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Units responding to park for injury

At about 6:41 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to Silver Lake County Park for a medical call. Per dispatch: Patient has an ankle injury.

2016 Silver Lake Beats coverage (PHOTOS)

The first Silver Lake Beats community festival is taking place Saturday in Silver Lake. The event included DJ and live music, some kid oriented carnival rides and bouncy houses, displays of equipment from Town of Salem Fire/Rescue, a barrel train ride, food concessions by Bulldogs youth football and Boy Scout Troop 328. If you are […]

Aug. 10, 2016 lake test results: Caution posted at Silver Lake Park beach; all others open

The beach at Silver Lake County Park on Silver Lake in Salem will be posted with caution signs after an E.coli test this week at that location showed 308 E.coli/100 mL. The water at the Silver Lake Park beach will be resampled Wednesday. Other weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes showed E.coli levels below beach […]

Silver Lake Beats community festival is Aug. 13

The Silver Lake Beats community festival will take place Aug. 13. Activities will take place from 2 p.m. to midnight at Schmalfeldt Park in Silver Lake. Here is a rundown of the entertainment: 2 p.m. — DJ 733rd . 5 p.m. — Karaoke by DJ Magic. 8 p.m. — Burro Creek. Dusk – Fireworks over Silver Lake. From 2 p.m. to close, Kaye Brothers Carnival will have bounce houses, […]

Salem and Silver Lake approve merger agreement

The Salem Town Board and the Silver Lake Village Board on Wednesday both adopted a cooperative plan that will ultimately result in the two municipalities becoming a single village. Both boards’ votes — made at separate, simultaneous  meetings — were unanimous. No public comment was on the agenda of either meeting. But the outcome of the […]

Merged Silver Lake/Salem village to be named Salem Lakes

The name of the new village created by the merger of Salem and Silver Lake will be Salem Lakes. That was perhaps the most anticipated news from the release on Monday of the latest draft of the cooperative plan that if approved locally and passes state review will make the two municipalities one as of Feb. […]

Antique Silver Lake fire truck coming back to village custody

If you’ve been to a Memorial Day Parade in Silver Lake, in the last few decades at least,  you have seen it — the familiar 1929 Ford fire truck. For the last year there has been a dispute over the possession of the antique vehicle, it came to light at Wednesday’s regular Village Board meeting. […]

Next Silver Lake Concert in the Park is July 24

Silver Lake will be hosting a free Concerts in the Park at Schmalfeldt Park on Sunday, July 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. Roxx will be the featured band. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, pack a picnic basket and enjoy an afternoon listening to music in the park.

July 6, 2016 lake test results: All tested beaches open

Weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes showed E.coli levels below beach warning or closure levels. Results reported Wednesday, July 6 by the Kenosha County Health Department were: Salem — Silver Lake County Park, 84 E.coli/100 mL. Paddock Lake — Old Settlers Park, 20 E.coli/100 mL; North Shore Beach Association, 44 E.coli/100 mL; Hoag Beach, 2 E.coli/100 mL; PHLA Beach, […]

Public hearing is Wednesday on Salem/Silver Lake cooperative plan

If you have an opinion on the proposed Salem/Silver Lake cooperative plan designed to result in a merger of the two municipalities, then Wednesday is your opportunity to be heard on the record. Salem and Silver Lake will host a joint public hearing on Wednesday, July 6, at 7 p.m. at the Salem Town Hall, 9814 Antioch Road, Salem. […]

2016 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 […]

June 22, 2016 lake test results: All tested beaches open

Weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes showed E.coli levels below beach warning or closure levels. Results reported Wednesday by the Kenosha County Health Department were: Silver Lake — Silver Lake County Park, 10 E.coli/100 mL. Paddock Lake — Old Settlers Park, 5 E.coli/100 mL; North Shore Beach Association, 11 E.coli/100 mL; Hoag Beach, 6 E.coli/100 mL; PHLA Beach, 10 E.coli/100 […]

Reader’s photos: Last ride for SLFD Chief David Zillmer

Juddie Brandes of Silver Lake submitted this photo from the funeral Tuesday of David Zillmer, former Silver Lake Fire Department chief and longtime member of the department. Zillmer, 70, died June 14. His obituary is available here.

Coverage of Salem merger informational forum #1

Over 50 people turned out for the first of two informational forums on the proposed Salem-Silver Lake merger Thursday. Those in attendance heard a presentation on the process and were able to ask questions and make statements. Only one person who spoke seemed hostile to the plan. She contended that Salem becoming part of a village […]

Salem lays out timeline for merger with Silver Lake process

Salem has laid out in a mailing to town addresses a timeline for its proposed merger with Silver Lake. If all goes as planned, the two should be one by Feb. 14, 2017, the mailer says. The Salem Town Board and Silver Lake Village Board have both independently passed motions to explore a cooperative boundary agreement as […]

2016 Silver Lake Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Silver Lake remembered those who died while serving in the US military at the annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony Monday morning. The parade and ceremony are organized by Schultz-Hahn American Legion Post #293 in Silver Lake. The events were blessed with warm, sunny and dry weather this year. The parade included units from local Scout groups, local law […]

Silver Lake and Twin Lakes to host Memorial Day parades and ceremonies

Western Kenosha County residents can honor those who died while serving in the armed forces at parades and ceremonies planned for Monday in Silver Lake and Twin Lakes. Silver Lake Memorial Day observance will begin in Silver Lake with the annual Schultz-Hahn American Legion Post #293 parade at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 30. The parade begins […]

Silver Lake and Paddock Lake approve new Community Library Board arrangement

Silver Lake and Paddock Lake have approved a new joint operating agreement for the Community Library that will realign how Library Board members are distributed among the five member municipalities. Both approvals came at the municipalities’ respective village board meetings Wednesday. Twin Lakes also approved the agreement Monday. Under the new agreement, there will be a 10-member governing […]

Silver Lake returning to two regular meetings per month

The Silver Lake Village Board will be returning to having two regular meetings per month. Since December 2014, the board had been having a committee of the whole meeting on the first Wednesday at which items could be discussed but not voted on. Then a regular board meeting — at which action can be taken — was held on the third […]

Silver Lake Village Hall hours reduced

The Silver Lake Village Board has reduced Village Hall hours starting Monday. The new hours will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Clerk/Treasurer Vicki Galich said she also will be willing to conduct village business by appointment outside of those regular hours. President Bruce Nopenz said the change was to allow the […]

Units responding for alarm in Silver Lake

At about 9:51 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to an alarm in the 400 block of South Cogswell Drive in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: This is a supervisory alarm reported by the alarm company. UPDATE 9:54 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on scene reports no smoke or […]

Silver Lake passes comprehensive plan resolution; timeframe for process that could unite it with Salem outlined

A plan authorizing the preparation of a  cooperative plan between Salem and Silver Lake was passed unanimously by the Silver Lake Village Board at a special meeting Thursday night. A similar resolution was passed by Salem Town Board at a special meeting Monday. Part of the plan is expected to be a boundary agreement that […]

No discussion of joint plan with Salem at Silver Lake Village Board committee meeting; on agenda for action Thursday night

The Silver Lake Village Board had a resolution authorizing the preparation of a cooperative plan with Salem on the agenda of its regularly scheduled committee of the whole meeting Wednesday night. That’s the monthly meeting designed for discussion of matters that might make it to a future regular board meeting for formal action. The plan could be used […]

Salem approves resolution to explore cooperative plan with Silver Lake

Note: This story has been edited from its original version to more accurately reflect the language in the resolution. — DH The Salem Town Board on Monday took the first step in a process that ultimately could make Salem and Silver Lake one municipality again, bringing village status to Salem in the process. The board unanimously […]

Silver Lake approves water patrol contract with Salem

The Silver Lake Village Board on Wednesday approved contracting with Salem for water patrol of Silver Lake this summer. The contract was approved unanimously with President Bruce Nopenz absent. The cost of the service will be $35/hour with an estimated 15 hours per week for 16 weeks. An exhibit in the contract with Salem estimates a cost of […]

Vicki Galich hired as new Silver Lake village clerk/treasurer

Vicki Galich has been hired as the new Silver Lake village clerk/treasurer. Galich replaces Terry Faber, who left the position as of March 4. Faber had held the position for 11 years. Galich has previous governmental experience, having worked for Kenosha County for 30 years in several positions, said village President Bruce Nopenz. Galich’s appointment […]

7 year old thwarts attempted child enticement in Silver Lake

A 7 year old walking home from school Tuesday afternoon in Silver Lake thwarted an attempt by a person in a car to entice the child to get in the vehicle, says a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman. The boy was approached by a man in a “beat up four door white car” asking the child […]

Spring Election 2016: Silver Lake trustee results

A slate of Silver Lake village trustee candidates aligned with village President Bruce Nopenz have won seats on the Village Board. The three candidates with the highest vote totals win the three available seats. At 9:09 p.m. with the single poll reporting, unofficial results are: Daniel Withers 503 (21%). Laura Francart 476 (20%). Bob Raymond 474 […]

DPI tells Paddock Lake Community Library side agreement on representation not compliant

A side agreement designed to maintain equal representation among the municipalities on the Community Library Board does not comply with state statutes, a Department of Public Instruction official says. The opinion is contained in a letter dated March 17, 2016 from John DeBacher, Director, Public Library Development, Division for Libraries and Technology to Paddock Lake village Trustee Kathy Christenson. Paddock […]

Salem to take on water patrol for Silver Lake, Paddock Lake and Lilly Lake

Note: Updated now with comment from Salem Supervisor Dan Campion. — DH Salem expanded its water patrol obligations beyond its own borders this summer with the approval of three contracts to patrol Silver Lake, Paddock Lake and Lilly Lake in Wheatland. Separate contracts with the village of Silver Lake, the village of Paddock Lake and Wheatland were approved […]

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