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Salem extends agreement with Western Kenosha County Historical Society for five years

The Google Streetview image above shows the Western Kenosha County Historical Society complex in Miller Park in Trevor. The Salem Town Board on Monday extended for five years an agreement with the Western Kenosha County Historical Society that allows that group to use a town park as its headquarters. The society has two historical buildings in […]

Twin Lakes woman faces homicide charge in connection with Salem heroin death

A Twin Lakes woman faces a charge of reckless homicide in connection with the heroin overdose death of a Salem man this summer. Elizabeth M. Cooper, 30, faces a charge of  first degree reckless homicide/delivery of drugs. She also has been charged with felony possession of narcotic drugs (heroin) and a misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia. […]

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 […]

Units responding to crash along state line

At about 5 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash along the state line. Per transmissions from the scene, a van has been found along the side of the road rolled over, but there is no driver present. UPDATE 5:06 p.m. — Fire personnel and deputies are […]

Local fire department responding to Ill. for mutual aid

At about 12:38 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue is responding for mutual aid to the Gurnee Fire Department. Per dispatch: Gurnee is fighting a grass fire in the 800 block of Almond. Salem F/R is being asked to respond with an ambulance.

Units responding to crash along Brighton-Salem border

At about 1:26 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highways B and K along the Brighton-Salem border. UPDATE 1:32 p.m. — Fire unit arriving at scene reports minor damage to involved vehicles.

Units responding for crash along Brighton-Salem border

At about 12:04 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways K and B along the Brighton-Salem border. Crash involves a car and a truck. A vehicle may be rolled over.

Salem library board proposal received well by key Paddock Lake officials

The latest nine-member Community Library board proposed by Salem has the unofficial approval of two key Paddock Lake officials. Paddock Lake Trustee Kathy Christenson and Paddock Lake village President Terry Burns said Tuesday they could support Salem’s proposal for a nine-member board with Salem having four members, but giving up one seat to the school representative. Twin Lakes would […]

Salem proposes change to 9 member library board plan

The Salem Town Board has proposed yet another configuration of the the Community Library Board. This one will have nine members, including one member representing local high school districts. Salem would have four members, but give up one seat to the school representative. Twin Lakes would have two members and Silver Lake, Paddock Lake and Randall […]

Salem postpones decision on traffic enforcement by town; wants to talk to sheriff

The Salem Town Board on Monday agreed to table for 30 days a decision on the role of the town’s public safety department in traffic law enforcement. During that time, the town will seek to talk to Sheriff David Beth about how his department could handle traffic and maybe even ordinance enforcement in the town for […]

UPDATE: Victim in Salem explosion still hospitalized

The man injured in the explosion of a personal water craft in Salem on Saturday is still hospitalized Monday, a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman said. Michael Przlomski, 52, was injured in the incident, which took place in the driveway of his home in the 24800 block of 82nd Street. Town of Salem Fire/Rescue personnel […]

Salem responding for explosion

At about 8:55 a.m., Saturday, Town of Salem Fire/Rescue responded to 24800 block of 82nd St for an explosion. They found an exploded jet ski and one patient.  The patient was transported to the hospital. Pieces of the jet ski were blown all the way across the street. Salem and Kenosha Sheriff’s Department are investigating.

Paddock Lake looking to bring closure to Community Library issue

A Paddock Lake village trustee is proposing a two-pronged approach to bring a conclusion to the ongoing Community Library Board make-up issue. At a committee of the whole meeting Wednesday, Trustee Kathy Christenson proposed asking Salem to approve a 10-member governing board, which Paddock Lake favors, or submit a 9-member proposal to Paddock Lake. Paddock […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 12:48 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a crash in the 23300 block of Highway 50 in Salem. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. At least one injury being reported.

Salem withdraws from traffic patrol grant program

The Salem Town Board in a split vote at Monday’s regular board meeting withdrew from a state grant program targeting the enforcement of speed and seat belt laws. Supervisors Ted Kmiec, Dan Campion and Mike Culat voted to withdraw; Chairman Diann Tesar and Supervisor Dennis Faber voted against withdrawing. The WISE grant raised questions from the board in June, […]

Salem responds for fire alarm

Town of Salem Fire and Rescue responding for a fire alarm at Benet Lake 5:07 pm. Confirmed false alarm 5:12 pm.

Salem and Silver Lake approve merger agreement

The Salem Town Board and the Silver Lake Village Board on Wednesday both adopted a cooperative plan that will ultimately result in the two municipalities becoming a single village. Both boards’ votes — made at separate, simultaneous  meetings — were unanimous. No public comment was on the agenda of either meeting. But the outcome of the […]

Merged Silver Lake/Salem village to be named Salem Lakes

The name of the new village created by the merger of Salem and Silver Lake will be Salem Lakes. That was perhaps the most anticipated news from the release on Monday of the latest draft of the cooperative plan that if approved locally and passes state review will make the two municipalities one as of Feb. […]

Opinions on library board make-up still differ between Paddock Lake and Salem

Despite a looming deadline for holding back state funding, there still is not a consensus opinion on how to move forward with the make-up of the Community Library. The issue comes down to differing opinions of Paddock Lake and Salem officials. Officials from the other three Community Library member municipalities — Twin Lakes, Randall and […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 2:06 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a crash in the 28000 block of Silver Lake Road in Salem.

Salem Public Safety Officer Michael Ventura memorial coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

A memorial service for Salem Public Safety Officer Michael Ventura was held at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha Wednesday morning. Ventura died as the result of a traffic crash while on duty on Highway 50 in Salem Friday evening. The service was held in the Madrigrano Auditorium at the college, where Ventura just completed the police academy in […]

Salem Public Safety Chief praises Ventura as good officer and asks public for time for grieving and investigation

Salem Public Safety Department Chief David Shortess, at a press conference Monday, praised Officer Michael Ventura, who died in a crash on Highway 50 in Salem while on duty Friday, as a good officer that he had confidence in. Shortess also asked the public to give the department and Ventura’s family time to grieve and for […]

Name of Salem officer killed in crash released

The name of the Salem Public Safety officer who died in a crash on Highway 50 Friday evening has been released. Officer Michael Ventura died in the single vehicle crash, said a media release from the Town of Salem. The release offered no information about how the crash occurred, saying the incident was “under investigation […]

Salem Public Safety officer dies in crash

A Salem Public Safety officer died in a crash on Highway 50 in Salem Friday evening, Kenosha-based public radio station WGTD is reporting. The officer’s name was not released. Here is the full WGTD story. The crash scene a little east of Highway B snarled traffic for hours afterwards. At its height, westbound traffic on […]

Crash in Salem

At 6:28 p.m., Heather Deegen reports Salem Fire/Rescue is on the scene of a crash at Highways AH and 83 in Salem. From a photo of the scene it appears at least two vehicles are invovled.

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, […]

Public hearing is Wednesday on Salem/Silver Lake cooperative plan

If you have an opinion on the proposed Salem/Silver Lake cooperative plan designed to result in a merger of the two municipalities, then Wednesday is your opportunity to be heard on the record. Salem and Silver Lake will host a joint public hearing on Wednesday, July 6, at 7 p.m. at the Salem Town Hall, 9814 Antioch Road, Salem. […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At 10:24 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a crash in the 28400 block of Silver Lake Road in Salem. Per dispatch: Single motorcyclist down. UPDATE 10:47 p.m. — Deputy requests tow for motorcycle.

Salem Town Board questions Public Safety Department traffic initiative

A traffic patrol initiative, driven by a grant, that has increased patrol by Salem Public Safety officers on Highway 50 drew questions from the Salem Town Board at Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting. Board members were upset that they had not been told of the grant program and that plans were to increase traffic […]

Coverage of Salem merger informational forum #1

Over 50 people turned out for the first of two informational forums on the proposed Salem-Silver Lake merger Thursday. Those in attendance heard a presentation on the process and were able to ask questions and make statements. Only one person who spoke seemed hostile to the plan. She contended that Salem becoming part of a village […]

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