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KM boys move to 3-0

Nov. 29, 2012 8:25 a.m. |  Kettle Moraine's boys basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season Wednesday night by scoring a come-from-behind 56-52 nonconference win over host West Bend East.

KM trailed 30-24 at halftime and then outscored East by a 32-22 margin in the final two periods.

Paul Miller led the Lasers wih 16 points and Mike Ottusch and Mitchell Oleson added 14 tallies apiece. Dakota Perron added 8 points for the winners.

SummerStage opens its 2015 season with a party

May 29, 2015 3:00 p.m. | It’s party time at SummerStage as it kicks off its 2015 season with King Solomon Reggae Band and De La Buena Salsa Band for the Party in the Park.

The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the outdoor venue in Lapham Peak Park on Highway C, one mile south of I-94. Tickets are $13 adults, $11 seniors and students, $6 youth.

A night of entertainment is in store at the Oconomowoc High School Super Showcase at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E. Forest St., Oconomowoc. Be entertained by some of OHS’s most talented singers, dancers, musicians and actors in comedy sketches and musical performances in this two-hour family show. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students.

A Spring Fling Rummage Sale will be 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Merton Primary School, N68 W28460 Sussex Road, Merton. The huge community rummage sale has more than 30 booths including local businesses, crafters, vendors and organizations with items for sale and information. Concessions will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Pewaukee man accused of sixth OWI after high-speed chase

May 29, 2015 1:13 p.m. | A 39-year-old Pewaukee man with a history of drunken driving reportedly told police to "expect a blood bath" after he was arrested, following a car and foot chase, for impaired driving.

The man, Jonathan Jeske, was charged Thursday, May 28, in Waukesha County Circuit Court with sixth-offense driving while intoxicated, attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer and obstructing an officer. He has five prior OWI convictions on his record.

According to a criminal complaint, Jeske was pulled over at about 9:36 p.m. May 27 on the eastbound I-94 on-ramp from Pewaukee Road on suspicion of drunken driving.

An officer said in the complaint that Jeske's speech was lethargic, his eyes were bloodshot and his car smelled of alcohol. When a second officer arrived to help administer field sobriety tests, Jeske shifted his car into gear and sped away, the complaint said.

Jeske reportedly led police on a brief but high-speed chase down the interstate before exiting onto Redford Boulevard and turning into the parking lot at Steinhafels Furniture store.

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Two crashes have traffic backed up near Capitol Drive, Highway 16

May 28, 2015 10:08 a.m. | Traffic is delayed this morning on eastbound and westbound Highway 16, 1 mile west of the Capitol Drive interchange.

The traffic delays are apparently the result of two separate accidents.

A truck is turned over on its side in the ditch adjacent to the westbound lanes.

There also appears to be a multi-car crash near the eastbound lanes.

Police, fire and rescue personnel from multiple jurisdictions are on the scene, totaling about a dozen vehicles.

Waukesha County beaches open Saturday

May 28, 2015 7:28 a.m. | Memorial Day is in the rear-view mirror; summer is just around the corner, and what better sign than the opening of Waukesha County beaches? A lack of lifeguards has prompted the county to staff just four beaches this summer; two others will be unstaffed where swimmers may swim at their own risk. Lifeguards will be on duty from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily starting Saturday, May 30: Fox Brook Park, 2925 N. Barker Road, Brookfield; Menomonee Park, W220 N7884 Townline Road, Menomonee Falls; Muskego Park, S83 W20370 Janesville Road, Muskego; and Naga-Waukee Park, 651 Highway 83, Hartland. At staffed beaches, swimming is allowed only when lifeguards are on duty, with the exception of Naga-Waukee Park. At Naga-Waukee, swimmers may swim at their own risk only after lifeguard staffing has ended from sunrise to sunset through Labor Day. Mukwonago Park, S100 W31900 Highway LO, Mukwonago, will be staffed by lifeguards weekends only, May 30-31 and June 6-7. The beach will be closed June 1-5 and 8-11. Swim at your own risk will run Friday, June 12, through Labor Day. Swimming lessons will be held as scheduled from June 22-July 3, and will run while the beach is open to swim at your own risk. Minooka Park, 1927 E. Sunset Drive, Waukesha, will have swim at your own risk hours from sunrise to sunset Friday, June 5, through Labor Day.

Oconomowoc Yellow Brick Road Run on Saturday

May 28, 2015 6:00 a.m. | The annual Yellow Brick Road Run/Walk   hosted by the Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Satirday, May 30. 

Time Details:

Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m.

Location: Village Green Park

Address: 104 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

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Sussex intersection approved

May 27, 2015 2:57 p.m. |  Sussex - The Village Board, on a 3 to 2 vote Tuesday night, May 26, approved plans to eliminate an iconic business district intersection at Main Street and  Silver Spring Drive and replace it with a T intersection a few hundred feet east of the existing triangle intersection.

The reconfiguration, which is estimated to cost about $1.4 million, is intended to improve the flow of traffic along Main Street and through the village.

However, Village Trustees Pat Tetzlaff and Bob Zarzynski  voted against the plan saying the reconfiguration would eliminate some parking spots, create turn manuevers too tight for large trucks, and located the new intersection too close to a local Barber Shop. 

With their opposition, the plan could not receive the usual four vote majority because there are two vacancies on the board created by the recent resignations of former trustees Matt Cmeyla and Matthew Petricca.

Horizon Elementary in Pewaukee to host ALS fundraiser this weekend

May 27, 2015 2:40 p.m. | Village of Pewaukee - A group of sixth grade students at Horizon Elementary School is banding together to help one of their own.

Pewaukee School District Public Information Coordinator Wendy Wong said in an email that one of the students had a mother that died from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

As a result, the Horizon students, with some help from School Counselor Amy Farrow, have organized a fund raising event to support ALS research, Wong said.

The fundraiser is scheduled to run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the school, 438 Lake Street.

The event will feature arts and crafts, games, a raffle, henna art and a basketball contest, according to Horizon Elementary's Facebook page. There will be also be pizza and baked goods for sale.

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Sunset Serenade at SummerStage on Friday

May 27, 2015 10:45 a.m. |  If you’re looking for something different to do this weekend, consider attending the Sunset Serenade at  7 p.m. on Friday, May 29 at SummerStage.

Enjoy the music of  The Milwaukee Guitar Quarter and  a wine tasting by Sonoma Cellars

The event will benefit the Lake Area Free Clinic and AngelsGrace. Tickets are $10 and available at both locations and at the stage the night of the concert. 

Rep. Scott Allen announces listening session

May 27, 2015 10:22 a.m. | Rep. Scott Allen (R-Waukesha) will hold a listening session from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday June 3. at the town of Genesee town hall, S43 W31391 State Highway 83 Genesee Depot.

For more information or questions please call Rep. Allen’s office at (608) 266-8580 or email Rep.allen@legis.wisconsin.gov.

Former Lisbon clerk Kraus gets jail time, probation for defrauding town

May 26, 2015 10:50 a.m. | City of Waukesha — Former Town of Lisbon Administrator/Clerk Elizabeth Kraus was found guilty of credit card fraud on Friday, May 22, in Waukesha County Circuit Court and will serve 12 months in jail for her crime.

Circuit Court Judge Michael Aprahamian stayed a sentence of up to two years in prison and four years of extended supervision for Kraus in favor of five years of probation. Aprahamian said during the May 22 plea and sentencing hearing that the only reason Kraus wasn't going to prison was her prior lack of a criminal record.

Aprahamian also sentenced Kraus to serve 12 months in jail — nine months of "straight time" and three months with work-release privileges — and ordered her to pay an undetermined amount of restitution to the town of Lisbon. An exact restitution amount will be determined on June 29 at a restitution hearing.

Kraus pleaded no contest to the credit card fraud charge.

Several town of Lisbon employees, including Supervisor Joe Osterman and Clerk/Administrator Matt Janecke, appeared and spoke at the sentencing. Many of them criticized Kraus' character and asked the court to impose a harsher sentence than had been outlined in a plea agreement.

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Pedestrian killed in accident

May 26, 2015 7:55 a.m. |  A 77-year-old Oconomowoc woman was killed after a being stuck by a vehicle in the 100 blockof Cross Street at 4:31 p.m. on Saturday, May 23.

 According to police, the preliminary investigation  indicated that a 2001 pickup truck,  driven by a 38-year old Oconomowoc man, turned west onto Cross Street from east bound Wisconsin Avenue, and struck the woman who was crossing the street in mid-block.

The woman has been identified as Judith Waldorf. She sustained significant head injuries and paramedics   performed CPR at the scene. She was transported to the hospital and at 6 p.m., she passed away, according to authorities.

Police said the driver was cooperative and while the investigation is still ongoing, drugs and/or alcohol do not  appear to  be a factor.

The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Unit is assisting with the investigation. 

Daylong event honors veterans

May 22, 2015 3:00 p.m. |  For many people Memorial Day weekend means three days of gardening, cookouts, family gatherings and highway traffic.

Unfortunately, not a lot of folks spend any time in activities that really reflect what the weekend is about.

If you’re looking for a fun way to honor World War II, Korean War and other U.S. this weekend with the whole family, plan to attend the free celebration Saturday at Wisconsin Harley-Davidson, 1280 Blue Ribbon Drive, Oconomowoc. The daylong event begins with reveille and breakfast at 8 a.m. followed by an opening ceremony with a color guard and a live performance of the national anthem. The event also includes military and veterans organizations, interactive displays and vehicles, food and beverages and entertainment. The day will end with an evening showing of “Honor Flight: One Last Mission” on a big, outdoor screen.

On Sunday, the celebration continues with the Honor Ride of motorcycles and jeeps to the War Memorial in downtown Milwaukee where there will be another day of music and other events.

Visit www.wishd.com for a list of activities.

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Hartland police searching for robbery suspect

May 20, 2015 8:23 p.m. | Village of Hartland — Police are searching for Christa Williams, a 35-year-old Burlington resident, who is suspected of robbing a bank Thursday afternoon, May 20, in the village of Hartland.

At about noon, a woman believed to be Williams walked into the U.S. Bank branch, 160 E. Capitol Drive, and handed a note to the teller, demanding money, according to a news release from Deputy Police Chief Mike Bagin.

The woman — who is described as about 5 feet tall with a medium build and brown hair — implied that she had a weapon and received less than $1,000 in cash, Bagin said.

Williams matches that description and was accused the same day as the Hartland robbery of committing a similar crime on May 16 at the Pewaukee Walmart.

After receiving the money, police said the woman fled the bank on foot. She was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses, black pants and white shoes, according to the release.

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OPL to hold Antique Book Sale

May 20, 2015 5:56 p.m. |   The Friends of the Oconomowoc Public Library will hold an Antique and Rare Book Sale at the Oconomowoc Public Library, 200 W. South St., on  Friday May 29 and Saturday May 30,

  Proceeds from this   event will fund a mural for the library’s lobby.

There will be a first-choice exclusive sale on Friday, May 29 from 6 to 8 pm. For a donation of $10, shoppers will have the first chance to purchase the antique and rare books on offer, and may enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres.

The remaining books will be on sale Saturday, May 30 from 9  am until noon. No donation is required to shop on Saturday.

 Books included in the sale range in price from $10 to $1,500. Numerous leather-bound books will be included.

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Nearby robbery puts Hartland North on lockdown

May 20, 2015 2:23 p.m. |  According WISN, several Hartland schools were placed in lockdown after a nearby robbery.

Hartland North Elementary was placed in external lockdown due to a nearby bank robbery, according to WISN. Other district schools were placed in a security alert as a precaution.

WISN noted that the district said it is no longer in a lockdown, but have all external doors locked.

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