A dump truck traveling south on Highway 67 in Dousman attempted to turn west bound on Highway 18 when it tipped, spilling a load of gravel.
The incident involved the dump truck with it's spilled load, a minivan and an SUV.
Dousman Fire District Chief Steve Totzke said the accident was reported at 7:33 a.m. and the Dousman Fire District responded to the scene, transporting both the driver of the dump truck and the driver of the minivan to the hospital with minor injuries.
Totzke said the incident involved significant clean-up efforts.
Summer is bursting at the seams with food, festivals and fun.
Art lovers will want to head to Olympia Resort & Conference Center of the Lake Country Antiques & Art Show. Hours are 5-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The Show features antique and vintage furniture and decorative accessories from dealers across the country. Admission is $8 adults, free for children 15 and under. Call (262) 968-4913 for information. Olympia is located at 1350 Royale Mile Road, Oconomowoc.
Feed your need for something new and unique at the Okauchee Lions Flea Market & Brat Fry from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Okauchee Lions Park, Wisconsin Ave, Okauchee Lake. Vendors will be selling all types of items will set up in the pavilion and in the park. Lions will be cooking brats, burgers and hot dogs and serving soda, beer and coffee. The 10-acre park is at highways 16 and P (Sawyer Road). For more information call (262) 567-4693.
Sample some new brews at the Charitable Hops Crafted Home Beer Contest starting at 7 p.m. Saturday at Okauchee American Legion Post, N50-W35181 E. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc. Enjoy an evening of tasting more than 20 home crafted brews, live music by the big jazz band Replay and silent auction prizes. Proceeds benefit Family Promise of Western Waukesha County. Suggested donation is $25.
Everyone can take a good ribbing at V’s second Annual Rib Cook off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Hideaway Bar & Grill, N55-W34659 Road E, Oconomowoc. Cooking starts at 8 a.m. with the judging at 4:30 p.m. Event includes meat raffles, smoker raffle, drink specials and live music by Rock & Roll Joe.
On Wednesday, May 28, at 5:40 pm, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department and the Town of Eagle Fire Department responded to a fatal motor vehicle accident on Highway N north of Wilton Road, in the Town of Eagle.
The accident involved a single vehicle that left the roadway and struck a tree. A sole occupant, 50 years old from the Village of West Milwaukee, was medically assessed by fire personnel and pronounced dead on the scene.
The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of his family.
The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.
A 50-year-old West Milwaukee man was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle crash Wednesday in the Town of Eagle, according to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office.
The crash was reported shortly after 5:30 p.m. on County Highway N, north of Wilton Road, after the vehicle the man was driving left the roadway and struck a tree, according to a news release.
The man was the only person in the vehicle, and the crash remained under investigation late Wednesday, according to the release.
There will be seven age divisions in the Little Miss Mukwonago Pageant for girls birth age through age 24 years old. There will be one additional title of Miss Mukwonago Sweetheart for the contestant who raises the most money for the American Cancer Society.
Contestants need not be Mukwonago residents. Contact Wendy Ward-Sellers at (704) 650-8692 or at Wendysellersphotography@gmail.com with questions regarding the pageant.
Firefighters from the Dousman Fire District responded to a report of a structure fire on May 27 at about 3:30 p.m. The first unit to arrive on the scene at 335000 Bartlett Road observed heavy fire and smoke coming from an unattached two-story, three-car garage, according to Assistant Chief Robert Leonard.
Multiple fire crews responded to attack the fire and prevent it from spreading to the house. The fire caused about $30,000 in damage to the detached garage. The fire did not extend to the house.
The cause of the fire was determined to be related to the occupant of the garage welding on a go kart and flammable liquid igniting, according to Leonard. The fire spread rapidly and the occupant was unable to extinguish it.
Leonard commended fire crews for "an excellent fire attack and preventing the fire from extending to the primary residence and its contents."
A 56-year-old Germantown man faces $10,000 in fines and 3 1/2 years in prison after nude images of various teenage girls were found on his work computer.
Jeffery P. Dishman was charged Wednesday, May 21, in Waukesha County Circuit Court with possessing a recording of nudity without consent.
According to the criminal complaint, deputies from the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched in February 2012 to the corporate headquarters for CC&N in the City of Pewaukee. A company official turned over to the department a laptop she said contained suspected images of child pornography. The laptop was issued to Dishman, the official said in the complaint.
Detectives examined the laptop and discovered 13 videos and six photographs that depicted teenage girls in various states of undress. An assistant district attorney concluded that two of the girls were likely under the age of 18 and therefore could not consent to being recorded, the complaint states.
Asked why Dishman was not charged with possessing child pornography, District Attorney Brad Schimel said that the evidence was not sufficient.» Read Full Article
The Village of Mukwonago is holding a recognition / ribbon cutting ceremony on June 2 at 5:30 p.m. for the new children’s playground equipment installed at Washington Park, Mukwonago. The celebration is in honor of Joe and Karen McAdams, who made this addition possible with their generous donation.
The ceremony will be held in the park by the playground equipment site. The Village Health, Park, and Recreation Committee will also be holding its monthly meeting prior to the ribbon cutting in the Library community room – starting at 4:30pm.
In case of rain, the ribbon cutting recognition will also be held inside the Mukwonago Library community room at 5:30 p.m.
A 50 year-old Hartford man died Saturday night when his motorcycle struck a barrier wall in Mukwonago.
The Village of Mukwonago Police and Fire Departments responded to an accident on northbound I-43 just north of the Highway 83 ramp in the Village of Mukwonago. The accident occured just after 9:30 p.m.
A motorcycle had briefly left the roadway and struck the median barrier wall. After the initial impact, two other motor vehicles were involved in an accident. No injuries were reported in those vehicles.
Both directions of I-43 in the area of Highway 83 were closed for approximately five hours during the investigation.
The accident remains under investigation by the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department.
Menomonee Falls earned the No. 1 seed in a WIAA Division 1 girls softball sectional.
After the Falls, other seeds are No. 2 Watertown, No. 3 Waukesha North, No. 4 Arrowhead, No. 5 Sussex Hamilton, No. 6 Oconomowoc, No. 7 Kettle Moraine, No. 8 West Allis Hale, No. 9 Wauwatosa East, No. 10 Wauwatosa West, No. 11 Milwaukee Hamilton, No. 12 Waukesha West and No. 13 Waukesha South.
The victim of a fatal roadway accident in the City of Pewaukee has been identified by the Medical Examiner's Office as Gregory Dolphin.
Dolphin's vehicle left the roadway on Badinger Road south of Bluemound Road in the City of Pewaukee at about 2:49 p.m. on Monday, May 19, and struck a utility pole.
The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department and City of Pewaukee Fire Department responded to the crash. Dolphin, 51 of Pewaukee, was transported to Waukesha Memorial Hospital, where he later died. He was the only person in the vehicle.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Oconomowoc’s City Beach will open on Saturday, May 24. Beach hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.., weather permitting. A daily beach band for residents is $2, or buy a season band for $15; children under 6 are free with a paid adult. You can head out on the lake in one of the city’s watercraft available for rental. Come down to City Beach and check out a stand up paddle board, canoe, kayak or paddle boat.
Visit www.oconomowoc-wi.gov/parks for more information.
Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly will be offering locally grown microgreens from the Hartland Organic Family Farm, located on Highway 83, beginning Saturday, May 24.
Gigh Brucker, produce manager at The Pig, said in a news release the store is always searching for the most nutritious and freshest produce. Greens available will include field pea shoots, sunflower shoots, red Russian kale and broccoli micro-greens.
“One of our goals at Fox Brother’s Piggly Wiggly is to work toward the inclusion of as much locally grown, Wisconsin-grown produce as possible,” she said.
Microgreens are seedlings typically less than 14 days old. A study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reported in 2012 that microgreens tested had four to six times more nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta carotene, than mature leaves from the same plant.
Hartland Organic Family Farm, owned by the Findley family, grows microgreens year round in a high-quality organic vermicomposted soil. According to the farm’s website, the family eventually hopes to raise animals and grow organic hops to be used at local breweries.» Read Full Article
A bomb threat at Park View Middle School in Mukwonago Tuesday created a stir but classes went on as scheduled.
Mukwonago Area School District Superintendent Shawn McNulty explained that last week administration became aware of four incidents of the word “bomb” written on a boys bathroom wall with two of those incidents including a date of “5/20/14”.
The administration, staff and Mukwonago Police department worked in concert to sweep the building Sunday, including a complete inspection of every locker in the building and completed a sweep Monday evening with the Milwaukee County K9 unit, according to McNulty. Both searches came up with no threat. Still, additional police presence was on the PVMS campus Monday and Tuesday as school remained in session with activities continuing as normal.
Parents received updates on the threat on May 17 and May 19 explaining that the school would take additional safety and security measures including extra staffing in the hallways, restroom supervisors, bag searches, and building sweeps. In addition, backpacks will not be permitted in the building and will be held by staff and returned at the end of the day.
McNulty said there is no reason to believe that the threat was credible. Still, he said, a number of parents did chose to keep their children home for the day with an excused absence.» Read Full Article
An ordinance amendment that would allow for the open carry of firearms in municipal parks was passed at first reading at an emotionally charged common council meeting on Tuesday, May 20.
Police Chief Dave Beguhn requested that local ordinance 9.02(a) be amended after a review of state law revealed that the city’s ban on the activity was unenforceable.
“We need to be consistent with the state statutes,” he said. “I am here to enforce the statutes and ordinances that are current law.”
Two residents spoke in favor of the amendment. Pete Holmes told the council he was a former police officer who carried a firearm every day for his current job.
“I ask that you look at this closely,” Holmes said. “Follow the state laws, look at responsible people who hold firearms, rather than the individuals who commit crimes...”» Read Full Article
A 51-year-old Village of Pewaukee man was killed when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole at about 2:49 p.m. Monday, May 19. The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department and City of Pewaukee Fire Department responded to the crash on Badinger Road south of Bluemound Road in the city of Pewaukee. The man was the only person in the vehicle. He was taken to Waukesha Memorial Hospital, where he later died. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Further details were not available.
Oconomowoc High School’s drama class will be hosting ‘T.G.I.F.’ on Friday, May 23 at 7 p.m. in the Oconomowoc Arts Center.
‘T.G.I.F’ is an Saturday Night Live spoof that is completely student run and contains musical performances and sketch comedy produced by the class.
Tickets are $5 and all seats are general admission. Proceeds from the show will be going to the Klahn family, a local family in need. The family will use the funds to purchase therapeutic equipment for their children.
Lake Country Rotary and the Hartland Police Department recently partnered to purchase secure drug collection units for the Hartland Village Hall.
The drop boxes will allow residents to safely dispose of unused medication 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Police Chief Robert Rosch said the medication will be collected daily by the Hartland Police Department and incinerated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency on an annual basis.
“If someone wants to drop off illegal drugs, they can do that, too,” Rosch said.
The MedReturn drug disposal unit looks similar to a mailbox, but is bolted to the floor and weighs 120 pounds, according to the company’s website. Each unit costs $695.
Residents are asked not to dispose of hazardous materials or items exposed to human bodily fluids, including syringes and inhalers.» Read Full Article
Two local businesses presented plans on Monday, May 19, to expand facilities on Industrial Drive.
The Hartland Plan Commission unanimously approved the site plans for a 57,800-square-foot building expansion proposed at 455 E. Industrial Drive. Contractor Tim Knepprath of MSI General told commissioners that a tenant at the facility, HerbSmith, is a growing business that requires more space for light manufacturing.
According to its website, Herbsmith sells herbal supplements for use by horses, cats and dogs. Founder Chris Bessent also practices holistic veterinary medicine in the southeast region of Wisconsin, according to the website.
Knepprath said the growth could lead to the creation of 25 new jobs.
The addition would add four loading docks and 15 new parking spaces to the facility. The expansion will require approval from the Department of Natural Resources» Read Full Article
A Pewaukee mega-church facing possible loss of its property over unpaid storm-water management fees said Monday it will fight the action, which it called just the latest act of harassment against it by the city.
Spring Creek Church, N35-W22000 Capitol Drive in the City of Pewaukee, has never paid the fees assessed against all city property owners beginning in 2010.
Earlier this year, Waukesha County filed an action to foreclose on the tax liens, which have grown to more than $50,000.
On Monday, the church suggested it has been the victim of discrimination, harassment and intimidation for two decades, since it moved to the site from Wauwatosa.
"While the Church does have the resources to cover these phantom fees, it should not be asked to pay user fees when it is not a user," read a statement issued through Laughlin Constable, a Milwaukee public relations firm.» Read Full Article
The Great Grill Out returns Friday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. under the tent in the Lake Terrace Clubhouse parking lot at 1380 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc.
Wear red, white and blue to mark Flag Day the next day, and enjoy your choice of grilled certified Angus Beef hamburgers, Klement’s Brats of Milwaukee, chips, pickles, slice of watermelon and all the condiments, lemonade and a cookie, all for just $6.50, cash only.
Live entertainment and watch for the famous Klement’s Racing Sausages. Enjoy a meal to go, or dine under the tent. Boaters, tie up at the Shorehaven pier and walk in.
Call (262) 354-1365 for carryouts.
The Menomonee Falls Police Department is investigating a man suspected of stalking his ex-girlfriend using a GPS device installed on her vehicle.
According to a search warrant affidavit, the investigation first began in February after the 42-year-old man allegedly forced entry into his ex-girlfriend’s home in Menomonee Falls.
The ex-girlfriend said in the affidavit she believed the man, with whom she shared a child, had also vandalized her car in a separate incident. She said she was at a friend’s house and came outside to find her vehicle’s windshield wipers and front license plate damaged.
The man was questioned and admitted to damaging the vehicle, the affidavit states. He also confessed to installing a tracking device on the vehicle in early 2013, though he claimed he had done it to track his daughter’s whereabouts.
A search of the man’s cell phone showed that he had received updates on the vehicle’s location 87 times in a single 24-hour period. He had further used Google Maps to track the vehicle’s location 67 times in four days.» Read Full Article
A 28-year-old Sussex man faces more than 30 years in prison after a police search of his residence turned up a methamphetamine lab.
Dale A. Saugstad, N67 W26658 Brandt Circle, was charged Friday, May 16, in Waukesha County Circuit Court with 10 counts of various drug-related offenses, including delivery of amphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia used to manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a drug trafficking place and possession of a controlled substance.
Saugstad had previously been convicted in both 2006 and 2007 of possession of THC with intent to deliver, in both instances receiving probation. He served two years in prison after his probation was revoked in the 2006 case. He has also been convicted of burglary, forgery and misdemeanor theft.
He faces 30 years and four months in prison and $72,000 in fines if convicted on all counts.
According to the criminal complaint, officers from the Waukesha County Metro Drug Unit executed a search warrant at Saugstad’s residence on Thursday, May 15.» Read Full Article
Village of Sussex - Village officials are expected to announce later today a more than $20 million proposed redevelopment partnership between the Waukesha YMCA and the village that will result in the construction of a new YMCA building and civic center on Main Street.
The tenative plans call for a 75,000 square foot YMCA and a 45,000 square foot civic center that will be built adjacent to each other on about 8 acres of land owned by the village where the existing village hall and Pauline Haass Library is located.
There will also be some additional space provided to the library as part of the construction of the new civic center, according to Village Administrator Jeremy Smith.
The new Y will include an aquatic center, a fitness center and two gymnasiums.
Village residents will be permited to join the Y at a discounted rate and some village recreational programs will use the facility. The village is expected to pay for approximately half of the estimated $14 to $15 million to build the new Y,» Read Full Article
Oconomowoc Area School Superintendent Roger Rindo sent a letter home to parents alerting them to a incident that took place Thursday afternoon when a suspicious woman approached a student walking home from Park Lawn School.
The student was approached by a woman in a vehicle near 5th and Worthington Streets. The individual was described as a white female in her mid-30’s, wearing an aqua polka-dot dress, and driving a dark-colored SUV or truck with a damaged rear bumper. The individual attempted to get the student to come closer to the vehicle by offering candy, and asked questions such as where do you live, and what is your phone number.
City of Oconomowoc police will be patrolling elementary school sites during the morning and after school. If citizens have information about the individual, or see a vehicle matching this description, they should contact the Oconomowoc police dispatch at (262) 567-4401.
A 19-year-old male was found deceased yesterday morning in a residence in the Village of Summit.
Police are conducting the death investigation in conjunction with the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department and an autopsy is scheduled for this afternoon.
A sure sign of spring is rummage sales.
And there are several in the area for good causes.
A Rummage Sale for Megan will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 16-18 at W232 N7066 Salem Drive, Sussex. The fundraiser is for Megan, a 7-year-old with cerebral palsy. There will be a bouncy house, food, beverages and bake sale on Saturday and Sunday.
Two churches are having rummage sales.
First Presbyterian Church of Ottawa, Highways D and C, one mile east of Highway 67, will hold its sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 16 and 17. A rummage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 17 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1600 Genesee St., Delafield.» Read Full Article
Waukesha — Rep. Bill Kramer pleaded not guilty to two felony charges of second-degree sexual assault Thursday in Waukesha County Circuit Court in connection with allegations that he groped a female congressional staffer in Muskego three years ago.
Kramer (R-Waukesha) waived his right to a preliminary hearing, and Court Commissioner Thomas J. Pieper found probable cause for the case to proceed to trial. Each count of sexual assault carries a maximum possible penalty of 40 years in prison and $100,000 in fines.
Kramer's next court appearance is scheduled for June 18. A trial date has not yet been set.
The charges allege that Kramer grabbed the breasts and groin of the congressional staffer after a Republican event at a Muskego bar.
Kramer's attorney, Eduardo Borda, said Thursday's hearing was the beginning of the process of separating fact from fiction.» Read Full Article
The Mukwonago Area Community Choir is holding its spring concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at First Congregational Church of Mukwonago, 231 Roberts Dr. (next to Field Park)
Those who attend are asked to bring nonperishable food items to share with the Food Pantry or a donation to the Salvation Army.
The last chance to see the Mukwonago Village Players and St. James Theatrical Ministry production of Godspell is this weekend in the St. James activity center, 830 Highway NN, Mukwonago. Final shows will run on Friday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. for the dinner show, Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 18 at 2 p.m.
Dinner show tickets cost $30 for adults and $27 for students and seniors. Saturday and Sunday ticket prices are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at Miller Pharmacy, Espresso Love Coffee, Shanahan's Coffee, the St. James parish office, online or by phone at (262) 470-4786.
A plea and sentencing date has been set for a former Waukesha County Sheriff’s deputy accused in March of misdemeanor theft and obstruction.
Sara L. Massa, 36 of Mukwonago, is expected to enter a plea at a court hearing on Monday, July 14. She is accused of pilfering pain pills from her grandmother’s home in Waukesha and then obstructing state authorities tasked with investigating the theft.
Massa resigned from the sheriff’s department on March 5. Her husband, Chris Massa, was an officer with the Waukesha Police Department until he resigned in late February. He was under investigation at the time for sending sexually suggestive pictures or texts to his wife while on duty.
Sara Massa, currently out on a $1,500 signature bond, could face 18 months in prison and $20,000 in fines if convicted.
An assisted living provider is seeking city approval to build a new three-building, 72-bed facility north of Lisbon road near Brown Street and Rosenow Creek.
The Oconomowoc Plan Commission is expected to vote on whether to recommend a conditional use permit for The View at Pine Ridge at its meeting on Wednesday, May 15. The common council will then vote on whether to approve the permit at its meeting on Tuesday, May 20.
The community-based residential facility would be located at the entrance road to the new 25-lot Pine Ridge Estates subdivision also being built in the area. According to correspondence between developers and city planning staff, the construction of the assisted living facility will be dependent on the subdivision being built first, because the center will rely on the subdivision for sewer and water access.
Each building will be 14,620 square feet and will house 20 to 26 beds.
Kimberly Otte-May is a co-owner of The View at Pine Ridge and has 30 years experience in providing assisted living services. She said the facility will specialize in providing services for residents suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.» Read Full Article
A new building with retail and office space is being proposed for the village of Pewaukee's downtown, with the developers seeking public financing help.
Siepmann Realty Corp. and Hexagon Investments LLC are proposing the building, with two to three stories, for just under 1 acre located between Pewaukee Lake and the Pewaukee River.
It would use two adjacent vacant parcels, at 125 W. Wisconsin Ave. and 130 Savoy Court, which the developers are holding under a purchase contract, said Scott Gosse, village administrator. The Wisconsin Ave. parcel was once the site of a gas station that has been demolished.
The developers were initially planning an apartment building at that site, said James Siepmann, of Siepmann Realty, but changed their plan when approached by a prospective office tenant.
That prospective tenant, whom Siepmann declined to name, is a Milwaukee-area business that wants to relocate. The business would lease 5,000 square feet, he said.» Read Full Article
In honor of National Police Week, the Town of Mukwonago Police Department invites residents to join them on Sunday, May 18that 6:00 p.m., at the Town Hall,W320 S8315 Beulah Rd, for a special showing of “Heroes Behind the Badge."
Heroes Behind the Badge was created in conjunction with the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund. It recounts the harrowing stories of the law enforcement officers who were caught in the line of fire and survived, as well as those who made the ultimate sacrifice. You can preview the trailer here.
Content may not be suitable for young children.
Waukesha State Bank has purchased Hartbrook Lanes in Hartland for $1.4 million, according to state records.
The bank had previously revealed plans to demolish the bowling alley and build a new bank branch on the property, 550 Hartbrook Drive, at a village plan commission meeting in April. A spokeswoman for the company said that construction is expected to begin next year.
According to county tax records, the property, owned by GGF 550, LLC, was assessed at $1.2 million in 2013. Hartbrook Lanes owner Fran Peters, 90, previously said he would sell the property if the bank made the right offer.
Peters also said that Hartbrook Lanes will remain open through the 2014-15 season.
Waukesha State Bank currently has locations in Delafield, Pewaukee, Oconomowoc, Sussex, Mukwonago and Waukesha.
An estimated 5,000 people lost power Monday night from 7 to 9:15 p.m. after heavy rains and storms hit the Hartland area.
In Hartland, the downtown area from Hartland Citgo to Palmer's Steakhouse lost power for more than two hours. The Hartbrook Mall also lost power at the same time.
The Stone Bank area also had areas where power was lost as did the Mary Hill area east of Hartland.
The maintenance department at Chenequa Country Club reported about 2.75 inches of rain from Sunday night through early Tuesday morning.
A new Sendik's Food Markets store is set to open Thursday in Hartland.
The Balistreri owned and operated store will be the 12th for the local chain. It will be located at 600 Hartbrook Drive near the eastern end of the newly named Sendik's Hartland Plaza, the company said.
The store will employ about 100 people.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m., weather permitting. The public is invited.
Outpost Natural Food Cooperative also recently opened a new store. On Monday, Outpost opened at 7590 W. Mequon Road in Mequon.» Read Full Article
Sendik's Food Market announced in a news release that the company will open its 12th location at Hartbrook Mall, 600 Hartbrook Drive, on Thursday, May 15.
The community is invited to attend a ribbon cutting at the store, located at 600 Hartbrook Drive, at 9 a.m. on May 15.
“Thursday will be an exciting day for us as we meet so many new guests and neighbors for the first time,” Sendik's co-owner Ted Balistreri said in a statement. “The 100 new associates who have joined our team in Hartland are ready and delighted to bring the best grocery experience, period, to Lake Country.”
A U.S. Air Force man faces multiple felonies after being accused of having sexual contact with two underage girls from Menomonee Falls and Hartland.
The 22-year-old man was charged Thursday, May 8, in Waukesha County Circuit Court with second-degree sexual assault of a child, causing a child between ages 13 to 18 to view sexual activity, exposing a child to harmful material, and two counts of sex with a child age 16 or older.
The man will not be identified to protect the girls’ identities.
According to the criminal complaint, police began investigating the matter in December after one girl’s stepfather reported that the man was “sexting” with his 17-year-old daughter.
The girl told police in the complaint that she had dated the man between May 2012 and June 2013 when she was 16 years old. She said they had engaged in sexual acts at her Menomonee Falls home and had also exchanged sexually explicit videos while he was stationed at an Air Force base in Texas.» Read Full Article
The Best Buddies Friendship Walk will take place on Saturday, May 17 at Lapham Peak, W329 N846 Highway C, Delafield. Mukwonago and Kettle Moraine High School Best Buddies groups are participating in the walk to help raise money to fund state Best Buddies programs, which provide one-to-one friendships, leadership development and integrated job opportunities for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD).
When entering the state park, state that you are with Best Buddies for free parking. Registration starts are 9 a.m. and the two-mile walk begins at 10 a.m. There is no registration fee. Each participant is encouraged to fundraise a minimum of $50 to receive an event day T-shirt. The walk will be held rain or shine. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Visit Best Buddies of Wisconsin online to register.
A 20-year-old Sussex man was accused last week of having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl and videotaping the act.
The man was charged Thursday, May 8, in Waukesha County Circuit Court with sexual assault of a child under age 16 and possession of child pornography. He will not be identified to protect the alleged victim.
According to the criminal complaint, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department first learned about the alleged assault after the girl went missing in January.
The suspect was interviewed by an investigator as part of the search efforts. He told police in the complaint that the girl had performed oral sex on him on several occassions and in one instance he filmed the act.
Police searched the man’s computer with his permission and did find the video in question, the complaint states. Police also located an image of the girl nude from the waist up on the man’s computer.» Read Full Article
The National Weather Service has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for much of Southeastern Wisconsin, including Southeastern Jefferson County and Waukesha County. The advisory is in effect until 3:15 p.m.
At 12:12 p.m., thunderstorms extended from near Port Washington and Cedarburg southwest to Whitewater and Delafield, moving northeast at 40 mph. These storms were producing rainfall of 1 to 2 inches per hour and will likely cause areas of flooding in the advisory area.
Runoff will cause ponding of water in some areas, including highways, streets, low-lying spots and areas with poor drainage.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been upgraded to a severe thunderstorm warning for much of Southeastern Wisconsin, including Jefferson and Waukesha counties.
The warning is in effect until 12:15 p.m.
Severe thunderstorms are along a line from near Waupun to near Edgerton, moving east at 40 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
Radar indicates the storms carry quarter-size hail and wind gusts of 60 mph. There is the potential for wind and hail damage.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 5 p.m. for much of Southeastern Wisconsin, including Jefferson and Waukesha counties.
Community members are encouraged to participate in a blood drive at Vernon Evangelical Lutheran Church, S90 W27550 National Avenue, Mukwonago in Shepherd Hall on Monday, May 12 from 2 to 6 p.m.
Appointments are encouraged but walk ins are welcome. Make an appointment online or call Barb Jerich at (262) 662-4606.
The Mukwonago High School Orchestra under the direction of Roxanne Carloni and Dale Wimer will present it’s annual spring concert on Sunday, May 18 at 7 p.m. in the Mukwonago High School Center. The program will include selections from the Mussorgsky’s Pictures At an Exhibition, Rossini’s Overture to La Gazza Ladra, music from the video game The Legend of Zelda, and Richard Meyer’s Millenium.
In addition to the orchestra, the string choir, concerto grosso ensemble and chamber choir that qualified for the state solo and ensemble tournament will also perform. These ensembles under the baton of Dale Wimer will perform Dvorak Slavonic Dances, and movements from Grieg‘s Holberg Suite and Handel‘s Concerto Grosso in G.
An early morning fire caused extensive damage to a home on County Highway I in Mukwonago.
According to reports the family was able to evacuate the home safely due to working smoke detectors.
This is a developing story and we will provide updates as they become available.
Pewaukee stole the spotlight in the Land O' Lakes Western Division baseball league by scoring a 3-1 win over visiting Merton.
Other games saw Menomonee Falls edge Monches 6-5, West Bend upset Sussex 6-5, North Lake outlast Oconomowoc 17-16, Lannon blank Hartland 8-0 and the Brookfield Bulldogs stop the Brookfield Blue Sox, 4-1.
The Bulldogs lead the league with a 3-0 slate. Pewaukee, the Blue Sox, Menomonee Falls, Lannon and Sussex are all 2-1.
A house fire early Sunday in the Town of Ottawa left one person dead and another injured, authorities said.
According to a news release from Lt. Paul J. Beal of the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department:
The sheriff's department and the North Prairie Fire Department, assisted by other area emergency departments, responded shortly after 1 a.m. to a residential fire at S45-W34481 Rue Parc.
One person who escaped from the fire told deputies that another person was still inside the house. Two deputies entered the house and found a man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The name of the victim was not released pending notification of relatives.» Read Full Article
Maxime “Max” Weltzer has visited the Oconomowoc area many times over the years, accompanying his mother from Paris as she visited an old friend. He’s back, this time running his own restaurant: Le Rendez-Vous at the Point, N52-W35002 Lake Drive in Okauchee.
And in the kitchen is a name familiar to Milwaukee diners from over the years: Joe Volpe, who owned Holiday House in the Third Ward, cooked at Tess and made a splash at the former Sauce in the Third Ward.
The restaurant was the site of Bertrand’s Point Comfort Place for a number of years, and briefly was Paz’s Point Comfort. It had recently closed when Weltzer saw it while taking a boat ride with friends.
Le Rendez-Vous serves a menu with world flavors, Weltzer said, including French and American dishes made with French technique. The setting is casual, Weltzer said. He previously operated a restaurant in France with his mother.» Read Full Article
There are lots of ways to treat mom to something special this weekend.
The Depot Museum, N63 W23075 Main St, Sussex, is offering free admission to all mothers to the Taverns and Saloons exhibit from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Park at Piggly Wiggly or municipal parking across Main Street.
Give your mom the gift of music and take her to the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra’s "Songs for Mom, With Love” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The concert will be at the Hamilton Fine Arts Center, W220-N4915 Town Line Road, Sussex. Tickets are $15. Call (262) 246-1973, Ext. 1550 or visit www.hamiltonfineartscenter.com.
The Aspire Dance Studio is having its Spring Recitals at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hamilton Fine Arts Center. For information call (414) 732-0178 or visit www.hamiltonfineartscenter.com.
Enjoy a hearty Mother’s Day brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Tuscan Hall, 409 Delafield St., Waukesha. The brunch includes a champagne mimosa plus scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, fruit salad, pasta salad, cheese and crackers, vegetable dip, baked ham, roast turkey, peppercorn chicken, dessert table and full bar. Cost is $18 for adults and $10 for children 5 to 12. Reservations requested by calling (262) 292-1322.» Read Full Article
Oconomowoc may repeal a local ordinance barring open carry in city-owned parks and buildings after an outcry over a photo taken at Imagination Station.
The photo, posted by Heather Karenz of Oconomowoc, shows her young child on a slide at the park. In the background is an unidentified man carrying a holstered gun on his belt.
Karenz posted the photo to Facebook and TMJ4 responded with a “You Ask. We Investigate” segment on Monday, May 5. Police Chief David Beguhn said in the report that the man had violated local ordinance 9.02(a), which bars individuals from openly carrying in city-owned parks or buildings.
The story drew significant attention on social media, with gun rights activists arguing that Beguhn was wrong.
Nik Clark, of Wisconsin Carry, Inc., was a vocal critic of both the ordinance and TMJ4’s report, which he felt misinformed viewers. He pointed to a 1995 statute which makes unenforceable any municipal ordinance or resolution that is more stringent than state statutes. Therefore, if the state permits open carry, municipalities cannot write ordinances that outlaw it.» Read Full Article
State Representative Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) announced today that he will run for the Wisconsin State Senate in the 11th District. Rep. Nass will be running to replace retiring Senator Neal Kedzie (R-Elkhorn) who announced yesterday he plans to retire. The announcement came as a surprise as Kedzie had earlier filed for re-election.
Rep. Nass had announced previously that he would run for re-election in the Wisconsin State Assembly 33rd District but announced today he would run for the open Senate seat.
“Senator Kedzie is a close personal friend and I wish him the best in his future endeavors. I will continue to fight for the middle class families and small businesses of the 11th Senate District. I believe the next session of the Legislature will be a time to refocus on policies that strengthen Wisconsin’s middle class families,” Nass said.
The 11th Senate District includes parts of Walworth, Waukesha, Jefferson, Rock, Racine and Kenosha Counties.
The Republican Women of Waukesha County's Education Watch Dog Committee will host a free presentation about Common Core standards by University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Professor Duke Pesta at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 12,at Four Star Family Restaurant, 120 Simmons Ave., Pewaukee.
Pesta is an expert on Common Core and will give guests an overview of the new federal education program.
For more information, call Tracy Rath, (414) 313-0501.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northeastern Waukesha County, north-central Milwaukee County and south-central Ozaukee County until 11 a.m.
A severe thunderstorm was over Brookfield at 10:09 a.m., heading northeast at 25 mph. Half-dollar-size hail was reported with the storm. The Weather Service indicated that vehicles could be damaged by the hail.
Town of Delafield - The approval process for a proposed 80 single family home residential development along North Shore Drive east of Maple Avenue came to a abrupt halt tonight.
The Plan Commission unanimously agreed to delay approvals of the project until Town Attorney Eric Larson has an opportunity to meet with the commission and discuss a new revelation by the developers, Neumann Companies.
The commission took the action after Town Chairman Paul Kanter declared he was no longer comfortable with how the developer's plans to finance the project because it left the town "unprotected" in the event the project was not completed by the developer.
Matt Neumann had explained to the commission that his company was anticipating purchasing the 150 acre farm and developing the land in three phases. Enough land would be purchased to complete the first phase. Then additional land would be purchased when necessary to complete the remaining two phases.
Kanter expressed surprise that the developer did not intend to purchase all of the land before beginning the three phases of construction.» Read Full Article
Town of Delafield - Architects and consultants working on the design for a new fire station/town hall to be constructed in the Sports Commons park along Maple Avenue were sent back to the drawing boards tonight by the Town Plan Commission.
Plan commissioners voted unanimously to delay approval of the project until some design issues, particularly parking for the town hall, could be resolved.
Project consultant John D. Mann said he did not believe the commission's actions would result in delays in seeking competitive construction bids on the project scheduled to begin this summer.Mann appeared confident the issues could be resolved.
Town Chairman Paul Kanter said the town has an obligation to abide by the same code requirements that it would require of its residents or developers and he questioned whether the proposed parking for the new Hown hall could meet those requirements.
Earlier during a public hearing, Town Supervisor Pete Van Horn also questioned whether the 20 parking spaces proposed for the Town Hall would be sufficient. He pointed out that plan commission meetings often attract large crowds that require parking for more than 20 cares.» Read Full Article
Arrowhead's girls softball team won two more games Monday and Tuesday and moved to 8-1 on the season. The Warhawks have won six games in a row.
On Monday Arrowhead downed Sussex Hamilton, 8-5. In that game Noelle Weiss was the winning pitcher and Sami Taylor led the offense with three hits. Elizabeth Leslie chipped in with three RBIs. Jamie O'Rourke had two hits in the win.
On Tuesday the Warhawks downed Catholic Memorial, 8-3. Weiss again was the winning pitcher and O'Rourke, Weiss and MacKenzie Paszek all had two hits for Arrowhead.
Freshman pitcher Summer Kunstmann tossed a 5-inning no-hitter against host Waukesha South Tuesday afternoon in a Classic 8 Conference game. KM won the game, 16-0.
The win was the fourth straight for the Lasers, who are now 4-2 overall and 3-2 in league play.KM will host South again Wednesday afternoon at 5 p.m.
Kunstmann walked two and struck out five.
Becca Wilber had three hits and three RBIs for the Lasers. Two of those hits were home runs over the fence.
Michele Salamone also had a big game for the winners. She had two hits and three RBIs. Ashley Madsen, Kaitlyn Yute and Kaitlyn Nejedlo all added two hits for the Lasers.
Members of the Eagle American Legion Auxiliary Unit 535 will distribute handcrafted memorial poppies, made by veterans for veterans, on May 9 and 10 at various locations in Eagle.
The 900,000 members of the American Legion Auxiliary, the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization, are asking everyone to wear a poppy on Memorial Day weekend.
“Wear it in honor of the millions of Americans who have willingly served our nation, all too many whom made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Karen Matters, Eagle American Legion Auxiliary president.
The red paper flowers were established as a memorial tribute to World War I causalities who are buried near the battlefields of Flanders in Belgium, where poppies grew wild amid the ravages of war. Wisconsin’s disabled veterans at the Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee make the red crepe paper poppy. These poppies provide financial and therapeutic benefit to veterans who call Zablocki home, as well as the thousands of veterans and their families who also benefit from the donations collected from the poppy donations.
Anthony Haessly was sentenced last week in federal court to 46 months in prison for building explosive devices at his Chamepeny Court apartment in Sussex last fall.
The sentence will run consecutive to a five-year prison sentence Haessly is expected to serve for violating the terms of his probation in a 2010 Waukesha County Circuit Court case.
Haessly pleaded no contest to second-degree reckless endangerment in December 2010 after barricading himself in a room at Lad Lake Residential Treatment Center and lighting himself on fire. He was treated for first-, second-, and third-degree burns, according to the criminal complaint.
Haessly‘s attorney in the federal court case wrote that Haessly suffers from multiple mental health issues and has attempted suicide on approximately 16 occasions.
According to a search warrant affidavit, Waukesha County Sheriff’s deputies were first alerted on Oct. 23 that Haessly was in possession of pipe bombs.» Read Full Article
The Hamilton School District has announced that Paul Mielke will replace Patricia Polczynski as principal at Templeton Middle School beginning July 1.
Mielke has been principal at West Allis Central High School since 2009 and previously served as assistant principal and athletic director at Waukesha South High School. He started his career in education as an English teacher at Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School in Wittenberg, Wis.
He said in an email that Hamilton Superintendent Kathleen Cooke was one of his instructors at Cardinal Stritch University, where he earned his doctorate and master’s degree in educational leadership in 2012 and 2005, respectively.
“I was very impressed with her and the work she has done in the Hamilton School District,” he said. “I made the decision at that time, to pursue any opportunities that would become available.”
Cooke said in a statement: “Dr. Mielke is an energetic, hardworking individual who possesses the skills and ability to help an already great school continue to grow and flourish.”» Read Full Article
Five games were played Sunday afternoon in the Land O' Lakes Western Division baseball league and two of those battles were decided by one run.
Lannon grabbed the spotlight by edging Merton in 10 innings, 2-1. The Brookfield Bulldogs edged Monches by a 2-1 score.
Other games saw Menomonee Falls edge Hartland 8-0, Sussex whip Oconomowoc 16-8 and the Brookfield Blue Sox upset Pewaukee, 7-4.
Sussex, the Bulldogs and the Blue Sox lead the league with 2-0 records.
The approach of spring may have you feeling like dancing.
If so, join the fun at the Contra Dance 7 p.m. Saturday at Prairie Hill Waldorf School, N14-W29143 Silvernail Road, Pewaukee. Lessons are 7 to 8 p.m. The dance with caller and band is from 8 to 11 p.m. Cost is $8, $5 for students. For more information call (262) 490-0769 or visit www.prairiehillwaldorf.org.
If you would rather watch a dance performance perhaps you would be interested in attending Aurora’s Dream at 7 p.m. Saturday at Arrowhead High School North Theater, 800 North Ave., Hartland. The program, presented by Lake Arts Project, features high school students visual art as the inspiration for professional dance choreography. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Visit www.lakeartsproject.com for more information.
If you’re looking for some bargains this weekend, why not check out the items at Oconomowoc Junior Woman’s Club Consignment Sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Dr. Martin Luther Church, 325 S. Main St., Oconomowoc. Half-price sale is Saturday.
Vino Etcetera, 120 E. Wisconsin Ave. in Oconomowoc is celebrating its one-year anniversary from noon to 11 p.m. Friday. Take a look at the elegant 1,200-square-foot upper level expansion. There will also be wine-themed giveaways and live music. This year‘s Spring Gallery Night will feature Jeff Seymour as Vino Etcetera‘s featured artist.
Another day, another Republican candidate in the District 97 state assembly race.
A day after former city of Waukesha alderman and realtor Scott Allen announced his candidacy for the seat, Vince Trovato, a longtime Waukesha resident, announced his intentions for the position.
Trovato joins a crowded GOP field that includes city of Waukesha alderman Aaron Perry, former town of Waukesha supervisor Joe Banske, Humana consultant Brandon Rosner and Allen.
A Republican primary will be held Aug. 12.
No Democrats have filed yet for the position. Chuck Schilling, a self-employed contractor, has filed for the Libertarian Party.» Read Full Article