Posts from ‘November, 2013’

Bristol Village Board OKs fire department promotions

The Bristol Village Board approved three suggestions from Fire Chief Peter Parker for promotions within Bristol Fire & Rescue. Approved for promotions were: Ben Andersen to lieutenant. Andersen also works for the village’s public works department. Trent Smith to lieutenant. Smith is a paramedic and also works for the village’s public works department. Mike Keller to […]

Results of Western Kenosha County Transit Stuff the Bus food drive

Western Kenosha County Transit conducted a Stuff the Bus food drive Saturday to benefit The Sharing Center and the Twin Lakes Food Pantry. Collection points were Marv & Allison’s Sentry in Paddock Lake and Richter’s Marketplace in Twin Lakes. The food drive was able to collect 786.6 pounds of food and $239 in cash donations, said […]

Wilmot UHS basketball player Clements signs letter of intent

Wilmot’s standout senior girls basketball player Kari Clements signed her national letter of intent on Nov. 14 to attend Minot State University. Minot St. is a Division II school in Minot, North Dakota. The scholarship is a full ride scholarship including a 1/2 academic scholarship and a ½ basketball scholarship. Clements is set to become […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At 12:09 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 34100 block of Highway 50 in Wheatland. Per dispatch one vehicle is rolled over. UPDATE 12:16 p.m. — Caller told dispatch both occupants of the single SUV involved were able to get […]

Today’s snow may have some accumulation

The snow falling right now appears to be sticking in the worst spot — on the roads. There ahave already been some reports of slick spots on the scanner this morning. The National Weather Service forecast calls for snow and freezing drizzle, mainly before 3 p.m. with a high near 32. Wind continues today, with […]

Western Kenosha County Historical Society hosting holiday open house Dec. 1

The public is cordially invited to attend a Holiday Potluck on Dec. 1, Sunday,, hosted by the Western Kenosha County Historical Society at the history hall located at 25905 114th St. , Trevor. Arrival is 1 p.m. and sitting to eat is 2 p.m. Old and new faces are welcome. In addition to potluck, attendees […]

Happening now: Crossing Borders Artist Market & Studio Tours

Note: Wilmot Artisan Marrket is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The 2013 Crossing Borders Artist Market & Studio Tours with unique holiday items made by local artists will take place Nov. 23 and 24 and Dec. 7 and 8. The tour features glass blowers, potters throwing on the wheel, bronze sculptors, jewelers, Art/Coffee bars, jewelry, wood turning, […]

Central HS Academic Decathlon Team advances to regional

The 31st season of the Wisconsin Academic Decathlon began on Nov. 12 with 123 schools participating in local competitions around the state. Central’s Academic Decathlon Team was one of 60 teams that advanced from this contest to regional competition, which will be held in January at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The Wisconsin Academic Decathlon is […]

A word from our sponsors: Nov. 23, 2013 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): 24931 87TH ST #6, SALEM 3300 200TH AVE, PARIS 4501 STATE HWY 83, WHEATLAND ShareTweet0 Shares

Paddock Lake Area Lions to host indoor rummage sale Dec. 14

Paddock Lake Area Lions Club is holding its third annual Books and “More” Indoor Rummage Sale 3 on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 307 N. Cogswell Drive (American Legion Hall) in Silver Lake. It will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Just in time for the holidays, there will be bargains galore. Many, many books […]

Deaths Nov. 23, 2013: Gordon A. Stanton

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral. 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

County Division of Health one of first in nation to receive national accreditation

The Kenosha County Division of Health has announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of the nation’s Tribal, state, local, and territorial public health departments. The Kenosha […]

A word from our sponsors: Nov. 23, 2013 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): 3649 91ST PL, STURTEVANT ShareTweet0 Shares

Happening now: Western Kenosha County Transit Stuff the Bus! food drive until 2 p.m.

Note: Western Kenosha County Transit and Marv & Alison’s Sentry are westofthei.com sponsors. — DH Stuff the Bus!, a food drive hosted by Western Kenosha County Transit to support local charities, will take place Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. at Marv & Alison’s Sentry Foods in Paddock Lake and Richter’s Marketplace Foods […]

Power outage in Twin Lakes

At 11:25 a.m., Twin Lakes Police dispatch is reporting that they are receiving numerous calls from the Country Club Trails area that power is out. Police officer on patrol in the area says he sees no obvious reason for the outage. UPDATE 11:29 a.m. — Dispatch says utility trucks are responding. Reason for outage unknown. […]

Cold weekend in forecast

The National Weather Service forecast calls for some of the coldest weather we have seen here in a long time. Today’s high is forecast for a mere 23. Just to make that a little worse there will be 15 to 20 mph winds with gusts as high as 30 mph. Tonight’s low is forecast at […]

Deaths Nov. 22, 2103: Robert F. Schuerman

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral. 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

Deputy responding to crash in Trevor

At about 7:40 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a two-vehicle crash in the 25800 block of Highway C in Trevor. Per dispatch: Vehicles are partially blocking traffic with no injuries being reorted. ShareTweet0 Shares

Wilmot UHS Project Feed the Way to provide for over 100 families

Wilmot Union High School collected enough food with its  Project Feed the Way to allow over 100 families to receive complete Thanksgiving meals and an additional two weeks worth of food from The Sharing Center. Items collected by students included potatoes, gravy, canned vegetables, stuffing, as well as money for pies, turkeys, and chickens. The following […]

Silver Lake must fill trustee seat with election, says clerk

Silver Lake has surpassed the amount of time in which it could have appointed a person to fill out the remainder of resigned Trustee Barbara Ironside’s term, village clerk/treasurer Terry Faber said Wednesday. The time crunch is because a special election, in order to be held in conjunction with the regular spring election cycle, requires […]

Central HS to present Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will be presented by Central High School, located at 24617 75th Street in Paddock Lake. Based on the award winning animated feature film this is the enchanted tale of Belle, the provincial beauty who breaks the spell cast on the Beast and his castle. This classic fairy tale is both […]

Ice House Trail addition in Silver Lake is complete

The Silver Lake Ice House Trail addition to connect the trail through Silver Lake County Park to a residential neighborhood in Silver Lake is open, the county executive’s office announced this week: “With this additional segment, the Silver Lake Ice House Trail is about a mile in length,”County Executive Jim Kreuser said. “It’s a wonderful […]

Units responding to smell of gas in Slades Corners

At 7:50 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to Highways 50 and P in Slades Corners for an investigation. Dispatch says a caller is reporting a strong smell of natural gas in the area. UPDATE 7:52 p.m. — Units being told to stay in quarters while Wheatland Fire […]

Units responding for investigation in Salem

At about 6:50 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to the 8700 block of Antioch Road in Salem for an investigation. ShareTweet0 Shares

Twin Lakes swears in Collin Abbott as full-time officer

Collin Abbott was sworn in as a full-time police officer on the Twin Lakes Police Department. The ceremony took place at the beginning of Monday’s Village Board meeting. Abbott was introduce to the board and audience by Lt. Dennis Linn and sworn in by village administrator Jennifer Pollitt. Abbott’s new badge was pinned on to […]

Twin Lakes passes tax levy with less than 1 percent increase

Last year, the Twin Lakes Village Board approved an exactly flat tax levy . For 2014, there technically was an increase but not much — $5,399 or about .16 of a percent. The total levy for 2014 is $3,302,033. The small increase in the levy comes from incorporating the increases in the total assessed value […]

A word from our sponsors: Crossing Borders Artist Market & Studio Tours Nov. 23 & 24 and Dec. 7 & 8

Note: Wilmot Artisan Marrket is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The 2013 Crossing Borders Artist Market & Studio Tours with unique holiday items made by local artists will take place Nov. 23 and 24 and Dec. 7 and 8. The tour features glass blowers, potters throwing on the wheel, bronze sculptors, jewelers, Art/Coffee bars, jewelry, wood turning, […]

Deaths Nov. 20, 2013: Arbell J. Miles, John B. “Papa” Kreye

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral. 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

Silver Lake to change Village Board meeting schedule

The Silver Lake Village Board is planning to change its regular meeting schedule. An ordinance that received a first reading Wednesday would have the board meeting on the first Wednesday of the month be a committee of the whole where matters can be discussed, but not formally voted on. Then the meeting on the third […]

Former Salem Fire Chief John Kreye dies

John B. Kreye, a former chief of the Salem Volunteer Fire Department, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 16,  at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee. Kreye, of Brighton, was 55. A full obituary is available here. Share55Tweet55 Shares

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