Boys of Summer: Little League Registration Open

From the South Milwaukee Little League …

SMLL Early Bird Registration is Now Open!

To provide more opportunities, SMLL has updated its divisions:

  • Rookie Ball – 4-5 years old
  • A Baseball – 6-7 years old
  • AA Baseball – 7-8 years old
  • AAA Baseball – 8-11 years old
  • Major Baseball – 9-12 years old
  • Intermediate Baseball – 11-13 years old
  • Senior Baseball 14-16 years old
  • AA Softball – 6-8 years old
  • AAA Softball – 8-10 years old
  • Major Softball – 9-12 years old
  • Junior Softball 12-14 years old

CREDIT – $105 by February 13th, 2019 – thereafter $140
CHECK/CASH – $130 by February 13th – thereafter $140

CHECK/CASH/CREDIT – $70 by March 15th – thereafter $90

One fundraiser – Starting in April, sell $200 in candy bars OR select buyout option of $100 at the time of registration.

Volunteer deposit – $125 per family, refundable after three volunteer shifts (at least two in the concession stand).

Go to and select the “2019 Registration” button, then register your player for “Baseball” or “Softball” – divisions to be determined following skills assessment in February.

Interested in coaching, managing or umpiring? Contact Nick Sabel njsabel AT gmail DOT com. Questions? Contact Southmilwaukeelittleleague@gmail DOT com.

I am a big fan of our Little League program and encourage you to consider it for your children. My son played five years, including for the AA Durham Bulls when they won they won the championship under Coach Snead. (Gratuitous parent brag: That’s where the photo in this post is from.)

His experience taught him so much, not just about baseball, but life. And it’s the group of hard-working volunteers, from coaches to concession workers, who make it happen.

This program is something all of South Milwaukee should be proud of.

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HIVE: Milwaukappella Concert Set for Saturday

From the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center …

HIVE, a group of five fierce and very different vocalists who make music and sound effects solely with their voices, are headlining Milwaukappella, Jan. 19, 2019, at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center

HIVE’s 7:30 p.m. performance opens with students who will have attended classes in a daylong workshop at South Milwaukee High School conducted by veteran vocal teachers and HIVE musicians.

Formed in August 2017, HIVE has released singles and music videos which can be found on all streaming platforms. HIVE also has exclusive numbers on Patreon.​

Advance tickets for the evening performance start at $19 for students and seniors, $24 for adults. Family-savings packages are available. Children 4 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased on the SMPAC website, or click here:

More information about the event and the student workshop classes, which will cover beatboxing, vocal percussion, belting, blending, arranging, vocal technique, blocking and choreography, is at

The workshop advance $45 fee ($55 at the door) includes classes, two meals, participation in the evening performance opening number and a great seat for the remainder of the show. The workshop classes and performance are presented by the Rotary Club of Mitchell Field, with additional support from Pineapple Café in Oak Creek, McDonald’s, Meijer, Farm and Fleet, Jimmy Johns and Culvers.

Performance proceeds support charitable efforts of The Rotary Club of Mitchell Field. RCMF funds student scholarships, grants to local non-profits, a Christmas party for Goodwill workers, and a prom for senior citizens, and provides food to families at Thanksgiving. The club has been serving Cudahy, Franklin, Oak Creek, South Milwaukee, St. Francis and Bayview since 1958.A portion of Milwaukappella proceeds also go to South Milwaukee Music and South Milwaukee Music Parents Association to support the district’s music programs.

This is the consecutive fifth year Landaas & Company Investments will have sponsored and provided major funding for Milwaukappella. Landaas & Company Investments is independent of big banks and brokerage houses and therefore uniquely qualified to provide objective, unbiased investment advice to help people meet their financial goals.


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Recognizing 9 Local Heroes, And the Man They Saved

Last night, I was proud to help recognize nine individuals who all played a role in saving the life of Dean Evers last fall.

As I told the audience, South Milwaukee always steps up. We help people. It’s what we do — and it was on full display on an October night at South Milwaukee Middle School.

From the South Milwaukee Fire Department …

At last evening’s Common Council meeting, the SMFD had the opportunity to recognize nine “Citizen Responders” who came to the aid of an adult male who collapsed last October after experiencing sudden cardiac arrest while playing volleyball at the South Milwaukee Middle School. A HUGE thank you goes out to Joe Bialkowski, Joel Bushman, Josh Evers, Tom Maasch, Rick Meszaros, Amy Pinkos, Colleen Placzkowski, June Sehrbrock, and Clayton Zieroth for their efforts in resuscitating Dean Evers, who joined us in recognizing his LIFESAVERS.

Congratulations to everyone who made a difference that night, each one of them a hero in my book. We need to tell these stories, and we will.

Check out coverage from TMJ4 and CBS 58. WISN was also in attendance.

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South Milwaukee Lions Present: Daryl Stuermer

Buy tickets here, and we’ll see you in March!

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All Are Welcome: This Thursday is Community Meal Night at First Congregational

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Charges Issued in Last Week’s Homicide

From the South Milwaukee Police Department …

On January 11, 2019, the South Milwaukee Police Department responded to a stabbing in the 500 block of Clark Avenue. The victim, Deborah Lynch, 62 years of age, died from her injuries and the suspect, a 31-year-old man, was taken into custody near the scene. The suspect in this case has now been charged with First Degree Intentional Homicide, Use of a Dangerous Weapon. The suspect is being identified as Kehinde S. Afolayan. The suspect is not related to the victim but was an acquaintance who was temporarily staying at the victim’s apartment. Please continue to keep the victim and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

TMJ4 and Fox 6 and have more details from the criminal complaint. It was a brutal crime, with the suspect allegedly stabbing the victim 116 times.


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