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Salem sets current — and future — trick or treat hours

The Salem Town Board took a step on Monday — although a small one — to streamline local government Setting trick or treat hours is a staple of government meetings around this time of year. Sometimes there’s a little debate, but typically, the motion sails through — year, after year, after year, after year … […]

Units responding for possible water call on Silver Lake

At about 3:47 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue, county dive team members and Silver Lake Police officers and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a possible water call on Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Initial call indicated response to the 27900 bock of Highway F, on the Salem side of the lake. UPDATE 3:49 […]

Prom dress event at Salem library Sept. 6

A’s Dress Closet is having a Dress Giveaway at the Salem Community Library branch Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m . They are offering 1 free (gently worn) dress for Prom or Homecoming to local high school girls.  A $10 donation is requested, which will go towards next year’s event. This is a nonprofit event. The organizers have been […]

Draft Rock Lake management study due in Sept.

A draft of a Rock Lake management study being prepared by the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission should be done by the end of September, the biologist/planner preparing the document said. Beverly Saunders, a senior specialist and lake planner for SEWRPC who is writing the plan, explained the process and what will be addressed in the […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 5:17 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 50 and B in Salem. Per dispatch: Preliminary information indicates two vehicles involved, one partially rolled over and the other in the cemetery at the intersection. UPDATE 5:23 p.m. […]

Units responding for house struck by lightning in Salem

At 10 a.m., units from Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue are responding to a report of a house struck by lightning in the 25600 block of 91st Street in Salem. Per dispatch: A neighbor is reporting that the house was struck on the roof and smoke is now visible. UPDATE 10:06 a.m. — […]

Meeting on Rock Lake plan to be held Aug. 26

A public meeting has been scheduled to provide Southeastern Wisconsin residents with information about the Rock Lake Watershed Protection Plan Project that is being developed by the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) with the support of the Town of Salem and the Rock Lake Restoration Association. At the public meeting, attendees will learn more […]

Salem woman writes book about losing her 12-year-old daughter

Louise Boyd of Salem lost her 12-year-old daughter Elianna suddenly in August 2011. Recently, Boyd has written a book titled “Journey to the Rainbow.” The book entails Boyd’s grief after losing Elianna. “The most amazing part of the book are the signs we receive from her which have helped us move on,” Boyd said. “Her soul […]

Units responding to crash in Salem

At about 10:15 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the 8800 block of Fox River Road in Salem. Per dispatch: Caller reporting crash says it is a single vehicle that has struck a tree. UPDATE 10:21 p.m. — Per dispatch: Deputy reports […]

A word from our sponsors: Corvette show today at Hartnell Chevrolet

Note: Hartnell Chevrolet is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Hartnell Chevrolet, 7800 Antioch Road (Highway 83), Salem is hosting the SEWCC 41st Annual Corvette and Chevy Show today. Registration on the day of the show is from 9 a.m. to noon. Day of the show registration is $12. People’s choice voting will take place from […]

Salem F/R responding for mutual aid to Antioch

At 8:57 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to request for mutual aid from the Antioch Fire Department, which has a structure fire on Willow Street in Antioch. Salem is being requested to respond with a tanker.

Units responding to crash in Salem

At about 2:53 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 12000 block of Highway 83 (Antioch Road) in Salem.

Salem to have referendum on ATV routes

Salem residents will have a chance to vote on whether they would like the Salem Town Board to institute ATV routes on town roads. The board voted to place the matter on the Nov. 4 ballot, culminating a several months of discussion on the topic that failed to uncover a clear favored direction on the part of the […]

Units responding for CO in Salem

At about 1:35 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to the 8300 block of Antioch Road (Highway 83) in Salem for a possible carbon monoxide problem.

Units responding for alarm in along Highway K

At about 8:55 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a supervisory alarm in the 25400 block of 60th Street along the Brighton-Salem border. UPDATE 8:55 a.m. — Per dispatch: Alarm company says it is a false alarm.

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 2:40 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash at Highways JF and 83 in Salem. UPDATE 2:42 p.m. — Fire units on the scene reports everyone out of vehicles.

Bristol woman died in Highway C crash

The driver that died in a car crash on Highway C Monday has been identified by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department as Jessica Jones, 28, of Bristol. The cause of the vehicle leaving the roadway is still under investigation, said Sgt. Bill Beth, Sheriff’ Department spokesman. Highway C was closed to traffic for over four […]

UPDATE: Driver dies in Salem crash

The driver of a car that left Highway C in Salem this evening died, a sheriff’s department spokesman said. The following statement was released by KCSD Sgt. Bill Beth: At 2022 hours this evening Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputies responded with Salem Fire and Rescue to the scene of a fatal car crash in the 21700 […]

Units responding to crash in Salem

At about 8:25 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 21700 block of Wilmot Road (Highway C) in Salem. Per dispatch: Caller says car flipped over. UPDATE 8:26 p.m. — Second ambulance requested to respond to the scene. UPDATE 8:32 p.m. — Dispatch […]

Child unresponsive

An 11 year old was found unresponsive this afternoon in a Salem backyard. Town of Salem Fire/Rescue asked for Flight for Life to take the child to Children’s Hospital.  

Salem Town Board hears citizen views on ATV route

The Salem Town Board heard Monday from residents about their views on allowing ATV use on designated routes on town roads. Speakers at the special meeting just for this purpose included those who support and oppose the ordinance. By my count 26 people total spoke. Fourteen opposed the new ordinance, eight supported the new ordinance and […]

Salem Town Board OKs purchase of playground for Salem Oaks Park

The Salem Town Board on Monday approved the purchase of playground equipment for Salem Oaks Park. The equipment will cost $34,731, with $25,000 to come from the general fund and $9,731 from the park fund. Lee Recreation was the winning bidder. The town will not have a volunteer community build like it did for equipment at Community […]

Heavy snow cover didn’t deter milfoil on Camp, Center lakes

One of the curses of local lake management — Eurasian milfoil — continues to defy expectations. At Monday’s Salem Town Board meeting, Supervisor Dennis Faber, who also is a commissioner of the Camp/Center Lakes Rehabilitation District, said conventional wisdom going into this spring and summer was that the heavy snowfall of this year — including on […]

Salem Town Board approves thermal image camera purchase

Purchasing a thermal imaging camera for one of the Town of Salem Fire/Rescue engines was approved by the Salem Town Board Monday. The camera will cost $9,895 and replace a 15-year-old unit. The price represents a close out special discount from the original price of $17,901, said Fire Chief David “Mike” Slover. The cameras are used […]

Units responding for alarm in Salem

At about 6:19 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue units along with sheriff’s deputies are responding for a fire alarm in teh 28100 block of 75th Street in Salem. UPDATE 6:20 p.m. – Per dispatch: Security company says alarm was triggered by cooking. UPDATE 6:29 p.m. — All Salem units returning to quarters.

Units responding for smoke in building in Salem

At 1:06 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department, Silver Lake Rescue and Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units (all stations) are responding to a report of smoke in a building in the 8300 block of Fox River Road in Salem. Per dispatch: Smoke is in an out building behind a home. No flames seen, but smoke and a […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 8:27 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a car off the road in the 26200 block of Highway AH in Salem. Per dispatch: Car may have also hit a pole.

Former Salem chairman requests and gets residents email addresses from town

Former Salem town Chairman Linda Valentine has received as an open record the email addresses on a distribution list Salem uses to communicate with the public. Valentine made the request Monday. On Wednesday, current town Chairman Diann Tesar issued a statement to the members of that list (which includes westofthei.com) that the addresses were being turned […]

Man dies in ATV crash in Brighton

A 56-year-old Salem man died in an ATV crash in Brighton Tuesday afternoon. The man is not being identified yet, said Department of Natural Resources Warden Jason Roberts. While the incident is still under investigation, Roberts said it appears the man was operating the ATV alongside the road and then came onto the roadway. The […]

Units responding for tree down in Salem

At 6:20 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a tree down in the 27800 block of Silver Lake Road in Salem. Per dispatch: Caller reports that tree is on a power line and lights in their house are flickering.

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