LAUREL: To the Carthage softball team and coach Amy Gillmore, advancing to the NCAA Division III super regionals this weekend for the first time in program history. Now one of the top 16 teams in the country, Carthage faces sixth-ranked Illinois Wesleyan. “We’re peaking at the right time,” said Gilmore, in her 22nd season leading the team.

DART: It’s one thing to complain about city roadwork causing changes to your commute. It’s another thing to drive too fast in neighborhoods when detoured. That’s been happening near the 22nd Avenue and 80th Street intersection shut down for work. “They’re driving like maniacs,” a resident told our reporter, “There’s kids all over this neighborhood. They need to slow down.” Consider this a reminder.

LAUREL: To Carli McNeill, who received the Rising Star award from the Wisconsin District Attorney Association. The award is given annually to one lawyer chosen by peers as the most promising young prosecutor in the state. “To the extent that I have been able to do good work at all is because of the huge amount of time other prosecutors invested in me,” said McNeill, who works in the Kenosha County District Attorney’s office.

DART: To the loss of the American flag from the cellphone tower at 4421 Sheridan Road. Don’t blame the folks at Kenosha Heating and Cooling, which owns the property and took care of the 24-foot-by-36-foot flag. SBA Communications removed the flag after panels were damaged on the tower. This issue likely will reach the city Plan Commission in June when it hears SBA Communications’ request to amend its conditional use permit.

LAUREL: To the Milwaukee Bucks and all of their fans, whether in or outside of the Fiserv Forum or following every move at home on TV. Enjoy this special playoff run that just might — as Charles Barkley has been saying — end in an NBA championship. #FearTheDeer.

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