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Walker easily carries both Muskego and New Berlin

June 06, 2012 2:28 p.m. | Gov. Scott Walker took both Muskego and New Berlin on the way to his statewide win over Democratic challenger Tom Barrett in Tuesday's recall election.

With an 83.6 percent turnout in New Berlin, Walker polled 70 percent to Barrett's 29 percent. With the results still unofficial, the vote totals were 16,128 for Walker and 6,722 for Barrett. Independent candidate Hari Trivedi and write-ins got less than 1 percent.

In Muskego, where the turnout was 86 percent, Walker captured 73 percent to Barrett's 27 percent. The unofficial vote totals were 10,023 for Walker and 3,652 for Barrett.

New Berlin West girls basketball team improves to 2-1

June 06, 2012 2:28 p.m. | The New Berlin West girls basketball team whipped DeForest, 51-37, on Nov. 28 in the Brookfield Central Thanksgiving Tournament to end the week on a positive note.

They had opened the week at a good Waukesha West team on Nov. 24 and played well but lost a 58-49 decision.

Slow start

The Vikings got off to a slow start against the taller DeForest Lady Norskies, trailing, 20-13, with 4:27 left in the first half. But then West went on a 10-0 run and took a 23-20 lead into halftime.

Senior forward Liz Liska got the rally started by nailing a 3-pointer, senior guard Claire Radtke hit two free throws, Liska put in a rebound basket and Alyssa (Chubby) Nelson was fouled on a 3-point attempt and sank all three free throws.

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Pelikan named New Berlin West girls' Most Valuable Swimmer

11:39 p.m. | The New Berlin West girls swimming and diving team had a successful season, and several awards were handed out at the annual team banquet.

The Vikings' dual meet record was 4-1, and they were sixth place in conference and fifth place at sectionals. They also sent three individuals to state.

Paige Pelikan was the Most Valuable Swimmer.

"I can't express how proud I am of all of the progress she continues to make," Heft said. "She has worked hard all year. She has had specific goals in mind all season and put in the hard work and effort it took to surpass them. It is an understatement to state that she is motivation and inspiration to the rest of the team.

Pelikan earned lifetime personal-best records in both events she competed in at state. She was seeded eighth in the 200 freestyle and came in fifth in her heat and sixth place overall. She was second-team all-conference in the 200 free.

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Ice Force skaters split two games in Beloit Memorial Showcase

11:15 p.m. | The Ice Force Co-Op hockey team traveled to the Beloit Memorial Showcase over Thanksgiving weekend and split two close games.

They lost to Reedsburg/Wisconsin Dells, 3-2, in overtime in game one, but they came back to shut out Beloit Memorial, 1-0, in the second game.

Scoring for the Ice Force in the loss to Reedsburg/Wisconsin Dells were Waterford's senior captain Jake Schappel and New Berlin Eisenhower's senior Matt Berther. Oak Creek senior goalie Konner Ondreizek made 31 saves.

In the win over Beloit Memorial, the lone goal was scored by Eisenhower's Berther with an assist to Union Grove sophomore Alex Goder and Schappel. Waterford's senior goalie Owen Lemke recorded his and the team's first shutout of the season while making 25 saves.

The Ice Force record is 2-1.

Missing man returns home, New Berlin police say

Nov. 28, 2015 10:51 a.m. | A 69-year-old man who was reported missing Nov. 14 has come home, police say.

Carl Pfeifer returned home Saturday, according to a New Berlin Police Department news release. He was considered to be endangered because of ongoing medical conditions. Pfeifer left his residence on Nov. 14 and his destination was unknown.

No further details were released Saturday.

10-year-old girl dies after freeway crash in Dane County

Nov. 25, 2015 4:56 p.m. | A 10-year-old girl has died from injuries suffered in a traffic crash in Dane County involving three people from the Milwaukee area, the Wisconsin State Patrol reported Wednesday.

The girl was among four occupants of a 2000 Honda Civic that was struck by a pickup truck about 10 a.m., Monday on southbound I-39 at mile marker 128 near DeForest, according to a news release from the state patrol.

According to the release, the Honda, driven by a 16-year-old girl from South Milwaukee, was stopped on the median shoulder because of possible mechanical problems.

When the driver pulled back into traffic the car was struck by a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Ashley N. Imme, 22, of New Berlin, who was unable to avoid the Honda because of traffic blocking her view.

The Honda then entered the median ditch and rolled over before landing on its tires, while the truck ended up on the median shoulder.

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Some library services to be unavailable in Muskego, New Berlin

Nov. 24, 2015 5:41 p.m. | The online catalog will not be available and it will not be possible to renew library materials, pay fines or fees or place holds at the Muskego and New Berlin in early December while materials from Jefferson County libraries are added to Waukesha County's CAFÉ library automation system.

The catalog will be unavailable at the Muskego Public Library from Dec. 3-9, and at the New Berlin Public Library, Dec. 2-9.

The addition of the Jefferson County library materials will mean the CAFE shared catalog will offer 2.3 million items, making it the third largest shared catalog in Wisconsin.

However, even while Muskego and New Berlin libraries are down, patrons will still be able to visit the libraries, check out materials including e-materials, use the libraries' website and Internet access, attend programs and keep their position in holds queues.

Muskego-Norway board to discuss potential $55 million referendum

Nov. 24, 2015 1:30 p.m. | The Muskego-Norway School Board will hold a work session on options for a potential $55 million facilities referendum at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, at the Educational Services Center, S87 W18763 Woods Road.

The meeting will be on what officials are calling a base plan and on options for the ailing Muskego High School swimming pool and potential improvements to the school's outdoor athletic facilities.

All are under consideration for a facilities referendum.

New Berlin seniors set record in number of young-old wrapped in warmth

Nov. 24, 2015 9:00 a.m. | They are retired, but they are still making a difference in the world.

They are the knitters, crocheters and sewers of the New Berlin Senior Center outreach committee who this year made a record 318 hats, mittens, lap robes and other things that will keep all ages warm throughout the winter.

That bounty recently went to 11 agencies, including the Women's Crisis Center in Waukesha, the New Berlin Food Pantry and the Linden Grove Care Center, New Berlin. They will keep families in crisis warm, they will warm veterans and will give comfort to those in their last years. Already the thank-yous are pouring in.

Dozens of lap robes and carryall bags that can be slung over wheelchairs and walkers were presented to the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, where they were immediately put to use.

Messages of thanks

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New Berlin police ask public's help to find missing man, 69

Nov. 24, 2015 6:53 a.m. | The New Berlin Police Department is asking the public's help to find Carl Pfeifer, who is considered missing and endangered, due to ongoing medical conditions.

Pfeifer is 69 years old, approximately 5 feet, 5-inches tall, 175 pounds, with gray hair and gray eyes.

He left his home on Nov. 14 in a 2012 Hyundai Accent GLS four door, gray in color, bearing Wisconsin registration 524-VBR. He was last seen wearing an olive green winter jacket, blue jeans, black tennis shoes, and eyeglasses. His destination was unknown.

If anyone encounters Pfeifer or his vehicle they are asked to contact their local law enforcement agency. Anyone with information regarding Pfeifer's whereabouts is asked to contact the New Berlin Police Department at (262) 782-6640.

Archbishop coming to Muskego area to install priest Dec. 6

Nov. 23, 2015 2:25 p.m. | Archbishop Jerome Listecki will come to Big Bend to install the Rev. Kevin McManaman as priest of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Big Bend.

The installation will be t 10:30 a.m. Dec. 6. A social will follow.

McManaman has served as parish administrator since July 2014 after the retirement of the parish priest. The installation will give McManaman a six-year assignment to the parish.

McManaman is described as having passion for teaching, especially in the school. He can be found in the classrooms of St. Joseph School weekly teaching religion classes. He can also be found on the playground in a game of kickball, although his participation is on a brief hiatus while his elbow heals from a recent kick ball injury.

McManaman grew up in Cudahy and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he decided to become a priest.

Seven New Berlin skaters join Greendale Ice Force co-op boys hockey team

Nov. 23, 2015 12:07 p.m. | The New Berlin high schools have been added to the Greendale Ice Force co-op boys hockey team this season, so they now have 39 members from nine schools.

The Ice Force is made up of Franklin (seven), Oak Creek (seven), Greendale (five), New Berlin Eisenhower (five), Union Grove (five), Waterford (four), New Berlin West (two), Greenfield (two) and St. Francis (two).

The Ice Force are in the Classic 8 Conference with Arrowhead, University School, Kettle Moraine co-op, Waukesha co-op, Kenosha co-op, Greendale co-op, Marquette, and Brookfield/Catholic Memorial co-op.

Seniors Sam Zarr (forward) and Matt Berther (forward); junior Jack Semanski (forward/defense); sophomore Adam Doornbos (forward); and freshman Jason Cooke (goalkeeper) are from Eisenhower.

The New Berlin West members are junior Jake Lehman (forward) and sophomore Nate Mueller (defense).

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Muskego-Norway explores establishing alumni association

Nov. 23, 2015 11:52 a.m. | The Muskego-Norway School District is looking into establishing an alumni association much as private schools have whose members can be appealed to when exceptional capital spending needs come along.

"I graduated from Pius and most private high schools have alumni associations because they recognize the value of them," said Rick Petfalski, school board president.

A committee is being formed to explore the idea and a consultant that can provide a nationwide database could be hired, Petfalski said.

Experience, depth make New Berlin Eisenhower boys basketball team contenders

Nov. 23, 2015 11:17 a.m. | The New Berlin Eisenhower boys basketball team should once again be a contender in the Woodland Conference West Division.

The Lions were 13-10 overall last season, but they were 10-6, tied for third, in conference play.

Coach David Scheidegger will return 10 letter winners from last year's team.

Returning seniors are Stephen Kraninger (6-2, guard), Jordan Canady (6-2, guard), Jack Sirek (6-3, guard), Andrew Stachnik (6-1, guard), Tyler Komar (6-0, guard), Kyle Stubenrauch (6-1, forward), Tyler John (6-2, center) and Will Polczynski (6-6, center).

Also returning are junior Sullivan Kulju (6-6, forward) and sophomore Bryce Miller (6-2, guard).

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Coach Pat Detmer sees improvement for New Berlin co-op wrestling team

Nov. 23, 2015 11:15 a.m. | New Berlin West/Eisenhower wrestling coach Pat Detmer will have a dozen returning letter winners and some promising new faces to work with this season.

Detmer talked about the experienced gained last year.

"I am really excited to coach this group of kids," he said. "I look forward to seeing what our guys can do this year. Last year, we had a young team that had to plug in several freshmen and sophomores into the varsity lineup. These guys experienced some growing pains, but are better for it now."

Here is a breakdown on the returning letter winners.

Junior Joe Scaffidi (Ike, 160 pounds), a 2-year letter winner and one of two sectional qualifiers back, is coming off an excellent football season.

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New Berlin West boys basketball team will have their hands full in rugged West Division

Nov. 23, 2015 10:55 a.m. | Second-year coach Brandon Mattox will be starting from the beginning this season with the New Berlin boys basketball team.

Mattox, who took over for first-year coach Chris Foley last winter, had a team with a 3-20 overall record, 2-14 in the Woodland West Division. Mattox finished 1-4 in the last five games.

The Vikings don't have any all-conference award-winning players, but they do have some talent returning.

A 5-foot-11-inch junior guard, Zach White, saw plenty of action and had a good summer.

"He is just getting healthy at the right time for us, Mattox said. "He'll be looked at to do a lot for our team this year. Great kid, coachable."

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