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Units responding for investigation in Salem

At about 8:51 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to the 8700 block of 245th Avenue in Salem for an investigation. Per dispatch: A strong smell of natural gas has been reported inside a house. Occupants are evacuating.

WisDOT and Salem discuss Highways 83 and C roundabout again

Salem Town Board members at a special meeting Tuesday again listened to Wisconsin Department of Transportation representatives talk about why the state wants to rebuild the Highway 83 and Highway C intersection as a roundabout. There wasn’t a lot of new information shared, but state officials again made their case that the intersection has a safety problem […]

Salem Town Baord to hold special meeting Tuesday; roundabout meeting to follow

The Salem Town Board will hold a special meeting Tuesday, starting at 5 p.m. According to the agenda distributed by the town clerk Monday, the meeting will start at 5 p.m. with a closed session relative to joint and/or consolidated services agreements. The meeting will eventually move out of closed session for possible discussion, action or an announcement regarding […]

Salem School community celebrates 100th anniversary (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Past and present students, staff and community members in general celebrated 100 years of Salem School on Sunday afternoon. There has been a school on the Highway 83 and Highway AH site since 1916. Sunday’s celebration started out with a presentation that included recognizing students and staff from the past. Arlene Schmidt Runkel, Class of […]

Salem Public Safety Office & Twin Lakes PD announce speeding, seatbelt grants

The Town of Salem Public Safety Office and the Twin Lakes Police Department recently announced grant that will help those agencies crackdown on speeders and intensify seatbelt enforcement. Both grants are from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Safety. From a media release regarding the speeding enforcement grant: The funds may be used to pay […]

Silver Lake approves water patrol contract with Salem

The Silver Lake Village Board on Wednesday approved contracting with Salem for water patrol of Silver Lake this summer. The contract was approved unanimously with President Bruce Nopenz absent. The cost of the service will be $35/hour with an estimated 15 hours per week for 16 weeks. An exhibit in the contract with Salem estimates a cost of […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 7:24 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 28600 block of Silver Lake Road in Salem. UPDATE 7:31 p.m. — Dispatch reports that a deputy on the scene says a vehicle has hit a tree. One person injured.

UPDATE: Missing Salem woman found unharmed

Lorraine Mueller, 88, of Salem, who was reported missing Thursday has been found, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department reports. Mueller was spotted near a water treatment facility by facility workers a farmer searching with an ATV, who in turn notified nearby Sheriff’s deputies conducting searches in the immediate area, said Sgt. Dan Ruth KCSD public information officer. Deputies […]

State to meet again with Salem about Highway 83/C intersection reconstruction

Wisconsin Department of Transportation officials will meet again with Salem officials about improvements at the Highway 83 and Highway C intersection. The meeting was announced by town Supervisor Dan Campion at Monday’s regular Town Board meeting. The state has proposed the reconstruction of the Highways 83/C intersection as a single lane roundabout, which they say […]

Citizen calls for Salem supervisor’s resignation over email remark

Salem resident Chris Skrzynecki called for Salem town Supervisor Dennis Faber to resign during citizens comments at Monday’s regular Town Board meeting. Skrzynecki said he felt a comment Faber made in an April 15, 2105 email to other Salem Town Board members and town administrator Patrick Casey disqualified Faber from holding office. Faber wrote: “Thanks Dave for […]

Salem Firefighters Association spaghetti dinner is April 24

The Salem Firefighters Association is hosting a spaghetti dinner on April 24 from 11 a.m. to to 4 p.m. Adults are $8 and children, under 5 are free. The dinner will be held at Town of Salem Fire/Rescue Station 2, 8339 Antioch Road (Highway 83) in Salem.

Spring Election 2016: Salem supervisor results

Early results in the Salem tonw supervisor race show the two incumbents, Mike Culat and Dennis Faber, ahead of challenger Tim Driscoll. Unofficial results at 8:30 p.m. with one of two polls reporting are: Mike Culat 816 (38%). Dennis Faber 706 (33%) Tim Driscoll 590 (28%) UPDATE 9:37 p.m. — With two of two polls […]

Units responding for alarm in Salem

At about 3:09 p.m., Town of Salem Fire and Rescue units are responding for an alarm in the 27700 block of Silver Lake Road in Salem. Per dispatch: Alarm company is reporting a basement furnace heat detection alarm.

Salem Town Board recognizes Wilmot High School Marketing & Business Association

The Salem Town Board on Monday presented a proclamation honoring achievement by Wilmot High School Marketing & Business Association students in the State Career & Development Conference at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva on March 10. The Wilmot MBA website says: Wilmot MBA is an organization at Wilmot Union High School that consists of two clubs, DECA and […]

Salem Annual Easter Egg Hunt 2016 coverage (PHOTOS)

A large crowd of eager youngsters gathered with basket or bag in hand at the Salem Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at Salem Community Park. The free event was for participants ages 2 through 10. There was a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. who was happy to pose for photos. The plastic eggs were scattered in parts […]

Salem Town Board recognizes Wilmot UHS academic decathlon team for 2016 state title

The Salem Town Board on Monday presented representatives of the Wilmot High School academic decathlon team team with a proclamation recognizing their 2015-16 season, which recently included a state title. The team is moving on to nationals in Alaska next month. The Wilmot team is the defending national champion in their division. The proclamation reads as follows: WHEREAS, […]

Salem Town Board recognizes Central HS cherreleaders for 2016 state title

The Salem Town Board on Monday presented representatives of the Central High School cheer team with a proclamation recognizing their 2015-16 season, which ended with a state title. The proclamation reads as follows: WHEREAS, Central Westosha Varsity Cheerleaders won Wisconsin’s WACPC State competition Large Varsity Division; and WHEREAS, the team earned its highest points of the season, 95.6 which […]

Units responding for smoke in house in Salem

At about 3:22 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of smoke from a house in the 8000 block of Antioch Road (Highway 83) in Salem. Per dispatch: No flames seen but a lot of smoke at this location. Occupants of home have […]

DPI tells Paddock Lake Community Library side agreement on representation not compliant

A side agreement designed to maintain equal representation among the municipalities on the Community Library Board does not comply with state statutes, a Department of Public Instruction official says. The opinion is contained in a letter dated March 17, 2016 from John DeBacher, Director, Public Library Development, Division for Libraries and Technology to Paddock Lake village Trustee Kathy Christenson. Paddock […]

Salem to take on water patrol for Silver Lake, Paddock Lake and Lilly Lake

Note: Updated now with comment from Salem Supervisor Dan Campion. — DH Salem expanded its water patrol obligations beyond its own borders this summer with the approval of three contracts to patrol Silver Lake, Paddock Lake and Lilly Lake in Wheatland. Separate contracts with the village of Silver Lake, the village of Paddock Lake and Wheatland were approved […]

Salem discusses railroad crossing quiet zone facts and figures

  One of the more persistent issues that has faced the Salem Town Board over the years is how to silence train horns through the town. While there’s been a lot of discussion, reliable facts were not always available. But the town now has a study that supplies some hard numbers — including cost — to upgrade […]

Grandmother gives grandchildren ride to school on fire truck

Mary Wiberg gave her grandchildren a suprise they won’t soon forget — a ride to Bristol School in a Town of Salem Fire/Rescue truck with the lights flashing and the sirens blaring on Thursday. Wiberg had won the ride in a silent auction at a Boy Scout pandcake breakfast and decided to give it to her grandchildren. […]

Spring Election 2016: Salem town supervisor Q&A

Salem voters will be able to cast a ballot in a contested town supervisor race on April 5. Voters will be able to vote for two at-large candidates out of a field of three. The same questionnaire was submitted to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here is their biographical information, followed by their question responses:

Deputy responding for crash along Brighton-Salem border

At about 3:52 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a crash on Highway K just west of Highway B along the Brighton-Salem border. Per dispatch: Caller reports they were towing a recreational trailer which flipped, sending the vehicle into the ditch. UPDATE 3:59 p.m. — Deputy on the scene reports that […]

2016 Westosha Kiwanis Egg Hunt is March 19

The Westosha-Salem Kiwanis Club will host its Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 19. Line-up starts at 11:45 a.m. The hunt begins at noon sharp! The event is open to all children ages 2 to 10 west of I-94 in Kenosha County. It will be held at Salem Grade School, Highways AH and 83. Check inside your eggs […]

Units responding to county park for investigation

At about 6:26 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to Fox River County Park in Salem for an investigation. Per dispatch: A caller has reported that some cut down trees appear to be on fire. Fire described as small. UPDATE 6:30 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports to dispatch that […]

Deputies investigating report of loose buffalo

At about 8:36 a.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of loose buffalo along Highway K. Per dispatch: A caller reported see several buffalo move by their yard in about the 23000 block of Highway K along the border between Brighton and Salem. UPDATE 8:45 a.m. — Deputy has located 9 buffalo heading eastbound from Highway […]

Paddock Lake president: Approved ATC route lowers village valuation by $3 million

Approval of a 138,000-volt electrical transmission line route that goes through a portion of Paddock Lake’s west side has effectively removed $3 million from the village’s valuation, village President Terry Burns said. The Public Service Commission approved the line proposed by American Transmission Co. for an approximately 23-mile route through Western Kenosha County and into Walworth County. […]

Units responding for burning along Salem-Bristol border

At about 5:12 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of burning in the 7600 block of 216th Avenue along the Bristol-Salem border. Per dispatch: Caller reported tall flames. UPDATE 5:15 pm. — Deputy on scene tells dispatch fire department can respond on non-emergency basis and that fire […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 11:30 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 10300 block of Antioch Road in Salem. Per dispatch: Vehicle is rolled over. UPDATE 11:32 a.m. — Only one vehicle involved. Car is still on its roof in a parking lot of a business. UPDATE 11:35 […]

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