Falls' kickers maintain composure, beat BC for first time, 2-1

Aug. 30, 2011 9:44 p.m. | There's a first time for everything, but if the Menomonee Falls boys soccer team was going to beat Brookfield Central for the first time ever Tuesday night, it had to maintain an even strain.

So that's why with the score tied 1-1 and his team denied an easy goal on a questionable offsides call midway through the second half, Falls coach Scott Stein knew that his side needed to maintain its composure on the road against state power Brookfield Central.

"We're going to be playing high-level teams all season long so we can't hang our heads everytime something doesn't go our way," he said.

And the Indians didn't, putting more pressure on the Lancers on a drizzly, cool night as senior Skyler Hying deftly dribbled a ball off his right foot and passed it over his shoulder to a diving Connor Young, who headed the ball into the net at point-blank range in the 71st minute.

Falls then fended off a fierce Central counter-attack and came away with its precious piece of history by a 2-1 count.

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Gas station clerk keeps eye on suspected drunken driver

Aug. 29, 2011 4:58 p.m. | A Milwaukee man was arrested for a fourth offense of drunken driving after he told a gas station clerk he was "wasted," Brookfield police said.

According to the City of Brookfield police report:

The 52-year-old man uttered that "he was wasted" to a clerk at the gas station at 124th Street and Burleigh Road at 11 a.m. Aug. 27.

The clerk jumped in her car and followed the man to Sluggo's Sports Bar, 12760 W. Burleigh Road, and reported to police that he was stumbling in the parking lot.

Responding officers found the man inside the bar and performed sobriety tests before he could order a drink.

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Machine fire causes damage at Guhring Inc.

Aug. 29, 2011 4:40 p.m. | Guhring Inc., 1505 Commerce Ave., suffered $225,000 in damages after a machine caught fire Aug. 24.

According to a City of Brookfield Fire Department news release:

Oil inside a planking machine heated up and caught fire just before 8 p.m.

Responding firefighters pushed through thick smoke to extinguish the fire by 8:30 p.m.

A fire extinguishing system within the machine failed to contain the fire.

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Bulldogs stay unbeaten, beat East Troy, 5-2

Aug. 28, 2011 10:37 p.m. | The Brookfield Bulldogs beat East Troy, 5-2, Sunday at McCoy Field and remained the only unbeaten team in the double elimination Land O' Lakes Grand Championship Series.

Cedarburg (1-1) lost to West Allis (1-1) Sunday and then won a coin flip to host the Bulldogs next Saturday at 1:30 p.m. West Allis gets a bye and will face Brookfield/Cedarburg on Sunday.

A Bulldog win, would eliminate Cedarburg, and they would host West Allis on Sunday at McCoy. If Cedarburg wins, all teams would have one loss. Cedarburg and Brookfield would then flip a coin, with the winner having the choice of playing West Allis Sunday or Monday.

On Sunday, the Bulldogs trailed 1-0 when they scored three runs in the bottom of the second inning to take the lead for good.

Jeff Lueck singled, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on Mike Mierow's single to center, Mierow taking second on the throw home. Brandon Reddinger then doubled to left, scoring Mierow and moved to third on Mike Jacobs ground out. Andy Monigal then singled in Reddinger for the 3-1 lead.

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Bulldogs crush West Allis in LOL Grand Championship playoffs

Aug. 27, 2011 4:36 p.m. | The Brookfield Bulldogs used four home runs - two each from Scott Booth and Jeff Lueck - to crush the West Allis Nighthawks, 16-0, Saturday afternoon at McCoy Field.

Leading, 2-0, through three innings, Brookfield exploded for nine runs in the fourth inning, as Lueck led the inning off with a solo homer and then eight hitters later slammed a 3-run homer.

Scott Booth homered in the third, had an RBI-single in the fifth and then slammed a lead-off homer in the seventh to spark a 16-hit attack.

Jason Rutz singled, doubled and tripled, walked and scored twice, Kris Franzen had two singles and two RBIS, Earnest Castro singled, had a SF and walked three times, Mike Jacobs singled twice, scored three times and drove in a run and Andy Monigal singled twice, scored twice and drove in a run.

Josh Eidt pitched a complete game victory, striking out seven, allowing three hits, walked two and hit a batter.

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Spartans blank Milwaukee South, go 2-0

Aug. 27, 2011 8:58 a.m. | The young Brookfield East Spartans improved to 2-0 through their non-conference schedule, but will now turn it up a notch next weekend when they open the Greater Metro Conference portion of their schedule.

East crushed Milwaukee South, 42-0, Friday night at home and combined with a 55-0 win over Grafton, outscored their non-conference foes 97-0. South and Grafton, however, are a combined 0-4 and have been outscored 181-0 in their first two games.

But East coach Tom Swittel needed to build his young team's confidence and hopefully, those two wins will pay off when the Spartans play for real when they host West Allis Central (1-1) on Friday.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Spartans scored three touchdowns in the second period for a 21-0 lead at half-time over South.

First Bryce Pompos, who completed 10-of-15 for 116 yards, threw a 28-yard touchdown to wide receiver Mike Amato to put East on the board, 8-0, as the same two players hooked up on a 2-point conversion.

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Meichtry sparks Lancers comeback over Oak Creek

Aug. 26, 2011 10:30 p.m. | Brookfield Central rallied to beat Oak Creek, 24-14, Friday night on the road and quarterback Jason Meichtry bounced back from a tough opening game.

Trailing 14-10 after the Knight's Lincoln Wylie raced 49-yards down the left sideline for a touchdown with 1:27 left in the third quarter, the Lancers bounced back with two fourth quarter touchdowns for the win.

Meichtry and running back Charlie O'Dwyer led the way as Central went 52-yards in 11 plays after the Knights scored.

Key plays in the drive were Meichtry rolling left and hitting a sliding O'Dwyer for a first down on third and five at mid-field.

A 14-yard run by O'Dwyer, gave Central a first and 10 at the 20.

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Waukesha County executive appoints chief of staff

Aug. 24, 2011 2:48 p.m. | Waukesha - Shawn Lundie, a former staff assistant to three Republican lawmakers, has been hired as chief of staff for Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas.

Lundie, 38, worked in the district and Washington offices of U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner from 1998 to 2005, including as his district coordinator in Brookfield. He was chief of staff for state Sen. Ted Kanavas from 2005 until the end of last year, when Kanavas left office. Since then he has worked in the office of 33rd District Sen. Rich Zipperer.

"I grew up in Delafield and all of my work experience has been serving elected officials in Waukesha County," Lundie said.

The Kettle Moraine High School graduate first knew Vrakas as his state representative, a position Vrakas held from 1990 until his election as county executive in 2005.

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Elmbrook superintendent announces retirement

Aug. 24, 2011 1:44 p.m. | Matt Gibson, superintendent of the Elmbrook School District, has announced that he will retire after the 2011-12 school year. At that time he will have served 17 years as Elmbrook's superintendent, 31 years as a school superintendent and 40 years total in education, according to an Elmbrook news release.

"It's been a great match and a labor of love working with the people and leading through the needs of the most competitive large school district in the state," Gibson said in the release.

Gibson said he believes this school year may be his most challenging, and he looks forward to transitioning the district into a "new era."

School Board President Tom Gehl said the board will soon decide on a superintendent search process and begin moving toward securing Gibson's replacement.

"Choosing Matt Gibson's successor will be the most important decision this board will make in the next eight months," Gehl said in the release. "It will be so for obvious reasons, not least of which is the combination of care, wisdom, discretion and commitment he has demonstrated during his many years of service to our district and community."

Brookfield lawyer charged with theft of $542K in unclaimed funds from clerk

Aug. 24, 2011 10:06 a.m. | A Brookfield lawyer has been charged with stealing more than $500,000 in unclaimed funds from Milwaukee Circuit Court by falsely claiming to represent the people entitled to the money.

Thomas E. Bielinski, 52, faces a single count of theft by fraud, value exceeding $10,000, for a scheme that a criminal complaint says ran from 2007 to this year. He typically claimed to represent foreclosed homeowners who had never claimed surplus funds from sheriff's sales of their former homes, according to the complaint.

In all, officials charge, Bielinski filed 47 fraudulent claims with the court over a five-year period. Four of those, for a total of about $84,000, were denied.

His financial records showed Bielinski had no legitimate law practice and the fraud was his primary income, according to the complaint.

He even stole original court files and kept them at his home, according to the complaint.

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Man carrying bow stopped, arrested for burglary, drug possession

Aug. 23, 2011 9:06 p.m. | A Brookfield man faces narcotics and burglary charges after he was stopped for walking along Moorland Road with a bow and other items he is accused of stealing from a New Berlin residence.

William D. Miller, 31, was charged with burglary, possession of narcotic drugs and marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and bail-jumping in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Aug. 15.

He was held on $5,000 cash bond and is scheduled to return to court for a preliminary hearing Thursday.

If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum sentence of more than 20 years in prison.

According to a criminal complaint:

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Cooking oil starts house fire, causing $40K in damage

Aug. 23, 2011 9:26 a.m. | A home in the 700 block of Oakwood Lane caught fire because cooking oil was left unattended, according to City of Brookfield firefighters.

According to a Fire Department press release:

Firefighters responded to the home at 770 Oakwood Lane about 6 p.m. and discovered smoke billowing from the front door and kitchen windows.

The owner was at home and said nobody was inside.

Unattended cooking oil started the top of the stove on fire.

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Assisted living center proposed for Brookfield

Aug. 23, 2011 7:00 a.m. | A 20-bed assisted living center is being proposed for the Town of Brookfield, and zoning approvals will be considered at Tuesday night's Plan Commission meeting.

JPS Limited LLC, led by Jay Schuorenberg, wants to build the center at the southwest corner of Woefel Road and Wisconsin Ave.

Schuorenberg said he wants to complete the project by spring, and would begin construction this fall if town officials approve the plans.

Brookfield East takes no prisoners against Grafton

Aug. 20, 2011 7:50 a.m. | Brookfield East used dominant line play and superior speed to overwhelm Grafton, 55-0, in the football season opener in Brookfield on Friday.

 The teams played to a draw through most of the first quarter. But after Grafton’s starting quarterback was knocked from the game, Brookfield East utilized a hurry-up offense to pull ahead. The team drew first blood, then never looked back.
Not a lot of things went right,” said Grafton coach Ben Chossek.We lost our quarterback early. That hurt. We just couldn’t quite pop one. Then they started to hit some big plays, and when we couldn’t move the ball, it gave them lots of opportunities, which they took advantage of. Brookfield is just a very good team.”
Ahead by a touchdown midway through the second quarter, the Spartans turned up the heat, tacking on three touchdowns in just less than five minutes.
We have a really, really young football team,” said Brookfield East coach Tom Swittel. “A lot of our kids were out there getting their first taste of football, and we played like that in the first half. We went to sleep for about a quarter.
“But we went to our one-minute offense at the end of the half, and we were able to produce two touchdowns,” said Swittel. “When we got into our hurry-up game, it forced them not to huddle. It forced them just to play.”
The Spartans also had the advantage of dominant lines on both sides of the ball.
“We start three seniors and two juniors on our offensive line; it might be our biggest line in the high school’s history,” Brookfield East junior running back Zack Schober said. “We’ve got big guys up there. It’s great for me. They opened huge holes.”
Schober scored the game’s first touchdown at the 10:21 mark in the first quarter, then added another in the third quarter. He also kicked seven extra points.
“But you have got to give it to Grafton,” Schober said. “They played tough against our line the whole game through. They never quit.”
Still, Brookfield East’s line - snapping together in unison before every play - kept the Grafton defense off quarterback Bryce Pompos. The junior, in turn, completed 10 of 14 passes for 224 yards and three touchdowns. His favorite target was junior Brian Smith, who pulled in two of those touchdowns. He ran under an aired-out Pompos deep ball in the second quarter, then outjumped a pair of Grafton defensive backs at the goal line on a hook route two drives later.
Pompos also ran the ball six times for 31 yards and one touchdown, before exiting the game in the third quarter. His replacement, junior Dylan Golla, ran for another score in the fourth.
Senior Mike Amato and junior Nate Schneider also scored for Brookfield East.
On the other side of the ball, Brookfield East’s defensive line steadily stormed through the line, regularly driving play backwards into the backfield. Its linebackers stayed close to the line of scrimmage, too - dancing, dodging, darting, faking and feigning just behind the line.
The Blackhawks variety of interior run plays – off tackle, full back plunges, misdirections, quarterback keepers and options – proved largely fruitless. The team’s 33 attempts garnered only 43 yards and two first downs.
“I still thought (junior running back) Zack DeBuhr ran real hard,” Chossek said. “He really got after it.”
Grafton’s passing attack, meanwhile, was plagued by collapsed pockets, steady pressure, and multiple sacks and fumbles. Grafton’s quarterbacks combined to complete only four passes, while throwing three interceptions.
Next up for the Spartans is a 7 p.m matchup at home against Milwaukee South Division on Friday.

Central football downed by Park

Aug. 19, 2011 10:45 p.m. | On the opening Friday of football, Racine Park and Brookfield Central went toe to toe in a battle of traditionally strong football programs. Park came out the winners, 30-20.

Turnovers, blocked punts, and penalties were the name of the game for much of the night, as 10 of Park’s 17 first quarter points came on turnovers, and 23 of the game’s total points were scored on turnovers or blocked punts. The two teams also combined for more than 100 yards of penalties.

The Lancers fought back in the second and scored on a 33-yard run from DeMario Harris to go into halftime down by 10. Park briefly widened the gap to 23-7 in the third on a touchdown by quarterback Jordan Payne, but the Lancers answered with another Harris touchdown two minutes later. The subsequent 2-point attempt was no good, bringing the score to 23-13.

Central scored their third touchdown in the fourth on a quarterback keeper from Jason Meichtry shortly after recovering a Park fumble, cutting Park’s lead to just 3. Another touchdown from Payne brought Park’s final lead back to 10.

Woman accused of stealing from employer to feed drug habit

Aug. 19, 2011 1:00 p.m. | A former bookkeeper of Brookfield-based Mailwaukee Mailing Equipment is accused of using a company credit card to draw cash advances and make unauthorized purchases totaling nearly $40,000 to fund her drug habit, according to a criminal complaint.

Nicole D. Buchert, 36, of West Allis has been charged with theft in a business setting totaling more than $10,000, identity theft and fraudulent use of a credit card in Waukesha County Circuit Court.

She faces a maximum sentence of 26 years in prison if convicted on all three felony counts.

According to the criminal complaint:

Buchert obtained a company credit card in her name while she worked as a bookkeeper for Mailwaukee Mailing Equipment, 17020 Pheasant Drive, in August, 2010.

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We're tweeting live tonight from high school football games, and you can too

Aug. 19, 2011 10:04 a.m. | You can follow the opening Friday night of high school football action as Journal Sentinel, NOW and Lake Country reporters tweet from high school football games throughout the area.

You can add to our coverage of the games by sending your own tweets with the tag #wisfb to add it to our running feed.

After the games, check out the football scoreboard and statistics page, produced in partnership with WisSports.net.

Before the games begin, you can take a look at the prospects for area teams in our football preview stories, which are featured on the Suburban Sports Roundup page.

City seeks interim District 7 representative

Aug. 17, 2011 3:19 p.m. | The Brookfield Legislative and Licensing Committee is requesting letters of interest and resumes for the vacant District 7 seat on the Common Council.

All submissions must be to the City Clerk's office at 2000 N. Calhoun Road by Sept. 2. Interviews will occur the week of Sept. 12, and the appointment will be made by the Common Council on Sept. 20.

The term will run through April 2012, when the seat will be up for election for the final two years of the term.

Questions may be directed to Renee Tadych, deputy city clerk, at (262) 782-9650.

City names finalists for city clerk position

Aug. 17, 2011 11:04 a.m. | The city of Brookfield has named three finalists for the city clerk position that will become vacant upon Kris Schmidt's resignation on Aug. 19.

Human Resources Director Jim Zwerlein has identified the following finalists:

  • Jennifer Goergen, city clerk for the city of Greenfield. Goergen has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. She is a former deputy clerk for the city of Oconomowoc.
  • Anna Kettlewell, office administrator for the executive director of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. Kettlewell has a Master of Public Affairs degree. She is a former deputy clerk for the village of Hales Corners.
  • Kelly Michaels, city clerk/personnel director for the city of Stoughton. Michaels has a Bachelor of Science degree in business management. She is a former city clerk for the city of Wausau.

The city has received 44 applications for the position. The field was narrowed to 12 before the three finalists were selected.

Brookfield Mayor Steven Ponto said he will interview the finalists in the coming weeks and hopes to recommend a candidate for the Common Council to consider at its Sept. 6 meeting.

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Unhappy with meal, McDonald's customer gets disorderly, police say

Aug. 16, 2011 7:47 a.m. | A 29-year-old man was warned for disorderly conduct after he returned to a McDonald's three hours after placing an order to curse at employees and demand a refund for an issue involving tomatoes, according to a city of Brookfield police report.

But he did get his money back.

Also from the report:

The 29-year-old pulled into the drive-through lane and began cursing at employees at the McDonald's at 300 N. Moorland Road about 8 p.m. Aug. 10.

The man said he would hold up the line of cars behind him until he got a refund for the food he had ordered three hours prior.

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Man arrested for sixth drunken driving offense

Aug. 15, 2011 3:56 p.m. | A Lannon man notched his sixth drunken driving arrest after city of Brookfield police were called to a home because of a reported trespasser.

Officers responded to the 600 block of Calhoun Road just after 10:30 p.m. Friday, when family of the 48-year-old man reported he was outside their home pounding on windows and shouting, according to police reports.

Also from the reports:

Officers were conducting increased patrols in an effort to crackdown on drunken driving at the time of the call.

They arrived at the home in time to see the man accelerate rapidly from the driveway.

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New concept to replace Brookfield Charro

Aug. 15, 2011 11:46 a.m. | Charro, a pan-Latin restaurant at 17800 W. Blue Mound Road in Brookfield owned by the SURG restaurant group, will close after service Saturday to prepare for its changeover to a new restaurant concept.

The group didn't disclose what the concept would be but said its new restaurant will feature beef and pork from Hidden Creek Farms in New London, owned by SURG partner Mike Polaski. It's expected to open no sooner than October.

Charro opened in 2009, replacing the Brookfield Umami Moto. The downtown Charro is unaffected by the changes in Brookfield. Charro and Umami Moto downtown also are owned by SURG.

Newly hired head chef Aaron Patin will remain at the Brookfield location. According to SURG, many of the staff in Brookfield will temporarily move to other restaurants in the group, which also include Ryan Braun's Graffito, Carnevor and Distil.

German manufacturer to open factory in Brookfield

Aug. 11, 2011 3:58 p.m. | An affiliate of German solenoid and control-valve manufacturer Thomas Magnete GmbH will open a factory in Brookfield that is expected to employ 25 to 30 people within four years.

The plant here will make valve and manifold assemblies for farming and construction equipment, Mathew Alagna, CEO of Thomas Magnete USA, said Thursday.

The firm has had a Milwaukee-area sales office since 1998, but within the next three months, it will move to a 20,000-square-foot plant in western Brookfield, where it will begin production, Alagna said.

Gov. Scott Walker announced the expansion Thursday. In a statement, he said Thomas Magnete would invest $3 million in the project. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. has allocated a $79,000 tax credit to the company, Walker said.

In early 2008, Thomas Magnete opened a small factory in Cambridge, Ontario, to supply parts to Chrysler, but the contract ran awry amid the recession, and the plant closed in 2009, said Leah Bozic, senior economic development officer for Cambridge.

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Men charged with heroin possession after alleged overdose

Aug. 09, 2011 12:54 p.m. | Two Brookfield men were charged with possessing heroin after one of the men allegedly overdosed on the drug in a Waukesha apartment.

Christopher R. Reistad, 22, and Cale J. Russo, 21, were charged with felony counts of possession of narcotic drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Aug. 3.

They are scheduled to make initial court appearances Aug. 22.

According to the criminal complaint:

Waukesha police officers and paramedics were called to an apartment in the 1200 block of Lambeth Road for a possible overdose in October.

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Man drives to eatery to throw pizza at workers, police say

Aug. 09, 2011 8:20 a.m. | A New Berlin man who hurled pizza and breadsticks at Toppers employees July 31 has been cited for disorderly conduct by town of Brookfield police.

According to the police report:

The 26-year-old man's pizza order went awry when he mistakenly submitted an online order for carryout rather than delivery.

He realized the mistake an hour later and called Toppers, 21461 E. Moreland Blvd., and arranged to have his order delivered.

He became upset when his food arrived cold, and after airing his grievances in a phone call, drove to the store to hurl the pizza, breadsticks and obscene comments at Toppers employees.

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Distinguished Young Women photo gallery now online

Aug. 08, 2011 8:29 a.m. | We've just published a photo gallery from this weekend's Distinguished Young Women of Wisconsin state finals, which were held in South Milwaukee.

The event, formerly known as Jr. Miss, featured young ladies from throughout the metropolitan area competing for the right to attend next year's national competition in Mobile, Ala.

Local competitors, who won their respective regional events, include: Abigail Rufer (Brookfield), Michelle Papala (Cudahy), Sarah Creegan (Elm Grove), Athylia Paremski (Franklin), CeCi Scheuber (Menomonee Falls), Gina Miliacca (Oak Creek), Allison Blochowicz (South Milwaukee), Emily Mixon (Hales Corners), Karlee Nimmer (Kewaunee), Amy Walsh (Sussex), and Becca Richter (Waukesha).

Go to photo gallery.

Lancers seek nominations for first Hall of Fame class

Aug. 07, 2011 4:56 p.m. | The Brookfield Central Athletic Booster Club has announced the establishment of the Brookfield Central Athletic Booster Club Hall of Fame Award.

The purpose of this award is to recognize and honor outstanding achievement by individuals in athletics who have contributed to the promotion and growth of athletics at Brookfield Central High School.

The other intent of this award is to display to students and the public the athletic accomplishments of people who have been instrumental in creating an excellent athletic tradition at Central High School. Former student-athletes who have been out of high school for 10 years are eligible for nomination to the Athletic Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame will also be used to recognize others who have contributed to Lancer athletics. This honor may be used to recognize someone who has coached at Central or can also go to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Lancers athletics in other ways.

Coaching candidates will not be eligible for selection until five years have elapsed since their coaching tenure at Central or they are an active coach with 20 years of service to BCHS.

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Brookfield to conduct aerial mosquito treatment Friday

Aug. 04, 2011 11:12 a.m. | Due to elevated mosquito larvae counts in specific areas, the city of Brookfield intends to conduct a treatment of the mosquito abatement program Friday, weather permitting, according to a news release issued by the city.

Consultant Clark Environmental Mosquito Management will treat about 410 acres of public wetlands and floodlands in portions of the Fox River corridor area with a biolarvicide by helicopter beginning at daybreak and during the morning hours.

The biolarvicide, VectoLex CG, is a naturally occurring soil bacterium that is granular in form (i.e. not a liquid or spray) and will be applied using GPS navigational technology to assure accuracy in identifying treatment locations, city officials stated.

There are no restrictions for public use of the treated areas. However, park users are cautioned to avoid using the areas of the park while treatment operations are being conducted.

The entire city of Brookfield is not being treated for mosquitoes. The only identified treatment area meeting larval density and development stage requirements of the permit issued by the Department of Natural Resources is the portion of the Fox River Corridor consisting of the wetlands adjacent to the Fox River between Springdale Road, running east then north to Capital Drive including Mitchell Park. Treatment area maps are available at City Hall and on the city’s website, www.ci.brookfield.wi.us.

Brookfield area to get mosquito treatment

Aug. 03, 2011 4:26 p.m. | Brookfield - About 410 acres along portions of the Fox River corridor will be treated Friday morning with a larvicide to control mosquitoes, the city announced.

Weather permitting, Clarke Environmental Mosquito Management will use a helicopter to drop a granular form of the larvicide Vecto-Lex CG, a naturally occurring soil bacterium, beginning at daybreak and during the morning hours.

Larvae die after ingesting the larvicide, which doesn't kill adult mosquitoes.

The area being treated is wetlands adjacent to the Fox River between Springdale Road, running east then north to Capitol Drive and including Mitchell Park, the city said.

City officials are advising people to avoid using the areas while the larvicide is being applied. However, there are no restrictions for public use of the treated areas after the application occurs, the city said.

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Fires damage two Brookfield homes

Aug. 02, 2011 12:40 p.m. | Homes on Independence and Imperial drives were damaged by fire July 26 and July 27.

A floor lamp tipped over and ignited nearby clothes in a condominium at 20155 Independence Drive just after midnight July 27, according to a city of Brookfield Fire Department press release.

The residents had already gotten out of the condo and smoke was bellowing from a second-floor bedroom window when firefighters arrived on the scene. A small fire was extinguished after causing about $1,000 in damage, according to the release.

It took Brookfield firefighters about 10 minutes to extinguish a fire that broke out in a clothes dryer in a home at 4720 Imperial Drive just before 4:30 p.m. July 26. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Damage is estimated at $1,000, according the fire department.

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Beach to open early Tuesday

Aug. 01, 2011 4:48 p.m. | With temperatures expected to soar into the 90s, Waukesha County plans to open the beach at Fox Brook Park an hour early tomorrow.

Lifeguards will be on duty at Fox Brook Park, 2925 N. Barker Road, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. to accommodate the hot weather Tuesday.

County park entrance fees are $3 on weekdays and $5 on weekends and holidays. Beach use is included in Waukesha County yearlong park entrance stickers, which cost $27 for residents and $38 for nonresidents.

For information visit WaukeshaCountyParks.com.

Man arrested for stealing car, bail-jumping

Aug. 01, 2011 4:44 p.m. | A 20-year-old Brookfield man who was arrested for driving a stolen car July 29 faces felony and misdemeanor charges in Waukesha County Circuit Court.

Derek D. Knight is charged with driving a vehicle without the owner's consent, possession of drug paraphernalia and bail-jumping.

He was held on $1,000 cash bail after an initial court appearance July 29.

According to the criminal complaint:

Knight was arrested in the 17000 block of Wisconsin Avenue in Brookfield just after 1:30 a.m. July 29.

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Community Watch

» Falls' kickers maintain composure, beat BC for first time, 2-1 8/30

» Gas station clerk keeps eye on suspected drunken driver 8/29

» Machine fire causes damage at Guhring Inc. 8/29

» Bulldogs stay unbeaten, beat East Troy, 5-2 8/28

» Bulldogs crush West Allis in LOL Grand Championship playoffs 8/27

» Spartans blank Milwaukee South, go 2-0 8/27

» Meichtry sparks Lancers comeback over Oak Creek 8/26

» Waukesha County executive appoints chief of staff 8/24

» Elmbrook superintendent announces retirement 8/24

» Brookfield lawyer charged with theft of $542K in unclaimed funds from clerk Updated:  8/24

» Man carrying bow stopped, arrested for burglary, drug possession 8/23

» Cooking oil starts house fire, causing $40K in damage 8/23

» Assisted living center proposed for Brookfield 8/23

» Brookfield East takes no prisoners against Grafton 8/20

» Central football downed by Park 8/19

» Woman accused of stealing from employer to feed drug habit 8/19

» We're tweeting live tonight from high school football games, and you can too 8/19

» City seeks interim District 7 representative 8/17

» City names finalists for city clerk position 8/17

» Unhappy with meal, McDonald's customer gets disorderly, police say 8/16

» Man arrested for sixth drunken driving offense 8/15

» New concept to replace Brookfield Charro 8/15

» German manufacturer to open factory in Brookfield 8/11

» Men charged with heroin possession after alleged overdose 8/9

» Man drives to eatery to throw pizza at workers, police say 8/9

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Waukesha County Fair


It might be hot out there, but interns Maddy Heim and McKenna Oxenden are enjoying all aspects of the Waukesha County Fair. Check out their coverage of the new pig, duck and goat races, the 50th annual Fairest of the Fair contest, as well as their ranking of the top food items.

Best Summer Ever


We've made it easy for you to get out and go this summer. From hitting the trails for a bike ride or walk, to where to find beer gardens in the area, to the best places to swim in Waukesha County to the best summer drinks and summer reads, check out our 2016 summer guide.