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Got milk? Elmbrook School District says its supply is stable despite Golden Guernsey closing

Jan. 07, 2013 11:55 a.m. | Grocery stores aren't the only ones searching for milk after the sudden Golden Guernsey plant closing.

Elmbrook School District is working to secure a temporary milk supplier for its schools after the Waukesha plant closed unexpectedly Saturday.

Cheryl Piel, head of food service for the school district, said Elmbrook schools have enough milk to last through tomorrow, with plans for a temporary supplier already in the works.

"We are fine for now," Piel said. "We had our milk distributed today and our distribution company is looking to secure a contract with a different dairy company, and it looks like it's close to being finalized."

The Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture requires eight ounces of milk be offered daily with school breakfast and lunch.

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Brookfield Academy: Dec. 3, 2015

12:27 p.m. |

Girls Basketball

The Blue Knights (2-1) traveled to St. Francis on Nov. 24 for their first conference matchup, winning an 89-29 decision. Theresa Wichserand Anika Washburnled the team in scoring with 18 and 16 points, respectively, followed by Jennie Novak with 15. Washburn also achieved a double-double in points and steals.

Everyone on the team contributed to the offense, and the team boxed out and moved the ball well. BA looks to continue its winning record. Having hosted HOPE Christian on Dec. 1, they travel to Milwaukee Vincent on Thursday, Dec. 3.

— Erika Schlagenhauf,

Student Reporter

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Updated rankings of area prep boys and girls basketball teams and players

Swanson Elementary Cub Scouts to collect donations for seventh annual Ben Levie Toy Drive

10:11 a.m. | Swanson Elementary's Cub Scout Pack 23 will once again be collecting donations for the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin during its seventh annual Ben Levie Toy Drive.

The annual toy drive commemorates Ben Levie, a Swanson student and a Pack 23 scout who died in 2009 after battling a long illness.

Donations of new toys, gently used books, gift cards, card games and markers can be dropped off in the Swanson lobby, 305 N. Calhoun Road. Donations can also be given at Crossover Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy, 11931 W. Bluemound Road, and First Weber Realtors, 17345 W. Bluemound Road.

Donated toy items must be new, unwrapped and latex-free.

For more information, contact Jeff DePons at jdepons@yahoo.com or Maurice Levie at maurice.levie@gmail.com.


Nov. 25, 2015 12:23 p.m. |

Treis wins USTA/ITA Midwest Region Championship

Michael Treis, a Brookfield Central graduate and senior on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men's tennis team, won the doubles championship at the United States Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Region Championships at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.

Treis and Jake Humphreys (Kenosha, Wis.Tremper) and Michael Treis (Brookfield, Wis./Central), who entered the weekend as the top seed in the draw, won their semifinal match and claimed the title on a third-set super tiebreaker. By winning the championship, Humphreys and Treis earn All-America accolades and will compete in the USTA/ITA Small College National Championships on Oct. 15-18 in Sumter, S.C.

Treis is majoring in communication.

Klingaman to compete for UW-Whitewater

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Glacier girls hockey to return eight players

Nov. 25, 2015 12:22 p.m. | The Brookfield Glacier girls hockey team will open the season on Friday-Saturday, Nov. 27-28, playing Arrowhead in a two-day tournament at the Mullet Center.

Coach Chris Frantz will have eight returning players and seven newcomers.

"I am really looking forward to this season," he said. "Last year we did not have the numbers (amount of the girls) for a full team and this year we do. I am really excited for this year I also know the team is also really excited.

"I know we will be competitive this year. The girls have a great attitude for the season. I think everyone will see a different Glacier Team this year."

Returning will be three Brookfield Central players — Victoriya Tarakanova, Téalin Robinson and Emma Cairns — two Mukwonago players Alyssa Ragon and Lauren Ragon.

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SCORECARD: Elmbrook Swim Club

Nov. 25, 2015 12:22 p.m. |


Patriots Welcome to Winter Invite

Pleasant Prairie Rec Plex, Nov. 13-15

Highlights — The Senior 1-2 groups competed at a very high level against some good competition as 28 athletes took part. Over 50 lifetime bests were posted. Congratulations to Emma Schaetz who achieved her 200 Butterfly NCSA Junior National standard on Sunday. The Senior 3 group had 27 swimmers they finished the meet with 79 new best times. The following results reflect the top 3 finishes.

Men's Open: Ben Attenberger (age 16) — first in 200 breast-stroke, second in 100 breast and 400 Individual medley (IM); Connor Rumpit (age 17) — first in 200 butterfly, second in 1000 freestyle.

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Brookfield/Catholic Memorial boys hockey team co-op begins fourth season

Nov. 25, 2015 12:21 p.m. | The Brookfield Central/Brookfield East/Catholic Memorial boys hockey co-op will be beginning it's fourth season with plenty of experience returning.

The Stars lost leading scorer of past two years Riley Keays, a first-team All-Conference choice and MVP to graduation.

The Stars will be returning 17 letter winners from their 12-12-2 team, which was fifth place (3-3) in the Classic 8 Conference.

"We play in a tough conference and we know each game will be very competitive," assistant coach Matt Shapiro said. "Our success will be directly related to our ability to adapt to a 'team-first' mentality. If we can accomplish that and really focus on improving each day, I believe we'll have more opportunities to win games this year."

Five Brookfield Central skaters are seniors Steven Klein and Marcus Oleson, juniors Joey Schindler and Adam Weiner and sophomore Blake Fehermann.

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Brookfield East has surprising gridiron season

Nov. 25, 2015 12:20 p.m. | Brookfield East was not among the preseason favorites in the Greater Metro Conference race this year. So when all was said and done, coach Tom Swittel's Spartans surprised everyone but themselves when the dust had settled.

East finished with an overall record of 10-2, advancing to the Level 3 WIAA Playoffs before losing to eventual state champion Homestead. The was only the second time in school history East made it that far.

The Spartans were 6-1 in the GMC, finishing second to Brookfield Central, who handed them their only loss, 21-14. East got revenge over Central with a 34-31 overtime win in the Level 2 playoffs. They also defeated Whitefish Bay in Level 1, giving them two wins over conference champions.

"If you sit back and evaluate a season, one way to look at it was if we played up to our potential we would be successful," coach Tom Swittel said. "We got everything we could out of our kids. We kept getting better as the season went on and we were playing our best at the end of the season, not at the beginning. They gave everything they had. At the end, they left everything on the field. It was a very good season."

The Spartans had All-Greater Metro Conference choices, including major award winners.

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Brookfield panel recommends approval of public assistance for Milwaukee Tool expansion

Nov. 24, 2015 6:54 p.m. | CITY OF BROOKFIELD — The city of Brookfield took its first step toward providing $6 million in financial aid to Milwaukee Tool after the company announced plans for a $33 million expansion of its corporate headquarters last week.

The city has proposed a tax incremental financing (TIF) district that would cover approximately 30 acres of land including and around Milwaukee Tool's current campus at 13135 W. Lisbon Road.

In total, the TIF district's project costs would be $8.4 million including the cost of financing. Brookfield would recoup its costs through increased tax base over a 15-year term.

The city's community development authority was briefed on details regarding the TIF Tuesday evening by both representatives of Milwaukee Tool and Greun Greun + Associates, the city's consultant for the matter.

The panel recommended approval of the TIF by a 5-0 vote. Committee members J. Nathan Cunniff and David J. Raysich were absent and excused.

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Brookfield Central's Kennedy proud of football team's effort in winning conference title

Nov. 24, 2015 6:23 p.m. | Despite going undefeated (7-0) and winning the Greater Metro Conference Championship in only his second season, Brookfield Central coach Jed Kennedy had plenty of memories about the current season that had more to do that what happened on the field.

And plenty happened on the field, as the title was Central's fifth win or share since 2002. But more importantly, it was the Lancers third undisputed championship (2006, 2002).

Central finished 9-2 overall, losing it's first game to Whitefish Bay and it's last to Brookfield East in a Level 2 playoff thriller, but Kennedy focused on the kids, especially the seniors he is losing.

"I told the kids I've been doing this enough years to compare things to," Kennedy said. "I had a fun time with this group of kids. They were great kids. We started out slower than we wanted to, not winning in week one, but they believed what we were doing as coaches, the program and they continued to work hard. I believe at the end of the year we were as good as anyone in the state in our division. We just ran into a good team in round two."

Central will lose 25 seniors to graduation — Michael Cobb, Michael Dragotta, Joe DuBois, Michael Hauser, Brandon Hughes, Alex Johnson, Nathan Kendall, Joey Koppelman, Dominic Labellarte, Evan Liebetrau, MJ Lucas, Mitch Meves, John Murphy, Tom Mussa, Buc Nellen, Kuma Okoro, Nick Reiels, Luke Reutuman, Henry Ritchie, John Schneider, Dillion Sehmer, Thomas Smith, Malik Turner, John Wallner and Dan Williams.

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Fairview South's annual Silent Auction and Craft Fair to raise funds for school iPads

Nov. 24, 2015 3:22 p.m. | Proceeds from this year's Silent Auction and Craft Fair at Fairview South will be used to purchase iPads for the school.

Fairview South School serves the needs of students with mild to severe cognitive disabilities from 12 school districts within southeast Wisconsin.

Handcrafted items made by students for the upcoming holiday season are sold at the annual fundraiser. Each class earns money from their sales to support classroom activities. Previous Fairview South auctions have been used to purchase an outdoor recreation area, adaptive equipment and a wheelchair-accessible van.

Parent group Friends of Fairview South, which coordinates the auction, hopes to raise $15,000 to purchase new iPads, which can be installed with applications designed for students with special needs.

The school has already received donations from the community for this year's silent auction, but more items are always appreciated, said Sarah Knowles, vice president of the parent group.

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City of Brookfield to discuss potential financial aid for Milwaukee Tool expansion

Nov. 24, 2015 2:17 p.m. | CITY OF BROOKFIELD — The city of Brookfield community development authority will meet this afternoon to discuss a proposal for the city to provide $6 million in financial assistance via a tax incremental financing (TIF) district for Milwaukee Tool.

Milwaukee Tool announced plans last week for a $33 million expansion of its headquarters in Brookfield. The plans would include the creation of 500 full-time jobs in a number of fields including many in engineering and marketing.

The TIF district, if approved, would be the sixth in the city's history. Brookfield has recently created TIF districts on Gumina Road to assist with the Gumina Commerce Center and on property between W. Bluemound Road and I-94 for The Corridor.

The community development authority will meet at 4:15 p.m. this afternoon in the council chambers at city hall, 2000 N. Calhoun Road.

Sport Shorts: Nov. 26, 2015

Nov. 24, 2015 2:15 p.m. |


The Brookfield Glacier girls hockey team will open the season on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and 28, against Arrowhead in a two-day tournament at the Mullet Center.

Coach Chris Frantz will have eight returning players and seven newcomers.

"I am really looking forward to this season," he said. "Last year we did not have the numbers (amount of the girls) for a full team, and this year we do. I am really excited for this year. I also know the team is also really excited.

"I know we will be competitive this year. The girls have a great attitude for the season. I think everyone will see a different Glacier Team this year."

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Oak Creek girls basketball team pulls away from Brookfield Central in second half

Nov. 24, 2015 1:53 p.m. | Both Oak Creek and Brookfield Central played their first girls basketball game of the season Nov. 20 at Central, but the Knights pulled away in the second half for a 59-46 victory.

There were some good things and bad things for both teams, according to the coaches.

The Knights are coming off a 14-0 Southeast Conference Championship, having lost to Divine Savior Holy Angels in the sectional finals to finish 21-5.

Central second-year coach Mallory Liebl has a philosophy regarding scheduling top nonconference foes.

"We obviously have to get better, but it was a good test for us," she said. "We schedule tough opponents because we want to get better, and that's what we were thinking when we scheduled Oak Creek. We want to play the best. We want to be the best that we can be, but we need to play the best teams to get there."

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Sports Notes: Nov. 26, 2015

Nov. 24, 2015 1:38 p.m. |

Klingaman to compete for UW-Whitewater

Leah Klingaman, a graduate of Brookfield Central, will compete for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women's swimming and diving program in 2015-16.

Klingaman, a sophomore at UW-Whitewater, is majoring in biology.

The 2014-15 Warhawks placed second in at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships, the program's highest-ever finish at the meet, and racked up 10 individual and relay titles.

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