Posts from ‘August, 2015’

A word from our sponsors: Hill Country Market to host Dress-Up Tea Party Aug. 30

Note: Hill Country Market is a sponsor. — DH Hill Country Market will host a Dress-Up Tea Party on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 4 p.m. Wear your best teatime outfit from any era and enjoy a tea tasting with teatime foods. Bring along your friends and relax and chat over tea on our patio. This event […]

Twin Lakes celebrating Movies in the Park milestones with seaplane landing and two-day event

Twin Lakes is celebrating the fifth year and 50th movie of its Movies in the Park program. To mark the occasion, there will be a special a two-night event. At Lance Park on Friday, Aug. 28, there will be a showing of “Planes,” with a real sea plane landing on Lake Mary (weather permitting).  Then come back […]

A word from our sponsors: New weekly ad for Marv & Alison’s Sentry posted at

Note: Marv & Alison’s Sentry is a sponsor. — DH This week’s ad for Marv & Alison’s Sentry  in Paddock Lake is now available at 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 […]

Lilly Lake Beach still closed Wed.

Lilly Lake Beach will remain closed Wednesday after a re-rest still showed elevated levels of E.coli, Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler reports. Test results however are heading in the right direction. Tuesday’s re-test showed 1,120 E.coli/100mL, less than half of Monday’s result. A result of 1,000 E.coli/100mL or higher prompts a beach closure. A reading of 300 to 999 E.coli/100mL prompts […]

Mary Andersen resigns from Central HS board; replacement sought

Mary Andersen has resigned as a member of the Central High School District of Westosha School Board. A media release from the district said the resignation was due to Andersen moving out of the Salem portion of the district. Andersen held the Salem seat. The district is now looking for people willing to fill Andersen’s […]

Units responding for burning along Salem-Brighton border

At about 7:57 p.m.. Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to the 25700 block of 60th Street (Highway K) along the Brighton-Salem border. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to Central High School for medical call

At 5:49 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a medical call at Central High School in Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: Injured person is a student on the football field with back pain. ShareTweet0 Shares

A word from our sponsors: Final WestoshaMarket of the season is Wednesday 3-7:30 p.m.

Note: WestoshaMarket is a sponsor. — DH The new WestoshaMarket concludes its regular schedule this week. WestoshaMarket wil be open Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 3 to 7:30 p.m., 21010 75th Street in Bristol (Highway 50, 3/4 mile west of Highway 45) for the last time this season. So if you’ve been meaning to visit but have not, this is the week to […]

All Paddock Lake beaches open again for swimming

All beaches on Paddock Lake are again open for swimming Tuesday after results from tests taken Monday showed safe E.coli levels. The latest reading at the last closed beach, the Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach on the south side of the lake, was 17 E.coli/100 mL. A reading of 300 E.coli/100 mL prompts a swimming advisory and a […]

Crow in Kenosha County tests positive for West Nile Virus

The Kenosha County Division of Health reports a dead crow found in Kenosha County Aug. 14, has tested positive for West Nile Virus. From a media release issued by the Health Department: This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Kenosha County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1. “The positive bird […]

Lilly Lake Beach closed due to water test results

Lilly Lake Beach has been closed after a regular test showed elevated levels of E.coli bacteria, said Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler A water test from Monday showed  2,419 E.coli/100mL. A reading above 1,000 E.coli/100mL results in a beach closure. The water will be tested daily until it shows a safe reading. ShareTweet0 Shares

Twin Lakes Chamber’s Business in the Park Business Expo, 2nd Annual Car Show and Craft fair is Aug. 29

The Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association’s Business in the Park Business Expo, 2nd Annual Car Show and Craft fair will take place Saturday, Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Twin Lakes. The street will be lined with antique and classic cars and trucks for a car show from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Trophies will […]

Missing pets: Older, beagle-like dog found in Bassett

A older, beagle-like, male dog is being held by Randall town officials. The dog was found running loose in the area of the Randall Fire Department Station in Bassett. Call 877-2165 to claim this dog or if you have any information about who might be the owner. UPDATE — Dog claimed. Share10Tweet10 Shares

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 Include your address, days, hours etc. We’ll even add a map to your info. ShareTweet0 […]

A word from our sponsors: Hartnell Chevrolet looking for a Sales Associate

Note: Hartnell Chevrolet is a sponsor — DH Hartnell Chevrolet in Salem, Wisconsin is looking for a Sales Associate with drive and determination. If you are looking to start or advance your career in sales, here’s the opportunity you’ve been looking for. Hartnell Chevrolet has been serving the area since 1919. Our longevity in this highly […]

Deaths Aug. 24, 2015: Charlotte M. Burns, Lillian Louise Veseling, James W. Knudsen

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

Units responding for investigation in Bristol

At about 8:12 p.m.,  Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding for an investigation in the 19600 block of 82nd Street in Bristol. Per dispatch: Caller reporting power out in the area. UPDATE 8:17 p.m. — Deputy on the scene reports a tree has struck a power line at the corner of 195th Avenue and […]

Units responding for investigation in Salem

At about 4:04 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding for an investigation in the 26900 block of 89th Street in Salem. UPDATE 4:05 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports a transformer is smoking at the location. Deputy requests that We Engeries be dispatched. UPDATE 4:06 p.m. — Deputy confirms active burning of some […]

A word from our sponsors: Messiah Christian Preschool has openings

Note: Messiah Christian Preschool is a sponsor — DH Messiah Christian Preschool has the following openings for the 2015-2016 school year: M/W/F     8:30 – 11:30 AM (3 openings for 4’s) M/W/F    12:30 – 3:30 PM T/TH       12:30 – 3:00 PM Child must be 3 by 12/31 and toilet trained. Please contact the Church/Preschool office for pricing […]

Kenosha County Fair 2015 antique farm machinery display coverage (PHOTOS)

The antique farm machinery exhibit at the Kenosha County Fair gave viewers a peek into farm life long ago. Some of the machinery on display included: Old-fashioned pitcher pump to draw water. Rope maker, with which you could make you own sample to take home. Old tractors, including John Deere, Allis Chalmers and Farmall models. Here are some […]

Education Building Best of the Best for Kenosha County Fair 2015

The Education Building at the Kenosha County fair is a showcase of work from school children in Kenosha County. Each year, some are chosen for the Best of the Best honor. Here’s 2015’s Best of the Best list: Share9Tweet9 Shares

2015 Kenosha County Fair garden tractor pull coverage (PHOTO & VIDEO)

Garden tractors — the pulling kind not the mowing kind — competed at the Kenosha County Fair Saturday morning. The garden tractor pull is a lot like the more heavy duty version held in the grandstand earlier in the week, just with a scaled down sled and smaller machines. These specially modified tractors compete not in which lawn looks […]

2015 Kenosha County Fair small animal auction

Junior fair exhibitors in poultry and rabbits had their chance Sunday afternoon to make all of their hard work through the year with their animals pay off at the Kenosha County Fair small animal auction. The auction took place in the show/auction barn on the fairgrounds in Wilmot. Here are some more photos from the auction: […]

2015 Kenosha County Fair pie auction coverage (PHOTOS)

Baked goods, quilts, chainsaw cravings and other assorted goods were sold to the highest bidder for a good cause at the Kenosha County Fair’s annual pie auction Saturday night. The money raised in this fun event, which takes place in the show barn, goes to the fair’s building fund. Sometimes friendly bidding wars break out to […]

Daily Celebration: Schedule for Sunday at the Kenosha County Fair

Here’s the schedule for Sunday at the 2015 Kenosha County Fair: 4-H Horse Fun Show 8 a.m. Horse Shoe Pitching Contest 1:30 p.m. Firefighter water fights 1:30 p.m. Small animal auction 1:30 p.m. Derby Icons Demolition Derby 1:30 p.m.& 5 p.m. 1 to 3 p.m., Burro Creek at the Miller Lite Creek Side Stage. Class of ’62 from […]

A word from our sponsors: Aug. 23, 2015 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

Note: Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty, are sponsors. Here are open houses being hosted today by Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty (click the links below for more information): 31120 Burlington Rd, Brighton ShareTweet0 Shares

2015 Kenosha County Fair pedal tractor pull coverage (VIDEO)

The big tractors in the truck and tractor pull at the Kenosha County Fair might have a lot of horsepower, but the participants in the pedal tractor pull use strictly muscle power. The pedal tractor pull is an annual feature of Thursday and Friday at the fair. In this competition the tractor is pedal powered and the competitors […]

2015 Kenosha County Fair talent show

There was music a plenty on display in the Kenosha County Fair talent show. The show was held Thursday evening at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. Here is a video sample of a few of the acts: Here are the winners: Youth: First, Lily E. Backs; second, Kenna Plfueger; third, Lillian, Julian, Angel, Angel Jazymn. Teen: First, Asia Booker; 2nd/ 3rd tie, […]

2015 Kenosha County Junior Fair rabbit show results

The 2015 Kenosha County Junior Fair rabbit show was held Friday at the Fairgrounds in Wilmot. Here are the results of judging: ShareTweet0 Shares

2015 Kenosha County Fair large animal auction coverage (PHOTOS)

The 2015 Kenosha County Fair large animal auction took place Saturday at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. This event is the culmination of a year’s worth of hard work by young people in the Beef, Pork and Sheep projects. The animals they showed in the fair this week are sold to the highest bidder. Here are some […]

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