Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

March means the Padre Serra Tournament

The extremely popular grade school basketball tournament, Padre Serra begins with all games taking place at Mount Mary College.

The annual event debuted during 1959 dubbed, The Catholic Midget League Playoff.  For many years, it was called the Milwaukee Archdiocesan Catholic Grade School Invitational Basketball Tournament until 1985, the name Padre Serra Tournament was adopted. The tournament is named for Padre Junipero Serra.

Last year, the boy’s team from Holy Apostles New Berlin placed fourth among 36 teams.

Here are teams from schools located in State Senate District 28 that are competing in this year’s Padre Serra Tournament:


Holy Apostles, New Berlin

St. Alphonsus, Greendale

St. Joseph, Big Bend

St. Leonard, Muskego


Holy Apostles, New Berlin

St. Mary, Hales Corners

St. Thomas Aquinas, Waterford

St. Leonard, Muskego

Good luck to all!

Padre Serra began last Thursday.

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