Born and raised in Waukesha, I enjoy the many activities and events of this great city and wanted to create one central online location where people can visit to learn about Waukesha's history, events, and places to visit. View more information about Scott A. Ludtke at Google+: Scott Ludtke, and on Brand Yourself : Scott A Ludtke.

First Spring Storm Rumbles Through Waukesha

Waukesha Lightning Storms by VDC Photo

“click” to enlarge – Photo courtesy of Abe Van Dyke at VDC Photo

Saturday’s morning showers and scattered sprinkles were nothing compared to the spring storms that rumbled across Waukesha throughout the evening and into the early morning.

Heavy storm cells moved across southeastern Wisconsin throughout the afternoon, but at around 6:30 p.m. rolls of thunder could be heard and felt as storms moved through the city.  Lightning, heavy rains and  small, pea-sized hail was reported in the Waukesha area.  The skies flashed with lightning and thunder rumbled throughout the county. Shortly before 7:00 p.m., emergency vehicle sirens could be heard as the storm grew more violent and lightning strikes grew nearer.

In other areas nickle sized hail was reported… Continue reading

Congratulations to our New Mayor are in Order

Shawn ReillyWaukesha has a new mayor, and for the second consecutive mayoral election in Waukesha the incumbent mayor has lost to the challenger.

Local downtown Waukesha attorney, Shawn Reilly, won Tuesday’s mayoral election by 2,258 votes over Jeff Scrima.

Congratulations to Shawn Reilly.  The people of Waukesha have spoken and we look forward to seeing Waukesha continue to be Wisconsin’s number one city with awesome family events, live music, great food, art, and friendly people.

Shawn Reilly is Waukesha’s 34th mayor.

The Waukesha Mayoral Winner is?

Today, April 1st, 2014 is Election Day!

Did you take the time to go to any of the 2014 mayoral debates, read articles in the Freeman, or read mailers & flyers sent out by the two candidates?  Your vote matters, and the direction our city goes from this day forward hinges on who is elected mayor for the next four years.

Perhaps you’ve already made your decision on who you’re voting for, or maybe you’re still at a crossroads?

“The way you do anything, is the way you do everything”The wise owl

Please think about this simple truth before you make your final vote, and please, read on…

In anticipation of the voter numbers and announcement of the winner, I am offering… Continue reading

The Right Man for the Job!

Waukesha Strong

Do you realize the significance of these two words?  I always believed the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”

The picture below is a perfect example of this saying, and the future of Waukesha depends entirely upon how you, the great citizens of Waukesha, cast your vote for mayor on April 1st.

Do the right thing and make the best choice for mayor – Vote Jeff Scrima and keep Waukesha Strong!

 Waukesha Strong with Mayor Jeff Scrima_1

Still Moving Forward Waukesha!

The primary election results told a story of sorts, and numbers represent the moral of that story.  Reilly had 1,505 votes (35%), Scrima had 1,421 votes (33%), Thieme had 1,193 votes (28%), and Volpano had 164 votes (4%).  For Reilly and Scrima the margin was a mere 3% with a difference of 84 votes.

Perhaps the minuscule margin was directly proportional to Mayor Scrima’s choice to not greet President Obama during his recent visit to Waukesha?  For anyone who believes that the mayor disrespected the president, I can assure you that his choice was not borne out of any disrespect for the president, or for our city for that matter.  To the contrary, Mayor Scrima’s choice was based on his… Continue reading

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