Posts from ‘January, 2015’

Health Fair to be held at Wheatland Center School

Kenosha Community Health Center, Inc. Health Fair will be held at Wheatland Center School on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All free services offered that day include: Medical screenings such as blood pressure, BMI and flu vaccines. Dental screenings. Behavioral health activities such as healthy eating tips, relaxation sessions and smoking cessation. […]

Snow in forecast for this afternoon and tonight

The National Weather Service forecast is calling for snow this afternoon and tonight. The 80 percent chance of snow is expected to start after 2 p.m., with less than a half inch of accumulation. Tonight there’s a 70 percent chance of snow with less than an inch of accumulation. A chance of precipitation returns to […]

A word from our sponsors: Small business rental space available at 8607 Antioch Road, Salem

Note: Peoples Bank is a westofhei.com sponsor. — DH Space is available for rent for your business in the heart of Salem at 8607 Antioch Road. This is the perfect location for retail sale shops, small office needs or retail services such as hair care, nails or shoe repair. This is a great location for […]

Units responding for CO alarm in Bassett

At about 12:34 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a sounding carbon monoxide alarm in the 32800 block of Bassett Road in Bassett. Share1Tweet1 Shares

Coach bus crash on I-94 sends 11 to hospital

A crash of a coach bus on I-94 late Saturday night sent 11 passengers and the bus driver to the hospital. From the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: On 01-24-15, at approximately 2338 hours, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputies with the assistance of Wisconsin State Patrol responded with the Bristol and Pleasant Prairie Fire Departments   to a […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 12:04 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the 12400 block of Highway 83 (Antioch Road) in Salem. Per dispatch: Two trucks involved. Airbags deployed. There may be injuries. UPDATE 12:11 p.m. — A second ambulance dispatched to the scene from Salem Fire/Rescue. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for car fire in Twin Lakes

At 11:50 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police offices are responding to the 500 block of Oakwood Trail for a report of a car fire. UPDATE 11:54 a.m. — Police officer arriving on scene reports that vehicle’s engine compartment is “well involved” with fire.   ShareTweet0 Shares

A word from our sponsors: Jan. 25, 2015 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): 11105 233RD AVE, SALEM 1089 224TH AVE, BRIGHTON 12320 250TH AVE, SALEM 25355 RUNYARD WAY W, SALEM 27211 85TH PL #H2, SALEM […]

Latest on snow: Greater chance, less accumulation

The latest National Weather Service forecast for snow starting tonight and continuing into Sunday is for a greater chance of snow at 80 percent, but less accumulation, now in a range of .5 to 1 inch. A light chance of snow — 30 percent — has also crept into the forecast for Monday and Monday night. […]

Lake Shangri-la’s 46th Annual Ice Fishing Derby coverage (PHOTOS)

Note: The organizers of this event have advertised it with westofthei.com — DH. Lake Shangri-la’s 46th Annual Ice Fishing Derby — “the biggest little fishing derby in the world” — got under way today. The event continues Sunday. More information is available here. Following are some more photos from the today’s activities: Share69Tweet69 Shares

Units responding for fire on railroad tracks in Camp Lake

At about 2:52 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding for a report of a fire on railroad tracks near 269th Avenue and 104th Street in Camp Lake. Per dispatch: Fire was reported by a caller who said they saw flames. UPDATE 2:53 p.m. – Fire department unit on the scene reports there is […]

Jennifer Svoboda to lead Twin Lakes-Randall Recreation

Twin Lakes-Randall Recreation program has a new director. Jennifer Svoboda is succeeding Val Lass, who held the position for the last nine years. “It was time to pass the torch,” said Lass, who will now be a board member for the program. Svoboda is a 2014 graduate of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, currently working as an instructional […]

Calvary UCC hosting chili & soup lunch today

Calvary United Church of Christ, is hosting a chili and soup lunch today, Jan. 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost of $5 for adults and $3 for children 11 and under includes all you can eat chili, soup, bread, dessert and beverage. Calvary church is located at 1511 Wilmot Ave, Twin Lakes. ShareTweet0 Shares

Happening now: Lake Shangri-la’s 46th Annual Ice Fishing Derby

Note: The organizers of this event have advertised it with westofthei.com — DH. Lake Shangri-la’s 46th Annual Ice Fishing Derby — “the biggest little fishing derby in the world” — is underway and continues Sunday. There will be hourly door prizes and fishing prizes. Derby raffle prizes include $1,000 cash first prize, $500 cash second […]

Deaths Jan. 23, 2015: John Joseph Garcia, John “Jack” W. Frantal

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 PD chief presents Kevin Klahs with plaque of appreciation

Part-time Officer Kevin Klahs recently retired from the Twin Lakes Police Department after 15 years. On Monday, TLPD Chief Dale Racer presented Klahs with a plaque of appreciation. Klahs just recently also retired as police chief in Lindenhurst, Ill. and took a newly created position with Lindenhurst as the Director of Public Safety overseeing the PD and Department […]

Central HS Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter to host Family Fun Expo Feb. 1

Central High Schools Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter  is holding its third annual Family Fun Expo on Sunday, Feb. 1,  from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school’s gym. Children ages 2-10 will enjoy the many activities designed just for them including inflatables, face painting, cookie decorating, coloring, gardening, and wooden construction projects.  In addition, there will be […]

Gov. Walker rejects Kenosha casino; Rep. Kerkman calls decision “a true disappointment”

Gov. Scott Walker has informed the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs that he will not approve the establishment of a Menominee Tribe casino in Kenosha on the site of the shuttered Dairyland Greyhound Park. In a media release issued Friday, Walker said: After a comprehensive review of the potential economic impact of the proposed Kenosha casino project, the […]

Snow likely this weekend

The National Weather Service says there’s a pretty good chance we will get some snow this weekend. The local forecast includes a 60 percent chance of snow Saturday night and a 70 percent chance of snow Sunday. The snow should be mostly done by noon Sunday with 1 to 3 inches of accumulation before it’s […]

Randall opposes contributing to Silver Lake library building purchase

The Randall Town Board is opposed to contributing to the purchase of a Community Library branch building in Silver Lake. That leaves none of the four member municipalities besides Silver Lake willing to help pay for the $250,000 purchase and renovation cost. Randall Town Board members discussed the issue Thursday night at a regular monthly […]

Deaths Jan. 22, 2015: Dustin N. Strzelecki

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: Share12Tweet12 Shares

Christ Lutheran Church to host free youth group on Fridays

A free children’s youth group, “Little Fishermen,” ages 3 and up will take place every Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 24929 75th Street (Highway 50), Paddock Lake. Please inform of any allergies upon arrival. Call 843-2631 for more information or with any questions. ShareTweet0 Shares

Skyler Karow named to fall 2014 University of Minn./Twin Cities Dean’s List

Skyler Karow, a 2014 Central High School graduate, has been named to the Carlson School of Management – University of Minnesota/Twin Cities Undergraduate Dean’s List for the 2014 fall semester. Karow is studying marketing. Share9Tweet9 Shares

Hazardous materials Annual Inventory Report due in March

On April 17, 2013, a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in central Texas killed 15 people and injured more than 160. The incident at the West Fertilizer Company is considered one of the worst industrial accidents in U.S. history. In the aftermath of that tragedy, questions have been raised about what information emergency first […]

A word from our sponsors: Lake Shangri-la’s 46th Annual Ice Fishing Derby is Jan. 24 & 25

Note: The organizers of this event have advertised it with westofthei.com — DH. Lake Shangri-la’s 46th Annual Ice Fishing Derby — “the biggest little fishing derby in the world” –will take place this year on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24 and 25. There will be hourly door prizes and fishing prizes. Derby raffle prizes include […]

Long-time Randall town Clerk Phyllis Kaskin retiring

Phyllis Kaskin, who has been Randall town clerk for almost 50 years, is edging closer to retirement from that position. Kaskin said this week she has decided to retire, but an effective date has not been decided yet. Meanwhile, the town is advertising for candidates interested in filling the part-time position. In November, town electors […]

Allison Draeger appointed Silver Lake FD interim chief

Allison Draeger was appointed by the Silver Lake Village Board as interim chief of the Silver Lake Fire Department at Wednesday’s regular Village Board meeting. The vote was 5-0 with Trustees Carolyn Dodge and Sabrina Moran abstaining. The appointment was subject to the Draeger working out terms with the village attorney and Emergency Services Committee Chairman […]

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 […]

Kaitlyn Welzen, Wylie Gahart named to Ripon College Fall 2014 Dean’s List

Ripon College has announced the names of students who have made the Dean’s List for the fall 2014 semester. The Dean’s List honors undergraduate students who earned grade-point averages of 3.40 or higher in at least 12 semester credit hours of regular letter-grade. Local students include: Kaitlyn Welzen, a Senior Spanish and Environmental Studies major […]

A word from our sponsors: Small business rental space available at 8607 Antioch Road, Salem

Note: Peoples Bank is a westofhei.com sponsor. — DH Space is available for rent for your business in the heart of Salem at 8607 Antioch Road. This is the perfect location for retail sale shops, small office needs or retail services such as hair care, nails or shoe repair. This is a great location for […]

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