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Germantown boys simply too much for Dominican, 88-53

Jan. 26, 2013 9:10 p.m. | It's starting to become a proven fact about the unbeaten, number one ranked in state D1, defending WIAA champion Germantown boys basketball team.

That the brighter the spotlight someone puts on the Warhawks, the better they play.

And you can throw in any number of mitigating factors that you'd like as the Warhawks prepared for another Saturday after Friday match-up today.

Such as a more-difficult-than-it-needed to be North Shore Conference win the night before over Grafton, or such as playing their eighth game in nine away from home.

Or even being put into a small gym, before such an overflow crowd that Warhawk coach Steve Showalter felt that the fans could have climbed into his shirt pocket and as he said: "Done my job for me."

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No one injured in Andrew Automotive fire

Jan. 24, 2013 5:44 p.m. | The North Shore Fire Department doused a blaze at Andrew Automotive Collision Repair Center in Glendale this afternoon after a painting booth within the structure caught fire and caused an estimated $100,000 in damages. No one was injured.

According to an NSFD news release:

Around 2:30 p.m. an NSFD fire company was leaving the Glendale firehouse when firefighters onboard notice heavy black smoke to the southwest. Almost simultaneously a call came in from Andrew Automotive and the Glendale fire company, along with others, were dispatched to the scene.

Arriving crews found heavy black smoke coming from the building. With additional crews the fire was quickly brought under control and extinguished.

NSFD said the fire started when a static charge ignited paint fumes in the booth.

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Fox Point-Bayside superintendent announces resignation

Jan. 23, 2013 1:43 p.m. | Fox Point-Bayside District Administrator Rachel Boechler announced Tuesday that she will resign effective Aug. 1. The School Board accepted her resignation at its Jan. 21 meeting.

According to a district news release, Boechler plans to continue her work with the Center for Courage & Renewal, a Seattle-based nonprofit which works with leaders in the fields of education, health care and clergy. Boechler is currently CCR's board chair and has been working with the organization for the past 13 years.

"The Fox Point-Bayside School District continues to have great potential to achieve the goals aspired to and is well on its way to meet those goals despite the ever-changing education environment we live in," Boechler said in the release. "I am committed to working with the board, staff and community over the next six months to leave the district in the best position possible to reach those goals."

Board President Michael Weiss thanked Boechler for her service since joining the district in 2010.

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Six students injured after vehicle hits school bus in Brown Deer

Jan. 22, 2013 2:16 p.m. | Six students were injured on their way to school after their school bus was struck by a hit-and-run driver this morning.

According to a Brown Deer Police Department news release:

A Brown Deer police officer noticed a disabled school bus on 60th and Bradley streets at 7:21 a.m. Tuesday.

The school bus driver said the bus had been involved in a hit-and-run accident. The striking vehicle was described as a red, possibly an older model Buick, which fled the scene.

The North Shore Fire Department responded as six students on the school bus complained of injuries. The students were treated by the North Shore Fire Department and transported to area hospitals with minor injuries.

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Why Jack Harbaugh and his wife, Jackie, live in Mequon

Jan. 21, 2013 11:10 a.m. | Jack Harbaugh and his wife, Jackie, have lived in Mequon since 2003, when their son-in-law, Tom Crean, was head coach at Marquette University. Crean is married to Joani, the sister of John and Jim Harbaugh, whose teams are to compete in Super Bowl XLVII.

In 2003, Jack Harbaugh was hired as associate athletic director at Marquette, primarily responsible for athletic-related community and public relations at MU. Then-athletic director Bill Cords had tried to hire Jack Harbaugh in the summer of 2002, but Harbaugh decided to take on his 14th and final season as head football coach at Western Kentucky.

Jack Harbaugh's tenure at Marquette ended the same time Crean left to take the job at Indiana on April 1, 2008. Since then, Jack and Jackie Harbaugh have continued to reside in Mequon.

In 2003, when he was hired by MU, Jack Harbaugh was identified in a news report as the father-in-law of Crean and "the father of former National Football League quarterback Jim Harbaugh." Jack Harbaugh is 73.

Social media users showcase running in West Allis

Jan. 21, 2013 9:35 a.m. | Runners from around the local area came to West Allis this weekend to try some distance running.

The Icebreaker Indoor Marathon is comprised of a 5K, a half marathon, a relay marathon and a marathon. Here's what runners and their friends and family were sharing on social networks.

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