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Fund drive to buy Zamboni for Silver Lake ice rink successful

A voluntary donation drive to purchase a Zamboni ice resurfacing machine for use on the Silver Lake ice rink in Schmalfeldt Park has raised enough to go ahead and purchase the machine. Allen Dunski, a member of the village Parks Committee and one of the driving forces behind the ice rink, said he was made aware of […]

Silver Lake considers donation for The Sharing Center

A proposal by Silver Lake village President Bruce Nopenz that the village consider a cash donation to The Sharing Center in Trevor met with little support and one trustee calling such an action illegal. But Nopenz said he will have the village attorney look into the legality of the matter before he lets it drop. Nopenz, […]

Salem supervision of Silver Lake public works on hold

The Silver Lake Village Board tabled having Salem supervise the village’s public works workers. Earlier this month, with the retirement of longtime Silver Lake DPW supervisor Bob Williams looming, village President Bruce Nopenz had proposed having Salem supervise the remaining one full -time employee and one part-time employee in the Silver Lake public works department. Salem […]

Units responding for alarm in Silver Lake

At about 11:50 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Fire Department units are responding to an alarm in the 700 block of Oak In Silver Lake. UPDATE 12:10 p.m. — Most fire units clearing the scene. One remaining to await arrival of utility crew.

New Silver Lake ice skating rink open for use

The new ice skating rink at Schmalfeldt Park in Silver Lake is now ready for use, reports Allen Dunski, one of the volunteers who spearheaded the construction of the rink. Rink hours for now will be dawn to dusk, Dunski said. Some of the ice surface was damaged by a person or persons walking on it […]

CORRECTED — Spring Election 2016: Silver Lake to have contested election for village trustee; primary in Feb.

Note: This article corrects a substantial error from an earlier version. I apologize for the confusion. — DH Silver Lake had seven candidates file for three trustee seats in the spring election. Incumbents Roger Johnson and Dan Withers filed papers before Tuesday’s deadline as did Kimberly Gerber, Kevin A. Kusters Sr., Laura Francart, Robert Raymond and Eldon Johnston. A primary […]

Volunteers assemble Silver Lake ice skating rink

Silver Lake has an ice skating rink, just in time for the first really cold weather of the season. Village Board members and other volunteers worked Thursday to assemble the rink at Schmalfeldt Park. The board discussed the project all fall. The rink ended up costing about $3,800, said Trustee Doug Randolph, who organized the project […]

Community Baptist Church sermon series continues Sunday

Pastor Cliff Hathcock of Community Baptist Church of Silver Lake continues “Proclaim!”, a sermon series for Christmas, this weekend The sermon series each Sunday in December is designed to help people find true hope and peace from the biblical words of Mary, Zechariah, Simeon, and Paul as they proclaim the fact and meaning of Jesus’ […]

Units responding for CO alarm in Silver Lake

At about 8:42 a.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to a report of a carbon monoxide alarm in the 1000 block of Lotus Drive in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Two people at the scene are not felling well. UPDATE 8:46 a.m. — Town of Salem Fire/Rescue responding to […]

Community Baptist Church sermon series continues Sunday

Pastor Cliff Hathcock of Community Baptist Church of Silver Lake continues “Proclaim!”, a sermon series for Christmas, this weekend The sermon series each Sunday in December is designed to help people find true hope and peace from the biblical words of Mary, Zechariah, Simeon, and Paul as they proclaim the fact and meaning of Jesus’ […]

Silver Lake Trustee Johnson holding food drive Dec. 12

Silver Lake village Trustee Roger Johnson is hosting a food drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Breezy Hill Nursery, Highways B and 50 in Salem. Donations will benefit The Sharing Center. Johnson will be accepting donations in the nursery parking lot. If the weather is wet, look for him inside the garden center […]

Santa at the Silver Lake American Legion 2015 coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Santa visited the Silver Lake American Legion Saturday afternoon. He arrived by Silver Lake fire engine.

Paddock Lake Area Lions Club indoor book and rummage sale is Dec. 12

Paddock Lake Area Lions Club is hosting its 5th annual Books and “More” Indoor Rummage Sale on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the American Legion Hall at 307 N. Cogswell in Silver Lake. It will take place from 10 a.m.  to 4 p.m. Just in time for the holidays, there will be bargains galore. Many, many books and gently used items, such as […]

Silver Lake Park Commission Shop-n-Drop set for Dec. 4

The Silver Lake Park Commission is hosting a Drop-n-Shop on Friday, Dec. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Riverview School gymnasium. The event will allow parents to drop off their children for adult supervised activities, games and fun, giving the parents an opportunity to shop, dine and relax. Children 3 years and older […]

Silver Lake passes budget with flat tax levy

The Silver Lake Village Board at a special meeting Monday approved a budget with a tax levy showing a .04 percent decrease over 2015. The 2016 general property tax levy will be $1,025,823. The 2015 general property tax levy was $1,026,237. Trustee Roger Johnson was the only vote against the budget.

Community Library Thanksgiving closures announced

All Community Library branches, Salem, Silver Lake, and Twin Lakes will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular hours at Salem and Twin Lakes will resume on Friday, Nov. 27. The Silver Lake location is closed on Fridays but will resume hours on Saturday, Nov. 28.

Silver Lake storm sewer fee to increase

Silver Lake property owners will see an increase in their storm sewer charge on their next property tax bill. The Silver Lake Village Board Wednesday voted to increase the fee to $125. It had been $94. Funds raised by the charge are used to address storm sewer projects in the village. In recent years, the village […]

Silver Lake leaning toward changing assessor — again

The Silver Lake Village Board appears ready to change assessors for the second time in two years. However, that may not be as big of a change as it seems. The top candidate right now is the company that Silver Lake was employing until this year. Last year, unsatisfied with service from Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc., […]

Silver Lake Family Fun Walk and Community Baptist Church Fall Fest 2015 coverage (PHOTOS)

It was a good fall day for a stroll Saturday afternoon and many took advantage of that to participate in the inaugural Family Fun Walk through the streets of Silver Lake Saturday afternoon. The walk immediately preceded the annual Community Fall Fest, hosted by Community Baptist Church. Walkers were able to travel the marked 1.7 mile course, stopping […]

Silver Lake to put library building on the market

The Silver Lake Village Board on Wednesday voted to put a former day care building on Second Street that it purchased to use as a library branch on the market. The purchase of the building at 209 N. Second Street was approved by the Village Board in 2013. The village took out the loan to purchase the building to […]

Salem fire and rescue coverage of Silver Lake finalized with town approval of agreements

The Salem Town Board effectively accomplished a merger of its Town of Salem Fire/Rescue with the Silver Lake Fire Department and kept the Silver Lake Rescue Squad in place as an emergency medical services responder in Silver Lake with the approval of a pair of agreements Tuesday night. The Town Board board, in a unanimous vote with all present, approved an […]

Silver Lake Community Fall Fest and new Family Fun Walk set for Oct. 24

The spirit of harvest-time togetherness is alive and well in Silver Lake. A joint effort of local businesses, the Community Baptist Church and Village Board are leveraging the success of the church’s annual Fall Fest to bring even more neighbors together for the best of Fall fun on Oct. 24. This year, a Family Fun […]

Units responding to medical call at Riverview School

At about 2:35 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue units are responding to Riverview School for a medical call. UPDATE 2:39 p.m. — Patient is a 14-year-old female who was having a seizure.

Silver Lake Protection Association fundraiser is today

The Silver Lake Protection Association is hosting a fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 26 starting at 4 p.m. at the The Marina in Silver Lake. The money raised by the silent auction and donations will be used to help defend the lake against Eurosian water milfoil and other invasive weeds. The Marina is located at 28836 Silver Lake Road (Highway F), […]

Silver Lake approves contract with Salem for fire protection and EMS

The Silver Lake Village Board at a special meeting Thursday approved a 10-year contract with Salem for Town of Salem Fire/Rescue to provide fire protection and emergency medical services to the village. The contract takes effect Jan. 1, 2016, said village President Burce Nopenz. The contract was approved by a unanimous vote with Trustees Roger Johnson […]

Paddock Lake Area Lions Club spaghetti dinner is Oct. 3

Paddock Lake Area Lions Club will host their 9th annual Spaghetti Dinner on  Saturday, Oct. 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on Cogswell Drive in Silver Lake. Tickets are $7.50 for adults; $4 for children ages 6-12; and free for children under age 6. There will be many raffles and a bake sale, too. Carry outs […]

Silver Lake board schedules special meeting on fire/EMS contract

The Silver Lake Village Board has scheduled a special board meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24. The special meeting notice says the meeting is for the purpose of discussing and possibly acting on the fire contract. The board voted in July to pursue negotiations with Salem over contracting with Town of Salem Fire/Rescue to provide […]

Units responding for crash in Silver Lake

At about 9 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Prosser Street and Cogswell Drive in Silver Lake. UPDATE 9:09 p.m. — One patient being transported to a local hospital via ambulance.

9-11 remembrance ceremony planned for Friday

The Silver Lake Fire Department along with the Kenosha County Memorial Team, are sponsoring a 9-11 remembrance ceremony at the Kenosha County Center, Highway 50 and Highway 45, in Bristol on Friday, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. All military and emergency service professionals are asked to arrive in dress uniform.

Silver Lake trustee removed from committee chairmanship by president

Silver Lake Trustee Roger Johnson has been removed as chairman of the General Welfare, Buildings, Public Works, Parks, Public Lands and Library Committee by President Bruce Nopenz. Johnson said he was notified of the move in a letter from Nopenz dated Aug. 25. In an email exchange with westofthei.com, Nopenz confirmed the action and said it […]

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