Arrowhead's girls basketball team improved to 3-0 Thursday night by whipping visiting Brookfield East, 69-38. AHS outscored the Spartans by a 36-10 margin at halftime.
Callie Lederman led the Warhawks with 13 points. Kelly Smith added 12 to that total and Jenna Goulet scored 9.
If you don’t have any holiday spirit yet, this is the weekend to get some.
There are parades and tree lightings, good food to eat and wonderful holiday shows.
Enjoy a festive Dinner with Santa from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at Park Lawn Elementary School, 300 Park Lawn St., Oconomowoc. The event includes free kids’ crafts and activities plus photos with Santa ($5)
The Butler Christmas Parade starts at 7 p.m. Friday and ends at Frontier Park, 5301 Park Drive, Butler. After the parade enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, Santa and Mrs. Claus, music, trolley rides plus food pantry collection at the Community Building in Frontier Park.
On Saturday, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Monches will had a craft fair featuring unique handmade items including hand-sewn folk art, hand-crafted baskets, quilted items, braided rag rugs, knitted socks and wool felted hats. There will also be baked goods, raffle items, chili, sandwiches and refreshments.
The Wildlife in Need Center will host an Open House, Book Signing and Holiday Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at W349-S1480 S. Waterville Road, Oconomowoc. Meet the Wildlife in Need Center’s most popular educational ambassadors, including Dakota, the Great Horned Owl, hear their stories and take photos. New this year is a "Sponsor an Ambassador" ornament sale. Holiday shopping includes over 200 unique owl items.
See what drives Santa’s sleigh at Breakfast with the Reinideer from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in Downtown Delafield. The event includes refreshments, holiday music and pictures with Santa and his reindeer plus food pantry collection.
One of the most popular holiday movies of all times, “White Christmas,” will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E. Forest St., Oconomowoc. A reception in the lobby at 6 p.m. includes carols, desserts and visit from Santa.
The Kettle Moraine School District athletic department is hosting its annual alumni basketball get-together with a game and social on Saturday, Dec. 28.
The first games of the day begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Kettle Moraine High School gymnasium. There will be three pools created, depending on the amount of committed players. Cost is $10 per player to enter. The entry fee goes toward an event T-shirt.
Those interested in participating must RSVP to Athletic Director Mike Fink at email@example.com or Eric Solberg at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Dec. 23.
This is the second year for the annual event. A social hour at Finn's Bar and Grill, 220 W. Summit Ave, Wales, will follow the game.
City of Delafield - Plan Commission member Kent Attwell, declaring himself "the only true fiscal conservative running for the office," will annnounce tomorrow his plans to seek election as Mayor, suceeding incumbent Ed McAleer who will not be seeking reelection to an eighth term.
Attwell, also chairman of the city's Lake Welfare Committee, becomes the third candidate for mayor which means there will be a Feb. 18 primary election. The two candidates receiving. the highest votes in the primary election will face off in the spring municipal elections in April.
Common Council members Alderwoman Michele De Yoe and Alderman Jeff Krickhahn have already announced thier candidacies.
In an interview this morning with Lake Country Publications, Attwell said his experience working in private industry along with his city government experience makes him "the most qualified candidate" for the job. Attwell will formally announce his candidacy tomrrow at 12:15 p.m. at City Hall.
Attwell says he is a senior strategic account manager for General Electric Corporation where he works with annual budgets that are three to four times the size of the city's $10 million plus budget.
He has held various appointed positions in city government for the past ten years.
Attwell said with his private sector experience he will make the city government more "customer friendly" towards it constituents.
Witnesses to an accident on the corner of I-43 and Highway 83 in Mukwonago around 6:40 p.m. on Dec. 3 are asked to call the Village of Mukwonago Police Department at ( 262) 363-6434 to give their account of the accident.
The incident happened where the exit ramp from southbound I-43 intersects with Highway 83. Anyone who saw this accident are encouraged to contact the Mukwonago polic due to conflicting accounts of what happened.
Lisa and Tim Traub are collecting non-perishable items for the Mukwonago Food Pantry as people drive by to see their outdoor Christmas light display. Music is playing and lights are lit from 5 to 11 p.m. every night through New Year's. The display is located at W309S8780 Green Acre Drive, Mukwonago.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) Southeast Region in Waukesha will hold a public information meeting to discuss preliminary designs for the reconstruction of Highway 83 from Highway 20 to I-43 in Racine, Walworth and Waukesha Counties. The meeting is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 4 at the Mukwonago Community Library, 511 Division Street, Mukwonago.
The purpose of this meeting is to inform the public of the status of preliminary design investigations and the project schedule. Construction is tentatively scheduled for 2019, according to the DOT.
The public is encouraged to attend the meeting, provide input and ask questions concerning this project. Maps showing the proposed improvement alternatives will be on display. DOT representatives will be available to discuss the project on an individual basis.
Those who are unable to attend the meeting, or would like more information, can contact Traci Gengler at (262) 548-8727. Written comments regarding the project can be mailed to Traci Gengler, WisDOT, 141 NW Barstow Street, Waukesha, WI 53187. Citizens who are hearing-impaired and require an interpreter may request one via the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System (dial 711).
Save the day for patients by donating blood at the BloodCenter of Wisconsin's drive on Monday, Dec. 9 from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the gym at Fox River Christian Church, S46 W24130 Lawnsdale Rd.
Donating blood during the holiday season can make a profound impact on patients in the Waukesha community and beyond. It is a time of year when donations often decrease because of inclement weather and holiday activities. The generous gift of blood donation could help a patient to feel well enough to take part in activities most people take for granted, such as enjoying the upcoming holidays with loved ones.
The Mukwonago Food Pantry, 325 Eagle Lake Avenue, is holding its annual cookie walk on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or until sold out. More than 40 homemade traditional and non-traditional cookies, bars and candy will be on sale, including 10 different diabetic treats and “Puppy Love” treats for "your tail-waggin friends."
Print, Pack and Ship will be on hand to mail purchases. This year's “Cookie Book” will also be on sale for $7 or free with a purchase of $30.
The Festival of Trees will be on display at the Garden Mart, Highway 83, this week for the Mukwonago Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Center's Midnight Magic. Businesses purchased undecorated trees, which they decorated to be judged and auctioned off by silent auction on Midnight Magic, Saturday, Dec. 8.
Park View Middle School seventh and eighth grade students in Kelly Ebert's self-contained art class decorated these trees for the Fesitval of Trees.
Children in grades 4k -4th grade are invited to attend a free event at the Oconomowoc Public Library from 10-11:15 a.m on Saturday, Dec. 7. Make gifts for everyone on your list!
Please register at oplholiday2013.eventbrite.com
Kids can also practice reading with Dharma the therapy dog on the same day.Sign up for your 15-minute appointment by calling (262) 569-2193, ext. 210.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting on Wednesday Dec. 4 from 4-7 p.m. at Mukwonago Community Library, 511 Division Street.
The DOT will discuss the reconstruction of Wis. 83/Northwest Highway from Wis. 20 to I-43 in Racine, Walworth, and Waukesha Counties. The meeting will be an informal open house so that attendees may stop in at their convenience to view exhibits, meet with project staff, ask questions and provide feedback.
This is the first of two planned public information sessions on the topic. The next will be held in the summer of 2014 with construction scheduled for 2019.
City of Delafield - The Common Council tonight unanimously voted to reject the Hartland Sportsmans Club request for an operating permit for its gun club firing ranges located on about 35 acres of property on the southeast edge of the city near Maple Avenue and Interstate 94.
The council members said the gun club posed a potential public safety hazard to surrounding residential and commercial neighborhoods. In addition, they said the club was not a compatable use of the land located near the residential and commercial neighborhoods.
Representatives of the gun club argued they had developed state of the art safety improvements on the five firing ranges and reforms in the safety rules and regulations and organization of the gun club.
The council voted to uphold a recommendation by the Plan Commission which also reject the permit request.
The Mukwonago Village Players and Mukwonago High School present “It’s a Wonderful Life” in the 10th annual joint Christmas production between the high school and the Village Players. The holiday show is presented at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 7, 13, and 14 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 15, all in the MHS auditorium.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for children and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online. Online ticket sales are closed starting the Thursday before that weekend’s shows. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the high school on the day of the show or at Miller Pharmacy, Espresso Love Coffee or Shanahan’s Coffee.
For more information or tickets, call (262) 470-4786, or visit the Village Players website.
Interstate 43 South was closed for more than four hours tonight after a fatal accident on the interstate near Evergreen Drive in the Town of Vernon.
According to a release from the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department it appears a 48 year-old man had exited his disabled vehicle on the shoulder of the highway and was struck by another vehicle.
The Big Bend Police Department, Vernon Fire Department, and Waukesha County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene at approximately 6 p.m. to find the man deceased. There was no damage to his vehicle.
The occupant of the striking vehicle remained at the scene and was being interviewed by the Sheriff's Department.
The incident is still under investigation. We will update this story as further information becomes available.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And that means lots of ribbons and loose ends to tie up before the calendar turns to Dec. 25.
While friends and family are the focus of the holidays, we can’t forget about our pets.
This Sunday, Petlicious, 2217 Silvernail Road in Pewaukee has a whole day devoting to dogs.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. bring your canine friends in for a dog wash and nail trim. There will also be treats for dogs and their owners, door prizes and raffles. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Santa will be on hand for photos, perfect for your holiday greeting cards.
Proceeds from these activities benefit the Humane Animal Welfare Society. For more information call (262) 548-0923 or visit www.petlicious.com.
On Saturday, see a presentation about life during the Civil War based on the letters of Oconomowoc residents at 1:30 p.m. at the Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha. With songs, stories and pictures, Judy Cook brings the Civil War to life through the letters written by her great-great grandfather, an Oconomowoc farmer who was drafted at age 40, and his wife. Following the program, Cook will sign copies of her new book based on those letters: "The Civil War Letters of Gilbert and Esther Claflin, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 1862-1863.".
The Country Christmas Holiday Light Display, featuring millions along the roadside plus indoor display will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday. The display is at the Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Gold Road. Cost is $15 per carload, $25 limo, mini-coach or large van.
The German Christmas Market will be open from: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday in Downtown Oconomowoc, Wisconsin Ave, Oconomowoc. The Indoor and outdoor market features live entertainment, European food and beverage groups, 40 retail vendors, wood carvers and other artisans, Santa’s photo house, Kinder Cookie Haus, celebrities, entertainers, actors and carolers.
The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department has just released a statement regarding an incident Sunday in the Town of Eagle.
On Sunday, November 24, 2013 at approximately 10:52 p.m., the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department responded to the report of an armed robbery that occurred at a residence in the Town of Eagle.
Responding deputies were advised that three armed suspects had fled the residence in two vehicles, one of which was the homeowners. The homeowner’s vehicle was located by responding deputies however, it had been abandoned. The second suspect vehicle is described as a gold colored Chevrolet Trail Blazer.
The homeowners and their son had just returned to their residence at approximately 9:55 p.m., entering into their garage when they were approached by the three armed suspects. The homeowners and their son were then held against their will as three armed suspects began stealing various items from the residence. The homeowners and their son were unharmed.
This incident remains under investigation by the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department.
Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in East Troy is teaming up with Walking the Dog (WTD) Theater to offer a unique public performance of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol free of charge at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. David Anderson of WTD Theater plays all the characters in the Dickens' classic.
This local performance is part of a special project that will offer about 10 free performances of this story to communities in New York, Wisconsin, and Massachusetts. The Christmas Carol Project is a first step in a larger vision to develop the foundation for a free cultural life.
Michael Fields Institute, located at Main Street and Townline Road, plans to connect with other area groups and is seeking to raise money through a combination of grants and donations to fund the Christmas Carol Project with an overall travel and production cost of $4,000 for these 10 performances.
Donations can be made the evening of the performance, or online by clicking the Donate button at the top left of the WTD site, or by mailing a check made out to Walking the dog Theater with "Christmas Carol" in the memo line to Walking the dog Theater, PO Box 300, Ghent, NY 12075.
A Waukesha County correctional officer was charged last week with two counts of child sex assault, allegedly molesting a neighborhood boy in Eagle on several occasions.
Troy M. Kassens, 46, was charged on Friday, Nov. 22 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with two counts of second-degree child sex assault and one count of child enticement (sexual contact).
The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department said in a press release that Kassens worked for the county as a correctional officer for 19 years, but has since been fired.
According to the criminal complaint, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department was first made aware of the accusations against Kassens on Monday, Nov. 18.
A 15-year-old boy had told his father that he had been sexually assaulted by Kassens numerous times beginning in the summer of 2012, the complaint states. He told investigators in the complaint that all the assaults took place at Kassens’ home, located in the area of County Highway NN and Sprague Road.
Kassens admitted to assaulting the boy in a statement provided in the complaint. He told a detective that he had performed oral sex on the boy and that they had engaged in anal sex on a few occasions, the complaint states. He estimated that he had assaulted the boy at least 20 times, according to the complaint.
Kassens made an initial appearance in court on Nov. 22, where his cash bail was set at $10,000. He was also ordered by Court Commissioner Thomas Pieper to sign a $25,000 signature bond and surrender his passport to county authorities.
As a condition of his release, Kassens was ordered to have no contact with any minor children except his own and to stay at least one mile away from the victim’s residence.
He is expected to appear at a preliminary hearing on Dec. 19.
Travel through the Lake Country region is becoming increasingly treacherous because of snow, high winds, limited visibility and snow packed, and in some cases, slippery roads and highways.
Northern Waukesha and southern Washington counties appear to be among the areas hardest hit by an early morning snow storm.
Much of HIghway 83 is snow covered and traffic, particularly through Chenequa, is moving slowly.
Highway K from the Highway 83 intersection east through the towns of Merton and Lisbon is also snow covered and slippery in some spots.
Winkelman Road from Highway K into the Village of Merton is also snow covered and slippery.
Waukesha County highway crews have cleared portions of Silver Spring Road east from the Village of Merton. However, it appears that many other county and municipal highways roads have yet to be plowed.
Town of Lisbon highway crews have Lake Five Road, which connects Silver Spring Road and Highway Q, in relatively good shape although it is also snow cov ered and slippery in some spots.
The commute from Highway Q south on Interstate 41.45 to Milwaukee is reportedly taking 45 minutes.
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