Mukwonago’s boys basketball team held off a rally by Beloit Memorial to win Saturday’s regional final, 57-47.
“We withstood their run,” Indians coach Jim Haasser said. “We dug in and did what we had to do to win. It was all about defense.”
With both teams tense to start the game, the Indians took an 8-4 lead into the second period.
The Knights didn’t get their first points until 3:08 remained in the period, an indication of Haasser’s stress on defensive intensity.
Nathan Tanguay began what proved to be Mukwonago’s offensive spark with a free throw and a long three pointer.» Read Full Article
Arrowhead's boys basketball team knocked off host Sussex Hamilton Saturday night in a WIAA regional title game, 49-34. The Warhawks held the Chargers to its lowest point total of the season.
AHS led from start to finish.
Last year Sussex defeated the Warhawks in the same game.
Host Waukesha Catholic Memorial's boys basketball team ended the Pewaukee season Saturday night by scoring a 68-58 WIAA Division 2 regional championship game victory.
CMH outscored Pewaukee 11-3 in the final 1:38 of the first quarter to lead 23-14 after the first period. Pewaukee never got closer than three points the rest of the game.
Ty Sabin made 13 of 19 shots from the field and finished with 31 points for Memorial.
Eric Lutzen led the Pirates with 17 points and John Conroy had 11.
Twice during the regular season, Hamilton arch-rival Menomonee Falls came close to an upset. But Hamilton wasn't in the upsetting mood in the WIAA Division 1 playoffs.
The Chargers successfully turned away Menomonee Falls, 70-54 giving Hamilton a three-game sweep on the Indians (7-16).
In the infant stages of Friday's meeting, the Chargers were up 5-4, but scored the next 15 points to take a 20-4 lead after eight minutes of play. During the rally, field goals from Austin Kendziorski, Mark Gryszkiewicz, Brett Buehler and Brady Ellingson brought the large Hamilton contingency to their feet.
Menomonee Falls began the second quarter with a 15-foot jump shot by Juwan McCloud, but a field goal by Aaron Konop off a rebound gave the Chargers a 25-8 advantage.
Jason Precia had a rebound-basket for the Indians, cutting Hamilton's lead to 10 points at 27-17, but Hamilton walked into the locker room at halftime up by 13 points 34-21.» Read Full Article
Mukwonago's top-seeded boys basketball team, using its accustomed physical intensity, strength on the boards and excellent defense, played the role of favorite to a T and pulled steadily away to a 66-40 victory over Janesville Parker in the opening round of the playoffs Friday.
Step two in WIAA playoff action will be taken on the home court against Beloit Memorial at 7 p.m. Saturday.
"I love having the advantage underneath," said Indians senior forward Nathan Tanguay with a smile. "I can't wait to play tomorrow - to be physical. It was tough tonight because the officials called it tight and we had to lay off a little."
After a bit of a shaky start that still had Mukwonago leading 15-12, the Indians held Parker to just 8 second quarter points to lead 31-20 at intermission.
Dominic Cizauskas netted 14 of his game high 16 points in the first half and finished with 13 rebounds. The second period proved sloppy for both teams, but the Indians dominance on the boards enabled them to pull away to the 9 point lead. J.J. Scott led Janesville Parker with 9 of his team high 14 points in the opening half.» Read Full Article
Pewaukee High School presented the musical "Aida" on Friday night in the auditorium adjacent to the school's field house, and though the boys basketball game therein didn't resemble the finesse of a well-choreographed musical, the Pirates earned their encore in the WIAA Division 2 playoffs.
Playing a team that lost by just 3 points to Pewaukee on Feb. 8, the Pirates enjoyed greater comfort this time around, riding a 22-2 run to take a 64-47 victory over Greendale in the second round of the postseason. Pewaukee advanced to face Catholic Memorial at 5 p.m. Saturday in the regional final.
Though junior forward Eric Lutzen was saddled with early foul trouble, and Pewaukee's five 3-pointers were crucial to keeping the team afloat in the first two periods, the Pirates controlled the action for much of the second half.
"We knew even though we beat them twice (during the regular season), those were 2 or 3-point games, so we knew we had our hands full tonight," said first-year Pewaukee coach Mike Basile, procuring his first playoff win at the Pirates' helm. "The kids just beat them in the second half."
Lutzen was whistled for his second offensive foul and third foul overall with just 15 seconds gone by in the second quarter, and Greendale took advantage to grab an 18-15 lead. Ryan Stepanovich, who led Pewaukee with 12 points, hit a 3-pointer with 5:15 to go in the half as the first points in the big run, which put Pewaukee up by a 26-20 count at the break and led into the first 11 points of the second half.» Read Full Article
Arrowhead's boys basketball team defeated visiting Kettle Moraine Friday night in a WIAA opening round regional game, 68-57. The win vaults the Warhawks into the regional title game Saturday against host Sussex Hamilton at 7 p.m.
The score was tied at 35-35 at halftime before the Warhawks took charge in the third period. AHS led 46-41 after three periods.
Arrowhead led by 17 points in the fourth quarter.
Kenny Finco led the Warhawks with 18 points and Kyle Keranen had 12 and Dom Todarello 11.
KM was led by Paul Miller with 15, Mike Ottusch 14 and Mitchell Oleson 11.
process to assess current educational facilities and technology infrastructure and to establish short and long term priorities for capital maintenance, upgrades, replacements, equipment, furniture, renovations and construction needs," residents can refer to the Master Planning link for more information.As the Kettle Moraine School District goes through its master planning "
The Facility and Technology Assessment completed by Eppstein Uhen Architects is available on the link, along with a master planning timeline, survey results and dates of upcoming community presentations.
A spaghetti dinner is being hosted by Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue and Wisconsin Akita and Friends Rescue this Saturday, Feb. 23
The event will be from 5-7:30 at St. James Acitivity Center, 830 Cty Rd. NN, Mukwonago and will include spaghetti, homemade meatballs, bread, coffee, milk and water.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and children 12 and under are $5.
All proceeds from the even benefit Bichon and Little Budies and Wisconsin Akita and Friends Rescue.
For more information or to reserve tickets, call (262) 470-4833.
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.
St. John's Lutheran in Mukwonago is closed today, and the Palmyra-Eagle School District will start two hours later than usual.
The Alice Baker Memorial Library in Eagle will also open two hours late.
The area remains under a winter weather advisory until 6 p.m.
The heavier snow has moved north ofthe area, leaving behind 2 to 4 inches of snow accumulations. Windss will cause blowing and drifting through mid-morning.
Light snow is expected to pick up again later this morning and this afternoon, with accumulations of up to 2 additional inches. Freezing drizzle is also possible.
It may be cold outside, but if you move around it’s not so bad.
Lots of people will get moving at the Frostbite 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 120 Nashotah Road, Nashotah.
Proceeds benefit the St. Joan Athletic Association. For information go to www.sjarc.org, under “Parish School,” then “Frostbite 5K.” Cost is $35.
For more information go to http://www.sjarc.org/.
There are other ways to feel healthy during this winter weekend.» Read Full Article
City of Delafield - A plan that would more than double the size of the Lake Country Fire and Rescue was outlined tonight during a sometimes stormy meeting of representatives from the six communities that would be served by the department.
The department serves the City of Delafield and the villages of Nashotah and Chenequa. The proposal calls for fire departments from the Town of Delafield, the Village of Hartland, and the City of Oconomowoc to be added into a regional department with a budget of about $4.2 million annually.
About $2.6 million in revenues would be raised through ambulance and emergency medical services billings. The six communities would share in raising an additional $1.6 million for the department.
Representatives for the Village of Chenequa warned that absorbing all three communities at once may be too big of an expansion of the department. The Chenequa officials suggested a more incremental consolidation might be preferable.
Oconomowoc Mayor Jim Daley suggested any proposal that resulted in increased fire protection costs for city could be a "deal breaker." However, he emphasized the city was interested in a consolidation with Lake Country Fire and Rescue.» Read Full Article
Kelly Smith hit the second of two free throws with 5.1 seconds to go, and Arrowhead's girls basketball team continued a late-season surge by topping Classic 8 Conference champion Mukwonago on Thursday, 50-49.
The Indians, which clinched the outright title by default one night later when Waukesha West fell to Waukesha North, picked up a 3-pointer from Jenny Tuttle with 11.6 seconds to go to knot the score. Smith drove the floor and cut toward the right side of the basket, where she drew a shooting foul. After the first free throw clanked out, she swished the second.
Mukwongo forced two late turnovers and converted both into baskets in the final 51 seconds to pull even with Arrowhead. The Warhawks led all of the second half after opening the third quarter on a 9-0 run.
Mukwonago's Bre Cera hit a 30-foot shot at the buzzer to give her team a 26-25 lead at the break.
Tori Miller hit 4 of 6 from 3-point range and finished with 14 points for Arrowhead (14-8 overall, 10-4 in conference). Tuttle finished with 13 points on Senior Night for MHS (20-2, 12-2).
The results of Tuesday's Republican primary for the 98th Assembly District in Waukesha County - where Adam Neylon emerged the unofficial winner by a slim margin of 30 votes - hangs in the balance as municipal clerks wait a few more days for a total of 154 unreturned absentee ballots.
Clerks in four of five communities in the district are waiting until 4 p.m. Friday to see how many of the absentee ballots show up, Waukesha County Clerk Kathleen Novack said Thursday.
State law requires clerks to count absentee ballots that arrive by the Friday after an election as long as they are postmarked the day of the election.
The number of outstanding ballots is more than enough to alter the outcome of the race.
Neylon, a Village of Pewaukee window cleaning business owner, received 2,003 votes to outpoll Village of Pewaukee Police Chief Ed Baumann, who received 1,973 votes, according to unofficial complete returns.» Read Full Article
Bill MacCluskey is still a candidate in the Richmond School Board election, albeit one who has explicitly stated he does not want to win.
Pewaukee resident MacCluskey, 45, beat out Michelle Jackson, 40, for the fourth spot on the ballot in the April 2 election, receiving 64 votes to Jackson’s 39 at Tuesday’s primary.
According to Richmond District Administrator Sue Williams, that means his name will appear on the ballot in the general election, despite sending a notice to the school on Feb. 11 stating that he no longer wishes to seek office.
“I was told the only way he could get off the ballot is if he died, God forbid,” Williams said.
Four candidates are competing for two board seats being vacated by longtime board President Ken Skarie and Clerk Lisa Boyer.» Read Full Article
The Oconomowoc Public Library and the Oconomowoc Junior Women’s Club Present: Youth Art Month Celebration.
Who: Kids in 4K-4th grade
What: FREE! Get creative at the library: Paint a watercolor like Kandinsky, create irises like Van Gogh, draw a still-life like Thiebaud, experiment with printmaking, and make a miniature foil fellow.
Please wear clothes that are appropriate for messy fun
When: Saturday March 2, 10-11:30 am
Where: Oconomowoc Public Library
200 W. South St. Oconomowoc WI 53066
How: Please register at
After some discussion at the Town of Mukwonago board meeting this evening, the board approved an ammended version of the agreement with the Village of Mukwonago fire department. This agreement provides at least another year of the joint Mukwonago Fire Department.
First up on the agenda is making a decision regarding the department's ladder truck. Out of service since January, Mukwonago has faced several fires without an important piece of equipment, depending on other departments when the ladder truck is needed.
The options are to fix the old truck based on the repairs they know are needed (a price tag of $54,000), refurbish the old truck (a pricetag more than $400,000), remount the old truck ($687,771), or to look into purchasing new.
Purchasing new became an option when a potential deal was presented that would allow the department to obtain a new truck for $775,000--a good deal when most new trucks run $950,000.
Some, but not all, repairs were anticipated in this year's budget.» Read Full Article
After the recent departure of long-time Department of Public Works Superintendent Tom Johnson, Big Bend met late last week to discuss the hiring of a new one.
DPW Assistant Eric Pedersen will step-in as Superintendent this week. Pedersen served as a part time employee of the department under Johnson.
In October 2010 the Village Board voted Pedersen into part-time status, working more than 500 hours with the department per year.
Kettle Moraine School Board members went home tonight with a hefty amount of homework - an orange flash drive loaded with a 600 page report on the district's facilities and technology - as the district steps into the master planning process. It's work the district hasn't done since about the 1980s Superintendent Pat Deklotz pointed out.
"It is not the most important work we do. It is part of the work we do...to educate children at the highest level possible," Deklotz told the board.
However, as the district looks at its important work, district facilities and technology become part of the process.
As a team from Eppstein Uhen Architects walked through an executive summary, common recommendations pointed to an infrastructure that cannot accommodate the mission of the district to provide learning without boundaries and projects such as Bring Your Own Device (BOYD) to support individualized learning.
Facilities, many of which have original windows and doors from possibly the 60s, some which "have seen better days," and systems reaching the end of their lifetime stood out as recurring items needing attention.» Read Full Article
Village of Pewaukee window cleaning business owner Adam Neylon won Tuesday's Republican primary for the 98th Assembly District, all but guaranteeing he will take the Waukesha County seat in the April 2 general election because no Democrat is running.
Neylon, 28, beat out four others - Village of Pewaukee Police Chief Ed Baumann; construction project manager Todd Greenwald of the Village of Pewaukee; Marquette University graduate student Matt Morzy of Waukesha; and Jeanne Tarantino of Waukesha, the former chief of staff to Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
Neylon led his closest opponent, Baumann, by 30 votes out of more than 5,200 cast. That means the official canvass will be closely watched. If the lead holds up in the canvass, the close margin would raise the possibility of a recount because candidates can get the state to pay for recounts in instances when the margin is less than half a percentage point.
The district includes the City of Pewaukee, Village of Pewaukee, Sussex and the northern portion of the City of Waukesha.
The general election is April 2, but only the name of the GOP primary winner will appear on the ballot because no Democrats or independents registered.» Read Full Article
The shot came from three steps beyond the 3-point arc, but when T.J. Schlundt let the basketball go, there wasn't much sign of doubt in his body language, nor was there much surprise when it swished through.
"Didn't Vince Lombardi say, 'When you get to the end zone, act like you've been there?'" Schlundt asked with a smile.
Lombardi would have been entertained by Oconomowoc's dramatic performance Tuesday in Verona, when the Raccoons battled back from a 17-point deficit in the second half to stun the host Wildcats in the opening round of the WIAA Division 1 boys playoffs, 76-73. Schlundt's triple with 1.8 seconds to play broke a tie and gave ninth-seeded Cooney a date with top seed Sun Prairie on Friday.» Read Full Article
The polls are closed and Richmond School Board candidate Cindy Milgram was the big winner in the primary race, receiving the most votes with 108, followed by Lew Krisberg with 102 votes, Victor Frangopoulos with 83 votes and Bill MacCluskey with 64 votes.
Michelle Jackson, 40, of Lisbon will not compete in the election, receiving the least amount of the votes with 39. She could not be reached for comment at this time.
The four candidates will face-off against each other in the April 2 election and voters will have an opportunity to hear their positions on a variety of issues at a March 19 candidate forum. The candidates are competing for two seats being vacated by long-time board members President Ken Skarie and Clerk Lisa Boyer.
Pewaukee resident Milgram, 38, said she was excited about the results.
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“I appreciate the confidence the voters have placed in me and now I plan on preparing for the April 2 election,” she said.
Arrowhead's boys hockey team dropped a 6-1 WIAA sectional first-round game to visiting Homestead Tuesday night at the Mullett Ice Center. The loss ended the AHS season at 15-8-2.
Homestead will now face Fond du Lac Friday night at the Mullett at 7 p.m. in the sectional title game. The winner will advance to the state meet.
After a scoreless first period, Homestead led 2-0 after the second period and built that lead to 3-0 before the Warhawks finally scored. Sam Dvorak had the lone goal for AHS.
The host Kettle Moraine/Mukwonago/Oconomowoc boys hockey team lost to the Whitefish Bay Storm Tuesday night in a WIAA sectional semi-final game at the Naga-Waukee Ice Arena, 3-2 in overtime.
KM led 2-0 going lost the game just 1:12 into the overtime.
Jeff Johnson and Austin Freeman scored the goals for the Lasers.
Around 30 votes are deciding the new 98th Assembly winner, with Adam Neylon counting in at 2,003 and Ed Baumann at 1,973.
Jeanne Tarantino is at 773 votes with Matt Morzy at 253 and Todd Greenwald at 215.
All wards are reporting in but it's unclear if there will be a recount due to the close race.
More updates will be posted at LivingLakeCountry.com.
Town of Ashippun Chairman Steve Panozzo may square off against Andrew Sellinger in the Spring election. With 173 and 121 votes counted at this point, challenger William Bremer came in last with 112 votes. However, the Town Clerk noted that there are 10 outstanding absentee ballots that have until Friday to be counted. Those have the potential of changing who faces Panozza in April.
Bremer however rallied in the race for Supervisor Two where the incumbent was the top vote getter with 160 ballots, followed by Wayne Uttke with 133 and David Adkins with 84.
Jay T. Greenwald, accused of hiding a loaded handgun at Ski Slide Park last October during a youth football game in Ixonia, pleaded no contest in Jefferson County Circuit Court on Monday to endangering safety, storing a loaded firearm near a child and disorderly conduct.
The judge agreed to withhold sentencing and placed Greenwald, 42, on probation for 12 months with the following conditions:
- Send a letter of apology to the Oconomowoc Youth Football League and to the parents of the children who found the handgun Greenwald allegedly hid in the woods.
- Surrender the .40-caliber handgun used in the offense so that it could be destroyed.
- Pay $729 in fines and reimburse court-appointed attorney fees
- Undergo any assessment, treatment, therapies or counseling as may be required by his probation officer
- Maintain employment as deemed appropriate by his probation officer
Two other misdemeanor charges of endangering safety and leaving a loaded firearm near a child were dismissed, but read in.
According to the criminal complaint:» Read Full Article
The state Department of Transportation has issued a traffic advisory cautioning motorists to be on the lookout for blowing and drifting snow that is causing hazardous driving conditions statewide.
High winds are causing poor visibility and large snow drifts in some areas. Many areas are also still icy after last night's freeze. And additional snow showers could further complicate the drive.
Motorists are advised to plan ahead, drive with extreme caution and expect delays, according to the DOT.
Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch is stepping down from her position in Madison---for a day at a time anyway.
Kleefisch has just begun a new initiative entitled Real Jobs with Rebecca that will take the Lt. Gov. out of her office and into an open job found on jobcenterofwisconsin.com.
Last week, Kleefisch spent a day with Gulfstream, a luxury jet manufactorer in Greenville. Today, the Lt. Gov. spent time at Signicast, a casting and molding company in Hartford.
The Oconomowoc native is promoting the website and the state's $100 million investment in finding jobs for Wisconsin's more than 200,000 unemployed residents.
Find out more about the tour and intiative in Thursday's Oconomowoc Focus.
Town of Lisbon - The February primary election is running smoothly, so far, according to town officials, despite the fact both the Town Clerk and Deputy Clerk are ill.
Clerk Jeff Musche and newly appointed deputy clerk Cassy Rivers, the officials usually in charge of town elections, were hospitalized Monday, according to Town Chairman Matt Gehrke.
Gehrke said that three chief election inspectors assigned to each of three polling places in the town, along with Deputy Clerk Treasurer Kelly Shields, will supervise the election in the absence of Musche and Rivers.
Shields said Musche was able to help open the Town Hall polling place this morning and is expected to help election officials close the Town Hall, Hamilton High School,and Richard Jung Fire Station polling places tonight.
Shields said she had conferred with Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Novack. Shields said Novack assured her that the town could count on help from county officials, if necessary.» Read Full Article
According to a news release, Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) in Pewaukee will be doubling its physical space and training capacity and allowing for heavy plate welding training.
“This expansion was necessary because we did not have the ability to do heavy plate welding in our current lab and there has been a considerable demand for welders from employers in our area,” said Mike Shiels, dean of WCTC’s School of Applied Technologies. “We needed to expand capacity to graduate more students from our welding programs and deliver more short-term training programs.”
The expansion to the welding lab in the college’s Advanced Manufacturing Center began in October 2012 and was completed in late January. The expansion doubled lab space from approximately 5,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet and includes the addition of 19 new Lincoln welding stations, bringing the lab’s total number of welding stations to 44.
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Polls are open for today's primary election, which includes a statewide race for Supreme Court justice.
You may also see local races, including the 98th Assembly District, Richmond School Board, Ashippun town chairman and supervisor.
Not sure where to vote? Go to https://myvote.wi.gov/Home.aspx.
Three WIAA sectional hockey games will be played in the Lake Country Tuesday night. The winners of all three games will advance to the sectional championship games on either Friday or Saturday.
Arrowhead (15-7-2) will host Homestead (11-14-1) at the Mullett Ice Center at 7 p.m. The winner of that game will play in the finals on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Mullett.
Kettle Moraine/Mukwonago/Oconomowoc (14-7-4) will host Whitefish Bay Coop (20-4-1) at the Naga-Waukee Ice Center at 8:15 p.m. At 5:15 p.m. at Naga-Waukee, Waukesha (18-6-1) will host Marquette (17-7-1). The two winners will play in the title game on Saturday at Naga-Waukee at 6 p.m.
Roads are snow-covered and slippery this morning; plan extra time for your commute.
The National Weather Forecast is predicting light snow continuing through the early morning with an additional inch or so of accumulation.
Temperatures are expected to fall between 5 and 15 degrees this morning, with windchills dipping below zero.
Most of the sidestreets in the Village of Hartland are slippery this morning as just over 3 inches of snow fell Monday night and Tuesday morning.
Several of the county roads north of Hartland also were snow-covered and slippery Tuesday morning.
In addition to the recently donated auction items for the Honor & Valor event held last week, two items were donated after the event to help raise money for the refurbishing project at Veterans' Memorial Park.
The two items are:
Item A: Downtown Abbey Dinner for eight- Opening bid $800. Donated by retired caterer Helen Forster, and hosted at Rosehill Farm (the home of Helen and Bert Forster), this authentic dinner for eight at her home includes brandy and wine. The current going bid is $800.
Item B: : 10 Yard Dumpster- (Waukesha County Only) Value $325- Opening Bid- $200 (Donated by Advanced Disposal). The current bid on the dumpster is at $450.
The deadline for bids is tonight at 9 p.m. and can be made via email to: email@example.com