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Lake Country Rotary buys drug drop-off box for Hartland Village Hall

May 20, 2014 2:43 p.m. | Lake Country Rotary and the Hartland Police Department recently partnered to purchase secure drug collection units for the Hartland Village Hall.

The drop boxes will allow residents to safely dispose of unused medication 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Police Chief Robert Rosch said the medication will be collected daily by the Hartland Police Department and incinerated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency on an annual basis.

“If someone wants to drop off illegal drugs, they can do that, too,” Rosch said.

The MedReturn drug disposal unit looks similar to a mailbox, but is bolted to the floor and weighs 120 pounds, according to the company’s website. Each unit costs $695.

Residents are asked not to dispose of hazardous materials or items exposed to human bodily fluids, including syringes and inhalers.

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Grief Share support group offered at Brooklife, Mukwonago

9:17 a.m. | If you have lost someone and would like the support of other Christians, Brooklife Church has a 13-week journey from mourning to joy. Grief Share is an open support group for those who have experienced a loss and are seeking practical information with a biblical, Christ-centered focus on the grieving process.

The group will meet Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. starting April 23 in the Brooklife library.

If interested, contact Kay Spitzner at kayspitz@yahoo.com, Amy Schoepke at aschoepke@brooklife.org or call the church office at (262) 378-4470 ext. 232.

Hartland village board approves site, building plans for Hartland Service expansion

April 27, 2015 8:41 p.m. | Village of Hartland - Plans for a 13,400-square foot expansion of the Hartland Service carwash and detailing center continue to glide through the village's approval process.

Site and building plans, along with a conditional use permit, for the expansion were unanimously approved by the village board on Monday, April 27. The village plan commission had previously recommended approval of both the plans and the permit.

Hartland Service owner Mike Kusch previously said that he wanted replace his existing detail shop with a new, larger carwash after noticing that potential customers didn't seem to like the wait times at his business.

The new carwash would add a conveyor belt washing system to complement Kusch's current washing operation.

Project Designer John Kutz told commissioners at an April 20 meeting that his team expected to have the construction of the new building "substantially complete" by the beginning of November.

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Jerry Gasser appointed new village of Mukwonago trustee

April 27, 2015 5:53 p.m. | Village of Mukwonago — Following a recommendation from Village President Fred Winchowky, the village board appointed Jerry Gasser to fill the vacant trustee seat with the term ending in 2016.

Gasser will fill the seat vacated by Dennis O'Bryan, who recently resigned.

Gasser comes with municipal experience having previously served as a village of Mukwonago trustee and as village president, as well as various committees for the village.

Dousman's Main Street closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow

April 27, 2015 12:16 p.m. | Village of Dousman officials have announced that tomorrow, Tuesday, April 28, Main Street will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Grove Street to Wilson Avenue for road construction.

Motorists will be able to get to the dentist office from the south side and to the post office from the north side, but no through traffic will be permitted.

Mukwonago senior Kelly Gorman receives Kohl scholarship

April 27, 2015 12:03 p.m. | Mukwonago High School senior Kelly Gorman, was recently honored as a recipient of the 2015 Herb Kohl Foundation Excellence Scholarship.

The award, presented by former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, recognizes graduating seniors who excel in leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement, and academic achievement.

"Education is the key to the future of Wisconsin and our nation," Kohl said. "I am very proud of the accomplishments of these students, and look forward to the great contributions they will make in the future."

Gorman plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall of 2015 and hopes to pursue a degree in marketing and business.

Excellence Scholarship recipients are selected by a statewide committee made up of civic leaders, representatives of education-related associations and the program's co-sponsors: the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools (WCRIS), and regional Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESA).

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LOL West opens with a bang

April 26, 2015 6:06 p.m. | The 94th season of the Land O' Lakes Western Division baseball league opened with a bang on Sunday as for the third straight year there was a no-hitter. Pewaukee's Brian Henschel tossed a no-hitter against Lannon as the defending champion Muskies downed Lannon, 12-0. Monches stopped Oconomowoc 2-1 in 13 innings as Andy Smith singled with the bases loaded and nobody out to win the game in the last of the 13th. Smith also was the winning pitcher. Other games saw Brookfield Bulldogs down North Lake 6-2, West Bend defeat Hartland 8-4 in 12 innings and Merton edge the Brookfield Blue Sox, 1-0.

Saturday night at the movies!

April 24, 2015 3:00 p.m. |  Saturday nights were made for movies.  Add some food and family and you have a great evening.

That’s what Family Movie Night at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish Center promises on Saturday.

The parish, W314 N7462 Highway 83, North Lake, will present the movie “Bambi” at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There’ll be free hot dogs and snacks for all. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Come in comfy clothes and bring a blanket to relax with. To RSVP, call the parish office at (262) 966-2191 or visit www.blteresaparish.org

If poetry is your thing, come to the Poetry Open Mic Night at 7 p.m. Saturday at Books & Company, 1039 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc.  Celebrate Poetry Month with an evening of poetry.  You can read your own poem or one of a favorite poet, or just enjoy listening to others.  The event is free.

Savor a taste of Mexico at the Firehawk Fiesta Fundraising Auction at 5 p.m.  Saturday at Prairie Hill Waldorf School, N14-W29143 Silvernail Road, Pewaukee.  The event features the flair of Mexico with its bright and bold food, music and décor. Auction doors open at 5 p.m.  There will be dancing as well as the opportunity to bid on a wide variety of items, services and travel packages in the silent and live auctions. Visit www.prairiehillwaldorf.org for more information.

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Controlled DNR burn going on in Waukesha County's Vernon Marsh

April 24, 2015 2:48 p.m. | Smoke that can be seen for miles in Waukesha County is not flare ups from Thursday's large grass fire in Waukesha.

Acting city of Waukesha Assistant Fire Chief Joseph Hoffman said a controlled burn is going on in the Vernon Marsh located off Highway 83 and Frog Alley Road in Mukwonago.

The controlled burn, conducted by the state's Department of Natural Resources, is expected to be done later Friday afternoon. 

As a result, Hoffman advised people to not be alarmed if they see "very thick black smoke."  

Win a 2015 Harley-Davidson Sportster as part of ULS auction

April 24, 2015 12:10 p.m. |  University Lake School will have a big-ticket item at its spring auction on Saturday, April 25.

Those who purchase a $100 ticket will have a chance to win a 2015 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200T Riding Academy Class and $1,000 merchandise credit at Wisconsin Harley-Davidson. There will be 150 tickets sold in the raffle.

The Harley-Davidson has a $14,358 value.

Drawing will be held at the University Lake School Spring Auction, Saturday, April 25th at 8:30 p.m.

Search warrant identifies suspects possibly tied to death of Arrowhead grad Colton Sweitzer

April 24, 2015 9:21 a.m. | City of Waukesha - A search warrant affidavit filed on April 22 in Waukesha County Circuit Court identifies two suspects with possible ties to the recent death of former Arrowhead High School football standout Colton Sweitzer.

The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department announced last fall shortly after Sweitzer's passing that it was investigating his death, although a cause of death had yet to be determined.

The affidavit states that the preliminary urinalysis performed by the county medical examiner's office revealed traces of opiates, which would be consistent with a heroin or prescription medication overdose.

Sweitzer died on Oct. 17, 2014 at his home in the town of Merton.

According to the affidavit, Sweitzer's mother confirmed to police that her son had been abusing his prescribed Adderall pills and said she believed Sweitzer was buying additional pills "on the street" when he would run out of medication.

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Community sing planned for Monday at Christ the King, Delafield

April 24, 2015 7:40 a.m. | Delafield SongFest invites music lovers of all ages to celebrate The Sound of Music Community Sing at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1600 N. Genesee St., Delafield. SongFest is a "fellowship of song" for the community, supporting intergenerational audience singing, educational voice classes and opportunities for local singers to perform as soloists and ensembles. For more information, contact artistic director Joseph Brachmann at (920) 452-2462 or jbrachsing@gmail.com.

Gift a tree for Arbor Day

April 24, 2015 7:35 a.m. |  Happy Arbor Day! The City of Oconomowoc has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA cimmunity since 1993 for its commitment to urban forestry.

The City encourages groups,organizations, businesses and individuals to  participate by donating a tree or trees to be planted in its parks for Arbor Day as a memorial, or for any other special reason.

Oconomowoc celebrates Arbor Day the last week in April every year. For more information, contact the Superintendent of Pakrs and Forestry at (262) 569-2180.

St. Anthony students bring Shrek Jr. to Kettle Moraine High School stage

April 23, 2015 2:09 p.m. |  

St. Anthony on the Lake drama club presents Shrek The Musical Jr. with three shows on April 24 - 26. 

Performances are 7 p.m. on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 26 at Kettle Moraine High School. Tickets are $6.

Call (262) 968-3805 for more information. 

Presentation at Mukwonago High School aims to educate parents on heroin problem in community

April 23, 2015 11:38 a.m. | Curbing the Epidemic, a presentation to educate parents about the growing problem of prescription opiate and heroin addiction in the community will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, in the Mukwonago High School auditorium, 605 W. School Road.

Presenters include Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, Waukesha County District Attorney Sue Opper, Capt. Frank McEldery and Detective Bob Grall, of the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department/Waukesha County Metro Drug Unit, parents of addicts and a recovering addict and addiction counselor.

Due to limited seating, participants must preregister online. People can do so at bit.ly/heroinpresentation. Walk-in availability may be limited.

Poetry Open Mic Night

April 23, 2015 7:39 a.m. |  A Poetry Open Mic Night will be held at 7 p.m. April 25, at  Books & Company, 1039 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc.

Celebrate Poetry Month with an evening a poetry;  read your own or a favorite poet, or enjoy listening to others. The event is free.

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