Thursday, May 16, 2013
Maple Grove Elementary students got to check out the police and fire stations, the DPW garage and the library Thursday, May 16.
For many years, second-grade students from the city's elementary schools have received a first-hand look at what may of the city's employees do on a daily basis. On Thursday, it was the Maple Grove Elementary students' turn. Dozens of students toured the Greenfield police and fire stations on Layton Avenue, popped into the library and got to take a seat in a plow truck in the Division of Public Works garage. Check out the video of a group of students and parents learning about DPW equipment thanks to Dave Brown and Renee Roehl.
SCORE Complex in Racine hosts the 2013 National High School Rugby Girls Championships, and DHSA and Catholic Memorial are among the eight finalists.
Yamilett Lopez of Greenfield is participating this Saturday and Sunday in the 2013 National High School Rugby Girls Championships at the SCORE Complex in Franksville, WI. She is a senior at Divine Savior Holy Angels, a six-time national champion. DSHA is seeded second in the eight-team Division 1 tournament and faces Amazons of California at 10:15 Saturday in an opening-round match. Also representing Wisconsin in the tournament is Waukesha Catholic Memorial. Catholic Memorial is seeded No. 4 in the Division 1 tournament and opens against Summit, CO, also at 10:15 a.m. Saturday. The championship match at 12:30 p.m. Sunday will be streamed live online.
Here's the story of Marlene Konkoly, who found creative ways to spend less and save more so she can retire at 50. This story is the first in our series about Extreme Savers.
Americans may be living longer, but our retirement plans aren’t keeping up. Which means people are living longer with smaller bank accounts. But Marlene Konkoly will retire at age 50. How did she do it? She contributes a whopping 45 percent of the gross annual income she earns as a procurement officer for an automotive finance company to her retirement — all while owning a home and remaining debt-free. Konkoly is actually well ahead of the retirement savings curve compared to many of her fellow Americans. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, fewer than half of Americans even know how much money they would need to retire. And nearly a third of employees who had access to a defined contribution plan such as a 401(k) did not participate…
As predicted, traffic is backed up into Racine County because of work being done on I-94 near Rawson Avenue.
**Updated at 5:57 p.m. May 18 Patch reader Mike Hembrook said he had been stuck between the airport spur and College Avenue for over an hour. "Just a crawl and people are cutting everyone off, plus broke down cars every 100 feet," he said. **Updated 9:55 a.m. May 18 As predicted, traffic jams are reaching into Racine County because I-94 is shut down at Rawson Avenue. Cameras from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation are showing lines of vehicles snaking north into Milwaukee County from the 7-Mile Road exit. Local law enforcement is warning drivers that back-ups could extend as far south as Highway 20. Oak Creek residents should expect some heavy traffic congestion on local roads this weekend. Interstate 94 shut down at Rawson Ave. at…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Former lead singer for popular Waukesha-based band is facing a new challenge in his life: a solo career and writing the score for a play about alcoholism, bullying and suicide.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. If you were hitting the bars on the East Side of Milwaukee in the mid-1980s and early 1990s, you are probably fans of the BoDeans, the rock band from Waukesha. Sam Llanas and Kurt Neumann introduced the nation to the Waukesha Sound and made a name for themselves in the music industry. In 2012, Llanas decided to leave the band to work on solo projects and is facing one of those challenges right now – writing the score for a one-man play about alcoholism, bullying and suicide. “I'm working with a playwright, Doug …
Police say the man stole the car from a Wauwatosa dealership one week earlier. He first led Greenfield police on a car chase and then ran through a Greenfield neighborhood before being caught.
A man who police say stole a car just after it had been detailed at a Wauwatosa car dealership was caught a week later in Greenfield, according to court documents. Lonnie Anthony Dahl, a 40-year-old Milwaukee man, was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on May 10 with three felonies: operating a vehicle without owner’s consent, attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer and bail jumping. The three charges carry a combined maximum penalty of $30,000 in fines, 15 ½ years of imprisonment or both, if convicted. Dahl hopped out of a silver Audi and into a black 2008 Ford Focus that had just been detailed by an employee at Uptown Lincoln Mercury, 2111 N. Mayfair Rd., on April 29, while the employee stepped inside the dealership, …
A meeting to see how you can get involved will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, May 20, at City Hall.
The Greenfield Farmers Market is now nearly one month from its opening date, and as the planning committee continues to develop and promote the new venture, there are opportunities for volunteer involvement. Volunteer positions may include farmers market ambassadors during market hours, photographers and promoters. A volunteer interest and feedback meeting has been schedule for Monday, May 20, from 6-7 p.m. at City Hall, Rm. 204 for any community member with a desire to volunteer at or learn more about the Farmers Market. This meeting will provide an update on market logistics and promotion plan, provide volunteer opportunities and allow time for feedback and discussion on the event itself. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP …
The new store is being built on a Walmart outlot on 76th Street in Greendale and should be completed this summer.
Construction of the new U.S. Cellular store on 76th Street in Greendale began this week on an outlot of Walmart. The new store, which replaces a smaller store in Greenfield at the corner of 76th Street and Edgerton Avenue, is expected to be completed this summer. Chick-fil-A will occupy the other outlot to the south, but the chain restaurant is not expected to be built until sometime next year. U.S. Cellular's opening is the latest addition to the the 76th Street commercial corridor.
Flags all over the city are at half staff today, as part of National Police Week.
Wondering why the flags all over the city are at half-staff today? It's for National Peace Officer Day, part of National Police Week.
A man, possibly in his mid-20s, is accused of fondling himself outside the restaurant in front of two female employees at George Webb in Greenfield.
Police responded to George Webb, 4845 W. Forest Home Ave., after receiving a call at approximately 2 a.m. May 9 from an employee who said she saw a man masturbating outside the restaurant’s window. One female employee told police she went outside the back of the building to smoke a cigarette when she saw a man in a hooded sweatshirt stick his head out from behind a fence, according to the Greenfield Police Department report. She went back inside and told her colleague, and the two of them went to the front window, where they saw the man again. This time, however, he had his pants around his ankles. He was dancing around and putting his backside close to the window. He then turned around and started fondling his genitalia. When he saw one …