News & Notes: March 10

The Eisnhower Cheer & Stunt Team won the state championship in its division at the Wisconsin Association of Cheer/Pom Coaches State Cheer Championships.

The Eisnhower Cheer & Stunt Team won the state championship in its division at the Wisconsin Association of Cheer/Pom Coaches State Cheer Championships.

March 10, 2014

Soap Box Derby

to offer scholarships

New Berlin — The New Berlin Soap Box Derby Commission announced that scholarships would again be available this year.

Those who have raced at least three times in the annual New Berlin Soap Box Derby and who are enrolled, or are planning to enroll, full-time undergraduate studies at an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school are eligible to apply by April 1.

More information is available online at

Applicants can complete and submit the form directly through the NBSBD website.

Muskego class competes

for best commercial

Muskego — Muskego High School's Sports and Entertainment Marketing class created and entered six commercials in the Milwaukee Brewers challenge to the public to create a commercial.

The class took a week, working in groups, to come up with entries.

Each group submitted its commercial idea to the Brewers.

The ideas ranged from racing sausages to Brewers legends recaps.

The commercials didn't make it to the final four that can be seen and voted on at

Cheer, stunt team

state champions

New Berlin — The Eisenhower Varsity Cheer & Stunt Team took the state championship in its division for the second year in a row at the Wisconsin Association of Cheer/Pom Coaches State Cheer Championships.

The competition was held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison on Feb. 22. This is Eisenhower's 11th state championship title in 22 years.

Members of the team are captains Courtney Brucker and Sarah Hall; co-captains Taylor Belongia and Gina Gatto; and members Alexa Batson, Sydney Buck, Sara Farrell, Josie Hammes, Kayle Kaltenbach, Brianna Kesler, Nicole Lunde, Kaitlin Slonac, Gabbi Torres, Lauren Tostrud and Talia Tranchita.

The head coach is Susan Belongia and varsity coach is Kristin Kohls.

Candidate forum set

for School Board

New Berlin — The Rotary Club of New Berlin will host a forum for the local School Board candidates from 1 to 2 p.m. March 22 at New Berlin West High School, 17401 W. Cleveland Ave.

Scheduled to appear are incumbents Dave Maxey and Art Marquardt and challenger Amy Crosby. Residents will be welcome to pose questions.

The forum will be in the school's library. Parking will be available along the west side of the building.

Dodgeball tourney

held for playground

Muskego — Lake Denoon Middle School, S10586 Crowbar Road, held a dodgeball tournament March 7 to raise money for playground equipment.

There were 48 teams with more than 350 children involved.

Playing on the winning eighth grade team were Nadia Shimon, Alyssa Underly, Maddie Harrison, Sarah Mohler, Julia Sarnowski, Clare Terp, Olivia Krumrai and Jenna Eschner,

Banquet to celebrate

Special Olympics athletes

New Berlin — The Fifth New Berlin Special Olympics Sports Banquet for athletes and their families will be held at noon March 30 at Hoeppner Horn Brothers VFW 5716, at 17980 W. Beloit Road.

The pasta buffet will be served.

The banquet will recognize and celebrate the more than 90 athletes and coaches who participate in Special Olympic sports. The guest speaker will be the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club's Bernie Brewer.

Muskego graduate

running for state office

Muskego — Amy Schwabenlender, who graduated from Muskego High School in 1987, is now running for the Arizona House of Representatives.

She was back in town March 9 for a campaign event at Alpine Lanes, W18700 Apollo Drive, Muskego.

Since leaving Muskego, Schwabenlender has pursued a career in sales and marketing and she leads a housing initiative that has housed nearly 500 homeless people in three years.

Langer endorses

Whittow for supervisor

Muskego — Banjamin Langer, candidate for Waukesha County supervisor in District 24 in the Feb. 18 primary, didn't garner enough votes to go on to the April 1 general election, so he has thrown his support behind candidate Steve Whittow.

"Steve's a leader who will find solutions to problems and will work with his constituents," Langer said in a news release announcing his endorsement.

Whittow captured 57 percent of the vote in a four person race.

Local coach presenter

at national conference

Muskego — Muskego High School strength and conditioning coach Mike Nitka will be a presenter in July at the 2014 National Strength & Conditioning Association in Las Vegas.

Nitka's presentation will be on "Teaching Strength, Power and Speed Progressions in a High School Physical Education Class." The conference will be July 12 to 14 at the Paris Hotel and Casino.

The association describes Nitka as "an inspirational coach whose truest leadership accomplishments are rooted in teaching physical education and health for the past 35 years at MHS." The association also calls him one of the most accomplished high school strength coaches in the country, having been awarded several of the association's highest credentials of distinction.

Donations top $30,000

for New Berlin schools

New Berlin — The New Berlin School District recently accepted donations totaling more than $30,000 from January and part of December.

The New Berlin West Boys Basketball Boosters gave $6,674 for coaches salaries; the New Berlin West Girls Basketball Boosters gave $1,200 for T-shirts for coaches and athletes and $5,892 for additional coaches.

The Orchard Lane Elementary School Parent Faculty Council gave $6,200 for the school literacy program.

The Elmwood Home & School Association gave $3,500 in co-curricular funding.

The Poplar Creek PTO gave $81 for an accompanist for the choir (bringing the total donated for that purpose to $8,075).

PPG Industries gave $3,000 for books for classrooms, and field trips and other classroom needs at Poplar Creek, and $1,000 for the literacy program at Elmdale Elementary School.

The Eisenhower Cheer Boosters gave $3,100 for the salary for a third cheer coach.

Ann Olstinski gave $100 toward a trombone and case at Orchard Lane.

Young artists' work

at Milwaukee Art Museum

New Berlin — A number of young New Berlin artists have work in the Milwaukee Art Museum's annual exhibition featuring Wisconsin students grades seven through 12.

More than 2,300 individual artworks from 112 schools across the state were entered in the awards program. Work by Gold and Silver Key winning artists will be on display in Schroeder Galleria and Pieper Gallery through March.

From Eisenhower Middle/High School, the winners are Katherine Carnahan, Rachel Dejno, Rachel Doerner, Vivian Jiang, Hannah Kinzer, Josi Kitzrow, Kayla Klugiewicz, Connor Main, Annie Olson, Isabelle Seifert, Samuel Stoiber and Sunshine Xiong.

From New Berlin West Middle/High School the winners are Margaret Cullinan, Jamey Devine, Sydney Kelly, April Kronshage, Kayla Kugel, Katy Marciniak, Madalyn Mccabe, Sophia Mcquitty, Colleen Muffler, Julia Robey, Madilda Troedon, Madaline Vang, Catherine Vink and Caitlyn Woldanski.

Those with Gold Keys will go on to the National Scholastic Art Awards Competition.

Souper Bowl

winner for pantry

Muskego — Atonement Lutheran Church, W16244 Martin Drive, raised more than $600 and nearly 200 food items for the Muskego food pantry in its Souper Bowl of Caring recently.

Muskego conservation

starts Facebook page

Muskego — People will be able to keep up on conservation events and projects and see wildlife photos on the new Muskego conservation Facebook page.

Tom Zagar, Muskego conservation coordinator, said the Facebook site will let people know of things such as migratory bird day and volunteer events. The page can be called up on Facebook or by using Google to search for Muskego conservation Facebook.


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