Posts from ‘January, 2019’

Units responding for fire in Salem Lakes

At about 9:29 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a fire in the 26200 block of Highway 50 in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: This is being reported as a vehicle fire. UPDATE 9:32 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports no fire present. Share6Tweet6 Shares

Deaths Jan. 28, 2019: Richard R. Harris

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: Share1Tweet1 Shares

A word from our sponsors: Sign up for Westosha Sports Complex 9 Hole Tuesday/Wednesday Golf League

Note: Westosha Sports Complex is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH The Westosha Sports Complex Winter Tuesday/Wednesday Golf League starts Feb. 5! Call to reserve your spot 262-885-6110. This is a 12-week, 9-Hole Tuesday Golf League. Starts 2/5/19. See schedule located at the bottom. $20 per player per week, 3 installment payments […]

Wind chill warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory and a wind chill warning for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The wind chill advisory in effect from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday. Wind chill values could reach between -20 and -25 during that period. The wind chill warning — indicative of […]

Wheatland transfer station to close Wednesday due to weather forecast

Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler made the following announcement via email about the Wheatland garbage transfer station in New Munster: The Transfer Station is closed on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 due to extreme cold temperature.  Next open day is Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. ShareTweet0 Shares

Weather shifts Randall garbage collection day this week

Advance Disposal Services, the garbage collection contractor for Randall, made the following announcement on Monday (obtained via Randall town clerk’s office): Due to the inclement weather we will not be running collection services Monday January 28th, 2019.  Due to this, all services this week will delayed one day for collections. ADS will be back on route […]

Snow update: 5:40 a.m., Jan. 28, 2019

Blowing and the resulting drifting of snow makes measuring of accumulation a little tricky, but after taking several measurements in different places we concluded we have about 5.5 inches of snow on the ground at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake at 5:40 a.m., Monday with snow still coming down strong. That’s since snow started falling […]

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 […]

School closures Jan. 28, 2019

The looming snow storm has prompted school closures in Western Kenosha County for Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Schools announcing closings as of 5:51 p.m., Sunday are: Riverview School. Central High School. Bristol School. Salem School. Wilmot Union High School. Lakewood School. Trevor-Wilmot School. UPDATE 7:03 p.m. — Also closed for Monday: Paris School. Brighton School. […]

Friends of Community Library book sale at Twin Lakes branch on Feb. 1

The winter book sale at the Community Library will take place Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Twin Lakes branch. The sale features hard cover books, both fiction and nonfiction, paperbacks, a variety of children’s books, DVDs, and some CDs, all priced to fit the budget-minded reader and/or collector. The book sale runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 […]

Units responding to crash in Trevor

At about 2:55 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways C and JF in Trevor. Per dispatch: Three or four vehicles involved. A utility pole has been struck and damaged. UPDATE 3 p.m. — Deputy shutting down westbound traffic on Highway C at 259th […]

A word from our sponsors: Jan. 27, 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): 10511 292nd Ave, Trevor 6618 244th Ave, Salem 7610 242nd Ave, Salem 602 East St, […]

Deaths Jan. 26, 2019: Patricia A. Yuknis

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

Wind chill advisory Sunday morning; winter storm warning Sunday-Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for Sunday morning and a winter storm warning for Sunday night through Monday evening. The wind chill advisory is set to be in effect from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m., Sunday. During that period, temperatures may be as low as -7 with wind chill as […]

Salem Lakes reverses move to single municipal court — for now

The Salem Lakes Village Board on Monday repealed a 2017 action designed to reduce the number of municipal courts in the village to one. The vote to undo the 2017 action was approved 4 to 2 with Trustees Bill Hopkins and Ron Gandt voting no and President Diann Tesar not voting. The board agreed to […]

Units responding for alarm in Bristol

At about 11:03 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a fire alarm at a business in the 8200 block of 129th Avenue in Bristol. Share3Tweet3 Shares

Winter storm watch issued

The National Weather Service has issue a winter storm watch for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The watch is set to be in effect from 9 p.m. on Sunday to 6 p.m. on Monday. The likelihood of more heavy snow is prompting the watch. The latest, local NWS forecast calls for 4 […]

A word from our sponsors: Fishing canceled for Lake Shangri-la derby; other activities to still take place

Note: This is a paid announcement from the Lake Shangri-la Ice Fishing Derby. — DH Due to dangerous ice conditions the fishing portion only of the Lake Shangri-La Fishing Derby is CANCELED! All other activities will continue. All other activities will continue including: Saturday night D.J. Derby raffle tickets. Raffles & cash prizes. Food and […]

Deaths Jan. 25, 2019: Michael “Mike” S. Eisen, Dale J. Epping

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: Share7Tweet7 Shares

Units responding for crash in Paris

At about 4:17 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units, a sheriff’s deputy and a state trooper are responding to a report of a crash at Highway 45 and 142 in Paris. Per dispatch: Crash involves a school bus and an SUV. No injuries being reported. Share14Tweet14 Shares

Cold weather changes Jan. 26 Wheatland transfer station hours

The Wheatland garbage transfer station in New Munster will be opening at 9 a.m. instead of 7 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, town Clerk Sheila Siegler said. The onetime change is because of anticipated cold weather. ShareTweet0 Shares

Cold weekend to end with snow; then even colder

If you thought we weren’t going to see any real winter this year during our mostly mild December, you may have changed your mind by now. And if you haven’t, the weather over the next week might be the clincher. This weekend — after the continuation of the coldest stretch of temperatures we have seen […]

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 8:15 a.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a crash in the 12200 block of Highway 50 in Bristol. Per dispatch: The crash scene is in the eastbound lanes of Highway 50. Two vehicles involved. Share9Tweet9 Shares

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 1:29 p.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to the area of Highways Q and MB in Bristol. Per dispatch: This involves a semi tractor trailer partially in the ditch and partially blocking the road. Share6Tweet6 Shares

Half price radon test kits available from Kenosha County in January

There’s still time to get a low price radon test kit from Kenosha County during January, which is Radon Action Month. From a news release from the county Division of Health: January is Radon Action Month, and the Kenosha County Division of Health encourages people to test their homes for elevated levels of this cancer-causing, odorless, […]

Wind chill advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The advisory is set to be in effect from 6 p.m., Thursday to noon Friday. During the advisory period, wind chills could be as low as -30. Thursday’s high temperature of 20 should be reached by […]

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. […]

Calvary UCC chili-soup lunch is Jan. 26

Calvary United Church of Christ chili-soup lunch will take place Saturday, Jan. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the church, 1511 Wilmot Ave., Twin Lakes. All you can eat bowl of chili or soup for $8 for adults and $5 for children. There also will be a basket raffle. Share4Tweet4 Shares

Final snow update; temperatures to plunge

We measured a final additional inch of snow fall at westofthei.com headquarters from 5:30 a.m. to about 3:15 p.m., Wednesday. That’s a total of 5 inches for the storm that started Tuesday afternoon. The latest, local National Weather Service forecast for our area suggests we are done with snow for a few days, but we […]

Randall experiences some delays with garbage collection

Did your garbage in Randall not get picked up Wednesday as scheduled? Don’t worry. The town’s garbage contractor, Advance Disposal, plans to come back Thursday for any missed residences. Wednesday’s snow caused Advacne officials to reach out tot the town to say: “There will be considerable delays with the weather and possibly some roads not […]

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