Paddock Lake-Salem

A simple choice it is not

Committee presents incorporation options for Town of Salem   By Christopher Rainey Correspondent While the choice appears simple – continue the risk of losing land and tax base through annexation as a town or incur the added costs associated with conversion to a village or city – the details leading […]


Paddock Lake top recycler in Kenosha County

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent According to a Department of Natural Resources study received in June, the Village of Paddock Lake by far exceeds the state and county average for pounds per capita of recycled material. The collection standard for Paddock Lake is 82.4 pounds per capita annually. The DNR records […]


Local officials wary of teacher licensing proposal

By Bethe Croy Staff Writer The Joint Finance Committee approved a proposal as part of the 2015-17 state budget in May that would change the standards required to receive a teaching license in Wisconsin. While it now appears the proposal will be changed significantly in the final budget (see related […]


District Administrators fight for funding

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent “Schools are chronically underfunded,” Salem Grade School District Administrator Dave Milz commented at a recent special school board meeting. He’s not the only area district administrator holding that opinion. The Wilmot High School District Administrator Daniel Kopp and the District Administrators from Wilmot feeder schools have […]


Silver Lake residents battle over bow boundaries

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Silver Lake resident Allen Dunski requested that the Silver Lake Village Board discuss the possibility of allowing permitted bow target practicing within the boundaries of Silver Lake at the June 17 regular board meeting. Silver Lake trustee Roger Johnson said he had received numerous phone calls […]


Local survivors celebrate and share their stories

Five years of survivorship recognized at Celebrate Life event By Bethe Croy Staff Writer Three local cancer survivors celebrated five years of survivorship June 5 during the annual Celebrate Life event put on by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center. Ray Taylor of Kenosha, William […]


Citizens wander Silver Lake in search of clues

Citizens wander Silver Lake in search of clues

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Perhaps you noticed a few folks roaming the streets in Silver Lake last Friday, June 12. Some were dressed a bit oddly while others wandered in small groups, going in and out of the doors of various businesses. You may have pondered just what was going […]


Sheriff takes over

Silver Lake is now patrolled by county department By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Kenosha County officially began policing the Village of Silver Lake on Wednesday. On Tuesday, June 16 at 10 a.m., Kenosha County Sheriff Dave Beth was scheduled to be at the Village Hall, 113 S. First St., Silver Lake, […]


County OKs budget for police shift

By Bethe Croy Staff Writer The Kenosha County Finance and Administration Committee approved the changes in the Kenosha County budget June 11 resulting from the decision to provide policing for the Village of Silver Lakes. The Village Board voted unanimously in favor of the decision at a special meeting in […]


Get along, or else

Silver Lake Village seeks cooperation between fire, rescue agencies   By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent       Silver Lake Village President Bruce Nopenz has opened a discussion about what he sees as a lack of cooperation between the Silver Lake Rescue Squad, a private organization, and the village’s fire department. Trustee Pat […]


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