City of Delafield - City officials will consider whether to install the city's first downtown traffic light at the intersection of Main and Genesee streeets as a noise abatement device rather than a traffic control tool.
City Administrator Tom Hafner said both a Traffic Committee and the Public Works Committee will study the traffic flow and fiscal impacts of the proposal and possibly make a recommendation to the Common Council.
There are traffic lights on Highway 83 at Golf and Hillside roads and the interchanges with Interstate 94.
Hafner told the Common Council that the traffic light was an idea that evovled from a meeting of city officials and downtown residents regarding noise abatement. The downtown residents have been complaining about noise in the downtown business district.
Alderwoman Jackie Valde, who represents the downtown business and residential district, has warned the Common Council that the noise abatement issue "will not go away" partly because of the increase in the number of attractive residential dwellings being built in or near the downtown business district.» Read Full Article
When it comes to cancer treatment, Scott Turk, of Mukwonago, has "kind of seen it all," since he was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer in 2014. He's been in chemotherapy since 2014, had radiation and has gone through three surgeries where doctors filled his abdomen with chemotherapy drugs heated to 107 degrees.
Turk moved his family from Peoria, Illinois to Mukwonago in 2013 for a job that was offered to him. He didn't know why the opportunity came to him, but he knew God had a plan. He couldn't have imagined that plan moved him closer to crucial medical treatment he would need against colorectal cancer, care that wouldn't have been available to him in Peoria.
As the ProHealth ParkWalk for Cancer 2016 ambassador, Turk wants people to know cancer is real, it can happen to anyone, people like him, but there are options for quality care in our community, made possible through funds raised by ParkWalk.
Turk shares his story in the hope other people can find support or knowledge through his journey.» Read Full Article
What dog doesn’t like to go for a walk?
On Saturday dogs from all over the area will be talking part in HAWS 33rd Annual Pet Walk. The free event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Sussex Village Park, at Main Street and Weaver Drive in Sussex.
The Romp ‘n Rally event is being hosted by The Friends of HAWS (Humane Animal Welfare Society) and includes lure coursing, trail challenge, vendor marketplace, contests, demos, live music and food.
For more information, visit hawspets.org.
If you’re looking to do something good for yourself, check out the Lake Country Wellness Expo starting at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oconomowoc Lakes Plaza, W359 N5002 Brown St., Oconomowoc.» Read Full Article
Fifth District Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls) will meet with constituents at 7 p.m. Monday, May 9, in the courtroom at Oconomowoc City Hall, 174 E. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc.
Attendees should enter through the police department entrance on St. Paul Street. An elevator is available to the second floor.
Sensenbrenner hosts "town hall" style meetings at locations in his district throughout the year to give constituents an opportunity to share their views on a variety of issues, as well as to help them with any problems they may be experiencing with federal agencies.
A Pewaukee resident is the lucky winner who captured a $2 million prize in the Saturday, March 26, Powerball drawing, the Wisconsin Lottery announced this week.
Shawn Cushman of Pewaukee purchased the winning ticket at Cardinal Service, 805 Cardinal Lane, Hartland.
It's the second big-money lottery ticket the business has sold in the past year. On Aug. 4, 2015, Phillip Herrmann of Hartland snagged a $1 million prize from the Mega Millions drawing.
Retailers who sell winning tickets over $599 receive an incentive of 2 percent of the winning ticket amount, up to $100,000.
The winning Powerball numbers from March 26 were 11, 23, 42, 52 and 68 with a Powerball of 6.» Read Full Article
City of Waukesha — A regional study about the feasibility of fire department consolidation in Waukesha County is one step closer to becoming a reality.
The Waukesha County Finance Committee approved the allocation of funds to hire a consultant for the study May 4. The study will examine whether a regional consolidation of fire departments in western Waukesha County — known as Lake Country — is financially responsible and logistically feasible.
Thirteen of the 19 communities invited to participate in the study have agreed to do so, and 10 of those communities contributed money to fund the project. The communities that declined to participate in the study are the city of Delafield, the town of Ottawa and the villages of Chenequa and Nashotah.
The possibility of a study was broached last fall when Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow sent a letter to 18 Lake Country communities — the village of Dousman erroneously did not receive a letter — about participating in a regional study aimed at considering the economic and logistical consequences of a regional fire department.
Communities that agreed to participate were asked to contribute $1,000 to $2,000 each to help cover the cost of the study. Those communities put combined total of $15,000 toward the study.» Read Full Article
When Sports Authority filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection March 2, the company announced it would close 143 stores and two distribution centers. The four Milwaukee-area stores, including the Delafield location at 2950 Golf Road, were not on the list.
Now their fate isn't as clear, with media outlets reporting the struggling sporting goods retailer has notified the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, that the company would not be able to reorganize and instead would pursue a sale for some or all of the business.
An asset auction is scheduled for May 16.
What that means for the Delafield store and the company's other retail locations isn't yet known.
An employee who answered the phone at the Delafield store Monday, May 2, said the store is referring all media inquiries to the company's corporate office.» Read Full Article
The Eagle Business Association's annual community rummage sale begins this weekend. The communitywide rummage sale runs May 5 through 8 and is a fundraiser for the Eagle Business Association.
There are 69 residents participating this year. The village and town of Eagle have been broken down into four maps, to make it easier for those looking to find rummage sites.
The maps will be available for pickup at various businesses in Eagle, or look for the yellow EBA rummage sale signs on display at participating houses.
Horse Power Healing Center (HPHC) will hold an open house fundraiser from 12 — 4 p.m., Saturday, May 14 at Jericho Creek Farms, S101 W34628 County Road LO, Eagle, WI. Admission is free.
The open house will have something for everyone in the family to enjoy. The event features: therapeutic riding demonstrations, veteran's demonstration, demonstration of horses doing tricks, horse massage demonstration by Melissa Gibson of L5 Equine Massage, games, radio-controlled truck racing, silent auction and bake sale. Food and drinks will be available.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the programs offered at HPHC: Equine-Assisted Therapeutic lessons for children and adults who are physically, mentally or emotionally challenged, "Horses for Hope" program for children and adults diagnosed with a terminal illness, and "Horses for Heroes" program for military personnel, veterans and their family members.
Rolling Hills Elementary and Eagleville Elementary Girl Scouts are collecting used clothing, household items and furniture to donate to the Hope Center in Waukesha. Drive- through donations will be accepted from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 11 at the Rolling Hills Elementary front parking lot.
There is also an alternate drop off between 8 and 9 a.m. at Rolling Hills, but drivers will need to park and carry items to the front entrance during that time. No heavy or large items for this drop off.
The Girl Scouts ask donors to respect the dignity of those served by the Hope Center by ensuring donated items are in good, usable condition. Casual clothing for men, women and children are needed, as well as shoes, maternity clothes, new under garments and socks, baby items, kitchen utensils and baking items, children's books, new toiletry items, office supplies, and bed and bath linens.
Visit the Hope Center website for a complete list of items needed.
The Hope Center is committed to preventing homelessness and has been giving to those in need for more than 20 years in Waukesha County.
A student is in police custody after writing a threat on a bathroom wall at Kettle Moraine High School, according to an alert sent to families of KM students.
The threat indicated that "students and staff would be harmed on a specific future date," according to the alert, signed by KM Superintendent Pat Deklotz.
"In addition to potential criminal charges, the student has been suspended and will go through established school disciplinary procedures," Deklotz wrote.
She added that the investigation, conducted through a joint investigation with the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, concluded that although there is no threat to students, as a precautionary measure, the sheriff's department would conduct safety sweeps at the high school. That led to the cancellation of evening activities in the building Thursday night.
"The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority," Deklotz wrote. "All threats against schools are criminal offenses. This event offers an opportunity to talk with your children about their well-being and the implications of making threats to harm others."
John Freese is the new principal and seventh- and eighth-grade teacher at Zion Lutheran School in Hartland, beginning July 1. He replaces Dave Neujahr who is retiring in June.
Freese holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota; a master's degree in social studies from California State University in Fullerton, California, and a master's and doctorate in educational administration from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
He has taught at four elementary schools, a high school, and was a professor of education at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee for 14 years. He is now serving at St. Philips Lutheran School in Milwaukee.
Zion Lutheran School, 1023 E. Capitol Drive, Hartland, serves children in 3K through eighth grade, offering academics, arts and athletics. In 2015, the school earned accreditation with an exemplary rating from WELSSA. In 2016-17, the school will expand to a five-day preschool and wraparound child care availability.
"To have such an experienced educator replace me will help Zion School to continue to strive for excellence," said Neujahr. "Other outstanding schools exist in our community, but no other school offers what Zion offers. Not only do our small class sizes and excellent facility set us apart, but also our faith-based instruction and application of God's Word to the children's lives."» Read Full Article
VILLAGE OF PEWAUKEE
Persistence doesn't pay
Tyler Dodge, 28, of Pewaukee was cited for harassment at about 4:47 p.m. April 28 after repeatedly calling a woman's phone despite being instructed not to by a police officer, who answered the phone. The woman reported the harassing calls to police outside Waukesha County Technical College, 800 Main St., and an officer had briefly taken possession of the phone when Dodge called three consecutive times — despite being warned to stop after each of the first two calls — then six more times after he was told he would be cited for harassment.
The police department on April 30 turned over more than 500 pounds of various prescription medications collected in two drug drop boxes — one in the police department's lobby — over the course of about six months to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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The announcement that a Beloit commercial real estate firm has purchased from the Steinergroup of Cudahy the iconic downtown buildings built by developer Bob Lang during the 1990s and early 2000s caught city officials and local business owners by surprise.
Hendricks Commercial Properties announced the purchase late Thursday afternoon, May 5. The company manages and owns more than 12 million square feet of real estate property in 34 states.
The company was founded by the late Ken Hendricks and his widow, Diane, who also founded and owned the ABC Supply Co., the world's largest wholesale supplier of roofing sidings and windows, which maintains a branch office in Hartland.
Waukesha County Recorder of Deeds Jim Behrend, who is also a city alderman, said he has received no official notification of the transaction.
Mayor Michele DeYoe said she was unaware of the pending sale until she was told early Friday morning about the news release issued by Hendricks Commercial Properties.» Read Full Article
Its future was in doubt a few years ago, but the annual Pewaukee Kiwanis RiverRun is ready for its 43rd edition.
Between 100 and 150 participants will be clambering into canoes and kayaks Saturday, May 14, for the 6-mile paddle down the Pewaukee River from Pewaukee to Waukesha.
The event, sponsored by the Pewaukee Kiwanis Club, nearly went by the wayside a few years back as club members' interest in it waned, but club President Wyatt Repavich said members realized it was too important to the community to deep-six.
"We revived it right away," Repavich said. "We didn't even skip a year."
Tarzan and the Easter Bunny will be happy.» Read Full Article
A local Realtor association is emphasizing safety after one of its members, an agent with Century 21 Affiliated in Delafield, was attacked and injured May 5 while showing a rental property in Milwaukee.
The agent involved in the incident is Jim Olsen, who detailed the assault in a letter to his colleagues that was also shared with local media. According to Olsen's account, he was ambushed by two masked gunmen while showing an apartment to a woman, possibly the attackers' accomplice, on Milwaukee's northwest side.
One of the masked men struck Olsen in the back of the head with a gun and demanded money from him. Olsen survived the encounter, but his wallet, phone and wedding ring were stolen.
"We are extremely thankful that Jim is O.K.," said Roxanne Platz, 2016 Great Milwaukee Association of Realtors chairwoman, in a news release. "It appears he took precautions by not being at the property alone, and that one step could have prevented a much worse outcome."
Platz was referring to the fact that Olsen's wife was waiting outside the rental property in their car while the assault happened.» Read Full Article