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Preps Sports Podcast

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.

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Oconomowoc's Alix Larson powers her way out of the sand trap on the18th hole at Washington County Golf Course on Aug. 14.


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Girls Golf: Pius Invite

Defending state champion Arrowhead led the field when golfers competed at the Pius Invite at Washington County Golf Course in Hartford.

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Lake Country football teams prep for season

Area football teams have been on the field prepping for the start of the 2014 season, beginning Aug. 22 for most squads.

Boys soccer

Warhawks focused on upcoming tasks

As expected, Arrowhead will have its hands full replacing graduated standouts, but head coach Jeff Staus is confident the team is capable of making necessary adjustments.

Boys soccer

For Pewaukee, time to finish what it started

Pewaukee, which lost in double overtime last season at the WIAA Division 3 state tournament last fall to Green Bay Notre Dame, 1-0, will be playing in Division 2 this time around in the postseason. It's the 15th year under coach Randy Staus, and it's all about unfinished business.

Land O’Lakes

Muskies all business, win LOL West crown

Not even the presence of future Land O'Lakes Hall of Famers was enough for the underdog Lannon Stonemen on Aug. 17 in the LOL Western Division championship game.

Ribbon cutting at OHS Rux Stadium on Friday

The ribbon cutting for the new Rux Stadium at Oconomowoc High School will be held this Friday.

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Weekend Happenings

 Featured this week:   

  • Wings Over Waukesha: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 23-24, Crites Field, 2651 Aviation Dr., Waukesha. National aerobatics acts including female pilots, educational seminars, kids activities, aircraft, museum for military heroes, war planes, military items plus food, beverages and aviation-related merchandise for sale. Pancake breakfast Sunday. Rides on B-17 and helicopter extra. Adults $15 at the door, $12 advance; youth $7; free for children 4 and younger.
  • St. Agnes Parish Festival: 4-11 p.m. Aug. 22; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 23, St. Agnes Parish, 12801 W. Fairmount Ave., Butler. Varies (262) 781-9521.
  • Depot Museum: 1-4 p.m. Aug. 23, The Depot Museum, N63 W23075 Main St, Sussex. The Sussex-Lannon Area Historical Society Depot Museum includes the new Sussex/Lannon Land O’ Lakes baseball exhibit, and ongoing local Taverns & Saloons presentation. Parking is available at Piggly Wiggly or the municipal parking lot across Main Street., $4 (262) 246-3603.
  • Shattered — Rolling Stones tribute band: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22, SummerStage at Lapham Peak, W329-N846 County Highway C, Delafield. $12, $10 for seniors and students; $5 for youth (262) 337-1560 http://www.summer-stage.org.

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Living Sunday

  


Love is in the air

Steve Betzler was enamored with this plane.

Old World interpreters to wed at OWW home

When Anne Danko and Karl Kaphengst met as interpreters at Old World Wisconsin 20 years ago, each knew that they had found a kindred spirit in the history-loving other. Little did they know how that this historic museum would not only be the site of their employment, but of their courtship and, on Sept. 6, their historic wedding as well. It will performed as a legal ceremony in the style of the 1880s Pomeranian immigrants to Wisconsin.

Lake Country Top Stories

Fowler Lake Village project survives aldermanic RFP resolution

City of Oconomowoc — A few common council members were prepared this week to suspend all talks with developer Jeff Seymour about his proposed Fowler Lake Village project.

Never too old to jump from a plane; retired Dousman teacher celebrates 90th birthday in style

When Dorothy Gartzke stood in front of the open door of the air plane, she thought, "It's my time, I'm ready to go," and she jumped, falling from about 11,000 feet, guided by an expert sky diver, to celebrate her 90th birthday.

Swallow School to hold off on referendum for now

After a series of tours, listening sessions and a communitywide survey, Swallow School District will not be going to a Nov. 4 referendum.

Town puts brakes on idea of resource officers for Mukwonago schools

The town of Mukwonago board decided not to draft a resolution to raise the levy limit on Aug. 13, which could have placed a referendum question on the fall ballot.

New Sussex village hall plans discussed

Village of Sussex — Although the project has yet to be publicly debated or approved, an 11-member citizen advisory committee last week got its first look at proposed floor plans for a new two- or three-story Village Hall that might be built next to a new YMCA building adjacent to the Pauline Haass Library, all part of a new civic center campus on Main Street.

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November tax referendum in Chenequa

Village of Chenequa — Voters will be asked in a Nov. 4 general election referendum to approve a village real estate tax levy that is about $85,000 higher than allowed by state law.

Pewaukee Schools tax levy to drop in 2014-15

Residents got some good news at Monday's Pewaukee School Board hearing.

Lisbon's Twin Pine Farm subdivision featured in Parade of Homes

Town of Lisbon — For the first time in at least 15 years, the Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) is staging a Parade of Homes in the town of Lisbon and they are pleased with the success of the event.

Park named after longtime Pewaukee residents

A longtime Pewaukee native and his father are being recognized by the place they have called home.

Oconomowoc Focus

Oconomowoc Area School Board gets pay raise for first time in 11 years

Oconomowoc Area School District — Electors voted to give school board members a raise Tuesday night at the annual board meeting.

Voters approve advisory levy increase

With about a dozen voters in the audience, a 5.26 percent increase in the total tax levy unanimously approved for the Oconomowoc Area School District at its annual meeting Tuesday night.

Oconomowoc woman allegedly sold, used heroin for almost one year

City of Oconomowoc — A 27-year-old Oconomowoc woman stands accused of selling heroin to a police informant, and possibly others, on three separate occasions.

St. Paul's church to host discussion on Fowler Lake Village project

City of Oconomowoc — Anyone interested in finding out more about the proposed Fowler Lake Village project will soon have another chance to ask their questions and voice their opinions directly to city officials and developer Jeff Seymour.

Mukwonago Chief

Law enforcement is in the blood line for the Schmidts, Pileggis

Village of Mukwonago Police Chief Kevin Schmidt used to watch his dad lead the Mukwonago Fire Department. Village of Mukwonago Police Lieutenant Ken Pileggi used to watch his dad get ready for his work as a deputy, state trooper, chief of police and public safety officer.

Waukesha's Scott Allen wants to keep Gov. Scott Walker's message going in assembly

Scott Allen, the winner of the state Assembly District 97 Republican primary last week, said he was inspired by a key election moment in 2010.

Cody Horlacher easily wins 33rd Assembly District seat last week

Voters took to the polls last week in the partisan primary and selected Cody Horlacher out of three Republicans vying for the 33rd Assembly District seat that was vacated with Stephen Nass (R-Whitewater) running for the 11th Senate District.

Mukwonago Area Chamber of Commerce welcoming six businesses in one day

The Mukwonago Area Chamber of Commerce is going to be busy Thursday. Six chamber members have either recently opened or recently relocated leading to one exhausting day for those big scissors.

Sussex Sun

Lisbon's Twin Pine Farm subdivision featured in Parade of Homes

Town of Lisbon — For the first time in at least 15 years, the Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) is staging a Parade of Homes in the town of Lisbon and they are pleased with the success of the event.

New Sussex village hall plans discussed

Village of Sussex — Although the project has yet to be publicly debated or approved, an 11-member citizen advisory committee last week got its first look at proposed floor plans for a new two- or three-story Village Hall that might be built next to a new YMCA building adjacent to the Pauline Haass Library, all part of a new civic center campus on Main Street.

School supplies donated to Sussex children in need

With the beginning of the school year on the horizon, students in need will be getting a little extra help.

Sussex's Mindemann home could be saved, moved

Sussex — The Betty Mindemann home in downtown Sussex has been sold to the village of Sussex. The site, located between the Pauline Haass Public Library and the current village hall, will likely be used for a new village hall complex.

Kettle Moraine Index

Delafield alderman urges long-range planning for Lake Country Fire and Rescue

City of Delafield — Although Fire Chief Jack Edwards says he can trim another $94,000 from the $2 million budget for Lake Country Fire and Rescue, a Delafield alderman says that the chief and the governing body for the consolidated fire department need to be more aggressive in their long-range financial planning.

Three Pillars senior living communities in Dousman adds new top executive

Dousman — Three Pillars Senior Living Communities announced it has hired a new chief operating officer, Richard Mapes.

Good weather moves Hwy. 83 work along

The workers on Highway 83 and 18 had beautiful weather to make progress last week.

Kettle Moraine Explore receives charter grant funds

Kettle Moraine Explore is among 51 Wisconsin charter schools that shared $8.17 million in grants for the 2014-15 school year, a Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announcement says.

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