The 9th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various locations throughout the area.
Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the drop off of medication will be anonymous.
Look for an article on it in Tuesday's Lake Country Reporter with instructions from sergeant Matthew Carney of the village of Pewaukee police department.
Here is a list of collection sites:
Village of Pewaukee Police Department, 235 Hickory St, Pewaukee
City of Waukesha Police Department, 1901 Delafield St, Waukesha
Walgreens, 2901 Golf Rd, Delafield
Walgreens, 15350 Bluemound Rd, Elm Grove
Walgreens, 212 Rochester St, Mukwonago
City of Oconomowoc Police Department with collection point taking place on St. Paul St., Oconomowoc
Marketing, business, media and drama students from Mukwonago High School pose for selfies with cast members from the television reality show, Shark Tank.
Students skyped with cast members, taking turns directing questions to specific cast members. MHS teacher Mark Lambrecht helped arrange the session with the cast and director on Sept. 17.
Town of Lisbon - The Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association has notified some of its members via email of a job posted by the Town of Lisbon seeking a "temporary, full time individual" who would serve as a clerk/treasure/administrator and "run the Town Hall and delegate responsibilities among staff."
Town Chairman Matt Gehrke said the notice was prepared last week after he placed Town Clerk/Administrator Elizabeth Kraus on administrative leave and began an inquiry into allegations that she had created a "hostile environment" at town hall.
Gehrke said no decisions have been made regarding Kraus's future with the town but he wanted to begin seeking at least temporary help as soon as possible.
Gehrke notified the Town Board of the administrative leave during a closed session Monday night that was also attended by the town's labor lawyer and the director of police services.
After the meeting, Gehrke vowed that the matter would be resolved by the end of the week.
The notice notes there are two full time employees at town hall who have been employed within the past six months to a. year.
It says one of the employees is responsible for working with the plan commission and is also in charge of elections, however, "has extremely limited experience in this area and will need significant help."
The second employee, according to the notice, is responsible for some accounting duties at town hall but " will need hep with accounts receivable and payroll."
The notice asks municipal clerks to contact Gehrke this week "if you can help out."
"If you cannot help but might know of someone that could, please pass this email on to them or let me know," wrote Faith Elford, the executive director of the Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association.
Arrowhead High School will switch things up this year and have its homecoming parade on Sunday, Sept. 28.
The homecoming game against Waukesha North takes place on Friday, Oct. 3.
The parade begins at 4:30 p.m. and will take the traditional route it has taken in previous years.
Read about the parade and more of the activities going on that Sunday in Tuesday's Lake Country Reporter.
Village of Hartland - Hartland residents will soon have the opportunity to enjoy cuisine from all over the globe.
The village plan commission approved on Monday, Sept. 15, several modifications to be made to the building at 130 E. Capitol Drive before a newly proposed restaurant, called Zesti, sets up shop in that space.
Zesti owner and chef Michael Feker said food at the restaurant will consists of a "global infusion" of flavors inspired by Italian, Mediterranean and some Wisconsin dishes.
Feker currently owns and operates the Il Mito restaurant in Wauwatosa, 6913 W. North Ave.
Village Engineer Ryan Amtmann said some of the plans Feker submitted for outdoor seating will need to be reviewed by staff from the public works department before it receives final approval, but he and the other commissioners complimented various other design choices.
Feker and commission members also entertained some discussion about the placement and shielding of a dumpster behind the property, but bound those conversations over to a later date.
Feker said he would work with the landlord to iron out those details and come back to the commission with more concrete suggestions.
"But what the villages wants is most important," he said.
The Town of Merton held a public information session before its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Sept. 8 about a possible municipal garbage and recycle contract.
Over a hundred residents attended the meeting, which was met with mainly a negative reaction, according to two residents at the meeting.
In Waukesha County, the Town of Merton is one of three municipalities to not have a contract.
Read about the potential contract here or in Thursday's Lake Country Reporter.
Enjoy the shores of Lac La Belle before it's too cold. Ages 9 and older can sign up for this class which teaches the correct way to navigate and paddle a canoe through the City of Oconomowoc Parks and Rec Department.
Canoe, paddles and lifejacket are provided. Class is from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. Cost: $12/resident; $18/nonresident.
The City of Oconomowoc Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is inside the Community Center, 220 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Find more information at www.oconomowoc-wi.gov/parks or call (262) 569-2199. Sign up for recreation programs at apm.activecommunities.com/Oconomowoc/.
The American Cancer Society Bark For Life, a fundraising event honoring the lifelong contributions of canine caregivers will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20 in Field Park, at the corner of Highway NN and 83 in Mukwonago.
Registration of $25 per dog begins at 9 a.m. The one-mile walk begins at 10 a.m.
The event includes raffles, games, a dog costume contest, a vendor fair, demonstrations and a rummage sale.
The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer.
For more information, contact Carrie Struss at (920) 979-3415 or email@example.com, or Dawn Sharon at (262) 349-3995 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pewaukee's two cross country teams won championships last Friday at the Mayville Invitational. The girls team won with 31 points, 42 ahead of Berlin. The Pewaukee boys won with 61 points and Kettle Moraine Lutheran was second with 78 tallies.
Ashton Keene of PHS won the girls race with a time of 20:00.24. Other top Pewaukee runners were Sophia Desidero in fifth, Jordan Schlender sixth, Zoe Henkes ninth and Emily Hoffins 10th.
Robert Wagner of Pewaukee won the boys race at 16:20. Other PHS runners were Nick Roberts in sixth, Kyle Turba seventh, Will Young 13th and Charlie Monday 34th.
Host Kettle Moraine scored a wild 49-35 Classic 8 Conference victory over Waukesha South Friday night. The Blackshirts led 20-7 midway through the second period before KM went on an impressive 42-7 run to win the game.
KM is now 3-1, its best start since 2007.
Senior running back Andrew Trafton scored three second half touchdowns and senior quarterback Mitch Pfeifer threw two touchdown passes and ran for one score. Will Duchow, Nate Tyley and Tanner Smith also scored for the Lasers.
Arrowhead's football team rallied for the game winning touchdown in the final 33.6 seconds Friday night as Cody Sellhausen caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Johnny Duranso to score a come-from-behind 24-21 win over host Catholic Memorial at Schneider Stadium at Carroll University Friday night.
AHS (3-1, 2-0) led 14-0 at halftime but then watched as the Crusaders (3-1, 1-1) scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to take a 21-17 lead with 1:20 left to play.
Duranso then marched the Warhawks 63 yards in 5 plays to win the game.
Sellhausen rushed for 128 yards on 22 carries.
Positively Pewaukee and the Pewaukee Area Arts Council teamed up for the seventh year for the Art in the Downtown Auction.
This year's project is decorated bowling balls.
The balls are currently on auction at positivelypewaukee.com/2014.html.
Read the article here.
Ashippun Fire Department was recently presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2013 by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation (NASFM Foundation) in partnership with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company.
Since 1994, the Life Safety Achievement Award has recognized local fire prevention efforts that have contributed to reducing the number of lives lost in residential fires. Ashippun Fire Department is one of 142 fire departments across the United States to receive the award this year for recording zero fire deaths in 2013 or reducing fire deaths by at least 10 percent during the year.
In addition, award recipients documented active and effective fire prevention programs as well as a clear commitment to reducing the number of house fires in the community.
On Wednesday, Sept. 10, the Pewaukee Lake Patrol Advisory Committee decided not to purchase body worn video cameras for its lake patrol officers.
According to Chief Timothy Otto, two cameras were being discussed, but the committee decided to wait until next year to possibly make the purchase.
The Village of Pewaukee Police Department has already set aside funds to purchase 18 cameras for its officers at $900 apiece.
However, the Pewaukee police will soon wear their own body cameras. According to Otto, that will take place in January.
The chief added that lake patrol officers usually don't get into confrontational situations on the water, where a body camera would be useful.
The topic of body cameras for officers on the lake can be talked about again at next year's April meeting.
The Downtown Oconomowoc Business Association is sponsoring the Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13.
Wisconsin Avenue will be closed from the Roundabout to Main Street for the event that will include kayak races on Fowler Lake, a beer tent, over 50 street vendors and merchants, a Bounce House, and music from the Danny Miller Band from 6-10 p.m., in addition to plus food and beverages.
Come out and enjoy the day with activities for the entire family.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has authorized a full southbound I-43 lane closure at Highway 83 for Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
All southbound traffic will be diverted to Highway 83 and directed along the current detour of southbound to County Highway L, westbound to South Highway 20 and east on Highway 20 to I-43.
Additional signs will be posted and traffic signal times will be extended to two minutes at the southbound I-43 off ramp to Highway 83 and again on South 83 southbound crossing the northbound off ramp. Northbound traffic will continue as normal.
The closure will allow placement of bridge spans over the Canadian National railroad bridge as it intersects with I-43. In the event of poor weather, the closure will occur the next evening.
City of Oconomowoc - The city's plan commissioners on Wednesday, Sept. 10, dedicated a portion of their monthly meeting to discussing the most recent objection to the proposed Fowler Lake Village condominium project: parking lot access.
Director of Public Works Mark Frye and Deputy Chief Glenn Leidel each gave presentations to the commissioners that addressed most of the concerns about a perceived lack of parking lot access for delivery trucks and emergency vehicles that have been raised by residents and city council members.
Frye said the width of one of the current drive aisles, which would not be affected should the development receive approval, could accommodate vehicles up to the size of a standard semi, and mentioned that the city's public works department had already begun to formulate snow removal strategies.
Leidel emphasized that the available space in the parking lot was "sufficiently adequate" for even the largest city fire engine, and said that the fire department could also utilize the parking lot at St. Paul's Lutheran Church -- adjacent to the proposed project -- to reach the condominiums if an emergency situation arose.
No action related to the proposed project was taken by the plan commission; the item was listed on the meeting's agenda for discussion purposes only.
The lack of appropriate parking lot access has become one of the most consistent talking points among community members opposed to Fowler Lake Village.
Public hearings at the two most recent common council meetings, on Aug. 19 and Sept. 2, have been dominated by residents, and some council members, who believe this issue to be yet another, significant reason to reject the development.
Plan Commission Chairman Jim Daley said at the Wednesday meeting that he doesn't believe Fowler Lake Village will exacerbate any potential traffic problems or delays on Wisconsin Ave.
City staff and residents are already experiencing some of those issues, he said, and the condominium project has not received official approval.
A benefit for a Lisbon man, Joe La Valley who was diagnosed with appendix cancer and has been involved for years in the Merton community, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Pollworth Park.
La Valley is in stage 3 of his cancer, but organizers hope to raise funds to help pay his medical bills.
Read about the event here.
City of Oconomowoc - Oconomowoc residents should ready their bidding paddles.
The city's police department, at 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, will host a public auction at the department's garage inside city hall, 174 E. Wisconsin Ave., according to a news release.
Various bikes and electronics, like iPods, handheld gaming devices and tablets, office equipment and other miscellaneous items will be on display for the first hour of the event.
The auction is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
Items will be sold the highest bidder, and payment for the items will be accepted in the form of cash or local checks.
Anyone interested in attending the auction can preview some of the items on the city's website.
School-age cowpokes (4K-4th grade) are invited to a free event at the Oconomowoc Public Library celebrating National Line Dancing Week.
The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10-11 a.m. at Oconomowoc Public Library, 200 W. South St.
Weather permitting, attendees will also celebrate National Hollerin' Day outside in the yard.
Children will learn a few simple line dances and some cool vocal tricks during this hour of fun.
Please register: http://opllinedancing.eventbrite.com
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