A total of just over four inches of light, fluffy snow fell in the Lake Country area early Sunday morning creating slippery conditions on most roads.
The snow started around 2 a.m. and had quit by 7 a.m. In Hartland the snow measured 4.5 inches.
Sunday morning as of 8 a.m. Highway 16 had just one reasonably clean lane in both directions. Traffic was going between 30 and 40 miles per hour. The one clear lane still had some snow in it. There were two cars in the ditch eastbound between Hartland and Pewaukee.
Highway 83 between Delafield and North Lake also was slippery. Traffic there was going around 30 miles per hour.
In Hartland, roads were plowed but still snow covered. Many of the intersections were slippery.
Host Pewaukee's boys basketball team defeated Whitnall tonight, 65-54. PHS is now 11-4 on the season.
Steve McGowan led the Pirates with 17 points. Evan Hansen chipped in with 12.
WMTV-15, the NBC affiliate in Madison a former Mukwonago Police Officer has been arrested for armed bank robbery in relation to a June 15, 2010 robbery of M&I Bank in Mukwonago.According to
This is a developing story and we will bring updates as they become available.
The Rotary Club of Mukwonago will host the club’s annual Visitor’s Day on Jan. 30 at 7 a.m. at the Mukwonago Village Hall.
The event will include a light breakfast and a presentation by Village President Fred Winchowky on the major issues facing the village in 2014.
The meeting is expected to end around 8 p.m. To RSVP please e-mail Dwight Cruikshank at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With extreme wind chills heading to southeastern Wisconsin once again early next week, superintendents will evaluate whether it's too cold for school.
Waukesha Superintendent Todd Gray said Friday that superintendents across Waukesha County will hold a conference call late Sunday afternoon to decide if they will close their schools on Monday.
Gray said they'll discuss their options at that time but they might not have a decision until very early Monday morning.
"Right now Monday's forecast at 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. would not necessarily cause us to close," Gray said. "That could change over the weekend."
Gray said a wind chill warning of minus 35 would close the schools but depending on conditions the districts may even consider closing with slightly less wind chills if there are strong wind gusts.» Read Full Article
St. John's Lutheran Church, 410 Hwy NN West, Mukwonago is holding its annual Epiphany Concert and dinner on Saturday, Jan. 25, beginning at 5:15 p.m.
An Italian dinner hosted by the Ignite Youth Group is availabe for $8 for adults and $5 for kids. The free concert begins at 6:30 p.m. and features numerous choir groups, hand bells, hand chimes, and more.
A 60-year-old man thought to be the victim in a death investigation in the Village of Summit was afraid that his son would kill him.
"I fear for my life," the father said in a statement attached to a petition for a restraining order against his son.
According to the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department, Village of Summit Police were called to check on the well-being of a man in a home at 34825 Elm St. on Thursday morning and found a 60-year-old man deceased.
In a news release, the Sheriff's Department called the death "suspicious." Summit police are working with the Sheriff's Department on the case. Neither agency has released any additional information.
While the address and the age of the victim match those of the man who sought the restraining order on Jan. 21, police have not confirmed they are the same person.» Read Full Article
While the meek may stay warm and cozy inside, the many hardy souls in this neck of the woods thumb their noses at the cold.
Take all those warm-blooded creatures participating in the Polar Bear Plunge at 11 a.m. Saturday at SandBar Sports Pub, W278-N2315 Prospect Ave., Pewaukee. Registration begins at 11 a.m. The $20 cost includes a souvenir T-shirt. For more information go to http://sandbarsportspub.com.
On Saturday night head over to the Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit for the Candlelight Ski & Hike from 6 to 9 p.m. The event starts at S91-W39091 Highway 59, Eagle. The purple loop at the Nordic Trailhead will be lighted. There will be a big fire outside to help you stay warm or you can go inside where there will be chili and refreshments for sale.
If you’re not into the cold and snow but prefer to beat winter blues with comfort food, there are several options including the Friday night fish fry from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Highways 83 and D in Genesee Depot. The all-you-can-eat menu includes beer battered and baked cod, grilled cheese, curly fries, baked potato, coleslaw, rye bread, applesauce, coffee and milk plus one dessert. Call (262) 392-2920 for more information.
A more exotic dish, along with more traditional favorites, will be served at the annual Coon Feed at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Post 196, 333 N. Lapham Peak , Delafield. Donation: $12 adults/ $6 children 12 and younger.» Read Full Article
Isolated icy patches on Waukesha County streets and highways contributed to 56 accidents, an unusually high number, this morning, according to Waukesha County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jennifer Wallschlager.
Wallschlager said the slick spots were the result of morning traffic creating precipitation on streets that was quickly turned to ice by sub zero temperatures. The slick spots were unnoticed by unsuspecting motorists who were traveling too fast for conditions, she said.
There were 14 personal injury accidents and 22 roll over incidents along with 20 accidents where there was property damage only, according to Wallschlager.
One of the accidents occured west of the Highway 16 and Jungbluth Road interchange where a similar accident occured at nearly the same location at approximately the same time on Tuesday morning.
Two people were injured in that accident. One of the motorists told sheriff's deputies that he was blinded by the sun and did not see the vehicle in front begin to slow down. The names of the accident victims and their conditions are not available.» Read Full Article
St. John's Lutheran Church, 410 Highway NN, Mukwonago, invites the public to its annual Epiphany Concert and dinner at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25.
The Italian dinner is 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.
The Village of Summit Police Department responded to an address on Elm Street last night to check the well being of a resident. They located a 60 year old man deceased inside the residence and believed the death to be suspicious, according to a release from the Waukesha Sheriff 's Department.
The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department and the Village of Summit Police Department are working closely on this investigation. This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.
Authorities say there is no need for residents to be concerned for their safety at this time.
hit and run that occured in the Town of Eagle on Jan. 15 near Eagleville Elementary school.The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department released a statement thanking the community for their efforts in helping to locate the suspected driver in a
The operator of the vehicle has been located. There was no additional information immediately available.
Between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. this morning a total of 6 cars were seen in the snow-covered ditches on eastbound Highway 16 between Merton Avenue in Hartland and Yench Road just west of Pewaukee.
The on-ramp at Merton Avenue to eastbound Highway 16 was slippery and created some problems for at least two drivers who were in the ditch. Under the bridge at North Shore Drive two cars, one on each side of the road. were also in the ditch. One more car was in the ditch at Yench Road.
At 9:30 a.m., another eastbound car was in the snow bank in the median.
Two Sherrif's SUV's were on the scene at 9:30 a.m. and a Waukesha County plow truck loaded with salt was also at the scene by North Shore Drive.
Motorist should be on the look for isolated icy patches apparently caused by drifting snow on streets and roads north of Highway 16.
The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department is wrapping up the investigation what appears to have been a multi car fender bender at the interchange of Highway 16 and Jungbluth Road. There was a similar accident near the same location at about the same time Tuesday morning.
Less than a mile north, the intersection of Highways K and KE is snow co vered and slippery. There are also portions of the Lake Five Road that are snow covered because of drifting snow.
The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department is handling a death investigation in the Village of Summit. More information as it becomes available.
St. Joseph Catholic School in Big Bend will kick off their Catholic Schools Week celebration by hosting an Open House on Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 9:30am to 12:30pm.
Students, teachers and staff will celebrate mass together at 10:30am. Refreshments will be served during the open house. Science Fair exhibits will be on display, and there will be a book fair. Classroom tours will be given, and all teachers will be in their classrooms to welcome visitors and answer questions.
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The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department is asking for assistance in locating a suspect involved in a hit and run accident on Wednesday Jan. 15 in the Town of Eagle.
At approximately 5:30 p.m. the Sheriff's Department responded to a hit and run accident involving a pedestrian in front of Eagleville Elementary School on County Highway LO just west of County Highway E in the Town of Eagle.
The vehicle is possible a 2005-2006 Ford "F-series" pick-up. It is further described as light colored or possible silver, "very clean" and should be missing the mirror from the driver's side door. The vehicles driver side mirror was broken off due to the accident and left at the scene.
If you have any information about the vehicle or possible operator please contact Detective Ladwig at (262) 548-7461.
Milwaukee Center For Independence (MCFI) L.I.F.E. Services art therapy clients will display their work at a gallery showing through Feb. 20 at the Brooklife Church, 857 S. Rochester St., Mukwonago. The church is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Additionally, the public can meet the artists at a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10.
L.I.F.E. Services is a program area of the Milwaukee Center for Independence that offers daily living skills training, recreational and leisure activities, help for people recovering from brain injury and stroke, travel and camping opportunities for people with disabilities, and employment readiness and placement services for people facing disadvantages.
You'll want to bundle up tonight and tomorrow, as the National Weather Service has issued a windchill advisory, in effect from 9 p.m. tonight to noon Thursday.
Low temperatures will range from 2 degrees to 5 below zero. Northwest winds of 15 to 20 mph will cause wind chills of minus 20 to minus 25 degrees.
The Mukwonago Village Players are holding their January Board and Community meeting on Thursday Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mukwonago Community Library. The group will hold elections for new board members as well as discuss direction and players for the next year and beyond. All are welcome as the group “strives to bring quality theatre to the Mukwonago and surrounding areas.”
Pewaukee City staff sought direction Monday night: Should they try harder to win the Ridgeview Parkway site or do they invest time and money finding another spot?
While Pewaukee is replacing the tower for structural and aesthetic reasons, it also would introduce the capacity needed to keep up with demands on the water system. The continually developing industrial and office sectors in the city, in particular, call for a new tower 160-170 ft tall in that area.
Appeals may be needed at the county level to pursue that original plan, which the city has already sunk over $100,000 into. Plans for an orange and white patterned, 750,000-gallon, $2 million water tower on Ridgeview Pkwy were denied by the Waukesha County Airport Commission last fall.
“I think it makes a lot of sense to keep asking questions and go to all these (county) boards, if we’ve invested all this infrastructure,” Alderperson Cheri Enters said.
Alternative locations would require expensive environmental analyses, new infrastructure and potential land purchases from neighbors.» Read Full Article
A 29-year-old Big Bend man has been accused of threatening to file false tax liens against a Muskego municipal judge over a suspended driver’s license.
Michael G. Rinderle, W229 S8840 Clark St., was charged on Monday, Jan. 20 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with threatening to injure a public official, a felony which carries a maximum penalty of six years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
Rinderle is being held at Waukesha County Jail on a $85,000 cash bond, according to court records. The district attorney’s office has filed paperwork requesting that Rinderle be extradited to Pennsylvania, where he stands accused of fleeing an officer.
According to the criminal complaint, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department was asked earlier this month to investigate a suspicious email sent to Muskego Municipal Judge Patrick Berigan on Jan. 1.
The email read in part: “It has come to my attention that when I was out traveling the country, handling other corrupt municipal judges, you went behind my back and leveraged the DOT [Department of Transportation] to take my license away.”» Read Full Article
Living in a small town is no guarantee of shelter from the harsh realities of drugs, and Eagle is no exception.
In this week's Mukwonago Chief, learn how the Police Department is being proactive in its fight to protect citizens from heroin and other drugs.
A chocolate demonstration class will take place Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Center for Life Enrichment,
Join local candy artist, Melissa Kimball to explore how to make bark, suckers, toffee, peanut butter cups, turtles, and more. Perfect for beginners through experienced candy makers. Samples and recipes will be provided.
Cost for the class is $15. Send payment to the Center for Life Enrichment, 1306 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc, WI 53066. Include the names of attendees and a contact phone number. Call 262 354-1375 or e-mail JHalliburton@lho.org for information, or go towww.shorehavenliving.org for information.
The Eagle Lioness Club will hold its third annual chili dinner on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 305 E. Main Street, Eagle.
Dinner includes all-you-can-eat choice of chili or homemade macaroni and cheese, salad, dessert, bread, and coffee or milk. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 to 10 and children under three are free.
Proceeds go to fund scholarships, sponsor campers to Lions Camp, the food pantry, the Alice Baker Library and help in the community.
Brian Dorow said in a statement on Monday, Jan. 20 that he will not be running for Waukesha County Sheriff next year.
Dorow, dean of the Department of Criminal Justice at Waukesha County Technical College, said that his decision not to run was both professional and personal.
“I have a great job at WCTC working on criminal justice, homeland security and counterterrorism programs,” he said. “I am currently working on the biggest project and accomplishment of my career. That is the opening of the indoor firing range facility for the law enforcement community and the general public.”
He said he is currently involved in organizing two large community events, the Potawatomi Area Council’s Boy Scout Breakfast on Feb. 21 and Donald Driver’s “Driven to Achieve Awards” on March 29, and has committed himself to coaching his son’s youth football team in the fall.
“I do aspire to have a key leadership position in Waukesha County someday and will always continue to consider my options,” he said. “Lastly, I want to thank my many supporters. For two straight days, I have received nonstop calls pledging support from the law enforcement community, business leaders and my friends and family members.”» Read Full Article
two days left to sign-up for it's Biggest Loser competition.The Mukwonago Athletic Club has
There are multiple times available for training sessions including one with three-time Olympic participant Debbi Sullivan.
Read more about Debbi's Olympic memories and her current activities and her thoughts about Sochi in an upcoming issue of the Mukwonago Chief. Find out more about the Biggest Loser Challenge by visiting www.getmacfit.com.
A group of students from the charter Hartland School of Community Learning is working to make sure chimney swifts have a place to roost when they return to Hartland from their winter in warmer climes.
A new apartment complex will displace the birds from their former home at the former Hartland Florist location.
Read more in Tuesday's Lake Country Reporter.