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Salem Lakes Village Board: Open to petitions for lake districts

A single village wide lake district with taxing authority formed through resolution by the Village Board seemed to be out of favor among Salem Lakes Village Board members at a committee of the whole meeting Monday. Instead, board members said they would consider petitions to form a district organized by interested citizens showing a majority […]

Lilly Lake remains under slow no wake after latest review

At each of its meetings since May 13, the Wheatland Town Board has reviewed the latest measurement of the Lilly Lake level to see if a slow no wake order can be lifted. So far, it can’t, town officials have decided each time. In fact, the latest level equal to 758.8 feet above mean sea […]

Many Salem Lakes lakes remain on slow no wake status

Several lakes in Salem Lakes will remain on slow no wake status through the weekend, village President Diann Tesar announced Friday. Village lakes under slow no wake are: Center Lake, Camp Lake, Voltz Lake, Lake Shangri-la, Hooker Lake, Cross Lake. Levels in these lakes are decreasing, but were still over the high water mark, Tesar […]

Some Salem Lakes lakes under slow no wake

Several lakes within the boundaries of Salem Lakes are under slow no wake orders. As of Wednesday, lakes that are under slow no wake are: Center Lake, Cross Lake and Lake Shangri-la, according to village President Diann Tesar’s Facebook page Lakes that have had a slow no wake order lifted are Camp Lake, Hooker Lake […]

Paddock Lake stocked with walleye

Paddock Lake was stocked with a supply of young walleye last week. The restocking was funded by the Paddock Lake Fish Stocking Association, which conducted fundraising to which local residents and businesses contributed (Note: Corrected from earlier versions — DH) With cooler temperatures leading up to last Wednesday, some light surface ice had to be […]

Paddock Lake to improve access to all of Senior Citizen Park

Paddock Lake officials have come up with a way to maybe have more of Senior Citizen Park used more often. The solution will be to provide access to an isolated portion of the park through the placement of a culvert and a small walkway from 64th Place. Plans also call for establishing some seating on […]

Slow no wake ordered for Powers Lake and Lake Benedict

The Randall Town Board has issued a slow no wake order for Powers Lake and Lake Benedict effective immediately, said town Chairman Bob Stoll in a Friday evening announcement. An obstruction at the outlet of Powers Lake was removed by the village of Bloomfield earlier this week restoring the normal outflow, Stoll said. Slow no […]

Slow no wake lifted for Powers Lake and Lake Benedict

A slow no wake order has been lifted for Powers Lake and Lake Benedict in Randall, Randall town Chairman Bob Stoll said in an email announcement. The slow no wake was originally imposed Saturday when water levels at the official gauge exceeded 1.5 feet. Share2Tweet2 Shares

Slow no wake order issued for Powers Lake and Lake Benedict

A slow no wake order has been issued for Powers Lake and Lake Benedict, Randall town Chairman Bob Stoll announced Saturday. The order is in effect until further notice. At the gauge, water level was between 1.6 and 1.7 feet, Stoll said.  The benchmark is 1,5 feet. ShareTweet0 Shares

Village wide lake district for Salem Lakes blasted before it gets started

Exploration of a nascent proposal for a village wide lake district ran into criticism at its first discussion before the Salem Lakes Village Board Monday evening. Trustee Bill Hopkins initiated the discussion, saying it was in reaction to information he had heard that Trustee Dennis Faber was championing the district — which could levy a […]

Salem Lakes may consider creating permit parking for village residents only at Silver Lake boat launch

The Salem Lakes Village Board may consider creating eight car and boat trailer parking spots near the village’s Silver Lake boat launch. But in the meantime, the village found further justification for its parking ban in the area that it intended to enact after its last meeting. The Village Board voted Aug. 13 to remove […]

Woman and child drown in Twin Lakes

A 54-year-old woman and a 3-year-old boy died in Twin Lakes Sunday in unrelated apparent drownings at different beaches, one on Lake Mary and one on Lake Elizabeth. Release of the identities of both of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of family, said Twin Lakes Police Chief Adam Grosz. The following statement was […]

July 25, 2018 lake test results: Lake Shangri-la #1, Lance Park beach closed and Paddock Hooker Lake Association, Hoag Park and DeWitt Park beaches under caution

Lake Shangri-la #1 on Lake Shangri-la and Lance Park on Lake Mary are closed to swimming and Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach and Hoag Park beach on Paddock Lake and DeWitt Park beach on Silver Lake are on caution after testing on Tuesday showed elevated E.coli levels in those locations. Cautions are issued for results […]

Twin Lakes to pursue new lake level monitoring system

Lakes Mary and Elizabeth are both figuratively and physically central to the village of Twin Lakes. On Monday, the Twin Lakes Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District commissioners — who are the same individuals as the Village Board — voted to pursue a partnership with the United States Geographic Survey that should result in more accurate and […]

July 18, 2018 lake test results: Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach closed

The Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach is closed to swimming after testing on Tuesday showed elevated E.coli levels there. Cautions are issued for results of more than 235 E.coli/100 mL. Beaches are closed to swimming for a test result of more than 1,000 E.coli/100 mL. Tuesday’s results at the PHLA beach were 2,419 E.coli/100 mL. […]

July 12 lake test results: Caution lifted at Old Settlers County Park beach; monthly test results reported

A swim caution at Old Settlers County Park beach on Paddock Lake has been lifted after testing from Wednesday showed lower E.coli levels. Testing from Thursday showed 31 E.coli/100 mL at Old Settlers County Park beach. Cautions are issued for results of more than 235 E.coli/100 mL. Beaches are closed to swimming for a test […]

July 11, 2018 lake test results: Old Settlers County Park beach under caution

Old Settlers County Park beach on Paddock Lake is under swimming caution after testing on Tuesday showed elevated E.coli levels there. Cautions are issued for results of more than 235 E.coli/100 mL. Beaches are closed to swimming for a test result of more than 1,000 E.coli/100 mL. Monday’s result at Old Settlers County Park beach […]

July 3, 2018 lake test results: North Shore Lake Association beach on Paddock Lake under caution

North Shore Lake Association beach is under swimming caution after testing on Monday showed elevated E.coli levels there. Cautions are issued for results of more than 235 E.coli/100 mL. Beaches are closed to swimming for a test result of more than 1,000 E.coli/100 mL. Monday’s result at North Shore Lake Association was: 613 E.coli/100 mL. […]

June 29, 2018 lake test results: Paddock Lake beaches closed or under caution; Rock Lake under caution

All Paddock Lake beaches are either closed or under caution for elevated E.coli levels after testing Thursday. On Paddock Lake, the Paddock Hooker Lake Association Beach is closed and North Shore Lake Association Beach, Hoag Park Beach and Old Settlers County Park Beach are all under swimming cautions. Rock Lake is also under a swimming […]

Twin Lakes to lift slow, no wake status Saturday

Slow, no wake status will continue on Lakes Mary and Elizabeth in Twin Lakes until 9 a.m., Saturday. After that boats will be able to observe regular boating speeds. The village made that announcement Friday via the Facebook post below: Share7Tweet7 Shares

Paddock Lake channel water back to normal

Testing by the Kenosha County Division of health shows that E.coli levels in the channel area of Paddock Lake are back within safe levels, village administrator Tim Popanda said Tuesday. The channel was the final part of the lake to come back to safe E.coli  levels after a failure at a lift station caused an […]

June 21, 2018 lake test results: All tested beaches open except on Paddock Lake

All Paddock Lake beaches remain closed after a sanitary sewage overflow Wednesday. Village officials are expected to make a decision Friday on whether the reopen the Paddock Lake beaches. All other beaches tested by the Kenosha County Division of Health this week are open. Results reported this week are: Randall — Powers Lake, 6 E.coli/100 […]

Slow, no wake orders issued in Salem Lakes and Twin Lakes

Municipal governments in Salem Lakes and Twin Lakes have put most of their lakes under a slow, no wake order. One exception to the order is Silver Lake, which continues to have regular boat operation. The Twin Lakes order affects Lake Mary and Lake Elizabeth. The lakes there received over 4 inches of rain from […]

May 31, 2018 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 Thursday, May 31, 2018 by the Kenosha County Health Department were: Salem Lakes — Silver Lake at DeWitt Park Beach, 41 E.coli/100 mL; Silver Lake at Silver Lake County Park beach 3 E.coli/100 mL; Center Lake, 17 E.coli/100 […]

County’s annual ice fishing derby is Jan. 21 at KD Park

So Thursday, early, when the temperatures were balmy, you might not have been thinking about ice fishing. But Wisconsin normalcy has returned for the “forecastable” future so it seems safe again to report that Kenosha County’s annual ice fishing derby will return to KD Park from 7 to 11 a.m. Jan. 21. From a news release: […]

Twin Lakes to study spillway effects on lake levels

Water levels and related topics including ice damage to shorelines will be the subject of studies commissioned by the Twin Lakes Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District commissioners. One study will be performed by village engineering firm Town & Country Engineering. The cost will be no more than $4,000, as approved at a meeting of the […]

Paddock Lake again looking for water patrol for 2018 season

Paddock Lake again finds itself looking for how to handle water patrol on its lake next summer. At a Village Board committee of the whole meeting Tuesday, village administrator Tim Popanda said it is his understanding that Salem Lakes will not be offering to patrol other municipalities lakes, as Salem Lakes has done for the […]

Dead carp in Paddock Lake from bow angling, says village

A recent increase in the number of dead carp seen in and around the waters of Paddock Lake is due to the fish being legally shot with bow and arrow, not an environmental problem with the lake, village officials say. Recently, there have been confirmed incidents of large numbers of dead carp, said village administrator […]

Silver Lake County Park beach still on caution; PHLA and Center Lake clear

Silver Lake County Park beach on Silver Lake is still at a caution and Paddock Hooker Lake Association and Center Lake are now safe for swimming after resampling on Wednesday reported on Thursday. The results were: Silver Lake: 308 E.coli/100 mL PHLA: 42 E.coli/100 mL Center Lake: 106 E.coli/100 mL Silver Lake County Park beach […]

Aug. 16, 2017 lake test results: Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach closed; Silver Lake County Park beach and Center Lake under caution

The Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach on Paddock Lake is closed to swimming and the beaches at Silver Lake County Park on Silver Lake and Center Lake are under swimming cautions after testing on Tuesday showed elevated E.coli levels there. Cautions are issued for results of more than 235 E.coli/100 mL. Beaches are closed to […]

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