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Silver Lake and Paddock Lake approve new Community Library Board arrangement

Silver Lake and Paddock Lake have approved a new joint operating agreement for the Community Library that will realign how Library Board members are distributed among the five member municipalities. Both approvals came at the municipalities’ respective village board meetings Wednesday. Twin Lakes also approved the agreement Monday. Under the new agreement, there will be a 10-member governing […]

Silver Lake returning to two regular meetings per month

The Silver Lake Village Board will be returning to having two regular meetings per month. Since December 2014, the board had been having a committee of the whole meeting on the first Wednesday at which items could be discussed but not voted on. Then a regular board meeting — at which action can be taken — was held on the third […]

Silver Lake Village Hall hours reduced

The Silver Lake Village Board has reduced Village Hall hours starting Monday. The new hours will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Clerk/Treasurer Vicki Galich said she also will be willing to conduct village business by appointment outside of those regular hours. President Bruce Nopenz said the change was to allow the […]

Units responding for alarm in Silver Lake

At about 9:51 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to an alarm in the 400 block of South Cogswell Drive in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: This is a supervisory alarm reported by the alarm company. UPDATE 9:54 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on scene reports no smoke or […]

Silver Lake passes comprehensive plan resolution; timeframe for process that could unite it with Salem outlined

A plan authorizing the preparation of a  cooperative plan between Salem and Silver Lake was passed unanimously by the Silver Lake Village Board at a special meeting Thursday night. A similar resolution was passed by Salem Town Board at a special meeting Monday. Part of the plan is expected to be a boundary agreement that […]

No discussion of joint plan with Salem at Silver Lake Village Board committee meeting; on agenda for action Thursday night

The Silver Lake Village Board had a resolution authorizing the preparation of a cooperative plan with Salem on the agenda of its regularly scheduled committee of the whole meeting Wednesday night. That’s the monthly meeting designed for discussion of matters that might make it to a future regular board meeting for formal action. The plan could be used […]

Salem approves resolution to explore cooperative plan with Silver Lake

Note: This story has been edited from its original version to more accurately reflect the language in the resolution. — DH The Salem Town Board on Monday took the first step in a process that ultimately could make Salem and Silver Lake one municipality again, bringing village status to Salem in the process. The board unanimously […]

Silver Lake approves water patrol contract with Salem

The Silver Lake Village Board on Wednesday approved contracting with Salem for water patrol of Silver Lake this summer. The contract was approved unanimously with President Bruce Nopenz absent. The cost of the service will be $35/hour with an estimated 15 hours per week for 16 weeks. An exhibit in the contract with Salem estimates a cost of […]

Vicki Galich hired as new Silver Lake village clerk/treasurer

Vicki Galich has been hired as the new Silver Lake village clerk/treasurer. Galich replaces Terry Faber, who left the position as of March 4. Faber had held the position for 11 years. Galich has previous governmental experience, having worked for Kenosha County for 30 years in several positions, said village President Bruce Nopenz. Galich’s appointment […]

7 year old thwarts attempted child enticement in Silver Lake

A 7 year old walking home from school Tuesday afternoon in Silver Lake thwarted an attempt by a person in a car to entice the child to get in the vehicle, says a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman. The boy was approached by a man in a “beat up four door white car” asking the child […]

Spring Election 2016: Silver Lake trustee results

A slate of Silver Lake village trustee candidates aligned with village President Bruce Nopenz have won seats on the Village Board. The three candidates with the highest vote totals win the three available seats. At 9:09 p.m. with the single poll reporting, unofficial results are: Daniel Withers 503 (21%). Laura Francart 476 (20%). Bob Raymond 474 […]

DPI tells Paddock Lake Community Library side agreement on representation not compliant

A side agreement designed to maintain equal representation among the municipalities on the Community Library Board does not comply with state statutes, a Department of Public Instruction official says. The opinion is contained in a letter dated March 17, 2016 from John DeBacher, Director, Public Library Development, Division for Libraries and Technology to Paddock Lake village Trustee Kathy Christenson. Paddock […]

Salem to take on water patrol for Silver Lake, Paddock Lake and Lilly Lake

Note: Updated now with comment from Salem Supervisor Dan Campion. — DH Salem expanded its water patrol obligations beyond its own borders this summer with the approval of three contracts to patrol Silver Lake, Paddock Lake and Lilly Lake in Wheatland. Separate contracts with the village of Silver Lake, the village of Paddock Lake and Wheatland were approved […]

Salem discusses railroad crossing quiet zone facts and figures

  One of the more persistent issues that has faced the Salem Town Board over the years is how to silence train horns through the town. While there’s been a lot of discussion, reliable facts were not always available. But the town now has a study that supplies some hard numbers — including cost — to upgrade […]

Spring Election 2016: Silver Lake village trustee Q&A

Silver Lake voters will be able to cast a ballot in a contested village trustee race on April 5. Voters will be able to vote for three at-large candidates out of a field of six. The same questionnaire was submitted by to each candidate, by email or by mail. Here is their biographical information, followed by their […]

2016 Silver Lake Easter Egg Hunt coverage (PHOTOS)

Area youngsters will able to fill their Easter baskets and visit with the Easter Bunny at the annual Silver Lake Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at Schmalfeldt Park. Hunters were grouped ages. The person who found a golden received a special prize. The event was organized by the village Parks Committee. Here are some more photos:

2016 Silver Lake Easter Egg Hunt is March 19

The Silver Lake Parks Committee has announced an Easter Egg Hunt for Saturday, March 19. Come meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs at Schmalfeldt Park. The hunt will begin at 9 a.m. Children ages 1 to 10 are invited to participate. Bring a bag to put those eggs in. The hunt will be staggered by age so […]

Readers photos: Results of logging at Fox River Park

So how many trees have they cut down out at Fox River Park? Juddie Brandes of Silver Lake provided an at least partial visual answer with these photos she shot Friday afternoon. The county has hired a logging company to cut down some 2,600 ash trees in three county parks in an effort to halt the spread of […]

Joint statement seeks to clarify reason for Silver Lake clerk/treasurer’s departure

The Silver Lake Village Board and outgoing Clerk/Treasurer Terry Faber issued a joint statement Friday seeking to clarify the circumstances that led to Faber’s departure. The board unanimously approved (Trustee Carolyn Dodge was absent) a separation agreement with Faber at Wednesday’s regular board meeting. The statement, distributed to local media via email from village President […]

Units responding to Silver Lake Village Hall

At about 1:40 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue, Town of Wheatland Fire Department, Randall Fire Department, Twin Lakes Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to Silver Lake Village Hall on First Street in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: There has been a report of a burning smell in the building. […]

Silver Lake Village Board OKs separation agreement with village clerk/treasurer

The Silver Lake Village Board unanimously approved a separation agreement with village Clerk/Treasurer Terry Faber Wednesday night. Trustee Carolyn Dodge was absent. Details of the agreement were not immediately available. Village President Bruce Nopenz said the agreement is effective March 4. The agreement includes severance pay. Faber has been village clerk/treasurer for 11 years. In […]

Spring Election 2016: Silver Lake trustee primary results

The field for the April 5 Silver Lake village trustee election is set after Tuesday’s primary election. On the ballot in April will be:  Laura Francart, Daniel Withers, Bob Raymond, Kimberly Gerber, Roger W. Johnson and Eldon E. J. Johnston. Eliminated was Kevin A. Kusters Sr. Final unofficial results as reported by village Clerk Terry Faber are: Francart 211 (19%). Withers […]

Primary election today; local races for Lakewood School board and Silver Lake trustee

Voters in Twin Lakes School District #4 (Lakewood School) and in the village of Silver Lake will be able to vote in primaries Tuesday to narrow the field for the April 5 election: Six candidates filed papers  to fill the two available seats for the Twin Lakes School District #4 board. The primary will narrow the field to […]

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 […]

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