News & Notes: Jan. 15

Jan. 15, 2013

Health Department

urges flu shots now

Greenfield - While some places are running out of flu vaccine, the Greenfield Health Department has a healthy supply and is advising people that it's not too late to get vaccinated.

The department continues to provide influenza vaccinations on an appointment basis to those calling (414) 329-5275.

The cost of the vaccination varies by Medicare eligibility and insurance status.

Those with Medicare Part B coverage only have the cost billed directly to Medicare. Clients should bring their Medicare cards to the clinic so staff may screen for eligibility.

Medicare Advantage plans, such as United HealthCare, AARP Medicare Complete or Humana Gold are not accepted. A receipt can be issued and the client can directly submit to their plan for reimbursement.

The cost is $25 for adults not eligible for Medicare Part B.

Influenza symptoms include fever, chills, headache, cough and muscle aches. Most people recover within a week, although influenza can last longer and cause life-threatening complications in children, older adults and those with chronic health conditions.

Fourth-degree sex charge

pending against detective

West Allis - A West Allis police detective was booked last week for fourth-degree sexual assault and misconduct in public office.

The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office was still considering the case as of Monday for possible charges.

Fourth-degree sexual assault is intentional touching of clothed or unclothed intimate body parts. The arrest was the result of a joint investigation between Milwaukee County District Attorney investigators and administrators of the West Allis Police Department after a complaint was received.

The detective was released.

An internal investigation is ongoing at the West Allis Police Department regarding circumstances that led to the arrest, police said.

Restaurant closes

after 45 years in business

West Allis - After 45 years in business, The Capri Restaurant has closed, following the death of co-owner Robert Hinek.

His widow and co-owner, Sheila Hinek, has decided to retire but is optimistic that a new operator may be found to continue the business.

The Capri, at 84th Street and Beloit Road, was known for its lasagna and other pasta dishes. Celebrities coming through its door included musicians Frankie Avalon and Savoy Brown and local celebrities and athletes.

Chiropractor to open

office in Greenfield

Greenfield - Chiropractor Linsay Way will open Wellness Way Chiropractic on Feb. 1 at 10335 W. Oklahoma Ave.

Prior to opening her own practice, Way had practiced at Chiropractic First in Mukwonago.

While specializing in treating and training athletes, her family practice will be open to patients of all ages with a variety of conditions.

Conditions treated at Wellness Way Chiropractic will include spinal pain, migraine and tension headaches, nerve pain, sciatica, soft tissue injuries, sports injuries, tendonitis, shoulder disorders and pregnancy-related pain.

Way is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. She has completed extensive post-graduate training in Kinesio Taping, NIMMO.

Olympian coming

to teach youngsters

West Allis - Three-time USA Olympian Debbi Sullivan will come to Jefferson Elementary School on Feb. 18 to teach children not only a simple, easy and inexpensive way to stay fit, but how to use their minds as a successful muscle.

Sullivan holds the world record in the 1500-meter race-walk. She'll teach the students Olympic walking and about making healthy choices and getting fit in a fun way. Sullivan will give a presentation in the morning and another in the afternoon.

Her presentations will coincide with the Jefferson Walkers Club that students take part in during lunch time recess. The Walkers Club promotes exercise that is consistent with the kind of fitness learning used in gym classes.

Dunkin' Donuts opens

in West Allis

West Allis - The first new Dunkin' Donuts in Wisconsin this year is in West Allis at 2865 S. 108th St.

The new restaurant is owned by the Milwaukee Coffee Brewing Co., a firm which is aggressively opening new Dunkin' Donuts in the Milwaukee area. It currently owns seven locations, including one opened in December in Kenosha.

To attract new customers, the store is currently offering 99-cent small hot/iced lattes and $2.99 bakery sandwiches.

Alternative students

give back to community

West Allis - High school students given an opportunity to achieve their potential through the Second Chance Program gave back to the community by operating a blood drive at Lakeside Manufacturing on Jan. 2.

The West Allis-West Milwaukee School District students, all juniors, wanted to be part of an event over the holidays that would benefit the community. This is the first year the Second Chance program has been at Lakeside Manufacturing.

Second Chance Partners for Education is a nonprofit organization that partners with local school districts and businesses to offer students an educational program in the manufacturing environment.

Retired police chief

receives commendation

West Allis - Retired Police Chief Michael Jungbluth received a commendation from the Common Council praising him for his 29 years with the Police Department and his four years as its chief.

The council noted his long list of accomplishments, including numerous commendations for actions in the line of duty. The commendation also notes his many awards and letters of recognition, and his exemplary leadership and service to other law enforcement agencies.

Finally, the commendation says the retiring chief is to be specially recognized for his dedication and service to the residents of West Allis "and congratulates him for a job well done."

Jungbluth retired Dec. 31.

Whitnall administrators

receive $1,000 raises

Greenfield - Eight administrators in the Whitnall School District, including the school principals, received an across-the-board $1,000 raise for the current school year in addition to having their contracts extended.

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