Posts from ‘April, 2019’

Units responding for investigation in Silver Lake

At about 5:53 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for an investigation in the 900 block of South Fourth Street in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Caller reports a smell of a natural gas in a home. Share16Tweet16 Shares

Fox River on the rise

The Fox River is rising fast, but as of Tuesday afternoon it is forecast by the National Weather Service to fall short of reaching flood stage. At 4:45 p.m., Monday, the river was at 8.36 feet as measured at the New Munster Gauge. At 3 p.m., Tuesday, the river had reached 9.2 feet. Flood stage […]

A word from our sponsors: Christ Lutheran Church rummage sale is May 3 & 4

Note: This is a paid announcement from Christ Lutheran Church. — DH Christ Lutheran Church’s Annual Rummage Sale will take place on Friday, May 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are invited to come and find a bargain in clothes, glassware, toys, books, […]

Deaths April 29, 2019: Donald M. Happ

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Marleigh’s Ministry hosting blood drive April 30

Marleigh’s Ministry will host a blood drive in conjunction with CrossWay Community Church and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin on Tuesday, April 30 from 2 to 7 p.m. at CrossWay Community Church, 13905 75th St., Bristol. The drive is open to the public. Appointments are encouraged. Visit bit.ly/marleigh2019 or call 877-232-4376 to make an appointment. Contact […]

Units responding for alarm in Wilmot

At about 4:54 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of an alarm in the 30400 block of Highway C (Wilmot Road) in Wilmot. Per dispatch: This is supervisory alarm at Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue Station No. 3, the former Wilmot Fire Department station. Units from Station No. 1 (Trevor) and Station No. […]

Wilmot UHS academic decathlon team takes 2019 national title

The Wilmot Union High School academic decathlon team has added to its legacy of success by winning the 2019 Division II United States Academic Decathlon National championship. This year’s competition was held in Bloomington, Minn, and culminated Saturday. Besides the team success, Wilmot’s Marcus Wolff was awarded the B. Franklin Reinauer II Economics Prize. Here […]

Snow update: 8:26 a.m., April 28, 2019; next up, rain

Well Saturday’s snow storm didn’t really add up to much. Many areas at westofthei.com HQ in Paddock Lake — like paved surfaces — saw no accumulation. Where accumulation did happen, results varied. The most common measurement was about 2.5 inches. With that bit of winter revisited out of the way, we can all look forward […]

A word from our sponsors: April 28, 2019 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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2019 Paddock Lake Arbor Day celebration coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Paddock Lake government officials and residents — with a big assist from some Cub Scouts — celebrated trees and Arbor Day on Saturday. As part of the festivities, the village was recognized as a Tree City USA. This was the 20th year in a row the village has earned this designation. Here is video of […]

Deaths April 27, 2019: Mary Ann Kiel

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Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 6:41 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 8500 block of Highway MB. Per dispatch: Vehicle is rolled over. Share21Tweet21 Shares

Snow update: 5:08 p.m., April 27, 2019

Well it took a while (based on what was forecast), but about 4:45 p.m. we started seeing heavier snow at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. And it started to stick (to the grass anyway). Here’s some video from about 4:50 p.m.: ShareTweet0 Shares

Weather alert downgraded to advisory

The National Weather Service has downgraded its weather alert for our area to a winter weather advisory. The current, local NWS forecast still calls for snow, but less than earlier forecasts. The current range is from 2 to 5 inches between the remainder of Saturday and Saturday night. It has been snowing mostly lightly on […]

A word from our sponsors: April 27, 2019 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Winter storm warning issued

The National Weather service has issued a winter storm warning for an area of southern Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The warning is set to be in effect from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday. Yes, that’s a winter storm warning, even though by the calendar we are about one month into spring. Though the […]

Units responding for fire in Paris

At about 3:30 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’;s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in the 13700 block of 7th Street in Paris. Per dispatch: An apparent grass fire was reported by a passer by. UPDATE about 3:4 p.m. — Deputy on the scene reports to dispatch that this […]

Kenosha County April 27 Drug Take-Back Day at Kenosha County Center

Kenosha County will participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Residents are encouraged to bring unwanted, unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to drop-off sites at Entrance D of the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha, and the Kenosha County […]

Brighton School tops 2019 final Battle of the Books

On April 15, several local schools participated in final Battle of the Books for the 2018-19 school year. That meet was held this year at Christian Life School. Brighton School came in first place. The Paris Red Team came in second and Bristol’s Team A came in third. Share81Tweet81 Shares

Substantial snow in forecast; winter storm watch issued

There’s some real snow accumulation in the forecast for the last weekend in April. The latest, local National Weather Service forecast for the area calls for 3 to 7 inches of snow Saturday and Saturday night. Consequently, the NWS has issued a winter storm watch for southern Wisconsin, including Kenosha County. The watch is set […]

A word from our sponsors: Westosha Falcons Youth Football 2019 registration dates announced

Note: This is a paid announcement from Westosha Falcons Youth Football. — DH The Westosha Falcons Youth Football (WFYF) feeder football program invites local youth in 3rd through 8th grades (current grades 2nd -7th ) to join our 100 percent all-play football league for the 2017 season. The WFYF league is Heads-Up Tackling Certified and develops […]

Units responding for alarm in Lake George

At about 4:14 p.m, Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding for an alarm in the 9900 block of 190th Avenue in Lake George. Per dispatch: This is a carbon monoxide alarm. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for second fire in Twin Lakes

At about 3:40 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue, Randall Fire Department, Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Richmond Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a report of a fir ein the 1100 block of Cypress Point in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: This is a fire in an attached garage. […]

Units responding for fire in Twin Lakes

At about 1:25 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a report of a fire in the 400 block of Highway F in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: This is being reported as a controlled burn that is now out of control. UPDATE 1:39 p.m. — Randall Fire Department […]

Local fire department responding for aid to Pleasant Prairie

At about 6:55 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding to a request for mutual aid to Pleasant Prairie. Bristol is being requested to respond with an ambulance for a crash at Highway 165 and H in Pleasant Prairie. ShareTweet0 Shares

Local fire department responding for aid to Illinois

At about 6:20 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue is responding to a box alarm for an incident in Beach Park, Illinois. Salem Lakes is requested to respond with an ambulance. There has been an ammonia spill near 29th Street and Green Bay Road in Beach Park, media reports say. ShareTweet0 Shares

Snow in weekend forecast

Yes, as I type that headline I am aware that it is late April. Nevertheless, the latest, local National Weather Service forecast is calling for snow in our area Saturday. The forecast is a little vague as to how much. Rain could change over to snow in the afternoon Saturday, with accumulation of up to […]

A word from our sponsors: In-person registration dates for Junior Panthers Football & Cheerleading coming up

Note: Western Kenosha County Youth Football and Cheer Program is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Western Kenosha County Youth Football and Cheer Program Junior Panthers is thrilled to begin its 20th season. Junior Panthers has scheduled in-person registrations at Jr. Panther World Headquarters, 307 Lake St. in downtown Silver Lake. […]

2019 Salem Lakes Spring Cleanup is May 11

The 7th annual Salem Lakes Spring Cleanup is set for Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event was started by Silver Lake resident Allen Dunski. He is hoping to beat the record turnout of 74 people at last year’s event. As usual, participants will be hitting the roads and river to […]

Units responding for fire in Twin Lakes

At about 3:20 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue, Randall Fire Department and Town of Wheatland Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a report of a fire at a grocery store in the 600 block of North Lake Avenue in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: This being reported as a fire […]

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