New Berlin Eisenhower went on a 6-0 run to start the fourth quarter and defeated crosstown rival New Berlin West, 52-42, at West in the regular season finale.
Leading 34-30, going into the final period, Sammy Kozlowski hit a jumper and Erin Ganzke hit two free throws and a jumper and suddenly it was a 10-point game.
After a 14-14 first quarter, Ike took a slim 22-21 lead into halftime and increased that lead to 34-30 going into the final period as Katie Lang, who led the Lions with 14 points, scored on a drive, was fouled and sank the free throw, starting a 9-0 run.
West, who was led by Beth Ver Haagh with 20 points, cut the lead to 49-41 with 1:18 left, but it was too little too late.
Ike and Pius now share the title (16-1) while the Viking finish 11-6.
Hales Corners — The board of trustees approved the village president to sign the state's memorandum of agreement as a concurring signatory Monday night to help mitigate the historic Bosch Tavern's movement west on Highway 100 next year.
As a concurring party, Hales Corners will stay involved as the state's Department of Transportation purchases the Bosch, 5871 S. 108th St., from its owner, Rick Putlitz, and moves it from its original location without damaging its historical significance in the community.
The DOT has acquired verbal agreements from other involved parties to sign the memorandum and is hoping to collect all signatures in 30 days. Parties involved include the Federal Highway Administration, the Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Office and the State Historic Preservation Offices. The purchase is on-going, according to the DOT, and dependent upon the agreement being fully signed.
As outlined in the MOA, the state's first choice is to move the Bosch to the next property west of the tavern, Ritzman Appliances. Demolition of the appliance shop is expected to take place in the next six months, according to Vida Shaffer, project manager for the DOT. Then Putlitz can execute his moving plan.
"What came out of the (public meetings and hearings) is that the tavern is very important to the community: the look of it, the history of it and the whole part of it being called 'Hales Corners' and wanting that building on the new corner," Shaffer said.» Read Full Article
Oak Creek — A woman was arrested for drunken driving after she was pulled over for an unsafe lane deviation in the 6300 block of South Howell Avenue at 2:10 a.m. March 10.
According to the Oak Creek police report:
She admitted consuming a large vodka and pomegranate mixed drink prior to driving, and her blood-alcohol content was 0.08.
Officers searched her purse and found 2.4 grams of THC and a metal pipe with residue, and she was cited for both.
An intoxicated male passenger was taken into custody after he told police he had a handgun in his pants pocket after police offered him a ride home. He was arrested for being armed with a firearm while intoxicated.
To the relief of concerned West Elm Road residents, the Oak Creek Plan Commission denied Nick Timber's proposal for a temporary haunted house on 1720 W. Elm Rd., with recommendations to relocate his project elsewhere.
"There is a right place and a wrong place to have an event. I think you have a wonderful idea, but it's in the wrong place," said Mayor Steve Scaffidi.
West Elm Road is a dead-end street that intersects with County Road V. The triangle property Timber eyed for "Milwaukee's 13th Hour" touches 1-94 W but lacks access to any major highway, except by West Elm Road. The triangle lot, owned by Stephen Spidell, occupies about 13.45 acres.
Commission members and Elm Road residents expressed ample concerns about traffic congestion, noise and the potential for illegal weapons and narcotics on the wooded property.
When asked why he chose this particular lot, Timber said he got a "pretty sweet deal on the lease."» Read Full Article
Oak Creek police fielded multiple phone calls reporting injured or sick coyote sightings around the city from Feb. 25 to 28.
According to the Oak Creek police reports:
In the first call, a resident in the 3200 block of East Puetz Road reported there was a sick or injured coyote behind her garage and it "hissed" at her and her dog about 5:35 p.m. Feb. 25.
The responding officer, who reported the incident to the Department of Natural Resources, noted that the coyote was very thin and looked like it had open wounds on its legs, but it left the immediate area while he was on the scene.
In the next reported sighting, a caller reported seeing a sick or injured coyote in the 3300 block of East Carrollton Drive about 5:50 p.m. Feb. 26.» Read Full Article
If funding can be secured, a BikeShare program could be in West Allis' future.
A $400,000 federal grant could help West Allis set up the nine bike stations envisioned for the city, but the city would also have to come up with $100,000, at least some of which might be raised through donations and sponsorships.
The Common Council decided on Tuesday to apply for the grant while exploring how fundraising might be handled and how the program would work.
A BikeShare program is being set up in Milwaukee while Wauwatosa and Shorewood are actively pursuing programs there. Under similar programs, stations complete with bicycles would be available to riders, who would pay a certain amount per ride and drop off the bikes at stations near where they want to go.
A Zoo Interchange detour plan will likely not cost five West Allis businesses their street parking after all.
City transportation engineers have found a way to bring eight street parking spaces back by carving out room for them in the extra-wide sidewalk in front of the businesses on Lincoln Avenue at Beloit Road. Design has not begun yet, but engineers are confident those spaces can be created.
Because of the detour, more traffic will flow along Lincoln, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation wants to keep it flowing as it turns left onto Beloit Road. The problem is that intersection has been a bottleneck for years.
State transportation officials want to remedy that with changes to the intersection. As initially proposed, those changes included eliminating street parking for use as a second through lane.
Business owners — including a sports bar, a caterer and a legal office — protested, saying they would be heavily impacted by such a plan.
Wauwatosa East senior wing Sean Wheeler stood on the free throw line at Shorewood with 2.6 seconds left holding the Red Raiders' chances to advance in the playoffs, as well as the basketball, in his hands.
With Tosa East trailing in a hard-fought barnburner, 49-48, Wheeler had been fouled driving to the basket. He calmly sank two free throws and gave the Red Raiders a 50-49 upset win over Shorewood in the first round of the WIAA Division 1 playoffs.
Suddenly hot Tosa East won its fourth straight game to improve its record to 9-14. The Red Raiders now play at second-seed Whitefish Bay on Friday.
The Red Raiders led 13-11 after one quarter and then held the Greyhounds to one basket in the second quarter to take a 21-13 halftime lead.
Both offenses showed up in the second half, however, as Shorewood outscored Tosa East, 36-29, taking the game down to the wire.» Read Full Article
Muskego High School could join the list of area schools which are doing random drug tests.
Drug tests of students are already performed at Pewaukee and Arrowhead high schools, and the Muskego-Norway School Board on Monday reviewed those schools' procedures as they apply toward athletes, club members and co-curricular activity participants, and those students with school parking permits.
While random tests of those students has been found constitutional, testing throughout the student body is believed to be unable to withstand a constitutional challenge.
The board tentatively plans to discuss the issue again March 17 when more will be known about the procedures the two schools use for the testing.
The hefty question on how to solve Muskego High School's weight room floor dilemma has been reduced to two options.
The Muskego-Norway School Board was told Monday that strengthening the floor to make it usable as a weight room again could cost $200,000 to $330,000, while building an addition for a new expanded weight room somewhere near the Salentine gym would cost roughly $1.2 million, according to rough estimates.
That latter option also includes fixing the old weight room floor so that regular classes can be held there.
The issue arose when it was discovered that the space that until recently was used as a weight room had a floor that was too weak to hold up the heavy equipment. As a result, the weight room was moved to a smaller temporary room with no classrooms or hallways beneath it.
Although strengthening the weight room floor is less expensive, the ceiling is low in a portion of the room, making it hard for tall athletes to train on some equipment, Jeremiah Johnson, supervisor of buildings and grounds, told the School Board.» Read Full Article
Seven late-arriving absentee ballots have been counted, but the outcome remained the same in the Feb. 18 primary race for West Allis 5th District alderman, in which Kevin Haass and Gerald Matter advanced to April's general election.
Haass was still the top vote-getter — not surprising, given his 29-vote margin before the last of the absentee ballots were counted Friday.
But of more interest was the result between the second- and third-place finishers, Matter and Wayne Clark, who were only separated, coincidentally, by seven votes when unofficial vote totals were announced late on Feb. 18.
However, in the end, each of those two candidates gained three votes in the final seven absentee ballots counted. (Roy Beaudry gained one vote.)
The final tally was 146 votes for Haass, 120 for Matter, 113 for Clark, 66 for Jim Blask, 41 for Diane Brandt and 32 for Beaudry.» Read Full Article
A stolen truck was removed from the Walmart parking lot in Germantown and towed back to the police department after police received a tip through their Facebook page about 1 p.m. Feb. 18.
According to the Germantown police report:
A member at Preferred Fitness, N112 W15800 Mequon Road, called police after two males stole all of his belongings, including his car keys, out of his locker, and also stole his blue 2013 Ford F150 out of the parking lot at about 1:10 p.m. Feb. 16.
Police received a tip through their Facebook page at about 1 p.m. Feb. 18 that the stolen truck was parked in the lot at the Germantown Walmart.
It was removed and towed back to the Germantown Police Department for processing.
A candidate forum for all four Whitnall School Board candidates will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 11 in the School Board meeting room, 5000 S. 116th St., Greenfield.
The Edgerton Elementary School PTO is facilitating the forum, to which candidates Jonathan Cagle, Michael Clarizio, Jon Jones and incumbent Nancy Zaborowski have been invited.
Each candidate will give an introduction and share why they are running. After that, candidates will respond to written questions from the audience. If time allows, questions submitted via email to email@example.com will be addressed.
The four candidates will vie for three seats in the April 1 spring election.
More information is available from David Cotey, communications coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 458-0592.
Menomonee River Parkway in Wauwatosa closed to through traffic late last week from Hoyt Park Drive to Church Street.
Extensive potholes and crumbling of the pavements were causing drivers to swerve and divert into the oncoming lane, said Jill Organ, assistant chief of planning for Milwaukee County.
Cold weather has prevented the necessary repairs, as the asphalt mix required does not adhere in low temperatures, she said. Barricades have been erected at Church, Hoyt Park Drive and the north end of the Charles Hart Parkway, although homes within those boundaries are accessible.
About 1,300 We Energies customers, including Brookfield Central High School, City Hall, the City of Brookfield Police Department and the library are without power this afternoon, likely due to the high winds.
Crews from We Energies are on the scene, but spokesman Barry McNulty said he doesn't know how long it will be until power is restored.
He said the company is following up on a report of a downed wire.
Brookfield Central tweeted, "Kids are all OK."
An officer was sent to the hospital because of smoke inhalation, but there were no other injuries in a house fire at 1805 Brojan Drive in Elm Grove on Feb. 18.
Damage to the home was between $150,000 and $200,000, based on a preliminary estimate. The total assessed value of the property is $330,000, according to a statement from police.
Police and firefighters responded to the fire about 9:20 p.m. Feb. 18. Two adults in the home were alerted by smoke detectors, called 911 and evacuated.
"Early activation of smoke detectors made the difference in alerting the occupants and getting them out of the house safely," Elm Grove Police Chief James Gage said in a statement.
The first fire truck arrived 11 minutes after their call, he said. City of Brookfield Police assisted.» Read Full Article