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Summer Beats in Silver Lake set for Aug. 12

Salem Lakes’ Summer Beats festival will take place Saturday, Aug. 12. Summer Beats will run from 3 p.m to midnight, at Schmalfeldt Park, 498 E Wisconsin Ave, in Silver Lake. The event will include children’s activities, a bounce house, climbing wall, Kenosha County Sheriff’s K9 Unit, food, refreshments, bands and fireworks. This is the second year for […]

Units responding for investigation in Salem Lakes

At about 8:36 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding for an investigation in the 21600 block of Highway 50 near the Salem Lakes/Bristol border. Per dispatch: Caller reporting seeing large flames behind a building. No structure appeared to be on fire. UPDATE 8:40 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports seeing […]

Slow no wake order now lifted for all lakes in Salem Lakes

The last slow no wake order in effect in Salem Lakes has now been lifted, the village announced Sunday. Slow no wake was lifted Sunday from Camp Lake, the last lake still under such an order, an announcement circulated by village Clerk Cindi Dulaney said. All Salem Lakes lakes were put under slow no wake […]

Fire at Uncle George’s

At 7 :18 pm, Saturday, Salem pulled a MABAS box for a structure fire at 225 South Railroad Street. A large amount of smoke was coming from the building. According to Capt. Jim Coppelman, the fire started at the grill. The cook yelled for the waitress to get all the people out of the building. […]

Motorcycle in ditch

9417 Camp Lake Rd. A report of a motorcycle in a ditch. Salem Fire and Rescue dispatched at 2:39 am. No mention of a rider.

Volunteers work to help flooding victims clean-up

Over 100 volunteers turned out to help with flood damaged homes. They removed objects of all description and debris from once flooded buildings. Some helped with sign in and organization. Others took care of food at the church. Some watched children so their parents could help out. Coaches and players from the Wilmot football team […]

Municipal officials address flooding impact in their municipalities

Elected and municipal officials from Western Kenosha County towns and villages gave updates on their jurisdictions or emphasized information that has received less attention at a press conference in Silver Lake this afternoon. Speaking were: Salem Lakes village President Diann Tesar, Paddock Lake village President Terry Burns, Salem Lakes Trustee William Hopkins, Brighton Chairman John […]

Flooding recovery keeps Sheriff’s Department, county and municipal workers and Red Cross busy

Recovery from the heavy rain and resulting water damage and flooding in Western Kenosha County has kept the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department,  county and municipal government workers and Red Cross workers and volunteers busy. For example, from noon on Monday, July 10 until noon, Sunday, July 16, the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department has responded to 1,263 […]

Salem Lakes residents can put flooding debris at the curb for collection

Salem Lakes residents can put their flooding debris — from old carpet to ruined furniture and anything else — at the curb to be picked up, said Patrick Casey, village administrator. They do not need to worry about having it out by a regular or special collection date, Casey added. Just get it out when you […]

Salem Lakes will pick up damaged property at curbside

When they can get it out, Salem Lakes residents are encouraged to put their flood damaged household good at the curbside for pick-up, village administrator Patrick Casey said Friday at a meeting in Silver Lake regarding flood matters. Such material will be picked up by the village for disposal, Casey said. “Be a little patient,” […]

Echo Lake dam being opened to ease pressure; could slow progress downstream, says sheriff

Note: Additional information added as of 8:06 p.m. — DH Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials have begun releasing water from the Echo Lake in Burlington. While that may help ease pressure on the dam that could lead to a dam break, some are concerned the release also could increase river levels downstream and slow the Fox […]

Riverview School open for flood victims for bathrooms, showers

Riverview Grade School, 300 E Prosser Street, Silver Lake, is offering its facility for those effected by flooding in need of showers, use of bathrooms or just a place to get away, the village of Salem Lakes has announced The school will be open and staffed for extended hours, until 8 p.m., Friday and 8 to 11 a.m., Saturday and Sunday (July […]

Slow no wake issued for Salem Lakes lakes

Lakes in Salem Lakes are now under a slow no wake order, village President Diann Tesar announced at a special Village Board meeting Wednesday evening. The order means boat traffic on village lakes must be slow enough to not produce a wake. With the amount of rain the area has experienced over the last couple […]

Road closures expected in Shorewood Drive/Riverside Drive area

Ongoing road closures in the Shorewood Drive/Riverside Drive of Salem Lakes and Silver Lake are expected as the Fox River is projected to continue to rise, a Salem Lakes official said Wednesday evening. Mike Murdock, Highway Department supervisor, speaking at the end of a special Village Board meeting on Wednesday, said he expects the closures […]

Salem Lakes has flood clean-up kits available

Flood clean-up kits are available at the Salem Lakes Village Hall, 9814 Antioch Road. Call village hall at 843-2313 with questions or for more information.

Salem Lakes appoints treasurer and clerk

The Salem Lakes Village Board finished the process Monday of creating a separate clerk and treasurer with the appointment of individuals to fill those posts until April 30, 2018. At the time of the merger of Salem and Silver Lake into Salem Lakes in February, Cindi Dulaney was the Salem town clerk, Chris Lamb the […]

Salem Lakes Concert in the Park continues July 9

Salem Lakes Park Commission’s summer Concert in the Park series continues Sunday, July 9, with a free concert, from 4-6 p.m. Featured will be Mike Paulson & Groove Experience. Bring your lawn chairs, coolers and food to Schmalfeldt Park, 498 E. Wisconsin Ave., in Silver Lake.

Units responding for fire in Salem Lakes

At about 9:48 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to the 28500 block of 69th Place in Salem Lakes for a report of a grass fire. Per dispatch: Caller said flames appear to be behind a house. UPDATE 9:52 p.m. — SLF/R Station 2 dispatched to respond with grass rig.

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 […]

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