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Village wide cleanup this weekend

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Salem Lakes resident Allen Dunski is looking for volunteers to clean up the village this weekend. “Most of us are affected one way or the other,” Dunski said at the beginning of the Thursday volunteer meeting held at Community Baptist Church. “But we can work together […]

 
 

STRONG FAITH

STRONG FAITH

The Packer Inn, of Silver Lake, shows faith the community can come together and restore the Village of Salem Lakes after record-breaking floods caused road closures and damaged properties last week. There were multiple Silver Lake organizations and businesses that helped in last week’s flooding. Binanti’s, of Silver Lake, was […]

 
 

Local residents feed flood victims

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent It wasn’t quite the loaves and fishes, but when some Silver Lake area residents showed up at the Community Baptist Church in their boats, church members jumped into action. Community Baptist, located at 203 N. Fourth St., was within the area hit the hardest with heavy […]

 
 

Wheatland announces bulk disposal sites

Town reminds residents to report flood damage According to a statement released by the Town of Wheatland, they are reminding residents to call the Kenosha County Emergency Management hotline at (262) 605-7924 or by email at disaster@kenoshacounty.org. The hotline reminder applies to all Kenosha County residents, according to a fact […]

 
 

Multi-agency response center set for Wednesday at Riverview

Red Cross, local organizations to host Multi-Agency Response Center for flood victims The American Red Cross, in partnership with a host of local agencies, will staff a Multi-Agency Response Center for flood victims from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Riverview Grade School, 300 E. Prosser St., in […]

 
 

Highway 50 to reopen Tuesday afternoon

Highway 50 to reopen Tuesday afternoon

Officials advised motorists to obey barricades By Jason Arndt Editor More than a dozen county and state highways were shut down after last week’s flooding event, but the most significant closure was set to reopen Tuesday afternoon, when the state Department of Transportation removed barricades on Highway 50 in the […]

 
 

Monday’s Salem Lakes Committee of the Whole cancelled

Monday’s Salem Lakes Committee of the Whole cancelled

The Village of Salem Lakes said in a Monday morning alert that Monday’s Committee of Whole meeting has been cancelled. While the meeting was scratched, the village reiterated that shelter is available at Salem Grade School for flooding victims. “Please share with your family and friends, even if they live […]

 
 

Flood Report: Monday’s Road Update

Flood Report: Monday’s Road Update

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department continues to caution motorists traveling on highways as crews continue to make necessary repairs, according to a news release issued Monday afternoon. The release said four roads, which are listed below, remain closed. Highway 50 at the Fox River Bridge (Highway W) Highway W north […]

 
 

Flood Update: Wilmot cancels summer school Monday

Flood Update: Wilmot cancels summer school Monday

Wheatland Center School resumes without bus transportation By Jason Arndt Editor Wilmot Union High School announced summer school is cancelled for Monday, according to District Administrator Dan Kopp, citing constant flood issues near the school. The cancellation is the third since July 13, when torrential rain pelted western Kenosha County […]

 
 

Red Cross ready to help at Salem Grade School

Red Cross ready to help at Salem Grade School

Organization coordinating with Sharing Center By Jason Arndt Editor While the Salem Grade School hallway is lined with an arsenal of cleaning kits, there are other services available to residents affected by last week’s flooding, courtesy of the American Red Cross. The Red Cross, which arrived at noon, is prepared […]

 
 
 
 
 

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