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April 2014


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Keep up with all the happenings on the local prep hoops landscape with our weekly page, updated every Monday morning with area rankings, a Player of the Week, photos, games to watch and more.


Kettle Moraine's Cameron Goodman (24) heads downfield during the match at home against Waukesha on Monday, April 21, 2014.

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Girls soccer: Oconomowoc vs. Whitnall

Dani Sowinski posted a hat trick and the Oconomowoc girls soccer team downed Whitnall in a nonconference match, 4-0.


Sivak hurls no-hitter for OHS girls

Suddenly, Oconomowoc's softball team is back in the game.


Weiss, Warhawks stop Muskego

It was Noelle Weiss' day to shine Wednesday.

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Girls soccer: Hamilton vs. Lake Country Lutheran

Braving frigid temperatures, the Hamilton girls soccer team landed a 2-0 win over small-school powerhouse Lake Country Lutheran on April 15.

Girls track and field

Soper, Goulet win two for AHS

Arrowhead's girls track team took part in the Kettle Moraine Open last Friday and came away with seven victories.

Boys golf

Large numbers to boost KM golf team

The numbers look good for Kettle Moraine's boys golf team this spring. They have five returning lettermen and 33 golfers out for the team, two numbers that make KM coach Rob Elliott very happy.

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Weekend Happenings

 Featured this week: 

  • Rummage and Bake Sale: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 25; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. April 26, Queen of Apostles School, 449 W. Wisconsin Ave., Pewaukee. Bag sale Saturday.
  • HeartChase: 9 a.m. April 26, Downtown Delafield, Genesee St. and Milwaukee St., Delafield. HeartChase is a community-wide competition to solve clues and complete activities that engage friends and families in a race to the finish. Participants form teams and participate in activities at checkpoints around town. Registration is free, however, teams that fundraise can receive additional race advantages. (414) 227-1451.
  • Rain Gardens & Rain Barrels Workshop: 2-3 p.m. April 26, Good Harvest Market, 1850 Meadow Lane, Waukesha. Discover how rain barrels help restore the natural hydrology in the environment while saving money plus how to install rain barrels and create rain gardens.,
  • Pancakes & Porkies Breakfast: 8-11:30 a.m. April 27, Sussex United Methodist Church, Main St, Sussex. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee., $5 adults, $3 ages 5 to 12, free children 4 and younger.

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Living Sunday


McAleer ends 28 years of service

City of Delafield - At midnight on April 14, Ed McAleer, 67, a California born welder and sheet metal worker, officially finished his seventh term as mayor and ended 28 years of service to the city that spanned four decades.

Moms, daughters, enter Mukwonago Publications look alike contest

How many times has someone told you how much you look like your mother, or mistaken mother and daughter for sisters? Here's your chance to share those striking similarities with Mukwonago Publications readers, in our Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest.

Lake Country Top Stories

Clinical trial provides hope after cancer diagnosis

You don't forget the day you learn you have cancer. You don't forget the words, "We would have never guessed," "I'm so sorry," and "It's spreading." It becomes your personal 9/11, when two words like "metastatic melanoma" crash into your towers of reality and change your life forever.

Celebrating Chuck Delsman Day, April 22

Tuesday, April 22, is "Chuck Delsman Day," a local curiosity cemented by County Executive Dan Vrakas, when he stopped by our office in January with an official proclamation to honor Delsman's birthday in Waukesha County.

Feds indict Pewaukee "kingpin" for drug trafficking, homicide

Federal officials announced Thursday, April 16, that 27 people have been indicted for operating a drug conspiracy, including the alleged kingpin of the operation, Pewaukee resident Kevin R. Arms.

St. Anthony's in Town of Delafield wants new gym and office space

Town of Delafield — St. Anthony's on the Lake Catholic Church is seeking the town's approval for major interior and exterior renovations at the church and school facilities at W280 N2101 Highway SS.

Kranick development advances

Town of Delafield — The developer of a proposed large single-family residential development on the Kranick farm in the vicinity of North Shore Drive and Maple Avenue cleared major hurdles Tuesday, April 15, at the Plan Commission in his effort to gain final town approvals of the project.

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Hartland hires new village clerk

The Hartland Village Board approved Friday hiring Darlene Igl to replace retiring village clerk Connie Casper.

Merton family celebrates as governor signs cannabis oil bill

A cannabis oil bill signed into law last week by Gov. Walker brings promise to families with children struggling with epilepsy.

Wenger, a passionate voice for Town of Lisbon, dies at 71

Town of Lisbon — One of the strongest and most-passionate voices for the incorporation of the Town of Lisbon into a village has been silenced.

Kettle Moraine students shine in state WKCE tests

Kettle Moraine School District (KMSD) students scored well above the state's average in math and reading in the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations (WKCE).

Oconomowoc Focus

Oconomowoc church buying new property to relocate out of downtown area

In a nearly undisputed vote, the congregation of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in the city's downtown area, has voted to sell its property and purchase acreage to build a new house of worship.

Parker's Place fitness center moves to new location

Village of Oconomowoc Lake — A local gym has added more muscle to its offerings with a new location and expanded services.

Two Oconomowoc businesses recognized for hiring workers with employment 'barriers'

Expanding employment opportunities for people with barriers has been Opportunities, Inc.'s mission for over four decades.

U.S. foreign service officer inducted to OHS wall of fame

Neal Vermillion, a 1992 Oconomowoc High School graduate, currently serving as a Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Department of State, has been inducted into the OHS Wall of Fame.

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Vernon supervisor vacancy to be filled by appointment

Town of Vernon — The open seat for Supervisor 2 will be appointed.

Raise in store for chairman, treasurer in Town of Eagle

Town of Eagle — Town annual meetings are meant to offer residents an opportunity to set their own agenda for their own meeting. Electors are invited to come in for brief reports on financials and town activities and are welcome to make a motion of their own for change. This year, in the town of Eagle, that change wasn't for reform, it was for recognition.

Mukwonago Schools offer more options for summer school

With wishful thinking that summer will actually arrive, the Mukwonago Area School District School Board on March 24 approved an expanded listing of summer school courses, ranging form STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to theater and art.

Medical fund works to replenish funds

The Mukwonago Catastrophic Medical Fund Inc. is hoping to replenish its funds with a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. April 26 at St. James Catholic Parish Activity Center, 830 Highway NN East.

Sussex Sun

Wenger, a passionate voice for Town of Lisbon, dies at 71

Town of Lisbon — One of the strongest and most-passionate voices for the incorporation of the Town of Lisbon into a village has been silenced.

New Butler trustees optimistic

Village of Butler — Two newly elected trustees are optimistic that communications between village residents, the village board, and the police department can improve.

Man accused of conspiring to burglarize Kohl's

A 31-year-old Milwaukee man was accused last week of conspiring to burglarize a Kohl’s department store in Menomonee Falls.

Library dispute continues

Village of Sussex — The court-ordered mediation intended to resolve the dispute over about 65 acres of farmland between the Town of Lisbon and the Pauline Haass Library Board is not likely to begin soon and may eventually include the Village of Sussex, according to both Lisbon and Library Board representatives.

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Kettle Moraine students shine in state WKCE tests

Kettle Moraine School District (KMSD) students scored well above the state's average in math and reading in the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations (WKCE).

Kettle Moraine students learn economics and games of foreign lands

In one room, Kettle Moraine (KM) Explore students discussed the pros and cons of banning seafood imports. In another they played games to learn about the imports and exports of Tanzania. In still another, they learned about geography and natural resources while yet another group played a marble game children in Morocco would enjoy. Their ticket to each activity was a "passport" to Africa stamped with each lesson provided in a three-day program set up by Kettle Moraine Global students.

Vina Mundi opens in Genesee Depot

The old yellow building at S42 W31428 Highway 83 catches the eyes of those who drive through Genesee Depot. It caught the eye of Mukwonago residents Lorelei and Mike Mustas, who saw an opportunity when the building went up for sale.

Lite It Up Blue for autism awareness

The blues are sweeping the Lake Country area, and all for a good cause.

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