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Cub Scouts tell Silver Lake Village Board of plans for bat houses and Free Little Library

Silver Lake is going to get a Free Little Library and some bat houses courtesy of local Cub Scouts. Sam Semke and Layne Gauger of Cub Scout Pack 328 told the Village Board of their Pack’s plans to construct and place the houses and library at Wednesday’s Village Board meeting. The Scouts said Scouts will […]

Silver Lake changes garbage collection company; institutes fee

Starting next month, Silver Lake residents will have a new company collecting their garbage and recycling. The Silver Lake Village Board approved a contract with John’s Disposal of Whitewater at Wednesday’s regular board meeting. John’s first collection date will be Nov. 7. The change will necessitate a swap out of garbage totes. John’s is expected to […]

Units responding for smoke in Silver Lake

At about 8:55 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue, Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to a report of smoke in a house on Wisconsin Avenue in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: A caller reports smoke coming from a washing machine in a residence. UPDATE 9 a.m. — Fire unit […]

Units responding for investigation in Silver Lake

At about 3:45 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to investigate a reported strong smell of gas in the area of Second Street and Lake Street in Silver Lake. UPDATE 4 p.m. — Units clearing the scene and returning to quarters.

Community Baptist Church 5th annual Fall Fest is Oct. 15

Community Baptist Church of Silver Lake will host its 5th annual Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 15. Once again CBC family and village friends can come together for an evening of Autumn celebration, with carnival-style games, pumpkin snacks, brats and hot dogs, bon fire, hay rides, and more. Contact the church office for more details at […]

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 […]

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