Posts from ‘June, 2018’

Units responding for investigation in Twin Lakes

At about 9:52 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and a Twin Lakes Police officer are responding for an investigation in the 600 block of Bay Hill Avenue, Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: Caller reports smoke, perhaps from a clothes dryer. UPDATE 9:55 a.m. — Police officer on the scene reports no obvious sign of fire, […]

Deal of the Day: Breezy Hill Nursery $25 gift card half off

Today’s offering is from Breezy Hill Nursery, 7530 288th Ave. Breezy Hill Nursery offers a full line of landscaping and gardening supplies. Their retail center offers gifts, decor, garden and landscaping products, delivery services and classes. Breezy Hill’s Garden Center Staff are passionate gardeners who are truly excited by the opportunity to share their knowledge, […]

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. Share3Tweet3 […]

A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes Libertyfest 2018 is this weekend!

Note: The Twin Lakes Chamber & Business Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Libertyfest 2018 looks to be a extra special thanks to many generous supporters. Libertyfest 2018 will be Friday, June 29 from 5 p.m. until midnight and Saturday, June 30 from noon until midnight. Libertyfest schedules and shuttle […]

Deaths June 26, 2018: Joyce Plourde

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: 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 […]

Paddock Lake channel water back to normal

Testing by the Kenosha County Division of health shows that E.coli levels in the channel area of Paddock Lake are back within safe levels, village administrator Tim Popanda said Tuesday. The channel was the final part of the lake to come back to safe E.coli  levels after a failure at a lift station caused an […]

Rain from Tuesday and Wednesday may send Fox back to flood stage

Rain expected Tuesday, Tuesday night and Wednesday may send the Fox River in Western Kenosha County back to about flood stage, the latest National Weather Service forecast for the river at the New Munster Gauge says. The river has been falling and was at 10.2 feet as of 10 a.m., Tuesday. But with over 2 […]

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 […]

Flash flood watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The culprit is rain and thunderstorms Tuesday and Tuesday night. Possible rain totals for Tuesday and Tuesday night are from 1.25 to 2.5 inches. The flash flood watch is set to go into effect at 1 […]

Deaths June 25, 2018: Yvonne “Joy” Griebel

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: 2018 Twin Lakes Libertyfest is June 29 & 30

Note: Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Get ready for Twin Lakes Libertyfest 2018. The annual event is hosted by the Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association. This Free Family Fun Event will be on Friday, June 29, 5 p.m. until midnight […]

Slow, no wake lifted for Lake Benedict, Lake Tombeau and Powers Lake

The slow, no wake order has been lifted for Lake Benedict, Lake Tombeau and Powers Lake, Randall town Clerk Callie Rucker announced Monday. The lakes had been under a slow no wake order due to high levels from recent rain. Share11Tweet11 Shares

Con of the Lakes 2018 coverage (PHOTOS)

The 2018 Con of the Lakes was held Saturday, June 23. It was held at the American Legion Post #544 in Twin Lakes. Nearly 50 attendees played games from 9 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. The event, which was in it’s inaugural year,  was a fundraiser for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Wisconsin. The annual […]

Fox River back below flood stage; flood warning lifted

The Fox River as measured at the New Munster Gauge has dropped below flood stage and a National Weather Service flood warning has been lifted. The river dropped below flood stage of 11 feet Sunday evening. At 4 a.m. Monday, the river stood at 10.85 feet. Rain returns to the NWS forecast Monday night, with […]

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 […]

2018 Town of Wheatland Volunteer Fire Department Community Days sprinkler demo (VIDEO)

The 2018 Town of Wheatland Volunteer Fire Department Community Days included demonstrations of techniques used by firefighters. On Sunday, after the parade, a demonstration showing the effectiveness of a sprinkler system in quickly knocking down a fire was done. Here is video of the Wheatland demo in which you can see how a fire in […]

2018 Town of Wheatland Volunteer Fire Department Community Days parade coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The Town of Wheatland Fire Department hosted its Community Days Festival this weekend. The annual parade took place Sunday. The parade started at Bella Vita Banquets and worked its way down Geneva Road to New Munster Park. The parade had a large contingent of local and area fire departments. Here’s video of the procession with […]

Report from the road: Traffic signals flashing at Brass Ball Corners

At about noon, traffic signals are flashing red at Brass Ball Corners (Highways 50 and 83/75) in Paddock Lake. Traffic is most backed up on Highway 50 approaching the intersection in either direction. UPDATE about 2:40 p.m. — Just came through the intersection again. Signals back to normal. WisDOT still on the scene. ShareTweet0 Shares

A word from our sponsors: June 24, 2018 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

Note: Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty, are westofthei.com sponsors. This is a paid announcement — DH Here are open houses being hosted today by Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty (click the links below for more information): 11314 Bristol Rd, Bristol 24724 74th St, Salem 9503 Antioch Rd, Salem 6329 247th Ave, […]

Still time to enter 2018 Kenosha County Fairest of the Fair

There’s still time to enter the 2018 Kenosha County Fairest of the Fair. Candidates compete in a variety of categories for the title of Fairest of the Fair. Following coronation, the Fairest of the Fair winner will serve as an ambassador of the Kenosha County Fair during fair week and represent the fair during a […]

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 […]

Salem Grade School honor roll fourth quarter 2017-18

This post is sponsored by Paddock Lake Pet Services The following students were named to the Salem Grade School fourth quarter 2017-18 honor roll: High Honors Sixth grade — Annika Anderson, Ella Anderson, Reese Beucher, Tyler Bowman, Hannah Boyd, Coren Bracey, Leo Chen, Victoria Collins, Christopher Csukas, Adam David, Grace Davy, Christos Dovas, Samantha Erber, Christopher Garcia, Olivia Godin, Megan Greenhill, Alexander Hannah, Ana Hull, William Larson, Eli Liberman, Julia MacIntyre, Tristan Martinez, Lila McNeill, Collin Meininger, Mason Mitacek, Braedon Moeller, Delainey […]

A word from our sponsors: 2018 Twin Lakes Libertyfest is June 29 & 30

Note: Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Get ready for Twin Lakes Libertyfest 2018. The annual event is hosted by the Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association. This Free Family Fun Event will be on Friday, June 29, 5 p.m. until midnight […]

No rain in forecast for weekend

For a change of pace of late, there’s no rain in the Western Kenosha County National Weather Service forecast for the next couple of days. Saturday’s forecast is for partly sunny skies and a high temperature of 77. Sunday’s forecast is for mostly sunny skies and a high of 76. Monday during the day should be […]

Fox River level holding steady; flood warning continues

The level of the Fox River as measured at the National Weather Service New Munster Gauge seems to be hold steady at about 11.6 feet. The river first arrived at about 11.6 very early Thursday morning. It has fluctuated a few hundredths of a foot up at times, but has been basically flat since then. […]

Salem Lakes Summer Beats is June 23

Salem Lakes Summer Beats is June 23 from 3 p.m. to midnight at Schmalfeldt Park in Silver Lake. The family fun event features live music, kids activities, food, beer and fireworks at dusk. Schmalfeldt Park is located at 383 Railroad St., Silver Lake. Share5Tweet5 Shares

Slow, no wake ordered for Powers Lake, Lake Benedict, Lake Tombeau

A slow, no wake restriction has been ordered by the Randall Town Board for Powers Lake, Lake Tombeau and Lake Benedict in Randall Lake levels will be monitored until such time this restriction can be removed. Flooding and rain forecast have make this a necessary action, said town Chairman Bob Stoll. ShareTweet0 Shares

Beaches on Paddock Lake open for swimming

Paddock Lake on Friday opened all beaches on its lake for swimming after testing showed safe levels of E.coli. The lake’s channel area, however, will remain closed to swimming pending further testing, said village administrator Tim Popanda. The beaches were closed Tuesday as a precaution after a lift station malfunction caused an overflow of wastewater […]

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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