Back to Blogging: Catching Up

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Back from a week at Mille Lac Lakes in north central Minnesota (and this awesome big walleye statue in Garrison, Minn.), and catching up on a few things …

  • Elections. Of course, it as election week in Wisconsin. Find local primary results here. Turnout (36 percent of registered voters) was terrific, as usual: Fifty-two percent voted in the Democratic primary; 38 percent in the Republican primary. Winners in South Milwaukee included Leah Vukmir (U.S. Senate) in the Republican primary, and Tony Evers (governor), Mandela Barnes (lieutenant governor), Douglas La Follette (secretary of state), Sarah Godlewski (state treasurer), Gwen Moore (U.S. House) and Richard Schmidt (Milwaukee County sheriff) in the Democratic primary.
  • Night Out. The South Milwaukee Police Department held another successful Community Night Out … check out some pictures on their Facebook page.
  • Police Report. The department also published its weekly crime summary on its Facebook page, and this week’s update includes this item: “At 7:39 pm on August 18th, a 14 year old South Milwaukee boy and a 14 year old Cudahy boy reported being confronted by a group of individuals who robbed them of a cellphone, phone chargers, and other personal property at gunpoint while walking along railroad tracks behind WalMart in the 200 Block of North Chicago Avenue.  Some of the suspects were acquaintances of the victims.  Through an investigation, officers identified and arrested four individuals, a 17 year old South Milwaukee boy, a 16 year old South Milwaukee boy, a 17 year old Franklin boy, and a 15 year old Milwaukee girl who all admitted involvement. The weapon used was reported to be a BB gun and all four individuals will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office for charges.”
  • Tragic loss. South Milwaukee laid to rest a local sports legend last week: Mike Stojsavljevic. As it so beautifully stated in his obituary: “Stoj always believed in being a part of something larger. He loved sports and believed sports developed a lifetime of memories. Triumphs and defeats stay with you long after a season is over. Kids will one day forget who was in their math class, but their team they will never forget. Mike was honored to be a part of your team. His season may have ended but his legacy will live on.” We could only hope to leave such an imprint on life, and our community. Rest in peace, Mike.
  • Ready for some football? The South Milwaukee football team opened its 2018 season with a 43-13 loss to a really good Burlington team. Next up for the Rockets: Friday at Brown Deer.
  • Legion Post’s future. NOW wrote about the financial realities of the building South Milwaukee American Legion Post 27 calls home.

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