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Arrowhead grad posts first blog from Africa

Nov. 14, 2012 2:38 p.m. |  In August, we wrote about Arrowhead High School's recent graduate Marisa Comeau-Kerege's big trip to Africa. 

Today, she posted her first blog titled "Adjustsments" from Senegal and she writes about her transition from Stanford University to Senegal's capitol, Dakar.

Comeau-Kerege is traveling through Global Citizen Year, a corps-type program that recruits and trains graduating seniors in service and leadership. 

In her blog, she writes, "This isn’t our 'perfect' little world anymore. This isn’t our culture. This isn’t what I expected. I realized quickly that I really hadn’t prepared myself for this year at all."

Enters won't seek re-election in Pewaukee

8:11 a.m. |  Pewaukee Alderwoman Cheri Enters will not seek re-election next spring.

"I have worked in state and federal government court related positions all of my career, and now have served the city of Pewaukee in various capacities for almost 13 years," she wrote in an email to Lake Country Publications. "I look forward to more time with family, travel, and community volunteer work."

Summit crash kills one, injures another

Nov. 19, 2014 5:20 p.m. | Village of Summit — A 21-year-old woman was killed Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash on Golden Lake Road. 

The crash occurred at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and blocked off access to Golden Lake Road from Cedar Lane to Genesee Lake Road for three hours.

According to village of Summit Police Chief Michael Hartert, a northbound pickup truck occupied by one woman and one man on Golden Lake Road lost control on the snow covered roadway and struck a tree.

The woman, who was driving, was pronounced dead at the scene. She was wearing a seat belt, police said. 

The 27-year-old male was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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Dousman suggests care with new sidewalks and stamped concrete

Nov. 19, 2014 2:36 p.m. |  The Village of Dousman will be wrapping up odds and ends on its road project  by Friday, Nov. 21, with finishing touches to follow next spring when the final layer of blacktop is done and a couple curb and gutters are installed. 

The Village has been advised that nothing but sand is recommended for use on the new sidewalk and stamped concrete.

 “The effects of melting products on new concrete vary from region to region and the quality of the concrete.  In general new concrete cannot withstand the effects of freeze-thaw-freezing that occur with ice melters.  Increased hydrological pressures create cracks, and pops occur. 

Concrete manufacturers recommend the use of only sand and shovel on new concrete,” the Village said in a release.

“If you  must  use an ice-melter, use a very high quality asald based melter that melts to -25F, and has a large amount of anti–corrosive compounds in the product.            Do  not use  Calcium Chloride (CaCl), the common white pellet melter.  CaCl products melt using high heat from a chemical reaction with water creating heat pockets, and will refreeze.  If nighttime temps are near or below -25F,  do cannot use anything but a shovel.  The temperature must not approach the -25F limit of the product being used.

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Hy 16 eastbound closed near Capitol

Nov. 19, 2014 8:25 a.m. | Morning commuters are facing huge delays on eastbound Highway 16 just west of Capitol Drive in Pewaukee due to an accident. Eastbound drivers are being forced off the highway road at Jungbluth Road. Backups are huge on Highway 16 eastbound. Traffic is going slow due to the light snow which started about 4 a.m.

Heavy delays on Highway 16 because of crash

Nov. 19, 2014 7:40 a.m. |  A traffic accident on eastbound Highway 16 near Ryan Street in Pewaukee has traffic backed up for miles; emergency vehicles are on the scene.

Oconomowoc common council to vote on Fowler Lake Village developer's agreement at next meeting

Nov. 18, 2014 11:52 p.m. | City of Oconomowoc - The most important vote to date on the proposed Fowler Lake Village condominium project is scheduled to take place at the next city council meeting.

Aldermen on Tuesday, Nov. 18, postponed the vote on whether or not to rescind the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the city and developer Jeff Seymour until the next meeting after Mayor Jim Daley assured them that a vote on the Fowler Lake Village developer's agreement would also be scheduled for that meeting.

City Attorney Bill Chapman explained that rescinding the MOU was at best a symbolic gesture of the city's disapproval with the project and thus would have no real impact on the future of the development.

Fowler Lake Village opponents and alderman Matt Rosek - who two weeks ago proposed the motion to rescind the MOU - believed that a majority vote (by council members) to rescind would effectively kill the project. But Chapman said otherwise.

"The developer's agreement would still have to come before the council," he said.

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Kettle Moraine school board member relocates, opens spot for interim member

Nov. 18, 2014 11:28 p.m. | After receiving the resignation of Kettle Moraine School Board member Colin Butler on Nov. 8, the board decided to appoint an interim board member to fill out the remainder of Butler's term, which ends in April, 2015.

Butler, who was absent from the Nov. 18 board meeting, has already moved back to Vermont, his home state.

"We don't have an option to thank Colin, but, Colin, we do want to thank you for everything you have done for the district over the years," said School Board President Gary Vose. "I'm sure he will get very involved, not only in school, but other things, once he gets settled in, back out east again."

While the interim term will only last until April when Butler's term ends, Vose said appointing a board member to fill the spot would give the board "another set of eyes and ears to manage the district."

The appointed board member would need to file papers as a candidate in the spring 2015 election, if that person is interested in staying on the board.

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Candidates for Lisbon post named

Nov. 18, 2014 4:50 p.m. | Town of Lisbon - Three Milwaukee area municipal administrators have been named as finalists in the Town of  Lisbon search for a clerk/administrator

The three candidates were selected by the Town Board following a closed session Monday night in which the board reviewed  a field of six semi finalist.

Those six candidates were selected from a field of 34 applicants by the municipal human resource consulting firm GovHR.USA.

The firm conducted an intial round of interviews with each of the six candidates in addition to completing reference checks and additional research on each of the candidates who were later recommended to the Town Board, according to Town Chairman Matt Gehrke.

The three finalists selected by the board, according to Gehrke, are::

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Annual Lisbon Town meeting Wednesday

Nov. 18, 2014 6:36 a.m. |  Town of Lisbon - Town residents will have an opportunity Wednesday night to determine how they want the Town Board to spend about $425,000 in new revenue in the 2015 budget.

The available new money represents the annual payments that the town has  made in the past  to the Pauline Haass Library as part of a funding and operations agreement with the Village of Sussex.

The town board voted earlier this year to terminate the agreement at the end of the year.

Town residents will be expected to pay a Waukesha County library tax of about 28 cents per $1,000 assessed valuation in lieu of the money contributed to the library by the town board.

The town board has recommended the money be divided into several different funds for next year.

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Sewer rate hike in Delafield

Nov. 17, 2014 10:35 p.m. | City of Delafield - For the first time in 35 years, the city has increased its sewer utility service charges.

The Common Council on Monday night adopted a 2 percent hike in residential and commercial service charges.

The increase does not effect fees charged to connect to the city sewer  serviced by the Delafield Hartland Water Pollution Control Commission which helped the city establish the utility in 1980,

The rate increase equals about a $3.47 increase per year for a typical homeowner or about 87 cents a quarter, according to City Finance Officer Marie Williams.

Newly elected Alderman Al Zietlow had encouraged the council to adopt a rate increase arguing that it was "bad business practices" for the city to continually operate its sewer utility at a deficit.

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Delafield remodeler hosts food drive for Hunger Task Force

Nov. 17, 2014 1:11 p.m. | Bartelt The Remodeling Resource is hosting a Hunger Task Force food drive through Friday, Dec. 19. Nonperishable food items and monetary donations will be collected from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Bartelt office, 528 Wells St., Suite B, Delafield.

Community members are encouraged to donate the following preferred food items: canned fruit and juice; breakfast items such as cereal, oatmeal and pancake mix; high-protein foods such as peanut butter, canned meats, canned beans and stew; canned vegetables; infant formula and baby food; dinner items such as pasta, macaroni and cheeese and potato mixes; lunch items such as canned soups or canned pasta. 

Bartelt's goal is to exceed the 130 pounds it collected last year, collecting at least 200 pounds. 

AHS girls win state swim title

Nov. 15, 2014 6:17 p.m. | The powerhouse Arrowhead girls swim team rolled to the WIAA Division 1 state championship today in Madison. AHS had 337 points and Cedarburg was second at 221. Kelly Jacob won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100 freestyle. AHS won the 200 medley relay with the team of Alyssa Lewandowski, Lindsay Adamski, Megan Doty and Maddie Barta. They also won the 400 freestyle relay with the group of Jacob, Rocky Laabs, Abby Cabush and Barta.

Arrowhead rolls over Bay Port, returns to state

Nov. 15, 2014 12:54 p.m. | Bay Port came into Friday night's WIAA Division 1 semifinal playoff game with all kinds of momentum. And this is where it ended.

The Pirates were ranked second in the state, sporting an undefeated mark of 12-0, and were averaging 50 points per game in three playoff outings.

On paper, it appeared that three-loss Arrowhead would have an uphill battle against the mighty Pirates at Titan Stadium at UW-Oshkosh. But it was obvious early in the game that Bay Port hadn't played a team like the Warhawks all season.

AHS scored on four of its final five first half possessions, rolled to a convincing 28-6 lead at halftime and ended up topping the Pirates, 42-28.

That win vaulted the Warhawks into the state-title game for a third consecutive year.

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AHS rolls in state semifinals

Nov. 15, 2014 12:20 a.m. | Arrowhead's football team rolled over previously undefeated Bay Port (12-1) Friday night at Titan Stadium at UW-Oshkosh in a WAA Division 1 state semifinal game, 42-28. AHS (10-3) dominated the game from the start, leading 28-6 at halftime. The Arrowhead lead grew to 42-13 in the fourth period before the Pirates scored twice late in the game. AHS trailed 6-0 with 6:15 to play in the first period but then reeled off 28 unanswered points. In the first half the Warhawks got a 60-yard touchdown pass from Johnny Duranso to Nick Bastien, a 13-yard run from Duranso, a 41-yard pass from Duranso to Jordan Argue and a 72-yard run by Duranso. In the second half they got scores from Andy Hessler on a 40-yard interception and a 7-yard run by Argue.

Arrowhead falls but puts up fight at state boys volleyball

Nov. 14, 2014 10:58 p.m. | Shane Reid insists there was no magic bullet that morphed the Arrowhead boys volleyball team from a fifth-place finisher in the Classic 8 to a team that totally belonged in the WIAA state quarterfinals Nov. 14.

But the Warhawks' rapid ascension was undeniable, even in the aftermath of a tense loss to second-seeded Appleton North at Wisconsin Lutheran College on Nov. 14, 23-25, 26-24, 25-17, 22-25, 15-10.

"These guys just train their butts off," said Reid, Arrowhead's second-year coach. "They work so hard every single day, and the whole plan was to be good at the end. We don't care if we finish no higher than fifth at every stinking tournament during the year, because these are the ones that matter."

Appleton North leading attacker Liam Mahoney was everything for the Lightning in the decisive set, recording an absurd nine kills and one block over the 15 points. Arrowhead simply couldn't stop his attack from the left side.

"He jumps well, he sees the blockers well, he's a smart hitter," Reid said. "He's not just going to hope for the best and close his eyes. I thought we got to him a little bit in the fourth game, that was the difference there. I thought we were going to do it again in the fifth and pull it out, but that wasn't the case. I couldn't be more proud of that squad. We really have 16 starters, it's crazy. The competition level in practice is awesome."

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Community Watch

» Enters won't seek re-election in Pewaukee 08:11 AM

» Summit crash kills one, injures another 11/19

» Dousman suggests care with new sidewalks and stamped concrete 11/19

» Hy 16 eastbound closed near Capitol 11/19

» Heavy delays on Highway 16 because of crash 11/19

» Oconomowoc common council to vote on Fowler Lake Village developer's agreement at next meeting 11/18

» Kettle Moraine school board member relocates, opens spot for interim member 11/18

» Candidates for Lisbon post named 11/18

» Annual Lisbon Town meeting Wednesday 11/18

» Sewer rate hike in Delafield 11/17

» Delafield remodeler hosts food drive for Hunger Task Force 11/17

» AHS girls win state swim title 11/15

» Arrowhead rolls over Bay Port, returns to state 11/15

» AHS rolls in state semifinals 11/15

» Arrowhead falls but puts up fight at state boys volleyball 11/14

» Dousman man killed in Jefferson County crash Updated:  11/14

» Lake Country artists and craftsmen create holiday gifts 11/14

» Paul Farrow announces for Waukesha County executive 11/14

» Town Supervisor Larry Krause announces run for town chairman seat in town of Delafield 11/14

» House fire in Town of Merton 11/13

» AHS football team in state semis Friday night 11/13

» 30West magazine looking for Waukesha couples to feature in February issue 11/13

» Oman to step down 11/13

» Vrakas to retire as Waukesha County exec, sparking likely GOP tussle Updated:  11/13

» House fire in Merton overnight 11/13

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Weekend Happenings

Featured this week:  

The Art of the Bicycle: 11 a.m. Nov. 21, 26, Delafield Arts Center, 719 Genesee St., Delafield. Diane Lehman, Peter Kudlata and Wheel & Sprocket. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. first and third Saturdays and by appointment, Free www.delafieldartscenter.org.

Organ Concert: 1:30 p.m. Nov. 21, St. Jerome Catholic Church, 995 S. Silver Lake St., Oconomowoc. Oconomowoc Music Club is hosting a concert by renowned organist Dr. Simone Gheller. Refreshments will be served after the concert. Free.

Yuletide Faire: 5-9 p.m. Nov. 21; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 22, Prairie Hill Waldorf School, N14-W29143 Silvernail Road, Pewaukee. $4 in advance or $5 at the door for adults and $1 in advance or $2 at the door for children under 15. Features strolling minstrels and costumed characters, puppet shows, storytelling, candle dipping, face painting, children’s craft workshops, children’s holiday shopping, live music, silent auction, children’s book sale, natural toys, 35 vendors, warm food, homemade desserts, candies, nuts and other treats. 

Fashionable Tidings Gala Luncheon: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 22, Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee. Holiday fashions of local clothiers Paul Bruce Goodman and Liebling Leather. Music by Brusubardis String Ensemble. Lunch includes shrimp scamp and angel hair pasta with vegetables provencale. Wine tasting  and auction. Benefits Waukesha Choral Union. $35. Call (414) 297-9310 for tickets. www.choralunion.org.

Updates to this calendar are made weekly Monday afternoon. 

 

All weekend happenings.