SLPD to hold Conceal and Carry Classes

  The Silver Lake Police Department will be conducting its second Conceal and Carry class on Saturday, March 17, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Silver Lake Village Hall, 113 S. First Street. The fee for this class is $75, and $60 for residents of the Village of Silver […]


Area kids play ‘chicken’ with speeding trains

By Annette Newcomb – Editor Critter Store owner Jamie Geneder called Silver Lake Police several times last month after seeing local students playing “chicken” with a freight train traveling at 60 mph through the Village of Silver Lake. Silver Lake Police Chief Dan Kingsley said he is extremely concerned with reports […]


Flags ordered lowered in state

Flags at Wisconsin National Guard armories, air bases and other facilities across the state will fly at half-staff Friday, March 9, in honor of Firefighter Jamison Kampmeyer of the Colby Fire Department. The Guard will render these honors in accordance with an executive order issued by Gov. Scott Walker. Executive […]


Free motorcycle driver programs offered at Gateway Tech

Gateway Technical College’s motorcycle rider program will provide four free motorcycle and driver programs designed to make roads safer through providing accurate tips and information on sharing the road, perception in traffic, group riding and the “seasoned rider.” Sessions will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays in […]


‘A news letter for your ears’

By Annette Newcomb – Editor Students at Salem Grade School aren’t spinning wax platters like days of old, but they are broadcasting local news and music. Computer science and technology Dan Zackarias completed an externsip a while back and worked with radio that was going computerized. Together, the formula spelled one […]


Twin Lakes Library reopens Monday

By Annette Newcomb –Editor It’s been a long time coming but patrons will find this new chapter for the Twin Lakes Community Library was well worth the wait when the Twin Lakes Community Library reopens on Monday, March 5, at 10 a.m. The doors closed in September and soon after […]


Is driver’s ed doomed at WHS?

Annette Newcomb  – Editor       Rising costs and lack of apparent interest from Wilmot High School students may signal an end to driver’s education as we know it at the high school.       District Administrator Daniel Kopp is asking for public input on the matter no later than Friday, March […]


Johnsburg regional BB game Friday night

Johnsburg High School is hosting the Regional Boys Basketball Championship game tonight vs. Richmond-Burton as well as a play. We are asking you to follow the following procedures for tonight: The game starts at 7:30 and we are asking you park behind the school in the back parking lot. If […]


Potentially dangerous travel conditions developing this afternoon

Potentially dangerous travel conditions could develop during the afternoon rush hour in south and southeast Wisconsin including Madison, Milwaukee and the Fox River Valley as an intense winter storm moves through the state. Motorists may want to consider adjusting any travel plans for this afternoon and evening. Heavy snowfall rates, […]


Twin Lakes Chamber seeks fencing

The Twin Lakes Chamber of Commerce is hosting a painted gate contest for the community. If you or someone who know has extra fencing, call Joann at the Chamber, 877-2000.