Posts from ‘July, 2014’

Local students among Carthage College Class of 2014

A total of 602 students participated in the Carthage College graduation ceremony Sunday, May 25, in the N. E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center Field House. Graduates with local ties included: Brittney Helbig of Salem. Hannah Keller of Bristol. Andrew Myers of Salem. Catherine Kutzleb of Twin Lakes. James Schultz of Twin Lakes. Meagen Elle […]

Master Gardener classes to begin soon

Would you or someone you know make a great Master Gardener Volunteer? Orientation for 2014 Master Gardener Volunteer Program will be held Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th St., Bristol,or Tuesday, Aug.12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Western Racine Service Center, 209 North Main St., Burlington. Orientation is an […]

Daily Rose: Fair has two days of rides wristband specials

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH If you can’t get enough of the up and down and round and round of the midway rides at the Kenosha County Fair, then there are two days you will want to keep in mind. There will be two midway wrist band promotion days […]

Deaths July 27, 2014: Robert “Bob” Reinke

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

Charles Gitzinger honored for long term on Randall Plan Commission

Charles Gitzinger was honored Thursday for his time on the Randall Plan Commission. Town Chairman Bob Stoll presented Gitzinger with a plaque recognizing his service to the town. Gitzinger, who was the commission’s chairman when he stepped down, had served on the panel for 18 years. Gitzinger remains the town’s municipal judge. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for crash in Randall

At about 11:20 a.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a crash in the 8900 block of Lake Park Drive in Randall. ShareTweet0 Shares

A word from our sponsors: July 27, 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): 406 PARK AVE, TWIN LAKES 23115 84TH ST, SALEM 17414 WINFIELD RD, BRISTOL 27211 85TH PL #H2, SALEM 7638 244TH AVE, PADDOCK […]

Child unresponsive

An 11 year old was found unresponsive this afternoon in a Salem backyard. Town of Salem Fire/Rescue asked for Flight for Life to take the child to Children’s Hospital.   ShareTweet0 Shares

Daily Rose: Get educated at the School Exhibits Building

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH. If you’re looking for a place to get inspired about the school children of Western Kenosha County you might check out the School Exhibits Building at the Kenosha County Fair. The building is literally decorated wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling with school work of Kenosha County students. […]

Twin Lakes to open channel from Lake Elizabeth to new spillway

The Twin Lakes Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District approved spending no more than $2,400 for treatment of Eurasian milfoil and lilypads in an effort to open up a channel through which water can easier flow from the southern end of Lake Elizabeth to the newly constructed spillway located over the state line. Stantec will perform […]

Units responding for crash in Twin Lakes

At about 12:48 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding for a report of a crash on 110th Street east of Highway Z in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: Crash involves a single vehicle and a deer. UPDATE about 1:10 p.m. — One patient being transported by ambulance for […]

Darrick McCarthy and Mackenzie Moriarty among Augustana College Class of 2014

Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill., held its spring commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 25. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos delivered the commencement speech, and more than 600 students participated in the ceremony. Among the graduates: Darrick McCarthy, from Salem, graduated with a major(s) in Geology. Mackenzie Moriarty, from Trevor, graduated with a major(s) in NeuroscienceBiology. Those graduating […]

Car on railroad tracks

Town of Salem Fire and Rescue and Kenosha Sheriff’s Department were dispatched a little after 9 pm for a car on the railroad tracks. Their request to have all trains stopped was unsuccessful and a long freight train hit the car. No one was in the car at that time. The engine came to a […]

Healthy Food Drive set for July 27

A group of volunteers is hosting a Healthy Food Drive in Kenosha County to support the Sharing Center, which provides food to families and other local food shelters. The food drive will take place Sunday, July 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Richter’s Marketplace in Twin Lakes. Ideas for items to donate include: Fruits and […]

Annual Veteran’s Outing

Silver Lake American Legion welcomed veterans from Wisconsin Veteran’s Home at Union Grove and the Clement J. Zemblocki Medical Center in Milwaukee. It’s the 39th year they have hosted the veterans. One of the highlights this year is providing the veterans with Thanksgiving dinner. Share1Tweet1 Shares

Units responding for investigation in Bristol

At about 2:29 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to the 15600 block of 75th Street in Bristol for an investigation. Per dispatch: Smoke has been reported in the area. UPDATE 2:32 p.m. — Dispatch reports that a business in the area has a permit to conduct a burn today. UPDATE 2:23 p.m. […]

Deaths July 25, 2014: Mary W. Zinser

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

Showers, then thunderstorms likely today and tonight

There’s a 60 percent chance of a shower this evening and a thunderstorm later on, according to the National Weather Service forecast. The hourly weather graph indicates that the best chance of rain is between 5 and 6 p.m. A thunderstorm is most likely 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. A 60 percent chance of thunderstorms returns to […]

Garage sales page updated

West of the I’s garage sales page has been updated. Be sure to check it out each week before you begin your bargain hunting. If you’d like your sale added to the list, please drop us a line at darren@westofthei.com. Include your address, days, hours etc. We’ll even add a map to your info. ShareTweet0 Shares

Grant MacKinnon makes Dean’s List at Creighton University

The following local students Creighton University made the Dean’s List in the 2014 spring semester: Grant MacKinnon of Salem, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences Full-time students who earn a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale are eligible for the Dean’s Honor Roll. Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., enrolls […]

Daily Rose: See the antique farm machinery exhibit at the fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. – DH For 47 years there has been an antique farm machinery exhibit at the Kenosha County Fair. That’s a long time. But much of the equipment in this display will be considerably older. Some of the machinery you might see includes: Old-fashioned pitcher pump to […]

Deaths July 24, 2014: Jeanette E. Van Heirseele

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

Samuel Wagner in Lawrence University Class of 2014

Samuel Wagner, son of Spence and Amy Wagner, Salem, earned a bachelor of arts degree with a major in biology from Lawrence University Sunday, June 15 at the college’s 165th commencement. Wagner is a 2010 graduate of Catholic Central High School, Burlington. Award-winning broadcast journalist Charles Gibson, former anchor of ABC’s “World News” and long-time […]

Cody Lane named to UW-Madison Dean’s List

Cody Lane of Brighton was named to the University of  Wisconsin-Madison Dean’s List for the 2013 spring semester. Lane earned a 4.0 grade average for the semester. ShareTweet0 Shares

A word from our sponsors: Dousman Transport Co selected as a top workplace

Note: Dousman Transport Co is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Dousman Transport Co., Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Top Workplaces. The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on […]

Sheriff’s Department offering “Computer Cop” software

The following announcement is from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: Sheriff David Beth would like to announce that the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is releasing “Computer Cop” free to the public in Kenosha County. This is an Internet Safety Initiative for parents. The internet is a dangerous place for our children to travel. Predators are […]

Units responding for investigation in Silver Lake

At about 9:10 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue units and a Silver Lake Police officer are responding to a Northwater and Second for an investigation. Per dispatch: Caller reporting a burning rubber smell. UPDATE 9:17 p.m. — Police officer on the scene reports to dispatch a slight smell in the area, […]

Daily Rose: Get commercial at the fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The Commercial Building at the Kenosha County Fair hosts a wide variety of booths from the strictly commercial to the more philosophical. Through the years I have seen booths from law enforcement, political parties, builders, media, sellers of all types of merchandise and even […]

Units responding to crash in Salem

At about 5:55 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 21700 block of Salem Road (Highways AH) in Salem. UPDATE 5:58 p.m. — Two vehicles involved, in traffic. Deputy on scene. UPDATE 6:13 p.m. — Second ambulance being dispatched to the scene. ShareTweet0 Shares

Amy Nydahl makes Georgia Southern University Dean’s List

Georgia Southern University recently named 2,518 students as 2014 Spring Semester Dean’s List honorees. Amy Nydahl from Bristol, has been named to the list for excellence in academics. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the […]

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