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Parades and ceremonies set for Memorial Day 2017 in Silver Lake and Twin Lakes

Memorial Day parades and ceremonies will take place in Silver Lake and Twin Lakes on Monday, May 29: Silver Lake — Memorial Day observance will begin in Silver Lake with the annual Schultz-Hahn American Legion Post #293 parade at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 29. The parade begins at Riverview School, heads east on Prosser Street […]

American Legion Post #293 invites participants in Silver Lake Memorial Day Parade

The members of Schultz-Hahn American Legion Post #293 is seeking participants in the post’s Annual Silver Lake Memorial Day Parade on May 29. A Memorial Service will follow the parade in the front of the American Legion Hall, and refreshments will be served immediately following the service. All fire and rescue units will line up along School Street […]

Units responding for alarm in Silver Lake

At about 2:54 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue units are responding to an alarm in the 600 block of South Cogswell Drive in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: This is a carbon monoxide alarm. Occupants have evacuated.

Salem Lakes adopts new boat launch fees

The Salem Lakes Village Board enacted new boat launch fees at its regular meeting Monday night. The action was needed because Salem Lakes predecessor municipalities — Salem and Silver Lake — each had different fees. The new fees for all launches where a fee is collected will be: Daily fees – Resident $5, non-resident $7. […]

Units responding for alarm in Silver Lake

At about 1:53 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of an alarm at a home in the 100 block of Eastwood Drive in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: This is a carbon monoxide alarm.

Units responding to crash in Silver Lake

At about 4:46 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highway F and B in Silver Lake. UPDATE 4:47 p.m. — Deputy on the scene reports some injuries, but none appear to be serious.

Units responding to park for medical call

At about 11:13 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to Schmalfeldt Park in Silver Lake for a medical call. Per dispatch: This call is for an intoxicated person.

Units responding for burning in Silver Lake

At about 8:27 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of burnind in the 100 block of East North Water Street in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Large bonfire reported. UPDATE 8:31 p.m. — Deputy on scene and investigating. Reports a small backyard fire.

Units responding for investigation in Silver Lake

At about 8:33 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to the 700 block of Glenwood Drive in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Caller reports a strong smell of gas in a basement. Occupants are evacuating the residence.

2017 Salem Lakes Easter egg hunt coverage (PHOTOS)

Salem Lakes first annual Easter egg hunt took place Saturday morning. It may have technically been Salem Lakes first egg hunt, but it was a familiar scene at Schmalfeldt Park in Silver Lake, sight of many a past Silver Lake egg hunt. The Easter Bunny came over to the park from Fire Station No. 4 […]

Salem Lakes to host Egg Hunt on April 1 and Eggstravaganza April 8

Salem Lakes will be hosting two Easter related events incorporating elements of traditional events presented in the past by the town of Salem and village of Silver Lake. Salem Lakes first annual Easter egg hunt will be held April 1 at 11 a.m. at Schmalfeldt Park in Silver Lake. The egg hunt is for ages […]

Units responding for alarm in Silver Lake

At about 10:23 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to an alarm at a home in the 400 block of Carla Court in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: This is a carbon monoxide alarm. UPDATE 10:39 a.m. –Unit on the scene reports to dispatch that alarm caused by a […]

It’s time to pre-order lamb cakes from Schultz-Hahn American Legion Auxiliary; Bake sale is April 14

The Schultz-Hahn American Legion Auxiliary will hold its annual Easter Bake Sale on Friday, April 14. The bake sale will be held at the American Legion Hall on North Cogswell Drive in Silver Lake. You may pre-order your Lamb Cakes through April 7. The cost is $15 per cake. To place your order call Kathy […]

Salem Lakes takes library building off the market

The building where Silver Lake once hoped to house a branch of the Community Library has been pulled off the market. The Salem Lakes Village Board Wednesday voted unanimously to pause efforts to sell the building and explore community uses for the building. The motion to take the building off the market was made by […]

Salem Lakes may remove central Silver Lake sidewalks

Sidewalks in the central part of Silver Lake may be removed as part of a planned street paving project. The Salem Lakes Village Board discussed the move at its March 1 meeting. Village administrator Patrick Casey said removing the sidewalks at the same time as paving work in Silver Lake planned for later this year […]

Salem Lakes board meeting to move to Salem Town Hall for next meeting

The next Salem Lakes Village Board meeting on March 15 will take place at Salem Town Hall, 9814 Antioch Rd, Salem. The board meetings since the Feb. 14 merger of Salem and Silver Lake as the village of Salem Lakes have been held at Silver Lake Village Hall. Village President Bruce Nopenz said the meeting will […]

President Bruce Nopenz comments at first Salem Lakes Village Board meeting (VIDEO)

The first Salem Lakes Village Board meeting was held Wednesday evening. Salem Lakes is the new village created through the merger of the town of Salem and the village of Silver Lake.  That merger took effect Feb. 14. At the beginning of the meeting, village President Bruce Nopenz delivered the following comments: On its surface, the meeting […]

William Hopkins appointed to Salem Lakes Village Board

William Hopkins was appointed Wednesday by the Salem Lakes Village Board to fill a vacant trustee seat. The appointment was approved 5-1 by a written ballot among the board members. Hopkins will fill the remainder of the term of Daniel Withers, who resigned in December due to an out of state job assignment. That term expires […]

Spring Election 2017: Salem Lakes trustee primary questionnaire answers

Voters in the new village of Salem Lakes will be able to vote in a primary election for village trustee on Feb. 21. The primary election will narrow the field of eight to six, who will appear on the ballot for the April 4 general election. This is the first election in Salem Lakes, which […]

Salem Town Board holds last board meeting

The Salem Town Board held its last meeting Monday night drawing to a close a 175 year history that is older than the state itself. As of midnight Tuesday, Salem and Silver Lake will be officially merged into the new village of Salem Lakes. “It took a shared vision … to bring us to this […]

Polling places won’t change for Salem Lakes Feb. 21 primary election information

Voters in the new village of Salem Lakes will be voting in a brand new municipality for the first time for the Feb. 21 primary, but where they vote will be the same.   All polling places for both the former Town of Salem and the former Village of Silver Lake will remain the same […]

Appointment of Silver Lake trustee delayed until Feb. 15

The Silver Lake Village Board on Wednesday again tabled the appointment of a replacement for its open trustee seat. The board was prepared to meet in closed session at the regular board meeting to discuss the credentials of the six people who have applied for the position. However, state statutes do not allow discussions regarding […]

Addresses in Silver Lake an issue for Salem Lakes to decide

There was a brief glimpse this week into what might be one of the most cared about issues involved in the merger of the town of Salem and the village of Silver Lake into the village of Salem Lakes — what do do with addresses in the territory that is the current village of Silver Lake. […]

Salem Lakes transition committee holds first meeting

A committee designed to share expertise with the town of Salem’s operations while the town merges with the village of Silver Lake held its first meeting Monday. The Salem Lakes Transition Committee is made up of the five Salem Town Board members and the Silver Lake village president. The committee unanimously elected Diann Tesar committee chairman. […]

Freight train makes emergency stop

A freight train traveling trough Silver Lake blocked every intersection in Silver Lake, stopping short of Maple Rd. For about 3 1/2 hours Saturday night, the train sat while fire and train personnel checked everything out. They think one of the rail car hoppers opened up, and grabbed the heater for the switch and pulled […]

Silver Lake tables appointment to vacant trustee seat

The Silver Lake Village Board on Wednesday tabled the appointment of someone to their vacant trustee seat. The opening was created by the resignation of Trustee Dan Withers, who cited new out of state job responsibilities as the reason for his resignation. Withers’ term expires in April 2018 The board had intended to take letters from […]

Silver Lake appoints Police and Fire Commission members

The Silver Lake Village Board took yet another step brought about by its upcoming merger with the town of Salem with the creation of a Police and Fire Commission. Such a commission is required by state staute for Wisconsin villages with a population of over 5,500. The population of the new combined village of Salem […]

Readers photos: Deer trapped on Silver Lake ice (Updated)

(Note: This post has been edited to clarify that the deer was on top of the ice. — DH) Cory Ketterhagen shared these photos taken by Kenzi Ketterhagen of a deer trapped on ice on Silver Lake. The photos are from about 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The deer was stuck on the south end of the lake. […]

Silver Lake seeking letters from people who want to be appointed to vacant trustee seat

The Silver Lake Village Board has decided to seek letters from residents who would like to be appointed to fill out the remainder of a village trustee’s term. Dan Withers recently resigned his seat due to new out of state work responsibilities. His term expires in April 2018 and the person appointed will serve until […]

Silver Lake may pay off debt and set aside reserves for projects to be done after merger

The Silver Lake Village Board is contemplating designating reserves for some Silver Lake centered projects after its merger with Salem. Salem/Silver Lake administrator Patrick Casey has informed the board that a review of the village’s existing eight bank accounts showed there was about $2.2 million that could be used for this purpose. The Village Board […]

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