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Identity of man who died in crash with school bus released

The identity of a man who died after a van he was driving rear-ended a school bus in Trevor on Friday has been released. The driver of the van was Peter Thomas Marsalek, 21, of Antioch, said a statement from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department released Monday. The bus had just picked up a student in […]

UPDATE: Driver who died in crash with bus from Antioch

The driver of a van that died after that vehicle rear-ended a school bus on Highway C in Trevor Friday morning was identified as a 21-year-old man from Antioch, Sheriff David Beth said at a press conference in Kenosha Friday afternoon. The name of the man was being withheld pending notification of family, Beth said. […]

UPDATE: Van driver dies in Friday morning crash

The driver of a van that struck the rear of a school bus this morning in Trevor died as a result of their injuries, a statement from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department said. Here is a statement released by the Sheriff’s Department at about 8:45 a.m.: At this time Deputies and the Salem Fire Department […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 7:08 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highways C and Highway 83 in Salem. Per dispatch: Crash involves a car and a school bus with about 20 children on board. UPDATE about 7:13 a.m. — Crash scene is on Highway C west of Highway […]

Units responding for burning in Salem

At about 11:52 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of burning in the 9000 block of 259th Avenue in Salem.

Women and Children’s Horizons opens a Western Kenosha County office

The opening of a new Western Kenosha County office for Women and Children’s Horizons was celebrated with a ribbon cutting Wednesday. The new office is at 8607 Antioch Road, Unit 7 in Salem. The Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce conducted the ribbon cutting, featuring Sheriff David Beth as the guest speaker. Women and Children’s Horizons was established in […]

Salem Lakes adopts new boat launch fees

The Salem Lakes Village Board enacted new boat launch fees at its regular meeting Monday night. The action was needed because Salem Lakes predecessor municipalities — Salem and Silver Lake — each had different fees. The new fees for all launches where a fee is collected will be: Daily fees – Resident $5, non-resident $7. […]

Salem Firefighter Association spaghetti dinner is April 30

Salem Firefighter Association will be hosting a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dinner will be held at Village of Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue Station No. 2, 8339 Antioch Road, Salem. The public is invited to eat spaghetti and tour the station. Cost will be $8 for adults, $5 for […]

Salem Lakes to host Egg Hunt on April 1 and Eggstravaganza April 8

Salem Lakes will be hosting two Easter related events incorporating elements of traditional events presented in the past by the town of Salem and village of Silver Lake. Salem Lakes first annual Easter egg hunt will be held April 1 at 11 a.m. at Schmalfeldt Park in Silver Lake. The egg hunt is for ages […]

Units responding for car fire in Salem

At about 11:40 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to a car fire in the 28800 block of Highway 50 in Salem. Per dispatch: Fire appears to be coming from the vehicle’s brakes.

Units responding for chimney fire in Salem

At at about 7:07 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Randall Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a chimney fire in the 9900 block of 296th Avenue in Salem. UPDATE 7:10 p.m. — Per dispatch: Fire is out. Randall units that were responding are returning to quarters.

2017 Salem UMC Smorgasbord & Silent Auction is March 5

Salem United Methodist Church’s annual Smorgasbord dinner is Sunday, March 5 from noon to to 5 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 at the door for Adults (14 and up) and $9 for Children and Seniors. Children under 3 are free. For that price, you will get roast beef, chicken, and famous meatballs, potatoes, vegetables and […]

Salem Lakes board meeting to move to Salem Town Hall for next meeting

The next Salem Lakes Village Board meeting on March 15 will take place at Salem Town Hall, 9814 Antioch Rd, Salem. The board meetings since the Feb. 14 merger of Salem and Silver Lake as the village of Salem Lakes have been held at Silver Lake Village Hall. Village President Bruce Nopenz said the meeting will […]

Units responding to crash along Salem-Brighton border

At about 12:17 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 29600 block of Highway K along the Salem-Brighton border. Per dispatch: One car is in the ditch and there is one injured person. Deputies already on the scene.

President Bruce Nopenz comments at first Salem Lakes Village Board meeting (VIDEO)

The first Salem Lakes Village Board meeting was held Wednesday evening. Salem Lakes is the new village created through the merger of the town of Salem and the village of Silver Lake.  That merger took effect Feb. 14. At the beginning of the meeting, village President Bruce Nopenz delivered the following comments: On its surface, the meeting […]

William Hopkins appointed to Salem Lakes Village Board

William Hopkins was appointed Wednesday by the Salem Lakes Village Board to fill a vacant trustee seat. The appointment was approved 5-1 by a written ballot among the board members. Hopkins will fill the remainder of the term of Daniel Withers, who resigned in December due to an out of state job assignment. That term expires […]

Spring Election 2017: Salem Lakes trustee primary questionnaire answers

Voters in the new village of Salem Lakes will be able to vote in a primary election for village trustee on Feb. 21. The primary election will narrow the field of eight to six, who will appear on the ballot for the April 4 general election. This is the first election in Salem Lakes, which […]

Salem Town Board holds last board meeting

The Salem Town Board held its last meeting Monday night drawing to a close a 175 year history that is older than the state itself. As of midnight Tuesday, Salem and Silver Lake will be officially merged into the new village of Salem Lakes. “It took a shared vision … to bring us to this […]

Polling places won’t change for Salem Lakes Feb. 21 primary election information

Voters in the new village of Salem Lakes will be voting in a brand new municipality for the first time for the Feb. 21 primary, but where they vote will be the same.   All polling places for both the former Town of Salem and the former Village of Silver Lake will remain the same […]

Local fire departments responding to Spring Grove for aid

At about 6:15 p.m., some Western Kenosha County fire departments are responding to a request for mutual aid from the Spring Grove Fire Department. The box alarm is for a structure fire in the 9800 block of Hunter’s Lane. Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Fire Department are requested to respond with tenders (water tankers) […]

Appointment of Silver Lake trustee delayed until Feb. 15

The Silver Lake Village Board on Wednesday again tabled the appointment of a replacement for its open trustee seat. The board was prepared to meet in closed session at the regular board meeting to discuss the credentials of the six people who have applied for the position. However, state statutes do not allow discussions regarding […]

Addresses in Silver Lake an issue for Salem Lakes to decide

There was a brief glimpse this week into what might be one of the most cared about issues involved in the merger of the town of Salem and the village of Silver Lake into the village of Salem Lakes — what do do with addresses in the territory that is the current village of Silver Lake. […]

Salem Lakes transition committee holds first meeting

A committee designed to share expertise with the town of Salem’s operations while the town merges with the village of Silver Lake held its first meeting Monday. The Salem Lakes Transition Committee is made up of the five Salem Town Board members and the Silver Lake village president. The committee unanimously elected Diann Tesar committee chairman. […]

Units respond to house fire in Salem Saturday night

While Salem was at the train incident in Silver Lake Saturday night, they were toned out for a house fire in the 24600 block of 81st Place in Salem About 11:40 pm Town of Salem Fire /Rescue, Bristol Fire and Rescue, Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units responded to smoke […]

Freight train makes emergency stop

A freight train traveling trough Silver Lake blocked every intersection in Silver Lake, stopping short of Maple Rd. For about 3 1/2 hours Saturday night, the train sat while fire and train personnel checked everything out. They think one of the rail car hoppers opened up, and grabbed the heater for the switch and pulled […]

Salem plans last Town Board meeting activities

The Salem Town Board is planning to mark its last meeting on Feb. 13 with refreshments afterwards. The board at a special meeting on Monday discussed how to mark the last meeting in the town’s 174-year history. On Feb. 14, Salem’s merger with Silver Lake as the new village of Salem Lakes will become official. […]

Silver Lake appoints Police and Fire Commission members

The Silver Lake Village Board took yet another step brought about by its upcoming merger with the town of Salem with the creation of a Police and Fire Commission. Such a commission is required by state staute for Wisconsin villages with a population of over 5,500. The population of the new combined village of Salem […]

Salem tables action on Boy Scout Camp zipline tower and bunkhouse request

Salem Town Board members tabled action on a recommendation to the County Board regarding a Boy Scout camp seeking to add a zipline and climbing tower and two bunkhouses to the facility. Camp Sol R. Crown is located at 11651 304th Avenue in Wilmot (south of Highway 50 and east of Highway B-South). The tabling came […]

Units responding to accident in Salem

At about 6:03 p.m. – Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to an accident in the 8600 block of Hwy SA. Per dispatch car has hit a tree. 6:12 p.m. – Salem is responding with an engine to the landing zone at Salem Grade School for Flight for Life.

Silver Lake may pay off debt and set aside reserves for projects to be done after merger

The Silver Lake Village Board is contemplating designating reserves for some Silver Lake centered projects after its merger with Salem. Salem/Silver Lake administrator Patrick Casey has informed the board that a review of the village’s existing eight bank accounts showed there was about $2.2 million that could be used for this purpose. The Village Board […]

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