News & Notes: April 23

April 23, 2013

Jaycees selling

sand for sandboxes

Greenfield - The deadline is May 10 to order sandbox sand from the JCI Greenfield Jaycees.

The group is selling sand for $10 per wheelbarrow with no delivery charge in Greenfield and the villages of Hales Corners and Greendale.

Orders with name, address, phone number, number of loads, payment and email address (for confirmation of orders) should be sent to Sandbox Fill, JCI Greenfield, P.O. Box 20653, Greenfield, WI 53220.

Orders also may be placed online More information is available from Katey by phone at (920) 883-9916 or email

All nation's veterans

to be honored this year

West Allis - All U.S. military veterans will be honored in the West Allis Memorial Parade this year.

Two trolleys will be available for veterans to ride. One will be for World War II and Korean War veterans and the other will be for veterans from any of the nation's wars.

Women who served as wartime nurses are also invited.

Interested veterans should call Alderman Dan Roadt at (414) 321-7264.

Manufacturing is focus

of Heavy Metal Tour

West Allis - Intermediate and high school students and their parents are invited to learn about the growing and changing face of manufacturing in Wisconsin on a Heavy Metal Tour from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27.

The MATC Oak Creek Campus will be the location of the tour, which features a tour of its labs, a chance to talk to manufacturers and experience the computerized equipment and robotics of the future. Register online for the free tour at

The West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, West Allis-West Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce and MATC are sponsoring the tour.

Registered participants will receive a free tour T-shirt and be included in a drawing for tuition scholarships to use toward a technical certificate, diploma or degree at MATC. Students 14 and older will be invited to participate in a free manufacturing awareness field trip, which will tour area businesses, on April 30.

For more information, call the WAWM Chamber of Commerce at (414) 302-9901.

Area voters go

with winners, mostly

With a voter turnout of nearly 24 percent in Greenfield and more than 19 percent in West Allis, local voters went with the eventual winners in most races in the spring election.

According to official vote totals, they overwhelmingly went with the majority in picking Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack over challenger Ed Fallone. Greenfield voters gave Roggensack 3,657 votes and Fallone 1,797. West Allis went 4,647 for Roggensack and 2,520 to Fallone.

The story was the same for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Branch 45, for which Greenfield totals were 3,361 for incumbent Rebecca Bradley and 1,889 for Janet Claire Protasiewicz. Only Ward 8 went for Protasiewicz, giving her 155 votes to Bradley's 145.

West Allis totals were 4,404 for Bradley and 2,448 for Protasiewicz.

Greenfield and West Allis both went with the winner for state superintendent of public instruction, giving Tony Evers the go-ahead for another term over Don Pridemore. The totals in Greenfield were 2,567 for Evers to 2,512 for Pridemore. Pridemore managed to win 10 of the 21 wards in Greenfield.

West Allis went 3,338 for Evers and 3,278 for Pridemore.

When it came to the county supervisory race, Greenfield liked Tom Anthony better than the overall winner Tony Staskunas, giving Anthony 1,135 votes and Staskunas 1,104 votes.

But West Allis went with Staskunas 967 to 728 for Anthony.

Pay it Forward Day

is April 25 in West Allis

West Allis - In homage to worldwide good-deed concept, West Allis Mayor Dan Devine has declared April 25 "Pay It Forward Day" in West Allis.

That's when everyone will be encouraged to do good deeds for others without asking for anything in return except for the recipients' promise to pay it forward to others in need.

The goal is to make a difference by creating positive change one good deed at a time.

Pay it Forward Day was created in 2007 in Australia. It has spread worldwide.


to be saluted at library

Greenfield - The Greenfield Historical Society's May-July showcase display on the upper level of the public library will feature personal memorabilia of Oakley and Esther Fisher.

The Fishers appeared in Greenfield from out of nowhere in 1949, and were key figures in influencing civic and political life here for a quarter-century.

Summer school

registration starts

Greenfield - Registration for summer school, which offers an opportunity for students to keep their skills current and expand learning, has begun.

Greenfield elementary and middle school registration will take place until May 24, for classes that run from June 19 through July 24. High school registration will run until June 17, for classes from June 24 through Aug. 2. There will be no classes on July 4 or July 5.

Application materials and a complete list of course offerings are available online

For kindergarten through fifth grade, summer school registration will take place at Maple Grove Elementary, 6921 W. Cold Spring Road. For middle and high school programs, registration will be at Greenfield High School, 4800 S. 60th St.

The cost is $75 for elementary students, $200 for middle school students and $400 for high school students. Tuition waivers are possible.

Transportation is available for $65 per student for the four-week session for grades up to eighth grade and $100 for the six-week high school session. Greenfield Parks and Recreation will offer early drop off care from 7 to 8 a.m. at Maple Grove and the School's Out program from noon to 5 p.m. to elementary students.

For more information, call (414) 855-2043.

Hearing screenings

at Sonus to be free

West Allis - During Better Hearing Month in May free hearing screenings will be offered by Sonus Hearing Care, 2255 S. 108th St.

For more information, call (414) 219-0490.

Arthritis Foundation

moves to new location

West Allis - The Arthritis Foundation Upper Midwest Region has moved to 10427 W. Lincoln Ave.

Foundation officials said the new location will offer better visibility and easier access.

A dozen 'baldies'

raise more than $7,000

West Allis - The fourth annual St. Baldrick's Foundation event April 8 featured 12 brave souls who had their heads shaved to raise more than $7,000 for childhood cancer research.

The 10 adults and two children got pledges for St. Baldrick's Foundation, which donates more toward childhood cancer research than any organization outside of government. Over the next four years, the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be one of six research institutions that will share in $14.5 million.

The West Allis volunteers included Mayor Dan Devine, Alderman Michael May, a couple of West Allis firefighters and the New Berlin fire chief.

This year's event brings the West Allis four-year total for St. Baldrick's to more than $38,000.

The event took place at Hoover Elementary School, where 8-year-old Braeden Rausch, a Hoover student, not only raised hundreds for St. Baldrick's but donated his hair to Locks of Love to be made into wigs for children stricken who have lost their hair. Braeden had been growing his hair for more than two years.

Library to honor

Heikkinen family

West Allis - The West Allis Public Library will pay tribute April 28 to a family that gave a generous donation enabling the library to renew and refresh its children's section.

In 2008, the family of Amelia Heikkinen gave a bequest in her memory. As a result, the library upgraded and refurbished the story room and added new equipment, furniture, technology hardware and decor in the children's library.

At 2 p.m., Library Director Michael Koszalka will conduct a recognition ceremony honoring members of the Heikkinen family for making the renovation possible. The library will celebrate with refreshments, giveaways and a craft project.

At 2:15 p.m. author and illustrator, Lois Ehlert, will sign posters of her artwork for display in the children's library.


wins essay contest

Greenfield - Greenfield Middle School eighth-grader Karina Polacek won the Fleet Reserve Association essay contest on "What My Vote Will Mean to Me."

Karina's essay was chosen from among 128 entries from 22 schools. She received a certificate of recognition and a $100 prize.

The Fleet Reserve Association is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit organization that represents the interests of the sea service community in Congress.

Books, CDs, DVDs

sought for used book sale

Greenfield - The Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., is seeking donations of used books, CDs and DVDs for its upcoming Used Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11

Materials in good condition can be brought to the checkout desk through May 8.

The library cannot accept the following: books published before 2003, textbooks, VHS tapes, cassette tapes or magazines.

For more information, call the library at (414) 321-9595.

Exhibits feature

local NASCAR champ

Greenfield - Throughout April, the Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., will display several pieces from the new Milwaukee County Historical Society exhibit, "Alan Kulwicki: A Champion's Story."

The celebrated NASCAR champion is a Greenfield native. The Historical Society exhibit featuring Alan Kulwicki will run through the end of the year.

UW Credit Union

opens in West Allis

West Allis - The UW Credit Union was to open its fourth location in the metropolitan Milwaukee area at 2525 S. 108th St., Monday.

The UW Credit Union also has locations Madison, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Stevens Point and Whitewater.

Nick Hudzinski has been named branch manager. He has more than 10 years of financial industry experience, most recently as branch manager at UW Credit Union's Waukesha location.

Forensics students

among tops in state

Greenfield - Greenfield Middle School Forensics team members recently captured two first place state trophies, two for second place and one for third at the Wisconsin State Forensics Tournament for middle level students.

The competition was held in Neenah, where the 35-member team went up against more than 1,400 competitors from more than 80 schools from throughout Wisconsin.

In the end, First Place in Informative Speaking went to Zach Semancik and First Place in Prose to Liam Granlund.

Second Place in Storytelling went to Rachel Dooley and Second place in Group Interpretation to Emily Burke, Nadia Tabit, Anneliese Ward and Veronica Wist.

Third Place in Humorous Solo went to Kelsie Barlow.

In addition, three team members qualified for the prestigious power round. They were Kyle Rusk in the demonstration category; Katelyn Kolehmainen in prose; and Karina Polacek in serious solo.

Two young musicians

win private lessons

Greenfield - Two Greenfield Middle School students, Kyle Rusk and Danielle Hoffman, were among 19 young musicians to win private music lesson scholarships for the coming school year.

They were winners in the Civic Music Association's Annual Music Competition Weekend.

The Civic Music Association has supported young musicians in the greater Milwaukee area and honored their teachers for more than 90 years.

E-book readers

can be checked out

Greenfield - The Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., now has a limited number of pre-loaded e-book readers available for loan.

Each reader comes pre-loaded with 30 to 40 titles in a specific genre, including fiction, nonfiction, romance, fantasy/sci-fi, young adult, mystery/thrillers and historical fiction.

Also available is one e-reader that is pre-loaded with current titles in a variety of genres, and is available for in-library use only.

For information call the library at (414) 321-9595 Ext.104 or stop at the reference desk.

Senior wins

study trip to Germany

Greenfield - Molly Hetzel, a senior at Greenfield High School, has been awarded an all-expense-paid study trip to Germany by the American Association of Teachers of German.

Hetzel was selected as a national winner after scoring in the top 5 percent of level three German language students on the 2013 National German Exam for High School Students that the association sponsors. Nearly 23,000 students took the exam.

After qualifying with a high score on the exam, she submitted responses to several short essay questions in German and in English and was interviewed.

Hetzel is one of 44 German language students from across the country to receive study trips.

Winning lotto ticket

sold at West Allis grocery

West Allis - A $350,000 top prize winning ticket in the Wisconsin Lottery's SuperCash! daily lotto game was sold recently at Pick 'n Save, 6760 W. National Ave., West Allis.

The buyer matched all six winning numbers in the March 21 SuperCash! drawing to claim the $350,000 top prize. The winning SuperCash! numbers were 02, 10, 17, 18, 35 and 39.

SuperCash! is a daily lotto game played only in Wisconsin. Players try to match the six winning numbers drawn each night from a field of 39 numbers for a chance to win prizes of $1, $30, $500 and the top prize of $350,000.

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