Paddock Lake-Salem

Spring craft fair is Saturday

Christ Lutheran’s Spring Craft Faire will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday March 10, at the church, 24929 75th St. (Highway 50) Paddock Lake. There will be 25 vendors; including wood turner, quilters, etched glass, candles, cloth books, holiday items, decorated bears, eggs and pillowcases, and much […]


Jam session set for March 25 in Silver Lake

The Silver Lake Community Growth Organization is hosting a Jam Session from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, at the Silver Lake American Legion, 307 N. Cogswell Drive. Cost is $5 to attend and food and beverages will be available for purchase. On Sunday, April 8, also from […]


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 […]


‘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 […]


Paddock Lake goes green again this spring

By Gail Peckler-Dziki, Correspondent   Circle Saturday, May 19 on your calendar. That’s the third annual Green Expo, to be held at the Paddock Lake Village Hall, 6969 236th Avenue. Area venders that offer green and all natural products will have tables with merchandise and service options out for all […]


Changes to FEMA Silver Lake floodplain map ordinance

By Gail Peckler-Dziki, Correspondent Some Silver Lake residents will receive a notice from mortgage holders that the floodplain status of their property has changed. The Silver Lake Village Board unanimously voted to have village clerk Terry Faber start work on a new FEMA floodplain map ordinance at the regular board […]


Silver Lake explores consolidation of emergency services

By Gail Peckler-Dziki correspondent Several months ago, a committee made up of representatives from the Silver Lake Rescue Squad and Silver Lake Fire Department, residents and village board members began meeting to discuss a possible consolidation of the two emergency services agencies. The Silver Lake Fire Department is owned by […]


Central parent/teacher conferences set for Thursday

  Central High School will be holding Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, March 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. Conferences will take place in the gym and cafetorium. Student progress reports will be available at that time. Conferences will be on a first come/first serve basis. The Counseling Department will also […]


Lenten fish fry offered by st. John the Baptist parish

St. John the Baptist Parish, 1501 172 Avenue (Highway D and 142) in Paris, is hosting its annual Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, Feb. 24, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in St. John’s Holy Cross Hall. Both baked and fried fish will be available.       Cost is $9.50 for adults; children […]


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