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Salem and Silver Lake approve merger agreement

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 […]

Merged Silver Lake/Salem village to be named Salem Lakes

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. […]

Opinions on library board make-up still differ between Paddock Lake and Salem

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 […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

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.

Salem Public Safety Officer Michael Ventura memorial coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

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 […]

Name of Salem officer killed in crash released

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 […]

Salem Public Safety officer dies in crash

A Salem Public Safety officer died in a crash on Highway 50 in Salem Friday evening, Kenosha-based public radio station WGTD is reporting. The officer’s name was not released. Here is the full WGTD story. The crash scene a little east of Highway B snarled traffic for hours afterwards. At its height, westbound traffic on […]

Crash in Salem

At 6:28 p.m., Heather Deegen reports Salem Fire/Rescue is on the scene of a crash at Highways AH and 83 in Salem. From a photo of the scene it appears at least two vehicles are invovled.

July 6, 2016 lake test results: All tested beaches open

Weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes showed E.coli levels below beach warning or closure levels. Results reported Wednesday, July 6 by the Kenosha County Health Department were: Salem — Silver Lake County Park, 84 E.coli/100 mL. Paddock Lake — Old Settlers Park, 20 E.coli/100 mL; North Shore Beach Association, 44 E.coli/100 mL; Hoag Beach, 2 E.coli/100 mL; PHLA Beach, […]

Public hearing is Wednesday on Salem/Silver Lake cooperative plan

If you have an opinion on the proposed Salem/Silver Lake cooperative plan designed to result in a merger of the two municipalities, then Wednesday is your opportunity to be heard on the record. Salem and Silver Lake will host a joint public hearing on Wednesday, July 6, at 7 p.m. at the Salem Town Hall, 9814 Antioch Road, Salem. […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At 10:24 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a crash in the 28400 block of Silver Lake Road in Salem. Per dispatch: Single motorcyclist down. UPDATE 10:47 p.m. — Deputy requests tow for motorcycle.

Salem Town Board questions Public Safety Department traffic initiative

A traffic patrol initiative, driven by a grant, that has increased patrol by Salem Public Safety officers on Highway 50 drew questions from the Salem Town Board at Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting. Board members were upset that they had not been told of the grant program and that plans were to increase traffic […]

Coverage of Salem merger informational forum #1

Over 50 people turned out for the first of two informational forums on the proposed Salem-Silver Lake merger Thursday. Those in attendance heard a presentation on the process and were able to ask questions and make statements. Only one person who spoke seemed hostile to the plan. She contended that Salem becoming part of a village […]

Refinancing of Salem town highway/fire department building bond saves over $1.5 million

Like a homeowner trying to loosen up the household budget a little, Salem has refinanced the bond for the highway department/fire station building in Trevor. Due to the size of the project, the savings is likely bigger than one might realize from any kitchen table calculation on the average Western Kenosha County mortgage. The town will save over $1.5 million, […]

Salem responding for a rescue call

At 3:13 pm Town of Salem Fire and Rescue responding 25100 blk of 72nd St.for difficulty breathing.

Salem lays out timeline for merger with Silver Lake process

Salem has laid out in a mailing to town addresses a timeline for its proposed merger with Silver Lake. If all goes as planned, the two should be one by Feb. 14, 2017, the mailer says. The Salem Town Board and Silver Lake Village Board have both independently passed motions to explore a cooperative boundary agreement as […]

Units responding for fire in Salem

At about 6:50 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding for a report of trees on fire in the 6100 block of Highway 75 in Salem. Per dispatch: Fire was reported by a passerby. Should be on east side of Highway 75 south of Highway k (60th Street). UPDATE 6:54 a.m. — Fire unit […]

Units responding for crash along Salem-Bristol border

At about 7:33 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a crash in aout the 21600 block of Highway 50 along the Bristol-Salem border. Per dispatch: Crash involves a motorcyclist who has struck a deer. UPDATE about 7:35 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports two people on […]

Flight for Life presents Town of Salem Fire/Rescue with 2015 Scene Call of the Year Award

Town of Salem Fire/Rescue on Tuesday was presented with the Scene Call of the Year Award for 2015 by Flight For Life-McHenry Base. The presentation was made at Salem Fire Station No. 1 in Trevor. The Flight For Life Transport System is provided by the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center and headquartered in Waukesha with bases in Waukesha/Milwaukee and […]

Salem and Twin Lakes in special traffic enforcement deployment

Salem has released the following statement regarding an increased traffic enforcement initiative in Salem and Twin Lakes: The Town of Salem Public Safety Office in conjunction with Twin Lakes Police Department will in their own jurisdictions be participating in a special traffic enforcement deployment. This concentrated effort of traffic enforcement will begin May 23 rd and run through […]

Silver Lake and Paddock Lake approve new Community Library Board arrangement

Silver Lake and Paddock Lake have approved a new joint operating agreement for the Community Library that will realign how Library Board members are distributed among the five member municipalities. Both approvals came at the municipalities’ respective village board meetings Wednesday. Twin Lakes also approved the agreement Monday. Under the new agreement, there will be a 10-member governing […]

Units responding for investigation in Salem

At about 8:59 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding or an investigation in the 25200 block of 75th Street in Salem. Per dispatch: A strong odor has been reported.

Units responding to report of burning in Salem

At about 4:23 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of burning at 225th Avenue and 223rd Court in Salem. UPDATE 4:35 p.m. — Fire units returning to quarters; burning ordinance being observed.

Local fire departments responding to Burlington for mutual aid

At about 3:40 p.m., Western Kenosha County fire departments are responding for a MABAS box alarm for a structure fire in Burlington. Due to respond to the scene in the 29200 block of Ketterhagen Road are Town of Wheatland Fire Department with an engine and a chief. Due to respond for change of quarters are […]

Salem Town Board upholds roundabout opposition

The Salem Town Board has  upheld its opposition to a roundabout at the Highway C and Highway 83 intersection. A motion to rescind a resolution passed by the board in November 2015 opposing the roundabout failed Monday by a 2-3 vote. Chairman Diann Tesar and Supervisor Dennis Faber voted in favor of rescinding and Supervisors […]

Silver Lake passes comprehensive plan resolution; timeframe for process that could unite it with Salem outlined

A plan authorizing the preparation of a  cooperative plan between Salem and Silver Lake was passed unanimously by the Silver Lake Village Board at a special meeting Thursday night. A similar resolution was passed by Salem Town Board at a special meeting Monday. Part of the plan is expected to be a boundary agreement that […]

No discussion of joint plan with Salem at Silver Lake Village Board committee meeting; on agenda for action Thursday night

The Silver Lake Village Board had a resolution authorizing the preparation of a cooperative plan with Salem on the agenda of its regularly scheduled committee of the whole meeting Wednesday night. That’s the monthly meeting designed for discussion of matters that might make it to a future regular board meeting for formal action. The plan could be used […]

Salem approves resolution to explore cooperative plan with Silver Lake

Note: This story has been edited from its original version to more accurately reflect the language in the resolution. — DH The Salem Town Board on Monday took the first step in a process that ultimately could make Salem and Silver Lake one municipality again, bringing village status to Salem in the process. The board unanimously […]

Town of Salem and Wis. DNR sponsoring boater’s safety courses

Boater’s safety courses sponsored by the Town of Salem Water Patrol and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will take place: May 14 and 15. June 4 and 5. Time for both courses is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Must attend both days on your chosen weekend (not both weekends). The course will take place […]

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