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Sports director JR Radcliffe and Time Warner Sports Channel's JP Cadorin discuss local sports. Latest episode: Jeff Bigler of Brookfield Central baseball chats about his team in advance of the state baseball tourney, and JP recaps his visit to the WFCA and MLB All-Star games.


Sussex Cardinals runner Nick Schreiber (18) slides in safely to third for a triple during the game at Pewaukee on July 27.

Land O' Lakes: Cardinals vs. Muskies


Induction into national Hall of Fame another honor for Hensler

The name Keith Hensler is just about synonymous with the fabric of Mukwonago, Wisconsin. Now, the rest of the country will know his name, as well.


Chargers turned heads this summer

Hamilton matched wits with the best down the stretch, and the Chargers aren't going anywhere next year.


KM saved its best for last

Kettle Moraine was better then ever at the end of the season, just when a team wants to be at its peak.


Pirates clicked all season

Jordan Hass, Garrett Shibilski and Chris Tredwell helped make the 2014 season at Pewaukee memorable.

Land O’Lakes

LOL teams jockey for playoff positions

The field has been set for the Land O'Lakes Western Division baseball post-season playoffs. Now it's a matter of which teams earn which seeds.

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Weekend Happenings

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  • Antique Automobile Club of America Car Show: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 2, Olympia Resort & Conference Center, 1350 Royale Mile Rd., Oconomowoc. More than 100 restored and preserved vehicles from 1902 to 1989.
  • Hartland Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (through Sept. 7), Hartland American Legion / VFW, 299 Goodwin Ave., Hartland. (262) 227-9287.
  • Vivanco-Gomez Guitar Duet: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 2, Mama D’s Coffee, 104 W. Main St. Suite 102, Wales.
  • “Talley’s Folly”: 7:30 p.m. July 31-Aug. 2, 7-9, SummerStage at Lapham Peak, W329-N846 County Highway C, Delafield. $17, $15 for seniors and students (262) 337-1560  

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Living Sunday


Lisbon Heritage Days re-enacts the past

Town of Lisbon — A casket maker, a bee keeper, a candle maker, a French voyager, an army chaplain, a Roman emperor and Native American dancers and musicians along with a Civil War band will all gather on the grounds of the Lisbon Community Park on the weekend of Aug. 10-11 to participate in the seventh annual Heritage Days festival.

Strawberries thriving in fun, soilless garden

Vicki Kapke's backyard is a wonderland of vegetables and flowers. Using space wisely there are beds and beds of blueberries, raspberries, zucchini, melon, dill, peas, beats, carrots, kale, kohlrabi, green beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, eggplants, cherries and more. A seemingly endless stretch of flowers lines the back of her property.

Lake Country Top Stories

Lisbon delays cell tower approval

Town of Lisbon — The plan commission last week delayed approval of a 180-foot-tall cellular communication tower until the town attorney has an opportunity to review a new state law that limits the town's authority and jurisdiction over such towers.

Eagle firefighter, Mukwonago High School graduate Jed Ellenson remembered

An American flag hangs on the tree where Jed T. Ellenson, 31, was pronounced dead last week after a one-vehicle crash on July 22.

Historic Oconomowoc Masonic lodge is back on the market

Anyone trying to call the Oconomowoc/Hartland Masonic Lodge, 307 N. Lake Street, may discover something new: The number's been disconnected.

New TIF district created in Village of Pewaukee

Village of PewaukeeOn Wednesday, July 16, the Joint Review Board approved an economic plan to improve and promote industrial, commercial and residential development and redevelopment in the village.

Secrecy surrounds waste contracts

Delafield Mayor Michele DeYoe is like a lot of other Lake Country residents: She has "up-the-drive" garbage service where a waste hauler comes to her door step to collect her garbage and recyclables rather than picking them up on the side of the street in front of her house.

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Village Square apartment development in Delafield returns to city planners

City of Delafield — Madison developer Joe McCormick is expected to present a new application to the plan commission on Wednesday, July 30, for a conditional use permit to build three apartment buildings with approximately 30 units each on the west edge of the Village Square shopping center near Highways 83 and 16.

Two restrooms out at fire station/town hall

Town of Delafield — It appears likely that next month the town board will review a decision it made last week on a 4-1 vote to remove two restrooms from plans for the lower level of the new fire station/town hall. The restrooms would have been available for visitors using the Sports Commons park facilities.

Hartland Plan Commission approves preliminary plat for new subdivision

Village of Hartland — The village hall was standing-room only Monday night, July 21, as concerned residents crowded in to hear plan commission members and a developer discuss plans for a new subdivision.

Taste of Lake Country back for 11th year

Food lovers, rejoice.

Oconomowoc Focus

Planning Commission gives Theatre on Main the go-ahead to move to new Town of Oconomowoc location

Tthe Town of Oconomowoc Planning Commission this week unanimously voted to welcome Theatre on Main to the Brown Street Market Place.

Oconomowoc common council talks proposed Fowler Lake Village project

Oconomowoc Common Council members clarified some issues about the contentious Fowler Lake Village development during a lengthy discussion on the proposed project.

Oconomowoc Legion Band concert

The 90th anniversary of the Oconomowoc American Legion Band, and the 80th anniversary of the band shell, will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday July 30, with a commemorative concert. The director is Dr. Walter Rich and the guest director David Reul. Ralph Garcia is master of ceremonies. Vocal soloists will be Dave and Betty Reul. Legion Post 91 will present the colors and Oconomowoc Mayor Jim Daley will make a presentation to the band.

Indoor tennis faclity considered for city of Oconomowoc; $4 million project could be open by next fall

Plans for an indoor racket facility got one over the net Monday night when the City of Oconomowoc Park and Recreation board gave unanimous support to the proposal.

Mukwonago Chief

One will emerge from crowded GOP field for District 97 assembly seat

Some are young upstart politicians looking to reach a bigger audience. Others have been around the political realm for a while who are also now looking to take their views to a bigger stage.

Casey Blochowiak returns to district as Rolling Hills Elementary School principal

As former Rolling Hills Elementary School principal Nick Reichhoff takes on the new role of district director of employee and instructional services starting Tuesday, the Mukwonago School Board approved hiring Casey Blochowiak as the next Rolling Hills principal at its Monday meeting.

Three Republican candidates vying for Assembly District 33 seat

When Rep. Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) representing District 33 in the assembly decided to run for an open senate seat, three Republican candidates stepped into the race to fill his shoes.

Judge Dreyfus continues but alters temporary restraining order in Rural Home Cemetery case

In a ruling on July 24, Judge Lee S. Dreyfus said that a temporary restraining order will remain in effect, at least in part, as the Rural Home Cemetery issue works its way through the legal system.

Sussex Sun

Templeton teacher not afraid to fail; try new things

A teacher of 18 years, Schneider adjusts his teaching style to better help the kids in his classroom.

Lieds site redevelopment planned

Town of Lisbon — A proposal to redevelop the 73-acre former Lied's Nursery Center site near the intersection of Highway 74 and Town Line Road into an industrial and commercial business park has won initial approval from town officials.

Schimel: Pergande deal still on

Waukesha — Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel said he is still willing to accept a plea agreement from former Butler Police Lt. Brian Pergande even though Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Donald J. Hassin Jr turned down a previous agreement reached between Schimel and Pergande's attorney Michael Steinle.

Summer program helps students of all ages

The students at the Hamilton School District have many choices this summer for instructional and fun courses.

Kettle Moraine Index

Historic Oconomowoc Masonic lodge is back on the market

Anyone trying to call the Oconomowoc/Hartland Masonic Lodge, 307 N. Lake Street, may discover something new: The number's been disconnected.

Area officials suggest the vacant Ethan Allen property become part of state park

Town of Delafield — Two veteran officials have suggested that the woodlands surrounding the closed Ethan Allen School for Boys detention facility be added to the adjacent Lapham Peak State Park.

Highway 83 reconstruction moving along

It was a beautiful week for Highway 83 construction with no rain delays.

Dousman man accused of his fifth OWI offense since March 1999

A 43-year-old Dousman man faces accusations of drunken driving for the fifth time after he reportedly drank six beers and got behind the wheel.

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