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Sueflohn wins state title

Feb. 27, 2010 7:09 p.m. | Arrowhead junior Jake Sueflohn (48-1) claimed his first state championship Saturday with a victory at 135 pounds in the final round of the WIAA Division 1 state wrestling tournament.

Sueflohn, who fell in last year's title match, defeated Jackson Urso of Stoughton in the finals, 7-2.

The nationally-ranked Sueflohn, who took third as a freshman at 119 pounds and fell to three-time state champion Jesse Thielke of Germantown in last year's 125-pound final, executed the progression with a dominating four wins at the state tourney.

Arrowhead girls whip North

Feb. 27, 2010 2:22 p.m. | Arrowhead's varsity girls basketball team defeated visiting Waukesha North Friday night in a Classic 8 Conference game, 45-25.

The win moved the AHS record to 4-9 in league play and 9-11 overall.

The Warhawks led 18-8 at the end of the first period and never looked back.

Jessica Goetz scored 12 points to lead the winners.

Pewaukee girls win again

Feb. 27, 2010 2:17 p.m. | Pewaukee's varsity girls basketball team, ranked No. 10 in the state AP poll in Division 2, rolled over visiting Thomas More Friday night in a Woodland Conference game, 60-36.

The Pirates improved to 16-1 in league play and 19-2 overall.

Shannon Kalamarz and Emily Wirth led the Pirates  in scoring with 13 points apiece. Jordyn Swan chipped in with 8 points and Hannah Frett and Bre Geipel tossed in 7 points each.

Lannon meeting gets physical

Feb. 27, 2010 10:40 a.m. | LANNON — One witness reported that a trustee hit another trustee in a meeting also marked by a death threat in a contentious Village Board debate over the fate of the fire department. The witness said Trustee Diane Daily struck and threatened to kill Trustee Terry Gissal during discussion over Fire Department policies on Tuesday.

Police Chief Mark Flessert said he did not see Daily hit Gissal, but did hear the threat. Flessert said the entire group at the meeting, including the audience, became emotional and words were exchanged. The chief said he addressed the crowd and reminded them they were at a public meeting and comments are on the record. He took Daily aside and spoke with her and she expressed remorse and said she just got emotional, Flessert said. Gissal did not press charges on Daily. Daily said that she had received threatening phone calls days prior to the meeting. The callers said 911 services don't apply to her home if she messes with the fire department and that she shouldn't light any matches. According to Lannon Fire Chief Gary Georgenson, Daily wants to take the responsibility of hiring and firing the fire chief away from the fire department membership and put the village board in charge of the decision. The chief said his opinion is that this should not be a village decision and the meeting to discuss the matter came as a surprise. He said it was unnerving that Daily had not contacted him to discuss the matter prior to the meeting. No action was taken on the hiring and firing of the fire chief, and two other agenda items on fire and police department manuals were tabled said Flessert. More on this story in Wednesday's Living Sussex Sun. The Associated Press contributed to this story.

St. John's falls to Dominican

Feb. 26, 2010 9:59 p.m. | St. John's Northwestern Military Academy pulled within 2 points at points early in the fourth quarter, but Whitefish Bay Dominican never trailed and scored a 64-54 victory over the Lancers in a battle of Midwest Classic Conference boys basketball titans Friday.

Chris McFarlane hit five second-half 3-pointers and scored all 17 points in the second 16 minutes, but St. John's (15-6) never could get back to even against the conference-champion Knights (16-6).

Dominican held a 36-25 lead early in the third, and St. John's pulled within 41-39 by the end of the quarter. It was 46-44 when the Knights went on an 11-4 run that put the game mostly out of reach in the fourth quarter.

Sueflohn to wrestle for state title

Feb. 26, 2010 9:38 p.m. | Arrowhead 135-pound junior Jake Sueflohn continued his crusade through the Division 1 field at the state individual wrestling meet in Madison on Friday, earning a berth in the state semifinals Saturday night.

It will be the second straight year Sueflohn has appeared in the final. Last year, he lost to Jesse Thielke of Germantown in the final at 125 pounds.

Sueflohn (47-1) defeated Jake Raflik of Wisconsin Rapids in the semifinals, 6-0, and will battle Jackson Urso of Stoughton (35-4), with finals matches beginning at 6 p.m. Urso is ranked No. 2 by Wisconsin Wrestling Online in the weight class, but Sueflohn will nonetheless be a significant favorite to win his first state title. You can follow his match on Twitter at the Preps Alcove.

Teammate Al Yde endured heartbreak at 160 pounds, falling in the semifinal to Matthew Pennings of Green Bay Preble in double overtime, 2-1. He wasn't the only area wrestler falling via close call in the semis -- Pewaukee's Mitch Teeters fell to Joseph Her of Two Rivers in the Division 2, 119-pound bracket by a 4-3 score, and Pewaukee's Mike Dusel lost to Isaiah Erickson of Cumberland at 145, 3-2.

Oconomowoc's Jake Morrison also fell in Friday's semifinals at 140 pounds, 22-10, against Rylen Lubeck of Rapids. Shane Hughes of Arrowhead fell at 171 to Lubeck's teammate, Devin Peterson, 7-2.

Follow wrestling finals on Twitter

Feb. 26, 2010 4:22 p.m. | If any local wrestlers reach the finals Saturday at the WIAA state wrestling meet, check out PrepsAlcove on Twitter to follow updates live from the Kohl Center.

Semifinals are scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight, with finals beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday. Locals in the semifinals include Mitch Teeters of Pewaukee (119 pounds, Division 2), Jake Sueflohn of Arrowhead (135, Division 1), jake Morrison of Oconomowoc (140, D1), Mike Dusel of Pewaukee (145, D2), Al Yde of Arrowhead (160, D1) and Shane Hughes of Arrowhead (171, D1).

Others scheduled to compete in the backdraw Saturday morning are Max Nonnamaker of Pewaukee (112, D2), Taylor Mommaerts of Oconomowoc (135, D1) and Kent Girmscheid of Pewaukee (215, D2).

Dusel lands big-time upset for Pewaukee

Feb. 26, 2010 1:09 p.m. | Mike Dusel, competing at 145 pounds in Friday's WIAA Division 2 quarterfinals, knocked off the top-ranked wrestler in his flight and advanced to tonight's semifinals, part of a wild first half of the day for Pewaukee.

The PHS senior defeated Max Loberger of Denmark, 3-2. Dusel came into the state tourney ranked No. 9 among the 12 wrestlers in his group by Wisconsin Wrestling Online and will next face No. 3 Isaiah Erickson of Cumberland (38-4) in the state semifinals, beginning at 7 p.m. this evening.

Teammate Mitch Teeters will be competing as well at 119 pounds after a thrilling double overtime victory over higher-ranked Sam Huppert of Ellsworth, 9-8. Max Nonnamaker also endured a double-overtime match at 112 but fell in his battle against Matt Ronsman of Luxemburg-Casco, 6-4. He and Josh Berg (125 pounds), who fell to top-ranked Jared Donar of Cuba City, will both compete in the backdraw this afternoon.

Teeters will meet Joseph Her of Two Rivers (36-5) in the semifinals. See more updates on the Preps Alcove.

Four of six Pirates win

Feb. 25, 2010 10:26 p.m. | Four Pewaukee wrestlers competing Thursday in the Division 2 portion of the individual state wrestling tournament were victorious, and six Pirates will be in action Friday.

Josh Berg (125), Mike Dusel (145), Travis Decker (171) and Kent Girmscheid (215) were each victorious, and all four will face either the No. 1 or No. 2-ranked wrestler in each flight during Friday's quarterfinals. Max Nonnamaker (112) and Mitch Teeters (119) drew first-round byes as sectional champions and will also compete Friday.

The Preps Alcove is following along as the action unfolds for local entrants.

Arrowhead boys beat Mukwonago

Feb. 25, 2010 9:54 p.m. | Mukwonago's boys basketball team went on a 10-0 run to open the second half after a deadlock through two quarters, but Arrowhead rallied and defeated the Indians in the Classic 8 Conference finale, 65-57.

Mike Holzum went on a personal 7-0 run after the two teams played to a 26-26 tie at half, and Austin Brinkman (team high 13 points) added a 3-pointer to give the Indians a 36-26 lead. The Warhawks were back to even before the end of the third quarter and made stretch free throws to hold off MHS.

Ben Mills finished with 20 points, and Russ Finco closed with 18. AHS owned a 35-10 advantage in free-throw attempts.

Three Arrowhead wrestlers reach semifinals

Feb. 25, 2010 6:58 p.m. | Arrowhead's Al Yde's pin at 160 pounds vaulted the senior into tomorrow night's state semifinals in the WIAA Division 1 individual wrestling state meet.

In 56 seconds, Yde defeated Nick Larson of Hudson, ranked No. 2 in the flight to advance. Yde, himself ranked No. 3, must now face No. 1 Matthew Pennings of Green Bay Preble, who needed overtime to get to the semifinals as well.

Shane Hughes also advanced at 171 pounds, scoring a 5-3 victory over Justin Hergins of Racine Case. Top-ranked Devin Peterson of Wisconsin Rapids will await Hughes tomorrow night, with semifinals matches beginning at 7 p.m.

As expected, Jake Sueflohn rolled into the semifinals at 135 pounds, defeating Taylor Mommaerts of Oconomowoc, 12-4. The top-ranked Sueflohn will face Jake Raflik of Wisconsin Rapids in tomorrow's semifinal.

Oconomowoc's Jake Morrison also advanced to the semis at 140 pounds, topping Alex Amann of Racine Horlick, 10-6. The Cooney senior will face Rylen Lubeck of Wisconsin Rapids with a berth in the state finals on the line tomorrow night.

Laux upset at state wrestling, Cochrane pins another

Feb. 25, 2010 5:46 p.m. | Kettle Moraine 215-pound senior Jacob Laux was defeated in the first round of the WIAA state wrestling tournament Thursday afternoon by Chase Letson of Milton, 7-5.

Laux came into the meeting ranked No. 2 in the state at his flight, and each of the other top four wrestlers were on the other side of the bracket. Letson, however, was ranked fifth and pulled out the narrow victory.

Teammate Alex Cochrane, who scored an upset over Breyon Cosey of Waukesha West with a 16-second pin to qualify for state, continued his late-season run with a pin over John Jude of Milwaukee Custer in his first-round match at heavyweight. Cochrane was losing at the time, but battled back to advance into the second round.

Other locals winning first round matches: Jake Sueflohn of Arrowhead (135), Taylor Mommaerts of Oconomowoc (135), Zach Mommaerts of Oconomowoc (125), Jake Morrison of Oconomowoc (140), Ryan Aprahamian of Mukwonago (152), Al Yde of Arrowhead (160), Shane Hughes of Arrowhead (171) and Damon King of Mukwonago (189).

Updates for local wrestlers available at the Preps Alcove.

Cooney wrestlers go 3-for-3

Feb. 25, 2010 4:29 p.m. | All three Oconomowoc wrestlers won first-round matches In the WIAA individual state wrestling meet, which began today at the Kohl Center in Madison. The trio will compete in the second round later this evening.

Zach Mommaerts (125 pounds) pinned Steve Fisher of Greenfield just as the first-period buzzer sounded, good for a win in 1:58. Fellow senior Jake Morrison (140) went untested mostly against Bobby Herrick of Nicolet, scoring a 9-0 victory.

The biggest win of the three belonged to the sophomore Taylor Mommaerts (135), who defeated Wilmot's Kyle Welzen -- a wrestler that came into the match with just two losses. Taylor's reward is facing Arrowhead's Jake Sueflohn, who also won his first-round match and is the top-ranked wrestler in the flight.

Zach also has a tough second-round draw, facing top-ranked Jesse Thielke of Germantown later tonight. Morrison will face Alex Amann of Racine Horlick in the second round.

Updates regarding local wrestlers can be found at the Preps Alcove.

St. James Church hosting premiere of Pope John Paul II movie

Feb. 25, 2010 3:49 p.m. | St. James Catholic Church, Hwy. NN, Mukwonago, will be one of many churches and organizations in North America holding an exclusive screening of the movie "Pope John Paul II" on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Activity Center.

Admission is a non-perishable food item or a free-will offering (to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society). For more information, contact the Christian Formation office at (262) 363-7615 ext. 124.

The movie, filmed on location in Krakow, Poland and Rome, brings the story of Karol Wojtyla up close and personal, from his struggles in Nazi-occupied Poland to his dealings with teh Russians and their desire to turn his beloved homeland into a godless society. It orginally aired in 2005 as a three-hour CBS mini-series and has never been seen in theaters.

Mukwonago Optimist Tri-Star Basketball to be held Sunday

Feb. 25, 2010 3:38 p.m. | The Mukwonago Optimist Club will be sponsoring itsTri Star Basketball contest for all area boys and girls, ages 8 through 13.  Three skills will be judged in the contest - passing, dribbling and shooting in each age bracket and gender group.  Local winners will also have the opportunity to compete at the state level contest in Mukwonago on March 20.

The local contest will take place at Park View Middle School in Mukwonago on Sunday, Feb. 28 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Parents, family and friends are encouraged to attend and cheer on their children.  There is no cost to enter the contest, and registration will be done at the door.  Contestants must register by 12 p.m. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Nancy Briggs at (262) 594-3806.

Valimont resigning as hockey coach

Feb. 25, 2010 4:00 a.m. | Arrowhead boys hockey coach Carl Valimont, who led the Warhawks to a state title last season, has decided to retire from his position after 11 years. AHS was eliminated from the WIAA postseason Tuesday in a 3-2 loss to University School.

Pewaukee girls win in overtime

Feb. 24, 2010 12:26 a.m. | Pewaukee's varsity girls basketball team was brilliant from the free-throw line Tuesday night as they defeated host Brookfield East in a nonconference game, 61-52.

Pewaukee improved to 18-2 on the season and East fell to 8-12.

The Pirates made 22 of 25 free throws for the game, its best performance of the season. In overtime, PHS made 8-of-8 foul shots.

Senior Hannah Frett led the Pirates with 19 points. Emily Wirth added 12 points, Jordyn Swan 9, Natalie Wood 8 and Shannon Kalamarz 7. Wood also yanked down 9 rebounds.

AHS hockey season ends

Feb. 24, 2010 12:22 a.m. | Arrowhead's varsity boys hockey season came to a close Tuesday night as the No. 4 seeded Warhawks lost to the No. 1 seeded University School team at USM in the WIAA sectional semifinals, 3-2.

AHS finished the season with a 14-11-1 record, the second-worst mark in Coach Carl Valimont's 11-year career at AHS.

Logan Martell and Colton Sweitzer scored the Arrowhead goals and senior captain Brian Berger assisted on both scores.

Berger, with his two points, became the all-time leading scorer at Arrowhead with 180 points. The previous scoring leader was Chris Essig (1999-2002) with 178 points.  In  his career, Berger had 77 goals and 103 assists. He's also the all-time assist leader at AHS.

By winning, USM (14-7-3) will play against Cedarburg at Beaver Dam Saturday at 2 p.m. The winner of that game will move on to the state tournament.

Wisco too strong for Cooney boys

Feb. 23, 2010 9:31 p.m. | Oconomowoc's boys basketball team went on an 11-0 run in the third quarter and pulled within single digits late in the fourth, but a talented Wisconsin Lutheran team was still too much for the Raccoons in Milwaukee on Tuesday, 69-58.

The Vikings had their own big run -- a 22-5 surge that began with the final three baskets of the second quarter and continued into the third to give themselves a 46-25 lead. OHS calwed back into the game at points thereafter but fell to 10-11 on the year.

Lutheran, the No. 2 team in the state according to the Division 2 coaches poll, improved to 18-3 and 13-0 in conference.

District accepts $1 million offer on OMS

Feb. 23, 2010 6:59 p.m. | The Oconomowoc Area School District accepted an offer to purchase the former middle school property for $1 million from an Oregon, Wis. developer.  The School Board and district officials met this afternoon and deliberated for 2 1/2 hours before voting 5-2 in favor of accepting the offer.

Gorman & Company plans to renovate the former school into mixed use residential space. The proposal calls for 60 lofts, office space and an exercise room among other amenities.

For more on this story, read the Thursday edition of the Oconomowoc Focus.

Accident on Hwy. 67

Feb. 22, 2010 10:50 a.m. | City of Oconomowoc Police and emergency services are responding to a vehicular accident at Hwy. 67 and Mapleton with unknown injuries.

AHS swimmers settle for fourth at state

Feb. 20, 2010 7:37 p.m. | Arrowhead's varsity boys swim team, the favorite to win the 2010 WIAA Division 1 state championship Satruday at the UW Natatorium on Madison, had to settle for fourth place. It's the second straight year the Warhawks finished in fourth place.

Waukesha South/Catholic Memorial, who had lost to the Warhawks the last two weeks, won its first state championship as a combined team, scoring 197 points. Madison Memorial was a surprising second with 183 points. Greenfield/Greendale was third at 173, Arrowhead fourth at 171 and Sauk Prairie/Wisconsin Heights fifth at 166.

The best finish for the Warhawks came from senior Chris Jenkyns, who was competing in his fourth straight state meet. He placed third in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 53.19. The winner of that race was Tyler Lentz of Sauk Prairie/Wisconsin Heights with a time of 50.10.

Wrestling roundup: Cochrane wins a thriller for KM

Feb. 20, 2010 6:21 p.m. | Kettle Moraine heavyweight Alex Cochrane shocked those still on hand at the Oconomowoc High School field house Saturday, pinning Breyon Cosey of Waukesha West in a mere 16 seconds to earn one of several wrestling state tournament berths among local teams.

Cochrane, who fell to Cosey twice via pin in the regular season, caught the conference champ Cosey on a throw and pinned him in the first period of the wrestleback portion at the WIAA Division 1 sectional. Top two finishers in each weight class earn berths at next weekend's tourney in Madison, and Cochrane's victory gave him the necessary second place.

It was a thrilling finish to a day that featured many others headed through to the Kohl Center.

Kettle Moraine -- Jacob Laux destroyed the competition at 215 pounds, pinning Cody Ybarra of Waukesha North to take first place. Ranked No. 2 in the state, Laux swept three matches with a major decision and two pins. Dilan White, a sophomore at 145 pounds, fell short in his wrestleback.

Oconomowoc -- Zach Mommaerts qualiifed for the third time in his high school career by winning the 125-pound bracket convincingly, defeating Justin Wolfenden of Brookfield East in the final, 10-2. He'll be joined at state by sophomore brother Taylor Mommaerts and senior Jake Morrison. Taylor will make his second straight visit after winning at 135 pounds, topping state-ranked Zach Brucker of New Berlin in the final, 5-2. Morrison fell to Jordan Lau of Muskego in the finals at 140 but took second place and qualified for the first time in his four-year career.

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Pewaukee boys win big

Feb. 20, 2010 8:41 a.m. | Pewaukee's varsity boys basketball team, ranked No. 14 in the state in Division 2, smashed visiting St. Francis Friday night in a Woodland Conference game, 62-30. It was one of the most lopsided wins of the season for the Pirates.

Pewaukee improved to 15-2 in conference games and 18-3 overall.

PHS took the lead early in the game and never looked back.

All 13 players for the Pirates scored. Matt Dabney was tops with 13 tallies.

Pewaukee leads New Berlin West by one game in the conference standings with one game remaining.

KM boys lose to Pius in three OTs

Feb. 20, 2010 8:36 a.m. | Kettle Moraine's varsity boys basketball team lost to visiting Milwaukee Pius Friday night in a Classic  8 Conference game, 59-56 in triple overtime. KM fell to 4-17 overall and 2-11 in league play.

The game is the longest in school history.

Patrick Zemanovic fired in 22 points to lead the Lasers. Dan Mikesell chipped in with 11 tallies.

Pewaukee girls win again

Feb. 20, 2010 8:31 a.m. | Pewaukee's varsity girls basketball team continued its winning ways in the Woodland Conference Friday night by defeating host St. Francis, 58-43.

PHS, ranked No. 7 in the state in Division 2, improved to 15-1 in league play and 17-2 overall.

Pewaukee outscored the Mariners (12-8, 8-8) in each of the first three quarters, leading 46-31 going into the fourth period.

Jordyn Swan fired in 14 points to lead the winners. Hannah Frett added 11 points to that total and Shannon Kalamarz had 10.

Since the 2002-03 season, Pewaukee is now 103-19 in league games.

AHS girls lose to Memorial

Feb. 20, 2010 8:27 a.m. | Arrowhead's varsity girls basketball team let a 24-16 halftime lead slip away Friday night as visiting Waukesha Catholic Memorial defeated the Warhawks in a Classic 8 Conference game, 49-42.

CMH outscored the Warhawks 33-18 in the second half.

Haley Thiel and Courtney Gaberino led AHS in scoring with 11 and 10 points respectively. Jessica Goetz and Jenny Smith chipped in with 9 and 8 points for Arrowhead.

Elizabeth Guhl fired in 17 points for CMH.

Arrowhead fell to 8-11 overall and 3-9 in league play.

Berger ignites Arrowhead rally

Feb. 20, 2010 8:22 a.m. | Arrowhead All-State senior forward Brian Berger scored two goals in a span of 1:52 in the second period, vaulting the defending WIAA state champion Warhawks to a come-from-behind  4-1 victory over visitting Waupun  Friday night at the Mullett Center that vaulted AHS into the sectional semifinals Tuesday night.

By winning,  Arrowhead will now face longtime rival University School of Milwaukee at  the Uihlein Ice Center in Milwaukee on Tuesday. The winner of that game will play for a state tournament berth on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Beaver Dam.

USM has defeated Arrowhead twice already this season.

Trailing 1-0, Berger fired in two brilliant goals with less than 6:35 to play in the second period to get his team going. From there Logan Martell added two more scores, staking the Warhawks to a comfortable 4-1 lead going into the final stanza. All four AHS goals came within a span of 4:31.

Cal Essig (2), Colton Sweitzer (2) and Mike Herrick had assists for the winners. Goalie Jake Michael had one of his best games of the season for Arrowhead, turning back 30 of 31 shots.

CMH handles Arrowhead boys

Feb. 19, 2010 10:01 p.m. | The Catholic Memorial boys basketball team clinched the Classic 8 Conference title by rolling over defending champion Arrowhead on Friday in a sold-out CMH gymnasium on Friday, 65-41.

T.J. Bray was sensational again for the Crusaders, finishing with 24 points on 7 of 11 shooting, 10 rebounds, 8 assists and 6 steals. Ben Mills finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Warhawks, which fell behind in the first quarter, 13-2, and never recovered.

Arrowhead fell to 18-3 overall and 11-2 in league play, with both losses at the hands of CMH. The Crusaders improved to 13-0 in conference play with one game remaining and 19-2 overall.

Live blog for Arrowhead-CMH tonight

Feb. 19, 2010 5:15 p.m. | Visit the Preps Alcove on Friday for a live blog chronicling the action between the boys basketball teams from Arrowhead and Catholic Memorial, which will battle with the Classic 8 Conference title on the line. Both teams are 17-2, with one of Arrowhead's losses coming at the hands of CMH earlier this year.

The Crusaders have a 12-0 ledger in conference, one game ahead of the Warhawks. Sports director JR Radcliffe will provide live reaction from the game, with tip scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Mukwonago School District mourns death of middle school student

Feb. 19, 2010 4:16 p.m. | Counselors will be on hand at Park View Middle School, Mukwonago on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 12 to 2 p.m. to help grieving students after Mandy Porter, a PVMS eighth grade student passed away on Feb. 18. Parents are encouraged to accompany their child, if attending the counseling at the PVMS library. Student and individuals may gather to talk with counselors, with other students and for any other supportive reason.

"As part of the close-knit Mukwonago community, we know that this tragedy will impact individuals and families from across our district, and that many students and individuals will want to gather for support and sharing," PVMS Principal Mark Doome said in a letter to parent and students.

Support staff will also be available at school on Feb. 22. The eighth grade counselor and social worker will follow Mandy's class schedule to inform classmates of way that they can show concern and sympathy. Parents are welcome to accompany their child to school if they wish.

Staff members at all schools will monitor student behavior and be available to counsel anyone having difficulties. Resources to assist families with the grieving process will be posted on the Park View, and Mukwonago High School,

Mandy was preceded in death by her sister Jessica and is survived by her parents Mark and Lorie.

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Wood wins gymnastics event

Feb. 19, 2010 8:06 a.m. | Kirstyn Wood of Arrowhead 's girls gymnastics  team won the balance beam Thursday night at the Classic 8/Southeast Conference meet at Waukesha.

Wood won the beam with a score of 9.4. She was the only local winner.

Lindsey Day of Arrowhead was second in vaulting (9.1), third on the balance beam (9.125) and second in floor exercise (9.5). Day also was second in the all-around (36.5).

Franklin won the team title with a score of 143.925. Arrowhead was third (141.375) and Kettle Moraine/Mukwonago took fourth (137.525).

KM/Mukwonago stuns Memorial in regional

Feb. 19, 2010 8:00 a.m. | The Kettle Moraine/Mukwonago varsity boys hockey team stunned No. 2 seeded Waukesha Catholic Memorial/Milwaukee Pius Thursday night at Eble Park in Brookfield in the WIAA regional championship game, 4-3.

KM/Mukwonago came into the game seeded No. 7 in the 12-school sectional.

CMH, which had not lost in its last eight games, inlcuding a 3-2 over KM/Mukwonago  last week, gave up three unanswered goals to the Lasers in the second period, fell behind 4-1 and couldn't catch up in the final period.

KM will now advance to the sectional on Tuesday, Feb. 23. That game could be played against No. 3 seeded Waukesha.

Afetr the two teams battled to a 1-1 deadlock in the first period, KM/Mukwonago got goals from Mitch Ellena, Justin Yute and Austin Kreinz to pull away to a 4-1 lead going into the final period. CMH scored twice in the third period,  but it was too little too late to catch the Lasers.

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St. Charles hosts Steiner family fundraiser

Feb. 17, 2010 2:58 p.m. |  

Paul Steiner was diagnosed with cancer in January 2009; he died Jan. 15, leaving behind a wife and four children.
St. Charles Parish, 526 Renson Road, Hartland, will host a Family Fun Night with spaghetti dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Borromeo Room at the church to benefit the Steiner Family.
The evening will include dinner, raffles, children’s games, paddle wheels, facepainting and more. For families unable to attend but who still want to give, direct donations may be made to St. Charles Congregation FBO The Steiner Family. Drop off donations at the school office or mail Attention: Renee Smits.
Tickets: adults $8, children 3-10 $5, younger than 2 free. All proceeds will go directly to the Steiner family to help defray medical expenses. Tickets are available through the school office or by contacting Brenda Zingsheim at (262) 893-6722 or
For more information, call Mary Beth Yeager at (262) 442-2194.



Talbots catalogs – A Quad/Graphics exclusive

Feb. 17, 2010 10:09 a.m. | Sussex – Under terms of a new multi-million-dollar agreement, Quad/Graphics, this summer, will become the exclusive print provider for all Talbots catalogs. The new contract covers premedia services, printing and distribution of all catalogs annually for Talbots, a leading multi-channel retailer of women’s apparel, shoes and accessories based in Hingham, Mass.

Quad/Graphics’ state-of-the-art Premedia Solutions Center in Braintree, Mass., near Talbots’ headquarters, will handle premedia production for the catalogs. The catalogs will be printed at Quad/Graphics’ Lomira plant here in Wisconsin and distributed via its fleet of trucks. The plant is the world’s largest printing plant under one roof.

Quad/Graphics has printed millions of Talbots catalogs annually since 1997, but until now has shared the work with a competitor. The company will now produce 100 percent of Talbots catalog work.

“Performance is what counts, and winning an exclusive contract like this with a leading retailer like Talbots is proof that Quad/Graphics employees have performed beyond Talbots’ expectations,” Joel Quadracci, Quad/Graphics Chairman, President & CEO said. “With this new agreement, Talbots has exhibited its trust in Quad/Graphics’ people and capabilities, and our veteran Talbots teams in Massachusetts and Wisconsin are ready to show that trust is justified.”

Arrowhead, Mukwonago wrestling teams eliminated

Feb. 16, 2010 11:41 p.m. | Arrowhead started the day on a brilliant note but wound up falling to West Allis Central in a WIAA Division 1 sectional at Homestead on Tuesday, 34-27.

Al Yde recorded a tech fall at 160 and Shane Hughes won at 171 over Dan Diebitz, a wrestler entering the match with one loss. Aaron Pomeroy added a pin, and the Warhawks had a 14-0 lead before the Bulldogs battled back into the match.

Twice, the Warhawks were pinned with leads -- Central's Nate Keaton pinned Mark Landsgaard at 112 and Jake Sargent caught Matt Hoffmann at 125.

Other Arrowhead wins came from Andrew Crone, Jake Sueflohn and Adam Yde.

Mukwonago lost to Muskego at Elkhorn, 45-30. Winners for the Indians were Chase Gorse, Jordan Treuer, Ryan Aprahamian, Mayson Madden and Damon King.

Pewaukee earns third-straight state berth

Feb. 16, 2010 11:35 p.m. | The Pewaukee wrestling team punched its third striaght ticket to the WIAA team state meet with a pair of wins Tuesday in the Division 2 sectional at Whitewater.

The Pirates defeated Campbellsport in the semifinal, 30-26, wrapping up the victory when Kent Girmscheid registered a pin in the penultimate match at 215 pounds.

Girmscheid again tallied the clinching points in a 32-22 win over Valders in the subsequent final.

The Pirates will battle Lodi at 1 p.m. March 6 at the University of Wisconsin Fieldhouse. A win puts the Pirates into the state championship match against either Oconto Falls or Ellsworth.

AHS boys defeat Marquette

Feb. 16, 2010 10:28 p.m. | Arrowhead's varsity boys basketball team, ranked No. 7 in the state in this week's Associated Press Division 1 poll, whipped host Milwaukee Marquette in a nonconference game, 67-53.

AHS improved to 18-2 on the season. Marquette fell to 12-7.

Senior  Ben Mills, who will play at Boise State next year, had one of his best games of the season. The 7-foot-1 center scored 15 points (11 of 18 shooting) and added 13 rebounds. Andy Fox had 11 points for the winners and Andrew Reichl had 9.

Quinten Calloway had 11 points for Marquette.

Advisory referendum fails

Feb. 16, 2010 10:06 p.m. | The possibility of a three-part advisory referendum being added to the City of Oconomowoc spring ballot failed at Tuesday night's Common Council meeting.

The advisory referendum was proposed by Alderman Dave Nold to get a better consensus from residents on whether or not the city should construct a new community center, reconfigure the Lac La Belle boat launch and expand City Beach.

Of the three possible items, the community center and City Beach expansion failed and a motion to reconfigure the boat launch was never made by any of the city alderman.

The issue will not appear as an advisory referendum on the April 6 ballot. City staff will continue to study the project and its feasibility in the future.

More on this story in Thursday's Living Oconomowoc Focus.

Pewaukee boys roll over Cudahy

Feb. 16, 2010 10:00 p.m. | Pewaukee's varsity boys basketball team, ranked No. 14 in the state in Division 2, rolled over visiting Cudahy  Tuesday night in a Woodland Conference game, 58-27.

Pewaukee improved to 17-3 overall and 14-2 in league play, one game ahead of New Berlin West.

Tony Trahan tossed in 13 points to lead the winners. Dave Reese added 10 points to that total.

Lisbon incumbent loses primary election

Feb. 16, 2010 9:20 p.m. | Town of Lisbon - Incumbent Supervisor Ron Esser lost his bid for a second term on the Town Board in a three candidate campaign that attracted less than five percent of the town's voters in the Tuesday municipal primary election.

Political newcomer Ryan Lippert lead the way with 169 votes, about 55 percent of the ballots cast. Plan Commissioner Steve Panten, in his second bid for elected town office, earned about 30 percent or 92 votes. Esser finished a distant third with 14 percent or 43 votes.

Lippert and Panten will face each other in the April municipal election where another incumbent, Dan Fischer, will be challenged in his bid for reelection by William Swift. There were 305 of the town's 6,677 voters who went to the polls, a turn out of about 4.6 percent.

Brown wins District 2 primary

Feb. 16, 2010 9:07 p.m. | Colleen Brown handily won Tuesday's primary for the District 2 aldermanic seat in the City of Pewaukee.


Brown had 169 votes.  Jim Jaeschke saw 74 votes and Blake Lewis had 24 votes.  

The three political newcomers were seeking a seat previously held by H. Roger Hathaway, who is running for mayor in the April 6 election against incumbent Scott Klein.

Brown and Jaeschke will move on to the general election.

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Waukesha County District 24 race

Feb. 16, 2010 8:43 p.m. | To view the unofficial election results for today's primary race in Waukesha County's District 24 race, click here.

Town of Vernon primary results in

Feb. 16, 2010 8:39 p.m. | After today's primary election in the Town of Vernon, Supervisor Joe Reilly received 230 votes and will be facing Rodell Singert (236 votes) in the April election.

Dave Meyer received 62 votes.

Photos of Summit home fire

Feb. 16, 2010 5:16 p.m. | The Hotchkiss home at 37471 Still Water Drive, Town of Summit, was completely destroyed Tuesday morning after a fire started in the garage of the residence. The residents were able to escape the blaze that began around 1 a.m. without injury and fire department responders also reported no injuries.

The loss is estimated at $1 million. More on this story in Thursday's Living Oconomowoc Focus.



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Hartland man dies in rollover crash

Feb. 16, 2010 1:07 p.m. | A 55-year-old Hartland man died in a rollover crash Monday evening in Dane County, according to NBC15 in Madison. 

The Wisconsin State Patrol reported that one person was involved in a one vehicle crash on Highway 30 in Dane County. 

The driver was driving eastbound when it lost control, went into the ditch and rolled over.  The driver was ejected from the vehicle. 

The name is being withheld until the family is notified. 

$1 million estimate in Summit home fire

Feb. 16, 2010 9:11 a.m. | Firefighters from the Village of Dousman responded to a call at 12:52 a.m. this morning for a house fire at 37471 Stillwater Drive in the Town of Summit. No injuries were reported in the blaze that early estimates peg at $1 million in damages.

Deputy Chief Tim Meyer said it appears the fire started in the garage of the home and quickly spread to the two-story home with a walk out basement.  Ashes from the fireplace were put in the garage, according to information the department received from dispatch, but  it has not yet been determined if that was the cause. Three vehicles were lost in the fire. 

The residence was located in a portion of the Town of Summit covered by the Village of Dousman Fire District. The incident, believed to be accidental in nature, is under investigation. Mutual aid was received from 10 departments.

Arrowhead pulls away from Hamilton

Feb. 15, 2010 10:32 p.m. | Enjoying a 25 for 37 night at the free throw line, Arrowhead pulled away from Hamilton when the two girls basketball teams clashed Monday in Sussex.

Jessica Goetz scored 11 points, including a bank shot from the block in the fourth quarter that gave the Warhawks a comfortable 31-24 lead and capped a quick 6-0 run. Prior to then, the Chargers had pulled within 25-24 but couldn't get back to even, despite four free-throw attempts in that stretch.

The nonconference win snapped Arrowhead's three-game losing streak. Arrowhead trailed at 5-4 and then took the lead for good, though never by double digits until a late series of free throws.

Oconomowoc selects new parks director

Feb. 15, 2010 1:45 p.m. | Warranting Common Council approval at Tuesday night's meeting, city administration has selected John Kelliher as its new Parks, Recreation & Forestry Director.

Kelliher, who currently serves as Recreation Superintendant for the City of Brookfield, will replace former director Ray Maurer who took a position as Parks & Forestry Director for the City of Oshkosh at the start of this year.

More on this story in Thursday's Living Oconomowoc Focus.

Follow Pewaukee on Tuesday's live wrestling blog

Feb. 15, 2010 9:28 a.m. | The Preps Alcove will provide live updates from Tuesday's team sectional wrestling, with Pewaukee needing back-to-back wins to advance to the state meet for a third straight year. The Pirates meet Campbellsport in a semifinal beginning at 6 p.m., and a win places the Pirates in the 8 p.m. final.

AHS swimmers win sectional title

Feb. 14, 2010 7:47 p.m. | Arrowhead's varsity boys swim team, ranked No. 2 in the state, won the Waukesha South sectional last Saturday. The Warhawks defeated No. 1 ranked Waukesha South/Catholic Memorial for the title. AHS had 351 points and South/CMH had 328 points.

AHS will send 20 swimmers to Saturday's WIAA state meet at the UW Natatorium in Madison.

Sectional winners for the Warhawks were Brent Schreibel in the 100 breaststroke, Chris Jenkyns in the 100 backstroke and the 200 medley relay team of Jenkyns, Schreibel, Cody Roller and Jake Prodoehl.

O'Driscoll named coach of the year

Feb. 14, 2010 7:42 p.m. | Tim O'Driscoll, 61, longtime varsity boys baseball coach at Arrowhead High School, was named the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association's 2009 Coach of the Year Saturday night at the group's 40th annual banquet held at  the Marriott Hotel in Middleton.

O'Driscoll, the winningest coach in Wisconsin High School history with a 742-334 mark, also was named the Central Section Coach of the Year. O'Driscoll is the first Wisconsin coach to win the Section award. The Central Section includes the states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota.

He led the Warhawks to the state title last August. AHS was 34-5 last year, including a 21-0 mark in the Classic 8 Confernece. It was the first undefeated season in the 12-year history of the league.

Regional wrestling roundup: Arrowhead rallies

Feb. 13, 2010 6:17 p.m. | After trailing deep into the final matches of Saturday's WIAA wrestling regional at Hamilton, Arrowhead finished with just enough to rally past Hartford for the regional title by 1.5 points.

Brad Fisher recorded a pin in the fourth-place match at 285 pounds, good for four additional team points (2 for pin, 2 for additional place-finish) and giving the Warhawks 232 on the day. The Orioles, which entered the regional as the top challenge to Arrowhead, concluded with 230.5.

Top-four finishers in each weight class advanced to next Saturday's individual sectional, but the team champion also advanced to Tuesday's team sectional dual at Homestead. The Warhawks will battle West Allis Central, with the winner advancing to the team state meet in Madison, beginning March 5.

Mukwonago and Pewaukee also emerged with sectional championships and will compete Tuesday. The Pirates, which easily took first in their own sectional, will need to win two matches at Whitewater, with Campbellsport as the first opponent. The Indians, winners of the Watertown sectional, will battle Muskego at Elkhorn. Full local individual qualifiers follow:

Arrowhead regional champions (at Hamilton) -- Jake Sueflohn (135), Al Yde (160), Shane Hughes (171)

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Lightning girls hold off Beaver Dam Wayland Academy

Feb. 13, 2010 4:50 p.m. | Lake Country Lutheran was ahead by 17 points in the first half, but had to nurse a 3-point 52-49 lead on Saturday at home against Beaver Dam Wayland Academy on Saturday.

The Lightning  varsity girls basketball team held off The Big Red 54-49 in a Midwest Classic Conference game, avenging an earlier loss.

The win put the Lightning in control  of its own destiny the rest of the way in the Midwest Classic Conference.

Emily Dufek had 24 points and nine rebounds for the winners. Emily Warnke had 8 points and seven rebounds for Lake Country Lutheran.

Jamie Schnuck had 6 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

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Arrowhead girls lose to South

Feb. 13, 2010 9:20 a.m. | Arrowhead's varsity girls basketball team lost to host Waukesha South Friday night in a Classic 8 Conference game, 49-25. The loss dropped the Warhawks to 3-8 in league play and 7-10 overall.

Jessica Goetz had 7 points for Arrowhead. Eileen Van Horn fired in 15 points for the Blackshirts.

AHS will play at Sussex Hamilton Monday at 7:30 p.m.

PHS girls edge Brown Deer

Feb. 13, 2010 9:17 a.m. | Pewaukee's varsity girls basketball team made 15 of 18 free throws in the fourth quarter Friday night and defeated visiting Brown Deer in a Woodland Conference game, 49-46.

The win clinched the divisional title for Pewaukee with a 14-1 record. It's the third league crown in the last six years for the Pirates. PHS is 16-1 overall.

Emily Wirth fired in 15 points to lead the winners, inlcuding converting a three-point play late in the game which vaulted Pewaukee to the win. Shannon Kalamarz added 7 points for PHS.

Pewaukee boys sneak past Brown Deer

Feb. 13, 2010 9:06 a.m. | Pewaukee's varsity boys basketball team defeated host Brown Deer Friday night in a Woodland Conference game, 51-45. PHS improved to 16-3 overall and 13-2 in league play.

Mike Olewinski and Patrick Bacon had 11 points each for the winners.

PHS led early and never trailed in the second half.

AHS boys defeat South

Feb. 13, 2010 9:03 a.m. | Arrowhead's varsity boys basketball team, ranked No. 7 in the state, defeated visiting Waukesha South Friday night in a Classic 8 Conference game, 58-49.

AHS improved to 17-2 overall and 11-1 in league play. This Friday they play at Catholic Memorial at 7:30 p.m. Memorial is 12-0 in league play.

Senior gaurd Russ Finco fired in 23 points to lead the Warhawks. Junior Charlie Fischer chipped in with 10.

Derek Hussinger had 16 points and Tim Woodford 15 for the Blackshirts.

Vernon Primary Election - Who will you vote for?

Feb. 12, 2010 11:13 a.m. | Supervisor Joe Reilly, a four year veteran on the Vernon Town Board, faces off against two opponents in the Feb. 16 primary which will narrow the race down to two.  Rodell Singert and Dave Meyer are challenging Reilly for his Supervisor #1 seat.

Reilly's campaign literature cites issues with the Village of Big Bend among his top concerns.  He points to the development of the I-43 and Highway 164  interchange and fire department issues as reasons for concern.

"I feel they should pay for their own development and fire service," he states of Big Bend in his pamphlet.  "The Village has to realize that we are not their cash flow program, and we do not want Highway 164 to look like Bluemound Road or worse."

Reilly also states he hopes to keep town taxes as low as possible, to support Vernon's rural feel, to control growth, stay away from sewers and protect the water supply.

Dave Meyer, an environmental consultant with no background in politics, says he's entered the race to "bring fiscal sanity and common sense to this board."

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Town of Vernon primary Feb. 16

Feb. 11, 2010 3:46 p.m. | The Town of Vernon will hold a primary election Feb. 16 to determine which two will remain in the race for the Supervisor 1 position.  Joe Reilly (inc.) will face Rodell Singert and Dave Meyer.

Pewaukee School Board to vote on referendum Monday

Feb. 11, 2010 2:22 p.m. | The Pewaukee School Board will vote Monday night on a referendum that may go to the voters in April. 

This would be the second referendum in six months for the Pewaukee School District if it’s voted through.

In November, district residents rejected a two-part referendum that sought nearly $25 million for building upgrades including new classrooms at Pewaukee High School, expansion and renovation of fine arts classroom areas, auditorium and cafeteria at PHS, construction of a new gym and eight-lane pool at PHS, and construction of a secure main entry at Asa Clark Middle School. The second question asked for permission to exceed the state-imposed revenue limits by $400,000 to operate and maintain the new facilities.

The first question was voted down 54 to 46-percent while the second question was denied by 56 to 44-percent.

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Feb. 16 primary in Waukesha County's 24th District

Feb. 11, 2010 9:31 a.m. | A Feb. 16 primary will narrow the field down to two in the race for Waukesha County's 24th District.  Walter Kolb (inc.) faces Curt Bauer and Joseph Banske.

Mukwonago boys thrash KM

Feb. 10, 2010 10:38 p.m. | The Mukwonago boys shot 27 for 32 from the free throw line, helping them stave off Kettle Moraine in an easy 64-46 win over the host Lasers on Wednesday.

The Indians were never truly threatened after taking a 23-10 lead in the second quarter. Ty Bauschek finished with 22 points to pace MHS, which fell to Kettle Moraine when the teams met for the first time earlier this season.

MHS improved to 9-8 overall and 4-7 in league play. KM fell to 4-15 and 2-9.

Pewaukee boys down Shorewood

Feb. 10, 2010 10:16 p.m. | Pewaukee's varsity boys basketball team whipped visiting Shorewood Wednesday night in a Woodland Conference game, 74-47. The Pirates, ranked 17th in the state in Division 2,  improved to 15-3 overall and 12-2 in league play.

PHS led 35-22 at halftime and coasted in the second half.

With the loss, Shorewood fell to 4-11 in league play and 4-14 overall.

Tyler Hanson fired in 21 points to lead Pewaukee. Mike Olewinski chipped in with 15 points and Jordan Edgerson had 11.

Pewaukee girls smash Shorewood

Feb. 10, 2010 10:11 p.m. | Pewaukee's varsity girls basketball team, ranked No. 7 in the state in Division 2, smashed host Shorewood Wednesday night in a Woodland Conference game, 69-7.

The 7 points is the lowest total ever scored against a PHS varsity girls team.

PHS led 36-3 at halftime. Shorewood did not score in the middle two quarters.

Jordyn Swan had 11 points for Pewaukee and Emily Wirth had 10 points.

PHS improved to 15-1 overall and 13-1 in league play.

AHS boys defeat Waukesha North

Feb. 10, 2010 10:08 p.m. | Arrowhead's varsity boys basketball team, ranked No. 7 in the state, defeated host Waukesha North Wednesday night in a Classic 8 Conference game, 52-45.

The win improved the Warhawks to 16-2 overall and 10-1 in  league play. North fell to 10-8 overall and 5-6 in conference games.

AHS led 13-8 after the first period and never trailed.

Ben Mills led Arrowhead with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Russ Finco, Andy Fox and Charlie Fischer chipped in with 9 points each.

Steve Petersen led North with 14 tallies. Nate Wood added 10 for the Northstars. Kevin Kuhtz had 10 rebounds.

KM cancels tonight's board meeting

Feb. 09, 2010 2:09 p.m. | The Kettle Moraine School District has cancelled this evening's scheduled board meeting in addition to all students' afterschool activities. 

Mukwonago School District closings

Feb. 09, 2010 1:30 p.m. | All after school activities in the Mukwonago School District have been canceled for this afternoon.

KM after-school activities cancelled

Feb. 09, 2010 1:16 p.m. | The Kettle Moraine School District has cancelled all after-school activities tonight.

In addition, middle school and high school students will be dismissed 15 minutes early.

Pewaukee cancels afterschool activities

Feb. 09, 2010 12:09 p.m. | The Pewaukee School District has cancelled all afterschool activities and events. 

Local athletics events rescheduled

Feb. 09, 2010 11:34 a.m. | Snow has already impacted some of the evening's athletics events at area high schools.

  • Oconomowoc has rescheduled its home girls bsaketball games against Racine Park and boys away games at West Bend West for tomorrow, Feb. 10, at original times. Both opponents did not have school today because of the wintry weather.
  • Pewaukee's varsity boys basketball game at home against Shorewood has been rescheduled for tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. The girls game at Shorewood has also been postponed, with a make-up date to be determined.
  • The Arrowhead girls ice hockey game at Beaver Dam is canceled, and the girls basketball home game has been rescheduled for March 1. The boys game at Waukesha North will take place tomorrow.
  • Kettle Moraine and Mukwonago's boys basketball clash scheduled for tonight will be played tomorrow instead.
  • The girls' basketball game tonight between University School of Milwaukee and Lake Country Lutheran has been rescheduled for tomorrow at LCL at 7:30 p.m.
  • St. John's has rescheduled its game against Kenosha Reuther for the same time tomorrow.

Travel slow, but not bad so far

Feb. 09, 2010 9:55 a.m. | Though snow is falling at a steady pace police said the dusting that fell yesterday morning created more problems than this morning.

A scattering of accidents have been reported in the Lake Country area and several vehicles in ditches. Monday morning numerous accidents occurred on the freeways and while traffic was slow this morning, fewer accidents occurred, according to area police.

The afternoon rush hour could be a different story as snow continues to fall and winds increased.

US Bank in Delafield robbed

Feb. 09, 2010 9:41 a.m. | City of Delafield – Police are searching for two men that robbed US Bank, 2805 Heritage Drive at 9:20 a.m. Numerous officers are searching for the robbers, a police spokeswoman said.

Waukesha sees 5 inches of snow so far

Feb. 09, 2010 9:00 a.m. | Waukesha is seeing the most snow at 5 inches as of 8:30 a.m., according to information from WTMJ-TV meteorologist Craig Koplein. 

Germantown had 4.2 inches of snow by 7 a.m. and Pewaukee had 3 inches by 6:45 a.m.

Koplein said the snow should be light and fluffy and end between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Wednesday morning with total accumulation amounting to 10-14 inches, except western Jefferson, Walworth, Dodge and Fond du Lac counties should see between 6-10 inches.  A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. 

The afternoon winds are expected to reach 15-25 miles per hour and may get up to 30 miles per hour tonight. 

Car in ditch in Mukwonago

Feb. 09, 2010 8:58 a.m. | Use caution as you are heading southbound into the Village of Mukwonago.  A car is in the ditch and several police vehicles are in the area.

Weather causes mobile meals closing

Feb. 09, 2010 8:08 a.m. | Shorehaven's Mobile Meals program is closed today due to weather conditions. The Oconomowoc area Mobile Meal program delivers hot  meals  to the homes of  local seniors, providing daily personal contact and noon and evening meal nutrition.

Home invasion in City of Pewaukee

Feb. 09, 2010 7:36 a.m. | The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department is investigating a home invasion in the City of Pewaukee last night in which burglars held a gun on a 51-year-old man while they stole several televisions.

According to the Sheriff's Department, three suspects entered the home at  W269 N1911 Meadowbrook Road at about 8:30 p.m. and one put a gun to the victim's face. The man sustained facial injuries, but declined medical treatment.

The suspects left in a dark-colored vehicle.

Few schools closed

Feb. 09, 2010 7:28 a.m. | While the snow continues to fall this morning, few schools have closed. Locally, Country Christian School and Prairie Hill Waldorf have called off classes today. Click to check for further closings.

Flying out of Mitchell International today?

Feb. 09, 2010 6:07 a.m. | Several flights have been canceled or delayed.  To check your flight information, click here.

Check with Lake Country Watch for closings in the area

Feb. 08, 2010 10:11 p.m. | A foot or more of snow is expected to hit Lake Country between midnight Tuesday and 30 hours later at 6 a.m. Wednesday. Are your schools or businesses affected by the storm? Check Today's TMJ4 for the latest information about closings. Follow this link for Waukesha County postings. For other areas, click here.

Hundreds flood Town of Mukwonago home for estate sale

Feb. 08, 2010 11:37 a.m. | Cars and people flooded Chestnut Drive in the Town of Mukwonago Monday morning as millions of toys and trinkets were available for purchase on a first-come, first serve basis at an estate sale.

The estate sale features hundreds of brand new toys, dolls and action figures collected by a Town of Mukwonago man who recently passed away. The sale runs Monday, Feb. 8, and Tuesday Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vehicle pulled from LacLaBelle

Feb. 08, 2010 9:47 a.m. | ON THIN ICE– A team of 12 people from Western Towing pulled a Toyota Prius hybrid  from Lac LaBelle  in Oconomowoc Sunday afternoon. The 3,000 pound vehicle broke through thin ice Saturday,  722 feet off the shoreline. No one was injured. The vehicle was submerged 24 feet and ended up on its roof. Workers were on the ice for four hours to retrieve the vehicle from the water.



Accident at 16 and Sawyer

Feb. 08, 2010 8:48 a.m. | Emergency crews are on the scene of an accident at Sawyer Road and Highway 16. Further details are not yet available.

Arrowhead boys whip Kettle Moraine

Feb. 05, 2010 11:15 p.m. | Arrowhead's varsity boys basketball  team held visiting Kettle Moraine to just 2 points in the second period Friday night and rolled to an easy 55-26 Classic 8 Conference win over the Lasers.

Arrowhead, ranked No. 8 in the state, led 37-12 at halftime.

Ben Mills had 21 points and Charlie Fischer added 15 for the Warhawks. Russ Finco had six assists.

Dan Mikesell led the Lasers with 9 points and eight rebounds.

KM shot just 18% from the field.

KM girls rally past Arrowhead

Feb. 05, 2010 11:08 p.m. | Host Kettle Moraine went on a 53-24 run in a span covering the first, second and third quarters Friday night as they defeated Arrowhead varsity girls basketball team in a Classic 8 Conference game, 56-45.

AHS led 9-1 midway through the first quarter and then fell behind 54-33 into the fourth period. Arrowhead made just 3 of 21 field goal tries in the middle two periods.

Becki Martin led the Lasers with 13 points and Anna Luterbach had 12 and Olivia Tompkins added 11. Haley Thiel led the Warhawks with 10 points, 8 of which came in the final period.

Mukwonago blown out by Pius

Feb. 05, 2010 9:11 p.m. | Mukwonago was unable to avenge its lone league loss of the year and fell out of a tie for first place after a 42-27 defeat at the hands of Milwaukee Pius in girls basketball action Friday.

Pius defeated MHS in their first meeting, 50-32, though the schools entered the meeting tied with 8-1 conference records. But a taller, more physical Pius hit a trio of 3-pointers as part of a 17-5 run to start the game, and though MHS clawed back within 4 points at one point, the Popes were never truly threatened in the second half.

Emily Romdenne scored 9 points to lead Mukwonago. Terri Bender (13) and Tierra Bender (11) led the Pius charge.

East Troy man accused of seeking hit man waives preliminary trial

Feb. 05, 2010 4:52 p.m. | An East Troy man accused of  trying to hire a hit man to kill a Walworth County assistant district attorney, a Town of East Troy police officer and a Village of East Troy police clerk waived his right to a preliminary hearing today. 

John K. Gorman, 51, of W1340 Beach Road, is charged with three counts of solicitation of first-degree intentional homicide and three counts of felony bail jumping. 

A future court date has not been because the defense has requested a new trial judge. 

Gorman was charged with plotting to kill Assistant District Attorney Diane Donohoo, Police Officer Kevin Weber and the clerk.

Men in murder-for-hire case bound over for trial

Feb. 05, 2010 12:01 p.m. | Waukesha – A court commissioner this morning found there was probable cause Darren M. Wold and Jack E. Johnson plotted to kill Wold’s former girlfriend, Kimberly Smith of the City of Oconomowoc Oct. 1.

Court Commissioner Martin Binn said testimony provided by the prosecution’s 14 witnesses and 19 pieces of evidence showed there was a “reasonable inference” the men probably caused the crime.
Johnson, 65, of Mexico, and Wold, 41, of Lubbock, Texas, are suspected in a murder-for-hire plot to have Smith, 39, killed. Justin P. Welch, 26, of Mexico, is suspected to have stabbed Smith multiple times in Smith’s home early Oct. 1.

Wold was upset over a custody dispute with Smith over their young son and according to testimony by a co-worker of Wold’s said wanted to see Smith dead.
Wold is accused of sending money to Johnson who allegedly financed Welch’s trip to Wisconsin from California.

Prosecutors used phone records and money transfers by Wold and Johnson to link the men to Welch. Welch’s DNA was found on the murder weapon, prosecutors say.

Wold’s attorney Anthony Rosario dismissed the prosecution’s case saying there needs to be “incredible planning” for such a murder to take place. “Stupidity cannot be part of the equation,” Rosario said.

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Cause of fire believed accidental

Feb. 05, 2010 8:48 a.m. | The City of Oconomowoc Fire Department responded to a call at a 16-unit apartment building at 4:26 a.m. this morning  at 204 W. Wisconsin Ave., where heavy smoke and fire was coming from a first floor unit on the west side of the building.

Two occupants trapped on the upper floors in the rear of the building were removed from the building by ladders.

One occupant was treated on the scene for minor smoke inhalation, no other injuries were reported.

The initial estimate of damage to the building and contents is $75,000, and the unit  where the fire originated was heavily damaged and its contents destroyed. Heavy to light smoke damage was reported in the other apartments. 

Red Cross was on the scene to assist  the 12 impacted residents who were evacuated to the Oconomowoc Recreation center, one block west of the scene.

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Fire in Oconomowoc

Feb. 05, 2010 7:10 a.m. | An early morning fire in a 16-unit apartment building in Oconomowoc has closed Wisconsin Avenue from Main Street to Worthington. No serious injuries have been reported. More details as they become available.

Accident near Frame Park causes backups

Feb. 04, 2010 5:29 p.m. | Motorists are advised to stay clear of the area near Highways 164 and F on the north edge of Waukesha, where crews are cleaning up after a car accident.

Flight for Life and Pewaukee emergency crews were called to the area for an accident in the vicinity of Frame Park, according to one witness. Long delays are expected for motorists in the area at Moreland Blvd. and St. Paul Ave./North Street.

Will BBV Fire Chief postpone retirement?

Feb. 04, 2010 9:32 a.m. | The Big Bend Village Board plans to consider asking Big Bend-Vernon Fire Chief Phil Buchholtz to postpone his retirement from April 30 to Dec. 31 at tonight's 7 p.m. board meeting.

The joint fire department will dissolve on Dec. 31.

Kettle Moraine boys lose to South

Feb. 03, 2010 12:04 a.m. | Host Kettle Moraine's varsity boys basketball team lost to Waukesha South Tuesday night in a Classic 8 Conference game, 57-51. KM fell to 2-7 in league play and 4-13 overall.

South led 22-13 at halftime and never trailed in the second half.

Tim Woodford fired in 27 points to lead the Blackshirts.

KM got 12 points each from Dan Mikesell and Patrick Zemanovic

Pewaukee girls defeat West

Feb. 02, 2010 11:45 p.m. | Pewaukee's varsity girls basketball team, ranked No. 7 in the state Division 2 AP Poll, avenged its only loss of the season Tuesday night when they defeated visiting New Berlin West in a Woodland Conference game, 54-40.

Pewaukee, now 14-1 overall and 12-1 in league play, lost to West in December by a 48-44 score.

This time PHS grabbed a 16-10 first quarter lead and never gave it up.

Hannah Frett fired in 14 points to lead Pewaukee. Jordyn Swan chipped in with 10 tallies and Natalie Wood had 9 tallies.

AHS boys rally for win

Feb. 02, 2010 11:40 p.m. | Arrowhead's varsity boys basketball team, ranked No. 8 in the state, rallied in the second half for a hard-fought 51-46 Classic 8 Conference victory over host Milwaukee Pius Tuesday night.

The win improved the Warhawks to 14-2 overall and 8-1 in league play. Arrowhead trails Catholic Memorial by a single game in the league standings.

Pius led 27-23 at halftime.

Arrowhead senior center Ben  Mills scored all 14 of his points in the second half. Juniors Charles Rushman and Charlie Fischer added 9 points each to that total.

Arrowhead will host Kettle Moraine Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Village of Mukwonago approves library expansion

Feb. 02, 2010 10:20 p.m. | Applause erupted after the Mukwonago Village Board agreed to support the Mukwonago Community Library Expansion tonight. The board approved $4.25 million for the project with the Library Board responsible for $1.25 million to cover the total cost of $5.5 million to expand the library.

Low interest rates, competitive construction costs, and lower material costs helped set the stage for a prime time to move forward with the project, despite other obstacles the Village of Mukwonago will face with decreased support from the state and costs for a storm water utility.

Pewaukee boys survive West

Feb. 02, 2010 10:01 p.m. | Pewaukee surrendered a 15-point lead in the second half but still had enough to hold off New Berlin West on Tuesday, taking a 58-55 victory on the road.

The matchup of 10-2 teams was a feud for control of first place in the Woodland Conference Blue Division. Tyler Hanson scored 7 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, including a trio of free throws in the final 20 seconds. West leading scorer Chad Mathwig couldn't hit a potential game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Matt Dabney added 14 points for the Pirates.

AHS girls trounced by Pius

Feb. 02, 2010 9:23 p.m. | Arrowhead's varsity girls basketball  team suffered it most lopsided loss since the 2003 season Tuesday night as they were whipped by visiting Milwaukee Pius in a Classic 8 Conference game, 69-35.

Pius improved to 8-1 in conference play and 14-3 overall. The Warhawks fell to 3-6 in league play and 7-8 overall.

AHS trailed 36-19 at halftime.

Junior Andie Zeman led the Warhawks with 8 points. Nobody else had more than 4.

AHS hockey team falls to USM

Feb. 02, 2010 9:19 p.m. | Arrowhead's varsity boys hockey team lost to visiting University School of Milwaukee Tuesday night at the Mullett Center, 2-1. AHS fell to 12-9 with the loss.

The Wildcats scored two power-play goals in the game's first nine minutes to take a 2-0 lead, one they never gave up.

The lone Arrowhead goal came when All-State senior forward Brian Berger  scored easily on a 1-on-1 breakaway with 4:34 to go in the first period.

No other goals were scored the rest of the game.

AHS had 26 shots on goal and USM had 22 shots.

Wisconsin Lutheran boys handle OHS

Feb. 02, 2010 9:15 p.m. | The Wisconsin Lutheran Vikings varsity boys basketball team never trailed on Tuesday at Oconomowoc.

The Vikings defeated Oconomowoc in a Wisconsin Little Ten Conference game, 56=46/

At the half, Oconomowoc was down 26-21, thanks to a 3-point field goal from Tanner Wensman as the halftime horn sounded.

Flavian Davis scored 20 points and had seven rebounds for the Vikings. Wensman scored 19 points for Oconomowoc. Ryan Prom had 12 points, six rebounds and four assists.

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Weekend Happenings

Featured this week:  

North Shore Bank-Taste of Lake Country: 5 p.m. July 29, 4 p.m. July 30, Pewaukee Beach Front, 120 W. Wisconsin Ave., Pewaukee. Headline Friday night is The Toys and Saturday night The Love Monkeys. Free.

Kids from Wisconsin: 7:30 p.m. July 29, Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E. Forest St., Oconomowoc. Celebrating its 48th show season with a talented group of 33 young performers representing 29 different hometowns across Wisconsin, this year’s tour theme is Sing! Free.

Wisconsin State Frog Jump Championship: 1 p.m. July 30-31, Cory Park, Downtown Dousman, Dousman. Visit  

Catelyn Picco: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 31, Mama D’s Coffee, 104 W Main St., Wales. Free.

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