Posts from ‘January, 2019’

Snow update 9:15 p.m. Jan. 22

With ice and then snow and in between a mix of the two, we measured about 2 inches of accumulated ice and snow at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake at about 9:15 p.m. This is a wet, heavy snow. The latest, local National Weather Service forecast at 9:31 p.m., Tuesday, says we could see another 1 […]

Deaths Jan. 22, 2019: Sarina Jill Duwe, Bonnie B. Mueller

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

Salem Lakes has new, interim clerk

Salem Lakes has a new, interim village clerk after actions taken at Monday’s special Village Board meeting. The Village Board appointed Shannon Hahn interim clerk. Hahn has previously worked for the village and the town of Salem as administrative assistant to the building department and deputy clerk, said village President Diann Tesar. Hahn’s appointment was […]

Units responding for alarm in Paddock Lake

At about 6:31 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding for an alarm in Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: This is a carbon monoxide alarm. Share6 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 6

Units responding for crash in Trevor

At about 4:33 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding for a crash at Highways JF and C in Trevor. Per dispatch: Injuries being reported. Appears to be three vehicles involved. UPDATE 4:43 p.m. — Deputy requests a tow truck for one vehicle. Share38 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 38

Jan. 22, 2019 cancellations

With the impending bad weather, schools and some other organizations are announcing closings of afternoon/evening activities. Here are the ones we are aware of: Salem School — “All after school activities have been canceled for today, January 22. This includes all school sports, school clubs, and other school activities. The basketball games that were originally […]

Winter storm warning issued

Kenosha County has joined the rest of the region and has been added to the National Weather Service’s current winter storm warning. Says the warning’s text: Periods of light freezing drizzle and rain, mixed at times with snow, gradually transitioning to all snow late this afternoon and evening. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 8 inches and ice […]

Units responding for crash on I-94

At about 1:28 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a crash in the 11800 block of the northbound lanes of I-94. Per dispatch: One vehicle involved. Injuries being reported. Share8 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 8

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, […]

A word from our sponsors: CYT to present Seussical at Wilmot High School Feb. 1-3

Note: This is a paid announcement from CYT. — DH A 97-member cast comprised of youth ages 8-18 from east and west of the interstate are preparing to wow audiences of all ages with “Seussical the Muscial,” Feb. 1 to 3, at Wilmot High School Performing Arts Center. This CYT production will take you on […]

Snow forecast changes again

The latest, local National Weather Service forecast has again changed the outlook for snow on Tuesday for our area. The forecast says we now may get 3 to 4 inches of accumulated snow — most of that Tuesday night. During the day Tuesday, the snow may be mixed with freezing rain, keeping down the accumulation. […]

Deaths Jan. 21, 2019: Gilbert E. Kroll

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: Share2 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 2

Units responding for fire in Twin Lakes

At about 7:29 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department, Randall Fire Department and Town of Wheatland Fire Department units are responding to a report of a fire in the 1700 block of Wilmot Avenue in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: Caller reporting a stove fire. Smoke in apartment. UPDATE 7:31 p.m. — Twin Lakes fire command tells […]

Winter weather advisory issued; snow giving way to mixed precipitation

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for a large portion of Wisconsin, including Kenosha County (in fact the parts of the state to the north and west of us that are not under the advisory are under winter storm watches and warnings). The advisory will be in effect from 9 a.m., […]

A word from our sponsors: Lake Shangri-la’s 50th Annual Ice Fishing Derby is Jan. 26 & 27

Note: The organizers of this event have advertised it at westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH. Lake Shangri-la’s 47th Annual Ice Fishing Derby — “the biggest little fishing derby in the world” –will take place this year on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26 and 27. This is the 50th year for this event. […]

Reader photos: Blood moon

Did you see the super blood wolf moon Sunday? Juddie Brandes of Silver Lake did. And she shared some of the photos she took of the phenomenon. Here’s how National Geographic explained this moon, the result of a total lunar eclipse: During totality, the full moon does not disappear entirely and instead turns a rusty shade of red, […]

Units responding for fire in Salem

At about 1:54 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a fire in the 9400 block of 246th Avenue in Salem. Per dispatch: Passerby reports a portable toilet unit on fire in Salem Community Park. UPDATE 2:17 p.m. — Fire command reports fire is extinguished; units are returning to quarters. Share13 […]

Cold Monday morning; more snow on the way Tuesday

Looks like we should get some more snow accumulation to add to this weekend’s collection after getting through a cold Monday. Wind chill could be as low as -10 Monday morning with an air temperature around 0 and winds of around 5 to 10 mph. Then there’s the snow.   The latest, local National Weather […]

Deaths Jan. 20, 2019: George L. Hansen

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

Units responding to fire on I-94

At about 4:23 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units are responding to a report of a vehicle fire in the 7700 block of the southbound lanes of I-94. Per dispatch: Vehicle is on the shoulder. UPDATE 4:27 p.m. — Deputy reports seeing vehicle from north bound […]

Units responding for fire in Wheatland

At about 3:34 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to the 3900 block fo Highway 83 in Wheatland for a report of a fire. Per dispatch: This is a possible snowmobile fire. UPDATE 3:38 p.m. — Dispatch reports to fire units that a deputy on scene reports that […]

A word from our sponsors: Jan. 20, 2019 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 Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Deaths Jan. 19, 2019: Jacqueline Mae T. McDermit

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

County snowmobile trail system open

The Kenosha County snowmobile trail system is open as a result of the sizable snow we have received since Fridy afternoon. The recorded message at the county trail system hotline number said the trail system’s status was last updated Saturday morning. You can check the status of the trail system by calling the hotline at  671-4944. […]

Snow update: 5 more inches overnight

We measured 5 additional inches of snow from 9:40 p.m., Friday to about 8:30 a.m., Saturday at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. That adds up to a total of 7.5 inches since this storm started Friday afternoon. That amount is already over the Friday morning National Weather Service forecast for our area for this storm, […]

Wilmot UHS students compete at 2019 DECA District 6 Career Development Conference

Thirty-four students from Wilmot Union High School competed at the DECA District 6 Career Development Conference on Saturday, Jan.12. DECA members traveled to Racine Case High School to compete in 28 occupational series events. Over 600 students from southeast Wisconsin participated in this conference by taking a 100 question exam and presenting their ideas to judges in two separate […]

Snow update: 2.5 inches

At about 9:40 p.m., Friday, we measured 2.5 inches of snow on the ground at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. That’s accumulation since the snow started at about 3:40 p.m., Friday. Seems like we are well on our way to meeting the forecast of 5 to 7 inches of snow total from Friday afternoon through […]

Deaths Jan. 18, 2019: Larry C. Burns, Janina Wyka

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

Units responding for alarm in Twin Lakes

At about 3:26 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units are responding for an alarm in the 2800 block of East Lakeshore Drive in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: This is a carbon monoxide alarm. UPDATE 3:50 p.m. — Per dispatch: All units clearing the scene and returning to quarters. Share9 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares […]

Winter storm warning issued

A winter storm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The warning is set to take effect at 6 p.m. and continue through midnight Sunday. The latest, local forecast calls for 5 to 7 inches of snow during the warning period. The storm warning […]

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