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Brown Deer school survey due date extended to Sept. 11

Aug. 30, 2011 2:52 p.m. | The School District of Brown Deer recently mailed a survey to all Brown Deer households seeking public opinion on a proposed consolidated two-school campus plan. Since the survey mailing was a bit later than originally planned, the survey deadline has been extended to Sept. 11.

The survey is a way for the School Board to gauge the community's interest in the plan. The board wants all residents of voting age to take the survey. Residents are encouraged to complete the survey to learn about the consolidation plan and to provide valued input before a decision is made for a possible referendum this fall.

For more information or to obtain additional survey forms or access codes, contact Barb Fleming at (414) 371-6758 or bfleming@browndeerschools.com.

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center getting new executive director

Aug. 30, 2011 10:48 a.m. | The Friends of Schlitz Audubon Nature Center Board of Directors has appointed Nathan Smallwood as executive director of the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. Nathan will be replacing Elizabeth "Buffy" Cheek, who is retiring after 19 years of service to SANC and its community of supporters.

"We wish Buffy all the best in her retirement, and thank her for making the center one of the best in the country," Margarete Harvey, Board president said in a news release.

Nathan comes to SANC from the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he has been the director of institutional advancement. In that position, he oversaw all fundraising for the museum and managed the marketing department including membership, public relations, web, publications and outreach materials. During his tenure, he has obtained some of the largest operating gifts in the museum's history.

"Nathan brings exceptional executive, fundraising, communications and strategic management skills with him and we believe these skills, along with his collaborative approach to management, make him a great fit for this position," Harvey added.

Glendale light industrial buildings sell for $3.6 million

Aug. 30, 2011 7:00 a.m. | Three Glendale light industrial/back office buildings, totaling 104,400 square feet, have been sold to an area investors group for $3.6 million.

Glendale Business Center LLC sold the buildings, at 6575-6693 N. Sidney Place, to Hakaduli Properties LLC, according to broker Brian Parrish, of Dickman Co.

Hakaduli's registered agent is Henry P. Schneider, of Whitefish Bay, according to state records. 

Hearing delayed for grandson in Siepmann slaying

Aug. 29, 2011 2:50 p.m. | Waukesha - A decision on whether a teenager accused of killing his grandfather in May is competent for the criminal case against him to proceed was delayed on Monday because the youth is changing attorneys.

Richard B. Wilson, 17, of Fox Point, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the May 8 slaying of Ronald Siepmann.

In June, Wilson was declared incompetent to face charges that he killed his grandfather, and Waukesha County Circuit Judge William J. Domina ordered him committed for mental health treatment.

A new competency report was filed last week and was scheduled to be discussed during a review hearing Monday afternoon. But Domina rescheduled the hearing to Wednesday after Wilson's attorney, Jennifer R. Dorow, said that Wilson's family has now retained attorney Michael Steinle to handle the case.

Siepmann, 78, a real estate developer, was found dead in a shed on the property of his Beaver Lake home in the Town of Merton. A bloody ax was nearby.

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Brown Deer schools hosts first listening session on facilities options tonight

Aug. 29, 2011 12:42 p.m. | The Brown Deer Park and Recreation Department staff is providing complimentary child care for the School District's Community Information & Listening Sessions. The meetings are designed to share information about facilities options under consideration, answer questions, and obtain input from our community.

The first meeting is tonight at 6 p.m. at the Brown Deer Middle School Cafeteria, 5757 W. Dean Road. There will be a second session at 1 p.m. Aug. 31 at the MAC at Brown Deer High School, 8060 N. 60th St.

The third session, at 6 p.m. Sept. 8, will take place in the library at Brown Deer High School rather than at the middle school as previously announced. Child care will be available at all sessions.

Coast Guard rescues 13 from capsized charter boat

Aug. 27, 2011 7:48 p.m. | A vessel carrying a group of scuba divers in Lake Michigan capsized two miles east of Whitefish Bay on Saturday and had to be assisted by the U.S. Coast Guard.

The three-person crew and all 10 passengers aboard the Diver's Delight Scuba Charter boat were returned to shore at McKinley Marina, checked by medical staff and determined to be safe with no injuries, the Coast Guard said in a news release Saturday.

Diver's Delight is owned by Ralph Ripple and operates out of a West Bend address, according to the company's website.

Tracy Ripple said the group had planned to do a couple of 100-foot dives to a shipwreck Saturday and set off from McKinley Marina. She received a call from her husband while she was driving to work in Port Washington on Saturday morning.

"Call the Coast Guard," she heard her husband say. "The boat flipped over."

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Waterford's late field goal edges HHS, 17-15

Aug. 27, 2011 10:55 a.m. |  

Last Friday’s matchup between Homestead and Waterford was pegged as a game to keep an eye on. It didn’t disappoint, as the Highlanders dropped a 17-15 thriller to the visiting Wolverines.
 
Homestead senior running back DeAngelo Dantzler scored on a 5-yard touchdown run with 1:24 left in the game to pull the Highlanders within one. Homestead lined up for a game-tying extra point, but senior quarterback Cody Berger, also the holder, scrambled left on a fake and converted a 2-point attempt to give his team a 15-14 lead.
 
Waterford’s defense appeared prepared for the fake, but Berger beat the defense to the left corner of the end zone.
 
“I thought they would line up and go for two,” Waterford head coach Adam Bakken said. “I wasn’t surprised they went for it, but I was surprised by how they did it.”
 
“We thought we might catch them napping,” Homestead head coach Dave Keel said. “Sure enough, it worked. Cody did a heck of a job getting the ball in the end zone.”
 
But the Wolverines bit back. Senior quarterback Zach Fisher led Waterford to Homestead’s 19-yard line after completing passes of 29 and 11 yards on consecutive plays. Fisher’s arm set up a 36-yard field goal attempt for senior kicker Nick Wirsching.
 
Wirsching drilled a beautiful kick through the middle to put Waterford up 17-15 with 6 seconds left. Homestead couldn’t muster a miracle in the closing seconds and fell to 1-1 on the season. Waterford improved to 2-0.
 
The result was just the second home defeat for the Highlanders in the past 10 seasons and their first regular season loss since 2007.
 
“I don’t have words for how it felt to make that kick,” Wirsching said. “The person I have to thank the most is my dad. He’s always pushing me to work hard. We’ve been practicing those kicks for four or five years.”
 
Wirsching had a 39-yard attempt blocked in the third quarter, but he said his confidence wasn’t shaken.
 
“We switched a few blockers in,” he said. “But I was just trying not to get too excited. There were some nerves but nothing too bad. I was just trying to keep calm.”
 
Bakken credited his quarterback’s late-game composure for setting up the dramatic finish. Fisher completed 11 of 14 passes for 203 yards and one touchdown.
 
“I don’t think a sophomore or junior quarterback stays calm like that and makes those throws,” he said. “Zach didn’t panic, and I thought he showed some great leadership.”
 
Both teams exchanged punts on their opening drives, but Waterford drew first blood with a nine-play, 96-yard touchdown drive to take an early 7-0 lead.
 
Homestead responded promptly, scoring on the second play of its next drive on a 55-yard run from senior running back Antoine Easterling.
 
The Wolverines again drove downfield methodically, marching 71 yards in nine plays to take a 14-7 lead on senior running back Dylan Dessart’s 4-yard touchdown run.
 
Both offenses struggled from there, but Homestead’s two red zone turnovers would prove to be the difference. An interception in the end zone and a fumble inside Waterford’s 10-yard line forced Homestead to play from behind most of the night.
 
“The turnovers did it,” Keel said. “If you make mistakes like that against a team this good, they’re going to hurt. Waterford has a great team. It was an exciting game, it came right down to the end, and our kids kept fighting.”
 
Easterling posted a game-high 125 yards on 15 carries, 30 of which came on Homestead’s final scoring drive. The loss is Homestead’s second home defeat in the past 10 seasons.
 
“For a preseason game, the level of play was extremely high,” Keel said. “But it’s the preseason. We will be better because of this.” 
 
The Highlanders open North Shore Conference play next Friday when they host Nicolet at 7 p.m. The Knights have opened the season with a surprising 2-0 record, their best such mark in over 20 years.
 
 
 

Tosa West survives miscues, beats Brown Deer in double overtime

Aug. 26, 2011 11:23 p.m. | Wauwatosa West football coach Matt Good's coming home party to Brown Deer was a messy, wild and occasionally sensational success Friday night, as the Trojans overcame three critical turnovers to beat host Brown Deer, 19-13, in double overtime.

Good's team was down to using sophomore back-up quarterback Jared Morzinski because of injury and other concerns. And he also had other things on his mind too.

Such as the fact that he had spent eight seasons coaching with old friend Falcon coach Rob Green before coming over to West four years ago.

So intense were his feelings after running back Amari Rushing had plowed into the end zone from a yard out to decide the game that he just kept it simple when he met his players in the north end zone afterward.

"That was friicking awesome guys," he said to loud cheers.

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Nicolet opens season at 2-0 with victory over Wauwatosa East

Aug. 26, 2011 11:22 p.m. | Nicolet's football team used a dominant fourth quarter to pull away from a relentless but winded Wauwatosa East team, emerging victorious 28-10 at Hart Park in Wauwatosa on Friday.

The game’s first half was marked mostly by methodical ball control offenses facing down sure-tackling defenses.
 
East drew first blood. After forcing a Nicolet punt, the Red Raiders worked their way downfield from their own 35, picking up yardage with a steady stream of first-down runs and timely third down passes culminating in a 38 yard field goal.


"(East's) offensive line came out firing every play. That’s probably their strongest part,” said Nicolet linebacker Alex Walker. "(Junior running back Mike) Meade is one tough little runner. He’s low to the ground, but tough to bring down.”

 
Third downs were all about quarterback Kyle Vnuk. The tall lanky Red Raider snuck through the line for one first down, then threw for two more to senior Vince Cupertino (16 yards) & junior Shaquille Redding (10 yards).
 
“He’s good,” Nicolet coach Brad Kozaczuk said. “Junior, big kid, great arm, and only going to get better.”
 
But the next four drives fizzled and stalled for both teams. Swarming defensive fronts reined in and collapsed on interior run plays. Neither side could buy enough time or string together enough passes to mount a significant air attack.
 
“Both defenses were playing well,” Kozaczuk said. “Both run a three front, which means bringing blitzes from lots of different places and angles. Makes it really tough for offensive lines.”
 
Nicolet senior quarterback Brandon Kappel agreed.

“Their D line was great, and they’ve got fast guys on the perimeter, especially (senior linebacker Will) Monreal. They should have a good year.”
 
Nicolet got its first break just before half. Facing fourth down with 2:54 remaining, the snap sailed over East’s punter.  Six plays later, Nicolet was in the end zone. Kappel picked up the last seven yards and touchdown on a pair of quarterback keepers.
 
The third quarter featured more back and forth stalemate.
 
After junior Tyler Crass intercepted a pass at the Nicolet 12, the Knights went deep.
 
Kappel escaped a collapsing pocket and heaved a bomb down the right sideline. He found Walker all alone. The senior pulled the pass in, galloping 71 yards for the score.
 
Nicolet appeared to be in good shape. But after forcing a punt on the ensuing drive and rushing for a first down, the Knights fumbled the snap. East recovered and six plays later, the Red Raiders were in the end zone. 
 
Vnuk threw a 6-yard bullet through the tightest of traffic to senior Josh Smentek, who tumbled forward into the end zone on the fourth quarter’s first play to make the game 13-10.
 
But that was the beginning of the end for East. Led by junior linebacker Hunter Crass and senior lineman Bernard Stutts, Nicolet tightened the screws. East’s final fourth quarter possessions resulted in a punt, a turnover on downs and an interception (junior Delton Clay) .
 
 “In the first half we had multiple opportunities to take over,” said Wauwatosa East coach Jake Wolter. “But we gave up some situation spots we shouldn’t have. When third and longs turn into first downs, you’re in trouble. You can’t live off of that.”
 
Nicolet turned the tables at the 7:30 mark in the fourth quarter. A quick bursting punt return and pair of East penalties put Nicolet near East’s 10. Four plays later, Kappel rolled out and found Tyler Crass in the corner of the end zone.
 
We got gassed,” Wolter said. “A lot of guys were playing both ways, and on special teams. They got gassed. And when we got down on the scoreboard, their heads sank a little bit.”
 
The Knight buried the Red Raiders once and for all at the 5:00 mark. On a play-action fake, Kappel rolled to his right, and found a wide open Nolan Wagner on the goal line. The pass hit the junior right in the numbers. He cradled it with two hands and backed into the end zone for the final score.
 
 “Our running game was effective, when we executed it,” Wolter said. “Our passing game was not bad. We’ve just got to get a little more wind and cash in at some key moments.”
 
“We had to find our feet a little bit,” said Nicolet coach Brad Kozaczuk. “But we got more intense as the game went along. We faced adversity and found a way to overcome it.”  

Waterford gets attention-grabbing win over Homestead

Aug. 26, 2011 11:15 p.m. |

Friday’s matchup between Homestead and Waterford was pegged as a game to keep an eye on. It didn’t disappoint, as the Highlanders dropped a 17-15 thriller to the visiting Wolverines, with a last-second field goal giving the Highlanders their first regular-season loss in five years.
 
Homestead senior running back DeAngelo Dantzler scored on a 5-yard touchdown run with 1:24 left in the game to pull the Highlanders within one. Homestead lined up for a game-tying extra point, but senior quarterback Cody Berger, also the holder, scrambled left on a fake and converted a 2-point attempt to give his team a 15-14 lead.
 
Waterford’s defense appeared prepared for the fake, but Berger beat the defense to the left corner of the end zone.
 
“I thought they would line up and go for two,” Waterford head coach Adam Bakken said. “I wasn’t surprised they went for it, but I was surprised by how they did it.
 
“We thought we might catch them napping,” Homestead head coach Dave Keel said. “Sure enough, it worked. Cody did a heck of a job getting the ball in the end zone.”
 
But the Wolverines bit back. Senior quarterback Zach Fisher led Waterford to Homestead’s 19-yard line after completing passes of 29 and 11 yards on consecutive plays. Fisher’s arm set up a 36-yard field goal attempt for senior kicker Nick Wirsching.
 
Wirsching drilled a beautiful kick through the middle to put Waterford up 17-15 with 6 seconds left. Homestead couldn’t muster a miracle in the closing seconds and fell to 1-1 on the season. Waterford improved to 2-0.
 
“I don’t have words for how it felt to make that kick,” Wirsching said. “The person I have to thank the most is my dad. He’s always pushing me to work hard. We’ve been practicing those kicks for four or five years.”
 
Wirsching had a 39-yard attempt blocked in the third quarter, but he said his confidence wasn’t shaken.
 
“We switched a few blockers in,” he said. “But I was just trying not to get too excited. There were some nerves but nothing too bad. I was just trying to keep calm.”
 
Bakken credited his quarterback’s late-game composure for setting up the dramatic finish. Fisher completed 11 of 14 passes for 203 yards and one touchdown.
 
“I don’t think a sophomore or junior quarterback stays calm like that and makes those throws,” he said. “Zach didn’t panic, and I thought he showed some great leadership.”
 
Both teams exchanged punts on their opening drives, but Waterford drew first blood with a nine-play, 96-yard touchdown drive to take an early 7-0 lead.
 
Homestead responded promptly, scoring on the second play of its next drive on a 55-yard run from senior running back Antoine Easterling.
 
The Wolverines again drove downfield methodically, marching 71 yards in nine plays to take a 14-7 lead on senior running back Dylan Dessart’s 4-yard touchdown run.
 
Both offenses struggled from there, but Homestead’s two red zone turnovers would prove to be the difference. An interception in the end zone and a fumble inside Waterford’s 10-yard line forced Homestead to play from behind most of the night.
 
“The turnovers did it,” Keel said. “If you make mistakes like that against a team this good, they’re going to hurt. Waterford has a great team. It was an exciting game, it came right down to the end, and our kids kept fighting.”
 
Easterling posted a game-high 125 yards on 15 carries, 30 of which came on Homestead’s final scoring drive. The loss is Homestead’s second home defeat in the past 10 seasons.
 
“For a preseason game, the level of play was extremely high,” Keel said. “But it’s the preseason. We will be better because of this.”
 
The Highlanders open their conference schedule next Friday when they host Nicolet.
 
 

Slinger rallies to stun Whitefish Bay

Aug. 26, 2011 11:10 p.m. | It was a tale of two halves, a tale of two game plans and a tale of two leaders Friday night in Whitefish Bay.

The tales all added up to the Slinger Owls defeating the Whitefish Bay Blue Dukes in a come from behind victory, 27-26, that leaves each team 1-1 heading into the conference season. One leader will take the game as a learning experience while the other intends to feed on it.
 
“It just came down to who took the last blow,” Whitefish Bay junior quarterback Grant Menard said. “Tonight we just didn't come out when it mattered in the fourth quarter. Hopefully we can learn from this experience as we take on our next opponents in conference.”
 
The experience Menard was referring to was a second half dominated by the Slinger offense playing a pass oriented game yet still controlling the ball for nearly the entire half.
 
With 5:49 left, senior quarterback Phillip Martola found fellow classmate Kirk Emmer for the go-ahead touchdown, the second such connection of the half for the two. The score came on 4th and goal from the three yard line and capped 14 unanswered points for the Owls.
 
“Great job to them and their quarterback; it was an unbelievable performance,” Menard said. “Our defense had been holding them all game, and they are an explosive team. We couldn't really ask for much more.”
 
Martola finished the game 15 of 19 passing for 203 yards and three touchdowns. In two games this year, Martola has accumulated 508 yards and six touchdowns to only one interception. Four of those touchdowns have gone to Emmer, and for good measure, the duo iced the game Friday night with a 20 yard completion gaining the first down needed to run out the clock.
 
Those types of plays are what Martola expects when he puts the ball in the air.
 
“The athletes on this team are playmakers,” Martola said. “The most important thing I have in my receivers is trust. I trust every single one of them that every time I let go of the ball they are going to get it and nobody else is.”
 
It wasn't exactly a confident start for the Owls. The Blue Dukes forced a lost fumble on just the second play from scrimmage. After getting the ball back for a second possessio, the Owls ran into trouble while attempting a punt. The long snap went into the end zone, giving the Blue Dukes a safety and 2-0 lead with 4:36 left in the first quarter.


But Slinger caused a fumble during the return of the ensuing free kick, setting up Martola's first touchdown pass of the evening less than a minute later. It was after falling behind 7-2 that Whitefish Bay began to gain traction and seemingly took control of the game.

 
Junior running back Rashadeem Gray sparked the Blue Dukes offense with a 63-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter. Gray finished the game with 152 yards on 14 carries.
 
When Whitefish Bay added to the lead by scoring two second quarter touchdowns in 12 seconds, things were looking good for the Blue Dukes. With 9:43 left in the second quarter, Menard scored on short run then junior Julian Posey recovered a fumble on the kickoff and scored, giving Whitefish Bay a 26-13 half time lead.
 
Slinger was able to battle back and wear down the Blue Dukes in the second half. A series of penalties and the air attack from Martola kept the Blue Dukes at bay.
 
“We have some things to shore up,” Bay coach Jim Tietjen said. “I think our defense needs a little work and we will do that this week to get ready for Germantown.”

Competency review set for teen in grandfather's killing

Aug. 23, 2011 4:36 p.m. | Waukesha - A court hearing has been scheduled for Monday to review a new competency report of a teen accused of killing his grandfather in May and to determine whether the homicide case against him can proceed.

Richard B. Wilson, 17, of Fox Point, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the May 8 slaying of Ronald Siepmann.

Siepmann, 78, a real estate developer, was found dead in a shed on the property of his Beaver Lake home in the Town of Merton. A bloody ax was nearby.

In June, Wilson was declared incompetent to face charges that he killed his grandfather, and Waukesha County Circuit Judge William J. Domina ordered him committed for mental health treatment.

If Wilson has regained competency, the case against him can proceed.

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University School gets new leader

Aug. 22, 2011 6:06 p.m. | River Hills - University School of Milwaukee, a private college preparatory K-12 school, has a new head of school this year: Laura Fuller, a Wisconsin native coming from a head position at a private school in Virginia.

Fuller replaces Ward Ghory, who stepped down after 11 years of leading University School at 2100 W. Fairy Chasm Road to take a sabbatical year and write a book about how to improve college preparatory education.

Ghory, 62, said by telephone Monday from Orleans, Mass. that he had "retreated" a bit, but not retired.

Fuller, a La Crosse native who grew up in Oshkosh and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the first female leader since 1964 at University School, according to a news release. She has worked for more than 20 years at a variety of private schools on the east coast and in Florida.

Homestead crushes Hartford

Aug. 19, 2011 11:07 p.m. | While victory is certain to bring elation to any coach, often times there is at least something to nitpick about when playing a season opener.

But Homestead coach Dave Keel had nothing to complain about because Friday night’s contest couldn’t have gone any better.

The Highlanders dominated every facet of the game and cruised to a 35-7 victory over Hartford.

“That was a good start [to the season],” Keel said. “Our kids came ready to play and they played hard. I was real pleased with the way we played offense, the way we played defense and the way we played special teams. The three facets were solid.”

It was the Highlanders’ special teams that set the tone early and often, particularly junior punt returner Jay Schneider.

After forcing the Orioles to a three-and-out on their opening possession, Schneider took the ensuing punt 40 yards to the Hartford 28-yard-line.
Homestead then used nine plays, including a key fourth-down conversion, to find the end zone on a one-yard run by junior Ben Binversie with 5:40 to play in the first quarter.
 
After another Hartford three-and-out, Schneider helped Homestead set up its second score, this time as a receiver.
 
Making his first varsity start, Schneider caught a 43-yard pass from senior quarterback Cody Berger to move the ball into Orioles’ territory.

Later in the drive, junior running back Jabree Washington scored from 16 yards out to put the Highlanders ahead 14-0 late in the first quarter.

Homestead controlled the first quarter but dominated the second quarter to seal the victory before halftime against a solid Hartford program.

After a Hartford fumble, Homestead waltzed down the field to score again with 11:21 left in the first half -- this time it was senior running back Antoine Easterling scampering in from five yards out.

After setting up two scores already, Schneider figured that he’d put one on the board himself with 10:07 left in the first half, taking a punt 70 yards for a touchdown.

“Dodge and weave,” Schneider said. “I was just following the blockers. I couldn’t do it without them. I just ran left and followed my blockers. It was pretty simple.”

Special teams have been an early focus for the Highlanders, and it was evident Friday.

“We’ve been working hard on that,” Schneider said. “Last year we kind of slacked a bit, so we wanted to pick it up. It has been paying off.”

Easterling put the icing on the cake, turning an Orioles fumble into a 24-yard touchdown run, his second of the day.

With backups in as early as the middle of the second quarter, Homestead took advantage of the running clock for most of the second half.

Hartford got on the board late in the fourth quarter on a 39-yard run by Nick Hahn.

Schneider finished with 210 all-purpose yards, 110 via the return game, 90 receiving and 10 on the ground.

“He caught the ball well, he ran the ball well and of course he had the nice punt returns,” Keel said. “That was nice to see.”

Against the Highlanders’ top defensive unit, Hartford barely mustered any offense and turned the ball over twice.

“They probably had only two or three first downs against our number ones, pleased with how we played there,” Keel said.

Another positive for Keel was the ability for him to get all of his players in to get valuable experience for the rest of the season.

The veteran coach didn’t expect that kind of game to break out against Hartford, a team that is a perennial contender.

“I thought it would be a tighter game because [Hartford] Coach Noenning does a great job,” Keel said. “They are just young. He’ll have them playing really well before it is all said and done.”
 
On the ground for the Highlanders it was a balanced attack, with eight different players seeing carries. Homestead threw the ball just three times, all by Berger, who exited in the second quarter.

After a dominating opening act, the key now is to continue on playing like they did Friday. The Highlanders will host Waterford next Friday.

“It is a great start, now we have to keep rolling,” Schneider said. “We came out here and set the tone, we can’t die off. We have to keep going, all the way.”

Nicolet shines in coach's debut

Aug. 19, 2011 10:53 p.m. |

Senior Bryce Bowen scored two touchdowns, returning both a blocked punt and an interception back for scores leading the Nicolet Knights (1-0) over Waukesha South (0-1) in the 2011 football opener, 41-28. The victory gave new head coach Brad Kozaczuk a double shower in cooler water and avenged last year's opening night overtime loss to the Blackshirts.
 
Knights quarterback Brandon Kappell, a senior, was 5 for 9 in the air for 51 yards and a touchdown to go along with a 20-yard touchdown run that opened the scoring. Waukesha South also scored on the first drive when sophomore Isaish Pitchford scored on a 12-yard run to even the game at 7-7. From there Nicolet took control, leading 21-7 at the half after Bowen's first score.
 
Senior Corey Broussard ran for 205 yards on 24 carries and three touchdowns for Waukesha South. For the Knights, it was junior Treland Jenkins leading the way with 133 yards and a touchdown on just 8 carries

Whitefish Bay dominates opener

Aug. 19, 2011 6:35 p.m. | Whitefish Bay scored on its first five possessions of the game, all in the first half of Friday afternoon’s 2011 season opener at West Bend’s Carl Kuss Memorial Field, and rolled to a 35-0 win over West Bend West.

The highlight of the barrage was junior running back Rashadeem Gray’s 90-yard scamper that made it 28-0 with just over 4 minutes left in the first half. The game was played with a 3 p.m. kickoff to accommodate a doubleheader at West Bend.

 
While the Blue Dukes offense put up 261 yards in the first half, the defense was on its game, too, holding the Spartans to just 23 yards in the first half.

Brown Deer man accused of prostituting 3 minors

Aug. 19, 2011 5:52 p.m. | A Brown Deer man was charged in federal court Friday with prostituting three minors between 2006 and 2008.

Tyrone McMillian, 29, who is also known as "HK," made an initial appearance in court Friday. He faces three separate counts of sex trafficking of a child.

"The nature of the crime, sex trafficking of a child, is extremely serious," said prosecutor Joseph R. Wall, who recommended that McMillian be detained because he believes McMillian is a danger to the community.

McMillian's attorney, Bridget Boyle, said detention was unnecessary because McMillian's ties to the community negated the concerns for a flight risk and asked the judge to consider some sort of release.

U.S. Magistrate Judge William Callahan agreed with the government and ordered that McMillian be held pending trial.

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We're tweeting live tonight from high school football games, and you can too

Aug. 19, 2011 10:04 a.m. | You can follow the opening Friday night of high school football action as Journal Sentinel, NOW and Lake Country reporters tweet from high school football games throughout the area.

You can add to our coverage of the games by sending your own tweets with the tag #wisfb to add it to our running feed.

After the games, check out the football scoreboard and statistics page, produced in partnership with WisSports.net.

Before the games begin, you can take a look at the prospects for area teams in our football preview stories, which are featured on the Suburban Sports Roundup page.

Brown Deer to appoint person to fill vacant School Board seat

Aug. 17, 2011 11:40 a.m. | The School Board plans to appoint a person to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Kathy Stresman last month.

In order to qualify, you must be 18 years old, a citizen of the United States and a resident for at least 28 days preceding the selection (appointment).

Those who are interested in applying should send a letter of interest and résumé to School Board clerk, 8200 N. 60th St., Brown Deer, 53223. Materials may also be dropped off during normal business hours.

Applications are due no later than Sept. 8. Interviews will be scheduled for Sept. 15.

For additional information, call Barb Fleming at (414)371-6758.

Chicago design firm opening office, retail store in Whitefish Bay

Aug. 16, 2011 3:51 p.m. | A Chicago design firm's office and retail store will open on Silver Spring Drive.

The Plan Commission Monday night approved a request from Susan Fredman Design Group to open an interior design business and retail sales store at 401 E. Silver Spring Drive. Fredman has a similar business in Chicago and Union Pier, Mich.

The business will open in an alliance with James Hoffman Builders, taking most of the first floor for design and retail space.

Hoffman will continue to have some space on the first floor but will have most of its business in the basement, according to Susan Rossie, the president of the firm.

"We will operate as separate businesses," Rossie said.

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Dunkin Donuts moving to Whitefish Bay

Aug. 16, 2011 2:40 p.m. | Dunkin Donuts will be the first tenant in the new retail building under construction adjacent to PNC Bank. The restaurant will occupy the east end of the building at the corner of Silver Spring Drive and Bay Ridge Avenue.

John Clark is the vice president of operations for the Milwaukee Coffee Brewing Co., which owns the franchise for Dunkin Donuts in this area. Clark said the village's Dunkin Donuts will have upscale finishes and signals the re-entry of the restaurant into the Milwaukee market. His group opened a Dunkin Donuts in Menomonee Falls earlier this year.

Two other Dunkin Donuts in the Milwaukee area are not part of this franchise, Clark said.

Some residents who live on Bay Ridge Avenue raised concerns, citing congestion during the early morning hours, the prime service time for Dunkin Donuts and also the drop off time for Dominican High School and the addition of another coffee business to those already in the community. Some felt the fast food reputation of the restaurant would be a better fit for Port Washington Road, but Clark said the restaurant wants to focus on coffee and offers a menu that has heart-healthy choices.

The restaurant use is allowed in that location under the village code, according to Assistant Manager Matt Schuenke.

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Wild horse and burro adoption in Mequon

Aug. 16, 2011 8:27 a.m. | Once their range was much of North America. Now they need human help finding a home.

The U.S. Department of the Interior will hold a public adoption opportunity for wild horses and burros at the BLM Holding Facility 6814 W. Highland Road from Sept. 7 through Oct. 7.

This is a wonderful chance for qualified horse lovers to help a horse or burro in need and add a terrific friend to their lives.

The adoption is by appointment. Call (800) 293-1781. Here's the Facebook page.

CEO of Milwaukee-based organization dies while hiking

Aug. 13, 2011 7:22 p.m. | Peter Goldberg, the president and CEO of Milwaukee-based Families International, suffered a heart attack and died Friday while hiking in Maine on vacation.

The Maine Warden Service said Goldberg, 63, of Mequon, was with his wife on Sally Mountain near Jackman, Maine, hiking and picking blueberries when authorities received a 911 call saying he was having a heart attack, the Associated Press reported.

The couple have been long time summer vacationers on Attean Pond in Jackman, according to news reports.

Goldberg had been president and CEO of Families International since 1994.

Families International is the parent organization for three nonprofit organizations - the Alliance for Children and Families, United Neighborhood Centers of America (UNCA) and Ways to Work- and one for-profit company, FEI Behavioral Health.

Bank robbed in Mequon

Aug. 13, 2011 2:26 p.m. | An armed robbery occurred around 7:15 a.m. Saturday at the Harris Bank on the 1400 block of W. Mequon Road in Mequon, according to Sgt. Chuck Linzmeyer.

The robber, armed with a gun, got away with an undetermined amount of cash, he said.

No one was injured in the robbery, which occurred just as the bank was opening, Linzmeyer said. Detectives were investigating it Saturday afternoon, he said.

Stifel buys notes related to Wisconsin schools' lawsuit

Aug. 11, 2011 11:14 a.m. | Stifel Financial Corp. announced today that it finalized a deal to purchase $162.5 million in notes from DEPFA Bank, the same bank that the trusts of five Wisconsin school districts borrowed from to purchase risky investments from Stifel that later failed.

Stifel is facing a lawsuit in Milwaukee County Circuit Court from the school districts, which claim the brokerage firm and the Royal Bank of Canada misled them about the nature of the investments.

Wednesday the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission stepped in and charged Stifel with defrauding the districts in a federal lawsuit.

Acting on the advice of Stifel and one of its former executives, David Noack, school district officials from Waukesha, Whitefish Bay, West Allis-West Milwaukee, Kenosha, and Kimberly set up trusts in 2006 to help fund employees' non pension, post-retirement benefits.

According to Stifel's news release, the total amount of the investments made by the school districts' trusts was $200 million. 

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SEC charges brokerage firm with defrauding five districts

Aug. 10, 2011 12:18 p.m. | U.S. securities regulators have charged a St. Louis-based brokerage firm and a former executive with defrauding five Wisconsin school districts by selling them risky investments that were unsuitable for the districts' purposes, according to a complaint filed in a Milwaukee federal court.

In the complaint, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleges that Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. and then-senior vice president David Noack created a program to help the school districts fund post-retirement benefits for employees by investing in complex financial instruments. The school districts established trusts and borrowed money to invest about $200 milllion in notes linked to the performance of those instruments, known as collateralized debt obligations, in 2006.

According to the SEC's complaint, Stifel and Noack misrepresented the risk of the investments and failed to disclose material facts to the school districts.

When global markets crashed in 2008, the investments became virtually worthless, but generated significant fees for Stifel and Noack, according to the complaint.

The five Wisconsin districts - Kimberly, Kenosha, West Allis-West Milwaukee, Waukesha and Whitefish Bay - sued Stifel and the Royal Bank of Canada in Milwaukee County circuit court for fraud. The parties were involved in settlement talks last month.

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Pasch grabs nearly 59 percent of votes in Brown Deer

Aug. 09, 2011 10:44 p.m. | Brown Deer voters cast the majority of their support for Democrat Rep. Sandy Pasch in unofficial results for the 8th District Senate seat.

Pasch garnered 2,889 votes to 2,038 for Republican incumbent Sen. Alberta Darling.

Voter turnout was 62 percent.

Darling carries River Hills over Pasch

Aug. 09, 2011 10:10 p.m. | Republican incumbent Sen. Alberta Darling carried her home town of River Hills in unofficial results for her 8th District Senate seat.

In the recall election, Darling had 566 votes to 354 for challenger Rep. Sandy Pasch.

Voter turn out was 70 percent.

Thiensville voters back Darling in recall

Aug. 09, 2011 9:52 p.m. | Thiensville voters favored incumbent Sen. Alberta Darling in unofficial results for a recall race for the 8th Senate District.

Darling had 942 votes while challenger Rep. Sandy Pasch had 585.

Bayside voters like Pasch over Darling

Aug. 09, 2011 9:48 p.m. | Rep. Sandy Pasch carried Bayside in unofficial results provided by the village.

In the recall election for the 8th Senate District, Pasch had 1,299 votes to 997 for incumbent State Sen. Alberta Darling.

Bayside reports a 66.9 percent voter turnout.

Pasch edges Darling in Fox Point

Aug. 09, 2011 9:44 p.m. | The results in State Senate District 8 recall election in Fox Point were close.

In unofficial results for the village, Rep. Sandy Pasch had 1,843 votes to 1,683 for Sen. Alberta Darling.

Shorewood voters show strong support for Pasch

Aug. 09, 2011 9:20 p.m. | Shorewood voters showed strong support for Rep. Sandy Pasch in the Senate District 8 recall election.

Pasch garnered 4,582 votes to 1,630 for incumbent Sen. Alberta Darling in unofficial results for the village.

The turnout was 63.7 percent in the community.

Pasch gets 1,000-vote edge over Darling in Glendale

Aug. 09, 2011 9:14 p.m. | Seventy two percent of Glendale voters turned out to indicate their preference for Rep. Sandy Pasch, in the Senate District 8 recall election.

In unofficial results in the city, Pasch, a Democrat, had 2,946 votes to Republican incumbent Sen. Alberta Darling's 1,928.

Whitefish Bay likes Pasch slightly more than Darling

Aug. 09, 2011 9:10 p.m. | Rep. Sandy Pasch narrowly carried her hometown over State Sen. Alberta Darling in unofficial Whitefish Bay results for the recall election.

Pasch's total was 3,687 to Darling's 3,518.

North Shore football teams set to scrimmage this weekend

Aug. 09, 2011 4:16 p.m. | Football teams have been practicing for 10 days and now the North Shore area squads will get a chance to hit somebody other than their teammates on Saturday when various scrimmages are held around the area.

Brown Deer, coming off a Woodland Conference divisional title and an 8-2 mark, travels to Random Lake at 9 a.m. for match-ups with Kewaskum, Winnebago Lutheran, Greendale Martin Luther and North Fond du Lac.

Homestead, which is looking for its 11th straight North Shore Conference championship, is coming off a 10-1 campaign and practices at 10 a.m. at Janesville Parker against Parker, Kettle Moraine and Sheboygan South. The Highlanders are looking for their 11th straight double-digit win season.

Nicolet, under new coach Brad Kozaczuk, travels to St. Francis to get in a workout against Waukesha North and Milwaukee Pulaski. The Knights were 3-6 last season.

Messmer/Shorewood also has a new coach in area fixture Drake Zortman. No information is available on their schedule for Saturday. The Greyhounds are playing in the Midwest Classic North Division this fall. They were 1-8 last fall.

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Parking restrictions still a hot topic in Shorewood

Aug. 09, 2011 12:07 p.m. | One man's meat is another man's poison. That sums up the reaction to two-hour parking restrictions on north/south streets south of Capitol Drive in the congested residential commuter area, the southeast quadrant of the village.

Residents near Capitol Drive who live on north/south streets such as Farwell Avenue love the program, which limits long-term parking in front of their houses. Businesses and apartment managers in the area, whose employees and residents need to park in the congested area, fear a two-hour restriction will hurt businesses and unfairly target apartment dwellers, some of whom already pay for night parking permits but under the new rules for the area, would be required to get a day time permit as well.

When the Village Board began discussing a change in parking regulations for the area, it was focused more on preventing University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students and staff from parking all day on streets close to the university.

The village plans to work with a group of trustees, business owners and residents to see what can be done in the northern part of the area for businesses and apartment dwellers.

The area north of Capitol Drive currently has unrestricted parking on its streets, but changes south of Capitol Drive could create parking woes in those areas, officials said.

UWM students to create PARK(ing) Day art in Shorewood

Aug. 09, 2011 11:40 a.m. | PARK(ing) Day, an international public art program, comes to Shorewood on Sept. 16 thanks to a collaboration between the village's Public Arts Committee and students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Associate Professor Mo Zell said her students will develop public art displays that will be placed in metered public parking places on Capitol Drive between noon and 6 p.m. Students will analyze the sites and create both a poster showing an analysis of the site and a three dimensional model of the artwork they deem appropriate.

Zell told the Village Board last night that PARK(ing) Day began in 2005 and since then has grown to include 140 cities in 21 countries on six continents.

Dick Eschner of the Public Arts Committee said the event will be a way to make people interested and aware of public art.

Last year Zell's students did a similar project in Milwaukee.

Shorewood gains as Dow plunges

Aug. 09, 2011 10:52 a.m. | A stock market spiraling down more than 600 points didn't hurt the village yesterday as Ehlers financial adviser Michael Harrigan reported the sale of general obligation bonds to the Village Board on Monday night.

"We all were a little anxious about it," Harrigan said of the sale during the crazy day on Wall Street.

J.P. Morgan Securities was the low bidder, with a true interest rate of 2.8663 percent. The interest rate, lower than the estimate of 3.25 percent, and reduced premium costs allowed the village to borrow $100,000 less than anticipated.

The village will save more about $226,000 in debt costs over the 15-year life of the issue.

The money will be used to refinance about $2.5 million of debt from 2002 and for road, sewer and park projects. The village's share of capital costs for the new dispatch center that will be located in Bayside, $325,000, and for fire department apparatus, $164,800, were also included in the bond issue.

Teen calls 911 to win argument with mother

Aug. 09, 2011 9:10 a.m. | A 14-year-old Whitefish Bay girl was informed of the correct use of 911 after she called police and then hung up in the 100 block of East Fairmount Avenue at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police went to the home and the girl admitted calling 911 hoping they would take her side in her argument with her mother.

Police then informed her of the importance of following house rules.

Ten percent of Bayside voters have weighed in already on recall via absentee ballot

Aug. 05, 2011 11:44 a.m. | The village of Bayside was reporting 10.8 percent voter turnout for the Aug. 9 recall election via absentee voting as of yesterday morning. Voters have until 5 p.m. today (Friday) to vote absentee in person or to register to vote in the District 8 recall race pitting Sen. Alberta Darling against challenger Rep. Sandy Pasch.

There will be no in-person absentee voting or voter registration on Monday but voters can register at the polls on election day as in the past.

Residency requirements for voting have changed. Voters must live in the district for 28 days prior to the election, rather than the previous 10.

Police seek suspect in Brown Deer bank robbery

Aug. 03, 2011 7:56 a.m. | Brown Deer police responded to a bank robbery at Guaranty Bank, 4000 W. Brown Deer Road, at 10:53 a.m. Tuesday.

According to police, a man armed with a gun and wearing dark clothing, a ski mask and wrap-around sunglasses entered the bank, demanded and got money before driving off in a vehicle described as a beige colored SUV, similar to a Lexus RX350. A possible partial plate of 90334 was obtained from witnesses. No further information is available about this license plate.

No one was injured during the incident.

An attempted armed robbery at the bank occurred on July 25.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brown Deer Police Department at (414) 371-2900.

Brown Deer agrees to buy land to help with parking in Original Village area

Aug. 02, 2011 2:44 p.m. | After a closed session discussion last evening, the Brown Deer Village Board agreed to purchase property in the Original Village, a step that will help create some additional off-street parking.

The parcel at 8759 N. Deerwood Drive, between Prime Time Pub & Grill and Larry's Brown Deer Market, will be purchased for $185,000.

Jim Jagodizinski, the owner of the land, which includes a garage that is used for storage and personal auto restoration, offered to sell the land, Village Manager Russell Van Gompel said. The agreement to purchase is contingent on the adoption of a revised streetscape plan and the closing of the sale by Dec. 31.

Shorewood's National Night Out canceled

Aug. 02, 2011 2:42 p.m. | Village officials announced this afternoon that the National Night Out event scheduled for this evening in Shorewood has been canceled due to the expectation of severe weather.

There are no plans to reschedule the event this year.

Bay exploring options to fight county redistricting

Aug. 02, 2011 2:30 p.m. | Franklin Mayor Tom Taylor asked for the Village Board's assistance with the Milwaukee County redistricting issue, one that Taylor says could have a negative impact if it is not revisited.

The County Board voted on a plan to reduce the board by one seat, from 19 to 18. In drawing the map for the new districts, the North Shore's 6th District was eliminated. The plan cuts Whitefish Bay in half and leaves current Supervisor Joe Rice without a job.

Taylor is also the chairman of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Council, made up of all the municipal leaders in the county. The ICC and many local governments sent resolutions to the County Board, opposing the plan.

"They are apparently not listening," Taylor said Monday night. "If the municipalities go 'Oh, well, it is up to the County Board' and go about their business, there will be less and less respect from the County Board. I think the suburbs are going to suffer."

The Village Board met in closed session after the regular meeting, with Taylor joining them.

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Residents interested in forming a 'friends' group for parks maintenance

Aug. 02, 2011 12:50 p.m. | It's more of a concept than a plan.

Melanie Ariens explained a recent discussion at the Environmental Advisory Commission about the formation of a friends group that would support the parks and green space in the village.

The June discussion of the concept spread to an online article, which got the attention of some residents and Village President Julie Siegel.

The concept, as discussed in June, was the formation of a Friends of Whitefish Bay Parks and Open Spaces using the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation as a model.

At last night's Village Board meeting, Trustee Kevin Buckley suggested a club more along the lines of a group such as the Whitefish Bay Garden Club might be an easier and direct way to go.

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Fitness center gets extended hours

Aug. 02, 2011 12:44 p.m. | The Village Board agreed to allow extended hours for Anytime Fitness, allowing owner John Mathie to move ahead with his plans to purchase the building at 109 E. Silver Spring Drive. Mathie indicated his plan to purchase the building hinged on the board's willingness to grant an exception to the normal 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. retail operating hours.

The board agreed to allow Anytime Fitness to be open from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily.

Mathie will open his business in the space occupied by Elements East and plans to lease other vacant space in the building.

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