Waukesha Week in Review: Jan 21 to Jan. 26
Fatal car crash, grinding ban at prom among top headlines this week.
But for some, this week comes with mourning. Kristin Bear, 39, was killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday afternoon. She leaves behind her daughter, friends and family who feeling her loss.
In other police/fire news, an apartment fire on Dodie Drive was started in the kitchen. The five people who lived in the unit were displaced from the fire.
Meanwile, a former WELS official is finding himself in prison after he was caught following a boys cross country team, exhibiting “stalking behavior.” Joel W. Hochmuth previously was sentenced to probation for possessing child pornography. His prison sentence was enacted after he violated the terms of probation when he followed the minor boys and masturbated while naked in the woods near his place of employment.
Business/Real Estate News
It was a $200,000-plus payment that could be good news for the city. Despite foreclosure action being taken against The Clarke Hotel, the hotel has paid its past taxes to the city. The city invested $1.5 million into the project via tax incremental financing.
An affordable housing project stumbled at final plan approval when the developer didn’t return to the Waukesha Plan Commission with requested changes.
And what are those displaced Golden Guernsey workers up to? Dozens of workers looked for new employment opportunities at a special job fair last week at Waukesha County Technical College. The state is working with the former employees to help them rapidly find new employers.