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September 2014


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Sports director JR Radcliffe and Time Warner Sports Channel's JP Cadorin discuss local sports. Latest episode: Gary Andersen and the Badgers fooball team have a bad week, plus a look back at Arrowhead-Homestead and a glance ahead to Packers opener.


Arrowhead’s Jordan Argue dives into the end zone to tie the score with 1:34 to play against Kettle Moraine on Sept. 6. With the extra-point, Arrowhead held on for a 28-27 win.

Wave of athletic facility upgrades part of attracting families to district

Oconomowoc’s massive athletic-facility upgrades are part of a trend in which schools are renovating to maximize athletic opportunities, and perhaps also keep up with the Joneses.

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Girls Tennis: Oconomowoc vs. Slinger

Oconomowoc squared off with Slinger in a Wisconsin Little Ten tennis battle Sept. 9.

Girls volleyball: Hamilton vs. Brookfield Central

A young Sussex Hamilton girls volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Brookfield Central in Greater Metro Conference play.

Football: Pewaukee vs. Greendale

Greendale re-affirmed its status as the team to beat in the Woodland Conference with a convincing win over Pewaukee that dropped the Pirates to a rare 0-3.

Girls volleyball

Mukwonago girls volleyball team takes second at Becky Werner Invitational

Following its 2013 state title, it seemed the Menomonee Falls girls volleyball team was due to fall off at least a little bit, but at the annual Becky Werner Invitational at Mukwonago, it was the other Indians again walking away with the gold.

Cross country

Kettle Moraine girls run to winner's circle

The first 5,000-meter run in the history of Kettle Moraine's girls cross country program turned out to be a successful one Saturday for the Lasers.

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Weekend Happenings

 Featured this week:   

  • “The Cemetery Club”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11-13, SummerStage at Lapham Peak, W329-N846 County Highway C, Delafield. $17, $15 for seniors and students (262) 337-1560
  • Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m. Sept. 12, Delafield Arts Center, 527 Milwaukee St., Delafield. Meet the artists and view recent paintings by Martin, Ragus, Hoffman and Lehman. The exhibition runs Sept. 12-Oct. 10.,
  • Free Hawks Inn Tours: 1-4 p.m. Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18 (through Oct. 25), Hawks Inn, 426 Wells St., Delafield.
  • Pewaukee Area Historical Society Harvest Fest: 12-5 p.m. Sept. 14, Clark House Museum, 206 E. Wisconsin Ave., Pewaukee. Free and open to the public (262) 691-0233

Updates to this calendar are made weekly Monday afternoon. 

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Living Sunday



New youth football president keeps eye on safety

One might imagine that volunteering to head an organization of 250 children in grades 5 to 8 might be a lot like herding cats, but Gary Wipperman would disagree.

Enjoy the autumn harvest at Elegant Farmer

Whether you're continuing a family tradition or starting a new one this fall, The Elegant Farmer offers a family-friendly, old fashioned farm harvest experience at its annual Autumn Harvest Festival, 10 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 26.

Lake Country Top Stories

Residents asked to follow Hwy. 83 signs in Wales

The village of Wales is asking that the public remember to obey traffic controls specifically in the southbound lanes along the west side from Brandybrook Road to County Highway E.

Stadium honors longtime coach

It was a longtime coming for many.

Lake Country Fire and Rescue will need more revenue in 2015

Village of Nashotah — Taxpayers in the city of Delafield and the villages of Nashotah and Chenequa will probably have to pay a combined total of $192,407 more for emergency fire and medical services in 2015. gets a new look, new name next week

Update: Due to technical issues, the launch of the new website has been delayed until Monday, Sept. 22. We look forward to the opportunity to continue to provide you with great local news on an even more exciting website. 

Letters from Mukwonago school staff praise Dominic Cizauskas' character

One former coach still calls him role model after he was found guilty of third-degree sexual assault.

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Deadline extended for Waukesha County Technical College fundraising

Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) will have a little more time to raise funds for its Integrated Manufacturing Center campaign with the extension of a deadline.

Delafield Art Walk on Sept. 12

City of Delafield — More than two dozen businesses and more than a dozen artists are expected to participate in this year's annual Fall Art Walk between 5 and 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, according to Debra M. Smith, executive director of the Delafield Area Chamber of Commerce.

Friends of Joe's hope to make impact with weekend fundraiser

Joe La Valley has been a friend to many around the area for years. He's helped out when needed and been there for countless friends.

Delafield settles dispute with couple over fence; city accepts $12,000 payment

City of Delafield — A settlement has been reached between the city and homeowners Glenn and Pamela Koehn over a zoning and building dispute involving a fence they built at their 730 Main St. home.

Oconomowoc Focus

AFF partnership adds quality to area

Add the Athletic Fields Forever project to the impressive list of community partnerships that enhance the quality of life in Oconomowoc.

Snyder Insurance in Oconomowoc merges with Waukesha's R&R Insurance Services

R&R Insurance Services, Wisconsin's largest singly-owned independent insurance agency, has acquired Snyder Insurance, an independent agency based in Oconomowoc.

OHS students streaming upward in AP testing results

Oconomowoc High School is on an upward trend, steadily increasing the number of students recognized as Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars every year since the designation first began in 2009.

Shorehaven donates 14-passenger bus to FPWWC

Family Promise of Western Waukesha County (FPWWC) is on a roll. A key factor needed for the program that helps homeless children and their families has been resolved with the recent donation of a vehicle.

Mukwonago Chief

Couple wed in unprecedented ceremony at Old World Wisconsin

Working as interpreters at Old World Wisconsin for more than 20 years each, it seemed only natural that Anne Danko, 45, and Karl Kaphengst, 49, both of Burlington, would get married at a place they considered their second home.

Quiet in court, but community active on Rural Home Cemetery issue

There may not have been any court days this month in regards to Rural Home Cemetery, but it's been far from quiet.

Prairie View Elementary receives Title I recognition for third straight year

For the third straight year, Prairie View Elementary School has earned accolades as a Title I School of Recognition, State Superintendent Tony Evers announced on Sept. 4.

Big Bend Library looks at possible new home

The plan is still in its infancy, but if the stars align just right, Big Bend Library might just find a new home at S89 W22915 Maple Ave., in Big Bend.

Sussex Sun

Sussex administrator defends closed meetings

Village of Sussex — Village Administrator Jeremy Smith has sharply defended the legality of a closed meeting of the village board on May 13.

New intersection planned at Main and Silver Spring

Village of Sussex — Village officials are confident that their proposed plans for improvements on Main Street will be sufficient to handle an estimated additional 1,000 cars a day if a new YMCA/Village Hall complex is constructed on the existing local government campus on Main Street, across the street from the Piggly Wiggly grocery store.

Convenience center at 164/Q in Lisbon opposed

Town of Lisbon — Town Chairman Matt Gehrke warned developers of a proposed fueling station/convenience center and car wash at the southwest corner of Highways Q and 164 that they will have to make major changes in their plans in order to gain approvals from the plan commission and town board.

Hamilton senior wins Miss Teen of Wisconsin

This wasn't something Amanda Klug thought she would enjoy.

Kettle Moraine Index

Kettle Moraine High School traffic flowing through Hwy. 83 work in Wales

Anticipating traffic delays for the majority of the school year due to construction work on Highway 83 and 18 — which is expected to continue through November — Kettle Moraine High School Principal Jeff Walters reached out to families at the beginning of the school year, encouraging students to use bus transportation, if possible, to reduce traffic in the area.

Superhero homecoming at Kettle Moraine High School this week

What better way to start a new school year than by joining the fun of a superheroes-themed homecoming at Kettle Moraine High School?

Kettle Moraine students 'Design-it then Build-it'

A group of Kettle Moraine students spent one of the last weeks of their summer applying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills in a seven day long class offered at Kettle Moraine Middle School, entitled "Design-It then Build-It."

Hwy. 83 work in Wales to move south of the east bridge

Returning from the Labor Day holiday, work continues on the Highway 83 project.

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