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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 […]

Wilmot Union High School choir sings National Anthem at Brewers game

The Milwaukee Brewers game this afternoon got off to a Western Kenosha County start with the singing of the National Anthem by a choir of Wilmot Union High School students. Here is video of the performance as posted on the school’s Facebook page:

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 […]

Units responding for fire in Paris

At about 3:56 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue, Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Somers Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in the 18500 block of Burlington Road (Highway 142). Per dispatch: First report was that a dryer was on fire, but […]

Units responding for crash in Paddock Lake

At about 2 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highway 50 and Highway 83-south (Brass Ball Corners) in Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: Crash involves a single vehicle that has struck a tree. One injured person being reported. UPDATE 2:15 p.m. — Deputy requests […]

Town of Salem and Wis. DNR sponsoring boater’s safety courses

Boater’s safety courses sponsored by the Town of Salem Water Patrol and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will take place: May 14 and 15. June 4 and 5. Time for both courses is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Must attend both days on your chosen weekend (not both weekends). The course will take place […]

Bristol School Board rep tells community options still being explored on teacher post-retirement benefits

Bristol School Board members continue to explore options for dealing with certified staff post retirement benefits, a board member told the audience at a community meeting Thursday. Kathy LeFebve, board vice president, hosted a series of meetings Thursday to present information on the  situation faced by the board. The sessions were attended by staff and community […]

Paris site of alleged arson has another fire

A fire at a property in Paris that is already the subject of one arson case had another fire Friday. Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies responded to the fire in the 19400 block of 38th Street (Highway N) in Paris at about 5:17 a.m. Friday, said Paris fire Chief Roland Iwen. Arriving […]

Bristol celebrates Arbor Day 2016 with tree planting at fire station project

Bristol village and Bristol Fire and Rescue representatives celebrated Arbor Day 2016 on Friday with the planting of a flowering pear trees outside the fire station. The tree will be a centerpiece of a project to be funded by the Bristol Volunteer Firemen’s Association titled ”Bristol Fire Department: Our Past, Present and Future.” The project will consist of a walkway built […]

Brighton School’s Struttin’ With the Stars is May 14

Brighton School’s Struttin’ With the Stars event has moved to the Spring. The event will take place on May 14; everyone is invited to participate in the fun. Struttin’ with the Stars will take place at Brighton School at 1200 248th Ave. (Highway 75), Brighton (Kansasville). Doors will open at 3 p.m. and close at 7 p.m. […]

A word from our sponsors: Paddock Lake Area Lions Club to host estate planning seminar May 3

Note: Paddock Lake Area Lions Club is a westofthei.com sponsors. This is a paid announcement. — DH Paddock Lake Area Lions Club is presenting “The 10 Great Myths and Mistakes of Estate Planning and Social Security Assistance” on May 3, at Village Pub of Silver Lake, in the American Legion Hall, 307 N Cogswell Dr, Silver Lake. The event will […]

A word from our sponsors: Wisconsin Emissions Testing available at Wilmot Auto Service

Note: Wilmot Auto Service is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Wisconsin Emissions Tests can now be done at Wilmot Auto Service. The test is free to you. Call 862-6300 for an appointment. Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 to 11 a.m. Check out these coupons for two great […]

A word from our sponsors: Paddock Lake Area Lions Club to host estate planning seminar May 3

Note: Paddock Lake Area Lions Club is a westofthei.com sponsors. This is a paid announcement. — DH Paddock Lake Area Lions Club is presenting “The 10 Great Myths and Mistakes of Estate Planning and Social Security Assistance” on May 3, at Village Pub of Silver Lake, in the American Legion Hall, 307 N Cogswell Dr, Silver Lake. The event will […]

WisDOT and Salem discuss Highways 83 and C roundabout again

Salem Town Board members at a special meeting Tuesday again listened to Wisconsin Department of Transportation representatives talk about why the state wants to rebuild the Highway 83 and Highway C intersection as a roundabout. There wasn’t a lot of new information shared, but state officials again made their case that the intersection has a safety problem […]

A word from our sponsors: Village of Twin Lakes seeking summer help

Note: The Village of Twin Lakes is advertising these positions on westofthei.com. This is a paid announcement. — DH The Village of Twin Lakes is hiring for the following part-time summer positions: Movies in the Park assistant. Public Works seasonal laborer. Lake Education Assistant. These are a great opportunity for college and high school students. […]

Severe thunderstom watch issued

At 2:23 p.m., the National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for an area that includes Kenosha County, reports Kenosha County Emergency Management. The watch is effective until 10 p.m.

Kyle Toppel sworn into National Guard

Kyle Toppel was recently sworn into the Army National Guard. PVT Toppel is a junior at Westosha Central High School and will serve as a 19D Calvary Scout.

Twin Lakes ahead of schedule on building reserve

Like a homeowner dutifully paying extra on their mortgage every month, the Twin Lakes Village Board learned this week the village’s financial discipline is paying off. A presentation from the village’s auditor David Maccoux of Schenck S.C. at Monday’s Village Board meeting included showing the village is ahead of schedule on its goal for building its financial reserve. […]

Wilmot Masonic Lodge Pork Chop Dinner is April 23

Wilmot Masonic Lodge Pork Chop Dinner is this Saturday, April 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. $10 for single chop and $12 for double chops. Includes baked potato, green beans, dinner role and dessert. Wilmot Masonic Lodge is located at the northwest corner of Highway C and Fox River Road (Highway W), in downtown Wilmot.

Units responding for investigation

At about 11:58 a.m., Twin lakes Fire Department units are responding for an investigation in the 500 block of McCole Road in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: A strong smell of natural gas being reported in a kitchen.

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 […]

A word from our sponsors: Continued growth at Northlake Engineering spurs hiring

Note: Northlake Engineering is a westofthei.com sponsor. This is a paid announcement. — DH Northlake Engineering, Inc. continues to grow and is adding to its staff. Northlake Engineering is a manufacturer located in Bristol, WI.  We have been in business for over 50 years and are now part of Standex Electronics.  We specialize in design […]

Discussion of intergovernmental agreement dominates Paris annual meeting

Discussion concerning the recently approved  intergovernmental agreement with Somers dominated a marathon Paris annual meeting Tuesday evening. An audience of over 60 people at its peak asked questions of the board and at times making motions, most of which ultimately were advisory only. The meeting started at 7 p.m. and adjourned at about 10:25 p.m. On April […]

Randall passes new water use ordinance

There are new rules on the lakes in Randall, after the Town Board last week passed an updated water use ordinance, often refereed to as Chapter 20. The new ordinance passed 4-0, with Supervisor Lauren Fox absent. The ordinance governs what you can and cannot do on Powers Lake, Lake Benedict and Lake Tombeau. Jurisdiction on those […]

High temp to top 80 today

Monday’s high temperature should top 80 degrees, says the National Weather Service forecast. Enjoy it today because it’s not supposed to last. Temps for the balance of the week should be in the more modest low 60s range.

Salem Grade School to celebrate 100 years with April 24 event

Salem Grade School will celebrate its 100th anniversary at the corner of Highway AH and Highway 83 (Antioch Road) with a celebration open to the public on Sunday, April 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. The event has been over a year in the planning. District administrator David Milz has seen the history of the school from a couple of […]

Units responding to fire in Paris

At about 5:05 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a vehicle on fire in the 3400 block of 176th Avenue in Paris. Per dispatch: Caller reported a van on fire near a barn. UPDATE 5:08 p.m. — Deputy responding to the scene reports large plume of […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 7:24 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 28600 block of Silver Lake Road in Salem. UPDATE 7:31 p.m. — Dispatch reports that a deputy on the scene says a vehicle has hit a tree. One person injured.

UPDATE: Missing Salem woman found unharmed

Lorraine Mueller, 88, of Salem, who was reported missing Thursday has been found, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department reports. Mueller was spotted near a water treatment facility by facility workers a farmer searching with an ATV, who in turn notified nearby Sheriff’s deputies conducting searches in the immediate area, said Sgt. Dan Ruth KCSD public information officer. Deputies […]

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