Life long sports enthusiast, Richard “Dick” Olson, of Pewaukee, died Saturday of complications of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS/Leukemia).
He leaves his best friend and devoted wife of 35 years, Elizabeth “Libby” Olson of Pewaukee and his daughter Kristin (Scott) Stein and grand-dogs Riley and Murphy of Menomonee Falls. He is preceded in death by his siblings Laura (George) Kueppers, Kathie Schmitz, and Edward (Barb) Olson as well as many other family members and friends.
Born December 29th, 1946. Graduated from Cretin High School (MN) and received his B.A. from St. Thomas College (MN).
Retired from Target Distribution Center of Oconomowoc. His body is being donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin.
He was a lover of all sports, and followed a variety of area prep sports and athletes closely. He also enjoyed watching baseball, football, and his lifetime passion, golf. He was an avid golfer and even got a hole in one.
In honor of his birthday a 10 a.m. to noon visitation will be held at
Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, N35W23360 Capital Dr.,
Pewaukee, on Saturday, December 29th with a Memorial Mass to
follow. All friends and families are invited to attend a luncheon at
Doc’s Dry Dock Sports Bar, N38W27091 Parkside Lane, Pewaukee,
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center in name of Dr. Ehab Atallah, MD Medical Research Program. C/O Director of Development, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226.
City of Oconomowoc - A watermain break in the 500 block of Franklin Street occurred around 10 a.m. on Friday. City crews are conducting repairs. It is expected to be complete within three to four hours.
Due to slippery conditions caused by a freezing rain and temperatures in the high 20s, a 16-car accident took place at 7:45 a.m. Friday morning on Highway 16 westbound at Jungbluth Road just east of Hartland.
Cars and trucks collided with each other, sending many of the vehicles into the ditches on both the north and south-bound lanes. Nobody appeared to receive serious injuries even though several of the vehicles suffered a lot of damage.
Traffic was able to get through the mess via one lane at aout 5 miles per hour.. Four police vehicles were on the scene by 8 a.m.
Pewaukee's girls basketball team stopped visiting Oconomowoc Thursday night in a nonconference game, 60-47. PHS had a 23-4 run in the second half.
Pewaukee (8-2) was led by Abby Gerrits with 17 points, Dani Jasinski 14 and Sarah Caccese had 11.
Sydney Snyder led Cooney with 20 points and Erin Vande Zande had 10.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics encourages children, ages seven to 17, to showcase their artistic talent by participating in its annual statewide poster contest. This year’s theme is “My Favorite Air Sport.” Examples of air sports include ballooning, hang gliding and parachuting.
The top three entries in three different age divisions will advance to the national competition, with the potential to be entered in the international aviation art contest. In addition, statewide winners will receive the following prizes: First place - $100 art supply gift certificate or an airplane ride for two, second place - $75 art supply gift certificate, third place - $50 art supply gift certificate.
All artwork must be original and cannot be computer generated. For complete contest rules and the appropriate entry form, visit the DOT website.
Entries must be postmarked by January 28, 2013, and mailed to: Nicole Wiessinger, WisDOT – Bureau of Aeronautics, P.O. Box 7914, Madison, WI 53707-7914
Arrowhead's boys hockey team stopped Milwaukee Marquette Wednesday night, 5-2 in a nonconference game.
Nick Peterson and Jake Miller had two goals each for the Warhawks and Brett Stapelfeldt had one score. Trevor Macey turned back 26 of 28 Marquette shots.
AHS put the game away with three goals in the third period.
The annual Joe Raymond Memorial Hockey Classic will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Naga-Waukee Ice Arena. Six teams will take part in this year's meet. John Marino is the tournament director.
Teams taking part this year are Waukesha, Janesville, Brookfield/Catholic Memorial, University School, Kettle Moraine/Mukwonago/Oconomowoc and Stevens Point.
Three games will be played all three days. Games will start at 4 p.m. on Thursday, at 4 p.m. on Friday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The championship game will be Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
KM/Mukwonago/OHS will play Stevens Point at 8 p.m. on Thursday and will play USM on Friday at 6 p.m. Saturday's pairings will be determined by the outcome of the games from Thursday and Friday.
As of Dec. 24, the Salvation Army Red Kettle total is $436,497.41 or $16,497.41 over the goal.
"There will be additional income when the mini-counter kettles brought in about Jan. 4," said Carol Lemirand, corps officer with the Salvation Army, "so we could end the season at about $440,000 thanks to all the hard work of caring volunteers, hard working staff, and generous donors. What an outpouring of love as we meet the needs of individuals in 2013."
The Christmas Goal of $680,000 is still being calculated as people make their end of the year contributions which are counted toward the goal," Lemirand added. Currently the Salvation Army is $127,335 from its goal, but all receipts are not recorded as the staff takes a couple off days to celebrate Christmas.