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Salem School gets ready for energy and safety improvements

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Like almost all schools in the area, Salem Grade School has had additions dated from various years as far back as the 1950s. Those additions have been repaired but never updated, so Salem is embarking on a project that will upgrade and update many portions of […]


Local man dies from injuries suffered in fall at mall

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor A 21-year-old man with ties to Silver Lake and Westosha Central High School died Jan. 21, nine days after falling over a second-floor railing at a Milwaukee area shopping mall. Dustin Strzelecki, who graduated in 2012 from Westosha and had grown up in the Silver Lake […]


Salem explores possible quiet railroad crossings

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Several years ago, Silver Lake residents and Salem residents began looking into quiet railroad crossings. It appeared from preliminary information that the process may be extremely costly. Town administrator Pat Casey gave the town board an update on the issue at the Dec. 15 Committee of […]


Scout builds butterfly garden in Salem park

Monarch butterflies will now have a way station in Salem, thanks to the Eagle Scout project of Evan Kirsch.

Town employee gets project rolling By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Evan Kirsch had to complete a community service project to become an Eagle Scout – and he took the advice of Salem resident and town employee Judy Grasser. “I contacted his troop and suggested a monarch way station if anyone had […]


Westosha Academic Decathlon team qualifies for regionals

The Westosha Central High School Academic Decathlon team was one of 50 teams that advanced to regional competition, as announced last week. The team of Kelly Corkins, Jamie Voigt, A.J. Reeves, Eddie Korando, Christian Lamey, Alexander Hamilton and Jennifer Sparks qualified to compete at regionals, which will be held in […]


‘Anything Goes’ when Central High hits the stage

‘Anything Goes’ when Central High hits the stage

Musical runs through the weekend at Westosha Central By Anne Trautner Staff Writer Audience members will be transported back to a 1930s cruise ship as Westosha Central High School presents its fall musical comedy, “Anything Goes,” this weekend. Students have been rehearsing for the past two months. “It is going […]


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 […]


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