The Waukesha JanBoree, Waukesha County's popular winter festival, returns this weekend.
In addition to the many winter events, the fundraising event "Freezin' for Hunger," sponsored by the Food Pantry of Waukesha County, returns as well.
Karen Tredwell, executive director of the food pantry, said after a one-year hiatus, it is back with a kick-off at 4 p.m. Friday and goes until midnight in downtown Waukesha.
Volunteers and pantry staff can be found on the corner of Clinton and Main street near the Steaming Cup coffee shop where they will accept non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the pantry.
There is a drive-up, drop-off lane for donors.» Read Full Article
The Lincoln County Sheriff is investigating a complaint involving an employee from the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, though no information about the nature of the complaint has been disclosed.
Waukesha County Sheriff Daniel J. Trawicki issued a news release announcing that it has launched its own "professional conduct review" concerning its employee. Waukesha County said no information about its review would be released until both departments have completed their inquiries.
The unnamed employee has been placed on administrative leave pending completion of the investigation, according to the Waukesha County sheriff.
A masked man with a gun robbed the Family Dollar, 139 E. Broadway, in Waukesha Wednesday night.
At about 6:50 p.m., employees informed the Waukesha Police Department that a male suspect entered their store, displayed a handgun and demanded money.
After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money the suspect fled. According to police, the suspect is described as about 6-feet tall, average build, wearing a dark jacket, black ski-mask and a gray hooded sweatshirt.
No one was injured in the incident, said Sgt. Joe Hendricks of the Criminal Investigation Division.
The scene was then processed for evidence.» Read Full Article
Safway Group, based in Waukesha, says it has acquired a New York-based firm whose products include scaffolding used by rental companies.
Safway says the acquisition of Swing Staging Inc. will enhance its presence in the New York metro area and broaden its product offerings.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
With more than 90 locations in the United States and Canada, Safway's products and services include scaffolding, insulation, fireproofing, surface preparation and coatings. The 77-year-old company has customers in industries worldwide including petrochemical, marine, manufacturing, transportation and construction.
Like many in the community, Karen Tredwell was saddened to hear that the Golden Guernsey plant in Waukesha closed Jan. 5.
"Our concern is for the loss in the community it has created," said Tredwell, executive director of the Food Pantry of Waukesha County. "(Golden Guernsey) was an icon.
"People have lost jobs (112 employees) and they could potentially become clients of ours. From people working at the plant to farmers producing the milk, a lot of people have been hit by this."
But as the leader of the local pantry, she was happy to hear that the products left inside the facility, 2101 Delafield St., are being donated to local agencies across the state, including her pantry at 1301 Sentry Drive in Waukesha.
With the Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee serving as a catalyst and as a partner of the Food Pantry of Waukesha County, the pantry received more than 500 gallons of milk Tuesday as well as dairy products.» Read Full Article
Police are seeking charges against a 19-year-old Milwaukee man who they say led them on a wrong-way chase on Highway 164 in the City of Pewaukee early Wednesday.
A Waukesha County Sheriff's Department deputy attempted to stop a vehicle at about 1:39 a.m. as it drove the wrong way on Highway 164 at Tower Place. The vehicle fled south on Pewaukee Road at 60 mph to 80 mph., according to the Sheriff's Department.
The driver -- the only person in the vehicle -- drove through two red lights and lost control of the vehicle and struck a utility pole on Pewaukee Road near Buena Vista Avenue in the City of Waukesha. The chase lasted about 2.7 miles.
The Waukesha Fire Department transported the driver to Waukesha Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released.
The City of Waukesha Police Department assisted the Sheriff's Department with the incident, and is completing the accident investigation.» Read Full Article