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Dead carp in Paddock Lake from bow angling, says village

A recent increase in the number of dead carp seen in and around the waters of Paddock Lake is due to the fish being legally shot with bow and arrow, not an environmental problem with the lake, village officials say. Recently, there have been confirmed incidents of large numbers of dead carp, said village administrator […]

Silver Lake County Park beach still on caution; PHLA and Center Lake clear

Silver Lake County Park beach on Silver Lake is still at a caution and Paddock Hooker Lake Association and Center Lake are now safe for swimming after resampling on Wednesday reported on Thursday. The results were: Silver Lake: 308 E.coli/100 mL PHLA: 42 E.coli/100 mL Center Lake: 106 E.coli/100 mL Silver Lake County Park beach […]

Aug. 16, 2017 lake test results: Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach closed; Silver Lake County Park beach and Center Lake under caution

The Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach on Paddock Lake is closed to swimming and the beaches at Silver Lake County Park on Silver Lake and Center Lake are under swimming cautions 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 […]

Powers Lake under swimming advisory

Powers Lake has been placed under a swimming advisory after testing there showed elevated E.coli levels. A water sample taken Monday showed 345 E.coli/100 mL, said Randall Supervisor Mark Halvey. Signs announcing the advisory will be posted. Levels above 235 E.coli/100 mL prompt a swimming caution. A beach is closed to swimming when test results exceed 1,000 E.coli/100ml. […]

Slow no wake order now lifted for all lakes in Salem Lakes

The last slow no wake order in effect in Salem Lakes has now been lifted, the village announced Sunday. Slow no wake was lifted Sunday from Camp Lake, the last lake still under such an order, an announcement circulated by village Clerk Cindi Dulaney said. All Salem Lakes lakes were put under slow no wake […]

Aug. 2, 2017 lake test results: Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach and DeWitt Park beach closed

The Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach on Paddock Lake and DeWitt Park beach on Silver Lake have been closed to swimming after test results from Tuesday showed elevated E.coli levels there. Beaches are closed to swimming for a test result of more than 1,000 E.coli/100 mL. Tuesday’s result at PHLA beach was 1046 E.coli/100 mL. Tuesday’s result […]

July 27, 2017 Lake George beach test results: Both beaches open

The two beaches on Lake George in Bristol tested this week showed water E.coli levels below the caution and closure levels. Below are the test results for samples taken July 25, 2017: Lake George (101 st ) – 135 E.coli/100 mL Lake George (South) – 57 E.coli/100 mL The testing was performed by the Kenosha […]

Slow no wake lifted for Paddock Lake

The slow no wake order for Paddock Lake has been lifted, village administrator Tim Popanda announced Tuesday morning. The most recent measurement was 794.51, about two inches below the slow no wake level, Popanda said. The lake has been under a slow no wake order, during which boat traffic must travel slow enough to not create […]

Local lakes remain under slow no wake orders

Western Kenosha County lakes that were under slow no wake orders last weekend due to heavy rain are still under slow no wake. We checked with local municipalities  and slow no wake orders for the following are still in effect: Lakes Mary and Elizabeth in Twin Lakes. Paddock Lake. Lilly Lake in Wheatland. Powers Lake […]

Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach to remain closed through weekend

The Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach on Paddock Lake will remain closed through the weekend after follow-up testing Wednesday again showed elevated E.coli levels. The latest reading at the PHLA beach was 2,419 E.coli/100 mL. A reading of over 1,000 E.coli/100 mL triggers a closure for swimming at the tested beach. The closure will remain in effect […]

Slow no wake declared for Paddock Lake

Slow no wake has been declared for Paddock Lake, due to high water from recent heavy rains. The order is in effect until further notice. Under slow no wake conditions, boat traffic is allowed, but speed must be kept to a level slow enough to not create a wake.

Slow no wake issued for Salem Lakes lakes

Lakes in Salem Lakes are now under a slow no wake order, village President Diann Tesar announced at a special Village Board meeting Wednesday evening. The order means boat traffic on village lakes must be slow enough to not produce a wake. With the amount of rain the area has experienced over the last couple […]

July 6, 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 Thursday, July 6, 2017, by the Kenosha County Health Department were: Salem Lakes — Silver Lake at Silver Lake County Park, 36 E.coli/100 mL. Paddock Lake — Old Settlers Park, 29 E.coli/100 mL; North Shore Beach Association, 38 E.coli/100 […]

June 28, 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 Tuesday, June 27 by Randall were: Randall – Powers Lake 31 E.coli/100 mL Results reported Wednesday, June 28, 2017, by the Kenosha County Health Department were: Salem Lakes — Silver Lake at Silver Lake County Park, 3 E.coli/100 mL. Paddock Lake — […]

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 […]

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