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Oconomowoc businesses, students deliver cartloads of food to pantry

Nov. 14, 2012 8:46 a.m. | City of Oconomowoc - People in Oconomowoc have come out in full force in recent weeks to help the Oconomowoc Area Food Pantry. The help couldn't have come at a better time as pantry organizers Bill and Lois Jackson said November is the food bank's busiest month, followed by December.

Recent drives that have helped stock pantry shelves include:

True Blue Day: Five carloads of nonperishable food items and $800 in cash was donated after the drive run by Snyder Insurance Agency that invites businesses to wear blue jeans to work in exchange for donations to the pantry.

Stuff the Bus: Meadow View students with the generosity of the community were able to donate 10 full shopping carts of food and $325.90 after their stuff the bus fundraiser.

Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat: Oconomowoc High School’s chapter of the International Thespian Society collected 1,588 pounds of food .

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Musician Eddie Cash will perform at the American Legion Post 375 in Mukwonago

4:22 p.m. | Village of Mukwonago — Musician Eddie Cash is performing at the American Legion Post 375 on Saturday June, 4.

Cash is a Memphis native with a long history of performing. He's performed with notable musicians like Elvis Presley, Conway Twitty and the Bill Black Combo. He's performed all over the nation, including venues in Chicago and Las Vegas.

Cash incorporates stories of his musical adventures into his performances, which are different every time, but always blend music and history.

Seating for his June 4 show starts at 6:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $11 for seniors and $12 for general admission, tickets can be purchased at the door.

The American Legion Post 375 is located on County Road NN, which is under construction, but those looking to attend the show will be able to get through the road construction to the venue without too much trouble. Questions, concerns or ticket inquires can be directed to 262-248-2274.

Register for Oconomowoc Yellow Brick Road Walk/Run

3:29 p.m. | Join the Oconomowoc Chamber Of Commerce for the  11th Annual Yellow Brick Road 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, June 4. Event proceeds benefit the Chamber's vision of being the proactive voice and resource for business in a thriving local economy. The Yellow Brick Road is presented by the Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce. Register online at:
http://www.oconomowoc.org/events/yellow-brick-road-5k-run-walk-and/

Race Day

7 a.m.: packet pick-up and race day registration opens

8 a.m.: race day registration closes

8 a.m.: Kids half-mile Fun Run

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North Lake commissioners delay decision on reducing fishing limits

3:00 p.m. | Officials with the North Lake Management District are mulling the idea of reducing the daily bag limits for some fish species on the lake but haven't yet made a decision.

District commissioners met Wednesday, May 25 but commission chairman Jerry Heine said they delayed a decision on the matter because they're still waiting for more information from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Heine said the concern has to do mostly with the lake's population of crappie and bluegill, which he said "get hit hard."

"As soon as word gets out that somebody caught some crappie and bluegill, it goes around to the bait shops and they pass it on and then the fishing gets pretty heavy," Heine said. "We're just trying to maintain the populations in the lake so it doesn't become a non-fishing lake."

The bag limits are set by the DNR and vary by species. The bag limit for panfish, which includes white and black crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed and yellow perch, is a total of 25 per day.

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Holiday brings change for village of Wales garbage pickup

2:43 p.m. | Due to the Memorial Day holiday, both trash and yard waste pickup for the village of Wales will be on Thursday, June 2, according to village of Wales Deputy Clerk Pauline Wigderson.

Recycling will not be picked up next week.

Former Pewaukee administrator LaBorde a finalist for Grafton job

12:51 p.m. | The former Pewaukee city administrator is one of four finalists for the village administrator's job in Grafton.

Tammy LaBorde, who resigned as Pewaukee city administrator in February after concerns were raised about her leadership abilities, is one of two local candidates selected as finalists, according to information provided by the village of Grafton. Waukesha's Jesse Thyes, human resources director and assistant city administrator in Mequon, is the other.

The other two finalists are from Ohio and West Virginia.

LaBorde's resignation came two months after a consultant hired by the city of Pewaukee reported a survey of department heads and key managers revealed a consistent theme of concern about LaBorde's leadership, and the consultant recommended that she "no longer be in a position as a leader of people."

The December 2015 document, prepared by consultant Living As A Leader (LAAL), was obtained by Lake Country Publications through an open-records request.

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Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce to kick off annual nature challege June 1

11:41 a.m. | City of Oconomowoc — Waukesha County residents have waited long enough for summer to arrive, so they shouldn't need any excuse to spend time outdoors.

But if you're still looking for a reason to stand up from your desk or step away from your screens and enjoy the weather, the Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce has just the ticket.

The Chamber is kicking off its annual 30x30 Nature Challenge from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 1 at the Oconomowoc Community Center, 220 W. Wisconsin Ave., with a bring-your-own picnic event. The festivities will also include free paddleboat rides and speeches from local business leaders and County Executive Paul Farrow.

The 30x30 Nature Challenge is a monthlong push, sponsored by the chamber's Sustainable Business Initiative, to spend 30 minutes a day outside, unplugged, for each of the 30 days in June.

This year's challenge is growing to include all of Waukesha County, according to a news release.

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Village of Pewaukee accepting applications for deputy clerk-treasurer position

10:18 a.m. | Village of Pewaukee — Those interested in applying for the deputy clerk-treasurer position in the village have until 4 p.m. June 9 to apply.

The person hired for the new full-time position will assist the village clerk and village treasurer. The starting hourly salary will be between $18.94 and $22.26, depending on qualifications, and will include a comprehensive benefits package.

For the village, the road to hire a deputy clerk-treasurer has been circuitous.

After former Village Clerk-Treasurer Nancy Zastrow resigned last July, the village board moved to fill the opening. But in October, trustees changed course and voted instead to create the position of finance director. The board switched gears again May 3, scrapping the idea of a finance director and deciding instead to hire a deputy clerk-treasurer.

More information about the position can be found at bit.ly/deputyclerk.

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Man injured after being struck by car while walking along I-94 in Pewaukee

9:20 a.m. | City of Pewaukee — A 32-year-old Milwaukee man was flown to the hospital by Flight for Life on Wednesday evening, May 25, after he was hit by a car while walking along eastbound I-94 at Bluemound Road.

According to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, the man was walking outside his vehicle at about 5:51 p.m. when the car struck him. Witnesses immediately rendered aid until emergency personnel arrived.

The man was taken to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa for treatment of his injuries, which remain unspecified. At press time, the man's medical condition was unclear.

A news release from the sheriff's department did not indicate why the man got out of his car or was walking along the interstate.

Personnel from the sheriff's department, Wisconsin State Patrol, village of Pewaukee Police Department and the city of Pewaukee Fire Department responded to the accident.

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Divine Redeemer Lutheran School team wins Knowledge Bowl

9:02 a.m. | A team from Divine Redeemer Lutheran School in Delafield captured first place in the annual Lutheran School Knowledge Bowl competition held Wednesday, May 18 at Lake Country Lutheran High School in Hartland. The team, which includes two eighth-graders, a seventh-grader and two sixth-graders, is coached by Neva Conlon.

Divine Redeemer Lutheran competed against Elm Grove Lutheran School, Hales Corners Lutheran School, Immanuel Lutheran School in Brookfield and St. Paul's Lutheran School in Oconomowoc and walked away with the championship for the seventh time.

Work underway on city of Pewaukee's new water tower

8:58 a.m. | City of Pewaukee — It's not time to tear down the old one yet — that's a ways away — but work is underway on the city's new water tower, which will be bigger and much easier on the eyes.

The new tower is going up just west of the existing one near city hall.

It's actually going to be a bit further west and south than originally planned, Pewaukee Public Works Director Jeff Weigel said. Fifteen feet to be exact, to provide a buffer zone from overhead electrical lines.

"Both the contractor and We Energies staff had indicated that because it was so close to the wires, it was preferable that either the wires be buried to eliminate the future hazard of working on the tower and constructing it, or if it was possible to move the tower about 15 feet," Weigel said.

He said they checked with the Federal Aviation Administration and Waukesha County's Department of Parks & Land Use — both of which have permitting authority on the tower — and both were OK with moving the structure.

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Pewaukee man gets jail, fine for fifth drunken driving offense

May 25, 2016 8:56 p.m. | City of Waukesha — Todd Musil, who has a history of intoxicated driving, shouldn't have been behind the wheel when police pulled him over in January and will spend the next 15 months of his life behind bars for that mistake, a Waukesha County Circuit judge ruled recently.

Musil, 56, of Pewaukee pleaded guilty May 23 to fifth offense driving with a prohibited blood alcohol content, according to online court records. Ramirez sentenced him to 15 months in jail.

Musil was apparently in the wrong place at the wrong time Jan. 3 when officers followed and stopped his truck because they thought one of Musil's friends, who was a suspect in an alleged domestic violence incident earlier that day, was driving.

That man wasn't behind the wheel, but Musil — who appeared to turn his car around after seeing a squad car — was, and, despite his four previous OWI convictions, was drunk, a criminal complaint said.

Officers could smell alcohol wafting from Musil's truck, where they also found an empty beer can, the complaint said. Musil later reportedly told officers he drank two 16-ounce beers about an hour before getting behind the wheel and had been driving around looking for his girlfriend.

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Chief on the Street: Top news stories in this week's Mukwonago Chief

May 25, 2016 7:36 p.m. | The Chief on the Street is a highlight of the top news stories from this week's Mukwonago Chief. Look for reporters Carol Spaeth-Bauer and Andrea Tritschler as they travel around the Chief's coverage area, bringing readers the news from where it happened (or close nearby).

Read more about this week's top stories:

· Road construction is underway, but we have you covered with a map of construction in the area.

· Lorraine McAdams passed away at 91. She was a generous community supporter and the "key person to the success" of the McAdams grocery store.

· Residents from Big Bend came to the public hearing to voice their concerns about the proposed phase II permit for the Kaishian property, which has a history of problems.

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Rule for trailer parking in City of Oconomowoc

May 25, 2016 4:44 p.m. | City of Oconomowoc Police are reminding residents of municipal ordinance 7.03(5) related to parking trailers on city streets.

 Parking of trailers prohibited:
(a) Parking of trailers detached from motor vehicles is prohibited on all City streets and public areas, unless in an area designated for trailer parking. 
(b) Parking of trailers attached to motor vehicles is prohibited on all City streets and public areas where continuous in excess of 48 hours.

Oconomowoc's Shorehaven plans history presentation

May 25, 2016 4:36 p.m. | Global history buff David Wiedenkeller returns as Alexander the Great in another class offered on the Shorehaven Campus.

Taking place Wednesday, June 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Center for Life Enrichment, 1306 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc, this historical presentation will also feature a  luncheon.

 Cost is  $20; or choose the encore presentation from 3 to 4:15 p.m. with includes a dessert of  apple cinnamon crisp with your choice of coffee or hot tea. Cost:  $10.

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Milwaukee man charged in shooting during failed drug rip-off in Sussex

May 25, 2016 4:35 p.m. | A Milwaukee man was charged Wednesday with shooting a 16-year-old Sussex boy during a failed drug rip-off earlier this month near the Bug Line Trail.

London D. White, 22, faces counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, being a felon with a gun and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, as party to a crime.

According to the criminal complaint:

The 16-year-old victim, identified only as G.E., planned his side of the of rip-off with three friends — ages 16, 17 and 18 — who all walked along the trail from G.E.'s house to meet White and his friend on the afternoon of May 14.

White had texted G.E. about buying a quarter-pound of marijuana from him for $1,000.

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» Musician Eddie Cash will perform at the American Legion Post 375 in Mukwonago 5/26

» Register for Oconomowoc Yellow Brick Road Walk/Run 5/26

» North Lake commissioners delay decision on reducing fishing limits 5/26

» Holiday brings change for village of Wales garbage pickup 5/26

» Former Pewaukee administrator LaBorde a finalist for Grafton job 5/26

» Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce to kick off annual nature challege June 1 5/26

» Village of Pewaukee accepting applications for deputy clerk-treasurer position 5/26

» Man injured after being struck by car while walking along I-94 in Pewaukee 5/26

» Divine Redeemer Lutheran School team wins Knowledge Bowl 5/26

» Work underway on city of Pewaukee's new water tower 5/26

» Pewaukee man gets jail, fine for fifth drunken driving offense 5/25

» Chief on the Street: Top news stories in this week's Mukwonago Chief 5/25

» Rule for trailer parking in City of Oconomowoc 5/25

» Oconomowoc's Shorehaven plans history presentation 5/25

» Milwaukee man charged in shooting during failed drug rip-off in Sussex 5/25

» Second suspect in Sussex shooting charged with attempted homicide 5/25

» Video: Hartland's Jim McLoone reflects on Honor Flight, time in military Updated:  5/25

» Oconomowoc Police Chief Dave Beguhn to retire by end of year Updated:  5/25

» Pewaukee's CELA schedules open houses 5/24

» Lake Country Memorial Day programs scheduled 5/24

» North Prairie man dies after motorcycle/car crash in Mukwonago Updated:  5/24

» Sports Authority now plans to close all stores 5/24

» Initial Reaction: Talking with star Waukesha soccer players Dani Rhodes, Emily Cervantes Updated:  5/24

» Village of Wales Gulf War veteran to march in Washington, D.C., Memorial Day parade 5/24

» Town of Merton to hire part-time employee to assist treasurer 5/24

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Joe Hite: 7 p.m. May 27, Okauchee Lake Yacht Club, W340 N6338 Breezy Point Road, Oconomowoc. 7 to 11 p.m. Joe Hite will perform, and all proceeds will benefit the Okauchee Fireworks Fund. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Minimum $10 per person.

Burgundy Ties Plays: 8 p.m. May 28, Bucky’s Lakeside Pub and Grill, 50n 35016w Wisconsin Ave, Okauchee. The combination of their eclectic sound and live performance makes Burgundy Ties stand out as an original and inspired Milwaukee band. Visit www.burgundytiesband.com. Free.

Duck/Homemade Boat Race: 10 a.m. May 28, Nixon Park, 339 Maple Ave., Hartland. Races start at 11 a.m. There will be food for sale as well as other family-friendly activities. Entry fee per race is $5 and $1 to purchase a duck. All proceeds go to saving the swifts and to the Ice Age Trail. For rules and information, visit www.savetheswifts.com.

Rummage Sale: 9 a.m. May 26-27; 8 a.m. May 28, Rummage Sale, N41W29213 Prairie Wind Circle South, Pewaukee. Volunteers and donations needed. We will supply tax donation forms to donors. Anything not sold will be donated to Goodwill and Lake Country Caring.

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