Posts from ‘December, 2015’

Westosha Central Varsity Cheer grand champions at Oak Creek Holiday Knights and East Troys Holiday Spirit

Westosha Central Varsity Cheer competed these past two weekends in two Invite Competitions at Oak Creek Holiday Knights and East Troys Holiday Spirit earning Grand Champions at both with the highest scores of the day at each. Central was first out of 21 at Oak Creek and first out of 16 at East Troy. In Quad stunt groups, […]

Flood warning pulled

A flood warning for the Fox River has been pulled by the National Weather Service. The Fox River peaked at about 10.58 feet early Christmas Day, as measured at the New Munster gauge.. Flood stage is 11 feet. This is the second time in the last two weeks that the Fox has been expected to flood […]

Units responding to crash in Twin Lakes

At about 6:15 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a report of a crash in the 400 block of Highway F in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: A single vehicle is off the road. A smell of gas at the scene is being reported. UPDATE 6:18 p.m. — […]

Units responding for crash on I-94

At about 5:13 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a crash on the southbound I-94 exit ramp for Highway 165. Per dispatch: A vehicle has reportedly rolled multiple times and is now upright. UPDATE about 5:16 p.m. — Deputy reports […]

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40s and somewhat sunny Christmas and Christmas Eve; flood warning still in effect

Looks like Christmas Eve and Christmas will be in the 40s and somewhat sunny, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Yes in Wisconsin. There is an ever so slight chance of snow tonight, about 20 percent. But accumulation is not being forecast and with Christmas’ high temp around 42 it wouldn’t last long anyway. Still maybe […]

Wilmot UHS Drama Club to present all-school talent show Jan. 16

Wilmot Union High School’s Drama Club presents Chaos & Creation Part VIII, an all-school talent show, to be held in the Lance Haas Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. This year’s show will feature over 45 student performers and will include songs, dances, guitar and piano solos, monologues, and skits. The show is a Drama Club production […]

Deaths Dec. 23, 2015: Olene G. Zarnstorff

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

Flood warning issued for Fox River

The latest round of wet weather has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning for the Fox River in Western Kenosha County. The river as measured at the New Munster gauge is expected to exceed flood stage of 11 feet Thursday evening. a crest of 11.5 feet is forecast for about 24 […]

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 […]

Foggy, warm, wet today; windy tonight

The National Weather Service forecast calls for a wet, warm and foggy Wednesday. We are expected to see a high temperature of 58 Wednesday. That very unseasonably warm temperature will be accompanied by a 100 percent chance of rain — maybe even a thunderstorm — and fog before 4 p.m. The chance of rain and thunderstorms will […]

Deaths Dec. 22, 2015: Lorraine Rudolph, Robert J. Haske, Kathleen “Kay” Kreger

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

A word from our sponsors: Goodyear Tire Rebate available at Wilmot Auto Service

Note: Wilmot Auto Service is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Wilmot Auto Service can help you get in on a Goodyear Tire Rebate. When consumers purchase a set of four qualifying Goodyear tires, they may be eligible for up to a $40 mail-in rebate. Offer valid on purchases made between October 1, 2015 and December […]

Girl Scouts bring supplies and Christmas cheer to veterans

The Girl Scouts from Riverview School in Silver Lake held an all school toiletry donation drive. This drive was done in November over Veteran’s Day week. The girls had a great turn out. All donations from this drive were donated to the Veterans Home in Union Grove at veteran’s Christmas party on Dec. 12. This is the […]

Volunteers sought for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program

Volunteers are needed for the free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to help provide tax preparation assistance, quality review, client registration and language interpretation. Tax assistance is offered at multiple locations in Kenosha County: Twin Lakes Community Library – 110 S. Lakeshore Drive, Twin Lakes. Salem Community Library – 24615 89th Street, Salem. Kenosha […]

A word from our sponsors: Lakeland Little League offering lower early bird registration rate for baseballl & softball

Note: Lakeland Little League is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Lakeland Little League registration for the 2016 season is now open for baseball and softball. Be an early bird and register before Dec. 31, 2015 and save! Early Bird Registration rates are: Softball $120 Baseball $150 After Dec. 31, 2015, the costs go up: Softball $145 Baseball $175 Online […]

Units responding for investigation in Bristol

At about 8:55 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding for an investigation in the 16500 block of 84th Street in Bristol. Per dispatch: Caller reporting a burning smell. ShareTweet0 Shares

New radios approved for Twin Lakes Fire Department

The Twin Lakes Village Board approved the purchase of new radios for the Twin Lakes Fire Department at Monday’s regular meeting. The board approved spending no more than $8,770 for 10 Kenwood radios. The vote was unanimous, with Trustee Aaron Karow absent. Fire Chief Stan Clause Jr. said  the new portable radios will be issued to line […]

Salem makes change to meeting notice postings

Salem will be changing how it posts notices of upcoming meetings, as a result of a change in state regulations. The town will now post only at Town Hall and at the town’s website, townofsalem.net. In the past, the town had posted at five places: The Wilmot, Trevor, Camp Lake and Salem Post Offices and […]

West of the I businesses wish you a happy holiday — part 3

It’s that time of year again for West of the I video holiday greetings from Western Kenosha County businesses. Featured in the video below are: Breezy Hill Nursery, Hill Country Market and Mindy Cooling State Farm: Click here for more video greetings from local businesses on our 2015 holiday video page. Check out all of them […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 9:23 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 8400 block of Antioch Road in Salem. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. UPDATE 9:28 p.m. — Fire units arriving on scene reports “mild to moderate” damage to vehicles. Two patients complaining of pain. […]

Units responding for fire in Bristol

At about 8:09 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Town of Salem Fire/Rescue, Paris Fire and Rescue and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire at a residence in the 8400 block of 1199th Avenue in Bristol. Per dispatch: Caller reporting a fire in a pan of […]

A word from our sponsors: Wisconsin Emissions Testing available at Wilmot Auto Service

Note: Wilmot Auto Service is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Wisconsin Emissions Tests can now be done at Wilmot Auto Service. The test is free to you. Call 862-6300 for an appointment. Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 to 11 a.m. Wilmot Auto Service, Inc is an independent […]

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 2:40 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 19300 block of 116th Street (Highway V) in Bristol. Per dispatch: Single truck rolled over on its side. UPDATE about 2:48 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports that driver is out of the […]

2015 Paddock Lake Holiday Parade coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Paddock Lake held its third annual holiday parade Saturday evening. Parade entries from local organizations and businesses, Town of Salem Fire/Rescue, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and village of Paddock Lake Public Works made up the parade entries. This year’s theme was “Island of Misfit Toys.” The parade started on the west side of town at […]

A word from our sponsors: Dec. 20, 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, Trevor 31120 Burlington Rd, Burlington 7713 216th Ave, Bristol 18625 116th St, Bristol 10816 269th Ave, Trevor 16006 60th […]

Deaths Dec. 19, 2015: William Paul “Bill” Biondo

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 silo smoke in Brighton

At about 2:46 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of smoke coming from a silo in the 5900 block of Highway EW. Per dispatch: Smoke reported by an off-duty Paris Fire and Rescue member. No flames seen. This appears to the […]

Bristol and Salem agree to lower speed limit on 216th Avenue

Bristol and Salem have agreed to lower the speed limit on 216th Avenue to 35 mph for the entire length of the road from Highway 50 to Highway AH. Each of the municipalities acted on the matter at meetings on Monday. That stretch of road makes up part of the border between the two municipalities. Bristol […]

Two injured in Salem crash

Two people were injured in a crash early Saturday morning in the 24500 block of 84th Street in Salem. Town of Salem Fire/Rescue was dispatched for the accident at about 3:20 a.m. Two patients were taken by Flight for Life. Debris from the single car involved was in several yards, on both sides of the road. A utility pole also […]

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