Posts from ‘July, 2024’

2024 Pier to Peer Food Drive collects over 200 bags of groceries and cash donations for Twin Lakes Food Pantry

This year’s Lake Mary Pier to Peer food drive collected over 200 bags of groceries and a sizable cash donation for the Twin Lakes Food Pantry. Organizers of the drive drop off bags, on people’s piers, a few days prior to the collection date, which this year was July 5. On the collection day, organizers […]

2024 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: Still time to enter Fairest of the Fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH There is still time to enter the Kenosha County Fairest of the Fair contest. The Fairest of the Fair winner selected this year will reign from January 2025 – January 2026 and will represent Kenosha County Fair at the […]

July 18, 2024 lake test results: Swim cautions lifted for DeWitt park beach, Lake Shangri-la 220th Ct and Center Lake; caution remain in place at 5 other locations

Swim cautions have been lifted for DeWitt Park beach on Silver Lake, Lake Shangri-la 220th Ct and Center Lake and swim cautions remain in effect at five other locations after re-sampling by Kenosha County Public Health Wednesday. The results from Wednesday that prompted the cautions were: Old Settlers County Park beach on Paddock Lake – […]

A word from our sponsors: Westosha Head Start is Now Enrolling for the 2024-2025 School Year

Note: The following is a paid announcement from Westosha Head Start — DH Westosha Head Start, located in WIlmot, is a no-cost preschool program serving eligible children ages 3 through 5, as well as their families in the Western Kenosha County area. The Head Start Program provides a comprehensive preschool education that focuses on school […]

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July 17, 2024 lake test results: Eight locations remain under closures, cautions

All eight locations identified as having elevated E.coli levels earlier this week remain under swim closures or cautions after resampling by Kenosha County Public Health Tuesday continued to show elevated E.coli levels there. Results from Tuesday that continued closures or cautions were: Old Settlers County Park beach: 1414 E.coli/100 mL – closed. Center Lake: 345 E.coli/100 […]

2024 Daily Kenosha County Fair Preview: Get ready for the fair!

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement — DH The Kenosha County Fair is right around the corner. The fair will take place this year from Aug. 14-18 at the fairgrounds in Wilmot adjacent to Wilmot Union High School. The theme this year is “Hay Bales & Cow […]

Units responding to fire in Rock Lake

At about 9:19 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue, Wheatland Vol Fire Department and Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a fire in the 12700 block of 257th Avenue in Rock Lake. Per dispatch: This is being reported as a fire in a wall at an electrical outlet. UPDATE 9:24 a.m. — […]

Sponsored post: Growing with Bristol Summer Bash fundraiser is July 20

Note: This is a paid announcement from Growing with Bristol — DH Join Us for the Growing with Bristol Summer Bash!   Date: Saturday, July 20th Time: 5 PM – 8 PM Location: Lake George Lodge Get Ready for an Evening of Fun and Prizes!  RAFFLES GALORE!  Raffle Tickets on Sale: 5 PM – 6:30 PM  Exciting Prizes: 50/50 Raffle  Raffle Baskets  1/8 of […]

Deaths July 16, 2024: Carl T. Sattersten, Gerald K. Robinson, Julia Ann Pringle

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Agenda: Wilmot Union High School District board meeting July 17, 2024

The Wilmot Union High School District board is scheduled to meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the school library. Agenda items include: Standards-Based Grades Report Retiree Health Insurance Administrator Contract Amendments Closed session for: Considering specific applications of probation or parole or considering strategy for crime detection or prevention. Wisconsin Statute 19.85(1)(d) — 2024-2025 Emergency […]

Agenda: Randall Consolidated School District board meeting July 17, 2024

The Randall Consolidated School Board is scheduled to meet Wednesday, starting at 6 p.m.. The meeting will be held virtually due to construction at the school. The video call link is here. Agenda items include: Referendum Update Annual Meeting Preview Approve Student Academic Standards for 2024-2025 The full agenda is available here. ShareTweet0 Shares

How much rain did we get?

Man, it sure has seemed to rain a lot over the last 48 hours . But how much is a lot? In Paddock Lake, the village measured 3 plus inches of rain in 90 minutes overnight Monday-Tuesday and 5.4 inches of rain over the last 48 hours, said village administrator Tim Popanda The Wisconet weather […]

July 16, 2024 lake test results: Eight locations under swim caution

Eight sites in Western Kenosha County are under swim cautions after testing on Monday by Kenosha County Public Health showed elevated E.coli levels there. The results from Tuesday that prompted the closures are : Old Settlers County Park beach on Paddock Lake – 397 E.coli/100 mL Paddock Hooker Lakes Association beach – 248 E.coli/100 mL Paddock Hooker Lakes Association […]

A word from our sponsors: Hospice Alliance hosts the inaugural Root River Poker Run on July 20

Note: The following is a paid announcement from Hospice Alliance. — DH Join us by land or sea as Hospice Alliance hosts the inaugural Root River Poker Run on Saturday, July 20. Walk, run, drive, kayak, canoe or dinghy to stops along the lakefront to draw your poker card and receive a stamp. Collect all […]

Tornado watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for an area that includes Kenosha County. The watch is set to be in effect until 1 a.m., Tuesday. ShareTweet0 Shares

More thunderstorms likely Monday

More thunderstorms, maybe severe, are likely in our area Monday, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. The peak time for a storm is between 6 to 10 p.m., but could start sooner or linger later. Kenosha County is in the area of higher chance for severe weather, the NWS-Sullivan office says. ShareTweet0 Shares

A word from our sponsors: Westosha Head Start is Now Enrolling for the 2024-2025 School Year

Note: The following is a paid announcement from Westosha Head Start — DH Westosha Head Start, located in WIlmot, is a no-cost preschool program serving eligible children ages 3 through 5, as well as their families in the Western Kenosha County area. The Head Start Program provides a comprehensive preschool education that focuses on school […]

2024 Bristol Progress Days parade coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Bristol Progress Days held its annual parade Sunday afternoon. It rained in the morning, but was clear and dry — but warm– by parade time. The parade starts in central Bristol just west of Highway 45. It crosses the highway and then works its way past Village Hall and the fire station and south to […]

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for an area of Wisconsin including Kenosha County. The watch is set to be in effect until 1 a.m., Monday. Damaging winds and large hail are he primary hazards with this storm. Other counties included in the watch include Racine Walworth and Milwaukee in Wisconsin. […]

A word from our sponsors: July 14, 2024 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Units responding for investigation in Lake Shangri-la

At 9:07 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding for an investigation in the 22400 block of 121st Street in Lale Shangri-la. Per dispatch: Caller reporting smoke. ShareTweet0 Shares

Thunderstorm headed this way

A thunderstorm is headed toward Kenosha County, the National Weather Service says in a special weather statement. The statement is in effect until 9:45 p.m. Wind gusts of 40-50 mph are associated with this storm. The NWS advises sheltering inside a building if possible. The storm is tracking from the northwest. ShareTweet0 Shares

Heat advisory issued

A heat advisory has been issued for an area including Wisconsin including Kenosha County. The advisory is set to be in effect from 2 to 7 p.m., Sunday. Heat index values up to 100 are expected, the advisory text says. Other counties in the advisory are Rock, Milwaukee, Racine, and Walworth counties. The NWS advises: […]

A word from our sponsors: July 13, 2024 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Margaret Gillmore is 2024 Miss Bristol

Margaret Gillmore was named 2024 Miss Bristol at the Bristol Progress Days banquet Friday evening at the Parkway Chateau. Gillmore was one of four contestants in this year’s contest, which is an annual part of the Bristol Progress Days community festival. Gillmore is a Class of 2024 graduate of Westosha Central High School. She plans […]

Gwen Tonyan, Gavin Goyke named 2024 Bristol Junior Outstanding Citizens

Gwen Tonyan and Gavin Goyke were named the 2024 Bristol Junior Outstanding Citizens at the Progress Days banquet Friday at the Parkway Chateau. Each year a girl and a boy are named outstanding citizens as part of the three-day Bristol Progress Days community festival. In her introduction at the banquet, Gwen was praised for always […]

Dennis and Linda Volling named 2024 Bristol Outstanding Citizens

Dennis and Linda Volling were named the 2024 Bristol Outstanding Citizens at the Bristol Progress Days banquet Friday night at the Parkway Chateau. Naming of the outstanding citizens is a feature of the banquet, which kicks off the annual three-day community festival. Each year one man and one woman from Bristol are selected for the […]

July 12 lake test results: Lance Park swim caution lifted; Old Settlers County Park swim caution in effect for the weekend

A swim caution at Lance Park on Lake Mary in Twin Lakes has been lifted and a swim caution at Old Settlers County Park on Paddock Lake will remain in place for the weekend after resampling by Kenosha County Public Health Thursday. The Thursday result that allowed the lifting of the caution at Lance Park […]

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