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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: westofthei.com 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 […]

Burning ban in effect in Silver Lake today

A ban on all outdoor burning has been ordered in Silver Lake by  Silver Lake Fire Department Chief Allison Draeger. The burn ban will be in effect Friday, Draeger said.

Silver Lake PD, Silver FD and Silver Lake Rescue to host trick or treating event Friday

Silver Lake Police, Silver Lake Rescue Squad and Silver Lake Fire Department will host a Trick or Treating event, Friday, Halloween, at Schmalfeldt Park and Riverview School. Members will be handing out glow sticks, candy and pizza for the parents. Silver Lake trick or treat time is 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31. “We expect a good turn out and […]

Community Baptist Church of Silver Lake hosting Fall Fest Saturday

The Community Baptist Church of Silver Lake will host their third annual Community Fall Fest Saturday Oct 25. Community Fall Fest begins at 5 p.m. at Community Baptist Church in Silver Lake. Activities include hay rides, a bon fire, brats and hot dogs, and ‘do-it-yourself’ s’mores. Children will enjoy carnival-style games, a craft cabin, a giant […]

Silver Lake FD equipment truck to get new tires

The last piece of major Silver Lake Fire Department in need of new tires will now get them. The Village Board Wednesday voted to replace the tires for the fire department equipment truck by accepting a bid for the work for $2,804.08. The impetuous for the replacement — which had been deferred as too expensive to […]

Silver Lake storm sewer loan approved by Board of Commissioners of Public Lands

The Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands has approved a $535,000 loan to Silver Lake to finance a storm sewer repair project, the board announced today The loan will have a term of 20 years and 4.25 percent interest, village officials said at the September meeting at which a resolution to apply for the loan was approved. Village President […]

Units responding for alarm in Silver Lake

At 6:24 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Sqaud units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to an alarm in a multi-dwelling building int he 400 block of South Cogswell Drive in Silver lake. UPDATE 6:26 a.m. — Per dispatch: Resident of unit reports that they were cooking bacon when the smoke […]

Community Baptist Church of Silver Lake hosting Fall Fest Oct. 25

The Community Baptist Church of Silver Lake will host their third annual Community Fall Fest Saturday Oct 25. Community Fall Fest begins at 5 p.m. at Community Baptist Church in Silver Lake. Activities include hay rides, a bon fire, brats and hot dogs, and ‘do-it-yourself’ s’mores. Children will enjoy carnival-style games, a craft cabin, a giant […]

Units responding for alarm in Silver Lake

At about 12:57 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Police officers are responding to a report of a fire alarm in the 400 block of South Cogswell Drive in Silver Lake. UPDATE about 12:59 p.m. — Personnel at the scene reports to dispatch that the alarm was likely triggered by soldering by a […]

Sheriff’s Dept to handle election related complaints in Silver Lake

In the wake of vandalism to some campaign signs this week, the Silver Lake Police Department has announced that complaints related to the upcoming Nov. 4 election will be investigated by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. Silver Lake Police Chief Andrew Trudeau issued the following statement today: I would like to inform the citizens of Silver […]

Silver Lake to enforce temporary campaign sign regulations

Silver Lake will be enforcing a set of temporary campaign sign standards leading up to the Nov. 4 election, Silver Lake Police Chief Andrew Trudeau announced in a media release today. Trudeau said uncertainty about how to enforce the village’s sign ordinance prompted a meeting between village President Sue Gerber, building inspector Royce Kennedy and […]

Silver Lake Village Board approves loan resolution for storm sewer repairs

The Silver Lake Village Board approved a resolution to authorize applying for a loan from the Wisconsin Board of Commissioners to fund storm water repairs in the village. The loan amount is $530,000. It will have a term of 20 years and 4.25 percent interest. Village President Sue Gerber said the village initially sought a loan from […]

Search for man on Silver Lake continues Friday

Personnel from area fire departments are traveling to Silver Lake again this morning for a third day of searching for a McHenry, Illinois fisherman who went missing Tuesday evening. John D. Spoor, 66, was reported missing by family on Tuesday. His unoccupied boat was found on Silver Lake, along with his vehicle in the village. Fire […]

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