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Units responding to fire along Brighton-Salem Lakes border

At about 6 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in the 29900 block of 60th Street (Highway K) along the Salem Lakes-Brighton border. Per dispatch: A skid steer loader is on fire. UPDATE 6:06 p.m. — Per dispatch: Equipment fully engulfed in fire. UPDATE 6:12 […]

Salem Lakes distributes sheriff’s department alert about garage, vehicle break-ins

The village of Salem Lakes distributed an alert Wednesday from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department concerning vehicle and garage break-ins in the area. The message, distributed by Salem Lakes village Clerk Cindi Dulaney read: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s office has asked that we spread the information below to residents of the Village of Salem Lakes.  Due to […]

Salem Lakes approves $10,000 purchase of service funding agreement with The Sharing Center for 2018

The Salem Lakes Village Board approved a $10,000 purchase of service funding agreement for 2018 with The Sharing Center. The unanimous approval came at Monday’s regular Village Board meeting. Sharon Pomaville, the center’s executive director, had requested $20,000. That request was written last fall when the area was still dealing with flooding recovery and ultimate […]

Exemption to sex offender residency ordinance fails after Salem Lakes Village Board deadlocks

A request for an exemption to the village’s sex offender residency was rejected Monday when the Salem Lakes Village Board deadlocked on the issue. Nicholas Fitzpatrick was seeking the exemption to live at a Trevor residence. That address was within 880 feet of the village owned parcel known as Jason’s Pond. That property is considered […]

Caution removed for Silver Lake County Park Beach after re-test

A swimming caution has been lifted for Silver Lake County Park Beach in Salem Lakes after testing from Wednesday showed lower E.coli levels. Testing from Wednesday showed 4 E.coli/100 mL at Silver Lake County Park Beach. Cautions are issued for results of more than 235 E.coli/100 mL. Beaches are closed to swimming for a test result […]

Open burning bans lifted in Wheatland, Salem Lakes, Paddock Lake, Brighton

The fire chiefs for Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Town of Wheatland Fire Department have cancelled open burning bans that were issued earlier this week in their respective coverage areas. That action affects Salem Lakes, Paddock Lake, Brighton and Wheatland. In announcing the cancelling of the Wheatland ban, town Clerk Sheila Siegler reminded residents there to […]

2018 Salem Lakes Spring Clean-Up coverage (PHOTOS)

A record crowd of volunteers participated in the 2018 Salem Lakes Spring Clean-Up Sunday. Those participating in the event — a continuation of the annual volunteer Silver Lake event organized by Allen Dunski — picked up trash in  a number of areas of the village, including along Highways W and AH, near the boat launch on […]

Open burning ban issued for Salem Lakes, Paddock Lake and Brighton

Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue Chief Mike Slover has enacted a ban on open burning  in the three municipalities protected by the department — Salem Lakes, Paddock Lake and Brighton. Slover issued the following statement regarding the ban Tuesday evening: Following discussions with other Fire Department officials I respectfully am placing a burn ban on open burning effective […]

Units responding for fire in Salem Lakes

At about 8:02 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a grass fire in the 9700 block of Highway B on Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: Fire is along the Fox River and not near any structures. UPDATE about 8:09 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on scene confirms fire, perhaps several acres. […]

2018 Salem Lakes Spring Clean-up is April 29

Volunteers are being sought to help do a little spring cleaning around Salem Lakes on April 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a continuation of the annual volunteer Silver Lake event organized by Allen Dunski. Volunteers will begin the day with a meeting and supply grab at Fox River Park. They will […]

Units responding for fire in Salem Lakes

At about 6:43 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue, Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Silver lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in the 30600 block of Geneva Road (Highway 50)in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: Smoke coming from the second story of building being reported. UPDATE 6:45 p.m. […]

Spring election 2018: It’s election day!

Western Kenosha County residents will be going to the polls Tuesday to vote in the 2018 spring non-partisan election. Polls throughout our area open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Contested races on are the ballot for: County supervisor in Dist. 18, Dist. 20, Dist. 21, Dist. 22 and Dist. 23. Salem Lakes […]

Spring Election 2018: Salem Lakes trustee candidates Q&A

Voters in the village of Salem Lakes will be able to vote in a contested election for village trustee on April 3. A Feb. 20 primary election narrowed an initial field of seven to six. Up for election are three at-large seats on the Village Board. Voters on April 3 will be able to vote […]

2018 Salem Lakes egg hunt and Eggstravagansa coverage (PHOTOS)

Salem Lakes hosted its Easter egg hunt and Eggstravaganza Saturday. While both events were also held last year, this year both were on the same day. The egg hunt took place at Schmalfeldt Park in Silver Lake at 10 a.m. That was followed by the Eggstravagansa at Salem Lakes Village Hall at 11 a.m. A new […]

Salem Lakes approves funding fireworks for Summer Beats 2018

The Salem Lakes Village Board on Monday approved spending $10,000 for fireworks during the Summer Beats festival. The display will take place over Silver Lake on June 23, as part of the village organized festival. The cost is the same as last year’s display and will be done by the same company. That display received […]

Salem Lakes Easter events March 24

Salem Lakes has a pair of Easter events coming up March 24. An Easter egg hunt will take place at 10 a.m. in Schmalfeldt Park, 383 Railroad Street, Silver Lake. At 11 a.m., the village’s Easter Eggstravaganza gets underway at Salem Lakes Village Hall, 9814 Antioch Road, Salem. The event, which will continue to 1 […]

Salem Lakes approves exemption to sex offender residency ordinance

The Salem Lakes Village Board granted an exemption to the village’s sex offender residency ordinance at a special meeting Monday night. The exemption for Daniel Frank Olszewski, 36, to be allowed to live with his mother was approved unanimously, with Trustee Bob Raymond absent.  Trustee Michael Culat moved to grant the exemption and Trustee Ted Kmiec […]

Fire call

About 2:05 pm Salem Lakes Fire responded for a small grass fire in a remote area of Silver Lake Park. It was extinguished and all units cleared. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Salem Lakes denies permit for fireworks store

The Salem Lakes Village Board denied a request for a conditional use permit to sell fireworks on a property on Antioch Road in the Cross Lake neighborhood. The owner of the property at 12425 Antioch Road (Highway 83), Trevor, and Black Bull Fireworks of East Troy sought the permit. The permit was rejected by the board […]

Local fire departments responding for aid to Somers

At about 11:32 a.m., Western Kenosha County fire departments are among those responding for a box alarm activated by Somers Fire and Rescue for a structure fire in the 2400 block of 100th Avenue in Somers. Due to respond are: Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue with an ambulance to man a station and Paris Fire and Rescue […]

Inaugural Salem Lakes Polka Night coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Salem Lakes Village Hall was alive with the sound of polka music and dancing feet Saturday at the village’s Inaugural Polka Night . The fist time event was hosted by the Salem Lakes Park Commission. Besides the music and dancing, those who attended were able to enjoy birthday cake for the village, which was celebrated its first […]

Units responding for crash in Salem Lakes

At about 3:40 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Silver Lakes Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 7900 block of Shorewood Drive in Salem Lakes. UPDATE 3:43 p.m. — Unit from Salem Lakes Station No. 2 in Salem requested to respond. UPDATE 3:45 p.m. — Crash […]

Spring Election 2018: Results in Salem Lakes trustee primary

Salem Lakes held a primary election Tuesday to narrow a field of seven trustee candidates to six for the April 3 election. Here are some early results with 1 of 3 polls reporting: Dennis Faber 155 (23%) Ron Gandt 108 (16%) Amee Janus 98 (15%) Bill Hopkins 90 (14%) Laura Francart 87 (13%) John M. McEntegart 59 (9%) Joe Wade 57 (9%) […]

Spring Election 2018: It’s Primary Election Day!

It’s Spring Primary Election Day today for non-partisan offices. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Salem Lakes has a primary election for village trustee, with the field of seven candidates to be narrowed to six. Statewide there is a primary for Supreme Court justice.   Note: westofthei.com will be providing results of […]

Salem Lakes to host polka night Feb. 24

Salem Lakes is hosting its Inaugural Polka Night on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 6-8 p.m. at Salem Lakes Village Hall. All skill levels are welcome. There will be light refreshments and The Derrick Ziegenbien Band will provide the music. All ages are invited; admission is free. The event is hosted by the Salem Lakes Park Commission. […]

Spring Election 2018: Salem Lakes trustee primary questionnaire answers

Voters in the village of Salem Lakes will be able to vote in a primary election for village trustee on Feb. 20. The primary election will narrow the field of seven to six, who will appear on the ballot for the April 3 general election to fill three at-large seats on the Village Board. Salem […]

Effort to create new development agency with local TID revenue dies

An effort in the state legislature to create a new Kenosha and Racine counties economic development agency funded by 1 percent of tax increment district revenue from TIDs in those counties will not be adopted, state Rep. Samantha Kerkman said Wednesday. What killed it was a consensus of municipalities in those counties that the plan […]

Deputy responding for low wire in Salem Lakes

At about 8:28 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a low hanging wire over Highway F near Highway FR in Salem Lakes. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Units on scene with vehicle fire in Salem Lakes

At about 8:30 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are on the scene of a vehicle fire along Highway 50 in Salem Lakes. I don’t have a specific address, but radio transmissions suggest it is somewhere in the general area of the 26000 block of Highway 50. Fire command reported to dispatch firefighters initially attempted to […]

Units responding to Silver Lake Park for fires

At about 5:45 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of fires at Silver Lake County Park in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: Three small fires are being reported by a caller at the park on the ground near the soccer fields. UPDATE 6:13 p.m. — Fire department units clearing the scene. Share6 Tweet […]

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