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Watch for drifting snow

Feb. 19, 2013 4:12 p.m. | The state Department of Transportation has issued a traffic advisory cautioning motorists to be on the lookout for blowing and drifting snow that is causing hazardous driving conditions statewide.

High winds are causing poor visibility and large snow drifts in some areas. Many areas are also still icy after last night's freeze. And additional snow showers could further complicate the drive.

Motorists are advised to plan ahead, drive with extreme caution and expect delays, according to the DOT.

Village logo and business park name changes in Mukwonago

12:33 p.m. | Village of Mukwonago —The village is looking at options to change their bear logo as well as changing the name of Gateway Business Park.

These two proposed changes were discussed at a board meeting July 21.

Village Administrator John Weidl said that their current logo is "dated" and they are looking to bring the logo more into line with their new online presence.

Karl James & Associates helped design the village website — including the business development videos — and is looking at designing something that is in line with the more modern look of the website, but also pay tribute to the history.

Karl Robe, from Karl James and Associates, was present at the meeting and spoke about their approach to logo design.

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Missing 13-year-old girl from Delafield returns home unharmed

11:00 a.m. | City of Delafield - Tia Maney, 13, of the City of Delafield is safe and apparently unharmed in police custody, according to Police Chief Erik Kehl.

Kehl said police were notified by a family member on Monday morning that she had returned home after being missing since early Friday morning.

Kehl said police are questioning Maney about her disappearance and are awaiting her mother's arrival at the police station to take custody of the child.

Authorities have suspected that she might have been with an older boyfriend.

Closures planned, more coming along Highway 67 in Oconomowoc

10:15 a.m. | City of Oconomowoc — More road and freeway closures are coming as construction work progresses along Highway 67/Summit Avenue in Oconomowoc.

According to a state department of transportation news release, Thackeray Trail, west of Highway 67, is scheduled to close from 2 to 6 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4. Motorists are encouraged to use Robruck Drive as a detour to circumvent the closure, the release said.

Next Wednesday, Aug. 12, I-94 East, I-94 West and the southbound Highway 67 entrance ramp to I-94 East are scheduled to close overnight from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., according to the release.

Additional closures tied to the reconstruction of the southbound Highway 67 bridge over Interstate 94 are planned and will be announced shortly, DOT staff said.

News of more closures comes on the heels of a spate of long-term closures on multiple streets adjacent to the project site. Those streets were closed to facilitate the installation of storm sewer crossings.

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Read Destination Oconomowoc special section on desktop

10:13 a.m. | Oconomowoc is more than just a city; it's a destination.

That's why Lake Country Publications/Lake Country Now is proud to announce our annual Destination Oconomowoc special section

Read about local attractions like The Kiltie and City Beach playground; arts activities like the Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts; dining attractions like Roots Coffeebar and Cafe, and Fiesta Cancun; shopping; and community events.

You can read the Destination Oconomowoc special section digital edition on desktop computers.

Crash on Highway P

7:39 a.m. | Police located a  Waukesha County Huber inmate on work release, and his passenger,   after they fled the scene of an accident  at Highway P and McNeil Road in the Town of Ashippun.

According to information from the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department, authorities were called to the scene at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 1.

 A preliminary investigation found that Robert Wiedmeyer, 27, from  Oconomowoc,  was operating a 2001 Ford truck south on Highway P when the truck traveled onto the  west shoulder and went into a counter-clockwise spin.

The truck traveled through the northbound traffic lane and into the east ditch where it vaulted and overturned, striking   several trees. Law enforcement noted that contact with the trees was 9-feet high before  falling to the ground.

Wiedmeyer, a Waukesha County Huber inmate on work release, was injured in the crash, but fled the scene on foot. A passenger in the vehicle, Ryan Uhrmann,  26, of  Oconomowoc,  sustained injuries and also fled the crash scene.

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Monches makes LOL playoff field

Aug. 02, 2015 3:52 p.m. | The Monches Irish, after losing to visiting Pewaukee Saturday 9-7 in the Land O' Lakes Western Division baseball league, got some help from the Brookfield Bulldogs last weekend and ended up making the six-team playoff field for the first time ever. The last time Monches was in the playoffs of any kind of was in 1972. After losing to Pewaukee, Monches needed the Bulldogs to sweep its weekend pair of games with the Brookfield Blue Sox. On Saturday the Bulldogs won by a 4-3 score and then downed the Blue Sox on Sunday, 8-3. Monches earned No. 6 and final seed. They will play at No. 3 seeded Sussex next Sunday at 1 p.m. The only other playoff game that day will find the fourth-seeded Bulldogs hosting No. 5 Lannon at noon. Pewaukee is the No. 1 seed and West Bend is No. 2. They have byes next Sunday. Those two teams will host games on Sunday, Aug. 16th.

Carve out some time this weekend

July 31, 2015 3:00 p.m. |  Carve out some time this weekend to visit the Lake Country Carvers Annual Show & Sale.

The event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Life Enrichment Center, 1306 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc.

See the works of talented carvers and vote for your favorite. There will be carvings available for sale and a silent auction. Food will also be available.

Call (262) 567-8768 or visit www.oconomowoc.org for more information.

If you looking for some great dance music, plan to spend the evening at Seven Seas, 1807 Nagawicka Road in Hartland, Friday and Saturday nights.

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Kapenga to be sworn into Senate Aug. 6 at Delafield Town Hall

July 31, 2015 1:33 p.m. | Rep. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) will be sworn into the 33rd state Senate seat in a public ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Delafield Town Hall, W302N1254 Maple Ave., Delafield.

The event is open to the public.

Kapenga informed the Assembly chief clerk, Assembly leadership and Gov. Scott Walker of his intention to resign from his 99th Assembly seat effective at the close of business Aug. 5 before being sworn into the 33rd Senate seat the following morning.

Kapenga won the senate seat in a special election July 21, beating Democrat Sherryll Shaddock of Nashotah. The senate seat was vacated by Paul Farrow, who stepped down to focus on his duties as the newly elected Waukesha County executive.

"Serving my neighbors in the 99th Assembly District for the last 41/2 years has been an honor, and it has been a privilege to work with everyone associated with the Assembly," Kapenga wrote in his resignation letter. "I look forward to continuing this work and partnership in the senate."

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Used book sale at Hillside Community Church

July 31, 2015 8:00 a.m. | The fourth annual MEACH (Mukwonago Eagle Area Christian Homeschoolers) used book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8 at Hillside Community Church, S93W30580 County Road NN, Mukwonago.

For those who have books they would like to sell, online registration to sell books/curriculum is now open for this used book sale.  At this sale, sellers set up their own tables and sell their own books.

Seller spots are limited and are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.  Use this link for more information.

Information booth spots are also available at the sale for those who have a service, class or event to share with other homeschoolers. Those who are interested in having a spot to advertise an educational service that benefit homeschoolers, please sign up for an information booth online

Registration to sell books or have an information booth ends on Aug. 4.  

Golf outing to support FPWWC

July 31, 2015 7:00 a.m. |  Come on out and golf before the season ends and support Family Promise of Western Waukesha County. Gather a group of four friends, sponsor a hole, or volunteer for a day of golf, dinner, and raffles.

Sign up today to support homeless children and their families.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 12

Golf Location: Lake Mills Golf Club, 800 S. Main Street. Lake Mills

Registration Starts: 8:30 a.m.

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Delafield's National Night Out scheduled for Aug. 4

July 30, 2015 2:29 p.m. | City of Delafield - After several years without one, Delafield is bringing back its National Night Out.

According to a news release, the event is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4 outside the Home Depot parking lot, 3400 Hillside Drive.

The night out will feature appearances by the Delafield police and fire departments, a Pink Heals Lake Country fire engine, a special police canine unit  and more.

Home Depot is sponsoring the event. For more information call (262) 646-9160. 

Should chickens, ducks be allowed in village of Eagle?

July 30, 2015 2:18 p.m. | Village of Eagle— Following the request of several residents, the village is looking for feedback by Aug. 18 from Eagle residents on an ordinance that would allow chickens and ducks in the village. The village code and ordinance committee drafted an ordinance, which is posted on the village of Eagle website, pertaining to the "keeping of chickens and ducks in the village."

According to the draft of the ordinance, six birds (hens) would be permitted on single family residential lots up to 0.9 acres and lots an acre or more would be allowed to have up to 12 birds. Roosters would be prohibited. Conditions regarding coops and yards would also have to be met.

The committee is seeking suggested changes, support or disapproval of such an ordinance.

"It is the purpose of the committee to respect the health, safety and well-being of all its residents," the notice to the public states.

Currently, chapter 13.04 of the village municipal code addresses keeping of animals and fowl, listing sanitary requirements where animals or fowl are kept to be "maintained in a clean and sanitary condition, free of rodents, vermin and objectionable odors." The code also prohibits animals on any food handling establishments.

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Suspects found in Wales Elementary School break in

July 30, 2015 11:23 a.m. | Police are seeking charges against suspects in the break-in at Wales Elementary School.

Four people are in custody, according to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, which has asked the District Attorney's Office to consider charges of burglary and felony criminal damage to property against the four.

Someone forcefully broke into the building late July 8 or early July 9 and broke windows and doors and damaged walls and other school property, including SMART boards and a newly installed gym floor.

Kettle Moraine Middle School was broken into overnight July 14. Damage to the interior of the building was similar to that at Wales Elementary, according to police. The investigation into that incident is ongoing. Authorities said earlier this month that they suspected the two incidents were related.

KM schools are undergoing renovations this summer after the passage of a $49.6 million referendum in April.

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Special election for 99th Assembly Seat scheduled for Sept. 29

July 30, 2015 10:20 a.m. | The office of Governor Scott Walker announced Wednesday, July 29, that a special election to fill the 99th Assembly seat recently vacated by Chris Kapenga will be held Sept. 29.

According to a news release, the circulation of nomination papers began July 29, the deadline for filing nomination papers is next Tuesday, Aug. 4 and, if necessary, a primary election will be held on Sept. 1.

Kapenga's resignation from the Assembly comes on the heels of his election earlier this month to the State Senate. Kapenga, a Delafield resident, won a special election to replace Paul Farrow, who gave up his seat on the senate to focus on his new role as Waukesha County Executive. 

Candidates for the 99th Assembly seat include Hartland businessman David Westlake, Town of Delafield Supervisor Cindi Duchow and Delafield resident Spencer Zimmerman. 

Check next Tuesday's Lake Country Reporter for more information on the 99th Assembly election.

East Troy band takes final concert of season to Alpine Valley

July 30, 2015 8:16 a.m. |  The Alpine Valley Music Theatre hosts the East Troy Community Band’s grand finale concert at 7:30 pm on Sunday, Aug. 2. The free public event is directed by Jay Huenink. 

The band will play its greatest hits of the 2015 season. There will be something for everyone, including an appearance by the East Troy Community Choir, directed by Rodger Trader. Selections range from stirring concert band pieces to dramatic movie musicals to traditional marches.

A complimentary ice cream social will be provided during the hour prior to the show. All seats are under cover.

Park in the Alpine Valley Golf Resort parking lot and walk or take a shuttle to the back entrance of the amphitheatre.

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Irish Music with Tallymoore: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8, SummerStage, Highway C, one mile South of I-94 in Lapham Peak Park, Delafield. Program features Irish music and dance. $13 adults; $11 seniors, students; $6 youth. www.Summer-Stage.org

German-American Day: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 9, Schurz Park, Highways C and K, west of Hartland, Stone Bank. Music provided by The River City Blaskapelle and The Austrian Express. German food and beverages available. Parade at 2 p.m. $5.

“Peter Pan, Jr.”: Aug. 6-16, 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Lake Country Playhouse, 221 E. Capitol Drive, Hartland. $6 children $12 adults. www.lakecountryplayhouse.org.


Wisconsin Upside Down Annual Rummage Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 8, N41 W29213 Prairie Wind Circle South, Pewaukee. www.wiusd.org

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