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Salem Lakes passes tax levy with 3 percent increase

The Salem Lakes Village Board passed a 2019 budget Wednesday that included a tax levy of $4,963,141. The budget and levy passed unanimously with all board members present at a special meeting held just after a budget hearing. No members of the public commented or attended the hearing. The 2019 tax levy including the Community […]

A word from our sponsors: Breezy Hill Garden Center and Hill Country Market Sparkle Event is Nov. 16

Note: Breezy Hill Garden Center and Hill Country Market are westofthei.com sponsors. This is a paid announcement. — DH Enjoy holiday decor and a designer mantle decor demo at Breezy Hill Garden Center from 6:30pm – 7:15pm and then head across the parking lot to Hill Country Market for a wine tasting with appetizers and […]

Units responding for fire in Brighton

At about 4:21 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue, Kansasville Fire Department and Union Grove Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in the 1000 block of 312th Avenue (Highway J) in Brighton. Per dispatch: Reported that a shed is on fire. Hay inside shed. Shed is about 20 feet […]

Salem Lakes sticks with bulk garbage collection on first week of month

The Salem Lakes Village Board opted to keep bulk garbage item pickup once a month and accept an increase from its garbage collection firm. Johns Disposal garbage and recycling pick-up service fee will increase 6.1 percent increase to $14.86 per unit per month for 2019, an 89 cent per month increase over the 2018 monthly […]

Units responding for alarm in Paddock Lake

At about 1:09 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to an alarm at a clinic in the 25300 block of 75th Street in Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: This is a general fire alarm. UPDATE 1:10 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports this appears to be a false alarm. Share3 Tweet Share […]

Units responding to accident

6:20 p.m. – Silver Lake Rescue and Randall Fire are responding to a single vehicle rollover accident in the 31300 block of Hwy F. No injuries are being reported. Share10 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 10

Units responding for person struck by vehicle in Trevor

At about 4:25 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the 25800 block of Highway C in Trevor. Per dispatch: Report received that a person has been struck by a vehicle. Per dispatch, this person was walking a bicycle along the road. UPDATE 4:43 p.m. — Emergency personnel unable to locate […]

2018 Wilmot UHS Veterans Day Ceremony coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Those who have served the United States in the military were honored and remembered in a ceremony Friday morning at Wilmot Union High School. The ceremony is an annual observance at the school, organized by Marlene A. Tilsner, a Wilmot social studies teacher. The day started out with a breakfast for veterans. That was followed by […]

Updated snow forecast: Maybe close to 2 inches

At 1 a.m., snow is falling in Western Kenohsa County for the start of what is expected to be the first accumating snow of the season. The National Weather Service forecast has settled on this area seeing about 1.7 inches of accumulation before this snowfall ends early Friday evening. Snow fall should be strongest between […]

Local Sustainable Small Business Fair at Seno K/RLT Conservancy Nov. 10

A Local Sustainable Small Business Fair will take place Saturday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Seno K/RLT Conservancy, 3606 Dyer Lake Road. Meet and shop local businesses. There will be a basket raffle. Attendance is free. More information at senokrlt.org Share3 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 3

Units responding to fire in Trevor

At about 3:15 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue are responding to a report of smoke and fire at a residence in the 11300 block of 269th Avenue in Trevor. Per dispatch: Caller reports hearing explosions. UPDATE 3:17 p.m. — Fire unit on scene reports flames showing from structure. UPDATE 3:21 p.m. […]

Units responding for crash in Silver Lake

At about 1:50 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 500 block of S. Cogswell Drive in Silver Lake. UPDATE 1:56 p.m. — Deputy on scene requests a tow truck. Share10 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 10

Fall Election 2018: 61st State Assembly District

Early results show incumbent Republican state Rep. Samantha Kerkman leading her Democratic challenger Gina Walkington in the race to represent the 61st Assembly District. At 8:37 p.m. with 19 of 2 polls reporting, results were: Kerkman  9,426 (60%) to Walkington 6,358 (40%). UPDATE 8:49 p.m. — With 20 of 24 polls reporting: Kerkman 11,064 (61%) to Walkington 7,186 (39%). UPDATE 9:21 p.m. — […]

Fall Election 2018: County sheriff results

Early results in the race for Kenosha County sheriff show incumbent Republican David Beth leading Democrat David Zoerner. At 8:20 p.m., with 31 polls of 125 reporting, results were: Beth 10,664 (62%) to Zoerner 6,584 (38%). UPDATE 8:28 p.m. — With 81 of 125 polls reporting, the race is tightening some: Beth 18,336 (56%) to Zoerner 14,376 (44%). UPDATE 8:39 p.m. — With […]

Fall Election 2018: Paris clerk/treasurer referendum results

Early results in the Paris clerk/treasurer referendum show residents favor moving forward with making the position appointed rather than elected. At 8:11 p.m., with one of one poll reporting what may be incomplete results: Yes 497 (61%) to No 322 (39%). Town Board members initiated the process of converting the position to appointed status this summer. In October, Clerk/Treasurer […]

Christ Lutheran Church bingo is Nov. 8

Christ Lutheran Church will host its Monthly Community Bingo on Thursday, Nov. 8 (held second Thursday every month), at the church at 24929 75th St.,(Highway 50), Paddock Lake. Doors open at 5 p.m.; game starts at 6 p.m. Packages available for $10. Everyone is welcome. On-site concessions available (please, no outside food or beverages). This month featuring Thanksgiving dinners. Share6 […]

Units responding for crash in Wilmot

At about 2:40 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the intersection of Highways B and C in Wilmot for a report of a crash. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved; injuries being reported. Share8 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 8

Units responding for alarm in Silver Lake

At about 2:01 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to an alarm in the 1000 block of Eastwood Drive in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: This is a carbon monoxide alarm. Share6 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 6

Units responding to Trevor-Wilmot School for alarm

At about 12:22 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to an alarm at Trevor-Wilmot School. Per dispatch: This is a pull station fire alarm. UPDATE 12:25 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on scene reports no signs of fire from exterior on three sides. UPDATE 12:26 p.m. — Deputy on scene […]

Units responding for alarm at Bristol School

At about 2:07 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to Bristol School for an alarm. Per dispatch: This is a general fire alarm. UPDATE 2:14 p.m. — All fire units not already enroute, told to remain in quarters. UPDATE 2:31 p.m. — Fire units returning to quarters. Share5 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares […]

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

Note: Hafs Road Orchard is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Fall is the time to visit Hafs Road Orchard. 2018 marks Hafs Road Orchard’s 25th 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 and a buzz in the […]

Paris Town Board appoints new clerk/treasurer

The Paris Town Board has appointed Diana Coughlin as town clerk/treasurer. The appointment was made by a unanimous vote of the board at the regular Town Board meeting Oct. 23. Coughlin fills the vacancy left by the departure of Beverly McCumber, who recently resigned to take a new job. Coughlin has been serving as deputy […]

Units responding to crash on I-94

At about 7:14 a.m., Somers Fire and Rescue, Union Grove Fire Department and South Shore Fire Department are responding to a report of a crash in the 700 block of the northbound lanes of I-94. Per dispatch: Crash involves a semi tractor trailer and another vehicle. Share7 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 7

Units responding for fire in Twin Lakes

At about 8:50 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue, Randall Fire Department and Town of Wheatland Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police offices are responding to a report of a fire in the 200 block of Mueller Avenue in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: Caller reporting smoke int eh wall or perhaps coming from a […]

Units responding to aircraft down in Camp Lake

6:23 p.m. — Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue Station 1 and Bristol Fire and Rescue are responding to an aircraft in Camp Lake near 100th St and 278th Ave.  Bristol Fire and Rescue has been requested to bring a boat. UPDATE 6:33 p.m. – Kenosha County is requesting the dive team to the scene. UPDATE 9:06 p.m. […]

Units responding to crash in Twin Lakes

At about 4:45 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a report of a crash at 93rd Street and Grove Trail in Twin Lakes. UPDATE 4:47 p.m. — Dispatch says incident involves a delivery truck on its side. Police officer on the scene say there appears to […]

2018 Bowls ‘n’ Bakers fundraiser for KAFASI is Nov. 14

The 15th annual Bowls ‘n’ Bakers soup tasting fundraiser for Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services Inc. will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Brat Stop’s Parkway Chateau, 12304 75th St., Kenosha. Those attending will be able to taste a variety of soups from local restaurants and then […]

Two freed from car in Rock Lake crash

At about 2:30 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies responded for a crash in the 25600 block of 121st Street in Rock Lake. A single car went off the road. Two people had to be freed from the vehicle by firefighters. Flight for Life medical transport helicopter was called to respond but was […]

Units responding for crash in Paddock Lake

At about 9:28 p.m., Salem Lakes Fie/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a crash in the 6800 block of 243rd Avenue Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: Caller reporting a vehicle off the road that may have struck a tree. UPDATE 9:33 p.m. — Deputy on the scene reports that there […]

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program seeking volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to help provide tax preparation assistance, quality review, client registration and language interpretation. Tax assistance is offered at multiple locations in Kenosha County: Twin Lakes Community Library – 110 S. Lakeshore Drive, Twin Lakes. Salem Community Library – 24615 89th Street, Salem. Kenosha […]

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