Posts from ‘July, 2020’

Wilmot Union High School 2020 graduation parade coverage (VIDEO)

Wilmot Union High School held its graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 Sunday. It wasn’t the typical ceremony in the fieldhouse. This was a drive-thru graduation. It started with a parade from the Panther Athletic Complex through downtown Wilmot to the school. Most of the vehicles in the parade were decorated. Here is video […]

Local fire departments responding for mutual aid to Antioch

At about 5:35 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue are responding to a request for mutual aid from the Antioch Fire Department for a structure fire in the 26400 block of West Grapevine Avenue in Antioch. Bristol is requested to respond with a ladder truck and Salem Lakes is requested to respond […]

Central High School 2020 virtual graduation

Central High School held its Class of 2020 graduation Sunday morning at the school. The COVID-19 pandemic meant some changes to the process other than the date (usually in very early June). The ceremony was held in the football stadium and audience attendance was limited to two people per graduate. Here is a virtual graduation […]

Heat advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The advisory is set to be in effect from noon to 7 p.m. Heat index values of 100 to 105 are expected during the advisory period. Here is some advice from the NWS on precautions and preparedness […]

A word from our sponsors: July 26 2020 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Units responding for burning in Salem Lakes

At about 9:20 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of burning in the 7500 block of Highway B in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: Caller reports a very large bonfire. Share5Tweet5 Shares

A word from our sponsors: July 25 2020 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Units responding for alarm in Paddock Lake

At about 8:38 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding for an alarm in the 25000 block of 75th Street (Highway 50) in Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: This is for a smoke alarm in a multi-family dwelling. UPDATE 8:46 p.m. — Command at the scene reports this is a false alarm. Share4Tweet4 Shares

Kenosha County COVID-19 update July 24, 2020: 2,212 positives

Note: We have upgraded some of the charts in our week day COVID-19 updates by creating them with a new program that will allow us to embed more interactive charts into our posts. For example, you will be able to hover your cursor over individual data points and see the date and precise value. You […]

Household hazardous waste collection is Saturday

The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program collection event is scheduled for Saturday, July 25. Everyone who lives in Kenosha County – the city, towns and villages – can dispose of their household hazardous waste, e-waste and refrigerant waste by bringing their waste items to the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th St., Bristol, from […]

Units responding for fire on I-94

At about 5:34 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in the 7500 block of the northbound lanes of I-94. Per dispatch: This is being reported as a semi-tractor trailer with a tire on fire. UPDATE 5:36 p.m. — […]

A word from our sponsors: Wilmot Auto Service offers exceptional service, quality products and unparalleled customer satisfaction

Note: Wilmot Auto Service is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Wilmot Auto Service, Inc is an independent auto repair shop and has earned the Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition as prescribed by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, (ASE), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of vehicle repair and service by means […]

Garage sales page updated

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update July 23, 2020: 2,167 positives

Note: We have upgraded some of the charts in our week day COVID-19 updates by creating them with a new program that will allow us to embed more interactive charts into our posts. For example, you will be able to hover your cursor over individual data points and see the date and precise value. You […]

Salem School administration unveils fall school plans

The Salem School District Board got a look at its administration’s plans for conducting school in the 2020-21 with anticipation of an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The plan presented at a special board meeting Wednesday is just proposed at this point, said district administrator Connie Valenza. The board is expected to approve a plan at its […]

Units responding for investigation in Twin Lakes

At about 6:11 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units are responding for an investigation in the 600 block of Kennedy Drive in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: A strong smell of natural gas has been reported. Share5Tweet5 Shares

2020 Twin Lakes National Night Out cancelled

The annual 2020 Twin Lakes National Night Out has been cancelled due to concerns about spreading COVID-19, the Twin Lakes Police Department has announced. The annual event, in which the public gets to interact with local police and fire department personnel, typically takes place in Twin Lakes and across the country on the first Tuesday […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 update July 22, 2020: 2,101 positives

Note: We have upgraded some of the charts in our week day COVID-19 updates by creating them with a new program that will allow us to embed more interactive charts into our posts. For example, you will be able to hover your cursor over individual data points and see the date and precise value. You […]

Deaths July 22, 2020: William “Bill” Kautz

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July 22, 2020 lake test results: Caution removed for Lance Park beach

A swim caution has been removed for Lance Park beach on Lake Mary in Twin Lakes after resampling Tuesday showed normal levels of E.coli there. The sampling from Tuesday by the Kenosha County Division of Health was 114 E.coli/100 mL. Share1Tweet1 Shares

Garage sales page updated

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update July 21, 2020: 2,087 positives

Note: We have upgraded some of the charts in our week day COVID-19 updates by creating them with a new program that will allow us to embed more interactive charts into our posts. For example, you will be able to hover your cursor over individual data points and see the date and precise value. You […]

Lakewood School announces re-opening plan

Twin Lakes School District #4-Lakewood School has announced its opening plan for the 2020-21 school year. The plan offers parents a choice of 3 options: Fully remote learning; fully face-to-face learning or a hybrid of the two. The district has the earliest planned start date of any Western Kenosha County school — Aug. 12. That […]

July 21, 2020 lake test results: Lance Park beach at caution

Lance Park beach on Lake Mary in Twin Lakes is under a swim caution after testing showed elevated levels of E.coli there. The test result from Monday that resulted in the caution at Lance Park on Lake Mary was 272 E.coli/100 mL. Other results from Monday as reported by the Kenosha County Division of Health […]

Agenda: Salem School Board special meeting July 22, 2020

The Salem School District Board is scheduled to hold a special board meeting on Wednesday starting at 6 p.m. Due to concerns related to COVID-19, public access to this meeting will be via Live Stream. You can access the livestream whent he meeting is underway here: https://www.salem.k12.wi.us/multimedia The only business item on the agenda is […]

Deal of the Day: Luisa’s $25 gift card half off

Have you heard about our feature at West of the I called Deal of the Day? It offers you great values on goods and services from local businesses. Here’s how it works. We offer a gift certificate or gift card from a local business for half price of its face value. For example, you get […]

Sheriff’s Dept. warns residents to lock vehicles

A rash of break-ins in a Wheatland subdivision has prompted the following social media post from the Kenosha Count Sheriff’s Department: Share132Tweet132 Shares

Units responding for fire in Paddock Lake

At about 11:11 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a fire in the 24700 block of 75th Street (Highway 50) in Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: This is a car fire in a parking lot on the north side of the road. UPDATE 11:16 a.m. — Dispatch reports that deputy on […]

County reminds those awaiting COVID-19 tests results to quarantine

In you have had a COVID-19 test, the Kenosha County Division of Health reminds you to self-quarantine until you get the result. The reminder comes as the county has seen a increase in testing here. Here’s the new release distributed Monday: In light of a recent increase in COVID-19 testing locally, the Kenosha County Division […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 update July 20, 2020: 2027 positives

Note: We have upgraded some of the charts in our week day COVID-19 updates by creating them with a new program that will allow us to embed more interactive charts into our posts. For example, you will be able to hover your cursor over individual data points and see the date and precise value. You […]

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