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Randall opposes contributing to Silver Lake library building purchase

The Randall Town Board is opposed to contributing to the purchase of a Community Library branch building in Silver Lake. That leaves none of the four member municipalities besides Silver Lake willing to help pay for the $250,000 purchase and renovation cost. Randall Town Board members discussed the issue Thursday night at a regular monthly […]

Allison Draeger appointed Silver Lake FD interim chief

Allison Draeger was appointed by the Silver Lake Village Board as interim chief of the Silver Lake Fire Department at Wednesday’s regular Village Board meeting. The vote was 5-0 with Trustees Carolyn Dodge and Sabrina Moran abstaining. The appointment was subject to the Draeger working out terms with the village attorney and Emergency Services Committee Chairman […]

Silver Lake trustee ballot positions redrawn after error

Even though one Silver Lake trustee candidate said he was withdrawing from the race via letter, the state Government Accountability Board has ruled that name stills needs to appear on the April ballot. When village Clerk Terry Faber conducted the initial ballot position lottery last Friday, she left Dave Lathrop’s name out on the basis of the […]

Salem has not decided yet to send $50,000 to Silver Lake for library

Salem officials confirmed Monday that the Town Board has not decided whether to send $50,000 to Silver Lake to help pay for Silver Lake’s purchase of a building for a library branch there. The Town Board was authorized by a majority vote of electors in 2013 to send $50,000 to Silver Lake to share in […]

Silver Lake Twelfth Night 2015 coverage

Silver Lake hosted the annual celebration of 12th Night on Sunday night. It was postponed until the 11th, when the weather on the 6th was quite cold. Hot chocolate and cookies were available inside the fire station, courtesy of the Silver Lake Fire and Rescue Auxiliary. Silver Lake Fire Department firefighters supervised the burn. The […]

Silver Lake Village Board to vote on Allison Draeger as interim fire chief

The Silver Lake Village Board will get a chance to vote on appointing Allison Draeger as interim chief of the Silver Lake Fire Department. Trustee Roger Johnson, chairman of the Emergency Services Committee, said at Wednesday’s Village Board Committee of the Whole meeting, he will have the appointment on the agenda for the Jan. 21 […]

Silver Lake to have primary for trustee; race for president

Silver Lake will have a race for village president in April and need a primary to narrow the field for village trustee. Both incumbent Sue Gerber and challenger Bruce Nopenz filed candidacy papers by the deadline today to run for village president. For trustee, eight candidates filed papers for six spots on the ballot. They are: Pat Dunn […]

Silver Lake 12th Night rescheduled to Jan. 11

Silver Lake’s annual 12th Night celebration has been postponned to Jan. 11, at 6 p.m., outside the Silver Lake Fire Department station. The rescheduling was due to the severe cold forecast for tonight, said Trustee Sabrina Moran. That means there is still time to bring your real Christmas tree or wreath to be part of the […]

Silver Lake 12th Night is Jan. 6; trees being accepted for burn

Silver Lake’s Annual 12th Night celebration will take place Tuesday, Jan. 6, starting at 7 p.m., Trustee Sabrina Moran said. Christmas trees that have been collected at the fire station will be lit for a truly spectacular burn just outside the Silver Lake Fire Department station. Do you have a tree or other real Christmas greenery to […]

Decker not running for re-election in Silver Lake; most other municipal incumbents have not filed non-candidacy

Silver Lake village Trustee Michael Decker appears to be the only local municipal office incumbent to file non-candidacy for a seat to be decided in the April 2015 election. As of 3 p.m. Monday, we had heard from the clerks of all but Bristol and Brighton. Filing deadline for non-candidacy papers was Friday. Decker was the […]

Units responding for CO alarm in Silver Lake

At about 7:14 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 carbon monoxide alarm in the 1200 block of School Street in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Two alarms in the building are sounding. No one feeling ill inside the […]

Units responding for CO alarm in Silver Lake

At about 8:50 a.m., Silver Lake Fire Department, Silver Lake Rescue Squad and a Silver Lake Police officer are responding to a report of a carbon monoxide alarm in the 110 block of East Maple in Silver Lake.

Community Baptist Church sermon series continues Sunday

Pastor Cliff Hathcock of Community Baptist Church of Silver Lake continues a timely series of Christmas sermons themed “Fear Not!”this weekend. “Have you ever felt that God’s requirements are too extreme? Have you felt that, if God had understood your particular circumstance, He would not have included that one verse in Scripture? The next sermon […]

Date set for 2104 Silver Lake holiday decorating contest

It’s that time of year again! Time to haul out those Christmas Decorations, climb that ladder, and dazzle the neighborhood with lights and decorations. For the 18th year, prizes will be awarded to homes in Silver Lake that best illustrate the holiday. Whether it is the religious or the fantasy side of Christmas, each home […]

Paddock Lake says no to helping pay for Silver Lake library branch

Paddock Lake is joining Twin Lakes in deciding not to contribute toward the purchase of a building to use as a Silver Lake branch of the Community Library. The Paddock Lake Village Board discussed the matter at a Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday. Village President Terry Burns, who led the discussion, laid out several reasons for […]

Silver Lake American Legion Santa 2014 visit coverage

Santa met with youngsters Saturday at the American Legion Hall in Silver Lake. Santa arrived in style aboard a Silver Lake Fire Department engine to a crowd of excited fans. Here’s some video: Once inside, Santa talked to children individually and posed for photos. Children then received a bag of candy and a pre-Christmas toy. […]

Paddock Lake Area Lions to host indoor rummage sale Dec. 13

Paddock Lake Area Lions Club is holding their annual Books and “More” Indoor Rummage Sale on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the American Legion Hall at 307 N. Cogswell in Silver Lake. Just in time for the holidays, there will be bargains galore. Many, many books and gently used items, such […]

Community Baptist Church sermon series continues Sunday

Pastor Cliff Hathcock of Community Baptist Church in Silver Lake continues a timely series of Christmas sermons themed “Fear Not!” this Sunday. The series continues this Sunday, Dec. 7 with a sermon titled “Fear Not! God Hears” from Luke 1:5-25. All are invited for a message of hope and challenge this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the […]

Silver Lake hires new village attorney

The Silver Lake Village Board on Wednesday hired a new village attorney — and put him to work right away. Robert W. Mulcahy of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is the new village attorney. He replaces Linda Gray of Oleniczak & Gray, LLC. The board decided to seek a new attorney because “there were just some matters we didn’t feel we […]

Silver Lake tables refinancing of sewer loan

The Silver Lake Village Board discussed refinancing its storm sewer repair loan at Wednesday night’s meeting. The village had obtained a $535,000 loan from the Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands with a 4.25 percent interest rate with a 20-year term. After the dissolution of the village referendum failed on Nov. 4, People’s Bank […]

Santa to visit American Legion in Silver Lake on Dec. 6

Children 10 and under can meet Santa at the American Legion Hall, in Silver Lake on Saturday, Dec. 6 from noon to 2 p.m. Children will receive a free toy, bag of candy, drink and a snack. There will be a bake sale available too. The American Legion is located at 307 N Cogswell Drive, Silver Lake.

Twin Lakes rejects helping Silver Lake with library building purchase

Twin Lakes will not be contributing toward the purchase of a building in Silver Lake for a Community Library branch in that village, the Twin Lakes Village Board decided Monday. In fact, the board will not even be sending a representative to a meeting being requested by Silver Lake to discuss funding options. The Silver […]

Silver Lake passes tax levy with 1 percent decrease

The Silver Lake Village Board on Wednesday passed a tax levy with a 1 percent decrease from 2014. The 2015 tax levy will be $1,036,237. The 2014 tax levy was $1,050,151. The budget for 2015 and the 2015 tax levy passed with a 5 yes, 1 no vote with Trustee Pat Dunn voting against and […]

Silver Lake creates fire chief selection committee

The Silver Lake Village Board approved the creation of a committee to make a recommendation to the board on an individual to hire as a part-time fire chief to lead the Silver Lake Fire Department. Trustee Roger Johnson, the chairman of the Emergency Services Committee made the motion to create the committee. He presented the […]

Silver Lake Village Hall meeting room gets makeover courtesy of police chief

The room where Village Board meetings and municipal court are held in Silver Lake Village Hall received a makeover recently at the initiative of police Chief Andrew Trudeau. The redecorating includes a new two-tone paint job, a new wood rostrum that the Village Board will seat behind. two faux columns for the wall behind the rostrum, new nameplates for board […]

Silver Lake to consider hiring administrator, part-time fire chief

Through some “strategic financial planning” Silver Lake is considering hiring a village administrator, hiring a paid part-time firefighter chief and establishing a panel of business people to work on local business issues, village President Sue Gerber said in a statement at Wednesday’s Village Board meeting. Gerber did not reveal a time line for the three initiatives she […]

Silver Lake village dissolution; contracting with Salem for Fire/EMS referendum results

Silver Lake voters had two referendums today — one seeking to ban the village from contracting with Salem for fire/EMS service and another seeking to dissolve the village government. Both referendums were binding. The dissolution referendum needed to pass by a two-thirds vote. Incomplete results at 9:45 p.m. show: On prohibiting the village from contracting […]

Today is Election Day

Voters will be going to the polls Tuesday to decide federal and state partisan elections. Silver Lake, Salem and Paddock Lake also have referendums on the ballot and there is a countywide referendum as well. Polls will be open today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Note: will be following all of the election results […]

Fall Election 2014: Several local referendums on ballot

The fall partisan election typically doesn’t hold a lot of significance when it comes to strictly local issues. Sure that election decides state and federal offices — even president every four years — and those are important offices, but they’re not local. This year, that’s definitely not the case with a countywide referendum and referendums in three municipalities on controversial issues. Here’s […]

Silver Lake police, fire and rescue personnel greet treat or treaters

Members of the Silver Lake Police Department, Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad greeted trick or treaters in the village on Halloween at Schmalfeldt Park and at Riverview School. The firefighters, rescue members and police handed out glow sticks, wands, candy and pizza. ” Even though it was cold and windy, spirits were high and […]

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