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School closures Jan. 23, 2019

The overnight and continuing snow this morning has prompted school closures in Western Kenosha County. School announcing no classes on Jan. 23, as of 5:14 a.m. are: Brighton School. Bristol School. Trevor-Wilmot School. Wilmot Union High School. Central High School. Riverview School. Paris School. Salem School. Wheatland Center School. Randall School. Lakewood School, including Kids Club […]

Deaths Jan. 22, 2019: Sarina Jill Duwe, Bonnie B. Mueller

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral. The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information: Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Salem Lakes has new, interim clerk

Salem Lakes has a new, interim village clerk after actions taken at Monday’s special Village Board meeting. The Village Board appointed Shannon Hahn interim clerk. Hahn has previously worked for the village and the town of Salem as administrative assistant to the building department and deputy clerk, said village President Diann Tesar. Hahn’s appointment was […]

Units responding for crash in Trevor

At about 4:33 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding for a crash at Highways JF and C in Trevor. Per dispatch: Injuries being reported. Appears to be three vehicles involved. UPDATE 4:43 p.m. — Deputy requests a tow truck for one vehicle. Share39 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 39

Jan. 22, 2019 cancellations

With the impending bad weather, schools and some other organizations are announcing closings of afternoon/evening activities. Here are the ones we are aware of: Salem School — “All after school activities have been canceled for today, January 22. This includes all school sports, school clubs, and other school activities. The basketball games that were originally […]

Units responding for crash on I-94

At about 1:28 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a crash in the 11800 block of the northbound lanes of I-94. Per dispatch: One vehicle involved. Injuries being reported. Share8 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 8

Units responding to fire on I-94

At about 4:23 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units are responding to a report of a vehicle fire in the 7700 block of the southbound lanes of I-94. Per dispatch: Vehicle is on the shoulder. UPDATE 4:27 p.m. — Deputy reports seeing vehicle from north bound […]

County snowmobile trail system open

The Kenosha County snowmobile trail system is open as a result of the sizable snow we have received since Fridy afternoon. The recorded message at the county trail system hotline number said the trail system’s status was last updated Saturday morning. You can check the status of the trail system by calling the hotline at  671-4944. […]

Winter storm watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The watch is set to be in effect from Friday evening to Saturday afternoon. From 5 to 7 inches of snow are expected during the watch period. Share21 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 21

Silver Lake Rescue Squad ambulances leased for use by Twin Lakes Rescue for six months

Silver Lake Rescue Squad may be in the process of dissolving, but its two ambulances are still serving Wheatland and Randall residents. On Monday, the Wheatland Town Board approved a six-month lease of one of the ambulances. Wheatland will pay Silver Lake Rescue $500 per month. Wheatland will then lease the ambulance to Twin Lakes […]

Winter weather advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The main concern is freezing drizzle causing hazardous road conditions. The advisory is set to be in effect until 11 p.m., Tuesday Share7 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 7

Silver Lake Rescue Squad leaves legacy of emergency medical care

After 59 years of service to Silver Lake and nearby areas, Silver Lake Rescue Squad is no longer answering calls, but has left a legacy of service and training in emergency medical service. Changing financial factors lead the department to cease operations as of Dec. 31, 2018. “It’s hard to think of it coming to […]

2019 brings changes to emergency medical services in Silver Lake, Randall and Wheatland

The turn of the new year has brought changes to how residents of Silver Lake and some residents of Randall and Wheatland receive emergency medical services. Silver Lake Rescue Squad discontinued operations as of Dec. 31. The municipal governments of Randall and Wheatland contracted with Twin Lakes Rescue to cover the portions of their towns […]

Units responding to crash in Trevor

At about 5:45 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 10300 block of 268th Avenue in Trevor. Per dispatch: Single vehicle has rolled over. UPDATE 5:50 p.m. —  Driver out of vehicle, conscious and walking around.   Share15 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 15

Units responding for crash in Salem Lakes

At about 2:57 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at 216th Avenue and Highway AH in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: Injuries being reported. Two vehicles involved. Airbags deployed. Vehicles are not blocking traffic. Share12 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 12

Units responding for investigation in Paris

At about 1:59 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding for a possible gas line leak in about the 21000 block of Highway K in Paris. Per dispatch: A geyser in a creek on the Northside of the road reported by a caller. UPDATE 2:14 p.m. — Fire units returning […]

Spring election 2019: Paris to have contests for chairman and supervisor no. 1

Note: This post corrected from an earlier version. — DH Paris will have contested races on the ballot in the April 2 election for two town offices where incumbents are not running for re-election. Filing candidacy papers by the Jan. 2 deadline to run for town chairman were John Holloway and Beverly McCumber. Incumbent Virgil […]

Spring election 2019: No contests in spring elections for municipal posts in Salem Lakes, Twin Lakes, Wheatland

There will be no contests on the ballot for municipal offices in Salem Lakes, and Twin Lakes  in the April 2 election. In both of these cases, only the incumbents filed to be on the ballot. In Twin Lakes, running unchallenged will be President Howard Skinner, Trustee Sharon Bower, Trustee Kevin Fitzgerald, Trustee Aaron Karow and municipal judge Bruce Goodnough. […]

A word from our sponsors: Sign up for Westosha Sports Complex 9 Hole Tuesday/Wednesday Golf League

Note: Westosha Sports Complex is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH The Westosha Sports Complex Winter Tuesday/Wednesday Golf League starts Feb. 5! Call to reserve your spot 262-885-6110. This is a 12-week, 9-Hole Tuesday Golf League. Starts 2/5/19. See schedule located at the bottom. $20 per player per week, 3 installment payments […]

Spring Election 2019: Paddock Lake to have contests for trustee and president

Paddock Lake voters will be able to vote in a contested election for village president and village trustee in the spring election. Filing of candidacy papers closed Jan. 2. Two candidates filed to run for president, incumbent Terry Burns and challenger Linda Kritikos. Four candidates filed for village trustee. Three will be elected. Voters will be […]

Units responding to accident

7:01 p.m. – Salem Fire and Rescue are responding to an accident at the 21600 block of Highway 50. Update 7:03 p.m. – One vehicle accident. Share10 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 10

Emergency warning sirens sounding, but no warnings in effect

At about 12:50 p.m., an emergency warning siren or sirens can be heard in Paddock Lake. A deputy just inquired as to why the sirens are sounding, but dispatch reported reason was unknown. There are no National Weather Service severe weather warnings that would prompt a siren at this time. Deputies are trying to determine […]

Units responding for crash in Twin Lakes

At about 12:30 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and a Twin Lakes Police officer are responding to a report of a crash in the 400 block of North Lake Avenue in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: This involves a vehicle which has struck a pole. Share27 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 27

Units responding for investigation

At about 11:30 a.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a strong natrual gas odor in the area of the 5000 block of Highway 45 in Paris. Share7 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 7

Riverview School Honor Roll for first trimester 2018-19

The following students were named to the Riverview School Honor Roll for the first trimester of the 2018-19 school year: Sixth grade — Gianna Abbate, Ryan Adamecz, Olivia Brey, Owen Caldwell, Kaylee Forsythe, Kadyn Holmes, Avery Holt, Jack Horvath, Keira Janus, Sean Moran, Ryland Petykowski, Elaine Sinkovec, Arabella Smits, Christopher Sroka, James Urban, Brooke Walters, Landen Zelms. Seventh grade — Anneliese Baker, Cameron Bell, William Bloomgren, Isaac Blount, Lucas Boland, Amanda Brooks, Delaney Coates, Lindsey Cochran, Cassandra Cudahy, Owen Drissel, Meadow […]

A word from our sponsors: Dec. 30, 2018 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

Note: Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty, are westofthei.com sponsors. This is a paid announcement — DH Here are open houses being hosted today by Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty (click the links below for more information): 7610 242nd Ave, Salem 24921 52nd St, Salem Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Units responding for fire in Trevor

At about 8:53 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a vehicle on fire in the 11300 block of 272nd Avenue in Trevor. UPDATE 8:55 p.m. — Bristol Fire and rescue and additional Salem Lakes units dispatched as vehicle is fully engulfed in the driveway and close to […]

Green Bay Road closed in Kenosha

Green Bay Road between 60th Street and 52nd Street in Kenosha is closed Thursday morning while investigation of a fire continues. You are asked to avoid that area if you are headed in that direction. From the Sheriff’s Department at 6:44 a.m.: At 3:14 am this morning, Kenosha Sheriff’s Deputies responded with the Somers Fire Department […]

Units responding to Trevor-Wilmot School for alarm

At about 3:56 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of an alarm at Trevor-Wilmot School. Per dispatch: This is a general fire alarm. Share5 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 5

Units responding for crash in Wilmot

At about 7:18 a.m., Randall Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in th 12700 block of Highway W (Fox River Road) in Wilmot. Per dispatch: Single vehicle, may have rolled over. Injury being reported.   Share34 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 34

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