Tuesday, October 9, 2012
After a driver smelled smoke about 9 a.m. and pulled into the Classic Lanes parking lot, the fire quickly escalated.
A fire caused extensive damage to a vehicle northbound on S. Howell Avenue, but the driver escaped with no injuries. According to an Oak Creek police report, the driver smelled smoke about 9 a.m. Friday and pulled into the parking lot of Classic Lanes, 7501 S. Howell Ave. Smoke then started coming out of the air vents. By the time the police and fire departments arrived, the car was engulfed, according to the police report. The fire is believed to be electrical and limited to the interior of the car. The engine did not suffer damage.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The FBI awarded Al Passehl a Public Service Award for his efforts following the Aug. 5 shootings at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.
Al Passehl, who shut down Classic Lanes for two days to help Sikh Temple of Wisconsin members, will be honored by the FBI today. The FBI is awarding Passehl a Public Service Award for the local business owner's efforts following the Aug. 5 shootings at the Oak Creek Sikh temple. The bowling alley, located across the street from the temple, provided temple members food and drinks and a place to gather following the shootings. It stayed open for temple members for 37 straight hours. City officials and other Oak Creek business owners have also lauded Passehl. For his part, Passehl has said the business was "more than happy" to do what it could for temple members and first responders. "I firmly believe that any business in Oak Creek would have…
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Between comedy, two bands, and chili in the park, there's plenty to do this weekend.
It’s Thursday, and you’re looking forward to the weekend, but you have no plans and no clue how to enjoy it. Each Thursday, we'll list five activities that you can use to spend your done-work-outta-here time. See this weekend's top picks below. Since we can only include five events this weekend, we know there are quite a few that we probably missed. Please list them in the comments section below.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Don't hibernate this winter - there's plenty to do in your neighborhood.
It’s easy to give up on those New Year’s resolutions of getting fit, being active or just getting outside on those cold, flurry days. Spending the day at home curled up with hot cocoa may seem more appealing than stepping a foot out the door, but Oak Creek offers plenty of activites to partake in during the winter. Here are ten things you can over the next few months: 1) Flip through the Acorn 2) Make some tracks 3) Lace a skate 4) Grab a sled 5) Cast a line 6) Become a Mad Scientist 7) Hit the lanes 8) Catch a flick 9) Get crafty 10) Ride a chair lift
Friday, December 31, 2010
Oak Creek may not be known for its nightlife, but residents can still ring in 2011 in their hometown.
Let's face it: Party-goers don't exactly descend on Oak Creek, even for festive holidays like July 4, St. Patrick's Day or, where we presently are on the calendar, New Year's Eve. But that doesn't mean the city is completely devoid of options, either. Here are a few establishments you and your designated driver could visit to celebrate the holiday: Norine's on Oakwood, 823 W. Oakwood Road: Bring $30 and a dish to pass and you can be treated to a festive atmosphere, food, and all you can drink. Pre-registration is not mandatory but is encouraged. Jazzbro's Sports Zone, 8510 S. Chicago Road: Jazzbro's will be open as usual but traditionally attracts a good crowd, with drink specials and a countdown at midnight. Classic Lanes, 7501 S. Howell …