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Week in Review: Jan 19 - 25

A busy weekend ushered in a busy week of meetings, with the key stories also being the most tragic. Here's to a better week ahead!

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Last Saturday barely had begun when on Henneberry Drive. Police say alcohol was a factor in the crash, but her family has also stated that the vehicle showed some sign of failure. 

Early Sunday morning, the news that broke was no better, as a home was totalled by fire on Hidden Creek Court. The cause of the fire, which is suspected to have started in the garage, is under investigation.

Monday morning, Zachary Franck made his initial court appearance in the case of the sexual assault of a 12-year-old Muskego girl in December. He entered a not guilty plea before he was remanded into custody, where he will await trail.

Perhaps a twist of ironic timing, a 'recovery life' talk was held at Atonement Lutheran, featuring candid talk about the drug problem in Muskego. The Monday evening event drew about 60 people.

Keeping this in mind perhaps, the Finance Committee had a stern warning for the employees of some businesses that allowed underage customers sent in by police to purchase alcohol on Tuesday evening.

Also help on Tuesday night were two events that brought the community out. The Muskego Food Pantry held an open house, and then the Muskego Chamber of Commerce talked of summer, with an all-business marketing meeting for the 2013 Jammin' on Janesville.

And speaking of road construction, there's some coming already on I-43 south of the Racine Avenue exit, so motorists who use that stretch to get to and from Mukwonago, take note.

Another programming note: the 2013 State of the City address will be on February 15. Click here for more details.

Thursday, we stopped in to capture a . Chief Craig Moser, and two other veterans in the department he promoted, were all sworn into their new positions. 

It was also nice to catch up with the newest business owners in Muskego, who are refreshing the space that is Papa Joe's for a new restaurant called Delish! New American Grill. It's coming in later March or April. 

The week drew to a close almost like it started, with a bit of hard news, as the DNR announced that Muskego is among the cities they are recommending private well owners take samples of their well water. Levels of a naturally occurring metal called molybdenum have been found in at least one well in the city at higher than standard levels.

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