Posts from ‘September, 2016’

A word from our sponsors: Sept. 25, 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 10816 269th Ave, Trevor 12320 250th Ave, Trevor 24621 121st St, Trevor 19530 101st St, Bristol ShareTweet0 […]

Central HS teacher Parisa Meymand named 2016 American Geographical Society Geography Teacher Fellow

Westosha Central High School social studies teacher Parisa Meymand of  Trevor has been named a 2016 American Geographical Society Geography Teacher Fellow. Meymand is one of 50 teachers nationwide selected for the honor. From a news release from the AGS: Ms. Meymand is one of fifty teachers selected from across the United States to participate in this first […]

Donations sought for downtown Twin Lakes planters

The Main Street Flowers Project in Twin Lakes is looking to put a fall spin on the look of the downtown planters. The project is seeking donations of pumpkin or gourds or similar fall items to be used in the downtown planters. You can drop off your donations of pumpkins/gourds/mums at the drop off table at Central Park (N Lake/Main […]

Salem extends agreement with Western Kenosha County Historical Society for five years

The Google Streetview image above shows the Western Kenosha County Historical Society complex in Miller Park in Trevor. The Salem Town Board on Monday extended for five years an agreement with the Western Kenosha County Historical Society that allows that group to use a town park as its headquarters. The society has two historical buildings in […]

Deaths Sept. 23, 2016: Paul H. Hoffmann

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 crash in Wheatland

At about 4:38 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highway 50 and Highway 83-north in Wheatland. Per dispatch: A vehicle has struck a pole. There is one person injured. UPDATE 4:41 p.m. — Deputy reports a light standard is down and […]

History Seekers of the Union Grove Area hosting cemetery walk Sept. 24

Union Grove Memorial Cemetery Walk, sponsored by the History Seekers of the Union Grove Area, will take place Saturday, Sept. 24 from 1 -4 p.m. Participants will have a unique experience on this tour of the historic Union Grove Memorial Cemetery. You can speak with early settlers and listen to them tell of life in this western Racine County […]

Kenosha County Youth As Resources seeking grant applicants

Looking for money for your next community service or service learning project?  Kenosha County Youth As Resources (YAR), a program dedicated to youth empowerment, is seeking youth-led groups to apply for grant funds of up to $500 for their next service project. A simple two-page application form and a short presentation to YAR board members […]

A word from our sponsors: Trevor-Wilmot School seeking middle school coaches

Trevor-Wilmot School is advertising this position with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH Trevor-Wilmot School is looking for basketball coaches for the girls and boys season during the upcoming school year.  The girls season runs from the beginning of October to the beginning of December.  The boys season runs from the beginning of […]

Garage sales page updated

West of the I’s garage sales page has been updated. Several new entries just posted today. 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 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 Paddock Lake

At about 4:16 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 50 and 75 (Brass Ball Corners) in Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. UPDATE 4:20 p.m. — Salem F/R command on the scene confirms two vehicles involved and they are blocking […]

Units responding for investigation in Silver Lake

At about 3:45 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to investigate a reported strong smell of gas in the area of Second Street and Lake Street in Silver Lake. UPDATE 4 p.m. — Units clearing the scene and returning to quarters. ShareTweet0 Shares

Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church hosting Oktoberfest on Oct. 2

Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, Twin Lakes, is having an Oktoberfest on Oct. 2. The entire community is invited. The event will follow service at 9 a.m. There will be free food served at noon The event also will feature a bouncy house, horse shoe tournament, bocce ball, badminton and more. Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church is […]

A word from our sponsors: Wilmot Raceway adds championship nights Sept. 23 & 24

Note: Wilmot Raceway is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH With all the rain this year Wilmot Raceway has added two dates to the end of the year to give the drivers a shot at battling on track for the championship. Point races in all divisions are down to the wire. First […]

Maintenance on I-94 to cause lane closures in Racine, Milwaukee counties

If you are going to drive overnight on I-94, you may experience some lane closures starting Sept. 25. From a Wisconsin Department of Transportation media release: On Sunday evening, September 25, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to begin a maintenance project on I-94, from the Racine/Kenosha County Line to Rawson Avenue, in Milwaukee and […]

Lakewood School senior brunch blends nostalgia with the future

Wednesday’s senior brunch at Lakewood School in Twin Lakes offered a unique blend of information about the school years past and cutting edge information about the how learning is done today. The program for this month’s brunch — which is in its 12th year at the school — consisted of teacher Chris Cates’ fourth graders asking the seniors in […]

Obregon trial delayed until 2017

The trial of Andrew Obregon will not take place this year. The trial was set to begin Sept 26, but court records on Wednesday show the trial has been rescheduled to Jan. 30, 2017. Media reports say the delay came at the request of defense counsel due to an issue caused by illness to part of the defense […]

Units on scene of crash on Salem

At about 5:58 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of a crash in the 30200 block of Highway F in Salem. One ambulance is on the scene and another is being dispatched. Tow trucks have been dispatched. A We Energies crew also is on the scene for damage […]

Twin Lakes woman faces homicide charge in connection with Salem heroin death

A Twin Lakes woman faces a charge of reckless homicide in connection with the heroin overdose death of a Salem man this summer. Elizabeth M. Cooper, 30, faces a charge of  first degree reckless homicide/delivery of drugs. She also has been charged with felony possession of narcotic drugs (heroin) and a misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia. […]

Units responding for tree fire in Trevor

At about 2:33 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a fire on the 27000 block of 115th St. in Trevor. Per dispatch: A tree has fallen on a power line and tree is now on fire. ShareTweet0 Shares

Paddock Lake Area Lions Club annual Spaghetti Dinner is Oct. 8

The Paddock Lake Area Lions Club will host their 10th annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. The dinner will be served at the Westosha Senior Community Center at 19200 93rd St., in Bristol. Tickets are $7.50 for adults; $4.50 for children ages 6-12; and free for children under age 6. There will be many Raffles and […]

Identity of fatal car fire victim released

The identity of a man who died in a car fire in New Munster Friday has been released. Paul H. Hoffman, 64, of Burlington, died of burn injury and smoke inhalation, said a media release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. Hoffman’s pickup was reported on fire in the parking lot of the store where […]

Thunderstorm expected Wednesday morning

A strong thunderstrom is expected to hit Western Kenosha County this morning, says the National Weather Service. At 5:36 a.m., the storm was near East Troy and moving east at 40 mph. Winds of 30 mph and torrential rain are happening with this storm. A 20-40 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms remains in the […]

Monica Rasch to compete for UW-Whitewater cross country team

Monica Rasch, a native of Kenosha, and graduate of Westosha Central High School, is competing for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s cross country team during the 2016 season. Rasch, a freshman at UW-Whitewater, is majoring in physical education. The Warhawks opened the 2016 season  Sept. 17. UW-Whitewater will compete in four more meets prior to the Wisconsin […]

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 info. ShareTweet0 […]

A word from our sponsors: Breezy Hill Nursery hosting Wood Burning Workshop Sept. 22

Note: Breezy Hill Nursery is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Breezy Hill Nursery will be hosting a Wood Burning Workshop on Thursday, Sept. 22 starting at 10 a.m. Come learn wood burning and create a beautiful wood-burned piece for your home! This workshop will be taught by Dori Davis Beck from Studio Dori […]

Deaths Sept. 20, 2016: Ramona Marlene Gooch Franks

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 to Wilmot UHS for medical call

At about 4:52.p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to Wilmot Union High school for a medical call. Per dispatch: Patient is a 17-year-old male who injured a knee while playing soccer. Share3Tweet3 Shares

Salem doesn’t want to patrol Lilly Lake in 2017

Salem does not intend to patrol Lilly Lake in Wheatland in 2017 as it did this summer. That was the recommendation of village staff and the consensus of the Town Board as well at a Salem special board meeting Monday. This summer, Salem contracted  with Wheatland for water patrol of Lilly Lake, with Paddock Lake for water […]

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