Pewaukee's boys basketball team defeated host Brown Deer tonight in a Woodland Conference game in overtime, 70-65.
PHS is now 10-4 on the season.
Eric Lutzen and Ryan Stepanovich had 15 points each for the Pirates and Evan Hansen, Joe Buschman and Parker Brey had 10 points each.
Host Pewaukee's girls basketball team defeated Brown Deer in a Woodland Conference game tonight, 66-28. PHS is now 13-0 overall and 8-0 in league play.
Abby Gerrits had 10 points, 7 steals and 5 rebounds to lead the winners. Sarah Caccese and Dani Jasinski had 9 tallies each and Natalie Sheridan, Jessie Bacon and Madi Brey had 7 points apiece.
Host Arrowhead defeated the Kettle Moraine girls basketball team tonight in a Classic 8 Conference showdown, 66-56. Both teams are now tied for first place in the league standings with 5-1 records.
KM led early 10-3 before the Warhawks went on a 22-2 run to lead at halftime, 37-22. KM roared back in the third quarter and cut the deficit to two (45-43) going into the final period.
Kelly Smith led the winners with 23 points and 11 rebounds.
KM was led by Linley Achtenhagen and Chloe Tompkins with 19 points each.
St. John's Lutheran Church, 410 Hwy NN in Mukwonago invites you to their annual Epiphany Concert and dinner on Sat. Jan. 25 beginning at 5:15pm. Italian dinner hosted by the Ignite Youth Group. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 kids. The free concert begins at 6:30 and features numerous choir groups, hand bells, hand chimes, and more.
City of Delafield -The Hartland Sportsman's Club has filed a lawsuit in Waukesha County Circuit Court, seeking to overturn a decision by the city Plan Commisson and Common Council last year denying the gun club's request for a new operating permit for its firing ranges.
The club is on 35 acres near Maple Avenue and I-94.
City Administrator Tom Hafner said city officials received a summons and court documents Wednesday afternoon.
The gun club's original permit was revoked three years ago after city officials determined the club had failed to meet safety standards required by the permit. A pregnant woman was grazed by a bullet that escaped one of the gun club firing ranges in April of 2010.
Club officials filed for a new permit last summer but it was rejected unanimously by both the Plan Commission and Common Council after a series of public hearings and meetings.
It’s time to beat the January blahs and get into the groove with local musician Frank Balistreri from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the Center for Life Enrichment, 1306 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc.
Come to listen, visit and dine while enjoying the soothing sounds of this well-known musician. The menu includes soups and crusty breads, beverage and dessert for $12. RSVP by noon Monday, Jan. 20. Send payment to the Center for Life Enrichment. Include names of attendees and a contact phone number.
For more information, call (262) 354-1375 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Center for Life Enrichment is part of the Shorehaven Campus. Go to www.shorehavenliving.org to learn more.
The Mukwonago Area School District Board of Education finance committee meeting on Jan. 20 has been cancelled.
The Asa Clark Middle School Jr. Players will be putting on "Beauty and the Beast Jr." at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16; 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17; and 7 p.m. Saturday Jan. 18, in the Pewaukee High School auditorium.
Director is Holly Hartz, music director is Krystle Stingle, technical director is Candace Senner, and administrative director is Kathy Birkes-Drees.
Ticket information is available at drama-club.acms.pewaukeeschools.schoolfusion.us
Tickets are $7-$10, with all proceeds going to the drama department!.
The two Arrowhead basketball teams grabbed victories over Muskego Wednesday night in a pair of Classic 8 Conference games.
The boys team stopped the Warriors, 66-60. Bryce Nze led the winners with 19 points and Charlie Reuteman and Billy Hirschfeld chipped in with 12 points each.
The girls team stopped Muskego, 54-28. Kelly Smith led the Warhawks with 12 points and Kayla Lorenz with 10 points. Ally May added 8 points for AHS.
The defense for Drew Bucholtz withdrew its insanity plea on Wednesday, Jan. 15 and and told a judge that negotiations over a plea bargain are ongoing.
Bucholtz, 23, was charged last July in Waukesha County Circuit Court with attempted first-degree homicide, intimidation of a witness and misdemeanor theft after allegedly stabbing ex-girlfriend Miranda Hager in the throat outside the Marriot Hotel in Pewaukee.
Bucholtz fled following the incident, according to the criminal complaint, but was arrested two days later at a Milwaukee apartment. Hager and her family were in attendance at Bucholtz’s hearing, presided over by Judge Lloyd Carter.
Defense attorney Paul Bucher said that a psychological examination requested in September did not support an insanity plea. Bucholtz has entered a new plea of not guilty.
A jury trial has been scheduled for April 15, but Bucher told the judge that a plea bargain was possible. He said that he was in discussion with Assistant District Attorney Pablo Galaviz about Bucholtz pleading guilty to a lesser charge of first-degree reckless injury.» Read Full Article
The Friends of the Pauline Haass Library will present a free program on "Cream City Memories" with an emphasis on the great Wisconsin snow storm of Jan. 21, 1947 at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21.
Twenty-four inches of snow fell that day and snarled greater Milwaukee for a three-day period. The people who lived through this storm are fast disappearing, and speaker Dick Pfeiffer still counts it as one of the great days of his life's memories.
The lecture will take place in the Quad Room at Pauline Haass Library, N64 W23820 Main St., Sussex.
St. Paul School, Highway 83 and D in Genesee Depot, will hold an open house on Sunday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.
Activities include Are You Smarter than a St. Paul Student, an interactive trivia game; a concert performed by the award-winning St. Paul School band; and a science fair exhibition.
Call the school office at (262) 968-3175 for more information.
A celebration was held recently to acknowledge the dedication for Fire Chief Milt Wegner, who has served the Dousman and Summit communities for more than four decades.
“I’ve had 46 years of fire service and feel it’s my time to step aside and let young people get involved. It’s been a great experience — all 46 years,” he added.
Watch for more on this story in Thursday's Oconomowoc Focus
The Merton School District announced in an email to parents Friday, Jan. 10, that it will be exploring the option of an earlier school start time for children who do not rely exclusively on bus transportation.
Kettle Moraine School District Board of Education unanimously approved resolutions to put a referendum question on the April ballot at a special meeting on Jan. 14.
The referendum question will ask residents to allow the district to borrow funds, not to exceed $49.6 million, for capitol maintenance projects, technology infrastructure, safety and security, and limited renovations to learning spaces, according to a referendum fact sheet.
Kit Dailey, public outreach specialist for Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA), outlined a communications plan for educating residents about the referendum and needs of the district, and stressed that school board members will be a resource for residents leading up to the vote.
School Board President Gary Vose said the fact that board members unanimously approved the resolutions says alot.
"I'm excited about going forward with this," said Vose.
Arrowhead's boys hockey team grabbed a 2-0 lead late in the second period but watched as visiting University School of Milwaukee rallied to score the final three goals of the game as they posted a 3-2 Classic 8 Conference win over the Warhawks.
Sam Schultz and Matt Daury gave Arrowhead a 2-0 early in the second period but USM burned the AHS defense for two goals in the final 55 seconds of the second period to tie the game.
USM then scored the game-winner with 9:46 left to play.
A total of 4 inches of snow had fallen in Hartland as of 8:30 p.m. and all of that snow has made driving conditions poor throughout the area.
Traffic on Highway 16 near Hartland was pretty much limited to one lane and cars were going no faster than 40 miles per hour.
The village streets in Hartland were snow covered and slippery and the side roads in the Town of Merton were also covered with snow and extremely slippery.
ProHealth Care will offer a free screening to address bladder health concerns from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the D.N. Greenwald Center, 240 Maple Ave., Mukwonago.
More than 34 million Americans suffer from an overactive bladder, which can create frequent bladder interruptions or other bladder control problems.
ProHealth Care is offering free 15-minute screening appointments that include a brief survey and a private consultation with a urogynecology specialist. A physical therapist will also be available to offer advice on how to maintain bladder muscle function.
To register for a screening appointment time, call (262) 928-2745.
A winter weather advisory is now in effect from 9 a.m. to midnight today.
Snow was expected to spread into Southeastern Wisconsin between 7 and 9 a.m., dropping 2 to 5 inches before it finishes tonight. The highest amounts of snow should be north of Milwaukee, with lesser amounts to the south.
Brisk winds this afternoon could cause some blowing and drifting snow, reducing visibility and making travel difficult.
A public hearing last week revealed four options for the North Prairie Fire Department, which faces the potential loss of nearly 70 percent of its funding next year, when municipalities that contract with the department pull out of those contracts.
Read more in this week's Mukwonago Chief.
Waukesha - Waukesha County Sheriff's Department second-in-command, Eric Severson, declared his candidacy for Sheriff Monday afternoon.
"I am excited to announce that I am a Republican candidate for the office of Sheriff of Waukesha County. Serving in Waukesha County law enforcement for the past 27 years has been an honor and responsibility that I have taken very seriously," he said in a campaign announcement sent Monday afternoon.
The announcement also listed endorsements from current Sheriff, Dan Trawicki, who announced last week he will not seek reelection in 2015. He also listed endorsements from several area police chiefs and Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel.
"With nearly three decades of law enforcement service, I feel I have prepared myself for this next challenge. I am committed to continue my dedication to the citizens of Waukesha County and look forward to serving as the next Sheriff," Severson wrote.
His announcement comes a few days after Brian Dorow, Dean of Waukesha County Technical College's Department of Criminal Justice, said he's considering running for the position. Dorow has not made an official announcement yet.» Read Full Article
On Jan. 10, the Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) new “qualified mortgage” rules took effect, according to a press release from Rep. David Craig (R-Town of Vernon). With reports showing Wisconsin’s housing market on the rise, financial experts have expressed concerns with the impact of the CFPB’s new rules and the impact they will have on the mortgage industry.
“While our state’s housing market appears to be on the rebound, the federal government threatens to stop that progress. By imposing a one-size-fits-all standard on so-called ‘qualified mortgages,’ the CFPB fails to realize that one of the biggest assets our local financial institutions have is how well they know their communities and the character of their customers. The CFPB’s approach ignores those strong local connections and simply pins arbitrary financial markers to a person’s ability to obtain a mortgage,” said Craig.
Various industry experts have expressed concerns that this new rule could specifically make it more difficult for those who are self-employed or for those taking out larger mortgages to obtain those mortgages.
“As chairman of the Assembly Committee on Financial Institutions, I have helped push our state in the direction of opening up the access to capital that our small businesses and families need. Unfortunately, for every step our state takes forward, the federal government moves us one step back,” added Craig.
The Oconomowoc Public Library welcomes Kohl's Wild Theater from 10-10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18.
Children in grades 4k- 4th grade are invited to attend this free, fun conservation-themed theatric al performance with audience participation, puppetry, and songs.
Please register at wildtheater.eventbrite.com
Kohl’s wild Theater is presented by the Zoological Society of Milwaukee and Kohl’s Cares
We're past last week's subzero streak, but we're not out of the woods yet. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday because of expected snow.
Snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected in the Metro Milwaukee area; more to the north. Winds are expected to compound the effects of the snow, causing some drifting.