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Preps Sports Podcast

Sports director JR Radcliffe and Time Warner Sports Channel's JP Cadorin discuss local sports. Latest episode: Nicolet cancels its 2014 football season and a final look ahead at first kickoff.

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Pewaukee's Emma Coursin competes in the 200-yard freestyle event of the 20th annual Fountainwood Funfest on Aug. 23. The meet is the only outdoor high school swim meet in Wisconsin.


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Fountainwood Fun Fest Invitational swim meet

Fountainwood Fun Fest, in its 20th year, is unique in that it is the only outdoor meet in Wisconsin high school swimming.

Football

Early scare nothing to fear for Lake Country Lutheran

When Rio scored the first 12 points of the game Friday afternoon at Lake Country Lutheran, perhaps there was a hint of doubt that the Lightning would play to the powerhouse level they have established for themselves. The team spent the rest of the game erasing that sentiment.

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Franklin football team catches second wind at Hamilton

Two teams with brand new defenses went at each other on opening night Aug. 21 at Grove Field at Sussex Hamilton High School, and it was Franklin that emerged as the survivor, needing a resounding rally to pull it off.

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Pewaukee almost finds a way

Pewaukee put a bad first half in the rear view mirror, but a missed extra point with less than 1:30 to play kept the Pirates from getting all the way back to even against Waterford.

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KM defense stops Cooney cold

On a hot a night at Oconomowoc's sparkling new Ed Rux Stadium, Kettle Moraine's defense stopped the Raccoons cold Friday.

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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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Weekend Happenings

 Featured this week:   

  • Lake Country Half Marathon: 5 p.m. Aug. 30, Crosspoint Community Church, N Lake Road, Oconomowoc. Enjoy Lake Country atmosphere on 5K and half-marathon courses. Music along the course with numerous water stations and often close to the Fowler Lake shoreline. (920) 574-2972 http://www.crosspointwi.com.
  • The Wisconsin Highland Games: 5-9 p.m. Aug. 29; 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 30; 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Aug. 31, Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Rd., Waukesha. Bagpipes and other music, feats of strength, traditional dance, food, cultural area, kids events, and other Celtic fun. Fish fry Friday 5 to 9 p.m., http://www.waukeshacountyexpo.com/.
  • Vivanco-Gomez Peruvian Guitar Duo: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 30, Mama D’s Coffee, 104 W. Main St. Suite 102, Wales. http://www.mamadscoffee.com/.
  • “The Cemetery Club”: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28-30, Sept. 4-6, 11-13, SummerStage at Lapham Peak, W329-N846 County Highway C, Delafield. $17, $15 for seniors and students (262) 337-1560 http://www.summer-stage.org.

Updates to this calendar are made weekly Monday afternoon. 

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Living Sunday

  


Embracing fun adventures in worldwide scavenger hunt

They didn't choose to stick with a normal, humdrum, week, but instead decided to create "head-turning spectacles," and be part of Guinness World Records with the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen (GISHWHES) during the first week in August.

Wisconsin Houdini magicians club convention comes to Oconomowoc

The name Harry Houdini — perhaps the greatest escape artist of all time — will be on the lips, and in the hearts and minds, of several amateur magicians this Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29-31.

Lake Country Top Stories

Former Mukwonago High School star athlete Dominic Cizauskas sentenced to one year in jail

After being found guilty of third-degree sexual assault by a jury in June, Mukwonago High School graduate and former Wisconsin Badger football recruit Dominic Cizauskas was sentenced to one year in jail and three years probation by Dane County Judge Daniel LaRocque on Monday.

Village of Butler taxes may go up $200 in 2015

Village of Butler — Residents of moderately priced homes are facing the prospects of their municipal real estate tax bills increasing by almost $200 as the result of a proposed debt restructuring plan that may be included in the 2015 village budget.

Y/Village Hall among meeting topics tonight

Village of Sussex — For the first time in what is expected to be several opportunities, village residents will be able to ask questions and express opinions about a proposed agreement between the village and Central Waukesha County YMCA that may result in the construction of a 75,000-square-foot Y facility and a new 45,000-square-foot village hall, both to build on the existing local government campus on Main Street.

Rogers buys former ProHealth Care medical office

Rogers Memorial Hospital has expanded its facilities with the recent acquisition of an Oconomowoc medical office now leased to ProHealth Care.

Hwy 83/16 interchange plans revised

Village of Hartland - Although state highway engineers have scaled back the plans and eliminated the roundabouts, there are still some people in Lake Country who do not like the idea of expanding the Highways 83 and 16 interchange

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Lake Country Reporter

Hartland-Lakeside school year to include early release days

Hartland-Lakeside School District's students and parents will notice a few changes in the upcoming school year.

Clinic in Delafield slated for approval

City of Delafield — The plan commission is expected to approve this week a business plan of operations for the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin clinic at 3195 Hillside Drive. The clinic is expected to open later this year.

Hartland man accused of domestic abuse, vandalism

A 39-year-old Hartland man has been accused of coercing his ex-girlfriend into his car, driving erratically and threatening to kill her before leaving her on the side of the road.

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.

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

Town of Mukwonago Board looks for guidance on budget

With the prospect of placing resource officers in schools in the town of Mukwonago at a standstill, and pressing budgetary issues that could result in reductions to town services, the town board will investigate creating a survey for residents to address the growing needs of the town.

Mukwonago woman accused of reckless homicide for role in heroin overdose death

A 26-year-old Mukwonago woman faces homicide charges for her alleged role in the overdose death of Mitchell Nuernberger.

Operation Reassurance, a new police partnership program, will assist those in need

The village and town of Mukwonago police departments are partnering to support local residents in a new way.

Mukwonago's mountain bike team racing in Waukesha

The Wisconsin High School Cycling League is bringing mountain biking to Wisconsin this fall with the first race in Minooka Park on Sunday, Aug. 31.

Sussex Sun

Y/Village Hall among meeting topics tonight

Village of Sussex — For the first time in what is expected to be several opportunities, village residents will be able to ask questions and express opinions about a proposed agreement between the village and Central Waukesha County YMCA that may result in the construction of a 75,000-square-foot Y facility and a new 45,000-square-foot village hall, both to build on the existing local government campus on Main Street.

Village of Butler taxes may go up $200 in 2015

Village of Butler — Residents of moderately priced homes are facing the prospects of their municipal real estate tax bills increasing by almost $200 as the result of a proposed debt restructuring plan that may be included in the 2015 village budget.

What you need to know for back to school

The new school year begins Tuesday, Sept. 2.

New information system for students in Hamilton School District

The Hamilton School District will be moving in a different technological direction.

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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