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Arizona advances to play Badgers

Second-seeded Arizona defeated sixth-seeded Xavier, 68-60, in an NCAA Tournament West Regional semifinal Thursday night and will play Wisconsin in the regional final at 5:09 p.m. Saturday.

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Board rejects ethics complaint against Twin Lakes chief

TWIN LAKES — The village Ethics Board Thursday dismissed an ethics complaint filed against Police Chief Dale Racer by Kevin Mathewson, regarding actions Racer allegedly took during Mathewson’s bid for hire with the police department.

The complaint was received by the village on March 17 and presented to the Ethics Board Thursday night. The board spent more than two hours in closed session reviewing the merits of the complaint before reconvening in open session and taking action.


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Briefs: CLS’ Taylor tabbed first-team All-MCC

Christian Life basketball player Nickie Taylor was one of eight players named first-team All-Midwest Classic Conference by the league coaches recently.

The 5-foot-8 senior averaged 14.2 points in conference play.

5 ways to try spring’s fashion forward trends on a budget


From flare leg pants to rock festival chic, spring’s big fashion statements are daring and fun to wear. But since these trends may only be sticking around for a season, don’t break the bank when trying them. Turn to wearable (and affordable) versions that incorporate the hits, without the splurge or lifelong commitment.

So long, skinnies! Flares and wide-leg pants are spring’s new silhouette. Old Navy Rockstar High-Rise Flare-Leg Jeans, $32, oldnavy.com

OUR VIEW: A step toward healthier food

Once social scientists and others worried that the world’s population would outstrip the ability to produce food, which would have meant there would be natural cap on the number of people the planet could support.

Something quite different happened. Both population and food production have soared. There is plenty of food produced by agriculture to feed everyone. It just doesn’t get to all the hungry people — estimated at 870 million — for a variety of reasons, some technical and some political or economic.



There are a few great things about the beginning of Spring. There’s the college basketball big dance. Major League Baseball is just around the corner. There’s only a couple short weeks — or months — until warmer weather.

But the best of all is that it’s SRIM Fest time. SRIM Fest stands for Smooth Riders Indoor Music Fest as the main muscle work is done by Matt Meyer of the Smooth Riders. The concept is simple — the booking, planning and production is herculean. The result is shamma-lamma-ding-dong. So here is the one sentence attention grabber:


Today's Poll

It's March Madness. What's your level of engagement with the NCAA Tournament?
I'm a hoops junkie. I take time off from work to watch as much as possible.
I follow in between duties at work and watch at home
I only follow if Wisconsin is playing
I only follow if Marquette is playing.
Beyond my office pool bracket, my interest is minimal.
None. I don't even fill out a bracket for the office pool.

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