Brookfield Central (6-2) and Wauwatosa East (6-1) are co-leaders in the Greater Metro Conference as the New Year aproaches with 4-0 league records. They have both played Germantown, the state’s top team, and they both were turned away in similar manners.
The Lancers dropped a 73-58 loss in the season opener on Nov. 29 at home and Tuesday night it was the Red Raiders turn. The Warhawks also turned back the Red Raiders, 66-46, in the Wisconsin Yearbook Classic before a packed house at Concordia University in Mequon.
Whereas the Lancers have a team with enough height to battle Germantown, it was a total mismatch with the smaller Red Raiders, who basically start five guards.
Germantown senior Zak Showalter, a 6-3 guard, who will be attending the University of Wisconsin as a preferred walk-on next year, led the way with 19 points, highlighted by a slam dunk late in the game.
Josh Mongan, a 5-10 senior guard, who runs the show for the Warhawks, added 12 points and 6-7 senior Dan Studer added 10. Luke Fischer, a 6-10 junior, had eight points underneath.» Read Full Article
The Wauwatosa Common Council unanimously gave Aug. 4 general approval for the conceptual master plan in the Wauwatosa village streetscape project.
The council also granted specific approval for the first of three concepts for the project which focuses on the State Street and Wauwatosa Avenue corridor.
The first concept will include improvements like new bike lanes and trees, the widening of sidewalks and enhancing intersections in the Village. Construction on the first concept design is expected to begin in 2016.
If approved, the second concept will focus on landscaping, street furnishings such as benches, bus stop treatments, trash receptacles, bike racks and bike-sharing stations, lighting improvements, signage, surface treatments, and bollard placements, among other things.
Lastly, the third concept would focus on design development drawings for Pocket Park and Root Common.» Read Full Article
The Wauwatosa Fire Department battled flames at a local paint store Tuesday morning for upward of three hours.
A passerby noticed flames coming from Sherwin-Williams Paint Store, 6634 W. North Ave., around 6:30 a.m. and called 911.
Fire crews arrived on the scene shortly after the call and found flames coming from the retailer's back warehouse area, where paints are stored, said Assistant Fire Chief Jim Case of the Wauwatosa Fire Department.
The fire was extinguished in about one hour, Case said, but crews spent more than two hours after that searching for flames that could have been contained or hidden from view.
"It took quite a while due to the age of the building," Case said.» Read Full Article
Meijer, the newest entrant in southeastern Wisconsin's highly competitive grocery scene, opened new stores Tuesday in Wauwatosa and Oak Creek.
The opening of the supercenters, which sell general merchandise and pharmacy items as well as food, is part of an aggressive expansion by the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer into Wisconsin.
Meijer entered the state on June 23 with stores in Grafton and Kenosha. The company plans additional stores in Waukesha, Greenfield and Sussex next year and also is eyeing locations in Janesville, West Bend and Sheboygan. Meijer has said it plans to open two or three Wisconsin stores each year for the next four years.
The stores opened Tuesday are at 11111 W. Burleigh St., Wauwatosa; and at 171 W. Town Square Way, Oak Creek. The latter store anchors the Drexel Town Square development near Howell and Drexel Avenues.
"Since opening our first two stores in the state six weeks ago, local residents and new customers have welcomed us with open arms and responded positively to the new shopping option we offer in Wisconsin," co-chairman Hank Meijer said. "We are thrilled to be opening our Wauwatosa and Oak Creek supercenters, giving us the opportunity to provide a quality one-stop shopping experience to more communities around Milwaukee."» Read Full Article
Supercenter Meijer is scheduled to open in Wauwatosa Aug. 4 near W. Burleigh Street and N. Mayfair Road.
Opening celebrations will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. followed by remarks from Meijer leadership and local officials.
The retailer also planned to open a location in Oak Creek Tuesday. The new stores are expected to create nearly 600 jobs.
In July, Meijer announced a $25,000 donation to the Wauwatosa Public Library Foundation to build an Internet cafe for young adults.
Meijer is a family-owned and privately-held company with 222 stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. The retailer plans to open two to three new Wisconsin supercenters per year through 2019, according to a news release.
The Wauwatosa Police Department is asking for help from the public in identifying an armed bank robber suspect.
Around 2:45 p.m. Aug. 3, police responded to a robbery report at Associated Bank, 2645 N. Mayfair Road. An initial investigation shows the unknown suspect approached a teller, displayed a black handgun, demanded and obtained money and left the bank.
The suspect is described as a black male with a dark complexion, 40 to 45 years old, approximately 5 feet, 7 inches to 5 feet, 8 inches tall, unshaven and had a thin build.
Additionally, the man was wearing a black baseball cap with the Chicago White Sox logo, a light green polo shirt with a white T-shirt underneath and black shorts.
Anyone with information should contact the Wauwatosa Police Department's detective bureau at (414) 471-8430 or anonymously contact Wauwatosa Crime Stoppers at (414) 771- TOSA (8672).
The second J. Crew Mercantile store in the country is expected to open at The Mayfair Collection before the end of the year.
Executive Vice President of Retail Development for HSA Commercial Real Estate announced Thursday the firm has successfully executed a lease with J. Crew to open a store at the shopping center, according to a news release.
"From the outset of this project, our strategy has always been to find best-in-class fashion brands that can attract customers throughout southeast Wisconsin," Blum said in a statement. "With this being J. Crew Mercantile's second store in the country, we believe that we have further fulfilled that goal, and we are excited to have them as part of The Mayfair Collection."
The store announced earlier this year that the company is opening its first Mercantile store in Dallas.
J. Crew Mercantile — a more affordable branch of the retailer — will be located in Suite 110 between Ulta and Men's Wearhouse at the Mayfair Collection.» Read Full Article
A Wednesday evening house fire caused an estimated $100,000 in damage, according to the Wauwatosa Fire Department.
Around 5 p.m. July 29, 911 calls alerted emergency crews to a fire in the 2400 block of North 63rd Street in Wauwatosa.
"Our crews arrived and found an outside fire that had extended into the house," said Assistant Fire Chief Jim Case.
Following an initial investigation, it's believed the fire started outside near the deck on the rear side of the home. The exact cause is still undetermined.
"With the assistance of neighboring departments, the fire was quickly extinguished and the scene was made safe," Case said.» Read Full Article
Dan Atkinson always had a fascination in art, he grew up with sketchbooks that his dad would keep laying around the house, but shortly after high school, Atkinson abandoned art and joined to army with the goal of becoming a police officer.
After spending five years as a military police officer, Atkinson decided it wasn't for him, and left the Army as a sergeant. He began to pursue his old passion for art by attending the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and getting his bachelors degree at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee soon after. He is currently practicing an art that is not your typical canvas and paint brush.
Atkinson etches, and designs bricks and headstones. He is self-employed and got his start by etching headstones for his uncle's headstone shop in Watertown.
"I grew up in Watertown, and my uncle asked me if I could do it (design headstones), and I went from there," Atkinson said.
Atkinson has sold his etched bricks to about 10 different companies across Wisconsin, and he even still designs headstones on occasion for his uncle's shop.» Read Full Article
Wauwatosa Revolving Loan Fund Corporation: 7:45 a.m. Aug. 1, City Hall, 7725 W. North Ave.
Board of Public Works: 8:30 a.m. Aug. 3, City Hall
Common Council: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 4, City Hall
Committee for Citizens with Disabilities: 7 p.m. Aug. 5, City Hall
Historic Preservation Commission: 7 p.m. Aug. 5, City Hall
Wauwatosa West baseball coach Chad Mateske felt he misjudged his young squad's ability to make the jump to varsity after a successful junior varsity season.
But the future looks bright for the Trojans, who will be playing under a new coach next season as Mateske has stepped down to focus more on his new family and his teaching duties.
While the Trojans will lose some talented seniors in Zach Veit, an all-division infielder, Jonathan Meyer, Khalil Jackson and Alex Halloran, the new coach will have plenty of talent returning.
"Getting Zach back healthy and up to full speed was nice this year." Mateske said. "Jackson gave us some nice offensive ability. He hit the ball hard and had three homers. He also helped us eat up some innings as a pitcher."
There will be 10 juniors returning in Jacob Greenberg, Will Jushka, Myles Fish, JJ Morgan, Scott MacGillis, Jake Hronek, Ian Newton, Jake Klippel, Jake Brophey and John Dettlaff.» Read Full Article
Despite a 6-25 overall mark and a 1-17 record in the Greater Metro Conference, coach Brian Karas had six members of his Wauwatosa East baseball team earn all-conference honors on some level.
Senior Daniel Joannes earned scholar-athlete honors (3.661 GPA), senior Danny Markwardt earned first-team honors in the outfield and senior Ian Quast earned second-team honors in the infield.
In addition, junior outfielder Dan Scallon, junior infielder Sean Denny and senior outfielder Angel Schilling received honorable-mention honors.
There were also six athletes who earned five team honors. The Offensive MVP award went to Denny, and Schilling and Quast were named Defensive co-MVPs.
The Pitching MVP award went to freshman Jeff Mason, the Team Most Improved award went to sophomore Ricky Serrano and the Team Coach's Award went to junior Spencer Michaelis.» Read Full Article
It brought back a lot of memories sitting on the sidelines Saturday at McCoy Field watching the Brookfield Blue Sox defeat the Sussex Cardinals, 8-4, for their sixth straight victory.
I was one of the youngest managers in Land O'Lakes history back when I was 19 years old. After graduating from Brookfield Central in 1967, I played for the Brookfield Lakers, which is now the Brookfield Bulldogs.
I use the words "played for" loosely.
I had a lifetime batting average of .200, getting two hits in 10 at bats, both off a pitcher named Kent Larson, who pitched for Muskego, which was then part of the Eastern Division.
In fact, when you only have two career hits, you remember them well.» Read Full Article
In July and August, the Jr. Trojans Baseball Club will be conducting tryouts for their U9 through U14 teams for the 2016 season.
The specific day, time and location can be found below and at the team's website, tosatrojansbaseball.com/tryouts.
The third-grade tryouts will be at noon Saturday, July 25, and at noon Aug. 1 at Breitlow Field Upper. The fourth-grade tryouts are at 8 a.m. the same days.
The fifth-grade tryouts will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, and Saturday, Aug. 8, at Breitlow Upper.
The sixth-grade tryouts will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, and Saturday, Aug. 8, at Breitlow Upper.» Read Full Article
The 21st annual Tosa's Night Out celebration is right around the corner and is once again packed full of events for the entire family.
The Wauwatosa Police Department and Wauwatosa's Neighborhood Watch Committee will host the crime prevention event Aug. 4 at Hart Park, 7300 W. Chestnut St.
The mission of the Wauwatosa Neighborhood Watch Committee is to support a high quality of life for Wauwatosa citizens through an active watch program, crime prevention and awareness education and to support the Wauwatosa Police Department, according to the group's website.
Returning this year will be a children's area that includes games, inflatable rides, a coloring contest, Kid Care ID and more. Other scheduled highlights include live music; food and refreshments; safety displays; and health and wellness exhibits.
The event kicks off at 4 p.m. Aug. 4, and the popular 1.5 mile "Family Flashlight Walk" begins at 8 p.m. The walk will wind through Honey Creek Parkway, the lower Harwood area and the village of Wauwatosa.» Read Full Article
Glendale — After a week on the northwest side of Milwaukee, the much-talked-about 'Milwaukee lion' may have made an appearance in Glendale Sunday night.
The 'lion-like' creature described by more than a dozen eyewitnesses over the last week was most recently spotted on 30th Street and Fairmount Avenue on Saturday night. Milwaukee police officers have been searching the area around Lincoln Creek in search of the big cat.
The lion may be traveling northeast, if a call from Glendale police is accurate.
Glendale police received a report of a lion sighting at 11:26 p.m. Sunday in the 5700 block of Crestwood Boulevard, about a mile north of Lincoln Creek. The caller said he saw a tan muscular animal with a long tail walking in the area, and then it took off running north toward Marne Avenue.
Glendale police responded to the call, but officers were unable to locate the animal.