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KM tops Trojans in opener

July 15, 2014 9:36 p.m. | Kettle Moraine's resurgent second half continued Tuesday in the first round of the WIAA Division 1 summer baseball tournament with a 5-1 win over Wauwatosa West at Wales Community Park.

A fast start helped the Lasers (18-13), a returning state qualifier that long ago put the slow start to the year in the rear view mirror, move on to meet No. 2 seed Brookfield Central on Saturday.

"We came out swinging the bats with three doubles in the first inning; now we can afford to lay off the gas," KM coach Brian Adamczyk said. "Ultimately I love the fact we've got two practices in a row. I can't remember the last time we've had that, probably back in May. We're going to use these two days and get better."

Matt Melbye led off the bottom of the first inning with a double. He advanced to third base on a wild pitch by Tosa West starting pitcher Willie Belknapp before scoring on a ground out by KM starting pitcher Jake Pohlman. Robbie Dombrowski doubled, and courtesy runner Gunner Amelunk scored on a double off the bat from Brady Durni.

Kettle Moraine went ahead 3-0 with a single from Jacob Varick and another double from Melbye.

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Initial Reaction Podcast: Bucks; Kaminsky; Brewers; WIAA balance rules

2:00 p.m. | Do the Bucks have a chance against local rival Chicago in the NBA playoffs? Also, will the Badgers make Frank Kaminsky their first-ever retired number, does the poor early start foretell doom for the Brewers, and how the WIAA landscape could dramatically alter on April 22.

Hartland plan commission again reviews plans for proposed memory care facility

April 20, 2015 9:26 p.m. | Village of Hartland - The approval process is coming to an end for a recently proposed memory care facility in Hartland.

The village's joint plan commission and architectural review board on Monday, April 20 again looked over planning documents for the facility, which if ultimately approved would be built near the intersection of Merton Avenue and Sunny Slope Drive.

A public hearing about the facility was held at the April 20 meeting and two residents with property abutting the proposed development expressed concern about the proximity of the facility to their existing land.

The couple was also concerned about the long-term care of a wooded area near both properties, which they said has not been kept up by previous neighbors.

Project developer Jay Schnorenberg assured the residents that a buffer between their respective properties would remain in place and said he and his design team had already considered upgrading some of the surrounding landscape.

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Brian Dorow joins Kapenga in District 33 state Senate race

April 20, 2015 12:40 p.m. | The field now includes two.

After earlier saying he was strongly considering a run for the District 33 state Senate seat, Brian Dorow made it official when he announced Monday at Waukesha City Hall that he will run for the position.

Dorow joins Rep. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) as two Republican candidates seeking to win the seat that will soon be vacated after Sen. Paul Farrow (R-Pewaukee) steps down to solely assume his duties as the newly elected Waukesha County executive.

Dorow, a workforce development professional, community leader and associate dean at Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC), made the announcement surrounded by family and his colleagues from the public safety community.

Dorow supervises more than 150 employees and oversees a multimillion dollar budget at WCTC.

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OHS students "Sleep Out for Homelessness Awareness" event

April 20, 2015 11:32 a.m. |  Oconomowoc High School students will participate in the ninth annual Sleep Out for Homelessness Awareness event Friday-Saturday, April 24-25. About 30 students from the IB History of the Americas class will spend the night outside in cardboard box shanties on the outdoor stage courtyard on the west side of the high school.

The students will also collect monetary and nonperishable food donations for the Oconomowoc Food Pantry. Donations can be dropped off at the location of the sleepout between 6 p.m. Friday, April 24 and 7 a.m. Saturday, April 25.

Waukesha Kiwanis Early Risers holding annual tree sale in communities May 2

April 20, 2015 11:13 a.m. | The Waukesha Kiwanis Early Risers will hold its 19th annual Black Hill Spruce tree sale from 8 a.m. to noon or until sold out, on Saturday, May 2. The trees are about 16 inches to 20 inches in height and will be sold for $5 each.

The trees will be available at the Bauer Bros Produce Stand on Highway 164 and Skyline Avenue in the town of Vernon; St. Mary's Church at Highway 67 and 18 in Dousman; Finn's Bar and Grill, 200 W. Summit Ave. (Highway 18), Wales; Citizens Bank of Mukwonago at Highway NN and Godfrey Lane in Eagle and Bill's BP and Mini Mart, Highways 59 and E, North Prairie.

To reserve trees call John at (262) 364-8298. All profits will be donated to local charities.

Mukwonago medical assistance fund holding pancake breakfast fundraiser

April 20, 2015 10:38 a.m. | Village of Mukwonago — A local nonprofit organization will hold a pancake breakfast next month to raise funds for families in need of financial assistance.

The Mukwonago Catastrophic Medical Fund will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 7:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 3, at St. James Catholic Parish, 830 County Road NN E, Mukwonago, in the activity center. The breakfast will include all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage or bacon, coffee, juice and a raffle.

Admission is $5 at the door.

The Mukwonago Catastrophic Medical Fund was established in 1984 and assists Mukwonago residents with medical bills they are unable to pay. The pancake breakfast will raise funds and awareness for the nonprofit's mission.

Only families and patients living in the Mukwonago School District are eligible to receive assistance. Beneficiaries are not required to repay the money they've received.

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Mukwonago drug collection day scheduled in May

April 20, 2015 9:44 a.m. | Village of Mukwonago— Residents are encouraged to bring unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medication to a drug collection day in May.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 16 at the D.N. Greenwald Center, 240 Maple Ave., residents can bring medications, ointments, sprays, inhalers, creams, vials, herbals and pet medications to a drug collection drive, according to a news release from the Village of Mukwonago Police Department.

Residents are asked not to bring biohazardous materials including sharps, mercury, household hazardous waste or personal hygiene products.

Dousman Main Street project nears completion

April 20, 2015 9:00 a.m. | Starting today, Monday, April 20, 2015 the finishing of Main Street in the Village of Dousman will begin. 

That includes the finishing of curb and  gutter, final layer of blacktop, striping, and landscaping.   The finished project is expected to be done by the end of May.

Village officials as residents and motorists to please be aware of construction workers and equipment.

East Troy man sentenced to prison for role in Eagle resident's heroin overdose death

April 18, 2015 11:43 p.m. | Troy Pennoyer will spend 30 months in prison for his role in the 2013 overdose death of 35-year-old town of Eagle resident David Teske.

Pennoyer was sentenced on Monday, April 13, in Waukesha County Circuit Court to 71/2 years behind bars, but will spend the remaining five years of his sentence on probation, according to online court records. Circuit Court Judge Michael Aprahamian handed down the verdict.

Pennoyer, 33, of East Troy, was charged in January 2014 with first-degree reckless homicide for allegedly delivering the heroin that ultimately killed Teske, and faced up to 40 years in prison and $100,000 in fines. He pleaded not guilty to the felony murder charge later the same month.

In response, according to court documents, Waukesha County District Attorney Susan Opper last December extended a plea bargain to Pennoyer's defense team, which called for Pennoyer to plead guilty to a lesser offense — conspiracy to deliver heroin — that carried a less severe penalty in exchange for Pennoyer covering the cost of Teske's funeral expenses.

Court records show that Pennoyer pleaded guilty to the amended charge in February, and, according to the conditions of his bail, must maintain absolute sobriety and is prohibited from associating with any known drug users or dealers.

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Rolling Hills, Eagleville Elementary Girl Scouts holding donation drive to benefit Hope Center

April 18, 2015 11:03 p.m. | Rolling Hills Elementary and Eagleville Elementary Girl Scouts are holding their fourth annual clothing and household goods drive, Project Hope, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, at Rolling Hills Elementary School, W322 S9230 Beulah Road in Mukwonago.

This drive is created and run by the grade school Girl Scouts to prevent and assist the homeless in Waukesha County. All donations will go to the Hope Center of Waukesha. A Hope Center representative and Hope Center truck will be on site for the event, along with 50 to 60 Girl Scouts, leaders and volunteers.

A drive-thru drop off for donations will be available where Girl Scouts accept and load items onto the Hope Center truck.

Household goods, used clothing and furniture donations are needed. Donated items should be in good, usable condition. Visit the Hope Center's website for a complete list.

All donations are tax deductible.

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Mukwonago woman charged with stealing from former workplace

April 18, 2015 6:23 p.m. | Village of Mukwonago— A Mukwonago woman is charged with stealing from her former employer late last year.

According to a criminal complaint filed on April 10, an officer was dispatched on Dec. 2, 2014 to Asset Management Inc., 807 Swan Drive, for a burglary report. The business' owner said seven $100 bills were missing from his office desk.

The owner said he reviewed surveillance video and discovered at around 8 p.m. Dec. 1, former employee Elizabeth Koty, 37, could be seen walking in the hallway past the video surveillance camera and toward the owner's office.

The business was closed at that time and the owner said Koty was on the property without consent. To the owner's knowledge, Koty did not have keys to the business.

The owner said it's common for him to keep an envelope of cash in his desk to pay for things necessary at work and a few employees — including Koty, whom he paid from his desk a few days before the burglary.

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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.

Community Watch

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Bucks; Kaminsky; Brewers; WIAA balance rules 02:00 PM

» Hartland plan commission again reviews plans for proposed memory care facility 4/20

» Brian Dorow joins Kapenga in District 33 state Senate race 4/20

» OHS students "Sleep Out for Homelessness Awareness" event 4/20

» Waukesha Kiwanis Early Risers holding annual tree sale in communities May 2 4/20

» Mukwonago medical assistance fund holding pancake breakfast fundraiser 4/20

» Mukwonago drug collection day scheduled in May 4/20

» Dousman Main Street project nears completion 4/20

» East Troy man sentenced to prison for role in Eagle resident's heroin overdose death 4/18

» Rolling Hills, Eagleville Elementary Girl Scouts holding donation drive to benefit Hope Center 4/18

» Mukwonago woman charged with stealing from former workplace 4/18

» 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

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Weekend Happenings

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Family Movie Night: 6 p.m. April 25, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish Center, W314 N7462 Highway 83, North Lake. The movie “Bambi” will start at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Free hot dogs and snacks. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Come in comfy clothes and bring a blanket to relax with. RSVP to the parish office at (262) 966-2191 or at www.blteresaparish.org

Poetry Open Mic Night: 7 p.m. April 25, 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. Free.

The Brew City Rockers: 9 p.m. April 24, Burke’s Lakeside, 37238 Valley Road, Oconomowoc. The Brew City Rockers are celebrating spring with a party at Burke’s Lakeside. Enjoy a fish fry and stay for the party.

Grow Your Own Salad Gardening Class: 10 a.m. April 25, NuGenesis Farm, N68 W33208 County Road K, Oconomowoc. Join the NuGenesis staff to learn to grow your own delicious and healthy salads at home. $30 recommended donation. www.nugenesisfarm.org

Updates to this calendar are made weekly Monday afternoon. 

 

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