Defending Land O' Lakes Grand Champion Pewaukee opened defense of that title Sunday by scoring a narrow 3-2 Western Division baseball victory over visiting Lannon.
Adam Bigus of Lannon homered in the top of the ninth inning to tie the game at 2-2. Pewaukee then won it in the bottom of the ninth when Kurt Sarcia hit a one-out double and scored two batters later when Nick Wichser singled to left-center field.
Adam Dominick pitched six innings for the Muskies before giving way to Brock Guetzke. Nick Erd started and went 7 innings for Lannon. Jed Dolske took the loss.
Other LOL West scores were the Brookfield Blue Sox over Monches 8-0, Brookfield Bulldogs over Oconomowoc 18-11, Merton over West Bend 15-2 and Sussex over Menomonee Falls 4-0.
From Toddler Story time today at 10 a.m. to tomorrow's Preschool Story time at 10:45 a.m., and children's Crafternoon from 2-4 p.m., children will enjoy Seussapalozza at the Oconomowoc Public Library.
Read Across America Day is held every year on March 2 to commemorate Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
Enjoy stories, songs, and a puppet show. The events are FREE and no registration required. Everyone is welcome to join the fun.
March has come roaring in like a lion with snow this morning, making for a messy commute.
Roads -- even city streets -- are snow covered, and the drive is not an easy one. Motorists should plan extra time to get where they're going.
Forecasters say the snow should ease off by this afternoon, but is expected to be followed by sleet and/or freezing rain.
Tomorrow, look for colder temps -- in the teens. But it's Wisconsin in March, so things are looking up; it could reach mid-30s by the weekend.
The reactions differed, but one thing was clear: people were talking about the renovated Arrowhead girls and boys basketball locker rooms.
Since the photos and story were released, Arrowhead has come under criticism in some cases for the locker room renovation project; district officials think there are inaccuracies being discussed on social media and in subsequent media stories.
Read our entire story here, or check out the article in Tuesday's Lake Country Reporter.
Town of Eagle — The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department is searching for a suspect involved in an armed robbery Feb. 27 at Corner Stone Filling Station.
At 7:26 p.m. the sheriff's department responded to the gas station, S101 W34414 Highway LO in the town of Eagle. The suspect entered the front door of the business and obtained an undetermined amount of cash, according to a news release.
The suspect fled the scene in a newer model dark colored Honda CRV or a similar vehicle.
Two employees were inside the business during the robbery. No one was physically injured.
The suspect is a white male approximately 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9 tall with an average build. He was wearing black shoes, blue jeans, a black jacket with a hood and a black mask.» Read Full Article
City of Oconomowoc firefighters were on the scene of a house fire Sunday afternoon at W37049 Washington St., in the Town of Oconomowoc.
According to information from the fire department, all occupants and pets were evacuated prior to its arrival. The fire call was received at 3:47 p.m., and flames and smoke were showing on the roof from an area near the chimney of a wood burning stove.
The first engine on the scene made an agressive interior attack; a second engine attempted to enter the second floor but was driven back by high heat conditions, Firefighters conducted a defensive exterior attack until the fire was extinguished.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation but is accidental, according to authorities, and no injuried were reported.
No dmaage estimate is available at this time, but danage to the home and its contents was significant.» Read Full Article
Just in case anyone thought the change in the calendar heralded a change in the season, winter has a message: Not so fast.
The National Weather service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow, sleet and freezing rain from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Snow is expected to start early Tuesday morning and transition to sleet, freezing rain and rain from midmorning through afternoon. Precipition is expected to taper off during the later afternoon, after accumulations of 1 to 3 inches.
The precipitation could cause slippery roads during the Tuesday morning commute.
Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire at W37049 Washington St., in Oconomowoc. Mutual aid is being provided by several local departments. More information as it becomes available,
Host Arrowhead, ranked 11th, defeated visiting Germantown (ranked 10th) Saturday night in a WIAA Division 1 regional final, 54-47. The win vaults the Warhawks into the sectional next Friday against Classic 8 Conference rival Waukesha West. Sophomore Grace Gilmore led the Warhawks with 18 points. Junior Katie Hinzey had her best game of the year and scored 13 points and senior Ally May had 9. The win was the 14th straight for AHS, who improved to 19-5 on the year.
Pewaukee's girls basketball team, ranked No. 8 in the state, was stunned by New Berlin West Friday night in a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal,59-37. The PHS season ended with an 18-5 record. During the regular season Pewaukee had defeated West twice.
Host Arrowhead defeated Kettle Moraine's girls basketball team Friday night, 55-26,The win moves the 11th ranked Warhawks into the regional title game on Saturday at AHS at 7 p.m. against 10th ranked Germantown. Ally May had 12 points for the Warhawks and Augy Jepseb had 11. Lindsey Weber led Kettle Moraine with 13 points, all coming in the second half.
Food will be in the spotlight this weekend, with everything from pancakes to chili to delight your taste buds.
Rise and shine with a stack of flapjacks at the Rotary Pancake Day, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Waukesha County Expo Center Arena, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha.
The event is a fundraiser for the Waukesha Rotary Club. Advance tickets at $5 each are available at Waukesha State Bank, downtown location. Tickets are $7 at the door; free for children 5 and younger. For more information visit www.waukesharotary.org.
The ninth Annual Oconomowoc Rotary Wine & Brew Fest starts at 5 p.m. Saturday at Olympia Resort, 1350 Royale Mile Road, Oconomowoc. The festival features beer, wine and food from the best local restaurants.
Tickets at $50 from any O-Town Rotarian, through Facebook, or in person at most area First Bank Financial Centre locations, Books & Company & Lorleberg True Value Hardware. For more information visit www.oconomowocrotary.org.» Read Full Article
Village of Big Bend — There wasn't an open seat inside Village Hall on Feb. 26 as sparks flared between neighbors during a public hearing on a proposed development of an outdoor recreational facility in the village of Big Bend.
Village of Big Bend resident Steven Adkins has requested a conditional use permit to build a multiuse sports field on his residential property located at W234 S6790 Big Bend Drive. The proposed field would include accessories such as a scoreboard, soccer goals, lighting and other equipment.
"On paper it looks really big and scary," said Adkins, who sat in the front row during the public hearing with his four children — one wearing a sports jersey. "I want to be able to play with my kids in my backyard."
Those in attendance — many of whom said they live near Adkins — responded to the request with a resounding "no."
Village President James Soneberg opened the hourlong public hearing by reading and summarizing letters sent in by village residents. All of the letters opposed the project.» Read Full Article
Want to learn something new in a relatively short time? Arrowhead's Learning Never Ends does just that.
The program, in its second year, takes place March 25 and offers a variety of classes for adults. Read our preview story here.
The event is free. Register at arrowheadschools.org.
Closures in Delafield and Pewaukee along the Lake Country Bike Trail are imminent.
Partial closures have occurred intermittently since August, when the American Transmission Company (ATC) first announced it would be removing and replacing high-voltage transmission poles and wires along the trail as part of a larger effort called the Quad County Electric Reliability Project.
The closures are anticipated to begin in early March.
Vegetation clearing and restoration work will shut down a portion of the trail from Highway P to Glen Cove Road until April or May. Alissa Braatz, an ATC corporate communications officer, said in an email that the work is weather dependent, so the time line for completion may fluctuate if Wisconsin experiences another long winter.
Braatz said updated signs warning Lake Country residents of the impending closures have been posted at various entry points along the trail, and she said that ATC is also sending out informational postcards explaining the closures to residents who live near the Glen Cove Road portion of the trail.» Read Full Article
Despite two of five petitions to detach from the Palmyra-Eagle Area School District and attach to the Mukwonago Area School District being determined as invalid, the P-EASD school board unanimously denied all five requests to detach on Feb. 25.
Following more than two hours of presentations from petitioners for the detachment, administrators and counsel for the district, along with resident comments against the detachment, the board came out of closed session and shared financial information that clinched board members decisions on the matter.
Already staring at a potential loss of more than $1 million in revenue by 2018-19, if the five detachments were to go through, a finance report from Ehlers Group indicated P-EASD could be stuck paying Mukwonago between $3 and $7 million, depending on how assets and liabilities would be distributed.
That came down to a "game changer" that threatened the livelihood of the Palmyra-Eagle district for board member Tom Novak and the rest of the board, as each resolution to deny the petitions was unanimously approved.
"This is it. We own it now," board President Scott Hoff told the crowd standing to applaud school board members in the middle school gymnasium.» Read Full Article