Posts under ‘Salem Lakes’

June 21, 2017 Lake test results: Caution at Paddock-Hooker Lakes Assoc. beach on Paddock Lake; others open

Weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes have one beach under a swimming caution due to high E.coli levels. Testing on Tuesday at Paddock-Hooker Lake Association beach on Paddock Lake returned a result of 961 E.coli/100 mL. The county Division of Health will re-sample at PHLA beach Wednesday. All other lakes tested this week are open. […]

Bristol approves joint fire department efficiency study

The Bristol Village Board on Monday kicked off what is expected to to be a cooperative effort by five Kenosha County municipalities to study improved efficiency in delivering fire and rescue services. The Bristol Village Board unanimously approved a cooperative agreement for the procurement of a joint fire/rescue efficiency study to also include Paris, Salem Lakes […]

Salem Lakes still working on water patrol

Salem Lakes is still putting together a way to have water patrol on village lakes this summer, perhaps even before the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The Village Board received on update on that effort at a special meeting Tuesday evening at Salem Town Hall. Village administrator Patrick Casey said village staff is still working to […]

Off and on again Salem Lakes meeting on Tuesday to discuss and maybe decide Public Safety Dept. and water patrol fates

Clearly the Salem Lakes Village Board is ready to again take up the issue of the Public Safety Department and water patrol. The question — over the last few days anyway — has been when. On Sunday, the village issued notice of a special Village Board meeting to be held Monday at 7 p.m. That […]

Identity of man who died in crash with school bus released

The identity of a man who died after a van he was driving rear-ended a school bus in Trevor on Friday has been released. The driver of the van was Peter Thomas Marsalek, 21, of Antioch, said a statement from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department released Monday. The bus had just picked up a student in […]

American Legion Post #293 invites participants in Silver Lake Memorial Day Parade

The members of Schultz-Hahn American Legion Post #293 is seeking participants in the post’s Annual Silver Lake Memorial Day Parade on May 29. A Memorial Service will follow the parade in the front of the American Legion Hall, and refreshments will be served immediately following the service. All fire and rescue units will line up along School Street […]

Salem Lakes to move forward with bonds for sewer projects

The Salem Lakes Village Board on Monday authorized moving ahead with issuing $3.69 million in bonds for upcoming sewer projects. Village administrator Patrick Casey explained: “A few years back the Town created a ten year sewer utility master plan that identify projects necessary to keep the collection and treatment process sound and reliable. The Town […]

Salem Lakes adopts new boat launch fees

The Salem Lakes Village Board enacted new boat launch fees at its regular meeting Monday night. The action was needed because Salem Lakes predecessor municipalities — Salem and Silver Lake — each had different fees. The new fees for all launches where a fee is collected will be: Daily fees – Resident $5, non-resident $7. […]

Units responding to crash along Brighton-Salem Lakes border

At about 6:48 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 28600 block of Highway K along the Salem Lakes-Brighton border. UPDATE 6:54 p.m. — Deputy requests tow for one vehicle.

Salem Lakes to have separate clerk and treasurer positions

The Salem Lakes Village Board split the office of clerk/treasurer into separate clerk and treasurer positions. The action was taken at a special meeting Wednesday, with Trustee Bill Hopkins voting no and village President Diann Tesar not casing a vote. Trustee Laura Francart was absent, but excused. The new arrangement will be more like Salem, […]

Salem Lakes to pursue water patrol with deputies and civilian code enforcement crew

The Salem Lakes Village Board Wednesday agreed to move forward with hiring sheriff’s deputies as independent contractors for water patrol and pursuing the creation of a civilian code enforcement staff. The direction came at a special meeting. Trustee Laura Francart was absent, but excused. If both of those plans come to be, it appears to […]

Salem Lakes schedules special meeting for Wednesday; discussion of Public Safety on agenda

The Salem Lakes Village Board will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at Salem Town Hall 9814, Antioch Road, Salem. The agenda includes eight items for discussion and possible action. Included on the agenda is  continued discussion on suspension of the Public Safety Department and/or Water Patrol. The agenda also […]

Salem Firefighter Association spaghetti dinner is April 30

Salem Firefighter Association will be hosting a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dinner will be held at Village of Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue Station No. 2, 8339 Antioch Road, Salem. The public is invited to eat spaghetti and tour the station. Cost will be $8 for adults, $5 for […]

Salem Lakes Village Board suspends public safety department operations

The Salem Lakes Village Board on Wednesday suspended the operation of its Public Safety Department until further discussion about the future role of the department can be held. The motion to suspend was made by Trustee Mike Culat and was seconded by Trustee Dan Campion. The suspension passed with a 6 to 1 vote, with […]

Cub Scouts Pack 328 to run to benefit Special Olympics

Salem Lakes Cub Scouts Pack 328 are partnering with the Special Olympics of Wisconsin. The Cub Scouts have formed a team to run in the Run with the Cops race at University of Wisconsin-Parkside on April 22. That event is benefiting Special Olympics of Wisconsin. Some Salem Lakes Scouts will run in the evening 5K others […]

Salem Community Park to be site for large area search drill on April 23

Town of Salem Fire/Rescue will be holding a drill in a Salem Lakes park on April 23. The department will be holding a drill of a large area search for a missing person from roughly noon to 4 p.m. at Salem Community Park 9410 256th Ave.  The department will be utilizing both entrances to the […]

Units responding for crash in Salem Lakes

At about 9:20 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 28300 block of Highway 50 in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: One vehicle rolled over in the ditch. One injury being reported. UPDATE 9:29 a.m. — Deputy requests tow truck.

Units responding for crash at Highways 75 and K

At about 3:50 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways 75 and K along the Salem Lakes/Paddock Lake/Brighton border. Per radio transmissions: Three vehicles involved, two cars and a pickup truck. UPDATE about 4:30 p.m. — Salem Fire/Rescue units cleared the scene and […]

2017 Salem Lakes Eggstravaganza coverage (PHOTOS)

Salem Lakes’ first annual Easter Eggstravaganza took place at the Salem Town Hall on Antioch Road Saturday. The event featured a variety of Easter themed crafts and activities and of course a chance to visit and have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Here are some more photos from the event:

2017 Westosha-Salem Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The Westosha-Salem Kiwanis Club hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday. The event allowed youngsters 2 to 10 to snatch up some treat filled eggs on fields at Salem School. The grass was a little mushy in areas, but the skies were sunny and the air pleasant. The Easter bunny also was there, brought to […]

Outgoing Salem Lakes trustees speak at last meeting

Four of the current members of the Salem Lakes Village Board had their last meeting Wednesday night. President Bruce Nopenz and Trustees Eric Ericksen and Pat Dunn were defeated in Tuesday’s election. Trustee Doug Randolph did not run for re-election. All four had something to say about the end of their trenure, with the most […]

Salem Lakes orders no wake on village lakes

Salem Lakes village President Bruce Nopenz has ordered no wake for all village lakes. Typically such orders are made in times of high water levels due to a large amount of rain and/or snow melt. Allowing boats to continue to travel fast enough to produce a wake when lake levels are high can cause shorline […]

Spring Election 2017: Salem Lakes village trustee results

Early results in the Salem Lakes trustee race show a trio of former Salem supervisors leading for the three seats to be filled in the first directly elected Salem Lakes Village Board election. Preliminary results available at 8:50 p.m. show: Ted Kmiec 1290 (24%), Mike Culat 1076 (20%), Dan Campion 1006 (19%), Dennis Faber 938 (18%), Eric Ericksen 526 […]

Spring Election 2017: It’s Election Day!

It’s Spring Election Day today with non-partisan municipal, school and judicial offices on the ballot. At the state level, there is a contested election for state superintendent of schools. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voting in Twin Lakes will be at Village Hall. Salem Lakes will be using all three polling places: Salem […]

2017 Salem Lakes Easter egg hunt coverage (PHOTOS)

Salem Lakes first annual Easter egg hunt took place Saturday morning. It may have technically been Salem Lakes first egg hunt, but it was a familiar scene at Schmalfeldt Park in Silver Lake, sight of many a past Silver Lake egg hunt. The Easter Bunny came over to the park from Fire Station No. 4 […]

Salem Lakes to host Egg Hunt on April 1 and Eggstravaganza April 8

Salem Lakes will be hosting two Easter related events incorporating elements of traditional events presented in the past by the town of Salem and village of Silver Lake. Salem Lakes first annual Easter egg hunt will be held April 1 at 11 a.m. at Schmalfeldt Park in Silver Lake. The egg hunt is for ages […]

Spring Election 2017: Salem Lakes trustee candidate questionnaire answers

Voters in the village of Salem Lakes will be able to vote in a contested election for village trustee on April 4. A primary election in February narrowed the field of eight candidates to six, who will appear on the ballot for the April 4 general election. Three seats will be filled. Voters will be able […]

Spring Election 2017: Salem Lakes village president candidate questionnaire answers

Voters in village of Salem Lakes will have the opportunity to vote in a contested village president election on Tuesday, April 4. There are two candidates for one seat. Voters will be able to vote for one individual. The candidates with the highest vote total will win the seat. Each candidate was sent the same request […]

Salem Lakes takes library building off the market

The building where Silver Lake once hoped to house a branch of the Community Library has been pulled off the market. The Salem Lakes Village Board Wednesday voted unanimously to pause efforts to sell the building and explore community uses for the building. The motion to take the building off the market was made by […]

Salem Lakes may remove central Silver Lake sidewalks

Sidewalks in the central part of Silver Lake may be removed as part of a planned street paving project. The Salem Lakes Village Board discussed the move at its March 1 meeting. Village administrator Patrick Casey said removing the sidewalks at the same time as paving work in Silver Lake planned for later this year […]

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