The agenda for Wednesday’s Silver Lake Village Board meeting includes an agenda item regarding the resignation of the Silver Lake Police chief. The item, under president’s agenda, says: “To Accept Chief Dan Kingsley’s Letter of Resignation.” No further information is included in the agenda. We have requested a copy of the letter from village Clerk […]
At about 3:47 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue, county dive team members and Silver Lake Police officers and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a possible water call on Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Initial call indicated response to the 27900 bock of Highway F, on the Salem side of the lake. UPDATE 3:49 […]
At 3:52 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and a Silver Lake Police officer are responding to a report of a crash at Highway B and F in Silver Lake. UPDATE 3:54 p.m. — Fire Department unit on the scene reports two vehicles involved and patients with minor injuries. UPDATE 3:57 p.m. […]
At about 5:34 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a medical call at Wilmot Union High School. Per dispatch: Patient injured their knee while playing soccer.
Silver Lake Fire Department Assistant Chief Roger Pattie asked the Silver Lake Village Board to formally recognize Allison Draeger as SLFD chief. Pattie made his request as part of extended remarks during citizens’ comments at Wednesday night’s Village Board meeting. But a village official said the board won’t act on recognizing any chief until a legal […]
Silver Lake is asking the other Community Library municipalities to consider — or at least discuss — helping Silver Lake pay off a loan it made to purchase a building for a library branch in that village. Those Community Library municipalities are Salem, Twin Lakes, Paddock Lake, Randall along with Silver Lake. On Monday, Twin […]
The Silver Lake Village Board On Wednesday conducted business with little change and little comment. The board accepted fire Chief David Kordecki’s resignation with no comment. A chief was not appointed to replace him. Allie Draeger is still serving as chief, as elected by the fire department, but she has not been formally accepted by […]
A flyer that criticizes the Silver Lake Fire Department and was circulated around town is being answered by the department’s leadership. Allison Draeger, who was elected department chief by membership but has yet to be formally appointed to the post by the Silver Lake Village Board, supplied westofthei.com with the department’s reply to the criticisms in the poster, which is a […]
Note: Scully’s Silver Lake Grill is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH On Saturday, Aug. 2 Scully’s Silver Lake Grill Family is donating 10 percent of all food purchases that day to support the fundraising efforts of team “Carb” Busters, which will be participating in the Step Out: 5K Walk to Stop Diabetes on Oct. 18 to benefit the American […]
At about 5:20 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue units are responding to a carbon monoxide alarm int eh 400 block of North Riverside Drive in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Caller reports that the alarm has been sounding for a while and they are experiencing a headache.
Silver Lake American Legion welcomed veterans from Wisconsin Veteran’s Home at Union Grove and the Clement J. Zemblocki Medical Center in Milwaukee. It’s the 39th year they have hosted the veterans. One of the highlights this year is providing the veterans with Thanksgiving dinner.
At about 9:10 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue units and a Silver Lake Police officer are responding to a Northwater and Second for an investigation. Per dispatch: Caller reporting a burning rubber smell. UPDATE 9:17 p.m. — Police officer on the scene reports to dispatch a slight smell in the area, […]
Questions from village President Sue Gerber about the procedure followed by those seeking a dissolution referendum in Silver Lake apparently will not stop the vote from happening. Gerber said the signatures for the dissolution were presented as a direct resolution petition instead of under the provision of the state statue governing the dissolution of a […]
Though their latest chief has resigned, members of the Silver Lake Fire Department are still committed to responding to calls and will be toned out when appropriate, village Trustee Roger Johnson said Wednesday night. SLFD Chief David Kordecki resigned via letter earlier this week. He was appointed chief by the Village Board on June 18. Kordecki […]
The Silver Lake Village Board on Wednesday approved a bid for storm sewer repair for $533,702. Awarding the bid to Wanasek Corporation was approved unanimously, with Trustee Patrick Dunn absent and Trustee Chris Willkomm abstaining due to family and work connections to Wanasek. The work would only repair or replace the sewers identified as most […]
The Silver Lake Fire Department has its second engine back in service, SLFD Chief Dave Kordecki announced late Tuesday. New tires were installed on the engine Tuesday. That means the department now has new tires on both engines and the department’s tender (tanker) truck. The engine restored to service Tuesday is the department’s second due engine and […]
The Silver Lake Rescue Squad will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday June 29 from 8 a.m. to noon at the rescue building, 209 E. Lake St. in Silver Lake. There will be pancakes, fresh strawberries, whipped cream, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, coffee, and milk. Call 889-8093 with any questions. This year’s proceeds are going towards purchase […]
Representatives of a citizens’ group seeking to dissolve the Silver Lake village government filed a petition Wednesday calling for a Nov. 4 referendum on the issue. A representative of the group, Moving Silver Lake Forward, said 440 signatures were collected. Only 124 valid signatures are needed for the petition to be valid. If sufficient signatures are certified by village […]
The Silver Lake Firefighter’s Association President Branden Sellers presented Riverview School Principal Andrea Zachary with a check for $800 for local needy families. The money came from the proceeds of the association’s Memorial Day pancake breakfast, in addition to a donation from the association. The Silver Lake Firefighter’s Association would like to thank everyone for their […]
“Deathtrap,” a story of two playwrights fighting for the right to produce the same play, comes to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in a production full of surprises. Connor Grayson, a senior theatre education major, from Silver Lake, appears as Porter Milgrim. “Deathtrap” tells the tale of struggling Broadway writer Sidney Bruhl, who takes an interest […]
The Silver Lake Fire Department will be replacing the 17-year-old tires on its other engine, SLFD Chief Dave Kordecki said today. The age of the tires had caused the engine to be put out of service in May. A set of tires for one engine and the tender (tanker) truck were already replaced earlier this month. At […]
Rebels and Redcoats continues, today, at Fox River Park, Silver Lake. The Revolutionary War re-enactment gives visitors a chance to see, hear, and smell, what life was like, and ask questions about it. Refreshments are available from the Boy Scouts. The schedule for today. 10:00 am Morning Color Formation 10:30 am Church Parade 11:30 am […]
Newly appointed Silver Lake Fire Department Chief David Kordecki released the following statement, which he says clarifies some statements made at Wednesday’s Village Board meeting: To the citizens of Silver Lake: I want to clarify something that was said during trustee Johnsons motion to appoint me as Fire Chief. During Trustee Johnsons motion he mentioned […]
Silver Lake has a new fire chief. David Kordecki, Wheatland fire captain. Dave Kordecki contacted board member Roger Johnson. Johnson says Kordecki is an excellent candidate for chief because “he’s an impartial party, with no ties to this community, or stands to take sides, or act on someone else’s agenda, other than his own. He […]
David Kordecki of Wheatland Fire Department was appointed chief of the Silver Lake Fire Department tonight.
The Silver Lake Fire Department, as of this afternoon, again has one engine and one tender back in service. Trustee Roger Johnson, chairman of the Village Board’s Emergency Services Committee, said the tire installation that had put the trucks out of service has been completed. He has contacted Kenosha County Joint Services to again have […]
If you live in Silver Lake and have found yourself slapping mosquitoes lately, the Village Board took a n action Wednesday you will likely heartily approve of. The Village Board agreed Wednesday to buy 12 cases of mosquito spray. “It’s that time of year we need to purchase our mosquito spray,” said Trustee Chris Willkomm. The spray […]
Residents of Silver Lake who served in World War II were honored at Wednesday’s Village Board meeting. The board unanimously passed a resolution thanking the veterans for their service. Village President Sue Gerber said the timing of the proclamation came because of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, which was June 6, 1944. Specifically […]
It should not exactly have been a surprise to anyone that has attended or read about Silver Lake Village Board meetings of late, but Wednesday’s meeting included an argument over whether Silver Lake Rescue Squad personnel erroneously called off mutual aid response at a fire call at Riverview School on May 23. Trustee Patrick Dunn alleged […]
The Silver Lake Village Board agreed to purchase complete sets of new tires for the Silver Lake Fire Department’s tender (tanker) truck and one engine. But the rest of the department’s equipment will have to wait for new rubber. Trustee Roger Johnson, chairman of the Emergency Services Committee, presented two quotes for tires at the […]