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Silver Lake tavern fire update (PHOTOS)

Fire broke out this morning at a tavern in the 200 block of Railroad Street in Silver Lake. Someone cleaning in the building was made aware of the fire by a passer-by. Personnel manning the Silver Lake Fire Department engine could see the smoke coming from the back of the building, from the fire station, but they […]

Units responding to fire in Silver Lake

At 6:44 a.m.. Silver Lake Fire Department and Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a structure fire in the 200 block of S. Railroad Street in Silver Lake. UPDATE 6:49 a.m. — MABAS box alarm activated. Twin Lakes Fire Department responding with a tender and a truck. UPDATE 6:54 a.m. — MABAS box […]

Silver Lake Village Board discusses water patrol situation

Discussion of water patrol on Silver Lake dominated the Silver Lake Village Board committee of the whole meeting Wednesday. The village dissolved its police department in June, but intended to keep a force to patrol Silver Lake, as it has done since 1983. Shoreline around the lake lies both in the village and in Salem. But with […]

Units responding for burning in Silver Lake

At about 3:47 p.m., Silver Lake Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding for a report of burning in the area of 100 S. Cogswell Drive in Silver Lake.

Swimming warning posted at DeWitt Beach in Silver Lake

A warning for elevated e-coli bacteria has been posted at DeWitt Beach in Silver Lake due to testing results received Friday, Trustee Roger Johnson said. This notice is required by the Department of Natural Resources. Swimming is at your own risk at this time until a passable test result is received. UPDATE — Warning was lifted […]

Units responding for crash in Silver Lake

At about 1:01 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 29400 block of Silver Lake Road in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved; at least one person reporting chest pain.

Silver Lake to defer fireworks, save money for next year

A fireworks display in Silver Lake is off for 2015. Last month, Trustee Roger Johnson said he was working to have a display in the village this year, using the $3,000 budgeted for that purpose. He did not have a date or a vendor lined up at that time. On Wednesday, with Johnson absent, the topic was […]

Silver Lake to buy new radios and pagers for Silver Lake FD

The Silver Lake Village Board approved spending as much as $28,000 on new pagers, portable radios and handheld radios for the Silver Lake Fire Department. The action was approved by a 3-1 vote. Trustee Carolyn Dodge voted against the motion. Trustees Pat Dunn, Roger Johnson and Daniel Withers were absent. After objections arose to just […]

Salem proposing gentleman’s agreement to fix Community Library Board problem

Salem is proposing using a gentleman’s agreement among the five Community Library member municipalities to solve a problem the state has with the Community Library Board’s makeup. Since its founding as a joint library in 1980, the library has had a governing board made up of two members from each member municipality and an additional […]

Community Baptist Church Vacation Bible School is July 27-31

Vacation Bible School at Community Baptist Church, 203 N. 4th Street, Silver Lake, will take place  July 27-31 from 9 a.m. to noon. This program is for ages kindergarten through seventh grade. Come be a part of the games, bible lessons, crafts, puppets, missionary stories and all of the fun. The theme this year is TO […]

2015 Silver Lake Fourth of July Boat Parade photos

The Silver Lake Fourth of July Boat Parade took place Saturday There were 27 boats and 7 piers participating and Silver Lake businesses gave prizes for the best decorations. Here are a more photos shared by Pauline Chaput:

Units responding to fire station for medical call

At about 4 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to the Silver Lake Fire Department Station for a medical call. Per dispatch: Patient walked into the fire department with an unknown medical problem.

Silver Lake to pursue contract with Salem for fire and rescue services

The Silver Lake Village Board voted to pursue negotiations with Salem over contracting with Town of Salem Fire/Rescue to provide fire protection and emergency medical services to the village. The 5-2 vote came after a contentious debate that included board members and the audience. Trustee Roger Johnson voted against the motion. Trustee Carolyn Dodge, the […]

Silver Lake FD accepts donation of pet oxygen mask

The Silver Lake Fire Department now has a new tool to help pets that it rescues from burning buildings. Representatives of the department on Monday accepted a donation of a pet oxygen mask from Invisible Fence Brand and Westosha Veterinary Hospital in Silver Lake. Steve Burbick of Invisible Fence said the company annually makes such donations in […]

Silver Lake Boat Parade set for July 4

The 2015 Fourth of July Silver Lake Boat Parade will take place July 4 starting at 1 p.m. on the water of Silver Lake. Participants can dress up their body and boat and join the fun. Boats meet on the lake in front of Silver Lake Marina. There will be a lead boat. The parade is […]

Silver Lake Concerts in the Park series opens for 2015 Sunday

Silver Lake’s annual Concerts in the Park series will kick-off for 2015 Sunday, June 28 at Schmalfeldt Park in Silver Lake. The Lakes Area Community Band will be playing from 5 to 7 p.m. at the gazebo. The concert is free. Attendees are advised to bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Refreshments are […]

Fireworks for Silver Lake this year; when undecided

Silver Lake should have a fireworks display this summer, but when and by who is still undecided. Trustee Roger Johnson, chairman of the General Welfare, Buildings, Public Works, Parks, Public Lands & Library Committee, said at Wednesday’s regular board meeting that money was budgeted for fireworks this year, but there are a few uncertainties yet. “There’s going […]

Silver Lake to continue to pursue loan refinance despite higher payment

Silver Lake could re-finance its loan for the purchase of a building on Second Street with its current lender, village President Bruce Nopenz reported at Wednesday’s Village Board meeting. After the refinance, the monthly payment would increase from about $1,300 to about $1,700, but a looming $200,000 balloon payment due in the  current loan in 2018 […]

Units responding to fire in Silver Lake

At 11:05 a.m., Silver Lake Fire Department, Silver Lake Rescue Squad, Town of Salem Fire/Rescue, Randall Fire Department and Wheatland Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in the 700 block of School Street in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: This appears to be a electrical fire. UPDATE about […]

Daniel Withers appointed to Silver Lake Village Board

Daniel Withers, 35, was appointed to the Silver Lake Village Board at Wednesday’s regular board meeting. Withers, who works for an industrial supply company and is a US Air Force veteran, also took the oath of office and then assumed his seat for the balance of the meeting. His appointment was approved by a 4-2 vote with […]

Silver Lake Meet & Greet with Sheriff’s Department coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Silver Lake residents got a chance to meet the individuals that will be patrolling their village starting Thursday, if all goes as expected. Four Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputies, along with supervisors, Chief Deputy Charles Smith and Sheriff David Beth were at Silver Lake Village Hall Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon. Citizens attending got a […]

Silver Lake Firefighters Association baggo tournament 2015 coverage (PHOTOS)

The Silver Lake Firefighters Association hosted a baggo tournament and pig roast on Sunday at noon at Schmalfeldt Park. The event was able to stay outside despite some wet weather, thanks to efforts to dry off parts of the park. Funds raised during this event will go towards the purchase of a new Thermal Imaging Camera, […]

Meet & Greet event for Silver Lake residents with Sheriff’s Dept. Tuesday

A Meet and Greet for Silver Lake residents to become more familiar with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department will take place at Silver Lake Village Hall on Tuesday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. Cake and coffee will be served. Residents can meet with Sheriff Dave Beth and the officers that will be patrolling the village. You will […]

Readers photos: Silver Lake hail

Kelly Mickelsen shared some photos of hail that fell in Silver Lake Monday. Kelly points out that these stones were still quarters size by the time she took the photos. They probably has melted some by then. More thunderstorms are int eh forecast for Thursday and Friday.

Silver Lake firefighters to host baggo tournament June 14

The Silver Lake Firefighters Association will host a baggo tournament and pig roast on Sunday, June 14 at noon at Schmalfeldt Park, located on Railroad Street between Wisconsin Street and Depot Street in Silver Lake. There will be two different tournaments. The first tournament will be “bring your own partner” format and the second tournament will be […]

Community Baptist Church hosting Live Clue game Friday

Community Baptist Church in Silver Lake is hosting a Live Clue game Friday, June 12. The event is free and all ages are welcome. Teams of 5 or 6 people (individuals will be placed on a team) will go around Lake Street in Silver Lake and will talk to live suspects about the murder and […]

Silver Lake Village Board discusses fire/rescue relationship

Some of the people in the seats behind the dais may have changed, but Wednesday’s discussion by the Silver Lake Village Board of fire and rescue services trod some well worn ground for anyone who has been observing the issue in recent years. Also not surprising, no consensus on how to handle the future was developed, though […]

Silver Lake to try to re-finance library building loan

Silver Lake village President Bruce Nopenz said he is going to explore re-financing a loan the village is using to buy a building on Second Street intended to serve as a local branch for the Community Library system. His goal, Nopenz said at the Village Board’s committee of the whole meeting Wednesday, would be to eliminate the […]

2015 Silver Lake Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Memorial Day activities took place in Silver Lake Monday morning, despite some uncooperative weather. The annual parade stepped off at 9 a.m., with a slight off and on drizzle in the air. But before the parade ended, just as some of the later units were making their way through downtown, it started to pour. Consequently, the traditional ceremony at the […]

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 […]

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