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Gilbert Brown talks to campers at his All-Star football camp in Oconomowoc last year. This year, the Packers legend will once again offer the camp, and local youth can enter to win a free registration by telling us their favorite Packers memory.
Share your Packers love and earn a chance to attend the Gilbert Brown All Star Football Camp free of charge. In 150-200 words, students in grades 1-through-8 can tell us what they love about the Packers, or describe a favorite Packers memory.
Kettle Moraine's basbeall team kept its hopes for an undefeated season in the Classic 8 Conference alive Tuesday night. But the Lasers had to survive anxious moments in the final four innings against Catholic Memorial.
- Photo gallery: Kettle Moraine vs. Catholic Memorial
There have been some outstanding hitters in the history of the girls softball program at Kettle Moraine High School, girls who have ranked with the best in the state. That list includes the likes of Aubri Rote, Brynn Wessberg and Katie McCann. All earned reputations for putting up huge offensive numbers.
Execution stood out as the difference between Lake Country Lutheran and Greenwood in the WIAA Division 4 state championship game June 13 in Appleton, a game that turned in Greenwood's favor in the final innings of a 6-4 heatbreaker for Lightning nation.
Dan Carey, who injected new life into the Sussex Hamilton girls basketball program, will resign his position as Chargers coach to pursue a position as full-time video coordinator for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's hoops team.
Featured this week:
- Summer Stage presents “The Foreigner”: 7:30 p.m. June 20-22, 27-29, Lapham Peak Unit, County Highway E, Hartland. (262) 337-1560 http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/parks/specific/lapham/.
- Lake Country Clean Water Festival: 5-11:30 p.m. June 21; 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. June 22, Lakefront Park, 222 W. Wisconsin Ave., Pewaukee. Festival includes a Learn to Ski clinic, fishing Festival includes a Learn to Ski clinic, fishing clinic, log rolling clinic, wakeboard demonstration, adaptive water skiing demonstration, water ski show, boot camp exercise program and Zumba on the beach plus pontoon boat, kayak and paddleboard rides. There will also be various organizations representing clean water concerns plus live music, food and beverages.
- Summer Solstice Celebration: 7 a.m. June 22, Oconomowoc City Beach Bandshell, 324 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc. Join Abundant Joy Yoga & Wellness for a Summer Solstice Celebration. 108 Sun Salutations with live music from 7 to 9 a.m. Stand up paddleboard classes following at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Sign up at the website.
- Strawberry Festival: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 23, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 36014 Sunset Dr., Summit. Features strawberry shortcake, sundaes and pies plus grilled food, Sprecher root beer and floats, bake and book sale. Live jazz from 1 to 3 p.m., http://www.stmarys-dousman.com/.
Updates to this calendar are made weekly Monday afternoon.
Valerie Oswalt of Mukwonago spent her 19th birthday in Haiti with 10 other people she just met on a mission trip, and she barely remembered it was her birthday. The mission trip was something she'd always wanted to do, so when she heard Sean Forrest sing at a Catholic youth conference and learned he was leading a mission trip to Haiti, she couldn't wait to go. Now she can't wait to return.
Today is the day set aside to honor those special men in your life: your father, grandfather, husband, or others who have played a significant part in nurturing you or your children.
Hartbrook Mall property owners seem to be in rough financial waters, at least according to a May 15 letter sent out to leasing businesses.
Approximately 80 to 90 people packed into the Oconomowoc Common Council chambers Tuesday night to express their dissatisfaction with a plan to build a Walmart Super Center and Sam’s Club at Pabst Farms Town Centre.
Town of Genesee — A new committee will examine the town Park and Recreation Department after an examination of previous years' revenue showed a $40,000 shortfall over the course of four years.
With the Wisconsin Supreme Court issuing an order declining to hear the appeal challenging the constitutionality of the state mascot law late last week, Mukwonago High School now faces the finality of changing its logo. (8)
City of Oconomowoc — Although they appear to have avoided an impasse, the committee discussing the consolidation of the City of Ocnomowoc Fire Department into Lake Country Fire and Rescue (LCFR) is not likely to achieve its mission by the end of the year.(3)
While the Fireworks Fundraising Committee in Pewaukee was able to save the fireworks this year, it was still on the minds of city and village officials this week.
City of Delafield — Warden's Ace Hardware — a retail fixture in the Highway 83/I-94 business district for decades — is being taken over by the family that operates a larger Ace Hardware store on Highway 83, south of Hartford.
It's the 18th anniversary for the Pewaukee Kiwanis Beach Party from June 21-22, and it could be the best one yet.
Community support for universal playground Imagination Station has played off over the years that have passed since it was built by the community.
The gardens at the home of Jon and MaryAnn Gedymin, 617 N. Lake Road, are one of the gardens on the Oconomowoc Woman's Club Garden Tour this year. MaryAnn Gedymin is the primary gardener in the house. She indicated that at different seasons she has favorites, such as columbine in the spring, roses in the summer, etc. Gedymin has many garden areas with various plantings, most of which are perennials, but she has some annuals in pots which get moved around between the gardens when a pop of color is required.
A lot more new life is planned for a historic home on Pleasant Street, as it will soon bustle with travelers. Randy and Sara Bangs last week closed on the sale of the home at 329 Pleasant St., which they will convert into a bed-and-breakfast.(2)
The Mukwonago Community Library has announced its new director.
The Eagle Volunteer Fire Department, American Legion Post 535 and Eagle Lions Club have teamed up to bring a 51st year of summer fun to Eagle.
Reducing four teaching positions and health insurance plan design changes helped the Mukwonago Area School District realize a 4.5-percent decrease in benefits expenses, which helped lower the operational budget more than $45,000 from the 2012-13 school year, according to Director of Business Services Darren Clark.
Mukwonago Lions Summerfeste is back in Field Park this weekend. The event kicks off Thursday, June 13, and brings music, sports, a parade and fireworks to help celebrate summer.
Village of Sussex — State officials and Meijer Co. representatives do not know what impact, if any, a new environmental report will have on plans to break ground this summer for the construction of a nearly 200,000-square-foot Meijer grocery and household retail center near the intersection of highways 164 and K (Lisbon Road).(3)
A ceremonial groundbreaking will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday at the site of the future Mammoth Springs Development to kickoff the start of a more than $19 million mixed use development.
Members of the Hamilton High School class of 2013 received their diplomas Saturday, June 15. Candidates for graduation were:
Graduate Dustin Feider was chosen to receive the 2013 Hamilton High School Distinguished Alumnus Award that was presented at the school's June 15 graduation ceremonies.
A Little Free Library in front of the Wales-Genesee Lions Club in Genesee Depot was the brainchild of Waterford High School senior Annie Burdick. An avid reader, Burdick created the library as a Girl Scout project. The weather-tight box holds a couple dozen books that can be read and returned or replaced with others.
The Legend Golf Club owner Jack Gaudion has added another club to his name.
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- Winter Services, Inc. Hires General Manager
- Hamilton students score high in W!SE Financial Literacy Certification
- Lake Country Clean Water Festival Makes a Splash
- Palmyra-Eagle Students Studying Abroad
- Express Employment Professionals Awarded “Best of Staffing”
- First annual Village Extreme to be held June 22, 2013 in Brookfield Village
- Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Annual Picnic
- FREE Week- Basketball Academy
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