Saturday, April 28, 2012
"Stuff" happens in Greenfield every day, and Greenfield Patch brings it to you as it happens. Here are last week's top stories Monday through Friday.
"Stuff" happens in Greenfield every day, and Greenfield Patch brings it to you as it happens. Here are last week's top stories Monday through Friday. Monday: Nothing like an early morning high-speed chase to get the news week going. Tuesday: Why would anyone buy DVDs or purses or anything other than hair products from a barbershop? Better yet, why would someone try to sell those things at a barbershop? Wednesday: OK, so this didn't actually happen Wednesday - hey, I took the day off to go to the Brewers game - but an update on the Whitnall School District insurance plan got a few people talking. Thursday: Luckily no one was injured when a car crashed through the window of Heads Up Hair Design Studio Thursday afternoon. Friday: Greenfield …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Britney Mowry was killed in a car accident in Alabama on Friday.
Just weeks after Whitnall graduation Robert Hassler Jr. died in a motorcycle accident, the Whitnall community suffered another unexpected loss Friday. Britney Mowry, a 2010 Whitnall graduate, was killed in a car accident in Huntsville, Al. on Friday when the car she was in with two other girls lost control while traveling down a mountain road and struck another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. Mowry had just celebrated her 20th birthday four days earlier. One of the girls Mowry was with, Andrea Morrow, was also killed. Andrea's twin sister Amber, who was driving, was in critical condition in a Huntsville hospital. Mowry was a cheerleader at Whitnall. Several people left condolences for her family on the New Hope Funeral Home's …
Sunday, December 18, 2011
This year's city retirements will account for a loss of more than 600 years of combined service.
Over the final five weeks of 2011, the City of Greenfield will lose more than 400 years of experience as 15 employees in five different departments have retired or will between Nov. 27 and Dec. 31. The numbers for the entire year are even more staggering. Before the upcoming exodus, eight more city workers combining for 242 years of service retired earlier in the year, boosting 2011’s totals to 23 employees with a combined 650 years of experience leaving the city and taking their skills and knowledge with them. Of those 23 departures, which accounted for more than 10 percent of the city's full-time employees, 11 were 30-plus-year veterans, including the leader of the experience pack – former police chief Frank Springob, who was a …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Hassler Jr. "died doing what he loved."
Robert Hassler Jr. would have wanted his friends and family to grab their motorcycles and go for a quick spin on this crisp, still night. "He would want us to do burn outs, that's for sure," said a friend as he sat in the bed of a pick-up truck overlooking dozens of mourners during a candlelight vigil Wednesday evening for the 20-year-old. Hassler was in a motorcycle accident in the 5000 block of 116th Street, near Whitnall High School last Wednesday. He died of his injuries Tuesday. "I put my bike back together just for this, it was all in pieces this morning," said Nick Curtis, Hassler's close friend. "It means a lot. There is a lot of love and support here for my son," Hassler's mother Leann said as she received condolences and …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Robert Hassler Jr. was 20 years old.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- David Cotey
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Updated 5:15 p.m. Tuesday Robert Hassler Jr., a 20-year-old Greenfield man, died Tuesday morning, nearly six days after he suffered severe head injuries in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash Nov. 23. The Greenfield Police Department and a hospital official confirmed Hassler died at approximately 11 a.m. Tuesday at Froedert Hospital. According to police, eye-witness statements indicate Hassler was traveling at a high speed and was attempting a stunt while not wearing a helmet when his motorcycle crashed in the 5000 block of 116th Street, near Whitnall High School. In the days since the accident, more than 600 people showed their support for Hassler Jr. by "liking" the Support Robert Hassler Jr's Battle/Recovery Facebook page. This afternoon…
Monday, November 28, 2011
Robert Hassler Jr. was injured in a motorcycle accident Wednesday, Nov. 23.
The crash occurred on the west side of town in the 5000 block of South 116th Street.
Updated 1:45 p.m. Monday. Update: The Greenfield Police Department has identified the victim in the crash as 20-year-old Robert Hassler. Police said that Hassler was in "grave condition" as of Monday morning, though one poster on the Support Robert Hassler Jr's Battle/Recover Facebook page indicated he had "showed improvement" today as he recovers from head trauma. Original story, posted at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 23: The Greenfield Police Department is investigating a motorcycle crash that occurred Wednesday afternoon in the 5000 block of South 116th Street, near Whitnall High School and Whitnall Middle School. According to police, units responded to the single-vehicle crash at approximately 1:20 p.m. A 20-year-old male Greenfield resident was the…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Several Greenfield residents called or emailed City Hall late last week to voice their displeasure about a petitioner inside the library's lobby.
Many Greenfield residents oppose the recall efforts against Gov. Scott Walker. Others are now voicing their opposition to where those efforts are taking place. Beginning late last week, several Greenfield residents sent emails, called City Hall or even stopped in voicing their displeasure that Recall Walker petitioners are allowed inside city-owned buildings such as the Greenfield Public Library and City Hall to collect signatures. On Thursday, at least one petitioner stood inside the lobby of the library collecting signatures. As of Monday, Greenfield Patch was unaware of anyone collecting signatures inside City Hall, but according to Greenfield Mayor Michael Neitzke, one would have every right to do so. “There’s nothing that prevents a …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Acting on a tip from one of their cases led Greenfield police investigators to the bust in rural Racine County.
UPDATES: John Gay, 44, of Raymond, was held on a $1 million bond, according to a story by the Racine Journal Times. Gay was charged with maintaining a drug trafficking place, possession marijuana with intent to deliver -- more than 10 kilograms, and manufacturing or distributing marijuana. Also, according to Greenfield Police Chief Brad Wentlandt, detectives and drug investigators left the property Tuesday afternoon after a second day of searching yielded 289 full-grown marijuana plants which filled an additional dump truck. The Greenfield Police Department helped shut down a massive drug-growing operation in rural Racine County on Monday. Acting on a tip from a related Greenfield case, Greenfield investigators obtained a warrant to …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Robert Hansen explains the movement and why he's involved.
After reading the dizzying back-and-forth of comments – more than 120 of them in just two days – on a story Patch ran about Occupy Milwaukee’s planned protest for Saturday, I needed clarity. At the very least, I needed some explanations. So I asked Robert Hansen for some answers. Hansen is a 34-year-old Greenfield resident. He works in a body shop in Milwaukee and is a songwriter for the band The Maze. A self-described news junkie with an obvious point of view, Hansen is a student of history and politics and has been supporting the Occupy Movement from its conception because he is “concerned with the direction this country has been moving for the last 30 or so years.” I emailed Hansen a few questions in advance of Saturday’s event. He …