Posts from ‘June, 2018’

2018 Paddock Lake Boat Parade coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The Paddock Hooker Lake Association hosted its annual boat parade on Paddock Lake Saturday evening. There was no theme for this year’s event, so participants were free to decorate their boat as they wished. There were, however, prizes awarded for the best decorated boats. This year’s judges were village President Terry Burns, county Supervisor John […]

2018 Twin Lakes Libertyfest Parade coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association annual Libertyfest parade took to the streets of Twin Lakes Saturday. The temperature was hot even at the 11 a.m. start time, but spectators lined the streets and the parade provided an hour of varied entertainment. Besides throwing candy, several entries this year made a point of […]

Units responding for alarm in Twin Lakes

At about 7:31 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department and a Twin Lakes Police officer are responding for an alarm in the 2900 block of Lakeshore Way in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: This is a carbon monoxide alarm. Share6 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 6

Excessive heat warning extended to Sunday

The National Weather Service has extended a previously issued excessive heat warning to 4 p.m., Sunday. Sunday’s high temperature is expected to reach 89 with a heat index as high as 97. The chance of rain or a thunderstorm for Sunday also has greatly increased. Chance of precipitation is now 80 percent, mainly after 5 […]

Silver Lake Christmas in July boat parade set for July 4

Silver Lake will again have its annual boat parade, to take place Wednesday, July 4 starting at 1 p.m., on the water of Silver Lake, this year with a Christmas in July theme. Dress up your body, boat, jetski or kayak and join the fun. Boats meet on the lake in front of the Silver Lake Marina. […]

Paddock Lake Boat Parade is today

The Paddock Hooker Lake Association’s annual will host the Paddock Lake Boat Parade Saturday, June 30. The parade is open to the public. Lineup of the pre-registered boats starts at 5 and the parade will begin at 6 p.m. The boats typically travel around the Paddock Lake channel and then out into the lake. Registration […]

A word from our sponsors: 2018 Twin Lakes Libertyfest continues today

Note: Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Twin Lakes Libertyfest 2018 continues Saturday! The annual event is hosted by the Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association. This Free Family Fun Event will get continue on Saturday, June 30 from noon until midnight. […]

Units responding for fire in Trevor

At about 10:26 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire near the 25600 block of Highway C in Trevor. UPDATE 10:30 p.m. — Location changed to 28600 block of Highway C. UPDATE 10:33 p.m. — Deputy reports flame may be from wastewater treatment […]

Power outage in Salem

We Energies is reporting a power outage centered in Salem. The outage is affecting 1,620 customers, at 6:33 p.m. We is attributing the outage to a tree. A crew to repair the situation has been assigned. UPDATE about 8:30 p.m. — We Energies showing this as resolved. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Deaths June 29, 2018: Elvie V. Sargent

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: Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Lakes in Salem Lakes — except Silver Lake — continue on slow, no wake

After a series of readings conducted Friday, all but one lake in Salem Lakes remain under slow, no wake status. The one exception is Silver Lake, which will continue with regular boating operations. From an announcement posted Friday on the village website: All Lakes with the exception of Silver Lake will remain SLOW NO WAKE […]

June 29, 2018 lake test results: Paddock Lake beaches closed or under caution; Rock Lake under caution

All Paddock Lake beaches are either closed or under caution for elevated E.coli levels after testing Thursday. On Paddock Lake, the Paddock Hooker Lake Association Beach is closed and North Shore Lake Association Beach, Hoag Park Beach and Old Settlers County Park Beach are all under swimming cautions. Rock Lake is also under a swimming […]

Twin Lakes to lift slow, no wake status Saturday

Slow, no wake status will continue on Lakes Mary and Elizabeth in Twin Lakes until 9 a.m., Saturday. After that boats will be able to observe regular boating speeds. The village made that announcement Friday via the Facebook post below: Share7 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 7

A word from our sponsors: 2018 Paddock Lake bike parade is July 4; $325 gift certificate prizes for best decorated bikes

Note: The village of Paddock Lake is advertising this event with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH The 2018 annual Paddock Lake bike parade will take place July 4. Residents of all ages are encouraged to participate with a bike decorated for the holiday. Parade line-up will take place at 9:30 a.m. at […]

Excessive heat warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for a portion of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The warning is in effect from noon, Friday through 7 p.m., Saturday. The warning replaces the previously issued heat advisory. Friday’s high could reach 91 with a possible heat index value of 103. Saturday’s high temperature […]

A word from our sponsors: Froedtert South hosting Walk-In Wednesday on July 18 for CNAs

Note: Froedtert South is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Are you looking for a certified nursing assistant position? Then Froedtert South’s hosting Walk-In Wednesday on July 18 for CNAs is for you. Human resources and nursing managers will be offering on the spot interviews for all certified CNA candidates. Dress […]

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. Share […]

A word from our sponsors: 2018 Twin Lakes Libertyfest opens today

Note: Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Twin Lakes Libertyfest 2018 open today! The annual event is hosted by the Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association. This Free Family Fun Event will get started on Friday, June 29, 5 p.m. and continue […]

Reader photos: Strawberry Moon over Silver Lake

Did you see the Strawberry Moon in Wednesday night’s sky? Juddie Brandes of Silver Lake did and she shared some photos she took for all of us who did not see it ourselves to enjoy. Brandes explained that the Strawberry Moon — also known as the Rose Moon or Honey Moon — was named by Algonquin tribes, […]

Deaths June 28, 2018: Irvin Walter Louis Rozell, Joseph 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: Share2 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 2

Units responding for smoke in Twin Lakes

At about 4:33 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and a Twin Lakes Police officer are responding to a report of smoke in the 500 block of Highway F in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: Caller reporting smoke coming from wooded area. UPDATE 4:37 p.m. — Fire unit on the scene reports power line on fire. […]

Units responding for alarm in Powers Lake

At about 3:21 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to an alarm in the 31300 block of 93rd Street in Powers Lake. Per dispatch: This is a supervisory alarm. Share3 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 3

Deal of the Day: Hill Country Market $25 gift card half off

Have you heard about our feature at West of the I called Deal of the Day? It offers you great values on goods and services from local businesses. Here’s how it works. We offer a gift certificate or gift card from a local business for half price of its face value. For example, you get […]

Jon Watson is new director of pupil services at Wilmot UHS

Jon Watson is the new director of pupil services at Wilmot Union High School, the school announced through a news release this week. From the release: Wilmot Union High School is pleased to announce Jon Watson as their new Director of Pupil Services effective July 1, 2018. Mr. Watson will replace Jamie Kupkovits, who will remain […]

A word from our sponsors: St. John Child Development Center carrying on tradition of caring

Note: St. John Child Development Center is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH They may find themselves in new quarters this school year but the tradition of caring is deep at St. John Child Development Center in Paris. The center, located at St. John the Baptist Church, provides infant care, day […]

Hot weather on its way; heat advisory issued for Friday, Saturday

A run of much hotter weather begins Thursday and will still be with us by the Fourth of July holiday, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. The peak of the mini heat wave will be Friday and Saturday, when high temperatures are expected to top 90 degrees. A heat advisory has been issued […]

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. Share1 […]

Flood warning issued for Fox River

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Fox River as measured at the New Munster gauge. The river rose back over flood stage of 11 feet at about 5 p.m. At 7 p.m., the river was at 11.09 feet. The latest NWS forecast for the river is not expected to rise […]

Deaths June 27, 2018: Joseph Ronald Pechulis Jr., Dorothy J. Koprovic

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: Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

A word from our sponsors: Paddock Lake Boat Parade June 30

Note: The Paddock Hooker Lake Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH The Paddock Hooker Lake Association will again host the Paddock Lake Boat Parade on Saturday, June 30. The parade is open to the public. Line-up is at 5 p.m. and the parade starts at 6 p.m. Entry is […]

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