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South Milwaukee thrives in the clutch

March 01, 2013 11:39 p.m. | Any basketball coach knows that often, the most crucial time of a game is the final minutes – and not just of the fourth quarter.

By closing any period on a strong note, teams can give themselves valuable momentum going into the next quarter as well as deal a psychological blow to their opponents.

The South Milwaukee girls proved that on Friday night in a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal contest against Whitnall, winning the final minute of each of the first three quarters.

That proved to be a key to the Rockets’ 59-44 triumph.

South Milwaukee ended the first period with a 3-pointer from Samantha Page to take a 13-12 lead after trailing by four points just moments earlier.

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West Milwaukee offers grant for proposed offices

Feb. 28, 2013 7:00 a.m. | West Milwaukee is offering a $400,000 grant to help finance a new office building that would be developed for a group which serves Oneida tribal members living in southeastern Wisconsin.

South Eastern Oneida Tribal Services is proposing an 8,800-square-foot, single-story building on a vacant parcel at 4775 W. Electric Ave.

The group, which provides social and cultural services for tribal members, is now located at 6811 W. Morgan Ave., Milwaukee.

The Village Board and Community Development Authority both voted unanimously to support the grant. It would be repaid through property taxes generated by the $1.5 million development 

Construction is to start in April, with completion of the building by October.

West Allis man charged with possessing child porn

Feb. 27, 2013 10:04 p.m. | A West Allis man has been charged with five felonies after authorities found 20,000 images and movies of child pornography on his computer, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday.

Eric P. Theurich, 43, has been charged with five counts of possession of child pornography. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison on each count.

When interviewed by police, Theurich admitted downloading child pornography from the Internet and said it brought back memories of his own victimization when he was a child, the complaint says. Theurich told police he was not responsible for 20,000 images, however. He believed he only had between 200 and 1,000 pictures and movies, the complaint says.

Your snow photos: It's back and it's beautiful

Feb. 27, 2013 7:55 a.m. | With another round of snow Tuesday, people across Southeastern Wisconsin snapped photos of the messy drives and the serene surroundings. 

Here are some of the best photos that people shared on social media.

Ice cream shop planned for West Allis' Six Points area

Feb. 27, 2013 7:00 a.m. | A new ice cream shop has been proposed for the Six Points area on the east side of West Allis.

Spoons Ice Cream would lease 1,500 square feet at 6501-6525 W. Greenfield Ave., an apartment building with street-level commercial space developed by Toldt Development Inc. That building is part of Toldt's Six Points Neighborhood apartment community.

The Plan Commission will review the proposal at its Wednesday night meeting.

West Allis man arrested on 12th drunken driving charge

Feb. 27, 2013 6:52 a.m. | A 50-year-old West Allis man was arrested early this morning on his 12th drunken driving charge, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.

A trooper pulled the man over about 12:30 a.m. on westbound I-94 east of Moorland Road after it appeared he had been in an accident. The man was taken first to the state police headquarters in Waukesha for a field sobriety test and then to Waukesha Memorial for a legal blood draw, according to the department.

Whitnall to conduct communitywide survey

Feb. 26, 2013 3:14 p.m. | Probably next week, a communitywide survey aimed at exploring community priorities as they concern the Whitnall School District will begin.

The survey will be on the Whitnall School District website, whitnall.com, with the target audience including taxpayers, parents, teachers and students.

Among other things, survey that should take about five minutes to complete, will include questions about new initiatives in the schools.

The last time the district did such a survey was four years ago.

New program at Whitnall High School offers job skills, pay, diploma

Feb. 26, 2013 3:10 p.m. | Whitnall High School will offer students the chance to earn high school credits while learning skills and a paycheck at local businesses through the Second Chance Partners for Education program the Whitnall School Board approved Monday.

Students will apply for the program in which they will start school at an education center in the businesses at 7 a.m. They then will spend the afternoon working and learning on the floor of the manufacturing site. Many times students are offered jobs at the companies where they work after they graduate from high school.

Students in the program will receive diplomas from Whitnall.

Second Chance Partners for Education is already in many other school districts, including West Allis-West Milwaukee.

Farmers market coming to Greenfield, survey to help planning

Feb. 26, 2013 3:08 p.m. | A farmers market will be coming to Greenfield this summer, with location and dates to be announced.

The Greenfield Farmers Market Planning Committee is developing the community market with the help of a survey meant to determine community interest and the specifics and logistics for the market.

The online survey may be accessed at surveymonkey.com/s/greenfieldmarket. The survey will run through March 8.

"We strongly believe that a farmers market will be a vibrant addition to the city," Mayor Michael Neitzke said in the news release announcing the market. "A market providing access to fresh, healthy and locally grown produce will be a great benefit to our residents and will contribute to making Greenfield a better place."

The planning committee also is accepting help from volunteers.

Retired Beloit schools official named Greenfield interim business manager

Feb. 26, 2013 3:06 p.m. | Ronald Nortier, who retired from the Beloit School District in 2009 as executive director of operations, was named the interim director of business services by the Greenfield School Board on Monday.

Nortier was chosen from a field of nine candidates, two of whom were interviewed. He will serve until the School Board appoints a permanent replacement for Kristin Kollath, who has accepted a position with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The board expects to name a successor after it chooses a new superintendent.

Meanwhile, Nortier comes to the Greenfield schools with 36 years of experience in public education. He worked for the Beloit School District from 1985 until he retired in 2009.

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