Paddock Lake-Salem

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; […]


Chain reaction crash claims life of Trevor woman

  UPDATE: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has released the names of those involved in the fatal crash. Kathryn E. Kowalczyk, 23, of Trevor,  was killed as a result of the crash. The driver of the semi, Steven Foote, 44, of Dodge Center, Minn., was treated and released from St. Catherine’s […]


Wheatland Central sets referendum date

By Gail Peckler-Dziki/Correspondent The Wheatland Center School Board unanimously approved a resolution for an Oct. 14 referendum, at the July 30 regular school board meeting. The district is asking residents to authorize $625,000 in excess of the statutory revenue limit for four years. District Administrator Marty McGinley said the timing […]


Class reunions scheduled

Class of ’49: Members of the Wilmot High School Class of 1949 will be celebrating their 65th class reunion at Twin Oaks Country Inn, Wilmot, on Wednesday, Aug. 20. For further information and reservations, call Marilyn Meyer Griffiths at (262) 857-2229 or e-mail at by Aug. 10.   Class […]


Smokey Bear’s 70th birthday party is Aug. 9

Visit Smokey Bear on his birthday, Saturday, Aug. 9, 9-11:30 a.m. at Richard Bong State Recreation Area. Drop in between 9 and 11 a.m. to celebrate 70 years of fire safety with Smokey and the Kansasville Fire and Rescue Department. It will be fun for the whole family as you […]


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