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Salem plans last Town Board meeting activities

The Salem Town Board is planning to mark its last meeting on Feb. 13 with refreshments afterwards. The board at a special meeting on Monday discussed how to mark the last meeting in the town’s 174-year history. On Feb. 14, Salem’s merger with Silver Lake as the new village of Salem Lakes will become official. […]

Silver Lake appoints Police and Fire Commission members

The Silver Lake Village Board took yet another step brought about by its upcoming merger with the town of Salem with the creation of a Police and Fire Commission. Such a commission is required by state staute for Wisconsin villages with a population of over 5,500. The population of the new combined village of Salem […]

Salem tables action on Boy Scout Camp zipline tower and bunkhouse request

Salem Town Board members tabled action on a recommendation to the County Board regarding a Boy Scout camp seeking to add a zipline and climbing tower and two bunkhouses to the facility. Camp Sol R. Crown is located at 11651 304th Avenue in Wilmot (south of Highway 50 and east of Highway B-South). The tabling came […]

Units responding to accident in Salem

At about 6:03 p.m. – Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to an accident in the 8600 block of Hwy SA. Per dispatch car has hit a tree. 6:12 p.m. – Salem is responding with an engine to the landing zone at Salem Grade School for Flight for Life.

Silver Lake may pay off debt and set aside reserves for projects to be done after merger

The Silver Lake Village Board is contemplating designating reserves for some Silver Lake centered projects after its merger with Salem. Salem/Silver Lake administrator Patrick Casey has informed the board that a review of the village’s existing eight bank accounts showed there was about $2.2 million that could be used for this purpose. The Village Board […]

Spring Election 2017: Salem Lakes to have contests for trustee and president

The new village of Salem Lakes will see all its municipal seats with contests in the spring election, the first for the new village that will be the result of a merger of the village of Silver Lake and the town of Salem. Technically the seats to be filled are the ones that would have […]

Units responding for investigation in Salem

At about 10:30 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding for an investigation in the 23200 block of 82nd Street in Salem. Per dispatch: Homeowner reporting slight smell of natural gas. Occupants have evacuated. Dispatch contacting utility company. UPDATE 11:10 a.m. — Utility crew on the scene and fire units returning to quarters.

Units responding to crash in Salem

At about 10:10 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the 26400 block of 85th Street (Highway F) in Salem (near Silver Lake County Park). Per dispatch: A single vehicle has struck a tree. An occupant may be pinned in the vehicle. UPDATE 10:15 a.m. — Town […]

Silver Lake Village Board OKs memo regarding clerks and election work

The Silver Lake Village Board has approved an agreement with Salem that should bring some additional election expertise into the village government in time for the historic first voting for offices in the new village of Salem Lakes. The Village Board last Wednesday unanimously approved a memo of understanding between the village and Salem and […]

UPDATE: Identity of person who died in Tuesday crash released

The identity of the person who died in a crash on Highway SA Tuesday afternoon has been released by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. Irmalicia Trevino, 20, of Paddock Lake was pronounced dead at the scene, said a KCSD media release. From the media release (some edits made): On December 20, 2016 at 2:38 PM, […]

Silver Lake to discuss resignation of trustee

The agenda for Silver Lake’s Village Board meeting on Wednesday includes an item to discuss the resignation of a trustee. A lengthy agenda includes the following: “Discussion and possible action on the resignation of Trustee Dan Withers.” An email message sent last week to Withers about his status on the Village Board was not answered. […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 1:09 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a crash in the 8700 block of Fox River Road in Salem. Per dispatch: Caller says vehicle is off the road. There are reportedly no injuries.

Units responding for fire in Salem

At about 4:07 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a fire in the 8200 block of Antioch Road in Salem. Per dispatch: Vehicle fully engulfed in flames in a parking lot has been reported. UPDATE 4:13 p.m. — Salem F/R command requests northbound Antioch Road be […]

Santa Comes to Salem 2016 coverage (PHOTOS)

Santa came to Salem to visit youngsters at Town Hall Saturday. Besides chatting with Santa and maybe having their photo taken, youngsters also could make a variety of crafts, color, make reindeer food and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. Town of Salem Fire/Rescue also was giving rides on a fire truck. Raffle tickets with proceeds […]

Silver Lake considers ordinances to change name and absorb Salem

The Silver Lake Village Board on Wednesday considered two more items on the road to its planned merger with the town of Salem. The Village Board had first readings of an ordinance that will change the name of the village to Salem Lakes and an ordinance attaching all of the current town of Salem to the village. Both […]

Santa comes to Salem is Dec. 10

Santa is coming to Salem on Dec. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Salem Town Hall. The event will include pictures with Santa (bring your own camera), children’s crafts, coloring contest and refreshments. The event also will be a Toys for  Tots collection point. Salem Town Hall is located at 9814 Antioch Road, Salem.

Units responding for report of fire in Salem

At about 6:07 p.m. Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a possible fire in the 8100 block of 235th Avenue in Salem. Per dispatch: A possible fire that can be seen inside a window of a home reported. UPDATE about 6:09 p.m. […]

Here’s how to run for Salem Lakes village offices in April

Those looking to run for office in April in the new combined village of Salem Lakes will have some special procedures to follow. The cooperative plan calling for a merger of Salem and Silver Lake into the new village of Salem Lakes recently was approved by the state Department of Administration. When the merger takes […]

UPDATE: Man dies from injuries in Monday crash in Salem

The man who sustained serious injuries as the result of a crash on Highway K in Salem on Monday has died. Cody L. Grinus, 18, of Kenosha, was transported by ambulance to  St. Catherine’s Hospital in Pleasant Prairie where he later died, said a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department media release. The other occupant of the vehicle, Cody […]

Salem-Silver Lake merger plan approved by state

Salem and Silver Lake’s cooperative plan designed to result in a merged village government has been approved by the Wisconsin Department of Administration. The state issued the approval Monday. Salem received notification of the decision Monday afternoon, said Patrick Casey, administrator for Salem and Silver Lake. A letter (given to westofthei.com by Casey) from Dawn Vick, […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 12:24 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 22100 block of Highway K in Salem. Per dispatch: Vehicle is rolled over. UPDATE 12:25 p.m. — Second ambulance dispatched from Salem F/R. UPDATE 12:26 p.m. — Salem F/R requests mutual aid for […]

Salem passes 2017 tax levy with 1.69% increase

The Salem Town Board Monday passed a property tax levy with a 1.69 percent increase. The levy in 2016 was $3,797,670 while the approved 2017 levy will be $3,861,700. That’s an increase of $64,030  — $10,518 for the library (an amount the town does not control but levies for), $53,504 for the general fund and […]

Units responding to crash in Salem

At about 6:30 a.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 8800 block of Fox River Road in Salem. Per dispatch: A single vehicle crash reported. Utility pole also involved. UPDATE about 6:40 a.m. — Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units now responding. UPDATE — No patients transported by ambulance from […]

Units responding to crash along Bristol-Salem border

At about 11:50 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 21700 block of Highway C, along the Bristol-Salem border. Per dispatch: Caller reporting a single SUV off the road. May have struck a pole. UPDATE 11:51 a.m. — Deputy on scene reports one […]

Silver Lake creates public safety department, takes other pre-merger steps

The Silver Lake Village Board on Wednesday acted on several steps designed to smooth the anticipated merger with Salem in becoming the new village of Salem Lakes. The board unanimously created a fire and rescue department, adopted a new ward plan, set compensation for elected officials and created a police and fire commission. But the […]

Ground broken for first business in Salem Business Park

Salem Business Park welcomed its first tenant Thursday with a ceremony that included representatives from Salem and Kenosha County, Kenosha Area Business Alliance, Milwaukee 7 and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. Vonco Products, a packaging company, based in Lake Villa will occupy 10 acres of the 66 usable acres of the business park. Wetlands occupy the […]

2016 trick or treat hours set

Local municipalities have set official trick or treating hours for the 2016 Halloween celebration. First up this year is Wheatland, which set its official hours as 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30. Most municipalities that set hours chose from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 as the official trick or treat hours. This includes Bristol, Salem, […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 2:52 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a crash in the 27100 block of 85th Street (Highway F) in Salem. Per dispatch: Vehicle may be rolled over. This location is in the area of the S-curves near Silver Lake County Park. UPDATE 2:59 p.m. […]

2016 Salem Pumpkindaze coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The Town of Salem’s fifth annual Pumpkindaze festival took place Saturday at the Highway/Fire Building off Highway C in Trevor. The vent featured a craft a vendor sale, food vendors, Kenosha COunty Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad demos where they exploded pumpkins, a talent show for children and all kinds of kid activities. The evening into […]

Salem Pumpkindaze 2016 is Oct. 22

Salem Pumpkindaze 2016 will take place Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Salem Highway/Fire Building, 11252 254th Court, Trevor. The event includes a variety of family fun activities including: Salem has Talent! — Talent show for children 16 years and younger. Starts at 1 p.m., pre-registration required. Craft/vendor fair — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Photo booth […]

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