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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 […]

Spring Election 2017: Salem Lakes to have contests for trustee and president

The new village of Salem Lakes will see all its municipal seats with contests in the spring election, the first for the new village that will be the result of a merger of the village of Silver Lake and the town of Salem. Technically the seats to be filled are the ones that would have […]

Units responding for investigation in Salem

At about 10:30 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding for an investigation in the 23200 block of 82nd Street in Salem. Per dispatch: Homeowner reporting slight smell of natural gas. Occupants have evacuated. Dispatch contacting utility company. UPDATE 11:10 a.m. — Utility crew on the scene and fire units returning to quarters.

Units responding to crash in Salem

At about 10:10 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the 26400 block of 85th Street (Highway F) in Salem (near Silver Lake County Park). Per dispatch: A single vehicle has struck a tree. An occupant may be pinned in the vehicle. UPDATE 10:15 a.m. — Town […]

Silver Lake Village Board OKs memo regarding clerks and election work

The Silver Lake Village Board has approved an agreement with Salem that should bring some additional election expertise into the village government in time for the historic first voting for offices in the new village of Salem Lakes. The Village Board last Wednesday unanimously approved a memo of understanding between the village and Salem and […]

UPDATE: Identity of person who died in Tuesday crash released

The identity of the person who died in a crash on Highway SA Tuesday afternoon has been released by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. Irmalicia Trevino, 20, of Paddock Lake was pronounced dead at the scene, said a KCSD media release. From the media release (some edits made): On December 20, 2016 at 2:38 PM, […]

Silver Lake to discuss resignation of trustee

The agenda for Silver Lake’s Village Board meeting on Wednesday includes an item to discuss the resignation of a trustee. A lengthy agenda includes the following: “Discussion and possible action on the resignation of Trustee Dan Withers.” An email message sent last week to Withers about his status on the Village Board was not answered. […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 1:09 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a crash in the 8700 block of Fox River Road in Salem. Per dispatch: Caller says vehicle is off the road. There are reportedly no injuries.

Units responding for fire in Salem

At about 4:07 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a fire in the 8200 block of Antioch Road in Salem. Per dispatch: Vehicle fully engulfed in flames in a parking lot has been reported. UPDATE 4:13 p.m. — Salem F/R command requests northbound Antioch Road be […]

Santa Comes to Salem 2016 coverage (PHOTOS)

Santa came to Salem to visit youngsters at Town Hall Saturday. Besides chatting with Santa and maybe having their photo taken, youngsters also could make a variety of crafts, color, make reindeer food and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. Town of Salem Fire/Rescue also was giving rides on a fire truck. Raffle tickets with proceeds […]

Silver Lake considers ordinances to change name and absorb Salem

The Silver Lake Village Board on Wednesday considered two more items on the road to its planned merger with the town of Salem. The Village Board had first readings of an ordinance that will change the name of the village to Salem Lakes and an ordinance attaching all of the current town of Salem to the village. Both […]

Santa comes to Salem is Dec. 10

Santa is coming to Salem on Dec. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Salem Town Hall. The event will include pictures with Santa (bring your own camera), children’s crafts, coloring contest and refreshments. The event also will be a Toys for  Tots collection point. Salem Town Hall is located at 9814 Antioch Road, Salem.

Units responding for report of fire in Salem

At about 6:07 p.m. Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a possible fire in the 8100 block of 235th Avenue in Salem. Per dispatch: A possible fire that can be seen inside a window of a home reported. UPDATE about 6:09 p.m. […]

Here’s how to run for Salem Lakes village offices in April

Those looking to run for office in April in the new combined village of Salem Lakes will have some special procedures to follow. The cooperative plan calling for a merger of Salem and Silver Lake into the new village of Salem Lakes recently was approved by the state Department of Administration. When the merger takes […]

UPDATE: Man dies from injuries in Monday crash in Salem

The man who sustained serious injuries as the result of a crash on Highway K in Salem on Monday has died. Cody L. Grinus, 18, of Kenosha, was transported by ambulance to  St. Catherine’s Hospital in Pleasant Prairie where he later died, said a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department media release. The other occupant of the vehicle, Cody […]

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