A 45-year-old Menomonee Falls man was killed Saturday afternoon when his tractor tanker collided with a PT Cruiser in the intersection of Nicholson and Five Mile roads in Caledonia.
Jonathan W. Schweiss died at Froedtert Hospital.
Katherine M. Bennett, 44, of Milwaukee, was cited for failing to yield to the right of way of the semi. She was treated at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital in Franklin for non-life-threatening injuries.
The chances for the Whitefish Bay boys track team repeating as state champions in the 400 and 800 relays took a major hit on Monday, when the Blue Dukes, dropped the baton in the 400 relay in the regional meet.
So, behind an inspired effort from anchor runner Brandon Threats, the Blue Dukes made up for that mistake in a swift manner that reminded everyone that they are still state champs until proven otherwise next week in La Crosse.
Threats chased down the anchor runner from Riverside as the Bay unit that included Rashadeem Gray, Tommy Friesch, and James Stecker won the 800 relay in the WIAA sectional meet at Menomonee Falls in a state best time of 1:27.83 as Riverside recorded the second-best clocking of 1:27.91.
"We spent all week working on exchanges," said Threats. "We changed the order a little bit and went from there. As far as the race was concerned, I saw that I was behind and I knew I had to step it up as a senior. Just make a difference any way I could."
Threats' thrilling finish led a series of strong area efforts as teams sent athletes to the WIAA State Meet in La Crosse, June 1 and 2.» Read Full Article
In the end, it's like Germantown girls track coach Greg Siegert said:
"In the end, it just comes down to the time, the height and the distance, and if it's good enough, then it's good enough."
Siegert said that after a heady, talent-filled WIAA sectional at Menomonee Falls on Thursday during which area teams advanced large numbers of athletes to the WIAA State Track Meet in La Crosse, June 1 and 2.
Germantown itself advanced Jayne Bertieri in the 100 meters (school record 12.34), Katelyn Turner in the shot put (personal best 36-4 1/2), Melissa Asmondy in the discus (102-10), Caitlin Dillon in the 800 (2:18.96), repeat qualifier Jennifer Ellis in the 300 low hurdles (45.58) and the 400 relay team of Sammie Gassner, Bethany Laubenheimer, Sydney Langmann and Bertieri (school record 50.3) to next week's meet.
The relay got in on a judge's decision after being caught in the same time as a squad from Grafton. That decision ended a long run of Germantown near-misses at sectional meets in recent years.» Read Full Article
Germantown softball pitcher Lauren Renard's first instinct Monday afternoon at Thiensville Village Park was to save herself.
Homestead's Taylor Levin had just hit a screaming linedrive right back at her with none out and a runner on first in the seventh inning while the Warhawks were nursing a 2-1 lead in their North Shore Conference championship showdown with the Highlanders.
Renard defensively stuck up her glove and snagged the ball cleanly.
And then she obeyed her second instinct when she carefully threw the ball back to first to easily double up Hannah Young. And two batters later, when Renard induced the Highlanders' Hannah Behnken to fly out to right to end the game, the Warhawks had their second consecutive outright league championship.
"My first thought was to protect my face," chuckled a happy Renard afterwards of the linedrive. "So I put my glove up. We knew this would be a tough game and we wanted the title outright, we didn't want to share it."» Read Full Article
Seven subcontractors who worked on the Radisson Hotel in Menomonee Falls sought answers from the Village Board on Monday night about funds they say have yet to be paid to them for their work on the project.
This is the second board meeting in a row subcontractors spoke during the public comment portion of the meeting asking for answers.
"We're hoping to implore the village to sit down with us in a forum," said General Manager Barry Bloom of Assured Power, a company that worked on the Radisson. "We're trying to get answers."
The village provided a $17.65 million loan to finance the hotel's development. Village Manager Mark Fitzgerald and the village attorney said they could not comment on the issue because they are in the middle of litigation. They would not say who the other party in the litigation is.
Bloom said he and the fellow subcontractors for the hotel project were told by village representatives that they could not discuss payment of retained funds because of the litigation. They are also unsure what the litigation entails.
A 55-year-old Menomonee Falls man is facing multiple charges after he entered a neighbor's apartment without permission, threw his neighbor's computer against the wall and threatened to beat him up after accusing him of stealing his wireless signal last week.
According to the police report:
The victim, a 27-year-old man, called police after the suspect entered his apartment in the N88 W14800 block of Main Street shortly before 6:30 p.m. on May 15.
He accused him of stealing his wireless signal and threw his computer against a wall, damaging the computer and the wall. The victim also stated the suspect struck him and threatened to beat him up.
The suspect admitted to police that he determined the victim as being the subject who was interfering with this computer signal, but told police he just confronted him, told him to stop and then left.» Read Full Article