Maple Dale-Indian Hill School Board member Jane Guffy will seek re-election April 3.
Guffy, 49, is completing her second three-year term on the board.
She is the owner of JANE Putting it Simply and the Milwaukee area director of Safe Families for Children and holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Munelein College in Chicago.
She lives with her husband, Doug, and five children at 1770 W. Bradley Road, River Hills.
There are two School Board seats up for election in spring. People interested in running for either seat have until Jan. 3 to file their candidacy paperwork, which they can obtain at the Maple Dale-Indian Hill School District office, 8377 N. Port Washington Road.
Donald Molyneux, 92, is running for re-election on the Thiensville Village Board. He has served on the board for 40 years, 12 of them as a village president and the remaining 28 as a trustee.
He lives at 326 Grand Ave. with wife LaVerne.
Molyneux is a retired zone manager with NCR Corporation. He also is a World War II veteran, having served as a lieutenant colonel.
People interested in running for village president or trustee have until Jan. 3 to file their candidacy paperwork, which they can obtain at Village Hall.
Trustees serve three-year terms and earn $1,800 per year; village president also serves a three-year term, earning $3,600 per year.
Incumbent Mequon-Thiensville School Board member Michele Ziegler has announced her intention to seek re-election.
Ziegler, 45, is completing her first term on the board.
She is the assistant professor and chair of Cardinal Stritch University's undergraduate special education department.
Ziegler lives at 13911 N. Martin Way with her husband, Dean, and two children.
She holds a bachelor's degree in special education and psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, master's degree in education administration from Indiana University and a doctorate in education and education administration from UW-Madison.» Read Full Article
Like Nicolet girls basketball coach Corey Wolf said, every team's identity is different than that of the previous year's team's team, no matter how few or in the case of the Knights, how many have graduated.
"That's because everybody brings a little something different to the table,' she said.
And in the case of the Knights on Tuesday afternoon, the difference was junior forward Briana Gray, a transfer who arrived from Mississippi, with a great deal of humility (lots of 'yes, sir's' and 'no ma'am's'), a steep learning curve and a tremendous amount of talent.
Gray demonstrated a great deal of all three qualities in the Knights' 52-44 quarterfinal win over host Franklin in the Christine Rathke Memorial Tournament.
That was especially true in the second half, when she and veteran guards Brittney Fair and Courtney Smith kick-started an 11-2 run to begin the third quarter that eliminated a 22-21 half-time deficit and put the Knights ahead for good.» Read Full Article
A 27-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested twice for drunken driving in the 200 block of East Chateau Place: the first time at 2:50 a.m. and the second time at 5:35 a.m. Dec. 22.
According to the Whitefish Bay police report:
The first arrest occurred when the man was seen driving without lights. His BAC was 0.12 and he was taken to jail. About 5:15 a.m., he was turned over to a “responsible party.”
About 10 minutes later, an officer involved in the first arrest saw the man get into his car and drive off, not wearing his seat belt.
He was stopped and arrested again for drunken driving.» Read Full Article
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We also invite you to visit the links below to take a look back at the five most popular NOW photo galleries of 2011:» Read Full Article
A heavy traffic backup remains on northbound Interstate-43 following a rollover accident at the Hampton Ave. off ramp. Though all lanes had reopened by 5:20 p.m., the backup is an estimated five miles, according to the Department of Transportation.
After the 4:30 p.m. accident, all northbound lanes closed at Hampton Ave. and motorists drove on the shoulder to get past the accident during rush hour traffic.
Shorewood Trustee Thad Nation will seek election April 3 to the Village Board. He was appointed to the position in June after former Trustee Margaret Hickey stepped down because of a move outside the community.
Nation, 38, is the owner of Nation Consulting. He previously served as a press secretary for former Gov. Jim Doyle.
He holds a bachelor's degree in government from the University of Notre Dame.
Nation lives at 4426 N. Farwell Ave., and has four children.
People interested in running for a seat on the Village Board have until Jan. 3 to file their candidacy paperwork, which they can obtain at Village Hall.» Read Full Article
Kim Beck is running for Thiensville trustee April 3. He currently serves on the Thiensville Plan Commission and has never run for elected office.
Beck, 56, is the director of arts, humanities and science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education.
He holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from St. John's University, Collegeville, Minn., and two master's degrees: one in humanities from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and another in theater and drama from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Beck also is a recent graduate of Leadership Wisconsin, a two-year program focusing on development of leaders to strengthen local communities.
He lives with his wife, Pamela, and son at 501 Heidel Road.
People interested in running for village president or trustee have until Jan. 3 to file their candidacy paperwork, which they can obtain at Village Hall.» Read Full Article
Glendale's Fourth District alderman Richard Wiese will seek re-election April 3.
Wiese is completing his second full two-year term on the council. He was appointed to the council prior to his election.
Wiese, 59, is the owner of technical communications and training firm Integrated Solutions and co-owner of Riden Manufacturing.
He holds a bachelor's degree in industrial education and minor in business from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a master's degree in media technology and minor in business from UW-Stout.
Wiese lives at 7505 N Berwyn Ave. with his wife. The couple have two sons, two daughters-in-law and two grandsons.» Read Full Article
Incumbent Theresa Seem will seek a second term on the Glendale-River Hills School Board.
Seem, 48, is a contract attorney with Contract Counsel Solutions.
She lives with her family at 1800 W Woodbury Lane, Glendale.
She earned a bachelor of arts degree in rhetoric and communication studies at the University of Virginia and a J.D. degree at Marquette University.
There are two seats on the School Board that will be contested in the April 3 election. Members serve three-year terms and earn $540 annually.
Newcomer Nancy Anderson will run for the 8th District seat on the Mequon Common Council in the April 3 election. The seat is now held by longtime council member Pam Adams. Adams has filed a notice of candidacy but has not filed nomination papers.
Anderson, 52, lives with her family at 119 W. Ravine Court. She has been active in a number of community groups over the past 20 years including the Mequon Thiensville Education Foundation. She recently was the co-chairman of the Community Conversation Task Force.
She earned B.A. in accounting at the University of Iowa. She is also a certified public accountant.
Fox Point Village President Michael West will serve as chairman of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District's governing commission in 2012.
The commission on Monday elected West to a one-year term. He succeeds Wallace White of Milwaukee.
West is a registered architect and professional engineer.
Michal Ann Dawson of Milwaukee was elected Monday to a one-year term as commission vice-chair. She succeeds Dale Richards of Oak Creek.
Dawson, a former deputy commissioner of the Milwaukee Department of City Development, is retired. She was a special assistant to former Mayor John Norquist.
New Berlin Eisenhower had plenty of breathing room early on in Friday night’s 62-48 win over Brown Deer. However, the blowout home victory translates only to a breath of room early on in the division title race.
While moving to 5-0 in the conference and 7-0 overall, the Lions maintained a one-half game lead over undefeated Whitnall (4-0, 8-0) for first place in the Woodland Conference Black Division standings. Brown Deer slipped to 3-2 in the Blue division, sliding into third place behind Thomas More and Pewaukee.
Sophomore point guard Reed Timmer lead the Lions with 17 points but had a cold shooting night from the outside and relied heavily on his teammates for support. The first Eisenhower run was supported by at trio of first quarter 3-pointers from junior Mitch Arman. Those points would be all Arman scored for the game, but they gave the Lions a 20-8 lead after the first.» Read Full Article
Jalapeno Loco in Mequon has closed for good and the building is for sale, co-owner Hugo Saynes confirmed this week.
The Mexican restaurant opened at 10401 N. Cedarburg Road in September 2010. That was the site of Alpine Village restaurant for 61 years, until it closed in August 2010.
The original location of Jalapeno Loco, at 5067 S. Howell Ave. in Milwaukee, remains open.
Trustee Richard Foster will seek re-election April 3, but Trustee Kevin Buckley will not run again.
Foster is completing his first three-year term on the board. He was appointed to the board prior to his election.
A retired newspaper reporter, editor and editorial writer, Foster, 73, has a bachelor's degree in English literature from Lawrence University.
He lives with his wife and two children at 4645 N. Murray Ave.
People interested in running for either seat have until Jan. 3 to file their candidacy paperwork, which they can obtain at Village Hall.
Incumbent Glendale Mayor Jerry Tepper will seek re-election April 3.
Tepper, 70, lives at 2140 W. Green Tree Road with his wife, Mina. They have three adult children and three grandchildren.
Tepper has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and law degree from Marquette Law School. He is a self-employed attorney.
Tepper was first elected mayor in 2006.
Mayors serve three-year terms and earns $5,700 a year.
Incumbent Village President Guy Johnson will seek re-election for another three-year term.
Johnson, 65, lives at 2423 E. Shorewood Blvd., is married and has two children and three grandchildren.
Prior to being elected president in 2006, Johnson served as a trustee beginning in 1998.
He has a bachelor's degree in engineering and a master's of business administration. He is retired.
The village president earns $1,300 yearly.
Longtime Nicolet School Board member Marilyn Franklin will seek re-election April 3, but incumbent Jennifer Peltz will not seek another term.
A former English teacher, Franklin was first elected to the Nicolet Board in 1988 and has served continuously since then. She was a member of the Fox Point-Bayside School Board from 1977 to 1989.
Franklin, 66, lives with her husband at 7870 N. Regent Road. She has two adult sons and four grandchildren.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she earned a bachelor of science degree in secondary education.
Members serve three-year terms and earn $1,000 a year.
Ann Brownfield, longtime Mequon-Thiensville School Board member, will not seek re-election on April 3, but newcomer Stephanie Clark will make her first run at elective office, seeking one of three open seats on the School Board.
Clark, 47, lives with her family at 11154 Sutton Ridge Drive, Mequon.
She earned a B.A. In English, minor in Psychology at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., and a Master of Humanities at the University of Richmond, Richmond, Va.
She has been active the past five years as president, PTO Area Council, co-president of both Steffen Middle School and Homestead High School PTOs, clerk to the Vestry of St. Boniface Episcopal Church and the Mequon-Thiensville Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee.
School Board members serve three-year terms and are not paid.
Fox Point-Bayside School Board member Debbi Friberg will run for re-election April 3. There is one vacant seat on the board.
Friberg, who lives with her family at 6475 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point, is completing her first term on the board.
She has an elementary education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and is the area director for AuPairCare and an executive secretary at Congregation Beth Israel.
Members serve three-year terms and are not paid.
JoAnn Shaw will seek re-election to her 6th District seat on the Glendale Common Council on April 3.
Shaw, a licensed customer service manager at the Derek Parker Agency of American Family Insurance, lives at 5792 N. Argyle Ave., with her husband.
She has a bachelor of science in business administration and a certification in Human Resource Management from Cardinal Stritch University. She was first elected to the council in April 2006.
Council members serve two-year terms and earn $2,700 a year.
Incumbent Pam Woodard is the third candidate for three open seats on the Whitefish Bay School Board in the April 3 election.
Woodard, in her 17th year on the board, was first elected in 1993. She and her husband, Blane, live at 4942 N. Diversey Blvd. and have three adult children.
Woodard earned a B.A. in political science from University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and did graduate work in public administration.
She has a long-term volunteer position as chief facilitator for the Wisconsin Character Education Partnership.
Members serve three-year terms and earn $1,000 per year.
Which squads are the best basketball teams in the area?
You'll find the answers at our Roundball Rankings page, home to a rundown of the top 20 boys and girls teams, the player of the week, photo of the week, area scoring leaders, a fan forum and more.
Germantown (4-0) is the top team in the boys rankings this week while Dominican (3-0) is rated the best girls squad.
Nicolet senior point guard Courtney Smith hates it when people talk about her defending state championship team in the past tense as if it doesn't have a chance at working its way back into the elite again.
"A lot of people doubt us," she said, "and I really don't know why they do that, because we still have a very talented team."
And she and the Knights kept adding concrete fact to her solidly-walled off opinion, as evidenced by Saturday's impressive and thrilling 48-47 victory over Greater Metro Conference co-favorite DSHA.
In that game, the shorter, but quicker Knights rallied from a 10-point first quarter deficit, and rode the death-defying offensive exploits of senior shooting guard Brittney Fair, who had 30 points to lead all scorers. It was her third 20-plus point game in as many tries for the 3-0 Nicolet squad.
"We just had to go out and start playing Nicolet basketball," said Fair of of the poor start. "We just had to keep playing hard until we could find our way back."» Read Full Article
Brookfield Central beat Homestead, 65-53, Saturday afternoon in the NY2LA Tournament at Homestead High School and sophomore Riley LaChance poured in 28 points to lead all scorers.
The Lancers (3-1) bounced back from a poor performance in a 57-51 win over Menomonee Falls on Friday, to dominate the Highlanders (5-1) who were unbeaten going into the game.
Central led 21-12 after one quarter and 39-24 at half-time and then took a 58-36 lead into the fourth period.
LaChance scored 13 points in the first quarter to get them off to a fast start and had 19 at half-time. Seth Mortag finished with 13.
Luke Worthington led Homestead with 17 points, while James Reilly had 13 and Jake Laihinen had 10.
Germantown center Luke Fischer said he and his top-ranked in state teammates don't dwell on the fact that they beat Whitefish Bay handily twice last year en route to a North Shore Conference title only to have the Blue Dukes go out and win a WIAA state D2 championship while the Warhawks lost a controversial division I super-sectional game.
But they certainly acted like they thought about it a bit when they opened their North Shore Conference season at Bay Friday night with a suffocating defensive effort that allowed them to pull away for an impressive 77-48 win over the host Blue Dukes.
"We really don't think about it," said Fischer, "but when it comes down to it, there is probably a little tension with us as far as that's concerned."
Fischer was one of four Germantown players in double figures with 19, as Dan Studer and Josh Mongan had 13 apiece and Zak Showalter 11 to help the Warhawks improve to 1-0 in league play and 3-0 overall.
And speaking of tension, there was also a little of it in coach Steve Showalter's voice as the team entered the halftime lockerroom. A 36-16 lead with 2:49 left in the second quarter had been sliced to 40-27.» Read Full Article
Two Shorewood incumbents have decided to seek re-election in the April 3 election. Two positions on the Village Board, and the village president and municipal judge positions will be filled in the election.
Donal Demet, municipal judge since 1997, will seek another three-year term. Demet, 55, lives at 3532 N Frederick Ave. He and his wife Mary, an elementary teacher at St. Robert School, have six children ages 13 to 27. Demet earned a bachelor of arts and J. D. degrees at Marquette University and an LL.M, master's of law from New York University.
He is an attorney practicing at Demet & Demet. The judge serves a three-year term and earns $5,000 per year.
Incumbent Trustee Jeff Hanewall will also seek another three-year term on the Village Board. Hanewall, 46, is completing his sixth year on the board. Married with one son, he lives with his family at 2414 E Jarvis St. He has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a master's degree in architecture. He is a project manager with Engberg Anderson. Trustees serve three-year terms and earn $1,000 a year.
Over the objections of neighbors, the Mequon Plan Commission this week approved plans for a 96-unit senior apartment complex called Riverwalk Highlands for 10908 N. Cedarburg Road. The complex will have one- and two-bedroom apartments, a community center, exercise room and library.
About five years ago a different developer proposed condominium development, River Trace, for the site which, at that time, was zoned for business.
Several residents addressed a zoning change made at that time to allow for condominiums rather than office space. The zoning change was made conditioned on approval of the condominium plans. They were approved although not built.
According to Assistant Community Development Director Jac Zader, the zoning change stands although the condominiums were not built.
A new developer, United Financial Group, asked for apartments which are allowed under the institutional zoning approved five years ago.» Read Full Article
Incumbent Kathy Rogers, 5059 N. Woodburn St., will run for re-election to the Whitefish Bay School Board.
Rogers, 54, is married and has a son. She has a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from UW-Madison, an master's in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University and an master's in Counseling from UW-Milwaukee. She is completing her first three-year term on the School Board and currently serves as its president.
Anne Kearney, who ran for the School Board unsuccessfully last year, will make a second run this spring. Kearney, 46, lives with her husband, Joseph, and three sons at 6001 North Berkeley Blvd. She has a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Illinois and a J.D. from Harvard University Law School.
She is an attorney with Appellate Consulting Group and an adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School.
Members serve three-year terms and earn $1,000 per year.
Mequon - Construction of a $4.4 million addition to the Ozaukee Ice Center - enclosing a second sheet of ice and seating for 1,200 spectators - was completed this week and the public is invited to an opening party Friday.
A high demand for ice time from local hockey teams and skaters of all ages persuaded the Ozaukee Youth Hockey Association, owner of the center, to build the addition south of the original building, center manager Chris Donovan said.
The association has received $2.5 million in private contributions to help pay for the project. A fundraising drive is continuing with a goal of at least $1.5 million in additional donations to help lower the size of the group's remaining mortgage and put a few finishing touches on the addition, Donovan said.
Naming rights are being sold for the new rink and the entrance lobby, bleachers, locker rooms, concession stand and other pieces of the building.
Putting someone's name on a Zamboni would cost $100,000 - the penalty box, $25,000.» Read Full Article
In the wake of charges that two members of the Homestead High School football team sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl inside the school, officials announced stricter rules regarding after-hours activity in the building.
In a letter to parents, school Principal Brett Bowers said that beginning Tuesday, the doors of the academic wing of the school will be closed and locked at 3:30 p.m., and students will have to leave unless they are involved in a meeting or other gathering.
Supervisors then will sweep the hallways and require students to leave. Unauthorized students found in the building after 3:30 p.m. will be issued a municipal citation for "unauthorized presence on school property."
In his letter, Bowers said the changes are designed to make the school "the safest place it can be both during and after school hours."
Brent Anderson and Deangelo Dantzler, both 18, were charged Friday with sexual assault of a child under 16. Both are from Mequon.» Read Full Article
Attached is the criminal complaint. WARNING: THIS CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT.
MEQUON - The Ozaukee County District Attorney's Office has charged 18 year old DeAngelo Dantzler and 18-year-old Brent Anderson with a class C. felony of sexual assualt of a child under 16 years of age.
According to the criminal complaint, the 14-year-old girl was a willing participant in sex acts with Dantzler and Anderson in an open practice room before having oral sex with a 15-year-old boy in a hallway.
Furthermore, the complaint alleges that the girl was given alcohol Brent Anderson.
According to the Journal Sentinel, "The police did not arrest them, they're at liberty," District Attorney Adam Gerol said. "When police do not arrest we default to (issuing a summons). We set a court date to come in. That will happen."» Read Full Article
Two 18-year-old students from Mequon were charged Friday with sexual assault of a child under 16 at Homestead High School.
Brent P. Anderson and Deangelo D. Dantzler were both charged with a Class C felony.
Police booked and released the two men. If found guilty of the charges, the two students would face penalties ranging from probation to a maximum of 40 years in prison and a fine of $100,000, District Attorney Adam Gerol said.
Earlier Friday, the superintendent of Mequon-Thiensville School District issued a statement regarding the arrests this month of four Homestead High School students amid allegations of sexual assault on the campus.
In a letter to parents, Demond Means said Homestead administrators first heard of the Nov. 3 incidents a week later and jointly investigated with the school's police liaison officer. They interviewed each student involved - a 14-year-old girl, a 15-year-old boy and two senior boys - and determined the sexual acts were consensual.» Read Full Article
Germantown's Danny Krause looked none the worse for the wear after his intense, physical 11-6 win over fellow 2011 WIAA state qualifier Rashadeem Gray of Whitefish Bay in the Warhawk wrestling team's 49-24 triumph over the Blue Dukes in a North Shore dual Thursday night.
The senior 160-pounder got an ice pack from the Bay trainer after the match, which had to be stopped twice for injuries Krause suffered after frantic exchanges with the junior Gray, but he was smiling and chatting with his teammates nontheless.
Germantown coach Casey Gabrielson was not surprised that his senior leader bounced back the way he did.
"He could have said 'No' after the second time (a slam move by Gray that resulted in a penalty point that could have defaulted the match to Krause), but he wanted to battle through things," said Gabrielson. "I just asked him 'Where do we win our matches?' and he said 'We win them on the mat.'"
"And that's what he did. He didn't let the emotion of the match get in the way here. I was very proud of him. He said 'I'm a captain' and he proved it."» Read Full Article
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