Posts under ‘Silver Lake’

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 […]

Units responding for CO alarm in Silver Lake

At about 7:14 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and a Silver Lake Police officer are responding to a report of a carbon monoxide alarm in the 1200 block of School Street in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Two alarms in the building are sounding. No one feeling ill inside the […]

Units responding for CO alarm in Silver Lake

At about 8:50 a.m., Silver Lake Fire Department, Silver Lake Rescue Squad and a Silver Lake Police officer are responding to a report of a carbon monoxide alarm in the 110 block of East Maple in Silver Lake.

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 […]

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