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Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue Santa visit is Dec. 3

Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue will be hosting Santa at the fire station Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Santa will be available for photos at the station. Hot dogs (donated by Mad Dan’s), drinks, cookies will be provided. Make sure you bring your own camera or phone to take a snapshot of the […]

Units responding to crash in Paris

At about 5:35 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 400 block of Highway 45 in Paris. UPDATE about 5:40 p.m. — Unit arriving on scene reports three vehicles appear to be involved. UPDATE about 5:50 p.m. — Highway 45 and Highway KR […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 5:33 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways W and 50 in Wheatland. Per dispatch: Four to five vehicles may be involved. UPDATE about 5:41 p.m. — Unit on scene reports all occupants out of five […]

Units responding for fire in Bristol

At about 6:34 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Protection District units are responding to a report of a garss fire int he 10300 block of 120th Avenue in Bristol. UPDATE about 6:42 p.m. — Incident command reports fire extinguished. All units still responding can return to quarters. Share1Tweet1 Shares

Sheriff’s Dept. to host open house Sept. 25

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department will host an open house on Sunday, Sep. 25 at the Kenosha County Detention Center, 4777 88th Ave., from 1 to 3 pm.  The open house will include demonstrations and displays by the Bomb Squad, K9 Unit, Drone Unit, Tactical Response Team, and Correctional Emergency Response Team.  Recruiters from the Kenosha […]

Units responding for crash in Paddock Lake

At about 9:33 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highways 50 and 83 in Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: Injuries being reported. UPDATE 9:38 a.m. — Fire/rescue unit arriving on scene reports two vehicle crash, with at least one patient. Share21Tweet21 Shares

2022 Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy applications being accepted

Interested in learning more about the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department? The Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy may be for you. From a KCSD news release: Sheriff David Beth and The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department announce the 2022 Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy.  Classes are held once a week and will begin Wednesday, October 26th, and end on December 7th, 2022.  […]

Units responding for investigation in Trevor

At about 8:10 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding for an investigation in the 23900 block of 126th Place in Trevor. Per dispatch: Caller reporting strong smell of natural gas. UPDATE 8:16 p.m. — Unit arriving on scene confirms strong smell of gas. Share44Tweet44 Shares

Units responding for alarm in Paddock Lake

At about 7:38 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to an alarm in the 7800 block of Antioch Road (Highway 83) in Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: This is a supervisory fire alarm. UPDATE about 7:40 p.m. — Fire unit on scene reports no exterior signs of fire on four sides. Dispatch reports that keyholder […]

Units responding for alarm in Salem

At about 8:26 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding for an alarm in the 8700 block of 225th Court in Salem. Per dispatch: This is a smoke alarm. UPDATE 8:30 p.m. — Unit arriving on scene reports this is a large two-story residential building. No exterior signs of fire showing from three sides. UPDATE […]

Units responding for alarm in Twin Lakes

At about 7:13 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to an alarm in the 100 block of Lance Drive in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: This is a fire alarm. Share30Tweet30 Shares

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 […]

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