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West Allis couple wins $1 million in Powerball

Nov. 30, 2012 5:54 p.m. | A West Allis couple didn't win the really big Powerball prize, but they're more than happy to take the consolation - $1 million.

Dennis and Mary Retterath bought a quick-pick ticket at the Speedway, 9130 W. Oklahoma Ave. and five numbers matched - just not the Powerball, which would have upped their take to a portion of the record $587.5 million payout shared by winners in Missouri and Arizona.

But to them, it might as well have been the big enchilada.

Mary said the couple screamed when they realized they'd won and the first thing they did was call all their children.

"I was crying so hard, they thought something happened to Dennis," she said Friday.

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West Allis district offers training for potential School Board candidates

Nov. 28, 2012 4:46 p.m. | West Allis - To help people decide if they want to run for the West Allis-West Milwaukee School Board, the district will hold a Board Academy to give information about the job and what potential candidates need to know to run.

The academy will be at 6:30 p.m. Mondayin Room 609, the regular board room, in the school administration building, 1205 S. 70th St.

More information is available from Brian Vissers, (414) 604-3007.

Brookfield East's Alec James named NOW Football Player of the Year

Nov. 28, 2012 11:39 a.m. | Brookfield East's Alec James has been voted the NOW All-Suburban Football Player of the Year for 2012 after leading his team to a school-record 10 victories and a trip to the third round of the WIAA playoffs.

James, who also is the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Player of the Year, will play on scholarship next season at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Wauwatosa West's Matt Good was named the NOW Coach of the Year.

You can see the complete team, player bios, a timeline of All-Suburban history and more at the 2012 All-Suburban Football Team page.

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