Due to the cold weather and rain that plagued the area this spring, it took the Muskego and Waukesha North softball teams nearly two months to play their season series.
The squads finally finished up on Friday afternoon, and the wait was well worth it for the Warriors.
North and Muskego had to complete a game from April 10 at North which had been suspended by darkness with the teams tied 8-8 in the 11th inning.
They were going to finish that game and play their second game May 13 at Muskego, but that date was postponed by rain.
So they headed into Friday afternoon with Muskego at 11-1 in the Classic 8 Conference and North at 10-2, looking to finally decide matters.» Read Full Article
New Berlin West Middle/High School was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after an incident in a chemistry lab caused smoke.
Students were allowed back into the building after an all-clear from the New Berlin Fire Department, except for the science wing that was still being ventilated, school officials said.
There were no injuries and the incident did not interfere with the New Berlin West dismissal process at the end of the day.
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
New Berlin — Because so many of its students take exams for college level credit and do well on them, New Berlin Eisenhower and New Berlin West middle/high schools came in for a state and a national honor.
Both were recognized as Advanced Placement Pacesetter Schools by the Wisconsin Advanced Placement Advisory Council, and Eisenhower was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as third best in Wisconsin for college readiness. West was ranked fourth.
Pacesetter awards were presented by the council in partnership with Wisconsin Cooperative Educational Services Agencies.
Local schools were recognized for having had more than 30 percent of students take advanced placement college level exams with more than 70 percent scoring at least a three or high enough to win college credit at most universities.
In announcing the awards, the council praised the local high schools for "impressive student AP access and excellence in AP exam scores in the state of Wisconsin."» Read Full Article
Dale A. Kolter, 61, of Muskego was killed Sunday morning when his car crashed into a tree near Coral Drive and Highway 164, police said.
He was the only person in the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have said speed was a factor in the crash.