The unsung hero of the trio of senior, four-year letterwinners said it first for the WIAA State Tournament-bound Menomonee Falls girls' volleyball team Saturday night.
"The goal is to win state," said outside hitter Katherine Von Bank.
She was echoed by the Indians' all-world outside hitter Simone Lee: "We really want to win state."
And then setter Abby Becker took it a step further:
"We want to dominate state," she said.» Read Full Article
WIAA boys state soccer photo gallery with images from today's Division 4 title game between University School and The Prairie School. USM won, 1-0.We've just updated the MyCommunityNOW
The state soccer photo gallery also features images from Muskego's 1-0 victory over Arrowhead in the Division 1 semifinals; Cedarburg's 2-1 win over Whitefish Bay in the Division 2 semifinals; Notre Dame's 1-0 victory over Pewaukee in the Division 3 semifinals; and University School's 1-0 victory over Sturgeon Bay in the Division 4 semifinals.
Arrowhead, Franklin, Germantown, Oconomowoc and Mukwonago tried to take one more step toward a state title in Level 2 of the WIAA Division 1 football playoffs Friday.
Fans and reporters were on Twitter and other social networks. Read the MyCommunityNOW Storify social media story of the games.
Homestead scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to rally and defeat Sussex Hamilton, 28-20, Friday night in a Level 2 football game at Homestead.
Keel then praised the Chargers.
A new crossfit training facility is being proposed for Menomonee Falls.
The 8,400-square-foot facility is planned for Megal Development Corp.'s building on the south side of County Line Road, about one block east of Held Drive, according to information filed with the village Department of Community Development.
The facility, known as Crossfit Menomonee Falls, would include lifting stations, climbing ropes and a gym that includes barbells, jump ropes and other equipment. Crossfit mixes weightlifting with gymnastics and other activities.
The Plan Commission is to consider issuing a conditional use permit for the facility at its Tuesday meeting.
The commission also will consider approving a proposed sign for a Planet Fitness facility that is planned for Colonial Plaza shopping center, on Appleton Ave. in downtown Menomonee Falls
Simply put, Saturday night's WIAA girls volleyball sectional final at Watertown between top-ranked Menomonee Falls and underdog Mukwonago presents a strong contrast in expectations.
Mukwonago has everything to gain while Falls wants to keep the dream of a first-ever state championship firmly intact.
"You lose you're done," said Falls coach J.C. Bruns. "The hopes of six seniors and three, four-year letterwinners would be done. A run towards a state title would be done."
"But in reality I'm not worrying about this group showing up."
Those three four-year letterwinners are All-American outside hitter Simone Lee, setter Abby Becker and outside hitter Katherine Von Bank.» Read Full Article
Menomonee Falls Trustee Bonnie Lemmer is holding her first Town Hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Menomonee Falls Library, N8436 Pilgrim Road.
Lemmer pledged during her campaign to be a transparent trustee and available to the village residents and the town hall meetings will be one of the ways in which to meet that goal.
The meeting will be informative and educational. Chief of Police Anna Ruzinski will give a short talk on the Village Police Department.
Afterward, an informational session will take place about Falls current developments and downtown area followed by a question and answer period.
The Germantown and Menomonee Falls school boards on Monday approved lower levies, in part due to unanticipated general state aid dollars.
At its meeting Monday, the Germantown School Board passed a $28.19 million tax levy, a 4.4 percent reduction from the previous year.
The tax rate is decreasing by nearly 50 cents, or 4.5 percent on an equalized basis compared with last year. The rate is going from $10.31 per $1,000 of assessed value to $9.84 per $1,000 of assessed value for 2013-14, according to Germantown School District documents. That equates to between $100 and $110 on a tax bill, Business Director Ric Ericksen said.
This was a positive budget year for Germantown. Recently, the district received an additional $1.06 million more in general state aid. Gov. Scott Walker and the Legislature in October, through Act 46, allocated an additional $40 million in general school aid for the current school year to the 424 districts throughout the state in order to provide property tax relief. General aid and property taxes are directly related. As one goes up, the other goes down and vice versa.
Overall, general aid increased by 10 percent, according to DPI figures. The district received a total of $12.15 million in general state aid to support a $42 million 2013-14 operating budget.» Read Full Article