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Salem Lakes passes 2020 tax levy with 9 percent increase

The Salem Lakes Village Board has passed a total 2020 tax levy of $5,394,133. That figure is an increase of $430,992 or 8.68 percent over 2019. The levy was passed unanimously at a special meeting on Nov. 21 with Trustees Rod Gandt and Bill Hopkins absent. The $5,394,133 levy for 2020 includes the Community Library […]

Units responding to fire in Salem Lakes

At about 1:56 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a fire in the 12300 block of 304th Avenue in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: Caller reporting a tree on fire. Tree is near power lines. We Energies also responding. Share21Tweet21 Shares

Local fire departments responding for mutual aid to Kenosha

Western Kenosha County fire departments are among those responding to requests for mutual aid from the Kenosha Fire Department, which is fighting a structure fire in the 1500 block of 54th Street. Bristol Fire and Rescue is requested to respond with a squad and a chief to cover a Kenosha station and Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue […]

Trick or treat hours changed to Saturday in Bristol; staying on Thursday in Paddock Lake, Salem Lakes, Randall, Twin Lakes

An unpleasant weather forecast has prompted one local municipality to change trick or treat hours this year, but most Western Kenosha County municipalities have decided to stick with sending the youngsters out on Halloween on Thursday as originally planned. Bristol on Wednesday afternoon changed trick or treating hours in Bristol to Saturday, Nov. 2, from […]

Units responding to crash along Brighton-Salem Lakes border

At about 4:47 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a crash at Highway K and B along the Brighton-Salem Lakes border. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved. Multiple people reporting injuries. Share38Tweet38 Shares

Units responding to county park fire

At 10:57 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a fire at Silver Lake County Park. Per dispatch: Caller reporting a hollowed out oak tree on fire. Near parking area by the soccer fields. UPDATE about 11:50 a.m. — Units now looking for a patient from a separate call who had […]

2019 Salem Lakes Pumpkindaze is Oct. 5

The 8th Annual Salem Lakes Pumpkindaze festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to midnight at the Fire Station No. 1/Highway Department Building, 11252 254th Court (Highway C) Trevor. Events include: Activities for children – bounce houses, face painting, balloon art.  Artisans and vendors share their talents and products during the craft fair. […]

Local fire department responding for mutual aid to Antioch

At about 7:10 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire Rescue is responding to a request for mutual aid to Antioch (Illinois) Fire Department. Per dispatch: Salem Lakes is requested to respond with a tender (water tanker) to the 24100 block of Grass Lake Road for an air conditioner on fire. Share8Tweet8 Shares

Salem Lakes adopts chicken keeping ordinance

Salem Lakes has adopted a chicken keeping ordinance that reduces the size of residential lots where chickens can be kept, but still deems a little over half of the village’s lots too small. The ordinance passed by a 5 to 2 vote, with Trustees Ron Gandt and Ted Kmiec — both advocates of a smaller […]

Units responding for crash in Salem Lakes

At about 8:35 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the 30400 block of Highway W in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: Two vehicles, both off the road, are involved. UPDATE 8:39 p.m. — Personnel from Salem Lakes Station No. 1 (Trevor) toned out to respond to the scene. […]

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 […]

Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue to fill the boot for MDA Friday

Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue who will be out Friday, Aug. 2, from 2-6 p.m. at Highway 75/83 and Highway 50 (Brass Ball Corners) in Paddock Lake filling the boot for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Donations will help MDA fight back against muscle disease. ShareTweet0 Shares

Salem Lakes appoints administrator and clerk

A couple of key Salem Lakes village staff positions that have had interim people in place are now filled more permanently. The Salem Lakes Village Board appointed Mike Murdock village administrator three weeks ago and Shannon Hahn village clerk last week, village President Diann Tesar said Wednesday. Murdock, who had been the village’s Highway Department […]

Info meeting on Timber Lane Subdivision Drainage & Street Improvements set for July 30

Salem Lakes will be hosting a Public Informational Meeting on Tuesday, July 30, at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Hall, 9814 Antioch Road, Salem. This meeting will be an informational meeting relative to the Timber Lane Subdivision Drainage & Street Improvements Project. Share4Tweet4 Shares

Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue Station No. 2 opened as cooling center

Salem Lakes is opening Fire Station No. 2 in Salem as cooling center during the current hot weather. Fire Station No. 2 is located at 8339 Antioch Road, Salem. The cooling center hours of operation are: noon, Friday, July 19, through Saturday, July 20, or until the center determined to be not needed . The […]

Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue adds five firefighter paramedics; names James Lejcar assistant chief

Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue has hired five new firefighter paramedics and named an assistant chief. The new hires were selected from a field of 19 qualified applicants. The following individuals were approved and sworn in at the June 24 Salem Lakes Fire Commission as full time firefighter paramedics for the village: Nicholas Keller. Nicholas Bonczkowski. Mandalyn […]

Units responding for crash in Salem Lakes

At about 4:46 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 10500 block of Highway B in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: This is a single vehicle rollover. Sole occupant of car has got themselves out of the vehicle Share14Tweet14 Shares

Salem Lakes closing in on deciding lot size for chicken keeping

Three of the six Salem Lakes Village Board members present at a committee of the whole meeting Monday favored a minimum lot size of 15,000 square feet for allowing chicken keeping in residential areas. At about a third of an acre that’s quite a bit smaller than the current two acre requirement. But the new […]

Salem Lakes Community Blood Drive June 26

The Salem Lakes Community Blood Drive will take place from 2 to 6 p.m., June 26 at Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue Station #1, 11252 254th Court, Trevor. The drive is sponsored by Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue. To schedule an appointment, click here to schedule online, or contact Terry Bluemel at TBluemel@villageofsalemlakes.org or 262-843-2439. Appointments are encouraged. This […]

Deputy responding for loose cows along Highway K

At about 1:16 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of loose cows in the 29900 block of Highway K along the Salem Lakes/Brighton border. Per dispatch: Cows are along the north side of the road. UPDATE 1:25 p.m. — Deputy reports cows are back behind a fence. Share379Tweet379 Shares

Trent Kmiec drafted by Milwaukee Power

Trent Kmiec of Salem Lakes has been drafted by the Milwaukee Power hockey team. Kmiec most recently played forward for Kenosha Komets 18U. That team qualified for the 2019 18U AA Nationals. Here is video of Kmiec scoring a breakaway goal in the Wisconsin championship game that sent the Komets to Nationals: The Milwaukee Power […]

Units responding for crash in Salem Lakes

At about 7:53 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a crash in the 8500 block of Highway F (272nd Avenue) in Salem Lakes. Per dispatch: Two vehicles involved at a curve in the road. One may have struck a pole. Injuries being reported. Share21Tweet21 Shares

Salem Lakes to consider regulating vaping under 18

The Salem Lakes Village Board is going to look into further regulating vaping by those under 18 years of age. Village President Diann Tesar put the subject on the agenda of Monday’s committee of the whole after hearing from constituents who said they were interested in seeing the age of legal vaping raised to 21 […]

Local fire departments responding for mutual aid to Antioch

At about 3:15 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a request for mutual aid from the Antioch Fire Department. Per dispatch: Salem Lakes is requested to respond with a tender (water tanker) and Bristol with a ladder truck to a structure fire in the 22300 block of West […]

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 […]

Local fire department responding for aid to Illinois

At about 6:20 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue is responding to a box alarm for an incident in Beach Park, Illinois. Salem Lakes is requested to respond with an ambulance. There has been an ammonia spill near 29th Street and Green Bay Road in Beach Park, media reports say. ShareTweet0 Shares

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 […]

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