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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.

Incorporation obstacles exist, but creative tools available Salem told

Two state Department of Administration officials who deal with municipal incorporation told the Salem Town Board Wednesday that moving from being a town to a village has its obstacles, but creativity can help overcome them and achieve the original goals of looking at incorporation. Erich Schmidtke and Rene Powers of municipal review division of intergovernmental relations […]

Units investigating gas odor report along Salem-Brighton border

At about 11:32 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to a report of a gas odor in the 31000 block of 60th Street (Highway K) along the Salem-Brighton border. Per dispatch: Caller reporting alarms going of in residence. Occupants have evacuated.

Units responding to smoke in Salem

At about 9:37 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Brsitol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff”s deputies are responding to a report of smoke in an attic of a business in the 23600 block of 84th Street in Salem.

Units responding to dumpster fire in Salem

At about 1:40 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to an outside trash container fire at a business in the 26200 block of 75th Street in Salem. Per dispatch: Fire is visible in the contianer, which is about 100 feet from the building. UPDATE 1:48 p.m. — Fire units arriving on scene confirms flames showing from trash […]

Salem asked to wait on library payment

A representative of the Community Library Board asked the Salem Town Board on Wednesday to hold off on making any move on its elector approved donation of $50,000 toward a new Silver Lake library branch. Gail Peckler-Dziki, a member of the library board from Salem, said the library is currently trying to work out a […]

Still room in Salem Fire/Rescue CPR/AED course that starts tonight

There are still some spots in the Town of Salem Fire /Rescue Department hosted American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR /AED course that starts tonight at 6 p.m. 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 […]

Units responding for chimney fire in Salem

At about 5:56 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a possible chimney fire in the 24600 block of 82nd Street in Salem. Per dispatch: Caller said they were alerted by a neighbor to flames from their chimney, but they do not see any and they […]

Salem agrees to join Southeastern Wisconsin Fox River Comission

Salem is the latest Western Kensoha County municipality to agree to join the Southeastern Wisconsin Fox River Commission — if the state legislature concurs. The river commission was created by the state legislature in 1997. It “has supported numerous projects within the planning area and has contributed approximately $1.25 million to projects that help improve the […]

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