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How do you get someone to shave their head? How about raising $4 million

Feb. 07, 2013 2:25 p.m. | United Way in Waukesha County Campaign Chair and President of Tailored Label Products, Mike Erwin, honored a bet he made last year. Erwin, a Mukwonago resident, pledged that if the goal of $4.5 million was raised he would shave his head. The final numbers came in at $4,503,708, a 3.5-percent increase of the 2011 campaign.

Erwin, a man of his word, had stylist Cynthia Bindrich from Brookfield’s Studio 890 Salons on standby as the campaign total was revealed at the event. His head was shaved as the crowed cheered and watched with enjoyment.

The success of the 2012 campaign keeps United Way in Waukesha County on track to reach the goal of the Strive for 5 campaign as well. Strive for 5 is a three-year goal to raise $5 million and recruit 500 volunteers by the end of 2014.
The $4,503,708 million raised in the 2012 campaign places United Way in a great position to invest in issues that are important to the community and really make a difference. The goal to recruit 500 new volunteers for reader, tutor,
and mentoring programs is also on track with 115 new volunteers to date.

President of Tailored Label Products and Campaign Chair, Mike Erwin, was delighted with the campaign results. “It ceases to amaze me how generous the many Waukesha County business and community leaders and employees are
when it comes to sharing their time and treasure with those in need...and I personally thank them for their consistent and empathic support of United Way programs."

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Entertainment appears like magic

April 17, 2015 3:00 p.m. | Everyone loves a magic show. And when the magic includes tigers it is even more thrilling.

On Saturday, Jeremy Allen’s Grand Illusions will come to the Hamilton Fine Arts Center with shows at 2 and 6 p.m. The show features live tigers plus death-defying escapes and awesome illusions that will keep you on the edge of your seat. You might even be chosen to assist in the show.  All VIP ticket holders ($50) can take a photo onstage with the tiger following the show

The Hamilton Fine Arts Center is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex.  Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for students 18 and younger, and free for ages 12 and younger. For tickets and information, visit hamiltonfineartscenter.com

Wisconsin’s new Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser will be at the Delafield Public Library, 500 Genesee St., Delafield, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.  Blaeser, a UW-Milwaukee English professor of Anishinaabe ancestry, will discuss poetry, answer questions, and sign books.

Chris Kohn will bring his original songs and unique blend of acoustic rock, funk, jazz and soul to the Delafield Brewhaus, 3832 Hillside Drive, Delafield, at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.  His music moves from deeply moving to laid-back jams with mellow vocals on top. His shows feature something for everyone – a new take on a cover song, or a fresh original. For information call (262) 646-7821.

North Shore Middle School presents Seussical the Musical

April 17, 2015 11:10 a.m. |  Seussical the Musical, presented by North Shore Middle School, takes place on Thursday, April 23 (7 p.m.), Friday, April 24 (7 p.m.) and Saturday, April 25 (2 p.m.).

Cost is $5 per ticket and may be purchased at Piggly Wiggly and North Shire Middle School. Tickets are also available at the door.

North Shore Middle School is located at 800 N Shore Dr, Hartland, WI 53029.

Two injured, one seriously, in two-car head-on collision in Lisbon

April 17, 2015 9:08 a.m. | Town of Lisbon — Two area residents were rushed to the hospital after a head-on, two-car collision at about 9 a.m. April 16 near Highway 164 and Riverview Drive.

According to a news release from the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, both victims of the crash were the lone occupants of their respective vehicles and were trapped inside their cars after the collision.

The release said a 23-year-old Merton man was driving south on Highway 164 when his car veered into the oncoming lane of traffic and struck a vehicle driven by a 47-year-old Delafield woman.

Waukesha County sheriff's deputies along with members of the Lisbon and Sussex fire departments responded to the scene of the crash, and fire department personnel had to extract both crash victims from their vehicles.

The 23-year-old man was transported via Flight For Life to Summit Aurora Hospital for "substantial injuries," according to the release, and the 47-year-old woman was transported by ambulance to Froedtert Hospital.

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Rep. Scott Allen holds listening session

April 16, 2015 3:39 p.m. | Rep. Scott Allen announces another listening session to hear concerns of constituents in the 97th Assembly District which includes the south side of the City of Waukesha, Genesee, and the north side of the Town of Mukwonago.

The listening session wil be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday April 22, at  La Casa de Esperanza located at 410 Arcadian Ave. in the city of Waukesha.

Rep. Allen encourages residents who have concerns about the governor's proposed budget to attend and share their concerns.

Also available will be 2015-2016 State Road Maps.

Hartland chimney swift group to host daddy/daughter dance

April 16, 2015 3:18 p.m. | Village of Hartland - Students and chimney swift advocates from the Hartland School of Community Learning (HSCL) will be continuing their fund raising efforts this Friday, April 17, when they host a father/daughter dance at Hartland North Elementary School,  800 N. Shore Drive.

Sharon Kimmel, one of the event coordinators, said in an email that the dance, which is for students in K-4 to 2nd grade and their families, is scheduled to run from 6 to 8 p.m.

Kimmel said more than 100 people have already signed up to attend the event, but added that with or without an RSVP anyone is welcome.

Those who attend the dance will be asked to give a $5 donation to the chimney swift organization, Kimmel said. 

Any proceeds collected at the dance will be used to help the chimney swift group pay back the money still owed for construction of a new chimney swift roost, which was completed late last July.

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Statewide tornado drill today

April 16, 2015 8:10 a.m. |    The National Weather Service says all Wisconsin offices are a “Go” for Thursday’s statewide tornado drill. At 1 pm, the National Weather Service will issue a statewide test tornado watch and at 1:45 pm a statewide test tornado warning. The drill ends at 2 pm. There is no risk of severe weather in the state on Thursday with only a chance of scattered showers for southeastern Wisconsin.

Many Wisconsin radio and TV stations will participate in the drill. In addition, NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (also known as emergency weather radios) will issue alert messaging. Many outdoor warning sirens across the state will also be activated. This is an ideal opportunity for schools, businesses and families to practice safety procedures for severe weather.

This drill is possible through a partnership with the National Weather Service, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and Wisconsin Emergency Management.

For more information go to http://readywisconsin.wi.gov. You can also follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/readywisconsin) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/readywisconsin).

Good Shepherd Methodist Church selling items at online auction

April 16, 2015 6:00 a.m. |  Good Shepherd United Methodist Church and Daycare in Oconomowoc have relocated and will be selling the contents of the church, daycare and building at an online auction.

Bidding is in progress  and ends on Monday, April 27. There is no shipping; all items are pick up only. Preview dates are from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. April 25.

More than 450 items are available and include appliances, kitchen items, chairs, doors, glassware, toys, cabinets, light fixtures, church pews and lecterns, and much more.

For more information, visit  http://baileyshonor.com/auctions/OL150427/details.htm  or call (262) 569-8687

West Bend caretaker accused of stealing from elderly Lac La Belle patient

April 15, 2015 4:58 p.m. | City of Waukesha - A 37-year-old West Bend woman, who worked in hospice care, reportedly stole and pawned several items from one of her patients to fuel a drug addiction.

The woman, Teresa Fischer, allegedly sold some of the items she's accused of stealing a little more than a week before her patient, a woman from Lac La Belle, died, a criminal complaint says.

Fischer was charged on Wednesday, April 15, in Waukesha County Circuit Court with two felony counts of theft of movable property, and could face up to 12 years in prison and $20,000 in fines if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, some members of the patient's family discovered that a substantial amount of jewelry, coins, cash and a few firearms were missing when they sorted through the victim's possessions after she passed away last September.

The victim's husband told police about the missing items and said he suspected that a hospice care worker might be responsible for the thefts.

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Cheaper by the Dozen comes to Mukwonago

April 15, 2015 11:39 a.m. |  

The Mukwonago Village Players and the St. James Theatrical Ministry present Cheaper by the Dozen with performances at 7 p.m. on April 17, 18, 24, and 25 and at 2:30 p.m. on April 26 at the St. James Parish Center.

Pictured (from left, top photo) are Tim West, Kaddie Jankowski, Thomas Sullivan, Abby Williamson, Jamie Watkins, Sarah Werth, Jackson Baumann, Aiden Coen, and Ryan Knudsen.

Pictured (from left, bottom photo) are Brody Jones, Tim West, and Laura Larson. 

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OHS ribbon cutting ceremony at West Fields

April 15, 2015 6:00 a.m. |  OHS Athletics is having a short ribbon cutting ceremony  Thursday, April 16,  at  4:15 p.m. at the West Fields.  The varsity girls will play Watertown at 4:30 p.m., and  all are welcome to come and see the upgraded fields, which include a new Daktronics scoreboard.

The West Fields project (soccer and softball) began as part of the Athletic Fields Forever campaign, and the softball field was completed this spring with the help of generous contributions from donors and community groups. 

The West Fields are located two blocks past the main high school  entrance, turn left on Elizabeth Street, off Forest Street, and continuing into the parking lot.

Help the Mukwonago Relay for Life - bring documents for shredding

April 14, 2015 10:48 a.m. | Get rid of old document at the American Cancer Society Shredding out Cancer document shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 18 at the Garden Mart, Highway 83, Mukwonago.  

Cost is $3 per box.  All proceeds benefit Mukwonago's Relay For Life.  Drive in and drop off service is available.

Police standoff in Delafield ends peacefully after negotiations

April 14, 2015 10:33 a.m. | Town of Delafield — A section of Maple Avenue was shut down Saturday, April 11, during a tactical incident that lasted several hours and could result in criminal charges.

The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department and several other emergency units responded to a report Saturday night about a resident who had possibly armed himself inside a home near Maple Avenue and Silvernail Road.

Sheriff's Department Public Information Officer Jennifer Wallschlaeger said the standoff between police and the man ended peacefully after several hours of negotiation.

According to a search warrant affidavit filed April 14, a delivery truck driver reported at about 4:30 p.m. that as he approached the residence he noticed several bullet holes in the front door and that multiple windows appeared to have been shot out.

The man, who will not be named because he hasn't been formally charged with any crimes, was supposedly known by police to be "mentally ill, possibly schizophrenic, very paranoid" and frequently armed, the affidavit said.

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WMH offers workshop on Dementia

April 14, 2015 6:00 a.m. |  The Alzheimer’s Association will offer a three-part workshop called “Understanding Dementia: An Education Program for Family Caregivers on consecutive Thursdays starting  April 16 from 6  to 8  p.m. at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, 725 American Avenue, in Waukesha. 

This three-session workshop is designed for those with a family member or friend recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. The program will include an overview of dementia, communication strategies, behavior changes, safety issues, community resources and personal care for the caregiver. There will also be an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with others who are coping with similar situations.

This program is being provided by the Alzheimer’s Association at no charge, and is open to family caregivers. Registration is required; to register, please contact Deborah Klement at (800) 272.3900 or dklement@alz.org

Hartland village board rejects Sanctuary walking path proposal

April 13, 2015 9:00 p.m. | Village of Hartland - The village board was definitive in its ruling on one controversial issue.

Trustees on Monday, April 13, voted unanimously to deny a proposal for a 1,000-foot walking path inside the Sanctuary subdivision, which had previously divided commissioners and stirred up public opposition.

The board had twice delayed a vote on the path proposal, and village staff had since the last board meeting on March 23 been discussing alternatives to the path with the Sanctuary development team.

Several residents with property near or adjacent to the path turned up at the April 13 to voice their opposition to the proposal, often citing drastically decreased privacy and lower property values as reasons to reject the idea.

Trustees Rick Stevens and Ann Wallschlager echoed those concerns and moved to deny the proposal.

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Oconomowoc man faces sex assault charges for alleged sex with minor

April 13, 2015 5:23 p.m. | City of Oconomowoc — A 20-year-old Oconomowoc man faces molestation charges after police investigators allegedly determined the man had been carrying on a sexual relationship with a minor.

The man, Sean Schlosser, W380 N5707 N. Lake Road, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court with sexual assault of a child younger than 16 and one felony count of exposing a child to harmful material.

If convicted, Schlosser could face up to 431/2 years in prison and $110,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, police uncovered the relationship after finding sexually explicit pictures of Schlosser, which were reportedly taken late last year, on an iPad that belonged to the girl.

Schlosser told a detective in the complaint that he had known the victim for about two years, that they had sexual contact on three separate occasions — the first time when the girl was about 16 years old — and that he had taken and sent the photos to the girl.

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Community Watch

» Entertainment appears like magic 4/17

» North Shore Middle School presents Seussical the Musical 4/17

» Two injured, one seriously, in two-car head-on collision in Lisbon 4/17

» Rep. Scott Allen holds listening session 4/16

» Hartland chimney swift group to host daddy/daughter dance 4/16

» Statewide tornado drill today 4/16

» Good Shepherd Methodist Church selling items at online auction 4/16

» West Bend caretaker accused of stealing from elderly Lac La Belle patient 4/15

» Cheaper by the Dozen comes to Mukwonago 4/15

» OHS ribbon cutting ceremony at West Fields 4/15

» Help the Mukwonago Relay for Life - bring documents for shredding 4/14

» Police standoff in Delafield ends peacefully after negotiations 4/14

» WMH offers workshop on Dementia 4/14

» Hartland village board rejects Sanctuary walking path proposal 4/13

» Oconomowoc man faces sex assault charges for alleged sex with minor 4/13

» Intoxicated North Prairie man leads officers on high speed chase 4/13

» OPEF grants selected 4/13

» Concert will help the poor in Cambodia 4/13

» Hodge Podge spring concert offered at East Troy Bible Church 4/13

» East Troy man faces fifth operating while intoxicated offense 4/10

» Check out the bargains in Lake Country 4/10

» Oconomowoc woman killed in rollover crash 4/10

» Barking dogs helped get owner out of house fire in town of Mukwonago 4/10

» Candidates already emerging for District 33 state Senate seat 4/9

» Lightning strike destroys Oconomowoc home Updated:  4/9

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Weekend Happenings

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Musical Theater Audition Workshop: 1 p.m. April 18, Lake Country Playhouse, 221 E. Capitol Drive, Hartland. April 18 workshop is held from 1-4 p.m. for ages 16 and up April 19 workshop is held from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for children ages 8 to 15. Tuition is $85 per session. Enroll via email broadwayplayground@gmail.com

Chris Kohn: 9:30 p.m. April 18, Delafield Brewhaus, 3832 Hillside Drive, Delafield. Kohn’s original music is a  blend of acoustic rock, funk, jazz and soul. For information call (262) 646-7821.

Jeremy Allen’s Grand Illusions: 2 p.m., 6 p.m. April 18, Hamilton Fine Arts Center, W220 N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex. Allen performance includes live tigers, death-defying escapes and awesome illusions. $0-$50. hamiltonfineartscenter.com

 

Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser: 10:30 a.m. April 18, Delafield Public Library, 500 Genesee St., Delafield. Blaeser will discuss poetry, answer questions, and sign books. Blaeser is a UW-Milwaukee English professor of Anishinaabe ancestry. Free.

Updates to this calendar are made weekly Monday afternoon. 

 

All weekend happenings.