Salem electors at Tuesday spring electors meeting voted overwhelmingly to form a committee to explore incorporation of the town as a village. The motion to form the committee was made by Kyle Christensen. There was some discussion about who should be on the committee, but Christensen said he would be in favor of a mix of […]
Salem town electors authorized the Salem Town Board to give $10,000 to The Sharing Center food pantry and resource center, located in Trevor. The nearly unanimous vote took place at Tuesday’s annual spring electors meeting. Last year, electors authorized the board to give $5,000 to the center. This year, Tim Squier of Trevor moved to […]
The Salem Town Board was willing to give further consideration to a citizen request that a town system of approved ATV routes be established. Melva Stockwell spoke about the issue at Monday’s regular Town Board meeting. Though she called herself more of a participant in “quiet sports” like bicycling, Stockwell said others in town are […]
The pavilion at Salem Community Park was packed as people gathered for the Salem Annual Easter Egg Hunt in the pouring rain. The Easter Bunny was at the back, posing for photos. Kids picked up thousands of eggs around playground equipment and the ball diamonds. Each age group had 8 golden eggs with a selection […]
Neither hail nor pouring rain nor thunder nor wet grass kept these intrepid egg collectors from the swift completion of the hunt. The Westosha- iwanis Egg Hunt took place at its scheduled time and place in spite of the weather. The Salem fire engine horn was sounded and they were off, the field looking colorful […]
A boater’s safety course sponsored by the Salem Water Patrol and the state Department of Natural Resources will be held May 24 and 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Town of Salem Fire/Rescue-Trevor Station, 11252 254th Court (off of Highway C). This class will teach you the basics of boating, boating laws and regulations […]
At about 2:08 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to the 6400 block of 288th Avenue in Salem. Per dispatch: Controlled burn at this location has gotten out of hand. UPDATE 3:50 p.m. — All fire units clearing the scene and returning to quarters except those dispatched to […]
At about 5:13 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a field fire in the 27400 block of 60th Street (Highway K) along the Salem/Brighton border. Per dispatch: The area is a 75-by-25-foot area, not near a residence. UPDATE 5:19 p.m. — First fire units on […]
At about 11:05 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake units are responding to a report of burning in the 7200 block of 288th beign in salem.
At 5:04 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a crash at Highways C and 83 in Salem. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved, both in the intersection. Air bags deployed. Firefighter on scene reports no injuries at this time. UPDATE 5:11 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on scene reports vehicles have minor damage.
Salem Post Office had a little gathering Monday to say goodbye to Postmaster Mary Yambor. There was lots of food, and people came in to say “hi” in the cozy quarters. She received some flowers, a plant, and other cards and gifts. She wore the same outfit she was originally sworn in back in 1997. […]
At 8:44 p.m., early incomplete results in the Salem town supervisor race show the incumbents leading. The two candidates with the most votes will win. With 2 of 2 polls reporting incomplete results: Dennis Faber (incumbent) 196. Mike Culat (incumbent) 184. Amee Janus 129. UPDATE 9:05 p.m. — New numbers, but same finishing order: Faber […]
Salem will be hosting its Annual Easter Egg Hunt event on Saturday, April 12, starting at 10:30 a.m.at Salem Community Park, 9410 256th Avenue. The egg hunt starts at 11 a.m. Bring your own basket. Bring a camera too for photos with the Easter Bunny This event is for children ages 2 through 10. Call 843-2313 […]
At about 11 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a sounding carbon monoxide alarm in the 22100 block of 85th Place in Salem.
The Kenosha Off-road Bicycling Association and the 75th Street Inn are hosting a fund-raiser to aid in the development of the Silver Lake Mountain Bike Trails. The Burger & Beer Bash will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the 75th Street Inn, 26229 75th St., Salem. For $20, adults can get […]
“We Met Him,” a theatrical presentation by the women of the church, will be presented at Salem United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 5 at 7 p.m. In this drama, the female believers share what Jesus meant to them and how He changed their lives through short monologues based on what is recorded in the […]
Note: westofthei.com will be posting questionnaire responses from contested local village and town board, Western Kenosha County county supervisor and some school board candidates over the next week. All candidates in a given race were asked the same questions. Their responses are printed as received. — DH Salem town supervisor Mike Culat, age 61. Has […]
At about 2:45 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a pub in the 8400 block of Antioch Road in Salem for a medical call. Per dispatch: A person there appears to be a having a seizure.
A local Boy Scout creating a favorable habitat for migrating monarch butterflies as an Eagle project received the endorsement of the Salem Town Board Monday evening. Evan Kirsch said he would like to convert about an acre in the passive area of Salem’s Community Park along 256th Avenue for the butterfly garden. The idea was […]
Seeking a unified position with other municipalities on where a proposed 138-kilowatt transmission line should go through Western Kenosha County was suggested by members of the Salem Town Board at a committee of the whole meeting Monday night. Specifically, board members instructed town administrator Patrick Casey to set up a meeting with representatives of Paddock Lake […]
If you are a fan of Salem’s Pumpkindaze community event, there may be some more good news for you coming. Supervisor Michael Culat said at Monday’s meeting that he would like to work toward the town organizing a winter community event. “It’s just one more thing that could make this town a fun place to […]
American Transmission Company, the firm seeking to construct new and upgraded electrical transmission equipment from Salem to Lake Geneva, is gathering public opinion at open houses this week. The first session was held at Marino’s in New Munster Tuesday evening. There’s another scheduled for today from 3 to 7 p.m. at Hawk’s View Golf Club, […]
At about 3:44 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of burning in the area of 286th Avenue and 109th Street. Per dispatch: Passerby reported a burn pile in a backyard with flames coming from it.
At about 7:56 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a crash at Highways B and K (288th Avenue and 60th Street) along the Brighton-Salem border. Per dispatch: A van and a mini-van involved. Mini-van rolled over. Driver has crawled out. UPDATE 8:07 a.m. — Tow truck being requested. […]
The cause of a fire that destroyed a home in the 6800 block of 288th Avenue (Highway B) in Salem Saturday night is believed to be accidental, Town of Salem Fire/Rescue Chief David “Mike” Slover said today. No one was injured in the fire; the occupants of the home were out of town. Pets in […]
At about 10:16 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue units and aheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a garage on fire in the 6800 block of 288th Avenue. UPDATE 10:19 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports house is also on fire. UPDATE 10:31 p.m. — Box alarm being activated by […]
At about 5:54 p.m, Silver Lake Fire Department, Silver Lake Rescue, Twin Lakes Fire Department and units from other local fire departments and village police are responding to a report of a structure fire in the 400 block of West Depot Street in Silver Lake. UPDATE 5:56 p.m. — Per dispatch: Fire was in the […]
Salem United Methodist Church will be hosting its annual Smorgasbord Dinner and Silent Auction, on Sunday March 9, from noon to 4 p.m. Meal tickets for adults are $8 in advance and $9 at the door. Seniors and children (3 and up) pay $6 in advance and $7 at the door. Children under 3 are […]
At about 6:45 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue units are responding to a crash in the 28500 block of Highway 50. Vehicle is rolled over, dispatch says. UPDATE 6:48 a.m. — Deputy on scene confirms vehicle is upside down. He has driver in his squad awaiting rescue. UPDATE 6:50 a.m. — […]
Residents of Silver Lake will get a chance to vote in a referendum on whether the village should be able to contract with Salem for fire and emergency medical services. The referendum is the result of a direct legislation petition presented earlier this month. That effort was spearheaded by resident Colleen Dykstra. Under the state’s […]