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Two local men died from Waukegan plant explosion

Two local men were among the four individuals that died from an explosion at a Waukegan, Illinois plant Friday evening. Bryan Biehn, 53 of Brighton, has been identified as one of the people who died at the scene. Allen Stevens, 29, of Paddock Lake, died at an Illinois hospital from injuries sustained in the explosion. […]

Units responding for medical call in Trevor

At about 11:55 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the intersection of 104th Place and 270th Avenue in Trevor. Per dispatch: Caller reports person down in intersection. ShareTweet0 Shares

Deaths May 6, 2019: James R. Butera

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Units responding for crash in Trevor

At about 2:28 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 83 and C in Trevor. Per dispatch: One occupant of a vehicle reporting injuries. Share13Tweet13 Shares

Units responding for fire in Twin Lakes

At about 4:47 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department, Randall Fire Department, Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Richmond Fire Department units are responding to a report of a fire in the 800 block of Rosebud Avenue in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: Caller reporting a shed on fire. UPDATE 4:49 p.m. — Fire unit on the […]

Twin Lakes Fire Department host training burn

Twin Lakes Fire Department members conducted a training burn on a home in the 1200 block of Musial Road in Twin Lakes on Saturday. The Randall and Richmond fire departments also were invited to train at the burn. The building was an old cottage. Here’s a video of the burn by Earlene Frederick: Share58Tweet58 Shares

Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 9:05 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways U and WG (State Line Road) in Bristol. Per dispatch: Two trucks are involved. One vehicle is leaking gas. UPDATE about 9:20 a.m. — Deputy requests a two for a vehicle with side […]

A word from our sponsors: May 5, 2019 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Boy Scouts to host pancake breakfast May 11 at Bristol School

Boy Scout Troop 385 will host a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 11 at Bristol School. Tickets prices are: Adults (13 years old and up) $6, under 13 $3 and under 5 free. Bristol School is located at 20121 83rd St., Bristol. Share61Tweet61 Shares

A word from our sponsors: May 4, 2019 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Explosion in Lake County, Ill. felt here

A explosion at a factory in eastern Lake County, Illinois Friday night was felt and heard in parts of Western Kenosha County. The blast occurred about 9:50 p.m., in Waukegan, according to media reports. People reported hearing and feeling it as far away as Bristol, Wilmot and Paddock Lake. Here’s a story from WGN-TV with […]

Deaths May 3, 2019: Juan J. Serrano, Frank W. Moser, Jason Anderson

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Units responding for alarm in Bristol

At about 3:52 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a fire alarm at a business in the 11000 block of 152nd Avenue (Highway MB) in Bristol. UPDATE 3:53 p.m. — Dispatch reports to fire base that this is a confirmed false alarm. Share6Tweet6 Shares

Friends of Community Library book sale is May 4

A book sale, sponsored by Friends of Community Library, will be held this Saturday, May 4, at the Twin Lakes branch of the library. The sale runs from 10 o’clock until 3:30 in the afternoon. Friends’ members may shop from 10 to 11 a.m., but anyone purchasing a $5 yearly membership may immediately shop then […]

Garage sales page updated

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Deaths May 1, 2019: Christopher A.J. Krzak, Eleanor Skora

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Paris Legacy Committee scaling back community facilities proposals

The next time the community hears from the Paris Legacy Committee expect the group’s proposal for community facilities at both the town hall and Paris School sites. That was the message delivered by committee Chairman Roger Gahart at last week’s Town Board meeting. In March, a plan commission meeting held at the school unveiled the […]

A word from our sponsors: Christ Lutheran Church rummage sale is May 3 & 4

Note: This is a paid announcement from Christ Lutheran Church. — DH Christ Lutheran Church’s Annual Rummage Sale will take place on Friday, May 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are invited to come and find a bargain in clothes, glassware, toys, books, […]

Deaths April 29, 2019: Donald M. Happ

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A word from our sponsors: April 28, 2019 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Units responding for crash in Bristol

At about 6:41 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 8500 block of Highway MB. Per dispatch: Vehicle is rolled over. Share21Tweet21 Shares

Snow update: 5:08 p.m., April 27, 2019

Well it took a while (based on what was forecast), but about 4:45 p.m. we started seeing heavier snow at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake. And it started to stick (to the grass anyway). Here’s some video from about 4:50 p.m.: ShareTweet0 Shares

Winter storm warning issued

The National Weather service has issued a winter storm warning for an area of southern Wisconsin that includes Kenosha County. The warning is set to be in effect from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday. Yes, that’s a winter storm warning, even though by the calendar we are about one month into spring. Though the […]

Units responding for fire in Paris

At about 3:30 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’;s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in the 13700 block of 7th Street in Paris. Per dispatch: An apparent grass fire was reported by a passer by. UPDATE about 3:4 p.m. — Deputy on the scene reports to dispatch that this […]

Units responding for alarm in Lake George

At about 4:14 p.m, Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding for an alarm in the 9900 block of 190th Avenue in Lake George. Per dispatch: This is a carbon monoxide alarm. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for second fire in Twin Lakes

At about 3:40 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue, Randall Fire Department, Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Richmond Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a report of a fir ein the 1100 block of Cypress Point in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: This is a fire in an attached garage. […]

Units responding for fire in Twin Lakes

At about 1:25 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a report of a fire in the 400 block of Highway F in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: This is being reported as a controlled burn that is now out of control. UPDATE 1:39 p.m. — Randall Fire Department […]

Local fire department responding for aid to Pleasant Prairie

At about 6:55 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue is responding to a request for mutual aid to Pleasant Prairie. Bristol is being requested to respond with an ambulance for a crash at Highway 165 and H in Pleasant Prairie. ShareTweet0 Shares

Snow in weekend forecast

Yes, as I type that headline I am aware that it is late April. Nevertheless, the latest, local National Weather Service forecast is calling for snow in our area Saturday. The forecast is a little vague as to how much. Rain could change over to snow in the afternoon Saturday, with accumulation of up to […]

A word from our sponsors: In-person registration dates for Junior Panthers Football & Cheerleading coming up

Note: Western Kenosha County Youth Football and Cheer Program is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Western Kenosha County Youth Football and Cheer Program Junior Panthers is thrilled to begin its 20th season. Junior Panthers has scheduled in-person registrations at Jr. Panther World Headquarters, 307 Lake St. in downtown Silver Lake. […]

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