Posts from ‘December, 2013’

Deaths Dec. 26, 2013: Walter Bushie

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

Cavalenes resigns from Paris School Board

The following statement about the resignation of Paris School Board member Michael Cavalenes was released today by the the school district: Paris Jt. 1 Board of Education member, Michael Cavalenes, has notified Board President, Deanna Krumm, of his resignation from the Board effectively immediately. Mr. Cavalenes was serving the third year of a three year […]

Central HS to present info on financial aid for college

Central High School will present an informational meeting on applying for financial aid for college on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Kristina Klemens, a financial aid counselor at UW-Parkside, will be the speaker. Klemens will present information on grants, scholarships, and loans. The meeting will be held in the CHS All-Purpose Room. Applications and […]

Units responding for CO alarm in Salem

At about 8:45 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a home in the 24000 84th Street in Salem. A carbon monoxide alarm is sounding, but no one there is feeling ill, dispatch reports. ShareTweet0 Shares

A word from our sponsors: New weekly ad for Marv & Alison’s Sentry posted at westofthei.com

Note: Marv & Alison’s Sentry is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH This week’s ad for Marv & Alison’s Sentry (formerly 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 […]

Central HS receives grant for jazz band music

In November, the Madison Jazz Society awarded grants totaling $7,100 from its School Grant Fund to music programs in 27 Wisconsin schools. The grants are funding jazz centered programs designed to help students learn about and perform jazz. In announcing the awards, MJS President Linda Marty Schmitz stated, “We are very pleased that these grants […]

Josh Wang selected for UW-Whitewater Chamber Singers

Josh Wang, a senior music major from Bristol, has been selected as a member of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 2013-14 Chamber Singers. The group is the top choir specializing in classical music on campus, with students of all majors chosen after a two-day audition process that tests their musical literacy and skills. “The Chamber Singers […]

Units responding for skid loader fire in Paris

At 7:56 a.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of an equipment fire in the 17600 block of First Street in Paris. Dispatch reports a skid loader is on fire. UPDATE 8 a.m. — Dispatch says a caller at the scene says the skid loader is in a shed. People at […]

Merry Christmas from westofthei.com!

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Units responding for CO alarm in Salem

At about 9:55 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a carbon monoxide alarm in the 24300 block of 113th Street in Salem. ShareTweet0 Shares

Deaths Dec. 24, 2013: Harvey Henry Schilz, Charles D. Maybaum

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

Westosha Kiwanis organizes effort to make Trevor family’s home accessible

A Trevor family is benefiting this Christmas Eve — and in coming weeks — from an effort by Westosha Kiwanis Club and other volunteers and agencies to make their house more accessible. Maryann Sosa and her daughter Isabelle are the beneficiaries of the improvements. About 20 volunteers Tuesday were installing a ramp to access the […]

More snow headed our way

It’s nothing dramatic, but snow continues to show up in the forecast for coming days. Last night, we received about 1 inch of snow at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. Tonight, the National Weather Service says we should get 1 to 2 inches more. On Christmas Day itself, there is a 70 percent chance of […]

Rep. Kerkman adds legislative assistant

State Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Randall) has a new addition to her staff in the Madison office. Nicole Walentowski has recently been hired on as Rep. Kerkman’s Legislative Assistant. Nicole was born and raised in northern Wisconsin and grew up enjoying the many recreational, educational, and community activities Wisconsin has to offer. Upon completing high school, […]

Conservation stewardship program offers payments for farm and forest lands

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting new applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Farm and forest landowners and producers may apply by Jan. 17 for possible 2014 funding. CSP encourages agricultural producers to maintain existing conservation activities and adopt additional ones on their Applications can be made at any time at […]

West of the I businesses wish you happy holidays

Need a dose of holiday spirit? Check out West of the I’s video holiday greetings. A new group is featured on our front page this week and all are available for viewing on the Video Holiday Greetings page. ShareTweet0 Shares

Salem School safety patrol learn CPR from Salem Fire/Rescue

Members of Town of Salem Fire/Rescue trained Salem’s Safety Patrol Members in Adult and Child Hands Only CPR and AEDlast week. The students in grades 6 – 8 are selected to be members of the safety patrol. These students are leaders on and off of the school buses. Their presence helps to keep students safe. […]

Twin Lakes Fire Dept. hosting blood drive Dec. 27

BloodCenter of Wisconsin is asking Kenosha County residents to save the day for patients by donating blood at an upcoming drive in Twin Lakes, on Friday, Dec. 27, from 9  a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The drive is sponsored by the Twin Lakes Fire Department and will be at the Village Hall, 108 E. Main St. […]

Wilmot UHS Varsity Cheer Team headed to Orlando comeptition in Feb.

Wilmot High School Varsity Cheer Team on placed 4th in their division at the UCA Regional Competition in Milwaukee on Saturday, December 7. They also earned a bid to the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida to be held Feb. 8-9, 2014. Share4Tweet4 Shares

Deaths Dec. 23, 2103: Irene Lee White, Nicholas J. Becker, Charles F. “Chuck” Elverman

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

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance volunteers sought

United Way of Kenosha County is working in partnership with Gateway Technical College, Carthage College, the Kenosha County Job Center and other community organizations to support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, which provides income tax preparation services for low-moderate income individuals and families. Last year, volunteers assisted clients in receiving over $1.368 million […]

Casino decision may wait until after 2014 gov. election

Holding your breath waiting for a decision on the fate of the Kenosha Menominee tribal casino? Breathe. A top aide to the governor told the Journal-Sentinel the decision may wait until after the Nov. 2014 governor’s election. The Menominee tribe has been seeking approval to build a casino on the grounds of the closed Dairyland […]

Providence students collect clothing for The Sharing Center

Providence Catholic School Student Council and students participated in a special Advent project. Students collected specific clothing items each Friday for three weeks. The collection included: 64 pairs of gloves, 9 scarves, and 73 winter hats. The 146 clothing items were donated to the Trevor Sharing Center Share2Tweet2 Shares

Deaths Dec. 22, 2103: Gail Jean Schenning, George N. Willkomm

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 snowmobile trails open

The Kenosha County snowmobile trail system has been opened, as of this afternoon. A recording at the Kenosha County snowmobile trail hotline (671-4944) updated at 2 p.m. Sunday says the trails are being opened “immediately.” Share8Tweet8 Shares

Winter storm warning canceled

With little to no new snow falling at about 1:30 p.m., the National Weather Service has canceled the winter storm warning that as to continue until 6 p.m. There is still a 70 percent chance of snow tonight, with less than a half inch of accumulation forecast. In total for last night and today, we […]

Units responding for crash in I-94

At about 8:35 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units along with sheriff’s deputies and state troopers are responding to I-94 northbound lanes near the Highway 165 interchange for a crash. Three vehicles involved. UPDATE 8:39 a.m. — An additional vehicle — now four total — involved, dispatch […]

Snow update

At westofthei.com HQ in Paddock Lake, we had about 3 inches on the ground from last night’s snow storm as of about 8 a.m. The local National Weather Service forecast calls for the snow to be mostly over here by 1 p.m. The winter storm warning continues in effect until 6 p.m. at this point. […]

Winter storm warning issued

The National Weather Service has now issued a winter storm warning for our area. The warning is in effect until 9 p.m. The NWS Sullivan office says the actual snow is starting later than originally projected, with freezing rain and wintry mix in the meantime. In Paddock Lake, we’re getting light rain at about 7:20 […]

Photos from Friday night Bloomfield Road barn fire

A fire destroyed a barn along Bloomfield Road in Wheatland Friday night. Two horses were rescued from the barn. Several chickens also were removed. Firefighters on the scene faced considerable challenges from ice. Roads leading to the scene were slick and the drive at the property in the 39400 block of Bloomfield Road was narrow […]

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