Posts from ‘August, 2013’

Twin Lakes residents can recycle electronic waste at no charge in Sept.

For the month of September, Twin Lakes will be collecting electronic waste from village residents at the Recycling Center at no charge. Residents can bring electronic devices including TVs, computers, microwaves, and DVD players to the recycling center during its operating hours all month. The devices, which are banned from the landfill, will be recycled. […]

Illinois Tollway to publish fine offenders names

Using the Illinois Tollway is a fact of life for Western Kenosha Countians, whether getting to work, or visiting family and friends or visiting the allures of Chicago. But if you’ve been using the tollway without paying and racking up some big fees due, the Tollway may be going public with your name, The Chicagoist […]

Course for caregivers registration due Sept. 4

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 6-week educational series designed to provide the caregiver the tools needed to take care themselves. This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Classes will be held at Wynwood of Kenosha, […]

Senior Dining to provide noon meals at The Sharing Center

Senior Dining, administered by Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services, is now providing noon-time meals to those 60 and over and their spouse at The Sharing Center in Trevor (25700 Wilmot Road). The meal site is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday for service. Reservations are required by 10:30 the day before by calling 262-948-9890. There […]

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, Aug. 22 through […]

Paris tables resolution to oppose roundabout at Highways 45 and 142

Paris Town Board members tabled consideration of a formal resolution expressing opposition to placement of a roundabout intersection at Highways 45 and 142 until after state Department of Transportation officials agreed to attend the Sept. 24 board meeting. At that meeting, Paris officials expect the DOT representatives to explain options for improving traffic control at […]

Units responding for fire in Salem: barn destroyed

At about 5:26 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in the 25800 block of 103rd Street (Highway SA) in Salem. UPDATE 5:28 p.m. — A barn is in flames, dispatch reports and nearby trees are also on fire. UPDATE 5:32 p.m. — Deputy shutting […]

Community Library branches closed Monday

All Community Library branches, Salem, Silver Lake, and Twin Lakes will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day. Regular hours at all locations will resume on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. ShareTweet0 Shares

PTA treats Bristol School teachers to coffee at inservice

Bristol School teachers were treated to fresh, delicious coffee shop coffee to begin this year’s teacher inservice days. The coffee was provided as a thank you from the school’s Parent/Teacher Association. In addition to providing the coffee, the PTA president talked about all of the wonderful ways the parents of the Bristol community can help […]

Twin Lakes Movies in the Park concludes Friday with “Rango”

The Village of Twin Lakes Park Commission and season sponsor Baxter and Woodman Consulting Engineers 2013 season for the Movies in the Parks program concludes Friday. “Rango” will be screened beginning at dusk in the outdoor amphitheater on the shores of Lake Mary at Lance Park. Bring a blanket or chair for these free, family-friendly […]

Heat advisory remains in effect for today

A National Weather Service heat advisory remains in effect for noon to 8 p.m. today for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. With temperatures expected as high as 94, heat index values may get as high as 105. Here are some tips for dealing with the heat — including a list of official […]

A word from our sponsors: SEWAPCS Fall Harvest Days is Sept. 13-15 in Union Grove

Note: SEWAPCS Fall Harvest Days is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The 22nd Annual SEWAPCS Fall Harvest Days show will be held at the Racine County Fairgrounds in Union Grove, rain or shine Sept. 13-15. Gates open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day ($5 adults, free for children 12 and under). Parking is free. There will […]

Boy Scouts and Venture Crew adopt ice house trail

Boy Scout Troop 328 and Venture Crew 328 met in Silver Lake to hold their first clean up on Aug. 6. on the Silver Lake Ice House Trail. Close to 40 Scouts, Venture Crew members and leaders cleaned up along the trail at Silver Lake County Park. The work was followed by swimming and a cookout […]

Wheatland Town Board limits ice motorcycle use; may add muffler requirement

The Wheatland Town Board passed an ordinance Monday limiting use of motorcycles on frozen Lilly Lake to 10 specified hours on the weekend. The board also made a last minute addition that motorcycles on the lakes have mufflers. That addition will only go into effect if it is deemed legal by the town attorney. Chairman […]

Deaths Aug. 24, 2013: Harold F. Ludwig,

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

Bird tests postive for West Nile virus here

A bird in Kenosha County has tested positive for West Nile virus for the first time this year, the county Division of Heath has reported. Here is the full announcement: The Kenosha County Division of Health reports a dead crow/blue jay found in Kenosha County has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the […]

Heat advisory issued for Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for noon to 8 p.m., Tuesday for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. With a forecast for a high in the mid 90s, the heat index may be over 100, the advisory says. Here are some tips for dealing with the heat — including […]

Units responding for burning in Trevor

At about 2:50 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding for an investigation of burning in the area of 264th Avenue and the railroads tracks in Trevor. UPDATE about 3:05 p.m. — Grass rig and ATV from Wilmot station dispatched to the scene in the 10500 block of 264th Avenue. Note: Thanks to Kaet […]

Deputy responding for low wire in Bristol

At about 1:10 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is investigating a report of low wires in about the 15200 block of Highway WG along the state line. A caller reported that the wires were low along the side of the road but not quite on the ground, dispatch says. ShareTweet0 Shares

Deaths Aug. 25, 2013: Wallace A. ”Wally” Norin

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: Wallace A. ”Wally” Norin, 87, of Twin Lakes, died Aug. 24, 2013. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for crash on Highway C in Trevor

At 3:58 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 26900 block of Highway C (116th Street) in Trevor. A motorcyclist and truck are involved, dispatch reports. UPDATE 4 p.m. — Motorcyclist up and walking but reporting an ankle injury, dispatch reports. Eastbound lanes […]

Event in Silver Lake to benefit teen cancer patient

A baggo tournament and pig roast fundraiser to be held at The Marina in Silver Lake on Sept. 14 starting at noon will benefit an 18-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with brain cancer. The event is being organized by Silver Lake resident Allen Dunski. The cancer patient is Dunski’s niece, Haley. The fundraiser is […]

Heat wave begins today

A heat wave of high temperatures in the 90s is set to begin to today and continue through Tuesday, the current National Weather Service forecast says. Today’s high temp is forecast for 90, Monday’s for 92 and Tuesday’s for 94. A chance of stormy weather Tuesday night is forecast to bring temps down, with a […]

A word from our sponsors: Open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

Note: Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty, are westofthei.com sponsors. Here are open houses being hosted today by Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty (click the links below for more information): 9121 176TH AVE, BRISTOL 20119 63RD ST, BRISTOL 9000 226TH CT #4B, SALEM 10250 187TH AVE, BRISTOL ShareTweet0 Shares

County Division of Health initiative recognized

From the Kenosha County Division of Health: A quality improvement initiative from the Kenosha County Division of Health has been selected to be part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange (PHQIX) website. The Kenosha County Division of Health project, “Improving Practices for Better Birth Outcomes” will be […]

Salem PTO makes donation to restore Accelerated Reader

The Salem PTO presented a donation of $6,574 to money Salem School Board this week. The money will fund the Accelerated Reading Program and Star Reader Program for the school. The money came from from fundraising by the Salem PTO last year with donations from the Salem School community and local businesses that supported the […]

Paddock Lake considering more holiday activities

Paddock Lake may be a little more festive this holiday season if plans being considered by the village government progress. At last week’s Committee of the Whole meeting, village administrator Tim Popanda outlined preliminary plans for a Christmas season event that would expand beyond the Santa visit for children at Village Hall that has taken […]

Deaths Aug. 23, 2013: Charles W. Jackson, Paula E. Onstad

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

Casino for Dairyland Greyhound Park site OK’d by feds

We know it’s technically not West of the I but it is darn close. So we thought you might want to know that the casino proposed for the shuttered Dairyland Greyhound Park site has received federal approval, according to multiple media sources. The next step is approval by Gov. Scott Walker. Here’s a story from […]

Wilkomm Mobil fastpitch team finishes third in World Series

The Wilkomm Mobil men’s fastpitch team (from Bristol League) with local players Todd Lubkeman, Mark Nelson, Dirk Daniels and Jeff Ryczek (all Central High School grads) finished third in NAFA World Series held in Des Moines, Iowa with a 4-2 record. The Wilkomm team faced opponents from all over the nation, and played against players from […]

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