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Franklin up for another re-election to Nicolet School Board; Peltz is not

Dec. 14, 2011 10:36 a.m. | Longtime Nicolet School Board member Marilyn Franklin will seek re-election April 3, but incumbent Jennifer Peltz will not seek another term.

A former English teacher, Franklin was first elected to the Nicolet Board in 1988 and has served continuously since then. She was a member of the Fox Point-Bayside School Board from 1977 to 1989.

Franklin, 66, lives with her husband at 7870 N. Regent Road. She has two adult sons and four grandchildren.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she earned a bachelor of science degree in secondary education.

Members serve three-year terms and earn $1,000 a year.

Brown Deer trustees approve Lighthouse project

Sept. 15, 2014 8:57 p.m. | Brown Deer — Despite a series of contentious hearings, a Minnesota developer has received approval to build a four-story assisted living center on 60th Street, north of Brown Deer Road.

New Perspective Senior Living received the Village Board's approval to build a 119-unit, 133-bed facility, called Lighthouse of Brown Deer, featuring about 46 memory care units and 87 assisted living units. New Perspective would relocate from its 28-bed Lighthouse facility at 7909 N. 47th St. to the Beaver Creek condominium site left uncompleted by developer General Capital.

The Village Board also approved the purchase of the exsting Lighthouse building on 47th Street for $1.35 million with a closing date at the end of November. Lighthouse has agreed to lease the 47th Street property from the village for $4,500 per month until its new site at Beaver Creek is complete.

Brown Deer plans to offer $2 million in tax incremental financing to the developers. The developer has guaranteed the building would be valued at $14.8 million, creating an additional $12.5 million in value. The increased tax revenue from the project is expected to pay off the village's $2 million loan by 2024.

By relocating Lighthouse, village officials hope a new development opportunity will be created on Bradley Road, including the current Lighthouse site, the former Algonquin School site and potentially the deteriorating strip mall containing Salvation Army at 4747 W. Bradley Road.

Preps football photos of the week: Sept. 12

Sept. 12, 2014 10:22 p.m. | The football season continued in Week 4 with colder-than-normal weather and spotty precipitation Sept. 12.

Now Newspapers and Lake Country Publications compiled the best photos shared on social media featuring teams from our coverage area, predominantly in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties.

Here's the best sights and sounds from Week 4.

Banks delivers big run as Greenfield rallies

Sept. 12, 2014 10:21 p.m. | Depth and heart won out for the Greenfield football team on a cold and soggy night in Shorewood, as the Hustlin' Hawks football team overcame a 12-0 deficit on the strength of big defensive stops and an electrifying 95-yard fourth quarter TD run by Ezekial Banks to pull out a 20-12 victory over the host Greyhounds.

"We saw some of this two weeks ago when we fell behind 14-0 to Pius (only to pull out a 20-14 victory)," said Greenfield coach Joe Koch. "We're a two-platoon team. We're not as or as fast or as strong as other teams, but we do have big hearts.

"The kids knew that they could come back, and they didn't quit."

The win was the third in a row for the Hustlin' Hawks as they improved to 3-1 while Messmer/Shorewood (Messwood), fresh off its first Woodland win in many years last week against Whitnall, fell to 1-3.

Greyhounds' coach Drake Zortman said his team just ran out of gas.

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Four-story assisted living center moves forward in Brown Deer

Sept. 09, 2014 9:35 a.m. | Brown Deer — Despite a contentious public hearing on Monday, Sept. 8, plans for a four-story assisted living facility are moving forward in Brown Deer.

New Perspective Senior Living is proposing to build a 164,470-square-foot building featuring a four-story assisted living facility and an attached one-story memory care facility behind the Beaver Creek Condominiums on the west side of 60th Street, north of Brown Deer Road. The 119-unit, 133-bed Lighthouse of Brown Deer facility will feature about 46 memory care units and 87 assisted living units.

Brown Deer plans to offer $2 million in tax incremental financing to the developers: $500,000 at the time of occupancy and another $140,000 annually for the next 10 years. The developer has guaranteed the building would be valued at $14.8 million, creating an additional $12.5 million in value. Community Development Director Nate Piotrowski expects the increased tax revenue from the project would pay off the village's $2 million loan by 2024.

The Community Development Authority unanimously approved the village's financing plan. The Plan Commission approved rezoning the land, as well as the project's site plan, in a 5-2 vote. The developers will seek final approval from the village board on Sept. 15.

New development opportunities

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Preps football photos of the week: Sept. 5

Sept. 07, 2014 8:27 a.m. | The football season calendar rolled along to September, and some teams faced off against familiar opponents on Sept. 5.

Now Newspapers and Lake Country Publications compiled the best photos shared on social media featuring teams from our coverage area, predominantly in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties.

Here's the best sights and sounds from Week 3.

Germantown football team rallies to beat Bay

Sept. 06, 2014 1:28 a.m. | After two easy routs to open the season, the Germantown football team found itself in a stunning 14-0 hole in the first quarter against visiting North Shore rival Whitefish Bay Friday night.

Warhawks coach Jake Davis wondered if his team had the heart to come back.

The answer was an emphatic yes. Behind dynamic third-year quarterback Dwayne Lawhorn, Jr. and a big play defense, the Warhawks rallied for a 38-28 victory to improve to 3-0 on the season.

"There's something to be said about getting into a dogfight right away (in the league race)," said Germantown coach Jake Davis. "I wanted to see how they'd respond. If we folded, that would have told me one thing, but we didn't, and that told me another.

"We have a lot of things to clean up, penalties (two of which wiped out touchdowns), turnovers (both of which the Blue Dukes turned into TDs), other things and that'll give us something to focus on."

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Despite another Herculean effort from Brown Deer's Baun, Rockets win thriller

Sept. 06, 2014 12:28 a.m. | In a battle of two offenses that entered their Sept. 5 contest averaging more than 40 points per game, the balance of South Milwaukee prevailed over Brown Deer and their stellar quarterback Zack Baun.

But just barely.

South Milwaukee running back Ian Pribyl rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns, and senior quarterback Justin Oliden passed for three more as the Rockets withstood a last-gasp drive from Baun and the Falcons to prevail in a Woodland East thriller, 41-35. A 36-yard scramble from Baun gave Brown Deer the ball at the South Milwaukee 32 with one second remaining, but his final heave was batted down to preserve the victory for the Rockets.

"They have a great player, and some other really good players, but we have a team," said South Milwaukee head coach Derek Hoff.

The win puts the Rockets (3-0, 1-0) in early control of the Woodland Conference Eastern Division, which they won last year, while Brown Deer fell to 2-1, 0-1. The Falcons will look to bounce back when they visit Cudahy (1-2,0-1) at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12.

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St. Monica to host car wash

Sept. 05, 2014 8:20 a.m. | The St. Monica School eighth-grade car wash will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, in the St. Monica parking lot, 5635 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay. Donations are accepted; all proceeds will benefit the eighth-grade class trip. In the event of rain, the event will be rescheduled for Sept. 13-14.

Upscale barber Groom will expand to Shorewood

Sept. 03, 2014 1:28 p.m. | Groom, the upscale men's barber shop in the Third Ward, will add a second location, in Shorewood.

The salon has leased 1,500 square feet of space at 3575 N. Oakland Ave., in the same building that houses Harleys men's clothing store.

Groom owner Theri DeJoode said she hopes to open the Shorewood shop in mid-October. Groom, 330 E. St. Paul Ave., currently has 26 people on its staff, and will add six more with the opening of the second location, she said.

Poll: Will Whitefish Bay or Germantown win in Week 3 matchup?

Sept. 02, 2014 1:00 p.m. | Week 3 of the preps football season showcases a big rivalry matchup: Whitefish Bay at Germantown.

Last year in Whitefish Bay, the Warhawks beat the Blue Dukes, 23-15.

And both teams were in the playoffs last year. Whitefish Bay lost in a Level 2 game to Waukesha West, 28-14. Germantown lost in a Level 3 game to Arrowhead, 36-3.


Preps football photos of the week: Aug. 29

Aug. 29, 2014 10:27 p.m. | Teams were looking to continue winning ways or bounce back after opening-week losses Aug. 28 and 29.

Now Newspapers and Lake Country Publications compiled the best photos shared on social media featuring teams from our coverage area, predominantly in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties.

Here's the best sights and sounds from Week 2.

The social media story of Homestead at Arrowhead football

Aug. 29, 2014 11:20 a.m. | Homestead and Arrowhead met Thursday night after the two were among the state's best football programs in 2013.

Last year Homestead surprised a lot of people by beating Arrowhead early in the season, 13-7.

Homestead lost in a Division 3 Level 3 game to Kimberly, 37-7. Arrowhead won the Division 1 state title over Franklin, 45-24.


Here is what happened in the 2014 matchup.

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Allen leads Homestead football team to 24-20 victory over Arrowhead

Aug. 28, 2014 11:28 p.m. | Excited about it? Yes. The end-all and be-all for the season? Definitely not.

That was the attitude of the Homestead football players and coaches after they went into Taraska Stadium in Hartland Thursday night and, for the second season in a row, beat the two-time defending WIAA state D1 champs from Arrowhead, 24-20.

Everyone was on the same page afterward.

"It was a nice victory over a good team, but it doesn't make our season and we know we have a lot of work to do," said veteran coach Dave Keel.

"The first one felt great last year, it was a dog fight, and this one is a great feeling too," said all-state defensive lineman David Pfaff. "But we need to bring it home to Camp Randall this year (for a state championship). This is a building block to what we need to do to make that happen.

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Bay boys soccer team opens NSC defense with 3-0 win over GT

Aug. 26, 2014 10:29 p.m. | Only when forward Joey Borris headed in midfielder Sean Garwood's perfect diagonal crossing pass into the far left corner of the net at the 79:45 mark of the second half against Germantown Tuesday night did Whitefish Bay boys soccer coach Jeff Worzella take a deep breath.

The goal gave the Blue Dukes a more comfortable 2-0 lead which was extended to 3-0 eight minutes later when the two teammates traded places, this time with Garwood scoring off of Borris' corner kick.

And so with the 3-0 victory, the defending North Shore Conference Blue Dukes opened up defense of their 2013 league championship on a positive note.

"Oh yeah," said Worzella of the importance of the second goal. "In a 1-0 game, amnything can happen, one mistake, one slip, and you're tied, especially against Germantown, which is a great team and which gave us a real battle. It was a physical game, but we were able to survive."

The victory improved the Blue Dukes to 3-0-1 on the season while the Warhawks fell to 1-2.

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Reward offered in search for suspect in Mequon heroin dealing

Aug. 26, 2014 3:15 p.m. | The Ozaukee County Sheriff's Drug Task Force is offering a $500 reward for information that helps authorities identify a man suspected of distributing heroin in Mequon this year.

Photos of the unidentified suspect were distributed Tuesday. To provide information to a Sheriff's tip line, citizens can send a text message to the number, 847411, with the key word OZSO.

The man allegedly provided an undercover officer with 2 grams of heroin on June 12 at a parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant in Mequon, according to a criminal complaint.

Two other male suspects, both of Milwaukee, have been charged in Ozaukee County Circuit Court for their roles in heroin distribution in Mequon during June, according to Sheriff's Lt. Rod Galbraith, supervisor of the drug task force.

Matthew Brown, 29, was charged June 20 with three counts of heroin delivery and two counts of heroin delivery as party to a crime.

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