Bayside Village Board incumbents Eido Walny and Michael Barth face two challengers in the spring election.
The top two vote-getters out of the four candidates will be elected. Former Nicolet School Board member Kelly Herda and newcomer Tom Noble are running against Walny and Barth in the April 2 election. Walny has served as a trustee since 2008. Barth was first elected in 2003.
Trustees serve three-year terms and earn $1,200 annually.
When a team has a pitching staff made up of spit and bailing wire like Homestead baseball coach Ernie Millard admits that he had this season, don't be surprised when the spit dries or the wire frays sometimes.
Much like it did Friday night at Kapco Park in the WIAA State Summer Baseball championship game, as Brookfield Central woke its long slumbering bats and beat Homestead for its fourth state title in a 9-2 decision.
"That has been a ghost that has clung to us all season long," said Millard of his pitching, "and tonight it finally caught up with us. We competed like crazy. ....but we knew we would have to play a perfect game to beat them."
The loss denied the Highlanders a fourth state title of their own ( to go along with crowns in 1974, 1978, and 1994) and closed out a compelling season at 26-8.
Meanwhile, the high-expectation Lancers (29-6) resurrected a season that had started out fast at 21-1, and then hit a major skid with a 1-5 run that cost them the Greater Metro Conference title and a lot of their confidence.» Read Full Article
After his team's gritty 7-5 WIAA state semifinal victory over Oak Creek Friday afternoon at Kapco Park, Homestead baseball coach Ernie Millard pulled out his cell phone and pointed to a text message he received from senior pitcher Ben Garstecki at 10:22 p.m. the night before.
It read as follows:
"Hey coach, I want you to know that 100 percent, whatever you need me to do (at state) I'm ready for it."
Millard considered it a good omen and a bit of a prophecy, because after Highlander starter Jared Stieve gave up a three-run homer to the Knights' Matt Hargreaves in the third, cutting what had been a safe 6-1 lead down to a nail-biting 6-4, and then put two more runners on base, someone was needed to right the Highlanders' ship.
In walked Garstecki, who promptly gave up an RBI single to Knight outfielder Matt Hamilton, but who then proceeded to toss four-and-two-thirds scoreless innings to make sure the Homestead lead would stand up.» Read Full Article
A Brown Deer woman has been taken into custody after stabbing two of her sons during an argument about money early Friday, police say.
When officers responded to the residence in the 8000 block of N. 67th St., they found an 18-year-old with a leg wound and a 16-year-old with cuts to his face and head. Both boys were taken to the hospital with what police say are non-life threatening injuries.
Their mother, who is in her early 40s, fled the scene on foot, police said. She was later found in Milwaukee and taken to the Milwaukee County Jail. Recommended charges of domestic violence, physical abuse of a child and reckless injury while armed have been forwarded to the district attorney's office.
According to Brown Deer Police, the department has responded to domestic dispute calls from the residence before but had not had contact with the suspect prior to Friday's incident. The two sons live in the residence with another family member, Lt. Lisa Kumbier of the Brown Deer Police Department said Friday.
"Clearly, this incident is unique and isolated," she said.
Brown Deer announced Thursday the selection of Sparta police chief Michael Kass as the village's new chief.
Kass has more than 25 years of law enforcement experience and served in the U.S. Air Force as an electronic warfare specialist before becoming a police officer.
He was honored with a medal of valor while working as a lieutenant for the Menominee Police Department. He has taught firearm skills courses at Chippewa Valley Technical College and emergency first responder courses throughout the state, and is active in community associations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs and the Safe Communities Coalition.
Kass replaces Steven Rinzel, who retired in June 2014 after serving as Brown Deer police chief for almost 20 years.
Kass will start on Aug. 4.
A freeway shootout Tuesday between the occupants of a minivan and a car caused a crash and a huge backup on northbound I-43 near Brown Deer Road, WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) reported.
Milwaukee County sheriff's deputies arrested three people in connection with the incident, which was reported shortly before 12:30 p.m. and slowed traffic for about five hours, according to the station.
No injuries were reported.
"How the heck are we going to state?"
Homestead baseball coach Ernie Millard had his hands on hips and was wearing a smile on his face as broad as the early evening sunshine at Cahill Park in Whitefish Bay on Monday.
His team was patiently going through the awards' line after stunning North Shore Conference champion Bay, 10-4, in the WIAA sectional final and earning the Highlanders (25-7) a surprising state tournament berth, their ninth overall and the first for the team since 2009.
After all, even though Millard was smiling when he asked the rhetorical question, it was very serious in its intent. Homestead had graduated its top five pitchers, including NOW All-Suburban selection Colten Poellinger and only three full-time starters returned from a good team of a year ago.
He came up with a simple but broad-based answer: This team really, really likes each other.» Read Full Article
Reminder: The Cheel, a restaurant serving Nepalese fare and other food from the region around the Himalayas as well as American plates, will celebrate its grand opening this weekend in Thiensville.
It will serve free samples of its fare from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the remodeled restaurant, 105 N. Main St.
On Saturday, the restaurant will serve from its menu, including lamb, beef or vegetable momos, the traditional dumplings; khow shew, a Burmese dish of noodles in lentil chicken soup; and pork or vegetable served on crisped rice. Prices range from $7 to $17.
Dinner hours are 4 to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 4 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The bar is open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., and lunch service will be added later.
For more: (262) 236-9463; the Cheel is on Facebook. The restaurant is owned by Jesse and Barkha Daily, who also operate the farmers market in Thiensville. Its chef is Joe Sandretti.
In the recent past the Germantown baseball team's pitching staff had been so deep that the Warhawks didn't need the services of Randy Finger.
But time and graduation have taken a toll on the Warhawks' resources and Finger, now in his senior year, was called back to the hill.
And is coach Jeff Wolf and the team ever happy that he did.
Showing command of all his pitches, moving corner to corner and up and down, Finger completely baffled North Shore Conference champion Whitefish Bay on the Blue Dukes' homefield Monday night.
He scattered three hits, worked out of a couple of jams deftly, walked four and struck out an impressive 10, including the last three in a row. He even scored the game's only two runs as the Warhawks stymied the potent Blue Dukes, 2-0.» Read Full Article
new development that's occurred lately on Oakland Ave., north of Capitol Drive.Jackie Keltner and her husband, Alan, have lived in Shorewood for nearly 40 years, and appreciate much of the
But two of those projects — a six-story apartment and retail building completed last year near their home, and a similarly sized building proposed for just a few blocks away — are simply too tall, according to the Keltners and other residents.
"I feel like four stories would be more appropriate," Jackie Keltner said. "The scale of a two-story house against a six-story building is really out of whack."
The latest project is to undergo final zoning review at a Village Board meeting on Monday. General Capital Group wants to develop the six-story apartment building, with street-level retail space, west of Oakland Ave. and south of Olive St.
The apartment building, with about 90 units, would be part of a larger project that includes a two-story Metro Market, to be built north of Kenmore Place, with a four-level parking structure between that upscale supermarket and the apartments. The existing one-story Pick 'n Save supermarket, and two smaller vacant buildings, would be demolished to make way for the new development.» Read Full Article
A Milwaukee man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of conspiracy to deliver heroin in Ozaukee County, officials said Wednesday.
Antonio C. Green, 33, was charged with three counts of conspiracy to deliver heroin after he delivered about 5.5 grams of heroin to an undercover officer on three occasions, according to a news release from the Ozaukee County sheriff's office.
The three incidents occurred between June 17 and 20 on Bayshore Drive in Glendale.
Officials arrested Green in Milwaukee on Tuesday, and he is set to make an initial appearance in Ozaukee County Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon, according to the release.
An intoxicated Glendale man who shot his two sons, killing one and wounding the other, told police he was being bullied and disrespected in his own house by his wife and children and that some rough play by one of the boys during a game of basketball was the last straw, according to a criminal complaint.
Robert C. Washington, 57, is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of Robert Curtis Washington II, 20, on Thursday at their home in the 1000 block of W. Theresa Lane, according to the complaint.
He also is charged with first-degree reckless injury for allegedly wounding Wesley Washington, 15.
According to the complaint, on the afternoon of the shooting, Robert Washington Sr. had been drinking vodka while watching Wesley play baseball.
Later, as his sons played basketball in the driveway of their home, Washington Sr. appeared intoxicated when he came out of the house, got in their way and was knocked over by Wesley.» Read Full Article
A man was injured Saturday morning in Fox Point when a tree fell on him, authorities said.
A helicopter was sent to help the man who was injured near the intersection of N. Lake Drive and N. Gray Log Lane, according to the North Shore Fire Department. The man was taken to a hospital.
WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) reports the man was out for a morning jog and that he sustained serious injures that were not life threatening.
Wesley and Robert Washington Jr. were outside their Glendale home Thursday, playing basketball, when their father came out and wanted to play, too.
The sons were reluctant; the father joined anyway.
After going up for a rebound, he fell to the ground.
Robert Washington Sr. went back inside.
According to Sean Kelly, a family friend: When the father re-emerged, he had a gun. He shot Wesley, 15, twice. Robert, 20, ran over and tried to tackle his father. A bullet pierced the right side of the elder son's chest.» Read Full Article
Glendale police have arrested a man suspected of shooting and killing one of his sons and injuring another Thursday afternoon.
A 20-year-old was killed and a 15-year-old was injured and called police after the shooting, according to Detective Troy Nitschke. About a dozen police and rescue vehicles were on the scene just after 2:30 p.m.
Police Department spokesman Joel Dhein said the shooting occurred inside a house in the 1000 block of W. Theresa Lane.
When officers arrived, they found the wounded 15-year-old attending to the 20-year-old victim, Dhein said.
Officers pulled the 20-year-old to the driveway of a neighboring home first before administering first-aid because they did not know where the shooter was, Dhein said.» Read Full Article