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Mukwonago Chief phones are working again

Nov. 05, 2012 10:57 a.m. |  Phones are once again working in the Mukwonago Chief office. 

We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Man shot on his property by Waukesha County deputy files lawsuit

3:46 p.m. | A man shot by a Waukesha County sheriff's deputy while sleeping inside his car on his own property last summer has filed a lawsuit against the county, the sheriff and the deputy who shot him.

The incident began on June 2 when Jeffrey Duvernell's girlfriend called 911, concerned about his safety. His girlfriend told police Duvernell was probably on his 10-acre property in Vernon. Three deputies searched for him and found his car in a field.

One of the deputies, Steven Lyles, later told Waukesha police and internal investigators that Duvernell ignored an order to show his hands and then raised his right hand, holding a shiny metal object that Lyles believed was a gun.

Duvernell said he had been sleeping when deputies approached the car and was reaching for the door when the deputy fired.

The gunshot struck Duvernell in the hand. Lyles, a nine-year Sheriff's Department veteran, was cleared of wrongdoing in the shooting and did not face criminal charges or internal discipline.

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Roost up and running at Lynndale Farm

1:59 p.m. |  It's been a busy month for Kristine Wright and Jane Bellante.

The co-owners of the new handmade marketplace Roost first walked into the store, which was previously the Old Lynndale Farm, in early February. By March 1, the store was open for business.

The store, at N47 W28270 Lynndale Road, has more than 50 vendors who rent space from Bellante and Wright.

"It's like a perpetual art fair or flea market where everybody kind of stocks their own booth," Bellante explained.

Bellante said Roost has vintage and handmade finds, upcycled, painted furniture and handmade furniture as well as art paintings.

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Water main break on Westover Street in Oconomowoc should be repaired by early afternoon

10:58 a.m. | Water Superintendent Scott Osborn is reporting that a water main break on Westover Street, south of Summit, should be fixed by early afternoon. A city crew is now on the scene. Osborn is asking motorists to stay away from the area due to icy road conditions.

Free GMO movie screening in East Troy

9:54 a.m. | Village of East Troy — The Michael Fields Agricultural Institute will host a free movie screening of the documentary "GMO OMG."

The event will be located at the nonprofit institute's Big Brown Barn, W2493 County Highway ES in East Troy March 13 at 6 p.m.

The film — directed by Jeremy Seifert and starring Dennis Kucinich — examines the relationship between genetically modified food and a father's three young children.

The movie is 90 minutes long.

Seats can be reserved online at michaelfields.org or by contacting Molly Roamer at (262) 642-3303 ext. 124 or mroamer@michaelfields.org.

Seussapalozza at OPL

8:16 a.m. |  From Toddler Story time today at 10 a.m. to tomorrow's Preschool Story time at 10:45 a.m., and children's Crafternoon from 2-4 p.m., children will enjoy  Seussapalozza at the Oconomowoc Public Library.

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Read Across America Day is held every year on March 2 to commemorate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. 

Enjoy stories, songs, and a puppet show. The events are FREE and  no registration required. Everyone is welcome to join the fun.

 

Going out? Plan extra time

7:32 a.m. | March has come roaring in like a lion with snow this morning, making for a messy commute. 

Roads -- even city streets -- are snow covered, and the drive is not an easy one. Motorists should plan extra time to get where they're going. 

Forecasters say the snow should ease off by this afternoon, but is expected to be followed by sleet and/or freezing rain. 

Tomorrow, look for colder temps -- in the teens. But it's Wisconsin in March, so things are looking up; it could reach mid-30s by the weekend.

Arrowhead responds to locker room criticism

March 02, 2015 2:38 p.m. |  The reactions differed, but one thing was clear: people were talking about the renovated Arrowhead girls and boys basketball locker rooms.

photo gallery and story were posted on LakeCountryNow.com on Wednesday, Feb. 25, and were immediately met with support, opposition and everything in between on social media.

Since the photos and story were released, Arrowhead has come under criticism in some cases for the locker room renovation project; district officials think there are inaccuracies being discussed on social media and in subsequent media stories.

Read our entire story here, or check out the article in Tuesday's Lake Country Reporter.

Police searching for armed robbery suspect in town of Eagle

March 02, 2015 9:46 a.m. | Town of Eagle — The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department is searching for a suspect involved in an armed robbery Feb. 27 at the Cornerstone Filling Station.

At 7:26 p.m. the sheriff's department responded to the gas station, S101 W34414 Highway LO, in the town of Eagle.

The masked suspect entered the front door of the business and obtained an undetermined amount of cash, according to a news release.

The suspect fled the scene in a newer model dark colored Honda CRV or a similar vehicle.

Two employees were inside the business during the robbery. No one was physically injured.

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House fire update

March 02, 2015 7:51 a.m. |  City of Oconomowoc firefighters were on the scene of a house fire Sunday afternoon at W37049 Washington St., in the Town of Oconomowoc.

According to information from the fire department, all occupants and pets were evacuated prior to its arrival. The fire call was received at 3:47 p.m., and flames and smoke were showing on the roof from an area near the chimney of a wood burning stove.

The first engine on the scene made an agressive interior attack; a second engine attempted to enter the second floor but was driven back by high heat conditions, Firefighters conducted a defensive exterior attack until the fire was extinguished.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation but is accidental, according to authorities, and no injuried were reported.

No dmaage estimate is available at this time, but danage to the home and its contents was significant. 

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Winter sends a reminder that it's still here

March 02, 2015 7:12 a.m. |  Just in case anyone thought the change in the calendar heralded a change in the season, winter has a message: Not so fast.

The National Weather service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow, sleet and freezing rain from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Snow is expected to start early Tuesday morning and transition to sleet, freezing rain and rain from midmorning through afternoon. Precipition is expected to taper off during the later afternoon, after accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. 

The precipitation could cause slippery roads during the Tuesday morning commute. 

House fire in Oconomowoc

March 01, 2015 7:22 p.m. | Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire at W37049 Washington St., in  Oconomowoc. Mutual aid is being provided by several local departments. More information as it becomes available,

Arrowhead girls defeat Germantown

Feb. 28, 2015 9:28 p.m. | Host Arrowhead, ranked 11th, defeated visiting Germantown (ranked 10th) Saturday night in a WIAA Division 1 regional final, 54-47. The win vaults the Warhawks into the sectional next Friday against Classic 8 Conference rival Waukesha West. Sophomore Grace Gilmore led the Warhawks with 18 points. Junior Katie Hinzey had her best game of the year and scored 13 points and senior Ally May had 9. The win was the 14th straight for AHS, who improved to 19-5 on the year.

Pewaukee girls upset by New Berlin West

Feb. 27, 2015 9:48 p.m. | Pewaukee's girls basketball team, ranked No. 8 in the state, was stunned by New Berlin West Friday night in a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal,59-37. The PHS season ended with an 18-5 record. During the regular season Pewaukee had defeated West twice.

Arrowhead girls end Kettle Moraine season

Feb. 27, 2015 9:36 p.m. | Host Arrowhead defeated Kettle Moraine's girls basketball team Friday night, 55-26,The win moves the 11th ranked Warhawks into the regional title game on Saturday at AHS at 7 p.m. against 10th ranked Germantown. Ally May had 12 points for the Warhawks and Augy Jepseb had 11. Lindsey Weber led Kettle Moraine with 13 points, all coming in the second half.

Eat your way through the weekend

Feb. 27, 2015 3:00 p.m. | Food will be in the spotlight this weekend, with everything from pancakes to chili to delight your taste buds.

Rise and shine with a stack of flapjacks at the Rotary Pancake Day, 7:30 a.m.  to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Waukesha County Expo Center Arena, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha.

The event is a fundraiser for the Waukesha Rotary Club. Advance tickets at $5 each are available at Waukesha State Bank, downtown location. Tickets are $7 at the door; free for children 5 and younger. For more information visit www.waukesharotary.org.

The ninth Annual Oconomowoc Rotary Wine & Brew Fest starts at 5 p.m.  Saturday at Olympia Resort, 1350 Royale Mile Road, Oconomowoc.  The festival features beer, wine and food from the best local restaurants.

Tickets at $50 from any O-Town Rotarian, through Facebook, or in person at most area First Bank Financial Centre locations, Books & Company & Lorleberg True Value Hardware.  For more information visit www.oconomowocrotary.org.

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