Posts from ‘January, 2019’

Units responding for fire in Trevor

At about 9:52 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a fire in the 25800 block of Wilmot Road (Highway C) in Trevor. Per dispatch: This is a confirmed dumpster fire. Share3TweetPin+1Share3 Shares

Units responding to fire in Salem Lakes

At about 9:16 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a fire in the 31000 block of 93rd Street in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: This is a possible chimney fire. UPDATE 9:18 p.m. — Per dispatch: Fire reportedly extinguished. Fire units still going to the scene. UPDATE 9:41 p.m. — All units clear and […]

Reader photos: Frozen fun

Near record cold closed local schools Wednesday and Thursday. So children, and those looking after them, were no doubt looking for ways to occupy everyone in a constructive way. Isla and Kain Wiberg of Wheatland, with the help of their grandmother Mary, took advantage of the day off from school to make invisible clones of […]

Wind chill warning expires; wind chill advisory issued

The National Weather Service has replaced the two-day wind chill warning with a lesser wind chill advisory. The wind chill advisory will be in effect until 3 p.m., Thursday. Says the NWS: A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions […]

Troop 328 Boy Scouts to host 2019 Super Bowl Sunday Breakfast and Silent Auction Feb. 3

Salem Boy Scouts of America Troop 328 will host a Super Bowl Sunday Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Salem School. All you can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage and biscuits and gravy will be served. Tickets will be sold at the door. Adults are $7, seniors and children 4-12 […]

Postal delivery suspended for Thursday

No need to check the mail again Thursday. The US Postal Service has suspended delivery for Thursday for a large area of the country, including our area. From a statement posted at USPS.com: Extreme cold continues to grip parts of the country, with record-breaking low temperatures and dangerous wind chills. Due to the extreme weather conditions, the […]

Trevor home damaged by early morning fire

A home in Trevor was damaged by an early Thursday morning fire. From a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department news release issued at about 10 a.m. Thursday morning: Today, January 31, 2019, at approximately 2:14 AM Deputies and Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue responded to a home in the 28600 block of 109th Street for a structure fire.  […]

Word from our sponsors: Single story office/clinic building for lease in Paddock Lake

Note: The village of Paddock Lake is advertising this leasing opportunity at westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH For lease, single story office/clinic building containing 2,989 sq. ft., fully ADA accessible, modern, energy efficient masonry building with plenty of windows for natural light. Layout is conducive for conversion to two separate office suites. Ample […]

Randall Town Hall open for regular business hours Thursday

Randall Town Hall in Bassett is open Thursday, town Supervisor Lauren Fox announced via email. Hours Thursday will be are 8 a.m. to noon and 1  to 5:30 p.m. for tax collection. ShareTweetPin+1Share0 Shares

Wind chill warning still in effect; measurable snow Thursday night

Ready for another day of cold? The National Weather Service still has a wind chill warning in effect through noon Thursday. The numbers haven’t changed much. Wednesday night will see a low of -26, but wind chills will be a bit better than Tuesday night at -30 to -40 due to less wind. A newer […]

Deaths Jan. 30, 2019: Patricia A. Happ

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: Share33TweetPin+1Share33 Shares

Units responding for alarm in Wilmot

At about 5:48 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue is responding for a report of an alarm in the 10700 block of Fox River Road (Highway W) in Wilmot. Per dispatch: This is a supervisory alarm at the former Wilmot Grade School building. UPDATE 5:52 p.m. — Dispatch reports this has been reported as a false alarm. […]

Local fire department responding for mutual aid to Walworth County

At about 5:45 p.m., the Twin Lakes Fire Department is responding to a request for mutual aid to Walworth County. Per dispatch: Twin Lakes is being requested to respond with an engine to the the N1000 block of  Tombeau Road. UPDATE about 5:50 p.m. — Dispatch informs units that Walworth County says TLFD can respond […]

Randall Town Hall closes for Wednesday, Jan. 30

Randall Town Hall has been closed for Wednesday, Jan. 30 due to the weather and a loss of power at the facility, Supervisor Lauren Fox announced via email. Tax payments can be left through mail slot in the door, Fox said. Share5TweetPin+1Share5 Shares

Wheatland Center students earn 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Four Wheatland Center School students have received awards and recognition in the regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, with eighth-grader Caleb Bruley earning two Gold Keys in writing and advancing to the national panel of judges in New York City. Scholastic Art Awards In the Wisconsin Scholastic Art Awards, eighth-grader Brynn Wierzbicki earned an honorable […]

Randall warming station moved to fire station in Powers Lake

The designated warming center in Randall has been moved to the Randall Fire Department Station No. 1, 38820 93rd St. in Powers Lake, reports town Supervisor Lauren Fox. The fire department’s Station No. 2 in Bassett has generator problems and Town Hall — the original designated warming station location, has no power, Fox said. UPDATE — […]

Postal delivery suspended for Wednesday

There’s one less excuse to venture out of your house even as far as the mailbox on Wednesday. The US Postal Service has suspended delivery for Wednesday for a large area of the country, including our area. From a statement posted at USPS: Weather forecasters are warning of dangerously cold conditions in parts of the […]

Power outage in Twin Lakes

Alliant Energy is reporting power outages affecting over 1,900 customers in the Twin Lakes area. The outrage started about 5:50 a.m., a tipster tells westofthei.com. Alliant says crews have been assigned to this outage. Here is a message from the Twin Lakes Police Department about a warming center: UPDATE 7:54 a.m. — We are getting […]

Sponsored post: St. Alphonsus 30th Annual GREAT Nite Out is Feb. 9

Note: This is a paid announcement by St. Alphonsus. — DH St. Alphonsus will host its 30th Annual GREAT Nite Out. The GREAT Nite Out will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 7 pm to Midnight at Bella Vita Banquet Hall, 34816 Geneva Rd., New Munster, WI. The event is a fun-filled evening of Games, Raffles, […]

Wind chill warning remains in effect

The National Weather Service still has a wind chill warning in effect for Kenosha County and much of the rest of Wisconsin. The warning is set to be in effect until noon, Thursday. Not a lot has changed in the details of the latest, local NWS forecast. Tuesday night should see a low of -25 […]

Tips to help your furnace keep you warm during severe cold

Your furnace is the most important appliance in your home over the next few very cold days. What can you do to keep your furnace in working order during a cold snap? Here are a few tips from Rick Sheehan of Reliable Heating & Air Conditioning in Salem: Set your thermostat for one temp and […]

Sheriff issues cold weather precautions; warming centers listed

The following is a media release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department concerning cold weather precautions: Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth would like to emphasize public safety with the dangerously low temperatures forecasted for the remainder of the week.  Sheriff Beth urges residents to take precautions during this period of frigid weather. Stay indoors if […]

Trash collection suspended in Randall this week due to weather

Trash collection in Randall is being suspended this week by the town’s garbage contractor due to the weather. The following statement from Advanced Disposal was released by the town clerk’s office: We will suspend service for the Town of Randall this week for trash, and resume service 2/5/2019.  We will collect extra bagged items (non-bulk) […]

Units responding for loose cows in Twin Lakes

At about 3:45 p.m., a Twin Lakes Police officer is responding to a report of two cows loose on Willow Road in Twin Lakes. UPDATE 3:48 p.m. — Officer reports cows’ owner is on the scene and is returning animals to his property. Share595TweetPin+1Share595 Shares

Units responding for alarm in Bristol

At about 3:01 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding for an alarm in the 8200 block of 120th Avenue in Bristol. Per dispatch: This is a general fire alarm reported by alarm company. UPDATE 3:09 p.m. — Per dispatch: Alarm company reports this is a false alarm due to HVAC work. Share5TweetPin+1Share5 Shares

School closures Jan. 30 & 31, 2019

On Tuesday afternoon, Western Kenosha County schools are beginning to announce closures for Wednesday and Thursday, with the forecast of near  record cold. Announcing cancellation of classes and activities for Wednesday and Thursday as of 1 p.m. are: Riverview School. Central High School. More details on the closure available here. Salem School. Bristol School Trevor-Wilmot […]

Twin Lakes garbage collection this week to be delayed Wed-Fri.

Twin Lakes shared the following regarding garbage collection being delayed this week: Due to extreme weather conditions, Groot will not be operating on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. All routes will run one day late for the remainder of the week. Share20TweetPin+1Share20 Shares

Units responding for alarm in Trevor

At about 9:15 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding for an alarm in the 26500 block of 103rd Place in Trevor. Per dispatch: This is a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm. Share6TweetPin+1Share6 Shares

Salem Lakes Village Hall closed Wednesday

The following announcement appeared on the Salem Lakes village website regarding a cold weather related closure: The Salem Lakes Village Hall will be closed on Wednesday, January 30th, due to the anticipated weather conditions.  We will re-open Thursday, January 31st at 8:00 a.m.  Tax payments left in the drop box, to the left of the […]

Final snow update: 8:50 p.m., Jan. 28, 2019

Drifting made a reliable measurement a little iffy, but my best guess is an additional .5 inch since our morning reading at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. Second measurement was taken at about 8:50 p.m. That means a total of 6 inches for this storm. The National Weather Service winter storm warning was allowed to […]

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