Posts under ‘Silver Lake’

Schultz-Hahn American Legion Post #293 to host 2022 Memorial Day Parade and ceremony in Silver Lake May 30

Schultz-Hahn American Legion Post #293 will host its annual Memorial Day Parade and ceremony on Monday, May 30. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. The parade route typically starts at Prosser Street and Cogswell Drive and proceeds south on Cogswell to First Street. The parade follows First Street to East Lake Street, turning north […]

2022 Salem Lakes Easter Eggstravaganza April 16

Salem Lakes will host its Easter Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16, at Schmalfeldt Park, 383 Railroad St., Silver Lake, beginning at 10 a.m. Age groups for the egg hunt will be: 1 to 3 years old. 4 to 6 years old. 7 to 10 years old. You also can take pictures with […]

We Remember – 40 Years Ago, Today

Today is the 40th anniversary of the loss of Kenosha County’s only county firefighter lost in the line of duty west of the Interstate. February 16, 1982, Silver Lake Fire Assistant Chief Wayne Lake died of the fatal heart attack while en route to a fire in Camp Lake. He was 45 years old. He […]

2021 Santa visits Silver Lake American Legion

Saturday afternoon, Santa came to the American Legion, 307 N Cogswell Dr. in Silver Lake. The event was drive-thru, following Covid restrictions and guidelines. Children 10 and under received a bag of treats and a present. Members of the American Legion Auxiliary helped Santa pass out the goodies. Share22Tweet22 Shares

Santa Claus coming to Silver Lake Dec. 4

Santa Claus is coming to the American Legion Hall in Silver Lake on Saturday, Dec. 4. Due to Covid 19 restrictions and guidelines set by state and federal authorities, this year will be a drive through celebration. Children are to remain in the vehicles. Santa will be at the Legion Hall from 1-2:30 p.m. The […]

Units responding for medical call at Riverview School

At about 11:48 a.m., Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding for a medical call at Riverview School in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Patient has a laceration. UPDATE — Kenosha County Scanner reporting Flight for Life Medical Transport Helicopter responded for this call. UPDATE 3:48 p.m. — From Kenosha County Sheriff’s Departrment Sgt. David Wright, public information […]

Lake test results Aug. 5, 2021: DeWitt Park beach closed

DeWitt Park beach on Silver Lake is closed after re-sampling by Kenosha County Public Health showed elevated E.coli levels there. The test result from Wednesday that prompted the closure was 1,414 E.coli/100 mL. The beach was scheduled to be re-sampled again Thursday. Share399Tweet399 Shares

Photos and judging results from 2021 Silver Lake 4th of July Boat Parade

The 2021 Silver Lake 4th of July Boat Parade had over 40 entries. Prizes were awarded to top 4 finishers in each the Hawaiian and Patriotic categories.  Prizes were also awarded to other participants. Local businesses donated prizes. Here are the winners: Patriotic — 1ST #15 Hilary Arnow; 2ND #41 Greg Schrader; 3RD #20 Allen […]

Units responding for arcing wire in Silver Lake

At about 10:06 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of arcing wires at the Department of Natural Resources boat launch on Silver Lake. UPDATE about 10:09 a.m. — Dispatch says a deputy on the scene reports a tree is down over the road and smoking. UPDATE about 10:16 […]

Silver Lake Post office’s Sue Gerber and Pam Michajlak retire

In the last week, Silver Lake lost two long-times postal employees. Sue Gerber and Pam Michajlak retired from the Postal Service this month. Pam’s last day was the 12th. Sue’s last day was the 18th. Pam was the original carrier for Silver Lake when they began home delivery, June 29th, 1996. She followed in the […]

Units responding for gas leak in Silver Lake

At about 1:14 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units from stations 1 and 2 are responding to Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue Station 4 in Silver Lake for a gas leak. UPDATE about 1:17 p.m. — Fire unit on scene reports an appliance fell in the station creating leak and resulting in open gas in the building. We […]

Units responding to crash in Silver Lake

At about 6:15 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash at Highways B and F in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: This crash involves two vehicles, one of which is a motorcycle. Share2Tweet2 Shares

Informational meeting on formation of Silver Lake Management District is Saturday

The creation of a lake management district with taxing authority and a territory limited to properties adjacent to Silver Lake will be the subject of a public meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 29 at the Silver Lake Sportsman’s Club, 27021 85th St. The meeting is being hosted by a group of residents leading the […]

2021 Salem Lakes Clean-up is May 15

The annual resident-organized Salem Lakes Clean-up will be back in its customary spring date for 2021. The 9th annual event will take place May 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers are asked to meet at Fox River County Park, in the first parking lot. In the previous 8 years, volunteers have cleaned up […]

Silver Lake Management District info meeting and public hearing postponed due to high turnout

A public information meeting and public hearing to receive comment about the formation of a Silver Lake Management District was postponed Monday after too many people showed up to safely be accommodated in Salem Lakes Village Hall due to COVID-19 protocols. People started lining up outside for the meeting by 5:10 p.m. By shortly before […]

Placement of fire safety signs to happen in Silver Lake this year

Silver Lake will be joining the rest of Salem Lakes with fire safety signs that display a property’s address when installation of the signs begins in Silver Lake this year. The Salem Lakes Village Board last week approved a quote from Lange Enterprises to produce and install the signs in Silver Lake. The rest of […]

Units responding for fire in Silver Lake

At about 7:10 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a fire in the 300 block of Lawn Court in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: This is being reported as a fire in a vehicle in a driveway. UPDATE 7:18 p.m. — Incident command reports no active fire at this time. Personnel […]

Units responding for alarm in Silver Lake

At about 6:50 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of an alarm at a residence in the 700 block of East Oak Street in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: This is for a sounding carbon monoxide alarm. Share2Tweet2 Shares

Units responding for smoke in Silver Lake

At about 4:37 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units from all stations and Randall Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of smoke in an apartment building in the 600 block of Cogswell Drive in Silver Lake. UPDATE 4:40 p.m. — Dispatch reports to Salem Lakes command that deputy on the scene […]

Units responding to county park for medical call

At about 11:45 a.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to Fox River County park for a medical call. Per dispatch: This is for an injury at the sledding hill. Share212Tweet212 Shares

Units responding for crash in Silver Lake

At about 1:05 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 200 block of West Maple Street in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Caller reports vehicle has struck a house. No injuries being reported. UPDATE 1:10 p.m. — Dispatch reports to responding units that vehicle was […]

Santa coming to American Legion in Silver Lake — 2020 style

Santa Claus is coming to the American Legion Hall in Silver Lake — as he has for many years — on Saturday, Dec. 5., but this year in 2020 style. Santa will be at the Legion Hall from 1-2:30 p.m. The event is open to all children 10 and under. Due to Covid 19 restrictions […]

Kitchen fire damages home in Silver Lake

A little before midnight, Sunday, Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Randall Fire Department responded for a house fire in the 300 block of Chestnut Street in Silver Lake. Salem Lakes asked for a MABAS Box, thus receiving extra help and tenders (water) from other departments, including Bristol and Union Grove. The initial crews were successful in […]

Units responding for fire in Silver Lake

At about 3:43 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue and Randall Fire Department units are responding to the 800 block of School Street in Silver Lake for a report of a possible fire. Per dispatch: This is a possible oven fire. Smoke coming from oven. No flames seen. UPDATE about 4:26 p.m. — All units clearing the […]

Silver Lake taxing district to manage lake moving forward

An effort to create a taxing district for properties adjacent to Silver Lake to generate funds to maintain the quality of the lake got the informal approval of the Salem Lakes Village Board to move forward. Jim Purinton, a member of the Silver Lake Protection Association’s Committee on District Feasibility, gave a presentation at Monday’s […]

Highway B to close starting Monday for roadwork

Kenosha County has announced the start of roadwork Monday to a stretch of Highway B. From the highway department announcement: A portion of Kenosha County Highway B south of Silver Lake will close for approximately five days beginning Monday, Oct. 19, for the replacement of a large culvert. The closure includes the stretch of Highway […]

Units responding for roof collapse in Silver Lake

At about 8:38 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding for a report of a roof collapse in the 300 block of Lake Street in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Building is believed to be vacant. UPDATE 8:43 p.m. — Dispatch reports to responding units that it is confirmed the building is […]

Units responding for crash in Silver Lake

At about 8:33 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a 30200 block of Highway F in Silver Lake. Per dispatch: Passerby reporting two-vehicle crash. Share69Tweet69 Shares

Silver Lake County Park open with social distancing, capacity limit

From the Kenosha County Division of Parks: Kenosha County’s Silver Lake Park Beach is open for the season as of today — Saturday, May 30 — with a capacity limit in place to promote appropriate social distancing. The beach will be open through Labor Day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. In response to […]

Memorial Day ceremonies flashback

Annual Memorial Day parades and ceremonies hosted by the American Legion posts in Silver Lake and Twin Lakes were canceled this year due to concerns about spreading COVID-19. But the meaning of Memorial Day remains. To help honor the sacrifice of members of the US military who died while in active service we are reposting […]

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