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Local girl crowned Miss Wisconsin Preteen

July 17, 2012

Payton Stehno, 12, daughter of Brad and Laura Stehno of the Town of Eagle, was crowned 2012 Miss Wisconsin Preteen National Teenager on March.

Payton was crowned through the American National Teenager Scholarship Organization (ANTSO). Academic excellence and community service were two large components of the competition.

Her responsibilities for the next year include continued service to her community and the State of Wisconsin. Most recently she led an effort to collect more than 1,000 pair of shoes for the Soles 4 Souls organization, which provides shoes to third-world countries and areas hit by natural disasters.

Payton will represent Wisconsin at the national competition in San Antonio, Texas, on July 28. In addition to numerous sponsorships from businesses and individuals, she also raised funds by holding a lemonade stand and selling hot dogs and brats at the Mukwonago Pick 'n Save.

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German Christmas Market: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 27-28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 29, Downtown Oconomowoc, 100 E. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc. Features more than 30 outdoor vendor huts, indoor retail vendors, huge fire pit for gatherings, heated tents with music and German food plus indoor bier garten serving German beer, fresh gluhwein and other food and drinks. There will also be a heated Santa for photos and gingerbread decorating for kids.

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Joe Hite: 8 p.m. Nov. 28, Ward’s House of Prime — Delafield, 515 Wells St., Delafield.

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