Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Plus, check out these photos from the Waukesha Wonders vs. Harlem Ambassadors basketball game at Waukesha South High School.
The Waukesha Wonders didn't stand a chance. Even with Coach Carol Lombardi leading them at Waukesha South High School, the Waukesha Wonders – filled with local celebrities and officials like Police Chief Russell Jack, Acting Fire Chief Steve Howard, Waukesha North Principal Jody Landish, Waukesha South Principal Timothy Joynt and Superintendent Todd Gray – couldn't pull off a win in the charity basketball game that benefited Project Graduation. The Waukesha Wonders were defeated by the Harlem Ambassadors 37-80. In addition to being a fundraiser, the Harlem Ambassadors encouraged kids at the game to work hard in school to be successful in their adult life.
Friday, September 2, 2011
The day of the terrorist attacks is one many will never forget, including former mayor Carol Lombardi. Share your story here.
10 years ago, no one knew what was about to happen in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. No one knew what changes were about to come for the United States. Shortly before 8 a.m. central time on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, news went out that a plane had crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers in New York City. Within 15 minutes, a second plane crashed into the second tower. Many television news programs, already covering the first crash, showed the second crash live. As the morning went on, a third hijacked plane crashed into the Pentagon, and a fourth crashed in a field about 80 miles away from Pittsburgh. The country's air space was shut down, stranding President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara in the Milwaukee area. …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Former Waukesha mayor and others share memories of community gathering after terrorist attacks.
The 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on our nation is looming before us, but those in the Waukesha County community are doing what they can to make sure we never forget that day – the lives lost, the sacrifices given and the community that came together. “I can’t believe it has been 10 years,” said former Waukesha Mayor Carol Lombardi, who was elected into office from 1998 to 2006. Lombardi is one of the coordinators of Waukesha County Remembers Sept. 11, 2001, an annual event that honors first responders while memorializing those who were killed in the terrorist attacks. The remembrance event is being held at 11:55 a.m. Sept. 9 at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy. The other coordinators of the event are …