Posts under ‘Salem’

Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt

The Kiwanis Club of Westosha-Salem held their annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, at Noon, at Salem Grade School.        

Injuries at Salem business

At 9:42  Salem Fire and Rescue and Sheriff’s Department were dispatched for report of two people stabbed at a business in the 12700 block of Antioch Road. Deputies are looking for a suspect who fled the scene.  

Car vs pole

Single car accident 224th Avenue 116th Street at 6:48pm. Car vs pole. Two people transported to the hospital by Salem Fire.

Field fire

4:02 Town of Salem Fire asked for a MABAS box for a field fire at Fox River Park. The box was struck less than 10 minutes later because they quickly brought it under control. Salem and Silver Lake remain on scene putting out hot spots. About 10 acres burned. Salem Fire would like to remind […]

Salem’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt is March 28

Salem’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Community Park, located at 9410 256th Avenue, in Salem on Saturday, March 28, beginning at 11 a.m. The Easter Egg Hunt is for ages 2 -10. The Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance so bring your camera to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Bring your own basket […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 10:40 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a crash in the 25900 block of Highway F in Salem. Per dispatch: Single vehicle has struck a tree. One person still in the car, conscious and breathing, deputy on the scene reports.

Incorporation obstacles exist, but creative tools available Salem told

Two state Department of Administration officials who deal with municipal incorporation told the Salem Town Board Wednesday that moving from being a town to a village has its obstacles, but creativity can help overcome them and achieve the original goals of looking at incorporation. Erich Schmidtke and Rene Powers of municipal review division of intergovernmental relations […]

Units investigating gas odor report along Salem-Brighton border

At about 11:32 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to a report of a gas odor in the 31000 block of 60th Street (Highway K) along the Salem-Brighton border. Per dispatch: Caller reporting alarms going of in residence. Occupants have evacuated.

Units responding to smoke in Salem

At about 9:37 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Brsitol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff”s deputies are responding to a report of smoke in an attic of a business in the 23600 block of 84th Street in Salem.

Units responding to dumpster fire in Salem

At about 1:40 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to an outside trash container fire at a business in the 26200 block of 75th Street in Salem. Per dispatch: Fire is visible in the contianer, which is about 100 feet from the building. UPDATE 1:48 p.m. — Fire units arriving on scene confirms flames showing from trash […]

Salem asked to wait on library payment

A representative of the Community Library Board asked the Salem Town Board on Wednesday to hold off on making any move on its elector approved donation of $50,000 toward a new Silver Lake library branch. Gail Peckler-Dziki, a member of the library board from Salem, said the library is currently trying to work out a […]

Still room in Salem Fire/Rescue CPR/AED course that starts tonight

There are still some spots in the Town of Salem Fire /Rescue Department hosted American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR /AED course that starts tonight at 6 p.m. This course is a 3-4 hour course which combines basic CPR skills training with instruction and practice in using an AED. Course covers: Adult CPR/AED with and without a […]

Units responding for chimney fire in Salem

At about 5:56 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a possible chimney fire in the 24600 block of 82nd Street in Salem. Per dispatch: Caller said they were alerted by a neighbor to flames from their chimney, but they do not see any and they […]

Salem agrees to join Southeastern Wisconsin Fox River Comission

Salem is the latest Western Kensoha County municipality to agree to join the Southeastern Wisconsin Fox River Commission — if the state legislature concurs. The river commission was created by the state legislature in 1997. It “has supported numerous projects within the planning area and has contributed approximately $1.25 million to projects that help improve the […]

Salem Town Board to seek more info from state on Highways 83 & C roundabout

The Salem Town Board still has questions about the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s plan to construct a roundabout at the Highway 83 and Highway C intersection. Consequently, the Town Board will seek to have another public meeting with WisDOT officials to answer questions about the project. That meeting could come as soon as the next […]

Units responding for alarm in Salem

At about 1:15 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a supervisory alarm in the 27300 block of 95th Street. Per dispatch: Alarm is coming from a residence. UPDATE 1:20 p.m. — Dispatch reports that alarm company says alarm may have been triggered by sawing at the site.

Former Salem town Chairman Tom Walsh dies in car crash

Former Salem town Chairman Tom Walsh died Jan. 30 in a car crash in Cable. The Bayfield County Sheriff’s Department told northlandsnewscenter.com that the vehicle Walsh was driving rolled over. Walsh’s wife, Diane, and his 2-year-old grandchild were also in the vehicle and sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Walsh was town chairman from 2003-4 and also was a member of the Salem Township […]

Snow emergency declared for Salem

Salem town Clerk Cindi Ernest has made the following announcement: Salem Town Chairman Diann Tesar has declared a snow emergency in Salem, until further notice. Per Salem Code of Ordinance No. 470-7(C)(1) (2)No vehicles may be parked on public streets, roads or highways, night or day, during a declared snow emergency.  Any vehicle so parked within the […]

Units responding to Salem School for fire alarm

At about 8:52 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to Salem School for a general fire alarm. UPDATE 8:53 a.m. — Dispatch reports that alarm company reports that alarm was tripped by someone working on it.

WisDOT moving forward with roundabout at Hwys 83/C

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is moving forward with a roundabout at the Highway 83 and Highway C intersection in Salem. A roundabout was selected over a revised traffic signal controlled intersection due to lower cost and greater safety, said Cindy Flower, project manager with WisDOT at a Salem Town Board Committee of the Whole […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 12:04 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the 12400 block of Highway 83 (Antioch Road) in Salem. Per dispatch: Two trucks involved. Airbags deployed. There may be injuries. UPDATE 12:11 p.m. — A second ambulance dispatched to the scene from Salem Fire/Rescue.

Business park in Salem may get boost from county

A proposed business park along Highway C in Salem could get a boost from a change in a revolving loan fund that will be pitched to the Kenosha County Board Finance Committee on Thursday. The park is proposed for land owned by the town of Salem just east of the Trevor Fire Station (Salem No. 1) […]

Salem has not decided yet to send $50,000 to Silver Lake for library

Salem officials confirmed Monday that the Town Board has not decided whether to send $50,000 to Silver Lake to help pay for Silver Lake’s purchase of a building for a library branch there. The Town Board was authorized by a majority vote of electors in 2013 to send $50,000 to Silver Lake to share in […]

Units responding to crash in Salem

At about 5:31 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Shorewood Drive and 80th Street in Salem. Per dispatch: One vehicle is rolled over and in the ditch. No one still inside vehicle.

Salem to have contest for town chairman

Salem will see a contested election for town chairman in the April election. Incumbent Diann Tesar and current Supervisor Mike Culat both filed papers to run for chairman by the deadline this evening. If Culat were to lose the chairman race, he would remain on the Town Board as he would still have a year […]

Units responding for burning in Salem

At about 11:48 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a report of burning in the 8600 block of 235th Avenue in Salem.  

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 5:08 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue, Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a crash at Highway 50 and 288th Avenue (Highway B) in Salem.

Decker not running for re-election in Silver Lake; most other municipal incumbents have not filed non-candidacy

Silver Lake village Trustee Michael Decker appears to be the only local municipal office incumbent to file non-candidacy for a seat to be decided in the April 2015 election. As of 3 p.m. Monday, we had heard from the clerks of all but Bristol and Brighton. Filing deadline for non-candidacy papers was Friday. Decker was the […]

Units responding for chimney fire Salem

At about 7:50 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a chimney fire in the 26100 block of Silver Lake Road in Salem. UPDATE 7:52 p.m. — Per dispatch: Only person inside the home started a fire in a fireplace and […]

Looking at fire protection impact fees OK with Salem Town Board

Studying whether to implement a fire protection impact fee on new development in the town received the endorsement of several Salem Town Board members. The matter was discussed at a committee of the whole meeting on Monday. Town administrator Patrick Casey raised the issue as something that could help the town keep up with the need to upgrade […]

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