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Local FD departments responding for mutual aid to Antioch

At about 8:06 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and Town of Salem Fire/Rescue are responding for mutual aid to the Antioch Fire Department, which has a water emergency. Bristol is being asked to respond with an engine and Salem with a chief for a change of quarters to staff Station 1.

Salem approves bonding $2.5 for roads and other capital projects

The Salem Town Board on Monday approved the sale of $2,445,000 in general obligation promissory notes. The borrowing was approved unanimously at a special board meeting. The notes will have a 10-year term. An interest rate will be set at the next board meeting. The funds will help pay for various capital expenditures including: Road […]

Units responding for garage fire in Salem

At about 9:03 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a structure fire in the 8100 block of 249th Avenue in Salem. Per dispatch: Resident reports that garage is on fire. UPDATE 9:08 p.m. — Deputy reports that house has been evacuated.

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 3 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for  report of a crash in the 8800 block of Camp Lake Road in Salem. Per dispatch: Single vehicle left the road and may have flipped and hit a tree. Driver reportedly out of vehicle, but may be bleeding from the […]

Town of Salem Fire/Rescue to fill the boot for MDA on May 22

Town of Salem Fire/Rescue Department will be participating in a Fill the Boot Drive on May 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Highways 50 and 83 (Brass Ball Corners) to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Rain/Emergency date will be May 29. This year’s goal is to raise $1,500. For 60 years, MDA and the firefighters have been partnered up to fill the […]

Units responding to county park for medical call

At about 12:10 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to Silver Lake County Park in Salem for a medical call Per dispatch: Patient is a male bicyclist who fell near the beach entrance. Hand and face injuries.

Salem to reinstitute email notifications for town info

Those interested in Salem town government will soon again be able to receive email notifications from the town. On Monday, the Town Board unanimously voted to bring back an email list for notifications. The town used to have a list of people it emailed notices to. However, that was suspended after former town Chairman Linda […]

Salem Fire/Rescue to host CPR/AED course May 21

The Town of Salem Fire /Rescue Department will be hosting an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR /AED course on May 21. 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 mask, Adult Choking, Child CPR/AED, […]

Salem electors OK $15,000 donation to The Sharing Center by 1 vote

Salem electors narrowly approved a donation of $15,000 to The Sharing Center at Tuesday’s annual town meeting of electors. The motion to make the donation was made by resident Tim Squier. The vote was 16 for and 15 against. Squier also made the motion at 2014’s annual meeting for a $10,000 donation to The Sharing […]

Twin Lakes looking to hand off fiscal agent duties for Community Library

The Twin Lakes Village Board on Monday voted to inquire of the other Community Library municipalities if they would be interested in becoming the library’s fiscal agent. “We’re willing to give it up if anyone’s interested,” said village administrator Jennifer Frederick. As the current library fiscal agent, Twin Lakes contracts for the annual audit and […]

Units responding for burning in Salem

At about 12:49 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of burning in the 7900 block of Shorewood Drive in Salem. Per dispatch: Caller reporting that someone is burning furniture cushions.

Units responding to down power lines in Salem

At about 4:03 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue units are responding to a report of down wire in the 8400 block of Fox River Road in Salem. Per dispatch: Wires were brought down by someone driving a tractor trailer through a yard. Wires are resting on the metal trailer.

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 9:40 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a crash in the 8400 block of Highway 83 in Salem. Per dispatch: Crash involves a car and a motorcycle. UPDATE 9:42 p.m. — Additional Salem units being dispatched to set up a landing zone for Flight for Life medical transport helicopter. UPDATE […]

Units responding for smoldering house in Salem

At about 11:46 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue, Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to a report of a smoldering house in the 8500 block of Fox River Road in Salem. Per dispatch: This is apparently the house that was used for a practice burn Saturday, though the address is different. […]

Units responding for possble fire in Salem

At about 9:12 p.m. Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a possible fire in the 26800 block of 103rd Place in Salem. UPDATE 9:17 p.m. — Fire unit on the scene reports fire is a large bon fire.

Units responding for rekindling of earlier fire

At about 7:36 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to. Report of a rekindling of a fire in the 8200 block of Fox River Road in Salem. This was the scene of a practice burn of a home earlier in the day. Per dispatch: Flames being reported again […]

Units responding to Salem School for medical call

At about 8:55 p.m. Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to Salem School for a medical call. Per dispatch: Patient is an 81-year-old female who fell.

Representation on Community Library Board may be up for change again

The president of the Community Library Board told the Twin Lakes Village Board Monday that the makeup of the library’s board may be up for changes again. Kevin Fitzgerald, who is president of the library board as well as a Twin Lakes trustee, said the state is seeking to have the library’s agreement among its […]

Salem town chairman 2015 results

Early results show Salem town Chairman Diann D. Tesar holding a comfortable lead over challenger Mike Culat. With one of two polling places reporting, results as of 8:16 p.m. are: Tesar 261 (59%) to Culat 176 (40%). UPDATE 8:33 p.m. — With two of two polling places reporting, results are Tesar  676 (59%) to Culat 474.

Salem town chairman candidate 2015 interviews

Salem voters will be able to cast a ballot in a contested town chairman race on April 7. The candidates are incumbent Diann Tesar and challenger Mike Culat, who is a town supervisor. Here is their biographical information followed by videos of the candidates answering questions. Both interviews were conducted at westofthei.com headquarters: Diann D.Tesar — Age: 56. Education: Masters […]

Units responding to crash in Salem

At 6:10 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 11200 block of Highway 83 in Salem. Per dispatch: Report received of a red car that has driven into a pond. UPDATE 6:12 p.m. — Dispatch reports that fire unit on scene says there is […]

Units responding for smell of gas in building in Salem

At about 4:07 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a smell of natural gas inside an apartment building in the 8700 block of Antioch Road (Highway 83) in Salem. Per dispatch: Two tenants have reported smell. Source of smell is uncertain.

Units responding to burning in Salem

At about 7:49 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue, Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of burning in the 8700 block of Camp Lake Road. Per dispatch: Fire was a controlled burn that got out of control. Fire reportedly approaching a barn. UPDATE 7:51 p.m. — Bristol FD units told […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 9:55 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the the 23500 block of Highway C in Salem. Per dispatch: Vehicle has rolled over and is now on its side. UPDATE 9:58 p.m. — Per fire unit on the scene reporting to dispatch: Vehicle is off the road […]

Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt

The Kiwanis Club of Westosha-Salem held their annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, at Noon, at Salem Grade School.        

Injuries at Salem business

At 9:42  Salem Fire and Rescue and Sheriff’s Department were dispatched for report of two people stabbed at a business in the 12700 block of Antioch Road. Deputies are looking for a suspect who fled the scene.  

Car vs pole

Single car accident 224th Avenue 116th Street at 6:48pm. Car vs pole. Two people transported to the hospital by Salem Fire.

Field fire

4:02 Town of Salem Fire asked for a MABAS box for a field fire at Fox River Park. The box was struck less than 10 minutes later because they quickly brought it under control. Salem and Silver Lake remain on scene putting out hot spots. About 10 acres burned. Salem Fire would like to remind […]

Salem’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt is March 28

Salem’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Community Park, located at 9410 256th Avenue, in Salem on Saturday, March 28, beginning at 11 a.m. The Easter Egg Hunt is for ages 2 -10. The Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance so bring your camera to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Bring your own basket […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 10:40 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a crash in the 25900 block of Highway F in Salem. Per dispatch: Single vehicle has struck a tree. One person still in the car, conscious and breathing, deputy on the scene reports.

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