Brookfield Central ready for challenge at Brandon Jennings Invitational

Jan. 11, 2013 9:28 a.m. | Brookfield Central coach Mark Adams wouldn’t accept this challenge with any team.

The Lancers, who are ranked fifth in the area by the Journal Sentinel, play Chester (Pa.) at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Brandon Jennings Invitational at Central. Chester, which counts among its alumni Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan and NBA point guard Jameer Nelson, is ranked No. 22 in the nation by USA Today.

“In other years if I didn’t see the potential we had as a team with some of the players we have, I maybe would have thought it’s too much,” Adams said, “but I thought this would be a great challenge for our kids. They’re pretty excited about it.”

The invitational features five games beginning at 11 a.m. Lone Peak (Utah), which plays High Point (N.C.) Wesleyan Christian at 6 the final game of the day, is ranked fifth in the nation by USA Today. Denver East, which plays Minnetonka (Minn.) at 2:30, was included in the “best of the rest” portion of the ranking.

Brandon Jennings Invitational
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Calhoun Road closes for railroad track repair

Jan. 08, 2013 7:58 p.m. | Motorists should prepare to take alternate routes Wednesday morning as Canadian Pacific performs repair work on a railroad track in Brookfield.

The city said on its website that Canadian Pacific is scheduled to repair a defect in the north crossing on Calhoun Road on Jan. 9. Calhoun Road will be closed to all traffic at the crossing from 9 a.m. to noon.

The city said the railroad company was asked to place advance notice signs several days prior to alert the public.

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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Primary election letters due by 5 p.m. Feb. 1

Jan. 07, 2013 9:39 a.m. | All letters related to the spring primary must be received at the NOW Newspapers office by 5 p.m. Feb. 1 to be conisdered for publication in our print editions. All letters for the general election must be received by 5 p.m. March 15.

You can e-mail letters to, fax them to (262) 446-6646 or mail them to:

NOW Newspapers
1741 Dolphin Drive Suite A
Waukesha, WI 53186

Letters must include the writer's first and last names and community of residence. This information will be published.

Letter writers also must provide their phone number, so we can call to verify that the sender truly is who they say they are.

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Spring Bank moving to larger Brookfield location

Jan. 07, 2013 9:30 a.m. | Spring Bank has signed a lease for a larger location in Brookfield.

Spring Bank plans to move by March 31 to 16620 W. Blue Mound Road, where it will lease 7,500 square feet from Cornicione Development LLC, the bank announced Monday. Brokers Tim Janusz, and Scott Satula, of NAI MLG Commercial, represented Spring Bank.

Spring Bank now operates in 4,500 square feet at 16655 W. Wisconsin Ave., Brookfield. 

“Our move to larger, more conveniently located space and our successful 2012 capital campaign that increased our capital by nearly 30 percent solidly positions us to meet the business and personal banking needs of our current and future customers," said David Schuelke, bank president and CEO, in a statement.

Fava Tea opening Brookfield location

Jan. 07, 2013 9:20 a.m. | Appleton-based Fava Tea Co. will open a Brookfield store, the company announced Monday.

It will be at The Plaza shopping center, at the southeast corner of W. Bluemound and N. Calhoun Roads,  formerly known as V. Richards Plaza. An exact date hasn't yet been set, but a mid-February opening is planned.

It will be the first Fava Tea opening as a franchise, under Fava World Franchising LLC; and one of many additional franchises planned for 2013, according to a company statement.

Fava also has stores in Appleton and Greenfield, at 5012 S. 74th St., in Greenfield Shopping Center.

Brookfield to rezone site for commercial development

Jan. 07, 2013 7:00 a.m. | Brookfield officials are seeking to rezone a city-owned parcel to allow for commercial development.

The property is at 1000 S. Moorland Road, where the former Fire Station No. 3 sits, according to a article by reporter Shakara Robinson.

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