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Randall Fire Department to host 1st annual picnic Aug. 13

The Randall Fire Department is hosting its first annual picnic on Aug. 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fire Station #2 (9575 336th Ave. (Highways KD and F), in Bassett. The event will feature a variety of activities including: Touch-a-Truck (fire, KSD, racecars). Fire safety smoke house. Raffle baskets, 50/50 raffle, silent auction. […]

Man dies in crash at Paris drag strip

An Illinois man died in a crash at a local drag strip Saturday. From a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department news release: On Saturday, July 30th, 2022, at 4:28 PM, Kenosha County deputies, and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Town of Paris and the Village of Somers responded to the “Great Lakes Dragaway” (18411-1st Street) for a serious […]

Sgt. Hannah appointed head of Kenosha County Emergency Management

Kenosha County has a new director of Emergency Management: Sgt. Christopher Hannah. From a news release distributed Monday: Kenosha County Sheriff’s Sgt. Christopher Hannah is being recommended to serve as the county’s Director of Emergency Management, County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Sheriff David Beth announced today. Under an executive order signed today, Hannah is serving […]

Active shooter exercise

Sunday morning, about 260 people were involved in a active shooter exercise at grounds of the Bristol Renaissance Faire, 12550 120th Ave. It was a full scale active shooter event to test first responders (fire, rescue, law enforcement, and tactical response) and hospitals. Preparations for this event began in 2016. Recent preparation began two months, […]

Units responding to crash on I-94

At about 7:13 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Protection District units are responding to a report of a crash in the 10400 block of the southbound lanes of I-94. Per dispatch: Three vehicles involved. Share31Tweet31 Shares

US Rep. Steil recognizes Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue for Ukraine relief effort

U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil presented Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue with a Congressional Record applauding their efforts to collect supplies for Ukrainian firefighters. Steil made the presentation Wednesday morning at Station No. 1 in Trevor. The Congressional Record reads: Madam Speaker: Today I rise to honor the men and women of the Salem Lakes Fire Department. As […]

2022 Town of Wheatland Fire Department corned beef & cabbage dinner is March 14

The 2022 Town of Wheatland Fire Department corned beef and cabbage dinner is Monday, March 14, at Bella Vita 34816 Geneva Road, New Munster. There will be carry out, drive-thru, and dine-in available. If you rather have something else for dinner there will be a lasagna option as well. There also will be raffles and […]

Twin Lakes swears in police Officer Spencer Smith

Spencer Smith was sworn in as a new patrol officer for the Twin Lakes Police Department at Monday’s Village Board committee of the whole meeting at Village Hall. Smith was introduced to the board by Chief Adam Grosz and sworn in by village Clerk Sabrina Waswo. Here is video of the swearing in: Grosz said […]

Twin Lakes Police seeking to identify person from photo

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Highway C closed Thursday evening for crash

A crash on Highway C Thursday evening closed the highway for several hours. The crash scene was at Highway C just east of 98th Street in Salem Lakes. The crash occurred around 5:15 p.m. Two vehicles were involved. Photos show both suffered heavy damage. Flight for Life Medical Transport helicopter responded, transporting one patient. Share51Tweet51 […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 7:22 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the 36800 block of Highway 50 in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. Injuries being reported. UPDATE 7:25 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on scene confirms two vehicles involved. One is on […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 on I-94

At about 7 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 8900 block of the northbound lanes of I-94. Per dispatch: Single vehicle crash with injuries. Share37Tweet37 Shares

Local fire department responding for mutual aid to Antioch, Ill

At about 10:36 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue is responding for mutual aid to the Antioch (Ill.) Fire Department for a structure fire on Lotus Drive. Per dispatch: Salem Lakes requested to respond with a tender (water tanker). Share20Tweet20 Shares

Third man arrested in Twin Lakes murder

A third man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Twin Lakes man last year. The additional suspect is a 18 year old man that is a former resident of Twin Lakes, a Twin Lakes Police Department news release distributed Wednesday evening said. westofthei.com does not name individuals in connection with specific […]

Units responding for fire in Twin Lakes (PHOTOS)

At about 10:15 a.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 in the 700 block of Legion Drive in Twin Lakes. UPDATE 10:20 a.m. — Dispatch reports house has been evacuated. Fire unit arriving […]

Wheatland Center School teacher charged with sexual assault of teen girl

Note: The following story is from Racine County Eye and is used with permission — DH By Denise Lockwood, Racine County Eye A school music teacher is being held in the Racine County Jail on a $500,000 cash bond after being charged with the sexual assault of a child for allegedly having sex with a […]

Randall Fire Department 2021 Santa breakfast is Dec. 12

The Town of Randall Fire Department will be hosting its Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 12, from 8 a.m. to noon at Fire Station No. 2 in Bassett. Attendees 3 and older are requested to wear a mask when they get their breakfast food or visit with Santa in the main administration area of the […]

Sheriff’s Dept. seeking info on suspect in Paris home trespassing

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information about a man who was found inside a Paris home, but escaped before being apprehended. From a news release issued Wednesday morning: On Tuesday, December 7th, 2021, at about 11:09 am KSD deputies were dispatched to 15710-12th Street in the Town of Paris regarding a trespassing complaint.  According […]

2021 Bristol Fire pancake breakfast

Saturday morning Bristol Fire held a pancake breakfast at their fire station, 8312 198th Ave. Entertainment was provided by the Bristol School Band and the Central High School Jazz Band. Santa was there and you could get your picture taken. Girl Scout Troop #30046 help anyone who wanted to, decorate a holiday card that would […]

Santa to visit Twin Lakes on fire truck Dec. 4

Santa will be driving around Twin Lakes on a Twin Lakes Fire Department truck to spread holiday cheer on Dec. 4 starting around 9 a.m. The estimated route schedule is as follows (subject to slight delays or changes): 9:00 a.m. Country Club Trails and Arrowhead Subdivisions 10:00 a.m. Kennedy/Roosevelt/Fairway (behind Berkots) and Bayview/Indian Point Area […]

2021 Bristol Fire and Rescue annual pancake breakfast is Dec. 4

The Annual Bristol Fire and Rescue Pancake Breakfast will take place Saturday, Dec. 4, from 8 to 11 a.m., at the fire station, 19801 83rd St., Bristol. Admission is two non-perishable food items per person or one unwrapped toy per person. The event will include: pancakes, Santa, Christmas music, fire trucks and station tours. Share4Tweet4 […]

Units responding for investigation in Salem

At about 11:03 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding for an investigation in the 9100 block of 262nd Avenue in Salem. Per dispatch: Caller reporting what may be illegal burning. Share1Tweet1 Shares

Units responding for crash in Brighton

At about 6:05 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highway 75 and Highway JB in Brighton. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved and injuries being reported. UPDATE 6:10 p.m. — Salem command requests response from Bristol Fire and Rescue with an ambulance. UPDATE 6:12 p.m. […]

Kristen Herreid named First Responder of the Year for 61st Assembly District

From the office of state Rep. Samantha Kerkman: Today (Tuesday), Representative Samantha Kerkman (R-Salem Lakes) presented the First Responder of the Year Award for the 61st Assembly District to Twin Lakes Volunteer Fire Department Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Kristen Herreid.  She joined over 70 other first responders at the State Capitol today to receive this […]

Units responding for alarm in Wheatland

At about 1 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to an alarm in the 5700 block of 312th Avenue in Wheatland. UPDATE 1:03 p.m. — Dispatch reports alarm company has made contact with site and no emergency reported. Wheatland command continuing; all other units […]

K9 Riggs recovering from gunshot wound; suspect who was shot identified

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department issued an update Friday afternoon regarding a shooting in Bristol Thursday afternoon. In that incident, sheriff’s deputies performed a traffic stop on a suspect in a Chicago homicide near Highways 45 and 50 and the suspect fled. The suspect was brought down by KCSD K9 Riggs, but the suspect shot […]

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