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Whitnall vs. Waukesha West softball photo gallery now online

June 01, 2011 8:35 a.m. | We've just published Peter Zuzga's photo gallery from yesterday afternoon's regional softball game between Waukesha West and Whitnall.

Whitnall won, 7-6, and advances to play at Watertown on Thursday.

Go to photo gallery.

Franklin football team holds off furious Oak Creek rally

Oct. 31, 2014 10:42 p.m. | "Great teams don't back down ever."

Franklin football coach Louis Brown was not referring to his squad in the post-game huddle on a frigid and windy Halloween night in Oak Creek, but to his hosts and opponents, the Knights.

The Sabers built a 31-0 lead early in the third quarter but then had to hang on for their lives as behind senior quarterback Steve Stilwell, the Knights kept coming back and cutting the deficit only to fall a bit short in a wild 38-34 WIAA Division 1, level 2 playoff game loss to Franklin.

"We expected a game from them and to their credit, they were determined to make a game of it," said Brown. "They were down two key players early (defensive backs Elijah Strong and Doran Turchin). They're devatstated over there, but they still kept playing."

The win advanced the defending state D1 finalist Sabers (9-2) to a level 3 game at the bracket's top seed Marquette (9-2), next Friday. The Hilltoppers advanced with a win over Kenosha Indian Trail.

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Preps football photos of the week: Level 2

Oct. 31, 2014 10:25 p.m. | The fight for a championship trophy continued in cold and windy conditions on Halloween night Oct. 31 as Level 2 of the WIAA playoffs kicked off.

Now Newspapers and Lake Country Publications compiled the best photos shared on social media featuring teams from our coverage area, predominantly in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties.

Here's the best sights and sounds from Level 2.

Hale Interchange ramp to reopen Friday

Oct. 30, 2014 5:03 p.m. | A ramp in the Hale Interchange that has been closed since Oct. 20 will reopen ahead of schedule Friday, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

The ramp from northbound I-43 to eastbound I-894 had been expected to reopen Monday, according to the DOT.

The early reopening will affect plans for other closures that are part of the Hale Interchange project.

■ The ramp connecting northbound I-43 to northbound I-894 will not be closing as anticipated. There will be lane closures instead.

■ The southbound I-43 ramp to State Highway 100 will be closing early Sunday morning. It had been expected to close Nov. 5.

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Photo Gallery: WIAA state soccer tourney day one

Oct. 30, 2014 3:32 p.m. | Day one photos from Uihlein Park in Milwaukee, where St. Thomas More defeated Barron 3-0 to advance to the Division 4 final.

Check back Friday for photos and gameday coverage of the Division 2 semifinal between Brookfield East and Pulaski as well as the Division 1 semifinal between Menomonee Falls and Beloit Memorial.

Root River Theatre continues local talent search for winter production

Oct. 30, 2014 12:16 p.m. | Franklin — The new Root River Theatre Company continues to seek actors for its first production, "Christmas Shorts," this winter.

Auditions for the production were held earlier this week, but the community theatre is still considering applicants to fill a few vacancies in the play.

The theatre is looking for two men and two women, who can fulfill roles as adults in their late 20s and 30s.

Individuals interested in auditioning are encouraged to contact the theatre by visiting or by calling (414) 301-9246.

The final production of "Christmas Shorts" will be held on December 10 and 11 in Gus' Mexican Cantina, 6514 S. Lovers Lane Road.

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Man hits workers with gravel because construction made it difficult to get into his driveway

Oct. 30, 2014 9:50 a.m. | A man was warned by police after he hit construction workers when construction had made it difficult to get into his driveway Sept. 30.

According to the Oak Creek police report:

A construction worker in the 6500 block of South Howell Avenue called police to report a man driving a vehicle spun his tires, causing gravel to hit his employees about 8:15 a.m. Sept. 30.

The construction worker told police that he confronted the suspect about his reckless driving and the man said he did it intentionally.

Police spoke to the man when he returned to the area about 9:10 a.m., and the man said he was upset because the construction workers were pouring concrete and making it difficult to get into a driveway. He also said he "may have accelerated too hard," causing excessive dust.

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Helicopter helps place HVAC units on Meijer at Drexel Town Square

Oct. 29, 2014 11:10 a.m. | Oak Creek — A helicopter helped place 25 rooftop HVAC units on the new Meijer being constructed at Drexel Town Square on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

The City of Oak Creek posted a video and a photo gallery to its Facebook page of the helicopter lifting HVAC units one-by-one onto the Meijer roof.

Meijer is expected to open spring or early summer of 2015.

Elderly resident with asthma trapped in elevator at Country View Retirement Home

Oct. 29, 2014 10:55 a.m. | Oak Creek — The Oak Creek Fire Department and police responded to a report that an elevator was stuck, the doors wouldn't open and a resident was trapped inside at Country View Retirement Home, 10507 S. Chicago Road, at about 4:35 p.m. Oct. 22.

While the units were responding, police dispatch received a 911 call reporting that the trapped resident had asthma and was panicking. Fire department personnel were able to get the elevator doors open, and the resident was treated at the scene for an asthma attack.

Building residents cited after fight breaks out about mail

Oct. 28, 2014 10:54 a.m. | Several residents of a building in South Milwaukee were cited Sept. 29 after a fight about stolen mail.

According to the South Milwaukee police report:

A 36-year-old man and 25-year-old woman accused a 25-year-old man and 25-year-old woman in another apartment of stealing their mail in a building in the 1300 block of Monroe Avenue at 3:46 p.m. Sept. 29.

Glass was broken during the confrontation.

All four were cited for disorderly conduct, and one woman was also cited for criminal damage to property.

Poll: Who will win Level 2 game: Franklin or Oak Creek?

Oct. 28, 2014 10:00 a.m. | Southeast Conference foes Franklin and Oak Creek are set for a Division 1 football showdown Oct. 31.

With a chance for a state football title on the line, which team do you think will come out victorious?

In their portion of the Division 1 bracket, Oak Creek is seeded No. 2 and Franklin is seeded No. 3.

In their matchup earlier this year at Oak Creek, the Knights took the win over the Sabers, 20-12.


Raising the American flag(s): support for Greendale Veterans Memorial remains strong

Oct. 28, 2014 9:34 a.m. | Greendale — The fight for a veterans memorial on school district property is not over, supporters for the project told the Greendale School Board on Monday night, Oct. 27.

Since the board's decision earlier this month to reject an agreement that would allow construction of a memorial on district property, there has been a public demonstration of support for the project.

Supporters of the memorial have since planted miniature American flags at the corner of Broad Street and Southway — the proposed location for the memorial — as a sign of respect for the village's veterans and as a form of protest against the board's decision.

Members of the Greendale Veterans Memorial Committee attended Monday's school board meeting to ask for reconsideration of the proposal, although the issue was not included on the agenda for formal discussion.

The board rejected a memorandum of understanding with the committee in a 3-2 vote Tuesday, Oct. 7, citing safety and accessibility concerns.

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In a new proposed OCFSD course, students would build a house

Oct. 27, 2014 6:55 p.m. | Oak Creek — Oak Creek-Franklin school board members will vote in December on a new proposed course called Knight Construction for fall 2015 in which students would build a house in the city and then sell it to a prospective resident.

Matt Lonergan, a technology and engineering teacher at Oak Creek High School, proposed the course during a school board meeting on Monday, Oct. 27 with Chad Evenson, district curriculum coordinator. Lonergan has a contractors license.

Students would travel to a lot in Oak Creek that the district had purchased and build the home with local subcontractors from beginning to end. The proposed course would run for the duration of seventh and eighth period.

The district would front initial building costs with the intention of earning it back when the home is eventually sold. The school would act as the LLC to acquire a building permit.

Lonergan spoke with three school districts who have similar programs in Oconomowoc, Hartford and Sheboygan.

Suburban roundup: Week one of the WIAA football postseason

Oct. 27, 2014 9:22 a.m. | Blowouts, nailbiters, rising stars and a mud bowl mashup. Such is the story of the kickoff weekend of the WIAA football playoffs.

A roundup of our coverage:

-Initial Reaction podcast: Examining week one matchups.

-Mukwonago duked it out against Hartford in a muddy march of the old-school, smashmouth gameplan, winning 29-6.

-Turnovers spelled the end of Sussex Hamilton's playoff hopes. The Chargers lost 23-16 to Waunakee.

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Franklin defense locks down Kenosha Bradford

Oct. 25, 2014 12:08 a.m. | The Franklin offensive line gets all the attention on game days. However, it's what the massive group does during the week to the defense that has the Sabers on track with a rematch with their oldest rival.

Franklin stayed in control from the beginning to eliminate Kenosha Bradford from the football postseason, cruising to a 24-7 Friday night in a WIAA Division 1, Level 1 matchup. The Sabers advanced to Level 2 where they will face arch rival Oak Creek next Friday night at Oak Creek.

"I don't know if we have ever played them in the playoffs," said Franklin coach Louis Brown. "Either way, it won't take much to get the guys ready for this one."

Franklin fell short in their regular season matchup back in September, 20-12. The two ultimately shared the Southeast Conference title.

Nursing a slim 10-0 lead to start the third quarter, the Sabers leaned on junior running back Gavin Boeck to put the Red Devils away. He picked up a pair of first downs before a promising drive began to stall. Back-to-back fumbles were quickly recovered to keep the drive alive as Boeck scored from 1-yard out.

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Preps football photos of the week: Level 1

Oct. 24, 2014 10:50 p.m. | The fight for a championship trophy started Oct. 24 as Level 1 of the WIAA playoffs kicked off.

Now Newspapers and Lake Country Publications compiled the best photos shared on social media featuring teams from our coverage area, predominantly in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties.

Here's the best sights and sounds from Level 1.

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