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July 2014


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North Prairie's Tyler Dykewa beats the tag as he successfully steals third base in a Land O'Lakes Southwestern Division baseball game against Dousman on July 20.


Hamilton comes up one win short of state

In the sport of baseball, good pitching has been tough to beat. It's been that way since the game began more than 100 years ago.


Ausloos sends KM to heartbreaking defeat

Brookfield Central's Matt Ausloos doesn't have the size or the fastball that Lancers aces Elijah Goodman and Luke Sommerfeld possess. But when it comes to big games, coach Jeff Bigler never hesitates to put his senior right-hander on the mound.


Composed McGowan fronts Pirates charge to sectional

Give Pewaukee junior Steve McGowan a baseball on the mound and a bat on his shoulder, and he'll do the rest – at least this time.


Arrowhead bats go eerily silent after hot start

Arrowhead sent eight batters to the plate in the top of the first inning Friday night at Regner Park in West Bend, leading to a pair of runs. It was the start Warhawks baseball coach Vince Mancuso was looking for in his team's WIAA summer baseball regional final against West Bend West.


Dombrowski has been a Laser for every season

Next year, three sports teams at Kettle Moraine High School have a big hole to fill when Robbie Dombrowski moves on. As a wide receiver, a hockey forward or catcher, the senior has thrived across the board.


Fischer dazzles as Hamilton advances

Even after a 25-minute delay catalyzed by rain storms, the Hamilton baseball team was walking off the Rock Sports Complex field turf in Franklin just more than an hour and a half after first pitch Tuesday, mere moments before the rain began to fall again.

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Weekend Happenings

 Featured this week:  .

  • Pancake Breakfast, Flea Market and Car Show: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. July 27, Downtown Lannon, Main Street, Lannon. Pancake breakfast plus flea market with antiques, collectibles tools, crafts and food. Also Funny Car demo and more.
  • Kids From Wisconsin: 7:30 p.m. July 25, Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E. Forest St., Oconomowoc. Popular youth music group features 20 singer/dancers and a 13-piece band chosen from among the state’s finest musician ages 15 to 20. Fundraiser for the Oconomowoc Breakfast Club., $20 adults, $17 seniors, $10 children 17 and younger .
  • “Bonnie & Clyde”: 7:30 p.m. July 24-25; 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. July 26; 2 p.m. July 27, Lake Country Playhouse, 221 E. Capitol Dr., Hartland. $16 - $22 (262) 367-4697
  • “Evita”: 7:30 p.m. July 24-26; 4 p.m. July 27, Theatre on Main, 25 S. Main St., Oconomowoc. $20 Adults; $15 Students & Seniors (262) 853-7628

Updates to this calendar are made weekly Monday afternoon. 

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Tailgate with the Green Bay Packers at Wisconsin Harley-Davidson

Who doesn't love a tailgate party in Wisconsin?

North Prairie resident takes on challenge of one-woman play

Minimal stage props, one actress portraying seven characters — daunting, challenging, scary? Yes, and that's what drew Deanna Strasse to "The Amish Project," a play by Jessica Dickey.

Lake Country Top Stories

Secrecy surrounds waste contracts

Delafield Mayor Michele DeYoe is like a lot of other Lake Country residents: She has "up-the-drive" garbage service where a waste hauler comes to her door step to collect her garbage and recyclables rather than picking them up on the side of the street in front of her house.

Dousman's Derby Days celebration hopping, despite road construction

Dousman — Hop to it and join the fun provided by the annual tradition of Dousman Derby Days, planned this year for July 25-27 at Cory Park.

Construction could begin this fall on Delafield's Wells Street Station project

City of Delafield — Jason Steiner, the city's largest downtown landlord, is hoping that his proposed residential and commercial development, Wells Street Station, between Wells and Main Streets, will be under construction by late 2014 and two of the apartment buildings will be completed by spring 2015.

Shorehaven of Oconomowoc to build a new state-of-the-art rehab gymnasium

Shorehaven is planning changes to its campus as it works to formalize an expansion project to meet future needs.

Mukwonago family holding benefit in son's memory

Today the Kirkpatrick family is celebrating the 1-year-old birthday of Jackson Lee, the first baby born to Cory, a Village of Mukwonago police officer and his wife Sarah, a home health aid.

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Hartland Plan Commission approves preliminary plat for new subdivision

Village of Hartland — The village hall was standing-room only Monday night, July 21, as concerned residents crowded in to hear plan commission members and a developer discuss plans for a new subdivision.

Taste of Lake Country back for 11th year

Food lovers, rejoice.

County briefs Delafield council on waste contracts

City of Delafield — Common Council members learned Monday, July 21, that they could expect to pay as much as 45 percent more, under a new contract, for "up-the-drive" waste collection compared to automated curbside service.

New Pewaukee toy store owner inspired by her own children

Opened since July 2, Silly Willyz caters to all toy lovers, but especially those who miss nostalgic toys.

Oconomowoc Focus

Indoor tennis faclity considered for city of Oconomowoc; $4 million project could be open by next fall

Plans for an indoor racket facility got one over the net Monday night when the City of Oconomowoc Park and Recreation board gave unanimous support to the proposal.

Village of Summit gets $253,000 state loan for capital improvements

Approval of a state trust fund loan from the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands will move along several capital improvement projects in the village of Summit.

Krakauer's taking it on the road

Shortly after the Oconomowoc Arts Center opened its doors in 2008, Manager Michael Duncan hired Robin Krakauer to assist in the myriad responsibilities associated with the running of the state-of-the-art venue. On any given day you could find her doing everything from selling tickets to planning the marketing for upcoming shows and events.

Little free libraries sprouting up in Oconomowoc

If you build it, they will take a book, leave a book and it's free.

Mukwonago Chief

Mukwonago family holding benefit in son's memory

Today the Kirkpatrick family is celebrating the 1-year-old birthday of Jackson Lee, the first baby born to Cory, a Village of Mukwonago police officer and his wife Sarah, a home health aid.

High wheeling is all in the family for these local ladies

Tammy Simonson's interest in high wheelers started as a kid with the Great Circus Parade.

Forums for District 97 state assembly race coming up

Primary elections are quickly approaching in Waukesha County, and with them come several candidate forums and resources to help voters learn about the candidates and their positions for two of the contested races. 

Karla Lang discusses being Big Bend's new library director

Karla Lang of the town of Vernon has taken over as the new director of the Big Bend Village Library after the retirement of longtime director Sadie Soneberg.

Sussex Sun

Summer program helps students of all ages

The students at the Hamilton School District have many choices this summer for instructional and fun courses.

Pauline Haass library assets at issue in Lisbon/Sussex split

Town of Lisbon — Town officials say they would prefer to begin negotiations with the village of Sussex now, rather than after Jan 1, regarding how the two communities will divide the assets of the Pauline Haass Library, following the town's decision to terminate the joint municipal agreement that funds most of the library operations.

Hamilton offers drivers’ education

Registration for Hamilton High School summer drivers’ education – including theory, simulation and behind-the-wheel – is underway. Registration forms are available in the high school front lobby. Completed forms with fees will be accepted at the high school office during school hours or by mail before Aug. 1. Students who will be 16 years old by March 30, 2015 are eligible to enroll in all three phases of the program.

Winners awarded at Sussex Lions Daze parade

Village of Sussex — The Sussex Lions Daze parade had almost 70 units and lasted a little more than an hour on Sunday, July 13. Parade attendees started setting out chairs as early as Monday, July 7, hoping to get an advantageous spot to view the festivities.

Kettle Moraine Index

Area officials suggest the vacant Ethan Allen property become part of state park

Town of Delafield — Two veteran officials have suggested that the woodlands surrounding the closed Ethan Allen School for Boys detention facility be added to the adjacent Lapham Peak State Park.

Highway 83 reconstruction moving along

It was a beautiful week for Highway 83 construction with no rain delays. | 8:31 a.m.

Dousman man accused of his fifth OWI offense since March 1999

A 43-year-old Dousman man faces accusations of drunken driving for the fifth time after he reportedly drank six beers and got behind the wheel.

Curb, gutter installs begins in downtown Dousman

The following is information on the Village of Dousman's Main Street road reconstruction project.

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