Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Two local veterans groups are planning a new Greendale memorial and are eying school district property at Broad Street and Southway.
Two local veterans groups are planning a new memorial honoring Greendale veterans. Members of the American Legion Post 416 and VFW Post 10519 are eying school district land on the northeast corner of Broad Street and Southway. The groups have begun discussions with the school district and village on the project, American Legion Post Commander Tim Baranzyk said during a School Board meeting Monday. He said he was pleased with initial conversations with Superintendent John Tharp and Village President John Hermes. Plans, while still preliminary, include a kiosk that would list veterans from Greendale and allow people to view the history of each soldier, Baranzyk said. The American Legion and VFW are currently working to set up a nonprofit …
The Greendale sophomore was also second in the discus at the WIAA regional meet at South Milwaukee on May 20.
A week after winning the Woodland Conference title, Greendale sophomore Abby Jankowski added a regional crown to her resume. Jankowski won the shot put with a throw of 37 feet, 4 inches in a WIAA regional meet at South Milwaukee on Monday. In addition, she also placed second in the discus with a 103-10, behind only Oak Creek junior Stephanie Kostowic’s 106-10. All athletes with top-four finishes qualified for Thursday’s sectional meet at Wisconsin Lutheran. Greendale’s boys 400-meter relay team also earned a regional title with its time of 44.42 seconds, a time that placed the Panthers in a dead heat with a team from Oak Creek. Greendale senior Alyssa Docter was second in the pole vault with a 9-6, as was sophomore Joey Unrein in the 800 …
Freedom to be who you are and fulfilling work tend to earn companies on the top lists of best places to work, according to the Harvard Business Review.
The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com By Claire Gordon What is the perfect place to work? An office where every employee gets an annual 10 percent raise? And nobody ever gets fired? And the CEO knows everyone's name? And there are free massages and volleyball courts and barrels of candy apples? None of the above. Rob Goffee of London Business School and Gareth Jones of IE Business School have spent three years asking hundreds of executives this exact question. Six qualities stood out, they found, which they revealed in this month's Harvard Business Review. And ultimately they seem to boil down to a single nugget: Make employees feel like they're not just mindless slaves of shareholder value. 1. Let You Do You The best company …
Donating money to organizations that help victims is quick and easy.
Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide Tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, or if you would like to share your reaction to what's happened, please reach out to Community Editor Sarah Worthman.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Did Gov. Scott Walker break a campaign promise when he vowed to keep pork out of the state budget?
Some campaign promises build in a bit of wiggle room. The one made by candidate for governor Scott Walker to “Strip policy and pork projects from the state budget” did not. This unequivocal pledge, posted on Walker’s campaign website, committed the candidate to eschewing both parties’ longstanding practice of using the budget to make policy changes and reward special interests. In April 2011, less than four months into Walker’s term, the truth-testers at PolitiFact Wisconsin branded this a broken promise. It noted that the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau had identified dozens of non-fiscal items in the governor’s budget repair bills and first biennial budget. Walker’s latest executive budget, for 2013-15, included what the Fiscal …
A woman fighting with security was arrested, while paramedics from three communities assisted in treating people exposed to the pepper spray.
Three people were treated after a woman discharged pepper spray at Southridge Mall about 1:55 p.m. May 11, according to the Greendale Police Department call sheet. The woman was resisting security in the food court near Rocky Rococo and was taken into custody for retail theft, police said. Paramedics from Greendale, Greenfield and Hales Corners arrived at the scene to treat people exposed to the pepper spray, including one person with asthma and heart history and a pregnant woman with abdominal pain.
This week's police reports also include two drunken driving arrests and a theft of cash and jewelry from an apartment.
These incidents are part of the Greendale Police Department's weekly call sheet from May 10-17. A driver was cited for failing to yield after a two-vehicle accident at Grange Avenue and Root River Parkway about 4:45 p.m. May 11. No one was injured. A man was arrested for drunken driving after pulling into a picnic area in the 6400 block of Root River Parkway about 6:40 p.m. May 15. He had a blood-alcohol content of .17. A woman was arrested for retail theft, possession of tobacco and possession of marijuana at Sears in Southridge Mall at 6:20 p.m. May 14. A man was arrested for operating while intoxicated at Loomis Road and 51st Street about 7:20 p.m. May 12 after a witness called police about a reckless driver. A man was cited for …
If you have an elementary or middle school student and you want them to attend summer school, you'll need to get the registration forms turned in by Friday.
If you are thinking of sending your children to summer school in the Greendale School District, you'll need to get those registration forms in by Friday. Two sessions will be held, one from 8 to 9:55 a.m. and the other from 10 to 11:55 a.m. from July 8 through Aug. 2. A few 50-minute sessions will also be held. The registration forms need to be turned in at the school's main office. Course selections are for the grade level entering in Fall 2013. If you have any questions, please call Jessica Talsky at (414) 423-2800 for Middle School, Kerry Owens-Bur at (414) 423-2851 for elementary.
Allison Feix says her mother is tops because she has raised two children while caring for a quadriplegic husband who is also fighting leukemia.
From moms that rock the volunteer scene to moms who always know the right thing to say, dozens of entries into Patch's "Why My Mom is Best" contest warmed our hearts and made us smile. But amid all the spectacular stories was a daughter's touching tale about her mother's battle with cancer while helping a quadriplegic husband with leukemia that stole our hearts. "My mom, Lynn, deserves an escape," Allison Feix wrote about her mother, Lynn Molter. "She's raised two kids and works as a medical technologist, while being the care taker for my father, who has leukemia and has been a quadriplegic for the past twenty seven years. She is a recent breast cancer survivor, who puts the needs of her loved ones before her own. Some time away would be …
So it’s finally starting to warm up in Wisconsin, and suddenly there’s a nudity epidemic. This is our weekly weird crime roundup, OMG PD.
Patch is highlighting some of the more unusual crime news from throughout southeastern Wisconsin in our feature, "OMG PD." Can I get a booth by the window with the view of the naked guy? If two officers see a naked guy and then he disappears, was he ever naked? Ten million organized activities, and these kids play “Paranoia” naked. It’s never too late to operate a widespread shoplifting operation. Seems like everything is being recorded nowadays. Everything. _____________________ The above items are from local police reports and criminal complaints. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.