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WIAA Individual Wrestling Championship photo gallery updated with title matches

Feb. 24, 2013 8:51 a.m. | The WIAA individual state wrestling tournament crowned its champions yesterday in Madison and MyCommunityNOW has updated photojournalist Peter Zuzga's state wrestling tournament photo gallery with images from the championship rounds.

Photo gallery: WIAA state wrestling photo gallery

Story: Arrowhead's Andrew Crone wins another individual title

Germantown too much for Homestead

Feb. 24, 2013 1:22 a.m. | For the third time this season the Homestead boys basketball team gave defending WIAA Division 1 state champion Germantown a battle, but for the third time, the Warhawks’ size and length proved too much.

Top-seeded Germantown had a 17-3 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back in defeating fourth-seeded Homestead, 70-44, in a regional final Saturday in front of a standing-room-only crowd.

“We did what we had to do to take care of this team,” Germantown coach Steve Showalter said. “Nothing was easy. We had some spurts where things weren’t going right.”

The Warhawks (24-0) notched their 52nd straight win, a streak that dates back to the 2011-12 season. The win earned them a spot in the sectional semifinals Thursday against No. 3 seed Arrowhead at Waukesha West.

If a first quarter can turn a game one way or another, the Warhawks made it count, holding the Highlanders to just 1 of 11 shooting. As they have done all season, Germantown used its size and length.

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Parade of Homes coming to Germantown, Menomonee Falls

Feb. 22, 2013 2:28 p.m. | The Blackstone Creek subdivision in Germantown and Quail Haven subdivision in Menomonee Falls will be the sites of Metropolitan Builders Association's annual Parade of Homes this summer.

The event runs from Aug. 17 to Sept. 8.

"Each subdivision will feature brand new, never-been-seen homes with the latest designs and decorating trends," said Rod Demlang, president of builders association.

More than 30,000 visitors are expected to tour the homes over the course of the three-week Parade of Homes.

Home builders for Blackstone Creek include Allan Builders LLC; Demlang Builders Inc.; Halen Homes LLC; Tim O'Brien Homes; and Wolter Bros. Builders.

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Daly, Olapo advance to state semifinals for Falls' wrestlers

Feb. 21, 2013 10:57 p.m. | He went up on the riser behind the scorer's table and posed for a picture with his Mom.

That was one of the first things Menomonee Falls senior 182-pound wrestler Ayoola Olapo did after earning a berth in the WIAA State Individual semifinals with a 3-1 overtime upset of Hudson's Derek Schindler Thursday night in a quarterfinal bout at the Kohl Center in Madison.

"I truested my stamina," he said, "but I tell you, I was never so tired in a match before. I just never second-guessed myself."

And in doing so, Olapo made sure that sophomore 106-pound teammate Aaron Daly had company in the semifinals, as Daly too had earned a berth in Friday night's penultimate round with a 5-1 win over Franklin's Xianou Xiong in his quarterfinal match.

"This feels amazing," said Daly, who is making his first trip to state. "It was my initial goal, to be able to get onto the medal stand (top six) and place. Now I hope to maybe win again and go even further."

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Germantown superintendent resigns

Feb. 21, 2013 9:36 a.m. | Superintendent of the Germantown School District Susan Borden is resigning from her position at the end of the school year.

Borden has accepted a position as superintendent of the DeForest Area School District in Madison. Her last day in Germantown is June 30, after which she will immediately begin her position with DeForest.

"It's just a wonderful opportunity personally and professionally," she said.

The School Board will approve her resignation at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday and decide what route to take in finding a replacement.

Borden started her position in Germantown in 2010.

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Jerry's Old Town Inn in Germantown to reopen

Feb. 20, 2013 8:04 p.m. | Germantown - Jerry's Old Town Inn, a shuttered restaurant on Main St., has been purchased out of foreclosure and will be reopened in coming months, Chaz Hastings, the new owner, said Wednesday.

Hastings, who also owns Milwaukee Harley-Davidson as well as taverns in South Milwaukee, Butler, Richfield and the Town of Erin, has also purchased the Von Rothenburg Bier Stube, a beer hall right next to Jerry's, at N116-W15841 Main St. in Germantown.

Jerry's first opened in the late 1970s and was known for its ribs.

The Bier Stube features a variety of German beers on tap and German-themed décor.

Hastings said the Bier Stube has been remodeled to reflect even more of a German theme than it already had.

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Medical offices, health club project breaks ground in Menomonee Falls

Feb. 20, 2013 7:00 a.m. | A $14 million Menomonee Falls building to house Froedtert Health Inc. medical offices and a Wisconsin Athletic Club will have its groundbreaking Wednesday.

Minneapolis-based Ryan Cos. is developing the 90,000-square-foot building at the northwest corner of Pilgrim Road and an extension of Richfield Way.

The Wisconsin Athletic Club will occupy a one-story, 47,500 square-foot facility, to open in November. Froedert Health will open its offices in January, with 42,500 square feet on two floors.

The project, announced in August, is at the former Stolper/Western Industries Inc. factory.

The village of Menomonee Falls bought the 17-acre property for $600,000 from Western Industries, and spent $4.7 million on demolishing the former factory and doing environmental cleanup work.

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Falls receives safe city award

Feb. 18, 2013 2:20 p.m. | The village of Menomonee Falls was recently named one of the safest cities in America.

This honor was received from the neighborhood research site Neighborhood Scout, which looked at cities with a population of over 25,000. The award will be presented in front of the Menomonee Falls Village Board at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Village Hall, N8480 Pilgrim Road, according to Police Chief Anna Ruzinski.

The award was unsolicited and based on the total number of crimes per 1,000 residents. Data used for the research included the total crimes in the village reported to the FBI, as well as the total population.

Crime statistics reflect the 2011 calendar year, which are the most recent vetted by the FBI.

To learn more about the ranking, visit neighborhoodscout.com.

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