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A hidden gem for family fun

A hidden gem for family fun

By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent What do most people think when it comes to the library? Boring. Studying. Quiet. Back in my high school days, the library was the place where you spent countless hours studying for that research paper or big test, where whispering was the loudest you could be […]

 
 

Don’t Sleep On UG

Don’t Sleep On UG

By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent One game doesn’t define a season. That was the message Union Grove baseball coach Nate Meyer hammered home moments after the Broncos’ WIAA Division 2 state championship loss June 13 at Fox Cities Stadium near Appleton. The Broncos completed one of their best seasons in school […]

 
 

Tony Romo steals the show

Tony Romo steals the show

AFC Championship broadcast sets internet ablaze   In today’s media business, a gimmick gets you everywhere. With things “going viral” and turning into memes, the average Joe can say or do the funniest thing, and if someone films it and posts it online, they can become an overnight sensation. Tony […]

 
 

Look, mom, you made the paper

Look, mom, you made the paper

Ramczyk says mom lived to love, care about others   For the last few months, things began to deteriorate with my mom’s health. Doctor appointments, a hospital stay and medicine became the new “normal,” a harsh reality for such a vibrant soul. Joan Ramczyk, known to some as Joni, or […]

 
 

SLN ALL AREA FOOTBALL: Big stars highlight 3rd annual squad

SLN ALL AREA FOOTBALL: Big stars highlight 3rd annual squad

Waterford, East Troy, Mukwonago, among others enjoyed historic seasons   By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com Your Christmas stocking stuffer is officially here. The third annual Southern Lakes Newspapers All-Area Football team is just in time for the Christmas season and is the perfect gift for any occasion. We picked athletes from […]

 
 

ALL-AREA VOLLEYBALL: 3 state champions highlight third annual squad

ALL-AREA VOLLEYBALL: 3 state champions highlight third annual squad

City of Burlington lands 10 players on team, Mukwonago, East Troy earn top spots   By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com With the Christmas season approaching, it’s time to fill your hearts and minds with a stocking stuffer – the third annual Southern Lakes Newspapers All-Area volleyball team. The super team features […]

 
 

5 reasons the Green Bay Packers will win out and make the playoffs

5 reasons the Green Bay Packers will win out and make the playoffs

  I have a tendency of putting my foot in my mouth. I’m probably doing it right now. My mouth kind of just runs, and runs, and runs some more, until I offend or upset someone, and then I get slammed. But this time, I’m pulling a complete 180 and […]

 
 

Two for the show: Burlington, Catholic Central volleyball attempt to recreate magic of 2011-12

Two for the show: Burlington, Catholic Central volleyball attempt to recreate magic of 2011-12

Demons earn 4 seed, Toppers 2 games from 1st title in six years   Burlington has seen this movie before. You know, the one where both the Burlington Demons and Catholic Central Hilltoppers make it to the state girls volleyball tournament in the same year. In fact, the Demons and […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: And then there were 3

FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS: And then there were 3

Mukwonago, East Troy, Waterford could all be underdogs   Whoa. What happened last weekend? The Southern Lakes Newspapers coverage area began the 2018 WIAA high school football playoffs with a wealth of prospects, six teams spanning four divisions. But after Wilmot got upset, Burlington was shut out, Palmyra-Eagle fell and […]

 
 

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Waterford marches on, will face longtime nemesis Waukesha West

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Waterford marches on, will face longtime nemesis Waukesha West

Wolverines battle the other Wolverines, Waukesha West, in Level 2   BURLINGTON – After three plays Friday night, everyone at Waterford Union High School knew the deal. The hard-charging, smashmouth Wolverines, by far the best football squad at the school since 2011’s WIAA Division 2 state title game run, handed […]

 
 
 
 
 

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