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Brown Deer boys rally to earn share of Woodland title

Jan. 30, 2013 12:48 a.m. |  It’s like Brown Deer boys basketball coach Kelly Appleby said:

“Sometimes we have bad quarters and sometimes we have good quarters.”

Well, the Falcons clinched a share of the Woodland Conference Eastern Division title Tuesday night with probably their best quarter of the year, as they erased an eight-point halftime deficit to host Whitnall with a 33-8 third period frenzy that left their hosts looking for the bus that had run over them.

The end result was an 87-72 decision that improved the Falcons to 13-1 in Woodland play and 15-3 overall, while Whitnall fell to 8-6 and 10-7, respectively. Shorewood at 8-5 is the only team with an outside chance of even tieing the Falcons for the divisional crown with four games left to play.
 
“We had to come out playing a lot harder than we had in the first half,” said Falcon senior forward Trayvon Palmer, who was one of four Brown Deer players in double figures this night with 18 points. “It gets really exciting when we start playing like that. When it starts going really well, it makes us want to play harder, go even faster."

Appleby said the team simply needed a change of strategy.

“We were working really hard at a tight man defense in the first half,” he said. “What we needed to do was to try something that was more usable and more conducive to success for us.”

Which was full-court, in-your-face man pressure, which would tighten up the gaps left as the Falcons had fallen behind, 41-33, at the half.

Brown Deer got the third quarter off to a good start, as a three-pointer from senior D’Sean Groce on the first possession, cut the deficit to 41-36. The host school bumped the lead back up to seven on a nifty lay-up by Daniel Weymier at the 7:31 mark of the third quarter.

Those would be the last points Whitnall would score for close to four minutes, as the Falcons would go on a 19-0 run that put them ahead for good at 55-43.

Senior point guard Desmond Jackson would get the go-ahead points on a three-pointer from the wing at the 5:44 mark of the third and he and Groce would combine on a unique five-point play that all but broke Whitnall’s back a minute later.

Jackson (14 points) got a steal and a lay-up to make it 49-43 Brown Deer. It was determined that he was fouled after the shot so Brown Deer got the ball back. Groce then calmly took the inbounds’ pass and notched a baseline three-pointer to make it 52-43.

A minute after that, Groce closed out the run with a trey from the wing that expanded the lead to 55-42 with 3:44 left in the third. Whitnall, which had expended two timeouts during the run, simply had no answers as Brown Deer would go on to take a 66-49 lead at the end of the third.

In the third, the Falcons hit 12 of 22 shots, including four threes, they would dominate the boards by a rough estimate of 15-1, force five turnovers and equal all the points they scored in the first half in just one period of play.

Brown Deer would hold Whitnall at bay in the fourth quarter as courtesy of 17 of 24 free throws on the night, the advantage would never drop below 10 points.

Appleby said the game was very similar to wins earlier in the season over Greendale and Pius XI, as in both those decisions, the Falcons fell behind big in the first half, only to rally and win going away.

“Both those games we responded very well early in the second half,” said Applby. “We knew we could put some pressure on them and speed up the game a little.”

Both Jackson and Palmer were pleased with the conference title, which was a very important first goal for the 10-man Falcon senior class.

“It’s always good to get that out of the way first,” said Palmer.

“It feels good because we’ve earned it,” said Jackson.

Center Devante Jackson, who would foul out of the game in the fourth quarter, would also finish with 18 points for the Falcons while Whitnall was led by Mitch Brault with 17.

Appleby was a happy and relieved man afterward as the Falcons can win the championship outright with a victory at St. Francis next Tuesday (Feb. 5).
“The big picture? The conference title, we’re excited about that,” he said.

“We have either a share of the Woodland title or we’ve won it outright (a tie for the moment), but we just want to keep the momentum going. We want a full head of steam by (WIAA) tourney time.”


Palmer agreed.

“We can still do a lot better,” he said. “We have a lot more building to do until we reach our full potential.”

Report of shots fired leads to second Brown Deer School District lockdown

Jan. 29, 2013 4:58 p.m. | Brown Deer High School was locked down for the second time today, along with the elementary and middle schools, after police received reports of possible shots fired just west of campus.

According to a Brown Deer police news release:

Police responded to a report of possible shots fired in the 8000 block of North 60th Street at approximately 2:55 p.m.

Officers on scene received conflicting statements over what type of sound was heard.

Due to the proximity to the high school and the potential for a serious situation, school officials put the district into lockdown as per safety protocols.

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Gun reports put Brown Deer High School on lockdown twice

Jan. 29, 2013 4:52 p.m. | Brown Deer High School went into lockdown twice Tuesday, once when a student was overheard saying there was a gun in the school and again when possible shots were reported near the school, according to police and school district officials.

The second incident prompted the lockdown of the high school, Brown Deer Middle School and Dean Elementary School, police said.

No firearm was located in either incident and the schools were released from the second lockdown shortly before 4 p.m., according to police.

The first incident occurred shortly after 9:30 a.m. when a staff member reported the student's remark to the school's administration, Brown Deer School District officials said.

Police searched the school, no gun was found and the lockdown ended shortly after 10 a.m., officials said.

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Gun remark puts Brown Deer High School into brief lockdown

Jan. 29, 2013 12:52 p.m. | Brown Deer High School went into a 40-minute lockdown this morning after a staff member overheard a student remark a gun was in the school.

According to a release on the district website:

The staff member reported the remark to district administration and the Brown Deer Police Department was contacted. The building was put into lockdown at approximately 9:35 a.m. as per the district's safety protocol.

Students were released back to class at 10:15 a.m. after school staff and Brown Deer police completed a search of the school and determined there was no gun.

School administrators and police are following up and will take appropriate disciplinary action.

DOT holding informational meetings on upcoming I-43 project

Jan. 29, 2013 11:50 a.m. | The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold informational meetings Wednesday and Thursday on an upcoming Interstate 43 reconstruction along a 14-mile stretch from Silver Spring in Glendale to Highway 60 in Grafton, currently in planning stages and slated for construction in 2019.

The first meeting will take place between 5 and 8 p.m. Wednesday at Nicolet High School, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road, Glendale. The second meeting is from 4 to 7 p.m. at Christ Church in Mequon, at 13460 N. Port Washington Road.

More information on the project is available at http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/projects/seregion/43/index.htm or through Project Manager Steve Hoff at (262) 548-6428 or steve.hoff@dot.wi.gov.

Milwaukee police identify Glendale woman in fatal crash

Jan. 29, 2013 11:48 a.m. | Milwaukee police on Tuesday identified the person who died in a traffic crash Monday night as Corinne Strahl, 57, of Glendale.

The accident, which remains under investigation, occurred in the 5300 block of N. Green Bay Ave.

Police investigating pair suspected of fraud in carpet purchases

Jan. 29, 2013 7:21 a.m. | Two men, including one who disguised himself as a woman, are suspected of fraud after writing worthless checks to purchase more than $4,500 worth of carpet from a Fox Point business.

These same men are suspects in similar incidents in Brookfield and Milwaukee and are under investigation by police and the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department.

According to the police report:

The men, one 24 years old, purchased the carpeting from Kern's Carpet, 8643 N. Port Washington Road, the week of Jan. 7.

The store reported that a man and woman came to the store and purchased two sections of carpeting valued at more than $1,700 and paid by personal check.

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Germantown boys simply too much for Dominican, 88-53

Jan. 26, 2013 9:10 p.m. | It's starting to become a proven fact about the unbeaten, number one ranked in state D1, defending WIAA champion Germantown boys basketball team.

That the brighter the spotlight someone puts on the Warhawks, the better they play.

And you can throw in any number of mitigating factors that you'd like as the Warhawks prepared for another Saturday after Friday match-up today.

Such as a more-difficult-than-it-needed to be North Shore Conference win the night before over Grafton, or such as playing their eighth game in nine away from home.

Or even being put into a small gym, before such an overflow crowd that Warhawk coach Steve Showalter felt that the fans could have climbed into his shirt pocket and as he said: "Done my job for me."

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No one injured in Andrew Automotive fire

Jan. 24, 2013 5:44 p.m. | The North Shore Fire Department doused a blaze at Andrew Automotive Collision Repair Center in Glendale this afternoon after a painting booth within the structure caught fire and caused an estimated $100,000 in damages. No one was injured.

According to an NSFD news release:

Around 2:30 p.m. an NSFD fire company was leaving the Glendale firehouse when firefighters onboard notice heavy black smoke to the southwest. Almost simultaneously a call came in from Andrew Automotive and the Glendale fire company, along with others, were dispatched to the scene.

Arriving crews found heavy black smoke coming from the building. With additional crews the fire was quickly brought under control and extinguished.

NSFD said the fire started when a static charge ignited paint fumes in the booth.

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Fox Point-Bayside superintendent announces resignation

Jan. 23, 2013 1:43 p.m. | Fox Point-Bayside District Administrator Rachel Boechler announced Tuesday that she will resign effective Aug. 1. The School Board accepted her resignation at its Jan. 21 meeting.

According to a district news release, Boechler plans to continue her work with the Center for Courage & Renewal, a Seattle-based nonprofit which works with leaders in the fields of education, health care and clergy. Boechler is currently CCR's board chair and has been working with the organization for the past 13 years.

"The Fox Point-Bayside School District continues to have great potential to achieve the goals aspired to and is well on its way to meet those goals despite the ever-changing education environment we live in," Boechler said in the release. "I am committed to working with the board, staff and community over the next six months to leave the district in the best position possible to reach those goals."

Board President Michael Weiss thanked Boechler for her service since joining the district in 2010.

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Six students injured after vehicle hits school bus in Brown Deer

Jan. 22, 2013 2:16 p.m. | Six students were injured on their way to school after their school bus was struck by a hit-and-run driver this morning.

According to a Brown Deer Police Department news release:

A Brown Deer police officer noticed a disabled school bus on 60th and Bradley streets at 7:21 a.m. Tuesday.

The school bus driver said the bus had been involved in a hit-and-run accident. The striking vehicle was described as a red, possibly an older model Buick, which fled the scene.

The North Shore Fire Department responded as six students on the school bus complained of injuries. The students were treated by the North Shore Fire Department and transported to area hospitals with minor injuries.

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Why Jack Harbaugh and his wife, Jackie, live in Mequon

Jan. 21, 2013 11:10 a.m. | Jack Harbaugh and his wife, Jackie, have lived in Mequon since 2003, when their son-in-law, Tom Crean, was head coach at Marquette University. Crean is married to Joani, the sister of John and Jim Harbaugh, whose teams are to compete in Super Bowl XLVII.

In 2003, Jack Harbaugh was hired as associate athletic director at Marquette, primarily responsible for athletic-related community and public relations at MU. Then-athletic director Bill Cords had tried to hire Jack Harbaugh in the summer of 2002, but Harbaugh decided to take on his 14th and final season as head football coach at Western Kentucky.

Jack Harbaugh's tenure at Marquette ended the same time Crean left to take the job at Indiana on April 1, 2008. Since then, Jack and Jackie Harbaugh have continued to reside in Mequon.

In 2003, when he was hired by MU, Jack Harbaugh was identified in a news report as the father-in-law of Crean and "the father of former National Football League quarterback Jim Harbaugh." Jack Harbaugh is 73.

Social media users showcase running in West Allis

Jan. 21, 2013 9:35 a.m. | Runners from around the local area came to West Allis this weekend to try some distance running.

The Icebreaker Indoor Marathon is comprised of a 5K, a half marathon, a relay marathon and a marathon. Here's what runners and their friends and family were sharing on social networks.

Jonas' three lifts Whitefish Bay girls over Germantown, 58-57

Jan. 18, 2013 10:33 p.m. | The first words out of Whitefish By girls basketball coach Greg Capper's mouth following the Blue Dukes' dramatic 58-57 road win over host Germantown Friday night were this:

"That's exactly the way we drew it up."

And returning NOW All-Suburban center and author of the winning baseline three-pointer with two seconds to go Maya Jonas, mostly agreed with her coach's assessment.

"It was actually to look for anyone that was open," she said of the play that began with just 8.9 seconds to go and Germantown up 57-55. "...and when I let it go I thought it was way short and then (when it went in) I went 'Oh my and thought we can't let them pick up the ball and score!'"

Germantown could only get off a rushed half-court heave at the buzzer.

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Video: Daykin discusses Mequon development

Jan. 18, 2013 9:59 a.m. | Business reporter Tom Daykin talks about a proposal for multistory apartment buildings with street-level commercial space at the corner of Mequon and Cedarburg roads in Mequon.

 

Delicately Delicious to make Valentine appearance at Bayshore

Jan. 17, 2013 11:32 a.m. | The Cedarburg dessert bakery Delicately Delicious said it plans to open up a Valentine's pop-up shop at Bayshore Town Center in Glendale from Jan. 31 to Feb. 14.

The temporary shop, located in the mall's rotunda, will feature an extensive cupcake menu.

"Winter-inspired flavors include hot chocolate and dirty snowball cupcakes," owner Jennifer Goldbeck said in a news release. "Our menu is also influenced by the Valentine's Day holiday, with lovely flavors such as passion fruit and a chocolate strawberry riff on the recently departed but beloved Hostess cupcake."

Cupcakes range in price from $2.50 to $3 each.

More information is available online at delicatelydelicious.com or facebook.com/delicatelydelicioius. 

A $5 million cut to County Board budget won't go before voters

Jan. 11, 2013 9:42 p.m. | Fast-track state legislation to let voters decide in April whether to cut Milwaukee County supervisors' pay from $50,679 to $15,000 a year would also lop some $5 million from the County Board budget - without any input from voters.

Such a big cut - about 84% of the board's current budget - would severely hamper the board's ability to fulfill its role as the county's legislative branch of government, critics of the legislation said Friday.

Such a cut would leave almost nothing for County Board operations because more than $1 million of the board's budget is earmarked for retiree benefits.

"I don't know who is supposed to clerk the (board) meetings or provide any of the research," under such a deep cut, said Supervisor Theo Lipscomb Sr. Part-time supervisors envisioned by the legislation wouldn't have time to adequately research issues in the county's overall $1.3 billion budget, he said.

The board's current $6.6 million budget includes pay for the 18 supervisors and 38 staffers, including policy analysts, committee clerks and legislative assistants.

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Wisconsin Lutheran High School screens 'Heroes Behind The Badge'

Jan. 11, 2013 10:13 a.m. |

Wisconsin Lutheran High School will host a screening of the documentary film "Heroes Behind The Badge" at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
 
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit National Law Enforcement Memorial Funds and Shielded Hearts. 
 
The film recounts the life-and-death stories of law enforcement officers who were caught in the line of fire.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School is at 330 N. Glenview Ave. in Milwaukee, just south of W. Blue Mound Road.
 
Visit www.heroesbehindthebadge.com or contact Eric Guse at E.Guse@glendale-wi.org for more information. You may also watch a teaser from the film below:
 

Barbecue restaurant to open at iPic Theaters at Bayshore

Jan. 11, 2013 6:26 a.m. |  Big Daddy’s Brew & Que, a restaurant serving barbecue, will open at Bayshore Town Center’s iPic Theaters in Glendale.

The previous restaurant, Ovation, closed at the end of November, and work on the new restaurant began the same day. It recently began hiring staff. 

Emily Madelung, the theater’s marketing manager, said the restaurant is expected to open at the end of January or the beginning of February.

She said TVs have been added to the space to make it will feel more like a casual bar. 

Big Daddy’s will smoke various meats on site and offer them as entrées with a choice of sides, such as cornbread and baked beans, or on sandwiches. 

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Germantown boys basketball team beats Homestead, 72-51

Jan. 10, 2013 11:36 p.m. | It's hard being the king.

Germantown's 7-0 Indiana-bound center Luke Fischer chuckles when that idea is mentioned to him, but it has a grain of truth to it. His Warhawk basketball team has established a record of such dominance over the last two-and-a-half seasons (65-2 record) that' it's not enough for the team just to win, but it has to earn style points too.

And that means pleasing notoriously hard-to-please Coach Steve Showalter.

Take a moment from Thursday night in the Warhawks' 72-51 win over border rival Homestead, a victory that improved the top-ranked in state Germantown squad to 13-0 on the season and 8-0 in North Shore play.

It was the third quarter and a few moments earlier the Warhawks had extended their 44-23 halftime lead to 52-25 and were well on their way to cruising towards another blowout win.

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Mequon-Thiensville district holding logo contest

Jan. 10, 2013 12:42 p.m. | The Mequon-Thiensville School District is crowdsourcing the creation of its new logo with a community-wide contest.

According to a district release, all community members, including past and current students, can enter designs. Contestants must live in or have attended the Mequon-Thiensville district, and are allowed to submit multiple entries.

The winning look will go on the district website, letterhead, and be used in future branding.

"The logo currently being used the by Mequon-Thiensville School District has become outdated and we seek an updated logo that builds on the fine tradition of the school district," Superintendent Demond Means said in the release. "We are very excited to see the submitted designs."

The district is accepting entries through Feb. 8 at www.mtlogocontest.com and will announce a winner in early March.

Milwaukee auto repair shop Habhegger makes way for apartments

Jan. 10, 2013 11:05 a.m. | Longtime east side business Habhegger Wheel and Axle has moved from the corner of N. Water and E. Brady streets to Glendale.

The business is now at 102 W. Capitol Drive, on the Milwaukee-Glendale border. Habhegger is leasing space formerly used by Mofoco Enterprises, which moved about two blocks north, to 4170 N. Lydell St., said owner Dennis Mabry.

Mabry moved Habhegger because of developer Wangard Partners Inc.'s plans to demolish the former auto repair shops to make way for new apartments and retail space. Wangard bought the 2.7-acre site last summer from Madison-based AnchorBank.

Habhegger, which claims roots dating back to the 1840s as a blacksmith shop, had hoped to relocate near its current shop, but found downtown and east side real estate was too pricey, Mabry said.

By the way, Mabry is now calling the business Habhegger Auto Repair to make it clear it does more than just wheel and axle work.

Germantown wrestling team outlasts Homestead

Jan. 09, 2013 9:59 p.m. | Though Germantown won the North Shore Conference wrestling dual with border rival Homestead, 47-34, Wednesday night, it was Highlander coach Ernie Millard who was the much happier person when the evening was done.

That's because though though his Highlanders had to give up four forfeits to the Warhawks, Homestead actually won six matches on the mat as compared to just four for Germantown. The Highlanders did have motivation, as it was senior night for them.

"We have a couple of huge holes in our line-up because of injuries and so we have to try and work around them," said Millard, "but I was very pleased with how physical and aggressive our more experienced guys were tonight."

The moral victory dovetailed off the Highlanders sound 3-2 effort in the Verona Duals last Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Warhawks, who had come into the meet on a hot streak of their own, took a little step backward this night, according to coach Casey Gabrielson.

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Proposed apartments, retail space in Mequon win initial approval

Jan. 08, 2013 10:48 a.m. | A proposal to develop 40 apartments in Mequon, along with space for restaurants and shops, won preliminary zoning approval Monday night from the city Plan Commission.

Wired Properties LLC, led by Blair Williams, and Shaffer Development LLC are proposing five buildings for the Town Center area, north of Mequon Road and west of Cedarburg Road, near the Milwaukee River.

The three-acre development site includes two homes, Town Center Mobil and American Legion Post 457, all to be demolished. Post 457's demolition would need city approval from the Landmarks Commission.

In their place, Wired would develop four buildings, with 28,500 square feet of commercial space. Two of those buildings would include 40 upscale apartments, with one to three bedrooms, on their three upper floors.

The commercial space would include a cafe, and a two-story restaurant/tavern, but no specific tenants are named in the proposal.

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Milwaukee man charged in Brown Deer stabbing

Jan. 07, 2013 6:06 p.m. | The Milwaukee County District Attorney's office has filed charges against Cecil T. Kahill of Milwaukee, 22, who is suspected in a Jan. 2 stabbing in Brown Deer, according to a police news release.

According to a Brown Deer Police Department news release:

Kahill is charged with attempted first degree intentional homicide armed with a dangerous weapon, domestic violence related, and endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon, also domestic violence related.

Police arrested Kahill on Jan. 2 after responding to a noise complaint of people yelling at 4475 West Dean Road. The call was updated to a rescue for a person who had passed out, and officers on-scene located a female victim who had been stabbed repeatedly.

Kahill and the victim had previously lived together in Milwaukee.

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Woman arrested on warrant charge after calling 911 to complain about treatment at store

Jan. 07, 2013 12:40 p.m. | A 26-year-old Milwaukee woman who called 911 to complain about the treatment she received at a store was instead arrested for two outstanding warrants.

According to the Brown Deer police report:

The woman was arrested on after she called 911 to complain that a store would not give her credit for returns at Old Navy, 9094 N. Green Bay Road, at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 24.

The store did credit her for the items she had a receipt for but said she would have to contact corporate for the items she had without a receipt.

The woman was found to have two Wauwatosa warrants for driving after revocation and possession/receiving stolen property.

'Master thief' and partner arrested for theft at Bayshore

Jan. 07, 2013 10:19 a.m. | A self-proclaimed master thief and her partner were arrested for theft at Bayshore Town Center in Glendale after an employee noticed glasses missing from the store.

According to the Glendale police report:

The man and woman, both 18 of Milwaukee, were arrested for theft at Sunglass Hut, 490 W. Northshore Drive, at 3:45 p.m. Dec. 28. An employee said they seemed to be “enthusiastic” to buy glasses and when she noticed some pairs missing from a display, she approached them but they fled the store.

When arrested, the woman said she was “a master thief,” boasting that she steals all the time and was upset that this time she “slipped up.” She also wanted police to thank the stores at Bayshore for allowing her to steal so easily.

She also said that stealing and selling what she stole was her only job. When told she was banned from the mall, she laughed and said she’d be back. The man, who was on probation and parole, was also banned and said he wouldn’t return. Police called his parole officer and were told his probation would not be revoked for theft.

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Primary election letters due by 5 p.m. Feb. 1

Jan. 07, 2013 9:39 a.m. | All letters related to the spring primary must be received at the NOW Newspapers office by 5 p.m. Feb. 1 to be conisdered for publication in our print editions. All letters for the general election must be received by 5 p.m. March 15.

You can e-mail letters to news@cninow.com, fax them to (262) 446-6646 or mail them to:

NOW Newspapers
1741 Dolphin Drive Suite A
Waukesha, WI 53186

Letters must include the writer's first and last names and community of residence. This information will be published.

Letter writers also must provide their phone number, so we can call to verify that the sender truly is who they say they are.

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Crews restore electricity to 1,800 customers in Shorewood

Jan. 05, 2013 5:18 p.m. | Crews have restored power to about 1,800 We Energies customers in the Shorewood area who were in the dark for part of Saturday afternoon, according to a company spokeswoman.

An underground cable caused the problem, We Energies spokeswoman Cathy Schultze said. Some people in an area bordered by Lake Drive, Kensington Boulevard, Morris Boulevard and Beverly Road lost power about 3:20 p.m., the spokeswoman said. Crews were able to bridge power in from other sources. All customers should have had power back just before 5 p.m. Schultze said.

Jose's Blue Sombrero proposed in Fox Point

Jan. 05, 2013 11:49 a.m. | Jose's Blue Sombrero has its sights on a new restaurant in Fox Point, at 8617 N. Port Washington Road.

The village's Plan Commission will take up the request next week by the DeRosa Corp. to open the Mexican restaurant.

The building once housed an Outback Steakhouse, which closed several years ago. It would require extensive remodeling inside and out, said George Flees, who would open the restaurant for the group and who is the general manager at DeRosa's ParkSide 23 in Brookfield.

Owner Joe DeRosa said the restaurant would have a patio and a garden in summer that would supply tomatoes, chiles and other ingredients for salsa.

It would be the third such restaurant by the DeRosa Corp.; the others are at 20371 W. Blue Mound Road in Brookfield and 6430 Washington Ave., Racine. Besides ParkSide 23, the group also operates Eddie Martini's in Wauwatosa and several Chancery restaurants in the metro area.

Whitefish Bay boys basketball team heads off Homestead, 70-60

Jan. 04, 2013 10:13 p.m. | Whitefish Bay junior forward Joe Sherburne has said that he "Hasn't hit a three-pointer at home all season."

Well, if so, he made amends for it a good time on Friday night, as in the battle for second place in the North Shore Conference against rival Homestead, he bombed in five trifectas in the third quarter to head off a Highlander rally and lead the Blue Dukes to a 70-60 victory.

"I've been in something of a slump for awhile now," said Sherburne, "but something just clicked tonight."

Sherburne finished with a game-high 28 points as the Blue Dukes improved to 6-1 in North Shore play and 10-3 overall while Homestead fell to 5-2 and 9-6, respectively.

Bay senior guard Kelin Johnson, who finished with 21 points, including a critical 10-point outburst in the second quarter that helped put the Blue Dukes ahead for good, thinks that Sherburne is being much too modest.

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Lipscomb to run unopposed for North Shore court judgeship

Jan. 03, 2013 10:58 a.m. | Current Glendale Municipal Court Judge Christopher Lipscomb will run unopposed for North Shore Municipal Court Judge, a position created by the recent consolidation of the Glendale and Brown Deer municipal courts.

Brown Deer Municipal Court Judge David Victor filed for non-candidacy. Lipscomb can be reached at (414) 276-5763.

Officials expect each municipality to contribute its current judge's salary toward the new position, $8,000 annually from Brown Deer and $14,000 annually from Glendale throughout the three-year term.

Shorewood Village, School boards contested come April

Jan. 03, 2013 10:38 a.m. | The Shorewood Village Board has three candidates running for two open seats. Longtime trustee Ellen Eckman will not seek re-election in the April election.

Below are the candidates for Village Board:

Patrick Linnane (i), (414) 331-9294;

Paul Zovic, (414) 962-7388;

and Tammy Bockhorst, (414) 967-1972.

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River Hills Village Board race uncontested

Jan. 03, 2013 10:34 a.m. | Two River Hills trustees will run unopposed for re-election in April.

R. David Fritz, (414) 467-5017, and J. Stephen Anderson (414) 351-3512 are running for re-election to the board.

Trustees serve three-year, unpaid terms.

Brown Deer Village, School Board races contested

Jan. 03, 2013 10:32 a.m. | Eight Brown Deer residents are seeking to serve their community on the Village Board and School Board.

Village president Carl Krueger will run unopposed for his seat, and three others will run for two available seats on the Village Board:

Carl Krueger, incumbent village president, (414) 536-5225;

Jeff Baker (i), (414) 355-7119;

Gary Springman (i), (414) 354-4062;

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Mequon to have primary for alderman seat

Jan. 03, 2013 10:24 a.m. | The city of Mequon will have a primary election in February for the 4th District alderman seat.

Three challengers are running for the position. Alderman John Wirth, who represented the 4th District, declared his noncandidacy.

Newcomers Cherry Lange, Jeff Hansher and John Leszczynski will face off Feb. 19. The top two vote-getters will move on to the April election.

Mayor Curt Gielow is opposed by the current 1st District Alderman Dan Abendroth. Gielow has served as mayor since 2010. He served as the 6th District alderman in Mequon from 1997 to 2003 before serving as a state representative in the 23rd Assembly District.

Abendroth served as alderman of the 1st District for two and a half decades. Through his time on the council, he has served four terms as council president.

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Four vie for two seats on Bayside Village Board

Jan. 03, 2013 9:50 a.m. | Bayside Village Board incumbents Eido Walny and Michael Barth face two challengers in the spring election.

The top two vote-getters out of the four candidates will be elected. Former Nicolet School Board member Kelly Herda and newcomer Tom Noble are running against Walny and Barth in the April 2 election. Walny has served as a trustee since 2008. Barth was first elected in 2003.

Trustees serve three-year terms and earn $1,200 annually.

One of four Nicolet-area races contested

Jan. 03, 2013 9:24 a.m. | Among the Nicolet School District and its three feeders, only the Fox Point-Bayside School District will have a contested race come April.

Here are the candidates who will vie for the two open seats currently held by Fox Point-Bayside School Board President Michael Weiss and board member Eliz Greene, who have both filed for non-candidacy:

Elizabeth Wick (414) 446-5953

Michael Weidner (414) 659-3588

David Smulyan (414) 247-1679

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Three to run unopposed for Glendale Common Council seats

Jan. 03, 2013 9:24 a.m. | Three men will run unopposed in spring for the three seats up for election on the Glendale Common Council.

District 3 Alderman Elliott Moeser decided not to run in April. Administrative Law Judge for the state of Wisconsin John Gelhard is running for this position.

Gelhard, 50, has served on the board of directors for the Wisconsin State Attorneys Association since 2005 and also served on the board of directors for the Racine Theatre Guild.

District 1 Alderman Robert Whitaker is running once more. He has served as an alderman since 1997. District 5 Alderman Izzy Goldberg is also running. Goldberg has served as alderman for nine years.

Council members serve two-year terms and earn $2,700 a year.

Primary upcoming in Whitefish Bay village race

Jan. 03, 2013 8:48 a.m. | With five candidates declared and two village board seats available in the upcoming spring election, Whitefish Bay will need to hold a primary Feb. 19 to whittle the field down to four.

Here are the declared candidates:

Jay W. Miller (i) (414) 232-7087

Robert C. Crawford (414) 332-2229

Kenneth A. Wysocky (414) 962-6202

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Three run for two seats open on Fox Point Village Board

Jan. 03, 2013 8:30 a.m. | Filing officially closed Wednesday and three candidates will vie for the two open seats on the Fox Point Village Board come spring.

Incumbents Douglas Frazer and Eric Fonstad are running for re-election against Fox Point resident Terry McGauran. The top two vote-getters will be elected.

The election is slated for April 2.

Trustees serve three-year terms and are not paid.

Woman stabbed this morning in Brown Deer

Jan. 02, 2013 1:15 p.m. | A Brown Deer woman was taken to a local hospital this morning after being stabbed, according to a police news release.

From the release:

Brown Deer police were called to 4475 W. Dean Road around 8:16 a.m. Jan. 2 because of a noise complaint about yelling.

While officers were en route the call was changed to a rescue call for a person who had passed out. Arriving officers found a female victim who had been stabbed multiple times and soon arrested a 22 year-old male suspect, a resident of Milwaukee who knows the victim.

The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Police are investigating the circumstances of the stabbing.

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