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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 […]

Silver Lake Village Board considering contracting with sheriff for police services

The Silver Lake Village Board met with Sheriff David Beth at the end of Wednesday’s Village Board meeting to discuss contracting out village police protection to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. The meeting with Beth was behind closed doors and lasted more than an hour. When the board reconvened in open session, village President Sue […]

Silver Lake Easter Egg Hunt is March 28

Silver Lake’s annual Easter Egg Hunt at Schmalfeldt Park will take place on Saturday, March 28, starting at 11 a.m. Hunters will be organized in age brackets of: 1-4, 5-7, 8-10. Rain date will be Saturday, April 4 starting at 11 a.m.

Silver Lake businesses hosting benefit for The Sharing Center

Scully’s Silver Lake Grill and Silver City Suds are teaming up to raise money for The Sharing Center. The food, raffles and fun benefit event will take place  Saturday, March 14 from 1 to 8 p.m., at Silver City Suds, 409 E. Northwater St., Silver Lake. Tickets for $10 will be sold at the door. […]

Silver Lake expected to propose lease to Community Library for village building

The Silver Lake Village Board appears to be headed toward drafting and offering a lease agreement to the Community Library for a building the village owns in Silver Lake to be used as a library branch. The village purchased the former daycare center on Second Street to be used as a library branch, replacing the […]

Units responding to Riverview School for medical call

At about 8:24 a.m., Silver Lake Rescue Squad and Silver Lake Fire Department units are responding to a medical call at Riverview School. Per dispatch: Patient is an unconscious 10-year-old in the cafeteria. UPDATE 8:27 a.m. — Town of Salem Fire/Rescue dispatched to assist. UPDATE 8:50 a.m. — Patient being transported by ambulance to a […]

Salem asked to wait on library payment

A representative of the Community Library Board asked the Salem Town Board on Wednesday to hold off on making any move on its elector approved donation of $50,000 toward a new Silver Lake library branch. Gail Peckler-Dziki, a member of the library board from Salem, said the library is currently trying to work out a […]

Plan for new parking lots at Riverview School gets Silver Lake Village Board OK

  A site plan that includes new arrangements for parking and student drop-off and pick-up at Riverview School was approved — pending some contingencies — by the Silver Lake Plan Commission and Village Board. School district representatives appeared before both bodies Wednesday. The site plan for the project was explained to the Village Board by Mark […]

Silver Lake Village Board accepts Trudeau resignation; debates meeting room work funds

The formal acceptance of former Silver Lake Police Chief Andrew Trudeau’s resignation at Wednesday’s Silver Lake Village Board meeting lead to a short but heated discussion about where the money came from for the Village Hall meeting room improvement project, spearheaded by Trudeau. Trudeau’s letter of resignation was not read out loud at the meeting on advice of […]

Silver Lake village trustee primary results

Here are the results of the Silver Lake village trustee primary election as of 8:22 p.m. as reported by the Kenosha County Clerk’s office: Sabrina Moran 202. Sandra L. Folgers 198. Eldon Johnston 196. Eric Ericksen 146. Pat Dunn 130. Doug Randolph 120. Charles (Marty) Wiltberger II 92. Dave Lathrop 17. These results would mean […]

Primary election in Silver Lake is today

Voters in Silver Lake will be voting in a non-partisan primary election Tuesday to narrow the field of village trustee candidates for the April 7 election. The following field of eight will be narrowed to six: Pat Dunn (incumbent). Sabrina Moran (incumbent). Sandra Folgers. Eldon Johnston. Doug Randolph. Dave Lathrop. Eric Ericksen. Charles Wiltberger II. Lathrop […]

Former SLPD Chief Trudeau: Negativity lead to retirement decision

Former Silver Lake Police Chief Andrew Trudeau said negativity that did not improve over time caused him to retire from the department as of Thursday. In an email to, Trudeau said: … I have worked out in Silver Lake for over 11 years and these last six months were some of the worst I have seen. […]

SLPD Chief Andrew Trudeau leaves department

Note: The original version of this story and headline said Trudeau resigned.  Trudeau says he retired. Hence the ambiguity that follows. — DH Silver Lake Police Chief Andrew Trudeau has resigned/retired, said Trustee Michael Decker. Trudeau resigned as chief/retired from the department via a letter received by the village Thursday. The action was effective as of […]

Community Baptist Church to host free sacred music concert Feb. 22

The Choral from Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary of Ankeny, Iowa, under the direction of Dr. R. Irving Van Hooser, is presenting a concert of sacred music at Community Baptist Church in Silver Lake on Sunday, Feb. 22  at 6 p.m. The Chorale’s program, entitled Forget Not His Benefits, is a reflection on Psalm 103 […]

Maranatha Baptist University singers concert in Silver Lake Feb. 15

The Chamber Singers from Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown will present a concert at Community Baptist Church, 203 N. Fourth St., Silver Lake, on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. Under the direction of David Ledgerwood, Chair of the Department of Music, the 38-voice choir will feature a selection of sacred hymns, gospel songs, and spirituals. The […]

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 […]

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