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Germantown volleyball team falls to top-ranked Appleton North at state

Nov. 09, 2012 10:05 p.m. | The little things, an off-line dig here, a less-than-great set there and a kill attempt that was out by inches over on the far side of the court.

That's all that separated the Germantown boys volleyball team from a potentially stirring upset of number-one ranked in the state and unbeaten Appleton North in a WIAA State Tournament quarterfinal match Friday night at Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Instead, the Warhawks (23-9 record), who had leads late in each of the first two sets, eventually lost a 27-25, 25-22, 21-25, 25-17 decision to the Lightning (32-0).

North advanced to a noon semifinal on Saturday against defending state champion Marquette, which outlasted Muskego in another quarterfinal.

"A couple of little errors, that's all it was," said a disappointed Warhawk coach Brian Rushmer. "We didn't have our feet set on defense in one situation or we put a ball into the net in another. It's the little things that put you over the top."

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Falls and Germantown residents support Romney, Thompson at the polls

Nov. 07, 2012 11:09 a.m. | Both the Germantown and Menomonee Falls communities had more than a 90 percent voter turnout following Tuesday's election, with the majority of voters supporting Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and Republican senatorial Candidate Tommy Thompson.

President Barack Obama won a second term in office when unofficial results poured in Tuesday night. He also won the electorate vote in Wisconsin. Democrat Tammy Baldwin was the first woman from Wisconsin elected to the U.S. Senate, beating Thompson statewide despite Thompson's landslide victory in both villages of Menomonee Falls and Germantown.

Republican Dan Knodl beat Democrat Shan Haqqi for the Menomonee Falls district 24 state assembly seat.

In Menomonee Falls, 93.58 percent of registered voters cast ballots, which is 22,791 votes out of the 24,355 registered voters, according to unofficial election results posted by the Menomonee Falls Clerk Services Department. There were 7,539 absentee ballots issued. As of Wednesday, 7,425 were returned.

There was a 96.38 percent voter turnout in Germantown. There were 12,379 people who cast ballots in the village, out of the 12,844 registered voters, according to unofficial results posted by the Washington County Clerk's Office.

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Crews investigate 'suspicious' house fire in Menomonee Falls

Nov. 06, 2012 12:41 p.m. | A house fire that erupted early this morning extensively damaged a two story, single family residence on Claas Road, causing about $90,000 in damage.

No one is currently living in the vacant home. The cause of the fire that was reported at 12:48 a.m. at W136 N6870 Claas Road is considered "suspicious," said Menomonee Falls Fire Chief Jeffrey Hevey.

Crews from the Menomonee Falls Fire Department and Police Department were still on scene as of noon today investigating the fire.

Fire crews from Germantown, Butler, Lannon and Elm Grove responded to assist Menomonee Falls firefighters with putting out the blaze.

An update on the cause of the fire will be available later in the week.

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