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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 […]

Units responding for fire in Salem

At about 9 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a vehicle fire at a nursery business at Highways 50 and B in Salem. UPDATE 9:02 p.m. — Deputy on the scene reports there is a large fire, but it is not a vehicle. UPDATE about 9:04 […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At 6:43 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 in Salem. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. One person reporting neck and back pain. UPDATE 6:57 a.m. — Tow trucks responding for both vehicles.

Units responding for alarm in Salem

At about 9:55 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding for an alarm at Town of Salem Fire/Rescue Station 2 on Antioch Road in Salem. Per dispatch: Alarm was called in by alarm company as a general fire alarm. UPDATE 9:57 p.m. — Fire unit on scene reports to dispatch that this appears to […]

Salem extends agreement with Western Kenosha County Historical Society for five years

The Google Streetview image above shows the Western Kenosha County Historical Society complex in Miller Park in Trevor. The Salem Town Board on Monday extended for five years an agreement with the Western Kenosha County Historical Society that allows that group to use a town park as its headquarters. The society has two historical buildings in […]

Twin Lakes woman faces homicide charge in connection with Salem heroin death

A Twin Lakes woman faces a charge of reckless homicide in connection with the heroin overdose death of a Salem man this summer. Elizabeth M. Cooper, 30, faces a charge of  first degree reckless homicide/delivery of drugs. She also has been charged with felony possession of narcotic drugs (heroin) and a misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia. […]

Salem doesn’t want to patrol Lilly Lake in 2017

Salem does not intend to patrol Lilly Lake in Wheatland in 2017 as it did this summer. That was the recommendation of village staff and the consensus of the Town Board as well at a Salem special board meeting Monday. This summer, Salem contracted  with Wheatland for water patrol of Lilly Lake, with Paddock Lake for water […]

Units responding to crash along state line

At about 5 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash along the state line. Per transmissions from the scene, a van has been found along the side of the road rolled over, but there is no driver present. UPDATE 5:06 p.m. — Fire personnel and deputies are […]

Local fire department responding to Ill. for mutual aid

At about 12:38 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue is responding for mutual aid to the Gurnee Fire Department. Per dispatch: Gurnee is fighting a grass fire in the 800 block of Almond. Salem F/R is being asked to respond with an ambulance.

Units responding to crash along Brighton-Salem border

At about 1:26 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highways B and K along the Brighton-Salem border. UPDATE 1:32 p.m. — Fire unit arriving at scene reports minor damage to involved vehicles.

Units responding for crash along Brighton-Salem border

At about 12:04 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways K and B along the Brighton-Salem border. Crash involves a car and a truck. A vehicle may be rolled over.

Salem library board proposal received well by key Paddock Lake officials

The latest nine-member Community Library board proposed by Salem has the unofficial approval of two key Paddock Lake officials. Paddock Lake Trustee Kathy Christenson and Paddock Lake village President Terry Burns said Tuesday they could support Salem’s proposal for a nine-member board with Salem having four members, but giving up one seat to the school representative. Twin Lakes would […]

Salem proposes change to 9 member library board plan

The Salem Town Board has proposed yet another configuration of the the Community Library Board. This one will have nine members, including one member representing local high school districts. Salem would have four members, but give up one seat to the school representative. Twin Lakes would have two members and Silver Lake, Paddock Lake and Randall […]

Salem postpones decision on traffic enforcement by town; wants to talk to sheriff

The Salem Town Board on Monday agreed to table for 30 days a decision on the role of the town’s public safety department in traffic law enforcement. During that time, the town will seek to talk to Sheriff David Beth about how his department could handle traffic and maybe even ordinance enforcement in the town for […]

UPDATE: Victim in Salem explosion still hospitalized

The man injured in the explosion of a personal water craft in Salem on Saturday is still hospitalized Monday, a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman said. Michael Przlomski, 52, was injured in the incident, which took place in the driveway of his home in the 24800 block of 82nd Street. Town of Salem Fire/Rescue personnel […]

Salem responding for explosion

At about 8:55 a.m., Saturday, Town of Salem Fire/Rescue responded to 24800 block of 82nd St for an explosion. They found an exploded jet ski and one patient.  The patient was transported to the hospital. Pieces of the jet ski were blown all the way across the street. Salem and Kenosha Sheriff’s Department are investigating.

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