The two-alarm fire in Brookfield was at the Wallenta Grinding Co., 3150 N. 126th St., WTMJ Radio has reported. The fire was under control by midmorning, the station reports.
Firefighters from more than 10 departments were on the scene on Saturday morning.
The blaze was reported around 8:26 a.m., and there were believed to be no injuries.
Valentine's Day wasn't so sweet for one chocolate shop.
Maroon Bells of Colorado closed its shop at Brookfield Square shopping center Thursday after a little more than two years in business. It ended its run in Brookfield by selling boxes of assorted chocolates at deep discounts on a day when chocolates were in high demand.
"Maroon Bells closed today and Foot Locker also closed this week," said Scott Oleson, general manager of Brookfield Square. "We're kind of making room for a larger tenant in that end of the mall, but it's not a signed deal yet."
Oleson said the mall also has deals pending for retailers to move into spaces formerly occupied by Baker's Shoes and an American Greetings card and gift store near center court of the shopping center.
Early in the year normally is a time of transition at the mall, he said.» Read Full Article
This wasn't the same atmosphere as last year, when the Hamilton girls basketball team won a conference title for the first time. This season, after the Chargers sealed at least a share of the Greater Metro crown with a 45-32 win over Brookfield Central on Feb. 12, there was no wild celebration, net cutting or fans lingering for 45 minutes thereafter.
This time, the work isn't even finished.
The Chargers weren't ever really threatened against the Lancers in a complete performance that moved Hamilton to 20-1 overall and 13-0 in the GMC. The Chargers now turn their sights to an outright crown, with a battle against Divine Savior Holy Angels, a team one game back in the loss column, awaiting Feb. 21.
"We were prepared for Brook Central," said Hamilton guard Hannah Menzia, who led the Chargers with 13 points."We knew who their shooters were, and we got out on them. We know they drive baseline, so we worked on that. We got the scouting report done and worked really hard in practice."
Menzia and her teammates had their own baseline jumpers working well, with Central focusing its defensive attention on stopping Chargers post Mackenzie Latt. Freshman Taylor Klug added a pair of 3-pointers in the first quarter to help her team grab a 16-10 lead after the first quarter, and the edge swelled to 24-14 by halftime even though Latt missed most of the quarter with a bloody nose.» Read Full Article
After several years of study, the City of Milwaukee and Waukesha County are close to agreement on a plan to jointly operate a recycling program.
Mayor Tom Barrett, who worked with Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas on the proposal, called it a perfect example of a blue city (Democratic) working with a red county (Republican).
"We have worked together and we are pleased with this," Barrett said Tuesday.
On Wednesday, the Common Council's Public Works Committee will consider a resolution that would set in motion a plan to enter into a contract for the processing of recyclables under a single-stream system. In a single-stream system, residents put their recyclables into one container; the materials are separated at a facility.
Waukesha County approved the collaboration last November.» Read Full Article
A fire Tuesday damaged a single-family home in the 500 block of S. Elm Grove Road, city of Brookfield firefighters said.
The fire was reported at 12:39 p.m. Heavy smoke and flames were reported coming from the back of the home, the fire department said. No one was reported in the home.
Emergency units from Elm Grove and New Berlin were called in to assist.