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Eagle woman accused of stealing money from Cub Scouts

By Steve Garrison

June 28, 2013 12:56 p.m. | A 35-year-old woman was charged Thursday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with three counts of misdemeanor theft, allegedly using a Eagle Cub Scout troop’s debit card to purchase $3,565 worth of gas, food and groceries in 2011.

According to the criminal complaint, Village of Eagle Police were first made aware of the accusation in July 2012, when Chairman Michael Flatow of Eagle Cub Scout Pack 54 reported suspicious activity on the troop’s account.

Flatow told police that Rachael M. Schneider, an assistant to the troop, had used the card for personal use between October and December 2011, the complaint reads.

In a little over two months, Flatow claimed Schneider had spent $1,301 at Walmart, $308 at Farm and Fleet and $349 at Pick N’ Save, according to the complaint.

Schneider admitted in a statement to police that she had used the Boy Scouts’ card for personal use and said she had paid the troop back in full, the complaint reads.

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Hartland heroin addict charged with burglary

By Steve Garrison

June 28, 2013 8:58 a.m. | A 26-year-old Hartland man was charged Thursday, June 27, in Waukesha County Circuit Court with allegedly entering a neighbors apartment and stealing around $600 worth of jewelry.

According to the criminal complaint, Nicholas J. Bronsted told police he used a master key to enter into a neighbors apartment March 10 because he thought he heard an animal scratching at the door.

A recovering heroin addict, Bronsted said that once he was inside the apartment, located at 732 Mansfield Court, Village of Hartland, he decided to steal the jewelry, the complaint reads.

Bronsted told police that he relapsed along with “drug buddy” Lindsay M. Mathson, 26, and the two sold the jewelry to a Brookfield store for $600 in cash, according to the complaint. Mathson, a Pewaukee resident, was charged with party to the crime of misdemeanor theft.

Found in Bronsted’s possession was drug paraphernalia and a white envelope containing heroin, according to the complaint.

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Have fun at a fest this weekend

By Marilyn Jozwik

June 28, 2013 12:00 a.m. | The window of opportunity to enjoy outdoor summer entertainment is very small for our neck of the woods.

That’s why summer weekends are jam-packed with fun things to do.

This weekend there are festivals, music, art shows and more to enjoy.

At Our Creative Outlet, W23421 Main St., Sussex, you can watch raku firing and pottery demonstration at the open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. You can also enter a raffle for a class and make a tile for the garden bench plus enjoy the new studio and gallery.

A couple of Lake Country towns have big festivals this weekend.

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Gift causes traffic issue

By Kelly Smith

June 27, 2013 8:50 p.m. |  Town of Lisbon - A plan commissioner voiced concerns tonight about  potential traffic safety issues that may be created by the construction of athletic fields south of Hamilton High School along Town Line Road.

Halquist Stone Company is donating $200,000 for the construction of soocer fields and a girls softball complex located on land that is south of  a parking lot that serves both the existing atheltic complex and the Fine Arts Center.

The two softball diamonds will be located on the west side and several soccer fields will on the eastern half of the new facility.

The softball diamonds will be primarily used by the girls high school softball teams while the soccer fields  will be used mostly by community youth soccer teams.

There will be a parking lot located near the soccer fields adjacent to Town Line Road, according to Jeffrey E. Grove, manager of buildings and grounds for the Hamilton School District

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Waukesha woman sought in Hartland drug death

By Steve Garrison

June 27, 2013 1:53 p.m. | A warrant was issued Wednesday for a 41-year-old Waukesha woman charged with allegedly providing the methadone that killed Hartland resident Corey S. Patz in March.

Beth A. Irving was charged June 26 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with first-degree reckless homicide, delivery of a schedule II narcotic drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Irving allegedly got the Methadone, typically used to treat heroin and narcotic addiction, from a drug addiction clinic in Waukesha.

According to the criminal complaint:

Hartland Police were dispatched at 4 a.m. Wednesday, March 27 to 335 Hartridge Drive after receiving reports of an apparent overdose.

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Sunday event honors armed forces, veterans

June 27, 2013 12:12 p.m. | Spring Creek Church and the community will honor local armed forces and veterans at the 16th annual Amerifest event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at the church, N35 W22000 Capitol Drive, Pewaukee.

The event will feature a free patriotic concert, outdoor entertainment, children’s activities and a community picnic. Concerts are scheduled for 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m., and lunch will be served between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. There is no cost for any of these events.

There will also be a car show, featuring more than 200 classic vehicles.

Though all Amerifest activities are free, tickets are required. To register and receive your free ticket, visit www.springcreekonline.com.

Spring Creek will also collect nonperishable food items for the Waukesha Food Pantry. Collection boxes will be stationed at each entrance.


Delafield Christian School rejected

By Kelly Smith

June 26, 2013 10:21 p.m. |  City of Delafield - The Plan Commission tonight uanimously rejected the idea of changing the city's land use plan and zoning code to allow construction of an exclusive 160,000 square foot Christian elementary school on 150 acres of farm land located west of the intersection of Highway 83 and Cardinal Lane and north of the Bark River.

The Christian Education Leadership Academy (CELA), developers of the school, said it would provide unique, high quality kindergarten through eighth grade education that would focus on academic excellence, leadership development, and Christian values.

There was little debate among plan commissioners following a nearly two hour public hearing where about 20 individual spoke, nearly all of them opposed to the proposed land use and zoning change.

The opponents were a combination of  local elected and appointed municipal officials, public school board members, residents who live near the proposed site, and city residents active in municipal politics.

They argued that for two decades the city has maintained the policy that agricultural lands,which total about 2,000 acres, should be reserved for agricultural uses unless the land is converted into residential estates with building lot sizes of a minimum of two acres.

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Palmyra-Eagle approves naming rights for new athletic complex

By Kaitlin Phillips

June 26, 2013 3:46 p.m. | Last night the Palmyra-Eagle Board of Education approved a naming rights agreement with Standard Process Inc. for a new athletic complex which will be constructed on the grounds of the Palmyra-Eagle High School/ Middle School campus. The project, with an estimated cost of one million dollars, will have the full financial support of Standard Process. 

Look for more in next week's Mukwonago Chief. 


Teens charged in Arrowhead pot deal

By Steve Garrison

June 26, 2013 3:06 p.m. | An 18-year-old Arrowhead High School student was charged Tuesday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with allegedly dealing marijuana to another student on school grounds in February.

Sussex resident Anthony S. Kunkel was charged with delivering THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, on school grounds, a felony which carries a maximum penalty of more than three years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

Samuel J. Peterson Kamp, 17, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. Kamp, a Nashotah resident, could face up to seven months n prison and $1,500 in fines if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, a police officer working with Arrowhead High School on Feb. 15 said that Kamp admitted to smoking marijuana after the officer smelled the distinctive odor on him.

Kamp was taken to the principal’s office and he was found to be in possession of a bag containing 1.6 grams of the substance and a homemade pipe that contained marijuana residue.

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Alice Baker library hosting program on economic development

By Carol Spaeth-Bauer

June 26, 2013 2:00 p.m. | The Alice Baker Library in Eagle will host Spotlight on Economic Development on Wednesday, June 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Eagle Municipal Building, 820 E. Main Street. 

Bill Mitchell and/or a representative from the Waukesha County Economic Development Corporation will be in Eagle to talk about economic development in Waukesha County and also speak about how businesses make the decision of where to site a business.


Woman accused of threatening WCTC staff

By Steve Garrison

June 26, 2013 10:34 a.m. |  A 19-year-old woman who allegedly threatened Waukesha County Technical College staff was charged Tuesday with disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the criminal complaint, Rhain J. Upton threatened May 28 to “shoot up” WCTC and two school officials over a disagreement about her return to college.

Upton was suspended from WCTC for fighting with another student in February 2012, according to the complaint. As a condition of her return, campus officials requested that Upton attend anger management classes.

Two school officials - Associate Dean Bethany O’Day and instructor Daniel Krier - were granted a restraining order against Upton in early June and Upton has been banned from school property.

Upton was arrested June 3 and found in her possession were items typically used to inject opiates, according to the complaint. Upton told police that she injects Percocet, an opiate pain medication, and typically snorts heroin.

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Mentally disabled man accused of sexually assaulting child at church

By Steve Garrison

June 26, 2013 9:26 a.m. | An 18-year-old mentally disabled man was charged June 25 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with sexual assaulting a child at Falls Baptist Church on Sunday, June 23.

According to the criminal complaint, Village of Menomonee Falls Police were dispatched to the church and told that the man, who will not be identified to protect the victim, was being held after being found in a darkened nursery room with the 6-year-old girl.

He told police that voices in his head told him to “rape her,” the complaint reads. The girl told police that the man allegedly took off her underwear and performed a sexual act on her. The two were found by the girl’s mother, who had sent the girl to the nursery to return a pillow.

The man’s grandmother and legal guardian told authorities that he suffers from bipolar disorder, attention deficit disorder and learning disabilities, among other things, according to a flight risk report. The court ordered at an initial appearance Tuesday, June 25 that the man’s competency to stand trial be determined.

The man originally fled after being found, but was persuaded to return to the church to await police.

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Delafield town reverses code decisions

By Kelly Smith

June 25, 2013 10:45 p.m. |  Town of Delafield - The Town Board tonight reversed two decisions it made two weeks ago.

On a 4 to 1 vote, the board adopted an ordinance that provides an exemption to home owners' whose properties violated the town's open space zoning requirements as a result of mistakes by builders, building inspectors or other town officials.

Two weeks ago, on a 2 to 2 tie vote, the Town Board rejected the code recommended by the Plan Commission.

Instead, the Town Board uanimously agreed to refer the proposed ordinance back to the commission with instructions to the commission to review the town's open space regulations. That decision was also reversed tonight.

A difference between tonight's meeting and two weeks ago was the attendence of Town Chairman Paul Kanter. Kanter was not able to attend the previous meeting where he would have cast the tie breaking vote.

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Accident blocking left lane on Highway 67

June 25, 2013 4:24 p.m. | An accident on Highway 67 north at I-94 was reported around 4:20 p.m. Officials are reporting the left lane is blocked on 67 in Summit.

No further information is available.


Sheriff's office issues correction on fatal crash in Eagle

By Kaitlin Phillips

June 25, 2013 3:45 p.m. |  In an updated media release, the Sheriff's Office has corrected the age of the victim in last night's Town of Eagle rollover incident.

Trevor Thomas was 18 years-old, not 20 as previously reported. Thomas has been identified as a resident of Dousman.

It is believed he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the incident. The accident is still under investigation by the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department.


Man on parole for attempted homicide accused of "cold-cocking" stranger at Kettle Moraine Days Festival

By Steve Garrison

June 25, 2013 3:28 p.m. | A 29-year-old man convicted of attempted homicide in 2001 is being held in Waukesha County on a $30,000 cash bond, having been accused of punching a man without warning at the Village of Eagle’s Kettle Moraine Days Festival this weekend.

Eric J. Lubinski was charged June 24 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with substantial battery and obstructing an officer, both repeater offenses.

The Capitol Times reported in June 2001 that Lubinski, then 17, was convicted of stabbing an 18-year-old Madison gas station employee eight times over a graffiti defacement dispute. Lubinski was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 15 years of extended supervision for the offense, according to online court records, and was on parole during the alleged incident in Eagle.

According to the criminal complaint:

A witness, who will not be identified to protect the alleged victim, told police that around midnight on Sunday, June 23 she was in the village festival’s beer tent when a man, identified as Lubinski, began hitting on her.

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KM remains undefeated

By Chuck Delsman

June 25, 2013 2:39 p.m. | Kettle Moraine's varsity baseball team edged last-place Waukesha North Monday, 4-3. The win moved the KM Classic 8 Conference record to 14-0 on the season.

The Lasers will play a doubleheader Wednesday at Waukesha West (9-6). Muskego is the second place team at 9-3.

No other conference team has a winning record.


Delafield man shot by police sentenced to 2 years probation

By Steve Garrison

June 25, 2013 11:33 a.m. |  Delafield resident Justin G. Ebbe, shot by police in January after a domestic dispute involving a shotgun, pleaded guilty Monday to one count each of endangering safety and disorderly conduct.

Ebbe was sentenced to two years probation, during which time he is not allowed to possess any knives, firearms or alcohol. He was also ordered to continue mental health treatment and be assessed for any alcohol or drug abuse issues. If Ebbe fails to meet the conditions of his probation, he could face up to 90 days in jail.

According to the criminal complaint:

The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department was alerted Jan. 8 by Ebbe’s parents that their son was suicidal and had armed himself with a shotgun while staying at their home in Delafield.

Jane Graff, Ebbe’s mother, told police that he had been drinking during the early afternoon and had recently quit his job, according to the complaint. Her and Ebbe got into a dispute after he armed himself with a shotgun and he allegedly fired a shot at her feet.

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Time running out to win free entry to Gilbert Brown football camp in our writing contest

June 25, 2013 10:38 a.m. | Share your Packers love and earn a chance to attend the Gilbert Brown All Star Football Camp free of charge. In 150-200 words, students in grades 1-through-8 can tell us what they love about the Packers, or describe a favorite Packers memory.

Email responses, name and phone number to jradcliffe@jrn.com by July 7. All entrants will be submitted into a drawing to win a free registration ($195 value) to the July 23-25 football camp engineered by Brown at the YMCA at Pabst Farms in Oconomowoc.

Entrants can hail from any hometown. The winner will appear in an upcoming issue of a Lake Country Publications newspaper.


Man dies in Eagle crash

June 25, 2013 8:18 a.m. |  

An 18-year-old man died in a single-vehicle carsh in the Town of Eagle Monday night.

Trevor Thomas was a passenger and was pinned inside the vehicle, according to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff's deputies and rescue personnel from the Eagle and Mukwonago fire departments responded to the crash on Highway CI east of Z at about 10:20 p.m.

Thomas was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the Sheriff's Department.

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Mukwonago school board committee to look at driver's education classes

By Carol Spaeth-Bauer

June 24, 2013 11:13 p.m. |  The Mukwonago Area School District learning committee will revisit the driver's education instruction offered at Mukwonago High School on Monday, July 1 at 6:45 p.m. in the district office on Highway NN. 

The classroom portion of driver's education was provided for students after school and during summer sessions at a cost of $35 per student, this past year, which covered the cost of instructional time at $20 an hour, according to Kathy Roe who teaches the classroom portion. Once the classroom portion is completed, students must provide proof of completion before starting behind the wheel training with a certified driving school.

Owner of Blue Knight Driving School John Walejewski told the school board he thinks there is a better system for providing driver instruction - by allowing private driving schools, which can also provide behind the wheel instruction, to use district facilities for a fee to provide classroom instruction.

Walejewski said he thinks everything is organized to feed the ex-high school teachers driver education students and doesn't allow private companies "a level playing field." 

School Board President Loren Tieman explained the issue would need to go to the committee level first before a recommendation could come to the school board. 


Old World Wisconsin launches book on history of the museum

By Carol Spaeth-Bauer

June 24, 2013 3:59 p.m. | Old World Wisconsin will host a book launch for "Creating Old World Wisconsin: The Struggle to Build an Outdoor History Museum of Ethnic Architecture" by John D. Krugler on June 30 at 2 p.m. The book chronicles the fascinating and complex origins of this outdoor living history museum, highlighting the struggles that faced its creators as they worked to achieve their vision. By documenting the story of the challenges, roadblocks, false starts, and achievements of the site's founders, Krugler brings to life the history of the dedicated corps who collected and preserved Wisconsin's diverse social history and heritage.

The event will begin with a 30-minute talk in the museum store's Ramsey Barn Theater. This will be followed by a question-and-answer session, then a book signing at the store. Copies of "Creating Old World Wisconsin" will be available for purchase. There is no charge for the talk or book signing. 

John D. Krugler is professor of early American history and public history at Marquette University. Krugler's presentation coincides with the 37th anniversary of Old World Wisconsin's opening to the public on June 30, 1976.

Click here for more details.


A little more jingle in your pocket

June 24, 2013 2:00 p.m. | Filling the gas tank is getting a little easier, as gas prices have dropped an average of almost 30 cents per gallon in just the last week.

A survey of Lake Country gas prices a week ago at gasbuddy.com showed the average price in Lake Country was $3.88 per gallon (down from a week earlier of $4.10 per gallon). Today, the price has dropped to an average of $3.59 per gallon.


Police search Balmer Park for suspect

June 23, 2013 8:28 p.m. | After receiving an anonymous tip, police searched the Balmer Park woods today in hopes of finding a suspect. No such person was found.

According to a news release from the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, at 10:33 a.m. on Sunday, they received an anonymous tip that a suspect "involved in an ongoing investigation" was camping in the woods in the area of Balmer Park, located near Lyndsay Road and Woods Edge Drive in the City of Pewaukee.

The Sheriff's Department Tactical Enforcement Unit was called out to complete a search of the area, assisted in the search by the City of Waukesha Police Department, City of Brookfield Police Department, Village of Hartland Police Department, Village of Menomonee Falls Police Department and Village of Pewaukee Police Department (as well the Pewaukee Fire Department).  

A reverse 911 call was made to the residents in that area around 1:50 p.m. advising them that police were nearby, looking for a possible suspect and to call 911 if they saw anything suspicious.

A search of the entire area was completed with no one located. After the search, the residents were notified that the area was cleared and they could resume normal activities.

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Sussex leads LOL West race

By Chuck Delsman

June 23, 2013 7:30 p.m. | The Sussex Cardinals took over sole possession of first place in the Land O' Lakes Western Division baseball league by defeating Oconomowoc Sunday, 8-5. Sussex leads the league with a 9-2 mark.

Other teams with top marks are Pewaukee 8-3, Brookfield Bulldogs 7-3, Brookfield Blue Sox 6-3 and West Bend 7-4.

Games this weekend saw North Lake defeat Monches10-4, Oconomowoc stop the Blue Sox 8-5, West Bend down Monches 7-3, Lannon outscore North Lake 6-2, Merton edge Hartland 4-2 and the Bulldogs defeat Pewaukee 9-3.


Weekend of summer fun around Mukwonago

By Kaitlin Phillips

June 21, 2013 3:11 p.m. |  It may have been a rainy start to the first official day of summer, but there are a few things to get excited about this weekend as the warm weather sticks around.

Kettle Moraine Days is taking place in Eagle through the weekend. A list of highlighted events is available here.

Also, don't forget about Relay for Life, happening tonight in Field Park in Mukwonago. If you don't want to brave the rain, there's still time to donate from the comfort of your own home.


Did a Janesville man accidentally fence stolen goods to Africa?

By Steve Garrison

June 21, 2013 10:42 a.m. |  The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department issued a warrant June 13 to determine whether a Janesville man unwittingly fenced stolen goods on behalf of an woman in Africa.

An affidavit filed with the warrant states that deputies were alerted to a potential credit card theft May 15. Dousman resident Jennifer Cox told police that her credit card had been used to purchase items from Office Depot valued at over $1,200.

Items purchased included a satellite laptop valued at $685 and a Galaxy Notebook valued at $527. Both deliveries were stopped, Cox told police, but another $10 item was shipped to a Janesville, Wis. address.

Police spoke with the Janesville resident, who will not be identified because no charges have been filed. He told police that he had been communicating with a woman from Africa who asked him to send the packages to her. She said it would be faster that way, the man said.

Police were able to view, with the man’s consent, 150 emails sent between the Janesville man and the woman from Africa.

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Celebrate summer and strawberries this weekend

By Marilyn Jozwik

June 21, 2013 12:00 a.m. | The longest day of the year is upon us, and with lovely Wisconsin weather – most of the time -- that’s something to celebrate.

If you feel the same way, join the fun at the Summer Solstice Celebration starting at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Oconomowoc City Beach Bandshell, 324 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc. The event is hosted by Abundant Joy Yoga & Wellness.

There will be 108 Sun Salutations with live music from 7 to 9 a.m.  Stand up paddleboard classes will follow at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Sign up at abundantjoyyoga.com.

There are other festivals to enjoy this weekend including the Strawberry Festival from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 36014 Sunset Dr., Summit.  Enjoy strawberries in shortcake, sundaes and pies plus feast on grilled food and Sprecher root beer and floats. Pick up some baked goods and some good summer reads at the bake and book sale and listen to live jazz from 1 to 3 p.m.

 For more information go to http://www.stmarys-dousman.com/.

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Todarello signs with Arkansas

By Chuck Delsman

June 20, 2013 9:09 p.m. | Arrowhead senior Dom Todarello officially signed a NCAA Division 1 scholarship to play college baseball with Arkansas on Thursday.

Todarello has not played with the Warhawks after having shoulder surgery in March. His status for the rest of this season is still up in the air.


KM defeats Arrowhead by one

By Chuck Delsman

June 20, 2013 8:03 p.m. | Kettle Moraine's baseball team improved to 13-0 in Classic 8 Conference play Tuesday night by edging host Arrowhead, 4-3. The Lasers have defeated the Warhawks three times by one run. They have seven one-run victories in league play.

KM is now 15-2 overall. Jake Pohlman had the game-winning hit in the two-run seventh inning. KM trailed 3-2 going into the seventh inning.

Pohlman also pitched the final two innings and earned the win. KM starter Austin Wolf worked the first five frames.'

James Reinowski went the first six innings  and into the seventh for Arrowhead before giving way to Jack Bredeson in the final inning.


Waukesha gun rights group files suit against DOJ

By Steve Garrison

June 20, 2013 11:43 a.m. |  Gun-rights organization Wisconsin Carry, Inc. (WCI) filed a lawsuit June 13 in Waukesha County Circuit Court challenging a Department of Justice rule limiting concealed carry class size to 50 students per instructor.

The organization argues in a petition that the rule, part of a set of permanent rules that went into effect June 1, exceeds the scope of what legislators originally intended in writing Act 35. Furthermore, Wisconsin Carry argues the rule violates the group’s constitutional right to equal protection under the law, because it does not apply to hunter’s safety classes or military training.

As a nonprofit, the organization argues that a 50-to-1 limit on class size, “would unnecessarily and wastefully consume WCI’s resources,” according to the petition.

“The bottom line is that the Attorney General doesn’t have the authority to create any sort of regulation like that,” WCI lawyer John Monroe argues.

As the group argues in its petition, Wisconsin statutes for concealed carry clearly state: “The department may not impose conditions, limitations or requirements that are not expressly provided for in this section on the issuance, scope, effect, or content of a license.”

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Mukwonago school board to receive update on drivers education program

By Carol Spaeth-Bauer

June 20, 2013 11:41 a.m. | The drivers education program is one action item on the agenda for the Mukwonago Area School District Board of Education at its meeting on June 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the district office on Highway NN.

A board member will also be appointed to the principal search committee and the Board will hear a presentaion on common core curriculum standards.

Visit the MASD website for the complete agenda.


Butler awaits new police chief

By Kelly Smith

June 20, 2013 9:38 a.m. |  Village of Butler - It will be at least next week before village trustees will be asked to approve the hiring of Lt. Dave Wentlandt as the new village police chief, after a Village Board meeting this week where village residents indicated they did not want local police services outsourced to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department.

Village Administrator Jesse Thyes anticipates it will be next week, at the soonest, before he receives a draft of a proposed contract for Wentlandt. Thyes said, if necessary, he will ask for a special Village Board meeting so trustees can act on the contract as soon as possible.

Thyes said hiring a new chief as soon as possible will help the village and the department get a fresh start after an investigation by the Sheriff's Department. That report said the Police Department often resembled a "college frat house" and was permeated with elements of racism and ponorgraphy under the leadership of former Chief Michael Cosgove, who resigned shortly after the investigation - requested by village officials - was launched.


HeartChase comes to Delafield

June 20, 2013 8:38 a.m. | The American Heart Association's HeartChase is coming to Delafield on Saturday, June 22.

Registration begins at 9, and the chase follows at 10 a.m., from Main and Genesee streets.

The chase is a competitive race to educate the public about Heart Disease while also raising funds.

This new program offers the community a creative way to explore the city, have a good time and contribute to an important cause.

HeartChase allows all participants the chance to have an adventure, without having to leave their city, and raise money to support the life-saving work of the American Heart Association. The adventure takes several teams throughout their city where they have to solve clues to complete checkpoints in the quickest time possible – to beat the other teams and be named as HeartChase champions.

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Cyclist taken by Flight after spill

June 20, 2013 8:14 a.m. | A 58-year-old Menomonee Falls man was taken by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital after falling off a bicycle in Menomonee County Park Wednesday.

Squads from the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department and Village of Lannon Police Department responded to the scene at about 6:59 p.m., along with rescue personnel from the Village of Menomonee Falls, Village of Lannon and Town of Lisbon fire departments. The man was unconscious when officers arrived, and had numerous abrasions, according to the Sheriff's Department.

The man was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. No motor vehicles were involved. The Sheriff's Department is investigating.


It's a beautiful day for a Farmer's Market

By Kaitlin Phillips

June 19, 2013 4:13 p.m. |  It's a beautiful day in Mukwonago. Don't forget about the Mukwonago Area Chamber of Commerce Farmer's Market in Field Park tonight until 7 p.m.

The market, which started in late May runs through October 9 and has a variety of local vendors.


Crash closes lane on I-94 in Summit

June 19, 2013 4:00 p.m. | A crash has closed the right lane on eastbound I-94 at Highway P in Summit, according to the state Department of Transportation. The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department is on the scene. The lane is expected to be closed for about an hour. No further details are available.


Stay informed, recycle more in Waukesha County

By Carol Spaeth-Bauer

June 19, 2013 1:21 p.m. | Waukesha County Recycling and Solid Waste staff will be available at Retzer Nature Center on June 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help residents stay informed and recycle more.  Park patrons or attendees of Retzer Nature Center's Saturday Explorations program, the "Ecological Lifeways of Trees," can speak to recycling staff to ask questions, pick up information, and take home giveaways.

Last year, Waukesha County residents recycled more than 19,000 tons of materials which generated shared revenue of $1.2 million for the 25 partnering communities, according to a news release from the Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use. Currently, Waukesha County residents recycle 51.7-percent of waste generated, including basic recyclable paper, bottles, cans, cartons and other items such as yard waste, appliances and motor oil.

"Markets are strong for paper, bottles, and cans and we want to help residents increase recycling to conserve natural resources, create jobs, and generate revenue for communities," stated Rebecca Mattano, Waukesha County Recycling and Solid Waste Supervisor.

For more information, visit  the website or call (262) 896-8300.


Islamic Society speaker presents at Mukwonago church tonight

By Carol Spaeth-Bauer

June 19, 2013 12:27 p.m. |  The Mukwonago United Church of Christ, S93 W30740 Highway NN, will host guest speaker Othman M. Atta on Wednesday, June 19 at 6:45 p.m. Atta is the executive director o the Islamic Society of Milwaukee, the largest Muslim organization in Wisconsin. He has delivered speeches to business, interfaith and other groups and has participated in numerous lectures, panel discussions and debates at local universities. 

Mukwonago United Church of Christ has been exploring different faiths as part of an educational series. There will also be a question and answer period during this time. 


Butler Inn to celebrate 25th anniversary this weekend

June 19, 2013 12:19 p.m. | The Butler Inn in Pewaukee is a quarter of a century old and ready to celebrate.

On Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23, the supper club steakhouse will serve up your favorite food and drinks, plus it will have live music and giveaways.

Known for black Angus steak, seafood, flambeed saganaki and those shredded onion rings, managers Louie and Peggy Markopoulos said they take great pride and pleasure in providing the finest quality food available to ensure a dining experience of the highest caliber.

“Basically, we’re going to have a 25-year bash!” David Tomter said.


'Robin Hood' at Arrowhead this weekend

June 19, 2013 12:17 p.m. | The hearty laughter of Robin Hood and his Merry Band will sweep through the trees of Sherwood Forest (temporarily transported to Arrowhead High School this weekend), as 62 local children and young people take the stage with two professional actors in Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s original musical version of "Robin Hood". The show, with original script and music by Daniel Nordquist, continues Prairie Fire’s tradition of presenting classic tales as you’ve never seen them done before.

Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, June 21and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at Arrowhead High School North Campus Theater, 800 North Ave., Hartland.

Tickets for the performances are $3 each and are available at Hartland Piggly Wiggly and at the door.

This week-long PFCT residency is being sponsored by Lake Country Children’s Theater. For ticket information, call (262) 367-7112. For other information, go to www.lakecountrychildrenstheater.org.


Anti-Walmart protesters pack Oconomowoc City Council meeting

By Steve Garrison

June 18, 2013 10:58 p.m. | Approximately 80 to 90 people packed into the Oconomowoc Common Council chambers Tuesday night to express their dissatisfaction with a plan to build a Walmart Super Center and Sam’s Club at Pabst Farms Town Centre.

Several community members spoke during the public comments segment of the meeting, raising concerns about Walmart’s labor practices, the impact the retail giant could have on local businesses, and public safety.

Resident Jack Melvin said that Walmart would be “the final nail in the coffin” for retailers already in Oconomowoc, such as K-Mart and Aldi’s.

“There is a Walmart in Watertown. There is a Walmart in Delafield. So where are they drawing [business] from?” he asked.

Scott Chapman said he moved to Oconomowoc in 2008 because of the city’s small-town feel.

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Kettle Moraine moves to 12-0

By Chuck Delsman

June 18, 2013 8:03 p.m. | Thanks to narrow 9-8 victory over visiting Catholic Memorial Tuesday night, Kettle Moraine's baseball team moved to 12-0 in Classic 8 Conference play and 14-2 overall. Those are the best two starts in school history.

KM scored nine runs in the bottom of the first  inning and never scored again. CMH chipped away at that deficit and had the tying run on third base in the bottom of the sixth. Jake Pohlman then came on and pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning to preserve his team's undefeated conference record and its one-run lead.

Keith Koehn, Robbie Dombrowski and Dom Nabak all had two hits each for the Lasers.


Dousman teen charged with hit-and-run after underage drinking party

By Steve Garrison

June 18, 2013 5:52 p.m. | A 19-year-old Dousman teenager was charged with two counts second-degree reckless endangerment and two counts hit-and-run, allegedly striking another teenager with his truck Saturday during a dispute at an underage drinking party.

Austin D. Loper was charged on June 17 in Waukesha County Circuit Court and could face more than 21 years in prison, $60,000 in fines, or both, if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, Waukesha County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched Saturday, June 15 to 280 Arlington Avenue, Village of North Prairie, after receiving reports of a drunken driver.

Two teenagers, Thomas Wolf, and Joshua Pederson, told police that Loper had left after getting into a fight with another partygoer over the use of a racial epithet, according to the complaint.

Pederson told Loper he had to leave and he initially refused, Pederson told police. He said the argument was only verbal until Loper allegedly struck him with his truck as he was leaving, according to the complaint.

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Early meeting, full agenda for Village of Mukwonago

By Kaitlin Phillips

June 18, 2013 4:50 p.m. |  Don't forget, the Village of Mukwonago has changed it's meeting time. The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight for the first time. 

The agenda includes the final ordinance of the floodplan zoning districts and an ordinance clarifying the duties of the Village Administrator.

The board will also look at a request to recind property taxes for the YMCA after a late filing for tax-excempt status caused confusion in this year's taxes.

Updates on Washington Park playground, Highway 83, and Honeywell Road repair are also expected.

Can't make it tonight? You can read more about these issues in next week's Mukwonago Chief.


Pewaukee fireworks officially "reignited"

By Melissa Graham

June 18, 2013 2:25 p.m. | The Fireworks Fundraising Committee in Pewaukee just issued their press release, officially announcing that the fireworks will go on. 

The release says it was it was devastating to have to cancel the 4th of July fireworks due to a lack of funding but thanks to the help of North Shore Bank, Pick ‘n Save and several other private donations, the fireworks are on.

Volunteers Jennie Stoltz and Kelley Woldanski had originally hoped to raise at least $11,000 for this year’s show and announced the cancellation of the show when they fell short a couple weeks ago.

Once this announcement was made, donations were reignited and with the help of North Shore Bank’s matching fundraiser and Pick ‘n Saves’ checkout fundraiser, they not only met the $11,000 minimum, but say they have surpassed it.

They estimate having somewhere between $13,000-15,000, their original goal.

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Last stand for Indian mascot in Mukwonago

By Carol Spaeth-Bauer

June 17, 2013 4:57 p.m. |  With the Wisconsin Supreme Court issuing an order declining to hear the appeal challenging the constitutionality of the state mascot law late last week, Mukwonago High School now faces the finality of changing its logo. 

Mukwonago residents Rusty Schoolcraft and Craig Vertz challenged the constitutionality of the law that was used by the Department of Public Instruction to force MHS to change its Indians nickname and logo. 

Attorney Samuel Hall Jr. of Crivellow Carlson represented Schoolcraft and Vertz in challenging the law.

“We’re certainly disappointed that the Supreme Court decided not to hear our appeal,” said Hall. “The only judicial opinion that actually addressed the substance of our claims agreed with our clients and ruled that the taxpayers and the schools were denied due process.

“However, we respect the courts’ rulings, and it is fitting that perhaps the final chance to remedy the inequities and bias of this law rests in the hands of the Legislature — the same branch of government that created it,” Hall added. 

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Waukesha man arrested in Chicago “high drug area,” charged with Vernon home burglary

By Steve Garrison

June 17, 2013 12:24 p.m. |  A 24-year-old Waukesha man was charged Friday with allegedly breaking into his parent’s Town of Vernon home last year, stealing electronics, jewelry, credit cards, and ammunition. Some of the items, including 200 rounds of .22 caliber rifle ammunition, were eventually recovered in one of Chicago’s “high drug areas.”

Andrew A. Kedzierski was charged on June 14 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with party to the crime of burglary (repeater), which carries a maximum sentence of more than 18 years in prison, $25,000 in fines, or both.

Kedzierski pleaded guilty in 2011 to possession of narcotics drugs, a felony for which he was sentenced to three years probation.

According to the criminal complaint:

Waukesha County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched August 12 to the residence of Richard and Judy Kedzierski, W252 S6480 Lucille Court, Town of Vernon, after receiving reports of a burglary.

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Fireworks saved in Pewaukee

June 17, 2013 11:49 a.m. | The Fireworks Fundraising Committee in Pewaukee will be issuing a press release later today, officially announcing that they've raised enough funds for the Fourth of July.

North Shore Bank matched donations made at the bank by individuals or non‐profit organizations to the Pewaukee Fireworks Fund, up to $3,500. 

Firework organizers had hoped to raise $11,000 for this year’s show, and were forced to cancel the event when donations only amounted to $4,000. They had to raise at least $8,000 for the show to go on.

Follow the Lake Country Reporter to see the release and learn how much was raised through community donations at North Shore Bank.


Supreme Court won't hear Mukwonago mascot and nickname appeal

By Bruce Vielmetti of the Journal Sentinel

June 17, 2013 11:05 a.m. | Wisconsin's Supreme Court has denied an appeal from two Mukwonago residents who challenged the process by which the state ordered the town's school district to drop its team name and mascot, the Indians.

Samuel Hall, attorney for the residents, said they were disappointed by the court's decision not to hear the appeal.

"The only judicial opionion that actually addressed the substance of our claims  agreed with our clients and ruled that the taxpayers and the schools were denied due process," Hall said.

"However, we respect the courts' rulngs and it is fitting that perhaps the final chance to remedy the inequities and bias of this law rests in the hands of the Legislature, the same branch of government that created it."

A Waukesha County judge last year ruled in favor of the challengers. But the state Court of Appeals in January reversed the decision, on the grounds that the two plaintiffs lacked standing to challenge the administrative process that led to the order that Mukwonago drop the Indians nickname.


Todarello commits to Arkansas

By Chuck Delsman

June 17, 2013 10:55 a.m. | Arrowhead senior Dom Todarello verbally committed Monday morning to play NCAA Division 1 baseball at the University of Arkansas. Arkansas offered the multi-talented Todarello a scholarship Sunday night and he accepted Monday.

Todarello will travel to Arkansas and spend two days at the school. He could play infield or outfielder for the Razorbacks.

Todarello originally commited to UW-Oshkosh but when the coach of the Titans was let go, he opted out. Nebraska then started recruiting the AHS shortstop but a deal couldn't be reached.

Last week Arkansas became interested and the deal got done Monday morning. It will be finalized on Thursday at the campus.


Victim identified in fatal motorcycle crash

June 17, 2013 10:19 a.m. | The Genesee woman killed in a motorcycle crash in Eagle on Saturday has been identified as Darlene Broberg.

According to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, Broberg was driving east on CI and did not negotiate the curve at Highway Z. She collided with a guardrail and was thrown from the cycle. She was not wearing a helmet, according to the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department. 

The Sheriff's Department and Eagle Fire Department responded to the crash at about 8:15 p.m. Broberg was not breathing and was unresponsive when emergency crews reached her. She was taken to Aurora Hospital in Oconomowoc, but was pronounced dead there from injuries suffered in the accident.


Merton Avenue ramp closed

By Kelly Smith

June 17, 2013 9:39 a.m. |  Village of Hartland - The west bound Highway 16 interchange with Merton Avenue will be closed todayuntil 4 p.m. according to electronic signs at the construction site.


Genesee woman killed in eagle cycle crash

June 17, 2013 7:17 a.m. | A 43-year-old Genesee woman died after a motorcycle crash on Highway CI east of Highway Z in the Town of Eagle on Saturday.

The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department and Eagle Fire Department responded to the crash at about 8:15 p.m. The woman was not breathing and was unresponsive when emergency crews reached her. She was taken to Aurora Hospital in Oconomowoc, but was pronounced dead there from injuries suffered in the accident.

The Sheriff's Department's report indicates that the woman was driving the motorcycle east on CI and did not negotiate the curve. She collided with a guardrail and was thrown from the cycle. She was not wearing a helmet.

The Sheriff's Department has not released her name.


KM basbeall team is 10-0

By Chuck Delsman

June 16, 2013 5:51 p.m. | After last Friday night's 5-4, eight inning Classic 8 Conference win over visiting Arrowhead, the Kettle Moraine boys baseball team moved to 10-0 in league play and 12-2 overall. It's one of the best starts in school history.

KM will play at second place Muskego (7-2) on Monday and then host Catholic Memorial on Tuesday. Thursday they play at Arrowhead. All of those games will begin at 5:30 p.m.


Lots of rain in the LC

By Chuck Delsman

June 16, 2013 5:48 p.m. | The Lake Country area was hit with more than two inches of rain on just two days last week.

Last Wednesday it rained 1.3 inches in Hartland and on Saturday, both early in the morning and late at night, another eight-tenths of an inch fell locally.


Tight race in LOL West

By Chuck Delsman

June 16, 2013 5:44 p.m. | After a 10-game weekend in the Land O' Lakes Western Division baseball league, Pewaukee and Sussex have emerged as the co-leaders as both sport 8-2 records. The Brookfield Blue Sox are third at 6-2. The Brookfield Bulldogs are fourth at 6-3.

Last  Friday night West Bend edged Monches, 3-1. On Saturday, Merton defeated the Bulldogs 6-4, Pewaukee nipped the Blue Sox 3-1, Menomonee Falls edged Hartland 3-2 and Sussex doubled up North Lake, 8-4.

On Sunday, games saw Oconomowoc whip North Lake 10-1, Pewaukee edge Merton 3-2, West Bend blank the Bulldogs 4-0 and Lannon down Hartland 16-6. The Menomonee Falls at the Brookfield Blue Sox was cancelled due to wet grounds.


SummerStage kicks off season

June 14, 2013 1:02 p.m. | SummerStage at Lapham Peak will have two music events for its opening weekend on Friday and Saturday, June 14-15.

The Summer Music Showcase will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, featuring area high schools and community theaters, with each group selecting performers and performances to highlight their shows for the upcoming season. Probable groups include Waukesha North, Catholic Memorial and Kettle Moraine high schools, Sunset Playhouse, Waukesha Civic Theatre and the Patio Players. Cost: $10.

The beginning of the year fundraiser, Party in the Park, will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15. The event will include a 1960s singalong with Nolan and the McAllisters, and performances by 2013 WAMI winner Nora Collins and Ian & The Dream and Funhouse. A variety of food will be available for purchase. Cost: $10.

SummerStage is a nonprofit organization formed in 2006 to showcase the performing arts in the heart of Lake Country. The outdoor performance venue is in Lapham Peak State Park on Highway C, just south of downtown Delafield. For more information, visit www.Summer-Stage.org or send email to info@summerstageofdelafield.org.
 


LCL soccer downed in semifinal

June 14, 2013 11:55 a.m. | The Lake Country Lutheran/University Lake School/Trinity Academy soccer team gave it its best shot -- a number of shots, in fact -- but the defending Division 3 state champion fell Friday in the state semifinal against Ozaukee, 1-0.

An own goal in the 16th minute gave Ozaukee the lead. Though the Lightning dominated in shots, 9-3, and corners, 4-1, including a combined 10-1 advantage in those two departments in the second half, Ozaukee held on.

Abby Carlson led the Lightning two shots on goal, with additional attempts from Kristin Collins, Margaret Tovar and Hannah Rezutek. One day after the LCL baseball team finished as state runner-up in Division 4, the LCL soccer unit finished 15-2-1. Read full story.


Legion band to play Sunday

June 14, 2013 11:48 a.m. | Rain may have canceled your plans Wednesday night to see the Oconomowoc American Legion Band perform at the City Beach bandshell, but you have another chance to see the band in concert this Sunday, as the concert has been rescheduled.

Cap off your Father's Day with the concert, slated for 7:30 p.m. in the Rhodee Memorial Band Shell at City Beach. The concert is free and open to the public.


Military man charged with Lannon house break-in

By Steve Garrison

June 14, 2013 10:29 a.m. | A 20-year-old military man on leave was charged Thursday with allegedly trying to break in to a stranger’s home in the Village of Lannon after a drunken domestic dispute.

Cody D. Tawyea was charged on June 13 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with obstructing an officer, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct, misdemeanor battery and criminal trespassing.

He could face more than three years in prison, $40,000 in fines, or both, if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department received reported at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 12 of a burglary in progress at 20179 W. Good Hope Rd., Lot 24, Village of Lannon.

Deputies made contact with resident Ralph Kish who said he heard noises on his deck earlier and decided to investigate, the complaint reads. He peeked out his door and a man in a white shirt forced entry into his home and began punching him. A fight ensued, he said, but he was eventually able to kick the man out. Kish had a bruised upper lip and rug burns on both knees, according to the complaint.

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Former Olympian to discuss college field hockey at University Lake School

By Steve Garrison

June 14, 2013 9:12 a.m. | University of Michigan field hockey coach Marcia Pankratz will be speaking to players and parents about college recruitment from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday night at University Lake School.

Pankratz was a two-time All-American selection at the University of Iowa in 1984 and 1985 and was the recipient of a Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1985-86, according to her GoBlue.com profile. She competed with Team USA in the Summer Olympics in 1988, finishing in the eighth position, and in 1996, finishing in the fifth spot. She is currently in her 13th season as the University of Michigan's head coach.

Pankratz will talk to parents and field hockey players about the process for continuing play beyond high school, including rules for college coach contact and how to get recognized as a potential collegiate player.

University Lake School is located at 4024 Nagawicka Rd. in Hartland.


Get out for food and fun this weekend

By Marilyn Jozwik

June 14, 2013 12:00 a.m. | It’s the time of year for outdoor fun and great-tasting grilled foods.

And that means Okauchee Lions Days this weekend. Besides great food the festival includes a carnival, bands and music. Festival hours are 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, 8 a.m. to midnight Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at  Okauchee Lions Park, Wisconsin Avenue on Okauchee Lake.

At the SummerStage Party in the Park there will be lots of food, live music and a 60s sing-along. The party is at Lapham Peak State Park, Highway C, south of downtown Delafield.  Cost is $10.

For art lovers, several area artists will gather for the opening reception for the Birds, Breezes and Blossoms exhibit from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at Lake Country Gallery, W240 N3485 Pewaukee Road, Pewaukee. Featured artists are Susan Hale, Scott Hefti, Jim Meissner, Lynn Rix, Claudette Lee-Roseland, Marie Siegrist, Janet Tenneson-McCarty and Susan Willets.

Antique and collectible collectors won’t want to miss the Antique, Collectible Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of the Betty Mindemann home on Main Street, east of the library. The Depot Museum, across from the sale, will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information visit http://www.phplonline.org/.


WCTC completes Transportation Building

June 13, 2013 3:43 p.m. | PEWAUKEE – Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) recently completed its new Transportation Building, a 5,300-square-foot facility to be used for the college’s Truck Driving technical diploma program. The building’s completion was commemorated with a ribbon cutting and open house held June 11.

“The Transportation Building provides our Truck Driving students with ample room to practice the skills needed to become safe and confident drivers,” said Mike Shiels, WCTC’s dean of the School of Applied Technologies.

The building features two classrooms, a break room and maintenance storage, and will be used primarily for truck driving classes, but also motorcycle classes. The facility houses three truck-driving simulators and has space for two trucks so students can conduct pre-trip inspections, which is a component of the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) test. The bay can also fit a pick-up truck that hauls cones and other props used during training on the Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) track. The Transportation Building is located near the EVOC track on the south end of campus for continuity of training.

WCTC’s Truck Driving program began in 1993 as a three-week program. In 2004, it became the 10-week program it is today. In the last year and a half, more than 100 students have received their technical diploma in Truck Driving.

The success of the program is due in part to the quality of the college’s Truck Driving instructors. Instructor Charles Miller recently won the national Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) Truck Driving Competition sponsored by AT&T and Big Truck TV. The challenge celebrates excellence in both the knowledge and practice of safe trucking. 


Big Bend man accused of child sex assault, claims he was sleepwalking

By Steve Garrison

June 13, 2013 1:42 p.m. | A 44-year-old Big Bend man was charged Tuesday with first-degree sexual assault of a child, allegedly groping his 10-year-old daughter. He told police that he was drunkenly sleepwalking and thought the girl was her mother, with whom she shared a bed.

The man, who will not be named to protect the victim's identity, was charged on June 11 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with first-degree sexual assault and misdemeanor bail jumping. 

He was previously charged in March with disorderly conduct, and was released on a $500 cash bail on the condition that he was not to consume alcohol.

According to the criminal complaint, the man’s daughter told her principal on June 10 that her father had touched her inappropriately the night before. The girl’s principal informed police, who then arranged to have the girl interviewed by specialists.

She told them that her father had consumed, “four boxes of beer,” before the incident occured. She said she was asleep in her mother’s bed when her father came in and stuck his hand down her pants, outside of her underwear, according to the complaint.

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Sussex man charged with heroin possession, operating while intoxicated

By Steve Garrison

June 13, 2013 12:47 p.m. | A 28-year-old Sussex man was charged Monday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with allegedly driving while under the influence of heroin, having been found passed out on the road by paramedics.

According to the criminal complaint, a witness called after finding Jason R. Wallace passed out in a vehicle near her home in the Town of Ottawa. The engine was revving at a high speed, he said, and Wallace appeared to be snoring.

It took paramedics about three to five minutes to awaken Wallace, who had bloodshot eyes and was drooling. Police found in Wallace’s vehicle a homemade pipe, tourniquet and a small baggie with a grey powdery substance in it, believed to be heroin, the complaint reads.

Wallace appeared to fall asleep and his words were slurred while talking to police, according to the complaint. In a later statement, Wallace admitted to using heroin before driivng and said he passed on on the road. He said the last thing he remembered seeing was four deer crossign the road.

Wallace was previously convicted of operating while intoxicated in 2005 and 2008.

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Racing Sausages coming to Oconomowoc

By Donna Frake

June 13, 2013 11:40 a.m. |  Celebrate Flag Day on June 14 with lunch under the tent in the parking lot of the Lake Terrace Clubhouse, 1380 W. Wisconsin Ave., and watch for an appearance by the famous Racing Sausages.

Enjoy a choice of grilled hamburger or Klement's brat, coleslaw, chips, lemonade and ice cream sandwich for dessert. Lunch is $6 (cash only) and is available from 11 - 1:30 p.m.; carryout orders are available. 

  


Vernon father charged with providing liquor, marijuana to teens

By Steve Garrison

June 13, 2013 10:51 a.m. | A Vernon father is being held on a $10,000 cash bond, being charged Tuesday with allegedly providing marijuana and alcohol to his 15-year-old daughter and her friends during a May 26 house party.

Brian A. Gumieny was charged on June 11 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with delivering marijuana to minors, felony bail jumping and seven counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Gumieny, 36, was previously charged in October with resisting arrest, battery to law enforcement and battery to emergency workers and was released on a $500 cash bond. The defense has requested in that case that a report be done to determine whether Gumieny is competent to stand trial.

According to the criminal complaint, a Waukesha County Sheriff's detective received on May 28 an anonymous tip that an underage drinking party was held two days prior at Gumieny’s house, S66 W24770 Skyline Ave., Town of Vernon.

The detective interviewed seven Mukwonago High School students, including Gumieny’s daughter. All seven teens, ages 14 to 16, told the detective that Gumieny had brought the alcohol to the house, the complaint reads.

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Mukwonago juvenile center employee charged with possessing child porn

By Steve Garrison

June 13, 2013 9:53 a.m. | A 37-year-old employee of a Mukwonago troubled youth center was charged Wednesday with trading child pornography through a fake Facebook account.

Robert R. Turk was charged on June 12 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with five counts of possession of child pornography after a police search warrant allegedly revealed the material on his computer.

According to the criminal complaint, Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department was tipped off by a state agent that a Pewaukee man was using a fake Facebook profile to distribute images of nude prepubescent girls.

The agent told law enforcement that the psuedonym “Charles Carmichael” was used by the Pewaukee resident to send 175 photos via private messaging, the complaint reads.

“Charles Carmichael” revealed in those private messages that he lived in Wisconsin and worked as an alcohol and drug abuse counselor at the Norris Adolescent Center.

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Vose, Riorden represent Kettle Moraine School District at State Superintendent press conference

By Carol Spaeth-Bauer

June 13, 2013 9:32 a.m. |  Kettle Moraine School Board President Gary Vose and recent Kettle Moraine High School graduate Kelly Riorden will share concerns about the state biennial budget during State Superintendent Tony Evers' statewide presentation on the impact of the budget at 10 a.m. today at Parkway Elementary School in Glendale. 

Glendale-River Hills School District Superintendent Lawrence Smalley will open the event, according to a news release from the Department of Public Instruction. Pewaukee Superintendent Joann Sternke will join the group, along with a school board member from Whitefish Bay School District. Each will share concerns about the budget, which expanded taxpayer-funded private and religious school vouchers statewide without public hearings and no accountability for results. 


Craig supports reform to the state unemployment insurance program

By Carol Spaeth-Bauer

June 13, 2013 9:20 a.m. | The State Assembly passed common sense legislation to ensure Wisconsin employers are protected while making sure the unemployment insurance program is there for those that need it the most on June 12, according to a news release from Rep. David Craig (R-Town of Vernon). 

“Today I voted in favor of common sense legislation that will save the unemployment trust fund $11.5 million annually and ensure its stability into the future by making changes like prohibiting someone from simultaneously collecting unemployment and disability – claiming they can work to receive checks from one program and cannot work to receive checks from the other," Craig said in response to the legislation. "This legislation not only protects our state’s employers from abuses to the system, but strengthens this important program for workers when they need it the most.”

Senate Bill 200 passed the Wisconsin State Senate on Tuesday, June 11 and being concurred in by the Assembly will now be sent to the Governor’s desk for his signature.


Mukwonago school board revises employee handbook

By Carol Spaeth-Bauer

June 13, 2013 9:09 a.m. |  The Mukwonago Area School District Board of Education personnel committe will act on revisions to the employee handbook at its meeting on Monday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the district office on Highway NN. 

Additional items on the agenda include revised board policies and the OPEB study.


Mukwonago Optimist Club brings theatrical summer camp

By Kaitlin Phillips

June 12, 2013 4:00 p.m. | School's out for the summer and it's time to start making plans. When are family vacations? What about camps, classes, and events?

While you fill out your calendar here's another even to consider. 

The Mukwonago Optimist Club is again sponsoring a drama camp  for  young people  ages 7 to 18  from the Mukwonago area.  The play is ”Tom Sawyer”.

Auditions are July 1 at 12:20 pm at Mukwonago High School. Two directors from Prairie Fire Theater Group from Barrett, Minnesota  will be  directing the workshop for the week of July 1 through July 6th.    On Friday evening, July 5  and Saturday  afternoon, July 6, 2013,  they will be participating in a musical performance of “Tom Sawyer”

 If you are interested in this activity, then watch for more in an upcoming issue of the Chief or pick up a flyer  at one of the local  schools or libraries or go to the website  mukwonagooptimist.org for more details.  For questions  contact Edie (262)363-7863  or ediesimons@yahoo.com   


Lake Country Lutheran reaches state final

By JR Radcliffe

June 12, 2013 12:24 p.m. | Lake Country Lutheran’s BJ Sabol didn’t make it through the first inning when he pitched in the sectional last week, but by the time he took the hill in the bottom of the first at the state tournament, he had a very different set of circumstances to work with.

Sabol went to work after the Lightning batted around for a 5-0 lead in the first inning of the WIAA Division 4 state semifinal in Appleton on Wednesday morning, and he pretty much dominated from there. LCL, making its first appearance in the year-end showcase at Time Warner Cable Field in Appleton, finished off Potosi to reach Thursday’s state final with a 12-0 victory.

Sabol finished with two hits allowed in six innings, striking out a career-best 13.

“It was awesome when we came out in the first inning and just hit the ball like crazy,” Sabol said. “It’s pretty easy to pitch after you put up that many runs.”

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Author Jane Hamilton to visit Michael Fields in East Troy

By Carol Spaeth-Bauer

June 12, 2013 12:15 p.m. | Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, East Troy, will hold "Summer Reading in the Garden" on Sunday, June 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. with special guest Jane Hamilton, award-winning author of six novels, including "The Book of Ruth" and "A Map of the World," along with numerous short stories. The event will take place at the Institute’s headquarters located at: W2493 County Road ES, East Troy.

The event is $25 per person to attend and will include tours of the Institute's Stella Gardens. Local, farm fresh, organic food and wine will be served. All proceeds will support Michael Fields research, education and policy work to advance sustainable agriculture.

To register or for more information contact: Anna Aragon at (262) 642.3303 Ext. 124 or by email at aaragon@michaelfields.org.


Delafield town reviews open spaces

By Kelly Smith

June 11, 2013 10:53 p.m. |  Town of Delafield - The Town Board tonight instructed the Plan Commission to review - possibly relax- the stringent open space requirements in the town zoning code.

Some town officials have taken pride during the past decade in having one of the strictest open space requirements in Waukesha County.

They have argued that preservation of so called "green spaces" was essential in a town that describes itself as "The Perfect Environment."

The code requires most residential or farm properties to reserve between 70 and 95 percent, depending on the zoning disrict, of land on the property to open space. The code defines open space as natural or man made landscapes where there are no structures, impervious surfaces, driveways, patios or sidewalks.

However, two town supervisors questioned the wisdom of the strict code after hearing town residents complain during a 55 minute public hearing.

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AHS baseball team stops CMH

By Chuck Delsman

June 11, 2013 8:26 p.m. | Host Arrowhead's baseball team got just three hits Tuesday night but still defeated Waukesha Catholic Memorial in a Classic 8 Conference game, 3-1.

Branden Frank tossed a 2-hitter for the Warhawks and earned the win.

Benny Serres, Johnny Duranso and Mitchell Dubnicka had the base hits for Arrowhead. Alex Romenesko scored the winning run for AHS on a double-steal in the  fifth inning.

The Warhawks improved to 7-6 overall and 6-4 in league play.


Todarello to Nebraska

By Chuck Delsman

June 11, 2013 8:23 p.m. | Arrowhead senior Dom Todarello, a three-sport athlete for the Warhawks, has decided to accept a scholarship offer to play NCAA Division 1 baseball at the University of Nebraska.

He had originally committed to play at UW-Oshkosh.

Todarello, who is out after having shoulder surgery earlier this spring, is expected to make the deal official Tuesday night or Wednesday.

There is still a chance he could play for the Warhawks this summer.


49-year-old man charged with impersonating doctor to obtain pain pills

By Steve Garrison

June 11, 2013 3:37 p.m. | A 49-year-old  man was charged June 7 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with four counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, allegedly pretending to be a doctor to obtain pain medication from a Sussex drug store.

According to the criminal complaint, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department was contacted in October by the Shopko located at N66 W25201 Main St. about several recent instances of prescription fraud.

An employee told police that on four separate occasions in September the store was contacted by a man who identified himself as Dr. Arlen Delp. “Delp” asked that several prescriptions for hydrocodone, an opiate medication used to treat moderate to severe pain, be filled for patient Dale Kusick. He also asked that a prescription for blood pressure medication be filled.

The prescriptions were filled and picked up by Kusick, the employee said.

The store sent a letter to Delp on Oct. 3, 2012 asking whether the prescriptions were legimitate. Delp said they were not and asked that law enforcement be contacted.

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Herro choice as chief for Summit

By Donna Frake

June 11, 2013 12:06 p.m. | The Village of Summit Police Commission appointed Jeffrey Herro as Summit Police Chief subject to an      employment agreement with the Village Board and pending a successful drug/alcohol test and physical exam.  The board is scheduled to meet with Herro  Wednesday night to review the employment agreement.


Numerous departments respond to Wern Valley fire

By Carol Spaeth-Bauer

June 11, 2013 9:56 a.m. |  

Firefighters continue to douse structures at Wern Valley Sportsman's Club early Tuesday morning. 


Five face charges in Merton vandalism

June 11, 2013 8:22 a.m. | Four Waukesha County teens and a North Lake man are facing charges in connection with a vandalism spree this weekend in the Town of Merton.

Deputies responded to Kilbourne Road on June 9 after receiving reports of shots being fired. Deputies arrested a 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy from the Town of Merton, a 15-year-old Menomonee Falls boy, 15-year-old Hartland boy and 23-year-old North Lake man.

All were at a bonfire at the home of the 15-year-old Town of Merton boy, and had been drinking, according to the Sheriff's Department. Sometime in the early morning hours, four of the individuals began to walk around the area shooting at signs, mailboxes, birdhouses and a residence. The two weapons -- a 20-gauge double-barrel shotgun and a .35 caliber rifle -- were owned by the 15-year-old Merton boy’s parent; both have been recovered.

The subjects face charges that include reckless endangering safety, endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon, criminal damage to property, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and underage drinking.
 


Chicks killed in barn fire at Wern Valley

June 11, 2013 7:47 a.m. | No people were injured in a five-alarm fire at the Wern Valley game farm in Genesee overnight, but thousands of pheasant chicks died.

Firefighters from numerous departments turned out to battle the fire, which destroyed at least one barn. More details as they become available.


House fire near Lac La Belle

June 11, 2013 7:34 a.m. | Firefighters from multiple departments responded to a house fire in Monastery Hill on the north shore of Lac La Belle at about 10:20 p.m. Monday. More details as they become available.


Waukesha County man helping turtle across road hit by school bus

By Lydia Mulvany of the Journal Sentinel

June 10, 2013 10:50 p.m. | A turtle on Highway 59 in Eagle made it safely across the road with the help of a local man — who, unfortunately, got hit by a school bus in the process.

The driver of the school bus saw the man crossing Highway 59 just west of Antique Lane and slowed down, the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department said in a release.

After the man, who is 70 and from Eagle, picked up the turtle, he didn't see the bus coming and stepped out in front of it. Witnesses said the bus, owned by Illinois Central Truck Leasing, was going about 15 mph when it struck him, the release said. An ambulance took the man to Waukesha Memorial Hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

There were 49 children, three teachers and two parents on the bus, none of whom was hurt. The bus was from Lincoln School.

The turtle also survived the accident.

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Paint the town purple with Relay for Life

By Carol Spaeth-Bauer

June 10, 2013 4:00 p.m. | Help the American Cancer Society "Paint the Town Purple" on June 16 through 22, in support of Relay for Life. Join the American Cancer Society as it transforms the Village of Mukwonago purple to finish the fight against cancer. Join your local community as businesses and homes across Mukwonago use anything purple to decorate windows, sidewalks, mailboxes, trees, bushes and outdoor lights. 

For a $10 donation participants can receive 3 bows or for a $100 donation a Paint the Town Purple Decoration Kit that includes purple ribbons, bows, balloons and a Relay Yard Sign. You can decorate to “Remember” or “Honor” a friend or loved one who has battled cancer.

To receive a “Paint the Town Purple” decoration kit contact Valerie Tribble at the American Cancer Society at (262) 523-5509 or Dawn Sharon at (262) 349-3995 to receive a three-bow kit.

Join the Relay For Life on Friday on June 21 from 6 p.m. until 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 22. A survivor reception will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday honoring all cancer survivors in the area.


Bus hits man trying to help turtle cross the road in Eagle

By Kaitlin Phillips

June 10, 2013 2:52 p.m. | This morning at approximately 10:08 a.m. Waukesha County Sheriff's Department responded to a 911 call of a bus vs. pedestrian accident in the Town of Eagle.

According to the release from the Sheriff's Department A Milwaukee County District School Bus from Lincoln School was traveling westbound on Highway 59 just went of Antique Lane when the bus struck a 70-year-old Eagle an that was in the roadway trying to remove a turtle.

The man was taken by ambulance to Waukesha Memorial Hospital with what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

The Eagle man had pulled his car onto the shoulder of the road, exited his vehicle and walked into the roadway in the attempt to remove the turtle. The 49 year-old bus driver from Genoa City slowed down when he observed the man crossing the road but as the man returned to his vehicle he did not see the bus and stepped in front of it.

Per independent witnesses, the bus was not traveling more than 15 mph when it struck the man.

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North Shore Bank, Pick 'N Save to kick start Pewaukee Fireworks

By Melissa Graham

June 10, 2013 12:08 p.m. | North Shore Bank has announced today that it will match any donations made at the bank by individuals or non‐profit organizations to the Pewaukee Fireworks Fund, up to $3,500. Two Pick 'N Save stores in Pewaukee are also pitching in to save the event.

According to a Village of Pewaukee statement this week, firework organizers had hoped to raise $11,000 for this year’s show, and were forced to cancel the event when donations only amounted to $4,000.

Donations to the Pewaukee Fireworks Fund can be made at North Shore Bank’s Pewaukee branch on 120 W. Wisconsin Ave. beginning today and running through Monday, June 17. If the goal of $3,500 is not reached by that time, North Shore Bank will make a donation of $1,000 to the fund for the 2014 fireworks show.

“One of our primary goals at North Shore Bank is to support community events, such as Pewaukee’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show,” said Patty Muehl, branch manager of North Shore Bank’s Pewaukee location. “The fireworks are one of the traditions that make our community great and we would hate to lose them. I encourage the Pewaukee community to help us keep this great event alive and kicking!” 

Pick 'N Save will also be collecting donations for the Pewaukee Fireworks Fund. Between June 16-29, shoppers can donate right at the register. A few weekends in June, too, Pick N' Save will have water and popcorn for anyone who donates: June 22-23, June 29-30.

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State Assembly passes injunction reform bill

By Carol Spaeth-Bauer

June 10, 2013 9:31 a.m. | The Wisconsin State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 161 on June 6, relating to judicial injunctions on state law, authored by Representative David Craig (R-Town of Vernon).

In response to the passage of the bill, Rep. Craig issued the following statement:

“The Wisconsin State Assembly moved our state one step closer to ensuring that state laws that are passed by a statewide elected legislature, and signed by a statewide elected governor, receive fair and expedited review by our state’s courts. Both job creators and residents of our state have grown increasingly confused with the status of our state laws when a single county judge stops the statewide enforcement of statutes without an expedited review by a higher court.

“With the common sense changes this bill makes to the administration of our court system, citizens can be assured that a judge elected by a small portion of this state does not wield more power than a sitting Justice on our state’s Supreme Court. With the strong support this bill has received from key Senators, I look forward to the Wisconsin State Senate sending this legislation to the Governor’s desk.”

Under the legislation, if a circuit court or court of appeals places an injunction, restraining order, or other order that, upon entry, suspends or restrains the implementation of any state statute, it would be immediately appealable to a higher court, according to a news release from Craig. If such an appeal is made to a higher court within 10 days of entry of the lower court’s order, the lower court’s order would be immediately stayed pending an order by a higher court or a final and unappealable order disposing of the entire case. Nothing in this legislation would prevent any court from entering an order that suspends or restrains the implementation of a state statute, or prevents a higher court from removing the stay should the higher court determine the lower court’s order was reached appropriately.


Hispania to open June 21 in Delafield

By Carol Deptolla of the Journal Sentinel

June 10, 2013 8:40 a.m. | Hispania, billed as a fine-dining restaurant with a Mexican-fusion menu, is set to open June 21, the owners have announced.

The restaurant, at 601 Genesee St., is owned by Natalia Aramoni and Juan Gutierrez.

While the website doesn't include a menu because dishes will change frequently, it shows photos of halibut, tilapia, filet tips, crab cakes, chorizo and potatoes, flan and apple crepes, and mentions the Mexican states of Chiapas and Oaxaca as a focus.

Hours will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30 to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The restaurant, which is on Facebook and Twitter, will take reservations on Open Table and by phone, (262) 228-8940.


Maxwell Street Days kicks off this weekend in Mukwonago

By Kaitlin Phillips

June 07, 2013 3:00 p.m. | Maxwell Street Days is back in season in Mukwonago!

The 650+ vendor flea market in Field Park will have it's opening weekend June 8 and 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food and refreshments are available as well as resonable parking.

Admission to the park is free, but please note that pets, bicycles and skateboards are prohibited.


MASD buildings, grounds committee set to meet Monday

By Carol Spaeth-Bauer

June 07, 2013 1:38 p.m. |  The Mukwonago Area School District Board of Education buildings, grounds and transportation committee will get an update on summer capital improvement projects and district rental property on Monday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the district office on Highway NN. 

Also on the agenda for the meeting are transportation contracts and routes and advertising on district property. 


Investigation continues in missing Ashippun church funds

By Steve Garrison

June 07, 2013 10:37 a.m. |  Managing District Attorney Bob Barrington said that he requested plea and sentencing for James Schlieve, accused of pilfering the coffers of Ashippun’s Zion Lutheran Church, be pushed back a month to allow more time for prosecutors to account for the missing funds.

The “forensic process” is taking longer than expected, Barrington said, but prosecutors continue to work with both the church and the Ashippun Lions Club to ensure that every dollar allegedly stolen is accounted for.

Schlieve is expected to plea bargain and be sentenced on July 24, Barrington said.

Schlieve, 62, was charged on April 4 in Dodge County Circuit Court with 14 counts of felony theft for allegedly stealing approximately $250,000 from the Ashippun Zion Lutheran Church. Schlieve served as a church councilman in charge of finances, according to the criminal complaint.

The news came to light when the Town of Ashippun raised concerns because Schlieve’s wife, Vicki, is the town clerk. An audit determined that no funds were missing.

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Take a journey to the sun

By Marilyn Jozwik

June 07, 2013 12:00 a.m. | There’s lots to do this weekend, even an event that’s out of this world.

Milwaukee Astronomical Society Public Viewing Night features Our Energetic Sun at  7:30 p.m. Friday at  Milwaukee Astronomical Society Observatory, 18850 W. Observatory Road, New Berlin. A parking donation of $5 per vehicle is appreciated.  Go to http://www.milwaukeeastro.org for more information.

If you’ve got a craving for barbecued chicken, head over to Jerusalem Presbyterian Church, 207 W. Main St., Wales, from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday. Besides barbecued chicken, the meal includes homemade potato salad and cole slaw, rolls and homemade desserts. Carryouts are from noon to 7 p.m. with dining from 3 to 7 p.m. Cost is $10 adults, $5 children 12 and younger. Call (262) 968-3408 for more information.

It’s the last Contra Dance of the season and its an extra fun one. The Funky Formal Finale Contra Dance will start at 7 p.m. Saturday at Prairie Hill Waldorf School, N14 W29143 Silvernail Road, Pewaukee. Lessons are at 7 p.m. and dance 8 to 11 p.m. with live music and caller. Cost is $8, $5 for students. Call (262) 560-1438 or go to  http://www.prairiehillwaldorf.org for more information.

The Four Guyz in Dinner Jackets will be crooning Saturday at Saint Olaf Lutheran Church, Roosevelt Road, Ashippun.  The show, which  starts at 7 p.m., is a salute to the doo-wop music of the 50s and 60s and lively choreography and clever comedy shtick. Cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call (920) 474-3168 for more information.


Southbound traffic closed on 83

June 06, 2013 3:46 p.m. | Traffic is being rerouted along Highway 83 in the Village of Hartland and City of Delafield after a car accident.

The two-car accident caused the southbound lane to close completely and traffic is currently being directed along Cardinal Lane. Northbound traffic was not affected, according to police.

There are no serious injuries to report at this time.


Vintage ball players wanted for Old World Wisconsin Eagle Diamonds team

By Carol Spaeth-Bauer

June 06, 2013 1:47 p.m. | Old World Wisconsin will hold a base ball (as the vintage game was originally spelled) open house on Monday, June 10, at 7 p.m. This event is for players who are interested in joining the museum's Eagle Diamonds team.

The team plays according to the 1860s rules of the game, wears woolen uniforms inspired by those worn by the original Waukesha Diamonds, and plays on Old World Wisconsin's Ward School Field.

Those interested in attending the open house should enter the site through the main gate and meet on the Visitor Center Green. In the event of rain, the meeting will be held in the museum store auditorium.

If interested but unable to attend, email Jennifer VanHaaften, curator of interpretation, at jennifer.vanhaaften@wisconsinhistory.org. 


UPDATED: Arson unit to investigate Delafield house fire

June 06, 2013 12:01 p.m. | An arson investigation unit has been called in to investigate a Delafield house fire that broke out just before 9 a.m. Thursday.

Firefighters were dispatched to N20 W28456 Oakton Road in the Town of Delafield to control a fire that had fully-engulfed a home located on Pewaukee Lake.

The fire was under control at 9:22 a.m., Waukesha County Sheriff Cpt. Jeff Smidt said.

According to dispatch records, the Town of Delafield Fire Department was assisted by Lake Country Fire and Rescue, the Pewaukee Fire Department and Western Waukesha Rapid Intervention Crew. The City of Waukesha, Town of Lisbon and Village of Wales also responded.

The home is believed to have been unoccupied at the time and there are no reported injuries. Total loss and damages are not yet available.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Fire destroys Town of Delafield home

June 06, 2013 10:03 a.m. | Fire destroyed a home in the Town of Delafield this morning.

 Town of Delafield house fire


Lockdown at HartLake schools cancelled after police investigation

By Steve Garrison

June 06, 2013 9:54 a.m. |  The Hartland Police Department ordered a 20-minute lockdown at Hartland North Middle School and Hartland South Elementary Thursday morning after receiving reports of suspected gunfire.

According to a press release, Police inititated the lockdown at approximately 9:10 a.m. after receiving reports of shots fired in the vicinity of Hartland South Elementary, located at 651 East Imperial Drive. 

Superintendent Glenn Schilling said police investigated the noise and suspect it could have been construction equipment backfiring in the River Reserve Subdivision.

"The police did a great job," he said. "They locked it down and immediately investigated."

Schilling said there will be an increased police presence at the school for the rest of the day.


House fire in Town of Delafield

June 06, 2013 9:29 a.m. | Firefighters are at the scene of a house fire near St. Anthony's on the Lake in the Town of Delafield. Lake Country Publications sent a photographer to the scene. More details and photos as they become available.


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