Posts under ‘Rock Lake’

Soggy, but tasty Dairy Breakfast

  The brave souls who meandered through muddy fields to attend the annual Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast at Uhlenhake’s Land Locked Acres were not disappointed. A steady downpour dampened the number of attendees, but not the spirit of those who enjoyed a fresh breakfast of scrambled eggs, pancakes, muffins, bread and butter, yogurt, milk and […]

DNR intends to issue permit for Rock Lake plant harvesting

A permit for harvesting aquatic plants on Rock Lake is expected to be issued soon for the next year, a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources representative said at a DNR-sponsored informational meeting at Salem Town Hall. Craig Helker, water resources biologist  with the DNR, said the conditions of the permit will likely be similar to […]

DNR to host meeting on Rock Lake plant control

A Department of Natural Resource sponsored public informational meeting regarding aquatic plant management on Rock Lake will be held at the Salem Town Hall on May 30, at 8 pm, Craig Helker, water resources biologist with the Wis. DNR has announced. Those who have questions or would like to learn more are invited to attend. […]

Rock Lake associations clash again over latest weed harvesting plan

The two separate associations affiliated with Rock Lake are again clashing over weed harvesting. Membership of  the Rock Lake Restoration Association have favored some weed cutting to open up a navigable channel to open water in the center of the lake. Rock Lake Highlands Association members oppose weed harvesting on the lake. Both sides were represented at […]

Units responding to report of garage fire in Rock Lake

At 7:40 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in the 12000 block of 256th Avenue in the Rock Lake neighborhood of Salem. A detached garage is on fire with flames showing, dispatch reports. UPDATE 7:44 p.m. — Scene reportedly in the 12100 block of 257th Avenue. UPDATE 7:45 […]

Salem to try again on Rock Lake ordinance

The Salem Town Board has passed another attempt at limiting the type sof motors that can be used on watercraft on Rock Lake. In August, the board originally passed an ordinance limiting motor use on Rock Lake to electric motors only, except for some very specific exceptions. But that ordinance was rejected by the state Department […]

Salem passes electric motors only ordinance for Rock Lake

The Salem Town Board adopted an ordinance Monday designating Rock Lake as electric motor use only, except in a few specified exceptions. The board voted unanimously for the ordinance. It was extensively discussed last month and agreed upon in concept then. However there was a last minute change suggested by Supervisor Dennis Faber. He suggested that shore preservation operations be […]

Salem agrees to designate Rock Lake for electric motors only

The Salem Town Board agreed to draft an ordinance designating the use of electric motors only on Rock Lake. The designation was requested by the Rock Lake Highlands Association. The lake has long had signs at access points that say only electric motors can be used on the lake. But the restriction has never been […]

Rock Lake groups agree to better communication

Two different groups, each with a stake in the future of Rock Lake in southern Salem, met Monday at Town Hall to discuss the issues between them. People aligned with the Rock Lake Highlands Association sat on one side of the room and those affiliated with the Rock Lake Restoration Association sat on the other. There were some moments […]

Residents of Rock Lake upset over dirty aquatic weed harvester

Rock Lake Residents were shocked to see a weed-harvesting machine apparently covered with zebra mussels operating on their quiet waters, Saturday morning. Some residents encourage weed removal to clear the path for swimmers and boaters. However, others feel it is damaging the water’s ecosystem by leaking petroleum in the water and removing too many weeds, […]

Units responding to crash in Rock Lake

At 1:50 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a crash in the 12300 block of Rock Lake Road. Dispatch reports that there are injuries. View Larger Map

Mailboxes vandalized in Rock Lake area

Several residents of the Rock Lake area reported damage to their mailboxes that apparently took place Sunday night or early Monday morning. A spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department said the incidents appear to be isolated to that area. At least five incidents were reported to the Sheriff’s Department Monday, according to department reports. The reports […]

Units responding to report of crash

At about 2:10 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 12200 block of Rock Lake Road, Rock Lake. View Larger Map

Eagle Scout candidate and Troop 328 helpers clean up Runyard Park

Jacob Herreid and Salem’s Boy Scout Troop 328 spent three  hours Saturday cleaning up brush at Runyard’s Park, located on Rock Lake Road in Trevor. This was the first phase of Herreid’s Boy Scout Eagle Project to help the park become handicap accessible. The morning began with Jacob delegating jobs to his fellow Scouts to […]

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