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Aerial mosquito spraying to take place Thursday

June 29, 2011 4:36 p.m. | The city of Brookfield will conduct its second mosquito spraying of the summer on Thursday, due to elevated larvae counts in wetlands around the city.

The spraying, done by helicopter, will cover 550 acres.

Areas sprayed will include:

wetlands adjacent to the Fox River between North Avenue and Capitol Drive, including Mitchell Park

wetlands north and west of Wirth Park

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Central jazz ensemble plays Summerfest today

June 29, 2011 12:14 p.m. | Visitors headed to Summerfest on Milwaukee's lakefront this afternoon will have a chance to listen to tunes from some Brookfield students.

The Brookfield Central High School jazz ensemble will perform from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino Stage. The students were invited to perform after winning the Bob Kames Jazz Festival in March.

For information about Summerfest, <a href="http://www.summerfest.com/flash2011/1.cfm?codeString=home#app=28&8b6e-selectedIndex=0&71fe-selectedIndex=1"> click here</a>.

Brookfield woman finishes in top 10 in national scholarship competition

June 29, 2011 8:37 a.m. | Brookfield resident Trish Paskov was named one of the 10 finalists in the Distinguished Young Women National Finals this weekend in Mobile, Ala.

Paskov, a graduate of Brookfield East High School, received a $3,000 scholarship and also earned a $1,000 award during preliminary competition for an essay on leadership.

Paskov, who plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, received a total of $9,200 in scholarships at the local, state and national levels of competitions.

She competed against 49 other young women from across the country in the scholarship program's finals in Alabama. Katye Brock of Tennessee was selected as the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2011 and received a $40,000 cash scholarship.

Distinguished Young Women photo gallery.

Honor roll page updated

June 20, 2011 10:49 a.m. | We've just updated our honor roll page with the latest lists of academic achievers from area schools.

The schools updated are: Forest Park Middle School (Franklin), Greenfield Middle School, Homestead High School, Marquette University High School, Martin Luther High School, Menomonee Falls High School, Muskego High School, Oak Creek-Franklin West Middle School, Oak Creek High School, St. Francis High School and St. Matthew School (Oak Creek).

Go to honor roll page.

Thank you for reading NOW newspapers - oh, and win prizes

June 08, 2011 3:04 p.m. | It's easy to consume news nowadays, and it's just as easy to share news.

So share your news consumption!

Be creative. Be wacky. Be simple. But show us how you consume news from NOW and you can win free prizes. We also want to see our readers and thank you for reading NOW Newspapers.

Take a picture of you reading a NOW paper or website and share it with us on social media. You can post it to MyCommunityNOW's Facebook page or mention @MyCommunityNOW on Twitter.

On Thursdays starting tomorrow, you can post to those places and be entered in a chance to win a pair of Marcus Theatres movie passes. A winner will be chosen and notified each Friday.

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State track and field photo gallery now online

June 06, 2011 2:16 p.m. | We've just updated the photo gallery from Peter Zuzga and Todd Ponath with more action from all divisions in this year's state track and field meet in La Crosse.

Brookfield East won the boys Division 1 competition with 57 points to 39.33 for Arrowhead. Bradley Tech was tops in the girls Division 1 meet, outpacing Arrowhead, 64-40.

Go to photo gallery

Magee principal heads to Germantown School District

June 01, 2011 10:48 a.m. | Four years after stepping into the role of principal at Magee Elementary School Maria Kucharski has taken a position closer to home at the principal at Amy Belle in Colgate, in the Germantown School District. While Kucharski will end her role as Magee principal at the end of June, she will remain with the Kettle Moraine School District as the Summer Academy Director.

"Four years ago I went through three rigorous and unique interviews and accepted the position of elementary principal at Magee Elementary. Little did I know that over the next few years I would be provided with some of the most exceptional learning and growing opportunities, and that I would work for and with some of the most talented educators I have ever met," Kucharski said in her resignation letter.

Kucharski's decision stemmed from a desire to not only be closer to home, but to also focus solely on her role as principal and a return to graduate school to obtain her curriculum license.

"Magee Elementary is fortunate to have dedicated, passionate and gifted staff members who genuinely care about the students they serve. We are equally fortunate to have parents and community members who support the purpose and vision of our school and who help to make Magee a great place for children to grow and learn," Kucharski said in her letter. "I thank the Kettle Moraine Schools, the teachers and staff … for embracing the charge of transformation, remaining positive in difficult political times, and making a difference for all children. It has been a privilege to work for and with all of you and I hope our paths will continue to cross in the future."

According to Superintendent Pat Deklotz, the process to find the next principal for Magee is under way.

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