Posts from ‘August, 2018’

Units responding for crash in Paris

At about 7:28 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units are responding for a report of a crash in the 12100 block of Highway K in Paris. Per dispatch: Incident involves a go-cart hitting a telephone pole. Share5 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 5

Sponsored post: Wilmot Union High School Annual Notice of Special Education Referral and Evaluation Procedures

Note: The following is a paid announcement from  Wilmot Union High School District. — DH   Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Dalton Heckel, D’Angelo Lux on 2018 UW-Whitewater football team

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team looks to ride a wave of momentum over the second half of the 2017 season into its 2018 campaign, which begins Saturday, Sept. 1, at Dubuque (Iowa). The following student-athletes from Western Kenosha County are members of the 2018 UW-Whitewater football team: Dalton Heckel of Silver Lake (Wilmot Union […]

A word from our sponsors: 8th annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest is Sept. 8

Note: Old Settlers Oktoberfest is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcment. — DH The eighth annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest will take place Sept. 8 at Old Settlers County Park in Paddock Lake from noon to 8 p.m. The event includes German music and dancing, food, beer, wine and games and activities for all […]

Aug. 31, 2018 lake test results: Lilly Lake Beach closed to swimming

Lilly Lake Beach is closed to swimming after testing on Thursday showed elevated E.coli levels there. Cautions are issued for results of more than 235 E.coli/100 mL. Beaches are closed to swimming for a test result of more than 1,000 E.coli/100 mL. Thursday’s test result for Lilly Lake Beach was >2,419 E.coli/100mL. Lilly Lake Beach will […]

Closure for Highway W in Salem Lakes announced

Highway W in Salem Lakes north of Highway F is facing a long-term closure starting next week, the county has announced. From a post on the county’s website: A road embankment stabilization project will cause a long-term closure on Kenosha County Trunk Highway W (Fox River Road) in the Village of Salem Lakes. The closure – […]

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 […]

Explosion at car wash in Salem

About 11:30 p.m., Thursday all the Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue stations and Bristol Fire and Rescue were dispatched for an explosion at a car wash in the 8300 block of Highway 83 (Antioch Road) in Salem. Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue Chief Mike Slover said it appears someone blew up a large firework in one of the car wash bays. […]

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. Share2 […]

9th annual Labor of Love Music Festival is Sept. 2

The 8th annual Labor of Love Music Festival – in loving memory of Jamie Leigh Wilson — will take place 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sept. 2 at New Munster Park. Come prepared to dance and clap along to the finger picking styles that this year’s music festival is guaranteed to provide. Admission is free. All proceeds […]

Bristol resident sets up tribute to Sen. John McCain

A Bristol resident has erected a tribute in his yard to U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), who died last weekend. McCain served in the U.S. Senate for 31 years and was a prisoner of war for five years after being shot down over Hanoi during the Vietnam War. He ran for president twice. He is […]

Salem Lakes to explore backyard chicken ordinance

The Salem Lakes Village Board directed staff Monday to start researching a backyard chicken ordinance for the village. Currently, village ordinances say a property has to be at least two acres to have chickens, said village administrator Patrick Casey. Housing chickens, chiefly for home egg production, is becoming increasingly common, said Casey, who supplied the […]

A word from our sponsors: The Sankulpa Yoga Center opens in Bristol

Note: Sankulpa Yoga Center  is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH The Sankulpa Yoga Center opened in Bristol this summer and shares a building with the new Bristol Hair Shoppe at 19806 83rd Street.  Lori Hawkins is the owner of Sankulpa Yoga, and her vision for this space is to bring […]

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. Share2 […]

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 […]

Deaths Aug. 29, 2018: Rene (Ray Ray) De Lacruz

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

Village wide lake district for Salem Lakes blasted before it gets started

Exploration of a nascent proposal for a village wide lake district ran into criticism at its first discussion before the Salem Lakes Village Board Monday evening. Trustee Bill Hopkins initiated the discussion, saying it was in reaction to information he had heard that Trustee Dennis Faber was championing the district — which could levy a […]

A word from our sponsors: 8th annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest is Sept. 8

Note: Old Settlers Oktoberfest is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcment. — DH The eighth annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest will take place Sept. 8 at Old Settlers County Park in Paddock Lake from noon to 8 p.m. The event includes German music and dancing, food, beer, wine and games and activities for all […]

Deaths Aug. 28, 2018: Michael L. Schultz

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

Local students among UW-Whitewater spring 2018 graduates

The following students earned degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at spring commencement on May 19, 2018: Twin Lakes  — Tyler Schatzka graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting. Courtney De Groot graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance. Matthew Mcnulty graduated with a Bachelor of Science in environmental science. Trevor — […]

Hot and stormy Tuesday in forecast

Tuesday should be another hot day, finished off with some storm weather, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Actually Tuesday is starting out with a little rain, but that is expected to clear for most of the day. High temperatures are expected to reach 87 with a high dewpoint and other conditions pushing […]

Salem Lakes may consider creating permit parking for village residents only at Silver Lake boat launch

The Salem Lakes Village Board may consider creating eight car and boat trailer parking spots near the village’s Silver Lake boat launch. But in the meantime, the village found further justification for its parking ban in the area that it intended to enact after its last meeting. The Village Board voted Aug. 13 to remove […]

Central HS seniors paint parking spots as Booster Club fundraiser

Central High School seniors this week got a start on personalizing parking spots in the school’s lot in Paddock Lake. Seniors were able to pay $75 to paint their spot. They had to submit their design for approval from the administration. Funds raised by this program will go to the Westosha Central Booster Club, which […]

Deaths Aug. 27, 2018: Craig Randall Nelson

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: Westosha Sports Complex to host 12-week, 9-Hole Tuesday Golf League starting Oct. 23

Westosha Sports Complex is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Westosha Sports Complex will host a 12-week, 9-Hole Tuesday Golf League starting Oct. 23 (see schedule below). Call to reserve your spot 262-885-6110. Cost is $20 per player per week, two installment payments of $120.  First is required date of signing up, […]

Couple more hot days ahead

After a hot Sunday, Western Kenosha County residents are in for a couple more hot days, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Monday’s high temperature should reach 90 with a heat index of 98. Tuesday’s high should be 87 with a heat index of 95. Dewpoint values will be in the mid to […]

Units responding for alarm in Bristol

At about 10:05 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to an alarm at a business in the 12300 block of 75th Street (Highway 50) in. Bristol. Share3 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 3

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The watch is in effect until 9 p.m. A severe thunderstorm watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for […]

Units responding to crash on I-94

At about 12:36 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and other fire departments are responding to a report of a crash in the 12700 block of the southbound lanes of I-94. Per dispatch: One vehicle crash. At least one patient at the scene. Share6 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 6

Power outage reported

At about 5:55 a.m., we are experiencing a power outage at westofthei.com headquarters in northwest Paddock Lake. We Energies is currently saying there are two outages in the area affecting a small amount of customers. A crew has not been assigned yet and cause is unknown. UPDATR 6:05 a.m. — We Energies now saying 399 […]

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