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Caution removed at Paddock-Hooker Lake Assoc. beach on Paddock Lake

A swimming caution for elevated E.coli levels at the beach at Paddock-Hooker Lake Association beach on Paddock Lake has been removed after a follow-up test showed safe levels. The re-test on Wednesday showed a result of 46 E.coli/100 mL. The State Department of Health recommends posting warnings at beaches when the test results indicate a E.coli […]

June 21, 2017 Lake test results: Caution at Paddock-Hooker Lakes Assoc. beach on Paddock Lake; others open

Weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes have one beach under a swimming caution due to high E.coli levels. Testing on Tuesday at Paddock-Hooker Lake Association beach on Paddock Lake returned a result of 961 E.coli/100 mL. The county Division of Health will re-sample at PHLA beach Wednesday. All other lakes tested this week are open. […]

Paddock Lake pursuing fish stocking for lake

Paddock Lake is pursuing a new round of fish stocking for its namesake body of water. Village administrator Tim Popanda has been communicating with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources about the stocking. While there is a lot of interest in stocking walleye in the lake, the DNR does not recommend it, Popanda said. That’s […]

June 14, 2017 Lake test results: Caution at Old Settlers beach on Paddock Lake; others open

Weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes have one beach under a swimming caution due to high E.coli levels. Testing on Tuesday at Old Settlers County Park on Paddock Lake returned a result of 260 E.coli/100 mL. The county Division of Health will re-sample at Old Settlers Wednesday. All other lakes tested this […]

June 7, 2017 lake test results: All tested beaches open

Weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes showed E.coli levels below beach warning or closure levels. Results reported Wednesday, June 7, 2017, by the Kenosha County Health Department were: Salem Lakes — Silver Lake at Silver Lake County Park, 1 E.coli/100 mL. Paddock Lake — Old Settlers Park, 41 E.coli/100 mL; North Shore Beach Association, 4 E.coli/100 […]

Salem Lakes still working on water patrol

Salem Lakes is still putting together a way to have water patrol on village lakes this summer, perhaps even before the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The Village Board received on update on that effort at a special meeting Tuesday evening at Salem Town Hall. Village administrator Patrick Casey said village staff is still working to […]

Off and on again Salem Lakes meeting on Tuesday to discuss and maybe decide Public Safety Dept. and water patrol fates

Clearly the Salem Lakes Village Board is ready to again take up the issue of the Public Safety Department and water patrol. The question — over the last few days anyway — has been when. On Sunday, the village issued notice of a special Village Board meeting to be held Monday at 7 p.m. That […]

Randall to buy new patrol boat for Powers Lake

The Randall Town Board on Thursday approved the purchase of a new water patrol boat for use on Powers Lake. The boat is expected to cost $30,805. It will be purchased from Twin Lakes Marine. The new boat will replace a fiberglass hull bass boat with a 175 horsepower engine purchased new in 2010 for […]

Salem Lakes adopts new boat launch fees

The Salem Lakes Village Board enacted new boat launch fees at its regular meeting Monday night. The action was needed because Salem Lakes predecessor municipalities — Salem and Silver Lake — each had different fees. The new fees for all launches where a fee is collected will be: Daily fees – Resident $5, non-resident $7. […]

Paddock Lake orders no wake on lake

Paddock Lake has issued a no wake order for Paddock Lake. The order is in response to higher than normal lake water levels, said village administrator Tim Popanda. Signs will be posted at entry points to the lake, Popanda said.

Salem Lakes orders no wake on village lakes

Salem Lakes village President Bruce Nopenz has ordered no wake for all village lakes. Typically such orders are made in times of high water levels due to a large amount of rain and/or snow melt. Allowing boats to continue to travel fast enough to produce a wake when lake levels are high can cause shorline […]

Salem Lakes may be back patrolling Lilly Lake in 2017

Lilly Lake might once again be patrolled by Salem Lakes Public Safety officers in 2017. The development marks the latest in an on, then off and now apparently on again water patrol relationship between Salem Lakes and Wheatland. Last summer, Wheatland contracted with Salem (now Salem Lakes) to patrol Lilly Lake. However, at the end […]

Twin Lakes Lake Commissioners approve weed treatment funds after discussion

The Twin Lakes Lake Rehabilitation District Commissioners have approved $15,000 for lake weed treatment for 2017. Some discussion about the scope and the need for treatment took place among the commissioners, who are the same individuals as the Village Board, at the commissioners meeting Monday. Before approval, Commissioner Kevin Fitzgerald raised the question of how […]

Readers photos: Deer trapped on Silver Lake ice (Updated)

(Note: This post has been edited to clarify that the deer was on top of the ice. — DH) Cory Ketterhagen shared these photos taken by Kenzi Ketterhagen of a deer trapped on ice on Silver Lake. The photos are from about 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The deer was stuck on the south end of the lake. […]

Salem doesn’t want to patrol Lilly Lake in 2017

Salem does not intend to patrol Lilly Lake in Wheatland in 2017 as it did this summer. That was the recommendation of village staff and the consensus of the Town Board as well at a Salem special board meeting Monday. This summer, Salem contracted  with Wheatland for water patrol of Lilly Lake, with Paddock Lake for water […]

Caution lifted for Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach after retest

A swimming caution placed on the Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach has been lifted Friday after a retest showed acceptable E.coli levels. The retest showed  73 E.coli/100 ml. The caution was placed on swimming at the beach after an elevated test result from a sample taken Tuesday. The State Department of Health recommends posting warnings at beaches […]

Aug. 24, 2016 lake test results: Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach on caution; all others open

The beach at the Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach on Paddock Lake in Paddock Lake will be under a swimming caution after an E.coli test this week at that location showed 830 E.coli/100 mL. The water at thePaddock Hooker Lake Association beach will be resampled. Other weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes showed E.coli levels below beach […]

Aug. 17, 2016 lake test results: Old Settlers Park beach on caution; all others open

The beach at Old Settlers County Park on Paddock Lake in Paddock Lake will be under a swimming caution after an E.coli test this week at that location showed 387 E.coli/100 mL. The water at the Old Settlers Park beach will be resampled. Other weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes showed E.coli levels below beach warning or […]

Aug. 10, 2016 lake test results: Caution posted at Silver Lake Park beach; all others open

The beach at Silver Lake County Park on Silver Lake in Salem will be posted with caution signs after an E.coli test this week at that location showed 308 E.coli/100 mL. The water at the Silver Lake Park beach will be resampled Wednesday. Other weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes showed E.coli levels below beach […]

Aug. 3, 2016 lake test results: Caution posted at Lance Park beach; all others open

The Lance Park beach on Lake Mary (Note: Lake corrected from earlier version — DH) in Twin Lakes will be posted with caution signs after an E.coli test this week at that location showed 285 E.coli/100 mL. The water at the Lance Park beach will be resampled Wednesday. Other weekly test results for some Western Kenosha […]

Swimming closure lifted for Paddock-Hooker Lake Association beach

The above map shows the location of the Paddock-Hooker Lake Association beach. A swimming closure for the Paddock-Hooker Lake Association beach on Paddock Lake has been lifted after a retest showed lower levels of E.coli. A sample taken by Kenosha County Wednesday tested at 84 E.coli/100 mL. The State Department of Health recommends posting warnings at […]

July 6, 2016 lake test results: All tested beaches open

Weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes showed E.coli levels below beach warning or closure levels. Results reported Wednesday, July 6 by the Kenosha County Health Department were: Salem — Silver Lake County Park, 84 E.coli/100 mL. Paddock Lake — Old Settlers Park, 20 E.coli/100 mL; North Shore Beach Association, 44 E.coli/100 mL; Hoag Beach, 2 E.coli/100 mL; PHLA Beach, […]

Randall increase number of water patrol officers for 2016 season

The Randall Water Patrol will have more officers on the water this summer after recent action by the Town Board. The board approved the hiring of seven new officers at its May 26 meeting. Those seven will join three officers remaining from last year’s force for a total of 10. Last year, the patrol had seven officers. The town […]

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 […]

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