be at 4 p.m. The Live Auction is at 6:30 p.m., with viewing […]

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

Note: Lakeside Sentry is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH 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 (click here to see ad) are effective from Thursday, July 25 through […]

Units responding for investigation in Paddock Lake

At about 9:50 p.m.., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to the 6400 block of 238th Avenue in Paddock Lake for an investigation. Dispatch says a person on the east side of Paddock Lake reports seeing a large fire across the lake. UPDATE 10:10 p.m. —  Fire command says fire was a brush pile […]

Daily Harvest: NASCAR star Tony Stewart to race in Wilmot during Kenosha County Fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Tony Stewart, a two-time champion of NASCAR’s premier racing series, will be racing at Wilmot Raceway during the Kenosha County Fair on Friday, Aug. 16. Stewart is expected to fly in from Michigan, where the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is racing that weekend, to […]

Deaths July 23, 2013: Frank H. Voss

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

Westosha Head Start is now enrolling

Westosha Head Start is now enrolling for the 2013-14 school year. Head Start is a state and federally funded pre-school program that is at no cost to families. We enroll children who are 3-5 years of age living in Western Kenosha County. Please call soon as spaces are limited: 862-6168. ShareTweet0 Shares

A word from our sponsors: Wisconsin Emissions Testing available at Wilmot Auto Service

Note: Wilmot Auto Service is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Wisconsin Emissions Tests can now be done at Wilmot Auto Service. The test is free to you. Call 862-6300 for an appointment. Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 to 11 a.m. Wilmot Auto Service, Inc is an independent […]

Kerkman co-authored FoodShare trafficking bill signed into law

Assembly Bill 82, which criminalizes FoodShare trafficking at the state level, was signed into law Monday by Gov. Scott Walker. The bill was brought forward by state Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Randall) and Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills). AB 82 passed in the State Assembly earlier this session on a vote of 73-24, and shortly thereafter […]

Chance of a thunderstorm tonight increasing

The chance of our are seeing a thunderstorm tonight has increased the latest National Weather Service forecast now says. There’s an 80 percent chance of a thunderstorm for our area tonight before 1 a.m. (as of 10:27 p.m.). Radar shows a pretty good size storm making its way along the state line, with severe thunderstorm […]

Units responding to crash in Twin Lakes

At about 9:24 p.m., Twin Lake Fire and Rescue units and village police officers are responding to a report of a crash at Willow and 400th Avenue in Twin Lakes. Crash involves one vehicle and a parked vehicle, dispatch says. UPDATE 9:46 p.m. — Police officer calls for a tow truck. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to report of wires on fire in Twin Lakes

At about 8:16 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and village police officers are responding to a report of wires on fire in the 2800 block of East Lakeshore Drive in Twin Lakes. Dispatch says fire was reported by a pizza delivery person. UPDATE 8:27 p.m. — Police officer on scene says line is […]

Deaths July 22, 2013: Libby A. Pearson

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

Get ready for the 2013 Kenosha County Fair!

The Kenosha County Fair is right around the corner. The fair will take place this year from Aug. 14-18 at the fairgrounds in Wilmot adjacent to Wilmot Union High School. The theme this year is “Harvest the Fair.” Daily admission is $9 for 12 years old and above. Ages 8 to 11 are $5 a […]

Lake Mary drowning victim identified

The identify of a Kenosha man who died Saturday after jumping into Lake Mary in Twin Lakes from a boat that was taking on water has been released by the Twin Lake Police Department. According to a statement released by Twin Lakes Police Chief Dale Racer: Charles E. Williams Jr., 27, Kenosha, along with two […]

Units responding for alarm in Silver Lake

At about 9:10 a.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to an alarm on North Cogswell Drive in Silver Lake. The smoke alarm is sounding in a condo unit, dispatch advises. UPDATE 9:20 a.m. — Smoke was from cooking. Alarm has been reset. Units are returning to quarters. ShareTweet0 […]

Deaths July 21, 2013: Ryan T. Derflinger, Anna Marie “Anne” C. Bierdz, Paul T. Mysker, Robert W. “Bob” Busch

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

Chance of rain to diminish overnight

At about 5:45 p.m. it’s finally raining pretty good in Paddock Lake. But this may be it. The National Weather Service forecast calls for a diminishing chance of rain and thunderstorms overnight. Tonight’s low temp should be about 65. UPDATE 5:53 p.m. — But as I drive west on Highway 50 in Salem it sure […]

Wilmot UMC to host car show/pork chops and corn roast on Aug. 10

The Wilmot United Methodist Church, 11425 Fox River Road, Wilmot, will be hosting it’s Annual Classic Car Show with Pork Chops and Corn Roast on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 3  to 7 p.m. The cost is Adults $8.00; Children ages 5-12 $5.00; and children 4 and under free. The menu includes: pork chop sandwich, ear of […]

Daily Harvest: Still time to enter the Fairest of the Fair contest

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The 2013 Kenosha County Fairest of the Fair Contest is open to all residents of the city or county of Kenosha. Contestants must be single, at least 18 years of age on Jan. 1, 2013 but will not reach the age of 25 by […]

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