Posts from ‘February, 2022’

Calvary United Church of Christ to host pancake dinner March 1

Calvary United Church of Christ will host a Fat Tuesday pancake dinner Tuesday, March 1 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The dinner will take place at the church, 1511 Wilmot Ave., Twin Lakes. The dinner is all you can eat. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children. A basket raffle, including two sets […]

Deaths Feb. 28, 2022: Robert J. Bosanko

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Deputy responding for loose cows along Salem Lakes-Brighton border

At about 6:55 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of loose cows in about the 29000 block of Highway K along the Brighton-Salem Lakes border, Share42Tweet42 Shares

Milder temperatures this week

We’re in for much milder temperatures this week, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. In fact, highs on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to top 40. Currently, there’s no chance of precipitation until Friday night and that will be rain. But what about wind? Well there will be some wind Monday, perhaps […]

Agenda: Bristol Village Board meeting Feb. 28, 2022

The Bristol Village Board is scheudled to hold a regular, semi-monthly meeting Monday, starting at 7 p.m. at Village Hall. Among the agenda items are: Discuss and consider for approval the request of Jim Purinton, Janko Group 2610 Lake Cook Rd. Ste. #100, Riverwoods, IL 60015 (Applicant) for a Zoning Map Amendment change from A-2 (General […]

Agenda: Salem School District regular board meeting (rescheduled) Feb. 28, 2022

The Salem School District is scheduled to hold a regular board meeting Monday, starting at 7 p.m. in the Large Group Instruction Room. This meeting was rescheduled from last week due to inclement weather. The meeting also will be live-streamed here. Among the agenda items are: 2022-2023 School Year Calendar Proposal. Physical Education Teacher Resignation. […]

Agenda: Joint School District #1 Silver Lake-Salem (Riverview School) regular board meeting Feb. 28, 2022

The Joint School District #1 Silver Lake-Salem is scheduled to hold a regular meeting Monday, starting at 7 p.m. in the Riverview School LIbrary. Among the agenda items are: 2022-23 School Year Budget Update (with Baird Model). COVID Update. Dousman Transport Contract. Staffing Discussion for 2022-23. The full agenda is available here. Share1Tweet1 Shares

Agenda: Wheatland Town Board meeting Feb. 28, 2022

The Wheatland Town Board is scheduled to hold a meeting Monday, starting at 6 p.m., at Town Hall in New Munster. Among the agenda items are: Priority roads for resurfacing if federal funding should become available. Resolution 2022-002 – approving increase to public launch fee to $9 daily pass and $35 annual pass. Water patrol […]

Agenda: Wheatland J1 School District referendum presentation and board meeting Feb. 28, 2022 (rescheduled)

The Wheatland J1 School District board will host a referendum presentation and hold a regular board meeting on Monday. These meetings are rescheduled from last week when weather cancelled them. The referendum presentation will take place at 6 p.m., in the Media Center-Room 124. The board meeting will take place starting at 7 p.m. in […]

A word from our sponsors: Feb. 27, 2022 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Roland Iwen retires as Paris Fire & Rescue chief

Roland Iwen has retired as chief of Paris Fire & Rescue. The Paris Town Board accepted Iwen’s resignation Tuesday. Paris Town Chairman John Holloway said in an email to westofthei.com that the department will be overseen for the time being by Assistant Chiefs Richard Perkins and Colin Hennessy. The decision to accept Iwen’s retirement was […]

Arianna Karow named to The University of Tampa Dean’s List for Fall 2021

Arianna Karow, of Twin Lakes, earned dean’s list honors at The University of Tampa for the Fall 2021 semester. Karow is majoring in Finance BS. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.75 or higher to be eligible for the dean’s list. The University of Tampa is a private, university located on 110 acres on the […]

Missing pets: Two black dogs

Found 2 Very large dogs in the Salem Lakes area. Found on 89th St. 1 mile east of 83. Male black with blue eyes white paws, female black with brown eyes white paws. If these are your animals call Julie at 713 825-8803 for more information. UPDATE – Dogs are now back with their owner. […]

A word from our sponsors: Feb. 26, 2022 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Units responding for incident on Camp Lake

At abut 7:28 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and Kenosha County Dive Team members are responding for a report of a water incident involving two snowmobiles on Camp Lake in the area of the 10300 block of 278th Avenue. UPDATE 7:32 p.m. — Salem Lakes chief requests additional tone out for more personnel. UPDATE 7:39 […]

Deaths Feb. 25, 2022: William D. “Bill” Burke

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Kenosha County ADRC warning of new Medicare scam

The following news release about a scam that is going around is from Paula Clark of the Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center: There is a “new” Medicare scam circulating in Kenosha County. Again. Scammers have cleverly put a new twist on a scam that originated in 2020. The Kenosha County Aging & Disability […]

A word from our sponsors: Teachers on Call seeking substitute teachers & paraprofessionals/aides

Note: This is a paid announcement from Teachers on Call — DH Teachers on Call is looking for Substitute Teachers, Special Education Assistants, and Classroom Aides/Paraprofessionals to work in your local school districts! Make a difference today by working with K-12 students in your local area schools. Prior experience is not needed, but a caring […]

Snow report Feb. 25, 2022: 3.25 inches

At about 5:20 a.m., we measured 3.25 inches of snow accumulation at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. That’s a total since snow started falling in earnest Thursday evening. Shoveling/snow blowing conditions include a medium weight dry snow with low winds of 8 mph. Share48Tweet48 Shares

Units responding for fire on I-94

At about 8:09 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Protection District units are responding for a vehicle fire on an on-ramp to I-94 from Highway 50. Share1Tweet1 Shares

Units responding for crash in Salem Lakes

At about 8:08 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 8700 block of Fox River Road in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch; This is being reported as a single pick-up truck off the road with air bags reported. Share18Tweet18 Shares

Deaths Feb 24, 2022: Helen A. Gillmore, Constance R. Cicirello

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US Geological Survey to use “helicopter towing a large hoop” for project here

If you look up in Western Kenosha County over the next few weeks and see an odd sight concerning a helicopter, it might relate to a U.S. Geological Survey project taking place along the Fox River. Here’s a news release from USGS with the details: Starting around late February and lasting three to four weeks, […]

A word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes seeking Maintenance Laborer

Note: The following is a paid announcement from the village of Twin Lakes. — DH The Village of Twin Lakes (population 6,050) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Maintenance Laborer.  This position reports to the Maintenance Foreman and is an entry-level position. This position is responsible for a variety of manual labor and […]

Winter weather advisory issued; accumulating snow coming

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Kenosha County. Accumulating snow of 2 to 4 inches is expected during the advisory period of 3 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m., Friday. Snow is possible through the day Thursday but is expected to get really cranking after 5 p.m and continue overnight. Snow […]

Salem Lakes poised to allow golf carts on village streets

The Salem Lakes Village Board appears to be ready to approve allowing the use of golf carts on many village roads. Only Trustee Dan Campion, citing safety concerns, expressed opposition to a draft ordinance at a committee of the whole meeting Monday. That appears to set the stage for the ordinance to be voted on […]

Brighton School Honor Roll 2nd quarter 2021-22

The following students were named to the Brighton School honor roll for the first quarter of the 2021-22 school year: (*Denotes Principal’s Honor Roll) Eighth Grade — *Caileb Cerka, *Emily Craven, *Jillian Daniels, *Kole Daniels, *Amelia Dufek, Sarah Eaton, Haley Fell,  *Aiden Goetz, *Carter Harpe, *Keighden Kevek, *Johnathan Klenke, *Thomas Lakomiak, *Jakob Loecher, Sophia Mastronardi, […]

Deaths Feb. 22, 2022: Shane C. Wilburn

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Salem School District board meeting cancelled

Tuesday’s school closure has caused the cancellation of a Salem School District board meeting and other activities. From an announcement from the administration: The ESSER III and Referendum Sharing and Listening Session, as well as the Special and Regular School Board Meetings scheduled for this evening, February 22nd, for Salem School District, have been CANCELLED […]

Wheatland J1 School District referendum presentation, board meeting rescheduled

Tuesday’s weather-related school day closure has caused the Wheatland J1 School District referendum presentation and board meeting set for Tuesday to be rescheduled. From a statement issued by the administration Tuesday morning: Due to school closing today, all activities for tonight including the February board meeting and Referendum Presentation will be canceled. We’ve rescheduled for […]

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