Posts from ‘March, 2020’

Kenosha County COVID-19 cases update March 31, 2020: 56 positive

The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 56 positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Tuesday afternoon. That’s 20 positives more than Monday. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 1,351 positive tests statewide with 16 deaths as of Monday. That’s two additional deaths since Monday. The Kenosha County Division of […]

Fox River slips under flood stage; flood warning remains in effect

The Fox River is back under flood stage Tuesday evening. The river was measuring at 10.99 feet as of 7 p.m. as measured at the New Munster gauge. The National Weather Service flood warning remains in effect. Share9Tweet9 Shares

Sheriff’s Dept. warns of stimulus check related scams

The following is a news release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is warning people to beware of scams related to the coronavirus pandemic. Recently the FBI issued an alert that phone calls, texts or emails asking for personal or financial information to get the $1,200 federal payment check that […]

Spring Election 2020: Central High School District of Westosha Board-Salem Seat candidates Q&A

Voters in the Central High School District of Westosha will be able to cast a ballot in a contested school board race on April 7 (or earlier with absentee voting). There is one contested seat representing Salem. The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here in alphabetical order […]

Randall School faculty spread some positive wishes with social distance parade

Randall School faculty and staff took to the streets to say hi to their students from a safe distance within their own cars during a parade through the district Tuesday morning. The social distance appropriate activity was the idea of Ashley Morris and Kari Radzik, of the Randall staff. They mapped out the entire route […]

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 3:22 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a crash in the 21500 block of Highway 50 in Bristol, near the municipal boundary with Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: Single vehicle has gone off the road. Share9Tweet9 Shares

Brighton School named School of Recognition for 2020 by state DPI

Brighton School has been named a 2020 Title 1 School of Recognition by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Schools on the list are recognized under categories such as “high progress” or “beating the odds” schools. Brighton was recognized as a high-achieving school. It was the only Western Kenosha County school recognized. Here is a […]

A word from our sponsors: Village of Twin Lakes seeking recycling center attendant

Note: This is a paid announcement from the village of Twin Lakes. — DH The Village of Twin Lakes is hiring a seasonal position to work at the Twin Lakes Yard Waste Recycling Center to ensure compliance in yard waste collection efforts. The Recycling Center Attendant is responsible for the following: Overseeing yard waste collection […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 cases update March 30, 2020: 36 positive

The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 36 positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Monday afternoon. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 1,221 positive tests statewide with 14 deaths as of Monday. That’s one additional death since Sunday. The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Kenosha County’s first case […]

Units responding for burning in Wheatland

At about 5:34 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of burning in the 33200 block of 75th Street in Wheatland. Share7Tweet7 Shares

Randall School staff to parade through district for social distancing parade Tuesday

Randall School teachers and staff, along with mascot Randy the Wildcat, will be sending out some positive wishes to their students on Tuesday, March 31. All will be meeting at Randall to parade through the Randall School neighborhoods to say hi to students — at a safe distance — through the windows of their cars.  […]

Fox River crests at 11.27 feet; flood warning remains in effect

The Fox River as measured at the New Munster gauge crested at 11.27 feet early Monday morning and is now receding. The river was measuring at 11.19 feet as of 1 p.m. The current National Weather Service forecast calls for the river to be back under flood stage of 11 feet by Wednesday morning. A […]

Kenosha County Administration Building and clerk, treasurer and register of deeds satellite office in County Center closed to public due to COVID-19 safety

The following announcement is from the Kenosha County Office of the County Executive: In a further effort to protect the public and county staff from the COVID-19 virus, the Kenosha County Administration Building is now closed to the public 24/7, the building’s elected officials announced today (Monday). Some services from the county clerk’s, treasurer’s and […]

Spring Election 2020: Wheatland J1 School District Board candidates Q&A

Voters in Wheatland J1 School District will be able to cast a ballot in a contested school board race on April 7 (or earlier with absentee voting). There are two at-large seats open. The candidates with the two highest vote totals will win the seats. The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by […]

Westosha Lakes Church fundraiser benefits local restaurant and medical personnel

Leaders of Westosha Lakes Church in Paddock Lake recently decided to try a fundraiser that could help a local business and honor medical personnel working on the front line during the COVID-19 crisis. The “love our neighbors” fundraiser sought to raise $500. That money was to be used to purchase sandwiches and cookies from Subway […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 cases update March 29, 2020: 30 positive

The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 30 positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of noon Sunday. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 1,112 positive tests statewide with 13 deaths as of Sunday. The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Kenosha County’s first case of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 16. […]

Flood warning issued for Fox River

A Fox River that is now above flood stage has prompted a National Weather Service flood warning. The Fox, as measured at the New Munster gauge, exceeded flood stage of 11 feet at 8 a.m., Sunday. The latest forecast calls for a crest of 11.25 feet on Monday afternoon. After a 50 percent chance of […]

Kenosha County Joint Information Center starts Q&A on COVID-19

From the Kenosha County Joint Information Center: In the interest of providing answers to the community’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center has implemented a question-and- answer program. The Kenosha County Division of Health is accepting questions by email at COVID19@kenoshacounty.org. The most frequently asked questions will be answered […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 cases update March 28, 2020: 28 positive

Note: The numbers in this report were updated with new info for Kenosha County at about 6:30 p.m. Graph also was updated — DH The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 28 positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Saturday afternoon. DHS is reporting 989 positive tests statewide with 13 deaths as […]

Flood watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the Fox River as measured at the New Munster gauge. The river is currently forecast to crest at 11.5 feet Monday afternoon. Flood stage is 11 feet. At 4 p.m., the river was at 10.15 feet. The forecast calls for the river to be back […]

Spring Election 2020: Bristol village trustee candidates Q&A

Voters in Bristol will be able to cast a ballot in a contested village trustee race on April 7. There are two at-large seats open. The candidates with the two highest vote totals will win the seats. The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here in alphabetical order is their […]

Dense fog advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The advisory is set to be in effect until 10 p.m. Visibility may be reduced to a quarter to a half mile. Fog is expected to be worse nearer Lake Michigan and more patchy farther west. […]

Twin Lakes playgrounds closed per gov.’s order

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Rainy weekend to push Fox River near flood stage

Rain from Friday night to Sunday will push the Fox River to just under flood stage as measured at the New Munster gauge says the latest National Weather Service hydrologic forecast. The forecast calls for the river to crest at 10.9 feet on Monday evening. Flood stage is 11 feet. Almost certain rain is in […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 cases update March 27, 2020: 23 positive

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 23 positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Friday. DHS is reporting 842 positive tests statewide with 13 deaths as of Friday. The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Kenosha County’s first case of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 16. In Lake County, Ill., where many […]

March 27, 2020: Dale F. Steinhaus

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Spring Election 2020: County supervisor District 22 candidates Q&A

Voters in county board District 22 will be able to cast a ballot in a contested county supervisor race on April 7. The 22nd District includes most of Wheatland, part of western Brighton, the northwest corner of Salem Lakes, including Silver Lake and part of Randall. (see map above). The same questionnaire was submitted by westofthei.com to each candidate, […]

Western Kenosha County Transit is operating as an essential service

Need a way to get around? Western Kenosha County Transit is operating. From a news release distributed Friday: Western Transit is open and running! During Governor Evers’ Safer-at-Home order, all riders needing to make essential trips are encouraged to request door-to-door service. The following temporary changes are in effect immediately: $2 fare for door-to-door service […]

A word from our sponsors: Hartnell Chevrolet open as governor designated essential business

Hartnell Chevrolet is Stepping up! Update as of 3/25/20 Governor Evers has asked us to stay open as an essential business. As of 8 am Wednesday Hartnell will be open for warranty service, repairs and maintenance along with new and used vehicle sales. We have made some changes today to take care of our staff […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 cases update March 26, 2020: 19 positive

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 19 positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Thursday. DHS is reporting 707 positive tests statewide with 8 deaths as of Wednesday. The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Kenosha County’s first case of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 16. In Lake County, Ill., where many […]

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