Posts under ‘Salem Lakes’

Salem Lakes to pursue developing growth plan

Salem Lakes Village Board members expressed support for pursuing a strategic plan for growth at its regular monthly meeting Monday. Board members speaking about the matter said they would want to see all hamlets and potential commercial corridors along Highway 50 and Highway 83 addressed. “I think what we need to start the thought process,” […]

2017 Santa Visits Salem Lakes coverage (PHOTOS)

Santa visited Salem Lakes Village Hall Saturday, arriving via fire engine. Once inside Village Hall, Santa and Mrs. Claus visited with youngsters about their Christmas wishes. Attendees also could enjoy refreshments, do crafts and color. Adults could enter a raffle benefiting The Sharing Center. There was a table staffed by Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue where youngsters […]

Units responding to crash in Salem Lakes

At about 6:33 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and Silver Lake Rescue Sqaud units are responding to a report of a crash in the 30400 block of Highway 50 in Salem Lakes. UPDATE 6:36 a.m. — Rescue squad on scene reports two vehicles involved and traffic not blocked. Dispatch says one patient reporting injury.

Salem Lakes passes tax levy with 1.62 percent increase

The Salem Lakes budget and tax levy for 2018 passed with little discussion and a unanimous vote Monday evening. The combined levy will be $4,815,900, an increase of $76,800 or 1.62 percent. Technically, that is the amount combined of separate Salem and Silver Lake levies. Because Salem Lakes combined those two municipalities in Feb. 2017, the state […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 28, but Kenosha County has year round options

Saturday, Oct. 28 may be National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, but Kenosha County residents are fortunate they have local options for disposing of unused prescription drugs year round — including two drop-off locations in Western Kenosha County. From a news release for County Executive Jim Kreuser’s office: Those old, unwanted drugs in your medicine cabinet aren’t […]

Salem Lakes dual tax levies show increases in draft budget

Salem Lakes will have to maintain dual tax levies for one more year and both will show less than 2 percent increases in the draft 2018 budget given its first public unveiling at a special meeting Monday. The Salem levy in the draft budget is $3,572,100, an increase of $61,200 or 1.81 percent. This is […]

2017 Salem Lakes Pumpkindaze coverage (PHOTOS)

Salem Lakes annual Pumpkindaze community festival took place Saturday at the Fire Department/Public Works Building in Trevor. This was the sixth year for the event. During the day there were bounce houses, a climbing wall, a craft and vendor sale, demonstrations from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department’s K9 units and bomb squad (which spectacularly destroyed […]

Salem Lakes’ 6th Annual PumpkinDaze is Oct. 21

Salem Lakes’ 6th Annual PumpkinDaze Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct.21, 2017 from 10 a.m. to midnight. An Artisan/Craft/Vendor Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will also include a talent show, kids activities, raffles, food, beer and other refreshments. The event will feature live music from 5:30 p.m. and midnight. […]

Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue service area burning ban lifted

The burning ban in effect for areas served by Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue has been lifted as of Oct. 11. Recent rain was sufficient enough to lessen the dry and hazardous conditions, said Salem Lakes Fire Chief Mike Slover in a news release issued Wednesday afternoon. Residents are reminded to perform burning in accordance with their local […]

Salem Lakes officials cut ribbon on Camp Lake Park

Saturday afternoon, Salem Lakes cut the ribbon on Camp Lake Park, at 26937 104th St. The event was combined with a cookout for volunteers who helped out with flood damage last July. The park has mature trees and overlooks Camp Lake. The property extends along the shoreline for a total of over 1,500 feet. Salem […]

Camp Lake Park groundbreaking is Sept. 30

The village of Salem Lakes will host a groundbreaking for Camp Lake Park, Saturday, Sept. 30, from 3-5:00 p.m. at the park. The public is invited. Camp Lake Park is located at 26937 104th St., Trevor. Music will be provided by Something about Mary. A cook out will be held during the event as a […]

Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue chief and Paris Fire and Rescue chief ban open burning

The chiefs of Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Paris Fire and Rescue have implemented open burning bans in their jurisdictions. The Salem Lakes ban is particularly wide ranging, including all of Salem Lakes, Paddock Lake and Brighton, the municipalities served by that department. The Paris ban affects just Paris. Paris fire Chief Roland Iwen announced his […]

Salem Lakes considering allowing chicken keeping

Salem Lakes is considering allowing the keeping of chickens on non-agricultural properties within the village. The Salem Lakes Village Board on Monday discussed the possibilities. Village President Diann Tesar said the matter is under consideration because residents have been asking about it. “More and more people want chickens,” Tesar said. Village staff gave the board […]

Work on Highways JF and SA to begin next week and week after

Work on two county Highways in Western Kenosha County is set to begin next week and the week after. From a news release from the county Division of Highways: Work is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Sept. 12, on repaving of County Trunk Highway JF (119th Street) from 259th Avenue to Highway 83 (Antioch Road). County Trunk Highway […]

Salem Lakes OKs stop signs at JF and Rock Lake Road and 90th Street at 268th Avenue

There soon will be a few more places to come to a complete stop in Salem Lakes after action taken this week by the Village Board. The board approved a resolution asking the county to place a three-way stop at the intersection of 259th Avenue (Rock Lake Road) and 119th Street in Rock Lake. The board […]

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.

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