Saturday, March 9, 2013
Car seat safety clinic will be held at Tess Corners Fire Station on March 13 - make sure you're using your kids car seats correctly to prevent a tragedy in the event of an accident.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Saturday, March 9
Tess Corners Fire Department is teaming up with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and SafeKids, Wisconsin to bring you safety checks for your children’s car and booster seats. Wisconsin law requires that children under eight years of age be restrained in a car seat or booster seat, depending on the child’s age and weight. According to statistics, thousands of children are saved from serious injury or death each year because they are properly restrained in a child seat. Unfortunately, many other children suffer injuries while secured in their car seats because the seats themselves are not properly secured in the vehicle. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, parents can receive instruction on how to properly install their child’s …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Fire at landscaping company in New Berlin early on Thursday under control, but road closures along Calhoun Road continue
A fire that broke out around 9 a.m. at the Trees on the Move landscaping business just north of the Muskego border on Calhoun Road near I-43 has destroyed a barn there, according to officials on the scene. At least three departments including Tess Corners, Big Bend and New Berlin were on the scene battling the blaze. Calhoun Road is closed to northbound traffic at Sundown Drive, and to southbound traffic at Beres Drive. No further statement was available from the New Berlin Fire Department.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Agencies helped put out a residential fire near Townline and Clearview Roads.
Multiple Waukesha County agencies helped battle a house fire in the Town of Vernon on Monday. The fire ignited in a 2-story house on Townline and Clearview Roads. Flames were showing from the second story, according to the Waukesha County Dispatch sent out at 1:39 p.m. Aid units were called from other agencies, including Town of Brookfield, Tess Corners, City of Waukesha and Town of Waukesha.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Hope Bailey wasn't sure that her 10-month-old golden retriever would make it as she fell through the ice on Big Muskego Lake, but good neighbors and good timing gave the story a happy ending.
"There is so much bad news these days, I wanted to let you know about something wonderful that happened Wednesday," Hope Bailey wrote to Muskego Patch. We were all ears. There's no better story than one that involves good news. And dogs. Bailey, who lives on Bass Bay on Big Muskego Lake is an animal lover with dogs, one of which is a 10-month-old Golden Retriever who loves to chase geese. (I could relate, having a five-year-old golden that still does the same as he "matures.") "Sophie's" habits got her into a bit of trouble, however as she was outside playing with Bailey's son and friend in their yard, and suddenly took off for a flock of geese on roosting at the edge of open water, about 100 fee off shore. Seeing what was about to happen…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The police files got your attention this year, whether the case was tragic or just troublesome. Here's a look back at the stories which were looked at the most.
We started the year with a tragic story from Milwaukee after a couple with local ties were killed while waiting at a stop light. Ed and Jean Thaves were not Muskego residents, but their business S.C. Chemical Company, was located here. That this garnered the readers that it did showed how much our readers cared about this couple and the company that mourned their loss. Kelly Duke, the driver who fled the scene, pleaded no contest to all counts including two counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle in October, and awaits sentencing on Jan. 13. 2013. A house fire in February on a sunny Saturday morning was tragic for the home's tenants, but the community responded to help out, with a fundraiser at Danny Haskell's. Conversely, …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Offroad vehicles on the road and in flames prompt reminders from police what vehicles are allowed on the road, and which aren't.
Two separate but similar incidents reported this week have police reminding residents that offroad vehicles belong just there: off the road. Around 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29, 2012 police were called to the W12900 block of Champions Drive, on Muskego's south side. Three 14 year old Muskego boys were advised that it's illegal to operate an ATV on the roadway. About an hour later, police as well as the Tess Corners Fire Department responded to a report of a minibike on fire in the S7000 block of Cornell Circle. In this incident the owner of the minibike was also advised it was illegal to operate it on the roadway. Police are hoping the two incidents drive home the point for residents: ATVs, minibikes, go-karts and other similar vehicles are …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Grab your camera - or your earplugs - as the ride for the State Firefighters Memorial arrives from the south and rolls into Muskego on Saturday.
Don't say we didn't warn you. The rumble of many hundreds of motorcycles will be heard as the "Ride of Remembrance" rolls into town on Saturday near noon. The ride is an annual event to raise money for the Wisconsin Firefighter's Memorial in Wisconsin Rapids, and it is the first year the Tess Corners Fire Station #1 will be on its route. While Muskego Police said there will be no road closures, they anticipate holding intersections open as the crowd of an estimated 700 motorcycles snakes its way through. The group will leave Hal's Harley Davidson at 11:30 a.m. Coming in from at Greenfield High School on 60th Street, the route is as follows: A lunch for the riders is planned at the fire station before they continue on and the public is …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
State firefighters memorial will benefit from annual ride, which will rumble through Muskego around lunchtime on July 28, bringing 700 motorcycles with it.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Ride of Remembrance expected to draw 800-900 to Tess Corners Fire Station as it makes its way through southeastern Wisconsin on July 28.
If you're in Muskego around lunchtime on Saturday, July 28, it won't be thunder you're hearing. It will be the rumble of about 600-plus motorcyclists rolling into town as part of the Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial 'Ride of Remembrance.' Make a plan to be along the route for the riders, who will end up at Tess Corners Fire Station #1 on Tess Corners Drive for lunch catered by Matty's, around 12:30 p.m. Riders will be coming in from Wind Lake on Loomis Drive, then heading north on North Cape Road (Highway OO) to Durham Drive/Moorland Road, turning east on Janesville and then right onto Tess Corners Drive. Kathy Schaber, event organizer and member of the Tess Corners Fire Department, said spectators are welcome and encouraged along the…
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Annual festival focuses on safety, but has evolved over the years into a fun family event.
Muskego’s Task Force on Public Safety announced that the 5th Annual National Night Out will return to Veteran's Memorial Park in Muskego on Thursday, August 9th, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. "This is a unique crime prevention event all done to strengthen our community and our relationship with our law enforcement and to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness," said Lt. Dave Constantineau. Last year, hundreds of families enjoyed music, food and refreshments as well as the Flight for Life helicopter and emergency vehicles. The Tess Corners Fire Department will also return with its 'Smoke House,' a fire extinguisher and air bag demonstration. Local K-9 Units, Jaws for Life, the DEA, FBI, US Coast Guard, McGruff the Crime Dog also round …