Posts from ‘July, 2015’

Central High School Community Band concert is July 29

The Central High School Community Band will present a summer concert on Wednesday, July 29 at 6 p.m. The concert will take place outside, at the back of Central High School. Please bring lawn chairs and blankets. The performance will include music from movies such as Disney’s The Lion King, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Star Wars, and […]

Units responding to fire in Paris

At about 9:33 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue, Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue, Somers Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a possible fire in the 3700 block of 200th Avenue (Highway 45) in Paris. UPDATE 9:37 p.m. — Dispatch reached someone at original address. They […]

Deaths July 27, 2015: Shirley G. Bizek

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

Bristol won’t hold money for new historical society

The Bristol Village Board failed to take action Monday on one trustee’s request that the village create a temporary account to hold funds for the newly forming Bristol Historical Society. Trustee John McCabe, who is leading the drive to create the historical society as a way to restore the old town hall building, asked for the […]

Lakeland Little League 9/10 year old All Stars win Dist. 6 Championship

The Lakeland Little League 9/10 year old All Star baseball team won the Wisconsin District 6 Championship Friday night. The tournament was held at South Milwaukee Little League, starting Friday, July 17. The tournament is double elimination format. Lakeland Stars dropped the first game of the tournament to Kenosha American. Lakeland rebounded with five straight […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 4:28 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies responding to a crash in the 4600 block of Highway 83-north in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Three or four vehicles may be involved. Flames and smoke reported coming from a convertible. A minivan is on its roof. UPDATE 4:32 p.m. […]

Units responding for fire in Salem

At about 3:38 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a possible fire in a home in the 23400 block of 81st Street in Salem. Per dispatch: Caller is reporting a large fire on top of a stove. UPDATE 3:42 p.m. — Dispatch reports to […]

Daily celebration: This fair has talent (show)

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Fairgoers with talent can display their skills at the Kenosha County Fair. The fair will host a talent show at the Free Acts Stage — one night only — on Thursday, Aug. 20, starting at 6 p.m. This is a change from previous years […]

Central High School 2014-15 second semester honor roll

Note: This post sponsored by Subway of Paddock Lake and Twin Lakes. — DH The following students were named to the Central High School honor roll for the second semester 2014-15 school year: Straight As Freshmen: Braden Beth, Alexander Dawson, Felix Desimoni, Stephanie Dopuch, Brielle Gunderson, Rylee Kennell, Madison LeRoy, John Polick, Jarrett Reiter, Haley Trecker, Kelly Wolkober. Sophomores: Joseph Brown, Anneliese Ceisel, Julie Katzer, Andrew Koroly, Anna Leigh Niles, Jesstys Volbrecht, […]

A word from our sponsors: Western Kenosha County Transit buses add bike racks

Note: Western Kenosha County Transit is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Western Kenosha County Transit buses have now been outfitted with bike racks. Now you can take your bike to meet the bus, and then take your bike with you too. All WKCT buses are otufitted with teh racks and there is no extra charge […]

Two die in plane crash in Bristol; identities of victims undetermined

Two men were found dead in the wreckage of a plane crash found in Bristol Sunday afternoon. The identities of the two crash victims has not been determined yet, said Sgt. Dan Ruth, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman. The plane, a Zenith CH601XL, was reported missing and was last known to be heading to the EAA (Experimental Aircraft […]

Kaitlyn Welzen named to Ripon College Dean’s List for spring 2015 semester

Kaitlyn Welzen, a Senior Spanish and Environmental Studies major and a Sociology minor at Ripon College from Twin Lakes, has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2015 semester, which recognizes academic excellence. Welzen is the child of Kevin and Christina Welzen of Twin Lakes. To qualify for the Dean’s List at Ripon […]

Get ready for the 2015 Kenosha County Fair!

The Kenosha County Fair is right around the corner. The fair will take place this year from Aug. 19-23 at the fairgrounds in Wilmot adjacent to Wilmot Union High School. The theme this year is “Celebrate Wisconsin at the Kenosha County Fair.” Daily admission is $9 for 12 years old and above. Ages 8 to 11 […]

Units responding for alarm in Camp Lake

At about 9:32 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to an alarm at a residence in the 26100 block of 103rd Street in Camp Lake. Share2Tweet2 Shares

A word from our sponsors: July 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): 16006 60th St., Paris 31120 Burlington Rd, Brighton 11105 233rd Ave, Salem 7713 216th Ave, Bristol 27925 41st St, Brighton ShareTweet0 Shares

Deaths July 25, 2015: Dominica “Minnie” Sandei

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

Pringle Nature Center to host Blue Moon Program July 31

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol will be holding a Blue Moon Program on Friday, July 31, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Join other participants for the Sky & Telescope rule of a blue moon – a second full moon in a month. Participants will talk about the mythology associated with the full moon and the different […]

Scott Nolan named Rosenthal Outstanding Educator

Casper College has released the name of the winner of the Rosenthal Outstanding Educator Award for the 2014-2015 school year. Scott Nolan received $2500 in addition to the recognition. Nolan was born in Burlington, went to St. Alphonsus School and Randall School, Greybull Wyoming High School and Flagler College St. Augustine, Florida. Nolan, a business instructor, […]

Western Kenosha County Tennis Association Rally for Life is July 31 & Aug. 1

Note: westofthei.com is sponsor of this event. — DH The Western Kenosha County Tennis Association will be hosting its second annual 24-hour tennis fundraiser event “Rally for Life,” with proceeds to benefit The American Cancer Society of Kenosha County and The Sharing Center. This 24-hour event will take place on Friday, July 31 starting at 4 p.m. through […]

Warning lifted for DeWitt Beach after new test

A swimming warning issued for DeWitt Beach in Silver Lake has been lifted after a new water test, Trustee Roger Johnson said. A swimming warning was posted for the beach Friday after higher than standard test results for e. coli were received. ShareTweet0 Shares

Deaths July 24, 2015: Dale D. Merrill, James C. Taylor Jr.

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

Wilmot UHS varsity cheerleaders work at Feed My Starving Children Center

As a team building event the Wilmot High School Varsity Cheerleaders volunteered at the Libertyville, Illinois Feed My Starving Children Center, where they packaged in a two- hour period 40 boxes (2,000 meals). FMSC is a Christian nonprofit that provides nutritionally complete meals for starving, malnourished and hungry people. The prepackaged dry meals, costing less […]

Units responding for gas line break in Brighton

At 10:11 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a gas main break i the 4200 block of 232nd Avenue in Brighton. Per dispatch: Construction crew hit a gas line. Hissing can be heard. gas company has also been notified. ShareTweet0 Shares

Swimming warning posted at DeWitt Beach in Silver Lake

A warning for elevated e-coli bacteria has been posted at DeWitt Beach in Silver Lake due to testing results received Friday, Trustee Roger Johnson said. This notice is required by the Department of Natural Resources. Swimming is at your own risk at this time until a passable test result is received. UPDATE — Warning was lifted […]

Local students named to UW-Whitewater spring 2015 dean’s list

The following local students were named to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater dean’s list for the 2015 spring semester: Twin Lakes — Faith Anderson, Jerad Werth, Daniel Lunetta, Austin Johnson, Tyler Schatzka, Zachary Faber, Tiffany O’Dowd, Ryan Zarnstorff, Michaela Efflandt, Joseph Terrault, Brittany Moore, Megan Stoen, Michael Lindeman, Lauren Saxon. Trevor —  Jeffrey Teumer, Rachael Teklics, Lauren Skalecki, Jennifer MC Elligott, Amanda Jouett. Silver Lake — Edwin Wincek, Lindsey Huston, Kelsey Norton. Salem — […]

Deaths July 23, 2015: Laverne Chwistek, Helen L. Gillmore

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

Lakewood School adopts draft of new compensation model

The Twin Lakes School District Board (Lakewood School) on Thursday adopted a draft of a new compensation model that school officials feel will help the district attract and keep top teaching talent. The new model introduces some elements reminiscent of pre-Act 10 contracts, but having pay adjustments based on merit and professional development, not time. Before Act […]

Units responding for possible vehicle fire in Randall

At about 3:51 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of a possible vehicle fire in the 38800 block of 93rd Street in Randall. Per dispatch: A lot of smoke coming from vehicle but no flames seen. UPDATE 3:55 p.m. — Deputy in area not finding the incident. […]

Units reaponding for gas leak in Twin Lakes

At about 2:21 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department and village police officers are responding to Lake Street in Twin Lakes for a report of a possible gas leak. UPDATE 2:24 p.m. — Police officer on the scene reports that leakis from a buried line struck with a hand tool. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for smoking van in Wheatland

At about 12:28 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units along with sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a van with smoke coming from it in the 8000 block of 352nd Avenue in Wheatland. UPDATE 12:31 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports that smoke was from a brake fire […]

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