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Silver Lake Village Board appoints police chief and assistant chief

The Silver Lake Village Board has replaced its former full-time police chief with two individuals who will split that role on a part-time basis. The board unanimously approved (with Trustees Mike Decker and Chris Willkomm absent) appointing current Silver Lake PD officers Duane Kreier as chief and Andrew Trudeau as assistant chief at Wednesday’s Village […]

Air One helicopter joins search for missing fisherman

The Air One law enforcement helicopter joined the search for John Spoor, who went missing Tuesday on Silver Lake. The helicopter crew was not able to find anything significant, said a statement issued by Sgt. Bill Beth, spokesman for the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. From Beth’s statement: … The search for Mr. Spoor continues in the […]

Man missing on Silver Lake identified; search continues

The man who was on Silver Lake Tuesday but became separated from his boat and is now missing has been publicly identified as John D. Spoor, 66, of McHenry, Illinois. It appears Spoor was fishing with his boat, said Sheriff David Beth. Spoor’s boat and his car were later found, but he is still missing […]

UPDATE: Search for man on Silver Lake will resume Wednesday

Silver Lake Fire, Silver Lake Police, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, Kenosha County Dive Team and DNR responded to a report that a 66 year old man from McHenry, IL was missing in Silver Lake. His boat was located, but after searching about three hours, the search was called for the night. They will resume searching […]

Units responding to Silver Lake boat launch

At about 10:20 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to a the Silver Lake boat launch, Manor and Cogswell, in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Salem is being asked to respond with a boat and a thermal imaging camera to search for a lost boat. UPDATE about 10:23 p.m. […]

Silver Lake Board formally accepts police chief resignation

The Silver Lake Village Board formally accepted Silver Lake Police Chief Dan Kingsley’s resignation at Wednesday night’s Village Board meeting. The vote to accept Kingsley’s resignation was 5-1, with Trustee Chris Willkomm voting against and Trustee Carolyn Dodge absent. Kingsley tendered his resignation by letter on Tuesday. It is effective Sept. 12. He has been […]

Silver Lake Village Board approves new firefighter turnout gear

The Silver Lake Village Board approved the purchase of three sets of turnout gear for new Silver Lake Fire Department firefighters. But that was not until after village President Sue Gerber struck three fire department related items — including the turnout gear purchase — from the agenda as violating a policy passed in 1995. Trustee Pat Dunn […]

Text of Silver Lake PD Chief Daniel Kingsley’s resignation letter

I received a copy of the Silver Lake Police Chief Daniel Kingsley’s letter of resignation this morning from village Clerk Terry Faber. Village President Sue Gerber said she would direct Faber to release the letter to us. Here is the full text of the letter: Dear Village of Silver Lake Board: It is with great […]

Silver Lake Village Board to consider police chief’s resignation

The agenda for Wednesday’s Silver Lake Village Board meeting includes an agenda item regarding the resignation of the Silver Lake Police chief. The item, under president’s agenda, says: “To Accept Chief Dan Kingsley’s Letter of Resignation.” No further information is included in the agenda. We have requested a copy of the letter from village Clerk […]

Units responding for possible water call on Silver Lake

At about 3:47 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue, county dive team members and Silver Lake Police officers and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a possible water call on Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Initial call indicated response to the 27900 bock of Highway F, on the Salem side of the lake. UPDATE 3:49 […]

Units responding to crash in Silver Lake

At 3:52 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and a Silver Lake Police officer are responding to a report of a crash at Highway B and F in Silver Lake. UPDATE 3:54 p.m. — Fire Department unit on the scene reports two vehicles involved and patients with minor injuries. UPDATE 3:57 p.m. […]

Units responding to medical call at Wilmot UHS

At about 5:34 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a medical call at Wilmot Union High School. Per dispatch: Patient injured their knee while playing soccer.

Silver Lake FD asks for chief to be recognized by Village Board

Silver Lake Fire Department Assistant Chief Roger Pattie asked the Silver Lake Village Board to formally recognize Allison Draeger as SLFD chief. Pattie made his request as part of extended remarks during citizens’ comments at Wednesday night’s Village Board meeting. But a village official said the board won’t act on recognizing any chief until a legal […]

Twin Lakes to wait and see on Silver Lake library building payment

Silver Lake is asking the other Community Library municipalities to consider — or at least discuss — helping Silver Lake pay off a loan it made to purchase a building for a library branch in that village. Those Community Library municipalities are Salem, Twin Lakes, Paddock Lake, Randall along with Silver Lake. On Monday, Twin […]

Silver Lake Fire Department Update

The Silver Lake Village Board On Wednesday conducted business with little change and little comment. The board accepted fire Chief David Kordecki’s resignation with no comment. A chief was not appointed to replace him. Allie Draeger is still serving as chief, as elected by the fire department, but she has not been formally accepted by […]

Silver Lake FD answers “slanderous” flyer

A flyer that criticizes the Silver Lake Fire Department and was circulated around town is being answered by the department’s leadership. Allison Draeger, who was elected department chief by membership but has yet to be formally appointed to the post by the Silver Lake Village Board, supplied westofthei.com with the department’s reply to the criticisms in the poster, which is a […]

Scully’s Silver Lake Grill to host fundraiser for Stop Diabetes Walk team

Note: Scully’s Silver Lake Grill is  a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH On Saturday, Aug. 2 Scully’s Silver Lake Grill Family is donating 10 percent of all food purchases that day to support the fundraising efforts of team “Carb” Busters, which will be participating in the Step Out: 5K Walk to Stop Diabetes on Oct. 18 to benefit the American […]

Units responding for alarm in Silver Lake

At about 5:20 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue units are responding to a carbon monoxide alarm int eh 400 block of North Riverside Drive in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Caller reports that the alarm has been sounding for a while and they are experiencing a headache.

Annual Veteran’s Outing

Silver Lake American Legion welcomed veterans from Wisconsin Veteran’s Home at Union Grove and the Clement J. Zemblocki Medical Center in Milwaukee. It’s the 39th year they have hosted the veterans. One of the highlights this year is providing the veterans with Thanksgiving dinner.

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  […]

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