Units responding for alarm in Powers Lake

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At about 10:05 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a supervisory fire alarm in the 39000 block of 90th Lane in Powers Lake.

Per dispatch: Alarm is coming from a smoke detector

Garage sales page updated

garage-saleWest of the I’s garage sales page has been updated.

Be sure to check it out each week before you begin your bargain hunting.

If you’d like your sale added to the list, please drop us a line at darren@westofthei.com. Include your address, days, hours etc. We’ll even add a map to your info.

A word from our sponsors: Bristol Progress Days 2018 opens today!

Note: Bristol Progress Days is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Bristol Progress Days, the annual community festival held in Bristol, begins today, Friday, July 13 and continue  July 14, 15.

The theme for this year is “Shooting for the Stars 2018.”

Here is the schedule of activities for the rest of the weekend.

Friday, July 13

  • Coronation Banquet at Parkway Chateau, 6:00 cocktails — Dinner at 7:oo. Miss Bristol Crowning  Outstanding Citizens  Jr. Outstanding  Corporate Sponsor.
  • Fastpitch softball, beer tent open at Hansen Park.
  • 8 PM Resistance will be playing in the Beer tent.

Saturday, July 14

  • Fastpitch tournament all day.
  • Fun activities for kids of all ages all day.
  • 7:00 AM 5K run beginning at Hansen Park.
  • 7:15 AM 1.5 mile walk beginning at Hansen Park.
  • 8:00 Volleyball Tournament.
  • 10:00 FREE Kids games.
  • 11:00 Pedal Pull Contest in West Pavillion.
  • 3:00 Pie Baking Contest in West Pavillion.
  • 9:30 PM In the Stix playing in the Beer Tent.
  • Baggo Tournament, At Bristol Progress Days Beer Garden. Tournament is under Hansen Park’s Pavilion located at 8600 200th Avenue ( Hwy 45 and AH) Saturday, July 14th. Games are on, Rain or Shine. Beer Garden is covered. $20 per team. 100% payout for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place. Double Elimination-Winners Bracket is the best of 3 games per match. The boards will be 25 ft. from front to front. Bring your own bags. Sign up at 11:00 Bags Fly at 11:30 am. Blind Draw Tournament following the Team Tournament. Contact/Signup Information Shelli 262-960-0316 -Please text if possible.

Sunday, July 15

  • Fastpitch tournament continues all day.
  • Fun activities for kids of all ages (following the parade till fireworks).
  • 12:30 Candy Parade through Bristol starting at HWY 45 and 82nd Street and ending at the park.
  • 2:30 Live Auction in West Pavillion.
  • 5:00 – 7:30 Big Balloon Tycoon.
  • 5:00 Burro Creek playing in the Beer Tent (there will be a break for fireworks).
  • 8:30 Raffle ticket drawing.
  • Fireworks at Dusk.

Units responding to crash in Twin Lakes

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At about 9:42 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to a report of a crash at 388th Avenue and 104th Street in Twin Lakes.

Per dispatch: At least one injured party.

Randall School third trimester honor roll 2017-18

Note: This post is sponsored by Gagliardi Law, LLP. — DH

The following students were named to the Randall School honor roll for the third trimester of the 2017-18 school year:

An asterisk denotes straight A’s

Seventh grade — *Haley Albrecht, Allie Andersen, Julie Awe, Bradley Becker, *Grace Bednar, Brayden Bergloff, Joshua Brendel, Carley Brown, Riley Buchert, Katie Calkins, Edward Carmichael, Olivia Cieslak, Kyara Frost, Nylla Garcia, Kevin Gronke, Izabella Haley, Madeline Haug, Ashlyn Hawke, Evy Heins, Brandon Henderson, Oland Hodges, Allison Huseby, Ethan Krucek, Hailey Lenkart, Madison McKinney, Joshua Melka, Chase Meyers, Chelsea Nettis, Ashlynn Nor, Michael Norvalls, Mitchel Norvalls, Madalynn Pedersen, Ashton Rack, Alexis Riley, Kelsey Schumacher, Lucas Snyder, Sandra Stewart, Scott Stewart, Allison Streitmatter, William Stypla,  Ethan Thomas, Riley Toro, Grace Vacala, Thomas Walther, Porter Wells, Hayven Wilson, Emilyane Wolfgram, Ryan Worklan, Lucas Youra.

Eighth grade — Ruth Ake, Madilyn Arceo, Sarah Ball, *Emma Beaudoin, *Elysia Bender, Hayley Benson, Nathan Bollow, Alana Buchanan, Ethan Collins, Hannah Collison, Aubryn Daniels, Adam DePasquale, Anthony DeReu, Matthew Dogan, Caitlin Ekornaas, Connor Ekornaas, Karissa English, Olivia Ertmann, Jaxon Faust, Lindsey Franklin, Dillon Giese, Rebecca Gray, Hailey Hand, Ethan Ivan, Jack Johnson, Chase Kerkman, Madison Knipp, Chase Kocken, Aidan Kovnat, Autumn Landers, Nathanial Lee, Garrett Luoma, Grace Massarelli, *Kylie Melka, Natalie Millard-Slavik, Logan Miller, Keira Miscinski, Lena Morgan, Danielle Mukka, Kolton Nardini, *Corey Patrick, Cassidy Phillips, Jeremiah Phillips, Samantha Pofahl, Emily Richmond, Alex Samborski, Elizabeth Schmidt, Brandon Smith, Morgan Smith, Josephine Snyder, Madison Stickler, Kaitlyn Sweeney, Aaron Vescova Jr., Blake Weaver, *Clayton Worklan, Andrew Zager, Zach Zender, Zoe Zenner.

Note: This post is sponsored by Gagliardi Law, LLP. — DH

July 12 lake test results: Caution lifted at Old Settlers County Park beach; monthly test results reported


A swim caution at Old Settlers County Park beach on Paddock Lake has been lifted after testing from Wednesday showed lower E.coli levels.

Testing from Thursday showed 31 E.coli/100 mL at Old Settlers County Park beach.

Cautions are issued for results of more than 235 E.coli/100 mL. Beaches are closed to swimming for a test result of more than 1,000 E.coli/100 mL.

Monthly test results for lakes also sampled Wednesday are:

Salem Lakes — Silver Lake at DeWitt Park: 24 E.coli/100 mL. Lake Shangri La #2: 4 E.coli/100 mL.

Bristol — Lake George 101st: 8 E.coli/100 mL. Lake George 103rd: <1 E.coli/100 mL.

Twin Lakes — Lake Elizabeth at Lucille Street: 5 E.coli/100 mL. Lake Elizabeth at Musial Road: 59 E.coli/100 mL. Lake Elizabeth at Sunset Drive: 3 E.coli/100 mL.

Sheriff’s Department arrests four in vehicle break-in cases

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has arrested four individuals in connection with a string of vehicle break-ins in the Salem Lakes area in June and July.

The investigation has resulted in the clearance of 29 individual cases.

The three men and one woman have not been formally charged in court. westofthei.com does not print the names of suspects until they have been charged.

A search warrant was conducted on July 5 at a residence in the 5000 block of  17th Ave. in Kenosha, which resulted in the recovery of some stolen property as well as evidence linking the suspects to the crimes, said a statement released Thursday by KCSD Sgt. Mark Malecki, public information officer.

There were approximately 35 reports of unlocked vehicles being entered with items removed, said the statement. The locations of these reports were primarily in the Salem Lakes area.

“A lot of hard work went into this investigation,” the statement said. “The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind all residents to lock the doors to their property.”

Christy Weinstock is new Wilmot UHS associate principal

Wilmot Union High School has announced the appointment of a new associate principal.

From a news release from the district:

Wilmot Union High School is pleased to announce Christy Weinstock as their new Associate Principal effective July 1, 2018. Mrs. Weinstock will replace Renee Gugel who accepted a new position at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Christy Weinstock has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Carroll University and a Master’s Degree in Education from Loyola University. She also has an Education Specialist Degree from Loyola University. Mrs. Weinstock has been working as an Assistant Principal at Mitchell School in Racine for the past two years. Prior to that, she worked as a Special Education Supervisor for the Racine Unified School District. Christy also worked as a School Psychologist at Antioch Community High School for nine years. “I am very excited to be joining WUHS! I look forward to the start of the school year to meet our students and see learning in action. My mission is to have a positive impact on student success by supporting the great opportunities that WUHS provides. Go Panthers!” – Christy
Weinstock.”

A word from our sponsors: Wheatland J1 School District seeking part-time Special Education Program Aide

Note: Wheatland J1 School District is advertising this position with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Wheatland J1 School District is currently seeking an energetic, positive candidate to fill a part-time Special Education Program Aide position. The highly qualified candidate will be responsible for supporting students to achieve their maximum potential.

Starting rate is $13.00 per hour. Approx. 25 hours per week (based on student need).

Please click here for more information on this and other positions available.

Garage sales page updated

garage-saleWest of the I’s garage sales page has been updated.

Be sure to check it out each week before you begin your bargain hunting.

If you’d like your sale added to the list, please drop us a line at darren@westofthei.com. Include your address, days, hours etc. We’ll even add a map to your info.

July 11, 2018 lake test results: Old Settlers County Park beach under caution

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Old Settlers County Park beach on Paddock Lake is under swimming caution after testing on Tuesday showed elevated E.coli levels there.

Cautions are issued for results of more than 235 E.coli/100 mL. Beaches are closed to swimming for a test result of more than 1,000 E.coli/100 mL.

Monday’s result at Old Settlers County Park beach was: 411 E.coli/100 mL.

Other results reported July 11, 2018 by the Kenosha County Division of Health were:

  • Randall — Powers Lake, 24 E.coli/100 mL.
  • Salem Lakes — Silver Lake at Silver Lake County Park beach 9 E.coli/100 mL; Center Lake, 6 E.coli/100 mL; Camp Lake, 13 E.coli/100 mL; Rock Lake, 63 E.coli/100 mL; Lake Shangri La #1, <1 E.coli/100 mL.
  • Paddock Lake — Old Settlers County Park beach, 411 E.coli/100 mL; North Shore Beach Association, <1 E.coli/100 mL; Hoag Beach, 1 E.coli/100 mL; Paddock-Hooker Lake Association Beach, 173 E.coli/100 mL; Paddock-Hooker Lake Association Beach (diving board area in channel), 15 E.coli/100 mL.
  • Wheatland — Lilly Lake, 1 E.coli/100 mL.
  • Twin Lakes — Lake Mary at Lance Park, 6 E.coli/100 mL.

The State Department of Health recommends posting warnings at beaches when the test results indicate a E.coli level of 300/100ml or more and closing a beach when test results exceed E.coli 1000/100ml. Wheatland (Lilly Lake) has a policy of posting an advisory for a level of E.coli 235/100 mL or more and closing a beach when test results exceed E.coli 1000/100ml.

UPDATE July 12 — Caution at Old Settlers County Park beach lifted after re-test.

A word from our sponsors: Catholic parishes seek part-time Secretary/Administrative Assistant

Note: St. Alphonsus Parish St. John the Evangelist Parish are advertising this position with westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH

St. Alphonsus Parish-New Munster and St. John the Evangelist Parish-Twin Lakes wishes to fill a part-time joint Parish position for Secretary/Administrative Assistant. This is a 20-25 hour/week position. Good communication skills, computer skills and receptionist skills are required. Candidate must be a practicing Catholic with knowledge of Church practice and terminology. Knowledge of Microsoft Office software, data base entry and basic accounting skills is required. To request an application or submit a resume contact Pat Vos ~ DAS, St. Alphonsus Parish 262-537-4370. Application deadline is July 20, 2018 with a start date of Aug. 1.

Twin Lakes moving forward on Legion Park renovations

A rendering of the equipment proposed for Legion Park. /Image supplied by Twin Lakes village government.

The Twin Lakes Village Board recently set some budgets for moving forward with renovations to Legion Park.

At a board meeting last week, the board set a spending limit of $60,000 for new playground equipment and $42,000 for resurfacing the park’s tennis courts.

The renovations are part of a effort by the village Park Commission to bring needed improvements to each village park in the village as funds allow, said village administrator Jennifer Frederick.

“We want to be sure our parks are still relevant,” Frederick said. “This is our first major improvement in a park in a long time.”

The village had a single proposal from a company for the resurfacing of the courts. They would be covered with a special sport surface and be marked for both tennis and the increasingly popular racquet sport of pickle ball.

The board directed Frederick to seek another bid on the court resurfacing before moving forward.

The village also has a proposal for the park equipment. Included would be four swings and a climber. A rubber mat would be under the equipment, eliminating the need for wood or rubber chips. The equipment could be added to in the future, perhaps with components accessible to children with disabilities.

The plan is to install the new equipment farther back in the park, where a skateboard park is now located on a former tennis court, Frederick explained. The permanent skateboard park structures will be removed.

The old playground equipment would not be reused by the village.

The $60,000 spending limit for the new play equipment includes installation. A community build, installation by village public works employees or some combination was rejected, based on experience with a previous village park.

“I think it’s better to have somebody who does this install it,” said village President Howard Skinner.

A word from our sponsors: Bristol Progress Days 2018 will be July 13, 14, 15

Note: Bristol Progress Days is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Bristol Progress Days, the annual community festival held the weekend after the Fourth of July, in Bristol, will take place over three days on July 13, 14, 15.

The theme for this year is “Shooting for the Stars 2018.”

The festivities include the Miss Bristol crowning and the Outstanding Citizens Awards, which are announced on Friday at the coronation banquet. The sports tournaments are always a big hit and the fireworks show and parade draw people from all over the southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois area.

Here’s some of the fun at Bristol Progress Days:

CORONATION BANQUET — This year’s Miss Bristol and the Outstanding Citizen announcements are made at the annual banquet held at the Parkway Chateau on Friday evening.

RUN/WALKThis year’s events will again include a 5K run/1.5 mile walk on Saturday morning.

PARADE — The parade known for its large number of varied entries and its abundance of candy treats takes place starting at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. The parade route works is way through downtown Bristol and ends at Hansen Park, where the other Progress Days activities are held. Make sure to bring a container for all that candy!

FIREWORKS — The annual fireworks display takes place at dusk on Sunday.

PIE CONTEST— There will be a pie baking contest on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the West Pavilion. Have you been told your the best baker in town? Well let’s test that theory! This year Bristol Progress Days will be holding a bake off. You will make two of the same desserts – once for judging, and the other to be auctioned off during our auction on Sunday on Sunday! Contact Michelle Wade at wadeldscp@frontier.com for more information.

AUCTION — An auction with a live auctioneer will take place Sunday following the parade.

LIVE MUSIC — Bands will be playing all nights of Bristol Progress Days. On Friday evening, it’s Resistance. Saturday evening In the Stix will be playing. Sunday evening will feature Burro Creek.

SOFTBALL — Softball tournaments will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

KIDS FUN — Saturday is a special one for kids at Progress Days with a kids game area and pedal pull starting at 10 a.m.

VOLLEYBALL — A volleyball tournament will take place at Hansen Park on Saturday.

Need more information? Call 857-2447 or visit www.bristolprogressdays.com.

Join Bristol Progress Days on Facebook.

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

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At about 7:54 a.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a crash in the 32700 block of Highway 50 in Wheatland.

Per dispatch: Deputies already on the scene have requested rescue response for people with injuries.

Salem Lakes sex offender residency exemption denied a second time


The Salem Lakes Village Board on Monday rejected a second request from the same person for an exemption to the village’s sex offender residency.

A motion to deny the exemption passed 4-2. Voting to deny the exemption were Trustees Bill Hopkins, Michael Culat, Ted Kmiec and Dan Campion. Voting against the motion to deny the exemption were Trustee Diann Tesar and Trustee Ron Gandt. Trustee Dennis Faber, who previously favored granting the exemption, was absent Monday.

Nicholas Fitzpatrick first requested the exemption last month. He was seeking to live in a residence about 880 feet from Jason’s Pond, a village-owned property that is designated as a park.

Village ordinance prohibits a registered sex offender from living within 2,000 feet of a park.

Fitzpatrick was convicted of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of Child in Racine County, according to online circuit court records. He said he served six years in prison, which included treatment to address his offense, which he said at the June meeting occurred at a party when he was 17 with a girl who was 14.

Last month, Fitzpatrick’s request was denied after the Village Board deadlocked 3-3 on whether to allow it. Campion was absent from that meeting.

Village President Diann Tesar said she brought the matter before the board again because some trustees who voted against granting the exemption said they did not have enough information about the case. Fitzpatrick supplied additional information before Monday’s meeting.

But that additional information was cited Monday by some of those opposed to granting the exemption as the reason for their continued objection.

Kmiec said reading that there was an additional similar charge against Fitzpatrick involving a different person that was dismissed before sentencing, confirmed his stance of not granting the exemption. That second case had not been mentioned by Fitzpatrick or family members who spoke on his behalf.

“That made me very uncomfortable with this,” Kmiec said.

Culat echoed Kmiec’s reasoning, adding that he has to consider not just an individual’s request, but the welfare of the village as a whole.

“I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching,” Culat said. “We have have to answer to the rest of the village for what we do … there is concern.”

Fitzpatrick said he was seeking an exemption to allow long-term residency.

In March, the Salem Lakes Village Board unanimously approved an exemption to its sex offender ordinance to allow an offender to live with his mother in a prohibited location while seeking an approved residence.

Deaths July 10, 2018: Mary Opryszek

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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Christ Lutheran Church bingo is July 12

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Christ Lutheran Church will host its Monthly Community Bingo on Thursday, July 12 (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’s dinner brat or hamburger dinners.

A word from our sponsors: Froedtert South hosting Walk-In Wednesday on July 18 for CNAs

Note: Froedtert South is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Are you looking for a certified nursing assistant position? Then Froedtert South’s hosting Walk-In Wednesday on July 18 for CNAs is for you.

Human resources and nursing managers will be offering on the spot interviews for all certified CNA candidates. Dress professional and bring a resume. RSVP by Monday, July 16 at 262-577-8519 or HR@froedtertsouth.com. RSVP recommended, but not required.

Walk-In Wednesday will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Medical Center, 9555 76th St., Pleasant Prairie, main entrance atrium.

Interested in becoming a CNA? Representatives will be available to answer any questions.

 

Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society to host Meet and Greet at Davidson Hall on July 15

The Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society will be hosting a Meet and Greet on Sunday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new location of the Bristol Historical Society at Davidson Hall (the old town hall), 8323 198th Ave. in Bristol.

Stop by before or after the Progress Days Parade. Peek inside Davidson Hall and see the restoration in the works.

The society also will be hosting a 50/50 Raffle. Participate in the Time Capsule project. Join with a membership and receive a free BWHS shirt.

For additional information on the Meet and Greet event, see the society’s Facebook page.

A word from our sponsors: St. John Child Development Center carrying on tradition of caring

Note: St. John Child Development Center is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

They may find themselves in new quarters this school year but the tradition of caring is deep at St. John Child Development Center in Paris.

The center, located at St. John the Baptist Church, provides infant care, day care and preschool. The center provides before and after school care for Paris School and Brighton School. Ages are 6 weeks to 12 yeas old. Hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This school year, the center moved into new quarters in the parish’s former school building. The new location provides more space, better accessibility and a ready-made school like physical atmosphere, said director Heidi Keen.

The center had its start in the late 1990s, when a need for daycare in the community was recognized. As the school building was then being used, the founders of the daycare center put their program in the parish’s convent building. That required a total makeover of the interior, but a team did the work and even received a $9,000 grant to help cover the costs.

“It’s been running great since then,” said Donna Jaworski, one of the movers behind the establishment of the center. “A lot of sweat and tears, but it was a great thing for the community.”

The center has weathered some changes in who was operating it as Catholic education changed through the years, but the center is again under the direct operation of the local parish leadership, Keen said.

“It’s important that it is local,” Keen said.

Children are kept busy with constructive activities at St. John Child Development Center. Besides the former school indoor space, there are outside play and activity space, Keen said.

Programs like gardening in summer, an art program, a painting workshop, a magic workshop are all part of the St. John Child Development Center experience. Smaller numbers mean children get more personalized attention, Keen said.

“It’s almost like a family atmosphere,” Jaworski said.

Enrollment is growing, but there is still some availability. The staff  welcomes visits to check out the program and facility.

“Call for a tour anytime,” Keen said.

For more information or to arrange a tour call Heidi Keen at (262) 859-0068 or by email at stjohnchilddev@gmail.com.

Deaths July 8, 2018: Roy T. Flynn, Wayne J. Masnica, Marilyn Yvonne Marander

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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Deal of the Day: Hill Country Market $25 gift card half off

HCMl-west-of-the-i-web-ad-(1)Have you heard about our feature at West of the I called Deal of the Day? It offers you great values on goods and services from local businesses. Here’s how it works. We offer a gift certificate or gift card from a local business for half price of its face value. For example, you get a $50 gift card but only pay $25 for it. Now that’s a deal!

Today’s offering is from Hill Country Market, 7510 288th Ave, Suite #1, Salem. Hill Country Market features local, organic, and gluten-free grocery products, produce, fine cheese, sausage, wine and beer, gourmet sandwiches, homemade soups, deli items, fresh meat, baked goods and more. They believe that fresh, local, and natural ingredients are best. You can even expect to see produce straight from their garden during the growing season. Make sure you visit the tea and coffee bar at Hill Country Market and the deli offering quality meat and cheeses from Boar’s Head. Hungry? Check out Hill Country Market’s unique, made-to-order sandwiches and panini’s as well as salads, soups of the day, fresh baked goods, and more.

Today’s offer is for a $25 Hill Country Market gift card that you can buy for $13.50 ($1 processing fee included). Full description of conditions is available here. It’s easy to purchase a Deal of the Day! Click the button below and you will be taken to PayPal’s site, where you can securely pay with a credit card or through your PayPal account. A PayPal account is not needed. We instantly receive notice of your purchase and we mail out the certificate usually the same day. Click the button to get your Deal of the Day!

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Twin Lakes PD arrests Illinois man on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a child

Twin Lakes Police officers on Friday arrested an Illinois man they allege was seeking to sexually exploit a local teen-aged girl.

Charges have not been formalized and the man’s identity has not been released.

From a news release issued by the Chief Adam Grosz on Monday:

On Friday, July 6th, 2018 at approximately 4:25 p.m. Twin Lakes Police Officers took a 41 -year old Harvard, IL man into custody on suspicion of Sexual Exploitation of a Child and multiple other crimes. On July 3rd , 2018 a Twin Lakes Detective was notified by a McHenry County Illinois Sheriffs Detective that they received information that a 41-year old male from Harvard, IL had been communicating with a 15-year old female from Twin Lakes via cell phone. The information given to police was that the communication between the two was sexual in nature. Further investigation revealed that the suspect and the 15-year old victim had been exchanging messages and pictures that were sexual in nature on various cell phone apps. The two had agreed to meet in person for the purpose of engaging in a sexual encounter. After becoming aware of the information, a Twin Lakes Detective, along with detectives from McHenry County arranged for the suspect to drive to Twin Lakes for what he thought was a meeting with the 15-year old. As the suspect arrived at Lance Park in Twin Lakes on July 6, he was taken into custody by Twin Lakes Police without incident. He was transported to the Kenosha County Jail. A request for criminal charges has been submitted to the Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office.”

A word from our sponsors: Bristol Progress Days 2018 will be July 13, 14, 15

Note: Bristol Progress Days is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH

Bristol Progress Days, the annual community festival held the weekend after the Fourth of July, in Bristol, will take place over three days on July 13, 14, 15.

The theme for this year is “Shooting for the Stars 2018.”

The festivities include the Miss Bristol crowning and the Outstanding Citizens Awards, which are announced on Friday at the coronation banquet. The sports tournaments are always a big hit and the fireworks show and parade draw people from all over the southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois area.

Here’s some of the fun at Bristol Progress Days:

CORONATION BANQUET — This year’s Miss Bristol and the Outstanding Citizen announcements are made at the annual banquet held at the Parkway Chateau on Friday evening.

RUN/WALKThis year’s events will again include a 5K run/1.5 mile walk on Saturday morning.

PARADE — The parade known for its large number of varied entries and its abundance of candy treats takes place starting at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. The parade route works is way through downtown Bristol and ends at Hansen Park, where the other Progress Days activities are held. Make sure to bring a container for all that candy!

FIREWORKS — The annual fireworks display takes place at dusk on Sunday.

PIE CONTEST— There will be a pie baking contest on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the West Pavilion. Have you been told your the best baker in town? Well let’s test that theory! This year Bristol Progress Days will be holding a bake off. You will make two of the same desserts – once for judging, and the other to be auctioned off during our auction on Sunday on Sunday! Contact Michelle Wade at wadeldscp@frontier.com for more information.

AUCTION — An auction with a live auctioneer will take place Sunday following the parade.

LIVE MUSIC — Bands will be playing all nights of Bristol Progress Days. On Friday evening, it’s Resistance. Saturday evening In the Stix will be playing. Sunday evening will feature Burro Creek.

SOFTBALL — Softball tournaments will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

KIDS FUN — Saturday is a special one for kids at Progress Days with a kids game area and pedal pull starting at 10 a.m.

VOLLEYBALL — A volleyball tournament will take place at Hansen Park on Saturday.

Need more information? Call 857-2447 or visit www.bristolprogressdays.com.

Join Bristol Progress Days on Facebook.

Units responding for crash in Paddock Lake

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At about 6:27 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding for a report of a crash in the 24800 block of 71st Street in Paddock Lake.

Per dispatch: Crash involves a person hit by a car.

UPDATE 6:33 p.m. — Response by Flight for Life medical transport helicopter requested.

UPDATE 6:38 p.m. — Bristol Fire and Rescue dispatched to set up landing zone for Flight for Life.

Power outage reported

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Some residents of the northwestern area of Western Kenosha County are experiencing a power outage this morning.

The outage started a little after 9:30 a.m. At WOTI headquarters in Paddock Lake there were a few brief off and one then before the sustained outage.

We Energies says the cause is so far undetermined. Some 477 customers are affected. Restoration time is estimated at 11 a.m.

UPDATE 11:03 a.m. — We Energies says restoration time ow under assessment. No cause being given yet. Work crews are on the scene.

UPDATE 11:29 a.m. — We Energies now estimating restoration time of 1 p.m. Cause being attributed to third party damage.

UPDATE 11:31 a.m. — Power restored. We Energies says outage caused by tree trimming.

A word from our sponsors: July 8, 2018 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

AD-bear-realty-glenda-butch-revise2Note: 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):

9948 272nd Ave, Trevor

11314 Bristol Rd, Bristol

24724 74th St, Salem

Units responding for crash in Randall

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At about 6:08 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 12700 block of Highway KD in Randall.

Per disptch: Crash involved a motorcycle and maybe another vehicle.

Salem UMC to host group for caregivers of people with mental health disorders

Does someone you care about suffer from mental health disorders, and are you the one who takes care of them? Then this group is for you; we are here to give you the Courage to Cope.

Beginning on July 18, you are invited to attend Courage to Cope at Salem United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.  There, you can join others to discuss what it is to be a caregiver of someone who has mental health disorders. We are here to lead book studies, aid discussions, be mutually supportive, and–when available–have the resource of a mental health professional.

This is hosted as an outreach of Salem United Methodist Church, but you need not have an association with any church. Salem is providing the safe space for the group to meet.

This group is for caregivers of people with mental health disorders.

Salem United Methodist Church is located at 25130 85th Street in Salem.  For more information, call the church at 262-843-2525, or email:  couragetocope@gmail.com

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