Posts from ‘August, 2016’

Bristol pursuing tree grant for conservation park

Bristol is pursuing a grant to fund 125 trees for the planned conservation park at Highways 45 and 50. The Village Board on Monday unanimously approved applying for the Urban Forestry Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The $25,000 grant, if received, will require the village to pay a match of $12,500, said village […]

A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes Chamber’s Business in the Park Business Expo, Annual Car Show and Craft fair is Aug. 27

Note: Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH 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. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Twin Lakes. The street […]

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 inf ShareTweet0 […]

Aug. 24, 2016 lake test results: Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach on caution; all others open

The beach at the Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach on Paddock Lake in Paddock Lake will be under a swimming caution after an E.coli test this week at that location showed 830 E.coli/100 mL. The water at thePaddock Hooker Lake Association beach will be resampled. Other weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes showed E.coli levels below beach […]

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 7:02 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways Q and U in Bristol. Per dispatch: One person reporting an injury. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for fire in Twin Lakes

At about 12:16 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue, Randall Fire Department, Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Richmond Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a report of a fire in the 1700 block of Sunset Drive in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: Flames have been seen. Occupants out of the […]

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 inf ShareTweet0 […]

Thunderstorms likely Wednesday

Thunderstorms are likely in Western Kenosha County on Wednesday, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. The NWS hourly weather graph shows a chance of rain starting at about 2 a.m. By 5 a.m., the chance of rain increases to 70 percent, fading to 50 percent from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. A 40 […]

A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes Chamber’s Business in the Park Business Expo, Annual Car Show and Craft fair is Aug. 27

Note: Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH 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. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Twin Lakes. The street […]

Bristol increases rates for emergency medical services

For the first time since 2010 the Bristol Village Board increased what it will charge patients for delivering emergency medical services. The new rates were presented at Monday’s Village Board meeting by village administrator Randy Kerkman and Bristol Fire & Rescue Chief John Niederer. The Village Board approved the change unanimously. Kerkman said the rates have […]

Units responding for fire in Paris

At about 12:13 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a car fire in the 21400 block of Highway NN in Paris. UPDATE 7:19 p.m. — Paris Chief Roland Iwen shared some more information about this incident at the Town Board meeting Tuesday night. He said the […]

Deaths Aug. 22, 2016: Henry H. “Skip” Fischer, Patricia A. Kaphengst, Josephine Rynearson

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

Aquanut Water Show Team takes fourth at Nationals

The Aquanut Water Show Team, of Twin Lakes, won fourth place at the 42nd Indmar Marine Engines Division 1 Show Ski Nationals, Sunday, Aug. 14 in Janesville. The award ceremony followed three days of competition involving 14 teams from around the nation, on the Rock River, in Janesville, crowned a new National Champion Show Ski team. The top […]

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 […]

2016 Kenosha County Fair Small Animal Auction coverage (PHOTOS)

The 2016 Kenosha County Fair small animal auction took place Sunday afternoon at the fair. The auction is where exhibitors in poultry and rabbits get the chance to have their hard work with their project animals pay off. Here are some more photos from the auction: Share3Tweet3 Shares

Salem man wins grand champion of both wine and cheese judging

Everyone knows that wine and cheese go together. You might not think that wine making and cheese making go together as well, but apparently they do, at least for one open class exhibitor at the 2016 Kenosha County Fair. Brian Hettrick of Salem was awarded grand champion for wine for his dry, white grape wine […]

Two injured in crash in Bristol

Two people were injured with one transported by helicopter to a hospital as the result of a crash in Bristol Sunday. From a media release from Bristol Fire & Rescue: At 1807 hours (6:07 p.m.) on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 the Bristol Fire & Rescue Department and Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to State Highway 50 and State […]

2016 Kenosha County Fair pie auction coverage

The annual pie auction at the Kenosha County Fair took place Saturday night at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. Proceeds from the event benefit the building fund. The items bid on are donated by local residents, 4-H clubs and other businesses and organizations. Many consist of themed baskets of baked goods and related items. The bidding […]

2016 Kenosha County Junior Fair rabbit show results

The 2016 Kenosha County Junior Fair rabbit show was held Friday at the Fairgrounds in Wilmot. Here are the results of judging: ShareTweet0 Shares

2016 Kenosha County Junior Fair poultry show

The 2016  Kenosha County Junior Fair poultry show was held Thursday at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. Here are the results: Share2Tweet2 Shares

2016 Kenosha County Fair Hay Bale Throwing Contest coverage (VIDEO)

The annual hay bale throwing contest at the Kenosha County Fair took place Friday evening at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. Contestants  in various age and gender divisions compete to see who can throw, toss or heave a bale the farthest. The contest is run by the Slades Corners Lucky Clovers 4-H Club. Here is some video […]

A word from our sponsors: Aug. 21, 2016 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): 2614 200th Ave, Union Grove 19530 101st St, Bristol 12320 250th Ave, Trevor 25901 52nd St, Salem 10816 269th Ave, Trevor ShareTweet0 […]

Daily Firecracker: Sunday’s schedule for the 2016 Kenosha County Fair

Here is the schedule for Sunday at the 2016 Kenosha County Fair : Hours 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Midway Open Noon – 7 p.m. Wristband Special Noon – 7 p.m. $25. 8 a.m. Junior Fair Horse Show – Horse Show Ring. Noon The Amazing Farm Boys – Creekside Stage. 1 p.m. Derby Icons Demolition Derby – Grandstands. 1:30 p.m. Fireman Water fights – south of the Pond. 2 p.m. Kenosha County […]

2016 Kenosha County Junior Livestock Sale coverage (PHOTOS)

The 2016 Kenosha County Junior Livestock Sale took place at the fairgrounds in Wilmot on Saturday afternoon. The sale is the culmination of many months of hard work for exhibitors who have been working with their animals so they looked their best for their show and then this event. Individuals and businesses bid on the […]

2016 Kenosha County Junior Fair Beef Show results

The 2016 Kenosha County Beef Show took place at the fairgrounds in Wilmot on Friday. Here are results of the judging from Junior Fair and Open Class: Share4Tweet4 Shares

2016 Kenosha County Fair Dairy Show results

The 2016 Kenosha County Fair Dairy Show took place at the fairgrounds in Wilmot on Friday. Here are results of the judging from Junior Fair and Open Class. Share7Tweet7 Shares

Sheriff’s Department bomb squad demo at 2016 Kenosha County Fair

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has been conducting daily demonsttrations at the Kenosha County Fair relating to the work they do. Friday’s demonstration was the bomb squad. Sgt. Mike Weyker lead the demos. He explained that there are less than 10 bomb squads in Wisconsin, with Kenosha County’s being one of them Among the department’s equipment […]

Units responding for crash along Brighton-Salem border

At about 12:04 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways K and B along the Brighton-Salem border. Crash involves a car and a truck. A vehicle may be rolled over. ShareTweet0 Shares

2016 Kenosha County Junior Fair swine show results

Here are the results of the 2016 Kenosha County Junior Fair swine show, held Wednesday at the fairgrounds in Wilmot: Grand champion market hog — Taylor Matrisch. Reserve champion market hog — Sydney Rau. Champion duroc — Paige Armbruster. Champion Chester white — Rebecca Scheen. Champion Poland China — Nicole Jackson. Champion spot — Lizzy […]

2016 Kenosha County Fair Education Building Best of the Best

Here is the list of the 2016 Kenosha County Fair Education Building Best of the Best. You can see all of these students’ work and much more firsthand at the Education Building at the Kenosha County Fair through Sunday. Pre-K — Champion:  Austin Cooper (Salem); Reserve Champion: Ella Erdman (All Saints). Kindergarten — Champion: Emily Keller (Salem); Reserve Champion: […]

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