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Obituary | Donna Sue Loke, 68, of Grafton

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May 29, 2020 – Grafton, WI – Donna Sue Loke, 68, of Grafton, formerly of Milwaukee passed away in her sleep on May 27, 2020 at Samaritan Health and Rehab in West Bend. Donna was born on December 17, 1951 in Milwaukee to Clarence Walter and Dorothy Ann Loke

Heads-up for nighttime drivers: Work starts on I-41/US 45 split tonight

May 19, 2020 – Washington County, WI – Second and third shift workers should take note that their daily commute may cause them to experience a delay or bring about a change in driving routines. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT), “[WisDOT] is notifying motorists of upcoming

Obituary | Kathleen Jefferson, 74, of Grafton

April 28, 2020 – Grafton, WI – Kathleen Jefferson of Grafton passed into eternity early Sunday morning, April 26, 2020 at the age of 74. Kathy was born in Washington DC on December 31, 1945, daughter of William Douglas Jefferson and Mary Jane (nee Waite) Jefferson. The family first

Obituary | Topanga Lee Lawrenz, of Allenton

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April 22, 2020 – Allenton, WI – God’s precious little child, Topanga Lee Lawrenz, was gently gathered into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, April 9, 2020, surrounded by the love of her Mom and Dad. Topanga was born on March 30, 2020, 6 pounds 9 ounces 20 inches,

COVID-19 being monitored at long-term care facility in Grafton | By Valerie Grimm

March 20, 2020 – Ozaukee Co., WI – The Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department is closely monitoring the developing situation at Village Point Commons in Grafton. Sadly, a gentleman in the memory care unit passed away yesterday, March 19, 2020. He had underlying health conditions and tested positive for

Obituary | Mardell C. Glander, 76, of Grafton

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March 11, 2020 – Grafton, WI – Mardell C. Glander, 76, of Grafton, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at St. Joseph Hospital in Milwaukee. Mardell was born on August 1, 1943, in Port Washington, the daughter of the late Milton and Lauretta (nee Jung) Glander. Those Mardell

Comedy legend Jay Leno to headline 10th Annual Grand Slam Charity Jam | By Mike Morgan

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February 6, 2020 – Grafton, WI – The 10th Annual Grand Slam Charity Jam to benefit Camp Hometown Heroes, Camp Reunite, and other important programs for children facing trauma will be held February 29. This year’s entertainment headliner is comedy legend Jay Leno, and includes a special appearance by

Fire Departments from Washington County assist in fighting large fire Saturday morning in Town of Grafton

January 4, 2020 – Ozaukee Co., WI – Fire Departments from Germantown, Slinger, Jackson and Fillmore helped in fighting a large fire Saturday morning in neighboring Ozaukee County. According to the Village of Grafton Fire Department: This morning at approximately 3:23 am, the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office received a

Slinger Lady Owls split weekend contests | By Ron Naab

December 29, 2019 – Slinger, WI – After a strong start to the season the Slinger Lady Owls basketball team is working to find its groove as they split a pair of games over the weekend. Saturday afternoon Slinger hosted the Monroe Cheesemakers for a 2:30 p.m. game. The

Obituary | Benjamin John Loren Schrap, 17, of Belgium

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December 21, 2019 – Belgium, WI – Ben Schrap, 17, of Belgium, passed away unexpectedly in the morning hours of Thursday, December 19, 2019. Ben was born at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Mequon to Brian Schrap and Karen Baker Schrap. Ben grew up in Belgium and attended grade

Obituary | John “Jack” A. Puerling, 91, formerly of Grafton

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October 24, 2019 – Grafton, WI – John “Jack” A. Puerling, 91, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019 while in hospice care in Ormond Beach, Florida. Jack was born October 15, 1928 in Grafton, Wisconsin. Witty, charming, and an avid hunter, he

Livestream of Slinger H.S. varsity football vs. Grafton

October 4, 2019 – Slinger, WI –  The Slinger Owls freshman football team hosts Grafton. Click HERE to watch a live broadcast of the game.   The varsity Owls enter the game with a record of 4-2 and the Grafton Black Hawks are 4-2. The winner will claim sole

Livestream of Slinger H.S. freshman football vs. Grafton tonight, Thursday, Oct. 3

October 3, 2019 – Slinger, WI –  The Slinger Owls freshman football team is on the road tonight, Thursday, Oct. 3 at Grafton. Kickoff is 6 p.m. Click HERE to watch a live broadcast of the game.   The Slinger H.S. varsity team will host Grafton on Friday, Oct.

Livestream of Slinger H.S. freshman football vs. Grafton tonight, Thursday, Oct. 3

October 3, 2019 – Slinger, WI –  The Slinger Owls freshman football team is on the road tonight, Thursday, Oct. 3 at Grafton. Kickoff is 6 p.m. Click HERE to watch a live broadcast of the game.   The Slinger H.S. varsity team will host Grafton on Friday, Oct.

Obituary | Deborah Garrity, 66, Kewaskum (formerly Grafton)

July 5, 2019 – Kewaskum, WI – Debbie Garrity of Kewaskum, WI (formerly of Grafton, WI) ended her struggle with ALS on Tuesday, July 2 at age 66. Beloved wife of DJ (Donald) Godfrey. Debbie was born on June 14, 1953 in Milwaukee, WI to Margaret (Sullivan) and Thomas Garrity

Obituary | Avery Linn Handrow, 2, of Grafton

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June 8, 2019 – Grafton, WI – Avery Linn Handrow was born to life on September 24, 2016, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Avery went to Heaven after a courageous battle with cancer on June 6, 2019. She was the dear and loving daughter of Elizabeth (nee Geittmann) and Justin Handrow and

Operation Avery’s Playroom | By Crystal Zurn

April 16, 2019 – Grafton, WI –  Justin Handrow grew up in Hartford and graduated Hartford High School.  Justin, Liz, and their children now live in Grafton. The couple have three children including a daughter Avery who is suffering cancer. Below is a story by Crystal Zurn from Slinger

West Bend Rush girls Lacrosse High School JV Team notches a 6-6 tie with Hartland Arrowhead | By Tracy Braun

April 5, 2019 – West Bend, WI – There was much excitement as the girls Rush Lacrosse team faced its new team’s first game Tuesday April 2, 2019 against Hartland Arrowhead’s JV Red Team. Coaches Maggie Goodman and Emily Kuhlman, both former Concordia University lacrosse players, had worked with

Obituary | Kimberly Elander-Hanson, 59, of Grafton

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March 24, 2019 – Grafton, WI – Kimberly Elander-Hanson (nee Elander), 59, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Aurora Medical Center in Grafton. She was born on March 11, 1960 in Hancock, MI to Donald and Patricia (nee Kinsman). Kimberly is survived by her husband, Larry

Lady Owls prep for post-season run | By Ron Naab

Feb. 14, 2019 – Slinger, WI – The Slinger Lady Owls are jamming three games into the final four days of its regular season. Tonight the Lady Owls host the Grafton Blackhawks. Slinger is hoping to bounce back from a dismal loss Wednesday night when the team was plagued