Posts from ‘November, 2018’

Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary hosting Pictures with Santa Dec. 2

Come see Santa at the Wheatland Fire House on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come get your photo taken with Santa. This is a free community event sponsored by Town of Wheatland Fire Department Auxiliary. The Wheatland Fire House is located in New Munster. Share8TweetPin+1Share8 Shares

Benefit on Dec. 2 at The Sandlots of Salem to benefit Osborn family

A benefit for the Osborn family will take place Dec. 2 from 3 to 7 p.m. at The Sandlots of Salem, 9521 Antioch Road, Salem. Carroll was diagnosed with Colon Cancer in April of 2018. He died Nov. 27. Family asks that you come join them for a celebration of Carroll’s life. Sharing memories, laughing, dancing, […]

Deaths Nov. 30, 2018: Bob Gerald Cartwright, Karla Jean Jende

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: ShareTweetPin+1Share0 Shares

Units responding for possible fire in Powers Lake

At about 2:30 p.m., Randall Fire Department, Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Fire Department units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a possible fire in the 40400 block of 91st Street in Powers Lake. Per dispatch: Units will be investigating a report form a utility worker of damaged […]

A word from our sponsors: Westosha Sports Complex hosting The HitTrax Quality Hit Game League

Note: Westosha Sports Complex is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement.  — DH Westosha Sports Complex is hosting The HitTrax Quality Hit Game (Q‐Hit), an exciting, competitive game that assess a player’s ability to make “quality” hits. What is a quality hit? There are multiple factors that go into answering this question. Four […]

Paddock Lake Area Lions Club 8th annual “Books and More” Indoor Rummage Sale is Dec. 8

Paddock Lake Area Lions Club is holding their 8th annual “Books and More” Indoor Rummage Sale on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Westosha Senior Community Center, 19200 93rd St. in Bristol (Wilmot Road-Highway C, just east of Highway 45) It will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be bargains galore! Many, many books and gently used items, […]

A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association Trees on Parade 2018 is Dec 7 & 8

Note: Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association Trees on Parade 2018 will take place Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8 at St. John the Evangelist Church Community Center, 701 Lake Ave., Twin Lakes. This year’s “It’s a Northwoods Christmas” marks the 12th annual trees […]

Warmer, wet weekend in forecast

A wet and warmer weekend is in the latest, local National Weather Service forecast for Western Kenosha County. High temperatures are forecast for 35 Friday and 40 on Saturday and Sunday. But it won’t exactly be a great weekend for getting those outdoor Christmas decorations done. There’s a 90-100 percent chance of rain/freezing rain then […]

Randall passes 2019 tax levy with 10 percent increase

The Randall Town Board on Thursday approved a 2019 property tax levy of $988,127. That’s a 10 percent increase from the 2018 tax levy of $899,203. The 2019 levy was approved unanimously at a special Town Board meeting Thursday evening. Chairman Bob Stoll said the resulting mil rate will be $1.78/$1,000 of assessed value, up […]

Deaths Nov. 29, 2018: Carroll J. “Oz” Osborn, Thomas E. Sheehan, Rose Bappert

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: Share6TweetPin+1Share6 Shares

2018 Bristol Volunteer Firemen’s Association pancake breakfast with Santa Dec. 1

The Bristol Volunteer Firemen’s Association will host its Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Bristol Fire Station from 8 to 11 a.m. Admission for each attendee will be two nonperishable food items or one unwrapped toy per person. The event will include the chance to visit with Santa, tour the station and […]

Construction to begin next week at Wheatland Center School

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held at Wheatland Center School Wednesday to mark the beginning of work on the school’s upcoming renovation/construction project Doing the honors at the ceremony were one student representative of each grade level kindergarten through eighth grade. The students were selected by grade level teachers as being good school community citizens, explained […]

Bristol Fire and Rescue save deer from ice

It’s not always people that are rescued by local emergency personnel. Bristol Fire and Rescue, with an assist from Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue, saved a deer trapped on a pond Wednesday in Bristol. From the Bristol Fire and Rescue Facebook page: Share201TweetPin+1Share201 Shares

A word from our sponsors: 2018 Paddock Lake Lighted Holiday Parade is Dec. 8

Note: Paddock Lake is advertising this event with westofthei. This is a paid announcement. — DH Paddock Lake’s 6th annual Holiday Parade will be on Dec. 8., starting at 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Christmas Story.” Village Board and Staff invite all residents young and old to participate in the Village of Paddock Lake 6th Annual […]

Wilmot UHS fall play “Almost Maine” to be performed Nov. 29, 30 & Dec. 1

The Wilmot Union High School fall play “Almost, Maine” will be performed this week. Showtimes are: Nov 29, at 7 p.m. Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. Dec. 1, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. All performances are at the school’s Lance Haas Auditorium. Tickets are $5 (free for students with an activity pass). Share27TweetPin+1Share27 Shares

Paddock Lake passes 2019 tax levy with 6 percent decrease

Paddock Lake passed a 2019 tax levy of $1,476,018 last Wednesday night. The levy represents a decrease of $95,635 or 6.1 percent from the 2018 tax levy. About $90,000 of that decrease came from a reduction in the portion of the levy dedicated to debt service. Clerk/Treasurer Emily Uhlenhake said that was the result of […]

Deal of the Day: Ruth’s Hairlines $30 gift certificate 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 […]

Cold morning; maybe some light snow overnight

It’s going to be a cold morning in Western Kenosha County, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Temps this morning will be in the teens with wind chill in the single digits until about 1 or 11 a.m. Fear not, it should warm up to a balmy 26 degrees for Wednesday’s high. Later […]

A word from our sponsors: Breezy Hill Garden Center & Hill Country Market Holiday Open House is Dec. 1

Note: Breezy Hill Garden Center & Hill Country Market are westofthei.com sponsors. This is a paid announcement. — DH Breezy Hill Garden Center and Hill Country Market will host a Holiday Open House on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come to explore designer holiday decor, gifts, custom wreaths, and floral arrangements. Enjoy […]

Santa to visit kids at Twin Lakes Fire Department on Dec. 1

Santa will be visiting children at the Twin Lakes Fire Department station on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids can have their photo taken with Santa at the event. The Twin Lakes Fire Department and Rescue Squad station is located at 236 E Main St., Twin Lakes. Santa will also be out […]

Deaths Nov. 27, 2018: Clifford A. Kosloske

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: ShareTweetPin+1Share0 Shares

Wheatland approves contract with Scherrer Construction to manage new firehouse project

The Wheatland Town Board on Wednesday approved a contract with Scherrer Construction of Burlington to act as construction managers for a new Town of Wheatland Fire Department station after hearing some strong words from the fire chief about his department’s lack of inclusion in the decision to hire Scherrer. “I didn’t really have any input […]

Deaths Nov. 26, 2018: Bruce Allen VandenBrande, Robert A. Nutschnig

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: ShareTweetPin+1Share0 Shares

Local fire department responding for mutual aid to Lake County

At about 12:19 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding to a request for mutual aid from the the Newport Fire Department for a crash at the southbound Highway 41 exit ramp just south of the state line. Per dispatch: This is for a five vehicle crash. Bristol is requested to respond with a squad. […]

A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association Trees on Parade 2018 is Dec 7 & 8

Note: Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association Trees on Parade 2018 will take place Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8 at St. John the Evangelist Church Community Center, 701 Lake Ave., Twin Lakes. This year’s “It’s a Northwoods Christmas” marks the 12th annual trees […]

Some county offices inaccessible; Western Kenosha County Transit on the road

A power outage has hampered the operation of some county offices in the Administration Building in downtown Kenosha: But Western Kenosha County Transit is operating if you need to get around Monday: ShareTweetPin+1Share0 Shares

Units responding for alarm in Trevor

At about 10:45 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to an alarm in the 22700 block of 97th Place in Trevor. Per dispatch: This is a carbon monoxide alarm. Share2TweetPin+1Share2 Shares

SNOW UPDATE: 6.25 inches; blizzard warning elapses; windy day to continue

We measured at total of 6.25 inches of snow on the ground at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake at about 5:30 a.m., Monday. It did not appear that new snow was still falling. But the wind is still blowing and drifting was evident. We had a drift near a building that was 15 inches deep. […]

School closings for Nov. 26, 2018

Local school districts are announcing closings for Monday due to snow and resulting hazardous travel conditions. Schools that have announced no classes for Monday are: Central High School, all classes and activities. Riverview School. Trevor-Wilmot School. Randall School. Bristol School. Wilmot High School. Wheatland Center School. Lakewood School. Brighton School. Westosha Head Start. Paris School. […]

SNOW UPDATE: 5.25 inches on ground; wind picking up

At 10 p.m., we measured 5.25 inches of snow on the ground total for this storm so far at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. We are seeing reports, including in comments on the westofthei.com Facebook page, of higher readings, especially farther south and west it seems. A blizzard warning remains in effect for Kenosha County, […]

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