News & Notes: March 11

March 11, 2014

Woman applies CPR

in lifesaving situation

West Allis — A worker in the Majdecki's Piggly Wiggly deli has been credited as a "hero" for possibly saving the life of a co-worker in a medical emergency.

Anneliese Dowling, who had worked at the store at 10282 W. National Ave. for less than two months, responded to a public address call for help after an employee collapsed Friday morning.

Dowling applied CPR until paramedics arrived to stabilize the employee, a man who had worked at the store for about five years. He is now recovering in the hospital.

"It was one of those hero moments," said West Allis resident Jim Blask, who saw it unfold.

Store manager Tom Martwick applauded Dowling's quick and lifesaving actions.

"It took courage to step in and help," Martwick said.

Fourth-graders offer

anti-bullying concert

Hales Corners — Edgerton Elementary School fourth-graders will present an original No Bully Zone concert at 7:30 p.m. March 27 in the upper gymnasium at the school, 5145 S. 116th St.

The concert will feature skits and meaningful storylines written by Edgerton's fourth-graders to help younger students be more aware of how to overcome bullying. The students also did their own choreography.

The concert was designed to support the Edgerton PTO's efforts to emphasize that bullying is never acceptable and to demonstrate what can be done about it.

Due to space constraints, Whitnall's elementary school concerts are open to family members.

March 15 declared

Miss West Allis Day

West Allis — March 15 has been declared Miss West Allis Day by West Allis Mayor Dan Devine.

That is the day that finalists will compete for the honor of being named Miss West Allis at Carroll University in Waukesha at 6:30 p.m.

Devine said he made the proclamation because the West Allis pageant is the oldest pageant in the state, celebrating its 57th anniversary this year, and because the pageant is a point of community pride for residents and merchants who support the contestants.

The winner will go on to the Miss Wisconsin Pageant.

Cupcakes for Cause

kicks off fundraiser

West Allis — Cupcakes for a Cause is holding a fund drive with the goal of raising $2,000 to help the group advertise and provide additional entertainment at its cupcake tasting events.

The group raises money for various charities at its cupcake tasting challenges for volunteer bakers. People pay to participate in the tastings. The group relies entirely on donations, sponsorships, merchandise and beverage sales.

Donors of $10 will have their names on the Cupcakes for a Cause website thanking them for their support. For $30, donors' names will go on the website and a Cupcakes for a Cause grab bag.

Donations are being accepted on the group's GoFundMe page online at


Kindergarten registration

starts for ages 4 and 5

Greenfield — Registration for the 2014-15 school year the kindergartens for 4- and 5-year-olds has already started in the Greenfield School District.

The K4 program is a half-day program (morning or afternoon) and K5 is a full day. They will be open to children who will be 4 or 5 on or before Sept. 1.

Registration materials may be obtained online on the district website or at the Educational Administration Center, 4850 S. 60 St.

Children can be registered between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays at the center. Parents must bring an official birth certificate with them, as well as their child's immunization record, and proof of residency (current electric bill and a lease or property tax bill).

Early registration will maximize chances that children will attend the school closest to their homes, district officials stressed.

For information, call (414) 855-2043 or email

Cupcake contest

raises $522 for charity

West Allis — The Flashback Challenge held by Cupcakes for a Cause on Feb. 23 raised $522 for West Central Interfaith, which helps older people stay in their homes.

Team Frost Yourself took home the People's Choice Award with its Jurassic Park cupcakes, and Judie Hoppe was awarded the Cause's Choice Prize with her Malted Milk Ball Cupcakes.

Cupcakes for a Cause is always in desperate need of bakers for its events. The next one will be July 27 when proceeds will go to the State Fair Park Foundation. The theme of the challenge will be the State Fair.

Young artists' works

exhibited at museum

A number of young area artists have work in the Milwaukee Art Museum's annual exhibition of works by Wisconsin students grades seven through 12.

More than 2,300 individual artworks from 112 schools across the state were entered in the awards program.

Gold and Silver Key winning artists are on display in Schroeder Galleria and Pieper Gallery through March.

From Greenfield High School the winners are Emily Jasinski, Sarah Jasinski and Andy Sabinash.

From Whitnall Middle School the winner is Leena Myers.

From West Allis Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School, the winner is Cameron Christenson.

From West Allis Central High School the winner is Serena Stuart.

Those with Gold Keys will go on to the National Scholastic Art Awards Competition.

Trust accepting

scholarship applications

West Allis — The Richard A. Pilak Memorial Scholarship Trust is accepting applications for a $250 scholarship to be awarded this spring to a graduating West Allis Central or Nathan Hale high school senior going on in school.

The deadline is April 12. Applications are available from guidance counselors. The trust can be reached at (414) 288-7475, or evenings at (414) 423-8548.

Richard Pilak was a longtime teacher and administrator in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District who died in 1996.

Rotary reaches out

for new members

West Allis — The Rotary Club of West Allis is seeking more members who will help with its mission to support local, national and international causes.

At home, the Rotarians have contributed $20,000 in food and food certificates to the West Allis community since 2009. Households are selected in partnership with the West Allis-West Milwaukee Health Department.

Internationally, the Rotary Club supports efforts to eliminate polio and to bring fresh water to parts of the world where safe water can't be taken for granted.

More information is available from John Ash at (414) 807-3811.

Scout commended

for beautification project

West Allis — West Allis Mayor Dan Devine has issued a proclamation commending Boy Scout Samuel Skogstad for his Eagle Scout service project of restoring and expanding landscaping planters to help beautify the property of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in the city.

Samuel recruited, organized and lead his fellow Scouts to do the project.

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