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Arrowhead football bows to West

Oct. 30, 2010 6:15 p.m. | In a direct reversal of the 2009 football season, Waukesha West gutted out a 14-10 victory over Arrowhead in the Level 2 playoffs Saturday night at AHS.

After West (10-1) defeated the Warhawks in last year's regular season but fell to AHS in Level 2, the opposite happened in 2010.

Quarterback Brandon Berghoefer plunged in on fourth down on the 1-yard line and gave his team the lead with 7:32 to play. The Warhawks (9-2) rallied down to the West 16-yard line but stalled with 1 minute to play.

Ryan Saeger ran for the Warhawks score and finished with 136 yards rushing.

Arrowhead girls grab bronze

Oct. 30, 2010 3:15 p.m. | The Arrowhead girls cross country team finished the day at The Ridges golf course in Wisconsin Rapids with a third-place showing at the WIAA Division 1 state meet.

Freshman Jackie Dubnicka took third among all individuals with a time of 14:44, helping the Warhawks to 113 points. Wausau East (60) and Neenah (72) took the top two positions.

Others running for AHS were junior Taylor McDowell (14th, 15:18), freshman Natalie Burant (15th, 15:18), senior Danielle Dvorak (25th, 15:32) and junior Teagan Seneczko (56th, 15:57). Rounding ou the lineup were seniors Andie Zeman (16:07) and Kayla Hucke (16:10).

Oconomowoc enjoyed a seventh-place finish.

PHS girls fifth

Oct. 30, 2010 2:19 p.m. | The Pewaukee girls cross country team took fifth place in the WIAA Division 2 meet at The Ridges in Wisconsin Rapids.

Runners for the Pirates (164 points) were Lily Leist (23rd, 15:57), Lian Arzbecker (32nd, 16:17), Megan Murray (34th, 16:18), Riley Kirchoff (36th, 16:20) and Ali Bacon (39th, 16:27).

Freshmen Maggie Schauer (16:32) and Kaitlyn Wood (16:34) both finished out of the scoring but will return to a loaded team next year. Among the state runners, only Kirchoff will graduate, with the rest either freshmen (including Arzbecker) or sophomores.

Seidel coasts to third CC title

Oct. 30, 2010 1:39 p.m. | University Lake School phenom Molly Seidel ran to her third WIAA Division 3 cross country title Saturday at The Ridges golf course in Wisconsin Rapids, coasting with a time of 13:44. She finished a full minute and six seconds faster than second place.

Seidel's sister, Isabel, took eighth place anf posted the best finish of any freshman in the field. Seidel could become the first runner in state history to win four straight CC titles. No runner had negotiated the 4,000-kilometer course below 14 minutes in at least the past decade.

Arrowhead wins state CC title

Oct. 30, 2010 1:00 p.m. | The Arrowhead boys cross country team won the state championship Saturday at The Ridges golf course in Wisconsin Rapids, topping Marquette by one point in the team scoring.

Using a top-five of exclusively juniors and sophomores, the Warhawks racked up a score of 82, while Marquette (83) finished in a close second place.

Russell Sandvold took fourth place among all individuals with a time of 16:04, and fellow junior Kyle Lewin ran 16:11 to take sixth. Will Conley (15th, 16:30), Ben Bierman (23rd, 16:41) and Jake Dubnicka (34th, 17:01) -- all sophomores -- rounded out the scoring. Seniors Yutaka Ogiso (52nd, 17:14) and Nick Linnan (137th, 18:51) also competed.

Dubnicka's finish was a huge part of the difference. He edged out Marquette fifth runner Charlie Coogan (35th, 17:02) by less than two tenths of a second. Had Coogan finished ahead, the 2-point swing would have given the trophy to Marquette.

Pewaukee boys sixth at state

Oct. 30, 2010 12:32 p.m. | Pewaukee's varsity boys cross country team, hoping to place in the top three, finished in sixth place at the WIAA Division 2 state meet at The Ridges golf course in Wisconsin Rapids Saturday morning.

Shorewood won the team title with 146 points. Others in the top six were Dodgeville/Mineral Point at 154, Port Washington 155, Ashland 156, Monroe 169 and Pewaukee 172.

The race winner was  sophomore Michael Evans of Valders with a 5,000-meter time of 16:07. He won by 10 seconds.

PHS was led by senior Josh Martin in ninth place in the field of 148 runners.

After Martin for the Pirates came Chris Czech in 56th at 17:37, Jimmy Taylor 62nd at 17:39, Scotty Wolter 70th at 17:41, Corban Schultz 86th at 17:47, Adam Geipel 94th at 17:53 and Dan Richard 97th at  18:03.

Drivers in Hwy 83 crash identified

Oct. 29, 2010 11:56 a.m. | The drivers of the two vehicles that crashed Thursday morning on Highway 83, just north of North Lake, have been identified.

Law enforcement officials say the driver of a blue pickup truck, Kevin Seering, 29, of Mayville, crossed the center line about 9:15 a.m., and collided head-on with a semi-trailer driven by 20-year-old Troy Stephens of New Berlin.

 Seering was taken by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee; Stephens was taken to Waukesha Memorial Hospital for treament of injuries sustained in the crash.

The accident remain under investigation by the Waukesha County Sheriff Department.

Avoid cavities and save $

Oct. 29, 2010 11:34 a.m. |  

Pewaukee Dental will host its third annual Halloween candy buyback from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1. Dr. Mike Schneidler is offering $2 per pound along with goody bags, toothbrushes and toys for unopened candy with "no bites."

The candy and other donated items, such as Beanie Babies, are shipped to military men and women deployed in harm’s way. Last year more than 75 kids participated in the buyback and more than 550 pounds of candy was collected and forwarded to Operation Gratitude to help support troops oversea. According to Pewaukee Dental, many service members have said that they give the candy and stuffed animals to local children, who in turn provide information on where IED’s (bombs) are hidden. As one stated: "Not only are you putting smiles on our faces, you are saving our lives." Visit for a list of all the items the military can use.

For more information, call Pewaukee Dental at (262) 691-9832 or visit

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Eagle celebrates the beloved pumpkin on Saturday.

Oct. 29, 2010 12:00 a.m. | How many fun things can you do with a pumpkin?

Most people carve their pumpkins, but one town has found lots of ways to rally ‘round one of the season’s most beloved symbols.

From 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, downtown Eagle will celebrate the great pumpkin with its third annual Eagle Pumpkin Party.

Bring your carved or decorated pumpkin to the Village Square from 1 to 3:30 p.m. to register in the best-looking pumpkin contest.

Kids will be able to paint pumpkins at the Fire Department while the whole family enjoys a pancake breakfast. Everyone is encouraged to bring canned food items for the food pantry.

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Photos from head-on crash on Highway 83

Oct. 28, 2010 2:10 p.m. |

 Photos by Kelly Smith/Staff photographer

Two people were in serious condition Thursday morning when a pickup truck collided head-on with a semi-trailer on Highway 83, north of North Lake.

Waukesha County Sheriff Department Lt. Steve Pederson said the driver of the Stephen's delivery truck was taken to Waukesha Memorial Hospital, there were no further details on their condition at the time of this posting.

The driver of the blue truck was taken by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. No details on his condition were available Thursday afternoon.

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Missing your cat?

Oct. 28, 2010 12:19 p.m. |  

A black and tan cat with white paws and a white chest was found on Westover Street in the City of Oconomowoc.
To claim or adopt, call the City of Oconomowoc Police Department at (262) 567-4401.

More shots of wind damage in the area

Oct. 28, 2010 11:51 a.m. |




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North Prairie man killed in rollover

Oct. 28, 2010 11:49 a.m. | JSOnline is reporting that a 51-year-old North Prairie man has been killed in a rollover accident northbound I-43 south of Highway 164 about 11:25 p.m. Wednesday.

See more in Wednesday's Mukwonago Chief.

Two injured in crash on Hwy. 83

Oct. 28, 2010 11:05 a.m. | Two people were reportedly seriously injured this morning when a pickup truck collided head-on with a semi-trailer on Highway 83, north of North Lake.

Waukesha County Sheriff Department Lt. Steve Pederson said one of the drivers was taken to Waukesha Memorial Hospital; the other was taken by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.

Pederson said the accident occurred at 9:15 a.m. and is still under investigation. A segment of Highway 83 north of North Lake near County Highway CW has been closed for the past two hours.

Yoyo tour comes to Delafield

Oct. 28, 2010 10:32 a.m. | Members of the Duncan Toys traveling crew will appear from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at HobbyTown, 2730 Heritage Drive, Delafield. Four members will perform demonstrations and yoyo tricks throughout the event.


Visit or call HobbyTown, (262) 646-5755, for more information.

Highway C to close for church procession

Oct. 28, 2010 9:24 a.m. | Highway C in Delafield will be closed from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Sunday for a procession honoring Christ the King Lutheran Church's 60th anniversary. The procession will travel from the church's original location on Wells Street downtown to the church's current location at Highway C and West Shore Drive.

The walk will include the carrying of a replica of the old church to its present site, accompanied by Christ the King children and youth, All God’s Children Preschool students, and Boy Scout Troop 20, led along the parade route by the sanctuary choir and a costumed actor portraying Martin Luther. The Color Guard and Pipe Band from St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy will also participate. The procession concludes with a car carrying former Christ the King pastor Paul Christenson, who was pastor during the building of the present church in 1967.

The procession will enter the church in time for the 10 a.m. worship service of music, remembrance, and thanksgiving. Trumpets and the "town crier" will announce the arrival of the participants as they enter the church to bagpipes.

A luncheon will follow the service at 11 a.m.

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High winds continue

Oct. 27, 2010 8:00 a.m. | High winds are expected to continue throughout the day. A high-wind warning remains in effect until 7 p.m.

According to the National Weather Service, after decreasing overnight, southwest winds will increase again to 25 to 40 mph, with the potential for gusts up to 60 mph. Winds are expected to turn to the west late this afternoon and begin to ease.

Branches, trees and power lines could be brought down by the winds. Residents are encouraged to secure loose objects in their yards such as trash cans and lawn decorations.

See Thursday's Lake Country Reporter for a story and photos of storm damage.

Football teams in action Tuesday

Oct. 26, 2010 9:33 p.m. | Arrowhead's varsity football team opened up play Tuesday night in the first round of the WIAA Division 1 playoffs by scoring an easy 35-0 win over visiting Sun Prairie.

The win vautled the Warhawks  (9-1) into the second round this Saturday against visiting Waukesha West. AHS defeated West earlier this season, 10-7.

The win marked the sixth straight year Arrowhead won its opening round playoff game.

Read full stories of the other playoff games this evening:Pewaukee falling to Catholic Memorial, Lake Country Lutheran defeating Johnson Creek, Mukwonago stumbling against Middleton and Sussex Hamilton closing with a loss to Monona Grove.

PHOTOS: Wind makes a mess in Lake Country

Oct. 26, 2010 6:24 p.m. |


Employees of Attitude Sports in Pewaukee rush to install plywood over a blown out window on the store Tuesday, Oct. 22. High winds blowing unabated across Pewaukee Lake caused the window to fail. (photos by Scott Ash/Staff Photographer)


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Trial for accused cop killer underway

Oct. 26, 2010 4:16 p.m. | Jefferson – Prosecutors dropped three charges against Andrew J. Wirth today prior to his trial for allegedly slaying a Town of Oconomowoc police officer and her boyfriend outside of a Jefferson bar early Dec. 6.

Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Weston granted District Attorney Susan Happ’s motion to have of three counts of first-degree reckless endangering safety dismissed.

Wirth, 25, of Jefferson, is charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide for the death of officer Jennifer Luick, 37, and her boyfriend Gregg Peters, 40, outside of Vinnie’s Rock Bottom tavern.

According to the criminal complaint, Luick pinched Wirth in the buttocks, an act  that eventually led to a confrontation outside the bar between Wirth and Peters. Wirth then allegedly shot Peters three times, with one bullet also hitting Luick.

Happ told jurors in her opening argument Luick was a “beautiful, confident, vibrant woman” who was being “silly, including pinching.” Happ said the actions were not intended to be mean but “a playful gesture.”

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Get live updates from football games tonight

Oct. 26, 2010 3:41 p.m. | Mother Nature may not be all that cooperative, but the first round of the WIAA football playoffs will go on as scheduled tonight around the area. Several local teams will be in action.

Follow the Twitter feed at the Journal-Sentinel to get updates of games in progress, and tag any tweets of your own to #wisfb to contribute from the bleachers.

Among the games on the docket, all with 7 p.m. kickoffs:

Sun Prairie (8-1) at Arrowhead (8-1) -- Division 1
Verona (8-1) at Waukesha West (8-1) -- Division 1
Mukwonago (5-4) at Middleton (8-1) -- Division 1
Sussex Hamilton (7-2) at Monona Grove (9-0) -- Division 2
Catholic Memorial (7-2) at Pewaukee (7-2) -- Division 3
Johnson Creek (7-2) at Lake Country Lutheran (8-1) -- Division 6

Storm of the ages?

Oct. 26, 2010 2:45 p.m. | While today's wind storm hasn't exactly lived up to its billing as the storm of storms in recent decades, it has caused scattered minor problems throughout Lake Country.

A large tree has been reported down near the Pewaukee City Hall; a smattering of trees and branches are also down elsewhere, according to area officials. And in downtown Village of Pewaukee, the front window of Attitude Sports has blown out. At last report, workers were installing plywood.

JSOnline is quoting a National Weather Service meteorologist who says winds should peak early this evening, will slow overnight and will pick up again Wednesday morning. TMJ4 meteorologist Brian Gotter predicted widespread power outages this evening.

No power at the Mukwonago Chamber of Commerce

Oct. 26, 2010 1:23 p.m. | The Mukwonago Area Chamber of Commerce office is currently out of power. According to Brian Manthey of WE Engergies, there is a report of a wire dangling from the pole in the area, which could be causing the outage. The power company gave no estimate for how long it take before power is restored.

Cyclist dies

Oct. 26, 2010 1:03 p.m. | JSOnline is reporting that Daniel Goodreau, 48, of Erin, has died of injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash with a deer on Oct. 19.

DECA Club trick or treats for Muscular Dystrophy

Oct. 26, 2010 11:14 a.m. | The Mukwonago High School DECA Club will be out trick or treating this weekend as a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  So when the kids show up at your door, they are asking for some change for their coin cans.  This is a national effort by the DECA clubs across the country for a community service project. 

Kid's Fall/Winter Clothing Exchange

Oct. 26, 2010 11:05 a.m. | A Kid's Fall/Winter clothing Exchange is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 39, at the East Troy Bible Church.

Clothes may be dropped off anytime before Wednesday, Oct. 27. Only kids or teen clothing will be accepted; no adult clothes. Those dropping clothes off are asked to seperate boys' and girls' clothing if possible.

This event is held semi-annually. For more information or to volunteer, call Renee' Gavers at (262) 542-7466.

Bring us your cakes, cookies, cupcakes and pies for the first LCP holiday cooking contest

Oct. 26, 2010 11:00 a.m. | One recipe per entrant per category (may enter in each category).


Ingredients should be listed in order of use, and preparation directions should be clear and complete.Entrants must bring their entries; cookies (2 dozen), cakes (2) or cupcakes (2 dozen), pies (2), clearly marked with their name and contact information, to the Lake Country Publications office, 810 Cardinal Lane, Suite 210, Cardinal Lane, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Nov. 8-11. Containers will not be returned.


Entrants must also bring a readable printout of the recipe; may also be sent via e-mail to Please include your name, address, phone number and e-mail.Entries should be festive and special in some way suitable to the holiday; consider decorations, treatment, flavors or ingredients.

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Flagpole snaps

Oct. 26, 2010 10:07 a.m. | The wooden flagpole at Hawks Inn in the City of Delafield has snapped under pressure from high winds, according to historical society member Jim Babcock.

Vehicle strikes electric pole, no injuries reported

Oct. 26, 2010 8:25 a.m. | Traffic was re-directed around the area of Summit Avenue and Armour Road yesterday morning at 7:40 a.m.  after a vehicle struck an electric pole.

The pole was broken at ground level, causing sparking. Workers were on the scene until 1:30 p.m. repairing the damage. No injuries resulted from the accident.

Power out in Nashotah

Oct. 26, 2010 7:57 a.m. | 620WTMJ is reporting that strong winds have knocked out power to 1,200 We Energies customers in Nashotah.

Slow commute this morning

Oct. 26, 2010 7:34 a.m. | Traffic is moving slow this morning as motorists make their way through heavy rain and high winds. Several minor accidents have been reported on area roadways, including a waste management truck on its side shortly before 7 a.m. at I-94 and Highway 16.

Have you seen any storm damage? If so, drop us a line or send us a photo at Or give our newsroom a call at (262) 367-3272.

Tornado watch in effect

Oct. 26, 2010 6:13 a.m. | The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 11 a.m. for 11 counties in southcentral and southeastern Wisconsin, including Waukesha County.

A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in these areas.

The weather service has also issued a high-wind warning until 1:45 p.m. Winds of 20 mph to 30 mph are expected, with gusts to 40 mph this morning and the potential for gusts of 60 mph to 70 mph.

Man in fatal crash in Pewaukee identified

Oct. 25, 2010 10:46 a.m. | City of Pewaukee – The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department has released the name of the man who died in a crash Friday on Highway 16 near Capitol Drive.

Eric Pierce of 192 Park Ave., was pronounced dead at the scene. Pierce’s 8-month old son, Joseph, was transported by Flight for Life to Children’s Hospital. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the child suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Pierce was driving a Jeep east on Highway 16 at about 3:22 p.m. when it left the road and rolled several times before stopping in the grassy median. The vehicle landed on its roof and Pierce and his child had to be extricated, according to Sheriff’s Department officials.

A dog was in the vehicle and taken to a emergency veterinarian clinic where family members decided to have the dog put down, according to a spokeswoman for the Waukesha County Humane Animal Welfare Society.

Pierce was married and had another child who is 4 years old, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

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Seidel sisters to state

Oct. 24, 2010 9:25 a.m. | The Seidel sisters of University Lake School in Hartland both qualified for this Satuday's WIAA state meet in Wisconsin Rapids by finishing first and second at the Division 3 sectional at UW-Parkside on Saturday.

Junior Molly Seidel, the two-year defending Division 3 state champion, won the sectional title with a 4,000-meter time of 13:42, the fastest time in the state. Her sister, Isabel, just a freshman, took second with a time of 15:34.

The top five finishers from nonqualifying teams earn state tournament berths.

OHS girls, Brown to state

Oct. 24, 2010 9:20 a.m. | Saturday was a good day for the Oconomowoc varsity cross country teams. The girls team won the Oregon Division 1 sectional and earned a WIAA state  meet berth and sophomore Noah Brown advanced as an individual for the boys team.

OHS junior Mandy Prom won the 4,000-meter race with a time of 15:11. Other Cooney runners were Abby Reier in sixth place, Olivia Radtke 10th, Molly Pearcy 23rd, Hannah Heidvogel 27th, Maddie Houston 28th and Carly Hall 49th.

Brown gained an individual berth by finishing 10th overall in the 5,000-meter boys race with a time of 17:01. He grabbed the fourth of five at-large berths.

Pewaukee runners to state

Oct. 24, 2010 9:07 a.m. | Pewaukee's two varsity cross country teams won WIAA Division 2 sectional championships Saturday morning  on their home course and qualified for this Saturday's WIAA state meet in Wisconsin Rapids.

The boys team won with 36 points and Wisconsin Lutheran also advanced by finishing second.

Josh Martin of the Pirates won the 5,000-meter race with a time of 16:42. Other Pewaukee runners were Chris Czech in third, Dan Richard ninth, Jimmy Taylor 11th, Scotty Wolter 12th, Adam Geipel 13th and Corban Schultz 14th.

The girls team won with 33 points. Wisconsin Lutheran was second with 56 tallies.

Riley Kirchoff led the Pirates in third place with a 4,000-meter time of 16:01. Others in the PHS lineup were Lily Leist in fifth, Megan Murray seventh, Maggie Schauer eighth, Lian Arzbecker 10th, Ali Bacon 12th and Kaitlyn Wood 15th.

AHS CC teams to state

Oct. 24, 2010 9:02 a.m. | Arrowhead's two varsity cross country teams qualified for this Saturday's WIAA state meet at The Ridges golf course in Wisconsin Rapids.

The boys won the  Homestead sectional title with a school-record 21 points. Russell Sandvold of the Warhawks won the race with a 5,000-meter time of 16:03. Kyle Lewin was second at 16:08 and Will Conley third at 16:15. Others running for Arrowhead were Ben Bierman in seventh, Jake Dubnicka eighth, Nick Linnan 12th and Yutaka Ogiso 22nd.

The girls team won the sectional title with 35 points. They finished 61 points ahead of Homestead. AHS freshman Jackie Dubnicka won the 4,000-meter race with a time of 14:26. She was followed by Taylor McDowell in sixth, Natalie Burant eighth, Danielle Dvorak ninth, Teagen Seneczko 11th, Kayla Hucke 16th and Andie Zeman 17th.

Kettle Moraine soccer falls short of state

Oct. 23, 2010 5:33 p.m. |

Waukesha West got goals from Nick Moon, Dylan Trapp and John Roder on Saturday, sending the host Kettle Moraine Lasers to a 3-1 loss in the WIAA Division 1 soccer sectional final.
Waukesha West got two assists from Casey Jehn and defeated KM for the second time this year. West also scored a 1-0 victory over the Lasers in the Classic 8 Conference regular-season finale, pulling into a tie with KM for the league title.
Jared Kobriger scored on a free kick in the 73rd minute for the Lasers.

Photos: Fatal accident on Highway 16

Oct. 22, 2010 7:19 p.m. |

Today's TMJ4 is reporting that the driver of this car was killed and an infant child was transported from the scene to the hospital by Flight for Life helicopter. The child could be heard crying at the scene. The one-vehicle accident occurred late Friday afternoon in the median on Highway 16 near the Pewaukee curve. Authorities shut down Highway 16 at I-94 and traffic was backed up in both directions for miles during the rush hour and beyond. Photos by Scott Ash, staff photographer.

One dead in crash on Hwy 16

Oct. 22, 2010 6:36 p.m. | A 40-year-old Village of Hartland man is dead tonight after a rollover crash on Hwy 16 in the City of Pewaukee.

An eight-month-old baby was also found strapped into a car seat in the man's SUV after the rollover crash just west of Capitol Dr. near Ryan Rd. The baby was flown by Flight for Life to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa and is expected to be OK.

The man, presumed to be the child's father, was pronounced dead at the scene after being ejected from the vehicle.

All lanes of traffic in both directions on Hwy 16 were blocked as a result of the accident. The crash occurred before 4 p.m. and caused major delays during the afternoon rush hour.

Ex-Lisbon supervisor to be sentenced for violating probation rules

Oct. 22, 2010 3:45 p.m. | Waukesha – Former Lisbon supervisor James C. Stadler, convicted in 2008 for wielding a weapon in his home, has had his probation revoked and will be sent prison sentence after he violated conditions of his probation including possessing weapons.

Stadler, 44, faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and five years of extended supervision when he is sentenced Nov. 4 in Waukesha County Circuit Court.

In February 2008 a jury found Stadler guilty of felony intimidation of a witness and misdemeanor counts of pointing a firearm at another, three counts of possession of a switchblade and disorderly conduct while possessing a dangerous weapon. As a result of the conviction, Stadler resigned from the Lisbon Town Board.

He was sentenced in May 2008 to five years probation by Judge J. Mac Davis who ordered him not to possess any weapons, have any contact with his then wife, Lynn, or eldest daughter unless they agree in writing to have contact with him.

An Administrative Law Judge revoked Stadler’s probation for possession weapons, including a rifle, knives, compound bow, and air rifles and pistols, having contact with one of his daughters though he was not supposed to do so, and used prescription medications not prescribed to him, all violations of his probation. The judge ordered Stadler to be sentenced.

Head-on crash closes Hwy 83 Friday morning

Oct. 22, 2010 12:08 p.m. | A 22-year-old Slinger man is in critical condition after an early morning head-on collision on Hwy 83 near Roosevelt Rd. in the Town of Erin.

A 16-year-old Hartford girl, Emily Bennett, was travelling southbound on Hwy 83 when her SUV crossed over the center line and struck Jake Trimberger, who was travelling northbound in a four-door sedan. Both vehicles were found overturned in the eastern ditch next to the highway.

According to a press release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Trimberger had to be extricated from his vehicle after suffering leg, head, face and internal injuries. Flight for Life transported him to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, where he is listed in critical condition.  

The accident occurred at approximately 6:47 am, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department closed Hwy 83 until 11:48 am after dispatching its Crash Investigation Unit to reconstruct and investigate the accident. The Sheriff’s Department said both operators were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. They could not determine why Bennett’s vehicle crossed the center line, but authorities said that cell phone use, alcohol or drugs do not appear to be factors. The crash remains under investigation.

The 16-year-old girl was transported to Hartford Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Oconomowoc Area Foundation announces grants

Oct. 22, 2010 9:08 a.m. | Fifteen local organizations that work to improve the quality of life in the Oconomowoc community were awarded grants from the Oconomowoc Area Foundation at its annual  event  last night.

More than $190,000 was awarded in keeping with the Foundation's mission to support five areas: caring for children, developing youth, helping those in need, preserving our environment and enriching the community economically and culturally.

Recipients of this year's grants are: Lake Area Free Clinic, Lutheran Homes of Oconomowoc, Oconomowoc Area Senior Center, Oconomowoc Arts Center, Oconomowoc High School, Oconomowoc Public Education Foundation, Oconomowoc Scholarship Fund, Oconomowoc Soccer Association, Park Lawn Elementary School, St. jerome's, Wisconsin Philharmonic, Wildlife in Need, Friends of Imagination Station, and YMCA at Pabst Farms.

Meet and greet writers in a mysterious state

Oct. 22, 2010 12:00 a.m. | Everyone loves a good mystery story.  And what could be more fun than solving crimes with Wisconsin settings.

This Sunday, meet two local authors whose literary playground is our own state. From 2 to 4 p.m. Wisconsin mystery writers Deb Baker and Kathleen Ernst will be guests at the Mukwonago Community Library’s Tea & Mystery. Baker (aka Hannah Reed) and Ernst will read from and discuss their latest mysteries, “Buzz Off” and “Old World Murder,” respectively.  Books will be available for sale and signing.

“Buzz Off” takes readers to the fictional town of Moraine, Wis., where Beekeeper Story Fischer is mired in murder. “Old World Murder” features Chloe Ellefson as the collections curator at Old World Wisconsin.

The event also includes a reception of tea and desserts as well as a chance to win a mystery lover’s basket of goodies. Tickets are $10 with proceeds benefiting the Mukwonago Community Library Expansion.

The library is location at 300 Washington Ave. in Mukwonago.

Pink Ribbon Event helps Southeastern Regional Breast Care Fund

Oct. 21, 2010 2:43 p.m. |

FM106 deejay Karen Dalessandro talks about her Check Ups For Chicks program that will provide 50 women who can't afford mammograms with an annual screening at a Mega Mammogram Party at Aurora Womens Pavillion on Oct. 22. Dalessandro was part of of the fifth annual Pink Ribbon Event at Woodhouse Day Spa on Oct. 20.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Southeastern Regional Breast Care Fund.

Arrowhead wins share of title

Oct. 20, 2010 10:25 p.m. | Arrowhead man-handled Catholic Memorial on Wednesday night at Carroll University, 24-6, earning a share of the Classic 8 Conference football title.

The teams both entered the meeting with 5-1 ledgers, tied with Waukesha West atop the standings. But Memorial's only points came in the final 20 seconds of play. Meanwhile, Ryan Saeger capped three drives with short touchdown runs, Drew Meyer added a field goal and the Warhawks came away with a sixth straight victory.

Assuming Waukesha West tops winless Waukesha North on Wednesday, the Wolverines and Warhawks will share the title with 6-1 marks in league play. West defeated Arrowhead for last year's league crown.

For updates from Stevens Point inside the WIAA war room as the playoff brackets come together Friday morning, visit the Preps Alcove on Twitter.

Breast cancer awareness event tonight

Oct. 20, 2010 2:53 p.m. | The fifth annual Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Event will be held on Oct. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Woodhouse day spa in Mukwonago on Chelsey Lynn Parkway.

The event will feature guest speakers and informational booths along with raffles, a silent auction and other specials.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Southeastern Regional Breast Care Fund.

Learn about balanced assessment in KMSD

Oct. 20, 2010 2:46 p.m. | The Kettle Moraine School District will host conversations on the Best Practice Series- Balanced Assessment - KMSD vision and innovation on Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the High School Library.  Learn about balanced assessment and grading in the district.

Live blog tonight: Arrowhead at Catholic Memorial

Oct. 20, 2010 2:01 p.m. | The Arrowhead football team will battle Catholic Memorial at Carroll University in a game with major conference implications Wednesday night. Both teams enter the battle with 5-1 conference records, and the winner clinches a share of the Classic 8 title. Follow the live blog beginning shortly before the 7 p.m. kickoff.

Chamber announces Oconomowoc standouts

Oct. 20, 2010 12:42 p.m. |  The Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce has named Floss and Dick Whalen, the Oconomowoc Rotary Club and Roundy's Supermarkets and Distribution Center the recipients of its 2010 Outstanding Citizen, Service Organization and Business of the Year awards. 

The winners of each category will be recognized at the Chamber's annual dinner celebration Nov. 3 at Olympia. The evening will include dinner, silent auction, special recognitions and awards, entertainment and mroe. For more information, or to make reservations, call the chamber at (262) 567-2666. 

Family of East Troy man injured in motorcylce crash ask witness to come forward

Oct. 20, 2010 11:14 a.m. |

East Troy resident Joe Legas remains in critical condition after a motorcycle accident Oct. 13 when his Harley flipped around 6:30 a.m. on I-43 near Moorland Road in New Berlin. Legas’ family is asking the woman who may have witnessed the accident to come forward.

Legas, a lifetime resident of East Troy, was on his way to work  when his bike flipped.  Because Legas isn’t conscious, his family has no idea what events may have occurred leading up to the accident.

"We hope to have a better understanding of what the future holds for us in the next week or so," said the family in a statement. "We would … like to encourage the woman who stopped at the scene to please come forward so we can better understand what happened that morning. Joe is a loving husband, father of three children, son, brother, friend to many, etc. and we ask you to please put yourself in our shoes and consider how you would feel if this terrible accident happened to one of your family members. We would never wish this upon anyone and are praying you have the strength to come forward."

A bank account for donations has been set up at Citizens Bank in East Troy. Beginning Monday, donations can be sent to Citizens Bank, Joseph A. Legas III Benefit Fund, c/o Brooke McPhail, 2905 Main Street, East Troy, WI 53120. Anyone interested in sending raffle items to be used at the benefit can send them to the Joseph A. Legas II Benefit Fund c/o Jodi Wales, W1005 Plum Drive, East Troy, WI 53120 or call (262) 442-2229.

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Arrowhead teams win league CC titles

Oct. 16, 2010 6:36 p.m. | Arrowhead's two state-ranked varsity cross country teams ran to championships Saturday at the 2010 Classic 8 Conference  meet  at Naga-Waukee Park in Delafield.

The AHS boys team won with 22 points, well ahead of second place Waukesha West who had 85 tallies. Arrowhead junior Russell Sandvold won the 5,000-meter race with a time of 16:05.

Other Arrowhead runners were Kyle Lewin in third at 16:12, Will Conley fourth at 16:31, Ben Bierman fifth at 16:39 and Nick Linnan ninth  at 16:58. Rounding out the AHS roster in the field of 58 runners were Jake Dubnicka in 12th, Yutaka Osigo 13th and David Kelly 17th.

The girls won with 34 points. Waukesha West was second with 51 tallies.

Jenna McMiller of Waukesha North won the 4,000-meter race with a time of 14:39.

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Cooney girls win CC title

Oct. 16, 2010 1:36 p.m. | Oconomowoc's varsity girls cross country team, ranked No. 8 in the state, captured the 2010 Wisconsin Little Ten Conference championship Saturday morning at West Bend, winning with 48 points. West Bend West was second with 83 tallies.

The title was the second in the last three years  for OHS and third since 1981.

Junior Mandy Prom of Oconomowoc won the 4,000-meter race with a time of 14:59. She was followed by Abby Reier in second at 15:17, Olivia Radtke eighth at 15:42, Molly Pearcy 14th at 16:07 and Maddie Houston 23rd at 16:31. Others in the lineup were Hannah Heidvogel in 30th at 16:56, Katie Jaeger 35th at 17:07 and Carly Hall 36th at 17:08.

AHS rolls past South

Oct. 15, 2010 10:02 p.m. | Arrowhead's varsity football team, ranked No. 7 in the state, rolled over visiting Waukesha South Friday night in a Classic 8 Cofnerence game, 38-20. AHS led 31-0 at halftime.

The win moved the Warhawks to 7-1 on the season and 5-1 in league play. Arrowhead will play at Carroll University against Catholic Memorial, also 5-1 in league play,  next Wednesday night. Waukesha West is also 5-1.

Drew Meyer opened the scoring for Arrowhead by kicking a 38-yard field goal and the Warhawks added touchdowns of 7 yards by Ryan Saeger, 16 yards by Colton Sweitzer,  a 22-yard reception by Charlie Fischer from Saeger and a Saeger to Charles Rushman to Sweitzer for a 25 yard scoring pass and lateral.

Cody Britt led the AHS defense with two interceptions.

Jack-O-Lantern Jaunt features more carvings than ever

Oct. 15, 2010 7:42 p.m. |  

Organizers for the Mukwonago Jack-O-Lantern Jaunt said they received a record number of jack-o-lanterns delivered for the event which runs Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16 in Field Park at the corner of Highways 83 and NN.

People can drive through to look at pumpkins from 6 to 7 p.m. each day and walk through from 7 to 10 p.m. An outdoor movie will be shown at 8 p.m. each night.

Cost of admission is $1. Proceeds benefit the Mukwonago Food Pantry and the Mukwonago Community Library Expansion Fund.

Lisbon man shot by cop subject of drug probe

Oct. 15, 2010 6:15 p.m. | Waukesha – The Lisbon man who was shot while attempting to flee police Oct. 11 had allegedly smoked crack cocaine prior to officers arriving at his residence and is now the subject of a drug investigation, according to court documents.

An affidavit attached to a search warrant filed in Waukesha County Circuit Court Oct. 13 reveal new details of what occurred prior to Jeremy L. Spence being shot by a Milwaukee police officer.

According to the affidavit, Milwaukee officers went to Spence’s residence on Riverview Drive the evening of Oct. 10 to serve a felony arrest warrant and an officer saw Spence in the kitchen.

Officers went to the front door, which was answered by Spence’s mother, Barbara, who claimed she was home alone, the affidavit said.

Eventually, officers entered the residence around midnight and found Spence in a vehicle in the garage, revving the motor “and he eventually crashed the vehicle through the closed garage door, at which time an officer fired several rounds in an effort to stop the car,” the affidavit said.

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Pewaukee boys win, girls second

Oct. 15, 2010 5:56 p.m. | Pewaukee's varsity boys cross country team won the Woodland Conference championship on their home course last Friday, winning the title with 33 points. Shorewood was second with 54 points.

Running for the Pirates were Josh Martin in second place  at 16:29. Other PHS runners were Chris Czech in fourth at 1641, Dan Richard eighth at 17:06, Jimmy Taylor ninth at 17:14 and Scotty Wolter in 10th at 17:19. Rounding out the Pewaukee lineup were Adam Geipel in 15th, Corban Schultz 17th and Alex Caffentzis 33rd.

Pewaukee's girls team ran second. Whitnall won with 67 points and the Pirates had 73.

Pewaukee was led by Riley Kirchoff in 11th place at 15:55. Lian Arzbecker was 14th, Lily Leist 15th, Ali Bacon 16th and Megan Murray 17th.

Oconomowoc falls to Wisconsin Lutheran

Oct. 15, 2010 5:48 p.m. | The Oconomowoc football team fell to mighty Wisconsin Lutheran on the road Friday, 35-5, in a loss that ended Cooney's playoff aspirations.

Oconomowoc (3-5, 2-4 in Wisconsin Little Ten) blocked two punts -- including one that led to a safety -- but the Raccoons never could punch the ball into the end zone against an active Wisco pass rush. Evan Hussinger had a field goal in the first quarter to give Cooney a brief 3-0 lead.

With next Wednesday's finale against West Bend East all that remains, the Raccoons will fall short of the requisite four conference wins for playoff qualification.

For Twitter updates of all the games in the area and beyond, visit the Journal-Sentinel's feed.

Trick-or-treat for UNICEF

Oct. 15, 2010 2:26 p.m. | Members of the Arrowhead High School Key Club will trick-or-treat for UNICEF in Hartland from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16.

Club members will be in costume and will carry UNICEF boxes.

Kirchenwitz named Cooney baseball coach

Oct. 15, 2010 11:04 a.m. | Oconomowoc High School has hired Arno Kirchenwitz as the new varsity baseball coach. Kirchenwitz replaces longtime staple Pat Neary, who retired after the spring season.

Kirchenwitz has been an assistant coach for 17 years and head girls basketball coach at OHS for 20 years. He pitched for six years in the St. Louis Cardinals organization following his time at Mesa College from 1974-76.

“Oconomowoc High School was very fortunate to have such a quality group of applicants and recognize the talent available within our community to help enhance our baseball program," said OHS athletics director Scott Raduka in a release.

Book your weekend with an American classic and local authors

Oct. 13, 2010 9:22 a.m. | As the days get shorter and cooler we start to find ways to manage the long winter hibernation. While bears snooze away the hours, humans find great satisfaction in curling up with a good book. Add a crackling fire and a glass of wine and winter starts to look mighty appealing.

This weekend, a couple of local events will whet your appetite for some good reads. And is there a better book than the only one penned by Harper Lee, “To Kill a Mockingbird?” To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the American classic, a book discussion group will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at the Oconomowoc Public Library. A showing of the film will follow.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, a discussion of “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be held at Books & Co. The special anniversary edition of the book is available at the store, 1039 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, in both hardcover and paperback.

On Saturday, Oct. 16, Books & Co. will host 10 local authors who will discuss and sign their books. What a great way to meet writers from the area and to find, perhaps, a new favorite author. The event is from 1 to 3 p.m. and will be an open house format with refreshments provided. Local authors who are expected to appear are:  Steve Vadakin, Scott Stoll, Robert Townsend, Neela Sheth, M. Blair Milne, Lisa Anne, Kevin Glaser, Jerry Zelm, Herbert Eggie and Robert Grede.

Area soccer teams play on

Oct. 12, 2010 10:05 p.m. | Kettle Moraine, And others advanced on Tuesday in the opening round of the WIAA boys soccer playoffs.

Trey Dowling had a hat trick for the No. 2 seeded Lasers, who  won  easily at home against Whitnall 11-1.

Arrowhead got a goal from Nate Skarie in its 1-0 victory over Homestead.

Jake Andersen scored twice for Mukwonago in its victory against Oconomowoc.

"I think  we came out and set the tone, " Shannon Schulte, the Mukwonago head soccer coach said. " In the second half, They (Oconomowoc) brought constant pressure, but I was proud of our team," she said.

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Cabush, AHS golfers finish fifth

Oct. 12, 2010 8:44 p.m. | Arrowhead's varsity girls golf team finished fifth in the team scoring and Kettle Moraine sophomore Leighann Cabush tied for eighth place Monday and Tuesday at the WIAA Division 1 state tournament at University Ridge in Madison.

The Warhawks, playing at state for a school-record eighth straight year, had 680 strokes. Waunakee won the team title with 662 strokes. Kettle Moraine placed eighth in the  field of 12 teams with a 714 score.

Cabush tied for eighth place in the field of 78 golfers by shooting a 36-hole score of 156 (75-81).

Arrowhead was led by Peyton Gunnison in 24th place at 163 (83-80). Lauren Lauterbach was next  at 164 (80-84).

AHS golfers in fourth place

Oct. 11, 2010 8:58 p.m. | Arrowhead's varisty girls golf team stands in fourth place after the first day of play at the WIAA Division 1 state high school golf tournament at University Ridge in Madison.

The Warhawks trail first-place Milton by 11 shots with 18 more holes to play on Tuesday. Kettle Moraine is in eighth place in the field of 12 teams. The Lasers trail by 27 shots.

The individual leader is Ashton Stair of Milton with a round of 4-under-par 68. Defending champion Emily Joers of Waukesha is second at 72.

Leighann Cabush of KM led the local golfers on Monday with a round of 75. Arrowhead was led by Lauren Lauterbach with 80

Socrates Café to Meet at Espresso Love

Oct. 11, 2010 6:48 p.m. | The first meeting of the Socrates café will be held at Espresso Love, in Mukwonago, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14. 

The Socrates Café is a lively open philosophical discussion of significant “big questions”, questions that affect the meaning and quality of our lives. Examples of questions might be “What makes a good friendship?” or “What is courage?” or “Should we be good for goodness sake, or should there be some reward?” Just like the ancient philosopher, Socrates, no final answers are expected from discussions, but by using the Socratic method in which the meaning of words and the underlying assumptions are examined, participants may understand the questions and their complexity better. 

Everyone is welcome to join the group to listen or participate in the discussion. Questions will be choosen from among those brought by participants. 

The Socrates Café will continue to meet on the second Thursday of every month.

Felony suspect shot in Lisbon

Oct. 11, 2010 8:20 a.m. | Town of Lisbon – Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department officials said a felony suspect was shot and wounded as he drove through a garage door with a vehicle as officers closed in on him in southeastern Wisconsin.

Waukesha County Sheriff's Detective Steve Pederson said deputies helped Milwaukee police serve an arrest warrant at a Town of Lisbon home around midnight Sunday.

Pederson said officers heard noises in the garage, and then saw the suspect plow through the garage door and into a vehicle parked in the driveway.

Autumn on the Farm draws large crowds in Eagle

Oct. 10, 2010 5:47 p.m. |

Visitors enjoy warm weather for Old World Wisconsin's Autumn on the Farm on Oct. 10. Watch for more photos in papers this week.

Pewaukee rolls over Cudahy

Oct. 08, 2010 10:25 p.m. | Pewaukee's varsity football team, led by a four-touchdown, 182 yard rushing performance by senior Derek Watt, rolled over visiting Cudahy Friday night in its annual homecoming game, 48-24.

The win qualifies the Pirates for a WIAA playoff berth and moved them to 5-2 overall and 4-2 in Woodland Conference play.

Pewaukee scored the first 15 points of the game and never trailed.

PHS rushed for 403 yards in the game as Austin Kaatz had 119 yards and Ben Bellows added 98.

On defense, Jordy Edgerson had his best game of the season with six solo tackles. Others turning in big games on that side of the ball were Richard Crane, Watt, Gill Saya-Ang, Ben Steker and David Girmscheid.

Oconomowoc wins 33-7

Oct. 08, 2010 10:06 p.m. | Ocnomowoc recovered an onside kick  to start the game and never looked back, winning at home 33-7 against the Slinger Owls in a Wisconsin Little Ten Conference game.

The Raccoons led 33-0 after Alex Lavine found Aaron Dobron on a 39-yard touchdown pass midway through the fourth quarter.

Occnomowoc recovered three fumbles and had two interceptions, slowing the Slinger offense most of  the night.

"We did a good job keeping their offense off the field," Ryan McMillen, the Oconomowoc head football  coach said.

Mukwonago beats Kettle Moraine

Oct. 08, 2010 6:00 p.m. | Josh Tilander ran for 164 yards and two touchdowns, helping Mukwonago earn a must-win victory over Kettle Moraine on Friday, 20-14.

The Indians (3-4, 2-3) remain alive in the hunt for a playoff spot, needing victories now over Waukesha North and Waukesha South in the final two games of the season. Those squads have combined for just one conference victory -- South over North -- this season.

Kettle Moraine (3-4, 2-3) sit in the same boat but need wins over Waukesha West and Milwaukee Pius -- two teams that entered the night tied atop the league standings before West topped Pius on Friday.

Brian Ladd returned a punt 50 yards for the Lasers and KM scored to get within six points in the second half, but Mukwonago held off KM from there. Conor Sherman churned out 112 yards for the Indians, as well.

MHS responds to DPI decision

Oct. 08, 2010 3:38 p.m. | The Mukwonago School District said in a statement today that although they do not agree with the Department of Public Instruction's ruling regarding their mascot and logo, they will comply with the law.

"If the position of the Wisconsin legislature was that they didn’t want schools to have Native American nicknames, logos or mascots, they should have passed a law eliminating them rather than have the DPI ruling on them on a case- by-case basis.  WI Statute 118.134 has forced schools into a costly defense of retaining their logos in the most difficult of economic times.  The time, money, and energy should have been spent on the education of our students," the statement reads.

The statement goes on to say, "We honestly believe that Mukwonago High School has provided the DPI with the most vigorous defense of any school in the state.  Unfortunately, this law allows one person to complain."

The district says they've worked hard to educate students about Native American culture and history and claims the students have done nothing but show respect toward the logo and nickname.

They go on to say they understand that there is research proving that race-based logos and nicknames can lower the self-esteem of Native American students.

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UPDATE: Indians logo promotes discrimination

Oct. 08, 2010 3:13 p.m. | The Mukwonago Chief has obtained a copy of a ruling from the state Department of Public Instruction ordering that the Mukwonago School District "terminate its use of the 'Indians' nickname and the logo depicting the head of a male person wearing a feather headdress." The district must make the change by Oct. 8, 2011, under the ruling.

The DPI concluded that the nickname and logo are "unambiguously race-based," that the school district "does not have the permission ... of a federally recognized American Indian tribe to use the "Indians" nickname or logo" ... and that the nickname and logo "promotes discrimination, pupil harassment and stereotyping in violation of ... state statutes."

DPI: Mukwonago will have to change mascot

Oct. 08, 2010 2:53 p.m. | Mukwonago High School will have to change its Indians mascot and logo, under a ruling from the state Department of Public Instruction, according to Rain Koepke, who filed a complaint against the school district earlier this year.

Koepke said he was notified of the ruling today. We are working to verify that report. Watch for further updates at and in next week's edition of the Mukwonago Chief.

It's official: Big Bend, Vernon will have own fire departments

Oct. 08, 2010 11:31 a.m. | Last night, the Big Bend Village Board approved an ordinance establishing its own fire department.

The Joint Big Bend-Vernon Fire Department is slated to disband at the end of this year, and the two communities have been working to come up with workable plans for providing services to their residents. Vernon recently extended a proposal for Big Bend to contract with the town for fire protection and EMS.

Village President James Soneberg said the Village Board was not satisfied with the Town of Vernon's response to questions over that contract.

Trustees had hoped for a contract longer than one year and thought the town's responses were too "vague," he added.

Board members also felt they were too far along with their own department.  At this point, they have hired a chief, staff, and purchased the necessary equipment.

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Fundraiser Saturday in Okauchee

Oct. 08, 2010 9:24 a.m. |  

Town of Oconomowoc – A benefit will be held Saturday in support of the families of two Waukesha County correctional officers who were involved in a motorcycle crash earlier this year.
Cheryl Pederson and Jennifer Sellers were on their way to a bike rally in South Dakota when the accident occurred.
Pederson’s bike needed repairs, so she was riding with Sellers at the time.
"It was a fluke she on the same bike as Sellers," explained Officer Christina Eggebeen.
"There was no alcohol involved and no blame assigned to Officer Seller’s driving," she said.
"The driver of the vehicle (that struck the motorcycle) has no assets or insurance. He claimed bankruptcy in 2003 and was driving a rented car that wasn’t rented to him," Eggebeen added.
The women were taken by emergency air transport from the scene to a hospital in Rapid City.
Butler resident Sellers, 33, died at the hospital; Pederson, 53, of West Allis, was left with multiple injuries.
"Cheryl, at this point, is unable to bear any weight on her legs. She is essentially wheelchair-bound," Eggebeen said, until her therapies get her to the point where she can move forward.
"The purpose of the benefit is twofold. One of the objects is to celebrate the life of Officer Jennifer Sellers who passed after an accident in Sturgis.
"The other is to support the officer, Cheryl Pederson, who survived the crash and came home to us after a $20,000 ambulance ride and has accrued $150,000 in medical bills," the organizer said.
Pederson, who has a grandchild and two adult children living with her at her home, has been correctional officer for 15 years.
The event, starting at 6 p.m., will be held at Victoria’s Pub and Grill, N51W34911 Wisconsin Ave., in Okauchee.
"There will be raffles, a silent auction and a band from 8 p.m. to midnight.
"We are looking for any donations we can secure," she said.
"We have an account set up at landmark Credit Union, the Pederson/Sellers Fund," so any donations made after the event can still be accepted.
"All profits will be matched by Glenn Welnak at Modern Woodmen of America up to $2,500 and we hope to make at least that," the organizer said.
All of the money will go to the cost of medical expenses.
"We’re expecting a minimum of 100 people to show up. Pederson and Sellers both are/were exceptional officers. They were professional, team oriented, supportive and ethical and they always had big smiles. It’s affected a lot of people," she said.

Delafield Hotel Sold

Oct. 07, 2010 4:01 p.m. | City of Delafield - After nearly two years of negotiations, a Ft. Atkinson luxery hotel management firm and a Grand Rapids, Michigan development company have announced they have purchased the Delafield Hotel, which was originally developed and previously owned by Bob Lang.

The hotel is now jointly owned by 616 Hotel, LLC based in Grand Rapids and the IDM Group, LLC based in Ft. Atkinson. A spokesperson for the new owners said that plans to add 40 rooms onto the hotel along with underground parking and a new banquet facility have been delayed indefinitely but "are still on the drawing board."

The presentation of those plans to city officials last summer was the first public indication that Lang was preparing to sell the hotel, one of his last icons in a city that was made famous by the card, calender and gift company he owned in the 1980s and 1990s.

Scott Rookus, principal of 616 Hotel, LLC also owns Rookus Capital of Jenison, Michigan, a surburb of Grand Rapids, which owns properties for development in resorts across the country, according to the new release announcing the sale.

Rookus is interested in the hotel because "Five years ago we set out to establish a luxery line of boutique hotels and the Delafield Hotel is the every essence of that lodging category," according to the announcement.

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Blue Ribbon celebration draws hundreds to Mukwonago school

Oct. 06, 2010 1:50 p.m. |

Busloads of visitors file through Section Elementary School on Oct. 5 as the school celebrates its National Blue Ribbon award selection.

Watch for more photos in the Oct. 13 Mukwonago Chief.

Delafield lawyer disbarred

Oct. 06, 2010 10:03 a.m. | JSOnline is reporting that Delafield lawyer Mark R. Kramer has lost his license to practice law in Wisconsin. Read more here.  

Sussex invites park goers to planning sessions

Oct. 05, 2010 6:31 p.m. |  

Village of Sussex –The Parks and Recreation Board is inviting everyone who uses Ridgeview and Prides parks to contribute their ideas and find out more about the parks’ futures at public planning sessions in the parks themselves.
The board particularly wants to hear from the parks’ neighbors, Village President Tony Lapcinski announced at the Village Board meeting last Tuesday.
Ridgeview Park will host the first session, 5:30-6:30 p.m. this Monday, Oct. 11, and Prides Park the second, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13.

Bicyclist dies from injuries

Oct. 05, 2010 1:20 p.m. | Bicyclist enthusiast and business owner Jeff Littman died today of injuries he suffered when he was struck by a car on Wisconsin Avenue Friday in Nashotah.

Littman, 56, of Dousman, owner of Attitude Sports in the Village of Pewaukee, was riding with Lauren Jensen, 42, of Muskego, when a car driven by Kyle Dieringer, 25, of Nashotah, hit them from behind.

Littman was taken by medical helicopter to Froedtert Memorial Hospital, where he died. Jensen suffered a broken collarbone.

Dieringer told Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department investigators that he was blinded by the early morning sun and did not see the bicyclists. The matter remains under investigation.

Arrowhead golf is state bound

Oct. 04, 2010 8:09 p.m. | Arrowhead's girls golf team met expectations Monday at Ridgeway Country Club in Neenah, winning the sectional and advancing to the WIAA Division 1 state meet, beginning Monday in Madison.

The Warhawks shot 355, two strokes better than second-place Homestead. Top two teams advance to the state meet.

Bethany Gustin finished two strokes behind the medalist with her second-place effort of 84, and Natalie Feder took third for AHS with a round of 86. Peyton Gunnison (90) and Lauren Lauterbach (95) also carded scores.

Oconomowoc shot 411 and finished eighth. Meg Brackenbury took 16th to lead the Raccoons with her score of 96.

Lane closures planned on I-94 from western county line into Jefferson County

Oct. 04, 2010 4:57 p.m. |  

Eastbound I-94 in Jefferson County between Highway P and the Waukesha County line will have a single-lane closure 7 p.m. tonight (Oct. 4) to 3 p.m. tomorrow (Oct. 5).
Delays are likely during peak hours. Motorists should be vigilant for crews working in the area and reduce speeds near work zones.

ProHealth Care holds flu and pneumonia shot clinics

Oct. 04, 2010 1:55 p.m. | ProHealth Care has scheduled the following flu and pneumonia shot clinics in Big Bend, Eagle and Mukwonago - Adults and children age 9 and older can receive the vaccine at any of the public flu clinics listed below.  The cost is $30 for a flu shot, $35 for a high-dose flu shot for ages 65 and older and $55 for a pneumonia shot.  Insurance will not be billed, including Medicare HMO's.  Cash, check or Medicare Part B are accepted.

Big Bend

Sunday, Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m. to noon, St. Joseph's Catholic Church


Saturday, Oct. 16, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Alice Baker Memorial Library

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Water main work to close Evert Street

Oct. 04, 2010 7:59 a.m. |  

Village of Pewaukee – Water main work will close Evert Street and a small portion of Morris Street for about one month beginning today (Monday, Oct. 4). The water main on Evert Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Morris Street will be replaced as well as a portion of the line on Morris Street just south of Evert Street. The roads will be open to local traffic only.

Foggy commute this morning

Oct. 04, 2010 7:27 a.m. | Thick patches of fog will slow some commuters as they make their way through Lake Country this morning. Be alert for sudden areas of fog and keep headlights on so other motorists can see you.

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory, in effect until 10 a.m.

Cold temperatures could combine with the fog to make some areas of roadway slippery.

Oconomowoc CC teams wins title

Oct. 03, 2010 10:14 a.m. | Oconomowoc's varsity girls cross country team, ranked No.8 in the state, won the Mukwonago Invite at Mukwonago County Park last week. OHS had 38 points, well ahead of second place Waterford, who had 72 points. Eleven teams and 75 runners took part.

OHS junior Mandy Prom won the 4,000-meter race with a time of 14:56. She was followed by Abby Reier in third at 15:12, Olivia Radtke ninth at 15:47, Molly Pearcy 10th at 15:53 and Carly Hall 15th at 16:06. Others in the Cooney lineup were Hannah Heidvogel in 21st at 16:26 and Maddie Houston 27th at 16:33.

Arrowhead CC teams run well

Oct. 03, 2010 10:07 a.m. | Arrowhead's two varsity cross country teams turned in big performances last Saturday at two different events.

The Arrowhead girls, ranked second in the state, won the Eagle Invitational at UW-Parkside with a score of 53 points. Brookfield Central was second with 89 tallies.

Leading the way for the Warhawks was freshman Jackie Dubnicka in third place with a clocking of 14:23. Freshmen runners grabbed the top three spots.

After Dubnicka for AHS came Danielle Dvorak in ninth place, Natalie Burant 10th, Teagan Seneczko 13th and Tayler McCormack 18th.

The Arrowhead boys ran in the Adidas Invite at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison and finished second. The top four-ranked teams in the state took part. Second-ranked Madison West won the title with 65 points, edging out No. 3 ranked Arrowhead, who had 67.

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Arrowhead defeats Kettle Moraine

Oct. 01, 2010 9:59 p.m. | Arrowhead's varsity football team, ranked No. 8 in the state, defeated visiting Kettle Moraine Friday night in a Classic 8 Conference game, 26-12. AHS improved to  5-1 overall and 3-1 in league play.  KM fell to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in league play.

AHS led 12-0 at halftime as they picked up an early safety, got a 3-yard touchdown run from quarterback Ryan Saeger and added a 28-yard field goal from Drew Meyer.

The Arrowhead defense held KM to just 19 yards in the first half.

Arrowhead led 26-0 before KM scored twice in the fourth quarter.

Marquette trips up Hamilton

Oct. 01, 2010 6:00 p.m. | Milwaukee Marquette did not record a first down in the first half but still never trailed, and Sussex Hamilton's football team has still never beaten the Hilltoppers after a 21-12 loss Friday in Sussex.

Marquette made good on a pair of special teams plays. A muffed punt on the Hamilton 2-yard line set up a touchdown after the Hilltoppers went 3-and-out on the game's opening drive, and Hunter Mahler returned a kickoff the distance to give Marquette a 14-6 lead.

Aaron Clinton-Earl ran for two touchdowns, but a missed extra point and then failed two-point conversion prevented the Chargers from ever pulling even. Marquette quarterback John Kopriva rattled off a 66-yard touchdown run in the second half to essentially seal the outcome.

The Chargers fell to 2-2 in league play and 4-2 overall.

Water main work in Pewaukee to close Evert Street

Oct. 01, 2010 1:03 p.m. | Village of Pewaukee – Water main work will close Evert Street and a small portion of Morris Street for about one month beginning Monday. The water main on Evert Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Morris Street will be replaced as well as a portion of the line on Morris Street just south of Evert Street. The roads will be open to local traffic.

Injured bicyclists identity released

Oct. 01, 2010 12:58 p.m. | The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department has released the identity of the two bicyclists injured at about 7:30 a.m. today when they were struck by a car on Wisconsin Avenue in the Village of Nashotah.

Jeff Littman, 56, of Dousman and Lauren Jensen, 42, of Muskego were injured. Littman, owner of Attitude Sports cycle shop in the Village of Pewaukee, was taken by helicopter to Froedtert Memorial Hospital with a head injury and Jensen was taken by ambulance to Froedtert with a reported broken collarbone. Littman underwent surgery for a severe head injury this morning.

Hurt cyclist identified

Oct. 01, 2010 12:20 p.m. | JSOnline is reporting that the man injured in a bicycle v. car accident this morning in Nashotah is Jeff Littman, owner of Attitude Sports cycle shop in Pewaukee. Also injured was Lauren Jensen, who operates the Tri Faster coaching service in New Berlin. Read the full story here.

Photos: Man taken by Flight for Life; woman hurt

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UPDATE: Wisconsin Avenue closed near Highway C

Oct. 01, 2010 8:08 a.m. | Wisconsin Avenue is blocked as police set up a landing zone for Flight for Life at the Park & Ride lot at Highways 16 and C.

Accident on Wisconsin Avenue and near Highway C

Oct. 01, 2010 7:37 a.m. | Emergency personnel are responding to a car v. bicycle crash on the frontage road near eastbound Wisconsin Avenue west of Highway C. Authorities are checking on the availability of Flight for Life. Further details are unknown at this time.

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Best Summer Ever


We've made it easy for you to get out and go this summer. From hitting the trails for a bike ride or walk, to where to find beer gardens in the area, to the best places to swim in Waukesha County to the best summer drinks and summer reads, check out our 2016 summer guide.

Waukesha County Fair


The 2016 Waukesha County Fair saw rain, scorching temps and tropical humidity throughout its five-day run. Check out our stories, photos and video from the fair, including coverage of the new pig, duck and goat races, the 50th annual Fairest of the Fair contest, as well as a ranking of the top food items.






Weekend Happenings

Featured this week:  

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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