Week in Review: Ships at Sea, a Car Underwater, and the Closing of Salentine's

A look back at what made news takes us out to sea, under the ice, and saying farewell to a longtime family business

Homeowner Jim Mortle has been working out a dispute with his neighbors and the Parks Department for four months, and after all the discussion it appears split-rail fences will end up resolving the issue of property lines near lake access #12.

Muskego Police have hopefully resolved their own investigation of the theft of stolen license plates at Frey Auto, which were found on a West Allis man's care and also led to an arrest for theft and bail jumping.

A house that had been in the news last spring as its contents - and there were a lot of them - were sold in a four-day estate sale was now burned to make way for a new home.

Also returning to the news was the discussion of a dog park in Muskego, and resurfacing in more ways than one, crews were back at work on a sunken vehicle in Little Muskego Lake. The car fell through last month as a teen driver was attempting to visit a friend on the other side of the lake.

Another Muskego teen made it back to dry land as she was among those aboard the disabled Carnival Cruise Ship, which lost power after an engine fire last Sunday. Alison Kay Raison and her family made it back to port late Thursday night, along with 4,000 other passengers aboard the "Triumph."

In crime news, a case of incest involving a Muskego man is moving to trial. Judge William Domina ruled that the case could move forward, even though the defendant has not entered a plea. The deadline is Feb. 28, which is the scheduled jury pre-trial.

In addition, a rash of arrests involving .

Spring and road construction may have come early as Janesville Road phase II construction is now underway, with crews working on the western end of the project, near Racine Avenue.

However, easily the most talked-about story of the week was the sudden closing of Salentine Buick after nearly 90 years in business. Many readers expressed shock and sadness at the closing of the family-owned dealership, but felt that the economic conditions made it too much to overcome.





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