Town of Lisbon — Town Attorney Kathy Gutenkunst describes them as "a necessary evil." Her municipal law counterpart, John Macy, doesn't like them. Curt Wityski of the Wisconsin League of Municipalities says they are not a problem.
Village of Sussex — A Sussex father who had coached teams for the village's recreational programs, along with his 8 year old son, a student at Maple Avenue School, died in a Lake Winnebago drowning incident last weekend despite "heroic efforts" by first responders and doctors and nurses at an Oshkosh hospital.
The village board is expected to take action this week on the proposal to build a nearly 50,000-square-foot, $12 million village hall and adopt a "repurposing" policy that could determine the fate of the Main Street School building, which is slated to be demolished to make way for the new civic center.
The job of an educator never seems to stop.
The 2014-15 performing arts season continues to offer unique entertainment for all tastes at the Hamilton Fine Arts Center (HFAC).
I don't really understand why "American Sniper" is anywhere near the Best Picture conversation, though a soaring opening weekend at the box office has made the late arrival into the race a major player.
Town of Lisbon — It apparently took the town board nine months to realize that interim Clerk/Administrator Elizabeth Kraus was using the town's four credit cards to purchase personal items such as food, clothing, cosmetics, jewelry, cologne, furniture, home decor accessories, kitchen items, a fishing lure and a dog.
Town of Lisbon — Town and village of Sussex officials will begin later this month a search for a successor to Capt. Torin Misko, who has been promoted to deputy inspector for newly elected Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson.
Village of Sussex — Representatives of Wangard Real Estate Developers told the plan commission last week that they would like to begin construction this summer on a 73-acre multiuse business park on the Basting farm on the northwest corner of Highway 164 and Lisbon Road.
Chili Fest: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 31, Downtown Oconomowoc. Stroll the downtown shops and sample chili at some 25 usinesses. Purchase a wristband for $5, or $3 with two food pantry items. Fowler Lake in downtown Oconomowoc will have ice skating, DJ music and a visit from Roscoe, the Milwaukee Admirals mascot as well as an ice hockey tournament. There’ll also be food, a beer tent, ice carvers, snow softball tournament and ice fishing clinic. www.downtownoconomowoc.org
Unforgettable — OAC Film Series: 7 p.m. Jan. 31, Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E. Forest St., Oconomowoc. Film tells the amazing story of Brad Williams featured on “60 Minutes.” Williams has superior autobiographical memory and can remember details of his entire life. Call (262) 567-3172 for information. $10 http://www.theoac.net.
Paul Monitor Autograph Signing: 12 p.m. Jan. 31, Legends of the Field, 2910 Golf Road, Delafield. Legends of the Field is having a public autograph signing and welcome back to Milwaukee for former Brewers All-Star and current Minnesota Twins Manager Paul Molitor noon to 1:30 p.m.
Dave Miller Band: 9:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Delafield Brewhaus, 3832 Hillside Drive, Delafield. Band plays until 12:30 a.m. Call (262) 646-7821 for more information. http://www.DavidMiller.us.
Updates to this calendar are made weekly Monday afternoon.