Germantown senior catcher Kelsey Smith did not want to endure what she and the rest of the team went through last season, when archrival Homestead stunned the then North Shore champion Warhawks in the WIAA sectional final.
And Smith and the Warhawks didn't let it happen again, as after another North Shore championship and another regular season sweep of the Highlanders, they took care of business and earned their first WIAA state tournament berth in 15 years with a 3-0 sectional final victory over Homestead at Kennedy Middle School Thursday night.
"This is the best moment," said Smith, whose sacrifice fly in the sixth inning added a critical insurance run. "It's the best way to play last home game on this field."
"This game was everything, because I remember all the crying that went on after the (sectional) game last year. All those tears we cried went into this year's effort. We learned important lessons."
With the win, the Warhawks (21-4 overall) earned a WIAA state quarterfinal slot at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14 at Goodman Diamond in Madison, against defending state champion Stevens Point (22-5), which was a 3-0 winner over Beaver Dam today. It is Germantown's third overall trip to state.» Read Full Article
Radisson Hotel, in Menomonee Falls, has been temporarily barred by a judge from being on the hotel property.The principal owner of the financially troubled
James Heyden also is temporarily restrained from using or selling any of the assets pledged as collateral to obtain a $17.65 million loan from the Village of Menomonee Falls to develop the Radisson.
That temporary restraining order was issued this week by Waukesha County Circuit Judge Donald Hassin.
The order was requested by attorney Randall Crocker, who's representing the village in a receivership proceeding involving the Radisson.
The hotel was placed under the supervision of a court-appointed receiver in November at the request of the village.» Read Full Article
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The discussion on Monday night was not whether alcohol should be allowed in gas stations, the question was what kind should be allowed.
The Germantown Village Board directed legal counsel and staff to research the current liquor license ordinances, as well as put together a draft ordinance that would allow fermented alcoholic beverages to be sold in gas stations. Trustees did not see an issue, nor did Police Chief Peter Hoell in allowing the sale of beer or wine in gas stations. The ordinance will be discussed further at the June 18 meeting.
Though the board supported beer and wine, some were unsure if liquor should be allowed. The Class A and Class B licenses provided by the village dictate which type of liquor is allowed and have different stipulations and fees.
Hoell said he did have an issue with allowing alcohol at gas stations. He said the police department has a slew of checks and balances in place where alcohol is sold, from citing owners and employees to revoking licenses if they see fit.
The discussion started after Asif Vadsaria, the owner of a gas station near Holy Hill Road and Highway 41, asked the village's Safety Committee if they could sell alcohol.» Read Full Article
Once more, with feeling.
That'll be the case Thursday night at 7 p.m. back at the Kennedy Middle School Fields, when the North Shore Conference Germantown softball team will host archrival Homestead in a WIAA sectional final, with a berth in the state tournament on the line.
The Warhawks advanced to the sectional final behind Amanda Witzlib's 13 strikeouts and Addy Green's two-run home run with a 3-1 sectional semifinal decision Monday night over another North shore rival Nicolet.
The sectional final will be a replay of last season. The scenario will be exactly the same too, as last year, the Warhawks beat the Highlanders twice during the regular season only to have Homestead edge them in the sectional final.
And once again, Germantown has edged Homestead in two thrillers this season en route to an unbeaten North Shore Conference campaign. Germantown will enter with a record of 21-4, while the Highlanders will come in at 19-5. The Highlanders advanced with a 6-3 victory Monday night against Brookfield Central.» Read Full Article
Menomonee Falls is set to buy two vacant parcels at Woodland Prime office park, where Kohl's Corp. has considered developing its new corporate headquarters.
The Village Board, at Monday night's meeting, will consider approving a purchase agreement for the parcels, which are 19 acres and 14.1 acres. The land would be sold by HRH Acquisitions LLC, an investment group led by Milwaukee developer Doug Weas.
If approved by the board, the village would pay around $24,526 per acre, or just over $800,000, said Mark Fitzgerald, village manager.
The village is buying the parcels "at a steep discount so we can work with developers regarding the future development of this land," Fitzgerald told me.
He declined to say whether the impending purchase has anything to do with a possible future new corporate campus for Kohl's.» Read Full Article