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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 […]

Salem incorporation committee looking to finish its work by April

The chairman of a Salem citizen committee studying incorporation is aiming to have its work completed in time to report to electors at the annual meeting in April. Along those lines, an initial report on how the town government operates today should be ready by the end of the month, said Michael Ullstrup, the committee’s chairman, at Monday’s Salem […]

Salem Fire Association Picture with Santa on a Fire Truck 2014 coverage

The Salem Fire Association hosted Picture with Santa on a Fire Truck on Saturday. If you missed it, you’re in luck. Firefighters will be there again Sunday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Salem Fire Station No. 2, 8339 Antioch Road, Salem. Photos will be taken in your choice of scenes, including two engines and […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 6:75 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Fire Department, and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highway 50 and 288th Avenue (Highway B) in Salem. Per dispatch: Two vehicles, at least one injury and one person may be unable to get out of […]

Salem Fire Association to host Pictures with Santa on a Fire Truck Dec. 13-14

The Salem Fire Association will host Picture with Santa on a Fire Truck on Saturday, Dec. 13 and Sunday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at Salem Fire Station No. 2, 8339 Antioch Road, Salem. Photos will be taken on your choice of two engines. Families and pets welcome. Cost of […]

Units responding for crash at Highways K and 75

At about 3:20 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highway 75 and Highway K (60th Street) at the Brighton-Salem border. UPDATE 3:32 p.m. — One tow truck responding to the scene. UPDATE 3:37 p.m. — Ambulance leaving the scene and heading for local hospital.

Santa at Salem Town Hall 2014 coverage

Santa visited Salem Town Hall on Saturday. Of course youngsters could talk to the guest of honor about their Christmas wishes and pose for a photo. Other activities included coloring, crafts and games. There was bake sale and everyone could enjoy freshly made popcorn, cookies and hot chocolate. Outside, participants could explore one of the town’s […]

Units responding for smoke in Salem

At about 3:37 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue, Silver Lake Fire Department, Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of smoke coming from a the roof of a residence in the 28300 block of 75th Street in Salem. Per dispatch: Passerby reported seeing smoke but no flames. UPDATE 3:40 p.m. […]

Accident causes power outage 264th Ave

A single vehicle accident at 264th Avenue and SA, around 3:30 am, broke a power pole and took down a number of wires. WE Engeries is on scene working on the problem. Kenosha Sheriff’s Department is blocking the road.  Driver of the car was away from the crashed car and appeared to be in the presence […]

Santa Comes to Salem Town Hall Dec. 6

The Town of Salem will be hosting Santa Comes to Salem on Saturday, December 6, from noon to 3 p.m., at Salem Town Hall, 9814 Antioch Road in Salem. There will be pictures with Santa (bring your own camera), children’s games and crafts, raffles for the Sharing Center, a Bake Sale sponsored by Central High […]

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