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Apartment building set to be razed gets reprieve

An apartment building that was recently the site of an emergency gas leak and was closed by the village was given a one-month reprieve from being torn down after action by the Salem Lakes Village Board Monday. The 20-unit building is at 8705 Antioch Road in Salem. Village building inspector Jack Rowland recommended the building […]

Fire Alarm

2:25 pm Salem Lakes Fire is responding to a fire alarm in the 24400 block of 74th St. Share3 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 3

Units responding for smoke from vehicle in Salem Lakes

At about 3:31 p.m., Salem Lakes Fie/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to the 2200 block of Highway 50 in Salem Lakes. UPDATE 3:32 p.m. — Caller reports a vehicle on shoulder of westbound lanes with smoke coming from under the hood. Occupants appear to be sitting in the grass.   Share Tweet […]

Sheriff’s Department arrests four in vehicle break-in cases

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has arrested four individuals in connection with a string of vehicle break-ins in the Salem Lakes area in June and July. The investigation has resulted in the clearance of 29 individual cases. The three men and one woman have not been formally charged in court. does not print the […]

Salem Lakes sex offender residency exemption denied a second time

The Salem Lakes Village Board on Monday rejected a second request from the same person for an exemption to the village’s sex offender residency. A motion to deny the exemption passed 4-2. Voting to deny the exemption were Trustees Bill Hopkins, Michael Culat, Ted Kmiec and Dan Campion. Voting against the motion to deny the […]

Next Salem Lakes Concert in the Park is July 15

Salem Lakes Concert in the Park Series has its next concert on Sunday, July 15 from 3-5 p.m., in Schmalfeldt Park, 383 Railroad St., in Silver Lake. Featured will be the band Something About Mary. Share16 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 16

Lakes in Salem Lakes — except Silver Lake — continue on slow, no wake

After a series of readings conducted Friday, all but one lake in Salem Lakes remain under slow, no wake status. The one exception is Silver Lake, which will continue with regular boating operations. From an announcement posted Friday on the village website: All Lakes with the exception of Silver Lake will remain SLOW NO WAKE […]

Salem Grade School honor roll fourth quarter 2017-18

This post is sponsored by Paddock Lake Pet Services The following students were named to the Salem Grade School fourth quarter 2017-18 honor roll: High Honors Sixth grade — Annika Anderson, Ella Anderson, Reese Beucher, Tyler Bowman, Hannah Boyd, Coren Bracey, Leo Chen, Victoria Collins, Christopher Csukas, Adam David, Grace Davy, Christos Dovas, Samantha Erber, Christopher Garcia, Olivia Godin, Megan Greenhill, Alexander Hannah, Ana Hull, William Larson, Eli Liberman, Julia MacIntyre, Tristan Martinez, Lila McNeill, Collin Meininger, Mason Mitacek, Braedon Moeller, Delainey […]

Salem Lakes Summer Beats is June 23

Salem Lakes Summer Beats is June 23 from 3 p.m. to midnight at Schmalfeldt Park in Silver Lake. The family fun event features live music, kids activities, food, beer and fireworks at dusk. Schmalfeldt Park is located at 383 Railroad St., Silver Lake. Share5 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 5

Units responding to fire along Brighton-Salem Lakes border

At about 6 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in the 29900 block of 60th Street (Highway K) along the Salem Lakes-Brighton border. Per dispatch: A skid steer loader is on fire. UPDATE 6:06 p.m. — Per dispatch: Equipment fully engulfed in fire. UPDATE 6:12 […]

Salem Lakes distributes sheriff’s department alert about garage, vehicle break-ins

The village of Salem Lakes distributed an alert Wednesday from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department concerning vehicle and garage break-ins in the area. The message, distributed by Salem Lakes village Clerk Cindi Dulaney read: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s office has asked that we spread the information below to residents of the Village of Salem Lakes.  Due to […]

Salem Lakes approves $10,000 purchase of service funding agreement with The Sharing Center for 2018

The Salem Lakes Village Board approved a $10,000 purchase of service funding agreement for 2018 with The Sharing Center. The unanimous approval came at Monday’s regular Village Board meeting. Sharon Pomaville, the center’s executive director, had requested $20,000. That request was written last fall when the area was still dealing with flooding recovery and ultimate […]

Exemption to sex offender residency ordinance fails after Salem Lakes Village Board deadlocks

 A request for an exemption to the village’s sex offender residency was rejected Monday when the Salem Lakes Village Board deadlocked on the issue. Nicholas Fitzpatrick was seeking the exemption to live at a Trevor residence. That address was within 880 feet of the village owned parcel known as Jason’s Pond. That property is […]

Caution removed for Silver Lake County Park Beach after re-test

A swimming caution has been lifted for Silver Lake County Park Beach in Salem Lakes after testing from Wednesday showed lower E.coli levels. Testing from Wednesday showed 4 E.coli/100 mL at Silver Lake County Park Beach. Cautions are issued for results of more than 235 E.coli/100 mL. Beaches are closed to swimming for a test result […]

Open burning bans lifted in Wheatland, Salem Lakes, Paddock Lake, Brighton

The fire chiefs for Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Town of Wheatland Fire Department have cancelled open burning bans that were issued earlier this week in their respective coverage areas. That action affects Salem Lakes, Paddock Lake, Brighton and Wheatland. In announcing the cancelling of the Wheatland ban, town Clerk Sheila Siegler reminded residents there to […]

2018 Salem Lakes Spring Clean-Up coverage (PHOTOS)

A record crowd of volunteers participated in the 2018 Salem Lakes Spring Clean-Up Sunday. Those participating in the event — a continuation of the annual volunteer Silver Lake event organized by Allen Dunski — picked up trash in  a number of areas of the village, including along Highways W and AH, near the boat launch on […]

Open burning ban issued for Salem Lakes, Paddock Lake and Brighton

Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue Chief Mike Slover has enacted a ban on open burning  in the three municipalities protected by the department — Salem Lakes, Paddock Lake and Brighton. Slover issued the following statement regarding the ban Tuesday evening: Following discussions with other Fire Department officials I respectfully am placing a burn ban on open burning effective […]

Units responding for fire in Salem Lakes

At about 8:02 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a grass fire in the 9700 block of Highway B on Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: Fire is along the Fox River and not near any structures. UPDATE about 8:09 p.m. — Fire unit arriving on scene confirms fire, perhaps several acres. […]

2018 Salem Lakes Spring Clean-up is April 29

Volunteers are being sought to help do a little spring cleaning around Salem Lakes on April 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a continuation of the annual volunteer Silver Lake event organized by Allen Dunski. Volunteers will begin the day with a meeting and supply grab at Fox River Park. They will […]

Units responding for fire in Salem Lakes

At about 6:43 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue, Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Silver lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a fire in the 30600 block of Geneva Road (Highway 50)in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: Smoke coming from the second story of building being reported. UPDATE 6:45 p.m. […]

Spring election 2018: It’s election day!

Western Kenosha County residents will be going to the polls Tuesday to vote in the 2018 spring non-partisan election. Polls throughout our area open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Contested races on are the ballot for: County supervisor in Dist. 18, Dist. 20, Dist. 21, Dist. 22 and Dist. 23. Salem Lakes […]

Spring Election 2018: Salem Lakes trustee candidates Q&A

Voters in the village of Salem Lakes will be able to vote in a contested election for village trustee on April 3. A Feb. 20 primary election narrowed an initial field of seven to six. Up for election are three at-large seats on the Village Board. Voters on April 3 will be able to vote […]

2018 Salem Lakes egg hunt and Eggstravagansa coverage (PHOTOS)

Salem Lakes hosted its Easter egg hunt and Eggstravaganza Saturday. While both events were also held last year, this year both were on the same day. The egg hunt took place at Schmalfeldt Park in Silver Lake at 10 a.m. That was followed by the Eggstravagansa at Salem Lakes Village Hall at 11 a.m. A new […]

Salem Lakes approves funding fireworks for Summer Beats 2018

The Salem Lakes Village Board on Monday approved spending $10,000 for fireworks during the Summer Beats festival. The display will take place over Silver Lake on June 23, as part of the village organized festival. The cost is the same as last year’s display and will be done by the same company. That display received […]

Salem Lakes Easter events March 24

Salem Lakes has a pair of Easter events coming up March 24. An Easter egg hunt will take place at 10 a.m. in Schmalfeldt Park, 383 Railroad Street, Silver Lake. At 11 a.m., the village’s Easter Eggstravaganza gets underway at Salem Lakes Village Hall, 9814 Antioch Road, Salem. The event, which will continue to 1 […]

Salem Lakes approves exemption to sex offender residency ordinance

The Salem Lakes Village Board granted an exemption to the village’s sex offender residency ordinance at a special meeting Monday night. The exemption for Daniel Frank Olszewski, 36, to be allowed to live with his mother was approved unanimously, with Trustee Bob Raymond absent.  Trustee Michael Culat moved to grant the exemption and Trustee Ted Kmiec […]

Fire call

About 2:05 pm Salem Lakes Fire responded for a small grass fire in a remote area of Silver Lake Park. It was extinguished and all units cleared. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Salem Lakes denies permit for fireworks store

The Salem Lakes Village Board denied a request for a conditional use permit to sell fireworks on a property on Antioch Road in the Cross Lake neighborhood. The owner of the property at 12425 Antioch Road (Highway 83), Trevor, and Black Bull Fireworks of East Troy sought the permit. The permit was rejected by the board […]

Local fire departments responding for aid to Somers

At about 11:32 a.m., Western Kenosha County fire departments are among those responding for a box alarm activated by Somers Fire and Rescue for a structure fire in the 2400 block of 100th Avenue in Somers. Due to respond are: Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue with an ambulance to man a station and Paris Fire and Rescue […]

Inaugural Salem Lakes Polka Night coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Salem Lakes Village Hall was alive with the sound of polka music and dancing feet Saturday at the village’s Inaugural Polka Night . The fist time event was hosted by the Salem Lakes Park Commission. Besides the music and dancing, those who attended were able to enjoy birthday cake for the village, which was celebrated its first […]

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