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Sussex sports year in review: 2010 By JR Radcliffe

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Sussex sports year in review: 2010 By JR Radcliffe Posted: Living Sussex Sun, Dec. 28, 2010  The 2010 calendar year in Sussex was characterized by some fine showings on the track, with a state title and silver medal by the girls sprint relay contingent, as well as some powerful showings in the distance department. A look at some of the… Read more »

Local Sports History – Sussex / Lisbon / Lannon Area

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Bald Facts 03/02/11 by Fred H. Keller Posted: Living Sussex Sun, March 1, 2011   Doctor’s offices are small worlds. Recently, I was at the doctor’s office waiting my turn. There was just one other man in the waiting room and I looked him over and he reciprocated. He said to me, “I must know you. I have seen you… Read more »

Baseball Sports History – Sussex / Lisbon / Lannon Area

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Sports Scene Nothing like 50s and 60s for baseball by Chuck Delsman Posted: June 30, 2010,Lake Country Reporter While most people complain about getting old, I love it. I wish I was older, at least a couple of years so the government could send me those good social security checks, and maybe supply some health insurance while they’re at it…. Read more »

Bowling keeps shrinking in Lake Country and Waukesha

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Bowling keeps shrinking in Lake Country and Waukesha Hartbrook Lanes in Hartland will close at the end of the upcoming season. It will be the 13th bowling alley over the last couple decades to close in Waukesha County as some bowling centers continue to struggle financially. Photo by: Scott Ash By Chuck Delsman Posted: June 30, 2014,Living Lake Country Reporter Drive… Read more »

Sussex Swimming Quarry

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Sussex Swimming Quarry edited by Michael R. Reilly updated03/17/2015 Now after 26 years of operation in 1916, a disastrous fire destroyed the wood piles, warehouses, kilns and the pump house. The business was dead, never to be revived. In 1918, the Kraemer family bought the now-rundown acreage, and the water filled quarry for a reported $5,000. In Sept. 1920, the… Read more »

5th Generation joins Burghardt Sporting Goods – GermantownNOW

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    Burghardt’s Sporting Goods Company Milwaukee, Wisconsin edited by Michael R. Reilly Last Updated07/17/2014 Photograph courtesy of Milwaukee Public Library Description Title Remember When…Burghardt’s was a book store? Description The Burghardt Sporting Goods company got its start in business as a bookstore more than 100 years ago. Milwaukee in the 1880s was very German in influence, and German newspapers… Read more »

Early Baseball in Merton

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  A game of base ball between the Experts, of Hartland, and Greenhorns, of Merton, in which the former had nine innings and the latter eight, the score was, respectively, 26 and 43. Ignorance was bliss in this instance, sure. source: Waukesha Freeman June 1, 1882, page 1 of 8. The Merton and Sussex baseball teams played here [Merton] on… Read more »