Posts from ‘April, 2014’

Lakewood School 8th grade rummage sale under way

Lakewood School’s eighth grade graduation rummage sale is going on Saturday until 2 p.m. The sale is taking place inside at Lakewood School. All are invited. Proceeds help offset the cost of graduation. Hot dogs, chips, soda and water also will be available for sale. ShareTweet0 Shares

Deaths April 25, 2104: Thom Arnulf Nilsen

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

Connor Grayson in UW-Whitewater production of “Romeo and Juliet”

“Romeo and Juliet,” the story of everlasting love and devastating tragedy, comes to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in a modern, steam punk production. Connor Grayson, a junior theatre education major from Silver Lake, appears as Lord Montague and Peter. Written by William Shakespeare, the play tells the tale of two teenagers in Verona that meet […]

Woman dies, man seriously injured in crash on I-94

A woman died and a man was seriously injured after a mini-van rear-ended a semi-truck on a section of I-94 under construction late Thursday night. From a news release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: On 04-24-14 at 2247 hours Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputies responded with the Kenosha Fire Department, Pleasant Prairie Fire Department, and […]

Wet run of weather on the way

If you have any outside work you are just dying to get done, you might want to get on that today or Saturday. The local National Weather Service forecast calls for from a 40 to 80 percent chance of rain from Sunday through Thursday. Today’s forecast calls for clearing skies and a high of 64. […]

Lakewood School referendum forum video

Lakewood School hosted a community forum on April 16 regarding its May 20 $5.9 million building improvement project referendum. If you were not able to attend, the Lakewood PTO has shared this video of the meeting: If passed, the tax impact of the referendum is expected to be about $6 per month of $100,000 of […]

Severe weather warning sirens are a drill

If you are hearing the severe weather sirens sounding right now at 1:45 p.m., they are part of a statewide drill. No actual dangerous weather has been sighted. ShareTweet0 Shares

Salem approves bid for 2014 road rehab program

The Salem Town Board last week approved a bid for the 2014 road rehabilitation program. The chosen bid from Black Diamond Group, Inc. of Oak Creek totaled $1,888,888 for four groups of work. The next lowest bid was $2,561,797. Four groups of work will be done: Streets in Salem Oaks Subdivision, Cross Lake Subdivision and […]

Units responding to Salem intersection for medical call

At about 11:27 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to the intersection of Highways 83 an SA for a medical call. Per dispatch: A 14-year-old male in a vehicle is experiencing extreme pain. ShareTweet0 Shares

Tornado warning drill scheduled for today

A statewide tornado drill is planned for today. Kenosha County is expected to participate. At 1 pm, the National Weather Service will issue a statewide mock tornado watch and at 1:45 pm a statewide mock tornado warning. Many radio and TV stations will participate in the drill. Kenosha County warning sirens are expected to be […]

Brighton School tree planting

Students at Brighton School recognized Earth Day and Arbor Day by planting a tree. The Greensprire Linden tree, donated by Breezy Hill Nursery, can grow as tall as 50 feet with heart-shaped leaves. Different classes came out to look and ask questions. Students in the enthusiastic kindergarten class had to touch the tree. They asked […]

Tree planting at Wheatland Center School

Kindergarten students at Wheatland School celebrated Earth Day by planting a tree. The Greensprire Linden tree, donated by Breezy Hill Nursery, can grow as tall as 50 feet with heart-shaped leaves. Students, wearing their Earth Day headbands, each took turns putting a shovel of dirt in the hole. Katie Angel, from Breezy Hill, talked to […]

Wheatland Center School Board considers post failed referendum options

The Wheatland Center School Board on Wednesday considered several courses of action in the wake of a failed referendum earlier this month. After the options were laid out, there wasn’t a lot of discussion, but perhaps district administrator summed it up best: “”We have to go back; we have to have a referendum.” The April referendum […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 5:26 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a crash at Highways 83 and JF in Salem. Per dispatch: A deputy on the scene is reporting that one vehicle is upside down in the northbound lane of Highway 83. ShareTweet0 Shares

Salem Fire/Rescue Battalion Chief Tom Seep to be honored at open house on April 27

Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Trevor Firefighter’s Association are hosting an Open House to honor Battalion Chief Tom Seep and wish him well in his new endeavor of retirement and to enjoy those things and family he set aside to provide services to this community. Anyone that desires to thank him for his services and […]

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At 3:13 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 20100 block of Highway C in Bristol. Per dispatch: Injuries being reported. ShareTweet0 Shares

Cody Lane selected for Wisconsin Hilldale Research Fellowship

Cody Lane of Brighton has been selected to receive a 2014-15 Wiscnosn Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship. “The fellowships are awarded on the basis of a research proposal jointly developed by an undergraduate student and a UW-Madison faculty or research staff member,” explains a letter sent to Lane’s parents. Lane is in his second year at […]

Western Kenosha County Tennis Association seeks participants for Rally for Life on May 3

Note: westofthei.com is sponsor of this event. — DH The Western Kenosha County Tennis Association will be hosting a 24-hour tennis fundraiser event “RALLY FOR LIFE” proceeds to benefit The American Cancer Society of Kenosha County and The Sharing Center. This 24-hour event will take place on Saturday, May 3 at 3 p.m. through Sunday, […]

Kenosha County Income Maintenance unit gets top ranking

The Kenosha County Income Maintenance (IM) unit, in partnership with Racine County under the Wisconsin Kenosha Racine Partnership Consortium, achieved the number one ranking for the last two months in most performance categories. “This was accomplished as the result of the hard work and dedication of our staff and our strong partnership with Racine County,” […]

Paddock Lake Arbor Day celebration is April 26

Paddock Lake’s Arbor Day celebration will take place Saturday, April 26 at 10 a.m. at the Village Hall, 6969 236th Ave., Paddock Lake. Activities will include the planting of a donated tree. Paddock Lake is a one of 192 municipalities in Wisconsin with the Tree City USA designation, which it has had for 15 years. Holding […]

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  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 […]

Central Falcons shooting club week 5 results

Central Falcons shooting club varsity fell to the virtual score 117 to 115 last week. Top varsity shooters were: Megan Barton and Nicholas Thomey with 24 apiece, Mariano Ruffolo and Nathan Miller with 23 and Dan Heibor with 21. Junior varsity fell to the virtual score of 101-84. Top junior varsity shooters were: Paul Halladay with […]

Salem giving parking on town roads a look

At the prompting of Town Board members, Salem town staff will be looking into how neighboring municipalities handle allowing parking on streets. Supervisor Mike Culat raised the issue at the Committee of the Whole meeting Monday night. It was said that parking often becomes a problem for family gatherings and such , when residents have […]

Wilmot Shooting Club vs. Waterford results

Wilmot Shooting Club Varsity won last week against Waterford 122 vs.122 winning out by reverse run. Top 5 Varsity Shooters: Bodey Kaskin, Alicia Dale and Zach Heiselmann with perfect scores; Kyle Pufahl; Aaron Kerkman. Junior Varsity Shooters lost a close one, 109-114. Top 5 Junior Varsity shooter:  Ben Epping, Brad Knoll, Alex Siggeman, Matt Kauffman, Issac […]

A word from our sponsors: All-Star Lawn Care can handle your spring yard needs

With all this rain the grass will green and grow – but so will weeds. Now is the time to put down pre-emergent with a boost of nitrogen to keep last year’s crabgrass seeds from activating and stop other weeds from moving in. Fresh mulch and newly cut edging can also inexpensively increase curb appeal. […]

Incorporation committee make-up discussed by Salem Town Board

A committee to investigate the town of Salem incorporating as a village will have about 11 to 15 members – including two from the Town Board, Town Board members decided Monday. But exactly what will be the committee’s charge, how they will fulfill it and when are still to be decided. Such a committee was […]

Bruce A. Schaal, founding member of Randall FD, dies at 63

Bruce “Ticker” A. Schaal, 63, of Powers Lake, known for his work in local fire and rescue and as a local business leader, died today at the age of 63. Schaal was a lifetime member of the Twin Lakes Fire Department and Rescue Squad as well as one of the organizers of the Randall Fire Department. […]

Central HS Music Parents to host fundraiser Wed.

Central High School Music Parents Association is hosting a fundraiser at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit on Wednesday, April 23 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Twelve percent of the sales that take place during the designated time will be donated to the MPA. Dickey’s Barbeque Pit, is located at 11880 74th Place, Kenosha. Central High School Music […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 5:22 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash at Highway 83 and C in Salem. Per dispatch: Personnel on the scene say some injuries are being reported. UPDATE 5:26 p.m. — Salem Fire command reports two vehicles involved — one now on westbound Highway C and […]

Salem School celebrates Read Across America Week

Salem School is celebrating Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Week with many fun and special reading activities. Principal Ben Walshire read a book to students called “Mr. Tanen’s Ties.” This is a story about a school principal who wears silly and fun ties every day until someone tells him to only wear blue ties, […]

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