Last night was a rivalry night for the Germantown and Whitefish Bay football teams during Week 3 of the WIAA prep football season.
And, as always, fans and reporters were on Twitter and other social networks. Read the MyCommunityNOW Storify social media story of the game.
You can also see photos of the Hamilton vs. Franklin football game in a photo gallery by NOW's Peter Zuzga.
Germantown junior fullback Kyle Theis wanted everyone to know that they could count on him at crunch time in the Warhawks' North Shore football opener at rival Whitefish Bay Friday night.
"I just told everyone, 'I'll get it, it's mine,'" said Theis of his second surge fourth down effort that got over the goal-line and gave the Warhawks a 10-7 lead with 1:48 left in the third quarter.
And Theis came through again on fourth down at the 7:58 mark of the fourth quarter, finishing off an 11-play drive with a surge up the middle that made it 16-7.
Those two scores were eventually enough of a cushion as the Warhawks gained a valuable leg up in the North Shore race with a 23-15 victory over the Blue Dukes.
Germantown coach Jake Davis was relieved that both rolls of the dice he called for turned out to be lucky sevens.» Read Full Article
Kendall Ross is gaining something of a reputation at University School of Milwaukee.River Hills —
Her cell number is making its way around the school, handed off from girl to girl on scraps of paper and text messages. When the phone rings and girls approach her in the hallway, the questions are always the same.
“Do you have the skirts?”
“Are you the skirt girl?”
Yes, Kendall Ross is the skirt girl.» Read Full Article
Glendale — A Glendale home caught fire Thursday after occupants left candles burning while out of their home.
According to a North Shore Fire Department news release:
NSFD was dispatched to the 5200 block of North Mohawk Avenue around 1 p.m. Thursday after a passerby reported heavy smoke coming from a townhouse style residence.
Glendale police arrived first, confirming the heavy smoke coming from second floor windows of the property. Arriving fire crews began an aggressive interior attack on the fire, finding heaving smoke and heat on the second floor. The firefighters quickly controlled the fire and a search revealed no occupants in the home.
NSFD reports no injuries to occupants or responders, though there was moderate fire damage to the second floor and smoke damage throughout the entire home — an estimated $40,000 worth.» Read Full Article
Glendale — Glendale Chamber of Commerce President Dale Schmidt hopes to achieve a long-term "triple win" when it comes to the Hilton hotel and Anchorage restaurant site at 4700 N. Port Washington Road, and perserve the hotel as a lodging landmark.
In a report to city leaders Wednesday and an interview Thursday, Schmidt said he has identified a potential buyer who is willing to begin talks on purchasing the riverfront hotel and restaurant if the Common Council decides to reject a proposal to rezone the site to accommodate the Wisconsin International Academy.
WIA intends to re-purpose the hotel to house its international study program, which allows students from China and other foreign countries to study at Milwaukee-area high schools before attending American colleges.
In late-August, the Common Council was unable to produce a motion to approve or deny the rezoning and decided to hold over the decision until Sept. 9. In July, the Plan Commission voted 5-1 to recommended the council deny WIA's request.
Schmidt said that in recent months he has been working behind the scenes to help reach a solution whereby the Hilton and Anchorage are turned over to new owners with "new eyes and a fresh vision" and WIA finds an appropriate site elsewhere in the city. Schmidt said the arrangement would be a "triple win" for hotel owners, the WIA, and Glendale in the long term.» Read Full Article
Jane Lukic, a 60-year-old Mequon resident, was released from a hospital in England on Tuesday after rolling her car almost 500 feet down one of the steepest roads in England.
According to English newspaper The Westmorland Gazette, the accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. Friday in the steep terrain of a mountain pass in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England.
Lukic’s ex-husband, Chris Kegel, said Wednesday the belief is a tire blew on her rental car, causing her to leave the roadway before tumbling down a hillside and eventually coming to a stop about 500 feet downhill. Multiple fire departments and a volunteer mountain rescue team were involved in the operation, which required the rental car to be cut open before she was taken to a nearby hospital by helicopter.
Remarkably, Lukic suffered only a broken arm, bruising, and a slight concussion, Kegel said.
“It’s amazing. If she would have been in an old-technology car, she wouldn’t have been alive,” Kegel said. “It’s a miracle that she had her seat belt on and was able to sustain this crash with only minor injuries.» Read Full Article