Posts from ‘March, 2019’

Fox River under 13 feet; flood warning continues

The Fox River has slipped below 13 feet. The river at 6 p.m., was at 12.63 feet as measured at the New Munster Gauge. With flood stage being 11 feet, the National Weather Service continues to have a flood warning in effect. With the latest, local NWS forecast showing no precipitation through Saturday, the Fox is […]

A word from our sponsors: March 17, 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 23410 112th St, Trevor 24724 74th St, Salem 7610 242nd Ave, […]

Deaths March 16, 2019: Brenda C. Berger

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

Fox River receding; flood warning remains in effect

It appears the Fox River is now receding after reaching a crest of 13.38 feet Friday evening as measured at the New Munster Gauge. At 10 a.m., Saturday the river was measuring at 13.22 feet. Friday’s mark is the seventh highest historic crest recorded at the New Munster Gauge. Flood stage is 11 feet. A […]

UW-Extension offer planning and preparing for farmers program on March 20

UW-Extension is offering a program on March 20 in Burlington for local farmers planning and preparing for the future of their farm business in the context of current challenging economic conditions.  The world of agriculture is always shifting, and developing a plan will help farmers navigate the future and regain a sense of control of […]

Units responding to alarm in Bristol

Note: This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC. — DH At about 8:50 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to an alarm at a business in the 8200 block of 120th Avenue in Bristol. Per dispatch: This is being reported by the alarm company as a general fire alarm. […]

Fox River crest forecast downgraded; flood warning continues

The National Weather Service has downgraded its forecast for a crest of the Fox River from recent flooding at the New Munster gauge. The latest NWS forecast calls for a crest of 14 feet, about six inches lower than the previous crest forecast. A crest of 14 feet would be the fifth highest on record. The crest […]

Central HS finishes second at 2019 forensics conference meet

Westosha Central High School’s Forensic team competed on March 9 at the conference meet held at Lake Geneva Badger High School. Central finished in 2nd place. The team was led by James Talbert, public address champion; Maria Greyno, storytelling champion; Kaitlyn Shaffer/Amelia Kusch, Group Interpretation champions. Second place finishers were: Emily Thomas, solo serious; Isabelle […]

Units responding to Salem School for medical call

Note: This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC. — DH At about 2 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a medical call at Salem School. Per dispatch: Patient is having chest pains. Share3 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 3

A word from our sponsors: Come drive a bus with Dousman Transport

Note: Dousman Transport is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Dousman Transport is looking for a few good individuals to join its bus driving team based at its facility in Wilmot. Driving a bus with Dousman has a number of advantages, such as: Bring pre-school age children along with you on […]

County offers flood safety information

With the Fox River over flood stage and heading higher, the Kenosha County Division of Health has offered the following information on flood safety: With a Flood Warning in place along the Fox River and Flood Safety Awareness Week coming up the week of March 18-22, the Kenosha County Division of Health is urging people to take […]

Deaths March 14, 2019: Annalorraine Eckberg, Ronald W. Dunham

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

Randall Fire Department Auxiliary Vendor & Craft Sale is March 16

The Randall Fire Department Auxiliary will be hosting its annual Vendor and Craft Sale on March 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fire Station No. 2, Town 9252 336th Ave, Bassett. This is the auxiliary’s second annual craft fair. Visit over 30 crafters and vendors. The auxiliary also will be selling food, and Messiah Preschool […]

Fox River rising sharply; flood warning continues

The Fox River, true to its forecast, is rising fast, having increased 1.47 feet in about the last 24 hours. At 2 p.m., the river as measured at the New Munster gauge is at 12.49 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet, which was reached Wednesday afternoon. A National Weather Service flood warning remains in effect. […]

Reader photos: Bald eagle in Paddock Lake

Paddock Lake village administrator Tim Popanda shared these photos of a bald eagle that visited the area of Paddock Lake Village Hall. Popanda took the photos around 1:15 p.m., Thursday. Share1K Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 1K

5th Annual 5K ShamRock N’ Run is March 16

Randall School PTC will be hosting its premier ShamRock N’ Run 5K run/walk and after party on Saturday, March .  This event will raise money for the Randall Consolidated School. The race will start and finish at The Twin Lakes Country Club (TLCC) in Twin Lakes.  The race will begin at 10 a.m., rain, snow […]

Warm, wet, windy Thursday; wind advisory issued

Thursday should be warm and wet and windy, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. In fact, the NWS has issued a wind advisory for our area to be in effect from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday. Winds may reach 15 to 25 mph with gusts as high as 40 mph during this […]

Fox River tops flood stage; flood warning continues

The Fox River has topped flood stage of 11 feet as of Wednesday afternoon as measured at the New Munster Gauge. At 7 p.m., the river was at 11.29 feet and projected to raise rapidly over the next few days. A crest of 15 feet is forecast by the National Weather Service for Saturday morning. […]

Salem Lakes rejects appeal of sex ordinance decision and request for exemption

The Salem Lakes Village Board rejected an appeal of a decision under the village’s sex offender residency ordinance and an initial request for an exemption under the same ordinance at its regular monthly meeting Monday. The appeal was from Jeffrey Spencer, who was seeking to be allowed to live in Silver Lake about 900 feet […]

Central HS Music Parents Assoc. spaghetti dinner fundraiser is March 16

Central High School Music Parents Association is hosting its annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser this Saturday, March 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Westosha Central High School in Paddock Lake. Dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Enjoy performances by band, choral and drama students while you eat your meal. Tickets sold at […]

Tracks blocked in Silver Lake

Note: This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC. — DH At about 4:15 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is reporting that a train is stopped on the Canadian National tracks, blocking the crossing at Highway F in Silver Lake. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Washburn Lodge hosts annual Corned Beef dinner March 17

Washburn Lodge is hosting its annual Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at Washburn Masonic Lodge, 8102 199th Ave., Bristol. Tickets are $13 for adults and $9 for children (under age 12). Dessert and beverages are included. Chef Ruth Atwood again will be preparing the meal. […]

Flood warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a flood waning for the Fox River in Western Kenosha County. The start of a period of rain and warmer temperatures spurring snow melt has increased run-off has the Fox as measured at the New Munster Gauge on the rise again.  At 1:30 p.m., Tuesday the river was at […]

Local fire department responding for mutual aid to Burlington

Note: This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC. — DH At about 5:29 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department is being requested to respond for mutual aid to the Burlington Fire Department for a structure fire in the 7900 block of Greendale Avenue in Bohner’s Lake. Per dispatch: Wheatland requested to respond with an engine […]

Flood watch issued for Fox River

A flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Fox River in Western Kenosha County. The river is expected to rise rapidly starting Wednesday afternoon, cresting at 14.9 feet Saturday morning. If that level is reached, it would be the third highest crest recorded and the highest since the record crest […]

A word from our sponsors: St. Alphonsus Parish hosting Lenten fish boil on March 22

Note: This is a paid announcement from St. Alphonsus Parish. — DH St. Alphonsus Parish is hosting its second Lenten fish boil on Friday, March 22, 2019 from 4:30 to 8:00 pm at St. Alphonsus Parish Center, 6211 344th Avenue, New Munster, WI. The fish boil features all-you-can-eat boiled fish, potatoes, onions, carrots, coleslaw, bread, dessert, milk and […]

Christ Lutheran Church Bingo is March 14

Christ Lutheran Church will host its Monthly Community Bingo on Thursday, March 14 (held second Thursday every month), at the church at 24929 75th St.,(Highway 50), Paddock Lake. Doors open at 5 p.m.; game starts at 6 p.m. Packages available for $10. Everyone is welcome.  On-site concessions available (please, no outside food or beverages).  This month featuring taco dinners. Share11 Tweet Share […]

A word from our sponsors: Westosha Senior Community Center hosting rummage sale and corned beef dinner March 15

Note: Westosha Senior Community Center is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Corned Beef? It MUST be SPRING! Spring weather or not, join the Westosha Senior Community Center on Friday, March 15 and savor this traditional Irish favorite featuring “best I’ve ever eaten!” corned beef and cabbage. This year you can […]

Wilmot UHS Academic Decathlon 2019 state champions

The Wilmot Union High School Academic Decathlon team was crowned the state champions for the sixth straight year this weekend. Next, Wilmot is headed to the nationals finals in Bloomington, Minnesota in late April. This year’s theme is the decade of the 1960’s. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Life-Size Exhibit of Teen Bedroom with signs of drug and alcohol use at Central High School March 12

A presentation including a unique life-size exhibit of a teen’s bedroom with more than 20 “red flags” that can signal drug or alcohol use will come to Central High School on Tuesday, March 12, from 6:30-8 p.m. This is a a special Wake Up Call presentation. A resource fair will be held prior to the event […]

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