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2019 Salem Lakes Eggstravaganza coverage (PHOTOS)

Salem Lakes hosted its Easter themed Eggstravaganza Saturday. The festivities started with an egg hunt at Schmalfeldt Park in Silver Lake. The Easter Bunny was there, having been given a lift on a Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue engine. Egg hunters were divided into three groups by age. Those who found special eggs were entitled to special […]

One person dead in Highway 50 crash

One person died and four others were injured in a crash on Highway 50 in Salem Lakes Friday evening. The identities of people involved have not been released. (Corrected — DH) From a news release distributed via email by the KCSD at 9:43 p.m.: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a two-vehicle crash in […]

Spring election 2019: Salem School District referendum results

Early results suggest that a request to allow additional operational funding in the Salem School District has been approved by voters. With three polls of three reporting what may be incomplete results at 9:35 p.m. votes are: Yes 958 (56%) and No 741 (44%). The board was seeking to exceed the levy limit by $1.5 million to help support […]

Units responding for mutual aid to Kenosha for fire at greyhound track

This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC. At about 8:24 p.m., Western Kenosha County fire departments are responding for mutual aid to the Kenosha Fire Department for a fire at the former Dairyland Greyhound Park, 5500 block of 104th Avenue in Kenosha. Requested to respond for a change of quarters are Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue with […]

Units responding for investigation in Salem Lakes

This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC. At about 10:47 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to the 12700 block of 304th Avenue in Salem Lakes for an investigation. Per dispatch: This is for a sounding smoke alarm. UPDATE 11:01 a.m. — Deputy on scene reports to dispatch no sign […]

Local fire department responding for mutual aid to Racine County

This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC. At about 11:38 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue is responding to a request for mutual aid to the Rochester Fire Department in Racine County. The incident is in the 300 block of East Spring Street in Rochester. Salem Lakes is requested to respond to the scene with an ambulance […]

Sponsored post: Salem Lakes Notices of Public Test

Note: This is a paid announcement from the village of Salem Lakes. — DH The following notices are from the village of Salem Lakes: ShareTweetPin+1Share0 Shares

Salem Lakes poised to extend fireworks sales from tents one more season

The Salem Lakes Village Board appears ready to extend the ability of two fireworks retailers — and perhaps a third — to sell their product from tents through this season. The board discussed the issue at a committee of the whole meeting Monday. The board passed a fireworks sales ordinance allowing sales from tents through […]

Salem Lakes chicken ordinance headed for revision

It appears the Salem Lakes backyard chicken keeping ordinance is headed for an overhaul. The Salem Lakes Village Board and over 20 interested community members discussed the need for revising the village’s current ordinance governing the keeping of chickens in a residential area. The village’s current ordinance allows the keeping of six hens on a […]

Units responding to Salem School for medical call

Note: This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC. — DH At about 2 p.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a medical call at Salem School. Per dispatch: Patient is having chest pains. Share3TweetPin+1Share3 Shares

Salem Lakes rejects appeal of sex ordinance decision and request for exemption

The Salem Lakes Village Board rejected an appeal of a decision under the village’s sex offender residency ordinance and an initial request for an exemption under the same ordinance at its regular monthly meeting Monday. The appeal was from Jeffrey Spencer, who was seeking to be allowed to live in Silver Lake about 900 feet […]

Units on scene of crash along Salem Lakes-Brighton border

Note: This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC. — DH At about 1:37 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of a crash at Highway K and 288th Avenue along the Salem Lakes-Brighton border. Per radio transmissions: A second ambulance is being dispatched to respond to the scene. UPDATE 1:45 […]

Units responding for crash in Salem Lakes

Note: This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC. — DH At about 6:48 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a crash at Highways B and 50 in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. Share13TweetPin+1Share13 Shares

Salem Lakes awards $17 million in waste water treatment work; plans for rate increase

The Salem Lakes Village Board on Monday approved bids for $17.57 million in work on the village’s waste water treatment plant in Trevor and a system that will allow the village to close the treatment plant in Silver Lake. The work will come with a a rate increase implemented gradually over the next five years. […]

Salem Lakes Village Board sends fireworks and chicken keeping issues to committee

The Salem Lakes Village Board on Monday opted to send two ongoing issues to committee. In some municipalities that would a routine action, but Salem Lakes has not had standing committees, instead discussing and researching issues through a committee of the whole system that involves all members of the Village Board. Ordinances on chicken keeping […]

Deputy responding for loose sheep

This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC — DH At about 2:31 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to the area of Highway 50 and Highway B in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: Caller reports a loose sheep along Highway 50, east of Highway B. Share249TweetPin+1Share249 Shares

Salem Lakes to reopen chicken keeping discussion

The Salem Lakes Village Board will reopen the discussion of who should be able to keep chickens in the village. The board decided to put the subject again on its committee of the whole meeting agenda for Feb. 18. The move comes after a family requested a variance to the current ordinance at a meeting […]

Units responding for investigation in Silver Lake

This post sponsored by StateLine Legal LLC — DH At about 8:29 a.m., Salem Lakes Frei/Rescue units are responding for an investigation in the 600 block of Cogswell Drive in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Residents of an apartment building report a burning smell. No smoke or flames seen. UPDATE 8:37 a.m. — Fire unit arriving […]

Deputy responding for loose cows along Brighton-Salem Lakes border

At about 2:27 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding for a report of loose cows along Highway K about a quarter of a mile east of Highway B along the Brighton-Salem Lakes border. Per dispatch: Cows are in and out of the roadway, a caller reports.   Share296TweetPin+1Share296 Shares

Units responding for crash in Salem Lakes

At about 7:21 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 21800 block of Highway C in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: This is a single vehicle crash. Vehicle may have rolled over. UPDATE 7:27 a.m. — Deputies shutting down traffic approaching the crash scene. Share24TweetPin+1Share24 […]

Units responding to fire in Salem Lakes

At about 9:16 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a fire in the 31000 block of 93rd Street in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: This is a possible chimney fire. UPDATE 9:18 p.m. — Per dispatch: Fire reportedly extinguished. Fire units still going to the scene. UPDATE 9:41 p.m. — All units clear and […]

Trevor home damaged by early morning fire

A home in Trevor was damaged by an early Thursday morning fire. From a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department news release issued at about 10 a.m. Thursday morning: Today, January 31, 2019, at approximately 2:14 AM Deputies and Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue responded to a home in the 28600 block of 109th Street for a structure fire.  […]

Units responding for alarm in Trevor

At about 9:15 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding for an alarm in the 26500 block of 103rd Place in Trevor. Per dispatch: This is a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm. Share6TweetPin+1Share6 Shares

Salem Lakes Village Hall closed Wednesday

The following announcement appeared on the Salem Lakes village website regarding a cold weather related closure: The Salem Lakes Village Hall will be closed on Wednesday, January 30th, due to the anticipated weather conditions.  We will re-open Thursday, January 31st at 8:00 a.m.  Tax payments left in the drop box, to the left of the […]

Salem Lakes reverses move to single municipal court — for now

The Salem Lakes Village Board on Monday repealed a 2017 action designed to reduce the number of municipal courts in the village to one. The vote to undo the 2017 action was approved 4 to 2 with Trustees Bill Hopkins and Ron Gandt voting no and President Diann Tesar not voting. The board agreed to […]

Units responding for alarm in Silver Lake

At about 11:49 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a supervisory alarm in the 700 block of Fifth Court in Silver Lake. UPDATE 11:50 a.m. — Dispatch reports to fire department that alarm company reports this is a false alarm. Fire unit will make contact at […]

Salem Lakes has new, interim clerk

Salem Lakes has a new, interim village clerk after actions taken at Monday’s special Village Board meeting. The Village Board appointed Shannon Hahn interim clerk. Hahn has previously worked for the village and the town of Salem as administrative assistant to the building department and deputy clerk, said village President Diann Tesar. Hahn’s appointment was […]

2019 brings changes to emergency medical services in Silver Lake, Randall and Wheatland

The turn of the new year has brought changes to how residents of Silver Lake and some residents of Randall and Wheatland receive emergency medical services. Silver Lake Rescue Squad discontinued operations as of Dec. 31. The municipal governments of Randall and Wheatland contracted with Twin Lakes Rescue to cover the portions of their towns […]

Units responding for crash in Salem Lakes

At about 2:57 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at 216th Avenue and Highway AH in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: Injuries being reported. Two vehicles involved. Airbags deployed. Vehicles are not blocking traffic. Share12TweetPin+1Share12 Shares

Spring election 2019: No contests in spring elections for municipal posts in Salem Lakes, Twin Lakes, Wheatland

There will be no contests on the ballot for municipal offices in Salem Lakes, and Twin Lakes  in the April 2 election. In both of these cases, only the incumbents filed to be on the ballot. In Twin Lakes, running unchallenged will be President Howard Skinner, Trustee Sharon Bower, Trustee Kevin Fitzgerald, Trustee Aaron Karow and municipal judge Bruce Goodnough. […]

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