Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Monday marked the one-year anniversary of the car accident that killed Nicolet students Halee Ludowise-Fischer and Jennifer Geren. Friends and family gathered at the crash site for a vigil to remember the girls and their always positive attitudes.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Robert Weich
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
They were always there for their friends. And now the friends of Halee Ludowise-Fischer and Jennifer Geren are making sure they are always there in return. Students told stories and lit candles in support of Halee and Jenni who were killed when 15-year-old Halee, who had only her learners permit, lost control of her mother's 2009 Mitsubishi and hit a stop sign and then a utility pole after attempting to flee a River Hills police officer who was going to pull them over for not displaying a taillight around 1 a.m. Nov. 19, 2011. The car finally came to rest at West Good Hope Road and North Seneca Avenue in Glendale. Police say the girls died instantly. “I miss them so much. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about (them),” …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Friends and family gathered in Pleasant Prairie Saturday for Halee Ludowise-Fischer.
Scores of friends and family gathered Saturday in Pleasant Prairie to take part in a fundraiser in memorial of Halee Ludowise-Fischer who died in a car accident last month along with her friend, Jenni Geren. Ludowise-Fischer, who was driving her parents' car, attempt to elude a River Hills police officer who tried to stop her for a traffic violation. The car kept speeding east on Good Hope Road for several blocks before crashing into a utility pole and a tree. The two girls died instantly, police said. The crash site is now a shrine, filled with flowers and teddy bears. The back of the stop sign at the corner of Seneca and Good Hope is covered in notes and messages to the girls. Memorials for Halee via PayPal can be sent to ang_ferris@…
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Rabbi Cohen shares the life lessons Jenni Geren left behind.
Editor's Note: This is a guest piece written by Rabbi David Cohen of Congregation Sinai for the funeral for Jenni Geren, which was held Wednesday afternoon. Wednesday afternoon, the day before Thanksgiving, I conducted a memorial service for Jennifer Lily Geren, a vivacious, fun-loving, bright, expressive and creative young woman of 15, who, with her classmate Halee Fischer, died in a tragic accident early Saturday morning. As a parent of four current Nicolet students, there are a few things I’ve come to understand over the past four days. The first is about the power of words. From the moment word of the accident got out, people wanted to know what happened. Curiosity and concern led to rumors and innuendo. People pointed fingers in blame…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Report says driver did not have any alcohol in her system, but passenger did.
- POLICE & FIRE
- On WTMJ4
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Halee Ludowise-Fischer and Jennifer Geren will be remembered this week by friends and family.
Halee Ludowise-Fischer and Jennifer Geren passed away early Saturday morning after a single car accident. Both girls were only 15 years old. Amid colorful bouquets of flowers, candles and notes from loved ones, dozens gathered Tuesday evening to remember the girls who died so young. Services for Jennifer Geren will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Rd., Fox Point. Services will be held for Halee Ludowise-Fischer on Saturday at St. Monica's Church, 160 E. Silver Spring Dr., Whitefish Bay. The visiting will begin at 10 a.m., follwed by mass at 1 p.m. The accident happened at 1 a.m. Saturday, when Ludowise-Fischer, who was driving her parents' car, attempt to elude a River Hills police officer who tried to …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
The afternoon after Halee Ludowise-Fischer and Jennifer Geren died in accident, friends gathered for strength and to share memories.
Under a gray drizzling sky Saturday afternoon, five Nicolet High School sophomores gathered at the site where their 15-year-old classmates Halee Ludowise-Fischer and Jennifer Geren died when they crashed their car into a tree and utility pole earlier in the day. The students signed their names to messages in permanent marker on a utility pole that the car had struck at West Good Hope Road and North Seneca Avenue in Glendale. Dozens of others already had left their own notes and bouquets of flowers. Jnana Martin, 16, said she didn't write anything on the pole because she couldn't think of anything that would do justice to her feelings for her friends. "There's just no words," she said. Martin said she had been best friends with Ludowise-…
Sophomores tried to elude police and died after car ran into tree and utility pole, police say.
Two 15-year-old sophomore girls at Nicolet High School were killed early Saturday in a one-car accident in Glendale, authorities said. Halee Ludowise-Fischer of Glendale and Jennifer Geren of Fox Point died in the crash, which happened at about 1 a.m. at West Good Hope Road and North Seneca Avenue, Glendale police said. Ludowise-Fischer was driving her parents' car in River Hills when a police officer attempted to stop the vehicle for a traffic violation, police said. The two took off at a "high rate of speed" in an attempt to elude police and the officer did not attempt to pursue them and turned off his lights and siren, Glendale police said. The car kept speeding east on Good Hope Road for several blocks before crashing into a utility …