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Salem learns from election glitches

Shortage of ballots, long lines greeted voters on Nov. 4 By Anne Trautner Staff Writer A large voter turnout, combined with a series of technology breakdowns, resulted in a shortage of ballots during the Nov. 4 election in the Town of Salem. “We just don’t usually run out of ballots. […]


Central High School moves ahead with improvements

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Earlier this year, the Westosha Central High school board, administration and staff worked with Nexus Solutions and Sherrer instruction to develop an energy saving improvement plan for the school. Previous improvements upgraded facilities for energy saving measures in lighting that have cut costs significantly, recovering the […]


Silver Lake remains a village

Silver Lake remains a village

But dissolution advocates vow to fight on By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Village of Silver Lake earned a reprieve Tuesday evening. A referendum calling for the dissolution of the village did not gain enough votes to prevail. Dissolve supporters won the vote, 608-538, but did not gain the tow-thirds majority […]


Silver Lake has big decision on Nov. 4

Referendum will likely decide future course of village By Gail Peckler-Dziki                  Correspondent Two separate referenda concerning Silver Lake will be on the ballot Tuesday – both dealing with the future of the village. Two questions will be asked: “Should the Silver Lake Village Board be prohibited from entering into any […]


Local restaurants to compete in “Bowls ‘n Bakers”

Event to raise funds for Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services By Anne Trautner Staff Writer Six area restaurants will vie for the coveted “Bowls ‘n Bakers” plaques on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Parkway Chateau, 12304 75th St. (Highway 50). In an effort to raise funds for Kenosha Area Family […]


All Silver Lake fire trucks ready to roll

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent The Silver Lake village board approved replacing the six tires on the Silver Lake Fire Department (SLFD) equipment truck at the Oct. 15 regular board meeting. Half the $2840.08 is to come from money left over in the Silver Lake Police budget. Assistant Silver Lake police […]


Community Baptist Fall Fest set for Saturday

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent It’s Fall Fest time at Community Baptist Church again. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. Pastor Cliff Hathock said that Community Baptist church members are geared up and ready to go. “This is our third year and we have […]


Yik Yak gets big yuck from school officials

By Anne Trautner Staff Writer Last week, both Wilmot Union High School and Westosha Central High School blocked access to Yik Yak, a social media mobile app that has been used nationwide to anonymously bully others and to make violent threats. School officials are not aware of any significant threats […]


Local voters face several referenda

Paddock Lake, Salem, Silver Lake all have ballot questions By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Residents in the villages of Paddock Lake and Silver Lake and the Town of Salem will face local referenda questions this November. The questions cover a variety of topics ranging from the very existence of the Village […]


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 […]


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