Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Alliance for Animals will be holding a memorial for the 117 wolves killed during Wisconsin's first hunt in fall.
The Alliance for Animals will be holding a memorial for the 117 wolves killed during Wisconsin's first hunt in fall. Deanna Devaul, an "active" member of the Alliance for Animals, is organizing the event, according to the organization's website. The event will take place at 4:30 p.m. Friday in front of the State Natural Resources building in Madison, and will include candles, bell ringing and a poem for the wolves. "I know that I am not alone in wanting to honor the 117 wolves who were killed in the Wisconsin hunt this year," Devaul wrote on a Facebook page created to publicize the event. "It is our intention to symbolize the wolves' lives and deaths at this memorial." Wisconsin's first wolf hunt got off to a controversial start, with a …
Friday, December 14, 2012
The Port Washington-Saukville School District explains its emergency policies after reports that a shooter killed more than 20 people, including kids, at an elementary school in Newtown, CT.
A Connecticut community is reeling from tragedy and communities across the nation are reacting with thoughts of fear, sadness and anger after a 20-year-old man went on a shooting rampage, ending 27 lives were ended Friday at a Newtown, CT, elementary school, according to early reports. "I'm upset when my daughter goes to kindergarten I'm going to have to ask for detailed reports of their plans against a mass shooting," Aimee King wrote on Facebook. "It's scary. Even to take her in public for fear of a mass shooting." Port Washington-Saukville School District Superintendent Michael Weber said school officials had not broke the news of the tragedy to its students as of late afternoon, thinking it would be best to keep them calm and in their …
Friday, July 20, 2012
An armed gunman raided a movie theater in Colorado during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," killing at least 12 people and wounding many more.
Though it happened several states over — in Colorado — the news of at least 12 people dead and dozens of people injured during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," really hit home for some Milwaukee area residents. "It's scary. I know people that went to the midnight show here and if I was able to I would have gone to one," Stephen Milek posted on the Greendale Patch Facebook page. "What should have been an exciting weekend for movie fans is now overshadowed by this senseless tragedy. " Lisa Miller wrote on the Greenfield Patch Facebook page that she would actually be hesitant to hit the theaters after hearing the news. "Tragedy can strike anywhere, any time, and no one is immune," Miller wrote. "We can't …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Funeral arrangements have been set for the Saukville firefighter and Port business owner who passed away on Sunday night.
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Thursday, May 24, 2012
Funeral arrangements have been set for Saukville resident Tim Karrels, whose body was found in his apartment on Sunday night. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington, with visitation lasting from 4 to 7 p.m. The State Fire Marshall concluded Monday that Karrels, 36, started a fire in his apartment and committed suicide by gunshot. Saukville Fire Chief Gilly Schultz said Karrels started the fire using gasoline. Karrels was a Saukville firefighter, a DJ and owner of Doc's Darts & Pool Supply in Port Washington. News of his death shocked and saddened countless friends and family members, who remember Karrels as a happy-go-lucky, funny guy with a positive approach to life. Sara Grover, …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
William Didier, who moved to Cedar Grove earlier this year, was flying the medical transport plane that crashed; two others also died.
A pilot who grew up in Port Washington died Monday night when the medical transport plane he was flying went down in rural Illinois. William Didier, 58, was the pilot of the plane that crashed in Riverwoods, IL at about 11 p.m., according to the Daily Herald. John Bialek, 80, and wife Ilomae, 75, were also died in the crash. William, 58, had been flying professionally for Trans North Aviation, which owned the plane, for several years, according to his nephew Dave Didier. Dave, along with his dad Peter Didier and two brothers, co-own RE/MAX UNITED real estate in Port. "He was a good guy to talk to and was fun and enjoyable to be around," Dave said. Dave said family members are still unsure of the details of the crash, but said he thinks …