'Perfect storm' of delays pushes back openings of Whitefish Bay's Mandel apartments, municipal parking lot

April 29, 2014 7:48 p.m. | Whitefish Bay — Businesses on Silver Spring Drive will have to wait a little longer than they'd hoped to get their north municipal parking lot back.

Roughly 135 parking spaces on the north end of the street were taken away in September, when The Mandel Group began construction on a three-building apartment development known as Beaumont Place. The area under construction will eventually be home to two apartment buildings with public parking on the ground level and tenant parking underground.

The Mandel Group originally expected to open the 63-stall parking lot behind Associated Bank in February, but that timeline was pushed back after We Energies had a delay in relocating gas and electric lines in the parking lot, according to Richard Lincoln of The Mandel Group. By the time that utility work and excavation was completed, The Mandel Group found themselves in the dead of winter with sub-zero temperatures.

"It has been a perfect storm," Lincoln said. "The good news is we are back in full construction mode."

Four-month delay

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Body of missing Mequon woman found in Milwaukee River

April 26, 2014 10:11 a.m. | The body of a missing Mequon woman was found late Friday in the Milwaukee River behind her home, according to Mequon police.

Candace Giles, 54, was found in 6 to 8 feet of water about 10 feet from the shoreline near her home in the 5500 block of Parkview Drive around 10:30 p.m. by a man who called police. An autopsy was scheduled for this morning.

Giles was reported missing on Thursday when she did not show up for a scheduled appointment.

Police search for missing Mequon woman

April 25, 2014 12:51 p.m. | Mequon— Mequon police are searching for 54-year-old Candace Giles, who was last seen at her Mequon home Thursday morning.

Giles did not show up for a scheduled appointment, and personal items were left at the residence, which would lead family and friends to believe that Giles may be in danger or in need of help, according to a news release from the Mequon Police Department. Police also say there is no evidence that the public is in danger or that foul play is involved.

Giles was last seen at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at her home in the 5500 block of Parkview Drive. She was wearing a red long sleeve shirt under a dark green sweater and blue jeans. Giles is 113 pounds and has dark brown, shoulder-length hair.

Mequon woman arrested after she threw candle and wax splashed in her face

April 25, 2014 8:45 a.m. | A Mequon woman was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence after she threw a cellphone and candle at her husband and some of the melted wax splashed in her face April 13.

According to the Mequon police report:

The woman, age not released, got into an argument with her husband and threw a cellphone and a candle at him and some of the melted wax splashed on her face and in her hair at 12:15 a.m. April 13.

She was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence and possession of a controlled substance after she admitted to having "a few beers" and had a preliminary blood alcohol content of 0.17.

She was found with three Ambien pills, a Schedule IV narcotic, and she admitted that she did not have a prescription for the drug.

Plans to rebuild 14-mile stretch of I-43 set for hearing

April 24, 2014 3:07 p.m. | The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has proposals to rebuild a 14-mile stretch of I-43 between Glendale and Grafton, which may include adding or removing some highway interchanges.

Two public hearings will take place next week, on Wednesday and Thursday, to discuss options. Actions under consideration include rebuilding the main road, bridges and interchanges between Silver Spring Drive and Highway 60; constructing a new interchange at Highland Road; rebuilding local streets, and changing the partial interchange at County Line Road into a full interchange or perhaps removing the interchange altogether.

The project, which could begin in 2020, would require relocating 12 homes and three businesses, and would affect 27 acres of wetland, five acres of floodplain and 10 acres of farmland.

The hearings also will focus on design and environmental impacts, including the depositing of fill materials into bodies of water, which may require approval from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The public may attend any of two meetings to review displays, ask questions and provide testimony:

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Village might buy American TV store in Brown Deer

April 24, 2014 10:18 a.m. | The former American TV & Appliance store in Brown Deer, which is being sold to a local investor, could end up being owned by the Village of Brown Deer.

The village has agreed to pay $2.6 million for the 80,000-square-foot building and its 10-acre lot, said Nate Piotrowski, community development director.

The Village Board approved the purchase plan last week.

On Monday, a Dane County Circuit Court judge approved real estate investor John Schlueter's $7.2 million bid to buy the former American TV stores in Pewaukee and Brown Deer, and 19 acres of vacant land in Oak Creek.

Schlueter said his company, Frontline Commercial Real Estate LLC, already has launched discussions with prospective tenants for the buildings.

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Salotto Zarletti opening in Mequon on Monday

April 24, 2014 8:50 a.m. |

Note: The restaurant now takes reservations; see below.

Salotto Zarletti, restaurateur-chef Brian Zarletti’s Mequon restaurant focusing on the food of southern Italy, debuts Monday for dinner.

It’s opening at 1515 W. Mequon Road, in the Shops at East Towne Square.

Southern Italian is a change for Zarletti, who has focused more on central Italy at his flagship restaurant in downtown Milwaukee, Zarletti, at 741 N. Milwaukee St., and at his casual pizza restaurant, Rustico, at 223 N. Water St.

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Urbashich reflects on 17 years on the Mequon-Thiensville School Board

April 23, 2014 11:31 a.m. | Mequon — Public education has gone through a lot of changes in the last 17 years. In the Mequon-Thiensville School District, Suzette Urbashich has been there to tackle them head on.

The Mequon mother of two still recalls moving to the district in 1986 and taking an early interest in school board happenings. At the time, there were not many board members with young children, and there had never been a board member from her rural west end of the village.

Urbashich's election victory in 1997 changed both of those things, marking the beginning of a long tenure that would witness drastic changes in the realms of politics, demographics and technological advancement.

It wasn't long before Urbashich would realize that these external factors were playing an important role within the school district. The school district's most pressing issue – declining enrollment – can be traced back to zoning decisions made by the Mequon Village Board in the early 2000s.

For better or worse, village officials decided to maintain the rural character by zoning land outside of the sewer district for five-acre lots. When the economic downturn hit, young families were more reluctant to make a large investment in a new lot when they could spend less money in a neighboring district, Urbashich said. Families were also deciding to have fewer children in general.

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Woman arrested after being found with her face in a plate of salad

April 23, 2014 8:20 a.m. | A Milwaukee woman was arrested for possession of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia after she was found slumped over in her car, her face in a plate of salad, on April 10.

According to the Glendale police report:

A 24-year-old Milwaukee woman was found slumped over in her car in the 5100 block of North Port Washington Road at 12:20 p.m. April 10.

The woman said she was pregnant and had been at a methadone clinic and became tired so she stopped driving. She also admitted smoking crack "earlier" but now "had nothing left."

Police found 3.1 grams of cocaine, 0.6 grams of marijuana, Suboxone pills and glass pipes in the woman's possession.

Resurfacing of 14 miles of I-43 to force lane closures

April 22, 2014 3:05 p.m. | Crews will begin construction work Wednesday evening on a 14-mile stretch of I-43, causing overnight lane closures until late summer.

The project extends from just south of Silver Spring Road to Highway 32. It includes resurfacing, which will start in May, as well as lengthening the southbound exit ramp at the Mequon Road Interchange.

Lane closures will take place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The Wisconsin DOT is currently conducting a comprehensive study of the I-43 corridor, for which there's a proposal for reconstruction.

Get up-to-the-minute info on highway delays in the Milwaukee area by checking our traffic report for smartphones. Visit mjstraffic.com on your smartphone browser.

Shorewood High School's athletic upgrades have taxpayers seeing red

April 20, 2014 12:19 p.m. | When an effort launched seven years ago to renovate the football field and outdoor athletic facility at Shorewood High School, the deal was pitched as a win-win.

Parents and students would get fan-friendly, updated playing fields that also could generate revenue by being rented, and the improvements would be financed through private donations, so the district could keep its finances focused on academics.

When private money dried up and the renovation project went over budget, the work continued anyway, leaving taxpayers with the bill, Shorewood School District officials have confirmed.

A new financial review showed that taxpayers shouldered about $800,000 of the total $4.1 million in construction costs.

Separately, Shorewood has turned up another financial oddity: a surplus of about $200,000 in a fund for student fees, which should have only had between $30,000 and $40,000 in it.

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New car dealership proposed in Glendale

April 15, 2014 4:55 p.m. | Glendale — Three homes and a service station could be demolished to make room for a new Infiniti auto dealership on Green Bay Avenue, just south of the David Hobbs Honda dealership.

International Autos is asking Glendale officials to rezone the lots stretching between 6030 and 6050 Green Bay Avenue to accommodate North Shore Infiniti, which would relocate from its current location about a mile south at 1515 W. Silver Spring Drive.

Under the proposal, a David Hobbs Honda service station and three houses owned by David Hobbs Honda would be demolished to make room for an Infiniti dealership on the two-acre lot.

The old Infiniti dealership would be used as a used car lot by Jack Safro's Lexus North Shore, according to Tom Dexter of International Autos.

International Infiniti is prepared to spend $1.5 million to construct the shell building spanning 17,000 square feet on the first floor and 2,000 square feet on a partial second floor. The dealership plans to spend $400,000 on site improvements, including landscaping to shield the 127 parking stalls from the roadway.

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Bay girls win 10 events to repeat as North Shore indoor track champs

April 10, 2014 9:44 p.m. | As one of the few seniors on the immensely talented and successful Whitefish Bay girls track team, Sara Coffey realizes what a good thing she's a part of right now.

Because the Blue Dukes built off their titles in their own Lois Wolf Invitational and the WTFA State Indoor last week by claiming an impressive 10 events and repeating as North Shore Conference indoor champions at Milwaukee Lutheran Thursday night.

"It's been really fun," said Coffey, who won both the 1,600 and 3,200-meter races. "We've all been working very hard since the end of the cross country season (last fall). It's so fun to see all this hard work pay off.

"We all ran like crazy last week and we did even better this week."

The Blue Dukes scored 144 points for their title in the eight-team field as a game Homestead team won two events and took second with 115. Germantown was fourth with 59 and Nicolet sixth with 34.

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Fox Point to replace footbridge after years of debate

April 09, 2014 12:43 p.m. | After years of heated public meetings, the Fox Point Village Board has decided to build a new footbridge on Bridge Lane.

Trustees on Tuesday night accepted the lowest project bid of $876,496, with the understanding that Footbridge Friends, a non-profit group tasked with raising 50 percent of the funds, will contribute $515,000 to the effort.

The board approved the construction bid and contribution guidelines on a 6-1 vote, with Trustee William Werner casting the only vote in opposition

The contribution from Footbridge Friends would make good on a promise from two years ago, when the group offered to pay for half of the bridge construction costs. The group's contribution would also reimburse the village for the $30,000 loan it received from the village to help them launch their fundraising effort.

Footbridge Friends President Barbara Schwartz said the group has $201,313 on hand right now, but expects to have another $50,000 by late spring and another $100,000 by the end of the year. She said she has firm pledges that total $515,000.

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Modern restaurant will anchor Mequon Town Center

April 09, 2014 11:49 a.m. | A two-story restaurant building with a bold, contemporary design will be built on the northwest corner of Cedarburg and Mequon roads, serving as an iconic landmark building for the Mequon Town Center.

The restaurant building will be one of five buildings in the Town Center development, which will also feature Colectivo Coffee Roasters, a new American Legion post, 40 luxury apartments and a variety of other commercial tenants.

The Mequon Plan Commission approved the building plans for the restaurant building, as well as the other building on the south end of the lot, at its meeting Monday, April 7.

Open for Christmas

Construction will begin on the east and north buildings immediately, and construction on the other three buildings should begin within 90 days, said Blair Williams of Wired Properties. Williams said the restaurant building should begin serving around Christmastime.

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Mequon, Weickardt reach deal on River Club subdivision

April 09, 2014 10:36 a.m. | Mequon — After a nearly three-year struggle to reach a deal, city officials and River Club of Mequon owner Tom Weickardt have agreed to terms on a more modest subdivision development near the club and along the Milwaukee River.

The Common Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance that opens the door for a five-home subdivision on 10 acres of the 42-acre lot, and also approved other measures to satisfy neighbors' concerns and keep the riverfront accessible.

Under one resolution approved by the council, the city, Weickardt and neighbors will try to draft easements that cement the neighbors' ability to easily access all parts of the Ville Du Parc area. Another resolution authorizes the city to come to terms on a purchase price for the remaining 148 acres of riverfront land.

Weickardt has fought with the city and neighbors over the subdivision proposal since he bought the River Club in 2011, most recently at a March meeting of the Planning Commission that ended up with a 4-4 gridlock and no recommendation for the council's meeting Tuesday.

Coming forward late last week, the new five-home subdivision plan is a significant reduction to the 19-home plan Weickardt has insisted on since 2011, and was billed by his supporters and city officials alike as a difficult, yet worthy, compromise.

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Bay and Homestead tie for North Shore boys track title

April 08, 2014 10:09 p.m. | It was a match-up of Whitefish Bay's firepower versus Homestead's depth as the two teams wound up in a dead heat tie in the North Shore Conference Indoor track meet at Cedarburg Tuesday night.

The two teams finished with 111 points apiece as Grafton was third (64-1/2), Germantown fourth (63-1/2) and Nicolet eighth with 28.

Bay was led by Rhashad Gray who won both the high jump (6-2) and the 200-meter dash (23.93 seconds).

Other firsts for the Blue Dukes included George Papajohn in the 800 (2:05.31), the four-lap relay (1:16.79), Ben Wallace in the pole vault (12-6) and Adam Strehlow in the 55 hurdles (8.05). Strehlow's teammate Colin Downing made it one-two in the hurdles when he took second in the 55-meter race in 8.34.

For Homestead, it was a matter of getting second places, as the Highlanders amassed seven runner-up slots en route to tieing for the title.

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Shorewood Metro Market work could start by September

April 08, 2014 7:00 a.m. | Demolition work tied to a new Metro Market proposed for Shorewood could begin by September, with the two-story, 80,000-square-foot store opening one year later.

That's according to a project time line provided by developer Michael Weiss at Monday's Shorewood Community Development Authority board meeting.

His firm, General Capital Group, wants to build the Metro Market; a four-story, 350-space parking structure, and a six-story apartment building, with around 90 units, its own parking structure and 15,000 square feet of street-level commercial space.

The buildings would be on Oakland Ave., between E. Kenmore Place and E. Olive St., and replace the 30,000-square-foot Pick 'n Save supermarket; the former Walgreens and Harry W. Schwartz Bookshop, and parking lots totaling around 200 spaces.

The Pick 'n Save--which, like Metro Market, is operated by Roundy's Inc.--would close in April 2015 so demolition work could clear it for the apartments and part of the parking structure, Weiss said.

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Nines in Mequon switches from small plates to steaks under a new format

April 07, 2014 5:12 p.m. |

Small plates are out and steaks are in at Nines, the restaurant at the River Club in Mequon, which recently tweaked its name and changed its menu.

It’s now called Nines American Bistro, and more traditional full-size entrées have replaced the small-plates format. The new dishes include an 8-ounce filet mignon ($39), 14-ounce dry-aged Angus New York strip steak ($52), miso-glazed tuna with black rice ($32) and a half roast chicken ($19).

The dining room's decor has changed — darker walls and sconces added, tablecloths replacing the placemats — and there’s a new chef: Scott Klenke. The emphasis on wine (photo above) remains the same.

Nines is at 12400 N. Ville du Parc Drive. You can see the full menu online

Ronn Johnson's death ruled suicide

April 07, 2014 1:50 p.m. | Brown Deer — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled former educator Ronn Johnson's death a suicide.

Johnson was found Dec. 30 in the remains of his home, which had been destroyed in a fire. According to a police news release the exact cause of the fire remains unknown, though "ignitable fluids were located in atypical areas, which could indicate the fire may have been intentional."

Johnson was an ex-charter school leader and former Milwaukee Public Schools teacher. He was charged last summer with nearly two dozen felonies in a child sex abuse case. Prior to his death, Johnson was out on bail after being accused of sexually assaulting five children over more than 20 years.

Milwaukee County Supervisor David Bowen to run for Pasch Assembly seat

April 07, 2014 10:14 a.m. | First-term Milwaukee County Supervisor David Bowen announced on Monday his Democratic candidacy for the state Assembly seat Rep. Sandy Pasch (D-Shorewood) is leaving at the end of the year.

Bowen, 27, said he wanted to work to help create family supporting jobs, promote quality education and services for children.

"The state needs new leadership," Bowen said. "We are continuing to see attacks from Madison, from Republicans, on Milwaukee."

Bowen was the author of Milwaukee County's "living wage" ordinance, which was approved in February and survived a veto by County Executive Chris Abele. The measure requires a $11.32 minimum wage for county workers and employees who work for some county contractors.

Bowen, a lifelong Milwaukee resident, was elected to the County Board in 2012.

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Whitefish Bay pays $138,000 in exchange for village manager resignation

April 04, 2014 1:24 p.m. | Whitefish Bay — Village officials agreed to pay roughly $138,000 in various forms of compensation in return for Village Manager Patrick DeGrave's resignation, according to a resignation agreement acquired through records requests.

The Village Board deliberated DeGrave's resignation in a March 2 closed-session meeting for nearly three hours, according to meeting minutes, after which they went into open session and, after another hour, approved the resignation agreement unanimously.

Present at that meeting was special legal counsel Thomas Scrivner, a labor attorney at Michael Best & Friedrich. While the village usually produces audio recordings of open-session board meetings, the March 2 meeting was not recorded because it took place on a Sunday and staff were not available, assistant clerk Caren Brustmann said.

The deal and dollars

According to the agreement, dated March 4, DeGrave was required to provide a resignation letter "indicating that you have resigned to seek other opportunities effective March 3, 2014." In return, DeGrave receives a lump sum payment of $11,197 for unused vacation days, and two lump sums of $55,983, equivalent to six months of salary. The village also agreed to pay its share of DeGrave's health insurance, $1,249 per month through February 2015 or roughly $15,000.

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Rep. Sandy Pasch won't seek re-election

April 04, 2014 10:31 a.m. | Madison -- The No. 2 Democrat in the state Assembly won't seek re-election, she said Friday.

Rep. Sandy Pasch (D-Shorewood), the assistant Assembly minority leader, said she was leaving in part to take care of a nonagenerian father who increasingly needs her care. That brings to 16 the number of Assembly members who won't be returning next session. 

Pasch, a pyschiatric nurse by training, served on a bipartisan task force that helped pass a series of bills in recent months to improve mental health care around Wisconsin. That included a bill to overhaul the governance of the troubled Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex.

But Pasch also acknowledged that she wasn't looking forward to more partisan fights with majority Republicans who are likely to hold their control of the Legislature in November's elections. 

Pasch said she wasn't sure if she would have been able to win Republican support for mental health legislation, which has been her passion.

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Ex-Shorewood school secretary sentenced for stealing $310,000

April 03, 2014 5:25 p.m. | A former longtime secretary for the Shorewood School District has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for stealing more than $300,000 from the district's special education funds over a 12-year span, a crime the superintendent says has badly damaged trust in the district.

The extra day means Donna Sternke, 55, can earn good time and will likely be released after about 10 months. She is to report to prison in 30 days.

Sternke, of Slinger, was discovered in 2011 when district officials found expenditures for unexplained Kalahari Resort gift cards. By the time she was formally charged in April 2013, she had already agreed to plead guilty and pay $310,263 restitution.

The first installment, a check for $112,264, was delivered to federal prosecutors Thursday. Her attorney, Kathleen Stilling, said that amount came from liquidating several assets, and that Sternke plans to have her state retirement paid out to the school district, even if she dies before the 10 years of guaranteed payments are made.

As a secretary in the district's Instructional Services and Special Education department, Sternke handled some purchasing duties from a fund that included grants for the federal Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act.

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Dickman wins write-in bid for Fox Point-Bayside School Board

April 03, 2014 5:09 p.m. | Bayside — The Fox Point-Bayside School Board will have two new faces in Max Dickman and Dann Jacobson.

Dickman and Jacobson will fill the seats of former School Board President Alice Lawton and former board member Tim Melchert. Incumbent David Smulyan, who was appointed to an interim term in June, was elected to his first three-year term Tuesday night.

Jacobson, a social studies teacher at Nicolet High School, announced his candidacy in January. Dickman later waged a write-in campaign to fill the vacant third seat.

Dickman, a real estate development manager at Roundy's Supermarkets, has a daughter in second grade at Stormonth School and a son in seventh grade at Bayside Middle School. A Bayside resident of seven years, Dickman has previously served on the Bayside Board of Zoning Appeals.

Dickman said he ran for School Board because he wanted to work with board members and Superintendent Vance Dalzin in improving communication and transparency in the district.

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Spring 2014 North Shore election roundup

April 02, 2014 3:41 p.m. | North Shore NOW's roundup of Spring 2014 election results.

On the municipal side:

Whitefish Bay Village President Julie Siegel narrowly defended her seat on the Whitefish Bay Village Board. Story includes returns of other contested North Shore municipal races.

On the schools side:

Newcomers Paul Buzzell and Wendy Francour won seats on the Mequon-Thiensville School Board. Story includes returns of other contested North Shore school races.

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Engineering for Kids brings basics of science to North Shore youth

April 02, 2014 11:36 a.m. | Shorewood — You say lip gloss. LaRhonda Bennett says chemical engineering.

You say bridge. Bennett says civil engineering.

You say roller coaster, and Bennett says mechanical engineering.

"You go to the amusement park, and you ride," Bennett, a former Milwaukee Public Schools teacher and administrator, says. "You don't think about what goes on behind the scenes."

The science of what goes on behind the scenes of everyday life is what Bennett attempts to teach at Engineering for Kids, an extracurricular science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program. Bennett founded the first Milwaukee-area franchise of the international brand last August. The program's "home," according to Bennett, is the Dunwood Center in Fox Point, though Engineering for Kids has expanded into Shorewood and Whitefish Bay in the months since its launch.

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OWI suspect tells Cedarburg police: 'Nobody can do these tests'

April 02, 2014 11:33 a.m. | A Whitefish Bay woman pulled over on suspicion of drunken driving in Cedarburg prepared police for low expectations in her field sobriety test, CedarburgOnline reports.

"Nobody can do these tests, even if you're straight," she told police after being picked up for speeding early on March 22.

A preliminary breath measurement of her blood-alcohol level was 0.13, the website reported.

Symchych and McGauran hold off write-in bid to win Fox Point Village Board seats

April 02, 2014 8:23 a.m. | Fox Point — Incumbent Christine Symchych and Terry McGauran, in his second bid in as many years, on Tuesday held off a write-in campaign from newcomer Marty Tirado to secure two seats on the Fox Point Village Board.

Symchych and McGauran were neck and neck with 39 and 38 percent of the vote, respectively, while Tirado received 23 percent.

The vote total remains unofficial until certified by the board of canvassers:

Christine Symchych 583

Terry McGauran 566

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Pukaite upsets Ashmore with successful write-in bid for Mequon District 2 seat

April 01, 2014 11:17 p.m. | Mequon — Former mayor Connie Pukaite has upset former alderman Bob Ashmore with a successful write-in campaign and claimed the District 2 seat on the Mequon Common Council.

Pukaite received 58 percent of the vote while Ashmore received 40 percent.

The vote total remains unofficial until certified by the board of canvassers:

Connie Pukaite 362

Bob Ashmore 252

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Serebin defends, Demet claims seat on Whitefish Bay Village Board

April 01, 2014 10:36 p.m. | Whitefish Bay — Incumbent Tara Serebin and newcomer Will Demet edged out incumbent Garry Davis Tuesday to win two places on the Whitefish Bay Village Board.

Demet led the field with 38 percent of the vote, followed by Serebin with 37 percent and Davis with 25 percent.

The vote total remains unofficial until certified by the board of canvassers:

Will Demet 1,569

Tara Serebin (i) 1,504

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Siegel narrowly defends Whitefish Bay presidency from challenger O'Connor

April 01, 2014 10:28 p.m. | Whitefish Bay — Whitefish Bay Village President Julie Siegel has defeated challenger Anne O'Connor by a mere 32 votes.

Siegel received 50 percent of the vote while O'Connor received 49 percent.

The vote total remains unofficial until certified by the board of canvassers:

Julie Siegel (i) 1,486

Anne O'Connor 1,454

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Gierl claims Mequon District 5 spot

April 01, 2014 10:15 p.m. | Mequon — Mark Gierl defeated Patrick Rochford Tuesday to win the District 5 seat on the Mequon Common Council.

Gierl received 53 percent of the vote while Rochford received 47 percent.

The vote total remains unofficial until certified by the board of canvassers:

Mark Gierl 336

Patrick Rochford 297

Incumbents Williams and Griffin hold seats on Brown Deer School Board

April 01, 2014 10:09 p.m. | Brown Deer — Incumbent School Board President Gary Williams and incumbent board member Dennis Griffin edged out challenger Bill Weisgerber to keep their seats.

Griffin and Williams received 37 and 36 percent of the vote, respectively, while Weisgerber received 27 percent.

The vote total remains unofficial until certified by the board of canvassers:

Dennis Griffin (i) 934

Gary Williams (i) 904

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Boschert defends, Awe claims seat on Brown Deer Village Board

April 01, 2014 10:04 p.m. | Brown Deer — Incumbent Terry Boschert and newcomer Jamie Awe edged out challengers Bruce Thomas and Sherry Yusuf Tuesday to win two places on the Brown Deer Village Board.

Awe and Boschert received 37 and 32 percent of the vote, respectively, while Yusuf and Thomas received 17 and 14 percent, respectively.

The vote total remains unofficial until certified by the board of canvassers:

Jamie Awe 941

Terry Boschert (i) 830

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Buzzell and Francour claim seats on Mequon-Thiensville School Board

April 01, 2014 9:58 p.m. | Mequon — Paul Buzzell and Wendy Francour edged out Sid Terry Tuesday to win two places on the Mequon-Thiensville School Board.

Buzzell and Francour received 41 and 34 percent of the vote, respectively, while Terry received 24 percent.

The vote total remains unofficial until certified by the board of canvassers:

Paul Buzzell 2,789

Wendy Francour 2,351

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Incumbents Shah and Treisman defend seats on Shorewood School Board

April 01, 2014 9:32 p.m. | Shorewood — Incumbents Paru Shah and Ruth Treisman handily defended their seats on the Shorewood School Board, defeating challengers Gregg Davis and Margaret Schmidt.

Shah led the field with 41 percent of the vote, trailed by Treisman with 29 percent, Davis with 16 percent, and Schmidt with 14 percent.

The vote total remains unofficial until certified by the board of canvassers:

Paru Shah (i) 1,301

Ruth Treisman (i) 912

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Community Watch

» 'Perfect storm' of delays pushes back openings of Whitefish Bay's Mandel apartments, municipal parking lot 4/29

» Body of missing Mequon woman found in Milwaukee River 4/26

» Police search for missing Mequon woman 4/25

» Mequon woman arrested after she threw candle and wax splashed in her face 4/25

» Plans to rebuild 14-mile stretch of I-43 set for hearing 4/24

» Village might buy American TV store in Brown Deer 4/24

» Salotto Zarletti opening in Mequon on Monday Updated:  4/24

» Urbashich reflects on 17 years on the Mequon-Thiensville School Board 4/23

» Woman arrested after being found with her face in a plate of salad 4/23

» Resurfacing of 14 miles of I-43 to force lane closures 4/22

» Shorewood High School's athletic upgrades have taxpayers seeing red 4/20

» New car dealership proposed in Glendale 4/15

» Bay girls win 10 events to repeat as North Shore indoor track champs 4/10

» Fox Point to replace footbridge after years of debate 4/9

» Modern restaurant will anchor Mequon Town Center 4/9

» Mequon, Weickardt reach deal on River Club subdivision 4/9

» Bay and Homestead tie for North Shore boys track title 4/8

» Shorewood Metro Market work could start by September 4/8

» Nines in Mequon switches from small plates to steaks under a new format 4/7

» Ronn Johnson's death ruled suicide 4/7

» Milwaukee County Supervisor David Bowen to run for Pasch Assembly seat 4/7

» Whitefish Bay pays $138,000 in exchange for village manager resignation 4/4

» Rep. Sandy Pasch won't seek re-election 4/4

» Ex-Shorewood school secretary sentenced for stealing $310,000 4/3

» Dickman wins write-in bid for Fox Point-Bayside School Board 4/3

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