Rocket Sports Update: State Wrestling


From the South Milwaukee School district …

Coach Joel Shilling, Coach Andy Simmons, Coach Ben Ratka and South Milwaukee Rocket Wrestling qualified 2 individuals for WIAA State (jr. Adam Jones & Jr. Raul Benavides) which begins this afternoon! I am forwarding you some information about how to either watch it live or archived (for a $9.95 fee) or watch a graphic with the score being shown live for each match that is happening. Matches begin at 3:00pm and odds are Adam will be on the mat somewhere between 4:00pm and 4:30pm and then Raul soon after.

Here is the link to the state tournament site:

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Big Primary Victory: On to April 4th!

I was honored to get 80.2% of the vote today — but the work is just getting started.

I look forward to the challenge in the general election on April 4.

Thank you to all of my supporters, volunteers, friends and family. I could not do this without you. I will keep fighting for you and our city’s promising future!

Check out the complete results — including numbers from the state school superintendent’s race — here. Turnout was 15%.


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It’s Primary Election Day: Vote!


Today is primary election day, and I ask everyone to get to the polls, do their duty as citizens and vote.

Here is the ballot, and here are additional voting details …

  • Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • First District voters vote at Divine Mercy School, 695 College Ave.
  • Second District voters vote at Lakeview School, 711 Marion Ave.
  • Third District voters vote at City Hall, 2424 15th Ave.
  • Fourth District voters vote at Rawson Elementary, 1410 Rawson Ave.
  • Not sure what district you live in? Here is a map.

Check out more details on the city’s elections web page … and look for more information on local results from South Milwaukee Blog later tonight or Wednesday morning.

Of course, I humbly ask for your support in my reelection for mayor. Indeed, we’re just getting started, and I look forward to serving this city for three more years.

Also, while you’re out, please thank a pollworker. These dedicated citizens bring democracy to life through their too-often thankless work.

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Wanted: New Municipal Band Musicians


Be a part of this terrific community institution!

From the Muni Band …

The South Milwaukee Municipal Band is seeking new members.  Do you play a brass, woodwind, or percussion instrument?  Join the Municipal Band!  Organized in 1935, South Milwaukee’s Municipal Band is a group of volunteer musicians who just enjoy making music together.   All adults and high school students are invited – from professional musicians to those who haven’t played in years but would welcome an opportunity to rebuild their musical skills.   Have fun playing marches, showtunes, concert arrangements, pop medleys, and more.   The band performs several times throughout the year at community events, retirement facilities, and other venues.  Rehearsals are held in the South  Milwaukee Middle School band room on Tuesday evenings (7:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.)  For more information, visit or call Jody Daharsh (414) 764-6279. 

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Headlines: Grant Park Golf, Shopping Local for Valentine’s Day and More

Check out these South Shore headlines …

Also, NOW has published a new police blotter.

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Crime Alert: Home Intruder

Updated to reflect the correct location: 3800 block of Harmony.

From the South Milwaukee Police Department …

On 02/15/17 at about 7:05a.m. SMPD Officers responded to the 3800blk of Harmony Lane for a reported intruder inside a residence, who subsequently fled.  Officers responded and were unable to locate the suspect.  The suspect is described as a white male, in his 40’s, 6′, 190#, with a goatee or beard, wearing a brown sweatshirt with black stripes, and a red winter hat with a puff ball on it.  No one was hurt and nothing was taken during the incident. 

A person was stopped in the area and identified, but determined to not be the suspect. 

This case is still under investigation and information about the suspect is being sought.  If you see someone who matches the description or if you have information, please call the SMPD at 414-768-8060

You can receive email alerts this in your email inbox. Email Officer Mike Hill to get on the crime alert email list.



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A Party for a (Great) Purpose: South Milwaukee PAC Event Set for March 18


From the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center …

The South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center (SMPAC) announces its 10th annual fundraiser, Soirée: A Party for a Purpose, on Saturday, March 18.  The South Milwaukee Performing Arts Council is hosting the event, which is sponsored by Classic Cargo International. “The word Soirée literally means a party for a purpose,” says Cyndi Kieck, president of the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Council.  “Our purpose is to bring people together in celebration of the arts and raise the funds necessary to provide programming that makes a positive impact in education, recreation and the vibrancy of our community.”

The Soirée will feature live musical entertainment from Prof. Pinkerton and the Magnificents, live and silent auctions featuring Wisconsin trip packages, Milwaukee-area arts and entertainment destinations, artwork, a wine pull, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. This year’s venue is the Polish Center of Wisconsin located at 6941 S. 68th Street in Franklin. Festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $49.00 and may be purchased at Reservations are recommended. All proceeds support South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center’s mission of providing affordable creative, innovative and diverse performing arts and lifelong learning opportunities to people of all ages.

Check out the press release here, and make your plans to attend!

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