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.
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- 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),” …
Friday, December 30, 2011
A look back at the top headlines from Fox Point-Bayside Patch in 2011.
At year's end it's nice to take a look back at where you came, which offers a good look at where you're going. At Patch, November didn't bring in any sticking snow but it did bring some hefty political controversey with a kick off to recall Gov. Scott Walker, a shift in local taxes for residents who live in the Nicolet School District and the passing of two Nicolet sophmores who were the victims of a car accident. Should Student Test Scores Be Used to Discipline Teachers? When the state Legislature passed a bill that now allows school districts to discipline and even fire teachers based on their students' test scores, area educators had a lot to say about the appropriateness of this guage. Fox Point, Bayside to Pay Larger Share of Nicolet …
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 …