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  1. Oak Creek police report: Nov. 27, 2014 issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | OakCreek

    The suspect's vehicle was pulled over by South Milwaukee police, and the two males were arrested for robbery with use of force . The victim, who was found on the ground and bleeding, was treated at the scene by Oak Creek rescue and released.

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  2. Residents can provide input for updated Oak Creek comprehensive planRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | OakCreek

    In the upcoming year, residents will have opportunities to share their vision for the city of Oak Creek for the next 20 years in helping the city update its comprehensive plan. To kick off public participation, the Department of Community Development invited residents for a Focus 2035 meeting to teach attendees about the comprehensive plan update and answer any questions on Nov. 12 at City Hall.

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  3. Family Fun Night "The Chronicles of Detective Appletree' presented by Kohl's Wild TheaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 23 | OakCreek

    Join us at the Oak Creek Public Library on December 2nd at 6:30 pm for our Family Fun Night "The Chronicles of Detective Appletree' presented by Kohl's Wild Theater. Detective Appletree is back on the case to solve two mysteries in Wisconsin.

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  4. State champion Oak Creek girls hoops team opens with rout of HorlickRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | OakCreek

    Word had spread up from Racine this week that the Horlick girls basketball team was thinking that it had a real, viable chance at beating defending WIAA State D1 girls champion Oak Creek in the season opener Friday night. But the rebuilt and reorganized Knights thought otherwise, as the leaner, meaner Oak Creek squad hit 10 3-pointers and went on a 16-0 run between the end of the first quarter and the beginning of the second to roll to an impressive 69-32 victory in this Southeast Conference tilt.

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  5. Oak Creek police report: Nov. 20, 2014 issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | OakCreek

    He admitted to stealing coins from his aunt and pawning them. 2 Two males shoplifted two Samsung Galaxy smartphones, valued at $500, at Target, 8989 S. Howell Ave., at about 8:50 p.m. Nov. 10. Police arrested one of the suspects on Nov. 12. 3 An unidentified man stole a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 truck and Colt Construction trailer, together valued at $26,000, after the owner left it running outside PDQ Food Store, 6300 S. 27th St., at about 11:10 a.m. Nov. 11. The suspect was described as white, 6 feet tall, with a dark-colored soul patch and was wearing black pants, a gray hoodie under a blue jacket and a baseball hat.

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  6. Santa is ready to come to Oak Creek with a holiday workshop, bake contest and gamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 13 | OakCreek

    The Academy of Performing Arts is hosting a free Santa's Workshop on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. at its Oak Creek location, 9160 S. Pennsylvania Ave. Traditional to holiday events, there will be a hot chocolate bar, crafts, a coloring contest, a bounce house, pictures with Santa and more. Outdoors there will be a trackless train, similar to the one found at Southridge Mall.

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  7. Santa is ready to come to Oak Creek with a holiday workshop, bake contest and gamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 13 | OakCreek

    The Academy of Performing Arts is hosting a free Santa's Workshop on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. at its Oak Creek location, 9160 S. Pennsylvania Ave. Traditional to holiday events, there will be a hot chocolate bar, crafts, a coloring contest, a bounce house, pictures with Santa and more. Outdoors there will be a trackless train, similar to the one found at Southridge Mall.

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  8. Drugs, and concern about them, are on the rise in Oak CreekRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 12 | OakCreek

    "This is an issue that's not just happening in Milwaukee County. There are reasons why we should be focusing on this in Oak Creek," said Ashley Palen, public health specialist in the Oak Creek Health Department.

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  9. Oak Creek police report: Nov. 13, 2014 issueRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 11 | OakCreek

    2 A female was arrested for shoplifting after she took $270 worth of clothing and other merchandise into the dressing room at Kohl's, 9035 S. Howell Ave., concealed the items in her purse and attempted to leave without paying at about 6:20 p.m. Nov. 6. 3 A $1,500 portable Miller SkyWelder was stolen off a man lift outside of Stella and Chewy's, 111 W. Oakview Parkway, sometime between 5 p.m. Nov. 6 and 8 a.m. Nov. 7. 4 A man and a woman were arrested for shoplifting after they were seen changing the price tags on numerous seafood and meat items at Pick N Save, 6462 S. 27th St., and then used the self checkout lane and exited the store at about 3:50 p.m. Nov. 7. The male suspect was also taken into custody after police discovered he had a valid warrant with Waushara County for making a false 911 call.

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  10. Swim history made by Oak Creek's KetterlingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 4 | OakCreek

    According to coach Katie Andreska, Ketterling became the first Knight swimmer in at least eight years to win a conference title when she won both the 200-yard individual medley and the 500 freestyle with a pair of personal bests in leading the team to a fifth-place finish in the Southeast meet held Nov. 1. "Out of my eight years of coaching, Oak Creek has never had a conference champion," Andreska said. "Every meet this season, she has been improving her times.

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  11. Oak Creek, Franklin residents vote "yes" to only one OCFSD referendum questionRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 5 | OakCreek

    Oak Creek and Franklin residents voted in favor of one of the two Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District's referendum questions on Tuesday, Nov. 4, unofficial results show. According to the tally, question one of the referendum, which proposed a new elementary and secondary school on district-owned land, garnered 8,168 approving votes from both Franklin and Oak Creek residents.

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  12. Franklin football team holds off furious Oak Creek rally, 38-34Read the original story

    Oct 24, 2014 | OakCreek

    Franklin football coach Louis Brown was not referring to his squad in the post-game huddle on a frigid and windy Halloween night in Oak Creek, but to his hosts and opponents, the Knights. The Sabers built a 31-0 lead early in the third quarter but then had to hang on for their lives as behind senior quarterback Steve Stilwell, the Knights kept coming back and cutting the deficit only to fall a bit short in a wild 38-34 WIAA Division 1, level 2 playoff game loss to Franklin.

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  13. Elderly resident with asthma trapped in elevator at Country View Retirement HomeRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 29 | OakCreek

    The Oak Creek Fire Department and police responded to a report that an elevator was stuck, the doors wouldn't open and a resident was trapped inside at Country View Retirement Home, 10507 S. Chicago Road, at about 4:35 p.m. Oct. 22. While the units were responding, police dispatch received a 911 call reporting that the trapped resident had asthma and was panicking.

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  14. Oak Creek Police Report: Oct. 30, 2014Read the original story

    Wednesday Oct 29 | OakCreek

    Police have identified the suspect and are attempting to locate him. 2 Someone stole a Stihl gas backpack leaf blower, valued at $589, out of an open garage in the 8200 block of South Willow Court between 3 and 5 p.m. Oct. 25. 3 A woman was arrested for theft after video surveillance revealed she stole multiple rolls of toilet paper from the bathrooms at Woodman's, 8131 S. Howell Ave., on two separate occasions Oct. 21. On both occasions the suspect entered the bathroom with nothing in her hands and exited the bathroom with a grocery bag full of toilet paper rolls.

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  15. Amendments may curtail proposed closing of Hales Corners wading pool and elimination of UW-ExtensionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | OakCreek

    District 9 Supervisor Steve Taylor has submitted two amendments that would curtail the proposed elimination of the University of Wisconsin-Extension contract with Wehr Nature Center and closing of Hales Corners wading pool, as called for in County Executive Chris Abele's 2015 county budget. Wehr Nature Center has maintained a contract with UW-Extension for environmental education programming staff for 40 years.

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  16. Read Full ArticleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | OakCreek

    In an unprecedented victory, the Oak Creek Marching Knights took home a first-place trophy from the 30th annual WSMA State Marching Band Championships on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. In addition to their first-place award, the Knights also earned Best Musical Presentation for their theme, "The Sound of Music," as well as Best Color Guard.

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  17. Oak Creek High School production company plays to strengths of The Little TheaterRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 28 | OakCreek

    In the wake of an upcoming referendum that could result in a new, and much bigger, auditorium, Oak Creek High School's production company is transforming The Little Theater into a 1970s Door County lake house for its fall play, "New Beat on an Old Drum." Senior Gavin Nardi plays Rock Harrington, a ruthless and devious business man seeking to develop a lake house into a marina.

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  18. In a new proposed OCFSD course, students would build a houseRead the original story

    Monday Oct 27 | OakCreek

    Oak Creek-Franklin school board members will vote in December on a new proposed course called Knight Construction for fall 2015 in which students would build a house in the city and then sell it to a prospective resident. Matt Lonergan, a technology and engineering teacher at Oak Creek High School, proposed the course during a school board meeting on Monday, Oct. 27 with Chad Evenson, district curriculum coordinator.

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  19. Local schools are bursting at the seamsRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 | OakCreek

    My 5-year-old daughter is currently in a kindergarten class at Edgewood Elementary with 29 students to one teacher. This is a common occurrence in our Oak Creek elementary schools, as 40 percent of the classrooms are currently above the recommended guideline of a maximum of 25 students to one teacher.

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  20. Oak Creek police report: Oct. 23, 2014 issueRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2014 | OakCreek

    2 About $1,500 worth of aluminum was stolen from a gated area in the 400 block of West Bell Court between 6 p.m. Oct. 10 and noon Oct. 12. 3 A $350 UMIX digital camera and about $40 in loose change was stolen from the center console of an unlocked vehicle in the 1700 block of West Meyer Lane between 11 a.m. Oct. 12 and 5:30 a.m. Oct. 13. 4 A $250 iPod Touch, a $10 phone charger, a $10 iPod charger and a $35 USB drive were stolen from a vehicle in the 9300 block of South Orchard Park Circle between 5:45 p.m. Oct. 13 and 7:30 a.m. Oct. 14. 5 A man was arrested for shoplifting after he concealed a fan box inside his cart at Menards, 6800 S. 27th St., at about 11:40 a.m. Oct. 16. 6 Three 100-foot electrical cords and one 100-foot welding cable, valued at $1,500, were stolen from a job site in the 600 block of West Drexel Avenue between 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16 and 6:30 a.m. Oct. 17. 7 An ... (more)

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