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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: 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 […]

Salem Lakes Park Commission to get another chance to propose use for Silver Lake building

The Salem Lakes Park Commission will get another chance to propose a use for the village owned building in Silver Lake that was once intended to be a library branch. The fate of the building was discussed at a Salem Lakes Village Board meeting Monday. The purchase of the building at 209 N. Second Street was […]

Units responding for crash in Salem Lakes

At about 5 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a cash in the 31100 block of Highway F in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: Single vehicle has struck a tree. UPDATE 5:15 p.m. — Second ambulance dispatched to the scene. UPDATE 5:21 p.m. […]

Latest effort to silence train horns in Salem Lakes derailed

A resident’s effort to get the Salem Lakes Village Board to make millions of dollars of improvements to railroad crossings needed to create a zone where train horns would not be sounded will not leave the station. In December, Chris Skrzynecki spoke during citizens comments urging the board to proceed with improvements to crossings needed […]

Primary election needed for Salem Lakes trustee

A primary election will be needed to narrow the field of Salem Lakes village trustee candidates in the April election. Seven candidates filed papers by the Tuesday, 5 p.m. deadline, said Cindi Dulaney, village clerk. There will be six slots on the April ballot. The Feb. 20 primary will eliminate one candidate, the one who […]

Unts responding to alarm in Salem Lakes

At about 2 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to an alarm in the 8800 block of 270th Avenue in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: No smoke or flames being reported. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Unit responding for alarm in Salem Lakes

At about 8:20 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding for a fire alarm in the 12500 block of 280th Avenue in Salem Lakes. UPDATE 8:24 p.m. — Fire unit on the scene reports this is a false alarm. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Units responding to second crash in Salem Lakes

At about 12:39 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highway C and V in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: This crash may involve as many as four vehicles. UPDATE about 12:42 p.m. — Bristol Fire and Rescue dispatched to respond as mutual aid to the scene. UPDATE 12:46 […]

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. Share […]

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 […]

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