City of Delafield - The UMB Bank of Kansas City, Mo., has agreed to sell about $1.485 million in city debt at an interest rate of 1.3361 per cent.
The Kansas City bank was one of six financial institutions to bid on the selling of $1,477,589 in 10 year general obligation promissory notes. The interest cost will be about $136,500
The other bids ranged from 1.3604 per cent offered by Bankers Bank of Madison to 1.5871 per cent by BOSC, INC, a subsidiary of BOK Financial Corporation of Milwaukee.
Since the debt is in the form of notes issued at $5,000 increments rather than bonds, the money loaned can be used on a wide range of city projects, according to the city's financial advisor, Philip L. Cosson of Ehlers.
Cosson, who is a senior financial advisor and director at Ehlers, said other municipalities in southeastern Wisconsin have received favorable interests rates on their municipal loans..
In addition to market conditions, Cosson said the low interest rates are the result of the community's scoring good bond ratings, having strong tax bases, and providing favorable terms to lenders.
The City of Delafield has a Aa2 rating which, according to Moody's Investor Service, reflects conservative fiscal management, average debt burden, satisfactory reserve levels, and favorable location to Milwaukee.
Prairie View Elementary School first graders will hold a Cookies for Kids’ Cancer bake sale on Wednesday, May 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the school lobby, to support pediatric cancer research. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is committed to raising the funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer.
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a not-for-profit organization committed to raising funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancers. Through local bake sales, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer provides the inspiration and support for individuals, communities, and businesses to help fight pediatric cancer. Childhood cancers are the number one disease killer of children - more than asthma, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and pediatric AIDS combined. Nearly 13,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. Survivors of childhood cancer face a broad range of physical and psychological challenges imposed by the disease, and some will suffer its long-term effects for the rest of their lives. Despite all these statistics, there has not been a new drug developed specifically for pediatric cancer in 20 years.
Go here to find how you can support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.
The Oconomowoc girls fastpitch softball team captured the outright championship Saturday by winning a Wisconsin Little Ten Conference doubleheader against host Beaver Dam. Cooney won those games by scores of 11-5 and 11-0.
OHS finished the conference season with a 13-1 mark, two games better than Watertown.
The conference championship was the second in school history for the Raccoons and the first in 31 years.
Senior catcher Renate Meckl leads Oconomowoc in hitting with a brilliant .590 batting mark. OHS is 15-4 on the season and they'll host a WIAA Division 1 regional title game on Thursday.
The surprising Brookfield Blue Sox improved to 3-0 on the season Sunday afternoon by shocking powerful West Bend on the road, 6-5. The Blue Sox are now the only undefeated team in the Land O' Lakes Western Division baseball league.
Other games Sunday saw Oconomowoc edge Lannon in 11 innings, Hartland nip Monches 5-4, Menononee Falls nip North Lake 11-10, Brookfield Bulldogs whip Merton 11-3 and Sussex stun Pewaukee, 12-0.
A full slate of games will be played this coming Saturday and Sunday.
May is filled with so many ways to enjoy the outdoors.
One of the best ways is to get in some exercise and at the same time contribute to a worthy cause.
This Saturday there are lots of runs and walks in Lake Country.
Only the quick and strong will survive the Wisconsin Zombie Mud Run at the Waukesha County Expo Center Grounds. Registration starts at 7 a.m. Go to www.wisconsinzombiemudrun.com for more information.
Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County is having its first 5K Home Run/Walk at Frame Park in Waukesha. The event will help raise funds for building efforts and spread awareness of organization’s mission. Go to www.hfhwaukesha.org for more information.
2013 Hartland Healthy Life 5K/1Mile event starts at 8 a.m. at Hartland North Elementary School, 232 Church St., Hartland.
If Arthritis is a cause that’s close to home, join the throng at the Arthritis Walk Southeastern WI starting at 10 a.m. at University Lake School, 4024 Nagawicka Road, Hartland. Call (414) 321-393 Ext. 214 for information.
If you’d rather watch competitors, head over for the Armed Forces Challenge from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pewaukee Beach. Seven teams from branches of the armed forces will complete in strength and endurance tasks. Raffles and other events will also be featured. All money raised will go toward the Wounded Warrior Project.
Arrowhead junior standout defensive end/tackle Billy Hirschfeld verbally commited to play football at the University of Wisconsin for the 2014 season.
Hirshfeld, 6 foot 6, 266 pounds, was one of the top defensive players in Wisconsin High School football last season when the Warhawks won the WIAA Division 1 state championship.
He was recruited by many prominent Division 1 programs the past year.
The Village of Mukwonago will be holding a special one-day collection of household hazardous waste open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, May 18th from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at the Village Public Works Garage at 630 Hwy NN.
Old, unusable chemicals, pesticides, wood preservatives, solvents, oil-based paints, and mercury-containing products will be accepted. Latex paint and non-hazardous cleaning materials will not be accepted.
For more information, including a detailed list of acceptable household hazardous waste materials, visitwww.waukeshacounty.gov/hazardouswaste or call 262-896-8300.
This program is funded by Waukesha County and Veolia Environmental Services in partnership with the local municipalities. Proof of residency is required at all locations at all times.
Successful Arrowhead girls hockey caoch Jinelle Siergiej resigned from that position earlier today. She's moving on to coach at Robert Morris University.
Siergiej turned the fortunes of the AHS girls program around in just a couple of seasons.
The school will post an opening for the coaching position today.
A Red Cross North Prairie Community blood drive will be held at Highview Evangelical Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, S50W33042 Town Rd GE (located on the corner of Highway E and GE, about one mile north of North Prairie) on Thursday, May 30 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Donors who donate blood between May 23 and 31 could win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards.
For an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit the website.
Wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour and rain hit the Hartland area at 8:51 p.m. Tuesday. There were some power outages in the Hartland area.
The area along I-94 in Delafield got heavier rain than in Hartland. High winds were also reported in Delafield and south of Delafield.
Jeffrey Nichols of downtown-Milwaukee-based Crivello Carlson has purchased 114 Main Street in downtown Mukwonago and is investing in the building in an effort to help revitalize the downtown community.
Nichols is most well-known in the Mukwonago community for his work representing the two people challenging the Mukwonago Indians nickname.
See more in tomorrow's Chief.
Eastbound Highway 16 at Ryan Road in Pewaukee has been closed since about 11:45 a.m. due to an accident. One motorcyle could be seen laying in the right lane just short of the Ryan Road bridge in Pewaukee.
Westbound lanes were open. The road was still closed as of 12:36 p.m.
Eastbound traffic was being routed off of Highway 16 at Jungbluth Road about one mile west of the crash site. Heavy delays could be seen on Highway JJ going into Pewaukee.
Help support Special Olympics. The 2013 Law Enforcement Torch Run shirts are available for purchase at the Village Hall in Wales. Shirts are $15 and can be purchased by cash or check (payable to Special Olympics) and will be available until May 28.
Kettle Moraine High School announces that it has received national certification for its Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program. PLTW, a nonprofit organization and the nation’s leading provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education programs, offers a rigorous world-class curriculum that allows students to apply what they are learning in math and science class to real-life biomedical science projects. PLTW also prides itself on high-quality professional development of its teachers and an engaged network of business, community and university partners to give students the fullest experience.
The national PLTW recognition program distinguishes Kettle Moraine High School for successfully demonstrating a commitment to PLTW’s national standards. Additionally, certification as a PLTW school provides students with the opportunity to apply for college credit or receive college-level recognition at PLTW affiliate universities when they successfully complete select PLTW coursework. PLTW has more than 40 affiliate college and university partners.
Read more in this week's Kettle Moraine Index.
An Oconomowoc man and woman were charged Friday with allegedly breaking into the Brookfield home of a family friend in May 2012 and stealing approximately $3,300 wortth of electronics. The woman told police that her boyfriend had stolen the items without her knowledge and they tried to break back in to return them.
Calvin G. Rolbiecki Dobson, 30, and Natasha Harland, 19, were each charged on May 10 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with burglary of a building or dwelling, a felony that carries a maximum penalty of more than 12 years in prison, $25,000 in fines, or both.
Several bench warrants had been issued for Harland in Waukesha and Jefferson County for failing to appear in court on various misdemeanor and felony charges, including drug-related offenses.
According to the criminal complaint:
City of Brookfield Police officers were dispatched to 17130 West Burleigh Place on May 29, 2012 after receiving reports of a burglary.
Homeowner Craig Dedo told police that he returned from a vacation to find a window had been smashed in with a rock and numerous items throughout the house had been taken, including a recently purchased 47-inch flat-screen television, a desktop computer and printer.
Police found a wet mop laying on the ground and it appeared that somebody attempted to mop the floor during the robbery. Dedo said he had several suspects, including Natasha Harland, the daughter of a friend.
He said that Harland, who he claimed had a drug problem, had come over a few days before the burglary asking him for gas money, which he provided.
He said Harland had also texted him a few days prior asking him where he would be on the day the house was burglarized.
Harland’s mother told Dedo that her daughter had robbed her a week prior, stealing various coins valued at $700 and she was subsequently kicked out of the house.
Harland was interviewed and told police that she had been living with Rolbiecki Dobson at his mother’s home in Oconomowoc. She said she came home on May 28 and allegedly Calvin told her, “Oh Baby, I hit a lick,” meaning he had obtained some property.
Harland saw that the items stolen belonged to Dedo and claimed that she wanted to return the items. Her and Rolbiecki Dobson returned to Dedo’s residence and crawled in through the broken window. They tried to clean the residence up and fought the whole time, Harland said.
The items were not returned, police said.
Harland and Rolbiecki Dobson are expected to make an initial appearance in court on June 3.
Big Bend Police will be teaming up with other area law enforcement during the state-wide Click it or Ticket it campaign from May 20 to June 2 .
Additional patrols will be instituted during this period in an effort to enhance driver safety through the seat belt laws according to Big Bend Police Chief Michael Hartert.
Talented young writers from Merton School were let loose on May 7 at Camp Whitcomb for the 13th annual Writer’s Round-Up, an opportunity for students to let nature inspire them and learn about the publishing business from local artists.
The stories, plays, poems and various other artworks created at Camp Whitcomb will be featured at a “Concert Night” scheduled for 6 p.m. on May 29. The best pieces of writing will be read by students and a book with the collected works will be published and presented to participants.
The Writer’s Round Up was first envisioned by retired gifted and talented curriculum coordinator Roger Thorson in the 2000-01 school year. Sixth grade teacher Mary Susa said each grade K-6 teacher chooses a student who will spend a day finding inspiration in a non-school setting.
“Typically, we are looking at a kid who is strong academically, who could afford a day away, and who has exhibited a strong writing ability,” she said.
Students met with local author JoAnne Kaminski and illustrator Renee Love on May 7 to discuss the process of taking an idea and turning it into a published work. Kaminski is a former Milwaukee Public School teacher who has published several children’s books, as well as books on teaching and student reading. Renee Love is an illustrator for the Love of Books Publishing company.
Students were then sent out with writing and drawing materials to create works of fiction on any topic, at any length. The writing will be edited by the student’s teacher and collected into a “Writer’s Round-Up Book” presented to students at the concert.
Sixth grader Hannah Tyler said that the setting helped inspire her to write a fairy tale about a princess who learns how speak up and express herself.
“It was fun getting inspiration around the lake and the nature,” she said.
Hannah said that she has been writing since she was in first grade and loves to read. Her favorite books are E.B. White’s “Charlotte’s Web” and Patrick Skene Catling’s “The Chocolate Touch.”
She said she would like to be a writer when she grows up.
“Yeah, I kind of like writing about things in the world,” she said. “It’s kind of fun and I like watching the 10 O’clock news and learning about the world around me and stuff.”
The May 29 concert is expected to run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will take place at the Intermediate School Little Theatre.
A 33-year-old cleaning lady was charged with allegedly stealing a safe from a Town of Merton home last year, along with several pieces of jewelry that police said were later sold.
Dousman resident Joenelle L. Sawa was charged on May 13 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with felony theft, which carries a maximum sentence of more than three years in prison, $10,000 in fines, or both.
According to the criminal complaint:
Waukesha County deputies were dispatched to the Ceschi residence at N67 W29557 Richter Road in Merton on Nov. 13, 2012 after receiving reports of a theft.
Jeff Ceschi told police that he came that afternoon and found that a safe located in his bedroom was missing and his wife did not know where it had gone. While talking to Ceschi, officers were informed that the safe in question had been found dumped in the middle of an intersection.
The couple said that other items had been taken, including several pieces of jewelry, with a combined value of $2,300. They suspected that the cleaning woman, identified as Sawa, was involved.
Sawa is currently facing charges filed last June in Waukesha County of two counts of misdemeanor retail theft.
While investigating another theft involving Sawa, officers found that a large number of items she had sold to a pawn shop matched the description of items missing from the Ceschi residence.
Sawa admitted to officers that she had stolen items from Ceschi’s residence to support an opiate addiction. She claimed that another man aided her in the thefts, but no evidence was found to support that claim.
Sawa is expected to appear at a preliminary hearing on May 24.
The Eagle Historical Society Museum, 217 Main Street, invites friends and neighbors to swap and share perennial plants on Saturday, May 18 from 8 a.m. to noon.
Participants are invited to bring plants, take plants and meet Master Gardeners Nancy Manschot and Sandy Schwartz who will be available to answer gardening questions and offer planting suggestions.
Call Elaine for more information at (262) 594-3301.
The 9th Annual Ashippun Lions sponsored Rummage Days occurs May 17 -18 this year.
The main event occurs at Triangle Park (corner of Hwy 67 and Hwy O) in Ashippun. It will feature two large tents of items including furniture, clothes, electronics, tools, antiques, toys, power tools, books and more.
Many other rummage sales will be happening in the township on the same days as we encourage participation from other community members. Pick up map of other rummage sales at Triangle Park.
In conjunction with the rummage sale, the Lions will be grilling hot dogs and brats so stop in for lunch and a beverage on Friday or Saturday.
All money raised at the Lions sale goes to Ashippun Lions projects in the community.
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