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Trustee McDonald's court date changed

Feb. 23, 2010 3:44 p.m. | Because he changed attorneys, Trustee Michael McDonald's court date has been rescheduled from Wednesday to April 28.

Menomonee Falls police issued two citations to McDonald in June alleging he was in a bar after hours - Su Casa Mexican Grill - and obstructed an officer.

According to a Waukesha Municipal Court official, McDonald's new attorney requested a new date today - to either April 29 or 30 - but it is unclear if that will be granted.


Oct. 12, 2015 10:13 p.m. |


The Warhawks ended a competitive season when senior Sophia Mazurekfinished 27th and junior Lindsey Enders 33rd in the WIAA sectional tournament at Rolling Meadows in Fond du Lac on Oct. 6.

Mazurek carded an 18-hole score of 91 for her spot while Enders came in with a 92. A score of 78 was needed for an individual state tournament berth.

Arrowhead (301) and North Shore Conference champion Homestead (325) earned the WIAA state team berths.

Germantown turned in several good 18-hole scores this season including the 374 it recorded in the WIAA regional on Sept. 30.

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Germantown Police Reports, Oct. 15, 2015

Oct. 12, 2015 1:30 p.m. |


A man was arrested for retail theft at Mills Fleet Farm, N96 W18200 County Line Road, at 8:07 p.m. Sept. 29.

A man was arrested for retail theft at Mills Fleet Farm, N96 W18200 County Line Road, at 6:10 p.m. Oct. 2.

A man was cited for retail theft at Mills Fleet Farm, N96 W18200 County Line Road, at 1:03 p.m. Oct. 3.

A man was arrested on warrants totaling $11,600 after he took a stolen video game system to Game Stop, N95W18473 County Line Road, before 1:08 p.m. Oct. 3.

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Germantown Plan Commission to discuss community survey results, zoning changes

Oct. 12, 2015 12:28 p.m. | Germantown — The results of the 2015 community survey will be discussed by the Germantown Plan Commission at tonight's meeting.

The survey, conducted earlier this year, asked residents to weigh in on a variety of issues pertaining the future of the village.

The commission will also be discussing the zoning code as it relates to planned development districts, sparked in part by the plans for a proposed apartment complex known as Saxony Village along Main Street downtown.

The commission meets at 7 p.m. at Village Halls, N112 W17001 Mequon Road.

Menomonee Falls eighth-grader scores 34 on ACT

Oct. 12, 2015 12:18 p.m. | Menomonee Falls — A lot of freshmen are looking forward to the release of the latest smartphone or their first Homecoming dance.

Then there's Amma Otchere, who, at the tender age of 14, already has her life all planned out. She's going to go to Harvard and become a neurosurgeon before becoming surgeon general someday.

And recently, she learned she was one big step closer to her dreams.

"I was asleep when my mom came to tell me I'd scored a 34 on the ACT," said Otchere, a freshman at Menomonee Falls High School. "Honestly, right after the test, I didn't think I did that well, so I was pretty surprised."

Otchere took the test through The Northwestern University's Academic Talent Search, a research-validated program that utilizes above-grade-level assessment, as a means of gifted testing, to help parents and educators better understand their students' educational needs. The highest attainable score on an ACT is a 36.

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Technology, Rockfield construction on tap for Germantown School Board

Oct. 12, 2015 12:13 p.m. | Germantown —Updates on enrollment and the construction project at Rockfield Elementary School are among the items the Germantown School Board is expected to review tonight.

Also on the agenda is the review of proposals on technology courses.

The board meets at 7 p.m. at the district office, N104 W13840 Donges Bay Road.

Falls school board to review community survey results

Oct. 12, 2015 12:08 p.m. | Menomonee Falls — The results are in on the school district's community survey, which was mailed districtwide last month.

The Menomonee Falls School Board is expected to review the results at tonight's meeting at 6 p.m. at Village Hall, W156 N8480 Pilgrim Road.

The goal of the survey was to obtain feedback from the community as the district considers putting two referendum questions on the ballot in spring 2015.

As soon as April 2015, two referendum questions could appear on the ballot in a culmination of what will at that point be more than two years of consideration and planning for the future of school facilities throughout the village.

The referendum questions seek to address both the facilities and operational needs of the district, which the board has for a year and a half been meeting monthly to consider options on how best to proceed.

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Lane closures lifted at Highway 41/45 split in Washington County

Oct. 12, 2015 11:48 a.m. | Germantown — Lanes near the southbound I-41/US 45 split have reopened.

Crews have completed installation of a small bridge in the southbound lanes.

Lane closures related to the work began in September and had been anticipated to last one month. Instead, the project was completed early, allowing lanes to reopen on Oct. 10.

There will continue to be some shoulder closures and off-peak lane closures, but during peak hours all travel lanes will be open.

The work is part of the US 41/45 Rehabilitation Project.

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Germantown School District hosts transition fair for students with disabilities

Oct. 12, 2015 11:43 a.m. | Germantown — The possibilities are endless. That is the message Germantown High School's Scott Schubert said he wishes to communicate as he works to get the word out about an upcoming event.

The Germantown School District, in collaboration with a consortium known as Local Educators and Agencies Promoting Potential, is hosting a transition resource fair on Oct. 20 that is geared toward students and young adults with disabilities between the ages of 14 and 21.

"It's so important for people to see what options are out there and what resources various organizations and colleges can offer," said Schubert, who is the transition coordinator at GHS. "Sometimes people don't understand how many options are out there for them, so this makes it easy for them to see what kind of support they can get at various colleges and potential employers."

From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, the fair will feature more than 30 community providers with information on postsecondary education for young adults with disabilities, including employment, housing and year-round recreation opportunities.

Each agency represented will have take-home information to hand out as well as a representative on hand to answer questions. Among the agencies and schools likely to be represented are the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Whitewater; Edgewood College; Marquette University; Milwaukee Center for Independence; and Goodwill.

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Tornado Brewery to feature outdoor seating, extended indoor hours

Oct. 12, 2015 11:23 a.m. | Menomonee Falls — Another local restaurant will begin featuring outdoor seating in Menomonee Falls.

Tornado Brewery, N88 W16718 Appleton Ave., was on Oct. 5 granted approval to add outdoor seating and extend indoor hours of operation until 2 a.m.

Restaurant and brewery owner Dennis Erb has called his establishment a brewery, pub and fish and chips shop, which he moved to the Falls from Cudahy in June.

The restaurant serves fish fry, pizza, appetizers and sandwiches, in addition to its extensive beer offerings.

Outdoor seating will be available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, from March 1 through Nov. 1 each year.

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Bomb squad reportedly called in to Menomonee Falls Post Office

Oct. 10, 2015 5:28 p.m. | Menomonee Falls —Appleton Avenue is shut down in both directions as police investigate a suspicious package at the Menomonee Falls Post Office, N85W16110 Appleton Ave.

Fox 6 is reporting that police are investigating an incident that occurred at the post office this afternoon. A bomb squad was called in and entered the post office shortly after 4 p.m.

All lanes of Appleton Avenue are blocked in both directions in the area due to this ongoing investigation.

No further information was immediately available.

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Plans for Germantown performing arts pavilion take shape, include park upgrades

Oct. 09, 2015 10:08 a.m. | Germantown — Not only will Firemen's Park soon become the home to the Gehl Foods Performing Arts Pavilion, but the park itself will most likely be getting a face-lift of its own.

A new concept for the park is being discussed as plans continue to develop for the construction of the pavilion, which will offer a venue for parties, dancing and other festivities as soon as next spring.

"We think this could really come together as the catalyst for how this bandshell can fit into a larger picture," said trustee David Baum, who chairs the Building Oversight Committee. "The idea is to work the pavilion into a different area of the park that might be better suited for such a thing for a number of reasons."

Design is complete on the pavilion, but a move to a different location could optimize the use of natural elements of the park, including the use of a hill to act as a natural amphitheater and offer an unobstructed seating area.

By integrating plans into a different location in the park, Baum said the plans could include an upgraded shelter that would offer a level of cohesion to the overall layout of the park.

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Driver survives hourlong extraction from vehicle near Highway 41 and Friestadt Road

Oct. 06, 2015 3:07 p.m. | Germantown — Even after being trapped in a vehicle for about an hour, the driver of a vehicle that was in an accident on Oct. 6 is expected to survive.

The Germantown police and fire departments responded to a call at about 12:30 a.m. reporting that a dump truck hit the overpass and rolled over near Freistadt Road on Highway 41.

Upon arrival to the scene, responders found a dump truck that had its box up and struck the Friestadt Road overpass, causing the truck to roll over and skid down northbound Highway 41, according to a news release.

The driver was extensively trapped in the vehicle as it was leaking diesel fuel. He was conscious and alert, but his legs were pinned under the dash by the steering column and pinned against the road by the weight of the truck, the release said.

Flight for Life was called for transport as the responders began extraction operations, which took about an hour.

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Germantown's Sam Siebenaller sets records at big Evanston invite

Oct. 06, 2015 2:08 p.m. | Even though the team famously does not have its own pool and has to practice at Homestead and at Schroeder Aquatic Center, Germantown girls swim coach Kevin Ewald wants his tankers thinking big.

That's why they make the annual two-hour road trip to Evanston, Illinois, each fall for a nine-team powerhouse invitational at the Naperville Center, where the Illinois state meet is conducted each year.

And this time around on Oct. 3, Ewald was particularly proud of his team, as in an event which featured three of the top five ranked Illinois schools, the Warhawks were a competitive sixth as Sam Siebenaller set multiple records in winning both the 100-yard butterfly and the 100 backstroke.

"We like this trip as opposed to the standard 15-minute to a half-hour trip were used to taking (to invitationals)," said Ewald. "We like going to Nicolet and to Cedarburg and to Homestead (invitational) meets like that, they're all great meets, but I also like the idea of having the kids see new competition, great competition.

"This is fun for us. We respect them and they respect us and it's a great place to swim. A lot of big names have come through that door."

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Fall leaf pickup slated to begin mid-October in the Falls

Oct. 06, 2015 10:48 a.m. | Menomonee Falls — It's that time of year again. As people are winterizing their pools and putting away patio furniture, it's also time to clean up the yard.

The Menomonee Falls Public Works Department will soon begin picking up leaves within the urban areas of the village on streets with curb and gutter and storm sewer systems.

The deadline for placing leaves in the street is Sunday, Nov. 22.

The leaf pickup program is exclusively for leaves only and does not include brush, yard waste or other debris. The Village disposes of the leaves that are collected through a composting process.

If brush and debris are mixed in with the leaves during collection, the equipment used to turn the piles for composting tends to repeatedly jamb and plug up. As a result, it's important to keep the leaf piles collected by the village free of brush and other yard debris.

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