Posts from ‘December, 2018’

Only slight chance of white/wet Christmas

The latest, local National Weather Service forecast for our area has just a slight chance of snow — which might also be rain —  on Christmas this year. There’s a 20 percent chance of snow starting Monday night. That 20 percent chance of snow continues through about 11 a.m. Christmas Day.  Toward the end of the […]

Deaths Dec. 23, 2018: Phillip B. Olson, Wayne Elroy Shipton

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: Dec. 23, 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): 7610 242nd Ave, Salem 24921 52nd St, Salem 42590 N Forest Ln, , IL 8722 […]

Deaths Dec. 22, 2018: Jeffrey Welter Sr.

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 Randall

At about 2:49 p.m., Randall Fire Department, Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a possible fire in a residence in the 40100 block of 94th Place in Randall. Per dispatch: Person returned home to find alarms sounding and white smoke in building. UPDATE […]

A word from our sponsors: Dec. 22, 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): 24921 52nd St, Salem ShareTweet0 Shares

2018 Paddock Lake Outdoor Holiday Decoration Contest winners announced (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Here are the winners of the 2018 Village of Paddock Lake Outdoor Holiday Decoration Contest: First place — The Sorensen’s on 78th Street. Second place — The Falotico’s on 248th Avenue. Third Place — The Orozco’s on 235th Avenue. First place won $50 and second and third won $25 (Note: westofthei.com sponsored the prizes — DH). […]

Deaths Dec. 21, 2018: Alberta M. Allen, Elmer B. “Whitey” Hacker

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

End of year tax reminders from county treasurer

Here are some end of the year tax reminders from Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson: With 2018 tax bills now having been mailed to property owners in all Kenosha County municipalities, Treasurer Teri Jacobson has a reminder for those who have delinquent taxes from past years. The message: If you do not pay your current-year taxes on time, you […]

Units responding to Central HS for medical call

At about 3:51 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to Central High School for a medical call. Per dispatch: Patient is an ill male, who may be having a panic attack. Share4Tweet4 Shares

Units responding to Salem School for medical call

At about 9:05 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to Salem School for a medical call. Per dispatch: Patient is having difficulty breathing. Share25Tweet25 Shares

Wilmot UHS Teddy Bear Toss 2018 coverage with game photos (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

During halftime of the boys basketball game, Wilmot vs Central, Thursday night at Wilmot, stuffed animals were thrown on the court for a Teddy Bear Toss. The toys were collected for Toys for Tots. The stuffed animals were collected by Be The Change Team. Central won the boys varsity game 80-52. Wilmot won the varsity […]

Free course for families and friends of persons coping with mental illness offered in Bristol

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering a free 12-week course for families and friends of persons coping with mental illness.  Participants will gain information on major mental illnesses, learn about skills and strategies for helping their loved ones, self care, and receive emotional support. These classes are offered at the Kenosha County Center […]

Central High School District of Westosha offers survey on next district administrator

The Central High School District of Westosha has developed a community survey aimed at determining the qualities for the next district administrator. The survey can be accessed here. Residents are asked to complete the survey only once. The survey will be open until Monday, Dec. 31. The compiled results will be given to the board as […]

Deaths Dec. 20, 2018: Karen L. Ellis

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: Share66Tweet66 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 […]

Report from the road: Foggy

It’s pretty darn foggy out there for the middle of the day in parts of Western Kenosha County. I just got done driving between Paddock Lake and Wilmot. It was pretty foggy for pretty much the whole way and back an hour later. The National Weather Service has a hazardous weather outlook in effect that […]

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 […]

Bristol School Board seeking applicants for third board vacancy since start of school year

Bristol School Board President Kathy LeFebve has resigned her seat on the board. That is the third resignation from the School Board since the beginning of the current school year. Amy George resigned in September and Kim Rickert resigned in October. In a written statement, LeFebve said:  “My decision was not made lightly as I made […]

Sen. Wanggaard named chairman of State Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety

State Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine), whose district includes most of Western Kenosha County, will again be the chairman of the State Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety. From a news release from Wanggaard’s office: Senator Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) has been named as the Chairman of the State Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety for the […]

Deal of the Day: The Sandlots of Salem $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 […]

Teddy Bear Toss to take place at Wilmot-Central basketball game

Wilmot Union High School will be having a Teddy Bear Toss during halftime of the Boys Varsity Basketball Game this Thursday, Dec. 20. Small toys and stuffed animals will be collected for the Toys for Tots program.  Toys will be collected at the entrances and the stuffed animals will be tossed on to the court […]

Wheatland firehouse planning committee gets underway

The committee that will guide the process of constructing a new firehouse for the Town of Wheatland Fire Department held its first meeting Monday at Town Hall in New Munster. Committee members and meeting times were set, with a stated goal to get decisions made over the next few months to move the project forward. […]

Local fire department responding for mutual aid to Illinois

At about 12:04 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding to a request for mutual aid from the Zion Fire Department for an incident in the 1700 block of Dusk Drive in Zion. Per dispatch: Bristol is requested to respond to the scene with a chief. Share7Tweet7 Shares

Run of unseasonably warm days in forecast

Put that down parka back in the closet. The next three days should be warmer than you would expect for mid December in Western Kenosha County, Wisconsin, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Tuesday’s high temperature should reach 44 and highs should be in the 40s Wednesday and Thursday. Friday through Monday should […]

Salem Lakes to stop mass mailing of newsletter; decrease frequency

The Salem Lakes Village Board has voted to stop mass mailing a paper copy of the village newsletter to residents after the next issue is published. Instead, the village will have the newsletter available on its website and email an electronic copy to those who sign up for that option. If someone wants the newsletter […]

A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes hiring Public Works and Sewer Plant positions

Note: This is a paid announcement by The village of Twin Lakes. — DH The village of Twin Lakes is hiring for Public Works and Sewer Plant positions. Visit http://www.villageoftwinlakes.net/employment-opportunities/ for more info. Share29Tweet29 Shares

Paddock Lake Holiday Decorating Contest judging is today

Just a reminder: Judging for the village of Paddock Lake 2018 Holiday Decorating Contest will take place Monday evening. If you want to be in the running for the cash prizes, make sure your holiday displays is on and in its full glory from 6 to 9 p.m., today. That’s when the Kenosha County Sheriff’s […]

Deaths Dec. 16, 2018: Gertrude C. Himebauch

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: Share4Tweet4 Shares

2018 Randall Fire Department Santa breakfast coverage (PHOTOS)

The Randall Fire Department hosted its annual pancake breakfast with featured guest Santa Claus on Saturday at Frie Station No. 2 in Bassett. The event included the chance to visit and have a photo with Santa, take a closeup look at fire equipment and a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage. The fire department also held […]

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