Posts for August, 2011
The Mukwonago Village Players will be holding auditions for their fall dinner production of “Women are from Venus, Men are from Green Bay” at 7 p.m. on August 9 and 10. Auditions will be held at Waukesha State Bank on Highway 83 in Mukwonago. No preparation is necessary. An adult cast of 10 to 12 people is needed. For additional information, contact the director Mary Hubbard Nugent at (262) 642-5670.
Citizens of Butler will unite from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Frontier Park, 5200 block of North 127th St., for the Village of Butler’s National Night Out. Butler joins other neighborhoods throughout southeastern Wisconsin and communities nationwide for the 28th Annual National Night Out; locally, the Butler is celebrating the fourth year of this community-wide event.
The free, open to the public event will begin is designed to heighten crime and drug awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships and let criminals know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
To start off the evening, residents are asked to turn on their outside lights in support of the event. Children’s activities include free arts and crafts, carnival games, rock climbing wall, inflatable rides, dressing up like a firefighter and rides in police cars and fire trucks.
Entertainment includes Michael Drake AKA “Mr Pickles”, a canine demonstration with Butler’s own Lieutenant Pergande and Officer Oden, ethnic dance groups and appearances by local celebrities and sports mascots including Smokey the Bear, the Milwaukee Admirals and Milwaukee Wave. Free hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, soda and Sno-cones are available. Age appropriate door prizes will be awarded to children and adults and the event will conclude with a community walk at 8 p.m.
The event is 100 percent funded via contributions of cash, in-kind donations and time made by local businesses, organizations and volunteers. A small committee oversees and organizes the event that draws nearly 1,000 people each year.
Nationally, National Night Out involves over 10,000 communities from all 50 States, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. Over 34 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night Out Against Crime.”
Further information, contact Maggie Uravich, event coordinator at (414) 801-6808 or email@example.com.
Two men were charged with the murder of Beau Butschke in Jefferson County Circuit Court this afternoon after the man was found on July 26 with three gunshot wounds to his head and extremities. He was found dead in the back of his pickup truck.
James Richards, 19, of Oconomowoc, and James Richardson, 51 of Watertown, were both charged with homicide, theft, and hiding a corpse with the intent to conceal a crime after making their initial court appearance via videoconferencing.
According to the criminal complaint, Butschke went missing on July 14. Family members expected him to be at a family gathering at Lake Geneva on July 15. His mother received no answer to repeated telephone calls, prompting sheriff's deputies to check on his residence in Ixonia.
The complaint said that deputies stopped at his home each day between July 15 and July 18, but neither Butschke or his red Toyota pickup were there.
Richardson and Butschke lived in the same Ixonia duplex, where landlord Vilas Scott said the two men had disagreements over Richardson not mowing his lawn and maintaining his side of the property, according to the criminal complaint.
For the first time in history, two players from the Lake Country area will be taking part in the United States Amateur golf tournament at Erin Hills on Aug. 22.
Tom Halla, 43, clubhouse manager at Naga-Waukee Golf Course, and David Christian of Oconomowoc, 19, both earned berths at qualifying tournaments on Monday.
Only three berths were available at both sites.
Halla finished third at Milwaukee Country Club with a 3 over-par score of 143. He had rounds of 69-74.
Christian, playing at the Club at Strawberry Creek in Kenosha, tied for first place with a score of 7-under-par 137.
The 2011 Brewers season took a positive turn over the past week and a half when Milwaukee won 8 of 9 games on their homestand completed Wednesday, including two of three against the St. Louis Cardinals -- the Brewers' closest competition in the National League Central.
In the capstone victory Thursday, third baseman Casey McGehee, struggling all year after a breakout campaign in 2010, tied a franchise record by belting three home runs off Cardinals starter Edwin Jackson. McGehee came into the game with only five home runs all year.
Earlier Wednesday morning, McGehee had a chance encounter with Clayton Wollner, age 7, of Sussex.
"He was being pretty shy and I kept asking him, 'Do you have any questions for me?' " McGehee recounted later to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. "He wouldn't ask me anything, wouldn't ask me anything. So finally, jokingly, his dad goes, 'Why don't you hit a home run for him?'
"I go, 'Wait a second. I've got five on the year, dude. If it was that easy, I'd have had more by now. So how about let's go for I don't screw anything up today?' That was good enough for him."
Wollner, the son of Ben and Jen Wollner, was on hand before the game because of a sponsored activity between Children's Hopsital, Fox Sports Wisconsin and the Brewers, and Clayton turned out to be a lucky charm for the Milwaukee third baseman. During his postgame comments, McGehee told local reporters he'd like to track Clayton down again.
"I want to bring him to Houston with me, and then we're going to go to St. Louis," said McGehee to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com. "I want to get him a locker -- we have a little space right here. Hopefully, we're going to track Clayton down."
Whether McGehee is fully serious or not remains to be seen.
Pictured: Clayton Wollner, 7, of Sussex poses with Brewers third baseman Casey McGehee before Wednesday's game. The Brewers defeated the Cardinals, 10-5, on the strength of three McGehee home runs.
The Oconomowoc Five O's Land O' Lakes Western Division baseball team won the second tiebreaker over Monches and earned the sixth and final playoff berth.
Oconomowoc and Monches tied for sixth place (top six places earn playoff berths) with 9-9 records. The first tiebreaker was head-to-head and the two teams split. The second tiebreaker is wins over teams that are in the playoffs. In that battle, Oconomowoc won by a 4-2 margin.
The Brookfield Bulldogs finished first (15-3) followed by Sussex (13-5) in second, Lannon (13-5) third, Pewaukee (13-5) fourth, West Bend (10-7) fifth and Oconomowoc (9-9).
Next Saturday Oconomowoc will play at Lannon at 1 p.m. and West Bend will play at Pewaukee at 2:30 p.m.
On Sunday, Sussex will host the highest-seed team at noon and the Bulldogs will host the lowest seed at 1:30 p.m.
Games Satruday saw Merton edge North Lake 4-3, Sussex upset the Bulldogs 6-4, Menomonee Falls blast Hartland 17-1, Lannon down Monches 7-3, Pewaukee stop the Brookfield Blue Sox 9-4 and Oconomowoc outslug West Bend 15-8.
Walworth County fire, rescue, and EMT will be participating in a race on big bouncy ponies to support breast cancer awarenessat the Walworth County Fair grandstands on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 1:30 p.m. They will be decked out in their shirts and fire helmets while racing to the finish.
The Walworth County Fair will take place Aug. 31 to Sept. 5 at the Fairgrounds located at 411 E. Court St. in Elkhorn on Hwy 11.
For further information, please call (262) 723.3228 or check us out online at www.walworthcountyfair.com.
The eastbound lane of Highway 20 in East Troy is closed and the East Troy Fire Department is on scene at a two vehicle accident at Highway 20 and Division Street in East Troy. Police are directing traffic at the scene.
Extent of injuries is unknown at this time.
Details will be posted as they become available.
Waukesha – A 50-year-old Sussex man, who is a registered sex offender, made his initial appearance in Waukesha County Circuit Court today as he was charged with four felony counts of child enticement after he approached several boys at a Hartland park last month. Dennis C. Marth of N65 W22201 Park Lawn Drive, appeared in court Monday and Court Commissioner Martin Binn set a bail bond of $25,000 and ordered Marth to appear in court Aug. 17 for a preliminary hearing. Marrth was convicted in July 1986 for first-degree sexual assault and is listed on the state’s sex offender register website. Marth’s custody and supervision had been terminated, the website said. According to the criminal complaint, Marth approached several boys at the park July 15 asking the boys were the railroad tracks were located. One boy told police that two days earlier he had shown Marth where the tracks and asked the same question. That boy told police he and his friend did go with the man and walked across a footbridge in the tree line and pointed out the tracks, the complaint said. The Canadian Pacific tracks run along a tree line on the southern border of the park. A nanny went to the nearby police station to report the suspicious activity by Marth.
Waukesha – A 50-year-old Sussex man, who is a registered sex offender, made his initial appearance in Waukesha County Circuit Court today as he was charged with four felony counts of child enticement after he approached several boys at a Hartland park last month.
Dennis C. Marth of N65 W22201 Park Lawn Drive, appeared in court Monday and Court Commissioner Martin Binn set a bail bond of $25,000 and ordered Marth to appear in court Aug. 17 for a preliminary hearing.
Marrth was convicted in July 1986 for first-degree sexual assault and is listed on the state’s sex offender register website. Marth’s custody and supervision had been terminated, the website said.
According to the criminal complaint, Marth approached several boys at the park July 15 asking the boys were the railroad tracks were located. One boy told police that two days earlier he had shown Marth where the tracks and asked the same question. That boy told police he and his friend did go with the man and walked across a footbridge in the tree line and pointed out the tracks, the complaint said.
The Canadian Pacific tracks run along a tree line on the southern border of the park.
A nanny went to the nearby police station to report the suspicious activity by Marth.
A helicopter delivers air conditioning and ventilation rooftop units at Mukwonago High School this morning. The building had to be evacuated as the units were delivered, with the largest weighing 40,000 pounds, according to a supervisor at the site. The pilot placed the units within one-quarter to one-half inch of its location on the roof.
Watch for video footage in the video archive at livinglakecountry.com.
Join the Mukwonago Chamber of Commerce as they host Music in the Park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12 at Indianhead Park, located on Highway ES adjacent to Phantom Lake and to the north of the Village Hall.
Live music will be provided by Cold Sweat and the Brew City Horns.
Enjoy a wine and beer selection from Pam's Fine Wines, brats and hot dogs from Scott's Dog House, pulled pork sanwiches from Heaven City Restaurant, sweet corn and potatoes from Corndaddy's, and Pop's Kettle Corn.
Admission is free.
Old World Wisconsin will be the site of a vibrant and often humorous dinner theater production of "Paragon Springs" by Steven Dietz, on Aug. 12 - 14 and Aug. 19 - 21.
According to the production's director, Robert Parker, "We chose 'Paragon Springs' for its historic, yet timely content, but also because it's full of eccentric characters, wild plot twists and dynamic scenes, reveling in the excitement of the 1920s and the passions of small-town politics and families."
The evening's entertainment begins the moment guests step on site, as they slip away into a 1920s rural speakeasy for some clandestine liquid refreshment, appetizers served by waiters in period attire, and a delicious, themed dinner, including offerings like Stockman's Bourbon-Glazed Pork Chop, honoring the drama's protagonist and whistle blower.
After dinner, the show's actors will lead guests by lamplight to historic Caldwell Farmers' Club Hall, where the famed "healing waters" of Paragon Springs have been mysteriously poisoned, and the town's foremost citizen, Dr. Stockman, is determined to reveal the truth, no matter the cost. Set in 1926 southeast Wisconsin, the play is, "an inspired reworking of 'An Enemy of the People,' (by Henrik Ibsen) … not just vivid, compelling and filled with complex characters — it is also eerily prophetic," according to a "Chicago Sun-Tiimes" review.
"Paragon Springs" Ticket Information: Aug. 12-14, 19-21; Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sundays at 5 p.m. Adults: $60; children (17 and under): $50. Ticket purchase includes museum visit voucher good through Oct. 31, 2011.
Reservations are required. Visit www.oldworldwisconsin.org or call (262) 594-6301.
The Mukwonago Village Players will be holding auditions starting at 7 p.m. tonight and tomorrow for their fall dinner production "Women are from Venus, Men are from Green Bay" at Waukesha State Bank, 1160 N Rochester St. in Mukwonago.
An adult cast of 10 to 12 people is needed. No preparation is necessary.
For more information contact Mary Nugent at (262) 642-5670.
Friends and family of Mukwonago High School senior Emma Slak gathered for a candlelight vigil Tuesday evening. Slak died in a July 16 auto accident on Highway 59 in North Prairie.
Jake Vadnais (bottom photo), also a senior at MHS, listens to prayers offered at the vigil.
Join your local Dairy Queen in raising money to help the local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) affiliated hospitals. More than $5 million has been donated by the entire Dairy Queen system to more than 170 CMN affiliated hospitals throughout North America.
All participating Dairy Queen locations are contributing a portion of every Blizzard Flavored Treat sold on Thursday, Aug. 11 to their local CMN hospital. Please join us in our efforts to help these sick or injured children on Aug. 11 by purchasing your favorite Blizzard Flavored Treat.
Children’s Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness for more than 170 children’s hospitals throughout North America. The Dairy Queen system has been a national sponsor of CMN since 1984, raising more than $81 million during that time.
Parents are asked to complete and submit the necessary forms on their child’s assigned registration day. PVMS "Fees/Forms/Picture" dates are Tuesday Aug. 16 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for seventh grade and Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for eighth grade.
Parents are asked to complete and submit the necessary forms on their child’s assigned registration day.
PVMS "Fees/Forms/Picture" dates are Tuesday Aug. 16 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for seventh grade and Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for eighth grade.Park View Middle School students will be able to register for the 2011-12 school year and have their photo taken on Aug. 16 and 17.
The Oconomowoc Department of Motor Vehicles office will remain open after Gov. Scott Walker's administration reversed its original plan to close 16 motor vehicle offices in the state.
Department of Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb said Thursday that while the new plan is more expensive, he believes the best overall course is to expand services.
"We think this is going to make life a lot easier for people who are going to get a driver's license," Gottlieb said. He did not know how much more expensive the new approach of not closing any offices would be. The state budget allotted $10 million over the next two years for the expansion.
The new plan will add four new DMV offices in Viroqua, Alma, Fall Creek and Keshena and expand the number of hours all offices are open by 620 hours weekly or 32,000 more a year. The additions mean there will be 92 DMV offices across the state.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
The two Land O' Lakes Western Division first-round playoff baseball games on Saturday were rained out and suspended.
The Oconomowoc at Lannon game was rained out and will be played on Sunday starting at 11 a.m.
The West Bend game at Pewaukee was rained out in the top of the ninth inning with West Bend coming to bat, trailing 2-0. Pewaukee took the lead by scoring two runs in the last of the eighth. That game will continue at 12:30 p.m. at Pewaukee.
The two winners of those games will play later on Sunday against Brookfield and Sussex.
Pewaukee and Lannon won Land O' Lakes Western Division playoff baseball games Sunday to advance to the second round later on Sunday.
Pewaukee won a suspended game against visiting West Bend, winning 2-1. Sunday's game lasted just 12 pitches as West Bend scored once in the top of the ninth before losing. The game was stopped Saturday afternoon after eight full innings with Pewaukee winning, 2-0. Sunday's suspended game lasted six minutes.
By winning, Pewaukee advanced to play the host Brookfield Bulldogs at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Lannon whipped visiting Oconomowoc on Sunday, 11-1. The Stonemen led 9-0 after two innings.
By winning, Lannon played at Sussex at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Lannon catcher Dean Haase had three hits, including one home run and drove in four runs. Nick Erd had two hits and two runs batted in for the winners. Erd also was the winning pitcher.
Pewaukee's Land O' Lakes Western Division baseball team had its season come to an end Sunday afternoon as they lost to the host Brookfield Bulldogs, 13-2.
By winning, Brookfield moves into next week's championship game.
The regular-season champion Bulldogs led 5-1 after two innings and never looked back.
Josh Eidt pitched six innings and earned the win. Pewaukee starter Greg Harder lasted just two innings and took the loss.
Ernest Castro had four hits for the winners.
James Richardson, 51, and his alleged accomplice, James Richards, 19, appeared in Jefferson County Circuit Court this morning, where Richardson waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Meanwhile an attorney for James Richards made a motion to dismiss the charge of first degree intentional homicide.
The two men are charged with first-degree homicide, theft, and hiding a corpse with the intent to conceal a crime, all felonies.
According to the criminal complaint, Beau Butschke, of Ixonia, went missing on July 14. Authorities found Butschke's body in the bed of his pickup truck at Ski Slide Storage in Ixonia on July 26.
Richards later told police that he was present when Richardson shot Butschke multiple times, the complaint said. The two men, who were neighbors in an Ixonia duplex at the time, had been in an ongoing dispute over Richardson maintaining his lawn and property.
Richards was homeless when he met Richardson at an Oconomowoc gas station two weeks prior to Butschke's murder. According to the complaint, Richardson offered the 19-year-old a place to stay.
The court will consider the motion to dismiss the first degree homicide charge for Richards on Aug. 25. His preliminary hearing was subsequently rescheduled to Sept. 8.
Charlie Delsman of Hartland fired a round of 4-under-par 68 and is tied for the 36-hole lead at the 2011 Wisconsin State Golf Open at the Meadow Valleys Course in Kohler. Delsman and Danny Zimmerman of Verona are deadlocked at 5-under-par 139 scores. Delsman lost the 2010 championship at Bristlecone Pines to Ed Terasa in a playoff.
Two more Lake Country area golfers are tied for third place at 3-under-par. Tom Halla, clubhouse supervisor at Naga-Waukee and Taylor Johnson of Oconomowoc both stand at 141. Johnson had the best round on Tuesday with 67.
While Zimmerman and Delsman are professionals, Halla and Johnson are amateurs.
David Christian of Oconomowoc stands at 5-over-par.
Paul Ruklic of Delafield claimed his $50,000 vehicle prize at Pick 'n Save in Wales today. Ruklic was presented a check for $50,000 to join 54 people who have won large prizes valued at $250 or more.
Watch video of the check presentation and celebration on www.livinglakecountry,.com.
The complete story can be found in this week's Index and Reporter.
The Troy Center Fire Department (top photo) passes under an American flag during the fire department parade at the Wisconsin Alliance for Fire Safety's Summer Camp for Burn Injured Youth at Camp Timberlee in East Troy.
A camp participant waits in the basket of the East Troy Fire Department ladder truck for the start of the parade on Thursday. Each year fire departments from southeast Wisconsin participate in the parade to give rides to campers and family members.
The Wisconsin Alliance for Fire Safety’s Summer Camp for Burn Injured Youth is a statewide effort to provide a summer camping experience for youth 7-17 who have endured significant burn injuries, according to the Wisconsin Alliance for Fire Safety website.
The purpose of the camp is to provide for the unique needs of burn injured youth, while they are having fun, making friends, sharing feeling and developing self-esteem to promote coping and life beyond the burn injury for these children
Village of Hartland – A Catholic priest at a West Milwaukee church is facing possible charges for allegedly engaging in inappropriate behavior in a hot tub at the Lake Country Racquetball and Athletic Club in Hartland last week.
The suspect, a 45-year-old Milwaukee man, was a priest at Holy Hill in Hubertus and was recently transferred to a church in West Milwaukee, according to Hartland police.
An 18-year-old Genesee man told police the man allegedly inappropriately touched him while in a hot tub Aug. 17 and when he got out of the hot tub. Police questioned the priest, who admitted he did touch the man, the report said. Police are recommending the Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office charge the priest with fourth-degree sexual assault.
The Monches Recreation Club will host a Land O' Lakes Grand Chanpionship playoff game this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. featuring the West Allis Nighthawks of the Eastern Division and the Brookfield Bulldogs of the Western Division.
West Allis was scheduled to host the game but was having all kinds of problems finding a field to play on.
Monches is generally considered the best place to play a game in the 12-team Western Division.
Arrowhead's varsity girls golf team and Kettle Moraine's Leighann Cabush turned in second-place finishes Monday afternoon at the 15-school Milwaukee Pius Invite at Washington County golf course.
Divine Savior Holy Angels won the team title with 324 strokes. Arrowhead and Homestead had 328 scores but AHS won the scorecard tiebreaker.
Cabush, one of the top individuals in the state this year, finished second with a round of 3-over-par 75.
Waukesha junior Emily Joers won the meet title with a brilliant round of 4-under-par 68.
Trey Dowling scored four times on Tuesday, lifting the Kettle Moraine varsity boys soccer team to victory.
Dowling and Kettle Moraine defeated Milwaukee Pius 7-0 in the Classic 8 opener for both teams.
The Lasers improved to 4-0 on the season.
While no official was taken during last night's special meeting addressing a proposed merger between the Dousman Fire District and the Summit Fire District, board members from the Villages of Dousman and Summit and the Town of Ottawa showed their inital support for a merger.
However, as the draft proposal stands now, the Village of Dousman would have an initial, negative financial impact, and as such asked for an extra month to look into legal options available to them to soften the blow of costs.
“I know that the village of Dousman has the largest financial commitment with this,” Dousman President Jack Nissen said, but added that he is in general conceptual agreement with the proposal.
Look for the full story and details on the merger in tomorrow's Kettle Moraine Index.
Carolyn Neureuther, a former special education teacher with Richmond School, one of the feeder schools for Arrowhead High School, has been hired as the new Associate Principal at Oconomowoc High School.
She replaces Michael O'Connor who was selected to be Principal of the district's Nature Hill Intermediate School
After several different sites were discused, the Land O' Lakes Grand Championship game will be held at McCoy Field in Brookfield on Saturday.
The game features the Brookfield Bulldogs, champions of the LOL Western Division against the West Allis Nighthawks, winners of the LOL Eastern Division.
The first pitch is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
There was talk the game would be played at Monches or Henry Aaron Field in Milwaukee earlier this week.
Jefferson – A judge today denied a motion to drop a homicide charge against an Oconomowoc teen for his alleged role in the murder of Beau Butschke July 14.
Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Randy Koschnick ruled a party to the crime of first-degree homicide against James H. Richards, 19, will stand, though he noted it was a "close case."
Richards is charged with party to the crime of first-degree homicide as he apparently did not take any action when James T. Richardson, 51, opened fired on Butschke, 28, of Ixonia, but was aware Richardson allegedly wanted to kill Butschke, according to prosecutors.
Attorney Jeffrey De La Rosa, who represents Richards, argued the criminal complaint filed by prosecutors was factually insufficient to support the charge as Richards has not conspired with Richardson prior to the murder, was not a direct participant in the killing and he did not aid or abet Richardson at the time of the homicide.
Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ argued that Richardson had made statements to Richards prior to the murder including a comment saying Richardson "joked" with Richards about killing Butschke.
Following the murder, Richardson allegedly gave Richards the weapon, they then allegedly took Butschke’s body to a storage unit to hide it and then returned to Richardson’s residence where they ate brats and drank beer that was allegedly was stolen from Butschke’s residence.
Koschnick ruled that because of the statements made by Richardson to Richards prior to the murder, that Richards did not take any action at the time of the murder and his conduct after the slaying that were sufficient inferences in the criminal complaint to show Richards was aware Richardson wanted to kill Butschke and Richards was willing to assist Richardson.
Both men will appear in court Sept. 8 for a preliminary hearing, which will determine if the case will go to trial. Along with the homicide charges, both men are charged with theft, and hiding a corpse with the intent to conceal a crime, all felonies.
Pewaukee's varsity football team opened the 2011 home season Friday night by suffering a 9-7 Woodland Conference loss to Greenfield.
With the game tied at 7-7 in the fourth quarter, four Greenfield defenders sacked PHS quarterback Brock Bateman for a safety, providing the winning points.
Greenfield led 7-0 at halftime but watched as Austin Schroeder of the Pirates blocked a 39-yard field goal try and the loose ball was picked up and returned for a touchdown by Josh Berg midway in the third quarter.
Three series later the Pirates suffered the safety, causing the 2-point loss.
Pewaukee's offense was blanked for the second straight week. In eight quarters this season, the PHS offense is a minus-2 points.
Pewaukee fell to 0-2 with the defeat.
The host Arrowhead varsitry cross country teams won championships in the PT Timing Invite on Friday afternoon.
In the boys division, AHS won with 28 points. Wisconsin Lutheran had 49 points, Brookfield East 59 and Pewaukee 105.
Kyle Lewin of the Warhawks won the race at 16:18 and teammate Russ Sandvold ran second, finishing less than a second behind Lewin. Others in the top five for the winners were Ben Bierman in fifth, Will Conley ninth and Ryan Glynn 11th.
Arrowhead won the girls race with 23 points. They were followed by Pewaukee with 56, Wisconsin Lutheran 66, Brookfield East 110 and Milwaukee Pius 139.
Taylor McDowell of AHS won the race at 15:04. Other top runners for the Warhawks were Jackie Dubnicka in second, Natalie Burant third, Lea Patek fourth and Tayler McCormack 12th.
Pewaukee was led by Hailey Henck in seventh place.
Kelly Kraft, 21, of Dallas, has a 2-up lead over Patrick Cantlay of California after the opening 18 holes Sunday morning in the 36-hole championship gofl match at the U.S. Amateur at Erin Hills Golf Course.
Cantlay won the first hole but Kraft took the lead on the fifth hole and has been on top since. He led by four holes on the back nine at one time. Cantlay won the 18th hole to go 2-down.
The final 18 holes was scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.
Television coverage is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. on NBC.
Former congressman Mark Neumann announced today that he would run for the seat vacated by the retirement of U.S. Senator Herb Kohl.
Appearing on Charlie Sykes’ radio show on WTMJ4 620 radio show, Neumann becomes the first candidate to formally announce his intention to run for the post in 2012.
For more on this story, read the Tuesday edition of Lake Country Publications.
Waukesha – A court hearing this afternoon to determine if a Fox Point teen will stand trial for murdering his grandfather at this Town of Merton home in May was delayed until Wednesday as the family of the teen wanted to change lawyers. Attorney Jennifer Dorow informed Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge William Domina that the family for Richard B. Wilson, 17, who is charged with first-degree intentional homicide for killing Ronald Siepmann, 78, May 8 wanted a new attorney. Michael Steinle will represent Wilson at Wednesday’s hearing. Wilson is accused of killing Siepmann, a real estate developer and founder of Siepmann Realty in the City of Pewaukee, with an ax. A psychologist evaluated Wilson and a report on Wilson’s competency has been filed but is sealed. In June, a report by a different psychologist concluded Wilson has an "active psychotic condition" but stated Wilson is "likely" to become competent to stand trial once he undergoes treatment.
Waukesha – A court hearing this afternoon to determine if a Fox Point teen will stand trial for murdering his grandfather at this Town of Merton home in May was delayed until Wednesday as the family of the teen wanted to change lawyers.
Attorney Jennifer Dorow informed Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge William Domina that the family for Richard B. Wilson, 17, who is charged with first-degree intentional homicide for killing Ronald Siepmann, 78, May 8 wanted a new attorney. Michael Steinle will represent Wilson at Wednesday’s hearing.
Wilson is accused of killing Siepmann, a real estate developer and founder of Siepmann Realty in the City of Pewaukee, with an ax. A psychologist evaluated Wilson and a report on Wilson’s competency has been filed but is sealed.
In June, a report by a different psychologist concluded Wilson has an "active psychotic condition" but stated Wilson is "likely" to become competent to stand trial once he undergoes treatment.
Kettle Moraine's varsity boys soccer team won easily on Tuesday 8-0 against Waukesha South.
Trey Dowling had two goals for the undefeated Lasers.
Arrowhead lost to Waukesha Catholic Memorial 1-0 in another Classic 8 Conference game.
Oconomowoc's varsity boys soccer team improved to 5-0, stopping Wisconsin Lutheran on Tuesday, 2-0.
Kevin Bednarski, a senior, and junior Ryan Hammer scored for the winners.
Goalie David Stevens had an outstanding game in goal, coach Jason Werchowski reported.
Highway Z in Oconomowoc has re-opened after being closed for a short time this morning to vehicular traffic.
Workers in the area of a new subdivision, The Preserve at Prairie Creek, being built at Hwys. Z and P struck a gas line. The road had been closed from Wrenfield Way to Hwy. P.
Crews are now on the scene doing repair work
Waukesha – A judge Wednesday ruled a Fox Point teen will stand trial for allegedly murdering his grandfather at his Town of Merton home in May.
Richard B. Wilson, 17, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide for the death of Ronald Siepmann, 78, a real estate developer and founder of Siepmann Realty in the City of Pewaukee.
Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge William J. Domina accepted a report from Dr. Erik Knudson, a psychiatrist, who examined Wilson to determine if he was competent to stand trial.
Attorney Michael Steinle, who represents Wilson, said he did not challenge Knudson’s conclusion that Wilson is competent to stand trial as Wilson is able to understand what is occurring and is able to assist Steinle.
Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel said he did not have any objections and asked Domina to continue with the proceedings.
Domina discharged Wilson from commitment but ordered Wilson to continue to take his medications. Wilson has been at the Mendota Mental Health facility in Madison.
Domina did not reveal any of the findings in Knudson’s report except that Wilson is competent to understand court proceedings.
In June, Domina accepted a report by a psychologist who concluded Wilson has an “active psychotic condition.” However, the psychologist concluded Wilson is “likely” to become competent to stand trial once he undergoes treatment. At the time of that hearing Wilson had not been taking his medications.
Domina remanded custody of Wilson to the state Department of Human Services and ordered a report on Wilson’s condition be given to the court every 90 days. As part of the order, Domina ordered Wilson to take psychotropic drugs, including by force if he refuses to do so. On Wednesday, Domina reiterated that order.
Wilson is accused of taking an ax and bludgeoning Siepmann on May 8. Wilson and other family members were at the Siepmann residence for a Mother’s Day celebration.
According to the criminal complaint, Wilson’s mother, Martha, told police that her son had not been taking his medications and she had been concerned about his behavior.
At about 10:50 a.m., May 8, Martha Wilson said she had not seen her son or her father around the house for awhile and started to ask other family members as their whereabouts. No one knew where they were and at about 11 a.m. Martha Wilson was in the driveway when she saw her son running up the driveway, coming from the area of a shed that was across the street, the complaint said.
Martha Wilson could not find her father and her son said he thought Ron Siepmann had gone for a walk, the complaint said.
A short time later Martha Wilson looked in the nearby fields and then looked inside the shed and found her father lying face down with a very large amount of blood on him, the complaint said.
She told police she “immediately yelled, Richard what did you do?” the complaint said.
Upon hearing that, Martha Wilson’s sister-in-law, Kristin, took Richard Wilson’s hand and asked him what happened. He initially said he did not know and after she repeated the question, he said, “I stopped the spell after 127 years,” the complaint said.
Martha Wilson then approached them and asked him what spell and he replied “schizophrenia. It runs in the family, right mom?” the complaint said. Kristin responded there was no such history and she then heard Martha Wilson ask her son, “do you realize what you have done?” the complaint said.
“I haven’t done anything,” was his response, Martha told police, the complaint said.
Richard Wilson suffers from schizophrenia, according to the criminal complaint. He is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 19 for a hearing. Steinle said informed Domina he may ask to waive a preliminary hearing.
A man reported to be in his late 40's or early 50's was transported to the Froedtert level one trauma center after another vehicle t-boned him while passing through the intersection of Highway 83 and Highway 59 in Genesee around 9:15 p.m. last night.
The man was believed to have life threatening injuries.
Look for an update in The Sept. 7 edition of the Mukwonago Chief.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) Southeast Region office reminds motorists to take extra precautions on area roadways during the Labor Day weekend.
Most major highway construction and repair work will cease on Friday, Sept. 2, at about noon and won’t resume until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Work zones of particular note in the southeast Wisconsin area include:
· I-94 from Russell Road to the Wisconsin state line, 1 mile. Lane reductions due to construction. (Kenosha County)
· I-43/I-894 between Loomis Road and I-43/I-894/I-94 Mitchell Interchange, 1.6 miles and I-94 between College and Howard avenues, 4 miles. The ramp from I‑894 eastbound to I-43/I-94 northbound is closed with a detour via Loomis Road and Howard Avenue. Lane restrictions along I-94 between the Mitchell Interchange and College Avenue, both directions.(Milwaukee County)
· US 18 (Bluemound Road) between Moorland Road and Mayfair Road (Hwy 100). Lane restrictions, two lanes in each direction remain open. (Milwaukee County)
· I-94 at Waukesha County P, 1 mile. Lane shift with two lanes open in each direction on one side of the median. (Waukesha County)
· WIS 83 between Waukesha County NN and WIS 59, 6 miles. Reconstruction has closed highway with detour via I-43, WIS 164, and WIS 59. (Waukesha County)
Though not formally part of the holiday travel weekend, traffic impacts are also expected on Thursday, September 1, as there are home games scheduled for the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers, as well as the season opener for the University of Wisconsin Badger’s football team. Motorists should allow adequate time to get to their destination, be patient when encountering traffic congestion, and avoid driving during the peak travel hours if possible.
For up-to-the-minute information on work zones and incidents that may affect highway travel, motorists should use the state’s 511 traveler information system by dialing 511 on their phone or visiting 511wi.gov on the Web.
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