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Pewaukee's Jason Berg stands up and trying to escape Ellsworth's Griffin Magee in the team state championship March 8.
Arrowhead's Jorin Fredman is this year's WIAA Division 1 state gymnastics champion, the first individual state champion in school history, after she scored 9.46 or better in all four events March 8 at the state meet in Wisconsin Rapids.
Pewaukee's highly successful run through the first four games of the WIAA Division 2 state tournament series was a memorable one to say the least.
Featured this week:
- Fish Fry: 4:30-7:30 p.m. March 7, 21, St Paul’s Catholic Church, Highways 83 and D, Genesee Depot. All-you-can-eat menu includes beer battered and baked cod, grilled cheese, curly fries, baked potato, coleslaw, rye bread, applesauce, coffee and milk plus one dessert., (262) 392-2920.
- Luau Fish Fry: 4:30-7 p.m. March 7, St. Charles Catholic Church, 313 Circle Drive, Hartland. Baked gluten free cod or fried cod (all-you-can-eat) and either a baked potato, French fries or potato pancakes. Homemade desserts, as well as your choice of beer, wine or soda for in-house diners. The fish fry has a luau theme. $10 adults in advance, $11 at the door; $6 children 4 to 12; free for children 3 and younger; $5 grilled cheese; $12 almond-crusted cod loin; (262) 367-9922.
- Lake Country Players present "Monty Python’s Spamalot": 7:30 p.m. March 7-8; 2 p.m. March 9; 7:30 p.m. March 14-15; 2 p.m. March 16; 7:30 p.m. March 21-22; 2 p.m. March 23; 7:30 p.m. March 28-29; 2 p.m. March 30, Lake Country Playhouse, 221 E. Capitol Drive, Hartland. $16 - $22 (262) 367-3072 http://www.lakecountryplayhouse.net/index.html.
- Oconomowoc Winter Farmers Market: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 9, 23 (through April 13), Oconomowoc Landscape Supply & Garden Center, County Road K, Oconomowoc. Seasonally grown produce, farm raised items such as brown eggs, grass-fed beef and meats such as elk, goat and lamb plus specialty local seafood products.
Updates to this calendar are made weekly Monday afternoon.
Homegrown harmonica player PT Gazell remembers as a small child listening to the jukebox at the Strand Annex, his father’s malt shop and the go-to place for teenagers emptying out of the downtown theater that inspired its namesake.
I will never forget the first time I saw "Gravity." But October was a long time ago, and as the nine nominees for Best Picture have been poked and prodded, rewatched and studied, I have to think the process has dulled the magic of Alfonso Cuaron's terrifying and fascinating spacewalk.
The continuation of what has been a long, harsh winter is leaving many municipalities in Lake Country worried about remaining road salt supplies and keeping an anxious eye on the possibility of future needs before spring finally arrives.
City of Oconomowoc — The congregation of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in the city's downtown area could soon be relocating, if the congregation green-lights the move in a parishwide vote next month, among other provisions.
Town of Delafield — A proposal to develop 90 residential lots on 150 acres of farmland east of North Shore Drive and Maple Avenue, in the town's northeast quadrant, was sent back to the drawing board by the Plan Commission on March 4.
Village of Pewaukee — The new village parking lot at 201 Oakton Ave. may not be the new site of a farmers market after all. The Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce could seek another site for the proposed market after the Village Board last week decided not to waive park fees.
A write-in candidate for Delafield‘s Fourth Aldermanic District announced Thursday that he would be withdrawing from the race, citing the “spectacle of dirty politics” as his reason for doing so.
Delafield Chamber of Commerce President Scott Steinhorst announced last week that mayoral candidate Kent Attwell has declined to participate in what was expected to be the third and final candidate forum in advance of the April 1 election. The chamber has opted to cancel the event.
Village Board — Two new police officers were sworn in and the Village Board approved organizational changes in the Police Department on March 6.
On March 2 Shorehaven resident Kathryn Beilke turned 103 years old. She started celebrating Friday and was still going strong Monday, greeting dozens of Shorehaven staff and volunteers at the head of her household table, surrounded by 103 mini cupcakes. "You have to keep your mind active and your body moving," smiled Kathryn. "And you always have to look forward to tomorrow….Mind the rules. But keep your sense of humor." Kathryn said she attributes her longevity to her care at Shorehaven. "I've lived in a good place where good people really care about me." When will the birthday partying cease? "Oh, I can go a few more days with balloons, hugs and cupcakes," she laughed. "I'm enjoying this so much I don't want it to stop."
Representatives from Pabst Farms convinced a majority of the Oconomowoc Common Council Tuesday night that the changing economic landscape required a substantial amendment to the site’s development plan.
Village of Big Bend — First the parking lot, then the Village Hall meeting room, then the library and the corridor and soon the whole Big Bend Village Hall was bursting at the seams — all of this 10 minutes before the 6:30 p.m. public hearing on Feb. 27.
True to the Al Capp comic strip that ran from 1934-77, there is no shortage of fun poked at hillbillies, politics and gender roles in the Mukwonago High School musical production of "Li'l Abner," which opened last weekend at the high school.
Village of Big Bend — Residents at a recent Village Board meeting raised concerns earlier this month that trustees don't know what the village is getting itself into by taking over operations of Rural Home Cemetery.
Village of Sussex — Some paid per emergency call volunteer firefighters, who often sacrifice personal time to serve the community, are going to give up a Saturday afternoon this week to help the local food pantry.
Highway superintendents in the Town of Lisbon and the Village of Sussex are facing the possibility of running out of road salt because Canadian salt inventories cannot be shipped across the frozen Great Lakes.
The former owner of Menomonee Falls-based Masterlink Corporation was indicted in federal court last week on charges of filing false loan statements for the company.
The Hamilton Athletic Booster Club (HABC) will celebrate the grand opening its digital store March 10, offering special pricing for spirit wear online and allowing Charger fans to purchase gear directly from the club. HABC has teamed with the National Interscholastic Athletic Development (NIAD) to create a tool that helps the club fundraise while providing products that bear the logos of the high school and its sports teams.
Dousman native Brianna Decker and the United States women's hockey team came back from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, with a silver medal. The 22-year-old standout offered one last look at her journey for Lake Country Publications.
Superintendent Pat Deklotz and Director of Facility Services Dale Zabel have both seen it happen: A visitor to one of the schools in the Kettle Moraine School District (KMSD) enters a building without being buzzed in by office staff — either following someone who was authorized to enter or sliding in before the door closes on someone who exited.
Many of us remember chemistry class. Our instructor lectured, we took copious notes, and once a week we followed step-by-step instructions in a lab with our partner. After a handwritten report, we took a multiple-choice test based on our lecture notes, and the process was repeated all year long.
Heading to referendum on April 1 for the first time since 2001, Kettle Moraine School District hopes to address $49.6 million in needs of the $80 million identified by a comprehensive facilities and technology assessment as part of the district's long-term master plan. The referendum would address district capital maintenance projects, technology infrastructure, safety, security and learning spaces.
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