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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 […]

iAug. 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 […]

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 […]

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