Posts under ‘Silver Lake’

Riverview School Drama Club to present Alice in Wonderland The Musical on May 1

The Riverview School Drama Club will present Alice in Wonderland The Musical on Friday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. The production includes live instrumental accompaniment. There will be limited concessions (popcorn, candy and drinks). Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and children 3 and under are free.

In last meeting as Silver Lake president, Gerber calls for police contracting referendum

At her last meeting as Silver Lake village president, Sue Gerber Wednesday attempted to slate a referendum on whether the village should eliminate its own police department and contract with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department for police protection. Gerber made a motion to hold the referendum after reading a statement regarding Tuesday night’s public hearing on the […]

Silver Lake has attorney fees three times greater than budget for year

A bill for attorney fees to Silver Lake was withdrawn from the bills to be paid Wednesday night after Trustee Patrick Dunn asked for information about what services were rendered. The Silver Lake Village Board approved the other bills for payment after the $23,000 attorney bill was withdrawn. Dunn said the village has accrued over […]

Public hears proposal for Sheriff’s Department patrol of Silver Lake

The public got its first look at what the cost of having the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department perform dedicated patrol of Silver Lake, in lieu of the village maintaining its own police department. The proposal was the subject of a public hearing held at Riverview School Tuesday night. About 50 people attended. Sheriff David Beth […]

Silver Lake cleanup spring 2015 coverage

Sunday afternoon, 27 volunteers went around Silver Lake wearing vests and carrying garbage bags, picking up garbage. They spent about three hours picking up a lot of stuff, especially stuff that looked like it had been thrown from cars. There were almost twice as many volunteers as last year, and fortunately, there was less garbage. […]

Burn ban lifted in Silver Lake

The burn ban in Silver Lake has been lifted. From Silver Lake Fire Department Chief Allison Draeger: Due to the rain, the open burn ban has been lifted. I would like to remind the residents that with all open burning a permit must be obtained from and signed by the fire chief at no cost […]

Silver Lake village wide clean-up set for April 12

A volunteer clean-up of Silver Lake is being organized for Sunday, April 12 starting at noon. Everyone is invited to help. Meeting place is at the Silver Lake Fire Department, 113 S First St., at 11:30 a.m. “Last years event was a huge success,” said organizer Allen Dunski. “We had a bunch of awesome volunteers who gathered […]

Representation on Community Library Board may be up for change again

The president of the Community Library Board told the Twin Lakes Village Board Monday that the makeup of the library’s board may be up for changes again. Kevin Fitzgerald, who is president of the library board as well as a Twin Lakes trustee, said the state is seeking to have the library’s agreement among its […]

Silver Lake village trustee 2015 results

The slate of Silver Lake village trustee candidates aligned with village president candidate Bruce Nopenz are leading in the early results for three seats on the village board. The top three finishers will take the seats. Results as of 8:27 p.m. are: Eric Ericksen 386 (19%), Doug Randolph 371 (18%), Pat Dunn 369 (18%), Eldon Johnston 322 (15%), Sandra L. Folgers […]

Silver Lake village president 2015 results

Early results in the Silver Lake village president race show challenger Bruce Nopenz leading incumbent Sue Gerber. As of 8:20 p.m. results were: Nopenz 405 (56%) to Gerber 314 (44%). UPDATE 8:30 p.m. — Village Clerk Terry Faber reports above are the final unofficial results except for five outstanding absentee ballots, not enough to change the outcome.

Open burning ban in effect in Silver Lake

Due to the windy and extremely dry conditions, an open burn ban is in effect for the village of Silver Lake per order of Silver Lake Fire Department Chief Allison Draeger. The ban is in effect until further notice.

Silver Lake trustee candidates 2015 questionnaires

Silver Lake voters will be able to cast a ballot in a contested village trustee race on April 7. Voters will be able to vote for three at-large candidates out of a field of six. The same questionnaire was submitted to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here is their biographical information, followed by their question responses:

Silver Lake village president candidate 2015 interviews

Silver Lake voters will be able to cast a ballot in a contested village president race on April 7. The candidates are incumbent Sue Gerber and challenger Bruce Nopenz. Here is their biographical information first: Sue Gerber — age: 55. Education: Wilmot High School. Occupation: Postmaster. Previous elected and/or governmental experience: Elected as a Trustee in 2008 and President in 2013. Bruce Nopenz […]

Silver Lake Village Board sets rules for police contract hearing

Silver Lake Village Board members on Wednesday settled on a set of rules and procedures for an upcoming public hearing on April 14 regarding the possibility of contracting with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department for police protection. The Silver Lake Police Department has had two chiefs resign within the last six months. The villages of Paddock Lake and […]

Units responding for fire in Silver Lake

At about 5:45 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department, Silver Lake Rescue Squad, Town of Salem Fire/Rescue-Wilmot Station, Randall Fire Department, Town of Wheatland Fire Department units and Silver Lake Police are responding to a report of a fire at a church in the 200 block of North Fourth Street in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: This is […]

Silver Lake Easter Egg Hunt

    Silver Lake held their Easter Egg hunt on Saturday morning. The festivities began with the arrival of the Easter Bunny on a Silver Lake fire engine. There was a special egg in each age group for an Easter basket.

Silver Lake Junior Sportsman’s Club Wild Game Dinner is March 28

The Silver Lake Junior Sportsman’s Club is holding it’s annual Wild Game Dinner on Saturday, March 28, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Village Pub / American Legion Hall, 307 N Cogswell Drive, Silver Lake. This event helps to fund programming for The Silver Lake Junior Sportsman’s Club, which encourages youth to not only enjoy but safely respect outdoor sporting […]

Silver Lake public hearing on possible sheriff’s contract to be April 14

A public hearing regarding the possibility of the village contracting with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department for police protection will be held starting at 7 p.m., April 14 at Riverview School. The notice announcing the hearing said all interested parties will be given a chance to speak. Written comment submitted by April 13 will also be […]

Units responding for crash in Silver Lake

At about 9:06 a.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad  units are responding to a crash at Cogswell Drive and Lakeview Drive in Silver Lake. UPDATE 9:09 a.m. — Silver Lake Rescue unit clearing the scene. Reports to dispatch that a single vehicle involved, no injuries and waiting for a tow.

Silver Lake agrees to join Fox River commission

The Silver Lake Village Board last week agreed to a memo of understanding that could bring the village into the Southeastern Wisconsin Fox River Commission. Current members of the commission are municipalities up river of Rochester. The commission has been signing on municipal members south of its current boundaries. The commission would like to have all […]

Schultz-Hahn American Legion Auxiliary bake sale April 3; order lamb cakes until March 27

The Schultz-Hahn American Legion Auxiliary will hold their annual Easter Bake Sale on Friday, April 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. The bake sale will be held at the American Legion Hall in Silver Lake. You may pre order your lamb cake through March 27. The cost is $20 per cake. This year when you preorder, you have your choice of […]

Silver Lake Village Board considering contracting with sheriff for police services

The Silver Lake Village Board met with Sheriff David Beth at the end of Wednesday’s Village Board meeting to discuss contracting out village police protection to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. The meeting with Beth was behind closed doors and lasted more than an hour. When the board reconvened in open session, village President Sue […]

Silver Lake Easter Egg Hunt is March 28

Silver Lake’s annual Easter Egg Hunt at Schmalfeldt Park will take place on Saturday, March 28, starting at 11 a.m. Hunters will be organized in age brackets of: 1-4, 5-7, 8-10. Rain date will be Saturday, April 4 starting at 11 a.m.

Silver Lake businesses hosting benefit for The Sharing Center

Scully’s Silver Lake Grill and Silver City Suds are teaming up to raise money for The Sharing Center. The food, raffles and fun benefit event will take place  Saturday, March 14 from 1 to 8 p.m., at Silver City Suds, 409 E. Northwater St., Silver Lake. Tickets for $10 will be sold at the door. […]

Silver Lake expected to propose lease to Community Library for village building

The Silver Lake Village Board appears to be headed toward drafting and offering a lease agreement to the Community Library for a building the village owns in Silver Lake to be used as a library branch. The village purchased the former daycare center on Second Street to be used as a library branch, replacing the […]

Units responding to Riverview School for medical call

At about 8:24 a.m., Silver Lake Rescue Squad and Silver Lake Fire Department units are responding to a medical call at Riverview School. Per dispatch: Patient is an unconscious 10-year-old in the cafeteria. UPDATE 8:27 a.m. — Town of Salem Fire/Rescue dispatched to assist. UPDATE 8:50 a.m. — Patient being transported by ambulance to a […]

Salem asked to wait on library payment

A representative of the Community Library Board asked the Salem Town Board on Wednesday to hold off on making any move on its elector approved donation of $50,000 toward a new Silver Lake library branch. Gail Peckler-Dziki, a member of the library board from Salem, said the library is currently trying to work out a […]

Plan for new parking lots at Riverview School gets Silver Lake Village Board OK

  A site plan that includes new arrangements for parking and student drop-off and pick-up at Riverview School was approved — pending some contingencies — by the Silver Lake Plan Commission and Village Board. School district representatives appeared before both bodies Wednesday. The site plan for the project was explained to the Village Board by Mark […]

Silver Lake Village Board accepts Trudeau resignation; debates meeting room work funds

The formal acceptance of former Silver Lake Police Chief Andrew Trudeau’s resignation at Wednesday’s Silver Lake Village Board meeting lead to a short but heated discussion about where the money came from for the Village Hall meeting room improvement project, spearheaded by Trudeau. Trudeau’s letter of resignation was not read out loud at the meeting on advice of […]

Silver Lake village trustee primary results

Here are the results of the Silver Lake village trustee primary election as of 8:22 p.m. as reported by the Kenosha County Clerk’s office: Sabrina Moran 202. Sandra L. Folgers 198. Eldon Johnston 196. Eric Ericksen 146. Pat Dunn 130. Doug Randolph 120. Charles (Marty) Wiltberger II 92. Dave Lathrop 17. These results would mean […]

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