Celebrations: Sept. 29

Published on: 9/27/2011


Kayla Cassell and Benjamin DuFour of Waukegan, Ill., are the parents of Jacob R. Cassell-DuFour, born Aug. 10, 2011, in Lake Forest, Ill. Grandparents are Daniel and Louise Bahr of West Allis and Patrick Cassell of New Philadelphia, Ohio. Great-grandparents are Eugene and Beverly Ehrlich of Wausaukee and Michael and Julie McFadden of Rockford, Ill.


Krystle Kaifesh of West Allis earned her master's degree in school psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in August.

The following graduates earned bachelor's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in May: from Greenfield, Adam Beyer, computer science, Bryan Bruesewitz, information systems, and Alissa Daubner, cum laude, social work; and from West Allis, Jacob Bauer, criminal justice, Erin Campbell, medical technology, Sarah Koscinski, special education, Croix Menzel, religious studies, Kristen Raschka, special education, and Stephanie Urbanski, anthropology, religious studies.

Christopher Kuhagen of Greenfield earned his bachelor's degree in communications summa cum laude in May from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he also made the spring semester dean's list with a 4.0 GPA.

Jessica Bohmann of West Allis earned her associate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha in August.

The following students made the spring semester dean's list at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities: from Greenfield, John Holton; and from West Allis, David Foley, Anna Lewein, Theresa Moore and Kelsey Rademacher.

Steve Hammerer of West Allis made the spring semester dean's list at Carroll University in Waukesha.

Chelsea Herr of Greenfield earned a University of Wisconsin-Platteville/National Science Foundation STEM Scholarship, a renewable half-tuition award for students majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.


Air Force Airman Jesse J. Plantz graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. A 2010 graduate of Oak Creek High School, he is the son of Trina Plantz of West Allis.

Air Force Airman Samantha J. Rasch graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. She is the daughter of Stephanie Rasch of Greenfield.

Army Spec. Kailey A. Almohareb has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. The daughter of Emmy Rothbauer of Greenfield, Almohareb graduated in 2006 from Whitnall High School and earned a bachelor's degree in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Army Pvt. Nicholas W. Bonner graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. Bonner is the son of Leanne Torres of Mooresville, Ind., and grandson of Jean Bonner of West Allis.

Olivia Grace Nemec of West Allis graduated from basic training at the Great Lakes Naval Service Training Command on Aug. 26. She is continuing her training in Pensacola, Fla., awaiting deployment on the USS Abraham Lincoln in Everett, Wash. She is a 2009 graduate of Nathan Hale High School.