Posts from ‘February, 2018’

Flood update: Fox continues to recede; under 13 feet

The Fox River as measured at the New Munster gauge continues to recede and is under 13 feet, the National Weather Service designation for moderate flooding. The river first went under 13 feet Thursday evening. At 4 a.m. Friday, it was at 12.7 feet. A flood warning continues. There is more rain in the forecast […]

A word from our sponsors: St. Alphonsus Parish fish boil March 2

St. Alphonsus Parish is hosting its second Lenten fish boil on Friday, March 2, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Parish Center, 6211 344th Ave, New Munster. The fish boil features all-you-can-eat boiled fish, potatoes, onions, carrots, coleslaw, bread, dessert, milk and coffee. Grilled cheese sandwiches are also served. Carryouts are available. Ticket prices: […]

A word from our sponsors: Paddock Lake seeks proposals from landscape maintenance contractors

Note: This is a paid announcement from the village of Paddock Lake. — DH The Village of Paddock Lake invites proposals from qualified landscape maintenance contractors to maintain lawns at various municipal parks, facilities and public lands within the Village of Paddock Lake for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. The contractor should have the following expertise and […]

First in-person registration for Junior Panthers Football & Cherrleading is Feb. 24

Western Kenosha County Youth Football and Cheer Program (formerly Bulldogs) is thrilled to begin its 19th season with some exciting new changes.  The program will begin 2018 with a new name — the Junior Panthers. Along with the new name the program will also be sporting the new team colors of red and black. Junior Panthers […]

Christ Lutheran Church spaghetti dinner is Feb. 24

Christ Lutheran Church Men’s Club will be serving a spaghetti dinner on Feb. 24 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the church. Tickets are $8 in advance and $9 at the door. Children 10 and under will be $3 and under 6 will be free. Enjoy all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatballs, along with slad, garlic bread and […]

Flood update: Fox crests at 13.37, now receding

The Fox River as measured at the New Munster gauge crested Wednesday afternoon and is now slowly receding. The crest was at 13.37 feet at 2 p.m., Wednesday. At 4 a.m., Thursday, the river was at 13.28 feet. A flood warning remains in effect for the Fox River in Kenosha County. The National Weather Service […]

Report of children chased by adult lead to Salem School lockdown

An incident with two children reporting being chased by an adult prompted a lockdown at Salem School this afternoon that delayed dismissal. Here is a news release issued by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department at 4:32 p.m.: At 3:24 pm a 911 call came from a home near Salem Grade School at 8828 Antioch Rd. in Salem […]

Salem School lockdown delaying dismissal

At 4:17 p.m., Salem School is on a lockdown. Buses are waiting at the school. A parent of a school student tells us an automated call went out saying the lockdown was due to an incident that happened near dismissal time and school officials are awaiting clearance from the Sheriff’s Department before students will be […]

Units responding for crash in Salem Lakes

At about 3:40 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Silver Lakes Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 7900 block of Shorewood Drive in Salem Lakes. UPDATE 3:43 p.m. — Unit from Salem Lakes Station No. 2 in Salem requested to respond. UPDATE 3:45 p.m. — Crash […]

Central HS students selected for Tri-State Honors Band

Central High School band students William DeGoey, Maggie Hillock, Abby Luellen, Eric Lehman, Zoe Shanaver and Melissa Wilkinson were selected for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Tri-State Honors Band Festival on Feb. 9-10. The Central strudents rehearsed with approximately 80 students from Wisconsin, Illinosi and Iowa and performed a concert. The guest clinician was composer Andrew […]

Central HS District administrator Pierce retiring

R. Scott Pierce, Central High School District of Westosha district administrator, is retiring. Pierce’s retirement was accepted by the School Board Tuesday. From a news release from the school issued Wednesday morning: The Central High School District of Westosha School Board, at their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, accepted the retirement request of […]

Flood update: Fox approaching 13 feet; flood warning extended

The Fox River measured 12.91 feet at 5 a.m. as measured at the New Munster gauge, well above flood level of 11 feet and approaching the designated moderate flooding level of 13 feet. The current level would rank 7th on the historic crests listed by the National Weather Service for the gauge. The NWS forecasts […]

Spring Election 2018: Results in Salem Lakes trustee primary

Salem Lakes held a primary election Tuesday to narrow a field of seven trustee candidates to six for the April 3 election. Here are some early results with 1 of 3 polls reporting: Dennis Faber 155 (23%) Ron Gandt 108 (16%) Amee Janus 98 (15%) Bill Hopkins 90 (14%) Laura Francart 87 (13%) John M. McEntegart 59 (9%) Joe Wade 57 (9%) […]

Deaths Feb. 20, 2018: Alcinda W. Kordecki

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 fire in Silver Lake

At about 6:14 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a fire in the 400 block of North Cogswell Drive in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: This reported as a flames in a garage. UPDATE 6:18 p.m. — Dispatch reports this is a […]

Fox River over flood stage; flood warning extended

The Fox River is over flood stage as measured at the New Munster gauge. At 3 p.m., the river was at 11.13 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet. The National Weather Service has extended duration of the flood warning for the area to 9:45 p.m. The NWS also has adjusted its crest forecast slightly at […]

Randall School administrator gives referendum presentation to Twin Lakes Village Board

Randall School District administrator John Gendron gave a presentation Monday to the Twin Lakes Village Board concerning the April 3 school referendum questions at the board’s regular monthly meeting. The school district will have two questions on the ballot, a $5.5 million dollar capital referendum and a non-recurring operational referendum to exceed the revenue limit by […]

A word from our sponsors: St. Alphonsus Parish fish boil March 2

St. Alphonsus Parish is hosting its second Lenten fish boil on Friday, March 2, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Parish Center, 6211 344th Ave, New Munster. The fish boil features all-you-can-eat boiled fish, potatoes, onions, carrots, coleslaw, bread, dessert, milk and coffee. Grilled cheese sandwiches are also served. Carryouts are available. Ticket prices: […]

Deputy responding to flood road report in Wheatland

At about 7:40 a.m., A sheriff’s deputy is investigating a report of flooding in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Report is that water is over Highway W in about the 5200 block. ShareTweet0 Shares

Fog advisory extended

The National Weather Service has extended its fog advisory to 8 a.m. Tuesday. Visibility during this time may be less than a quarter mile. The persistent rain also has prompted a flood warning. ShareTweet0 Shares

Flood update: Flood warning issued; Fox rising

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Fox River in Western Kenosha County. The river at the New Munster gauge was measuring at 9.52 feet at 4 a.m. Flood stage is 11 feet. The current forecast says the river could crest at 12.9 feet early Thursday morning. A quarter to half […]

Spring Election 2018: It’s Primary Election Day!

It’s Spring Primary Election Day today for non-partisan offices. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Salem Lakes has a primary election for village trustee, with the field of seven candidates to be narrowed to six. Statewide there is a primary for Supreme Court justice.   Note: westofthei.com will be providing results of […]

Deaths Feb. 19, 2018: Judith A. “Judie” Bohn, Mary J. Rhoades, Phyllis Mary Kovach

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: 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 […]

Dense fog advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory that is set to extend into Tuesday morning. Visibility may be less than a quarter of a mile in some instances during this period. The advisory is set to expire at 6 a.m., Tuesday. UPDATE — The advisory has been extended to 8 a.m., Tuesday. […]

Units responding for crash in Paddock Lake

At about 4:02 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at 246th Avenue and Highway 50 (75th Street) in Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. One injury being reported. Share22Tweet22 Shares

Units responding for smoke in Bristol

At about 3:41 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Paris Fire and Rescue, Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of smoke in the 18200 block of 93rd Street in Bristol. Per dispatch: Caller reporting white smoke coming from a detached garage. UPDATE 3:46 p.m. — […]

Flood watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. Multiple rounds of heavy rain Monday and Tuesday is what has forecasters concerned. From the watch statement: We have an existing icy snowpack with high moisture content and the ground is still deeply frozen. One to 2 inches […]

Units responding to crash on I-94

At about 9:38 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the southbound lanes of I-94 near the Highway 165 interchange. UPDATE 9:39 a.m. — Dispatch says a deputy on the scene reporting two people injured. Share6Tweet6 Shares

Word from our sponsors: Genoa City Predators Baseball & Softball to hold in-person registration Feb. 18

Note: Genoa City Predators  is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Genoa City Predators Baseball & Softball be hosting in-person registration for the 2018 season at the Westosha Sports Complex in Silver Lake on Feb 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Batting cages will be open to any GC players during […]

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