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Man steals wallet from elderly woman at Menomonee Falls Pick ’n Save

Dec. 26, 2012 9:05 a.m. | Menomonee Falls — Police are looking for a man who stole a woman’s wallet out of her purse while she was shopping at Pick ’n Save last week.

According to the incident report:

The victim, an 82-year-old Menomonee Falls woman, was shopping at Pick ’n Save, N96 W18273 County Line Road, at 2:10 p.m. Dec. 18 when she was approached by a man who asked her questions about food.

While she was distracted the man removed her wallet from her purse, which was lying inside of her shopping cart. The wallet contained about $300 cash, a Visa card, a Wisconsin driver’s license and a Social Security card.

The suspect is described as a male between the ages of 35 and 40. The investigation is ongoing.

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Menomonee Falls baseball team still in GMC hunt despite Marquette loss

2:03 p.m. | There's still time to get things done for the Menomonee Falls baseball team, despite the frustrating 6-5 Greater Metro Conference loss to Marquette on July 27.

The loss broke a seven-game winning streak for the Indians and prevented them from pulling to within a game of GMC leader Oak Creek, which had lost to Franklin on July 26.

But with four games left on the league slate, Falls coach Pat Hansen is remaining optimistic, especially when the Indians are starting to hit the ball and with the fact that all-state pitcher/first baseman Ty Weber has finally worked his way back into the lineup after recovering from an abdominal injury.

Falls entered the week 10-4 in league play and 15-5 overall, while Oak Creek began the week at 12-2 in GMC action. The two were to have played on June 29.

Pending the weather, the Indians were to have finished their regular-season, league slate with four games, including a home game with Brookfield East on Thursday, July 2, and a road game at Brookfield Central on Friday, July 3.

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Kapco Classic title a step forward for Germantown baseball

1:43 p.m. | They brought home a plaque, and there were medals, too, and what's more, there was some winning baseball to be had for Germantown on June 27, when the struggling Warhawks found their step and beat both Kiel (3-2) and Pewaukee (6-4) to claim the first Kapco Classic at Concordia University.

Coupled with the 12-2 victory over Kettle Moraine on June 26, the Warhawks had recorded another season first, their first three-game winning streak.

"I'm really happy for the guys," said Warhawk coach Jeff Wolf. "We had come off a tough stretch of games with (18-1) West Bend West back-to-back and then other games where it always seemed like we were seeing the other team's No. 1 (pitcher).

"We beat some good teams; this was good for us."

The trio of victories improved Germantown to 9-11 overall and the team entered the week at 4-7 in North Shore Conference games. If the weather holds, the Warhawks will have four league games this week, including back-to-back contests with Grafton with a 5:30 p.m. home affair on Thursday, July 2.

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Germantown School Board meeting postponed due to lack of quorum

June 23, 2015 4:13 p.m. | The Germantown School Board scheduled for Monday, June 22, was canceled because not enough board members could attend the meeting. An official reschedule date has not yet been determined.

Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation golf outing raises $280,000

June 23, 2015 4:08 p.m. | The 16th annual Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation Golf Outing was held on June 1 at the Silver Spring Country Club. The outing raised $280,000 for the foundation. The BRPF outing is one of the most successful outings in the state of Wisconsin. The foundation's goal is to find a cure for paralysis through funding the latest in medical research, and to provide assistance to those that suffer from neurological disorders.

Local artist and longtime BRPF friend Chuck Weber was selected to receive the first Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation Mike Strong Award. The award is given in memory of Bryon's brother, Mike Riesch, who passed away from cancer in October. The annual tribute is given to a person who exhibits the same qualities in which Mike Riesch lived by using their influence, talents, energy or time in effort to support the BRPF.

Washington County offices to close for holiday

June 23, 2015 4:03 p.m. | West Bend — The Washington County offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of the July 4th holiday.

The offices will be open for business as usual at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 6.

Menomonee Falls water report now available online

June 23, 2015 3:53 p.m. | The village of Menomonee Falls' annual water quality report is now available. The report compares how water in the community stacks up against established federal and state drinking water standards. It also provides details about the source and quality of drinking water.

The reports are no longer printed but they are available online at The village's utilities department can be contacted by calling (262) 532-4800.

2015 4th of July events in suburban Milwaukee

June 22, 2015 12:45 p.m. | Welcome to summer! Area communities have numerous events planned to celebrate Independence Day 2015. If you know of an event you don't see listed here, drop us a line at Enjoy!

A list of 4th of July celebrations in Lake Country is a available here.

City of Brookfield 

Join the city of Brookfield as it celebrates Independence Day on Saturday, July Fourth. The day’s activities begin with a parade that starts at 10 a.m. The parade begins on Gebhardt Road at the driveway of Brookfield Central High School, turns right on Calhoun Road, left on North Avenue, and left on Norhardt Drive, where it ends at the corner of Civic Drive.

The annual citywide ice cream social takes place on the Civic Plaza immediately after the parade. Ice cream and lemonade are available. There will be a flag-raising ceremony and other entertainment.

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Village of Menomonee Falls to meet Tuesday night to select new trustee

June 22, 2015 12:38 p.m. | The Village of Menomonee Falls Board of Trustees will meet in special session at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, June, 23 at village hall, W156 N8480 Pilgrim Road, to select a replacement trustee.

The four candidates for the position will be interviewed beginning at 6 p.m., including Sean Corkum, David Glasgow, William E. Holz Sr. and Nina Jones.

After that, the board will vote on the new trustee.

Change from Tazinos to Pizza Crafters finalized in Menomonee Falls

June 22, 2015 9:50 a.m. | Pizza Crafters is taking the fresh salad and pizza bar concept to the next level. Now open in Menomonee Falls, Pizza Crafters claims to have kept the same approach as the predecessor, Tazinos, while adding a few twists.

Added are multiple bottled beverage choices including kid friendly, such as apple juice and milk, and adult friendly, such as beer with wine coming soon.

Made-to-order baked chicken wings are being tested for carry-out as well as dine-in and will be available in an array of flavors. Pizza Crafters is also working on establishing an outside dining area that will be launched in spring 2016.

The new owner, Tim Rohlfs, a former GM for Tazinos, said, "We are not looking to re-invent the wheel. We are just adding some air to the tires."

Menomonee Falls girls lose wild state soccer semifinal, 4-3

June 19, 2015 10:50 p.m. | The Menomonee Falls girls soccer team had heart, it had verve, and it had skill Friday night in its rousing 4-3 WIAA state D1 semifinal defeat to top-ranked DC Everest.

What the Indians needed was just a few more seconds.

Down a seemingly insurmountable 3-1 with just 8:42 left to play, the Indians staged a memorable comeback that came up just short.

Fueled by quick strike goals Kylie Sprecher at the 83:54 mark (on a nice feed from Tessa Estock) and another score from Maggie Greifenkamp at the 85:52 mark (Estock again), the Indians found themselves elated, tied and with an opportunity to repeat what the boys did last fall after an equally memorable semifinal win over Beloit Memorial:

Earn a berth in the state finals.

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Germantown Library Board to discuss 2016 budget

June 19, 2015 2:18 p.m. | The Germantown Library Board will hold preliminary discussions on its 2016 at its regular meeting Wednesday, June 24.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Germantown Community Library's meeting room.

The next meeting will be July 22.

Now seeks bus riders for comments

June 18, 2015 12:28 p.m. | Leaders of the union that represents Milwaukee County Transit Service bus drivers and mechanics have announced that their membership has authorized them to go on strike. (

If you use MCTS buses in Menomonee Falls and Germantown, and would like to discuss how this might affect you, please contact Patrick Thomas at Your comments could be used in a story in Germantown-Menomonee Falls Now.

Concordia Legion post to assemble care packages

June 18, 2015 12:26 p.m. | Volunteers from American Legion Post 1881 on Concordia University-Wisconsin's campus in Mequon will package hundreds of donated items into care packages in support of Operation Falcon Support at 10 a.m Friday, June 19, at the Legion Post, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon.

Items were collected June 2-16 at each of the nine CUW Wisconsin Centers. The items will be packaged and shipped overseas to help Green Bay Center student Wilmer Valladares and his unit, who are serving overseas in Afghanistan. Valladares is in the Wisconsin National Guard and part of the 950th Combat Engineer Division assigned to route clearance.

Menomonee Falls Little League to celebrate 25th anniversary

June 18, 2015 12:13 p.m. | Menomonee Falls Little League will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a variety of events all day long on Saturday, June 20.The day's festivities will begin with an on-field celebration at 8:30 a.m.

Throughout the day, there will be concession specials, a food drive for the Menomonee Falls Food Pantry, merchandise specials, Sprecher root beer, a coaches' dunk tank, a batting cage, a speed pitch tunnel and a ladder truck from the Menomonee Falls Fire Department at 1 p.m.

The Menomonee Falls Little League Complex is located at N64 W15020 Mill Road, a quarter mile east of Pilgrim Road on Mill Road.

For more information, visit

Marcus Menomonee Falls Cinemas announces classic car cruise night

June 18, 2015 9:38 a.m. | On Friday, June 26, Marcus Menomonee Falls Cinema will host its fifth annual Classic Car Cruise Night featuring classic and hot rod cars in the theatre's parking lot. Attendees will be able to see these vehicles up close while enjoying food, live music, family-friendly activities and a raffle. Car lovers whose own wheels may not qualify as 'classic' are also invited to stop by and show them off.

Proceeds from food and raffle ticket sales will benefit Variety's Freedom Program, which helps children with physical disabilities gain mobility, confidence and independence. Admission to the parking lot is free.

Following the event, guests are encouraged to stay for a movie inside Menomonee Falls Cinema, which was recently renovated with new DreamLounger leather recliners in all auditoriums.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to contact the Menomonee Falls Cinema events team with any questions at

The theater is located at W180 N9393 Premier Lane in Menomonee Falls. The event will run from 4 to 8 p.m., weather permitting.


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