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High wind warning continues; speed of gusts increased

Western Kenosha County continues to be under a high wind warning Sunday with the National Weather Service forecast of wind speed even higher than earlier. The forecast now calls for sustained winds from 30 to 35 mph and gusts as high as 60 mph. The warning is set to be in effect until 9 p.m. […]

Dense fog and wind advisories issued

Seems like nary a day goes by lately without a weather bulletin of some sort being issued for Kenosha County. Add two more to the list. The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory until 4 a.m., Sunday for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. Visibility may be less than a […]

Brighton School honor roll second quarter 2018-19

Note: This post sponsored by Froedtert South. — DH The following students were named to the Brighton School honor roll for the second quarter of the 2018-19 school year: *Denotes Principal’s Honor Roll Eighth Grade — *Mikayla Amick, *Brayden Coots, * Aleah Daniels, *Austin Dawson, *Cate Debell, *Vivian Dufek, *Gabriell Eppers, *Clare Fallon, *Katelyn Griffey, *Noelle Junig, *Delaney Koltanowski, *Julia Krekling, *Rabeka Liberto, *Jesse Nau, *Nathan Nelson, Tristan Peyron, *Olivia Rasch, *Aidan Runyan, *Jentry […]

Salem Lakes awards $17 million in waste water treatment work; plans for rate increase

The Salem Lakes Village Board on Monday approved bids for $17.57 million in work on the village’s waste water treatment plant in Trevor and a system that will allow the village to close the treatment plant in Silver Lake. The work will come with a a rate increase implemented gradually over the next five years. […]

A word from our sponsors: Come drive a bus with Dousman Transport

Note: Dousman Transport is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Dousman Transport is looking for a few good individuals to join its bus driving team based at its facility in Wilmot. Driving a bus with Dousman has a number of advantages, such as: Bring pre-school age children along with you on […]

Applications being accepted for 2019 Kenosha Lions Foundation grants

The Kenosha Lions Foundation has announced that they will continue their Grants Award Program in 2019 to Kenosha County service organizations. This will mark the 34th consecutive year that Lions/Lioness Clubs of Kenosha county have made these grants available to the Kenosha community. Non-profit groups may request an application for funding and guidelines by writing to the: Kenosha Lions Foundation […]

Salem Lakes Village Board sends fireworks and chicken keeping issues to committee

The Salem Lakes Village Board on Monday opted to send two ongoing issues to committee. In some municipalities that would a routine action, but Salem Lakes has not had standing committees, instead discussing and researching issues through a committee of the whole system that involves all members of the Village Board. Ordinances on chicken keeping […]

Winter weather advisory issued for Wednesday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for an area of Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The advisory will be in effect from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. The main concern with this advisory is snow and mixed precipitation, resulting in slick road conditions. We could see up to 3 inches of […]

Units responding to accident in Wheatland

This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC — DH 7:35 p.m. – Twin Lakes Rescue and Town of Wheatland Fire Department are responding to an accident in the 32800 block of Hwy 50 in Wheatland. Share15TweetPin+1Share15 Shares

Units responding to crash on I-94

This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC — DH At about 1:42 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 on I-94 near Highway 165. Per dispatch: Single vehicle crash in northbound lanes. Seven people in vehicle. Two reporting injuries. […]

Units responding for crash in Brighton

This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC — DH At about 7:27 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 75 and JB in Brighton. Per dispatch: Injuries being reported. Share21TweetPin+1Share21 Shares

Units responding for burning in Trevor

This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC — DH At about 3:56 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of burning in the 28600 block of 109th Street in Trevor. Share6TweetPin+1Share6 Shares

Units responding for crash in Bristol

This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC — DH At about 1:34 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways U and C in Bristol. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. Injuries being reported. UPDATE 1:38 p.m. — Deputy requests one tow for a vehicle […]

Central High School 2018-19 first semester honor roll

Note: This post sponsored by Subway of Paddock Lake and Twin Lakes. — DH The following students were named to the Central High School honor roll for the first semester 2018-19 school year: Straight As Freshmen –– William Allen, Austin Dority, Ariana Eiler, Gina Grenyo, Sophia Hull, Reese Johnston, Aryna Karnila, Carly Lois, Ethan Mahaffee, Amanda Palmen, Evan Rosenick, Tyler Schoolcraft, Dean Serritella, Kaitlyn Sweeney, Bryan Topercer, Caden Troha, Kali Vassos, Dakota Veium, Kacper […]

Salem Lakes to reopen chicken keeping discussion

The Salem Lakes Village Board will reopen the discussion of who should be able to keep chickens in the village. The board decided to put the subject again on its committee of the whole meeting agenda for Feb. 18. The move comes after a family requested a variance to the current ordinance at a meeting […]

A word from our sponsors: Wilmot Auto Service seeking Service Adviser/Writer

Note: The following is a paid announcement from Wilmot Auto Service. — DH Wilmot Auto Service is looking for a Service Adviser/Writer Monday- Friday. Wilmot Auto Service is located at 11307 Fox River Rd. Wilmot, WI 53192 Applicants should Call Dwyane @ 262-862-6300 or Email Resume wilmotauto@yahoo.com. ShareTweetPin+1Share0 Shares

Units responding for crash on I-94

This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC — DH At about about 7:20 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Newport Fire Department units are responding to a crash in the 8000 block of the southbound lanes of I-94. Deputies are already on the scene. UPDATE about 7:24 a.m. — Deputy […]

School closures Feb. 12, 2019

Another round of nasty winter weather is prompting Western Kenosha County schools to announce closures for Tuesday Announcing cancellation of classes and activities for Tuesday as of 5:13 a.m. are: Brighton School. Bristol School. Salem School. Riverview School. Wilmot Union High School. Randall School. As of 5:27 a.m. Wheatland Center School. Trevor-Wilmot School. Central High […]

Snow in forecast for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

There’s snow coming for our area in the coming days, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast. Fortunately, modest accumulation is expected Sunday, Monday night and Tuesday. Sunday, we should see snow in the afternoon, with less than one inch of accumulation. That snow may transition to freezing rain in the late afternoon/evening. There’s […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC — DH At about 6:26 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash near Highway 83 (Antioch Road) and Highway SA in Salem. Per dispatch: Crash reported as involving a single vehicle. Vehicle is off the road on north side of Highway SA, […]

Units responding for alarm at Wilmot UHS

This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC — DH At about 12:20 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a fire alarm at Wilmot Union High School. Per dispatch: Deputy on scene reports cleaning of a grill in kitchen activated a fire alarm. No actual fire. Building is being evacuated. UPDATE 1:53 p.m. — […]

Deputy responding for down tree limb in Powers Lake

This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC — DH At about 7:56 a.m., as sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a tree limb blocking 84th Street jsut west of 399th Avenue in Powers Lake. ShareTweetPin+1Share0 Shares

Brighton School closed due to power outage

Brighton School will be closed Thursday, Feb. 7 due to a power outage. A school officials said the building does not have full power and therefore classes are cancelled. Share31TweetPin+1Share31 Shares

Units responding for arcing wire in Salem Lakes

This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC — DH At about 6:51 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of an arcing wire in the 27900 block of 60th Street in Salem Lakes. ShareTweetPin+1Share0 Shares

Units responding for fire in Salem Lakes

This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC — DH At about 6:46 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of tree branches on fire at Salem Community Park, 9400 block of 256th Avenue in Salem Lakes. Share6TweetPin+1Share0 Shares

Units responding for water call in Wheatland

This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC — DH At about 6:30 a.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department, Twin Lakes Rescue and Kenosha County dive team units are responding to a water call in the 6000 block of Highway W in Wheatland. Per dispatch: A vehicle is in the water; occupant is out of vehicle […]

Units responding for fire in Paddock Lake

This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC — DH At about 6:17 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a fire in teh 7600 block of 244th Avenue in Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: Fire is reported as being under a deck. UPDATE […]

Wheatland Center School to open late due to power outage

Wheatland School District administrator Marty McGinley has made the following announcement regarding a delayed start to Thursday’s school day: Wheatland has a power outage and Wheatland School District will have a 2 hour delay, today Feb. 7th. All buses will run on a two hour delay as well. ShareTweetPin+1Share0 Shares

Power outages morning Thursday, Feb. 7

The ongoing icy weather continues to cause power outages here. At 5:45 a.m., We Energies reports 1,700 customers without power in Kenosha County. All of those outages appear to be in Western Kenosha County. The We Energies outage map indicates outages centered in Trevor near the state line and Highway 83, near Paddock Lake and […]

Westosha Head Start thanks donors

Westosha Head Start issued the following news release regarding thanking some its donors in the past year: Westosha Head Start is “Very Thankful” this year to many community members donating funds and their time to aid local children and families in the Kenosha County area. For our November/December Family Night Event, Jennifer Collison, President of The […]

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