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2015 Memorial Day parades, services listed

Silver Lake and Twin Lakes will be the scene of Memorial Day parades and ceremonies Monday morning: American Legion Post 544 in Twin Lakes will host its annual Memorial Day parade this year on Monday, May 25. The parade through Twin Lakes begins at 11 a.m. Line-up is between 10 and 10:30 a.m. There will be a service after the […]

Units responding to burning in Silver Lake

At 8:17 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department units and a Silver Lake Police officer are responding to a report of burning in the 600 block of Riverside Drive in Silver Lake. UPDATE 8:23 p.m. — Per dispatch: Police officer at the scene says fire is mostly out, but still smoldering.

Silver Lake Village Board discusses library lease

A lease for a village owned building that the Silver Lake Village Board would like to rent to the Community Library got its first extensive public discussion at Wednesday’s regular board meeting. The item was on the agenda for discussion only and no vote was taken. Village President Bruce Nopenz said the lease in hand Wednesday was a draft […]

Silver Lake approves contract with Sheriff’s Dept. for police protection

The Silver Lake Village Board at a special meeting Thursday night approved a contract with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department for extra police protection. The new service is expected to begin June 18 if additional approvals at the County Board level are received, Sheriff David Beth said after the meeting. The designated patrol from the […]

Silver Lake to stick with current meeting schedule

The Silver Lake Village Board kicked around but ultimately rejected going back to two board meetings a month. As of January, the board has been having one committee of the whole meeting on the first Wednesday of the month and one regular board meeting on the third Wednesday of the month. The committee of the whole meeting is for discussing […]

Silver Lake Village Board to consolidate committees

The Silver Lake Village Board agreed in principal Wednesday to a consolidated committee structure proposed by new village President Bruce Nopenz. The current structure of seven Village Board committees had some overlap, Nopenz said at Wednesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting. Instead, he proposed a new set of three committees: A committee combining the current Finance, Legislative […]

Silver Lake to accept letters of interest for trustee seat

Silver Lake will  be accepting letters from residents interested in filling the Village Board seat vacated last week by Chris Willkomm. Willkomm resigned by letter citing work and personal conflicts. Village President Bruce Nopenz said at Wednesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting that as president he could appoint someone to the seat, but instead he would […]

Silver Lake Trustee Chris Willkomm resigns; replacement method undecided

Note: Darren Hillock contributed to this report. Silver Lake Trustee Chris Willkomm has resigned his seat on the Village Board, citing personal and work-related reasons. Village President Bruce Nopenz made the announcement at a special Village Board meeting Wednesday. Here’s video: Nopenz said he had received the resignation letter just before he read it out […]

Silver Lake to negotiate contract with Sheriff’s Department for police protection; OKs lease for library with school

The Silver Lake Board voted Wednesday to negotiate a contract with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department for police protection for the village. The vote was 5-0 in favor, said village President Bruce Nopenz. Trustee Patrick Dunn was absent due to a work conflict and Trustee Chris Willkomm has resigned from the board, Nopenz said. If […]

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 […]

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