Posts from ‘January, 2014’

Units responding for fire in Bristol

At 7:55 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a structure fire in the area of 187th Avenue and 119th Street in Bristol. UPDATE 8:08 p.m. — Kenosha Area Fire Rescue Scanner Facebook page is reporting that Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue, Newport Fire Department and Antioch Fire Department […]

Salem Fire/Rescue responding to mutual aid to Racine County

At 6:18 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue is responding for mutual aid to Racine County. The incident is a crash at Highway P and Warren Road. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for investigation in Bristol

At 4:50 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to the 7900 block of Highway 45 in Bristol. Per dispatch: A caller says their car struck metal debris in the road and is now leaking fluid — probably gas — onto the road. UPDATE about 4:55 p.m. — Deputy estimates […]

Youth as Resources grants available

Looking for money for your next community service or service learning project? Kenosha County Youth As Resources (YAR), a program dedicated to youth empowerment, is seeking youth-led groups to apply for grant funds of up to $500 for their next service project. A simple two-page application form and a short presentation to YAR board members […]

School closure announcements for Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

The following Western Kenosha County school districts have announced they are closed Tuesday due to continued expected extreme wind chill readings: Brighton School. Bristol School. Central High School. Lakewood School. Paris School. Randall School. Riverview School. Salem School. Trevor-Wilmot School. Wheatland Center School. Wilmot Union High School. Westosha Head Start CESA #2. Note: We will […]

Riverview School Fab 5 event is Jan. 31

The 6th Annual Riverview School Fab 5 will take place  Friday, Jan. 31, from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Community members, families, friends, students, staff…everyone is invited. This unique event promotes cooperation, school spirit, and multiple skill/intelligence areas, all in one night of fun. Come and watch students, teachers, and staff participate in the Fabulous Five […]

Scouts hosting Super Bowl Sunday – Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction Feb. 2

Boy Scout Troop 328 will be hosting a Super Bowl Sunday – Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction on Feb. 2. The event will take place at the Salem Grade School located at the corner of  Highways 83 andAH in Salem. The breakfast runs from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Offered are pancakes, sausage, eggs, biscuits […]

School closings for Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

The following Western Kenosha County school districts have announced they are closed Monday due to expected extreme wind chill readings and the potential for whiteout driving conditions: Bristol School. Lakewood School. Paris School. Providence Catholic School. Randall School. St. Alphonus Catholic School. Salem School. Trevor-Wilmot School. Wilmot Union High School. Riverview School, Brighton School, Central […]

Units responding for CO alarm in Salem

At 1:40 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a sounding carbon monoxide/smoke alarm at a home in the 9400 block of 275th Avenue in Salem. Per dispatch: Homeowner returned after being gone for two weeks to find alarm sounding. No smoke seen; no CO symptoms being experienced. UPDATE 2:03 […]

Units responding for snowmobile crash in Wheatland

At 1:26 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to a report of a snow mobile crash near the 33700 block of Highway JB in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Crash scene is along a trail in a field. UPDATE 1:29 p.m. — Per dispatch: Deputy on scene reports one […]

3 inches of snow on the ground; wind chill warning for Tuesday

We measured a solid 3 inches of snow fall overnight at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. That was the most that was in the forecast. There’s no new snow accumulation in the forecast for the next couple of days, though wind should pick-up later today and start blowing around the snow already on the ground, […]

A word from our sponsors: Jan. 26, 2014 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): 21818 121ST ST, SALEM 7940 FREDRICKSBURG CT #202, BRISTOL ShareTweet0 Shares

The Sharing Center receives grant from AT&T Wisconsin

AT&T Wisconsin has announced a $2,250 donation to The Sharing Center to support its food pantry and community emergency resource program. The Sharing Center provides a helping hand to those living in Western Kenosha County by providing food, household items and education in an environment of respect and dignity. “Our mission is to help the […]

Winter weather advisory starting earlier; wind chill watch Mon.-Wed.

The National Weather Service has moved issued a winter weather advisory for Sunday and a wind chill watch from Monday to Wednesday. Sunday’s winter weather advisory starts at 3 a.m. and extends to 6 a.m. Monday. Snow is expected to start falling after 3 a.m. and taper off later in the morning. Wind chill reading […]

Happening now: Lake Shangri-la Ice Fishing Derby

Lake Shangri-la’s 45th Annual Ice Fishing Derby — “the biggest little fishing derby in the world” – is taking place todya and tomorrow. Regular photo contributor West Jacobs was out on the scene today and shared these photos with us. To compete for the fishing prizes, you can register on Saturday and Sunday of the […]

Units responding to crash on Highway 50

At about 11:10 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding along with Kenosha Fire Department for a crash in the 14400 block of Highway 50 along the Bristol-Kenosha border. Per dispatch: Crash involves a pick-up truck rolled over on its side. Driver is out of vehicle and in the car of a passerby. The pick-up […]

4-H Tack Sale is Sunday

The Kenosha County 4-H Horse Project Annual Tack Sale will be Sunday,  Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wilmot Union High School. There will be new & used tack, veterinarian speakers, 50-plus silent auction items, door prizes and great food. More info is available here. Share3Tweet3 Shares

Deputies reporting icy conditions

Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputies are responding to numerous reports of cars off the road and icy road conditions as of 11 a.m. ShareTweet0 Shares

Marcella Weiss picked for Cardinal Stritch U. pilgrimage

Marcella Weiss, a 2009 graduate of Wilmot High School, has been selected by Cardinal Stritch University to take part in a Pilgrimage to Assisi, to visit the major sanctuaries associated with Sts. Francis and Clare. Pilgrims participate in rituals, prayers, Eucharistic celebrations, historical visits and lectures. More information on the pilgrimage is available here. Share1Tweet1 […]

Units responding for crash in Bristol on Highway C

At 10:27 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash along Highway C about a quarter of a mile west of Highway 45 in Bristol. Per dispatch: Single vehicle involved. Red vehicle rolled over on its side. UPDATE 10:31 a.m. — Per fire command at the […]

Units responding to crash on Highway 83 in Salem

At about 10:10 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 9500 block of Highway 83 in Salem (south of Highway AH and north of Salem Town Hall). UPDATE 10:13 a.m. — Sounds like two vehicles involved. Per fire command at the scene: Someone […]

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At 9:26 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 21500 block of Highway C in Bristol. Per dispatch: One vehicle involved off the road to the north side. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 9:25 a.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue units are responding to a report of a rollover crash in the 33100 block of Highway 50 in Wheatland. Additional manpower from Wheatland FD was requested after the initial tone out. UPDATE 9:40 a.m. — All Wheatland units are clearing the scene […]

Deaths Jan. 24, 2104: Gerald H. “Jerry” Davis

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

Twin Lakes FD responding for mutual aid

At 6:28 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding for mutual aid to Richmond Fire Department for a crash at Highway 173 and North Solon Road. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for crash in Paris

At 2:47 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 14700 block of Highway N in Paris. Per dispatch: Two cars involved with one person reporting an injury at this time. UPDATE 2:51 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on the scene says one vehicle […]

Providence Catholic School hosts bingo on first Saturdays

Providence Catholic School is hosting bingo the first Saturday of every month through May. Two 10-Game Sessions 6-8 p.m. Cash pay-outs every game. Enjoy the regular bingo menu of super nachos, brats, burgers, baked goods and other refreshments, plus a different homemade dinner special each month. Food opens at 5 p.m. Bonus full-card winner gets a […]

Wind chill of -30-plus possible early next week

They haven’t quite committed to it in their regular local forecast, but the National Weather Service office in Sullivan is now beginning to suggest that wind chill readings early next week could again reach -30 — or maybe a little more. School officials here said earlier this month that a wind chill of -35 is […]

Abigail Reeves makes UW-Whitewater women’s basketball squad

Abigail Reeves, a sophomore accounting major from Salem, has made the 2013-14 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s basketball team. The Warhawks are six-time conference champions, and will look to add a seventh title this season. “The season is about becoming faster and pushing the ball farther,” said Keri Carollo, head coach. “Keeping the team concept that […]

Winter weather advisory & wind chill advisory issued

A pair of advisories concerning weather in this area tonight and tomorrow have been issued by the National Weather Service. A wind chill advisory went into effect at 6 p.m. Thursday and will continue to 10 a.m. Friday. Wind chill values could be as low as -30 during that period. Winds could be gusting as […]

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