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Kettle Moraine's Dylan Patscot was secretly on a mission this spring. Without telling anyone, it was his goal to win the Player of the Year award in the Classic 8 Conference. With the highly respected tradition of the conference, that wasn't going to be an easy task.
Featured this week:
- Aspire Dance Studio Spring Recital: 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m. May 25, Hamilton Fine Arts Center, W220-N4915 Town Line Road, Sussex. $5 - $12 (414) 732-0178 http://www.hamiltonfineartscenter.com/.
- OPUS 9 Dance Performance: 2:30 p.m. May 26, Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E. Forest St., Oconomowoc. The ninth annual all studio performance. Community dancers will perform contemporary, hip hop dance pieces, variations from Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Raymonda and La Fille Mal Gardee., $16.
- Delafield Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 25, (through Oct. 26), Delafield Municipal Parking Lot, Dopkins St. and Main St., Delafield. (262) 443-6451.
- The Memes: 9 p.m., May 25, Burke’s Landing, Oconomowoc. Homecoming show for four members of the band who are all from Oconomowoc and graduated from Oconomowoc High School. The band plays mostly classic rock.
Updates to this calendar are made weekly Monday afternoon.
AJ Magestro, 11, plays taps while members of the Legion riders
salute during the flag pole dedication at the
Veteran's Memorial on May 18.
Plans for a specialized, multi-county Veterans Treatment Court, meant to serve men and women of the armed forces who through criminal offenses find their way into the court system, have been put on hold.(1)
Grab a partner, or find one, and get ready for hands four, because the Prairie Hill Contra Dance has a few big dances lined up.
Area municipalities are taking advantage of the adage "make hay while the sun shines" by launching into road construction projects now that the weather has warmed enough to allow it. Here's what motorists can expect this summer.
City of Delafield — Although they had some sharp verbal exchanges during a meeting last week, representatives of four Lake Country communities are trying to avoid an impasse in their negotiations to consolidate the City of Oconomowoc Fire Department into Lake Country Fire and Rescue.
Village of Chenequa — Two Village Board members have different opinions about proposed state legislation that would prohibit public employees in Wisconsin from retiring, collecting retirement benefits and then going back to work full time for a public agency, often the one they retired from.
Village of Summit — Rogers Memorial Hospital can begin moving forward with construction and renovation at a site for a new mental health facility between Lower Nashotah and Upper Nemahbin lakes. Plan Commission granted a conditional use permit to Rogers to operate a facility that treats anxiety, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Village of Hartland — On their drive home from soccer practice a week ago last Wednesday, Natalie Erickson, 14, asked her mom, Kris, to drop her off on the opposite side of the woods from the family's home.
City of Delafield — Local officials debated Monday night whether it would be worth their time and effort — and the taxpayers' money — to attempt to improve the city's credit rating and reduce by about $9,000 a $1.5 million sale of promissory notes.
City of Delafield — Three new development projects — two of them controversial — as well as a historically contentious sign permit application are included on a lengthy agenda for the Plan Commission meeting on Wednesday, May 29.
Evolution Marketing and Budget Print have proven companies can save money and make great products operating sustainably.
The Mukwonago School Board has narrowed the list of candidates for the superintendent position to three.
Capt. R. Scott Laedlein, commanding officer at the Navy Operation Support Command in Chicago will be the guest speaker for the Mukwonago Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, following a procession that steps off at 9:30 a.m. at Park View Middle School.
Village of Big Bend — It's hard to miss the bright orange barrels and loud machinery. The village is undergoing several road construction projects on I-43 and Highway 164 that are expected to dramatically affect summer in Big Bend. The village recently canceled its summer farmer's market, citing ongoing construction, and the announcements section of the village website has become a frequently changing billboard of openings and closings.
Village of Mukwonago — One downtown building will soon receive new tenants and a facelift.
The Hamilton School District approved at its May 7 board meeting a retroactive 2.332 percent salary increase for teachers in the 2012-13 school year.
Village of Sussex— Village trustees have opted not to condemn two Main Street businesses and instead are planning to acquire — condemn if necessary — a 50-foot strip of land on the north and west sides of the NAPA Auto Parts store property in order to relocate Spring Creek.
Village of Sussex — Elected officials in the Village of Sussex and the Town of Lisbon have decided to resume negotiations over a long-term agreement that would define how the two communities would continue sharing most of the operating cost of the Pauline Haass Library.(1)
Five years before Wisconsin became a state the first meeting of the Genesee Church took place. On May 7, 1843, in a home just outside of North Prairie, 16 people celebrated a worship service. The eight Presbyterians and eight Congregationalists discussed for nearly a month what their church would be founded upon.
A meeting scheduled for last week where Merrill Hills members were to vote on the sale of the country club was canceled, a source said.
Saira Frank always loved music. A 2002 graduate of Kettle Moraine High School, Frank participated in orchestra and choir throughout her years there, but when her voice teacher encouraged her to pursue a degree in music, Frank hesitated.
Cushing Elementary School hosted Marina Lee, an artist-in-residence, the first week of March.
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- Stone Bank July 4th Parade and Festival
- Maple Avenue students lead effort to help Oklahoma schools hit by tornadoes
- Templeton band to perform spring concert
- LinkedIn Instructor Offers Free Class May 29 at Brookfield Public Library
- Westcott chosen as high school associate principal
- Victoria Vox Ukulele Concert & Workshop
- Dac Talks
- Childrens Summer Art Camps & Workshops
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