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Kenosha County COVID-19 update Nov. 24, 2020: 8,761 positives

Note: Our interactive charts are back. Hover over a data point to see details. Click on “A Flourish Chart” to see a larger version. — DH The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 8,761 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Tuesday. That’s 288 more than Monday. There have been 132 […]

Paddock Lake expands golf cart use to all village roads

Golf cart use has been expanded to all Paddock Lake roads after action by the Village Board last week. The vote to include 236th Avenue and 248th Avenue was 4-3, with Trustees Gloria Walter, Barb Brenner and Kathy Christenson voting no. The original golf cart ordinance allowed use of properly outfitted, inspected and permitted carts […]

A word from our sponsors: Now is the time to visit Hafs Road Orchard

Note: Hafs Road Orchard is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement — DH Fall is the time to visit Hafs Road Orchard. 2020 marks Hafs Road Orchard’s 27th year of growing the Honeycrisp variety of apples. Their first Honeycrisp were planted in 1992, 60 trees as a trial. In the next several years customer enthusiasm […]

Units responding for burning in Trevor

At about 8:20 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to the 26000 block of 103rd Place in Trevor for a report of burning. Per dispatch: Fire is in a backyard. UPDATE about 8:33 p.m. — Personnel on scene report bonfires were within village code. Share3Tweet3 Shares

Randall School board rejects county’s virtual learning recommendation

The Randall School Board on Wednesday decided to not follow the Kenosha Division of Health’s recommendation to move to all virtual learning from Thanksgiving week to early January. The recommendation was considered at the board’s regular meeting Wednesday evening. Last week, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said she is strongly recommending that all […]

Wilmot UHS moving to temporary all virtual learning due to COVID-19 driven staff shortage

Wilmot Union High School is moving to all virtual learning starting Nov. 23 and returning Dec. 7 due to a COVID-19 driven staff shortage, the school announced Thursday afternoon. “This temporary shift to virtual learning is occurring because we are unable to staff classrooms as COVID-19 and related issues have affected our staffing level,” a […]

Wheatland Center School to move to all virtual learning Nov. 20-Dec. 7

Wheatland Center School will move to the all virtual learning starting Nov. 20 with a return to face-to-face learning Dec. 7. The Wheatland J1 School District Board approved the move Wednesday after a presentation on the school’s status from district administrator Marty McGinley. “The board decided to take a proactive approach rather than wait until […]

Central HS moving to all virtual learning through Dec. 3

Central High School will move to all virtual learning from Thursday through Dec. 3 after a “significant increase in positive tests” at the school, administration announced Wednesday. The announcement included the following data as of Wednesday: 25 students who have tested positive since Nov. 9, with this number still climbing. Over 225 students who are […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 update Nov. 16, 2020: 7,510 positives

Note: Our interactive charts are back. Hover over a data point to see details. Click on “A Flourish Chart” to see a larger version. — DH The Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 7,510 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Monday. That’s 321 more than Friday. There have been 109 […]

Kitchen fire damages home in Silver Lake

A little before midnight, Sunday, Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Randall Fire Department responded for a house fire in the 300 block of Chestnut Street in Silver Lake. Salem Lakes asked for a MABAS Box, thus receiving extra help and tenders (water) from other departments, including Bristol and Union Grove. The initial crews were successful in […]

Units responding for alarm in Twin Lakes

At about 2:54 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and a Twin Lakes Police officer are responding to an alarm in the 130 block of Lane Drive in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: This is a fire alarm. UPDATE 2:55 p.m. — TLPD officer on the scene reports no signs of smoke or fire visible […]

Trevor-Wilmot School middle school students, staff moving to virtual learning due to positive COVID-19 test, symptoms

Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated School sixth, seventh and eighth grade students will be moving to distance learning after a report of a positive COVID-19 test result in a student and a staff member with COVID-19 symptoms. Here’s a news release distributed Thursday: Today, the Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated School District received notification from a family that a student received […]

Lakewood School to move to all virtual learning until Jan. 4

Lakewood School will be moving to all virtual learning as of Nov. 20 through early January, the school announced. District administrator Christine Anderson, in an email to westofthei.com, said the school will be following a recommendation from the Kenosha County Division of Health to move to all virtual learning from Nov. 23 through Jan. 4. […]

Wilmot UHS creates video Veteran’s Day ceremony

Wilmot Union High School each years has a Veterans Day ceremony. This year COVID-19 safety didn’t allow the assembly to happen as it usually does. Instead they produced a video version, which you can view below: Share8Tweet8 Shares

Kenosha County COVID-19 update Nov. 10, 2020: 6,706 positives

Note: Our interactive charts are back. Hover over a data point to see details. Click on “A Flourish Chart” to see a larger version. — DH The Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 6,706 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Tuesday. That’s 188 more than Monday. There have been 96 […]

Tornado warning issued

At about 5:14 p.m., the National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for an area of Kenosha County from Paddock Lake east to the lake. The warning is set to be in effect until 5:30 p.m. UPDATE 5:32 p.m. — The warning has been allowed to expire. Share4Tweet4 Shares

Unit responding for down tree in Twin Lakes

At about 5:06 p.m., a Twin Lakes Police officer is responding to a report of a tree down in the 200 block of Esch Road. Share5Tweet5 Shares

Local fire department responding for mutual aid to Town of Burlington

At about 4:53 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department is responding to a request for mutual aid from the Town of Burlington Fire Department. Per dispatch: Wheatland requested to respond with an engine to Fish Hatchery Road and Karcher Road for a utility pole down with arcing wires. Share4Tweet4 Shares

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The warning is set to be in effect until 5:30 p.m. The subject storm is moving east from the Whitewater-Elkhorn area at 70 mph, the warning statement says. Winds gusts of 70 mph and quarter size […]

Units responding for crash in Randall

At about 12:38 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units are responding to the 9900 block of 336th Avenue (Highway KD) for a crash. Per dispatch: Possible injuries being reported. Share4Tweet4 Shares

Units responding for fire in Trevor

At about 7:53 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a fire at 286th Avenue and 114th Avenue in Trevor. Per dispatch: Incident was reported by school bus driver. Garbage truck driver reports load is on fire. Truck driver is going to dump contents to prevent garbage […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 update Nov. 6, 2020: 6,185 positives

Note: Our interactive charts are back. Hover over a data point to see details. Click on “A Flourish Chart” to see a larger version. — DH The Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 6,185 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Friday. That’s 107 more than Thursday. There have been 94 […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 update Nov. 5, 2020: 6,078 positives

Note: Our interactive charts are back. Hover over a data point to see details. Click on “A Flourish Chart” to see a larger version. — DH The Wisconsin Division of Health Services is reporting 6,078 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Thursday. That’s 186 more than Wednesday. There have been 94 […]

Austin Sobczak sworn in as newest Twin Lakes PD dectective

Twin Lakes Police Department has a new detective, Austin Sobczak. Sobczak has been a full-time TLPD officer since Feb. 2016. Here is the announcement of Sobczak’s swearing in as a detective from the TLPD Facebook page. Related posts Twin Lakes swears in Austin Sobczak as new full-time police officer Share11Tweet11 Shares

A word from our sponsors: Batting practice with data feedback at Westosha Sports Complex

Note: Westosha Sports Complex is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement.  — DH Weather or season never gets in the way of perfecting your baseball or softball batting at Westosha Sports Complex in Silver Lake. Westosha Sports Complex is a professional training facility where players up their game, practice their swings, and just […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 update Nov. 3, 2020: 5,788 positives

Note: Our interactive charts are back. Hover over a data point to see details. Click on “A Flourish Chart” to see a larger version. — DH The Kenosha County Division of Health is reporting 5,788 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Tuesday. That’s 190 more than Monday. There have been 89 […]

Deaths Nov. 2, 2020: Wilbert Henry Schaefer

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Be patient for local election results, says county clerk

Kenosha County’s top election official is asking for patience in awaiting results from Tuesday’s election in light of a large amount of absentee ballots causing unprecedented circumstances. Here is a news release from County Clerk Regi Bachochin issued Monday: County leaders and elections officials are administering a safe, fair andaccurate election, Kenosha County Clerk Regi […]

Road closures for Trump rally announced

A rally for President Donald Trump at Kenosha Regional Airport Monday evening has prompted some road closures nearby the site. The following is a news release from the Kenosha Police Department: “Due to the Presidential visit to Kenosha on November 2, 2020, there will be several road closures. In an effort to keep Kenosha informed […]

Units responding for fire in Salem Lakes

At about 1:04 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a grass fire in the 28800 block of 98th Street in Salem Lakes. UPDATE 1:08 p.m. — Caller reports this is a cornfield on fire, dispatch reports. Fire originally was adjacent to the field. UPDATE 1:09 p.m. […]

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