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Silver Lake Rescue Squad leaves legacy of emergency medical care

After 59 years of service to Silver Lake and nearby areas, Silver Lake Rescue Squad is no longer answering calls, but has left a legacy of service and training in emergency medical service. Changing financial factors lead the department to cease operations as of Dec. 31, 2018. “It’s hard to think of it coming to […]

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 to burning in Silver Lake

At about 8:33 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of burning in the 100 block of Katy Drive in Silver Lake. UPDATE about 8:35 p.m. — Deputy on scene reports burning is taking place inside a 55-gallon barrel and appears to be a cardboard box. Share7 Tweet Share […]

Kathy Schick Personal Training leads yoga at Westosha Sports Complex to benefit The Sharing Center

A local personal trainer led yoga classes this week as a way to help those less fortunate in the community. Kathy Schick of Kathy Schick Personal Training was looking for a way to do community service, as her yoga training has encouraged. “One of the great things about yoga is they encourage you to do community […]

Units responding for crash in Silver Lake

At about 1:50 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 500 block of S. Cogswell Drive in Silver Lake. UPDATE 1:56 p.m. — Deputy on scene requests a tow truck. Share10 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 10

Units responding for down tree in Silver Lake

At about 11 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a down tree in the 500 block of West Maple Street in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: A tree reportedly has fallen and maybe hit a utility pole. Share Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 0

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 […]

Community Baptist Church to host free clothing giveaway

Community Baptist Church in Silver Lake will host a Community Clothes Closet offering free clothing for those in need. Dates and times are: Thursday, Aug. 23 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon. This event is open to the public. You […]

Silver Lake Christmas in July boat parade set for July 4

Silver Lake will again have its annual boat parade, to take place Wednesday, July 4 starting at 1 p.m., on the water of Silver Lake, this year with a Christmas in July theme. Dress up your body, boat, jetski or kayak and join the fun. Boats meet on the lake in front of the Silver Lake Marina. […]

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 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

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 […]

June 6, 2018 lake test results: Silver Lake County Park beach at caution

Silver Lake County Park beach 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. Tuesday’s result at Silver Lake County Park beach was: 345 E.coli/100 mL. […]

2018 Silver Lake Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Silver Lake paid tribute to the members of the US Military who gave the ultimate sacrifice with the annual parade and ceremony hosted by the Schultz-Hahn American Legion Post #293 on Monday. The parade featured units from local veterans groups, law enforcement, school marching bands, businesses, area fire departments and a large contingent of Scouts. Here […]

2018 Memorial Day parades and ceremonies in Silver Lake and Twin Lakes May 28

Annual Memorial Day parades and ceremonies will take place this year on Momday, May 28 in Silver Lake and Twin Lakes. In Silver Lake, Schultz-Hahn American Legion Post #293 will host its annual parade starting at 9 a.m. The parade begins at Prosser Street and Cogswell Drive, proceeds south on Cogswell to First Street, then  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 […]

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

Units responding for fire in Silver Lake

At about 6:14 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a fire in the 400 block of North Cogswell Drive in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: This reported as a flames in a garage. UPDATE 6:18 p.m. — Dispatch reports this is a […]

Units responding for person on Silver Lake

At about 12:22 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a person who appears to be struggling on the ice on Silver Lake. Per dispatch: The person appears to be trying to get something out of the water or off the ice. UPDATE 12:27 p.m. — Silver Lakes […]

Deputy responding for crash in Silver Lake

At about 6:15 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a crash in the 100 block of Dells Road in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Vehicle has struck a parked vehicle. Share7 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 7

Scattered power outages

We Energies is reporting some scattered power outages, likely due to the snow fall, in Western Kenosha County Tuesday morning. At 8:21 a.m., outages are being reported in: Silver Lake, less than 5 customers affected. Camp Lake, less than 5 customers affected. Lake Shangri-la, 98 customers affected. Rock Lake, less than 5 customers affected. Paddock Lake, 14 customers […]

Salem Lakes Park Commission to get another chance to propose use for Silver Lake building

The Salem Lakes Park Commission will get another chance to propose a use for the village owned building in Silver Lake that was once intended to be a library branch. The fate of the building was discussed at a Salem Lakes Village Board meeting Monday. The purchase of the building at 209 N. Second Street was […]

Units responding for crash in Silver Lake

At about 10:09 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 10400 block of Highway B south of Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Caller reports car rolled three times and is upright now. Driver is trapped in vehicle. Single vehicle involved. Share16 Tweet Share Pin +1 […]

Units responding for alarm in Silver Lake

At about 6:49 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue units are responding for an alarm in the 100 block of Maple Street in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: This is a carbon monoxide alarm. Share1 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 1

Power outage in Silver Lake; transformer fire in Wheatland

At about 6:40 p.m., We Energies is reporting a power outage centered in Silver Lake. Preliminary info on the utility’s outage map says there are two outages affecting less than five customers each, but based on social media response, it may be more widespread than that. UPDATE 6:43 p.m. — Kenosha County Scanner Facebook page […]

Riverview School to honor veterans Nov. 10

Riverview School will be observing Veterans Day with a ceremony on Friday, Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the gym. The whole school will be participating with songs from various grade levels, performances of band and choir students, recitations and a dressing of the POW MIA table. Riverview School is located at 300 E. Prosser […]

Units responding for burning in Silver Lake

At about 9:06 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding for a report of burning in the 200 block of West Elm Street in Silver Lake. There is an open burning ban in effect in all areas served by Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue, which includes Silver Lake. The ban is due to […]

Summer Beats in Silver Lake set for Aug. 12

Salem Lakes’ Summer Beats festival will take place Saturday, Aug. 12. Summer Beats will run from 3 p.m to midnight, at Schmalfeldt Park, 498 E Wisconsin Ave, in Silver Lake. The event will include children’s activities, a bounce house, climbing wall, Kenosha County Sheriff’s K9 Unit, food, refreshments, bands and fireworks. This is the second year for […]

Volunteers work to help flooding victims clean-up

Over 100 volunteers turned out to help with flood damaged homes. They removed objects of all description and debris from once flooded buildings. Some helped with sign in and organization. Others took care of food at the church. Some watched children so their parents could help out. Coaches and players from the Wilmot football team […]

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