Paddock Lake-Salem

Salem Board mops up before April elections

  By TS Targos – Staff writer In its last meeting before elections on April 3, the Salem Town Board revisited, reviewed and clarified a host of issues considered and decisions made in recent months. The liveliest discussions of the night centered on the board’s decisions to form two new citizens […]


Salem to host Spring Fling March 31

The Town of Salem is hosting a Spring Fling from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the town hall, 9814 Antioch Road. The event will include a variety of vendors and arts and crafters. Donations of homemade good would be appreciated for the bake sale. Beginning […]


Play bingo March 16

Children and adults are welcome to join in for a night of bingo, food, fun and prizes, from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the Paddock Lake Village Hall, 6969 236th Avenue. Donations for the Pitter Patter Animal Rescue will be accepted.


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 […]