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, […]
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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. […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
A Paddock Lake village trustee is proposing a two-pronged approach to bring a conclusion to the ongoing Community Library Board make-up issue. At a committee of the whole meeting Wednesday, Trustee Kathy Christenson proposed asking Salem to approve a 10-member governing board, which Paddock Lake favors, or submit a 9-member proposal to Paddock Lake. Paddock […]
At about 12:48 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a crash in the 23300 block of Highway 50 in Salem. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. At least one injury being reported.
The Salem Town Board in a split vote at Monday’s regular board meeting withdrew from a state grant program targeting the enforcement of speed and seat belt laws. Supervisors Ted Kmiec, Dan Campion and Mike Culat voted to withdraw; Chairman Diann Tesar and Supervisor Dennis Faber voted against withdrawing. The WISE grant raised questions from the board in June, […]
Town of Salem Fire and Rescue responding for a fire alarm at Benet Lake 5:07 pm. Confirmed false alarm 5:12 pm.
The Salem Town Board and the Silver Lake Village Board on Wednesday both adopted a cooperative plan that will ultimately result in the two municipalities becoming a single village. Both boards’ votes — made at separate, simultaneous meetings — were unanimous. No public comment was on the agenda of either meeting. But the outcome of the […]
The name of the new village created by the merger of Salem and Silver Lake will be Salem Lakes. That was perhaps the most anticipated news from the release on Monday of the latest draft of the cooperative plan that if approved locally and passes state review will make the two municipalities one as of Feb. […]
Despite a looming deadline for holding back state funding, there still is not a consensus opinion on how to move forward with the make-up of the Community Library. The issue comes down to differing opinions of Paddock Lake and Salem officials. Officials from the other three Community Library member municipalities — Twin Lakes, Randall and […]
At about 2:06 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a crash in the 28000 block of Silver Lake Road in Salem.
A memorial service for Salem Public Safety Officer Michael Ventura was held at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha Wednesday morning. Ventura died as the result of a traffic crash while on duty on Highway 50 in Salem Friday evening. The service was held in the Madrigrano Auditorium at the college, where Ventura just completed the police academy in […]
Salem Public Safety Chief praises Ventura as good officer and asks public for time for grieving and investigation
Salem Public Safety Department Chief David Shortess, at a press conference Monday, praised Officer Michael Ventura, who died in a crash on Highway 50 in Salem while on duty Friday, as a good officer that he had confidence in. Shortess also asked the public to give the department and Ventura’s family time to grieve and for […]
The name of the Salem Public Safety officer who died in a crash on Highway 50 Friday evening has been released. Officer Michael Ventura died in the single vehicle crash, said a media release from the Town of Salem. The release offered no information about how the crash occurred, saying the incident was “under investigation […]