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Units responding for investigation in Silver Lake

At about 9:10 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue units and a Silver Lake Police officer are responding to a Northwater and Second for an investigation. Per dispatch: Caller reporting a burning rubber smell. UPDATE 9:17 p.m. — Police officer on the scene reports to dispatch a slight smell in the area, […]

Silver Lake dissolution referendum survives procedural challenge from village president

Questions from village President Sue Gerber about the procedure followed by those seeking a dissolution referendum in Silver Lake apparently will not stop the vote from happening. Gerber said the signatures for the dissolution were presented as a direct resolution petition instead of under the provision of the state statue governing the dissolution of a […]

Silver Lake FD to still respond without chief

Though their latest chief has resigned, members of the Silver Lake Fire Department are still committed to responding to calls and will be toned out when appropriate, village Trustee Roger Johnson said Wednesday night. SLFD Chief David Kordecki resigned via letter earlier this week. He was appointed chief by the Village Board on June 18. Kordecki […]

Silver Lake approves $500,000 plus bid for storm sewer repair

The Silver Lake Village Board on Wednesday approved a bid for storm sewer repair for $533,702. Awarding the bid to Wanasek Corporation was approved unanimously, with Trustee Patrick Dunn absent and Trustee Chris Willkomm abstaining due to family and work connections to Wanasek. The work would only repair or replace the sewers identified as most […]

Silver Lake FD puts second engine back in service

The Silver Lake Fire Department has its second engine back in service, SLFD Chief Dave Kordecki announced late Tuesday. New tires were installed on the engine Tuesday. That means the department now has new tires on both engines and the department’s tender (tanker) truck. The engine restored to service Tuesday is the department’s second due engine and […]

Silver Lake Rescue Squad hosting pancake breakfast Sunday

The Silver Lake Rescue Squad will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday June 29 from 8 a.m. to noon at the rescue building, 209 E. Lake St. in Silver Lake. There will be pancakes, fresh strawberries, whipped cream, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, coffee, and milk. Call 889-8093 with any questions. This year’s proceeds are going towards purchase […]

Dissolve Silver Lake village government group files petition for referendum

Representatives of a citizens’ group seeking to dissolve the Silver Lake village government filed a petition Wednesday calling for a Nov. 4 referendum on the issue. A representative of the group, Moving Silver Lake Forward, said 440 signatures were collected. Only 124 valid signatures are needed for the petition to be valid. If sufficient signatures are certified by village […]

Silver Lake Firefighter’s Association donates money to local needy families

The Silver Lake Firefighter’s Association President Branden Sellers presented Riverview School Principal Andrea Zachary with a check for $800 for local needy families. The money came from the proceeds of the association’s Memorial Day pancake breakfast, in addition to a donation from the association. The Silver Lake Firefighter’s Association would like to thank everyone for their […]

Connor Grayson appearing in UW-Whitewater play

“Deathtrap,” a story of two playwrights fighting for the right to produce the same play, comes to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in a production full of surprises. Connor Grayson, a senior theatre education major, from Silver Lake, appears as Porter Milgrim. “Deathtrap” tells the tale of struggling Broadway writer Sidney Bruhl, who takes an interest […]

Silver Lake FD to replace tires on other engine

The Silver Lake Fire Department will be replacing the 17-year-old tires on its other engine, SLFD Chief Dave Kordecki said today. The age of the tires had caused the engine to be put out of service in May. A set of tires for one engine and the tender (tanker) truck were already replaced earlier this month. At […]

Rebels and Redcoats continues

Rebels and Redcoats continues, today, at Fox River Park, Silver Lake. The Revolutionary War re-enactment gives visitors a chance to see, hear, and smell, what life was like, and ask questions about it. Refreshments are available from the Boy Scouts. The schedule for today. 10:00 am  Morning Color Formation 10:30 am  Church Parade 11:30 am  […]

New SL Chief releases clarifying statement regarding support from other departments

Newly appointed Silver Lake Fire Department Chief David Kordecki released the following statement, which he says clarifies some statements made at Wednesday’s Village Board meeting: To the citizens of Silver Lake: I want to clarify something that was said during trustee Johnsons motion to appoint me as Fire Chief. During Trustee Johnsons motion he mentioned […]

Silver Lake names a new fire chief

Silver Lake has a new fire chief. David Kordecki, Wheatland fire captain. Dave Kordecki contacted board member Roger Johnson. Johnson says Kordecki is an excellent candidate for chief because “he’s an impartial party, with no ties to this community, or stands to take sides, or act on someone else’s agenda, other than his own. He […]

Silver Lake FD has a new fire chief

David Kordecki of Wheatland Fire Department was appointed chief of the Silver Lake Fire Department tonight.

Silver Lake Fire Department engine and tender back in service

The Silver Lake Fire Department, as of this afternoon, again has one engine and one tender back in service. Trustee Roger Johnson, chairman of the Village Board’s Emergency Services Committee, said the tire installation that had put the trucks out of service has been completed. He has contacted Kenosha County Joint Services to again have […]

Silver Lakes OKs new supply of mosquito spray

If you live in Silver Lake and have found yourself slapping mosquitoes lately, the Village Board took a n action Wednesday you will likely heartily approve of. The Village Board agreed Wednesday to buy 12 cases of mosquito spray. “It’s that time of year we need to purchase our mosquito spray,” said Trustee Chris Willkomm. The spray […]

Silver Lake World War II veterans honored

Residents of Silver Lake who served in World War II were honored at Wednesday’s Village Board meeting. The board unanimously passed a resolution thanking the veterans for their service. Village President Sue Gerber said the timing of the proclamation came because of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, which was June 6, 1944. Specifically […]

Silver Lake Village Board meeting includes clash over fire call

It should not exactly have been a surprise to anyone that has attended or read about Silver Lake Village Board meetings of late, but Wednesday’s meeting included an argument over whether Silver Lake Rescue Squad personnel erroneously called off mutual aid response at a fire call at Riverview School on May 23. Trustee Patrick Dunn alleged […]

Silver Lake Fire Dept. to get new tires for tender and one engine

The Silver Lake Village Board agreed to purchase complete sets of new tires for the Silver Lake Fire Department’s tender (tanker) truck and one engine. But the rest of the department’s equipment will have to wait for new rubber. Trustee Roger Johnson, chairman of the Emergency Services Committee, presented two quotes for tires at the […]

Silver Lake FD tire issue to be addressed Wednesday

Whether the Silver Lake Fire Department apparatus will get new tires and head back out on calls may be decided Wednesday night. The agenda for the regular Village Board meeting includes the item “Discuss/Possible Action on tires for Fire Department Vehicles.” The item was placed on the agenda by Trustee Roger Johnson. The condition of the tires […]

Silver Lake FD tires judged not worn out; may still be replaced

An inspection on Tuesday of the tires on the Silver Lake Fire Department apparatus showed all to have low mileage and sufficient tread depth. But Trustee Roger Johnson, chairman of the Emergency Services Committee, said Wednesday morning that he still may seek replacement of the tires. For now, the trucks are still considered out of […]

Group announces effort to seek Silver Lake dissolution referendum

Organizers of a group looking to place a referendum question about un-incorporating the village of Silver Lake government have gone public with their effort. A press release distributed by former village President Jeff Albrecht via email on Monday announced the group’s intentions and said informational flyers on the effort were distributed before Monday’s Memorial Day parade […]

Readers photos: Pole work on Cogswell Drive

Kelly Mickelsen shared this photo she took in Silver Lake Monday afternoon. Traffic was blocked from just after the parade to well into the afternoon while repairs were made. Kelly took this photo at about 3 p.m. Other people who saw the scene thought it looked like the pole had been struck and damaged by […]

Silver Lake Memorial Day parade and ceremony 2014 coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The Schultz-Hahn American Legion Post #293 annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony was held this morning in Silver Lake. Community groups, businesses, school bands, law enforcement and fire departments paid tribute to our fallen service people in the parade. After the parade, a ceremony was held at the legion hall on Cogswell Drive. Here is some […]

Memorial Day parades, services listed

Silver Lake and Twin Lakes will be the scene of Memorial Day parades and ceremonies Monday morning: American Legion Post 544 in Twin Lakes will host its annual Memorial Day parade this year on Monday, May 26. The parade through Twin Lakes begins at 11 a.m. Line-up is between 10 and 10:30 a.m. There will be a service after the […]

Units responding for fire alarm at Riverview School

At about 3:22 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department, Randall Fire Department and Town of Wheatland Fire Department units along with a Silver Lake Police officer are responding to a report of a fire alarm at Riverview School. UPDATE 3:23 p.m. — Silver Lake FD unit calls in as en route. UPDATE 3:24 p.m. — Police […]

Silver Lake Firefighter’s Association to host pancake breakfast May 26

The Silver Lake Firefighter’s Association will be hosting a pancake breakfast at the Fire Station 113 S. First St., Silver Lake, on Monday, May 26, from 6 a.m. until noon, before and after the Memorial Day Parade. Served will be pancakes, sausage, eggs, and orange juice, milk or coffee. All you can eat for only: Adults $7 ; Kids (4-12) $4; […]

No one waiting in wings for SLFD chief job, says president (AUDIO)

Silver Lake village President Sue Gerber said that there is no obvious candidate for chief of the Silver Lake Fire Department. Gerber made that statement in an interview with westofthei.com after Wednesday’s volatile board meeting in which acting Chief Roger Pattie resigned as chief. His resignation came after the board voted down a motion to contract […]

Silver Lake FD apparatus “out of service” says acting chief (VIDEO)

Silver Lake Fire Department acting Chief Roger Pattie said he is considering the department’s apparatus “out of service” due to maintenance problems detected today. Pattie made the statement during citizens comments at a Village Board meeting Wednesday night. The key problem is tires on the equipment that are at least 10 years out of date, […]

Silver Lake Schultz-Hahn American Legion Post #293 Memorial Day Parade is May 26

The Annual Silver Lake Schultz-Hahn American Legion Post #293 Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 26. Anyone interested in participating in the parade is welcome and should be at Riverview School by 8:15 a.m. on Monday morning. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. Monday by Riverview School and will travel east […]

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