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Silver Lake sewer bills will be delayed

Software snafus caused by a computer operating system update have caused Silver Lake sewer bills to be delayed, village Clerk/Treasurer Terry Faber announced at Wednesday’s Village Board meeting. Bill are now expected to be mailed out next week. The payment deadline will be extended to compensate for the late mailing, Faber said.

Silver Lake Citizens In Action clean up village; schedule another for April 27

The first Silver Lake Citizens In Action clean up of the year was a great success on Sunday. Some of the more unusual items found by the volunteers included: 12 bowling balls. Dead raccoons at the DNR launch. Booze containers that appeared to be tossed out of a car window before entering town. “Most of all, […]

Burning ban lifted in Silver Lake

Silver Lake Fire Department Chief Andrew McFarlane has lifted the burning ban in Silver Lake that was enacted on Friday. McFarlane said: At this time with the rain we experienced, we can lift the burning ban for the time being. The DNR has downgraded the risk to moderate from very high. This does not however […]

Silver Lake American Legion Auxiliary bake sale is April 18

The Silver Lake American Legion Auxiliary Annual Good Friday Bake Sale will take place Friday, April 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Legion Hall. The Legion Hall is located at 307 N Cogswell Drive, Silver Lake.

No change in results from Silver Lake recount

The results of the Silver Lake trustee race did not change after a recount performed Friday. County Clerk Mary Schuch-Krebs said the recount, supervised by her office, concluded at about 12:30 p.m. in Kenosha. No change means former Trustee Chris Willkomm will rejoin the board and incumbent Trustee Sotiria Wilber will be stepping down. Three […]

Burning ban issued for Silver Lake

Due to current conditions, there is no open burning in the village of Silver Lake until further notice, per order of Silver Lake Fire Department Chief Andrew McFarlane.

Silver Lake Easter Egg Hunt 2014 coverage (PHOTOS)

Silver Lake hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at Schmalfeldt Park. The weather was much warmer this year than last, so there was no need to define the hunt areas by spray painting the snow, as was done in 2013. The festivities started out with the Easter Bunny being transported to the park on […]

Silver Lakes extends contract with Silver Lake Rescue Squad through 2014

The Silver Lake Village Board has extended its contract for emergency medical services with Silver Lake Rescue Squad through the end of the year. The current contract had expired March 31. The board voted to extend the contract with the current terms at Wednesday’s Village Board meeting. The vote was 5-0 with, Trustee Sabrina Moran […]

Silver Lake Citizens for Growth folds, but new group forming

Silver Lake Citizens for Growth may have run out of steam, but at least one village resident is poised to build a new group dedicated to getting things done. Citizens for Growth sprang up in 2010 with the goal “ to bring that small town feeling back to Silver Lake.” Projects the group’s leaders Jo Lasdasky […]

Election 2014 results: Silver Lake Trustee

At 8:33 p.m., incomplete results from the Silver Lake trustee race show the incumbents behind and a couple of former board members and a newcomer winning. The three candidates receiving the most votes will win. With 1 poll of 1 reporting incomplete results, here are the vote totals: Carolyn Dodge 172. Roger Johnson 167. Chris […]

Fundraiser set for Silver Lake Mountain Bike Trail

The Kenosha Off-road Bicycling Association and the 75th  Street Inn are hosting a fund-raiser to aid in the development of the Silver Lake Mountain Bike Trails. The Burger & Beer Bash will be held on Saturday, April 19,  2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the 75th Street Inn, 26229 75th St., Salem. For $20, adults can get […]

Silver Lake Easter Egg Hunt is April 5

Silver Lake will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt in Schmalfeldt Park on Saturday, April 5 at 11 a.m. for children ages 3 through 6 years old. Please bring your own basket or bag to collect the eggs. The Easter Bunny will be there too! In the event of inclement weather, the Easter egg hunt […]

Riverview School’s Third Annual Multicultural Fair is April 4

Riverview School’s Third Annual Multicultural Fair will be Friday, April 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. Throughout the school year, the children have been studying different cultures in their classrooms. At the fair, you can see the products of their hard work — student-created displays about countries around the globe. You also will be able […]

Election 2014: Silver Lake village trustee

Note: will be posting questionnaire responses from contested local village and town  board, Western Kenosha County county supervisor and some school board candidates over the next week. All candidates in a given race were asked the same questions. Their responses are printed as received. — DH  Silver Lake village trustee Janet Brager, age 57. […]

Silver Lake to consider reinstating points system for paying firefighters

The Silver Lake Village Board is considering reinstating  a points system for paying village firefighters rather than the current hourly system. The discussion came up at a committee of the whole meeting Wednesday called in part to discuss fire department finances. Trustee Sotiria Wilber, who chairs the Emergency Government Committee, started off the discussion saying […]

Silver Lake fire and rescue chiefs say authority breaches on calls won’t happen again

Silver Lake Fire Department Chief Andrew McFarlane and Silver Lake Rescue Squad Chief Bob Johnson said Wednesday night that their respective departments will respect the authority of the other on fire and rescue calls in Silver Lake. Last year, the fire department came under criticism for calling for a paramedic response from Town of Salem […]

Silver Lake FD and Silver Lake Rescue clash over call off of mutual aid

Conflict over who has authority to do what on calls with Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad reappeared this week — with the fire department disputing the rescue squad’s action this time around. Village Trustee Sotiria Wilber brought up the issue at Wednesday’s Village Board meeting under committee reports. She referred to […]

Silver Lake Village Board to seek investigation of library building purchase

The Silver Lake Village Board will be requesting that the Kenosha County District Attorney’s office investigate how a purchase of a building for a Silver Lake branch of the Community Library was conducted. Trustee Pat Dunn made the motion requesting the investigation. All board members voted for the motion except village President Sue Gerber, who […]

Silver Lake residents will get to vote on fire/EMS from Salem issue

Residents of Silver Lake will get a chance to vote in a referendum on whether the village should be able to contract with Salem for fire and emergency medical services. The referendum is the result of a direct legislation petition presented earlier this month. That effort was spearheaded by resident Colleen Dykstra. Under the state’s […]

Salem Town Board doesn’t act on Silver Lake agreement; Faber defends town’s role

The Salem Town Board, at Monday’s regular monthly meeting, took no action on an agreement between the town and Silver Lake that would have Salem provide fire protection and EMS service to the village for 10 years. No surprise there. Progress on the agreement is stalled right now after a direct legislation petition was presented […]

Action on petition to ban Silver Lake contracting with Salem for fire/EMS tabled

Action on a direct legislation petition that seeks to forbid the Silver Lake Village Board from contracting with Salem for fire protection and EMS service was tabled by the Silver Lake Village Board Wednesday. The petition must be acted on by the board within 30 days of it being submitted. That happened in late January. […]

Silver Lake Fire and Rescue Squad Auxiliary Valentine’s fundraiser is Feb. 15

The Silver Lake Fire and Rescue Squad Auxiliary will be holding its Valentine’s Day Fundraiser Dance this year on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the American Legion Hall in Silver Lake. This year the dance will be from 7  until 11 p.m. and the music will be provided by Burro Creek. Raffle tickets are available in […]

Silver Lake IDs points to clarify about Salem fire/EMS contract

The Silver Lake Village Board at a Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday night identified several items they would like clarified about a proposed contract from Salem to serve the village for fire and emergency medical services. Silver Lake is due to vote on the contract at its Feb. 5 meeting. If approved, Salem could […]

Will ethics ordinance keep two from voting on Salem-Silver Lake fire /EMS contract?

Silver Lake’s ethics ordinance might keep two members of the Silver Lake Village Board from voting on a contract that would have Salem provide fire and emergency medical services to the village. The possible entanglement exists because two board members — village President Sue Gerber and Trustee Sabrina Moran — have connections to the Silver […]

Village, town officials to give new library a look Wednesday

Officials from the towns and villages that are part of the Community Library system will be meeting Wednesday at the site of the recently purchased building in Silver Lake that is to serve as that community’s library branch. The meeting will take place at 209 N Second St., Silver Lake starting at 6:30 p.m. Silver Lake […]

Silver Lake trustee to person who vandalized his truck: “This is personal”

Silver Lake Trustee Patrick Dunn, at Wednesday’s Village Board meeting, verbally blasted whoever vandalized his truck Monday while it was parked at Village Hall and he was attending another meeting inside. Dunn said he discovered the damage while the vehicle was still at Village Hall, about an hour after the meeting ended at around 6:40 […]

Salem proposal would see new role for Silver Lake Rescue Squad in village

A proposal for Salem servicing Silver Lake for fire protection and emergency medical services as currently proposed foresees a different role for Silver Lake Rescue than it is currently serving for the village. Currently, the rescue squad, a stand alone agency that the village contracts for service with, is the village’s main EMS provider, including […]

Silver Lake receives fire and EMS service proposal from Salem

Salem would cover Silver Lake for fire protection and emergency medical services for an annual fee of about $100,000 a year, under a proposal delivered to village trustees by the town at a joint meeting of the Silver Lake Village Board and the Salem Town Board Monday at Silver Lake Village Hall. The proposal was […]

Silver Lake Rescue Squad will determine paramedic calls, says village president

Silver Lake Rescue Squad members will be making the calls on when a paramedic intercept is needed on medical calls in Silver Lake, village President Sue Geber said Wednesday. Backing up Gerber’s assertion is a new letter she has in her possession from three top state emergency medical services officials. She read from the letter […]

Silver Lake Fire Department seeking members

The Silver Lake Fire Department  is actively recruiting for new members to help the community. SLFD members provide friends, family and neighbors with fire and EMS services. No experience is needed. The department will provide you with state training and schooling. All party’s interested please contact the Recruiting Coordinator for further information at: JoinSLFDtoday@Gmail.Com

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