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·Discover West Salem History
·La Crosse River State Trail
·June Dairy Days
·Community & Business Directory
·Lakeview Business Park
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·Police Department site
·Park & Recreation Page
·Board Meeting Agenda & Minutes
·Code of Ordinances
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·Application for Employment
·Voter Public Access
·Village Recycling Program
·Crime Reporting Map
·Taxes and Tax Info
·Emergency Operatons Plan
·Fee Schedule
West Salem Schools...
·West Salem School District Home Page
·Christ St. Johns School
·Coulee Christian School
·Coulee Conference Sports Schedule
·West Salem High School Graduates
·CESA District #4
Links of Interest
·The Village People
·Coulee Vision 2050
·Hazel Brown Leicht Memorial Library
·WS Business Association
·La Crosse County Housing Authority
· Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts
·West Salem Lions Club
·Welcome Wagon
·West Salem Rod & Gun Club
·Boys & Girls Club
·La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway
·La Crosse County Cemetery Records
·Coulee Region Humane Society

The Village People of West Salem..Working Today for West Salem's Tomorrow

Welcome to the Village of West Salem home page on the World Wide Web. West Salem is located in west central Wisconsin along Interstate 90, 12 miles east of La Crosse, approximately 165 miles from Minneapolis, Minnesota and 280 miles from Chicago, Illinois.

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West Salem is rich in history. Founded by Thomas Leonard in 1851, the village is the home of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hamlin Garland. Historic points of interest include two octagon homes, Thomas Leonard's colonial-style home (Historic Salem), and the Hamlin Garland Homestead.


The surrounding Coulee Region's bluffs and valleys provide for some of the most scenic areas you will find in western Wisconsin, known as "God's Country." The nearby La Crosse River meanders through forests and farmlands winding its way to the "Mighty Mississippi."

These scenic areas set the stage for exceptional opportunities for recreation, including boating and fishing on Lake Neshonoc, camping and picnicking at Veterans' Memorial Park, biking and hiking on the La Crosse River State Trail and much more...

History...Scenery...and Just Plain Fun!


Old Garbage Can Collection
   • Please repurpose your old garbage can for another use if at all possible. (Examples include rain barrel, dog food container, bird seed storage container, etc.)
   • If you are unable to repurpuse your garbage can, bring your old garbage can to the designated location for collection. Two dumpsters are located at the Village Shop at 900 West Avenue N. One dumpster is for metal can disposal and the other is for plastic container disposal.

Revised Ordinances
   •Animal Control revised June 2014 PDF

Emerald Ash Borer Information
   •Ash Tree Update PDF

Reports & Brochures
   •2014 Spring-Summer Newsletter PDF NEW
   •2010 Nuisance Animal Guidelines PDF
   •2009 Storm Water Utility Explanation PDF
   •2013 Consumer Confidence Report [6MB] PDF NEW

phone: 608-786-1858 | fax: 608-786-1988
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