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Units responding to accident

4:55 p.m. – Salem Fire and Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue are responding to a rollover accident in the 30700 block of Hwy 50. 5:00 p.m. – Witness reports SUV hit median.  Report from scene; one patient, out of the vehicle no extrication required.  Northeast lanes of Hwy 50 are blocked.

Units responding for CO alarm in Salem

At 3:39 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to the 8100 block of 247th Avenue in Salem for a carbon monoxide alarm. Per dispatch: Alarm was reported by a resident who was not experiencing symptoms of carbon monoxide.

Salem Town Board accepts donation of property along Camp Lake Road

The Salem Town Board accepted a donation of property in Camp Lake at a special board meeting last week. The property is located at 9607 Camp Lake Road. It was owned by Wells Fargo Bank. It currently has no structures. Town officials were not quite sure why the property was offered to the town. “I guess […]

CHS grad Abbie Reeves lone returning starter for UW-Whitewater 2014-15 basketball team

Abbie Reeves, a graduate of Central High School in Paddock Lake and a finance/general management major at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, is set to begin the 2014-15 season as a member of the Warhawks’ women’s basketball team. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s basketball team will have a new look in 2014-15. With just one returning […]

Salem Fire/Rescue to host CPR/AED course Nov. 20

The Town of Salem Fire /Rescue Department will be hosting an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR /AED course on Nov. 20. 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, […]

Units responding to crash in Salem

At about 4:26 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 27100 block of Highway F in Salem. Per dispatch: Two cars involved just west of Silver Lake County Park. UPDATE 4:31 p.m. — Fire units arriving on scene reports moderate damage to both vehicles.

Units responding for crash in Salem

At 8:08 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 83 and AH in Salem. UPDATE 8:09 a.m. — Engine standing down and ambulance responding. Airbags were deployed in crash.

Salem electors, Town Board pass tax levy with 4.83% increase

Salem electors and Town Board members passed a tax levy for 2015 of $3,767,913 at meetings Wednesday night. The 2015 levy represents a 4.83 percent increase over 2014. There was little discussion about the budget at the electors meeting, with only two residents asking questions. The budget and levy was passed by electors unanimously. The Town Board […]

Salem Town Board doesn’t act on ATV routes

The Salem Town Board on Monday chose to take no further action regarding designating ATV routes on some town roads. The lack of action came after a last round of citizen comments on both sides of the issue during Monday’s regular Town Board meeting. Last Tuesday, a referendum asking whether residents wanted to allow ATV use […]

Units responding for chimney fire in Salem

At about 4:03 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’d deputies are responding to a report of a chimney fire in the 8400 block of 235th Avenue in Salem. Per dispatch: Caler originally reported flames from chimney but later reported only embers. UPDATE 4:09 p.m. — Deputy on scene and […]

Salem not going to take a position on Highways 83 & C intersection

The Salem Town Board is not going to take a formal position on what improvement plan it favors for the Highways 83 and C intersection, at least for now. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is planning for improvements at the intersection. WisDOT representatives unveiled a roundabout option and a improved signal option at a Oct. […]

Units responding for alarm at Salem School

At about 7:24 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a supervisory fire alarm at Salem School. UPDATE 7:25 p.m. — Per dispatch: Contact at school says it was a pulled false alarm.

Deputy responding for cows along Highway K

At 12:12 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of three cows in the road in the 27000 block of Highway K along the Salem-Brighton border.

Salem ATV referendum results

Salem voters had the chance in today’s election to weigh-in on whether ATVs should be allowed to use designated routes on roadways in the town. The referendum is non-binding. At 8:51, with one of two polls reporting incomplete results: No 904 to Yes  614. The need to hand count paper ballots that were cast at Salem Town Hall […]

Today is Election Day

Voters will be going to the polls Tuesday to decide federal and state partisan elections. Silver Lake, Salem and Paddock Lake also have referendums on the ballot and there is a countywide referendum as well. Polls will be open today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Note: westofthei.com will be following all of the election results […]

Fall Election 2014: Several local referendums on ballot

The fall partisan election typically doesn’t hold a lot of significance when it comes to strictly local issues. Sure that election decides state and federal offices — even president every four years — and those are important offices, but they’re not local. This year, that’s definitely not the case with a countywide referendum and referendums in three municipalities on controversial issues. Here’s […]

2014 trick or treat hours round-up

It’s time to make sure you have the right hours carved out for trick or treating with the youngsters this year. Most municipalities that set hours chose from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 as the official trick or treat hours. This includes Bristol, Salem, Paddock Lake, Twin Lakes, Randall and Silver Lake. Official […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At 8:54 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the 11100 block of Antioch Road (Highway 83) in Salem for a crash. Per dispatch: Three cars involved; multiple injuries. UPDATE 8:56 p.m. — Personnel at the scene requests a second ambulance respond to the scene. UPDATE 8:57 p.m. — Deputy […]

WisDOT rolls out plans for Highways 83 & C intersection improvement

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation unveiled alternatives for improving safety at the Highways 83 and C intersection at a public open house meeting Thursday at Salem Town Hall. Two alternatives were presented: Construction of a roundabout. Retaining traffic signals, but changing the configuration of the intersection. DOT officials say the intersection has a high number […]

Units responding to crash in Salem

At about 7:10 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a crash at Highways 83 and AH in Salem. Per dispatch: A black, four-door vehicle reportedly struck a traffic standard and knocked it down. UPDATE 7:12 p.m. — Rescue unit on scene reports that vehicle appears to have left the scene. UPDATE 7:13 p.m. […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At 10:37 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highways 83 and C in Salem. Per dispatch: Crash involves a car and a motorcycle. UPDATE 10:40 a.m. — Deputy blocking eastbound traffic on Highway C. UPDATE 10:45 a.m. — Tows requested by deputies for both vehicles. UPDATE […]

Salem Fire/Rescue responding for mutual aid to Antioch

At about 8:40 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue is responding to a mutual aid request from the Antioch Fire Department for a structure fire in the 42900 block of North Lake Avenue in Antioch. Salem is being requested to respond with a tanker.

2014 Salem Pumpkindaze coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The fourth annual Salem Pumpkindaze community festival is taking place Saturday. Early in the day activities included a craft and vendor sale, children’s activities, fire and law enforcement equipment displays, food, the Salem Has Talent youth talent show, pony rides, a petting zoo and more. For the evening, live music performances by Kyle Young and Bella […]

Roundabout among options considered for Highway 83/C intersection

Highways C and 83, Salem Constructing a roundabout is one of the alternatives under consideration by the state Department of Transportation for the Highway 83 and Highway C intersection in Salem. The DOT announced this week that they will hold an informational open house next week to present improvement plans for the Highway 83/C intersection and the […]

WisDOT to host meeting Oct. 23 about Highway 83 intersections improvements

Brass Ball Corners, Highway 50 and Highways 83/75, Paddock Lake The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be hosting a meeting next week to discuss planned improvements to two intersections along Highway 83 in Salem and Paddock Lake. From the WisDOT announcement: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will be conducting a public involvement meeting to discuss […]

Units responding to crash along Highway K

At about 4:56 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highway K and 288th Avenue (Highway B) along the Salem-Brighton border. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. UPDATE 5 p.m. — Deputy at the scene reports one possible injury. UPDATE 5:02 p.m. — Deputy requesting tow […]

Deputy responding for wandering sheep report

At 6:58 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding for a report of a sheep wandering in the road way in the 21600 block of Highway 50 near the Bristol/Salem border. UPDATE 7:09 a.m. — Deputy on scene but has not located any loose sheep.

Salem’s PumpkinDaze is Oct. 18

Salem’s 3rd Annual PumpkinDaze Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. The festival will feature music from Kyle Young and Bella Cain providing live music from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. There is a $5 cover charge at 6 p.m. A portion of proceeds from the event will benefit the Sharing Center and Kenosha Country Foster Care Parent Association. An Artisan/Craft/Vendor Fair  […]

ATC officials present latest changes to route for high voltage transmission lines

Officials from American Transmission Company have come forward with some more changes to the routes they are proposing for a high voltage transmission line between a substation in Bristol and one in Lake Geneva. Highlights of the most recent changes to the routes within Western Kenosha County include: A return of a line along Highway O […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 11:18 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 21800 block of Highway AH in Salem. Per dispatch: Two vehicles, a Jeep and an SUV, are involved. There may be injuries. UPDATE 11:26 a.m. — Second ambulance being dispatched. UPDATE 11:45 a.m. […]

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