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12 Days of Patch: February

Waukesha Patch launched Dec. 28, 2010, and what a year it has been!

12 Days of Patch: February

Waukesha Patch’s one-year anniversary is Dec. 28, 2011. It’s been an action-packed year here in Waukesha and we are proud to bring you the 12 days of Patch. Each day, we will bring the most popular stories of each month for Patch readers to vote for their favorite each month.

On our anniversary, Dec. 28, we will present the top 12 reader’s selection for the community to pick the top story of 2011.

February 2011 (Voting ends at 1 p.m. Dec. 18)

A house fire broke out in an upstairs bedroom at 125 N. Charles St. around 5:13 p.m. Tuesday and caused around $100,000 worth of damage to the house, Battalion Chief  Dick Neustaedter said.

No injuries were reported during the fire, which brought a response from four of the five fire stations.

The downtown businesses surrounding People’s Park are devastated over the fire and want to help out owners Dan and Jim Taylor bounce back, said Lynn Gaffey, owner of neighboring Almont Gallery.

“We will all be there to help them to do what we can,” she said. “We are a real family orientated community down here.”

Block after block, dozens of people stumbled through knee-deep snow with shovels and snowblowers attempting to clear the

As expected, while the adults diligently worked to clear walking paths, children enjoyed the snow day in the best way possible, playing in the snow.

It probably wasn’t the walk she expected.

A woman reported to the at 5:38 p.m. Saturday that she was walking down the street when a male passenger in a passing vehicle “mooned” her at West Newhall and South West avenues.

Members of the Tea Party are descending on the Capitol building to stage counter-protests to the demonstrations by Wisconsin union workers,

Josh Carter, a 2007 Waukesha South High School graduate who was instrumental in helping the local Waukesha Tea Party organization begin, is just one of the people who will be standing to support Gov. Scott Walker and his budget repair bill.

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