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September 2014


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Preps Sports Podcast

Sports director JR Radcliffe and Time Warner Sports Channel's JP Cadorin discuss local sports. Latest episode: Muskego head coach Ken Krause stops by to talk about his Warriors, the surprise frontrunner in the Classic 8 and perhaps the best offensive team in the state.


Oconomowoc quarterback George Kneiser (2) looks across his offensive line during the game against West Bend East on Sept. 12.

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Cross Country: Arrowhead Invite

The Arrowhead boys and Whitefish Bay girls cross country teams emerged as champions from the star-studded Arrowhead Invite.

Girls swimming

Warhawks impressive at swim relays

The Waukesha South/Mukwonago girls swim team has captured the last three WIAA Division 1 state championships. Each of those three years, Arrowhead had to settle for second place. So last Thursday the two longtime Classic 8 and state meet rivals met in the 2014 Classic 8 Conference Relays at Waukesha West, and the talented Warhawks made a bold statement that they plan on making a serious run to knock South/Mukwonago off of their perch.


Warhawks gridders have final say again

In the Classic 8 opener, it was "The Drive." Few sequels arrive as quickly as this one did.

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Girls tennis: Muskego vs. Kettle Moraine

The Kettle Moraine girls tennis team remained unbeaten in Classic 8 play with a 7-0 win over Muskego.

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.

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Weekend Happenings

 Featured this week:   

  • Live: Papi Makaena at Family Fish Fry: 5-7:30 p.m. Sept. 19, Peace Lutheran Church & Academy, Maple Ave, Sussex. free music, dinner $4-$10
  • Sam Llanas Concert: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19, SummerStage at Lapham Peak, W329-N846 County Highway C, Delafield. $12, $10 for seniors and students; $5 for youth (262) 337-1560
  • Art Gallery Reception: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 203 W. Wisconsin Ave., Pewaukee. Presented by the Pewaukee Area Arts Council. Stroll the gallery, meet the artists, listen to soft music and vote on your favorite. The exhibit runs Sept. 20 to Nov. 20.
  • “Churchill: Man of the Century”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E. Forest St., Oconomowoc. Adults $24; seniors and college students $20; high school and younger $16.

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

Rifle found in Pewaukee High School student's trunk

City of Oconomowoc — An Oconomowoc teenager allegedly brought a rifle to school with him but said he was keeping it in his car for "temporary storage."

Another suspect charged in connection to Delafield man's overdose death

City of Dousman — Another individual faces a felony murder charge for an alleged connection to the overdose death of Mitchell Nuernberger of Delafield.

Lisbon Town Board places Clerk/Administrator Elizabeth Kraus on administrative leave

Town of Lisbon — Clerk/Administrator Elizabeth Kraus has been placed on paid administrative leave by Town Chairman Matt Gehrke pending the outcome of an inquiry into allegations that Kraus has created a "hostile environment" in town hall.

Arrowhead changes things up with parade on a Sunday to kick off homecoming week

Arrowhead High School is changing things up for its annual homecoming parade.

Mukwonago School District waiting on request for Dominic Cizauskas' character reference letters

Following an open records request, the Mukwonago Area School District is waiting to see character reference letters written for Dominic Cizauskas after a Dane County jury found Cizauskas guilty of third-degree sexual assault in June.

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Garbage draws big crowd to Merton meeting

Town of Merton— The Sept. 8 public information meeting saw well over a hundred community members come out to voice their opinions on a possible municipal garbage and recycling contract.

Pewaukee's Gethsemane United Methodist Church celebrates 175 years

After so many years of helping others in the Pewaukee community, Gethsemane United Methodist Church will honor its own longevity.

Committee decides against body cameras for Pewaukee lake patrol, but police officers will wear them

The Pewaukee Lake Patrol will not purchase body worn cameras for its officers — for now.

New Siepmann building to break ground in Pewaukee this month

Village of Pewaukee - With a new TIF district intact, Siepmann Realty plans to break ground soon on a new building.

Oconomowoc Focus

Oconomowoc brewing a horrifying haunt

Consider yourself cautioned.

Ashippun FD earns award

Ashippun Fire Department was recently presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2013 by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation (NASFM Foundation) in partnership with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. 

War monument to be built in Oconomowoc's Veterans Memorial Park

City of Oconomowoc — A monument honoring veterans past and present will soon be coming to Veterans Memorial Park on North Lake Road.

Plan commission approves design plans for new condominium development

City of Oconomowoc — While Fowler Lake Village remains mired in a lengthy approval process, another condominium development plan got a green light.

Mukwonago Chief

Eagle will have its first National Night Out on Friday

Join the Eagle Police Department, along with the Eagle Fire Department, as it hosts the first Eagle National Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19.

Kwik Trip plans draw opposition in Mukwonago

Village of Mukwonago Fire Chief Fred WinchowkyKwik Trip Inc. has submitted a plan that includes the construction of a convenience store, fueling canopy, separate diesel fueling canopy and single bay carwash for the village of Mukwonago.

Nature's Classroom looks to expand at property on Highway E in town of Mukwonago

The town of Mukwonago continues to study a proposal from Nature's Classroom Institute for constructing a school with dormitories and staff housing on 57.5 acres in the town of Mukwonago on Highway E.

Mukwonago Fall Fest returns this weekend

Mukwonago kicks off its own Fall fun this Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with events throughout downtown.

Sussex Sun

Lisbon Town Board places Clerk/Administrator Elizabeth Kraus on administrative leave

Town of Lisbon — Clerk/Administrator Elizabeth Kraus has been placed on paid administrative leave by Town Chairman Matt Gehrke pending the outcome of an inquiry into allegations that Kraus has created a "hostile environment" in town hall.

Sussex village tax about $15 higher in 2015

Village of Sussex — Although the municipal tax bill for an average Sussex homeowner is likely to be about $15 higher next year, it is not because the village is taking over the Pauline Haass Library in 2015, according to village officials.

Sussex Y would serve Lake Country

The leadership of the YMCA of Central Waukesha County anticipates that residents in Lisbon, Pewaukee and Merton as well as Richfield in Washington County are likely to take advantage of the services provided by a YMCA that is proposed to be built in the village of Sussex.

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.

Kettle Moraine Index

Police searching for man reportedly connected to Dousman overdose death

Village of Pewaukee — Waukesha County Judge Kathryn Foster recently issued a warrant for the arrest of DeAngelo Campbell, who allegedly provided the heroin that led to the overdose death of Dousman resident Patrick Norris-Medina.

KM students visit Lake Country communities

In Kettle Moraine, learners have gotten the year underway with book bags, pencils, notebooks and scissors, but they have also come with something much more valuable; the willingness to be open to continuous learning.

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?

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