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Political signs become part of the debate

Political signs become part of the debate

Signs defaced following spat over their legality By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent It’s a sign of the times in Silver Lake when – like just about everything else surrounding the Nov. 4 dissolution referendum – political signs become a topic of controversy. On Sept. 24, Silver Lake Building Inspector Royce Kennedy […]


Many answer call to find body of missing fisherman

A Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources boat goes out to aid in the search for a man lost on Silver Lake last week. The body was eventually recovered. (Photo by Earlene Frederick)

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent A phone call received late Sept. 16 from worried relatives of John Spoor brought out between 80 to 100 emergency services workers for nearly 36 hours, including police and Department of Natural Resources personnel, to search for the missing fisherman. The effort ended just before 8:30 […]


Wolf Lake trail run is Sunday at Bong Recreation Area

It’s not too late to sign up on Sunday, Sept. 28, at Richard Bong State Recreation Area for a beautiful fall run/hike (3.9 miles). Funds raised are earmarked for the planned Nature Explore Classroom – a natural play area for families. The event will begin and end at the beach […]


Salem welcomes hometown girl as new postmaster

Salem welcomes hometown girl as new postmaster

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Amy Riley is the new postmaster at the Salem Post Office, and she likes it. The location is a small office so everyone, including Riley, pitches in to help customers, sort mail and handle the sundry tasks that need doing. “We’re like a family, with each […]


Advisory vote about Salem ATV routes is on Nov. 4 ballot

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Town of Salem residents will have a local referendum question to answer on the Nov. 4 gubernatorial election ballot: “Shall the Salem Town Board adopt an ordinance which would authorize the operation of all-terrain vehicles on certain Town roads designated as ATV routes?” The non-binding referendum […]


Free memory screens to be offered Aug. 28-29

Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is offering free, confidential memory screens. Memory screens are suggested for anyone concerned about memory changes, at risk of Alzheimer’s disease due to family history or who wants to check their memory now for future comparison. Warning signs of dementia include forgetting […]


Village-wide garage sale begins Aug. 22

The back to school version of the Silver Lake, Wis. Village Wide Garage Sale will take place the weekend beginning Friday, Aug. 22. Silver Lake is less than eight miles from the stateline. Historically this is a well-attended event with upwards of 30 or more sales going on in the […]


SLFD tries to focus on fighting fires, not politics; Equipment tampering continues in firehouse

By Annette Newcomb/Editor Gail Peckler Dziki/Contributed to this article Equipment tampering, the loss of three chiefs in as many months, and now the distribution of fliers slandering members of the Silver Lake Fire Department is the latest harassment firefighters have endured. According to SLFD Chief Allison Draeger and Assistant Chief […]


Third fire chief resigns

By Gail-Peckler-Dziki/Correspondent Weeks after Silver Lake Fire Chief Dave Kordecki turned in his resignation, the Silver Lake Village Board officially accepted it during the Aug. 6 regular board meeting. His letter of resignation is dated July 15; just four days after the village received the letter of demand from Silver […]


Bingo at Christ Lutheran on Aug. 14

Christ Lutheran Church, 24929 75th St., (Hwy. 50) will host its monthly community bingo on Thursday, Aug. 14 (always held the second Thursday of the month). Doors open at 5 p.m. and game begins at 6 p.m. Packages available for $10 and $20. Everyone is welcome. There are on-site concessions; […]


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