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July 2014


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Area officials suggest the vacant Ethan Allen property become part of state park

Town of Delafield — Two veteran officials have suggested that the woodlands surrounding the closed Ethan Allen School for Boys detention facility be added to the adjacent Lapham Peak State Park.

Swallow School eyes possible referendum of $6.9 million or $10.5 million

Swallow School could seek $6.9 million to $10.5 million in a referendum for an addition to the school that officials say is necessary to improve accessibility for students and adults with disabilities, create hands-on learning opportunities and create a larger flexible learning space for students.


Hartland Plan Commission approves preliminary plat for new subdivision

Village of Hartland — The village hall was standing-room only Monday night, July 21, as concerned residents crowded in to hear plan commission members and a developer discuss plans for a new subdivision.

Construction could begin this fall on Delafield's Wells Street Station project

City of Delafield — Jason Steiner, the city's largest downtown landlord, is hoping that his proposed residential and commercial development, Wells Street Station, between Wells and Main Streets, will be under construction by late 2014 and two of the apartment buildings will be completed by spring 2015.

County briefs Delafield council on waste contracts

City of Delafield — Common Council members learned Monday, July 21, that they could expect to pay as much as 45 percent more, under a new contract, for "up-the-drive" waste collection compared to automated curbside service.

Sunday benefit will help Dominic Wagnitz family with medical bills

Dominic Wagnitz of Hartland appears to be like most other 3-year-olds who loves to play hard. He also is known for flirting with his nurses.



Brothers earn recognition for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program

North Lake — Two Town Hall Library patrons, Ben and Sam Pardee of Hartland, have completed the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

Secrecy surrounds waste contracts

Delafield Mayor Michele DeYoe is like a lot of other Lake Country residents: She has "up-the-drive" garbage service where a waste hauler comes to her door step to collect her garbage and recyclables rather than picking them up on the side of the street in front of her house.

Susan Oman, Merton town clerk, concerned residents might pay twice

Town of Merton — Town Clerk Susan Oman is unhappy with Waste Management, one of four waste haulers seeking a contract for garbage and recycling collection from the town, in what a company spokeswoman described as a "misunderstanding" regarding the Texas-based company's business practices.

Taste of Lake Country back for 11th year

Food lovers, rejoice.

Pewaukee woman named Fairest of the Fair

Robyn Wittkopf, 19, of Pewaukee was named the 2014 Waukesha County Fairest of the Fair on the opening day of the fair, Wednesday, July 16.

Merton to consider town waste collection

Town of Merton — The town board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 28, to decide whether town residents will continue to rely on private resources for the collection and hauling of garbage and recyclables or whether — for the first time — the town will provide municipal garbage and recyclable collection services.

Community activist Jennifer Shoemake strengthens Hartland with second annual Kids Day and fourth ann

Business owner, mother and community enthusiast Jennifer Shoemake is powered by equal parts compassion and coffee to liven the downtown Hartland community.

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Pewaukee woman named Fairest of the Fair

Robyn Wittkopf, 19, of Pewaukee was named the 2014 Waukesha County Fairest of the Fair on the opening day of the fair, Wednesday, July 16.

Top Sports Story


Composed McGowan fronts Pirates charge to sectional

Give Pewaukee junior Steve McGowan a baseball on the mound and a bat on his shoulder, and he'll do the rest – at least this time.

Poll of the Week

Swallow School is considering a multimillion-dollar referendum. Will you support it?

I would support the $6.9 million proposal

I would support the $10.5 million proposal

I would support either proposal

I am opposed to both

I need more information before I decide

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