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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.   Share295 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 295

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. Share24 […]

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. Share6 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 6

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. Share12 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 12

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. […]

Salem Lakes to stop mass mailing of newsletter; decrease frequency

The Salem Lakes Village Board has voted to stop mass mailing a paper copy of the village newsletter to residents after the next issue is published. Instead, the village will have the newsletter available on its website and email an electronic copy to those who sign up for that option. If someone wants the newsletter […]

2018 Santa Comes to Salem Lakes coverage (PHOTOS)

Santa came to Salem Lakes Village Hall Saturday to hear Christmas wishes and pose for photos. While youngsters were there, they also could make holiday crafts, ride a Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue engine and have refreshments including popcorn, cookies and hot chocolate. Here are some more photos from the event: Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares […]

2018 Santa Comes to Salem Lakes is Dec. 8

Santa will come to Salem Lakes Village Hall on Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event includes Santa visits (bring your own camera for a photo), children’s crafts, coloring contest and refreshments. The event also is a Toys for Tots collection site. Salem Lakes Village Hall is located at 9814 Antioch Road (Highway […]

Salem Lakes hears apartment building’s owners request to stop razing

The Salem Lakes Village Board heard requests twice in the last week from the owners of a  20-unit apartment building at 8705 Antioch Road (Highway 83) in Salem set for demolition to withdraw that raze order so the owners can repair the building. The owners of the building say they want to repair the building to […]

Salem Lakes passes tax levy with 3 percent increase

The Salem Lakes Village Board passed a 2019 budget Wednesday that included a tax levy of $4,963,141. The budget and levy passed unanimously with all board members present at a special meeting held just after a budget hearing. No members of the public commented or attended the hearing. The 2019 tax levy including the Community […]

Salem Lakes sticks with bulk garbage collection on first week of month

The Salem Lakes Village Board opted to keep bulk garbage item pickup once a month and accept an increase from its garbage collection firm. Johns Disposal garbage and recycling pick-up service fee will increase 6.1 percent increase to $14.86 per unit per month for 2019, an 89 cent per month increase over the 2018 monthly […]

2018 Salem Lakes Pumpkindaze coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

In spite of the blowing wind, and the occasional snowing flurries, there was a good turnout for Salem Lakes 2018 Pumpkindaze on Saturday at the Highway Department/Fire Station No. 1 facility in Trevor. There were many indoor activities including face painting, balloon animals, painting little pumpkins, coloring, or decorating cookies. There were several food vendors […]

Units responding for burning in Salem Lakes

At about 1:56 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to the 9100 block of Fox River Road in Salem Lakes for a burning complaint. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

Salem Lakes considering changes to bulk garbage collection

The company that collects garbage in Salem Lakes is proposing a change to how bulk item collection is done there in exchange for a lower rate. Currently residents of the village are able to have items too large for their regular garbage bin — such as furniture or appliances — picked up on their first […]

Salem Lakes keeps two acre minimum for chicken keeping

You will need a piece of land at least two acres in size if you want to legally keep chickens in Salem Lakes. Last week the board enacted an ordinance setting that limit, despite some comments from citizens asking for consideration of allowing the birds on smaller lots. The vote was 4-3 with President Diann […]

Units responding for investigation in Salem Lakes

At about 12:38 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding for an investigation in the 29200 block of Highway 50 in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: Caller reporting bright light or flash at power substation. UPDATE 12:42 p.m. — Unit on the scene reports arcing wires at the substation but no fire […]

Salem Lakes issues raze order for apartment building

The Salem Lakes Village Board on Monday ordered the razing of a 20-unit apartment building at 8705 Antioch Road (Highway 83) in Salem. The apartment building was ordered vacated earlier this year after a gas leak emergency there uncovered safety issues. At that time, village building inspector Jack Rowland recommended the building be razed, citing […]

Fox River holding steady; crest forecast lowered

The Fox River as measured at the New Munster gauge is holding steady at just a little bit above 13 feet. At 4 a.m. Tuesday, the river was at 13.02 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet. The latest National Weather Service river forecast calls for a crest of 13.9 feet early Friday morning. That crest […]

Units responding for crash in Camp Lake

At about 4:23 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a crash in the 26800 block of Highway SA in Camp Lake. Per dispatch: Crash involves at least two motorcycles. Another vehicle and another vehicle may be involved as well. UPDATE 4:27 p.m. — Fire unit on […]

Salem Lakes moving toward new floodplain ordinance

Salem Lakes is working toward the development of a new floodplain ordinance. Having an ordinance that is approved by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency is crucial to village residents being eligible for the National Flood Insurance program, virtually the only way to acquire flood insurance. The village hosted a public hearing Monday on the […]

Units responding for investigation in Silver Lake

At about 5:40 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units are responding for an gas odor investigation at Highways B and F in Silver Lake. Share3 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 3

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