Swallow School will host a presentation tonight to further inform the community about a potential referendum to fund construction and renovation costs.
The presentation takes place tonight at 6:30 p.m. and consists of a power point presentation and tour of the school.
Two different design options are being considered and the school is looking for feedback from the public. Another presentation will be held on Tuesday July 22 at 5:00 p.m. A listening session, hosted by the school board, will follow at 6:00 p.m. before its regularly scheduled board meeting.
City of Delafield - The Common Council is expected to discuss later this month what action, if any, the city can take to require Ixonia Bank to either remove, or place a fence around, two structures located near Highway C and Indian Springs Drive that a neighbor says poses a danger to public safety.
Laura Schult, who lives on nearby Bahr Road. told the Common Council that neighbors have complained to the owners of the structures for several years.
She said she is concerned that children playing the vicinity could become trapped or injured in the structures
She said one of the buildings was an abondaned structure that the city fire department used for fire exercises. The other structure is a gutted home with the exterior frame still standing, she said.
The two homes are located on residential property that the bank took over from Delafield developer Bob Lang a number of years ago, according to Schult and city officials.» Read Full Article
City of Delafield - City residents with long drive ways or private drives may no longer recieve "up the drive" garbage collection service as part of a new waste hauling contract being negotiated between the city and Advance Disposal.
City Administrator Tom Hafner acknowledged tonight that the city was "heading in that direction" because continuing up the drive service would add $150,000 in the cost of the contract. Hafner said negotiations are continuing between the city and the waste hauler.
Advance Disposal of Florida was one of four waste hauling companies that presented solid waste and recycling collection proposal to Waukesha County on behalf of 20 municipalities.
Waukesha County officials have urged local officials not to make public the proposed costs or other contract documents until after the local government has negotiated the contracts, according to Hafner.
Hafner said the city may try to negotiate provisions in the contract that would allow residents who want to continue " up the drive"" service to maintain individual contracts with Advance Disposal at a higher cost than residents who receive curbside services would pay.» Read Full Article
City of Delafield - Mayor Michele DeYoe told the Common Council tonight that she plans to ask President Barack Obama to present the city with the Medal of Honor posthumously awarded to Civil War hero Lt. Alonzo Cushing during a special Memorial Day ceremony in 2015.
The ceremony would also observe the 100th anniversary of the monument and park that honors Cushing and his brothers William, who was a naval hero in the Civil War, and Howard who was a well known soldier in the Native American wars in the southwestern United States.
DeYoe said the combined ceremonies honoring Cushing receiving the Medal of Honor and commerating the anniversary of the memorial would be "one of the biggest things that has ever happened in Delafield."
Local history buffs and city officials had began the intial stages of the planning the anniversary celebration for the park and monument when the White House announced last week that the president woudl award the medal in Cushing's honor.
DeYoe noted that the White House has not yet decided when and where the medal presentation would be made or who will receive the medal.» Read Full Article
ACT scores are on going up for Lake Country schools.
Pewaukee High School recently posted its highest average ACT composite score in school history this past year.
Sussex Hamilton also posted the higest scores ever in school history.
Arrowhead and Kettle Moraine continue to achieve success with scores higher than the state average.
Look for a more comprehensive explanation of ACT scores and why area principals think the numbers are improving in Thursday's Lake Country Reporter.
In the midst of celebrating naming the Mukwonago High School football field after coach Keith Hensler on Aug. 29, Hensler and his family received news of a tragic accident involving his granddaughter in Oregon.
According to reporting from NBC News in Oregon, Hensler's 9-year-old granddaughter, Isabel Franks, died when sand she was digging in on a beach in Lincoln City, Oregon, collapsed, suffocating her.
Friends of Hensler gathered at the American Legion Hall in Mukwonago, for what was supposed to be more celebrating after naming Hensler Field before the game against Lake Geneva Badger. There a live auction raised $2,000, according to Craig Vertz with Friends of Mukwonago Athletics (FOMA). The group plans to donate the funds to the family to help cover funeral costs.
Vertz said plans are being made to set up a fund at a local bank for anyone who wants to donate money to help the family.
A plane that took off from Waukesha County Airport on Saturday afternoon has crashed into the Atlantic Ocean.
The plane was bound for Manassas Regional Airport in Virginia, according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration. It descended into the ocean around 3:17 p.m., about 50 miles southeast of Wallops Island, Va.
The pilot had stopped responding to radio calls around 1 p.m.
Air traffic controllers at the Federal Aviation Administration tracked the five-seat Cirrus SR20 with one person onboard through the restricted airspace around Washington, D.C., early Saturday afternoon, according to the FAA.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Nate Littlejohn says crews are searching for the plane. It crashed Saturday about 50 miles southeast of Chincoteague Island.» Read Full Article
The Mukwonago High School football field was named after coach Keith Hensler before the Aug. 29 game against Lake Geneva Badger. Hensler served as head coach from 1979 to 2005, and coached the team to a state championship in 2004.
Hensler received a framed photo from the state championship game (top photo, center).» Read Full Article
From the start of the game until the final few plays, host Pewaukee never gave an inch to talented Wisconsin Lutheran, looking to upset the Vikings for a second straight season.
The Pirates struck the first blow of the game, added a go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth period and then watched as the No. 6-ranked Vikings (State AP Medium School poll) rallied for two touchdowns in a span of 4:10 in the fourth quarter and then hung on for a 21-20 nonconference victory.
Wisco had to hang on for its life in the final minute of the game.
The Vikings scored their second touchdown of the fourth period with 3:46 remaining to take a 21-14 lead after trailing most of the night. But the Wisconsin Lutheran celebration didn't last long as Pewaukee marched 58 yards in eight plays, cutting their deficit to 21-20 with just 52.1 seconds to play when senior quarterback Conner O'Malley tossed a perfect pass to a wide-open Dominik Johnson in the back of the Wisco end zone for a 35-yard touchdown.
Without hesitation, Pewaukee coach Justin Friske elected to go for a 2-point conversion to win the game. One week earlier, when Pewaukee scored to pull within 14-13 of Waterford with 1:22 to play, the Pirates attempted a standard extra-point kick that went wide, leaving PHS short of a victory.» Read Full Article
It’s the busy Labor weekend and if you don’t already have plans here are a few ideas.
If you love the sound of bagpipes and the sight of hefty men in kilts competing in games of strength then check out The Wisconsin Highland Games this weekend at the Waukesha County Expo Center. The event is Friday through Sunday with opening events at 5 p.m. Friday including a fish fry which will be served until 9 p.m. For more information including a schedule of activities visit www.wisconsinscottish.org.
If you want to get in another run before the summer’s over head over to Crosspoint Community Church on North Lake Road in Oconomowoc for the Lake Country Half Marathon at 5 p.m. Saturday. There will be music along the 5K and half-marathon courses plus water stations and lovely views of Fowler Lake. For more information visit www.crosspoint.com or call (920) 574-2972.
The Vivanco-Gomez Peruvian Guitar Duo will play from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Mama D’s Coffee, 104 W. Main St. Suite 102, Wales. Visit www.mamadscoffee.com for more information.
The hilarious and touching comedy “The Cemetery Club” is the next offering at SummerStage with shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, through Sept. 13. SummerStage is located at Lapham Peak, W329-N846 County Highway C, Delafield. Tickets are $17, $15 for seniors and students. For more information visit www.summer-stage.org or call 262) 337-1560.
The Chocolate Factory near the Pewaukee Lakefront Beach will open tomorrow at its regular scheduled time of 10 a.m. after Seester's Mexican Cantina suffered an electrical fire in the kitchen on Wednesday night that shut down both businesses on Thursday and Friday.
Mike Toffler, vice president and general manager of the Chocolate Factory Subs & Ice Cream, said the process to get the store back and running has been quick.
"Everything is going very, very well," Toffler said. "Really fast. Everybody is involved here. They're doing such a great job. My hats off to them."
On Tuesday, Sept. 2, We Energies will be working at the intersection of N. Main Street and Wilson Avenue in the Village of Dousman.
Though the intersection will have one lane open, Village officials highly recommend using the alternative routes to get downtown due to the fact that the relocation of three high powered cables may cause long delays .
Flaggers will be recommending that residents use Utica Road to Ottawa Avenue to Main Street or Highway 18 to Ottawa Avenue to Main Street. All businesses will be accessible; business owners are asked to notify customers, if possible, to use the alternative routes.
The last three times the state powerhouse high school football teams from Arrowhead and Homestead have played, the winning margins have been 2 points, 6 points and 4 points. That's just what this rivalry looks like.
The latest version of the series came Thursday night in the final nonconference game of the regular season for both teams, and for the third straight time, it was Homestead that came out on top. Hosting the No. 3-ranked (AP Large School poll) Highlanders, Arrowhead, ranked No. 1 in the same poll, suffered a 24-20 loss.
Homestead (2-0) grabbed a 14-0 lead early in the second period after a 1-yard run by quarterback Nick Allen and a 21-yard pass from Allen to end Jack Popp and never gave it up.
Arrowhead, playing with just two returning defensive starters and four offensive starters back from last year's WIAA state Division 1 state championship team, made it a 14-7 game late in the first half and then cut that deficit to 17-14 in the third quarter after Sebastian Luksich caught a 73-yard scoring pass from Johnny Duranso.
Homestead regained a 24-14 edge with 6:59 remaining in the game only to watch the Warhawks rally back again, this time making it 24-20 game after Cody Sellhausen's 1-yard run with 1:27 left in the game.» Read Full Article
Due to the Labor Day Holiday on Monday regular trash pick-up in Wales will happen Thursday, Sept. 4. Wednesday trash pick-up will resume the following week.
Village of Hartland - Hartland residents near the Cottonwood Wayside might be hearing some unfamiliar noises in the coming days.
Chimney swift advocate Ramsay Schlissel said the Lake Country-Hartland Chimney Swift Group recently received a high performance game caller from FoxPro - for free.
Schlissel said the device has been modified to mimic a chimney swift call, and that she intends to use the call every night for 15 minutes before and after sunset.
"Until the birds come," she said.
Chimney swifts are sensitive to temperature, so the cooler weather could be responsible for their absence, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website.» Read Full Article
According to Positively Pewaukee's Facebook page, Seester's Mexican Cantina in Pewaukee had an electrical fire in its kitchen.
As of two hours ago, the establishment is closed for business today.
Chocolate Factory also sustained damage and will be closed for the rest of the day and possibly longer.
"The fire was contained to Seester's and their kitchen," said Mike Toffler, who is vice president and general manager of the Chocolate Factory. "They still don't know exactly what started it, but because there was some fire in there, we have smoke damage and water damage. We have Paul Davis Restoration & Remoding in here taking care of everything. We replaced all of our ceiling tiles, we had to throw all our food out that was exposed."
"We're down for today because it's just a mess inside," Toffler explained.» Read Full Article
Apparently, carrying a concealed weapon for some people is so second nature they don't realize when they've left their gun behind in a restroom.
A 76-year-old Oconomowoc man — whose wife left a loaded handgun in a Brookfield church restroom this year — left his own weapon in the restroom of a Door County fun park this month, according to sheriff's department reports.
The loaded Ruger .380-caliber was found, in a holster, on the floor of a men's room at the Egg Harbor Fun Park on Aug. 9. A patron of the park — which features miniature golf, go-carts, arcade games and many other attractions for families — turned it in to the park's owner. The owner held it a few hours, assuming the owner would come back looking for the gun. When no one did, he called the sheriff's office.
Investigators traced the gun to Gerald Hitchler, who has a second home in Egg Harbor. Records showed he had purchased the weapon in 2012 from a Gander Mountain store.
No one was hurt.» Read Full Article
The pavement schedule for a few roads and one parking lot was bumped up today in Oconomowoc in an effort to finish the work before some forecasted thunderstorms this weekend delay the work any further.
A construction crew is scheduled to start the work this Thursday, Aug 28, and the paving will be completed in the following order:
- High Street
- Summit and Forest Intersection
- Lexington Street, and
- Ixonia Bank parking lot
Watch for construction updates and road closures each week in the Oconomowoc Focus and on our website, LivingLakeCountry.com.
Mukwonago police are looking for information that would help identify the person or persons who threw a rock through a front window of the Mukwonago Food Pantry, 325 Eagle Lake Avenue, sometime between 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 26 and 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27.
Anyone who saw someone hanging around the pantry during that time is asked to call Mukwonago police officer Rob Kreiser at (262) 363-6435.
The Mukwonago Food Pantry is also looking for help in reparing the window before 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27.
Waukesha - A Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge has ordered the Village of Sussex and the Town of Lisbon to begin negotiations over how the two municipalities will divide assets controlled by the Pauline Haass Library Board which is being dissolved at the end of the year.
Judge James R. Kieffer also issued a temporary restraining order that is intended to control how the library board spends the approximately $900,000 it receives in tax revenues from the two municipalities as well as cash reserves included in the library's approximately $1.1 million budget. The order does not effect monies the library board receives from donations and state and county funds.
Kieffer instructed the lawyers for the library board and the two municipalities to "immediately" contact retired Judge Patrick Snyder who will serve as a mediator in the court ordered negotiations that involve the town, village and library board.
Kieffer postponed for 60 days a pre trial conference that had been scheduled for October 20 in preparation for a civil trial in a dispute between the library board and the Town of Lisbon over who should have "custody and control" over about 65 acres of land donated to the town for library purposes by the late Pauline Haass.
Several times during the more than one hour hearing Wednesday morning Kieffer questioned the wisdom of taxpayers dollars being spent on legal battles involving a library board that will no longer exist after Dec. 31.» Read Full Article
This morning Village of Mukwonago police responded to an incident at Miller Pharmacy in Mukwonago.
Owner Pat Vandehey said a woman came in and handed someone at the pharmacy a note in an attempted robbery. Vandehey said she doesn't believe the woman got away with any pharmaceuticals, but ran from the scene just prior to police arriving.
This story is still developing. The Mukwonago Chief will provide more information as it becomes available.
A community blood drive will be held Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Mukwonago Community Library, 511 Division Street.
Donors can call for an appointment at 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.
Each donor will receive a coupon for a free pint of Culver's custard
Washington D.C - Delafield Civil War hero Lt. Alonzo Cushing will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor - the nation's highest award for valor - according to a news release issued late this afternoon by the White House.
David Krueger, who has represented the City of Delafield on Cushing's behalf, said he was notified of the news release by a reporter for the Washington Times. The Times reporter told Krueger that Cushing's name was included among a list of individuals who are slated to receive the award from the president.
Cushing has been recommended for the medal by the Secretary of Defense. However, the president makes the final decision on Medal of Honor recipients.
Cushing was killed during the Battle of Gettysburg in a skirmish that stalled the Confederate Army's effort to gain new momentum during one of the most important battles in the Civil War.
Krueger has been among city residents who have strived during the past decade to have the medal awarded to the local hero.
A Union Army officer who made his last stand at the Battle of Gettysburg is to be honored with the nation's highest military decoration 151 years after his death, the result of a decades-long push by his descendants and Civil War buffs.
The White House announced Wednesday that President Barack Obama approved the Medal of Honor for 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing, who was killed by a Confederate bullet to the head on the last of the three-day Battle of Gettysburg.
Congress granted a special exemption last December for Cushing to receive the award posthumously since recommendations normally have to be made within two years of the act of heroism and the medal awarded within three years.
The White House also announced that Obama will award the medal in a ceremony Sept. 15 to two Vietnam War soldiers who also received the congressional exemption: Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat.» Read Full Article
As a new school year begins, Kettle Moraine School District (KMSD) sits poised to open its fourth charter school in the district, the High School of Health Sciences.
The charter schools, which have drawn state and national attention for innovative programming, continue to grow and attract students from other districts.
KM Perform, starting its fifth year, will have about 150 students, according to Director Kevin Erickson, of that 14 students open enrolled to the charter school.
KM Global, looking at enrollment figures of 61 this year, will have eight open enrollment students, according to Director Michelle Koper.
KM Explore, finishing its first year, housed in Wales Elementary School, had to turn away more than half of the students who applied, using a lottery system to fill 150 slots, according to Director Laura Dahm.» Read Full Article
Come out for the last free Friday concert of the season on Aug. 29.
Enjoy Milwaukee band, The Orphans from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Rhodee Memorial Band Shell at City Beach.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket, sit on the grass or enjoy the new seating at the band shell.
Several village residents with homes near the proposed Sanctuary subdivision got another chance this week to voice their concerns about the development to village board members and developer Chris Miller.
The board approved on Monday, Aug. 25, the preliminary plans for the project, but amened the motion not to include any concrete details for a walking path on the northwest side of the development or an emergency access road to the east of the property.
Every person who spoke during the pubic hearing portion of the meeting was against the project, some more than others, and touched on various concerns that have been previously mentioned to the board.
One resident, Joanie Decker-Nold, whose property abuts the land for the proposed subdivision, asked several questions about the walking path to Miller and village trustees directly.
She said her primary concerns were for maintaining privacy and child safety around her home.» Read Full Article
Former Mukwonago star athlete Dominic Cizauskas sentenced to 12 months in jail for third-degree sexual assaultBy Kaitlin Phillips
Madison - A judge sentenced former Mukwonago High School sports standout Dominic Cizauskas today to one year in county jail and three years probation for third degree sexual assault.
He will also need to comply with sex offender registry requirements, no contact order and other stipulations.
Cizauskas was found guilty on June 18 of third degree sexual assault in Dane County after a two-day trial played out the details of a Dec. 14, 2013 incident on the UW-Madison campus where, Cizauskas, during his official visit to UW as a football recruit, met with an acquaintance in her dorm room and allegedly sexually assaulted her.
Cizauskas had testified that the sex was consensual, which the two had done before.
Cizauskas, a star Mukwonago High School athlete who graduated in 2014, testified that upon arriving on campus he had five shots of spiced rum in a 1.5 hour period and had approximately two sips of a mixed drink.» Read Full Article
The 20/20 Networking Water's Edge Boat Club Boat Tour takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 26 from 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Pewaukee Lake.
Put on by the Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce and the Hartland Chamber of Commerce, the event kicks off at Water's Edge Boat Club, N27 W27250 Woodland Drive.
Admission is $10 for non-members and at-the-door registrations.
The two chambers team up every month to run an event or activity for its members and non-members as well.
Village of Mukwonago — A 26-year-old Mukwonago woman faces homicide charges for her alleged role in the overdose death of Mitchell Nuernberger.
Brittany Tipton, S77 W32025, was charged on Tuesday, Aug. 19, in Waukesha County Circuit Court with first-degree reckless homicide.
According to the criminal complaint, Nuernberger contacted Tipton on May 10 — one day after he had been released from jail for stealing from his mother to fund a drug addiction — looking for some heroin.
The victim’s mother said in the complaint that Nuernberger went for a lengthy walk later that day and used the bathroom for “a long time” when he returned; he came out looking sweaty and “blinking a lot,” she said.
Nuernberger then fell asleep on a couch and woke up briefly to say goodnight to his mother who found him almost nine hours later on the same couch with a faint pulse, covered in vomit, according to the complaint.» Read Full Article
Oconomowoc High School would like to welcome parents to the 'New to OHS' Open House on Tuesday, Aug. 26 from 2 -4 p.m. In order to have an opportunity to meet your child's teachers and experience a condensed version of a day in the life of an OHS student, please remember to print a copy of your son or daughter’s schedule prior to attending.
Parents may enter the building through the OAC Auditorium doors and proceed into the auditorium for Principal Joseph Moylan’s 2 p.m. welcome address This is an opportunity to learn the school song, tour the school, hear about course curriculum and expectations from teachers, ask questions, learn more about how we use Family Access for communication, meet Student Services staff and learn more about Naviance as a career and college readiness tool, and gather information about clubs and activities.
The health room, located inside Student Services, will be staffed throughout the evening for parents to drop off medications for their student prior to the start of the school year.
On a hot a night at Oconomowoc's sparkling new Ed Rux Stadium, Kettle Moraine's defense stopped the Raccoons cold Friday.
Anchored by five turnovers, the KM defense allowed Oconomowoc just 39 yards in the middle two quarters and walked off the field with a 14-7 nonconference victory over OHS. It was the first game of the 2014 season for both teams, with Oconomowoc debuting its revamped facility complete with synthetic turf and a new scoreboard.
Oconomowoc's defense also played well, allowing KM just two touchdowns, one in the second period and one the third quarter. Cooney came into the game having beaten KM the last three years. In the last 10 years, KM now holds a 6-4 edge over the Raccoons.
Andrew Trafton scored the game's first touchdown on a 1-yard run for the Lasers on the first play of the second period, and KM scored again when quarterback Mitch Pfeifer hit end Will Duchow on a 22-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. Trafton's run was set up by the longest play of the night, a 46-yard pass from Pfeifer to a wide open Duchow at the Cooney 14-yard line.
Oconomowoc's lone score came with just 5:16 to play after KM botched a punt attempt. OHS took possession of the ball at the KM 27-yard line and scored seven plays later when Zach Clayton tossed a halfback option pass to a wide open Zach Helwig in the right corner of the end zone.» Read Full Article
They can be the most perplexing 23 feet and 4 inches anywhere on the football field. Some teams don't even bother with them.
When Matt Fritchen's extra-point attempt with 1 minute, 22 seconds left to play sailed wide of that expanse between the posts Friday, it left the Pewaukee football team facing a cruel 14-13 defeat at the hands of host Waterford. The Pirates overcame a lethargic first half and caught a late break to pull within a point, but the Wolverines atoned for a 17-0 loss at the hands of Pewaukee to open the 2013 season.» Read Full Article
Have you seen the construction going on north of the Highway 16 exit at Ryan Street in Pewaukee?
A new private school is scheduled to open in the fall of 2015.
Check out Tuesday's Lake Country Reporter and hear from the founder of the project.
www.wingsoverwaukesha.com for more information.Waukesha County Airport will be buzzing this weekend with the Wings Over Waukesha air show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This year’s show features female pilots Susan Dacy and Patty Wagstaff and other national aerobatics acts. There will be kids activities, a museum for military heroes, war planes and military items plus food, beverages and aviation-related merchandise for sale. Enjoy a pancake breakfast on Sunday. Admission is $15 at the door. Rides on a World War II B-17 bomber and helicopter are extra. Waukesha County Airport (Crites Field) is located at 2525 Aviation Drive, Waukesha. Visit
St. Agnes Parish in Butler is having its annual parish festival from 4 to 11 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at 12801 W. Fairmount Ave., Butler. The festival features live music, food and giant rummage sale. Friday includes a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. and kids movie night 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday includes a ride wristband special for kids from noon to 4 p.m., dinner special 4 to 7 p.m., kids movie night 7 to 10 p.m. and 2-on-2 basketball tourney.
The Depot Museum, N63 W23075 Main St, Sussex, will be open 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Sussex-Lannon Area Historical Society Depot Museum includes the new Sussex/Lannon Land O’ Lakes baseball exhibit, and ongoing local Taverns & Saloons presentation. Parking is available at Piggly Wiggly or the municipal parking lot across Main Street. Admission is $4. Call (262) 246-3603 for information.
Shattered, the Rolling Stones tribute band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at SummerStage at Lapham Peak, W329-N846 County Highway C, Delafield. Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors and students; $5 for youth. For more information call (262) 337-1560 or visit www.summer-stage.org.
Local firefighters are hosting the second annual Southeast Wisconsin National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept. 5, at Western Lakes Golf Course in Pewaukee.
On Saturday, Aug. 23, ProHealth AngelsGrace Hospice will celebrate its 10th anniversary by throwing a party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the facility.
The community is invited to attend the event on the residential hospice’s scenic grounds in Oconomowoc. The celebration will include a complimentary picnic lunch, ice cream social, local entertainers, arts and crafts projects and a 1b p.m. balloon release to celebrate and remember the lives of patients who have passed at AngelsGrace Hospice.
Musical entertainment will be provided by Rick Grothaus, Jeff Leonard and Sterling & Brass, Lake Country’s brass quintet
As Highway 83 construction continues in the village of Wales, the municipality has announced that on Friday, Aug. 22 the contractor is scheduled to install curb and gutter along the east side of South 83 from Brandybrook Road north to Wales Lawn and Garden. The work will be performed to maintain access as much as possible but will entail closing some driveways for the weekend.
Residents are encouraged to continue to watch for signs and express caution in work zones.
Dogs will fly this Sunday.
The Petlicious Dog Bakery and Pet Spa hosts the Pier Pups Canine Dock Diving competition at Petlicious Dog Bakery, 2217 Silvernail Road in Pewaukee, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost to register your dog is $15 at Petlicious or at www.pierpups.com.
There will be also be dog food demonstrations, treats for dogs and humans, doggy ice cream, raffles, rescue groups and other activities.
For more information about Sunday's event call 262-548-0923.
The fall session of Storytime at the Oconomowoc Public Library begins on Sept. 9. No registration is required.
Baby Storytime (18 months and under) will be held on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m.
Lapsit Storytime (19-35 months) is planned for Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Preschool Storytime (36 months and up) will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:45 a.m.
Families with babies and young children are encouraged to take “The Reading Pledge” to make reading a priority in your home, and get a free book and reading journal. Sign up anytime, either with the children’s librarian or at the checkout desk.
Friends of Mukwonago Athletics will once again host FOMA FEST on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 5 p.m. to midnight at the Kettle Moraine Ranch in Eagle. The event is $25 and features live music, food and beverages, and both a live and silent auction. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mukwonago High School boys and girls locker room renovation and the construction of the high school’s first ever Girls Fast Pitch Softball Field. Those attending must be 21 or older. For more information or to donate visit www.friendsofmukwonagoathletics.com.
Village of Hartland - About two dozen Lake Country residents showed up at a public information meeting to review revised plans for a proposed expansion of the Highways 83 and 16 interchange.
The new plans eliminate the use of roundabouts and reduce from six to four the number of through lanes that will extend about a quarter mile from the interchange south to near Cardinal Lane.
However, the proposal ran into opposition from some citizens and elected officials who questioned the need for the project pointing out that the existing interchange is less than 10 years old and traffic usually flows smoothly through the interchange.
Other elected officials and residents defended the Wisconsin Department of Transportation plans. Proponents noted that the Highway 16 is old and in need of repair and there are traffic ties up during rush hour on some of the ramps of the interchange.
The plans include converting a quarter mile of the existing two lane Highway 83 into a four lane divided highway. There will be new bridges over Highway 16 and Vettelson Road. Interchange ramps will be reconstructed, New traffic signal lights will be installed and side walks or multi purpose paths will be added along the road.» Read Full Article
Ther American Legion Auxiliary Unit #375 are gathering for an informational workshop and social hour on Sunday, Aug, 24 at 10 a.m. and ending with lunch at noon.
The event will take place at the Mukwonago Legion Hall, 627 County Highway NN, and all are welcome to participate.
Arrowhead Union High School District's annual meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20 in the North Campus theater.
New business on the agenda consists of school board members' salaries. Currently, a single board member receives an annual salary of $3,050.
The budget hearing will preceded the annual meeting at 7 p.m. in the same location.
A tree knocked down in today's late morning storm that pushed through Mukwonago, pulled down electric lines, cutting power to two houses and blocking the intersection at Shore Drive and Atkinson Street.
Police are on scene waiting for Wisconsin Electric to arrive.
Volunteers are needed for the 21st annual East Troy Bluegrass Festival coming to the East Troy Village Square on Sept. 13 and 14.
The East Troy Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to work three-hour shifts to sell food and beverage tickets, admission wristbands, and to man the Chamber's beverage stand and office, during the run of the festival from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m on Sept. 13, and from 9:30 am to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 14.
Help is also needed with set up from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., and clean up from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., each day.
Interested parties can check out the volunteer schedule online or contact Vanessa Lenz at email@example.com for more information.
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Oconomowoc woman stands accused of selling heroin to a police informant, and possibly others, on three separate occasions.A 27-year-old
Stacey, 304 S. Silver Lake Street, was charged on Friday, Aug. 15, in County Circuit Court with three felony counts of delivering heroin, maintaining a drug trafficking place and possession of both narcotic drugs and drug paraphernalia.
According to the criminal complaint, a Waukesha County detective observed Hutterer sell heroin three times, once in late May and twice in early June, from her car to a confidential informant.
Court records indicate that police then executed a search warrant on July 11 on Hutterer’s apartment and reportedly found more of the drug.
Officers also recovered numerous items of drug paraphernalia, including 11 used and unused needles, a cooker and a tourniquet, from Hutterer‘s purse when they brought her in for questioning, the complaint says.» Read Full Article
The Mukwonago Area Chamber of Commerce is going to be busy Thursday. Six chamber members have either recently opened or recently relocated leading to one exhausting day for those big scissors.
At Monday's annual meeting held in the Pewaukee High School auditorium, the Pewaukee School Board approved a motion to levy a proposed property tax of $25,959,140 for the 2014-15 school year.
It is a projected 4.91% decrease from the 13-14 levy. Last year's total levy was $27,300,729.
Assistant Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer John Gahan explained the Department of Public Instruction announced PSD would receieve a projected increase of 125% or a total of $1,667,677.
The increase in aid is driven by the fact that the district experienced a growth of over 6% in resident student population while the property values in the community experienced a slight decrease overall in the school district.
A more detailed version of the meeting will be in Thursday's Lake Country Reporter with quotes from Gahan.