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Units responding for crash in Salem

At 10:24 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a crash in the 28400 block of Silver Lake Road in Salem. Per dispatch: Single motorcyclist down. UPDATE 10:47 p.m. — Deputy requests tow for motorcycle.

Salem Town Board questions Public Safety Department traffic initiative

A traffic patrol initiative, driven by a grant, that has increased patrol by Salem Public Safety officers on Highway 50 drew questions from the Salem Town Board at Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting. Board members were upset that they had not been told of the grant program and that plans were to increase traffic […]

Coverage of Salem merger informational forum #1

Over 50 people turned out for the first of two informational forums on the proposed Salem-Silver Lake merger Thursday. Those in attendance heard a presentation on the process and were able to ask questions and make statements. Only one person who spoke seemed hostile to the plan. She contended that Salem becoming part of a village […]

Refinancing of Salem town highway/fire department building bond saves over $1.5 million

Like a homeowner trying to loosen up the household budget a little, Salem has refinanced the bond for the highway department/fire station building in Trevor. Due to the size of the project, the savings is likely bigger than one might realize from any kitchen table calculation on the average Western Kenosha County mortgage. The town will save over $1.5 million, […]

Salem responding for a rescue call

At 3:13 pm Town of Salem Fire and Rescue responding 25100 blk of 72nd St.for difficulty breathing.

Salem lays out timeline for merger with Silver Lake process

Salem has laid out in a mailing to town addresses a timeline for its proposed merger with Silver Lake. If all goes as planned, the two should be one by Feb. 14, 2017, the mailer says. The Salem Town Board and Silver Lake Village Board have both independently passed motions to explore a cooperative boundary agreement as […]

Units responding for fire in Salem

At about 6:50 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding for a report of trees on fire in the 6100 block of Highway 75 in Salem. Per dispatch: Fire was reported by a passerby. Should be on east side of Highway 75 south of Highway k (60th Street). UPDATE 6:54 a.m. — Fire unit […]

Units responding for crash along Salem-Bristol border

At about 7:33 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a crash in aout the 21600 block of Highway 50 along the Bristol-Salem border. Per dispatch: Crash involves a motorcyclist who has struck a deer. UPDATE about 7:35 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports two people on […]

Flight for Life presents Town of Salem Fire/Rescue with 2015 Scene Call of the Year Award

Town of Salem Fire/Rescue on Tuesday was presented with the Scene Call of the Year Award for 2015 by Flight For Life-McHenry Base. The presentation was made at Salem Fire Station No. 1 in Trevor. The Flight For Life Transport System is provided by the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center and headquartered in Waukesha with bases in Waukesha/Milwaukee and […]

Salem and Twin Lakes in special traffic enforcement deployment

Salem has released the following statement regarding an increased traffic enforcement initiative in Salem and Twin Lakes: The Town of Salem Public Safety Office in conjunction with Twin Lakes Police Department will in their own jurisdictions be participating in a special traffic enforcement deployment. This concentrated effort of traffic enforcement will begin May 23 rd and run through […]

Silver Lake and Paddock Lake approve new Community Library Board arrangement

Silver Lake and Paddock Lake have approved a new joint operating agreement for the Community Library that will realign how Library Board members are distributed among the five member municipalities. Both approvals came at the municipalities’ respective village board meetings Wednesday. Twin Lakes also approved the agreement Monday. Under the new agreement, there will be a 10-member governing […]

Units responding for investigation in Salem

At about 8:59 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding or an investigation in the 25200 block of 75th Street in Salem. Per dispatch: A strong odor has been reported.

Units responding to report of burning in Salem

At about 4:23 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of burning at 225th Avenue and 223rd Court in Salem. UPDATE 4:35 p.m. — Fire units returning to quarters; burning ordinance being observed.

Local fire departments responding to Burlington for mutual aid

At about 3:40 p.m., Western Kenosha County fire departments are responding for a MABAS box alarm for a structure fire in Burlington. Due to respond to the scene in the 29200 block of Ketterhagen Road are Town of Wheatland Fire Department with an engine and a chief. Due to respond for change of quarters are […]

Salem Town Board upholds roundabout opposition

The Salem Town Board has  upheld its opposition to a roundabout at the Highway C and Highway 83 intersection. A motion to rescind a resolution passed by the board in November 2015 opposing the roundabout failed Monday by a 2-3 vote. Chairman Diann Tesar and Supervisor Dennis Faber voted in favor of rescinding and Supervisors […]

Silver Lake passes comprehensive plan resolution; timeframe for process that could unite it with Salem outlined

A plan authorizing the preparation of a  cooperative plan between Salem and Silver Lake was passed unanimously by the Silver Lake Village Board at a special meeting Thursday night. A similar resolution was passed by Salem Town Board at a special meeting Monday. Part of the plan is expected to be a boundary agreement that […]

No discussion of joint plan with Salem at Silver Lake Village Board committee meeting; on agenda for action Thursday night

The Silver Lake Village Board had a resolution authorizing the preparation of a cooperative plan with Salem on the agenda of its regularly scheduled committee of the whole meeting Wednesday night. That’s the monthly meeting designed for discussion of matters that might make it to a future regular board meeting for formal action. The plan could be used […]

Salem approves resolution to explore cooperative plan with Silver Lake

Note: This story has been edited from its original version to more accurately reflect the language in the resolution. — DH The Salem Town Board on Monday took the first step in a process that ultimately could make Salem and Silver Lake one municipality again, bringing village status to Salem in the process. The board unanimously […]

Town of Salem and Wis. DNR sponsoring boater’s safety courses

Boater’s safety courses sponsored by the Town of Salem Water Patrol and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will take place: May 14 and 15. June 4 and 5. Time for both courses is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Must attend both days on your chosen weekend (not both weekends). The course will take place […]

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.

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