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April 2014


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Keep up with all the happenings on the local prep hoops landscape with our weekly page, updated every Monday morning with area rankings, a Player of the Week, photos, games to watch and more.


Kettle Moraine's Cameron Goodman (24) heads downfield during the match at home against Waukesha on Monday, April 21, 2014.


Sueflohn ready to make last swing count

As the years pass, the progress steadily improves for Jake Sueflohn.

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Boys lacrosse: Kettle Moraine vs. Waukesha

The Waukesha boys lacrosse team defeated Kettle Moraine on April 21, 11-6.


Cooney bats come alive against Kenosha Tremper

Oconomowoc junior pitcher Logan Wonn won his third game in as many appearances on April 22, working a complete game and helping the Raccoons improve to 4-3 on the season with an 11-4 victory against Kenosha Tremper. Wonn struck out nine and walked three at Roosevelt Field, and his offense backed him up.

Boys golf

PHS golfers win scramble title

Host Pewaukee's boys golf team won its own PHS Scramble event Tuesday at Naga-Waukee with 110 strokes. The Pirates were followed by New Berlin Eisenhower with 115, Greendale 116 and New Berlin West 122.

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Girls soccer: Oconomowoc vs. Whitnall

Dani Sowinski posted a hat trick and the Oconomowoc girls soccer team downed Whitnall in a nonconference match, 4-0.


Sivak hurls no-hitter for OHS girls

Suddenly, Oconomowoc's softball team is back in the game.

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Weekend Happenings

 Featured this week: 

  • Rummage and Bake Sale: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 25; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. April 26, Queen of Apostles School, 449 W. Wisconsin Ave., Pewaukee. Bag sale Saturday.
  • HeartChase: 9 a.m. April 26, Downtown Delafield, Genesee St. and Milwaukee St., Delafield. HeartChase is a community-wide competition to solve clues and complete activities that engage friends and families in a race to the finish. Participants form teams and participate in activities at checkpoints around town. Registration is free, however, teams that fundraise can receive additional race advantages. (414) 227-1451.
  • Rain Gardens & Rain Barrels Workshop: 2-3 p.m. April 26, Good Harvest Market, 1850 Meadow Lane, Waukesha. Discover how rain barrels help restore the natural hydrology in the environment while saving money plus how to install rain barrels and create rain gardens.,
  • Pancakes & Porkies Breakfast: 8-11:30 a.m. April 27, Sussex United Methodist Church, Main St, Sussex. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee., $5 adults, $3 ages 5 to 12, free children 4 and younger.

Updates to this calendar are made weekly Monday afternoon. 

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Living Sunday


McAleer ends 28 years of service

City of Delafield - At midnight on April 14, Ed McAleer, 67, a California born welder and sheet metal worker, officially finished his seventh term as mayor and ended 28 years of service to the city that spanned four decades.

Moms, daughters, enter Mukwonago Publications look alike contest

How many times has someone told you how much you look like your mother, or mistaken mother and daughter for sisters? Here's your chance to share those striking similarities with Mukwonago Publications readers, in our Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest.

Lake Country Top Stories

Two killed in Genesee crash Wednesday morning

A 23-year-old Waukesha woman and 23-year-old Milwaukee man were killed in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday on Sunset Drive (Highway DE) east of Highway 83 in the town of Genesee.

Waukesha County prepares for national drug disposal day

Local residents will be able to ditch old and expired medication at locations throughout Waukesha County from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26.

Scuppernong Springs development in Town of Delafield will finally be completed

Town of Delafield — Town officials are in the process of approving construction of 18 condominium units in nine buildings that will complete a residential development near Highway 83 and Lexington Lane that was started more than a decade ago.

Years in the making, new zoning law aids development in Genesee, Oconomowoc and Vernon townships

A bill that affects town zoning in the making for years has been signed into law thanks in part to the work of officials in the towns of Genesee, Oconomowoc and Vernon.

Clinical trial provides hope after cancer diagnosis

You don't forget the day you learn you have cancer. You don't forget the words, "We would have never guessed," "I'm so sorry," and "It's spreading." It becomes your personal 9/11, when two words like "metastatic melanoma" crash into your towers of reality and change your life forever.

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Judge approves sale of local American TV store

A Dane County judge on Monday, April 21, approved the sale of shuttered American TV & Appliance stores in Pewaukee and Brown Deer to John Schlueter of American Property Acquisition LLC for $7.25 million.

Spring weather brings parking problems in city of Delafield

City of Delafield — Rude and inattentive motorist using the Park & Ride lot at Highway C and Interstate 94 are making life difficult for residents in the neighborhood.

Adam Neylon announces his re-election bid for the 98th Assembly District seat

Rep. Adam Neylon (R-Pewaukee) has announced he is seeking re-election to his 98th Assembly District seat in the state Legislature.

Hartland hires new village clerk

The Hartland Village Board approved Friday hiring Darlene Igl to replace retiring village clerk Connie Casper.

Oconomowoc Focus

Tommy Lin to challenge validity of search warrant

An attorney for Tommy Lin, the Fong’s Garden owner charged last fall with possession of child pornography, said at a court hearing Monday that he would challenge a search warrant executed by police at Lin’s home.

Mud Lake to gain nature trail with help of Silver Lake Intermediate School

Work is slated to begin on a conservancy area that will become an outdoor classroom for students at the adjacent Silver Lake Intermediate School .

Woman charged with stealing handgun from Oconomowoc home

A 24-year-old woman was accused last week of stealing a handgun from her parent’s Oconomowoc residence and selling it to a Milwaukee drug dealer.

Plant trees on Arbor Day to commenorate loved ones

Arbor Day in Oconomowoc will have a special meaning this year for those who have donated funds for city trees to be planted in memory or honor of loved ones.

Mukwonago Chief

Vernon supervisor vacancy to be filled by appointment

Town of Vernon — The open seat for Supervisor 2 will be appointed.

Raise in store for chairman, treasurer in Town of Eagle

Town of Eagle — Town annual meetings are meant to offer residents an opportunity to set their own agenda for their own meeting. Electors are invited to come in for brief reports on financials and town activities and are welcome to make a motion of their own for change. This year, in the town of Eagle, that change wasn't for reform, it was for recognition.

Mukwonago Schools offer more options for summer school

With wishful thinking that summer will actually arrive, the Mukwonago Area School District School Board on March 24 approved an expanded listing of summer school courses, ranging form STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to theater and art.

Medical fund works to replenish funds

The Mukwonago Catastrophic Medical Fund Inc. is hoping to replenish its funds with a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. April 26 at St. James Catholic Parish Activity Center, 830 Highway NN East.

Sussex Sun

Wenger, a passionate voice for Town of Lisbon, dies at 71

Town of Lisbon — One of the strongest and most-passionate voices for the incorporation of the Town of Lisbon into a village has been silenced.

New Butler trustees optimistic

Village of Butler — Two newly elected trustees are optimistic that communications between village residents, the village board, and the police department can improve.

Man accused of conspiring to burglarize Kohl's

A 31-year-old Milwaukee man was accused last week of conspiring to burglarize a Kohl’s department store in Menomonee Falls.

Library dispute continues

Village of Sussex — The court-ordered mediation intended to resolve the dispute over about 65 acres of farmland between the Town of Lisbon and the Pauline Haass Library Board is not likely to begin soon and may eventually include the Village of Sussex, according to both Lisbon and Library Board representatives.

Kettle Moraine Index

Expected closure for Highway 83 construction delayed due to bad weather

Weather, always a key factor in road construction, is the cause of a delay in the expected May 1 closure and detour of Highways DE/E during the Highway 83 road construction project. No revised date has been set yet for that work.

Detour signs out for Dousman Main Street renovation

The Village of Dousman has put up detour signs around it's Main Street project. Village President Jack Nissen said that the late spring has set the project back approximately a month but crews are already removing watering from the area to move along with the project.

KM could face challenges with 2014-15 budget

The Kettle Moraine School District will face some challenges in its 2014-15 budget, with lower enrollment, a drop in the revenue limit and anticipated cuts to state aid.

Kettle Moraine students shine in state WKCE tests

Kettle Moraine School District (KMSD) students scored well above the state's average in math and reading in the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations (WKCE).

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