Fox River receding

The Fox River is receding in Western Kenosha County after cresting Friday morning.

A flood warning remains in effect.

The Fox crested at 13.14 feet at 4:30 a.m., Friday, as measured at the New Munster gauge. That would be the 13th highest crest according to data posted by the National Weather Service.

The current forecast calls for the river to dip under flood stage of 11 feet Wednesday evening.

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Westosha Central HS honor roll first semester 2023-24

The following students were named to the Central High School honor roll for the first semester of the 2023-24 school year:

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A word from our sponsors: April 6, 2024 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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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:

23400 89th St, Salem

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A word from our sponsors: Paddock Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District seeking applicants for 2024 seasonal aquatic weed harvesting crew

Note: The following is a paid announcement from the Village of Paddock Lake — DH

Enjoy the outdoors while working this summer! Paddock Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District is seeking applicants to fill open position(s) on our 2024 seasonal aquatic weed harvesting crew. Our seasonal staff enjoys working outdoors and on the lake in an environment that promotes watercraft recreation for the public at our beautiful lake. 

Our seasonal staff operates aquatic weed harvesters, conveyors, and dump trucks to remove invasive aquatic weeds from the lake. Harvesting staff typically work 40 hours per week with workday hours of 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday, the harvesting season begins the last week in May and concludes the first Friday in September. This seasonal position would be well suited for an applicant interested in pursuing a career in environmental or earth science. 

Job Type: Seasonal full-time

Hourly pay: $11.00 to $15.00 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications. 

Work schedule: June to September, Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. 

Requirements:
*Must be 17 years of age.
*Must have a valid driver’s license
*Must be able to work outdoors and be capable of lifting 25 to 50 pounds. 

Applications can be obtained at the Village Hall, 6969-236th Avenue, Paddock Lake, WI. 53168  

The Village of Paddock Lake and Paddock Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or provisions of service and complies with Wisconsin Department of Work Force Development laws. 

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Deaths April 5, 2024: Shirley J Silk

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:

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Wheatland Center School students compete in 2024 math competitions

Wheatland Center School math team members have been busy participating in a number of competitions this year:

2023-24 Wheatland 7/8 Math Team – Back row (left to right) Tyson Meracle, Caden Nelson, Ethan Weis and Jaxon Morehouse Front row (left to right) Billy Gauger, Mackenzie Whitaker, Elaina Hetland, and Mila Coe /Submitted photo

Wheatland Center School students competed in the Regional Math Meet held at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Jan. 16.

Students in grades fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth competed against students from seven different schools in the division based on the 2023-24 school enrollment.

Members of the fifth and sixth grade team were: Jack Cavanaugh, Charlotte McMillin, Gregory Stephens, Gursevak Toor, Jaena Baumeister, Aaron Crane, Austyn Madaus, and Landon Paramski.

Members of the seventh and eighth grade team were: Mila Coe, Billy Gauger, Tyson Meracle, Caden Nelson, Elaina Hetland, Jaxon Morehouse, Ethan Weis and Mackenzie Whitaker.

Students participated in the following events: Problem Solving (without calculators), Consumer Math (with calculators), Geometric Reasoning (with calculator), Mental Math (without calculator) and Team Problem Solving (with calculator).

Every member of the team worked to solve the complex problems within each event. Students had the
opportunity to showcase their teamwork by delegating responsibilities in order to successfully complete a variety of math challenges during the Team Problem Solving event.

2023-24 Wheatland 5/6 Math Team – Back row (left to right) Landon Paramski, Aaron Crane, Austyn Madaus and Jaena Baumeister Front row (left to right) Jack Cavanaugh, Gursevak Toor, Gregory Stephens and Charlotte McMillin /Submitted photo

On February 8 and February 22, 2024 Wheatland students participated in the Math 24 Regional Tournament held at the Kenosha County Center. Grade level teams from 8 local schools competed this year. Members of the WCS grade level Math 24 teams are as follows: 4th grade – Scott Elverman, Lucas Scherer and Ava Winter; 5th grade – Jack Cavanaugh,
Parker McCann and Gursevak Toor; and 6th grade – Iris Coe, Addison McCann and Araya Zavacke.

Two Math 24 Regional Tournament trophies were awarded to Wheatland students. Fifth grader Gursevak Toor placed fourth overall by earning 127 points and sixth grader Iris Coe placed second overall by earning 90 points in four rounds of play.

The WCS Math Team competed in the Westosha Central Middle School Math Meet on February 27, 2024. This was an opportunity for the students to visit the high school, and participate in math activities that were organized and hosted by students in Mu Alpha Theta (high school mathematics honors society). Great efforts were put forth in the individual, team and hands-on events! The members of the sixth grade team included: Jaena Baumister, Aaron Crane, Iris Coe, Morgan Idell, Austyn Madaus and Landon Paramski. Iris Coe placed second overall and Aaron Crane placed third overall in the individual events.

The seventh grade team came in first place for their grade level. Team members are: Brody Blattner, Gavin Coe, Mila Coe, Billy Gauger, Tyson Meracle and Caden Nelson. Tyson placed first overall in the individual events and Mila placed third overall.

The eighth grade team placed second overall for their grade level. The members of the eighth grade team included: Cole Cullen, Elaina Hetland, Jaxon Morehouse, Rylee Warren and Ethan Weis. Jaxon Morehouse placed second overall and Cole Cullen placed third overall in the individual events.

2023-24 Wheatland 4/5 Math 24 Team – (left to right) Scott Elverman, Ava Winter, Lucas Scherer, Jack Cavanaugh, Gursevak Toor and Parker McCann /Submitted photo
2023-24 Wheatland 6 Math 24 Team – (left to right) Iris Coe, Addison McCann and Araya Zavacke. /Submitted photo
2023-24 Wheatland 6/7/8 Math Team – Back row (left to right) Billy Gauger, Brody Blattner, Caden Nelson, Tyson Meracle, Cole Cullen, Jaxon Morehouse, Ethan Weis, Jaena Baumeister, and Austyn Madaus Front row (left to right) Gavin Coe, Mila Coe, Landon Paramski, Aaron Crane, Rylee Warren, Iris Coe, Elaina Hetland, and Morgan Idell. /Submitted photo
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Fox River rising slower

The Fox River is still rising, but at a much slower rate than the last few days.

At 4 a.m., Friday, the river measured at 13.1 feet at the New Munster gauge. That’s just .08 more than at 4 a.m. Friday.

The forecast for crest has also been adjusted down. The forecast now calls for the river to peak at a height of 13.2 feet Friday morning.

A flood warning remains in effect.

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Westosha Central High School Performing Arts Booster Club spaghetti dinner fundraiser is April 6

The Westosha Central High School Performing Arts Booster Club is hosting its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday, April 6, at Westosha Central High School.

The event includes the dinner, student performances, a silent auction and raffles in the new commons.

Dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors (65 plus)/student ticket (11 to 18 years) and $8 for children (3 to 10 years). 2 years and under are free,

All proceeds benefit the Performing Arts Booster Club, which supports choir, band and drama programs at Central High School.

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Fox River tops 13 feet

The Fox River in Western Kenosha County continues to climb and is over 13 feet as of Thursday.

The river measured 13.02 feet as of 4 a.m., Thursday, as measured at the New Munster Gauge.

A National Weather Service flood warning remains in effect.

The current forecast for the river calls for a crest of 13.9 feet Friday morning.

Rain and snow showers continue in the latest, local forecast for Thursday and Thursday night. No precipitation is expected Friday and Saturday, but should return Sunday. Early next week’s forecast has lesser chances of rain and warmer temperatures.

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Sponsored post: Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital to host community talk on cardiovascular disease April 17

Note: This is a paid advertisement from Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital — DH

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Accumulation of wet snow in Wednesday, Thursday forecast

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The weather Wednesday and Thursday could feature accumulation of wet snow and some rain, says the latest, local National Weather Service forecast.

The forecast calls for less than an inch of accumulation Wednesday, less than a half inch, Wednesday night and maybe less than a half inch Thursday.

So maybe about 2 inches total.

High temperatures will be in the 40s both days.

The precipitation should take a break for Friday and Saturday, but may be back Sunday.

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UPDATE: Fox River tops 12 feet

The Fox River is surging upward as measured at the New Munster gauge.

As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, the river was at 12.09 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet.

A National Weather Service flood warning continues in effect.

This level of flooding could already be causing flooding or roads in places. The NWS advises:

Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas. Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

The current river forecast calls for a flood crest of 13.8 feet Thursday evening.

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Spring election 2024 results: Bristol village trustee results

Voters in Bristol returned two incumbents to office in the contested trustee election Tuesday.

Complete, unofficial results were:

  • Incumbent Chris Leker 795 (41.13%)
  • Incumbent Ruth Atwood 763 (39.47%)
  • Quentin Van Jackson 354 (18.31%)
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Spring election 2024: Randall Consolidated School Board results

Voters in the Randall Consolidated School Board chose one incumbent and one newcomer for the two seats up for grabs in the Tuesday election.

Complete, unofficial results showed:

  • Lisa Stohr 616 (37.72%)
  • Incumbent Randy Nolan 526 32.21%)
  • Incumbent Mary Thornton 470 (28.78%)
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Spring election 2024: Bristol School District board results

Voters in the Bristol School District in Tuesday’s election chose Joanne Gray and Nicole Starke to fill two seats on the school board.

Neither incumbent ran for re-election.

Complete, unofficial results showed:

  • Joanne Gray 704 (29.68%)
  • Nicole Stark 641 (27.02%)
  • Matthew Ley 567 (23.9%)
  • Linda Mizwicki 450 (18.9%)
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Spring election 2024: Westosha Central HS District board results

Voters in the Westosha Central High School District have returned the incumbent to the at-large seat on the board.

With all polls reporting complete, unofficial results:

  • Incumbent Bonnie Felske 2175 (58.33%)
  • Keelin Cannon 1536 (41.19%)
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Spring election 2024: Brighton School District referendum results

An operational referendum in the Brighton School District passed in the election Tuesday.

The referendum sought authority to exceed the state revenue limit by $200,000 for the 2024-2025 school year, by $225,000 for the 2025-2026 school year, by $250,000 for the 2026-2027 school year and by $275,000 for the 2027-2028 school year, for non-recurring purposes consisting of operational expenses and maintaining educational programming.

Final unofficial results showed:

  • Yes 279
  • No 236
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Spring election 2024: Bristol School District referendum results

An operational referendum question was defeated by a narrow margin in Tuesday’s election.

The referendum sought approval to exceed the revenue limit by $700,000 per year for the 2024-2025 school year and the 2025-2026 school year, for non-recurring purposes consisting of expenses to maintain operations, facility maintenance and to update curriculum and educational programming.

Full unofficial results show:

  • No 784
  • Yes 774

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Spring election 2024: County Board supervisor Dist. 18 results

Voters in County Board Dist. 18 were able to vote in a contested election for county supervisor Tuesday.

On the ballot were:

  • Justine Hammelev-Jones
  • Eric Meadows

The incumbent did not run for re-election.

As of about 9:35 p.m. with 2 of 2 results reporting what may be incomplete results:

  • Meadows 758 (55.49%)
  • Hammelev-Jones 606 (44.36%)

The above are the complete, unofficial results.

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Spring election 2024: County Board Dist. 19 results

Voters in the County Board District 19 were able to vote in a contested election for county supervisor.

On the ballot were:

  • Brain Bashaw, the incumbent
  • Keith Gray

At about 9:29 p.m. with 8 of 8 polls reporting what may be incomplete results:

  • Gray 1076 (53.51%)
  • Bashaw 925 (46%)

The above are the complete, unofficial results.

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Spring election 2024: Salem Lakes village trustee results

Voters in Salem Lakes were able to vote in a contested election for village trustee.

On the ballot were:

  • Dennis Faber, an incumbent
  • Ron Gandt, an incumbent
  • Bill Hopkins, an incumbent
  • Peter Poli

Three at-large seats will be filled.

At 8:55 p.m. with 3 of 3 polls reporting what may be incomplete results:

  • Hopkins 1348 (29.08%)
  • Gandt 1157 (24.96%)
  • Faber 1142 (24.64%)
  • Poli 951 (20.52%

Complete unofficial results show:

  • Hopkins 1755 (28.64%)
  • Faber 1522 (24,84%)
  • Gandt 1509 (24.63%)
  • Poli 1286 (20.99%)

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Spring election 2024: County Board supervisor Dist. 20 results

Voters in County Board District 20 were able to vote in a contested election Tuesday.

On the ballot were:

  • Michael La Forge
  • John Poole, the incumbent.

At about 8:48 p.m., with 3 of 3 polls reporting what may be incomplete results:

  • Poole 805 (68.34%)
  • La Forge 370 (31.41%)

Complete, unofficial results show:

  • Poole 953 (67.02%)
  • La Forge 464 (32.63%)

 

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Spring election 2024: County supervisor Dist. 21 results

Voters in County Board District 21 were able to vote in a contested election Tuesday.

On the ballot were:

  • Mark Nordigian, the incumbent
  • Steven M. Mudroch

At about 8:40 p.m. with 4 polls of 4 reporting what may be incomplete results:

  • Nordigian 620 (61.45%)
  • Mudroch 377 (37.36%)

Complete, unofficial results show:

  • Nordigian 768 (60.38%)
  • Mudroch 491 (38.6%)

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Spring election 2024: County supervisor Dist. 22 results

Voters in County Board District 22 were able to vote in a contested election in Tuesday’s election.

On the ballot were:

  • Erin Decker, the incumbent
  • Ray Arbet

At about 8:35 p.m., early results with 3 of 4 polls reporting are:

  •  Decker 515 (51.55%)
  •  Arbet 482 (48.25%)

Complete, unofficial results show:

Decker 816 (50.75%)

Arbet 787 (48.94%)

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Spring election 2024: Circuit Court judge-Branch 3 results

Voters in Kenosha County were able to vote in a contested election for Circuit Court judge-Branch 3.

On the ballot are:

Frank Gagaliardi

Heather Iverson.

At 8:31 p.m. with 78 of 107 polls reporting, early results show:

  •  Iverson 10984 (56.72%)
  • Gagliardi 8350 (43.12%)

At 8:42 p.m., with 79 of 107 polls reporting:

  •  Iverson 13420 (54.74%)
  • Gagliardi 11058 (45.1%)

At 8:59 p.m. with 88 of 107 polls reporting:

  • Iverson 14956 (53.71%)
  • Gagliardi 12844 (46.13%)

At about 9:22 p.m. with 106 of 107 polls reporting:

  • Iverson 16651 (53.15%)
  • Gagliardi 14623 (46.68%)

With complete, unofficial results reporting numbers are same as above.

 

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Salem Lakes & Kenosha County making sandbags available

With the Fox River in Kenosha County at flood stage as measured at the New Munster gauge on Tuesday afternoon, Salem Lakes staff are currently working with Kenosha County to make sandbags available, said village administrator Cassandra Hiller.

Kenosha County is loading sand now and hopes to have sand available by about 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Hiller said.

Locations for sand bag supplies will be:

  • Kenosha County – Wilmot Gravel Pit Location on Highway C:  Sand will be available beginning this afternoon and available through Thursday evening.
  • Silver Lake Fire Station: Beginning Tuesday afternoon, this location will be open continuously through Thursday evening (can be extended as the event dictates).

Sandbags will be self-serve and the public will need to bring shovels.

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Flood warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Fox River in Kenosha County.

The warning is set to go into effect as of 7 p.m., Tuesday and remain in effect until further notice. However, the river as measured at the New Munster gauge is already over flood stage at 11.05 feet as of 2 p.m., Tuesday. Flood stage is 11 feet.

The current forecast calls for the river to crest at 13.7 feet on Thursday. That would be just under major flood stage.

The latest, local NWS forecast calls for rain to continue Tuesday with rain and/or snow continuing through Thursday afternoon.

UPDATE 3:41 p.m. — Salem Lakes and Kenosha County making sand bags available. More info here.

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Units responding to crash in Randall

At about 7:51 a.m., Town of Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 39500 block of Bloomfield Road in Randall.

Per dispatch: Injuries being reported.

UPDATE about 7:56 a.m. — Rescue requests response from Burlington Fire Department with an ambulance.

UPDATE 8:05 a.m. — Deputy requests tows for vehicles involved.

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Spring election 2024: It’s Election Day

Western Kenosha County voters can cast ballots in the spring non-partisan election Tuesday, April 2.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Salem Lakes will be using all three polling places: Salem Lakes Village Hall, Wilmot Fire Station and Silver Lake Village Hall.

Voters can find their polling place here.

Voters throughout the county will be able to vote on two statewide referendums. (Explanation here).

Voters throughout the county also will be voting in an election for circuit court judge-branch 3. On the ballot are Frank Gagliardi and Heather Iverson. Gagliardi was appointed to fill out the term of retired Judge Bruce Schroeder. which ends July 31, 2024.

Here are the Western Kenosha County county supervisor districts with contests:

Here are the municipal and school board contested elections:

Two school districts will have referendums on the ballot:

Note: westofthei.com will be posting the election results as they become available, Check back after 8 p.m.

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Sponsored post: Judge Frank Gagliardi committed to moral integrity and community values, not negative campaigning

Note: This is a paid advertisement from Frank Gagliardi for Judge, Treasurer Todd Terry — DH

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