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North Lake wins twice on the weekend

June 01, 2014 6:26 p.m. | North Lake's Land O' Lakes Western Division baseball team won two games last weekend, stopping Hartland on Saturday 7-6 and defeating Menomonee Falls on Sunday, 6-4.

The surprising Lakers are 3-3 on the season, its best record after six games in more than 20 years.

Kyle Mabry pitched 7 strong innings against Hartland, allowing no earned runs. Eric Marquardt and Jake Calmes had two-run base hits in a six-run eighth inning. Travis Koeppen and Marquardt had two hits each for North Lake.

On Sunday Jesse Stapleton went the distance fo North Lake, tossing a six-hitter at the Falls.

James Stecker, Koeppen and Calmes had two hits each for the Lakers. Calmes drove in two runs.

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Pewaukee stops Brookfield in LOL West

June 01, 2014 5:48 p.m. | The defending Land O' Lakes Grand Champion Pewaukee Muskies defeated the visiting Brookfield Bulldogs Sunday afternoon, 6-1.

Pewaukee is now in sole possession of first place with a 6-1 record. West Bend is second at 4-1. Lannon, the Bulldogs and Sussex are next at 5-2.

Other games last weekend saw Sussex edge Lannon 4-1, North Lake rally past Hartland 7-6, North Lake upset Menomonee Falls 6-4, Brookfield Blue Sox defeat Monches 10-4 and Hartland stun Merton, 10-9.

Brock Guetzke pitched 7 innings for Pewaukee and allowed one run and four hits. He struck out 8. Adam Dominick, who homered in the eighth, pitched two hitless innings to finish the game.

Brandon Kranz led the Muskies with two hits. Pewaukee had 9 hits in the game.

Hartland upsets Merton in LOL West

June 01, 2014 4:25 p.m. | Hartland's Land O'Lakes Western Division baseball team, 0-6 coming into the game, upset visiting Merton Sunday afternoon, 10-9.

Jack Archie, 5 for 5 for the day, delivered a  bases loaded two-run double with nobody out in the last of the ninth to win the game.

Hartland trailed 8-4 after five innings and won the game with four runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth. T.J. Ludorf earned his first LOL win by working the final four innings. He allowed just two runs.

Kurtis Chapman had a career-best four RBIs for the winners and Zach Wilbur had two hits.

Taylor Meyer and Shaun Lena had three hits apiece for Merton and Jake Meyer and Jake Groullo had two hits each. Groullo homered in the game.

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Morning accident creates mess at Hwy 67 & Hwy 18

May 30, 2014 9:45 a.m. |

 A dump truck traveling south on Highway 67 in Dousman attempted to turn west bound on Highway 18 when it tipped, spilling a load of gravel.

The incident involved the dump truck with it's spilled load, a minivan and an SUV.

Dousman Fire District Chief Steve Totzke said the accident was reported at 7:33 a.m. and the Dousman Fire District responded to the scene, transporting both the driver of the dump truck and the driver of the minivan to the hospital with minor injuries.

Totzke said the incident involved significant clean-up efforts.

Savor summer at an outdoor festival

May 30, 2014 12:00 a.m. | Summer is bursting at the seams with food, festivals and fun.

Art lovers will want to head to Olympia Resort & Conference Center of the Lake Country Antiques & Art Show. Hours are 5-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Sunday. The Show features antique and vintage furniture and decorative accessories from dealers across the country. Admission is $8 adults, free for children 15 and under. Call (262) 968-4913 for information. Olympia is located at 1350 Royale Mile Road, Oconomowoc.

Feed your need for something new and unique at the Okauchee Lions Flea Market & Brat Fry from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.  Saturday at Okauchee Lions Park, Wisconsin Ave, Okauchee Lake.  Vendors will be selling all types of items will set up in the pavilion and in the park. Lions will be cooking brats, burgers and hot dogs and serving soda, beer and coffee. The 10-acre park is at highways 16 and P (Sawyer Road). For more information call (262) 567-4693.

Sample some new brews at the Charitable Hops Crafted Home Beer Contest starting at 7 p.m. Saturday at Okauchee American Legion Post, N50-W35181 E. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc. Enjoy an evening of tasting more than 20 home crafted brews, live music by the big jazz band Replay and silent auction prizes. Proceeds benefit Family Promise of Western Waukesha County. Suggested donation is $25.

Everyone can take a good ribbing at V’s second Annual Rib Cook off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Hideaway Bar & Grill, N55-W34659 Road E, Oconomowoc. Cooking starts at 8 a.m. with the judging at 4:30 p.m. Event includes meat raffles, smoker raffle, drink specials and live music by Rock & Roll Joe.

Fatal accident in town of Eagle

May 29, 2014 7:24 a.m. | On Wednesday, May 28,  at 5:40 pm, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department and the Town of Eagle Fire Department responded to a fatal motor vehicle accident  on Highway N north of Wilton Road, in the Town of Eagle.

The accident involved a single vehicle that left the roadway and struck a tree. A sole occupant, 50 years old from the Village of West Milwaukee, was medically assessed by fire personnel and pronounced dead on the scene.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of his family.

The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.

West Milwaukee man dies in Waukesha County crash

May 28, 2014 10:08 p.m. | A 50-year-old West Milwaukee man was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle crash Wednesday in the Town of Eagle, according to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office.

The crash was reported shortly after 5:30 p.m. on County Highway N, north of Wilton Road, after the vehicle the man was driving left the roadway and struck a tree, according to a news release.

The man was the only person in the vehicle, and the crash remained under investigation late Wednesday, according to the release.

Little Miss Mukwonago Pageant benefits Relay for Life

May 28, 2014 12:00 p.m. |  A charity pageant benefitting Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society will be held on Saturday, May 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mukwonago Community Library.

There will be seven age divisions in the Little Miss Mukwonago Pageant for girls birth age  through age 24 years old. There will be one additional title of Miss Mukwonago Sweetheart for the contestant who raises the most money for the American Cancer Society. 

Contestants need not be Mukwonago residents. Contact Wendy Ward-Sellers at (704) 650-8692 or at with questions regarding the pageant.

Detached garage fire threatens Village of Summit house

May 28, 2014 11:19 a.m. | Firefighters from the Dousman Fire District responded to a report of a structure fire on May 27 at about 3:30 p.m. The first unit to arrive on the scene at 335000 Bartlett Road observed heavy fire and smoke coming from an unattached two-story, three-car garage, according to Assistant Chief Robert Leonard. 

Multiple fire crews responded to attack the fire and prevent it from spreading to the house. The fire caused about $30,000 in damage to the detached garage. The fire did not extend to the house. 

The cause of the fire was determined to be related to the occupant of the garage welding on a go kart and flammable liquid igniting, according to Leonard. The fire spread rapidly and the occupant was unable to extinguish it.

Leonard commended fire crews for "an excellent fire attack and preventing the fire from extending to the primary residence and its contents."

Felony charges filed after nudes found on work computer

May 28, 2014 9:37 a.m. | A 56-year-old Germantown man faces $10,000 in fines and 3 1/2 years in prison after nude images of various teenage girls were found on his work computer.

Jeffery P. Dishman was charged Wednesday, May 21, in Waukesha County Circuit Court with possessing a recording of nudity without consent.

According to the criminal complaint, deputies from the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched in February 2012 to the corporate headquarters for CC&N in the City of Pewaukee. A company official turned over to the department a laptop she said contained suspected images of child pornography. The laptop was issued to Dishman, the official said in the complaint.

Detectives examined the laptop and discovered 13 videos and six photographs that depicted teenage girls in various states of undress. An assistant district attorney concluded that two of the girls were likely under the age of 18 and therefore could not consent to being recorded, the complaint states.

Asked why Dishman was not charged with possessing child pornography, District Attorney Brad Schimel said that the evidence was not sufficient.

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McAdams playground donation recognized

May 27, 2014 3:38 p.m. | The Village of Mukwonago is holding a recognition / ribbon cutting ceremony on June 2 at 5:30 p.m. for the new children’s playground equipment installed at Washington Park, Mukwonago. The celebration is in honor of Joe and Karen McAdams, who made this addition possible with their generous donation.  

The ceremony will be held in the park by the playground equipment site. The Village Health, Park, and Recreation Committee will also be holding its monthly meeting prior to the ribbon cutting in the Library community room – starting at 4:30pm. 

In case of rain, the ribbon cutting recognition will also be held inside the Mukwonago Library community room at 5:30 p.m.

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Weekend Happenings

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North Shore Bank-Taste of Lake Country: 5 p.m. July 29, 4 p.m. July 30, Pewaukee Beach Front, 120 W. Wisconsin Ave., Pewaukee. Headline Friday night is The Toys and Saturday night The Love Monkeys. Free.

Kids from Wisconsin: 7:30 p.m. July 29, Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E. Forest St., Oconomowoc. Celebrating its 48th show season with a talented group of 33 young performers representing 29 different hometowns across Wisconsin, this year’s tour theme is Sing! Free.

Wisconsin State Frog Jump Championship: 1 p.m. July 30-31, Cory Park, Downtown Dousman, Dousman. Visit  

Catelyn Picco: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 31, Mama D’s Coffee, 104 W Main St., Wales. Free.

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