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Arrowhead wears down Memorial

Dec. 07, 2012 10:20 p.m. | The Arrowhead boys basketball team entered the final quarter of Friday night's crucial Classic 8 Conference battle tied at 41-41, but the Warhawks were able to get the best of Catholic Memorial in the final 8 minutes and pulled away for a 65-56 win.

Now at 4-0 on the year, Arrowhead hit three 3-pointers early in the fourth, including two from Dom Todarello and one from Kenny Finco. The Warhawks opened the final quarter on a 15-4 run to put the game in hand.

The Warhawks trailed by as many as 10 points in the first quarter, when Catholic Memorial used a 10-0 run. Arrowhead's first lead didn't come until 3:30 remained in the third quarter when Ricky Finco hit the second of consecutive 3-pointers -- part of the team's eight total makes from beyond the arc.

Kyle Keranen continued his steady play and finished with 16 points. Todarello scored eight of his 10 points in the final quarter, Billy Hirschfeld added 10 and Ricky Finco had 8.

Video: Hartland's Jim McLoone reflects on Honor Flight, time in military

1:55 p.m. | Many experiences made an impression on Hartland resident and Korean War veteran Jim McLoone during a recent Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C., but he said the reception the veterans received both in the nation's capital and upon their return was among the most memorable.

The 87-year-old McLoone, former owner and publisher of Lake Country Publications, was among two planeloads of veterans — many from the area — who took part in the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight on Saturday, May 14, to see the war memorials that stand in their honor.

He said they left Washington to "standing ovations and great music," and found the same upon their return to Milwaukee, with about 2,000 well-wishers lining up to greet the vets at the airport, with music provided by the Greater Milwaukee Fire and Police Pipes and Drums and the Kettle Moraine High School marching band.

"It brought tears to my eyes, and I think it did to many of the others," McLoone said. "We were very appreciative of all the support that had been given to us."

Serving as McLoone's guardian on the trip was his son-in-law Tom Slattery, also of Hartland and an Air Force veteran.

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Oconomowoc Police Chief Dave Beguhn to retire by end of year

10:25 a.m. | The city of Oconomowoc will bid farewell to its chief of police before the end of the year.

Dave Beguhn, 57, has informed city leaders, including the city administrator, the mayor and the police and fire commission, of his intention to retire on Dec. 1. However, with accrued personal and vacation time, the target date for his departure is Oct. 28.

Beguhn, who is the director of public safety for the city, said his original plan was to retire in the spring of next year.

"My intention was to go next April, but what changed was my father's passing," the chief said. "I wanted to be here for the winter, instead of out of state, for him."

Beguhn said he and his wife, Barb, plan on being snowbirds, dividing their time between Florida in the winter, and their property in northern Wisconsin during the summer.

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Pewaukee's CELA schedules open houses

May 24, 2016 4:47 p.m. | Christian Education Leadership Academy, Pewaukee's newest private Christian school, has scheduled open houses for Wednesday, May 25, and Tuesday, June 7 where community members can take a tour of the school on Ryan Street.

On both nights there will be tours starting at 6, 6:20, 6:40 and 7 p.m. The tours will highlight the school's "pod" classroom design and demonstrate high-end technology used by students.

Those interested in taking a tour are asked to register online. Additional open houses are expected to be scheduled.

CELA is nearing the end of its inaugural school year. As part of an effort to increase enrollment for its second year, CELA has announced a scholarship for new students.

Lake Country Memorial Day programs scheduled

May 24, 2016 4:28 p.m. | Memorial Day, a day to remember and honor those who lost their lives while serving our country, will be marked by several ceremonies around Lake Country. Here's a look at some of the programs and parades scheduled for Monday, May 30.

Delafield

Delafield American Legion Post 196 will hold a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 30, at Legion Hall, 333 N. Lapham Peak Road. For information, call (262) 646-3930.

Hartland

American Legion Post 294 and VFW Post 5158 of Hartland will host a public Memorial Day ceremony at 10:15 a.m. Monday, May 30, beginning at the American Legion Post, 231 Goodwin Ave.

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North Prairie man dies after motorcycle/car crash in Mukwonago

May 24, 2016 1:30 p.m. | Village of Mukwonago — A North Prairie man who was severely injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday, May 15, in the village of Mukwonago died later that night, according to those close to him.

The cause of death is still unknown due to the unusual circumstances surrounding his death.

As 48-year-old Danny Weber was being taken to Froedtert Hospital, the ambulance carrying him was involved in a collision near 92nd Street and Oklahoma in Milwaukee, the cause of which is still under investigation.

Weber was being taken to the hospital after a crash on Highway 83 at Black Bear Boulevard in Mukwonago. According to Mukwonago Police Chief Kevin Schmidt, Weber was northbound on Highway 83 on a motorcycle when a 2008 Mercury sedan pulled out from Black Bear Boulevard to head south on 83. Weber's motorcycle struck the rear of the sedan.

The driver of the car, a 91-year-old man from Burlington, was taken to Waukesha Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

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Sports Authority now plans to close all stores

May 24, 2016 12:53 p.m. | Sports Authority, which filed for bankruptcy protection in March, now plans to close all 463 of its stores, including locations in Delafield, Brookfield, Glendale and Greenfield.

USA Today, citing court documents, said the sporting goods retailer will launch a going-out-of-business sale this week. Sports Authority's final sales are expected to start by Friday, May 27, and finish by the end of August, the documents state.

Sports Authority initially planned to close just 143 stores and two distribution centers.

An employee at the Delafield store at 2950 Golf Road referred all media questions to the company's corporate office.

Calls to the corporate office were not returned. As of Tuesday, May 24, no updates were posted on the retailer's website.

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Initial Reaction: Talking with star Waukesha soccer players Dani Rhodes, Emily Cervantes

May 24, 2016 12:05 p.m. | JP sits down with top girls soccer players Dani Rhodes of Waukesha West and Emily Cervantes of Catholic Memorial. JP also begrudgingly talks about the decision facing Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes, and the guys talk about Cubs-hate in the Milwaukee market and look at a number of WIAA spring sports storylines. Each week, Lake Country/Now sports director JR Radcliffe and Time Warner Cable Sports Channel's JP Cadorin chat about the Wisconsin sports scene, with an emphasis on Milwaukee-area preps. Find the podcast on Stitcher and iTunes.

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

May 24, 2016 11:17 a.m. | Twenty-five years ago, more than 600,000 service members took part in Operation Desert Storm, at the time the largest deployment of U.S. armed forces since Vietnam.

David J. Maerker then a private first class from Delafield, was one of those who left friends and family behind to serve.

On May 30, Maerker, now from the village of Wales, will march with more than 500 Gulf War veterans in the American Veterans Center's National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C.

To mark the 25th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm and honor those who served and sacrificed, the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association and America Veterans Center have invited more than 500 Gulf War veterans to reunite at the National Memorial Day Parade.

The veterans are participating thanks to the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association and its mission to honor the legacy of the Gulf War though building a monument in the nation's capital to the 383 service members who fell during the war and honoring those who served in this pivotal moment in world history.

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Town of Merton to hire part-time employee to assist treasurer

May 24, 2016 10:39 a.m. | Town of Merton — Some help is on the way for the town treasurer.

The Town Board voted unanimously Monday, May 23 to hire a part-time person to assist Town Treasurer Meg Weishar with some of her duties.

The decision came after Weishar told supervisors she could use some help with billing tasks.

"I am approving the vouchers, essentially," Weishar said. "I am entering the vouchers. I am printing the checks. I am creating the new vendors. I am mailing the checks out. Our auditors would have a field day with this situation."

The town is currently short an employee, with the recent departure of former town clerk Nathan Bright. It will likely be at least several weeks before a new clerk is in place. Candidates have until June 6 to apply for the clerk's position.

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Pewaukee Village Board waives part of condo's false fire alarm fees

May 24, 2016 10:05 a.m. | Village of Pewaukee — Elected leaders in the village have forgiven a portion of a pricey false fire alarm bill facing a local condominium.

The village board voted last week to forgive $7,618 — the balance of what Pewaukee Shores still owed the village for incurring several false alarm fees, because trustees said the condo had made a reasonable effort to address the problem that resulted in several false fire alarms in 2014, translating to a bill of nearly $20,000.

"This particular address really got hit with the brunt of the blow, with tens of thousands of dollars of false alarm fees," Trustee Joe Zompa said. "And it's not because they were not diligent and not trying to fix things. They had an unusual problem. They had a faulty system. It took a long time to get through the diagnostics."

Jeff Knutson said the condo has been working for the last year-and-a-half to try to fix the fire alarm system, and now plans to put in a new one.

"Everything is going to be replaced — all the alarm system, piping, everything," Knutson said. "I believe the cost is somewhere between $80,000 and $90,000."

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Arrowhead High School collects 831 pounds of medication at pill drop

May 24, 2016 9:30 a.m. | Students at Arrowhead High School's Medical Terminology & Business Practices course recently held their sixth annual pill drop — and it was their most successful yet.

On Friday, May 13, students collected a total of 831 pounds of prescription and nonprescription drugs at the Mullett Ice Center, nearly double the amount collected the year before, according to a news release from the school.

The number of participants also was up sharply, with 336 people dropping off pills this year compared to 212 last year and 158 in 2014.

Two-thirds of this year's participants said this was their first time contributing to any drug collection event.

"Hosting such a successful event makes our students very proud to know that they play a big part in getting these drugs off our streets and keeping them out of our water supply, landfills or getting into the wrong hands," staff organizers Laura Miller and Annette LeMieux said in the news release.

Neighbors express concern at hearing for fill site in Big Bend

May 24, 2016 9:11 a.m. | Village of Big Bend —Community members arrived steadily at the Big Bend Village Hall for the public hearing on May 17 to express their concerns regarding the Phase II conditional use permit for the property owned by John Kaishian.

Members of the West Allis Training Kennel Club and residents of the Heather Ridge Homeowners reiterated issues that the Kaishian property had during the phase I permit issued by the village, and enforced by both the municipality and the Department of Natural Resources.

Members of the WATKC, including Gary Epple, cited repeated issues with stormwater runoff into the Kennel Club's property, west of the fill site. The DNR has issued a phase II permit for the site, which had been inspected as recently as May 10. Bryan Hartsook, a storm water specialist for the DNR, said the property has best management practices in place, which help control the sediment runoff. "Without those best management practices you get runoff from fill material that gets into the resources, things like silt and sediment," Harstook said.

Jim Melms from the Kennel Club, had concerns about after hours dumping at the property. "There were also late nights that I would be out there, I work late nights, and the gate would be locked and no one would be there," Melms said. "I would follow a dump truck, watch someone get out, close (the gate) behind them, go to the hill and watch them dump over the side."

Melms had not reported the dumping to the police department, but Jennifer Langbauer, president of the Heather Ridge Homeowners Association said that Village Planner Mary Censky knew of the late night dumping. John Hahn, a resident of the Heather Ridge subdivision was most concerned about the late night dumping because there wouldn't be anyone there to monitor what's being dumped.

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Dave Pfeiffer resigns as Kettle Moraine football coach

May 23, 2016 5:37 p.m. | Dave Pfeiffer, the head football coach at Kettle Moraine High School the last three years, resigned from that post last Friday after meeting with KM principal Jeff Walters and athletics director Mike Fink.

Fink said Monday afternoon that the search for a new head coach will begin immediately.

While no official word has come from Arrowhead, it's believed that Pfeiffer will join the Arrowhead football coaching staff this fall, possibly taking the role of offensive coordinator.

Arrowhead coach Greg Malling resigned from the AHS post after the 2015 season. Malling coached the Warhawks for five seasons, leading them to state-championship game appearances the last four years. Arrowhead captured state titles in 2012 and 2013 and second place finishes the past two seasons. Fritz Rauch, former head coach at Grafton and a former coordinator at Homestead, was hired to fill the open position.

Pfeiffer, 59, was the defensive coordinator in 2012 before leaving Arrowhead to take the KM head coaching position.

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Caretaker allegedly stole credit card from resident at Oconomowoc memory care facility

May 23, 2016 4:50 p.m. | City of Oconomowoc — An Ashippun woman allegedly made two dozen illegal transactions over three weeks earlier this year with a credit card she stole from a woman she was supposed to be taking care of at a local assisted living and memory care facility, a criminal complaint says.

Larissa Moldenhauer, 26, also reportedly told her boyfriend not to talk to police about the allegations after she became the primary suspect in the investigation, but later admitted she was responsible for the fraudulent charges.

Moldenhauer was charged May 13 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with identity theft and theft of moveable property, both felonies. She made her initial court appearance the same day.

According to the complaint, the card, which belongs to a resident at The View at Pine Ridge facility, was left in a wallet on the resident's nightstand by her daughter between January and March. Moldenhauer was the resident's caretaker.

Bank statements obtained by the facility's chief executive officer reportedly showed that someone — later identified as Moldhauer — made 26 illegal transactions with the card, totaling $426.45, over a roughly three-week period in late March and early April.

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'Click It or Ticket' campaign goes border to border

May 23, 2016 1:21 p.m. | As motorists take to the roads this Memorial Day holiday, Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department are urging everyone to buckle up in a release sent earlier today.

In a campaign that began   March 5,  law enforcement officials were out in full force, taking part in the 2016 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization and cracking down on motorists who are not belted. 

“As we kick-off the busy summer driving season, it is critical that everyone buckles up every time they go out, day and night – no excuses,”  Sheriff Eric Severson said in a release. “Our deputies are prepared to ticket anyone who is not wearing their seat belt, including drivers that have neglected to properly buckle their children. – Click It or Ticket.”

At 6 p.m. on May 23, Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department will join law enforcement agencies across the Eastern half of the United States in mobilizing the Click It or Ticket (CIOT) “Border to Border” Operation.  Law enforcement agencies will join forces to provide increased seat belt enforcement at state borders, sending a zero tolerance message to the public:   driving or riding unbuckled will result in a ticket, no matter what state.

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» Video: Hartland's Jim McLoone reflects on Honor Flight, time in military Updated:  01:55 PM

» Oconomowoc Police Chief Dave Beguhn to retire by end of year Updated:  10:25 AM

» 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

» Pewaukee Village Board waives part of condo's false fire alarm fees Updated:  5/24

» Arrowhead High School collects 831 pounds of medication at pill drop 5/24

» Neighbors express concern at hearing for fill site in Big Bend 5/24

» Dave Pfeiffer resigns as Kettle Moraine football coach 5/23

» Caretaker allegedly stole credit card from resident at Oconomowoc memory care facility Updated:  5/23

» 'Click It or Ticket' campaign goes border to border 5/23

» Probation for man who threatened to kill Hartland police officers, burn down the department Updated:  5/23

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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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