The Mukwonago High School production of Beauty and the Beast opens this weekend with shows on Friday, Feb. 22; and Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. in the MHS auditorium.
Tickets at the door cost $12 for adults, $11 for seniors and $9 for student and children.
The show runs through next weekend with performances on March 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. and matinees at 2 p.m. on March 2 and 3.
Advance reserved seating costs $11 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students and children. Call (262) 613-2048 for more information.
The Women's Center celebrated being awarded a $4,000 grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation this week. The grant was awarded after longtime volunteer, The Metropolitan Builders Association, was given the Green Bay Packers Community Quarterback Award bestowed to those who work to improve their community.
The MBA recently did some major renovations at the center to improve transitional housing there so more families have a place to stay in their time of need.
Read more here.
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 Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will arrive in Wisconsin on Wednesday with stops planned in Sturtevant, Milwaukee, Hartland and Columbus.
The annual holiday train is decorated with lights and travels across Canada and the U.S. to raise money and collect food for local nonprofits.
On Wednesday, the train has the following scheduled stops:
■ 5:35 p.m. Amtrak Depot, 9900 E. Exploration Court, in Sturtevant.
■ 7:15 p.m. Amtrak Depot, 433 W. St. Paul Ave., Milwaukee.» Read Full Article
Dousman Elementary School invites the public to its annual book fair Thursday, December 5. The fair is open until 8 p.m. Come eat a pizza dinner, visit with Santa from 5 to 7:30pm and check out the selection of books.
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.
A fundraising 9-pin tap bowling tournament will take place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Hartbrook Lanes in Hartland to help longtime bartender Scotti Lucht help pay for some big medical expenses.
Lucht, who is fighting cancer, hopes to be at the event all three days. All proceeds from the event will go directly to Lucht.
There are openings on Friday at 7 p.m., and Saturday’s shift is full. There are openings on all three slots on Sunday, at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded to all the top finishers and raffles and other events will take place.
To take part or make a contribution, call Tim Hoff at (262) 993-9698.
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.» Read Full Article
The World’s Greatest Cookie Sale returns for its 23rd year from noon to 4 p.m. Friday at Country Springs Hotel. Admission and parking are free.
The sale features hundreds of thousands of homemade holiday cookies and baked goods. Sales benefit 25 nonprofit groups.
In addition to the cookies, there will be a variety of entertainment throughout the event including magic shows, cookie and cupcake decorating, face painting, holiday coloring contest and Santa Claus.
For more information, visit www.thecountrychristmas.com/cookiesale/index.htm or call (262) 547-0201.
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.
City of Oconomowoc - An Oconomowoc resident and mother of four wants others who may have purchased organic grapes from the Pick 'n Save in Pabst Farms to throw them out.
Nicole Bjork said she was washing some organic grapes she bought at the store this weekend when something crawled out from the center of the bunch.
"While I was pulling grapes off the vine to put in the colander, something crawled out from inside," said Bjork. She said after her initial scream, she called her husband who killed the spider. But they saved it and checked photos online. Based on the red hour glass they said is on the spider's belly and its shiny, black appearance, they're quite positive it was a black widow.
News of black widow spiders in produce popped up in Milwaukee after a customer at Aldi in Wauwautosa purchased red grapes earlier this month. The woman wrapped the plastic container of grapes and returned it to the store which removed the product from shelves as a precaution.
James Hyland, vice president of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications at Roundy's said the store did the same.» Read Full Article
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.» Read Full Article
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.» Read Full Article
The campus will reopen for staff on Tuesday. The campus calender indicates that no classes are scheduled for the remainder of the week.
The Arrowhead football team returned to the top of the podium Friday with a 45-22 win over Franklin in the WIAA Division 1 state title game at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, marking a second consecutive title for the Warhawks.
Jake Miller set a Division 1 state title-game record with 11 receptions, and the senior finished with two touchdowns from quarterback Johnny Duranso, who threw three total TD passes and broke the old state record for passing yards in a Division 1 title game with 235. Franklin's Sean McGuire threw for 250 to take the mark for himself, but he also threw three interceptions.
One of those picks marked a huge momentum swing. After Duranso hit Ricky Finco for a touchdown with 2:06 left in the third quarter, breaking a 17-17 tie and giving the Warhawks a six-point lead, a blocked extra point kept the score at 23-17. But on the second play of Franklin's next series, Charlie Reuteman snatched a McGuire pass and returned it 44 yards for a touchdown.
Replays showed the ball had been stripped from Reuteman's grasp prior to the end zone, and the play likely should have resulted in a touchback, but the ruling of touchdown gave Arrowhead a 31-17 edge.
A 56-yard touchdown run by Cody Sellhausen and a 70-yard jaunt by Ty Jager put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter. Franklin scored its final touchdown on the last play of the game.» Read Full Article
A 46-year-old Town of Eagle man has been charged with two felony counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child and child enticement.
Troy M. Kassens has been terminated from his position as a correctional officer with the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department.
He is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 19. Read more on this story in this week's Mukwonago Chief.
Hamilton High School Student Council is challenging students, parents, staff and community members to support efforts to win $25,000 through U.S. Cellular's Calling All Communities program. The top 20 schools that garner the most community votes will each win $25,000.
To help Student Council members put Hamilton among the top 20 schools, individuals age 18 and older are asked to visit www.uscellular.com between Nov. 4 and 25, click on the Calling All Communities Program link and enter the requested information.
A 20-year-old Sussex man suspected of making explosives in his Champeny Court apartment in October was charged last week in federal court with unlawful transporation of a firearm, unlawful transportation of explosives and importing explosive materials.
According to a search warrant affidavit, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department was first alerted by a neighbor on Oct. 23 that Anthony Haessly was allegedly in possession of pipe bombs.
The neighbor told police in the affidavit that Haessly said he would use the explosives on anyone, including law enforcement officials, because he did not want to go back to jail. He was on probation for an earlier conviction, having lit a cottage on fire in August 2010 at the Lad Lake Residential Treatment Center.
Other neighbors were aware that Haessly was building bombs, according to the search warrant. One neighbor described the devices in the affidavit as "cylinder metal devices each having a wick," one of which "appeared to be an elongated Co2 cartridge and the larger was a pipe, approximately 8 inches in length and capped on both ends."
On Oct. 24, The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department, the Milwaukee Bomb Squad and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) all responded to Haessly’s residence at W246 N6704 Champeny Court and executed the search warrant. The Bomb Squad detonated two explosive devices and Haessly was taken into custody at that time on a probation violation.» Read Full Article
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has indicted a Sussex man on accusations he had improvised explosive devices in his apartment, according to a release from the Waukesha County Sheriff.
Anthony Haessly, 20, faces three charges: unlawful transport of firearms, shipping or transporting explosive materials over state lines and importing explosive materials, according to federal court records.
He was jailed in Waukesha County Oct. 24 on a probation violation after deputies learned he had explosives and served a search warrant at his home.
Haessly told authorities he was prepared to kill police and detonate the explosives in his neighborhood, WISN-TV previously reported, citing a search warrant.
Living Lake Country reported the Milwaukee County Bomb Squad destroyed two explosive devices.
A passenger was killed in a suspected drunken driving crash when a car failed to negotiate a turn in Waukesha County and struck a tree early Friday morning, according to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department.
A vehicle was traveling south on Center Oak Road about 2:07 a.m. in Lisbon when it failed to negotiate a turn at Dobbertin Road. The passenger, a 31-year-old Town of Merton man, was pronounced dead at Waukesha Memorial Hospital about a hour later.
The driver was placed under arrest on suspicion of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.
This is the time of year for “fair” weather. There’s more than a nip in the air and that means the holidays are right around the corner.
To make shopping easier, check out these craft fairs and bake sales in Lake Country.
Many folks have made the Yuletide Faire from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Prairie Hill Waldorf School a holiday tradition. The fair is a medieval-themed holiday festival features strolling minstrels, marionette puppet shows, storytelling, candle dipping, face painting and children’s crafts plus children’s bazaar and treasure hunt. Admission is $5 at the door for adults and $2 for children
The school is located at N14 W29143 Silvernail Road, Pewaukee. Call (262) 676-7497 or visit http://www.prairiehillwaldorf.org for more information.
The Meadow Woods Lioness Club is hosting a craft and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Ixonia Elementary School, North St, Ixonia. The event features Children’s Christmas Shop plus food including homemade chili.» Read Full Article
The Waukesha County Sheriff's Dept. has just announced that Anthony Haessly has been indicted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for the alleged improvised explosive device found on Oct. 24 in his Village of Sussex home.
"Based on that information, the ATF will be handline the case from this point forward," the news release says.
Previously, a search warrant was executed on the Champeny Court in the Village of Sussex after officers received information that a man was in posession of an explosive device. That man, Haessly, was subsequently taken into custody and held on probation violation.
Four cats died in a house fire in the City of Oconomowoc early Thursday, and one of the people living at the house was taken to the hospital with possible smoke inhalation.
The fire also caused heavy damage to the home, at 637 Anderson St.
According to the city Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched at about 1:37 a.m. and found heavy smoke and fire showing from the rear of the house. Both adult occupants of the house were already out of the house when firefighters arrived.
Firefighters did extensive work inside the attic above the single-story portion of the house. The fire is thought to have originated in that part of the house, and spread to the attic. The fire in the attic was quickly extinguished, according to the Fire Department; however, the interior rooms in that portion of the house are a total loss.
The two-story portion of the home sustained heavy heat and smoke damage.» Read Full Article
City of Delafield - The Hartland Sportsman Club will appeal to the Common Council in early December the Plan Commission's unanimous recommendation Wednesday night to reject the gun club's request for permission to reopen its five firing ranges located on about 35 acres of land on Maple Avenue, south of Interstate 94.
The commission members determined the safety improvements proposed by the gun club for the firing ranges failed to adequately protect the public health and safety of surrounding neighborhoods and the community.
However, gun club attorney Jeremy Levinson, after the meeting, accussed the commission members of "changing the target" during the closing minutes of nearly two hours of deliberation.
Levinson asserted that gun club representatives and city officials have focused for the past two years on issues related to making the gun club safer to operate after its operating permits was revoked three years ago for violation of safety standards,
However, during last nights meeting some commission members, according to Levinson, indicated they wanted the gun club closed because of the commercial and residential neighborhoods that have developed around the firing ranges since they were built in the mid 1950s.» Read Full Article
City of Delafield - After nearly two hours of debate and deliberation the Plan Commission has unanimously rejected the Hartland Sportsmans Clubs request to reopen its gun club firing ranges.
Several members of the commission told club lawyers and engineers that they have failed to pursuade them they could operate the club in a manner that would meet city public health and safety standards.
The club was shut down by the city three years ago because it had failed to maintain safety standards required in a previous permit. The debate over the safety of the club was spurred by an incident where a woman was grazed by a bullet that escaped one of the club's firing ranges while she was sitting in an out door dinning area of a nearby restuarant.
The Common Council will consider the commission's recommendation at its Dec. 2 meeting.
The Mukwonago Optimist Club is sponsoring its annual essay contest which is open to any student in the Mukwonago area. The topic this year is “How Dreams Lead to Success.” Every student who enters the contest will win at least one award for their efforts ranging from movie theater tickets to a check for $250. Besides these local incentives, winners at the district level will be awarded a college scholarship with $25000. Last year the local winner, Tyler Wozny from Mukwonago won the District Level of the contest. See an English or Social Studies teacher or Ms. Frenn at Mukwonago High School. You can also go to the website mukwonagooptimist.org for an entry form and more information. The deadline for entering is Wednesday, Dec. 4.
The Town of Mukwonago is holding it’s first Fill the Bus food drive tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. Residents and visitors are asked to drop off Thanksgiving food items at the town hall, W320 S8315 Beulah Road, to benefit the Mukwonago Kitchen Cupboard Food Pantry.
Items can include turkey, canned vegetables, canned fruit, dressing, gravy, potatoes, cranberry sauce or Jello. Monetary donations and gift cards to area grocery stores are also accepted.
The state Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting tonight on the reconstruction of Highway 67 from Blue Ribbon Drive (south of I-94 bridge) to Thackeray Trail. The project area includes the bridges over I-94.
The public hearing will be an open house format from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Oconomowoc Public Library, 200 South St. From 5 to 7, the DOT will hold a formal hearing.
Read more here.
City of Oconomowoc – City staff got a green light Tuesday on a second attempt to create a new position that will serve a dual role helping the Parks, Recreation and Forestry and Economic Development departments.
In August, Common Council debated the position and denied it mainly on the basis that some officials felt the position should split into two part-time positions to save money by not having to pay benefits.
Alderman Mike Miller reiterated his support for that move. However, Parks Director John Kelliher argued two part-time positions could result in less-qualified candidates, higher turnover, more management and less consistency, among other things.
Miller countered that he thinks the city hasn't given the part-time positions a shot. “I think there’s a lot better help out there than you think,” he said.
The city proposed a similar position to what it presented in August with changes regarding a savings of $2,276 after new numbers on insurance costs. The positions salary is $66,633 which includes a full benefits package based on a family health plan.
Staff said the position will have no impact on the tax levy. The position will be funded through hotel tax revenues, elimination of a season parks position, allocation of funds from the parks department, taking advantage of money already budgeted for a part-time position not full at the time and community center revenue from rentals.
Council approved the request in a 6-2 vote with Alderman Bob Morgan, Dave Nold, Denny Daggett, Jim Preston, Tom Strey and Herro voting yes. Aldermen Miller and Larsen voted no.
Common Council, appointed Denny Daggett, to fill a District 3 seat recently vacated by Cathleen Slattery who resigned.
Daggett said he's lived in the city for about 50 years and loved Oconomowoc since the day he moved here. Daggett once served as director of economic development and most recently worked for Pabst Farms as its director of community affairs.
Daggett earned four votes. Two other residents applied, David Manke and Joe Warren. They received two and one vote respectively.
Daggett was sworn in immediately following the appointment to take up Tuesday's agenda.
The Village of Big Bend is saying goodbye to police chief Michael Hartert tonight as he leaves Big Bend for his new position in Summit.
An open house will occur tonight at Village Hall from 7-9 p.m. to say goodbye and wish the chief well in his new venture.
Children, ages 4K-4th grade, are invited along with their parents to participate in a Family Game Day at Oconomowoc Public Library from 10-11:15 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23.
This is an opportunity for children to show their parents how to play their favorite Wii games and board games. Come celebrate National Game & Puzzle Week (Nov. 24-30) at this free event.
Please register at http://familygameday.eventbrite.com
Plans for an emergency department (ED) at the DN Greenwald Center are in “full-on design mode,” according to Ken Price, ProHealth Care administration senior vice president. Preliminary plans for the 60,000-square-foot addition moved to the Village Board for approval, after this paper went to press.
After a number of years of having a “very successful” urgent care center and hearing from community members, police and emergency medical personnel about the benefits, ProHealth officials felt “the next logical step down here was to move an emergency department on site,” Price explained.
“We’ve been looking, as an organization, for quite some time about where to go next down here, knowing full well this is an incredibly important location to us with the folks in Mukwonago and the surrounding area being very supportive of ProHealth for a very long time,” Price said. “We’re always looking at what we can do next here.”
According to plans Price showed to the Mukwonago Community Benefits Committee on Nov. 14, the addition would be on the northeast corner of the existing 150,000-square-foot facility, which houses the medical and urgent care clinic, the Regional Cancer Center (RCC), physical medicine rehab, Moreland obstetrics practice, as well as Waukesha Memorial Hospital imaging, lab and behavior health departments.
The emergency department would be two levels with about 30,000 square feet on each level. The first level would contain 16 emergency department rooms and 10 critical decision beds for observation purposes, while the second level would house support services, Price explained.» Read Full Article
A white-tailed deer killed Sept. 18 in Waukesha County by bowhunter Jim Baker has been declared the Wisconsin non-typical archery record by the Wisconsin Buck and Bear Club.
The 28-point buck scored 249 5/8 inches net. It had an inside spread of 19 7/8 inches and 66 6/8 inches of abnormal points, according to scorers. The buck's gross measurement was 260 5/8 inches.
The previous state archery non-typical record was a 243 6/8 inch buck taken in 2009 in Fond du Lac County by Wayne Schumacher of Fond du Lac.
A panel of Wisconsin Buck and Bear Club scorers met Sunday in Richfield to measure the deer. Rules require trophies to dry for 60 days before official scores can be entered.
The state record non-typical taken by any method is a 253-inch buck killed in 1973 by Elmer Gotz in Buffalo County. Gotz was hunting with a firearm.» Read Full Article
Arrowhead's girls swim team turned in its best performance of the year Saturday at the WIAA Division 1 state meet at the UW Natatorium in Madison, losing to 2-year defending champion Waukesha South/Mukwonago by a mere four points. South/MHS had a 337 total and Arrowhead had 333.
Winning individual events for the Warhawks were the 200 medley relay team of Alyssa Lewandowski, Lindsay Adamski, Megan Doty and Maddie Barta, Mary Warren in the 50 freestyle and Adamski in the 100 breaststroke.
Stevens Point — Arrowhead didn't have to travel far to score.
With five Warhawks scoring drives starting in Hudson territory, Arrowhead cruised to a 38-14 state semifinal win over the Raiders.
"You think differently when you are working with a short field," Arrowhead coach Greg Malling said. "You get a chance to take a more aggressive stance than we normally take."
Arrowhead (11-1) will face Franklin on Friday for the Division 1 state championship. Franklin beat Mukwonago, 35-8.
The Warhawks, who only trailed for 1:42 all season long, found themselves in a hole early. Hudson (10-2) opened the game with an 80-yard touchdown drive to take a 7-0 lead after Wade Malecha scored on a 2-yard run with 8:01 left in the first quarter.» Read Full Article
Lake Country Lutheran's football team has demonstrated it can rack up points during its evolution into one of the state's best Division 7 programs. Once it becomes capable of stopping a team like Black Hawk, the Lightning will possess the attributes of a state champion.
Black Hawk (13-0) simply had too much, amassing 504 yards rushing and punting just one time in a 60-33 win against LCL (11-2) at Middleton on Friday in the first Level 4 appearance in Lightning program history. Black Hawk, which registered six touchdowns of 42 yards or greater, advanced to its first state-championship game appearance since 1998 and reached Level 4 for the first time since 2000.
"They were big up front, quick up front," said LCL coach Greg Brazgel, who has helped build the program from scratch over the past decade. "They get off the ball real quick, and our juniors and sophomores up front weren't ready for that. It really was a battle in the trenches, and they were bigger and quicker than us today."
They also flashed some speed. With breakaway ability in the second level, Tanner Sweeney rushed for 287 yards and four touchdowns, including a 71-yarder on Black Hawk's first snap from scrimmage.
"Film never really shows speed," Brazgel said. "Sometimes you can see a running back's breakaway speed, but what you couldn't see was their ability to get out of their stance real quick. Honestly, I out-coached myself today. I went away from what we normally do, and that was the reason for the first half."» Read Full Article
Mukwonago's dream of an all-Classic 8 Conference state championship date in Madison on Nov. 22 will remain a dream, at least this time around.
Franklin played well on both sides of the ball, controlling the line of scrimmage against the Indians in a WIAA Division 1, Level 4 game at Vock Field at Kettle Moraine High School on Friday night, and Mukwonago fell by a 35-8 count.
The Sabers scored four touchdowns in the first half, and the fifth on the first possession of the second half to trigger a running clock. Franklin advanced to the Division 1 state championship game at Camp Randall Stadium for a date with Arrowhead.
Mukwonago, which actually procured three turnovers in the game, scored in the fourth quarter on a 7-yard run by senior Jarrid Madden. The two-point conversion from senior Aaron Nixon was successful with 8:01 remaining in the game.
Mukwonago lost the total yardage battle with Franklin, 328 yards to 248. Quarterback Sean McGuire finished 12 for 17 for 172 yards. Senior Chad Walton rushed 17 times for 133 yards for the Sabers. Austin Meyer had nine receptions for 134 yards.» Read Full Article
Expanding its service into Lake Country area, Balistreri-owned and -operated Sendik’s Food Markets has announced that it plans to open a store in the Hartbrook Mall next year.
The store will be on the northwest corner of Hartbrook Drive and Merton Avenue, just north of Highway 16. It will be the 12th location for the family-owned grocer.
“We frequently hear from customers who would like Sendik’s to join their community,” said Ted Balistreri, one of the family co-owners of Sendik’s.
The Balistreri family has entered a contract with Devo Properties of Mequon to remodel the currently vacant space in Hartbrook Mall, which will be renamed Sendik's Hartland Plaza.
The approximately 30,000-square-foot store at the eastern end of the shopping center will be remodeled. Devo Properties plans to enhance the entire 69,300-square-foot mall, which includes Biebel’s True Value, Great Midwest Bank, and BP/Colburn’s Car Wash, among other tenants.» Read Full Article
Arrowhead's WIAA Division 1 semi-final football game against Hudson in Stevens Point Friday at 7 p.m. will be broadcast live by WTKM radio 104.9.
Both Hudson and Arrowhead are 11-1 this year. The two teams met last year in the semi-finals and AHS won that game.
The Warhawks are the defending state champions.
A good place to start holiday shopping is at the pARTy with the ARTists from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at N35W28320 Taylors Woods Road, Pewaukee. All holiday gifts and decorations are local and handmade by artists and crafters. Items for Pewaukee Food Pantry will be collected. Call (262) 270-0904 for more information.
If your holiday shopping is making you hungry plan on a big meal at the I.C.E. Snowmobile Club Country Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at Ixonia Pub, W1270 Marietta Ave, Ixonia. The 25th annual event, sponsored by the Ixonia/Concord Explorers Snowmobile Club, includes eggs, eggs deluxe, pancakes (blueberry, chocolate, plain), ham, sausage, hash, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, sweets, juice, milk, coffee and more. Cost: adult $8 advance, $8.50 at the door; children (6 to 12) $4; 5 and younger free.
If you’re looking for some fine theatrical productions this weekend, you can look no further than area schools.
Lake Country School will be presenting “The Little Mermaid Jr.” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15-16, and 2 p.m. Nov. 17, at the school, 1800 Vettelson Road, Hartland.
“Rumors” is the fall show at Pewaukee High School, presented at 7 p.m. Nov. 15-16, at Pewaukee High School, 510 Lake St., Pewaukee.» Read Full Article
An appeal made by one of three men convicted in the 2009 murder of Kim Smith has been denied. Jack Johnson argued that a search of his home in Mexico, done without a warrant, was illegal.
According to police, Johnson acted as the middle man in the murder of Smith, 39, linking Justin Welch, then 28, with Darren Wold, then 43, Smith’s former boyfriend and father of her young son. Wold and Johnson were longtime friends. Johnson befriended Welch in Mexico and the two were roommates for a time before the murder occurred.
Wold and Johnson were also found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Johnson, 69, died on July 27 while serving his sentence in the Dodge Correctional Institution. His cause of death was natural confirmed by Joy Staab, director of public affairs for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
Before his death, in May of 2012, Johnson filed the appeal. He argued that an FBI investigator should not have relied on Mexican authorities’ opinion that it was OK to search his rented residence without a warrant if his landlord consented. Johnson claimed his Fourth Amendment rights were violated.
However, the court of appeals ruled that the “good faith” exception applies in this case. “American law enforcement officials were objectively reasonable in seeking out and relying on Mexican law enforcement’s direction as to the requirements of Mexican law and conducting the search in accordance with those directions,” reads the decision filed Nov. 13.» Read Full Article
Milwaukee-based grocer Roundy’s Inc., will be holding a job fair at the Tommy Thompson Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day beginning Monday and running through Nov. 21.
Roundy’s said in a statement that it is looking for part-time order selectors to work at its distribution center in Oconomowoc. Applicants must be 18 or older and be available to work a minimum of two 8-hour shifts per week, including one on the weekend. Additionally, applicants must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.
Roundy’s is looking to hire about 100 people for the distribution center.
Applicants will be given strength and endurance testing, a drug screen and background check. Employees can earn $12.80 per hour for weekday shifts and $14 per hour on the weekends, with additional incentives available.
The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department released a statement this morning on Kathryn Stalbaum, the Genesee 15-year-old who went missing for four days last week triggering a substaintial search and capturing the attention of the media and of the Wales/Genesee community.
In the statement the department confirms Kathryn left on her own and was not abducted or taken.
Kathryn left her home on her bicycle early Tuesday morning Nov. 5. She traveled to Goerkes Corner Park and Ride at Barker Road and Bluemound Road in the Town of Brookfield. She left her bike unsecured at the Park and Ride and the department did not say how that bike made it's way to Waukesha, where it was found Thursday, Nov. 7.
Kathryn traveled by bus to Chicago O'Hare Airport and spent the next three days there.
"Kathryn did not sleep much, she walked around most of the time and was able to purchase a few meals with her own money," the statement read. "On the afternoon of Friday, November 8th, Kathryn sought out a Chicago Police Officer for help in returning home."» Read Full Article
The Pewaukee School District in Waukesha County was recognized Wednesday with a presidential honor given to American organizations for performance excellence.
The district won the 2013 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, and is the seventh public school district to receive the national honor since the award program's inception in 1988. The other winners for 2013 include two health care organizations: Baylor Regional Medical Center in Plano, Texas, and Sutter Davis Hospital in Davis, Calif.
Pewaukee was recognized for its high performance and other internal operation successes.
The district has some of the strictest graduation requirements in the state, and has an increasing number of students taking Advanced Placement courses. It has also significantly increased the percentage of students enrolling in two- and four-year colleges after high school. It has also implemented a 1:1 laptop initiative and blended learning classes, according to information from the Commerce Department and from Pewaukee.
Employee surveys show high satisfaction among Pewaukee's 314 staff members, three-quarters of the student body volunteers in the community, according to a release. Surveys show parent satisfaction is at about 94%.» Read Full Article
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker today announced that the Pewaukee School District will receive the 2013 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest Presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership.
Superintendent Dr. JoAnn Sternke said, “It is with great pride for me to share that the Pewaukee School District is one of three organizations to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award this year. Two healthcare organizations are also being recognized along with the Pewaukee School District. This recognition is evidence of our meeting a very high standard of excellence. I couldn’t be more grateful for the commitment to excellence in all of our staff.”
The school district was lauded for meeting high standards for performance, connecting with parents and students, identifying and implementing a number of innovative practices to improve student achievement and reach strategic objectives, housing engaged leaders and empowered staff members, demonstrating fiscal responsibility and remaining active stakeholders in the community.
The award is only giving to three organizations in the United States. The other two recipients are Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano in Plano, Texas and Sutter Davis Hospital in Davis, Calif – both are in the health care sector.
"I am happy to congratulate the 2013 Baldrige Award recipients, three organizations that are leading innovative practices, dynamic management, sound financial performance, outstanding employee and customer satisfaction, and a solid commitment to excellence and proven results," said Secretary Pritzker. "The Baldrige program has had a tangible impact on the success of thousands of organizations worldwide and our nation's economy, and the winners announced today will undoubtedly continue that legacy and serve as role models for their peers in the health care and education sectors."» Read Full Article
Kettle Moraine High School Drama Club brings Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband" to the stage this weekend.
The fall production has taken a mid1960s twist on Oscar Wilde's play - a blend of witty comedy and intense domestic drama. Students will take an updated approach to this play by capturing an aesthetic inspired by Mad Men, as the play involves similar themes of hidden pasts, public personas and what it means to be an ideal husband.
An Ideal Husband is story of marriage and scandal involves a rising young politician, Sir Robert Chiltern, being blackmailed by the ambitious and greedy femme fatale Mrs. Chevely. Unless Sir Robert advocates a financial scheme of hers, she will reveal that he rose to wealth through the unscrupulous selling of government secrets.
The performance dates and times are Friday Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $6 for students and $8 for adults.
For more information, contact Director Trey Korte, email@example.com, or (262) 968-6273, ext. 4108.