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13th Annual Karner Blue Race in the Books

A total of 165 runners competed Saturday in the Karner Blue 5K-10K-Half Marathon races sponsored by the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Written by Mary Gerdes
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Mequon Neighborhood Seeks Record For Shortest US July 4 Parade

Residents of a Mequon neighborhood are waiting to find out if their July Fourth parade set a new world record. About 30 people in the suburb north of Milwaukee have been marching and riding bikes for eight years. That was until organizer Bob Walerstein urged them to make Tuesday's parade a little more fun, by seeing what they had to do to get in the Guinness Book of World Records. They learned that the book does not have a record for the shortest Independence Day parade in the U-S, so they videotaped and documented an 88 yard march from Homestead High School to the first house on their street. Their noon time parade lasted less than two minutes -- and Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Sandy Williams will send all the proof to Guinness headquarters in London, while the neighbors wait for an official word of their accomplishment.

  • Written by Tyler Bue
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Two July Fourth Drownings In Southeast Wisconsin

Two people have drowned in a pair of late afternoon incidents on the Fourth of July in southeast Wisconsin. In Racine, police say a 14-year-old boy went underwater and never resurfaced while swimming with two others in a mucky area of the Root River near a storm sewer drain pipe. In Fond du Lac County, a 23-year-old Milwaukee man drowned while swimming in DeNeveu Lake in the town of Empire. Both victims were recovered from their respective waterways, and their names were not immediately released. Investigations continue into both drownings.

  • Written by Tyler Bue
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