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Silver Lake tables appointment to vacant trustee seat

The Silver Lake Village Board on Wednesday tabled the appointment of someone to their vacant trustee seat. The opening was created by the resignation of Trustee Dan Withers, who cited new out of state job responsibilities as the reason for his resignation. Withers’ term expires in April 2018 The board had intended to take letters from […]

Silver Lake appoints Police and Fire Commission members

The Silver Lake Village Board took yet another step brought about by its upcoming merger with the town of Salem with the creation of a Police and Fire Commission. Such a commission is required by state staute for Wisconsin villages with a population of over 5,500. The population of the new combined village of Salem […]

Readers photos: Deer trapped on Silver Lake ice (Updated)

(Note: This post has been edited to clarify that the deer was on top of the ice. — DH) Cory Ketterhagen shared these photos taken by Kenzi Ketterhagen of a deer trapped on ice on Silver Lake. The photos are from about 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The deer was stuck on the south end of the lake. […]

Silver Lake seeking letters from people who want to be appointed to vacant trustee seat

The Silver Lake Village Board has decided to seek letters from residents who would like to be appointed to fill out the remainder of a village trustee’s term. Dan Withers recently resigned his seat due to new out of state work responsibilities. His term expires in April 2018 and the person appointed will serve until […]

Silver Lake may pay off debt and set aside reserves for projects to be done after merger

The Silver Lake Village Board is contemplating designating reserves for some Silver Lake centered projects after its merger with Salem. Salem/Silver Lake administrator Patrick Casey has informed the board that a review of the village’s existing eight bank accounts showed there was about $2.2 million that could be used for this purpose. The Village Board […]

Spring Election 2017: Salem Lakes to have contests for trustee and president

The new village of Salem Lakes will see all its municipal seats with contests in the spring election, the first for the new village that will be the result of a merger of the village of Silver Lake and the town of Salem. Technically the seats to be filled are the ones that would have […]

Silver Lake Village Board OKs memo regarding clerks and election work

The Silver Lake Village Board has approved an agreement with Salem that should bring some additional election expertise into the village government in time for the historic first voting for offices in the new village of Salem Lakes. The Village Board last Wednesday unanimously approved a memo of understanding between the village and Salem and […]

Silver Lake Village board accepts Trustee Dan Withers resignation

The Silver Lake Village Board Wednesday unanimously accepted the resignation of Trustee Dan Withers. In a letter of resignation read by village President Bruce Nopenz, Withers said he has accepted an out of state job that he feels will not allow him to fulfill his duties as a trustee, though he is remaining a resident of […]

Silver Lake to discuss resignation of trustee

The agenda for Silver Lake’s Village Board meeting on Wednesday includes an item to discuss the resignation of a trustee. A lengthy agenda includes the following: “Discussion and possible action on the resignation of Trustee Dan Withers.” An email message sent last week to Withers about his status on the Village Board was not answered. […]

Silver Lake considering changes to burning ordinance

Anything to do with something as hot as fire doesn’t seem like a natural topic today, but last week when things were warmer, burning of yard waste and leaves was on the minds of Silver Lake trustees. Village President Bruce Nopenz kicked off a discussion at the Dec. 7 regular board meeting about burning. He said the […]

Silver Lake considers ordinances to change name and absorb Salem

The Silver Lake Village Board on Wednesday considered two more items on the road to its planned merger with the town of Salem. The Village Board had first readings of an ordinance that will change the name of the village to Salem Lakes and an ordinance attaching all of the current town of Salem to the village. Both […]

Units responding for alarm in Silver Lake

At about 7:30 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding to a report of a supervisory alarm at a business in the 28800 block of Silver Lake Road (Highway F) in Silver Lake. UPDATE 7:32 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports to dispatch there appears to be no fire. […]

2016 Silver Lake American Legion Santa visit coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Santa visited boys and girls at the Schultz-Hahn American Legion  Post 293 and Auxiliary Children’s Christmas Party at the American Legion Hall in Silver Lake on Saturday. Santa arrived on a fire engine from Town of Salem Fire/Rescue Station 4 in Silver Lake. Inside, the little ones were able to tell Santa their Christmas wishes […]

Here’s how to run for Salem Lakes village offices in April

Those looking to run for office in April in the new combined village of Salem Lakes will have some special procedures to follow. The cooperative plan calling for a merger of Salem and Silver Lake into the new village of Salem Lakes recently was approved by the state Department of Administration. When the merger takes […]

Silver Lake American Legion Annual Children’s Christmas Party is Dec. 3

The Annual Children’s Christmas Party at the American Legion Hall, on Cogswell Drive, (Highway B), Silver Lake will take place on Saturday, Dec. 3, from noon to 2 p.m. . The event will include a bake sale, face painting, and of course, a visit from Santa Claus.

Salem-Silver Lake merger plan approved by state

Salem and Silver Lake’s cooperative plan designed to result in a merged village government has been approved by the Wisconsin Department of Administration. The state issued the approval Monday. Salem received notification of the decision Monday afternoon, said Patrick Casey, administrator for Salem and Silver Lake. A letter (given to westofthei.com by Casey) from Dawn Vick, […]

Units responding for fire in Silver Lake

At about 12:46 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a fire in the 1100 block of Prairie Drive in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Caller reporting a tree on fire.

Silver Lake creates public safety department, takes other pre-merger steps

The Silver Lake Village Board on Wednesday acted on several steps designed to smooth the anticipated merger with Salem in becoming the new village of Salem Lakes. The board unanimously created a fire and rescue department, adopted a new ward plan, set compensation for elected officials and created a police and fire commission. But the […]

2016 trick or treat hours set

Local municipalities have set official trick or treating hours for the 2016 Halloween celebration. First up this year is Wheatland, which set its official hours as 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30. Most municipalities that set hours chose from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 as the official trick or treat hours. This includes Bristol, Salem, […]

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. […]

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