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Man dies in Lake George fire

A man found in a home on fire in Lake George Thursday died. James C. Weiss, 67, of Bristol was removed from the home and pronounced dead at the hospital, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release. A 41-year-old female who was also at the home was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries, […]

Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue Station No. 2 opened as cooling center

Salem Lakes is opening Fire Station No. 2 in Salem as cooling center during the current hot weather. Fire Station No. 2 is located at 8339 Antioch Road, Salem. The cooling center hours of operation are: noon, Friday, July 19, through Saturday, July 20, or until the center determined to be not needed . The […]

Paddock Lake officials checking on residents during heat

If you have a loved one in Paddock Lake that is vulnerable to problems with the heat, you will be glad know village officials are looking out for them. Village board members and staff  will be calling and stopping by village residents during the heat to check on residents that may be at risk due […]

Deputies responding for crash in Bristol

At about 9:58 a.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highways Q and U in Bristol. Per dispatch: Crash involves two vehicles. Scene is not blocking the roadway. No injuries being reported at this time. Share9Tweet9 Shares

Units responding for I-94 incident

At about 9:34 a.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units are responding to a incident in the 1200 block of the southbound lanes of I-94. Per dispatch: This response of a for a leaking tanker truck. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 7:59 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash at Highway 45 and 121st Street in Bristol. Per dispatch: Crash involves a semi truck and an SUV. Injuries being reported. Deputies already on scene. Share22Tweet22 Shares

Christ Lutheran Church Picnic, Pork Roast and Car Show is July 20

Christ Lutheran Church’s Annual Pork Roast & Car Show will take place Saturday, July 20 from 12 to 5 p.m. Hot Dogs and brats are also on the menu with roasted pork/BBQ. There will be a Bake Walk, BINGO, games tent & bouncy house, hay rides, silent auction, car show and live music by the […]

Units responding to fire in Lake George

At about 11:17 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units are responding to a report of a fire in the 19200 block of 101st Street in the Lake George area of Bristol. Per dispatch: Caller on the scene reports flames visible from exterior. UPDATE […]

Identity of John Doe from 1988 revealed

The identity of a man found in a shallow grave near I-94 in 1988 was revealed by Sheriff David Beth and Medical Examiner Patrice Hall at a news conference Wednesday in Kenosha. The badly decomposed body found by a surveying crew in 1988 was revealed as belonging to Robert Lyle Schwartz. Schwartz was not a […]

Deputies responding for crash in Brighton

At about 2:02 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a crash at Highway 75 and Highway K in Brighton. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. No injuries being reported. Share10Tweet10 Shares

Units responding for investigation in Slades Corners

At about 12:36 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding for an investigation at Highway 50 and Highway P in Slades Corners. Per dispatch: Caller reporting smoke coming from the roadside ditch. UPDATE 12:39 p.m. — Fire out. Twin Lakes Rescue response called off by Wheatland FD command. ShareTweet0 […]

July 16, 2019 lake test results: Lake Shangri-la #1 and Camp Lake under swim caution

Lake Shangri-la #1 and Camp Lake are under swim cautions after testing Monday showed elevated E.coli levels there. The Monday results prompting the closures and caution are: Camp Lake — 291 E.coli/100 mL. Lake Shangri-la #1: 517 E.coli/100 mL Other results reported by the Kenosha County Division of Health (unless otherwise noted) are: Randall (reported […]

Units responding for alarm in Paddock Lake

At about 5:01 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire and rescue is responding for an alarm in the 24900 block of 75th Street (Highway 50) in Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: This is a supervisory fire alarm at a church. UPDATE 5:11 p.m. — Fire units on teh scene and investigating. No signs of fire visible from exterior. […]

Hot weather expected this week

The National Weather Service is telling Western Kenosha County residents to brace for a stretch of very hot weather this week. Temperatures are expected to be in the high 80s to mid 90s from Tuesday through Sunday, says the latest, local NWS forecast. The hottest days will be Friday and Saturday, with temperatures of 96 […]

Units responding for crash along Salem-Paris border

At about 11:41 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a crash in the 22100 block 60th Street (Highway K) along the Salem Paris border. Per dispatch to responding units: Crash involves a motorcyclist and a pick up truck. UPDATE 11:50 a.m. — Deputy on the scene […]

2019 Bristol Progress Days Parade coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The 2019 Bristol Progress Days Parade took place Sunday through the streets of the core Bristol area, ending at Hansen Park. The parade included a wide variety of units from local organizations and businesses as well as four marching bands. Many of the entries reflected this year’s theme of the 50th anniversary of Progress Days. […]

A word from our sponsors: July 14, 2019 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Haley Gorsuch is 2019 Miss Bristol

Haley Gorsuch was named 2019 Miss Bristol. The Miss Bristol crowning is part of the Bristol Progress Days community festival. The culmination of the competition took place Friday evening at the coronation banquet. Haley Gorsuch, 20, is a sophomore at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Her future plans are to Graduate from the University of Whitewater and […]

Mary Gillmore and Aidan Hawkins named 2019 Bristol Junior Outstanding Citizens

Mary Gillmore and Aidan Hawkins were named the 2019 Bristol Junior Outstanding Citizens at the Progress Days Banquet Friday evening. Each year a girl and a boy are named outstanding citizens as part of the Progress Days community festival. In her nomination information, Gillmore was praised as very outgoing, a hard worker and a leader. […]

2019 Bristol Outstanding Citizens are Dave Glassman and Regina LaForge

Dave Glassman and Regina LaForge were named the 2019 Outstanding Man and Outstanding Woman at the Bristol Progress Days Banquet Friday. Each year one man and one woman from Bristol is selected for the honor as a traditional part of the Progress Days community festival. In his nomination, Glassman was lauded as a longtime pillar […]

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From picnic to three-day festival: That’s Progress

Bristol Progress Days celebrating 50 years in 2019 Bristol Progress Days, which Western Kenosha County now knows as an annual three-day community festival with live music, softball tournament, a huge parade, fireworks and more, had humble beginnings 50 years ago. It all started as a picnic. In 1969, Bristol town Chairman Earl Hollister and Don […]

A word from our sponsors: Year Round Market of Kenosha County to host blood drive at July 21 event

Note: This is a paid announcement from Year Round Market of Kenosha County. Year Round Market of Kenosha County will host a Blood Center of WI blood donation fundraiser as part of its July 21 market. There will be a raffle and blood donation spots available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at New Munster […]

Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church hosting Set Sail With the Son! Vacation Bible School July 22-26

Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church will host Set Sail With the Son! Vacation Bible School July 22-26. The program will take place from 9 to 11:45 a.m. each day. Join the crew to enjoy crafts, theme-releated snacks, songs and friends. Included will be Bible stories, Bible story skit, sailing -related acticities and theme-related games. Call 862-6014 […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 4:10 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 376th Avenue and 52nd Street in Wheatland. Per dispatch: This is a single vehicle rollover. UPDATE 4:14 p.m. — Dispatch reports that sheriff’s deputies on the scene say everyone […]

Identity of man who died in Wheatland fire released

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has released the name of a man who died in a fire in Wheatland on July 5. Stanley J. Mesmer, 71, was found dead in his home by fire department personnel. “This fire is not suspicious in nature,” said a news release issued Tuesday by KCSD. “The cause of the […]

Word from our sponsors: Single story office/clinic building for lease in Paddock Lake

Note: The village of Paddock Lake is advertising this leasing opportunity at westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH For lease, single story office/clinic building containing 2,989 sq. ft., fully ADA accessible, modern, energy efficient masonry building with plenty of windows for natural light. Layout is conducive for conversion to two separate office suites. Ample […]

Deaths July 8, 2019: Patricia Karpa, Stanley J. Mesmer

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Deal of the Day: Luisa’s $25 gift card half off

Have you heard about our feature at West of the I called Deal of the Day? It offers you great values on goods and services from local businesses. Here’s how it works. We offer a gift certificate or gift card from a local business for half price of its face value. For example, you get […]

Units responding to fire in Twin Lakes

At about 11:05 a.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police offices are responding to a report of a fire in the 100 block of Highway O in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: This is a vehicle fire, believed to be confined to the engine compartment. UPDATE 11:06 a.m. — Police officer arriving on […]

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