May 20, 2014

Greenfield Library Board

seeks two more members

Greenfield Public Library is seeking people to serve on the Library Board.

The library is accepting applications to fill two vacancies on the board for a term that begins in July.

Library Board members must be at least 19 years old, have an awareness of the community, the ability to think clearly, question objectively and plan creatively, be skilled in communicating and cooperating and have an appreciation for the library's past, present and future role.

The Library Board meets the third Thursday of the month and members serve for three years.

Those interested should send a letter of intent and brief biography by May 28 to Kathy Luty, Library Board president, Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield, WI 53220 or via email to

More information about Library Board service is available from Luty and Library Director Sheila O'Brien, (414) 321-9595 Ext.103 or

Walk-A-Thon has

special meaning this year

Whitnall Middle School students and staff kicked off their 2014 Walk-A-Thon, the school's annual service learning opportunity and fundraising effort, May 14.

They are collecting pledges from family, friends and neighbors for this year's walk, scheduled for 12:45 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 30, at Whitnall High School's Falcon Field track, 5000 S. 116th St.

Proceeds will go to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America assistance in healthcare program, which helps cancer patients and their families pay for nonmedical expenses such as mortgage and rent payments, utility bills and groceries.

The donations will be in honor of Whitnall Middle School custodian Joe Lassiter who was diagnosed with cancer in 2013. He received aggressive treatments at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion, Ill., and is doing better and is able to come to work every day.

"Joe is a very important member of the Whitnall family and our students, staff and the community have rallied around him and supported him through hard times," Walk-A-Thon co-coordinator and WMS teacher Kayla Fraley said in a news release announcing the walk.

Walk co-coordinator and WSD instructional technology leader Kathryn Kaiser said, "To be able to dedicate this year's walk to a cause that's important to Joe means a lot to all of us."

West Allis jeweler

going out of business

Michael Prokop has announced that the Prokop Jewelers going out of business sale will end at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at which time the store at 10234 W. National Ave., West Allis, will close.

It originally opened in the Southridge Mall in 2010 and relocated to its current, larger 2,100 square foot location in 2012.

"The difficult economy and declining consumer spending led to the decision to close," Prokop said in a news release announcing the closing.

While the going out of business sale has been successful, a good selection of fine jewelry remains for last minute shoppers, he said. Final markdowns have been made and during the next few days no reasonable offer will be refused.

The store is operated by Prokop and his daughter Allison with assistance from his wife Peggy, daughter Sara and three part-time employees.

"Taking our family name off the front of the building at the end of the sale will not be the happiest day of my life, but looking at the past four years, we can honestly say we touched many lives and made special occasions even more meaningful," Prokop said.

Whitnall graduation

to be June 1

More than 200 Whitnall High School graduates will walk across the stage and receive their diplomas during the 2014 commencement ceremony to be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 1, in the Whitnall High School gymnasium.

This year's graduating class includes 55 National Honor Society members and 82 students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

In addition, this year's graduating class has earned more than $2 million in scholarships.

In addition, the Whitnall Middle School's eighth-grade "promotion ceremony" will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12, in the Whitnall High School gym. The ceremony celebrates and acknowledges eighth-grade students heading to the high school in the fall.

Last of 30 placards

to be placed in Greenfield

Greenfield's Mitchell Highlands residents will soon see Department of Public Works vehicles stopping at utility poles at four locations to put up historical placards.

This is the third and final year that members of the Greenfield Historical Society have funded placards for 30 of Greenfield's more than 200 subdivisions that have names with particular historic associations.

The Mitchell Highlands placards will be placed to commemorate Hegelmeyer's from 1894 at 52nd Street and Morgan Avenue; Elmwood Manor, 1928 at Durand Avenue and Midland Drive; at Mitchell Highlands 1920, at Anthony and Midland drives; and Parkview Highlands, 1929 at 44th Street and Ohio Avenue.

Contributing to the cost of the Mitchell Highlands markers were Dave's Garage of Milwaukee, Whitney Gulbrandson of Waterford whose family once owned Lieber's winery, and Sandra Schuetz of Milwaukee

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