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OPINION: Help keep the “silent invader” under control in Lake Mary and Lake Elizabeth

Note: The following post was submitted by the Twin Lakes Aquatic Plants Committee. — DH Lake Mary and Lake Elizabeth have a silent invader, an invasive plant which, if not kept under control, will form a dense mat across our lakes. Aquatic plants are our friends, as long as they are in moderation. They are visually pleasing and environmentally […]

Town of Salem and Wis. DNR sponsoring boater’s safety courses

Boater’s safety courses sponsored by the Town of Salem Water Patrol and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will take place: May 14 and 15. June 4 and 5. Time for both courses is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Must attend both days on your chosen weekend (not both weekends). The course will take place […]

Paddock Lake addling eggs to hold down nusiance Canada geese population

Paddock Lake has been conducting a nuisance geese egg addling project this spring. The village received a permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife agency and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to perform the activity, said village administrator Tim Popanda. As opposed to being physically moved, eggs this year were sprayed with corn oil, which prevents […]

Silver Lake approves water patrol contract with Salem

The Silver Lake Village Board on Wednesday approved contracting with Salem for water patrol of Silver Lake this summer. The contract was approved unanimously with President Bruce Nopenz absent. The cost of the service will be $35/hour with an estimated 15 hours per week for 16 weeks. An exhibit in the contract with Salem estimates a cost of […]

Salem to take on water patrol for Silver Lake, Paddock Lake and Lilly Lake

Note: Updated now with comment from Salem Supervisor Dan Campion. — DH Salem expanded its water patrol obligations beyond its own borders this summer with the approval of three contracts to patrol Silver Lake, Paddock Lake and Lilly Lake in Wheatland. Separate contracts with the village of Silver Lake, the village of Paddock Lake and Wheatland were approved […]

Boat launch fees to increase for Paddock and Hooker lakes

Above: The Paddock Lake boat launch. Boat launches fees have been increased for Hooker and Paddock lakes by action of the Paddock Lake Village Board last week. The boat launch fee has changed from $5 per day to $7 per day for both Paddock Lake and Hooker Lake. This makes the daily fee more in alignment with other […]

Salem Town Board sets universal slow no wake hours

The Salem Town Board set the same slow no wake hours for all lakes within its jurisdiction that have motorized boating. The new slow no wake hours will be sunset to 10 a.m. The measure passed 4 to 1, with Supervisor Dennis Faber voting against. Faber was not opposed to universal slow no wake, but […]

Silver Lake Protection Association fundraiser is today

The Silver Lake Protection Association is hosting a fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 26 starting at 4 p.m. at the The Marina in Silver Lake. The money raised by the silent auction and donations will be used to help defend the lake against Eurosian water milfoil and other invasive weeds. The Marina is located at 28836 Silver Lake Road (Highway F), […]

Paddock Lake names new weed harvester for lake district pioneer Tom Arnison

Paddock Lake has named its new aquatic weed harvester for Tom Arnison, the driving force behind the creation of the Paddock Lake Rehabilitation District in 1986. Arnison died in 2013. The new harvester, to be known as the P.S. (Paddle Ship) Arnison, was dedicated in a ceremony Wednesday night at the Paddock Hooker Lake Association […]

Lilly Lake Beach to remain closed to swimming over weekend

More test results with elevated E.coli levels will keep Lilly Lake Beach closed through the weekend, Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler said Friday. The beach was first closed for swimming on Tuesday, when a test taken Monday was returned with a result of 2,419 E.coli/100mL. Subsequent test results were: Aug. 25 — 1,120 E.coli/100mL. Aug. 26 — 2,419 […]

Lilly Lake Beach still closed Wed.

Lilly Lake Beach will remain closed Wednesday after a re-rest still showed elevated levels of E.coli, Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler reports. Test results however are heading in the right direction. Tuesday’s re-test showed 1,120 E.coli/100mL, less than half of Monday’s result. A result of 1,000 E.coli/100mL or higher prompts a beach closure. A reading of 300 to 999 E.coli/100mL prompts […]

All Paddock Lake beaches open again for swimming

All beaches on Paddock Lake are again open for swimming Tuesday after results from tests taken Monday showed safe E.coli levels. The latest reading at the last closed beach, the Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach on the south side of the lake, was 17 E.coli/100 mL. A reading of 300 E.coli/100 mL prompts a swimming advisory and a […]

Lilly Lake Beach closed due to water test results

Lilly Lake Beach has been closed after a regular test showed elevated levels of E.coli bacteria, said Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler A water test from Monday showed  2,419 E.coli/100mL. A reading above 1,000 E.coli/100mL results in a beach closure. The water will be tested daily until it shows a safe reading.

Twin Lakes changes slow no wake procedure in split vote

The Twin Lakes Village Board, in a rare bout of dissension and a split vote, on Monday approved a change to how slow no wake level is determined for Lakes Mary and Elizabeth. The board approved a new procedure in which when the electronic lake level measuring device in the channel between the lakes reads 794.7, the level at the spillway […]

Slow no wake procedure change spurs big discussion for Twin Lakes

A proposed change in how slow no wake conditions would be declared on Lakes Mary or Elizabeth in Twin Lakes prompted lengthy discussion by the Twin Lakes Village Board Monday. The Lake District Steering Council has proposed a change in how the lakes are measured in deciding when to declare slow no wake conditions. The current official method […]

Silver Lake Village Board discusses water patrol situation

Discussion of water patrol on Silver Lake dominated the Silver Lake Village Board committee of the whole meeting Wednesday. The village dissolved its police department in June, but intended to keep a force to patrol Silver Lake, as it has done since 1983. Shoreline around the lake lies both in the village and in Salem. But with […]

Swimming warning posted at DeWitt Beach in Silver Lake

A warning for elevated e-coli bacteria has been posted at DeWitt Beach in Silver Lake due to testing results received Friday, Trustee Roger Johnson said. This notice is required by the Department of Natural Resources. Swimming is at your own risk at this time until a passable test result is received. UPDATE — Warning was lifted […]

Twin Lakes Police Water Patrol to participate in Operation Dry Water

The Twin Lakes Police Water Patrol will be participating in the Operation Dry Water crackdown on boating under the influence. From a media release from the department: As the summer recreational boating season gets into full swing, Twin Lakes Police Water Patrol is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on boating under the influence. The […]

Lilly Lake boat launch open again after re-construction

The reconstruction of the public boat launch on Lilly Lake is complete and the launch open for use again. The launch was closed since May 16 when work began. Worked ended right on schedule. Wheatland received 50 percent funding for the project from a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Recreational Boating Facilities Grant. The Town Board […]

State passes new panfish rules for Paddock Lake

A proposal to boost panfish populations on roughly 100 lakes statewide — including Paddock Lake —  gained approval last week from the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board. Three fish initiatives by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources were part of a larger fisheries rules package developed with extensive public input and modified to address the feedback received. The […]

Work on new Lilly Lake boat launch to begin May 16

View Larger Map A Google Streetview of the existing Lilly Lake boat launch. The public boat launch located on Lilly Lake Road will be closed starting May 16 for re-construction. This will be for a ” completely new boat launch – bigger and better,” said Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler. The work is expected to take about […]

Paddock Lake on state list of lakes to improve panfish populations

Paddock Lake is one of 100 lakes statewide targeted for measures to pump up panfish populations that will be put before attendees at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Spring Fish and Wildlife Public Hearing on April 13. A Wisconsin Conservation Congress annual meeting will take place Monday starting at 7 p.m. at the Bristol School gym, 20121 […]

Units responding to Rock Lake for water call

At about 1:05 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Kenosha County Dive Team units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to Rock Lake for a water call. Per dispatch: An ice fisherman has been reported to be struggling on the lake. Report called in by a bystander. UPDATE 1:12 p.m. — Dive Team being held at […]

Lake Shangri-la’s 46th Annual Ice Fishing Derby coverage (PHOTOS)

Note: The organizers of this event have advertised it with westofthei.com — DH. Lake Shangri-la’s 46th Annual Ice Fishing Derby — “the biggest little fishing derby in the world” — got under way today. The event continues Sunday. More information is available here. Following are some more photos from the today’s activities:

County to host youth ice fishing derby at KD Park on Jan. 17

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and Kenosha County Parks invite all youth age 16 and younger to participate in the 3rd Annual Youth Ice Fishing Derby at the KD Park on Saturday, Jan. 17, from 7 a.m. until noon. KD Park is located at 8530 352nd Ave. (Highway KD). Registration is $2 at the event. Cash […]

New boat launch on Lilly Lake takes step forward

View Larger Map The construction of a new boat launch at Lilly Lake took a step forward last week when the Wheatland Town Board accepted a bid for the project. Corporate Contractors submitted the lowest bid of $108,000, which was accepted by the Town Board by unanimous vote on Nov. 3. The figure includes engineering cost. The Town Board in September […]

Back to the drawing board for Lilly Lake boat launch project

View Larger Map A process that could result in a new public boat launch at Lilly Lake is going back to the drawing board. The Wheatland Town Board on Monday rejected two bids for the project after learning that the state Department of  Natural Resources preferred a different construction. The town had applied for a DNR […]

Boats crash on Lake Elizabeth

There were no serious injuries resulting from a boat crash on Lake Elizabeth in Twin Lakes this evening. From a  media release from Twin Lakes Police Chief Dale Racer: On Sunday, August 31, 2014 at approximately 5:00PM, two motor boats traveling at medium speeds on the northeast end of Lake Elizabeth collided causing one of […]

Twin Lakes removes seaplane landing ban for Lakes Mary and Elizabeth

Seaplane pilots will be able to land their planes on Lake Elizabeth anytime conditions are right and on Lake Mary with a permit after action by the Twin Lakes Village Board earlier this week. The board passed a revised ordinance on seaplanes and other lake activities at Monday’s Village Board meeting. The ordinance passed unanimously, […]

Beach advisory issued for Lilly Lake beach

A beach advisory has been posted at Lilly Lake Beach, Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler has announced. The test from Aug. 11, measured 411 cfu/100mls. A test of greater than 235 and less than 1,000 results in a beach advisory. Results higher than 1,000 cfu/100mls close the beach. Burlington Water Pollution Control Facility tests the water. The […]

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