Cedarburg tops Lancers, 3-1, moves to state finals

June 14, 2013 9:04 p.m. | No. 1 ranked Cedarburg beat Brookfield Central, 3-1, scoring twice in the second half to put the game away.

Nikki Albrecht scored 17 minutes into the game off a pass from Kaitlin Kuznacic to take a 1-0 lead into intermission.

Then six minutes into the second half, Tylor Skorik scored in front of an empty net when Rachel Oleson came out to make a play, taking a pass from Josee Stiever.

Then at 52:30, Stiever drilled a beautiful unassisted go from about 15 yards out.

Emma Brauer scored Central's goal to prevent the shutout at the 69:15 mark, drilling a shot in from about 15 yards away in the middle in front of the goal.

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'Starry Nights' at the Wilson Center starts June 21

June 13, 2013 3:19 p.m. | The Sharon Lynn Wilson Center is inviting families to pack blankets and picnic baskets for its annual Starry Nights outdoor concert series. All live shows are free and will take place at Mitchell Park, 19900 River Road, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase for those who aren't able to pack a picnic basket.

· VIVO with Warren Wiegratz, June 21

Wiegratz returns with the international flair of his group VIVO — a jazz, pop, bossa and samba music ensemble.

· Starry Nights Orchestra with Florentine Opera, June 28

The Wilson Center's Starry Nights Orchestra returns with a patriotic Americana program under the stars.

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Turelli's goal gives Lancers 1-0 win over Neenah in state quarter-finals

June 13, 2013 2:40 p.m. |  Brookfield Central's Bella Turelli shook off a shoulder injury and kicked in the winning goal in a 1-0 quarter-final win over Neenah Thursday afternoon, moving the Lancers on to the semi-finals at 6 p.m. Friday against the winner of the Cedarburg/Eau Claire Memorial match.

Cedarburg, the top team in the state, was winning 1-0 early in the game.

The game was scoreless until nine minutes where left to play. Central's Morgan Kenney hit a shot to the right of the goal which was deflected. Lulu Zuba then got the ball and flipped it to Turelli, who put in a shot from about eight feet in front of the goal.

"I just did a little turn move and put it in," Turelli said, not knowing where the ball came from. "I think the goalkeeper (Brooke Hiltunen) lost track of the ball after it was deflected."

The fact that Turelli played let alone scored the only goal was surprising.

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Tree crashes through Brookfield church roof during evening service

June 13, 2013 11:49 a.m. | Members of Victory International Fellowship are in cleanup mode after a large tree fell through the church's roof at the height of Wednesday's severe storms.

Lead pastor Rory Grooters said about 130 men, women and children were inside the church, near Calhoun and Burleigh roads, at 7 p.m., when the tree fell.

"What I thought was loud thunder was actually the tree falling through the roof," Grooters said.

Adults were in the sanctuary, teens were in the gym and young kids were in the children's wing, away from where the tree had fallen.

Members immediately went into disaster mode and safely evacuated everyone from the building using the church's policies and procedures.

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Michigan pastor indicted for defrauding Brookfield bank

June 12, 2013 4:30 p.m. | A man who led a church in Grand Rapids, Mich., was indicted Tuesday in Milwaukee on counts that he defrauded a bank in Wisconsin on a $1.5 million loan.

Timothy Woodson, who served as pastor of Well Rehoboth Church in Grand Rapids from 2004 to at least 2009, is charged with mail fraud and using the U.S. Postal Service for the fraud.

Woodson received a $1.5 million loan from Ridgestone Bank in Brookfield in 2007 -- $800,000 to buy property for the church and nearly $250,000 to pay off an existing loan on the church property. The rest was used to pay for improvements and other costs, according to the indictment.

After spending the money, Woodson tried to get another loan from a different bank, Chemical Bank in Midland, Mich. Chemical Bank officials told Woodson they would not extend a loan unless the church property was free of any liens. At that time, Ridgestone had a lien on the church property and refused to release it, the indictment said.

In June 2008, Woodson created and filed a false discharge of the mortgage lien on the church property held by Ridgestone with the Kent County Register of Deeds in Michigan, the indictment says. Woodson created a mailbox he opened at a UPS store in Brookfield. The Register of Deeds recorded the false document and mailed it to the UPS store mailbox.

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Man robbed during stay at Brookfield hotel

June 11, 2013 9:29 p.m. | A recent stay at the Courtyard Mariott in Brookfield was less than pleasant for one man after he was robbed overnight.

According to the city of Brookfield police report:

A man heard a knock at his door at 1:17 a.m. June 6.

When he opened the door, two men pushed their way in, taking an iPhone, cash and other items.

No weapons were displayed, and the men left the hotel through a rear door.

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Graduation in the suburbs photo gallery now online

June 10, 2013 10:32 a.m. | It's not all pomp and circumstance, but that might be how it felt for suburban high school graduates this weekend.

Students from Nicolet, Germantown, New Berlin and more crossed across stages around the suburban Milwaukee area signifying their high school success. You can view photos of those proud graduates in our photo gallery.

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